Weekend full of local entertainment

SPECIAL OFFER FOR HISTORIC CITY NEWS READERS

St. Augustine Visitors and Convention Bureau Communications Director Jay Humphreys informed St. Johns County entertainment reporters at Historic City News that among the many entertainment choices in store for this weekend, over 100 classic, custom and antique automobiles will participate in 2011 Ponte Vedra Beach Car Show.

Friday & Saturday: April 8-9

DON AUSMAN 5K RUN

Head over to Pier Park in St. Augustine Beach for this fundraising event for the Don Ausman Foundation, an organization devoted to funding an Alternative Spring Break for college students who want to spend their spring break helping the world’s less fortunate. The event begins on Friday with a huge DISCO Party at the Pier from 5-9 p.m. Signup for the race begins at 7 a.m. on Saturday morning and the 5K begins at 8:30 a.m. Lots of fun throughout the day, including a standup paddle board race in the ocean and a Best Burger Competition. For more information, go to http://donausmanfoundation.com

Friday, Saturday & Sunday: April 8-10

BEACH HORSEBACK RIDING

Experience the fun and excitement of horseback riding at the edge of the sea. Country Carriages offers daily one-hour (weather and tides permitting) rides from Surfside Park on Vilano Beach. The cost is $75 per person. For reservations (a must), departure times and more information, call 904.826.1982.

Saturday: April 9

WASHINGTON OAKS GARDENS PLANT SALE & CITRUS SHOWCASE

Join the Friends of Washington Oaks for their 2nd Saturday Plant Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Choose from citrus plants for the patio/lanai and many other varieties. A portion of the plants for sale were propagated and grown in the park by volunteers. All proceeds benefit the park’s enhancement of current and new facilities. Admission is $5 per vehicle and $2 for pedestrians and bicyclists. For more information, call 386.446.6783, or email Washington.Oaks.Gardens@dep.state.fl.us.

DOO-WOP MUSICAL SALUTE

Experience an exciting musical salute to The Platters, The Coasters, The Drifters and the Temptations at Fort Menendez at Old Florida Museum. Performed by Myles Savage, former lead singer from The Platters, this salute features the all-time classic songs of these immortal groups. The show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $40 (limited time, buy one-get one free!) Reservations are required. To purchase tickets, call Fort Menendez at Old Florida Museum at 904-824-8874 or visit www.oldfloridamuseum.com for more information. Fort Menendez is located at 259 San Marco Avenue St Augustine, Florida.

UNDER THE SAME SUN

Include this lively fundraiser in your Saturday night plans for St. Augustine. From 5-9 p.m., there will be local foods, bar, live music and donations available from many local merchants at the Anchor Boutique, 210 St. George Street. Admission is free. All proceeds benefit Under The Same Sun a charity for children with albinism in Tanzania. For more information, call 386.237.4500.

Sunday: April 10

2011 PONTE VEDRA BEACH CAR SHOW

See over 100 classic, custom and antique automobiles as they compete for trophies at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach. There will be plenty of food, lively music and vintage autos on display from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Judges will determine the winners in categories ranging from ‘Best in Show’ to ‘Peoples’ Choice Award’. All entries are welcome, however only pre-1991 cars are eligible for judging. Admission is free. TPC Sawgrass is located at 110 Championshop Way, Ponte Vedra Beach. Vehicle pre-registration for classic, custom or antique car is $25 in advance and $30 the day of the event. For more information and registration, call 904.285.2004 or visit www.pontevedrachamber.org.

A DAY OF SOUP AND ART

Enjoy homemade soup, homespun music and handmade art at the picturesque Genung’s Fish Camp, 291 Cubbedge Road in St. Augustine. From noon to 3 p.m., Communities in Schools of St. Johns County will sponsor this fun event to raise funds for OUR 21st Century Community Learning Center Food Bank & Clothing Pantry in Hastings, Florida. Suggested donation is $10. For more information, go to www.cisstjohns.org or call 904.824.0746.

FAMILY FUN AT BIRD ISLAND PARK

Enjoy an afternoon of entertainment on the second Sunday of each month at Bird Island Park in Ponte Vedra Beach. This Sunday, the Ponte Vedra High School Guitar Ensemble, under the direction of Hester Longstreet, will perform a program of classical, jazz, and contemporary music. The program begins at 2 p.m. Parking and admission are free; seating is open; hats and sunwear are recommended. Bird Island Park is located at 101 Library Boulevard in Ponte Vedra Beach. For more information, call 904.471.9980.

PELLICER CREEK KAYAK TOUR

Come and see why the Pellicer Creek is considered one of the cleanest, most pristine waterways in all of Florida. The 40,000 acres of protected maritime forest allows Florida rainwater to filter undisturbed into the Atlantic Ocean. From 2:30-4:30 p.m., certified Master Naturalist guides, using expedition sea kayaks, will lead participants on a crucial and breathtaking leg of that journey. From river to sea, follow the path of dolphins, sea turtles, fish and eagles during this natural expedition from Faver-Dykes State Park. The cost is $55 per person which includes free admission into the park, guide service, and the finest kayaking equipment. Space is limited to ensure a high quality experience. Call (904)347-1565 for a required reservation.

THE WIVES AND LIVES OF HENRY FLAGLER

Enjoy dinner and a lively production of this theatrical portrayal of the Flagler legacy. Following a specially prepared dinner by the chefs at Raintree Restaurant, this Limelight Theatre production cast of theatre veterans, Margaret Kaler, Dianne Jacoby, Darlene Jacobs, and Robert Gill, take the stage for what promises to be a stellar performance. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $39.95. It all takes place at Raintree Restaurant, located at 102 San Marco Avenue in St. Augustine. For more information and tickets, call 904.825.1164.

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