Barbara Golden, Communications Manager for the St Augustine, Ponte Vedra and the Beaches Visitors and Convention Bureau, informed local Historic City News reporters about the following entertaining events for our St Johns County readers.
Monday – Sunday: May 6 – 12
THE PLAYERS Championship – The game’s greatest players compete at TPC Sawgrass – THE PLAYERS Stadium Course in Ponte Vedra Beach. THE PLAYERS Championship is recognized by PGA TOUR members as “their” championship tournament. It features one of the most coveted titles in professional golf, the strongest field of competitors and the richest purse. In addition to practice rounds Monday through Wednesday, this year’s schedule includes THE PLAYER’S Wives Tournament and Community Day on Tuesday and Military Appreciation Day and Country Music star Dierks Bentley free concert on Wednesday. THE PLAYERS Championship competition rounds are Thursday -Sunday. For tickets and parking information visit www.pgatour.com.
Picasso: Art & Arena Exhibit – An exhibition featuring dozens of Picasso originals, including many that have never been seen previously in the United States. Both famous and rare, these pieces were produced in different styles, techniques and media; providing unique insights into one of Picasso’s main themes: bullfighting. The exhibition is at the Visitor Information Center,10 Castillo Dr. in St. Augustine. Admission: Adults $10; Seniors $8; Kids 6 & Under – Free; Kids 7 – 12 – $5; Family of 4 – $20; Military in Uniform – Free; Flagler College Student with ID – Free. The Picasso Exhibit is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daily. www.picassoartandarena.com 904-825-1000
“Deeper-New Works Art Exhibit to Benefit Rikki” – Space:Eight Gallery exhibit opens with all new works by Chip Southworth produced for benefit of Rikke Southworth to aid in her ongoing battle with breast cancer. The exhibit is at the Space Eight Gallery, 228 W. King St., St. Augustine. The show will run through May 24 with all proceeds from art sales presented to Rikki. www.spaceeight.com 904-829-2838
The American Glass Guild Presents American Glass Now: 2013 – The St. Augustine Art Association will host the second juried American Glass Guild exhibition featuring works by acclaimed stained glass artists. Admission is free. The gallery is located at 22 Marine St. and is open Tuesday – Saturday from noon – 4 p.m. and Sunday from 2 – 5 p.m. www.staaa.org 904-824-2310
St. Augustine Art Association Canvas, Clay, Collage & Cutting Edge – The St. Augustine Art Association combines four exciting themes into one juried exhibit. Cutting Edge is defined as work that pushes the boundaries of ideas and/or materials. The gallery is located at 22 Marine St. and is open Tuesday – Saturday from noon – 4 p.m. and Sunday from 2 – 5 p.m. Admission is free. www.staaa.org 904-824-2310
Monday: May 6
World Golf Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Gala – One of the most important annual events in golf, the World Golf Foundation recognizes some of the game’s greatest achievers when the Class of 2013 is inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. at World Golf Village, located off I-95 Exit 323 in St. Augustine. www.WorldGolfHallofFame.org.
Tuesday: May 7
Hotel Ponce de Leon 125th Anniversary Community Lecture – Dr. Arthur Vanen Houten presents a lecture titled “Faith, Fortune and Empire: Henry Flagler, Florida Politics and the Rise of America’s Global Ambition.” The presentation takes place at 10 a.m. in the Flagler Room at the former Hotel Ponce De Leon, 75 King St., St. Augustine. Tickets are $5. The lecture will last approximately one hour and will be followed by a coffee and pastry reception. 904-819-6282 www.ponce125.com.
Tuesday – Sunday: May 7 – 12
World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater: Ironman in 3D Max – Marvel Studios’ Iron Man 3 pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds.Show times vary daily. The Last Reef 3D – From the makers of Wild Ocean comes an underwater journey exploring our connection with the cities beneath the sea. Show times are 11 a.m. on Tuesday and noon on Wednesday and Friday. Flight of the Butterflies 3D – It is a natural history epic. It is a detective story. Join hundreds of millions of real butterflies on an amazing journey to a remote and secret hideaway. Show times vary. The IMAX Theatre is located at One World Golf Place, St. Augustine.
Wednesday: May 8
Music by the Sea Concert Series 2013 – Live concert with the band Outta Sight playing R/R take place from 7-9 p.m. at the St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion, 350 A1A Beach Blvd. Admission is free and local restaurant Wildflower Cafe will offer signature dinners for $10. For comfortable seating, bring a folding chair. 904-347-8007 www.thecivicassociation.org
Military Appreciation Day & Dierks Bentley Concert at THE PLAYERS- Dierks Bentley will be a part of THE PLAYERS Military Appreciation Day ceremony, themed, “A Salute to the United States Navy.” The program on the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse Lawn will include pageantry by military personnel, performance by the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus, as well as remarks from PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem and other dignitaries. The ceremony begins at 5:30 p.m. TPC Sawgrass is located at 110 PGA TOUR Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach. www.PGATour.com
Wednesday – Sunday: May 8 – 12
THE PLAYERS Championship at the World Golf Hall of Fame – The World Golf Hall of Fame will offer special scavenger hunts, photo opportunities with THE PLAYERS Championship trophy and access to the new class of 2013 Induction Exhibit. Thursday – Sunday, the tournament will be broadcast throughout the Hall of Fame. All THE PLAYERS ticket and badge holders will receive 50% off admission. Mothers get in for free on Mother’s Day. Regular admission is $19.50 adults; $18.50 seniors; and $10 for students. The Hall of Fame hours are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday noon to 6 p.m. The World Golf Hall of Fame is located at 1 World Golf Pl. off I-95 Exit 323 in St. Augustine. www.worldgolfhalloffame.org
Thursday: May 9
San Augustin Sol Festival at The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall – Twice-Grammy nominated Cuban National Symphony pianist Nachito Herrera will provide an intimate performance beginning at 8 p.m. at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A North. Tickets are $55 and $35 or $100 for a 2-day VIP pass that includes nine-time Grammy winner Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Band and Salsa Orchestra at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre the following evening. www.pvconcerthall.com 904-209-0399
The Three Mrs. Flaglers at the Casa Monica – Meet the three wives of Henry Flagler during a dinner theatre show in the Casa Monica Hotel, 95 Cordova St., St. Augustine. Local actress Dianne Jacoby portrays each of Flagler’s wives, Mary Harkness, Ida Alice Shourds, and Mary Lily Kenan. A dinner re-created from the 1888 menu of one of the grand hotels in St. Augustine will be served. The dinner starts promptly at 6:30 p.m. and the show follows at 7:30 p.m. and costs $49. 904-810-6810
Thursday – Saturday: May 9 – 11
Kayak the National Estuarine Research Reserve – Explore the beautiful backwaters of the National Estuarine Research Reserve south of St. Augustine on a guided kayak tour. Observe wildlife in their native habitat and learn about the balance of nature in this awe-inspiring setting. The cost, including kayak and guide services, is $55 for adults and $45 for ages 15 and under (free passes to Marineland Dolphin Adventure included). Morning, afternoon and evening tours depart from The Town of Marineland, approximately 15 miles south of St. Augustine on A1A. 904-347-1565 www.rippleeffectecotours.com
Thursday – Sunday: May 9 – 12
Limelight Theatre Presents ‘Til Beth Do Us Part’ – A comedic farce about a southern housekeeper who whips a long-married couple into shape. Performance times are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. All performances take place at the Limelight Theatre, located at 11 Old Mission Ave. in St. Augustine. Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and $20 for students and military. 904-825-1164 www.limelight-theatre.org
Friday: May 10
Shot Down in Flames – A Tribute to AC/DC at The Standard – The Standard will host Shot Down In Flames — ultimate AC/DC tribute band. They re-create both shows of the AC/DC Lifetime playing all hits of Bon Scott and Brian Johnson. Shot Down in Flames plays everything from High Voltage to For Those About To Rock. Tickets are $10 and the doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m. The Standard is located at 200 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine. www.thestandardfl.com
San Augustin Sol Latin Jazz Festival at The St. Augustine Amphitheatre – Concert featuring nine-time Grammy winner Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Band and Salsa Orchestra, plus Claudia Villela, at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A South. Admission is 2-day VIP Pass $100 (includes Ponte Vedra concert on previous day); $75 VIP; $35 Reserved.
All concert goers can enjoy food, libations and entertainment from 4:30 – 7 p.m. including domino tables, a rum garden and cigar rolling stations.The concert starts at 7:30 p.m.
Friday – Sunday: May 10 – 12
Romanza Week (continues through May 19) – Celebration of art and music in the nation’s oldest city features more than 50 productions and presentations by more than 30 organizations to kick off St. Augustine’s “anniversary years.” Daily events include music and dance performances, concerts, art shows, fashion show, dramatic productions and much more at locations throughout the city. Many events are free, admission required for others. www.RomanzaFestivale.com
Saturday: May 11
Beach Fitness Workshop – Anastasia State Park hosts a fitness workshop each Saturday morning through May 25 from 8 – 9:30 a.m. The series of workshops includes one session of: Tai Chi, Zumba, Pilates, Yoga, Personal Trainer, and an Alternative Health/Naturalist Nutritionist to close out the series. Six weeks, six individual classes, all for sixty dollars or $15 per class. Registration fees will be used for playground restorations and upgrades in the park. The park is located at 1340A A1A South in St. Augustine. 904-461-2033 www.floridastateparks.org/anastasia
Romanza Ponce de Leon Parade – A festive and colorful walking processional of historical reenactors, drummers, soldiers, pirates and bands as they walk from the City Gate, down St. George St. ending at Romanza Festival Aviles and King street fairs. The parade begins at 4 p.m. www.romanzafestivale.com
Treasure Hunt and Documentary – Participants in the Black Raven’s 2:15 p.m. Treasure Hunt cruise willbe included in a documentary! Cosmos Marina Productions will be along on the voyage to include it in their documentary about pirate life on the East Coast. Tickets are $34.95 adults/ $24.95 children. The Black Raven sails from the St. Augustine City Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez. 877-578-5050 www.PirateShipBlackRaven.com
Second Saturday GTM Reserve Guided Trail Hike – Join GTM Research Reserve volunteers from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. for a 1.5 mile guided walk through the Guana Trail. After the walk, visit the GTM Research Reserve Environmental Education Center (EEC). The EEC is located at 505 Guana River Road, Ponte Vedra Beach. There is a $3.00 parking fee. Info: 904-823-4500; http://gtmnerr2ndtrailhike.eventbrite.com
National Miniature Golf Day at Adventure Landing – Adventure Landing celebrates National Miniature Golf Day by offering special deals on Season Passes and giving away prizes for players. The fun starts at 10 a.m. at 2780 State Road 16 in St. Augustine.
Growing Roses in Florida Workshop – Washington Oaks Gardens State Park hosts a 2-hour workshop called “Yes You Can! Grow Roses in Florida.. Beginning at 10 a.m., this workshop takes place during the Friends of Washington Oaks Second Saturday Plant Sale. The Park is located at 6400 N. Oceanshore Blvd. Admission is $5 per vehicle, up to eight people or $4 for an individual occupant. 386-446-6783 www.FloridaStateParks.org
Living History Day at Fort Matanzas National Monument – From 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., reenactors will demonstrate Spanish cannons at this fortress that guarded the southern approach to St. Augustine. Admission is free including the ferry ride to and from Rattlesnake Island. Fort Matanzas National Monument is located at 8635 A1A at the south end of Anastasia Island approximately 15 miles south of St. Augustine.www.nps.gov/foma
World War II at The Fountain of Youth – World War II reenactors with a wide range of period vehicles and weapons provide demonstrations from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Fountain of Youth Archeological Park, 11 Magnolia Ave., St. Augustine. Admission $12 adults; $8 children (6-12). Free for St. Johns County residents. 904-829-3168
Paul Michell Runway Benefit Show – The Standard will host 3 major designers, Erin Healy, Carla Jack Coultas, and Jennifer Chabri, to create a very special runway event for the Children’s Miracle Network. Doors open at 8 p.m. and show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10. This event is for all ages. The Standard is located at 200 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine. www.thestandardfl.com
Imagine Dragons at The St. Augustine Amphitheatre – Platinum-selling pop rock band Imagine Dragons brings their Night Visions Tour to St. Augustine Amphitheatre. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A South. Tickets are $38.50 & $25. www.staugamphitheatre.com 904-209-0367
Dark Side of the Zoo- Zip over the zoo at night. Six zip lines and 23 obstacles allows adventure seekers to catch sights from the zoo that can only be detected in the dark. Each participant is given a souvenir headlamp. The cost of this tour is $75. Reservations must be made online at least 24 hours prior to the tour. St. Augustine Alligator Farm is located at 999 Anastasia Blvd. www.alligatorfarm.com 904-824-3337
Saturday & Sunday: May 11 & 12
Mother’s Day Catamaran Sail – Special Mother’s Day sailing adventure aboard a stable, 27-foot catamaran cruising the Matanzas River. Professional captain provides relaxing sail and expert commentary on the beautiful environment. Tours depart at 12:15, 2:45 and 5:15 p.m. from the St. Augustine Municipal Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez. Tickets are $45 for adults and $30 for kids 12 and under. 904-377-7245 www.staugustineecotours.com
Sunday: May 12
Mother’s Day Sail – Celebrate Mother’s Special Day with a cruise aboard St. Augustine’s premier tall ship, the Schooner Freedom. The 2-hour day sail on the Matanzas River casts off at 12:15 p.m and the Sunset Sail departs at 6:15 p.m. – both from the City Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez. The rate for the day sail is $35 adults, $25 for kids 2-12; the Sunset Sail is $45 for adults and $35 for kids. Complimentary beer, wine, soda and water included. Information and reservations: 904-810-1010 www.schoonerfreedom.com
Quin Tango – A Romanza Festival show, Quin Tango will perform 2-4 p.m. at Lewis Auditorium, at Flagler College, 14 Granada St. in St. Augustine. Featuring two violins, cello, bass and piano, Quin Tango award winning renditions feature tango music. Admission is $30; $40 for limited VIP seating. www.RomanzaFestivale.com
Colonial Harp & Friends – Harpist Mary Jane Ballou and her musical colleagues celebrate St. Augustine’s musical heritage with this special Romanza performance at The St. Augustine Art Association. The free concert is from 3 – 4 p.m. and features music for harp, recorders, violin and voices from the many peoples who found their way to the nation’s oldest city. The SAAA is located at 22 Marine St. 904-824-2310 www.colonialharpist.com
Dine on the Wild Side – This 19th annual dinner and entertainment at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park benefits HAWKE, a not-for-profit organization licensed to rehabilitate injured and orphaned wild birds, mammals and reptiles. Dine on the Wild Side is from 6 – 9 p.m., but come early to enjoy the park and then stay all evening to participate in a guided tour of the bird rookery to view thousands of birds including endangered wood storks. Tickets are $45 in advance and $50 at the door for adults; $30 for ages 5-11; and free for children age 4 and under. The St. Augustine Alligator Farm is located at 999 Anastasia Blvd. in St. Augustine. 904-692-1777 www.hawkewildlife.org
The Secret: The Spanish Inquisition in Old St. Augustine – Could Jews, fleeing for their lives from Spain, have arrived with Pedro Menendez in 1565 when he founded the City of St. Augustine? This one-person show covers 50 years in St. Augustine as one family struggles with both survival in the New World and the betrayal, secrecy and bigotry of the Spanish Inquisition. Performances times at the Pioneer Barn at Fort Menendez, 259 San Marco Ave. at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for general admission; $15 for students and groups of 15 or more. www.OldFloridaMuseum.com 904-824-8874