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TuesdaySaturday:  Sunday: March 2 – 8

Spanish El Galeon “Andalucia” in St. Augustine –  The full-sized replica of a 16th century Spanish ship, El Galeon is open for tours at the St. Augustine Municipal Marina.  Named Andalucia, it is an exact replica of the famous galleons that played such an important role in the creation and maintenance of the Spanish Empire.  It is similar to the galleon that brought Pedro Menendez to Florida where he founded St. Augustine in 1565.  The ship is available through July 2015 for tours from10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily.  Admission to El Galeon is $15 for adults; $10 for children 5-12 and free for those younger than 5. Veterans and St. Johns County residents receive a $2 discount per ticket.  111 Avenida Menendez. 904-824-1606  www.ElGaleon.org
 
Humpback Whales, IMAX Documentary Film – The documentary film “Humpback Whales 3D” plays through March 15 at the IMAX Theater at World Golf Hall of Fame. An extraordinary journey into the mysterious world on one of nature’s most awe-inspiring marine mammals, Humpback Whales takes audiences to Alaska, Hawaii, and the Kingdom of Tonga for an immersive look at how whales communicate, sing, feed, play and take care of their young.  This IMAX theater features the largest 3D screen in the Southeast.  Adults $13, Seniors/Students/Military $12, and Children 3-12 $10. Visit the website for show times. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine. 904-940-4123 www.worldgolfimax.com

TuesdaySaturday:  March 3 – 7

Archaeological Dig at Ximenez-Fatio House – Under the leadership of Carl Halbirt, chief archaeologist for the City of St. Augustine, a major archaeological dig takes place at the historic Ximenez-Fatio House Museum.  The project is expected to produce artifacts dating back to the original town plan of 1572, as well as from the early territorial and statehood years of 1821-1861.  The project is open to public viewing from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays through April 30.  There is no charge to view the dig.  The museum is open at the same times. Admission pricing for adults is $7, families $15, and for students, seniors and military $5. Group tours are welcome at $4.50 per 10 or more. Free for St. Johns County residents.  20 Aviles St., St. Augustine. 904-829-3575 www.ximenezfatiohouse.org

WednesdayMarch 4

Farmer’s Arts and Crafts Market – Farmer’s Market located at the oceanside St. Johns County Pier Park featuring selections of fresh produce, plants, baked goods, fine art, jewelry and more!  Open 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. rain or shine. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. 904-347-8007

 

First Wednesday: Lightner Museum Curator Tours – Lightner Museum curator provides a themed interactive tour designed to give participants an opportunity to see acquisitions in operation rather than just as static displays.   The tour, which is included in admission, takes place at 10 a.m. on the second floor of Lightner Museum.   Regular admission is $10 adults; $6 for active duty military; $5 college student and youth ages 12-18; under 12 are free.  75 King St., St. Augustine. 904-824-2874www.lightnermuseum.org

Friday: March 6

First Friday Art Walk – From 5 – 9 p.m. on the first Friday of every month, the Art Galleries of St. Augustine feature new exhibits, refreshments and live music at more than 20 galleries.  The event is held rain or shine inside the member galleries and is a free, self-guided walking tour (tour maps available at participating galleries).  Plus, free Art Walk Trolleys and Trains provided by St. Augustine Sightseeing Trains and Old Town Trolleys, provide free transportation throughout downtown for the art walk. 832-779-2781 www.artgalleriesofstaugustine.org

 

St. Augustine Art Association’s Cutting Edge Exhibition – First Friday Art Walk is the grand opening reception for the St. Augustine Art Association’s Cutting Edge Exhibition.  The show runs through March 29 and explores and pushes the boundaries of ideas and materials.  Always stunning and surprising, the works include collage, ceramics and cavas. The gallery reception is 5-9 p.m. on Friday. The gallery is open TuesdaySaturday noon – 4 p.m. and Sunday 2-5 p.m. Admission is free.  22 Marine St. St. Augustine. 904-824-2310 www.staaa.org
Ladnier-Kendrick Exhibition Opening – From 6 – 8 p.m. the Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach hosts an opening reception for its latest exhibit of the works of Paul Ladnier and Claire Kendrick.  Ladnier’s exhibition of landscapes titled “Low Country Light” and Kendrick’s study of the human figure titled “Figuratively Speaking” are on display through April 17. The exhibit is open MondayFriday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Admission is free.  50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-280-0614 www.ccpvb.org

 

Meet The Treasure Hunters – From 6 – 8 p.m., The St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum hosts Mark Anthony, a treasure diver and collector known worldwide and founder of St. Augustine’s ‘Treasures by Mark Anthony’.  To have an item appraised by Anthony, send a photo of it along with a brief description to tracy@thepiratemuseum.com in advance.  The event is free.  12 S. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine. 877-467-5863 www.thepiratemuseum.com

Friday & Saturday: March 6 & 7

Author Nancy Pellicer Dyer Book Signings – Author Nancy Pellicer Dyer visits St. Augustine to sign copies of her novels “The Minorcan Quarter” and “The Minorcan Yoke”.  Her first novel “The Minorcan Yoke” brings to life the atrocities suffered by the indentured servants of the New Smyrna Colony during the nine years of the colonie’ existence.  Her second novel “The Minorcan Quarter” picks up where her first novel left off.  The saga follows her forefather, Don Francisco Pellicer, as he helps establish St. Augustine’s Minorcan Quarter. On Friday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. she will be at Anastasia Books, 81 King St. and from 5 – 8 p.m. Dyer will sign at the Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse, 14 St. George St.  On Saturday, her book signing will take place from 11 a,m.-3 p.m. at Llambias House, 31 St. Francis St., St. Augustine. Admission is free to all events.  804-789-1125

 

Searle’s Sack of St. Augustine - Authentic re-enactment of Captain Robert Searle’s 1668 attack on St. Augustine.  Searle and his privateers sailed from Jamaica to loot the silver ingots held in the Spanish royal coffers at St. Augustine.  Their vicious attack killed 60 of the town’s citizens and led to the construction of the Castillo de San Marcos.  On Friday at 4:30 p.m., the call to arms is issued on Cathedral Place and Spanish soldiers march to the City Gate and demonstrate their weapons.  On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Raiders’ encampment at the Fountain of Youth  Archaeological  Park  (11 Magnolia Ave.) is open to the public and features drills, demonstrations and living history interpretations.  At 4:30 p.m., Searle’s men attack the city’s Spanish soldiers and colonial citizens at the Plaza and pursue them to the City Gate where the skirmish continues at Orange and Cordova Streets.  904-534-6168; www.Searlesbucs.com

 

Art & Design Faculty Exhibition – The Crisp-Ellert Art Museum and Flagler College’s Department of Art and Design present an exhibition of recent works by department faculty.  Encompassing paintings, drawings, sculptures, installation, video, print and digital design, the artists’ bodies of work speak to the strength of their individual practices and demonstrate the breadth of experience they bring to Flagler College.  The exhibition opens with a public reception for the artists from 5 – 9 p.m on Friday.  Admission is free.  The exhibition will be open through April 17. The museum’s hours while classes are in session are Monday thru Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday, noon – 4 p.m.  904-826-8530, 48 Sevilla St., St. Augustine.  www.flagler.edu/crispellert

FridaySunday: March 6 – 8

34th St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival – This northeast Florida favorite features delicious seafood, affordable arts & crafts, a kids’ zone, Spanish Landing and Pirate Village and outstanding live music.  Friday night features jazz with Nat King Cole’s niece Linda Cole and the Bill Doyle Quartet.Saturday and Sunday feature Americana-style music with American Idol contestant the Christian Lopez Band, Florida Bluegrass Band, Collapsible B, Lonesome Bert & The Skinny Lizards, Sam Pacetti, Flaming Pajamas and more!  The festival is open Friday 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Francis Field.  Admission $3 adults; Children 12 & under free. All net proceeds go to benefit Lions Club charities. No Pets. 25 W. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine. 904-829-1753www.lionsfestival.com

 

The Boys Next Door at Limelight Theatre – The Boys Next Door, by Tom Griffin, is a two-act comedy-drama about four intellectually-disabled men who live together in a small apartment. The play provides a humorous commentary on the men’s lives, taking a surprising turn as a father comes to visit, true love is discovered and one accepts a new job.  Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday -Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday.  Tickets are $25; $22 seniors; $20 student and military. 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine.904-825-1164

 

Saturday:  March 7

Old City Farmers’ Market - Features locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, plants and more.  Located at the St. Augustine Amphitheater. Open 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Admission is free. 1340 A1A, St. Augustine. 904-471-3733

 

GTM Research Reserve Guided Cultural Hike  – The first Saturday of each month at 8:30 a.m.features a Guided Cultural Hike that focuses on the Guana Peninsula’s 5,000 years of human history  This 1.5 mile guided walking tour departs from the Trailhead Pavilion located just west of the Guana Dam.  The programs are free.   There is a $3 parking fee.  505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach904-823-4500 http://gtmnerr.org

 

Living History Day at Fort Matanzas  – From 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., authentically clad reenactors 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, approximately 15 miles south of St. Augustine. 904-471-0116www.nps.gov/foma

 

238th Anniversary of the Arrival of The Menorcans – From 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., celebrate the 238th anniversary of the Menorcans’ arrival in St. Augustine at this festival featuring authentic Menorcan culture.  Presented by the Menorcan Cultural Society, the event includes handmade mullet net demonstrations; Sally Walton and Friends dancing; storytelling and singing; datil pepper plants, sauces and jellies; Menorcan t-shirts, hats and memorabilia for sale, Menorcan family crests and pictures on display and delicious Menorcan food including pilau, clam chowder and baked goods.  It all takes place at Llambias House in St. Augustine.  Admission is free.  31 St. Francis St., St. Augustine. 904-826-3388

 

Vilano Beach Sunset Celebration – A celebration of a spectacular sunset across the bay featuring dozens of market vendors, live music, local arts and crafts and more at the Vilano Pier on the Intracoastal Waterway.   Activities are from 3 p.m. – dusk.  Admission is free.  260 Vilano Rd., St. Augustine. 904-540-0402 www.vilanobeachfl.com

Night Fest at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum – Celebrate 141 years of light at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum’s annual Night Fest.  In partnership with the Junior Service League’s Lighthouse 5k Run, this special event is a great night of fun for the whole family.  Admission to the lighthouse is free from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.  Explore the light station grounds, climb the 165 ft. tall lighthouse tower and discover maritime history inside the Victorian-era keepers’ house.  Kids will love the face painting, temporary tattoos and other free activities.  Snacks, sodas and beer will also be available for purchase in the lighthouse courtyard.  Come out for the race and stay for the celebration.  81 Lighthouse Ave., St. Augustine, 904-829-0745 www.StAugustineLighthouse.org

 

EMMA Concert Performance: Moscow City Ballet – The Moscow City Ballet brings Don Quixote, the most Spanish of all ballets, to the oldest city to celebrate the 450th anniversary of its founding.  The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. at  Flagler College’s Lewis Auditorium. Tickets are $40.  14 Granada St., St. Augustine. 904-797-2800 www.emmaconcerts.com

Sunday:  March 8

A Ride for the Wild Side: Florida Park Service’s Charity Ride – Take a ride for the wild side in the state parks from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Anastasia, Fort Mose Historic, Washington Oaks Gardens, Bulow Creek, Tomoka, North Peninsula, and De Leon Springs State Parks are hosting a charity ride.  There will be no set route because bikers can go to as many parks as they like (min. of 5) as long as they end up at Anastasia State Park in St. Augustine by 3 p.m. to turn in their tally sheets.  Anastasia will host a party from 1 – 5 p.m. with food provided by Island Beach Grill, live music performed by Second Chance, alcoholic beverages for purchase, chance drawing, and games.  Register online athttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-ride-for-the-wild-side-tickets-15222776735 or at any of the parks during the registration window from 8 – 11 a.m.  Registration is $20 and include one tally sheet, park entrance, food, and chance drawing ticket.  There is a $10 fee for one additional poker hand.  300 Anastasia Park Rd., St. Augustine. 904-461-2033 www.arideforthewildside.com

 

Florida Chamber Music Project Presents “Haydn & Ravel” – The Florida Chamber Music Project performs Joseph Haydn’s “String Quartet Opus 76, No. 2″ and Maurice Ravel’s “String Quartet in F Major.”   Tickets for the 3 p.m. concert (doors open 2 p.m.) at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall are $25 each.  1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-209-0399 www.pvconcerthall.com

 

Southern Culture on the Skids with The Wooly Bushmen and Rivernecks Concert – This Sing Out Loud concert features a raucous, good-natured, good-time band that performs a unique hybrid of Americana, surf, R&B, Rockabilly and swamp pop.  The 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.) concert takes place at the Colonial Quarter in downtown St. Augustine. Tickets are $20 general admission standing room only. 33 St. George St., St. Augustine. 904-209-0367 www.staugamphitheatre.com

 
60 Minutes Producer Lowell Bergman at Flagler College – As part of Flagler College’s annual Communications Week, “60 Minutes” producer and award-winning journalist Lowell Bergman speaks on his experiences in investigative journalism.  Bergman has won three Peabody Awards, a Writer’s Guild Award and contributed to the New York Times’ Pulitzer Prize-winning series “A Dangerous Business.”  His talk begins at 8 p.m. in the Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College.  Admission is free. 14 Granada St., St. Augustine. 904-826-8582 (ext. 582)

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