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MondaySunday, November 9 – 15

Flagler College Gilded Age Fashion Exhibit
Join a Flagler College tour to see a small recreated collection of men’s and women’s clothing from the beginning of the Gilded Age period. The exhibit is included in the $10 price of the daily Flagler College Legacy Tours at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Flagler College 74 King St., St. Augustine.  904-823-3378
Obelisk Art 450
A temporary public art initiative of Compassionate St. Augustine, Obelisk Art 450 pays tribute to the 450th anniversary of the nation’s oldest city in 2015 while promoting a legacy of compassion.  This very first  St. Augustine’s public arts exhibit features 25 artistically interpreted 8.5-foot tall obelisk replicas of the Monumento a la Constitución on St. Augustine’s Plaza de la Constitucion.  Each of the 25 renowned artist’s obelisks demonstrates a story line and the four foundational values to the monument originally dedicated in 1813: Freedom, Democracy, Human Rights and Compassion. Each obelisk will be located at a site in St. Augustine that relates to the artist’s interpretation.  The Obelisk’s will be on display through January 2016. For more details and obelisk descriptions and locations, visit
Spectre 007 at the IMAX Theater
The IMAX Theater at the World Golf Village presents Spectre 007. A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE. 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

Monday, November 9

Last Comic Standing Live Tour
NBC’s Last Comic Standing Live Tour returns to the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall for an evening of great stand-up comedy featuring the finalists from the show’s most recent season. This lively laugh fest resumes its search for the funniest comic in the country with innovative format changes, surprise celebrity guests and unexpected twists. The show also offers a VIP package that includes the best seats in the house, meet-and-greet and photographs with the comics, autographs and more! Tickets are $100 each for the VIP package; $50 each for rows 5-11; and $40 each for remaining seats.1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-209-0399

MondayWednesday, November 9 – 11

Veterans Day at the Hall of Fame
The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum celebrates Veterans Day with free admission for all active duty military, veterans and their dependents. All guests to the Hall of Fame will be able to enjoy a special scavenger hunt in the museum highlighting golf’s relationship with the military. The World Golf Hall of Fame is open MondaySaturday10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $19.50 for adults, $18.50 for seniors and $10 for students (13 and over) and $5 for children (5-12). One World Golf Pl., St. Augustine 904-940-4123
Enzo Torcoletti Exhibit
The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach features this “Unedited” exhibit of sculpture by well-known artist Enzo Torcoletti through November 11. Torcoletti’s work consists primarily of stone carvings, some which have not been previously shown. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday thru Friday.  50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-280-0614

MondayFriday, November 9 – 13

Edgar Endress, “Finding Baroque” Exhibit at Crisp Ellert Gallery
This collaborative project between Flagler students and artist Edgar Endress (Associate Professor of Art, George Mason University) considers Spanish colonization in Florida, specifically the implementation of Baroque as the mechanism of cultural and religious dominance in the Spanish colonies. The project researches the Baroque through the icons of the historical dominant culture in St. Augustine. These visual and verbal forms are dynamic, porous, and permeable, incorporating the cultural perspectives and iconographies of the indigenous and African laborers and artisans who built and decorated Catholic structures. The exhibit is open during regular museum hours, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. 48 Sevilla Street, St. Augustine

Tuesday, November 10

Flagler College Community Lecture Series
As part of the Community Lecture Series marking the 450th year of St. Augustine’s official founding,  Tracey Eaton presents “Cuba: A New Dawn?” Admission is $5 (4 lectures for $15) to the 10 a.m. lecture in the Ponce Hall Solarium at Flagler College. A coffee and pastry reception will follow.  Reservations required.  74 King Street, St. Augustine. 904-826-8617

TuesdaySunday, November 10 – 15

St. Augustine Art Association Exhibit Florida: Paradise Lost & Found 
St. Augustine Art Association’s Florida: Paradise Lost & Found runs through January 3 and highlights the flora and fauna, history and happenings, people and places that are unique to Florida, both past and present  The gallery is open TuesdaySaturdaynoon – 4 p.m. and Sunday 2 – 5 p.m. Admission is free.  22 Marine St. St. Augustine.904-824-2310

Wednesday, November 11

Veterans Day at the Castillo de San Marcos     
In honor of Veterans Day, admission to the Castillo de San Marcos is free. The Castillo is open from 8:45 a.m. – 5 p.m. Join the staff and volunteers at the Castillo to commemorate Veterans Day by highlighting the citizen soldiers of St. Augustine. Informal activities commemorating Veterans Day will be ongoing from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The event is free.
904-829-6506, ext. 232. 1 South Castillo Dr., St. Augustine.
Free Admission at Washington Oaks Gardens and Faver-Dykes State Parks
In honor of Veteran’s Day, Washington Oaks Gardens and Faver-Dykes State Parks are offering free admission. Both parks are open from 8 a.m. until sundown. Washington Oaks is located at 6400 North Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast. 386-446-6783  Fever-Dykes State Park is located at 1000 Faver-Dykes Rd.,St. Augustine.
The Grand Veteran’s Day Parade
Celebrate Veteran’s Day in St. Augustine — citizen soldiers and regular troops have defended the city for more than 450 years. The Grand Veteran’s Day Parade celebrates the long military legacy of the city and include re-enactors representing every era of St. Augustine’s military history; ROTC units from local high schools; massed colors of more than 30 regional veteran and civic organizations; the Navy Region South East Band; and the combined marching bands from St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra high schools. Plus, static displays on land and in the harbor including a Coast Guard helicopter, patrol boats, Army/National Guard vehicles and weapons. The parade begins at 10:50 a.m. at Francis Field and at 11 a.m. passes the reviewing stand at the Castillo de San Marcos. It continues down Avenida Menendez, turns west on Cathedral Place at the Bridge of Lions and then north on Cordova to return to the event field. 904-806-4712

Thursday, November 12

Evenings at Whitney Lab Lecture
At 7 p.m.,Greta Binford, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology at Lewis & Clark College presents “Venomous Spiders.” Admission is free. The lecture takes place at the Center for Marine Studies at the Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience, 9505 Ocean Shore Blvd., St. Augustine (in the town of Marineland)
Adrian Legg and David Lindley Concert
Renowned guitarist Adrian Legg and multi-instrumentalist David Lindley perform at 8 p.m. at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. Voted guitarist of the decade (1984-94) by the U.K.’s Guitarist magazine, guitar icon Joe Satriani says Legg is “simply the best acoustic guitarist I’ve ever heard.” For many years, Lindley was the featured accompanist for Jackson Brown and has long-championed the concept of world music. His talents showcase the spectrum of music heard from around the world. Tickets are $49.50 each for the first five rows; $39.50 all remaining rows. Doors open at 7 p.m. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach.

ThursdaySaturday, November 12 – 14

Emotional Creature Theatre Production (Mature Content)
Flagler College Department of Theatre Arts presents Emotional Creature by Eve Ensler at The Lewis Auditorium. Performances are 7:30 p.m., with a matinee at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $10 and available online. 14 Granada St., St. Augustine. 904-826-8600

ThursdaySunday, November 12 – 15

Unburied Treasure of St. Augustine
Sacred Vessels on loan from Boston Museum of Fine Arts will be on exhibit at the Mission Nombre de Dios Museum. The seven religious objects made of silver hollow ware date back to the 1600s and may be among the earliest surviving items used in Christian worship in the United States. They were discovered in 1879 by workers in a St. Augustine citrus grove. The objects have been in Boston for the past 135 years. The Museum is open ThursdaySaturday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday from noon – 4 p.m. Admission is free. Donations appreciated. 27 Ocean Ave., St. Augustine.904-824-2809

The Christians at The Limelight Theatre 

This adult play, The Christians, is a thought-provoking performance which asks, “What does it take to be a Christian in today’s world?” Performance times are 7:30 p.m. ThursdaySaturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $25; $22 seniors; $20 student and military. 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine.

Friday, November 13

An Evening with Jake Shimabukuro at The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall welcomes ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro at 8 p.m.(doors open 7 p.m.)  A native Hawaiian, Shimabukuro has topped Billboard’s World Music Chart numerous times was declared a musical “hero” by Rolling Stone magazine. Tickets are $44.50 each for first 11 rows; and $34.50 each for remaining seats.1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-209-0399
Lighthouse Speakeasy Event
Indulge in this exclusive whiskey and food tasting in the 1876 Keeper’s House at the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum. The event is 7 – 10 p.m. and all guests must be over 21. Tickets are $150 each and are available from website. 81 Lighthouse Ave., St. Augustine. 904-829-0745

FridaySunday, November 13 – 15

25th Annual Holiday Shoppes Boutiques

The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra will host the 25th Annual Holiday Shoppes Boutiques with lots of crafts, and art works and many other unique gift items on sale. More than 25 boutiques from across the country will participate. There will also be plenty of food items to sample and purchase. The hours are 10 am to 5 p.m. on Fridayand Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $5 donation at the door. 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach, 904-280-0614 x205

Saturday, November 14

2015 Super Scenic 72-Mile Garage Sale
Shop ’til you drop from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., on the 2015 Super Scenic 72-Mile Garage Sale! From Ponte Vedra South to Flagler Beach vendors, neighborhoods, schools and organizations are set up along 72 miles of A1A and offer a fascinating array of garage sale treasures.
GTM Reserve Guided Trail Hike
Join GTM Research Reserve volunteers from 8:30 – 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).There is a $3 parking fee. 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-823-4500
Second Saturday Plant Sale
Washington Oaks Gardens State Park hosts their monthly plant sale from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Regular park entrance fee of $5 per vehicle, up to eight people; $4 per vehicle for single occupancy or $2 per person on bicycle applies. 6400 North Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast.  386-446-6783
Harvest Time at Fort Mose
From 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Florida Living History presents an 18th-century historical interpretation focusing on harvest time in colonial Spanish Florida. Volunteers illustrate the food and food ways of 18th century St. Augustine and Fort Mose – the first, legally-sanctioned free black settlement in the continental United States. Admission is free for the event. Museum admission is $2 per person; children, ages 5 and younger are free. Fort Mose Historic State Park, 15 Fort Mose Trail, St. Augustine. 877-352-4478
Cherokee Native American Interpretive History Demonstrations
Enjoy a day of demonstrations by Cherokee Native historians at the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park. From 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., listen and learn about how the Southeastern Cherokee nation interacted with the Timucua tribes in the area for centuries before the arrival of the Europeans. The lectures and demonstration will take place in the park’s living history village of Seloy. Admission is $15 Adults, $14 seniors, $9 Children 6 – 12, Under 5 free. 11 Magnolia Avenue, St. Augustine 904-829-3168
First Coast Opera
First Coast Opera presents OPERA PARIS, selections from Puccini’s “La Boheme” and Verdi’s “La Traviata” at 7:30 p.m. at Lightner Museum. Tickets are $35. 75 King Street, St. Augustine. 904-417-5555
Safari Soiree: 11th Annual St. Augustine Wild Reserve Fundraiser
Beginning at 6 p.m., meet exotic animals, bid on jewelry and wildlife art in a silent auction and mingle with fellow wildlife advocates. At 7 p.m., enjoy a magnificent buffet dinner and cash bar.  Wear your favorite safari outfit! It all takes place at the Slammer and Squire at World Golf Village. Proceeds benefit the St. Augustine Wild Reserve. Tickets are $75 each. Reservations requested. 2 World Golf Place, St. Augustine. 904-940-0664.

Saturday & Sunday, November 14 & 15

Maritime Fun Fest 2015
The Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park hosts the 2015 Maritime Fun Fest from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. This year’s festival will showcase the St. Augustine Maritime Heritage Foundation’s boatyard, complete with hands-on maritime activities and newly christened, 16th century utility workboat called the San Agustin. Events include the Quick and Dirty Boat Building Competition and Race, the Bartending Rum Challenge, educational exhibits, craft vendors, book signings, lecturers, a beer and wine tent, the Astillero de Perro Dog Agility Contest, a Maritime Pup Parade and children’s maritime education corner with hands-on activities. Saturday evening is the Evening at the Fountain Fine Food Faire Party with delicious food from the St. Augustine Independent Restaurant Association, music by The Coconuts and a presentation by Dr. Roger Smith. Tickets for the Food Faire Party are $20 each. Daily admission includes entry to the Fountain of Youth is $15 Adults, $14 seniors (60+), $9 Children 6 – 12, Under 5 free. St. Johns County Residences & Active/Retired Military with ID Adults $5, Senior (60+) $4, Child 6-12 $3, ages 5 and under free. Proceeds from the festival support the Foundation’s Maritime Heritage Scholarship Fund. 11 Magnolia Ave., St. Augustine. 904-599-3800
St. Augustine Half Marathon
Put on your running shoes and participate in a foot-race that suits your running level.On Saturday there will be a 10K run; a Family 5K Run and the St Augustine’s Kids Race. Then on Sunday the St. Augustine Half Marathon begins.  The events Expo is located at Francis Field where each race starts and ends. 29 West Castillo Dr., St. Augustine. 305-716-1111
36th Lincolnville Festival
Eddie Vickers Park (Little Links) returns to the roots of Lincolnville for this 2-day festival celebrating the area’s revitalization. One of the founding fathers of the Lincolnville Festival, internationally known jazz musician Doug Carn, is among the featured artists, joining several regional talents performing throughout the weekend. Music, dancing, food, drinks, local vendors and fun activities for the children. The festival is Saturday from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.  399 Riberia St., St. Augustine. 904-829-3918 e-mail

Sunday, November 15

Guided Bird Walk at Fort Mose Historic State Park
Join Master Naturalist Arliss Ryan from 9 – 11 a.m. for a guided birdwalk through the grounds of Fort Mose Historic State Park. The park is located along the Atlantic Flyway and offers different natural communities, including estuarine tidal marsh and maritime hammock, that draw a wide variety of birds. “Rookery Island” is home to many nesting species including several heron and egret varieties and at least one mated pair of Great Horned Owls. The event is free, however, there is a $2 charge to view the museum. 15 Fort Mose Trail, St. Augustine.
Tour de Farm
Take a ride around the region for a first-look into the fall harvest and an opportunity to learn about our local food system. See where your food comes from and meet the farmers who produce it!  The tour is from noon to 5 p.m. and includes farms in St. Augustine, Hastings, Elkton, Ponte Vedra and the Jacksonville area. Chefs from area restaurants will be at each farm demonstrating cooking techniques and recipes using local-grown produce. A $20 car pass is required to participate. For more information and a list of participating farms, visit
EMMA Concert Performance: Minneapolis Guitar Quartet
EMMA Concert Association presents the distinctive and imaginative Minneapolis Guitar Quartet in concert at 2 p.m. at Flagler College’s Lewis Auditorium. Performing since 1986 with imagination, artistry, and musical mastery, the Quartet has been hailed as “one of the major guitar ensembles in the world” (Soundboard Magazine). Tickets are $30 ($5 for students) and may be purchased in advance on the website. 14 Granada St., St. Augustine. 904-797-2800


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