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MondayFriday: October 27- 31

Shop Pink – In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the St. Augustine Outlets will sell $2 Shop Pink and Save cards offering discounts of up to 30% at participating merchants. All proceeds from the sale of cards will go to local charitable women’s organizations. 500 Outlet Blvd., I-95 & SR 16, St. Augustine. 904-826-1052 www.staugoutlets.com

Flavors of Florida’s Historic Coast – More than 20 outstanding restaurants offer “Chef’s Choice” prix fixe three course dining showcasing their chef’s talents and the rich culinary heritage of Florida’s Historic Coast. Intriguing lodging options and enticing cultural events combine with this special dining promotion to make October an exciting and flavorful time to visit St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra and the Beaches. www.HistoricCoastFlavors.com

MondaySunday: October 27 – November 2

Victorian Halloween at Villa Zorayda – Experience Halloween from the Victorian Age at the Villa Zorayda Museum in St. Augustine.  Built in 1883, the Villa features period decorations from the late 1800’s to early 1900’s.  Plus, see the ghost of Franklin Smith, the architect and owner of the Villa.  Self-guided audio tours in English, Spanish and French are also available.  Hours are 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays.  Admission is $10 adults; $4 children ages 7-12; free age 6 and under.  83 King St., St. Augustine. 904-829-9887
Journey to the South Pacific: An IMAX 3D Experience - Narrated by Academy Award® winner Cate Blanchett, Journey to the South Pacific will take moviegoers on a breathtaking IMAX® 3D adventure to the lush tropical islands of remote West Papua, where life flourishes above and below the sea. Join Jawi, a young island boy, as he takes us on a journey of discovery to this magical place where we encounter whale sharks, sea turtles, manta rays, and other iconic creatures of the sea. Journey to the South Pacific is shown daily at the World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater, 1 World Golf Place, St. Augustine. Visit www.WorldGolfIMAX.com for showtimes and tickets.

Undisclosed: Photographs from the Hidden Lightner Exhibition – For the past two years, photographer Theresa Segal has explored the historic Lightner Museum’s restricted fourth floor: 44 small rooms that were the servants quarters of the Alcazar Hotel, but now make up “the best attic in the world,” says Segal.  This new exhibition features a selection of 20 of her photographs that chronicle the museum’s hidden, stored collections.   Regular museum 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. 904-824-2874 www.lightnermuseum.org

 

TuesdaySunday: October 28 – November 2

13th Annual Tactile Art Show & Thread to the Past: 1855 St. Augustine Bayfront Quilt – This popular show at the St. Augustine Art Association features “touchable” art created in partnership with the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind.  Plus, The Piecemaker’s Quilt Guild rolls out a panoramic interpretation of St. Augustine’s 19th century harbor. This collaborative quilt celebrates St. Augustine’s 450-year old artisan traditions. The free gallery reception is 5 – 9 p.m. on the 3rd.  The gallery is openTuesdaySaturday noon – 4 p.m. and Sunday 2 – 5 p.m. Admission is free. 22 Marine St., St. Augustine. 904-824-2310 www.staaa.org

WednesdayOctober 29

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

FridayOctober 31

Creatures of the Night at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm – Trick-or-treating and fun await young ghosts and goblins at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park.  Hours are 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Special Alligator Feeding and raffle drawing at 7:15 p.m. Admission is $9 adults, $7 children ($8 and $6 for Annual Pass holders).  999 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine. 904-824-3337www.alligatorfarm.com
Trick or Treating at St. Augustine Outlets – St. Augustine Outlets hosts a fun and safe trick or treating from 6 – 8 p.m.  Children of all ages are invited to don their best costume and collect candy at all stores displaying a jack-o-lantern sticker on their window.  500 Outlet Mall Blvd. (east side of I-95), St. Augustine 904-825-1052 www.StAugOutlets.com

 

Freaky Friday Cruise on the Matanzas – Dress up in your favorite costume and set sail from Camachee Cove for a 90-minute cruise aboard the Osprey.  The best costume wins a Nights of Lights Cruise for two.  This is an age 21 and up only cruise and passengers are welcome to BYOB.  Tickets are $39 per person Use code SJC for 50% off.  252 Yacht Club Drive, Dock A-19 (behind Kingfish Grill), St. Augustine. www.jaxwatertours.com
Last Comic Standing Live Tour – NBC’s Last Comic Standing Live Tour featuring stand-up comedy from the finalists of the hit TV series perform at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall at 8 p.m. (doors open 7 p.m.).  Tickets for this seated show are 1st Four Rows: $100; Next Six Rows: $50; All Remaining Rows: $40.  1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-209-0399 www.pvconcerthall.com

 

St. Augustine Orchestra Concert – The St. Augustine Orchestra, under the direction of William McNeiland, opens its 2014/15 season with an 8 p.m. performance at the beautiful, historic Lightner Museum.  The Gilded Age ambiance of the former Alcazar Hotel comes to life with beautiful orchestral music in the location of what was once the largest indoor swimming pool in the world.  Tickets are $20 for adults, $5 for students with ID, and free to children 12 and under.  25 Granada St., St. Augustine. 904-655-7944  http://staugustineorchestra.org

Friday & Saturday: October 31 & November 1

Haunted Trails – The Florida Agricultural Museum hosts a wagon ride through the woods, magic shows, carnival games and a haunted house providing spine-tingling fun for all ages.  Come in costume!  (Wear sensible shoes you’ll be walking and you never know what might be lurking in the sands beneath your feet.) The ride takes place 6 – 10 p.m.  Admission is $12 adults; kids $10; under 5 are free.  A variety of food and drinks available for purchase.  7900 Old Kings Rd. N, Palm Coast.  386-446-7630 www.MyAgMuseum.com

FridaySunday: October 31 – November 2

Decision Height at Flagler College – The Flagler College Theatre Arts department presents “Decision Height,” the story of six Women’s Air Force Service Pilots who flew military aircraft during World War II.  Under recognized for their service and experiencing personal struggles, the play explores the deep bonds and friendships formed by these women.  Friday and Saturdayperformances are at 7 p.m. with a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.  All performances take place at the Lewis Auditorium.  Tickets are $15 each ($10 for veterans) reserved seating and are available at the theater box office or from the website.  14 Granada St., St. Augustine/ 904-826-8600 www.flagler.edu/theatre

SaturdayNovember 1

Old City Farmers’ Market – Features locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, plants and more.  Located at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. 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 Beach.904-823-4500 http://gtmnerr.org

 

Bird Walk at Fort Matanzas – The National Park Service presents a two-hour bird walk designed to explore Florida’s coastal ecology.  The walk is 9:30-11:30 a.m. and starts at the Fort Matanzas Visitor Center.  Bring bug spray, binoculars and closed-toe shoes. The Bird Walk is appropriate for all ages.   Theres is no charge to visit the park or to participate in the walk. Fort Matanzas National Monument is located at 8635 A1A, approximately 15 miles south of St. Augustine. 904-471-0116www.nps.gov/foma

 

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

 

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

SaturdaySunday: November 1 & 2

The Secret – The Spanish Inquisition in Old St. Augustine – Written and presented by local playwright/actor Lee Weaver,  “The Secret” is the story of an investigative attorney who arrives in St. Augustine with Menendez in 1565 with the purpose of identifying Jews, Moslems and “bad Catholics” for prosecution.  Weaver brings extraordinary energy to this acclaimed show.  The Saturdayperformance is at 7 p.m. and the Sunday matinee is at 2 p.m.  All performances take place on the stage of The Pioneer Barn Theater.  Tickets are $18 each. Reservations available through the Pioneer Barn at Fort Menendez.  259 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine. 904-824-8874www.OldFloridaMuseum.com

Sunday:   November 2

Spoonbills & Sprockets Cycling Tour – Come experience the beautiful A1A Scenic ByWay by bike!  The tour consists of cycling routes taking riders from the historic Marineland arch starting point, north through the plaza in downtown St. Augustine and back south to complete 36, 72 or 100 mile routes.  A catered luncheon awaits riders upon their return to beautiful Marineland.  Registration $35 (until Oct 31); day of the event $45. 6900 N. Oceanshore Blvd., St. Augustine.  www.scenica1a.org

                              

30th Annual Great St. Augustine Chowder Debate – More than 30 area restaurants compete for top honors in this tasty fundraiser for Shriners Children’s Hospitals.  Tastes are $1 each and winners will be selected in New England, Minorcan, conch and/or seafood categories. Sponsored by and held at The Conch House Marina Resort from 12:30 – 4 p.m.  57 Comares Ave., St. Augustine. 904-829-8646 www.conch-house.com

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