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MondaySunday: March 30 – April 5

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

MondayFriday:  March 30 – April 3

Ladnier-Kendrick Exhibition  – Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach hosts an 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

MondaySaturday:  March 30 – April 4

Art & Design Faculty Exhibition – The Crisp-Ellert Art Museum and Flagler College’s Department of Art and Design present an exhibition of recent work by department faculty.  Encompassing painting, drawing, sculpture, 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. 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.; Saturday, noon – 4 p.m.  904-826-8530, 48 Sevilla St., St. Augustine.  www.flagler.edu/crispellert

Tuesday:  March 31

Woman’s Exchange Spring Luncheons – Enjoy a special luncheon in the gardens of the historic Pena-Peck House. Doors to the Gift Shop open at 10:30 a.m. and the luncheon is served at noon.  Reservations are required. Tickets are $25 and include $5 fun money for shopping. 143 St. George St., St. Augustine. 904-829-5064 www.PenaPeckHouse.com

TuesdaySaturday:  March 31 – April 4

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

Wednesday:  April 1

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

 

Welcome to Night Vale – The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall presents a live performance of the acclaimed bi-monthly podcast “Welcome to Night Vale”.  Plus, musical guest Dessa performs.  “Welcome to Night Vale” is a wildly popular podcast in the style of community updates from the strange, small desert town of Night Vale.  The podcast features local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff’s Secret Police, mysterious lights in the sky, hooded figures and much more!  The show begins at 8 p.m., doors open at 7.  Tickets are $25 – reserved seating.  1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach.904-209-3099 www.pvconcerthall.com

Thursday: April 2

“Jacket: A Juried Video Art Showcase” at Crisp-Ellert Art Museum – At 7 p.m. the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum screens videos produced by an array of 17 national and international artists.  Co-curated by Flagler alum Kevin Mahoney, art professor Patrick Moser and CEAM director Julie Dickover, the videos are shown in two parts with a short intermission. The works included in Jacket expose the commonalities as well as the disparate ideas and methods found within contemporary video practice around the world.  904-826-8530, 48 Sevilla St., St. Augustine.  www.flagler.edu/crispellert

ThursdaySunday: April 2 – 5

Kraft Nabisco Championship at the World Golf Hall of Fame – Learn about Hall of Fame members who are past champions and take part in a special scavenger hunt.  A live broadcast of the championship will be shown throughout the Hall.  Hall of Fame hours are Mon. – Sat., 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Sundays noon – 6 p.m.  Admission is $19.50 for adults; $18.50 for seniors, military and Florida residents; $10 for students ages 13 and up; and $5 for children ages 5-12.  1 World Golf Place, St. Augustine. 904-940-4015  www.worldgolfhalloffame.org

Friday: April 3

Mindfulness Meditation & Garden Walk – At 10 a.m., Washington Oaks Gardens State Park offers a special Garden Walk titled “Mindfulness and a Cup of Tea.” The guided walk begins with a warm cup of tea to settle the mind and calm the body.  After tea, the walk goes into the botanical garden to discover how refreshing, healing and wondrous the present moment can be.  Participants then enjoy the peace and beauty that surrounds them.  The tour is included in the regular park admission of $5 per vehicle up to 8 occupants; $4 for vehicle with single occupant; $2 per person on a bicycle. Reservations are required.  8400 North Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast. 386-446-6783www.floridastateparks.org/park/Washington-Oaks

 

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

 

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@thepiratementmuseum.com in advance.  The event is free.  12 S. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine. 877-467-5863 www.thepiratemuseum.com

 

1964 The Tribute Band Concert  – Return to a carefree magical era when the world’s greatest Beatles tribute band, performs at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre.  The band has performed nearly 3,000 shows worldwide and their meticulous attention to every note and detail of their show creates the exact atmosphere, excitement and magic of a Beatles concert in 1964.  This ultimate Beatles tribute performance begins at 7:30 p.m. (gates open at 6:30 p.m.).   Tickets range from $59 – $77.   1340 A1A South St. Augustine. 904-209-0367 www.staugamphitheatre.com

 

The Baseball Project and Chuck Prophet Concert – Roots-rock icon Chuck Prophet opens for “The Baseball Project” in this Sing Out Loud concert at St. Augustine’s Colonial Quarter.  “The Baseball Project” is a full-fledged rock band that pays tribute to America’s pastime. The concert is at 8 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m.  Tickets are $23 general admission, standing room only. 33 St. George St., St. Augustine. 904-209-0367 www.staugamphitheatre.com

FridaySunday: April 3 – 5

St. Augustine Art Association’s Bi-Annual Spring Members’ Show –  First Friday Art Walk grand opening reception for the St. Augustine Art Association’s Bi-Annual Spring Members Show. The show runs through April 26 and features works in varied styles and materials created by members of the Association.  The gallery reception is 5 – 9 p.m. on the 3rd.  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 www.staaa.org

Saturday:  April 4

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 - At 8:30 a.m. a Guided Cultural Hike that focuses on the Guana Peninsula’s 5,000 years of human history 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

 

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 4 p.m. – dusk.  Admission is free. 260 Vilano Rd., St. Augustine. 904-540-0402 www.vilanobeachfl.com

 

Festival For The Arts – From 4 – 8 p.m., celebrate this off-the-beaten-path new arts district at Old Dixie Plaza. Red Stable Art Supply, Rock Art Studio, Dixie Pottery, St. Augustine Youth Theatre, and Sterry Piano are open and ready to party!  Leading the festivities will be St. Augustine Belly Dances, live musical performances, arts and crafts for all ages and pulled pork BBQ by County Road Provisions.  Prizes, raffles and fun for everyone.  904-707-2861; 1333 Old Dixie Highway, St. Augustine.

 

Gin Cocktails and Mixology Workshops – Each Saturday evening at 6:30 p.m. and 8:15 p.m., the St. Augustine Distillery presents special workshops that explain gin’s history, it’s various categories, how the distillery’s New World Gin is created and shows participants how to create their own gin cocktails.  Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased up to one-hour prior to the event by going to the Happenings section of the distillery website.  Free tours of the distillery are conducted daily.  112 Riberia St., St. Augustine.  904-825-4962 www.staugustinedistillery.com

 

Della Mae Concert – One of the first modern, all female bluegrass bands, Della Mae, perform this Sing Out Loud series concert at the Colonial Quarter in downtown St. Augustine.  Della Mae commands a powerful collective chemistry with vocal, instrumental and songwriting talents to spare.  The concert begins at 8 p.m. (doors open at  7 p.m.).  Tickets are $20 general admission, standing room only. 33 St. George St., St. Augustine. 904-209-0367 www.staugamphitheatre.com

Saturday & Sunday:  April 4 & 5

Tapestry:  The Cultural Threads of First America – This signature St. Augustine 450th Commemoration exhibition shares the story of how three intertwining cultures – Hispanics, Africans and Native Americans – came together to form the foundation of American culture  and create the blended society of today’s St. Augustine.  This state-of-the-art exhibition features authentic objects, original documents and interactive elements.  The exhibition anchors a citywide passport program that connects visitors, residents and students with important historical sites and programs throughout St. Augustine and St. Johns County.  Free Admission. Located at the Visitor Information Center.  Hours:9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. daily.  10 W. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine. 904-825-1000  www.staugustine-450.com/tapestry

Easter Sunday:  April 5

Crescent Beach Easter Sunrise Service  –  Greet the Easter sunrise with thousands of worshippers at Crescent Beach.  The program, presented by Crescent Beach Baptist Church, begins at 7 a.m. on the beach with special music and an inspiring message. 45 Cubbedge Rd., St. Augustine.

904-794-7777

 

Vilano Beach Sunrise Worship Service – The 15th Annual Easter Sunrise worship service begins at7 a.m. on Vilano Beach.  The services will be lead by ministers from the Church at Vilano, Christian Communion of St. Augustine/Vilano and Anastasia Baptist Church.  The 45-minute service will include songs, scripture readings, gospel message and an interpretive dance by Living Stones School of the Arts.  Donations to help with expenses graciously accepted. Sunrise is at 7:10 a.m.  Attendees may want to bring chairs, blankets, cameras, sunglasses and friends.  904-217-9769

 

St. Augustine’s 57th Annual Easter Promenade – Beginning at 12:30 p.m. the St. Augustine Easter Festival will host the 57th Annual Easter Promenade. Wear your best Easter bonnets and boutonnieres to participate. Prizes will be awarded for the Most Creative Hat, Prettiest Hat, Best Dressed woman, man, boy, girl and pet as well as the largest family and the family from the farthest away. Registration begins at noon. www.staugeasterfestival.com/easterpromenade.html

 

Easter Parade of the Horse Carriages & Hats    – This is a decades old parade of horse carriages and hats on Easter Sunday.  Included this year is the Adjutant General of the Florida National Guard riding in a Humvee.  Features marching bands, floats, drill teams, clowns, the Easter Bunny, and the Royal Family. The parade begins at 3 p.m. at the Old Jail to the Castillo de San Marcos and continues through downtown streets of St. Augustine.   The parade lasts approximately 1.5 hours.   Trophies will be presented in four categories.  904-829-3800   www.staugeasterfestival.com

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