WEEKEND events (May 17-18)

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Saturday, May 17

Changing of the Guard Ceremony: 
St. George Street, 6:30 p.m.
At 6:30 p.m., St. Augustine’s Spanish Garrison conducts a 1740 Changing of the Guard Ceremony in the city’s Plaza de la Constituciòn. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with two groups of soldiers marching from the Spanish Bakery – one heads north on St. George Street to the City Gate and the other group comes south to the Governor’s House where they will demonstrate Spanish military arts and explain the purpose of the Changing of the Guard. At 7:15 p.m., after greeting the public at the City Gate, the second group of soldiers marches down St. George Street to join their comrades at the Governor’s House where the Changing of the Guard, complete with a volley of musketry, will be performed. The Garrison will then march back to the Spanish Bakery.

Saturday, May 17

The Waning Days of the First Fort Mose
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Visitors to St. Augustine’s Fort Mose State Park experience life at the fort during the final days of its existence. From 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., programs will focus on the lives of former British slaves who found freedom at the Spanish fort. At 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., history professor Dr. Jane Landers presents “Atlantic Transformations: the Many Lives of Francisco Menendez and His Free Black ‘Subjects’.” Admission is $4 per vehicle or $2 for pedestrians or bicyclists. 15 Fort Mose Trail. For more information, call (904) 823-2232.

Saturday, May 17

Dine on the Wild Side
: Alligator Farm, 6:00 p.m.
 This 20th annual dinner and entertainment at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park benefits HAWKE, a not-for-profit organization licensed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Federal US Fish and Wildlife Service to rehabilitate injured and orphaned wild birds, mammals, and reptiles. Dine on the Wild Side is from 6:00 – 9:00 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. 999 Anastasia Blvd. For more information, call (904) 692-1777.

Saturday, May 17

Third Saturday: Photography Challenge Event
Washington Oaks Gardens
Photographers, from beginners to professionals, compete to take the best photo at three designated locations within Washington Oaks Gardens State Park. Maps to the featured locations can be obtained from the Ranger Station or from volunteers in the main parking lot. Each month, park volunteers will select the winning photo which will then be displayed at the Visitors Information Center kiosk and the park’s gift shop. There is no cost to compete. Park admission is $5 per vehicle; $2 per pedestrian or bicyclist. 6400 North Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast. For more information, call (609) 247-8146.

Saturday, May 17

Live theater: “The Secret – The Spanish Inquisition in Old St. Augustine” chosen for the NYC International Fringe Festival in August. The one-man show by Lee Weaver, will be on stage at 7:30 p.m. in the Pioneer Barn at Fort Menendez, 259 San Marco Ave.  Admission $20 – Reservations: 904-824-8874. Questions: LeeFWeaver@gmail.com or call Lee – 904-460-0406. 

 

Saturday, May 17

School House Rock: Members of the Cheers for Peers Musical Theatre Ensemble will present “School House Rock” May 17 in the Community Theatre at the Ponce de Leon Mall, 2121 U.S. 1 South. Performance times are 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. There will be a “meet and greet” with the cast after each show, as well as games, prizes and refreshments. General admission is $5 per person.

 

Saturday, May 17

Third Saturday: Nocatee Farmer’s Market from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. — Featuring more than 70 vendors, Nocatee Farmer’s Market takes place from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at 245 Little River Rd., Ponte Vedra Beach.

Sunday, May 18

Get a “Taste of the Beach” from noon to 6 p.m. oMay 18 at the St. Augustine Beach Pier, 350 A1A Beach Blvd. Participating Restaurants include Amici’s Italian Restaurant, Cafe Atlantico, Caribbean Sol Café, Haszard’s at the Beach, Mojo Tacos, Napoli’s Italian Restaurant, Panama Hatties, Purple Olive, Red Frog & McToads, Ripe Bistro, Salt Life Food Shack, Saigon Pho Bistro, Seafood Kitchen, South Beach Grill and Sunset Grille. Admission is free; taste tickets are $1 each.

Sunday, May 18

Community chorus: The St. Augustine Community Chorus presents Two French Masterworks by Gabriel Faure’ and Maurice Durufle at The Cathedral Basilica. The tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door for adults and children and students are $5. The concert starts at 2 p.m. 35 Treasury St., St. Augustine www.staugustinecommunitychorus.org

Sunday, May 18

Willie Nelson & Alison Krauss: Music legends and Grammy Award winning artists Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss & Union Stations Featuring Jerry Douglas will share the stage for the first time together starting at 6 p.m. (doors open 4:30 p.m.) The Devil Makes Three will also be appearing.  The two groups’ unique personalities combined with impeccable musicianship and decades of award-winning songs are sure to create a show full of unforgettable moments.  Tickets are $49.50 – $99.50.  1340 A1A South St. Augustine. 904-209-0367 www.staugamphitheatre.com

Sunday, May 18

Music in the Pay an afternoon of great music from 2 – 4 p.m. at Washington Oaks State Park featuring the A1A Blues Band.  The band is a five-piece ensemble featured at numerous venues up and down Florida’s East coast.  Bring a chair or blanket; soda, water and snacks will be sold by the Friends of Washington Oaks.  This is a kid-friendly event with a fun play area, bubbles, a painting wall, hula hoops, and other fun activities.  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 and a suggested donation of $1 for the concert.  6400 North Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast.  386-446-6780 www.floridastateparks.org/washingtonoaks

 

 

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