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Parking information in St. Augustine … Click here … Park Now, Metered Parking, maps, etc.   Find out about that Park Now card … you will be able to park at the downtown parking facility for just $3 with it –St Johns County Residents only!  Parking  On street parking is available near the Plaza and is free throughout the city after 5:00pm. Parking is also available in the Historic Downtown Parking Facility (HDPF), 10 S. Castillo Dr., located at the St. Augustine Visitors Information Center, a 10-minute walk along St. George St. from the Plaza. The cost for parking in the HDPF is $12 per entry or $3 with a ParkNow card.  And the meters are just .50 vs $1.50!

IMAX at WGV:  -  Click here for show times, and future shows!   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  All shows and times subject to change … call or check website before going.   To purchase membership, click here or contact the box office at 904-940-4133. Please allow 10 business days for delivery.    RED WHITE AND BOOM … Movie Package — see July 3rd below.

IMAX WGV – Now Playing -  Cars ends today 4pm last show.  Also starts today at 7 & 10 pm — Transformers: The Last Knight  Check for the documentaries also, including Amazon Adventure!  Also coming soon … Spider-Man: Homecoming

CaddyShack … What’s new this week … Check out the new menu at CaddyShackclick here.  It’s got something for everyone … wings, flatbread pizza, nachos, salads like The Wedge, ribs, beer batter fish and chips, crab cakes, meatloaf, jambalaya, quinoa bowl, burgers, pulled pork, to name a few.  And those desserts! The Waffle, Sloppy Sundae, Bananas Foster Cheesecake and more to be found on the menu.  What’s new this week:  Fig & Proscuitto Flatbread Pizza $12.95 or Pesto Chicken Penne $14.95 … click here for details!  (updated 6/19/17)

St. Augustine Amphitheatre — Click here to see what’s happening CLICK HERE for the St. Augustine Amphitheatre’s full Ticketmaster event listing, including premium parking on an event-by-event basis!

Epic Theatres of St Augustine  — Click here for what’s playing

Limelight Theatre — click here for events   Coming up … check their schedule for more events … The Nance 6/2-6/25/ 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (musical) 7/21-8/20   Box office: 825-1164

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall:   check here for concert events http://www.pvconcerthall.com/ Click here to see what’s happening at the

World Golf Hall of Fame:   www.worldgolfhalloffame.org

The Pioneer Barn is located inside The Old Florida Museum 259 San Marco Ave, St. Augustine, FL 32084 http://www.oldfloridamuseum.com/  904-824-8874

Alhambra Dinner Theater – Jacksonville – this is great fun … food … entertainment! See the new 2017 line up of shows, including Showboat, Dreamgirls, Steel Magnolias, Annie, The Swim Club, The Addams Family and the Christmas Carole (Get on their mailing list …they had a Barbra Streisand impersonator that was fantastic and now in November Donna Summer and Barry White impersonators — going to be awesome)

The Corazon Cinema and Cafe   Click here for Showtimes, movie prices, menus, schedule and more.  Located at 36 Granada Street, in historic downtown St. Augustine  904-679-5736

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6/19-23, 6/26-30 Now – REGISTER NOW for Fort Matanzas and Castillo de San Marcos Summer Camps Ages 9-11 yrs – 6/5-9, 6/19-23, and 6/26-30

  Fort Matanzas and Castillo de San Marcos National Monuments are pleased to announce dates for the annual summer camp program!  Hands-on-History & Nature Camp at Fort Matanzas is June 5-9.  Hands-on-History Camps at the Castillo are June 19-23 and June 26-30.

All three camps run Monday-Friday; from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.  Park Rangers, Teacher-Ranger-Teachers from St. Johns County, and knowledgeable volunteers will engage campers, ages 9-11, with interactive presentations, hands-on projects, games, and living history demonstrations.  The camps cover a variety of topics, including: Archaeology, Native Americans, Nature, Spanish Exploration, Colonial Florida, and Spanish Military.  Students will have the opportunity to work on projects involving pottery, leatherwork, textiles, musket drills and more!

Space is limited; sign your child up soon to take advantage of this opportunity!  The cost for camp is a nonrefundable fee of $25.  Register now!  Contact Alicia Day, Reservationist, Mon.-Fri., between 9:00 am- 3:00 pm.  Messages left on voicemail will be returned in the order they were received.  If you leave a message, please leave only your name and phone number.  When you speak with our Reservationist, you will need to provide name, email, and major credit card.  Call 904-829-6506 ext. 239 to reserve your spot.

6/21 Wine Wednesday – Renaissance Resort World  Golf Village

Join us every Wednesday evening in our Villagio Lounge from5:30pm – 6:30pmfor complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvre tasting.  Sample red and white wines from around the world and savor a chef inspired appetizer to complement the wines.

6/21  Weekly –  St. Johns County Pier Park Wednesday – Farmer’s Arts and Crafts Market at the Pier  [ this may be ending in July ? ]

Farmer’s Market located at the ocean side  -  Over 70 vendors on hand with locally grown produce (some organics), baked goods, honey, nuts arts & crafts, jewelry, soaps & lotions, art, clothing and much more! Open 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. rain or shine. 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. AugustineBeach. 904-347-8007  If you are interested in being a vendor or want more info … click here.

6/21  Concerts by the Sea – St Augustine Pier – Wednesdays

Free events:  6pm – 9pm … food available 6pm for $10 or less; entertainment 7pm

Click here for their website for parking and shuttle information.

2017 Dates *  Band Style *   Featured Restaurant

6/21 Str8-Up Disco, Pop, Panama Hattie’s
6/28 Jax English Salsa Band Latin, La Strada
7/5   Chilula Dance, Pop, Mango Mango’s
7/12 Billy Buchanan & Free Avenue Motown & Pop,Design Catering
7/19 Grapes of Roth Classic & New Rock, Red Frog & McToad’s
7/26 Amy Alysia & Soul Operation R & B, Pop, Raintree Restaurant
8/2   Soulfire 70s, 80s, & more, Little Margie’s
8/9   Go Get Gone Rockabillly, South Beach Grill
8/16  JW Gilmore & Blues Authority Blues, Blackfly
8/23 Maggie Baugh Country, Gypsy Cab
8/30 Catch the Groove Jazz, Funk, R & B, Salt Life Food Shack
9/6   15th Anniversary All Star Show Classic Rock, Viola’s Pizza & Pasta
9/13  Mr. Natural Southern & Classic Rock, Sunset Grille

6/21 FREE Movies by the Bay for Summer 2017 – Colonial Oak Park

Thank you to Ripley Entertainment in St Augustine for bringing these free family-friendly movies to the Colonial Oak Music Park on St Augustine’s bay front – located at 27 St. George Street, adjacent to the Colonial Quarter.    For info on Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum, go to their website at: http://www.ripleys.com/staugustine/   Note:  all the following movies are rated PG except for the two with an asterisk* they are PG-13  … Movies start at 8:30pm … bring your  blankets or chairs and enjoy the movies!

 June 21 Sing
June 28 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them*
July 5 The Wild Life
July 12 The Jungle Book
July 19 Monster Trucks
July 26 Finding Dory
August 2 The Lego Batman Movie
August 8 Moana*

Ripley’s Red Train Tours offers complimentary shuttles to the top of St. George Street (where Colonial Oak Music Park is located) from the Red Train stops at the Visitors Information Center and at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum on movie nights. The shuttles run from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m., and will also return guests to their stop after the movie.

6/22  Movie Time – The Great Caruso

Corazon Cinema & Cafe Invites you enjoy the film “The Great Caruso” at noon.  Their throwback Thursday package is $10 Lunch and you will get to see the film for free.  36 Granada St. 679-5736

6/22, 6/29  St Augustine Bridge Club – Thursdays 12:30pm

The St Augustine Bridge Club will be hosting party bridge every week on Thursdays at 12:30PM, starting June 1, 2017.  All are invited, no membership is necessary. There will be a nominal charge that will include prize money. Participants may bring their lunch. The bridge club is located at 10 Fairbanks St off Route 1 in St Augustine (near the Red Carpet Inn). www.staugustinedbc.org

6/22-24 St Augustine Music Festival – Free  7:30pm

The largest, free classical music festival in the U.S., the St. Augustine Musical Festival includes six evenings of world-class music in the Cathedral Basilica, 38 Cathedral Place, downtown St. Augustine.  Click here for more details as they develop their Concert Calendar.  All concerts are free and start at 7:30pm.  No tickets required.

6/22  Starts the 2017 Concerts in the Plaza season - Thursdays – 7pm

Parking  On street parking is available near the Plaza and is free throughout the city after 5:00 p.m. Parking is also available in the Historic Downtown Parking Facility located at the St. Augustine Visitors Information Center, a 10-minute walk from the Plaza. The cost for parking in the garage is $12 per entry or $3 with a ParkNow card.

Date       Band & Style

June 22  Rob Ellis Peck & Friends, So. R&B, blues and classic rock ‘n roll
June 29  Big Pineapple, Hawaiian jazz
July 6     Doug Carn & The Lincolnville Brass Band, Street parade jazz
July 13    Bob & Joline & the Friends of Mine Band, Old time Florida tunes & classic folk music
July 20   The Raisin Cake Orchestra, Jazz from the teens, twenties, thirties
July 27   The Dunehoppers, Bluegrass, folk, old-time
August 3 The Session Jazz featuring the Great American Songbook
August 10  The Grapes of Roth, Classic rock favorites
August 17  Ancient City Slickers, Big fun music
August 24  The Gatorbone Band, Original, traditional contemporary tunes from oldtime to jazz
August 31  Lonesome Bert & The Skinny Lizards, Americana, songwriter, boogie

6/23 Renaissance Resort WGV Friday Night Live - June Artists – this week

The weekly Friday Night Live events begin at 5:30pm with a complimentary Chef inspired hors d’oeuvre and a complimentary mixologist’s choice cocktail served until 6:00pm.  We have live entertainment from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Our local entertainers for June 2017 are:   [ this is a cool place - Friday nights! ]

Our local entertainers for June 2017 are:

6/23/2017                 PIERRE KENDRICK (Sax man … dancing shoes a must!)
6/30/2017                 CLAY BENJAMIN (bring your dancing shoes!)

6/23  Live Music and Dinner at King & Bear

Join us on the second and fourth Friday night every month for a delicious dinner and live music at Champions Grille at the King & Bear Golf Course. Reservations are required. Please call Cara Ritenour at (904) 940-6207

6/24, 6/27  First Coast Card Club Dates For June

Wednesday, June 7th-Fleming Island Main Library, 1985 Town Center Blvd., Fleming Island 1:30pm

Wednesday, June 14th-Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library, 101 Library Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach 1:30pm

Saturday, June 24th Private Room. Lunch: 12:30P. Let’s Play Cards 1:30PM. Please Contact Club for Restaurant Name if you wish to attend this event and how many guests bringing. Ponte Vedra Beach. Thank you.

Tuesday, June 27th-St Augustine Main Library, 1960 N. Ponce De Leon Blvd., St Augustine 1:30pm

We meet more interested card players in our community each month. Please call Lea at: 904-829-0643 for more information and verification.

6/25 Dinner & Trivia Night at King & Bear

Open to the public.  Dinner will be served beginning at 5pm with trivia at 6pm.  Please make a reservation for trivia by calling 904-940-6207.  At the King & Bear Clubhouse.

6/25, 7/30, 8/27 Jazz Jam

Hosted by the St Augustine Jazz Society.  Meet at the Royal St Augustine golf clubhouse 2-5pm.  Can you sing? Play an instrument?  Then you can not only attend but participate.  The musicians are so talented.  The fee is $7. (none in Dec.)

6/27-7/2  KPMG Women’s PGA Championship Week at the Hall of Fame

Visit the Hall during the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship week and enjoy learning about Hall of Fame Members who are past champions. Special photo opportunity with tournament artifacts. The broadcast will be shown throughout the Museum during the week.

6/29  Taste of Golf at the TPC Clubhouse

Proceeds for this event benefit The First Tee of North Florida. Tickets are $100, 6:30-10:00pm, Live Music – Charlie Walker Band, Silent Auction, with a Cocktail Attire, auction items, and of course … the food.  Taste of Golf is THE culinary event of the year and sells out quickly.

Each year, the best club and resort chefs are selected to participate in this evening of elegant decor, live music, a silent auction… and of course, great food!  Go to the website for ticket info and photos:  www.tasteofgolf.com  

7/3 World Golf Village — Fireworks – IMAX movie package

Fireworks are free, $10 fee for parking.  IMAX movie packages will be available for purchase.  Food and beverages will be available for purchase.  The movie at IMAX is Transformers: The Last Knight – in 3D.    Event is 5pm – 9:30pm; fireworks later in the evening.  The kids love running on the great lawn in WGV and having fun being kids! www.worldgolfimax.com

The July 3rd Movie Package includes:  1 ticket to 7pm Transformers: The Last Knight; Popcorn & Drink; Complimentary Parking ($10 value); Spectacular Fireworks after the movie.   Movie club Members: $15 and the General Public: $20

7/3 Renaissance WGV Red White & Boom dining …

To ensure everyone’s enjoyment and safety at this annual event, we will be offering several different options for your hotel dining & fireworks viewing options.   The Renaissance Resort will again be open to our hotel guests and to our dinner guests only this year. 

The VIP La Terrazza Party will be held outside from 7:00pm – 9:00pm and requires a ticket.  The full menu is attached.

The Villagio Dinner Buffet will be held inside the restaurant from 6:00pm – 9:00pm and requires a ticket.  The full menu is attached.

The Renaissance Lobby Bar will offer full bar service and bar menu until midnight for hotel guests, La Terrazza guests and Villagio guests only.

The Renaissance will also have an outside cash concession located at the Gazebo between the hotel and the CaddyShack Restaurant.  Open to the general public, it will offer BBQ style menu options, beer, wine, soda and water. 

The Gazebo located near the PGA TOUR Entertainment building will offer beer, wine, sodas and water.

The World Golf Hall of Fame Museum Café Patio will have a full bar staffed by the Renaissance Resort and also be cash only.

Tickets for the VIP La Terrazza and Villagio dinners will be sold from Monday June 26, 2017 – July 2, 2017  between 2:000pm & 6:00pm at the Navigator Desk in the hotel Lobby area.  Please call 904-940-8696 with any questions or to make and pay for your reservations.

7/4  Fireworks at the Plaza de la Constitucion – Over the Matanzas

There will be a free two hour concert prior to the fireworks starting at 6pm.  The 20 minute fireworks show begins at 9:30pm.  There will be road closures 8:30pm-10:30pm.  Visitors are welcome to line the streets and sit anywhere along the Bridge of Lions and South Castillo Drive to view the fireworks from downtown.

7/7 & 7/8 OLGC Boutique on Church Rd (off Pacetti Rd – 4 mi from K&B)

See what’s new at the OLGC… new items monthly.  Stop in and buy a few items or bring a few items to donate.  Either way it is such a nice experience visiting this very old and unique church turned boutique that is a resale clothing and home goods store that directly benefits the many ministries of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church.  Click here to go to their Facebook page.   First Friday & Saturday monthly.

7/7  First Friday Artwalk  1st Friday of the Month

On the first Friday of each month, enjoy the latest exhibits, music, entertainment and refreshments at more than 20 St.   Augustine art galleries. Park for free at the San Sebastian Winery, 157 King Street, where sightseeing trains and trolleys offer  free round-trips to the heart of the art district – or go on your own self-guided art walk. Galleries are open from 5 to 9pm. Free to the public. Don’t forget to check out 233 West King for the featured artist of the month!  For info: 904.829.0065 |www.artgalleriesofstaugustine.com

7/7  Art Walk Off the Beaten Path – 6-9 pm – Vilano Beach – First Friday Monthly

7/7  First Fridays: 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

8/2 – 8/6  Cirque du Soleil’s New Show – OVO

What’s happening in nearby JacksonvilleCirque du Soleil’s new show “OVO” will be at the Veterans Memorial Arena from August 2 to 6.  Tickets are on-sale now at www.cirquedusoleil.com/ovo.  OVO, meaning “egg” in Portuguese, is a headlong rush into a colorful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement.  They always have such amazing costumes and make up not to mention the fabulous show they put on.

8/13  Visit Highclere Castle (yes, where Downton Abbey is filmed!)

Please go to the Bartimus biz card located on my website — click here … to see both pages of the flyer posted with all the info for the trip to England!  Sponsored by The Lightner Museum.  13 days include Airfare, Hotel, Transfers, 16 Meals and Donation to The Lightner Museum)  Here is an overview of the grand visit toHighclereCastle!

9/26/17  World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum – 2017 Induction Ceremony

The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum announced that it will stage its 2017 Induction Ceremony onTuesday, September 26, 2017inNew York Cityin conjunction with the Presidents Cup to be played at nearby Liberty National Golf Club. The World Golf Hall of Fame announced its 2017 Induction Class: Henry Longhurst, Davis Love III, Meg Mallon, Lorena Ochoa and Ian Woosnam. These five new Members will be enshrined at the World Golf Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony onSeptember 26, 2017at Cipriani Wall Street inNew York Citythe week of the Presidents Cup.

10/5/17 – 1/7/18  Dressing Downton at the Lightner Museum, St Augustine There will be a thirteen-week display of 36 authentic Victorian Era costumes and accessories from PBS’s most popular television drama in history, Downton Abbey, will be elegantly displayed in the Museum’s Grand Ballroom Gallery.

11/4/17 Cascades Arts & Crafts Festival — all are invited … raffle tickets to everyone entering … lots of holiday items too!

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1/18-21 2018   St Augustine Film Festival — 8th Annual Event Their website is still showing the events from 2017 … they are just announcing the dates for the 2018 event.     Check back as they update their films for 2018  http://www.staugfilmfest.com/

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WEEKLY EVENTS AT CADDYSHACK — starting at 7pm Wednesday nights are for  TRIVIA night … can you and your team beat the group that seems to be winning  week after week!?

RENAISSANCE   Check out the  music on  Friday nights.

For Jax events / Time-Union Performing  Arts and more go to this website:  (Look for the Broadwy in  Jacksonville lineup – http://www.jaxevents.com/timesunion.php New  Events posted to their calendar:  http://www.jaxevents.com/events-calendar/

FREE St. Augustine Activities – no charge to St. Johns County Residents (from Floridas Historic Coast): NOTE: St. Johns County  residents with a valid ID are always admitted free of charge to the Oldest  House, the Lightner Museum, the Ximenez-Fatio House, the Oldest Wooden School  House, City Walks History Mystery Murder Evening Tour and the Hotel Ponce de  Leon Legacy Tours at Flagler College. Every Thursday admission to the First Colony Exhibit at the Government House is also free to SJC residents.  The daily tours and wine tastings at the San Sebastian Winery and St. Augustine Distillery are free to everyone. Also, admission is free to everyone at the Fort Matanzas National Monument, St. Photios Chapel, the Pena-Peck House, the Father Miguel O’Reilly Museum and the Mission Nombre de Dios Museum (donations are welcomed).  Many other local attractions offer discounted admissions toSt. Johns County residents with valid ID.

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