FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2015
It’s almost fall! St. Augustine and St. Johns County plays host to a huge lineup of fall festivals, outdoor events, fundraisers, concerts, live theatre, and so much more. The fall list for September and early October 2015 is below … '
RUM RELEASE AT ST. AUGUSTINE DISTILLERY
Sept. 3: The St. Augustine Distillery, 112 Riberia St., unveils its first Discovery Series of rum — fermented and distilled on-site from select regional sugarcane syrups and molasses in copper pot stills and the barrel-aged for a distinct flavor profile. The St. Augustine Distillery is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, with FREE guided tours and tastings every half hour. Admission is FREE. Call 904-825-4962 or go to www.staugustinedistillery.com
EL GALEON SHIP REPLICA TOURS
Sept. 3-23: El Galeón, the authentic replica of a ship that traveled the coasts of Florida 500 years ago, will again sail into Matanzas Bay from Sept. 3-23, 2015, for St. Augustine’s 450th Anniversary, offering tours and the opportunity to glimpse back into maritime history by walking the decks and wandering through the ships quarters. El Galeón, a 170-foot, 495-ton authentic wooden replica of a Spanish galleon, is owned and operated by the Nao Victoria Foundation of Seville, Spain. Twenty-eight crew members must maneuver more than 9,600 square feet of sail area in the same fashion as 16th century sailors. Docked at the St. Augustine Municipal Marina, 111 Avenida Menendez, El Galéon will be open daily for tours. Tickets are $15 for adults, $8 for youth age 5 to 12, and free for youth under age 5. Veterans and St. Johns County residents receive a $2 discount per ticket. Additionally, family discounts are available with $2 off per ticket of groups of five people or more. Go to www.ElGaleon.org.
CELEBRATE 450 KICK-OFF CONCERT with Aviles, Spain performers
Sept. 3: St. Augustine’s 405th festivities begin with a free kick-off concert from 7 to 10 p.m. at Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St., downtown St. Augustine. The event feature three bands from Aviles, Spain, St. Augustine’s sister city, performing together to bring the culture and music of Spain to St. Augustine. The three bands include: Tejedor, an Asturian fold band, Los Morrigans, an Asturian Spanish pop band, and Alexandra in Grey, a Spanish Indie Rock artist. Admission is FREE.
GILDED AGE FASHION SHOW & TOURS
Opens Sept. 4: Visitors to Flagler College’s Ponce Hall will be offered a more detailed glimpse into 19th century life with the college’s “Gilded Age Fashion Show,” an event showcasing the period garb with patterns from 1888, the year the Hotel Ponce de Leon opened. “We are building these costumes from scratch,” said Elaina Wahl-Temple, a Theatre Arts professor and the head costumer of the department, who worked with five students on the exhibit. “We’re trying to show the public how the people of this time wore these clothes, especially the ladies.” The clothes that will be exhibited are the kind that the wealthy visitors of the Hotel Ponce de Leon would have worn — layers upon layers of garments, such as pantaloons, corsets and bustles. Unlike today, people, especially of the upper class, would have changed several times daily. Both women and men’s clothing will be exhibited. The collection will be unveiled at 4 and 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4 in the Flagler College Rotunda, 74 King St., and will be on display in the Flagler Room beginning Sept. 12, as a part of the college’s historic tours. The Sept. 4 fashion show is FREE and open to the public. For more information on the project from a student perspective, visit Kayla Lindsay’s blog at historicfashion.flagler.edu. For information on Flagler College’s historic tours, go to legacy.flagler.edu/pages/tours.
Sept. 4-8: The City of St. Augustine celebrates its 450th birthday on Sept. 8, 2015! Five days of festivities (Sept. 4-8) will include a street and musical festival, a Spanish-themed celebration of arts and culture, a feast day and re-enactments at the Fountain of Youth, the annual Menendez Landing re-enactment, a birthday cake ceremony, and mass at the Cathedral-Basilica of St. Augustine, America’s first parish. For the entire schedule of events, including parking tips and other helpful tips, click here: totallystaugustine.com/sept-4-8-everything-you-need-to-know-about-celebrate-450-st-augustines-450th-festivities/
FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK
Sept. 4: On the First Friday in September, The Art Galleries of St. Augustine will celebrate the historic founding of the Oldest City with a special 450 Minutes of Art Walk. Participating members will offer extended hours of First Friday Art Walk — from 1:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4. Hosting the Art Walk for 450 Minutes (7.5 hours) will allow the public to view and shop for art throughout the day and into the evening to celebrate the kick off of the city-wide 450th festivities. Go to www.artgalleriesofstaugustine.org to see a list of participating galleries. Admission is FREE.
OBELISK 450 ART EXHIBIT
Sept. 4-18: Compassionate St. Augustine, the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, Flagler College, and The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida will present Obelisk Art 450 commemorating the 450th anniversary of the founding of St. Augustine. The Obelisk Art 450 Tour of Compassion public art project will formally open from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sept. 4during First Friday Art Walk at the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, 48 Sevilla St., in historic downtown St. Augustine on the Flagler College campus. The exhibit will remain on display through Friday, Sept. 18. The public is invited to attend and admission is FREE.
ART FAIR ON CUNA STREET AT THE STARVING ARTIST
Sept. 4-5: Silversmith Glenda will be making jewelry, Potter Colleen will be working on her potters wheel; and Painter Tim Peterson will be outside painting at The Starving Artist, 28 Cuna St., downtown St. Augustine. Hours of the event are 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4; and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5. Admission is FREE. Call 904-540-3661 or go to TheStarvingArtistConsignment.com
CALLE CUNA ARTISANS ON CUNA STREET
Sept. 5: Artists and craftsman will be working on their crafts, as well as cigar rolling of the 450th commemorative cigar, and a children’s area with face painting — from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5 on Cuna Street, between Charlotte and Saint George Streets. Admission is FREE. Call 904-377-9215 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
FIESTA DE AVILES & RUNNING OF THE BULLS
Sept. 4-6: The 6th Annual Fiesta de Avilés will be held Sept. 4-6 on Avilés Street, the oldest street in the nation’s oldest city. Live music, art exhibits, dancing, sangria tasting, costumes, and a special Running of the Bulls along Avilés Street in downtown St. Augustine. Admission is FREE.
Friday, September 4
- 450 Minutes of Art Walk from 1:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4 in St. Augustine galleries
- 3 to 6 p.m. The House Cats (local band) perform on Aviles Street
Saturday, September 5
- 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. live music on the Aviles Street Stage
- 1 to 3 p.m. The St. Augustine Dance Company’s Flamenco Dancers
- Running of the Bulls — kids race at 3 p.m.; adult races at 3:30 p.m. Participants are chased by special guests in bull costumes in a sprint down Avilés Street. The Master of Ceremonies for this event is John Reardon.
- 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Name the Baby Bullcontest this year, with a live Andalusian bull on view in the Ximenez-Fatio House courtyard, 20 Aviles St. Contest entries will be accepted; at 4 p.m. the winning name will be chosen
Sunday, September 6
- 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sangria Sunday — Avilés Street merchants compete for the best sangria! Tasting and voting by the general public, with alcoholic and non-alcoholic samples.
CELEBRATE ST. AUGUSTINE ART EXHIBIT
: The St. Augustine Art Association, 22 Marine St., launches its 92nd season with a juried exhibit “Celebrate St. Augustine.” The opening event is from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, and the show runs through Sept. 28. The exhibit reflects St. Augustine’s landscape, people, wildlife, history, culture and more in celebration of the citywide 450th anniversary commemoration. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; and 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is FREE. Call 904-824-2310 or go to www.staaa.org
ST. AUGUSTINE SPANISH WINE FESTIVAL
Sept. 9-12: The St. Augustine Spanish Wine Festival is a 450th Legacy Event. As the Nation’s Oldest City prepares to celebrate its birthday, the St. Augustine Spanish Wine Festival rolls into its fourth year. It’s fun, it’s exceptional, it’s sumptuous food and delicious wines, incredible Spanish music and dancing and a European experience you won’t find anywhere this side of Spain. All ticket proceeds benefit local St. Augustine charities.
WINE FEST SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
FREE ADMISSION IN SEPTEMBER
Daily through September: St. Johns County residents are granted FREE admission to Old Town Trolley tours, the St. Augustine History Museum at the Old Jail, Potter’s Wax Museum and the Oldest Store Museum. Bring a valid ID. Call 844-388-6452 or go to www.trolleytours.com/st-augustine
MUSIC BY THE SEA CONCERT SERIES
Wednesdays through Oct. 18: The St. Augustine Beach Civic Association hosts 12th season of free Music by The Sea concerts from 7 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday through Oct. 18 in the pavilion at the St. Johns County Pier, 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. Food is available from local restaurants beginning at 6 p.m. Bring chairs or beach blankets and towels for seating. Admission is FREE. For more details, go to thecivicassociation.org
- Aug. 26: Those Guys (classic and southern rock) — Viola’s Pizza
- Sept. 2: Papercutt (big hair 80’s rock and pop) — South Beach Grill
- Sept. 9: U.S. Navy TGIF Band (jazz/swing) — Coquina Beach Surf Club
- Sept. 16: Big Lonesome (southern rock/country) — Gypsy Cab Company
- Sept. 23: Go Get Gone (Rockabilly) — Ripe Bistro
- Sept. 30: Ron Norris & Friends (classic rock) —Smokin’ D’s BBQ
- Oct. 7: Str8-Up (R&B, Disco, Motown) — Dunes Cracker
- Oct. 14: The Hackers (variety of music) — Sunset Grille
- Oct. 18: Taste of the Beach — live music and local restaurants serve tastes!
CONCERTS IN THE PLAZA
Thursdays through Sept. 3: The 25th season of Concerts in the Plaza continues from 7 to 9 p.m. every Thursday in the Plaza de la Constitucion, between King Street and Cathedral Place, in downtown St. Augustine. Bring chairs or blankets for seating. Picnic food is allowed, but alcohol is not permitted. Admission is FREE. Go to plazaconcerts.com for more details.
- Aug. 27: Gatorbone Band
- Sept. 3: Lonesome Bert & The Skinny Lizards
FIRST COLONY EXHIBIT (FREE ON THURSDAYS)
Daily through September: St. Augustine and St. Johns County residents receive FREE admission on Thursdays to the First Colony: Our Spanish Origins exhibit in the Government House, 48 King St., downtown St. Augustine. Long before Jamestown, Spaniards, free and enslaved Africans and Native Americans crafted our country’s first enduring European settlement — St. Augustine, in 1565. Discover the first colony through archaeology, history and the stories of people who lived there in this hands-on, interactive exhibition. These first colonial immigrants created America’s original “melting pot” — a colorful, multicultural society that was new then, but might seem familiar today. Go to www.flmnh.ufl.edu/index.php/firstcolony/home/
CREEPY CRAWLY HAUNTED PUB TOUR
August-December 2015: This pub crawl provides spirits with your spirits, led by your ghost-hunting guide on a spine-tingling crawl not only to enjoy drinks and local lore, but also explore the bizarre tales of the various haunts along the way. You can even do an investigation of your own with EMF meters and professional ghost-hunting equipment. Tickets are $19 per person; with the first drink included, then receive discounts and drink specials at each of the haunted pubs along the way. Tours depart at 7 p.m. from the Tour St. Augustine office, 4 Granada St., St. Augustine. Tours depart at 7 p.m. from the Tour St. Augustine office, 4 Granada St., downtown St. Augustine. Call 904-825-0087 or go to http://www.StAugustineCityWalks.com
THE DOWNTOWN BAZAAR
Sept. 12: The Downtown Bazaar is held from 6 to 10 p.m. the last Saturday of each month at the Colonial Quarter, 33 St. George St., downtown St. Augustine. The next The Downtown Bazaar is set for Saturday, September 12. Enjoy an evening filled with fine art, unique artisan crafts, local authors sharing stories of local lore, live music by studio recording musicians, and mystifying magic. Food and drink also are available for purchase. Admission is FREE. Stay updated at www.facebook.com/thedowntownbazaar
DATIL PEPPER TEA
Sept. 12: The Pilot Club of St. Augustine will salute the City of St. Augustine’s 450th birthday with a Datil Pepper Tea Sept. 12 from 2 to 4 p.m. Satruday, Sept. 12 at the St. Johns County Agricultural Center, 3125 Agriculture Center Drive, St. Augustine. Master Gardeners of St. Johns County are joining Pilots in this event. Both will be assisted by members of the Anchor Club of St. Joseph Academy and of 4-H of St. Johns County. Heritage native Wilma Delaporte will be recognized as one highlight of the day. A St. Augustine native of Minorcan descendant, Delaporte, who celebrated her 102nd birthday Aug. 3, is the daughter of the late Will and Aline Dupont. Refreshments for the day will include tea which contains datil peppers and finger foods made with the fiery pepper, as well as punch, other teas and finger foods, the latter for those with less adventuresome tastebuds. Tickets are $10 and are available from Pilot members or by calling 824-2486 or 471-2246. A limited number of tickets may be available at the door.
PONTE VEDRA AUTO SHOW
Sept. 13: The Ponte Vedra Auto Show will feature more than 175 classic, custom and antique automobiles from From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13 at TPC Sawgrass, 1000 PGA Tour Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach. FREE admission and parking. Automobile registration is $35 per vehicle for pre-registration and $50 per vehicle for day of registration. Call 904-285-2004 or go to www.stjohnscountychamber.com or www.pvautoshow.com
CONCERT AT THE ST. AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE — Thee Oh Sees, Golden Pelicans, and Waylon Thornton & The Heavy Hands
Sept. 15: Bands Thee Oh Sees, Golden Pelicans, and Waylon Thornton & The Heavy Hands will perform at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine. Gates open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, $17 day of show. Go to staugamphitheatre.com for more details.
RING OF FIRE AT LIMELIGHT THEATRE
Sept. 18-Oct. 18: Limelight Theatre stages Ring of Fire, a musical revue that features Johnny Cash hits! In 38 musical numbers, a mosaic of American experience is pieced together in Ring of Fire! Synopsis — “A set of gifted singers and instrumentalists sing through some of the greatest songs of one of America’s most brilliant singer/songwriters, Johnny Cash. Though he is never impersonated, his remarkable life story is told through his music, climaxing in a concert that will both move and exhilarate.” This show is family-friendly. Ring of Fire is sponsored by The Raintree Restaurant. Tickets are $26 each, with a free child’s ticket with each full paid adult. Call 904-825-1164 or go to limelight-theatre.org.
ENDLESS SUMMER RUN
Sept. 19: The 12th Annual Endless Summer Run runs from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Anastasia State Park, 300 Anastasia Park Road, St. Augustine. The run includes a 10K Cross Country and 5K Beach Run, sponsored by the Friends of Anastasia State Park and Don’s Friends, with proceeds going to both nonprofit organizations. Go to endlesssummerrun.com
KIWANIS GALA – BOOTS AND BLING
Sept. 19: The Kiwanis Club of St. Augustine will hold the 2nd Annual Boots and Bling Gala from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 at the National Guard Armory, 190 San Marco Ave. A barbecue dinner, mechanical bull rides, photo opportunities and live music by The Red River Band will be part of the e vent. Tickets are $50 per person, available online at www.eventbrite.com/e/boots-and-bling-the-kiwanis-gala
BRATINI – StAR Council and Art Breakers Fundraiser
Sept. 19: Local men model decorated bras at this annual fundraiser which is designed to create awarenewss for local cancer patients. The event is from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 at the Serenata Beach Club, 3175 S Ponte Vedra Blvd, Ponte Vedra Beach. The public can vote for their favorite model with $1 bills, and can bid on the decorated bras. Hors d’oeuvres and $5 martinis are available. Proceeds go to the StAR Council and Art Breakers, two St. Augustine nonprofit organizations. Tickets are $45 per person. Reservations should be made by Sept. 17 by calling 347-3957 or go to bratini.com
FLORIDA HERITAGE BOOK FESTIVAL
Sept. 24-26: The seventh annual Florida Heritage Book Festival and Writers Conference will take place Sept. 25-27 with events honoring best-selling authors Robin Cook and John D. MacDonald (posthumously), celebrating the passage of the Civil Rights Act, and giving participants the chance to learn from dozens of published authors and writers. For more information, prices or to register, go to www.fhbookfest.com
SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM DAY
Sept. 26: Admission is FREE on Saturday, Sept. 26 to the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum (81 Lighthouse Ave.), the Ximenez-Fatio House (20 Aviles St.), the Pena-Peck House (143 Saint George St.) and Lightner Museum (75 King St.) on Smithsonian Museum Day, an annual event. Go to www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/ to sign up for The Museum Day Live! … the ticket provides free admission for two people.
CLEAN WATER MUSIC FEST
Sept. 26: The Clean Water Music Fest will be from noon to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A North, in Ponte Vedra Beach. The 4th annual event will feature national and local music acts, incredible vendors and food trucks, and the best silent auction in North Florida. 100% of the proceeds will benefit charity: water, giving safe, clean drinking water to some of the 748 million people without it! VENUS Swim & Fashion is the title sponsor again this year. Tickets are a suggested $15 donation per person. To donate in advance for your free ticket, go to www.my.charitywater.org/cwmf4. For more on the festival, go to www.CleanWaterMusicFest.org
UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT
Sept. 26: Extending shopping is available from 5 to 9 p.m. in shops along San Marco Avenue in uptown St. Augustine. New exhibits, live music and refreshments are part of the event. Admission is FREE, with free parking street side and in the Mission parking lot. To stay updated, go to www.facebook.com/UptownStAugustine
TACTILE ART SHOW
Oct. 2-Nov. 1: The 14th Annual Tactile Art Show opens on Oct. 2 at the St. Augustine Art Association, 22 Marine St., downtown St. Augustine. The exhibit features “touchable” art created in partnership with the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind. Sponsored by Community First Credit Union, the exhibit of touchable art is both visually appealing and engaging for the blind — sculptures, assemblages, pottery, fiber art, reliefs, kinetic art and more, along with Braille signage and selected audio guides. An opening reception will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2 during the First Friday Art Walk. Regular hours noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is FREE. Call 904-824-2310 or go to www.staaa.org
METROPOLITAN OPERA – RISING STARS
Oct. 3: EMMA Concert Association brings The Metropolitan Opera Rising Stars Concert Series to St. Augustine on from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3 at Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St., downtown St. Augustine. This event offers opera fans across North America a rare opportunity to experience remarkable young artists on the cusp of extraordinary careers. The concert features several young singers, accompanied by piano, in popular arias, duets, and ensembles by opera’s greatest composers. Tickets are $40 for general admission ($5 for students). For reservations, go to emmaconcerts.com or call 904-797-2800. Tickets also will be available at the door.
CORN MAZE & MORE
Oct. 3-25: Nine acres of a local farm becomes Sykes & Cooper Corn Maze each year — with live music, the maze, games such as a corn cannon, live animals and more in Elkton. Hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Fridays; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Cost is $9 for ages 3 to 64; $7 for seniors; and free for ages 2 and younger. Admission is CASH ONLY. Theme days are included, with Homeschool Day set for Oct. 7. Live music will be offered from 7 to 10 p.m. on certain Saturday nights. Go to www.sycofarms.com for more details.
DATIL PEPPER FESTIVAL & HOME AND GARDEN SHOW
Oct. 3-4: A Datil Pepper Cookoff will be featured during the annual Home & Garden Show and Datil Pepper Festival, set for Oct. 3-4 at the St. Johns County Agriculture Center, 3125 Agriculture Center Drive, St. Augustine. Local vendors will feature home and garden products, a horticulture show will be open to the public, and datil pepper products will be available. Hours and more details will be announced soon. To reserve a space in the show, call 904-209-0430.
PINK UP THE PACE 5K
Oct. 2-3: The Pink Up The Pace 5K is a walk/run for breast cancer, with proceeds going to help local women with mammograms and treatment. On race day, registration and packet pick up will be available starting at 7 a.m. on Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive, near the downtown parking garage. The race begins at 8 a.m. at Francis Field on Saturday, Oct. 3. A race expo will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2 at First coast Technical College, 2980 Collins Ave, St. Augustine. The race expo is FREE and open to the public; race fees are $15-$30 depending on age and categories. To register online, go to www.pinkupthepace.com.
FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL
Oct. 4: Guests will wine and dine from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4 in one of the city’s waterfront locations — The River House, 179 Marine St. — all to benefit a local charity. Guests are greeted at the door with a souvenir wine glass, then they can roam where their taste buds lead — appetizers, main courses, salads, or desserts. The St. Augustine Independent Restaurant Association (SAIRA) will offer selections from dozens of the city’s best local independent restaurants and more than 100 wines from around the world. Tickets can be purchased at www.staugustinerestaurants.com.
THEATRE – HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING
Oct. 8-10: Students in the St. Johns County Center for the Arts will stage How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying at St. Augustine High School, 3205 Varella Ave., St. Augustine. Show times are 7 p.m. Oct. 8-9, and 2 and 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at the school. Tickets can be purchased at the door.
ST. AUGUSTINE GREEK FESTIVAL
Oct. 9-11: The St. Augustine Greek Festival celebrates all things Greek — food, music, dancing and heritage. The annual event is held at Francis Field, 29 W. Castillo Drive, downtown St. Augustine. Live music will be on stage throughout the weekend, with dance performances, a dance floor for the public, an outdoor marketplace, children’s activities and more. Admission is $3 for adults, with free admission for children ages 3 to 12 and active military. Hours are 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11. Call 904-829-0504 or go to www.stauggreekfest.com
ST. AUGUSTINE RECORD FAIR
Oct. 11: The Fall 2015 St. Augustine Record Fair, presented by Tonevendor Record Store and the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct.11 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 A1A South, St. Augustine. This free and family-friendly event features live music, and new and used merchandise, and a children’s area. Items for sale include music memorabilia and collectibles, turntable supplies. posters, CDs and tons of vinyl records. The kids zone includes a bounce house, art activities and face painting. Local bands will perform, and Jake Brown of Hear Hear DJs will also be featured. Admission is FREE. Tonevendor Record Store, is open 7 days a week at 81 King St., downtown St. Augustine. Go to www.tonevendor.com or staugamphitheatre.com
STONE SOUP – MUSICAL AT LIMELIGHT THEATRE
Oct. 23-25: A one-act musical version of the old folk tale with a good lesson about trust and ingenuity – Stone Soup will be performed by 3rd-6th grade students at Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., uptown St. Augustine. Performances are 5 p.m. Oct. 23, and 11 a.m. Oct. 24-25. The story — Three starving soldiers, cut off from their company, enter a small village in Belgium shortly after the battle of Waterloo. The suspicious inhabitants refuse them food and point them on their way back home to France. Only the soldiers’ cleverness saves the day and makes a hearty feast for one and all, seemingly out of one tiny stone. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children. Free parking .Call 904-825-1164 or go to limelight-theatre.org
ANCIENT CITY KIDS DAY
Oct. 24: The 20th Annual Ancient City Kids Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 at Francis Field , 29 W. Castillo Drive, downtown St. Augustine. The event is FREE for the public, and will include over 40 youth service agencies offering carnival style games and activities, arts and crafts, and contests for the kids and live entertainment all day. Information about community resources will be available for parents. The only cost to the public will be for food or drinks. The event is a community outreach for Epic Behavioral Healthcare of St. Augustine. Go to www.epicbh.org
A VOICE IN THE DARK, A SALEM STORY
Oct. 30-Nov. 1: Told through the eyes of a teenager, A Voice in the Dark: A Salem Story is a thrilling and poignant tale from one of the darkest eras in American history. This play will be staged by students in 7th through 12th grade from Oct. 30-Nov. 1 at Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., uptown St. Augustine. The story — Abigail Hobbs, a shy, yet kind 15-year-old, lives a modest, happy life. But things are changing in Salem, Mass. Healthy girls are becoming ill and whispering of the devil are in the air. Two women have been hung as witches, and a third accused is missing still. Performances are 5 p.m. Oct. 30, and 11 a.m. Oct. 31-Nov. 1. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children. Free parking .Call 904-825-1164 or go to limelight-theatre.org
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