Happenings in St Augustine this Weekend

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Theatre Performance: The Day They Shot John Lennon
Date: 2/24 – 2/26

Thursday, Feb. 17 – Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011

28 San Marco Avenue
St. Augustine, FL

E-mail: aclassictheatre@hotmail.com

This dramatic performance produced by Classic Theatre Inc. and directed by Robert Gill will take place 6 nights at the San Marco Theater, located at 28 San Marco Ave. in St. Augustine. Adult language. Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m.
Location: San Marco Theater
Directions: (Across from Ripley’s)
Hours: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: are $20 Adults, $18 Seniors (62+) and $10 Students.

Writers in Residence
Date: 2/24 – 2/24 click here for website

14 Granada Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084

Local Phone: 904.819.6400

Website: http://www.flagler.edu/writers

Enjoy an evening with Marsha Hamilton, author of four acclaimed novels, most recently 31 Hours, a Washington Post selection for one of the best novels of the year. Hamilton will read from 31 Hours.
Location: Flagler College Auditorium
Hours: 7p.m.

St. Augustine Cathedral Festival
Date: 2/25 – 2/27 click here for website

San Marco Avenue
St. Augustine, FL 32084

Website: http://www.thecathedralfestival.com

Catch the Winter Thrill at this 26th annual festival that brings mid-way rides, food & art vendors and lots of entertainment to the fair grounds of the Mission of de Dios on San Marco Avenue in St. Augustine. This year’s event themed “Catch the Winter Thrill” will feature winter time games and themed rides, as well as plenty of chowder, chili and hot chocolate.
Location: Mission of de Dios

Menendez Noche De Gala
Date: 2/26 – 2/26 click here for website

Celebrating the 492nd Birthday of don Pedro Menéndez de Avilés

Founder and Adelantado of St. Augustine
February 26 in the Historic Lightner Museum
Join in the 16th century Noche de Gala, the birthday celebration honoring don Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, the founder of our Nation’s Oldest City, St. Augustine.

The celebration begins on Saturday, February 26 at 5:00 p.m. with a grand and exciting procession through downtown St. Augustine to announce the arrival of Menéndez who is accompanied by his colorful entourage. Starting at the City Gate, Menéndez will lead the procession down St. George Street to the front of the Lightner Museum, engaging the town folks as he inspects his colony and prepares to enjoy his birthday celebration, Noche de Gala.

Uptown Saturday Night
Date: 2/26 – 2/26

Galleries, antique stores and unique shops on St. Augustine’s San Marco Avenue between Ripley’s Museum and the Mission of Nombre de Dios remain open from 5 to 9 p.m. and feature book signings, live music, refreshments and other activities. The Mission of Nombre de Dios provides FREE PARKING.
Hours: Remain open from 5 to 9 p.m.

Old City Farmers’ Market
Date: 2/26 – 2/26 click here for website

Website: http://StAugustineFM.com

Shop for fresh produce, baked goods, hand-crafted items and plants directly from the producers. There’s always live entertainment and there is fresh seafood in season. The Old City Farmers’ Market takes place every Saturday morning at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on A1A South in St. Augustine.
Location: St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays
Admission: Free

Living History at the Fountain of Youth
Date: 2/26 – 2/27 click here for website

11 Magnolia Street
St. Augustine, FL

Local Phone: 904.829.3168

E-mail: FOYexplorer@gmail.com

Website: http://fountainofyouthflorida.com

Learn about the history of militia when soldiers, veterans and reenactors present a living history military salute. This timeline presentation stretches from 1513 to modern day with demonstrations and exhibits featuring military uniforms, weapons and equipment.
Location: Fountain of Youth Archeological Park
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and $6 for children 6 -12. Admission is free for St. Johns County Residents wiht ID.

Jerry Houman
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