Monday, May 9, 2016

Another great lineup of activities in Saint John's county this month. No excuse not to take a road trip and see what our area has to offer! I'm sure it won't disappoint. WWW.PEACEANDPLENTYINN.COM


May 9, 2016  
 
Monday - Sunday: May 9 - 15
 
"Captain America: Civil War" at World Golf IMAX
Marvel's "Captain America: Civil War" finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. 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 
 
Romanza Festivale of the Arts
Join a celebration of art and music in America's Most Romantic City featuring more than 100 events and exhibits by dozens of organizations. Daily events include music and dance performances, concerts, art shows, dramatic productions and much more at locations throughout the city. Many events are free. There will be dozens of arts and cultural organizations hosting events at various locations throughout St. Augustine. For a schedule of events, times, locations and ticket prices, visit the website.  904-315-8061  www.RomanzaFestivale.com
 
   
Monday - Thursday, May 9 - 12
 
Sweet Emmaline, the Musical Journey of Debbie McDade
Sweet Emmaline tells the story of Debbie McDade, born Emmaline Maultsby, who journeyed from her home in St. Augustine's Lincolnville to New York City, the city she dreamed of as a child listening to the weekly radio broadcasts from The Savoy Ballroom in Harlem. There she found a career on the stage, performing and touring as a vocalist with the likes of Earl "Fatha" Hines and Count Basie. The production features many of Debbie's own compositions along with musical standards of the American songbook. Performances are at 3 p.m. on Sunday and 7:30 p.m. on Monday through Thursday at the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center. Tickets are $25 each. 102 Martin Luther King Avenue, St. Augustine. 904-501-5093 www.aclassictheatre.org
   
Monday - Saturday, May 9 - 14
 
Sharon Booma Exhibit at Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach
Nationally-recognized artist Sharon Booma's "Collections of Impulses" exhibit is a vigorous pursuit of a balance between the states of chaos and order that alternate and overlap in our lives. Her exhibit will be on display through May 27. Admission is free. The gallery is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-280-0614  www.ccpvb.org 
   
Tuesday, May 10
 
The 1975 at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
As one of the breakthrough British bands of the past decade, their self-titled debut album entered the U.K. charts at No. 1 and went on to sell one million copies. Their 2016 tour brings them to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre to support their sophomore album "I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware" released in February 2016. The Japanese House also performs at this concert that begins at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.). Tickets are $49.50 standing pit; $49.50 level 100; $39.50 level 200; and $29.50 level 300. 1340C A1A South, St. Augustine. 904-209-0367 www.staugamphitheatre.com 
 
Tuesday - Saturday, May 10 - 14
 
THE PLAYERS Championship
The game's greatest players compete at TPC Sawgrass - THE PLAYERS Stadium Course in Ponte Vedra Beach. THE PLAYERS Championship is recognized by PGA TOUR members as "their" championship tournament. It features one of the most coveted titles in professional golf, the strongest field of competitors and one of the richest purses. Previous winners of THE PLAYERS Championship include Rickie Fowler in 2015, Martin Kaymer in 2014, Tiger Woods in 2013, Matt Kurchar in 2012, K.J. Choi in 2011, Tim Clark in 2010 and many other greats. 110 Championship Way, Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-285-7888 www.pgatour.com 
 
St. Augustine Art Association presents Canvas, Clay, Collage and Cutting Edge 
The St. Augustine Art Association combines four exciting themes into one juried exhibit. Cutting Edge is defined as work that pushes the boundaries of ideas and/or materials. The gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday noon - 4 p.m. and Sunday 2 - 5 p.m. Admission is free. 22 Marine St., St. Augustine. 904-824-2310 www.staaa.org  
 
Wednesday, May 11 
 
Marineland River-to-Sea Trail Walk
Go on a guided trail walk at the River-to-Sea Preserve and travel through ancient Florida coastal woodlands to learn how Native Americans once thrived there on nature's bounty. Discover indigenous plants bordering the trail to the Matanzas River. The 1.5-hour walk begins at 9 a.m. from the River-to-Sea parking lot across from the ocean near the GTM Research Reserve Marineland Field Office. The tour is free, but reservations are required. 9741 North Oceanshore Boulevard, Marineland. 904-823-4500 www.gtmnerr.org
 
Music by the Sea Concert
This week's featured performer is Outta Sight Band with Rotageezer. Starting at 6 p.m. Raintree Restaurant offers dinner as an option for concert goers. All dinners are priced at $10 or less. Concert goers are encouraged to car pool or ride the shuttle from the St. Augustine Beach City Hall. The pier is located at 350 A1A Beach Boulevard, St. Augustine Beach. 904-347-8007 www.sabca.org
 
Thursday, May 12

Flagler's Women of Vision Luncheon Featuring Guest Speaker Prissy Elrod
The second annual Women of Vision Power of the Purse® scholarship fundraising luncheon will take place at 10 a.m. in Flagler College's historic Ponce de Leon Hall. In addition to a popular silent auction of beautiful and unique purses, the event will be headlined by guest speaker Prissy Elrod, best-selling author of "Far Outside the Ordinary," a memoir detailing the death of Elrod's husband and her efforts to rebuild after the devastating loss. The cost is $50 per ticket. 74 King Street, St. Augustine. 904-826-8582 www.flagler.edu/wov
 
Evenings at Whitney - Historic Trees: The Science Behind the Preservation and Conservation of our Largest Specimens
The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series program  titled Historic Trees: The Science Behind the Preservation and Conservation of our Largest Specimens takes place at 7 p.m. Danny Lippi, International Society of Arboriculture certified arborist and qualified tree risk assessor as well as University of Florida master naturalist instructor, will talk about the biology of tree growth, specifically how older trees grow in comparison to younger trees. The free lecture is presented at Lohman Auditorium. 9505 Ocean Shore Boulevard, St. Augustine. 904-461-4000 www.whitney.ufl.edu
 
Cantus Performs at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine 
Cantus, a nationally known vocal ensemble from Minnesota features the sounds of nine male singers. Cantus is hailed as the premier men's vocal ensemble in the United States and winner of the prestigious Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence from Chorus America. Tickets are $30 for adults; $10 for students with I.D.; $5 for children 12 and younger.  The performane begins at 7 p.m. 38 Cathedral Place, St. Augustine. 904-315-8061 www.romanzafestivale.com
 
 
Thursday - Sunday, May 12 - 15

THE PLAYERS Championship at World Golf Hall of Fame
Celebrate THE PLAYERS with a visit to the World Golf Hall of Fame. Visitors can win a special Hall of Fame prize pack (no purchase necessary) and take advantage of photo opportunities with THE PLAYERS Championship artifacts. All exhibits will be on display and the television broadcast of the tournament will be aired throughout the Hall. The museum is open Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday noon - 6 p.m. Admission is adults $19.50; seniors, military and Florida residents $18.50; students $10; children (ages-5 - 12) $5; age 4 and under free. One World Golf Place, St. Augustine. 904-940-4123 www.worldgolfhalloffame.org
 
Friday, May 13

Kids Ocean Day and Environmental Education Fair 
The Friends of A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway is hosting the Kids Ocean Day and Environmental Education Fair at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park at 10 a.m. Kids can explore the rose garden, take nature walks and identify wildlife such as manatees and fish. Admission into the park is $5 per vehicle (2-8 people), $4 single-occupant vehicle, $2 pedestrians, bicyclists and extra passengers. 6400 North Oceanshore Boulevard, Palm Coast. 386-446-6780 www.scenica1a.org 
 
 St. Augustine Orchestra Season Finale
Returning to the Lightner Museum, the St. Augustine Orchestra performs a memorable program titled "Lincoln Portrait" for its season finale. Under the leadership of musical director William McNeil, the orchestra's performance and the unique setting of the museum's Antique Courtyard combine to create an unforgettable evening of music and culture. The concert begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 adults; $5 students. 75 King Street, St. Augustine. www.staugustineorchestra.org

"A Ghostly Experience" Special Event: Origins of Friday the 13th Tour
Learn about the Origins, Myths and Superstitions surrounding Friday the 13th as you explore St. Augustine's ghostly history on this family friendly evening tour of the "off-the-beaten-path" back alleys in the historic downtown district. This special walking tour departs from Tour St. Augustine at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person. Advance reservations required. 4 Granada Street, St. Augustine. 904-825-0087 www.GhostToursofStAugustine.com
 
Saturday, May 14
 
Family Seining at the GTM Research Reserve  
Join GTM Research Reserve docents from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. to learn how to pull a seine net collecting species of fish, crabs and more. Learn about the animals and their roles in the habitat. Waders and boots will be provided. The program is included with regular admission to the reserve and takes place in the Environmental Education Center. 505 Guana River Road, Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-823-4500 www.gtmnerr.org 
 
Free St. Augustine Pet Walk Pup Crawl
Explore the timeless streets of St. Augustine and hear tales of the city's rich history while touring with your beloved pets. This free, one-hour guided walking tour covers several square blocks of the downtown plaza area. All pets must be leashed and all city ordinances followed. This is a great way to share quality time with "man's best friend" and explore the nation's oldest city. Tour departs at 10 a.m. from Tour St. Augustine office. Reservations required. 4 Granada Street, St. Augustine. 904-825-0087 www.staugcitywalks.com
 
Author D.J. Niko Presents The Oracle
Join the Literary Lions Book Club at the Main Library to meet D.J. Niko, award-winning journalist and author of The Oracle. Niko (Daphne Nikolopoulos) will be discussing her latest novel, the third book in the Sarah Weston Chronicles featuring British archaeologist Weston and her American partner, Daniel Madigan. The free event is from 10:30 a.m. - noon. Seating is limited. 1960 North Ponce De Leon Boulevard, St. Augustine. 904-827-6940 www.sjcpls.org/branches/main-library
 
Change of Flags Ceremonies
 
Styx with Special Guests .38 Special and The Outlaws at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre 
The six men comprising Styx have committed to "Rockin' the Paradise" together with audiences far and wide by entering their second decade of averaging more than 100 shows a year, with each member dedicated to making the next show better than the last. The band draws from more than four decades of barn burning chart hits, joyous sing-alongs and hard-driving deep cuts to do so. Doors open at 6 p.m.; show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $84.50 seated pit and level 100; $64.50 level 200; $49.50 level 300; $39.50 obstructed view. 1340C A1A South, St. Augustine. 904-209-0367 www.staugamphitheatre.com
 
RuPaul's Drag Race: Battle of the Seasons at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
The world's biggest touring drag review takes the stage at 9 p.m. (doors open at 8 p.m.) at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. The Battle of the Seasons is hosted by series judge Michelle Visage and features an all-star cast of past winners, runners up and fan favorites from the mega-hit TV show "RuPaul's Drag Race." Tickets are $39.50 standing room only, $299 each for the Superstar VIP package and $199 for the Shantay You Stay VIP Package. 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach. 904-209-0399 www.pvconcerthall.com
 
Sunday, May 15 
 
EMMA Concert Performance: Janet Rabe-Meyer, Soprano & Ensemble
Janet Rabe-Meyer will present a free concert as a gift to EMMA concert goers at Flagler College's Lewis Auditorium at 2 p.m. Known for her "radiant voice and intense acting" Janet Rabe-Meyer is a true singing actress. 14 Granada St., St. Augustine. 904-797-2800 www.emmaconcerts.com 
 
Guided Bird Walk at Fort Mose Historic State Park 
Join Master Naturalist Arliss Ryan for a guided bird walk through the grounds of Fort Mose Historic State Park. The park is located along the Atlantic Flyway and offers several natural communities, including an estuarine tidal marsh and a maritime hammock, drawing a wide variety of birds. "Rookery Island" is home to many nesting species, including several heron and egret varieties. This season a mated pair of bald eagles has taken up residency, becoming the busy parents of two eaglets that have recently fledged and are learning to hunt. The walk is from 9 to 11 a.m. Entrance into the park grounds is free. Entrance to the Visitor Center is $2 per person; children up to 5 years in age are free. 15 Fort Mose Trail, St. Augustine. 904-823-2232 www.floridastateparks.org
 
Sweet Emmaline, the Musical Journey of Debbie McDade
Sweet Emmaline tells the story of Debbie McDade, born Emmaline Maultsby, who journeyed from her home in St. Augustine's Lincolnville to New York City, the city she dreamed of as a child listening to the weekly radio broadcasts from The Savoy Ballroom in Harlem. There she found a career on the stage, performing and touring as a vocalist with the likes of Earl "Fatha" Hines and Count Basie. The production features many of Debbie's own compositions along with musical standards of the American songbook. Her performances is at 3 p.m. (additional Performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. May 9 -12) at the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center. Tickets are $25 each. 102 Martin Luther King Ave., St. Augustine. 904-501-5093  www.aclassictheatre.org 
 
 
Saturday & Sunday, May 14 & 15
 
The Ballet of Peter Pan
The St. Augustine Ballet presents the Ballet of Peter Pan, including swashbuckling pirates, beautiful fairies and mermaids, a ticking crocodile (courtesy of the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park) and, of course, Peter Pan and Wendy. Performance times are 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Lewis Auditorium. Tickets are $25 each with reserved seating. 14 Granada Street, St. Augustine. 855-222-2849 www.saintaugustineballet.com
 
 
Sunday, May 15
 
Masterworks Concert by St. Augustine Community Chorus
The St. Augustine Community Chorus, one of St. Augustine's most recognized music organizations, is proud to announce its spring Masterworks Concert at 3 p.m. at Ancient City Baptist Church. The chorus will perform an American Choral Sampler, which features selections from 20th and 21st century composers. Ticket prices are $20 at the door; $15 advance purchase; $5 for students and active military. 27 Sevilla Street, St. Augustine. 701-793-1673 www.staugustinecommunitychorus.org

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