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Events for the week of 11/02/2014
Flagler College Tours
Date: 5/1 - 12/31/2015   click here for website

Take a tour of Flagler College that highlights the architectural heritage of the former Hotel Ponce de Leon. Built by millionaire developer, Henry Flagler, in 1888, the hotel is considered one of the finest examples of Spanish Renaissance architecture and houses the largest collection of in use Louis Comfort Tiffany stained glass windows. Located at 74 King Street, tours depart from the Rotunda at the top of each hour between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Admission is $10.00 for adults, $1.00 for children, and free to St. Johns County Residents.

St. Augustine Eco Tours
Date: 6/1 - 12/31   click here for website

Eco Tours - St. Augustine Eco Tours take nature enthusiasts of all ages on guided tours of the waters and salt marshes surrounding the Oldest City. See coastal birds like ospreys and herons, marine mammals including bottlenose dolphin and an occasional manatee -- all in a beautiful setting of amazing scenery. Daily tours aboard their special explorer vessel take 2-6 guests through 12 miles of tidal creeks and coastal waters -- listen for dolphin conversations using the vessel's underwater microphones! $40 per adult, $35 for children ages 3-12, $15 for infants to age 2. Private tours for up to six guests available for $199. Sail daily aboard the Sirenia to see wildlife, soak up the afternoon sun or watch as a romantic sunset colors the evening sky. $45 per adult, $35 for children ages 3-12, $15 for infants to age 2. Private tours for up to six guests available for $249. Daily two-hour (10 a.m. - noon) kayak tours take paddlers into the estuary and provide a unique perspective on the Castillo de San Marcos fortress. Instruction and all equipment included. $45 per adult, $35 for children ages 6-12. Call for reservations and tour departure times. 111 Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine. 904-377-7245

St. Augustine Distillery
Date: 7/1 - 12/31   click here for website

The new St. Augustine Distillery opened its doors to the public for the first time this month. The beautiful new distillery is located in the historic power and ice plant built in stages between 1905 and 1927. The distillery will offer free tours and tastings from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday and 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Sunday. The grand opening includes the release of the first spirit legally produced in Northeast Florida since prohibition. Bottles of this 100% Florida Cane Vodka will be available for purchase. 112 Riberia Street, St. Augustine. 904-825-4962 www.staugustinedistillery.com

13th Annual Tactile Art Show & Thread to the Past: 1855 St. Augustine Bayfront Quilt
Date: 10/3 - 11/02   click here for website

First Friday Art Walk grand opening reception for this popular show at the St. Augustine Art Association features "touchable" art created in partnership with the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind. Plus, The Piecemaker's Quilt Guild rolls out a panoramic interpretation of St. Augustine's 19th century harbor. This collaborative quilt celebrates St. Augustine's 450-year old artisan traditions. The free gallery reception is 5 - 9 p.m. on the 3rd. 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

29th Annual Great Chowder Debate
Date: 11/2 - 11/02   click here for website

More than 30 area restaurants compete for top honors in this tasty fundraiser for Shriners Children's Hospitals. Tastes are $1 each and winners will be selected in New England, Minorcan, conch ad/or seafood categories. Sponsored by and held at The Conch House Marina Resort, 57 Comares Ave. from 12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. Info: 904-829-8646; www.conch-house.com

Curators tour of Lightner Museum
Date: 11/5 - 11/05   click here for website

Lightner Museum curator provides an exclusive encounter with some of the museum's eclectic relics. The themed interactive tours are changed monthly and are designed to give participants an opportunity to talk with the curator and to see acquisitions in operation rather than just as static displays. Tours begin at 10 a.m. on the second floor of the museum located at 75 King Street in St. Augustine. The tour is included in the regular admission price of $10 adults; active duty military $6; $5 college students and young people ages 12-18; free for under 12. Donations welcomed. Info: 904-824-2874; Carriage Way Bed and Breakfast is located just a few blocks from the Lightner Museum and many other wonderful attractions. Come stay with us and experience everything that historic downtown St. Augustine has to offer.

Wednesday Farmers Market at the Pier
Date: 11/5 - 11/05

Enjoy shopping at the Market at the Beach for fresh produce, baked goods, jewelery, and other quality hand-made gift and home decorating products located at the ocean-side St. Johns County Pier Park, 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. The market takes place every Wednesday rain or shine.

Sunset and Moonrise Lighthouse Tour
Date: 11/6 - 11/06   click here for website

Enjoy the sunset and moonrise from the most unique perspective in all of St. Augustine - the top of the Lighthouse! This special event includes a champagne toast, provided by San Sebastian Winery, hors d'oeuvres from The Reef and an informative overview of the history of the St. Augustine Light Station, 81 Lighthouse Ave. Admission is $25 for non-museum members and $20 for members. Advance ticket purchase required. Info: www.staugustinelighthouse.org; 904-829-0745.

First Friday Art Walk
Date: 11/7 - 11/07   click here for website

While staying at Carriage Way Bed and Breakfast, you can experience a rare treat. The first Friday of each month, St. Augustine becomes a colorful festival of art and revelry. Whether you're a serious collector or a casual browser, gallery owners welcome you to stroll the city's brick-lined streets. Enjoy live entertainment while popping in to peruse everything from fine art photography to funky gifts.

More than 20 galleries open their doors from 5 to 9 p.m. and serve up special refreshments along with a diversity of objets des artes to view or purchase. There are gallery openings and artist receptions... and it's all free. Even parking is gratis at the San Sebastian Winery on King Street. Rather not walk? Take a free ride, literally, compliments of St. Augustine Sightseeing Trains and Old Town Trolley Tours.

Where art thou?
St. Augustine has not one, but five thriving art districts. Maps for the self-guided tours are available at participating galleries or can be downloaded from www.artgalleriesofstaugustine.com. Here's a preview of some of Florida's finest:

Winery Area
Rembrandtz American Craft Gallery
An ever-changing selection of paintings, glass, pottery, jewelry and gifts by 450 local and national artists.

Butterfield Garage Art Gallery
A 1930s auto showroom and garage-turned-gallery offering affordable, original, contemporary art.


Old Town Area
Absolute Americana Art Gallery
Original artwork by significant American and international contemporary artists, including limited-edition signed lithographs from the Absolut Vodka advertising campaign by Andy Warhol and others.

Georgia Nick Gallery
A showcase of paintings, stained glass and pottery by local artists.

P.A.St.A Fine Arts Gallery
The oldest gallery in the oldest city, it specializes in paintings and pottery by 16 award-winning artists.

The St. Augustine Art Association
Fine art exhibits by locally and nationally known artists, workshops, guided architectural walking tours and arts and crafts festivals each April and November.

Uptown Area
Abbott Tract Artists
Studio/gallery with works by 35 regional artists.

St. George Area
The St. Augustine Gallery
An art emporium featuring antique paintings, sculpture, Florida Master Artists and designer jewelry.

Mullett Beach Gallery
Mermaid matchboxes; music CDs; hand-painted stemware and dishes; original paintings; fine art photography.

Crisp-Ellert Art Museum
Opening early 2008, this gift to Flagler College from JoAnn Crisp-Ellert will house the late artist's paintings and host traveling exhibitions.

Anastasia Island
Sydney McKenna Gallery & Studio
Sydney McKenna exhibits her landscapes and seascapes in oils, watercolors and charcoal; pottery by Rob Mitchell.

CousArt Studios Fine Art & Photography
Original fine art and photography by Christine Cousart and others; photography services and paintings by commission.



For more information, call 1-800-653-2489.

Paranormal investigations inside the Old Jail
Date: 11/7 - 11/08   click here for website

The Old Jail has been featured on the Sy-Fy Channel series Ghost Hunters, and is listed on the Florida and National Registers of Haunted Places. Guided paranormal investigations take place every Friday and Saturday night from 10:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. The Jail is located a 167 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine. Info and tickets: 904-671-5010; www.2ghouls.com

Carriage Way Bed and Breakfast is located just a mile away from St. Augustine's historic Old Jail. For all you thrill seekers hoping to see a ghost, you may just get lucky at the Old Jail. Come stay with us and enjoy the Old Jail, and many other haunted attractions in St. Augustine.

Historic Weapons Demonstration
Date: 11/7 - 11/09

National Parks Service personnel demonstrate the weapons and relate the experiences of the Colonial Spanish soldier stationed in St. Augustine in 1740's. Demonstration times are 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. and at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. throughout the year. Firing times are subject to change depending on weather conditions and staff availability. The Castillo de San Marcos, the oldest masonry fortification in the U.S., was built by the Spanish in 1672 to help protect their empire in the New World. Admission is $7 for adults. Children 15 and under are free. The Castillo is open 8:45 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. daily. Info:

Friday Lost Ships Tour at the St. Augustine Lighthouse
Date: 11/7 - 11/07   click here for website

Mondays and Fridays
This exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour includes a multi-media presentation with one of the Lighthouse's marine archaeologists. Tour participants visit areas of the Historic Light Station that are off-limits for general admission visitors. Participants will also see recovered artifacts that are undergoing tedious cleaning and stabilization procedures undertaken by conservators. Free time will be available to see museum exhibits in the historic Keeper's House and to also climb the 165' lighthouse. The lighthouse is located at 81 Lighthouse Avenue in St. Augustine. Advance reservations are required. Tickets are $24 and may be purchased at www.StAugustineLighthouse.org or call 904-829-0745.

Gin 101 and Gin Cocktail Workshops
Date: 11/7 - 11/07   click here for website

Each Friday evening at 6:15 p.m. and 8 p.m.,the St. Augustine Distillery presents workshops that explain gin's history, it's various categories, how the distillery's New World Gin is created and show participants how to create their own gin cocktails. Tickets are $38 per person and can be purchased up to one-hour prior to the event by going to www.eventbrite.com/o/st-augustine-distillery-co-6266122955 Free tours of the distillery are conducted daily. 112 Riberia Street 904-825-4962 www.staugustinedistillery.com

7th Annual St. Augustine Pirate Gathering
Date: 11/7 - 11/09   click here for website

Hear Ye, Hear Ye, and attention all Pirates, Scallywags, Scurvy Dogs, Wenches, and other assorted undesirables of the sea! Come ashore to Francis Field dressed in your best piratical pirattitude and see the pirate mutiny, weapons demonstrations, sailor's encampment, Thieves Market, stories of the high seas, shanties, and a wee matey's play area. The Gathering is hosted by The Ancient City Privateers and Sunshine Promotions Events, Inc. Admission is $5 for Adults; Children under 12 a "Buck-An Ear" - $2; Active Duty and Military Veterans $3(with ID). Hours Friday 2 - 10 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Funds will support the St. Augustine Lighthouse Summer Camp. 70 West Castillo Dr., St. Augustine. www.thepirategathering.com

Saturday morning Farmers Market
Date: 11/8 - 11/08   click here for website

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 Amphitheater on A1A South in St. Augustine.

St. Augustine Amphitheater on Anastasia Island is a convenient 10 minute car ride from Carriage Way Bed and Breakfast. This event is hosted every Saturday (Weather Permitting) all year. Enjoy this event and many others while vacationing in historic downtown St. Augustine.

Saturday Evening Zip line tour over Alligators
Date: 11/8 - 11/08   click here for website

ZIP LINE AT NIGHT: Crocodile Crossing, the zip line course offered at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, is now offered as an evening event on Saturdays. All participants must arrive before 6 p.m. This specific adventure includes a modified version of the Nile course with six zip lines and 23 obstacles. Cost is $75 per person and includes a 30 to 45-minute nocturnal reptile tour. Reservations must be made online at least 24 hours prior to the tour. The Alligator Farm is at 999 Anastasia Blvd. Call 904-824-3337 or go to www.alligatorfarm.com.

Carriage Way Bed and Breakfast is located just 2 miles from St. Augustine Alligator Farm. Come stay with us and enjoy all that beautiful St. Augustine has to offer.

Heart Concert
Date: 11/8 - 11/08   click here for website

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Heart return to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre for an evening of unforgettable music. First hitting the charts in the 70's with songs like Magic Man, Barracuda and Crazy on You, Heart has continued to succeed. In 2012, their album Fanatic debuted in Billboard's Top 25. Tickets range from $79.50 - $39.50. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. (gates open 6:30 p.m.) 1340 A1A South St. Augustine. 904-209-0367 www.staugamphitheatre.com

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