Events for the Week of January 30, 2011

Events for the week of 01/30/2011
Privateer Lynx Tours
Date: 11/18 – 02/28/2011 click here for website 


Climb aboard the Clipper Schooner Lynx at the City of St. Augustine Marina and step back in time as you relive history and feel the adventure. Join the crew and hoist the sails, steer the ship, fire the main battery of six-pounder carronades and experience first hand life aboard a traditional, square topsail schooner. Get ready to rumble as you and your kids take part in this unique, interactive sailing adventure. On decks and below the Lynx, a War of 1812 privateer 122-foot square top sail schooner, evokes the life, spirit, and atmosphere of a vanished age of sail. She is fitted with period ordnance and flies pennants and flags from the 1812 era making her one of the first ships to defend our freedom. The Privateer Lynx will be offering Educational Public Dockside Tours and Educational Sailing Adventures through February.
Location: St. Augustine Municipal Marina
Hours: Educational Public Dockside Tours available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Educational Public Adventure Sails are on Saturday and Sundays from 2:15 to 4:45 p.m.
Admission: Dockside tours are $5 per person (Children under 12 are free) Adventure Sails are $55 per adult, $30 for children under 12 and $45 for active military and seniors.

Nights of Lights
Date: 11/20 – 01/31/2011

Millions of white lights create a magical holiday atmosphere in the Nation’s oldest city during the 17th Annual Nights of Lights Celebration in St. Augustine, Florida. Tracing its origins to the Spanish tradition of displaying a lighted white candle during the Christmas holidays, the spectacular lighting reflects the city’s 445-year history while creating a beautiful setting for special memories.

A dazzling array of special events and activities await visitors. Nighttime tours of ancient buildings and inns led by storytellers in period clothing, rollicking train and trolley tours through the narrow brick streets, art walks featuring more than 30 galleries serving free holiday refreshments on the First Friday in December and January, special Saturday night antique shopping events, a dazzling regatta, Florida ice skating, luminaries in the town plaza, holiday concerts – even a Christmas parade – are among the special events to be added to the memory books of visitors and residents alike.

The Nights of Lights will sparkle in St. Augustine through January 31.

Holly Jolly Holiday Trolley
Date: 11/21 – 01/31/2011 click here for website

Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010 – Monday, Jan. 31, 2011

10 Castillo Drive
St. Augustine, FL

Local Phone: 904.829.3800


Explore St. Augustine’s famous Night of Lights in the cozy comfort aboard the Holly Jolly Trolleys. Guests will delight at the festive wonderland of the historic area glittering with over 2 million lights. Caroling, hot cider, homemade cookies and complimentary magical viewing glasses, handcrafted by Santa’s elves add to the magic of your evening.
Location: Tours depart from St. Augustine Visitors Informaiton Center Trolley Pick-up
Directions: Norht side of Visitors Center
Hours: Tours run continuously between 6 and 8 p.m.
Admission: $7 for adults and $4 for children 6 � 12

School of the 16th Century
Date: 1/28 – 1/30

11 Magnolia Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084

Local Phone: 904.534.6168

Come learn authentic 16th century living skills at this gathering and workshop organized by Historic Florida Militia. This educational event provides the opportunity for reenactors (pros or novice), or anyone interested in the early settlers of St. Augustine, to exchange ideas and information about 16th century military and society. Topics covered will include assemblies and drills, cooking demonstrations, clothing and fun. All classes will provide hands on experiences
Location: Fountain of Youth Archeological Park

Live Theatre Performance
Date: 2/4 – 03/05 click here for website

Friday, Feb. 4 – Saturday, Mar. 5, 2011

11 Old Mission Avenue
St. Augustine, FL


Based on the memoirs of famous burlesque stripper Gypsy Rose Lee, "Mama" Rose is determined to break into show business by pushing the vaudeville act of her younger daughter, Baby June. But it’s shy elder daughter Louise who will one day play to packed houses. Performances are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday Matinees at 2 p.m.
Location: Limelight Theatre
Hours: Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday Matinees at 2 p.m.
Admission: $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and $20 for active military and students

First Friday Art Walk
Date: 2/4 – 2/04 click here for website

Friday, Feb. 4, 2011

St. Augustine, FL

Local Phone: 904.829.0065


Join one of St. Augustine’s most popular cultural events on the first Friday of every month from 5 to 9 p.m. Enjoy the latest exhibits, music, entertainment and refreshments at over 20 participating galleries. Tours begin at Rembrandtz American Craft Gallery, 131 King Street. St. Augustine Sightseeing Trains and Old Town Trolleys offer a complimentary shuttle service to most of the galleries. Shuttles run on a continuous loop every 30 minutes.
Location: Downtown St. Augustine
Directions: Historic Area and beyond
Hours: 5 to 9 p.m.
Admission: Free

First Friday Concert at the Basilica
Date: 2/4 – 2/04

Friday, Feb. 4, 2011

St. Augustine, FL 32084

Local Phone: 904.824.2896

Stop by the St.Augustine Cathedral Bascilica for a First Friday Concert with Philip Borter on the violin.
Location: Cathedral Basilica
Directions: Cathedral Place along St. Augustine’s Plaza De La Constitucion
Hours: 6p.m.
Admission: Free

Gallery Art Opening
Date: 2/4 – 2/04 click here for website

Friday, Feb. 4 – Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011

22 Marine Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084

Local Phone: 904.824.2310


Visit the latest Art Association Juried art exhibit featuring works with a primary subject of the human figure or face, including figure studies, formal portraits, busts or people in groups.
Location: The St.Augustine Art Association Gallery
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 4p.m. and from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sundays. The opening for this exhibit is from 5 to 9p.m. on Friday, Februaury 4.
Admission: Free

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Date: 2/4 – 2/06

Friday, Feb. 4 – Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011

King Street
St. Augustine, FL

Local Phone: 386-313-1792

Actors with a Cause will present Tennessee Williams’ classic Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, directed by award-winning playwright Lorraine Portman in the Flagler Room at the former Ponce de Leon Hotel (Flagler College). The performances begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 4 p.m. on Sunday. Each performance will be in celebration and to benefit the retirement of Rabbi Samuel Cywiak, 91, who has served the Congregation Sons of Israel in St Augustine since 1992.
Location: Flagler Room At Flagler College Ponce Hall
Hours: Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Sunday
Admission: $25 per person

Gamble Rogers Benefit Concert
Date: 2/5 – 2/05 click here for website

7:00 pm at the Flagler College Auditorium

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Gamble Rogers balanced a love of balladry and folk songs with a passion for the oral tradition and storytelling. The son and grandson of influential architects, Rogers was described as both a "modern troubadour" and the "resurrection of Will Rogers and Mark Twain". Rogers was a master performer–enchanting an audience with Travis-style guitar finger picking and relating downright rib-tickling tales about the inhabitants of the fictitious Oklawaha County.

The Atlanta Constitution called Rogers, "an American treasure worthy of inclusion in the Smithsonian". Rogers was just hitting his peak when he died, on October 10, 1991, trying to save a man from drowning. The recreational area in Flagler County, where the accident occurred, was later renamed, "The Gamble Rogers Memorial Park".