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Events in St. Augustine, FL February 5-7, 2010

Friday: February 5



Two of Florida's greatest Heritage writers, Janis Owens and Dana Ste. Claire will make a presentation at 7 p.m. at Flagler College Auditorium, 14 Granada Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084.

Ms. Owens is the author of The Cracker Kitchen: A Cookbook in Celebration of Cornbread-Fed, Down Home Family Stories and Cuisine; My Brother Michael;  and Myra Sims.

Mr. Sims is the author of three books including the award-winning Cracker: The Cracker Culture in Florida History and Borders of Paradise. Previous work included being the feature columnist with the Orlando Sentinel and a PBS television host for Florida Crackerbarrel.

Don't know what a Cracker is? Well a Cracker is a Florida native.


The St. Augustine Alligator Farm and the Limelight Theatre are teaming up to bring fun to kids and adults. From 6-10 p.m., kids (ages 5-12) can enjoy pizza, hands-on animal presentations, a twilight zoo tour, crafts and games while parents see the entertaining production of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill.  The $50 cost includes two adult tickets to the Limelight Theatre's evening performance and admission for one child to the special evening at the Alligator Farm.  Each additional child is $25.  For reservations, call Katie at 904-824-3337 extension 29.  


The first Friday of every month from 5 to 9 p.m. is one of St. Augustine's most popular cultural events. Over 20 participating art galleries in downtown historic St. Augustine stay open late and provide the latest exhibits, music, entertainment and refreshments.  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.  For more information, call 904.829.0065 or visit

Friday and Saturday: February 5 - 6



See Henry Flagler brought to life in this critically-acclaimed performance by Paul Jellinek.   In Wild Dreams, Henry Flagler tells the story of his development of St. Augustine as a world class resort destination, his work with John D. Rockefeller, the expansion of his empire to the Keys - even the story of his three marriages. Performances are Friday and Saturday nights at 7 p.m. at the San Marco Theater across from Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum in St. Augustine.  Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 children. For more information, call 904-429-0280.


Join the annual pilgrimage celebrating the feast of the patron of the St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine in St. Augustine.  The dedication begins on Friday with Great Vespers with Blessing of the Loaves and a reading of the Archdiocesan Encyclical. On Saturday Orthos and Divine Liturgy take place at the Shrine Chapel at the St. Photios Chapel, 41 St. George Street at 8 a.m. The National Shrine Day Feast takes place at the Casa Monica at 12:30 p.m. Tickets to the feast are $50 per person. For more information email


Friday, Saturday and Sunday: February 5-7


Experience Lanie Robertson's musical re-creation of Billie Holiday's nostalgic story.  The show highlights Holiday's entertaining no-nonsense, chatty, profane and funny artistic style. The show will be performed on the Matuza Main Stage at Limelight Theatre, located at 11 Old Mission Road in St. Augustine. Show times thru February 28 are Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m. matinees only.  Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and $20 for students and military. For more information, visit


Saturday: February 6

Help the Spanish Brass celebrate their 20th anniversary at the Flagler College Auditorium, 14 Granada Street  in St. Augustine. The Spanish Brass was created in 1989 by five Spanish musicians and quickly gained world renown for its performances, educational activities and creative collaborations. Their program will feature works by J.S. Bach, de Falla, Albeniz and others. The performance takes place at 8 p.m. Tickets are $22 per person. For more information, visit Emma Concerts.  

Want to see what life was like in a 16th century Spanish camp or a 17th century Florida trapper trading camp? Join the Friends of Faver-Dykes State Park on Saturday for a day-long event in the park.  Hands-on living history activities include pine needle basketry, indigo dyeing, and a demonstration on the art of mullet net knitting.  Minorcan Clam Chowder, hot dogs, barbecue and baked goods will be available.  Additional activities include children programs, a birding walk, an estuary walk and a Native American program.  Live music and storytelling performers are scheduled throughout the day.  Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $5 per vehicle (up to 8 people).  For more information, call 386-446-6783.



Barbara Jenness takes joy in assisting people in buying or selling their home or land in northeast Florida (St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra,  and Jacksonville). She is a community activist and leader serving as President of Friends of A1A 2008-2010, Past President of Scenic & Historic A1A in St. Johns County for over 10 years, and past vice-president of Vilano Beach Main Street (North Shores Improvement Association). She is a past president for WCR in St. Augustine and a member of South Ponte Vedra Civic Association, Porpoise Point, Serenata Beach Club, and Palencia. She founded and is a Past President of the St. Augustine Regional Council (StAR Council) to promote the St. Augustine area to individuals outside the region.

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