By MARCIA LANE
SAINT AUGUSTINE – Gamble Rogers Middle School in St. Augustine will be hopping Friday and Saturday (April 7 and 8).
The school on U.S. 1 South on Friday opens the Mel Fisher “Science of Shipwrecks” Pop Up Museum. The traveling museum is a collaboration between the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West and the State of Florida’s Division of Historical Resources.
The idea came about because students these days face more tests, fewer field opportunities and less fun adventures. The exhibit changes all that as students get a chance to visit the portable museum focusing on the 1564 wreck of the Santa Clara. It’s on display from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Others will be heading to a dinner and show at the school as students perform in “Getting to Know The Sound of Music.” It’s the music of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, but specially adapted for younger performers. Word is tickets for Friday are almost sold out. You can call 866-967-8167. Dinner begins at 5 p.m., the show at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8.
If you miss Friday, two performances (but no dinner) are set for Saturday. There’s a 2 p.m matinee and a 7 p.m. performance. Tickets are $5 each and available at the door only. For the matinee, child care for ages 1-5 is available. Children 5 and under get in free.