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Medtronic Leaders Toastmasters Club

Medtronic Leaders Toastmasters Club
Address: Nelson Auditorium, 6621 Charing St. Jacksonville, Fl. 32216, EVERY Wednesday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. Email:

Beaches Toastmasters Club

Address: Beaches Baptist Hospital on 13th (In the Wilson Epstein Building – rear entrance), EVERY Monday from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Email:

Third Thursday Lecture – “A Soldier’s Story”

At this lecture Paul Ghiotto will give a Powerpoint presentation about the amazing story of the only Mandarin resident who died in WWI. This event is being held a few days after Veterans Day – in honor of Pvt. Marion Joseph Losco and all who have ever served in the U.S. Armed Forces.
Third Thursday Lectures are presented by the Mandarin Museum & Historical Society in partnership with and at the Mandarin Community Club, 12447 Mandarin Rd. The date is Thursday, November 16. Refreshments begin at 6:30, with the lecture at 7. It is free and all are invited and encouraged to attend. For more information, call 268-0784. 
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18th annual Mandarin Winter Celebration

The Mandarin Museum & Historical Society invites all to the 18th Annual Winter Celebration in Mandarin from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM on Saturday, December 2. This free event has become a family tradition for many and is well known for old-fashioned fun, including: tours of all 19th century historic buildings in the Walter Jones Historical Park, reenactors, music (including African drumming and acoustic jam), children’s games and crafts, Plein Aire artists in the park, horse drawn hay rides, weaving, antique cars and more. It is held at the Walter Jones Historical Park, located at 11964 Mandarin Rd. For details and a schedule of music call 268-0784 or

2017 St Johns River Bartram Frolic

2017 St Johns River Bartram Frolic on the Riverfront in Palatka, Florida

September 30 and October 1

Celebrate the fabulous St. Johns River and the 243rd
anniversary of William Bartram’s visit to Palatka.

In the fall of 1774 William Bartram experienced what is known as the Indian Frolic at Spalding’s Lower Store. His 9-month stay on his favorite river in Putnam County is documented in Bartram’s masterpiece Travels. The annual St. Johns River Bartram Frolic on Palatka’s riverfront will celebrate our National Heritage River, the Bartram National Recreation Trail in Putnam County, and offer our county as a historic eco-tourism and recreation destination.

For more information, visit us on the web at or call (386) 326-2704