Freedom Festival

06/24/2017 10:00 am - 06/24/2017 9:30 pm
Orange Park Mall, Wells Road, Orange Park, FL, United States

Event Name: Freedom Festival

 

Location: Orange Park Mall, 1910 Wells Rd, Orange Park, FL 32073

 

Event Date: Saturday, June 24, 10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

 

Phone: (904) 269-9413

 

URL: http://orangeparkmall.com/events-news/event/freedom-festival-w-food-truck-wars

 

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  • 04/02/2017 7:00 am - 04/02/2017 1:00 pm
    Run 13.1 and 5K hosted by 1st Place Sports   WHAT:            Run 13.1 and 5K hosted by 1st Place Sports   WHEN:            Sunday, April 2, 2017                         13.1 and 5K at 7 a.m.   WHERE:         Jacksonville Landing 2 W. Independent Dr. Jacksonville, FL 32202   DETAILS:       The Run 13.1 and 5K will be held on Sunday, April 2 and each race will take off at the same time from the Jacksonville Landing. Runners participating in the half marathon will run through Downtown streets, loop through Evergreen Cemetery and then return to the finish line. The 5K course will take runners through the streets of Downtown Jacksonville and back to the finish line at the Jacksonville Landing.   Participants will receive a moisture-wicking, technical shirt and finishers get one of the biggest finisher medals in Jacksonville races. Half marathon runners also have a chance to win up to $300 if they are the first to reach the finish line. Awards will also be given out to age groups for the half marathon and the top runners in the 5K will get award plaques. A post-race celebration will be held at the Jacksonville Landing and features music, beer, and food.   To register, go to www.1stplacesports.com/run13point1.html. The entrance fee to the half marathon is $50 through March 25 and $55 through April 1. The price goes up to $60 on the day of the race. The entrance fee for the 5K is $33 through March 25, $35 through April 1 and $40 on race day. Race packets can be picked up on Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1 at the 1st Place Sports location of your choice from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. They will be moved to the race site on race day and can be picked up starting at 5:30 a.m.
  • 04/07/2017 12:30 pm - 04/07/2017 4:00 pm
    Join Cummer Amelia for the 3rd Annual Garden Walk at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Residential Community on Friday, April 7, 2017. This event supports school tours for Nassau County students, which both enrich their curriculum and broaden their worldview. The Garden Walk is $20 for Cummer Amelia Member and $30 for Non-Members, and will take place from 12:30 to 4 p.m. The event begins with a presentation by renowned Omni Chef Daven Wardynski held at the Omni Aquaponic Greenhouse, followed by a walking tour of four beautiful home gardens, each with their own unique charm. Art demonstrations, live music, food, and drink will be provided along the tour route. Trolley transportation is also available.
  • 04/08/2017 7:30 am - 04/08/2017 9:15 am
    Toast of Jax Toastmasters Meeting April 8, 2017 7:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Baha’i Community Center of Jacksonville 5034 Greenland Road, Jacksonville, FL 32258   Toast of Jax Toastmasters club helps adults improve their communication, leadership, and presentation skills in a supportive and fun-filled environment. Visitors are always welcome. For more information please visit our website www.toastofjax.org.
  • 04/08/2017 8:30 am - 04/08/2017 4:00 pm
    Huge Garage Sale Saturday, April 8 (8:30AM - 4:00PM) 907 Garrison Drive, St. Augustine, FL  32092 1978 Corvette Rims Decorator Fabric Easter/Holiday Displays and Decorations Porcelain Collector Dolls And much much more .... Rain Date: April 15
  • 04/13/2017 4:00 pm - 04/13/2017 6:00 pm
    St. Johns County Medical Marijuana Workshop St. Johns County is hosting a Medical Marijuana Workshop at 4 p.m. on April 13, 2017 at the St. Johns County Permit Center, 4040 Lewis Speedway, to discuss proposed zoning and permitting regulations for medical marijuana retail stores and treatment. The public is invited to attend and provide feedback. For additional information, please call 904.209.0805 or email psoria@sjcfl.us.
  • 04/14/2017 8:00 am - 04/15/2017 3:00 pm
    Multi Family Moving/Yard Sale Southern Grove subdivision at 612 Southern Lily Drive, 1-1/2 miles West of I-95 on CR 210 Friday April, 14th, 8-1 Saturday April, 15th, 8-3 • Furniture: Patio Love Seat and Coffee Table, Black Leather Recliner (minor blemish on headrest) • Lamps/Lights, Chandeliers, • Jewelry • Women’s Business and Casual Attire, Denim and Golf Attire Sizes 8-14, $5.00 and Under, Some never worn (with tags) • CharBroil Electric Grill- Excellent condition • Assorted Household Items and decor • Sunbeam Portable Quartz Heater (just in time for Summer…LOL) Many more items not posted. LOOK FOR THE BRIGHT SIGNS! Come one, come all! Bring your Easter company. They’ll find something they absolutely cannot live without, and so will you. LOL Everything BUT the wife must go! After 12:00 on Saturday, MAKE BEST OFFER!!! IT’S GOTTA GO!!!
  • 04/15/2017 9:00 am - 04/15/2017 5:00 pm
    The Ancient City Coin Club of St. Augustine invites you to their spring Coin and Currency Show, Saturday, April 15, 2017 at the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #113, 5050 Inman Road, in St. Augustine. Doors open at 9 am. Free admission and free parking. Show includes US and foreign coins & currency, silver & gold bullion,  medals, jewelry, tokens and more. Hourly door prizes, and raffles of a gold coin, 2017 silver eagle, CSA note, and 1960 proof set. Contact Jerry Warden, 904-940-6245, or see our Facebook page, Facebook.com/acccstaugustine.
  • 04/15/2017 10:30 am - 04/15/2017 12:30 pm
    Easter Egg Hunt! Palm Valley Baptist Church 4890 Palm Valley Road Saturday April 15th at 10:30 am Hot dog roast to follow! This event is free, please join us. Questions? Call 285 2447 or visit our website at www.palmvalleybaptistchurch.org.
  • 04/15/2017 6:00 pm - 04/15/2017 9:00 pm
    SHOW: Netflix presents Sandy Wexler’s “Here Comes The Funny Tour” featuring Adam Sandler and guests David Spade, Nick Swardson and Rob Schneider VENUE: St. Augustine Amphitheatre DATE: Saturday, April 15, 2017 TIME: Doors 6:00pm / Show 7:30pm ADMISSION: $199.50 – Seated Pit and First 7 Rows of Level 100 $153.50 – Remaining Rows of Level 100 and First 4 Rows of Level 200 $99.50 – Remaining Rows of Level 200 $79.50 – Level 300 $49.50 – Obstructed View WEBSITE: www.staugamphitheatre.com
  • 04/17/2017 1:00 pm - 04/17/2017 4:00 pm
    The Florida Shorebird Alliance will be holding their Shorebird Stewardship Training Program  Monday, April 17th 1:00 - 4:00 pm St Augustine Alligator Farm, Conference Center 999 Anastasia Blvd, St Augustine, FL 32080 No RSVP is required and anyone is welcome to attend. You'll learn what the stewardship program is all about, meet seasoned stewards who love their times on the beaches and have your questions answered by FWC and Audubon personnel. Come see if this is something you would like to do while out on the county beaches. We look forward to seeing you!
  • 04/21/2017 - 04/22/2017 All day
    Earth Day Environmental Challenge Weekend April 21-22 at Galimore Center April 22nd is Earth Day, and once again Lincolnville’s Willie Galimore Center, 399 Riberia Street, will be the venue of an Environmental Challenge Weekend, providing educational and entertaining fun for the whole family. The two-day event will include a forum on Friday evening, followed by a March for Science and activities day on Saturday.  All events are free and open to the public.
  • 04/22/2017 8:00 am - 04/22/2017 1:00 pm
    Cypress Trace Association Community Garage Sale 201 Big Cypress Dr. N, St. Johns, FL 32259 Saturday, April 22nd from 8-1.
  • 04/22/2017 8:00 am - 04/22/2017 4:00 pm
    UPSCALE RESALE ITALIANO Apr 22, 8am-4pm, Giant yard sale, Italian food, bakery, souvenirs. Italian American Clubhouse, 2838 Westberry Rd, Jax, 32223, Mandarin. Collectibles, jewelry, homegoods, tools, small appliances, medical, accessories, etc.
  • 04/22/2017 8:00 am - 04/22/2017 1:00 pm
    Saturday, April 22, 2017, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM    Celebrate Earth Day on April 22 by participating in Shearwater’s 5K on the Trails and Fun Run/Walk. Shearwater is one of St. Johns County’s fastest selling communities.  This race will stretch through portions of Shearwater’s nature trails and boardwalks, continuing almost a mile along Trout Creek under shaded tree canopy.  Many of Shearwater’s wide paths border preserved natural habitat. Stay after the race to enjoy craft beer and root beer floats, tasty food trucks, and a DJ-provided soundtrack. Proceeds from the event will benefit Timberlin Creek Elementary School, Switzerland Point Middle School, and Bartram Trail High School. Custom medals will be awarded to the first 200 finishers! Where: Shearwater Kayak Club 100 Kayak Way St. Augustine, FL 32092   Cost: 5K Run | 8:00 am - $20 Early Registration until April 14, 2017 at midnight - $25 April 14-21, 9:00 a.m. EST - Includes an event T-shirt and pint glass (21+) for the first 200 entries.   Fun Run | 9:00 am - $10 Registration Fee - Includes an event t-shirt only. Tickets: http://shearwater5k.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=8399 Event url: shearwater5k.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=8399
  • 04/22/2017 10:00 am - 04/22/2017 4:00 pm
      Freedom Boat Club hosts celebration on the water at Julington Creek Marina   With the cancellation of the Southeast U.S. Boat Show, Freedom Boat Club has decided to instead host a celebration on the water at Julington Creek Marina. Everyone is invited to come out to the marina at 12807 San Jose Boulevard on Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23 for a day of fun on the water. Freedom Boat Club will be hosting the event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. The SmileFish Mirror photo booth will be set up at the dock. It looks like a stand-up iPod and allows guests to take selfies in the ‘mirror’ and print them out. In additional to the boat rides and unique photo booth, guests can also enjoy food from Manny’s Cuban Sandwich’s food truck. The food truck was also scheduled to be at the Southeast U.S. Boat Show, but will now be serving on Saturday at Julington Creek Marina.
  • 04/22/2017 12:00 pm - 04/22/2017 2:00 pm
    The Archaeological Institute of America--Jacksonville Society will meet at noon on April 22, 2017 in Building 51 at the University of North Florida to hear a lecture by Dr. William Keegan, a professor of Caribbean archaeology with the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville.  The lecture is titled "Columbus and Cannibals in the Land of Cotton."  In the decade prior to the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s voyage there was a mad scramble to “discover” where Columbus made first landfall in the Americas.  Historians, geographers, geologists, navigators, computer specialists, journalists, and even archaeologists joined the hunt. Three locations still claim that honor. However, in the process of trying to solve this mystery, it became clear that virtually everything we thought we knew about Columbus was wrong.  This lecture focuses on archaeology's contributions to revealing the mysteries surrounding Columbus's voyages.  In the process Dr. Keegan will take the audience through lands of cotton and cannibals, and explore new research into production and exchange in the prehistoric Caribbean. The lecture is free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be served afterwards in the Archaeology Lab.  On Saturday, parking is free and the faculty /staff/vendor spaces are open to everyone. For more information, contact Melva Price at (904)241-9411 or aiajaxsoc@gmail.com
  • 04/22/2017 12:00 pm - 04/22/2017 2:00 pm
    The Archaeological Institute of America--Jacksonville Society will meet at noon on April 22, 2017, in Building 51 at the University of North Florida to hear a lecture by Dr. Susan Milbrath, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. The lecture is free and open to the public.  Complimentary refreshments will be served afterwards in the Archaeology Lab.  On Saturdays, parking is free, and the faculty/staff/vendor spaces are open to everyone.  For more information, contact Melva Price at (904)241-9411 or aiajaxsoc@gmail.com.
  • 04/22/2017 1:30 pm - 04/22/2017 2:30 pm
    Local author Bruce Kading will be at the Barnes & Noble Spring Book Festival at St Johns Town Center to discuss and sign copies of his new book: Miguel’s Gift Event Details: Saturday, April 22, 2017 1:30 PM Barnes & Noble St Johns Town Center 10280 Midtown Parkway Jacksonville, FL 32246 Advance Praise for Miguel’s Gift: “Kading, who worked for the INS, handles the nitty-gritty of arrests, infighting among criminals, and politics well, but it’s the transformation of Hayden that most impresses”—Publishers Weekly   About the Book: Set in Chicago in the 1980s, the book details the rise of rookie immigration officer Nick Hayden, who must find an informant to access the inner circle of the counterfeit document ring and crime kingpin Salvador Rico. A humble Mexican illegal immigrant, Miguel Chavez, agrees to the task in exchange for his family’s safety. As an unexpected friendship develops between Nick and Miguel, and as Nick confronts a secret that has haunted him since childhood, he is forced to contend with a part of himself he’d lost in the rough-and-tumble pursuit of his mission. As their investigation reaches a deadly climax, Nick must reassess what he thought he knew about courage, justice and loyalty. Informed by the author’s 26 years as a federal agent, this gripping drama takes a nuanced perspective on illegal immigration.   About the Author: Bruce Kading has 26 years of experience as a special agent with the federal government, employed by the FBI, INS, and EPA. He has written articles for Chicago Tribune Perspective and Taos NewsMiguel’s Gift is his first novel. He grew up in Chicago’s western suburbs and now lives in St. Augustine, Florida.
  • 04/23/2017 10:00 am - 04/23/2017 4:00 pm
      Freedom Boat Club hosts celebration on the water at Julington Creek Marina With the cancellation of the Southeast U.S. Boat Show, Freedom Boat Club has decided to instead host a celebration on the water at Julington Creek Marina. Everyone is invited to come out to the marina at 12807 San Jose Boulevard on Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23 for a day of fun on the water. Freedom Boat Club will be hosting the event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. The SmileFish Mirror photo booth will be set up at the dock. It looks like a stand-up iPod and allows guests to take selfies in the ‘mirror’ and print them out. In additional to the boat rides and unique photo booth, guests can also enjoy food from Manny’s Cuban Sandwich’s food truck. The food truck was also scheduled to be at the Southeast U.S. Boat Show, but will now be serving on Saturday at Julington Creek Marina.
  • 04/23/2017 2:00 pm - 04/23/2017 5:00 pm
    For Asher's Sake hosts Cuts for a Cause Benefiting Autism. Sunday, April 23rd 2:00pm - 5:00pm The Fine Grooming Studio, 9400 Atlantic Blvd, Ste 70 Hair Cuts - Kids: $10  Adults: $20  
  • 04/27/2017 10:30 am - 04/27/2017 1:00 pm
    27TH Mandarin Women’s Club Game Day Luncheon 10:30 a.m. Ramada Inn Mandarin 3031 Hartley Road (904) 262-3795 or www.mandarinwomensclub.com
  • 04/28/2017 6:30 pm - 04/28/2017 10:30 pm
    The Party of the Decades is set for Friday, April 28, 2017, from 6:30 p.m to 10:30 p.m, starting in the Roaring 20s, moving into the Groovy 60s and finishing in the Rockin’ 80s. Participants are encouraged to dress the part of their favorite decade at the Anheuser-Busch brewery, where there will be live music in the style of each of the decades along with free food and drinks. Tickets will be available at three different levels; level one will allow access into the Roaring 20s party, level two allows entry into the 20s and a move into the Groovy 60s, and the all-access pass will move guests through all the decades. For those who get stuck in the 20s, there will be an opportunity to upgrade to move into the 60s or all the way through to the 80s. To purchase tickets and learn more about the event, visit www.partyofthedecades.com. Discounts are available for groups of ten or more, contact Leigha Ward at leigha.ward@cfmedia.net. Party of the Decades is an exclusive event and you must be 21 years of age or older to purchase a ticket and participate.
  • 04/29/2017 - 04/30/2017 All day
    RIVERSIDE AVONDALE PRESERVATION SPRING TOUR OF HOMES   Riverside Avondale Preservation (RAP) is pleased to announce the annual Spring Tour of Homes on April 29-30. For the 43rd year, neighbors will be graciously opening their doors to visitors in support of RAP's largest fundraiser. Join us this year for one of our most spectacular Tours. This year’s event features eleven homes, three commercial locations, multiple featured locations, and more!
  • 04/29/2017 7:30 am - 04/29/2017 9:15 am
    Toast of Jax Toastmasters Meeting April 29, 2017 7:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Baha’i Community Center of Jacksonville 5034 Greenland Road, Jacksonville, FL 32258   Toast of Jax Toastmasters club helps adults improve their communication, leadership, and presentation skills in a supportive and fun-filled environment. Visitors are always welcome. For more information please visit our website www.toastofjax.org.
  • 04/29/2017 10:00 am - 04/29/2017 4:00 pm
    Freedom Boat Club hosts New Boater Experience Day at Julington Creek Marina   WHAT:         Freedom Boat Club will be hosting its New Boater Experience Day at Julington Creek Marina   WHEN:         Saturday, April 29, 2017 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.   WHERE:       Julington Creek Marina 12807 San Jose Boulevard Jacksonville, FL  32223   DETAILS:  Freedom Boat Club is hosting its New Boater Experience Day at Julington Creek Marina. It will be held on Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will include free boat rides and refreshments. The event is open to the public.
  • 04/29/2017 11:00 am - 04/29/2017 6:00 pm
    April 29th 11am-6pm West Town Plaza World Golf Village Organized events all day & free to play! Potluck cook out 11-1 Hotdogs & burgers provided Hourly raffle & prizes facebook.com/thebigdaddygames 904-217-0723
  • 04/30/2017 9:00 am - 04/30/2017 3:00 pm
    Yard Sale for Charity hosted by the Sanneman family. Sunday only – 9-3, 2838 Westberry Rd (Italian American Club) Many families have donated items for this great cause! Furniture, clothing, tools, golf clubs, knick knacks, books, kitchen gadgets…. Come out and support the cause – give a $5 donation and get a hot dog, chips and a drink.
  • 05/01/2017 7:00 pm - 05/01/2017 8:30 pm
      FROM THE OFFICE OF COUNCILMAN MATT SCHELLENBERG COUNTY DOCK REZONING COMMUNITY MEETING SCHEDULED       Mandarin Community Club 12447 Mandarin Rd.  Date:  Monday, May 1st, 2017 Time: 7 - 8:30 pm     Please contact my office at 630-1388 or via email matts@coj.net if you have additional questions.
  • 05/04/2017 5:30 pm - 05/04/2017 9:30 pm
    Tickets for Weezer go on sale this Friday, March 3 at 10 am at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Box Offices. Save on fees by purchasing tickets at the Box Office, walk around the venue to scout your potential seat and have first pick when tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Tickets will also be available at ticketmaster.com, all authorized TicketMaster outlets or by phone at 800-745-3000. SHOW: Weezer VENUE: St. Augustine Amphitheatre DATE: Thursday, May 4, 2017 TIME: Doors 5:30pm / Show 7:00pm TICKET PRICES: $79.50 – General Admission Standing Pit $74.00 – Level 100 $64.00 – Level 200 $59.00 – Level 300 $44.00 – Obstructed View WEBSITE: www.weezer.com; www.staugamphitheatre.com
  • 05/06/2017 7:30 am - 05/06/2017 9:15 am
    Toast of Jax Toastmasters Meeting May 6, 2017 7:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Baha’i Community Center of Jacksonville 5034 Greenland Road, Jacksonville, FL 32258   Toast of Jax Toastmasters club helps adults improve their communication, leadership, and presentation skills in a supportive and fun-filled environment. Visitors are always welcome. For more information please visit our website www.toastofjax.org.
  • 05/07/2017 10:30 am - 05/07/2017 12:30 pm
    Homecoming at Palm Valley Baptist Church, 4890 Palm Valley Road. Celebrating 115 years! Join us on May 7th at 10:30 am for a day of worship, music and luncheon on the grounds of the newly renovated parsonage. Please call 285 2447 for more information or visit our website at www.palmvalleybaptistchurch.org.
  • 05/10/2017 5:30 pm - 05/10/2017 7:30 pm
    The Art of Taking Tea A Dinner Time Tea and Talk Hosted by the Lightner Museum   Wednesday May 10, 2017, from 5:30 – 7:30 P.M., Lightner Museum’s Historic Pool Area, St. Augustine, FL:  The Lightner Museum will be hosting an evening of education and entertainment for participants to learn about the development and social customs of  “taking tea” - whether Afternoon, High, or a working class dinner tea- while also enjoying period-correct food and service.   The event will be presented by Ms. Graham in coordination with the Cafe’ Alcazar.  The Garden Club of St. Augustine will assist in educating participants on the proper methods of setting a table and decorating with flowers for such occasions. Teas from Cultivate Tea & Spice Co. will be featured. Cost for this event is $50 per person which includes an array of teas, tea sandwiches, scones, and cakes.  Champagne may be purchased for an additional $5 per glass.  
  • 05/11/2017 9:00 am - 05/11/2017 11:00 am
    Shorebird Walk at Matanzas Inlet When: Thu, May 11, 9am – 11am Time:  9am – 11am Where:Matanzas Inlet West Parking Lot, s 32080, 8655 A1A S,St Augustine, FL 32080 Description:  Join Peggy of the St. Johns County Audubon as we walk the shore of Matanzas Inlet looking for nesting Wilson's Plovers and Least Terns. Meet at Matanzas Inlet Riverside parking lot, A1A South, just before the Matanzas Inlet Bridge on the west (right) side of the road. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring sunscreen, hat, binoculars, water, and an eagerness to look for unusual birds in the area. Let's help Peggy with her monthly data on the birds that frequent this Critical Wildlife Area designated by the FWC.
  • 05/13/2017 7:30 am - 05/13/2017 9:15 am
    Toast of Jax Toastmasters Meeting May 13, 2017 7:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Baha’i Community Center of Jacksonville 5034 Greenland Road, Jacksonville, FL 32258   Toast of Jax Toastmasters club helps adults improve their communication, leadership, and presentation skills in a supportive and fun-filled environment. Visitors are always welcome. For more information please visit our website www.toastofjax.org.
  • 05/16/2017 6:30 pm - 05/16/2017 8:30 pm
    South Africa's Birds & Beasts- Program When: Tue, May 16, Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm Where: St. Johns River State College (ROOM C-116),2990 College Dr,St Augustine, FL 32084 Description: Speaker: Carly Wainwright South Africa is one of the top birding destinations in the world. It is a land of varied habitats hosting the most endemic and near-endemic bird species of any other African country. Join Carly Wainwright as she takes us on a visual trip to see some of the country’s birds. We’ll also see big game in their natural habitat. From the Western Cape to the world-renowned Kruger National Park, we’ll explore the sights and sounds of this diverse country. For more information call 904-504-1240 . This program is brought to you by the St Johns County Audubon.
  • 05/17/2017 5:00 pm - 05/17/2017 7:00 pm
    Please join us at the Renaissance World Golf Village Resort as we celebrate with all 160  Renaissance Hotels Worldwide   GLOBAL DAY OF DISCOVERY WEDNESDAY MAY 17, 2017 5:00PM – 7:00PM   Renaissance Hotels is the hotel brand known around the world for helping travelers discover unexpected cultural experiences by offering interesting, indigenous, independent and intriguing places to see, products to purchase and historical finds that pique curiosity!!   Come join us and meet amazing local artists, historical reenactors and neighbors who produce memories for a lifetime.  
  • 05/20/2017 7:30 am - 05/20/2017 9:15 am
    Toast of Jax Toastmasters Meeting May 20, 2017 7:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Baha’i Community Center of Jacksonville 5034 Greenland Road, Jacksonville, FL 32258   Toast of Jax Toastmasters club helps adults improve their communication, leadership, and presentation skills in a supportive and fun-filled environment. Visitors are always welcome. For more information please visit our website www.toastofjax.org.
  • 05/20/2017 9:00 am - 05/20/2017 4:00 pm
    Jacksonville Record & CD Festival May 20, 2017 9:00 am-4:00 pm Ramada Inn Mandarin (comedy zone) 3130 Hartley Rd (I-295 & San Jose Blvd) Free admission, free parking Jacksonville Record & CD Festival is a music collectors dream event! 45 tables of LPs, CDs, 45s, 78s, EPs, Posters, Autographs, Memorabilia, Tie-Dye, Rock 'n" Roll Clothing, Turntables, Collecting Supplies, Posters and almost anything else music related! Come on out to this free event, with plenty of free parking, and dig through bins and crates of thousands and thousands of records, both old and new! Find thousands of shiny silver CDs and a few gold ones as well! This is Jacksonville's largest record collectors event, held in the clean and comfortable ballroom at the Ramada Inn in Mandarin, next to the Comedy Zone!  Music, door prizes and so much more!   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1373034626103110/
  • 05/20/2017 11:00 am - 05/20/2017 3:00 pm
    Title:  The Woodlands Grand Opening   What: Be part of the grand opening celebration for Shearwater’s new gated community, The Woodlands, on Saturday, May 20, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Come tour two stunning model homes by award-winning builders D.S. Ware Homes and Drees Homes. Both builders recently won in the Parade of Homes: D.S. Ware received best feature ribbon for their fireplace and Drees Homes received a best feature ribbon. With homes starting in the $400,000’s, the Woodlands features 70 & 80 ft. lots with preserve and lake views. RSVP at https://shearwaterliving.com/woodlands-grand-opening/.   When: Saturday, May 20, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.   Where: The Woodlands gated section of Shearwater, 100 Kayak Way, St. Augustine, FL 32092.
  • 05/21/2017 8:00 am - 05/21/2017 9:30 am
    Search for Red Knots at Huguenot Park- Field Trip with Duval Audubon
    WhenSun, May 21, 8:30am – 9:30am WhereHuguenot Park- Field Trip with Duval Audubon DescriptionAn RSVP is requested for this trip in the case that the meeting location information changes. Huguenot Park is a stopover for the hungry migrating Red Knots. Royal Terns and Laughing Gulls are also actively courting and this is a spectacular and unforgettable event!  Many photographic opportunities abound at this park so it is well worth the drive! Huguenot Memorial Park is one of the best places to see seabirds and shorebirds, and we hope to see a lot of them! We will meet at 8:00 a.m. in the parking lot before the pay station. Drive straight in instead of turning right into the pay lane. We will spend a few minutes there and then go out to the end of the bay. Directions: Huguenot Park is located on A1A north of the Mayport ferry. If you cross the Dames Point Bridge going north, exit right (east) on Heckscher Drive. Follow it past the ferry slip to the blinking yellow light before Fort George Inlet. Turn right into the clearly marked entrance and go straight to the first parking lot. From I-95, take Zoo Parkway/Heckscher Drive to 10980 Heckscher Drive, entrance at the blinking light on the right. Location 10980 Heckscher Drive, Jacksonville, FL. We plan to meet at 8:00 a.m. at the parking lot outside the entrance gate Entrance fee is $5 per vehicle Call Jean Rolke at 904-504-1240 if you are interested in carpooling. The less vehicles we take the better!
  • 05/25/2017 10:30 am - 05/25/2017 1:00 pm
    MAY 25th Mandarin Women’s Club Luncheon/Sapphire Quartet 10:30 a.m. Ramada Inn Mandarin 3031 Hartley Road RSVP by May 18 to (904) 993-7649
  • 06/03/2017 7:30 am - 06/03/2017 9:15 am
    Toast of Jax Toastmasters Meeting June 3, 2017 7:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Baha’i Community Center of Jacksonville 5034 Greenland Road, Jacksonville, FL 32258   Toast of Jax Toastmasters club helps adults improve their communication, leadership, and presentation skills in a supportive and fun-filled environment. Visitors are always welcome. For more information please visit our website www.toastofjax.org.
  • 06/03/2017 9:00 am - 06/03/2017 11:00 am
    Birds & Breakfast - End of Season Event When Sat, June 3, 9am – 11am Where RSVP REQUIRED Description BIRDS & BREAKFAST EVENT Saturday, June 3rd 9:00 – 11:00 In Fruit Cove (See Below) -Bird Walk starts at 9:00 am. -Breakfast at 10:00 am. -General Membership Meeting. Breakfast will be provided by our generous Audubon Chapter Members Louann and Ben Williams. This will be our final weekend event before the summer heat begins. An RSVP is required to receive directions to this event. Please RSVP to DEBBIECUSICK@YMAIL.COM We Look Forward to Seeing You! For more information call 904-504-1240
  • 06/03/2017 1:00 pm - 06/03/2017 4:00 pm
    Grand Opening of Space Base Jacksonville June 3rd 1pm-4pm 2777 University Blvd., W Jacksonville, FL 32217
  • 06/08/2017 9:00 am - 06/08/2017 11:00 am
    Shorebird Walk at Matanzas Inlet When: Thu, June 8, 9am – 11am Time:  9am – 11am Where:Matanzas Inlet West Parking Lot, s 32080, 8655 A1A S,St Augustine, FL 32080 Description:  Join Peggy of the St. Johns County Audubon as we walk the shore of Matanzas Inlet looking for nesting Wilson's Plovers and Least Terns. Meet at Matanzas Inlet Riverside parking lot, A1A South, just before the Matanzas Inlet Bridge on the west (right) side of the road. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring sunscreen, hat, binoculars, water, and an eagerness to look for unusual birds in the area. Let's help Peggy with her monthly data on the birds that frequent this Critical Wildlife Area designated by the FWC.
  • 06/10/2017 7:30 am - 06/10/2017 9:15 am
    Toast of Jax Toastmasters Meeting June 10, 2017 7:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Baha’i Community Center of Jacksonville 5034 Greenland Road, Jacksonville, FL 32258   Toast of Jax Toastmasters club helps adults improve their communication, leadership, and presentation skills in a supportive and fun-filled environment. Visitors are always welcome. For more information please visit our website www.toastofjax.org.
  • 06/10/2017 10:00 am - 06/10/2017 12:00 pm

    The St. Johns Chapter of the Catholic Writers Guild (CWG) invites aspiring writers, poets, composers, musicians & all interested other artists to join us for our monthly meeting on Saturday, June 10 from 10:00 am to noon in the school auditorium at St. Paul’s Church, Riverside, 2609 Park Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32204.

     

    Featured Speaker – Bart Price

     

    Topic – Appreciating the Beauty and Power of Poetry. 

  • 06/10/2017 7:00 pm - 06/10/2017 9:00 pm
    It is a race with a sweet reward; the Run for the Pies hosted by 1st Place Sports. The run, which is on June 10 at The Jacksonville Landing, was started in 1979 and includes a Nike Championship Race and an Open 5K. All runners have the chance to win money, awards and pies. The entrance fee is $30 from June 1 through June 9 and $35 on the day of the race. Runners can register at  http://1stplacesports.com/races/pies/.   The Nike Championship Race is open only to those elite runners who have hit certain times in a 5K within the last year. For men, they must have run a 5K under 17 minutes and women will have had to run a 5K under 20 minutes. Nike running shoes will be given to each man who breaks 16:15 and each female who breaks 19:00. This race gets underway at 7 p.m. and the course is five loops, which makes it ideal for spectating.   The Open 5K is open to all runners and walkers, except those who participated in the Nike Championship Race. The run begins at 7:30 p.m. and all finishers will receive a custom designed medal. Awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each age group. Organizers will be handing out 200 pies to men who finish under 20 minutes and females who finish under 24 minutes, while the pies last. After the race, stick around for the block party, which begins at 8 p.m. and includes free beer for the runners and a pie eating contest. 1st Place Sports will also be hosting a huge raffle with a chance to win prizes including running clothes, running shoes, bags, and more. Run for the Pies is a grand prix event. Sponsors include Nike, Tropical Smoothie Café, Moe’s Southwest Grille, Massage Envy, Montoya & Associates, Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute, Admira Dentistry, Orange Theory Fitness, Publix and WJXT.
  • 06/17/2017 7:30 am - 06/17/2017 9:15 am
    Toast of Jax Toastmasters Meeting June 17, 2017 7:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Baha’i Community Center of Jacksonville 5034 Greenland Road, Jacksonville, FL 32258   Toast of Jax Toastmasters club helps adults improve their communication, leadership, and presentation skills in a supportive and fun-filled environment. Visitors are always welcome. For more information please visit our website www.toastofjax.org.
  • 06/17/2017 11:00 am - 06/17/2017 2:00 pm
    Friends of Jacksonville Animals (www.friendsofjaxanimals) is a non-profit that raises funds for our local city animal shelter, Animal Care and Protective Services. Saturday, June 17 11am-2pm Mutts & Mimosas Blackfinn at the St.John's Town Center www.muttsandmimosas.eventbrite.com
  • 06/20/2017 9:00 am - 06/20/2017 11:00 am

    BIRD STEWARDSHIP TRAINING

    Date:

    Tue, 06/20/2017 - 9:00am

                                                                                                                                                                                         Venue or organization: St Johns County Audubon

    The training includes a short meeting in the shade at the concession stand. Then we will go out to the beach. Please be prepared for walking on the beach. Bring plenty of water, sunscreen and I would encourage a hat. If you have binoculars, those might be helpful as well.

    Website:

    http://www.stjohnsaudubon.com/
  • 06/24/2017 7:30 am - 06/24/2017 9:15 am
    Toast of Jax Toastmasters Meeting June 24, 2017 7:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Baha’i Community Center of Jacksonville 5034 Greenland Road, Jacksonville, FL 32258   Toast of Jax Toastmasters club helps adults improve their communication, leadership, and presentation skills in a supportive and fun-filled environment. Visitors are always welcome. For more information please visit our website www.toastofjax.org.
  • 07/08/2017 7:30 am - 07/08/2017 9:15 am
    Toast of Jax Toastmasters Meeting July 8, 2017 7:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Baha’i Community Center of Jacksonville 5034 Greenland Road, Jacksonville, FL 32258   Toast of Jax Toastmasters club helps adults improve their communication, leadership, and presentation skills in a supportive and fun-filled environment. Visitors are always welcome. For more information please visit our website www.toastofjax.org.
  • 07/15/2017 7:30 am - 07/15/2017 9:15 am
    Toast of Jax Toastmasters Meeting July 15, 2017 7:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Baha’i Community Center of Jacksonville 5034 Greenland Road, Jacksonville, FL 32258   Toast of Jax Toastmasters club helps adults improve their communication, leadership, and presentation skills in a supportive and fun-filled environment. Visitors are always welcome. For more information please visit our website www.toastofjax.org.
  • 07/15/2017 8:00 am - 07/15/2017 1:00 pm
    Date: Saturday July 15 Time: 8am - 1pm Location: 11898 Remsen Rd, 32223 (Mandarin) Community-Donated Garage sale to help raise money for adoption! Tons of amazing stuff!! Come check out to support a wonderful cause.
  • 07/22/2017 7:30 am - 07/22/2017 9:15 am
    Toast of Jax Toastmasters Meeting July 22, 2017 7:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Baha’i Community Center of Jacksonville 5034 Greenland Road, Jacksonville, FL 32258   Toast of Jax Toastmasters club helps adults improve their communication, leadership, and presentation skills in a supportive and fun-filled environment. Visitors are always welcome. For more information please visit our website www.toastofjax.org.
  • 07/29/2017 7:30 am - 07/29/2017 9:15 am
    Toast of Jax Toastmasters Meeting July 29, 2017 7:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Baha’i Community Center of Jacksonville 5034 Greenland Road, Jacksonville, FL 32258   Toast of Jax Toastmasters club helps adults improve their communication, leadership, and presentation skills in a supportive and fun-filled environment. Visitors are always welcome. For more information please visit our website www.toastofjax.org.
  • 07/30/2017 4:00 pm - 07/30/2017 11:00 pm
    ROOTS REGGAE BAND REBELUTION TO BRING THEIR “GOOD VIBES SUMMER TOUR 2017” FEATURING NAHKO AND MEDICINE FOR THE PEOPLE, COLLIE BUDDZ, HIRIE AND DJ MACKLE LIVE AT THE ST. AUGUSTINE AMPHITHEATRE JULY 30, 2017 Roots reggae heroes Rebelution return to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre with their “Good Vibes Summer Tour 2017” featuring special guests Nahko and Medicine for the People, Collie Buddz, Hirie and guest DJ Mackle spinning in between sets on Sunday, July 30. Tickets for Rebelutions’s “Good Vibes Summer Tour 2017” will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, February 16 at 1 p.m. Tickets for Rebelution “Good Vibes Summer Tour 2017” with guests Nahko and Medicine for the People, Collie Buddz, Hirie and DJ Mackle will go on sale Thursday, February 16 at 1 p.m. at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Box Offices. Save on fees by purchasing tickets at the Box Office, walk around the venue and have first pick when tickets go on sale at 1 p.m. Tickets will also be available at ticketmaster.com, all authorized TicketMaster outlets or by phone at 800-745-3000. SHOW: Rebelution “GoodVibes Summer Tour 2017” featuring guests Nahko and Medicine for the People, Collie Buddz, Hirie and DJ Mackle VENUE: St. Augustine Amphitheatre DATE: Sunday, July 30, 2017 TIME: Doors 4:00pm / Show 5:20pm ADMISSION: $25.00 – Early Bird General Admission Ticket $35.00 – Advance General Admission Ticket $40.00 – Day of Show General Admission Ticket WEBSITE: www.rebelutionmusic.com; www.staugamphitheatre.com
  • 08/05/2017 7:30 am - 08/05/2017 9:15 am
    Toast of Jax Toastmasters Meeting August 5, 2017 7:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Baha’i Community Center of Jacksonville 5034 Greenland Road, Jacksonville, FL 32258 Toast of Jax Toastmasters club helps adults improve their communication, leadership, and presentation skills in a supportive and fun-filled environment. Visitors are always welcome. For more information please visit our website www.toastofjax.org.
  • 08/12/2017 7:30 am - 08/12/2017 9:15 am
    August 12, 2017 7:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Baha’i Community Center of Jacksonville 5034 Greenland Road, Jacksonville, FL 32258 Toast of Jax Toastmasters club helps adults improve their communication, leadership, and presentation skills in a supportive and fun-filled environment. Visitors are always welcome. For more information please visit our website www.toastofjax.org.
  • 08/12/2017 10:00 am - 08/12/2017 12:00 pm
    The St. Johns Chapter of the Catholic Writers Guild (CWG) invites aspiring writers, poets, composers, musicians & all interested other artists to join us for our monthly meeting on Saturday, August 12 from 10:00 am to noon in the school auditorium at St. Paul’s Church, Riverside, 2609 Park Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32204.   Featured Speaker – Paula Babadi   Topic – Blogging.  
  • 08/18/2017 12:30 pm - 08/18/2017 1:30 pm
    Beginner Line Dancing, Tues 10:00 am and Fri 12:30 pm.  $4.00 per class per person.  11940 San Jose Blvd, First Christian Church. $1.00 of this fee is a donation to the church.  Contact Barb Kelley @bootsbarb194@comcast.net
  • 08/18/2017 5:00 pm - 08/18/2017 7:00 pm
    What: SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALLS TO GO! Authentic Italian take-out dinners $7. When: Friday August 18, 2017 5:00--7:00pm Where: Italian American Club 2838 Westberry Road, Jacksonville, FL 32223 Why:  Get out of the kitchen...let the Italianos cook for you!
  • 08/19/2017 7:30 am - 08/19/2017 9:15 am
    August 19, 2017 7:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Baha’i Community Center of Jacksonville 5034 Greenland Road, Jacksonville, FL 32258 Toast of Jax Toastmasters club helps adults improve their communication, leadership, and presentation skills in a supportive and fun-filled environment. Visitors are always welcome. For more information please visit our website www.toastofjax.org.
  • 08/22/2017 10:00 am - 08/22/2017 11:00 am
    Beginner Line Dancing, Tues 10:00 am and Fri 12:30 pm.  $4.00 per class per person.  11940 San Jose Blvd, First Christian Church. $1.00 of this fee is a donation to the church.  Contact Barb Kelley @bootsbarb194@comcast.net
  • 08/25/2017 - 08/26/2017 All day

    The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer is holding a Rummage Sale Fri & Sat August 25th  & 26th  from 8-2pm and Sun Aug 27th from 10-3pm. Half price sale Sunday ONLY! 7500 Southside Blvd at JTB. Last stop on the service road. Antiques, collectibles, records, house wares, jewelry, toys, games, baby items, household items, and books! Something for everyone! Bake Sale!!!

  • 08/25/2017 9:00 am - 08/25/2017 12:00 pm
    John R. Colaluca, DO, FASAM, ABAM, MRO will be the guest speaker for Lakeview Health's August lecture series titled "The Evolving Drug Culture: Emerging Drugs of Abuse." He will lead the discussion on designer drugs and their emergence in the internet age. The lecture will take place on Aug. 25 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Lakeview Health's conference center at 1900 Corporate Square Boulevard.
  • 08/26/2017 7:30 am - 08/26/2017 9:15 am
    August 26, 2017 7:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Baha’i Community Center of Jacksonville 5034 Greenland Road, Jacksonville, FL 32258 Toast of Jax Toastmasters club helps adults improve their communication, leadership, and presentation skills in a supportive and fun-filled environment. Visitors are always welcome. For more information please visit our website www.toastofjax.org.
  • 08/27/2017 7:00 pm - 08/27/2017 9:00 pm
    "Saint Augustine of Hippo as Depicted in Art" Sunday, August 27 7 to 9 p.m. Treasury on the Plaza 24 Cathedral Place St. Augustine, FL 32084 Discover the fascinating art and imagery inspired by Saint Augustine of Hippo. Join internationally acclaimed art historian Elizabeth Lev as she takes viewers on an artistic journey through the ages, while exploring the life and writings of one of the most influential Christian theologians in history. Dr. Elizabeth Lev lives and teaches Art History in Rome. A prolific writer and popular speaker, she has presented a TED talk on the Sistine Chapel and has appeared on ABC Nightline, The Today Show, and The History Channel's "Museum Secrets" series. Click here to learn more about Dr. Lev. Admission is free.  Limited Seating.  Free Parking at Cathedral Parish School, 259 St. George Street.
  • 09/01/2017 - 10/01/2017 All day
    The St. Augustine Art Association turns the tables on museum etiquette this month by inviting visitors to touch the artwork! The 16th Annual Tactile Art Show will be on display at 22 Marine Street, September 1 - October 1, 2017.  The exhibit of all touchable art includes sculptures, woodworks, mixed media, ceramics, fiber pieces and interactive art created by professional and emerging artists. Each piece has a Braille sign, produced by students from Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB), under the direction of Nancy Berger, Braille Specialist. The 16th Annual Tactile Art Show is open free to the public.  St. Augustine Art Association gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. and on Sundays, 2 to 5 p.m.  Group tours are available by calling (904) 824-2310.  For more information about TOUCH St.Augustine, visit www.touchstaugustine.com or call (904) 824-2310.
  • 09/05/2017 6:00 pm - 09/05/2017 8:00 pm
    Three Town Hall meetings have been scheduled to discuss potential Attendance Zoning changes for the two new K-8 Schools currently under construction and opening for the 2018-2019 School Year.  K-8 School KK is located at 2135 Palm Valley Road, Ponte Vedra, FL, 32081 and is being constructed using monies from the school impact fees, school proportionate share mitigation fees and the half-cent sales tax passed in November 2015.  K-8 School LL is located at 1365 Shetland Drive, St. Johns, FL, 32259 and is being constructed using monies from half-cent sales tax.  Other possible attendance zone changes relate to Heritage Park located off of Woodlawn Road and the Sawmill Landing development located off of SR 207, both in St. Augustine.   The meetings will take place as follows:
    • Tuesday, September 5 at 6 p.m. at Creekside High School, located at 100 Knights Lane, St. Johns, FL 32259
    • Thursday, September 7 at 6 p.m. at Valley Ridge Academy, located at 105 Greenleaf Drive, Ponte Vedra, FL  32081
    • Thursday, September 14 at 6 p.m. at First Coast Technical College, Building C, located at 2980 Collins Avenue, St. Augustine, FL  32084
      The same information will be discussed at all three meetings.  School Board members and district staff will be in attendance and there will be opportunities for public comment.   Proposals are currently being developed and could impact attendance zones and students at Cunningham Creek Elementary, Durbin Creek Elementary, Fruit Cove Middle School, Alice B. Landrum Middle School, Otis A. Mason Elementary School, R.J. Murray Middle School, Ocean Palms Elementary, Palencia Elementary School, Pacetti Bay Middle School, Patriot Oaks Academy, Sebastian Middle School, Switzerland Point Middle School and Valley Ridge Academy.
  • 09/06/2017 5:00 pm - 09/06/2017 7:30 pm
    The St. Johns County School District (SJCSD) will hold its annual College and Career Night Wednesday, September 6 from 5 - 7:30 p.m. in the gymnasium at St. Augustine High School located at 3205 Varella Avenue, St. Augustine. College and Career Night provides an excellent opportunity for St. Johns County high school students from both public and private schools to receive firsthand information on post-secondary educational opportunities. Representatives from over 75 colleges, universities, armed services, career institutes and trade schools will be available from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Families will find an increased presence of representatives with a focus on meeting their student’s diverse needs and expectations. The latest information on topics such as the college admissions process, college transition, scholarship and financial aid will also be available during information sessions from 5 – 7 p.m. While this event traditionally focuses on juniors and seniors, underclassmen are also encouraged to attend. Many colleges have very selective admissions criteria and students should start planning early. “We are delighted to provide an opportunity for families to meet with post-secondary representatives from across the state and the nation without having to travel outside of our county,” said Denise Sumerix, director for Guidance and Programs of Choice. “I love seeing the excitement that this event creates for our students as they explore their many options and renew their focus on goals.” The event is presented by the SJCSD Department of Guidance and Programs of Choice. For more information, please contact your school’s guidance department, visit the website at www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/gpc/college/ or call Dana Chapman, Dept. of Guidance and Programs of Choice, at (904) 547-7754.
  • 09/07/2017 6:00 pm - 09/07/2017 8:00 pm
    Three Town Hall meetings have been scheduled to discuss potential Attendance Zoning changes for the two new K-8 Schools currently under construction and opening for the 2018-2019 School Year.  K-8 School KK is located at 2135 Palm Valley Road, Ponte Vedra, FL, 32081 and is being constructed using monies from the school impact fees, school proportionate share mitigation fees and the half-cent sales tax passed in November 2015.  K-8 School LL is located at 1365 Shetland Drive, St. Johns, FL, 32259 and is being constructed using monies from half-cent sales tax.  Other possible attendance zone changes relate to Heritage Park located off of Woodlawn Road and the Sawmill Landing development located off of SR 207, both in St. Augustine.   The meetings will take place as follows:
    • Tuesday, September 5 at 6 p.m. at Creekside High School, located at 100 Knights Lane, St. Johns, FL 32259
    • Thursday, September 7 at 6 p.m. at Valley Ridge Academy, located at 105 Greenleaf Drive, Ponte Vedra, FL  32081
    • Thursday, September 14 at 6 p.m. at First Coast Technical College, Building C, located at 2980 Collins Avenue, St. Augustine, FL  32084
      The same information will be discussed at all three meetings.  School Board members and district staff will be in attendance and there will be opportunities for public comment.   Proposals are currently being developed and could impact attendance zones and students at Cunningham Creek Elementary, Durbin Creek Elementary, Fruit Cove Middle School, Alice B. Landrum Middle School, Otis A. Mason Elementary School, R.J. Murray Middle School, Ocean Palms Elementary, Palencia Elementary School, Pacetti Bay Middle School, Patriot Oaks Academy, Sebastian Middle School, Switzerland Point Middle School and Valley Ridge Academy.
  • 09/08/2017 9:00 am - 09/08/2017 10:00 am
    Music: Mini Moments at JCDS! September 8, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Come gather round the drums! This developmental music and movement class will have you and your child singing, dancing, and learning to make rhythmic and tonal patterns, playing instruments, and using fun props together with music. Designed for two and three-year-olds along with a parent or caregiver, Mini-Moments are your chance to participate in an interactive event with your child, make new friends, and learn about our school. This is a free event but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please email admissions@jcds.com. Location:  Jacksonville Country Day School, 10063 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, FL  32256; (904) 641-6644
  • 09/14/2017 6:00 pm - 09/14/2017 8:00 pm
    Three Town Hall meetings have been scheduled to discuss potential Attendance Zoning changes for the two new K-8 Schools currently under construction and opening for the 2018-2019 School Year.  K-8 School KK is located at 2135 Palm Valley Road, Ponte Vedra, FL, 32081 and is being constructed using monies from the school impact fees, school proportionate share mitigation fees and the half-cent sales tax passed in November 2015.  K-8 School LL is located at 1365 Shetland Drive, St. Johns, FL, 32259 and is being constructed using monies from half-cent sales tax.  Other possible attendance zone changes relate to Heritage Park located off of Woodlawn Road and the Sawmill Landing development located off of SR 207, both in St. Augustine.   The meetings will take place as follows:
    • Tuesday, September 5 at 6 p.m. at Creekside High School, located at 100 Knights Lane, St. Johns, FL 32259
    • Thursday, September 7 at 6 p.m. at Valley Ridge Academy, located at 105 Greenleaf Drive, Ponte Vedra, FL  32081
    • Thursday, September 14 at 6 p.m. at First Coast Technical College, Building C, located at 2980 Collins Avenue, St. Augustine, FL  32084
      The same information will be discussed at all three meetings.  School Board members and district staff will be in attendance and there will be opportunities for public comment.   Proposals are currently being developed and could impact attendance zones and students at Cunningham Creek Elementary, Durbin Creek Elementary, Fruit Cove Middle School, Alice B. Landrum Middle School, Otis A. Mason Elementary School, R.J. Murray Middle School, Ocean Palms Elementary, Palencia Elementary School, Pacetti Bay Middle School, Patriot Oaks Academy, Sebastian Middle School, Switzerland Point Middle School and Valley Ridge Academy.
  • 09/16/2017 12:00 pm - 09/16/2017 2:00 pm
    Archaeologist to Discuss Middle Preclassic Maya Development in Belize The Archaeological Institute of America—Jacksonville Society will meet at noon on Sept. 16, 2017, in Building 51 at UNF to hear a lecture by Dr. Terry G. Powis from Kennesaw State University titled “Early Monumental Construction and Middle Preclassic Maya Development at Pacbitun, Belize.”  Initial occupation there in the 9th century B.C. begins with the construction of domestic structures focusing on the mass production of shell bead adornments. Then we see the erection of the first non-domestic buildings during the next two centuries. The first temples built are truly monumental in size and provide a glimpse into the nature, structure, and extent of sociopolitical changes at the site throughout the Middle Preclassic (800-400 BC) period. Powis compares these transformations to other sites in the Belize Valley and elsewhere in hopes of identifying similar patterns of early Maya sociopolitical development. The lecture is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the Archaeology Lab.  On Saturday, parking is free and the staff/faculty/vendor spaces are open to everyone.  For more information, contact Melva Price at (904)241-9411 or aiajaxsoc@gmail.com.
  • 09/20/2017 11:30 am - 09/20/2017 12:30 pm
    AIR FORCE SERGEANTS MEET Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 11:30 a.m.   Doubletree by Hilton (Airport) 2101 Dixie Clipper Dr. Jacksonville FL 32218   https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1661633227188389
  • 09/21/2017 6:30 pm - 09/21/2017 7:30 pm
    A CLASSIC THEATRE HOSTS GATHERING  St. Augustine, FL__ ACT is hosting their annual Gathering on Thursday, September 21 at 6:30-7:30pm at the Art Studio located at 370 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. www.beachartstudio.com/ All those interested in the theater in St. Augustine are cordially invited to come out and meet us…old friends, new friends…all are welcome.  Refreshments and snacks will be served along with introductions to A Classic Theatre’s Board of Directors and its new president, Kathryn Masters. You will also get first glimpse of ACT’s plans for the 2017-18 season. This is an opportunity to come out and get connected with ACT.  There are opportunities for actors, directors, stage managers, backstage helpers and front-of-the-house volunteers. Questions?  Contact us at aclassictheatre@hotmail.com.  Check us out at www.aclassictheatre.org
  • 09/22/2017 10:00 am - 09/22/2017 6:00 pm
    Come join the fun at the 29th Jacksonville Gem & Mineral Society Show & Sale.  There will be jewelry making classes & lapidary demos, NASA Moon Rock and Space Shuttle Tire, rocks, gems, minerals, fossils, beads and jewelry galore.  $5 a day or $8 for all three days.  Children under 12 free with guardian.  $1 off for Senior & Military with ID.  JGMS is a not for profit  501(c)3 organization.  Friday & Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday 10am-5pm . View more information at (www.jaxgemandmineral.org) Dates 9/22,23,24/2017 The Morocco Shrine 3800 St. Johns Bluff Road South Jacksonville, FL  32224
  • 09/23/2017 10:00 am - 09/23/2017 6:00 pm
    Come join the fun at the 29th Jacksonville Gem & Mineral Society Show & Sale.  There will be jewelry making classes & lapidary demos, NASA Moon Rock and Space Shuttle Tire, rocks, gems, minerals, fossils, beads and jewelry galore.  $5 a day or $8 for all three days.  Children under 12 free with guardian.  $1 off for Senior & Military with ID.  JGMS is a not for profit  501(c)3 organization.  Friday & Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday 10am-5pm . View more information at (www.jaxgemandmineral.org) Dates 9/22,23,24/2017 The Morocco Shrine 3800 St. Johns Bluff Road South Jacksonville, FL  32224
  • 09/23/2017 1:00 pm - 09/23/2017 5:00 pm
    Freedom Boat Club will host the fifth annual Boat-A-Bration on Saturday, Sept. 23 Freedom Boat Club is hosting Boat-A-Bration at Julington Creek Marina on Saturday, Sept. 23. The customer appreciation event will be held on from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. This is the fifth year the boating club has invited everyone out to the raft-up in front of Julington Creek Marina at 12807 San Jose Blvd. “This is just a great way for everyone to get together, but we want to remind everyone to take caution on the water and watch out for debris from the hurricane,” said Lisa Almeida, co-owner of Freedom Boat Club Jacksonville and St. Augustine. “The raft-up will coincide with our New Boater Experience Day, when we invite the public to come out and enjoy a free boat ride with us.” The 2017 Boat-A-Bration will feature a raft-up, live music from the Big Jeff Band on a floating stage, plus refreshments. Freedom Boat Club is also hosting the New Boater Experience Day, which is a free event open to the public. It features free boat rides and refreshments at the dock from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., including rides on the Freedom Boat Hut, Freedom Boat Club’s floating tiki bar. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/289267598214890 or contact Lisa the Boatanista at 904-588-2417 or l.almeida@freedomboatclub.com.
  • 09/24/2017 10:00 am - 09/24/2017 5:00 pm
    Come join the fun at the 29th Jacksonville Gem & Mineral Society Show & Sale.  There will be jewelry making classes & lapidary demos, NASA Moon Rock and Space Shuttle Tire, rocks, gems, minerals, fossils, beads and jewelry galore.  $5 a day or $8 for all three days.  Children under 12 free with guardian.  $1 off for Senior & Military with ID.  JGMS is a not for profit  501(c)3 organization.  Friday & Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday 10am-5pm . View more information at (www.jaxgemandmineral.org) Dates 9/22,23,24/2017   The Morocco Shrine 3800 St. Johns Bluff Road South Jacksonville, FL  32224
  • 09/28/2017 6:30 pm - 09/28/2017 8:30 pm
    A CLASSIC THEATRE AUDITIONS ACT will hold auditions for the first two productions of the 2017-18 season on Thursday, September 28 at 6:30pm and Saturday, September 30 at 1:00pm at the St. Augustine Beach City Hall Community Room, 2200 A1A South (at A1A and 16th Street), St. Augustine Beach Be prepared to read from the script.  Bring a current headshot and resume.   “The Real Housewives of Tennessee (Williams)” Conceived and directed by Kathryn Masters Production Scheduled for: Early December 2017 Roles for:  Male and Female Adult Actors Two acts of selections from Williams’ one-acts which feature Williams’ wonderfully complex women.   “Intimate Apparel” by Lynn Nottage Production Scheduled for February 2018 Roles for 2 M 4 F Esther, African American, mid-30’s Mrs. Dickson, African American, 50’s Mrs. Van Buren, Caucasian American 30’s Mayme, African American, 30’s Mr. Marks, Romanian Orthodox Jewish immigrant George, Barbadian immigrant, 30’s   ACT is also seeking those interested in working with us as directors, stage help, stage managers, costume coordinators, and anyone who has muscle…a truck…and time on their hands for occasional physical workouts in loading in and setting up lighting equipment in the performance venues.   If you have questions, email us at aclassictheatre@hotmail.com. www.aclassictheatre.org
  • 09/30/2017 - 10/01/2017 All day
    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 bartram.putnam-fl.com or call (386) 326-2704
  • 09/30/2017 9:00 am - 09/30/2017 3:00 pm
    11th Annual Holiday Shopper’s Expo Saturday, September 30, 2017 9 am – 3 pm FREE Admission   San Juan del Rio Parish 1718 State Road 13 Saint Johns, Florida 32259   Sponsored by the SJDR Ladies Auxiliary
  • 09/30/2017 1:00 pm - 09/30/2017 3:00 pm
    A CLASSIC THEATRE AUDITIONS   ACT will hold auditions for the first two productions of the 2017-18 season on Thursday, September 28 at 6:30pm and Saturday, September 30 at 1:00pm at the St. Augustine Beach City Hall Community Room, 2200 A1A South (at A1A and 16th Street), St. Augustine Beach   Be prepared to read from the script.  Bring a current headshot and resume.   “The Real Housewives of Tennessee (Williams)” Conceived and directed by Kathryn Masters Production Scheduled for: Early December 2017 Roles for:  Male and Female Adult Actors Two acts of selections from Williams’ one-acts which feature Williams’ wonderfully complex women.   “Intimate Apparel” by Lynn Nottage Production Scheduled for February 2018 Roles for 2 M 4 F Esther, African American, mid-30’s Mrs. Dickson, African American, 50’s Mrs. Van Buren, Caucasian American 30’s Mayme, African American, 30’s Mr. Marks, Romanian Orthodox Jewish immigrant George, Barbadian immigrant, 30’s   ACT is also seeking those interested in working with us as directors, stage help, stage managers, costume coordinators, and anyone who has muscle…a truck…and time on their hands for occasional physical workouts in loading in and setting up lighting equipment in the performance venues.   If you have questions, email us at aclassictheatre@hotmail.com. www.aclassictheatre.org
  • 10/07/2017 8:00 am - 10/07/2017 1:00 pm
    FALL Cormorant Landing COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE Saturday, October 7th,  8 am-1pm.  Located off Marbon Road, 9/10th of a mile east from San Jose Blvd. Front Gate access opens at 7:50 am. Come find some wonderful treasures!
  • 10/07/2017 9:00 am - 10/07/2017 4:00 pm
    Mandarin United Methodist Church 11270 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32223 (From I-295 go south on San Jose Blvd 1/2 mile on right) Saturday, October 7, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm All Hand Crafted Items: 100+ Crafters, clothing, jewelry, food, seasonal gifts, baked goods, children's shop, country store & much more! All proceeds support UMW Mission Projects *No Pets Allowed*
  • 10/20/2017 - 10/22/2017 All day
    October 20 - 22, 2017 Enjoy carnival rides, midway games, a rummage sale, food and more at the 2017 San Juan del Rio Fall Festival! Free and open to the public; ride tickets, game tickets and food available for purchase at the event. For more information, please visit our website sanjuandr.wixsite.com/fallfestival or Facebook www.facebook.com/SJDRFallFestival.
  • 10/20/2017 9:00 am - 10/20/2017 10:00 am
    PE: Mini Moments at JCDS! October 20, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Let’s get physical! This energizing movement class uses a variety of materials (balls, hula hoops, tumbling mats, etc.) to help develop gross motor skills. Designed for two and three-year-olds along with a parent or caregiver, Mini-Moments are your chance to participate in an interactive event with your child, make new friends, and learn about our school. This is a free event but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please email admissions@jcds.com. Location:  Jacksonville Country Day School, 10063 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, FL  32256; (904) 641-6644
  • 10/26/2017 10:30 am - 10/26/2017 1:30 pm
    26th Mandarin Women’s Club features artist Kathy Stark Doors open 10:30am Ramada Inn Mandarin, 3130 Hartley Road Reservations by October 19; gerimarch23@gmail.com or (904) 993-7649
  • 11/10/2017 9:00 am - 11/10/2017 10:00 am
    Storytime: Mini Moments at JCDS! November 10, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Reading rocks! You and your child will enjoy stories, songs, puppets, shaky eggs and much more! Come join us for a relaxing, fun morning in this age appropriate storytime class. Designed for two and three-year-olds along with a parent or caregiver, Mini-Moments are your chance to participate in an interactive event with your child, make new friends, and learn about our school. This is a free event but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please email admissions@jcds.com. Location:  Jacksonville Country Day School, 10063 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, FL  32256; (904) 641-6644
  • 11/16/2017 6:30 pm - 11/16/2017 9:00 pm
    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. 
    Learn about Mandarin Museum activities at www.mandarinmuseum.net. Also visit the Mandarin Community Club website at www.mandarincommunityclub.org.
  • 12/02/2017 11:00 am - 12/02/2017 4:00 pm
    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 www.mandarinmuseum.net/calendar/winter-celebration.
  • 01/15/2018 7:00 pm - 01/15/2018 8:30 pm
    Address: Beaches Baptist Hospital on 13th (In the Wilson Epstein Building - rear entrance), EVERY Monday from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Email: Cgsm13@yahoo.com
  • 01/17/2018 12:00 pm - 01/17/2018 1:00 pm
    Medtronic Leaders Toastmasters Club
    Address: Nelson Auditorium, 6621 Charing St. Jacksonville, Fl. 32216, EVERY Wednesday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. Email: Cgsm13@yahoo.com
  • 02/16/2018 9:00 am - 02/16/2018 10:00 am
    Learning Centers: Mini Moments at JCDS! February 16, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Play in Pre-K! You and your child will have the chance to explore different materials in an open center time just like the children do in the Pre-K classes at JCDS. There will be light exploration, artistic centers, building centers and more!  Designed for two and three-year-olds along with a parent or caregiver, Mini-Moments are your chance to participate in an interactive event with your child, make new friends, and learn about our school. This is a free event but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please email admissions@jcds.com. Location:  Jacksonville Country Day School, 10063 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, FL  32256; (904) 641-6644
  • 03/09/2018 9:00 am - 03/09/2018 10:00 am
    Art: Mini Moments at JCDS! March 9, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Let’s get artsy! This art class will educate you and your child about a famous artist while experimenting with different materials in a developmentally friendly way to create a beautiful art piece inspired by that artist.  Designed for two and three-year-olds along with a parent or caregiver, Mini-Moments are your chance to participate in an interactive event with your child, make new friends, and learn about our school. This is a free event but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please email admissions@jcds.com. Location:  Jacksonville Country Day School, 10063 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, FL  32256; (904) 641-6644
  • 04/20/2018 9:00 am - 04/20/2018 10:00 am
    Yoga: Mini Moments at JCDS! April 20, 2018 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Namaste… Come enjoy a different spin on yoga with your child. This children’s yoga class includes songs and stories while learning some of the basics of yoga practice.  Designed for two and three-year-olds along with a parent or caregiver, Mini-Moments are your chance to participate in an interactive event with your child, make new friends, and learn about our school. This is a free event but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please email admissions@jcds.com. Location:  Jacksonville Country Day School, 10063 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, FL  32256; (904) 641-6644  
  • 08/25/2018 10:00 am - 08/25/2018 1:00 pm

    Date: Saturday, August 25, 2018

    Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm

    Location: 100 Kayak Way, St. Augustine, FL 32092

    RSVP: www.shearwaterliving.com

    Shearwater, the new master-planned community off C.R. 210 in northern St. Johns County, is hosting a grand opening event to celebrate the official opening of The Falls neighborhood and amenities. This event is open to the public and will include a wide variety of family-friendly activities such as riding in a hot air balloon, watching the World Famous Frisbee Dog Show, and shopping for local goods at the on-site Farmer’s Market.

    Shearwater’s newest neighborhood, The Falls, offers several new amenities and homes from two renowned homebuilders, Dream Finders Homes and David Weekley Homes. The Falls features extensive nature trails, a four-acre activity park and Shearwater’s first community garden and dog parks.

    Full List of Activities:

    • Hot air balloon rides
    • The World-Famous Frisbee Dog Show
    • Farmer’s market
    • Live music
    • Rock wall
    • Face painter and caricaturist
    • Juggler and stilt walker
    • Giveaways
    • Tours of the model homes

  • 10/17/2018 9:00 am - 10/17/2018 11:00 am
    We are dedicated to working with Captain Adam Morley to clean up the wading bird habitat and feeding grounds along the Intracoastal Waterway on the Litter Gitter. Trash bags and grabbers are provided, but please bring your own work gloves, bug spray, sunscreen, and (reusable) water bottle. We recommend rubber boots or water shoes, as we wade through shallow water to pick up along the spoil islands in the marshes. RSVP Required to Marcy Brenner at marcyjbrenner@me.com  or stjohnsaudubonsociety@gmail.com or (Tel.) 401-441-9263
  • 10/17/2018 9:00 am - 10/17/2018 11:00 am
    Learn the ins and outs of saltwater fishing in Florida. Sign up for one class or attend the whole series. Bring your own gear and learn while you fish. This program is FREE. For more information, contact Kelly Ussia at (904) 209-0335 or kussia@sjcfl.us. All participants must have a Saltwater Shoreline License, a free license from FWC. Evenbrite is required. Wednesdays from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Oct. 17: Casting Oct. 24: How to assemble a fishing rig Oct. 31: How to pick a good fishing spot Nov. 7: Traps and nets Nov. 14: Cooking your catch
  • 10/20/2018 11:00 am - 10/20/2018 3:00 pm
    HarborChase of Mandarin, a local senior living community, is hosting “Apple Fest,” a special fall celebration, on Saturday, October 20 from 11am-3pm. The celebration will feature live entertainment, games, prizes, hot apple cider and a variety of apple desserts. The event is free and open to the general public. HarborChase is managed by Harbor Retirement Associates (HRA), a regional senior living development and management company based in Vero Beach, Florida. “Fall is here again and we’re excited to invite families from across the area to come and join us for this fun and festive celebration,” said Katherine Schachter, Executive Director of HarborChase of Mandarin. “It’s the perfect time of year to enjoy hot apple cider, fresh-baked apple pie and all things apple-related. This special event is a great opportunity to meet new friends and experience the amazing hospitality of HarborChase.” The special celebration of the season will feature live entertainment, games, prizes, hot apple cider and a variety of apple desserts and treats. Guests will receive a fresh-baked apple tart or apple pie to take home. This special event is free and open to the general public. Community tours will be available. Space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, call (904) 584-9830. Located at 12350 San Jose Blvd., HarborChase of Mandarin features 24-hour staff, supportive services, scheduled transportation daily, housekeeping service, concierge services and the exclusive Chef’s Fare Dining program with customized dining experiences in multiple restaurants. It also includes HarborChase’s signature Life Enrichment program, designed to provide social, devotional, fitness and recreational opportunities that have a positive impact on residents. For more information on HarborChase of Mandarin, visit www.HarborChaseMandarin.com. 
  • 10/20/2018 2:00 pm - 10/20/2018 7:00 pm

    On Saturday, Oct. 20, Community Hospice & Palliative Care’s Halloween Doors & More will transform the Jacksonville Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall into a galaxy far, far away. As an homage to the cinematic classic “Star Wars,” this year’s theme is “May The Doors Be With You.”

    Northeast Florida’s premier Halloween event, Halloween Doors & More, is truly a gala of a different sort where guests are sure to see huge smiles on the faces of children and adults alike. Made possible by the 2018 presenting sponsor, THE PLAYERS Championship, at this year’s star-studded event, kids and parents will enjoy a day of magic, fantasy and so much more.

    “Halloween Doors and More is truly a magical event,” said Sheila Rice, 2018 event chair of Halloween Doors & More. “Our dedicated group of volunteers works hard to deliver an amazing experience. To see the joy on the faces of the PedsCare patients, their families and our guests, is truly heartwarming.”

    Get ready for a stellar soiree with more than 12 fun attractions with candy, toys, food, interactive experiences, live characters and even an adult-friendly area to unwind. The Force will be with you as you dance in the Troll Family Disco, get a “spook-tacular” makeover at the Booutiful Salon and enjoy delicious food and live entertainment. This event promises to have something for everyone in your family!

    Proceeds from Halloween Doors & More benefit Community PedsCare, a program of Community Hospice supporting children living with serious illnesses and their families. About 94 percent of the costs incurred by Community PedsCare are not reimbursed by insurance.

    Halloween Doors & More is one of the most unique charity fundraising events Jacksonville has to offer. Admission and sponsorships help fund quality palliative and hospice care for medically complex children and their families through Community PedsCare.

    Tickets are $100 for adults, $50 for children and children under two are free. To purchase admission and sponsorship for Halloween Doors & More, please call 904.886.3883 or visit HDM.CommunityHospice.com.

  • 10/24/2018 8:00 am - 10/30/2018 4:00 pm
    WHAT:          Hurricane Michael Goods and Donation Drive; Family Support Services of North Florida (FSSNF) and Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS) kick off drive to help foster families and case management staff at Big Bend Community Based Care WHERE:       Drop off location: Children's Home Society of Florida located at 3027 San Diego Road, Jacksonville FL 32207. WHO:             Family Support Services of North Florida                         Children’s Home Society of Florida, Northeast Florida                         Big Bend Community Based Care  WHEN:          Wednesday, October 17, 2018 through Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Please email or call the above contact for media interviews. JACKSONVILLE, FL - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2018: In a response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Michael, Family Support Services of North Florida and Children’s Home Society of Florida have teamed up to host a supply drive to benefit foster families, children and case management staff affiliated with Big Bend Community Based Care (BBCBC) who were affected by the storm. Big Bend Community Based Care is the FSS counterpart, serving foster families and children in northwest Florida. Many of its foster families and staff have been displaced. To support BBCBC, Family Support Services and Children’s Home Society of Florida have asked the northeast Florida community to contribute by donating the supplies listed below: Bath-sized towels and washcloths Gift cards Children’s shoes (all sizes) Socks (all sizes) Paper goods (toilet paper, plates, paper towel, bowls, cutlery) Air mattresses (twin and full) Sheets and pillowcases Comforters/pillows Sleeping bags Toiletries (deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, conditioner, brushes, ETC) Food/drinks (self-opening canned goods, sealed crackers, peanut butter, chips and snacks, non-chocolate candy, individual juices (no refrigeration needed), powdered drink mix) Garbage bags Diapers/Pull-ups (all sizes/ages) Baby wipes Coloring/activity books/crayons (for kids) Batteries (C, D and AA) First-aid kits Flashlights Coolers (small) Ziploc bags (all sizes) Cleaning supplies (Clorox Wipes, Bleach, mops, Pine Sol or Lysol) Hand sanitizer Laundry Detergent/dryer sheets Donations can be dropped off at Children's Home Society of Florida located at 3027 San Diego Road, Jacksonville FL 32207 Monday through Friday, 10 am to 4 pm at the Andrews Center - Building D onsite at CHS. If community members would like to contribute monetary donations that go directly to foster care youth and families in need in the affected areas, they can go to: http://flchildren.org/hurricanerelief/ Please call FSSNF at 904-418-5837 for any additional information. FSS is the lead agency for foster care, adoption and family preservation in Duval and Nassau counties. For more information about FSS, visit www.fssjax.org.
  • 10/24/2018 9:00 am - 10/24/2018 11:00 am
    Learn the ins and outs of saltwater fishing in Florida. Sign up for one class or attend the whole series. Bring your own gear and learn while you fish. This program is FREE. For more information, contact Kelly Ussia at (904) 209-0335 or kussia@sjcfl.us. All participants must have a Saltwater Shoreline License, a free license from FWC. Evenbrite is required. Wednesdays from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Oct. 17: Casting Oct. 24: How to assemble a fishing rig Oct. 31: How to pick a good fishing spot Nov. 7: Traps and nets Nov. 14: Cooking your catch
  • 10/25/2018 4:00 pm - 10/25/2018 6:00 pm
    Hi Family and Friends! I would love it if you could join us in celebrating the GRAND OPENING of Durbin Creek Animal Hospital next Thursday, October 25 from 4:00pm - 6:00pm featuring snacks, trick or treating, and you can enter to win giveaways! Invitation attached. Dr. Hugh is a Jacksonville native, long time emergency veterinarian who has treated black bear attacks, smoke inhalation from animals in burning homes, and ingestions resulting in emergency surgeries. He's thrilled to serve the local community with his day practice off Racetrack Road near Nocatee. He's also my sweet husband! You're also invited to enter the inaugural Durbin Creek Animal Hospital pet costume contest! Email your photos of your pet in costume to durbincreekvetstaff@gmail.com. Please let me know if you’re able to make it to the GRAND OPENING! Kindly reply by October 23rd. Thank you so much, Terri Mashour
  • 10/27/2018 9:00 am - 10/27/2018 10:30 am
    Join PGA Professional Tommy Aycock and teaching professional Bernadette Twardy for our weekly Saturday morning clinic with a special focus on Finish What You Started from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at St. Johns Golf Club including weight transfer and body rotations to finish the swing in a balanced position. From beginner to seasoned veteran, all skill levels are welcome. The cost for this clinic is $15 per person (cash or check preferred). In order to register for this event, please visit our Eventbrite page.
  • 10/27/2018 10:00 am - 10/27/2018 12:00 pm
    Learn about traditionally used herbs to promote wellness and health as well as how to create your own tinctures, teas, salves and more! Includes guides, yummy herbal snacks such as healing pesto and dill basil spread with organic wheat crackers and fresh lavender lemonade and fun informative lecture at our beautiful lakeside retreat. We will also enjoy and learn how to make an Immune Soup. Pre Registration required; phone/text-386-972-1891
  • 10/27/2018 11:00 am - 10/27/2018 6:00 pm
    University of Florida Black Alumni to Host Florida-Georgia Tailgate JACKSONVILLE, FL – The University of Florida Association of Black Alumni Jacksonville chapter (UF ABA Jax) will host its first FREE Gator Nation tailgate and watch party on Saturday, October 27, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event will take place at the Veterans Memorial Arena plaza, the official site of the University of Florida Alumni Tailgating. Our gathering will be set up near the main entrance doors on A. Philip Randolph Blvd. This party is open to the public. BYOB and lawn chairs, play yard games, dominoes, dance, win Gator swag and more. Cherry's Seafood (The Red Truck) and My Season's Barbeque food trucks will be on site. We will have a TV to watch the game when it kicks-off at 3 p.m. UF ABA Jax is offering parking spaces for purchase at $70.00 each, located within a 10 minute walk from our tailgate. Please buy in advance by emailing Marques Wilkes at ufabajax@gmail.com. We will not sell spaces on game-day. For media access on game-day, please contact Publicity Chair Carla Jones at 904-504-8816. University of Florida Association of Black Alumni - Jacksonville an affiliate of the University of Florida Alumni Association Follow us on social media: Facebook - Facebook Page @UFABAJax Instagram - Instagram Page @UFABAJax Carla Jones Entrepreneur Journalist/Publicist C: 904-504-8816
  • 10/31/2018 9:00 am - 10/31/2018 11:00 am
    Learn the ins and outs of saltwater fishing in Florida. Sign up for one class or attend the whole series. Bring your own gear and learn while you fish. This program is FREE. For more information, contact Kelly Ussia at (904) 209-0335 or kussia@sjcfl.us. All participants must have a Saltwater Shoreline License, a free license from FWC. Evenbrite is required. Wednesdays from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Oct. 17: Casting Oct. 24: How to assemble a fishing rig Oct. 31: How to pick a good fishing spot Nov. 7: Traps and nets Nov. 14: Cooking your catch
  • 10/31/2018 2:00 pm - 10/31/2018 3:00 pm
    WHAT:          Halloween Adoption Event; local foster children find a forever home just in time to celebrate Halloween WHERE:       Duval County Courthouse - Judge Gooding Family Courtroom 204 501 W. Adams St., Downtown Jacksonville WHO:             Costumed foster children and their adoptive families            The Hon. David Gooding Bob Miller, CEO, Family Support Services of North Florida WHEN:          Wednesday, October 31, 2018 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – media interviews with families and Judge Gooding Contact FSS by October 30th to schedule an interview. Adoption proceedings will begin promptly at 2:30 p.m. Press may stay and film the proceedings.   On Wednesday, October 31st at 2:30 p.m. the Hon. David Gooding will host a special Halloween Adoption Event to officially unite local foster children with their new adoptive families. The event, scheduled specifically for those children and families who come in costume, will take place just in time for families to trick or treat together on Halloween post the official adoption. “It is great fun to have a courtroom full of kids in costumes having fun as our kick off for National Adoption Month in November to set the tone,” said Judge Gooding. The media is encouraged to confirm with the FSS contact above to secure a time prior to Wednesday’s adoption event. Participating media outlets must be at the Duval County Courthouse by 1:45 p.m. to conduct interviews according to the prompts provided. FSS is the lead agency for foster care, adoption and family preservation in Duval and Nassau counties. For more information about FSS, visit www.fssjax.org. Ashley Lombardo Communications and Social Media Specialist Family Support Services of North Florida 1300 Riverplace Blvd., Suite 700 | Jacksonville, FL 32207 ashley.lombardo@fssnf.org Direct: 904-265-8055 www.fssjax.org
  • 11/01/2018 8:00 am - 11/15/2018 4:00 pm
    The JCA Discover Culture Festival is from November 1-15 and features best-selling authors, award winning films and programs for the entire community. Please see attached updated releasel. We’ve added a program featuring the short film, “Daughter of the Holocaust,” by Dan Kossoff which was created to play at the Cummer Gallery in conjunction with their month-long exhibit of Israeli photographer Vardi Kahana’s groundbreaking show. Thank you and have a great day! Iman Byfield Director of Communications Jewish Community Alliance 904-730-2100 ext. 223
  • 11/04/2018 7:00 am - 11/04/2018 5:00 pm
    Event week is here and we can't wait to see everyone on Sunday for the 7th Annual Spoonbills & Sprockets Cycling Tour! If you haven't registered, don't worry. This year there is no price bump or last minute costs as we welcome you to the most beautiful ride along Florida's coast. From the kickoff at Moonrise Brewing Company in Palm Coast's European Village on Saturday to the post ride celebration at Marineland Dolphin Adventure on Sunday, this year's ride is guaranteed to wow you from start to finish! Visit us at www.scenica1a.org to find out more about who we are, what we do or visit www.spoonbillsandsprockets.com for direct registration. This year's ride is dedicated to raising funds for our annual Kids Ocean Day event each spring and the Vilano to Mickler's Beach multi-use trail project, so you know it's always for a great cause! See you soon!
  • 11/07/2018 11:30 am - 11/07/2018 1:00 pm
    FIRST WEDNESDAY SPEAKER SERIES LUNCHEON

    Trust in Government: Hope or Hopeless?

    Join us on November 7 to hear from Carla Miller, Director, Jacksonville Ethics Commission Carla Miller is director of the Jacksonville Ethics Commission and the founder and president of City Ethics, an organization devoted to the establishment of local government ethics programs across the world. Carla is a former federal prosecutor in the Middle District of Florida where she handled political corruption cases, including the prosecution of the President Pro Tem of the Florida Senate. She has worked for over 20 years to build a strong ethics program in Jacksonville, Florida. She was Chair of the local Ethics Commission, helped to draft the City’s first ethics code, served as its first Ethics Officer (as a volunteer), fought for (and won) independence for the Ethics Commission; drafted a successful referendum to establish an Inspector General system; and handled thousands of calls on an ethics hotline. She has been the City’s Ethics Director since 2007.  From 2013-2015, Carla was a Network Fellow at the Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University where she developed ethics training programs for municipalities and participated in various research projects. Where: Season's 52 at the St. Johns Town Center 5096 Big Island Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32246. When: Wednesday, November 7, from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm RSVP to Nora Manahan: dnmanahan@comcast.net or 904 476-6443 by November 4. Cost: $20 cash or check only please Reserve your seat today and please forward!! 
  • 11/10/2018 All day
    Peterbrooke Chocolatier Partners with Mason’s Voice in Fight Against Spina Bifida - Ten Percent of every transaction across participating Peterbrooke Chocolatier’s Jacksonville, Fla. Locations on November 10th will be donated to Mason’s Voice – JACKSONVILLE, Fla., October 26, 2018 – Peterbrooke Chocolatier (Peterbrooke), the premiere Florida-based confectioner transforming the art of fine European chocolate making into a truly American experience, announced today that it has joined forces with Mason’s Voice to build awareness and raise funds in the fight against spina bifida. On November 10, 2018, all participating Peterbrooke Jacksonville locations will donate 10 percent of each transaction to Mason’s Voice, the Jacksonville-based foundation committed to bringing awareness to spina bifida, specifically surrounding the in-utero diagnosis of the disease, which is the most common permanently disabling birth defect in the United States. “There is no better way to give back and play a role in fighting this deadly disease than to indulge yourself, a friend, colleague or family member to an incredibly delicious chocolate treat from Peterbrooke Chocolatier,” said Jeff Smith, Peterbrooke Chocolatier’s chief operating officer. “This fundraising effort hits especially close to home as our Downtown Jacksonville Manager Linda Crout of more than ten years is the grandmother of Mason and knows all too well the devastating effects a spina bifida diagnosis can have on expecting parents and grandparents.” Peterbrooke’s traditional favorites such as decadent truffles, hand-made caramels, gelato and cherry cordials and specialties such as hand-dipped chocolate covered cookies, pretzels, scratch-made marshmallows, strawberries and the brand’s signature chocolate covered popcorn, among others, will all be available as part of the fundraising effort. Furthermore, Peterbrooke hopes to shed light on this serious and complex spinal cord birth defect that has an estimated prevalence of slightly over three cases per 10,000 births. “We are very pleased to join forces with a community partner such as Peterbrooke Chocolatier, “ said Louis Joseph, founder of Mason’s Voice and Mason’s father. “Through this type of commitment and partnership, we can work towards bridging the gap between the coordinated funding and research needed to enable better treatment options while empowering families and survivors. Furthermore, on this anniversary of our daughter Mason’s first fetal surgery, we’re gong to raise the funds needed to help send a struggling family to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the preeminent center for spina bifida fetal diagnosis and treatment across the country.” Jacksonville residents Louis and Baylee Joseph established Mason’s Voice in 2018 following the successful in utero spina bifida surgery on their daughter Mason performed by the team at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Since the financial and emotional burden can be overwhelming for families leaving their jobs and lives behind for immediate treatment in just a week’s notice, Mason’s Voice was founded to help alleviate the stress and ease the economic strain on families that have to embark on such a life-changing journey. Furthermore, Peterbrooke is partnering with Mason’s Voice to host an all-you-can-eat BBQ fundraiser at Bartram Park in Jacksonville, Fla. on Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for $40 each and include two drinks, lots of BBQ and a silent auction. For more information and to purchase tickets to the event, please visit 904Tix.com. About Peterbrooke Chocolatier Founded in 1983 in Jacksonville, Fla., Peterbrooke Chocolatier is a “neighborhood chocolate shop” offering a wide selection of European-styled handmade chocolates through a distinctly American experience. The first shop opened in Jacksonville’s historic San Marco neighborhood and today the brand has more than 20 locations throughout the Southeast, including Florida, Alabama and Georgia. The brand began franchising in 2006 and continues to focus on high-quality, delicious and beautiful chocolate creations that are perfect for personal or corporate gifts, custom baskets, private parties, and more. For more information or to find the nearest location, visit peterbrooke.com.
  • 11/10/2018 10:00 am - 11/10/2018 12:00 pm
    The Catholic Writers Guild, St. Johns Chapter will have its Monthly Meeting on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at St. Paul’s Church & School Auditorium at 2609 Park Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32204 from 10AM to 12 Noon. Anyone interested (including poets, fiction and non-fiction, screen play writers, musicians, artists, editors,  illustrators, etc.) is invited. First Hour – Critique Session Second hour – business – election of new officers. Refreshments served with a raffle. For further information contact R. T. Beaman at writerrod@comcast.net or P. Babadi at wordsbypaula@gmail.com. http://www.dosafl.com/bulletin
  • 11/10/2018 10:00 am - 11/10/2018 3:00 pm
    Compass Health your local agency for Florida Blue Need Insurance? Open Enrollment NOW Please join us for our Open House Saturday November 10, 2018 • 10:00am to 3:00pm
  • 11/10/2018 6:30 pm - 11/10/2018 8:30 pm
    Louis and I are so excited to Kickoff, our daughter, Mason’s fundraising platform. We are committed to bringing awareness to Spina Bifida, specifically surrounding the diagnosis in utero.
    Our story will become another families reality and this year on Mason’s 1st Fetal Surgery anniversary we are going to raise money to send to a family that will be making their journey to CHOP just like we did. The financial burden can be great for a family leaving their jobs and home behind in just a weeks notice. This contribution will hopefully relieve that stress so the family can focus on the journey they are going to embark on and the health of their twice born miracle. Please read our story below and help us spread awareness for these perfect babies that deserve every chance at life. http://www.chop.edu/stories/fetal-surgery-spina-bifida-mason-s-story Event Details: Saturday, November 10, 2018 6:30pm - 8:30pm Brewz - Bartram Park 150 tickets available (tickets will go on sale -October 10th) $40 includes : 2 drinks and an ALL YOU CAN EAT BBQ station from our friends at ABBQ Silent Auction We will also open a donation site for anyone that can not attend and would still like to contribute 2 weeks before the kickoff party. All proceeds will go directly to the family.

    Venue Information

    14866 Old St Augustine Rd #101 Jacksonville, FL 32258
  • 11/12/2018 7:00 am - 11/12/2018 2:00 pm
    WHAT:           November: National Adoption Month Awareness WHERE:        Good Dough - 1636 Hendricks Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32207 WHO:             Family Support Services of North Florida  Good Dough  Selfless Love Foundation  WHEN:           November 1st – November 30th – National Adoption Month (NAM 2018)  JACKSONVILLE, FL – THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2018 - Family Support Services of North Florida has teamed up with Good Dough, located at 1636 Hendricks Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32207, to promote National Adoption Month 2018. Proceeds from Good Dough’s Maple with Mini Stoopwafel donut will be donated to Family Support Services of North Florida to help support youth in the process of finding their forever families. Community members can visit Good Dough throughout the month of November. Hours of operations are Monday – Thursday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you are interested in supporting this national Adoption Month awareness campaign, please utilize our public service announcement with this link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/02tga1d8sfzr320/v3-OneHeart-2Slides-1080p-YT.mp4?dl=0 FSS is the lead agency for foster care, adoption and family preservation in Duval and Nassau counties. For more information about FSS, visit www.fssjax.org. For more information, please contact: Dani Deyton at 904.707.4119 or dani.deyton@fssnf.org
  • 11/13/2018 9:00 am - 11/13/2018 11:00 am
    Learn the ins and outs of saltwater fishing off of our county ocean pier. The first program will focus on different rigs for pier fishing while the second program will teach participants about different bait to use. All ages are welcome. This FREE educational program will be held at the pier pavilion, but feel free to bring your own fishing gear to fish on the county pier after the program (fees apply). November 13 Fishing 101 Registration. November 27 Fishing 101 Registration. For more information, contact Donna Frantz at 904-209-0326 or dkfrantz@sjcfl.us.
  • 11/15/2018 2:00 pm - 11/15/2018 4:00 pm
    Discover how Florida native plants give your yard character, reduce maintenance, and provide environmental benefits. Get Real. Get to the River! November 15th at Trout Creek Park, 6795 Collier Rd, St. Augustine, from 2-4 PM. This program features the Beverly Fleming Landscape Awards, complete with before and after pics, and useful tips offering inspiration for your own yard. Fleming was devoted to St. Johns County and dedicated to preserving and maintaining Florida’s natural environment. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness horticultural excellence and learn how your landscape can flourish at a higher level. Only Florida native plants look and function like REAL Florida. This free program is open to the public and hosted by Native Plant Consulting and St. Johns County Parks and Recreation. For more information, go to www.nativeplantconsulting.com or call 904-671-2880. Renee Stambaugh 904-671-2880 www.nativeplantconsulting.com facebook.com/nativeplantconsulting
  • 11/17/2018 11:00 am - 11/17/2018 3:00 pm
    Remember we have All-You-Can-Taste Chili from the chili contestants, live music, a bounce house, arts and craft vendors and more! The festival is free. We ask for a non-perishable food item or $1 per person over 12 as a donation to the Mandarin Food Bank. Time: Saturday, November 17 - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Riverplace Shopping Center 11111 San Jose Boulevard Proceeds from this annual event benefit our Mandarin and Northeast Florida community. Food donations are distributed to the Mandarin Food Bank. Our profits are donated to Safe Kids Northeast Florida, Junior Achievement and Mandarin Council's Janice Meisel Scholarship Fund. Stay up-to-date with the event by Liking our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/MandarinFallFestival We hope to see you there! The Mandarin Fall Festival Committee
  • 11/17/2018 12:00 pm - 11/17/2018 2:00 pm
    The Archaeological Institute of America—Jacksonville Society will meet at noon on Nov. 17, 2018 in Building 51 at the University of North Florida to hear a lecture by Dr. Gregory Cook, a professor at the University of West Florida. His lecture is titled “Luna's Lost Ships: Updates on the Investigations of Three Vessels from the 1559 Colonization Fleet of Tristan de Luna"  This presentation will detail the finds and investigations of three shipwrecks in Pensacola Bay associated with the failed colonization attempt of Don Tristan de Luna in 1559.  These wreck sites are among the oldest in the United States, and along with the terrestrial settlement site located near the fleet, provide a rare look into Spanish colonization and life in the sixteenth century. The lecture is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served afterwards in the Archaeology Lab.  On Saturday parking is free and the staff/faculty/vendor spaces are open to everyone. For more information, contact Melva Price at (904)241-9411 or go our website aiajax.org.
  • 11/22/2018 7:00 am - 11/22/2018 4:00 pm
    Welcome to JCP's inaugural "Doubles for Dreams" charity tournament. A fun filled tennis tournament benefitting Dreams Come True! The cost is $80 per player and includes at least 2 matches and plenty of fun, food, beverages and great player prizes including winner trophies! Great sponsorship and volunteer opportunites are also available. If you do not have a partner, sign up and you will be matched with a compatible player! More information available at: www.doublesfordreams.com Play Dates11/30/18 - 12/02/18Registration08/20/18 - 11/26/2018 11:59PM 350 Plantation Club Pkwy Fruit Cove,FL 32259
  • 11/23/2018 5:30 pm - 12/05/2018 9:30 pm
    JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 12, 2017 - The Jacksonville Children's Chorus (JCC) continues its tradition of celebrating the holidays downtown by illuminating the outside of its office, located at 225 East Duval Street with festive lights synchronized to recorded songs of the season performed by the JCC's singers. Holiday, Christmas and Hanukkah songs will be broadcast on 94.5 FM for onlookers to enjoy. The Fourth Annual Downtown Dazzle begins Friday, November 23, 2017 and continues through New Year's Eve. Each night at dusk (5:30pm), 14-minute presentations will begin; they will conclude at 9:30 p.m. The synchronized lights are designed by Darren Huffty, a winner of ABC's Great Christmas Light Fight in 2015. Huffty, along with Miller Electric, will bring the building and its downtown block to life. The sponsor for the event this year is Elena Flats, LLC. Be sure to make this an annual stop for your families during the holiday season.
  • 12/01/2018 7:00 am - 12/02/2018 4:00 pm
    Would your child like to receive a phone call from Santa? Sign up now until December 7th and Old St. Nick will call and wish your little one a warm holiday greeting. Please visit our website to be added to the list or drop off the form at our offices. http://www.sjcfl.us/Recreation/Youth/media/santacalls2018.pdf  Drop Off: 2175 Mizell Rd., St. Augustine eMail: abrown@sjcfl.us Fax: (904) 209-0349 Call Ashley @ (904) 209-0379
  • 12/03/2018 5:45 pm - 12/03/2018 7:30 pm
    On Monday, Dec. 3 from 5:45 – 7:30 p.m., JCA member families will gather at the Jewish Community Alliance to celebrate Chanukkah. The event begins with the lighting of the JCA’s giant outdoor chanukiyah, which was sculpted by local artist David Ponsler. This evening marks one of the agency’s most festive events, with hundreds of attendees celebrating the start of the eight-day festival of lights. Chanukkah begins on the 25th day of the Hebrew month of Kislev. The lighting of the nine-branched chanukiyah used during Chanukkah commemorates the miracle of a day's worth of Menorah oil lasting eight days. JCA Board President Brent Trager will officiate the ceremony, and JCA Family and Jewish Outreach Director Dave Flagler will lead the lighting, during which attendees will recite traditional blessings and Chanukkah songs. This will be followed by a family-style dinner and activities. The JCA is located at 8505 San Jose Blvd, on the corner of San Jose and San Clerc and one traffic light north of Baymeadows Road.
  • 12/05/2018 10:00 am - 12/05/2018 2:00 pm
    Contact: Andrew Lemister Phone: 904.296.3006 Email: alemister@jobnewsusa.com** Companies hiring for 100's of new jobs in a variety of industries. **Job News, along with our Sponsor, GATE, will be hosting a Job Fair from 10 am to 2 pm on Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 at The Prime Osborn Convention Center located at 1000 Water Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32204. ** Booth space is still available and employers can call General Manager Andrew Lemister at (904) 296-3006 for additional information. This is a unique opportunity for job seekers to get guaranteed face time and make personal connections with recruiters and hiring managers from some of Northeast Florida's best companies and organizations. **Free Computer Lab to research companies, apply to jobs and customize your resume** ** Bilingual (Spanish) job seeker assistance will be available to help you land your new job **   Job Seekers can find more information on the companies attending and the positions they will be hiring for by visiting our website: www.jobnewsusa.com   SAVE TIME AND PRE-REGISTER TODAY AT: www.jobnewsusa.com Companies and organizations will be looking to fill "Hundreds of Positions" including the following:   S
  • 12/06/2018 5:45 pm - 12/06/2018 7:00 pm
    Jacksonville, FL (Nov. 28, 2018) – Honoring the memories of loved ones passed can be challenging day-to-day, but the holidays can be especially difficult. On Thursday, Dec. 6, Community Hospice & Palliative Care’s Earl B. Hadlow Center for Caring, located at 4266 Sunbeam Road, will open its doors to the community in a special way that highlights the lives of treasured family members and friends. The 28th Annual Tree of Life and Candlelight Service of Remembrance is here to support the communities it serves by helping families and friends honor the memories of those who have been lost in a beautiful, inspiring program of music, verse and reflection. Illuminated with radiant lights that represent the spirits of those who have departed, Tree of Life is yet another way the community continues its support of the Community Hospice mission to provide compassionate, comprehensive care to patients and their families. The celebration will include refreshments, children’s activities and a special prelude performance before the service. Please bring photos of loved ones to display on the memory tables. The event is free of charge. Additional parking will be available at Watson Realty at 4685 Sunbeam Road. The last shuttle before the service will leave the Watson parking lot at 5:45 p.m. Guests are asked to refrain from parking at the Watson building at the corner of Sunbeam and Craven roads. To commemorate your loved one, you can purchase ribbons, ornaments and cedar plates with his or her name for the celebration. For more information, please visit TOL.CommunityHospice.com.
  • 12/06/2018 6:00 pm - 12/06/2018 10:00 pm
    Jenna Alexander Announces Community Art Project Opening Stripes and Buns, featuring 220 local women and girls, opens Thursday, December 6th ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida (October 24, 2018) – Local artist Jenna Alexander announces the unveiling of her latest art series, Stripes and Buns, with an opening from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday, December 6th at Gray 1908, home to Jenna Alexander Studio and Juniper Market at 73 San Marco Avenue in St. Augustine, Florida’s historic uptown neighborhood. “It started when I asked women in the community to come to my studio in their favorite striped shirt and bun on top of their head,” explained Jenna Alexander. “I love when people can connect over something as simple as a fashion trend or hairstyle and, clearly, others agreed. It took only 45 minutes to fill every time slot, and I photographed over 200 women and girls.” Inspired by a quote that hung in her childhood bathroom (“Here's to good women. May we know them, may we be them, may we raise them”) and the current social climate, Alexander set out to capture strong females of the First Coast. Out of the more than 200 photographs, Alexander chose 30 to transform into oil paintings. She’s also created a coffee table book for the series. “When each woman or girl came to my studio, I had them write in their own words the answer to the question: What do you think it means to be a good woman?” Alexander explains. “I took the paintings, photography, handwritten words, and gouache illustrations and put together a book that I hope will instill strength in future generations of strong women.” First edition, hardcover, and signed copies of Stripes and Buns: A Tribute To Good Women will be available ($65) for pre-order at jenna-alexander.com/product/stripesandbunsbook/ starting on November 15th as well as for sale at the opening of Jenna Alexander’s Stripes and Buns series on Thursday, December 6th. ABOUT JENNA ALEXANDER A St. Augustine, Florida based painter, photographer, and illustrator, Jenna Alexander describes her work as “simple, candid, airy, and beautiful.” Alexander’s previously released art series include Salt Run, Salt Run Silver, Naptime Botanicals, and the Even Me Project. When she’s not creating, Alexander spends time with her husband and two kids soaking up the Florida sun and hosting oyster roasts. Learn more at jenna-alexander.com and follow along on Instagram @jennaalexanderstudio * Photo captions in subject line of photos. Additional high-resolution photos available upon request.
  • 12/06/2018 6:00 pm - 12/06/2018 8:00 pm
    December 6th & 7th @ 6pm - Presented by Liberty Pines Academy  - Directed by Jill Herkel
  • 12/08/2018 10:00 am - 12/08/2018 11:00 am
    From broad leaf holly to needle leaf junipers, evergreens have so many applications in a Florida landscape. Join horticulturist Keith Fuller who will discuss varieties and uses of evergreens for the home garden. The event will be at Durbin Creek Nursery, 4286 Race Track Road, St Johns, FL 32259. Tel (904) 429-7297. Web: www.durbincreeknursery.com on Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 10:00 to 11:00am. The class is free and open to the public and will be held rain or shine. Light refreshments and door prizes. Directions:    From St Augustine, take US-1 North and take a left onto Race Track Road. Go approximately 4.6 miles; the nursery is on the left. If you pass D R Horton, you have gone too far. From Route CR-13, turn onto Race Track Road and go approximately 5 miles. The nursery is on the right, shortly after D R Horton. Questions? Call Jen Phillips at (904) 429-7297 or e-mail her at jen@durbincreeknursery.com .
  • 12/08/2018 11:00 am - 12/08/2018 2:00 pm
    St. Simons Island, GA (October 26, 2018) The historic King and Prince Hotel on St. Simons Island is hosting a ‘Teddy Bear Tea’ for children and adults on Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 11:am – 2: pm. For the first time in more than a decade, the oceanfront hotel is inviting children of all ages to attend with at least one adult for a delicious tea party and PHOTOS with Santa! Share the Holiday Magic and enjoy a Teddy Bear Tea Menu: Assorted Tea Sandwiches, Candy Jar - Assorted Candies, Double Chocolate Cookies, Chocolate Cake Pops, Chocolate Truffle Lollipops, Mandarin Fruit Gelées, Lemon Meringue Tarts Orange Sponge, Key Lime Pie, Assorted Hot Teas, Warm Milk, Hot Cocoa & Coffee, $30/Adults, $18/Children 3-10 years, 11 years and older/Adult cost Children Under 2 years – Complimentary Visit with Santa Claus for Children & Family Photos! Reservations Required ~ (912) 268-5967 The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort 201 Arnold Road, St. Simons Island, Georgia 31522, 912-638-3613 www.kingandprince.com
  • 12/13/2018 8:00 am - 12/13/2018 5:00 pm
    Help us make the holidays special for the women and children of the Betty Griffin Center. Drop off the following items (new and unwrapped) at the St. Johns Golf Club pro shop now through Thursday, December 13th. Puzzles, Card Games, Books, Gift Cards, Hair Accessories, Infant Clothing, Baby Blankets, Board Games, Disney Toys, Legos, Action Figures, Art Supplies, Play-Doh, Infant Pajamas, Crafting Kits, Women's Sleepwear, Socks, Video Games, Electronics for Teens, and Sporting Goods. For more information, contact Kara Pound at 386-237-4500 or kpound@sjcfl.us
  • 12/13/2018 10:30 am - 12/13/2018 1:00 pm
    December 20th Mandarin Women’s Club’s “Holiday Luncheon & Raffle” Doors open 10:30am Ramada Inn Mandarin, 3130 Hartley Road Reservations by December 13th; mcshell@comcast.net or (904) 859-6299
  • 01/02/2019 2:00 pm - 01/02/2019 6:00 pm
    St. Johns County, Fl – St. Johns County is hosting its Annual Christmas “Tree-cycling” Program for those who wish to recycle Christmas trees after the holiday. Residents are encouraged to bring Christmas trees Wednesday, January 2 to Friday, January 4 between 2 and 6:00 p.m. and on Saturdays, January 5 and January 12 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to the following locations: • Ron Parker Park – 607 Old Beach Road • Cornerstone Park – 1046 A1A North • Al Wilke Park – 6140 South Main Street • Mills Field – 1805 Racetrack Road • First Tee – 4401 Cypress Links Blvd. Artificial trees will not be accepted as only natural trees can be recycled, and trees should be free of decorations and debris. Designated areas and signage will direct participants where to drop off their trees. For more information, please call 904.209.3740.
  • 01/05/2019 9:00 am - 01/05/2019 4:00 pm
    St. Johns County, Fl – St. Johns County is hosting its Annual Christmas “Tree-cycling” Program for those who wish to recycle Christmas trees after the holiday. Residents are encouraged to bring Christmas trees Wednesday, January 2 to Friday, January 4 between 2 and 6:00 p.m. and on Saturdays, January 5 and January 12 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to the following locations: • Ron Parker Park – 607 Old Beach Road • Cornerstone Park – 1046 A1A North • Al Wilke Park – 6140 South Main Street • Mills Field – 1805 Racetrack Road • First Tee – 4401 Cypress Links Blvd. Artificial trees will not be accepted as only natural trees can be recycled, and trees should be free of decorations and debris. Designated areas and signage will direct participants where to drop off their trees. For more information, please call 904.209.3740.
  • 01/07/2019 8:30 am - 01/07/2019 5:00 pm
    St. Johns County Announces New Hurricane Matthew Housing Recovery Program Launching in January 2019 St. Johns County, Fl – St. Johns County is launching the Restore St. Johns: St. Johns County Hurricane Housing Recovery program on January 7, 2019, to assist eligible County homeowners with unmet Hurricane Matthew recovery needs. Eligible St. Johns County homeowners will be able to register for assistance through Restore St. Johns online at www.sjcfl.us/restore/ or at the Restore St. Johns Office from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at the St. Johns County Health and Human Services Building, 200 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine. To be eligible for assistance, homeowners must: • Own a single-family home (up to four units) in St. Johns County that was occupied during and sustained damaged from Hurricane Matthew. • Still own and occupy this home and have unmet hurricane recovery needs. Homeowners with questions about the registration process will be able to call the Restore St. Johns hotline at 904.209.1280 or email questions to cdbgdr@sjcfl.us. Restore St. Johns is funded through a U.S. Housing and Urban Development Community Block Development Grant for Disaster Relief administered by St. Johns County. Millions of dollars are available in assistance for eligible St. Johns County homeowners. Helping low- to moderate-income homeowners is a program priority. For more information on the types of assistance available, visit the Restore St. Johns website at www.sjcfl.us/restore/. For additional information, please contact: Michael Ryan, Director of Communications - 904.209.0549 / 214.493.2983 Sarah Hand, Communications Specialist - 904.209.0557
  • 01/09/2019 11:30 am - 01/09/2019 1:00 pm
    SPEAKER SERIES LUNCHEON JANUARY 9

    Laura Lothman Lambert: Juvenile Justice Programming

    Laura Lothman Lambert received her undergraduate degree in English Literature from Davidson College in North Carolina. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law, where she served as an Executive Editor of the Florida Law Review, a member of the Jessup Moot Court Team, was elected to the Order of the Coif, and received Book Awards in Legal Research and Writing, Appellate Advocacy and International Law. Presently, Ms. Lambert serves as the Director of the Juvenile Division at the State Attorney’s Office for the Fourth Judicial Circuit. In addition to prosecution and division management, her role includes developing and implementing policy on juvenile justice and engaging with community stakeholders in identifying and executing programming aimed at serving the juvenile and young adult populations. Ms. Lambert also handles a variety of cases in felony circuit court, has served on the Grand Jury Indictment Review Panel, and the Office’s Attorney Recruitment Committee.It is that passion that brought her to a study of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC)and the League of Women Voters. Pam is a recent member of the League and was excited to be part of the Florida delegation that this past June led the National League of Women Voters to advocate the NPVIC as a national primary program. Where: Season's 52 at the St. Johns Town Center 5096 Big Island Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32246. When: Wednesday, January 9, from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm RSVP to Nora Manahan: dnmanahan@comcast.net or 904 476-6443 by January 6. Cost: $20 cash or check only please Reserve your seat today and please forward!! 
  • 01/12/2019 10:00 am - 01/12/2019 12:00 pm
    The Catholic Writers Guild, St. Johns Chapter will have its Monthly Meeting on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at St. Paul’s Church & School Auditorium at 2609 Park Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32204 from 10AM to 12 Noon. Anyone interested (including poets, fiction and non-fiction writers, screen play writers, musicians, artists, editors,  illustrators, or the plain curious) is invited. Barbara Clingenspell will give a talk Catholic Art and Writing project: The Stained Glass Windows Refreshments served with a raffle. For further information contact R. T. Beaman at writerrod@comcast.net or P. Babadi at wordsbypaula@gmail.com
  • 01/16/2019 6:00 pm - 01/16/2019 8:00 pm
    The Aging Parent Support Group is open to all who are caring for their mother and/or father. This group is presented by Ponte Vedra Home Care and will be held January 16th at 6:00 PM in the First Atlantic Bank Building, 100 Corridor Road South (across from Walgreens), 2nd Floor, Ste #280, Ponte Vedra Beach, 32082. To RSVP, Call or Text Karen Feliciano at 904-907-7880. Space is limited. Coffee and Tea will be served.
  • 01/17/2019 10:30 am - 01/17/2019 1:00 pm
    24th Mandarin Women’s Club’s “Annual Fashion Show” Doors open 10:30am; Ramada Inn Mandarin, 3130 Hartley Road Reservations by January 17th; mcshell@comcast.net or (904) 859-6299
  • 01/17/2019 6:00 pm - 01/17/2019 8:00 pm
     POPULAR “HOW TO SPEAK DOG” PRESENTATION TO BE FEATURED BY THERAPY ANIMAL COALITION SPEAKERS’ SERIES Jacksonville, Fla., January 9, 2019 – Veteran canine trainer and therapy dog expert, Rev. Elizabeth Teal, will teach people the keys to understanding dogs’ communications with their humans in a free workshop sponsored by Therapy Animal Coalition (TAC). Rev. Teal, a favorite of TAC members and program attendees, will lead an interactive program beginning at 6 p.m. at Community Hospice of Northeast Florida on Sunbeam Road on Thursday, January 17, 2019. “Being able to interpret and understand what your dog is saying with their body language is a vital skill for all dog lovers,” said Kristi Leonard, president of the TAC Board of Directors, “It is especially important for therapy animal handlers. It leads to a deeper relationship and enables handlers to manage their dog's interactions while volunteering.” The environment for the program will be friendly, informal and relaxed. There will be a chance to ask questions and light refreshments will be served. Rev. Elizabeth Teal, of The Ministry of Animals Giving Paws, is a leader in working with therapy animals and ministry animals since 1985. She has been working with therapy animal teams since before pets were widely accepted in institutional settings and was a leader in setting Standards of Practice used in the field today. Teal has been affiliated professionally with the ASPCA, the Delta Society’s Pet Partners National Committee and Pattes Tendues (Swiss therapy animal organization). Admission is free, but people planning to attend are asked to make a reservation at the following linkhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/speak-dog-tickets-54308428973.Please note this is a “humans-only” event. Please leave furry friends at home. (Service animals are always welcome.) The next major program sponsored by TAC will be their annual Therapy Animal Expo & Symposium on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the University of North Florida. Keynote Speaker for this year’s Expo will be Steve Dale, certified animal behavior specialist who has a 20-year history of advancing pet wellness. Affiliation with UNF has enabled TAC to add an academic track to the seminar offerings. The group plans to build upon the success of their first Expo in 2016 when they had over 250 people attend an event where only 100 people were anticipated. Therapy Animal Coalition (TAC) was established in 2016 to promote sharing the healing love of pets through pet-assisted therapy. TAC provides information and education on the various steps necessary to become a pet therapy team including training, evaluation and registration or certification. They also provide consultation and recruitment assistant for organizations with pet therapy programs or those wanting to begin programs. For more information visit therapyanimalcoalition.org.
  • 01/18/2019 7:00 pm - 01/18/2019 9:00 pm
    Best-selling Author, Psychologist, Bible Teacher, Dr. Larry Crabb Leads "Soul Talk" Conference in Jacksonville (Jacksonville, FL.) Best-selling author, Psychologist, Bible teacher, Founder/Director NewWay Ministries, Dr. Larry Crabb, hosts "Soul Talk", a SOUL CARE conference at Mandarin Presbyterian Church January 18 and 19, 2019. "Don't try to fix people. Join them on their spiritual journey. This conference unpacks what the Bible encourages us to do, how we are to relate with one another with spiritual power," says Dr. Crabb. Dr. Crabb shares what it means to engage in conversations that matter, conversations - that with the Spirit's passion - tracks with the Spirit's work in Christians' lives. Dr. Larry Crabb's passionate ideas will help conference attendees to: Understand the battle going on within us that hinders SoulTalk, Release one's passion for God and ignite that passion in others, Trade in the passing pleasures of this world for lasting joy, Connect with others to experience real spiritual growth. Dr. Crabb adds, "Learn how to speak into someone's soul with the power to make a real difference in that person's life. Come alongside others and move through the messiness of life together. The theme verse for the weekend is Hebrews 10:24: 'And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works. ' “ "One of the most impactful weeks of my life was spent with Dr. Larry Crabb. So it is with great anticipation that we are inviting everyone to come and hear Larry talk with us about how to engage in Soul Talk." - Kevin Pound, Senior Pastor, Mandarin Presbyterian Church "Soul Talk" seminar: Friday January 18th 7p-9p and Saturday January 19th 8:30am-4pm; Mandarin Presbyterian Church 2501 Loretto Road, Jacksonville, FL 32223. Lunch is provided Saturday. For tickets and more information: mandarinpres.com/soultalk; 904 680-9944 Registration ends Wednesday, January 16, 2019. Best-selling Author, Psychologist, Bible Teacher, Dr. Larry Crabb, Leads "Soul Talk" Conference in Jacksonville - Page 2 For more about Dr. Larry Crabb: http://www.newwayministries.org/larrycrabb Books by Dr. Larry Crabb:  Understanding People, The Marriage Builder, Finding God, Connecting, The Safest Place on Earth, The Pressure's Off, Shattered Dreams, Sou/Talk. Fully Alive and New Release, available now: When God's Ways Make No Sense. "Larry Crabb is equal parts Bible scholar and professional counselor, which makes him the ideal person to address this topic. And in an era of global terrorism, nuclear fears, political divisions, and devastating natural disasters, we need a trustworthy guide to explore God's ways."-- Philip Yancey "A Larry Crabb book is like a good hit in a baseball game. Each time he steps up to the plate he ends up on base and the rest of us advance toward the home." Max Lucado "The primary goal in each SoulTalk conversation is not empathy or solution­finding, but Spirit-finding." - Philip Steiger - Pastor About NewWay Ministries:  NewWay Ministries, based in Denver, Colorado was formed in 2002 by Dr. Larry Crabb. It was birthed out of the passionate conviction that there is a new way to live made possible by the New Covenant that must become better known. A non-profit ministry, it joins with others excited about spiritual formation and authentic community to help ignite a revolution in how Christians live, think, and relate. NewWay Ministries seeks to introduce people to this new way of living, thinking, and relating that only the gospel makes possible. Our intended contribution to this revolution occurs through three distinct ministries: Conferences; Intensive Training; Library. Contact: Email: newwayinfo phone: (970) 262-9110 https://www.facebook.com/newwaymin/
  • 01/21/2019 9:00 am - 01/21/2019 12:00 pm
    Timucuan Parks Foundation is hosting the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service volunteer project on Monday, Jan. 21 at Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park. The nonprofit organization is asking for volunteers to join them from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. to help with invasive plant removal, trail maintenance and shore cleanup. Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park is located at 500 Wonderwood Dr. Volunteers are asked to identify themselves as volunteers to park staff at the front gate and meet at 9 a.m. at the front parking lot. Wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. Bring work gloves (if you have them), sunscreen, insect repellent, a hat, sunglasses and water (in a reusable water bottle). Timucuan Parks Foundation will have additional work gloves, equipment and supplies and will also provide snacks and water. Volunteers of all ages are welcome. Those under 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or youth leader during the project. Volunteers are eligible for community service hours. To receive a waiver or for more information, contact Timucuan Parks Foundation at info@timucuanparks.org. Volunteers are welcome to stay fee-free after the project to enjoy all that Hanna Park has to offer including swimming, hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, picnicking, and disc golf. This project is done in partnership with the City of Jacksonville. Partial funding is provided by REI, a National Parks Foundation and Outdoor Foundation Challenge Grant, and a Restoration and Resilience Grant from the National Environmental Education Foundation.
  • 01/24/2019 3:30 pm - 01/24/2019 7:00 pm
    Middle and high school students and their parents are encouraged to attend the Program of Choice Showcase from 3:30-7 p.m. Thursday, January 24 at the World Golf Village Convention Center. Programs of Choice are offered to support a student’s interests, career plans, or advanced academic needs. A student who enrolls in a Program of Choice participates in theme-related classes over a multi-year time period. More than 40 percent of high school students in St. Johns County are enrolled in various Programs of Choice which include Junior ROTC, St. Johns County Center for the Arts, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education as well as 19 Career Academy options. Students and staff from each high school will be on hand to provide information and answer questions about the Programs of Choice offered at their schools. Information about program requirements and registration will also be available. Any student who meets an individual program’s requirements and who can provide his/her own transportation may be approved to attend any high school, on a “space available” basis. For additional information about SJCSD Programs of Choice, please call the Career and Technical Education Office at 904-547-4870.
  • 01/26/2019 9:00 am - 01/26/2019 11:00 am
    St. Johns Parks and Recreation have partnered with the Stetson Kennedy Foundation for the Annual River Blessing at Alpine Groves Park, 2060 SR 13 in Fruit Cove, on Saturday, January 26 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Gather at the riverfront next to the historic Bennett House for a selection of speakers followed by a silent, non-denominational ceremony of passing the bowl of water guided by a heartbeat drum by First Nations. This program is FREE. River Blessing Details. For more information, contact AyoLane Halusky at 904-209-0348 or ahalusky@sjcfl.us.
  • 01/26/2019 12:00 pm - 01/26/2019 2:00 pm
    The Archaeological Institute of America—Jacksonville Society will meet at noon on Saturday Jan. 26, 2019 in Building 51 at the University of North Florida to hear a lecture by Dr. Patrick Hunt, a professor at Stanford University.  His lecture is titled “Timely Remedies: Ancient Medicines of Otzi, the Ice Man,” referring to the 5,300-year-old body found in the Alps in 1991.  The almost perfectly preserved remains of “Ötzi the Iceman” may give us a glimpse into medicines practiced by prehistoric peoples. We know that “Ötzi” carried a medical kit with him – his own portable pharmacy with over ten different plant products that could heal and cure. This lecture explores the medical evidence, including material technology he carried with vital medical and bioarchaeological data. This is research conducted under the auspices of National Geographic and the Institute for EthnoMedicine where Hunt is also a Research Associate in Archeoethnobotany. The lecture is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served in the Archaeology Lab afterwards.  On Saturday, parking is free, and the faculty/staff/vendor spaces are available to everyone.  For more information, contact Melva Price at (904)241-9411.  
  • 01/26/2019 6:00 pm - 01/26/2019 9:00 pm
    The Many Faces of Breast Cancer portrait series opening night celebration Saturday January 26, 2019 6pm-9pm Cork Art District, 2689 Roselle Street, Jacksonville. All funds raised will be donated under team Hope Floats benefiting the DONNA Foundation To purchase tickets go to: https://thedonnafoundation.org/event/many-faces-of-breast-cancer/
  • 02/03/2019 2:00 pm - 02/04/2019 2:00 pm
    Under the Oaks Music Jam 2pm-4pm weather permitting at Mandarin Museum 11964 Mandarin Rd. www.mandarinmuseum.net
  • 02/05/2019 1:30 pm - 02/05/2019 4:00 pm
    1:30PM at Mandarin Park 14780 Mandarin Rd. next to the tennis courts at the entrance.  Weather permitting.
  • 02/06/2019 10:00 am - 02/06/2019 2:00 pm
    February 6th, 2019 at The Prime Osborn Convention Center located at 1000 Water Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32204. This is a unique opportunity for job seekers to get guaranteed face time and make personal connections with recruiters and hiring managers from some of Northeast Florida's best companies and organizations including: Companies and organizations will be looking to fill "Hundreds of Positions" in a variety of industries.  Click on the links below for our current roster of partners who will be recruiting at this event. February 6th Jacksonville Job Fair
  • 02/06/2019 11:30 am - 02/06/2019 1:00 pm

    Bill Guilliford: Update on Current City Council Issues

    Bill Gulliford has been a resident of Jacksonville and the Beaches community since 1954. He graduated from Bishop Kenny High School and then the University of Florida. After military service he returned to Jacksonville and joined his father’s construction equipment business, Pilot Equipment Company. He acquired the business from his father and successfully grew it until 1996 when he sold the company. Since then he has started two other businesses involved in the sale of construction equipment and currently is a partner in Major Machinery & Equipment LLC, a company involved in exporting construction equipment. In 1988 Bill was elected mayor of Atlantic Beach and served until 1993. Bill was elected to the Jacksonville City Council in 2011, to represent District 13, which includes the beaches and the southeastern section of Duval County.  In 2012, Bill was awarded the Charles D. Webb Award, for extraordinary commitment to public service, by out-going president, Stephen Joost. The members of the City Council unanimously elected Bill to serve as President for the 2013/2014 Council Year.  Bill received the Mary L. Singleton Award for 2014-2015. Where: Season's 52 at the St. Johns Town Center 5096 Big Island Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32246. When: Wednesday, February 6, from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm RSVP to Nora Manahan: dnmanahan@comcast.net or 904 476-6443 by February 3. Cost: $20 cash or check only please Reserve your seat today and please forward!! 
  • 02/07/2019 6:30 pm - 02/07/2019 8:00 pm
    Florida Bluebird Society Presentation 6:30PM Wild Birds Unlimited, 450 SR 13N Free event but please RSVP to (904) 230-3242
  • 02/07/2019 6:30 pm - 02/07/2019 7:30 pm
    Everyone Can Conserve: Living Sustainably When: Thursday, February 7 Time: 6:30-7:30pm Where: Solomon Calhoun Center, 1300 Duval St., St. Augustine Details: Free program! We’ve partnered with GTM Research Reserve for a family-friendly conservation night. Learn about sustainable living during this educational program featuring a presentation, hands-on activities, and light snacks and refreshments. Everyone Can Conserve Registration. For more info, contact Kelly Ussia at kussia@sjcfl.us or 904-209-0335.  
  • 02/09/2019 9:00 am - 02/09/2019 1:00 pm
    Second Saturday Arts and Farmers Market9AM-1PM First Christian Church 11924 San Jose Blvd.
  • 02/09/2019 10:00 am - 02/09/2019 2:00 pm
    River City Science Academy will be hosting the 7th Annual Florida STEM & Health Expo on Saturday, February 9th, 2019 from 10 am – 2 pm. JACKSONVILLE, FL – On Saturday, February 9th, 2019, River City Science Academy (RCSA) will host their 7th Annual Florida STEM & Health Expo, presented by SharedLABS, on February 9th at their main campus, 7605 Beach Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32216. The Florida STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) & Health Expo has been a great event for the Jacksonville community since its founding. The expo serves as an alternative to the typical county fair. It allows RCSA students to get a chance to showcase their STEM work in a fun and unique way, with learning opportunities for the entire family. RCSA’s mission for the expo is to expose Florida’s citizens to the exciting and engaging world of STEM and health to ignite their interests and motivation for these disciplines. This one-day event features exciting science shows, STEM educators and scientists, robots, community health supporters, the fire and police department, and more! Over 100 tables will be set up with exciting STEM projects and hands-on activities. The community will be able to visit with and learn about many businesses and organizations in Florida, including health providers, colleges and universities, non-profit organizations, and more. The expo is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC so bring all your friends and family! Make sure to save the date for this awesome event! RSVP on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/259199774838817/ Visit www.flstemexpo.com for more information and details. YouTube Videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myx1hp8hC8c https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GMaadf8A4Q STEM Expo on News 4 Jax: https://www.news4jax.com/news/morning-show/stem-students-host-expo-for-science-enthusiasts
  • 02/09/2019 10:00 am - 02/09/2019 12:00 pm
    Frog Painting at the Mandarin Museum and Historical Society 11964 Mandarin Rd.  10AM-12PM www.mandarinmuseum.net
  • 02/10/2019 1:00 pm - 02/10/2019 2:00 pm
    Florida Cinderella Scholarship Program Sunday, Feb.10, 2019 This is a non-glitz, natural scholarship pageant focusing on inner beauty, poise and self confidence. Age Divisions Baby: 0-35months Tot:  3-6years old Mini Miss: 7-9 years old Miss: 10-12 years old. Teen: 13-17 years old Woman: 18-29years old.   Registration will be at 1:00   Preliminary will be held at  Britney Boyd Dance Company  2683 St. Johns Bluff Rd. Suite 141, Jacksonville, FL For Entry Forms go to~ www.FloridaCinderella.com
  • 02/12/2019 9:00 am - 02/12/2019 11:00 am
    Feb 12 – Starling at Nocatee Open House 9:00 – 11:00 Continental Breakfast will be served 999 Crosswater Parkway, Ponte Vedra, FL
  • 02/12/2019 11:00 am - 02/12/2019 2:00 pm
    Bartram Trail Newcomers and Women's Mardi Gras Party 11AM St. Johns Gold and Country Club 205 St Johns Golf Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32092 RSVP by Feb 5th to bartramtnc@gmail.com
  • 02/13/2019 3:30 pm - 02/13/2019 5:00 pm
    Dementia Support for Caregivers 3:30pm at River Garden 11401 Old St. Augustine Rd.
  • 02/14/2019 9:00 am - 02/14/2019 11:00 am
    9AM-11AM Matanzas Inlet West Parking Lot 8655 A1A South St. Augustine
  • 02/14/2019 1:00 pm - 02/14/2019 2:00 pm
    1:00pm-2:00pm  at the South Mandarin Library 12125 San Jose Blvd. If you have any questions call (904) 288-6385
  • 02/15/2019 5:30 pm - 02/15/2019 7:30 pm
    Owl + Sunset Symphony When: Friday, February 15 Time: 5:30-7:30pm Where: Beluthahatchee Park, 1501 SR 13, Fruit Cove Details: Learn about owls and enjoy nature's symphony during the transition from light to dark. This program is FREE. You must RSVP on Eventbrite to attend. Owl + Sunset Symphony Registration. For more info, contact AyoLane Halusky at ahalusky@sjcfl.us or 904-209-0348.
  • 02/15/2019 6:00 pm - 02/16/2019 8:00 pm
    Peter Max: The Retrospective 1960-2019 A newly-curated collection of artist legend, Peter Max’s exquisite paintings will be on exhibition and available for acquisition in a presentation at Gallery 725, Jacksonville’s premier fine art gallery. Previews of the exhibition begin on Saturday, February 16 with a special Uncrating event planned on Friday, February 15 from 6-8 pm. There are two very special gallery receptions planned on Saturday, February 23 from 5-8 pm and Sunday, February 24 from 1–3 pm. All artworks are on exhibition and available for acquisition. All events are complimentary and open to the public however RSVP’s are required: 904-345-9320 or gallery725@gmail.com. Visit http://www.gallery725.com for more info.   Where:      Gallery 725,  725-5 Atlantic Boulevard,  Jacksonville, FL 32233 
  • 02/16/2019 10:00 am - 02/16/2019 12:00 pm
    10AM-12PM South Mandarin Library 12125 San Jose Blvd. mandarintoastmasters.org
  • 02/18/2019 9:45 am - 02/18/2019 12:00 pm
    All Star Quilt Guild 9:45AM First Christian Church 11924 San Jose Blvd. If you have any questions please visit www.orgsites.com/fl/allstarquiltguild or call (904) 502-5254
  • 02/19/2019 8:00 am - 02/19/2019 9:00 am
    8-9AM Westminster Woods on Julington Creek 25 State Rd. 13 Register at www.sjcchamber.com or call (904) 829-5658
  • 02/19/2019 10:00 am - 02/19/2019 12:00 pm
    Dogwood Circle, Mandarin Garden Club 10AM Mandarin Garden Club 2892 Loretto Rd. (904) 886-4562 mandaringardenclub.org  
  • 02/19/2019 7:00 pm - 02/19/2019 9:00 pm
    St. Johns CARES Meeting 7pm Bartram Academy 164 Everest Lane Ste.1 www.stjohnscares.org
  • 02/20/2019 10:30 am - 02/20/2019 1:00 pm
    River City Women's Club lunch with Bunco fundraising and recommended slate of officers for New Year 10:30AM at the Ramada Inn 3130 Hartley Rd. RSVP to Florence (904) 262-8719  
  • 02/21/2019 10:00 am - 02/21/2019 12:00 pm
    Cherokee Rose Circle, Mandarin Garden Club:  Growing Citrus 10AM at the Mandarin Garden Club 2892 Loretto Rd. (210) 910-0672 mandaringardenclub.org
  • 02/21/2019 7:00 pm - 02/21/2019 9:00 pm
    Third Thursday Lecture, "The Fort Mose Story: A Story That Must Be Told" 7PM at the Mandarin Community Club 12447 Mandarin Rd. www.mandarincommunityclub.org
  • 02/22/2019 10:00 am - 02/22/2019 12:00 pm
    Helping Hands of St. Johns Cty collecting clothing for Webster School Giving Closet 10AM at Faith Community Church 3450 Cty Rd. 210W jacqphil@aol.com
  • 02/22/2019 5:00 pm - 02/22/2019 8:00 pm
    Dinner 5pm /Bingo 6:30pm Mandarin Senior Center 3848 Hartley Rd. Buy tickets $5 (904) 262-7309  
  • 02/23/2019 2:00 pm - 02/23/2019 5:00 pm
    JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - JANUARY 9, 2019 - The Jacksonville Children's Chorus (JCC) presents the Tenth Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing" Concert. The concert will be held Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 2 p.m., Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church located at 4001 Hendricks Avenue in Jacksonville. All of the JCC performance choirs will take the stage, joined by their special guests, the Tuskegee University Golden Voices (pictured above). This famous university choir is an organization steeped in more than a century of pride and the richest of choral traditions. Since its inception, the Tuskegee University Golden Voices has served as an artistic model while carving its place in American history.
    Co-emcees for the concert will be Aundra Wallace, President of JAXUSA Partnership, and Dr. Barbara Darby former Campus President of the Florida State College at Jacksonville. "We are excited to celebrate 10 years presenting our 'Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing' concert to the Jacksonville community and helping to promote unity through song." said Darren Dailey, President and Artistic Director, Jacksonville Children's Chorus. The mission of the Jacksonville Children's Chorus is to provide high-quality choral music educational opportunities for children of diverse backgrounds, fostering teamwork, self-discipline, accomplishment and pride while filling an important cultural need in the community and sharing the beauty of the choral art form through artistically excellent performances. Tickets for the event are $20 and may be purchased online at JaxChildrensChorus.org or by phone at 904-353-1636, ext. 2. Group discounts are available. Please call the JCC office for details. Proceeds from the concert will benefit The Jacksonville Children's Chorus' ongoing programming and scholarship funds.
  • 02/27/2019 8:00 am - 02/27/2019 9:30 am
    8AM-9:30AM at Bonefish Grill 10950 San Jose Blvd. www.mandarincouncil.org
  • 02/27/2019 3:00 pm - 02/27/2019 5:00 pm
    Lego Club for Kids 3-4pm Bartram Trail Branch Library 60 Davis Pond Blvd, St Johns, FL 32259 If you have any questions call (904) 827-6960
  • 02/28/2019 10:30 am - 02/28/2019 1:00 pm
    Doors open 10:30am Ramada Inn Mandarin, 3130 Hartley Road Reservations by February 21st; mcshell@comcast.net or (904) 859-6299
  • 02/28/2019 6:00 pm - 02/28/2019 7:30 pm
    General Town Hall Meeting, hosted by District 6 Council Member Matt Schellenberg 6pm-7:30pm South Mandarin Library 12125 San Jose Blvd  
  • 02/28/2019 6:00 pm - 02/28/2019 8:30 pm
    Owl Prowls • Thurs, February 14 – Canopy Shores Park Registration • Thurs, February 21 – Vaill Point Park Registration • Thurs, February 28 – Alpine Groves Park Registration Time: 6-8:30pm Details: Explore county parks at sunset in search of our resident owls. Bring your questions and share your stories about the nighttime forest activities. This program is FREE. For more info, contact AyoLane Halusky at ahalusky@sjcfl.us or 904-209-0348.
  • 03/02/2019 8:00 am - 03/02/2019 1:00 pm

    Annual IDidAHike

    You’ve probably heard of the Appalachian Trail and maybe even the Pacific Crest Trail.  But, did you know Florida is home to one of the eleven national scenic trails?  The Florida National Scenic Trail is about 1000 miles long and traverses from the Big Cypress Preserve, in the southern portion of the state, up through the central portion of Florida, then westward to the Gulf Islands National Seashore. Why not hike a portion of it?  March 2, is the Florida Trail’s (a 501(c)3) annual fundraising event, IDidAHike.  This year’s event will traverse a beautiful section of the Florida Trail along the Suwannee River.  Participants will register and pay the $20 fee (proceeds go to maintaining and preserving the trail) at the main gate of Spirit of the Suwannee Campground and Music Park, Live Oak, FL.  Registration is from 8 to 11am. From the registration area, participants will be shuttled via bus to the Jerry Branch access point. The 11 mile hike passes high above Jerry Branch; then, passes Disappearing Creek, a beautiful clear creek that cuts a narrow canyon then cascades down a 25 foot wall of rock and disappears. Continuing on, hikers will cross Crooked Branch, then climb on to the highest bluff on the Suwannee River. Hiking down river, the trail passes numerous rock outcrops 20 and 30 feet above the river; along with beautiful white sandbars which offer great places to take a break. Near the end of the hike participants will cross the Suwannee on the old 129 truss bridge and have the option to visit the ruins of the historic Suwannee Mineral Spring before they finish. There will be first aid stations and take out points along the way.  It’s early spring, so dogwoods, wild Azaleas, and fringe flowers are expected to be in full bloom. Make a long weekend out of the event! In addition to Saturday’s IDidAHike, the North Florida Trailblazers Chapter of the Florida Trail Association will lead free short day hikes on Friday and Sunday. A big group campfire is planned on Friday night at the Spirit of the Suwannee campground. Carol Walker can be contacted for discount for camping/accommodations (800 224 5656).
  • 03/02/2019 8:00 am - 03/02/2019 10:00 am

    Veterans and Military Honored  

    Breakfast with Our Heroes

     (JACKSONVILLE) – The Breakfast with Our Heroes on March 2, 2019, is an opportunity to meet those that served, extend helping hands to homeless veterans, and honor the service of all U. S. Veterans.  March is the month the Nation celebrates the birthdays of the Navy Reserve, Navy Seabees, Vietnam Veterans Day and K9s Veterans Day.  There will be a gift for the oldest and youngest Navy Reserve, Seabee, or Vietnam Veteran present. Breakfast will be served from 8:00AM to 10:00AM at the Town Center Applebee’s, 4507 Town Center Parkway in Jacksonville.  Seating is limited.  Ticket cost is $12 or 3 for $30.  The community is encouraged to thank veterans for their service by donating appreciation tickets.  Donations will be acknowledged on social media and at breakfast.  For tickets and information, google breakfast with our heroes in Jacksonville. There will be a food collection at the event for homeless veterans.  Food donations must be prepackaged, individual servings of non-perishable items or grocer gift cards.  Representatives of the Clara White Mission will be present to accept the collection. Turning Points in America is an all-volunteer not for profit 501(c)3 organization founded in 2016 and located in Jacksonville. Turning Points in America helps citizens affected by government changes and budget cuts.  For more information about Turning Points in America visit www.turningpointsinamerica.org
  • 03/06/2019 11:30 am - 03/06/2019 1:00 pm
    Nancy Shaver currently serves the people of St Augustine in her third term as Mayor. As Vice Chair of Resiliency Florida, and Advisory Board Member of the American Flood Coalition she advocates for long-term planning and adaption strategies to address sea level rise in the Nation’s Oldest City. She received the 2017 Quality of Life Award from the Northeast Florida Regional Council for her efforts on sea level rise threats. The daughter of a Navy captain, her childhood was spent in many states and overseas, and her career also kept her on the move. Nancy’s business experience is both national and global and includes leading a Fortune 500 marketing organization. After moving to St. Augustine in 2009 she became an active citizen, using her business skills to help her fellow citizens be better informed on City decisions. And as a citizen activist she worked to have Riberia Pointe become Dr. Robert B. Hayling Freedom Park. This involvement led her to her first run for political office and her election in 2014. Where: Season's 52 at the St. Johns Town Center 5096 Big Island Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32246. When: Wednesday, March 6, from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm RSVP to Nora Manahan: dnmanahan@comcast.net or 904 476-6443 by March 3. Cost: $20 cash or check only please Reserve your seat today and please forward!! 
  • 03/08/2019 2:30 pm - 03/08/2019 4:30 pm
    St. Johns County Parks and Recreation is excited to announce a new partnership with Ancient City Astronomy ​Club (ACAC) to provide you with an educational evening that is out of this world. ACAC will lead an Astronomy 101 class that will teach participants all about the night sky. Bring your friends and family to learn about the constellations, star names, and more! Telescopes and binoculars will be on hand to view the moon, planets, and other objects.   Fri, March 8, 2019 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EST
  • 03/09/2019 8:00 am - 03/09/2019 12:00 pm
    St. Johns County, FL – St. Johns County Solid Waste is hosting a Super Community Collection Event from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, March 9 at the Tillman Ridge Landfill, 3005 Allen Nease Road, for residents to safely dispose of household hazardous waste, electronics, and tires (limit 10 per household) free of charge. Items such as paint, motor oil, gasoline, fluorescent bulbs, wax, car and appliance batteries, pesticides, obsolete electronics such as monitors, modems, desk phones, and stereos, and automobile and light truck tires will be accepted. Items that will not be accepted include microwave ovens, large appliances, yard debris, household garbage, construction debris, and commercial materials. For more information, please visit www.recyclestjohns.com or call 904.827.6980. ### For additional information, please contact: Michael Ryan, Director of Communications - 904.209.0549 / 214.493.2983 Sarah Hand, Communications Specialist - 904.209.0557
  • 03/09/2019 10:00 am - 03/09/2019 4:00 pm
    Freedom Boat Club will be hosting an Open House and New Boater Experience Day at their location at Beach Marine at 2315 Beach Blvd. in Jacksonville Beach on Saturday, March 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The boat club will be offering free boat rides and refreshments. Everyone is invited to come out and experience Freedom in person, learn the benefits of membership and enjoy some time on the water. Contact: George Biastre  (904) 239-0590 georgeb@freedomboatclub.com
  • 03/11/2019 8:00 am - 03/11/2019 3:00 pm
    Mark your calendars for our Summer Camp online drawing registration from March 4-15. Our popular summer camp program is open to St. Johns County resident children between the ages of 5 and 12 and will be held at six locations around the county. Summer Camp Details. For more info, contact Brian James at bjames@sjcfl.us or 904-209-0365.
  • 03/13/2019 10:00 am - 03/13/2019 2:00 pm
    Jacksonville Career Fair Wednesday March 13th at 10 am! Companies will be hiring for hundreds of jobs in a variety of industries.
    Our next job fair event will be taking place on Wednesday March 13th, 2019 at The Prime Osborn Convention Center located at 1000 Water Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32204.
    This is a unique opportunity for job seekers to get guaranteed face time and make personal connections with recruiters and hiring managers from some of Northeast Florida's best companies and organizations including:
    Companies and organizations will be looking to fill "Hundreds of Positions" in a variety of industries.  Click on the links below for our current roster of partners who will be recruiting at this event.
  • 03/14/2019 1:00 pm - 03/14/2019 4:00 pm
    Restore St. Johns Hurricane Matthew Housing Recovery Program at Local Library Branches March 11 through 15 St. Johns County, Fl – Restore St. Johns staff will be at St. Johns County libraries March 11 through 15 to provide information on Hurricane Matthew assistance and registration. Restore St. Johns is a housing recovery program helping eligible St. Johns County homeowners who experienced home damage during Hurricane Matthew and continue to have unmet recovery needs. Residents with questions regarding the program are encouraged to visit the following locations: • March 11 | 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Main Branch Library | 1960 North Ponce de Leon Blvd. • March 12 | 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Anastasia Branch Library | 124 Sea Grove Main St. • March 13 | 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. | Hastings Branch Library | 6195 South Main St. • March 14 | 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. | Bartram Trail Branch Library | 60 Davis Pond Blvd. • March 15 | 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Southeast Branch Library | 6670 U.S. 1 South. Residents can also visit the Restore St. Johns office from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at St. Johns County Health and Human Services, 200 San Sebastian View. For more information, please call 904.209.1280 or visit www.sjcfl.us/restore.
  • 03/16/2019 12:00 pm - 03/16/2019 2:00 pm
    Archaeologist to Discuss Ships Found on Land in New York The Archaeological Institute of America—Jacksonville Society will meet at noon on March 16, 2019 in Building 51 at the University of North Florida to hear a lecture by Dr. Warren Riess, Professor Emeritus at the University of Maine. His lecture is titled “Four Colonial Ships Found Beneath Manhattan” This is an illustrated lecture wherein Prof. Riess will discuss the discovery and studies of the four colonial ships that have been discovered beneath modern New York City: the so-called Tijger, the merchant ship beneath the South Street Seaport Museum, the Ronson ship, and the World Trade Center Ship. Dr. Riess has been the principal investigator for the latter two sites and is the author of The Ship That Held up Wall Street and Angel Gabriel: The Elusive English Galleon. He has also published several articles. The lecture is free and open to the public, and complimentary refreshments will be served afterwards in the Archaeology Lab. On Saturday, parking is free, and the faculty/staff/vendor spaces are open to everyone. For more information, contact Melva Price at (904)241-9411 or aiajaxsoc@gmail.com.
  • 03/20/2019 8:00 am - 03/20/2019 3:00 pm
    Volunteer Opportunities with St. Johns County Boards and Committees St. Johns County, Fl – The St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners provides residents who have an interest in serving their community and participating in local government with a variety of board and committee opportunities. The volunteer positions consider and make recommendations regarding a myriad of topics including planning and zoning issues, development projects, libraries, parks and recreation facilities and programs, and arts, culture, and tourism matters. The following boards and committees are currently accepting applications:  Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (application deadline: March 20)  Ponte Vedra Zoning and Adjustment Board (application deadline: March 29) Please visit the Boards and Commission Webpage at www.sjcfl.us/Boards to view the requirements and duties of each board and committee, download an application, or contact the Board of County Commissioners office at 904.209.0300 or mlundquist@sjcfl.us for more information.
  • 03/21/2019 3:00 pm - 03/21/2019 5:00 pm
    Recreation Advisory Board
    The Recreation Advisory Board will meet Thursday, March 21 at 3 p.m. in the County Administration Building, 500 San Sebastian View. These meetings are open to the public. For more info, meeting agendas, and minutes, visit the County website.
  • 03/28/2019 10:30 am - 03/28/2019 1:00 pm
    Mandarin Women’s Club presents an Antiques Show Doors open 10:30am Ramada Inn Mandarin, 3130 Hartley Road Reservations by March 21st; mcshell@comcast.net or (904) 859-6299
  • 03/28/2019 5:30 pm - 03/28/2019 9:00 pm
    Join bestbet Jacksonville and the JAX Chamber for an exciting night of competitive Texas Hold'em poker. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers. Additional opportunities to win include bounties, a bubble prize, first player out and more throughout the tournament. Be a Player: $50 per person $250 per 1/2 table - admission for 5 $450 per table host - admission for 10 Be a Spectator: $15 per person All attendees are invited to enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres, courtesy of bestbet Jacksonville, while networking with Jacksonville's top business professionals. EVENT DETAILS:  Thursday, March 28 Schedule: 5:30 - Check In 6:00 - Networking and Poker Lesson 6:30 - Poker Tournament Location:
    bestbet Jacksonville 201 Monument Road Jacksonville, FL 32225
  • 03/31/2019 12:00 pm - 03/31/2019 4:00 pm
    St. Johns Cares invites the community to join us for Dog Day Afternoon on Sunday, March 31, 2019 from 12 noon until 4 PM in Plantation Park in Julington Creek Plantation
  • 03/31/2019 12:00 pm - 03/31/2019 3:00 pm
    Summer Camp Giveaways, Bounce House, Travel Spa, Fun Bus, and More at 4th Annual Fun4FirstCoastKids.com Summer Camp Festival and Kids Expo!
    March 5, 2019 - Jacksonville, FL - The 4th Annual Fun4FirstCoastKids.com Summer Camp Festival and Kids Expo is coming up Sunday, March 31, 2019 from 12:00pm - 3:00pm! This is a FREE event located at the brand new Above Athletics Facility on US1 just north of Racetrack Road. Fun4FirstCoastKids.com has partnered with Five Tool Training, Angel Kids Pediatrics, and Durbin Creek Animal Hospital to host the festival and expo under the Five Tool Training pavilion to display over 60 vendors! Families can enjoy perusing vendor tables that will each have activities or giveaways. They will also be able to learn about summer camps by talking directly with camp staff, learn about birthday party vendors, and speak with health resource vendors. Kids can also experience fun birthday party vendor activities like touring the Lah Dee Dah Travel Spa, playing in the First Coast Fun Bus, riding mini 4 wheelers with Mini-Me Motor Club, enjoying free popcorn and cotton candy and bouncing with Allie's Island, food trucks, and more!
     "We're proud to have fun4firstcoastkids.com as an online tool to easily find summer camps, birthday party ideas, and health resources for families, but hosting a festival where Jacksonville families can gather for free fun and meet vendors is a win win for all," says Terri Mashour, Co-Founder of fun4firstcoastkids.com. We're looking forward to the event and showcasing the Five Tool Training facility, while also bringing together Jacksonville, the fast growing north St. Johns County area of Nocatee, Durbin Crossing, and Bartram communities as well as St. Augustine families in this centralized location!"
    Families can register for their free event tickets here and stay up to date on giveaways and vendors through the festival Facebook event. Families can find over 500 spring break, school's out, and summer camps over on the website by clicking here. Find photos from last year's festival attached. For more information, interviews, or news appearances, please contact Terri@Fun4FirstCoastKids.com!
  • 04/04/2019 7:30 pm - 04/04/2019 9:30 pm
    • Thursday, April 4 – Alpine Groves Park Registration
    • Thursday, April 25 – Vaill Point Park Registration
    Time: 7:30-9:30pm
    Details: Join Park Naturalist AyoLane Halusky and learn about the creatures of the night. Explore our parks at sunset in search of our resident owls. Bring your questions and share your stories about the nighttime forest activities. This program is open to all ages. For more info, contact AyoLane Halusky at ahalusky@sjcfl.us or 904-209-0348.
  • 04/05/2019 12:00 pm - 04/07/2019 5:00 pm
    The Jacksonville In-Water Boat Show is coming back to Metropolitan Park and Marina Event will be held April 5 to April 7, 2019 Jacksonville, FL, Jan. 9, 2019 – JBM & Associates is once again bringing the Jacksonville In-Water Boat Show to Metropolitan Park and Marina. The dates have been set for April 5 through April 7, 2019 for the family-friendly event. Yamaha is once again the presenting sponsor of the event, which is filled with plenty of activities for the whole family, plus boats of all sizes, marine products and services. “We are currently working to put the final touches on the event, which is sure to be another great crowd pleaser,” said Jacqui Bomar, president of JBM & Associates. “Last year, we had about 5,500 come through the gates and unfortunately we had to shut down early on Sunday due to heavy rains. This year we are hoping for great weather and an even bigger turnout. We have lots of great activities planned that everyone will enjoy and we have some great prize giveaways. Our presenting sponsor will also be giving away Yamaha hats each day to the first 100 people through the gates.” The Jacksonville In-Water Boat Show will feature more than 75 different boat brands on site including powerboats, jet boats, skiffs, cruisers, ski boats and yachts. Top local fishing guides will be leading adult fishing seminars and Captain Don Digman from Hook the Future will be there to teach kids how to fish like grown-ups. The Freedom Boat Club’s Freedom Boat Hut will be there to provide free boat rides on the floating tiki bar and Captain Jack Sparrow and his merry band of pirates will also be returning. There will be some of the most popular food trucks on site and live music from a number of local artists. The Jacksonville In-Water Boat Show opens Friday, April 5 at noon until 6 p.m., Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, April 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets range from $5 to $10 and can be purchased at jacksonvilleinwaterboatshow.com. About JBM & Associates JBM & Associates is a company made up of women who have been producing boat shows around the country for more than 18 years. They focus on the customer’s needs, exhibitors and vendors to create experiences, not just events. In addition to the Jacksonville In-Water Boat show, they also produce the Charleston Boat Show, Savannah Boat Show, Charleston In-Water Boat Show and the Wilmington Boat Show. For more information, visit jbmshows.com.
  • 04/05/2019 7:30 pm - 04/05/2019 9:30 pm
    When: Friday, April 5
    Time: 7:30-9:30pm
    Where: Beluthahatchee Park, 1501 SR 13, Fruit Cove
    Details: Learn about owls and enjoy nature's symphony during the transition from light to dark featuring a discussion about owls and nighttime creatures. Then participants will go outside on the deck and watch birds fly to roost for the evening as the sun starts to go down. This program is FREE and open to all ages. Owl + Sunset Symphony Registration. For more info, contact AyoLane Halusky at ahalusky@sjcfl.us or 904-209-0348.
  • 04/11/2019 10:00 am - 04/11/2019 12:00 pm
     Thursday, April 11 – Alpine Groves Park Registration
    • Thursday, April 18 – Vaill Point Park Registration
    Time: 10am-12pm
    Details: Join Park Naturalist AyoLane Halusky and learn about wild edibles and medicinal plants found in our parks. Bring your questions and journals to record your findings. This program is FREE and open to all ages. For more info, contact AyoLane Halusky at ahalusky@sjcfl.us or 904-209-0348.
  • 04/13/2019 10:00 am - 04/13/2019 12:00 pm
    Catholic Writers Guild April Meeting Announcement The Catholic Writers Guild, St. Johns Chapter will have its Monthly Meeting on Saturday, April 13 2019 at St. Paul’s Church & School Auditorium at 2609 Park Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32204 from 10AM to 12 Noon. All poets, fiction and non-fiction writers, screen play writers, musicians, artists, editors,  illustrators and the just plain curious are invited. Featured speaker: Karina Fabian Topic: For further information contact R. T. Beaman at writerrod@comcast.net or P. Babadi at wordsbypaula@gmail.com.
  • 04/18/2019 10:30 am - 04/18/2019 12:00 pm
    Annual Community Easter Egg Hunts
    Grab your bonnets and baskets for our annual community Easter Egg Hunts on Thursday, April 18 at Veterans Park and Palencia Park and Saturday, April 20 at Treaty Park and Al Wilke Park. Pictures with the Easter Bunny begin at 10:30 a.m. and Easter Egg Hunts begin at 11 a.m. These programs are FREE and for ages 8 and younger. Easter Egg Hunts Details. For more info, contact Stephanie Taylor at sntaylor@sjcfl.us or 904-669-6612.
  • 04/20/2019 10:30 am - 04/20/2019 2:00 pm
    Annual Community Easter Egg Hunts
    Grab your bonnets and baskets for our annual community Easter Egg Hunts on Thursday, April 18 at Veterans Park and Palencia Park and Saturday, April 20 at Treaty Park and Al Wilke Park. Pictures with the Easter Bunny begin at 10:30 a.m. and Easter Egg Hunts begin at 11 a.m. These programs are FREE and for ages 8 and younger. Easter Egg Hunts Details. For more info, contact Stephanie Taylor at sntaylor@sjcfl.us or 904-669-6612.
  • 04/24/2019 6:00 am - 04/24/2019 2:00 pm
    Dr. Rajaei and Dr. Ahmed of ASAP Dental Care, in partnership with Dentistry from the Heart, continue to help the Jacksonville community! Dentistry from the Heart, a worldwide, nonprofit organization, helps those who lack access to quality dental care. Jacksonville, FL – April 24, 2019 Access to dental services is one of the most pressing healthcare needs for those who cannot afford regular trips to the dentist. To assist those in need, Dr. Rajaei and Dr. Ahmed are hosting their 2nd annual free dentistry day on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Dental services will be offered to those over the age of 12 years at ASAP Dental Care, 7451 103rd St., Suite 18, Jacksonville FL, 32210 and ASAP Atlantic Dental Care, 12777 Atlantic Blvd., #26, Jacksonville FL 32216. Patient registration opens at 6:00am followed by an opening ceremony at 6:45am. The first patients will be seen at 7:00am. An estimated 150 patients will receive treatment such as a free cleaning, free filling, or free extraction. Services will be provided on a first come, first served basis.  Dr. Rajaei and Dr. Ahmed will be supported by more than 200 volunteers including, local dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants. About Dentistry from the Heart Dr. Monticciolo started his nonprofit, Dentistry from the Heart to help adults who lack access to quality dental care. He knew of many charities and organizations that help to provide free dental care to children and veterans, but felt adults could benefit from donated dental care as well. Since starting his nonprofit organization, Dentistry from the Heart in 2001, over 500,000 people have been helped and over $25 million dollars in free dentistry has been donated. Studies have shown that dental problems account for hundreds of thousands of emergency room visits each year. The number of Americans hospitalized due to preventable dental infections is on the rise. Untreated decay and abscesses can lead to serious, even life threatening complications. Unfortunately for patients, many, if not most emergency departments are unequipped to treat dental conditions. According to the Florida Department of Health, 125,579 people under the age of 65 were seen in the emergency room for preventable visits from dental conditions in 2017. In Pasco County, that number is 3,311. In 2007, according to Department of Health for the State of Florida, 19.2% of adults in Florida were unable to see a dentist because of the cost. The Oral Health Florida coalition released a report in February 2017, stating that 146,612 adults over the age of 21 were seen at an emergency room for a dental related visit, resulting in charges of $241,618,706. For More information please contact: Catherine Chung – Director Office: 727-849-2002 Cell: 941-302-3373 Email: smile@dentistryfromtheheart.org
  • 04/24/2019 8:00 am - 04/24/2019 3:00 pm
    Jacksonville 48 Hour Film Project 2019 CONTACT: Adam Madrid, (904) 707-0386, loljaxfestival@gmail.com “Jacksonville 48 Hour Film Project 2019” Jacksonville, FL (April 2, 2019) – It began with young filmmakers, who grew up together. In elementary school they had a vision to one day make movies. The group consisted of Adam Madrid, Joshua Stadt, Jeremiah Stadt and Michael Geselbracht. They would be known as “Argyle Forest Films”. In 2007, one of the friends discussed a new film contest coming to Jacksonville called the 48 Hour Film  Project. The film competition consists of making a short film in 48 hours. Filmmakers are not aware of what they are filming until that Friday. They select a genre and are provided elements (prop, line of dialogue, and character) that each film will have to include. They are told they have until Sunday evening to write, shoot, edit and turn in the completed film or it is considered late. The 48 Hour Film Project was brought to Jacksonville by Mac McDonald, who became the first Jacksonville City Producer for the contest. The 48 Hour Film Project originated in Washington, D.C. in 2001 and has spawned into an international film contest with over 130 cities and the winner of each city goes on to the international contest called Filmapalooza, which takes place in a different city every year. Each film represented at Filmapalooza has a chance to secure a spot in the Short Film Corner at the Cannes Film Festival in France. The gentlemen formed a team with their friends and family and entered feeling optimistic. The team did not win their first year; however, they ended up winning Best Film in 2014. Their film “No Laughing Matter” went on to Filmapalooza later that year and screened at the historic Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, CA. In October 2016, Adam Madrid, along with his wife, Monique Madrid decided to co-create LOL JAX Film Festival. The vision for LOL JAX was simple. It created a platform that would allow local community filmmakers, actors/actresses, and comedians to showcase their short films and talent. The genre comedy was chosen as a way to promote positivity to the audience. “Love Our Locals” by “Laughing Out Loud” is the motto for the festival. They mix local comedy shorts, local stand-up comedians, and local musical bands to be a part of this event and feature a hilarious comedian host by the name of Jenn Weeks. The festival sold out in the first two years and the third annual will be held later this year in August. The festival recently won Folio Weekly’s Best Film Festival 2018 in Jacksonville. In 2018, Chris Ackerman, the second City Producer of Jacksonville decided to retire from the position. After receiving several nominations for the vacant position along with their film crew’s blessing, Adam and Monique submitted themselves to become the new City Producers and were selected due to their festival experience and passion for growth in the local arts. The pair hit the ground running creating a campaign called “Are You Next?” which was significant for marking a new era in the Jacksonville 48 Hour Film Project. They are eager to instill excitement to the new round of filmmakers who sign up to compete to be this years winning team to represent our city at Filmapalooza which will be held in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Adam and Monique have not forgotten how much they owe Mac McDonald, Chris Ackerman, as well as, PRI Productions for continuing to keep this event going and giving local filmmakers a platform to challenge themselves to make a movie in a short span of time which in turn will have their work shown in a proper movie theatre setting for all their friends, family, and community to enjoy. The Madrids are elated to announce the Jacksonville 48 Hour Film Project for 2019 will have a kickoff and drop-off event at Hemming Park with food trucks, drinks, music and entertainment that is open to the public. They have the support of the Jacksonville Film and Television Office, Kessler Creative and PRI Productions. Filming weekend is Friday, May 17th through Sunday, May 19th. With their “thinking outside the box” approach, they partnered with MOSH and will have the screenings at the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium 7pm-9pm, on Tuesday, May 21st (Screening Group A), Wednesday, May 22nd (Screening Group B) and Thursday, May 23 rd (Screening Group C). The Best Of / Awards Show will be held 7pm-10pm on Wednesday, May 29 th with a rooftop-style reception at the same location. They want this event to be an experience for all who attend. Tickets are available at the MOSH box office or online at www.themosh.org/event/jacksonville48filmproject. Team registration is open at www.48hourfilm.com/Jacksonville.
  • 04/25/2019 9:00 am - 04/25/2019 12:00 pm
    25th Mandarin Women’s Club’s Annual Game Day Doors open 9:00am Ramada Inn Mandarin, 3130 Hartley Road Reservations by April 11th; mcshell@comcast.net (904) 859-6299
  • 04/27/2019 8:00 am - 04/27/2019 1:00 pm

    SHEARWATER HOSTS THIRD ANNUAL 5K ON THE TRAILS

    The 5K and Fun Run Event is Open to the Public

    and All Proceeds Go to St. Johns County Public Schools

     

    WHAT:            Shearwater, the master-planned residential community on County Road 210, is inviting the public to participate in its third annual “5K on the Trails and Fun Run/Walk” on April 27 to celebrate healthy living and raise money for local St. Johns County schools.

    This event is open to the public and allows participants to experience Shearwater while running on the community’s trails and wide paths that weave through preserved natural habitat.

    The post-race celebration at the Kayak Club will offer craft beer, water, energy bars, games for the family and more. All event activities will conclude by 10:00 a.m. The first 200 runners to register will receive an event t-shirt, and runners 21+ will receive a Shearwater pint glass. Custom medals will be awarded to the first 200 finishers. Those who register late and on the day of the race are not guaranteed an event shirt or pint glass.

    In addition to the 5K festivities that morning, Toll Brothers at Shearwater will be celebrating the Grand Opening event for their new single-family luxury homes in The Falls. The event includes family fun activities and tours of the brand-new Anna Maria model home.

    HOW:              All proceeds from the 5K and Fun Run will benefit various wellbeing initiatives at Timberlin Creek Elementary School, Switzerland Point Middle School and Bartram Trail High School.

    WHEN:             Saturday, April 27, 2019

                            8 a.m. – 5K Start

                            9 a.m. – 1 mile Fun Run/Walk Start

                            11 a.m. – Toll Brothers Grand Opening

    WHERE:           Shearwater Kayak Club

                            100 Kayak Way, St Augustine FL 32092

    For more information and to register for the event, visit shearwaterliving.com/5K.

  • 04/27/2019 12:00 pm - 04/27/2019 3:00 pm
    Archaeologist to Discuss Crime Scene Reconstruction The Archaeological Institute of America—Jacksonville Society will meet at noon on April 27, 2019, in Building 51 at the University of North Florida to hear a lecture by Dr. John Schultz, Professor at the University of Central Florida. The title of the lecture is “The Application of Archaeological Methods for Forensic Archeological Research.” A biological anthropologist with specializations in forensic anthropology and forensic archaeology, Schultz is also a consulting forensic anthropologist for the Districts 9 and 25 Medical Examiner’s Office.  His projects have addressed search and recovery issues involving decomposing bodies and skeletal remains in order to develop evidence-based guidelines for forensic practitioners.  This lecture will present a discussion of two research projects that involve incorporating archaeological methods for crime scene reconstruction. The lecture is free and open to the public. There will be refreshments afterwards in the Archaeology Lab. On Saturday, parking is free and the staff/faculty/vendor spaces are open to everyone. For more information, contact Melva Price at (904)241-9411 or aiajaxsoc@gmail.com.
  • 05/01/2019 10:00 am - 05/01/2019 3:00 pm
    Jacksonville Career Fair
    Wednesday May 1st at 10 am!
    Companies will be hiring for hundreds of jobs in a variety of industries.
    Our next job fair event will be taking place on Wednesday May 1st, 2019 at The Prime Osborn Convention Center located at 1000 Water Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32204. This is a unique opportunity for job seekers to get guaranteed face time and make personal connections with recruiters and hiring managers from some of Northeast Florida's best companies and organizations. Companies and organizations will be looking to fill "Hundreds of Positions" in a variety of industries.  Click on the links below for our current roster of partners who will be recruiting at this event.
  • 05/04/2019 9:00 am - 05/04/2019 11:00 am
    Hug a Survivor Celebration- UNF Osprey Plaza

    Date/Time: Saturday, May 4th   from 9:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.

    UNF-Osprey Plaza

    Join us on May 4, 2019 for the 5th Annual Hug a Survivor celebration. We invite everyone in the community to join us for this fun, family-friendly and free event to support all fighters and celebrate all survivors with keynote speaker Shannon Miller.

    hugasurvivor.com

  • 05/04/2019 9:00 am - 05/06/2019 2:00 pm
    Summary: Local artists strive to share their love of nature and the arts by capturing the natural landscape through open air painting. Jacksonville, FL April 27th: a group of local artists will be painting at the Mandarin Garden Club putting their skills to work capturing the beautiful gardens and landscape. First Coast Plein Air painters is a local group of artists whose members are dedicated to capturing the raw landscape in ‘open air’ paintings. They paint all over Jacksonville and the surrounding areas. ‘Our goal is to not only share our love of nature through our art but to help and encourage others to participate in the joy of outdoor painting.’ -Marilyn Antram To accomplish this goal FCPAP artists get together to paint multiple times a month in varying locations around Jacksonville. We also hold a monthly member meeting where we have demos by local artists, guest speakers, and artist critiques. ‘We are always looking for new members to come paint with us. That's why we are here; to support each other and help each other learn more about plein-air landscape painting’ said FCPAP President Stephen Dunn. Come out and see artists paint plein-air: April 27th from 8am-2pm at the Mandarin Garden Clubs plant sale. May 4th, 5th, and 6th artists will be painting at Walter Jones Historical Park in Mandarin. And At the Mandarin Garden Club on May 4th from 9am-2pm for the 50th anniversary celebration of the nature garden. First Coast Plein-Air Painters is a nonprofit organization based in JacksonvilleFL. We are dedicated to supporting local artists both professional and amateur in their pursuit of ‘open air painting’ education and success.
  • 05/04/2019 11:00 am - 05/04/2019 1:00 pm
    POWER- Passionate & Outstanding Women Embracing Resiliency

    Date/Time: Saturday, May 4th  at 11:00 a.m.

    UNF-Osprey Plaza

    POWER is a unique program offering women the opportunity to support each other throughout their cancer journey. Whether newly diagnosed or a cancer survivor for many years, POWER encourages women with all types of cancer to participate in shared experiences with each other through fun activities offered throughout Jacksonville.

  • 05/05/2019 10:00 am - 05/05/2019 2:00 pm
    Murals & Melodies with Soul Life and the Goodness Tour
    A Mental Health Awareness Healing HeARTS and Soul Family Festival
    Jacksonville, FL, April 8, 2019. Soul Life invites you and your family to become part of an artistic legacy and help us paint a lasting mural in Jacksonville at Child Guidance Center's Main Office on Sunday May 5, 10 am to 2 pm. The mural will provide messages of HOPE brought to us by Soul Life and world featured artist, Benjamin Swatez. Luc and the Lovingtons, a World-Soul-Reggae Band, will perform a live interactive concert while we Dance, Paint and Create from our HeARTS.
    Activities include group mural painting, live concert, Natural Life craft tents, food trucks meals for purchase & more!  Bring lawn chairs and wear your painting clothes. A film crew will be at this event to make a music video.
    Event Date/Time: Sunday, May 5, 10 am-2 pm
    Location: The Child Guidance Center, 5776 St. Augustine Road, Jacksonville, FL (Park at San Jose Elementary School across the street from The Child Guidance Center).
    Registrations are limited. Tickets are available for purchase in advance at Eventbrite.com (Google Murals and Melodies or click here). Admission is $10.  Children 3 and under are free. All proceeds benefit The Goodness Tour and the Child Guidance Center. All minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian/parent. On-site waivers must be signed by legal guardians/parents prior to admission.
    About the Goodness Tour
    The Goodness Tour, founded by Benjamin Swatez and Luc Renaud, is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing music and art experiences to people facing adversity all over the world. The tour brings free music to refugee camps, disaster zones, homeless shelters, hospitals, handicap centers, youth crisis shelters and anywhere that humans are in need of psycho-social support and a positive outlet for expression. For more see thegoodnesstour.org.
    About Luc and the Lovingtons
    Luc and Lovingtons are a band known for their high-energy live interactive shows, live painting and authentic and powerful messages of Peace and Love. They come with a sincerity and engaging style that leaves all listeners touched with an undeniable feel-good-ness. Luc and the Lovingtons are truly an inspiring and refreshing group that shares their hearts with fans from all walks of life all over the world.
    Check out this joy-filled Luc and the Lovingtons music video with Syrian refugees in Jordan (produced by Jason Mraz), Welcome To My House.  As Jason Mraz says Luc and the Lovingtons are "one of my favorite groups, I think they're one of the most heart centered bands out there today."  That is exactly why Soul Life had to bring them to Jacksonville! For more on Luc and the Lovingtons, see lucandthelovingtons.com.
    About Child Guidance Center
    Child Guidance Center’s mission is to invest in the community by providing counseling and support services to assist children and families in reaching their fullest potential. Building on over 66 years of excellence, their vision is to improve the lives of children and families by offering a full range of comprehensive, state of the art behavioral health services. They serve over 5,000 children annually in our community. For more about the Child Guidance Center see www.childguidancecenter.org.
    About Soul Life
    The Soul Life mission is to create community connections, heart healing and soulful, conscious living opportunities through workshops, events and wellness platforms. Dr. Chez Leeby teaches tools for healthy living from a multidisciplinary and experiential approach. Dr. Leeby combines and integrates psychology, family therapy, holistic health, art therapy, mindfulness, meditation, movement and soul expression through customized workshops, private wellness parties, therapeutic groups for adults and teens, couples groups, individual and family therapy and 12-week Transformation Programs. For more about Soul Life and Dr. Leeby, see.www.soullife.us.
  • 05/09/2019 9:00 am - 05/09/2019 12:00 pm

     Mother’s Day Adoption Event; local foster children find a forever home just in time for Mother’s Day

     WHERE:       Courtroom 204, Duval County Courthouse, 501 W. Adams St., Downtown Jacksonville

     WHO:             Foster children and their adoptive families               

    The Hon. David Gooding

    Bob Miller, CEO, Family Support Services

    Thea Ramirez, Adoption-Match

    Elizabeth Wynter, Executive Director, Selfless Love Foundation

     

    WHEN:          Thursday, May 9, 2019  9:00 – 9:30 a.m. – media interviews with families and Judge Gooding

    [Contact FSS to schedule an interview] Adoption proceedings begin at 10:00 a.m.

     On Thursday, May 9, the Hon. David Gooding will host a special Mother’s Day Adoption Event to unite local foster children with their new adoptive moms. The Hon. David Gooding created the event as a way to finalize adoptions in time for the children and families to have a memorable day in court, creating a bond that is made official in time for Mother’s Day.

     “Every child deserves a loving and caring ‘forever home,’ and this ceremony means the adoptive moms will have their new child or children permanently in their home for Mother’s Day,” said Judge Gooding. “This is a celebration of love for these families and children. Through our community’s involvement, the commitment to adoption and the various agency teams, our children have better outcomes with a permanent loving family.”

     The event will also feature the first Mother’s Day union utilizing Family-Match adoption software.

  • 05/10/2019 8:00 pm - 05/10/2019 9:31 pm
    ST. AUGUSTINE ORCHESTRA CONCERT FOCUSES ON OUTER SPACE IN TRIBUTE TO MOON LANDING The season finale concert of the St. Augustine Orchestra, “Out of this World”, will be a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 voyage to the moon with a selection of other-worldly tunes that highlight people’s long love affair with the universe. Just 114 miles south of St. Augustine in July of 1969, the rocket set off from Cape Canaveral and the world watched what seemed like an impossible feat to land on the moon. A few years earlier, in 1966, Star Trek debuted on TV, captivating people’s imagination of what could be ‘out there’. The St. Augustine Orchestra concert will include music from 2001: A Space Odyssey, Apollo 13, Wicked, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, ET the Extra-Terrestrial, Star Trek, Star Wars, and Debussy’s Clair delune. “We are excited to be performing such an enjoyable selection of music that will remind the audience of how frequently outer space has captured our imaginations,” said Maestro Scott Gregg. “We’re so lucky living here in St. Augustine that we can still see rockets after blast off and enjoy beautiful nighttime skies.” This concert is part of the Romanza Festivale of the Arts and will take place Friday, May 10th at 8:00 pm at the Lightner Museum. Tickets are $22.00 for adults over age 18; $12 for youth 11-17 years old; and free for youth 10 and under. Tickets are available for purchase at https://staugustineorchestra.ticketleap.com/season-finale/ and tickets may also be available for sale at the door if the concert isn’t sold out. The box office opens at 7:30 pm with general seating. The St. Augustine Orchestra is completing its 57th Season and was awarded Folio Magazine’s first ‘Best of St. Augustine’ Reader’s Poll as Best Large Band/Orchestra in the city. For more information, please contact: Sheila Kolesaire Board Member Marketing skolesaire@gmail.com 973-687-0188
  • 05/12/2019 10:30 am - 05/12/2019 1:30 pm
    Come have fun and support the Nease Media center! This a Mother’s Day treat and a fundraiser for media center to continue providing great events, activities, & author visits. Mother’s Day Extravanganza When: Sunday, May 12th, 2019  10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Where: 10531 Brightman Blvd,  Jacksonville, FL 32246 The Package: 3 hours of unlimited golf Breakfast buffet  $50 per person Come have fun and support the Nease Media center! This a Mother’s Day treat and a fundraiser for media center to continue providing great events, activities, & author visits. (Pay Mrs. Milian with cash or check made payableto NHS)
  • 05/13/2019 5:00 pm - 05/13/2019 7:00 pm

    Juntos Contra el Cáncer

    Date/Time: Monday, May 13th  at 5:00 p.m.

    Ackerman Cancer Center – Jacksonville, 10881 San Jose Boulevard

    Juntos Contra el Cáncer (Together against Cancer) is a program offering support and education for cancer patients and survivors in the Hispanic community of Northeast Florida.

  • 05/13/2019 6:00 pm - 05/13/2019 8:00 pm

    Living with Lung Cancer Support Network

    Date/Time: Monday, May 13th  at 6:00 p.m.

    Ackerman Cancer Center – Jacksonville, 10881 San Jose Boulevard

    Living with Lung Cancer Support Network is an educational program for Lung Cancer patients and their caregivers.The program is not only open to cancer patients in Duval County, but aims to be a support network, online and in-person, for anyone in Northeast Florida in need of lung cancer education. To RSVP or for more information, contact Georgia Pennington at (904) 880-5522.

  • 05/15/2019 12:00 pm - 05/15/2019 3:30 pm
    904 Naturalist Series ~ Exploring the Life of Plants & Trees
    When: May 15, 17, 22, 23, 24, and 29 from 12:30-3:30pm
    Where: Main Library Branch and various locations around St. Johns County
    Details: Learn about the diverse environment that surrounds us and become a 904 Naturalist. There will be four programs with each one comprised of six classes held over three weeks. The fourth and last program is focused on Exploring the Life of Plants & Trees. Participants must be able to attend all six classes. This program is FREE and open to adults ages 18 and up. Life of Plants & Trees Registration. For more info, contact AyoLane Halusky at ahalusky@sjcfl.us or 904-209-0348.
  • 05/15/2019 5:30 pm - 05/15/2019 8:00 pm
    T H E L O C A L I M P A C T O F A N A T I O N A L C R I S I S, H O W S T. J O H N S I S R E S P O N D I N G,  A N D W H A T W E C A N D O T O G E T H E R A Community Conversation Fentanyl Food Served at 5:30 PM MAY 15, 2019 | 6 PM - 8 PM NATIONAL GUARD ARMORY 190 San Marco Ave, Saint Augustine Moderated by: Mike Davis Panelists From: Flager Hospital EPIC Behavioral Healthcare SMA Healthcare St. Johns County’s School District St. Johns County’s Sheriff Department This crisis is a community health emergency in St. Johns County, affecting all ages, cultural backgrounds, income levels and neighborhoods. For more information or questions, please contact Bridget Hennessy at BridgetPact@yahoo.com.
  • 05/17/2019 3:00 pm - 05/17/2019 5:00 pm
    "Ask the Expert" about Assisted Living May 17th 3PM-5PM Starling San Jose (904) 510-5482 9075 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville Fl 32257
  • 05/17/2019 4:00 pm - 05/17/2019 4:45 pm
    Kid's Beach Yoga
    • Friday, May 17 from 4-4:45pm
    Where: SJC Pier Pavilion, 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach
    Details: Learn to relax your mind and body with some simple, kid-friendly stretches, exercises, and activities. Please wear loose clothing and bring your own towel or mat. This program is FREE and open to kids ages 4 to 12. Kids Yoga Details. For more info, contact Kelly Ussia at kussia@sjcfl.us or 904-209-0335.
  • 05/17/2019 7:00 pm - 05/17/2019 9:00 pm
    Holy Spirit Conference on May17-19.. Solid Rock Church Mandarin 12855 Old St Augustine Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32258 ph (904) 268-8895 www.src-ministries.org Hosted by Bishop Vernon and Lady Cynthia Walker Guest Evangelist: Carl & Lady Theresa Brown from Baton Rouge LA Come and Experience 3 Days of "The Out Pouring of the Holy Spirit" Friday Night 7:00PM Saturday 10 AM Sunday 10 Am
  • 05/18/2019 8:30 am - 05/18/2019 2:00 pm
    Colton’s Heart, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the children of Jacksonville and the Northeast Florida community.  Our mission is to provide financial support to families when their child is suddenly faced with a life threatening injury or illness.   It is inspired by a boy who even at a young age had a very kind and gentle spirit and loved helping others.  With Colton’s tragic loss at just 11 years old, we couldn’t allow his light to go dim.  He was an organ donor which included his heart and gave 4 people the gift of life. Just like the boy it’s named after, Colton’s Heart is genuine, gracious and giving.  We feel his love all around us – so we joyfully celebrate this unending light through this foundation.   We are hosting our 2nd Annual Colton’s Heart Charity Golf Tournament on May 18, 2019 at Bent Creek Golf Club, and we reaching out to our local Jacksonville merchants/businesses/companies to invite you to help support our event.   Bent Creek Golf Course, 11440 Tournament Lane, Jacksonville, FL 32222 May 18, 2019 Registration Starting Tee Time 8:30 a.m. Entry Fee: $75.00 includes lunch, Range balls (pre-tournament) Register Today: www.ColtonsHeart.org  On behalf of the Colton’s Heart Board of Directors, THANK YOU in advance for your support!
  • 05/18/2019 9:00 am - 05/18/2019 12:00 pm

    Junior Achievement of North Florida is partnering with Fidelity Investments and Duval County Public Schools’ Parent Academy for the Family Finance and Fun Day on Saturday, May 18 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The day is designed for families to come together for hands-on workshops on financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. The event is free and open to parents and children from pre-kindergarten to 12th-grade. Space is limited to 150 families or 550 people and registration is required. Breakfast, snacks, and lunch are included. To register, visit bit.ly/familyfinancefun or call (904) 398-9944 ext. 227 or (904) 390-2960. The event will be held at the Schultz Center at 4019 Boulevard Center Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32207.

    The purpose of the day is to bring families together to encourage both adults and children to be wise when making financial choices for the family. The day is comprised of workshops for both adults and kids. Adults can choose between sessions on four topics; budget, credit, saving and investing, and home buying. The children’s sessions will follow the JA curriculum designed for each age group which teaches the students how to apply what they are learning in school to the real world.

    Families will also participate together in the Family Finance and Fun Day game show with a chance to win gift cards, baskets and more. Families will receive two free tickets to the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. Information will be available from local summer camps, the Duval County Schools’ Parents Academy, plus families will be able to find information on banking and investing.

  • 05/18/2019 10:00 am - 05/18/2019 1:00 pm
    Holy Spirit Conference on May17-19.. Solid Rock Church Mandarin 12855 Old St Augustine Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32258 ph (904) 268-8895 www.src-ministries.org Hosted by Bishop Vernon and Lady Cynthia Walker Guest Evangelist: Carl & Lady Theresa Brown from Baton Rouge LA Come and Experience 3 Days of "The Outpouring of the Holy Spirit" Friday Night 7:00PM Saturday 10 AM Sunday 10 Am
  • 05/18/2019 12:00 pm - 05/18/2019 1:00 pm
    Archaeologist to Discuss Florida Mission System The Archaeological Institute of America—Jacksonville Society will meet at noon on May 18, 2019 in Building 51 at the University of North Florida to hear a lecture by Dr. Keith Ashley, a professor of archaeology at UNF. The title of the lecture is “Mocama Indians and Spanish Missions: Life Beneath the Bell.” When most people think of Spanish Missions, they think of California, New Mexico, or even Texas. What many do not realize is that the Spanish Mission system in Florida occurred earlier and lasted longer than it did in any of those other areas. Among the Mocama-speaking Timucua of northeastern Florida, mission communities existed  between 1587 and 1702. This lecture discusses Mocama life under the mission bell, with emphasis on archaeological excavations at San Juan del Puerto and Santa Cruz de Guadalquini in Jacksonville. The lecture is free and open to the public. Complimentary refreshments will be served afterwards in the Archaeology Lab. On Saturday parking is free, and the faculty/staff/vendor spaces are open to everyone. For more information, contact Melva Price at (904)241-9411 or aiajaxsoc@gmail.com.
  • 05/19/2019 12:30 pm - 05/19/2019 5:00 pm
    Tee Up 4 Troops Golf Tournament Tee Up 4 Troops Golf Tournament presented by Mercedes-Benz USA will be held May 19 to benefit Truckin4Troops.org, a nonprofit organization that benefits veterans. The tournament will be held at Blue Sky Golf Course at 1700 Monument Rd. Golfers will be treated to a boxed lunch at 12:30 p.m. followed by a shotgun start at 2 p.m. for the charity golf scramble. The format is a four-player Captain’s choice and prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place. There will also be raffle prizes, a putting contest and live auction. The tournament will be followed by an awards ceremony and dinner. Golfers and sponsors can register for the event at https://golfbluesky.com/ under the tournament and events page. Additional information and details on how you can help can be obtained by contacting local tournament director BigJeff Streif at (904) 349-7976 orbigjeffgolf@gmail.com. Truckin4troops.org is a Maryland based non-profit organization that brings hope to heroes by providing transportation, quality of life services, logistics support, and help for disabled troops to attain special need vehicles. More information can be found about the organization at truckin4troops.org.
  • 05/19/2019 1:00 pm - 05/19/2019 3:00 pm

    TWEEN MUSEUM DAY HOSTED BY THE JUNIOR DOCENTS

    MAY 19, 2019 1 TO 3 P.M.

    Free | No registration required Rising 6th graders youth and their adults are invited to tour the Museum with current Junior Docents and learn more about this exciting youth program. For further information, please email Juniordocents@cummermuseum.org or call 904.355.0630
  • 05/20/2019 6:00 pm - 05/20/2019 8:00 pm

    Men Helping Men – Prostate Cancer Support Group

    Date/Time: Monday, May 20th  at 6:00 p.m.

    Ackerman Cancer Center- Jacksonville 10881 San Jose Boulevard

    Hosted by Ackerman Cancer Center

    Men Helping Men is an educational program developed to help men make informed decisions throughout their prostate cancer journey.

  • 05/21/2019 10:00 am - 05/21/2019 12:00 pm
    May 21 from 10a-12p at Starling San Jose 9075 San Jose Blvd …. Lunch to follow  
  • 05/21/2019 6:00 pm - 05/21/2019 8:00 pm

    Head and Neck Cancer Support Group (SPOHNC)

    Date/Time: Tuesday, May 21st  at 6:00 p.m.

    Ackerman Cancer Center – Jacksonville, 10881 San Jose Boulevard

    SPOHNC is a support group for oral, head and neck cancer patients. Our educational meetings provide valuable information to those newly diagnosed, survivors, family members and friends. To RSVP or for more information, contact Chelsea Foote at (904) 880-5522.

  • 05/23/2019 10:00 am - 05/23/2019 1:00 pm
    Mandarin Women’s Club Welcomes State Attorney Melissa Nelson - May 23rd Doors open 10:30a.m. Ramada Inn Mandarin, 3130 Hartley Road Reservations by May 16th; mcshell@comcast.net (904) 859-6299
  • 05/23/2019 12:30 pm - 05/23/2019 3:30 pm
    When: May 15, 17, 22, 23, 24, and 29 from 12:30-3:30pm
    Where: Main Library Branch and various locations around St. Johns County
    Details: Learn about the diverse environment that surrounds us and become a 904 Naturalist. There will be four programs with each one comprised of six classes held over three weeks. The fourth and last program is focused on Exploring the Life of Plants & Trees. Participants must be able to attend all six classes. This program is FREE and open to adults ages 18 and up. Life of Plants & Trees Registration. For more info, contact AyoLane Halusky at ahalusky@sjcfl.us or 904-209-0348.
  • 05/24/2019 12:30 pm - 05/24/2019 3:30 pm
    When: May 15, 17, 22, 23, 24, and 29 from 12:30-3:30pm
    Where: Main Library Branch and various locations around St. Johns County
    Details: Learn about the diverse environment that surrounds us and become a 904 Naturalist. There will be four programs with each one comprised of six classes held over three weeks. The fourth and last program is focused on Exploring the Life of Plants & Trees. Participants must be able to attend all six classes. This program is FREE and open to adults ages 18 and up. Life of Plants & Trees Registration. For more info, contact AyoLane Halusky at ahalusky@sjcfl.us or 904-209-0348.
  • 05/25/2019 9:30 am - 05/25/2019 10:30 am

    ART FOR TOTS: CIRCLES AND SEA OF THE EAR RINGS

    MAY 25, 2019 9:30 TO 10:30 A.M.

    Members $10, Non-Members $15 per pair | Registration required Ages 2 & 3 with an adult Join us for this monthly program that helps develop a child’s sensory and motor skills through art, movement, music, and storytelling. In this class children will view Sea of the Ear Rings by Takashi Soga and try to create circles with their bodies and friends, possibly seeking to defy gravity as Soga does in his work. Back in the studio, children will create art inspired by this unique sculptor. Entry is through Art Connections. Class size is limited. For further information, please email education@cummermuseum.org or call 904.355.0630.
  • 05/30/2019 7:00 pm - 05/30/2019 9:00 pm
    The next Veterans Council meeting will be on Thursday, May 30, 7 pm, in the county Health & Human Services building, 200 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, in the Muscovy room on the first floor.

    The speaker will be famed historian Dr. Susan Parker who will speak about “Military Families of Colonial St. Augustine”.

    We hope you will all be able to join us for this very informative evening.

  • 06/05/2019 3:00 pm - 06/05/2019 5:00 pm

    June 5th: Open House

    3:00-5:00pm,  Starling at Nocatee-999 Crosswater Pkwy, Ponte Vedra, Fl. 32081

    Light refreshments will be served.  Tours every 15 minutes.  No RSVP Necessary.

  • 06/06/2019 10:30 am - 06/06/2019 12:00 pm

    Summer Reading and Math Volunteer Opportunities

     If you are willing to spend a little time this summer helping others, there is an opportunity waiting for you!  RSVP of St. Johns County is looking for community members to assist once a week in the summer reading or algebra programs in the St. Johns County School District.  Hours are flexible, and even if you are traveling this summer you can help out while you are in town.

     Orientation for reading volunteers is Thursday, June 6 from 10:30 a.m. – noon at the Fullerwood Auditorium, 10 Hildreth Drive, St. Augustine, FL 32084.  Orientation for algebra volunteers is Monday, June 24 from 11 a.m. – noon at St. Augustine High School, 3205 Varella Avenue, St. Augustine, FL 32084.

    “There are students who can greatly benefit from the help of those willing to give just a small amount of their time,” said Cheryl Freeman, RSVP director.  “Assistance from community volunteers can make all the difference in helping these students succeed.”

    To make a training reservation or for more information, contact RSVP at (904) 547-3952 or Cheryl.Freeman@stjohns.k12.fl.us.

  • 06/07/2019 6:00 pm - 06/07/2019 9:00 pm
    SUMMER CONCERT SERIES TROPICAL LUAU PARTY Enjoy the summer evening, eat delicious Polynesian cuisine and  listen to great music. Wear your favorite Hawaiian Shirt. JUNE 7TH • FRIDAY • 6PM - 9PM STARLING AT SAN JOSE 9075 SAN JOSE BLVD
  • 06/11/2019 4:30 pm - 06/11/2019 6:00 pm
    American Legion Mandarin "Fallen Heroes" Post 372 “Office Hours” from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at the Elks Lodge
  • 06/13/2019 6:00 pm - 06/13/2019 8:00 pm
    General Assembly meets the 2nd Thursday of the month starting at 7:00 PM preceded by a social hour which starts at 6:00 PM. We meet at the Mandarin/St. Johns Elks lodge, 4280 Old St. Augustine Road, Jacksonville, FL.
  • 06/15/2019 10:00 am - 06/15/2019 3:00 pm
    Military, Veteran & Family Resources ALL UNDER ONE ROOF!
    Career and Employment Services, Transition and Business Opportunities, Home & Family Services, Information Technology Legal, Financial & Insurance Information, Education and Training, Healthcare, Banking, Logistics and more…
    Saturday, June 15, 2019 10 am - 3 pm
    University Of North Florida Adam W Herbert University Center 12000 Alumni Dr. Jacksonville, Fl 32224
  • 06/16/2019 10:00 am - 06/16/2019 12:00 pm
    The American Legion Riders Chapter 372 meets on the 3rd Sunday of the month starting at 10:00. They also meet at the Elks lodge
  • 06/22/2019 2:00 pm - 06/22/2019 6:00 pm
    Matthew Webb Memorial Golf Tournament 06/22 FOUR-PERSON TEAM 9-HOLE WITH SHOTGUN START| $60 PER PERSON  Four-Player Captain's Choice. Each player will hit a tee shot. All players will play from the best selected spot. Continue this procedure until the hole is complete.  ST. JOHNS GOLF CLUB, 4900 CYPRESS LINKS BLVD, ELKTON, FL 32033 S A TU R D A Y, JU N E 22 N D  F R EE R A N GE B A LLS A T 2 P. M .  S H OTGU N ST A R T A T 3 P. M . The tournament is a fundraiser for the family of Matthew Webb, a St. Johns County Parks and Recreation Department employee who passed away from cancer earlier this year. Matthew was 29, and survived by his wife, Stephanie, and 10- month old son, Hudson. All proceeds will benefit the Hudson Ray Webb College Fund. For additional information or to register, contact Kara Pound at kpound@sjcfl.us or 904-209-0383.
  • 06/24/2019 11:00 am - 06/24/2019 12:00 pm

    Summer Reading and Math Volunteer Opportunities

     If you are willing to spend a little time this summer helping others, there is an opportunity waiting for you!  RSVP of St. Johns County is looking for community members to assist once a week in the summer reading or algebra programs in the St. Johns County School District.  Hours are flexible, and even if you are traveling this summer you can help out while you are in town.

     Orientation for reading volunteers is Thursday, June 6 from 10:30 a.m. – noon at the Fullerwood Auditorium, 10 Hildreth Drive, St. Augustine, FL 32084.  Orientation for algebra volunteers is Monday, June 24 from 11 a.m. – noon at St. Augustine High School, 3205 Varella Avenue, St. Augustine, FL 32084.

     “There are students who can greatly benefit from the help of those willing to give just a small amount of their time,” said Cheryl Freeman, RSVP director.  “Assistance from community volunteers can make all the difference in helping these students succeed.”

     To make a training reservation or for more information, contact RSVP at (904) 547-3952 or Cheryl.Freeman@stjohns.k12.fl.us.

  • 06/25/2019 11:00 am - 06/25/2019 8:00 pm

    Community Celebration and Book Signing for “Northern Lights” by Cathy Parker

    The community is invited to a celebration of the launch of the book “Northern Lights” by Cathy Parker. Come visit Bono’s Pit Bar-B-Q in Julington Creek on Tuesday, June 25 between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. for the party and book signing with Cathy. Bono’s is located at 100 Bartram Oaks Walk in St. Johns, Fla.

    “Northern Lights” is the inspirational true story of how football helped to build bridges between cultures and transform communities. It tells the story of how our Florida community came together to help a high school football team 4,000 miles away in the Northernmost place in America. The movement started in 2006 after Cathy, a Bartram Trail High School coach’s wife and football mom, saw an ESPN feature on the team in Barrow, Alaska. She felt a calling to help the boys in the struggling community who were playing on a gravel field in the frozen tundra. With the help of the school system, churches, civic clubs, Bartram Head Football Coach Darrell Sutherland and many others, more than half a million dollars was raised in six months to build an artificial-turf stadium for the boys of Barrow.

    Joining Parker at the event will be Honnie Korngold, the producer of the Northern Lights movie and Parker’s son, Kyle Parker, a former player with the Colorado Rockies and a former Clemson college football and baseball star. Evan Hall, a former Bartram Trail football player, will also be at the celebration. He was one of two Bartram Trail players chosen to fly to Alaska in 2007 for the first game on the new artificial-turf field.

    More information about “Northern Lights” can be found at northernlightsbook.com.

  • 06/25/2019 6:00 pm - 06/25/2019 8:00 pm
    St. Johns County Solid Waste and Recycling Rates Workshops St. Johns County, FL – St. Johns County is hosting a series of public workshops to provide information regarding proposed recycling and solid waste rate increases. The meetings will allow residents to ask questions and receive material regarding the proposed new rates. Those wishing to participate are invited to attend any of the following public workshops: • June 11 | 6 to 7:30 p.m. | Ponte Vedra Library, 101 Library Blvd. • June 13 | 6 to 8 p.m. | Hastings Library, 6195 South Main St. • June 18 | 6 to 8 p.m. | St. Johns County Administration, 500 San Sebastian Vw. • June 20 | 6 to 8 p.m. | Southeast Library, 6670 U.S. 1 South. • June 25 | 6 to 8 p.m. | Switzerland Community Church, 2179 State Road 13. A final public hearing regarding the proposed special rate assessment is scheduled for the August 6, 2019 Board of County Commissioners regular meeting. For more information, please call 904.827.6980.
  • 06/27/2019 6:00 pm - 06/27/2019 8:00 pm

    Lightner After Hours

    Thursday, June 27, 6-8 pm

    Lightner After Hours: Sensational Summertime 

    A free monthly social event, where guests enjoy an early evening of music by talented local musicians’ Raisin Cake Orchestra, cocktails, light appetizers, and the elegant surroundings of The Lightner Museum lobby and first-floor exhibition galleries. This event is free and open to the public. Guests may enter through the Granada Street courtyard entrance (across from Lewis Auditorium).

  • 06/27/2019 7:00 pm - 06/27/2019 9:00 pm
    The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 372 meets on the 4th Thursday of the month starting at 7:00 PM. Meetings are held at the Elks Lodge. The Sons of the American Legion Squadron 372 also meets on the 4th Thursday of the month starting at 7:00 PM. Also at the Elks Lodge.
  • 07/08/2019 3:00 pm - 07/08/2019 4:00 pm
    SHARK TALK -MONDAY, JULY 8TH • 3PM-4PM MISUNDERSTOOD CREATURES OF THE SEA. JOIN COUNTY NATURALIST KELLY USSIA AND LEARN ABOUT THE SHARK SPECIES THAT FREQUENT OUR WATERS, THE UNIQUE ADAPTATIONS THESE ANIMALS HAVE, AND THE REAL FACTS ABOUT SHARK ATTACKS. ST. JOHNS GOLF CLUB, 4900 CYPRESS LINKS BLVD, ELKTON, FL 32033 RSVP TO KARA POUND AT KPOUND@SJCFL.US OR 904-209-0383
  • 07/11/2019 5:00 pm - 07/11/2019 7:00 pm
    St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop Trail Planning Public Meeting St. Johns County, Fl – St. Johns County is hosting a public meeting regarding the St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop trail from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 11 at the Guy Harvey Resort, 860 A1A Beach Blvd. County staff will provide information on the FDOT-funded project and planning study. The public is invited to attend and offer feedback. Attendees are encouraged to walk or bike to the meeting. For more information on the meeting or the St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop trail, or to give input if you are unable attend, please email rcooper@sjcfl.us or call 904.209.0111.
  • 07/12/2019 9:00 am - 07/12/2019 12:00 pm

    Friday Mornings in JaxParks – Summer Volunteer Projects

    Timucuan Parks Foundation has partnered with JaxParks for Friday Mornings in JaxParks – Summer Volunteer Projects. The organizations are looking for volunteers to join them Friday, July 12 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Dutton Island Preserve II at 2001 Dutton Island Rd. W.

    Volunteers are asked to meet at 9 a.m. in the parking area. They are asked to wear closed-toe shoes and bring work gloves, loppers, and clippers (if they have them), sunscreen, bug spray, a hat, sunglasses and a full reusable water bottle. Timucuan Parks Foundation will have additional work gloves, tools, and supplies and will provide Nature Valley granola bars and water. Volunteers of all ages are welcome. Volunteers under 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or scout leader during the project. Volunteers are eligible for community service hours.

    Volunteers can sign up at https://uwnefl.galaxydigital.com/need/?agency_id=86336. To receive a waiver or for more information, visit https://www.timucuanparks.org/volunteer/.

    This project is made possible through grants from Outdoor Foundation (a National Park Service Challenge grant), REI, and the National Environmental Education Foundation.

  • 07/17/2019 10:00 am - 07/17/2019 1:00 pm
    Our next job fair event will be taking place on Wednesday July 17th, 2019 at 10AM at The Prime Osborn Convention Center located at 1000 Water Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32204. This is a unique opportunity for job seekers to get guaranteed face time and make personal connections with recruiters and hiring managers from some of Northeast Florida's best companies and organizations. Companies and organizations will be looking to fill "Hundreds of Positions" in a variety of industries.  Click on the links below for our current roster of partners who will be recruiting at this event. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1baGEx8Dry-J7_-KNGAjLR7YYm5FBBJiT/view
  • 07/18/2019 9:00 am - 07/18/2019 2:00 pm
    Volunteer Opportunities with St. Johns County Boards and Committees St. Johns County, Fl – The St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners provides residents who have an interest in serving their community and participating in local government with a variety of board and committee opportunities. The volunteer positions consider and make recommendations regarding a myriad of topics including planning and zoning issues, development projects, libraries, parks and recreation facilities and programs, and arts, culture, and tourism matters. The following boards and committees are currently accepting applications: • Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (applications due July 18) • Health & Human Services Advisory (applications due July 24) • Housing Finance Authority (applications due July 26) • Contractors Review Board (applications due July 30) Please visit the Boards and Commission Webpage at www.sjcfl.us/Boards to view the requirements and duties of each board and committee, download an application, or contact the Board of County Commissioners office at 904.209.0300 or mlundquist@sjcfl.us for more information.  
  • 07/18/2019 6:30 pm - 07/18/2019 8:00 pm
    Bird Photography 101 A FREE Seminar Sponsored by Wild Birds Unlimited St Johns Announcing another free community program at Wild Birds Unlimited in St Johns! Join us July 18 th at 6:30 PM for a how-to seminar packed with valuable tips on how to attract, photograph and compose breathtaking images of your favorite birds. This entertaining and informative program is for beginners through experienced photographers. Regardless of the camera you own or experience level, you’re sure to come away inspired with ideas and tips for improving your skills. Our presenters, Gary Whiting and Cathy Murphy will share their favorite images and secrets on how to get a better shot! Gary is a certified FMNP Master Naturalist and photography instructor in the OLLI Continuing Education Program at the University of North Florida. Formerly with the FWC, Cathy is an experienced photography enthusiast and avid lifelong birder. Both are also staff associates at Wild Birds Unlimited. Seating is limited to the first 45 responses. Please RSVP at (904) 230-3242 or email wbujacksonville@yahoo.com to reserve and confirm your seat. The seminar is July 18 th at 6:30 PM in the Wild Birds Unlimited shop located at 450 N State Rd 13 N, Suite 108. That’s in the Julington Village Shopping Center (next to Publix).
  • 07/19/2019 9:00 am - 07/19/2019 12:00 pm

    Friday Mornings in JaxParks – Summer Volunteer Projects

    Timucuan Parks Foundation has partnered with JaxParks for Friday Mornings in JaxParks – Summer Volunteer Projects. The organizations are looking for volunteers to join them Friday, July 19 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Castaway Island Preserve at 2885 San Pablo Rd. S.

    Volunteers are asked to meet at 9 a.m. in the education center. They are asked to wear closed-toe shoes and bring work gloves, loppers, and clippers (if they have them), sunscreen, insect repellent, a hat, sunglasses and a full reusable water bottle. Timucuan Parks Foundation will have additional work gloves, tools, and supplies and will provide Nature Valley granola bars and water. Volunteers of all ages are welcome. Volunteers under 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or scout leader during the project. Volunteers are eligible for community service hours.

    Volunteers can sign up at https://uwnefl.galaxydigital.com/need/?agency_id=86336. To receive a waiver or for more information, visit https://www.timucuanparks.org/volunteer/.

    This project is made possible through grants from Outdoor Foundation (a National Park Service Challenge grant), REI, and the National Environmental Education Foundation.

  • 08/03/2019 8:00 am - 08/03/2019 10:00 am

    (JACKSONVILLE) – The public is invited to the Breakfast with Our Heroes to honor Purple Heart recipients, meet those that served and extend helping hands to homeless veterans in reemployment programs.  Salute our Nation’s Combat Wounded to commemorate the upcoming National Purple Heart Day on Aug 7th.

    Where:  Applebee’s, 5055 J. Turner Butler, Jacksonville 32216 near I-95 and US-1

    When:  Saturday, August 3, 2019, from 8 to 10 a.m.

    Seating is limited:  Cost is $12 each or 3 for $30.

    Purple Heart Recipients:  Complimentary

    For tickets, google:  Breakfast with our heroes in Jacksonville.

    Info, call:  904 373-8817

    There will be a food collection at this event for homeless veterans.  Needs listed at tickets link.

    We Can Be Heroes Foundation is an all volunteer not for profit 501(c)3 public foundation located in Jacksonville, FL.  The Foundation honors heroes and helps Veterans, Senior Citizens, Low-Income Families, and Students affected by government and other nonprofits budget cuts.  For more information, visit https://wecanbeheroesfoundation.org

  • 08/04/2019 12:00 pm - 08/04/2019 6:00 pm
    Music, barbecue and silent auction August 4, 2019 12:00pm – 6:00pm River House at Rivertown 90 Lanier Street, St Johns, FL 32259 Please RSVP to glo.alford@gmail.com or oct11@comcast.net
  • 08/06/2019 6:00 pm - 08/06/2019 7:30 pm
    St. Johns County 4-H Youth Development Program Seeks Volunteers St. Johns County, Fl – The St. Johns County 4-H Youth Development Program is seeking club and project volunteers to work with youth ages 5 to 18. Orientation for new club and project volunteers will be held from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6 at the St. Johns County UF/IFAS Extension Office, 3125 Agricultural Center Drive. Volunteers will have an opportunity to help local youth learn leadership, communication, and a variety of life skills through interactive topics, including animal and plant science, healthy living, citizenship, environmental education, technology, food preparation, and photography. Scheduling is flexible and volunteers determine subject areas they prefer. The 4-H Office will provide full assistance, including training, office support, resource materials, and project curriculum. For more information or to register for the volunteer orientation class, please call 904.209.0430.
  • 08/10/2019 3:00 pm - 08/10/2019 8:00 pm
    The Center for Spiritual Living St. Augustine is sponsoring a Back To School: Fun Day/Movie with Pizza Night event on Saturday, August 10th at 3pm. It is open to the community and free of charge. Love offering donations will benefit the Venus Manly scholarship fund. The North Florida Council, BSA will provide a 24ft Climbing Wall. Other outdoor games will include a Cornhole Toss, Horseshoe Toss, Lassoing, Knot making and Bobbing for Apples. The apples will be donated by the Publix Super Market. The before the Movie presentation at 5pm will include a talk focused on preparing youth for their best school year. Pizza Hut St Augustine is donating free pizza slices. The movie will be the Greatest Showman. All activities will be held at the Center for Spiritual Living, 1795 Old Moultrie Rd, St. Augustine; submit RSVPs to TongilaManly@gmail.com  or 904-228-4679.

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    Recognizing the need for continuing education for the young adults who graduate from high school; also acknowledging the high cost of education and some of the financial needs of our community, the Center for Spiritual Living (CSL) St Augustine established a scholarship fund in 2014 in the name of a young member, Venus Manly who was disabled with cerebral palsy and transitioned early in her young life. Also, CSL provides community support in the form of Back-to-school supplies for schools, Christmas gifts for youth and seniors, Easter baskets for seniors, regular donations to pantries, and ongoing community initiatives. CSL St. Augustine provides spiritual tools to transform our personal lives and help make the world a better place. We extend a warm welcome to all people in search of a spiritual community where they are embraced, affirmed and accepted for who they are, as well as inspired and supported to grow into their highest potential.  
  • 08/20/2019 10:00 am - 08/20/2019 3:00 pm
    Jacksonville Career Fair
    Tuesday August 20th at 10 am!
    Companies will be hiring for hundreds of jobs in a variety of industries.
    Good morning,
    You have helped us in the past share information with the Jacksonville community about our big job fair events so I'm asking for your help once again with our initiative to ensure that as many of our area's residents as possible have the the types of jobs and careers necessary to successfully provide for themselves and their families. Our next job fair event will be taking place on Tuesday August 20th, 2019 at The Prime Osborn Convention Center located at 1000 Water Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32204. This is a unique opportunity for job seekers to get guaranteed face time and make personal connections with recruiters and hiring managers from some of Northeast Florida's best companies and organizations. "OVER 30" Companies and organizations will be looking to fill "Hundreds of Positions" in a variety of industries.  Click on the links below for our current roster of partners who will be recruiting at this event.
  • 09/04/2019 2:00 pm - 09/04/2019 3:00 pm
    Increase mobility and prevent falls! Join the FREE Stay Active & Independent for Life (SAIL) fitness class! WHERE: Conviva Care Center – Dunn Ave. (1028 Dunn Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32218) WHEN: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from Sept. 4 – Nov. 27. 2019. TIME: 2-3 p.m. Classes meet 3 times a week for 1 hour. Participants receive: FREE exercise and information guide! For more information and registration call Northeast Florida AHEC (904) 482-0189.
  • 09/05/2019 6:30 pm - 09/05/2019 8:30 pm
    Free Stress Management Workshop for Caregivers of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder September 5th: 6:30 – 8:30 pm – Free Stress Management Workshop for Caregivers of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Please email S.rebeor@hotmail.com for details and to register. ​
    Where: First Florida Credit Union, 1950 CR 210 West, St. Johns 32259
  • 09/07/2019 9:30 am - 09/07/2019 11:30 am
    Free Stress Management Workshop for Caregivers of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder September 7th: 9:30 – 11:30 am – Free Stress Management Workshop for Caregivers of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Please email S.rebeor@hotmail.com for details and to register. ​
    Where: First Florida Credit Union, 1950 CR 210 West, St. Johns 32259
  • 09/07/2019 11:00 am - 09/07/2019 12:00 pm

    Jacksonville, Florida (July 2019) -   Jacksonville, Florida is proud to welcome Alexandra Nechita: Reimagined in its United States debut. The extraordinary collection of new works will be on exhibition and available for acquisition at Gallery 725, Jacksonville’s premier Fine Art Gallery.  GALLERY 725.  The limited engagement exhibition will open in previews August 30th, 2019, and there are three not-to-be missed Artist appearances in the gallery:

    SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH, 2019: 11:00 AM – NOON    CHILDREN’S EVENT

     

    SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH, 2019                     6 :00 PM – 8:00 PM

     

    SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2019                        1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

     From a very young age, Alexandra Nechita has been hailed as a true Artistic Force. Born in Romania in 1985, Nechita immigrated to the United States at one and a half years old. She began drawing as a toddler. At seven she was working with oil paints and acrylics and by eight years of age, she held her first solo exhibition at a local Los Angeles Library. Alexandra exploded onto the art scene at the age of nine. Her talent was instantly recognized as crowds came to see her often monumental paintings. Art critics and the media began telling the world about this rarest of child prodigies - a master of line and color – an artist with a visual language of her own. That visual language has been unfolding over the last several years, resulting in an extraordinary new body of work that will tour North America in 2019 and 2020. These works represent the years and growth between her time as a celebrated prodigy and the now mature Artist who sees the world through a different lens; while still capturing elements that made her a force in the Art World.

    Image:  The Romanian Athenaeum Park Installation

    The Romanian born Artist was commissioned in 2017 by the City of Bucharest for a public art installation; her extraordinary sculptures grace the Romanian Athenaeum.  This body of work was made as a tool to help democratize the art experience by virtue of public display. The sculptures are made of two aluminum sheets welded together and hand painted by Alexandra Nechita.

    “This ensemble of 8 sculptures function both literally and figuratively as a dialogue about duality and paradoxes. Formally speaking, the sculptures themselves are duplicitous in their composition and structure.

    Thematically, I wanted to address the duality between what is and what is not, the parallels and the contradictions that exist between reality and fantasy, between duty and aspiration. The concept of time and timing as a judge of our fate, is represented in the seemingly intangible whimsy of each piece; the past, the present, the future, our

    human nature to incessantly put up a fight against time. This body of work is a reconciliation of all these conflicts.”- 

    Alexandra Nechita

     

  • 09/14/2019 9:00 am - 09/14/2019 12:00 pm
    Moses Creek Kayak Trips
     Thursday, September 12 from 8-11am
    • Friday, September 13 from 8:30-11:30am
    • Saturday, September 14 from 9am-12pm
    • Sunday, September 15 from 10am-1pm
    Where: Matanzas River Access (east side 206 Bridge)
    Details: We’ve partnered with the Matanzas Riverkeeper for a guided trip of the Matanzas River and Moses Creek.
    • SJC Resident Providing Own Boat: $20 per person • Non SJC Resident Providing Own Boat: $30 per person • SJC Resident Using a County Boat: $40 per person • Non SJC Resident Using a County Boat: $50 per person •
    Registration: Contact Kelly Ussia at 904-209-0335 or kussia@sjcfl.us. When setting up a reservation, include a phone number, email, date of the trip you would like to attend, residency status, and if you will be using a county kayak. There is a 12-foot boat minimum for those bringing their own boats.
  • 09/17/2019 10:00 am - 09/17/2019 2:00 pm
    Jacksonville Career Fair, Tuesday September 17th at 10 am! Companies will be hiring for hundreds of jobs in a variety of industries.
    **Free Computer Lab to research companies, apply to jobs and customize your resume
    **Free admission and parking
    **Bilingual (Spanish) job seeker assistance will be available to help you land your new job **
    Companies and organizations will be looking to fill "Hundreds of Positions"  including the following:
  • 09/19/2019 6:30 pm - 09/19/2019 8:30 pm

    Migrating Birds of North Florida

    Thursday September 19 – 6:30PM

    Fall bird migration is upon us! Join Master Naturalist Gary Whiting and Expert Birder Cathy Murphy at Wild Birds Unlimited in Fruit Cove for a look at many common (and not so common) migrating bird species. Because Northeast Florida is a "flyway" for migration, we often enjoy many seasonal avian visitors from fall through spring. Learn how many species journey thousands of miles, some from the Arctic to the tip of South America.  You’ll enjoy stunning photos, amusing anecdotes, and interesting facts about how you can observe and attract many of these migrators to your own back yard.

    Space will be limited to the first 45 responses. Email wbujacksonville@yahoo.com or call (904) 230-3242 to reserve your seat. Presentation will be at Wild Birds Unlimited, 450 State Rd 13 North, Suite 108, St Johns, FL 32259. That's next to Publix in the Julington Village Shopping Center.

  • 09/20/2019 9:00 am - 09/20/2019 10:00 am

    Music: Mini Moments at JCDS!

    Friday, September 20, 2019

    9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

    Come gather round the drums! This developmental music and movement class will have you and your child singing, dancing, and learning to make rhythmic and tonal patterns, playing instruments, and using fun props together with music.

    Designed for two and three-year-olds along with a parent or caregiver, Mini Moments are your chance to participate in an interactive event with your child, make new friends, and learn about our school. This is a free event but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please email admissions@jcds.com.

    Location:  Jacksonville Country Day School, 10063 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, FL  32256; (904) 641-6644

    https://www.jcds.com/admissions/admissions-events

  • 09/20/2019 7:00 pm - 09/20/2019 9:00 pm
    Bat Talk and Walk
    When: Friday, September 20 from 7-9pm
    Where: Alpine Groves Park, 2060 FL-13, Switzerland
    Details: Join Park Naturalist AyoLane Halusky and learn about the creatures of the night. Explore Alpine Groves at sunset in search of resident bats who live in our park. Bring your questions and share stories about the night time forest activities. Please meet at the 2ndparking lot near the river. Bat Talk and Walk Registration. This program is FREE, but space is limited. For more info, contact AyoLane Halusky at ahalusky@sjcfl.us or 904-209-0348.
  • 09/21/2019 12:00 pm - 09/21/2019 3:00 pm
    Archaeologist to Discuss Ancient Dugout Canoes The Archaeological Institute of America—Jacksonville Society will meet at noon on Sept. 21, 2019 in Building 51 at the University of North Florida to hear a lecture by Donna Ruhl, Collections Manager at the Florida Museum of Natural History. The lecture is titled “Florida’s Ancient Dugout Canoes: More Canoes and Continuing Research Offer New Insights and Initiatives.” During a drought, 101 pre-contact period dugout canoes were recorded along the shoreline of Newnans Lake, now called Newnans Lake Canoe Site, the most unique of site its kind in North America. Research on the canoes has led to better interpretation of the ancient peopling of Florida, migration, mobility, trade, travel, paleoclimate and more. Modern technology has allowed researchers to source the woods used in the manufacture of the canoes and to better understand the role and significance of canoes in reconstructing paleoenvironment, past peoples’ lifeways and their ties to ancient water worlds. The lecture is free and open to the public, and complimentary refreshments will be served afterwards in the Archaeology Lab. On Saturdays, parking is free, and the faculty/staff/vendor spaces are open to everyone. For more information, contact Melva Price at (904)241-9411 or aiajaxsoc@gmail.com.
  • 09/24/2019 6:00 pm - 09/24/2019 9:00 pm

    Early Education Conference Brings Back Conscious Discipline Expert Nicole Mercer

                    On Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 6 – 9 p.m., Michele Block Gan Yeladim will hold its annual Early Childhood Professional Development Conference with keynote speaker Nicole Mercer at the JCA. This event is free and open to the early childhood educator community thanks to the generosity of The Chartrand Family Fund, The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida and CSX. For information, contact Theresa Levy at 730-2100 ext. 237 or theresa.levy@jcajax.org.

    About the Keynote Speaker

                    Nicole Mercer has been integrating and practicing the approach of Conscious Discipline® in her personal and work life since 2003. She was an early childhood teacher for 15 years and has worked with elementary age children through summer camps and substitute teaching. Her passion for positive learning environments for children led to the opening of her preschool in 2006 where she incorporated Conscious Discipline® into her curriculum. After four successful years using this approach, Nicole became a Conscious Discipline® Certified Instructor in 2009. She provides Conscious Discipline® workshops for parents, educators, schools and early childhood institutions. She holds an M.S. in Child Development from Florida State University and has presented at state and local conferences, provided workshops for private organizations and schools, conducted webinars for Florida’s Office of Early Learning, was an instructor for “Mind in the Making” course at Tallahassee Community College and was selected as a member of Florida’s Panel of Experts collaborative meeting for creating one set of four-year-old learning standards. Her professional roles include preschool teacher, administrator, early childhood specialist and developmental screening coordinator.

    Conference Details

    Nicole Mercer will deliver a keynote discussion on Building the School Family. This Michele Block Gan Yeladim Preschool and Kindergarten Annual Early Childhood Education Conference provides an important and accessible opportunity for educators throughout Northeast Florida to come together for a unique professional development opportunity. Participants engage in an inspiring educational evening that includes a stimulating keynote address, delicious dinner, continuing educational units (CEUs) and focused breakout sessions.

    In 2018, Michele Block Gan Yeladim introduced the Educator Support Network (ESN). This program brings Duval County early childhood education professionals together for a year of focused study with Mercer to elevate their everyday instructional practices and increase the opportunities for success in the classroom. Applications for the 2019-20 cohort are open now.  Contact theresa.levy@jcajax.org for details.

    About Michele Block Gan Yeladim

    Michele Block Gan Yeladim (MBGY) Preschool and Kindergarten at the Jewish Community Alliance provides unparalleled excellence in early childhood education.  Since our school opened in 1974, we nurture and facilitate each child’s experiences and learning opportunities through play, exploration and creativity.  Children achieve success, gain independence and self-confidence while their individual abilities, learning styles, and developmental pace is respected and valued.

    MBGY has been accredited by NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) since 1991 which means the program meets criteria in close to 400 different areas of best practices for young children.  Enrollment in school is open to all children regardless of race, religious affiliation or ethnic origin. JCA membership is not required to participate.

  • 09/26/2019 10:30 am - 09/26/2019 1:00 pm
    September 26, 2019 Mandarin Women’s Club BINGO Doors open 10:30am Ramada Inn Mandarin, 3030 Hartley Road Reservations by September 19; bkwaldrep@comcast.net or (904) 571-6765
  • 09/27/2019 10:00 am - 09/27/2019 6:00 pm

    ome join the fun at the 31th Jacksonville Gem & Mineral Society Show & Sale.  There will be jewelry making & lapidary demos, NASA Moon Rock and Space Shuttle Tire, rocks, gems, minerals, fossils, beads and jewelry galore.  $5 a day or $8 for all three days.  Children under 12 free with guardian.  $1 off for Senior & Military with ID.  JGMS is a not for profit  501(c)3 organization.  Friday & Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday 10am-5pm . View more information at (www.jaxgemandmineral.org)

    Dates 9/27, 28, 29/2019 – Friday & Saturday  10am-6pm, Sunday 10AM-5PM

    The Morocco Shrine

    3800 St. Johns Bluff Road South

    Jacksonville, FL  32224

  • 09/28/2019 10:00 am - 09/28/2019 12:00 pm
    “HOW TO BECOME A THERAPY ANIMAL TEAM” WORKSHOP SCHEDULED AT UF HEALTH FOR SEPTEMBER 28th 

    JACKSONVILLE, FLA., SEPTEMBER 16, 2019 --- “How to Become a Therapy Animal Team,” a free, informational workshop for people who are interested in learning how to prepare and what is required in order to volunteer in animal-assisted therapy with their pet, will be held at UF Health Jacksonville. The workshop is scheduled for Saturday, September 28 at 10 a.m. in the Tower II, 10thFloor, Banquet Room at 580 West 8thStreet, Jacksonville.

    Mary Harvey, a member of the Therapy Animal Coalition (TAC) Board, who has over ten years’ experience as a pet therapy volunteer, will lead the workshop. The free program, sponsored by TAC, is a people-only event (except for service animals).

    For additional information about the workshop, contact mharvey@therapyanimalcoalition.orgor Sandra.mallard@jax.ufl.edu.

    Therapy Animal Coalition (TAC) was founded in 2016 to provide a single resource of information for those interested in volunteering with their pets as well as organizations wishing to start therapy animal programs.

    The group facilitates activity, promotes best practices and encourages education and training for handlers and their animal partners. They also assist in establishing new programs in facilities where none exist and help to improve active programs. In conjunction with UNF, TAC hosts the annual Therapy Animal Expo featuring nationally recognized exhibitors and speakers and is providing resources for professionals interested in the use of animals in healthcare and other professional settings. For additional information visit therapyanimalcoalition.org.

  • 10/01/2019 7:30 pm - 10/01/2019 7:30 pm
    October 1st, 7:30 pm – “Grands Night” Mandarin Masonic Lodge, 2914 Loretto Road, Jacksonville, FL  (contact: catherinemthomas@msn.com)
  • 10/02/2019 5:30 pm - 10/02/2019 7:30 pm

    Are you ready to become Tobacco Free?  Join us for a FREE Tools to Quit class at Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 from 5:30-7:30pm.  FREE patches, lozenges, and gum!  FREE quit plan, workbook, water bottle, stress ball and more!  Call Northeast Florida AHEC at (904) 482-0189 to register and learn about more classes near you.

  • 10/08/2019 2:00 pm - 10/08/2019 4:00 pm
    Are you ready to become Tobacco Free?  Join us for a FREE Tools to Quit class at Humana on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 from 2:00pm-4:00pm.  FREE patches, lozenges, and gum!  FREE quit plan, workbook, water bottle, stress ball and more!  Call Northeast Florida AHEC at (904) 482-0189 to register and learn about more classes near you.  965 San Jose Blvd, Suite 12, Jacksonville, FL 32257 (enter front lobby, conference room to the right).
  • 10/12/2019 10:00 am - 10/12/2019 2:00 pm
    Mandarin Eastern Star chapter will be hosting Henry’s Famous Fish Fry on Saturday, October 12, 2019, from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at the Mandarin Masonic Lodge Social Hall, 2914 Loretto Road, Jacksonville, FL 32223.  Tickets are $10 (includes tax) for a delicious fish dinner with two sides.  For tickets or information, contact catherinemthomas@msn.com.
  • 10/15/2019 7:30 pm - 10/15/2019 9:30 pm
    October 15th – 7:30 pm – REST Night (Charity: fundraiser to assist elderly to remain in their homes) We meet at the Mandarin Masonic Lodge, 2914 Loretto Road, Jacksonville, FL  (contact: catherinemthomas@msn.com).
  • 10/17/2019 9:00 am - 10/17/2019 10:00 am

    PE: Mini Moments at JCDS!

    Thursday, October 17, 2019

    9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

    Let’s get physical! This energizing movement class uses a variety of materials (balls, hula hoops, tumbling mats, etc.) to help develop gross motor skills.

    Designed for two and three-year-olds along with a parent or caregiver, Mini Moments are your chance to participate in an interactive event with your child, make new friends, and learn about our school. This is a free event but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please email admissions@jcds.com.

    Location:  Jacksonville Country Day School, 10063 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, FL  32256; (904) 641-6644

    https://www.jcds.com/admissions/admissions-events

  • 10/24/2019 10:30 am - 10/24/2019 1:30 pm
    24th Mandarin Women’s Club’s features the Classic Charm Quartet Doors open 10:30 am Ramada Inn Mandarin, 3130 Hartley Road Reservations by October 17th; bkwaldrep@comcast.net or (904) 571-6765  
  • 11/05/2019 7:30 pm - 11/05/2019 9:30 pm
    November 5th – 7:30 pm – SHEAF Night (Charity: Student Higher Education Award Fund - grant)

    We meet at the Mandarin Masonic Lodge, 2914 Loretto Road, Jacksonville, FL  (contact: catherinemthomas@msn.com).

  • 11/15/2019 9:00 am - 11/15/2019 10:00 am

    Storytime: Mini Moments at JCDS!

    Friday, November 15, 2019

    9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

    Reading rocks! You and your child will enjoy stories, songs, puppets, shaky eggs and much more! Come join us for a relaxing, fun morning in this age appropriate storytime class.

    Designed for two and three-year-olds along with a parent or caregiver, Mini Moments are your chance to participate in an interactive event with your child, make new friends, and learn about our school. This is a free event but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please email admissions@jcds.com.

    Location:  Jacksonville Country Day School, 10063 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, FL  32256; (904) 641-6644

    https://www.jcds.com/admissions/admissions-events

  • 11/19/2019 9:30 am - 11/19/2019 11:30 am
    Admissions Open House at Jacksonville Country Day School:
    November 14, 2019
    9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
    Jacksonville Country Day School invites prospective parents to an Admissions Open House. During this special event, parents will hear a brief description of the school and meet with current parents. Parents will also have the opportunity to visit classrooms to see our amazing school in action! JCDS serves students in Pre-K 3 through 6th grade.
     
    Location:  Jacksonville Country Day School, 10063 Baymeadows Rd., Jacksonville, FL  32256 - Please RSVP to admissions@jcds.com or call 904-641-6644.
  • 11/19/2019 7:30 pm - 11/19/2019 9:30 pm
    Meetings of Mandarin Eastern Star - Memorial Night

    We meet at the Mandarin Masonic Lodge, 2914 Loretto Road, Jacksonville, FL  (contact: catherinemthomas@msn.com).

  • 12/03/2019 7:30 pm - 12/03/2019 9:30 pm
    December 3rd – 7:30 pm – ESTARL Night (Charity: Grants for seminary students) We meet at the Mandarin Masonic Lodge, 2914 Loretto Road, Jacksonville, FL (contact: catherinemthomas@msn.com).  
  • 12/17/2019 7:30 pm - 12/17/2019 9:30 pm

    Mandarin Eastern Star December 17th – 7:30 pm – Holiday dinner after meeting

    We meet at the Mandarin Masonic Lodge, 2914 Loretto Road, Jacksonville, FL  (contact: catherinemthomas@msn.com)    
  • 01/16/2020 9:30 am - 01/16/2020 11:00 am
    Admissions Open House at Jacksonville Country Day School:
    January 16, 2020
    9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
    Jacksonville Country Day School invites prospective parents to an Admissions Open House. During this special event, parents will hear a brief description of the school and meet with current parents. Parents will also have the opportunity to visit classrooms to see our amazing school in action! JCDS serves students in Pre-K 3 through 6th grade. 
     
    Location:  Jacksonville Country Day School, 10063 Baymeadows Rd., Jacksonville, FL  32256 - Please RSVP to admissions@jcds.com or call 904-641-6644.
  • 02/04/2020 9:30 am - 02/04/2020 11:00 am
    Admissions Open House at Jacksonville Country Day School:
    February 4, 2020 
    9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
    Jacksonville Country Day School invites prospective parents to an Admissions Open House. During this special event, parents will hear a brief description of the school and meet with current parents. Parents will also have the opportunity to visit classrooms to see our amazing school in action! JCDS serves students in Pre-K 3 through 6th grade. 
     
    Location:  Jacksonville Country Day School, 10063 Baymeadows Rd., Jacksonville, FL  32256 - Please RSVP to admissions@jcds.com or call 904-641-6644.
  • 02/06/2020 9:00 am - 02/06/2020 10:00 am

    Learning Centers: Mini Moments at JCDS!

    Thursday, February 6, 2020

    9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

    Play in Pre-K! You and your child will have the chance to explore different materials in an open center time just like the children do in the Pre-K classes at JCDS. There will be light exploration, artistic centers, building centers and more!

    Designed for two and three-year-olds along with a parent or caregiver, Mini Moments are your chance to participate in an interactive event with your child, make new friends, and learn about our school. This is a free event but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please email admissions@jcds.com.

    Location:  Jacksonville Country Day School, 10063 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, FL  32256; (904) 641-6644

    https://www.jcds.com/admissions/admissions-events

  • 03/27/2020 9:00 am - 03/27/2020 10:00 am

    Art: Mini Moments at JCDS!

    Friday, March 27, 2020

    9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

    Let’s get artsy! This art class will educate you and your child about a famous artist while experimenting with different materials in a developmentally friendly way to create a beautiful art piece inspired by that artist.

    Designed for two and three-year-olds along with a parent or caregiver, Mini Moments are your chance to participate in an interactive event with your child, make new friends, and learn about our school. This is a free event but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please email admissions@jcds.com.

    Location:  Jacksonville Country Day School, 10063 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, FL  32256; (904) 641-6644

    https://www.jcds.com/admissions/admissions-events

  • 04/23/2020 9:00 am - 04/23/2020 10:00 am

    Yoga: Mini Moments at JCDS!

    Thursday, April 23, 2020

    9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

    Namaste… Come enjoy a different spin on yoga with your child. This children’s yoga class includes songs and stories while learning some of the basics of yoga practice.

    Designed for two and three-year-olds along with a parent or caregiver, Mini Moments are your chance to participate in an interactive event with your child, make new friends, and learn about our school. This is a free event but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please email admissions@jcds.com.

    Location:  Jacksonville Country Day School, 10063 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, FL  32256; (904) 641-6644

    https://www.jcds.com/admissions/admissions-events