Hurricane Michael Goods and Donation Drive

10/24/2018 8:00 am - 10/30/2018 4:00 pm
Repeat every day until 10/30/2018
Children's Home Society of Florida, 3027 San Diego Road, Jacksonville, FL 32207, USA

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

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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.

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    Date: Tuesday, March 28 Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Location: St. Johns River State College, 2990 College Dr, St Augustine, FL 32084, USA, Room C-116 Bird Photography Seminar: How to Get a Better Photo Join St Johns County Audubon for an entertaining and informative seminar on how to improve your bird and wildlife photography skills. Local freelance photographer Gary Whiting will share practical tips and actual examples to help you regardless of your skill level or the type of gear you use. His programs are a result of 30+ years of photography experience combined with naturalist training and years of wildlife behavior observation. Not a photographer? You'll still enjoy the beautiful images and an entertaining presentation. Gary is a freelance photographer, instructor, and naturalist specializing in wildlife, landscapes, and adventure images. His work has been featured in Bird Watchers Digest, St Johns Magazine, Wild Birds Unlimited retail video and social media, and various local businesses and publications. He teaches photography in private sessions and in groups at the OLLI continuing education program at UNF. He is also a Florida Master Naturalist and a sales consultant at Wild Birds Unlimited in Fruit Cove FL. We assure you that you will be captivated by his photos and learn many tricks on how to get that perfect visual shot!
  • 03/30/2017 9:00 am - 03/30/2017 2:00 pm
    March 30-31: Corned Beef Sandwich Sale We are so excited to announce that Beth El’s Annual Ben’s Deli Kosher Corned Beef Sandwich Sale has officially begun!! This very important and tasty fundraiser will take place on Thursday, March 30th and Friday, March 31st, from 9-2pm. Large order deliveries of 10 or more sandwiches will take place on both days! For those of you who purchased sandwiches last year, you know first-hand how we struck gold with Ben’s Corned Beef. It is tender and delicious! And this year we have a new rye bread manufacturer to add to the eating experience. The sandwiches still come with chips, pickle, mustard, mint, and a bottle of water for only $12...a great deal!! We are also preselling the corned beef by the pound at $25 a pound! Thank you in advance for actively supporting Beth El and our local community! We will again be helping our community by making a donation to The Donna Foundation and Feeding Northeast Florida.
  • 03/30/2017 5:30 pm - 03/30/2017 7:30 pm
    “Lightner After Hours” March Edition Presenting the Raisin Cake Orchestra  Thursday March 30, 2017 from 5:30 – 7:30 P.M.: Join us at March’s Lightner After Hours event for an evening of enlightening conversation, exceptional music and tasty morsels in Lightner Museum’s Grand Ballroom Gallery. The Raisin Cake Orchestra is a jazz quartet based in Jacksonville, FL that specializes in unique renditions of jazz classics from the teens, twenties, and thirties, and beyond with an emphasis on the sounds of New Orleans jazz from the Dixieland and Prohibition eras. Locals and tourists alike are welcome to enjoy the atmosphere of the Lightner Museum after hours while relaxing with refreshments before visiting some of the many wonderful local restaurants.   Business casual attire is requested. Café Alcazar, located in the Historic Pool area of the museum will be open with a specialty dinner menu from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free parking is available after 5 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.  Donations are requested for beverages. The Lightner Museum is a non-profit cultural institution sustained by the generous support of individuals, businesses and sponsors.  Donations are appreciated. For more information visit lightnermuseum.org/cocktail and tag us on your favorite social media sites, #lightnermuseum, #cheerstolightner, #lightnerafterhours. Lightner After Hours is funded in part by the Tourist Development Council of St. Johns County and the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.
  • 03/31/2017 - 04/03/2017 All day
    22nd Annual Rhythm and Ribs Festival BBQ is back! Get down and pig out at the 22nd Annual Rhythm and Ribs Festival March 31st – April 2nd. There will be fun for the whole family with award winning BBQ, spectacular live music, venders, and children’s rides. Rhythm and Ribs has been consistently voted as the best festival in St. Augustine. Music this year is going to be off the charts starting with Friday night’s headliner, The Hip Abduction, a vibrant St. Petersburg, FL based collective that formed over a mutual appreciation for West African and early Jamaican reggae/dub music. Hailing from New Orleans, Saturday night’s national headliner plays music described as “Party Blues with a touch of Barefoot Boogie”. You’re not going to want to miss it…band unveiling is March 6th! Gates open at 5:00pm on Friday and 11:00am on Saturday and Sunday at St. Francis Field, located on West Castillo Drive between US 1 and San Marco Avenue. Admission is $10.00 per person both Friday and Saturday and only $5.00 per person on Family Day, Sunday April 2nd. As always, children 15 and under are free.
  • 04/01/2017 7:30 am - 04/01/2017 9:15 am
    Toast of Jax Toastmasters Meeting April 1, 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.
  • 04/01/2017 8:00 am - 04/01/2017 12:00 pm
    ANNUAL GREENRIDGE COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE SATURDAY APRIL 1st AT 8:00 AM TAKE SR 13 TO ROBERTS ROAD TO THE GREENRIDGE SUBDIVISION OR TAKE CR 210/GREENBRIAR ROAD TO LONGLEAF PINE PARKWAY TO ROBERTS ROAD TO THE GREENRIDGE SUBDIVISION
  • 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.
  • 04/03/2017 7:00 pm - 04/03/2017 10:00 pm
    Soulful Folk Trio The Wood Brothers Live at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Monday, April 3, 2017 The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall proudly welcomes soulful folk trio The Wood Brothers to Ponte Vedra Beach on Monday, April 3, 2017. Tickets for The Wood Brothers will go on sale Friday, February 24 at noon. SHOW: The Wood Brothers DATES: Monday, April 3, 2017 TIME: Doors 7:00 p.m. / Show 8:00 p.m. TICKET PRICE: $29.00 – 1st 10 Rows $25.00 – All Remaining Rows WEBSITES: www.thewoodbros.com; www.pvconcerthall.com
  • 04/04/2017 6:00 pm - 04/04/2017 8:00 pm
    Parents With Hope Monthly support group for parents who are suffering the devastating loss of an adult or young adult child. This group is open to anyone who is faced with this unexpected loss. Registration is not required and the meeting is free of charge.  First Tuesday of every month at 6pm at Ponte Vedra Valley, 4750 Palm Valley Rd, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082.  (904) 285-1130
  • 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
  • 04/11/2017 11:30 am - 04/11/2017 1:30 pm
    Lilies of the Valley A social support community group for widows to share their distinctive grief, and the challenges they face with living life alone on many different levels. Please RSVP for attendance.  Second Tuesday of each month at 11:30 am until 1:30 pm at Ponte Vedra Valley, 4750 Palm Valley Rd, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082.  (904) 285-1130
  • 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
  • 04/16/2017 10:00 am - 04/16/2017 6:00 pm
    The annual Easter Brunch at Vernon’s in the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa is back.  And once again it’s expected to be a sell out.  So make your Sunday, April 16th reservations early by calling (904) 280-3405 or visiting OpenTable.com. Brunch will be served 10:00am – 6:00pm and will feature a selection of Starters/Soups/Salads, a Benedict’s Bar, Carving Station, Seafood Station, Entrees/Sides and Dessert Table, all offering:
    • Artisanal breads
    • She Crab Soup
    • Salads, fruits and berries
    • Eggs Benedict fixings
    • Roasted Lamb
    • Smoked Beef Brisket
    • Roasted Chicken
    • Pork Shanks
    • Lobster Ravioli
    • Shrimps, oysters, crab legs
    • Varied Dessert selections
    • …and more!
    Adult price: $65; Children 6-12 $24. Also for the children, “Egg-citing” Easter activities: 11:00am        Decorate foam eggs and coloring sheets 1:00pm        Sand Art Pictures ($5) 3:00pm        Hula hoops and Relay Races   Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa, 1000 PGA Tour Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. 32082. Tel: 904-285-7777. http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/jaxsw-sawgrass-marriott-golf-resort-and-spa/
  • 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!
  • 04/17/2017 6:30 pm - 04/17/2017 8:30 pm
    Evening Meeting at Caffé Andiamo’s Monday 4/17/17   $22, 630pm- 8 pm Kathy Kiernan Tusa will talk about “Self-Defense for Ladies” www.pontevedrawomansclub.com
  • 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 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 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 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 6:30 pm - 04/22/2017 10:30 pm
    April 22: Annual Night of Caring “Unmask the Possibilities” from 6:30 PM-10:30 PM Beth El-The Beaches Synagogue will be hosting our Annual Night of Caring, Unmask The Possibilities, on April 22, 2017. It will be a masquerade theme! The excitement begins with a silent auction.  A live auction and plated dinner will follow later in the evening. In addition, we will have a full bar as well as live music all night long for dancing and fun! Over the years, Beth El-The Beaches Synagogue has had many supporters both in town and at the beach.  Please come and share our joy as we celebrate our synagogue at the beach. Lots of fun will be had, so be sure to join us! It’s going to be a wonderful evening. For more information, contact Jacquie Sinder at 273-9100.
  • 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  
  • 04/26/2017 7:00 pm - 04/26/2017 9:00 pm
    April 26th at 7 PM at Beth El-The Beaches Synagogue Hate Crimes, the FBI, and You Join us for a fascinating presentation from FBI special agents who are tasked with solving hate crimes across the country. Hear why their work is a top priority for the FBI's civil rights program and learn how you can help. Don't miss this opportunity to be part of the discussion! This timely program is open to the community. For more information, call Beth El at 904-273-9100. Refreshments will be served!
  • 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 - 04/29/2017 All day
    Apex Theatre Studio Presents Disney’s The Lion King Jr. Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29 at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, in partnership with Apex Theatre, proudly announces that Apex Theatre Studio's Junior Musical Theater workshop will present Disney's The Lion King Jr. on Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29 at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. Performance times are 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 28 and 1:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 29. Tickets for Apex Theatre presents Disney’s The Lion King Jr. are on sale now. Tickets for Apex Theatre Studio presents Disney’s The Lion King Jr. are on sale now and available for purchase at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall and St. Augustine Amphitheatre Box Offices, ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets and by phone at (800) 745-3000. SHOW: Apex Theatre Studio presents Disney’s The Lion King Jr. DATE: Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29, 2017 TIME: Friday, April 28 Evening Performance Doors 7:00 p.m. / Performance 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29 Matinee Performance Doors 12:30 p.m. / Performance 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 29 Evening Performance Doors 7:00 p.m. / Performance 7:30 p.m. TICKET PRICE: $15.00 – General Reserved Seating WEBSITES: www.pvconcerthall.com; www.apextheatrejax.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.
  • 04/30/2017 3:00 pm - 04/30/2017 4:00 pm
    The North Florida Women's Chorale will present a concert on April 30, Sunday, at 3 pm at Beaches Chapel Church, 410 Florida Av. Neptune Beach.  "Food for Body and Soul: A Musical Feast for the Ears" is the title of this sometimes playful, sometimes serious, concert about what nourishes us.  The Chorale will sing "If Music Be the Food of Love", "I Gave My Love and Apple", "Hot Chocolate", "That's Amore", and "Music Down in My Soul".   "Famine Song" is a reminder that many people in the world do not have enough to eat so the Chorale is asking the audience members to bring canned or boxed non-perishable food to the concert.  The chorale has collected more than 100 pounds of food to take to B.E.A.M, a food bank, during the rehearsal season.  The hour-long concert by the 35 voice chorale, directed by Kerry Fradley and accompanied by Kathleen Vande Berg, is free and open to the public.  Please remember to bring canned goods to the concert.  For more information visit www.womenschorale.org.
  • 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.
  • 05/09/2017 5:30 pm - 05/09/2017 7:30 pm
    “It is happening again…” Celebrate “Twin Peaks” returning to our TVs on May 21 for Season 3 - “25 years later” - with Librarian Anne Crawford! “Twin Peaks” Fan Party Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library Tuesday, May 9, 2017 from 5:30—7:30 pm in the FOL Community Room Do you love “out-there“ TV like “The X-Files”, “Fringe”, “24”, “Stranger Things”, etc.? You have 90s TV cult favorite, “Twin Peaks,” to thank! Join us for a party you won’t soon forget! We’ll have some fine cherry pie, donuts, coffee, and more while answering “Twin Peaks” trivia questions for your chance to win a Blu-Ray set of the entire series plus the prequel movie, “Fire Walk with Me,” and then we’ll watch the “Twin Peaks” pilot episode on our large movie screen with surround sound. Join us as we travel back to Twin Peaks, a place both “wonderful and strange!” Spoilers abound at this event, for those who’ve never seen the series, so consider borrowing the series (and companion books!) from the Library to catch up before coming to this event. Thanks to the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Beach Branch
  • 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!
  • 05/22/2017 11:30 am - 05/22/2017 1:00 pm
    Luncheon at Sawgrass Country Club Monday 5/22/17    $22,  1130am- 1pm Chris Hoffman, Executive Director of Beaches Museum, will give us an overview of the museum and a preview of a new fall exhibit on Mineral City (Ponte Vedra) History   www.pontevedrawomansclub.com
  • 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 12:00 pm

    Open Auditions: Children of Eden The age-old conflict of parents and children takes the stage in this epic, heartfelt musical. Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell) Book by John Caird Based on a concept by Charles Lisanby Orchestrations by Bruce Coughlin and Martin Erskine

    Saturday, June 3 9 am – noon – Fine Arts Center Sunday, June 4 2 pm – 6 pm – Choir Room

    At Christ Episcopal Church

    400 San Juan Dr. Ponte Vedra

      Production Dates: Oct. 18-22, 2017 Produced by CEC Theater Please prepare a short monologue and short song. Contact mrob3613@aol.com to arrange an audition time.   More info at christepiscopalchurch.org/auditions
  • 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
  • 06/04/2017 2:00 pm - 06/04/2017 6:00 pm

    Open Auditions: Children of Eden The age-old conflict of parents and children takes the stage in this epic, heartfelt musical. Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell) Book by John Caird Based on a concept by Charles Lisanby Orchestrations by Bruce Coughlin and Martin Erskine

    Saturday, June 3 9 am – noon – Fine Arts Center Sunday, June 4 2 pm – 6 pm – Choir Room

    At Christ Episcopal Church

    400 San Juan Dr. Ponte Vedra

      Production Dates: Oct. 18-22, 2017 Produced by CEC Theater Please prepare a short monologue and short song. Contact mrob3613@aol.com to arrange an audition time.   More info at christepiscopalchurch.org/auditions
  • 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.
  • 06/12/2017 9:00 am - 06/12/2017 12:00 pm
    Ponte Vedra United Methodist Church at 76 S. Roscoe Blvd. in Ponte Vedra Beach will hold a free Vacation Bible School from June 12th to 16th. Children 3 years old through fifth grade are welcome. The Bible school will be from 9 a.m. until Noon. On Friday, parents are invited for the celebration assembly at 11:15 followed by lunch and water slides until 2:00. The theme is Hero Central - Discover your strength in God. There will be Bible Stories, music, science, crafts, recreation and snacks. You can register at http://2017.cokesburyvbs.com/PonteVedraUnitedChurch. You can contact Mary Margaret Barbour, Children's Minister, at 404-216-6208 or mmbarbour38@gmail.com.
  • 06/15/2017 6:30 pm - 06/15/2017 10:00 pm
    Tickets for Tig Notaro live on stage Thursday, June 15, 2017 at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall will go on sale this Friday, March 17 at 10 a.m at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall and St. Augustine Amphitheatre Box Offices. Tickets will be available for purchase at ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets and by phone at (800) 745-3000. SHOW: Tig Notaro DATE: Thursday, June 15, 2017 TIME: Doors 6:30 p.m. / Show 7:30p.m. TICKET PRICE: $40.00 – First 10 Rows $33.00 – Day of Show Ticket General Admission Standing WEBSITES: www.tignotaro.com; www.pvconcerthall.com
  • 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.
  • 06/20/2017 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.
  • 06/24/2017 10:00 am - 06/24/2017 9:30 pm
    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  
  • 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 6:00 pm - 08/25/2017 8:00 pm
    THE SOCIETY OF MIXED MEDIA ARTISTS PRESENTS "WHO ARE YOU" AN EXHIBITION AT THE PONTE VEDRA CULTURAL CENTER   The public is invited to an exhibition presented by the Society of Mixed Media Artists (SoMMA).  The show will be in the Scene Gallery at the Ponte Vedra Cultural Center, located at 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra, FL, 32082, beginning on August 25, 2017.   This exciting exhibit is entitled "Who Are You” and will showcase pieces by many of the award winning members of the organization.  The title and theme of this exhibition might be misleading.  It will NOT be a show with self-portraits of the artists, but rather a display of pieces which challenged the artists to create works of art, (both 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional and both abstract and representational),   that represent their personality, their likes or dislikes, their hobbies or maybe even a clue to their family ancestors.   An opening reception and awards presentation, which is open to the public, will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, August 25, 2017.  The exhibit will run through September 29, 2017.
  • 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.
  • 09/02/2017 8:00 am - 09/02/2017 10:00 pm
    The first ever Charity Tailgate Fest & Flea Market is a fundraising event to build support for the Legion so it can further support its veteran members and make sure it continues as "a place to do good". Listen to local bands, eat some local fare & watch the games on the big screen! American Legion Post #233 (560 North Wilderness Trail, Ponte Vedra, FL 32082), Saturday, September 2nd, Free Admission, *Flea Market Stall $10.00 8am: Flea Market 1pm: Live Band 3pm: UF v Michigan 6pm: Live Band 8pm: FSU v 'Bama
  • 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
  • 09/10/2017 9:00 am - 09/10/2017 3:00 pm
    2017 Ponte Vedra Auto Show presented by Fields Auto Group Date/Time: Sunday, Sept. 10 /9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Location: Nocatee Town Center 460 Town Plaza Ave, Ponte Vedra, FL 32081 Info: The St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce 15th Annual Ponte Vedra Auto Show presented by Fields Auto Group is set for Sept. 10. Up to 150 classic and new collector cars will be vying for one of the show’s 30+ trophies. Nocatee’s Town Center welcomes us for our second year for what will be a very special event. For more information and to register your vehicle, visit www.pvautoshow.com
  • 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 10:30 am - 09/16/2017 12:30 pm
    THE SOCIETY OF MIXED MEDIA ARTISTS SEPTEMBER 16TH MEETING AT THE CULTURAL CENTER AT PONTE VEDRA BEACH   The public is invited to attend the Society of Mixed Media Artists (SoMMA) meeting on September 16th, at the Cultural Center AT Ponte Vedra Beach, located at 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, 32082.  The meeting will begin at 10:30.   The meeting will feature a presentation by abstract artist Princess Rashid.  Princess is a resident of Mandarin, but like many Jacksonville artists she has a studio in the CoRK district in Riverside.  In addition to being an abstract painter Princess is also a printmaker.  For her demonstration at the SoMMA meeting Princess will be showing her techniques in both mono-printing and collagraph—a type of collage printing. With an engaging personality, Princess is bound make this meeting of SoMMA both fun and educational.
  • 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 7:00 pm - 09/20/2017 9:00 pm
    Chabad @ the Beaches Presents Rosh Hashanah Dinner A capacity crowd is expected at the Aaron and Blanche Scharf Chabad Center for Rosh Hashana dinner on Wednesday, September 20th following services at 7:00. The evening will feature a delicious four course meal.  The dinner will be catered by community chefs. Reservations are required $36 for adults $18 for children . For sponsorship opportunities or to RSVP please contact Chabad @ the Beaches via email:  info@ChabadBeaches.com or 904.543.9301. More information is available at www.ChabadBeaches.com/Hholidays. In addition to the Dinner Chabad @ the Beaches has posted its High Holiday Services schedule.  They will be "warm, friendly and traditional" according to Chabad's Executive Director, Rabbi Nochum Kurinsky.  Organizers say that past year's services were a phenomenal success, with large crowds in attendance. Membership is not required to join.  All are welcome, regardless of background or affiliation. Donations are always appreciated.  In addition, a special children's program will accompany the adult services.  All prayers will combine the original Hebrew, as well as translated English. "According to tradition, at the New Year the doors of heaven are open; G-d accepts all prayers, from every person," explains the Rabbi.  "It is in this spirit that we open our services to the entire community." Services will be held on Rosh Hashana - the Jewish New Year (September 20-22nd), as well as Yom Kippur - the Day of Atonement (September 29th ).  They will be held at various times (as indicated below) at the Aaron and Blanche Scharf Chabad Center. For more information or to RSVP please visit www.ChabadBeaches.com/Hholidays or call: 904.543.9301
  • 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*
  • 10/12/2017 9:00 am - 10/12/2017 4:00 pm
    Beautiful household items. October 12,13,14 from 9-4. 226 Garden Wood Dr Ponte vedra fl 32081
  • 10/14/2017 - 10/15/2017 All day
    The Beaches Art Fest October 14 + 15, 2017 Beaches Museum & History Park Pablo Ave (Beach Blvd & A1A), Jacksonville Beach, FL   The 4th Annual Beaches Art Fest returns as a two-day fine art extravaganza! The event is being held October 14 + 15, 2017 on Pablo Ave (Beach Blvd & A1A.), Jacksonville Beach and will benefit the Beaches Museum & History Park.   The two-day format will feature nearly 100 top-notch artists and craftsmen from Northeast Florida and around the country. This is a juried art and fine craft event where each exhibitor is carefully selected with only the best work being accepted in each category.   The Beaches Art Fest is presented by the Beaches Museum & History Park and Driftwood, Jacksonville Beach, FL and produced by Holiday Art Shows, St. Augustine FL.   Visit www.TheBeachesArtFest.com for additional information.
  • 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

  • 10/09/2018 5:30 pm - 10/09/2018 7:30 pm
    The Ponte Vedra Beach Branch Library is hosting its Teen Halloween Party and McGee Entertainment is providing a live D.J. for the party! We’ll also be raffling off brand-new teen books as prizes (as in published in early October 2018), serving pizza, sodas, and candy, and generally getting our Halloween on.  Coming in costume gets you two raffle tickets instead of one. It’s nothing but fun for 6th – 12th graders, and we would love as many teens as possible to come and rock out at our Library!
  • 10/16/2018 6:30 pm - 10/16/2018 8:30 pm
    The Status of the Summer Haven River with the Friends of the GTM Reserve Our annual meeting at the GTM NERR Visitor Center with the Friends of the GTM Reserve. Dr. Todd Osborne (Whitney Lab) and Dr. Nikki Dix (GTM NERR) will talk about the status of the Summer Haven River and its restoration. The Summer Haven River, at the southeast corner of St Johns County has been a river of environmental, historic, economic, and recreational benefits for many years. That was until 2008 when a tropical storm changed its landscape. In 2017 a re-development project began to restore the river's flow. The river is of special interest to St Johns County Audubon due to the large and active colonies of nesting imperiled birds which call the sand between the river and the Atlantic Ocean home for their offspring each summer before they leave the continent to migrate to South America. The entrance to the GTM NERR Visitor Center is just north of the Exxon Gas Station on A1A, which is approximately 7.5 miles north of the Vilano Bridge. Come early and enjoy the wonderful peace and quiet of the habitat around the Visitor Center and its fascinating exhibits.
  • 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 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
  • 11/02/2018 10:00 am - 11/02/2018 12:00 pm

    Join GTM Research Reserve and St Johns County Parks and Recreation for a lecture series focused on Northeast Florida's conservation efforts, plants, animals, and beaches!

    This lecture series is free, and light refreshments will be provided. November 2nd: Sustainable Living- See how you can make changes inside and outside of your house to live a more sustainable lifestyle. Get great tips and simple tricks to incorporate into your everyday life so that you can reduce your negative impacts on the environment.
  • 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!
  • 11/04/2018 5:00 pm - 11/04/2018 6:00 pm
    Twilight prayer gathering will be held on Nov. 4th at 5 pm at Ocean Front park located on 1st st. , Jax beach between 5th and 6th Ave. south.  We will praying that "long may our land be bright , with freedom's holy light and that God will protect us by His might" (Samuel  F. Smith).  All are welcome.
  • 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.
  • 11/14/2018 2:30 pm - 11/14/2018 4:30 pm
    Learn how to make nature journals with Park Naturalist Kelly Ussia. This program is FREE and open to kids grades 2nd through 7th. No registration is necessary. For more information, contact Kelly Ussia at 904-209-0335 or kussia@sjcfl.us. Wednesday, November 14  2:30pm Anastasia Island Library, 124 Sea Grove Main Street, St. Augustine Beach
  • 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 10:30 am - 11/17/2018 12:00 pm
    LINDA F. HAWKINS  WILL DEMONSTRATE AT THE SOCIETY OF MIXED MEDIA ARTISTS MEETING IN NOVEMBER On November 17, 2018 multi-media artist and Arlington resident, Linda F. Hawkins will present at the Society of Mixed Media Artists (SoMMA) meeting.  The meeting will begin at 10:30 at the Ponte Vedra Cultural Center, located at 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL  32082.  The public is invited to attend. Linda is an award-winning artist in many mediums.  At this meeting she will demonstrate a variety of techniques using paints, stamps, transfers, paper, hardware, "found objects" and more.  It will be a fun and inspirational demo that is sure to spark some new ideas that every artist can use in their work.  In addition to SoMMA, Linda is a member of the Art Guild of Orange Park, the Jacksonville Coalition for the Arts, the Jacksonville Watercolor Society and the Florida Watercolor Society. 
  • 11/17/2018 10:30 am - 11/17/2018 1:00 pm
    LINDA F. HAWKINS  WILL DEMONSTRATE AT THE SOCIETY OF MIXED MEDIA ARTISTS MEETING IN NOVEMBER On November 17, 2018 multi-media artist and Arlington resident, Linda F. Hawkins will present at the Society of Mixed Media Artists (SoMMA) meeting.  The meeting will begin at 10:30 at the Ponte Vedra Cultural Center, located at 50 Executive Way, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL  32082.  The public is invited to attend. Linda is an award-winning artist in many mediums.  At this meeting she will demonstrate a variety of techniques using paints, stamps, transfers, paper, hardware, "found objects" and more.  It will be a fun and inspirational demo that is sure to spark some new ideas that every artist can use in their work.  In addition to SoMMA, Linda is a member of the Art Guild of Orange Park, the Jacksonville Coalition for the Arts, the Jacksonville Watercolor Society and the Florida Watercolor Society. 
  • 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.
  • 11/18/2018 10:00 am - 11/18/2018 1:00 pm
    The public is invited to an exhibition presented by the Society of Mixed Media Artists (SoMMA).  The show will be held in the atrium at Anthem Lakes Retirement Community, 905 Assisi Lane, Atlantic Beach (Just of Mayport Road), 32233. This exciting exhibit is entitled "Anything Goes” and will showcase pieces by many of the award winning members of the organization. An opening reception , which is open to the public, will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, November 18, 2018.  The show will run from November 18th through February 1, 2019 and may be viewed any time during daytime hours.
  • 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.
  • 11/27/2018 9:00 am - 11/27/2018 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.
  • 11/30/2018 4:00 pm - 11/30/2018 5:00 pm
    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 5 to 12. For more information, contact Kelly Ussia at 904-209-0335 or kussia@sjcfl.us. When: Friday, November 30 and Friday, December 21 (Holiday Yoga!) Time: 4-5pm Where: St. Johns County Pier Pavilion, 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach
  • 12/01/2018 11:00 am - 12/01/2018 1:00 pm
    Join KOTC for a beach cleanup at Ocean Trace Beach Ramp on Saturday, December 1 St. AUGUSTINE, Florida (November 18, 2018) – Keepers of the Coast, a local sustainable living nonprofit organization, announced their upcoming beach cleanup at Ocean Trace Beach Ramp from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 1st. The organization will provide bags, gloves, and everything else needed to help keep our beaches litter free. Directly after the scheduled beach cleanup, participants and the public are invited to celebrate the grand opening of Mangrove Surf Shop, across the street from Ocean Trace Beach Ramp at 4085 A1A South, St. Augustine Beach. From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., enjoy free beer tastings from Lagunitas Brewing Company, tacos for purchase from Purple Olive, and music by the duo Jerm + Ham (a.k.a. Jeremy Rogers and Jacob Hamilton). Guests who bring their beach cleanup debris and/or dress in holiday-themed garb will receive 15 percent off their entire purchase (excluding surfboards). “Our partnership between Keepers of the Coast and Mangrove Surf Shop is a no-brainer,” explained Billy Zeits, co-founder of KOTC. “Mangrove is owned by Dustin and Lauren Estes, who also own St. Augustine Surf School, one of the top-rated surf schools in the world. Together, living a sustainable lifestyle and keeping our beaches and oceans clean, are top priorities.” Mangrove Surf Shop is now open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and features Tribe Apothecary all-natural sunscreen, top surf brands, surf essentials like boards, leashes, and wet suits as well as serves as the hub for St. Augustine Surf School and will host a DRIFTERS Beach and Bike Rentals outpost. Follow along on Instagram @mangrovesurf and learn more about St. Augustine Surf School at staugustinesurf.com. Keepers of the Coast was founded in 2007 and is a 100 percent volunteer operated non-profit working to educate the community about how to protect sensitive coastal systems through sustainable living practices. For more information about their mission, visit keepersofthecoast.org. Follow along on social media on Facebook @keepers.ofthecoast.9 and Instagram @keepersofthecoast
  • 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.
  • 12/06/2018 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.
  • 12/08/2018 10:00 am - 12/08/2018 12:00 pm
    The Catholic Writers Guild, St. Johns Chapter will have its Monthly Meeting on Saturday, December 8, 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 writers, screen play writers, musicians, artists, editors,  illustrators, or the plain curious) is invited. First Hour – Critique Session (please bring at least 10 copies of any work you wish to submit for evaluation.) Second hour – Christmas party. 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
  • 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
  • 04/04/2019 8:00 am - 04/07/2019 8:00 am
    Jacksonville, FL – October 19, 2018 — Disney’s Moana voyages onto the ice for the first time as Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream, produced by Feld Entertainment Inc., brings courage and adventure to hometowns across North America. Hosts Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse bring audiences on an expedition across raging seas and snow-covered mountains in this action-packed extravaganza when beloved characters from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, Tangled and Cinderella visit Jacksonville from April 4 to 7, 2019 at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.  Tickets are available on presale to preferred members beginning Tuesday, October 23 and go on sale to the public on Tuesday, October 30.