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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Volunteer Project

Timucuan Parks Foundation is hosting the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service volunteer project on Monday, Jan. 21 at Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park. The nonprofit organization is asking for volunteers to join them from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. to help with invasive plant removal, trail maintenance and shore cleanup. Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park is located at 500 Wonderwood Dr.

Volunteers are asked to identify themselves as volunteers to park staff at the front gate and meet at 9 a.m. at the front parking lot. Wear closed-toe shoes and clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. Bring work gloves (if you have them), sunscreen, insect repellent, a hat, sunglasses and water (in a reusable water bottle). Timucuan Parks Foundation will have additional work gloves, equipment and supplies and will also provide snacks and water.

Volunteers of all ages are welcome. Those under 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or youth leader during the project. Volunteers are eligible for community service hours. To receive a waiver or for more information, contact Timucuan Parks Foundation at info@timucuanparks.org.

Volunteers are welcome to stay fee-free after the project to enjoy all that Hanna Park has to offer including swimming, hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, picnicking, and disc golf.

This project is done in partnership with the City of Jacksonville. Partial funding is provided by REI, a National Parks Foundation and Outdoor Foundation Challenge Grant, and a Restoration and Resilience Grant from the National Environmental Education Foundation.

Five Vs. Five MLK Basketball Tournament Presented by SJ Parls and Recreation

Five Vs. Five MLK Basketball Tournament

When: Saturday, January 19

Time: 2-6pm

Where: W.E. Harris Gym, 400 East Harris St., Hastings

Details: Lace up those sneakers for a five-versus-five basketball challenge with round-robin play and the top two teams vying for the division title. This program is open to grades 6th-8th with boys and girls divisions and a six-player roster maximum per team. This program is FREE. For more info or to register, contact Tanya Jackson at tjackson@sjcfl.us or 904-692-3655.

Owl + Sunset Symphony Presented by SJ Parks and Recreation

Owl + Sunset Symphony

When: Friday, February 15

Time: 5:30-7:30pm

Where: Beluthahatchee Park, 1501 SR 13, Fruit Cove

Details: Learn about owls and enjoy nature’s symphony during the transition from light to dark. This program is FREE. You must RSVP on Eventbrite to attend. Owl + Sunset Symphony Registration. For more info, contact AyoLane Halusky at ahalusky@sjcfl.us or 904-209-0348.

Owl Prowls Presented by SJ Parks and Recreation

Owl Prowls

• Thurs, February 14 – Canopy Shores Park Registration

• Thurs, February 21 – Vaill Point Park Registration

• Thurs, February 28 – Alpine Groves Park Registration

Time: 6-8:30pm

Details: Explore county parks at sunset in search of our resident owls. Bring your questions and share your stories about the nighttime forest activities. This program is FREE. For more info, contact AyoLane Halusky at ahalusky@sjcfl.us or 904-209-0348.

11th Annual MLK Breakfast

Come celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King at the 11th Annual breakfast celebration featuring guest speaker Jarvis J. James on Saturday, January 19 at 9 a.m. at W.E. Harris Community Center, 400 E. Harris St., Hastings. The cost is $25 per person. MLK Breakfast Details. For more info, contact Tanya Jackson at tjackson@sjcfl.us or 904-692-3655.