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Doubles for Dreams

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:

Play Dates11/30/18 – 12/02/18Registration08/20/18 – 11/26/2018 11:59PM

350 Plantation Club Pkwy
Fruit Cove,FL 32259

Mandarin annual Fall Festival and Chili Cook-Off

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.

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We hope to see you there!
The Mandarin Fall Festival Committee

Phone Calls From Santa

Would your child like to receive a phone call from Santa? Sign up now until December 7th and Old St. Nick will call and wish your little one a warm holiday greeting. Please visit our website to be added to the list or drop off the form at our offices. 

Drop Off: 2175 Mizell Rd., St. Augustine eMail: Fax: (904) 209-0349
Call Ashley @ (904) 209-0379

Holiday Gift Drive for the women and children of the Betty Griffin Center

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

Holiday Music and Light Display Makes Downtown Dazzle

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.