Community Harvest Program
Support the St. Augustine Humane Society by dining at any Columbia Restaurant in St. Augustine during the month of September. The restaurant will donate 5% of all guests’ lunch and dinner checks to the Humane Society when chosen by customers. All customers have to do is put a check mark next to the charitable organization listed on the form provided by server and they would like the Columbia to donate 5% of their check.
Butterfly Exhibit at the Jacksonville Zoo
Butterfly Hollow features fairytale-like forest and meadow where guests will be surrounded by hundreds of butterflies. Guests will also learn about the different species of butterflies, all native to Florida. Organizers say the fictional professor Wendy Perrywhistle, a leading expert on fairies and butterflies from England, will make occasional appearances in the exhibit. General admission to the exhibit will be $2 for non-members and $1.50 for members. The exhibit opens at 9:30 a.m. each day and will remain open until a half hour prior to closing each day. This exhibit will end on September 30.
A T.Rex Named Sue
The most ferocious dinosaur that ever lived is at the Museum of Science and History. You can see Sue, the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex ever discovered through September 23. The exhibit features a dig pit, video, and guests can touch Sue’s arm, rib, tail bone and teeth. For more information on the exhibit, go to www.themosh.org.
New Exhibit at Beach Museum
The Beaches Museum and History Park will host “Lifeguard on Duty: Celebrating 100 years of the American Red Cross Volunteer Life Saving Corps in Jacksonville Beach.” The exhibit opened on September 4th. It features historical photographs and artifacts showing the work providing by the corps to Jacksonville Beach. Admission is $5 for general admission, free to museum members. The exhibit will be there until November 6th. For more information, go to www.beachesmuseum.org.
Grief and Loss Support Group
Haven Hospice is hosting a grief and loss support every Tuesday beginning September 18. It will be held at its St. Augustine office on Southpark Boulevard in St. Augustine. The group meets at 10:30 a.m. to noon. This group will meet through October 23.
Pet Paradise, an upscale pet boarding and daycare resort will be holding Wacky Wednesday starting September 12th. During Wacky Wednesday, 16 local charities will benefit from every bath given. Pet Paradise will offer customers $10 bath or $20 for a bath and daycare. The charities will receive $1 for every bath given. Last spring, this charity raised nearly $5,000 dollars. The fundraiser will run through October 31st.
Mellow Mushroom and Ending Childhood Hunger
Mellow Mushroom is joining thousands of restaurants put a stop to childhood hunter. Dine at any of the restaurant locations throughout the month of September and order a Bruschetta appetizer, then Mellow Mushroom will donate $1 on your behalf. For more information, go to www.mellowmushroom.com.
Educator Appreciation Days At Ripley's
Ripley’s wants to show its appreciation to teachers by offering free admission. Through Sunday, October 14, all Ripley’s attractions in the state of Florida will allow teachers to enjoy the museum for free. This includes Ripley’s Odditoriums in St. Augustine, Key West, Orlando, and Panama Beach, Ripley’s Red Trains and Ripley’s Ghost Train Adventure in St. Augustine and Ripley’s Moving Theater in Panama City Beach. Educators will need to show a current pay stub and a matching photo ID to receive free tickets. In addition, all of their guests will receive 50% off their tickets. For more information, go to www.ripleys.com.
Free Professional Career Counseling
Military veterans can take advantage of free military counseling starting September 20th. This free service will be available on the third Thursday of each month at City Hall. Veterans can learn more about resume help, interview preparation, and post-military career. It begins at 3 p.m. and goes until 6p.m.