You can see the hometown baseball team in action this week at the Baseball Grounds. The Jacksonville Suns will take on the Mobile Baybears through Friday. For game times, head to www.jaxsuns.com.
Summer Wines Twitter Tasting
Whole Foods Market will host a Taste and Tweet Online Chats on Thursday. Wine lovers are asked to share their thoughts about the top 10 summer wines during two online tweets. Thursday’s online chat begins at 8 p.m. Go to wholefoodsmarket.com/wine for more information about the tasting and use the hashtag#WFMwine.
“I do … For Better or for Worse?”
Organizers say you are sure to laugh, cry or dance at a play this weekend. “I do… for better or for worse? Will be performed beginning Thursday at Boleros Ballroom Center on Atlantic Boulevard. This is a story about a woman who dares not to look in the mirror and face the skin before her. She battles with acceptance until she meets a man. General admission is $10, $15 at the door. VIP is available for $20. For tickets and times, call 904-721-3999. This play runs through Saturday.
Teens In Foster Care Canned Food Drive
Local foster teenagers will be at the Sam's Club on Busch Drive on Thursday collecting donations for the Clara White Mission. You can drop off canned food and personal hygiene products beginning at 3 p.m. The canned food drive will end at 6 p.m.
The City of Jacksonville Beach and PRI Productions will kick off the 11th season of Moonlight Movies on Friday. It is free to the public. Organizers encourage you to arrive early and the movie will be shown on a huge screen on stage at the Sea Walk Pavilion. Friday’s movie is “Babe the Gallant Pig.” It will begin at 9 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and picnic to enjoy.
Amiro Art and Found will celebrate its first year anniversary during the First Friday Art Walk in St. Augustine on Friday. The public is invited to enjoy downtown and art beginning at 5 p.m.
The Marvelous Wonderettes
Travel back to 1958 and the Springfield High Prom where we meet the Wonderettes. They are four girls with hopes and dreams and a voice to die for. The Hippodrome Theatre will present the off-Broadway musical “The Marvelous Wonderettes” beginning Friday. Showtimes are Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. Saturdays at 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at 352-375-4477 or www.thehipp.org.
North Florida Texaco Country Showdown Auditions
The 31st annual Texaco Country Showdown’s North Florida competition is set for Friday at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak. In addition to Friday’s audition, there will also be one on June 15 and 22nd. Winners from compete in July. The showdown is designed to find the most promising country music talent in America and give three performers a chance to launch their careers. For more information, go to www.musicliveshere.com.
The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra has chosen works from Beethoven’s “heroic” period as its season finale. The Overture to Fidelio will open the concert on Saturday beginning at 8 p.m. at the Times Union Center. For tickets, go to www.jaxsymphony.org.
Micah’s Place Fundraiser
Michah’s Place will host a fundraiser called “A Savory Taste from A Savory Place” on Saturday. It will be held at the Atlantic Rec Center in Fernandina Beach. Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased at the Purple Dove Resale Center or by calling 904-491-6364 ext. 102. This fundraiser begins at 4 p.m.
Strike Jax Gala & Silent Auction
You can see the work of local artists made from bowling pins Friday during the Strike Jax Gala and Silent Auction. It will be held at Studio 121 at 121 West Forsyth Street beginning at 6 p.m. All proceeds will benefit Wolfson Children's Hospital Emergency Services Fund.
The Jacksonville Jaguars will make a stop in Brunswick,Georgia on Friday for the first stop on the Jaguars Caravan. It will be held in downtown Brunswick at the corner of Newcastle and Gloucester Streets beginning at 6 p.m. Fans are encouraged to come out and join the players, ROAR cheerleaders and other special guests. This event is free and open to the public
Riverside Arts Market
Find fresh produce, see the work of local artists and have some fun at the Riverside Arts Market every Saturday. It opens at 10 a.m.at Riverside Avenue at Interstate 95 under the Fuller Warren Bridge. For more information on the talent performing and vendors, head to www.riversideartsmarket.com.
The Jacksonville Sharks will take on the Tampa Bay Storm on Saturday. The game will begin at 7 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Arena. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to www.jaxsharks.com.
Hale & Hearty 7K
It’s an opportunity to see the Riverside/Avondale area and help celebrate healthy communities. The Hale and Hearty 7K will be held Saturday at the Riverside Arts Market beginning at 8 a.m. The 7K will start at the Riverside Arts Market and the course will take runners through two of Riverside’s most popular parks. It will also finish at the arts Market. Immediately following the race, there will be a 1 mile fun Run starting under the Fuller Warren Bridge. This race will benefit Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida. To register, go to www.haleandhearty7K.com.
The Blood Alliance will host the Jacksonville Sharks Blood Drive on Saturday at the Veterans Memorial Arena. It will begin at 4 p.m. To make an appointment, go to www.igiveblood.com or call 1-888-99-TBA HERO.
Motorcycle Ride/Car and Truck Show
There will be a charity motorcycle ride/car and truck show on Saturday. Ride the Darkness charity ride will be held at 11503 Philips Highway on Saturday. The fee to enter is $25 for bikes, cars and trucks, $10 for bike passengers. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The ride leaves at 9:30 a.m. In addition to the ride, local artists Brady Clampitt and Bill Rice/David Winn will provide live music. There will be a silent auction, raffle prize, bouncy houses and other kids’ events.
Food and Wine Fest
The city of Palm Coast will host its first annual International Food and Wine Festival beginning Saturday. It will be held in Central Park. Those who attend can enjoy global cuisine, along with music from several bands. There will also be a Kids Zone. Hours are from noon to 9 p.m. on Saturday. Sunday’s hours are from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call 386-986-2341.
Community Garden Grand Opening
The Lakeshore Area Preservation Society and Anyone Can plant a Seed will host the grand opening of the Lakeshore Community Garden on Saturday. The garden is located at the ball park of Lake Shore Middle School on Lake Shore Boulevard. The grand opening will be held at 12:30 p.m. There will also be a community celebration including a cookout and other activities. Tomato and cucumber sprouts that can be used to start a garden will be available while supplies last.