What's happening in our area this week
National Guest Appreciation Day
Cici’s Pizza wants to say thanks to its customers. The chain will offer National Guest Appreciation Day on Thursday. The buffet will be $2.99 all day. For more information, go to www.cicispizza.com.
Free Sandwich At Arby’s
Arby’s will celebrate the launch of a new sandwich line by offering a free sandwich on Thursday. The Turkey Roaster will be given to anyone who visits a participating restaurant between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. No coupon required.
Home Buying Seminar
You can separate the fact from the fiction during a home buying seminar on Thursday. It will be held at the University Center on UNF campus. It begins at 6:30 p.m. There will be professionals there to help with various parts of the home buying process.
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a sale of impounded livestock on Thursday. The sale will include an Arabian Quarter Horse. It will take place at State Road 16 West in Green Cove Springs beginning at 10 a.m. A driver’s license is required to be part of the sale.
Learn how to save money by using coupons at a workshop on Thursday. Karen Rodriquez of savingthefamilymoney.com will be conducting the workshop at the Florida Times Union Auditorium. It will begins at 6:30 p.m. Register by phone by calling 904-359-4570 or online at jacksonville.com/savvyshopper.
Fashion’s Night Out
The St. Johns Town Center will celebrate Fashion Night Out on Thursday. It will begin at 4 p.m. Attendees will enjoy an evening packed with events like a fashion show, celebrity sightings and entertainment. The runway show will feature fall and winter looks for retailers like Dillard’s Bare Escentuals and Sunglass Hut. Participating retailers will offer in-store activities and surprises. This event is free and open to the public.
Edward Waters College will open up its concert series Thursday with a recital performed by pianist Chia-Ching Shen. Shen is a native of Taiwan and she is recipient of numerous awards for her performances at competitions.
The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. at Milne Auditorium. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.
The Great Outdoors Event
Be the first to see the latest boat models, RVs and Gear at the Great Outdoors event beginning Friday. It will be held at the Prime Osborn Convention Center. Organizers say it is three shows under one roof. Meet Ashley and Chris from Animal Planet’s “Gator Boys’ on Saturday. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $8 and children under the age of 16 free. For more information, go to www.thegreatoutdoorsevent.com.
Comedy for the Cure
Get ready to laugh and help a local cause. Comedy for the Cure will be held Friday at Latitude 30. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Komen North Florida. Johnny Mac will be the headliner. Johnny’s wife is a breast cancer survivor and he is committed to the cause. The show beings at 8 p.m. For more information, go to www.komennorthflorida.org.
Fifth Quarter, an outreach event that provides a safe environment for Fleming Island High School students after the home game, will be held on Friday. It is free to students in 8th through 12th grades at Fleming Island Presbyterian Church. There is free food, games, and attractions. 5th Quarter begins at 9:30 p.m. and ends at 11:30 p.m.
Roll up your sleeves and give blood at the Main Library in St. Johns County on Friday. The Blood Alliance Bloodmobile will be parked there from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 904-827-6940 to make an appointment.
WJCT will continue its movie series this week. You can see the movie “New York, New York” at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Friday. The movie begins at 7 p.m. and admission is $5.
Stellers Gallery at Ponte Vedra
Stellers Gallery at Ponte Vedra will show the work of painters Jennifer J.L. Jones and Enrique Mora during an upcoming new exhibit. The exhibit will open Friday at the gallery beginning at 5:30 p.m. The gallery is located at 240 A1A North, Suite 13 in Ponte Vedra Beach. It is open from Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. For more information, call 904-273-6065.
Jump!Zone on Blanding Boulevard in Orange Park will host J! Frog’s third birthday party on Friday. It will begin at 4 p.m. Admission is for children 12 and under is $9. This includes bouncing on all six inflatables, photo opportunities with the characters, balloon animals and a puppet show. Free cupcakes will be available while supplies last. Guests may purchase tickets by phone at 904-328-2227 or at the facility.
Big River and a Hoedown
Grab your overall and hat and come on over to Limelight Theatre for a hoedown celebration to kickoff the season opening of Big River. It will begin at 6 p.m. at the theatre located at 11 Old Mission Avenue in downtown St. Augustine on Friday. Tickets are $50 and include the show. Huck Finn-inspired attire is encouraged. For more information, call the Limelight Theatre at 904-825-1164.
First Friday Lunch
Glynn Environmental Coalition will host its First Friday Lunch on Friday. It will be held at the International House of Pancakes on New Jesup Highway in Brunswick. The guest speaker will be Brian Zielinski, the new senior environmental engineer for Renessenz. It will begin at 11 a.m.
Founder’s Day 2012
The original headboard from the casket of the Founder of St. Augustine will be formally returned to the Mission Nombre de Dios on Saturday. This is part of the 447th anniversary celebration of St. Augustine. The Founder’s Day event will begins at 10 a.m. with a historical reenactment of Pedro Menendez’s landing. The restored headboard will be carried in procession after the reenactment of the landing. The procession will pause at the Prince of Peace Votive Church on the mission grounds for a talk by Dr. Timothy Johnson of Flagler College. The headboard will then be placed in the Mission Nombre de de Dios Museum for a permanent exhibit. The event is open to the public and free.
Wounded Warrior Project 8K Run
Run of walk to honor our nation’s Wounded Warriors. The 8K run will be held at the Jacksonville Landing on Saturday. Registration is $35 through September 8th. $15 for military and 1K fun run. The run begins at 8 a.m. For more information, go to www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
Bark for Life
You can help save lives during the Bark for Life on Saturday. It will be held at the Central Park in Fernandina Beach. Bark for Life is a non-competitive walk event for dos and their owners. Money is raised for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Fernandina Beach\Yulee and the homeless animals at Nassau Humane Society adoption center. The opening ceremony begins at 10 a.m. The walk begins 15 minutes later. Pre-registration fee is $20 per dog; late registration is $25 per dog. You can register at the NHS Dog Park, Second Chance store or online at www.nassauhumanesociety.com.
Fall Arts and Craft Show
See the latest in arts and craft during the Fall Arts and Crafts show starting Saturday. It will be held at the Morocco Shrine Auditorium on St. Johns Bluff Road. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $3 each. For more information, go to www.neflshrinersshows.org.
9/11 Heroes Run
Join Tom Coughlin Jay Fund and the Travis Manion Foundation in honoring the men and woman who lost their lives on Sept.11th by participating in a run on Saturday. It will be held at the Veterans Memorial Wall beginning at 5:30 p.m. All ages welcome. To register for the run, go to www.911heroesrun.com.
Jacksonville’s Dancing with the Stars
Local celebrities will show off their dance moves on Saturday during Jacksonville’s Dancing with the Stars. A Social Affair Dance Studios has partnered with the Special Olympics Duval for this year’s event. It will be held at the Terry Theater in the Times-Union Center beginning at 7 p.m. To purchase tickets, go to www.jaxdwts.com.
Florida Texaco Country Showdown
Seven talented country music artists will compete for the Florida Texaco Country Showdown title on Saturday. The competition will be held at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park beginning at 8 p.m. The winner will receive $1,000 in cash and will move to the regional competition in Shreveport, Louisiana in November. For more information, go to www.musicliveshere.com.
Zipline Grand Opening Event
Nocatee will host a grand-opening event on Saturday for its new zipline. The zipline runs over the community’s Splash Water Park. The event begins at Noon with a professional DJ, dance party and games. The winners of the community’s Facebook picture contest will be announced and will be the first to ride down the zipline.
Jax Cash Mob
Jax Cash Mob will be held this Saturday in Five Points. Sun Ray Cinema on Park Street will be the meetup point at 11 a.m. Attendees will watch a short film and the next cash mob site will be unveiled. Afterwards, there will be a post-mob lunch and socializing at Tapa That on Lomax Street at 1 p.m.
The Players Championshop and community partners will help families in St. Johns County with school supplies on Saturday. Students and families from Crookshank Elementary School and students and families from the district’s A.S.S.I.S.T program are invited to a resource day. They will receive school supplies, shoes and clothing, physicals, dental screenings, vision screenings and assistance with social services. It will be held at Crookshank Elementary School on North Whitney Street in St. Augustine beginning at 10 a.m.
Wings N’ Wheels
It’s an event for car and aviation lovers. Wings N’ Wheels will be held Saturday at the Jacksonville Executive at Craig Airport. The event will feature aircraft display, a car show, plane rides, kids’ zone, and entertainment. It will begin at 10 a.m. and lasts until 4 p.m.
Anglers For A Cure
The 6th annual Anglers for A Cure will be held on Saturday. It begins at first light at the Jim King Park and Boat Ramp at Sisters Creek Marina. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the BGC Foundation for research and education. For more information, call 904-305-1599 or visit www.anglersforacure.org.
Want to find out how to lawn bowl or play bocce ball? Join a park ranger at Fort George Island Cultural State Park for lawn bowling. The program will take place at Ribault Club. No reservation is necessary and the program is free. It begins at 2 p.m on Saturday.
The community is invited to come out and celebrate with North Shore Elementary School on Saturday. The school is hosting a FCAT Parade. The school is celebrating earning a “B”. It increased two letter grades, rising from a “D” last year. The lineup will start at the intersection of 46th Street and Pearl Street, beginning at 9 a.m. The procession will end at Ivy Street.
Summer Concert at Friday Musicale
Pianist John Urban will perform on Sunday during the Friday Musicale. The concert will include works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin and Brahms. It will begin at 6 p.m. at Friday Musicale, which is located in the Brooklyn area of Riverside at 645 Oak Street. This concert is free and open to the public.
R&B singer Anthony Hamilton will bring his musical talent to Jacksonville on Sunday. He will perform at the Times-Union Center beginning at 7:30 p.m. For tickets, go to www.ticketmaster.com.
The Jewish Community Alliance’s Theatre of Youth will hold auditions for “Cinderella” on Sunday. It will begin at 1 p.m. Students in kindergarten through 8th grade are eligible to try out. The show will be performed in December. The recital fee is $160 for JCA members and $240 for non-members but no fees are collected until the cast list is posted.
Low Country Shrimp and Crawfish Boil
Enjoy a St. Johns River Shrimp and Crawfish Low Country Boil Sunday at Benny’s Steak and Seafood. It begins at 3 p.m. with live music, drink specials and raffles.
Kicked Up Cooking
The holidays will be here soon. Here’s a way for you to learn some fancy recipes and impress your family. Join Chefs Tori and Jon Kaplan for a cooking lesson on Sunday at the Jewish Community Alliance. It will being at 4 p.m. This is a hands-on class. Wine included. Registration is required by Sept. 4th. The fee is $30 for JCA members and $45 for non-members.
Dodge Ball Tourney
Bring your entire family for a day of fun, music and food to Sertoma’s Charity Beach Dodge Ball Tournament. It will be held at the St. Augustine Beach Pier on Sunday. You can watch teams of all ages compete for charity. Thirty-six teams are expected to show up. The tournament begins at 11 a.m.
“Taste of Rosh Hashanah”
Winn-Dixie is inviting shoppers to its annual “Taste of Rosh Hashanah” on Sunday. Guests will have the chance to enjoy a special tasting featuring recipes developed by Winn Dixie’s team. In addition to the fun, guests can also pick up specially crafted holiday recipe cards and a shopping list. This event will be held at the location on W. University Boulevard and it is free. It begins at 11 a.m. and will last until 1 p.m.
Walk of Hope Foundation Golf Tournament
The Walk of Hope Foundation will sponsor a golf tournament on Monday. It will be held at the World Golf Village. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. Shotgun at 1:30 p.m. and a dinner banquet at 6:30 p.m. Walk of Hope Foundation was formed last November by Terri Hellard. The organization’s inspiration is Carolin Coxwell and her determination to walk again one day. Coxwell was hit by a drunk driver just days before her 32nd birthday last year. For more information on the golf tournament, go to www.walk-of-hope-foundation.org.
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