Be a Parent, Not a Friend
Local families can learn more about the dangers of underage alcohol and drug use on Thursday. Be a Parent, Not a Friend will be held at Bartram Trail High School auditorium beginning at 7 p.m. Channel 4’s Kent Justice will be the town hall moderator, along with Sheriff David Shoar. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Honoring the Legends
Flagler College will honor baseball coach Dave Barnett, men’s basketball coach Bo Clark and tennis coach Walter Shinn at the “Honoring the Legends” banquet on Thursday. This event features a silent auction and dinner in the Ponce de Leon dining Hall. Tickets are $75. For more information, call 904-819-6205.
Big Orange Men’s Chorus Auditions
If you want to become a member of Jacksonville’s men’s barbershop and an a cappella chorus, then you have a chance on Thursday. Scheduled auditions for the Big Orange Men’s Chorus will be held on Thursday at the Shepherd of the Woods Church on Southside Boulevard. Candidates should be prepared with an cappella piece. Auditions begins at 6:45 p.m. For more information, go to www.bigorangechorus.com.
Dine with Us Downtown
Local families can participate in Dine with Us Downtown at Café Nola at MOCA. This event will include a cocktail hour and a special pre-fix menu. Reservations are recommended. It begins at 6:30 p.m.
A Starry Shindig! For the Sanctuary on 8th Street
You are invited to a Starry Shindig! , the Sanctuary on 8th Street on Friday. This annual fundraiser will be held at the Garden Club of Jacksonville. This year’s event will celebrate 20 year of service to the community and features a special performance by the National Public Radio’s State of Reunion host and Sanctuary Poet Emeritus, Al Leston. Tickets are $40 per person. For reservations and information, call 904-356-3588 or www.sanctuaryon8th.org.
BBQ Chicken Fundraiser
You can help seniors in Clay County during the 8th annual BBQ Chicken Fundraiser on Friday. It will be held at the Orange Park Town Hall Park at the corner of Kingsley and U.S.17. The price of a plate which includes chicken, coleslaw, beans and roll is $7. Drinks will be available for $1. To pre-order tickets, call 904-229-0510.
Fall Coin Show
The Greater Jacksonville Coin Club will host a coin show this weekend in Jacksonville. The first annual fall show will be held at the Morocco Shrine on St. Johns Bluff Road beginning Friday. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dealers will be on hand to offer free appraisals. There will be a coin collecting seminar for kids Admission is free and parking is also free. The coin show runs through Saturday.
Endless Summer 10K
Runners and walkers can enjoy soft sand and take part in the Endless Summer 10K on Saturday. It will be held at the Anastasia State Park on A1A South. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. The race begins at 7:30 a.m. For more information, go to www.endlesssummerrun.org.
Avondale 5K Classic
Take a run through Jacksonville’s historic Avondale district on Saturday. The Avondale 5K Classic will begin Saturday at 8 a.m. at the Shoppes of Avondale. The course runs through Boone Park and along St. Johns Avenue. To register, go to www.1stplacesports.com.
PurpleStride Jacksonville 2012
Be part of a day of inspiration of hope and help fight pancreatic cancer. PurpleStride Jacksonville 2012 will take place at Jacksonville Beach beginning at 8 a.m. For more information on how to register, go to www.purplestride.rog/jacksonville.
Senior Health and Safety Awareness Day
It’s a day for food, fun, door prizes and free document shredding. Senior Health and Safety Awareness Day will be held Saturday at Johnson Family YMCA on Cleveland Road. It begins at 10 a.m. and goes until 2 p.m. You can get a flu shot, have your blood pressure checked and learn about body mass index. For more information, go to www.firstcoastymca.org.
Singles are invited to the Lock and Key Singles Mixer at Whitey’s Fish Camp on Saturday. Every man get a key, woman gets a padlock and the goal is match the right key with the right padlock. Every time you unlock a key, you get a ticket for a drawing for prizes. It will cost you $25 to get in if you prepay, and $30 at the door. For more information, go to www.lockandkeyevent.com/jax.
Ride For Pride Scholarship
The Ground Pounders Riding Club and the Florida State College Foundations will host the 2nd annual Wounded Vets Ride for Pride Scholarship Rally on Saturday. This event benefits the Wounded Warrior Project. It raises money for wounded vets and their families to attend college at Florida State College at Jacksonville. It will be held at the Adamec Harley Davidson on Baymeadows Road. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with kickstands up at 11 a.m. The ride is limited to 700 riders. The fee to enter is $30 for rider, $5 for passenger if registering in advance on the website, and $10 the day of the event. For more information on the ride and to register, go to www.floridastatecollegefoundation.org.
Wildflowers of Fort George Island
Join a park ranger at Fort George Island on Saturday for a hike to discover the island’s wildflowers. The hike begins at 2 p.m. at the Ribault Club. Participants are encouraged to bring bug spray and bottled water. No reservation necessary. The program is free.
The Hemophilia Foundation of Greater Florida will sponsor a walk on Saturday at the Jacksonville Landing. It begins at 9 a.m. In addition to the walk, there will be ice-cream, food, and face painters to entertain walkers before and after the walk. To register for the walk, go to www.jacksonvillelanding.com/events.
Kids Only Fishing Tournament
Browns Creek Fish Camp is inviting all kids for a Kids Win Fishing tournament on Saturday. Lines go into the water at 9 a.m. at the fish camp on Heckscher Drive. Fishing ends at 1 p.m. with an awards ceremony at 1:15 p.m.
Documentary Screening and Discussion
Producer, director and writer Jonathan Gayles and historian Julian Chambliss will discuss the film White Scripts and Black Superman Saturday at the main Library. The film takes a look at early Black superheroes. It will begin at 1 p.m. at Hicks Auditorium. The program is free and open to the public.
Historic Main Street Cruise
Hundreds of classics and hot rods will be cruising down historic Springfield on Saturday. It will begin at 6 p.m. at Main and 4th Streets.