What's happening in our area this week
Haven Hospice is hosting a caregiver’s support group on Monday. It will be held at the Custead Care Center in Orange Park off Blanding Boulevard. The support group begins at 4 p.m. The Grief and Loss Support group will meet every Tuesday from October 2nd through October 23rd at the same location beginning at 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 904-279-1677.
Adult Kickball League
Grab your entire family and join the Adult Kickball League in Palm Coast. Games begin on Monday and continue each Monday night at Ralph Center next to Rymfire Elementary School. The fee is $135 per team. For more information, call 386-986-2323 or go to www.discoverpalmcoast.com.
Charity Golf Tournament
Come out and enjoy some time on the greens during the Charity Golf Tournament on Monday. This tournament sponsored by the Little star Center raises money for autism research. It will be held at the San Joe Country Club. For more information on how to sign up to play or donate, call 904-928-0112.
Spanish Wine and Food Festival
You can take part in the inaugural St. Augustine Spanish Wine and Food Festival. It will begin Wednesday and run through Saturday. This is the first in a series of events to honor St. Augustine’s Spanish roots. Proceeds from this event will help Children’s Museum of St. Johns, Alzheimer’s Project of St. Johns County Council on Aging and a new program aimed at educating homeless students in the culinary art. The first event will take place Wednesday at the Tasting Room. The second event will be held Thursday at Rhett’s Piano Bar and Brasserie. Friday’s event will be held at River House for an evening of Spanish music, dancing and dinner. On Saturday, the Grand Tasting held will be held at the St. Augustine and St. Johns County Visitors Information Center beginning at 3 p.m. For ticket reservation information or to purchase tickets, go to www.staugustinespanishwinefestival.com.
First Wednesday Art Walk
Get ready to enjoy some time downtown during the First Wednesday Art Walk. This month’s theme is Hispanic Heritage. The fun and festivities begin at 5 p.m. and goes until 9 p.m. For more information, go to www.downtownjacksonville.com.
First Coast Classic Ballroom and Latin Dance Championship
Get your dancing shoes on for the 22nd annual First Coast Classic Dancesport Championship. It will be held at the Renaissance World Golf Village in St. Augustine beginning Thursday. The competition begins that morning and continues throughout the weekend. If you want to come and watch, you can purchase a ticket starting at $20 To purchase a ticket, call 904-338-9219 or go to www.firstcoastclassic.com.
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 begin at 6:45 p.m. For more information, go to www.bigorangechorus.com.
Florida Surfing Championship
You can see some of the best surfers in the nation at work during the Florida Surfing Championship beginning Thursday in Jacksonville Beach. There will be a stand up Paddleboard series and a skateboarding feature. In addition to surfing activities, there will be a surf-inspired art show, kidzone, 5K race benefiting the Donna Deegan Foundation and the U.S. Surfing Foundation.
Home Buying Seminar
Get your questions answered about home buying during a seminar on Thursday. It will be held at the University Center on UNF Campus. It will begin at 6:30 p.m. Experts on various aspects of home buying will be there to answer any question you may have about buying a home.
Artober Fest will be held during the First Friday Artwalk in St. Augustine on Friday. Jewelry, mosaic creations, pottery, and other art will be on display at Amiro Art and Found. Stroll down Aviles Street. Artober Fest begins at 5 p.m.
Riverside Arts Market
See the latest in art and find fresh fruit and vegetable at the Riverside Arts Market. It is open each Saturday under the Fuller Warren Bridge from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For a list of entertainment, go to www.riversideartsmarket.com.
Filipino Pride Celebration
The Filipino Pride Celebration will take place Saturday at the Jacksonville Landing. There will be live music, traditional dress and dance and plenty of fun. It will take place beginning at 11 a.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Come out and support Jacksonville’s lacrosse team with your jerseys and socks. The team will take on the Reading Rockets beginning at 7 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Arena. Tickets will be $8 for high school students, $10 for college students. You can buy tickets by calling 904-425-8905.
One of the most successful reggae bands of all time will be performing in Jacksonville on Saturday. The Wailers will be performing during the U.S Surfing Championship at the Seawalk Pavilion at Jacksonville Beach. The show begins at 8 p.m. and it is free.
Community First Saturday
The JAX Chamber and Community first Credit Union of Florida will kick off a new monthly event along the Downtown Riverwalk behind the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday. It will feature family-friend activities. For more information, go to www.communityfirstsaturday.com.
Volunteers are needed for the Paramedic Competition in Flagler County on Saturday. Twenty teams from around the country will be participating in a 24-hour competition beginning at 10 a.m. Volunteers should have a minimal amount of medical background or currently enrolled in medical training. Volunteers will be provided with meals and snacks. To volunteer, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation will host its 12th annual Miracles Gala on Saturday. It will be held at the Sawgrass Marriott oin Ponte Vedra. There will be a “Derby after Dark” theme. This fundraiser also includes a silent and live auction, and entertainment. Individual tickets are $175 each. For more information, go to www.jdrf.org.
Writers can get some tips from novelist, short-story writer, and creative writing professor John Dufresne on Saturday. He will hold a one-day workshop in Flagler College’s Kenan Hall. The workshop will begin at 9 a.m. It is open to all writers. To register, visit www.attentionwriters.com. Conference fees are $75 per person, $45 for Flagler College faculty and staff and $25 for students.
Pink Up The Pace
The 4th annual Pink Up The Pace 5K walk and run will be held on Saturday in downtown St. Augustine. It begins at 8 a.m. This event will kick off breast cancer awareness month. There will be an expo and packet pickup on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Ponce De Leon Mall. This event will feature booths about breast cancer awareness, silent auction and raffle. To register for this walk, go to www.pinkupthepace.org.
Full of Bull Redfish Tournament
Grab your reel and your rod and come on down for a day of fishing. The Full of Bull Redfish Tournament will begin at 7 a.m. on Saturday at the Beach Marine in Jacksonville Beach. There is a $50 entry fee. For more information, go to www.fullofbullredfish.com.
Dog Park Opens
Jacksonville’s newest apartment community will celebrate the grand opening of its dog park on Saturday. It is located at 8680 Baymeadows Road East near State Road 9A and I-295 East. The Cabana Club is the first apartment community to provide a dog park for residents. For more information, call 904-374-2700. Hours for the park opening are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Jacksonville Jaguars will be back in action in front of a hometown crowd on Sunday. They will take on the Chicago Bears beginning at 4:05 p.m. at Everbank Field. To purchase a ticket, go to www.jaguars.com.
The Council on Aging of Nassau County will host its 9th annual fall Gala on Sunday. It will be held at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation. For $125 contribution, donors will enjoy food with select wines and have a chance to bid on items during a live auction. The funds raised from this event go to help local organizations. For more information, go to www.coanassau.com.
Amelia Island Jazz Festival
Enjoy Jazz on a Sunday evening during a free concert in Amelia Park. It will begin at 4 p.m. and will feature the U.S. Navy Dixieland Band and TGIF. Before that concert, you can enjoy music by Les DeMerle, Bonnie Eisele and other guests. Seatings for this concert begin at noon and 2 p.m.
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