Join Channel 4’s Mary Baer and Richard Nunn on Thursday. They will take part in the Betty Griffin House annual Benefit luncheon fashion show “Runway for Safety.” It will be held at the Marriott Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach beginning at 11 a.m. Guest speaker will be a domestic abuse survivor. Tickets are $50 per person. Contact Floridaadiu@aol.com for information about reservations.
Music lovers can enjoy the 16th annual Magnolia Fest at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak this weekend. Artists include award-winning singer Bonnie Raitt, the multi-award winning bluegrass group the Del McCoury Band, and others. The Fest kicks off Thursday and will continue through Sunday. For more information on tickets, go to www.musicliveshere.com.
Annual Scrabble Soiree
Join Learn to Read for the 15th annual Scrabble Soiree. It will be held at St. John’s Cathedral on East Church Street beginning at 6 p.m. This event raises money for the Learn to Read adult literacy program and services.
Dine with Us Downtown
This month’s Dine with Us Downtown will take place at the River City Brewing Company. This is a monthly event to highlight and support dining options in Downtown Jacksonville. Dine with Us begins at 5:30 p.m. You can reserve a table by calling 904-398-2299. To view the menu, go to www.rivercitybrew.com/dinner.html.
Haven Hospice will host a grief and loss support group on Thursday. It will be held at St. Luke Catholic Church on Blanding Boulevard in Middleburg. The group will meet every third Thursday of the month beginning at 7 p.m.
George Clinton Performs
Funk Legend George Clinton is coming to St. Johns County. He will perform at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Thursday. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall and the St. Augustine Amphitheatre Box Offices, findmytix.com, ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 800-745-3000.
Free Career Counseling
The City of Jacksonville’s Military Affairs, Veteran and Disabled services Department will host a free career counseling and employment counseling on Thursday. It will be held at City Hall in Suite 120 beginning at 3 p.m.
“Team Send off Rally”
The Jacksonville Jaguars will host a Team Send off Rally on Friday. The Jaguars will take on the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. Fans can gather to say goodbye next to the Touchdown statue outside the West Touchdown Club. It begins at 10 a.m. to noon.
Monster Mash Dash 5K
Bring your family, friends and costumes for the Monster Mash Dash 5K on Friday. It will be held at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds. The fun run begins at 6 p.m. and the 5K run begins at 6:30 p.m. In addition to the run, there will be food, children’s activities and live entertainment. Organizers want you to dress to impress and run in your costume, and then participate in a costume contest. You can register for the run at supportcommunityhospice.com.