“The Art of Marriage”
The Marriage Ministry of Neptune Beach will host “The Art of Marriage” beginning Friday. This six-part event will present the principles of a strong, healthy relationship. The conference will begin Friday at 6 p.m. and continue through Saturday. Childcare is available by appointment and donation. Organizers say each couple will be given a workbook with useful tips, articles and exercises. The cost to attend this seminar is $40 per couple. Tickets may be purchased at Lifeway Christian Bookstore-Town Center or at www.neptunebaptist.org/ministries/marriage or by calling 904-249-2307.
Jacksonville’s lacrosse team will be back in action this weekend. The Jacksonville Bullies will take on the Charlotte Copperheads on Friday at the Veterans Memorial Arena beginning at 7 p.m. Friday’s game will also benefit In the Pink for “Cancer United.” For information on tickets, call 904-425-8905.
Mandarin High School will host its inaugural Homecoming Parade on Friday. It will proceed from Palmetto Leaves Park on Greenland Road to Mandarin High School. The parade will include floats, band and ROTC. The parade will begin at 11:30 a.m. and run until 1 p.m.
Free Art Show
Haven Hospice will host “7 Weeks... Tragedy to Triumph” on Friday. This art show is compromised of paintings made by a survivor of a rare brain tumor. The art show will be held at 200 Southpark Boulevard, Suite 207 in St. Augustine beginning at 5 p.m. For more information, call 904-810-2377.
John Hiatt and the Combo
Rock guitarist, pianist, and songwriter John Hiatt and the Combo will perform at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on Friday. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at www.pvconcerthall.com or by calling 800-745-3000.
The Italian Club of Jacksonville and the City Of Jacksonville will host Festa Italina, a 3-day celebration of all things Italian. It will be held at the IAC Clubhouse on Westberry Road in Mandarin. It kicks off Friday at 6 p.m. and runs through Sunday. This free event will include kids bounce houses, Italian food and souvenirs. For more information, go to www.iacofjacksonville.com or call 904-268-2882.
Discover the Universe
Florida State College at Jacksonville, The museum of Science and History and the Northeast Florida Astronomical Society will celebrate the Discover the Universe fall Astronomy Events. On Friday, there will be events at Florida State College Kent Campus in Room E104 beginning at 7 p.m. On Saturday, the Museum of Science and History will hosts events throughout the day beginning at 10 a.m. Later that evening, there will be observing at Hanna Park beginning at 7 p.m.
Reptile Awareness Weekend
The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park will host Reptile Awareness Weekend beginning Friday. Guests will have a special opportunity to take a picture with a small Chinese alligator. The Chinese alligator is considered one of the most endangered reptiles in the world. Other weekend activities will include the chance to feed the alligators, a raffle drawing to benefit the Chinese alligator conservation and Maximo feedings.
American Breast Cancer Fundraiser
Jacks or Better Casino will host a fundraising event to benefit the American Breast Cancer Foundation on Friday. This event will be on our 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. cruises. The ship boards at Ocean Street in Atlantic Beach.
WeinerMobile Visits Northeast Florida
The Weinermobile is coming to Northeast Florida. It will be at the Winn Dixie Golf Tournament. The hours for the weinermobile is Friday thru Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will be at the TPC Sawgrass , Dye’s Valley Golf Course adjacent to the Winn-Dixie Pavilion in Ponte Vedra Beach