The 11th Annual Gingerbread House Extravaganza
The Historic Old St Andrews in Downtown Jacksonville will host the life-size gingerbread confections competition today through Saturday from 11am to 5pm. All proceeds will go to children programs under the Jacksonville Historical Society. Adults are $5, Children ages 3-16 will be $3.For more information visit www.gingerbreadjax.org
Blue Christmas Service
All Saints Episcopal Church will host a special Blue Christmas service this season. It will be held at the church on Hendricks Avenue on Wednesday, beginning at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited, regardless of faith. The short service will be followed by light refreshments and fellowship in the church hall.
Children’s Toy Drive and Community Food Donations
Mane de Leon, a full-service hair salon in St. Augustine, will host an open house, toy drive and food donation on Wednesday. The community is invited to attend the free event and asks that you bring a new, unwrapped toy for children. Non-perishable food items are also encouraged as donations. This event begins at 6 p.m. For more information, call 904-824-4247.
Abella’s School of Dance will host a two-day dance workshop beginning Wednesday. Classes are available for kids ages 9 to 11 beginning at 3:30 p.m. and ages 12 to adult at 5:30 p.m. The workshop is hosted by Kit McDaniel. She holds a BFA in dance from Florida State University and currently dances for New York City companies. To register for the dance workshop, call 904-810-5670 or visit www.abellaballet.com.
99.1 WQIK Winter Wonder Jam
99.1 WQIK invites you to celebrate the holiday season with them as they host a free concert with country star, Easton Corbin at The Jacksonville Landing, Wednesday Night at 8p.m. . The event will include your favorite Christmas tunes, tree lighting shows, pictures with Santa, children activities and more.
Astronomy for Everyone
Join the Main Library and award-winning astrophysicist Kevin Manning for a exploration of the skies as he demonstrates how the universe works. This free program is open to public and starts Wednesday night at 6pm.
Grief and Loss Support Group
Haven Hospice is hosting a grief and loss support group on Thursday at St. Luke Catholic Church Middleburg on Blanding Boulevard beginning at 7 p.m. For more information, call 904-279-1677.
Horton Actors Studio
Come watch a Live Performance from the Performers Academy at the Scottish Rite Theater, Thursday night at 5:30 p.m. Tots, music and dance, a teen play, and monologues will all be featured in this one night attraction. Tickets are $10 online and $15 the day of the performance. For more information call (904) 469-2672.
Teen Holiday Party