National Honeybee Awareness Day Saturday is National Honeybee Awareness Day and you can do your part to raise awareness. The Putnam County Beekeepers and St. Johns Beekeepers will host an event featuring several speakers. This free event will be held Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. at Deb's Bee Supply on Bee Farm Road in Hastings. Organizers encourage you to bring a chair.
Summer Beach Run Run during Florida's oldest beach run on Saturday. The Summer Beach run will begin with a 5-mile run at 6:30 p.m. and 1 mile fun-run at 6:35 p.m. at the Jacksonville Beach Seawalk Pavilion. There will be a post race party with food provided by Tijuana Flats and live music. To register for the run, go to www.1stplacesports.com.
Riverside Arts Market You can enjoy live music and get some fresh fruits and vegetables at the Riverside Arts Market. It takes place under the Fuller Warren Bridge from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Groups performing this week include singers David Russell, Brent Byrd and Rabbit!.
Summer Movie Classics The Florida Theatre will open its doors both days this weekend for families who want to watch movies. The theatre will show "'The African Queen" beginning Saturday at 7:30 p.m. There will be another showing on Sunday, beginning at 2 p.m. Tickets prices can be found at www.floridatheatre.
Barrier Islands Join a park ranger on Saturday for an informative talk on the natural history of sea islands and their role in coastal ecology. The topics will address beach erosion, island migration and island formation. The program will take place at the multi-use trail pavilion located on the South beach area on Little Talbot Island. The program is free with regular park admission.
Family Fun Day Jacksonville families can enjoy a free family fun day at the Museum of Contemporary Art on Sunday. The museum will be conducting art exhibit, performances and fun experiences for the family. This will begin at noon . For more information, go to www.mocajacksonville.org.
Wedding Workshop Brides and groom can receive advice on how to plan a wedding and save money during a wedding workshop on Sunday. It will begin at 10 a.m. At the Omni Jacksonville hotel. This workshop is presented by Elegant Wedding By Lisa. It is a day long event with multiple wedding experts on site. For more information, go to www.elegantweddingsbylisa.com.
God Belongs In My City Youth Rally Jacksonville students are invited to attend a God Belongs In My City youth rally on the first day of school. "God Belongs in My City" is a campaign started in New York after a youth group saw an atheist advertisement campaign. It has now gone nationwide. The youth rally will be held at the Potters House on Normandy Boulevard. Doors open at 6 p.m. For more information, go to www.godbelongsinmycity.com.
Stranger in Paradise: The Work of Rev. Howard Finster Explore the vision and themes of the Rev. Howard Finster during an exhibit at Museum of Contemporary Art. The Rev. Finster is one of America's most widely known self-taught artists. He produced more than 46,000 pieces of art before his death in 2001. You can see the exhibit until Aug. 28. For more information on this exhibit, go to www.mocajacksonville.com.
More Than A Game Exhibit The Ritz Theatre and Museum hosts a new exhibit, "More Than A Game: African American Sports In Jacksonville, 1900-1975." Organizers say the exhibit features much of the untold history of Jacksonville's African-American athletes who played sports locally or beyond during segregation. For more information, go to www.ritzjacksonville.com or call 904-632-5555.
Fall Open Enrollment Jacksonville Centre of the Arts is enrolling new students for the fall term. Students can enroll in beginner to advanced level classes in ballet, jazz, hip-hop and modeling/etiquette. Students age 3 to adult are accepted. For more information, call 904-355-5551. Jacksonville Centre of the Arts is located on Beach Boulevard.