JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

Wednesday

Mandarin Library 25th Anniversary

The Jacksonville Public Library will celebrate 25 years on Wednesday with a special celebration. Former Mayor Tommy Hazouri will be the keynote speaker during this event and there will also be an open mic night for professional and amateur performers. Registration is required for the opening mic night. The Anniversary ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. The open mic night kicks off at 6 p.m. Former and current residents can come and share their stories about the library.

Hurricane Seminar

A free hurricane preparedness seminar will be held in Palm Coast on Wednesday. Experts will be on hand to help families prepare for the 2011 hurricane season. It will begin at 3 p.m. at the Palm Coast Community Center. It will also be simulcast on the radio at WNZF Radio, 1550 AM/106.3FM.

Barbara Thompson Dance Recital

Jacksonville dancers will show off their talent beginning Wednesday during a dance recital. It will be held at the Times-Union Center For The Performing Arts. Wednesday?s show begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday?s show begins at 7 p.m.

Jacksonville Suns

The Jacksonville Suns will take on the Mississippi Braves beginning Wednesday. The games will be held at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. For show times and tickets, go to www.jaxsuns.com.

Thursday

Native Plant Class

You can learn more about native plants in our area during a free native plant class on Thursday. It will be held at the SJC Windstorm Training Center in St. Augustine beginning at 2 p.m.

NFL Workshop

Women who would like to learn more about football can do so on Thursday at the NFL 101 workshop. The workshop is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at the World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater. During the class, you can learn how to speak football like a pro. The cost is $40 per person and includes a ticket to a Jaguar game. It also includes a NFL workbook and a special gift. For more information, go to www.priproductions.com.

Concerts In The Plaza

One of St. Augustine?s favorite music events returns this weekend. The Free Concerts in the Plaza kicks off this Thursday with a performance by Robert Peck and Friends. The concerts are free and they are held in the Plaza de la Constituction beginning at 7 p.m. Parking is free downtown after 5 p.m. If you plan to attend, concertgoers are encouraged to bring lounge chairs for sitting and picnic dinners. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed in the plaza. For a list of performers throughout the summer, go to www.plazaconcerts.com.

Friday

Ginuwine and Tank

They are two of the most popular R and B singers in America and they are combining their talents in Jacksonville. Singers Ginuwine and Tank will perform on Friday at the Florida Theatre beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $48 to $103. You can purchase tickets at www.floridatheatre.com or at www.ticketmaster.com.

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