Kite Buggy Expo
You can watch the sights of colorful and fast moving nylon sails in the air this weekend on Jekyll Island. The annual Kite Buggy Expo will run through Saturday. It will begin at noon and run until 6:45 p.m. each day. There will be free clinics where you can try your hand with a four-line trainer kite under supervision. A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit Georgia Sea Turtle Center.
Black Manhood Forum
Filmmaker and speaker Reggie Bullock will serve as a guest speaker for the 10th annual Sons of Allen Retreat beginning Thursday. Bullock is known for his short film "A War For Your Soul." It was independently released on the Internet and more than two million people watched it. Bullock will host the Friday evening film presentation and forum, the State of Black Manhood beginning at 7 p.m. in the Milne Auditorium on the campus of Edward Waters College. The Sons of Allen Retreat will also feature a series of workshops, activities and fellowship. This event will last three days. Greater Grant Memorial AME Church is the host site for the retreat. For more information, visit www.11thdistrictamec.org.
Third Day Featuring Tenth Avenue North
Multi-platinum selling rock band Third Day has played to sold out crowds. Now, they are coming to Jacksonville. The band will perform at the Times-Union Center on Thursday. The concert begins at 7 p.m. To purchase tickets, head to www.ticketmaster.com.
Free Blues Concert
Hear some blues music in Amelia Island on Thursday. A free monthly concert will begins at 7:30 p.m. at Café Karibo on North 3rd Street in historic Fernandina Beach. This free monthly concert is a build up to the inaugural Amelia Island Blues Festival in September. For more information on entertainment, head to www.ameliaislandbluesfest.com
Farmer's Market At The Landing
Vendors will be on selling locally grown produce, baked goods, plants and pottery during the Jacksonville Landing Market. It is open every Friday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Firehouse Subs Men's Doubles Tennis Tournament
Firehouse Subs invites Jacksonville residents to attend the 2011 Firehouse Subs Mens Doubles Tennis Tournament beginning Friday. The free three-day event will be held at the Deerwood Tennis Complex on Golf Club Drive. All proceeds will benefit the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.
Go Red For Women Luncheon
There will be free health screenings, educational workshops, fashion show and speakers during the Go Red For Women Luncheon on Friday. It will be held at Citicards beginning at 10 a.m. To reserve your table, all 904-256-5723 or go to www.heart.org/firstcoastgored
African-American Cultural Arts Festival Hear gospel music and take part in health screenings during the African-American Cultural Arts Festival. It will begin on Friday at 7 p.m. at the St. Thomas Family Life Center. Admission is $10 The festivities move to A. Phillip Randolph Park on Saturday. Admission will be free on Saturday. The festival opens at 10 a.m. with performances by musical guests. There will also be a health fair. For more information, go to www.africanamericanculturalartsfestival.com.
Relay For Life In Green Cove Springs You can support Relay for Life and fight against cancer beginning Friday in Green Cove Springs. It will be held at the Clay County High School beginning at 6 p.m. There will be train rides, bounce houses and even a kiss the pig contest. If you can not make it to this event, you can donate online by visiting www.relayforlife.org/greencovespringsfl. This event will wrap up on Saturday morning ending at noon.
Relay For Life In Springfield
Celebrate, Remember, and Fight Back; the theme of this year's Relay for Life in Springfield. Festivities will begin Saturday at noon and last until 6 a.m. on Sunday morning. There will be food, bounce houses for the kids, kickball games and guest speakers. There will also be a special ceremony to honor those affected by cancer. You don't have to be on a team to enjoy the festivities. For more information, go to www.relayforlife.org/springfieldfl.