What's Happening Around NE Fla. This Week

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Wednesday

Sixth Annual Pet Walk Pet lovers can promote pet health, art, adoptions and safety during the sixth annual Pet Walk on Wednesday. It will begin at 5 p.m. at the Florida Theatre. It is free to the public. Your pet could win the award for best tricks, best adoption story and others. If you would like to participate, go to www.floridatheatre.com.

First Wednesday Art Walk Join artist Steve Williams during this month?s Art Walk. He will combine the Art Walk audience, Twitter audience and fellow artists to create a real-time mobile and Internet performance. Williams' location will be announced prior to the event via @_SteveWilliams and with the tag #pound. Along with Williams, there will be pet-inspired art on display at the Hemming Plaza and the grand opening of the Southlight Gallery on Bay Street. The Art Walk begins at 5 p.m., rain or shine.

Music By The Sea The ninth annual Music by the Sea concert series continues this week with a free concert at the St. Augustine Beach Pier and Pavilion. Penguin Teeth will perform beginning at 7 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. For a full schedule, go to www.thecivicassociation.org.

WJCT?s Electro Lounge WJCT?s Electro Lounge movie series continues this week. You can see ?New York, New York? at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. The 1977 movie stars Robert De Niro and Liza Minnelli as musicians and lovers during a transitional time in the history of jazz. The movie starts at 7 p.m. A $5 admission fee will be collected at the door.


Free Energy Efficiency Workshop St. Johns County will hold a series of free energy efficiency workshops this month. Thursday?s workshop will be about LEED measurement and verification. You can learn how to verify your savings by measuring the energy that is being consumed after your project is finished. The workshops will be held every Thursday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the wind mitigation building at the Agriculture Center. For more information, go to www.sjcfl.us.

Jerrod Niemann Performs Country artist Jerrod Niemann returns to Mavericks on Thursday. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Niemann?s debut album, ?Lover, Lover,? was released last year and became his first top 40 single on the country music charts. Tickets can be purchased directly from the Mavericks box office. The concert is for those 21 or older.


Jacksonville University Music Faculty Showcase Join the Jacksonville University artists for an evening of contemporary, classical and jazz music on Friday. The Music Faculty showcase will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Terry Concert Hall. It is free. For more information, head to www.arts.ju.edu.


Founding of St. Augustine Celebrate the 446th anniversary of the founding of St. Augustine on Saturday. There will be a historical re-enactment of Admiral Don Pedro Menendez De Aviles landing in 1565, a grand procession to the Mission Nombre de Dios Museum and a lecture about the founding by Dr. Michael Gannon. This event will begin at 10 a.m. at the Mission Nombre de Dios and Shrine of Our Lady La Leche. Additional activities will take place at the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park following Dr. Gannon?s speech. Admission is free to this event.

Recovery Walk This month is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. A Recovery Walk will be held Saturday to celebrate the lives of those who made a commitment to recover. The walk will begin at 8 a.m. at the offices of River Region on Park Street. Participants will walk to the Landing and back.

Delbert McClinton Performs He has been making music for four decades. Now, Delbert McClinton is bringing his musical talent to Jacksonville. He will perform Saturday at the Florida Theatre beginning at 8 p.m. To purchase tickets, head to www.floridatheatre.com.

Movies Under the Bridge You can watch a movie under the bridge on Saturday. ?Karate Kid 2? will be shown at the Riverside Arts Market beginning at 7:30 p.m. There will be free admission and parking. For more information about the movie and the Riverside Arts Market, head to www.riversideartsmarket.com.

Second Saturday Artrageous Artwalk Downtown Fernandina Beach art galleries will open their doors for the monthly second Saturday Artrageous Artwalk. The galleries will feature a variety of artwork from local artists. It will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Grandparent?s Weekend Come celebrate Grandparent?s weekend at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. Beginning Saturday, grandparents can receive one free admission with the purchase of another admission at regular prize. Coupons can be printed at www.jacksonvillezoo.org. There will be family activities, face painting and other activities. Also, ElderSource will be at the zoo on Saturday.

Mosh will also be offering a special deal for grandparents. It will offer one free admission for a grandparent with each paid admission for a grandchild.

Senior Wellness Health Seminar The Florida Blue Center will celebrate seniors at this month?s seminar. Local seniors and their families are invited to a free health seminar. There will be two special presentations by motivational speaker, Greg Gaines. The presentations will begin at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. There will also be free health screenings, massages and one-on-one consultations. This event begins at 10 a.m. The Florida Blue Center is located at the St. Johns Town Center.

Statewide Texaco Country Showdown The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is hosting the statewide finals of the Texaco Country Showdown on Saturday. Eight winners from around the state will compete for the Showdown title, $1,000 in cash and the right to compete in one of the five national regional contests. LACS Band will perform after the contest ends. For more information, go to www.musicliveshere.com. The Spirit of the Suwanne Park is located north of Live Oak.

Nature Hike Join a park ranger at Fort George Island Cultural State Park for a nature hike. It will begin at 2 p.m. at the Ribault Club at the park. Participants should bring bug spray and bottled water. This program is free.


Fall Bridal Show Are you planning a wedding? You can check out the latest styles and trends during the Jacksonville Bridal Connection Fall Bridal Show 2011 on Sunday. It will begin at 1 p.m. at UNF University Center. There is a $5 admission. For more information, go to www.jacksonvillebridalconnection.com.

Free Park Entry Celebrate Florida Literacy Month at a state park. Visitors who bring a library card, library book or donate a book can enter a state park for free on Sunday. The Skyway Fishing Pier State Park in St. Petersburg is excluded from this event.


Restaurant Helps Dreams Come True You can help support Dreams Come True and enjoy some great food. The Columbia Restaurant in St. Augustine will donate 5 percent of all guests? lunch and dinner checks, in the form of gift certificates, to charitable organizations chosen by customers. One of those organizations is Dreams Come True. Last year, the organization which helps children with life-threatening illnesses, received more than $900 in Columbia Restaurant gift certificates.

"Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" You can see the story of two con men at the Alhambra Theatre. "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" is currently being performed at the Theatre. It is the story of two con men who compete to decide who will stay in town. You can purchase tickets and see showtimes at www.alhambrajax.com. The show runs through Sept. 18.

"God Of Carnage" It was one of the most talked about comedies of the 2009 Broadway season. Now, you can see "God Of Carnage" at the Hippodrome Theatre in Gainesville. The show opens on Sept. 2 and will run through Sept. 25. The scene of "God of Carnage" is set in a New York City apartment where two sets of parents arrange a meeting to discuss a playground altercation between their 11-year-old sons. What starts out as a rational meeting turns into an out of control meeting. For show times or to purchase tickets, go to www.thehipp.org.

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