JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Here is a list of events going on this weekend.
SATURDAY AUGUST 11, 2012
JAGUAR PAWPRINT PAINTING PARTY: On Saturday at 7:30 a.m. More than 200 volunteers are expected to turn out to paint the Jaguar PawPrints down the middle of Bay Street. The annual event, sponsored by the Downtown Council of the Chamber of Commerce has grown in popularity every year. It has become more of a party than a chore for the Council which began the tradition with the Jaguar's first season in 1995. Now Jaxon deVille, and The Roar cheerleaders are regular parts of the celebration. The event is scheduled to begin at 7:30 AM and the first paint should hit the pavement by 8:00. The teams of volunteers expect to have finished all 263 Paw Prints by 09:30. When the paint is dry, the painters will be thirsty so the party will continue at Mark's Downtown on Bay Street where Mimosas, Bloody Marys and other cold beverages will be available. If you would like to have your reporter participate and paint a PawPrint during the event, please contact party organizer. Bonnie Arnold at 346-3300 or 699-0961.
MOC ART CAMP: MOCA Jacksonville offers artcamp@MOCA, our creative art making summer camp for children ages 4-17. Experienced art educators provide a variety of art-oriented activities while having fun being creative. Your child will learn about contemporary art and grow their visual vocabulary. For more information please visit us at www.mocajacksonville.org. It's Saturday from 9 a.m. To 4 p.m. Prices start at $89 for members.
JACKSONVILLE FARMERS MARKET: Open every day of the year, dawn to dusk, save up to 70% or more on NE Florida's largest & fresh selection of local, ethnic, and specialty produce, agricultural and other food products. It's free to attend. The farmer's market runs this Saturday from 7 a.m. Through 7 p.m.
RIVERSIDE ARTS MARKET: The Riverside Arts Market is every Saturday from 10 a.m. To 4 p.m. off Riverside Avenue underneath the Fuller Warren Bridge. It features crafts, art, live entertainment and more!
92 AT THE ZOO: From June 18 through August 31, 2012, when the temperature is predicted to be higher than 92 degrees, guests can enjoy half-off general admission with a coupon from the Zoo's official website at jacksonvillezoo.org. The discount applies this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
ST. JOHNS TOWN CENTER EVENTS: Parents can get in some last minute back to school shopping at the St. Johns Town Center this weekend. There are two events Saturday to check out. Shop the new Ann Taylor concept store at St. Johns Town Center on Saturday, Aug. 11 from 1 to 5 p.m. with styling, refreshments and giveaways. During this time, Ann Taylor will donate 5 percent of all sales to the Junior League of Jacksonville. Also, check out the Naturalizer show promotion at Dillards. All you have to do is try on a pair of shoes and you'll get a $5 Starbucks gift card.
2ND ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD BACK TO SCHOOL BASH COMMUNITY: The Northeast Florida Community Action Agency invites families to participate in a resource fair and celebration Saturday off Ionia Street from 11 a.m. To 1 p.m. Those who participate will be eligible to receive back-to-school supplies (limited amount available). Lunch and other fun activities planned to celebrate back-to-school. nfcaa.org/news/events.asp
KAYAKING 101: Before you jump in the water, join Tree Hill Nature Center for a class on the basics of kayaking including what you'll need, where to go and what to do! Space is limited. Programs start at 1 p.m. Saturday and last about 45 minutes. Wear comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing. We recommend closed-toed shoes. It's $10 to take the class.
JACKSONVILLE BMX - AUGUST FREE RACE DAYS: Announcing Free August Race Days (August 11th - 18th) for new BMX riders! Come out and enjoy some healthy exercise at participating tracks courtesy of USA BMX! First race day is Saturday at 2 p.m.
TOUR DE PAIN: 5K on Saturday August 11th at 7 a.m. The 5K will be held in the morning at 1st Place Sports on Baymeadows Road. The course will be the same one used for the Celebration 5K and is USATF certified. The Mile Sizzler will take place Saturday at 4:30 p.m. followed by the awards ceremony in the Jacksonville Landing Courtyard. Awards will be given based on performances in all three events. For more information about this event, contact 1st Place Sports at (904) 731-1900 or visit www.1stplacesports.com. It's $30 per race.
FCA BACK-TO-SCHOOL CELEBRITY BASKETBALL GAME FUNDRAISER: J 3:16 Presents: FCA 1st Annual Back-To-School Celebrity Basketball Game Fundraiser Saturday at Edward Waters College at 5 p.m. Celebrity participants include:Omar Jacobs of the Jacksonville Sharks, Renaldo Norman Of the Jacksonville Giants, and a host of other city officials and EWC Alumni. There will be tons of games and prizes for the kids! Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children.
JACKSONVILLE SUNS: Baseball's never been hotter as the Jacksonville Suns take on the Mobile BayBears Saturday at 7:05 p.m. And Sunday at 6:05 p.m.
JIM GAFFIGAN PERFORMS: Stand-up comedian Jim Gaffian is one of the top five most successful touring comedians in the country today. He'll be performing at the Florida Theatre Saturday at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $41.25.
BBQ & BLUEGRASS: The RAIN Humane Society is holding this "fun raiser" at the Fernandina Beach Woman's Club, 201 Jean LaFitte Ave. Tickets are $10 and include a plate of barbecue with dessert and iced tea. There will also be live music and a cash bar that's stocked with beer and wine. A silent auction will also be going on at the event and items that are up for bids include Super Bowl Tickets, Country Music Awards tickets, and a wine tasting trip to Sonoma, Calif.
SUNDAY AUGUST 12, 2012
HEROES ON THE WATER: Heroes on the Water takes wounded and disabled veterans out kayak fishing as part of their physical and mental rehabilitation. If you are a vet and would like to attend, please contact Melita Ganoe at (904) 318-3936 to RSVP to the event. This event is Sunday, August 12, 2012, 8:00 AM - 4:30 AM at the Cedar Point Boat Launch off 9023 Cedar Point Road. www.facebook.com/HeroesOnTheWaterNortheastFloridaChapter
BACK TO SCHOOL JAX STYLE EVENT: There will be performances, Fashion Shows, Style Events, Makeovers and lots of energy. This is going to be a fun Back to School Event for ages 11 to 24. It's at the Morocca Shrine Auditorium at 10 a.m. Sunday. (904) 642-5200
SUMMER MOVIE CLASSICS: Watch "Cape Fear" at the Florida Theatre Sunday at 2 p.m. It's $7.50 per ticket.
THE INAUGURAL MELISSA ROSS INVITATIONAL CLOTHING SWAP: WJCT First Coast Connect host Melissa Ross puts on a charity clothing swap and Stella & Dot trunk show at A Social Affair Dance Studio Sunday at 2 p.m. It all benefits the Special Olympics of Duval County.
CHINACAT SUNFLOWER FESTIVAL: The seventeenth annual ChinaCat Sunflower Festival features fun vendors, a bake sale, plus music and more! It's at the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum off 1st Street at 4 p.m. Sunday.
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