JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Here is a list of events going on this weekend.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 8, 2012
9/11 HEROES RUN: Join the run at the Veterans Memorial Wall 5:30 p.m. Saturday. It's a 5k race plus a 1-mile fun run. Registration is $25 per person. Proceeds benefit the Travis Manion foundation.
WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT 8K RUN: Activities begin at the Jacksonville Landing at 7 a.m. Saturday. Join fellow runners and WWP enthusiasts to raise awareness and funds to support Wounded Warriors through WWP. For more information or to register, please visit JacksonvilleLanding.com/events.
VITACOCO PRESENTS THE 14TH ANNUAL SISTERS OF THE SEA SURF CLASSIC: One of the largest all girl surf contests in the nation hits Jacksonville Beach. The contest starts at the Pier at 8 a.m. Only the first 125 contestants to sign up will get to surf the contest! More details at www.sistersofthesea.org/SOSSCNew.htm
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.
AUDITIONS - COMMUNITY NUTCRACKER: The Community Nutcracker will be hosting auditions for its 21st Annual Community Nutcracker performance slated for December 7-8th at the Florida Theatre. September 8th auditions are as follow: Female dancers, age 9 and up (8 a.m. - Registration; 9 a.m. - Auditions) Intermediate and advanced dancers (12:30 p.m. - Registration; 1:30 p.m. - Auditions). There is a $20.00 audition fee. Auditions take place at the FSCJ Wilson Center. Learn more and register at www.jaxnutcracker.org/auditions/
GRANDPARENT'S WEEKEND AT THE JACKSONVILLE ZOO AND GARDENS: Purchase one child admission Saturday and get one adult admission free with coupon from jacksonvillezoo.org. Sponsored by Wells Fargo. The zoo is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
VISIONS OF HOPE FUNDRAISER/VENDOR FAIR: On Saturday, September 8, the community is invited to "Visions of Hope" vendor fair, silent auction and blood drive to raise money for three Clay County families facing major medical expenses. The event will be held at First Baptist Church of Orange Park from 9am-2pm. The Blood Alliance Blood Mobile will be open from 9am-1pm. Area merchants have been asked to donate items or services for the silent auction and local vendors are welcomed to setup a booth to sell their products for a fee of $25. For information or vendor registration, contact Melissa Brusoe at 504-6680 or email@example.com by August 20.
WINGS 'N' WHEELS: The 2012 Wings 'N' Wheels event is a free, family-friendly event for aviation and car enthusiasts of all ages. The event will feature static aircraft displays, a car show, plane rides, Kids' Zone, live entertainment and a Foreign Objects (FOD) Walk on the runway prior to the event. Guests can also enjoy food and drinks from a variety of vendors. Parking and admission is free. Pets and coolers are not allowed at the event. It's free to attend at Jacksonville Executive at Craig Airport Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
JACKSONVILLE FALL HOME AND HOT TUB SHOW: Tour the show at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds for free Saturday and Sunday starting at 10 a.m. It's free.
447th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: Four hundred and forty-seven years ago, in September 1565, Admiral Don Pedro Menéndez de Avilés stepped ashore on Matanzas Bay and founded St. Augustine, Florida, the oldest, continuously occupied, European city, port, and parish in the continental United States. On Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 10 a.m. - on the 447th anniversary, to the day - the annual, historical commemoration of Menéndez' landing and anniversary observances will be held at Mission Nombre de Dios in St. Augustine, Florida. There will be historical re-enactments, presentations, and more. It's free for all to attend.
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!
SEPTEMBER 11TH A DAY OF COMMUNITY SERVICE AND REMEMBRANCE: Northeast Florida Community Action Agency and community partners invite you to observe September 11 with a special day of activities focused on building Healthy Futures for your family. Learn how to prepare for disasters like hurricanes and floods. Get free health screenings. Exercise with the recreation center staff - participate in a yoga or Zumba demonstration. Recreation playground will be open. Learn how to make low cost, healthy meals. The free event is at the Martin Luther King Center in Fernandina Beach from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
HORSES FOR HEROES: 'Horses for Heroes' Fundraiser scheduled for Saturday, Sept 8th, 2012 from 11am-3pm at the Ft. Menendez Barn (corner of SR16 & San Marco in St. Augustine). Diamonds in the Rough Horse Farm proudly introduces 'Horses for Heroes', a program that offers Military Veterans un-mounted interaction with the farms' equine therapists in an effort to reduce the severity of PTSD symptoms. The event will feature Master Gunnery Sergeant Daniel Russ, Marine Corps Retired and 'Blondie', a Quarter horse used in the program whose past includes Eventing. Food, including 5-star Pizza and homemade baked goods, drinks and many gifts items for donors will be available. The requested $1 donation will enter visitors in a 50/50 drawing. All funds raised will be used to offer qualifying Veterans the program free of charge. For more info, visit www.DRFarm.org/
JAX CASH MOB: Please join us in Five Points Saturday September 8th for the next Jax Cash Mob. Sun Ray Cinema will be our meetup spot where at 11 a.m. we'll watch a very short film and the cash mob site will be unveiled. Afterwards, post-mob lunch and socializing will be held at Tapa That (820 Lomax Street) at 1pm. This is the latest installment of the Jax Cash Mob. Show your support for our community's economic future on Saturday September 8th by buying local. Nearly 70% of the money you spend at locally-owned small businesses stays within our local economy. You'll spend $10 to $20 at a local store that you'll surprise.
NOCATEE ZIPLINE GRAND-OPENING EVENT: Nocatee will host a grand-opening event Saturday, September 8, for its newest adventure - a zipline that runs over the community's Splash Water Park. Other activities include a professional DJ, dance party, dance games, snow cones, face painting, and a family magic and comedy show. The zipline starts on the top platform of the Rip Tide Slide Tower, crosses over the park's lazy river and volleyball courts, and ends on the park's western side. The zipline tower is 35 feet tall, and the cable is 347 feet long. Riders can reach speeds of up to 37 miles per hour, with rides lasting between 12 and 15 seconds. The event is at Nocatee's Splash Water Park from noon to 4 p.m.
BASS IN THE CITY: Bass in the City is an all-age, all-day event spanning over multiple venues in downtown Jacksonville from noon-2am. Boasting 30+ DJ's & bands within at least 3 venues and 4 stages, this one-price venue inclusive pub crawl will be like something Jacksonville's Urban Core has never seen. Expect each venue to feature added state-of-the-art lighting and sound, transforming them into unique havens for DJ's and bands to get loose. It all starts Saturday at 12 p.m. in downtown Jacksonville.
2012 SICKLE CELL AWARENESS BENEFIT CONCERT: Sistahs Supporting Sistahs presents the Sickle Cell Awareness Benefit Concert Saturday from 12 p.m. To 5 p.m. At A. Phillip Randolph Park. There will be local vendors and food. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and umbrellas!
39TH ANNUAL BLUEGRASS MUSIC CONVENTION: In Hoboken, Georgia, camp out at the Bluegrass Fest or enjoy the music Saturday at Twin Oaks Park. It's $12 to attend. The music starts at 1 p.m.
THE 11TH ANNUAL DELICIOUS DESTINATIONS: Delicious Destinations will be held Saturday, September 8th, starting at 7 p.m. At the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club. The event features executive chefs from exclusive five-star resorts throughout the South, who prepare their signature dishes while Southern Wine & Spirits pairs them with a variety of exceptional wines from an assortment of select domestic and international vineyards. This year's event features the Executive Chefs from Mar-a-Lago, The Breakers, The Greenbrier, The Peabody, Nikolai's Roof, The Ritz Carlton Amelia Island, The Lodge & Club and the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, among others. The event also includes live and silent auctions as well as a drawing of unique items including spa and restaurant gift certificates, unique catered dinners, weekend getaways and more. Proceeds will benefit St. Vincent's Community Health Outreach Programs, which provide free medical care to under-served children and families in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. Cost: $250 per person Tickets: www.deliciousdestinationsjax.com
ELECTRIC RIVER AT THE LANDING: Live music by Electric River at The Landing in the Courtyard will feature performances by DJ Scott Dro and other local DJ's starting at 10 p.m. Saturday.
DETECTIVE DAVID WHITE MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT: Saturday a golf tournament is being held to remember slain Clay County Detective David White. White was shot and killed during a meth bust earlier this year. With all the golf slots already filled, tickets are available for the dinner and auction. The cost of admission is $20 and tickets can be purchased at the Clay County Sheriff's Office. Dinner and the auction will start at 5:30 p.m. at the Country Club of Orange Park's Clubhouse. All proceeds raised by the event will help send the Clay County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard and the White family to the national memorial service in Washington, D.C. next year. Detective White's name will be added to the memorial at that time.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 9, 2012
SKATE FOR LIFE: On Sunday September 9th, 2012, it's the 1st Annual Skate for Life! Event at Kona Skate Park from 11 a.m. To 5 p.m. In order to help promote and educate kids on Teen Suicide Prevention and the effects on Bullying, Gateway Community Services Inc, will be on hand answering questions and providing material. Local Music Stars like The Pinz and Mantas Kesminas have donated their time to entertain you through the day. There will be a raffle from some of the Biggest and Best Jacksonville Businesses. It's $10 to attend. Proceeds benefit Gateway Community Services. Keep up to date on all the info at yourewhatzhappening.com
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS: Head to your favorite local sports bar or have a game day party at home as the Jaguars take on the Vikings in Minnesota Sunday at 1 p.m.
BENNY'S STEAK & SEAFOOD LOW COUNTRY SHRIMP AND CRAWFISH BOIL: Enjoy a St. Johns River Shrimp and Crawfish Low Country Boil every Sunday with live music, drink specials and raffles at the Jacksonville Landing Sunday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
ANTHONY HAMILTON WITH ESTELLE AND ANTOINE DUNN: The performance is at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
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