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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Here is a list of events going on this weekend.


CREEK WARS: Creek Wars is a charity event that supports Wolfson Children's Hospital and the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation. A mandatory Captain's Meeting will be held at the courtyard next to Strike Zone on Beach Blvd on the evening of October 12th, 11702 Beach Blvd. The captain is required to attend, but all anglers are encouraged. Entry fee includes: one Creek Wars T-shirt, captain's bag, and entrance to tournament. Raffles and silent auction will be held at the Captain's Meeting. The war is Saturday starting at 7 a.m. at the City of Jacksonville Sisters Creek Park and Boat Ramp. Visit the website for rules and more information:

MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER® 5K WALK DOWNTOWN: Thousands of local residents, breast cancer survivors and volunteers will join together and put on their pink bras to fight breast cancer at this year's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk. This noncompetitive, fundraising event is the American Cancer Society's signature event to raise awareness and funds to fight breast cancer and provide hope to all people facing the disease. All across the state, walkers will sport pink bras representing a personal breast cancer journey or the journey of someone they know as part of the "Put On Your Pink Bra" campaign. It all goes down Saturday morning at 7:30 a.m. There are two locations: at Treaty Oak Park off Prudential Drive and in Orange Park at Best Bet off Park Avenue. For more information or to sign up for the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Jacksonville and Orange Park, please visit

YOGA IN THE PARK: In the Pink, a local nonprofit serving women with cancer, is hosting the second annual Yoga in the Park this Saturday at Seawalk Pavilion in Jacksonville Beach from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free, but VIP seating near the stage is available for a $20 tax-deductible donation. This event will feature a class by the oldest living Yogi in the United States, Yogi Amrit Desai. There will also be great music, several yoga sessions, Mommy & Me Yoga for children, Pilates, food vendors, and a great silent auction! All proceeds benefit In the Pink, with two locations in Jacksonville. For more info, visit

JOIN THE HUMAN RACE! 5K RUN/WALK: HandsOn Jacksonville is proud to sponsor The Human Race to benefit 122 participating local nonprofits. In addition to nonprofits raising pledges, 50 percent of each registration fee will be given to the participating nonprofit of the runners' choice! All 5K finishers will receive medallions. Racers have the option to do pre-race warm ups led by MBody Yoga, and enjoy massages after the race by Living Well Bodyworks. Refreshments will be provided by Papa John's Pizza, Target, Mimi's Cafe, Smoothie King at the St. Johns Town Center and more. The Human Race is family-friendly, so come on out and enjoy a Saturday morning at the Jacksonville Arboretum, starting at 8 a.m., filled with fun and exercise while supporting our nonprofit community! To learn more and to register, visit

2012 JACKSONVILLE CURE SEARCH WALK: Join us as we celebrate and honor children from the Jacksonville area who have been affected by children's cancer. This very special day will include music, food, and fun activities for the entire family! Please encourage your friends and family to join us as we raise funds to reach the day when every child with cancer is guaranteed a cure! First Coast News Amanda Zitzman is the guest emcee. The event takes place at the Jacksonville Landing on Saturday, with registration starting at 9 a.m. and the opening ceremony set for 10 a.m.

THE THINK PINK IN OCTOBER MOTORCYCLE RIDE: On Saturday October 13th, Adamec Harley-Davidson off Baymeadows Road hosts the Motorcycle Run for Breast Cancer Patients. There's a $25 registration fee for biker and $5 per passenger. The ride will be police escorted. Registration starts at 8 a.m. Kick stands go up at 10 a.m.

ST. JUDE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST: Lambda Xi and the San Jose Church of Christ is hosting a Pancake Breakfast to help raise funds for St. Jude from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday! Tickets are only a minimum donation of $5 to help support a worthy cause. All proceeds will benefit the St. Jude Give thanks Walk in November. Please come out for a delicious breakfast and to support an organization that helps children in need. We will also have raffle baskets available to win fun prizes!

CHILDREN'S PREMIER CONSIGNMENT SALE: The Finders Keepers Children's Consignment Sale returns for its Fall show October 11-13, 2012. The sale offers First Coast families and shoppers the opportunity to purchase new or excellent condition items for a fraction of the cost they would pay new. The bi-annual sale fills the 24,000-square-foot auditorium with about 400 consignees at the Morocco Shrine Center located at 3800 St. Johns Bluff Road in Jacksonville. The consignment sale opens to the public on Thursday, October 11 from 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Friday October 12 from 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., and on Saturday October 13 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. for the half price extravaganza.

CARNIVAL FASCINATION SHIP TOUR AND LUNCH: Join the Carnival Fascination for a Ship Tour and Lunch to benefit FoodiesUSA, Foodies Care, "U Can Change Hunger" campaign Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. You'll take you on a tour of the ship from bow to stern. Bring a BIG appetite! After the tour, you'll sit down for a delicious 4-course lunch! The event is for those 21 and up at the JAXPORT Cruise Terminal for $12 per person.

ISLE OF FAITH CRAFT FAIR: The craft fair takes place Saturday starting around 10 a.m. at the Isle of Faith United Methodist Church. The craft fair is in conjunction with the Isle of Faith Auto Show and Pumpkin Patch. There is also a Fall Carnival at the Elementary School adjacent to the church property. Bring your own setup and canopies.

NATIONAL COLLEGE FAIR: The Jacksonville National College Fair is on Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Prime F. Osborn Convention Center. The fair is sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and will be attended by representatives from more than 100 colleges and universities spanning from Hawaii to Maine and even Bond University in Queensland, Australia. The event is free and open to the public. Parking is also free this year!

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!

RIVERSIDE AVONDALE BICYCLE FESTIVAL: The 2012 Riverside Avondale Bicycle Festival will take place Saturday at 10 a.m. at Willowbranch Park, located behind the Willowbranch Public Library; it is a chance to celebrate cycling with the whole family! It's free to attend and you can drop by anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. For games, contests including the "best decorated bicycle," and prizes. For more information call 904-388-0612 or email

ART FOR TWO: Come make art with your little one and enjoy gallery visits and time in Art Connections at The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Pre-registration recommended. Ages 3 to 5. Members $10 per pair, Non-members $15 per pair.

DOGTOBERFEST: Dogtoberfest is First Coast No More Homeless Pets' largest public fundraising event. It is also one of the largest outdoor pet events in Northeast Florida. Dogtoberfest centers on a fundraising dog walk and dog costume contest. Over 1,500 people and 1,000 animal companions participated last year and they expect many more in 2012. It's set for Saturday at 11 a.m. at Metropolitan Park.

PIGGIN' & PEDDLIN' BBQ AND ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW: The Ortega United Methodist Church arts & crafts show runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and features many talented artists and crafters from the Jacksonville area selling wares of hand-crafted jewelry, original artwork, delectable edibles, and much more. BBQ chicken, pulled pork and combination meals will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., eat-in or take-out. Also be sure to visit the annual Pumpkin Patch, a fundraiser for the Youth of OUMC, located in the parking lot north of the campus.

TREASURES AT THE FOUNTAIN: At the Fountain of Youth in St. Augustine Saturday, a family fun time treasure hunt will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a treasure hunt, re-enactors and story telling, face painting, planetarium tours and a healthy lunch for $25 per family up to 6. Then from 6 to 9:30 p.m., it's a "Grown-ups Groovin and Cruisin' Time" for the adults 21 and over for $50 per ticket. The events support United Way of Saint Johns County, helping 34+ local agencies. Tickets available from or the United Way office in St. Augustine 904-829-9721.

OKTOBERFEST AT INTUITION ALE: Intuition Ale Works' second annual Oktoberfest Celebration takes place Saturday at 1 p.m. They'll be turning the courtyard and brewery bar into a German beer hall with a special tapping of our Oktoberfest brews, live oompah music, all-you-can-eat German food and traditional beer competitions and games. Tickets are $40 at the door and kids under 12 are free.

BEACHES CASH MOB: Inspired by the success of the Jax Cash Mob in promoting the value of supporting locally-owned small businesses, Shannon Devlin has formed the Beaches Cash Mob and will be kicking off their first event on Saturday October 13th. Cash Mobbers will meet at Blue Water Island Grill located at 205 1st Street North Jacksonville Beach, FL at 1 p.m. Organizers will then reveal which local business will be 'Mobbed'. Participants will then descend upon this independently owned retailer and each spend $10-20 at that store. After which time, 'Mobbers' will meet back at Blue Water Island Grill for socializing, drinks and food. For more information, follow Beaches Cash Mob on Facebook at

AMELIA ISLAND'S FIRST ANNUAL WINE FESTIVAL: The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is proud to sponsor the wine festival on Saturday, October 13, 2012 along the Amelia River in historic downtown Fernandina Beach. The Amelia Island Wine Festival will feature more than 100 different wines from 13 Certified Florida Farm Wineries. All wines are produced by Florida vintners using Florida grapes and fruits. Festival goers will also have to opportunity to enjoy live music, sample gourmet food from local restaurants and bid on an array of products at the silent auction. For more information about the Amelia Island Wine Festival visit

JACKSONVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra presents the Music of Queen at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts Saturday at 8 p.m. After four decades, Queen still reigns supreme. Windborne, the creators of "The Music of Led Zepplin," pay tribute to the timeless genius of Freddie Mercury and his band mates. We will rock you with hits from "A Night at the Opera," "News of the World," and "A King of Magic" with soaring vocals, blazing guitar and a live orchestra.


2012 AMELIA ISLAND JAZZ FESTIVAL: The 2012 Amelia Island Jazz Festival concerts promise to explode with exciting swinging jazz, played with passion, expertise and soul by many of today's leading jazz artists. This year we are proud to welcome two headlining Jazz Superstars: the multiple Grammy Award nominated jazz -fusion artists Spyro Gyra and contemporary pianist David Benoit.The festival is at the Racquet Park at Omni Amelia Island Plantation, Amelia Island, FL. It runs through October 14th.

CATTY SHACK RANCH HALLOWEEN HAUNTED FOREST: Celebrate Halloween the Catty Shack way! Under the big tent at the front of the property, kids of all ages can enjoy crafts, games, and prizes throughout the night (games and crafts are included in admission cost). Then, walk back to say hello to all the animals and take a walk through the Haunted Forest! Costumes are encouraged (but not required). All kids will get a bag of candy at the end of their night. There is sure to be more surprises, so make sure to come out Sunday from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at The Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary. Price: Adults: $10, Children (3-11): $5, 2 & Under: Free

GRAPE ESCAPE - GRAND WINE TASTING: Sip on over 150 premium boutique wines while watching the waves roll in from the veranda at One Ocean Resort & Spa. Escape to California, Italy, France, Australia ... as you savor these and more luxurious wines. The tasting is Sunday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at One Ocean Resort Hotel & Spa in Atlantic Beach. Proceeds benefit the CHILD Cancer Fund. Price: $100

THE COLOR PURPLE: Stage Aurora Theatrical Company will present the Tony Award-winning hit Broadway musical THE COLOR PURPLE September 28 -October 14, 2012 at the Stage Aurora Performance Hall located at 5188 Norwood Avenue inside Gateway Town Center. Price: Tickets: $15/Students & Senior (65+) with proper ID Adults $20/Adv $25/Door for General Public. There is a show set for Sunday at 3 p.m. For tickets,

MYTHBUSTERS: BEHIND THE MYTHS: On Sunday at the Times Union Center for Performing Arts, the all-new, live stage show "MythBusters Behind the Myths," starring Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, co-hosts of the Emmy-nominated Discovery series "MythBusters," promises to be an unexpected evening of on-stage experiments, audience participation, rocking video and behind-the-scenes stories. For the first time ever, fans will join Jamie and Adam on stage and assist in their mind-twisting and not always orthodox approach to science. Tickets start at $37.

29TH ANNUAL CARING CHEFS: Join Children's Home Society of Florida on Sunday, October 14th from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at The Avenues Mall for the 29th Annual Caring Chefs. Caring Chefs has been the First Coast's premier food event for 28 years! As the first, biggest and best food and wine-tasting event in Jacksonville. Get your tickets today! General admission tickets are $60.

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