First Coast Tea Party Event Features Nationally Recognized Guest Speakers

The First Coast Tea Party will host North Florida’s third annual Tax Day Tea Party Rally, April 15th, 6:30 to 9:30pm at Jacksonville Landing.  Guest speakers will include Governor Rick Scott, Andrew Breitbart of breitbart.com and comedians Jim Labriola for the Home Improvement show and The Santa Clause movie, and Victoria Jackson comedian on Saturday Night Live.  Nascar's "We The People" #89 Truck and driver Chris Lafferty will be there to sign autographs and meet the crowd. 

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Suns Poveda Earns First Jacksonville Victory

Suns Poveda Earns First Jacksonville Victory

The Jacksonville  Suns (3-3) used a pair of RBI singles and outstanding pitching to pick up a 2-0 win over the Jackson Generals (3-3) at Pringles Park on Wednesday night.

Starter Omar Poveda (1-0) earned his first Southern League victory with six scoreless innings only giving up four hits and striking out two. With the Suns ahead 2-0 going into the bottom of the ninth, reliever Sandy Rosario pitched a scoreless ninth to earn his second save of 2011 and preserve the two-run victory.

Ritz Chamber Players Present Pianist Aida Ribeiro Mechetti

The Ritz Chamber Players is proud to celebrate the return of pianist Aida Ribeiro Mechetti to the concert stage. Mrs. Mechetti, an accomplished performer and pedagogue, is the wife of Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra music director Fabio Mechetti.

The concert will feature Mrs. Mechetti performing Franz Schubert’s famed “Trout” Piano Quintet. Also included on the program are works by Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson and Robert Schumann.

Team Teal Draft Fest on Saturday, April 30 at EverBank Field

Team Teal Draft Fest on Saturday, April 30 at EverBank Field

On Saturday, April 30, all Team Teal members are invited to the Team Teal Draft Fest, which will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Pepsi Cabanas at EverBank Field.  Team Teal members will have the opportunity to meet alumni players, ROAR cheerleaders, Jaxson de Ville and possibly the Jaguars’ first-round draft pick.  The deadline to RSVP for the event is Monday, April 25th.

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Travel the World at the City of Jacksonville World of Nations Celebration, April 28-May 1

The City of Jacksonville and the community’s multicultural organizations invite residents and visitors to join in the 19th Annual World of Nations Celebration.  Take an adventure with friends and family without leaving Jacksonville. Travelers may experience the sights, sounds and scents of the more than 30 countries as their wind their way through exquisite cuisines and colorful entertainment.

Tony Award-Nominated Actress Hallie Foote to Visit Jacksonville

Hallie Foote, daughter of Horton Foote and foremost interpreter of his work, will visit Jacksonville as part of her ongoing effort to advance her father's legacy as one of America's finest authors of the last century. The American actress was nominated for a Tony Award for her Broadway performance as Mary Jo in her father's comedy Dividing the Estate in 2009, the year of her father's death.

Horton is an American playwright and screenwriter who is perhaps best known for his Academy Award-winning screenplays To Kill a Mockingbird and Tender Mercies. His play, The Young Man From Atlanta, earned him a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1995.

Jacksonville ASPCA Needs Your Votes in the National $100K Challenge

The City of Jacksonville is now in 10th place for the national ASPCA $100K challenge! 

This is an online voting event and 93 agencies qualified to participate in the challenge. Jacksonville went from 68th, to 37th and as of today, Jacksonvile is number 10. 

Jacksonville has until Friday to collect enough votes to reach the number one spot and people can vote every single day.

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