Events

Disney’s Phineas and Ferb: The Best LIVE Tour Ever! Comes to Jax

Disney’s Phineas and Ferb: The Best LIVE Tour Ever! Comes to Jax

Preferred customers can purchase tickets starting May 13, 2011, 104 days before the show’s premiere performance and before the tickets go on public sale! To become a preferred customer, please visit www.PhineasAndFerbLive.com.

Teen Fest 2011 Event

Teen Fest is an event that spotlights teen talent and achievement. Last year, Teen Fest 2010 was held at the University of North Florida and hosted an audience of over 200 teens and parents. Teens from around the community competed for cash prizes in poetry and music; and participated in open dialogue on teen issues. Teens also received information on the College Admissions process and explored various career opportunities.

Teen Fest 2011 will take place on Friday, May 13, 2011 at the University of North Florida Andrew Robinson Theatre. The event will target middle and high school teens that attend schools and reside in high crime zip codes in Jacksonville. Select middle and high schools from high crime zip codes will be invited to bring their students to Teen Fest as a day field trip. We expect that Teen Fest 2011 will host over 300 middle and high school teens, parents and school officials.

Rotaract of Florida’s First Coast Hosts Tenth Annual Black Tie & Blue Jeans Gala

The Rotaract Club of Florida’s First Coast will host its 10th annual Black Tie & Blue Jeans Gala, Casablanca, on Saturday, June 4, 2011 from 7 to 11p.m. at Independent Square, formerly the Modis Building, located at 1 Independent Drive.

The National MS Society to hold On the Move Luncheon at the Garden Club of Jacksonville

On Thursday, May 19th the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, North Florida Chapter will hold its annual On the Move Luncheon (formerly called Women On the Move Luncheon) at the Garden Club of Jacksonville from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. A second On the Move Luncheon will be held in Tallahassee on September 22, 2011.

The fundraiser will feature guest speakers Jane Estes, Rob Uselman and Donna McAfee and bring together family, friends and co-workers with the shared goal of ending MS.

Funds raised support research and programs for more than 18,000 people living with and affected by MS throughout the chapter’s 34-county territory.  Tickets are $40 and can be purchased online, from a committee member or by calling the chapter at 904-332-6810 or 800-344-4867.  Visit www.nationalMSsociety.org/FLN for tickets or more information.

 

On the Move Luncheon

Date: May 19, 2011

Family Support Services Rolls Out Breakfast Learning Series in Jacksonville

Family Support Services of North Florida (FSS) is now offering in Jacksonville a monthly learning program for parents, caregivers, social services professionals and the general public.

The Breakfast Learning Series will be held the second Wednesday of every month and will feature a guest speaker who will share information, trends and professional insight into key issues facing parents, families and social services professionals.

Stop Bullying Now! One Mile Fun Walk!, May 21

River Point Behavioral Health in Jacksonville, Florida and Mental Health America of Northeast Florida (MHA) joined forces to organize a Stop Bullying Now! One Mile Fun Walk to take a stand against bullying in our community and schools. The event will be held on Saturday, May 21st at 8:30a.m. and will begin and end at the Museum of Science and History (MOSH) in Jacksonville.

Spotlight on Students and Their Interest on Homeless Pets

Spotlight on Students and Their Interest on Homeless Pets

Students at Fletcher Middle Participate in the Opening of the Beaches Parade

Four students from Fletcher Middle School participated in the Opening of the Beaches Parade with Friends of Jacksonville Animals (FOJA). The girls were asked to participate by the FOJA beach committee.

In addition to walking the dogs and hyping the crowd during the parade, the girls designed posters, flyers and decorations for the float. The theme was “Rock Star” and they gave the dogs names such as “Mick Wagger” and “Elvis Pawsley.” The girls continued volunteering at FOJA’s adoption event after the parade. Four of the dogs found potential homes thanks to students’ efforts.

This project began in December during a service-learning lesson in the classroom. During a unit on research and communication, the students studied and discussed pet overpopulation.