Events

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.

Attendees sporting a mix of black tie and blue jeans attire will enjoy an open bar and hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants and a chance to bid on high end prize packages in a raffle. All will take place amid the romantic ambience inspired by the film Casablanca.

Jacksonville Celebrates Earth Day

Jacksonville Celebrates Earth Day

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- As part of Earth day, Shands Jacksonville will become the first green hospital in Northeast Florida.

The hospital said it has instituted a campus wide recycling program beginning Friday.

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Also today Tobacco Free Florida is encouraging Floridians to quit smoking for their health and the health of the plant. According to the organization only ten percent of cigarette butts are properly disposed of in ash receptacles.

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Girl Scot Troop 1216 will be giving away reusable bags at Publix in Neptune Beach on Atlantic Boulevard. The giveaway begins at 10 a.m.

Troop 1216 is sponsoring the activity to receive a bronze award.

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CarbuX Car Wash will celebrate Earth Day with a free car wash. As a celebration of mother earth and its grand opening, CarbuX will offer a $15 wash for free Friday through Sunday, April 24.

 

Keep your social calendar busy with First Coast News’ My Community new events section!

Keep your social calendar busy with First Coast News’ My Community new events section!

Looking for something fun to do this weekend?  Check out on the new events guide at the top of the page.  We’ve taken all the work out of finding out what’s happening in your community. 

Just click where you live and you have everything at your fingertips!  Looking for something to do with your kids?  We have a family friendly activities section. Interested in art?  We have exhibit listings.  Want to explore a different part of the city?  Click the neighborhood and we can show you what’s happening.

Planning your weekend has never been easier!

 

Keep your social calendar busy with First Coast News’ My Community new events section!

Keep your social calendar busy with First Coast News’ My Community new events section!

Looking for something fun to do this weekend?  Check out on the new events guide at the top of the page.  We’ve taken all the work out of finding out what’s happening in your community. 

Just click where you live and you have everything at your fingertips!  Looking for something to do with your kids?  We have a family friendly activities section. Interested in art?  We have exhibit listings.  Want to explore a different part of the city?  Click the neighborhood and we can show you what’s happening.

Planning your weekend has never been easier!

 

This Week: 2011 Jacksonville Jazz Festival Lineup

 The 2011 Jacksonville Jazz Festival scheduled for Thursday, May 26 through Sunday, May 29.  All festival performances and elements are free and open to the public unless otherwise listed.

Register Now to Participate in the 22nd Annual Wolfson Children’s Hospital Bass Tournament

Register for the 22nd Annual Wolfson Children’s Hospital Bass Tournament, which benefits patients of Wolfson Children’s Hospital. This premier fishing event will take place at the City Dock in Palatka, Florida the “bass fishing capital of the world.” Registration will still be accepted from 2:00 am until safe light launch the morning of May 19, 2011. The registration form is also available at www.wolfsonchildrens.org/bass and click on the 22nd Annual Bass Tournament link.

City To Celebrate National Community Development Week

The City of Jacksonville will join communities across the nation to celebrate National Community Development (NCD) Week, April 25-30, 2011, with a series of events showcasing local projects and services funded by the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The City of Jacksonville receives about $7 million annually as part of a federal formula entitlement grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  

Since 1975, the city has received more than $361 million in CDBG funds, which are used to develop and implement a wide-range of programs directed toward neighborhood revitalization, economic development and community service improvements.