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The 4th Annual VyStar Emerald Trail 5K and 10K presented by JTC Running and 1st Place Sports will take runners, walkers and cyclists along the Northbank Riverwalk to Riverside Arts Market. 10K participants will continue over the new Shared Use Path (SUP) to San Marco. All proceeds from this event benefit Groundwork Jacksonville, the City’s nonprofit partner in building the Emerald Trail and restoring McCoys Creek and Hogans Creek.
Come and celebrate all things pumpkin!
Moringa John is committed to raising awareness about the medicinal and nutritional properties of moringa to Historic Moncrief Springs. This 2 hour program includes gardening demos, guidelines for successfully growing moringa plants in Florida and a chance to win a moringa plant for your home. Don’t miss it!
*All participants will receive ginger and green tea infused moringa lemonade and a sample of organic powdered moringa to take home
Your favorite James Weldon Johnson Park festival is back!
You can once again expect plenty of barbecue-themed food trucks, a wide range of beers to choose from, a plethora of vendors, and great music. This year’s lineup includes experimental funk soloist, Soliloquy; local jam-fusion luminaries, the Parker Urban Band; and Jacksonville’s own psychedelic bluegrass festival favorites, The Firewater Tent Revival!
The concert is presented by Friends of James Weldon Johnson Park, is family-friendly, and is free to attend. Limited seating will be available at this event; however, you are welcome to bring your own chair. Dogs are welcome too!
Enjoy the original sounds by local talent in Gulliford Hall at the Adele Grage Cultural Center.
Whether you write, sing, play or simply enjoy listening to good music, plan on being with us. Hosted by Roy Peak, local performers transform Gulliford Hall from 6-8 pm with original music creations. Doors open at 5:45 p.m.
Seating is first come first served for this admission-free, alcohol-free event. Performers should contact host Roy Peak at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Momentum and excitement continues as tickets now on sale
for 2023 Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS presented by Circle K
Jacksonville, FL (April 11, 2023) – The third annual Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS presented by Circle K at Timuquana Country Club has quickly become a can’t miss event for fans, partners and local companies in the greater Jacksonville area. Tickets for the October 2-8, 2023 event are now on sale as the tournament team continues to create exciting on-site experiences for a diverse audience while providing a growing and meaningful impact to local charities. The Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS presented by Circle K will again feature top PGA TOUR Champions golfers and a variety of fan experiences including music, food, hospitality, social interactions, celebrity appearances and more.
Fans can buy tickets at constellationfurykandfriends.com/tickets/ with general admission, military, Club 58 and other hospitality options available.
“We have been blown away by the support of our partners, fans and the local community in the first two years of the Constellation FURYK & Friends presented by Circle K,” said tournament co-host Jim Furyk. “We are working to make the atmosphere of the 2023 event even bigger and better for golf fans, families, military members, fans interested in a fun, social experience and more. There will be something for everyone at this year’s event and we are excited to set new attendance records and see the fairways packed at Timuquana Country Club.”
Here is what fans can expect to experience at the Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS presente d by Circle K in 2023:
Sparked by a $500,000 direct donation from Constellation, the tournament title sponsor, the 2022 Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS presented by Circle K generated more than $1.34 million for North Florida charities. Ticket sales play a large role in supporting the tournament’s ability to generate this incredible impact for local community charities.
Constellation’s funding supports several deserving North Florida charities including the MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation, First Tee – North Florida, Blessings in a Backpack, St. Johns Riverkeeper and Beaches Habitat for Humanity. The tournament also benefits a number of other local organizations during the year including Wolfson Children’s Hospital, Operation Shower, Jacksonville Humane Society, Hope for the Holidays, City Year, K9s for Warriors, Guardian ad Litem Foundation, Guardian Catholic School and many more.
For more information about Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS presented by Circle K charitable efforts, please visit https://constellationfurykandfriends.com/projects.
ABOUT CONSTELLATION FURYK & FRIENDS PRESENTED BY CIRCLE K – The event will feature a 78-player field and a $2.1 million purse in 2023. In 2022, the tournament generated more than $1.34 million for local charities bringing the two-year total to more than $2.51 million with plans to grow that number in the future. All three rounds of the Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS presented by Circle K are broadcast live on Golf Channel, the exclusive cable provider of PGA TOUR Champions. More information on the event can be found online at www.ConstellationFurykAndFriends.com.
ABOUT THE JIM & TABITHA FURYK FOUNDATION – The Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation was created in 2010 to help children and families in need. This Jacksonville based non-profit partners with charities across North Florida to provide project specific funding and essential programing. The annual Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS presented by Circle K, created to raise charity dollars to support these partnerships, brings the community together to increase awareness and funding for programs that support education, healthcare, nutrition and safety for at risk children and families. Programs created from the support of the Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation in the Jacksonville Community include: Hope for the Holidays which packs over 5,000 bags filled with a holiday meal for at risk families, Operation Shower which provides car seats, strollers and baby essentials to active military families, Blessings in a Backpack, which feeds thousands of food insecure children each week of the school year, and Childcare specialists and services to provide medically complex children care through Wolfson’s and Community PedsCare. The Jim & Tabitha Furyk Foundation is dedicated to bringing our community together to improve the lives of the children and families who live on the First Coast through each of these programs and many more.
First Wednesday Art Walk
The First Wednesday of Each Month from 5-9 p.m. in Downtown Jacksonville
Downtown Vision has proudly hosted the First Wednesday Art Walk since 2003 to welcome people to DTJax and celebrate the community’s deep pool of creative talent.
Art Walk has returned after a break due to the pandemic and now takes place monthly! We invite you to bring your family, friends and coworkers for a self-guided tour of Downtown’s northbank core on the first Wednesday of every month. Explore three major hubs: James Weldon Johnson Park, The Jessie (duPont Center) and Vagabond Flea at The Breezeway at Vystar Tower, and all the businesses and public art between. Art Walk runs 5-9 p.m., rain or shine. Masks encouraged.
Get ready to dance, indulge, and raise your steins at the 7th Annual Beaches Oktoberfest on October 6th & 7th at the Jacksonville Beach Seawalk Pavilion! Join us for a weekend of music, great company, and unbeatable brews in Jacksonville Beach.
We are thrilled to unveil this year’s sensational entertainment lineup:
• Niko Moon
• Jon Langston
• X Ambassadors
• American Authors
• Trash Panda
• Of Good Nature
• Liza Attic
Save the Date for St. Augustine Barkfest on Saturday, October 7, 2023 from 11:00am-7:00pm. Bring your fur friend out while you walk the around the Walk of Champions.
🐶 Free to the public
🐶 Support & Shop Local Creatives & Retailers
🐶 Dog Lure Course provided by Downtown Hound Lure Course
🐶 $35.00 Market Bucks given away every hour
🐶 Shop with at least 5 vendors and be entered to win $50.00 Market Bucks to spend with a vendor after the event
🐶 Vendors may have samples, demonstrations, discounts, etc.
🐶The PAWtographers will be taking PUP-UP PET EVENT portraits from 11 am to 3 pm for $20 donations. All proceeds benefit the St. Augustine Humane Society.
🐶 Raffle & Giveaways
📢 Click the event website link to Reserve Your Free Ticket Reminder for a chance to win $25.00 Market Bucks to spend at the event. And, for all additional de”tails”!
FREE event for dogs and their humans!
> Shop for lots of FUN stuff
> FREE prizes and giveaways
> Joan H Walker PAWtography will be here with their PUP-UP PET EVENT PORTRAITS! All proceeds benefit Papillon Pals Rescue.
> Canine Carnival Corner
> Raffle and silent auction
> FREE trick or treat
> Food, Drinks and Deserts
> FREE nail trims
> Support Papillon Pals Rescue Organization fundraiser and adoption event
We are excited to announce a new culinary experience at The Addison on Amelia Island! Stephen Fries and Chris Bartlett will host “Worth Tasting” the weekend of October 20 – 23, 2023. Stephen and Chris have hosted Worth Tasting, the culinary walking tour of downtown New Haven in CT for 15 years. They are on the Board of the International Association of Culinary Professionals. Stephen is Professor Emeritus of Hospitality Management. He spent 36 years as professor and coordinator of the hospitality management programs. He is also a food columnist for several newspapers. Chris is co-founder and CEO of GEM Advertising and Poetic Sunset Escapes that can be found on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.
This is an all-inclusive culinary weekend creating food boards, holiday boards, farmers market tour, downtown Fernandina Beach walking tour with drinks and small bites at select locations, cookbook market at a local bookstore, and unique dining experiences at two of Fernandina Beach’s fabulous restaurants.
Spend the weekend in historic downtown Fernandina Beach, FL on Amelia Island learning the secrets of creating food boards to enjoy at the inn as well as ideas to take home to share and prepare for family and friends. The culinary weekend includes a 3-course breakfast each morning at the inn, lunch on Saturday and Sunday, an evening social hour with complimentary beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the inn, and dinner Friday night at a local brewery and Sunday night at Espana Restaurant and Tapas.
Have you ever wanted to learn how to paint and just have fun?
Ronnie Phillips & Gigi Reinette will help you find your Van Gogh! Sign up and buy tickets at www.atlanticbeachartsmarket.com/class-calendar
$65 tickets and classes fill up fast!
Tides and Tails
Join JHS for a beachside happy hour with your furry friends! Let us come together and celebrate our lifesaving mission at Tides and Tails, our beachside “yappy” hour event. Plus, this Tides and Tails event will feature a Halloween-themed Pet Costume Contest!
All funds raised from this event will go towards our Pet Help Center which serves families in our community by providing free services and resources to help them care for their pets. Our services include but are not limited to, a pet food bank, free/reduced spay and neuter, free/reduced pet vaccines, free pet behavior counseling, free re-homing assistance, and temporary boarding. Those who avail themselves of our services come from all walks of life but have one thing in common – they need help caring for their pet. Imagine losing your home in a fire, being diagnosed with cancer, escaping from domestic violence, or suddenly being unemployed. These tragedies can strike at any time and the last thing someone should have to worry about in times of crisis is whether or not they will be able to keep their beloved pet.
Each ticket includes:
Beer and wine
A treat bar for pets provided by Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery
A special spooky photo opportunity with Joan H Walker PAWtography
All ticket sales benefit the Jacksonville Humane Society and will help us continue to provide compassionate care to the many homeless dogs and cats in Jacksonville.
Tickets are limited due to space capacity.
Reserve your tickets now.
*Pets are not required to come to this event, they’re just a bonus! While we would love for you to bring all of your pets, this event is limited to one (1) pet per person and a max of twenty (20) pets total.
HAUNTS & TREATS
Tuesday, October 31 from 6 – 8 p.m.
Our Haunts & Treats Event is a family-friendly and safe way for all to enjoy Halloween from 6 – 8 p.m. at City Hall, 800 Seminole Rd. Trunk or Treaters will collect treats from registered and decorated vehicles throughout City Hall Parking Lot. “Trunkers” are asked to decorate their vehicle’s trunk, tailgate, or hatchback and provide pre-packaged candy for the “Treaters.”
Along with the treats, “treaters” can make their way over to the Police Department turned not-so-scary Haunted House, IF THEY DARE! There will also be music photo opportunities, and local food trucks/vendors will have items available for purchase. It’s sure to be a fun event for all. For information, email email@example.com or call (904) 247-5828.
photo credit: Jason Calhoun
Learn how to take your iPhone photos to a professional level. With the advanced technology now available, you can take amazing pictures with your smartphone camera if you know how to use it and what to look for. This course is designed for beginners with little experience who want to learn how to take better photos without spending thousands of dollars on expensive camera equipment or anyone who wants to develop a more impressive portfolio or social media account. Focused on using your iPhone, you’ll learn tips and tricks that you can use every day like composing your scene to create depth, optimizing your iPhone camera settings, telling a story in your photos, utilizing light sources, and how to professionally edit photos on your iPhone. Make your photos stand out from the rest! Your instructor, Tim Robinson, uses only his iPhone to take professional beach photographs that sell both digitally and on canvas. His iPhone photographs appear in local hospitals for art therapy and patient recovery, including Baptist Beaches, St. Vincent’s, Brooks Rehab and the Cancer Specialists of North FL.
To register, click the Add To Cart button below. If no courses are listed, click here to search for additional course offerings.
Dates: 11/6/2023 – 11/13/2023
Times: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Building: UNF Adam Herbert University Center (43)
Instructor: Tim Robinson
Join us for our 10th annual event!! Bring your pet and enter the “Best in Show” contest hosted by Katie Jeffries of First Coast News, get a free nail trim by Green Dog Spa and a bandana.
Visit our “Ask the Trainer” booth and get free training advice from certified dog trainer, Amanda Lunsford, CPDT-KA, owner of Ruff To Ready Dog Training. Pick up a voucher for a free micro-chip or adopt a new pet from Animal Care & Protective Services and local rescues.
Stop by the Joan H. Walker PAWtography booth and have a professional photo taken of your pet.
There will be Kids activities by Epic Outreach. Local honey and a Honeybee Observation Hive by Bee Friends Farm. Awesome eats by Berry Good Farms Food Truck. K9 Disc Demonstrations by Jax Disc Dog League. Vendors for pets and people, a Charity Pop Up Shop, lots of adoptable pets and the Blessing of the Pets by Bishop John Oliver and Father Bob Bevens-Kerr, St. Philip Neri Ecumenical Church, at 1:15pm.
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