The fifth annual Anti-Valentine’s Day party for local singles is held 8 p.m. Feb. 14 at Maverick's at The Landing, 2 Independent Dr., Downtown. 356-1110.
PRO BULL RIDERS TOUR
Professional bull riders compete 8 p.m. Feb. 16 at Veterans Memorial Arena, 300 Randolph Blvd., Jacksonville. Tickets start at $10. (800) 745-3000. jaxevents.com
MODEL TRAIN & RAILROAD ARTIFACT SHOW
The 35th annual show and sale is held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Feb. 16 at Prime Osborn Convention Center, 1000 Water St., Jacksonville. Admission is $7; kids younger than 12 are admitted free. Model rail items past and present are displayed. (386) 736-8185.
Big Orange Chorus, a men’s acappella singing organization, offers singing Valentines on Feb. 14. For $60, a quartet from the Big Orange sings two romantic ballads and presents a long-stemmed red rose, candy and a personalized card. You can specify morning, afternoon or evening delivery. 355-7464. bigorangechorus.com
AN EVENING IN PARIS
This fundraiser is held 6-9 p.m. Feb. 16 at Plaza Café, Haskell Building, 111 Riverside Ave., Riverside. Food and wine, a travelogue by award-winning photographer Mary Atwood, live music and a silent auction are featured. Tickets are $30. Proceeds benefit The Art Center Cooperative. 355-1757. tacjacksonville.org
FAMILY CULTURAL DAY
A cultural celebration of “Our Roots, Our History” is held 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 16 at Museum of Science & History, 1025 Museum Circle, Southbank. Vocal, spoken word, musical and dance performances in support of the exhibit, RACE: Are We So Different? are featured. Artists include Morgan Williams Brown, Jim Sawgrass and musicians from First Coast Community School. 396-6674. themosh.org
FRONT PORCH SERIES
Mandarin Museum & Historical Society presents longtime Mandarin resident Billy Barwald 2-3 p.m. Feb. 17 at the museum, 11964 Mandarin Road, Mandarin. Barwald discusses cattle drives from Loretto to Palm Valley. 268-0784. mandarinmuseum.net
Laser Magic 7 p.m., Laser Beatles 8 p.m., Laser U29 p.m. and Laser Led Zeppelin 10 p.m. Feb. 15 in Bryan-Gooding Planetarium, Museum of Science & History, 1025 Museum Circle, Southbank. Online tickets are $5. Saturday shows are held noon and 5 p.m. 396-7062. moshplanetarium.org
FARMERS & ARTS MARKET
This market is held 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on the second and fourth Sun. of the month at 2042 Park Ave., Orange Park. Everything is handmade or homegrown. Live entertainment, kids’ activities and food are featured. 264-2635. townoforangepark.com
The tour departs 1:30 p.m. every Sat. through February from Old Town Trolley’s Welcome Center, 27 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine. Stops include Aviles Restaurant, Hilton Bayfront, Raintree Restaurant and San Sebastian Winery. Reservations are required; call 829-3800.
ST. JOHNS RIVER FARMERS MARKET
Local produce, arts and crafts are offered 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Sat. at Alpine Groves Park, 2060 S.R. 13, Switzerland. 347-8900.
FARMERS MARKET OF SAN MARCO
Fresh local and regional produce is offered 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. every Sat. at 1620 Naldo Ave., Swaim Memorial United Methodist Church parking lot, San Marco. Family fun day is the third Sat. 607-9935.
ANCIENT OAKS ARTS & FARMERS MARKET
An open-air farmers market, noon-4 p.m. Feb. 24 and every other Sun. at Mandarin Community Club, 12447 Mandarin Road. 607-9935.
POLITICS, BUSINESS, ACTIVISM
SOUTHSIDE BUSINESS MEN’S CLUB
JAXUSA’s Jerry Mallot is the featured speaker 11:30 a.m. Feb. 13 at San Jose Country Club, 7529 San Jose Blvd., Mandarin. Admission is $20 for members, with lunch; $25 for nonmembers, with lunch. 396-5559.
PEOPLES' LAW SCHOOL
St. Johns Legal Aid staff hold a free seminar, “Sealing & Expunging Criminal Records,” 4 p.m. Feb. 19 at Southeast Branch Library, 6670 U.S. 1 S., St. Augustine. 827-9921.
The oversight committee of this crime-fighting initiative meets 4 p.m. Feb. 21 in Eighth Floor Conference Room 851, Ball Building, 214 N. Hogan St., Jacksonville. 630-7306. coj.net
BOOKS & WRITING
ST. JOHNS READS
This year's book is "The Yard" by Alex Grecian. A discussion is held 6:45 p.m. Feb. 14 at Anastasia Island Branch Library, 124 Seagrove Main St., St. Augustine Beach. Admission is free. 209-3730. Cane-Fu self-defense is discussed 11 a.m. Feb. 16 at Hastings branch, 6195 S. Main St., Hastings, 827-6970. Author, speaker and forensic death investigator Kent Holloway, St. Johns County Medical Examiners' Office, is featured 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at Ponte Vedra branch, 101 Library Blvd., Ponte Vedra. 827-6950. sjcpls.org
Children's author and illustrator Henry Cole talks about and sign copies of his new book, “Unspoken: A Story of the Underground Railroad,” 7 p.m. Feb 20 at The BookMark, 220 First St., Neptune Beach. 241-9026.
ADULT BINGO FOR BOOKS
Win new adult fiction and non-fiction books by playing Bingo at 11 a.m. Feb. 14 at Ponte Vedra Branch Library, 101 Library Blvd., Ponte Vedra. Admission is free. 827-6950.
JAX YOUTH WRITERS
Writers younger than 18 and their parents meet 7-8:45 p.m. on the fourth Thur. each month at Southeast Regional Library, 10599 Deerwood Park Blvd., Southside. 742-7359. FloridaYouthWriters.org
Funnyman Sheridan appears 8 p.m. Feb. 14, and 8 and 10 p.m. Feb. 15 and 16 at The Comedy Zone, 3130 Hartley Road (in Ramada Inn), Mandarin. Tickets are $20. Comedy Zone All Stars 8 p.m. Feb. 19 and 20. 292-4242. comedyzone.com
COMEDY CLUB OF JACKSONVILLE
Brad Upton appears 8:34 p.m. Feb. 14, 8:04 p.m. Feb. 15 and 8:04 and 10:18 p.m. Feb. 16 at the new club, 11000 Beach Blvd., Ste. 8, Southside. Tickets range from $6-$25. 646-4277. jacksonvillecomedy.com
THE GYPSY COMEDY CLUB
Jodi White and Rick Carlton appear 8:30 p.m. Feb. 15 and 16 at 828 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine. Tickets are $10 and $12. 461-8843.
NATURE, SPORTS, OUTDOORS
KIDS & TWEENS BIRDING CRAFTS
As part of Viva Florida 500 and the Great Backyard Bird Count, kids do bird-themed crafts 12:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at Anastasia Island Branch Library, 124 Seagrove Main St., St. Augustine Beach. Admission is free. 209-3730.
BREAST CANCER MARATHON
The sixth annual 26.2 with Donna: The National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer is held at 7:30 a.m. on Feb. 17. A marathon, half-marathon and relay are featured. All proceeds benefit breast cancer research and care. breastcancermarathon.com
GROWING A GARDEN FROM SEED
St. Johns County master gardener Shirley Barber discusses seed gardens 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 15 at Ponte Vedra Branch Library, 101 Library Blvd., Ponte Vedra. 209-0430.
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
The Philadelphia Union plays Montreal Impact 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at EverBank Field, in the Sports Complex Downtown. Tickets start at $15. ticketmaster.com
The Lacrosse Classic features Penn State vs. Denver at 1 p.m. and Ohio State vs. Jacksonville University at 3:15 p.m. on Feb. 17 at EverBank Field, 1 EverBank Drive, downtown. Tickets range from $25.90-$42.50. 633-6100.
TALBOT ISLANDS LAWN BOWLING
Join a park ranger on the green for outdoor games 2 p.m. Feb. 16 at Ribault Club, Fort George Island Cultural State Park, 11241 Ft. George Road, Ft. George Island. Admission is free. 251-2320.
LGBT WORSHIP SERVICES
Services are held 10:30 a.m. every Sun. at First Coast Metropolitan Community Church, 2915 C.R. 214, St. Augustine. 824-2802.
JEWISH ETHICS COURSE
The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute offers the course “Living with Integrity: Navigating Everyday Ethical Dilemmas,” conducted by Rabbi Nochum Kurinsky of Chabad @ the Beaches. Sessions are held 7 p.m. Feb. 13, 20, 27 and March 6 at The Aaron & Blanche Scharf Chabad Center, 521 A1A N., Ponte Vedra. The course challenges students to articulate their opinions, while providing practical Talmudic wisdom to help navigate through life’s ethical challenges. All JLI courses are open to the public; you needn’t be affiliated with any house of worship. 543-9301. myJLI.com
OLD TIME JAM
Mountain-type folk music is played 7 p.m. every Tue. at Underbelly, 113 E. Bay St., Downtown. Open to players of all skill levels. Admission is free. facebook.com/JacksonvilleOldTimeJam
CLASSES & GROUPS
MEMORY ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM
Learn simple strategies that focus on cognitive stimulation, education and socialization. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Tue. and Thur. at Christ Episcopal Church, 400 San Juan Drive, Ponte Vedra Beach. 729-9535.
12-Step meetings 7 p.m. every Thur. at Christian Family Chapel, Bldg. D, 10365 Old St. Augustine Rd., Jacksonville. 269-8010.
COMBAT MARTIAL ARTS
Six-week martial arts classes for men and women are offered 7-8 p.m. every Tue. and Thur. at 4083 Sunbeam Road, Southside. The fee is $40 a month, which includes access to fitness center. 343-6298.
Young Survivors Group (diagnosed with cancer at a young age) meets 7-8:30 p.m. on the first and third Mon. each month at the Women’s Center of Jacksonville, 5644 Colcord Ave. 722-3000 ext. 224 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
FREE YOGA ON THE RIVER
Karen Roumillat, RYT, teaches free gentle yoga 9 a.m. on the fourth Sun. each month on the boardwalk, weather permitting, at Walter Jones Historical Park, 11964 Mandarin Road, Mandarin. Bring a mat. 287-0452.
MARINE VETERANS GROUP
The Oldest City Detachment 383 gathers 7 p.m. on first Tue. of the month at Elks Lodge 829, 1420 A1A S., St. Augustine. 461-0139. mclfl383.org
VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA
The Duval County Chapter No. 1046 gathers 7 p.m. the first Wed. of every month at the Elks Lodge, 1855 West Road, Southside. 419-8821.
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