June 12-18 Happenings Calendar
Here's what coming up in events, comedy, classes and more in Northeast Florida
HOT TOPICS LUNCHEON
Duval County Public Schools Superintendent Nikolai P. Vitti is the featured speaker, 11:30 a.m. June 12 at University Club, 1301 Riverplace Blvd., Southbank. Admission is $25. 613-9480.
Intervention is discussed at 6:30 p.m. June 13 at Southeast Branch Library, 10599 Deerwood Park Blvd., Southside. The featured speaker is Christopher Baynard. 630-4655.
COCKTAILS FOR A CAUSE
Young Executive Society hosts this event 5-7 p.m. June 14 at University Club, 1301 Riverplace Blvd., 27th Floor, Southbank. A raffle is featured. Proceeds benefit Northeast Florida AIDS Network. 396-1687, 356-1612. nfanjax.org
Laser shows are Jimmy Buffett 7 p.m., Beatles 8 p.m., U2 9 p.m. and Queen 10 p.m. June 14 in Bryan-Gooding Planetarium, Museum of Science & History, 1025 Museum Circle, Southbank. Online tickets are $5. Saturday cosmic concerts, held noon and 5 p.m., feature physical science, paleontology, history, entertainment, earth science and astronomy. 396-7062. moshplanetarium.org
RIVERSIDE ARTS MARKET
“Smokey Joe’s Cafe” 10:30 a.m., Ace Winn 11:30 a.m., Dean Johanesen 1 p.m., State of Mind 2:45 p.m. June 15 at the market, 2623 Herschel St., Riverside. Local and regional art and a farmers market are also featured 10 a.m.-4 p.m. every Sat. Free. 389-2449 . riversideartsmarket.com
WORLD JUGGLING DAY
Juggling shows and workshops are featured 1 p.m. June 15 at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum, 19 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine. Bring your own objects to juggle. 824-1606.
The second annual Springs Forum is held 6 p.m. June 17 at Wyndham Riverwalk, 1515 Prudential Dr., Southbank. Featured speakers include Robert Knight, director of Florida Springs Institute, Sister Patricia Seimen, J.D., director of the Center for Earth Jurisprudence at Barry University School of Law, and Lisa Rinaman, St. Johns Riverkeeper. stjohnsriverkeeper.org
CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC
The second annual Peter Bragan Sr. tournament is held June 18, with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m., at South Hampton Golf Club, 315 South Hampton Club Way, St. Augustine. Single golfer entry fee is $150. Proceeds benefit area charities. 358-2846 ext. 106. jaxsuns.com
FERNANDINA BEACH MARKETPLACE
Fresh baked goods, organic vegetables and jellies, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Sat. at North Seventh Street, Fernandina Beach, 557-8229, fernandinabeachmarketplace.com
AMELIA FARMERS MARKET
Farm-direct fruits and vegetables 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Sat. at The Shops of Omni Amelia Island Plantation, 6800 First Coast Highway, Amelia Island, 491-4872, ameliafarmersmarket.com.
ST. JOHNS RIVER FARMERS MARKET
Local produce, arts and crafts 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, 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.
POLITICS, ACTIVISM, BUSINESS
The oversight committee of this crime-fighting initiative meets at 4 p.m. June 20 in the Eighth Floor Conference Room 851, Ball Building, 214 N. Hogan St., Downtown. 630-7306. coj.net
BOOKS & WRITING
Bestselling author Schwalbe reads and signs copies of his memoir, “The End of Your Life Book Club,” 7 p.m. June 14 at The BookMark, 220 First St., Neptune Beach, 241-9026 .
Author Anton Disclafani talks and signs copies of her debut novel “The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls,” 7 p.m. June 19 at The BookMark, 220 First St., Neptune Beach, 241-9026 .
WRITERS’ THEATER PARTNERSHIP
The four-part program is held 6 p.m. July 9, Aug. 13 and Sept. 10 at Anastasia Island Branch Library, 124 Seagrove Main Street, St. Augustine. If you have an original work you’d like the Writers’ Theater to read aloud, contact Jennifer Latka at firstname.lastname@example.org, 209-3730.
LIBRARY SEEKS RESIDENT INPUT
Residents interested in providing input on St. Johns County Library’s system’s long range planning, including desirable future services and programs, are encouraged to complete a brief survey available through Sept. 30 at sjcpls.org or in person at any library branch or bookmobile location. Participant feedback on such topics as facilities, outreach, technology and service will help staff maximize the library systems’ resources for the benefit of residents countywide. To learn more about services currently offered at your local library branch, go to sjcpls.org/content/branches.
COMEDY CLUB OF JACKSONVILLE
Hawaiian comic Kermit Apio appears 8:04 p.m. June 13, 8:34 p.m. June 14 and 8:04 and 10:18 p.m. June 15 at the new club, 11000 Beach Blvd., Ste. 8, Southside. Tickets range from $6-$25. 646-4277. jacksonvillecomedy.com
The star of standup, TV and film appears 8 p.m. June 13, and 8 and 10 p.m. June 14-15 at The Comedy Zone, 3130 Hartley Road (in Ramada Inn), Mandarin. Tickets are $25 and $30. Comedy Showcase is 8 p.m. June 18-19. 292-4242. comedyzone.com
THE GYPSY COMEDY CLUB
Former schoolteacher Mike Rivera appears 8:30 p.m. June 15 at 828 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine. Tickets are $10 and $12. 461-8843.
Mad Cowford Improv performs 8:15 p.m. every Fri. and Sat. at Northstar Substation, 119 E. Bay St., Downtown. Admission is $5. 860-5451.
THREE LAYERS COFFEEHOUSE
Brian Foley hosts various comedians 7-8 p.m. every Sun. at Three Layers Café, 1602 Walnut St., Springfield. 355-9791.
SQUARE ONE STANDUP
Moses West and Herman Nazworth host standup and spoken word 9 p.m. every Tue. at Square One, 1974 San Marco Blvd., San Marco. 306-9004.
NATURE, SPORTS, OUTDOORS
The Suns kick off a homestand against the Montgomery Biscuits 7:05 p.m. June 13 (Thursday Throwdown) at Bragan Field, Baseball Grounds, 301 Randolph Blvd., Downtown. We continue to try to beat the Biscuits, 7:05 p.m. June 14 (Report Card Night, Mr. Belding), and 15 (Blood Drive, Mike Stanton Jersey Pen & Pencil Holder Giveaway). The Biscuits are still here, 3:05 p.m. June 16 (Catch on the Field with Dad, Kids Run the Bases) and 12:05 p.m. June 17 (Camp Day). Tickets are $7.50-$25.50. 358-2846. jaxsuns.com
GUIDED BEACH EXPLORATION
GTM Research Reserve hosts “Beaches 101” free beach walk 8:30-10:30 a.m. June 15 at Guana South Beach location, off A1A, South Ponte Vedra Beach, toward St. Augustine. There is a $3 per vehicle parking fee. 823-4500.
To celebrate Great Outdoors Month, a park ranger discusses the many common species that inhabit the natural communities of the undeveloped barrier islands of Northeast Florida, 2 p.m. June 15 at Ribault Club, Ft. George Island Cultural State Park, 11241 Ft. George Road, Ft. George Island. No reservations are necessary and the program is free. 251-2320.
JACKSONVILLE UNITED FC PRO SOCCER
The local National Premier Soccer League pro soccer team takes on the Cape Coral Hurricanes 8 p.m. June 15 at Patton Park, 2850 Hodges Blvd., Southside. Tickets start at $5; a season pass is $20 for adults; $10 for kids 5-10. jacksonvilleunited.com
MARINELAND LECTURE SERIES
GTM Research Reserve presents Dr. David Godwin, who discusses wildfire resources for homeowners, communities, businesses, landowners and resource managers, 10-11 a.m. June 18 at Marineland field station, 9741 OceanShore Blvd., off A1A. For reservations, call 823-4500.
CAMP FLORIDA FRIENDLY
This camp, for grownups only, is a four-part series on gardening topics, landscape design and native plants. Duval County Extension staff offers classes 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. June 19, 21, 26 and 28 at 1010 N. McDuff Ave., Jacksonville. Fee is $5. You can make a rain barrel (for an extra $40) or a worm bin ($10). To register, go to campfloridafriendly2013.eventbrite.com
PERCY HARVIN AUTOGRAPH SIGNING
The former Gators star and current wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks appears to sign autographs, 2-4 p.m. June 22 at Palm Beach Autographs, Avenues Mall, 10300 Southside Blvd. No. 207, Southside, $55 base price (additional fees vary by item), tickets may be purchased online or at the store,
Exhibits are open at Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens, 370 Zoo Parkway. Lifelike animatronic “dinosaur” creatures are featured. Admission is $3 for members, $3.50 for nonmembers, plus Zoo admission. Open until 6 p.m. weekends and holidays through Labor Day. 757-4463. jacksonvillezoo.org
ADVENTURES IN THE ESTUARY SUMMER CAMP
GTM Research Reserve offers this camp 9 a.m.-3 p.m. through June 14 at Environmental Education Center, 505 Guana River Road, Ponte Vedra. Kids ages 7-10 get a hands-on adventure in the estuary, conducting real estuarine science. To register, go to gtmnerrcamp.eventbrite.com.
First Coast Community School offers music camps, including World of Music for kids ages 5-7, held 3-4 p.m. every Tue., through July 30, at FSCJ South Campus, 11901 Beach Blvd., Bldg. N-102, Southside. Rock It Out guitar camp in grades 5-9 is held 9 a.m.-noon June 24-28; Intermediate Level Orchestra Camp and Piano Camp for kids in grades 5-9 are held 8 a.m.-noon July 8-19; Intermediate Band Camp for kids in grades 6-9 is held 8 a.m.-noon July 22-Aug. 2; Beginning Piano Camp for kids in grades 2-6 is held 8 a.m.-noon July 22-Aug. 2 and All State High School Boot Camp for kids in grades 9-12 is held 1-4 p.m. July 22-Aug. 2. For fees and details, call 646-2004 or go to fccmusicschool.org.
ICE SKATING CAMPS
Kids of all skill levels learn to skate or work on ice-skating skills at Jacksonville Ice & Sportsplex Skating Academy, 3605 Philips Highway, Southside. On and off ice skating instruction, age-appropriate activities, a lunch program, and extended care available. Campers receive a swag bag. Camp themes are Star Wars Celebration, June 17-21; Disney Magic, June 24-28; Motown Mania, July 15-19; Princess & Super Heroes, July 22-26; Divalicious, July 29-Aug. 2 and Music Explosion, Aug. 12-16. 399-3223. jaxiceandsportsplex.com
JACKSONVILLE SUNS BASEBALL CAMP
The camp is held 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 11-12 for kids ages 7-12 at Bragan Field, Baseball Grounds, 301 Randolph Blvd., Downtown. Camp fee of $90.95 includes lunch both days, a T-shirt, ball cap and ticket to a game. 358-2846.
STREET DANCE CLASS
Kids’ street dance classes are offered 4:30-5:15 p.m. every Wed. at Dance Trance, 214 Orange St., Neptune Beach. 246-4600. dancetrancefitness.com
KUMON ACADEMIC CAMP
Kumon offers academic enrichment programs to help children move beyond grade levels. 2039 Park St., Riverside, 381-1200; 9978 Old Baymeadows Road, Ste. 2, Baymeadows, 642-9566; 11362 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 18, Mandarin, 268-8861; 280 Solana Road, Ponte Vedra Beach, 285-7775; 13475 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 27, Arlington, 744-2445. kumon.com
CLASSES & GROUPS
The monthly membership meeting is held 7 p.m. on June 13 at 1725 Oakhurst Ave., Ste. 401, Jacksonville. 764-7578. email@example.com
St. Johns County Master Gardeners discuss plants and lawns 10 a.m.-noon June 15 at Bartram Trail branch library, 60 Davis Pond Blvd., Fruit Cove. Small soil samples for pH testing are accepted. 209-0430.
Jacksonville Genealogical Society, Inc. offers this beginners’ class 10:15 a.m. June 22 at Bartram Trail Library, 60 Davis Pond Blvd., Fruit Cove. Free. Certificates of Completion are given to those who attend at least three of the four classes. Register by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address, and phone number.
OLD TIME JAM
Do you have a problem with compulsive overeating or food addiction? Overeaters Anonymous holds Newcomer meetings 6 p.m. every Wed. at Arlington Congressional Church, 431 University Blvd. N., Arlington and 6 p.m. every Mon. at Orange Park Presbyterian Church, 1905 Park Ave., Orange Park. 376-7303. oanfi.org