THE BIRTHPLACE OF FREEDOM LECTURE SERIES
Actor and playwright James Bullock presents “Two African Faces of Spain’s Exploration and Settlement of the New World: Juan Garrido and Francisco Menéndez,” 7 p.m. June 19 in Flagler College’s Flagler Room, 74 King St., St. Augustine. Sherry Johnson, Florida International University’s director of Academic Programs at Latin American and Caribbean Center, discusses “Life in St. Augustine in the 1730s and 1740s as a Remote Military Town on the Spanish Frontier,” 7 p.m. June 26 in the Flagler Room. Hosted by Florida Living History, Fort Mose Historical Society and Flagler College, this heritage event highlights African-American history in colonial Spanish Florida and military and civilian life in the 18th-century presidio of San Agustín de la Florida.
WJCT’S GREAT AUCTION
The local public radio and public television station celebrates 50 years of auction fundraisers 7-11 p.m. June 21-22 and 6-10 p.m. June 23 online at auction.wjct.org. Watch the action, bid for stuff and support your local public media. To enter for a chance to win a three-year lease on a new Lexus, Mercedes-Benz or Porsche from Brumos Companies, go to wjct.org/car.
TEEN FINANCIAL LITERACY
The St. Johns County Public Library System and Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants offer a free Teen Financial Literacy Series, held 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 22 at Southeast Branch Library, 6670 U.S. 1 S., St. Augustine, 827-6900. Discussions include budgeting, saving, using credit and investing. To register, call 827-6925. sjcpls.org
NORTH FLORIDA LAND TRUST FISH FRY & OPEN HOUSE
NFLT holds a fish fry and open house 11 a.m.-10 p.m. June 22 at Talbot House, 12134 Houston Ave., Big Talbot Island. Stargazing, moonlight kayak tours and $1 beer are featured. 285-7020. northfloridalandtrust.org
BATTLE OF BLOODY MOSE COMMEMORATION
Florida Living History, Fort Mose Historic State Park and Fort Mose Historical Society host the fourth annual Battle of Bloody Mose historical re-enactment 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 22 at Fort Mose Historic State Park, 15 Fort Mose Trail, St. Augustine. White, black and Native American re-enactors and volunteers from across the state and Georgia present period weapons and tactics, period foodways and a theatrical presentation by FLH’s Theater with a Mission group.
Admission is free; museum admission is $2 adults; children age 5 and younger are free. Refreshments are available from St. Augustine’s Colonial Quarter and The Hyppo. floridalivinghistory.org floridastateparks.org/fortmose
Laser shows are Jimmy Buffett 7 p.m., LaserOpolis 8 p.m., Laser X 9 p.m. and Laser Metallica 10 p.m. June 21 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
CJ Fluharty 10:30 a.m., Passerine 11:45 a.m., Savanna Bassett 2:30 p.m. June 22 at the market, 715 Riverside Ave., 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
BRING YOUR DOG TO CHURCH
An outdoor church service welcoming man’s best friends is held 5 p.m. June 23 at Glynlea Grace United Methodist Church, 6429 Atlantic Blvd., Jacksonville. 724-6272.
MUSIC UNDER THE OAKS
Local musicians jam acoustically 2-4 p.m. June 23 at Mandarin Museum & Historical Society, 11964 Mandarin Road, Jacksonville. Admission is free. 268-0784. mandarinmuseum.net, nffolk.com
Expedition Florida 500 forum presents Justin Riney 5:30-7 p.m. June 25 in Room 300, Kenan Hall, Flagler College, 9 Valencia St., St. Augustine. Riney, who will be paddling the entire length of the coast of Florida on a stand-up paddleboard as part of Mother Ocean’s Expedition Florida 500, discusses marine pollution issues specifically related to Florida and its waterways. Admission is free. 819-6432. staugmaritimeheritage.org
MOSH AFTER DARK
Wine expert David Joudi, owner of Riverside Liquors Village Wine Shop and Royal Palm Village Wine & Tapas, discusses the difference between high-dollar wine and the cheap stuff – you know, down on the bottom shelf at the supermarket – at this adults-only activity at 6 p.m. June 27 at Museum of Science & History, 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville. Admission is $20 for the public, $15 for MOSH members. For reservations, call 396-6674, ext. 219. themosh.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
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 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, held noon-4 p.m. June 30 and every other Sun. at Mandarin Community Club, 12447 Mandarin Rd. 607-9935.
POLITICS, ACTIVISM, BUSINESS
The oversight committee of this crime-fighting initiative meets 4 p.m. June 20 in the Eighth Floor Conference Room 851, Ball Building, 214 N. Hogan St., Downtown. 630-7306. coj.net
AIFBY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Amelia Island-Fernandina Beach-Yulee Chamber of Commerce gathers for Business After Hours 5-7 p.m. June 20 at Ocean Club of Amelia, 2080 S. Fletcher Ave., Fernandina Beach. Admission is $5 for members, $25 for nonmembers. 277-1925.
ST. JOHNS COUNTY VACANCIES
St. Johns County is now accepting applications for volunteer Board and Committee vacancies. Each board or council has one vacancy, except Adjustment & Appeals Board, which has four. The deadline for all applications is June 21. Call 209-0300 for more information or for an application. Ponte Vedra Zoning & Adjustment Board; qualifications: Must be a registered voter in St. Johns County and reside in the Ponte Vedra Zoning District, must file financial disclosure. Meets on the second Mon. each month at 3 p.m. in County Auditorium, 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine. Health & Human Services Advisory Council for At-Large member; qualifications: Must be a registered St. Johns County voter. Meets on-call as needed during the application review period, and on the third Thur. each month at 4:30 p.m. in Health & Human Services conference room, 1955 U.S. 1 S., St. Augustine. Library Advisory Board; qualifications: Seeking representation from County Districts. Meets on the second Wed. each month at 9:30 a.m.; location rotates. Adjustment & Appeals Board; qualifications: Seeking appointees with knowledge and/or experience in technical-codes fields and those of the general public. Must be a registered St. Johns County voter; must file financial disclosure. Meets on call as needed in conference room 1A/1B, County Permit Center, 4040 Lewis Speedway, St. Augustine.
BOOKS & WRITING
Author 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.
Bestselling author White reads and signs copies of her new book, “The Time between,” 7 p.m. June 21 at The BookMark, 220 First St., Neptune Beach, 241-9026.
This popular comedian finds humor in stating the obvious (“Here’s Your Sign”), 7 p.m. June 22 at The Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St., Downtown. Tickets are $40-$45. 353-2787. ticketmaster.com
COMEDY CLUB OF JACKSONVILLE
Tom Clark appears 8:04 p.m. June 20, 8:34 p.m. June 21 and 8:04 and 10:10 p.m. June 22 at the new club, 11000 Beach Blvd., Ste. 8, Southside. Improv Effect appears June 21. John Jacobs appears June 22. Tickets range from $6-$25. 646-4277. jacksonvillecomedy.com
Comedian Kober appears 8 p.m. June 20-21, and 8 and 10 p.m. June 22 at The Comedy Zone, 3130 Hartley Road (in Ramada Inn), Mandarin. Tickets range from $10-$14. Comedy Showcase is 8 p.m. June 19, 25-26. 292-4242. comedyzone.com
GYPSY COMEDY CLUB
Renee Bray and Joe Riga appear 8:30 p.m. June 21-22 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.
KEENAN IVORY WAYANS
June 27-29, The Comedy Zone
JACKSONVILLE SHARKS VS. ORLANDO PREDATORS
June 29, Veterans Memorial Arena
July 12-13, The Comedy Zone
July 25-27, The Comedy Zone
Aug. 1-3, The Comedy Zone
GREAT SOUTHERN TAILGATE COOK-OFF
Aug. 23 & 24, Amelia Island
AN EVENING WITH DAVID SEDARIS
Oct. 28, T-U Center
Jan. 18, The Florida Theatre
NATURE, SPORTS, OUTDOORS
The Suns kick off a homestand against the Huntsville Stars 7:05 p.m. June 19 (Baseball Giveaway) at Bragan Field, Baseball Grounds, 301 Randolph Blvd., Downtown. Games continue 7:05 p.m. June 20 (Shriners Night, Thursday Throwdown), 7:05 p.m. June 21 (Team Baseball Card Sets, Family Fireworks), 7:05 p.m. June 22 (Jaxpos Night, European St. wieners & sandwiches, AYCD draft beer, soda, water, Randy Johnson Bobblehead Giveaway) and 6:05 p.m. June 23 (Old-Timers Day Game, Kids Run the Bases). Tickets are $7.50-$25.50. 358-2846. jaxsuns.com
NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY
Florida Native Plant Society, Ixia Chapter, meets 6:30 p.m. June 20 at Regency Square Library, 9900 Regency Square Blvd., Jacksonville. Ixia Chapter members discuss “Going Native: The Transformation of Home Landscapes from Non-Native to Native.” Admission is free. 655-2550. ixia.fnpschapters.org
NATIONAL POLLINATOR WEEK
GTM Research Reserve celebrates National Pollinators Day 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 22 at 505 Guana River Road, Ponte Vedra. University of Florida’s bee biologists Glenn Hall and Cory Stanley-Stahr discuss the native bees in Northeast Florida and Florida Master Beekeeper Bo Sterk discusses Colony Collapse Disorder, affecting the health of honey bees and the economy associated with pollinators. Filmographer David Montgomery presents videos of native pollinators on local wildflowers. A plant sale, samples of honey from around the world, 2013 Florida Honey Queen Susannah and a working beehive from local beekeeper, Joan Kramer are also featured. 823-4500.
FAMILY SEINING ACTIVITY
Pull a seine net through Guana Lake, collecting fish, crabs and more, and learn about the animals’ roles in the habitat, 8:30-10:30 a.m. June 22 and every fourth Sat. at GTM Research Reserve Environmental Education Center, 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra. Free with paid entrance. 823-4500. gtmnerr.org
FULL MOON BICYCLE RIDE
Ride the Amelia Island Bike Trail, 7:30 p.m. June 23 starting at The Surf Restaurant, 3199 S. Fletcher Ave., Fernandina Beach. Riders are responsible for safety gear and lighting required by Florida statute 316.2065. 261-5711.
The hometown arena football team takes on the Cleveland Gladiators 7 p.m. June 22 (Halloween in June) at Veterans Memorial Arena’s Sea Best Field, 300 Randolph Blvd., Downtown. Tickets range from $11-$133. 630-3900. jaxevents.com
Guided kayak nature tours are held daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at 13030 Heckscher Dr., Jacksonville, 251-0016, kayakamelia.com.
Amelia River Cruises offers tours at 10 a.m. June 22, June 24-29, July 1-6, July 8-13, July 15-20, July 22-27, July 29-Aug. 3, Aug. 5-10, Aug. 12-17 at 1 N. Front St., Fernandina Beach, $27 plus tax for adults, $17 plus tax for children, 261-9972, ameliarivercruises.com.
To celebrate Great Outdoors Month, a park ranger discusses the lifecycle of the sea turtle and the importance of these creatures, 2 p.m. June 22 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. floridastateparks.org/littletalbotisland
JACKSONVILLE UNITED FC PRO SOCCER
The local National Premier Soccer League pro soccer team takes on the Miami United 8 p.m. June 21 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
A weekly bicycle ride is held 6 p.m. every Sat. starting at 715 Riverside Ave., Riverside, under the Fuller Warren Bridge. 545-9067.
FLYING FISH JET
Flying Fish Adventures hosts one-hour eco tours on jet skis, 10 a.m. June 22 and every other Sat. through Aug. 31 at 1 S. Front St., Fernandina Beach, $120 per ski, $15 extra for passengers, flyingfishfun.com.
DINOTREK AT THE ZOO
The new exhibit is open at Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens, 370 Zoo Parkway, Jacksonville. Lifelike animatronic “dinosaur” creatures are featured. Admission is $3 for members, $3.50 for non-members, in addition to Zoo admission. Zoo hours are extended until 6 p.m. weekends and holidays through Labor Day. 757-4463. jacksonvillezoo.org
DANCE ART CAMP
This camp for kids ages 8 and older is held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 24-28 at Boleros Dance Center, 10131 Atlantic Blvd., Arlington. Fee is $250. 477-6415.
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 for 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.
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
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.
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
Seniors dance to a three-piece band 7:30 p.m. every Mon. at Orange Park Senior Citizens Center, 414 Stowe Ave., Orange Park. $5 donation. 260-8061.
This Christ-centered recovery program meets 6-8 p.m. every Thur. at 555 Stockton St., Riverside. 476-0278.
12-Step meetings are held 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 (those 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. of the 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.
NAMI SUPPORT GROUP
National Alliance on Mental Illness meets 7-8:30 p.m. every first and third Thur. each month at Ortega United Methodist Church, 4807 Roosevelt Blvd., Westside. Admission is free. 389-5556. ortegaumc.org
NICOTINE ANONYMOUS (NIC-A)
Want to quit smoking or using other forms of nicotine? Nic-A is free, and you don’t have to quit to attend the meetings, held 6:30 p.m. every Wed. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1415 S. McDuff Ave., Westside. 404-6044. nicotineanonymous.org
Q-GROUP ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
This free, open discussion is held 5:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri. at Quality Life Center, 11265 Alumni Way, Southside. alcoholicanonymous.org
Do you have a drug problem? Maybe they can help. 358-6262, 723-5683. serenitycoastna.org, firstcoastna.org
DEPRESSION AND BIPOLAR SUPPORT ALLIANCE
The group meets 6-7:30 p.m. every Tue. at Baptist Medical Center, 800 Prudential Drive, Downtown. 322-4040.