HAPPENINGS

June 5-11 Happenings Calendar

Here's what coming up in events, comedy, classes and more in Northeast Florida

The Florida Surfing Association welcomes young surfers for the first event in Super Grom Surf Fest Series on the morning of June 8 at Jacksonville Beach Pier, given acceptable surfing conditions. The other events are July 6 and Aug. 3.
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EVENTS

WINE ESSENTIALS 

A tasting of seven wines and a discussion about wines from the Loire River is held 6:30-9 p.m. June 5 at University of North Florida’s Herbert University Center, 12000 Alumni Drive, Southside, $69, 620-4200, bit.ly/18rFY2L.

GET YOUR KICKS ON ‘ROUTE 66’

Flagler College and the city of St. Augustine screen a 1964 episode of the classic 1960s TV series, “This is Going to Hurt Me More Than It Hurts You” — which was filmed in St. Augustine and Flagler College’s Hotel Ponce de Leon — at 7 p.m. June 6 at Plaza de la Constitución, at Cathedral and King streets. Locals who were used as extras in the episode are being asked to come to the screening to be recognized. Admission is free. 819-6205.

COSMIC CONCERTS 

Laser shows are Jimmy Buffett 7 p.m., Laser Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here 8 p.m., Laser Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon 9 p.m. and Laser Pink Floyd: The Wall 10 p.m. June 7 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 

It’s Kids Day, so Miss Marie’s Kids presents Disney Spectacular at 10:30 a.m., Dalton Cyr plays 11:45 a.m., Florida Conservatory of Music presents Subterranean and Brother Nature at 1:15 p.m., and kids from Ronin School of Music perform 2:45 p.m. June 8 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

STRIKE OUT VIOLENCE

The charity bowling tournament is held noon-4 p.m. June 8 at King Pin Bowling Center, 5310 Lenox Ave., Westside. Tickets are $20 in advance, which covers two hours of unlimited bowling, raffle tickets, pizza and a soft drink. A grand raffle is featured. Proceeds benefit D.I.P. Foundation’s House of H.O.P.E. (Hearts of Peace & Edification). 394-0895. dipfoundation.org

FREEDOM CONCERT

To celebrate Fil-Am Independence Day, the Filipino-American band Sunchase Drive appears for a dinner show, 7 p.m.-midnight June 8 at Maharlika Hall & Sports Grill, 14255 Beach Blvd., Southside. The Pulse band also performs. Tickets are $25, which includes a full course dinner. 699-0759.

COMMUNITY FORUM

A health/wellness restoration center for veterans at Marineland is discussed 5-7 p.m. June 9 at Whitney Lab Auditorium, 9505 Oceanshore Blvd., Marineland. Admission is free. 525-3042. 401-0153. vva1046.com, gratitudeamerica.org/marineland

DEMENTIA DISCUSSION

Dr. Amudha Perumal and Dr. Prita Madkaiker are the featured speakers 4-6 p.m. June 9 at Jax Bahai Center, 5034 Greenland Rd., Southside. A cross-table interactive discussion follows their lecture. 810-7626. motherscry.net

HOT TOPICS LUNCHEON 

Nikolai P. Vitti, Superintendent of Duval County Public Schools, is he featured speaker 11:30 a.m. June 12 at University Club, 1301 Riverplace Blvd., Southbank. Admission is $25. 613-9480.

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.

ANCIENT OAKS ARTS & FARMERS MARKET 

An open-air farmers market, held noon-4 p.m. every other Sun. at Mandarin Community Club, 12447 Mandarin Rd. 607-9935.

POLITICS, ACTIVISM, BUSINESS

GREAT DECISIONS 

The future of the euro is discussed, and a documentary is screened, 6:30 p.m. June 6 at Southeast Branch Library, 10599 Deerwood Park Blvd., Southside. The featured speaker is Oliver Schnusenberg. 630-4655.

JACKSONVILLE JOURNEY 

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

RUTHIE SHELTON

Author Shelton (“Inside the Shelton Gang”) has a book signing 5-8 p.m. June 5 at Chamblin Bookmine, 215 N. Laura St., Downtown, 477-9416.

LUNCH & LIT

Turkish author Orhan Palmuk’s novel, “Snow,” is discussed noon June 7 at Conference Center Level, Room G-4, Main Library, 303 N. Laura St., Downtown. Bring a lunch. jaxpubliclibrary.org

SUSAN EUBANKS STEPP

Local author Stepp signs copies of her book, “Honest Advice for Teachers,” 5:30 p.m. June 5 at Chamblin’s Uptown Café & Book Store, 215 Laura St., Downtown, during First Wednesday ArtWalk. 674-0868.

FIRST COAST ROMANCE WRITERS 

The workshop Vision Boarding with Michelle Dawn is held 10:15 a.m. June 8 at Argyle Branch Library, 7973 Old Middleburg Rd. S., Westside. 573-3164. firstcoastromancewriters.com

MEET THE AUTHORS 

FWA Clay County Writers presents local authors Chris Hejmanowski, M.D., “Collider,” Ron P. Whittington, “Second Strike,” Kathleen Walls, “Finding Florida’s Phantoms,” at 6:30 p.m. June 11 at Black Horse Winery, 420 Kingsley Ave., Orange Park. 644-8480. wordspringconsulting.com

WRITERS’ THEATER PARTNERSHIP

The four-part program is held 6 p.m. June 11, 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 would like the Writers’ Theater to read aloud, contact Jennifer Latka at rogersandlatka@yahoo.com. 209-3730.

WILL SCHWALBE 

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
.

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

COMEDY CLUB OF JACKSONVILLE 

Improv Effect is 7:15 p.m. June 6. Isaac Witty appears 8:04 p.m. June 6, 8:34 p.m. June 7 and 8:04 and 10:18 p.m. June 8 at the new club, 11000 Beach Blvd., Ste. 8, Southside. Tickets range from $6-$25. Danny Johnson 6 p.m. June 8. 646-4277. jacksonvillecomedy.com

MIKE LAWRENCE

The former fast-food server appears 8 p.m. June 5-7, and 8 and 10 p.m. June 8 at The Comedy Zone, 3130 Hartley Road (in Ramada Inn), Mandarin. Tickets are $10, $12 and $14. Comedy Showcase is 8 p.m. June 11-12. 292-4242. comedyzone.com

THE GYPSY COMEDY CLUB 

Phill Perrier and Cliff Williams appear 8:30 p.m. June 8-9 at 828 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine. Tickets are $10 and $12. 461-8843.

MAD COWFORD

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

GUIDED TRAIL WALK

A trail walk at River to Sea Preserve, 9 a.m. June 5 along a mile-and-half trail through coastal hammock to Matanzas River. Meet in the parking lot of River to Sea Preserve, A1A, south end of Marineland. Wear comfortable, closed toe shoes. RSVP at gtmnerrmarinelandtrail.eventbrite.com. 823-4500.

JACKSONVILLE SUNS 

The Suns wrap up a homestand against the Mobile BayBears, 1:05 p.m. June 5 (Businessperson’s Special) and 7:05 p.m. June 6 (John Rocker appearance, Thursday Throwdown) at Bragan Field, Baseball Grounds, 301 Randolph Blvd., Downtown. The Suns will (we hope) beat the Biscuits 7:05 p.m. June 13 (Thursday Throwdown), 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

BEACHES FINE ARTS SERIES TRIATHLON 

The second triathlon is held 7 a.m. June 8 at Naval Station Mayport, featuring a quarter-mile swim, 16.8-mile bike race and 3.4-mile run. Proceeds benefit BFAS programs. The Kids Triathlon is held June 23 at Fletcher High School in Neptune Beach. Get ready for the July triathlon, which also features the Olympic distances — .93-mile swim, 25.2 mile bike, 6.2 mile run — for the hardcore athletes. 270-1771. bfasracing.org

GOPHER TORTOISE

To celebrate Great Outdoors Month, a park ranger discusses the noble reptile, 2 p.m. June 8 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

SUPER GROM SURF FESTIVAL I

The fifth annual Super Grom Series, for surf rats ages 10 and younger, kicks off 9 a.m. June 8 at Jax Beach Pier, 100 Fourth Ave. N., Jax Beach. It’s free to compete, free to watch. Entries are first-come, first-served. If you don’t get in on this one, don’t freak; two more Super Groms follow, July 6 and Aug. 3, to give everyone a chance. 626-9090. floridasurfing.org

JAX ROLLERGIRLS

The Jacksonville RollerGirls play a doubleheader 6 p.m. June 8 at University of North Florida’s Arena, 4567 St. Johns Bluff Road S., Southside. New Jax City Rollers vs. Magic City Misfits and River City Rat Pack takes on Atlanta’s Sake Tuyas. Tickets are $11 in advance, $13 at the door; kids 10 and younger are free. jacksonvillerollergirls.com

GTM RESEARCH RESERVE

The Second Saturday Trail Hike is held 8:30-10:30 a.m. June 8; a 1.5-mile guided walk through Guana Trails. Meet at GTMRR’s Trailhead Pavilion west of Guana Dam. $3 per vehicle parking fee. RSVP at 823-4500. “More Than You Wanted to Know About …” is held 11 a.m. June 8 at GTM Research Reserve’s Environmental Education Center, 505 Guana River Rd., South Ponte Vedra. This month’s topic is pollinators and the environment. 823-4500.

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

DINOTREK 

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

KIDS

SCOOBY-DOO LIVE! 

Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries is staged 2 p.m. June 9 at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Art, 300 W. Water St., Downtown. 630-3900. jaxevents.com

ADVENTURES IN THE ESTUARY SUMMER CAMP 

GTM Research Reserve offers this camp 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 10-14 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.

MUSIC CAMPS

First Coast Community School offers music camps, including World of Music for kids ages 5-7, held 3-4 p.m. every Tue., June 11-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.

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.

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 Movie Madness June 3-9; ToonTown, June 10-14; 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

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

BLOGGING FOR BUSINESS & PLEASURE

Sharon Y. Cobb offers this workshop 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 8 at University of North Florida’s University Center, 12000 Alumni Drive, Southside. Admission is $99. 620-4200. learnjacksonville.com

GENEALOGY CLASS

Jacksonville Genealogical Society, Inc. offers this beginners’ class 10:15 a.m. June 8 and 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 education@jaxgen.org with your name, address, and phone number.

NAACP MEETING 

The monthly membership meeting is held 7 p.m. on June 13 at 1725 Oakhurst Ave., Ste. 401, Jacksonville. 764-7578. jaxnaacp@comcast.net

GEARS FOR YEARS 

Keep It Together Florida Inc. and St. Johns County present this program, which collects bicycles for kids in need. They need donations – children’s bikes, spare parts, tire tubes, chains seats, handle bar grips, bike locks and new helmets – and volunteers to help refurbish bikes and help at the June giveaway. gearsforyears.org

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

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS 

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 

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