HAPPENINGS

May 22-28 Happenings Calendar

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

Parvez Ahmed discusses Iran 6:30 p.m. May 23 at Southeast Branch Library.
Walter Coker
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EVENTS

SWAMP STORIES

As part of Viva Florida 500, Steve Shanholtzer tells of days gone by in the wilds of St. Johns and Volusia counties, 1 p.m. May 22 at Main Library, 1960 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd., St. Augustine. Bring a brown bag lunch. Free. 827-6940.

HONOR FLIGHT

Heartland Hospice and Jacksonville Firefighters Association present the documentary “Honor Flight,” celebrating and thanking those who served in World War II, 6 p.m. May 23 at Firefighter Hall, 618 Stockton St., Riverside. The goal of the fundraiser is to fly every local WWII vet to the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C. Tickets are $2 for students with I.D.; $10 for general admission; free for WWII and Korean War veterans. honorflightjacksonville.eventbrite.com

MOSH AFTER DARK

Jacksonville by Design with AIA Jacksonville is held 6 p.m. May 23 at Museum of Science & History, 1025 Museum Circle, Downtown. The event coincides with the exhibit, “Jacksonville by Design: AIA Celebrates 100 Years of Architecture.” Admission is $5; free for MOSH members. 396-6674 ext. 226.

COSMIC CONCERTS

Laser shows are U2 7 p.m., Beatles 8 p.m., Led Zeppelin 9 p.m. and Queen 10 p.m. May 24 in Bryan-Gooding Planetarium, Museum of Science & History, 1025 Museum Circle, Southbank. Online tickets are $5. 396-7062. moshplanetarium.org

 

POLITICS, ACTIVISM, BUSINESS

GREAT DECISIONS

Parvez Ahmed discusses Iran at 6:30 p.m. May 23 at Southeast Branch Library, 10599 Deerwood Park Blvd., Southside. 630-4655.

JACKSONVILLE YOUNG DEMOCRATS

The politically engaged young professional and student group meets 7 p.m. May 22 and every fourth Wed. at Northstar Substation, 119 E. Bay St., Downtown. facebook.com/jaxyoungdems

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., Jacksonville. 630-7306. coj.net

 

BOOKS & WRITING

BOOK WAREHOUSE SALE

Friends of the Jacksonville Public Library hold a $10 bag book sale 4-7 p.m. May 30 and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 1 at FJPL Book Warehouse, University Park Library, 3435 University Blvd. N., Arlington. Proceeds from FJPL book sales are used to supplement the Library budget. FJPL is asking shoppers to sign petitions supporting a straw vote on establishing a special tax district for the library. The tax district was the proposal that came out of a special JCCI study to find a way to stabilize library funding. 630-2304. fjpl.org

DAVID GILLHAM

Bestselling author Gillham discusses and sign copies of his debut novel, “City of Women,” 7 p.m. May 22 at The BookMark, 220 First St., Neptune Beach. 241-9026.

BOOK SALE EXTRAVAGANZA

Books, music CDs and DVDs $1 each. Children's, young adult books, paperbacks, books on cassettes and VHS movies are 50¢ each, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 28-June 3 at Main Library, 1960 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd., St. Augustine. Everything's discounted 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 4. 827-6940.

INTUITION BOOK DRIVE

Bring new or gently used children's books to Intuition Ale Works' Tap Room, 720 King St., Riverside, during May for the Early Childhood Literacy Program at St. Vincent's Family Medicine Center. Five book donations scores you a free pint of beer. 683-7720.

 

COMEDY

COMEDY CLUB OF JACKSONVILLE

Jesse Joyce appears 8:34 p.m. May 24 and 8:04 and 10:18 p.m. May 25 at the new club, 11000 Beach Blvd., Ste. 8, Southside. Tickets range from $6-$25. 646-4277. jacksonvillecomedy.com

HUGGY LOWDOWN & CHRIS PAUL

Comedy Showcase is 8 p.m. May 22. Lowdown and Paul appear 8 p.m. May 23 and 26, and 8 and 10 p.m. May 24-25 at The Comedy Zone, 3130 Hartley Road (in Ramada Inn), Mandarin. Tickets are $20 and $25. 292-4242. comedyzone.com

MAD COWFORD

Mad Cowford Improv's Level 2 students perform 8:15 p.m. May 24 and 25 at Northstar Substation, 119 E. Bay St., Downtown. $5. 860-5451.

 

NATURE, SPORTS, OUTDOORS

TALBOT ISLANDS

A park ranger discusses the lifecycle of the sea turtle 2 p.m. May 25 at the multiuse trail pavilion, south beach area, Little Talbot Island, 12157 Heckscher Dr., Jacksonville. Free with regular park admission. 251-2320. floridastateparks.org/littletalbotisland

JACKSONVILLE UNITED FC PRO SOCCER

The local National Premier Soccer League pro soccer team takes on the Georgia Revolution 8 p.m. May 24 (NFY Night) 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

SINGLEVISION READING PROGRAM

This reading program focusing on protecting wildlife is held 3:30 p.m. May 24 at Anastasia Island Branch Library, 124 Seagrove Main St., St. Augustine Beach. Live endangered animals are on hand. 209-3730. sjcpls.org

JACKSONVILLE SHARKS

The successful hometown football team takes on the Pittsburgh Power 7 p.m. June 1 (Shark-a-Ritaville) at Veterans Memorial Arena, 300 Randolph Blvd., Downtown. Tickets range from $11-$133. 630-3900.

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. May 25 and every fourth Sat. at GTM Research Reserve Environmental Education Center, 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra. Free with paid entrance at Guana Dam Recreational Area. 823-4500. gtmnerr.org

JACKSONVILLE SUNS

The Suns play a homestand against the Birmingham Barons, 7:05 p.m. May 23 (Elvis Himselvis, Thursday Throwdown), at Bragan Field, Baseball Grounds, 301 Randolph Blvd., Downtown. Games continue 7:05 p.m. May 24 (Faith Night, Fireworks), May 25 (European St. wieners & sandwiches, AYCD draft beer, soda, water, Miracle League Baseball), and May 26 (Military Salute) and 1:05 p.m. May 27 (Kids Run the Bases). Tickets $7.50-$25.50. 358-2846. jaxsuns.com

JAX BREEZE FOOTBALL

The local Legends Football League lingerie football team plays the Baltimore Charm, 8 p.m. May 25 at Veterans Memorial Arena, 300 Randolph Blvd., Downtown. Tickets start at $10. jaxevents.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

DIY SCIENCE

Kids 10 and older (with an adult) learn how to measure energy and what they can do to help save energy and money, 3 p.m. May 29 at Bartram Trail Library, 60 Davis Pond Blvd., Fruit Cove. To register, call 827-6960. Free.

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.

 

CLASSES & GROUPS

GENEALOGY CLASS

Jacksonville Genealogical Society Inc. offers this beginners' class 10:15 a.m. May 25, June 1, 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.

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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