HAPPENINGS

Oct. 9-15 Happenings Calendar

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

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OKTOBERFESTS & HALLOWEEN EVENTS

 

UNSCARY HALLOWEEN PARTY

The annual kids’ party is held 10:15-11:15 a.m. Oct. 10 at Ponte Vedra Branch Library, 101 Library Blvd., Ponte Vedra. Games, crafts, prizes and a costume parade are featured. Bring a camera for the Punkin Pictures station. 827-6950.

JAXTOBERFEST

The inaugural Jaxtoberfest family fall celebration is held 3-10 p.m. Oct. 11, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Oct. 12 at The Shipyards, 750 E. Adams St., Downtown. Live music by The Swinging Bavarians, The Rhinelanders and the U.S. Navy Band Southeast's ensemble Pride, a 5K Beer Run, games, food and drink — German brews, a keg-tapping ceremony — costume contests and post-race party are featured. General admission $8, $40 VIP Oct. 11, $50 VIP Oct. 12; kids 12 and younger admitted free; jaxtoberfest.com.

SPOOKTACULAR

The annual Spooktacular is held 6:30-10 p.m. Oct. 18-20 and 25-31 at Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens, 370 Zoo Parkway, Jacksonville, $8 for members; $10 for nonmembers. 757-4463.

HALLOWEEN DOORS & MORE

The ninth annual benefit is held 3-8 p.m. Oct. 19 at Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall, 510 Fairgrounds Place, downtown. Activities include Fantasy Doors, where kids trick or treat for toys; Magical Meet & Greet Streets (kids meet costumed characters), Alice's Adventure, Monster Mash Family Disco, and Harry's Wizarding World; tickets are $100 per adult, $50 per child ages 2-12; children younger than two are free. Proceeds benefit Community PedsCare programs. 886-3883, communityhospice.com.

CASKET FACTORY

Jacksonville Historical Society is fixing up the old casket factory for a fundraising party, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Oct. 26 at 314 Palmetto St., Downtown. Live music, food, drinks, costume contests and the Labyrinth of Terror are featured. Tickets are $50; 665-0064, jaxhistory.com.

AMAZING GRACE CROP MAZE

There's more than a maze here: a petting zoo, corn crib, live music, fish and wildlife exhibit, chainsaw art demo, and a moonlight maze. National Watermelon Queen Amber Nolin appears Oct. 12. Open 2-7 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat. through Nov. 2, 2899 Wisteria Farms Rd., Green Cove Springs; $11 for ages 4 and older, 284-2949, agcropmaze.com.

ZOMBIE WALK

World Zombie Day is celebrated 2-7 p.m. Oct. 12 in Downtown Jacksonville; free — bring a non-perishable food item or personal hygiene item; jaxzombiewalk.com.

CREATURES OF THE NIGHT

Young ghosts and goblins wander wild walkways and encounter costumed animal-keepers with creepy creatures and candy 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 25, 26 and 31 at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, 999 Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine; $8 adults, kids 2-11 $6 for pass members; $9 adults, $7 for kids 2-11 nonmembers; 824-3337, alligatorfarm.com.

MOONLIGHT MADNESS CAMP-IN

Flashlight tours, a mad science show, creepy crafts and a Halloween Cosmic Concert are featured, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at Museum of Science & History, 1025 Museum Circle, Southbank; $35 per person, includes late-night pizza snack and continental breakfast; 396-6684, themosh.org.

HAUNT NIGHTS HAUNTED HOUSE

Apocalypse 3D Haunted House is open from dusk-11 p.m. through Nov. 2; Carnieville and Dark Fables open Oct. 11; all three run from dusk-10 p.m. Oct. 20, 24, 27, 30-31 and dusk-11 p.m. Oct. 11-12, 18-19, 25-26, Nov. 1-2, at Adventure Landing, 1944 Beach Blvd., Jax Beach, ticket prices vary; 246-4386, adventurelanding.com.

RIVER CITY HAUNTS

A ghostly walking tour is offered 8 p.m. every Fri. through Dec. 20, starting from The Jacksonville Landing escalators. Call 827-1845 to reserve. $15 for adults; $5 for kids 5-12; adlibtours.com.

HAUNTING OF SCHOOL HOUSE 4

11112 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 28, Mandarin; $20 Fri.-Sat., $18 Thur. and Sun., VIP $30; kids younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult; 7-11 p.m. Oct. 11-12, 7-10 p.m. Oct. 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31; 7 p.m.-mid. Oct. 18-19, 25-26, pandemichauntedattractions.com.

RIPLEY'S ST. AUGUSTINE

Zombieville Part II — Terror Under the Big Top, a live action paintball shooting gallery, is open 8-11 p.m. Oct. 11-12, 18-19, 25-26 and 31 at 254 San Marco Ave., Old Sugar Mill, St. Augustine, 829-6545, facebook.com/redtrains. Oddtoberfest is 8-11:30 p.m. Oct. 26 and 2-6 p.m. Oct. 27; for details, call 824-1606 or go to ripleys.com/staugustine.

FLORIDA HAUNTED TRAILS

The Florida Agricultural Museum presents haunted houses, storytellers, hayrides, kids' games, pumpkin patch and music, 6-10 p.m. Oct. 18-19, 25-26 at 7900 Old Kings Rd. N., Palm Coast; $12 adults, $10 kids 6-12; free 5 and younger; 386-446-7630, myagmuseum.com

HALLO-WEE PARTY

A younger kids’ festival features crafts, a bounce house, face-painting, candy and a costume contest from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Oct. 26 at Adventure Landing, 1944 Beach Blvd., Jax Beach; proceeds benefit Seamark Ranch Children's Home; 246-4386, adventurelanding.com.

THE HOARD

A bad case of hoarding; 7 p.m.-midnight Oct. 11-13, 18-20, 25-27, 31 at Clay County Fairgrounds, 2493 S.R. 16, Green Cove Springs, 748-0059; $15 adults; $25 VIP; thedungeons-ha.com.

CORN MAZE

Sykes & Cooper Farms offers a nine-acre maze, a pumpkin patch and hayrides, 5-10 p.m. every Fri., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. every Sun. in October. Admission is $9; free for kids younger than 2; 5995 Brough Road, Elkton, off S.R. 207, 692-1370, sycofarms.com.

 

EVENTS

SLOW COUNTRY BOIL

Slow Food First Coast hosts Sunday Supper, featuring local fare, 1 p.m. Oct. 13 at The Glen, 7504 Glen Nursery Road, Glen St. Mary, Ga.; tickets are $50 for members, $65 for nonmembers, slowfoodfirstcoast.com.

BILL O'REILLY & DENNIS MILLER

These two independent thinkers appear 3 p.m. Oct. 12 at the T-U Center's Moran Theater, 100 W. Water St., Downtown; tickets are $75-$125; ticketmaster.com.

WINE FESTIVAL

The second annual event is held 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 11 at Amelia Island Farmers Market, Shops of Omni Amelia Island Plantation, Amelia Island, 491-4872, ameliawine.com.

COLLEGE FAIR

The National College Fair of Jacksonville is held 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 12 at Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center, 1000 Water St., Downtown; free; representatives from more than 150 colleges and universities discuss programs with students and parents; students can register in advance online at gotomyncf.com; jaxcollegefair.org.

JCCI ANNUAL MEETING

JCCI's annual business meeting is held 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 10 at WJCT Studios, 100 Festival Park Ave., Downtown; tickets are $45; 396-3052, jcci.org.

HISTORY OF FLORIDA

The two-day event is held Oct. 11-12 in Flagler College’s Ringhaver Student Center, 50 Sevilla St., St. Augustine. Speakers discuss the wide range of historic events in the area's past. 824-2872, staugustinehistoricalsociety.org.

JUNIOR LEAGUE HOLIDAY MARKET

The second annual market is held 1-6 p.m. Oct. 10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 11-12 at Jacksonville Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall, 510 Fairgrounds Place, Downtown. Proceeds benefit the Junior League's programs and initiatives. General admission is $7, in advance online; $10 at the door; kids 2 and younger are free; 387-9927, jljacksonville.org.

COLLEEN WOOD

The League of Women Voters presents founder of 50thnomore.org Wood at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 9 at University Club, 1301 Riverplace Blvd., 27th Floor; $25 members; $30 nonmembers, 318-0705, lwvjacksonvilleleague.org.

WOMEN’S FORUM

The Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women holds its inaugural forum 5:30-8 p.m. Oct. 10 at City Hall Atrium, Roberts Room, 117 W. Duval St., Downtown; free, 630-1618, coj.net.

COMMUNITY LECTURE SERIES

Flagler College's series, “The Hotel Ponce de Leon Deconstructed: Building the Future for Modern America,” presents Prof. Luciana Gassett, who discusses "American Artistic Printing & Design Inspiration at the Turn of the Century" 10 a.m. Oct. 15 in Flagler College's Flagler Room, 74 King St., St. Augustine; $5 for a single lecture; $15 for four; reservations required; 819-6282.

COSMIC CONCERTS

Laser shows are Fright Light 7 p.m., Queen 8 p.m., Beatles 9 p.m., Led Zeppelin 10 p.m. Oct. 11; online tickets $5, Bryan Gooding Planetarium, Museum of Science & History, 1025 Museum Circle, Southbank, 396-7062, moshplanetarium.org.

THINK PINK MOTORCYCLE RIDE

The fifth annual ride is held 9 a.m. Oct. 12 at Ponce de Leon Mall, St. Augustine; proceeds benefit local breast cancer patients, $25 for riders, $10 for passengers, thinkpinkinoctober.com.

PRIDE PARADE

River City Pride of Jacksonville holds its annual parade 4 p.m. Oct. 12 in Riverside, beginning in Boone Park and winding through Avondale and Riverside, ending in 5 Points. A block party follows in 5 Points; free, Rivercitypride@gmail.com.

SAVE THE FERRY 5K & FEST

The ferry fun starts 8 a.m. Oct. 12 along the waterfront in Mayport Village, A1A. The fest is held 11 a.m.-8 p.m. featuring food trucks, live music, arts and crafts and margaritas. keeptheferry.org.

CHEF'S DINNER

The third annual fundraiser for the Katie Caples Foundation is held 5 p.m. Oct. 13 at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, 39 Beach Lagoon, Amelia Island; tickets are $150, 310-5864, katierideforlife.org.

SIERRA CLUB

Sierra Club Northeast Group gathers 6:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at Lakewood Presbyterian Church, 2001 University Blvd. W., Jacksonville. James Taylor discusses UNF's efforts toward sustainability; free, 247-1876.

 

BOOKS & WRITING

MAURICE ROBINSON

Local author Robinson discusses area history 6:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at Ponte Vedra Branch Library, 101 Library Blvd., Ponte Vedra, 827-6950, sjcpls.org.

LIBRARY BOOK SALE

Anastasia Island Friends of the Library hold a sale 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 10, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 11 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 12 at the library, 124 Sea Grove Main St., St. Augustine. On Oct. 11, prices are cut 50 percent; 209-3731, sjcpls.org

FIRST COAST ROMANCE WRITERS

An all-day workshop with authors Catherine Kean, T. Elliott Brown and Caro Carson starts 10:15 a.m. Oct. 12 at West Regional Library, 1425 Chaffee Road S., Jacksonville, 693-1448.

 

COMEDY

ALEX ORTIZ

Comic Ortiz appears 8:04 p.m. Oct. 10, 8:34 p.m. Oct. 11 and 8:04 and 10:10 p.m. Oct. 12 at The Comedy Club of Jacksonville, 11000 Beach Blvd., Ste. 8, Southside, $6-$25; 646-4277, jacksonvillecomedy.com.

DEAN NAPOLITANO

The comic is on 8 p.m. Oct. 11-12 at Latitude 30, 10370 Philips Hwy., Southside, $10, 365-5555, latthirty.com.

RACHEL FEINSTEIN

Comedienne Feinstein appears 8 p.m. Oct. 9-11, and 8 and 10 p.m. Oct. 12 at The Comedy Zone, Ramada Inn, 3130 Hartley Rd., Mandarin; $12-$16; 292-4242, comedyzone.com.

 

MIND, BODY & SOUL

BECOMING A CHOICE AGENT

Learn how to make good choices, 7 p.m. Oct. 10; Personal resource Banking is held 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at Peaceful Living Center, 1250 McDuff Ave. S., Avondale, peacefulproductions.org.

 

NATURE, SPORTS & OUTDOORS

PINK RIBBON GOLF CLASSIC

The seventh annual fundraiser is held 7:30 a.m. Oct. 10 at Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, 200 Ponte Vedra Blvd., Ponte Vedra; proceeds benefit breast cancer research and related local services, pinkribbonjax.org.

JAXPORT SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT

Double-elimination tournament, men’s upper and lower and women’s divisions are played all day Oct. 12 at Ray Greene Park, 2149 Leonid Rd., Northside. Prizes and raffles are featured. jaxportcharitysoftball2013.eventbrite.com.

NEW ORLEANS PELICANS VS ORLANDO MAGIC

Preseason NBA basketball is played 7 p.m. Oct. 9 at Veterans Memorial Arena, 301 A. Philip Randolph Blvd., Downtown. A salute to the military and veterans community is featured. Seats start at $15; courtside $250; 630-3697, jaxevents.com.

TALBOT ISLANDS

A ranger leads a nature hike 2 p.m. Oct. 12 from Ribault Club, Fort George Island Cultural State Park, 11241 Fort George Road; free; 251-2320, floridastateparks.org.

 

POLITICS, ACTIVISM & BUSINESS

AIFBY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Young Business Leaders of Nassau meets 8-9 a.m. Oct. 11 at AIFBY Chamber of Commerce, 961687 Gateway Blvd., Ste. 101G, Amelia Island. Online registration at islandchamber.com is required; admission is free for members, $25 for nonmembers; 261-3248 ext. 107.

JACKSONVILLE JOURNEY

The oversight committee of this crime-fighting initiative meets 4 p.m. Oct. 17, Eighth Floor Conference Room 851, Ball Building, 214 N. Hogan St., Downtown, 630-7306, coj.net.

CREATIVE BUSINESS PLANNING

The class “Business Planning for Creatives: Artists, Writers, Healers, Coaches, & Independent Practitioners” is held 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Oct. 18, Nov. 1 and 15 and Dec. 6 in Atlantic Beach; yvette@narratives4change.com, 800-913-8611 ext. 1.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

SOUTHERN WOMEN’S SHOW

Oct. 17-20, Prime Osborn Convention Center

FOLIO WEEKLY’S OKTOBERFEST

Oct. 19, St. Augustine Amphitheatre

MARK RUSSELL

Oct. 25, Florida Theatre

DAVID SEDARIS

Oct. 28, T-U Center

GARY OWEN

Nov. 1, Florida Theatre

CRAIG FERGUSON

Nov. 17, Florida Theatre

ST. JOHNS RIVERKEEPER OYSTER ROAST

Nov. 22, Garden Club of Jacksonville

KATHLEEN MADIGAN

Dec. 13, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

WILLIAM SHATNER

Jan. 18, Florida Theatre

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