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River City Eco Fest & Challenge Returns

The third annual River City Eco Fest & Challenge hosted by the River City Eco Foundation returns on May 17, and the River City Eco Foundation organizers are expecting upwards of 3,000 attendees. Plus, you are invited to the event’s Music Fest and Outdoor Recreation and Wellness Expo at Metropolitan Park in Downtown Jacksonville. Online registration is now open for the Challenge and for the 8am Alicia’s Run – register right now! “River City Eco Fest was created by a group of passionate individuals from all walks of life, sharing one common goal: create a self-sustaining, free eco/music festival to …

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Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville’s Night Of Fire

Just as Downtown continues to go through a renaissance, so is the  ’s leadership, as it is sparking the fire and turning Downtown into a hot flame of the arts and cultural activity-–the phoenix is rising. The evolution of Downtown is intertwined with that of the Cultural Council, both integral and symbiotic parts of the economic engine focused on re-defining  as a vital place to live, work, and play. The iconic , the nexus of the now infamous , will soon come alive inside and out with, respectively, the ticketed Council’s 38th Annual Arts Celebration dinner inside, followed by a …

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Blooming at The Cummer

19th annual Garden Month celebration at the Cummer For more than 100 years, the magnificent gardens at The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens have been associated with some of the most nationally important and globally recognized names in landscape design and horticulture: Simonds, Shipman, Meehan, Olmsted. Rare specimens join easily-recognizable springtime flowers amid canopies of beautiful centuries’ old oak trees, to complement the Museum’s fine collections. As tradition would have it, this spring the Gardens will once again come alive during the 19th annual Garden Month celebration sponsored by Community First. “We are honored to present Community First Garden …

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BayStreet’s 16th Annual Pier Dance

BayStreet, Jacksonville Band, Annual Pier Dance

What began as a simple tribute to a sliver of Beaches history has evolved into a holiday tradition all its own. For 16 years, the members of the BayStreet band have come together to host the annual Pier Dance to benefit families in the Beaches communities. The 16th annual Pier Dance, sponsored by Rock Solid Business Law, PLLC, will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16 at the historic Casa Marina Hotel. Admission is the donation of at least one new, unwrapped toy and a minimum of one non-perishable food item to benefit the Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry. The …

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Military Veterans Matched with Mentors

American Corporate Partners (ACP) is a nonprofit organization based in New York that is dedicated to helping military veterans transition into a civilian career. Military veterans in Jacksonville have a wonderful opportunity to link into this important and free civilian career service, which provides a one-on-one, year long mentorship between a veteran and willing business mentor in their field of interest. “ACP has been built upon the understanding that returning veterans need the tools for long-term career development through mentoring, career counseling and networking opportunities,” says Sid Goodfriend, founder and chairman. “With our mission at the forefront of our efforts, …

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Hope at Hand: Charity Gifts & Giving Tuesday

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Let the holiday shopping begin! We have two charity ideas to check items off of your shopping list! Hope at Hand is registered with ChipInForYouth.com and you can buy your TPC single-use daily grounds tickets now at a reduced rate. Chip In For Youth offers youth related organizations an opportunity to raise unlimited funds through on-line ticket sales. Regular day passes are $58 but with this offer, you can get them for $45 and TPC will donate $25 of every ticket sold to Hope at Hand! Through April 14, 2014, you can order tickets from chipinforyouth.com using the the on-line offer …

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Seniors On A Mission

Seniors on a Mission

Ever wonder how in the world all those giveaways get wrapped or put into bags or boxes for distribution to the public at special events? Those events include the tens of thousands of bags for participants of  coordinated events, such as the , ,  and . Then, of course, there are events sponsored by the , , , ,  and . And, don’t forget the , , , , , and  – and this is just part of a long list of non-profit organizations served by a dedicated and very willing group of seniors, known as the Senior Saints, all …

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