Lectures

Art in the Park + MOSH + RAM

Hemming Park is exploding with art all over the park on Saturday, May 2, sponsored by . From 10 am to 3 pm, children and adults are invited to a free day of fun with the best of the city’s cultural organizations offering live performances, participatory events and even a water spirit emerging thanks to artist . Come along any way you wish – by bicycle, skyway, river taxi or walk the bridges. Just be there for a jammed pack day of exciting events over at , too, where the  at  or around the bend at  for more food, fun …

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ON THE RIVER AT One Spark

One Spark “Green Ideas” So many One Spark Creators focus their energy on sustainability, leaving the world a better place by using innovative ideas and technologies to solve many of today’s problems. While “green ideas” cross each of the boundaries (Art, Education, Social Good, Health & Science, Music and Technology), you won’t have a hard time finding them. Come check out the Northbank Riverwalk venue to learn about projects focused on water, recycling, parks, climate change education, compassion for animals, natural products, organic foods and much, much more. Here are a few of the diverse projects you can learn more …

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CRAFT BREW at GASTROFEST on MARCH 21st at HEMMING PARK!

 is a celebration of Jacksonville’s food and beverage scene! If there’s one thing North Florida does well, it’s craft brewing, so it’s a major focus of our fest. Come visit us at on March 21st from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. to see what’s brewing! We are proud to be serving up a variety of locally-produced craft beers from , , , , , , , and in our beverage tents during the entire festival. We will also have McKenzie’s Cider and other drinks available for purchase in our beverage tents. Local craft beer merchants  will have a tent in …

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GastroFest 2015 Schedule of Events & Tastings! March 21st, Hemming Park 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Welcome to GastroFest; we hope you are excited! This program of events will give you the details on what is happening, when, and where throughout the day. Our goal is to bring you tastes from around the First Coast, expert speakers, chef demos, kids’ activities and more! So get out there and try some of the finest cuisine Jacksonville has to offer – and don’t forget to use #GastroFest2015 and #321GastroFest! What are Taste Tickets, how do they work, and where do I get them? Taste Tickets will be your currency during . Each Taste Ticket costs $1 and, on …

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Unity Plaza Annual Events 2015

The mission to unify and uplift Jacksonville through thoughtful wellness activities, community classes and performing art experiences is exemplified in the annual events schedule for 2015. Partnering with non-profit organizations and sponsors like Gen W, , , , , and many others will produce experiences which will ignite new and powerful interpersonal and professional connections within the Jacksonville community at large. Beginning in February, Unity Plaza set the stage with Orender Unlimited’s Gen WOW to found “Community Stewardship Day” – now officially recognized annually as the first Saturday in February by the City of Jacksonville, followed by the formal dedication …

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One Spark Pro Tips

Some helpful hints from a previous One Spark creator So, you’re all ready for . You have your grand project ready, you’ve attended the creator acadamy, your juices are flowing, and you’re registered–at least, hopefully you’re registered, since the deadline was February 25th (which also happens to be my birthday). Now that you’re ready to send your dream rover down from the clouds for a little exploration on the surface of planet reality, perhaps I can give you a little heads up on what to expect once you’re there. Bear in mind, I’m not just writing this as a journalist …

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Retr-O-Rama Collectibles Show

Sunday, February 8 is the Day of the Walking Dead in Jacksonville! It’s not the end of days but it may look like it on February 8, when the returns to the Ramada Convention Center in Mandarin at 3130 Hartley Road.  The Retrorama gang is planning their biggest event yet and a big part of that involves actor who played Axel on the hit television series, .  According to show promoter , “this will be the first time that an actor from the main cast of the series The Walking Dead has appeared at a show in North Florida and …

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10 Reasons to Get Your Ticket to the One Spark Speaker Summit

One Spark Speaker Summit, Downtown Jacksonville

The Speaker Summit presented by  is one of the best events for entrepreneurs, CEOs, small business folks, marketers, and creators in the Southeast! We know you already know that. But, we thought we’d give you 10 more reasons why you should get your ticket today! – From our friends at One Spark

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Treasures of the First Coast at MOSH

Treasures of the First Coast  Odyssey’s “Shipwreck Pirates and Treasures,” exhibit currently open at is simply massive! The largest exhibit in the 73-year history of our beloved Museum of Science and History strikes the perfect chord between the two disciplines. Over 500 artifacts discovered and reclaimed from various seas from all parts of the globe, ranging from the beautiful Blue China recovered just 70 miles off the “First Coast” of Jacksonville, to gold and silver and just about anything worth enough for someone to ship, but fated to disaster, are on display. Odyssey Inc., far and away the industry leader …

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Grow Your Own – November 2014

Are you familiar with how the  was created, and when? This is a good time to learn because statewide networks of Extension Services all over the United States are celebrating their 100th anniversary this year. In the mid-19th century the US Government established land grant colleges in each state. These colleges, focusing on agriculture and mechanical arts, were funded by endowments established by the sale of large amounts of land. Florida’s first land grant college, , was established in Lake City in 1884. About 20 years later the Florida Legislature combined the Florida Agricultural College with three other state schools …

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