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Growing A Brighter Future: Hug-A-Farm-Animal Day at Celestial Farms, Sept. 12

Celestial Farms is hosting a free family day to benefit the organization’s animal rescue program. Hug-A-Farm-Animal Day is held from 10 am to 3 pm Sept 12 at 13958 Duval Road. Guests are invited to explore the farm and gardens, pet many of the rescued farm animals and stroll through the local vendors and artisans. Children can enjoy the safe, play area and bounce house. Refreshments will be available (www.celestialfarms.org). Founded in 2000, is a therapeutic garden, educational facility and livestock rescue with the simple mission “to grow a brighter future” by providing assistive gardening tools, raised garden beds and …

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Obelisk Art 450 Tour of Compassion

Compassionate St. Augustine, the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum, Flagler College, and The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida will present Obelisk Art 450 commemorating the 450th anniversary of the founding of St. Augustine.  public art project will formally open on First Friday Art Walk, September 4 from 5:30-9pm. The exhibit, located at 48 Sevilla Street in historic downtown St. Augustine, will remain on display through Friday, September 18. The public is invited to attend, and there is no charge. The Obelisk Art 450 Tour of Compassion is a collection of 25 eight-foot-tall obelisks embellished by professional artists and completed for a public …

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Oh, To Be Young Again: St. Augustine’s Fountain of Youth

Much has been written about the , but it’s difficult to put into context exactly what this place means to the history of St. Augustine until you walk the grounds of the archaeological park. Stand exactly where Spanish explorer is said to have landed, touch the colored soil deposits echoing the footprint of structures built by those who stood there first, and sip from the freshwater spring from which the park is named. Located at 11 Magnolia Avenue, the 15-acre waterfront site features a spring house, a Navigator’s Planetarium that details the celestial techniques used by early European explorers Ponce …

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A COLONY OF MANY COLORS – Tapestry: The Cultural Threads of First America

Tapestry: The Cultural Threads of First America is a signature  exhibition that shares the story of how three intertwining cultures – Hispanics, Africans and Native Americans – came together to form the foundation of the American culture and create the blended society of today’s St. Augustine. The exhibition debuts during St. Augustine’s 450th anniversary year. The fusion of culture began in St. Augustine in 1565 when Spanish explorer Don Pedro Menéndez de Avilés arrived with 800 colonists to settle the New World in the name of Spain. It was an ambitious attempt at colonization, one that would become the foundation …

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Back To School: Moving Day – Know Your Lease

UF/IFAS expert urges returning college students to read, know their lease By: Brad Buck, 352-294-3303, [email protected] Source: Michael Gutter, 352-392-1761, [email protected] As thousands of college students across America return to school for the fall, a UF/IFAS financial expert has quick, simple advice: Read the apartment lease. To some, reviewing the lease may seem obvious; to others, it may seem onerous. But it’s time well spent, said , an associate professor of family financial management and associate dean of Extension at UF/IFAS. Most students won’t understand the legal language of a lease, but if they read it, they’ll know whether they’re …

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Grow Your Own: URBAN GARDENS

Short of ideas for your Grow Your Own Garden? Recently moved into a condo with no available garden area? Living in your van? You might want to drive or stroll over to the located on Superior Street near the IFAS center. Started decades ago, the IFAS garden provides a limited number of plots for folks who are sans soil. For folks who have both soil and sunlight, but might lack ideas, the garden is a creativity incubator. At a recent open house, Master Gardeners, under the leadership of , Veggie Gardener Wizard, informed novices and pros alike about bowl gardens, …

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Year of the River: Voices of the River

BY SHANNON BLANKINSHIP, Outreach Director for St. Johns Riverkeeper is an initiative by bringing together more than 50 institutions to raise awareness of the as the “cultural current” of our city and an important driver for economic development, recreation, tourism and quality of life throughout Northeast Florida. @CulturalFusionJax #yotr Staying true to the purpose of Cultural Fusion,  is a first of its kind collaboration project. Program staff from the , the , the , News, , and combined forces to host this unique event. Voices of the River is an event that literally transports passengers via boat and bus through …

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Pecha Kucha: Year of the River

   Event: Pecha Kucha: Year of the River When: Thursday, June 18, happy hour at 6 p.m., presentations at 7 p.m. Location: MOCA Jacksonville Tickets: Free Contact: www.mocajacksonville.org or www.pechakucha.org   was introduced in Tokyo in 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. The word is Japanese: a term for the sound of conversation or chit-chat. As it is used today, Pecha Kucha is a presentation style of 20 images at 20 seconds each, which makes for rapid, fun imagery and impressions. Pecha Kucha has quickly gained international appeal with events …

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MOSHing With The Elements

Jacksonville’s is seen by some as neglected stepchild of , hiding in the shadows of the Northbank’s skyscrapers, underappreciated and mostly passed over. But all the while, one institution has maintained its reputation as a popular destination for adults and children alike: the . While certainly an attraction for children, is in the process of rebranding and repositioning itself as a center for all ages that cultivates a lifelong joy of learning. For several years now, MOSH has hosted its adult-oriented After Dark series of events that reveals the science behind such topics as cocktails, coffee, sharks, and even mixed …

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Discover Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and the trial that had Gainesville in an uproar

Alachua County Courthouse, Discover Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and the trial that had Gainesville in an uproar, Invasion of Privacy

Invasion of Privacy Preview Party & Fundraiser Friday, June 12, 2015 6:00-8:00 pm $35 per person Meet the director and cast of the award-winning play Invasion of Privacy on Friday, June 12, 2015 from 6-8 pm at the Matheson History Museum. After winning a Pulitzer Prize for The Yearling, was at the height of her career when she was sued in 1946 by her friend, Zelma Cason. This was the first time that a right of privacy case in Florida had been brought against an author, and featured one of Florida’s first female lawyers. The lawsuit pitted a person’s right of privacy against …

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