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Creator Registration Launches for One Spark 2015

One Spark, The World’s Largest Crowdfunding Festival, kicked off creator registration today for the April 7 – 12, 2015 festival. This year, creator projects have the opportunity to compete for bigger awards, exhibit in more venues and accept rewards-based crowdfunding contributions from anywhere in the world. One Spark 2015 offers official creators 13 different $15,000 awards, over 80 venues to showcase their projects in and free entry into the One Spark Speaker Summit presented by . Creators can register their projects at OneSpark.com starting today. Artists, educators, makers, entrepreneurs, inventors, musicians and scientists from all over the world, collectively referred …

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Shop Murray Hill

Services ’s main street is , with a greater variety of businesses in the one-mile stretch bookended by US-17 and I-10 than in many small towns. Major landmarks along the route from Roosevelt Blvd to Lenox Ave include , , , music venue  with its friendly , Murray Hill branch library, , ,  and even the . The Murray Hill branch library is more important than ever — now that Willow Branch has closed this the closest branch for all of Riverside-Avondale. It’s an early voting location too. Pamper yourself Mixed in with these major structures you’ll find just about …

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One Spark Berlin

It just takes one spark to start a fire, and that is exactly what happened a couple of weeks ago for the  crew in Berlin. The Jacksonville organization made the move to take its brand all the way to Germany. The smaller, one-day test festival, called One Spark START: Berlin, made some changes to the Jacksonville concept to cater to a different European market. One Spark faced lots of challenges in ensuring that this would be a successful event, but the alterations to the original concept were just the right tweaks needed to ensure that a great group of creators, …

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TEDxJacksonville 2014

What: Lecture series WHEN: Saturday, Oct 25 (10am-8pm) Location: WJCT Studios, 1 Festival Dr. Contact: www.tedxjacksonville.com This year’s ’s theme explores (un)knowing and the “vastness of potential through conscious questioning of what we think we know.” If you’re interested in learning from your past and moving on, this year’s TEDx is for you. The 2014 TEDxJacksonville TED Talks include a wide array of local and international speakers who will fall into one of four quadrants of the event: (un)restricted, (un)charted, (un)bound and (un)rest.   This year’s topics are:  (Jacksonville, environmental lawyer) – “Belonging to the Universe”  (LA, documentary filmmaker and …

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Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights Will Give You Great Nightmares

At  in Orlando  recently began its 24th season of scaring the pants off of visitors. I had the opportunity to check out opening night, and it did not disappoint. With eight haunted houses, four scare zones, and two live shows, HHN offers a myriad of opportunities to be terrified. The scare zones essentially ensure that visitors remain amped and on guard while traveling between the individual haunted houses. While it’s possible to avoid the zones by walking along either side, it’s much more fun to be in the midst of the action. The themes of the four zones are The …

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Retr-O-Rama – Sunday August 10, Collectibles Show Will Feature “The Creature” Himself

Event:  Location: Ramada Conference Center in Mandarin, 3130 Hartley Road Date: August 10, 10am-4pm, early 9am-10am Tickets: $5 advance, $10 general (includes 1 child), additional children $2, early bird VIP $20 Contact: jaxretrorama.com It’s been almost sixty years since  first visited the shores of the First Coast to take his Revenge, but the fearless promoters of the Retr-O-Rama Collectibles Show have finally been able to track him down and bring him back! The Ramada Conference Center in Mandarin isn’t as steamy as the Black Lagoon, but on Sunday, August 10th, it will be swamped with fans eager to meet Ricou …

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Sun, Fun & Summer Camps

Summer camp does not have to be the dreaded rite of passage that it used to be, with endless days of failed archery attempts, mosquito bites, and Popsicle stick crafts. Kids today have more to look forward to than campfire singalongs and burnt marshmallows on a flaming stick. Whether they are active and outdoorsy or dramatic and creative, there are a multitude of summer camp options available that will entertain and educate children of all ages. PAINT SOME SUMMER FUN! [email protected] Nine week-long creative sessions beginning June 9 for ages 4-14 in the museum, as well as the University of …

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Crafting Our Legacy: Florida’s Land & Water

Each time we take to the polls on election day, we have a chance to shape the outcome of our future and the legacy we leave to future generations. , Amendment 1 on November’s ballot, is a total game-changer. Over the last few years, our state legislators have significantly defunded programs for the purchase and maintenance of conservation lands that help to ensure healthy rivers and clean drinking water, protect sacred wetlands and habitat for wildlife, and provide opportunities for recreation and tourism. Each year, the interests of “future generations” are forced to compete for funding with the short-term needs …

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One Spark Creator: Marine Science Educational Cruises

There’s no better way to learn about the ocean, river, or the water cycle than being directly on the water. The idea to bring a marine science educational vessel to Jacksonville might seem superfluous, but we don’t actually have anything like this in our city. We could benefit vastly. While  recently launched its “Larkin R/V” in the St. Johns River for graduate students from the , this One Spark project would likely give the opportunity to kids of all ages and students from local public and private schools.  is not only Captain of the in , but he is a …

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One Spark Creator-Unity Plaza

 will come alive at ! As we establish the beginning stages of Jacksonville’s first, modern-day, large-scale outdoor gathering space programmed with incredible year round events, we invite the community to come and receive a sneak peek of what’s right around the corner. Curated by JAX2025 at the Juice–a Unity Plaza gallery located on the first floor of the , the Unity Plaza team will showcase the multidisciplinary event programming through live presentations, interactive and stunning visual displays, community participation, and much more. Unity Plaza, a Life Enhancing Urban & Performance Park set to open Fall 2014 in the rising Jacksonville, …

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