Arts & Culture

Jacksonville Public Library Branch Celebrates 80th Anniversary

Branch is oldest continually-used library building in system

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 3, 2010 – The Jacksonville Public Library will celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Willowbranch Branch Library with activities for all ages. Jacksonville City Councilman Michael Corrigan will serve as the keynote speaker for the program commemorating the opening of the library in 1930 and its importance to the community.

Saturday, Nov. 6  11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Willowbranch Branch Library 2875 Park St. – 32205

Former and current residents are invited to share stories about Willowbranch and the neighborhood after the formal program in the library. Adults and teens will have the opportunity to play circa1930 parlor games while children can enjoy facepainting, art and crafts and other activities. Friends of the Willowbranch Library is sponsoring the celebration. 


Hubbard House Announces Winner in Youth Art Contest

Mariah Blanton, an 8-year-old from Glen St. Mary, Florida, is the grand prize winner in Hubbard House’s first-ever Domestic Violence Awareness Month Youth Art Contest. She will receive a party for 10 at Jungle Quest, an indoor facility for kids that offers rock climbing, zip lines, tree houses and more.

MOSH: Bryan-Gooding Planetarium, Nov. 11

The wait is almost over!  The Grand Opening Celebration of the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium is set for November 11th through 14th.  The opening will begin a new chapter in the Museum of Science & History’s 59-year history of space science programming.  

NOVEMBER: Jazz in the Listening Rooms of European Street Cafe

"Mardi Gras Monday at E Street" featuring "JB SCOTT'S SWINGIN' ALLSTARS"

Monday, November 1st, 8-9:30pm

5500 beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207

Only $10.00 – Admission, reservations recommended (904) 398-1717 or email

(or just come on by!)

Featuring JB Scott/trumpet, Lisa Kelly/vocals, Ken Calhoun/banjo & guitar, Dave Stienmeyer/trombone, Rick Ravelo/acoustic bass

Join European Street Cafe for this once a month hang, featuring the Chicago Swing/New Orleans style Jazz group, "JB Scott's Swingin' Allstars!" Our other terrific drummer, Steve Salo, from South Florida, will be joining us on 'the kit' and our guest clarinetist will be "Mr. Instrumental" Bill Prince!  European Street Cafe-great food, lots of beers & wines, and swinging, fun music!         

Tuesday Nov. 9th

1704 San Marco Blvd.

OZZY OSBOURNE With special guest Slash in Jax Feb. 22nd

Tickets for the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena show on February 22 go on sale

Saturday, November 6th at 10AM at, Ticketmaster, the Arena box office or

charge by phone 800-745-3000. All dates, acts and ticket prices are subject to change without

notice. All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, parking and service and handling charges.

For the most up-to-date on sale information please visit or

Whitehurst Second Grade Presents Celebrating China

Students in the Bolles Lower School Whitehurst Campus second grade presented Celebrating China on October 27 in McGehee Auditorium.  The play highlighted various Chinese inventions and parables. 

Art League of Jacksonville Uses Talent to Help Daniel Kids

Instructors from the Art League of Jacksonville donated their time and talent to give free one-on-one art lessons to 12 of the children being assisted by Daniel, Florida’s oldest child-service agency.

The children created decorative masks that were auctioned off at the recent Daniel Guiding Hearts Gala: Moonlight Masquerade fund-raiser.

“The Art League instructors took a lot of time and showed great care while working with these kids. It’s really great seeing another non-profit donating resources to help like this,” said Vicki Waytowich, Daniel vice president of operations. “The kids enjoyed having an opportunity to express themselves, and also felt a real sense of ownership, knowing that their work would benefit Daniel.”