Events

Ride Your Bike to Work Day, May 20th

Jacksonville City Council member Don Redman and the North Florida Bicycle Club invite residents to join them by participating in “Ride Your Bike To Work Day” on Friday, May 20th.

26.2 With Donna 2012 Training Sign Up Set For Wednesday

26.2 With Donna 2012 Training Sign Up Set For Wednesday

JACKSONVILLE, fla. -- It's hard to believe, but we are coming up on the fifth anniversary of 26.2 with Donna,  The National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer.

It's going to be a special year, and if you've always wanted to train with Donna and her team to run the marathon or half marathon, now is your chance to learn more.  

1972 Olympian and running coach Jeff Galloway will be in Jacksonville at the 26.2 With Donna San Marco race headquarters Wednesday to help you get started.

So if you'd like to sign up to train with Donna's team or just come hear more about Jeff Galloway's patented run/walk/run training method, come meet Jeff on Wednesday evening from 5 to 7 at 2107 Mango Place.

Jeff had trained hundreds of thousands of runners and walkers to complete the goal of a lifetime: a marathon or half marathon.

Hunter Safety Internet-completion Course Offered in Duval County

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free hunter safety Internet-completion course in Jacksonville. 

The class is June 18 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students who have taken the online course and wish to complete this classroom portion must bring the online-completion report with them.

Stop Bullying Now! One Mile Fun Walk!, May 21

River Point Behavioral Health in Jacksonville, Florida and Mental Health America of Northeast Florida (MHA) joined forces to organize a Stop Bullying Now! One Mile Fun Walk to take a stand against bullying in our community and schools. The event will be held on Saturday, May 21st at 8:30a.m. and will begin and end at the Museum of Science and History (MOSH) in Jacksonville.

Spotlight on Students and Their Interest on Homeless Pets

Spotlight on Students and Their Interest on Homeless Pets

Students at Fletcher Middle Participate in the Opening of the Beaches Parade

Four students from Fletcher Middle School participated in the Opening of the Beaches Parade with Friends of Jacksonville Animals (FOJA). The girls were asked to participate by the FOJA beach committee.

In addition to walking the dogs and hyping the crowd during the parade, the girls designed posters, flyers and decorations for the float. The theme was “Rock Star” and they gave the dogs names such as “Mick Wagger” and “Elvis Pawsley.” The girls continued volunteering at FOJA’s adoption event after the parade. Four of the dogs found potential homes thanks to students’ efforts.

This project began in December during a service-learning lesson in the classroom. During a unit on research and communication, the students studied and discussed pet overpopulation.

First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to Host Census Rep

The First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (FCHCC) is hosting a data services specialist from the Census Bureau at its May professional networking meeting. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about and discuss Hispanic population trends reported in the 2010 Census. The Census reported that Hispanics account for 56 percent of the nation’s growth over the past decade, according to the Pew Hispanic Center. Florida has seen dramatic increases as well.

Mayoral candidate, Alvin Brown, will be attending the event to speak to guests and participate in a meet and greet.

The event will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2011, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, 225 East Coastline Dr., and is free and open to the public. Visit http://www.fchcc.com/ for tickets or for more information.

Adventure Landing Hosting a “Be Water Aware” Water Safety Day

Adventure Landing Hosting a “Be Water Aware” Water Safety Day

Adventure Landing’s Shipwreck Island Waterpark is on a mission to make Northeast Florida “water-aware.”  May has been designated National Water Safety Month by the World Waterpark Association, the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals and the National Recreation & Parks Association.  As a WWA member, Adventure Landing is taking action to educate the public on how to prevent drownings, recreational water-related injuries and sun damage by offering educational information to the media during National Water Safety Month.