Events

Hope Haven to Host Event for Down Syndrome and Autism Programs

Hope Haven to Host Event for Down Syndrome and Autism Programs

Hope Haven Children's Clinic and Family Center will host the 10th annual Sounds of Hope Gala and Auction to raise funds for children with Down syndrome and autism on Friday, November 18 at 6:30 pm at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront.

The event will feature hundreds of items for bid, including travel packages, restaurant gift certificates, sports memorabilia, art and children's gifts.

"Sounds of Hope raises funds to provide comprehensive evaluations for children with Down syndrome and autism," said Laurie Price, Executive Director of Hope Haven. "For many families, the financial impact of having a child with special needs can be devasting. Many children who require life-changing interventions would not receive care without financial assistance."

An estimated 1 child in every 500 has an autism spectrum disorder and more than 400,000 people in the United States have Down syndrome.

15th Annual Festival of Lights 5k and 1 Mile Family Fun Run

 

It is time once again to lace up the jingle bells on your running shoes and get ready for the 15th Annual Festival of Lights 5k and 1 Mile Family Fun Run.  The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals event will take place in San Marco Square on Saturday, Decemeber 10, 2011 beginning with the Fun Run at 5:30 PM followed by the 5k at 6:00 PM. 

The Second Annual Northeast Florida Veg Fest

The Second Annual Northeast Florida Veg Fest

JACKSONVILLE, Fla --  The Girls Gone Green will present the Second Annual Northeast Florida Veg Fest hosted by Northeast Florida Vegetarian Society on Saturday, November 5, 2011 at the beautiful Riverside Park located next to Historic Five Points from 10:00AM to 5:00PM.

The day-long event will feature various healthy and sustainable foods available locally year-round. The best of organic, green, animal-friendly and wellness businesses along with non-profits will come together to celebrate this planet and all of its inhabitants. We invite everyone interested in becoming leaner, greener, or cleaner to join us for a day of family fun and positive action.

Arlington Community Garden Planting of the Fall Food Pantry Garden

Arlington Community Garden invites the garden curious to come out and help put in the fall food pantry garden. They will have lots of seedlings to put in and would appreciate your help in their support of the Arlington Community Services' Food Pantry.

Pumpkins on the Point Opens Oct., 1st

Pumpkins on the Point Opens Oct., 1st

 

Picking the perfect pumpkin is no “one size fits all” event! That’s why you need truckloads (2 to be exact) to choose from. Starting Saturday, October 1st the front lawn of Jacksonville’s Southside United Methodist Church (SUMC), AKA “The Point”’ will be covered with pumpkins for PUMPKINS ON THE POINT! We invite the community to join in the fun of this annual tradition.