Families

New Report Offers Detailed Look at Well-Being of Duval County Children

In an era of diminished public resources, the Jacksonville Children's Commission has a new tool to use as it makes decisions about future  investments and services to the community.

The Map of Child Well-Being in Duval County is part of a groundbreaking study of children in Duval County conducted by the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University on behalf of the Children's Commission. The study was funded by the Jessie Ball duPont Fund.

6th Annual Stop Teen Underage Drinking Rally Today in Jacksonville

6th Annual Stop Teen Underage Drinking  Rally Today in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --  Students from all of Duval county's public high schools are participating in the Stop Teenage Underage Drinking (S.T.U.D.) Rally.

The event addresses issues relating to underage drinking and lifestyle choices that teens face on a daily basis.

The S.T.U.D. Rally begins at 7 A.M. at the Morocco Shrine Auditorium.

Movies in the Park Returning to Treaty Oak Park

Movies in the Park Returning to Treaty Oak Park

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The spring weather has arrived a few days ahead for the actual season, but nevertheless, it's time for Movies in the Park.

Jacksonville residents are invited to Treaty Oak at Jessie Ball duPont Park on the Southbank for a series of evening movies beginning in early April.

  • Friday, April 8, Cars
  • Friday, April 15, The NeverEnding Story
  • Friday, April 29, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
  • Friday, May 6, The Wizard of Oz

All movies begin at dusk, which will be around 8 p.m.

The park opens to the public at 6:30, and everyone is encouraged to bring picnic dinners, blankets and chairs.

There will be a vendor selling concessions as well, but no alcohol will be allowed in the park.

Parking in the nearby Suddath garage is free, as is the movie.

The park's address is 1123 Prudential Drive.

MOSH Calendar of Events Spring 2011

March 11 – Cosmic Concerts – Experience total-sensory entertainment as laser lights, high-def images and digital sound collide to create a Cosmic Concert!  Laser Mania at 5 p.m., U2 at 6 p.m., The Beatles at 7 p.m., and Laser Retro at 8 p.m.  Each concert costs $5 per person; $1 for laser glasses.  Tickets are available online at www.moshplanetarium.org or at the door.     

 

March 18 – Cosmic Concerts – Experience total-sensory entertainment as laser lights, high-def images and digital sound collide to create a Cosmic Concert!  Laser Mania at 5 p.m., Led Zeppelin at 6 p.m., Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon at 7 p.m., and Pink Floyd: The Wall at 8 p.m.  Each concert costs $5 per person; $1 for laser glasses.  Tickets are available online at www.moshplanetarium.org or at the door.     

Don't Miss Rhythm of the Dance

Don't Miss Rhythm of the Dance

Finally Rhythm of the Dance is a reality.  Two hours of dance, music and song richly costumed. representing a whole new concept in Irish entertainment, using the genuine spirit of our national dances, songs and storytelling, while including modern influences like Beat, Jazz and Latin combine to give you Rhythm - Rhythm - Rhythm. Rhythm of the Dance will be in Jacksonville at the Times Union Center’s Moran Theater on Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 7:00pm for one performance only!

Young Children in Foster Care To Get In-Home Nurse Visits

Family Support Services of North Florida (FSS) is going above and beyond State of Florida standards by now providing in-home visits by a registered nurse to children in foster care, from newborns to age five, in Duval and Nassau counties. The nurse will also provide post-reunification services, conducting home visits up to six months after children are returned to their biological parents.

Tickets for Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate! on Sale Feb. 25th

Tickets for Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate! on Sale Feb. 25th

Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate! is bringing a colossal party on ice to your hometown!  This all-new show visits Jacksonville from April 7 – 10, 2011 for Eight performances at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Tickets go on sale February 25th at 10 a.m.