Families

Fuel Price Brief for the Week of Nov 21

Consumers will get a break this holiday weekend as gas prices are not expected to increase further this week after the price of crude oil dropped $3.37 in price last week to settle Friday at $81.51 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Crude prices decreased for the second week in a row, sparing last minute spikes in retail gas prices before Thanksgiving.

Jacksonville’s 4th Annual Downtown Historic Church Tour

Tour a century of sanctuaries in one afternoon at ten Downtown historic churches. Guides at each church will highlight the architectural and historical significance of the building. The tour begins and ends at the Main Library and visitors may walk or use the complimentary trolley service provided along the tour route.

Pink Ivy Parties Presents 2nd Annual Christmas Party Benefitting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

December 18, 2010 from 10a.m. to 1p.m.

Edgewood Bakery's Banquet Hall

1012 S. Edgewood Avenue

Enjoy hot cocoa, coffee or punch. Cookies from Edgewood Bakery. Holiday crafts, silent auction and photos with Santa!

Tickets are $10. Bring a child and parents get in free! To purchase tickets call 877-568-PINK or purchase tickets online at pinkivyparties.com. Please R.S.V.P. by December 15, 2010

Old-fashioned, Hand-pulled Candy Canes

Sweet Pete’s, Jacksonville’s only all-natural candy shoppe, plans to help local families create sweet new memories with old fashioned candy cane pulls.  Peter Behringer, local candy expert and the “Peter” of Peterbrooke Chocolatier will teach school groups, scouts and families to pull their own candy canes.

2010 Jacksonville Light Parade

Mayor John Peyton and the City of Jacksonville invite First Coast families and their guests to see downtown in a whole new light at the 2010 Jacksonville Light Parade on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010 at 7 p.m. on the downtown riverfront.

Duval County Public Schools Holiday Closures

In observance of the upcoming holidays, all Duval County public schools will be closed Wednesday, November 24 through Friday, November 26. Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) Administration offices will be closed Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26.

Faces of the First Coast 2011 Go Red For Women Casting Call

The American Heart Association’s “Go Red For Women” movement is calling on women and men who live in the region to submit their heart health stories for the 2011 “Faces of the First Coast” casting call. If chosen, applicants will become representatives of the local public awareness campaign beginning in the spring of 2011. In addition, local winners will be eligible for submission to the American Heart Association’s national “Go Red For Women” casting call. Members of the “Faces of the First Coast” work to bring the dangers, signs and symptoms of cardiovascular disease to our community. They represent, exemplify and advocate for the mission of Go Red For Women through education and awareness.