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Jacksonville Special Events May 2011

Movies in the Park

May 6

Downtown Jacksonville’s series is returning to historic Treaty Oak Park Fridays in the spring. Hosted by Downtown Vision, Inc. and JaxParks, the series features four family-friendly movies shown under the stars, each beginning at dusk (around 8 p.m.) on the land that once served as the setting for numerous silent films. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic dinners ordered “to-go” from one of the many Downtown restaurants. Music and kids lawn games will keep moviegoers busy before each show. Vendors will also sell concessions onsite. Movie: The Wizard of Oz.

 

Jacksonville Special Events April 2011

Movies in the Park

April 8, 15 and 29

Downtown Jacksonville’s series is returning to historic Treaty Oak Park Fridays in the spring. Hosted by Downtown Vision, Inc. and JaxParks, the series features four family-friendly movies shown under the stars, each beginning at dusk (around 8 p.m.) on the land that once served as the setting for numerous silent films. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic dinners ordered “to-go” from one of the many Downtown restaurants.  April 8 – Cars, April 15 – The Neverending Story, April 29 – Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.

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.

Jacksonville Public Library Offers Student Financial Aid Workshops

The Jacksonville Public Library, in partnership with the Florida Department of Education Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA), will present, “Figuring Out FAFSA,” a free session offering a thorough explanation of the college financial aid application process, including tips for filling out forms.

Jacksonville Area Florida Department of Transportation Lane Closings Jan 15 - 21

Jacksonville Area Florida Department of Transportation Lane Closings  Jan 15 - 21

January 15 through January 21

I-10/I-95 interchange reconstruction project

Lanes and ramps will be closed nightly at various locations within the project limits from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. from Monday, January 17 through Friday, January 21.  Detour signs will be posted. All work should be finished in early 2011.

Jacksonville Area Florida Department of Transportation Lane Closings Jan 3 - 7

I-10/I-95 interchange reconstruction project

Lanes and ramps will be closed nightly at various locations within the project limits from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. from Monday, January 3 through Friday, January 7.  Detour signs will be posted. All work should be finished in early 2011.

UNF Literacy Professor Leads Comics/Graphic Novel Session at Downtown Library

UNF Literacy Professor Leads Comics/Graphic Novel Session at Downtown Library

Dr. Katie Monnin, author and assistant professor of Literacy at the University of North Florida,” will lead a session “Calling All Parents! Come Learn Why Comics and Graphic Novels are Really Reading!” from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, in the Children’s Department at the main Jacksonville Public Library downtown.