Blizzards of Miracles: Thursday, Aug. 11th is DQ® Miracle Treat Day

Blizzards of Miracles: Thursday, Aug. 11th is DQ® Miracle Treat Day


Sixth annual fundraiser benefits Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®


MINNEAPOLIS—On Thursday, Aug. 11, communities throughout the United States and Canada will make miracles for children during the sixth annual Dairy Queen® Miracle Treat Day. On that day, $1 or more from every Blizzard® Treat sold at participating locations will be donated to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®, a charity that raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada.

Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan, a national goodwill ambassador for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, will serve as honorary spokesperson for DQ® Miracle Treat Day. Since 1989, Miss America titleholders have supported Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, helping with fundraising and visiting hospitalized children.

Florida Lottery Has Two Huge Jackpot Drawings Tonight

Florida Lottery Has Two Huge Jackpot Drawings Tonight

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Yes, the chances of hitting either jackpot are very very slim. But for a dollar a piece you can get in on both the Florida Lotto and Powerball drawings. Tonight's Powerball jackpot, which is a national drawing, is up to $160 million.

Our state's very own lottery, the Florida Lotto, is now up to $34 million.

Neither are records on their own, but, "What's unusual is that we have such a high jackpot on Lotto at the same time there is a high Powerball jackpot," said Florida Lottery Jacksonville district manager Steven Galaydick.

Right now the $160 million Powerball prize is the highest in the country, edging out the other very large MegaMillions prize ($99 million).

Related: Meet Record-Breaking Lottery Winners

”Save Jax High School Tennis” Fundraiser Features Clinics with Pros

A full day of tennis play and exhibitions are scheduled for Saturday, August 13, 2011 at the San Jose Country Club when Jacksonville-area former touring ATP pros Brian Gottfried, Todd Martin and MaliVai Washington, along with Amer Delic, Wolfson High School tennis standout and current touring ATP pro, donate their time in a fundraising effort to “Save Jax High School Tennis.”

Sesame Street Live "Elmo's Super Heroes" in Jacksonville Sept. 16 - 18

Calling all super heroes! Super Grover needs your help – and it’s Elmo and the Fabulous Five to the rescue when this fantastic musical production zooms into Jacksonville. Join Elmo, Zoe, Abby Cadabby, Telly Monster and Zoe’s pet rock Rocco for Sesame Street Live “Elmo’s Super Heroes” at Times Union Center for Performing Arts (Moran Theater) from Friday, Sept. 16 through Sunday, Sept. 18. Tickets for all five performances go on sale Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 10 a.m.

JCA Events and Activities for August

The Jewish Community Alliance announces the following upcoming programs and activities for August 2011. Unless otherwise noted, all events and programs will be held at the JCA, 8505 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, Florida 32217 (on the corner of San Jose and San Clerc, one traffic light north of Baymeadows Road). For more information on these or other programs at the JCA, please call 904-730-2100 ext. 221.

MOSH Planetarium to Show Shuttle Landing

MOSH Planetarium to Show Shuttle Landing

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Space Shuttle Atlantis will be gliding into the atmosphere when MOSH opens its doors Thursday morning.

The final space shuttle to fly is scheduled to touch down on the runway at Kennedy Space Center at 5:56 a.m. Thursday, and MOSH will have it on the big screen.