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Next Downtown Operations Meeting

Join us for the next Downtown Operations Meeting.

When: Wednesday, January 12, 9:30 a.m.
Where: Main Library, Room G4

The Downtown Operations Meetings are for Downtown stakeholders to learn about what's happening  Downtown, including safety, events, traffic and development-related issues.

To attend, please RSVP to our Director of District Services, Amy Harrell, at (904) 634-0303 x 224 or via email

Special thanks to the Main Library for hosting these meetings!

Downtown is the place to be New Year's Eve!

Travel back in time to an original speakeasy, hidden in the urban core.  Kick off a new decade with Jazz, gin, and those fringed flapper dresses! Dress up as your best Gatsby or Daisy and come on down to MOCA Jacksonville for The Contemporaries' 333 NYE: Feel Sexy, Speakeasy

Sam’s Club Brings Christmas Joy to Local Children’s Miracle Network Kids

The Christmas season is not a time that most people want to spend in the emergency room.  The kids who had to make that trip to Shand’s Pediatric Emergency Room on Monday, December 20th, got a little surprise from some local Sam’s Club employees.  Yesterday, fourteen of their employees made a special delivery of toys and some Christmas cheer.  For the past month, all three Jacksonville Sam’s Club locations collected $1400 worth of toys that were donated to Children’s Miracle  Network.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast-January 14, 2011 Tickets on Sale Now!

The City of Jacksonville’s 24th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast will be held Friday, Jan. 14 at the Prime Osborn Convention Center.  Registration begins at 7 a.m. and the breakfast and program will begin at 7:30 a.m. Parking is free to attendees. 

PrepChefs to Support Sulzbacher Center's Aftercare Program

When Qennita Taylor graduates from the Sulzbacher Center and moves into her new apartment with her four children, she won’t have to worry about where her first week’s worth of dinners will come from.  PrepChefs will provide Ms. Taylor with her first seven days worth of dinners as part of the company’s new ”Freezer Full of Food” initiative with the Sulzbacher Center.

Justice Coalition MakesPlea for Help from Public

The Justice Coalition is in a financial crisis and may be forced to close its doors after 15 years of helping innocent victims of violent crime.  The Justice Coalition staff and Board of Directors will be joined by innocent victims of violent crime, Sheriff John Rutherford, and community leaders as they make a public plea for help to save the non-profit organization that has helped so many victims throughout the years.  The Justice Coalition was itself a victim earlier this year, when their bookkeeper and office manager stole more than a hundred thousand dollars from the organization.  She pleaded guilty and is currently serving a three-year prison sentence.

Wild Adventures Donates Hundreds of Toys to Local Toy Drive

Wild Adventures Donates Hundreds of Toys to Local Toy Drive

Celebrating the season of giving, Wild Adventures Theme Park (WA) announced the park has donated hundreds of its toys to the Toy for Tots Marine Reserve Program and is extending the park’s toy drive through December 23.  In response to feedback from the charity that donations were down this year, the park has donated more than 200 toys in addition to the approximately 300 toys already donated by guests.  WA is giving park guests a chance to spread holiday cheer during a Wild Adventures Christmas.  WA encourages park guests to donate a new toy, valued at $10 or more, December 18 through December 23, and receive a FREE general admission with purchase of a regular general admission.   Admission must be used on the same day of purchase and is valid for the second day FREE.