Community Spirit

City Rescue Mission Preps For Record Numbers on Thanksgiving

With Jacksonville unemployment hovering around 10 percent, City Rescue Mission is anticipating a record turnout for their annual free Thanksgiving dinner.  The New Life Inn on State Street in  downtown Jacksonville is preparing to feed upwards of 500 men, women and children on Thursday. Volunteers will be prepping more than 80 turkeys and other traditional Thanksgiving dishes on Wednesday from 1-3 p.m.

City Rescue Mission Predicts Record Numbers on Thanksgiving

With Jacksonville unemployment hovering around 10 percent, City Rescue Mission is anticipating a record turnout for their annual free Thanksgiving dinner.  The New Life Inn on State Street in Downtown Jacksonville is prepared to feed upwards of 500 men, women and children from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday.

Winter Jazz Night

Douglas Anderson School of the Arts is hosting the Winter Jazz Night in partnership with LaVilla School of the Arts. The jazz concert will feature the Douglas Anderson Alumni Jazz Combo, and the Jazz 1 and Jazz 2 bands from both Douglas Anderson and Lavilla School of the Arts.

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.

Adopt an Angel for the Holidays at PACE Center for Girls, Jacksonville

PACE  Jacksonville is a non-residential prevention and intervention provider helping at-risk girls, ages 12-18.  Each year, PACE Jacksonville serves more than 200 girls in Northeast Florida through our day program and an additional 300 through Transition Services.  PACE has had proven success with girls by helping them succeed in school, with their families, and become productive in our community.  As a result of our expertise, PACE has become a nationally recognized leader in intervention and prevention programs for girls.

Trinity Rescue Mission Prepares 1,500 Meals

The Trinity Rescue Mission will launch its "More Than a Meal" concept on Thanksgiving Day, preparing 1,500 meals for men, women and children - Plus - services such as haircuts, phone calling, hygiene kits, clothing, inflatables for kids and more. "More Than a Meal" will begin at 10am, Thursday, November 25. All meals and services are free-of-charge.

Duval Art Teachers Association is hosting the Fabulous Florida Flamingo Fete Silent & Live Auction

Duval County Public Schools’ teachers and local artists have donated hand-painted and embellished wood items, paintings and photographs, as well as creatively decorated holiday trees to benefit the Leslie Beddard Scholarship Fund.  The fund provides scholarships to art teachers to assist with professional development and also provides scholarships to students to attend summer art camps.                

Entrance to the Fete is $20 per person or two for $35 (advanced reservations only), or $20 at the door. To make reservations, call 904-390-2677.

When:  Saturday, November 20, 2010, 5 to 7 p.m.

Where:  RiverFront Café (inside the Haskell Building), 111 Riverside Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32202