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HALLOWEEN EVENTS:

'The Wizard of Oz' Showing for Free Saturday

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- In a bit of Technicolor irony, somewhere over the rainbow is somewhere under the bridge this weekend.

Saturday evening, the Riverside Arts Market is showing the 1939 classic "The Wizard of Oz" under the Fuller Warren Bridge in Riverside.

The fun gets underway at 6:30 when the entertainment cranks up and food sales begin.

The proverbial curtains go up at 7, and when the movie is over, music videos will play on the big screen as the crowd disperses.

The weather will be nice, not that it matters, since the bridge provides a roof for the showing. Temperatures will be heading into the 50s as the night progresses, but will likely remain in the 60s during the movie.

The movie is free and parking is free; bring your own chairs and blankets.

Springfield Mommies Group (SMG) Plans Fall Fun for Families

The annual Springfield Halloween Festival hosted by SMG promises to be a real spook-sensation this year, bigger ad better than ever. In addition to carnival games, bounce houses and delicious treats including hot dogs, beverages, Rita's Water Ice and homemade goodies, there will be a pumpkin sale and costume parade. Tickets for games and activities will be on sale at the event on Octover 23 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Klutho Park. For more information visit springfieldwomensclub.org

The 2010 Horror Film Fest at the 5 Points Theatre will open Friday, October 22nd at 7 pm

The 5 Points Theatre will hold it’s 2010 Horror Film Fest from Friday, October 22nd to Sunday, October 24th at 1028 Park Street in Riverside.  The festival features a mix of classic and new film designed to appeal to horror fans and general movie lowers.  The highlight of the festival will be the classic Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3-D, which was largely shot in nearby Wakulla Springs.  Many Jacksonville residents remember scenes from the sequel, Return of the Creature, being shot downtown at the old Lobster House restaurant.

St. Johns RIVERKEEPER recently launched an iPhone app to complement its Get Your Feet Wet guide

 St. Johns RIVERKEEPER recently launched an iPhone app to complement its Get Your Feet Wet guide to the St. Johns River. 

The “Get your Feet Wet, iPhone edition” guidebook app is a valuable resource that allows users to explore and learn about the St. Johns River from Palatka to the Atlantic Ocean with the convenience of their phone.

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure - October 23, 2010

It's nearly time for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure!  It will be held on Saturday, October 23rd, 2010 at a new site-- the Jacksonville Fairgrounds.  (510 Fairgrounds Pl., Jacksonville, FL 32202)

You can register online until October 17th, and you can register at any 1st Place Sports location until October 16th.  After that, you may register at the AT&T Health & Fitness Expo October 21st-22nd, or register on Race Day.  All registered participants will receive a free event shirt!

Jacksonville Arboretum Events

 Full Moon Campfire