Events

Wild Adventures Christmas Begins This Friday

Wild Adventures Theme Park offers families a full day of stress free holiday adventures during A Wild Adventures Christmas, select days November 26 through January 2, 2011.  Families can catch the Christmas spirit with holiday themed activities, such as O Holy Night: A Living Nativity and the new Let It Snow Dance Party, in addition to more than 40 thrill rides and hundreds of exotic animals. In addition, during November 26 – December 12, guests can donate a toy to benefit the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation and receive a FREE general admission with purchase of a regular general admission.  

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.

Old-fashioned, Hand-pulled Candy Canes

Sweet Pete’s, Jacksonville’s only all-natural candy shoppe, plans to help local families create sweet new memories with old fashioned candy cane pulls.  Peter Behringer, local candy expert and the “Peter” of Peterbrooke Chocolatier will teach school groups, scouts and families to pull their own candy canes.

2010 Jacksonville Light Parade

Mayor John Peyton and the City of Jacksonville invite First Coast families and their guests to see downtown in a whole new light at the 2010 Jacksonville Light Parade on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010 at 7 p.m. on the downtown riverfront.

UNF to Host Camp Composition: Florida Writes!

The University of North Florida’s College of Education and Human Services will host Camp Composition: Florida Writes!, a writing camp to aid fourth through eighth graders to become better FCAT and lifelong writers, from 9 a.m. to noon, beginning Saturday, Jan. 22, and running through Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in the College of Education and Human Services, Building 57, Room 1100A on the UNF campus.

Faces of the First Coast 2011 Go Red For Women Casting Call

The American Heart Association’s “Go Red For Women” movement is calling on women and men who live in the region to submit their heart health stories for the 2011 “Faces of the First Coast” casting call. If chosen, applicants will become representatives of the local public awareness campaign beginning in the spring of 2011. In addition, local winners will be eligible for submission to the American Heart Association’s national “Go Red For Women” casting call. Members of the “Faces of the First Coast” work to bring the dangers, signs and symptoms of cardiovascular disease to our community. They represent, exemplify and advocate for the mission of Go Red For Women through education and awareness.

Pearls and Cufflinks Gala to benefit the Clara White Mission

Citi will present, the Clara White Mission, “Pearls and Cufflinks” Gala, to celebrate the mission’s 106th anniversary of service to the community and the 134th birthday of the mission’s founder, Dr. Eartha M.M. White, will be held on Friday, November 12th at St. Ephrem, Catholic Church Conference Center, 4650 Kernan Blvd at 6:00 pm.