Families

Duval County Public Schools Holiday Closures

In observance of the upcoming holidays, all Duval County public schools will be closed Wednesday, November 24 through Friday, November 26. Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) Administration offices will be closed Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26.

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.

First Coast Freedom Playground Heel-n-Wheel, hand cycle, 5K and 10K, Nov. 13th

Fernandina love a parade and on Saturday November 13 at 9:30am several hundred people are getting ready to "heel it" down a one mile course pushing wheelchairs to raise funds and awareness of the need for community inclusion...especially at their city parks. Come cheer them on as they wheel-n-walk down Atlantic Ave.

MOSH Calendar of Events

ONGOING

Through January 9 – Prehistoric Predators – Walk alongside the dinosaurs!  Encounter a soaring Pteranodon with a 23-foot wingspan, a Maiasaura mother caring for her hatchlings, a Pachycephalosaurus, Apatosaurus, Albertosaurus and more in the limited-engagement exhibit, Prehistoric Predators.  Dinosaur models are handcrafted based on fossil records and equipped with internal computers, making them look – and sound – like the magnificent beasts that once roamed Earth! 

Wednesdays – Half-Price Half Days – Beginning at noon each Wednesday when school is in session, students receive 50% off MOSH's regular admission prices. Reduced rates are $4.00 for students 3-12 and $5.00 for students 13 and over. Students under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Discount may be applied toward college students with id.

Adoption . . . A Perfect Fit Fashion Show, Nov 13th

In celebration of National Adoption Month, Family Support Services of North Florida (FSS) is shining the spotlight on adopting children from foster care by hosting a fashion show, Adoption . . . A Perfect Fit, on Saturday, Nov. 13 at 1 p.m. in the Avenues Mall, 10300 Southside Blvd. More than 20 local foster children available for adoption will model fall fashions on the lower level of the mall, in front of Sears.

Alhambra Plans New Year's Eve Party With Patsy Cline

The new Alhambra Theatre will usher in 2011 with a New Year’s Eve Party like none other in Jacksonville.  This one-time-only event will feature the hit show, “A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline” starring Gail Bliss.  Prior to the show, guests will enjoy a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres.  A special dinner will be prepared my Executive Chef Matthew Medure.  Following the performance, guests will enjoy dancing to live music and a New Year’s champagne toast.  For those who have worked up an appetite, The Alhambra will also roll out a breakfast buffet at about 11:00 PM.

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