TAI CHI FOR ARTHRITIS: Thru Nov. 27 from 11 a.m.-Noon, Middleburg Senior Center, 3916 Section St., Middleburg. Participants learn balance skills, good body alignment, and coordinated fluid movements …
TAI CHI FOR ARTHRITIS: Thru Nov. 27 from 11 a.m.-Noon, Middleburg Senior Center, 3916 Section St., Middleburg. Participants learn balance skills, good body alignment, and coordinated fluid movements to increase flexibility and strength, reduce falls and improve fitness. Must be 60 years and up to join. Sherri Cheshire, Northeast Florida AHEC, (904) 482 – 0189. FREE.
DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE: Meets Oct. 11, Oct. 18 and Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. each date in the Zoning Department Conference Room, 3rd floor, Administration Building, 477 Houston St., Green Cove Springs. Open to the public.
BREAKFAST CONNECT: Network and promote your business Oct. 12 at 8 a.m. with 8:30 a.m. prompt meeting start. In the Michigan Building on the grounds of Moosehaven, 1701 Park Ave., Orange Park. $5, which includes hot breakfast and coffee. Bring a door prize to promote your business.
CLAY COUNTY SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT: Holds its regular meeting Oct. 12 at 9 a.m. at the Clay County Extension office, 2463 State Rd. 16 W, Green Cove Springs. Open to the public.
VVA MONTHLY MEETING: Vietnam Veterans of America William G. Byrns Chapter 1059 in Clay County meets Oct. 13 at 11 a.m., at the Middleburg American Legion Post 250, 3959 County Rd. 218.
CALAVIDA ARTS FESTIVAL: Oct. 8-13 in Spring Park, Green Cove Springs Free and include food, Music, Art and Fireworks on October 13 at 8:45 in Spring Park on the beautiful St. Johns River. All day Saturday the performers will be honoring the works of Lynyrd Skynyrd by performing some of their selections. FREE to the public.
FALL BAZAAR: Oct 12-13, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Orange Avenue & Gum Street, Green Cove Springs. Many gently-used items for sale: kitchen, household goods, linens, clothing, shoes, books, holiday items, and much more. Info, (904) 284-9261.
YARD SALE: Oct 13 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Fleming Island United Methodist Church, 7170 U.S. Highway 17. Over 100 sites available for $25 each or vendors can park their cars on larger sites for $40 each. More info, (904) 644-7951.
GARDENING WITH NATIVE PLANTS: Clay County Horticulture Extension Agent Wayne Hobbs presents “Florida-Friendly Landscaping and Gardening with Native Plants” Oct. 13 at 11 a.m. at Camp Chowenwaw Park’s Nature Center. The center’s exhibits will be open 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Free and open to the public. Camp Chowenwaw Park is at 1517 Ball Rd., north of Green Cove Springs. For details, (904) 529-8058 extension 3.
FALL FESTIVAL: Oct. 13 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church, 16 College Dr., Orange Park. There will be crafts, food vendors, baked goods, live entertainment, clowns, Child ID Program, Bounce House and the Pumpkin Patch will be open. Info, (904) 272-0110.
SCIENCE CAFÉ: St. Johns River State College Science Café presents microbiologist Earl Larson, Ph.D. Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. speaks on how microscopic organisms that live in our intestines can have positive and negative effects on our health. Orange Park Campus, Room D14.
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL: Oct. 17 at 3:30 p.m., in the BCC Meeting Room, Fourth Floor, Administration Building, 477 Houston Street, Green Cove Springs. The meeting is open to the public.
COMMUNITY ELECTION PANEL: Clay County Supervisor of Elections Chris Chambless, Sheriff Darryl Daniels, Clerk of the Court Tara Green, Property Appraiser Roger Suggs and Tax Collector Jimmy Weeks, will answer questions from the public Oct. 18 from 6-7:30 p.m. in Room 14 of D building on SJR State College’s Orange Park campus. Registration recommended at https://form.jotform.com/82617330175151. Contact (904) 276-6883.
QUIT SMOKING CLASS: Free Tools to Quit class at St. Vincent’s Medical Center Clay County in Middleburg, Oct. 18 from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Free patches, lozenges, and gum! Free quit plan, workbook, water bottle, stress ball and more! Call Northeast Florida AHEC at (904) 482-0189 to register and learn about more classes near you.
CAR SHOW: Help re-stock the Good Samaritan Church Food Pantry’s shelves by taking part in the Good Sam Car Show, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Tanglewood Shopping Center, 1241 Blanding Blvd. Orange Park. $25 entry fee, includes T-shirt, goody bags, dash plates and more. Info, (904) 406-5660. Motorcycle welcome too!
36TH ANNUAL OP FALL FESTIVAL: Oct. 20-21 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Orange Park Town Hall, corner of Kingsley and Park Avenues. Celebrate fall with this true Orange Park tradition. Includes food, music, vendors. Moosehaven will offer free parking and a shuttle.
FALL FESTIVAL: Oct. 20 from Noon- 4 p.m., St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 135 Brickyard Rd., Middleburg. Open to the public. Includes mobile video game unit, bounce house, face painting and other games.
BLACK CREEK 5K/10K: to benefit the Detective David White Memorial Scholarship Fund, Oct. 20 at 7:30 a.m. at Middleburg Elementary School; this year with more historic views than ever. 5K registration is $35 and 10K registration is $40. Includes a Kids Fun Run at 9 a.m. Packet pick-up Oct. 19 from Noon-5 p.m., Dye-Clay Family YMCA, 3322 Moody Ave., Orange Park.
PROCUREMENT CONFERENCE: Clay County municipalities and agencies come together Oct. 25 from 8 a.m.-Noon at the Thrasher-Horne Center, 283 College Dr., to host a half-day how-to conference on “Doing Business with Clay County.” Features a tradeshow and educational sessions where purchasing representatives will provide information about their procurement and vendor registration processes. $10 per person. Info, (800) 450-4624.
FAFSA HELP: St. Johns River State College is offering high school seniors with assistance in completing the required FAFSA paperwork for admission into college and to receive financial aid. Oct. 25 from 6-8 p.m., Orange Park Campus, 283 College Dr. in V Building, the Viking Center.
TRUNK OR TREAT: Oct. 27 from 5-7 p.m., Advent Lutheran Church, Fellowship Hall, 2156 Loch Rane Blvd., Orange Park. The Community is invited to visit the decorated trunks and receive treats, play games, have a hot dog, take photos in the photo exhibit. Info, (904) 272-6370.
MOONLIGHT ON MAGNOLIA: Oct. 27 at 4:30 p.m., 45-minute tours through Magnolia Cemetery at 1040 Kingsley Ave. in this benefit for the Historical Society of Orange Park. All are invited to attend. Guests are encouraged to bring a water bottle and a flash light for after dark.
For more information, visit the society’s website, http://ophistory.org/
CRAFT FAIR/FLEA MARKET: Oct. 27 from 6 a.m.-2 p.m., CrossRoad Lutheran Church, 5101 Lakeshore Dr. at County Road 220, Fleming Island. Space is free, donation of 10% of income for the day is appreciated. Proceeds go to Community Critter Care of Clay County.
TRUNK OR TREAT: Oct. 27 from 5-7 p.m., Advent Lutheran Church, 2156 Loch Rane Blvd., Orange Park. Free, features bounce house, games, decorated trunks where kids can receive treats, hot dogs, and decorate a pumpkin to take home. Info, (904) 272-6370.
GOLF FOR VETS: Nov. 2, Eagle Harbor Golf Course, to benefit the veterans’ programs of The Clay County Marine Corps League, in conjunction with the Bourré Construction Group is sponsoring the third annual General Roy S. Geiger Veterans Golf Tournament. $400, team registration, $100 individual registration, includes green fees, cart, lunch, plus individual prizes.
Info, (217) 497-9420 or (904) 881-4948.
GOLF TOURNEY: to benefit the Florida Youth Challenge Academy Foundation and the programs it funds for troubled youth. Nov. 5 at 7:30 a.m. registration, 8:30 a.m. start at St. Johns Golf & Country Club, $85 per person, $100 hole sponsor. More sponsorships, Danny Brabham, (904) 571-0560 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLANNING COMMISSION: Meets Nov. 6 at 7 p.m., in the Board of County Commissioners Meeting Room, fourth floor, Administration Building, 477 Houston St., Green Cove Springs. Open to the public.
RED KETTLE KICKOFF: Nov. 9 from 4-7 p.m., Old Navy entrance, Orange Park Mall, Maj. Phillip Irish and Maj. Lynn Irish will speak on the importance of the Red Kettle Campaign along with a performance by the Salvation Army’s Brass Band and Choir. Proceeds help feed the needy in Clay County.
DINNER & AUCTION: to benefit the scholarship programs of J.P. Hall Children’s Charities, Nov. 9 with dinner from 6:30-7 p.m., Silent Auction until 7:30 followed by a live auction. Cocktail attire preferred. Thrasher-Horne Center, 283 College Dr., Orange Park, Tickets begin at $50 each or reserve a table for 10 for $750. More info, jphallcharities.com.
BENEFIT FOR ST. MICHAEL’S SOLDIERS: Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Thrasher-Horne Center at St. Johns River State College. Southern Rock Band Molly Hatchett celebrates its 40th Anniversary to benefit St. Michael’s Soldiers to help raise money for the 9th Annual Stuffing Stockings for Soldiers Project and the Homegrown Kindness Project. Tickets start at $19 and can be purchased at THCenter.org.
VETERANS DAY: Nov. 11 at 2 p.m., Veterans Memorial, Magnolia Cemetery, 1040 Kingsley Ave., Orange Park. Clay County students will be read winning essays and plaques will be awarded. Sponsored by the Historical Society of Orange Park and the Town of Orange Park. Reception afterwards in the Clarke House. Info, www.ophistory.org
HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE: to benefit Magnolia Point Women’s Club and its weekend meal backpack program for children living in food insecurity. Nov. 12 from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Sacred Heart Catholic Church’s Sullivan Hall, 7190 U.S. Highway 17, Fleming Island. Free, includes lunch, raffles, vendors and silent auction.
PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT: “Gideon Mendel: Drowning World” runs through Dec. 9 at the MOCA, Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown Jacksonville. The exhibit features photographs of Clay County residents whose homes were destroyed by the flooding on Black Creek during Hurricane Irma.