Community calendar 2/8/18

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Posted 2/7/18

DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE: Meets Feb. 8, Feb. 15 and Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. in the Zoning Department Conference Room, third floor, Administration Building, 477 Houston St., Green Cove Springs. Open to …

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Community calendar 2/8/18


DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE: Meets Feb. 8, Feb. 15 and Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. in the Zoning Department Conference Room, third floor, Administration Building, 477 Houston St., Green Cove Springs. Open to the public.

BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT: Meets Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Board of County Commissioners meeting room, fourth floor, Administration Building, 477 Houston St., Green Cove Springs. The meeting is open to the public.

EMBRACE COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR: Feb. 10 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Keystone Heights Elementary School, 335 SW Pecan St. Free, includes health screenings, educational tactics for children, health textbooks, weight loss & management and more. Bring an unused backpack and supplies to support the Embrace Backpack Drive to benefit children with disabilities. Info, Kasey Bryan at (352) 727-9304.

GARDEN CLUB OF FLEMING ISLAND: Meets Feb. 12 at 10 a.m. at the Fleming Island

Public Library, 1895 Town Center Blvd. Guest speaker Vic Gromer, Duval County

Extension Agent & Master Gardener will discuss hummingbird habitats, migration patterns, how to lure them to your plants, and proper feeding of hummingbirds. Free and open to the public. Info, (904) 264-3055.

BINGO NIGHT: to benefit the disability programs at Challenge Enterprises, Feb. 13, with 5:30 p.m. registration, 6-7 p.m. buffet and bingo at 7 p.m. Talons Restaurant, 2217 Eagle Harbor Pkwy., Fleming Island. $25. RSVP at (904) 284-9859.

CITIZENSHIP CLASS: Feb. 13 from 5:30-7 p.m. in Bldg. 19 RM. 1912 at Orange Park High. Presented by the Clay County Literacy Coalition. Register at (904) 336-4458 or email The class is every Tuesday evening for 5 weeks.

JUST US GIRLS LUNCHEON: Feb. 15 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Moosehaven, with a $5 Fashion Show. Lunch, door prizes, Inspirational Speaker. $16.50. Please RSVP to Diane at (904) 993-2586 and pay at the door!

ROUND ROBIN SHAKESPEARE: Feb. 15 at 6:30 p.m., Fleming Island Public Library, 1895 Town Center Blvd. Join in the continued reading of "Coriolanus" in this monthly meeting where one of Shakespeare's plays are read aloud, round robin style. Free Admission. No experience necessary. Everyone welcome. Come to read, or come to listen. Info,

PENNEY FARMS HISTORICAL SOCIETY: Feb. 15 at 7 p.m., Council Chamber Room at Town Hall, 4100 Clark Ave., just off State Road 16 in Penney Farms. Guest speaker Linda Shilling Mitchell will introduce you to an entertaining and educational ways for readers of all ages to learn about the interesting people and places in Florida's amazing history.

SEDNET CONFERENCE: 9th Annual Conference features guest speaker Brook Bello who will speak about her personal journey in human trafficking. Feb. 16 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Journey Church, 6225 Lake Gray Blvd., Suite 2, Jacksonville. $25 through Jan. 31, $35 after. Darrell Thompson, (904) 336-4407.

SAFE BOATING CLASS: Feb. 17 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Free, at 1 Bunker Ave., Green Cove Springs, behind the North Florida Military Museum. Presented by the U.S. Coast Guard, the class is open to anyone born after January 1, 1988 who operates a vessel 10 horsepower or more and others who are required to have a boating safety card. Seating is limited, so pre-registration is required at or (904) 529-5979.

FREE WORKSHOP: Sponsored by the Garden Club of Orange Park, guest speaker Jim DeValerio, Bradford County Cooperative Extension agriculture agent, presents "Caring for Frost-bitten Plants," Feb. 17 from 9:30-11:30 a.m., Orange Park Public Library, 2054 Plainfield Ave. Open to all; light refreshments. Info, (904) 716-6998.

10TH ANNUAL I DID A HIKE! Feb. 24 with registration from 8-10 a.m., parking at the entrance to Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park and shuttles transport hikers to the trail on Camp Blanding. This 11-mile hike is the premier annual fundraiser to support the nonprofit Florida Trail Association. Tickets are $20 per person along with a $5 per vehicle entry fee into Gold Head Park. Registration is at the rec building in the picnic area of the park. There are take-out points along the way, if the overall hike is too long. No pets are permitted, service animals welcome.

DINE WITH THE DOCTOR: Endocrinologist Khurram Wadud, M.D., discusses diabetes, Feb. 27 at 5:30 p.m. at Canterfield of Clay County, at 1611 Winners Circle just off 3243 Old Jennings Rd. in Middleburg. Dinner is complimentary and admission and parking are free. Reservations required; call, Brenda Lee at (904) 203-6100 extension 405.

"SPRING BACK TO NATURE" at the Garden Club of Orange Park's annual Horticulture Program, March 2, 2018 at the Masonic Lodge, 511 Kingsley Ave., Orange Park. Features talks on "The Whys & Hows of Youth Gardening in Area Schools," 'Weathering the Storms," "Florida Native Pollinators and "AlterNatives of North East Florida." $15 by Feb. 23. Sadako Long, (904) 272-6867. Master Gardeners may be eligible to earn CEU's.

MEET & GREET: March 2 from 10-11:30 a.m., the Garden Club of Middleburg greets potential new members at Lowe's store at 1700 Blanding Blvd. "Our Doors Are Always Open" to new membership. Informative, fun, on-hand, and most of all sharing our passion in gardening. From noon-2 p.m., join us for a fundraiser at Tropical Smoothie Café at 1782 Blanding Blvd. Info, (904) 282-4268.

CHILI COOK-OFF: March 24 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Fleet Reserve Association Branch No. 91, located at 5391 Collins Rd., Jacksonville. Free to enter; guests pay $5 for their tasting kit so they can sample and vote on the best batch. Food and drinks on sale, plus a baked good auctions and crafts all to raise much-needed funds for veterans' programs. Info, Chuck at (904) 465-2803 or

BEEKEEPERS SHORT COURSE: Learn how to become a beekeeper and help pollinate crops or make your own honey. March 10 from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the UF/IFAS Clay County Extension Office, 2463 State Rd. 16 West, Green Cove Springs. Registration is $15 an individual or $25 per couple at Info, Luke Harlow at (904) 284-6355.

DINNER & REVERSE RAFFLE: To benefit Clay Behavioral Health Center and Kids First of Florida, April 13 at 7 p.m., Hilltop Restaurant, Orange Park. The "Community Event Unlike Any Other" includes a chance to enter a "reverse raffle," which has a $5,000 grand prize. For tickets or sponsorship information, contact Ernie Cohen at 904.710.5148.


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