Community calendar 4/12/18

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Posted 4/11/18

DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE: Meets April 12, April 19 and April 26 at 10 a.m. in the Zoning Department Conference Room, 3rd Floor of the Administration Building, 477 Houston St., Green Cove Springs. …

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Community calendar 4/12/18

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DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE: Meets April 12, April 19 and April 26 at 10 a.m. in the Zoning Department Conference Room, 3rd Floor of the Administration Building, 477 Houston St., Green Cove Springs. Each meeting is open to the public.

SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT: The public is invited to the regular meeting of the Clay County Soil and Water Conservation District meeting on April 13 at 9 a.m. at the Clay County Extension Office, 2463 State Rd. 16 West, Green Cove Springs. Open to the public.

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.

FREE DENTAL DAY: Free tooth extractions for those in pain and don’t have dental insurance. April 14 from 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Island Walk Dental Care, 1647 County Rd. 220, Suite 101, Fleming Island, freedenstistryday.org, (904) 278-6229.

VETERANS APPRECIATION DAY: Sponsored by Clay County Veterans’ Services, April 14 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Thrasher-Horne Center, 283 College Dr. Free admission featuring Clay County Cruzers Car Show, the U.S. Small Business Administration, home & healthcare and so much more.

ART SHOW: April 14 from 10:30 a.m.-noon, opening reception for “Mixed Signals,” an exhibit of Fleming Island High School Fine Art Students’ Art at the Gallery at Wehner’s, 430 College Dr. Show runs April 9-May 2. Info, Cynthia Csalovszki, curator, (904) 616-9451.

LEARN ABOUT COYOTES: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Biologist Allan Hallman will lead an animal-tracking activity on March 14 at 10 a.m. and Biologist Sarah Helm will present “Coyotes – Answering Opportunity” the same day at 11 a.m. at Camp Chowenwaw Park’s Nature Center at 1517 Ball Rd. north of Green Cove Springs.

QUIT SMOKING: Here is your chance to become Tobacco Free. Join us for a Free “Tools to Quit” class at the Way Free Medical Clinic, 479 Houston St., Green Cove Springs, April 14 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free patches, lozenges and gum, plus free quit plan, workbook, water bottle, stress ball and more. Call Northeast Florida AHEC at (904) 482-0189 to register.

ORANGE PARK CHORALE: Annual charity concert to benefit Quigley House, Clay County’s shelter for victims of domestic abuse. April 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Orange Park Presbyterian Church, 1905 Park Ave. All donations go to Quigley House.

SPRING FLING: Join the Middleburg Civic Association on April 15 from 3-6 p.m. for its Spring Fling Community Open House at The Middleburg Civic Center, 2102 Palmetto St. This kid-friendly event is free and offers a great opportunity to learn about the Association, socialize, refreshments, door prizes, freebies games and more. middleburgcivicassociation.com

PASTOR APPRECIATION: The 11th Annual Pastors and Church’s Appreciation for Pastors Jonathan and Stephanie Bryant of Resurrection Life Center, 3114 County Rd. 220, Middleburg. April 15 at 10 a.m. This year’s theme is “Expected to Produce.” Public invited, (904) 282-8307.

LISTEN & LEARN: April 16 at 6 p.m., with Clay County School Superintendent Addison Davis, Keystone Heights Jr.-Sr. High Cafeteria, 900 Orchid Ave., to discuss how recent safety regulations will impact Clay County Schools.

QUALITY OF LIFE REPORT: Findings from this report will be presented to the community in a free breakfast, April 17 from 8:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. at the Thrasher-Horne Center. Registration is required to attend. Seating is limited and registration is on a first-come first-served basis. To register, contact Megan Graham, mgraham@claychamber.com or (904) 264-2651 by April 10.

FINANCE & AUDIT COMMITTEE: Meets April 17 at 3:30 p.m. each date in the BCC Meeting Room, fourth floor, Administration Building, 477 Houston St., Green Cove Springs. The meeting is open to the public.

BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT: Meets April 17 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.

HOUSING FINANCE AUTHORITY: April 18 at 9 a.m., County Commission Meeting Room, fourth floor, County Administration Building, 477 Houston St., Green Cove Springs. Open to the public.

CLAY SAFETYNET ALLIANCE: Sen. Rob Bradley(R-Fleming Island) gives a legislative update, April 19 at 8:30 a.m. meeting at the Salvation Army Conference Room, 2795 County Rd. 220, Middleburg. Bradley will discuss social services, mental health and other Clay County community issues.

LISTEN & LEARN: April 19 at 6 p.m., with Clay County School Superintendent Addison Davis, Orange Park High Cafeteria, 2300 Kingsley Ave., to discuss how recent safety regulations will impact Clay County Schools.

ROUND ROBIN SHAKESPEARE: April 19 at 6:30 p.m., Fleming Island Public Library, 1895 Town Center Blvd. Join us as we continue reading "Timon of Athens" and begin "Pericles." Meeting monthly to read one of Shakespeare's plays aloud, round robin style. Free admission. No experience necessary. Everyone welcome. Come to read or listen. Some copies available, or free downloads. More info at roundrobinshakespeare.com.

CONTROL BURNING OUR FORESTS: Is the topic of the April 19 meeting of the Historical Society of Penney Farms. Allan Hallman from the Florida Forest Service will discuss this practice and the benefits of controlled burning. The program will be held at Penney Farms Town Hall, 4100 Clark Ave. at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. Free parking.

BLUE STAR MEMORIAL BY-WAY MARKER DEDICATION: April 20 at 2:30 p.m. at the Fleming Island Public Library, 1895 Town Center Blvd., sponsored by the Garden Club of Fleming Island, to honor men and women who have served or will served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

3RD ANNUAL CORKS & FORKS: to benefit the community outreach programs of St. Vincent’s HealthCare in Clay County. April 20 at 7 p.m., The Hilltop Club & Restaurant in Orange Park. $150 per person. Tickets or sponsorships, Jessica Waugaman or Lauren Corley, (904) 308-7306 or visit corksandforksclay.com.

GOLF TOURNAMENT: to benefit the Clay County Police Athletic League, Magnolia Point Golf and Country Club. April 20 with 7:30 registration and 9 a.m. start. Captain’s Choice with prizes for Longest Putt on Green, Longest Drive and closest to pin. $75 per golfer. Info, deputy Daniel Eshelman, (904) 463-8299.

BARBECUE COOKOFF: Join the ABATE of Florida Inc. Black Creek Chapter and VFW Post No. 8255, 2296 Aster Ave. in Middleburg, on April 21 for a barbecue cook-off. Teams are still needed. Call (904) 282-0475 to sign up, sponsor or get more information.

LISTEN & LEARN: April 23 at 6 p.m., with Clay County School Superintendent Addison Davis, Ridgeview High Cafeteria, 466 Madison Ave., to discuss how recent safety regulations will impact Clay County Schools.

CELEBRATE CLAY: April 24 from 8:15-9:30 a.m., Thrasher Horne Conference Center, 283 College Dr. The Paul & Klare Reinhold Foundation honors nonprofits that enrich the lives of Clay County residents with the 2018 Celebrate Clay Awards Breakfast.

EMPTY BOWLS 2018: Grab a bowl of soup on April 24 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Orange Park United Methodist Church’s Family Life Center, 2021 Reed St., as part of Empty Bowls 2018 to benefit the programs of Salvation Army. Attendees receive a hand-crafted bowl made by Clay County students and soup from Chick-fil-A and Metro Diner. Tickets, (904) 276-6677.

LISTEN & LEARN: April 24 at 6 p.m., with Clay County School Superintendent Addison Davis, Middleburg High Cafeteria, 3750 County Rd. 220, to discuss how recent safety regulations will impact Clay County Schools.

POW WOW: The All Creations Inter-Tribal Pow Wow, April 26-29, Military Museum of North Florida, 1 Bunker Ave., Green Cove Springs. Includes music, dancing, children’s and cultural activities and trading, as well as museum tours.

TOUCH A TRUCK: April 28 at 9 a.m., Sears parking lot, Orange Park Mall. The first two hours will be noise free for children with sensory issues. Touch the trucks involved in cleaning up during natural disasters and the people who drive them. Sponsored by the Clay County Division of Emergency Management. Free and fun for the whole family.

5K KOLOR RUN: April 28 at 9 a.m., Keystone Heights Air Park, 7100 Airport Rd., to benefit the children’s programs of the Lake Region Kiwanis Club. Sponsorship levels range from $1,000 to $100. Info, Carlton Page (757) 439-2535 or Patricia Hatch (904) 806-2857.

LISTEN & LEARN: April 30 at 6 p.m., with Clay County School Superintendent Addison Davis, Clay High Cafeteria, 466 Madison Ave., to discuss how recent safety regulations will impact Clay County Schools.

PLANNING COMMISSION: Meets May 1 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.

HULA HUSTLE 5K: to benefit the youth mission programs of Clay County Young Life, May 5 at 8 a.m. at BestBet Orange Park, 455 Park Ave. All runners receive a finisher's medal and a 5K T-shirt. Registration through April 28 is $20, April 29-May 4 is $25, with race day at $30. The 1-mile fun run is $10. Register http://1stplacesports.com/races/CCYL5k/

90th ANNIVERSARY OF ORANGE PARK ELEMENTARY: May 18 from 5:15-8 p.m. at the school at 1401 Plainfield Ave. Former teachers and parents are welcomed to visit and attend the reception honoring the school’s 90th birthday.

SIXTH ANNUAL DAVE WHITE BASS TOURNAMENT: Play golf and help raise scholarship funds for local kids. June 2 at 5 a.m. Whitey’s Fish Camp, County Road 220, Fleming Island. $60 per boat, five-fish limit. Info, davewhitefoundation@gmail.com or Mike Calhoun, (904) 449-5509.

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