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Events for July 10-18

Posted: July 9, 2014 - 4:00pm

THURSDAY

Salt Water Fishing Workshops for adults and children, adults ages 18 and older, 9 a.m.-noon Thursday, July 17, 24 and 31; children 8-17, 9 a.m.-noon Friday, July 18, 24 and Aug. 1; Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, off Florida A1A, Palm Coast. Snacks, beverages and all fishing gear provided; bring a bag lunch (optional). Each participant will receive a certificate and souvenir fishing packet after last workshop. $20 each, includes park admission. Advance registration required. (386) 446-6780.

Bilingual Career Fair, presented by The Hill of Northeast Florida, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Beaver Street Enterprise Center,1 225 Beaver St. W. (904) 265-731 or thehillofnortheastfl.org/upcoming-events.html.

Lighthouse Dark of the Moon Special Ghost Investigation, 10:45 p.m., St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum, 81 Lighthouse Ave. Event takes place annually on the anniversary of three tragic deaths that occurred there in 1873. $30 members, $35 nonmembers. Reservations, (904) 829-0745 or staugustinelighthouse.org.

“Shrek the Musical,” meal 5:30 p.m., show 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; meal 11:15 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., show 1:15 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays; meal 12:15 and 5:30 p.m., show 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sundays; Alhambra Theatre & Dining, 12000 Beach Blvd. Show runs through July 27. Tickets start at $38. Reservations, (904) 641-1212 or alhambrajax.com.

Adamec Bike Night, 6-10 p.m., The Jacksonville Landing. Includes free bike parking, vendors, prizes and live music by Fats Lewis. (904) 353-1188 or jacksonvillelanding.com.

“Great Decisions” series, presented by the World Affairs Council, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Southeast Regional Library, 10599 Deerwood Park Blvd. Program on “Food and Climate.” Free. (904) 630-4655.

Concerts in the Plaza, 7-9 p.m., Plaza de la Constitucion, across from the Bridge of Lions, St. Augustine. Features the Ancient City Slickers. Free. (904) 825-1004 or plazaconcerts.com.

 

FRIDAY

Information Session on the Duval Virtual Instruction Academy, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Books-A-Million, 738 Marsh Landing Parkway. Includes a Faculty and staff will be available to answer questions about the enrollment process, Calvert curriculum and the virtual school experience. (904) 273-8055.

“Beat the Heat” customer celebration, 4-7 p.m., Winn-Dixie , 290 Solana Road, Ponte Vedra Beach. Includes food samples from a variety of store areas, wine tastings and live entertainment. (904) 543-8668.

Cocktails For a Cause to benefit Vision For Excellence, 5-7 p.m., University Club, 1301 Riverplace Blvd., 27th floor. Includes live entertainment and live jazz. Reservations, (904) 962-8828 or 396-1687. visionforexcellence.org.

“Furs, Feathers and Fins” Art Show to benefit the St. Augustine Humane Society, in conjunction with the First Friday Art Walk, 5-9 p.m., Professional Artists of St. Augustine, 214 Charlotte St. Features animal-themed art work and adoptable pets. (904) 824-0251 or pastaartgallery.net.

Aaron Lewis concert, doors open 6 p.m., Mavericks at The Landing. mavericksatthelanding.com.

Country Showdown competition, 7 p.m., Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, 3076 95th Drive, Live Oak. Three contestants will be chosen to move forward for the next round on Aug. 8, then the North Florida finals Sept. 5. The state competition is Sept. 13. Regional winners go to the Grand Ole Opry Stage for the win and title of Best New Act in Country Music in America. Free admission. (386) 364-1683 or musicliveshere.com.

Live music by Lisa and the Madhatters, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., The Jacksonville Landing. (904) 353-1188 or jacksonvillelanding.com.

 

SATURDAY

Cars and Coffee Cruise-in, 9-11 a.m., The Florida Times-Union, 1 Riverside Ave. All makes and models welcome. Group meets the second Saturday of each month. automotiveaddicts.com.

Sports Cards, Coins and Collectibles Show, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Quality Inn, 6802 Commonwealth Ave. (904) 387-0260 or email jaxsportscards@aol.com.

Florida Gun Shows, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Jacksonville Expo Center at the Fairgrounds. Concealed Weapons Classes available at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. both days. floridagunshows.com.

Winter in July, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, 370 Zoo Parkway, off Heckscher Drive. Includes 50 tons of snow on the ground, water slides, music, an ice cream sandwich eating contest and the warm-weather ice skating rink. Dorcas (Lucy) the Sumatran Tiger will celebrate birthday enrichment at 2 p.m. and Kande, the zoo’s newest Southern White Rhino’s exhibit will debut. $15.95 adults, $13.95 seniors 65 and older, $10.95 children 12 and younger; additional cost for some activities. (904) 757-4463 or jacksonvillezoo.org.

Simon Kidgits Club Dino Days, 10 a.m.-noon, The Avenues mall, lower level, center court, 10300 Southside Blvd. Includes a live performance by Captain Character and his safari friends, digging for dinosaur bones, games and crafts. $5, members get in free. (904) 363-3054.

Riverside Arts Market, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, Riverside Arts Market, 715 Riverside Ave. Includes arts and crafts, fresh vegetables and produce, food vendors and live entertainment. (904) 389-2449 or riversideartsmarket.com.

■ River Stage: You Rascal You, 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Hannah Aldridge, noon-2:15 p.m.; Nathan Storey, 2:45-3:30 p.m.

■ Roundhouse Stage: Matt Durham, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

■ Crossroads Stage: Gyminators, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Tonca’s Birthday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Museum of Science and History, 1025 Museum Circle. Features the alligator snapping turtle’s 48th birthday with games and birthday cupcakes. Vet will give Tonca an examination and check his weight at 2:30 p.m. (tentative). Museum admission, $10 adults, $8 military, seniors and children 3-12. (904) 396-6674.

Bowling Buddies, 12:30 p.m., Beach Bowl, Beach Boulevard, Jacksonville Beach. Activities for children and teens with autism and their parents. Register in advance, email inclusionsolution@gmail.com.

Fiction Writers Festival, 12:30-4 p.m., Bradham Brooks branch library, 1755 Edgewood Ave. W. Authors will discuss their works with fans and have books for sale. Includes Angelia Vernon Menchan, Jaye Cherie, Brenda Jackson, Zena Wynn and Roy Glenn. Admission free. (904) 765-5402 or jaxpubliclibrary.org.

Auditions for “The Boy From Oz,” 2 p.m., Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre performing at the Adele Grage Cultural Center, 716 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach. Performances will be Sept. 5-21. (904) 249-7177 or abettheatre.com.

Shark Attack Program for children in kindergarten through eighth grade, 2-3 p.m., South Mandarin branch library, 12125 San Jose Blvd. Speaker is Jim Gelsleichter, associate professor of biology at the University of North Florida, with a program on different shark species and their diets, habitats, ranges and behaviors. (904) 233-6385.

Blossoms and Animals, 2-5 p.m., Egret Hall, 4600 Middleton Park Circle W. Features a reception for Cypress Village resident Cornelia Huggins with her art show on pet paintings. Includes an art demonstration at 3 p.m. by nationally recognized artist Earline Padgett. (904) 223-6100.

Artrageous Artwalk, 5:30-8:30 p.m., downtown Fernandina Beach and Amelia Island. Free. (800) 226-3542 or ameliaisland.com.

Dog Park Benefit Party to benefit the John Gorrie Dog Park at Riverside Park, 6-9 p.m., Rain Dogs, 1045 Park St. Includes a silent auction, raffles, music, small bites and beer. Donations accepted. (904) 379-4969.

“GAAM Fantasy: A Tribute to Final Fantasy,” 6-11 p.m., The Museum, 4160 Boulevard Center Drive. Games Art and Music pays tribute to the role-playing video game, “Final Fantasy.” $30 each, $25 each for two-player ticket, $23 each for 4-player ticket, in advance; $50 at the door. gaam.eventbrite.com.

The Jacksonville 48 Hour Film Project, “Best of Screening,” 7 p.m., Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St. $15. (904) 355-2787 or floridatheatre.com.

So Freakin Funny Act 1 to benefit Luv The Kidz Foundation “House of Hope Project,” 7:30 p.m., Veterans Memorial Arena. $40.50-$125. (904) 630-3900 or jaxevents.com.

Lil Boosie in concert, 8 p.m., Prime Osborn Convention Center, 1000 Water St. $50-$250. (904) 630-4000 or jaxevents.com.

Live music by Persona Non Grata, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., The Jacksonville Landing. (904) 353-1188 or jacksonvillelanding.com.

 

SUNDAY

St. Johns Business Network Charity Golf Tournament to benefit the Betty Griffin House, 8 a.m., Royal St. Augustine, 301 Royal St. Augustine Parkway. Includes breakfast, contests and prizes. $60 a person, $240 per team. Rain date July 20. (386) 576-3029 or facebook.com/StJohnsBusinessNetwork.

“The Goonies,” as part of the Summer Movie Classics series, 2 p.m., Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St. Series continues Sundays through Aug. 31. $7.50 or $45 for a 10 card admission. (904) 355-2787 or floridatheatre.com.

Sweetwater “Save Our Water” Pub Crawl to benefit St. Johns Riverkeeper, 2-8 p.m., Riverside/Avondale, starting at Mellow Mushroom and ending at O’Brothers. Includes a raffle for a new kayak. stjohnsriverkeeper.org.

“A Florida Enchantment,” a 1914 silent film, presented by Norman Studios, 4 p.m., Hotel Indigo, 9840 Tapestry Park Circle. Film followed by a discussion. The silent film was shot in 1914 by Vitagraph Films with Jacksonville and St. Augustine locations. $5, includes popcorn. normanstudios.org.

Reception honoring the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 4 p.m., Ritz Theatre and LaVilla Museum, 829 N. Davis St. Features Rep. James Clyburn, highest ranking African-American in Congress, with “Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black.” Books available for purchase and autograph. Reservations, (904) 630-3690.

Summer Jazz Series, Nate Mitchell, 5 p.m.; 6:15 p.m., Jessy J.; 7:30 p.m., Nick Colionne; SeaWalk Pavilion, Jacksonville Beach. (904) 247-6157 or jacksonvillebeach.org.

“Music Through the Ages” Series, 6 p.m., All Saints Episcopal Church, 4171 Hendricks Ave. Features the Chamber Orchestra with flutist Carolyn Snyder Menke. Free. (904) 737-8488 or allsaintsjax.org.

“The Goonies,” as part of the Night Owl Cinema Series, 8 p.m., St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 Florida A1A S. Free. Series continues first and second Sundays through Aug. 8. (904) 471-1965 or staugamphitheatre.com.

 

MONDAY

Jacksonville Sharks vs. New Orleans VooDoo, 8 p.m., Veterans Memorial Arena. Features SharkStock. $12-$133. (904) 621-0700 or jaxsharks.com.

 

TUESDAY

Dave Matthews Band, 7 p.m., Veterans Memorial Arena. $38.50 and $74. (904) 630-3900 or jaxevents.com.

Ray LaMontagne, 7:30 p.m., Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St. $37.50 and $49.50. (904) 355-2787 or floridatheatre.com.

 

WEDNESDAY

Kayak Guana Family Day, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., GTM-National Estuarine Research Reserve. Features a professional kayaker guide and naturalist exploring the northern end of the reserve. $50, includes passes to the Educational Center at Guana. Reservations, (904) 347-1565 or rippleeffectecotours.com/calendar.

Smoke n Mirrors, with classic rock, as part of the Music by the Sea Concert Series, 7-9 p.m., St. Augustine Beach Pier Pavilion, 350 Florida A1A Beach Blvd. Catering by Seafood Kitchen. Bring a folding chair. Series continues Wednesdays through Sept. 24. (904) 347-8007 or thecivicassociation.org.

“Despicable Me 2,” as part of the “Movies by the Bay” movie series, 8:30 p.m., St. Augustine Municipal Marina, behind Bayfront Mini Golf. Bring chairs or blankets for seating; schedule may change due to inclement weather. All movies are rated PG. Series continues Wednesdays through Aug. 13. augustine.com/event/movies-bay-2014.

 

JULY 17

The Falling Bones with vintage rock/rhythm and blues as part of the Concerts in the Plaza series, 7-9 p.m., Plaza de la Constitucion, across from the Bridge of Lions, St. Augustine. Free. (904) 825-1004 or plazaconcerts.com.

 

JULY 18

Live music by Holliday Fingers, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., The Jacksonville Landing. (904) 353-1188 or jacksonvillelanding.com.

Chuck Courtenay, as part of Friday Night Live, doors open 8 p.m., Mavericks at The Landing. mavericksatthelanding.com.

 

 

Fax to (904) 359-4478 or email events@jacksonville.com. Complete listing at jacksonville.com/calendars. To put your event in the free online calendar, go to events.jacksonville.com.