SATURDAY, MAY 3

Veterans of Foreign Wars fun and food: trivia, 5-7:30 p.m. Saturdays; Cinco de Mayo celebration with Mexican snacks, margaritas and music by Furloughs Band, 8-11 p.m.; VFW Post 3270, 915 Eighth Ave. S., Jacksonville Beach. (904) 249-7366.

Florida Fallen Heroes Banquet, 5-9 p.m., Jacksonville Fire Fighters Hall, 618 Stockton Street. Speakers include Rae Pike, Director Florida Military Family and Community Covenant; and Cathy Heighter of Homes for Heroes. Music by Frank Templo and Rod. $20 each, $30 a couple. (904) 535-0747 or coj.net.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 4

Veterans of Foreign Wars fun and food: Nascar Sunday with wings and things, 1-4 p.m., VFW Post 3270, 915 Eighth Ave. S., Jacksonville Beach. Order ahead welcome. (904) 249-7366.

 

MONDAY

Entrepreneurship Training for Veterans, sign in 9:30 a.m.; program, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; University of North Florida’s University Center. Free lunch and parking. Registration, (904) 620-5131 or unf.edu/military-veterans.

 

TUESDAY

Disabled American Veterans Mobile Service Office, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 6, DAV Chapter 1, 1439 Parental Home Road; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 7, DAV Chapter 38, 470 Maderia Drive, Orange Park. Staff available to provide counseling and claim filing assistance. Free to veterans and their families. (727) 319-7444.

Board meeting, Navy League of the United States, Mayport Council, 4 p.m., Queens Harbour. (904) 288-1901 or mayportnlus.org.

Dinner featuring pizza, presented by the Sons of the American Legion, 6 p.m., American Legion Post 283, 9459 Fort Caroline Road. Includes trivia. (904) 641-8111.

Marine Corps League Detachment 383, 7 p.m., St. Augustine Elks Lodge 829, 1420 Florida A1A S., St. Augustine. (904) 461-0139 or email mclfl383.org.

 

WEDNESDAY

Military Appreciation Day, as part of The Players Championship, 5:30 p.m., TPC Sawgrass Players Stadium Course, Ponte Vedra Beach. Features an appreciation ceremony and a concert with Jake Owen. $25. pga.com.

Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 1046, social 6:30 a.m., meeting 7-8 p.m., Elks Lodge, 1855 West Road. (904) 419-8821.

Sons of the American Legion meeting, 7 p.m., American Legion Post 283, 9459 Fort Caroline Road. (904) 641-8111.

 

THURSDAY

American Legion Softball Dinner featuring beef stroganoff, 5:30 p.m., American Legion Post 283, 9459 Fort Caroline Road. Includes bingo. (904) 641-8111.

 

FRIDAY

Fallen Heroes Golf Classic, tee off 8:30 a.m., Eagle Landing Golf and Country Club, 3989 Eagle Landing Parkway, Orange Park. $60 military, $75 civilian; includes golf, lunch and prizes. (904) 535-0747 or floridafallenheroes.org.

Dinner featuring stuffed chicken, 5:30 p.m., American Legion Post 283, 9459 Fort Caroline Road. Includes music by Midlife Crisis. (904) 641-8111.

Veterans of Foreign Wars fun and food: Burger lunch with Chef Lloyd, fish sandwiches, $6, noon-2 p.m.; pizza, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; karoke with Tex, 7 p.m.; VFW Post 3270, 915 Eighth Ave. S., Jacksonville Beach. (904) 249-7366.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 10

“Run for the Heroes” 5K Race and Fun Run to benefit Friends Never Forget, 8 a.m., Oakleaf Village Elementary School, 410 Oakleaf Village Parkway, Orange Park. Includes a Family Fun Zone, children’s activities, music, vendors and booths. Includes a Heroes Tribute that includes a banner with the name of the fallen since Sept. 11, 2001, including a helmet, rifle, boots and body armor statue. $30. runfortheheroes.org or friendsneverforget.org.

Open house, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturdays, 5 Star Vets Center, 40 Acme St. Includes coffee and doughnuts. Donations needed. (904) 723-5950 or 5starveteranscenter.org.

82nd Airborne Division Association, Jacksonville Chapter, 10 a.m., Golden Corral, 11470 San Jose Blvd. All qualified parachutists are eligible. (386) 325-0271.

Veterans of Foreign Wars fun and food: Barbecue, noon; trivia, 5-7:30 p.m. Saturdays; music by Group Therapy, 8-11 p.m.; VFW Post 3270, 915 Eighth Ave. S., Jacksonville Beach. (904) 249-7366.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 11

Mother’s Day Breakfast, presented by the Sons of the American Legion, 8:30-10:30 a.m., American Legion Post 283, 9459 Fort Caroline Road. (904) 641-8111.

Charles E. Bennett VFW Post 1689 general membership meeting, 12:30 p.m., post home, 3409 St. Augustine Road. (904) 399-1689.

Veterans of Foreign Wars fun and food: Nascar Sunday with wings and things, 1-4 p.m. Sundays, VFW Post 3270, 915 Eighth Ave. S., Jacksonville Beach. Order ahead welcome. (904) 249-7366.

 

MAY 12

American Legion and Auxiliary meetings, 8 p.m., American Legion Post 316, 1127 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach. (904) 249-0202.

 

MAY 13

Disabled American Veterans Chapter 38, 7 p.m., 470 Madeira Drive, Orange Park. Help available for veterans with claims 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays. Main fundraising event is bingo, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. Appointments, (904) 269-2945.

 

MAY REUNIONS

USS Drexler, May 14-18, Jacksonville Marriott. (904) 421-9163.

USS Power DD-839 Association, May 15-19, Embassy Suites Hotel. (904) 421-9163.

USS Cony DD/DDE 508, May 28-June 1, Crowne Plaza Jacksonville Riverfront. (904) 421-9163.

 

MAY 14

Florida First Coast Waves National Unit No. 38, 11:30 a.m., American Legion Post 316, 1127 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach. Group is made up of women members of the Coast Guard, Marines, WINS, WAVES and Navy Nurses. (904) 246-2784.

Monthly Mixer, Navy League of the United States, Mayport Council, 5-7 p.m., Culhane’s Irish Pub, 967 Atlantic Blvd., Atlantic Beach. (904) 288-1901 or mayportnlus.org.

“Band of Brothers” meeting, 7 p.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3270, 915 Eighth Ave. S., Jacksonville Beach. (904) 249-7366.

VFW Post 5968 meeting, 7:30 p.m., post home, 187 Arora Blvd., Orange Park. (904) 276-5968.

“Tickle the Troops” Comedy Tour to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, 8 p.m., Jacksonville Comedy Club, 11000 Beach Blvd. Features The Seamen of Comedy and Navy veterans Chuck Kirkpatrick, Rick Walters and Peter O’Keefe. $12. (321) 795-7226.

 

MAY 15

Veterans Career Counseling Workshop, 3-6 p.m., City Hall — St. James, Suite 175, 117 W. Duval St. Veterans get free help with resume writing, interview skills and job etiquette. Workshop happens the third Thursday of each month. (904) 630-7902.

 

MAY 17

Open house, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturdays, 5 Star Vets Center, 40 Acme St. Includes coffee and doughnuts. Donations needed. (904) 723-5950 or 5starveteranscenter.org.

“America’s Heroes” Express Train Rides, 10 a.m., noon and 2 and 4 p.m. May 17 and 24, Theatre by the Trax, St. Marys, Ga. Features a history of America’s heroes and a special veterans ceremony. Open air railcar rides, $17 adults, $11 children 3-12; locomotive rides, $50 a person, limit two in the locomotive. (912) 200-5235 or stmarysrailroad.com.

Submarine Veterans meeting, 11 a.m., American Legion Post 316, northwest corner of Mayport Road and Atlantic Avenue. Includes refreshments. ussvi.org/base/FirstCoast.asp.

Steak dinner, presented by the men’s auxiliary, 5 p.m., VFW Post 5968, 187 Arora Blvd., Orange Park. (904) 276-5968.

 

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