Free boater safety class

A free boater safety course is being offered by the Clay County Sheriff’’s Office and U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 14-5 at 9 a.m. Aug. 23 at the Coast Guard auxiliary center in Reynolds Industrial Center, 910 Roland Ave., Green Cove Springs. For more, (904) 333-0028.



Land development meeting

The city’s Land Development Code and Economic Development Working Group meets at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 204 Ash St. On the agenda: review next group viewpoint; discuss potential overlay area and associated land uses; discuss outreach opportunities; and review a proposal on Eighth Street improvements.



Exploring Southern Gothic literature

The Hastings Adult Book Club continues its exploration of Southern Gothic literature and Flannery O’Connor at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Hastings Branch library, 6195 S. Main St. O’Connor’s “The Complete Stories” was named the 1972 U.S. National Book Award for Fiction and her 1952 novel, “Wise Blood,” was adapted for film by legendary director John Huston.



Center presents ‘golden’ opportunity to give

The Christian Faith Center of Middleburg is trying to raise $3,000 to aid missions to the Dominican Republic and by using Christoff Jewelers of OakLeaf as a middle-man for public donations. The jeweler will purchase individuals’ unwanted gold and silver jewelry 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday at the 4021 Everett Ave. center. For more, (904) 571-0703 or



Farmers’ and Arts’ Market opening day

The Town of Orange Park Farmers’ and Arts’ Market will open its season 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Sept. 7 at Town Hall Park, 2042 Park Ave. The market typically operates on the first and third Sunday each month September through May. For more,



Peter Blunt and Susanna Richter-Helman art featured

The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach, 50 Executive Way, will feature the art of Peter Blunt and Susanna Richter-Helman in its main gallery at an opening reception 6-8 p.m. Aug. 22 and in exhibit through Sept. 19. For more, (904) 280-0614, ext. 203.



Ximenez-Fatio House Museum living history event

The Ximenez-Fatio House Museum will have a living history event 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at the site, 20 Aviles St. The free event will feature the impact of the Seminole Indian Wars. For more, (904) 829-3575.



Library movie night is ‘Divergent’

See a free movie and enjoy snacks at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Main Library, 1960 N. Ponce De Leon Blvd. “Divergent” is a PG-13 film set in a future society divided into five factions that each represent a different virtue. Teenagers have to decide if they want to stay in their faction or switch to another — for the rest of their lives.



SAFE Pet Rescue fundraiser

Volkswagen of St. Augustine at 3235 S. U.S. 1 will donate $20 to Saving Animals from Euthanasia (SAFE) Pet Rescue for every person who test drives a Volkswagen 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Sept. 6.