Community Spirit

UNF English Department Holds Auditions for Shakespeare-in-the-Park Production

UNF English Department Holds Auditions for Shakespeare-in-the-Park Production

The University of North Florida’s Department of English will hold auditions for the April Shakespeare-in-the-Park production of “The Tempest,” from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17; Thursday, Jan. 20; and Friday Jan. 21; in the Andrew A. Robinson Jr. Theater, Building 14A. Auditions are open to members of the University and Jacksonville communities.

New Young Professional Group: The Miracle Board

With a population of over 736,000 people, Jacksonville has many young individuals looking to get involved in their local community.  Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals of Northeast Florida/ Southeast Georgia is proud to have such an opportunity with its new young professional group, The Miracle Board.  The Miracle Board will comprise of young professionals, ages 21 through 35 years old, that will work towards furthering the success of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals of Jacksonville’s mission, engaging these members through networking and volunteer opportunities, as well as raising awareness and funds to support the pediatric programs at Shands Jacksonville and Wolfson Children’s Hospital.

Second Harvest Click for Cans Jaguars

Second Harvest Click for Cans Jaguars
The Jaguars are in the AFC Championship for Chunky's Click for Cans contest. Undefeated and going strong, Jaguars fans have done great this season. Winning the AFC gets 12,000 cans of food for a local food bank, and the overall winner gets 5,000 more. Thanks for your help in tackling hunger, Jaguars fans! And keep clicking @ http://bit.ly/e0FDTt

Go Red at BlackFinn

Go Red at BlackFinn

The Go Red Happy Hour for the First Coast American Heart Association is on National Go Red Day, Friday, February 4th from 5-8pm in the Saloon at BlackFinn. With a suggested donation of $5 you will receive complimentary heart healthy hors d'oeuvres, pama and red wine features, as well as a chance to win a Tiffany's necklace, gift card to BlackFinn, and other fun prizes.

Celebrity Waiters Luncheon Benefiting the American Lung Association's Fight for Air Climb

Celebrity Waiters Luncheon Benefiting the American Lung Association's Fight for Air Climb

The American Lung Association of Northeast Florida is pleased to announce the Third Annual Celebrity Waiter Luncheon, an exclusive fund raising event that will take place at Maggiano’s Little Italy in the St. John’s Town Center Friday, January 14, 2011, beginning at 11:30 a.m.  The luncheonwill feature celebrity waiters, such as Sheriff John Rutherford and State Attorney Angela Corey, serving a lavish lunch to guests, all to benefit the American Lung Association’s (ALA) Fight for Air Climb Jacksonville.

HabiJax receives $90,000 Thrivent Grant

HabiJax, the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity, has been awarded a grant of nearly $90,000 to fund the construction of a house in Jacksonville as part of Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity in 2011. 

What's New in Jacksonville, Fla. Winter/Spring 2011

Winter in Jacksonville is mild, and spring temperatures and festivals are just around the corner.  This season, visitors to Northeast Florida get excited about an inaugural lacrosse tournament, The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens 50th Anniversary celebration, the new Aloft Jacksonville Tapestry Park – Jacksonville’s first LEED certified hotel and new diverse activities and experiences.