Events

Latitude 30 to feature Michael Winslow, June 2-4

Latitude 30 to feature Michael Winslow, June 2-4

Michael Winslow (Star of Police Academy 1 thru Infinity, Spaceballs and Gremlins) will be performing at Latitude 30 on June 2 – 4, 2011.   Michael, a master of vocal gymnastics, can imitate over 10,000 sound effects using his voice alone. Whether he is recreating the frenzy of Jimi Hendrix playing the guitar, or the roar of a jet plane, his versatility is truly remarkable. When "Police Academy" became a smash success, his celebrity status was all but assured. He then went on to play a part in Mel Brooks' "Spaceballs", a film that helped to further spotlight his unique style of comedy. He was also heard, but not seen, when he supplied the voice of Stripe, the evil little creature, in the hit movie "Gremlins".    In Summer 2011, Michael will begin filming the next Police Academy film, in which he is the star.

VISTAKON Honors Fallen Soldiers with Memorial Day Ceremony

VISTAKON Honors Fallen Soldiers with Memorial Day Ceremony

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care will kick-off Memorial Day weekend on Friday, May 27 with a flag-raising memorial service to honor fallen soldiers.

Hunter Safety Internet-completion Course Offered in Duval County

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free hunter safety Internet-completion course in Jacksonville. 

The class is June 18 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students who have taken the online course and wish to complete this classroom portion must bring the online-completion report with them.

First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to Host Census Rep

The First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (FCHCC) is hosting a data services specialist from the Census Bureau at its May professional networking meeting. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about and discuss Hispanic population trends reported in the 2010 Census. The Census reported that Hispanics account for 56 percent of the nation’s growth over the past decade, according to the Pew Hispanic Center. Florida has seen dramatic increases as well.

Mayoral candidate, Alvin Brown, will be attending the event to speak to guests and participate in a meet and greet.

The event will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2011, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, 225 East Coastline Dr., and is free and open to the public. Visit http://www.fchcc.com/ for tickets or for more information.

Adventure Landing Hosting a “Be Water Aware” Water Safety Day

Adventure Landing Hosting a “Be Water Aware” Water Safety Day

Adventure Landing’s Shipwreck Island Waterpark is on a mission to make Northeast Florida “water-aware.”  May has been designated National Water Safety Month by the World Waterpark Association, the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals and the National Recreation & Parks Association.  As a WWA member, Adventure Landing is taking action to educate the public on how to prevent drownings, recreational water-related injuries and sun damage by offering educational information to the media during National Water Safety Month.

Win Tickets to THE PLAYERS by Donating Blood!

The Blood Alliance (TBA), Northeast Florida’s sole provider of blood to area hospitals, has joined forces with THE PLAYERS and area country clubs to save lives in our community.  Donate at one of TBA’s Country Club Challenge Blood Drives and be automatically entered into a random drawing for one of 40 pairs of tickets to THE PLAYERS!  In addition, the Country Club with the most donations will earn each donor who donated at that location a $25 gift certificate to Woody’s Bar-B-Q.  There’s more, everyone who registers to donate will also be automatically entered into a random drawing for a 2010 smart car* from the smart car center Jacksonville, a Brumos Company.

Keep your social calendar busy with First Coast News’ My Community new events section!

Keep your social calendar busy with First Coast News’ My Community new events section!

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