Families

New Holiday Show at the Alhambra!

If part of the magic of live theater is creating different worlds for audiences to explore, then audiences are in for a new Christmas thrill this year. For the cast and crew of “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play,” the magic of theater also includes the magic of radio. The Alhambra Theatre & Dining announces its first-ever production of the beloved holiday classic, It's a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play adapted from Frank Capra's film and directed by Tod Booth.   The production will run December 1 -December 24, 2010.

State Parks Waive Entrance Fees for Veterans Day

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service will offer free day-use entrance to Florida State Parks on Thursday, November 11, 2010.

In honor of the services and sacrifices of United States veterans, their families and communities, day-use entrance to all of Florida State Parks will be waived to park visitors on Veterans Day. This offer does not include Skyway Fishing Pier State Park.

For more information on Florida’s state parks or Veterans Day event details visit www.floridastateparks.org or www.twitter.com/FLStateParks.   

Recall on Highland's Teething Tablets

These teething tablets were recently recalled due to one of the ingredients, belladonna, not being a consistent amount in each bottle.  I had used these tablets for one of my kids until my pediatrician had told me not to do so.  She had informed me that belladonna is an opiate.  I stopped using them a long time ago, but now many have been recalled.  

I know as a mom of 3 kids, it's so hard when your baby is teething.  You just want to help take the pain away.  The natural way that I tried to help soothe my kids pain was by getting a washcloth wet and placing it in the freezer for a while.  Once the washcloth was good and frozen, I'd give it to the kids for them to gnaw on.  I think it served as a soothing agent AND a distraction.  

To find out specifically which bottles are included in the recall follow the link provided.

Santa Arrives at The Avenues, Nov. 5th

Families are invited to welcome Santa from the North Pole as he arrives at The Avenues.

After traveling all the way from the North Pole, Santa will make his home-away-from-home at The Avenues. He will be posing for photos and listening to holiday wishes in his winter wonderland through Christmas Eve.                

FREE and open to the public

Friday, November 5 from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

The Avenues – Center Court

10300 Southside Boulevard

Jacksonville, FL 32256

674 Children in Need of Holiday Gifts

Episcopal Children’s Services is launching its annual Holiday Outreach program this week. With the help of the community, the program will provide 674 children and families in Clay, Baker, Bradford, Union, Nassau and Duval counties with Holiday gifts.

MOSH: Bryan-Gooding Planetarium, Nov. 11

The wait is almost over!  The Grand Opening Celebration of the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium is set for November 11th through 14th.  The opening will begin a new chapter in the Museum of Science & History’s 59-year history of space science programming.  

St. Johns Town Center Holiday Spectacular Saturday, November 20th

Holiday shoppers and families are invited to make merry with a full day of free festivities at St. Johns Town Center, culminating with a spectacular tree lighting and fireworks show. Retailers will also offer great holiday shopping opportunities, in-store promotions and specials.