Events

Community Conversation About School Reform in Jacksonville

As a follow-up to the recent release of education-reform documentary Waiting for Superman, the Jacksonville Public Education Fund is hosting a panel discussion with education leaders, followed by a community conversation to identify education reform priorities for the city.

The event will be held on Tuesday, November 9 at 6:00 p.m. in the conference center of the main branch of the Jacksonville Public Library, 303 N. Laura Street.

Kickbacks Gastropub Decmber 13th Beer Dinner Features Swamphead Brewing

Kickbacks Gastropub hosts beer dinner with Swamphead Brewing from Gainesville Monday, December 13th. 

The owner of Swamphead Brewing will be in attendance, along with the brew master.  The event will also feature three guest chefs, as well as three guest brewers each contributing a beer and a course.

"Ask-A-Lawyer" event on Saturday, November 6th

The JBA Ask-A-Lawyer Project Will Be at Gateway Town Center, 5000 Norwood Avenue, Saturday, November 6th, 9:00-12:00.

The Jacksonville Bar Association and the Grace and Truth Community Development Corporation are offering an "Ask-A-Lawyer" event on Saturday, November 6th, 9:00-12:00, at Gateway Town Center, 5000 Norwood Avenue.  The service is free-of-charge.  Attorneys will conduct individual, 10-to-15-minute consultations.  The attorneys have expertise in many areas of law and can provide guidance regarding family law matters, employment, landlord/tenant, wills and estates, criminal law, bankruptcy, and foreclosures to name a few.  The event on November 6th is offered in conjunction with Grace and Truth’s Empowerment Fair.  Persons who participate in Ask-A-Lawyer must sign statements verifying that they understand that the interviewing attorney will not be opening a case, but is simply there to provide some legal guidance and information on additional community resources.  For matters that may require full representation, persons may be referred to Jacksonville Area Legal Aid or to the Jacksonville Lawyer Referral Service.  If you need legal assistance, come to Ask-A-Lawyer on November 6th and get your questions answered.

Jacksonville Public Library Branch Celebrates 80th Anniversary

Branch is oldest continually-used library building in system

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 3, 2010 – The Jacksonville Public Library will celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Willowbranch Branch Library with activities for all ages. Jacksonville City Councilman Michael Corrigan will serve as the keynote speaker for the program commemorating the opening of the library in 1930 and its importance to the community.

Saturday, Nov. 6  11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Willowbranch Branch Library 2875 Park St. – 32205

Former and current residents are invited to share stories about Willowbranch and the neighborhood after the formal program in the library. Adults and teens will have the opportunity to play circa1930 parlor games while children can enjoy facepainting, art and crafts and other activities. Friends of the Willowbranch Library is sponsoring the celebration. 

 

Hubbard House Announces Winner in Youth Art Contest

Mariah Blanton, an 8-year-old from Glen St. Mary, Florida, is the grand prize winner in Hubbard House’s first-ever Domestic Violence Awareness Month Youth Art Contest. She will receive a party for 10 at Jungle Quest, an indoor facility for kids that offers rock climbing, zip lines, tree houses and more.

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.  

Jacksonville RollerGirls November Charity Bout

Jacksonville RollerGirls home teams First Coast Fatales and River City Rat Pack will battle it out in the name of justice. JRG held our first CrimeStoppers bout last year in memory of Somer Thompson and have since committed to an annual partnership with the organization with the goal of keeping our community safe. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the first bout will begin at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 in advance or $12.00 at the door. Tickets can be purchased in advance from Skate Bomb in Jacksonville Beach, www.BrownPaperTickets.com, or from one of your local roller derby girls.