Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day

Oct. 17 — Come see the Jags in their pink during the 4 p.m. home game. There will be a Buddy Check awareness event during the third quarter.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Oct. 13 — Walks begin at 9 a.m. at San Marco’s Treaty Oak in Duval County and Best Bet in Clay County. The American Cancer Society event is sponsored by St. Vincent’s HealthCare. Women are encouraged to “put on their pink bra to fight cancer” for the event. The bra is a symbol of how […]

Halloween fun, fitness

On Oct. 19, it’s runners take your mark for the Monster Mash Dash 5K. A one-mile fun run starts at 6 p.m., and the 5K begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds. The fairgrounds are a hotspot of local fun. On Oct. 20, the Halloween Doors & More event will be wowing local families […]

Autumn in the Park brings farm to table

The Autumn in the Park Farm to Table Dinner, sponsored by Prudential Network Realty Realtor Anita Vining and presented by Empty Nest Boutique Events Inc., will be “A Tuscan Evening” on Nov. 11 at Davin Park in San Marco. The culinary event begins at 2 p.m. and costs $150 per person. Local chefs Kathy Collins […]

Preservation society to host general meeting

The San Marco Preservation Society will host its Fall General Meeting at Preservation Hall, 1652 Atlantic Blvd., on Oct. 15. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. and includes a presentation from JAX2025. For more information on JAX20205, visit SMPS leaders also will present beautification awards and introduce the group’s new board members.

New website helps businesses manage volunteer efforts

A new website launched by Synovus Bank, Client Focused Media and HandsOn Jacksonville aims to help local companies and service organizations be better volunteers. Called It’, the website allows nonprofit organizations to register their needs for volunteers and one-time projects — as well as other continuing needs for goods and services. The site is designed […]

Patrons of the Hearts gala moves to St. Nicholas

Patrons of the Hearts, a local nonprofit offering heart care to children from underdeveloped countries, has selected a new venue for its annual Artscapade fundraising gala. For the past six years, the party has been held at Riverside’s Daryl Bunn Studio with only one exception. This year, the fundraiser crosses the river to St. Nicholas […]

Paddling for healing

The recent Paddle for HEAL was a “huge success,” according to local organizers. Alan Pickert, St. Nicholas resident and president of the nonprofit, Healing Every Autistic Life, said HEAL’s focus is helping local children on the autistic spectrum, as well as their parents. Money raised for the organization is used for local camps and programs […]