Local HAPPENINGS for May 2014

American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life
Sat., May 3, noon, Riverside Park, 753 Park Street
Join the overnight celebration as track walkers keep the light moving.
For more information, visit relayforlife.org

3rd Annual RAP Bootlegger Ball
Sat., May 3, 7 p.m., 1100 Stockton Street
Flappers, food, and fun, including a casino room, entertainment, raffle, silent auction and more.
Contact (904) 389-2449 or info@riversideavondale.org for details.

3rd Annual Jewish Food Festival
Sun., May 4, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Congregation Ahavath Chesed,
8727 San Jose Blvd.
Jewish food from around the world, L’Chaim Wine Wall (for blind auction),
Bubbe’s Bake Off, Kids’ Corner.
Contact (904) 733-7078 or visit www.TheTempleJacksonville.org

Mt. Acosta Classic Endurance Race
Sun., May 4, 3 p.m., Begins at Haskell Company, 111 Riverside Ave.
The third annual run will benefit the Jared Bynum
Scholarship Fund at Landon College
Preparatory School. Riverside Fine Arts
Season Grand Finale – Sun., May 4, 3 p.m., Craig Hall,
1100 Stockton Street – Live music, silent auction and more.
Tickets available online at www.riversidefinearts.org/buy-tickets/

Sassy Tappers: On the Riverboat
Tues., May 6, 2:30 p.m., St. Catherine Laboure Manor, 1750 Stockton St.
Riverboat show business entertainers; show suitable for all ages.

Champions for Speech & Hearing Spring Giving Luncheon
Wed., May 7, 11:45 a.m.,
Friday Musicale, 645 Oak St.
Donations will be matched by The Delores Barr Weaver Fund of The Community Foundation;
drawing for four Jacksonville Jaguar tickets

On the Move: Annual Multiple Sclerosis Luncheon
Thurs., May 8, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Garden Club of Jacksonville,
1005 Riverside Ave.
Luncheon and raffle; call
(904) 332-6810 for tickets.

Jacksonville Historic
Preservation Awards
Thurs., May 8, 6 p.m.,
Main Library Auditorium
One of the honorees will be Dr. Keith Holland, for his work in recovering and preserving artifacts
from the 150-year-old Civil War ship, The Maple Leaf.

Mommy & Me Tea & Crafts
Sat., May 10, 10 a.m., Whole Foods Market, 10601 San Jose Blvd.
For fun, mostly hand-made Mother’s Day, register at wholefoodsmarket.com/jacksonville

2nd Annual Jacksonville Dance Theatre in Concert
Sat., May 10, 7:30 p.m., Episcopal School of Jacksonville’s Munnerlyn Center, 2032 San marco Blvd.
Local artists collaborate for an entertaining evening of dance. Tickets at jacksonvilledancetheatre.org

Zoo 100th Birthday Celebration
Sat.-Sun., May 10-11,
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
Featuring activities, entertainment, music, crafts and more!

Bike to Work Day
Thurs., May 15, beginning at 7 a.m. various locations, cycle to Times-Union building,
then on to Hemming Plaza. Call (904) 636-7772 for details.

Eye Wear Styling Event
Fri., May 16, 4:30-8 p.m., Vue Optical, 3588 St. Johns Avenue
Meet the Tom Ford representative for eye wear straight from the runway.

5th Annual River Hops
Sat., May 17, 6 p.m., a gourmet pairings dinner at a stunning riverfront home.
Fundraiser for NE FL School for Special Education;
limited seating, email mjensen@northfloridaschool.org or
call (904) 724-8326

NAMI Fun-d-raiser
Sat., May 17, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
Ortega United Methodist Church, 4807 Roosevelt Blvd.
Benefit provides education,
support and outreach for the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Guided walking tour of historic Ortega, entertainment,
kids games, arts and crafts, fashion show, silent auction and more. Contact
orteganamigroup@bellsouth.net or (904) 388-5166 for details.

McCoys Creek Clean-up
Sun., May 18, 10 a.m.,
McCoys Creek Blvd. at Stockton St.
No registration needed. Wear close-toes shoes and waterproof boots if you are able.
Bags and gloves will be provided. Kayaks welcome!

Women’s Center Speaker Series: Women, Words & Wisdom
Tues., May 20, 5:30 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. lecture, Riverside House, 2165 Park Street
Guest speaker is Chevara Orrin; proceeds benefit Expanded Horizons Literacy Program.
Call (904) 722-3000 for ticket information; visit

Jacksonville Jazz Festival
Fri., May 23, 5-10 p.m., Sat., May 24,
1-10 p.m., Sun., May 25, 1-8 p.m.
The event will include stages along Bay Street, Marsh Street and the Shipyards,
Newnan Street and at The Landing.

Tot Shabbat
Fri., May 23, 5:30 p.m.,
Congregation Ahavath Chesed, 8727 San Jose Blvd.
Youngest members of congregation will celebrate
Shabbat with dinner and an art project,
followed by Tot Shabbat service at 6 p.m.
Free, but RSVP at TheTempleJacksonville.org or call (904) 733-7078.

Ortega Arts Camp
June 9 – 13, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., through 6th grade,
Ortega United Methodist Church
To register, call Ms. Peggy at (904) 388-5166 or pkh48@bellsouth.net

VBS/Summer in the City
June 9-13, Riverside Presbyterian Church, 849 Park St.
Summer events for kids, ages three years to 5th grade. Register at

Camp Cummer
June 9 – July 25 Elementary; July 28 – August 1 Middle School, M-F,
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  (904) 355-0630,  cummer.org/camp-cummer

Cooper Morgan Dance Intensive
June 9-27, The Performers Academy,3674 Beach Blvd.
Call (904) 322-7672 or visit www.theperformersacademy.com for details.
Summer Camp: It’s a Magical Kingdom
June 9 – August 1; 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., St. Matthew’s Catholic School
Choose by the week or all summer; weekly field trips; registration at
www.stmatthewscs.com or call (904) 387-4401

7th Annual Clay Roberts Memorial Inshore Slam & Jr.  Angler Tournament
Sat., June 14, weigh-in begins 2 p.m., Beach Marine,
2079 Beach Blvd. Tournament funds Clay Roberts Memorial Scholarship;
visit fishwithclay.com or
inriverorocean.org for details.

Photographs at MOCA
Through August 24 – The Museum of Contemporary Art presents
The New York Times Magazine photographs, 333 N. Laura St.

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