Southside United Methodist Pumpkin Patch @ Southside United Methodist Church
Oct 1 @ 12:00 PM – Oct 31 @ 8:00 PM

Starting Saturday, 9/29 the front lawn of Jacksonville’s Southside United Methodist Church (SUMC), AKA “The Point”’ will be covered with pumpkins. The patch officially opens on Monday, 10/1 and continues through 10/31.  It is open weekdays from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 am to 8:00 p.m. and closed on Sunday.

All proceeds support The Point Youth ministries including, H.A.P.I. (Hendricks Avenue Partnership Initiative), Madison Youth Ranch, Mission2Guatemala, and so much more. Youth earn $ toward their youth accounts to pay for mission trips and retreats throughout the year.

Art Exhibition: Princess Simpson Rashid at The Vault at 1930 @ The Vault at 1930
Oct 19 @ 10:00 AM – Oct 31 @ 5:00 PM

Show Opening Cocktail Reception: Friday, October 19, 5:30–7:30 p.m.

Public Invited – Request RSVP to [email protected] or by calling The Vault at 904-398-2890.

Princess Simpson Rashid is currently a resident artist of CoRK Arts District (CoRK) in Riverside. She has previously served as Studio Director and President of the Art Center Cooperative (TAC) in Jacksonville, FL; Studio Director of the Ybor Art Colony (YAC), Curator of the Ybor Artists Association (YAA), and Co-Gallery Director of the Wandering Eye Gallery (WEG) in Ybor City-Tampa. Her museum and public collections include The Museum of Science and History (MOSH); The Spencer Museum of Art in Lawrence, KS; the Lake Eustis Museum of Art in Eustis, FL; Baptist Hospital-North and Baptist/MD Anderson Cancer Center.



Tree Giveaway @ San Marco Square Balis Park
Oct 20 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Greenscape will give away free trees, sponsored by CSX. Trees, in 3-gallon containers, include Bald Cypress, Live Oak, American Elm, Dahoon Holly and Red Bud

Riverside Arts Market @ Under Fuller Warren Bridge
Oct 20 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

About Riverside Arts Market

A Program of Riverside Avondale Preservation (RAP) the Riverside Arts Market celebrates the arts and our Northeast Florida community. The weekly market features live music, food, art, fresh produce under the canopy of the Fuller Warren Bridge. For more information, including directions and a calendar of events, visit

East of the Sun and West of the Moon: DA School Performance @ Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Black Box Theatre
Oct 20 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Theatre Department presents their first show of the season with East of the Sun and West of the Moon, a Norwegian fairy tale based on the
original story of the same name by Peter Christian Asbjornsen and Jorgen Engebretsen
Moe. East of the Sun and West of the Moon is a tale of a poor girl who must make a
perilous journey to break the spell placed upon her beloved, a prince who has been
transformed into a polar bear. To bring this story to life, Strangemen Theatre (Company)
has been brought to DASOTA as an Artist-in-residence. The Company worked with the
DASOTA students to create an original take of the story complete with puppets, masks
and movement.

Tickets for all shows can be purchased prior to each show through the DASOTA
Theatre Boosters website or at the DASOTA Theatre Box Office one hour before show
begins, if tickets are still available. For more information about the theatre season and
to order tickets, visit the DASOTA Theatre Boosters website at

Theatre: East of the Sun, West of the Moon @ Douglas Anderson Blackbox Theatre
Oct 20 @ 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

New York City theatre troupe, Strangemen and Company, visited the theatre students at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in August to create an original stage play, complete with puppets, masks, life-size costumes and improvisational movement. The play, “East of the Sun, West of the Moon,” will run in the Douglas Anderson Blackbox Theatre on Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 11–13, and Wednesday through Saturday, Oct. 17–20. Tickets are available by calling the school, (904) 346-5620.

St. Matthew’s Catholic School Fall Bazaar @ St. Matthew's Catholic School
Oct 21 @ 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Family fun, food, games, silent auction and raffle

A Centenary Concert: Music of Debussy & Bernstein @ All Saints Episcopal Church
Oct 21 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Celebrate the music of Claude Debussy (1868-1918) and Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) in honor of the centennial of Debussy’s death and Bernstein’s birth. Music performed by these two giants of Western and American music include Bernstein’s Clarinet Sonata; Debussy’s Ariettes oubliees (Forgotten Melodies) for Tenor, plus solo music for piano. Free admission. Reception follows.

FREE Chronic Pain Self-Management Program @ Daily Manna
Oct 23 @ 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Who should Attend? People 60 years and up with chronic pain.

Pain is defined as being chronic or long term when it lasts for longer than three to six months, or beyond the normal healing time of an injury.

Participants of this FREE program also receive: the “Living a Healthy Life With Chronic Pain Book,” that includes the Moving Easy Program CD.

Classes meet once a week for six weeks and are meant to enhance, not replace existing programs and treatments.

Join us and learn: techniques to deal with problems such as fatigue, frustration, isolation, and poor sleep. How to evaluate new treatments, communicate effectively with health professionals, family, and friends. Appropriate use of medications and exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance. Pacing activity and rest and healthy eating tips to improve pain management.

CONTACT: Sherri, at Northeast Florida AHEC for pre-registration or information call (904) 482-0189, or register onsite in the church.


1-on-1 Tech Tutoring @ Willowbranch Library
Oct 23 @ 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM

One-on-one help with e-books, email, the internet, online applications, and basic computer instruction. For downloadable media assistance, bring your charged laptop, e-reader or tablet.  Tutoring times may change with tutor availability.  Reservations highly recommended; book online at or call 904.381.8490.