Social Events

Many of the top social events in the area.

No one went home hungry from Taste of Golf event

No one went home hungry from Taste of Golf event

Executive Chef John Kirby of San Jose Country Club and Executive Chefs Darek Stennes and Tim Turner of Epping Forest Yacht and Country Club were among 12 top culinary artists competing in the 14th Annual Taste of Golf competition at TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse June 6. Winning the event was Chef Ryan Moore of 3 Palms […]

Champions for Hope color the evening purple

Champions for Hope color the evening purple

Guests colored the evening purple as they gathered to celebrate the Funk-Zitiello Foundation’s 3rd Annual Champions of Hope gala at the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse June 7. Hosted by Tommy and Judi Zitiello – Fred Funk was out of town – the regal event was held to benefit the J.T. Townsend Foundation and pancreas cancer research […]

Un temps bon était eu par tous: A good time was had by all

Un temps bon était eu par tous: A good time was had by all

Decked out in the fashions of early 20th century France, patrons of The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens were treated to an exclusive first look at the new exhibit, “French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850–1950,” June 13. The last of three dinner parties this season raised funds to support the Riverside museum. Almost 300 […]

Monique Burr Foundation honors restaurateur

Monique Burr Foundation honors restaurateur

For the 17th year, Roy Yamaguchi, owner of Roy’s Restaurant in Jacksonville Beach, has opened the doors of his restaurant and the parking lot as well to supporters of the Monique Burr Foundation. As a special “thank you” for all he has done to bolster the organization, Yamaguchi was presented with the Foundation’s highest honor, […]

Evening of Taste guests wowed by new venue

Evening of Taste guests wowed by new venue

Doubling last year’s attendance, more than 200 guests dined on luscious hors d’oeuvres as they mingled at Gary McCalla’s sumptuous Granada estate during the Children’s Home Society’s fundraiser, an Evening of Taste, April 26. Jay Southerland and Alicia Burst co-chaired the event, which raised $73,000 through the efforts of a silent auction, live auction, wine […]

Biggest Finfest ever raises funds for nonprofit

Biggest Finfest ever raises funds for nonprofit

Finfest was large and loud this year as more than 350 supporters “raised the roof” along with significant funds at Timuquana Country Club May 18 during Jacksonville Speech and Hearing Center’s annual benefit event. Event chairs were Matt and Seana McAfee of Ortega, and program emcee was Katie Jeffries, traffic anchor for Good Morning Jacksonville. […]

Essence of the Forties surrounds McGala

Essence of the Forties surrounds McGala

The smooth, jazzy atmosphere of 1940s supper clubs such as the Copacabana, Coconut Grove and El Morocco set the tone for the 27th Annual McGala, to benefit Ronald McDonald House in San Marco. “By choosing the supper club, which is the place where people in the Forties got together to celebrate life, we’ve come together […]

Root Ball a celebration of trees on Derby Day

Root Ball a celebration of trees on Derby Day

With graceful Live Oak trees surrounding its new event venue at Bowing Oaks Plantation, the 2019 Root Ball simply exuded Southern charm. Cheryl and Jim Efstathion’s plantation was the perfect locale to celebrate trees, said Event Co-Chair Robin Patton. Bowties and bodacious bonnets adorned the more than 250 guests who gathered to take part in […]

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