Social Events

Many of the top social events in the area.

Crowd gathers to hear Pulitzer winner discuss history

Crowd gathers to hear Pulitzer winner discuss history

Hundreds gathered to hear Jon Meacham speak during the Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital’s Florida Forum 2019-2020 speaker series Jan. 22.  Meacham is a presidential historian and public intellectual who gave the eulogies for both President George H. W. Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush. His books include “Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power,” […]

Tales of orange crunch cake highlight Women’s Auxiliary kickoff event

Tales of orange crunch cake highlight Women’s Auxiliary kickoff event

Chef Dennis Chan of the Blue Bamboo restaurant shared mouth-watering tales about his national prize-winning Sunshine State Orange Crunch Cake with 40 ladies from the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary during a kickoff brunch meeting Jan. 27 at the Mandarin home of Marilyn Carpenter. The purpose of the gathering was to plan the Auxiliary’s 34th Annual […]

Night for Heroes celebrates TraumaOne’s service to community

Night for Heroes celebrates TraumaOne’s service to community

Black ties and beautiful gowns were on full display to honor and support the men and women behind the familiar blue and red TraumaOne logo during the 13th Annual a Night for Heroes gala and wine tasting Jan 25 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. The gala coincided with the anniversary of UF Health Jacksonville’s […]

Shircliff Society Bowtie Ball bittersweet this year

Shircliff Society Bowtie Ball bittersweet this year

It was a bittersweet occasion when party goers gathered for the 3rd Annual Shircliff Society Bowtie Ball Jan. 11 at the Burlock and Barrel Distillery. The event, which included dancing, live entertainment by DJ Vic Micolucci, hors d’oeuvres, signature drinks and a silent auction was held a week after the death of its namesake, Robert […]

Honoring the past while looking forward

Honoring the past while looking forward

River Garden Hebrew Home’s past and present board members, administrators and community leaders toasted the senior living facility’s 30th anniversary at its Mandarin location Dec. 10. As a slide show honoring the Jewish facility’s former location in Riverside and its move to Mandarin played in the background, senior facility officials reviewed the progress made since […]

Turnout high for Paris in Full Bloom

Turnout high for Paris in Full Bloom

Nearly 1,000 people supported The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital black-tie opening night party gala, “Paris in Full Bloom,” at the Prime Osbourne Center Dec. 6-8. The three-day event included a French flower market, and a full shopping experience with jewelry, collectibles, furniture and art. Jim, Phoebe, and Andrew Howard, owners of Mrs. Howard, […]

NEFBA celebrates in style at the Big Sky Gala

NEFBA celebrates in style at the Big Sky Gala

It was an evening of high-style Western wear, as home building industry leaders from Northeast Florida and their affiliates raised funds for charity at the Big Sky Gala 2019. The big night brought out the big guns from the Northeast Florida Builder’s Association. Partygoers broke out their biggest bids on silent auction items, danced to […]

Oyster Roast calls river lovers, outdoor enthusiasts

Oyster Roast calls river lovers, outdoor enthusiasts

The St. Johns RIVERKEEPER called on loyalists, newcomers and anyone looking to support the St. Johns River to enjoy oysters, craft beer and spirits, silent and live auction prizes as well as stage performances by The Firewater Tent Revival.   The casual affair is a shuckin’ good time that gives patrons an opportunity to dive […]

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