Social Events

Many of the top social events in the area.

WE CAN BE HEROES Foundation brunch a huge success

WE CAN BE HEROES Foundation brunch a huge success

The We Can Be Heroes Foundation hosted its spring Tribute to Our Heroes Brunch at the Salem Centre Auditorium in late March with the room filled to capacity (given the current COVID restrictions). Unsung heroes from around the country were recognized for their sacrifices for the good of their neighbors, their country and its future.  […]

GO RED

GO RED

February been federally designated American Heart Month every year since President Lyndon B. Johnson’s official declaration in 1964. On the first Friday of each February, the nation comes together on National Wear Red Day to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease by igniting a wave of red from coast to coast. From landmarks to news anchors, […]

Shine-Thru prom enjoyed globally

Shine-Thru prom enjoyed globally

Although its format was different due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tim Tebow Foundation’s 7th Annual Night to Shine, still was able to provide an unforgettable prom night experience. The worldwide event was held Feb. 12 with a virtual experience video gaining thousands of views globally as thousands of guests attended socially distant events. This […]

Balis Park seating available for weekend take-out diners

Balis Park seating available for weekend take-out diners

Keeping social distancing in mind, San Marco area residents and their friends now have an opportunity to visit with one another – albeit distantly – over a meal in Balis Park. In the first official in-person social event since the COVID-19 pandemic began in mid-March, the San Marco Merchants Association (SMMA) and the San Marco […]

Grammy-winning vocalist wows crowd at Symphony Gala

Grammy-winning vocalist wows crowd at Symphony Gala

Guests had the opportunity to hear Susan Graham, a familiar voice in the Metropolitan Opera in New York, when they attended the Jacksonville Symphony Gala March 7 at the Times Union Performing Arts Center. The Grammy-winning mezzo-soprano sang music by Gershwin, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lehar, Ravel and more. The concert included a VIP red carpet […]

First annual Foster Closet gala a success

First annual Foster Closet gala a success

There was no question the 1st Annual Fostering the Light of Hope gala to benefit Foster Closet was an overwhelming success. Approximately 160 guests attended the event, which was held at the Jacksonville Marriott, Feb. 29.  Co-chairing the event were Jayne McLeod and Mae Skoglund. Former Jaguar Greg Huntington joined Staci Spanos of WJXT as […]

Heart Ball raises record $1.7+ million

Heart Ball raises record $1.7+ million

Chaired by Frances and Anthony Jabbour, CEO of Black Knight, the 2020 First Coast Heart Ball March 7 at Sawgrass Marriott raised a record-breaking $1,766,000, making it the most successful ever for the American Heart Association on the First Coast. Funds from the event support life-saving research, education and raising awareness for cardiovascular diseases and […]

Celebrities, guests mingle at Furyk and Friends concert

Celebrities, guests mingle at Furyk and Friends concert

Twenty-nine members of the PGA Tour, seven celebrity musicians, five professional baseball players, four NFL players and coaches, one member of the National Basketball Association and Comedian Jackie Flynn joined PGA golfer Jim Furyk and his wife, Tabitha, at the 10th Annual Furyk and Friends Foundation concert and celebrity golf Classic at TPC Sawgrass March […]