Social Events

Many of the top social events in the area.

Florida Theatre draws a crowd, puts on a flavorful show

Florida Theatre draws a crowd, puts on a flavorful show

Thanks to proud supporters, blues musicians and influencers alike, $40,000 was raised for the nonprofit Florida Theatre at the annual Blues, Brews and BBQ fundraiser held Aug. 22. Local dining and brewing establishments were out in big numbers to help contribute their best burnt ends, ribs and other finger lickin’ treats, accompanied by micro-brewed suds […]

An Evening of Promise helps kids with cancer

An Evening of Promise helps kids with cancer

Nemours Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders was the beneficiary as guests gathered at the historic Ponte Vedra Inn and Club for the 7th Annual An Evening of Promise Aug. 23. Expected to raise more than $150,000, the glamorous event provides funds so that medical personnel from Nemours Children’s Specialty Care in San Marco may […]

Angelwood celebrates soaring possibilities

Angelwood celebrates soaring possibilities

Hundreds of guests turned out to celebrate Angelwood’s mission during the nonprofit’s annual gala at the Sawgrass Marriott resort in Ponte Vedra Beach Aug. 24. Chairing the event were Scott and Kelly Gramling, Mike and Natalie Rolewicz, and Robin and Dan Wahby. “We hope to make people more aware of what Angelwood does, day in […]

Garden Under the Stars gala benefits two worthy causes

Garden Under the Stars gala benefits two worthy causes

Ladies attired in floral prints and gents in snappy sports coats added to the blooming ambiance of CSI Gives Back’s inaugural gala, A Garden Under the Stars, at Casa Marina Hotel in Jacksonville Beach June 29. As the Who Rescued Who band serenaded guests in the hotel courtyard, a silent auction and a raffle helped […]

MOCA patrons preview new Project Atrium installation

MOCA patrons preview new Project Atrium installation

Patrons of the Museum of Contemporary Art—Jacksonville (MOCA) turned out July 18 to preview the latest Project Atrium installation, “Camp/Wall/Flock” by celebrated international artist Khalid Albaih. The exhibit, on display through October 27, highlights the refugee and asylee community in Northeast Florida, as well as the city of Jacksonville as a point of entry into […]

Golf community applauds founding of Art of Freedom Foundation

Golf community applauds founding of Art of Freedom Foundation

Nearly 100 golf aficionados celebrated the launching of Valentino Dixon’s Art of Freedom Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to shining a light on injustice by working with local, state, and federal lawmakers to achieve prison and sentencing reform and to champion the voices of the wrongly convicted during a special reception July 8 at TPC Sawgrass. […]

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 […]