Social Events

Many of the top social events in the area.

Community Development Award winners recognized by LISC

Community Development Award winners recognized by LISC

At its recent 20th Anniversary celebration, LISC or Local Initiatives Support Corporation Jacksonville announced five Community Development Award winners during its most recent event at TIAA Bank Field’s East Club, Feb. 20. The awards, which recognize those that align best with the mission to partner with public, private and non-profit groups to transform distressed neighborhoods […]

Law firms square off in spicy chili contest

Law firms square off in spicy chili contest

In a quest to see who could offer the tastiest and/or spiciest chili, with some offerings certain to set off five alarms, representatives of the Young Lawyers Section of the Jacksonville Bar squared off to see which law firm might be judged the winner during the 12th Annual Charity Chili Cookoff at Riverside Arts Market […]

Hope Lodge to provide home away from home for cancer patients

Hope Lodge to provide home away from home for cancer patients

Cancer patients now have a free place they can call home when they come to Jacksonville for treatment with the opening of the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation Hope Lodge on the Mayo Clinic campus. The American Cancer Society celebrated the launch of what is its 34th residence within the United States for cancer patients, […]

City Rescue Mission salutes honorees, difference makers

City Rescue Mission salutes honorees, difference makers

The City Rescue Mission held its 5th annual Difference Makers banquet to honor those that contribute to hope, healing and change for Jacksonville’s homeless. By way of considerate donors, faith-based actions of staff, volunteers and leadership, countless lives have been changed and transformed. The event, held at the Lexington Hotel and Conference Center, Feb. 18, […]

Extravaganza showcases student’s artistic talents

Extravaganza showcases student’s artistic talents

It was a evening of celebration as major donors, former and current Jacksonville City Council members, Duval County Public School leaders, local school board members and parents joined local arts connoisseurs at Douglas Anderson School for the Arts 34th Annual Extravaganza, Feb. 7 at the Times Union Center for the Performing Arts. The event offered […]

Friday Musicale celebrates 130 years with Mardi Gras good time

Friday Musicale celebrates 130 years with Mardi Gras good time

Mardi Gras beads, funny hats, and colorful masks were the attire of choice for nearly 200 guests during Friday Musicale’s annual fundraiser Feb. 8 in Riverside. The event was reminiscent of a grand picnic as guests selected dinner from two food trucks and then bounced between two venues – Friday Musicale’s main auditorium and L’Engle […]

JaxChamber commemorates 135 years

JaxChamber commemorates 135 years

The JaxChamber celebrated its 135th annual “meeting” with an event that resembled an anniversary party. The landmark occasion took place at the Glass Factory in the Rail Yard District and included cigar rolling, a ball cage, casino games, dancing and food from 3 G’s Grilled and Soul Food, Anthony’s Gourmet Catering, Bono’s and Pastiche Catering, […]

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,” […]