Social Events

Many of the top social events in the area.

Valley of Dreams puts iPads in hands of autistic children

The HEAL (“Healing Every Autistic Life”) Valley of Dreams fundraiser last month had a goal to put an iPad in every Exceptional Student Education Classroom on the First Coast. In addition to the 18 summer camps HEAL provided this year for over 450 children, teens, and adults with autism and the 40-plus grants HEAL provided […]


Thanks to generous patrons, volunteers on the ‘Dream Team’ and other in-kind sponsors, children in after school programming at The Sanctuary on 8th Street will continue to grow, learn and expand their experience. What started with a dozen children has grown to over 100 children in three programs which now includes summer camp and a […]

Blue jeans, black ties and young professionals

It was another successful Black Tie and Blue Jeans Gala for The First Coast Rotaract Club, complete with overalls and denim galore. The young professional group got together with their mentors to socialize, make connections with other Rotaract members and raise money for worthy nonprofits. The group danced the night away downtown at EverBank Center […]


The opening of Abstraction Over Time-The paintings of Michael Goldberg to patrons and distinguished guests allowed the audience to share in the accomplishments of all involved. The length to which MOCA staff worked to curate this most recent exhibit makes it a ‘must see’, as a compilation of scholarly work took shape in a book […]

Southern Gentleman Tour hits Riverside

Southern Gentleman Tour hits Riverside

With a bowtie and Southern Charm, DJ mFACE, aka Matthey Davey, made his way through Jacksonville- stopping at O’Brother’s Irish Pub in Riverside on his whirlwind tour of 26-days, 15 cities, grossing 4,175 miles throughout the Southern portions of the country. Davey, a DJ and native of Richmond, Virginia was inspired by the work of […]

Rotary celebrates attendance, welcomes Jags President

Rotary celebrates  attendance, welcomes Jags President

The South Jacksonville Rotary Club welcomed Jaguars President Mark Lamping and honored members who have served the club with outstanding attendance. Rotary clubs in District 6970 have once again partnered with The Jaguars in order to heighten attendance for the home game. Purchased tickets for the matchup against the Buffalo Bills at 1 p.m. on […]

A reunion for the ages

Towers family a pillar of community By Victoria Register Freeman Resident Community News “Babies to Eighties” was the theme of the Towers’ family reunion on Independence Day. The patriarch, 89-year-old Charlie Towers, lawyer and well-known civic leader, was surrounded by 81 members of his clan, many of whom reside in or near Jacksonville. The event […]

Blue Jeans ‘n Bar-B-Q Shabbat

Congregation Ahavath Chesed, The Temple, celebrated Shabbat and the opening of school with a Blue Jeans ‘n Bar-B-Q Shabbat on Aug. 16.  The Friday Night Live Band, a group of 16 Temple members who are musicians and vocalists, provided the music for the worship service and had everyone clapping and tapping their toes. Cara Jackson […]