Social Events

Many of the top social events in the area.

A ‘SWEET’ EVENT HELPS NURTURE SUPPORT

A ‘SWEET’ EVENT HELPS NURTURE SUPPORT

There was a battle to be the best, the best “Chocolatier of the Year” to be exact, at the 11th Annual Taste of Chocolate Challenge. The big fundraiser, held this year at the Haskell Corporation headquarters on Riverside Avenue, drew quite the crowd in support of the Family Nurturing Center. As guests paired sweets with […]

CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY PLAYS FOR A CAUSE

CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY PLAYS FOR A CAUSE

The San Marco Chamber Music Society held its sixth annual appreciation celebration for its donors at the home of board member Marjorie Broward on Jan. 12. Eric and Ellen Olson, the music directors of the Society, along with Steve Merrill, principal percussionist for the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, performed a short concert sampler of the Society’s […]

ILLUSIONS OF INDIA WARM PATRONS HEARTS TO CAUSE

ILLUSIONS OF INDIA WARM PATRONS HEARTS TO CAUSE

The opening night party was unforgettable Friday night affair at the 2013 Art & Antiques Show, presented by BB&T Bank. The festive occasion, highlighted by amazing art and antiques, featured over 47 different collections throughout the Southeast and beyond. The Young Collectors collection, designed and styled with a backdrop by Crosby Designs for Hugo’s Interiors […]

CARING AWARDS RECOGNIZE SERVICE GIVEN WITH NO STRINGS ATTACHED

The 2013 Dr. George S. Trotter Founder’s Award was presented to the Duval County Medical Society at We Care Jacksonville’s 4th annual Caring Awards on Nov. 14. Two awards of service were given, one to Daniel B. Lestage, M.D. and one to North Florida Surgeons, recognizing health care volunteers in the community. The event raised […]

CONDUCTORS CLUB PATRONS MEET GUEST CONDUCTOR AND VOCALISTS

Members of the Conductors Club gathered to meet guest conductor Robert Moody and guest vocalists Christina Major and Troy Cook in the Davis Gallery. Moody led the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven’s “Eroica” and Vaughan Williams’ choral symphony Dona Nobis Pacem in late October.

JPLF HOLDS OPEN HOUSE FOR NEW DIRECTOR

Supporters of the public library were invited to meet new executive director C. Suzanne Hudson-Smith and enjoy holiday sweets in a new venue. This new space in the Jacksonville Main Library, formerly used as a bookstore run by the Friends of Jacksonville Public Library, recently underwent a facelift by Perdue Office Interiors. It was re-introduced […]

21st Annual event honors The Frisches

21st Annual event honors The Frisches

Arlene and Dr. Tony Adelson and Diane and Dr. Mitchell Rothstein combined forces to co-chair the 21st River Garden Gala, honoring Lilo and Harry Frisch. The Nov. 16 event, held at the Renaissance Resort at the World Golf Hall of Fame property, is the foundation’s major annual fundraising event in support of River Garden’s mission […]

A RECIPE FOR HEALTHY BABIES BENEFIT THROWN AT OMNI

A RECIPE FOR HEALTHY BABIES  BENEFIT THROWN AT OMNI

Patrons raised glasses in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the March of Dimes even as they raised forks at its 2013 Signature Chefs Auction, Nov. 21 at the Omni Hotel Jacksonville. The fun and the food never stopped as attendees moved from silent auction and cocktails to gourmet dishes served up by chefs, including […]