Social Events

Many of the top social events in the area.

Hundreds groove to live music at Fletcher Park

It was the perfect blend of ideal weather, good music, tasty picnic fare, friends and families, and lots of lively conversation. The San Marco Preservation Society’s annual Concert in the Park, held at Fletcher Park on Oct. 12, attracted adults and kids of all ages who came out to enjoy the fun-filled, free event from […]

Angels take flight in park

Angels took over Memorial Park Sunday, September 30th for the 2nd annual Angels for Allison Festival of Flight! The Festival of Flight, presented by FIS, welcomed all to enjoy the live music, food, games, merchandise and art throughout the park. Memorial Park was hopping with Bay Street Band jamming out on stage, children bouncing away […]

Vintage Vegas inspires Cowford Ball planning

Cowford Ball 2013 organizers held “A Taste of Vintage Vegas” event last month at Five Fillies Farms to introduce the event to past and prospective supporters. This year’s honorary chairs are Hilah and Ron Autrey. Event Chairs Susan and Jay Williams and Vice Chairs Francy and Matt Robertson welcomed everyone to the gathering. The event […]

Artscapade guests have hearts for kids

Patrons of the Hearts held its annual Artscapade gala last month at The Museum, a St. Nicholas event facility in Midtown Center. The theme was Big Band Swing and artists from around the Northeast Florida/Georgia area were featured. The gala raised money for Patrons of the Hearts, a local nonprofit offering heart care to children […]

Delicious Destinations serves up good time, funds for St. Vincent’s

Delicious Destinations serves up good time, funds for St. Vincent’s

The 11th Annual Delicious Destinations, held last month at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, raised much needed funds for the community outreach programs of Riverside’s St. Vincent’s HealthCare Foundation. The 2012 event showcased the culinary talents of world renowned restaurateur, Tony May and his executive chef, Matteo Bergamini of New York City restaurant, SD26 […]

Guild gathers artists for fundraiser

Guild gathers artists for fundraiser

Local artists brought music to the eyes of local symphony patrons during the recent Music for Your Eyes event at the Times-Union Center — an annual fundraising event hosted by the Jacksonville Symphony Guild. Local artists, who painted violins and a cello for the gathering, included: John Bunker, Louise Freshman Brown, Eileen Corse, Ellen Diamond, […]

Discovery Circle toasts to Ronald McDonald

The city’s aspiring young professionals came out to taste wine and pair with an unlikely combo- fast food favorites. The clever combinations of merlot and a double cheeseburger, pinot grigio and chicken nuggets, who knew? The night, titled ‘Fries With that Wine’ took place Sept. 13 at the Garden Club in Riverside, with support from […]

Merrymakers make SHINDIG place to be

Merrymakers make SHINDIG place to be

The Garden Club of Jacksonville was the place to be last month when local guests celebrated 20 years of The Sanctuary on 8th Street. The nonprofit organization’s annual fundraiser, SHINDIG, gathered hundreds of local guests. Biscottis, b the bakery and Bono’s catered the gathering, and Grandpa’s Cough Medicine supplied the music. Honorary chairs were Dr. […]