Social Events

Many of the top social events in the area.

Supporters raise awareness of Learn to Read mission

Supporters raise awareness of Learn to Read mission

It’s been nearly 50 years since Learn to Read took on its mission to improve adult literacy in Duval County. To raise a little money and bring awareness to its noble goal, the nonprofit held Learn to Read Cocktails for Literacy at The Grape & Grain Exchange Nov. 30. “We are excited that our 50th […]

Annual ‘event under the tent’ a success despite soggy skies

Annual ‘event under the tent’ a success despite soggy skies

As announced, rain or shine – and it did rain, the 15th annual Festival d’Vine was held Nov. 2 at Treaty Oak/Jessie Ball duPont Park on the Southbank, where the “event under the tent” rolled out 108 types of wine, served beer from local breweries and offered tasty bites from 22 restaurants to support the […]

Tremendous turnout for annual Oyster Roast celebrated St. Johns River

Tremendous turnout for  annual Oyster Roast celebrated  St. Johns River

Live music from The Firewater Tent Revival, an outstanding silent auction and raffle, and delicious oysters and seafood made for a special evening Nov. 16 at the Garden Club of Jacksonville as guests celebrated the St. Johns River and supported the St. Johns Riverkeeper. The annual Oyster Roast to benefit the St. Johns Riverkeeper has […]

Glamorous evening breaks records for JDRF Foundation

Glamorous evening breaks records for JDRF Foundation

An evening of old-time Hollywood glamour, complete with larger-than-life golden Oscar statues, drew a record-setting crowd of more than 500 for the 18th Annual JDRF Miracles Gala – One Night in Old Hollywood – at Ponte Vedra’s Sawgrass Marriott Nov. 3.  The star-studded event generated a whopping $600,000 – the most ever raised at a […]

River Garden’s Greatest Gala on Earth is really big show

River Garden’s Greatest Gala on Earth is really big show

River Garden’s Greatest Gala on Earth is really big show  “Step right up, don’t be shy. Get ready to experience the time of your life…” is what circus ringmasters often shout. And there is no question the more than 500 guests at the 26th Annual River Garden Foundation Gala – The Greatest Gala on Earth […]

Gala helps local children with muscular dystrophy

Gala helps local children with muscular dystrophy

Toast to Life, a fundraising event for the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Jacksonville, was held Oct. 5 at Sawgrass Marriott in Ponte Vedra Beach. The event featured The Chris Thomas Band, dinner, dancing and a live and silent auction for the shopping pleasure of 436 guests and sponsors, raising $412,000. For the third year in […]

Community celebrates annual transformation of lives

Community celebrates annual transformation of lives

Transformations in Housing, Healthcare and Hope was celebrated Oct. 4 at the Florida Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, the annual fundraiser for Sulzbacher Center. A reception preceded the program, which included testimonies from families who were “transformed” by Sulzbacher’s services. The Mitchell family said that after living in unsafe neighborhoods, an apartment at Sulzbacher […]

Annual benefit celebrates good friends, jobs and a home

Annual benefit celebrates good friends, jobs and a home

More than 450 enjoyed the 25th Annual Dinner with Bill & Friends Oct. 19 at The Arc Jacksonville Village and raised over $257,000 for the nonprofit. The annual fundraiser is named in memory of Bill Sackter, an early ambassador for The Arc Jacksonville, who spoke often of the need all have for “a good friend, […]