STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL: Clay County Strawberry Fest, March 4-5 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day, Clay County Fairgrounds, 2497 State Rd. 16 W, Green Cove Springs. $7 for adults and children, Age 2 and under …
STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL: Clay County Strawberry Fest, March 4-5 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day, Clay County Fairgrounds, 2497 State Rd. 16 W, Green Cove Springs. $7 for adults and children, Age 2 and under are free. Discount coupon at claycountyfest.com or bring a canned good that will be donated to a local food bank. Buckler Shows, (386) 860-0092 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLANTING FOR SUCCESS: Pre-registration required by March 6. Event is March 10, Masonic Lodge, 511 Kingsley Ave., Orange Park. Speakers include Cooperative Extension Agent Wayne Hobbs discussing "Florida Friendly Turf," Master Gardener Dottie Hudson on "Succulents are for Everyone," Horticulture Agent Rebecca Jordi on "Flowering Perennials," and Master Gardener Tom Sutton on "Snakes Alive." $12, includes light refreshments and door prizes. Info, Ann Lee, email@example.com or (904) 276-9301.
TOURISM COUNCIL: A Sub-Committee of the Tourist Development Council will meet on March 6 at 2 p.m., at the Urban Bean, 2023 Park Ave., Orange Park. The meeting is open to the public.
FINANCE & AUDIT COMMITTEE: March 7 at 10 a.m. and March 21 at 10 a.m. in the Board of County Commissioners Meeting Room, fourth floor, Administration Building, 477 Houston St., Green Cove Springs. Open to the public.
PLANNING COMMISSION: March 7 at 7 p.m., in the Board of County Commissioners Meeting Room, fourth floor, Administration Building, 477 Houston St., Green Cove Springs. Open to the public.
CONCERT: Clay County Community Band in concert, March 7 at 7 p.m., First Baptist Church of Orange Park, 1140 Kingsley Ave.
INTRO TO VEGETABLE GARDENING: March 8 from 6-7:30 p.m., UF/IFAS Extension Office, 2463 State Rd. 16 W, Green Cove Springs. Info, (904) 284-6355.
KEYSTONE HEIGHTS MAYOR’S BALL: March 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Keystone Heights Airpark. A 1940s-themed WWII era gala features the Clay County Swing Band, heavy hors d’oeuvres, dancing, cocktails. Black tie optional; formal dress requested. $40 per person or $70 for couples. Proceeds go toward improvements at the newly acquired Rails to Trail trailhead. Info, (352) 473- 4807.
SWEET TO THE SOUL: Orange Park Chorale’s spring concerts with the music of Bach, Mozart, James Taylor and Steven Foster. March 10 at 7:30 p.m. at Grace Anglican Church, 5804 U.S. 17, Fleming Island and March 12 at 3 p.m., Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church, 4001 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville. Free, but donations accepted to defray costs.
SPRING VEGGIES: What and how to grow them is the March 13 program of the Garden Club of Fleming Island, at 10:15 a.m. in the meeting room of the Fleming Island Library, 1985 Town Center Blvd. Master Gardener Sarah Harvey will discuss how to easily make raised garden beds along with the proper way to plant tomato plants. She also has a freebie for attendees. The public is welcome, no registration is required. Info, (904-264-3986).
DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE: Meets March 16, March 23 and March 30 at 10 a.m. each date in the Zoning Department Conference Room, 3rd floor of the Administration Building, 477 Houston St., Green Cove Springs. Open to the public.
RIVER CLEANUP: The St. Johns River Celebration one-day volunteer river cleanup, March 18 from 8 a.m.-noon, Knight’s Boat Ramp, 1472 River Ln. (U.S. Highway 17 at the Black Creek Bridge, or Whitey’s Fish Camp, 2032 County Rd. 220, Fleming Island. Tania Jolley, (904) 269-6374 or 284-6374. Bring a rake or trash stick, work clothes and gloves. Trash bags are supplied.
HEALTH SEMINAR: H2U Family Connection, March 21 at 5 p.m. with light refreshments, 5:30 p.m. speaker June Gentle, chiropractor, discusses diabetes at Orange Park Medical Center, Classroom 7. RSVP to 800-889-3627, seating is limited.
CARD CLUB: Make new friends when you try your hand at the meeting of the First Coast Card Club, March 29 at 1:30 p.m., Fleming Island Public Library, 1895 Town Center Blvd.
BOY SCOUTS DINNER: The 2017 Clay County 12-Point Dinner to benefit Black Creek District Boy Scouts. March 29 at 6 p.m., Sullivan Hall. 7190 U.S. Highway 17, Fleming Island. Keynote Speaker Gov. Rick Scott. honoring the Clay County Board of Commissioners and County Manager Stephanie Kopelousos. For ticket information, (904) 710-8181.
MEDITERRANEAN DIET CLASS: Discover the health benefits and culinary practices of the Mediterranean lifestyle. Four session series starts Mar. 30 at 5:30 p.m., Clay County Extension Office, 2463 State Rd. 16 W, Green Cove Springs. Registration fee is $40 for all four classes. Register online at http://tinyurl.com/ClayEvents or call (904) 284-6355.
EMPTY BOWLS: Salvation Army’s 15th Annual Empty Bowls Luncheon will be held April 4 at the Orange Park United Methodist Church’s Family Life Building. Tickets will be $20 each. Still seeking door prizes, auction items and sponsors for Empty Bowls 2017. Judy White, (904) 607-4150.
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HEALTH SEMINAR: H2U Family Connection, April 18, begins at 5 p.m. with light refreshments with the presentation beginning at 5:30. “Infant & Toddler Hot Topics” is presented by Katherine Ebsworth Mojica, M.D. and registered nurse Denise Liggio. Orange Park Medical Center, Classroom 7. RSVP to 800-889-3627 as seating is limited.
MAYAN CALENDAR: The Archaeological Institute of America - Jacksonville Society meets at noon on Apr. 22, Building 51, University of North Florida. Dr. Susan Milbrath, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, will lecture on solar observations and the development of the Mayan calendar. Free and open to the public. Complimentary refreshments afterwards. Free parking. Info, Melva Price, (904)241-9411, firstname.lastname@example.org.
GOURMET NIGHT: 23rd Gourmet Night, Club Continental, April 25 from 7-9:30 p.m. with more than 30 local restaurants, entertainment, networking. All proceeds help support Rotary Club local projects. $40 per person. Info, Pam Wolbert, (904) 626-1116, register at http://conta.cc/2jW19tX