Community Calendar 3/9/17

Posted 3/8/17

TEEN COURT: Meets March 9 at 5:30 p.m. at the Clay County Historical Courthouse, 915 Walnut St., Green Cove Springs. Great opportunity for teens to volunteer and earn community service hours. Visit …

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Community Calendar 3/9/17


TEEN COURT: Meets March 9 at 5:30 p.m. at the Clay County Historical Courthouse, 915 Walnut St., Green Cove Springs. Great opportunity for teens to volunteer and earn community service hours. Visit for dress code requirements or call Debbie Mueller, (904) 278-3602, for more info.

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.

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.

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).

BINGO NIGHT: to benefit the disability programs at Challenge Enterprises, March 14, with 5:30 p.m. registration, 6-7 p.m. buffet and bingo at 7. Talons Restaurant, 2217 Eagle Harbor Pkwy, Fleming Island. $25. RSVP at (904) 284-9859.

MILITARY OFFICERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA: N.E. Florida Chapter 18 meets March 15, NAS Jacksonville Officers Club, Social Hour is 11 a.m. with lunch at 11:30 sharp. Corn Beef, with potatoes, cabbage, carrots, $14 per plate. RSVP, Dick Chadwell (904) 264-5589 no later than 2 pm. March 13. MOAA membership is open to all officers active or retired military branches.

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.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY: March 16 at 7 p.m., Cynthia Stone, member of the Clay County Historical Preservation Board, presents “Suffragettes in Clay County” at the next meeting of the Penney Farms Historical Society in the Penney Farms Town Hall, 4100 Clark Ave.

JUVENILE CRIME PREVENTION NIGHT: March 16 from 5-7 p.m., at the Clay County Historical Courthouse, 915 Walnut St. in Green Cove Springs. Hosted by Teen Court, this class is mandatory for all Teen Court respondents. Open to the public for free. Features guest speakers and videos aimed at reducing juvenile crime and promoting respect for respondents, parents and teachers. Visit for dress code requirements or call Debbie Mueller at (904) 278-3602 for more info.

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.

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL: Meets March 22 at 3 p.m. in the Clay County Board of County Commissioners Meeting Room, 4th Floor, Administration Building, 477 Houston St., Green Cove Springs. The meeting is open to the public.

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 or call (904) 284-6355.

CRAFT SHOW & SALE: Hope Circle Woman's Group of Asbury United Methodist Church, 16 College Dr. is holding its Annual "Spring Fling Craft Show and Sale" on April 1 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Local crafters and vendors, live entertainment, clowns for the kids and good food, including a bake sale sponsored by Team Asbury for the Diabetes Foundation.

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.

VISIONING SESSION: April 6 at 6: 30 p.m., a community meeting to discuss the restoration of the Keystone Beach Pavilion. Light refreshments will be served. Meeting to be hosted in the Pavilion by the Keystone Heights Heritage Commission.

PASSION PLAY: April 7-9 at 7 p.m. each date, Trinity Baptist Church, 3716 SE State Rd 21, Keystone Heights. Experience Christ’s last days on earth in this moving drama that tells the true meaning of Easter. Doors open at 6 p.m. with first come seating available. Info, (352) 473-7261.

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.

CARRIE CLARKE DAY: Historical Society of Orange Park hosts event on April 22 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Clarke House Park on Kingsley Avenue. Enjoy historic demonstrations, tours, live music, hay rides and, of course, the playground. Admission is free.

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,

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


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