Community Calendar 8/3/17

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Posted 8/2/17

BEGINNER BACKYARD POULTRY SEMINAR: Are you interested in raising a small, backyard chicken flock to produce your own food? Seminar held at the UF/IFAS Clay County Extension Office, 2463 State Rd. 16 …

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Community Calendar 8/3/17

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BEGINNER BACKYARD POULTRY SEMINAR: Are you interested in raising a small, backyard chicken flock to produce your own food? Seminar held at the UF/IFAS Clay County Extension Office, 2463 State Rd. 16 West, Green Cove Springs, Aug. 3 from 6-8 p.m. Registration is $5 at https://ClayExtension.eventbrite.com. Come learn about the basics of chicken care, nutrition, health, and understand some of the regulations and local ordinances that should be followed.

CODE ENFORCEMENT: The Clay County Code Enforcement Special Magistrate Hearing will be on Aug. 3 beginning at 9:30 a.m., Board of County Commissioners’ Meeting Room, 4th floor, Administration Building, 477 Houston St., Green Cove Springs. The public can attend.

VIETNAM VETERANS: Vietnam Veterans of America Clay County Chapter 1059 meets Aug. 5 at 11 a.m., Middleburg American Legion Post 250, 3959 County Rd. 218. The VVA meets the first Saturday of each month.

LIBRARIES WORKSHOP: The Board of County Commissioners of Clay County will hold a Libraries Workshop on Aug. 7 from 6-8 p.m., in the BCC Meeting Room, fourth floor, Clay County Administration Building, 477 Houston Street, Green Cove Springs. Make your voice heard about the future of this vital community resource. Public is welcomed to attend.

BINGO NIGHT: to benefit the disability programs at Challenge Enterprises, Aug. 8, 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.

JUST US GIRLS LUNCHEON: Aug. 10 at 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Country Club of Orange Park, featuring fashions by Dillards and Belk with skin care samples provided by Sephora and Avon

Door prizes, lunch and Inspirational speaker, Kelly Stigliano. We will be collecting school supplies, as well. $16.50 paid at the door. RSVP by Diane Rood (904) 993-2586.

DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE: Meets Aug. 10, Aug. 17, Aug. 24 and Aug. 31 at 10 a.m. in the Zoning Department Conference Room, 3rd Floor of the Administration Building, 477 Houston St., Green Cove Springs. Open to the public.

TEEN COURT: Meets Aug. 10 and Aug. 24 at 5:30 p.m., Clay County Historical Courthouse, 915 Walnut St., Green Cove Springs. Teens who volunteer can earn community service hours. Visit clayclerk.com for dress code requirements or call Debbie Mueller, (904) 278-3602 for info.

ANNUAL GARAGE SALE: To benefit the Clothes Closet & Food Pantry of Orange Park, Aug. 12 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Orange Park United Methodist Church gym, corner of Reed Street and Stowe Avenue off U.S. Highway 17/Park Avenue. Donations can be dropped off Aug. 10-11 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Donations of clean, good repair and serviceable clothing, household items, furniture, toys, shoes, books, games, garden equipment, small appliances and audio equipment will be accepted. Contribution receipts available upon request. Call (904) 264-5239 for more details.

GARDEN CLUB: of Fleming Island welcomes guest speaker Rebecca Jordi, director of UF/IFAS Extension in Nassau County, who will discuss ferns, Aug. 14 at 10 a.m., Fleming Island Library, 1895 Town Center Blvd. Free and open to the public; no registration is required. Info, (904) 264-3055.

ADVISORY COMMITTEE: The Fleming Island Advisory Committee meets Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Fleming Island Library Conference Room, 1895 Town Center Blvd. Open to the public.

SENIOR EXPO: Aug. 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thrasher-Horne Center, 283 College Dr., Orange Park. Includes free entertainment, health screenings, informational speakers and exhibitors. To exhibit, sponsor, volunteer or receive more information, (904) 415-0062 or jim.long.senior.expo@gmail.com.

MILITARY OFFICERS ASSOCIATION: of N.E. Florida Chapter 18 meets Aug. 16 at the NAS Jacksonville Officers Club. Social Hour is 11 a.m. with lunch at 11:30 sharp. Lunch will be grilled Chicken Caesar Salad, with fresh fruit cup, rolls and butter and desert; coffee, tea, and decaf. $14 per plate. RSVP to Pat Munn, (770) 570-0122 or dpmunn@yahoo.com No later than Aug. 11 at 2 p.m. MOAA membership is open to all officers active or retired from all military branches.

CLAY COUNTY WRITERS: Aug. 16 from 6:15-8 p.m. at the Orange Park Branch Library, 2054 Plainfield Ave. Author Rick Maloy presents “What if…” where he will discuss how to engage readers and keep them turning pages. Info, Maureen Jung, (904) 298-5714 or mjung@wordspringconsulting.com.

FIRST COAST CARD CLUB: Aug. 16 at 1:30 p.m., Middleburg-Clay Hill Branch Library, 2245 Aster Ave., Middleburg. Meet more interested card players in our community each month. Please call Lea at (904) 829-0643 for more information and verification.

JUVENILE CRIME PREVENTION NIGHT: Aug. 17 from 5-7 p.m., Teen Court of Clay County hosts a Juvenile Crime Prevention class at the Clay County Historical Courthouse, 915 Walnut St., Green Cove Springs. Mandatory for all Teen Court respondents and is open to the public, for free for any child/parent that may be interested in attending. The class features guest speakers and videos aimed at reducing juvenile crime and promoting respect for respondents, parents and teachers. Visit clayclerk.com for dress code requirements or call Debbie Mueller at (904) 278-3602 for more info.

A GREENER GARDEN: Aug. 17 from 6-8 p.m. at the University of Florida/IFAS Clay County Extension offices, 2463 State Road 16 W., Green Cove Springs. Workshop will cover successful and sustainable landscaping. If interested visit clayextension.eventbrite.com or call (904) 284-6355.

ANNUAL FUNDRAISER: Play to benefit The Clay County Literacy Coalition, Aug. 17 at 8 p.m., Orange Park Community Theatre presents “Shrek: The Musical.” 2900 Moody Ave., Orange Park. Help raise funds for adult reading, U.S. Citizenship and financial literacy programs. For more information, call (904) 336-4458.

FAMILY FUN DAY: Aug. 19 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Good Samaritan Church, 3813 Old Jennings Rd., Middleburg, including food, fun, and games for the entire family. Call Susan at (904) 406-5660 for info or smuntain@goodsamaritananglican.org.

STOP SMOKING: Free six-week Quit Smoking class at St Vincent’s Medical Center Clay County, Wednesdays starting Aug. 23rd through Sept. 27 from 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Free patches, lozenges and gum, quit plan, workbook, water bottle, stress ball and more. Call to register with the Northeast Florida AHEC (904) 482-0189.

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL: Meets Aug. 23 at 3 p.m. in the Clay County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, 4th floor, Administration Building, 477 Houston St., Green Cove Springs. Open to the public.

SAFE SURFING: Clay County Sheriff’s deputies present a “Cyber Safety” talk, Aug. 23 from 6:30-7:45 p.m., Worship Center, First Baptist Church of Middleburg, 2645 Blanding Blvd. for parents and students. Includes fellowship meal at 5:45-6:45 p.m. and childcare for birth through fourth grade. Info, (904) 282-5289.

NEWCOMERS CLUB OF N.E. FLORIDA: Sept. 6 for 6 p.m. Dinner and 7 p.m. Trivia. Orange Park Wing Restaurant. Please call Lea at (904) 829-0643 for more information and verification.

PLANT SALE: The UF/IFAS Clay County Master Gardener Program will be holding its annual plant sale on Sept. 9 from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. There will be many varieties of landscape plants available along with food and craft vendors, free workshops, and activities for kids. University of Florida/IFAS Clay County Extension, 2463 State Rd. 16 West, Green Cove Springs.

TAPS MONUMENT DEDICATION: Join Clay County veterans’ groups as they unveil and dedicate the TAPS Monument in the Historical Triangle on the grounds of the Historic Clay County Courthouse, 915 Walnut St., Green Cove Springs. Sept. 11 at 11 a.m. RSVP to newmanmaryanne@yahoo.com or (904) 269-1857.

FIRST COAST CARD CLUB: Sept. 13 at 1:30 p.m., Middleburg -Clay Hill Branch Library, 2245 Aster Ave., off County Road 218. Call Lea at (904) 829-0643 for more info and confirmation.

SAFE ANIMAL SHELTER FUNDRAISER: Pawsport to Purradise, Sept. 23 from 5-9 p.m., Thrasher-Horne Center, 283 College Dr., Orange Park. $60 per person. Ticket Information, 904tix.com. Casual tourist or tacky tourist attire. Auction by Sen. Aaron Bean(R-Fernandina Beach).

MAKING STRIDES Against Breast Cancer of Clay County, to benefit the cancer fight at The American Cancer Society, Oct. 14 with 7 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. opening ceremony, 9 a.m. 5K walk at Moosehaven Retirement Community, 1701 Park Ave., Orange Park. Info at www.makingstrideswalk.org/clayfl

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