Community Calendar 9/7/17

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Posted 9/6/17

DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE: Meets Sept. 7. Sept. 14, Sept. 21 and Sept. 28 at 10 a.m. in the Zoning Department Conference Room, 3rd Floor of the Administration Building, 477 Houston St., Green Cove …

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Community Calendar 9/7/17

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DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE: Meets Sept. 7. Sept. 14, Sept. 21 and Sept. 28 at 10 a.m. in the Zoning Department Conference Room, 3rd Floor of the Administration Building, 477 Houston St., Green Cove Springs. The meetings are open to the public.

WOMAN’S CLUB: A presentation “Hurricane Preparedness” by Mike Buresh, chief meteorologist at Action News, kicks off the year for the Woman’s Club, Sept. 7 at 10 a.m., Orange Park Woman’s Club, 130 Kingsley Ave. This event is open to the public.

SOIL & WATER DISTRICT: Clay County Soil & Water Conservation District meets Sept. 8 at 9 a.m. at the Clay County Extension office located at 2463 State Rd. 16 W, Green Cove Springs. Open to the public.

BIKE RUN: ABATE of Florida Inc., Black Creek Chapter, “Bears for Bears” Poker Run, Sept. 9 with 8:30 a.m. registration, VFW Post 8255, 2296 Aster Ave., Middleburg off County Road 218, $10 registration or 10-inch stuffed animal, $10 hands, multiple stops, ends back at VFW at 5 p.m.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF ORANGE PARK: Sept. 9 at 10 a.m., Clarke Park House with guest speaker Larry Beaton who will discuss “Steamboats of the St. Johns and Ocklawaha Rivers.”

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.

SPECIAL MAGISTRATE: Clay County Code Enforcement Special Magistrate Hearing will be on Sept. 7 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.

CHEESE STEAK SALE: The Auxiliary at VFW Post 5968 in Orange Park is having a fundraiser for home for veterans, Veterans Village, in Fort McCoy, which is run completely on funds raised by VFW posts in Florida. Cheese Steak sale, Sept. 9 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4:30 – 7 p.m.

GARDEN CLUB OF FLEMING ISLAND: Master Gardener Carol “Care” Valleau discusses “Propagating succulents and cacti,” Sept. 11 at 10 a.m., Fleming Island Public Library, 1895 Town Center Blvd. Open to the public and no registration required. Info, questions, (904) 264-3055.

BINGO NIGHT: to benefit the disability programs at Challenge Enterprises, Sept. 12, with 5:30 p.m. registration, 6-7 p.m. buffet and bingo at 7 p.m. Talons Restaurant, 2217 Eagle Harbor Pkwy., Fleming Island. $25. RSVP at (904) 284-9859.

FLEMING ISLAND ADVISORY COMMITTEE: Meets Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. at the Barco-Newton Family YMCA, 2075 Town Center Blvd., Fleming Island in the Daystar Room. Open to the public.

SCIENCE CAFÉ: Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. on the SJR State College Orange Park campus in room D14. Participants will experience a casual evening filled with interesting topics, tasty treats and engaging conversation. The free event is in collaboration with the St. Johns Riverkeeper and is open to the public.

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.

ROUND ROBIN SHAKESPEARE: Sept. 14 at 6:30 p.m., Fleming Island Public Library, 1895 Town Center Blvd. Join the continued oral reading of "Antony and Cleopatra." Group meets monthly to read one of Shakespeare's plays aloud, round robin style. Free Admission. No experience necessary. Everyone welcome. Info at roundrobinshakespeare.com.

GARDEN CLUB OUTING: Whippoorwill Circle of the Garden Club of Orange Park is traveling to Winter Park on Sept. 27 in a coach leaving at 8 a.m. from Orange Park. Will tour Florida Federation of Garden Clubs headquarters and gardens, followed by an optional tour of the Morse Stained Glass Museum. Trip is $50; museum entry fee is $4 on-site. RSVP by Sept. 15 to Mary Ann Baugh at (904) 349-7024.

WOMAN’S CLUB: The Woman’s Club of Keystone Heights will hold its first meeting of the new program year, Sept. 19 at 11:30 a.m. at the clubhouse, 6747 Woman’s Club Dr. Guest speakers will be Vice Mayor Steve Hart and Scott Kornegay, city manager. The public is invited. Please bring a covered dish.

FINANCE & AUDIT COMMITTEE: Meets Sept. 19 at 3 p.m. in the BCC Meeting Room, fourth floor, Administration Building, 477 Houston St., Green Cove Springs. The meeting is open to the public.

PARENTS’ GRIEF OUTREACH: Sept. 20 from 6-8 p.m., sponsored by "Grieving Parents Sharing Hope" with guest speaker author Laura Diehl. Snacks and drinks will be available. First United Methodist Church of Green Cove Springs, 500 Walnut St., (904) 284-9700.

CLAY SAFETY NET ALLIANCE: Meets Sept. 21 at 8 a.m., Salvation Army Conference Room, 2795 County Rd. 220, Middleburg. Human services nonprofits come together to discuss networking and how to avoid duplication of services. Info, André at (305) 395-0912.

HEALTH EXPO: Community Connected Health & Business Expo, Sept. 21 from 4:30-7 p.m., Thrasher Horne Center, 283 College Dr., Orange Park. Free and open to the public, food, door prizes & health screenings. For more information call the Clay County Chamber of Commerce at (904) 264-2651.

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).

GARDEN CLUB OF FLEMING ISLAND: holds an Adult Education meeting, Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m., Fleming Island Library, 1895 Town Center Blvd., with guest speaker Annaleasa Winter, wildfire specialist with the Florida Forest Service discussing how to fireproof your home and yard. Questions, (904) 264-3055.

INVASIVE EXOTIC SPECIES & CONTROL WORKSHOP: Sept. 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. CT, UF/IFAS Okaloosa County Extension Office, Crestview, Fla. Learn to identify and control invasive exotic plants that are causing land management problems. Earn pesticide applicator CEUs and forestry CFEs. $10 fee includes lunch and materials. Register by Sept. 15 online at https://fsp-workshop092817.eventbrite.com/ or contact UF/IFAS Okaloosa County Extension at (850) 689-5850.

SPAGHETTI DINNER: Help Friends of the Green Cove Springs raise $5,000 to remodel the Children’s Section entryway. $10, Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Green Cove Springs. Shirley Youngerman, (904) 284-3849.

BEGINNER BEEKEEPER COURSE: Become a beekeeper and help pollinate your crops and make your own honey. Short course held at the UF/IFAS Clay County Extension Office, 2463 State Rd. 16 West, Green Cove Springs, Sept. 30 from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $15 per person or $25 per couple at https://ClayExtension.eventbrite.com. Come learn about the process involved with starting your own hive and take away a free local jar of honey as well.

READ WITH TREES: A family literacy event, Sept. 30 at 2 p.m., Gold Head Branch State Park, State Road 21, north of Keystone Heights. Presented by the Melrose Public Library and featuring author Donna Henderson, Park Rangers, snacks, games, crafts, activities and bears! Park entrance is free with library card or the donation of a gently-used family-friendly book.

YARD SALE: to benefit Waste Not Want Not, Oct. 7 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Town Hall Park, corner of Kingsley and Park Avenues. Families can also rent space by calling (904) 505-5894 or registering online at www.wastenotwantnotflorida.com.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH: to assist Clay County homeless, Oct. 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Springs Church, 317 Blanding Blvd. Free haircuts, lunch, HIV testing, food pantry on site, eye exams, blood pressure checks, tents and sleeping bags. For transportation help, call (904) 379-6208.

DOING A GOOD THING: 7th annual fundraiser to benefit Miriam’s Basket, Oct. 7 at 6 p.m., Orange Park United Methodist Church, Family Life Center. Tickets are $30 each and must be purchased in advance by contacting Linda Grabowski, executive director, at (904) 477-1975.

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

CHAMPIONS FOR MERCY GALA: to benefit Mercy Support Services, Oct. 19 from 6-8:30 p.m., Thrasher-Horne Center with guest speaker John Thrasher, president of Florida State University. Features dinner and a live auction; dress is business casual. $100 per person; limited seating. Corporate and table sponsorships available, (904) 297-4052.

FIRST COAST CARD CLUB: Oct. 25 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.

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL: Meets Oct. 25 at 3 p.m. in the Clay County Board of County Commissioners Meeting Room, fourth floor, Administration Building, 477 Houston St., Green Cove Springs. Open to the public.

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