Calendar 3/8/18

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Posted 3/7/18

DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE: Meets March 8, March 15, March 22 and March 29 at 10 a.m. each date in the Zoning Department Conference Room, 3rd floor of the Administration Building, 477 Houston …

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Calendar 3/8/18

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DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE: Meets March 8, March 15, March 22 and March 29 at 10 a.m. each date in the Zoning Department Conference Room, 3rd floor of the Administration Building, 477 Houston Street Green Cove Springs. The meeting is open to the public.
BOOK DISCUSSION: “The Bible, Health & Spirituality,” March 6 (through April) from 10:45 a.m.- noon, Barco-Newton YMCA, 2075 Town Center Blvd., Fleming Island. Marie Smith, (904) 284-2937.
PLANNING COMMISSION: Meets March 6 at 7 p.m., in the Board of County Commissioners Meeting Room, fourth floor, Administration Building, 477 Houston St., Green Cove Springs. The meeting is open to the public.
LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES: Meets March 7 at 3:30 p.m. at the Clay County Library Administration Office, Fleming Island Headquarters Library, 1895 Town Center Blvd. The meeting is open to the public.
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL: Product Development Sub-committee meets March 9 at 1 p.m. in the Thrasher-Horne Center’s Conference Room, 283 College Dr. The meeting is open to the public.
HERITAGE COMMISSION: City of Keystone Heights Heritage Commission presents a free workshop about its ongoing Building Plaque Program on March 10 at 10 a.m. at city hall on Lawrence Boulevard. Clay County Archivist Vishi Garig will discuss techniques on researching public records about older properties and the Commission’s Building Plaque Program.
GRAND OPENING: The public is invited to the grand opening of Saint Leo University’s Jacksonville Education Center, March 10 from 1-3 p.m., 9775 Crosshill Blvd., in Oakleaf Town Center. Registration or RSVP is requested. Info at, Jackson Education Center, at (904) 771-7825, or by email at jacksonville@saintleo.edu.
FISHING FOR A CURE BASS
TOURNAMENT:
To benefit the American Cancer Society. March 10, Whitey’s Fish Camp, begins at Safe Light with 2 p.m. weigh-ins. Hosted by Clay County Sheriff’s Office Relay for Life Shining Star’s Team; 1st, 2nd and Big Fish Prizes. $60 per boat; Pick your Partner; 5 fish limit Info, Joanna Bramlitt at jbramlitt@claysheriff.com
BEEKEEPERS SHORT COURSE: Learn how to become a beekeeper and help pollinate crops or make your own honey. March 10 from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the UF/IFAS Clay County Extension Office, 2463 State Rd. 16 West, Green Cove Springs. Registration is $15 an individual or $25 per couple at https://ClayExtension.eventbrite.com. Info, Luke Harlow at (904) 284-6355.
HANDBELL WORKSHOP: March 10 at 2 p.m., presented by Kristine Stout, solo hand-bell artist in the Fellowship Room of McCormick Hall at Penney Memorial Church, 4465 Poling Blvd. in Penney Farms. Admission is free. If interested call Bob Hodges at (904)654-7950 for more details and reservation.
DINNER THEATRE: A performance of “Seize the Day,” to benefit the Teens Loving Christ ministry, Orange Park United Methodist Church, Family Life Center, 2051 Park Ave. March 10 at 6 p.m. Cost: $20. For reservations, call (904) 264-2241.
GARDEN CLUB: The Garden Club of Fleming Island’s regular monthly, March 12 at 10 a.m., Fleming Island Public Library, 1895 Town Center Blvd. Guest Speaker Evie Pankock, Duval County Extension agriculture program assistant, speaks about plant propagation and spring gardening. The public is invited and no registration is required. Info or questions, (904) 264-3055.
BINGO NIGHT: to benefit the disability programs at Challenge Enterprises, March13, 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.
PENNEY FARMS HISTORICAL SOCIETY: March 15 at 7 p.m. in Town Hall at 4100 Clark Ave. as guest speaker Eugene Francis discusses the history of his mother’s family, “Lycurgus” in Clay County and Northeast Florida, which has been traced back almost 300 years. Free and the public is invited.
FINANCE & AUDIT COMMITTEE: Meets March 20 at 3:30 p.m. in the BCC Meeting Room, fourth floor, Administration Building, 477 Houston St., Green Cove Springs. The meeting is open to the public.
HOUSING FINANCE AUTHORITY: Meets March 21 at 9 a.m., in the county commission’s meeting room, fourth floor, County Administration Building, 477 Houston St., Green Cove Springs. Open to the public.
TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL: Meets March 21 at 3 p.m., in the County Commission Meeting Room, fourth floor, County Administration Building, 477 Houston St., Green Cove Springs. Open to the public.
3rd ANNUAL ART WALK: March 23 from 5-8 p.m., to benefit the National Art Honor Society at Oakleaf High, at the Oakleaf Village Green across from Oakleaf Village Elementary, featuring food trucks, vendors and art.
STOP SMOKING: Free class, March 24 from 10 a.m.-noon, at Orange Park Medical Center. Students get free patches, lozenges, gum, free quit plan, workbook, water bottle, stress ball and more. Call Northeast Florida AHEC at (904) 482-0189 to register and learn about more classes near you.
CHILI COOK-OFF: March 24 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Fleet Reserve Association Branch No. 91, located at 5391 Collins Rd., Jacksonville. Free to enter; guests pay $5 for their tasting kit so they can sample and vote on the best batch. Food and drinks on sale, plus a baked good auctions and crafts all to raise much-needed funds for veterans’ programs. Info, Chuck at (904) 465-2803 or chuck@americanpridechilicookoff.com.
SPRING FLING: March 24 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church, 16 College Dr. Features craft fair crafts, food vendors, baked goods, live entertainment, clowns, Child ID Program, Bounce House, Easter gifts and more. Info, (904)272-0110.
DRUG TAKE BACK EVENT: March 31 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Orange Park Medical Center, 2001 Kingsley Ave., coordinated by the Clay Action Coalition, Clay County Sheriff’s Office and OPMC. Safely return prescription medications to keep them out of the wrong hands.
CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT: To benefit American Cancer Society March 31 at noon, Dalton’s Sprot’s Grill, Middleburg, $40 per two-person team or $10 a single with blind draw entry. Hosted by Clay County Sheriff’s Office Relay for Life Shining Star’s Team. All ages welcome. Join us for entertainment, chance drawings, food & drinks, and a lot of fun. Info, Erin Morris at Erinrelay4life@gmail.com
ORANGE PARK CHORALE: Spring 2018 performances of “Grant Us Thy Peace” are scheduled for April 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Grace Anglican Church, 5804 U.S. Highway 17, on Fleming Island and April 8 at 3 p.m. at Ortega United Methodist Church, 4807 Roosevelt Blvd., in Jacksonville. Free, but donations are welcomed as a love offering.
DINNER & REVERSE RAFFLE: To benefit Clay Behavioral Health Center and Kids First of Florida, April 13 at 7 p.m., Hilltop Restaurant, Orange Park. The “Community Event Unlike Any Other” includes a chance to enter a “reverse raffle,” which has a $5,000 grand prize. For tickets or sponsorship information, contact Ernie Cohen at 904-710-5148.
VETERANS APPRECIATION DAY: Sponsored by Clay County Veterans’ Services, April 14 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Thrasher-Horne Center, 283 College Dr. Free admission featuring Clay County Cruzers Car Show, the U.S. Small Business Administration, home & healthcare and so much more.
ORANGE PARK CHORALE: Annual charity concert to benefit Quigley House, Clay County’s shelter for victims of domestic abuse. April 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Orange Park Presbyterian Church, 1905 Park Ave. All donations go to Quigley House.
3RD ANNUAL CORKS & FORKS: to benefit the community outreach programs of St. Vincent’s HealthCare in Clay County. April 20 at 7 p.m., The Hilltop Club & Restaurant in Orange Park. $150 per person. Tickets or sponsorships, Jessica Waugaman or Lauren Corley, (904) 308-7306 or visit corksandforksclay.com.
GOLF TOURNAMENT: to benefit the Clay County Police Athletic League, Magnolia Point Golf and Country Club. April 20 with 7:30 registration and 9 a.m. start. Captain’s Choice with prizes for Longest Putt on Green, Longest Drive and closest to pin. $75 per golfer. Info, deputy Daniel Eshelman, (904) 463-8299.
BARBECUE COOKOFF: Join the ABATE of Florida Inc. Black Creek Chapter and VFW Post No. 8255, 2296 Aster Ave. in Middleburg, on April 21 for a barbecue cook-off. Teams are still needed. Call (904) 282-0475 to sign up, sponsor or get more information.
EMPTY BOWLS 2018: Grab a bowl of soup on April 24 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Orange Park United Methodist Church’s Family Life Center, 2021 Reed St., as part of Empty Bowls 2018 to benefit the programs of Salvation Army. Attendees receive a hand-crafted bowl made by Clay County students and soup from Chick-fil-A and Metro Diner. Tickets, (904) 276-6677.
POW WOW: The All Creations Inter-Tribal Pow Wow, April 26-29, Military Museum of North Florida, 1 Bunker Ave., Green Cove Springs. Includes music, dancing, children’s and cultural activities and trading, as well as museum tours.
5K KOLOR RUN: April 28 at 9 a.m., Keystone Heights Air Park, 7100 Airport Rd., to benefit the children’s programs of the Lake Region Kiwanis Club. Sponsorship levels range from $1,000 to $100. Info, Carlton Page (757) 439-2535 or Patricia Hatch (904) 806-2857.
SIXTH ANNUAL DAVE WHITE BASS TOURNAMENT: Play golf and help raise scholarship funds for local kids. June 2 at 5 a.m. Whitey’s Fish Camp, County Road 220, Fleming Island. $60 per boat, five-fish limit. Info, davewhitefoundation@gmail.com or Mike Calhoun, (904) 449-5509.

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