Community Calendar 10/12/17

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Posted 10/11/17

DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE: Meets Oct. 12, Oct. 19 and Oct. 26 at 10 a.m. each date in the Zoning Department Conference Room, 3rd Floor of the Administration Building, 477 Houston St., Green Cove …

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Community Calendar 10/12/17


DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE: Meets Oct. 12, Oct. 19 and Oct. 26 at 10 a.m. each date in the Zoning Department Conference Room, 3rd Floor of the Administration Building, 477 Houston St., Green Cove Springs. The meeting is open to the public.

JUST US GIRLS: Luncheon and vendor fair, Oct. 12, doors open at 10:30 a.m., lunch from 11:30-1 p.m. Bring quarters for the quarter auction, gifts, door prizes, lunch and inspirational speaker at Country Club of Orange Park. RSVP, Diane at (904) 993-2586.

BOOK SALE: To fund programs of Friends of the Green Cove Springs Public Library, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m., Green Cove Springs Library, at 403 Ferris St./ State Road 16 W).

BOOK SALE: To benefit Friends of the Middleburg-Clay Hill Library, 2245 Astor St. Oct. 13-14. Friday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friends members have special shopping Thursday 5 -7 p.m. with refreshments and Friday morning 9-10. Join Friends for $5 and $8 per family. Fill a bag for $5 on Saturday; bags cost $2. Large selection of WWII books and DVDs. Info, (904) 254-7891.

PLANT SALE: The UF/IFAS Clay County Master Gardener Program will be holding its annual plant sale on Oct. 14 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.

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

FALL FESTIVAL: Oct. 14 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Asbury United Methodist Church, corner of Blanding Boulevard and College Avenue, in conjunction with the Pumpkin Patch; crafters, vendors, bake sale, garage sale, live music, food, drinks, silent auctions, clowns, a bounce house, photo opps and storytelling.

CAR SHOW: to benefit the food donation program at Good Samaritan Anglican Church, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., car show will be held at Tanglewood Station Shopping Center next to Freedom Destiny Church, 1241 Blanding Blvd. Free for visitors and spectators, $25 entry fee for show vehicles and vendors.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY: of Orange Park meets Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. 16 at the T.C. Miller Community Center, 440 McIntosh Ave. Guest speaker Larry Beaton will discuss “Steamboats of the St. Johns and Ocklawaha Rivers.”

FINANCE & AUDIT COMMITTEE: Meets Oct. 17 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.

BATS IN THE LANDSCAPE: “Bats in the landscape” offered by Clay County Extension; includes a bat house you can mount at home, Oct. 17 from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Cost is $50 and register online at or call us, (904)284-6355.

HOUSING FINANCE AUTHORITY: Meets Oct. 18 at 9 a.m., County Commission Meeting Room, fourth floor, Administration Building, Green Cove Springs. Open to the public.

LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES: Meets Oct. 18 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.

LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION: Provide input about upcoming bills in the 2018 Florida Legislature, meet Sen. Rob Bradley, Rep. Travis Cummings and Rep. Bobby Payne on Oct. 18 from 4-6 p.m., Board of County Commissioners meeting room, fourth floor, County Administration Building, 477 Houston St., Green Cove Springs. Public is welcomed.

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.

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL: The TDC’s Product Development Council Subcommittee meets Oct. 20 at 9 a.m. at the Orange Park Public Library, Reference Dept. Conference Room.

QUIT SMOKING CLASS: At Orange Park Medical Center, Oct. 21 from 10 a.m.-noon. Free patches, lozenges, or gum! Free quit plan, workbook, water bottle, stress ball and more. Call to register and learn about more classes near you: Northeast Florida Area Health Education Center, (904) 482-0189.

FLEA MARKET: To benefit breast cancer, Oct. 21 at 8 a.m., Fraternal Order of Eagles Post 4365, 1932 Long Bay Rd., Middleburg. $5 for a pulled pork sandwich and ships. Info, (904) 314-0474 or (904) 449-9716 or Space available for rent for $10.

THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF AMERICA: Jacksonville Society meets at noon on Oct. 21 to hear zooarchaeologist Vicki L. Rolland explain how identification of the condition of skeletal elements allows scientists to attempt to link preferences of prey age and size with appropriate capture methods and equipment used by St. Johns II (A.D. 900-1300) people in the estuaries of Northeast Florida. The lecture is free and open to the public. Info, Melva Price, (904)241-9411 or

FLORIDA GARDENING: University of Florida/IFAS Clay County Extension hosts an online seminar “Welcome to Florida Gardening” on Oct. 23. The course lasts 4 weeks; each week covers a new topic completed at the student’s own pace. or (904) 284-6355 to register.

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.

GARDEN CLUB OF ORANGE PARK: Presents "Alternative Gardening" by Master Gardener Sarah Harvey, Oct. 28 from 9:30-11:30 a.m., at the Orange Park Public Library on Plainfield Avenue. Light refreshments will be served. Come learn about alternatives to landscaped flower beds and consider becoming a member of the Garden Club.

MOONLIGHT OVER MAGNOLIA: The Historical Society of Orange brings local history to life Oct. 28 at 4 p.m. with 45-minute guided tours in period costume. Visitors can stroll through time with re-enactors who tell the stories of the cemetery’s permanent residents. Free parking is available at the First Baptist Church at 1140 Kingsley Ave., Orange Park. Admission is free but Society donations are accepted.

HAUNTED HOUSE: Oct. 31 from 5:30-8:30 p.m., Moosehaven Heart of the Community “Monster Mash and Haunted House.” Free admission; bring canned goods to help area needy families, featuring free candy, concessions, move on the big screen and the Middleburg Ghostbusters. Call (904) 278-1234 for more info.

GOLF TOURNAMENT: Nov. 3 with 11 a.m. registration, Eagle Harbor Golf Course, Fleming Island to benefit the programs and veterans’ services of the Roy S. Geiger Marine Corps League Detachment No. 1047. Registration is $400 per team, $100 per individual; $5 Putting Contest and $5 for 2 Mulligans. Scott Westervelt, (904) 349-6606.

CHILI COOK-OFF: Nov. 11 beginning with a 7:30 a.m. breakfast, the 8th Annual Moosehaven Heart of the Community Chili Cook-off. Free admission., Craft tents open at 10 a.m., Chili Cook-off competition begins at 11 a.m. with Daryle Singletary concert at 1:30 p.m., 1701 Park Ave., Orange Park (904) 278-1234.

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL: Meets Nov. 29 at 3 p.m. at the Clay County Board of County Commissioners Meeting Room, 4th floor, Administration Building, 477 Houston St., Green Cove Springs. Open to the Public.

WALK LIKE MADD: To benefit Mothers Against Drunk Driving Northeast Florida's local programs and victim services. Nov. 4, registration starts at 7:30 a.m. with walk at 8:30. River Road at Wells Road, Orange Park. $25 adults/$20 kids. Register by calling (904) 388-2455 or Vendor booth space also available.

OLD KARTS & ARTS: Nov. 4 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 4th Annual festival to benefit the programs of the Council on Aging of Clay County, downtown Green Cove Springs. Car, truck and motorcycle show, includes arts & crafts, music, food and children’s activities. $25 Advance Registration, $30 day of event. Steffanie Plank, (904) 531-5038.

PLANNING COMMISSION: Meets Nov. 7at 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.

VETERANS DAY: Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. Veterans Memorial in Magnolia Cemetery, honoring veterans with a wreath-laying ceremony and award-winning essays by Clay County students. Sponsored by the Historical Society of Orange Park.

BOOK SALE: To benefit Friends of the Orange Park Library, Nov. 16 from noon-7 p.m., Nov. 17-18 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 2054 Plainfield Ave., Rooms A & B, Orange Park Library. Choose from thousands of gently used books at low prices. Select from best sellers, fiction, and nonfiction on your favorite topics, as well as DVDs and audio books.

JP HALL CHILDREN’S CHARITIES: Annual Christmas Party to fund programs and scholarships for children in need in Clay County, Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m., Thrasher Horne Center. Cocktail attire preferred. Silent auction 6:30-7:30 p.m., followed by live auction at 7:30 p.m. Sponsorships available, (904) 707-1978.


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