Community Calendar 1/17/19

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Posted 1/16/19

DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE: Meets Jan. 17, Jan. 24 and Jan. 31 at 10 a.m. each date in the Zoning Department Conference Room, third floor, Administration Building, 477 Houston St., Green Cove …

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Community Calendar 1/17/19

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DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE: Meets Jan. 17, Jan. 24 and Jan. 31 at 10 a.m. each date in the Zoning Department Conference Room, third floor, Administration Building, 477 Houston St., Green Cove Springs. Open to the public.

TOBACCO FREE PARTNERSHIP: Meets Jan. 17 at 11:30 am. in Orange Park Town Council chambers, 2042 Park Ave. Discussion will include E-cigarette use among teens, Point of Sale initiatives and goals, CHA/CHIP updates and plans, event planning and tobacco policy change implementation for businesses.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY: Greg Parsons, of the Camp Blanding Museum, presents a talk on WWI POW camps on Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Historical Society meeting in Penney Farms, Council Chambers at Town Hall, 4100 Clark Ave.

LIBRARY TRUSTEES: The Clay County Library Board of Trustees meets Jan. 23 at 3:30 p.m. at the Clay County Library Administration Office at the Fleming Island Headquarters Library, 1895 Town Center Blvd. Open to the public.

BOOK SALE: Jan. 24-26 at the Middleburg-Clay Hill Public Library, 2245 Aster Ave., to benefit the Friends of the Library and its special program. Join Friends for $5 single and $8 per family and enjoy 4-7 p.m. special shopping on Jan. 23 and 9-10 a.m. on Jan. 24-25. Regular hours are Jan. 24 from 10 a.m.- 8 p.m., Jan. 25 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Jan. 26 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

YESTERDAYS FESTIVAL: Jan. 26 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park, State Road 21, north of Keystone Heights. Take a trip back to yesteryear with Civil War re-enactors, cooking and other demonstrations, antique cars, steam engines and more. Fundraiser to benefit Friends of Gold Head Branch State Park with projects not funded by state budgets.

TRAP, NEUTER, RELEASE SEMINAR: Jan. 26 from 2-3 p.m., Fleming Island Library, 1985 Town Center Blvd., sponsored by Community Critter Care of Clay County. This free event will help the backyard trapper learn how to successfully trap, neuter and release stray cats. Info at claycrittercare@gmail.com.

ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY: The Archaeological Institute of America – Jacksonville Society meets at Noon Jan. 26 in Building 51 at the University of North Florida to hear Stanford University professor Patrick Hunt discuss “Timely Remedies: Ancient Medicines of Otzi, the Ice Man,” referring to the 5,300-year-old body found in the Alps in 1991. Melva Price at (904)241-9411.

FREE PLAY: Bloodlines by Connie Schindewolf, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. at the VIA, 17 N. Palmetto Ave., Green Cove Springs. This play about adoption is the first work-in-progress reading from Clay & Water 2019 Playwrights’ Retreat. Free. Reservations recommended but not required at (917) 902-7210 or reservations@clamourtheatre.org.

FREE PLAY: Moose Guy, Shiva, and Sitting Still - Tuesday, January 28, 7 pm at the VIA 17 N Palmetto Ave, Green Cove Springs. Three works-in-progress readings from Clay & Water 2019, Clamour Theatre Company's First Annual Playwrights' Retreat. A ten-minute play and an excerpt from Shiva by Mara Dresner and an excerpt from Sitting Still about the first female battlefield doctors of World War I by Danielle Wirsansky.Free and open to the public. Reservations recommended but not required. To reserve a seat: call 917-902-7210 or email reservations@clamourtheatre.org.

PLAYWRIGHT MEET & GREET: Jan. 28 at 4 p.m. and Jan. 30 at 5 p.m., Spring Park Coffee, 428 Ferris St., Green Cove Springs. Free. Open to students and interested community members. Meet the playwrights in the first-ever Clay & Water 2019, Clamour Theatre Company’s Playwrights’ Retreat. Learn about the craft of playwriting and ask six writers questions.

FREE PLAY: Carol of Carroll Gardens by Bob Stewart, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. at the VIA, 17 N. Palmetto Ave., Green Cove Springs. This play about cancer, cats, and companionship is a work-in-progress reading from Clay & Water 2019 Playwrights’ Retreat. Free, but reservations recommended, not required by calling (917) 902-7210 or reservations@clamourtheatre.org.

INFRASTRUCTURE & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE: Meets Jan. 29 at 4 p.m. in the BCC Meeting Room, fourth floor, Administration Building, 477 Houston St., Green Cove Springs. Open to the public.

F.I. ADVISORY COMMITTEE: The Fleming Island Advisory Committee meets Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. at the Orange Park Library, 2054 Plainfield Ave. Open to the public.

ASK A LAWYER FOR FREE: Jax Area Legal Aid, the Clay County Bar Association, Clay County Veterans Services and other organizations are offering Ask a Lawyer 2019 in Clay on Feb. 5 at the Orange Park Library, 2054 Plainfield Ave., from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. In this free seminar, guests can ask about such topics as contracts, family law, foreclosure, real estate, probate, disability, personal injury, criminal law, bankruptcy, immigration, wills, landlords and income taxes.

DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE: Meets Feb. 7, Feb. 14, Feb. 21 and Feb. 28 at 10 a.m. in the Zoning Department Conference Room, 3rd floor, Administration Building, 477 Houston St., Green Cove Springs. Open to the public.

PLANNING COMMISSION: Meets Feb. 5 at 7 p.m., in the Board of County Commissioners Meeting Room, fourth floor, Administration Building, 477 Houston St., Green Cove Springs. Open to the public.

QUIT SMOKING: Free Tools to Quit class will be at St. Vincent’s Medical Center Clay in Middleburg on Feb. 7 from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Free patches, lozenges and gum, a free quit plan, workbook, water bottle, stress ball and more. Call Northeast Florida AHEC at (904) 482-0189 to register.

PRINCESS PARTY: Just Us Girls presents a “Princess Party Luncheon” Feb. 14 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Moosehaven, 1701 Park Ave., Orange Park. $16.50 inclusive Must RSVP by Feb. 8. Payment required for every reservation. Door prizes, lunch and inspirational speaker. Pay at the door. Sharon (904) 571-4236 or e-mail Grammaf@bellsouth.net.

GARDENING SEMINAR: March 15 from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., at the Orange Park Masonic Lodge, 511 Kingsley Ave. The annual horticulture program “Gloves on! Let’s Get Digging,” presents four experts for a day of fun and education. Info, Linda Fonferek, (904) 803-4599.

BASS TOURNAMENT: to benefit Clay County-based The Father’s Heart, a nonprofit that helps needy families in Northeast Florida. March 23 at first safe light, Palatka City Dock, 309 River St., $110 per boat. 3 p.m. weigh in. More info on entering or sponsoring, Nate Dowd (904) 716-0304 or Daniel Greene at (904) 449-9691.

TOUCH A TRUCK: May 18 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Orange Park Mall, sponsored by the Clay County Division of Emergency Management. Kids get to interact with response vehicles, heavy equipment and other unique vehicles and a hazard preparedness event for families and children. The first two hours of the event will be horn and noise free to accommodate children and/or adults with special needs.

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