DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE: Meets Feb. 1, Feb. 8, Feb. 15 and Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. in the Zoning Department Conference Room, third floor, Administration Building, 477 Houston St., Green Cove Springs. …
DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE: Meets Feb. 1, Feb. 8, Feb. 15 and Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. in the Zoning Department Conference Room, third floor, Administration Building, 477 Houston St., Green Cove Springs. Open to the public.
GARDEN CLUB OF MIDDLEBURG: Feb. 2 at 9:30 a.m. at Watson Realty, 2239 Blanding Blvd., Middleburg, Wayne Hobbs, environmental horticulture agent with Clay County Extension UF/IFAS who will discuss “Tough Plants for Tough Conditions.” Free and open to the public. Info, (904)282-7675.
JOHNNY HUNT MEN’S CONFERENCE: Simulcast at Trinity Baptist Church, Keystone Heights, Feb. 2 from 6:30-10:30 p.m. and Feb. 3 from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free and open to men from all over Northeast Florida. Includes complimentary pulled pork dinner at 5 p.m. on Feb. 2 and continental breakfast on Saturday. This year’s theme is “Unspoken: What Men Won’t Talk About.” More info, (352) 473-7261.
AMERICANS UNITED FOR SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE: The Clay County Chapter presents "Church-State Trouble from Tallahassee" with speaker David Campbell, Feb. 3 at 10 a.m. at the Fleming Island Public Library, 1895 Town Center Blvd. Campbell will discuss continuing efforts of the Religious Right to shape the curriculum of Florida public schools. For info, call (904) 529 1496.
HENRY’S RUN: Feb. 3 at Oakleaf High School, 4035 Plantation Oaks Blvd. presented by the Run 4 Kids Davis-Flick Foundation and 1st Place Sports present a 5K and 1- mile fun run in honor of Henry Robert Kruck, who died of a rare disease called 1p36 Deletion Syndrome in February 2017. The 5k begins at 8 a.m. and the 1-mile at 9 a.m. All proceeds go towards building a fully-inclusive public playground. 1stplacesports.com/races/henrysrun/ for registration.
“A DRUG FREE DAY IN CLAY” Hosted by the Derek Hatcher Foundation and City Streets to Student Athletes present a symposium about the opioid crisis Feb. 3 from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Thrasher-Horne Center. This free event will feature real life stories, door prizes and interactive discussions about working together to keep the community safe.
JACKSONVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: An ensemble of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra will be featured in concert on Feb. 4 at 4 p.m. at Island View Baptist, 900 Park St. in Orange Park. If you are interested in singing on the community choir please call (904) 562-8409 or (904) 264-6411 and leave your information via text or voicemail, or the church secretary at Island View Baptist Church. The event is free to the public but seating is limited, and is on a first come, first served basis.
FINANCE & AUDIT COMMITTEE: Meet Feb. 6 and Feb. 20 at 3:30 p.m. each date in the BCC Meeting Room, fourth floor, Administration Building, 477 Houston St., Green Cove Springs. Open to the public.
PLANNING COMMISSION: Meets Feb. 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.
BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT: Meets Feb. 8 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.
EMBRACE COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR: Feb. 10 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Keystone Heights Elementary School, 335 SW Pecan St. Free, includes health screenings, educational tactics for children, health textbooks, weight loss & management and more. Bring an unused backpack and supplies to support the Embrace Backpack Drive to benefit children with disabilities. Info, Kasey Bryan at (352) 727-9304.
GARDEN CLUB OF FLEMING ISLAND: Meets Feb. 12 at 10 a.m. at the Fleming Island
Public Library, 1895 Town Center Blvd. Guest speaker Vic Gromer, Duval County
Extension Agent & Master Gardener will discuss hummingbird habitats, migration patterns, how to lure them to your plants, and proper feeding of hummingbirds. Free and open to the public. Info, (904) 264-3055.
BINGO NIGHT: to benefit the disability programs at Challenge Enterprises, Feb. 13, 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.
JUST US GIRLS LUNCHEON: Feb. 15 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Moosehaven, with a $5 Fashion Show. Lunch, door prizes, Inspirational Speaker. $16.50. Please RSVP to Diane at (904) 993-2586 and pay at the door!
SEDNET CONFERENCE: 9th Annual Conference features guest speaker Brook Bello who will speak about her personal journey in human trafficking. Feb. 16 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Journey Church, 6225 Lake Gray Blvd., Suite 2, Jacksonville. $25 through Jan. 31, $35 after. Darrell Thompson, (904) 336-4407.
SAFE BOATING CLASS: Feb. 17 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Free, at 1 Bunker Ave., Green Cove Springs, behind the North Florida Military Museum. Presented by the U.S. Coast Guard, the class is open to anyone born after January 1, 1988 who operates a vessel 10 horsepower or more and others who are required to have a boating safety card. Seating is limited, so pre-registration is required at email@example.com or (904) 529-5979.
FREE WORKSHOP: Sponsored by the Garden Club of Orange Park, guest speaker Jim DeValerio, Bradford County Cooperative Extension agriculture agent, presents “Caring for Frost-bitten Plants,” Feb. 17 from 9:30-11:30 a.m., Orange Park Public Library, 2054 Plainfield Ave. Open to all; light refreshments. Info, (904) 716-6998.
10TH ANNUAL I DID A HIKE! Feb. 24 with registration from 8-10 a.m., parking at the entrance to Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park and shuttles transport hikers to the trail on Camp Blanding. This 11-mile hike is the premier annual fundraiser to support the nonprofit Florida Trail Association. Tickets are $20 per person along with a $5 per vehicle entry fee into Gold Head Park. Registration is at the rec building in the picnic area of the park. There are take-out points along the way, if the overall hike is too long. No pets are permitted, service animals welcome.
DINE WITH THE DOCTOR: Endocrinologist Khurram Wadud, M.D., discusses diabetes, Feb. 27 at 5:30 p.m. at Canterfield of Clay County, at 1611 Winners Circle just off 3243 Old Jennings Rd. in Middleburg. Dinner is complimentary and admission and parking are free. Reservations required; call, Brenda Lee at (904) 203-6100 extension 405.
"SPRING BACK TO NATURE" at the Garden Club of Orange Park’s annual Horticulture Program, March 2, 2018 at the Masonic Lodge, 511 Kingsley Ave., Orange Park. Features talks on “The Whys & Hows of Youth Gardening in Area Schools,” ‘Weathering the Storms,” “Florida Native Pollinators and “AlterNatives of North East Florida.” $15 by Feb. 23. Sadako Long, (904) 272-6867. Master Gardeners may be eligible to earn CEU's.
MEET & GREET: March 2 from 10-11:30 a.m., the Garden Club of Middleburg greets potential new members at Lowe’s store at 1700 Blanding Blvd. “Our Doors Are Always Open” to new membership. Informative, fun, on-hand, and most of all sharing our passion in gardening. From noon-2 p.m., join us for a fundraiser at Tropical Smoothie Café at 1782 Blanding Blvd. Info, (904) 282-4268.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.