Community Calendar 9/28/17

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Posted 9/27/17

DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE: Meets 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 …

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Community Calendar 9/28/17

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DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE: Meets 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.

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 Library raise $5,000 to remodel the Children’s Section entryway in the library. $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.

FROLIC ON THE RIVER: Celebrate the St. Johns River and the 243rd anniversary of William Bartram’s travels through Palatka, Sept. 30-Oct. 1. Meet historical reenactors, local live music, artists, boat and kayak tours and see unpublished prints of Bartram’s work.

FLEA MARKET: CrossRoad Lutheran Church, Sept. 30 from 7 a.m.-2 p.m., at 5101 Lakeshore Dr. West, Fleming Island. Info, church office, (904) 264-6575 or Shirley West (904) 923-4496.

PRESERVATION BOARD: Dedicates and unveils a historical marker, St. Margaret’s Chapel, Pine Avenue, Fleming Island. Sept. 30 at 10 a.m.

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.

FLEMING ISLAND ADVISORY COMMITTEE: Meets Oct. 1 at 1 p.m. in the Fleming Island Library Conference Room, 1895 Town Center Blvd. The meeting is open to the public.

PLANNING COMMISSION: Meets Oct. 3 at 6 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.

FINANCE & AUDIT COMMITTEE: Meets Oct. 3 at 3 p.m. and 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.

SPECIAL MAGISTRATE HEARING: Clay County Code Enforcement Special Magistrate hearing, Oct. 5 at 9:30 a.m., Board of County Commissioners’ Meeting Room, 4th floor, Administration Building, 477 Houston St., Green Cove Springs. Open to the public.

DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE: Meets Oct. 5, 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.

AMERICANS UNITED: The Rev. Dr. Harry Parrott, Baptist minister and president of the Clay County Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State presents “The Assault on Church-State Separation in the Era of Donald Trump,” Oct. 7 at 10 a.m., Fleming Island Library, 1895 Town Center Blvd. All are welcome. For info, call (904)529-1496 or www.au.org.

YARD SALE: to benefit Waste Not Want Not, Oct. 7 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., will be held at 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.

SCIENCE CAFÉ: Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. on the St. Johns River State College Orange Park campus on College Drive in Building D, Room 14. “The Birds, the Bees, and the Skeeters: Sex, Bugs and Disease.” Free and open to the public.

TAPS MONUMENT DEDICATION: Oct. 9 at 11 a.m., Historical Triangle, Old Clay County Courthouse, 915 Walnut St., Green Cove Springs. Unveiling of monument honoring 62 veterans who served in multiple wars from Clay County.

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.

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 www.makingstrideswalk.org/clayfl

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.

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 http://ClayExtension.eventbrite.com or call us, (904)284-6355.

LEGISLATION DELEGATION: Speak your mind 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.

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 aiajaxsoc@gmail.com.

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.

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.

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 WalkLikeMADD.org/NortheastFlorida. Vendor booth space also available.

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