Community Calendar 8/2/18

Clay Today
Posted 8/1/18

DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE: Meets Aug. 2, Aug. 9, Aug. 16, Aug. 23 and Aug. 30 at 10:00 a.m. each date in the Zoning Department Conference Room, 3rd floor of the Administration Building, 477 …

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Community Calendar 8/2/18


DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE: Meets Aug. 2, Aug. 9, Aug. 16, Aug. 23 and Aug. 30 at 10:00 a.m. each date in the Zoning Department Conference Room, 3rd floor of the Administration Building, 477 Houston St., Green Cove Springs. Open to the public.

FREE PLAY: Grace Episcopal Church presents “I Love You! Or At Least I Did” on Aug. 3 at 7 p.m. at the church at 245 Kingsley Ave., Orange Park.

POWER OF PRAYER CONFERENCE 2018: Aug. 3-4 at 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 5 at 5 p.m. with host Pastor Carolyn Shorter with guest speakers Pastor Jekita Ashford Williams, Elder James Matthews and Pastor Willie Ross at R.C. Bannerman School, 608 Mill St., Green Cove Springs. Info, (904) 770-1989.

BACK TO SCHOOL: Retro Fitness, Fleming Island is hosting a Back to School Kick-off Event, Aug. 4, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Includes a fire-rescue safety program, sheriff’s office passing out kid fingerprinting kids, lifting competition between fire-rescue, police and military. Safe Animal Shelter will hold an on-site pet adoption. Bring a backpack to donate to needy Clay County students.

VIETNAM VETS MEETING: Vietnam Veterans of America William G. Byrns Chapter 1059 in Clay County meets Aug. 4 at 11 a.m. at the Middleburg American Legion Post 250 at 3959 County Rd. 218. The VVA meets the first Saturday of each month.

TEACHER APPRECIATION EXPO: Aug. 6 from 1-3 p.m. at the Thrasher-Horne Center will welcome hundreds of Clay County teachers. Hosted by the Clay County Chamber Foundation, the expo will feature door prize, free screenings, giveaways, food and beverages and more. Info, Annie Grogan at (904) 264-2651 ext. 214 or

FINANCE & AUDIT COMMITTEE: Meets Aug. 7 at 3:30 p.m. and Aug. 21 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.

PLANNING COMMISSION: Meets Aug. 7 at 7 p.m., in the Board of County Commissioners Meeting Room, fourth floor, Administration Building, 477 Houston Street Green Cove Springs. The meeting is open to the public.

SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT: Holds regular monthly meeting Aug. 10 at 9 a.m. at the Clay County Extension office, 2463 State Rd. 16 W, Green Cove Springs. Open to the public.

GARDEN CLUB: The Garden Club of Fleming Island monthly meeting, Aug. 13, Fleming Island Public Library, 1895 Town Center Blvd, at 10 a.m. Guest speaker Luke Harlow, a Clay County Agricultural Agent with UF/IFAS, will speak on landscape irrigation. Free and open to the public, no registration required. Info, (904) 264-3055.

CONSERVATION EASEMENTS: A RANCHER’S PERSPECTIVE: Aug. 14 at 11 a.m., UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research & Education Center, in Ona, Florida, Registration is required.

Offered in person or webinar. Register for webinar:

Call (863) 735-1314 to attend in person at UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research & Education Center, 3401 Experiment Station, Ona.

SENIOR EXPO: Thrasher-Horne Conference Center, Aug. 15 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., free event featuring entertainment and information stage, health screenings and DJ Mike, line dancers and a Senior Fashion Show. Sponsors and vendors will share information, includes drawing for a 50” TV. Info, Jim Long at (904) 415-0062 or

BOOK SIGNING: Self-published writers Jerry Howze(“Justice in the Fast Lane, No Barrister Necessary”) and Peggy Barnhart(“Into the Midst”) will sign copies of their books Aug. 15 from 10 a.m.-noon at the Senior Center, 604 Walnut St., Green Cove Springs.

TOURIST DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL: Special meeting, Aug. 22 from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. to discuss the draft of the Tourism Strategic Plan followed by a regular meeting, Clay County Board of County Commissioners meeting room, 4th floor, Administration Building, 477 Houston St., Green Cove Springs. Open to the public, all are invited.

FLEA MARKET FUNDRAISER: Help raise funds for the Military Museum of Northeast Florida, 1 Bunker Ave., Green Cove Springs at its first-ever Flea Market Fundraiser, Aug. 24 & 25 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Sell your stuff by renting a 10-foot table for $20; additional 10-foot spaces can be rented for an additional $15 per 10-foot section. Info, (904)410-0781 or email .

ANCIENT WORDS BIBLE CONFERENCE: Sept. 7 from 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. and Sept. 8 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Oak Grove Baptist Church, 3645 County Rd. 215, Middleburg. Join us as we explore Biblical and Doctrinal truths rediscovered in the Reformation and we examine the “Founders' Principles” that guided the formation of the Southern Baptist Convention. Info, Pastor Kermit Mathews at (352) 468-2257.

60th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: Help St. Johns River State College celebrate 60 years on Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. at the Thrasher-Horne Center.

“WOOFSTOCK” Gala: to benefit the SAFE Animal Shelter saluting 1960s-era music provided by DJ Tim, dinner from Chili’s and live and silent auctions. Sept. 22 from 5-9 p.m., Thrasher-Horne Conference Center. Hippie attire is encouraged. Tickets are $60 per person and are available at Safe Animal Shelter, 2913 County Rd. 220 or call (904) 375-9122 to purchase with a credit card.

COMMUNITY OUTEACH: to aid area flood victims, homeless and low-income families, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., The Springs Church, 317 Blanding Blvd., Orange Park. Transportation from Middleburg, Green Cove Springs and Orange Park area. Free lunch from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., clothing, toiletries, blood pressure checkups, service referrals, veteran's services and more. Transportation, (904) 379-6208.

WHISTLING DEATH 5K: Oct. 6 at 8 a.m., Military Museum of North Florida, 1 Bunker Ave., Green Cove Springs. $25 registration through Sept. 15, $30 afterwards till race day. All finishers will receive a custom finisher medal. The race will traverse the various roads and runways of the former Lee Field airbase. Info, Chris Rodatz, (904) 655-6511.

FALL FESTIVAL: Asbury United Methodist Church, 16 College Dr., Orange Park, hosts its annual Fall Festival craft fair Oct. 13 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be crafts, food vendors, baked goods, live entertainment, clowns, Child ID Program, Bounce House and the Pumpkin Patch will be open. Info, (904) 272-0110.

PROCUREMENT CONFERENCE: Clay County municipalities and agencies come together Oct. 25 from 8 a.m.-Noon at the Thrasher-Horne Center, 283 College Dr., to host a half-day how-to conference on “Doing Business with Clay County.” Features a tradeshow and educational sessions where purchasing representatives will provide information about their procurement and vendor registration processes. $10 per person. Info, (800) 450-4624.


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