PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT: “Gideon Mendel: Drowning World” runs from Sept. 1 to Dec. 9 at the MOCA, Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown Jacksonville. A public reception will be held Aug. 30 …
PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT: “Gideon Mendel: Drowning World” runs from Sept. 1 to Dec. 9 at the MOCA, Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown Jacksonville. A public reception will be held Aug. 30 from 8-9 p.m. and the artist will be in attendance. The exhibit features photographs of Clay County residents whose homes were destroyed by the flooding on Black Creek during Hurricane Irma.
DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE: Meets Sept. 13, Sept. 20 and Sept. 27 at 10 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.
BEEKEEPING CLASS: “Oh, Beehive!” a class on how to become a beekeeper, Sept. 13 at 12:30 p.m., Keystone Heights Public Library, 175 Oriole St. Presented by Clay County UF/IFAS Extension.
60th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: Help St. Johns River State College celebrate 60 years on Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. at the Thrasher-Horne Center.
QUIT SMOKING: Attend this free “Tools to Quit” class at Orange Park Medical Center on Sept. 15 from 10 a.m.- Noon. Includes free patches, lozenges and gum to help you kick the habit. Also includes a free quit plan, workbook, water bottle, stress ball and more. Call Northeast Florida AHEC at (904) 482-0189 to register and learn about more classes near you.
HOUSING FINANCE AUTHORITY: Meets Sept. 19 at 9 a.m., County Commission Chambers, fourth floor, County Administration Building, 477 Houston St., Green Cove Springs. Open to the public.
WATER, WATER EVEYRWHERE: Presented by Clay County UF/IFAS Extension, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. Learn how to irrigate less and save water. Orange Park Public Library, 2054 Plainfield Ave.
ROUND ROBIN SHAKESPEARE: Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m., Fleming Island Public Library, 1895 Town Center Blvd. Join the continued reading of “Cymbeline.” Meeting monthly to read one of Shakespeare's plays aloud, round robin style. Free Admission. No experience necessary. Everyone welcome. Come to read or come to listen. Some copies available, or free downloads. More info at roundrobinshakespeare.com
NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY: Celebrate at Camp Chowenwaw, 1517 Ball Rd., Green Cove Springs, Sept. 22. Volunteers needed to help remove invasive plants from the park’s forests from 9 a.m.-Noon. No experience; must be able to work outdoors for a few hours. Those under 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or chaperone. Trash bags and hand tools will be provided, and restrooms and drinking water are available at the park. Along with a packed lunch, volunteers should bring long pants, sturdy closed-toe shoes, refillable water bottles, work gloves and anything needed for their comfort while working outdoors. Info, (904) 529-8058.
CHARITY RUN: The 6th Annual BASCA 5K Run, Walk & Roll, Sept. 22 at 8:30 a.m. Includes a 1-Mile Fun Run and 5K; begins and ends at BASCA HQ, 352 Stowe Ave., Orange Park. The 5K Run, Walk & Roll starts at 8:30 a.m., while the 1-Mile Fun Run is at 9:30 a.m. Registration: $30 for the 5K ($25 for active military and students) and $15 for the 1-Mile Fun Run. $35 day of event for 5K and $30 for military.
“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.
BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT: Meets Sept. 27 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.
GOLF TOURNAMENT: to benefit the Middleburg Black Creek Lions Foundation Sept. 28 with 11 a.m. check-in and 1 p.m. shotgun start, Eagle Harbor Golf Club. $75 includes box lunch, range balls, green fees, cart, prizes and dinner. Ed Dickson (904) 254-7891 or Ron Bell (904) 553-9947.
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.
TAI CHI FOR ARTHRITIS: Oct. 2- Nov. 27 from 11 a.m.-Noon, Middleburg Senior Center, 3916 Section St., Middleburg. Participants learn balance skills, good body alignment, and coordinated fluid movements to increase flexibility and strength, reduce falls and improve fitness. Must be 60 years and up to join. Sherri Cheshire, Northeast Florida AHEC, (904) 482 – 0189. FREE.
PLANNING COMMISSION: Meets Oct. 2 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.
YARD, BAKE, CRAFT SALE: Oct. 6 from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., VFW Post 5968, held along with VFW Auxiliary, 187 Aurora Blvd., behind VyStar Credit Union branch. Rent a table for $10. More info, (904) 276-5968.
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.
QUIT SMOKING: Free Tools to Quit class, Baptist Medical Center-Fleming Island, Oct. 9 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free patches, lozenges, gum, quit plan, workbook, water bottle, stress ball and more. Northeast Florida AHEC, (904) 482-0189 to register and learn about ongoing classes.
YARD SALE: Oct 13 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Fleming Island United Methodist Church, 7170 U.S. Highway 17. Over 100 sites available for $25 each or vendors can park their cars on larger sites for $40 each. More info, (904) 644-7951.
Gardening with Native Plants: Clay County Horticulture Extension Agent Wayne Hobbs presents “Florida-Friendly Landscaping and Gardening with Native Plants” Oct. 13 at 11 a.m. at Camp Chowenwaw Park’s Nature Center. The center’s exhibits will be open 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Free and open to the public. Camp Chowenwaw Park is at 1517 Ball Rd., north of Green Cove Springs. For details, (904) 529-8058 extension 3.
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.
BLACK CREEK 5K/10K: to benefit the Detective David White Memorial Scholarship Fund, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Middleburg Elementary School; this year with more historic views than ever. 5K registration is $30 and 10K registration is $35 through Sept. 31. Also includes a Kids Fun Run at 9 a.m. Packet pick-up Oct. 19 from Noon-5 p.m., Dye-Clay Family YMCA, 3322 Moody Ave., Orange Park.
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.
MOONLIGHT ON MAGNOLIA: Oct. 27 at 4:30 p.m., 45-minute tours through Magnolia Cemetery at 1040 Kingsley Ave. in this benefit for the Historical Society of Orange Park. All are invited to attend. Guests are encouraged to bring a water bottle and a flash light for after dark.
For more information, visit the society’s website, http://ophistory.org/
GOLF TOURNEY: to benefit the Florida Youth Challenge Academy Foundation and the programs it funds for troubled youth. Nov. 5 at 7:30 a.m. registration, 8:30 a.m. start at St. Johns Golf & Country Club, $85 per person, $100 hole sponsor. More sponsorships, Danny Brabham, (904) 571-0560 or firstname.lastname@example.org.