Good thing there’s more than one way to celebrate our freedom from unfair labor practices over a long weekend at the first of September.
Not into the flash and fireworks of more traditional Labor Day festivities?
Look no further for fun this weekend than.
Do it for science.
(For a list of Labor Day events, click here.)
- Anthroposophy: What Is Spiritual Science? – Fri., Aug. 30, 7-8:30 p.m. Persephone Healing Arts Center, 485 Sixth Ave. N., Jacksonville Beach, Fla. Admission: There is a fee. For more information, please call 904-246-3583 or visit DrPautz.com.
- Connecting with Angels – Sat., Aug. 31, 1-3 p.m. Spiritual Uplifts, 3491 Pall Mall Dr., Jacksonville, Fla. Admission: $10. Learn about different types of angels. There will also be meditation on connecting with the angels. For more information, please call 904-292-4555, or visit SpiritualUplifts.com.
- Debunking Vegetarian Myths – Thurs., Aug. 29, 6 p.m. Jacksonville Health & Wellness Center, 9957 Moorings Dr., Ste. 403, Jacksonville, Fla. Admission: FREE & open to the public. For more information and to sign up, please call 904-268-6568, or visit www.DrRepole.com.
- Palm Coast International Food & Wine Festival – Sat., Aug., 31, Noon-8 p.m. Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast, Fla. Admission: FREE & open to the public. Celebrate Palm Coast’s cultural heritage through a variety of music, cuisine and dancing presented by local clubs, organizations and restaurants. Wine tasting tent event. For more information, please call 386-986-2323.
- Psychic-Mediumship Spiritual Development – Wed., Aug. 29, 7-9:30 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Church of Jacksonville, Channing Rm., 7405 Arlington Expressway, Jacksonville, Fla. Admission: $25. Miediation, lesson, hands-on practice to develop your personal skills. For more information, please 407-673-9776 or visit IFSK.org.
- Ride Down the Wild Side – Sat. Aug. 31, 8 a.m.-Noon. Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, about 11 miles southwest of Folkston, Ga., off State Rd. 121/23. Admission: FREE & open to the public. Guided bicycle ride down Okefenokee’s Swamp Island Drive with a stop at the Chesser Island Homestead. Bring daypack, snacks, water, sunscreen and bug spray. Bicycles available to rent at Okefenokee Adventures, 912-496-7156. For more information, please call 912-496-7836.
- Science & Religion: Can They Coexist? – Wed., Aug. 28, 7-8 p.m. Hope Lutheran Church, 9000 Cypress Green Dr., Jacksonville, Fla. Admission: FREE & open to the public. Sponsored by the Lifetree Café. Features an exclusive filmed interview with the Vatican Observatory’s Brother Guy Consolmagno, PhD in planetary science and curator of the Vatican meteorite collection in Castel Gandolfo. Snacks and beverages are available. For more information, please call George Treiber at 904-731-0731 or email gtreiber.HopeJAX@gmail.com. www.ltchopejax.com
- Surfing Florida: A photographic history & Surf Science: Waves and Wildlife – Sat., Aug. 31, 10:00 a.m. Florida Museum of Natural History, 3215 Hull Rd., Gainesville, Fla. Admission: $4 adults, $3.50 Fla. Residents and college students, $3 child. Celebrate the state’s famous coastal waters. Photographs and interpretive graphics on the state’s surfing history, surfboard collections, stories from the UF Surf Team and a display showing how surfboards are made. Explore the science of waves and animals of the surf and beach with specimens and interactive experiences. Learn more about the International Shark Attack File and shark research programs, discover animals that surf, examine different types of Florida sand and view specimens from the Museum’s fish, mammal and marine invertebrate collections. For more information, visit www.flmnh.ufl.edu.
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