Another fun-filled, action-packed weekend here in GreaterJax™ with plenty of opportunities to do your harvest mitzvahs without wrecking your bank account.
You’ll find details about these below:
- 3rd Annual Charity Bunco
- 30th Annual Caring Chefs
- Barbells for Boobs
- Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation
Take note: The tonier celebrations will run into some money, but it’s going to very worthy causes.
If gross excess suits, try the Farm-to-Fork Gala in Alachua. For a really nice meal made with only locally grown ingredients, $70 for two is all the money you need.
As usual there’s a big of free and kid-friendly eventss – the 18t Annual Ancient City Kids Day in St. Augustine.
- 3rd Annual Charity Bunco – Thurs., Oct. 24, 6 p.m. Eagle Harbor Club House, 2217 Eagle Harbor Pkwy., Fleming Island, Fla. Admission: $25. Proceeds benefit Voices for Children/Guardian Ad Litem. An exciting array of prizes, raffles and silent auction items: theatre tickets, restaurant gift cards, numerous jewelry items, themed gift baskets (from Gator fans to wine and ice cream and everything in between), gift cards from Target and Publix, boutique shop items, $50 beer bus tour, a beautiful handmade quilt, and many more. Fpor more information, please call 904-434-5915 or email email@example.com. www.voicesforchildrenjax.org
- 18th Annual Ancient City Kids Day – Oct. 26, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Francis Field, 14 W. Castillo Dr., St. Augustine, Fla. Admission: FREE & open to the public. Games, arts and crafts for kids and parents. Live entertainment, a non-profit resource fair and amore. Hotdogs and hamburgers available for purchase. For more information, please visit epicbh.org/ancientcitykidsday/html.
- 30th Annual Caring Chefs – Sun., Oct. 27, 7 p.m. The Avenues Mall, 10300 Southside Blvd., Jacksonville, Fla. Admission: $70 per person. First Coast’s premier food and wine-tasting event. Proceeds benefit Children’s Home Society of Florida’sto help our community’s most fragile children. Live entertainment and sample tastings from the area’s renowned chefs, brewers and sommeliers. For more information, please visit chsfl.org.
- Barbells for Boobs – Sat., Oct. 26, 8-11 a.m. Westside Park, 1001 NW 34th St., Gainesville, Fla. Admission: FREE & open to the public, donations appreciated. Athletes from the local community will perform “Amazing Grace” – 30 clean and jerks, for time – but it’s not just for time, for the nonprofit Barbells for Boobs and its Mammograms In Action Grant Program. Each athlete is raising money to take part in the event, so you can be a sponsor, too. Raffles and other fun family activities. For more information, please call 352-334-2186.
- Celebrate Pro Bono Week – Thurs., Oct. 24, 12:15-1:15 p.m. Main Library, Conference Room G4, 303 North Laura St., Jacksonville, Fla. Admission: FREE & open to the public. Pro Bono Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Three Rivers Legal Services and Jacksonville Public Library have partnered to celebrate Lawyers in Libraries" in Jacksonville. This one-hour workshop features attorneys who can provide guidance on how to research legal issues on your own and when to seek legal counsel. For more information, please Lisa Buggs at 904-630-4655. jpl.coj.net
- Farm to Fork Gala – Sun., Oct. 27, 5:30-8 p.m. Santa Fe River Ranch, 29220 NW 122nd St., Alachua, Fla. Admission: $75 per single ticket, $70 for 2, VIP Reception $50. Reception: Hors d'oeuvres and signature 1930's beverages prepared by Mildred's Big City Food Tour and history presentation by Alan Hitchcock, Santa Fe River Ranch owner and previous owner of Hitchcock's grocery. Main Event: Whet your appetite on fire-roasted oysters and dinner from fresh, local ingredients from Swallowtail Farm, Frog Song Organics, Solterra Farm, the Family Garden and Siembre Farm. For more information, please call 352-376-4770.
- Fun with Flowers – Wed., Oct. 23, 10 a.m. The Garden Club of Jacksonville, 1005 Riverside Ave. Jacksonville, Fla. Admission: $20. "Fabulous Fall" with Lenny Thiesen of the St. Johns Flower Market. This is a "make and take" program including lecture, demonstration and hands on workshop. Please bring clippers. Pre-registration is required. For more information, please visit gardenclubofjacksonville.org.
- Gainesville Pride Parade & Festival – Sat., Oct. 26, Noon-9 p.m. Gainesville Downtown Community Plaza, E. University Ave. and SE 1st St., Gainesville, Fla. Admission: FREE & open to the public. Annual Pride Parade which steps off at Noon at 7th St. and W University Ave; then proceeds down University Ave to the downtown Community Plaza. The Festival, which is co-sponsored by the City of Gainesville Dept of Cultural Affairs, will have dozens of local musical acts and vendors lining the plaza from 1 to 9pm. A “Kids Space” will also be available. For more information, please call 352-393-7520.
- Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation – Thurs., Oct. 24, 2 p.m. Marineland, 9600 Oceanshore Blvd., St. Augustine, Fla. Admission: FREE after 1 p.m. Welcome Guy Harvey and The Florida Lottery for an afternoon of educational activities! Guy Harvey will be here from 2 p.m.-4 p.m amongst several other fun vendors to celebrate a generous donation from the Florida Lottery and Guy Harvey Foundation to Marineland’s education programs. During this event, Guy Harvey will be available for autograph signings and several other giveaways will occur with a special presentation from the Marineland dolphins. For more information, like us on Facebook at Marineland or visit marineland.net.
- Moonlight on Magnolia – Sat., Oct. 26, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Magnollia Cemetery, Kingsley Ave., Orange Park, Fla. Admission: FREE & open to the public, donations accepted. Proceeds benefit the Historical Society of Orange Park. Guided historical walking tour. For more information, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ophistory.org.
- St. Augustine Spanish Wine Festival – Oct. 21-26, See details below. St. Augustine, Fla. Admission: Grand Tasting Oct. 26 only, $35, plus $2.92 fee, check at restaurants for available seating, most events sold out. City of St. Augustine 450th Celebration Legacy Event. Features the very best in Spanish foods and wines presented at variety of special events and restaurants. Oct. 23 & 24: Private wine tastings at outstanding St. Augustine restaurants; Oct. 25: Cava Reception and Wine Dinner at the beautiful River House; and Oct. 26: Grand Tasting at the Visitor Information Center. For more information, please visit www.staugustinespanishwinefestival.com.
- Talking Dirt: The Many Voices of Florida Archaeology – Sat., Oct. 26, 4 p.m. Amelia Island Museum, Peck Center Auditorium, S. 12th & Fir Sts. Fernandina Beach, Fla. Admission: $15 non-members, $10 members. Part of Viva Florida 500! Features the presentation “Grit Tempered II: Famous Women in Florida Archeaology.” For more information, please call 904-261-7378.
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