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January is all about the animals.

January is all about the animals.
January is all about the animals.
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Haven’t been to the Jacksonville Zoo?

Special deals on admission make going much easier on the wallet.

Read on for details about Wacky Wednesdays, and deep discounts on general admission on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays this month.

Need a bigger animal fix?

Meet Merlin the Owl and the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.

Seen enough animals?

Try an art exhibit or a live variety show.

It’s all here in GreaterJax™.

Here’s your study question: What are ‘holographic’ teeth?

–GJE–

  • 27th Annual Florida Manatee Festival – Jan. 18, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. & Jan. 19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Downtown Crystal River, Fla. Admission: $3.00 per person, children 12 & under FREE. Celebrate Florida’s most cherished symbol, the Florida Manatee. FREE shuttle service will be available for parking at the Crystal River Mall. Artwork, photography, sculptures, crafts and jewelry, live entertainment, Boat tours, a beer and wine garden, children’s activities. For more information, please visit, www.crystalriverflorida.com/manatee-festival.htm.
  • $2 Tuesdays @ the Jacksonville Zoo – January 2014, every Tuesday. Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens, 370 Zoo Pkwy, Jacksonville, Fla. Admission: $2 general admission when you bring the printed coupon from the zoo’s website. For more information, please call 904-757-4463 or visit www.jacksonvillezoo.org.
  • $3 Thursdays @ the Jacksonville Zoo – January 2014, every Thursday. Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens, 370 Zoo Pkwy, Jacksonville, Fla. Admission: $3 general admission when you bring the printed coupon from the zoo’s website. For more information, please call 904-757-4463 or visit www.jacksonvillezoo.org.
  • $5 Fridays @ the Jacksonville Zoo – January 2014, every Friday. Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens, 370 Zoo Pkwy, Jacksonville, Fla. Admission: $5 general admission when you bring the printed coupon from the zoo’s website. For more information, please call 904-757-4463 or visit www.jacksonvillezoo.org.
  • 18th-Century Military Encampment in Pablo Historical Park – Sat., Jan. 18, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. Beaches Museum & History Park, 381 Beach Blvd. Jacksonville Beach, Fla. Admission: FREE & open to the public. Demonstration of 18th century firearms by volunteers from the Spanish Regiment of Louisiana dressed as grenadiers in period costume. Special event to coincide with our Bernardo de Gálvez exhibit. For more information, please visit beachesmuseum.org.
  • An Owl Encounter: Meet Merlin the Barred Owl – Mon., Jan. 20, 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Swaim Memorial United Methodist Church, 1620 Naldo Ave., Jacksonville, Fla. Admission: FREE & open to the public. Meet Merlin, a barred owl who was injured and now lives permanently with former City of Jacksonville naturalist Lesley Royce. Learn about the amazing qualities of these mysterious birds of prey. Listen to owl calls and leran to identify owls by species in your own backyard. Photo opportunities with Merlin available. For more information, please call 904-398-3204.
  • Holographic Teeth – Wed., Jan. 15, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Central Florida Office Plus, 10 NW Sixth St., Gainesville, Fla. Admission: FREE & open to the public. Bite into the meat of good taste with a mouth full of holographic teeth. Art exhibition featuring the works of Steven Speir and Hilary White. The show is an examination of the real, the imagined. Celestial bodies, crying ducks, rainbow diamonds, laughing dogs, and more. The image reflects it's meaning, one taking the place of the other. Show runs through Jan. 31. For more information, please call 352-692-4466.
  • Live Southern-Style Variety Show – Wed., Jan. 15, 7 p.m. and every Wed.-Sat. through Sun., Apr. 13. Mark Lance National Guard Armory, 190 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine, Fla. Admission: $25 per person, $20 per person for groups of 20 or more. The C.B. Smith Show, a live variety show, debuts for the first time in Florida this January. The show regularly plays to packed audiences at its home theater in Pigeon Forge in the Smoky Mountains and will winter in St. Augustine, Florida’s Historic Coast. For more information, please call 866-651-6850 or visit www.cbsmithshow.com.
  • Ringling Bros., & Barnum & Bailey Circus – Thurs., Jan 16-Sun.,Jan. 19, call for showtimes. Veterans Memorial Arena, 300 A. Philip Randolph Blvd., Jacksonville, Fla. Admission: $2-$67. All-new legends tour. Performers form around the globe in featsof daring, specacles of strength and thrills of wonder to summon the mystical and mysterious creatures of the past – a Unicorn, a Pegasus and a Wooly Mammoth. For more information, please call 904-630-3900 or visit ticketmaster.com.
  • Wacky Wednesdays @ the Jacksonville Zoo – January 2014, every Wednesday. Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens, 370 Zoo Pkwy, Jacksonville, Fla. Admission: Spin the prize wheel to win 15-67% off general admission. Spin for free carousel rides, free giraffe feedings, free drinks, gift shop discounts and the Grand Prize: 75% off general admission, free train rides, 25% off any Zoo food outlet and 25% off at any Zoo gift shop. One spin per family. Prize winner will be given a redeemable coupon. For more information, please call 904-757-4463 or visit www.jacksonvillezoo.org.
  • Yarn Bomb Jax Lollipop Party – Sat., Jan. 18, 2 p.m. Sweet Pete’s, 1922 N. Pearl St., Jacksonville, Fla. Admission: FREE & open to the public. Yarn drive. Bring the kids for a free pom-pom lollipop yarn craft (2:00-4:00) and a free lollipop making class with Pete. Support Yarn Bomb Jax by donating your unused yarn. You may drop off yarn at any time during business hours on January 18. For more information, please call Shannon Palmer at 904-521-0101, email shannon@yarnbombjax.com or sweetpete.net.

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