Events

More than 750 Dogs Representing 116 Breeds Will Compete for “Best in Show” at All-Breed Show

The Greater Orange Park Dog club invites you to attend their All- Breed Dog Shows on April 9 & 10, 2011. The event will be held at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds located at 5840 State Road 207. More than 750 dogs are entered each day. Judging start at 8:30 a.m. and continues throughout the day. Admission is free for spectators. There is a $5 charge for parking.

Great Cloth Diaper Change Event, April 23

Great Cloth Diaper Change Event, April 23

Cloth diapers have come a long way in the past ten years. An event, called the Great Cloth Diaper Change 2011, already creating a buzz not only in North America, but all over the world, will take place on Saturday, April 23, 2011 in locations all around the globe. The Great Cloth Diaper Change (http://www.greatclothdiaperchange.com) will set a world record for the most cloth diapers ever changed simultaneously.

2011 Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Run Planned for Clay County

On April 18, 2011 Clay County Sheriffs Office with hold their annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. The run will begin at 10am and go from the Publix located at 410 Blanding in Orange Park to the Publix located at 865 Hibernia Road (Fleming Island). The route covers approximately 15 miles of roadside and bike trail and typically wraps up by 11:30am.  The runners are escorted by the CCSO Traffic Unit.

Best of: St. Patrick's Day

Best of:  St. Patrick's Day

You lived it, you tasted it and heard it. You may still be recovering from it. Who had the best St. Patrick's Day food, drinks, music and overall experience in your neck of the woods?

Benefit Concert This Weekend For Families Of Teens Killed In Boating Accident

Benefit Concert This Weekend For Families Of Teens Killed In Boating Accident

MIDDLEBURG, Fla - A two-day benefit concert is being held this weekend for the families of two Middleburg High School students who died in a boating accident on Black Creek February 21st.

More than a dozen local bands will play to raise money for the families of Travis Hanner, 17, and Halee Mickey, 15.

"These families have no insurance and no means of paying for tombstones. We're just trying to help out," said organizer Lenny Smith of Gator Creek Bar and Grill.

It is being held in the parking lot of Gator Creek Bar and Grill at 2710 Blanding Blvd. Tickets are $5 a person. Organizers say all proceeds will go to the families, and hope to collect $30,000.

"It is unreal! You just miss him a lot. You have no idea what you miss until he's gone," said Mitchell Krafft, a friend of Travis who attended the event Saturday.

Rockville Festival: Three Stages & Over 20 Bands On One Day

Rockville Festival: Three Stages & Over 20 Bands On One Day

Jacksonville, FL is about to become an annual destination for rock music fans across the country.  The first annual Welcome To Rockville festival will be held along the beautiful St. Johns River in Downtown Jacksonville at Metropolitan Park on Sunday May 8th 2011. Featuring over 20 bands including Godsmack, Seether, Stone Sour, Theory Of A Deadman, Puddle Of Mudd, Skillet, Halestorm, Rev Theory, My Darkest Days, Jacksonville’s own Cold and many others.

Free Pancakes at Participating Perkins Restaurants 3/21 to Benefit Give Kids The World

On Monday, March 21, more than 420 Perkins Restaurant & Bakery locations will join together for a system-wide fundraiser benefitting Give Kids The World, a nonprofit organization that provides week-long vacations to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families at a fanciful, “storybook” retreat in Central Florida. Guests dining at participating restaurants on “Perkins Pancake Day” can enjoy a free shortstack of Perkins made-from-scratch buttermilk pancakes, expertly prepared using Perkins legendary recipe created and perfected more than 50 years ago. In return, guests can consider making a donation to Give Kids The World.