Community Spirit

Jacksonville Public Library Branch Celebrates 80th Anniversary

Branch is oldest continually-used library building in system

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 3, 2010 – The Jacksonville Public Library will celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Willowbranch Branch Library with activities for all ages. Jacksonville City Councilman Michael Corrigan will serve as the keynote speaker for the program commemorating the opening of the library in 1930 and its importance to the community.

Saturday, Nov. 6  11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Willowbranch Branch Library 2875 Park St. – 32205

Former and current residents are invited to share stories about Willowbranch and the neighborhood after the formal program in the library. Adults and teens will have the opportunity to play circa1930 parlor games while children can enjoy facepainting, art and crafts and other activities. Friends of the Willowbranch Library is sponsoring the celebration. 

 

Hubbard House Announces Winner in Youth Art Contest

Mariah Blanton, an 8-year-old from Glen St. Mary, Florida, is the grand prize winner in Hubbard House’s first-ever Domestic Violence Awareness Month Youth Art Contest. She will receive a party for 10 at Jungle Quest, an indoor facility for kids that offers rock climbing, zip lines, tree houses and more.

Young Lady From Jacksonville Who Gave the Gift of Life to be Honored on 2011 Donate Life Rose Parade

Haley Moore was a compassionate 17-year-old who grew up in the Arlington area of Jacksonville, Fla. with her mom, dad and twin sister, Jessica. Days before starting her senior year at Terry Parker High School, Haley was involved in a tragic car accident. Haley died the next day on August 3, 2007 due to severe head trauma. With her decision to become an organ donor, Haley’s compassion lives on, giving life to those in desperate need.

Dance Marathon at the University of North Florida, November 20-21

University of North Florida students will gather together on November 20-21, 2010 to raise funds and awareness for Children’s Miracle Network.

October 20, 2010– If you were in college, wouldn’t you want to participate in the University of North Florida’s largest all night party for a cause?  November 20-21, 2010 will mark the third year that Dance Marathon at the University of North Florida has taken place on the First Coast.

MOSH: Bryan-Gooding Planetarium, Nov. 11

The wait is almost over!  The Grand Opening Celebration of the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium is set for November 11th through 14th.  The opening will begin a new chapter in the Museum of Science & History’s 59-year history of space science programming.  

Jacksonville RollerGirls November Charity Bout

Jacksonville RollerGirls home teams First Coast Fatales and River City Rat Pack will battle it out in the name of justice. JRG held our first CrimeStoppers bout last year in memory of Somer Thompson and have since committed to an annual partnership with the organization with the goal of keeping our community safe. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the first bout will begin at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 in advance or $12.00 at the door. Tickets can be purchased in advance from Skate Bomb in Jacksonville Beach, www.BrownPaperTickets.com, or from one of your local roller derby girls.

City Rescue Mission to Host “Turkey and a Tour” Turkey Drive

In preparation for feeding the homeless and needy this holiday season, City Rescue Mission is seeking donations to help feed more than 1,000 people on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. From 9 a.m. to noon on Nov. 6, City Rescue Mission will host the “Turkey and a Tour” turkey drive at the New Life Inn on State Street in Downtown Jacksonville. Community members are asked to drop off a turkey to assist in serving thousands of hungry men, women and children who come to the Mission for help.