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A "Little" Bit of Family Fun

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The Art of Nature

November 8    9 AM – 5 PM

Enjoy an autumn day at the Arboretum as we celebrate our sixth anniversary with a full day of fun and educational activities for the entire family. The event will showcase the "art" of nature with 40 artists working solo and in groups to create unique sculptures along the Lake Loop and adjacent trails. Also featured will be the largest display of fairy and gnome houses in Jacksonville!

Educational demonstrations on a variety of nature – related topics will be given by the

  • Museum of Science & History (MOSH) and Gopher Tortoise Council,
  • North Florida Woodcarvers Group, FSCJ Printmaking, UNF Sculpture Guild,
  • The Sierra Club, Duval County Extension Service, 
  • Jacksonville Zoo, Lesley Royce/Merlin the Barred Owl.
  • Chainsaw artist James Gandy will be giving demos and
  • Jacksonville Public Library will offer storytelling throughout the day.
  • Merchandise such as glass art, handmade soaps & lotions, bee products, jewelry, olives, artwork and other nature-inspired products will also be available.
  • Live music by Old Time Jam and Al Poindexter & River Rise,
  • Food trucks, an ice cream truck,
  • children's art & craft activities, 
  • Nature walks through this beautiful and picturesque property.
  • Last, but not least, there will be a tribute to our military in recognition of Veteran's Day on November 11.

Admission is $5.00 (cash preferred and no discounts), children under 12 are free and our celebration is open to the entire Jacksonville community. Please note – NO DOGS DURING THE EVENT.

1445 Millcoe Road, Jacksonville FL 32225 – Off Monument Road, just east of I-295

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Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra

This early childhood literacy & music program is designed to increase arts access for preschoolers and foster a love of reading through music. This interactive musical presentation stimulates the imagination with a story combined with music and engages them in active listening.           Admission is FREE.

Saturday, November 1, 2014, at 11 a.m., Main Library, 303 Laura St. N. Jax, FL 32202 
Saturday, November 22, 2014, at 11 a.m., West Regional Library, 1425 Chaffee Rd. S Jax, FL 32221
Saturday, January 3, 2015, at 11 a.m., University Park Branch Library, 3435 University Blvd N Jax, FL 32277                 
Saturday, February 28, 2015, at 11 a.m., Beaches Branch Library, 600 3rd Street, Neptune Beach, FL 32266

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Book Warehouse Sale

Friends of Jacksonville Public Library volunteers are working hard to get ready for their next big Book Warehouse Sale – November 6 – 15, 2014 at the FJPL Book Warehouse in the University Park Library, 3435 University Blvd. N.  "We are excited about this sale," FJPL President Gail Hunyar said.  "Customers will find some great books, at great prices and they'll be helping Jacksonville's libraries because the proceeds will be used to supplement the Library's budget."

The sale will open with a special deal for FJPL members – 25 percent off.  Later in the sale, the popular $10 bag will be featured.  That's all the books you can stuff into a brown grocery bag for $10.

Here's the schedule for the sale:
Nov 6 (Thu.) 4:00 to 7:00
(FJPL members only sale – 25% discount)
Nov 7 (Fri.) 2:00 to 8:00
Nov 8 (Sat.) 10:00 to 4:00
Nov 9 (Sun.) 12:00 to 5:00 ($10 bag starts)
Nov 11 (Tue.) 10:00 to 4:00 (Veterans Day) ($10 bag continues)
Nov 15 (Sat.) 10:00 to 4:00 ($10 bag continues)(last day of sale)


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In the spirit of collaboration and accessibility, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, MOSH and MOCA Jacksonville have teamed up to offer free admission to children ages 3 – 12 during the month of November. Visitors will be able to explore great new exhibits like Land of the Tiger at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, Get Real: New American Painting at MOCA Jacksonville, and Odyssey's SHIPWRECK! Pirates & Treasure at MOSH. An adult must be present, and this promotion is not valid with other discounts or for separately ticketed events. Groups not to exceed six people.

Valid only November 1 – November 30, 2014.  Up to 5 children (ages 3-12) get in FREE with a general admission paying adult.  No coupon necessary.  Cannot be used for special events or combined with any other discounts/offers.  This offer is not intended for schools, organizations or associations.   904-757-4463   370 Zoo Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32218   904-396-MOSH (6674)   1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207   904-366-6911   333 North Laura St, Jacksonville, FL 32202


8th Annual Jacksonville University

Fall Arts & Crafts/Bake Fair

SHOW DATE: November 14, 2014

SHOW TIME: 10 a.m.-2p.m.

LOCATION: Kinne Center