Arts & Culture

High School Students: Time to Enter Manatee Art Contest

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) invites high school art students across the state to participate in a contest to create a piece of manatee artwork that will be used on the 2011-2012 manatee decal.

Students in grades 9-12 in Florida should coordinate with their school’s art teacher to submit the artwork, because each school may submit no more than five entries. Home-schooled students also are eligible to enter the contest. Contest details and forms are available online at MyFWC.com/Manatee.

Jacksonville Fashion Week Hosts Model Casting Call

Jacksonville Fashion Week (JFW), a multi-event celebration of fashion on Florida’s First Coast, is hosting a two-day model casting call from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at Walkers (2692 Post St.) and Thursday, Nov. 18 at The Brasserie (Beach Plaza, 1312 Beach Blvd.). JFW officials will select a total of 100-125 models to grace the catwalk at the inaugural Jacksonville Fashion Week, March 23-26, 2011.

Search for the Most Innovative "Green" Office Product

With a goal of searching worldwide for the next great idea for environmentally preferable office products, Staples is giving Jacksonville-area college students an opportunity to compete for a $25,000 grand prize if they submit a 1,000 word description of their idea by Dec. 23, 2010.

MOSH Calendar of Events

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Through January 9 – Prehistoric Predators – Walk alongside the dinosaurs!  Encounter a soaring Pteranodon with a 23-foot wingspan, a Maiasaura mother caring for her hatchlings, a Pachycephalosaurus, Apatosaurus, Albertosaurus and more in the limited-engagement exhibit, Prehistoric Predators.  Dinosaur models are handcrafted based on fossil records and equipped with internal computers, making them look – and sound – like the magnificent beasts that once roamed Earth! 

Wednesdays – Half-Price Half Days – Beginning at noon each Wednesday when school is in session, students receive 50% off MOSH's regular admission prices. Reduced rates are $4.00 for students 3-12 and $5.00 for students 13 and over. Students under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Discount may be applied toward college students with id.

Fleming Island High School 11th Grader to Host Hunger Banquet

After experiencing an Oxfam America Hunger Banquet this summer at a H.O.B.Y leadership conference, Fleming Island High School 11th grader Amy Nicotra decided to put on a Hunger Banquet at her own school. This has never been done before at Fleming Island High School, however Nicotera has registered anoutstanding 330+ 9th-12th grade students to attend.

The event is on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 1:45 until 3:30 PM at Fleming Island High School. Participants will experience the issues of world hunger and poverty through an emotional program. Along with the program, the "cost" of the event is 2 canned food items per person. We are donating all of the canned food items to the Green Coves Spring Food Bank to feed families for the upcoming holidays. Panera, Moes, and Winn-Dixie are our sponsors.

Legally Blonde The Musical Coming to Jax Jan. 16th

LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL will begin performances at Jacksonville’s Times Union Center’s Moran Theater on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 and will play through Sunday, January 16, 2011. Tickets go on sale Sunday, November 7, 2010.

8th Annual Antique Car Show and Open House

Saturday, November 13, 2010, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Cecil Pines Adult Living Community,  at the Cecil Commerce Center, on the Westside.

Spend the day viewing beautiful cars from the past and visit one of our  spacious homes.  We will have hot dogs, drinks, popcorn, sno-kones, a fun  house for the kids, clowns, make-up, blue grass music entertainment, and  free shredding service from 11 - 1.  Come out and see why Cecil Pines is  Jacksonville's most unique active Adult Community.  Admission is free.  All  donations for food, raffle tickets for all kinds of prizes, activities  benefit the Alzheimer's Association.  We raise thousands of dollars every  year in this event for this association.   For more information, please call  Christina at 771-8839.