Events

TODAY: Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi introduced a resolution which was signed by the Governor and the Cabinet proclaiming today, August 27th, 2011, Prescription Drug Take Back Day for the State of Florida. In an effort to bring statewide awareness to the prescription drug abuse problem local Law Enforcement is working with our community partners and have organized 72 sites across the State of Florida to take receipt of unwanted or expired medications in an event called Project Drug Drop.

Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi introduced a resolution which was signed by the Governor and the Cabinet proclaiming August 27th, 2011 Prescription Drug Take Back Day for the State of Florida. In an effort to bring statewide awareness to the prescription drug abuse problem local Law Enforcement is working with our community partners and have organized 72 sites across the State of Florida to take receipt of unwanted or expired medications in an event called Project Drug Drop.

TOMORROW: Orange Park Mall to host a Back to School Fashion Show

Orange Park Mall will host a Back to School Fashion Show on Saturday, August 13 at 2 p.m. featuring mall retailers. 

On Sunday, August 14 kids will enjoy face painting and balloon artists at the Back to School Kidgits Event from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Tickets on Sale TODAY: Sesame Street Live "Elmo's Super Heroes" in Jacksonville Sept. 16 - 18

Calling all super heroes! Super Grover needs your help – and it’s Elmo and the Fabulous Five to the rescue when this fantastic musical production zooms into Jacksonville. Join Elmo, Zoe, Abby Cadabby, Telly Monster and Zoe’s pet rock Rocco for Sesame Street Live “Elmo’s Super Heroes” at Times Union Center for Performing Arts (Moran Theater) from Friday, Sept. 16 through Sunday, Sept. 18. Tickets for all five performances go on sale Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 10 a.m.

When Super Grover loses his superness, Sesame Street needs a hero! Never fear, Elmo and his team of super heroes are here. Teaching lessons of healthy habits through song and dance, Elmo, Abby Cadabby and your favorite Sesame Street friends will explore exercise, nutrition, sleep/energy and hygiene – all in a quest to put the “super” back in Super Grover. It’s Elmo’s Super Heroes to the rescue!

TOMORROW: Teacher Appreciation Expo

TOMORROW: Teacher Appreciation Expo

All Clay County Teachers* are invited to Enter-to-win door prizes, Enjoy free refreshments & Pick up supplies for your classrooms!

Free Breast Care Symposium Provides Answers

Free Breast Care Symposium Provides Answers

Women want answers and dialogue about breast cancer.  The fourth annual Pink Ribbon Symposium presented by Cancer Specialists of North Florida and F.R.O.G. (Florida Radiation Oncology Group) in cooperation with Orange Park Cancer Center promises to present important up-to-date information about breast cancer prevention, early detection and treatment options, side effects of treatment, survivorship, as well as overall good health and wellness topics. The Symposium is free, and designed for people interested in learning more about breast cancer from area physicians and experts.  This year’s keynote speaker is seven-time Olympic gold medal winner Shannon Miller, a cancer survivor.

            

Mother Organizes Jacksonville's First Chiari Walk

Mother Organizes Jacksonville's First Chiari Walk

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- There is a new walk hitting the streets of Jacksonville; it's for a rare disorder.

Amanda Wendorff, of Orange Park, said she thought she was alone, when just last year her 7-year-old son was diagnosed with Chiari Malformation.

"I didn't know anyone that had it," explains Wendorff when her son was first diagnosed.

Through social media and searches online she found a small group of people on the First Coast also dealing with the challenges of Chiari.

It is a disorder that can affect the brain and spinal cord and causes excruciating headaches. 

In an effort to spread awareness about this possibly debilitating disorder she has organized the first ever Conquer Chiari Walk in Jacksonville.

It is a nationwide event that will take place in several states all on the same day.