Community Spirit

Join a City-Wide Zumbathon to Fight Breast Cancer

JACKSONVILLE, FL -- Ever done Zumba?  People who Zumba says it's great fun because you can dance and wiggle off the calories.  Best of all, this Saturday you can Zumba in a city-wide event and help in the fight against breast cancer.

Heritage Christian Center is hosting a  Zumbathon on Saturday, October 22, 2011, at 7764 Normandy Village Parkway in Jacksonville, Florida, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Certified Zumba® instructors will facilitate the Party in Pink. Tickets are $15.00 and proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. 

High school students invited to create bear-awareness video for FWC contest


High school students interested in conserving the Florida black bear and raising public awareness about bears are invited to create a 1-minute video.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is extending the deadline in its 2011 Florida black bear public service announcement (PSA) contest. Launched in May, the FWC-sponsored contest now has a deadline of Nov. 18.

Local Dr. Launches Essay Contest to Ask Students to Solve Public Education Problems


Scot Ackerman, M.D. of First Coast Oncology has announced his third annual essay contest for local high school students, “Students Who Care.”  The topic for this year’s contest is: “Plato said ‘Necessity is the mother of invention.’ In what innovative ways would you solve the challenges that the public education system faces today?” 

Military Night Planned for "South Pacific"

JACKSONVILLE, FL -- It's packed with famous songs from years on stage. One favorite line is always, "I'm going to wash that man right out of my hair." 

"South Pacific" is coming to Jacksonville and military members can get a 25% discount on tickets at some performances.  They are also invited to purchase tickets for a special military night when the actors and actresses will take questions.

The performances are:




Dad-Daughter Date Night Planned for Military Fathers

JACKSONVILLE, FL -- It might just be the break from texting and video games you crave as a father.

Girls Inc. of Jacksonville is inviting active duty military Dads to bring their daugters to a special Dad-Daughter dinner/date night.  The non-profit group is offering a discount on tickets for the October 1st event.

There will be a dinner and dancing for the Dad-Daughter teams.