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. 

Hope Haven to Host Event for Down Syndrome and Autism Programs

Hope Haven to Host Event for Down Syndrome and Autism Programs

Hope Haven Children's Clinic and Family Center will host the 10th annual Sounds of Hope Gala and Auction to raise funds for children with Down syndrome and autism on Friday, November 18 at 6:30 pm at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront.

The event will feature hundreds of items for bid, including travel packages, restaurant gift certificates, sports memorabilia, art and children's gifts.

"Sounds of Hope raises funds to provide comprehensive evaluations for children with Down syndrome and autism," said Laurie Price, Executive Director of Hope Haven. "For many families, the financial impact of having a child with special needs can be devasting. Many children who require life-changing interventions would not receive care without financial assistance."

An estimated 1 child in every 500 has an autism spectrum disorder and more than 400,000 people in the United States have Down syndrome.

Adopters Can Add a Furry Friend to Their Family for $25


The Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS), First Coast No More Homeless Pets (FCNMHP) and the City of Jacksonville’s Animal Care and Protective Services (ACPS) are celebrating the reopening of the Mandarin Adoption Center with $25 pet adoptions.

ElderSource Event Honoring Advocates and Caregivers

ElderSource Event Honoring Advocates and Caregivers

Friends of ElderSource is excited to announce it's upcoming signature event, A Night with the Stars. The event will honor advocates and caregivers of elders in our community. Honorable Mayor Alvin Brown will be the keynote speaker and Mrs. Delores Barr Weaver will be recognized for her compassion for elders.

$10 CUT-A-THON, October 9



Presented by: HAIRZ LOOKING AT YOU and Nicole Wiley-Sidibe

, FL  32246-8743


Patients and survivors of breast cancer

will get a FREE MAKEOVER!!!


October 9, 2011

12:00 PM to 5:00 PM


Come in to enjoy a day of beauty and to help support

Breast Cancer Awareness Month


There will be food, fun, silent auctions, and live entertainment by:

New Beginnings Entertainment


Arlington Community Garden Planting of the Fall Food Pantry Garden

Arlington Community Garden invites the garden curious to come out and help put in the fall food pantry garden. They will have lots of seedlings to put in and would appreciate your help in their support of the Arlington Community Services' Food Pantry.

Pumpkins on the Point Opens Oct., 1st

Pumpkins on the Point Opens Oct., 1st


Picking the perfect pumpkin is no “one size fits all” event! That’s why you need truckloads (2 to be exact) to choose from. Starting Saturday, October 1st the front lawn of Jacksonville’s Southside United Methodist Church (SUMC), AKA “The Point”’ will be covered with pumpkins for PUMPKINS ON THE POINT! We invite the community to join in the fun of this annual tradition.