Events

10th Annual World’s Largest Ice Cream Social, Sept 27

 

Cold Stone Creamery and the Make-A-Wish Foundation are inviting the country to the 10th Annual World’s Largest Ice Cream Social on Sept. 27 for a free Sprinkled with Wishes Creation as the culmination of a month-long fundraising event. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Another Book Warehouse Sale Scheduled by Friends of Library

 

Another big Book Warehouse Sale, organized by Friends of the Jacksonville Public Library, starts Friday.

FJPL President Harry Reagan said the Sep. 23-25 sale will be bigger than the one in June.

TODAY: YMCA Offers Week of Free Type 2 Diabetes Screening

TODAY: YMCA Offers Week of Free Type 2 Diabetes Screening

One in three people in America are at risk for type 2 diabetes. That's more than 79 million people, according to the American Diabetes Association. Diabetes is the gateway to many additional health complications including, heart disease, nerve disease, kidney disease, stroke, blindness and more. Because diabetes is a silent and progressive disease, 50 percent of those at high risk do not realize it.

Type 2 diabetes is preventable if you make a change before it's too late, but there's no turning back once you receive a diagnosis.

YMCA Offers Week of Free Type 2 Diabetes Screening

YMCA Offers Week of Free Type 2 Diabetes Screening

One in three people in America are at risk for type 2 diabetes. That's more than 79 million people, according to the American Diabetes Association. Diabetes is the gateway to many additional health complications including, heart disease, nerve disease, kidney disease, stroke, blindness and more. Because diabetes is a silent and progressive disease, 50 percent of those at high risk do not realize it.

Type 2 diabetes is preventable if you make a change before it's too late, but there's no turning back once you receive a diagnosis.

The YMCA is doing everything possible to raise awareness for the startling reality of our country's diabetes epidemic. Locally, the Y has planned a week of free screenings, September 19 through 22, open to everyone in the community to learn their risk.

Tales of Our City Historic Cemetery Tour is Back!

Get ready for another historic “Tales of Our City” Cemetery Tour.

The tour this year is a much-requested nighttime tour of part of Evergreen Cemetery at 4535 N. Main St. The Port of Jacksonville Pilot Club and the Pilot Club of Orange Park are busy planning for an exciting weekend, Oct. 21-22.

Florida Blue Celebrates Seniors at its September Senior Wellness Health Seminar

Florida Blue Celebrates Seniors at its September Senior Wellness Health Seminar

Florida Blue Celebrates Seniors at its

September Senior Wellness Health Seminar

 

WHAT:                        This month, seniors and boomers around the country are celebrating living longer, fuller lives by making proactive changes in their lifestyles in order to stay healthy as aging occurs. To assist them with these healthy choices, the Jacksonville Florida Blue center invites local seniors and their families to its free Health Seminar observing Senior Wellness Month on September 10.

 

Skip Suiting Up on Miracle Jeans Day

Skip Suiting Up on Miracle Jeans Day

 

Jacksonville, FL (August 30, 2011)-  It’s time to pull your favorite pair of blue jeans out of the closet and go casual for kids!  Miracle Jeans Day is coming up on September 14, 2011, and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is hoping you will join us in making miracles happen in the lives of First Coast children.  All donations from participants will benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, which purchases critically needed medical equipment and Child Life resources for the pediatric programs of Shands Jacksonville and Wolfson Children’s Hospital. 

 

“Miracle Jeans Day” was created by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals as a fun way to get companies involved with their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Participating organizations encourage employees to purchase a sticker, button or a pin for $5, $10 or $20, giving them the privilege to wear jeans to work on Wednesday, September 14.