2018 Calendar – Posing For Paws @
Dec 6 @ 7:03 am – Dec 31 @ 7:03 pm
2018 Calendar - Posing For Paws @

Posing For Paws is a fundraising calendar that features homeless shelter pets with people in the community who give back. The theme of the calendar is to inspire KINDNESS by inviting people to adopt pets and get involved by volunteering for a cause they are passionate about. Each person in the calendar gives back in some way to the community (you might even know a few of the people in the calendar). Each pet is from a different rescue/shelter from the community and is looking for a home. Some of the people in the calendar have served our country and are now giving back to help pets and people!

These 2018 Calendars make GREAT GIFTS WITH A PURPOSE for YOU, the pet lover in your life, or to say thank you to your valuable and loyal clients (and dedicated staff). Please consider buying more than one or in a bulk number like:

110 Calendars for a $1,000 donation
55 Calendars for $500 donation
30 Calendars for $250 donation
(or any other quantity higher or lower)

All proceeds from the calendar go back into the community continuing to educate and help people and pets. EPIC Outreach assists people in the community with pet food, veterinary care, spay/neuters, and other resources to keep pets out of shelters and with the owners that love and care for them. We also go into schools teaching kids about compassion for animals and the environment.

Your clients, business partners, family, and friends will love this GIFT WITH A PURPOSE! I hope you will support this AMAZING project and all the goodness it will bring for people and animals in Jacksonville in 2018. Order one (or two) today at or contact me to buy in bulk for your business or family get-together 904-274-1177. The calendars online are $12.00 (use code FAF20 and save 20%). In-person I have a special 3 for $20.

Happy Holidays!

A Bethlehem Visit @ Ponte Vedra Presbyterian Church
Dec 8 – Dec 9 all-day

A Bethlehem Visit is a walk-through event. You will feel like you visited Bethlehem on the night Christ was born. Wearing comfortable shoes is reccomended.

Parking is available at the TPC lot off Palm Valley Road. $5 per car

Polar Express Night @ Lake Shore United Methodist Church
Dec 8 all-day
Polar Express Night @ Lake Shore United Methodist Church

Free Fun for the Family! Let’s watch the movie together and enjoy fun activities! Hot dogs, popcorn, hot chocolate, & other snacks! Kids are invited to wear pajamas. Special Guest…Santa will provide small gifts for kids!

Downtown Dazzle @ Jacksonville Children's Chorus
Dec 8 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Jacksonville Children’s Chorus (JCC) is proud to present its third annual downtown holiday celebration by illuminating the outside of its downtown office, located at 225 East Duval Street, with festive lights synchronized to recorded songs of the season performed by JCC. Holiday, Christmas and Hanukkah songs will be broadcast on 94.5 FM radio for onlookers to enjoy.

Downtown Dazzle begins Friday, November 24, 2017 and continues through New Year’s Eve. Each night, 12-minute presentations will begin at 5:30 p.m. and conclude at 9:30 p.m. The synchronized lights designed by Darren Hufty, who along with Miller Electric, bring the building and the downtown block to life. The sponsor for the event is Elena Flats, LLC.

Heckscher Drive Baptist Church – Outdoor Movie Night @ Polar Express Movie Night
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm

Heckscher Drive Baptist Church presents an outdoor movie “The Polar Express” Friday, December 8th at 6 pm. There will be a train ride (6 to 8 pm), food, hot chocolate, coffee & sodas. The movie will start at 7 pm. Bring a chair & blanket.

Jason Gray Christmas tour with Chris August and Hannah Kerr @ Bacon County Theatre
Dec 9 all-day

On December 9th, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m. The Jason Gray Christmas tour with special Guests Chris August and Hannah Kerr, is coming to the Bacon County Theatre, in Alma, Georgia.
Tickets are : $12.00 general admission ( doors open at 6.30 p.m. )
$ 20.00 VIP ( doors open at 5:30 p.m. for a question and answer with the Artists )
For ticket information contact Alma Church of God @ 912-632-4793

“Art from Around the World” Painter Susan Astleford Art Exhibition @ The Vault at 1930 Art Gallery
Dec 9 – Dec 16 all-day
"Art from Around the World" Painter Susan Astleford Art Exhibition @ The Vault at 1930 Art Gallery

The Vault @ 1930 welcomes nationally recognized painter and Jacksonville resident Susan Astleford!
Show Opening Cocktail Reception
Saturday December 9th 5:30pm – 7:30pm Public Invited
About Susan Astleford
Susan lives with her husband, Paul, in Jacksonville, Florida, on the beautiful St John’s River. She has had the benefit of living in California, Washington DC, suburban Chicago, Orlando, the Gold Coast of Chicago, Columbus, Ohio and Paris, France.
Her parents treasured her drawings she created at age three and enrolled her in oil painting classes a few years later, stimulating a long career in art. During college, Astleford studied Commercial Art and Fine Art, and graduated with a degree in Art Education from Penn State. She worked as a commercial artist in Washington, DC.
Her medium of choice for thirty years had been watercolor for its translucent beauty and portability, but her new love is oils – in particular, water mixable oils have become her mainstay.
Travel, Astleford’s second favorite pastime – in Europe, Asia, New Zealand, the Caribbean, Israel, the Middle East, Africa and America – has been a most exciting education in cultural diversity, architecture, costume, flora and fauna – and those images provide endless subjects for paintings.
Astleford has taught watercolor to adults for five years in Orlando, and water-soluble oils to adults for seven years in Columbus, Ohio, and Bonita Springs, Florida. She has been a member of the Palette and Chisel Academy in Chicago, Oil Painters of America, Ohio Plein Air Society, American Artists Professional League, Inc., Allied Artists of America, Inc., American Impressionist Society, St. Augustine Art Association and Women Painters of the Southeast.
Education: BS in Art Education from Penn State University
Workshops in oil and watercolor from Phil Austin, Tom Hill, Ralph Ledesma, Phyllis Kozlowski, Andrew Johns, Phil Kantz, Diane Rath, Scott Burdick, Phil Beck, Gregg Kreutz, Kim English, Jeff Legg, David Leffel, Kenn Backhaus, Marc Hanson, Diane Fraser and Peggy Kroll-Roberts were great learning opportunities, and Astleford is looking forward to a November workshop with T. Allen Lawson. A ten-day Masters Class in Anglin-sur-l’Anglin, France, with Kevin and Wanda MacPherson was definitely an educational highlight and a turning point in Astleford’s confidence in her artwork.
Recent awards include Best of Show, St. Augustine Art Association, ‘Florida Forever’ Exhibition – ‘Egret with Turtles’ and Best of Show, St. Augustine Art Association, ‘Annual Honors Show – 2016’ – ‘House Hunters’

Ain’t No Party like a Rethreaded Christmas Party @ Rethreaded
Dec 9 @ 9:00 am
Ain't No Party like a Rethreaded Christmas Party @ Rethreaded

Holiday shopping that changes lives! We have our best selection of gifts in stock. Need to send gifts to out of town relatives? We will take care of the shipping for you! All boxes over $50 are free shipping and boxes under $50 are $5 shipping.

9 am Yoga class hosted by Hot Spot Power Yoga!
Make and take home your own Rethreaded Holiday Ornament!
Yummy hot chocolate + coffee bar!
Sample our fav foods from our Freedom Market!

Christmas Made in the Country @ Canaday's Barn
Dec 9 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

“Christmas Made in the Country”
Located at 3399 Jessie Road
Hilliard, FL

Lots to buy from Home Made gifts & crafts
and Other Vendors will also be present

Pictures with Santa
Lots of Food and Baked Goods
Get your shopping done

Polar Express LIVE @ Okefenokee Heritage Center
Dec 9 @ 3:00 pm
Polar Express LIVE @ Okefenokee Heritage Center

A free live reading of the classic book The Polar Express in our historic train depot, complete with 400 foot long passenger car train.