Feb
23
Fri
SOS Girls Leadership Conference @ Trinity Baptist Church
Feb 23 – Feb 24 all-day
SOS Girls Leadership Conference @ Trinity Baptist Church

On the weekend of February 23 – 24, 2018, Sisterhood Of Servants and S.O.S. Girls will take the initiative to make a lasting difference in the lives of teenage girls in Northeast Florida. We will be hosting our inaugural Leadership and Compassion Conference, the goal of which is to provide aspirational and practical hands-on teaching and mentoring for this vulnerable and valuable group of young women. Judge Angela Cox will be our keynote speaker. She is an “overcomer” and has a wonderful testimony of achievement made possible by hard work and the grace of God.

The conference will feature practical workshops, inspirational speakers, long term mentoring opportunities, Q&A panels, entertainment, fun, fellowship, and food. It is designed specifically for teen girls age 12-18, but women of all ages that have a heart of compassion and want to influence the next generation of servant leaders are also encouraged to attend. Convenient, online registration is now available through January 31st. Space is limited, so register early. Ticket price includes 3 meals, conference t-shirt, all workshop supplies, raffles, and giveaways. Simply click the link to reserve your place for the conference. This is your opportunity to invest in yourself, learn some new skills, and become acquainted with wonderful civic and business leaders in Jacksonville. Please save the date and mark your calendar for this special event.

Feb
24
Sat
2nd Annual “Reframing the Conversation”: Life-Planning Conference @ The Legends Center
Feb 24 all-day
2nd Annual "Reframing the Conversation": Life-Planning Conference @ The Legends Center

Kandice Jacobs Creations, Incorporated wants to help you! We understand the emotional discomfort many individuals & families experience in confronting end-of-life care and pre-planning decisions. Therefore on Feb. 24th, from 9A – 5P — at this comprehensive, FREE community event, you can expect mass workshops on the following: caregiver support, dementia, hospice care, elder care legal matters, estate planning & asset protection. As well, there will be a panel discussion addressing: life insurance, grief support and end-of-life options regarding disposition and ceremony. Understanding the painful memories often associated with the funeral home & cemetery setting, KJC is taking this conversation to a more emotionally neutral environment — The Legends Center here in Jacksonville, FL.
Realize, this conversation is not about you dying. It’s about developing a solid plan for the latter years of your life and leaving a lasting legacy for your loved ones. So, “let’s life-plan together!” Then, you can just get on with the joys of living! Registration will remain open through Thursday, Feb. 22nd. Countless professionals are graciously donating their time and expertise.

Kiddie Academy of St Johns Hosts DanceParty! @ Kiddie Academy of St Johns
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am
Kiddie Academy of St Johns Hosts DanceParty! @ Kiddie Academy of St Johns

Did you know children as young as 6 months old can recognize the beat in music and dance along? And by 4 years old, most are ready to learn partner steps? This winter, Kiddie Academy asks children of all ages to dance at its 3rd annual DanceParty!event on Saturday, February 24, starting at 10 a.m.
A leader in education-based child care and an advocate for musical education at every age, Kiddie Academy invites local families to join in this fun, free, indoor event hosted by Kiddie Academy of St Johns. Attendees will learn an age-appropriate dance and then showcase their new moves in an energetic and exciting dance party.
The event is designed to bring local families together through music and dance, according to Kiddie Academy’s Vice President of Education, Richard Peterson, and to highlight the ways in which Kiddie Academy’s Music & More lessons build on the young child’s natural love of music, stories, movement and pretend play. “Music is an integral part of Kiddie Academy’s Life Essentials® curriculum,” said Peterson. “Research shows that music can make your child a better learner. Exposure to music in an early learning setting can help children develop their reading and speech skills, while enabling them to focus better and develop socially.”
Register online at kiddieevents.com/danceparty
In case of inclement weather, contact your participating local Kiddie Academy.

Hall of Fame Speaker Series: African-American History Month @ World Golf Hall of Fame
Feb 24 @ 11:00 am
Hall of Fame Speaker Series: African-American History Month @ World Golf Hall of Fame

Join us at the Hall of Fame for a special Speaker Series celebrating African-American History Month. The event features a panel discussion with Lee Elder, the first African-American to play in the Masters Tournament in 1975; Pete McDaniel, freelance golf writer who collaborated with Tiger Woods on instruction and feature articles; and Wendell Haskins, golf executive and former Senior Director of Diversity with the PGA of America.

During your visit, be sure to stop by the Honoring the Legacy exhibit as it celebrates the achievements of African-Americans in the game of golf. The event will begin on Saturday, February 24th at 11AM. The event is included in Museum admission.

11:00AM: Panel Discussion with Pete McDaniel, Wendell Haskins and Lee Elder

11:45AM: Q&A with Panelists

12:00PM: “Uneven Lies” book signing with Pete McDaniel

1:00PM: Guided Tour of World Golf Hall of Fame (Meet in “History of the Game” exhibit)

Light of the World IMPACT Youth Rally 2018 @ Light of the World IMPACT Youth Rally @ Brantley County High School Gym
Feb 24 @ 6:00 pm
Light of the World IMPACT Youth Rally 2018 @ Light of the World IMPACT Youth Rally @ Brantley County High School Gym

Annual IMPACT Youth Rally featuring Ketric Newell, author of Liar, Liar Mullet on Fire, and student pastor of CrossPoint Church, Nashville, TN, also praise and worship with R8:28. FREE ADMISSION, We will have door prizes and open concessions.

CS LEWIS Onstage: The Most Reluctant Convert @ Florida Theatre
Feb 24 @ 8:00 pm
CS LEWIS Onstage: The Most Reluctant Convert @ Florida Theatre

Max McLean brings to life one of the most engaging personalities of our age and takes audiences on C.S. Lewis’ fascinating theatrical journey from vigorous debunker of faith to the most vibrant and influential Christian intellectual of the 20th Century.

TheaterMania says McLean delivers an “Uncannily Spot-on Performance!”The Chicago Sun-Times calls it “Bristling, Provocative, Highly Entertaining and Highly Recommended!” And The Weekly Standard writes “C.S. Lewis Onstage delivers something truly novel in modern theater: a story about an immensely creative mind arriving at the threshold of faith… a truthful, richly textured and witty account of religious conversion.”

Feb
25
Sun
Friends With Autism 5K and Community Walk @ Riverside Arts Market
Feb 25 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Friends With Autism 5K and Community Walk @ Riverside Arts Market

On your mark! Get your teams ready! RUN, WALK, STIM! Lets make strides for autism families and people with autism in Northeast, Florida.

Making Strides For Autism, Inc.’s 1st annual Friends With Autism 5K and Community Walk is more than just a Run and a Walk – it’s a Jax Mayorthon and a fun time for the entire community to come together. Join us after the race/walk for awards, community resource fair, giveaways, music, sensory zone for children and adults, speakers, and so much more!

Help us raise awareness, acceptance, and understanding for autism in Northeast Florida!

*Join us for the fun!
*Join us for the community!
*Join us to help the 1 in 68 that have been diagnosed with autism!
*Join us to support the estimated 15,000+ families and people with autism in Northeast Florida!
*Learn more and register at http://www.bit.ly/fwa5kwalk

#WhosYour1In68 #FriendsWithAutism #JaxMayorthon #JourneyToONE

Young Gifted and Black @ New Hope Pentecostal Church
Feb 25 @ 5:00 pm
Young Gifted and Black @ New Hope Pentecostal Church

Free event, Black History Program: Poets Music and Dance

Feb
27
Tue
Adoption Stories Discussed at Lifetree Café @ Mandarin Senior Center
Feb 27 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Adoption Stories Discussed at Lifetree Café @ Mandarin Senior Center

Difficult adoption decisions and the search for birth parents will be discussed at Lifetree Café at the Mandarin Senior Center on Tuesday, February 27th at 3:30PM.
The program, titled “Finding the Family I Never Knew,” features filmed interviews with two women, one who searched for and connected with her birth mother and one who, after 35 years, still searches for the child she placed for adoption. Like us on Facebook/LTCHopeJax.

Angel’s Envy Cocktails for a Cause @ Grape and Grain Exchange
Feb 27 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Angel’s Envy Cocktails for a Cause: Grape & Grain Exchange will be hosting a charity event at Grape & Grain Exchange on February 27th at 8:00 PM.

Join the Angel’s Envy Whiskey Guardians from from up and down the east coast to support Friends of Jacksonville Animals, Inc.! All donations will benefit our furry friends!

-$5 Suggested Donation-
Complimentary Bottle Engraving and Bourbon Tasting
Live Entertainment
Complimentary Food
Raffles and Silent Auction
Angel’s Envy Cocktail Features ($1 from the sale of each Angel’s Envy drink will go to charity)