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AUGUST
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EVENTS AT THE JACKSONVILLE LANDING!
Every day Friday, August 1 thru 31

Jacksonville Landing 2 Independent Drive Phone: 904.353.1188 Located in downtown Jacksonville on the St. John's
river, The Jacksonville Landing is the place to shop, browse, snack, dine, enjoy, and just be a part of the excitement
that is Jacksonville. From North Florida and around the United States, millions of people enjoy The Jacksonville
Landing's festive mix of shops, restaurants and eateries and its hundreds of entertainment events annually. The
Jacksonville Landing has strong local support with over 65,000 downtown office workers and over 1,000,000 residents
in the surrounding area. The Landing is also one of the best visitor attractions in the city attracting a large share of the
5.18 million visitors that come to Jacksonville.

August 14-Live entertainment in the courtyard with Palmetto Cats 6:00p.m-10p.m

   August 15 -Live entertainment in the courtyard with Hipp Street 5:00p.m.-9:00p.m and Swerved 9:30p.m.-2:00a.m.

   August 16-Live entertainment in the courtyard with Go Ask Alice 9:30p.m.-2:00a.m.

   August 17-Live entertainment in the courtyard with Brian Turner and Riptide 4:00p.m.-9:00p.m.

   August 19 -2 for 1 Lunch Special 10:30a.m-2:30pm

   August 21-Thunder at the Jacksonville Landing An organized motorcycle ride from the Baymeadows Adamec Harley
Davidson to The Jacksonville Landing. Live entertainment in the courtyard with Mint Julep from 7:00p.m.-11:00p.m. For
more information, (412) 818-5009.

   August 22-Live entertainment in the courtyard with Fat Lewis 5:00pm-9:00p.m. and Mint Julep 9:30p.m.-1:30a.m.

   August 23-Summer Celebration Free Concert Series featuring Dennis DeYoung and the music of Styx 8:00pm

   August 24-Live entertainment in the courtyard with Brian Turner and Riptide 4:00p.m.-9:00p.m.

   August 26-2 for 1 Lunch Special 10:30a.m-2:30pm

   August 28-Live entertainment in the courtyard with Ritmo y Sabor: Rhythm and Taste 9:00p.m.-12:00 a.m.

   August 29-Margaritaville Weekend with live entertainment in the courtyard with fun events all weekend long.



Chick-fil-A at Roosevelt Square teams with Second Harvest
An every day thing!

Chick-fil-A at Roosevelt Square Kids Cafe Summer Meals Program Purchase a voucher through the Roosevelt Square
Chick-fil-A for $5 and receive a coupon for a free Chick-fil-A sandwich. Each $5 contributed will provide a boxed lunch
for an underpriveleged child in Jacksonville this summer. TO PURCHASE: Call Laura Burris, marketing manager for
Chick-fil-A at Rooselvelt Square, at 904.386.6577 or e-mail lrburris@bellsouth.net


Just A Buck, Change Their Luck campaign for Pet Smart

Every day Saturday, August 9 thru 26
JUST A BUCK, CHANGE THEIR LUCK" IS AUGUST 9-26, 2008 Fall 2008 campaign features the first Just A Buck,
Change Their Luck Online Pet Photo Contest; Winning dog and cat will appear on next year's campaign merchandise!
The contest dates are August 9-September 6, 2008. Rules and entry information can be found at
www.petsmartcharities.org. Click on Just A Buck. There is no fee to enter, and the rewards are priceless.


JaxParks presents Flick & Float - Game Plan
Friday, August 08, 2008  6:00pm - 10pm

Blue Cypress Park - 1410 University Blvd.
Come swim and splash in the pool, or play several games, and fun challenges with us on the field; then at night fall
enjoy a family movie and refreshments.
Contact: For more information all 904-630-4100


JaxParks presents Back to School Dance
Friday, August 22, 2008  6:00 - 9:30pm

Mary Lena Gibbs Gym - 6974 Wilson Blvd.
The beginning of a new school year is just days away!!!! So let’s end summer the right way….. With a “Back to School
Dance” there will be a live dj, dancing, refreshments, and more. All are welcomed.
Contact: For more information call 904-630-4100


Summer Beach Run
August 23, 2008

For more info call: 904-731-1900 Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250 6-9 PM


JaxParks presents Kidz` Runnin` Wild Mini Track Meet
Saturday, September 13, 2008  11a.m. - 3p.m.
Blue Cypress Park - 4012 University Blvd.
Is your child the next Olympic hopefull for Track & Field? Well let`s find out with our mini track meet for kids ages 2yrs -
5yrs old; we even have trikes for those lil` legs that can`t make it around the track. It`s gonna be cute & fun! It`s our 1st
ever Kidz Runnin` Wild Mini Track Meet @ Blue Cypress Park. Refreshments will be served.
Contact: For more information call: 94-630-4100


JaxParks presents Movies in the Park (Lil Rascals)
Friday, September 19, 2008  6:30p.m. (movie @ dusk)
A Philip Randolph Park - 1096 A. Philip Randolph Blvd.
Come and enjoy a beautiful evening on us. Come and picnic on the lawn of A. Philip Randolph Park and enjoy a family
movie under the stars.
Contact: For more information call 904-630-4100.



Jacksonville Senior Games
September 22 - 28th

The Jacksonville Senior Games is an Olympic style event for men and women 50 years of age or older.  The Senior
Games promotes healthy and active lifestyles for First Coast seniors.  This 2008  event will be held from Monday, Sept.
22, to Sunday, Sept. 28.  Whether a seasoned athlete or a novice, we encourage all seniors to participate.  Top
finishers advance to the annual Florida Senior Games State Championships and potentially the National Senior
Games. Being healthy and active is not only important for physical well being, but for mental well being as well.  This is
why the Jacksonville Senior Games offer non-physical games and activities, as well as plenty of social events that
allow our participants to renew friendships, create new ones and share experiences.  To register
CLICK HERE


Making Strides Against Breast Cancer  
October 11, 2008 8-12 noon
5K beach walk, run or bike to celebrate life and breast cancer survivorship. Funds benefit the American Cancer
society's programs of education, patient services, advocacy & research. www.cancer.org/stridesonline
Location: Sea Walk Pavilion & Beach For more information: 904-249-0022

5th Annual Buddy Walk
October 18, 2008

Down Syndrome Association public awareness and fundraiser for programs to benefit children with Down syndrome.
One mile walk on the beach, music, clowns, inflatables. Location: Sea Walk Pavilion For more information: 904-353-
6300 or visit http://www.dsaj.org


Georgia vs. Florida  Football Classic
October 27-November 1, 2008

Sports Complex Game Day: November 1 Kickoff TBA Jacksonville, Florida  A great time for Bulldogs, Gators and
everyone else! Join the celebration that attracts fans from near and far. Don't miss the Championship Dreams Festival
(the home of interactive games and autograph sessions with sports greats), Suncoast RV City, Hall of Fame Induction
Ceremony and much more.  University of Georgia Ticket Office (877) 542-1231 University of Florida Ticket Office
In-state: (800) 34-GATOR (42867) Out-of-state: (352) 375-GOUF (4683)


Out of the Darkness Community Walk  
November 1, 2008
            
Non-competitive 5K walk to raise awareness and funds about suicide prevention.
Sea Walk Pavilion For more
information visit http://www.outofthedarkness.org


Veterans Day Parade
November 11, 2008

Downtown Jacksonville If your group is interested in participating in the 2008 parade, call (904) 630-3690 or email
ccbutler@coj.net.


2008 Jacksonville Light Parade
November 29th

7 p.m., Downtown Riverfront Thanksgiving weekend wouldn't be complete without the Jacksonville Light Parade. Boats
of every shape and size are imaginatively adorned with decorations that captivate senses and stimulate imaginations.
Seafarers and landlubbers of all ages are sure to be dazzled by the area's largest lighted boat parade. Following the
boat parade, fireworks will be shot from river barges in front of The Jacksonville Landing, Hyatt Regency Hotel and
west of the Acosta Bridge. The signature "waterfall" fireworks will be shot from both sides of the Main Street Bridge and
the east side of the Acosta Bridge. See the City Website
HERE


New Year's Eve Celebration Downtown Jacksonville 5k Run / GATOR BOWL
Parade
The VyStar Financial Group 5K Run is a great way to get involved with all the excitement the Toyota Gator Bowl has to
offer. If running, walking, or biking is your thing, this race is for you. The race is held right before the Gator Bowl Parade,
and runs along the parade route through downtown Jacksonville.  Each entrant will receive a VyStar Credit Union 5K
Run T-shirt.  For
MORE INFO


Winn-Dixie Hometown Gator Bowl Parade 3 p.m. Downtown Jacksonville $10 Reserved Parade Seat
You are invited to celebrate New Year's Eve at the Winn-Dixie Hometown Gator Bowl Parade. The "Take a Walk on the
Wild Side" themed parade features colorful floats, high school bands, college bands, giant helium balloons, and
entertaining specialty units. The units will be routed through the Northbank in downtown Jacksonville. Gator Bowl
Association


The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training Information Meeting
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training® is the world's largest endurance sports training
program. The program provides training to run or walk marathons and half marathons or participate in triathlons
and century (100-mile) bike rides. Since 1988, more than 360,000 volunteer participants have helped raise more than
$850 million. By helping to raise funds for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma research and patient
services, you'll receive:  Personalized fitness training by certified coaches for a period of four to five months...
Training clinics... Your own personal Web site for online fundraising ... A supportive group of teammates...
Lodging and airfare to more than 60 accredited events in the United States and abroad.  Who can participate:  
Anyone that enjoys walking or running and wants to help find a cure for blood cancers.  For questions or to
register for an info meeting call or go online: Courtney Furgerson
Courtney.furgerson@lls.org
www.teamintraining.org/nfl   904-332-6414
JACKSONVILLE
Sunday, August 3 – 2:00 p.m.
Beaches Regional Library
600 3rd Street, Neptune Beach, 32266
Tuesday, August 5 – 6:30 p.m
South Mandarin Regional Library
12125 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, 32223
Tuesday, August 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Yates Family YMCA
221 Riverside Ave., Jacksonville, 32202
Wednesday, August 6 – 6:30 p.m.
Pablo Creek Regional Library
13295 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, 32246
Thursday, August 7 – 6:30 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn
9745 Gate Pkwy North, Jacksonville, 32246
Thursday, August 21 – 5:30 p.m.
Riverplace Tower
1301 Riverplace Blvd., Jacksonville, 32207