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CONTENTS

COMMUNITY ARTS KIDS HEALTH CUISINE SPORTS MUSIC NIGHTLIFE

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ROLLCALL: WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TOY TO PLAY WITH GROWING UP?

TERRI MASHOUR

SUSIE RAWLINS

GUEST PUBLISHER

GUEST PUBLISHER

MIKE WHITE

MEREDITH TEKIN

NATALIA GONZALES

JASMIN LANKFORD

JOE SNOWBERGER

He-Man!

My Little Ponies!

K’nex.

My American Girl doll because she looked just like me.

Matchbox cars.

CEO OF CFM

I loved Speak and Spell, Nintendo Super My favorite toys that I remember Mario Brothers, My Little Pony, Troll doll, were our Game Boy, my bike, Pound Puppies, She-ra action figures, Nintendo, and our dolls (Cricket, and Snoopy Sno Cone machine. Barbie, and Cabbage Patch).

PRESIDENT OF CFM

ART DIRECTOR

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

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Easy Bake oven.

My green soccer ball named Slimer.

I played outside with a stick. I lived in the country.

My bright blue Hippity Hop.

Rollerblades.

Polly Pocket.

UNO.

FALLON MAYER

STACEY STEINER

SHELTON BUCHANAN COMMUNITY EDITOR

Transformers.

MARK MARLAR VIDEO DIRECTOR

My BMX bike.

CONTRIBUTING WRITER

MARKETING SPECIALIST

ALYCIA BREN

LEIGHA WARD

TIARA JEFFERS

JOEY VOKAC

CRAIG ONEAL

KELLY WHITE

CHER DAVIS

I was thought I was the Little Mermaid so that was my favorite doll!

Bop It! It was fun and helped me learn coordination.

My Game Boy.

A homemade carved wooden sling shot, from Boy Scouts.

My Barbie.

Electronic handheld games, naturally. #imagamer

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2017 EDITORIAL CALENDAR

SECTION

JANUARY THEME

EVENTS

COMMUNITY

MARCH

APRIL KIDS

MAY

JUNE

GRAB A BITE

RUNNING

Community Events

Nonprofit Cooking

Nonprofit Races

Kids Charities

Beer Dinners For Charity

Sports Teams Giving Back

KIDS

Kids Events

Kids Eat Free

Kid Races

Summer Camps

Non-Alcoholic Beverages

Kids Leagues

HEALTH

Counseling Services Health Events

Heart Health Month Nutritional Options

List of Races Women’s Health

Kid’s Health Stress Management

Low-Cal Beers/Wines Mental Health Month

Trainers Behind the Pros Men’s Health Month

ARTS

Arts Events

Dining at the Museum

Races Supporting The Arts

Kids Art Activities

Painting and Pints

Sports Inspired Art

CUISINE

Cuisine Events

Restaurants Around Town

Pre-Race Meals

Kids Eat Free and Themed Restaurants

Beer Inspired Recipes

Sports Themed Restaurants

SPORTS

Sports Events

Sports Themed Restaurants

Stadium Runs

Kid Sports Clubs

THE PLAYERS Parties (TPC)

Team Profiles

NIGHTLIFE

Nightlife Events

Late Night Munchies

Beer Runs

Kid-Friendly Establishments

Beer Bars/Wine Bars

Where to Spot Celebrities

MUSIC

Music Events

Dinner with a Song (restaurants with live music)

Music-Related Runs

Kid Concerts

Bar Bands

Stadium Rockers (local musicians)

JULY

SECTION

FEBRUARY

AUGUST SEPTEMBER OCTOBER

BEER AND WINE

SPORTS

NOVEMBER DECEMBER

THEME

AROUND TOWN

ATTORNEYS

ARTS

NIGHTLIFE

MUSIC

12 SANTAS

COMMUNITY

Nonprofits Around Town

Free Legal Help

Art Nonprofits

Drinking for a Cure

Music Charities

Nonprofits for the Holidays

KIDS

Buy Local: Kids

Family Law

Kids Art Classes

Teen Nights/Clubs

Music Lessons

Kids Nonprofits

HEALTH

Buy Local: Health Dental Health

Lawyers who Run Foot Health

Art Therapy National Yoga Month

Where to Workout Breast Cancer Awareness

Group Fitness with Music Lung Cancer Awareness

Health-Related Nonprofits Physical Therapy

ARTS

Buy Local: Art

Legalize your Art

Art Events

Bar Art

Band Album Covers

Art Nonprofits

CUISINE

Local Restaurants

Law Bites (favorite lawyer restaurants)

Local Art in Restaurants

Drink and Food Pairings

Dining with Music

Restaurants That Give Back

SPORTS

Buy Local Memorabilia

Sports Law

Sports Photographers

Before/After the Game

Local Musicians at the Stadium

Sports Nonprofits

NIGHTLIFE

Neighborhood Bars

DUI Law

Mixology (the art of cocktails)

Bar Profiles

Bar Bands

Bars That Give Back

MUSIC

Buy Local: Music Stores

Own Your Voice (copyright law)

Music Education

DJs

Music Events

Bands That Give Back

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F FEATURE Fun4FirstCoastKids.com Hi! We’re Terri Mashour and Susie Mashour Rawlins from Fun4FirstCoastKids.com and we’re thrilled to take over BUZZ Magazine for their April Kids Issue! We have owned and operated Fun4FirstCoastKids.com since 2013. It is the No. 1 FREE local website for Northeast Florida families. It lists almost 4,000 resources for families like dance classes, sports programs, special needs programs, preschools and childcare centers, local events, and right now all the Easter and Egg Hunt events and hundreds of summer camps! Families love following our social media pages, where we do multiple fun giveaways weekly and share ideas for free fun. Fun4FirstCoastKids.com is a one stop shop for families in Jacksonville. We are a sister team that loves researching fun and free things to do in Jacksonville with our own children to make it easy for busy families to find fun. Being born and raised in Jacksonville, we visited local museums growing up, frequented the Regency Branch Library, hung out at the local skating place, played beach volleyball on our local beaches, and went to the very first Jaguars games. We love sharing the local inside scoop for Jacksonville families and tourists.

TOP 5 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT SUSIE: 1. Susie is a former Duval County Elementary school teacher having taught both Kindergarten and Third Grade. 2. She loves all things food— cooking, eating and more eating! 3. She loves being active outside and frequents the local beaches, scouring them for sharks’ teeth to add to her collection.

are her favorite.

4. She loves watching sports and playing sports. Volleyball and golf

5. Even though she loves to travel, she is also a homebody and loves spending time exploring Jax with her husband Chris and son Owen.

TOP 5 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT TERRI: 1. Terri is a Florida fire ecologist that worked almost a decade in local forests alongside cowboys. She has conducted close to 100 prescribed burns and worked many wildfires. 2. She loves to travel and once hiked a volcano in Guatemala. 3. She loves all things sports and exercise. She loves beach volleyball and has run two marathons and four half marathons, but Oprah Winfrey’s marathon time has her beat. 4. She is an author! Her book, “100 Backcountry Hikes: Hiking the Trails of Florida’s Water Management Districts,” comes out this year. 5. Upon recently watching the Trolls Movie with her family, her kids have decided she is a troll: she sings and dances all the time and her hair sticks up in the air in the morning, just like Poppy!

Susie and I were honored to be invited to take over BUZZ Magazine for April! We’re sharing everything we know about fun events, springs, sports, arts, music, spring festivals, and yummy kid’s recipes. We want to thank you for taking some time to read through by doing a giveaway! Tag us on Instagram with #Fun4FirstCoastKidsBuzz in the month of April for the chance to win 4 tickets to Crayola Experience in Orlando or 4 tickets to Wild Adventures! We’ll pick two winners the first week of May to win one or the other. Enjoy your family time! Terri and Susie 6

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MOMPRENEURS: Moms Run This Town

Karina Ringdahl FIT4MOM

Spring Miller

Krystina Nelson

Zuzia Thorpe

My Gym Jacksonville

Play. Organize. Discover

Bay & Bee

StJohns.Fit4Mom.com

MyGym.com/Jacksonville

PodPvb.com

BayNBee.com

TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF.

HOW DID YOU DECIDE TO START YOUR BUSINESS?

HOW DO YOU BALANCE HAVING TWINS AND BEING A MOMPRENEUR?

HOW DO YOU BALANCE WORK AND FAMILY LIFE BEING A WOMAN SMALL BUSINESS OWNER?

I brought my son Conner to a couple of mommy & me places when he was about 14 months old. I was personally very bored with them after a few weeks. My friend Angela told me about the My Gym she attended in Pasadena, which was about 40 minutes from me. She said I would love it! Songs, Dances, Swings, Bubbles, story time. I said, “I drive by a place called My Gym every day. I wonder if that’s the same thing?” I took Conner there and fell in love with it. In just six months I noticed such a difference in him. From his attention span, upper body strength and cognitive development, I knew I wanted to share this enrichment to everyone. I looked into a franchise. Jacksonville being my hometown and such a great community, I jumped on the opportunity 14 years ago.

Being a mother and woman in business are extremely important to me, and by default I am the most prominent role model for my daughters. I am all for raising strong women with kind hearts and creative minds.

I had always been very active and worked hard, studied hard, traveled a lot—no boring moments! When Monica and I created Bay & Bee, our second child was around 1-year-old. Neither child slept through the night. We had to learn how to deal with two small children (each), households, pets, schools, activities and a very demanding business. Sleep deprived, little ones with us (no daycares or babysitters until they were over 2), researching, contracting, interviewing, managing, scheduling, ordering, greeting, training... oh, boy!

Military spouse, mom of two and lover of friendships. I grew up in New Jersey and then moved to San Diego to be with my husband who is active duty military. We lived in San Diego for several years before moving to Florida. I graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Liberal Studies: Elementary Education. I enjoy exploring new places, walking a nice trail and trying new food. HOW DO YOU BALANCE LIFE AS A MOM WITH RUNNING YOUR OWN BUSINESS? I can’t say that there is a balance with life as a mom and running my own business. I’m a mompreneur that works around my children’s and family’s needs. Of course, I dedicate time to get done what needs to get done, but I absolutely make sure to set aside at the minimum 2 hours a day to focus on work. If my kids need me or want to go play outside, then that’s what we do. The work will be there when they go to sleep. Then I can tackle it without any distractions. Probably my best thinking time anyway. HOW IS FIT4MOM DIFFERENT THAN OTHER EXERCISE PROGRAMS? FIT4MOM is like no other program out there. It is the country’s largest mom fitness group with over 250 franchises. We focus on our moms’ needs physically and emotionally. We create an atmosphere that is a safe place for them and their children. Our moms bond, our children bond, we share stories, we sweat together and we cry together. It truly is a village. Aside from the friendships that we all make, our moms come to class to get an amazing workout. We ask all moms to keep their children in their strollers, it is the safest place for their children. Each class is engaging, educational and entertaining for our children. You would be surprised at how much our children pick up by coming to class.

HOW DO YOU BALANCE WORK AND FAMILY LIFE? That is very tricky! I have not mastered it yet. The biggest obstacle is not feeling guilty. With having three of my own kids and over 600 kids that go to My Gym, I physically can’t be where everyone would like me. Being intentional, time management and communication help, not to mention I have an amazing team who have been with me for up to eight years. HOW IS MY GYM JACKSONVILLE DIFFERENT THAN OTHER INDOOR PLAY SPACES? First off, the My Gym Staff is like no other! They absolutely have a love and passion for our youth. They constantly are learning and growing every year. This ensures they don’t get stagnant so they can give the best to our My Gym Jacksonville Families which they deserve! The My Gym Classes are geared to help children enhance every part of a child’s development through fun activities. We purify the air with essential oils and the last class of the day should be just as clean as the first. We believe you deserve 100 percent.

Donne’ Ordile Pump It Up Jacksonville • PumpItUpParty.com /Jacksonville-FL

HOW DID YOU DECIDE TO OPEN PUMP IT UP JAX? I am a pediatric physical therapist. Prior to having my own kids, I worked with special needs kids at Wolfson Children’s Hospital and Nemours. I know that movement and exercise is essential for development of all kids. Play paired with physical movement helps develop social, emotional, cognitive and behavioral skills in ALL children. PIU allows me to continue working with children in a positive way. We offer bounce times for special needs kids, including our sensory jump times every Tuesday mornings with early steps. PIU offers a safe atmosphere for all kids to play.

HOW IS POD DIFFERENT THAN OTHER INDOOR PLAY SPACES? Pod advocates differentiated learning and play because each child and parent are unique. We focus on wellness, arts, and fun! Energetic tiny beings need more than just heaps of physical movement. They require fine motor development, artistic expression, unstructured playtime, and a sense of order and routine. They thrive in an environment that allows freedom to explore, move, innovate, and to just BE. As a certified educator, an artist, a wellness professional, and mother, my goals is to help families raise amazing human beings that are confident, smart, loving, and innovative. I welcome anyone intrigued to visit and see for themselves the amazing things that happen every day at Pod! WHAT MEMBERSHIP SPECIALS DO YOU HAVE RUNNING RIGHT NOW AND WHAT CLASSES DO YOU HAVE? Some of the Pod classes include: -Bach to Rock School of Music classes -Groovaroo (babywearing dance fitness) -PlayFIT (personal training powered by Momentum Wellness) -Broadway Babies/Play N Motion (toddler dance) We also have wonderful art educators’ series and new events/classes being introduced every month! Currently, Pod is also taking registration for its first Summer Camp, which will be mornings from 9 to 11:45 a.m. weekdays. Come play at Pod!

I’m a perfectionist on top of it. My house needs to be spotless, I cook 1-2 hot homemade meals for my family every single day, and I like to stay fit. Bay & Bee gave me a different perspective (after years with a full-time job), being able to work in my own time—well, all the time. Even though I can’t close the door at 5, I can surely spend time with my family, arranging work around kids’ naps and activities, as well as plan travels with the help of my amazing business partner. TELL US ABOUT BAY AND BEE. Bay & Bee is a locally owned eco-friendly indoor play space and shop inspired by Montessori and Waldorf educational principles to create a wonderful play environment. Our Playspace contains a wonderful community of people. Besides great people, we have great things. Every object was carefully selected to help develop fine and gross motor skills, as well as cognitive and emotional development. The environment is designed to meet the needs, interests, abilities and development of the children birth to 5 years old. Bay & Bee offers a variety of classes (kids yoga, creative dance, arts & crafts, music, story time, nature exploration and more), parenting workshops (nutrition talks, behavioral sessions, breastfeeding support, play dates, and more) and activities (baby racing, bubbles, etc.). Bay & Bee is a fantastic place to meet new friends for children, parents and grandparents alike.

ACCORDING TO THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SPORT AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION, TODDLERS NEED 30 MINUTES OF EXERCISE A DAY. HOW CAN PUMP IT UP HELP WITH EXERCISE FOR TODDLERS? At PIU, children of all ages can run, climb, and bounce in a safe atmosphere and get the recommended daily exercise. Our bounces also provide kids with different sensory and vestibular environments. This allows development of these two systems. WHAT UPCOMING EVENTS/SPECIALS/PARTY SPECIALS DO YOU HAVE AT PUMP IT UP?

HOW CAN YOU HELP OTHER MOM BUSINESS OWNERS OR WORKING MOMS IN THE MOM/FAMILY BALANCE? I love partnering and marketing with other local businesses. We can all help each other promote and attract new customers. Visit Fun4FirstCoastKids.com for all things kids

We have started offering field trips to students ages K-5. Our field trips include a class aligned with the FL common core. Teachers can pick from three different classes, health, cardiovascular, or gravity. We have had fantastic feedback from several schools on these field trips. UPLOAD YOUR EVENT TO iwantaBUZZ.com’s ONLINE CALENDAR.

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COMMUNITY Apr. 9

SWEET PETE’S EASTER BASH

Community Picks Apr. 28 PARTY OF THE DECADES

Sweet Pete’s Candy SweetPetesCandy.com

Anheuser-Busch Brewery PartyOfTheDecades.com

Sweet Pete’s Candy in downtown Jacksonville along with Fun 4 First Coast Kids is excited to announce this year’s Easter Bash right in front of the beautiful downtown candy mansion at 400 North Hogan Street. Enjoy free pictures with the Easter Bunny, live music and dancing, live candy demos, story time with Mother Goose and more.

Everyone will start in the Roarin’ 20s with a Level 1 access ticket, but if you don’t want to get stuck, make sure you upgrade to the Groovy 60s Level 2 or get a Rockin’ 80s All Access Pass to be able to flow from room to room as the night progresses. With costume contests for each decade and an overall male and female winner, the night is sure to bring out the best of the 20s, 60s and 80s.

Apr. 22

Apr. 29

EARTH DAY CELEBRATION

The Jacksonville Landing JacksonvilleLanding.com

The Jacksonville Landing welcomes you, your friends, your family, your pets and all others to celebrate Earth Day. This free celebration will include Earth-friendly vendors, Artisans Market, Kid’s Play Zone, Walking Tours, Riverfront Restaurants and so much more!

FIRST COAST CONNECT MELISSA ROSS

with

the most interesting person i’ve interviewed this month

The former state senator Tony Hill recently put together a celebration in downtown Jacksonville to celebrate native son James Weldon Johnson and the song he and his brother, Rosamond, wrote, “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” That song was originally written for students at Stanton, where Johnson taught and served as principal. It spread nationwide and went on to become the civil rights anthem for African-Americans seeking equality. “Johnson had an amazing impact,” says Hill. “He was an attorney, a diplomat, a Broadway songwriter, consul to two Latin American countries. He deserves wider recognition in his own hometown.” So Hill has joined with former School Board member Constance Hall and Lloyd Washington of the Durkeeville Historical Society to create a memorial for Johnson at the place of his birth in the downtown LaVilla neighborhood. Keep listening to First Coast Connect each weekday morning at 9 a.m. on 89.9 WJCT to hear from the most compelling newsmakers of the First Coast! 8

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JOSEPH A. STRASSER BUTTERFLY FESTIVAL

Tree Hill TreeHill.org

Visit the vendors, enjoy arts and crafts, explore the trails and natural history museum, and of course enjoy the release of 500 monarch butterflies at the end of the day! Your support of the 16th annual Joseph A. Strasser Butterfly Festival is essential to maintaining the trails, caring for the animals, and providing educational programs.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE nonprofit leaders in our community

Kate Amato courageously waged war on rhabdomyosarcoma for two and a half years. Her light shined brightly through chemo, radiation and immunotherapy. She helped researchers develop better treatments and was an inspiration to all who came in contact with her. Kate’s smile, funny faces, loving spirit and beautiful voice touched thousands of lives. With your help, the funds raised will establish a foundation in her name.

THE KATE AMATO FOUNDATION Kate’s Crusade - The Cancer Fighting Video Game will be a fun and free game proposed in memory of Kate to help other patients fight their cancer. Studies have shown that imagery can help heal disease, and with this game, cancer patients will be able to visualize their cancer and be the one who attacks it. The game won’t end until the patient is cancer free! To learn more, visit Facebook.com/support.TeamKate

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TDC’S CHOICE If you’re bored in Jacksonville …

it’s your own fault!-Tracy Dot Com

ONE WOMAN SEX AND THE CITY: A PARODY ON LOVE, FRIENDSHIPS AND SHOES

APRIL 7-8

8 p.m. Times-Union Center Tickets: $38.50 - $48.50

It’s like a dream come true for SJP fans (you’ll know what that means if you truly are a fan). The watch parties from your living room, to your local movie theater, to your “Sex and the City” DVD collection series are coming to life on stage for two nights only. Grab your Carrie, your Miranda, your Charlotte and your Samantha, and get your tickets now at FSCJArtistSeries.org. Visit Fun4FirstCoastKids.com for all things kids


INSIDE LOOK

COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS Visit our iwantaBUZZ.com calendar for more local events.

Fernandina Beach Market Place: Apr. 1, 8, 15, 22, 30, Fernandina Beach Market Place, FernandinaBeachMarketPlace.com

Mentoring Mamas • MentoringMamas.com Mentoring Mamas is a group that helps other Mompreneurs grow their businesses and provide support for moms that are doing this with kids. Local Jacksonville mom, Felicia Wright, is the owner of Mygani marketing firm and creator of Mentoring Mamas. She’s a work from home mom, a military mom, and guru of ways to create income for her family while still spending time with her daughter, Savannah. “I wanted to create a platform where moms who have their own business or were interested in starting one felt comfortable in an environment with other like-minded individuals,” said Wright. “We have monthly meetings where we encourage and empower one another not only with our businesses, but personally as well. The program has three areas of focus: confidence, connections, and community. One of my main goals is to encourage moms to grow not only as parents and business owners, but as individuals.”

COMMUNITY FOCUS A closer look at our local nonprofit community

Shrimp & Suds Craft Beer Festival: Apr. 1, Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, JaxShrimp.com Practice World Peace: Apr. 2, Memorial Park, MemParkJax.org Porch Party: Apr. 5, The Candy Apple Cafe & Cocktails, CandyAppleCafeAndCocktails.com Eat. Drink. Relax: Apr. 6, 13, 20, 27, 5Loaves 2Fish Cafe at Riverplace Tower, 5Loaves2FishCafe.com

Stand Up & Stride - 8th Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Run/ Walk: Apr. 8, The Jacksonville Landing, JacksonvilleLanding.com

CHSFL.org

The Children’s Home Society of Florida’s mission is to build bridges to success for children. They are dedicated to breaking the generational cycle of child abuse in families and protect children from harm. They work to heal children who’ve been hurt and create strong, stable families. They also offer the Kid for Kid program that provides life-changing experiences such as music lessons, birthday parties, tutoring and more.

CURRY SPOTLIGHT EXZOOBERATION

April 8 ExZOOberation.JacksonvilleZoo.org

Brought to you by Molly Curry

helps put it all together.

ExZOOberation is a casual, adult evening and a fundraiser that has raised over $3.8 million dollars for the care and feeding If you haven’t of our animals, botanical gardens, been to the zoo lately then you are conservation initiatives, and educational programming, adding to its value as a vital in for a treat! Our economic component to the First Coast. zoo is super nice and I love supporting this wonderful attraction in our city. Enjoy a wonderful evening filled with This year, Lenny and I are especially delicious food, specialty cocktail drinks, excited about being the honorary chairs live music, dancing, silent auction, and for ExZOOberation on April 8. I have festivities while learning about local and enjoyed serving on the committee that international conservation initiatives. Visit Fun4FirstCoastKids.com for all things kids

Spring Fling: Apr. 15, Celestial Farms, CelestialFarms.org City of Jacksonville Beach Easter Egg Hunt: Apr. 15, Sunshine Park, JacksonvilleBeach.org Riverfront Easter Brunch: Apr. 16, 5Loaves 2Fish Cafe at Riverplace Tower, 5Loaves2FishCafe.com Classic Car Cruise: Apr. 18, SeaWalk Pavilion, BetterJaxBeach.com

First Coast Magazine’s 2nd Annual Food + Wine Festival: Apr. 20, The Keller Williams & Leo Kottke: Apr. 6, Glass Factory, CitySpin.com Florida Theatre, SoundChronicle.com North Beaches Art Walk: Apr. 20, Toast to Conservation: Apr. Neptune Beach Town Centers, NBAW.org 6, Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens, Southeast US Boat Show: Apr. JacksonvilleZoo.org 21-23, Metropolitan Park & Marina, Legends of Southern Hip Hop: Apr. SoutheastUSBoatShow.com 7, Times-Union Center for the Performing Bond and Beyond: Apr. 21-22, TimesArts, JaxEvents.com Union Center for the Performing Arts, Puttin’ on the Ritz: Apr. 7, Ritz Theatre JaxEvents.com and Museum, RitzJacksonville.com Earth Day Celebration: Apr. 22, Frontline Families: Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28, Jacksonville Landing, JacksonvilleLanding. Jessie Ball duPont Center, DuPontCenter.org com The Cupcake Run and Cake Walk: Apr. 8, St. John’s Town Center, GOTRNEFL.org

Children’s Home Society of Florida

Fifty Shades of Cigars: Cigar Workshop: Apr. 13, Downtown Cigar Lounge, DowntownCigarLounge.com

Catty Shack Ranch Spring Roar ‘n Snore Campout: Apr. 22, The Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary, CattyShack.org 13th Biennial Black Tie and Blue Jeans Gala: Apr. 22, Intuition Ale Works, FirstCoastRotaract.com

Cars and Coffee Cruise-in: Apr. 8, The Florida Museum 100th Avenues Mall, AutomotiveAddicts.com Anniversary Gala: Apr. 22, Florida Museum of Natural History, FLMNH. John Lumpkin’s Jazz Discovery UFL.edu Series Featuring Andrae Murchinson: Apr. 8, Ritz Theatre and The Oyster Jam Music Festival: Museum, RitzJacksonville.com Apr. 22-23, Metropolitan Park & Marina, TheOysterJamMusicFestival.com 8th Annual Hubbard House Walk: Apr. 8, the Jacksonville Landing, Taste of Chocolate: Apr. 27, Haskell JacksonvilleLanding.com Building, FNCFlorida.org Peter Cottontail Express Train Rides: Apr. 8 & 15, Theatre by the Trax, StMarysRailroad.com

Bianca Del Rio – Not Today Satan Tour 2017: Apr. 29, Times-Union Center, JaxEvents.com

Easter Egg Hunt at Seacoast Christian Academy: Apr. 8, Seacoast Christian Academy, SeacoastChristianAcademy.com

City of Jacksonville Beach Sand Castle Contest: Apr. 29, On the beach south of the Red Cross Life Saving Station, JacksonvilleBeach.org

Enrichment Day at Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary: Apr. 9, The Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary, CattyShack.org

20th Annual PHINS Open Golf Tournament: Apr. 29, Eagle Landing Golf Club at Oakleaf Plantation, PHINSJax.org

Heart for Children Inc. Charity Golf Tournament: Apr. 10, Deercreek Country Club, HeartForChildrenInc.com

Jacksonville Beach Opening of the Beaches Parade: Apr. 30, Downtown Jacksonville Beach, JacksonvilleBeach.org

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SOLUTIONS START HERE

Rock Solid Business Law, PLLC John Miller

484 Osceola Ave. Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250 (904) 241-1113 RockSolidBusinessLaw.com

Jacqueline Green

The Green Law Firm 546 Lomax St. Jacksonville, FL 32204 Phone: (904) 900-4778 TheGreenLawFirmJax.com

What is your specific field of law?

I do family law, specifically collaborative family law, some disability cases, motorcycle accident cases, and a little Medicare compliance.

Area of Law

What are some challenges you like to overcome in your business? I love that we give people a way to restructure their family peacefully, without creating collateral damage.

How long have you practiced? 31 years.

How did you choose your particular field of law? How do you stay connected to the Jacksonville In collaborative law, you don’t have to like each other, community? Are you involved in any local but if you can act like an adult you might have a chance organizations?

Why do you enjoy practicing law?

How do clients benefit from your services?

What is your greatest accomplishment as an attorney?

at a successful, peaceful resolution. Unfortunately, I had a family member go through an extremely contentious divorce, and they’re actually still going through it 6 years later, so I was drawn to collaborative as a means to help others avoid that hardship.

If they’re interested in divorce or another family law issue, we offer the collaborative approach. It’s different from the usual process. It’s a personal passion to me.

I’m the Governance Chair for the Women Business Owners Association of North Florida, a member of the La Leche League of Jacksonville, a part of various parenting meetup groups and motorcycle groups, and an active member and historian of the Florida Family Law American Inn of Court. I’m also a member of the Collaborative Family Law Group of Northeast Florida which is comprised of attorneys, mental health, and financial professionals who are all collaboratively trained, and they’re always a part of our team when we’re working on a collaborative case.

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YOUR LEGAL CORNER Law Offices of Jason A. Burgess, LLC Jason Burgess

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Bankruptcy has a bad stigma especially when it comes up for businesses. If you consider it early enough, it may be able to save the business...”

BUZZ: What is your main focus at the firm? Our main practice revolves around Chapter 11 bankruptcy. We will also work with individuals who need help restructuring or liquidating.

BUZZ: What type of reasons do people file bankruptcy? It depends on your situation. Lately personal bankruptcy is filed because people lose their jobs. We have businesses in this current economy that are going through a crisis. A lot of business owners take their personal assets and dump them into the company hoping to make it another month. Sometimes things just don’t turn around. It may be best for them to consider it before they waste all of their personal assets.

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BUZZ: Do you charge for a consultation? We normally don’t charge to talk to you. Bankruptcy has a bad stigma especially when it comes up for businesses. If you consider it early enough, it may be able to save the business, save the jobs and hopefully save themselves.

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BUZZ: What is your one tip that you might give someone who is looking at filing for bankruptcy? Get all of your financials together. Not just for businesses but for individuals as well. Ignorance is out there. It’s just not knowing. Looking at your bank account online is not just good enough. If you don’t know your financials, there is nobody in the world that’s going to know because you will have to explain them, even to an attorney, what your debt is. Prepare early and prepare the worst and pray and hope for the best.

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Did You Know Law Offices of Sheftall & Associates 1 Independent Dr. Suite 3201 • (904) 687-7712 • SheftallLaw.com

“In my opinion, the greatest challenge we have is the myriad of different types of cases we can handle successfully,” said Brian Moore. “We can handle personal injury, 1st Amendment cases, estate matters, complex civil litigation, sexual abuse, and maritime law, such cases against major cruise lines, to name a few. John Sefton and Austin Dragoo handle the transactional side of our practice, as well. We have the challenge to meet high standards in each case’s respective lane, so to speak.”

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LEGAL LEADER IN JAX Brandon Stanko

Karstaedt & Stanko 301 W. Bay St., Suite 14132 Jacksonville, FL 32202 (904) 217-5159 JaxCorporateCounsel.com

The Bulger Firm My first priority is in relentlessly advocating for my clients’ best interests, but I also strive to go beyond litigation by offering support in all areas of their lives.

The Law Office of Joseph Scone I help them to get the veterans’ benefits that they need and help them find creative ways to get around the difficulties that returning veterans face.

Why did you choose to go into law? Really, one of my mentors growing up was an attorney. During undergrad I took some business law classes and really liked it, and decided that’s what I wanted to do.

What is your specific field of law? Business Law/Corporate Law on the transactional side.

The Law Office of Barry W. Kaufman, PL I try to get them the result that they’re looking for, as quickly and economically as possible. I deal with my clients on a one on one basis.

Blume & Rowland, PLLC We keep them informed during their case, and try to do a good job in helping them make the best decision for their case as opposed to what’s best for us as their attorney.

How do you set yourself apart from other firms in the area? We’re a small firm, just me and my law partner. We keep our overhead low, we go to them instead of

the other way around, we try to stay away from traditional hourly billing by using a flat fee model depending on what client needs for the year, and we try to build that long-term relationship. We don’t want to be the “one and done” attorneys.

How do you stay connected to the Jacksonville community? Are you involved in any local organizations? I’m a founding member of Downtown Rotaract, though I’ve now aged out. Currently I’m in the Southside Businessmen’s Club and considering joining Meninak.

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What are your goals for the future with the firm? So right now, we’re 6 lawyers and looking to grow. We’re actually opening a new office in Ponte Vedra which will give us some space to grow. In our current location we’re kind of limited to our growth. And so that’s something we’re looking to do in 2017 and 2018 is grow our practice a little bit more. 12

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POLICY TIPS & TRICKS Tiffany Poore The Law Office of Tiffany H. Poore 25 N. Market St. Jacksonville, FL 32202 (904) 395-2293 TiffanyPooreLaw.com

How did your firm start up?

I’ve been in private practice for a few years, but I worked part time from home and recently, as of last week, I decided it was time to move back downtown to a real cool space that was just renovated, it’s called Level Office, and it’s the old Public Defender’s Office.

What made you get into criminal defense?

It was never originally what I thought I was going to do when I was in law school, but it just happened. I had a friend working at the Public Defender’s Office who suggested I apply and, immediately, I fell in love with the work. Sometimes it’s very difficult; you don’t get a lot of thanks, but it’s fulfilling. It’s good work, and I really enjoy doing it, and that’s why I decided to continue doing it in private practice. THE INFORMATION PRESENTED HEREIN REFLECTS ONLY THE OPINION OF THE AUTHOR AND NOT IWANTABUZZ ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE, IT’S OWNER, OR PUBLISHER. ALL INFORMATION IN IWANTABUZZ ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE IS FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. IT IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR ANY ADVICE GIVEN TO YOU BY YOUR LAWYER.

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IAN A. BROWN

Ian A. Brown, P.L. 1205 Beach Blvd, Ste 1 Jacksonville Beach, Florida (904)517-9494 BrownBrothersRealty.com What areas of practice does your firm focus on?

We are a title & escrow closing firm in both the commercial and residential areas. We can support the real estate process from precontracting to closing.

How did you get started as a Title & Escrow firm?

I was a licensed broker for 10 years before I went to law school. After law school, I went to work for a commercial broker who focused on hotel/motel closings and was consistently asked by friends and associates to help them with other commercial and residential transactions and closings. After about a year I went ahead and became a preferred attorney with Old Republic and have been doing commercial and residential transactions and closings ever since.

Are you both a Real Estate Appraiser and an Attorney?

Yes, I am a broker, real estate appraiser and an attorney. I still do commercial real estate brokerage and appraisals, and I do title work and closings for both residential and commercial. I have an equal amount of experience in both fields and believe I have a leg up on the transactions as I understand both sides of any contract and situations. THE INFORMATION PRESENTED HEREIN REFLECTS ONLY THE OPINION OF THE AUTHOR AND NOT IWANTABUZZ ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE, IT’S OWNER, OR PUBLISHER. ALL INFORMATION IN IWANTABUZZ ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE IS FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. IT IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR ANY ADVICE GIVEN TO YOU BY YOUR LAWYER.

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your family. your future. protect what’s yours. Our practice is dedicated to providing the very best for our clients. From start to finish in your family law case, you can count on our skill and support in protecting what matters most. We proudly serve clients in Duval, Nassau, Clay, St. Johns, Alachua and Volusia county.

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THE ARTS

FEATURED ARTS Apr. 6

CHARLOTTE’S WEB

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Enjoy the story of a pig named Wilbur and his friendship with an extraordinary barn spider named Charlotte. When Wilbur is in danger of a trip to the butcher, Charlotte is determined to save him. She begins her campaign with the “miracle” of her web to persuade the farmer to let him live.

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Apr. 15-16 ANNUAL MANDARIN ART FESTIVAL

Downtown Jacksonville JacksonvilleArtWalk.com

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens JacksonvilleZoo.org

NATURE CONNECTS: ART WITH LEGO BRICKS EXHIBIT

12447 Mandarin Rd. MandarinArtFestival.org

Produced by Downtown Vision, Inc., Art Walk is on the first Wednesday of every month from 5 – 9 p.m., rain or shine. More than 60 Art Walk venues stretch across Downtown Jacksonville’s core and include Hemming Park, galleries, museums, cultural and educational venues, restaurants and bars, downtown businesses and more.

Get connected to nature! The award-winning Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks exhibition by world-renowned artist, Sean Kenney, is coming to Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens! The exhibition features 13 LEGO sculptures with over 300,000 bricks. Each sculpture highlights a strong conservation message as many of the animals are listed as vulnerable or endangered in the wild.

The 49th Annual Mandarin Art Festival returns Easter weekend, hosted by the Mandarin Community Club. This family-friendly community fundraising event is in the heart of historic Mandarin. This is a juried Fine Art and Fine Craft event with over 100 statewide and national talented artists with their artwork on display and to sell.

DOWNTOWN ART WALK

ART LOCALE Bugs Bunny at the Symphony: Apr. 1-2, Times-Union Center, JaxSymphony.org Riverside Arts Market: Apr. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Riverside, RiversideArtsMarket.com The Price is Right Live: Apr. 1, TimesUnion Center, FSCJArtistSeries.org The Evolution of Mark-Making: Apr. 1-30, MOCA Jacksonville, MOCAJacksonville.UNF.edu Show Boat presented by Fleet Landing: Apr. 1-2, Alhambra Dinner Theatre, AlhambraJax.com Weaver First Saturday Free for All: Apr. 1, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org Frank Rampolla: The DNA of the Mark: Apr. 2, MOCA Jacksonville, MOCAJacksonville.UNF.edu Bank of America Merrill Lynch Museums on Us: Apr. 2, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org Interwoven: Heart, Home and Community: Apr. 2, MOCA Jacksonville, MOCAJacksonville.UNF.edu Florida Blue Free Tuesday: Apr. 4, 11, 18, 25, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org Downtown Art Walk: Apr. 5, Hemming Park, ILoveArtWalk.com Art Fusion at Downtown Art Walk: Apr. 5, MOCA Jacksonville, MOCAJacksonville.UNF.edu 14

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Leo Kottke and Keller Williams Shut the Folk Up: Apr. 6, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com Hans Hofmann Film Screening: Apr. 6, MOCA Jacksonville, MOCAJacksonville.UNF.edu Canellakis Conducts Shostakovich: Apr. 7-9, Times-Union Center, JaxSymphony.org Cummer Amelia: Garden Walk: Apr. 7, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org Little River Band with Jacksonville Rock Symphony Orchestra with special guest Craig Fuller: Apr. 7, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com Puttin’ on the Ritz: Apr. 7, Ritz Theatre and Museum, RitzJacksonville.com One Woman Sex and the City: A Parody: Apr. 7-8, Times-Union Center, FSCJArtistSeries.org Art for Two: Meissen Porcelain: Apr. 8, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org Haskell presents the Florida Theatre’s 90th Anniversary Celebration: Steamboat Bill Jr.: Apr. 8, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com John Lumpkin’s Jazz Discovery Featuring Andrae Murchinson: Apr. 8, Ritz Theatre and Museum, RitzJacksonville.com

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The HillBenders present The Who’s TOMMY: A Bluegrass Opry: Apr. 9, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers: Apr. 11, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com Art Fundamentals: Acrylic Painting: Apr. 12, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org Dreamgirls: Apr. 12 – May 21, Alhambra Dinner Theatre, AlhambraJax.com Chris Botti: Apr. 13, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com Disney on Ice – Worlds of Enchantment: Apr. 13-16, Veterans Memorial Arena, DisneyOnIce.com Art Camp Anthology Open House: Apr. 15, MOCA Jacksonville, MOCAJacksonville.UNF.edu Art for Two: Cityscapes: Apr. 15, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org ROCKTOPIA Live: Apr. 19, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com Talks and Tea – World War I Prints by James Mcbey: Apr. 19, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org Third Thursday Tour: The Evolution of Mark-Making: Apr. 20, MOCA Jacksonville, MOCAJacksonville. UNF.edu

MJ Live!: Apr. 20-23, Times-Union Center, FSCJArtistSeries.org A-Train Live the Experience: Bo last name Dacious: Apr. 21, Ritz Theatre and Museum, RitzJacksonville.com Bond and Beyond: Apr. 21-22, TimesUnion Center, JaxEvents.com Fluid Dance Conventions and Competitions: Apr. 21-23, FluidDance. com/Jacksonville Cummer Ball 2017: Apr. 22, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science: Apr. 23, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com Theatre Jacksonville presents Elizabeth Gilbert: Apr. 25, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com Marsha Ambrosius and Eric Benet: M.E. tour 2017: Apr. 26, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com Pokemon Symphonic Evolutions: Apr. 27, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com Symphony in 60: Tchaikovsky’s Pathetique: Apr. 27-29, Times-Union Center, JaxSymphony.org MOSH After Dark SuCUTElent Science: Apr. 27, Museum of Science & History, TheMOSH.org Three Tall Women: Apr. 28-29, Players by the Sea, PlayersByTheSea.org Kinky Boots: May 2-7, Times-Union Center, FSCJArtistSeries.org Visit Fun4FirstCoastKids.com for all things kids


ARTS UNLEASHED Moisés Ramos MoisesRamos.wixsite.com

Moisés Ramos is a Puertorican educator and artist in Jacksonville. He has been selected Teacher of the Year several times. His devoted work with the community and students also deemed him the recipient of the 2009 Memphis Wood Excellence in Teaching Award and the 2010 Cultural Council Annual Art Educator Award. Ramos works as a dual Language Arts teacher and with Cathedral Arts Project. He also volunteers as an art and photography teacher with the refugee students in Duval County. As an artist, he has been awarded numerous times for his mixed media, engravings, and black and white photography. Ramos said his work is mostly about experimentation. He likes to create artwork from things that have no value or meaning anymore, and give them a new context. “Most of my work plays with the human condition and how it is affected by time and emotions,” said Ramos. “I try to convey that feeling in every piece and confront the viewer with it.”

ARTS IN THE KNOW: Art Camps CAMP CUMMER CummerMuseum.org Immerse your child in summer art camp for a week of learning, adventure, and fun! Students will print, draw, paint, work with clay, and learn new ways to think and talk about art in the Cummer Museum’s Galleries and Gardens. This camp is for students 1st through 8th grade. Dates: June 5 – July 28 ART UNDER THE BIG TOP CAMP StJohns.KidzArt.com Step right up, step right up! Enjoy a fun week of circus inspired art! Campers will create colorful artwork in a variety of mediums such as: marker, pastels, acrylic paint, collage, clay, and much more! Elephants, circus acts, balloons - get ready for a festive week! Ages 5-9. Dates: July 17-21 KIDZART SUMMER CAMP THE TEMPLE JACKSONVILLE StJohns.KidzArt.com Caribbean Adventure Camp enjoy a fun filled week of island inspired art! They’ll use specialty art materials such as: acrylic paint, chalk pastels, watercolors, fabric art, collage and more as they create artwork as cool as a day at the beach. This week is sure to delight your budding artist! Available for ages 5-9. Dates: June 19-23 ONCE UPON A TIME - PRINCESS CAMP StJohns.KidzArt.com This will be a fun week of camp with a fun and crafty princess theme! They will make princess accessories including a crown, wand, jewelry and more! The mixed media lessons will keep your young princess engaged with many hands-on arts and crafts Visit Fun4FirstCoastKids.com for all things kids

Nicole Holderbaum NicoSuaveArt.com

Nico (Nicole Holderbaum) is a Jacksonville based artist, muralist, and creative development enthusiast. After attending arts school for both middle and high school in West Palm Beach, she moved to Jacksonville to attend UNF. Since leaving her studies, she has been working as an independent artist and begun producing her artwork on a larger scale. While working on personal collections and mural installations around the city, she is working to build her Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville and Florida Blue SPARK Grant winning project “Jax Kid’s Mural Festival.” In this project, she will be hosting a total of four free kid’s mural festivals in the core of downtown Jacksonville. Through this festival, she has also established an outreach program in which she brings mural projects to schools and community centers in underprivileged areas of Jacksonville. Her ultimate goal as an artist is to bring hope and inspiration to both the youth of our community as well as the artist young and old.

lessons. Campers will complete several works of art with fun art materials (markers, watercolor paints, acrylic paint, and more!). The week ends with a festive tea party for the campers on Friday afternoon! Ages 5-9. Dates: June 26-30 CREATIVE ME! SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM CreativeMeArtStudio.com The Creative Me! Summer Camp Program promotes exploration and discovery of the art world. To help foster that growth, students get the opportunity to think outside the box while working on their teacher-guided art projects. Your child’s week at camp will be centered around a specific art theme. Within that theme, they will explore a variety of age-appropriate materials and hands-on processes, while having a great time! Just have your child wear old clothes and bring a small snack! Dates: June 6 – August 10 WILD ABOUT ANIMALS CAMP StJohns.KidzArt.com Does your little artist love animals? Enjoy a week of art camp - all about animals! They’ll learn about animals from all over the world, learn about their habitats, and create lots of colorful artwork! Campers will explore pastels, clay, markers, acrylic paints, and more as they develop portfolios of artwork. Ages 5-9. Dates: July 10-14 MOCA ART CAMP MOCAJacksonville.UNF.edu MOCA Jacksonville’s Art Camp offers creative art-making for ages 4-14. Experienced art educators teach a variety of media and skills while providing the contemporary art history context for each project. The camp is available for kids ages 4 to 14. Dates: June 5-30, July 10 – August 11 For more information on these art camps and more visit Fun4FirstCoastKids.com UPLOAD YOUR EVENT TO iwantaBUZZ.com’s ONLINE CALENDAR.

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KIDS PICKS Apr. 5

SWEET PETE’S CANDY TODDLER TIME

400 N. Hogan St. SweetPetesCandy.com

On Wednesdays and Fridays in April, Toddler Time is a sweet outing, perfectly suited for little ones aged 2-4 years old! Enjoy a story and create a sweet treat based on the story. Toddlers will love singing along as they read Pete’s groovy version of this favorite song. Other activities include a stellar rhyming game, as well as a craft of tracing, coloring, and sticker fun.

Apr. 10 FLORIDA GOPHER TORTOISE DAY

Hanna Park COJ.net

Please join Jaxparks for a ranger-lead morning walk and talk about the importance of these reptiles for Florida ecosystems. Meet a live gopher tortoise, help rangers map their burrows, and take home some informative pages for coloring. Meet at the first lake parking lot next to the playground.

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JUNIOR SERVICE LEAGUE OF ST. AUGUSTINE FEEL THE WHEELS

St. Augustine Outlet Mall Facebook.com/FeelTheWheels

DISNEY ON ICE: WORLDS OF ENCHANTMENT

Veterans Memorial Arena DisneyOnIce.com

Enter the dazzling world of Disney magic live on ice! Rev up for non-stop fun with four of your favorite Disney stories. From wheels to waves, icy wonderlands to infinity and beyond, your family’s favorite Disney moments come to life at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment.

Feel the Wheels is a fun familyfriendly event where children of all ages can explore and climb-in race cars, trucks of all sizes, emergency vehicles, tractors, boats, a helicopter and more. There will be a Kids Zone with various activities for little ones including crafts and games. Multiple food trucks and refreshments will be on site.

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MORE 2 KNOW florida springs day trips from jacksonville

Buccaneer Bay at Weeki Watchi Springs 3 hours 5 minutes Southwest of Jax Join us Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as WJCT and Timucuan National Ecological and Historic Preserve presents Explore the Outdoors: International Migratory Birds Day! Come and learn about birds, nature, and take pictures with your favorite PBS characters!

WJCT KIDS

Explore the Outdoors: International Migratory Birds Day

By Robin Warren, WJCT Education Outreach Coordinator

WJCT’s PBS KIDS Writers Contest After last year’s overwhelming response, we are letting you choose the People’s Choice winner again this year. The top four (4) stories from each grade level, with the highest average scores, will be eligible for the People’s Choice judging round. Entries will be posted on WJCT. org/PeoplesChoice for the public to read and vote for their favorite. The People’s Choice winner will be determined by the entry with the highest number of votes (popular vote) from among all eligible entries. Be sure to visit WJCT.org/PeoplesChoice to read all the fantastic stories we have and pick your favorite. Winners will be notified on or before May 21.

KIDS EVENTS

Join WJCT, your favorite PBS character and Timucuan National Ecological and Historic Preserve on, Saturday, April 29 to Explore the Outdoors: International Migratory Birds Day! Kids will have the opportunity to become a National Park Junior Ranger, go on hikes— family, moderate and advanced options available, all guided by Park Rangers—for nature treasures and win a prize, and plant some beans for their home bird feeders. Your favorite PBS characters will be on hand with lots of vendors teaching families how to, “Explore the Outdoors,” as a family. This fun family event is free and runs from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Fort Caroline. Due to limited parking, attendees should park at Resurrection Episcopal Church located at 12355 Fort Caroline Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32225. A shuttle will run regularly between the church and the Visitor’s Center at Fort Caroline. See you there! Until next month!

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Suwannee Springs 1 hour 52 minutes West of Jax The spring is within an old 1800’s bath house. You can swim, hike, kayak, and enjoy a picnic area at this historic spot. Poe Springs State Park 1 hour 32 minutes Southwest of Jax Poe Springs has a playground, large field, picnic tables with shade, and steps leading to the crystal-clear spring.

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JaxParks Eggstravaganza: Apr. 1, Klutho Park, JaxParks.com Nature Connects, Art with LEGO Bricks: Apr. 1 – May 7, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, JacksonvilleZoo.org Clay County Fair: Apr. 1-8, Green Cove Springs, ClayCountyFair.org St. Augustine Rhythm and Ribs Festival Family Day: Apr. 2, Francis Field @ US 1 and Castillo Drive, RhythmAndRibs.net Mandarin Museum and Historical Society Under the Oaks Music Jam: Apr. 2, Walter Jones Historical Park, MandarinMuseum.net Healthy Kids Running Series: Apr. 2, 9 , 23 , 30 , May 7, Bartram Springs, HealthyKidsRunningSeries.org The Sawgrass Village Shopping Center’s Artisan Food Festival: Apr. 1, 11, 18, 25, TrascaAndCo.org The House at Pooh Corner at Wilson Center for the Performing Arts: Apr. 2, FSCJArtistSeries.org Wolfson Children’s Hospital & Safe Kids NE Car Seat Check Inspection: Apr. 10, 21, 28, WolfsonChildrens.org Paint Me A Story Art Class: Apr. 4, DoingDishes.com The Sound of Music: Apr. 6, Providence School of Jacksonville, PROV.org Charlotte’s Web: Apr. 6, Wilson Center for the Performing Arts, FSCJArtistSeries.org The Ugly Duckling School Matinee: Apr. 6, Alhambra Theatre, AlhambraJax.com Mentoring Mamas Kids Cooking Class: Apr. 8, 3308 Beach Blvd. Ste. 3310, KidsCookingJax.Eventbrite.com Springing the Blues Festival: Apr. 8, Seawalk Pavilion Jax Beach, SpringingTheBlues.com Williams-Sonoma Junior Chef Class: American Girl: Easter Cupcake Party: Apr. 8, St. Johns Town Center, Williams-Sonoma.com JDRF One Walk: Apr. 2, Metropolitan Park, JDRF.org Riverside Arts Market: Apr. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 715 Riverside Ave., RiversideArtsMarket.com MOSH Boat Tours: Apr. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, TheMOSH.org 18

Visit the mermaids in a submerged theatre, take a boat cruise, enjoy a canoe trip, or enjoy an animal show.

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TNT Gymnastics Easter Egg Hunt and Pizza Party: Apr. 9, 2683 Saint John’s Bluff Rd. South #107, TNTGymFit.com Florida Blue Free Tuesdays: Apr. 4, 11, 18, 25, Cummer Museum, CummerMuseum.org Pump It Up Easter Bounce: Apr. 12, 11840 Beach Blvd. Ste. 10, PumpItUpParty.com Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp vs. Chattanooga Lookouts: Apr. 12-16, Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, JaxShrimp.com Easter Bunny at the Avenues Mall: Apr. 1-15, Lower Level, Simon.com Annual Easter Egg Hunts: Apr. 15, Adventure Landing, AdventureLanding.com Jacksonville Arboretum: Discovering Nature Nearby: Apr. 15, JacksonvilleArboretum.org Easter Eggstravaganza-Nocatee: Apr. 15, Valley Ridge Academy, Nocatee. ChetsCreek.com Atlantic Beach Easter Egg Hunt: Apr. 15, Jordan Park, CAOB.us 49th Annual Mandarin Art Festival: Apr. 15-16, Mandarin Community Club, MandarinArtFestival.org Food Allergy Families of Northeast Florida Candy Free Easter Egg Hunt: Apr. 15, Johansen Park, FAFOFStJohns.org St. Augustine Easter Parade: Apr. 16, 27 Ocean Ave., VisitStAugustine.com Velocity Flight Night: Apr 20, VelocityAirSports.com 21st Annual Southeast US Boat Show: Apr. 21-23, Metropolitan Park, SoutheastUSBoatShow.com 2017 Just Tri It Kids Triathlon: Apr. 23, Solomon Calhoun Center, SJCFL.us Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp vs. Mobile BayBears: Apr. 27-30, Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, JaxShrimp.com Disney’s The Lion King Jr.: Apr. 28-29, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, PVConcertHall.com Joseph A. Strasser Butterfly Festival: Apr. 29, 7152 Lone Star Rd., TreeHill.org Amelia Island Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival: May 4-6, 102 Centre St. ShrimpFestival.com Visit Fun4FirstCoastKids.com for all things kids


jumping around jax How to Pick a Summer Camp Summer will be here before you know it! Many summer camps are filling up now and you want to get in on summer camp discounts. There are more than 1,000 summer camps in Jacksonville this year, including academic camps, overnight camps, sports camps, all summer programs, specialty camps, and vacation bible school programs. It can be overwhelming to decide which kind of camp to send your child. Don’t sweat! Fun4FirstCoastKids.com has the perfect guide for summer camps. Make sure you do the research and register. Then you can be on your way to enjoying summer with your family! To get all 1,000 + camps, visit Fun4FirstCoastKids.com/Camps. 1. When do you need camp for your child? If you are working all summer, there are more than 70 all summer camps to look over. From jumping camps to variety camps like Jewish Community Alliance, to Science and Tech camps like Shiva Robotics camps, you can find the camp for your child. There are also all morning camps, afternoon only camps, and even evening camps for sports in the outdoors so kids can stay cooler, like Soccer Shots and TNT Gymnastics. Simply go to the Summer Camp home page, then click the box for the time you need camp. All the camps in that time slot will pop up for you to choose from. If you need a week here or a week there away from the kids, simply click the box for the week of summer you are looking for camps and camps in that week slot will pop up. The summer camp filter system will make it easy for you to find camps during the week and time you need them! 2. What are the goals for your child this summer? Determine the goals for your child in attending camps this summer. Are they trying out for a sport in the fall and need to practice? Check out the lists of sports camps like Tommy Hulihan Basketball, Soccer Shots, and more. Do you want to keep them learning over the summer? Check out Engineering for Kids, Shiva Robotics Academy, and the Jacksonville Zoo summer camps. Is it a week of fun in a traditional summer day camp or overnight camp with swimming, outdoor activities, recreational camp, arts, or horseback riding? Check out Kidz Art camps, Next Generation Archery, Camp Weed, Camp Montgomery, or Camp Kateri Girl Scouts Camps. Or do they want to try a new hobby like cooking, surfing, farming, chess, or public speaking at some of the local specialty camps? Check Museum of Contemporary Art summer art camps, Saltwater Cowgirls all girls surfing camp, or Kidz Art Summer Camp. 3. Do you have the discounts? Summer camp can be expensive! Here are a few tips and tricks to finding discounts for summer camps! • Early Bird Specials: Many camps offer early registration discounts for weekly fees if you register by April or May. Some will even wave registration fee if you register early.

• Register for Multiple Sessions: If you register for two or more weeks, the weekly fee can decrease. Be sure to look early so you can get the discount codes for these programs. • Sibling Discounts: Look for the camps that offer 5-10 percent discounts if you register multiple siblings. That’s a great way to save money for your family. • Membership Discounts: Many organizations offer discounts if you are a member! For a one time membership fee for the year, you can get $25 or more off camp each week plus enjoy free entry all year, special exhibit previews, free member events, and discounts on other programs or in the gift shop. Great deal! Become a member at MOSH, MOCA, Cummer, Jacksonville Zoo, and more to save. • Need-Based Discounts: Jacksonville Children’s Commission partners with many camps to provide discounts for those children that qualify for reduced or free lunch during the regular school year. Some of these camps are $65/ week and have great discounts for all summer camp. • Free Camp: Many programs offer free camp for children and/or families in unique circumstances. There is a military families camp, a camp for children living with cancer or other disease, a camp with children who have lost a parent or sibling to cancer, and others. Visit Fun4FirstCoastKids.com/Camps and click the “free camp” box to find the unique summer camp programs that are free. 4. Did you know Jacksonville has unique camps, too? There are so many camps in Jacksonville! What are our favorites? We love that there are All Girls Camps nowadays! Plus, there are more than 40 Science and Tech Camps in Jacksonville with the promotion of STEAM education. Also, we love that Jacksonville is a mecca for water sports camps with eight surfing camps plus fishing, rowing, watermen, and swimming camps. Finding a summer camp for your children can be overwhelming due to the number of camp offerings nowadays. Plus, we are busy moms and dads and it’s hard to find time to plan ahead. Fun4FirstCoastKids.com makes finding a camp easy with our easy to search website and summer camp filter system. Pick your interest, pick your age, pick your week, pick your area of town and click “Search” and you have all the camps you are looking for on one step. Check out Fun4FirstCoastKids.com/Camps and we hope you have a fun summer in #ilovejax

WHAT’S HAPPENING: Amazing Grace’s Spring Saturdays on the Farm Mark your calendars! The farm will open for the Spring Season on May 6-20. Farm admission is $10 per person for everyone ages 3 and up, which includes access to all farm attractions. Last year, 2.5 acres of sunflowers were planted. This year, they planted almost 6 acres of sunflowers! There are almost 20 different varieties of sunflowers with various colors and sizes. Hopefully there will be rain and a warm spring, which makes for a great sunflower field. Also, the garden area has been expanded to offer more u-pick vegetables including: tomatoes, potatoes, squash, cucumbers, peppers, and herbs. Later in the spring, there will be watermelons and cantaloupes. Visit Fun4FirstCoastKids.com for all things kids

Farm attractions include jump pad, barnyard ball zone, wagon rides, cow train, corn crib, duck races, playground, family photo ops, rat rollers, and more! Concessions will be available for purchase, including kettle corn. Make sure to bring sunscreen and bug spray, scissors/shears for picking flowers, and gloves for picking vegetables if you are worried about getting dirty. Don’t forget your camera and wear appropriate clothing (hats and closed-toed shoes). Make plans to take a drive to Clay County and experience Spring Family Fun on the Farm! UPLOAD YOUR EVENT TO iwantaBUZZ.com’s ONLINE CALENDAR.

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HEALTH

Be Well: Active Kids

HEALTHY TAKE:

Active Summer Camps rebounderz summer camp

Keep your kids active and healthy this summer! Drop them off at Rebounderz for a fun-filled, actionpacked day camp experience. unf youth sports & fitness summer camp

st. vincent’s pediatrics JaxHealth.com

Momentum is a unique program in the Jacksonville area that promotes positive lifestyle changes for children. Medically supervised by a pediatrician, it combines moderate fitness and comprehensive nutritional education to treat and prevent pediatric obesity and related diseases. Momentum is sponsored by St. Vincent’s/ Ascension Healthcare and by St. Vincent’s Foundation.

This all-sports camp has a weekly sport theme and field trip. Campers participate in climbing wall, zumba, and more for fun and fitness. episcopal school jacksonville american red cross adult & pediatric first aid/cpr/aed certification

Five Ways to Encourage Your Child to Swim Austin Rhyne, Founder & CEO Mobile Swim School, LLC

1. Take Your Time It is tempting to start swim lessons as early as possible, but it is equally important that you allow your child to come into his/her own with the water. We want to build a healthy, long-term relationship with swimming and that takes time! 2. Know Your Swimmer As a parent, you know your child better than anyone and you can use that expertise to help. What are your child’s strengths and how can you help him/her develop those traits? 3. Adapt to Their Needs

shannon miller foundation 5k and fun run May 13 • Riverside Park ShannonMiller.com

Bring the whole family for a day of health and fitness at Riverside Park. Enjoy fitness, community, and plenty of fun! There will also be a community health fair with free health screenings.

Building a healthy relationship with swimming starts with a happy foundation. Try to make swimming as inviting as possible. Bring a favorite toy with you to the water. You can create an environment conducive to your child’s learning by considering the length of lesson, teaching style, and location.

This course combines interactive online simulation learning plus an in-person classroom session to learn and practice critical lifesaving skills for certification. camp pump it up

Your child will enjoy jumping, crafts, games and much more. Lunch and and a snack are also included!

ON BUZZTHE STREETS WHAT ARE SOME HEALTHY SNACKS FOR KIDS? Fun4FirstCoastKids.com Instagram followers answered!

4. Start with the Basics

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Depending on age, start with the basics and work slowly but steadily from there. After your child is acclimated to the water, try to work through several tasks together: sit on the steps, kick your feet, wet your hair, hold your breath, hold onto the wall.

Yogurt of every variety! Kid, adult, Greek, frozen, smoothie—doesn’t matter. He’ll eat it!

5. Invest in a Quality Program Hiring a swim coach is a go-to for many parents. Coaches/instructors understand the mechanisms of every stroke. Investing in a swim program also provides a structured, class-like environment where both you and child can confidently learn.

@brianadva My 11-year-old can’t get enough hummus these days!

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HEALTH BUZZ ON // MOM & KIDS WORKOUTS

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Fresh Jax Kids Yoga

Fit4Mom

Children will learn yoga poses along with calming breath exercises they can implement in their daily life. The class features 60 minutes of stretching, mindfulness, music and fun for children ages 4-10!

FIT4MOM is the country’s largest fitness program for moms offering pre-and post-natal fitness classes for every stage of motherhood. Try out Stroller Strides and Body Back.

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Baby Boot Camp

Wild Child Kids Yoga

Baby Boot Camp is an innovative stroller fitness program designed to balance the fitness needs of moms while spending time with their children. Moms can regain their pre-pregnancy fitness levels.

Wild Child Kids Yoga brings music, movement and meditation into the lives of little yogis. This platform inspires kids to move, relax, create and connect to others.

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My 3-year-old loves bananas and peanut butter.

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HEALTH REVIEW

Preparing for Your Child’s First Dental Exam

ASK THE DOC

HEALTH SPOTLIGHT

Dr. Matt Bright

Bright Smiles Pediatric Dentistry

BUZZ: What is a dental health

WeLoveBrightSmiles.com

Regular dental check-ups are crucial to the healthy development of your child’s teeth. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) suggests that you take your child for their first dental exam either when their first tooth appears, or no later than their first birthday. Going to the dentist for the first time, however, can make even the most easy-going child nervous. Here are some ways to help your child prepare for his or her very first dental exam. CLEAN: Between six months and one year of age, your child’s first teeth will begin to erupt from the gums. Before teeth begin to erupt, you can clean the gums with a warm wash cloth. As the teeth erupt, you can begin to brush them with a soft bristled toothbrush and a very small amount of fluoridated tooth paste (about the size of a grain of rice). Be sure you don’t put your child to sleep with a bottle of milk or formula as this can lead to tooth decay. PRACTICE: It’s never too early to start teaching your child good dental habits. While it would be difficult for a baby to brush their own teeth, you can demonstrate the motions and let them start to imitate you. SCHEDULE: If possible, try to schedule your child’s first dental appointment for a morning. This way they’ll be well-rested and more cooperative.

PREPARE: Babies are very perceptive of your attitude and energy. Be sure to relax about your child’s first dental visit. If you’re anxious about the appointment, your child will pick up on it and be less cooperative with the dentist. Spend some time talking to your baby about the dentist. Even if they can’t understand exactly what you’re telling them, it will help you to feel more relaxed. GET BRIGHT! Dr. Matt Bright is an expert pediatric dentist. A member of several academies and associations of pediatric dentists, Dr. Bright has many years of education and experience working with children. He’s also a father of two children himself. So, if it’s time for your child’s first dental exam, set up your appointment!

fact parents are often surprised to learn? DOC: Baby’s teeth are at risk for decay! Often referred to as “baby bottle tooth decay,” tooth decay in babies and toddlers often occurs in the upper front teeth.

BUZZ: How can you prevent

cavities on your children’s teeth? DOC: Make sure you start cleaning your children’s teeth as soon as they come in. You can use a moist gauze pad if it is too early to use a toothbrush. Also, be sure to schedule an appointment with me, as soon as the first tooth erupts.

BUZZ: How can you keep your

children engaged in keeping their mouth healthy? DOC: Print out the 2017 MouthHealthyKids.org brushing calendar to keep your children accountable for their twice-daily brushing. Watch Elmo’s “BrushyBrush” video to get kids excited about cleaning their teeth. Learn and sing along to the “7 Tooth Brushing Tunes for Kids” – they’re great for the car, at home, before brushing, or any time! Integrate excitement and fun into your children’s daily brushing routine to make this activity a joy for the whole family.

STRAWBERRY AND BLUEBERRY PICKING

Visit Fun4FirstCoastKids.com for more information. 1. Go early in the morning! You definitely want to get there before it gets too hot. The bushes are low to the ground and there is no shade. 2. Bring the proper protective gear. Bring a hat, sunscreen and even an umbrella for shade. Also, bring closed toed shoes with socks as the fields could be muddy from watering or rain. 3. Bring snacks. Be prepared with water and snacks. Many of the farms are far from stores. 4. What to pick. Pick strawberries that have no white on the tops. Pick blueberries that are the large ones that are deep blue, plump and juicy. 5. Go with the flow. You might want to pick buckets and buckets of blueberries or strawberries, but your family might be done after one small bucket. Just go with the flow. Take a break, change a diaper, or have a snack. 6. Yours for the picking. Be sure to bring cash in case the farms don’t take credit cards. Many farms charge between $2.50 - $5.00 per pound. One bucket holds about 5 pounds.

THE BUZZ ON>> KID HEALTH EXPERTS

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ponte vedra pediatric dentistry & orthodontics

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rainbow pediatric center

RainbowPediatricCenter.com

Rainbow Pediatric delivers Dr. Lindsay and her team the highest quality are dedicated to providing pediatric care for infants, the highest quality of children and adolescents. dental care and positive dental experiences to children of all ages. Visit Fun4FirstCoastKids.com for all things kids

rice orthodontics

DrRiceOrtho.com

Dr. Jason Rice strives to create an orthodontic experience that is customized to the treatment needs of the individual and exceeds expectations. UPLOAD YOUR EVENT TO iwantaBUZZ.com’s ONLINE CALENDAR.

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HEALTH & WELLNESS EVENTS Visit our iwantaBUZZ.com calendar for more local events.

Apr. 2, 9, 23, 30 HEALTHY KIDS RUNNING SERIES

14799 Bartram Springs Parkway HealthyKidsRunningSeries.org

The Healthy Kids Running Series provides kids a positive, educational and fun experience. The series is a five-week running program for kids from Pre-K to 8th grade. Each series takes place once a week and offers running events such as the 50-yard dash, the 1/4 mile, the 1/2 mile and the one mile run.

Apr. 8 DAILY’S FIT-4-LIFE KIDS DUATHLON

Riverside Presbyterian Day School 1stPlaceSports.com

Apr. 11 COMMUNITY CPR/AED

This one-day event will feature a run, bike, run (duathlon) for children ages 5 – 15. The Duathlon will begin at RPDS and take participants along the scenic streets of historic Riverside. The race will conclude on the RPDS campus with a celebratory festival, complete with child-friendly activities, free health screenings and much more!

Babies R Us Orange Park SafetyFirstJax.com

Come Learn CPR through Safety First Jax. This course offers certification in Community CPR and includes instruction and certification in Adult, Child and Infant CPR. It includes AED (Child, Infant and Adult certification) and Choking as well. Certification is through ASHI (American Safety & Health Institute).

Apr. 15-16, 22-23 FEE-FREE DAY FOR NATIONAL PARK WEEK

All National Parks NPS.gov

The National Park Service is once again partnering with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, to present National Park Week, a presidentially proclaimed celebration of our national heritage. On these National Park Week weekends, every national park will give you free admission. Try something new this year. Find your park! Visit Fun4FirstCoastKids.com for more events. 22

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Run 13.1 and 5K • Apr. 2 • 1stPlaceSports.com

Myasthenia Gravis Support Group: Apr. 1, UF Health Jacksonville Tower II, JaxHealth.com Mt. Acosta Classic: Apr. 1, Downtown Jacksonville, 1stPlaceSports.com Navy Run: Apr. 1, NAS Jax, 1stPlaceSports.com Relay for Life of Mandarin: Apr. 1, Mandarin High School, RelayForLife.org/MandarinFL Beaches Chapel School 5K: Apr. 1, Neptune Beach, 1stPlaceSports.com Healthy Kids Running Series: Apr. 2, 9, 23, 30, 14799 Bartram Springs Parkway, HealthyKidsRunningSeries.org Run 13.1 and 5K: Apr. 2, Jacksonville Landing, 1stPlaceSports.com Support For People With Oral And Head And Neck Cancer: Apr. 4, UF Health Jacksonville Cancer Center, JaxHealth.com Cancer Support Group: Apr. 4, Mayo Clinic Health System: Apr. 4, MayoClinic.org Summer in the Sun: Apr. 5, PATH Health, TheFamilyWellnessPractice.com Creating a Healthier Jacksonville: First Annual Public Health Conference: Apr. 6, Schultz Center Teach & Leader, Duval.FloridaHealth.gov Breast Cancer Support Group: Apr. 6, UF Health Jacksonville Cancer Center, JaxHealth.com Jacksonville Farmer’s Market: Apr. 7, Farmers Market, JaxFarmersMarket.com RPDS Daily’s Fit-4-Life Kids Duathlon and Family Festival: Apr. 8, Riverside, 1stPlaceSports.com Run to the Sun: Apr. 8, Orange Park, 1stPlaceSports.com Vision is Priceless 34th Annual BBQ and Western: Apr. 8, Greater Jacksonville Fair and Expo Center, VisionIsPriceless.org Happy Hour with the Doc: Apr. 10, Seachasers, TheFamilyWellnessPractice.com Community CPR/AED: Apr. 11, Babies R Us Orange Park, SafetyFirstJax.com Studio Jear Group Fitness: Apr. 12, Studio Jear, ZumbaJear.com Connecting the Dots Conference: Apr. 13, Schultz Center, FCCFlorida.org Flagler Hospital: Heart Health Education Series: Apr. 13, Flagler Hospital, FlaglerHospital.org Never Quit 5K: Apr. 15, Jacksonville Beach, 1stPlaceSports.com Run Rabbit Run 5K: Apr. 15, Academy Sports and Outdoors, UltimateRacingInc.com Fee-Free Day for National Park Week: Apr. 15-16, 22-23, All National Parks, NPS.gov Flagler Hospital: Wellness Education Series: Apr. 18, Flagler Hospital, FlaglerHospital.org PharMerica’s Clinical Geriatric Symposium: Apr. 19, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, PharMerica.com Wine and Chocolate Run: Apr. 22, San Marco, 1stPlaceSports.com First Coast Parkinson’s Run: Apr. 22, Riverside, 1stPlaceSports.com Ultimate Tri: Apr. 23, Jacksonville Golf and Country Club, UltimateRacingInc.com Jax Kidney Pump 5K: Apr. 23, UNF, 1stPlaceSports.com Jacksonville Farmer’s Market: Apr. 24, Farmers Market, JaxFarmersMarket.com 24th Annual 2017 Child Abuse Prevention Conference: Apr. 27, Jacksonville Marriott, ExchangeClubFamilyCenter.com Strides for Pride: Apr. 29, Riverside, 1stPlaceSports.com Knights of Columbus 5K Run/Walk and Fun Run: Apr. 29, Shoppes at Durbin Crossing, UltimateRacingInc.com Power the Flower 5K and Fun Run: Apr. 29, J. Allen Axson Montessori School, UltimateRacingInc.com The Players Donna 5K: May 6, TPC Sawgrass, 1stPlaceSports.com Shannon Miller Foundation 5K and Fun Run: May 13, Riverside Park, ShannonMiller.com Visit Fun4FirstCoastKids.com for all things kids


The Oyster Jam Music Festival • Southeast US Boat Show April 22-23

April 21-23

Living coastal in Florida and Georgia is steeped in a long-held tradition of hospitality and entertainment that evolved around the oyster.

Roasting oysters over an open fire, live music and cold beer add up to be about the best thing that anyone can do right here on the river bank.There is no better place to enjoy sway’n, slurp’n and shuck’n then at Metro Park and Marina on April 22-23rd at The Oyster Jam Music Festival.

The Fifth Annual Oyster Jam Music Festival has eclectic music with a nice mix of styles so everyone can sway the afternoon away. Saturday performances start with the dance team from Showtime USA Jax followed by Brent Byrd, The Rip Currents, Dirty Petes, Austin Park, Emma Moseley Band, Ginger Beard Man and Propaganjah. Sunday has a good mix of local favorites including; Catch The Groove, Mama Blue, Firewater Tent Revival, Kim Reteguiz and the Black Cat Bones, Parker Urban Band, J Collins and the Jason Evans Band.

The folks that come out every year already know the bands are just a small part of the fun, especially when you take in the events that go on inside #theoysterjam. The Shuck’n Contest has competitors from as far away as Panama City, Apalachicola and even Maine who compete for $300 in CASH and prizes. Since the first shuck’n contest in 2013, the winners have all been within seconds of the title. Make sure to come out by 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, to see the action.

There are some exotic tastes for those who only enjoy cooked oysters.. Chef X from Xclusively Kissed Intimate Catering won the PRIZE MONEY last year with a Caribbean Jerk Oyster with a Tropical Sauce and she is returning this year to attempt to hold on to that title. The Oyster Cook-off on Sunday, April 23rd starting at 11 a.m., is the most talked about event inside The Oyster Jam. All the oyster cooking pros including caterers, restaurants and chefs come together to show-off their best oyster and set up the Oyster Cook-off Competition. You can help judge these amazing treats and vote for the Crowd Pleaser Award. Also, come out and meet the celebrity judges that will select the Grand Prize Winner of this prestigious award and WIN some cash.

A boat-load of oysters is consumed during this three-day event. Ok, they come in gourmet trucks but you get the picture. The Oyster Jam is very proud to have collected more than 19,500 lbs of shells to recycle back into healthy thriving living oysters bars that filter area waters up to fifty gallons per oyster per day. The Oyster Jam would like to thank Andrea Noel and the team at Northeast Florida Aquatic Preserves and Guana Tolomato Matanzas Research Reserve for the work they do to preserve our waterways.

The Oyster Jam admission tickets are just $12 for adults, which gets you in the Southeast US Boat Show as well. Kids 16 years of age and under when they are accompanied by a paid adult. Mark your calendar and SAVE THE DATES...you will not want to miss this tradition on the river. Visit TheOysterJamMusicFestival.com or SoutheastUSBoatShow.com for more info and to purchase tickets Visit Fun4FirstCoastKids.com for all things kids

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CUISINE

KID FRIENDLY PLACES VISIT VISIT FUN4FIRSTCOASTKIDS.COM FOR MORE KID FRIENDLY PLACES

CUMMER CAFÉ

CAP’S ON THE WATER

CummerMuseum.org 829 Riverside Ave. (904) 356-6857 The Cummer Café enhances the museum experience for all guests by serving light lunch, quick bites, and locally-roasted coffee and espresso-based beverages. Go on Tuesday nights for free entry and enjoy the art and gardens. The kids zone is near the cafe so enjoy some food by the family that owns Candy Apple Café and some live music. Then enjoy the kids zone right next door!

CapsOnTheWater.com 4325 Myrtle St. (904) 824-8794

Enjoy sunset views from the wooden deck, an oyster bar and local seafood at this St. Augustine waterfront spot. Watch the boats and dolphins float by and eat outside under the oak trees. Let the kids run while you enjoy a cool breeze and a cold beer. Choose from new coastal cuisine paired with fresh local seafood with traditional Southern, as well as Mediterranean flavors.

MAIN EVENT

SUN RAY CINEMA

MainEvent.com 10370 Phillips Hwy. (904) 260-7500 When you want to let your fun out with family and friends, Main Event is the best— and easiest—place to head for fun. With stateof-the-art bowling, multi-level laser tag, more than 100 games topped with handcrafted food and a full bar under one roof, Main Event is the destination for fun. Eat high quality food while the kids enjoy the arcade and bowling. This will be a fun time for the whole family!

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SunRayCinema.com 1028 Park St. (904) 359-0049

Sun Ray Cinema is a quirky old movie theatre in Riverside’s Historic 5 Points. The kids will love the decor, food and the free summer movie series. What’s better than pizza and a movie? Well, watching a movie while eating your pizza! Sun Ray Cinema pizzas, sandwiches, hot dogs, milk shakes and finger foods—all foods kids love. Check their movie schedule for family friendly independent films, their free summer kids movie series, and their Christmas flicks series over the holidays for family fun.

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TACO LU

TacoLu.com 1712 Beach Blvd. (904) 249-8229 Spend the day at the beach with the kids and then head to Taco Lu for a variety of delicious soft tacos. Enjoy the cool murals and quirky art at this local hotspot with a cult following. With yummy Mexican food and tequila plus outdoor seating, parents and kids alike will love this restaurant. See you at the Lu!

MOON RIVER PIZZA

MoonRiverPizza.net 1176 Edgewood Avenue S. (904) 389-4442 This Murray Hill pizza joint is a funky pizzeria offering custom and specialty thin-crust pies in colorful surroundings. Plus, Moon River Pizza is where you can request special dough that the kids can shape to make their own pizzas! Their dough will be cooked as a pizza for them. This is a great way to entertain the kids while you wait.

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Food Truck Foodies

Funkadelic Food Truck by Shelton Buchanan

What’s big, green and pumping out some of the tastiest eats here in the Bold City? Why, the Funkadelic Food Truck, of course. Chef/Owner Jerry Asker is actually cousins with (Fun4FirstCoastKids.com owners) Terri and Susie! This mean green machine has been dishing out some of the best and freshest gourmet eats here in Jacksonville for a while. When you approach their rig, you’re hit with a sensory explosion for your eyes, ears and nose. The sounds of some funky beats will draw in anyone looking to groove over their lunch break, and the smells escaping from the truck will make your mouth water while you wait in line. Funkadelic keeps their menu short, but it’s anything but simple. From panko-fried shrimp on sliders to a smoked pork belly sandwich, this truck is bringing legitimate gourmet cred to the mobile food marketplace. On the day of my trip, I was craving a burger. Luckily for me, Funkadelic offers up what is perhaps the best burger I’ve ever had the pleasure of eating. To begin with, it’s a blend of brisket, short rib, and chuck. It’s topped with arugula, caramelized onions, white American cheese and their own special Funk sauce, all sandwiched between a delicate and fresh brioche bun. But, entrees alone are not their only specialty. They up the ante with sides ranging from regular or cajun fries to roasted beet home fries or pesto pasta salad. So, if you’re feeling funky, track down the Funkadelic Food Truck and prepare to be amazed.

BUZZ on Streets Favorite Childhood Toy? Zachary Schwartz intoGo

Buzz Lightyear from “Toy Story” Michael Call 7 Bridges Heating and Air Conditioning

Batman toys Andrea Siracusa Dreams Come True of Jacksonville

Lite-Brite Charlie Olden Anheuser-Busch

stuffed Clydesdale Lindsey Brock Rumrell, McLeod & Brock, PLLC

G.I. Joe Damon Burch III Forks Steakhouse

Atari 2600 Kalaivani Suriyamoorthy Shiva Robotics Academy

Building Blocks Visit Fun4FirstCoastKids.com for all things kids

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Kid-Approved Recipes

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BEACHSIDE SEAFOOD MARKET & RESTAURANT

Beaches BeachsideSeafoodRestaurant.com

RECIPE BOX

Kids eat free from the kid’s menu with purchase of adult basket on Tuesdays and Wednesdays! Come dine on fresh seafood on the family style open-air deck.

Hummus

This is an old Arabic family recipe from Fun4FirstCoastKids.com owners Terri and Susie. It is tasty, healthy, and so quick and easy! INGREDIENTS 1 large can of Garbanzo beans 1/3 cup olive oil 1/3 cup tahini (Publix international section) 1/3 cup lemon 3 large cloves of garlic (or more if you like it)

MILLER’S ALE HOUSE

EUROPEAN STREET CAFE

salt and pepper to taste

Hodges MillersAleHouse.com

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DIRECTIONS

Enjoy one free kid’s meal with the purchase of an adult meal at this local restaurant and sports bar. There are five locations in the Jacksonville area.

Kids 10 and under get a free meal and juice pouch from the newly designed kids menu, when an adult buys a meal and beverage from the full-sized menu.

Throw everything in a blender and that’s it! Serve with Arabic (pita) bread, with carrots, celery, cucumbers, or in pita sandwiches stuffed with falafel or grilled chicken and tabouli.

RECIPE BOX

INGREDIENTS

BURGER FI

Fun4FirstCoastKids Strawberry, 2 cups chopped strawberries (or any fruit you have on hand) Coconut, Lime Pops

Town Center BurgerFi.com

1 13.5 FL oz. can of coconut milk

Join Burger Fi for a fun family night out! Kids 12 and under will receive a free kid’s meal with the purchase of an adult entree.

Zest of 1 lime Juice from 2 limes 2-3 tbsp of honey or maple syrup DIRECTIONS Blend all the ingredients together in your blender and pour into a Popsicle mold. Use small paper cups, if you don’t have a mold. Freeze until set or overnight. Enjoy on a warm spring or summer day!

HIGHTIDE BURRITO CO.

MONROE’S SMOKEHOUSE BAR-B-Q

San Marco HightideBurrito.com

Riverside MonroesSmokehouseBBQ.com

Kids eat free on Sundays all day with purchase of an adult meal! Hightide Burrito Co. is a relaxed restaurant serving up fresh Beach Mex. Authentic Mexican recipes.

Receive a free kid’s meal with purchase of adult entrée from Monroe’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Q. Enjoy their classic barbecue ribs, sandwiches and traditional Southern-style sides.

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SPORTS

SPORTS PICK S

Apr. 8

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CUPCAKE RUN & CAKE WALK BENEFITING GIRLS ON THE RUN

St. Johns Town Center GOTRNEFL.org

Sweet by Holly and Athleta present The Cupcake 5K and 1 mile Cake Walk fun run benefiting Girls on the Run of Northeast Florida, a non-profit that inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experienced-based curriculum that creatively integrates running. All participants will receive a Sweet by Holly cupcake at the finish.

Apr. 15 RUN RABBIT RUN 5K

Academy Sports and Outdoors UltimateRacingInc.com

Join Ultimate Racing Inc. for the 6th Annual Run Rabbit Run 5K in a brand new location this year for running, funning and Easter egg hunting! As always, when you finish, a delicious brunch will be waiting for you at the finish line. This is a family friendly run and strollers are welcome.

JJVA VOLLEY-TOTS FRIDAY SESSION

8457 Western Way JJVA.com

Jacksonville Junior Volleyball Association is the local volleyball traveling club in Jacksonville. Volley-Tots is volleyball for the beginning volleyball player, boy or girl ages 5-8. Instruction includes motor skills, ball skills and introductory game skills. This program is designed specifically for this age group and includes the goals of appropriate learning and fun! 12oz. smoothie winners)

TROPICAL SMOOTHIE CAFÉ FUNDRAISING TropicalSmoothieCafe.com

Tropical Smoothie Café provides fundraising with a TROPICAL TWIST to Jacksonville’s schools, reaching out to students and their families to join the Café with great fresh food and smoothies for a great cause! We help students raise money on a regular basis. In return, Tropical Smoothie Café gives 10% of total event sales back to the organization. Tropical Smoothie Café is proud to serve the Jacksonville community! APRIL EVENTS: 4/03 Ponte Vedra High School Tennis team (TaxSlayer

SPORTS HAPPENINGS Mt. Acosta Classic: Apr. 1, Downtown Jacksonville, 1stPlaceSports.com UNF Softball vs. FGCU: Apr. 1-2, UNF Softball Complex, UNFOspreys.com Navy Run: Apr. 1, NAS Jax, 1stPlaceSports.com UNF Women’s Beach Volleyball vs. FGCU: Apr. 1, UNF, UNFOspreys.com Jacksonville Cannons vs. Nashville Nightwatch: Apr. 1, The Bolles School, JaxCannons.com Beaches Chapel School 5K: Apr. 1, Neptune Beach, 1stPlaceSports.com Jacksonville Sharks vs. Lehigh Valley Steelhawks: Apr. 1, Veterans Memorial Arena, JaxSharks.com Run 13.1 and 5K: Apr. 2, Jacksonville Landing, 1stPlaceSports.com UNF Baseball vs. Kennesaw St.: Apr. 2, UNF, UNFOspreys.com UNF Baseball vs. College of Charleston: Apr. 4, UNF, UNFOspreys.com JU Baseball vs. Bethune-Cookman: Apr. 5, Sessions Stadium, JUDolphins.com UNF Women’s Tennis vs. USC Upstate: Apr. 6, UNF Tennis Complex, UNFOspreys.com UNF Men’s Tennis vs. USC Upstate: Apr. 6, UNF Tennis Complex, UNFOspreys.com Visit Fun4FirstCoastKids.com for all things kids

4/03 Orange Park High School (OPHS) Track - Orange Park Tropical Smoothie Café (3pm-7pm) 4/04 Argyle Elementary School - Oakleaf Town Center Tropical Smoothie Café (3pm-7pm) 4/05 OPHS Softball team - Orange Park Tropical Smoothie Café (3pm-7pm) 4/06 OPHS Don Hall Track Meet 2:30pm - selling 12oz. smoothies at concession stand 4/12 OPHS Baseball team - Orange Park Tropical Smoothie Café (3pm-7pm) 4/29 Julington Creek Baseball team 9am - selling 12oz. smoothies at concession stand Also, support Westside Soccer Club each Saturday in April as Tropical Smoothie Café serves healthy breakfast and lunch with fresh smoothies at their Ringhaver Park concession stand.

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UNF Women’s Beach Volleyball vs. JU: Apr. 7, UNF, UNFOspreys.com RPDS Daily’s Fit-4-Life Kids Duathlon and Family Festival: Apr. 8, Riverside, 1stPlaceSports.com UNF Softball vs. Kennesaw St.: Apr. 8-9, UNF Softball Complex, UNFOspreys.com UNF Men’s Tennis vs. NJIT: Apr. 8, UNF Tennis Complex, UNFOspreys.com Run to the Sun: Apr. 8, Orange Park, 1stPlaceSports.com JU Women’s Beach Volleyball vs. College of Charleston: Apr. 8, Sessions Stadium, JUDolphins.com UNF Women’s Tennis vs. NJIT: Apr. 8, UNF Tennis Complex, UNFOspreys.com UNF Women’s Volleyball JU Tournament: Apr. 8-9, UNF, UNFOspreys.com UNF Track and Field Invite: Apr. 8, UNF, UNFOspreys.com JU Baseball vs. Savannah St.: Apr. 11, Sessions Stadium, JUDolphins.com UNF Baseball vs. Florida A&M: Apr. 11, UNF, UNFOspreys.com JU Softball vs. USF: Apr. 12, Debbie and Fred Pruitt Softball Complex, JUDolphins.com

Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp vs. Chattanooga Lookouts: Apr. 1216, Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, JaxShrimp.com UNF Baseball vs. NJIT: Apr. 13-15, UNF, UNFOspreys.com JU Baseball vs. Lipscomb: Apr. 1315, Sessions Stadium, JUDolphins.com Jacksonville Cannons vs. Raleigh Flyers: Apr. 14, The Bolles School, JaxCannons.com UNF Men’s Tennis vs. Stetson: Apr. 15, UNF Tennis Complex, UNFOspreys.com Never Quit 5K: Apr. 15, Jacksonville Beach, 1stPlaceSports.com UNF Softball vs. Florida A&M: Apr. 18, UNF Softball Complex, UNFOspreys.com JU Baseball vs. Florida A&M: Apr. 19, Sessions Stadium, JUDolphins.com UNF Baseball vs. USF: Apr. 19, UNF, UNFOspreys.com UNF Baseball vs. FGCU: Apr. 21-23, UNF, UNFOspreys.com Wine and Chocolate Run: Apr. 22, San Marco, 1stPlaceSports.com Guns N’ Hoses: Apr. 22, Veterans Memorial Arena, GunsNHoses.com First Coast Parkinson’s Run: Apr. 22, Riverside, 1stPlaceSports.com

Jumb Shrimp • Apr. 12-16 JaxShrimp.com

Jax Kidney Pump 5K: Apr. 23, UNF, 1stPlaceSports.com Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp vs. Mobile BabyBears: Apr. 27-30, Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, JaxShrimp.com Jacksonville Sharks vs. Columbus Lions: Apr. 29, Veterans Memorial Arena, JaxSharks.com Strides for Pride: Apr. 29, Riverside, 1stPlaceSports.com Jacksonville Sharks vs. Columbus Lions: Apr. 29, Veterans Memorial Arena, JaxSharks.com UNF Softball vs. JU: Apr. 30 – May 1, UNF Softball Complex, UNFOspreys.com UNF Baseball vs. UCF: May 2, UNF, UNFOspreys.com The Players Donna 5K: May 6, TPC Sawgrass, 1stPlaceSports.com Shannon Miller Foundation 5K and Fun Run: May 13, Riverside Park, ShannonMiller.com

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Game Day:

TRIPLE PLAY:

Outdoor Camps

Guns N’ Hoses

happy acres ranch summer camp

HappyAcresRanch.com

This camp offers your child a unique opportunity to experience what camp should be without having to leave the city. The outdoor program gives campers traditional camp experiences in a natural relaxed setting.

History & Mission GunsNHosesJax.com April 22 Veterans Memorial Arena Jacksonville’s Guns N’ Hoses event is put on by the Fraternal Order of Police Foundation and is their largest fundraiser of the year. The first event took place in 1999. It is the one time of the year city’s first responders become rivals, vying for the title and bragging rights for the year. The firefighters and police officers are all amateur boxers who began training for the fights in January. The matches consist of three one-minute rounds. The winner receives the coveted title belt which they display at their union hall for the year. Regardless of who gets the decision, it is the community that comes out a winner, as all proceeds go back into the community. As it enters its 19th year, this event has raised over 1.7 million for local charities as police officers and firefighters literally fight for a better community.

kayak amelia summer camp

Match On April 22, the entertainment begins at 3:30 p.m. with a street party featuring the music of Big Engine and South of Savannah, along with plenty of family activities. Doors open to the arena at 5:30 p.m. and the bell rings at 6:30 p.m. Guests are invited to stick around after the last match for the after party. There will be lots of vendors to provide food, drink and fun for all ages! There will be numerous celebrity judges at this year’s event as well as a special presentation to the families of two police officers killed in the line of duty and a firefighter who was severely injured fighting a fire.

KayakAmelia.com

With 46,000 acres of nature to explore, your children will never get bored. Campers will utilize kayaks and stand up paddle boards to access some of the most pristine ecosystems in Northeast Florida.

renaissance youth summer camp

Tickets “We saw a record turnout for last year’s event and our goal is to exceed our numbers and make this year’s event even better,” said David Stevens, Fraternal Order of Police Foundation Chairman. “Our floor tables usually sell out fast, so I recommend reserving your spot today. You can also choose club seats or the general admission section. No matter where you sit, you will have a good time.”

RenaissanceYouth.com

Designed for the working parent household that needs to find affordable and convenient camp options for their children while they are out of school.

Tickets are on sale and can be purchased at GunsNHosesJax.com or at Ticketmaster.com or at the FOP office located at 5530 Beach Boulevard. Club seats are $53, reserved seats are $38, and general admission is $13.

GEAR UP>> SPORTS CAMPS

Wilson Collegiate Tennis Camp

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Tommy Hulihan Sports Summer Camp

Providence Girls Basketball Camp

Campers will participate in team sports and age-appropriate activities including basketball, soccer, flag football, kickball, tag games and more. Each day is filled with fun and challenging activities.

Focus on fundamentals and enjoy playing basketball! Each day will stress instruction and play with development of each camper’s individual skills as well as teaching team concepts.

TommyHulihanBasketball.com

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YMCA

FirstCoastYMCA.org

It’s game on this year at the YMCA Day Camps across the First Coast. Campers will discover new adventures, interests, skills, build self-confidence, make new friends, and feel a sense of achievement.

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TOP THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT:

JACKSONVILLE JUNIORS VOLLEYBALL ASSOCIATION

Jacksonville Juniors Volleyball Association & JJVA Training Facility/Summer Camps 8457 Western Way, Jacksonville, FL 32256 • (904) 854-2323 • info@jjva.com • JJVA.com

1. History: JJVA is one of the longest running competitive volleyball programs in the country. Mary Andrew (Director of JJVA Volleyball) founded the nonprofit organization in 1989 with a dream to inspire youth through the sport of volleyball. She remains the head of the program and has trained and mentored thousands of young athletes with many of them going on to play college ball, and quite of few of them coming back to JJVA as coaches. In order to accommodate the rapid growth of the program, earlier this year JJVA moved into the impressive 75,900 square foot training facility at 8451 Western Way off of Baymeadows and I-95. The new JJVA Volleyball Training Center includes 13 SnapSport Indoor Surface courts, offices, a pro-shop, team room, meeting/video room, concession area, therapy room, and a 4,000-square-foot fitness center. It is the largest indoor volleyball training center between Orlando and Atlanta.

3. CAMPS - JJVA.com/home/JuniorPrograms/ SummerCamps.aspx Come join JJVA for fun and skills this summer at the largest indoor volleyball training facility between Orlando and Atlanta. Check out the junior programs and summer camp options at JJVA.com. Summer Sports Camps at JJVA is a high-energy youth sports experience providing unforgettable memories and friendships to last a lifetime! The Summer Sports Camps focus on team building, leadership skills, sports, fitness and fun! JJVA camp counselors make sure that every child has a rewarding, safe and fun camp experience. Camp is open to boys and girls, grades K through 5. For our volleyball enthusiasts, JJVA offers a Volleyball Skills Camp. The world-class JJVA coaching staff focus on fundamental skills through game-based drills and daily scrimmages. The Volleyball Skills Camp is open to boys and girls grades 4-12. It is designed for the beginner to intermediate player and will incorporate teamwork and sportsmanship. CAMP DATES: JJVA Camps will run weekly from June 5 - August 4. SPORTS CAMP is offered daily or for a full week.

2. Competitive Program: The program is a member of USA Volleyball with over 60 teams (Local, Regional, National, Boys and two satellite programs in Camden City, GA and Nassau County, FL). There are 80 coaches and around 700 youth! JJVA has some of the top teams in the country including National Champions last year. JJVA hosts six major tournaments each year, including USAV Regional Qualifiers, in addition to many local tournaments. They also are home to a Summer High School League for Duval and St. Johns County public and private high schools. This year they will host high school and middle school tournaments for area school districts. The program has an impressive college placement program and 100 percent of their recruits last year went on to play collegiate ball! The program is directed by founder Mary Andrew and led by Coaching Director Adis Imamovic.

SKILLS CAMP is offered Mon-Fri (5 days), Mon-Wed (3 days) or Thu-Fri (2 days)

Age Groups: VolleyTots (Grades K-3) & MiniVolley (Grades 4-5) Training Options: Friday Sessions (ONE DAY PER WEEK TRAINING) / 6:00P - 7:00P / $99 per 8-week session OR Tuesday and Thursday Sessions (TWO DAYS PER WEEK TRAINING) / 4-5PM / $99 per 4-week session TAP PROGRAM - JJVA “Train & Play” (GRADES 6-10) JJVA.com/home/JuniorPrograms/TrainandPlay.aspx JJVA offers “club” style training to enhance your volleyball skills! • Individual skill instruction on all basic volleyball skills • Competition drills and games • Lighter ball and lower net for younger players • Girls and boys are welcome

CAMP HOURS: SPORTS CAMP: Full-Day 9a-4p / HalfDay 9a-12p / Extended 8a-6p | SKILLS CAMP: 9am-4pm

• Train on Fridays from 6-7:30pm and learn the skills of volleyball

4. Youth Training Programs

$135 for all 8 practices or walk in to any practice for $20

VOLLEYSTARS PROGRAM (GRADES K – 5) - JJVA.com/ home/JuniorPrograms/VolleyStars.aspx

5. PARTIES

JJVA’s signature VolleyStars is a program designed to teach motor skills, sports skills and volleyball skills to boys and girls in grades Kindergarten through 5th Grade. VolleyStars will provide your daughter or son the physical exercise and motor skills necessary to develop agility, stamina, balance, discipline, eye tracking, focus and attention skills, as well as the joy of movement. In addition, participants will learn the basic skills and game patterns of the great sport of volleyball.

Age Groups: Ages 11-12 & Ages 13-15

Archery Tag Parties (ONLY LOCATION IN JACKONVILLE!) - http://jjva.com/home/PartiesRentals.aspx Sports Parties (Basketball - Kickball - Volleyball Dodgeball) If you are interested in our Archery or Sports parties, please contact JJVA Party Coordinator Della Wolfe at 904-854-2323 or della@jjva.com

BRENT MARTINEAU

GAME FACE: Local Athletes of Jacksonville

Sports Director at

Calais Campbell

Barry Church

The veteran defensive lineman signed with the Jaguars in free agency for a blockbuster deal worth $60 million. Campbell is a two-time Pro Bowler from the Arizona Cardinals and played college football at Miami. Campbell has 56.5 career sacks and has been durable, missing only six games in his career.

The Jaguars free agency frenzy on the defensive side of the ball continued with strong safety Barry Church. The former Dallas Cowboy is 29 years old and adds experience and steady play at the safety spot. The Jags will likely mix up their looks with TaShaun Gipson and Church in the back end.

A.J. Bouye

Lerentee McCray

The Jaguars landed another big price tag free agent with Bouye. They also lured him away from division rival Houston. The cornerback had a career year in 2016 in his first season as a full-time starter. Bouye will now form a potent tandem with Jalen Ramsey in the Jaguars defensive backfield.

The former Florida Gators linebacker is now a Jacksonville Jaguars player. McCray is from Dunnellon, Florida and signed a one year deal to the join the Jaguars. His arrival is a reunion with Special Teams Coordinator Joe DeCamillis. The duo helped the Denver Broncos win the 2015 Super Bowl.

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MUSIC

Music Locale LEARNERS – LIGHTS Apr. &LITTLE SOUNDS 12

Apr. 7-9

Museum of Science & History TheMOSH.org

SPRINGING THE BLUES FESTIVAL

Seawalk Pavilion SpringingTheBlues.com

Apr. 2 BUGS BUNNY AT THE SYMPHONY

Times-Union Center JaxSymphony.org

Many of us were introduced to classical music by none other than Bugs Bunny. From “What’s Opera Doc,” to the “Rabbit of Seville,” all our favorites return to Jacoby Symphony Hall, on the big screen, in high definition and accompanied by the Jacksonville Symphony. Bring the family for great laughs and great music.

Springing the Blues is a three-day family-friendly music festival that celebrates the blues. Featuring 23 of the hottest contemporary blues artists on two stages. Add food, arts marketplace, kid’s activities area, sun and surf with beautiful spring weather and you have a music experience like no other!

Bring your little ones to MOSH the second Wednesday of every month for exclusive programming designed for preschool-aged guests. Please note, this program encourages child/caregiver interaction and requires one registered adult per two children. Lights & Sounds will be an illuminating day of discovery as they learn about the amazing properties of light and sound.

Apr. 28-29 DISNEY’S THE LION KING JR. EVENING PERFORMANCE

Ponte Vedra Concert Hall PVConcertHall.com

The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, in partnership with Apex Theatre, proudly announces that Apex Theatre Studio’s Junior Musical Theater workshop will present Disney’s The Lion King Jr. Based on the muchloved animated classic, The Lion King Jr. follows young Simba on his coming of age journey from frisky cub to leader of the Pridelands.

CENTER STAGE: TRACE ADKINS By Rosemary Jackson

APRIL 27 THRASHER-HORNE CENTER • THCENTER.ORG

Trace Adkins’ trademark baritone has powered countless hits to the top of the charts and sold over 10 million albums, cumulatively. His hit list includes “You’re Gonna Miss This,” “Ladies Love Country Boys,” “Songs About Me,” “Every Light In The House,” “Hillbilly Bone (Blake Shelton & Trace Adkins),” and “Just Fishin’,” to name a few. The Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry is a TV personality, actor, author, spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Program and the American Red Cross, for whom he raised over $1.5 million dollars as winner of NBC’s All-Star Celebrity Apprentice. In recent years, Adkins has performed 10 USO Tours. In his 2007 autobiography, “A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Freethinking Roughneck,” the former oil-rigger recounted his rise to fame, brushes with death, and battles with personal demons. Trace has played a tough as nails biker in The Lincoln Lawyer (starring Matthew McConaughey), and a wise oracle of a tattoo artist in the family-friendly film Moms’ Night Out (starring Patricia Heaton, Sean Astin, Sarah Drew). He also developed and hosted GAC’s “Great American Heroes” honoring every-day heroes. His upcoming tour will promote his new album, “Something’s Going On” and he’s very much looking forward to it. Adkins said when he goes to concerts he likes hearing the well-known hits by a band. That doesn’t mean that you won’t hear some of his new stuff, but it will be sprinkled in so it doesn’t overshadow the reason you’re there – to hear his hits. Songs like “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” and more are sure to be familiar songs the baritone Grammy-nominated singer will perform. Adkins’ advice for his audience is, “try to have as much fun as we do when you come to our show.” It’s a toss-up as to who will have the best time since he seems to have a lot of fun on stage! 30

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BUDDY GUY STORY BEHIND THE MUSIC:

Though Buddy Guy will forever be associated with Chicago, his story actually begins in Louisiana. One of five children, he was born in 1936 to a sharecropper’s family and raised on a plantation near the small town of Lettsworth, located some 140 miles northwest of New Orleans. Buddy Guy was just 7 years old when he fashioned his first makeshift “guitar”—a two-string contraption attached to a piece of wood and secured with his mother’s hairpins. At age 79, Guy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago’s fabled West Side sound, and a living link to the city’s halcyon days of electric blues. Guy has received seven Grammy Awards, a 2015 Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award, 34 Blues Music Awards (the most any artist has received), the Billboard Magazine Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, a Kennedy Center Honor, and the Presidential National Medal of Arts. Rolling Stone Magazine ranked him No. 23 in its “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” Guy released his brand-new studio album, “Born to Play Guitar,” which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Blues Albums chart. The release features guest appearances by Van Morrison, Joss Stone, Kim Wilson and Billy Gibbons.

CATCH HIM LIVE:

April 9 at St. Augustine Amphitheatre

WEBSITE:

StAugAmphitheatre.com

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS STORY BEHIND THE MUSIC:

One of the most successful acts in rock history, Red Hot Chili Peppers (singer Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea, drummer Chad Smith, and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer) have sold more than 60 million albums, including five multi-platinum LPs, and won six Grammy Awards, including Best Rock Album for “Stadium Arcadium,” Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group for “Dani California,” Best Rock Song for “Scar Tissue,” and Best Hard Rock Performance With Vocal for “Give It Away.” The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2012. The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ last studio album, “The Getaway,” was released by Warner Bros. Records on June 17, 2016. “The Getaway” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Album Sales Chart and at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 upon its release in June. “The Getaway” marks the Grammy Award-winning band’s seventh top 10 album and third No. 2 on the Top 200 Chart. The album debuted at No. 1 in Australia, Belgium, Ireland, Netherlands, and New Zealand and at No. 2 in the United Kingdom and Germany. “The Getaway” was produced by Danger Mouse and mixed by Nigel Godrich. With every ticket purchased online for Red Hot Chili Peppers, you’ll receive a choice of either a standard physical or standard digital copy of their new album, “The Getaway.” Ticket purchasers will receive instructions via email on how to redeem their album within 1014 days after ticket purchase.

CATCH THEM LIVE:

April 24 at the Veterans Memorial Arena with BABYMETAL and Jack Iron

WEBSITE:

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MUSIC EVENTS Visit our iwantaBUZZ.com calendar for more local events.

Band of Silver A1Music904: Apr. 1, Jack Rabbits, JaxLive.com Fool’s Paradise feat. Lettuce, The Floozies, The Motet and The Main Squeeze: Apr. 1, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, StAugAmphitheatre.com An Evening with World-Renowned Illusionist Rick Thomas: Apr. 1, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, PVConcertHall.com Jack Broadbent: Apr. 1, Ritz Theatre and Museum, RitzJacksonville.com Bugs Bunny at the Symphony: Apr. 1-2, Times-Union Center, JaxSymphony.org Steve Miller Band with guests Los Lonely Boys: Apr. 2, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, StAugAmphitheatre.com The Wood Brothers: Apr. 3, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, PVConcertHall.com Big Bad Voodoo Daddy with guests Toots Lorraine and The Traffic: Apr. 4, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, PVConcertHall.com Ana Popovic with guest Light Elixir: Apr. 5, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, PVConcertHall.com Leo Kottke and Keller Williams Shut the Folk Up: Apr. 6, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com The Wailers – playing Bob Marley’s Legend: Apr. 6, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, PVConcertHall.com Legends of Southern Hip Hop: Apr. 7, TimesUnion Center, JaxEvents.com Springing in the Blues: Apr. 7, Jacksonville Beach Seawalk Pavilion, JacksonvilleBeach.org Canellakis Conducts Shostakovich: Apr. 7-9, Times-Union Center, JaxSymphony.org Little River Band with Jacksonville Rock Symphony Orchestra with special guest Craig Fuller: Apr. 7, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com One Woman Sex and the City: A Parody: Apr. 7-8, Times-Union Center, FSCJArtistSeries.org Haskell presents the Florida Theatre’s 90th Anniversary Celebration: Steamboat Bill Jr.: Apr. 8, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com 100 Watt Vipers and Lowrcase g: Apr. 8, Jack Rabbits, JaxLive.com Shovels and Rope with guest Matthew Logan Vasquez: Apr. 8, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, PVConcertHall.com Breaking Through with Bleeding in Stereo, Soulswitch and Blood Bath and Beyond: Apr. 8, Mavericks at the Landing, MavericksAtTheLanding.com John Lumpkin’s Jazz Discovery Featuring Andrae Murchinson: Apr. 8, Ritz Theatre and Museum, RitzJacksonville.com Alan Jackson “Honky Tonk Highway Tour” featuring guest Lee Ann Womack: Apr. 8, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, StAugAmphitheatre.com The HillBenders present The Who’s TOMMY: A Bluegrass Opry: Apr. 9, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com

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Buddy Guy with guests The Rides: Apr. 9, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, StAugAmphitheatre.com Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers: Apr. 11, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com Portugal. The Man with guests HDBeenDope and DJ Black Daniels: Apr. 11, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, PVConcertHall.com Groove Fetish and guests: Apr. 11, Jack Rabbits, JaxLive.com Fortunate Youth CD Release Tour with Josh Heinrich and Skillinjah for Peace Band plus Iya Terra: Apr. 12, Jack Rabbits, JaxLive.com Chris Botti: Apr. 13, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com Closer to Found with Lift the Medium and Silence in Solitude: Apr. 13, Jack Rabbits, JaxLive.com Disney on Ice – Worlds of Enchantment: Apr. 13-16, Veterans Memorial Arena, DisneyOnIce.com Chronixx with guest Kelissa, Jesse Royal and Max Glaxer: Apr. 14, Mavericks at the Landing, MavericksAtTheLanding.com Brent Byrd and The Suitcase Gypsies: Apr. 14, The Jacksonville Landing, JacksonvilleLanding.com Surfer Blood, Chaucer and Faze Wave: Apr. 14, Jack Rabbits, JaxLive.com Netflix presents Adam Sandler with David Spade, Nick Swardson and Rob Schneider: Apr. 15, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, StAugAmphitheatre.com Periphery with the Contortionist, Norma Jean and Infinity Shred: Apr. 15, Mavericks at the Landing, MavericksAtTheLanding.com Drive-By Truckers with guest Hiss Golden Messenger: Apr. 16, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, PVConcertHall.com Acid Mothers Temple with Babylon: Apr. 16, Jack Rabbits, JaxLive.com Set to Stun, Justice Tackle and guests: Apr. 17, Jack Rabbits, JaxLive.com Chris Brown The Party Tour: Apr. 18, Veterans Memorial Arena, JaxEvents.com ROCKTOPIA Live: Apr. 19, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com Boston: Apr. 20, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, StAugAmphitheatre.com

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MJ Live!: Apr. 20-23, Times-Union Center, FSCJArtistSeries.org A-Train Live the Experience: Bo last name Dacious: Apr. 21, Ritz Theatre and Museum, RitzJacksonville.com Jay Garrett Band: Apr. 21, The Jacksonville Landing, JacksonvilleLanding.com Bond and Beyond: Apr. 21-22, Times-Union Center, JaxEvents.com Tower of Power: Apr. 22, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com Florida Chamber Music Project presents Mozart and Debussy: Apr. 23, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, PVConcertHall.com Twiddle and Midnight North: Apr. 23, Jack Rabbits, JaxLive.com Red Hot Chili Peppers: Apr. 24, Veterans Memorial Arena, JaxEvents.com Marsha Ambrosius and Eric Benet: M.E. tour 2017: Apr. 26, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com X102.9 presents Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats with guests Seratones: Apr. 26, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, StAugAmphitheatre.com Symphony in 60: Tchaikovsky’s Pathetique: Apr. 27-29, Times-Union Center, JaxSymphony.org Apex Theatre Studio presents Disney’s The Lion King Jr.: Apr. 28, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, PVConcertHall.com Three Tall Women: Apr. 28-29, Players by the Sea, PlayersByTheSea.org Umphrey’s McGee with guest Big Something: Apr. 29, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, StAugAmphitheatre.com Sublime tribute band Wrong Way and Bigfoot Barefoot: Apr. 29, Jack Rabbits, JaxLive.com Apex Theatre Studio presents Disney’s The Lion King Jr. Afternoon Performance: Apr. 29, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, PVConcertHall.com Apex Theatre Studio presents Disney’s The Lion King Jr. Evening Performance: Apr. 29, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, PVConcertHall.com Kinky Boots: May 2-7, Times-Union Center, FSCJArtistSeries.org X102.9 presents Weezer with guest The Pauses: May 4, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, StAugAmphitheatre.com Visit Fun4FirstCoastKids.com for all things kids


STRIKE UP A CHORD MUSIC CLASSES

FEEL the BEAT: Music Camps

Episcopal School of Jacksonville Montelione Music Camp ESJ.org/Summer

BACH 2 ROCK

B2Music.com

Bach To Rock is the Music School for students of all ages. B2R’s unique method is based on the knowledge that students learn best when they join together to play the music they like the most. That’s why they use special arrangements of the music of our time and combine individual lessons with band instruction. Weekly “jam sessions” lead to Battles of the Bands and recording sessions in B2R Studio’s professional recording facilities. B2R also holds regularly scheduled public concerts that encourage students to become seasoned performers. These creative group activities foster teamwork, build self-esteem and motivate students to perfect their musicianship through independent practice. Instrumental lessons are for children aged 5-7. Participate in Kids n Keys where children are introduced to the fundamentals of music and piano playing in a fun, group setting. Kids will be inspired, play by ear, and play as a group.

The Montelione Music Camp is a music education experience specifically designed to enhance the technique and artistry of young musicians. Dr. Montelione, along with his team of professional national and international performing artists, will provide both group studio lessons and larger ensemble experiences for each camp attendee.

Northeast Florida Conservatory Guitar Summer Camp NFConservatory.org

Guitar camp is a weeklong comprehensive and intensive peek into the workings of the world’s most popular musical instrument: acoustic, electric, rock, country, classical solo, and jam styles. Guitar Camp is for the student 10 years and older with some basic guitar skills, just knowing a few chords will get you started.

JACKSONVILLE CHILDREN’S CHORUS

JaxChildrensChorus.org

The Jacksonville Children’s Chorus (JCC) was founded in 1995 at Jacksonville University to fill a need for a children’s music program in the area. JCC has expanded its choir programs, and has developed self-produced, sold-out concerts including the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” event, the annual Cool Side of Yuletide holiday concert and concerts featuring guest artists such as Amy Grant, Voca People and Kristin Chenoweth. As JCC grows, it has created new choirs and new opportunities for its singers. The Young Men’s Chorus, established in 2011, is designed to meet the specific needs of young men who are experiencing voice expansion. The Touring Choir, established in 2011, travels nationally or internationally in the summer after a year of hard work and performances. From 16 singers in 1995, JCC has developed into one of Jacksonville’s most important providers of music education, enriching the lives of singers and audiences across the region. Visit Fun4FirstCoastKids.com for all things kids

Lisa Kelly Voice Academy Summer Camp TheLisaKellyVoiceAcademy.com

The Academy’s Summer Experience Camp is a fun and interactive performance camp. During this week-long camp, children will learn vocal technique, songs from different genres, movement and drama, culminating in a short performance at the end of the week for friends and family.

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NIGHTLIFE

Nightlife Picks Apr. 7

ADVENTURE LANDING FRIDAY FAMILY NIGHT

Adventure Landing Beach Blvd. AdventureLanding.com

Apr. 14

INTUITION ALE WORKS FAMILY NIGHT

Intuition Ale Works From 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., enjoy a large IntuitionAleWorks.com

pepperoni pizza, unlimited laser tag and unlimited miniature golf for just $24.99! This offer is valid for up to 4 guests. Each additional family member is $5 (does Family Game Night will now happen every second Friday of the month! not include additional pizza). Get everyone together for this Friday night. It will This is a kid-friendly evening in the brewery featuring a bounce house, face painting, tons of board games, cornhole, giant jenga, video games be fun for the whole family! and more. Come start your weekend with some local beer and dinner from BLK SHP, without the need for a babysitter!

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11840 Beach Blvd. Ste. 10 PumpItUpParty.com

Kid’s Night Out is more than just a party—it’s a rocking good time designed to entertain your children with incredible rides, swings, themed games, pizza, and their favorite coaches! KNO not only keeps them moving and shaking the whole time they’re here, but it also continues to build their self-confidence, fine and gross motor skills, socialization and teamwork.

Don’t get a babysitter for this night! Parent’s Night Out is an exciting evening for the kids at Pump It Up while you enjoy an adult night on the town! Pump It Up is where every day’s a party. This is the best place for your kids to have a great time with bounce house fun.

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CATCHIN' A BUZZ

THE REAL HOUSEMOMS OF NOCATEE The Real Housemoms of Nocatee is an organized group in the 3rd fastest growing community in the United States. Local mom, Meg James, formed the group, now over 1,100 members strong, three years ago. They have mom’s nights out, play groups, fundraisers, and moms can ask questions on how to build their homes, what to do when their child has a strange illness, and what to do when an alligator is in their garage or a snake is in their child’s play house in the yard! Many times they have asked about where to go on those rare date nights out. Below we have shared their favorites...or those places they just dream about going when the kids are old enough to leave at home.

ST. AUGUSTINE Ice Plant

Collage

Cellar 6

A1A Ale House

110 Riberia St. • IcePlaceBar.com

60 Hypolita St. • CollageStAug.com

6 Aviles St. • Cellar6StAugustine.com

1 King St. #101 • A1AAleWorks.com

Inspired by the historical period of the early 20th century, their mission is to return to the craft of ice harvesting by freezing purified water in large blocks.

In the heart of the historic district, visit this atmospheric spot featuring a mix of inspired global eats and a sizable wine list in a romantic space.

Located in the heart of downtown St. Augustine, visit this full-service restaurant featuring a fresh and new dinner menu composed of popular urban cuisine dishes.

Visit this seaside brewery with a relaxed bar area and a variety of Caribbean, Cuban and Florida influences in old town. The No Name Bar

The Tini Martini Bar

Preserved

Prohibition Kitchen

16 S Castillo Dr. • Facebook.com/TheBarWithNoName

24 Avendia Menendez • Tini-Martini-Bar.com

102 Bridge St. • PreservedRestaurant.com

119 St. George St. • ProhibitionKitchenStAugustine.com

This bar at the Casablanca Inn is the place to enjoy a selection of martinis al fresco as you relax overlooking Matanzas Bay on the verandah.

Preserved Restaurant offers up authentic Southern cuisine while pushing an ingredient-driven menu that showcases local farmers, community, and southern heritage.

Enter an escape into the clandestine, mysterious, and yes, illegal world of flapper dresses, speakeasies, and swing. Sashay in and let your senses be seduced at this vintage gastropub and lounge.

Enjoy this rustic, easygoing hangout with a patio offering American grub and live music. Grab a drink from the full bar and sit outside for an amazing view of the Castillo de San Marcos.

Restaurant Medure

Trasca Eatery and Co.

Ocean 60

Pier Cantina

818 A1A North • RestaurantMedure.com

155 Tourside Dr. • TrascaAndCo.com

60 Ocean Blvd. • Ocean60.com

412 1st St. N. • ThePierJax.com

Experience an energetic fusion of classic and modern at this relaxed, refined atmosphere serving New American plates and extensive wine list.

Trasca & Co Eatery is a one-of-a-kind, locally owned, vintage-inspired, neighborhood eatery in Ponte Vedra Beach with roots tracing back to 1974.

Ocean 60 is northeast Florida’s premier island-inspired upscale casual restaurant serving seafood with a Latin and Pacific twist.

Are you looking for lunch in the sun, dinner with an amazing ocean view, or late night out dancing the night away? The Pier Cantina and Sandbar has your entertainment needs covered.

Eleven South Bistro

Palm Valley Fish Camp

The Grape and Grain Exchange

216 11th Ave. S. • ElevenSouth.com

299 Roscoe Blvd. N. • PalmValleyFishCamp.com

2000 San Marco Blvd. • GrapeAndGrainExchange.com

Their food philosophy is simple – a taste for every palate and a palette for every season. Their menu features an exclusive variety of seafood, steaks, fresh fish and pasta dishes.

Where mouthwatering seafood and southern flavors come together. Enjoy carefully sourced seafood and wine in a cozy house with ample bar and table seating.

The Grape and Grain Exchange brings the craft cocktail and “garden to bar” movement to San Marco Square. Enjoy craft beers and wines, small batch regional and local spirits, and more.

JACKSONVILLE

The Candy Apple Café & Cocktails

Nona Blue

400 N. Hogan Street • CandyAppleCafeAndCocktails.com

325 Front St. • NonaBlue.com

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Stop by this sophisticated yet whimsical eatery with elevated, French-inspired plates, desserts and drinks in Downtown Jacksonville. Enjoy candy, chocolate, caramel apples and more!

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Barbara Jean’s 15 S Roscoe Blvd. • BarbaraJeans.com

This family run, multi-unit restaurant specializes in Southern-accented seafood and comfort eats dished in a casual, riverfront spot with a patio and views.

Jaxon Social 1161 Beach Blvd. • JaxonSocial.com

Jaxon Social featuring globally inspired and locally sources cuisine and house-infused cocktails. Enjoy this urbane bistro offering eclectic American plates and craft cocktails, plus a heated outdoor deck. Visit Fun4FirstCoastKids.com for all things kids


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HAPPY HOUR 8AM-10AM MODALITY OF AND 3PM-5PM THE MONTH: EVERYDAY $10 OFF FREE AROMADOME CHOOSE ANY PITA WITH PURCHASE OF WITH REFLEXOLOGY FOR $5.00. Not valid with any other offer or coupon DOWNTOWN LOCATION 904-699-7482(PITA) Cannot be combined with any other offers. Exp. 4/30/17

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$50 OFF HOME INSPECTION

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NIGHTLIFE EVENTS

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PARENT’S NIGHT OUT Party of the Decades • Apr. 28 • PartyoftheDecades.com

Shrimp and Suds Craft Beer Festival: April 1, Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville, JaxEvents.com Fool’s Paradise feat. Lettuce, The Floozies, The Motet and The Main Squeeze: April 1, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, StAugAmphitheatre.com An Evening with World-Renowned Illusionist Rick Thomas: April 1, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, PVConcertHall.com Rise Up: April 1, Prime Osborn Center, JaxEvents.com The Price is Right Live: April 1, Times-Union Center, FSCJArtistSeries.org Leo Kottke and Keller Williams Shut the Folk Up: April 6, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com One Woman Sex and the City: A Parody: April 7-8, Times-Union Center, FSCJArtistSeries.org Adventure Landing Friday Family Night: April 7, Adventure Landing Beach Blvd., AdventureLanding.com Haskell presents the Florida Theatre’s 90th Anniversary Celebration: Steamboat Bill Jr.: April 8, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com Alan Jackson “Honky Tonk Highway Tour” featuring guest Lee Ann Womack: April 8, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, StAugAmphitheatre.com Closer to Found with Lift the Medium and Silence in Solitude: April 13, Jack Rabbits, JaxLive.com Intuition Ale Works Family Night: April 14, Intuition Ale Works, IntuitionAleWorks.com Kids Night Out: Hippity Hop Easter Bop: April 14, My Gym Jacksonville, MyGym.com Chronixx with guest Kelissa, Jesse Royal and Max Glaxer: April 14, Mavericks at the Landing, MavericksAtTheLanding.com Murder Mystery Dinner Show: April 15, Omni Hotel, TheDinnerDetective.com VIBE: April 15, Downtown Cigar Lounge, DowntownCigarLounge.com Netflix presents Adam Sandler with David Spade, Nick Swardson and Rob Schneider: April 15, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, StAugAmphitheatre.com Periphery with the Contortionist, Norma Jean and Infinity Shred: April 15, Mavericks at the Landing, MavericksAtTheLanding.com Chris Brown The Party Tour: April 18, Veterans Memorial Arena, JaxEvents.com ROCKTOPIA Live: April 19, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com MJ Live!: April 20-23, Times-Union Center, FSCJArtistSeries.org A-Train Live the Experience: Bo last name Dacious: April 21, Ritz Theatre and Museum, RitzJacksonville.com Jay Garrett Band: April 21, The Jacksonville Landing, JacksonvilleLanding.com Roscolusa Songwriters Festival at Nocatee: April 22, Nocatee Field, Roscolusa.com Guns N’ Hoses Charity Boxing Tournament: April 22, Veterans Memorial Arena, GunsNHosesJax.com Oyster Jam Music Festival: April 22, Metropolitan Park & Marina, TheOysterJam.com 13th Biennial Black Tie and Blue Jeans Gala: April 22, Intuition Ale Works, FirstCoastRotaract.com Pump It Up Parent’s Night Out: April 22, 11840 Beach Blvd. Ste. 10, PumpItUpParty.com A Wonderful Evening introducing Ben Strok & The Full Electric: 1904 Music Hall, 1904MusicHall.com Red Hot Chili Peppers: April 24, Veterans Memorial Arena, JaxEvents.com Party of the Decades: April 28, Anheuser-Busch Brewery, PartyOfTheDecades.com Bianca Del Rio: April 29, Times-Union Center, JaxEvents.com Kinky Boots: May 2-7, Times-Union Center, FSCJArtistSeries.org Visit Fun4FirstCoastKids.com for all things kids

Twinkle Toes Nanny Agency

(904) 654-8179 • Jacksonville.TwinkleToesNanny.com Twinkle Toes offers ease for both families and nannies alike. They offer the best in childcare from babysitting to full time nanny care. Searching for the “right fit” can be so challenging and Twinkle Toes has mastered the art of finding great matches for both parties. No more time spent searching through profiles of potential people, they take care of all of the prescreening for you! All of their nannies are hand-picked, screened far beyond industry standards, and are the absolute best that Jacksonville has to offer. You can rest assured that your little ones are in great hands! Unlike other agencies in the area, you never pay a placement fee, application fee or membership fee. You simply pay for the hours that you use their services! Their convenient invoicing makes it easy for you and helps take one less thing off your plate. Twinkle Toes Nanny Agency Jacksonville is Jacksonville’s most convenient, affordable, and professional way to find your perfect nanny. You deserve peace of mind and your child deserves a Twinkle Toes Nanny!

APRIL HOROSCOPE

by Kyle, Astrologer Extraordinaire

ARIES (March 21- April 19) It’s birthday time, and with that comes good luck. No reason to keep the party small. We all know you want a big party anyway. You always do. More people mean more free drinks and more “look at me” moments. TAURUS (April 20 – May 20) So how many ways can you say “I’m sorry?” It’s not that you are a screw-up; it’s just you screwed up this one time. Apologizing will work, but that sounds boring. Instead of saying you’re sorry, try ignoring them. Mix it up this month. GEMINI (May 21 – June 21) Good thing you been working out because you are going to need it. You need your stamina this month as you chase love all around. Don’t go looking for keepers because you aren’t going to find any. Think quantity, not quality this month. CANCER (June 22 – July 22) Your love compatibility this month is a big fat zero. You may be invited to some parties and outings, but it isn’t going to go well for you. You are a zit on a picture day: unwanted. It’s best to start catching up on cleaning or falling in love with a new hobby because it’s the only love this month. LEO (July 23 – August 22) You’re getting tired of the same ol’ thing. You either need to do some traveling this month or check out some place new. Remember, you are a hunter and it looks like you have cleaned out your pantry. Time to move onto finding new meat. Go hunt. VIRGO (August 23 – September 22) Looks like a secret someone is lusting after you. Yeah, I’m surprised too. I know you don’t do well under pressure, and you may get hot and bothered. Hot is ok. Lose the bothered and you will be fine. LIBRA (September 23 – October 22) This is a great month for romantic adventures for you Libra, so go find you some action. Be on the lookout for a possible ex looking to rekindle. I caution strongly against this. “Ex” rhymes with “unstable, scary and a horrible decision.” Okay maybe it doesn’t, but it should. SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21) Committed Scorpios will enjoy a renewed attraction with their significant other. Maybe because your mate’s New Years’ resolution of dropping off those extra 15 pounds is paying off, and now you have noticed them again. You’re laughing because it’s true. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21) Love is heating up for you this month, but these flings will bring consequences. My advice is to go for it anyway. You can deal with the consequences later, right? CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19) You should be happy that work and everything else outside of love is going good for you because this month love is nonexistent. And if everything else isn’t going all that good for you, then hmm… looks like you’re having a bad month. AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18) So, I read this online today. “Mars is in Scorpio, your tenth house of long-term plans. You can feel the value in a more permanent connection. No more bad first dates or ‘walks-ofshame’ and other awkward moments.” Darn. No more walk-of-shames. Where have the good times gone? PISCES (February 19 – March 20) So, I read this online today. “Mars is in Scorpio, your tenth house of long-term plans. You can feel the value in a more permanent connection. No more bad first dates or ‘walks-of-shame’ and other awkward moments.” Darn. No more walk-of-shames. Where have the good times gone? UPLOAD YOUR EVENT TO iwantaBUZZ.com’s ONLINE CALENDAR.

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