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GATE River Run.

Strides for Pride.

I’m not much of a runner, but if I were to run it would be Run For The Pies race in June.

McKenzie’s Run.

6th Annual Salute to Veterans 5K & Patriotic PAWS Parade on November 5.

The GATE River Run. It will be my 10th GATE River Run in a row that I’ve run.

The Thanksgiving Distance Classic.








St. Patty’s Day Run, I’m here for the Green Beer.

The Festival of Lights in December is my favorite.

Kilwin’s Ice Cream Run.

Tour De Pain!

The Wine and Chocolate Run!

Tijuana Flats Summer Beach Run – because I run for tacos!

Evergreen Pumpkin Run.























The MOO-VE It 5K.

Retro River Run on March 4. Who doesn’t love a good 70’s themed 5K?

Zero Prostrate Cancer Run.

The race to the kitchen.

Never Quit race at the beach.

Is there a race called longest nap ever?

Cupcake Run!








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Community Events

Nonprofit Cooking

Nonprofit Races

Kids Charities

Beer Dinners For Charity

Sports Teams Giving Back


Kids Events

Kids Eat Free

Kid Races

Summer Camps

Non-Alcoholic Beverages

Kids Leagues


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 Events

Dining at the Museum

Races Supporting The Arts

Kids Art Activities

Painting and Pints

Sports Inspired Art


Cuisine Events

Restaurants Around Town

Pre-Race Meals

Kids Eat Free and Themed Restaurants

Beer Inspired Recipes

Sports Themed Restaurants


Sports Events

Sports Themed Restaurants

Stadium Runs

Kid Sports Clubs


Team Profiles


Nightlife Events

Late Night Munchies

Beer Runs

Kid-Friendly Establishments

Beer Bars/Wine Bars

Where to Spot Celebrities


Music Events

Dinner with a Song (restaurants with live music)

Music-Related Runs

Kid Concerts

Bar Bands

Stadium Rockers (local musicians)
















Nonprofits Around Town

Free Legal Help

Art Nonprofits

Drinking for a Cure

Music Charities

Nonprofits for the Holidays


Buy Local: Kids

Family Law

Kids Art Classes

Teen Nights/Clubs

Music Lessons

Kids Nonprofits


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


Buy Local: Art

Legalize your Art

Art Events

Bar Art

Band Album Covers

Art Nonprofits


Local Restaurants

Law Bites (favorite lawyer restaurants)

Local Art in Restaurants

Drink and Food Pairings

Dining with Music

Restaurants That Give Back


Buy Local Memorabilia

Sports Law

Sports Photographers

Before/After the Game

Local Musicians at the Stadium

Sports Nonprofits


Neighborhood Bars


Mixology (the art of cocktails)

Bar Profiles

Bar Bands

Bars That Give Back


Buy Local: Music Stores

Own Your Voice (copyright law)

Music Education


Music Events

Bands That Give Back



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1st Place Sports: Running Jacksonville Since 1978 By Jenn Leonard

It all began in 1978. Husband and wife team Doug and Jane Alred, dedicated runners themselves, decided to become business partners and take their passion for the sport to the next level. Hoping to appeal to the running community, they opened the first 1st Place Sports retail store on Baymeadows Road. “Once we had the first store open, we needed a way to attract runners to our new business, so we thought a running event from our store would be the perfect way to accomplish that goal,” Doug Alred said. “Little did we know that this was the beginning of a perfect business model for success.” Now, almost 40 years later, that dream has taken firm root in the Jacksonville running community. There are six retail locations, five in Jacksonville and one in St. Augustine, offering everything from running and walking shoes and apparel to GPS watches and recovery aids. Individual stores host complimentary group runs, clinics on good running form, and regularly bring in different industry professionals to discuss products, recovery, nutrition and injury prevention. In addition, staff members visit local health fairs to share information on the benefits of running. The 1st Place Sports Race Division is responsible for the management or timing of almost 100 events a year across the Northeast Florida region. Races range from local 5Ks with a few hundred runners, to such nationally renowned races as the Gate River Run, touted as the largest 15K in the country, and the Ameris Bank Marathon, which is about to celebrate its 35th year.

Doug Alred is thrilled at how the locals have responded. “The Jax running community has really been very supportive of our stores and races,” said Doug Alred. “The community seems so close. It is wonderful to be able to help runners with their sport and to provide a way for them to pursue being physically fit. The running events have become very large social events. It is very pleasing to see so many smiling faces on race morning.” 1st Place Sports has earned its reputation as one of Competitor’s Top 50 Running Stores in America through the relationships it prides itself on building. Long-time runners and those new to the sport are always welcomed and encouraged in their efforts. Staff is trained in an extensive fitting process to help match runners and walkers with the shoe that best fits their gait, training goals and lifestyle. They also stay up to date on the latest industry updates and technology. More importantly, the Alreds’ employees are happy to offer advice on training plans, suggestions for great races, recommendations on nutrition and any other words of wisdom in which their patrons might be interested. The Alreds believe this is what makes the difference. “Our commitment is what sets us apart,” Jane Alred said. “Sure, it is a business, but it is a labor of love.” As for the future? Doug and Jane Alred are pretty clear on their direction in the years to come. “We hope that 1st Place Sports will always be the headquarters for running in North Florida,” Doug Alred said.


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sound OFF: JACKSONVILLE GRAND PRIX RACES ST. PADDY’S RUN 10K March All decked out in green to commemorate St. Patrick’s Day. These racers run and have fun in the St. Paddy’s Run 10K and 5K. Runners wind their way through the beautiful Evergreen Cemetery, which is lined with stately oaks and magnolia trees. Participants receive technical shirts and free beer. The race benefits Springfield Improvement Association and Archives, which works to enhance the quality of life in historic Springfield by beautifying public spaces, educating the community and preserving the area’s history. RUN 13.1 March Run 13.1 is a half marathon race that starts and finishes at the Jacksonville Landing. About 1,000 runners participate each year and choose between the half marathon and the 5K. Both races begin and end at the same place, with the half marathon continuing to make a loop through Evergreen Cemetery before returning to the finish line. A post-race celebration is held at the Jacksonville Landing and features music, beer, and food. RUN TO THE SUN 8K April The Run to the Sun 8K starts and finishes at the Orange Park Kennel Club on Highway 17. This is a fast and flat 5 mile race running out and back along the St. Johns River. Visit for more information. MEMORIAL DAY 5K May This is a fast 5K that runs a new course, which starts and finishes on Stowe Avenue beside Orange Park Town Hall Park. The course is well shaded. There is a festival with lots of food after the race. Visit for more information. RUN FOR THE PIES 5K June It’s a race with a sweet reward; the annual Run for the Pies. It started in 1979 and is an Open 5K and Nike Championship Race with a chance to win money, awards and of course, pies. The Open 5K is for all runners and walkers except those who run in the Championship race. Pies will also be given to the top runners. The Nike Championship Race is open to men who have run under 17 minutes and women under 20 minutes. Nike running shoes will be given to each male who breaks 16:15 and to each female who breaks 19:00. The races are followed by a block party, which features pie eating contests, live bands, and free beer. WINE AND CHOCOLATE RUN April Another reason to run – Wine and Chocolate. The Wine and Chocolate 5k takes place every April in San Marco and has an estimated 1,000 runners each year. It was started in 2015 to benefit the ongoing beautification of San Marco. The 5K course will start in front of Peterbrooke Chocolate and finish in front of 1st Place Sports. Runners will finish with an awesome wine and chocolate party in San Marco Square. All participants will get a custom designed wine glass and will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win prizes from the San Marco merchants. CELEBRATION RUN July The Celebration Run to Celebrate America. This annual Celebration 5K is a perfect way to kick-off the Independence Day Holiday. Every July 4, about 1,200 runners start the day early with the 5K run or one-mile fun run. Runners can stick around for the post-race celebration, which features a watermelon festival. There is a watermelon eating contest, seed spitting contest and a contest for most patriotic costume. There is also free food and plenty of fun for the whole family. TOUR DE PAIN August The Tour de Pain is a race series designed to test the ability to run three different races in a 24-hour period. Each year, about 1,200 runners take part in the event. The first race is on a Friday evening and is a four-mile beach run in Jacksonville Beach. The second race is a 5K, which is held early the next morning and starts

at 1st Place Sports on Baymeadows Road. The third race is a mile sizzler later that afternoon. It is a one mile double loop from Hemming Plaza. The runner’s time in each of the three events will be added together to determine their place for the Tour de Pain. Runners do have the option to pick just one race, which they can sign up for individually. TIJUANA FLATS SUMMER BEACH RUN August It’s the oldest race on the First Coast and it’s still running more than 50 years later. The Summer Beach Run began in 1965 and started with just 25 to 30 runners. Now the race has grown to about 1,500 runners and is called the Tijuana Flats Summer Beach Run. The 5 mile run and one-mile fun run is an evening run that takes off from the Seawalk Pavilion. Cash awards are given to the top overall runners and there is also a chance to win a beach towel. The post-race celebration features free tacos from Tijuana Flats, free beer and a live band. The event is presented by JTC Running and benefits the Tijuana Flats Just in Queso Foundation. RUNJAX LABOR DAY RUN September A great way to start your Labor Day on the First Coast. The RunJax Labor Day Run has been going on since 2010. Each year, about 1,000 runners gather early Labor Day morning at 1st Place Sports on Baymeadows Road for the 5K race and onemile fun run. Runners wind their way through San Jose neighborhoods, racing for awards and prizes. The top three male and female overall will receive prize money up to $150. EVERGREEN PUMPKIN RUN October A great way to celebrate Halloween – a frighteningly fun run through a cemetery. The Evergreen Pumpkin Run is a 10-mile run or a 5K that winds through Evergreen Cemetery. Pumpkins line the course inside the cemetery, which has a canopy of stately oaks and magnolias. The 10-mile race will take runners outside the cemetery onto city streets. 5K runners will remain in the cemetery grounds for the entire race. This race is sponsored by The Evergreen Cemetery Association and benefits the Jacksonville Historical Society. MANDARIN RUN 10K November It’s all about health and fitness at this Mandarin Run. The Bailey’s Health and Fitness Mandarin Run lets runners choose between the 10K and 5K race, which both start and finish at Bailey’s Gym on San Jose at Loretto Road in the Mandarin South Shopping Center. It is a flat and fast course that winds through some nice neighborhoods. It is also USA Track and Field certified. Prize money is available for the top overall runners in the 10K. THANKSGIVING DAY CLASSIC November It is a Thanksgiving Day tradition on the First Coast. The Thanksgiving Distance Classic was first started in 1984. It is a half marathon, 6K and Turkey Trot, onemile fun run. About 5,000 runners take part each year. Runners start along San Jose Blvd. and work their way through the Mandarin neighborhoods before making their way back to Pickwick Plaza parking lot. All half marathon and 6K runners who complete the race receive a finisher medal. A post-race celebration follows the run. AMERIS BANK MARATHON December It is the city’s oldest marathon and celebrates the beauty of Jacksonville. The Jacksonville Bank Marathon started in 1984 and is a full marathon, half marathon and 5K race. All races start together in front of The Bolles School and wind through Mandarin streets and along the St. Johns River and back to The Bolles School finish line. The marathon is USA Track and Field certified and is a Boston Marathon qualifier race. The half marathon is also a certified race. Both races are time-limited. VYSTAR NEW YEAR’S EVE RUN December The VyStar 5K Run is an official event of the Gator Bowl Associations TaxSlayer Bowl. The event is held on New Year’s Eve.


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Community Picks

Mar. 2-5

Mar. 5


Seawalk Pavilion

The Jacksonville Home + Patio Show features over 350 experts in remodeling, kitchen and bath, cabinets, flooring, landscaping, decor, and more, all helping visitors transform homes into functional, beautiful spaces. There will also be live cooking demos at the Jacksonville Magazine Cooking Stage with local chefs.

March to Get Screened is an annual 5K walk/race to support colon cancer awareness. The walk/run will be held on the beach beginning at the Seawalk Pavilion and ending at the Jacksonville Beach Pier. Prizes will be awarded to the top runners. There will also be an awards ceremony at Lynch’s Irish Pub with live music by Darren Corlew and a drink ticket included.


Prime Osborn Center

Mar. 13

Mar. 11


Times-Union Center


Downtown Jacksonville

The GATE River Run is the largest 15K race in the United States and will once again serve as the USA 15K Championship with America’s top Olympic athletes competing for $85,000 in prize money. Last year over 24,000 runners and walkers participated in one of the featured events including the 15K, The Florida Times-Union 5K for Charity, the Junior River Run, and the Brooks Rehabilitation Challenge Mile.



the most interesting person i’ve interviewed this month

New Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels is the first AfricanAmerican sheriff in the county, and one of the first in the state. (Former Duval County Sheriff Nat Glover became the state’s first black sheriff since Reconstruction a couple of decades ago.) As he begins his new post, Daniels has assembled his command staff and says he’s organizing community walks to get more Clay Countians in regular contact with their police force. “I’m excited about what we’re planning,” he told First Coast Connect. Daniels is a 31-year law enforcement veteran who recently retired as director of patrol and enforcement with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. And, Daniels says he’s open to considering body cameras for his police force.

Tim Tebow is a two-time national champion, first round NFL draft pick, and Heisman trophy winner. He played three years in the NFL for the Denver Broncos, New York Jets and New England Patriots. Currently, he co-hosts the SEC network’s “SEC Nation,” a traveling pre-game show. He also contributes to ESPN’s SportsCenter, ESPN Radio, and the network’s Heisman Trophy coverage, offering in-depth perspective as a legendary SEC player. Tebow is currently signed to play professional baseball with the New York Mets.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE nonprofit leaders in our community

I am no stranger to poor financial behavior. Growing up in an inner city, financial education programs were not taught in the schools nor communities. Studies show that lack of financial literacy results in poor financial behaviors. The Center was established to provide a solution to that problem. The Center’s Money Management 101 for High School students and Young Adults, Money Camp and the upcoming Financial Reality Fair, provide participants the education programs to combat the financial literacy problem.”



Dr. April Murdaugh is The Center’s Founder and Executive Director. She struggled with financial problems most of her adult life. She experienced foreclosure, repossessions, poor credit scores and homelessness. The Center was established to provide basic financial programs to high school and college age youth who may not have had the financial education necessary to make responsible decisions. Dr. Murdaugh hosted “The Economic Power Hour,” a radio show on Jacksonville’s AM 1360 focused on financial topics for adults. She is currently a Logistics professor, author of the blog “Broke-i$m” and a single mom of three wonderful children.

Keep listening to First Coast Connect weekdays at 9 a.m. on 89.9 WJCT! MARCH 2017 UPLOAD YOUR EVENT TO’s ONLINE CALENDAR. 8

TDC’S CHOICE If you’re bored in Jacksonville … it’s your own fault!-Tracy Dot Com



Go under the sea with one of Disney’s most beloved fish-tailed characters. Princess Ariel and her BFF Sebastian will have you rooting against Ursala, the evil sea witch, and rooting for Ariel to find true love with twolegged Prince Eric. With the combination of the current mermaid craze and the power of the ongoing love of all things Disney, this show is bound to sell out fast. Get your tickets now. Prices start at $38.50.


COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS Visit our calendar for more local events.

Beach Bowl


or over 50 years, Beach Bowl has been Jacksonville Beach’s premier bowling center. Beach Bowl has a game room with both new and retro games for kids of all ages, a newly built snack bar, serving bowlers with fresh in-house made foods, plus all the staples to get your taste buds going. Also, their lounge provides mixed drinks in a fun and friendly atmosphere. During the summer months, they offer a Kids Bowl Free program and are equipped to do birthday parties for any ages! Beach Bowl strives to be involved with the local community by participating with fundraisers and charities. They have many leagues that provide competitive bowling. They offer a Youth Bowling league that has many scholarships and Silver Star Coaches to help children reach their full potential for fun and activities. On the weekends, enjoy Cosmic bowling to make it even more fun and exciting. Fast-paced music and flashing lights make the bowling center come alive with the lighted lanes! There is also late night Thursday with Cosmic bowling, dollar games and shoes. It is a great way to save and have a great time! With their friendly service staff and their commitment to give everyone the best service possible, Beach Bowl is “where the good times roll!”

COMMUNITY FOCUS A closer look at our local nonprofit community

SisterHermana Foundation, Inc.

In 2014, Veronica D. Glover, breast cancer survivor and widow to colon cancer, founded the SisterHermana Foundation, Inc., a grassroots 50I(c)3 charity organization whose mission is to empower communities to engage in individualized monetary or in-kind support for those living with cancer to meet the basic needs of daily life. This organization promotes cancer awareness throughout the community with an emphasis placed in demographics where the mortality rates are highest.


Brought to you by Molly Curry


This month I’d like to highlight Generation W. This wonderful organization provides a platform to elevate the voice of women and help promote the change they want to see in the world. It inspires leadership so we can be educated, inspired and connected, learning how to impact change for ourselves, our community and the world. We feature the outstanding and talented women of our region. It was an honor to be an ambassador for Gen Works. The next event will be at UNF on March 31.

Celebrity Chefs Tasting Luncheon and Auction Mar. 30 • Prime Osborn Center

First Wednesday Art Walk: Mar. 1, Hemming Park, Murray Hill Art Show: Mar. 2, Magnolia’s Pub, Jacksonville Home & Patio Show: Mar. 2-5, Prime Osborn Center, Symphony in 60: Haydn’s Miracle: Mar. 2, Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, Frontline Families: Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Jesse Ball DuPont Center, World of Nations Celebration: Mar. 3-5, Metropolitan Park, PBR Built Ford Tough Series: Mar. 4-5, Veterans Memorial Arena, El Cheapo Sheephead’s Tournament: Mar. 4, Mike Scanlan Park, 2nd Komen North Florida Ride for the Cure: Mar. 4, Nocatee, Mutt March: Mar. 4, The Jacksonville Landing,

Adamec Bike Night: Mar. 9, The Jacksonville Landing, Gate River Run: Mar. 11, Greater Jacksonville Fairgrounds and Expo Center, Jurassic Quest: Mar. 11-12, Prime Osborn Center, 27th Annual Golf Classic: Mar. 13, Deerwood Country Club, Florida Forum - Tim Tebow: Mar. 13, Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, North Beaches Art Walk: Mar. 16, Neptune Beach Town Centers, Jax Beach St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl: Mar. 17, Jacksonville Beach Strip, The Chieftains: Mar. 17-18, TimesUnion Center for the Performing Arts, Salt Life Festival: Mar. 18, SeaWalk Pavilion,

MOO-VE IT 5K: Mar. 4, The Cowford Fernandina Beach Market Chophouse, Place: Mar. 18, Fernandina Budweiser Clydesdales Returning Beach Market Place, to Jacksonville Brewery and Tour Center: Mar. 4-5, Anheuser-Busch GastroFest: Mar. 18, Hemming Park, Brewery, Duval County and Clay 40th Miss Delta Teen Pageant: County’s Miss Heart of the Mar. 18, The Florida Theatre, USA Pageant and Food Drive: Mar. 4, Ramada Inn – Baymeadows, Classic Car Cruise: Mar. 21, SeaWalk Pavilion, March to Get Screened 5K Harlem Globetrotters: Mar. for Colon Cancer Awareness: 21, Veterans Memorial Arena, Mar. 5, Seawalk Pavilion, National MS Society 6th Annual Stevie Nicks: Mar. 23, Veterans Silent Auction: Mar. 6, Bogey Grille, Memorial Arena, 4th Annual Sheriff’s Round-Up: Fifty Shades of Cigars Workshop: Mar. 25, Hyatt Regency, Mar. 9, Downtown Cigar Lounge Jax, Celebrity Chefs Tasting Luncheon and Auction: Mar. 30, Prime Osborn Center, UPLOAD YOUR EVENT TO’s ONLINE CALENDAR.

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The Ruiz Law Firm, PLLC Elisabeth & Marco Ruiz

J. David Jeans

8834 Goodby’s Executive Drive, Suite 1 Jacksonville, FL 32217 (904) 625-7512

RezLegal, LLC 4230 Pablo Professional Court, Suite 200 Jacksonville FL 32224 Phone: (904) 638-1085

Area of Law Immigration Law

What areas of law does the firm practice?

We are a six-person law firm. We’re boutique-oriented, meaning we don’t practice in all areas. We really focus on corporate law along with mergers and acquisitions work. We also have a large presence in the healthcare industry.

With corporate law, what type of services do you offer?

Anything you can think of with a business. If you’re looking to start a business, we help form companies, set up ownership structures and so on. Then, on the back end, mergers and acquisitions work, whether it’s people that are selling their companies, people looking to buy or roll up like practices or industry groups, we do that work as well.

How long have you practiced? We’ve been independent since about 2008.

How did you get associated with the firm?

So back when I was in law school at the University of Memphis, I clerked down here with the predecessor firm – we split off from a bigger firm – and so I had the option to stay in Memphis or move down here, and I chose Jacksonville.

What is your favorite part about being a lawyer?

Helping people and helping businesses. It’s really neat for people to come in and say “I have this problem” and we can sit around, brainstorm and talk with them to solve their problem.

Do you guys do the whole process from start to Has the firm received some awards recently? finish, or throughout? Our firm the last two years has been named one of the From start to finish, all the way through, absolutely.

best law firms in America, so we’re happy for that.

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What made you gravitate towards immigration law? I grew up in a bicultural home and know the many challenges that immigrants face once they move here. I started off interpreting for attorneys in Atlanta when I was in undergrad. Once I took an immigration policy class in undergrad, I was hooked. What makes you different than other immigration law firms? We really try to give our clients excellent customer service. We try to be honest attorneys and give them the best representation.



In 5 years I will...


YOUR LEGAL CORNER Do You Need a Prenuptial Agreement?

Tyson & Denson, PLLC

Nooney & Roberts

Hopefully expand my practice, allowing me to train new attorneys to continue the legacy we’ve started here at Tyson & Denson.

I don’t plan my life that way. I set a general trajectory, knew I wanted to go to law school and get my MBA as well, but I must be flexible in where the road takes me.

Karstaedt & Stanko

Wood, Atter, & Wolf, P.A.

Be doing the same thing I’m doing now, and hopefully will have seen my clients grow their businesses and become even more successful.

Still be fighting the good fight for good people.

The days leading up to your wedding are full of excitement and promise, and there are so many things to plan—from the flowers to the cake, ending with that tropical honeymoon destination. But in the midst of all the romantic details, many couples overlook an important part of wedding planning: the prenuptial agreement. While prenuptial agreements often have a negative connotation that is decidedly unromantic, their practical value cannot be overstated. Having a prenuptial, or antenuptial, agreement in place can give you peace of mind and assurance that what you bring to the marriage will be protected in the event of divorce. A prenuptial agreement is only worth having if it is enforceable. To provide real protection for the future spouses, each should hire independent counsel. The enforceability of an agreement may hinge on both sides having an attorney, and prevent future claims of duress or lack of disclosure. A competent family law attorney will assist in negotiating the agreement, and will ensure that none of the details as to your respective assets are overlooked. The conversation that begins the drafting process of your prenuptial agreement should always begin with a full and fair disclosure of each future spouse’s assets and liabilities, as well as any future expected income. This will help manage expectations and give each party a realistic understanding of what each brings to the marriage. The more complete the disclosure, the more likely the agreement will stand up to scrutiny in the future. Timing is important when preparing a prenuptial agreement—the time for signing is not after toasts at the rehearsal dinner. Each future spouse should have adequate opportunity to review the agreement and consult with their counsel as to their rights and responsibilities. It will also allow time to make revisions, if any are warranted. Plan on having your agreement drafted and signed at least a month before your wedding ceremony, to allow each future spouse a fair opportunity to review it.


644 Cesery Blvd., Suite 250 Jacksonville, FL 32211 (904) 348-0030 |

When contemplating marriage, there are many important conversations to be had with your future spouse. Open communication is key to the success of any relationship, and discussing a prenuptial agreement is simply another aspect of your financial plan. Even if you don’t think that you have assets that are significant enough to warrant a prenuptial agreement, it’s crucial to consider how a divorce might impact your finances. Call (904) 608-3694 to speak with an experienced family law attorney who can assist with drafting a prenuptial agreement that will give you peace of mind as you prepare for your wedding day.

What is your specific field of law? Real Estate, Estate Planning, Probate, and Landlord Tenant law. How do clients benefit from your services? They receive personal, one-on-one contact with an attorney as opposed to going through a bunch of office staff. How do you stay connected to the Jacksonville community? Are you involved in any local organizations? I’m the past president of the Jacksonville Jaycees, chair of the Socials Committee for the Arlington Council of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, secretary for Susan G. Komen North Florida, sit on the Gator Bowl committee, and I’m also a Rotarian.

The Bulger Firm 2120 Corporate Square Blvd., Suite 17 Jacksonville, FL 32216 (904) 608-3694

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LEGAL LEADER IN JAX Fred Catfish Abbott Abbott Law Group 2929 Plummer Cove Rd. Jacksonville, FL 32223 (904) 292-1111

BUZZ: What brought you to Jacksonville?

James C. Poindexter Delegal Law Offices 424 East Monroe Street Jacksonville, FL 32202 (904) 633-5000 What year was your firm founded?

My firm’s founder, T.A. “Tad” Delegal, III, opened it in 1996. I joined the firm last year.

FA: University of Florida.

BUZZ: What is your specific field of law? FA: Personal injury and wrongful death.

BUZZ: How long have you practiced?

Florida Coastal School of Law.

FA: 38 years.

What is the focus of your practice?

BUZZ: How do clients benefit from your services?

Why did you choose this particular field of law?

I worked for a labor lawyer while in undergrad at Rollins College in Winter Park and just fell in love with helping people.

What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment as an attorney to date? Helping a victim of human trafficking, a Guatemalan laborer, after he was brought here to work on a Georgia farm.

Do you have any special events throughout the year?

We sponsor the Golf for Autism Tournament which benefits the Jericho School for Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities. The firm’s founder, Tad, is also a member of the San Marco Rotary Club and sponsors some of their events. 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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BUZZ: Where did you attend law school?

Where did you attend law school?

Labor and employment law.


Fred Catfish Abbott: The first time I came to Jacksonville was to play in the Florida Georgia game for the Gators. I came here to live because my wife was here and she was a commercial interior designer. I moved my law practice because Gainesville was not big enough for her to earn a living.


FA: The majority of our clients have been seriously injured and many times are unable to work and earn a living. Additionally, many of them have significant past and future medical expenses. We provide them with financial security as a result of pursuing the person and/or corporation responsible for causing the injuries.

BUZZ: What is your greatest accomplishment as an attorney?

FA: I represented an individual who was wearing his seatbelt and a passenger in a vehicle that was involved in a collision wherein the vehicle rolled over and the seatbelt came open. He was ejected and became paraplegic. I sued the automobile manufacturer and obtained a $9.1 million verdict for my client. It was the first such verdict of its kind in the country for an “inertial unlatching” of a seatbelt.

BUZZ: Do you put on any special events throughout the year?

FA: We were a major sponsor of Jacksonville Guns N’ Hoses.

BUZZ: Finish the sentence: “In 5 years I will…”


POLICY TIPS & TRICKS Ian Brown Ian A. Brown, P.L. 1205 Beach Blvd, Ste 3 Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250 (904) 517-9494

With the hurricane last year, what advice do you have for folks involved in real estate actions? I would advise to re-inspect any properties for potential damage or determine if agencies, like the VA, will require a re-inspection as Duval and surrounding counties were tagged as disaster areas.

What general real estate advice do you have for our audience?

Don’t wait until there is a problem to engage a real estate professional and attorney. It is not expensive and usually very reasonable to have the contract reviewed or a professional draw up the purchasing agreement and puts all parties at ease early. Call or engage your closing professional early. 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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Mar. 17-31

Mar. 1-31


Alhambra Dinner Theatre

This groundbreaking musical follows the lives of the performers, stagehands and dock workers on a Mississippi River show boat, over 40 years, from 1887 to 1927. The premiere of “Show Boat” on Broadway was a watershed moment in the history of American musicals. The musical contributed such classic songs as “Ol’ Man River,” “Make Believe” and “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man.” The production’s most recent revivals received the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical.

ART LOCALE Show Boat presented by Fleet Landing: Mar. 1 – April 2, Alhambra Dinner Theatre, The Princess Bride: An Evening with Cary Elwes: Mar. 3, Florida Theatre, Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend: Mar. 4, MOCA Jacksonville, Weaver First Saturday Free for All: Mar. 4, Cummer Museum and Gardens, Science & History Boat Tours: Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25, Museum of Science & History, Garden Month Kickoff Plant Sale: Mar. 4, Cummer Museum and Gardens, The Great Guitar Gathering: Mar. 4, Florida Theatre, Art Fusion in Hemming Park: Mar. 5, Hemming Park, Florida Blue Free Tuesdays: Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28, Cummer Museum and Gardens, Art and Ideas: Lauren Fensterstock: Mar. 9, MOCA Jacksonville, Public Garden Tours: Mar. 9, 16, 23, 30, Cummer Museum and Gardens, 14

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Players By The Sea

Set in 1950s Pittsburgh, “Fences” follows the story of Troy Maxson, a former baseball player in the Negro Leagues now reduced to collecting trash to make a living. Troy must deal with his headstrong son whose football career has the potential to eclipse his own and with his wife, who reevaluates their marriage when Troy brings home the baby he fathered with another woman. “Fences” is a heart-wrenching tale of love, ambition, and the struggles of black families in the 50s.

Mar. 18-31



Florida Theatre

Lauren Fensterstock is the latest artist for Project Atrium. Frequently employing paper, Plexiglas and charcoal, Portland-based Fensterstock creates site-specific installations that render the natural world in an entirely synthetic and monochromatic way. Inspired by gardens and their varying importance from the eighteenth century onward, she distills nature to find the place where it intersects with culture.

Created by famed dance company Pilobolus, “Shadowland” is a first-of-itskind performance, combining legendary modern dance with high-energy, fast-paced multimedia, merging front-of-screen choreography with projected images and moving screens of different sizes and shapes. “Shadowland” tells the story of a teenage girl, longing for her independence, with nowhere for her thoughts to go but to her dreams.

MOCA Jacksonville

Visit our calendar for more local events.

Celtic Woman: Mar. 10, Times-Union Center, Graeme of Thrones: Mar. 9-10, Times-Union Center, Coffee Talk with a Curator: The Evolution of Mark-Making: Mar. 11, MOCA Jacksonville, Catherine Russell: Mar. 10, Ritz Theatre and Museum, KODO - 35th Anniversary DADAN 2017: Mar. 11, Florida Theatre, Third Thursday Tour: Frank Rampolla: Mar. 16, MOCA Jacksonville, Duval County Schools Celebration of the Arts: Mar. 16, Times-Union Center, Project Atrium: Lauren Fensterstock Patron’s Preview: Mar. 17, MOCA Jacksonville, Get the Led Out: Mar. 17, Florida Theatre, Teacher Planning Day Art Camp: Mar. 17, MOCA Jacksonville, Art Adventures: Garden Month: Mar. 18, Cummer Museum and Gardens,


KODO - 35th Anniversary DADAN 2017 • Mar. 11 • Florida Theatre

Spring Art Camp: Fibers and Printmaking: Mar. 20, MOCA Jacksonville, Spring Break Camps: Mar. 2025, Museum of Science & History, Spring Art Camp: Mark-Making in Drawing and Painting: Mar. 21, MOCA Jacksonville, MOCAJacksonville. Spring Art Camp: Monochromatic and Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Mar. 22, MOCA Jacksonville, Spring Art Camp: Painted Pages and Collage and Assemblage: Mar. 23, MOCA Jacksonville, Spring Cocktail Tasting: Picnic Addition: Mar. 23, MOCA Jacksonville, Spring Art Camp: Pop Sculpture and Color Schemes: Mar. 24, MOCA Jacksonville, Disney’s the Little Mermaid: Mar. 21-26, Times-Union Center, Pilobolus: Shadowland: Mar. 21, Florida Theatre, Drumline Live: Mar. 28, Times-Union Center, Jim Brickman Pure Piano: Mar. 31, Florida Theatre,


Nena Tahil

Elaine Emery Bedell

Elaine Bedell was born in Jacksonville and has lived here all her life. She showed an early interest in art by scribbling on everything. Finally, those scribbles turned into recognizable objects. At nine years old, a well-known local artist Harold Hilton agreed to teach Bedell. She started with oils. “I was in heaven,” said Bedell. “I studied art all through school and then at Jacksonville University and Ringling of Art in Sarasota. I married, had a daughter, got divorced and began a career in banking.” After retiring, Bedell began to show her work at Art Walk. In 2005, she got together with a group of artists to form the The Art Center Cooperative. “I love everything about painting, of taking a plain canvas or paper and turning it into something beautiful,” said Bedell. “I paint what feeds my soul.”

Nena Tahil is opening her one-woman show, “Power of Perspective,” March 5 at the Vandroff Art Gallery, The Jewish Community Alliance. The event is free and the exhibit will showcase original silk paintings and the transformation of art into new dimensions through March 28. “I have become passionate about embracing new perspectives and experiences,” said Tahil. “The ancient symbolism of mandalas has inspired me to look within myself and re-interpret my art. By transforming some of my paintings into mandalas, I will show viewers that each of us can tap the unlimited potential within us when we are open to new perspectives. Art is not just what we see, it is how we see it. Art is about opening up to new possibilities. As we accept alternative potentials and perspectives, we experience metamorphosis.” Tahil is currently a graduate student at UNF’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. A portion of the proceeds from sales will support mental health awareness in the Jacksonville community.

ARTS IN THE KNOW Beaches Fine Arts

lights, camera, jacksonville! By Jax Film Office

THE REEL HOLLYWOOD “The Reel Hollywood” exhibit at the Museum of Science & History has been so successful, it has been extended an additional three months to May 21. The exhibit showcases Jacksonville’s rich film history that spans over 100 years. The display takes patrons through the evolving film history of Jacksonville, as well as the rest of the world. The exhibit features screenplays, novelty film items, and more. Among the most notable accomplishments of Jacksonville’s 20-year run as a major film production center are the productions of the first Technicolor film and the first feature-length color produced in the U.S. in 1917.

BEACHES FINE ARTS CONCERT SERIES Since 1972, Beaches Fine Arts Series has offered people of North Florida the chance to enjoy world-class music and dance in eight or nine free performances annually, all for free. In addition to concerts, Beaches Fine Arts Series offers educational outreach workshops for students, art exhibits and receptions. BEACHES FINE ARTS SPRINT & OLYMPIC TRIATHLONS In 1986, Beaches Fine Arts Series established the Beaches Fine Arts Sprint Triathlon Series (BFAST) in an effort to raise funds for the free concerts and educational outreach programs offered to residents and students of North Florida. BFAS celebrated the 30th Season of the triathlons in 2016. BFAST Triathlon is a Swim, Bike and Run event which encompasses one Sprint Distance Triathlon and one Olympic Distance Triathlon. Each race is sanctioned by USA Triathlon and will occur on Saturday, July 8 at Mickler’s Landing Beach Park. In its 31st season as North Florida’s original annual triathlon event, the BFAST Triathlons offer a safe, competitive and enjoyable experience for every participant. BFAST KIDS TRIATHLON Beaches Fine Arts Series is thrilled to offer this exciting race intended to introduce young athletes to the exciting world of triathlon. BFAST Kids Triathlon is a Swim, Bike and Run race sanctioned by USA Triathlon and will be held on Sunday, May 21 at Nocatee’s Junior Olympic Pool at the wonderful Aquatics Center. The triathlon is for kids ages 7-14. Every child will receive a great race t-shirt, an awesome goodie bag and a medal. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers for each age group and gender division. There will be ample spectator space for families to watch their kids swim in the competition pool, ride a stunning bike course through the Nocatee Preserve and master a run course with plenty of shade. Hang around after the race and enjoy music, entertainment and post-race snacks and beverages—and some surprises too! BFAST BENEFITS Competing in a BFAST race allows Beaches Fine Arts Series to bring top-quality artists from all over the world who perform free concerts in North Florida and who provide free educational outreach programs with free busing to thousands of elementary, middle and high school students in our area. UPLOAD YOUR EVENT TO’s ONLINE CALENDAR.

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IRISH DANCE PRODIGY BRINGS NATIONAL HIT “RHYTHM IN THE NIGHT: THE IRISH DANCE SPECTACULAR” TO ORANGE PARK’S THRASHER-HORNE CENTER FOR THE ARTS ON MARCH 18 Justin Boros, founder of Two Step Productions and Producer/Creator, began writing the production in 2007 with the desire to incorporate a storyline that included exciting music, mystery and a love interest. He wanted it to be unexpected and fun for the audience. “It’s something we can all relate to,” Boros said. “It isn’t traditional. Instead, it’s exciting and entertaining.” Boros describes the production as, “an epic journey that reimagines traditional Irish dance and takes the audience on an exciting adventure of a fallen hero and his rise to redemption for an unforgettable experience.” The accomplished cast features 20 of the world’s most skilled Irish dancers. Adding to the drama and excitement of the production, “Rhythm in the Night” features an original soundtrack that delivers an orchestral atmosphere of epic proportions. 16

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The battle scenes transcend the struggle of dark versus light as the thunderous rhythms and lightning fast taps turn an age-old art form into an exciting Irish dance spectacular the whole family can enjoy! If you’re a dancer yourself, check out the Shooting Stars Experience where skilled local dancers can send in a video to be selected to perform in the last number. See for more details. “I remember how rewarding it was to dance on stage night after night in Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance,” Boros said. “Now after years of hard work coming to fruition, which has allowed me to tour and dance in my own show that has been extremely well received year after year, is a dream come true! I can’t wait for those in Jacksonville to experience the show in such a beautiful facility like the Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts. Never give up.” Rhythm in the Night: The Irish Dance Spectacular” will be at the ThrasherHorne Center on March 18. Get your tickets today!



Jacksonville Landing

The Jacksonville Humane Society Mutt March is Jacksonville’s largest pet walk and family festival. Grab your leash and join the fun at this premiere event for pet lovers! The goal is to raise more than $100,000 for the homeless animals in Jacksonville.

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Mar. 20-24


Prime Osborn Center

Jurassic Quest brings you a Dinosaur Adventure for the whole family. The main dinosaur exhibit features over 80 life-size dinosaurs in all. Visitors can interact with these huge creatures, learn about them and even ride a few. Enjoy the “Dino Bounce” area with inflatable mazes, face painting, Dino crafts and so much fun for kids of all ages.


Museum of Science & History

Are you dreaming of a great spring break vacation, but can’t get away? Look no further than a MOSH staycation! See the Eiffel Tower of France, view the Mayan ruins of Latin America, climb the Great Wall of China, and everything in between as they traverse the globe in five days. No passport required!


Mar. 21-26


Times-Union Center

In a magical kingdom fathoms below, we meet Ariel, the little mermaid who is tired of flipping her fins and longs to be part of the fascinating world on dry land. Joining her are Sebastian, Ariel’s crabby sidekick; Ursula, the evil sea witch; Triton, King of the Sea and, the handsome and human Prince Eric. Based on the Disney animated film, this beloved family classic is now on stage with all the songs you love. So dive on in! Photo credit Mark & Tracy Photography


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Explore the Outdoors: International Migratory Birds Day

WJCT invites all First Coast kids in Grades K-3 to write and illustrate original stories for the annual PBS KIDS Writers Contest. Entries accepted through March 6!

WJCT KIDS By Robin Warren, WJCT Education Outreach Coordinator

WJCT’s PBS KIDS Writers Contest New this year, WJCT is letting you choose the People’s Choice winner. The top four 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 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 from among all eligible entries.

Join WJCT and Timucuan National Ecological and Historic Preserve on 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 for nature’s treasures—moderate and advanced options available, all guided by Park Rangers—and win a prize. They can also 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!

PBS KIDS 24/7 Children’s Channel PBS now broadcasts free localized 24/7 children’s programming through a new TV channel and live stream on digital platforms, whenever and wherever they access media. Comcast subscribers call 1-800-XFINITY and ask for the new PBS KIDS Channel on the First Coast.

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Until Next Month!

MORE 2 KNOW WHAT’S HAPPENING: Kid-Friendly Races Chick-Fil-A 5K

These ”Fun Runs” are a great way to get your kids excited about running!


MOCA Spring Art Camps

MOCA Jacksonville provides half-day and full-day sessions for kindergarten through fifth-grade students during spring break. 1). MARCH 20 Fibers & Printmaking

9 a.m. Students learn about MOCA’s UNF student-in-residence and experiment with yarn, felt and fabric to create their own works. 1 p.m. Students study printmaking processes then create block and mono prints. 2). MARCH 21 Mark-Making in Drawing & Painting

9 a.m. Students practice different drawing techniques. 1 p.m. Students will practice painting techniques. 3). MARCH 22 Monochromatic & Planes, Trains and Automobiles

9 a.m. Students learn about the impact of color and create their own works focused on singular colors. 1 p.m. Students will craft works incorporating imagery of planes, trains, boats and cars.

“The Get Fit Challenge” March 25

5th Annual Kilwins Ice Cream Run

5K at 8 a.m. | 1 Mile at 9 a.m.

Join Kilwins and Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech on March 4. This event includes a 5K race and a one-mile Fun Run/Walk around the St. Johns Town Center. Participants are rewarded with allyou-can-eat Kilwins ice cream!

River City Marketplace

4). MARCH 23

Painted Pages & Collage and Assemblage

Superhero Walk/Run Join the Alamacani Elementary School PTA on March 4 for a fun 3K and one-mile run/walk on school grounds. Celebrate at the finish line with a dance party, bounce houses, and more!

9 a.m. Join the herd and lace up your running shoes for the Chickfil-A 5K on March 25. The race will benefit the Seacoast Christian Academy Athletic Department to help the program further student development by encouraging leadership, teamwork and character among their student athletes.

Shamrock’n 5K Join Ultimate Racing on March 18 for an unforgettable St. Patty’s Day Party! Your kids will love the games and green costumes, while you enjoy green beer and more. 18

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The grand prize for the overall top three male and female finishers and the male and female from the fastest high school team wins Chick-Fil-A for a year! Special prizes will be given to the high school team with the most participants. Prizes and awards will be presented at the post-race celebration.

Drawing inspiration from books, students discover how to bind their own books and make artworks incorporating book pages. 1 p.m. Students explore the collage technique and combine different materials to create unique compositions. 5). MARCH 24 Pop Sculpture & Color Schemes

9 a.m. Students learn about the Pop Art movement then create their own three-dimensional Pop works. 1 p.m. Students learn about color theory and create warm/cool color works.

Jumping Around Jax Ready.Set.Glow 5K March 31 | World Golf Village Lace up your sneakers, crack your glow sticks and get ready for the brightest kids’ run in North Florida: the Ready.Set.Glow 5K! The race will be held on Friday, March 31 at the Ring Power Campus (500 World Commerce Parkway) in World Golf Village, with the one-mile fun run starting at 7:45 p.m. and the 5K at 8 p.m. In its second year, this chip-timed, nighttime, glow-in-the-dark race benefits the PTAs and PTOs of Mill Creek Elementary, Wards Creek Elementary and Pacetti Bay Middle School. Jennifer Webster and Stacey Smith, founders of sponsor Empower


Coaching and co-chairs of the event, are proud of how this race has united the community. “The race serves as an event that not only brings families together in a fun and healthy way, but also raises money for our area schools,” said Webster and Smith. Last year’s race saw 623 people cross the finish line, and organizers hope to see even more runners and walkers involved this time around. Registration is currently $25 for the 5K, $15 for 16 and under in the 5K and $10 for the fun run. All runners will receive a bib, t-shirt and finishers medal. For questions and additional information, contact Visit our calendar for more local events.

Nature Connects, Art with LEGO Bricks: Mar. 1-31, Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens, WeeTrade Children’s Consignment Sale: Mar. 2-4, 9365 Philips Hwy, Spring Girl Scout Workshop: Mar. 4, Museum of Science & History, MOSH $5 Fridays: Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Museum of Science & History, St. Augustine Lions Seafood Festival: Mar. 3-5, 25 W. Castillo Drive, Johnson Family YMCA Celebrate Life 5K: Mar. 4, Johnson Y, Jacksonville Humane Society Mutt March Pet Walk and Festival: Mar. 4, Jacksonville Landing, Cummer Museum Weaver First Saturday: Mar. 4, Cummer Museum & Gardens, Budweiser Clydesdales: Mar. 5, Jacksonville Budweiser Brewery, Toddler Time: Mar. 8, Sweet Pete’s Candy, Taffy Class: Mar. 9, Sweet Pete’s Candy, Wolfson Children’s Hospital & Safe Kids NE Car Seat Check Inspection: Mar. 10, 21, 28, Wolfson Children’s Hospital, Intuition Ale Works Family Night: Mar. 10, Intuition Ale, Velocity Flight Night: Mar. 10-11, Velocity Air Sports, Gate River Run, Junior River Run, T-U 5K, & Brooks Rehab Challenge Mile: Mar. 11, Downtown Jacksonville, Boy Scout Workshop: Mar. 11, Museum of Science & History, Kids Cooking Class: Mar. 11, No Lye Style & Beauty Boutique, Audra McDonald with Jacksonville Children’s Chorus: Mar. 12, Times-Union Center,

Pottery Barn Kids Weekly Story Time: Mar. 14, Pottery Barn, The Rainbow Fish: Mar. 15, Wilson Center for Performing Arts, Half Price Wednesdays: Mar. 15, Dave & Busters, The Rainbow Fish • Mar. 15 Adventure Landing $5 Fun Days: Mar. 15-16, 23, Adventure Landing, The Ugly Duckling School Matinee: Mar. 16, Alhambra Theatre, MOCA Art Teacher Planning Day Art Camp: Mar. 17, MOCA Jacksonville, Irish Dance Spectacular: Mar. 18, Thrasher-Horne Center, GTM Reserve Guided Beach Exploration: Mar. 18, The Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve, Jacksonville Arboretum: Discovering Nature Nearby: Mar. 18, Jacksonville Arboretum, Great Atlantic Festival: Mar. 18, Seawalk Pavilion, Salt Life Festival: Mar. 18, Seawalk Pavilion, Intercoastal Kids Spring Camp: Mar. 20-24, Intercoastal Kids, Spring Break Discovery Camp: Mar. 20-24, Museum of Science & History, Pilobolus: Shadowland: Mar. 21, Florida Theatre, The Little Mermaid: Mar. 21-26, Times-Union Center, Beaches Local Food Network Children’s Garden Workshop: Mar. 25, Beaches Organic Community Garden, Bay & Bee Daddy Play Date: Mar. 25, 13475 Atlantic Blvd, Clay County Agricultural Fair: Mar. 30, Green Cove Springs, UPLOAD YOUR EVENT TO’s ONLINE CALENDAR.

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Be Well: Running


Slaying the Green Monster

Besides the Green Monster, GATE runners encounter the less threatening Main Street Bridge after mile 1 in the race. The best way to get good at running bridges is to run bridges (a.k.a. Florida hills). Pay especially close attention to your form. I advocate shorter steps going uphill, with powerful arm-swing action. It’s a normal inclination (pun intended) for the body to lean forward slightly from the torso while running uphill. The key really is to check yourself going downhill. If you lengthen your stride, which is going to be your natural tendency, it’s like “putting on the brakes” not to mention a lot more strain on your joints, which is actually slower. Instead, shorten your stride or quicken your cadence.

RACE A 5K I’m a fan of using smaller races to either get in a great workout or to practice things that you are going to execute on race day. One reason that I have consistent performances in distance races is that I do not deviate from my race-day plan. The more that you put yourself in race situations, the more it feels just like your usual routine when you lace up and line up to compete with the best for your personal best. For local races, visit

By Julie Stackhouse

Julie Stackhouse, the owner of Stackhouse Fitness and winner of the Duval Cup last year (top local and Florida Gate female finisher) shares five training tips for 15K success. strength training

I’m a firm believer in the importance of regular strength training in my routine and always recommend and prescribe programs to the athletes I coach. Sometimes this may consist primarily of body weight resistance exercises, other times I’ll incorporate medicine balls, light weights or other implements. Sometimes I just use what I see – a bench, lifeguard stand, pull-up bar, etc. You don’t have to have a gym membership to get a good strength workout in. I’m especially an advocate of single leg exercises (more applicable to running) and hamstring/core strengthening. You will notice a difference late in the race that you are not falling apart. long runs

GATE is not a 5K, so you really can’t just will yourself through it without proper training. The key is that you really need to start doing those long runs now – add on a mile each week (up to race distance or even one mile over). You’ll be able to drop it back the first week in March and do a mini-taper going into the race, feeling confident and prepared to race your best.

baptist health prenatal yoga

Baptist Health offers yoga at several locations. Classes are gentle and safe for women in all stages of pregnancy.

4th trimester fitness & birth services

It helps to break up my training week and really get my mind and body used to the kind of paces I’ll be experiencing on race day. My number one rule that I like to remind clients of is “just because you can go faster, doesn’t mean that you should.” Interval training should be pace-specific and if it feels too easy, then the variable that you can manipulate is your recovery in between intervals. Interval training will ultimately make your run days and paces feel easier, and will allow your body to handle surges in the race (forced or planned).


Mumda has a wide range of pregnancy, fitness, and wellness services. They offer individual instruction in prenatal yoga and Pilates. jax prenatal

Michelle Baur is a doula and a prenatal yoga instructor. She also teaches a natural childbirth program called Hypnobabies.

What is your favorite place to run in Jacksonville and why?

Joanna Frantz

Arch Pilates

With a studio located in an eco-friendly, Montessori inspired shop, classes like Sway & Play and Mom-ilates get moms and kids moving. The classes promote fitness for caretakers and children.

Building on traditional techniques, Arch Pilates provides classes, modified for preand post-natal women, as well as moms with children, up to age four. The classes focus on posture and strengthening.

Jax Stroller Strength

Soluna Yoga + Spa

Teamwork is the name of the game here. Led by passionate fitness trainers, moms push their physical limits at local parks with strength training, core work and running. Kids play alongside or join in the workout.

The Mommy & Me class allows “a way to connect to the tribe of mothers,” said studio owner Dori Thomsen. “Your village is created here, friendships are made, and memories to last a lifetime with your child.”


Emily Wannenburg is a doula who provides birth, fitness, and wellness support with personal training.


interval training

Bay & Bee

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Prenatal Fitness Programs




“I like to run barefoot on the beach. I can be with my dogs and do short wind sprints.”

Raneem Al-Jamal “I love to run at the beach! I like to listen to the sound of the ocean and let my mind wonder while looking at the never-ending sea!”


Women’s Health

By Sammy Pappas Pappas is a local dietitian, personal trainer and cofounder of Dietitians of Palm Valley.



Dr. Therese Alban

LasikPlus Vision Center

BUZZ: What is the process to

qualify for LASIK? DOC: There is one appointment where we do a series of tests to verify that a patient is a good candidate. After that, we schedule a surgery appointment.

Flat Belly 101 Calling all women! Do you ever feel bloated after you eat or drink? You are not alone! Depending on your current lifestyle and eating habits, you could be expanding your stomach region by 6 inches over the course of your day. Follow these tips to minimize the bloat and maximize your confidence. Salt. Salt shakers, frozen/processed meals, salt-based seasonings, and fast foods are loaded in sodium. When you take in a large amount of sodium, you will temporarily retain water, causing you to gain 2-4 pounds of water weight! Skip the salt shaker and try to keep your sodium intake to 1500-2300 mg a day. Carbonated Drinks. Both diet and regular carbonated drinks will lead to bloat for the day. The fizz from the drinks will trap air in your stomach, leading you to look puffy in the middle region. Replace your diet coke at lunch with water with lemon/lime or cucumber, which both detoxify you further. Sugar Free Foods. Many people are sensitive to sugar alcohols found in artificially flavored food and drinks. It is recommended, for health purposes, to limit artificial sugars to 2-3 servings/day. For bloat purposes, limit artificial sugars to 0 servings/day! This includes Sweet’N Low, Splenda, Truvia, NutraSweet, and Equal. Read food labels, anything ending in “–ol” may be a culprit (mannitol, sorbitol, xylitol, etc.). Gas Forming Foods. Although healthy, gas forming vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, brussels sprouts, onions and beans can blow up your intestines like a hot air balloon. Before hitting the beach, stick with veggies with less roughage. Air. When using a straw, chewing gum, or sucking on hard candy, we take in extra air. This air can become trapped in our stomach, leading to hiccups in some, stomach bloat in others! For more flat belly tips, visit

BUZZ: How do you ease your

patients’ apprehension during surgery? DOC: The trick is to breathe and to focus on my voice. I’m telling them what is next. Like, ‘you might smell the laser, your vision might go dark.’ I’m guiding them through those steps so they don’t get startled.

BUZZ: How long is recovery time?

DOC: We advise you to go home and rest and sleep for two to four hours. You might have a little burning or scratchy sensation in your eye and we recommend using artificial tears. By the next day you are seeing and feeling great.

BUZZ: How can LASIK improve

quality of life? DOC: Wow, getting rid of glasses allows so much more freedom. Normally you arrange your life around your contact lenses.

5 Great Reasons to Stretch By Jenn Leonard

Stretching can be a valuable key to promoting good health and form. Whether before or after a workout session, or done on its own, the positive benefits of daily stretching can’t be ignored. 1. Enhance flexibility and range of motion. Warm, stretched muscles become more loose and are better suited to greater freedom of movement. 2. Improve posture. Proper stretching helps the body achieve its correct form, which allows for correct posture. 3. Reduce the risk of injury. When muscles are warmed up, they are less prone to stress or strain. A thorough stretching regimen can help ward off a host of injuries. 4. Diminish stress. Some deep breathing and careful stretching can help with centering and grounding. Taking the time to meditate melts the tension right away. 5. Increase circulation. A good stretch increases blood flow to the muscles, delivering oxygen and nutrients, which are imperative for good overall health.


Vilano Bridge 5K

St. Paddy’s Run

Enjoy the $5 entry fee, which represents the standard entry fee of the River Run in the late 70s. There will also be an oldest River Run Shirt Contest. You don’t want to miss this throwback event!

The 21st Annual Vilano Bridge 5K Run/Walk starts and finishes at the Vilano Beach Community Center and Park. Enjoy the postrace celebration with food, drink, music, drawings, and fun!

Enjoy free beer, finisher medals and technical shirts at the St. Paddy’s Run 10K and 5K. The race starts at 8 a.m. at Evergreen Cemetery and benefits the Springfield Improvement Association.

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Susan G. Komen North Florida’s 2nd Annual Ride for the Cure will raise significant funds and awareness for the breast cancer movement, celebrate breast cancer survivorship and honor those who have lost their battle with the disease. The Ride is designed to make a big bold impact! The 2017 goal is for over 300 cyclists to come together and help raise over $246,660 in support of the fight against breast cancer.


Potter’s House Soul Food Bistro

Join AARP Jacksonville for an engaging, interactive conversation about family caregiving. Connect with other family caregivers around your table as you enjoy complimentary food and drinks. You’ll learn how to build a caregiver support network, tips to care for yourself, and where to find local resources. Seats are limited to the first 40 RSVPs, so reserve your spot today!

Mar. 11


The 6th Annual North Florida Simply Natural Hair, Beauty and Wellness Expo presents “Naturally Beautiful.” The expo will include free workshops, expert panel discussions, entertainment, fashion show, salon showcases, vendors market place, free consultations, contests, giveaways, and so much more. Save the date!


Lakeview Health

Come to this health conference to be pampered, inspired and empowered. The purpose of Learning to Love Me from Healing Women Healing Nations Inc. is to have women come together and remove their masks, destigmatizing the effects associated with mental illness, trauma and abuse. For generations, women have struggled to love themselves. Despite positive characteristics, traits and contributions, women tend to dwell on their flaws and shortcomings. This event strives to end that. UPLOAD YOUR EVENT TO’s ONLINE CALENDAR. 22 MARCH 2017

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

Celebrate Life 5K: Mar. 4, Johnson Family YMCA, 5th Annual Kilwins Ice Cream Run: Mar. 4, St. John’s Town Center, MOO-VE IT 5K: Mar. 4, The Cowford Chophouse, 2nd Komen North Florida Ride for the Cure: Mar. 4, Nocatee, Mutt March: Mar. 4, The Jacksonville Landing, Retro River Run: Mar. 4, Downtown Jacksonville, March to Get Screened 5K for Colon Cancer Awareness: Mar. 5, Seawalk Pavilion, AARP CAREversations: A Family Caregiving Event: Mar. 5, Potter’s House Soul Food Bistro, Jacksonville Farmer’s Market: Mar. 7, 13 & 23, Farmers Market, 9th Annual Autism Symposium for Health Care Providers, Parents and Caregivers: Mar. 8, University of North Florida’s University Center, Free Weekly Group Run: Mar. 8, Fernandina Beach High School, Donate Used Running Shoes and T-shirts to the Green Monster for Jacksonville’s Homeless: Mar. 9, The Jacksonville Fairgrounds, Facebook. com/Shoes.and.Tshirts.Donation Special Olympics Polar Plunge: Mar. 11, Seawalk Pavilion, 6th Annual North Florida Simply Natural Hair, Beauty and Wellness Expo: Mar. 11, Morocco Shrine Auditorium and Grounds, Prepared Childbirth Class: Mar. 11, Baptist Medical Center Beaches, Planter’s House Tours: Mar. 11, Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve, Festival of Speed: Kids Beating Cancer - Jacksonville Automotive and Motorcycle Museum: Mar. 11, Omni Amelia Island Plantation, Caring for the Caregiver Family Conference: Mar. 11, Legends Center, 40th Annual GATE River Run: Mar. 11, Greater Jacksonville Fairgrounds and Expo Center, Transcendental Meditation Introductory Talk: Mar. 11, Peck Center Reception Room,

MOO-VE IT • Mar. 4

Argentine Tango Class and Milonga: Mar. 12, Monarch Ballroom and Dance Studio, Orange 45 Minute: Mar. 15, Orange Theory Fitness, Youth Mental Health First Aid: Mar. 15, THE PLAYERS Center for Child Health at Wolfson Children’s Hospital, Free Weekly Group Run: Mar. 15, Fernandina Beach High School, Orange 60: Mar. 15, Orange Theory Fitness, Stroke Support Group: Mar. 16, Orange Park Medical Center, Studio Jear Group Fitness: Mar. 16, Studio Jear, Boardwalk Talk: Dr. Wayne Wood: Mar. 16, Beaches Museum Chapel, Eco Tours: Mar. 16, Friendship Fountain Park, Shamrock 5K: Mar. 18, Avenues Mall, Assisting in a Trauma Informed Way: Mar. 18, KIPP 1440 North McDuff Avenue, Vilano Bridge Run: Mar. 18, Vilano Beach, St. Paddy’s Run: Mar. 19, Downtown Jacksonville, Orange 60: Mar. 19, Orange Theory Fitness, Safe Sitter: Mar. 20, Y Healthy Living Center Riverside, Tour of the Family Birth Place: Mar. 22, St. Vincent’s Medical Center Riverside, Innovations in Cerebrovascular Science Conference: Mar. 24, Ponte Vedra Inn and Club, Learning to Love Me by Healing Women Healing Nations Inc: Mar. 25, Lakeview Health, Safe Sitter: Mar. 25, St. Vincent’s Medical Center Riverside, Chick-fil-A 5K: Mar. 25, River City Marketplace, Ready. Set. Glow 5K: Mar. 31, St. Augustine, Studio Jear Group Fitness: Mar. 31, Studio Jear,


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Two Thumbs Up How Good Food Should Taste Al’s Craft Pizza Company

Article by Monica Stouder Photos by Monica Lea Imagery:

the facts

When: Tuesday Afternoon Where: 240 3rd St Neptune Beach Price: $9 to $20

The new Al’s Pizza concept Al’s Craft Pizza Company, is going to have Jacksonvillians craving gourmet, Italianinspired eats everyday of the week! Al’s Pizza, a staple in Atlantic Beach for 25 years, is creating Al’s Craft Pizza Company with a focus on craft beer and craft pizza. Craft Pizza:

Rise n’ Shine Pizza – sunny side eggs, Nueske’s Bacon, and roasted potato 12-inch pizza drizzled with a Tabasco aioli only $15.

Instead of their traditional New York style pizza using gas ovens, the oven will be wood-fired. Crispy, wood-fired oven craft pizzas with epicurean toppings in a single-sized, 12-inch round is what’s new in this fledgling flagship restaurant. Ingredients like tomatoes and flour imported from Italy are used in these mini masterpieces. Executive Chef Joshua Agan shared several of the menu items in a generous tasting last month. Everything I sampled was hearty and layered in flavor. Not surprising in the least, as Agan has been sprinkling his creative culinary genius all over Jacksonville for many years now. The kale pesto on the cauliflower pizza was a perfect zing over the Gruyere cheese base. The sunny side-up eggs on the Rise n’ Shine pie pairs perfectly with the tang of the Tabasco aioli. Other entrees will be served in combination with these incredible 12-inch, gourmet noms include the Beef Bolognese gnocchi. This dish is completely craveable and definitely will be on my hit list when the doors officially open this month. The atmosphere will be casual and seat 70 people with additional outdoor seating. If modeled after most of Al’s delicious franchise, the staff will not only have great salesmanship, but friendly smiles too. In 1988, Al Mansur opened his

first Al’s Pizza at Beach and San Pablo. The chain has seven locations and has been a consistent winner of local best pizza polls. This new genre of doughy delights for Al’s will have premium pairability with a lot of the local craft beers. The concept for the restaurant is focused on local ingredients. So, you will be sure to enjoy tasty house made sauces and uber fresh ingredients. Head on over to Neptune Beach this month and share some gourmet pies with the family. This totally tasty spot for saucy 12-inch circles is going to be a big hit here in Jacksonville, any way you slice it!

Buzzworthy Note: Al’s new concept will be focused more on craft beer at this location, so watch out for one spectacular Happy Hour featuring beloved local suds!

“Mix the best ingredients with the best techniques, that’s the craft,” said Executive Chef Joshua Agan.

menu sample


Mushroom Toast – marvelous mix of mushrooms in a Madeira cream sauce, topped with crispy shallots, scallions on a bed of brioche for only $9.


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Beef Bolognese – potato gnocchi in roasted garlic cream laying in a gorgeous beef Bolognese and covered in shaved parmigiano with baby arugula only $15.


Craft Pizza:

Roasted Cauliflower Pizza – cauliflower, smoked Gruyere cheese 12-inch pizza topped with a kale pesto and caramelized onions for only $14.

Food Truck Foodies

Blue Pacific Grill & Taco Bar by Shelton Buchanan

When one travels the world, one is exposed to culinary concoctions that excite the palate and the mind. When a chef is the one doing the traveling, they also tend to get inspired. That’s the premise behind the Blue Pacific Grill & Taco Bar truck. The chef and chief visionary is the man known as Izzy: a man who has taken his love of travel and love of tacos to a new level of flavorful integration. Drawing from flavors found on his own journeys around the globe, Izzy has brought his delectable divinations to the First Coast’s food truck scene. Everything on the menu sounded so amazing, and the smells coming out of that trailer tantalized my senses to no end. I narrowed it down to a mix and match of their mojo chicken and their best-selling slow-cooked pulled pork with a side of lumpia for good measure. I was even nice enough to snag my boss a pair of their baja fish tacos as he has been suffering under a diet of salads for far too long. The tacos themselves are quite large; there’s no skimping on these things. All of Blue Pacific’s offerings came on tasty grilled tortillas, adding an extra level of flavor to what is already a power-packed meal. The mojo chicken, nicely marinated before it’s grilled, pairs well with the lettuce, tomato, cheese, red onions, cilantro, and pico de gallo. The slow-cooked pulled pork is other worldly when topped with their slaw, fried onions, potato straws, scallions, and a chipotle mayo that has a tanginess that will blow your mind. Their lumpia is another matter. In a town with so many options for lumpia, Blue Pacific’s comes in as one of the top I’ve ever had the privilege of trying. Make sure you try it with not only their sweet chili dipping sauce, but also what I can only describe as a yum yum sauce that brings out a whole new realm of flavor combinations. UPLOAD YOUR EVENT TO’s ONLINE CALENDAR.

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Personal Chef Cecilia E. LLuberes of Some Things...Gourmet! By Monica Stouder

Chef Cecilia Lluberes began her culinary journey by making housemade sauces and marinades. Now she shares her cooking prowess with clients all over Jacksonville. We caught up with this amazing chef and received the dish on her early upstart. How did you receive your training to become a chef? My grandmother was my first mentor. Then at school a noncurricular class was offered, International Cuisine, and I took it. Later, in life I graduated as a Caterer from Penn Foster Career. If you could have your own cooking show, what would you name it? Ethnic Roots! What are your favorite ingredients to use? Garlic, onion, oregano. Most unusual dish you have eaten? Iguanas, and Beggar Chicken.



While runners work on their nutrition throughout their training cycles, the night before race day is of particular importance. Carb-loading is great, but there are plenty of ways to fuel in the hours leading up to the big event. Here are just a few places to grab a bite before the Gate River Run and the other races around Jacksonville.

Do you have a specialty dish that your family and friends always want you to make? Yes, many of them. However, I frequently make the “Sancocho” which is a typical soup, very hardy. What is your most memorable kitchen experience? When I was around 17, my father’s friends came to visit. They hadn’t eaten, so I prepared an Arroz con Pollo and he kept critiquing the way I was doing it (he had been owner of a hotel and chef). He would say, “you are not doing it the right way.” I just kept cooking. Everyone ate and then he left with the friends. He kept saying what a wonderful meal I had prepared just for him! I will never forget that.


Egg White Omelets

INGREDIENTS 3 egg whites 1 one whole egg



910/914 King Street

4972 Big Island Drive

With a vintage vibe, Kickbacks offers a build-your-own pasta for the runner who must have that spaghetti dinner, focaccia pizzas, and plenty of lean proteins to build energy for the miles to come. Round out the meal with a craft beer and you’ll be ready for race day.

Sink back into a cozy banquette and fuel with some modern twists on Southern comfort foods. Lean proteins like Scottish Salmon and Roasted Chicken Breast with choices of sides are perfect for an upcoming race. Even the Chicken and Waffles is light enough for the night before a big run.

2 slices of mozzarella


Few fresh spinach leaves

2677 Forbes Street

2 slices of sweet peppers 1 slice of ham 2 grape tomatoes cut in half and seed removed 1.5 tsp of extra virgin olive oil

When it has cooked a little, place on top whole egg. Let it cook a little. Add the ham, keep it in center.


Place other mozzarella slice, top it with spinach, peppers, salt and pepper. Let it cook a couple of seconds.

Heat a 9” pan, add egg whites, let congeal a little. On top, place 1 mozzarella slice.

Then with spatula, fold in half. Cook a little longer. Then transfer to plate and enjoy!

Salt and pepper


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Satisfy the craving for pastas and pizza (both NY and Chicago) at Carmine’s in Riverside. Carb it up with traditional Italian dinners and specialties that will leave you full and ready to take on any race.



9735 Gate Parkway North

10503 San Jose Boulevard

This menu has something for every runner. Try the Bourbon-Glazed Salmon with cheddar grits, any of the Ale Dough Pizzas or even a Bison Prairie Burger. Couple your meal with a local beer or glass of wine to settle any pre-race jitters.

Picasso’s is another great Italian option for satisfying, pre-race dinners. Pasta is homemade and pizzas are made right before your eyes. Plentiful daily specials provide lots of variety with unique twists on traditional classics.



Mar. 4-5

Mar. 8


Sessions Stadium - Mayors Cup


Veterans Memorial Arena

The JU Dolphins will take on the UNF Ospreys in this exciting baseball game. You don’t want to miss these two local teams go head-to-head! The baseball season for both teams is just getting underway so be sure to tune into what will be a great matchup.

The 2017 Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Built Ford Tough Series will make its 1st appearance in town since 2008, bringing the Top 35 bull riders in the world to compete against the best bucking bulls in the business for the chance to claim the $30,000 prize and title.

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Mar. 21



Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville

Veterans Memorial Arena

The Original Harlem Globetrotters are preparing for their action packed 2017 World Tour. A star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to witness the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages. You won’t want your family to miss it!


Are you ready for some in-state rivalry? The hottest in-state baseball face-off returns to Downtown Jacksonville on March 28 at 6 p.m. Head to the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville for the annual Florida versus Florida State baseball game. This special rivalry game will celebrate its 11th meeting in Jaksonville. This year, FSU is the home team. Be there to witness this signature sporting event. Who will you be rooting for?

Visit our calendar for more local events.

Jacksonville University Dolphins vs. Valparaiso Men’s Baseball: Mar. 3-5, Sessions Stadium, University of North Florida Ospreys vs. Penn Men’s Baseball: Mar. 3-5, UNF, PBR Built Ford Tough Series: Mar. 4-5, Veterans Memorial Arena, El Cheapo Sheephead’s Tournament: Mar. 4, Mike Scanlan Park, Celebrate Life 5K: Mar. 4, Johnson Family YMCA, 5th Annual Kilwins Ice Cream Run: Mar. 4, St. John’s Town Center, MOO-VE IT 5K: Mar. 4, The Cowford Chophouse, 2nd Komen North Florida Ride for the Cure: Mar. 4, Nocatee, NorthFlorida. Mutt March: Mar. 4, Jacksonville Landing, Jacksonville Giants vs. St. Pete Tide: Mar. 4, Edward Waters College, Retro River Run: Mar. 4, Downtown Jacksonville, March to Get Screened 5K for Colon Cancer Awareness: Mar. 5, Seawalk Pavilion, Jacksonville Giants vs. St. Pete Tide: Mar. 5, Edward Waters College, Jacksonville University Dolphins vs. University of North Florida Ospreys Men’s Baseball: Mar. 8, Sessions Stadium, Adamec Bike Night: Mar. 9, The Jacksonville Landing, University of North Florida Ospreys vs. Rutgers Men’s Baseball: Mar. 10-12, UNF, Jacksonville University Dolphins vs. Harvard Men’s Baseball: Mar. 10-12, Sessions Stadium, Gate River Run: Mar. 11, Greater Jacksonville Fairgrounds and Expo Center,

27th Annual Golf Classic: Mar. 13, Deerwood Country Club, University of North Florida Ospreys vs. Bradley Men’s Baseball: Mar. 17-19, UNF, SEC Gymnastics Championships Shamrock 5K: Mar. 18, Avenues Mall, Mar. 18 • Veterans Memorial Arena Jacksonville University Dolphins vs. UCF Men’s Baseball: Mar. 18-19, Sessions Stadium, 2017 SEC Gymnastics Championships: Mar. 18, Veterans Memorial Arena, Vilano Bridge Run: Mar. 18, Vilano Beach, St. Paddy’s Run: Mar. 19, Downtown Jacksonville, Classic Car Cruise: Mar. 21, SeaWalk Pavilion, Harlem Globetrotters 2017: Mar. 21, Veterans Memorial Arena, University of North Florida Ospreys vs. Savannah St. Men’s Baseball: Mar. 22, UNF, 4th Annual Sheriff’s Round-Up: Mar. 25, Hyatt Regency at Jacksonville Riverfront, UNF Spring Break Track and Field Invitational: Mar. 24-25, UNF Arena, University of North Florida Ospreys vs. Dallas Baptist Men’s Baseball: Mar. 24-26, UNF, Chick-fil-A 5K: Mar. 25, River City Marketplace, Jacksonville Mustang Club Show: Mar. 25, Jacksonville Landing, University of North Florida Ospreys vs. Kennesaw St. Men’s Baseball: Mar. 31 – April 2, UNF, Ready, Set, Glow 5K: Mar. 31, St. Augustine, UPLOAD YOUR EVENT TO’s ONLINE CALENDAR.

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Game Day: GATE River Run

40th Annual GATE River Run March 11 Downtown Jacksonville

What to Know Before You Go - GATE 15K

The GATE River Run is the largest 15K race in the United States and will once again serve as the USA 15K Championship with America’s top Olympic athletes competing for $85,000 in prize money.

Please arrive early! Over 20,000 people will be trying to park on race morning. Traffic will be heavy. All runners and walker should be in position by 8 a.m. The starting line is on Gator Bowl Boulevard between the Stadium and Metropolitan Park. There is a Walker’s Starting Line for the 15K located in Parking Lot J, near GATE 1 of EverBank Field.

Last year over 24,000 runners and walkers participated in one of the featured events including the 15K, The Florida TimesUnion 5K for Charity, the Junior River Run, and the Brooks Rehabilitation Challenge Mile.

Make sure to wear your race number on the front of your clothing. This is the only way to be identified for online pictures. Water Stations and toilets will be located throughout the course, and entertainment will be provided each mile during the race. The race finishes on Duval Street in front of the Jacksonville Fairgrounds.

Runner’s Expo March 9-11 510 Fairgrounds Place, Jacksonville, FL 32202

The three day Runner’s Expo will be held at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds. It is famous for its great bargains on all your running needs. Over one hundred booths will display the latest in running fashions. Over 35,000 people visit the Expo! If you live in the Jacksonville area (Duval, Clay, St. John’s and Nassau counties) you must pick up your packet at the expo on Thursday or Friday. Please remember you may not pick up your packet on race day.

Publix Post Race Celebration Celebration starts at 9 a.m. at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds

After you finish the race, head over to the Fairgrounds and enjoy the Publix Post Race Celebration! Publix will be providing lots of free food and drinks, plus Firewater Tent Revival will rock the Fairgrounds with music to fit the occasion. The post race party will include lots of healthy food to reload your system, an awesome featured band, beer, Awards Ceremony, clowns and entertainment for the kids, and lots of goodies! Celebrate your race accomplishments with Publix.

GEAR UP>>HELP THE GREEN MONSTER AT THE GATE RIVER RUN Bring your used running shoes and t-shirts to the Gate River Run March 9-11 Gate River Run Downtown Jacksonville Brothers Brian and Carey Hepler have been collecting used running shoes and t-shirts at the Gate River Run since 2003. Donations go to the St. Francis Soup Kitchen and the Downtown Ecumenical Services Council to help Jacksonville’s homeless citizens. T-shirts are donated to Rethreaded. 28

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Rethreaded takes women out of the sex trade, teaches them to sew, and repurposes the t-shirts into new, beautiful products. River runners pick up their race packets at the River Run Expo on the Thursday and Friday before the race. The Heplers have a tent outside of the Expo to receive donations. For more information about the collection of shoes and t-shirts, visit and.Tshirt.Donation. Also, when you help out the Green Monster, don’t forget to use the hashtag #GreenMonsterGRR. To learn more about the organizations involved, visit,, and


1ST PLACE SPORTS RACES Are you looking for your next race? Look no further than 1st Place Sports! With Jacksonville’s huge running community, there’s an obvious need for racing events happening all year long. Mark your calendars for the races coming up next.

MOO-VE IT 5K Mar. 4 | Downtown Jacksonville This family friendly event will consist of a one-mile fun, 5K and post-race block party.

RETRO RIVER RUN Mar. 4 | Downtown Jacksonville Enjoy the $5 entry fee, which represents the standard entry fee of the River Run in the late 70s!

MARCH TO GET SCREENED Mar. 5 | Jacksonville Beach This 5K walk or run at the Seawalk Pavilion is for colon cancer research.

April 22

Jacksonville’s 19th annual Guns N’ Hoses charity boxing tournament 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. Fight night is the one time of the year when our city’s first responders become rivals, vying for the title and bragging rights.

VILANO BRIDGE RUN Mar. 18 | Vilano Beach The Vilano Bridge 5K run/walk starts at the Vilano Beach Community Center and Park and winds through the Vilano Beach community.

CHICK-FIL-A 5K Mar. 25 | River City Marketplace Join the herd and lace up your running shoes at the St. Johns Town Center.

MT. ACOSTA CLASSIC April 1 | Downtown Jacksonville The objective is to run/bike as many loops as possible of the Acosta Bridge.

NAVY RUN April 1 | NAS Jax To participate, you must be active duty, retirees, reservists or dependents.

BEACHES CHAPEL SCHOOL 5K April 1 | Neptune Beach Race in the 10th annual Run with the Lions to benefit Beaches Chapel School.


For Charity The boxers, who work side-by-side on a daily basis, have this once a year rivalry to raise money for charity. The Guns were big winners last time with a 9 to 6 win over the Hoses. Together, they have raised more than 1.5 million dollars for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the FOP Foundation, which gives to several local charities.

The 2nd Annual Daily’s Fit-4-Life Kids Duathlon is hosted by Riverside Presbyterian Day School (RPDS).

RUN TO THE SUN April 8 | Orange Park This Florida Strides race benefits local run/walk programs with a 8K and fun run.

NEVER QUIT 5K April 15 | Jacksonville Beach NEVER QUIT reminds runners of the importance of health, love, determination and the “never quit” spirit that lives in all of us.

FIRST COAST PARKINSON’S RUN April 22 | Riverside This 4th annual race will raise money for the Movement Disorders and Parkinson’s Program at the UF Health Neuroscience Institute – Jacksonville.

JAX KIDNEY PUMP 5K April 23 | UNF This run/walk benefits the National Kidney Foundation of Florida.

STRIDES FOR PRIDE April 29 | Riverside

The Fighters The firefighters and police officers are all amateur boxers who began training in January. The matches consist of three one-minute rounds. Fighters will be in full pads and safety equipment. Throughout the years, each side has claimed the title numerous times. The winner receives the coveted title belt that they display for the year.

Strides for Pride is a 5K community building race for the LGBT and Ally community. BRENT MARTINEAU

GAME FACE: Local Sports In Jacksonville

Sports Director at

Jim Furyk

Ameer Speed

Ponte Vedra Beach resident and one of the best golfers in the world, Jim Furyk continues to add to his future Hall of Fame resume. Furyk was named the 2018 Ryder Cup captain for the U.S. He has played in nine Ryder Cups, the second most in U.S. history. The U.S. hasn’t won a Ryder Cup since 1993.

The talented cornerback from Sandalwood High School waited until National Signing Day, but finally chose to play college football at Georgia. Speed, a three-star recruit, got a lot of attention late in the recruiting cycle before deciding to play in Athens.

John Hayt

Rennia Davis

Local philanthropist John Hayt was presented with the Deane Beman Award by the Jacksonville Area Golf Association to honor his community service. Hayt has been a big supporter of local golf, especially for UNF golf. He’s donated more than a million dollars to the Ospreys program.

One of the top ten female players in the country will be playing basketball at the next level in Tennessee. Davis helped lead the Ribault Lady Trojans to the national championship last year and this year, she is averaging more than 25 points and 10 rebounds a game. UPLOAD YOUR EVENT TO’s ONLINE CALENDAR.

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Mar. 4


Thrasher-Horne Center

With a career spanning over five decades with more than 100 million albums sold, Olivia Newton-John’s successes include four Grammys, numerous Country Music, American Music, Billboard and People’s Choice Awards, an Emmy Award, ten No. 1 hits and more than 15 top 10 singles. She recently scored another No. 1 hit on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart with her daughter, becoming the first mother/daughter duo to top this chart. In 1978, her co-starring role with John Travolta in “Grease” catapulted her into super-stardom and to date remains the most successful movie musical of all time.


Times-Union Center

Grammy-nominated and Platinum-selling band Newsboys has helped define the sound of Christian music for more than two decades as their live performances continue to sell out venues across the country. “God’s Not Dead,” Newsboys’ chart-topping, Platinum-certified single, inspired the 2014 hit film.



Seawalk Pavilion

Don’t miss the second annual Salt Life Festival ocean side at Jacksonville Beach! Embrace the Salt Life Style with great music, delicious food, marketplace and so much more! This event is free and family friendly with VIP tickets available. Jam out to Rachel Warfield, Porch 40, Dead 27S, Of Good Nature, Dangermuffin, Ramjay Intercoastal, The Mantras and countless others.

St. Augustine Amphitheatre

The I Love The 90s Tour dominates as the nostalgia-driven go-to tour. Don’t miss Vanilla Ice, Naughty By Nature, Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath, Biz Markie, All-4-One and Young MC! Reminisce about the trendsetting decade with some of the most iconic, indelible names in rap, hip hop and R&B. Audiences can expect to hear chart-topping hits like Vanilla Ice’s “Ice, Ice Baby,” Young MC’s “Bust a Move” and more during a fun-filled night out that doubles as an Amphitheatresized dance party.





Mar. 4 Florida Theatre

Mar. 9 St. Augustine Amphitheatre

For twenty-four years, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts has presented Jacksonville with The Great Guitar Gathering, a fundraising concert to benefit the guitar department for the school. The event not only showcases the fabulous DA Guitar Orchestra, but has presented many of the most respected solo artist in classical, finger-style, and jazz guitar. Many of the past guest are Grammy winners, National Finger-style Champions and International competition winners. This year’s featured artists are international award winning Pierre Bensusan and classical guitar virtuoso Stephen Robinson. You do not want to miss this 24th annual event, so get your tickets online today!

Earth, Wind & Fire, America’s seventh top-selling musical group of all-time was born in Chicago in 1969. With a signature sound beyond categories and a groove as deep as the soul of the planet, the band’s legendary journey has set the standard for music of all genres. One of the most important, innovative and commercially invincible contemporary forces of the 20th century, Earth, Wind & Fire has released a total of 23 albums. They have recorded eight No. 1 R&B singles and eight Double Platinum Top 10 Pop Albums. EWF has earned more than 50 Gold and Platinum albums and sold over 90 million albums worldwide, earning them a solid spot on the list of all-time best selling music artists.

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CATHERINE RUSSELL Mar. 10 Ritz Theatre and Museum


Three-time Grammy Award winner, multi-platinum selling singer, songwriter and producer R. Kelly is bringing The After Party Tour to Jacksonville on Saturday, March 11. Lauded as an R&B legend, R. Kelly is one of the most successful artists of all time with over 40 million albums sold worldwide, 3 Grammy Awards, 6 American Music Awards, 6 Billboard Awards, and 8 Soul Train Awards. In an era of declining songwriting skills and auto tune crooning, R. Kelly embodies the best traditions of American music as a vocalist, songwriter and producer. He uses classic materials to create music as contemporary as Siri’s iPhone voice. His chart-topping hits range from “Bump N’ Grind” and “Your Body’s Callin” to

Grammy Award winning “I Believe I Can Fly” and everything in between. Along with his remarkable music, R. Kelly has published his first memoir, “Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me,” and signed with the IFC Channel to add chapters to his innovative hip hop opera “Trapped in the Closet,” which was an early 21st century cultural phenomenon. With a music career spanning over 25 years, R. Kelly has proven time and time again he’s the “King of R&B.”


Mar. 11 at the Veterans Memorial Arena


Stevie Nick’s grandfather, Aaron Nicks, a would-be country star, handcrafted a guitar for young Stevie and taught her well-known selections from the country music cannon. By the time she was five years old, Stevie was gigging with him at local gin mills. In the late 60s, Nicks formed a musical partnership with Lindsey Buckingham, a guitarist and fellow songwriter. Together they released “Buckingham-Nicks” in 1972, which was largely unnoticed. But in 1975, they both signed with Fleetwood Mac. The newly forged band quickly recorded an eponymous collection that went straight to No. 1 and sold 3 million copies. Nicks’ tracks—especially the mystical “Rhiannon” and the romantic ballad “Landslide”—were smash hits, and transformed the singer into an overnight sensation.

1964: THE TRIBUTE Mar. 25 St. Augustine Amphitheatre

Witness what Rolling Stone called, “the Best Beatles Tribute on Earth!” 1964: The Tribute takes their audiences on a musical journey to an era in rock history that will live in all of our hearts forever. They are hailed by critics and fans alike as the most authentic and endearing Beatles tribute in the world. For over 30 years, 1964: The Tribute has played over 3,000 shows.



Catherine Russell is a native New Yorker, born into musical royalty. Her father, the late Luis Russell, was a legendary pianist, arranger, composer, and Louis Armstrong’s long-time collaborator and musical director. A graduate of American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Catherine toured the world, performing and recording with David Bowie, Cyndi Lauper and many others.

In 1981 while the band continued to put out albums, Nicks released a solo album, “Bella Donna” which reached No. 1 and featured the hit single “Edge of Seventeen.” Nicks has collectively sold over 140 million albums. Due to huge ticket demands and stellar reviews for the 24 Karat Gold Tour, the legendary gold dust queen, a Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and multi-platinum Grammy Award winning solo artist, has happily agreed to add the new series of shows and continue performing her classic hits along with longtime fan favorites from throughout her entire career.


Mar. 23 at the Veterans Memorial Arena


DRUMLINE Mar. 28 Times-Union Center

Drumline Live, the show-stopping attraction created by the Executive Band Consultant of the hit movies “Drumline,” and “Drumline: A New Beat,” brings black marching band tradition to the theatrical stage like you have never seen before. With riveting rhythms, bold beats and ear-grabbing energy, the staged show will be a synchronized musical showcase of the HBCU experience.


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MUSIC EVENTS Visit our calendar for more local events.

An Evening with Marc Cohn: Mar. 1, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, Rick Springfield: Mar. 2, Florida Theatre, Jimmy Eat World and AJJ: Mar. 2, Mavericks at the Landing, Symphony in 60: Haydn’s Miracle: Mar. 2, Times-Union Center, Puttin’ on the Ritz: Mar. 3, Ritz Theatre and Museum, Passafire, Universal Green and guests: Mar. 3, Jack Rabbits, The Weight featuring members of the Band, the Levon Helm Band and the Rick Danko Group: Mar. 3, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, Classical Cornerstones: Mar. 3, Times-Union Center, Close to You: Music of the Carpenters: Mar. 3-4, TimesUnion Center, The Growlers live from the Backyard Stage: Mar. 4, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, The Great Guitar Gathering: Mar. 4, Florida Theatre, Lucinda Williams and Buick 6: Mar. 4, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, Olivia Newton-John: Mar. 4, Thrasher-Horne Center, Spyro Gyra: Mar. 5, Florida Theatre, KT Tunstall and Kelvin Jones: Mar. 5, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra - Festival of Strings: Mar. 6, Times-Union Center,

Willie Nelson and Family with special guest Dwight Yoakam: Mar. 7, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, The English Beat with special guests The Skatalites: Mar. 8, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, Earth, Wind & Fire: Mar. 9, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, Graeme of Thrones: Mar. 9-10, Times-Union Center, Catherine Russell: Mar. 10, Ritz Theatre and Museum, Steve Hofstetter: Mar. 10, Jack Rabbits, Taj Mahal with guests Whetherman and Jontavious Willis: Mar. 10, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, Celtic Women: Mar. 10, TimesUnion Center, Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra Major/Minor Concert: Mar. 11, Times-Union Center, R. Kelly - The After Party Tour: Mar. 11, Veterans Memorial Arena, Electric Kif with Parker Urban Band and Dr. Science: Mar. 11, Jack Rabbits, Robert Earl Keen and His Band with guest Ben de la Cour: Mar. 11-12, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, Clint Black: Mar. 12, Florida Theatre, Lil Debbie with Potluck, Chayo Nash and Matthew Carter: Mar. 12, Jack Rabbits, Newsboys: Mar. 12, Times-Union Center, Audra McDonald with the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus: Mar. 12, Times-Union Center,

Robert Earl Keen • Mar 11 • Ponte Vedra Concert Hall


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Audra McDonald • Mar. 12 • Times-Union Center

City and Colour - USA Tour with Greyhounds: Mar. 13, Mavericks at the Landing, David Bromberg Quintet: Mar. 14, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, Bad Suns: Mar. 14, Jack Rabbits, Celebration of the Arts: Mar. 16, Times-Union Center, Anastasia Music Festival featuring Del McCoury Band, David Grisman’s Bluegrass Experience, Sam Bush and more: Mar. 16-18, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, The Charlie Daniels Band: Mar. 16, Florida Theatre, The Kate Rays with the Nixon Tapes, the Social Animals and guests: Mar. 17, Jack Rabbits, Puttin’ on the Ritz SemiFinals: Mar. 17, Ritz Theatre and Museum, Get the Led Out: Mar. 17, Florida Theatre, The Chieftains: Mar. 17-18, Times-Union Center, Tortoise and Tara Jane O’Neil: Mar. 18, Jack Rabbits, Rhythm in the Night: Irish Dance Spectacular: Mar. 18, Thrasher-Horne Center, Adam Savage and Michael Stevens Brain Candy Live Tour: Mar. 19, Florida Theatre, The Chieftains with the Jacksonville Symphony: Mar. 19, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, Stevie Nicks: Mar. 23, Veterans Memorial Arena, Katchafire, Scholars Word and Stacked Like Pancakes: Mar. 23, Jack Rabbits, British Isles: Mar. 24, TimesUnion Center,

I Love the 90s Tour: Mar. 24, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, Mike Love, Sol Seed and guests: Mar. 24, Jack Rabbits, Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphony: Mar. 24-26, TimesUnion Center, 1964 The Tribute “The Best Beatles Tribute on Earth”: Mar. 25, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, Air Supply: Mar. 26, Florida Theatre, The Slackers and The Duppies: Mar. 26, Jack Rabbits, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder: Mar. 26, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, ToneVENDOR presents the St. Augustine 2017 Spring Record Fair live from the Backyard Stage: Mar. 26, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, Drumline: Mar. 28, Times-Union Center, Modern Baseball with Kevin + The God Damn Band, Sorority Noise and The Obsessives: Mar. 28, Mavericks at the Landing, Rising Appalachia live from the Backyard Stage: Mar. 29, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: Mar. 30, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, Jim Brickman Pure Piano: Mar. 31, Ritz Theatre and Museum, Fool’s Paradise featuring Lettuce, The Floozies, The Motet and The Main Squeeze: Mar. 31, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, MattyB featuring the Haschak Sisters: Mar. 31, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall,


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BUZZ Picks

Mar. 4 & 5


Anheuser-Busch Brewery

The iconic Budweiser Clydesdales are returning to the AnheuserBusch Brewery. The hitch team and the famous red wagon will parade around the brewery grounds. Guests will be able to interact and take photos with the Budweiser Clydesdales hitch team and enjoy refreshing beer. For more information visit or call (904) 751-8117.

Mar. 4


Florida Theatre

To celebrate the 90th anniversary year, enjoy tastings from local craft distilleries: vodka and gin from Jacksonville’s Manifest Distilling, rum from Amelia Island’s Barrel & Marlin Distillery and bourbon from the St. Augustine Distillery paired with food from Orsay, Black Sheep and more!

Mar. 25

Mar. 9



Florida Theatre

With three decades of comedic performance in his rear view mirror, Carrot Top is one of the most popular, recognizable and successful comedians in America. After years of sold-out shows throughout the country, Carrot Top is now a Las Vegas icon, celebrating his 10th anniversary.

The Jacksonville Landing

Adamec Bike Night presented by Adamec Harley Davidson features free bike parking, live entertainment on the Coca-Cola Riverfront Stage, delicious food, prizes and so much more! This month, enjoy live music in the Courtyard by Spanky the Band.

APRIL 28, 2017

PARTY THROUGH THE PAST Held At Anheuser-Busch Brewery | From 6:30-10:30PM

Costume Contests & Live Music in each decade

roaring 20s • Kick-off at 6:30pm • Chris Thomas Band • Costume Contest • Open Beer & Wine Bar • Small Bites

groovy 60s • Kick-off at 7:30pm • BeatleBeat Tribute Band • Costume Contest • Open Beer & Wine Bar • Small Bites

rockin 80s • Kick-off at 8:30pm • Kenny Holiday Band • Costume Contest • Open Beer & Wine Bar • Small Bites

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Catchin' a BUZZ Interview by Monica Stouder


Hipster Speedball


Five Points

What is unique about your bar area?

INGREDIENTS 1 can Intuition King St. Stout

We are a craft espresso and beer bar in historic five points. We are so diverse in what we carry and serve. We have a unique selection of sodas and beer cocktails. We serve brunch daily and we change our menu often.

4 oz of Cold Brew coffee

What kind of weekly drink specials do you all offer?

Pour Cold Brew into glass and add stout on top.

We have Happy Hour daily 4-7 p.m. Morning Happy Hour - $1 off drafts 8-11 a.m.; Thirsty Thursdays - $1 off all drafts; Wednesday Friendsday - $2 off bottles. What do you love most about Jacksonville’s nightlife?


BREW Five Points

1024 Park St. Jacksonville, FL 32204 (904) 374-5789

We love that Jacksonville’s nightlife is all over the place and is so diverse. Do you serve any local brews? Of course! Many of our Beer Cocktails have a local brew in them.

NIGHTLIFE EVENTS Fred’s All-Star Comedians featuring Kurt Allen and Ozrick Cooley: Mar. 1, The Comedy Zone, Shamrockin’ at Front Porch: Mar. 1, The Jacksonville Landing, Chris Porter: Mar. 2-4, The Comedy Zone, Festival of Laughs: Mar. 3, TimesUnion Center, Brent Byrd and The Suitcase Gypsies: Mar. 3, The Jacksonville Landing, World of Nations Celebration: Mar. 3-5, Metropolitan Park, The Great Guitar Gathering: Mar. 4, Florida Theatre, PBR Built Ford Tough Series: Mar. 4-5, Veterans Memorial Arena, Speakeasy – A Spirits Tasting and Cigar Sampling Party: Mar. 4, Florida Theatre, Budweiser Clydesdales Returning to Jacksonville Brewery and Tour Center: Mar. 4-5, Anheuser Busch Brewery, Myth Nightclub The Weekender: Mar. 5, The Elbow, Spyro Gyra: Mar. 5, Florida Theatre, 36

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What compliments do you hear most often from your customers? Customers love our trippy bathrooms, our unique beer cocktails and our staff’s understanding of the products we serve. Additionally, people appreciate our staffs’ rad taste in the music that we blast in the shop! What is your funniest customer story? One of my all-time favorite BREW customer moments was just a couple of weeks ago when one of the crew members threw on “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The entire bar started singing along to the classic song! It was so unreal and hilarious! Everybody was singing at the top of their lungs and by the end of it we were all laughing. It was such a moment to share with everyone. We really do have the best customers in all of Jax! Anything else you would you like to add? Put some coffee in your beer, we dare you.

Visit our calendar for more local events.

Element Bistro Happy Hour: Mar. 8, The Elbow, Deon Cole: Mar. 9-11, The Comedy Zone, Fifty Shades of Cigars Workshop: Mar. 9, Downtown Cigar Lounge Jax, Adamec Bike Night: Mar. 9, The Jacksonville Landing, Hourglass Pub Mad Cowford Improv: Mar. 10, The Elbow, R. Kelly – The After Party Tour: Mar. 11, Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville Star Ball Ballroom and Latin Dance Competition: Mar. 11, Omni Jacksonville Hotel, Burrito Gallery Happy Hour: Mar. 12, The Elbow, Dos Gatos: Rock n’ Roll Karaoke: Mar. 13, The Elbow, Hourglass Pub Game Night: Mar. 14, The Elbow, Wine Wednesdays: Mar. 15, River City Brewing Company, St. Patrick’s Day Happy Hour: Mar. 16, Blackfinn Ameripub,


Gabriel Iglesia • Mar. 24 •

Jax Beach St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl: Mar. 17, Jacksonville Beach Strip, Get the Led Out: Mar. 17, Florida Theatre, Loni Love: Mar. 17-18, The Comedy Zone, GastroFest: Mar. 18, Hemming Park, Dos Gatos DJ NickFRESH: Mar. 18, The Elbow, Rhythm in the Night: Irish Dance Spectacular: Mar. 18, Thrasher-Horne Center, Yappy Hour St. Pawty’s Day: Mar. 19, The Jacksonville Landing, Dos Gatos Trivia: Mar. 21, The Elbow, Myth Nightclub Ladies Night: Mar. 22, The Elbow, Stevie Nicks: Mar. 23, Veterans Memorial Arena,

Plastic Cup Boyz: Mar. 23-25, The Comedy Zone, Gabriel Iglesia: Mar. 24, Florida Theatre, The Party Cartel: Mar. 25, The Jacksonville Landing, Carrot Top: Mar. 25, Florida Theatre, Jacksonville Mustang Club: Mar. 25, The Jacksonville Landing, Wine Wednesdays: Mar. 29, River City Brewing Company, Celebrity Chefs Tasting Luncheon and Auction: Mar. 30, Prime Osborn Center, Myth Nightclub Jax Exclusive: Mar. 30, The Elbow, The Price is Right: Apr. 1, TimeUnion Center,


Written by Kyle, Astrologer Extraordinaire

ARIES (March 21- April 19)

Three words. One. Night. Stand. Sure, you want a relationship that means more, but this is all that will present itself this month. You will mope, but some would love just to be noticed for one night. Embrace this moment. Just don’t post about it online. Then you’re nasty.

TAURUS (April 20 – May 20)

So, you know what’s fun? Apparently not you this month. For whatever reasons (I know why, but you can’t handle the truth, Colonel Jessup) when it comes to finding a mate or someone to share time with, you’re going to be left flying solo. Loneliness is a dish best served with you. Obviously, you are eating alone in this scenario.

GEMINI (May 21 – June 21)

Want to know why you are not with anyone? Because you read rubbish like the love horoscopes. These are for entertainment purposes only. So why don’t you go out and entertain someone tonight and see if that helps land you your soulmate?! Run along and get your entertaining on.

CANCER (June 22 – July 22)

Crazy nights are in your future. Grab a close friend, far-away friend, spouse, stranger, whomever, and take a walk, no run, on the wild side. Everything you see on late-night Cinemax could be your life this month. Cue the horrible saxophone 80’s music.


LEO (July 23 – August 22)

Swipe right. Swipe right. Swipe right. Really?! Could you be any more hotter right now? Valentine’s Day may have come and gone, but you are still on a romantic fire. If you can’t miss right now you might as well keep on shooting.

VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)

Looks like things are weighing heavy on you this month. Literally. So, you’ve put on some weight and wasted another resolution, but now you can start a new one. “Eating Contest Champion” has a nice ring to it.


LIBRA (September 23 – October 22)

Seriously, quit with all the damn questions. They are unnecessary. Not only are you annoying your mate or any future love connection, but you’re also annoying me. How about less. None. Nada. Zip it. Before you ask, that would mean: shut up and watch your friends stay around longer.

SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21)

Bells are a ringing. If not wedding bells, then maybe doorbells to new opportunities. Actually, I can’t think of anymore bell analogies that would make sense here. Dinner Bell. Cow Bell. Just know things with a mate could get real serious soon, or for the singles, you won’t be a pathetic loner on the weekends much longer. Jingle Bells.



SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)


Your current love interests are going to bore you this month. Not necessarily a bad thing. Just go find a new one. Life is about change and adapting to change. So, when someone becomes lame, there are seven billion other options. Should be easy enough, right?

CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)

Venus is in Aries this month and yada yada yada, you don’t care. And you shouldn’t. It’s boring. What you want to hear is you’re going to have a steamy month of heated moments with… it’s doesn’t matter. Just be happy someone likes you or their self-esteem was at the right level to be with you.



AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)

Independence is your motto this month. Single Aquarius will be the life of the party showing off that independence. Coupled Aquarius, well, let’s just hope you are the dumper and not the dumpee.

PISCES (February 19 – March 20)

Look at you, you little flirt. Feeling good about yourself, are you? Well, you should. There is a love connection on the horizon, and it could involve you Pisces, if you play your cards right. I know, finally.


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