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ENTERTAINMENT COMMUNITY THE ARTS KIDS CUISINE MUSIC AROUND TOWN

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SPORTS & HEALTH

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FEATURED Fall Events ..................................................................................16-17 Getting-2-Kow ................................................................................ 18

ROLLCALL: WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE SCARY MOVIE?

MIKE WHITE

MEREDITH TEKIN

NATALIA GONZALES

PAZ PATEL

COURTNEY NICHOLS ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

Scary Movie.

The Craft.

My mother had to check under my bed nightly to make sure there were no goblins from “Labyrinth” to take me away.

An inconvenient truth.

Arachnophobia. I still check the inside of my slippers.

I absolutely HATE scary movies – so, I don’t have a favorite!

MARIE BOIAN-MEYER

JASMIN LANKFORD

MONICA STOUDER

CRAIG ONEAL

RILEY SHAABER

AMY GRESS

I love the Scream movies.

I’m terrified of scary movies.

The first Nightmare on Elm Street!

Last House on the Left.

High Tension.

I don’t do scary movies, I prefer my heart stay inside my chest.

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BUZZ PICKS Oct. 8-10

JOHN CAPARULO

The Comedy Zone ComedyZone.com

John Caparulo is best known for the hit show, “Chelsea Lately.” Cap, as he’s known by friends and fans, has also made multiple appearances on “The Tonight Show” “Jimmy Kimmel Live” “The Next Generation of Blue Collar” and “Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show”.

Oct. 9-11

FIRST COAST NO MORE HOMELESS PETS MEGA PET ADOPTION

Jacksonville Fairgrounds FCNMHP.org

Adopt a dog or cat at the First Coast No More Homeless Pets Mega Adoption. FCNMHP is one of the leading nonprofits in Jacksonville. Their 3-day Mega Adoption includes several local shelters and rescues, bringing up to 10,000 potential adopters and much-needed attention to thousands of shelter pets.

Oct. 17

SUSAN G. KOMEN 21ST RACE FOR THE CURE

Metropolitan Park KomenNorthFlorida.org

Participate in the 21st Annual Race for a Cure to put an end to breast cancer forever. The money raised will fund treatment and education programs for women and men. Start recruiting your team now and help reach a goal that will make a real difference to people in our community.

Oct. 17-18 TOWN OF ORANGE PARK FESTIVAL

Town Hall Park TownOfOrangePark.com

Come to the 33rd Annual Town of Orange Park Festival. It will be bigger and better than ever! Enjoy two full days filled with music, food, fun, crafts, vendors, kid’s activities, and live entertainment. You don’t want to miss it.

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COMPASSION BY THE SEA BENEFIT

Planation Beach House, Ponte Vedra MissionHouseJax.org

Mission House is dedicated to helping homeless adults at the Beaches through compassion, faith and unique programs. Come enjoy their Compassion by the Sea benefit event to make a difference in your community. There will be wine and beer, music by Cloud 9, raffles, a silent auction and a live auction.

by the sea.

Hope from the heart. PLEASE JOIN US ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2015

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OCEANSIDE - PLANTATION BEACH HOUSE

TICKETS: $85

PL 6-10 P.M.

FEATURING: Music by CLOUD 9, Wine & Beer, Raffle & Silent Auction, and a Live Auction.

OCEANS FEATURING:


Oct. 24 SALVATION ARMY RED SHIELD BALL

San Jose Country Club SalvationArmyFlorida.org/Jacksonville

The Salvation Army’s Second Annual Red Shield Ball will benefit the women and families who call the Red Shield Lodge home. This elegant, gala-style fundraiser includes dinner, live music, dancing, live and silent auctions, and inspiration from former clients who have found help and hope through The Salvation Army’s shelter.

Oct. 25

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS VS. BUFFALO

EverBank Field Jaguars.com

Wear your teal and gold to the game as the Jaguars take on the Buffalo Bills. It’s going to be a great season, especially if the stadium is packed with supportive and spirited fans ready to cheer our team to victory. Go Jags!

Nov. 4

BOZ SCAGGS

Thrasher-Horne Center THCenter.org

See the Grammy Award-winning vocalist, platinumselling legend, guitarist and songwriter live in concert! The music legend and his band will perform a full evening of Scaggs’ hits, ranging from “Lowdown” and “Lido Shuffle,” to cuts from his new album, “A Fool to Care.”

Oct. 29 HOUSE OF FAME MMA “FLORIDA VS. GEORGIA” FIGHT Jacksonville Landing HouseofFameMMA.com

Jacksonville’s only professional mixed martial arts franchise is taking over the Jacksonville Landing for House of Fame MMA’s “Florida vs. Georgia” fight card. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to kick off your FL/GA weekend by watching ten professional MMA bouts inside a steel cage outside in the courtyard!

Nov. 4-15

GREATER JACKSONVILLE AGRICULTURAL FAIR

Jacksonville Fair Grounds JacksonvilleFair.com

The Jacksonville Fair is a fun, familyfriendly event held annually in downtown Jacksonville. At this one-of-a-kind event, enjoy rides and games, as well as food and shows. There will be circus clowns, racing pigs, alligator shows, and more!

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What’s Happening

Visit our iwantaBUZZ.com calendar to find more events.

Florida Blue Free Tuesdays: Oct. 13, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org Jax Beach Art Walk: Oct. 13, Downtown Jacksonville Beach, JacksonvilleBeach.org Music By the Sea: Oct. 14, St. Augustine Beach Pier, TheCivicAssociaton.org Free Thursday Tours: Oct. 15, MOCA, MOCAJacksonville.org Jaxson’s Night Market: Oct. 15, Hemming Park, HemmingPark.org

THE SALVATION ARMY RED SHIELD GALA BALL • OCT. 24

COMMUNITY Jacksonville Home and Patio Show: Oct. 1-4, Prime Osborn, JacksonvilleFallHomeShow.com Family Pet Fair and Blessing of the Pets: Oct. 3, Fletcher Park, SaintFrancisAnimalHospital.org Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters Grand Opening: Oct. 3, MOSH, TheMOSH.org Weaver First Saturday Free for All: Oct. 3, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org Jax Truckies Food Truck Championship: Oct. 3, Jacksonville Landing, JacksonvilleLanding.com For Today: Oct. 6, Murray Hill Theatre, MurrayHillTheatre.com Downtown Art Walk: Oct. 7, Hemming Park, JacksonvilleArtWalk.com Women, Art and Social Change: Oct. 7, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org First Coast Celebrates the First Responders: Oct. 9, Jacksonville Landing, JacksonvilleLanding.com Flavor of Jacksonville and the Beaches: Oct. 10, Latham Plaza, JacksonvilleBeach.org Yoga Day: Oct. 10, Riverside, RiversideArtsMarket.com 8

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ArtFusion: Oct. 7, MOCA, MOCAJacksonville.org 333NYE Fashion Show: Oct. 7, MOCA, MOCAJacksonville.org Smashing Pumpkins Class: Oct. 9, Sweet Pete’s Candy, SweetPetesCandy.com Jaxtoberfest: Oct. 9-10, St. Johns Town Center, JaxtoberFest.com Jacksonville Symphony Opening Weekend: Oct. 9-10, Times-Union Center, JaxSymphony.org Halloween Haunted Forest: Oct. 9-11, Catty Shack Ranch, CattyShack.org First Coast No More Homeless Pets MEGA Pet Adoption: Oct. 9-11, Jacksonville Fairgrounds, FCNMHP.org Family Friendly Sunset Cruise: Oct. 10, Amelia River Cruises, AmeliaRiverCruises.com Yappy Hour HOWL-o-Ween: Oct. 11, Jacksonville Landing, JacksonvilleLanding.com Swinging Sundays at the Volstead: Oct. 11, Monarch Ballroom, FirstCoastBLS.com St. Augustine Record Fair: Oct. 11, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, St.AugAmphitheatre.com

Town of Orange Park’s 33rd Annual Fall Festival: Oct. 17-18, Town Hall Park, TownOfOrangePark.com Halloween Doors and More: Oct. 17, Jacksonville Fairgrounds, CommunityHospice.com Taste of the Beach: Oct. 18, St. Augustine Beach Pier, TheCivicAssociation.org Florida Blue Free Tuesdays: Oct. 20, Cummer Museum and Gardens, CummerMuseum.org

North Beaches Art Walk: Oct. 15, Beaches Town Center, NBAW.org

Fun4FirstCoastKids Picnic in the Park: Oct. 21, Hemming Park, HemmingPark.org

Southern Women’s Show: Oct. 15-19, Prime Osborn, JaxEvents.com

The Big Friendly Giant: Oct. 22, Thrasher-Horne Center, THCenter.org

Adult Twilight BYOB Cruise: Oct. 16, Amelia River Cruises, AmeliaRiverCruises.com

Free Thursday Tours: Oct. 22, MOCA, MOCAJacksonville.org

Beaches Oktoberfest: Oct. 16-18, Seawalk Pavilion, BeachesOktoberfest.com Halloween Haunted Forest: Oct. 16-17, Catty Shack Ranch, CattyShack.org Dogtoberfest at Beaches Oktoberfest: Oct. 16-18, Seawalk Pavilion, FCNMHP.org Spooktacular: Bippity Boppity Zoo: Oct. 16-18, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, JacksonvilleZoo.org Fairies and Monsters: Oct. 17, Jacksonville Landing, JacksonvilleLanding.com Riverside Arts Market: Oct. 17, Riverside, RiversideArtsMarket.com Mandarin Road Fall Farm Festival: Oct. 1718, 14159 Mandarin Rd., MandarinRoadFestival.com Boy Scout Workshop: Oct. 17, MOSH, TheMOSH.org Arbor East Um: Wine and Food Fest: Oct. 17, Arboretum Gardens, JacksonvilleArboretum.org

Spooktacular: Bippity Boppity Zoo: Oct. 23-25, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, JacksonvilleZoo.org Conner’s A-Maize-ing Acres Field of Screams: Oct. 2324, Conner’s A-Maize-ing Acres, Conners-A-Maize-Ing-Acres.com Mandarin Road Fall Farm Festival: Oct. 2425, 14159 Mandarin Rd., MandarinRoadFestival.com Girl Scout Workshop: Oct. 24, MOSH, TheMOSH.org DogFest Walk’n Roll: Oct. 24, Riverside, RiversideArtsMarket.com Salvation Army Red Shield Ball: Oct. 24, San Jose Country Club, SalvationArmyFlorida.org 14th Annual Black Expo: Oct. 24, Prime Osborn, JaxEvents.com Jacksonville Sea & Sky Spectacular: Oct. 24, Jacksonville Beach, JaxSeaAndSky.net Halloween Camp-In: Oct. 25, MOSH, TheMOSH.org REDvolution Fall Tour: Oct. 25, Murray Hill Theatre, MurrayHillTheatre.com


Symphonic Spooktacular: Oct. 25, Times-Union Center, JaxSymphony.org

The Winery Dogs: Oct. 14, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, PVConcertHall.com

Healthy Halloween: Oct. 25, Johansen Park, HealthyHalloweenJax.com

Chris Tomlin: Oct. 16, Veterans Memorial Arena, JaxEvents.com

Yoga on the River: Oct. 25, Mandarin Museum and Historical Society, MandarinMuseum.net College and Career Exploration: Oct. 26, Keiser University, DCPS.DuvalSchools.org Spooktacular: Bippity Boppity Zoo: Oct. 28-31, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, JacksonvilleZoo.org Free Thursday Tours: Oct. 29, MOCA, MOCAJacksonville.org City Year Jax Unity Rally: Oct. 30, Hemming Park, HemmingPark.com Riverside Arts Market: Oct. 31, Riverside, RiversideArtsMarket.com Baskin Robbins Celebrate 31: Oct. 31, various Baskin Robins locations, BaskinRobbins.com

NIGHTLIFE John Witherspoon: Oct. 1-3, The Comedy Zone, ComedyZone.com Bill Engvall: Oct. 2, ThrasherHorne Center, THCenter.org Booker T. Jones: Oct. 3, Ritz Theatre and Museum, RitzJacksonville.com John Caparulo: Oct. 8-10, The Comedy Zone, ComedyZone.com Ani DiFranco: Oct. 9, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, PVConcertHall.com Lavell Crawford: Oct. 9, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com Disney’s Beauty and the Beast: Oct. 9-11, Times-Union Center, JaxEvents.com

Bo Burnham: Oct. 16, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com The Music of Nat King Cole: Oct. 16-17, Times-Union Center, JaxEvents.com Def Leppard with Foreigner and Night Ranger: Oct. 17, Veterans Memorial Arena, JaxEvents.com Alvin and the Chipmunks LIVE: Oct. 17, Times-Union Center, JaxEvents.com

BOZ SCAGGS • NOV. 4 • THRASHER-HORNE CENTER MOSH After Dark: Oct. 29, MOSH, TheMOSH.org

Little Big Town: Oct. 17, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, StAugAmphitheatre.com

Sarah Tiana: Oct. 29-31, The Comedy Zone, ComedyZone.com

John Cleese and Eric Idle: Oct. 18, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com

Boz Scaggs: Nov. 4, ThrasherHorne Center, THCenter.org

So You Think You Can Dance: Oct. 21, Times-Union Center, JaxEvents.com

SPORTS

Anything Goes: Oct. 21-Nov. 22, Alhambra Dinner Theatre, AlhambraJax.com Jason Aldean: Oct. 22, Veterans Memorial Arena, JaxEvents.com Charlie Daniels Band: Oct. 22, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com Plain White T’s: Oct. 22, Freebird Live, JaxLive.com Tab Benoit: Oct. 22, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, PVConcertHall.com MayDay: Oct. 22, Jack Rabbits, JaxLive.com Aries Spears: Oct. 22-24, The Comedy Zone, ComedyZone.com Buddy Guy: Oct. 23, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com Marcia Ball with Amy Speace: Oct. 23, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, PVConcertHall.com

Randy Weston’s African Rhythms: Oct. 10, Ritz Theatre and Museum, RitzJacksonville.com

Katt Williams: Oct. 24, Veterans Memorial Arena, JaxEvents.com

Festival of Praise: Oct. 11, Veterans Memorial Arena, JaxEvents.com

The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Oct. 24, Florida Theatre, FloridaTheatre.com

Jacksonville Giants Autograph Signing: Oct. 2, Jacksonville Landing, JacksonvilleLanding.com Marine Corps Half Marathon & Freedom 5K: Oct. 3, Metropolitan Park, JaxMarineCorpsHalfMarathon.com Jacksonville Armada vs. Indianapolis: Oct. 3, Community First Park, ArmadaFC.com NBA: Atlanta Hawks vs. New Orleans Pelicans: Oct. 9, Veterans Memorial Arena, JaxEvents.com

Jacksonville Armada vs. Edmonton: Oct. 17, Community First Park, ArmadaFC.com Florida State Surfing Championships: Oct. 17-18, Jax Beach Pier, JacksonvilleBeach.org Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Houston: Oct. 18, EverBank Field, Jaguars.com Jacksonville Armada vs. Ontario: Oct. 21, Community First Park, ArmadaFC.com Chomp and Stomp: Oct. 24, Orange Park, 1stPlaceSports.com Making Strides against Breast Cancer: Oct. 24, Jacksonville Landing, JacksonvilleLanding.com Fright for Sight 5K: Oct. 24, Beaches Town Center, VisionIsPriceless.org Halloween Howler 5K: Oct. 24, Nimnicht Buick GMC – Avenues, UltimateRacingInc.com

Out of the Darkness Walk: Oct. 10, Jacksonville Landing, JacksonvilleLanding.com

Evergreen Pumpkin Run: Oct. 25, Evergreen Cemetery, 1stPlaceSports.com

Financial Fitness 5K: Oct. 10, San Marco, 1stPlaceSports.com

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Buffalo: Oct. 25, EverBank Field, Jaguars.com

JU River House Run/Walk 5K: Oct. 10, JU Campus, 1stPlaceSports.com

House of Fame MMA Florida vs. Georgia: Oct. 29, Jacksonville Landing, JacksonvilleLanding.com

Monster Mash Dash 5K: Oct. 16, Jacksonville Fairgrounds, HDM. CommunityHospice.com Susan G. Komen 21st Race for the Cure: Oct. 17, Metropolitan Park, NorthFlorida.Info-Komen.org

Historic Penney Farms 5K: Oct. 31, Penney Farms, 1stPlaceSports.com Florida vs. Georgia Football Game: Oct. 31, EverBank Field, JaxEvents.com

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In the Zone By Elizabeth Hecht

Complimentary Laughs Provided by The Comedy Zone “Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang!...You got to coordinate!” – John Witherspoon John Witherspoon is popularly known for playing the temperamental dogcatcher ‘Mr. Jones’ in the blockbuster movies “Friday,” “Next Friday” and “Friday After Next.” He also portrayed the character ‘Pops’ on “The Wayans Brothers” and ‘Spoon’ on “The Tracy Morgan Show.” See America’s funniest dad at the Comedy Zone October 1-3.

“We’re not allowed to have dogs in my building. We’re allowed to have cats. My friend’s like, ‘Why don’t you get a cat?’ and I’m like, ‘Why don’t I just start kissing dudes, too, alright?” – John Caparulo John Caparulo is best known as the under-dressed everyman on E!’s “Chelsea Lately.” He also hosted the CMT series “Mobile Home Disaster” and his own podcast “The Mad Cap Hour.” He currently can be heard on SiriusXM’s “Domestic Disputes” and will be at the Comedy Zone October 8-10. More details are online at ComedyZone.com or Facebook.com/ComedyZoneJax.

The Jacksonville Landing Fall into October with FREE events at The Jacksonville Landing! Enjoy a variety of restaurants and unique shops, plus live music. October is known for fall festivals and cool weather, enjoy it along the St. Johns River. Oct. 3 - Food Truck Championship 4 – 9 p.m. Watch Jax Truckies food trucks face off in an unforgettable championship. Oct. 7 - Octoberfest Art Walk 5 – 10 p.m. Enjoy live music, pumpkin painting, hay rolling, delicious German-themed food and more. Oct. 9 - First Coast Celebrates First Responders 4 – 9 p.m. Celebrate the First Coast’s first responders with live music, 5K run, and more. Oct. 11 - 7th Annual Yappy Hour Howl-o-Ween Bash 2 – 5 p.m. Enjoy trick-or-treating, doggy costume contest, pet expo, and drink specials. Oct. 24 - Eco Latino 8th Annual Hispanic Art Walk 4 p.m. – Midnight Enjoy a free art walkway and appreciate our city’s creative talent. Oct. 24 - Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Awareness Walk 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. The fight to end breast cancer starts with a single step. Take that step with the American Cancer Society. Oct. 29 - House of Fame MMA Florida vs. Georgia 7 p.m. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to kick off your FL/GA weekend by watching two dozen professional MMA fighters square off inside a steel cage. Oct. 30 – 31 - Georgia vs. Florida 2015 Weekend Celebration Enjoy live music, food, and more! Visit JacksonvilleLanding.com for the complete schedule. JacksonvilleLanding.com for the complete schedule.

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COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY SPONSOR

HandsOn Jacksonville To get involved in our community visit HandsOnJax.org

Making a Difference: nonprofit leaders in our community

This is an important moment in the history of not only our organization, but our city as well. To see our current and former board members, staff, Bigs and Littles in one place to celebrate the positive impact Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida is having on our youth is quite a moving experience.”

WARREN GRYMES

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida | bbbsnefl.org

Warren Grymes has been the CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida (BBBSNEFL) since 2004. Thanks to his dedication, the agency has expanded into Baker, Clay, Flagler, Nassau and Putnam counties, and has experienced growth in both matches and revenues. In 2011, BBBSNEFL joined the Large Agency Alliance, which is comprised of the nation’s top 35 largest agencies in the Federation of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA).

First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross

THE MOST INTERESTING PERSON I’VE INTERVIEWED THIS MONTH Circuit Judge Suzanne Bass sees troubled kids in her courtroom every day. So recently, she decided to do more than adjudicate difficult cases. Bass created a resource fair aimed at coordinating ways to keep youngsters out of trouble.

“If we can steer them in the right direction, that’s the direction we need to go.”

The Juvenile Justice and Youth Services Fair brought dozens of organizations to the Duval County Courthouse to discuss how to better work together to make sure kids don’t fall into the maw of the criminal justice system. They ranged from the 100 Black Men of Jacksonville to Communities in Schools, the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center, Teen Court, ICARE, and the Youth Crisis Center, among others.

Crime rates are down nationally, but Jacksonville has long been known as (off and on) the state’s murder capital, and juvenile justice procedure is a topic of increasing scrutiny. Bass says she wants to make sure everyone is on the same page to help children. “These are children we are talking about, and if we can steer them in the right direction, that’s the direction we need to go,” Bass said. Keep listening for the most compelling newsmakers of the First Coast, every weekday morning at 9 a.m. on 89.9FM on First Coast Connect! 14

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Community Focus A closer look at our local nonprofit community

Hunger Fight HungerFight.org

For two years, Hunger Fight’s mission has been to champion the cause of eradicating hunger and food insecurity in Northeast Florida. They have supplied local food pantries with over 1,051,060 meals for children and families in need, and will pack 1 million meals for their annual Thanksgiving Community Outreach Event.

Aging True Community Senior Services AgingTrue.org

Aging True is a non-profit enabling home-based senior independence in Northeast Florida. They have served hundreds of thousands of seniors and their families for five decades. Their health, nutritional and financial care programs are designed specifically to serve and educate the frail elderly and disabled.

Are you a veteran looking for help accessing the guaranteed benefits you are entitled?

The National Association of Veterans and Families provides one-on-one assistance to veterans and their families. We can help you out!

Contact us Toll Free at 800-352-2919 www.NAVF.org

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F FEATURE

WHO SAVED WHOM?

Mega Adoption Event Helps Empty Shelters DATE: October 9-11, 2015 TIME: Adoption hours are 10 am – 6 pm every day LOCATION: Jacksonville Fairgrounds It was a rough couple of months for Scotty and Paula Thornton, who had just lost their beloved Scruffy, a silky terrier rescued from the streets in 2002. Through grieving, remembrance, and an attempt to fill the void in their lives, Scotty and Paula came to the MEGA Pet Adoption in Mid-July this year, not expecting to find anything.

We must have walked every aisle looking and discussing different dogs. And then there was Oliver - a 10 year old Beagle. Knowing what we just went through with Scruffy, we were unsure, but my heart kept being drawn back to him. When I finally asked to see him, we sat on the floor with him and I was brought to tears. We made a connection instantly! The staff at the event made the adoption process so easy for us and even shared a few hugs when they knew how emotional I was about moving on and starting over.”- Paula Now in his forever home, Oliver loves to play, cuddle, and travel. You can even follow his adventures on social media through hashtag #OliverThorntonTravels. It takes a special kind of person to adopt a rescue pet – like Scotty and Paula, adopting a senior dog who gave their lives new vigor and meaning. Your special friend could be waiting for you too – MEGA Adoption events have close to 1,000 adoptable pets from shelters across Jacksonville. You can definitely save an animal’s life, but you may find that the pet you adopt can save you as well, as in the case with Paula, Scotty, and Oliver. MEGA Adoption events are a “one-stop shop” for adopting a pet, but they also serve another purpose. For years, First Coast No More Homeless Pets (FCNMHP) and its partners in animal welfare have been working to make Jacksonville and the rest of Northeast Florida no kill. All pets at the MEGA Adoption event will be spayed or neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and come with a city license (if applicable). The Mega Adoption events are sponsored in-part by the Petco Foundation and Doc Tony. About First Coast No More Homeless Pets (FCNMHP) The mission of First Coast No More Homeless Pets is to end the needless killing of cats and dogs in shelters. Several programs offering free or low-cost spay/neuter surgeries are available to First Coast residents. Since 2002, more than 140,000 dogs and cats have been sterilized and benefited from our programs. The euthanasia rate in Jacksonville has been reduced by 95%. FCNMHP mentors organizations across the country to help them start similar programs, saving animals nationwide. FCNMHP hosts Mega Adoption Events, provides funds for medically injured animals, provides outreach programs, and runs the Jacksonville Pet Food Bank.

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ENJOY A BIT OF GERMANY JAXTOBERFEST STYLE! Last year, close to 50,000 attended this celebration in Downtown Jacksonville. This year we are moving to The St. John’s Town Center. ESSEN, BIER UND SPIELE IM FREIEN = FOOD, BEER AND OUTDOOR GAMES Authentic, mouthwatering German traditional favorites such as bratwurst and pretzels, as well as some of Jacksonville’s finest food trucks will be on site, offering a wide variety of tasty items throughout the day. For the kiddos, or the kid in you, we will also have a large variety of festival staples available. Of course, the feast wouldn’t be complete without an ice-cold gulp of German beer. Multiple taps of tasty beers from several different breweries, including German-style brews and specifically selected local and national choices, will be featured. The festival will also include liquor, wine, water and soda. Stein Holding Contest? Check. Brat Eating Contest? Check. Weiner Dog Races? Check. Pumpkin Bowling? Check. Large Inflatables? Check. Those are just a few of the Jaxtoberfest Outdoor Games for children AND adults. PARKING: The St. Johns Town Center is offering $3 valet with your Jaxtoberfest ticket!

THE FOLLOWING IS A SAMPLING OF THE TASTY BREWS THAT WILL BE AVAILABLE: Samuel Adams Lager

KEG TAPPING CEREMONIES: Jaxtoberfest will honor a Bavarian Tradition of “tapping the keg” to mark the opening of the festival. Join local celebrities at the main stage for the official kickoff to the daily celebrations.

Samuel Adams Oktoberfest Samuel Adams Angry Orchard Travelers Jack o Traveler Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

FOOD AND BREW : A variety of vendors will offer authentic mouthwatering German foods for everyone to enjoy, as well as other favorites. We will also have some of Jacksonville’s best food on site to offer you a wide variety of tasty items throughout the day. Did someone ask about beer? Of course, the feast would not be complete without an ice-cold gulp of German beer! We will feature multiple taps of tasty beers from several different breweries, including not only German-style brews, but also specifically selected choices from local and national favorites. The festival will also include wine, liquor, water and soda from multiple beverage stations throughout the festival.

KINDERFEST: KinderFest is a family-friendly area that will welcome fans of all ages. For the young (and young at heart) this area will be filled with games, face and pumpkin painting, fun inflatables, and more family friendly fun activities and games. Kids 12 and under get in for FREE! So bring the little ones and enjoy the festival.

Sierra Nevada Kellerweiss Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Blue Moon Belgium Wit Leinenkugel Harvest Patch Shandy Leinenkegel Oktoberfest Warsteiner Oktoberfest Konig Ludwig New Belgium Pumpkick New Belgium Fat Tire HackerPschorr Oktoberfest Hacker Weiss Hacker Dark Weiss Paulaner Hefe Weizen

LIVE MUSIC: Live music is also on tap at Jaxtoberfest! A mix of German acts and traditional acts will be performing both days of the festival. GAMES OF JAXTOBERFEST: Jaxtoberfest will feature a variety of exciting games and competitions for the whole family. There are individual games along with team competitions of various sizes. Registration is on-site the day of the event or activity. • Corn Hole • Over-sized “Beer” Pong • Human Foosball • Over-sized Jenga • Inflatables •Over-sized Connect Four october 2015 • iwantaBUZZ.com

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THE ARTS Elaine Bedell

Elaine Bedell is a native of Jacksonville and began drawing in very early childhood. As a matter of fact, she can’t remember a time when she didn’t draw. She began private lessons at nine years of age and then studied art at Jacksonville University, and Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota. Bedell is a member of the Jacksonville Coalition for the Visual Arts, and is a founding member of The Art Center. She has shown her work at many local shows. She is a realist, and her favorite mediums are acrylic and watercolor. Bedell especially loves landscapes.

Boz Scaggs

Boz Scaggs, the Grammy Award-winning vocalist, platinumselling legend, guitarist and songwriter will be live in concert Nov. 4 at the Thrasher-Horne Center. The music legend and his band will perform a full evening of Scaggs’ hits ranging from “Lowdown” and “Lido Shuffle,” to cuts from his new album, “A Fool to Care.” In 1976, Scaggs achieved multi-platinum success with “Silk Degrees.” His popularity continues into the current decades with late-period high point albums like “Some Change” and “Dig.” His latest album, “A Fool to Care” was released in March and reached No. 1 on the Billboard blues album chart.

Getting -2- Know THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION FOR NORTHEAST FLORIDA ART VENTURES What makes a really great community one that we are proud to call home? Many things, of course, but a vibrant cultural scene is often listed prominently by respondents. It’s on our list, too, and 25 years ago, we set out to ensure support for a well-rounded arts community for years to come. In 1989, we accepted a challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to start a fund at The Community Foundation to support individual artists and small, emerging arts organizations. The NEA committed $50,000 a year for four years, and the Foundation was required to raise at least $100,000 per year over the same period. It was an ambitious task, but thanks to many generous donors, the challenge was met and Art Ventures was born. The result? The Art Ventures initiative has invested more than $1 million in the work of more than 150 individual artists and more than 90 small arts organizations. Along the way, the Art Ventures endowment has grown to $1.9 million to ensure that the funding continues in perpetuity. Some of our area’s most celebrated artists and performers—visual artist Jim Draper, nationally syndicated radio producer Al Letson, playwright Ian Mairs, musician Longineu Parsons, III, just to name a few—received early support through Art Ventures as they sought a ‘next-level’ project for their careers. There are also less acclaimed Art Ventures recipients whose grants helped them improve and share their art to the benefit of their community. Because we also use Art Venture grants to help small, emerging arts nonprofits, who often toil in the shadow of more established arts organizations, there are scores of niche arts organizations that are flourishing in our community today. In 25 years, Art Ventures has been a winning investment for The Community Foundation, with dividends that are realized every year in galleries, studios, stages and theaters across Northeast Florida. We believe our community benefits exponentially from a more vibrant, creative and robust arts community, and we are grateful for those visionary donors, past and present, who help make it happen. 18

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Arts in October PLAYS, EXHIBITS & ARTISTS

SMOKE AND MIRRORS: SCULPTURE AND THE IMAGINARY

Sept. 19 - Jan. 24

MOCA Jacksonville • MOCAJacksonville.org

Blurring the line between reality and fiction, the six national and international sculptors—Chul Hyun Ahn, James Clar, Patrick Jacobs, Ken Matsubara, Daniel Rozin, and Kathleen Vance—employ a variety of indiscernible techniques and mystifying illusionistic effects to accomplish levels of deception in complex and striking sculptures.

RING OF FIRE

Oct. 1 – 18

Limelight Theatre • Limelight-Theatre.org

Located in St. Augustine, the Limelight Theatre presents a stunning musical revue of Johnny Cash hits on their main stage. Directed by Beth Lambert with musical direction by Shelli Long, this production features 38 musical numbers as a mosaic of the American experience!

NATURE UNLEASHED: INSIDE NATURAL DISASTERS

Oct. 3 – Jan. 10

Museum of History & Science • TheMOSH.org

As the end of hurricane season approaches in Florida, visit the MOSH fall exhibit focused on four types of disasters – earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, and tornadoes. Come explore natural disasters through stunning displays, state-of-the-art animations, poignant, large-scale images, and cultural artifacts that reveal the dynamic relationship we have with the Earth.

ANYTHING GOES

Oct. 21 – Nov. 22

Alhambra Dinner Theatre • AlhambraJax.com

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KIDS PICKS Oct. 9-10 KINDERFEST

St. Johns Town Center JaxtoberFest.com/Kinderfest

Enjoy Kinderfest at the annual JaxtoberFest! The family-friendly Kinderfest area will be filled with games, face and pumpkin painting, fun inflatables, and endless activities and games! Children 12 and under get in for free. Anyone over the age of 12 will need a General Admission or VIP ticket to enter.

Oct. 16-18, 28-31 SPOOKTACULAR: BIPPITY BOPPITY ZOO

Oct. 17-18, 24-25 MANDARIN ROAD FALL FARM FESTIVAL

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens JacksonvilleZoo.org

14159 Mandarin Rd. MandarinRoadFestival.com

Get into the Halloween spirit at The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens with Jacksonville’s most magical celebration. Spooktacular is a safe and exciting Halloween adventure for kids of all ages. Don’t miss Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin Patch, bounce houses and slides, special Spooktacular snacks and candy, and more!

Come to this family friendly event at a beautiful horse farm in Mandarin. Enjoy pony rides, hay rides, food trucks, fun games and more! This year’s beneficiary is Hope Therapy, a nonprofit dedicated to providing quality occupational therapy services to children and adults with special health care needs using horses.

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Oct. 22

THE BIG FRIENDLY GIANT

Thrasher-Horne Center THCenter.org

Based on the beloved children’s book by Roald Dahl, a young orphan “human bean” and a largerthan-life gentle giant embark on a quest to save England from the “gizzard-gulping” giants who don’t have the BFG’s tender heart. Large on laughs, this cheeky story shows that heroes come in all sizes.


What’s Happening at MOSH

Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters on display at MOSH As the end of hurricane season approaches, MOSH will host its fall exhibit, Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters, a traveling exhibit from The Field Museum in Chicago. Come explore natural disasters through stunning displays; state-of-the-art animations; poignant, large-scale images; and cultural artifacts that reveal the dynamic relationship we have with the Earth. The exhibit focuses on four types of disasters: earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, and tornadoes, and how these phenomena are the spectacular results of the forces that drive our ever-changing planet. Guests will witness what it’s like to stand inside a roaring tornado or build and erupt a virtual volcano. The exhibit also includes historical artifacts and stories of communities affected by natural disasters and shows how people adapt to living at risk. The Grand Opening of Nature Unleashed will take place Saturday, October 3, with special programming, including Wild Weather Science Shows, throughout the day. The Red Cross will also be on site with hurricane preparedness materials. MOSH will host events throughout the duration of the exhibit, including the showing of “Dynamic Earth” in the BryanGooding Planetarium and a Wild Weather Fun Day Camp tailored around the exhibit on October 30. Nature Unleashed will be on display at MOSH until January 10, 2016.

Carving Out Some Good Times with WJCT! By Robin Warren, WJCT Education Outreach Coordinator

It’s that time of year where the weather is cooler and leaves rustle in the wind. From the candy to the costumes, Halloween is a fun-filled time for kids and parents alike. But it can pose dangers, so WJCT has these safety tips for a trick-free treat: Adorning Your Little Goblins • Choose a light-colored costume easily seen at night. • Avoid oversized and high-heeled shoes so kids don’t trip. Trouble-Free Trick-or-Treating • Give kids flashlights with new batteries.

• Make sure trick-or-treaters will be safe when visiting your home. Gobbling Down Ghoulish Goodies • Offer a filling meal before your kids go trick-or-treating. • Consider purchasing Halloween treats other than candy.

Happy Harvest! For the families who don’t celebrate Halloween with costumes and trick-or treating, WJCT has you covered. For air dates and times visit WJCT.org/TV-Schedule. There will be an array of exciting Halloween programming, including a one-hour special, “Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest.” PBS KIDS has a new “Odd-tober” one-hour special “Odd Squad: Against the Odds.”

Curious George’s Spook-tacular adventures begin on WJCT-TV Oct. 27 at 8 a.m. (WJCT–TV 7.1 (Comcast 8 & 440)). Credit: Courtesy of CG: ® & © 2013 Universal Studios and/or HMH. All Rights Reserved.

However your family chooses to celebrate, WJCT wishes you a Happy Halloween!

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CUISINE

The FacTS

What: Two Dudes When: Saturday Evening Where: 22 Seminole Rd, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233 Price: $10 - $29

Two Thumbs Up

How Good Food Should Taste

Two Dudes Restaurant

Article by Monica Stouder & Photos by Monica Lea Imagery: MonicaLea.com

There is a casual, little restaurant right outside of the swell of Atlantic Beach. This tide-inspired spot is definitely serving up some incredible eats that will leave you and your appetite stoked. Nope, no wipe-outs here! Two Dudes Restaurant is serving up some great seafood to hungry patrons desiring dinner in a whimsical, casual atmosphere. Service was immediate and friendly. My dinner compadre and I enjoyed the immediate energy from the thematic surf décor, music, and vibrant dinner crowd. While standards such as calamari, spicy shrimp and loaded fries were on the menu, we chose the unique (and absolutely delicious) Crab-Mango__Quesadilla to be the start of a forking fabulous foodie finale.

Menu SaMple Appetizer 1: Crab-Mango Quesadilla crispy grilled quesadilla filled with lump crab meat, pepper jack cheese, diced mango and cilantro. Served with a sweet and spicy mango salsa only $9.50.

“I love the incredible amount of fish options here!”

Stuffed with crab, this fried tortilla treat’s accompaniment was a sweet and spicy mango salsa. It was a fire-roasted phenomenon of flavor! We then tried the fried oyster tacos, and the lightly deep-fried delights did not disappoint. Note, the wasabi cream sauce is absolutely dreamy here and is drizzled over the exterior of your oysters. The menu has a large section of fabulous fishy finds, but we opted to order one of the Fresh Catch fish platters. The Goofy Foot afforded our forks the opportunity to pike into a combo of two fresh catch items and two specialty sides. The crab cakes here are different and decadent. Thin and full of crab, these are a definite must to treat your taste buds!

The Strawberry Longboard dessert was obscene in the best possible way! Battered and deep-fried shortcakes are lined up and drizzled with strawberry and white chocolate sauce, dollops of whipped cream and fresh strawberries. Just fall off your chair delicious! Overall the menu is good, service is incredible and the chef here is creative. Customers will definitely hang more than a 10 here, but riding the good food wave at Two Dudes is definitely worth a small fish bite to the wallet! BUZZworthy Note: A couple of things to note here: TD has a huge chalkboard with both daily specials and the fresh catches for the day. Do not ignore this signage prior to ordering or you may miss out on some sweet eats!

Appetizer 2: Oyster Tacos deep fried, tender oysters sitting on a bed of cabbage drizzled with wasabi cream for $11.

Entrée: The Goofy Foot fresh catch seafood platter with two fish options and two sides for $23.

Dessert: Strawberry Longboard deep-fried shortbread cake topped with fresh strawberries, whipped cream, and both strawberry and white chocolate sauces, easily serves two people for only $7.

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GRAB A BITE Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers FreddysUSA.com

Come to Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers, a new spot that’s more than your traditional American hamburger restaurant. They’re known for their retro style, tasty steakburgers and unique custards. Fionn MacCool’s

FionnMacs.com

There is nothing quite like a genuine Irish pub experience! Fionn MacCool’s creates that experience with a warm welcome, friendly staff, great food, and of course the perfect pint of Guinness.

PERSONAL CHEF VERNETTA BORDEN A Cook For You Services acook4you.com

Interview by Monica Stouder

Personal chef Vernetta Borden, owner of A Cook for You Services, is cooking up a storm with her sumptuously spoonable menu items! We were able to catch up with this amazing culinarian to get the dish about her early beginnings and fun kitchen facts. BUZZ: When did you find an interest in cooking?

Green Erth Bistro TheCity.Guide

Are you looking for a casual spot with a variety of vegan options? Head to Green Erth Bistro for a health-focused café that serves delicious Middle Eastern eats. Hoby’s Honey & General Store Facebook.com/ProducingEdibles

Hoby’s is your local culinary general store. The focus is on Americana foods and handmade products. Raw honey and honeycomb, jams and jellies, local soaps and candles, and Hyppo popsicles are available. Open every day 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

VB: I have always loved to cook.

My mother worked as a cook for 43 years so I learned how to cook at a very young age. BUZZ: How did you receive your training to become a chef?

VB: I went to FCCJ and earned two degrees, one in Culinary Management and one in Restaurant Management. I also developed my skills working for a five diamond resort. BUZZ: What is your most memorable kitchen experience?

VB: Although it didn’t take place in a traditional kitchen, I would say working the 2009 Super Bowl in Tampa, Florida. I worked an action station sautéing shrimp for a Pittsburgh Steelers fan party. I worked 12 hours and fed over 5000 people, but it was awesome!

Favorite kitchen tool: My favorite tool is my long handle tongs followed closely by my fish spatula. BUZZ: What are your favorite ingredients to use?

VB: My favorite ingredients are butter, garlic, herbs, assorted peppers, cumin.

Favorite celebrity chef(s): Gary Danko, Ina Graten, Marcus Samuelson, Jeff Henderson, Tiffany Derry, the Valtaggio Brothers, John Besh, and Thomas Keller. Hobbies outside of the kitchen: I enjoy doing nonprofit work. I help different non-profits providing meal services, food safety and sanitation training. I enjoy providing great food for people going through tough times. I also enjoy spending time with my family!

RECIPE BOX

Stewed Curry Chicken

INGREDIENTS Boneless skinless chicken breast 2 whole carrots rough chopped 1 apple rough chopped 1 cup of cherry tomatoes 4 tablespoons of butter 2 teaspoons of brown sugar 2 tablespoons of curry seasoning 1 teaspoon of cumin 4 cloves of garlic 2 sprigs of thyme 1 shallot rough chopped Salt and pepper to taste

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DIRECTIONS Season the chicken with the curry, cumin, brown sugar, and salt & pepper. Heat skillet on medium just until the skillet starts to smoke, add the butter. Sautee the garlic and the shallot. Let the chicken breast brown about two minutes on each side. Add the carrots, apple, cherry tomatoes, and thyme. Cover and simmer on low heat for 30 minutes.


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MIAMI BREWING SHARK BAIT MANGO WHEAT ALE GLAZED MANGO MEATBALLS

By Henriettibles.com

With the “holidaze” right around the corner, I thought I’d create an appetizer for all of those upcoming parties. Meatballs are always great, but mango meatballs? I had never heard of them, but after tasting MIAMI BREWING SHARK BAIT MANGO WHEAT ALE, I had to make them. This beer has real mango juice in it! It’s got a slight sweetness with a hint of banana, and is quite refreshing. The sweetness of the mango begs for a little heat, so heat is what you get. The glaze has habaneros and Chinese 5 spice (you can buy it or find the recipe at Henriettibles.com).

MIAMI BREWING SHARK BAIT MANGO WHEAT ALE GLAZE

MIAMI BREWING SHARK BAIT MANGO WHEAT ALE MEATBALLS

1 ¼ cup Miami Brewing Shark Bait Mango Wheat Ale 1 cup ketchup 1 cup chopped mango 2 seeded and finely chopped habaneros ½ cup dark brown sugar ¼ cup apple cider vinegar 1 Tbs lime juice (the juice of about half a lime) 2 Tbs Worcestershire sauce 2 cloves garlic, grated (minced will work, too) ½ tsp sea or kosher salt ½ tsp Chinese 5 Spice (recipe at Henriettibles.com) ¼ tsp ground ginger 1/8 tsp ground cloves

2 lbs lean ground chuck ¼ cup Miami Brewing Shark Bait Mango Wheat Ale ¼ cup minced mango 1 cup plain panko bread crumbs 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 Tbs chopped fresh cilantro 2 tsp salt ½ tsp ground ginger ¼ tsp ground cayenne pepper

Combine all ingredients in heavy saucepan. Simmer over low to medium low heat until sauce thickens a bit (about an hour). Make meatballs while this reduces.

Place a cooling rack in oblong pan (whatever size will fit your rack). Spray pan and rack with cooking spray, or mist with grapeseed oil. Combine all ingredients in large bowl with hands. Shape into golf ball size meatballs. Place meatballs on rack – it’s fine if they are touching each other. Bake at 450 for 20 minutes. Remove and combine with glaze. Serve in chafing dish or fondue pot to keep warm. Enjoy!

I also tried the glaze over chicken. It was almost as amazing, but trust me – this recipe will be in your party planning repertoire forever.

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MUSIC JASON ALDEAN

LITTLE BIG TOWN STORY BEHIND THE MUSIC: The contemporary country vocal quartet and 2015 ACM Awards Vocal Group of the Year, Little Big Town, features Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet, Jimi Westbrook and Kimberly Schlapman. The quartet began with Kimberly and Karen, two Georgia natives who began singing together in college. Arkansas-born Jimi Westbrook joined them to make a trio, and the group was completed by Arkansan Phil Sweet in 1998. From the outset, Little Big Town devoted their sound to harmony and multiple lead vocals, a hard sell combination. The band’s selftitled debut album was released in 2002, but they didn’t become a superstar act until 2005, when “The Road to Here” yielded four Top 20 singles, and earned the group its first platinum record. Little Big Town’s prescription for continued success and creative drive is in their fifth and sixth albums, “Tornado” and “Pain Killer.” In addition to chart topping songs, Little Big Town has earned two No. 1 radio hits, a Grammy, two Academy of Country Music awards, three Country Music Association awards, and an Emmy. As a result, Little Big Town has covered all new territory with multi-layered effects and mixed influences.

STORY BEHIND THE MUSIC: Jason Aldean will be at the Veterans Memorial

Arena on Oct. 22 for his Burn it Down Tour with special guests, Cole Swindell, Tyler Farr, and Dee Jay Silver. The reigning three-time ACM Male Vocalist of the Year and Entertainer of the Year nominee recently released his sixth studio album, “Old Boots, New Dirt,” which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s all-genre Top 200 chart. The new album’s smoking lead single, “Burnin’ It Down” topped both country radio charts and earned platinum certification only nine weeks after release, making it the fastest selling single of 2014. Aldean’s newest single, “Gonna Know We Were Here,” is now available at Country Radio. To date, Aldean has sold more than ten million albums, each of which has been certified at least platinum, and has taken 14 trips to No. 1 at country radio. Last year, Aldean was recognized by the RIAA as the top male digital country artist in history with sales totaling more than 21.5 million downloads. Additionally, his headlining Burn it Down Tour has been extended into 2015, having already played five stadium dates in addition to sold out shows in the country’s biggest amphitheaters and arenas.

CATCH THEM LIVE: Oct. 17 at the St. Augustine Amphitheater

CATCH HIM LIVE: Oct. 22 at Veterans Memorial Arena

WEBSITE: LittleBigTown.com

WEBSITE: JasonAldean.com

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Music Locale

FEATURED ARTISTS & MUSIC

DR. JOHN AND THE NITE TRIPPERS

Oct. 4 Ponte Vedra Concert Hall • PVConcertHall.com

Dr. John is a six-time Grammy Awardwinning musician and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee. His colorful musical career began in the 1950s when he wrote and played guitar on some of the greatest records. In the 1960s, he launched his solo career and developed the charismatic persona of Dr. John and the Nite Tripper. This legendary New Orleans blues and funk icon has countless chart-topping hits.

ANI DIFRANCO

Oct. 10 Ritz Theatre and Museum • RitzJacksonville.com

As an alternative folk singer-songwriter, activist, and independent entrepreneur, Ani DiFranco has been setting her own pace for more than 20 years. But while she has been known as the “Little Folksinger,” her music has grown far beyond her acoustic solo roots in cozy venues to embrace jazz, soul, electronica and even more distant sounds, all of which are featured on her new Righteous Babe release, “Allergic To Water.”

After contributing six decades of musical direction and genius, Randy Weston remains one of the world’s foremost pianists and composers today. He is a true innovator and visionary, making connections between African and American music. According to Langston Hughes, “When Randy Weston plays, a combination of strength and gentleness virility and velvet emerges from the keys in an ebb and flow of sound seemingly as natural as the waves of the sea.”

BUDDY GUY

Oct. 23 Florida Theatre • FloridaTheatre.com

Buddy Guy is one of the most celebrated blues guitarists of his generation. This Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee has received 6 Grammy Awards, a 2015 Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award, 34 Blues Music Awards – the most any artists has received, a Presidential National Medal of Arts, a Kennedy Center Honor for Lifetime contribution to American culture, and countless other awards. He is best known for the songs, “Mustang Sally” and “Midnight Train.” 32

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AROUND TOWN

Catchin a BUZZ MIXOLOGY

Green Smoothie

ALEX AND JAQUELINE VENTURA

TROPICAL FRUITLAND Interview by Monica Stouder

What inspired the bar’s name?

Tell us about your best-selling drink.

My country, El Salvador, had much to do with the name, but also our fresh fruit and vegetables used in our house-made fruit drinks.

Our Tropical Smoothies and Green Smoothies are very popular!

What is unique about your fruit bar area? All of our concoctions are made with 100% natural fruit sourced from regional farms. Our selection is unique and delicious! We also have coconuts that are kept ice cold, and when ordered, opened for a cool refresher.

Do you all have music or any kind of events? We play Spanish music to bring a good, festive energy! What compliments do you hear most often? Waiting for something fresh and healthy is worth it, and also that our menu is unique and fun.

When is Happy Hour?

What does your staff enjoy about working here?

Tuesday from 3-6 p.m. Purchase a smoothie and the second is 50 percent off.

We are young owner/operators, so we hired a young staff that could grow with us, giving us a strong bond. We all feel like family here.

Ingredients Green apple Avocado Cucumber

Kale

Parsley Lemon Coconut Milk Yogurt

Tropical Fruitland

11362 San Jose Blvd., #15 Jacksonville, FL 32223 (904) 586-2425 TropicalFruitland.net

YOUR LEGAL CORNER

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Lights, Camera, Jacksonville!

822 A1A N #310, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 (904) 285-4529 (4LAW) www.malcolmanthony.com

By Jax Film Office

BLUE BRIDGE PRODUCTIONS SCORES BIG IN THE CONTENT GAME If filming with drones, creating the world’s largest green screen, and shooting in an empty Everbank Stadium were on a BINGO board, Blue Bridge production director Mike Woeppel would take the prize. Today’s production schedule is more than just checking off a BINGO slash bucket list of cool filming stuff, it’s all part of the Jacksonville studio’s style of creating high-quality content for local businesses. Blue Bridge Productions began in 2006 as the broadcast production studio for the advertising agency On Ideas. Noting the need to produce audio, video and photo content, Blue Bridge became their own entity in a new location this year. With state-of-the-art lighting and sound, their new space features a 12-foot soundstage, 270° green screen, recording booth, and video editing suites. Their one-stop shop headed by Woeppel, photographer Ivan Do, and business manager Meredith Babb has been cranking out unique branded content for local businesses.

Can I get a DUI in a golf cart, boat or bicycle?

YES, all of these are vehicles under the DUI statute. Even a horse on your own property constitutes a vehicle for DUI in the state of Florida.

What do I do if I get pulled over and my license has been suspended?

Make sure you tell the officer that you didn’t know it was suspended. Knowingly driving on a suspended license is a crime. Unknowingly driving on a suspended license is a civil traffic infraction.

What do I do if an officer pulls me over for a traffic violation and asks to search my vehicle?

Tell the officer NO. Without probable cause, the officer can only search your car if you consent to a search. The officer can only detain you as long as it takes to write the traffic citation and give it to you. 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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SPORTS & HEALTH

Oct. 24

SPORTS PICK S

FRIGHT FOR SIGHT 5K

Beaches Town Center VisionIsPriceless.org

Get your Halloween costumes ready for the Annual Fright for Sight costume 5K and 1 mile fun run, presented by Florida Eye Specialists. This exciting 5K and Fun Run will be fun for the whole family. Prizes will be given for the best individual and team Halloween costumes!

Oct. 9

NBA: ATLANTA HAWKS VS. NEW ORLEANS PELICANS

Veterans Memorial Arena JaxEvents.com

Continuing Jacksonville’s momentum as a destination for sports and entertainment, the Atlanta Hawks and the New Orleans Pelicans will take the court inside the Veterans Memorial Arena for a preseason game on Oct. 8. No matter who you’re rooting for, reserve your seat and enjoy the game!

Oct. 17

Oct. 31

SUSAN G. KOMEN 21ST NORTH FLORIDA RACE FOR THE CURE

FLORIDA VS. GEORGIA FOOTBALL GAME

EverBank Field JaxEvents.com

Metropolitan Park NorthFlorida.Info-Komen.org

Participate in the 21st Annual Race for a Cure to put an end to breast cancer forever. The money raised will fund treatment and education programs for women and men. Start recruiting your team now and help reach a goal that will make a real difference to people in our community.

GAME FACE

BRENT MARTINEAU

Local Athletes of Jacksonville TJ YELDON

Calling all college football fans! Join the City of Jacksonville for the celebration that attracts fans from far and near. Don’t miss one of the most coveted rivalry games in college football. Enjoy all of the weekend festivities including the Florida Georgia Hall of Fame Luncheon.

Sports Director at

Jacksonville Jaguars<Running Back

The Jacksonville Jaguars running back made his NFL debut in September and impressed with a few good runs. Yeldon is a former Alabama star running back. While he is soft spoken, his running style should have him playing on Sundays for a long time in a Jags uniform.

DERRICK HENRY

University of Alabama<Running Back

The Alabama star is a frontrunner for the Heisman Trophy just a couple of weeks into the college football season. Henry set a national rushing record at Yulee High School, but many wondered if he was too big to play running back in the professional arena. They are not wondering anymore.

JARRAD DAVIS

Florida Gators<Linebacker

The Florida Gators linebacker is off to a sensational start in the 2015 season. Davis is another local product who played high school football at Camden County. The junior is well respected in the locker room, enough to earn him captain status as a true freshman a couple of years ago.

THOMAS SIRK

Duke Blue Devils<Quarterback

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SUDOKU

OCTOBER HOROSCOPE

Written by Kyle, Astrologer Extraordinaire

Aries (March 21- April 19) Ha ha ha! Aren’t you funny this month? Actually, not really; more like annoying. Hopefully the jokes get better or you can find someone who will find them cute, because they currently aren’t. Here’s one: Knock, knock. Who’s there? Get lost. Taurus (April 20 – May 20) With the Sun in Virgo, the first half of the month is perfect for love, so take advantage. The back half of the month, well, let’s just say getting struck by lightning would be better than your love luck at the end of October. It’s that bad. Gemini (May 21 – June 21) It’s time you take your chances on one of those online “look-at-me” relationship websites. If you don’t have one and you’re feeling lonely, buy a clue and sign up for some inter-web love. They darn-near guarantee you will find someone faster than what you are currently pulling down. Cancer (June 22 – July 22) Love thy neighbor this month, Cancer. That doesn’t mean hit on the guy next door or ask out some girl down the street. I’m telling you to work on your friendships this month instead of relationships. It may sound boring, but you will need your friends when you get dumped. Leo (July 23 – August 22) Avoid going down the road of “what used to be.” Yes, your ex was fun, but crazy, bad with money, and had an issue with toilet seats. You can’t just remember the good things, otherwise you’d still be with your ex and unhappy, instead of lonely like you are. Time to move on. Virgo (August 23 – September 22) The best stories are the ones with surprise endings. Well this month, your novel is playing out the same way. Your month has been slow, so your surprise should be an awesome, crazy good time, right? This is no book; it’s real life. This month you’re still not going to find love. No surprises here.

Libra (September 23 – October 22) Around this time you will start to become fixed on your future in romance. Coupled Libras may be looking at marriage or children. Single Libras, you need to quit being indecisive and try narrowing down your search from everyone you talk to... to like one or two people. Scorpio (October 23 – November 21) I’m going to cut to the chase. You want to find someone? Clean your act up. Be social. Communicate. Be memorable and not clingy or creepy. Try less pathetic and more “I wish that person would come around more often.” Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21) Something is in your eighth house of intimacy. I wish it was some hot crush of yours, but currently it’s Mars. Doesn’t mean you can’t make it that crush; but while it’s Mars, odds are you’re in a great month to strike up conversation and see where it leads. Capricorn (December 22 – January 19) You are in the friend zone this month, Capricorn. The signs all point to emotional detachment. So instead of trying to light something that isn’t there, go hunker down with friends you have no romantic ties with; we’ll try again next month. Aquarius (January 20 – February 18) Life will reflect your favorite song this month. If it’s an “I’m feeling sorry for myself” ditty, then it’s a sad month. If it’s some new upbeat preteen song, then good things are rolling your way. Then again, if you can’t get that Maroon 5 song out of your head, it means you listen to bad music. Pisces (February 19 – March 20) Heed the brilliance of Mitch. “Why is a dog always in the push-up position?” Why are you always making things difficult for yourself? It’s called common sense because it’s obvious to everyone else. It’s time you figure it out.

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