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World of Nations Celebration

May 02, 2013 - May 05, 2013
Metropolitan Park
1410 Gator Bowl Boulevard
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
As you travel through the World of Nations Celebration, experience the cuisine, artistry and customs from lands near and far. Admission is $5 (One Day Ticket) or $8 (Two Day Ticket). Children ages 3 and under are free. Grab your passport and join us for a great trip!  Learn more.

Earth Day Festival and Ecology Fair

April 20, 2013 - April 20, 2013 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
*Special presentation scheduled for noon
Jacksonville Landing
2 Independent Drive
Jacksonville, Florida 32202

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
*Special presentation scheduled for noon
Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22. The City of Jacksonville’s Environmental Protection Board (EPB) will acknowledge and celebrate the day on Saturday, April 20 during the 23 Annual Earth Day Festival and Ecology Fair at The Jacksonville Landing.

Earth Day Downtown Cleanup

April 20, 2013 - April 20, 2013 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
The Jacksonville Landing
2 West Independent Drive
Jacksonville, Florida 32202 
*Volunteers are asked to gather at the front steps off Independent Drive promptly at 8 a.m. for sign-in.
8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
The city’s Keep Jacksonville Beautiful (KJB) Commission, along with Downtown Vision, Inc. and the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, are organizing the first Earth Day Downtown Cleanup. Residents and volunteers, along with support from local businesses, will pick up litter in the area bordered by Liberty, Water, Jefferson and Church streets. Gloves, bags and other cleanup supplies will be provided by KJB.

Free Career Counseling Sessions for Veterans

April 18, 2013 - April 18, 2013 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
City Hall - St. James, Suite 120
117 West Duval Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The City of Jacksonville’s Military Affairs, Veteran and Disabled Services (MAVDS) department will host free career and employment counseling seminars for veterans and active duty military within one year of transition, as part of the City’s commitment to assisting veterans in securing employment. The session will be provided by Incepture, Inc., a leading staffing and managed solutions company in Jacksonville and a member of the City of Jacksonville/Jacksonville Military Veterans Coalition (JMVC) “Jobs for Vets” initiative.

One Spark

April 17, 2013 - April 21, 2013
Downtown Jacksonville
One Spark is a five-day event from April 17 - 21, featuring artists, entrepreneurs, and innovators displaying projects in a 1.5 mile radius, multi-venue gallery in downtown Jacksonville, Florida. One Spark is a belief that game-changers emerge from dorm rooms, garages, and small studios. It’s the community behind great ideas. It’s your chance to submit and decide on the next big thing. It’s the opportunity to get involved, be inspired, connect and collaborate. Learn more at www.beonespark.com.

Foster Grandparent Appreciation Luncheon

April 12, 2013 - April 12, 2013 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Scottish Rite Masonic Center
965 Hubbard Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32206
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The City of Jacksonville Senior Services Division is hosting its annual Foster Grandparent appreciation luncheon to honor and recognize 79 seniors who have served as Foster Grandparents to children in the past year.

Ribbon Cutting: ACPS Outdoor Play Area

April 06, 2013 - April 06, 2013 11 a.m.
Animal Care and Protective Services
2020 Forest Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32204
11 a.m.

The City of Jacksonville’s Animal Care and Protective Services (ACPS) will host a ribbon cutting to celebrate and dedicate a new outdoor play area made possible by a $10,000 anonymous donation to Friends of Jacksonville Animals (FOJA). FOJA is a nonprofit that works directly with ACPS to benefit shelter animals. The group is gifting the outdoor play area, including the cost of construction, to ACPS.


Three-Day Pet Adoption Event

April 06, 2013 - April 06, 2013 Friday & Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Animal Care & Protective Services
2020 Forest Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32204
Friday & Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The City of Jacksonville’s Animal Care and Protective Services (ACPS), in conjunction with area pet partners First Coast No More Homeless Pets (FCNMHP), Jacksonville Humane Society (JHS) and Friends of Jacksonville Animals (FOJA), will host a three-day adoption at its facility just west of Riverside.

Household Hazardous Waste & E-Waste Mobile Collection

April 06, 2013 - April 06, 2013 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Mandarin Park
14780 Mandarin Road
Jacksonville, Florida 32233
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The City of Jacksonville Solid Waste Division is hosting its 4th household hazardous waste and electronic waste mobile collection event of the year this weekend.

11th Annual Fair Housing Awareness Symposium

April 06, 2013 - April 06, 2013 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Prime Osborn Convention Center
1000 Water Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32204
8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Event wraps up citywide activities celebrating National Community Development Week

The City of Jacksonville Human Rights Commission is hosting its annual Fair Housing Symposium this Saturday. This free event is one of eleven Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)-funded activities taking place in the city to celebrate National Community Development (NCD) Week. NCD Week is an annual campaign emphasizing the local and national success of the CDBG program.
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