August 07, 2012 - August 07, 2012
7 p.m.
Veterans Memorial Wall
1145 East Adams Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32206
The City of Jacksonville’s Military Affairs, Veterans and Disabled Services Division, along with military officials, veterans and family members, will honor Purple Heart recipients on Purple Heart Day.

July 25, 2012 - July 25, 2012
Registration 5 :30 p.m.
Event 6 p.m.
Main Library, Hicks Auditorium, Conference Center
303 Laura Street North
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
Aspiring poets share spoken word at family-friendly event

Young people age 12 and older and adult poets are invited to perform original or published poetry at the Jacksonville Public Library’s 9th Annual Teen and Adult Poetry Jam. This non-competitive open mic event is hosted by Lydia Stewart of the Ritz Theatre and Museum.

All ages are welcome to this free poetry lovers’ program featuring family-friendly material.

July 19, 2012 - July 19, 2012
3:30 p.m.
City Hall, 1st Floor
Lynwood Roberts Room
117 W. Duval St.
Jacksonville, FL 32202
The Duval Legislative Delegation will conduct a roundtable on tuberculosis Thursday, July 19, at 3:30 p.m. in the Lynwood Roberts Room.

July 16, 2012 - July 16, 2012
9:00 a.m.

City Hall

117 W. Duval St., 1st Floor

Council Chamber

Notice is hereby given that a Special Meeting of the Council will be held on Monday, July 16, 2012 at 9:00 a.m., in the Council Chambers, 1st Floor, City Hall, St. James Building, located at 117 West Duval Street, Jacksonville, Florida.  The Honorable Alvin Brown, Mayor – City of Jacksonville will present the 2012-2013 Annual Budget address to the Jacksonville City Council at this time. 


July 12, 2012 - July 14, 2012
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
225 East Coastline Drive
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
The 56th Sister Cities International Annual Conference connects local leaders and motivated citizens who want to have a positive impact in their community and around the globe. The Annual Conference will provide an educational and interactive environment for networking, sharing best practices, engaging elected officials, having robust roundtable discussions, and gaining knowledge about the latest trends in diplomacy. You will leave armed with the tools for connecting communities and empowering partnerships worldwide.

July 05, 2012 - July 05, 2012
Volunteer sign-in at the following locations:
  • Atlantic Boulevard at the ocean
  • Beach Boulevard at the ocean
  • 16TH Avenue South at the ocean
  • Seawalk Pavilion (Go to the end of Beach Blvd, turn left on 1st Street, the pavilion is on the right.)
The City of Jacksonville, Keep Jacksonville Beautiful and the Beaches Sea Turtle Patrol are coordinating the annual July 5 Beaches Cleanup following the Independence Day holiday.

July 04, 2012 - July 04, 2012
9:45 p.m.
Downtown Jacksonville Riverfront
River barges near The Jacksonville Landing and the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
The City of Jacksonville will celebrate Independence Day with fireworks over the St. Johns River on the downtown riverfront.

July 02, 2012 - July 02, 2012
3 p.m.
City Hall – City Council Chambers
117 W. Duval Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
The City of Jacksonville’s YouthBuild and Developing Adults With Necessary Skills (DAWN) Programs will host a ceremony to celebrate the graduation of six young women and thirteen young men who have completed State Department of Education requirements to earn their high school diploma. These students, while serving jail sentences, received concentrated GED instruction coupled with transitional counseling and vocational training. In addition, twelve YouthBuild participants have also earned National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) construction certificates.

June 23, 2012 - June 23, 2012
1 p.m.
Main Library
303 Laura St. N.
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
Multi-purpose Room, Conference Center Level
The Jacksonville Public Library will host the 7th Annual Teen Battle of the Bands this Saturday. The event begins at 1 p.m. at the Main Library. This free, one-of-a-kind local contest gives teens the opportunity to perform their original work in front of hundreds of spectators, fans, family and friends. Six local bands of all musical genres face off for a chance to win studio recording time and gift certificates. All ages are welcome to attend.

June 21, 2012 - June 21, 2012
10 a.m.
Adams-Jenkins Gymnasium at Edward Waters College
1658 Kings Road
Jacksonville, Florida 32209
Corner of Kings Rd. and Spires St.

On June 21, 2012, the Jacksonville Children’s Commission, its summer camp partners, and Jacksonville Education Commissioner Dr. Donnie Horner, will join communities across the country in the ninth annual celebration of Summer Learning Day. Summer Learning Day is a project driven by the National Summer Learning Association, which works to ensure that every child is safe, healthy, and engaged in learning during the summer. The event is designed to raise awareness about the importance of high-quality summer learning opportunities in the lives of young people, prevent learning loss over the summer and ultimately bring a close to the achievement gap.

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