Families

Apply Now for Youth Quail, Turkey Hunts at Babcock Ranch Preserve

Ten lucky youngsters will be chosen for each of the two quail hunts and each of the two spring turkey hunts on the 16,612-acre Babcock Ranch Preserve in Charlotte County.  All hunters will be chosen by random drawing.  All hunts are Saturday-Sunday and will be guided. 

To be eligible for these hunts, applicants must be at least 12 years old by the first day of the hunt and under 16 years of age on the last day of the hunt for which they apply. Also, all youths must have passed a state-certified hunter safety course. 

Enjoy Family Time While Swapping Valentines with Your Favorite Characters

Enjoy Family Time While Swapping Valentines with Your Favorite Characters

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your family’s favorite Sesame Street friends on Saturday, Feb. 12 at Busch Gardens’ Sesame Street Safari of Fun.

Jacksonville World Class Equestrian Competition

Jacksonville Winter Series Horse Shows feature competition January 12 to January 30, 2011, at the Clay County Agriculture Center.

Riders and horses of international acclaim will compete in equestrian events, including the sensational and thrilling Grand Prix, over three consecutive weeks. This will be the 17th year of the annual Winter Series, which has donated over $700,000 to local charities over the years, including the Clay County 4-H, Jacksonville Zoo, Donna Hicken Foundation and Hope Therapies. The Winter Series Horse Show has an annual economic impact of over $16 million to the surrounding community. The shows benefit both the local equine community and local charities. The top Grand Prix, with a $100,000 purse will be held the evening of January 15, 2011. In this event, the horse and rider navigate an extremely complex and challenging course of obstacles, of great height and width, against the clock. The horse and rider must jump, or clear the obstacles, with the fastest time winning.

J.P. Hall Children's Christams Party Bike Repair

J.P. Hall Children's Christams Party Bike Repair

Firefighters from Clay County Fire Rescue and Orange Park Fire Department will be spending  the next few weeks fixing bicycles for the Annual J. P. Hall Children’s Christmas Party which benefits underprivileged children of Clay County.

Firefighters collect unclaimed bicycles from area law enforcement agencies and donated bicycles from the public. These bicycles are repaired and given away at the Annual Christmas Party which will be held Dec. 18, 2010 at the Clay County Fairgrounds from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

10 Kids' Health Issues to Watch in 2011

 10 Kids' Health Issues to Watch in 2011

Obesity-Related Health Problems in Kids: Obese teens are 16 times more likely to become severely obese in adulthood compared with those who are normal weight or overweight. It’s vital that parents do all they can to help kids reach and maintain a healthy weight. It’s not just about their future – it’s about their right now.

Pajama Party with Santa at Orange Park Mall, Dec. 11

Kidgits members are invited to Orange Park Mall bright and early for a Pajama Party with Santa! Kids can stay cuddled up in their jammies while enjoying milk and cookies and writing letters they can hand deliver to Jolly Old St. Nick.

This event is free to Kidgits members. Kids can join the club and join the fun for a $5 annual membership fee. Visit www.simonkidgitsclub.com or Simon Guest Services at Orange Park Mall to become a member.

Concussions Study Council Kick-Off Meeting

ER Utilization and Admission Rates for Youth Sports-Related Concussions Study Council Kick-Off Meeting

  • Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 12:00 pm
  • Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida
  • Comfort Suites at the World Golf Village
  • 475 Commerce Lake Drive
  • St. Augustine Florida 32095

Dr. Dawn Emerick, Executive Director of the Health Planning Council of Northeast Florida, will facilitate a kick-off meeting for the Concussions Study Council which consists of over 20 medical professionals and sports personnel.