Families

Adoption . . . A Perfect Fit Fashion Show, Nov 13th

In celebration of National Adoption Month, Family Support Services of North Florida (FSS) is shining the spotlight on adopting children from foster care by hosting a fashion show, Adoption . . . A Perfect Fit, on Saturday, Nov. 13 at 1 p.m. in the Avenues Mall, 10300 Southside Blvd. More than 20 local foster children available for adoption will model fall fashions on the lower level of the mall, in front of Sears.

MomsLikeMe.com Would Like to Brighten Your Holidays!

You could win tickets to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party from MomsLikeMe.com!

8th Annual Antique Car Show and Open House

Saturday, November 13, 2010, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Cecil Pines Adult Living Community,  at the Cecil Commerce Center, on the Westside.

Spend the day viewing beautiful cars from the past and visit one of our  spacious homes.  We will have hot dogs, drinks, popcorn, sno-kones, a fun  house for the kids, clowns, make-up, blue grass music entertainment, and  free shredding service from 11 - 1.  Come out and see why Cecil Pines is  Jacksonville's most unique active Adult Community.  Admission is free.  All  donations for food, raffle tickets for all kinds of prizes, activities  benefit the Alzheimer's Association.  We raise thousands of dollars every  year in this event for this association.   For more information, please call  Christina at 771-8839.

State Parks Waive Entrance Fees for Veterans Day

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service will offer free day-use entrance to Florida State Parks on Thursday, November 11, 2010.

In honor of the services and sacrifices of United States veterans, their families and communities, day-use entrance to all of Florida State Parks will be waived to park visitors on Veterans Day. This offer does not include Skyway Fishing Pier State Park.

For more information on Florida’s state parks or Veterans Day event details visit www.floridastateparks.org or www.twitter.com/FLStateParks.   

674 Children in Need of Holiday Gifts

Episcopal Children’s Services is launching its annual Holiday Outreach program this week. With the help of the community, the program will provide 674 children and families in Clay, Baker, Bradford, Union, Nassau and Duval counties with Holiday gifts.

Food Stamps, Medicaid and Cash Assistance Closer to Home

You can now aply for:

Food Stamps, Medicaid and Cash Assistance

At New St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church

550 Franklin, Street Baldwin, Florida 32234

Monday November the 1st, Wednesday the 3rd, and Friday the 5th only.

From 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.

Living in Baldwin this will be such a convenience due to the fact that the closest place to apply for any of the above benefits is down town Jacksonville. Unless you have access to a computer, then you can go online to www.myflorida.com/myaccess.

Creating Visibility on Halloween is the Key to Child Safety

Creating Visibility on Halloween is the Key to Child Safety; Life+Gear Offers Tips to Increase Visibility

Dark streets, distracted motorists and lots of children walking around make Halloween one of the most dangerous pedestrian walking days of the year. Below are both facts and tips to help your viewers (and their children) have a safe Halloween.