Events Calendar for April 15-21, 2021

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Gabriel House of Care drive-in concert at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

When: 6 p.m., Saturday, April 24

Gabriel House of Care is celebrating its 10th year with a drive-in concert featuring The Chris Thomas Band and Green With Envy as the opening act,  Saturday, April 24, at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Field. BACARDI is the title sponsor for the event. The evening includes dinner by Pastiche, raffle prizes and a tribute to the Mayo Clinic Transplant and Oncology physicians and their teams.  Proceeds will support the lodging and integrative therapy programs Gabriel House provides to organ transplant and cancer patients along with their caregivers that come to Jacksonville medical centers for specialized care. To register or for more information, go to www.gabrielhouseofcare.org and click on the featured event tab.

Iconic American artist Peter Max brings 2021 Retrospective to Jacksonville

When: 5-8 p.m., Friday, April 23

A Retrospective collection, with a significant nod to music, the arts and the legacy of the Pop Art genre from the studio of artist legend, Peter Max, will be on exhibition and available for acquisition in a limited engagement presentation at Gallery 725 in Jacksonville. The Exhibition extends through Sunday, May 2, with two limited engagement gallery receptions complimentary to the public: Saturday, May 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 2 from noon to 4 p.m. All artworks are on exhibition and available for acquisition. All events are complimentary and open to the public however RSVPs are requested at (904)) 345-9320 or gallery725@gmail.com. All CDC Guidelines will be observed.

National Library Week/National

Poetry Month

When: Throughout April

April contains both National Library Week and National Poetry Month. Right now, St. Johns County Public Library Services is celebrating all things libraries through the end of National Library Week with interesting and intriguing books about all things libraries. Love your library and take one or more of these books to the circulation desk for checkout for a behind-the-scenes peek at libraries, true crime involving libraries and how libraries benefit the community. Forthcoming, there will be a National Library Week created by SJCPLS staff featuring some great books about libraries for adults and kids. After National Library Week, a special display will go up for National Poetry Month.

National Gardening Month/Earth Day

When: Throughout April

April celebrates National Garden Month and Earth Day. On the display at St. Johns County Public Libraries, you’ll find a variety of non-fiction titles about Florida gardening, its mental health benefits and how to get started. Gardening and nature have exploded in popularity during the pandemic as it can be a solitary activity and has many mental health benefits. Earth Day titles share how you can “go green” and preserve the planet. All display books are available for checkout at our circulation desk.

Newcomers Alumnae monthly luncheon

When: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 5

Newcomers Alumnae will hold its monthly luncheon on Wednesday, May 5, at Marsh Landing Country Club, 25655 Marsh Landing Parkway in Ponte Vedra Beach.  The event will feature guest speaker Kevin Brown of the Beaches Sea Turtle Patrol.  Beaches Sea Turtle Patrol is “an all-volunteer nonprofit corporation working for the preservation of endangered sea turtles in Atlantic, Neptune and Jacksonville Beaches, Duval County” and is committed to marine research. Its goal is “to keep the sea turtle population from experiencing a downward trend,” by, for example, planting sea oats to trap sand and stabilize the sand dunes, digging up nests and counting eggs, and reporting the data to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Brown is also a Fletcher High School football coach and marine biology teacher. The cost for this luncheon and guest speaker is $23 and social distancing guidelines will be followed.  Reservations for lunch must be made by contacting bartshar@comcast.net.  Newcomers Alumnae is a social group comprised of women who live in Ponte Vedra Beach, Nocatee, Jacksonville Beach, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, Jacksonville and St. Augustine.  Contact brookemeister@msn.com or go to newcomersalumnae.wildapricot.org for more information. 

Annual Highway to Help Heroes supercar charity drive

When: Saturday, June 5

(Registration required by May 22)

Jacksonville’s 4th annual Highway to Help Heroes supercar charity drive is open for registration. This year’s drive, culminating with post-event entertainment at Cowford Chophouse, will benefit injured and fallen officers through the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Foundation’s Fallen Officer Welfare Relief Fund and military veterans through partnership with K9s for Warriors.  Individuals interested in participating in the Charity Drive should register their vehicles before May 22, as space is limited. Tickets to attend the post-event at Cowford Chophouse are available for purchase online. To register or learn more about Highway to Help Heroes, go to highway2helpheroes.com.

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