MISTER ROGERS SWEATER DRIVE
The 11th annual drive is on. Drop off clean, new and gently used sweaters, jackets, coats and blankets through Nov. 30 at WJCT Studios, 100 Festival Park Ave., Jacksonville; Two Men & A Truck, 8849 Arlington Expressway, and First Coast VyStar Credit Union locations. Donations go to St. Vincent’s Mobile Outreach Ministry, Clara White Mission, I.M. Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless and area nonprofits. 358-6322, wjct.org.
Jacksonville Ice & Sportsplex coaches partner with champion skaters, in town for the Holiday Moments on Ice show, for ice clinics 4:30-6 p.m. Nov. 7 at Jacksonville Ice, 3605 Philips Highway, Southside; for details, call 399-3223, jaxiceandsportsplex.com.
HOLIDAY MOMENTS ON ICE
Skating champions Kimmie Meissner, Todd Eldredge, Brian Boitano, Ilia Kulik, Alissa Czisny, Ryan Bradley and pairs champions Elena Leonova and Andrei Khvalko, as well as Mannheim Steamroller and Martina McBride, are featured at this ice skating performance 7 p.m. Nov. 9 at Veterans Memorial Arena, 300 A. Philip Randolph Blvd., Downtown; $33.55-$95.85, ticketmaster.com.
Catholic Charities Jacksonville hosts its 10th annual Festival d’Vine, featuring a wine tasting, food and live music by Freudian Slip, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at Treaty Oak Park, 1123 Prudential Drive, Downtown; $75; $50 for ages 21-35, proceeds benefit Catholic Charities, 224-0062, ccbjax.org.
Laser shows: Laser Mania 7 p.m., Laser Beatles 8 p.m., Laser Motown 9 p.m., Laser Queen 10 p.m. Nov. 8; online tickets $5, Bryan Gooding Planetarium, Museum of Science & History, 1025 Museum Circle, Southbank, 396-7062, moshplanetarium.org.
MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY BALL
The U.S. Marine Corps Oldest City Detachment #383 celebrates the Corps’ 238th birthday 5:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at Coquina Crossing, 4536 Coquina Crossing Drive, Elkton., 955-2389, mclfl383.org.
COMMUNITY LECTURE SERIES
Flagler College marks the 125th anniversary of former Hotel Ponce de Leon with its series, “The Hotel Ponce de Leon Deconstructed: Building the Future for Modern America.” Dr. Michele Gregoire discusses "Community Intersections: FSDB's Music Education Programs and the Hotel Ponce de Leon, 1891-1916," 10 a.m. Nov. 12 in Flagler College's Flagler Room, 74 King St., St. Augustine; $5 for a single lecture; $15 for four; reservations required; 819-6282.
FALL SPEAKER SERIES
First Coast League of Women Voters presents City Council member and Task Force on Consolidated Government Chairperson Lori Boyer 11:30 a.m. Nov. 13 at University Club, 1301 Riverplace Blvd., 27th Floor, Southbank; $25 for members and students; $30 for nonmembers, 613-9480.
RIVERSIDE ARTS MARKET
Cougar Barrel, Shawn Lightfoot & the 1911's, LaVilla School Chamber Orchestra, local/regional art, a farmers market, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 9 at â€¨2623 Herschel St., Riverside, 389-2449â€¨, free, riversideartsmarket.com.
A Veteran's Day Memorial is held 3-5 p.m. Nov. 11 at Lakeside Park Veterans' Memorial, 2200 A1A S., St. Augustine Beach. The ceremony features an honor guard, bagpipers, Veteran groups and guest speakers.
A Veterans Day 5K Color Run is held 10 a.m. Nov. 9 at Jacksonville University, 2800 University Blvd. N., Arlington. Participants will be doused from head to toe with different colors at each kilometer. Proceeds help fund JU student veteran services, including a new Student Veterans Center in the Founders Building on the JU campus. ju.edu/va.
The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital continues the series, to benefit Pediatric Surgery Center, with author Michael Lewis, 7 p.m. Nov. 12, T-U Center, 300 W. Water St., Downtown; $200 for the series, 202-2886, thefloridaforum.com.
RIVER CITY HAUNTS
A ghostly walking tour, 8 p.m. every Fri. through Dec. 20, starting at Jacksonville Landing escalators. For reservations, call 827-1845; $15 for adults; $5 for kids 5-12; adlibtours.com.
The 10th anniversary celebration for the domestic violence shelter is held Nov. 9. Victor Rivas Rivers, former NFL Miami Dolphins player, a survivor of childhood domestic violence and author of “A Private Family Matter,” is the featured speaker. Omni Amelia Island Plantation, 39 Beach Lagoon Road, Amelia Island, $125, 491-6364, micahsplace.org.
BOOKS & LIBRARIES
COZY MYSTERY BOOK CLUB
"Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Crime" by Tamar Myers is discussed, 6 p.m. Nov. 7 at Orange Park Library, 2054 Plainfield Ave., 278-4750, ccpl.lib.fl.us.
Will Schwalbe's novel, "The End of Your Life Book Club," is discussed 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 9 at Clay County Headquarters Library, 1895 Town Center Blvd., Fleming Island, free, 278-3722, ccpl.lib.fl.us.
FOOD FOR FINES
St. Johns County Public Libraries are offering patrons the opportunity to resolve overdue fines and help those in need this holiday season through the “Food for Fines” program. Library staff will accept non-perishable food items in lieu of overdue library fines from November 4 through December 21, 2013. All donations will be delivered to the St. Johns County Food Closet and will be distributed locally to help meet increased need for meals during the holiday season. Up to $1 in overdue fines will be resolved for each sealed, non-expired, non-perishable food item donated. The donation waivers are for library fines only and cannot be applied to fees for printing, lost items, or for credit against future fines. Interested parties who do not owe fines are also encouraged to participate by dropping off canned foods at any library branch or bookmobile stop. 827-6925, sjcpls.org.
Mike Armstrong, John Felts and Roz appear 8:04 p.m. Nov. 7, Armstrong and FOJA appear 8:34 p.m. Nov. 8 and Armstrong, Felts and Roz are on 8:04 and 10:10 p.m. Nov. 9 at The Comedy Club of Jacksonville, 11000 Beach Blvd., Ste. 8, Southside, $6-$25; 646-4277, jacksonvillecomedy.com.
The comic is on 8 p.m. Nov. 8-9 at Latitude 30, 10370 Philips Hwy., Southside, $10, 365-5555, latthirty.com.
Comedian Pazsitzky appears 8 p.m. Nov. 7-8, and 8 and 10 p.m. Nov. 9 at The Comedy Zone, Ramada Inn, 3130 Hartley Rd., Mandarin; $10-$16; 292-4242, comedyzone.com.
KIDS READING CLUB
Readers read popular favorites to kids 6 months-8 years, 4 p.m. every Wed. (except First Wednesday Art Walk) at Chamblin Bookmine, 215 N. Laura St., Downtown, free, chamblinbookmine.com.
NATURE, SPORTS & OUTDOORS
MATANZAS INLET GUIDED HIKE
A GTMRR volunteer take hikers to Matanzas Inlet shores (meet at Westside parking lot on A1A, north of Inlet Bridge, no later than 8:30 a.m.) 9-10:30 a.m. Nov. 12; reservations are required; call 823-4500 or go to gtmnerrmatanzashike.eventbrite.com.
TALBOT ISLANDS LAWN GAMES
Join a park ranger on the green for lawn bowling and croquet 2 p.m. Nov. 9 at Ribault Club, Fort George Island Cultural State Park, 11241 Ft. George Road. Free. 251-2320.
POLITICS, ACTIVISM & BUSINESS
CREATIVE BUSINESS PLANNING
The class “Business Planning for Creatives: Artists, Writers, Healers, Coaches, & Independent Practitioners” is held 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 15 and Dec. 6 in Atlantic Beach; firstname.lastname@example.org, 800-913-8611 ext. 1.
ST. JOHNS RIVERKEEPER OYSTER ROAST
Nov. 22, Garden Club of Jacksonville
Dec. 13, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall