Oct. 23-29 Happenings Calendar
What's coming up in events, comedy, classes and more in Northeast Florida
The annual event is held 6:30-10 p.m. Oct. 25-31 at Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens, 370 Zoo Parkway, Jacksonville, $8 for members; $10 for nonmembers, 757-4463.
ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
The classic is screened 6 p.m. Oct. 24 in Bryan-Gooding Planetarium, Museum of Science & History, 1025 Museum Circle, Southbank, $20; $15 for members, 396-6674 ext. 226, themosh.org.
Jacksonville Historical Society has fixed up the place for a fundraiser, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Oct. 26 at 314 Palmetto St., Downtown. Live music, food, drinks, costume contests and Labyrinth of Terror are featured, $50, 665-0064, jaxhistory.com.
AMAZING GRACE CROP MAZE
Petting zoo, corn crib, live music, fish and wildlife exhibit, 2-7 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat. through Nov. 2, 2899 Wisteria Farms Rd., Green Cove Springs; $11 for ages 4 and older, 284-2949, agcropmaze.com.
CREATURES OF THE NIGHT
Young ghosts and goblins wander wild walkways and meet costumed animal-keepers with creepy creatures and candy 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 25, 26 and 31 at St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, 999 Anastasia Blvd., $8 adults, kids 2-11 $6 for pass members; $9 adults, $7 for kids 2-11 nonmembers; 824-3337, alligatorfarm.com.
HAUNT NIGHTS HAUNTED HOUSE
Apocalypse 3D Haunted House, dusk-11 p.m. through Nov. 2; Carnieville and Dark Fables, dusk-10 p.m. Oct. 24, 27, 30-31, dusk-11 p.m. Oct. 25-26 and Nov. 1-2, at Adventure Landing, 1944 Beach Blvd., Jax Beach, prices vary; 246-4386, adventurelanding.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.
HAUNTING OF SCHOOL HOUSE 4
11112 San Jose Blvd., Ste. 28, Mandarin; $20 Fri.-Sat., $18 Thur. and Sun., kids under 12 must be with an adult; 7-10 p.m. Oct. 24, 27, 31; 7 p.m.-mid. Oct. 25-26, pandemichauntedattractions.com.
Zombieville Part II Terror Under the Big Top paintball shooting gallery, 8-11 p.m. Oct. 25-26 and 31, 254 San Marco Ave., Old Sugar Mill, St. Augustine, 829-6545, facebook.com/redtrains. Oddtoberfest is 8-11:30 p.m. Oct. 26 and 2-6 p.m. Oct. 27; 824-1606, ripleys.com/staugustine.
FLORIDA HAUNTED TRAILS
Florida Agricultural Museum has haunted houses, storytellers, hayrides, kids’ games, pumpkin patch and music, 6-10 p.m. Oct. 25-26 at 7900 Old Kings Rd. N., Palm Coast; $12 adults, $10 kids 6-12; free 5 and younger; 386-446-7630, myagmuseum.com
A younger kids’ event: crafts, bounce house, costume contest, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 26, Adventure Landing, 1944 Beach Blvd., Jax Beach; proceeds benefit Seamark Ranch Children’s Home; 246-4386, adventurelanding.com.
7 p.m.-mid. Oct. 25-27, 31 at Clay County Fairgrounds, 2493 S.R. 16, Green Cove Springs, 748-0059; $15 adults; $25 VIP; thedungeons-ha.com.
A nine-acre maze, pumpkin patch and hayrides, 5-10 p.m. every Fri., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. every Sun. in October, $9; free for kids under 2; 5995 Brough Road, Elkton, off S.R. 207, 692-1370, sycofarms.com.
PARANORMAL AFTER HOURS TOUR
An otherworldly tour of the historic Florida Theatre with CW-17’s “Local Haunts” host and a spiritual medium, 11 p.m. Oct. 31 at The Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St., Downtown, $39.50, 355-2787, floridatheatre.com.
International program for young adults who want to make a difference. Membership is open to adults ages 22-30 6 p.m. Oct. 23, CoWorkJax, 5 W. Forsyth St., Ste. 20, Jacksonville, coworkjax.com.
LAWYERS IN LIBRARIES
Pro Bono Week offers free one-hour workshops with attorneys offering guidance on how to research legal issues on your own, noon Oct. 24 at Main Library, 303 Laura St. N.; 6 p.m. Highlands Library, 1826 Dunn Ave.; 6 p.m. Webb Wesconnett Library, 6887 103rd St.; 6:30 p.m. Bradham-Brooks Library, 1755 Edgewood Ave. W.; 7 p.m. Willowbranch Library, 2875 Park St.; and 3 p.m. Oct. 25 at Mandarin Library, 3330 Kori Road, jaxlegalaid.org.
Laser shows: Fright Light 7 p.m., Metallica 8 p.m., Fright Light 9 p.m., Laser X 10 p.m. Oct. 25; $5, Bryan Gooding Planetarium, Museum of Science & History, 1025 Museum Circle, Southbank, 396-7062, moshplanetarium.org.
FALL HOME & HOT TUB SHOW
10 a.m. Oct. 25, Jacksonville Fairgrounds & Expo Center, 510 Fairgrounds Place, Downtown, free, 353-0535, jacksonvillefair.com.
MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER
A non-competitive, 3-5 mile walk, 9 a.m. Oct. 26, The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Drive, Downtown, free, 353-1188, jacksonvillelanding.com.
RIVERSIDE ARTS MARKET
Buddy Sherwood School of Dance, Thriller Dancers, Linda Grenville & the Foot Servants, Mike King, local/regional art, a farmers market, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 26 at 2623 Herschel St., Riverside, 389-2449, free, riversideartsmarket.com.
Evan Sharp discusses design, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at CoWork Jax, 5 W. Forsyth St., Ste. 20, Downtown, free, coworkjax.com.
BOOKS & WRITING
MAGGIE FITZROY, TARYN RODRIGUEZ-BOETTE
Local authors FitzRoy and Rodriguez-Boette discuss and sign copies of their book, “Jacksonville Beach,” 5:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at Beaches Museum Chapel, 381 Beach Blvd., Jax Beach, 241-5657, free for members, $5 for nonmembers, beachesmuseum.org.
Author Doles signs copies of his debut novel, “My Theory About The Moon,” 3:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at Main Library, 303 N. Laura St., Downtown, 236-8842, samdoles.com.
Political comedian/musical satirist Russell appears 8 p.m. Oct. 25, The Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St., Downtown, $28-$53, 355-2787, floridatheatre.com.
AN EVENING WITH DAVID SEDARIS
Social critic and humorist Sedaris appears 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28, Times Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 W. Water St., Downtown, $47, 630-3900, davidsedarisontour.com.
Comic Palisoul appears for the Girls Gone Green Veg Fest pre-party 8:04 p.m. Oct. 24, 7 and 8:34 p.m. Oct. 25 and 8:04 and 10:10 p.m. Oct. 26 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. Oct. 25-26 at Latitude 30, 10370 Philips Hwy., Southside, $10, 365-5555, latthirty.com.
The versatile comic appears 8 p.m. Oct. 24, and 8 and 10 p.m. Oct. 25-26 at The Comedy Zone, Ramada Inn, 3130 Hartley Rd., Mandarin; $25 and $27.50; Comedy Showcase 8:25 p.m. Oct. 23, 292-4242, comedyzone.com.
RICH GUZZI HYPNOSIS
The comic/hypnotist appears 8 p.m. Oct. 29-31 and 8 and 10 pm. Nov. 1-2 at The Comedy Zone, 3130 Hartley Rd., Mandarin, $10-$14, 292-4242, richguzzi.com.
READ WITH SUNSHINE
Sunshine is a therapy dog who listens to kids read, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 23, Beaches Library, 600 Third St., Neptune Beach, free, 241-1141, jplcalendar.coj.net.
KIDS READING CLUB
Every Wed. except Artwalk, 4-5 p.m. readers read popular favorites to kids 6 months-8 years, 4 p.m. Oct. 23, Chamblin Bookmine, 215 N. Laura St., Downtown, free, chamblinbookmine.com.
MIND, BODY & SOUL
A free session with yoga instructor Marlene Pitts, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 28, Main Library, 1960 N. Ponce De Leon Blvd., St. Augustine, free, 827-6940, sjcpls.org.
WEEKLY RESOULTION 5K
The Resolution 5K Run, 6:30 p.m. every Mon., starts at 1st Place Sports, the Markets at Town Center and concludes at BlackFinn American Grille, 4840 Big Island Drive, St. Johns Town Center, free, 345-3466, jacksonville.blackfinnamericangrille.com.
NATURE, SPORTS & OUTDOORS
JU vs. KENNESAW STATE SOCCER
Jacksonville University women's soccer, 7 p.m. Oct. 25, Southern Oak Stadium, 2800 University Blvd. N., Arlington, free, judolphins.com/wsoccer/schedule/.
FAMILY SEINING ACTIVITY
Pull a seine net through Guana Lake, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Oct. 25 at GTM Research Reserve Environmental Education Center, 505 Guana River Rd., Ponte Vedra, free with paid entrance, 823-4500, gtmnerr.org.
A park ranger discusses the common species in the undeveloped barrier islands 10 a.m. Oct. 26 at Ribault Club, Fort George Island Cultural State Park, 11241 Fort George Rd., Jacksonville, free, 245-2157, floridastateparks.org.
A WALK IN THE WOODS
Meet at the front kiosk for a fitness walk or nature-oriented walk 8 a.m. Oct. 26, Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens, 1445 Millcoe Rd., Arlington, free, jacksonvillearboretum.org.
AUDUBON SOCIETY FIELD TRIP
The group visits Ringhaver Park, 8 a.m. Oct. October 26, 5198 118th St., Jacksonville, 899-2540.
JU vs. DAVIDSON FOOTBALL
Jacksonville University football, 1 p.m. Oct. 26, D.B. Milne Field, 2800 University Blvd. N., Arlington, $5-$12, judolphins.com.
UNF vs. KENNESAW STATE SOCCER
The Ospreys, 1 p.m. Oct. 27, Hodges Stadium, 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, unfospreys.com.
JAGUARS vs. 49ERS
The Jaguars play San Francisco, 1 p.m. Oct. 27, EverBank Field, 1400 E. Duval St., Downtown. Single-game tickets start at $45, 633-2000, jaguars.com.
JU vs. Mercer WOMEN'S SOCCER
Jacksonville University Dolphins women's soccer, 2 p.m. Oct. 27, Southern Oak Stadium, 2800 University Blvd. N., Arlington, free, judolphins.com.
UNF vs. FLORIDA GULF COAST VOLLEYBALL
The Ospreys, 7 p.m. Oct. 28, University of North Florida Arena, 11852 UNF Drive, Southside, unfospreys.com.
MARINELAND BEACH WALK
GTMRR volunteer guides lead a free interpretive walk 9 a.m. Oct. 29 at River to Sea Preserve Oceanside, 9741 Ocean Shore Blvd., Marineland, 823-4500, gtmnerrmarinelandbeach.eventbrite.com.
POLITICS, ACTIVISM & BUSINESS
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
Area attorneys discuss family law, stand your ground law, DUI convictions, and search and seizure policies, noon Oct. 26 at Florida Coastal School of Law, 8787 Baypine Rd., Southside, free, fcsl.edu.
HEALTH CARE COUNCIL
The group gathers 8 a.m. Oct. 29 at Advance Rehabilitation, 463688 S.R. 200, Ste. 9, Yulee, free to members, $25 for nonmembers, 261-3248 ext. 107.
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. 1 and 15 and Dec. 6 in Atlantic Beach; firstname.lastname@example.org, 800-913-8611 ext. 1.
GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
The group gathers 8:30 a.m. Oct. 30 at AIFBY Chamber of Commerce, 961687 Gateway Blvd., Ste. 101G, Amelia Island, 261-3248.
The oversight committee of this crime-fighting initiative meets 4 p.m. Nov. 21 in Eighth Floor Conference Room 851, Ed Ball Building, 214 N. Hogan St., Downtown. 630-7306.
ST. JOHNS RIVERKEEPER OYSTER ROAST
Nov. 22, Garden Club of Jacksonville
Dec. 13, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall