Sept. 11-17 Happenings Calendar
Here's what coming up in events, comedy, classes and more in Northeast Florida
SUNSET ROCK BENEFIT
Bands include The Rubies, DaVita All Star Blues Band, Terry Sylvester (The Hollies) and The Falling Bones, 6-10 p.m. Sept. 12 at St. Johns County Pier Park, 350 A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine Beach. Food, beer, wine and a raffle are featured. Admission is free; proceeds benefit Artbreakers charity, National Kidney Foundation and The Kidney Trust; facebook.com/welovestaugustinebeach.
Laser shows are iPop 7 p.m., LaserOpolis at 8 p.m., Laser X at 9 p.m. and Laser Metallica Sept. 13; online tickets $5, Bryan Gooding Planetarium, Museum of Science & History, 1025 Museum Circle, Southbank, 396-7062, moshplanetarium.org.
MAD DADS MOTORCYCLE RIDE FOR LIFE
The seventh annual 50-mile Motorcycle Ride for Life is held Sept. 14 starting at FSCJ’s North Campus, 4501 Capper Road, ending at the downtown campus parking lot near Laura Street; register at maddadsrideforlife.eventbrite.com or call 534-9493.
The NF Walk & 5K Fun Run are held 8:30 a.m. Sept. 14 at the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens, 370 Zoo Parkway, Northside, 757-4463, entry fee is $25 for adults, $15 for kids; proceeds benefit research for the Tumor Foundation, nfwalk.org, jacksonvillezoo.org.
MOTORCYCLE SWAP MEET
Live music, food and beer and a best bike contest are featured 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 15 at St. Augustine Flea Market, 2495 S.R. 207 (off I-95), 824-4210; $5 adults, kids free, staugustinefleamarket.com.
RIVERSIDE ARTS MARKET
Time Sawyer, Lis & Lon Williamson, Savanna Leigh Bassett Sept. 14. Local and regional art and a farmers market are featured 10 a.m.-4 p.m. every Sat., 715 Riverside Ave., free, 389-2449, riversideartsmarket.com.
GREAT BALLS OF FIRE
The new exhibit, "Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroids and Meteors," opens 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 14 with a day of special activities and continues through Dec. 31 at Museum of Science & History, 1025 Museum Circle, Southbank, 396-6674, themosh.org.
ROLLIN’ ON THE RIVER
The 27th annual car and truck show is held 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 14 at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Drive, Downtown. Hundreds of cars of all makes, models and years are on display and DJ Lon Greenwood, prizes, raffles, a 50/50 drawing and Ronald McDonald himself are featured. Registration is $30. Admission is free; proceeds benefit local Ronald McDonald House Charities, 268-6684, carcouncil.org.
BENEFIT YARD SALE
The sale is held 8 a.m. Sept. 14 at 863 S. Fletcher Ave., Fernandina Beach; proceeds benefit Amelia Island Museum of History; 261-7378, ameliamuseum.org.
FLORIDA FIRST COAST TERPS
This benefit gathering — for folks from Maryland, University of Maryland grads, Terrapin fans or any crab-pickers — is held 2 p.m. Sept. 14 at Marlin Moon Grille, 1183 Beach Blvd., Jax Beach; $30 gets a half-dozen Old Bay-seasoned steamed blue crabs, Mayport shrimp, corn on the cob, first pitcher of Miller Lite; reservations required, call 703-2867; proceeds benefit the Florida-University of Maryland Scholarship Fund, email@example.com.
YAPPY HOUR TAILGATE
The free dog-friendly event, featuring a Longest Yard Fetch Contest, dog/owner spirit competition, games, expo, a hot dog-eating contest, live music and prizes, is held 2-5 p.m. Sept. 15 at The Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Drive, Downtown, 353-1188, jacksonvillelanding.com.
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.” Professor Catherine McFarland discusses "The Aesthetic Movement in America," 10 a.m. Sept. 17 in Flagler College's Flagler Room, 74 King St., St. Augustine; $5 for a single lecture; $15 for four; reservations required; 819-6282.
SQUARE DANCE LESSONS
The Rollaways Square Dance Club holds beginner square dance lessons 7 p.m. Sept. 17 and 24 at Sandalwood High School, 2750 John Prom Blvd., Southside, $5, 704-6634.
NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY
Dr. Joe Butler, University of North Florida, discusses “The Gopher Tortoise,” at the Florida Native Plant Society, Ixia Chapter, meeting, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at Regency Square Library, 9900 Regency Square Blvd., Arlington, free, 655-2550, ixia.fnpschapters.org.
BOOKS & WRITING
New York Times bestselling author Todd discusses and signs copies of his new mystery, “A Question of Honor,” 7 p.m. Sept. 12 at The BookMark, 220 First St., Neptune Beach, 241-9026.
"Meet Me on Amelia Island," featuring recipes, photos and historic narrative, is released 5-7 p.m. Sept. 12 at The Book Loft, 214 Centre St., Fernandina Beach. Wine pairings, live music and recipe tastings are featured. 261-7378 ext. 101, ameliamuseum.org.
Ellen Feldman's novel, "Next to Love," is the topic 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 14 at Clay County Headquarters Library, 1895 Town Center Blvd., Fleming Island, 278-3722.
FIRST COAST ROMANCE WRITERS
An all-day workshop with Amy Atwell, author and founder of WritingGIAM online community, starts 10:30 a.m. Sept. 14 at West Regional Library, 1425 Chaffee Road S., Jacksonville, 693-1448.
DIARY OF A WIMPY KID
The "Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 8 Mobile" appears 2 p.m. Sept. 16 at Books-A-Million, 9400 Atlantic Blvd., Ste. 15, Regency, 805-004. (Author Jeff Kinney is <> making an appearance with the book 8 mobile.)
CREATIVE BUSINESS PLANNNING
The class "Business Planning for Creatives: Artists, Writers, Healers, Coaches, & Independent Practitioners" is held 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Oct. 4 and 18, Nov. 1 and 15 and Dec. 6 in Atlantic Beach. To reserve a spot and get details, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-913-8611 ext. 1.
The popular comic is on 8 p.m. Sept. 13-14 at Latitude 30, 10370 Philips Hwy., Southside, $10, 365-5555, latthirty.com.
Former journalist DeVito appears 8:04 p.m. Sept. 12, 8:34 p.m. Sept. 13 and 8:04 p.m. and 10:10 p.m. Sept. 14; Danny Johnson hosts Showcase 6 p.m. Sept. 14, at The Comedy Club of Jacksonville, 11000 Beach Blvd., Ste. 8, Southside, $6-$50; 646-4277, jacksonvillecomedy.com.
"Whirling dervish" Arnez J appears 8 p.m. Sept. 12 and 8 and 10 p.m. Sept. 13-14 at The Comedy Zone, Ramada Inn, 3130 Hartley Rd., Mandarin; $25-$30; 292-4242, comedyzone.com.
LAUGH OUT LOUD
Comedy Night, featuring Josh Davis, Matt Watts, Chris Buck and Herman Nazworth, is 8-10 p.m. and 10:15-midnight Sept. 13 at The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, 3076 95th Drive, Live Oak, free, 386-364-1683, musicliveshere.com.
MIND, BODY & SOUL
DEPRESSION, BIPOLAR SUPPORT ALLIANCE
This group meets 6 p.m. every Tue. at Baptist Medical Center, 800 Prudential Drive, Pavilion Building, Southbank; free; 322-4040 or 294-5720.
PRACTICE WORLD PEACE
Brenda Star Walker leads the group 11 a.m.-noon on the first Sun. each month at Memorial Park, 1620 Riverside Ave., Riverside. Bring a ground cover. Practice suitable for all ages and abilities.
NATURE, SPORTS & OUTDOORS
LIONS GOLF TOURNAMENT
Check in for the inaugural tourney is 8:30 a.m., shotgun start 9 a.m. Sept. 14 at St. Augustine Shores Golf Club, 707 Shores Blvd., St. Augustine. Prizes, a putting contest and a barbecue lunch follow the tournament. Tickets are $45 per player (teams of four) and include lunch. Proceeds benefit the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind and other Ancient City Lions Club charities; 501-3220.
LIVING TOGETHER: THE SPANISH & THE TIMUCUAN
Five centuries of Spanish influence in Florida and San Juan del Puerto Mission are discussed 2 p.m. Sept. 14 at Ribault Club, Fort George Island Cultural State Park, 11241 Fort George Road; free; 251-2320, floridastateparks.org.
POLITICS, ACTIVISM & BUSINESS
SOUTHSIDE BUSINESS MEN’S CLUB
Military Appreciation Day is observed noon Sept. 11 at San Jose Country Club, 7529 San Jose Blvd., Mandarin. Admission is $20. For reservations, call 396-5559.
ASSOCIATION OF RECORDS MANAGERS & ADMINISTRATORS
Ellen Kelbert discusses "Adding Value through Internal Customer Service" at the ARMA luncheon held 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 17 at Embassy Suites, 9300 Baymeadows Road, Baymeadows, $25 for members, $30 for nonmembers; RSVP to email@example.com.
The oversight committee of this crime-fighting initiative meets 4 p.m. Sept. 19, Eighth Floor Conference Room 851, Ball Building, 214 N. Hogan St., Downtown, 630-7306, coj.net.
HOME & PATIO SHOW
Sept. 19-22, Prime Osborn Convention Center
SOUTHERN WOMEN’S SHOW
Oct. 17-20, Prime Osborn Convention Center
FOLIO WEEKLY'S OKTOBERFEST
Oct. 19, St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Nov. 17, The Florida Theatre
ST. JOHNS RIVERKEEPER OYSTER ROAST
Nov. 22, Garden Club of Jacksonville