Editor’s note: With the approaching storm, some of these events may be canceled or postponed.
The Florida Chamber Music Project will open its fifth season at 3 p.m. Sunday with a performance featuring Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden” and Werben’s “Langsamer Satz for String Quartet.” The performance, the first of seven during the season, will be at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach. Tickets, which are $25, can be purchased by calling the box office at (904) 209-0399 or going to www.pvconcerthall.com.
‘WIT’ NOW PLAYING IN FERNANDINA BEACH
The Pulitzer Prize-winning drama “Wit” will be performed at 2 p.m. Sunday and at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday at the Amelia Community Theatre, 209 Cedar St., Fernandina Beach. “Wit” opened at the theater’s Studio 209 season last Friday. Tickets, which are $15, $10 for students through college, can be purchased at www.ameliacommunitytheatre.org or by calling (904) 261-6749.
CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT IN SAN MARCO
The San Marco Chamber Music Society will present its annual Concert for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation at 7 p.m. Sunday in St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 3976 Hendricks Ave. It will perform a piece for oboe and string quartet by Arnold Bax and Beethoven’s String Quartet Op. 18, #4. No admission will be charged but donations will be taken to benefit diabetes research.
ART EXHIBIT AT ANTHEM LAKES
The Jacksonville Artists Guild will present a second exhibit at Anthem Lakes, a senior living community at 905 Assisi Lane, Atlantic Beach, with an opening reception from 2-5 p.m. Sunday. The event is free.
CUMMER ‘TALK & TEA’ WEDNESDAY
Nelda Damiano, associate curator of the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, will talk about the exhibit “Mediterranea” during a Talk & Tea from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the museum, 829 Riverside Ave. Tea and sweet treats will be served during the event. Tickets are $6 and registration is required at bit.ly/2j11Svg.
WOMEN’S ROLE IN CREATING HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY DISCUSSED
The Jacksonville Historical Society will present a program at noon Thursday looking at the role women played after Florida became a state in 1821. Margaret Cook, an entrepreneurial widow, purchased the town’s Ximenez building and operated it as an elegant inn and was one of several women who helped create Florida’s hospitality industry.
Susan Caven, past president of the Jacksonville Historical Society and of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in Florida, will talk about the women associated with the one-time inn, today known as the Ximenez-Fatio House, now a museum owned and operated by the Colonial Dames of America in Florida.
The event, which takes place at the society’s Old St. Andrew’s, 317 A. Philip Randolph Blvd., is open to the public with a suggested donation of $5 for non-members.
HISTORICAL MARKER IN ATLANTIC BEACH
The Beaches Museum & History Park will unveil a historical marker to denote the site of Henry Flagler’s Continental Hotel at 6 p.m. Thursday. The marker will be placed outside the gate of the Cloister Condominiums, located where Beach Avenue meets 10th in Atlantic Beach. A reception will follow. The event is free
‘TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD’ AT THEATRE JAX
“To Kill a Mockingbird” opens at 8 p.m. Friday at Theatre Jacksonville, 2032 San Marco Blvd. Performances will be at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday through Sept. 30 with 2 p.m. matinees on Sunday, Sept. 24, and Sunday, Oct. 1. Tickets are $21 for the general public, $16 for subscribers and $11 for students. For tickets go to www.theatrejax.com or call (904) 396-4425.
CONSERVATORY HOLDS ‘ANNIE’ AUDITIONS
The Northeast Florida Conservatory will hold auditions for “Annie” on Friday and Saturday. Friday’s session, which begins at 7 p.m., is for actors 16 and older. Saturday’s auditions, which begin at 1 p.m., are for girls auditioning for the roles of Annie and her fellow orphans. Performance dates will be Dec. 1 through Dec. 16. Go to www.nfconservatory.org/ to print out an audition form. Come prepared to sing 16 bars of music and bring sheet music for a pianist. The conservatory is located at 11363 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville.
SEASON TICKET BARGAIN FROM RIVERSIDE FINE ARTS
Until Friday, anyone purchasing a $150 season ticket to Riverside Fine Arts 2017-18 concert series can buy a second season ticket for $50. The seven-concert season begins Sept. 29 with a performance by jazz trombonist and composer Delfeayo Marsalis. Tickets to that concert will be $35. Tickets to all other concerts will be $25. Go to riversidefinearts.org to purchase season or individual tickets.
ARTIST TO DEMONSTRATE TECHNIQUE IN PONTE VEDRA
Jacksonville artist Princess Rashid will make a presentation at a meeting of the Society of Mixed Media Artists at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach, 50 Executive Way. The meeting, at which the artist will be demonstrating her techniques in both mono-printing and collagraph, a type of collage printing, will be open to the public.
SYMPHONY PERFORMS AT THE CLOISTER
The Jacksonville Symphony will present Classics at The Cloister, its first-ever concert at the Sea Island resort in Georgia, on Sunday, Sept. 17, at 7:30 p.m. VIP tickets to the concert at the Sea Island Resort Cloister Black Terrace, which are $125, include complimentary valet service, open pre-concert bar, reserved concert seating, and post-concert champagne and dessert with the musicians. The $100 tickets includes complimentary valet service, reserved concert seating and post-concert champagne and dessert with the musicians. Tickets, which are limited, can be purchased by calling (904) 354-1473. Doors to the concert open at 6:30 p.m. The post-concert reception will be at 8:30 p.m.
HOPE AT HAND SEEKING LOVE POEMS
Jacksonville non-profit Hope at Hand is asking adults 18 and older to submit original love poems that are no longer than 15 lines and are family-friendly. The top 10 poems, as judged by the North Florida Poetry Hub, will be printed and displayed beginning Feb. 15. Submit poems by email to HopeAtHand@HopeAtHand.org by Dec. 1.
TACTILE ART IN ST. AUGUSTINE
The 16th annual Tactile Art Show is now on exhibit at the St. Augustine Art Association, 22 Marine St., St. Augustine. The exhibit consists of touchable art including sculptures, woodworks, mixed media, ceramics, fiber pieces and interactive art. Each piece has a Braille sign, produced by students from the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind. The show, which is free, will continue through Oct. 1.
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