THURSDAY

Pals N’ Paws Agility Trials, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, Jacksonville Equestrian Center, 13611 Normandy Blvd. Features dogs and handlers demonstrating the ability to work as a team. palsandpawsagility.com.

Wounded Warrior Day, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Florida State College at Jacksonville’s North Campus, 4501 Capper Road. Dental appointments 9 a.m.-6 p.m., lunch 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Features free dental care, haircuts, chair massage and a catered lunch.Program in conjunction with the opening of “Talismans and Champa Temples of Vietnam” exhibit, with talisman rubbings and photos from FSCJ professor and ethnologist James Kemp’s recent visit to Vietnam, on display through March 4. Free. (904) 766-6655 or fscj.edu.

UniverSoul Circus, 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, noon, 4 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Prime Osborn Convention Center, 1000 Water St. $16-$35. universoulcircus.com.

Food Trucks in the Plaza, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays, Hemming Plaza, 117 W. Duval St. Vendors vary weekly, schedule at jaxparks.com

Relay for Life Intracoastal 2014 Kickoff, 6 p.m., Chets Creek Elementary School, 13200 Chets Creek Blvd. Wear favorite team jersey (optional). (904) 616-3076.

Public Speaking Workshops, 6-8 p.m. Thursday and Feb. 6 and 13, Southeast Regional branch library, 10599 Deerwood Park Blvd.; 6-8 p.m. Feb. 20, Pablo Creek branch library, 13295 Beach Blvd. Features interactive workshops on public speaking. (904) 657-0250 or beverlyimagegroup.com.

“Pump Boys and Dinettes — a Musical Comedy,” meal 6:30 p.m., show 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday; meal 11:15 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., show 1:15 and 8 p.m. Saturday; meal 12:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., show 2 and 8 p.m. Sunday; Alhambra Theatre & Dining, 12000 Beach Blvd. Tickets start at $46 for adults, $35 for children. Reservations, (904) 641-1212 or alhambrajax.com.

Southeast Book Club, 6:45 p.m., Southeast branch Library, 6670 U.S. 1 S. St., Augustine. Features “The Round House” by Louise Erdrich. (904) 827-6900 or sjcpls.org.

Author’s “Do It Yourself” Memoir, 7 p.m., Flagler College, Ponce Hall’s Flagler Room, 74 King St., St. Augustine. The Writers in Residence series features author Matt Batt with a discussion on writing and to share excerpts from “Sugarhouse: Turning the Neighborhood Crack House Into our Home Sweet Home.” Free. (904) 819-6460 or flagler.edu.

The C.B. Smith Show, a live southern-style variety show, 7 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays through April 13, Mark Lance National Guard Armory, 190 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine. $25. (904) 808-7330, historiccoastculture.com or cbsmithshow.com.

Chamber Music Concert, presented by the University of North Florida Percussion Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., UNF’s Fine Arts Recital Hall. Free. (904) 620-2960.

Student Recitals, 7:30 p.m., Jacksonville University’s Terry Concert Hall, 2800 University Blvd. Features nominated music students for special recognition as performers and composers. (904) 256-7345.

Fundraiser to fight colon cancer, 7:30 p.m., Sacred Heart School, 5752 Blanding Blvd. Features martial arts experts from area schools and opportunities to “buy” a brick or board as a sponsor. (904) 783-8600.

Butterflies Are Free, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Limelight Theatre, 11 Old Mission Ave., St. Augustine. Show continues 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6-8, 2 p.m. Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13-15, 2 p.m. Feb. 16. $25, seniors 62 and older $22, students and military $20. (904) 829-5807 or limelight-theatre.org.

Jake Shimabukuro, 8 p.m., Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St. $26.50, $36.50. (904) 355-2787 or floridatheatre.com.

“Beehive: The 60’s Musical,” 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Players by the Sea, 106 Sixth St. N., Jacksonville Beach. Show continues 8 p.m. Feb. 6-8. $28; for every ticket sold, Players by the Sea will donate $1 to the Mary Kay Foundation. (904) 249-0289 or playerbythesea.org.

 

FRIDAY

Open house, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturdays, 5 Star Vets Center, 40 Acme St. Includes coffee and doughnuts. Donations needed. (904) 723-5950 or 5starveteranscenter.org.

Winter RAM, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays through Feb. 22, Riverside Arts Market, 715 Riverside Ave., under the Fuller Warren Bridge. Includes artists, food and vendors. riversideartsmarket.com.

Rolling Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, 10:30 a.m., Palencia North, 605 Palencia Club Road, St. Augustine. Speakers are Congressman DeSantis, St. Johns County Commission chairman Jay Morris and Lennar Homes Division president Barbara Moore. Includes refreshments and appetizers. Program celebrates the final phase of new home construction in this community. Free. (904) 380-0774 or lennarjacksonville.com.

Brides Against Breast Cancer, Nationwide Tour of Gowns, 1 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, 225 E. Coast Line Drive. Features donated wedding gowns for people impacted by cancer. $5. bridesagainstbreastcancer.org.

Yachty Gras Boat Parade, 7 p.m., The Jacksonville Landing. Celebrate Mardi Gras on the St. Johns with the Jacksonville Sail and Power Squadron featuring a lighted boat parade showcasing vessels decorated with lights and beads in true Mardi Gras fashion. Parade followed by fireworks. (904) 353-1188 or jacksonvillelanding.com.

Cosmic Concerts, Laser Magic, 7 p.m.; Laser Mania, 8 p.m.; Laser Opolis 9 p.m.; Laser Hypnotica, 10 p.m.; Bryan-Gooding Planetarium, Museum of Science & History, 1025 Museum Circle. $5 per person per show, laser glasses $1. (904) 396-6674 or moshplanetarium.org.

Dreamgirls, 7 p.m. Friday, 6 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Stage Aurora, 5188 Norwood Ave. Show continues 6 p.m. Feb. 8, 3 p.m. Feb. 9. $15-$25. (904) 765-7372 or 765-7373.

Steep Canyon Rangers, 8 p.m., Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 Florida A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach. $26-$34. pvconcerthall.com.

Dirty Blonde, a bawdy play about the incomparable Mae West, 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre performing at the Adele Grage Cultural Center, 716 Ocean Blvd., Atlantic Beach. Show continues 8 p.m. Feb. 7-8, 2 p.m. Feb. 9, 8 p.m. Feb. 14-15. (904) 249-7177 or abettheatre.com.

Live music, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday-Saturday, The Jacksonville Landing, on the Coca-Cola Riverfront Stage, weather permitting. (904) 353-1188 or jacksonvillelanding.com.

 

SATURDAY

“Small Steps to Health and Wealth” Online Challenge, online Feb. 1-March 1, njaes.rutgers, edu/sshw. Online class helps achieve personal self-improvement goals with an online challenge and a 132-page workbook that can be downloaded. Program based on the performance of 10 recommended practices on a daily basis: five that involve health and nutrition and five that involve financial management. Go to website and click on SSHW Online Individual Challenge, then register an account. Directions are user friendly. (904) 255-7450 or njaes.rutgers, edu/sshw.

Wolfson Children’s Challenge, 4 a.m., Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. Features a 55-mile ultra marathon, 4 a.m.; a 5-mile ultra relay, 4:30 a.m.; 1-mile fun run, 10 a.m. Includes family activities and live entertainment. (904) 202-2919, wolfsonchildrenschallenge.org or 1stplacesports.com.

Reading Education Conference, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Jacksonville University’s Davis College of Business, 2800 University Blvd. N. Features leading area teachers sharing the latest K-12 teaching methods and strategies. $10. Register by Thursday. (904) 256-7811 or ju.edu/ctc.

“Caregiving for the Caregiver” Workshop, registration 8:30 a.m., program 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Legends Center, 5130 Soutel Drive. Program allows family caregivers an opportunity to connect with professionals and caregiving resources to support them in their journey. communityhospice.com.

Run With a Mission to benefit Faithful Servant Missions, 9 a.m., Nocatee Greenway Trails, 245 Nocatee Center Way. Includes a 5K, 10K and a one mile run. Registration, fsm4u.org or prsracetiming.com

Lifeguard Orientation meetings/tryouts, tryouts, 9 a.m., Solomon Calhoun Community Center, 1300 Duval St., St. Augustine; meeting, 11 a.m., Fire Rescue Beach Office, 366 Florida A1A Beach Blvd., St. Augustine. Tryouts continue Feb. 22 and March 1 and 22. The Marine Rescue Academy classes start in March. (904) 209-1750 or sjcfl.us.

School of the 16th Century, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., The Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, 11 Magnolia Ave., St. Augustine. Features displays, demonstrations, training drills, interpretations and camp life. $12 adults, 11 seniors, $8 children 6-12. (904) 829-3168 or fountainofyouthflorida.com.

Union Garrison, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon Sunday, Fort Clinch State Park, 2601 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach. Includes demonstrations, living history interpreters and soldier drills. $6 per vehicle up to eight people, $4 a vehicle for one person; $2 bicyclists and pedestrians; fort admission $2. (904) 277-7274. or floridastateparks.org/fortclinch.

Water Education Festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Museum of Science & History, 1025 Museum Circle. Includes the city of Jacksonville Environmental Protection Board and the St. Johns River Water Management District with a free admission day. Includes activities, presentations, food trucks and guided boat tours along the St. Johns River. Program in conjunction with the “Green Revolution REnewed” exhibit. Museum open until 6 p.m. Planetarium programs $5 per person. themosh.org.

Antique Appraisal, noon-4 p.m., Barrows Hall, 4385 Wilbank Ave., Penney Farms. Private appointments can be made for full appraisals. $5 per item appraised, limit three items per person. (904) 529-1496.

Book discussion, 2 p.m., Chamblin’s Uptown, 215 N. Laura St. Features “Everything that Remains” by Joshua Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus (The Minimalists). Free. (904) 674-0868.

Starfish Circus, 2 and 7 p.m., Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, 2445 San Diego Road. Includes student performers from Pine Forest Elementary, LaVilla School of the Arts and Douglas Anderson. $10. (904)346-5620.

The Best of the Limelight Theatre’s Celebrity Cabaret to benefit the Limelight Theatre, party, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; performance 8-10:30 p.m., Flagler College’s Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada St., St. Augustine. Features a tribute to George McClure. $100, party and performance; $25, general admission, show only. (904) 825-1164 or limelight-theatre.org.

“A Night for Heroes” Gala, 6 p.m., Sawgrass Marriott Resort & Spa, 1000 PGA Tour Blvd. $175 a person. Program honors the men and women of TraumaOne, the area’s only adult and pediatric Level I trauma center. Includes dinner, dancing, a presentation, live music and auctions. (904) 224-1060 or anightforheroes.com.

Jazz Saxophonist Kirk Whalum, 7 and 10 p.m., Ritz Theatre and Museum, 829 N. Davis St. $27-$34. (904)632-5555.

All in the Timing, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Fernandina Little Theatre, 1014 Beech St. Show continue 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6-8. (904)277-2202 or ameliaflt.org.

Broadway Rox, 8 p.m., Times-Union Center, 300 Water St. $32-$42. (904) 442-2929 or artistseriesjax.org.

Dark Side of the Moon — The Music of Pink Floyd, 8 p.m., Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 W. Water St. Features Randy Jackson as lead vocals. $18-$75. (904) 354-5547 or jaxsymphony.org.

“Evening of Story and Song,” 8-10:15 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church’s Burns Hall, 801 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach. Features actor/singer Ronny Cox and Friends. (904)415-1388.

 

MONDAY

Dance, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays, Orange Park Senior Center, 414 Stowe Ave. Features a live 3-piece dance band. $5. (904) 396-1997.

 

TUESDAY

Tapas Tuesdays at The Cafe, 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays, The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, 829 Riverside Ave. Includes area musicians, beer and wine tastings paired with tapas. Free. (904) 899-6022.

Dance, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Lane Wiley Senior Citizens Center, 6710 Wiley Road. Features a live 2-piece dance band. $5. (904) 260-8061.

 

WEDNESDAY

Art Walk, 5-9 p.m., downtown restaurants, museums, art galleries and The Jacksonville Landing. Rain or shine. iloveartwalk.com.

Glenn Miller Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., Wilson Center, 11901 Beach Blvd. $38.50. (904) 442-2929 or artistseriesjax.org.

 

Fax to (904) 359-4478 or email events@jacksonville.com. Complete listing at jacksonville.com/calendars. To put your event in the free online calendar, go to events.jacksonville.com.