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Around the Region: Clay Commission set for special meeting on Big League Dreams

Posted: February 28, 2014 - 8:02pm
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This rendering shows the Big League Dreams configuration used in the proposed mega ballpark multi-sport complex in Middleburg.
This rendering shows the Big League Dreams configuration used in the proposed mega ballpark multi-sport complex in Middleburg.

JACKSONVILLE BEACH

Council looks into redevelopment district

The Jacksonville Beach City Council will discuss establishing a redevelopment district and list of projects for a Community Development Block Grant when it meets at 7 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 11 Third St. N.

 

NEPTUNE BEACH

Electro Lounge at Lillie’s Coffee Bar

The Electro Lounge on WJCT-National Public Radio will broadcast live 9-11 p.m. Tuesday at Lillie’s Coffee Bar, 200 First St., Neptune Beach, to promote upcoming The Brumos Companies 3X5 Classic Film Festival, which is March 28-Sunday, March 30, at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 N. Florida A1A. For more, pvconcerthall.com.

 

CLAY

Commission meets on Big League Dreams

The County Commission will have a special meeting at 2 p.m. Tuesday to get an update about the proposed Big League Dreams mega-ballpark multi-sports complex in Middleburg. The meeting is at the county administration building, 477 Houston St., Green Cove Springs.

 

FLEMING ISLAND

Golden Eagles football team contributes to pantry

The Fleming Island High School Golden Eagles football team collected nearly 400 pounds of food for the Food Pantry of Green Cove Springs to earn the nonprofit’s inaugural First Down Football Challenge.

 

ORANGE PARK

Musician Courtney Miller comes home for concert

Orange Park High graduate Courtney Miller, a Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra and Concert on the Green Concerto competitions winner, will be returning for a 2:30 p.m. concert March 9 at Grace Episcopal Church, 245 Kingsley Ave., Orange Park. Miller, now a professional musician in Boston, will be performing on the oboe accompanied by Ayako Yoda on piano. A $10 donation is suggested. For more, courtneymilleroboe.com.

 

FERNANDINA BEACH

Yoga event benefits library

Friends of the Library hosts “In Search of Yoga, Travels to India and Beyond” with yoga instructor Gianna Ragona-Suarez at noon Wednesday at Café Karibo, 27 N. Third St. Tickets are $20 available through Saturday at the Fernandina branch library at 25 N. Fourth St.

 

AMELIA ISLAND

Festivals of Speed March 6-8

The second annual Amelia Island Festivals of Speed will be March 6-8 at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, 48 Amelia Village Circle, with 500 exotic car and motorcycle displays and a luxury lifestyle party. March 6 is the auction preview 3-6 p.m.; March 7 runs 9 a.m.-7 p.m. followed by an 8-11 p.m. reception; and March 8 is 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Admission to the car show is $10 and VIP admission to the lifestyle party is $285. For more, festivalsofspeed.com.

 

ST. JOHNS

Creeks Athletic Association Track and Field

The Creeks Athletic Association in northwest St. Johns County will have registration for track and field 4-6 p.m. the next two Sundays at Plantation Park Field House, 3100 Racetrack Road, St. Johns. For more, caaleague.org/caa.

 

ST. AUGUSTINE

American Culinary Federation chefs gather

From left, Chefs William Castleberry of Jacksonville, Scott Bennett of Jacksonville, Phil Brown of St. Augustine, David Bearl of St. Augustine and Michael Deihl of Atlanta were featured at a recent American Culinary Federation chapter meeting at First Coast Technical College in St. Augustine. Deihl, vice president of the federation’s Southeast Region, was guest speaker.

 

ST. JOHNS

HUGS Across the County virtual book drive

HUGS Across the County has created a virtual book drive on FirstBook to benefit students at Title I schools in the school district. Donated money will be used to purchase new books for kindergarten through second grade students. For more, supporters.firstbook.org/goto/hugs across the county.

 
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