Nov 192014

ram holidazzleRiverside Arts Market is hosting the DogFest Walk ‘n Roll–the signature national event of Canine Companions for Independence–this Saturday, November 22. Bring your favorite pooch along and participate in the walk ‘n roll fundraiser, or just check out the Doggie Kissing Booth, the pet health answer booth, the doggie tattoos and get a Santa picture with Fideaux.  The Walk ‘n Roll begins at 10:30 a.m.  Throughout the day, there will be live music, including the Navy Band Southeast Brass Band performing jazz favorites, plus canine-related crafts and doggie treats.

The market is bustling every Saturday morning beginning at 10 a.m.  Visitors come to the Riverside Avenue plaza under the Fuller Warren Bridge for live entertainment, crafts, artists, gourmet packaged foods and onsite refreshments. A stop at the RAM food court is highly recommended. The free fun goes on until 4 p.m.

Nov 192014

beaches art walkNovember 20  offers a great chance to shop from an assembled multitude of Beaches artists and crafts mavens at the Beaches Art Walk. Every third Thursday of the month from 5 to 9 p.m., strollers through Atlantic and Neptune Beach Town Center can peruse handmade jewelry, photography, paintings and crafts from dozens of artists, plus enjoy live music and specials offered by participating North Beaches Art Walk merchants.  Start your walk at the Adele Grage Cultural Center in Atlantic Beach, then take a shuttle bus to Beaches Town Center for the rest of the fun.

Oct 292014

Schedule an adult class for January at Yes You Canvas! and you’ll get 30-percent off the regular  session admission of $35.  The catch is that you have to make the reservation by midnight October 31. Admission includes canvas, paints, brushes–everything you need to create a work of art.   Check the calendar and sign up online at   The studio is at 2777-32 University Blvd. West,  at University and St. Augustine Road.

Sep 262014

What’s the latest buzz? From now to Sept. 29, stop by any participating McDonald’s for a FREE small McCafé coffee — no purchase necessary. McCafé coffee is a freshly brewed, whole-bean roasted coffee with a bold, rich flavor, made from fully ripened 100% Arabica beans harvested by hand in Central America, South America and Indonesia. Limit one per customer, per visit. The freebie is available during breakfast hours only, drive-through or dine-in.

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Sep 042014

BuddyStrut Your Mutt, the annual fundraiser sponsored by Best Friends Animal Society, aims to raise $145,000 for homeless pets on Saturday, September 6, at Riverside Park. The fun run/walk and festival goes on from 8 a.m.–registration time–to the festival end at 1 p.m. In between, you can walk your dog and raise donations, or just join in the free festival fun with doggie photos, human and pet treats, contests and games.

Aug 262014

music noteFriday The Jacksonville Landing kicks off the Labor Day weekend with a free courtyard concert on the river by country band Lonestar, starting at 7 p.m.  Opening acts include Natalie Nicole Green and The Steven Flowers Band.