Jacksonville Animal Care and Control recently got an influx of 80 seized dogs. That means the current residents of the city animal shelter need to find homes quickly! Through the end of March, any pet can be adopted for $30, but the really great deals are on dogs five years and older who can be brought home for free. (Even the $20 city license fee has been waived.) Dogs who are three to five have no adoption fee, just a $20 city tag fee. And all pets of any kind who have been at the shelter more than 30 days can be adopted for $10. Adoption hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Odyssey’s Shipwreck! Pirates and Treasure exhibit has been held over at the Museum of Science and History (MOSH) on Jacksonville’s revived Southbank Riverwalk. The exhibit featuring technology and treasures from ship salvage operations will be open through April 5. However, those visiting on March 27 or April 3 will get a bargain. Entry to MOSH is $5 on Fridays. The usual adult entry fee is $10. Also on Fridays — the museum is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
MOSH is at 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, 904-396-6674.
March 19 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 free 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.
Southern rockers The Corbitt Brothers are the closing act of the Belk Music Fest, a free one-day festival at the Jacksonville Beach Sea Walk Pavilion on Saturday, March 14. The celebration of southern music–pop, soul, country and bluegrass–begins at noon and continues until 9:30 p.m. Vendors selling southern foods, brews and beverages will be on hand, along with local artists and crafters. Other musicians scheduled include Jackie Venson, Austin Park, Brady Clampett, The Down Home Band, January May, and Jackson Vegas.
The annual Mutt March Fun Walk and Festival benefitting the Jacksonville Humane Society will be held Saturday March 7 at The Landing from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The festival fun is free, although dog walkers must register to take pledges for the Humane Society. At the festival, you’ll have a chance to bid on silent auction items, play games, adopt pets, buy food and other products, plus play with all those tail-wagging dogs.
Drop into the Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt store at Baymeadows or Jacksonville Beach for a free Italian gelato. Click here for coupon and details. Sweet Frog usually has two flavors of soft-serve gelato on tap, along with several frozen yogurt flavors.
Get something fab-but-affordable for your sweetie (or yourself) at Salena’s Accessories, the Atlantic Beach shop that offers handbags, jewelry and other items that pay “homage” to expensive designer fare. The shop is having a Valentine’s sale through Saturday, February 14. Spend $35 and get an automatic $10 off. Buy a red handbag and get an additional $5 off, plus many other items are sale.
If you’re in love with frozen yogurt, hop over to sweetFrog for a sweet Valentine’s Day deal for couples. In celebration of the holiday, the frozen yogurt chain is offering couples a large 24-ounce yogurt with their favorite toppings to share for $8 from Feb. 13 to Feb. 15. Singles are not left out — bring a platonic friend along for a buy-one-get-one FREE offer on any size during the same dates. For locations, click here.
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Bali Cargo Company. in Neptune Beach is celebrating Valentine’s Day early, with a jewelry and wine event on February 12. Come to the trendy imports boutique from 5 to 8 p.m. to shop from a new cache of recycled copper and stone jewelry, plus other baubles, from Bali. Shoppers will get a free glass of wine, good company, and–with purchases over $75–a free necklace.