The Karpeles Manuscript Museum, at West 1st and Laura Sts., is hosting The Boy Scout Exhibit, featuring documents from the earliest days of Scouting. Admission is free all week. The museum is closed on Sundays.
Jacksonville Animal Care and Control will allow you to adopt any dog or cat that is 3 years or older for free.
Tuesdays from 4 to 9 p.m., The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens offers free admission to anyone. This Tuesday, local artist Sharla Valeski is onsite as the “Artist in Store.”
Wednesday, July 31, kids grades K-6 can gather at the Mandarin branch of the Jacksonville Public Library from 3 to 4 p.m. for Curious Moon, a program of stories and puppets.
The Falling Bones plays vintage rock and R&B Thursday at 7 p.m. in St. Augustine. The concert is part of the summer-long Concerts in the Plaza series in the center of the Ancient City. Bring a picnic and a lawn chair, but no liquor allowed.
First Friday Art Walk in St. Augustine goes on from 5 to 9 p.m. on August 2, with special exhibits at dozens of local galleries, plus entertainment and refreshments at various locales.
Bank of America credit card holders can visit the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) or the Museum of Science and History (MOSH) for free Saturday or Sunday, August 3-4.
Friday night from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. you can listen to The George Aspinall Band at the Jacksonville Landing, Riverfront Courtyard Stage. Saturday, Big Leg Emma takes the stage from 8 p.m. to midnight.
Home Depot is offering a free workshop for kids on Saturday, August 3 from 9 a.m. to noon. Budding crafters will make a Home Depot load-and-go truck to take home.
The Riverside Arts Market takes over the plaza under the Fuller Warren Bridge on Riverside Ave. on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can spend money shopping, or you can kick back and enjoy the free live entertainment scheduled throughout the day.
MOCA Jacksonville at 333 North Laura St. downtown, offers free admission to families–adults with children under 18–on Sundays.
The Songwriters Concert happens Sunday, August 4 at the Adele Grage Theater, Atlantic Beach, from 6 to 8 p.m. Come early to enjoy a free concert by local performers.