The City of Jacksonville is accepting nominations for the 2011 Jacksonville Jazz Festival Hall of Fame. The Jacksonville Jazz Hall of Fame serves to recognize those who have made significant contributions to jazz in Jacksonville.
The Jacksonville Symphony Guild has announced that the 17-acre Coxwell Estate, located at 9433 Coxwell Lane in Jacksonville, will be its 2011 Designer Showhouse. The Showhouse will feature a variety of fundraising events to benefit the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra.
More than 100 contestants battled it out at the Museum of Science & History’s LEGO Competition held today. The contestants, which included kindergartners through 9th graders, worked in teams or as individuals to construct original LEGO designs. The top prize winners included a farmhouse, a moveable bridge and a spaceship.
Parents looking for ways to stretch a dollar in this challenging economy are in luck. On Saturday, February 5, the Museum of Science & History will partner with St. Johns River Water Management District and the City of Jacksonville Environmental Protection Board to host the annual Water Education Festival, a free admission day.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Talbot Islands State Parks invite visitors to explore the area’s natural environment throughout the month of February. Visitors will have the chance to discover the importance of the wildlife and vegetation that is part of north Florida’s barrier islands. No reservations are necessary and the programs are free with regular park admission.
Winter in Jacksonville is mild, and spring temperatures and festivals are just around the corner. This season, visitors to Northeast Florida get excited about an inaugural lacrosse tournament, The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens 50th Anniversary celebration, the new Aloft Jacksonville Tapestry Park – Jacksonville’s first LEED certified hotel and new diverse activities and experiences.