Yes, there is still weekend fun to be had after Halloween.
Keep the spirit of celebration alive and keep yourself entertained at the same time.
With the Greater Jacksonville Fair & Expo opening on November 6, perhaps something more sedate is just the ticket this weekend, while you rest up from Halloween.
- 4th Annual Halloween Candy Buy Back – Fri., Nov. 1, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Cypress Point Family Dentistry, 8130 Baymeadows Circle West, Unit 103, Jacksonville, Fla. Admission: FREE & open to the public, donations accepted Nov. 4-6. Please bring unopened candy to Cypress Point Family Dentistry to receive $1 (up to $5) for each pound of candy. ALL candy will be donated to our US Troops serving our country through the help of Operation Gratitude. Operation Gratitude is a non-profit organization that sends care packages to our troops. The troops use the candy either for themselves or to give the children in their location. At our event, we will have coloring books and note-pads so that you can write a letter to send along with your candy. For more information, please visit riosmiles.com.
- Choral Evensong – Sun., Nov. 3, 5 p.m. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 4129 Oxford Ave., Jacksonville, Fla. Admission: FREE & open to the public. The St. Mark’s Choir offers a lovely Choral Evensong for the Feast of All Saints featuring beautiful classical organ and choral music. For more information, please visit www.stmarksjacksonville.org.
- Dad All Day – Sat., Nov. 2, 1 p.m. Repeats Sat., Dec. 7, 1 p.m. Schell-Sweet Community Resource Center, 1697 Kings Rd. on the campus of historic Edward Waters College, Jacksonville, Fla. Admission: FREE & open to the public. Family Support Services of North Florida (FSS) offers D.A.D. – a free fatherhood program for dads of all ages. Fathers come together for learning, discussion and networking. Learn to be a great dad 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Find out how to be involved in your child’s life and to develop stronger relationships with your family. Program includes learning skills in fathering, relationships and communications; also provides a network of dads discussing fatherhood. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 904-864-5390. www.fssfax.org.
- Jacksonville University Orchestra and Massed Choirs perform Faure’s Requiem – Sun., Nov. 3, 6 -7:15 p.m. All Saints Episcopal Church, 4171 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville, Fla. Admission: FREE & open to the public. Celebrate All Saints Sunday and All Saints Episcopal Church’s 128th year of ministry in the Jacksonville community. A special reception follows featuring a decorative display by the Artist Guild that celebrates All Souls Day. allsaintsjax.org.
- Rural Folklife Days –Wed., Oct. 30, 9 a.m.-Fri., Nov. 1, 2:30 p.m. Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, 11016 Lillian Saunders Dr., White Springs, Fla. Admission: $5 per person. Celebrates the region’s rural past with demonstrations and hands-on learning activities. Visitors can taste jellies, play traditional games, churn butter, sing songs, hear storytelling, quilt on a frame, taste sugar cane, assist a blacksmith, learn about lye soap, watch demonstrations of old-fashioned cane grinding and learn to fish. For more information, please call toll free 1-877-635-3655 or visit www.FloridaStateParks.org/stephenfoster.
- Seafood Festival – Sat., Nov. 2, 2 p.m. Central Park in Town Center, 975 Central Ave., Palm Coast, Fla. Admission: FREE & open to the public. Features great seafood, entertainment, exhibitors and children’s village. For more information, please call 386-986-2323 or visit www.palmcoastgov.com/events.
- Wings of Dreams Fly-In/Cruise-In Breakfast – Sat., Nov. 2, 8 a.m.-10 a.m. Keystone Heights Airport, 7100 Airport Rd., Starke, Fla. Admission: $7 adults, $4 children (9 & under), Complimentary breakfast for WWII and Korean War veterans. Breakfast Buffet to benefit the Wings of Dreams Aviation Museum First come, first served. Breakfast buffet includes: eggs, bacon, sausage, grits, biscuits, fruit, juice, coffee. “Fly into History” program – “Honoring Those Who Served” – speaker, dedication, flyover, patriotic songs. Classic aircraft and cars on display. Guided tours of historic space artifacts after fly-in. For more information, please call 352-256-8037.
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