Category Archives: What to Do

Spring has sprung!

It’s Easter weekend.  If you like egg hunts, what could be more Florida than an underwater egg hunt?  I didn’t even know they had those, but there are a couple (plus some other, more traditional activities).

Eggs and bunnies not your thing?  Try the Mandarin Arts Festival!

No?  Okay, then stick to the basics – go to the beach or stay in the Library and study.  (I would pick the Library!)

Things to do this weekend.

Need a stress-buster this weekend? Try the fourth annual MuckRuckus (f/k/a the Mud Run). Either 5k or 10k, your $60.00 entry fee will benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Check here for more information: Multiple Sclerosis Society MuckRuckus

If you would rather forget your troubles from a sitting position, go see the Peking Acrobats Saturday at the Thrasher-Horne Center. Tickets are as low as $15.00.

If you prefer music, the 23rd Annual Great Atlantic Music Festival is on this Saturday.

A couple of things to do this weekend

Welcome to spring! What are some things I love about Spring? March Madness, movies and marshmallow bunnies!  Take a minute this weekend to have some of all three: make sure you take in at least one of the last Elite Eight Men’s Basketball GamesThe Hunger Games is the biggest movie draw this weekend (and, since it is based on a book, a Librarian’s favorite). Finally, learn how to make marshmallows (not quite bunnies, but once you learn how, just be creative!).  Enjoy the first weekend of Spring!

MPRE and Spring Break

Are you taking the MPRE this weekend? Then check out the materials we have available for your last minute studying.

Not sure what to do over spring break? The librarians will be here all week, ready to help you with your ALWR and LP research. If you’re looking to get out of the library and do something around town, check out Goby, a search engine designed specifically for finding things to do, no matter where you are!


Things to do this Weekend – the Harlem Globetrotters, Auditions, and Monster Trucks

If you weren’t able to get tickets to the now-sold-out Vagina Monologues, there are still other things to do this weekend in Jacksonville!

Harlem Globetrotters 
What: You think you know The Globetrotters? Think again because you’ve NEVER seen them like this. This year’s team will not only feature your favorite Globetrotters – Big Easy, Flight Time, Special K, Scooter, etc., but also a whole new exciting class of rookies that will have your family talking about this year’s show forever.
When: Friday, 3/2/12 at 7:00 PM
Where: Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena (Map)
Cost: Tickets start at just $22.
For More Information: Ticketmaster; The Florida Times UnionHarlem Globetrotters 2012 World Tour Preview

Twentieth Century Auditions
What: The Hecht-MacArthur comedy is set in the observation car of the Twentieth Century Limited, traveling from Chicago to New York’s Grand Central Terminal. Aboard the luxury train are egomaniacal theatre producer Oscar Jaffe, desperately in need of a hit, and his former paramour and protégé, temperamental actress Lily Garland (born Mildred Plotka), who abandoned him for a Hollywood career. Oscar is determined to sign her for his new show, and Lily is just as determined to ignore his advances, both professional and personal. AUDITIONS WILL BE COLD READINGS FROM THE SCRIPT.
When: Saturday, 3/3/12 at 1:00 PM
Where: Theatre Jacksonville (Map)
Cost: Free.
For More Information: Audition Notice

Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam
What: Monster Jam will feature USHRA Monster Trucks including Grave Digger® driven by Dennis Anderson, Maximum Destruction® driven by Neil Elliott, El Toro Loco® driven by Chuck Werner, Monster Mutt® Dalmatian driven by Candice Jolly, Mohawk Warrior℠ driven by George Balhan, Advance Auto Parts Grinder℠ driven by Lupe Soza, Madusa, Stone Crusher driven by Steve Sims, Monster Magic driven by Bryan Wright, Bounty Hunder driven by Jim Creten , Scarlet Bandit driven by Dawn Creten, Gunslinger driven by Scott Hartsock, Raminator driven by Mark Hall, Rammunition driven by Mat Dishman, Predator, and Pouncer!
When: Saturday, 3/3/12 at 7:00 PM (Gates open at 5:00 PM)
Where: Everbank Field (Map)
Cost: Tickets start at just $20 (plus parking).
For More Information: Visit JacksonvilleThe Florida Times Union; Jax Events

Mid-Term Exams, Daytona or Orlando?

Many of you have mid-term exams next week, so it might be a good idea to buckle down and hit the books this weekend!  Remember that study aids from the Academic Success Collection can be checked out for 3 days at a time.  Also, try to get some rest in between those marathon study sessions.

However, for those of you who are fortunate enough not to have mid-term exams and would like a fun, action-filled weekend, there are a couple of options! You could head to Daytona for the Daytona 500, or catch the NBA All-Stars in action in Orlando.

Things to do the Weekend – Amelia Island Book Fest

Check out the 11th annual Amelia Island Book Festival this weekend (Friday, February 17th – Sunday, February 19th).  There are workshops and meet-and-greets with dozen of authors including Steve Berry, Paula McLain, David Morrell, and Bill Belleville.  See for the schedule and specific locals.

Farmers Riverside Arts Market (FRAM) this Saturday

Looking for something fun that also supports local farmers? Go to the Farmers Riverside Arts Market otherwise known as FRAM. It is located the under the canopy of the Fuller Warren Bridge at 715 Riverside Avenue. It is open from 10am to 1pm only on Saturdays and you will find many local farmers and specialty food vendors. A student told me about it and I go whenever I have a Saturday off. Also note they welcome well behaved dogs! Bring your dogs and have a great time!  (Note, on March 3rd, the whole Riverside Arts Market opens back up too!)

Farmers Riverside Arts Market



Fun Things To Do This Weekend

Need something to do this weekend to get your mind off the past week? The past month? Well, this weekend is full of exciting things to do in Jacksonville. In case you missed the past few months somehow, this Sunday is SUPER BOWL SUNDAY! The Giants and Patriots will duke it out in Indianapolis this Sunday February 5, 2012 at 6:30pm.

If you aren’t into football you can catch a day filled with basketball at Veterans Memorial Arena on Saturday February 4, 2012. The Jacksonville University Women’s and then the Men’s Basketball teams will play against Florida Gulf Coast University. If that’s not enough basketball for you stick around to see Jacksonville’s minor league basketball team the Giants defend against the Fayetteville Flight at 7:00pm.
Not a sports fan? Check out First Coast Fashion Week. There are cocktail parties, runway shows, and after parties Friday and Saturday nights. Tickets are still available.

If Salvador Dali is more your style, then don’t miss the closing of the Avondale Artwork’s presentation of Salvador Dali: The Argillet Collection.
Have a Great Weekend!

Things to do this weekend

Need to take a break from the law?

The Pilot Club of Jacksonville is holding their 62nd Annual Charities Antuques Show and Sale at the Jacksonville Fairgrounds. Admission is $10.00. 35 antiques dealers will be there from all over the country.

The Lincolnville Farmer’s Market at 339 Riberia St., St. Augustine is open from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm every Sunday.

Finally, if you want to do something midweek, try the First Wednesday Arts Walk.