There are volunteer opportunities during Beaches Art Fest 2015. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 3, in Jacksonville Beach.Volunteers are sought who like fun, easy tasks and short shifts between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. First come, first serve. For more information, contact [email protected]
BULLARD AT BEACHES ART FEST Artist and potter Tim Bullard will be at the upcoming annual Beaches Art Fest on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See how he builds his art at his potter’s wheel on the porch of the Beaches Museum at 381 Beach Blvd.Bullard works in clay and mixed media and has been for over 35 years in North Florida. He carves, scratches, presses, stamps, tortures, manipulates and illustrates on clay and porcelain. Recent works include house hair Raku, tortured surface vessels and sculptures and under glaze illustrated multi-color porcelain.For more information, email [email protected]
CAMPOUT UNDER THE STARS The City of Atlantic Beach Family Fun Day and Campout under the Stars returns to Jack Russell Park on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 3 to 10 p.m.Reserve your campsite early before they sell out. Campers can reserve a 10 x 10 campsite for a $10 fee through Sept. 31st, and $15 thereafter.This year continues the Saturday Family Fun Day activities and performances for kids of all ages. Afternoon and evening events, including the Twilight Movie, “How to Train Your Dragon,” and popcorn are all free and open to the public. Bring your blanket and chairs and spend time with family and friends at Russell Park field, located on Plaza Drive west of Atlantic Beach City Hall, 800 Seminole Road.Complete registration forms for camping and choose your campsite are at the Recreation Office, 716 Ocean Blvd,, weekdays 8-11:30 a.m. and 1-4:30 p.m. Call 247-5828 for more information or visit www.coab.us/events.
DON’T MISS THE TRAIN Join the Beaches Museum for its newest exhibit about the history of trains in Northeast Florida.The exhibit will be on display in the historic Mayport Depot in the museum’s History Park. The exhibit brings alive the early railways at the Beaches, Henry Flagler’s development of the Florida East Coast Railway, and the role that they played in the history of the community.Stop by the opening for guided tours, activities for kids, and a model train display that will run along the track line by the local Beaches stations.For more information, visit www.BeachesMuseum.org or call (904) 241-5657.