Rummage for Rescue, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Safe Animal Shelter, 2913 County Road 220, Middleburg. Accepting donations of all items except clothes. safeanimalshelter.com.
Education Summit themed â€œParental Involvement,â€ 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Main Library, 303 N. Laura St. Speaker is Tony Miller, deputy secretary and chief operating officer at the U.S. Department of Education. Afternoon includes five mini-workshops. (904) 355-2787 or coj.net/mayor/education/education-summit.aspx.
Viva Florida 500: Florida Book Club, 10:30 a.m., Bartram Trail branch library, Bartram Trail Library, 60 Davis Pond Blvd. Book to discuss is â€œTheir Eyes Were Watching Godâ€ by Zora Neale Hurston. (904) 287-4929.
Trio Cleonice in concert, 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., Friday Musicale, 645 Oak St. Free. (904) 355-7584 or fridaymusicale.com.
Jacksonville Home and Patio Show, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Prime Osborn Convention Center, 1000 W. Water St. $10 adults; $5 seniors 60 and older and students 6-12, at the door only. jacksonvillehomeshows.com.
Discover the Dinosaurs, noon-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, The Jacksonville Fairgrounds. Exhibit plus includes the exhibit, the theater, a coloring station, scavenger hunt, rides, mini golf and inflatables. Exhibit only does not include unlimited rides, mini golf and inflatables. $17 adults, $15 seniors 65 and older; $20 children 2-12, exhibit plus; $12 children 2-12, exhibit only (at the door only); ride tickets $5-$6. discoverthedinosaurs.com.
Fundraiser to benefit Seaside Community Charter School, 2-4 p.m., Alterman Johnson Chiropractors, 423 Third St. N., Jacksonville Beach. Includes raffle prizes. (904) 247-3933.
â€œSea Your History Weekend: Oh My Stars,â€ 3-6 p.m. Friday, on long-lost shipwrecks; 9 a.m. Saturday, work on traditional wooden boatbuilding by building a boat from past centuries; 11 a.m. Saturday, Smithsonian Presentation; St. Augustine Lighthouse Museum, 81 Lighthouse Ave. Weekend value pack, $25. (904) 829-0745 or staugustinelighthouse.org.
Lions Club Seafood and Music Festival, 3-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Francis Field, 29 Castillo Drive, St. Augustine. Includes arts and crafts, live entertainment, a Kid Zone and prizes. (904) 829-1753 or lionsfestival.com.
Community Opening, 4-8 p.m., The Cummer Museum of Art Gardens, 829 Riverside Ave. Opening of â€œThe Tsarsâ€™ Cabinet: Two Hundred Years of Russian Decorative Arts Under the Romanovs.â€ Includes art-making, live music with Russian pianist Yana Weaver and a tour of the exhibit at 5 p.m. Free. (904) 899-6004 or cummer.org.
First Friday Artwalk, 5-9 p.m., begin at San Sebastian Winery, 157 King St. Features a self-guided art walk to area galleries with exhibits, music, entertainment and refreshments. (904) 829-0065 or artgalleriesofstaugustine.com.
Harlem Globetrotters, interactive pre-event, 5:30-6 p.m.; show 7 p.m.; Veterans Memorial Arena. $23-$113; Magic Pass, $20. (904) 630-3900 or jaxevents.com.
Racing injuries talk, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Jacksonville Running Company, 9823 Tapestry Park Circle. Topic is â€œCommon Foot and Ankle Injuries.â€ Reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
â€œHamlet,â€ presented by the Thespian Honor Society/Drama Club, 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Orange Park High School, 2300 Kingsley Ave. (904) 272-8110.
Two one-act plays, â€œLaundry and Bourbonâ€ and â€œLonestar,â€ 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jacksonville Universityâ€™s Swisher Theater, 2800 University Blvd. N. $10 adults, $7 seniors 62 and older and military, $5 students and children younger than 17. JU employees get in free with ID. (904) 256-7349.
Spring Opera Production, presented by the Opera Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Monday, University of North Floridaâ€™s Robinson Theater. $18 adults, UNF students get in free with ID. (904) 620-2878.
Shakespeareâ€™s â€œAs You Like It,â€ 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Flagler Collegeâ€™s Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada St. Show continues 7:30 p.m. March 8-9, 2 p.m. March 10. (904) 826-8600.
Daryl Hall and John Oates, 8 p.m., St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340 Florida A1A S. $34.50-$79.50. (904) 471-1965 or staugamphitheatre.com.
Loudon Wainwright III Concert, 8 p.m., Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 Florida A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach. $30, $35. (904) 209-0399 or pvconcerthall.com.
Live music by Full Throttle, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., The Jacksonville Landing. (904) 353-1188 or jacksonvillelanding.com.
Billy Elliot â€” The Musical, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 1:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 W. Water St. Tickets start at $37. (904) 442-2929 or artistseriesjax.org.
â€œThe Triangle Factory Fire Project,â€ 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Theatre Jacksonville, Harold K. Smith Playhouse, 2032 San Marco Blvd. Show continues 8 p.m. March 8-9, 2 p.m. March 10, 7:30 p.m. March 14, 8 p.m. March 15-16. $25, adults; $20 Thursdays/Sundays only, seniors age 60 and older and students and military with ID. (904) 396-4425 or theatrejax.com.
NJROTC Area Twelve Drill Championship, 7:30 a.m., Cecil Field Commerce Center, U.S. Coast Guard hanger; relay races competition, 2:45 p.m., the track near the hanger. (904) 542-8793.
Tessa Godwin Memorial Super Ride to benefit Dreams Come True, guided trail ride, 10 a.m.; festivities, noon-3 p.m.; Diamond D Ranch, Solomon Road. Includes games, hayrides, a petting zoo, live entertainment, a silent auction and door prizes. (904) 289-9331.
5K Foam Fest, 9 a.m., Equestrian Center of Jacksonville, 13611C Normandy Blvd. Includes inflatables, army crawls, mud pits, cargo net climbs and water obstacles. (904) 573-3163 or jaxevents.com.
Family Day Boat Trip, 9-11 a.m., Riverside Arts Market, under the Fuller Warren Bridge. Learn about the ecology of the river through hands-on activities. $15 adults, $10 children younger than 12. Reservations required. (904) 256-7022 or stjohnsriverkeeper.org.
Book Warehouse Sale, 9 a.m.-noon, University Park Library, 3435 University Blvd. N. $10 a bag. (904) 630-2304 or fjpl.org.
Super Saturday special tax assistance day, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., WorkSource Gateway mall, 5000-2 Norwood Ave. Features free income tax perparation for those with household incomes of $57,000 or less. (904) 632-0600 or realsensejax.org.
Mutt March to benefit the Jacksonville Humane Society, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., The Jacksonville Landing. Includes a walk at 10:30 a.m., live entertainment, activities for pets and kids, a silent auction and vendors. $30 a person, $25 a person for members of teams of four or more, $15 for students 13-22, $10 children 5-12; pets get in free. All prices $5 more at the gate. Registration, jaxhumane.org/muttmarch.
The Ultimate in Recyling, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Mandarin Garden Club, 2892 Loretto Road. Features clothing, purses and shoes for men, women and children. (904) 268-1192.
Garden Month 2013, throughout March, The Cummer Museum of Art Gardens, 829 Riverside Ave. Includes tours, music, activities, lectures and classes. (904) 356-6857 or cummer.org.
â– Saturday â€” Plant Sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Community Day, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., with live music, art-making activities and the St. Johns Riverkeeper Rain Barrel Sale ($65 a barrel or two for $120); artist demonstration, noon-3 p.m., with artists in the gardens demonstrating watercolor and acrylic painting and pastel drawing. Free.
â– Tuesday â€” St. John Riverkeeper Lecture, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Speakers are Bob Chabot, director of horticulture and facilities at the Jacksonville Zoo, and Jake Ingram of the Florida Native Plant Society, with â€œNative Plants in Garden Design.â€ Free.
â– March 8 â€” Garden concert, 7-9 p.m., with the Noel Freidline Quintet. Bring blankets, chairs, food and alcoholic beverages, if desired. $20 members, $25 nonmembers; food and beverages not included.
â– March 9 â€” Excursion Into Wild Florida with Jim Draper, for ages 13 and older, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Willie Brown Trail â€” Theodore Roosevelt Area, 13165 Mount Pleasant Road. Bring a lunch. $100 members, $115 nonmembers, $63 active docents.
Nature Photography Summit exhibit and trade show, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency Riverfront, 225 E. Coast Line Drive. Free. naturephotographysummit.com.
Union Garrison, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon Sunday, Fort Clinch State Park, 2601 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach. Includes demonstrations, living history interpreters and soldier drills. $6 per vehicle up to eight people, $4 a vehicle for one person; $2 bicyclists and pedestrians; fort admission $2. (904) 277-7274. or floridastateparks.org/fortclinch.
Citywide Dance Marathon to benefit the Childrenâ€™s Miracle Network, 9 a.m.-10:06 p.m., EverBank Stadiumâ€™s West Touchdown Club. Spectators, $10 adults, $5 children. jacksonvilledancemarathon.org.
Hogs for Dogs Bike Run to benefit the Clay County Humane Society, registration 9:30 a.m., Adamec Harley Davidson, Wells Road, to Whiteyâ€™s Fish Camp. $25 a person, includes dinner, a goodie bag, music, raffle and prizes. (904) 276-7729 or clayhumane.org.
Dr. Seussâ€™ Birthday celebration, 10 a.m. Saturday, 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, Ponte Vedra Beach branch library, 101 Library Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach, (904) 273-0495; 1 p.m. Saturday, Hastings branch library, 6195 S. Main St., (904)827-6970; Seussapalooza, 2 p.m. Saturday, Southeast branch, 15099 Deerwood Park Blvd., 996-0325.
Adult Book Club, 10 a.m.-noon, Clay County Headquarters Library, 1895 Town Center Blvd., Orange Park. Book to discuss is â€œMurder in the Cathedralâ€ by T.S. Eliot. Newcomers welcome. (904) 278-3722 or ccpl.lib.fl.us.
Arts Market season opening celebration, parade, 10 a.m.; opening ceremony with the Stanton College Prep Marching Band, 10:30 a.m.; Navy Band Southeast TGIF, 11:30 a.m.; Antique Animals, 1:30 p.m.; Farmers Riverside Arts Market, 715 Riverside Ave. riversideartsmarket.com.
Community First Saturdays themed Celebrating the Great St. Johns, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Coast Line Drive, Northbank Riverwalk. Includes a Mutt March, Tai Chi, a river hunt, scavenger hunt, the Shannon Miller Walking Group, free CPR demonstration, yoga, a musical petting zoo and other childrenâ€™s activities, local interest tents and food trucks. (904) 366-6638.
Stamp, Coin and Collectables Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Elkâ€™s Lodgee, 53 Old Kings Road, Palm Coast. Includes door prizes and dealers to give appraisals. stampandcoinclub.com.
Living History Day, 10:30-3:30 p.m., Fort Matanzas National Monument, 8635 Florida A1A, 15 miles south of St. Augustine. (904) 471-0116 or nps.gov/foma.
Cosmic Concerts, Laser Holiday, noon and 5 p.m. Saturdays, Museum of Science and History, 1025 Museum Circle. $5 a person, laser glasses $1. (904) 396-6674.
North Atlantic Right Whales, 2 p.m., Fort George Island Cultural State Parkâ€™s Ribault Club. Free. (904) 251-2320.
Auditions for â€œThe Me Nobody Knows,â€ 3-5 p.m., Stage Aurora Performance Hall, 5188 Norwood Ave., inside Gateway Town Center. (904) 765-7372.
Fun at The Landing, Suwanee River Jam auditions, 3-7 p.m.; live music by Sugar Bear, 8 p.m.-1 a.m.; The Jacksonville Landing. (904) 353-1188 or jacksonvillelanding.com.
Amelia Island International Wine and Food Tasting to benefit Wolfson Childrenâ€™s Hospital, presented by Amelia Island Sunrise Rotary, 7 p.m., Amelia Island Museum of History, 233 S. Third St., Fernandina Beach. Includes live and silent auctions, wine tastings, hors dâ€™oeuvres and wine experts. $45. (904) 358-2750 or ameliaislandwineandfoodtasting.com.
Glow Run 5K, 7 p.m.-midnight, Metropolitan Park and Marina, 4110 Gator Bowl Blvd., across from EverBank Field. Run followed by a dance party. (904) 630-0837.
â€œFame!â€ 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Jewish Community Alliance, 8505 San Jose Blvd. Show continues 7:30 p.m. March 9, 2 p.m. March 10. $7. Registration, (904) 730-2100, ext. 221.
Kebâ€™ Moâ€™, 8 p.m., Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 Florida A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach. $47.50, $57.50 first three rows. (904) 209-0367 or pvconcerthall.com.
The Royal Comedy Tour, 8 p.m., Veterans Memorial Arena. $50-$90. (904) 630-3900, jaxevents.com or royalcomedytour.com.
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra with â€œAmadeus,â€ 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 W. Water St. Program in collaboration with Players by the Sea. $25, $35, $45. (904) 354-5547 or jaxsymphony.org.
MG Walk, 9 a.m., The Jacksonville Landing. Event is a one or three-mile walk to raise awareness of and funds for Myasthenia Gravis research. (904) 353-1188 or jacksonvillelanding.com.
Hot Foods Nâ€™ Spicy Blues Festival, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., The Florida Agricultural Museum, 7900 Old Kings Road, Palm Coast. (386) 446-7630 or myagmuseum.com.
Front Porch Stories, 2-3 p.m., Mandarin Museum and Historical Society, 11964 Mandarin Road. Features long-time Mandarin resident Billy Barwald, on â€œStretch Your Mind,â€ with an antique mystery item. Series concludes March 10 with â€œWorld War II from the Perspective of One Who Served.â€ (904) 268-0784 or mandarinmuseum.net.
Reggae on the River, 5-9 p.m., The Jacksonville Landing. Features live music, a vendor expo and drink specials. Program takes place the first Sunday of every month. (904) 353-1188 or jacksonvillelanding.com.
Bruce Cockburn, 8 p.m., Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 Florida A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach. $30 in advance, $35 at the door. (904) 209-0367 or pvconcerthall.com.
Communication Week speakers: award-winning photojournalist Bruce Strong, 10 a.m. Monday; Deirdre Breakenridge, president and director of communications at PFS Marketwyse, 1 p.m. Monday; Rob Armstrong, former Flagler college professor and journalist, 10 a.m., Wednesday; Fox Sports Network television marketing consultant and strategist Cathy Jamison, 11 a.m. Thursday; Flagler College, St.Augustine. (904) 819-6353.
International Affairs Discussion, 6:30 p.m., Bartram Trail branch library, 60 Davis Pond Blvd. Moderator is Joseph Warner, retired U.S. diplomat and adjunct professor of geography and international relations at Florida State College at Jacksonville. (904) 287-4929.
Florida Forum, 7 p.m., Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 W. Water St. Speaker is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, former NBA player, coach, consultant, actor, documentarian, history author, sports columnist, public speaker, cultural ambassador and battling chronic myeloid leukemia. (904) 202-2886 or thefloridaforum.com.
Greater Jacksonville Prayer Breakfast, 7-9 a.m., Wyndham Jacksonville Riverwalk Hotel, 1515 Prudential Drive. Speaker is Byron Johnson, author and professor of the social sciences at Baylor University. Includes the Sandalwood High School Chorus and Beaches Barbershop Group. Reservations required. fccoutreach.com.
â€œJames Bond â€” A Fifthy Year Retrospective,â€ 7 p.m., Florida State College at Jacksonville Nassau Center. Speaker is Ranjan Chhibber with a cinematic tour of the mainstream actors who played James Bond from Connery to Craig. Includes free popcorn and cold beverages. (904) 548-4432.
Dance, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Lane Wiley Senior Citizens Center, 6710 Wiley Road. Features a live 2-piece dance band. $5. (904) 260-8061.
Navy Band Southeast in concert, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Clay County Headquarters Library, 1895 Town Center Blvd., Orange Park. Features the TGIF Dixieland Band. (904) 278-3722 or ccpl.lib.fl.us.
Amelia Island Concours dâ€™Elegance, Thursday-Sunday, various venues. ameliaconcours.org.
â– Gooding Co. Amelia Island Auction â€” 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday, 9-11 a.m. Friday; auction, 11 a.m. Friday; Racquet Park at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation. Information and online catalog, goodingco.com.
â– RM Auction at Amelia â€” 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Friday; auction, 11 a.m. Saturday; Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, 4750 Amelia Island Parkway. Information and digital catalog, rmauctions.com.
â– Festivals of Speed â€” cocktail reception, 8-11 p.m. Friday, $150 a person; Festivals of Speed Amelia Island lifestyle show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, $20 a person; Omni Amelia Island Plantation, 6800 First Coast Highway. (352) 385-9450 or festivalsofspeed.com.
â– Amelia Island Concours dâ€™Elegance â€” 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Golf Club of Amelia Island, $70 adults, $35 children 12-18, children younger than 12 get in free with paying adult; racing seminars, an art show, charity auction and classic car tour, Friday-Saturday, Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, 4750 Amelia Island Parkway.
Judy Collins, 8 p.m., Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 Florida A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach. $45, $65 first three rows. (904) 209-0367 or pvconcerthall.com.
â€œLaugh for Charityâ€ to benefit Junior Achievement and the Mandarin Food Bank, cocktails, hors dâ€™oeuvres, silent auction, 6 p.m.; show, 7:30 p.m.; The Comedy Zone, Ramada Inn Conference Center. $50 a person. Registration, email, email@example.com.
Camp Healing Powers, presented by Community Hospice, March 15-17, Marywood Retreat and Conference Center. Program for children and teens 7-17 who have experienced the death of a loved one three months to two years prior to the camp. Register by Friday. (904) 407-6222.
Fax to (904) 359-4478 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Complete listing at jacksonville.com/calendars. To put your event in the free online calendar, go to events.jacksonville.com.