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Aug 22

INSTANT POT - HANDS ON WORKSHOP

Yulee County Building86026 Pages Dairy Road, Yulee, FL
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Aug 23

Murder Mystery Dinner

Maggiano's Little Italy10367 Midtown Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL
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Aug 24

Arepa Class

Soto's Kitchen3809 Southside Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL
Aug 24

Vets on T.A.P. Brunch at the Beach

Ruby Beach Brewing131 1st Avenue North, Jacksonville Beach, FL
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Aug 24

ISSA BRUNCH JAX

Fresh Mex & Co, Urban GRILL & Cantina7111 Bonneval Road, Jacksonville, FL
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Aug 24

All You Can Eat Crabs

1 Foxy Lady Cafe and Catering1837 North Pearl Street, Jacksonville, FL
Aug 27

Tended Bar Soft Launch | Reveal Party

VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena300 A. Philip Randolph Blvd, Jacksonville, FL
Aug 28

Culhane's Themed Trivia: HARRY POTTER

9720 Deer Lake Ct9720 Deer Lake Court, Jacksonville, FL
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Aug 28

Smartphone Trivia

Wild Wing Cafe4555 Southside Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL
Aug 31

5th Quarter/36 Degrees/Doak Boyz Tailgate

TIAA Bank Field1 TIAA Bank Field Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32202
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Aug 31

#YPEats Food Truck Fest

Jacksonville Urban League903 Union Street, Jacksonville, FL
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Sep 1

Chop & Brunch

Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails4972 Big Island Drive, Jacksonville, FL
Sep 1

Big Ole Freak Pool Party Pt. 2

The Party Spot Jax10934 Lem Turner Road, Jacksonville, FL
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Sep 1

#RUMROAD OPENBAR DAYPARTY

1611 E Church St1611 East Church Street, Jacksonville, FL
Sep 6

Craft Beer & Cookie Dough Pairing

Veterans United Craft Brewery8999 Western Way, #104, Jacksonville, FL
Sep 7

THE "Ultimate" Jersey Day Party

Myth Nightclub333 East Bay Street, Jacksonville, FL
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Sep 7

Taste & See Tasting Party

The Vision Center's Kozy Cafe6859 Lenox Avenue, Jacksonville, FL
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Sep 7

Teal City Tasting

148 Canal Blvd148 Canal Boulevard, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
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Sep 8

Mommies need time 2

Applebee's Grill + Bar4507 Town Center Parkway, Jacksonville, FL
Sep 13

Aardwolf & Mayday Ice Cream Pairing

9 Zero Pour13529 Beach Boulevard, #Unit 205 B, Jacksonville, FL
Sep 14

Marvel Trivia Bar Crawl - Jacksonville

Sneakers Sports Grille111 Beach Boulevard, Jacksonville Beach, FL
Sep 22

Natalie's Nook & Candy Shop Grand Opening

845 A Philip Randolph Blvd845 A Philip Randolph Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL
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Sep 28

Beer Olympics

Engine 15 Brewing Co Downtown633 Myrtle Avenue North, Jacksonville, FL
Sep 29

Bistro Aix 20 Year Anniversary Bash

Bistro Aix1440 San Marco Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL
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Sep 29

Taste of Etiquette

Fraternal Order of Police5530 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL
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Sep 30

How to Become a Sommelier

Adam W. Herbert University Center12000 Alumni Drive, Jacksonville, FL
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Oct 8

A Southern Garden Tea

The Cook Residence840 St. Johns Avenue, Green Cove Springs, Fl
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Oct 11

CalaVida Gala - Speakeasy

Clay Theatre326 Walnut Street, Green Cove Spgs, FL
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Oct 12

Princess & Superhero Brunch

Sheraton Jacksonville Hotel10605 Deerwood Park Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL
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Oct 19

Seafood Soul Festival 2019

Morocco Shrine Center3800 Saint Johns Bluff Rd S, Jacksonville, FL
Oct 19

Halloween Bar Crawl - Jacksonville

Sneakers Bar111 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL
Oct 30

Scary FUN Halloween Themed Trivia Night

9720 Deer Lake Ct9720 Deer Lake Court, Jacksonville, FL
Nov 2

Georgia vs Florida Tailgate Party

111 N Liberty St111 North Liberty Street, Jacksonville, FL
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  • An Ohio school bus driver is facing charges of OVI and child endangering after she crashed the bus into a road sign Wednesday morning with students aboard.  >> Read more trending news  The Preble Shawnee Local Schools bus driver, identified as 44-year-old Amy L. Jones of Gratis Township, likely was impaired when the bus struck the sign on Camden Road west of U.S. 127, Sheriff Mike Simpson said in a media release. No children or staff were hurt. Jones was cited for OVI and child endangering and is scheduled to appear Aug. 26 in Preble County Municipal Court.  Students on the bus said they noticed things were not right with their driver from the start. “It didn’t feel like her normal self this morning,” senior Bethany Goodwin said. “She was really slurring her words,” student Hayden Schaffer said. They said it got worse as the drive went on. “She was, like, all over the road,” Schaffer said. “It seemed like she was kind of swerving in and out a little bit,” Goodwin said. At 7 a.m., Crystal Bissantz got a call from her daughter no parent wants, saying, 'Mom! ... We’ve been in a wreck.' The bus hit a sign on Camden Road, which students said shattered a mirror and door on the bus. No one was hurt, but students said they were scared. “I was shaking and nervous and my heart was racing,” Goodwin said. Following the crash, the driver took the students back to school. That’s where school leaders and deputies became concerned. Cruiser camera footage shows Jones wobbling as she took a field sobriety test in what appears to be a bus storage barn. Alcohol was ruled out as a factor in the crash, but investigators suspect she was under the influence of something else, Simpson said. Bissantz said she is relieved her daughter is safe, but has many questions, such as why it took hours to give her any information.  “The communications needs to be better,” she said. The district activated its call system mid-afternoon to alert parents, which stated: “The bus sustained minor damage and was operable.” As for students, hearing their driver may have been under the influence is not too surprising. “I mean, I believe it,” Schaffer said. But some students say they can no longer trust that school officials and staff will keep them safe. “I feel scared now to ride the bus at school,” Goodwin said. “It was just lucky that we were all OK ... and we made it through.” Jones is on administrative leave pending the investigation, district Superintendent Matt Bishop said in a statement.  “The safety of our students and staff is our number one goal. The district will take whatever action is necessary to uphold that goal,” Bishop said. 
  • Expect another mainly dry day in NE Florida as temperatures rise into the low 90’s.  Feels-like temps will climb to near 100 and most of the rain will be inland and in SE Georgia.  The hot and mainly dry weather continues on Friday with afternoon temps in the low 90’s. The average high is 91.  The weekend appears to be a little unsettled with a threat for scattered rain and thunderstorms both days.  High temps stay in the low 90’s but drop off significantly where it rains.  TROPICS:  Mike Buresh tracks the tropics daily In the tropics, Chantal has weakened to a depression and will stay out to sea in the north/central Atlantic. We are tracking an area of disorganized thunderstorms near The Bahamas that is expected to move closer to the Florida coast over the next few days.  While some development is possible, it is unlikely we will see much rain. The greatest risk will be rough seas. 
  • Police in Florida said a 16-year-old high school student made a shooting threat through a text message from a phone belonging to her sister, who attends a Catholic school, and sent it to a group chat.  >> Read more trending news  According to the Altamonte Springs Police Department, the principal of St. Mary Magdalen Catholic School received information from several parents regarding a group chat with several sixth-graders. One of the parents said the threat was made to the school by the 16-year-old's sister, who attends Lyman High School. According to police, the text message said: 'Next person to say something is the first person I will shoot on the school shooting that will take place this Friday… Kate you're getting shot for fun I can't stand that fish face.' The sister of the student reportedly told officials that around 9 p.m. Tuesday, she was doing homework in her room with her sister. She said there were several messages alerting her phone, which caused her older sister to take the phone, police said. The girl said she was unaware that her sister had typed the message and sent it to the group chat, according to police. The officer working on campus took immediate action to ensure the safety of all students. The 16-year-old was charged with written threats to kill, do bodily harm or conduct a mass shooting, authorities said.
  • The search for Brian McCluney and Justin Walker is shifting to South Carolina as we approach one full week since the men left the space coast for a fishing trip.  “We’re in some critical times right now”, said JFRD Interim Chief Keith Powers.  Since Friday, more than 90,000 square miles of ocean has been searched by the Coast Guard and hundreds of volunteers. While some debris was found on Wednesday, nothing has been linked to the missing men since Monday, when McCluney’s tackle bag was recovered off the coast of St. Augustine.  Their fishing vessel has not been found. Two organizations are offering $20,000 in reward money for any boater or pilot who finds the missing firefighters.  And if you would like to help, Jacksonville Fire and Rescue has set up a fund to support search efforts and ultimately the families of the firefighters. 
  • A Texas man was sentenced to life in prison Friday after a jury convicted him of capital murder in the 2015 drowning death of his girlfriend's toddler nephew. >> Read more trending news  According to KTRE, prosecutors said Bobby Woods Jr., 21, shoved Mason Cuttler, 3, into a pond near the family's Lufkin home and left him to drown. Woods, who was dating the boy's aunt, Billie Jean Cuttler, said he thought she was pregnant when he killed the boy, who lived in the same home as Woods, Cuttler and 'several families,' The Associated Press reported. Woods believed their house was too crowded and wanted to make room for the new baby, he reportedly told police. An attorney later said the woman was not pregnant, the news agency reported. Woods will not be eligible for parole, according to the AP. Cuttler, 23, also initially faced a capital murder charge in the incident, but agreed to a plea deal amid concerns over her intellectual competency, KTRE and the AP reported. She received a 20-year prison sentence after she pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to commit murder, authorities said. Read more here or here. – The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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