Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Community Notebook; Barnes & Noble Will Be Holding Local Authors Day Thursday

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Community Notebook; Barnes & Noble Will Be Holding Local Authors Day Thursday

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Byline: DAN SCANLAN

Seven area authors will be featured in a special Local Author's Day from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore at 10280 Midtown Parkway, in the St. Johns Town Center off Gate Parkway. They include Gary Corsair, author of The Groveland Four: The Sad Saga of a Legal Lynching; Kay Day, author of Killing Earl: A 12-year-old Girl Names her Pain; Dorothy Fletcher, author of Zen Fishing and Other Southern Pleasures; Mauricio Herreros, author of Spiritual Florida: A Guide to Retreat Centers in Florida and Nearby; Randy Cribbs, author of One Summer in the Old Town; Roland Bankole Marke, author of Silver Rain and Blizzard; and Jan Bevan, author of Zachary Cooks up Some Fun.

The authors will talk with readers and sign their books.

NATURALIST PROGRAMS

Jacksonville's park naturalist program has some fun stuff scheduled in August at its Castaway Island Preserve at 2885 San Pablo Road S.

Storytime Science opens its pages from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23 and 30. Aimed at children age 7 or under and their parents, it combines literacy with science facts as they read a story and examine the science involved.

Terrific Turtles runs from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, allowing adults and children to learn more about the turtles that roam Florida's land, lakes and ocean. Simply Snakes runs from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, teaching adults and children about the work snakes do. And from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, it's Sea What She Saw, as adults and children can learn about sea creatures and their lifestyles with displays of shark jaws and non-living examples of starfish and seahorses.

All the programs are free, but visitors are urged to call the city at 630-3577 for more information or to register.

RADIO-CONTROLLED BOATS

Jacksonville's Operating and Radio Controlled Association of Shipwrights sets sail on another fun float from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 20, on the lake at Mandarin's new 210-acre Losco Regional Park, 5343 Hood Road. …

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