Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Community Notebook; Give Special Adults a Welcoming Home at L'Arche Event

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Community Notebook; Give Special Adults a Welcoming Home at L'Arche Event

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"An Evening of Hope," the 14th annual L'Arche Harbor House Silent Auction, is set for 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at Resurrection Catholic Church Parish Hall, 3383 University Blvd. N.

The silent auction is being presented by Vallencourt Construction Co. and hosted by Mary Baer of WJXT TV-4. Scheduled entertainment includes The John Thomas Group and a light buffet donated by Mary Malone of European Street Cafe.

Auction items will include gift baskets, golf and entertainment packages, fine and casual dining certificates, an array of personal items, art, home accessories, resort getaways and more.

The evening will also feature special "Works of Heart," hand-crafted by individuals who attend the L'Arche Rainbow Day Program.

All proceeds from the event, including the $20 donation at the door, will benefit the L'Arche community. The mission of the non-profit L'Arche Harbor House is to create homes that welcome adults with developmental and physical challenges.

For more information, call 721-5992. To learn more about the L'Arche Harbor House community, visit

Think no one ever wants your opinion?

Well, this time you're wrong.

Jacksonville University students are seeking public feedback on preliminary designs for a glass work of art that will be installed in the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Jacksonville.

The university is asking the community to offer input throughout early November by using the college's interactive Web site.

Five designs are being considered for what eventually will become the College of Fine Arts' first-ever large-scale public work of art.

To view the designs, go to and click on "public glass commission," then "the selection." You can study the various designs, read the artist's concept behind the art and offer your comments. JU faculty members say that community input and feedback will be an important teaching tool for the student designers. …

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