Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Nassau Notes; Annual Family Literacy Fair Will Have a Variety of Activities

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Nassau Notes; Annual Family Literacy Fair Will Have a Variety of Activities

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The North Campus of Florida State College at Jacksonville is presenting its eighth annual Family Literacy Fair for residents of Duval and Nassau counties from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today.

The fair takes place at 4501 Capper Road in Jacksonville. It is free and open to the public, books and lunch included.

The annual event is a celebration of the joys and benefits of reading, especially reading with children.

Those attending will enjoy free books and a wide variety of fun, free and helpful activities, including storytelling by Northside Storytellers, reading, poetry, acting and improvisation, face painting and fingernail painting, golf and batting clinics, an illusionist, dental care presentations and many other attractions.

Free books courtesy of Black Sheep, Chamblin's and numerous donors; STARLAB is providing an inflatable planetarium; SYSCO is providing free hot dogs.

For more information call 766-6553.


Since 2001, the third Tuesday in September has been designated Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day by the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Resources.

The goal is to encourage people to recognize the importance of taking charge of their own health, and assure that family members and other loved ones also get the care they need.

The Nassau County Health Improvement Coalition and Florida Department of Health urge all residents to be sure their loved ones have regular visits with health professionals, whether doctors, nurses, dentists or other providers.

It's especially important for racial and ethnic minorities who suffer disproportionately from cancer, stroke, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, and maternal and infant mortality.

Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day is a good reminder to be sure your loved ones are keeping up with their health. For those who are uninsured or short on resources, services may be available to help.

For information, call the Nassau County Health Department at 548-1800.


The Nassau Detachment of the Marine Corps League cordially invites golfers to sign up for the ninth annual Toys for Tots Handicap Scramble which will be played at the Amelia National golf course on Sept. …

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