Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

No Shortage of Fun during Holiday Week

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

No Shortage of Fun during Holiday Week

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Byline: Tracy Collins

Tracy Collins, or Tracy Dot Com to her many fans, spotlights her entertainment picks for the upcoming week and weekend.

Operation Christmas Child, today, Kernan Boulevard Baptist Church, 4000 Kernan Blvd. S., Jacksonville. Cost: Donor's choice.

I want to give the folks at Kernan Boulevard Baptist Church some love in my column for all they do. Fill your own shoebox with toys and gifts for an underprivileged child, or stop by the church and pick up a box with complete instructions. Get more information at SamaritansPurse.org, or call the church at (904) 641-4588.

Mavericks sixth annual Turkey Bash, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Mavericks Rock N' Honky Tonk at The Jacksonville Landing. Women 21+ free until 10 p.m.

Since most of you don't have to work Thanksgiving morning, Mavericks is once again hosting its annual party the night before. There are many drink specials until 11 p.m. And you know the dance floor will be rockin' and honky tonkin' until 2 a.m.

Pete's Thanksgiving Block Party, 9 a.m. Thursday, Pete's Bar, 117 First St., Neptune Beach. Free.

It's a tradition that has continued to grow every year for more than three decades. The block party is a great place to meet friends for some holiday cheer before heading to turkey dinner with the family. New rules this year: No large bags, dogs, skateboards or bikes will be permitted within the blocked-off area.

Nov. 29 Art Night, 8-11 p.m. Friday, 8103 Clothing Inc., 323 Ninth Ave. N., Jacksonville Beach. Free.

Two of my favorite artists working together on a project? Color me there! Famed local beach artists Adam Brett and Mobarick Abdullah III are hosting a live painting event. If you are not familiar with their work, Google them. They are incredible.

Christmas on the St. Johns & Jacksonville Light Parade, 7 p. …

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