Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Around the Region

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Around the Region

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Do you have something to share about your community outside Jacksonville? Send news-related tips to Scott Butler at scott.butler@jacksonville.com or (904) 359-4566.

1 BAKER

COUNTY FINALIZES INTERN AGREEMENT

The County Commission voted to finalize an agreement between the county and school system to employ interns from the county's adult education program. All costs will be reimbursed to the county by the school district's grant, County Manager C.J. Thompson said. Five to eight interns 17 to 21 years old will be employed for a maximum of six weeks.

2 NEPTUNE BEACH

TRIPS PLANNED FOR SENIORS

Several trips for seniors are being planned for 2014 through the Neptune Beach Senior Activity Center at 2004 Forest Ave. They include tours of national parks in June, Iceland in August, Italy in October and Tanzania in October. For more information, call (904) 270-1688 or visit ci.neptune-beach.fl.us/senior_center.htm.

3 CLAY

SPONSORS SOUGHT FOR BENEFIT AUCTION

The Clay County Humane Society is seeking sponsors for its 12th annual Bark After Dark benefit auction May 10 at the Winterbourne Inn on the St. Johns River, 2143 Astor St., Orange Park. The event features live music, gourmet cuisine and a bachelor auction. For more, (904) 276-7729.

4 FERNANDINA BEACH

'SWINGING ON A STAR'

The Woman's Club of Fernandina Beach will present "Swinging on a Star," an evening of Oscar-winning songs featuring Voices of Amelia Musical Playhouse Performers. The performance will be at 8 p.m. Friday at the clubhouse at 201 Jean Lafitte Blvd. The cost is $75. Call (904) 261-8356 or visit cguerrin@bellsouth.net. Funds raised will be used to provide scholarships and aid school libraries.

5 MIDDLEBURG

'JUST SAY I'M HERE FOR CHRIS'

A "Just say I'm here for Chris" fundraiser for the Children's Organ Transplant Association in honor of Middleburg's Chris Fowler will be 4-8 p.m. April 12 at the Deerwood Loop Pizza Grill, 8221 Southside Blvd., Jacksonville. Fowler, diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, had a double lung transplant on Jan. 5. The Loop is donating 10 percent of its proceeds through its "Care to Share" program.

6 MIDDLEBURG

MOOSE LODGE FUNDRAISER

A fundraiser barbecue to support the Middleburg Moose Lodge building fund will start at 11 a.m. April 12 at Compass Bank, 2380 Blanding Blvd.

7 PONTE VEDRA BEACH

'BUGS' BOWER TALKS ABOUT LIFE IN MUSIC

Music industry veteran Maurice "Bugs" Bower, 91, will talk about his life in the music business as well as sing some songs at Tuesday's Ponte Vedra Forum. …

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