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 FERNANDINA BEACH

FREE FISHING CLINIC AT FORT CLINCH

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is having a free Kids' Fishing Clinic at 9 a.m. Saturday at Fort Clinch State Park, 2601 Atlantic Ave. For more, MyFWC.com/Calendar.

2 BAKER

NEW ROUND OF QUIT-SMOKING CLASSES

The Northeast Florida Area Health Education Center and Department of Health are sponsoring a free six-week tobacco-cessation class in Macclenny. Classes are on 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays at the Baker County Department of Health, 480 W. Lowder St. Register at (904) 402-0189.

3 AMELIA ISLAND

GREAT SOUTHERN TAILGATE COOK-OFF

The 2014 Great Southern Tailgate Cook-off entertainers have been announced for the Aug. 22-23 event at Main Beach. The first day will feature the Dirt Floor Krackers and the Swingin' Medallions. Day 2 will feature Rock-it Fly, the Beech Street Blues Band and Face for Radio. For more or to register for the cookoff, gstailgatecookoff.com.

4 CLAY

ANIMAL CARE AND CONTROL IN A CHALLENGE

Beginning Sunday the county's Animal Care and Control will be a contestant in the 2014 American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Rachael Ray $100,000 Challenge. The county's goal is to place 1,000 animals in good homes. For mor, claycountygov.com/departments/clay-county-animal-care-control.

5 ST. JOHNS

TENNIS CLINIC COMING

The county's Recreation and Parks Department will run a Summer Tennis Clinic 8 a.m.-noon Mondays through Thursdays, June 16-July 24, at the Lighthouse Park Tennis Courts at 458 Ocean Vista Ave., St. Augustine. Tennis enthusiasts as young as 8 can partake for $10 or adults at $20. Preregistration is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. through June 12 at 2175 Mizell Road.

6 ATLANTIC BEACH

INFORMATION FOR THE CREATIVE TYPES

The Entertainment and Arts Collaborative of North Florida is hosting an information and planning session called "The Business and Legal Side of the Creative World" 6:30-8:30 p.m. …

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