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 aroundtheregion@jacksonville.com or call (904) 359-4513.

1 CLAY

NEW TRAIL IN KEYSTONE HEIGHTS

The Florida Department of Transportation will begin work in August on a $444,000 trail for pedestrians and bicyclists along Florida 100 in Keystone Heights. The trail will connect with the Palatka-Lake Butler State trail on east side of Florida 100 in Keystone Heights, run along the old Norfolk Southern Railroad track bed for about 1' miles north to Southeast 57th Street. For more, nflroads.com.

2 FERNANDINA BEACH

SCHOOL DISTRICT BUDGET HEARING

The Nassau County School Board meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday for its first public hearing on the proposed 2014-15 school budget. Tentative millage rates also will be discussed. The meeting will be held at the School Board District Office, 1201 Atlantic Ave., Fernandina Beach.

3 FLEMING ISLAND

FOLKLORIC DANCES FROM PERU

Danzas PeruJax will perform folkloric dances from Peru from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, at Fleming Island Public Library, 1895 Town Center Blvd., Fleming Island, in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. For more, (904) 278-3722.

4 FRUIT COVE

ADULT CROCHET GROUP

Adults and teens (age 14-plus) are invited to attend the Project Lap Blanket crochet group at 6 p.m. each Tuesday, Aug. 5, 12, 19 and 26, at the Bartram Trail Branch Library, 60 Davis Pond Blvd., Fruit Cove. The group crochets or knits blankets for cancer patients at area hospitals. All skill levels are welcome. Can't come to the meetings? Pick up the crochet pattern at the library's reference desk and crochet the blanket in your spare time. Drop off completed blankets and any yarn you'd like to donate during regular library hours. For more, (904) 827-6960; libbt@sjcfl.us.

5 HASTINGS

TIME TO SIGN

Learn and practice beginning American Sign Language at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, 9, 16 and 23 at the Hastings branch library, 6195 S. Main St., Hastings. All ages welcome. For more, (904) 827-6970; libh@sjcfl.us.

6 ORANGE PARK

FREE CAT SPAY AND NEUTER PROGRAM

The Town of Orange Park, in partnership with Petsmart Charities, is offering a free, humane live trapping, spaying and neutering program for pet and feral cats in an effort to reduce the homeless cat population. …

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