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 FERNANDINA BEACH

FILL THE BOOT MDA CAMPAIGN

The Fernandina Fire Department kicks off its 60th annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to benefit children and adults affected by muscular dystrophy disease this Friday and next at Sadler Road and 14th Street. Members of the fire department will head out with boots in hand for this year's drive.

2 CLAY

SHERIFF'S OFFICE SUPERVISOR COMPLETES TRAINING

Jeremy P. Clark, a first-time supervisor at the Sheriff's Office, was among 34 law enforcement personnel recently completing training at the Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute.

3 CLAY

U.S. SERVICE ACADEMY INFORMATION FAIR

Representatives of all five U.S. military service academies will be available at an information fair hosted by U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho 11 am.-2 p.m. Saturday at Ridgeview High School, 466 Madison Ave., Orange Park. For more, (904) 276-9626.

4 JACKSONVILLE BEACH

DECK THE CHAIRS 2014 KICKOFF

Mayor Charlie Latham and organizers of Deck the Chairs will kick off the design and build portion of this Beaches holiday tradition 5 p.m. Thursday at Latham Plaza and SeaWalk Pavilion. Sponsors, artists, builders and volunteers are invited. For more, (904) 247-9570 or deckthechairs.org. The event benefits the American Red Cross Life Saving Corps.

5 ST. AUGUSTINE

THE WONDER OF MONARCH METAMORPHOSIS

Main-iac Science Labs presents resident monarch butterfly expert Sara Fenwick at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Main Library, 1960 N. Ponce De Leon Blvd. Fenwick helps children explore the monarch's metamorphosis. Learn how they transfom from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly. For more, (904) 827-6940, libm@sjcfl.us.

6 FERNANDINA BEACH

AMELIA COMMUNITY THEATRE PLAYS 'BINGO'

"Bingo! The Winning Musical" continues at 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday and Aug. 27-30, and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Amelia Community Theatre at 207 Cedar St. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students at ameliacommunitytheatre. …

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