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) 359-4450.

1 YULEE

WHITE OAK HOSTS NEW SUNSET SAFARI ON SATURDAY

The next Sunset Safari is set for 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the White Oak nature preserve, 581705 White Oak Road. Guests and couples can tour the conservation area as the sun sets and animals settle in for the evening, then have dinner in the facility's dining areas. The cost is $175 per person or $300 per couple. For reservations or more, whiteoakwildlife.org or (904) 225-3396.

2 CLAY

TAX EXEMPTION DEADLINE

The deadline for property tax exemptions in Clay County is Monday, March 2. First-time applicants must bring their deed, proof of residency and Social Security numbers of all applicants. Mobile home owners must also provide titles or registrations to the home. Applications can be filed at either the main office, second floor of the administrative building, Green Cove Springs, or the branch office, 1518 Park Ave., Orange Park. For more, ccpao.com or (904) 284-6305.

3 CLAY

DOGGIE PLAY GROUPS

Clay County Animal Care and Control, 3984 Florida 16 W., Green Cove Springs, is starting dog play groups. Staff and volunteers went through four days of "Dogs Playing For Life" training with dog trainer Aimee Sadler, who started the program. Paid for by a grant from The Animal Farm Foundation, the program is intended to help the dogs' socialization, relieve stress, improve kennel presentation and release their energy. For more, claycountygov.com/departments/clay-county-animal-care-control.

4 FERNANDINA BEACH

'TRANSITIONS' TO BENEFIT NASSAU COUNTY COUNCIL ON AGING

Amelia Island Musical Playhouse presents "Transitions," two one-act plays that explores the transitions seniors go through in their lives, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 1955 Island Walkway. Tickets cost $15 for general admission and $10 for students. Half of all ticket sales will go to Nassau County Council on Aging's programs. For tickets or more, ameliamusicalplayhouse.com/tickets/.

5 BEACHES

BEACHES WATCH WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS

Beaches Watch Inc., a nonprofit nonpartisan civic organization that promotes and facilitates educated citizen involvement in local and state government decisions, welcomes new members. Membership dues are $10 per individual and $15 for families. For more, beacheswatch.com.

6 BEACHES

ATLANTIC BEACH CHARTER REVIEW

Atlantic Beach city commissioners have granted an extension until March 1 for the city's Charter Review Commission to submit any recommended changes to the City Commission for placement on the August 2015 municipal election ballot.

7 BEACHES

BEACHES ART FEST CALL FOR ARTISTS

Beaches Art Fest is looking for artists for its 2015 event. …

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