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 FIRST COAST

BLOOMS GALORE AND MORE

The Garden Club of Jacksonville presents Bloom Galore and More 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at 1005 Riverside Ave. Event is free, and features hundreds of plants for sale as well as pots, garden accessories and a home and garden boutique.

2 BEACHES

PARK CLOSED

Helen Cooper Floyd Park/Little Jetties, 3600 Florida A1A, which is southwest of Mayport, will be closed for about a year to accommodate the Mile Point Navigation Project. The construction work is scheduled to be done in winter 2016. For more, saj.usace.army.mil and click on ports, Jacksonville Harbor Mile Point.

3 JACKSONVILLE BEACH

SWAB AT WOB

Crazy 4 Charity hosts SWAB at WOB to find a bone marrow transplant donor for a local college student 2-4 p.m. Saturday at World of Beer, 311 Third St. N. Be the Match medical volunteers will take cheek swabs from willing, healthy donors 18-44 years old, and all donations will be placed in the national marrow donor program. All donors 21 and older will receive a ticket for a free beer after the swab. For more, Crazy4Charity.com.

4 CLAY

FARMERS AND ARTS MARKET VENDORS

The Town of Orange Park is seeking unique vendors, plants and more for its Farmers and Arts Market on Sunday, April 19, Sunday, May 3, Sunday, May 17, and Sunday, May 31. For more, opmarketweebly.com.

5 CLAY

COUNTY BUDGET WORKSHOP

The Clay County Commission will hold a budget workshop 1-5 p.m. Friday, April 10, at the county Administration Building, 477 Houston St., Green Cove Springs. For more, (904) 284-6347.

6 CALLAHAN

RAILROAD DAY FESTIVAL COMING APRIL 18

The 2015 Railroad Day Festival and Shriner-Led Parade is set for 11 a.m. Saturday, April 18, at the Historic 1881 Callahan Train Depot, 45383 Dixie Ave. …

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