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

VFW AUXILIARY ART CONTEST

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary is accepting entries through March 31, 2016, for its annual Young American Creative Patriotic Art Awards contest. For more information, go to vfwauxiliary.org/programs-page/scholarships.

2 CLAY

DRAKE TO INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION

Tracy S. Drake, Clay County assistant property appraiser, has been appointed chairman of the International Association of Assessing Officers' Professional Designation Subcommittee. The nonprofit educational association is based in Kansas City, Mo.

3 CLAY

FREE NEEDLE DISPOSAL CONTAINERS

The Florida Department of Health in Clay County provides free "sharp containers" for safe disposal of hypodermic needles. For more information, go to clay.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/clinical-and-nutrition-services/sharps-disposal.html.

4 CLAY

HOUSING FINANCE AUTHORITY

The Housing Finance Authority of Clay County meets 9 a.m. Wednesday at the county Administration Building, 477 Houston St., Green Cove Springs. For more information, call (904) 284-6376.

5 FERNANDINA BEACH

EYEGLASSES, HEARING AIDS SOUGHT

The Nassau County Volunteer Center and Callahan Lions Club are collecting used eyeglasses, sunglasses and hearing aids for use in developing countries. Donate the items at the volunteer center, 1303 Jasmine St. For more information, go to atvolunteernassau.org, call (904) 261-2771 or email ncvcfb@aol.com.

6 FERNANDINA BEACH

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT HUMANE SOCIETY

The Nassau Humane Society, 641 Airport Road, needs more volunteers at its nearby Dog Park. Anyone who likes to work with dogs can volunteer by contacting the Humane Society at (904) 321-1647, ext. 105. The dog park is open 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; closed Tuesdays. …

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