Events

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre Update

Limelight Theatre announces that Murder in the Olde City, the interactive, entertaining murder mystery show currently showing at the Raintree Restaurant's dinner theatre venue, will play every Sunday through the end of August. For all shows, dinner is served at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. (suggested arrival time is 5:30 p.m.)

Tickets on Sale TODAY: Sesame Street Live "Elmo's Super Heroes" in Jacksonville Sept. 16 - 18

Calling all super heroes! Super Grover needs your help – and it’s Elmo and the Fabulous Five to the rescue when this fantastic musical production zooms into Jacksonville. Join Elmo, Zoe, Abby Cadabby, Telly Monster and Zoe’s pet rock Rocco for Sesame Street Live “Elmo’s Super Heroes” at Times Union Center for Performing Arts (Moran Theater) from Friday, Sept. 16 through Sunday, Sept. 18. Tickets for all five performances go on sale Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 10 a.m.

When Super Grover loses his superness, Sesame Street needs a hero! Never fear, Elmo and his team of super heroes are here. Teaching lessons of healthy habits through song and dance, Elmo, Abby Cadabby and your favorite Sesame Street friends will explore exercise, nutrition, sleep/energy and hygiene – all in a quest to put the “super” back in Super Grover. It’s Elmo’s Super Heroes to the rescue!

TOMORROW: Super Grom Surf Fest

Saturday is the third and last Super Grom Surf Festival of the summer! The surf fest will be held on Saturday, August 6th from 10am till 2pm. The FSA tents will be set up on the south side of the Jacksonville Beach Pier, with their group of professional instructors ready to teach another group of 150 young athletes to surf.  All Super Grom Surf Festivals are free to participants age 10 and under and include a free t-shirt, medal, and lunch. “This is probably the biggest event of the summer, we are in our third year with this program, it is totally free and we feel it is a great way to give back to the community and grow the sport. 

Free Museum Visits for Some Credit Card Holders this Weekend

Museum lovers, if you hold a Bank of America credit or debit card: Start your engines.

This Saturday and Sunday, more than 150 of the nation's most prestigious cultural institutions and attractions are offering free admission to BOA cardholders.

Through Museums on Us, Bank of America is helping its customers wind down summer with a cultural adventure. On August 6 and 7, bank cardholders will receive free admission to Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville and the Museum of Science and History (MOSH).

The "Museums on Us" program continues on the first weekends of the month through December. Information: museums.bankofamerica.com

Florida Lottery Has Two Huge Jackpot Drawings Tonight

Florida Lottery Has Two Huge Jackpot Drawings Tonight

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Yes, the chances of hitting either jackpot are very very slim. But for a dollar a piece you can get in on both the Florida Lotto and Powerball drawings. Tonight's Powerball jackpot, which is a national drawing, is up to $160 million.

Our state's very own lottery, the Florida Lotto, is now up to $34 million.

Neither are records on their own, but, "What's unusual is that we have such a high jackpot on Lotto at the same time there is a high Powerball jackpot," said Florida Lottery Jacksonville district manager Steven Galaydick.

Right now the $160 million Powerball prize is the highest in the country, edging out the other very large MegaMillions prize ($99 million).

Related: Meet Record-Breaking Lottery Winners

St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce Membership Breakfast

 St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce Membership Breakfast

The St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos to its membership breakfast event.  Haridopolos, whose district includes parts of Indian River and St. Lucie counties, recapped the 2011 legislative session during the address, detailed major reforms and discussed why they needed to balance the state’s budget without raising taxes.

Florida Heritage Book Festival

The Florida Heritage Book Festival invites you to join the celebration to honor Florida authors Peter Matthiessen and Randy Wayne White at a gala Literary Legends Banquet. The event takes place Friday, September 23, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm. at the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village.

Festivities include a reception with cash bar, Florida dinner inspired by Randy Wayne White’s Gulf Coast Cookbook, and an opportunity to bid on fabulous silent auction items. Many of the Festival’s authors will be on hand for guests to meet.