Upcoming Kids’ Events July 20-26

We’re in the midst of one of the hottest summers on record, and that makes this the perfect time to be reminded of the cooler days ahead. This week, you can take the kids to play in snow at the Jacksonville Zoo’s Winter in July event, and you can also go to Sonny’s Bar-B-Q for pictures with Santa.

The week ahead also brings a large seashell show in Jacksonville, the Picadilly Circus, and a chance to get your fossils examined by the experts at the Museum of Science and History. To find out more about any of the events in this message, and the many more events we’ve collected for you, visit Mamamelia’s master calendar at http://www.mamamelia.com/calendar/events/.

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Upcoming Kids’ Events for the Week of July 20-26

Friday, July 20

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. FREE Seashell Show / Jacksonville

This annual show by the Jacksonville Shell Club has a variety of seashell displays, seashell novelties, fossils, and dealers selling rare seashells. There will be a raffle including prizes like a rare conch shell, shell lamp, curio cabinet with display shells, and tickets to the Alahambra Theatre & Dining. Continues through Sunday. Read more here.

6 to 8 p.m. Civil War Feuds Lecture at the Museum / Fernandina Beach

Peter Mullen will be at the Amelia Island Museum of History to speak about the exciting history of Civil War Feuds. Explore the root causes of traditional family feuds, and review the histories of notorious feuds in both the North and South. Free for museum members, suggested donation of $10 for nonmembers. Call 904-261-7378 ext. 102.

6:45 p.m. Theatre Camp Kids’ Performance / Fernandina Beach

Come see the results of a week of kids’ theatre’ camp at Fernandina Little Theatre. Performances are today and Saturday. Tickets are $7. For more info email fltplay@peoplepc.com or sdahldesigns@aol.com or call 904-206-2607 or 904-321-5495.

7 p.m. FREE Movie Night in the Park / Kingsland

Come out and enjoy a movie under the stars at Howard Peeples Park. There will be fun for the entire family. Bring a blanket and some chairs and enjoy. In the event of rain, all movies will be moved to the Camden County Recreation Center. For more information, contact the Camden County PSA at 912-729-5600.

7:05 p.m. Jacksonville Suns vs. Mississippi Braves / Jacksonville

Jacksonville’s minor league baseball team takes on the Mississippi Braves July 19-22. Friday Family Fireworks follow the game. Details at jaxsuns.com.

Saturday, July 21

8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Hedges Baptist Church Kids’ Day / Yulee

Hedges Baptist Church will host a Kids’ Day for ages 4 to 12 years beginning with registration at 8:30 a.m. They will have a waterslide, crafts, door prizes, and lunch will be served. For more information, call 904-225-2105.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. FREE Seashell Show / Jacksonville

This annual show by the Jacksonville Shell Club has a variety of seashell displays, seashell novelties, fossils, and dealers selling rare seashells. There will be a raffle including prizes like a rare conch shell, shell lamp, curio cabinet with display shells, and tickets to the Alahambra Theatre & Dining. Continues through Sunday.  Read more here.

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Christmas in July at Sonny’s Bar-B-Q / Fernandina Beach

The kids can meet Santa and get their pictures with him, and they can enter a holiday coloring contest today at Sonny’s Bar-B-Q’s “Christmas in July.” This event is also a drive for new toys and books for Toys for Tots, the Marine Corps League’s Christmas program for needy kids. Anyone who brings a new toy or book will receive $1 off any meal in the Sonny’s menu.

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. MOSH Fossil ID Day and Luna-See / Jacksonville

Do you have a mystery fossil that you want identified? Bring it to MOSH’s Fossil ID Day presented in conjunction with A T. rex Named Sue, the Museum’s summer exhibit. A panel of experts will be on site from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to provide you with information about your finds. MOSH will also be celebrating the anniversary of Apollo 11 landing on the moon with special exhibits, presentations and shows. Learn more about the T. Rex Exhibit here.

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. One-Stop Party Shop Grand Opening / Fernandina Beach

The One-Stop Party Shop is celebrating its grand opening with door prizes and free food from Chick-fil-A. The locally owned and operated shop has everything for any kind of party, including balloons, banners, costumes, cake decor, even popstar cutouts. Call 904-432-7310 for more information.

10 a.m. “Butterflies, Butterflies, Butterflies” Program / St. Augustine

Learn about butterflies at Anastasia State Park. Mike Boulware, Living Exhibit Specialist and Outreach co-ordinator from The University of Florida’s Butterfly Rainforest, will speak. Call 904-461-2033 for more info.

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Amelia Island Museum of History Story Time / Fernandina Beach

Costumed presenters and local authors read stories geared toward 5- to 8-year-olds at the Amelia Island Museum of History. Offered the first and third Saturdays of every month. FREE.

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cummer Museum Art Adventures / Jacksonville

The Cummer Museum of Art offers monthly kids’ classes in painting, printmaking, collage and construction with changing themes. Pre-registration recommended. Ages 6 to 12. Members $10, Non-members $15. Register online or call 904-355-0630.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Winter in July: A Snowy Day at the Zoo / Jacksonville

It will be snowing at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens! Come play and go sledding in tons of snow at the Zoo’s Great Lawn. Enjoy music, dancing, games and prizes for people, and see animals receive snow and ice treats throughout the day. Learn more here.

2 p.m. Learn About Florida Sea Turtles / Little Talbot Island State Park

Join a park ranger and learn about the life cycle of the sea turtle and the importance of these creatures. The program will take place at the multi-use trail pavilion located at the south beach area on Little Talbot Island. No reservations are necessary and the program is free with regular park admission.

4 to 7 p.m. City vs. City Charity Softball Game / Kingsland

Camden County and the cities of Woodbine, Kingsland and St. Marys will compete in a softball game benefiting local Camden County charities. The co-ed softball games are FREE to attend. Come out to support your favorite team … the game is comprised of residents and/or employees from each municipality. There also will be vendors, games and activities for the family, food, silent auctions and more. For info, call Shannon at (912) 464-7981 or visit www.camdenmiracleleague.com.

5 p.m. Axemen Rugby Game / Jacksonville

Watch Jacksonville’s rugby team take on the Rhode Island Rebellion. Gates open at 4 p.m. Kickoff at 5 p.m. Single game admission is $5 per-adult. All kids ages 12 and under get in FREE to games. More info at www.jaxaxe.com.

6 to 10 p.m. Kids Night Out Pool Party / Fernandina Beach

The City of Fernandina Beach hosts a Kids’ Night Out once a month now through August, offering pizza and swimming at the Atlantic Rec Center. Open to kids ages 5 to 12. $20 per child. Must register by the Thursday before the event at the Rec Center. Call 904-277-7350. Read more here.

6 to 8:30 p.m. A Catty Shack Ranch Nighttime Feeding and Cubs’ Housewarming / Jacksonville

Stroll the sanctuary with a tour guide and meet the big cats,  plus get a chance to see them eat! Tonight is also a housewarming for the ranch’s five growing cubs, and will include sno cones, face-painting and other specials. Check out the ranch’s “wishlist” of items they need for the cubs on their website. Event admission is $15 per person, 12 years old & up, Children 3-11 are $10, 2 years & under are free. Feeding starts at 7:30. Read more about Catty Shack Ranch here.

6:05 p.m. Jacksonville Suns vs. Mississippi Braves / Jacksonville

Jacksonville’s minor league baseball team takes on the Mississippi Braves July 19-22. Details at jaxsuns.com.

6:30 p.m. Alice in Wonderland Ballet / Jacksonville

The Clay Ballet Theatre Presents Alice in Wonderland at the Florida Theatre for one showing only at 6:30 p.m. July 21st. For tickets, call the theatre at 904-355-5661 or the Marta Jackson School Of Dance at 904-272-2555.

6:30 p.m. Jacksonville Rollergirls vs. Palm Coast / Jacksonville

Jacksonville’s only all female flat-track roller derby league, Jacksonville RollerGirls, will see their Duval Derby Dames team take in the Palm Coast Roller Derby tonight. Doors open 6:30 p.m., bout starts 7 p.m. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Details at jacksonvillerollergirls.com.

6:45 p.m. Theatre Camp Kids’ Performance / Fernandina Beach

Come see the results of a week of kids’ theatre’ camp at Fernandina Little Theatre. Tickets are $7. For more info email fltplay@peoplepc.com or sdahldesigns@aol.com or call 904-206-2607 or 904-321-5495.

Sunday, July 22

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. FREE Seashell Show / Jacksonville

This annual show by the Jacksonville Shell Club has a variety of seashell displays, seashell novelties, fossils, and dealers selling rare seashells. There will be a raffle including prizes like a rare conch shell, shell lamp, curio cabinet with display shells, and tickets to the Alahambra Theatre & Dining. Read more here.

1 to 3 p.m. Coin Collecting for Kids / Jacksonville

Kids can learn about the fascinating and educational world of coin collecting from the pros today at Avonlea Antique Mall. Learn more at www.avonleamall.com.

1:30 to 5 p.m. Catty Shack Ranch Daytime Tours and Cubs Housewarming / Jacksonville

Come and enjoy a leisurely stroll of the Catty Shack Ranch endangered cats sanctuary with a guided tour and meet all the big cats. Today is also a housewarming for the ranch’s five growing cubs, and will include sno cones, face-painting and other specials. Check out the ranch’s “wishlist” of items they need for the cubs on their website. $10 per person, Children 3-11 are $5, 2 years & under are free. See Mamamelia’s review of Catty Shack here.

3:05 p.m. Jacksonville Suns vs. Mississippi Braves / Jacksonville

Jacksonville’s minor league baseball team takes on the Mississippi Braves July 19-22. Details at jaxsuns.com.

Monday, July 23

10:30 a.m. Ronald McDonald Visits the Library / Kingsland

As part of the Summer Reading Program, Ronald McDonald will be on hand to meet kids at 10:30 this morning at the Camden County Public Library.

Tuesday, July 24

7:05 p.m. Jacksonville Suns vs. Tennessee Smokies / Jacksonville

Jacksonville’s minor league baseball team takes on the Tennessee Smokies July 24-28. Details at jaxsuns.com.

Wednesday, July 25

1:05 p.m. Jacksonville Suns vs. Tennessee Smokies / Jacksonville

Jacksonville’s minor league baseball team takes on the Tennessee Smokies July 24-28. Details at jaxsuns.com.

4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Picadilly Circus / Green Cove Springs

Acrobats, clowns, motorcycle daredevils, white tigers, dancing elephants and more will be a part of the Picadilly Circus, showing for one night only in Green Cove Springs, and then Thursday in Jacksonville. Read more and get a discount code for tickets here.

Thursday, July 26

10 a.m. $2 for Kids’ Movie and Snacks at Amelia Island 7 /Fernandina Beach

Carmike Cinemas is generously offering a series of kids’ movies parents and kids can watch for just $2 each — and that includes a drink and popcorn, too! Showing this week: Bee Movie. Read more here.

4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Picadilly Circus / Jacksonville

Acrobats, clowns, motorcycle daredevils, white tigers, dancing elephants and more will be a part of the Picadilly Circus, showing for one night only. Read more and get a discount code for tickets here.

7:35 p.m. Jacksonville Suns vs. Tennessee Smokies / Jacksonville

Jacksonville’s minor league baseball team takes on the Tennessee Smokies July 24-28. Details at jaxsuns.com.

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Events Offered Every Week

Sundays

12 to 4 p.m. MOCA FREE Sunday ArtFusion / Jacksonville

Mondays

11 a.m. Callahan Summer Reading Program / Callahan

2 p.m. Hilliard Summer Reading Program / Hilliard

Tuesdays

2 p.m. Bryceville Summer Reading Program / Bryceville

5 p.m. Cummer Museum’s Drop-In Art / Jacksonville

Wednesdays

9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Camden County Public Library Book Babies Story Time / Kingsland

10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Camden County Public Library Toddler Story Time / Kingsland

11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Fernandina Summer Reading Porgram / Fernandina Beach

11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Camden County Public Library Story Time / Kingsland

6 to 7 p.m. Amelia Island Runners Walk and Run at Fernandina Beach High School / Fernandina Beach

Thursdays

9:30 to 11 a.m. Mom & Me Playgroup / Fernandina Beach

10:30 a.m. Yulee Branch Library Time for Tots / Yulee

3 p.m. Yulee Summer Reading Program / Yulee

5 to 8 p.m. Omni Low Country Shrimp Boil / Amelia Island

Fridays

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $5 Fridays at the Museum of Science and History (MOSH) / Jacksonville

10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Weapons Demos at Castillo de San Marcos / St. Augustine

1 to 4 p.m. Amelia Adventure Zone Crafts and Play / Amelia Island

5 to 8 p.m. Cosmic Concerts at the Museum of Science and History (MOSH) / Jacksonville

5 to 8 p.m. OAIP Spa & Shops Boardwalk Bash / Amelia Island

6 to 7 p.m. Amelia Island Museum of History Ghost Tour / Fernandina Beach

7 to 10 p.m. Woodbine Opry: Acoustic Bluegrass & Gospel / Woodbine

Saturdays

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fernandina Beach Farmer’s Market / Fernandina Beach

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Community Market / St. Marys

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. MOSH Dinosaur Train / Jacksonville    Read more here.

10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Weapons Demos at Castillo de San Marcos / St. Augustine

1 to 4 p.m. Amelia Adventure Zone Crafts and Play / Amelia Island

7 to 10 p.m. Woodbine Opry: Amplified Country / Woodbine

Daily

10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (every day but Sunday) Amelia River Cruises Eco/Shrimping Tours / Fernandina Beach  Read our review.

11a.m. (every day but Sunday) Amelia Island Trolleys Historic District Tour / Fernandina Beach

 

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