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Saturday, August 9

Monthly Mass at Sacred Heart (Blanding) Catholic Church
5752 Blanding Boulevard · Jacksonville, FL 32244  (map)
5:00 PM Service
Followed by Dinner at Tom & Betty’s

Please plan to meet outside the main entrance of the Church 15 minutes before Mass begins. That way we have time to arrange to sit together. The location of our seating varies, so please be early. After Mass...

Join us for Dinner at Tom & Betty’s
4409 Roosevelt Blvd, Orange Park 32210 (map)
About 6:30 PM (after Mass)

Sunday, August 10 (re-scheduled from August 3)

A Day for John Shilby - Fundraiser & Fun
Fast Freddie's Bar & Grille
12905 N. Main Street, Jacksonville, FL 32218 (map)
9:00a to 6:00p

John Shilby is a friend of IJF and quite the amazing harmonica player. John was in a serious car accident, was in the ICU for weeks and is now going through extensive rehabilitation. His family is holding a fundraiser to help with his significant medical expenses and ongoing personal care requirements. IJF would like to give you the opportunity to participate.

The event includes a motorcycle Bike Run that goes from 9:00a to 11:00a. The cost per rider is $10 plus $5 for a passenger. There will be live music performed by John's talented friends and family at Fast Freddies from 11:00a to 6:00p. Throughout the day, there will be a 50/50 drawing, auctions, raffles and items for sale. Cash donations will also be accepted.

For more information or to donate items for auction or sale, please call (904) 778-9500 Monday thru Friday 10am till 8pm.

Tuesday, August 12

Team Trivia at Cruisers Grill (San Marco)
5613 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville , FL 32207 (map)
Plan to arrive around 6:30 PM for group seating
Trivia starts at 7:00 PM and goes to about 8:45

This is a really fun event, and the more the merrier. Join us as we put our collective wits and general information knowledge against other teams at Cruisers. We simply form a team with the people who show up. Even if you don't consider yourself a trivia nut, this is still alot of fun. Join us! When you get there, tell the host/hostess that you're with IJF.

Saturday, August 16

Community Service Project: IJF Adopt-A-Lake Clean-Up
8:30a to 10:30a
LOCATION: behind Radio Shack, Bank of America, Block Buster and Walgreens at the intersection of University West and St. Augustine Road (map).

Take an hour or so and help us maintain a previously littered lake. This is an ecology-rich lake where ducks, geese, otters and schools of fish live and play. Adults and supervisoed teens will find this activity to be a satisfying exercise in community service.

WEAR: shoes/boots, hat, sunscreen and garden gloves if you have them
BRING: rakes if you have them (leaf and garden); Flat shovels (not spades)
IJF & COJ PROVIDE: rubber gloves, trash bags and 'litter-picker-uppers'

If you have any questions concerning this monthly project, please contact:
Doug Ridgway or call 904-424-7639.

Wednesday, August 20

Healing Mass @ St Vincents Spirituality Center

1878 King Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204 (map)
7:00 PM to 8:10 PM

All of us know someone – or are someone – who needs healing. Whether we suffer physically, emotionally or in some other way, God's healing hand awaits us. Join us for this monthly mass dedicated to healing our hearts, souls, minds and bodies. Please be on time.

There is a parking garage adjacent to the Spirituality Center. Parking is free at that time of day

Saturday, August 23

Jacksonville Axemen Rugby Game Championship
UNF Football Stadium
Meet at Main Entrance Counter at 4:30p
Game Starts at 5:00p

The Jacksonville Axemenr Rugby Team is undefeated heading into the Chasmpionship Game on August 23. They are great fun and something a little different. We hope you can join us. Tickets are $8-10 per person and we will meet outside the main entrace, in the back of the stadium. Hope to see you there to root for the home team!

More events will be listed soon!


Not every event can accomodate every IJF member. Because participation levels can vary dramatically, we plan for our "best guess" of how many people will show up. Most of the time we do pretty well, but we appreciate your understanding that planning for attendance is not an exact science. Only if you (kindly) let us know when we under-estimate can we improve our planning.

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