JULY & AUGUST EVENTS:

​​​​Recurring Event! Every Wednesday (Suspended until further notice! 

Event is looking for a new location. We will keep you informed.)


Christian Meditation in the way of the World Community for 

Christian Meditation @ Family Medical Centers

2726 St. Johns Ave., Suite 101, Jacksonville, FL 32205 (map)

6:00 pm 


“The all-important aim of Christian Meditation is to allow God's mysterious presence within us to become more and more not only a reality, but the reality which gives meaning, shape and purpose to everything we do, to everything we are. " John Main, OSB

The doors open at 6:00 pm and the Meditation starts promptly at 6:30 pm. We start the meditation saying The Lord's Prayer, followed by a reading or short talk from the works of Fr. John Main, Fr. Laurence Freeman, Fr. Thomas Keating or Fr. Richard Rohr followed by a 20 minute Silent Meditation. The meditation ends with The Lord's Prayer. There is time for comments from the group at the end and we are usually out by 7:00 pm.


The entrance and parking lot is behind the building. Make a left (or right) onto Powell Place and then make your first or second left into the large parking lot. Enter through the main door under the long awning. Suite 101 is the first door on the left.


JULY EVENTS:


Monday, July 2

IJF Social @ The Well, Watering Hole and Bistro
3928 Baymeadows Rd #9, Jacksonville, FL 32217 (map)
Plan to arrive around 6:30 pm for group seating
Trivia starts at 7:00 pm and goes to about 8:45 pm

Join us at The Well for good food, great friends, conversation and  trivia as we put our collective wits and general knowledge of random facts against other teams.  Even if you don't consider yourself a trivia nut, this is still a lot of fun. Bring a friend – the more the merrier!  When you get there, just tell the host you're with IJF. And if for any reason there is no trivia, come for the friendship!

Tuesday, July 3
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Baseball Game 
Jacksonville Baseball Grounds
301 A Philip Randolph Blvd (map)

Meet at Main Ticket Counter at 6:30p
Game Starts at 7:05p

Come see the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp play against the Montgomery Biscuits.  Two very exciting teams to watch!  All you have to do is meet us in front of Main Ticket Counter by the Main Entrance about 30 min before the game starts. Look for a group of people. We buy tickets as a group so we can sit together. Usually we get $11 tickets, sometimes $7 bleacher seats. Suns games are a blast! And don't worry about the weather. If the game gets rained out, we always have Plan B. (You will need to show up if you want to know what Plan B is.) If you have any questions, your host Brian (904/651-1240) will be happy to answer them.


Saturday, July 14
Monthly Mass @ St. Paul's Catholic Church (Riverside)
2609 Park Street, Jacksonville, Fl 32204 (map)
4:00 pm Service 

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 Lola's Burrito, 1522 King Street, Jacksonville, Fl 32205 (map)
About 5:30 pm (after Mass)  


Sunday, July 15 
Family Beach Day @ Anastasia State Park
300 Anastasia Park Road, St. Augustine, FL., 32080 (map)
11 am until........


Hope you can join in the fun for Family Beach Day at Anastasia State Park in St Augustine. This is a family activity so don't forget to bring the kids! We will gather at the concession stand, Island Beach Shop and Grill (map) at 11 am. Please bring your beach chairs, umbrellas, plenty of water, any games you may want to play and food and snacks. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen! There is a small fee per car to enter the state park. There are restrooms and a snack bar convenient to the beach. If you have any questions, your hosts Kathleen (904/540-0025) and Cindy (904/874-5338) will be happy to answer them.


Tuesdays, July 17, 24, 31 & August 7

Ballroom Dance Classes @ Holy Family Catholic Church Parrish Hall

9800 Baymeadows Rd., Jacksonville, FL., 32256 (map)

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm


Get a partner and have some fun! A former Arthur Murray Dance Studio Instructor, Francois, will be happy to teach you a few moves! There is no charge! It is a beginners level, 4 weeks program, Hustle & Salsa dances & we will have an outing for the last week of class.  Probably, this time will be at Cuba Libre Bar & Nightclub. Please, bring a partner! If you have any questions your host and instructor, Francois, can be reached at garayf@hotmail.com. We will have more instruction  throughout the year & will introduce new dances as well.


Saturday, July 21
Community Service Project: IJF Adopt-A-Lake Clean-Up
LOCATION: Behind Walgreens, Radio Shack and Bank of America at the intersection
of University Blvd. West and St. Augustine Road (map

8:30 am to 10:30 am

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 supervised 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 at 904-424-7639.


Thursday, July 26
Rebuilding Alumni and IJF Members Summer Reunion                        
Miller’s Ale House Mandarin
11112 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, Fl 32223 (map)

7 pm til.......

If you are an alumni of the Rebuilding course, the You, Me and God Makes Three course, or a member of It’s Just Fun (IJF), join us for a fun Summer get together. Come out to our favorite spot, Miller’s Ale House in Mandarin, to see old friends, reconnect and share what you’ve been up to. It’s truly just for fun! Call your host Noreen at (904)534-3953 if you have any questions. 


Saturday, July 28
“Salsa Night” at Cuba Libre Bar and Nightclub
2578 Atlantic Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32207 (map)

7:30 pm till.....

Get out your dancing shoes and come have a good time! The music will definitely energize you!

We will meet at 7:30 pm for dinner at the Mudville Grill (map). The dancing starts at 10:00 pm.

Men go in free until 10 pm, ladies go in free until 11pm; after that there is a $10/person cover charge.

So, get there early!

If you have any questions, your host Anne (612/839-8835) will be happy to answer them.


AUGUST EVENTS

Monday, August 6
IJF Social @ The Well, Watering Hole and Bistro
3928 Baymeadows Rd #9, Jacksonville, FL 32217 (map)
Plan to arrive around 6:30 pm for group seating
Trivia starts at 7:00 pm and goes to about 8:45 pm

Join us at The Well for good food, great friends, conversation and  trivia as we put our collective wits and general knowledge of random facts against other teams.  Even if you don't consider yourself a trivia nut, this is still a lot of fun. Bring a friend – the more the merrier!  When you get there, just tell the host you're with IJF. And if for any reason there is no trivia, come for the friendship!


Tuesday,  August 7
Ballroom Dance Classes @ Holy Family Catholic Church Parrish Hall
9800 Baymeadows Rd., Jacksonville, FL., 32256 (map)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Get a partner and have some fun! A former Arthur Murray Dance Studio Instructor, Francois, will be happy to teach you a few moves! There is no charge! It is a beginners level, 4 weeks program, Hustle & Salsa dances & we will have an outing for the last week of class.  Probably, this time will be at Cuba Libre Bar & Nightclub. Please, bring a partner! If you have any questions your host and instructor, Francois, can be reached at garayf@hotmail.com. We will have more instruction  throughout the year & will introduce new dances as well.

Friday, August 10
Night of Stars @ San Juan del Rio Parish Hall
1718 SR 13, St. Johns, Fl 32259 (map)
5 -9 PM

IJF has been asked to provide 15 volunteers to help park cars, serve food and assist with limousine control. There is no cost to volunteers and you will be provided with a meal. This event is to show appreciation to all those who make Camp I Am Special possible. Dress nicely! Ties required for the gentlemen! Please call Pete Malloy, 904/450-9636, to obtain more details and information. 


Saturday, August 11

Monthly Mass @ St. Matthew Catholic Church 
1773 Blanding Blvd., Jacksonville, Fl 32210 (map)
5:30 pm Service 


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 Longhorn Steakhouse, 4401 Roosevelt Blvd., Jacksonville, Fl 32210 (map)
About 5:30 pm (after Mass)  


Friday, August 17
Dinner, Drinks and Karaoke @ Salsa's Mexican Restaurant
​9475 Philips Hwy, Jacksonville, FL 32256 (map)
6:30 PM


Join us as we spend an evening having dinner and a good time with friends. If you can sing, sing! If you can't sing, don't worry, nobody holds it against anybody! We are not trying to find any new talent, just have fun! If you have any questions, your host Leslie, 904/813-2177, will be glad to answer them.



SEPTEMBER EVENTS


Thursdays, Sept. 13 through Nov. 15

Rebuilding When Your Relationship Ends @ Holy Family Catholic Church Parish Life Center
​9800 Baymeadows Rd., Jacksonville, Fl 32256 (map)


Rebuilding When Your Relationship Ends is an educational seminar, created by Dr. Bruce Fisher, for those adjusting to the end of a love relationship through separation, divorce, abandonment, or death. The 10-week Rebuilding Program offers an ecumenical, comprehensive guide as well as a support system to help in the healing process. The next session begins on Thursday, September 13 and continues every Thursday through November 15. Classes are held 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Holy Family Parish Life Center in Jacksonville (9800 Baymeadows Road). The cost to attend the program is $60. Materials will be provided at the first class. Rebuilding is sponsored by the Diocesan Office of Family Life. Please visit www.dosafl.com or call (904) 262-3200 for the required registration.

EVENTS

 A Ministry of the Diocese of St. Augustine for Single & "Single Again" Catholics Age 35+