Davidson Realty’s corporate giving program, Davidson Cares, is back for their second year of Shooting for SAYS on Thursday, October 19th at Jacksonville Clay Target Sports (12125 New Berlin Road) and to start the fundraising year off right, they are offering special early bird pricing for participants. Since 2012, Davidson Cares has worked to help local children by supporting local public schools and youth-based programs.

Sign up to participate between June 1st and July 15th to receive discounted pricing on sporting clays (100 for $125) and skeet targets (50 for $50). New shooters will receive instruction while shooting 25 skeet targets for $50. Sporting Clays will be raised to $125 and skeet will be raised to $75 after July 15th.

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The 22nd Annual Rhythm & Ribs Festival has been voted the “Best Festival in St. Augustine” twelve times and this year it kicks off on March 31st with award winning barbeque, great live music, kid’s games, arts and crafts vendors, family fun and more at Francis Field in downtown St. Augustine! Hosted by St. Augustine Sunrise Rotary Club, this yearly event normally raises approximately $100,000 for local charities. Make sure to mark your calendars to spend the weekend of March 31st downtown with us!

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To commemorate the 46th ANA Inspiration, the LPGA’s first major championship, the World Golf Hall of Fame is hosting a week-long exhibition from March 27 to April 2.

The tournament is held annually at the Dinah Shore Tournament Course of Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California. It is perhaps most famous for being home to Poppie’s Pond, adjacent to the 18th green, where each year’s winner celebrates by jumping in.

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The greenest day of the year is almost upon us! This year’s St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Friday (March 17) and St. Augustine is revving up for a great time.

St. Augustinians will kick off local festivities this weekend (March 10-12) with the 7th Annual Celtic Music and Heritage Festival located on Francis Field in the historic district. Echoes of bagpipes will fill the streets on Saturday, March 11, as a tartan-clad procession marches through St. Augustine’s streets for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Plan to arrive early; the streets along the procession fill up quickly!

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The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum and the City of Jacksonville have just unveiled a new exhibit titled “Golf Heroes of the First Coast” in celebration of Black History Month. The 1,500 square-foot exhibit is now on display at the historic Ritz Theatre and Museum in downtown Jacksonville (829 N Davis Street).

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Local film buffs are buttering their popcorn and gearing up for the 7th Annual St. Augustine Film Festival, coming January 21 and 22!

Presented by Flagler College, the event will feature more than 40 films—many international—shown in five local theaters including Flagler’s Lewis Auditorium, the Gamache Theatre, and three screens at the Corazon Theatre. Some viewings will even feature special guests like directors, writers and actors.

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As New Year’s Eve approaches, we are all thinking about how we will cap off the holiday season, whether partying the night away or watching fireworks with our family. No matter how you like to ring in the New Year, there is the perfect celebration for you somewhere on the First Coast! Here are the best goings-on around the area for each celebration style.

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Northeast Florida is known for its spectacular holiday lights, but none shine brighter than historic St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights celebration. In fact, Rachael Ray magazine named St. Augustine one of the Nation’s “Twinkliest Towns” in 2014. National Geographic also dubbed St. Augustine one of the Top 10 Places in the World to view holiday lights in 2012 and 2013.

This year’s event looks to be just as “twinklie” as previous years with more than 3 million lights going up through the town. The celebration will run from November 19 through January 31, 2017.

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Davidson Realty Agent and published Christian author Shelley Nemethy will host a community Bible Study called James: Mercy Triumphs starting Thursday October 6th at Davidson Realty’s World Golf Village headquarters. The Bible Study will be held every Thursday night from 6:30 to 8:30 pm for eight weeks.

James: Mercy Triumphs is written by Biblical teacher and renowned author Beth Moore. Beth is founder of Living Proof Ministries and the author of bestselling Bible studies and books for women. According to the James: Mercy Triumphs website, the course centers on, “joy, hardship, faith, reversal of fortunes for rich and poor, wisdom, gifts from above, single-mindedness, the dangers of the tongue, humility, and prayer.” Shelley said every Beth Moore Bible Study she has ever done has been life changing.

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The world is ramping up to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, and the World Golf Hall of Fame is celebrating with a new exhibit dedicated to golf’s place in Olympic history.

Dubbed “Road to Rio: Golf’s Return to the Olympics,” the exhibit features two rare gold and silver medals won by H. Chandler Egan at the 1904 Summer Games, information about the Olympic qualifiers, changes to Olympic uniforms from 1900 to today, and more. Visitors can even have a photo taken on the Olympic podium holding their country’s flag.

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