It is time for the Annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival’s Scholarship Pageant. Sponsored by The Hampton Inn & Suites, Amelia Island, the pageant is open to high school level juniors and seniors, currently attending public, private, alternative and home schools. Read more
Friends of the Library is offering a free presentation entitled Cuba: People-to-People Folk Arts Tour. Led by Fernandina Beach residents Dr. Peggy A. Bulger and Ron Price, this slide show and discussion will cover their experiences on a group tour of sites showcasing the folk arts, folklife, foodways and traditional culture of the Cuban people. Read more
How much you eat alters more than your waistline. It also affects your body’s organs, starting with your pancreas. With each bite, your pancreas must release enough digestive juices and hormones for you to Read more
Addiction and the Brain will be presented by Penelope P. Ziegler, M.D. DFASAM, at a FREE community luncheon and meeting hosted by NACDAC. Read more
The Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers market has plenty of landscaping, patio, hanging baskets and potted plants to satisfy any spring fever cravings you may be having to get outside a do a little yard work. Read more
Cuddles, kisses, and caring conversations. These are key ingredients of our close relationships. Scientists are finding that our links to others can have powerful effects on our health. Read more
Nassau Alcohol Crime Drug Abatement Coalition (NACDAC) is offering a free “Youth Mental Health First Aid” training which is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis.
This free eight-hour interactive course will be held on six different dates at the Full Service School, 86207 Felmor Road in Yulee, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Lunch will be provided at no charge. The one-day class is being offered on the following dates: Friday, February 17; Monday, February 20; Friday, March 3; Monday March 6; Wednesday, April 5; and Thursday, April 6.
For more information or to register contact Stephanie Basey at (904) 583-4306 or email email@example.com.
The course introduces participants to the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, AD/HD, disruptive behavior disorders, substances use disorder, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. At the end of the course, participants will be certified Youth Mental Health First Aiders (a three-year certificate).
For more information regarding NACDAC and its programs and initatives, please visit www.NACDAC.org.
You are not your illness. That is the message of NACDAC’s “#IamMore-Reduce the Stigma” campaign which brings awareness and seeks to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness. Read more
Friends of the Library is offering a FREE presentation on signs and symptoms of mental health issues, led by Katrina Robinson-Wheeler, LMHC, CAP, SAP, the Community Liaison and Trainer for Starting Point Behavioral Health. Participants will learn how families and friends can recognize indications and find help for individuals dealing with depression, substance abuse, trauma and other issues needing care and services. Read more
AMELIA ISLAND, FL – Northeast Florida’s Fernandina Beach, located on Amelia Island, was named one of “America’s Happiest Seaside Towns” by readers of Coastal Living magazine, finishing in the #4 spot. Read more
Connect with others facing the challenges of hearing loss through education on speech reading and guest speakers.
Meetings are at Baptist Hospital in the Rayonier Conference Room located at 1250 February 6, 2017, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. – also Feb. 20, March 6 and 30th, and April 3rd and 17th.
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Take Stock in Children moves into the New Year with a major scholarship drive underway and has moved its annual dinner from the Fall/Winter holiday season to early March. Read more
Writers by the Sea’s monthly presentation on January 19, 2017, will be Writing and Selling the Op Ed Piece.
Keep it relevant: Writing and selling the Op Ed Piece
At our Writers by the Sea January meeting, not one but two dynamic speakers will help fill-in the blanks for writers who desire to submit Op Ed pieces. Between the two of them, David N. Scott and Bill Pennington have over 70 years of professional writing experience. Read more
TEDxFSCJ Announces Upcoming Salon: Vaccinating the Future
TEDxFSCJ will host a salon exploring the critical role vaccines play in promoting public health.
Recent advances in vaccine research have laid the groundwork for addressing many of the key public health issues of the 21st century. Yet vaccines have also proved a source of popular misunderstanding, and ever-new outbreaks of infectious disease challenge researchers and practitioners alike to keep pace with a globally interconnected health environment.
The evening includes a panel discussion with Dr. Keith Knutson, a leading cancer researcher at the Mayo Clinic, and Dr. Pauline Rolle, the medical director of the Florida Department of Health in Duval County. Co-hosted by Florida State College at Jacksonville professors Dr. Dianne Fair and Dr. Lourdes Norman-McKay, the salon will provide insight into how a vaccine is brought to market, how vaccines are tested for safety, the challenges of getting vaccines to the public and new hope for using vaccines to fight cancer.
Join the conversation with cutting-edge researchers and dedicated public health workers committed to growing healthy communities.
For more information, visit http://www.tedxfscj.com/.
WHEN: Thursday, January 12, 2017, from 6 – 8 p.m.
WHERE: Florida State College at Jacksonville Deerwood Center-Performance Theatre, Room G-1709
9911 Old Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, FL 32256