Things to do: Family Edition

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JACKSONVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Main Library: Children’s Department
Preschool at the library with Ms. Jaime: February 11 @ 11am. Ages 3-5. Interactive storytime with a focus on early literacy skills.
Preschool Project with Ms. Marie: February 11 @ 11:45am. Ages 3-5. Learn and explore through art, with a focus on fine motor and pre-writing skills.
Saturday Surprise: February 14 @ 2pm. Valentine’s Day party
***For more Children’s department events at the Main Library, please check out the February calendar (with detailed info here)
Main Library: Teen Department
Go Club: Every Thursday @ 4pm “Go is a 4,000 year old strategy game and we welcome you to join, beginner or expert, to learn how to play or improve your skills.”
***More teen programs can be found here.

CITRUS HARVEST FESTIVAL @ WASHINGTON OAKS GARDENS STATE PARK February 14, 10am – 3pm

LEAF SCAVENGER HUNT VALENTINE’S PROJECT February 14 @ TILLIE K. FOWLER REGIONAL PARK, 2:30pm – 3:30pm

FUNDRAISER @ CATTY SHACK RANCH Tour the wildlife sanctuary. February 14, 1:30pm – 5:30pm. $10 ages 7+, $5 ages 3-6, free for ages 2 & under.
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FAMILY SATURDAYS AT TREE HILL NATURE CENTER February 7 @ 10:00am. $5 per family.

BUILD AND GROW WORKSHOP AT LOWE’S Build a Valentine’s Day jewelry box. February 14 10am – 11am. Find your local store and sign up at the link.

‘THE BODY WITHIN’ EXHIBIT @ MOSH. The museum’s newest permanent exhibit opens February 13.

‘WHY LOOK AT ANIMALS?’ EXHIBIT AT MOCA JACKSONVILLE until April 5.

KIDS DRAWING @ NATIVE SUN Complete the drawing and bring it in to your local Native Sun for a free snack. Kids ages 12 and under, one entry per person, per month, through February 28.

MOCA JACKSONVILLE: SUNDAY FAMILY DAYS
Sunday, 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.
Children and accompanying adults are free.

More great kids and family events can be found at Jax4kids.com and Experience Jax.
Please comment if I missed anything.
Posted by Jenny K

Bella Luna @ MOSH Valentine’s Day

From the MOSH events page:

Bella Luna: Dessert Under the Stars- The stars will be in your eyes this Valentines Day at MOSH’s second annual “Bella Luna: Dessert Under the Stars” event from 7-10 p.m. View the constellation Orion, planets Venus and Saturn, and a whole galaxy of stars through MOSH’s twenty-inch lens telescope. Star-gaze to your heart’s content while enjoying chocolate, strawberries, and other delectable sweets. MOSH’s rooftop view of the downtown skyline provides the perfect backdrop for an evening of romance. More details:

  • Romantic evening with a rooftop view of the downtown skyline
  • Chocolate fondue, strawberries, & other desserts
  • Coffee, sparkling cider, soda, and a complimentary glass of wine
  • Live Star shows in the Planetarium Theater from 7-8:30pm
  • Cosmic Concert Laser Show featuring the Beatles from 9-10pm
  • Preview MOSH’s Newest Exhibit “The Body Within”
  • Sultry Science Demonstrations
  • Cuddly Creature Encounters
  • Roof-top access to MOSH’s twenty-inch lens telescope
  • Sweetheart’s Scavenger Hunt inside the museum
  • Full access to all museum exhibits (child-free!)
  • Reservations and pre-payment required. Cost is $35 per couple. MOSH Members receive a $10 discount. Call 396-7062 ext 230 to make reservations or for more information. Please note: the last day to cancel and receive a refund is February 6th.