Bahai News - News and notes from around Jacksonville
Friday, March 16, 2001
Story last updated at 11:05 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, 2001
"This would even test wise King Solomon."
-- State Rep. Carole Green about legislative differences on improving
resident care at nursing homes and limiting lawsuits against them.
Baha'i New Year
At sundown Tuesday, members of the Baha'i Faith begin the celebration
of Naw-Ruz, or New Year.
Jacksonville area Baha'is, who will have spent the previous 19 days fasting
from all food and drink during daylight hours, are planning to gather at the
Cuban-American Club, 5110 Lourcey Road, for a dinner and celebration at 6:30
Guests are welcome to attend free. For more information, call (904) 646-9813.
Naw-Ruz is also celebrated as a New Year holiday in many Middle Eastern
countries, and it is also one of nine Holy Days in the Baha'i Faith.
The Baha'i Faith of Jacksonville is also accepting nominations through March
23 for the 10th annual Unity in Diversity awards. The awards are presented
to people and organizations in the Jacksonville area who work to reduce
prejudice and discrimination.
The awards will be presented June 8. For more information, call (904)646-9813.
Tots 'N' Teens Theatre invites grade-school poets and playwrights to enter
the 10th annual James Weldon Johnson Poetry and Dramatic Arts Contest. Entries
should deal with the life and contributions of a significant African-American
person or the African-American experience.
Entries, which can be poems or monologues, must be received by April 6.
For more information and contest rules, call Tots 'N' Teens Theatre at (904)
353-7350. The theater is at 101 W. 27th St. in Jacksonville.
Shriners ham sale
An Easter holiday ham sale will benefit the Shriners Hospital for Children,
which provides free care to children who have burns or orthopedic problems.
The sale will take place from noon to 5 p.m., April 7-8, at Morocco Shrine
Auditorium, 3800 St. Johns Bluff Road S.
Each boneless ham is 9 pounds, honey glazed and fully cooked. The cost per
ham is $24.95. Checks and some credit cards are accepted. To reserve a ham,
call (904) 642-5200.
Story time for kids
Join Times-Union children's book reviewer Brandy Hilboldt for story
time at 7 tonight at Borders Books, Music and Cafe, 8801 Southside Blvd. The
book, Forest Hotel, is a classic title from the Golden Books series
and will appeal to children ages 4 to 6. After story time, participants can
make a craft related to the book. The event is free.
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