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Upcoming Enjoyable Activities

From: Kim L.
Sent on: Monday, October 25, 2010 7:15 PM
Hello Sidetrackers,

The following outdoor singles events have been planned by our group. We encourage you to attend any events you like and suggest you contact the leader if you have any  questions and to let them know you are coming. We also suggest you attend the November 3, meeting at Crispers to get to meet many of our members and to learn more about our group. Please visit our website at to read our newsletter and to see added details of many of our past and future activities.

Oct. 28               6:00 PM                Walk the downtown bridges/river walk

We meet and park under the trees at the parking lot for  River City Brewing Company at 835 Museum Circle next to MOSH in downtown Jax. The walk is approximately 3 or 4 miles and includes both the Main and Acosta bridges, the north bank Riverwalk, and beautiful views of the St. John's River and the downtown skyline. After the walk we usually have a bite to eat at the River City Brewing outdoor patio tables overlooking the river and beautiful sunset. (Leader - Diane J. [masked]).  

Oct 30, 31        4:00 PM                Halloween camp-out at Parker's in Allachua

Join the spooky fun at the Parker's for the evening or for camping overnight. Costumes, red-neck games, good food, camp fire stories and more. We will make a big ole pot of bat eye and owl wing chili, and everyone can throw something in the pot. Or bring a salad, bread, dessert, or breakfast item to share. Bring a pumpkin if you want to enter the pumpkin carving contest. Arrive around 4:00 PM on Sat to set up your tent if you are camping or try to arrive by 5:00 - 5:30 to set up your folding chair if you are just staying for the evening. (Leaders - Sandy P at[masked] and Jeff P at[masked]).

Nov. 3                6:30 PM   Monthly Meeting (SPECIAL ONE TIME LOCATION)

Our monthly meeting is always held on the first Wed. evening of each month and usually at the Southeast Regional library. However, due to the early election process, the library room is not available, so we have reserved a room at the St. Johns Town Center Crispers Restaurant [masked]). It is immediately behind the Chickfillet off the main Town Center Rd. This is a great way for newcomers and visitors to get to meet many of the members and to learn more about the group and our activities. Please come and get to know this wonderful group of outdoor singles.

Nov. 13        Sat                St. Simons Island Biking

One of the best ways to see St. Simons and the Golden Isles is by bicycle, whether managing a leisurely pace through the resort areas near the south end of St. Simons or pushing oneself faster along the open roads at the north end. Bike paths wind around the airport, through the village and along the marsh at East Beach as well as the entire length of Frederica Road. There are bike rentals available or bring your own bike.  Bring water and snacks for the ride and then we can have lunch at an eatery on the island.  We will meet and car-pool or caravan from the McDonalds in the River City Marketplace Center (14030 Hubbell Dr). This is the large shopping center east of the Int'l airport  ( Leader Diane J. [masked]).

Nov. 20        Sat                Kayak or canoe at Faver-Dykes State park, St. Augustine.

This park is located 15 miles south of St. Augustine at the intersection of I-95 and US 1. We will paddle Pellicer Creek which is a popular site for birding with more than 100 bird species seen during spring and fall migration. Pellicer Creek is part of the state designated canoe trail. We will paddle to Princess Preserve which is a beautiful county park. This is an easy paddle. Canoes and rentals are available at the Park. Call[masked] for boat reservations and cost. There is a $ 5.00 parking fee for the Park. Bring lunch, water, snacks, and bug spray for the trip.
Meeting place: Gate Gas Station, 12705 Durban Lake Drive. It is located west of I-95 near Grand Park Blvd. We will leave the gas station at 8:00 AM for the one hour drive. Leader- Sandra V. [masked], Judy Mal. [masked])

Nov. 27        Sat       Jax Boat Parade/fireworks

Sidetrackers will meet to observe the annual Jacksonville Boat parade. Al of the boats are decked out in their Christmas finery. After the parade we will see one of the best fireworks displays that the city puts on. Come join us for the fun. Dress appropriately for the weather. Cost: Dinner or snack at River City Brewing Co.

Directions: We will meet at the River City Brewing Co. at 835 Museum Circle. It is next to the Museum of Arts and Sciences on the south bank Riverwalk. Meet on the outside deck of the River City Brewing company. (Leader - Judy Mal. [masked])

Dec. 1                Wed.           Sidetrackers monthly meeting and planning meeting

This quarterly planning meeting will start immediately following our monthly meeting at the Southeast Regional Library. Our monthly meeting starts at 6:30 PM and our planning meeting will start at 7:00 or shortly after and we should be completed by 7:30 or 7:45. We will be planning for January, February, and March. Think about what you would like to do during the next quarter and join us at the meeting.  

Dec. 4                Sat                Little Talbott Island hike (Kim)

Sleep in a bit and then lets enjoy a very  pleasant four mile nature hike experiencing a cross-section of ecosystems on Little Talbot Island State Park. This includes maritime hammock, beach dunes, depression marsh, and a stroll on the beautiful white sandy beaches of the island. There should be a good opportunity to view wildlife. Bring water, snacks, sunscreen, insect repellent, a hat, layered clothing depending on temperatures, and a bright smile. Cost: Entry fee of $ 4.00 per vehicle on the island, plus lunch.

We will meet at Hardees on Merrill Rd. Take 9A North or Southside Blvd Connector North and exit at Merrill Rd. Proceed east and the Hardees is immediately on your left. We will car-pool and caravan the 20 miles to Little Talbot Island State Park off of Hecksher Blvd. It there is interest, we will find a restaurant after the hike to enjoy some lunch. (Leader- Mr. Kim L. [masked] or cell at[masked]).

Dec. 11, 12        Sat/Sun                Possible Holiday party and camping - Hanna Park

Dec. 12 Sun                Mountain Biking//hiking- Hanna Pk (Steve)

We welcome all single adults to our events and to experience this group of wonderful friends who enjoy participating with others in the great outdoors. Please contact the leader if you have a question on the activity or contact the undersigned if you have any questions concerning our group and events.


Kim Luffberry [masked])

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