Families

JaxParks Summer Camp openings

 

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – JaxParks summer camps have openings available on a first-come, first-served basis for kids ages 4 through 17 with emphasis on enrichment activities, sports and aquatics.

Free swimming lessons offered to Duval County children

 

Jacksonville, Fla. – Free swim lessons offered for children are available again this year for families who qualify based on financial need. 

Disney On Ice • Pixar's Toy Story 3

Disney On Ice • Pixar's Toy Story 3

I recenlty went to Disney On Ice Toy Story 3 and it was incredible!  The lights were bright, the characters were spot on, and the skaters were amazing and had me feeling like I could get out there on the ice with ease.  My friend and I brought some of our daughters and we were all glued to our seat the whole show through.  The show lasts about 2 hours and 15 minutes, with an intermission in between.  Be sure to get your face painted, get your cotton candy with either a Buzz hat or alien hat attached to the bag, and buy your Toy Story 3 gear.  

If you missed this show, be sure to go over to Disney On Ice online to find out when the next show is coming our way.  You can see more pictures from the show at my family blog, www.barnettes.com.

 

Man-O-Pause


JACKSONVILLE, FL -- It's a common affliction not often talked about.

Some of the same symptoms older women experience during menopause -- affect men.

The main difference: Women experience menopause at a certain age, while men experience hormonal changes gradually, over a period of years.

It's called testosterone deficiency syndrome or andropause, but the most common name used is man-o-pause.

"It's a real condition," explains The Mayo Clinic's Internal Medicine Doctor Vandana Bhide.

Once it's determined a man has had a drop in his testosterone level, doctors examine the patient's other symptoms.

She told the Good Morning Jacksonville team that men usually discuss these changes with a doctor when they notice a lowering of their libido.

However, a man's significant other may notice other changes in him: Mood swings, low energy, sleep problems, and decrease in vitality and exercise tolerance.

Keep Your Ticker in Tip Top Shape at Florida Blue

Keep Your Ticker in Tip Top Shape at Florida Blue

WHAT:  Heart disease is the leading illness affecting Americans, and also one of the most preventable by making simple lifestyle choices.  In celebration of February being American Heart Month, the Jacksonville Florida Blue center wants to help you learn the basics on maintaining a healthy heart with a FREE Health Fair. 

Welcoming members and non-members from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., the Jacksonville Florida Blue Health Fair is offering attendees FREE health screenings including cholesterol and glucose tests, blood pressure measurements and more; FREE one-on-one wellness consultations; and Florida Blue wellness experts will also be on-site to provide advice on how to maintain a healthy heart.  Attendees will also enjoy FREE stress relieving massages and opportunities to win prizes from Florida Blue. 

Additionally, a nurse educator from Baptist Heart Institute will be onsite.

Come See a Night of Illusions

JACKSONVILLE, FL --  An evening of illusion featuring Jeff Edmonds will be Saturday, March 10th at 6pm.  You can reserve seats today by calling 904-296-9950.

The location will be the Sawgrass Marriott at Ponte Vedra Beach.

The event is  a fundraiser for Project SOS, according to planners, to "invest in the lives of our youth."

For more info go to www.PROJECTSOS.COM