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May 9th, 2014 · Leave a Comment

The best week of the year for many people in Northeast Florida is The PLAYERS Championship week – and it’s finally here.

The tournament kicked off Thursday, and continues through Sunday, May 10 (also Mother’s Day), when golfers compete in the final round.

You don’t have to be a rabid golf fan to enjoy The PLAYERS. Many visit TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach to enjoy nice outdoors weather in a beautiful natural setting as well as great food, associates, and friends.

Visit the PLAYERS website for details about tickets, parking and event times.

As we mentioned, Sunday is Mother’s Day. If your mom enjoys dance, or great spectacle, take her to a performance at The Times-Union Center by Shen Yun, the world’s premier classical Chinese Dance company.

These magnificent shows are scheduled for Friday, May 9 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, May 10 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, May 11 at 2 p.m.

Ticket information is available at JaxEvents.com

Shen Yun moves quickly through dynasties and regions as well as legends, myths, and literary heroes. Ethnic and folk dances fill the stage with color and energy – leaping and flipping amid thunderous drums and singers’ soaring voices. All is set to animated backdrops that transport you to another world.

Moms are often fond of low-key weekends, too. After all, the day IS about her.

So you might want to suggest on Saturday, May 10 a visit to the Old City Farmers Market at the St. Augustine Amphitheater or A Walk in the Woods at the Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens. Both are relaxing options.

The farmers market in St. Augustine feature fresh produce, baked goods, hand-crafted items and plants directly from the producers. There’s even fresh seafood in season. The market takes place at the St. Augustine Amphitheater on A1A South in St. Augustine from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Admission is free.

A Walk in the Woods is a brisk 3-mile walk that begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday, and takes striders pas the natural wonders of the arboretum. Trails at the arboretum have been measured for the number of steps an adult or child will take to complete them.

You won’t even realize that you are getting exercise!


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