Friday, July 20, 2012

Cavite Association Charity Event - Saturday, 8/4/12

What: Cavite Association Event

When: Saturday, August 4, 2012
Time: 6pm - 12 midnight

St. Catherine’s Catholic Church
Rooney Hall
1649 Kingsley Avenue
Orange Park, FL 32073

Attire: Western attire highly encouraged, casual attire is OK

Cost: $25 per person

All proceeds will benefit the 2013 medical mission in the Philippines.

Come join the fun, there will be:
* Door prizes
* Raffles ($300, $200 and $100 prizes)
* BBQ dinner
* Entertainment
* Dancing, music by Leo Cajusav

Monday, June 25, 2012

Asian Language Resources at the Library

Hello! It's been a while since I've updated this blog. I have been busy attending the FREE Tagalog class at the Main Library, which runs until Filipino Pride Day in October. This is the first Tagalog class I've ever heard of in Jacksonville and classes are currently closed to new students, so if you would like to attend one in the future, please contact the Main Library at (904) 630-2665.

If you want to learn on your own, there are books in many different languages you can use to practice the language you are learning.

East Asian

Reading materials
Children's books
Filipino / Tagalog
Reading materials
Children's books
Japanese / Nihongo or 日本語
Reading materials / 材料を読むこと
Children's books / 子供たちの本
Korean / 한국말; 韓國말
Reading materials
Children's books
Vietnamese / tiếng Việt
Reading materials
Children's books

South Asian

Bengali / বাংলা or baŋla
Reading materials
Gujarati / ગુજરાતી or Gujarātī
Reading materials
Children's books
Hindi / हिन्दी, हिंदी
Reading materials
Children's books
Khmer / Mon-Khmer
Reading materials
Children's books
Marathi /Marāthī
Reading materials
Tamil / தமிழ் or Thamizh
Reading materials
Children's books
Urdu / اُردو or Urdū
Reading materials

Middle East

Hebrew / עברית or 'Ivrit
Reading materials
Children's books
Arabic / العربية or al-‘arabiyyah
Reading materials
Children's books


Monday, May 21, 2012

Japanese ukiyo-e prints at Cummer Art Museum (Riverside)

What: Beyond Ukiyo-e: Japanese Woodblocks and Their Influence West

When: December 15, 2011 - August 9, 2012

Cummer Art Museum
829 Riverside Avenue
Jacksonville, Florida 32204

"Japanese woodblock prints, used as packing material for porcelain, provided Europeans and Americans with their first glimpses of this nation."

These prints were one of the inspirations for many impressionists and post-impressionists.

More info:

Friday, May 11, 2012

Celebrate Asia - Saturday, 3/12/12

What: Celebrate Asia 2012
Honoring Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

When: Saturday, May 12, 2012

Hyatt Hotel
225 East Coastline Drive
Jacksonville, Florida 32202

Attire: Your favorite Asian style clothing suggested

Cost: $55 General Admission, includes light hors d'oeuvres

$150 VIP, includes hors d'oeuvres, dinner, wine, and champagne

~ Dance ~ Party ~ Entertainment ~ Costumes ~ Celebrity Entertainers From Asia ~

Spend Mother's day weekend at the Hyatt and Celebrate Asia! 

Asian Cuisine Featuring:

  * Asian Sesame Balls
  * Filipino Lumpia
  * Laotian Papaya Salad
  * Pad Thai Noodles
  * Thai Red Curry
  * Vietnamese Summer Rolls
  * And More! 
More info:

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Jacksonville Turkish Festival - Sunday, 4/22/12

Presented by: Amity Turkish Cultural Center

What: Jacksonville Turkish Festival

When: Sunday, April 22, 2012
Time: 10am - 7pm

Florida State College at Jacksonville South Campus
11901 Beach Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32246

A cultural heritage festival celebrating Turkish art, food and traditions organized by Amity Cultural Center a 501 C 3 non-profit organization. It is North Florida’s only Turkish Festival with tons of delicious Turkish food, live music and arts & crafts. See live Turkish folk dances and Turkish pop music on stage, Turkish food, arts & crafts, children’s entertainment and activities and more. The attendees will be awarded gifts.

More info:

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The 2nd Annual Clay County Philippine Festival - Saturday, 4/21/12

Presented by: Philippine Cultural Center Foundation Inc.

What: The 2nd Annual Clay County Philippine Festival

When: Saturday, April 21, 2012
Time: 9am - 5pm

Orange Park Town Hall (Corner of Kingsley & US 17)
2042 Park Avenue
Orange Park, FL 32073


Free Services:
Health Screening
Cooking Lessons

Free Entertainment:
Cultural Dances
Fashion Show
Live Music
Kids Zone

Enjoy Authentic Food from Various Vendors

For more info: Visit us at or visit our Facebook page

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Flores de Mayo Festival Santa Cruzan - Saturday, 5/26/12 - Sunday, 5/27/12

What: Be part of the Flores De Mayo Festival!
Santa Cruzan 2012

When: Saturday, May 26, 2012 - Sunday, May 27, 2012

Join us and let's celebrate the Flores De Mayo (Flowers of May)

You or your family member or friend could be either:

All candidates must be:
*US Residents
*Ages 4-12 yrs (Prince/Princess)
*Ages 15 yrs and up (King/Queen)
*Must be a team of King & Prince, King & Princess, Queen & Prince, or Queen & Princess
*Team combination (Family Members, Relatives or Family Friends)
*Submission of Entry until April 27, 2012

For more info on how to join as candidates and be a Major Sponsor, Sponsor, or Vendor, call 941-840-7220 or email us at or

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