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Melissa Ross

Articles by this authorRemembering My MomMother’s Day is often tough for me, because although I love the flowers from my husband, breakfast in bed, and the adorable handmade cards my daughters make for me, I read more

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Julie Bavington

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TEDxTuesday: Women Kicking Ass @ Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens
Jul 7 @ 6:00 pm

TEDxJacksonville has partnered with the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens to host a Summer Salon at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens

Our program will feature TED Talks center around the topic:

“Women Kicking Ass ”

After viewing the talks, we will have an opportunity to discuss with local experts how we can build on and grow successful community health models in our city.

Our Discussion Leaders for the evening will include: Lawanda Ravoira, Audrey Moran, Donna Orender

2015 Women, Words & Wisdom Speaker Event: Amy Ziering @ Schultz Center
Jul 8 @ 6:00 pm

The Women’s Center of Jacksonville invites you to our 2015 Women, Words & Wisdom Speaker Event.  In honor of our 20th Anniversary Legacy Year, we are featuring one very special speaker who will challenge, inform and inspire you; and, we will be recognizing 20 “Unsung Sheroes and Hero” who have made a significant impact to improve the lives of women in our community.

Girls’ Day Out: Good For You @ Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
Aug 15 @ 7:30 am – 3:45 pm

Take time to reconnect with all that’s good for you.

Join us for an uplifting day of health and wellness.

Be inspired by health experts. Be smart with free screenings. Be pampered with a lovely gift bag. Be nourished with fresh food and the spirit of women.


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