May 20, 2012 - May 20, 2012
4 to 6 p.m.
Haskell Building
111 Riverside Ave.
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
Join the Jacksonville Sister Cities Association and Alliance Francaise for a French Wine Tasting at the Haskell Building.

May 18, 2012 - May 27, 2012

A series of concerts showcasing French and French-related music will be part of the Chamber Music festival this year. For more information, visit http://aicmf.com.

May 16, 2012 - May 16, 2012
6 p.m.
Main Library, Hicks Auditorium, Conference Center Level
303 Laura Street North
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
Inspired by Captain Jean Ribault's ,"The Whole and True Discovery of Terra Florida," author, travel writer and professor, Max Grinnell will offer his own impressions of Ribault's legacy and journey, along with his own observations on the city of Jacksonville in the early 21st century. The program is free and open to the public.

May 12, 2012 - May 12, 2012
9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Geographical Society
184 Saint-Germain Boulevard
Paris, France
To mark the 450th anniversary of the French arrived in Florida, President Jean Robert Pitte Member of the Institute Bellec of the Naval Academy, The Association of descendants and the memory of Jean Ribault
are pleased to invite you to the conference, "Jean Ribault and Florida" to be held on Saturday, May 12, 2012
9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the auditorium of the Geographical Society 184, boulevard Saint-Germain, Paris 6th.

May 08, 2012 - May 08, 2012
Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens
829 Riverside Avenue
Jacksonville, Florida 32204
The Jacksonville DAR, sponsors of the Ribault monument replica from 1924, will host a meeting featuring a presentation of the French voyages at 11:30 on May 8 at the Cummer Museum.

May 05, 2012 - May 05, 2012
8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens
In conjunction with the City of Jacksonville’s celebration of 450 years of French history on the First Coast, the Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens is proclaiming Saturday, May 5, as Plein Air Painting Day. Since the mid-19th century and the advent of portable painting supplies, artists have been painting “en plein air,” a French term that means “in the open air.”

May 05, 2012 - May 06, 2012
Timucuan Ecological and Historical Preserve
12713 Fort Caroline Road
Jacksonville, Florida 32225
On May 5 and 6, the National Park Service will offer educational demonstrations featuring costumed living historians at Fort Caroline National Memorial.

May 03, 2012 - May 03, 2012
7:30 to 9 p.m.
To kickoff Commemorate 450, the Florida Virtual School Curriculum Department, in conjunction with the City of Jacksonville and Duval County Public School, will be offering two free webinars for students throughout the state of Florida aligned with Florida Department of Education standards and a teacher’s guide to the event. The event will feature guest speakers on the topics of French cuisine, art restoration of a French painting and French history in Florida.

May 03, 2012 - May 03, 2012
12 p.m.
City Council Chamber
Jacksonville City Hall
117 West Duval Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32202

We will have a season of prayer for Jacksonville, the State of Florida, our nation and our leaders.  We will also honor the 450th anniversary of the landing of Jean Ribault who prayed the first Protestant prayer on land that would become America.


May 02, 2012 - May 02, 2012
10 to 11:30 a.m.
To kickoff Commemorate 450, the Florida Virtual School Curriculum Department, in conjunction with the City of Jacksonville and Duval County Public Schools, will be offering two free webinars for students throughout the state of Florida aligned with Florida Department of Education standards and a teacher’s guide to the event. The event will feature guest speakers on the topics of French cuisine, art restoration of a French painting and French history in Florida.
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