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"Don't Say Gay"; "Mardis"; Jacksonville Home and Patio Show; What's Good Wednesday

FILE - Crowds attend the annual Gay Pride march, June 26, 2021, in Paris.
Lewis Joly
Crowds attend the annual Gay Pride march on June 26, 2021, in Paris.

Teachers, students activists and allies are rallying across the state to protest the so-called “Don’t Say Gay” bill. The measure would ban classroom discussion of gender identity and sexual orientation until it’s deemed “age-appropriate.”

As the bill moves to a floor vote in the Florida Senate, rallies and protests are planned in Jacksonville.



Local author Travis Dean is out with a new memoir, "Mardis," about his difficult childhood growing up in Jacksonville.

But he also dips into the realm of quantum vibration and how each of us is connected, sometimes in ways beyond our human understanding.

Guest: Travis Dean, author of "Mardis."

Jacksonville Home and Patio Show

The Jacksonville Home and Patio Show returns to the Prime Osborn Convention Center from March 3-6. The show’s special guest, Kaleb Wyse of the “Wyse Guide” will be presenting on Friday and Saturday.

Guest: Kaleb Wyse, lifestyle blogger, YouTuber and author of “Wyse Guide.”

What’s Good Wednesday

  • Celtic Woman is coming to the Jacksonville Performing Arts Center this Sunday to perform their new show “Postcards from Ireland.” 
  • The exhibition "Karen Hampton: Origins," opens at the Crisp-Ellert Art Museum at Flagler College on Friday. Hampton’s textile-based work explores stories of the African American diaspora, as well as her ancestral ties to Northeast Florida. The artist will give a walkthrough of the exhibition on Friday, March 4, at 5 p.m., followed by an opening reception until 8 pm. On Saturday, March 5, at 6 p.m., Hampton will join her esteemed colleagues Dr. Kathleen Deagan and Dr. Jane Landers in a panel discussion to contextualize where the Clarke-Garvin family fit into the histories of Spanish Florida and the United States. This panel discussion will take place in the Flagler Room at Flagler College and will also be livestreamed. These events are free and open to the public, and masks are required. The "Origins" exhibition will continue through Saturday, April 23.
  • THE PLAYERS, in partnership with the Jacksonville Military Veterans Coalition, will host its 11th annual Military Job Fair on Saturday. The Military Job Fair is free and open to military personnel, veterans and military spouses. Approximately 25 companies with existing job opportunities will be on hand.
  • The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp are building their team for another season of affordable family fun at 121 Financial Ballpark. The club will hold three job fairs for 2022 game day positions from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 3; 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, March 12; and 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16, at the ballpark.
  • Cathedral Arts Project student William Bell was recently awarded second prize at the Crescendo International Music Competition, a youth music nonprofit that aims to inspire individuals to pursue their passion for music. As a prize winner, William was invited to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City on Feb. 12. In addition to being an accomplished violinist, William is a student at Riverside High School and serves as a mentor for a beginning violin class led by CAP String Teaching Artist Fellow Joshua Stone at Central Riverside Elementary School. William is also a member of the CAP String Orchestra, which is funded by the Kids Hope Alliance. Congrats, William!
  • The Gate River Run is back at full capacity this weekend after a limited run last year. If you’re downtown, come on out and show your support, but be aware of changing traffic patterns. Interested runners can still register.
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Katherine Hobbs was Associate Producer of talk shows at WJCT until 2022.