Courtyard Happenings

Kick-Off Event for
Fletcher High School Student-Led Environmental Website

Monday, May 28, 2018 (Memorial Day) —3-5pm

The Courtyard at 200 First Street (Neptune Beach, FL 32266)

A free community event with educational speakers, games & crafts and more

Sea dunes are crucial to coastal ecosystems, creating a barrier to prevent land-based objects from entering the ocean, plus keeping coastal waters from flooding during storms.

Southern Grounds & Co and 4Ocean partner for Earth Day

Saturday, April 21, 2018

9 am to noon

Hosted by Southern Grounds & Co and 4Ocean LLC, an ocean cleanup company, volunteers will gather in the Courtyard at 200 First Street in Neptune Beach at 8:30 am to head out at 9 am and then return by noon.

On Saturday, April 21, 2018, 4Ocean LLC, an ocean cleanup company based out of Boca Raton, will partner with Southern Grounds Coffee Bar & Community Members for a beach and marsh cleanup (Hopkins Creek) in Neptune Beach. 4Ocean hosts and sponsors both local and international cleanups. All of 4Ocean cleanup operations are funded exclusively through the sales of the 4Ocean bracelet, a product made from 100% recycled materials. Gloves and garbage bags will be provided.

Volunteers will gather together at Southern Grounds in the Courtyard at 200 First Street in Neptune Beach at 8:30 am to head out at 9 am. Southern Grounds will donate 10% of all SoGro tshirt sales on April 21st to 4Ocean. Opportunities to win 4Ocean bracelets and tshirts prior to April 21st will be announced via Southern Grounds social media.

Beachside Buggies will provide transportation from the Courtyard at 200 First Street to Seagate Avenue, so that volunteers can walk north and return to the Courtyard to gather at Southern Grounds & Co for refreshments. A shuttle will also drop off and pick up volunteers at the Kings Road Intracoastal area for the marsh side (Hopkins Creek) clean up.

Josh Messinger, Neptune Beach Beautification Committee President, is spearheading the marsh cleanup & volunteer drive and will hold an informational booth in the Courtyard at 200 First Street on Saturday morning, April 14th and Thursday evening, April 19th during the North Beaches Art Walk. Volunteers can also sign up at Southern Grounds & Co in Neptune Beach, on the 4Ocean Facebook event page or email Mark Janasik at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

From Delicia, 4Ocean Director of Cleanups

"At our cleanups we receive anywhere from 20 - 500 volunteers depending on the date, time, and location, with the average cleanup having about 100 volunteers. We predict that there will be about 100 volunteers to help with our efforts on that Saturday. Neptune Beach is one mile in length and we believe that we can help make a difference by ridding the beach of pollution in this location for both locals and tourists alike to enjoy a clean, debris-free beach."

From Mark Janasik, Southern Grounds & Co:

"One of our company philosophies is to make a positive difference in the communities we are in and give back. Partnering with helps us do both. We hope that you will see the good that this cleanup can bring and that it will be a reminder to everyone to always help to do their part and keep our oceans and beaches clean."

For more information please contact Mark Janasik at 904.535.3006 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mark Janasik
Southern Grounds & Co
200 First Street
Neptune Beach, Florida 32266
Phone: 904.853.5473

Delicia Pop
4Ocean Director of Cleanups
Phone: 561.270.0650 ext. 115

Music in the Courtyard at 200 First Street plays every Friday and Saturday night from 7pm-10 pm.

Southern Grounds is pouring glasses of wine and serving up ice cold beers or choose a latte, small bites or dessert! Thank you for supporting our locally owned Courtyard Shoppes! They make this wonderful venue possible! Sit back and listen, sip on a glass of wine, enjoy a crazy good dessert and fresh, delicious coffee. This is the life!


Rise and Shine Tai Chi in the Courtyard!

Clear your mind and get your body ready for the New Year with a little bit of Tai Chi! Learn the principles and benefits of this slow meditation in motion with Sheri Nicholson on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30a.m. to 7:30 a.m. in the Courtyard at 200 First Street

Sponsored by Southern Grounds, and Boutique Unique,  For more info, call (904) 234-0038.

Jaffi's Owner Emilie Christenson to Be Featured on Upcoming Panel

Have you ever been curious about roadblocks local women have faced when starting their businesses? Or how about what influenced their path and how long it took to execute their idea from when it was born? What was their timeline like? Well, these rad women have answers and hopefully you'll hear a few golden nuggets in their stories that will help inspire your next big idea.

Join Jax Is Rad Sunday, March 18 from 1-4pm at Blue Jay Listening Room as they come together to empower and inspire one another. There will be networking and a lively panel discussion complete with adult beverages, yummy bites from Southern Roots Filling Station and sweet treats from AlleyCakes Bakery.

20's: Carlie Christenson, Boob-eez
Ali Webb, AlleyCakes Bakery
Chelsea DuDeVoire, Babes Who Hustle
30's: Julie Schwartzenberger, Edge and Lines and Hotel Palms
Mariah Goelz, Southern Roots and Cultivate
40's: Emilie Christenson, Jaffi's
Mary Lyn Jenkins, Big Fish Yoga
Kara Scremin, Engine 15 Brewing Co. and Marketing Maven
50's: Julie Sanford, Starr Sanford Design Associates
60's: Susan King, Atlantic Beach Urban Farms
Moderator: Stevan Brown, Hotel Palms and Urban Coastal Media