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  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Gainesville 2015 - 2016 Music Series
    Friday, October 16, 2015

    Nairobi Chamber Chorus October 16, 2015 7:30pm - *Holy Trinity Episcopal Church* Come hear the internationally heralded Nairobi Chamber Chorus present their first North American tour fresh from performing for President Barack Obama in Kenya! Directed by Ken Wakia, the group will also perform with UF's own African ensemble, Pazeni Sauti. Jazz Holidays with Ol' Blue Eyes December 12, 2015 7:30pm - UUFG Sanctuary Celebrate the 100th brithday of Frank Sinatra as pianist Thomas Royal and baritone Tony Canty present an evening of Christmas favorites and oddities. Enjoy a fun and exciting evening of music from every genre. A Celebration of Black History February 21, 2016 6:00pm - UUFG Sanctuary Legendary soprano Dr. Elizabeth Graham will present a program of music from the African-American idiom. Featuring music by African-American composers including art song, opera, gospel, and spirituals. Truly an event NOT to be missed. Choral Explosion 2016 April 16, 2016 7:30pm - UUFG Sanctuary Our feature concert of the season! Explore the world of choral music with the UUFG Chalice Choir and soloists as we showcare our hard work from the past year. Featuring the workd of J.S. Bach, Andre Thomas, Mack Wilberg, and many, many more. A concert is sure to please all audiences. Come enjoy food, drink, and fellowship with the choir and congregation of UUFG. Read more

  • Music at Holy Trinity
    Friday, October 16, 2015

    2015-2016 Season Sunday, September 13 at 3:00pm - From Baroque to jazz! Ruth Lewis Harpsichord Sunday, September 27 at 5:00pm - The 30th Annual Festival of Choirs at Trinity United Methodist Church Mihoko Tsutsumi, guest conductor. A service of readings and music, sungs by the 100-voice-choir, representing Gainesville area churches. Sunday, October 11 at 5:00pm - (a) Song & Dance(s) David McKinney once again combines his musical and culinary skills for an afternoon of historical food and piano four hand music with Dutch pianist Jetje Van Wijik! Tickets are required for this event, held in the Page Parish Hall - seating is limited! Call the Parish Office (352.372.4721) for more information. Friday, October 16 at 7:30pm - The Nairobi Chamber Chorus with special guests The University of Florida Africa Choir Ken Wakia, conductor. This group of young Kenyan singers presents an evening of wide range repertoire, including spirituals, arrangements of African music. Co-sponsored by The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Gainesville & The Festical Singers of Florida. Sunday, November 1 at 4:00pm - All Saints' Concert John Rutter's Requiem with guest artists Dance Alive! National Ballet & The Holy Trinity Choir and Chamber Orchestra. Sunday, November 29 at 5:00pm - St. Andrew's Day Service The Holy Trinity Choir, Bagpipes, and Scottish Dancing Sunday, January 17 at 4:00pm - Singer's Delight! with Tony Canty & friends Following his sensational standing-room-only event last season, Tony Canty returns, joined by Holy Trinity's talented staff singers. Dinner is provided for this event -- phone the Parish Office (352.472.4721), to provide for adequate food preparation. Three-Organ SPECTACULAR! weekend Saturday, February 13 at 6:00pm A spaghetti dinner is served in Page Parish Hall, followed by an old fashioned hymn sing with piano and organ! Tickets are required for this event, held in Page Parish Hall -- call the Parish Office (352.372.4721) for more information. Sunday, February 14 at4pm - Three-organ SPECTACULAR! John Bradford Bohl, Timothy Denton, Peter Kinzie, John T. Lowe, Jr., organists with The Holy Trinity Choir. Sunday, March 3 at 4:00pm - The Gainesville Brass Quintet in concert. Sunday, April 24 at 4:00pm - First Annual Young Artist Concert Christopher Henley, organist. This recital will feature a talented young artist each season, beginning with the talented undergraduate organ major from The University of Alabama. Read more

  • Music at Holy Trinity - Festival Worship
    Thursday, December 24, 2015

    Thursday, December 24 at 7:30 and 10:30pm - Christmas Eve The Holy Trinity Choir with organ, brass, and timpani. Wednesday, January 6 at 6:00pm - Epiphany Day Evensong The Holy Trinity Choir Wednesday, February 10 at 6:00pm - Ash Wednesday Eucharist The Holy Trinity Choir & Choristers Wednesday, March 23 at 6:00pm - A Service of Tenebrae Thursday, March 24 at 7:00pm - Maundy Thursday Service Friday, March 25 at 7:00pm - Good Friday Liturgy Saturday, March 26 at 7:00pm - The Great Vigil of Easter SUnday, March 27 at 9:30 and 11:30am - Easter Day Festival Eucharist The Holy Trinity Choir with organ, brass, and timpani. Sunday, May 15 at 10:30am - Music Sunday Chorister Recognition Sunday Read more

  • 7TH ANNUAL CINEMA VERDE INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL FILM AND ARTS FESTIVAL
    Thursday, February 11, 2016

    The four-day Seventh Annual Cinema Verde International Environmental Film and Arts Festival will take place at The Hippodrome State Theatre in downtown Gainesville, 5 PM Thursday, February 11 - Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016. The four-day festival will feature: -Local, national, international, and student (college and high school) films focusing on sustainable solutions for environmental concerns; -Director discussions; -Thursday night VIP Opening Night Reception; -Saturday a Local Food Potluck; -Sunday Eco-Fair with art, music, vendors and films at the Sun Center Plaza (around the Hippodrome). We are excited to kick off our festival with Emmy award-winning film-maker Elam Stoltzfus from Tallahassee, FL. The film Coastal Dune Lakes: Jewels of Florida’s Emerald Coast reveals why the coastal dune lakes of northwest Florida are unique and what can be done to protect them Read more

  • To Kill a Mockingbird
    Thursday, February 11, 2016

    Please consider an including announcement about Buchholz High School’s upcoming production of To Kill a Mockingbird in your event calendar. It’s a fantastic show with a social message still relevant today. The Buchholz High School Players present To Kill a Mockingbird a realistic portrayal of race and prejudice under Jim Crow told through the eyes of a little girl based on the Pulitzer Prize winner novel. To Kill a Mockingbird Thursday, February 11 at 7 PM Friday, February 12 at 7 PM, And Saturday, February 13 at 2 PM and 7 PM at Buchholz High School, 5510 NW 27 Ave, Gainesville, FL. Tickets are $8 or $5.00 in advance available from any Buchholz drama student. Information on this and other Buchholz High School shows is available at (352) 955-6702. Read more

  • 4th Annual Beast Feast
    Friday, February 12, 2016

    Countryside Christian School will be hosting its 4th Annual Beast Feast to benefit the Athletic Department of the school. The event will be held on February 12, 2016. Doors Open at 6:00 PM with food lines opening at 7:00. Come out and try some of best wild game recipes you have ever had. The event will be held at Countryside Baptist Church. 10926 NW 39th Ave Gainesville, FL 32606 Ticket price is $50/person Each ticket holder will have the chance to win a $1000.00 Cash Prize the night of the event. In addition to the meal, there will be games, silent auctions, and other activities throughout the night. To purchase tickets or for more information contact Jody Robertson at (352) 332-1493, (352) 538-3373, or by email at jodyrobertson22@gmail.com Read more

  • Minuteman Challenge Sporting Clays Shoot
    Saturday, February 13, 2016

    Countryside Christian School will be hosting its 1st Annual Minuteman Challenge Sporting Clays Shoot. The shoot will take place at Bradford Sportsmens Farm 11394 SW 106th Ave Graham, FL Cost is $100/person or $400/4 man team Lunch will be provided To register or for more information please contact Jody Robertson at (352) 332-1493, (352) 538-3373, or by email at jodyrobertson22@gmail.com Read more

  • Newberry's First Responder Banquet
    Saturday, February 13, 2016

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  • Hawthorne Community Blood Drive
    Saturday, February 13, 2016

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  • The African-American Experience: Issues and The Arts
    Sunday, February 14, 2016

    The African-American Experience: Issues and The Arts Date:2/7/16 and 2/14/16 Programs will take place on Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. on 2/7/16 (part 1) and 2/14/16 (part 2) at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Gainesville, 4225 N.W. 34th St. There will be music (Audacity, The Gainesville Brass Quintet, Thomas Royal, Baba Leon), poetry, and talks by Dr. Paul Ortiz (2/7) and Ret. G.P.D. Capt. Will Halvosa.(2/14) Call 352-377-1669 for more information. Read more

  • Movie Night at Oak Park Baptist Church
    Sunday, February 14, 2016

    Movie Night "War Room" Sunday, February 14th, 2016 6:00 p.m. This movie is not about War... it's about Spiritual Warfare, and how prayer is a Powerful Weapon! Oak Park Baptist Church 4610 SW Archer Road Gainesville, FL 32608 (352)372-2730 oakparkbaptistch@bellsouth.net Visit www.oakparkbaptist.org Read more

  • Faithh Van Food Distribution
    Tuesday, February 16, 2016

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  • Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation
    Thursday, February 18, 2016

    Ribbon Cutting, February 18, 2016 4:30pm - 7:30pm Foundation Park 14193 NW 119th Terrace Alachua, Florida 32615 Read more

  • Faustina, Messenger of Divine Mercy
    Thursday, February 18, 2016

    Faustina, Messenger of Divine Mercy is a live theatrical one-woman drama performed by actress Maria Vargo and directed by Leonardo Defilippis of Saint Luke Productions, and will be presented inside Holy Faith Catholic Church in Gainesville. DETAILS: Thursday, February 18 at 7:00 p.m., at Holy Faith Catholic Church in Gainesville. Admission is $10.00. Tickets can be purchased online at www.holyfaithchurch.org. ABOUT THE PRODUCTION: In Faustina: Messenger of Divine Mercy, audiences experience firsthand the spirit and life of Polish mystic Saint Faustina, whose personal encounters with Jesus have inspired a world-wide devotion to Christ’s Divine Mercy. A parallel modern story within the drama offers audiences a compelling personal connection to the current moral issues of our times. Audiences are calling the production a “wake-up call.” Faustina: Messenger of Divine Mercy is an inspiring dramatic portrayal not to be missed. The production runs ninety minutes, and is suitable for ages 13 and up. Get your tickets today! For further information, contact Millie Roig 352-376-5405 x122 holyfaithoffice@holyfaithchurch.org Read more

  • Tommy Brandt Concert
    Saturday, February 20, 2016

    Fundraiser for Newberry Christian Tommy Brandt in concert Saturday, February 20, 2016 Vineyard Church 3536 NW 8th Ave Gainesville, Fl 32608 VIP Ticket $25 - Concert Only $10 VIP includes: Meet & Greet 5:00pm, Dinner 5:30pm, Special Seating Concert starts @ 6:30pm For more info and tickets call 352-363-6322 tommybrandt.org Read more

  • Beauty and the Beast
    Thursday, February 25, 2016

    Shows Begin at 7pm. Tickets can be purchased online at musicaltheater.pkyonge.ufl.edu Feb. 25,26,27 & March 3,4,5 For further information; Melanie Harris mharris@pky.ufl.edu 352-392-1554 Read more

  • Camp Haven
    Friday, February 26, 2016

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  • Grand Re-Opening!
    Friday, February 26, 2016

    Scuba Monkey Dive Center 13585 NW 101st Drive, Ste 700 Alachua, FL 32615 (386) 518-6323 Friday, February 26th 4:30PM - Ribbon Cutting, Weekend Kick-Off Door Prizes, Refreshments, Give-Aways! Saturday - Sunday, February 27th & 28th - Grand Opening Weekend Door Prizes, Raffles, Refreshments, Entertainment, Give-Aways, Vendor/Product Demos, Discounts! Read more

  • Trading Closets
    Friday, February 26, 2016

    Trading Closets offers great clothing bargains! Altrusa International of Gainesville's annual sale of bargain-priced, high-quality women's clothes and accessories. All funds raised support charities in the Gainesville community. Join us at the Gainesville Women's Club on Friday, February 26 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm with wine and hos d'oeuvrs (tickets, call 352-380-0879) and Saturday February 27 from 8:00 am to noon (admission FREE). Read more

  • Ebony Soul: Spirituals in Concert
    Sunday, February 28, 2016

    EBONY SOUL: SPIRITUALS IN CONCERT Sunday, February 28th 3:30 pm at Kanapaha Presbyterian Church 6221 SW 75th Terrace, Gainesville Emerging local artist, soprano Erica Williams, is set to perform a concert of African-American Spirituals. Enjoy arrangements of historical songs once sung from the lips of oppressed people: for out of their spirits came soul-felt melodies. Tickets are $15 in advance, at the church office, Monday thru Thursday 9 am to 1 pm. $20 at the door. Cash or check only. A portion of the proceeds benefit the historic Kanapaha Church. For more information, call 352-378-9080 or visit www.kanapaha.net Read more

  • Family Friendly Karaoke
    Friday, March 4, 2016

    First United Methodist Church 17121 SW 137th Lane / P.O. Box 156 Archer, FL 32618 Cost: Free to the general public or you may tip the Karaoke Disk Jockey (Cowboy Mike Powers) Supper/Snacks are served (Free); Feel free to bring snacks/food to share. Any questions? Need directions to location? Please call Priscella Scherrah (352-231-2369) or Lois Lehning (352-443-0010) Read more

  • Summer Activities Fair
    Saturday, March 5, 2016

    Summer Activities Fair Date:Saturday, March 5 9am-12pm First Name:Kathy Last Name:Redman Email:redkat67@hotmail.com Additional Info:Summertime is fast approaching! Are you wondering what to do with the kids this year? Attend the annual Summer Activities Fair sponsored by the Westwood Middle School PTO to get information about many summer programs available in our area for children of all ages, abilities & interests! This years fair will be held at the Westwood Middle School cafeteria. For more information, contact Kathy Redman at redkat67@hotmail.com. Read more

  • Blue Wilderness Hero Run
    Saturday, March 12, 2016

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  • Survival Race for Heroes
    Saturday, March 12, 2016

    10 CAN, Inc. presents the 2nd annual Survival Race for Heroes. This adventure race of a lifetime is a soul changer. Three challenges over 50 miles in two days. Navigate unmarked forest while carrying your survival gear. Race down the Santa Fe River to Midway, then survive the night. Depart Midway the next morning, connecting with the Suwannee River in a hustle to the finish line at Hart Springs. Followed by a family friendly after party. Three challenges: Land Navigation, Paddling, and Camping. Blue Springs Park 7450 NE 60th St. High Springs, FL. 3/12/2016 – 3/13/2016 Ceremonies begin at 9:00am, race starts at 10:00am Fundraiser supports Military families and First Responders Register at Eventbrite: Survival Race Survival Race 2016 Read more

  • Gator Gobblers Hunting Heritage Banquet
    Wednesday, March 16, 2016

    Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 Rembert's Rock Hollow Farm 13014 NW 175th Ave. Alachua, FL 32615 Doors Open at 5:30pm Dinner at 7:00pm Over 20 guns in this year's auction and raffle including.... Weatherby Orion O/U, 12 ga. 2016 NWTF Gun of the Year $55 Adult $30 JAKES $275 individual sponsor $700 sponsor table (seats 8) For more information to purchase tickets, contact: Online: NWTFgatorgobblers.com Ron Akins (386) 867-1948 Rakins0822@yahoo.com Missie Schneider (352) 316-0073 Gatorgobblers.NWTF@gmail.com Read more

  • Reclaiming Hope Banquet
    Friday, April 1, 2016

    The Gainesville Opportunity Center Announces its Reclaiming Hope with guest speaker Pat Williams. Pat is the cofounder and Senior Vice-President of the Orlando Magic. The Banquet will be held Friday April 1, from 6-9pm at The Best Western Gateway Grand. The Gainesville Opportunity Center helps those with mental illness reclaim their lives. We call our environment a Clubhouse where we partner with individuals and encourage them to help run our office. From helping cook lunch to helping write grants, we help people get back in habit of living. Come help us Reclaim Hope. Read more

  • Family Friendly Karaoke
    Friday, April 1, 2016

    First United Methodist Church 17121 SW 137th Lane / P.O. Box 156 Archer, FL 32618 Cost: Free to the general public or you may tip the Karaoke Disk Jockey (Cowboy Mike Powers) Supper/Snacks are served (Free); Feel free to bring snacks/food to share. Any questions? Need directions to location? Please call Priscella Scherrah (352-231-2369) or Lois Lehning (352-443-0010) Read more

  • 2nd Annual Bed Race
    Saturday, April 2, 2016

    Family Promise Homeless Shelter of Gainesville is sponsoring our 2nd Annual Bed Race in a race to end childhood homelessness. Please join our race to the finish line on April 2, 2016, from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm at Santa Fe College track. The event will offer face painting, balloons, and a bounce house for the children to enjoy. If you are interested in joining our race, please contact us at 352-378-2030. Read more

  • Garden Show and Plant Sale
    Saturday, April 2, 2016

    11th Annual Garden Show and Plant Sale Saturday, April 2, 2016, McIntosh, FL, 5835 Ave G from 9:00am-4:00pm. Plants, crafts, antiques, food and entertainment. Special Children's corner. Free parking and admittance. For further information; Eva Jo Callahan evajo591@aol.com Read more

  • Alachua's First Annual World Autism Day Celebration
    Saturday, April 2, 2016

    Join us as we lead the charge to promote and educate Autism awareness for World Autism Day in Alachua County. Skinner Field, 15120 NW 141 Street Alachua, Florida 32615 For sponsorship or more information, please contact J & B Autism Adventures francislenorea@gmail.com (352) 792-7565 April is Autism Awareness Month! Read more

  • Putnam Hall Community 3rd Annual Memorial Walk
    Saturday, April 2, 2016

    The Putnam Hall Community will be having their 3rd Annual Memorial Walk on Saturday, April 2, 2016, starting with a memorial service at 11:30 a.m., and the walk will begin immediately after at 12:00 p.m. Please join us in wearing a white ribbon to honor our love ones gone on and wear a red ribbon for those who are still with us. We are expecting to have a lot of fun, free food, and games. Please contact Sis. Tonya Hayes at 352-363-4712 or Develyn M. Smith at 352-219-6732. Read more

  • 2nd Annual Tom Muff Memorial Car Show
    Saturday, April 30, 2016

    2nd Annual Tom Muff Memorial Car Show Date:Saturday, April 30th Additional Info:At Holy Family Catholic Church, 17353 NE Hwy 27 Alt. Williston. 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Registration 8-10 AM. Pre-reg $15 by April 20th, day of show $20. Open to all makes and models. Top 20 and Best of Show awards. Door prizes, 50/50, Angel House Thrift Store and more. Download flyer at http://holy-family-church.org/carshow.htm Read more

  • Family Friendly Karaoke
    Friday, May 6, 2016

    First United Methodist Church 17121 SW 137th Lane / P.O. Box 156 Archer, FL 32618 Cost: Free to the general public or you may tip the Karaoke Disk Jockey (Cowboy Mike Powers) Supper/Snacks are served (Free); Feel free to bring snacks/food to share. Any questions? Need directions to location? Please call Priscella Scherrah (352-231-2369) or Lois Lehning (352-443-0010) Read more

  • Family Friendly Karaoke
    Friday, June 3, 2016

    First United Methodist Church 17121 SW 137th Lane / P.O. Box 156 Archer, FL 32618 Cost: Free to the general public or you may tip the Karaoke Disk Jockey (Cowboy Mike Powers) Supper/Snacks are served (Free); Feel free to bring snacks/food to share. Any questions? Need directions to location? Please call Priscella Scherrah (352-231-2369) or Lois Lehning (352-443-0010) Read more

  • Family Friendly Karaoke
    Friday, July 8, 2016

    First United Methodist Church 17121 SW 137th Lane / P.O. Box 156 Archer, FL 32618 Cost: Free to the general public or you may tip the Karaoke Disk Jockey (Cowboy Mike Powers) Supper/Snacks are served (Free); Feel free to bring snacks/food to share. Any questions? Need directions to location? Please call Priscella Scherrah (352-231-2369) or Lois Lehning (352-443-0010) Read more

  • Family Friendly Karaoke
    Monday, August 8, 2016

    First United Methodist Church 17121 SW 137th Lane / P.O. Box 156 Archer, FL 32618 Cost: Free to the general public or you may tip the Karaoke Disk Jockey (Cowboy Mike Powers) Supper/Snacks are served (Free); Feel free to bring snacks/food to share. Any questions? Need directions to location? Please call Priscella Scherrah (352-231-2369) or Lois Lehning (352-443-0010) Read more

  • Family Friendly Karaoke
    Friday, September 9, 2016

    First United Methodist Church 17121 SW 137th Lane / P.O. Box 156 Archer, FL 32618 Cost: Free to the general public or you may tip the Karaoke Disk Jockey (Cowboy Mike Powers) Supper/Snacks are served (Free); Feel free to bring snacks/food to share. Any questions? Need directions to location? Please call Priscella Scherrah (352-231-2369) or Lois Lehning (352-443-0010) Read more

  • Family Friendly Karaoke
    Friday, October 7, 2016

    First United Methodist Church 17121 SW 137th Lane / P.O. Box 156 Archer, FL 32618 Cost: Free to the general public or you may tip the Karaoke Disk Jockey (Cowboy Mike Powers) Supper/Snacks are served (Free); Feel free to bring snacks/food to share. Any questions? Need directions to location? Please call Priscella Scherrah (352-231-2369) or Lois Lehning (352-443-0010) Read more

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