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  • Family Friendly Karaoke
    Friday, December 1, 2017

    Featuring KJ "Cowboy Mike" Powers December 1st 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at the Newberry United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 475, 248455 W Newberry Road, Newberry, FL 32669 352-472-4005 Cost: Please tip the Karaoke Disk Jockey Christmas Music will be featured! No time for supper? Pizza & other snacks available for you! Or bring your own snacks to share! Public welcomed to come sing or listen! There will also be a Christmas Movie. Dates; 12/1/20-2017 - 1/5/2018 -2/2/2018 –3/2/2018 – 4/6/2018 - - 5/4/2018 – 6/1/2018 - 8/3/2018 – 9/7/2018 Read more

  • Cancer Support and Wellness Series
    Monday, January 8, 2018

    Second Monday of each month, starting January 2018, 10:00 a.m. to noon. Free class series. Fun and educational classes will be offered to cancer patients, family members of the community to promote health and quality of life. Classes are free, but seating is limited. Snacks and refreshments will be provided on a first-come-first-served basis. Class topics for 2018 will include: Palliative Care: January 8 Dance and Movement Therapy: February 12 Breathing for Health: March 12 Mindful and Gentle Yoga: April 9 Harnessing Your Inner Energy: May 14 Nutrition: June 11 Enhancing Sleep: July 9 Medical Marijuana and Cancer: August 13 Touch Therapies: September 10 Botanical Medicine: October 8 Meditation and Relaxation Practices: November 5 Advance Care Planning: December 10 A voluntary questionnaire will be given at the end of all classes to evaluate the effectiveness of this series. The Conference Center at Wilmot Gardens University of Florida 2023 SW Mowry Road, Gainesville, FL 32611 Parking: Wilmot Gardens visitors can park in the small, handicap-accessible parking lot next to the conference center. Additional parking is available in the West Garage, located at the northwest corner of Archer Road and Center Drive, across from the Dental Tower. Parking vouchers will be provided. Read more

    Tuesday, May 1, 2018

    The UF Medical Guild is now accepting grant applications to fund health-related projects from non-profit organizations. We have $50,000 available with a maximum of $8,000 per grant. The average grant last year was $3,000. If your grant relates to healthcare, benefits people in Gainesville/Alachua County, and can be completed in one year, email to request an application. The application deadline is June 30, 2018. Read more

  • Become a Member of the Richard E. Parker Alumni Band
    Tuesday, May 8, 2018

    Become a Member of the Richard E. Parker Alumni Band Attention all EHS Band Alumni; You are invited to join the alumni band in HONOR of Richard E. Parker. Reunite with old friends and make new ones! Contact: Read more

  • Hawthorne Library Events 05-21-18 to 05-27-18
    Monday, May 21, 2018

    Don’t forget GARDENspace: Planting your summer garden on Friday May 19 at 3:00 PM. Computer Class for Seniors Monday, May 21 11:30am - 1:30pm Hawthorne Branch Meeting Room Wallace Russell leads seniors through the basics of computer usage; from using a mouse, to email, to basic web searching and beyond. Bring your computer questions and enjoy this 6 week course. Space is limited; Register by calling 352-481-1920 or stopping by the Hawthorne Library to reserve your seat. Let us know if you have a laptop you can bring. For Seniors 55 and above. Cosponsored by Hawthorne Life Enrichment Center and the City of Hawthorne. Teen TECHspace Tuesday, May 22 3:00pm - 4:00pm Hawthorne Branch Meeting Room Teens can get tech-y at the library! We have a mixture of coding and circuitry activities for teens along with Legos and other building materials such as Q-BA-Maze and K-Nex. Learn to code with An Hour of Coding, create new worlds with Minecraft, build a robot with Lego Mindstorms, build a stereo speaker with our kit and more! MakerSpace: Coding Art with Scratch Wednesday, May 23 4:00pm - 5:30pm Hawthorne Branch Meeting Room Be creative with computer science and coding using Scratch while having fun with club members. 4th through 8th grade. Create, code, and share your own Digital Art! Use a laptop to design your own animations, interactive artwork, photograph filters, and other exciting artistic projects. No experience necessary. Bring friends: the CS First Club is social & Fun! Storytime Thursday, May 24 10:30am - 11:10am Hawthorne Branch Meeting Room Interactive storytime with literature-based fingerplay art music and puppetry for people identifying with aged five and under and their caretakers SHINE Counseling Thursday, May 24 12:00pm - 2:00pm Hawthorne Branch Meeting Room The Florida Department of Elder Affairs offers counseling that is unbiased, confidential and no cost, by trained SHINE Volunteer counselors. Join for individual sessions designed to help those eligible for Medicare understand their choices and options. The discussion will consist of definitions, costs, options and all questions answered. Please bring with you: Medicare Card and Social Security Card; A print-out of medications from pharmacy or bottles; Proof of annual household income to determine whether you qualify for extra help; MUST HAVE driver’s license or photo I.D.; Any letters from Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid which you may have received. Walk-ins are welcome on the 4th Thursday of each month at the Hawthorne Branch Library, 6640 SE 221st Street, Hawthorne Florida,12:00 pm - 2:00 pm. Call the Elder Care Helpline for appointments at another time or location: 1-800-963-5337. Yoga Stretch Thursday, May 24 5:55pm - 6:55pm Hawthorne Branch Meeting Room Feel more confident in a stronger more flexible body! Caroline Anaya MS certified Ayurvedic Yoga (ancient practice) YogaFit (Yoga for the fitness industry) & 200-hr Yoga Alliance. 21 Years' experience teaching Yoga. FOODIEspace Cooking from your Garden Healthy Cooking and Gardening at the Library Friday, May 25 3:00pm - 4:00pm Hawthorne Branch Meeting Room Healthy Cooking and Gardening at the Library with University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Science. Join us for a healthy cooking demonstration and tasting of something healthy, a vegetable garden discussion, nutrition lesson and a craft with UF IFAS. Bring a friend or make some new ones! Guylene Resue, Librarian I Hawthorne Branch Library Alachua County Library District 352-481-1920 Read more

  • Health and Wealth Event
    Friday, May 25, 2018

    Health and Wealth Event with special guests from Chicago and Florida May 25, 2018 - 7:00 p.m. May 26, 2018 - 6:00 p.m. Fairfield Inn Marriott 3877 SW 37th Blvd Gainesville, FL 32608 Free to the public! *Team Fusion* Read more

  • Friday Family Friendly Karaoke
    Friday, June 1, 2018

    Info on Family Friendly Karaoke for June 1 / 7-10 pm Newberry United Methodist Church See details below Please note: NO KARAOKE IN JULY Come join us for Friday Family Friendly Karaoke Featuring KJ "Cowboy Mike" Powers Mark your calendars. 6/1/2018 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. No Karaoke in July 8/3/2018 9/7/2018 10/4/2018 11/2/2018 12/07/2018 In the fellowship Hall on the 1st Friday of each Month at the Newberry United Methodist Church P.O. Box 475 24845 West Newberry Road Newberry, FL 32669 352-472-4005 Cost: Please tip the Karaoke Disk Jockey All ages invited: No church affiliation needed No time for supper?? We will have food, coffee and snacks for you! or Bring your Own Snacks or Non-Alcoholic Beverages to Share! Lois Lehning Offering vocal solos (with or without devotional program) Need a Sunday anthem or two? Program for a Special Event or Holiday Service? Pre or Post Service music? Wedding or Funeral Service? e-mail: Read more

  • The Lincoln High School Class of 1968
    Friday, June 1, 2018

    Class Reunion June 1-3,2018 Additional Info: The Lincoln High School Class of 1968 is hosting their 50th Class Reunion, on June 1-3, 2018. If you are a member of the Class of 1968 plans are now being made for you to participate in an enjoyable weekend. For more information please call:: Lindsey Robinson (352) 372-1929 or/ Dollie Ford-Lang (352) 870-0702 Read more

    Saturday, June 2, 2018

    BIRDS AND BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY: An Introduction Presented by John A. Middleton Jr. This free program and refreshments are sponsored by Friends of the Williston Library (FOWL). Saturday, June 2, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. in the library (corner of E. Noble Ave. and SE 1st St.) For more information please call/text Lisa Posteraro (352.339.1201) Read more

  • Need to put our teens to work TEEN JOB FAIR
    Thursday, June 7, 2018

    The summer help search starts NOW! Thursday, June 7, 2018 3:30pm - 6:30pm Legacy Park 15400 Peggy Road Alachua, FL 32615 386-462-0145 An invitation to: Local businesses that are looking for entry level talent Now (retail, Food Service, Entertainment, Hospitality...) Organizations offering volunteer opportunities Register with Joe Johnson ( or Casandra Sanjurjo ( by Thursday, May 3, 2018 Space for "on-the-spot" interview will be provided by request at the time of registration Read more

  • 9th Annual Steinhatchee Nauti Girls Fishing Tournament
    Saturday, June 9, 2018

    9th Annual Steinhatchee Nauti Girls Fishing Tournament June 9, 2018 Contact information; Tammy Snyder; 352-474-9580 This is the 9th Annual Steinhatchee Nauti Girls Fishing Tournament. All Proceeds are returned to the Community for details call 3524749580 or go to Events start on Friday followed by the tournament on Saturday and there are events on Sunday. Read more

  • Millhopper Montessori 40th Anniversary
    Saturday, June 9, 2018

    Alumni Reunion Party: 40 Years and Still Learning! Celebrate with us Saturday, June 9th from 11am to 2pm at the school as we dive into 40 yards of ice cream for 40 years of excellence! Don't miss out on the great giveaways and pizza. See you there! RSVP at For further information; Amilda Clark, (352) 375-6773 Read more

    Wednesday, June 13, 2018

    Gateway Christian Center Church of Gainesville, FL, will host their Women of Unity Conference. June 13,14,15, & 17. The theme is "Women on the March for God. Redeemed, Restored, and Renewed. Pastor, Apostle Frank Clifton. For more information, call (352) 871-7131. Read more

  • Is Your Business Customer Friendly? A North Central Florida SCORE Workshop
    Saturday, June 16, 2018

    Saturday, June 16 2:00pm - 4:00pm Hawthorne Branch Meeting Room As an aspiring or current small business owner, without megabucks to spend, how can you make your business a place that customers enjoy? SCORE is online at: Whether online or “brick and mortar,” the way you present yourself can draw customers in, and provide an experience that will leave a favorable impression long after they have gone. This workshop looks at the factors that will help browsers become buyers, and buyers recommend you to others. The presenter is Chuck Stewart, a retired IT professional with over 40 years of experience in information technology in small, medium, and Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurial ventures, including 20 years of professional consulting. Read more

  • Alpha Iota Chapter of Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Presents Marti Gras Gainesville
    Saturday, June 23, 2018

    The Alpha Iota Chapter of Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. presents Marti Gras Gainesville Senior Recreation Center, 5701 NW 34th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32653 June 23, 2018 8:00 p.m. - Midnight Tickets ~ $35 Door Prizes will be available Read more

  • Eastside High School Class of "1978"
    Friday, July 13, 2018

    Dear Fellow "1978 Rams" 2018 marks 40th years since we left the doors of our Alma Mata, Eastside High. In order to celebrate this momentous occasion, We want all fellow "Rams" and their loved ones to join us for this occasion. The dates for our 40th Class Reunion are July 13th to the 15th. Events will take place at the Hilton University Conference Center located at: 1714 SW 34th Street in Gainesville, Live entertainment and comedy acts are included. The cost for the reunion is $150.00 per person and lodging is $119.00 per night. Please mail you reunion fees via certified cashier's check (or) money order to: Lannie Graham 22953 Eagles Watch Drive, Land O Lakes, FL 34639 Phone (813)205-0841 Read more

    Sunday, July 22, 2018


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