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Our Community Events

  • Upcoming Great American Cleanup Events
    Saturday, April 12, 2014

    The Great American Cleanup Continues Gainesville, FL – Keep Alachua County Beautiful appreciates all of the great support from volunteers on Saturday, April 12. Volunteers removed litter from 42 sites. Those who missed last weekend’s event can join in as The Great American Cleanup continues until May 31. Volunteers are encouraged to register for the following list of events (see attachment), remove litter or graffiti from identified areas, or create their own project at the kacb.org website. Safety vests, trash bags, first aid kits, gloves, tools, plants, and painting supplies will be provided. Each volunteer will receive a complimentary Keep Alachua County Beautiful shopping bag and all volunteers qualify for entry in a drawing for additional prizes. This event is primarily sponsored by the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners and the City of Gainesville. Other sponsors include, Dow, Glad, Lowe’s, Phillips 66, Troy-Bilt, Waste Management, WCAmerica, WastePro, PepsiCo, Grandiflora (San Felasco Nursery, Inc.), Garden Gate Nursery, Domino’s Pizza, Publix, The Fresh Market, Trader Joe’s, Alter Ego Fitness, Maude’s, Perkins Family Restaurant and Bakery, Skate Station, I-75 Storage, Recycling Services of America, McDonald’s, Gator Cinemas, David’s Real Pit BBQ, Sunflower Health Foods, Big Lou’s NY Style Pizzeria, Bono’s Pit Bar-B-Q, Sweetwater Coffee, and other local businesses. For more information, email KACB at GreatAmericanCleanup.KACB@gmail.com or phone 352.371.9444 or visit us at kacb.org. Read more

  • 15th Annual Mary Wise Scramble Golf Tournament
    Friday, April 25, 2014

    Come out and support the PACE Center for Girls of Alachua while enjoying a day of golf at the UF Mark Bostick Golf Course on April 25th. We have two flights of play, 8:00 am and 1:00 pm. If you can make a putt, you can make a difference. Help us to make a difference for the girls and young women in our community by having a better future through education, couseling, training and advocacy. Visit www.marywisescramble.eventbrite.com or call 352-374-8799. Hope to see you on the course! Read more

  • 3rd Annual Wolves Golf Classic
    Saturday, April 26, 2014

    On Saturday, April 26th, St. Francis Catholic High School is having our 3rd Annual Wolves Golf Classic (sponsored by Tower Hill and Kiss 105.3… if that could be included, that would be great!) at UF's Mark Bostick Golf Course. If people are interested in playing in or being a sponsor for this golf tournament, they can go to our website: www.sfchs.org or call us at 352-248-0356. Breakfast and lunch are included and there will be a $10,000 Hole-in-One Challenge as well. Read more

  • Peaceful Paths Domestic Abuse Network and Shred Event
    Saturday, April 26, 2014

    Meet and Greet for the benefit of Peaceful Paths Domestic Abuse Network and Shred Event Event Date:04/26/2014 Additional Info:The North Central Florida Group of Thrivent Financial will be hosting a Meet and Greet for the benefit of Peaceful Paths Domestic Abuse Network and Shred event and we would love to have you join us. Don’t dump it. Shred it and forget it! We call it trash. Identity thieves call it cash day – the day of the week they prowl neighborhoods looking for trash to turn into cash. What most of us carelessly toss away as unwanted junk mail or outdated documents just might be a winning lottery ticket to the trained eye of an identity criminal. We invite you to BYOD!!! (Bring your own documents) Gather your old financial documents and come shred them for free! Check out the website for suggested items to donate! http://www.peacefulpaths.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Agency- Needs-List.pdf As always, we greatly appreciate the opportunity to meet your family and friends. If you know someone who could benefit from the financial services we provide, please bring him or her along. Stop in when you get a chance. Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Place: North Central Florida Group Office 6216 NW 43rd Street Ste 3C Gainesville, FL 32653 Phone: (352) 226-8000 Named by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies,” Thrivent Financial is a not-for-profit, Fortune 500 financial services membership organization helping nearly 2.4 million members achieve financial security and give back to their communities. No products will be sold at this event. Insurance products issued or offered by Thrivent Financial, the marketing name for Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Appleton, WI. Not all products are available in all states. Securities and investment advisory services are offered through Thrivent Investment Management Inc., 625 Fourth Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55415, a FINRA and SIPC member and a wholly owned subsidiary of Thrivent. Thrivent Financial representatives are registered representatives of Thrivent Investment Management Inc. They are also licensed insurance agents/producers of Thrivent. For additional important information, visit Thrivent.com/disclosures. Read more

  • The Gainesville Bromeliad Society Annual Workshop
    Sunday, April 27, 2014

    The Gainesville Bromeliad Society holds its annual workshop on Sunday, April 27th, 2:00pm to 4:30pm, at the UF Entomology Bldg., Steinmetz Hall, 1881 Natural Area Drive. Members will discuss growing tips, potting materials, what are cold hardy plants and how to winterize your garden, and more!! Free and Open to the Public Various Bromeliads will be available for purchase. Read more

  • East Gainesville Relay for Life, American Cancer Society event
    Friday, May 2, 2014

    East Gainesville Relay for Life, American Cancer Society event. A flyer is attached for your review. When: Friday, May 2, 2014 Time: 6:00pm to 6:00am Where: Howard Bishop Middle School Contact Person: Marie Smalls, MDSmall@bellsouth.net Relay for Life East Gainesville would like to invite the Gainesville community to participate in the Relay for Life 2014. We need volunteers to help set up the event and donations from the public are always welcomed. Read more

  • Family Friendly Karaoke
    Friday, May 2, 2014

    Children's movie, Sudko, jig saw puzzles, & board games are also available at each event. PUBLIC IS WELCOME!! Cost: Free (unless you choose to tip the KJ) First United Methodist Church 17121 SW 137th Lane, Archer, FL The general public is welcomed and encouraged to attend these free events whether they attend the host church, another church in the community or are un-churched. These events are planned with the community's benefit in mind. They are not intended to promote a specific, individual church but to offer A FREE family friendly event. For more information, please call Pastor Priscilla Scherrah or Lois Lehning, 352-495-4021 Read more

  • WHS 5th Annual Quilt Show
    Saturday, May 3, 2014

    Come see some of the best of the best Waldo Community Center 13550 NE 148th Avenue Waldo, FL Interested in entering your quilted masterpiece? Do you have other sewing items or crafts to show or sell? Entry forms and Information about the show are available from Vera Mauldin (352-468-1554) Read more

  • Altrusa Trading Closets Fundraiser
    Friday, May 9, 2014

    Altrusa International of Gainesville’s annual fundraiser, Trading Closets, supports community service projects benefiting the citizens of Alachua County. Clean out your closets for a good cause by donating new or gently used women’s clothing at an Altrusa donation center then come to the Trading Closets fundraiser on May 9 and 10 at the Gainesville Woman's Club to find great bargains donated by others. For more information, visit the Altrusa Website at gainesville.altrusa.org or call (352) 373-0350 for tickets and information. Read more

  • Newberry Community YARD SALE
    Saturday, May 10, 2014

    Newberry Community YARD SALE. May 10, 2014 from 7:30 AM-12:00 PM in Downtown Newberry, Northside of Railroad Tracks. Participants encouraged to setup, come out, and participate! The registration fee is $10.00 for individuals and non-profits and $20.00 for businesses. (Prices slightly higher for online orders) Spaces will be assigned when you arrive at the event. Read more

  • Meals of Hope Food Packaging Event
    Saturday, May 17, 2014

    Event Name:Meals of Hope Food Packaging Event Event Date:May 17, 2014 Additional Info:Sponsored by Abiding Savior Lutheran Church and School. Donations accepted and volunteers needed. For more information call 352-331-4409. Visit www.abidingsavior.info Read more

  • "COMMUNITY MINISTRY DAY"
    Saturday, May 17, 2014

    Faith Baptist Church, 3200 SW 122nd St., Gainesville Saturday, May 17 9:00am-1:00pm Free Car safety & inspection check; Car wash; free hot dogs & beverage ALL ARE WELCOME! Read more

  • The Family Church Marriage Retreat
    Friday, May 23, 2014

    The Family Church Marriage Retreat will be held on May 23rd through May 26th, 2014, at The Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort and Spa in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Registration deadline is April 25th, 2014. For details, please call The Family Church at (352) 332-6459 Read more

  • ASPCA Rachel Ray $100K Challenge
    Sunday, June 1, 2014

    NATIONAL COMPETITION – The ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge is a contest in which 50 shelters across the country compete to break their own records saving the lives of animals. Throughout the months of June, July and August 2014, each competing shelter must save more dogs, cats, puppies and kittens than they did during the same three months in 2013. Alachua County Animal Services, (3400 NE 53rd Avenue in Gainesville) is one of the 50 shelters chosen to participate. Grand prize is a $100,000 grant. We need to save approximately 2,500 dogs and cats during this time. WOW! FREE ADOPTIONS – During June, July, and August, all adoptions are free, and include spay/neuter, current vaccinations, Alachua County License, test for heartworms or feline leukemia, free first local vet visit, and a microchip. Adopt a pet – Save a life. *SEE ATTACHMENT FOR FULL DETAILS Read more

  • A.W.A.K.E. of North Florida
    Wednesday, June 4, 2014

    A.W.A.K.E. Of North Florida (Alert, Well, And, Keeping, Energetic) Support group open to all individuals with sleep disorders and sleep disordered breathing, along with any of their interested families and friends Will hold “Their Summer Support Meeting” Presenting “Their Annual CPAP Round-Up” Come meet with your, DME providers, therapists, manufactures and supporters so to advance and improve your night’s sleep and rest, Along with new products that might address your adherence and success for desired outcomes To be held on: Wednesday June 4th, 2014 6:00 P.M. At the location of: Paramount Plaza Hotel and Conference Center 2900 SW 13th Street, Gainesville, Florida Refreshments served and provided For information and or to: R.S.V.P. contact at 352-213-8991 or awakeofnorthflorida@hotmail.com Read more

  • ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge
    Tuesday, July 1, 2014

    NATIONAL COMPETITION – The ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge is a contest in which 50 shelters across the country compete to break their own records saving the lives of animals. Throughout the months of June, July and August 2014, each competing shelter must save more dogs, cats, puppies and kittens than they did during the same three months in 2013. Alachua County Animal Services, (3400 NE 53rd Avenue in Gainesville) is one of the 50 shelters chosen to participate. Grand prize is a $100,000 grant. We need to save approximately 2,500 dogs and cats during this time. WOW! FREE ADOPTIONS – During June, July, and August, all adoptions are free, and include spay/neuter, current vaccinations, Alachua County License, test for heartworms or feline leukemia, free first local vet visit, and a microchip. Adopt a pet – Save a life. *SEE ATTACHMENT FOR FULL DETAILS Read more

  • ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge
    Friday, August 1, 2014

    NATIONAL COMPETITION – The ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge is a contest in which 50 shelters across the country compete to break their own records saving the lives of animals. Throughout the months of June, July and August 2014, each competing shelter must save more dogs, cats, puppies and kittens than they did during the same three months in 2013. Alachua County Animal Services, (3400 NE 53rd Avenue in Gainesville) is one of the 50 shelters chosen to participate. Grand prize is a $100,000 grant. We need to save approximately 2,500 dogs and cats during this time. WOW! FREE ADOPTIONS – During June, July, and August, all adoptions are free, and include spay/neuter, current vaccinations, Alachua County License, test for heartworms or feline leukemia, free first local vet visit, and a microchip. Adopt a pet – Save a life. *SEE ATTACHMENT FOR FULL DETAILS Read more

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