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  • Gainesville HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters)
    Friday, August 29, 2014

    Gainesville HIPPY, Inc., is now accepting applications for three and four year olds. "HIPPY" stands for Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters. Gainesville HIPPY is a free program which helps children prepare for kindergarten. Parent Educators deliver weekly lesson packets to parents in the home in order for them to learn the skills needed to teach their child. HIPPY has different special events for parents as well as field trips for the entire family. For More Information, please call Yolanda Hagley, Program Coordinator at (352) 371-8300. Read more

  • Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit
    Saturday, September 13, 2014

    Cedar Key is the venue for the Smithsonian Institution's traveling exhibit, September 13, 2014 thru October 24, 2014. Museum On Main Street (MOMS) is a partnership between the Smithsonian Institute and State humanities councils nationwide that serves small-town museums and their patrons. This is a one-of-a -kind access to Smithsonian exhibitions and educational humanities programs. Like all MOMS exhibitions, THE WAY WE WORKED was specifically designed for students and families to “Think About It”, “Let’s Talk About It”, “Let’s Listen” and “Let’s Watch” through visual displays as well as audio and view of video throughout the exhibition. The Cedar Key Historical Society Museum & the City of Cedar Key will host the Smithsonian traveling exhibit for six weeks from Sept 13-Oct 24, 2014. Cedar Key was chosen with only five other cities in Florida to host the Smithsonian Museum On Main Street exhibition. Cedar Key Library – Smithsonian Exhibit – “THE WAY WE WORKED” Cedar Key Historical Museum – “How We Worked Then & Now” Cedar Key Museum State Park *entry fee Cedar Key Aquaculture Association & University of Florida – IFAS Clam Farming Exhibit & Touch Tank. Read more

  • Camp Good Hope
    Saturday, September 27, 2014

    Children and teens who have experienced a loss are invited to attend Camp Good Hope and Teen Encounter grief support camps being held Saturday, September 27, at Bronson’s Black Prong Equestrian Center. There is no registration fee. For information or to refer a child, call Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast at 352-493-1181 or 866-642-0962. Read more

  • American Legion Post #230 FIsh Fry
    Saturday, September 27, 2014

    American Legion Post #230 is having a Fish Fry on September 27, 2014 from 3:30 to 6:30 pm at the post meeting hall at 20370 SE Hawthorne Road, Hawthorne, FL (Hwy 20W) Menu: Fried Fish, Chicken Fingers, French Fries, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Hushpuppies and condiments. Cost: $ 7.00 per plate (Take-Out is Available) Public Is Invited Read more

  • :Girl Scout Party in the Park
    Sunday, September 28, 2014

    :Girl Scout Party in the Park Event Date:Sept 28, 2014 Additional Info:Join us for a Girl Scout hosted Party in the Park! Sunday, Sept. 28th from 2-4 pm at Westside Park in Gainesville! This free and fun-filled event is open to all girls, ages K-12, interested in becoming a Girl Scout. Girls must be accompanied by an adult. I can't wait to see you at the Park! September 28, 2014 from 2pm to 4pm Location: Westside Park Street: NW 8th Ave & NW 31st Dr. City/Town: Gainesville Read more

  • 4th Annual Gainesville Senior Health Fair
    Thursday, October 2, 2014

    Event Name:4th Annual Gainesville Senior Health Fair Event Date:Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 Additional Info:On Thursday, Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., stop by The Village (North Florida Retirement Village) for information from more than 50 senior-related vendors, free diagnostic services and seasonal vaccinations. The Village is located at 8000 NW 27th Blvd. Gainesville, FL 32606. For more information visit: www.Facebook.com/GainesvilleSeniorHealthFair Read more

  • 4th Annual Gainesville Senior Health Fair
    Thursday, October 2, 2014

    Event Name:4th Annual Gainesville Senior Health Fair Event Date:Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 Additional Info:On Thursday, Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., stop by The Village (North Florida Retirement Village) for information from more than 50 senior-related vendors, free diagnostic services and seasonal vaccinations. The Village is located at 8000 NW 27th Blvd. Gainesville, FL 32606. For more information visit: www.Facebook.com/GainesvilleSeniorHealthFair Read more

  • New Life Christian Center Church Event
    Thursday, October 2, 2014

    New life Christian Church of Gainesville, Florida will be celebrating their 18th Church Anniversary. The Pastors are Pastor Reginald and Rebecca Lewis. The celebration will take place on October 2 through Oct. 5. The theme for the weekend is "The Lord is our Help and our Shield" Ps. 115:9-11. Thursday night, Oct. 2nd, the service will be held at New Life Service will begin promptly at 7:30 pm, with guest speaker Prophet Mario Brown of Auburn, Alabama. This will be a night of praise, prayer and worship celebrating 18 years of a vision God gave to the pastor in 1996, taking a people to a place in God. Please bring your family and friends to join them in celebration. Friday night, Oct. 3rd, the anniversary banquet will be held at the best Western Grand Ballroom, beginning promptly at 7:00 pm, featuring Deeper Purpose of Gainesville, FL. Tickets are on sale for $40.00 per adult and $20.00 per child 10 and under. To RSVP, please send an email to newlifeccinfo@gmail.com or fax 352-485-2275. The deadline to purchase is on September 21. Sunday morning, Oct. 5th, services will begin at 8:00 am and 11:00 am at New Life Christian Center. Contact Information Services held at 18209 NE 21st Street, Gainesville, FL 352-485-2729 phone 352-485-2275 fax newlifeccinfo@gmail.com Read more

  • Trinity Festival
    Saturday, October 4, 2014

    Event Name:Trinity Festival Event Date:October 4, 2014 Additional Info:On Saturday October 4, 2014, the New Beginning Church of God by Faith, Sunday School Department is hosting a community event, Trinity Fest at the Copeland Community Park. The event will include games, inspirational speakers, singers, give-a-ways, door prizes, children's games, bounce houses and other activities. Everyone is welcome. Read more

  • 3rd Annual Arts and Crafts Fair
    Saturday, October 4, 2014

    Event Name:3rd Annual Arts and Crafts Fair Event Date:Saturday October 4th 8 a.m to 3 p.m Additional Info:This is our 3rd annual show all indoors. We will have a large variety of lovely handmade items ranging from artwork, crochet, wood carved items, jewelry and much, much more. This is sponsored by the Senior Recreational Center of Gainesville located on N. W. 34th Street across from the new super W-mart. Read more

  • American Legion Post #230 Huge Yard Sale and Bake Sale
    Saturday, October 4, 2014

    Huge Yard Sale and Bake Sale Saturday, October 4, 2014, 8:00am to 2:00pm Sponsored By: American Legion Auxiliary Unit 230, American Legion Post 230, 20370 East Hawthorne Road (SR 20), Hawthorne, FL 32640. 16 X 16 Outside Spaces available outside for $10.00 each space. Sign Up NOW!! American Legion Post 230 Will Offer Hot Dogs and Drinks for $ 1.00 each For More Information or to Reserve a Booth Call (352) 481-4483. Read more

  • Southeast Car Agency fundraiser to benefit the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches
    Saturday, October 4, 2014

    Sheriff Sadie Darnell and Southeast Car Agency will host a fundraiser to benefit the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches Saturday, October 4, 2014 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Donate your car, boat, RV, clothing, furniture, appliances, housewares, hardware, exercise equipment, office furniture, jewelry, antiques or cash. Donations will be accepted at Southeast Car Agency, 310 NE 39th Avenue in Gainesville. Bring your donation to the dealership on Saturday, October 4th or call 800-338-0377 for FREE pick up! Consider giving to make a difference in the lives of children served by Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches. Your donation is tax deductible. Warmly, Read more

  • Pink Party Zumbathon
    Saturday, October 4, 2014

    Event Name:Pink Party Zumbathon Additional Info:10:00 AM until noon, Old Town Elementary School Cafeteria, 221 SE 136th Ave, Old Town, FL 32680, Raffle tickets available for great prizes - no need to be present to win! Donations accepted in lieu of entrance fee, Proceeds benefit The American Cancer Society/Relay for Life of the Tri-Counties (Dixie, Gilchrist & Levy), No experience needed to enjoy a fun, calorie-burning workout in this Zumba Fitness class with Zumba instructor Sarah Beth Pergrossi & regional guests! Everyone is encouraged to dress as their Super Hero! More information with contact info listed above or at www.sarah238.zumba.com Read more

  • CCOA CANDIDATE FORUM
    Tuesday, October 7, 2014

    >> CCOA >>> >>> CANDIDATE FORUM >>> Featuring 2014 Federal, State and County Candidates >>> Tuesday October 7, 2014 >>> 8:30 AM to 12 Noon >>> (Early Meet and Greet 8:00-8:30) >>> Senior Recreation Center, 5701 NW 34 Blvd. Gainesville, Florida >>> >>> Sponsored by the Community Coalition for Older Adults (CCOA)* >>> >>> Come hear the candidates give their positions on Senior Citizen issues >>> in Alachua County and Florida. >>> >>> Questions will be presented by a CCOA representative after the candidates' >>> brief introductions. >>> Only audience questions submitted in writing at time of registration will be considered, if time allows. >>> >>> Thanks to "Elder Care of Alachua County" for refreshments. >>> >>> If you have questions regarding this forum please contact: Jon Reiskind 352-262-5859 or Susan Bottcher at 352-378-5492. >>> * CCOA is a non-profit organization meeting regularly, that is committed to providing Gainesville and Alachua County elders with respect and dignity. >>> The organization, participating in Communities for a Lifetime is positioned to develop strategy to address some of the critical issues facing today's leaders. >>> CCOA attempts to address Senior needs in the areas of housing, transportation, safe environments and intergenerational relationships with standards that will ensure that our Senior Citizens live active and enriched lives. >>> Check out our Facebook page. >>> >>> If you would like to be involved or to have more information please contact: Shirley Bloodworth-sgblood@bellsouth.net or Jon Riskind-jon.reiskind@gmail.com Read more

  • Grace Baptist Church 34th Annual Homecoming
    Sunday, October 12, 2014

    Grace Baptist Church 34th Annual Homecoming October 12, 2014 - Begins at 9:45 a.m. Guest Speaker: Jack Hollowell Music by our Grace Family Annual Ministry Fair Dinner following service at noon Provided By: Bill Mikulski #352-538-3057 Grace Baptist Church 7100 NW 39th Avenue Gainesville, FL 32606 35-374-4748 Office Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Read more

  • Mind and Soul Lecture Series: "Tightrope Walking: Balance and Boundaries in a Busy World." Linda Cal
    Sunday, October 12, 2014

    Event Name:Mind and Soul Lecture Series: "Tightrope Walking: Balance and Boundaries in a Busy World." Linda Callahan, Certified Professional Life Coach and Psychotherapist Event Date:October 12th 5:00 pm Additional Info:Mind and Soul Lecture Series: October 12th, 5:00 pm. "Tightrope Walking: Balance and Boundaries in a Busy World." Linda Callahan, Certified Professional Life Coach and Psychotherapist Free and open to the public. We invite all to stay for a Taize (tah-ZAY) worship service following each lecture. Ecumenical and open to all faiths, the candlelit, meditative services are centered around music, prayer and silence to quiet the mind, open the heart and feed the soul. Kanapaha Presbyterian Church, 6221 SW 75th Terrace, 352-378-9080, www.kanapaha.net Read more

  • 24th Alachua Main St Festival
    Sunday, October 19, 2014

    24th Alachua Main St Festival Event Date:Sunday, October 19th 2014 For more information please see attached flyer Read more

  • United Nations Day Luncheon
    Thursday, October 23, 2014

    United Nations Day Luncheon Sponsored by the Gainesville Chapter of United Nations Association October 23, 2014 9am-2pm Gainesville Women's Club 2809 W. University Avenue Gainesville, Florida Keynote theme: "Youth and the United Nations: The World We Want." A panel of students from the Model United Nations Clubs from the University of Florida, Santa Fe College and Eastside High School will showcase what they do in the Model UN Conferences and highlight the long-term impact that their participation in these conferences has on their lives. The keynote speaker is Laura Giroux, the national UNA-USA membership director. Her topic will be: "From Millennium Development Goals to the Post-2015 Development Agenda." This year's United Nations Day Chair is Randy Wells, City Commissioner. Please make luncheon reservations by October 15, 2014 by calling 352-378-4853 The cost of the UN Day Luncheon is $17. For more information on this event please call Anita Spring at 352-376-4833 or Vilma Fuentes 352-331-9099 Additional information about this organization: The purpose of the United Nations Associations' is to heighten citizen awareness and knowledge of global problems and the United Nations' efforts to deal with those issues and to urge our elected officials to work diplomatically through the United Nations in addressing international problems. This is a non-profit organization. The Gainesville Chapter of the United Nations Association has been celebrating UN Day since 1975 at the Gainesville Woman's Club. Read more

  • Annual 1890's Arts, Crafts and Antiques Show in McIntosh
    Saturday, October 25, 2014

    The 41st annual 1890's festival will be held in Victorian McIntosh Florida on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 8am to 5pm. 280 arts, crafts and antique vendors from all over the country will participate including those demonstrating their crafts of candle making, basket and loom weaving, glass blowing and sand art. New this year will be a silhouette artist. Admission is Free. Food vendors will offer a variety of cuisines and will be found around the Civic Center. Beautiful old live oaks and charming Victorian homes will provide shade and the backdrop for all day free main stage entertainment. This year's entertainment will feature an array of music from country to Cajun, bluegrass and folk. The museum in the old downtown railroad depot will be open all day and will feature some new displays from days gone by in McIntosh. In and around the depot will be childrens' activities including face painting and a train ride. There will also be childrens' games in Van Ness Park. McIntosh is located on Highway 441, midway between Ocala and Gainesville. Festival vendors and entertainment will be on the east side of town (lakeside) around VanNess Park. Parking will be available in several privately run lots off of the highway with prices ranging from $5.00 to $10.00. The 1890's Festival is sponsored by the non-profit, benevolent organization, The Friends of McIntosh. The organization is dedicated to preserving and enhancing the natural and historic beauty of McIntosh. Since its charter in 1973, the Friends organization has provided thousands of dollars in college scholarships to local young people. McIntosh schools, churches and local organizations depend on the festival for fundraisers. This year special booths will be open including Florida Consumer Affairs, Alachua Conservation group, Guardian Ad Litem, Operation Christmas Child and the Woodmen of America. Non-profit booths will be located at 8th and F Street. Contact: Sheila Winters, sheilawin@gmail.com Festival Updates: https://www.facebook.com/pages/mcintoshfestival Read more

  • Sunny's Howl-A-Palooza to Benefit the March of Dimes
    Sunday, October 26, 2014

    Additional Info:Jonesville, FL -- On Sunday, October 26th, Sun Country Sports Center and the March of Dimes team up for “Sunny’s Howl-a-Palooza.” The 26th annual Halloween carnival will be held at Sun Country’s Jonesville facility from 3pm to 6pm. With all Sun Country employees and local supporters donating their time, all proceeds from “Sunny’s Howl-a-Palooza” will directly benefit the March of Dimes, the leading non-profit organization for pregnancy and baby health. The March of Dimes is dedicated to helping moms carry babies to full-term and to supporting treatments and technology that can prevent premature birth, birth defects and infant mortality. Sun Country will be accepting donations on behalf of the March of Dimes at the carnival. “Sunny’s Howl-a-Palooza” takes place at Sun Country’s 40,000 sq. ft. Jonesville location and features inside and outside activities including costume contests, haunted houses, train rides, bounce houses, raffle, carnival games, Sun Country’s Gym Bus, KidQuest, rock climbing, sno-cones and pizza. In keeping with Sun Country’s values about kids’ health and fitness, goody bags and prizes will be awarded in lieu of candy. Child-friendly costumes are welcomed and encouraged! The carnival is currently being sponsored by Davis Monk Financial Group at the Full Moon Level and by HOME Magazine and Haile Village Journal at the Spookiest Level . Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-purchased tickets will be available for a discounted rate. For more information, call 352.331.8773 or visit www.suncountrysports.com. For more information about the March of Dimes, visit www.marchofdimes.com. Read more

  • Bodacious Handbag Bingo Gainesville Woman’s Club
    Thursday, October 30, 2014

    Bodacious Handbag Bingo Gainesville Woman’s Club On October 30, the GFWC Gainesville Woman’s Club is hosting Bodacious Handbag Bingo. Proceeds from this event will support Guardian Angels Medical Dogs, located in Williston, Canine Companions and other local dog programs. The winners of bingo games will receive a handbag from those that have been donated by area merchants. The handbags will have a minimum retail value of $125.00. There will be a light supper, and the opportunity to buy handbags that contain gift certificates and other surprises. Four paws can make a difference in many lives with your support of our Bodacious Handbag Bingo fundraiser. Cost $35.00 For information and tickets call 376-3901 Email: gwcwomansclub@att.net Read more

  • The Country Road Quilters Quilt Guild’s biennial quilt show
    Friday, November 7, 2014

    The Country Road Quilters Quilt Guild’s biennial quilt show will be held this November. We would appreciate it if you would include our show in your calendar of events. Information is as follows: The Country Road Quilters of Ocala Presents Down Another Country Road of Quilts Friday and Saturday November 7 and 8, 2014 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM College of Central Florida Ewers Century Center 3001 SW College Road (SR 200) Ocala, Fl One mile East of I-75 – Exit 350 Admission $7.00 Free Parking / Buses Welcome Judged Quilt Show with Vendors Art Quilts, Miniature Quilts Silent Auction Demos Challenge Quilts Home of the Brave Quilts Brenda Grampus, AQS Certified Quilt Appraiser Opportunity Quilt Ensemble For more information: www.CountryRoadQuiltersOcala.blogspot.com Contact: Freda Jones, Call 352-438-0055 Email: fjcrqshow@aol.com Read more

  • Mind and Soul Lecture Series: “The Sound of Healing: Mind, Body, & Soul.” Professor James Jenkins,
    Sunday, November 9, 2014

    Mind and Soul Lecture Series: “The Sound of Healing: Mind, Body, & Soul.” Professor James Jenkins, Affiliate Professor with UF Fine Arts Music Program Event Date:November 9th 5:00 pm Additional Info:Mind and Soul Lecture Series: November 9th, 5:00 pm. “The Sound of Healing: Mind, Body, & Soul.” Professor James Jenkins, Affiliate Professor with UF Fine Arts Music Program. Free and open to the public. We invite all to stay for a Taize (tah-ZAY) worship service following each lecture. Ecumenical and open to all faiths, the candlelit, meditative services are centered around music, prayer and silence to quiet the mind, open the heart and feed the soul. Kanapaha Presbyterian Church, 6221 SW 75th Terrace, 352-378-9080, www.kanapaha.net Read more

  • Mind and Soul Lecture Series: “Stepping In and Stepping Out – The Contemplative/Reflective Practice
    Sunday, December 14, 2014

    Event Name:Mind and Soul Lecture Series: “Stepping In and Stepping Out – The Contemplative/Reflective Practice of the Labyrinth” Rev. Kathryn Mclean, Veriditas Certified Advanced Labyrinth Facilitator Event Date:December 14th 5:00 pm Additional Info:Mind and Soul Lecture Series: December 14th, 5:00 pm. “Stepping In and Stepping Out – The Contemplative/Reflective Practice of the Labyrinth” Rev. Kathryn Mclean, Veriditas Certified Advanced Labyrinth Facilitator. Free and open to the public. We invite all to stay for a Taize (tah-ZAY) worship service following each lecture. Ecumenical and open to all faiths, the candlelit, meditative services are centered around music, prayer and silence to quiet the mind, open the heart and feed the soul. Kanapaha Presbyterian Church, 6221 SW 75th Terrace, 352-378-9080, www.kanapaha.net Read more

  • Tree City Quilter's Guild Quilt Show 2015
    Saturday, May 2, 2015

    Event Name:Tree City Quilter's Guild Quilt Show 2015 Event Date:Saturday May 2, 2015 & Sunday May 3, 2015 Additional Info:I am the TCQG Publicity Chairman, and would like to have our Quilt Show Advertised on the local TV. It will be held at the Best Western Plus Gateway Grand Motel off I-75 Exit 389 - off 39th -4200 NW 97th Boulevard Gainesville, Florida 32606 877.464.2378 Here is the link to our FB page Event notice: https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/1451107238498323/ Read more

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