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  • Friday Family Friendly Karaoke
    Friday, July 7, 2017

    Come join us for Friday Family Friendly Karaoke Featuring "Cowboy Mike" Powers In the Fellowship Hall on the 1st Friday of each month (except as noted below *) at the: Newberry United Methodist Church P.O. Box 475 248455 W Newberry Road Newberry, FL 32669 (352) 472-4005 Group Song: This Land Is Your Land Cost: Please tip the Karaoke Disk Jockey All ages invited: No church affiliation needed 7:00p.m. to 10:00 p.m. No time for supper?? We will have food, coffee, & snacks for you! Or bring your own snacks or non-alcoholic beverages to share! Patriotic picnic. Mark your calendars! 7/7/17 - 8/4/17 - 9/8/27* - 10/6/17 - 11/3/17 - 12/1/17 - 1/5/18 - 2/2/18 - 3/2/18 - 4/6/18 - 5/3/18 - 6/1/18 - 7/6/18 Read more

  • 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 – 7/6/2018 - 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

  • Hawthorne Library April Events
    Thursday, April 5, 2018

    Adult Events: Book Club Thursday, April 05 5:30pm - 6:45pm Join the Hawthorne Bookish Sort Book Club for fun food and lively discussions! All are welcome! H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald will be discussed. Even if you haven't read this month's selection join us to see if the book is to your liking! UF HealthStreet Tuesday, April 10 11:30am - 1:30pm UF HealthStreet is a community engagement program connecting community members to health resources services and opportunities to participate in health research studies. Yoga Stretch Thursdays, April 12, 19, & 26 5:55pm - 6:55pm 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. Computer Class for Seniors Mondays, April 16,23, 30, May 7, 14, 21 11:30am - 1:30pm Wallace Russell leads seniors 55+ 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; Registration required call 352-481-1920 or stop by the Hawthorne Library to reserve your seat. Let us know if you have a laptop you can bring. Cosponsored by Hawthorne Life Enrichment Center and the City of Hawthorne. FOODIEspace Cooking from your Garden: Healthy Cooking and Tasting Demonstration Friday, April 20 3:00pm - 4:00pm Join us at the Hawthorne Library for a healthy cooking preparation, demonstration and tasting along with a vegetable garden discussion and a craft! SHINE Counseling Thursday, April 26 12:00pm - 2:00pm The Florida Department of Elder Affairs offers counseling that is unbiased, confidential and no cost, by trained SHINE Volunteer counselors. Walk-ins welcome. 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. Call the Elder Care Helpline for other sites or times to make an appointment: 1-800-963-5337. Artists' Appreciation Reception Thursday, April 26 6:30pm - 8:00pm Reception and Art demonstration to thank the local artists that displayed their works with us this month. Join us at 6:30 pm to mingle with the artists and enjoy the displayed art while the Hawthorne Woman's Club provides refreshments. At 7:00 pm we will introduce the participating artists and an art demonstration by local artist Susan Koon will follow. Teen Events: Teen TECHspace: Makerspace for Ages 10-18 Thursday, April 05 3:00pm - 4:00pm Teen TECHspace is a makerspace for teens with hands-on activities. Bring a friend or two and join us for this fun makerspace for teens, ages 10-18. 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, build a robot with Lego Mindstorms, build a stereo speaker with our kit and more! Teen Movie Matinee: Thursday, April 26 3:00pm - 5:00pm Enjoy a movie at the library! Join us for an afternoon movie at the Hawthorne Library. All movies are age appropriate for young teens but all ages are welcome! Bring a friend! Children's / All Ages Events MakerSpace: Coding Wednesdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25 4:00pm - 5:30pm Discover computer science and coding with Scratch while having fun with club members. Create and share your own digital stories! Use the computer to design your own stories, create and share your own animations, and learn how technology is used in the film and media industry. Club will meet weekly with classes available for students grades 4 through 8. All skill levels welcome. Storytime Thursdays, April 5, 12, 19, 26 10:30am - 11:10am Interactive storytime with literature-based fingerplay art music and puppetry for people identifying with aged five and under and their caretakers. Digging for Dinosaurs: Fun with Archaeology Tuesday, April 10 3:35pm - 5:00pm Be an archaeologist! Dig up the Legos to build an aligator, then excavate the sand to discover dinosaur bones and build your dino to take home! If you'd rather create your own dino on paper we'll have noodle bones and coffee dirt for your creations! MoneySmart Week Scavenger Hunt Sunday, April 22 1:30pm - 2:30pm Parents and kids, let's have fun with this fun scavenger hunt based on Judith Viorst's book Alexander Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday. Find the pages of the book around the library. Color in each penny as Alexander spends them. Do you think Alexander spent his money wisely? Solve the puzzle! Hawthorne Branch Library Alachua County Library District 352-481-1920 www.aclib.us/hawthorne Read more

  • Family Friendly Karaoke
    Friday, April 6, 2018

    4/6/2018 - 5/4/2018 – 6/1/2018 –7/6/2018 - 8/3/2018 – 9/7/2018 – 10/4/2018 – 11/2/2018 – 12/7/2018 7-10 PM 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: musicfillsmyheart64@gmail.com Read more

  • We Will Rock You! The Buchholz Players
    Saturday, April 21, 2018

    We Will Rock You! Date: April 19 @ 8 pm, April 19-22 & 26-28 @ 7 pm, April 21,28 & 29 @ 2 pm Additional Info: The Buchholz Players close their season with the high-energy rock musical by the band Queen; We Will Rock You! The Buchholz Players are only the second High School Theater Troupe in the southern and southeastern United States to bring Queen’s power ballades to the stage. In the year 2302, on the I-Planet formerly called Earth, people aren’t allowed to make their own music. All forms of original music are illegal and has been replaced by computer-generated pop from the corporation. While the brainwashed Gaga Kids live in isolated conformity, only Galileo Figaro remembers rock, hearing fragments of the old songs in his dreams. The only hope of breaking free rests with an unlikely resistance of rebel Bohemians, who await a leader to bring rock back to the people. We Will Rock You! is an uproarious celebration that will have you laughing, cheering and singing along. Many of Queen’s hits are here. Killer Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody, Another One Bites the Dust, Who Wants to Live Forever, No One But You, I Want It All and many more. Performances are April 19 at 8 pm (following the Buchholz High School International Cultural Fair), April 20, 21 and 22 at 7 pm, April 26-28 at 7 pm and three 2 pm matinees April 21, 28 and 29. All performances are at Buchholz High School, 5510 NW 27 Ave, Gainesville, FL. Tickets are $12 at the door. Information on this and other Buchholz High School productions is available at (352) 955-6702. Read more

  • MakerSpace: Coding
    Wednesday, April 25, 2018

    Art with Scratch Wednesday, April 25 4:00pm - 5:30pm Hawthorne Branch Meeting Room Be creative with computer science and coding using Scratch while having fun with club members. Create. Code. Discover. 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! 4th through 8th grade. Read more

  • Storytime
    Thursday, April 26, 2018

    Thursday, April 26 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. Read more

  • SHINE Counseling
    Thursday, April 26, 2018

    Thursday, April 26 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. Come 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. Call the Elder Care Helpline for appointments at alternate times or locations: 1-800-963-5337, or 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. Read more

  • Teen Movie Matinee
    Thursday, April 26, 2018

    Afternoon Movie at the Library Thursday, April 26 3:00pm - 5:00pm Hawthorne Branch Meeting Room Join us for an afternoon movie at the Hawthorne Library. All movies are age appropriate for young teens but all ages are welcome! Bring a friend! We’ll be screening Justice League. Read more

  • Artists' Appreciation Reception
    Thursday, April 26, 2018

    Thursday, April 26 5:30pm - 8:00pm Hawthorne Branch Reception and Art demonstration to thank the local artists that displayed their works with us this month. Join us at 6:30 pm to mingle with the artists and enjoy the displayed art while the Hawthorne Woman's Club provides refreshments. At 7:00 pm we will introduce the participating artists and an art demonstration will follow. Read more

  • Noises Off! - Suwanee Valley Players at the Chief Theater
    Friday, April 27, 2018

    Noises Off! Date: April 27 - May 13 Additional Info: Do you love a good slap-stick comedy? Do sardines flying everywhere make you giggle? Then you need to see Micheal Frayn's Noises Off! A farce with all the door-slamming, unpredictability and humorous insanity that one would every want. This is a hilarious play with the cast depicting very bad actors rehearsing, then performing a sexy, silly, British farce called "Nothing On" and driving their frustrated director to his wits end as they butcher the play, the plot, the set and bring down the house (and a couple of trousers). Great fun and plenty of laughs for the entire audience. This hysterical play will be performed by the Suwanee Valley Players at the Chief Theater, 25 E. Park Ave., Chiefland, FL 32626. Show dates are Fri-Sun, April 27-29, May 4-6, 11-13. The show begins at 7:30pm on Fridays & Saturday sand at 2:00pm on Sundays. Doors open 30 minutes before show time. Tickets are already selling fast so reserve your seats today!!! Call 352-493-ARTS Read more

  • Pulled Pork Dinner
    Friday, April 27, 2018

    Turning Point Ministry will be hosting a Pulled Pork Dinner Friday, April 27, 2018 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. 16750 NW 60th Street (C/R 341) Trenton, FL (4 miles northeast of the Chiefland Walgreens) Pork, beans, slaw, bread, drink & dessert Donation $9.00 Eat in/Take out Call 493-0015 for tickets or info Read more

  • Run the Good race
    Saturday, April 28, 2018

    Run the Good race Date:April 28th, 2018 First Name:Carol Last Name:Ellis Email:info@myalliancepediatrics.com Additional Info:This is the 3rd Annual Run the Good Race 5k/10k Walk/Run. This year The Sarantos Family, World Help, and Created Gainesville will raise awareness for human trafficking locally and around the world. Walkers/runners may sign up at https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/Gainesville/RunTheGoodRaceGainesville and for more information may visit rungoodrace.com Read more

  • Saint Madeleine community outreach yard sale
    Saturday, April 28, 2018

    Saint Madeleine community outreach yard sale Date: SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2018 First Name: BELQUIS Last Name: DIEFENDERFER Email: SMCO23678@GMAIL.COM Phone: 38604541000 Additional Info: ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE WILL BENEFIT ST. MADELEINE COMMUNITY OUTREACH FOOD PANTRY. TIME: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM PARKING LOT OF ST. MADELEINE CATHOLIC CHURCH 17155 NW US HIGHWAY 441 HIGH SPRINGS, FL 32643 ANY QUESTIONS: PLEASE CALL 386-454-1000 THANK YOU VERY MUCH. Read more

  • Yard Sale SOUTHWEST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
    Saturday, April 28, 2018

    Yard Sale 8 am to 2 pm/BBQ Chicken Boxes to go 10 am to 1 pm Date:April 28, 2018 Additional Info:Fund Raiser at SOUTHWEST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 2400 SW WILLISTON ROAD, GAINESVILLE Read more

  • Island Grove Blueberry Festival
    Saturday, May 5, 2018

    Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The festival includes arts and crafts, entertainment, a turkey shoot, large yard sale. Blueberries and plants, along with breakfast and lunch will be available to purchase. Fun for the whole family. All proceeds go to supporting the Cross Creek Volunteer fire department. For more information, contact Lori at 727-710-0087 Read more

  • Spring Revival - Faith Baptist Church - Old Town, Fl
    Sunday, May 6, 2018

    Spring Revival featuring special music and Rev. David Beigle, pastor of Blue Creek Baptist Church of Keaton Beach as the Guest speaker each day. Pastor David is a dynamic speaker and orator of the gospel message. Come join us and lets see what God has for each of us. Sunday, MAY 6, 2018 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 7, 2018 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2018 7:00 p.m. Read more

  • Brighter Tomorrow Scholarship Banquet
    Thursday, May 10, 2018

    Gainesville Regional Utilities is hosting this year’s Brighter Tomorrow Scholarship Banquet on May 10, which helps underrepresented minority students pursuing engineering degrees at Gainesville’s colleges. GRU is committed to excellence in serving our customers and community. One of our most important community outreach programs is the annual BRIGHTER TOMORROW SCHOLARSHIP BANQUET. All proceeds will benefit the Brighter Tomorrow scholarship fund, which provides financial support to local, underrepresented prospective engineering students. For more information, contact GRU Community Relations: 352-393-1203 or smithrk@gru.com. DATE AND TIME Thu, May 10, 2018 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT LOCATION Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville 1714 Southwest 34th Street Gainesville, FL 32607 Read more

  • Geriatric Symposium
    Thursday, May 17, 2018

    Please join us for the 9th annual Geriatric Symposium for healthcare professionals Thursday, May 17, 2018 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Tower Club at the Village 8000 NW 27th Boulevard Gainesville, fl 32606 6 CEU's for Nursing, Social Work, OT, PT, Pharmacy, Respiratory Therapy, NHA, Clinical Lab and Dietetics and Nutrition. (CEU's are pending for PT) Partial CEU's are not provided. The cost to attend is $30.00 Online pre-registration required. Space is limited. www.evenbrite.com search Geriatric Symposium Presentations Let's Have a "Heart to Heart" About Heart Failure Aubrey Hall, ARNP-BC Understanding Capacity Assessment in Older Adults: Tips for Healthcare Providers Courtney Stahl, PsyD COPD: Learn More, Breath Better Abid Khokar, MD and Will Winkler, RRT "Stop The Madness" Transitions of Care in Geriatric Patients Andrea Koff, PharmD, BCGP Advanced Diagnosis and Management of Sleep Apnea Jeffrey Phillip, MD Hyperbaric Medicine, Goldilocks and Wound Care Matthew Ellis, MD Read more

  • UF Health Community Health and Wellness Expo
    Friday, May 18, 2018

    UF Health Community Health and Wellness Expo Friday, May 18th 2018 FREE health screenings and information Health information: Complementary medicine, Stress reduction and mental health, Maintaining a healthy weight, Reducing cancer risk, Women's health, CPR and AED demonstrations, Reducing your stroke risk, Getting better sleep, Incorporating exercise, Reducing pain, Senior health, Clinical trail information and Cardiovascular disease and aneurysms. Free screenings: Cholesterol and glucose, BMI and weight, Blood pressure. Time: 8:30a.m. to noon Location: Hilton University of Florida Conference Center 1714 SW 34th Street Gainesville, FL 32607 Free to the community Reservations can be set at 352-733-0000 Read more

  • Annual Master Gardener Plant Sale & Ag Fest
    Saturday, May 19, 2018

    The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is pleased to announce the Annual Master Gardener Plant Sale and Ag Fest on May 19, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office (2800 NE 39 Avenue, Gainesville) The Plant Sale will have a variety of herbs, annuals, perennials, natives, trees and more grown by Master Gardeners. Choose from thousands of plants at unbeatable prices. Master Gardener volunteers will be on site for advice on selection and care of your plants. Rain barrels and composters will also be offered for sale. Free parking and loading. This annual plant sale is a fundraiser for the Alachua County Master Gardener Volunteer Program. Your dollars support the Veterans Honor Garden, 4-H Youth Programs, Cofrin SOS Park, multiple Community Gardens and over a dozen local school gardens. The Ag Fest will be providing information on the following: beekeeping, UF/IFAS Bookstore, Florida Department of Agriculture, 4-H Youth Development Program, Composting, Rain Barrels, Food and Nutrition Program and more. Presentations: 8:45 to 9:15 Growing Herbs 9:30 to 10:00 Cooking with Herbs Admission and parking are free. Prize drawings will be held throughout the morning. For more information about this program, call 352-955-2402. Visit http://alachua.ifas.ufl.edu for additional programs offered by the Extension Office. An Equal Opportunity Institution. Extension Service, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Nick T. Place, Dean. Single copies of Extension publications (excluding 4-H and youth publications) are available free to Florida residents from county Extension offices. Information about alternate formats is available from IFAS Communications, University of Florida, PO Box 110810, Gainesville, FL 32611-0810. Read more

  • 2nd Annual ?Local Food Awards?
    Saturday, May 19, 2018

    What: A celebration of those in our community that work for a better food system. Come toast Kelli Brew and Jenny Franklin, two women who have been an integral part of Gainesville's food community! Osayi Endolyn of Southern Foodways Alliancewill be our emcee for the event. Tickets are $65 each (Working Food Members are $55) and will include a delicious, 4 course seasonally inspired dinner. When: Saturday, May 19th, 2018 5:30-8:30 PM Where: Working Food's Forage Hall, 219 NW 10th Ave. 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 gator1rob@jotmail.com or/ Dollie Ford-Lang (352) 870-0702 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 millhopper.com/alumni For further information; www.millhopper.com Amilda Clark, (352) 375-6773 mmschool@millhopper.com Read more

  • UF MEDICAL GUILD REQUEST FOR GRANT PROPOSALS 2018
    Saturday, June 30, 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 ufmedguild@gmail.com to request an application. The application deadline is June 30, 2018. 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

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