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  • Caregiver Support Group
    Tuesday, March 21, 2017

    Join us for a monthly education and support group designed to provide emotional, educational, and social support to people who are caring for someone with Alzheimer's or a relative dementia. Hosted by Haven Hospice 6400 St. John's Ave, Palatka 386-328-7100 3rd Tuesday of the month at 1:00 p.m. March 21 April 18 May 16 Alzheimer's Association Central & North Florida Chapter www.alz.org/cnfl 24/7 Helpline 800.272.3900 Read more

  • Oak Park Baptist Church Kids Sports K - 5th Grades
    Thursday, March 30, 2017

    KICKBALL Epic Sports Ministries March 30th - May 4th Thursdays 6:00pm - 7:30pm K - 5th grades Contact today to sign up 352-372-2730 Please see attached pdf. file Read more

  • Oak Park Baptist Church SPORTS
    Friday, March 31, 2017

    KICKBALL Epic Sports Ministries Fridays - March 31st - May 5th 6th - 12th grades Contact today to sign up 352-372-2730 Please see attached pdf. file Read more

  • Friday Family Friendly Karaoke
    Friday, April 7, 2017

    Come join us for Friday Family Friendly Karaoke Featuring KJ "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: 'Easter Bonnet" Cost: Please tip the Karaoke Disk Jockey No time for supper? We will have food, coffee, & snacks for you! Or bring your own snacks or non-alcoholic beverages to share! 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Mark your calendars! 4/7/2017-5/12/2017* - 6/2/2017-7/7/2017* - 8/4/2017-9/8/2017* - 10/6/2017-11/3/2017 - 12/1/2017-1/5/2018 - 2/2/2018-3/2/2018 - 4/6/2018 Read more

  • Spamalot the Musical
    Thursday, April 20, 2017

    The Buchholz High School Players present Monty Python's Spamalot, a musical comedy with live music provided the Buchholz Jazz Band! Winner of three Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Spamalot is “lovingly ripped off” from the 1975 film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”. When King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table receive a charge from God to find the Holy Grail, the quest takes the king and his misfit knights to strange places where they meet odd characters including the Knights Who Say Ni, killer rabbits and insulting Frenchmen to name just a few. With music and lyrics by Eric Idle and John Du Prez, Spamalot is classic Monty Python that will have you rolling with laughter and singing along. Don’t miss Monty Python's Spamalot. Performances are April 20 – 22 and April 27 - 29 at 7 p.m. and matinees at 2 p.m. on April 23 and 30. 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 shows is available at (352) 955-6702. Read more

  • Focus on the Future- Displaced Homemaker Class at Santa Fe College
    Monday, April 24, 2017

    60 hours class for homemakers seeking to become economically independent. Please call to become eligible and register by April 21st. http://www.sfcollege.edu/displacedhomemakers/ Read more

  • UF MEDICAL GUILD REQUEST FOR GRANT PROPOSALS
    Thursday, April 27, 2017

    UF MEDICAL GUILD REQUEST FOR GRANT PROPOSALS 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 $2,500. 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, 2017. Read more

  • Community Yard Sale
    Saturday, April 29, 2017

    St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, Highway 301 South Next to Blue Star Nursery, Hawthorne Saturday, April 29, 2017 From 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Household goods, jams and jellies, plants, food, lots of good stuff! Spaces are $10. To reserve a space, call Stephanie at 352-235-1856 Read more

  • Community Yard Sale
    Saturday, April 29, 2017

    Community Yard Sale April 29, 2017 Spring Yard Sale Major Highway 301 frontage 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Spaces only $10.00 Rent a space for $10.00 Call Stephanie to reserve a space 352-473-0556 St. Philip Neri Catholic Church 7919 SE US Highway 301 Phone:352-481-3353 church, Stephanie 352-235-1856 Additional Info:From 8 until 2, St. Philip Neri Catholic Church will host a community yard sale. Household items, jams and jellies, food, plants, and lots of good stuff for sale. 7919 S.E. Highway 301, Hawthorne, just 15 minutes east of Gainesville, 30 minutes north of Ocala. For more information, call 481-3353 and leave a message. See you there... Read more

  • 3rd Annual Tom Muff Memorial Car Show
    Saturday, April 29, 2017

    At Holy Family Catholic Church located at 17353 NE Hwy 27 Alt. Williston, FL. 10 AM - 3 PM. Open to all makes and models. First 50 cars registered will receive dash plaques. Top 25 Awards and Best of Show. Door prizes, 50/50, Angel House Thrift Shop, yard sale, music by Big D. Food & Beverages available for purchase. Registration 8-10 AM, awards at 2:30 PM. Pre-reg. $15 by April 20th, day of show $20. Download registration flyer at http://www.holy-family-church.org/carshow.htm. For more information, call Roberta at 352-528-5100 or email at devlin@embarqmail.com. Read more

  • The Children's Table
    Saturday, April 29, 2017

    The Children's Table is holding a Birthday Building Fundraiser on the occasion of Mr. Bill Brown's birthday. The Children’s Table 352-486-6525 680 W Thrasher Dr Bronson, FL 32621 The Children’s Table was founded in 1996 in Bronson, Florida by William (Bill) and Verna Brown. The Browns were serving as foster parents at the time and learned from a caseworker of a mother struggling to feed her three children. The Browns shared vegetables from their garden and provided a generous contribution of food to sustain the family through this hard time. Out of this initial act of kindness, the Browns founded The Children’s Table to help meet the need of the hungry and food insecure in rural North Central Florida area. Hunger is a prevalent problem in local rural communities. The goal of The Children’s Table is to always feed one more family. The Children’s Table utilizes donated food that would otherwise be wasted to help prevent hunger. In the years since the organization was founded, millions of pounds of food have been distributed to those in need. The Children’s Table does not receive Federal, State, County or Municipal funds. The organization depends on voluntary contributions by the people who receive food, however, no one is turned away and receiving food is not dependent upon making a donation. Private donations as well as fundraisers help support the operation of The Children’s Table. The funds support the operation and travel costs associated with obtaining the donated food, storing, and sorting the items as well as traveling to the distribution locations within the community. Each week, 22 food distributions are held. Two distributions occur at The Children’s Table location in Bronson and 19 distributions are held in nine North Central Florida Counties. The organization also provides emergency food baskets to families in food crisis through partnerships with agencies and organizations within the community. Each year and month, the numbers served grow. The Children’s Table strives to meet the rising need in the rural communities. The organization depends upon a volunteer workforce. The Children’s Table is currently providing food for over 10,000 people each month. The Children’s Table would like to continue to expand their capacity to meet the growing needs of the community. For the growth, additional storage space is needed. When funds are available, the Children’s Table plans to add a 60 X 60 steel building at their location in Bronson to provide additional storage for dry goods. The Children’s Table is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Visit the Children’s Table Website at: www.childrenstable.org and follow us on Facebook. Read more

  • Be Money Smart
    Saturday, April 29, 2017

    Be Money Smart Age Group(s): Adult (19 and up), Teen (12-18), Seniors Date: 4/29/2017 Start Time: 2:00 PM End Time: 3:15 PM Description: Discover some tips on protecting your income, eliminating your debt, and preparing for retirement! Amanda Godwin of Primerica will lead the workshop. 6640 SE 221st St, Hawthorne, FL 32640 Read more

  • "Stepping up, Moving Forward" Shoe Drive for Kids
    Monday, May 1, 2017

    "Stepping up, Moving Forward" Shoe Drive for Kids :May 1, 2017- July 15,2017 Additional Info:Shoe Heroes wanted: Donations for Brand New children's shoes, all sizes are being accepted for our Annual Back to School Give Away Event. Drop off Locations: Starting May 1, 2017- July 15,2017 Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church Regions Bank- Archer Road Branch Alliance Credit Union- East University Ave. Branch Read more

  • "Stepping Up, Moving Forward" Shoe Drive for Kids
    Monday, May 1, 2017

    Shoe Heroes wanted: Donations for Brand New children's shoes, all sizes are being accepted for our Annual Back to School Give Away Event. Drop off locations: Starting May 1, 2017 - July 15, 2017 Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church Regions Bank - Archer Road Branch Alliance Credit Union - East University Ave. Branch. Read more

  • Hela Vets Craft Program at the High Springs Library
    Thursday, May 4, 2017

    Hela Vets Craft Program at the High Springs Library Date: May 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2017 Additional Info: The High Springs Branch Library, 23779 W. US Highway 27, has partnered with the Help Heal Vets organization to provide a weekly arts and crafts time for Veterans of all ages on Thursday mornings during the month of May. The arts and craft kits include leather making, woodworking, model making, paint-by-number and more! All craft supplies are donated by the Help Heal Vets organization as a means to provide veterans with therapeutic craft activities to assist them in taking their minds off the past while meeting other veterans. The program runs every Thursday from 10:30-11:30am, May 4, 11, 18, and 25. The program is free and open to veterans and the public! Read more

  • Shell Annual Spring Fling
    Friday, May 5, 2017

    Join us in celebrating spring and Cinco de Mayo! May 5, 2017 from 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. at the Basketball Court and Playground. Silent auction, games, face painting, cake walk, bounce houses, music, food, and fun! Dinner and wristbands will be available for pre-purchase the week before Spring Fling. Shell Elementary, 21633 65th Ave, Hawthorne, FL 32640 Read more

  • Tree City Quilters Guild 10th Biennial Quilt Show
    Saturday, May 6, 2017

    The quilt show is at the Best Western Gateway Grand Hotel, 4200 NW 97th Blvd, Gainesville, FL. Over 100 remarkable, judged quilts on display plus vintage quilts to highlight work of talented quilters of today and yesteryear, and a youth quilt exhibition. Additional features include a vendor mall, 'quiltique' bazaar with handcrafted items, fabulous basket raffle, music, details of the guild's charity efforts and a Project 70273 exhibit. Admission $7.00, children under 12 free, and free parking. Read more

  • Blueberry Festival
    Saturday, May 6, 2017

    Blueberry Festival sponsored by Cross Creek Volunteer Fire Department Saturday, May 6, 2017 8 am to 3 pm Huge yard sale, baking contest, vendors, fun activities for kids, food from breakfast to lunch, turkey shoot, blueberries and plants. Good old family fun! Island Grove 301 and 325 Read more

  • Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens: 3rd Annual Garden Show and Spring Festival
    Saturday, May 6, 2017

    Come celebrate SPRING in full SWING with plant vendors, art vendors, food and music! In addition, you'll be able to stroll our gardens and view our gorgeous flowering plants, cascading waterfalls, and huge koi ponds. Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens' Garden Show and Spring Festival will be fun for the whole family AND admission is currently at a discounted price: Adults ($8), Children ages 6-13 ($4), and children under 6 are admitted for free. You don't want to miss this event! We'll see you there! Please visit www.cedarlakeswoodsandgarden.com for further information. Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Read more

  • Equus
    Saturday, May 6, 2017

    Equus May 6, 2017 @ 4:00pm The Oaks of Lake City Equestrian Center Kentucky Derby Viewing Party- Themed Dinner- Live Music- Auctions- Games- Hat and Bow Tie Contests For more information, visit havenhospice.org/EQUUS, call 352-271-4665, email HavenEvents@havenhospice.org Read more

  • "Celebrate America" Annual Banquet
    Tuesday, May 9, 2017

    The City of Alachua Chamber of Commerce would like to extend an invitation to our Annual Banquet on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 to be held at Santa Fe River Ranch. Cocktail Hour at 5:30 p.m. A buffet dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Ticket Information: Corporate Sponsorships Tables are $500 Individual Tickets are $50 Tickets are available from any Chamber Director or from Dot Evans at 386.462.3333 or alachuachamberfl@gmail.com You may also pick up tickets at our office at 14201 Main Street, Alachua, FL $500 cash raffle Raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20 (You do not have to be present to win) The Corporate Sponsorship Table includes: -Seating for 8 -Signage at the entrance of facility and on the corporate table -Spotlighted for 3 months on our website Read more

  • JBC BBQ Chicken Dinner Fundraiser
    Thursday, May 11, 2017

    Jonesville Baptist Church will hold a BBQ Chicken Fundraiser dinner on Thursday, May 11, from 4:30 - 6:30 pm. Dinner includes one half chicken, two sides, roll, dessert and drink. Cost: $10 donation. All proceeds to benefit summer missions to Ecuador and Guatemala. Location: Parking lot area near ACE Hardware in Jonesville. Catered by COWBOYZ Catering. Pre-orders are strongly suggested. Read more

  • Brighter Tomorrow Scholarship Banquet
    Thursday, May 11, 2017

    JOIN G-R-U FOR THE SEVENTH ANNUAL BRIGHTER TOMORROW SCHOLARSHIP BANQUET, RAISING FUNDS TO HELP DESERVING STUDENTS IN UNDERREPRESENTED DEMOGRAPHICS IN OUR COMMUNITY WHO ARE PURSUING ENGINEERING DEGREES AT SANTE FE AND THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA. KEYNOTE SPEAKER WILL BE NFL HALL OF FAMER DERRICK BROOKS AND LEGENDARY LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL COACH JESSIE B HEARD IS THE 2017 LEGACY AWARD WINNER.THE BANQUET IS 6 P-M, THURSDAY, MAY 11TH AT THE BEST WESTERN GATEWAY GRAND HOTEL. TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW AT G-R-U DOT COM SLASH BRIGHTER TOMORROW. ACT QUICKLY AS SEATING IS LIMITED. CALL 393-1203 FOR MORE INFORMATION. Read more

  • Friday Family Friendly Karaoke
    Friday, May 12, 2017

    Friday Family Friendly Karaoke for May 12, 2017 at Newberry United Methodist Church. Event is open to the community and to the public. Please feel free to share the attached information with your friends, family, communities, and churches. If you sing, come sing with us. If you want to listen, we love an audience. Singers can join together for a joint song. "I'll Fly Away" for May 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 Live simply. Please see attached flyer Read more

  • 33rd Annual Windsor Zucchini Festival
    Saturday, May 13, 2017

    33rd Annual Windsor Zucchini Festival May 13th, 9-­-4, Admission is free. It's time to celebrate everyone’s favorite summer squash! Please join in for a day of fun, food and shopping! This year the festival is bigger and better than ever. Just 7 miles east of Gainesville, the quaint community of Windsor is hosting their 33rd Annual Zucchini Festival in support of the Windsor Volunteer Fire Department. Still held at the Fire Station grounds, festival activities include: · Over 100 booths featuring arts and crafts, plants and service vendors from all around the state · Cook-­-A-­-Zuke and zucchini carving contests · An all new event, “Windsor’s Got Talent", a youth talent show! · Annual raffle – prizes include a kayak, quilt, and other great prizes · Old Time Auction · Country Store with local produce and plants for sale · Live music! · Expanded children’s activities including pony and cart rides by Deb’s Party Ponies, inflatables, plant a pot for Mom (flowers for mother’s day!), and Zoin Coin Treasure Hunt · Windsor’s famous chicken meal with zucchini cornbread, veggies, and other good stuff, as well as a kids meal option · Windsor very own FRIED zucchini, Sweet Dreams famous Home Made Zucchini Ice Cream, and a bake sale featuring Windsor’s famous zucchini cakes and other goodies! Wagon shuttle/trolley rides to parking areas. All proceeds go to support the Windsor Volunteer Fire Department. A 501(c)3 tax exempt org. and registered with the State of Florida for the purpose of fundraising. CH 41948 For more info info@windsor-­-z-­-news.org Read more

  • Mothers and Roses
    Saturday, May 13, 2017

    Open House to Celebrate our Mother's Love Location : Angel Gardens Rose Nursery 14228 NW 222 Place, Alachua, Florida 3:00 - 7:00 pm Wine and cheese, 10 - 20% off all roses All Organic - Over 2000 varieties Antique and Modern roses Special rose gift for all Mothers Read more

  • UF Health Community Health and Wellness Expo
    Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    UF Health will host a FREE health and wellness expo for the community. Learn about: Complementary medicine Stress reduction and mental health Maintaining a healthy weight Reducing cancer risk Women’s health Gardening and healthy eating Reducing your stroke risk Getting better sleep Incorporating exercise Reducing pain Senior health Volunteer and research opportunities Advanced Directives Free screenings: Cholesterol and glucose Blood pressure and heart rhythm BMI and weight Attendees will receive a free expo bag, prizes and refreshments. For more information visit: https://ufhealth.org/events/community-health-and-wellness-expo-0 Read more

  • VA Research Day: Bridging the Gap – May 19, 2017
    Friday, May 19, 2017

    VA Research Day: Bridging the Gap – May 19, 2017 Research Day is free and open to the public at the Malcom Randall VAMC auditorium on May 19, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Research Day is part of a nationwide observance of National VA Research Week. The event at the MRVAMC will showcase VA research in progress and how VA research efforts are impacting the treatment and prevention of disease and disability. Featured research topics are: diabetes, traumatic brain injury and driving intervention for returning combat Veterans. The program begins at 9:00 a.m. and includes special guest speaker Staff Sergeant Jerry Majetich, who was awarded the Purple Heart in 2005 by George W. Bush. After the research presentations, there is an Interactive Research Poster Exhibit showcase of 12 VA researchers. This is an opportunity to talk personally with VA researchers about their work. For more information please visit: http://www.northflorida.va.gov/NORTHFLORIDA/research/index.asp or send an email to helen.vaillancourt@va.gov. Please see attached flyers Read more

  • 2017 May Day Glow Run 5K
    Saturday, May 20, 2017

    2017 May Day Glow Run 5K :May 20th Additional Info:Where: Town of Tioga Tickets may be purchased by calling 352-363-6322. Ticket prices are as follows... 1 ticket - $16 2 tickets - $30 1 VIP - $45 2 VIP - $75 Come get your Glow on!!! Events starts @ 3pm Race starts @ 8pm Read more

  • Ag Fest & Master Gardener Plant Sale
    Saturday, May 20, 2017

    The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is pleased to announce the Annual Master Gardener Plant Sale & Ag Fest on May 20, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office (2800 NE 39 Avenue, Gainesville). The Master Gardener Plant Sale will have a variety of herbs, annuals, perennials, natives, trees and more will be available. Master Gardener volunteers will be on site for advice on selection and care of your plants. This annual plant sale is a fundraiser for the Alachua County Master Gardener Volunteer Program. The Ag Fest will be providing information on the following: beekeeping, Florida-Friendly Landscaping™, UF/IFAS Bookstore, Forest Ecology, Florida Department of Agriculture, 4-H Youth Development Program, Composting, Rain Barrels, Food and Nutrition Program and more. Presentations: 8:45 to 9:15 Planting and Maintaining Trees and Shrubs 9:45 to 10:15 Growing Blueberries Admission and parking are free. For more information about this program, call 352-955-2402. Visit http://alachua.ifas.ufl.edu/calendar.shtml for additional programs offered by the Extension Office. Read more

  • 2017 May Day Glow Run 5K
    Saturday, May 20, 2017

    At Town of Tioga; Tickets may be purchased by calling 352-363-6322. Ticket prices are as follows... 1 ticket - $16 2 tickets - $30 1 VIP - $45 2 VIP - $75 Come get your Glow on!!! Events starts @ 3pm Race starts @ 8pm Read more

  • "Chabar Praise Celebration"
    Saturday, May 20, 2017

    1000 Voices of North Central FL Inc. PO Box 13257, Gainesville, FL 32604 Website: www.1000voicesofncfl.com Email: 1000voicesncfl@gmail.com Concert info - 1000 Voices of North Central FL 2017 Benefit Concert “Chabar Praise Celebration” Saturday, May 20th, 6:00pm (Doors open at 5:00pm; Praise and Worship begins at 5:15) Westside Baptist Church - 10000 West Newberry Road, Gainesville, FL 32606 Concert proceeds will benefit Alachua, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette, Leon, Levy, Madison, Suwanee, Taylor, Union, and Wakulla Counties via: • Miriam’s Basket – a not-for-profit organization that works with agencies to provide clothing and shoes to children in North Florida who have been victims of abuse, neglect, or personal tragedy. • The Reichert House is an after school program designed for youth who are in need of assistance in making the transition from adolescence to adulthood. Over 600 singers, musicians, dancers, volunteers and pastor from West Virginia to Ft. Lauderdale have signed up as participants since 2014 Concert features • Adult choir • Men’s Ensemble • Youth Choir • Praise and Worship Teams • Dance Ministry • Media Ministry • New Artists Read more

  • Forage Farm’s First Annual Local Food Awards
    Sunday, May 21, 2017

    We are starting a new tradition, and hope you will join us for our first annual Forage Local Food Awards! This year’s theme is Community Organizing and Fair Farming. Come dine with us as we toast to Faith Carr and Jordan Brown! at the First Magnitude Brewing Company Tickets include a scrumptious southern-inspired meal by Fables Catering & Such, and craft beer pairings. Join us for a delicious celebration of two individuals that have shown a deep commitment to improving our food community! This fundraiser will benefit the programs of Forage, allowing us to continue serving our food community. Tickets purchased by May 14, 2017 - $75.00 each https://www.memberplanet.com/events/forage/foragelocalfoodawardsdinner Forage Farm http://www.foragefarm.org/tickets-available-for-local-food-awards-dinner/ Read more

  • "Welcome Home Veterans" event
    Saturday, June 3, 2017

    The VFW Post 2811 on Waldo rd. is putting on this event. We want to thank our local veterans for their service and to welcome them home. David Bickford, 352-727-2408 Read more

  • GATEWAY CHRISTIAN CENTER WOMEN'S CONFERENCE
    Wednesday, June 14, 2017

    GATEWAY CHRISTIAN CENTER WOMEN'S CONFERENCE Date:JUNE 14-18, 2017 Additional Info:Gateway Christian Center will host its Women Conference June 14-18. Wednesday 14, 7:30 p.m., Thursday & Friday, 10:00am., 2:00p.m., 7:30 p.m.Sat 10:00a.m. Location: 5135 NW 21st St. Gainesville. Pastor, Apostle Frank Clifton. For more information call 352-379-3004. Read more

  • City of Archer Health Fair & Blood Drive
    Saturday, June 17, 2017

    Save the date!! The City of Archer and the Archer Community Center Advisory Board will sponsor their 2nd annual Health Fair on June 17, 2017, from 9am-2pm at the Archer Community Center. The LifeSouth Blood Mobile will be on site conducting a blood drive in Honor of Mr. Perry McGriff, Jr., who passed recently. Perry served as the Honorary Chair for the Restoration of the Archer Community Center. Donors will receive a token of appreciation gift and a free cholesterol test. Read more

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