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  • Camp Haven
    Friday, February 26, 2016

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  • Battle of the Books Meeting: Summer Reading
    Friday, July 1, 2016

    Battle of the Books Meeting: Summer Reading Age Group(s): Teen (12-18) Date: Fridays 7/1; 7/8; 7/15; 7/22; 7/29 Start Time: 2:00 PM End Time: 3:00 PM Description: Meeting for teens competing in Battle of the Books. Hawthorne Branch Library Alachua County Library District 352-481-1920 www.aclib.us/hawthorne Read more

  • Color Me Carefree:
    Sunday, July 3, 2016

    Age Group(s): Adult (19 and up), Seniors Date: Sundays 7/3 & 7/31 Start Time: 2:00 PM End Time: 3:15 PM Description: Coloring isn't just for kids anymore; when you are focused on creating you are giving your busy mind a rest. Coloring lifts your spirits and enhances creativity. When you color, there is no right or wrong. Just follow your intuition and allow yourself to be taken deeply into the stress relieving, contemplative experience. Supplies provided, but you are welcome to bring your own if you prefer. Hawthorne Branch Library Alachua County Library District 352-481-1920 Read more

  • The City of Waldo and the Waldo Historical Society
    Monday, July 4, 2016

    The City of Waldo and the Waldo Historical Society are joining forces for an Independence Day celebration on July 4th in Waldo Veterans Park on the Waldo Road in Waldo. Stop by for the opening of the Waldo Historical Railroad Museum where you will see historic Waldo railroad memorabilia and learn how the caboose was used and who used it. Enjoy live entertainment along with a hot dog and a drink. Bring a chair. Festivities begin at 10 a.m. What better way is there to spend the fourth? Read more

  • Tuesday Family Movie Madness! Summer Reading
    Tuesday, July 5, 2016

    Tuesday Family Movie Madness! Summer Reading Age Group(s): All Ages Date: Tuesdays 7/5; 7/12; 7/19; 7/26 Start Time: 3:00 PM End Time: 5:00 PM Description: Every Tuesday during the summer months family members of all ages can come watch a movie at the library. Hawthorne Branch Library Alachua County Library District 352-481-1920 www.aclib.us/hawthorne Read more

  • Aikido
    Wednesday, July 6, 2016

    Aikido Age Group(s): All Ages Date: 7/6/2016 Start Time: 3:30 PM End Time: 4:30 PM Description: Aikido of Gainesville will be offering self-defense instruction. Aikido is a non-aggressive form of self-defense. This is a fun, energetic, and informative Summer Reading program in which the student is given the opportunity to learn techniques in Aikido from the perspective of both the attacker and defender. Casual comfortable dress is recommended. Hawthorne Branch Library Alachua County Library District 352-481-1920 www.aclib.us/hawthorne Read more

  • Nutrition for Teens
    Thursday, July 7, 2016

    Age Group(s): Teen (12-18) Date: 7/7/2016 Start Time: 2:00 PM End Time: 3:00 PM Description: Learn about healthy snacking and physical activity habits from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences UF/IFAS at this tasty Summer Reading program. Hawthorne Branch Library Alachua County Library District 352-481-1920 www.aclib.us/hawthorne Read more

  • Book Club
    Thursday, July 7, 2016

    Age Group(s): Adult (19 and up), Seniors Date: 7/7/2016 Start Time: 5:30 PM End Time: 6:45 PM Description: Enjoy discussing fiction books with other readers. All are welcome! For more information, check out our blog "Hawthorne Bookclub Activities" at http://www.aclib.us/Hawthorne Hawthorne Branch Library Alachua County Library District 352-481-1920 www.aclib.us/hawthorne Read more

  • Family Friendly Karaoke
    Friday, July 8, 2016

    First United Methodist Church 17121 SW 137th Lane / P.O. Box 156 Archer, FL 32618 Cost: Free to the general public or you may tip the Karaoke Disk Jockey (Cowboy Mike Powers) Supper/Snacks are served (Free); Feel free to bring snacks/food to share. Any questions? Need directions to location? Please call Priscella Scherrah (352-231-2369) or Lois Lehning (352-443-0010) Read more

  • One-on-One Computer Training
    Monday, July 11, 2016

    One-on-One Computer Training Age Group(s): Adult (19 and up), Seniors Date: Mondays 7/11; 7/18; 7/25 Start Time: 2:00 PM End Time: 4:00 PM Description: Volunteer, Wally Russell, will help answer your questions on using your computer and on the basic internet! Bring your Laptop or use a library computer. Read more

  • Teen Meditation
    Thursday, July 14, 2016

    Age Group(s): Teen (12-18) Date: 7/14/2016 Start Time: 2:00 PM End Time: 4:00 PM Description: Calm your mind and focus inward as you learn about guided meditation at this Summer Reading program. Hawthorne Branch Library Alachua County Library District 352-481-1920 www.aclib.us/hawthorne Read more

  • Brain Fitness: 21 Ways to Strengthen & Sharpen Your Mind
    Saturday, July 16, 2016

    Brain Fitness: 21 Ways to Strengthen & Sharpen Your Mind Age Group(s): Adult (19 and up), Seniors Date: 7/16/2016 Start Time: 2:00 PM End Time: 3:30 PM Description: Caroline Anaya, M.S. will host this interactive workshop on Cognitive Fitness. Join us for a surprisingly fun-filled experience! Read more

  • Mt Pleasant Baptist Church VBS
    Sunday, July 17, 2016

    Come be SUBMERGED at VBS! Sunday, July 17 - July 21 5:30pm - 8:30pm Mt Pleasant Baptist Church 14105 NW 298th Str High Springs, Fl. 32643 1-386-454-2161 Classes for all ages from Birth - Adults Dinner served each evening at 5:30pm Come out and join us for a time of fun and fellowship as we learn about God's word! Read more

  • VBS Tree House
    Sunday, July 17, 2016

    Vacation Bible School at NW Baptist Church, 5514 NW 23rd Avenue, Gainesville. Sunday 7/17/16 thru Thursday 7/21/16 6:00PM to 8:30PM Babies through 5th Grade, special needs and adults. We will have music, recreation, snacks and Bible Study. For More Information Call Nancy at (352) 256-9663. or nspeel@cox.net Read more

  • Oak Park Baptist Church
    Monday, July 18, 2016

    Children's Christian Arts Day Camp July 18th - 22nd 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. For Children who have completed grades 2 - 5 Lunch and snacks included Cost $50.00 per child Activities include... Arts and crafts, set design and construction, drama basics, music lessons, voice instruction, music theater instruction, introduction to sound and stage lighting, choreography... Children's Musical Presentation "Down by the Creekbank" Sunday, July 24th 10:45 a.m. Register Now... Space is limited Must include $25.00 deposit The Oaks Church 4610 SW Archer Road Gainesville, Florida 352-372-2730 oakparkbaptistch@bellsouth.net Read more

  • Children's Christian Arts Day Camp
    Monday, July 18, 2016

    Children's Christian Arts Day Camp at Oak Park Baptist Church July 18th - 22nd 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For Children Who have completed grades 2 - 5 Lunch and Snacks included Cost: $50.00 per child Register Now...Space is limited Must Include $25.00 deposit Activities include... Arts and crafts, set design and construction, drama basics, music lessons, voice instruction, music theater instruction, introduction to sound and stage lighting, choreography... Children's Musical Presentation "Down by the Creekbank" Sunday, July 24, 2016 10:45 p.m. Oak Park Baptist Church 4610 SW Archer Road Gainesville, Florida 32608 (352) 372-2730 oakparkbaptistch@bellsouth.net www.oakparkbaptist.org Read more

  • Summer Zumba
    Wednesday, July 20, 2016

    Age Group(s): All Ages Date: 7/20/2016 Start Time: 3:30 PM End Time: 4:30 PM Description: Dance your way to a fit brain and body with Zumba! Join us today for Summer Reading at a local branch. Hawthorne Branch Library Alachua County Library District 352-481-1920 Read more

  • talk science with me
    Thursday, July 21, 2016

    Age Group(s): All Ages Date: 7/21/2016 Start Time: 5:00 PM End Time: 7:00 PM Description: Talk science with me is a chance for anyone to sit down and talk with University of Florida science researchers and/or engineers in a casual conversation. Ask what it is that a professional scientist does all day. Talk about why you don't like science. Tell us what issues in the community are of most interest to you, and see what research might be able to do to help in your community. Bring friends, bring family; we want to talk with YOU! Hawthorne Branch Library Alachua County Library District 352-481-1920 Read more

  • Bats & Gardens: The Perfect Connection
    Saturday, July 23, 2016

    Bats & Gardens: The Perfect Connection Date:July 23rd, 2016 Additional Info:What do you know about bats and gardens? Come view an extraordinary botanical garden at Cedar Lakes Woods & Gardens in Williston, Florida and learn about how important bats can be to Florida’s ecosystems and for your protection from pesky insects! Bat houses will be available for sale after the presentation. Presented by Shari Clark at Cedar Lakes Woods & Gardens. Lecture is included with admission. Free for members. Learn more at www.cedarlakeswoodsandgarden.com Read more

  • Bats & Gardens: The Perfect Connection
    Saturday, July 23, 2016

    What do you know about bats and gardens? Come view an extraordinary botanical garden at Cedar Lakes Woods & Gardens in Williston, Florida and learn about how important bats can be to Florida’s ecosystems and for your protection from pesky insects! Bat houses will be available for sale after the presentation. Presented by Shari Clark at Cedar Lakes Woods & Gardens. Lecture is included with admission. Free for members. Learn more at www.cedarlakeswoodsandgarden.com Read more

  • Gainesville Elks Lodge Fund Raising BBQ
    Saturday, July 23, 2016

    The Gainesville Elks Lodge is having another of its' charity fund raising BBQ's. This BBQ will be held at the Elks Lodge, 2424 NW 23rd BLVD on Saturday, July 23rd from 11AM til 1PM. Any profits from this fund raiser go toward our major projects in Florida, the Children's Youth Camp and our mobile therapy units. The tickets are $8.00 each and that includes a generous serving of pork or 1/2 a chicken, backed beans, cole slaw, etc. Please come and bring a friend. Take a box lunch home or eat in. Read more

  • Smokin-N-The Country
    Saturday, July 23, 2016

    Smokin-N-The Country Annual BBQ Festival & Cook-Off Saturday, July 23, 2016 12pm - 8pm Cornelius Williams Park - US Alt 27 Free Admission Food Vendors Music Fun $500 Cash Prize to the Winner Follow the Smoke Pit Masters Hobby or Pro Cooks, enter our cook-off for bragging rights, trophies, and a chance at $500 cash prize! Families Eat, drink, relax and enjoy a day of fun for all ages. Shop our vendors, listen to music and help pick a winner! Vendors Sell your products or the spacious grounds while the crowd waits to see which pit-master comes out on top. Contact us; Phone: 352-538-4474 Phone: 352-872-4500 Email: smokinnthecountry@gmail.com Read more

  • Solutionary Heroes Summer Camp
    Monday, July 25, 2016

    Solutionary Heroes Summer Camp is unique adventure/nature camp led by principles of humane education. Participants will learn practical ways they can become heroes each and every day! Each day will focus on a different theme and children will learn about health and fitness, environmental stewardship, leadership, team work, animal care, science and nature, growing plants, survival challenges outdoor games, and more! This year's summer camp will be taking place at a unique botanical garden called Cedar Lakes Woods & Gardens. With over 50 separate garden displays, several waterfalls, many beautiful koi ponds, hiking trails, and 100 acres of learning opportunities, this year's summer camp will be the most exciting nature camp yet! For Williston community members, Solutionary Species is offering scholarship opportunities to parents who post a solutionary story to the Solutionary Species Facebook page. To learn more about being a solutionary and Solutionary Heroes Summer Camp, visit www.solutionaryspecies.org or email team@solutionaryspecies.org Read more

  • Solutionary Heroes Summer Camp
    Monday, July 25, 2016

    Name: Solutionary Heroes Summer Camp Date: July 25th-29th team@solutionaryspecies.org MoreInfo: Solutionary Heroes Summer Camp is unique adventure/nature camp led by principles of humane education. Participants will learn practical ways they can become heroes each and every day! Each day will focus on a different theme and children will learn about health and fitness, environmental stewardship, leadership, team work, animal care, science and nature, growing plants, survival challenges outdoor games, and more! This year's summer camp will be taking place at a unique botanical garden called Cedar Lakes Woods & Gardens. With over 50 separate garden displays, several waterfalls, many beautiful koi ponds, hiking trails, and 100 acres of learning opportunities, this year's summer camp will be the most exciting nature camp yet! For Williston community members, Solutionary Species is offering scholarship opportunities to parents who post a solutionary story to the Solutionary Species Facebook page. To learn more about being a solutionary and Solutionary Heroes Summer Camp, visit www.solutionaryspecies.org or email team@solutionaryspecies.org Read more

  • Homeschool Group
    Monday, July 25, 2016

    Age Group(s): Preschool (3-5 years), Elementary (5-11 years), Teen (12-18) Date: 7/25/2016 Start Time: 2:30 PM End Time: 3:30 PM Description: Homeschoolers meet the 4th Monday of each month for a fun and educational activity. We will have a fun hands on experiment about the rock cycle. Hawthorne Branch Library Alachua County Library District 352-481-1920 Read more

  • Super Hero Olympics: Summer Reading
    Wednesday, July 27, 2016

    Age Group(s): Elementary (5-11 years), All Ages Date: 7/27/2016 Start Time: 3:30 PM End Time: 4:45 PM Description: Join Coach Cornelius Ingram and leap over tall buildings, crawl through Spiderman's web, and participate in other super human activities! Outside event. Hawthorne Branch Library Alachua County Library District 352-481-1920 Read more

  • S.H.I.N.E. on Medicare
    Thursday, July 28, 2016

    S.H.I.N.E. on Medicare Age Group(s): Seniors Date: 7/28/2016 Start Time: 12:00 PM End Time: 2:00 PM Description: The Florida Department of Elder Affairs offer counseling that is unbiased, confidential and no cost, by trained SHINE Volunteer counselors. Join Chuck Edwards for individual sessions designed to help those eligible for Medicare understand their choices and options. 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 Helpline for sites that require appointments: 1-800-963-5337. Hawthorne Branch Library Alachua County Library District 352-481-1920 www.aclib.us/hawthorne Read more

  • Teen Yoga! Summer Reading
    Thursday, July 28, 2016

    Teen Yoga! Summer Reading Age Group(s): Teen (12-18) Date: 7/28/2016 Start Time: 2:15 PM End Time: 3:15 PM Description: Exercise your mind and body with yoga for teens with yoga instructor, Lynn King, ages 10 - 18. Bring a friend! Yoga is said to be for the purpose of uniting the mind, body, and spirit. Read more

  • Teen Yoga! Summer Reading
    Thursday, July 28, 2016

    Age Group(s): Teen (12-18) Date: 7/28/2016 Start Time: 2:15 PM End Time: 3:15 PM Description: Exercise your mind and body with yoga for teens with yoga instructor, Lynn King, ages 10 - 18. Bring a friend! Yoga is said to be for the purpose of uniting the mind, body, and spirit. Hawthorne Branch Library Alachua County Library District 352-481-1920 www.aclib.us/hawthorne Read more

  • Gainesville High School Class of 1971 45th Reunion
    Friday, July 29, 2016

    45th Reunion to be held July 29-30, 2016 GHS Class of 1971 Class Website: http;//www.71canes.org/ Read more

  • Family Friendly Karaoke
    Monday, August 8, 2016

    First United Methodist Church 17121 SW 137th Lane / P.O. Box 156 Archer, FL 32618 Cost: Free to the general public or you may tip the Karaoke Disk Jockey (Cowboy Mike Powers) Supper/Snacks are served (Free); Feel free to bring snacks/food to share. Any questions? Need directions to location? Please call Priscella Scherrah (352-231-2369) or Lois Lehning (352-443-0010) Read more

  • A Midsummer Night's Masked Ball - Actors' Warehouse
    Saturday, August 13, 2016

    A Midsummer Night's Masked Ball to benefit The Actors' Warehouse: North Central Florida's Award Winning Community Theatre Enjoy an evening of dancing, entertainment from local artist, an auction and contest for Best Mask. Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 8pm -11pm Event location: St. Patrick's Social Hall, 550 NE 16th Ave in Gainesville. Advance Tickets: $35 Single; $50 Couple At the Door Tickets: $45 Single; $60 Couple For more information and sponsorship opportunities: actorswarehouse.fla@gmail.com or 352-376-8561 Dress Attire & Mask Required! Read more

  • A Beautiful You for A Beautiful World
    Saturday, August 20, 2016

    Have you ever thought about why we humans care so much about beauty? How can we turn beauty into health for ourselves…and for the planet? Join Kevin Layton and Jenna Bardroff at Cedar Lakes Woods & Gardens to learn about health and happiness through “A Beautiful You for A Beautiful World.” Cedar Lakes Woods & Gardens is a unique botanical garden with breathtaking views everywhere you look. August 20th at 10am. Learn more at www.cedarlakeswoodsandgarden.com. Read more

  • The 17th Annual GRU Benefit Golf Tournament for Williams Elementary School
    Saturday, August 27, 2016

    Who: GRU and sponsors What: The 17th Annual GRU Benefit Golf Tournament for Williams Elementary School Where: Ironwood Golf Course (2100 NE 39th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32609) When: Saturday, August 27, 8 a.m. shotgun start Why: To raise funds supporting the students of Williams Elementary School, a high-needs school located in Southeast Gainesville and GRU’s Adopt-a-School since 1997. Contact Info: Contact Casey Smith at 352-393-1203 or smithrk@gru.com to register and visit gru.com/Williams for more information. Tee off at the 17th Annual GRU Benefit Golf Tournament for Williams Elementary School – Saturday, August 27, at Ironwood Golf Course. Reserve your place in the scramble today and support local students. Contact Casey Smith at 352-393-1203 or smithrk@gru.com to register and visit gru.com/Williams for more information. Read more

  • Square Dance Classes for beginners
    Tuesday, September 6, 2016

    Square Dance Classes for Beginners! Who? Everyone, ages ten and up Loads of FUN! When? Tuesdays, starting Sept. 6, 2016 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM Where? Westside Park Recreation Building 1001 NW 34 St. Gainesville Casual attire Sept. 6th and 13th are free. After that $5 a class. Questions? Call Susie 352-283-1296. susiemoon@cox.net www.GrandSquaresGainesville.com Read more

  • Family Friendly Karaoke
    Friday, September 9, 2016

    First United Methodist Church 17121 SW 137th Lane / P.O. Box 156 Archer, FL 32618 Cost: Free to the general public or you may tip the Karaoke Disk Jockey (Cowboy Mike Powers) Supper/Snacks are served (Free); Feel free to bring snacks/food to share. Any questions? Need directions to location? Please call Priscella Scherrah (352-231-2369) or Lois Lehning (352-443-0010) Read more

  • An Evening of Remembrance
    Thursday, September 29, 2016

    You are invited to an evening of honoring your loved one. This service will provide a time to reflect, honor and remember those who touched your life. Place: Baughman Center - 982 Museum Road -University of Florida This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact: adultbereavement@shands.ufl.edu Read more

  • Family Friendly Karaoke
    Friday, October 7, 2016

    First United Methodist Church 17121 SW 137th Lane / P.O. Box 156 Archer, FL 32618 Cost: Free to the general public or you may tip the Karaoke Disk Jockey (Cowboy Mike Powers) Supper/Snacks are served (Free); Feel free to bring snacks/food to share. Any questions? Need directions to location? Please call Priscella Scherrah (352-231-2369) or Lois Lehning (352-443-0010) Read more

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