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Our Community Events

  • Camp Haven
    Friday, February 26, 2016

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  • Preschool Storytime Hawthorne Library
    Thursday, June 2, 2016

    Preschool Storytime Age Group(s): Preschool (3-5 years), Toddler (1-3 years), Baby (1 and under) Date: Thursdays 6/2; 6/9; 6/16; 6/23; 6/30 Start Time: 10:30 AM End Time: 11:00 AM Description: Story-based interactive program featuring music, fingerplays, activities, and puppets for preschool children 0-5. Read more

  • Let's Make Caprisun Wallets for Teens! Hawthorne Library
    Thursday, June 2, 2016

    Let's Make Caprisun Wallets for Teens! Age Group(s): Teen (12-18) Grades 6-12 Date: 6/2/2016 Start Time: 3:00 PM End Time: 4:00 PM Description: Teens will learn to make wallets out of empty Caprisun wrappers in this fun craft! Read more

  • Hawthorne Library Events in June Book Club
    Thursday, June 2, 2016

    Book Club Date: 6/2/2016 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 https://www.aclib.us/Hawthorne Read more

  • Family Friendly Karaoke
    Friday, June 3, 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

  • World Oceans Day
    Saturday, June 4, 2016

    World Oceans Day – June 4, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. World Oceans Day is a day of celebration and collaboration globally to ensure the future of our oceans. The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo is excited to be part of this annual event. Ocean inspired crafts, face painting, and giveaways will be available for everyone! As you walk around the zoo, you can enjoy keeper talks, training demonstrations, animal encounters and even talk with local organizations who are working on the front lines of ocean conservation. Come learn how you can be a steward for our seas and support our shared ocean! Cost: •$6 for adults •$5 for children (ages 4-12), Seniors (60+), and UF staff and students with ID •Free for children 3 and under, and Santa Fe College students or staff members with ID Where: Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo 3000 NW 83rd Street Gainesville, Florida For more information call 352-395-5601 Read more

  • Creative for Health: Summer Reading
    Saturday, June 4, 2016

    Creative for Health: Summer Reading Date: Saturdays 6/4 & 6/11 Start Time: 2:00 PM End Time: 3:00 PM Description: Nothing feels better than to fully immerse yourself in an art project: The world around you falls away & time passes pleasantly without notice. Research also suggests that creativity is good for our health. Regular practice has been shown to reduce the harmful effects of stress, improve immune system function, and help us cope with anxiety and depression. Participants in Creative for Health will enjoy these benefits and express their creativity using the written word on June 4th & the visual arts (Zentangle) on June 11 in a fun and supportive environment. Visit the UF Arts In Medicine website. Read more

  • Inaugural Bows, Bow Ties and Badges Awards Gala
    Saturday, June 4, 2016

    The Atkins Warren Chapter of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (AWC NOBLE) was established in 2013 and is named after the first African American Chief of Police in the City of Gainesville. The organization will be hosting its Inaugural Bows, Bow Ties and Badges Awards Gala on Saturday, June 4, 2016, 7:00 PM at the Wyndam Garden, formerly Paramount, on SW 13th . For tickets to the event, please call 352-215-1733 or 352-258-0239 Contact Person: Alena K. Lawson, President AWC NOBLE, alena0521@gmail.com, 352-215-1733. Read more

  • Oak Park Baptist Church 59th Anniversary Homecoming
    Sunday, June 5, 2016

    Oak Park Baptist Church 59th Anniversary Homecoming Guest Speaker: Rev. John Parker June 5, 2016 Oak Park Baptist Church 4610 SW Archer Road Gainesville, Florida Sunday School/Bible Study 9:30 .M. Worship service 10:45 a.m. Highlights include *Fantastic "old fashioned" dinner on the ground *Our Worship Choir will sing Everyone is welcome! Read more

  • Color Me Carefree: Summer Reading Hawthorne Library
    Sunday, June 5, 2016

    Color Me Carefree: Summer Reading Date: 6/5/2016 Start Time: 2:00 PM End Time: 3:15 PM Description: Let's get together for a fun afternoon of coloring! No artistic expertise required. When you are focused on creating you are giving your busy mind a rest. Coloring lifts your spirits, enhances creativity and brings out the child in you. 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. Read more

  • One-on-One Computer Training Hawthorne Library
    Monday, June 6, 2016

    One-on-One Computer Training Date: Mondays 6/6; 6/13; 6/20; 6/27 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

  • Vegetable Gardening for Beginners
    Monday, June 6, 2016

    Vegetable Gardening for Beginners – June 6, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Library Headquarters Branch, 401 East University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601. Learn to start a vegetable garden using the square foot gardening technique. Bed construction, soil preparation, the vegetable that can be grown, and pest control will be covered. There is no cost to attend this class and space is limited; pre-register at least 3 days prior to class by calling 352-337-6209 (voice mail). Offered by the UF/IFAS Extension Office and presented by Dr. Denise Debusk. 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

  • Wii Gaming for All Ages! Hawthorne Library
    Monday, June 6, 2016

    Wii Gaming for All Ages! Date: Mondays 6/6; 6/13; 6/20; 6/27 Start Time: 4:00 PM End Time: 5:00 PM Description: Come play Wii at the library every Monday! Read more

  • Tuesday Movie Madness! Hawthorne Library
    Tuesday, June 7, 2016

    Tuesday Movie Madness! Age Group(s): All Ages Date: Tuesdays 6/7; 6/14; 6/21; 6/28 Start Time: 3:00 PM End Time: 5:00 PM Description: Every Tuesday during the summer months an appropriate movie for all ages will be shown at the library. Read more

  • Summer Reading Sign-up Ice Cream Party with Mayor Surrency Hawthorn Library
    Thursday, June 9, 2016

    Summer Reading Sign-up Ice Cream Party with Mayor Surrency Age Group(s): Preschool (3-5 years), Elementary (5-11 years), Teen (12-18) Date: 6/9/2016 Start Time: 2:30 PM End Time: 4:00 PM Description: Ice Cream Party for kids and teens registering for the Summer Reading Program. Mayor Matt Surrency will dish up some Ice Cream donated by Publix Super Market and share some great books to start your summer reading adventures! Read more

  • Restorative Yoga: Summer Reading Hawthorne Library
    Thursday, June 9, 2016

    Restorative Yoga: Summer Reading Date: Thursdays 6/9; 6/16; 6/23; 6/30 Start Time: 6:00 PM End Time: 7:00 PM Description: Build muscle strength, flexibility and increase endurance! Find peace and serenity during meditation. Lynn King is a 200 hour Certified Yoga Instructor. Read more

  • Pre-Father's Day Arts & Crafts Show
    Saturday, June 11, 2016

    One Love Cafe 11 am-4 pm Free to public to attend Shop with local small businesses. Read more

  • Street Ministry
    Saturday, June 11, 2016

    A Street Ministry will be held June 11, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at Gardenia Gardens in the park. (1727 NE 8th Avenue, Gainesville, Florida) Read more

  • Gateway Christian Center Women's Conference
    Wednesday, June 15, 2016

    Gateway Christian Center Women of Unity, 5135 NW 21st Street, Gainesville, FL, will celebrate their Women's Conference June 15, 2016 through June 19, 2016, 10:00 a.m,, 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. For more information call (352) 379-3004 Pastor, Apostle Frank Clifton Read more

  • Magic Mike Hawthorne Library
    Wednesday, June 15, 2016

    Magic Mike Age Group(s): All Ages Date: 6/15/2016 Start Time: 3:30 PM End Time: 4:45 PM Description: Magic Mike will astonish kids of all ages with his amazing magic tricks and sleights of hand. His magic tricks are astounding, awe inspiring and full of slapstick comedy. Even parents will enjoy this popular Summer Reading program. Read more

  • Teen Yoga! Summer Reading Hawthorne Library
    Thursday, June 16, 2016

    Teen Yoga! Summer Reading Age Group(s): Teen (12-18) Date: 6/16/2016 Start Time: 2:00 PM End Time: 3:00 PM Description: Exercise your brain with yoga instructor Lynn King during the Summer Reading Program. Ages 10 - 18! Read more

  • Annual Juneteenth Breakfast
    Friday, June 17, 2016

    Please join the Board of Directors of the Cotton Club Museum & Cultural Center, Inc. for our annual Juneteenth Breakfast. This event commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. This year’s keynote speaker is Reverend Adrian S. Taylor, Pastor of the Springhill M. B. Church. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Cotton Club Museum & Cultural Center restoration project. For tickets, sponsorship or more information, please contact Dr. Karen Cole-Smith at 352-395-5767. Read more

  • Annual Juneteenth Breakfast
    Friday, June 17, 2016

    Please join the Board of Directors of the Cotton Club Museum & Cultural Center, Inc. for our annual Juneteenth Breakfast. This event commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. This year’s keynote speaker is Reverend Adrian S. Taylor, Pastor of the Springhill M. B. Church. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Cotton Club Museum & Cultural Center restoration project. For tickets, sponsorship or more information, please contact Dr. Karen Cole-Smith at 352-395-5767. Friday, June 17, 2016 7:45 AM Springhill M. B. Church Multi-purpose Room 120 SE Williston Road Gainesville, FL Donation: $20.00/person Read more

  • Saint Leo University Gainesville Center Career & Volunteer Fair
    Friday, June 17, 2016

    We are happy to announce that the Second Annual Career & Volunteer Fair will be Friday, June 17th, 2016! The Gainesville Center provides local agencies the opportunity to interact with local job seekers and Saint Leo University undergraduate students. This career fair is a great setting for companies to showcase employment and internship opportunities while promoting their business to local job seekers. Read more

  • Be Your Favorite Character Hawthorne Library
    Wednesday, June 22, 2016

    Be Your Favorite Character Age Group(s): All Ages Date: 6/22/2016 Start Time: 3:30 PM End Time: 4:45 PM Description: Enjoy your summer reading adventures and join Lynda Perry of Fabulous Faces Entertainment to have your face painted as your favorite character! Play board games, solve puzzles, or enjoy an activity sheet while you wait. Space is limited so this will be a ticketed event: first 25 get their faces painted. Read more

  • Let's Color! Summer Reading Hawthorne Library
    Thursday, June 23, 2016

    Let's Color! Summer Reading Date: 6/23/2016 Start Time: 2:00 PM End Time: 3:00 PM Description: Teens can join us in the teen space for some fun coloring at the library! Read more

  • It's VBS Time Again!
    Sunday, June 26, 2016

    Where: Oak Park Baptist Church, 4610 SW Archer Road. When: June 26-30, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Who: Children who are 4 years old through the completion of 6th grade What: Fun! Music, crafts, recreation, snacks, awesome bible stories How much: Free! Invite your friends! Oak Park Baptist Church 4610 SW Archer Road Gainesville, Florida 32608 (352) 372-2730 oakparkbaptistch@bellsouth.net Read more

  • Taste Test Smoothie: Summer Reading Hawthorne Library
    Wednesday, June 29, 2016

    Taste Test Smoothie: Summer Reading Age Group(s): Elementary (5-11 years), Teen (12-18) Date: 6/29/2016 Start Time: 3:30 PM End Time: 4:30 PM Description: Exercise your brain and explore new healthy taste treats: try Vegan! Read more

  • Welcome to the World of Coding Hawthorne Library
    Thursday, June 30, 2016

    Welcome to the World of Coding Date: 6/30/2016 Start Time: 2:30 PM End Time: 3:30 PM Description: Whether you’re an avid gamer looking for a new challenge or a novice to computers and programming, join us for an introduction to the world of programming and computer science. During Summer Reading, take this opportunity to be more than a consumer of new technology; become a creator. 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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