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Our Community Events

  • 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 - 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

  • UF MEDICAL GUILD REQUEST FOR GRANT PROPOSALS 2018
    Tuesday, May 1, 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

  • Friday Family Friendly Karaoke
    Friday, June 1, 2018

    Info on Family Friendly Karaoke for June 1 / 7-10 pm Newberry United Methodist Church See details below Please note: NO KARAOKE IN JULY Come join us for Friday Family Friendly Karaoke Featuring KJ "Cowboy Mike" Powers Mark your calendars. 6/1/2018 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. No Karaoke in July 8/3/2018 9/7/2018 10/4/2018 11/2/2018 12/07/2018 In the fellowship Hall on the 1st Friday of each Month at the Newberry United Methodist Church P.O. Box 475 24845 West Newberry Road Newberry, FL 32669 352-472-4005 Cost: Please tip the Karaoke Disk Jockey All ages invited: No church affiliation needed No time for supper?? We will have food, coffee and snacks for you! or Bring your Own Snacks or Non-Alcoholic Beverages to Share! 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

  • Hawthorne Library events 06-18-18 to 06-24-18
    Monday, June 18, 2018

    Movie Matinee Family Cartoons Monday, June 18 3:30pm - 5:30pm Hawthorne Branch Meeting Room Stay cool this summer and join us for cartoon fun each Monday. We’ll be showing The Emoji Movie Engineering for Kids Tuesday, June 19 3:30pm - 4:30pm Hawthorne Branch Meeting Room Engineering for Kids creates the lightbulb moments by helping kids build problem solving skills, discover how things work, explore Engineering in a fun environment, and engage in real world engineering problems. Discover MycroSchool Get your High School Diploma at your own pace Wednesday, June 20 2:00pm - 4:00pm Hawthorne Branch Main Room Providing FREE self-paced learning with flexible schedules, YOU can get your High School Diploma or participate in the over-aged 8th grader program! FREE Magnet Bus Transportation provided to site. Meet at Hawthorn Library to discover more about programs, sign-up, and job prep assistance for graduates from this accredited, NO COST Charter High School for ages 16 to 24. Storytime Thursday, June 21 10:30am - 11:15am Hawthorne Branch Meeting Room Interactive storytime with literature-based fingerplays, art, music and puppetry for people identifying with age 5 and under and their caretakers Google Doodle Thursday, June 21 3:30pm - 5:00pm Hawthorne Branch Meeting Room Be a designer and programmer – bring the Google logo to life using code. For ages 9 and up (4th grade and up). Join us to explore your creativity with coding: design your own google logo, share it online and have fun. Bring your own laptop/tablet (MUST be compatible with FLASH software) or use one of ours. Yoga Stretch Thursday, June 21 5:55pm - 6:55pm Hawthorne Branch Meeting Room 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. Summer at the Library - Teen Movie Matinee Friday, June 22 2:30pm - 4:30pm Hawthorne Branch Meeting Room Join us at the Hawthorne Library for our summer teen movie matinee! This month, we'll feature Black Panther. Tools to Quit Tobacco Saturday, June 23 2:00pm - 4:00pm Hawthorne Branch Meeting Room Interested in ways to stop using tobacco? Let us provide some FREE assistance. Please call 866-341-2730 to reserve your spot today! This program developed by ex-smokers will provide you with valuable tools that you need to quit tobacco. These tool include: Talking about what triggers you to smoke, dip, or chew. Specific ways to deal with withdrawal symptoms. Creating a quit plan that works for you. Up to four FREE weeks of nicotine patches, gum, or lozenges. Pre-Registration is required. Please call 866-341-2730 to reserve your spot today! Presented by the Tobacco Free Florida AHEC Cessation Program and Suwannee River Area Health Education Center. Read more

  • Alpha Iota Chapter of Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Presents Marti Gras Gainesville
    Saturday, June 23, 2018

    The Alpha Iota Chapter of Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. presents Marti Gras Gainesville Senior Recreation Center, 5701 NW 34th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32653 June 23, 2018 8:00 p.m. - Midnight Tickets ~ $35 Door Prizes will be available Read more

  • Cokesbury's Rolling River Rampage
    Monday, June 25, 2018

    Experience the Ride of a Lifetime with God! Where? First United Methodist Church When? June 25-29, 2018 What time? 9:00am until Noon, Monday - Friday For more information, call/contact Elizabeth Townsend (352) 481-3635 or visit our website at hawthorneumc.weebly.com Read more

  • Junque to Jewels
    Friday, June 29, 2018

    Junque to Jewels Date:6/29/18 and 7/1/18 Caroline Birdrow Email:caroline@bnaigainesville.com Phone:352-376-1508 ext. 108 Additional Info:Congregation Bnai Israels 6th Biennial rummage sale is right around the corner! We'll be selling a wide variety of second-hand items such as books, art, linens, toys, and housewares. You will not want to miss this opportunity to find unique additions to your home! Please join us on Friday, June 29 and Sunday, July 1 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.. The sale will be held at B'nai Israel (3830 NW 16th Blvd.). If you have any questions, please contact Caroline at 352-376-1508 ext. 108 or at caroline@bnaigainesville.com. Read more

  • BACK TO WORK 50+ free workshops
    Friday, June 29, 2018

    Are you looking for work? Start the next step of your job search with BACK TO WORK 50+ at Santa Fe College. Our team can help you learn about smart strategies for job searching after age 50. This workshop provides an overview of how to target your job search, create personal marketing tools to impress employers, conquer the job application and interview process, how to network and more. You will also get an AARP Foundation free job search guide. Call toll free (855)850-2525 to register, or just show up to attend our 7 Smart Strategies for 50+ Jobseekers Workshop. 7 Smart Strategies for 50+ Jobseekers Workshops June 29, 2018: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Santa Fe College, Northwest Campus, Building I, Room 49 Read more

  • Shimmy For Charity
    Saturday, June 30, 2018

    Shimmy For Charity Date: 6/30/2018 First Name: Jacqueline Last Name: Valdez Email: jvtigerito08@gmail.com Additional Info: Come out and support the Elegant Ladies of Elegant Body Pilates under “The Pole Ballerina” Jacqueline Valdez Additional talent in the community of Gainesville will be participating ! Pole dancing , burlesque , singing and more ! A part of the Proceeds will benefit the animal shelter! Tickets - Purchase in advance and save ! Only $10.00 $13.00 at the door Doors open at 4pm Showtime 5pm Location: High Dive 210 SW 2nd avenue STE A, Gainesville, FL Ticket sales: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1708034?utm_medium=bks Read more

  • 4th Annual Caribbean Legacy Awards Gala
    Saturday, June 30, 2018

    Location JW Reitz Union, Rion Ballroom, University of Florida 686 Museum Road, Gainesville, FL The fourth (4th) annual Caribbean Legacy Award Gala, hosted by Educational Access Institute, Inc.; will take place on Saturday, June 30th, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the University of Florida, JW Reitz Union Rion Ballroom. The gala is an excellent opportunity to gather together for an evening of live entertainment, live auctions, food, and fun. This year's event celebrates our fifth anniversary and recognizes members of the Caribbean community who work daily to empower and enrich the lives of youth in their community and beyond. Proceeds from the event support EAI’s scholarship efforts for low-income youth in the Caribbean. WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO JOIN US FOR THIS EVENT. SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE. For more information, contact Dr. Diane Archer-Banks at archerbanks.educationalaccess@gmail.com FAQs- How can I contact the organizer with any questions? For more information contact EAI at info.educationalaccess@gmail.com Saturday, June 30, 2018; 6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Read more

  • “One Nation Under God”
    Sunday, July 1, 2018

    “One Nation Under God” July 1 at 5:30 p.m. featuring a Community Choir & Live Orchestra Presenting many patriotic favorites Northwest Baptist Church 5514 NW 23rd Ave. Gainesville, FL 32606 (right in front of Buchholz High School) A cookout meal will follow, and tickets for the meal Are $7 per adult, $5 per child age 3-12. Children under 3 eat free. Call church office for meal tickets at 352-377-5076 Read more

  • Jazzy Sunday
    Sunday, July 1, 2018

    Live Music by GMJ Band. Event time 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Star Center Theatre, 11 NE 23rd Avenue. Admission $20 in advance and $25.00 at the door with drinks and light refreshments. Tickets can be purchased on www.eventbrite.com Read more

  • BACK TO WORK 50+ at Santa Fe College
    Monday, July 2, 2018

    Are you looking for work? Start the next step of your job search with BACK TO WORK 50+ at Santa Fe College. Our team can help you learn about smart strategies for job searching after age 50. This workshop provides an overview of how to target your job search, create personal marketing tools to impress employers, conquer the job application and interview process, how to network and more. You will also get an AARP Foundation free job search guide. Call toll free (855)850-2525 to register, or just show up to attend our 7 Smart Strategies for 50+ Jobseekers Workshop. 7 Smart Strategies for 50+ Jobseekers Workshops July 2, 2018: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Alachua County Library Headquarters, 401 E. University Ave, Gainesville, Meeting Room B Read more

  • BACK TO WORK 50+ at Santa Fe College
    Tuesday, July 3, 2018

    Are you looking for work? Start the next step of your job search with BACK TO WORK 50+ at Santa Fe College. Our team can help you learn about smart strategies for job searching after age 50. This workshop provides an overview of how to target your job search, create personal marketing tools to impress employers, conquer the job application and interview process, how to network and more. You will also get an AARP Foundation free job search guide. Call toll free (855)850-2525 to register, or just show up to attend our 7 Smart Strategies for 50+ Jobseekers Workshop. 7 Smart Strategies for 50+ Jobseekers Workshops July 3, 2018: 10 a.m. - Noon. Santa Fe College, Downtown Campus at the CIED Center, 530 W. University Ave, Gainesville Read more

  • Town of Micanopy Happy 4th of July Celebration
    Wednesday, July 4, 2018

    Town of Micanopy - Happy 4th of July! Wednesday, July 4th Celebration Parade at 11:00am - Participants Welcome! Parade Theme: Red, White & Blue Parade Details: Participants should line up along SE Tuscawilla Road at 10:00am. Parade starts at the corner of SE Tuscawilla Road and Cholokka Blvd. and heads north on Cholokka Blvd. to Early Avenue, turning west and ending at Division. ALL PARADE PARTICIPANTS SHOULD LINE UP ON SE TUSCAWILLA ROAD Ballpark Fun-702 W Eastaulkee (3rd) Avenue Music ***Food***Fun***Free Bounce House Castle for the Kids-5:30-8:30pm Concessions will be available. Bring a blanket, chairs, and bug repellent. Fireworks start at dusk!!! 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

  • Red White & Blue Jean BBQ
    Saturday, July 14, 2018

    We are holding this event to raise $$ to continue to send out care packages every month to our Heroes fighting for our freedom in the War zones. July 14, 2018 5:30 pm til 10 pm. Ronna Jackson c/o Military Support Group of Alachua County ruagsjackson@hotmail.com 3528717035 Read more

  • VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS)
    Sunday, July 22, 2018

    FOREST GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH, ALACHUA, FL INVITES EVERYONE TO VBS. FUN, FOOD AND BIBLE STUDIES. CHILDREN (4YRS OLD AND UP), YOUTH AND ADULTS. Sunday, July 22nd - Friday, July 27th, 2018 CALL: 386-462-3921 WEBSITE: forestgrove@windstream.net Read more

  • Race for the Ages 5K
    Wednesday, September 12, 2018

    Fundraiser to benefit seniors and persons with disabilities served by Elder Options. For more details or to sign up please visit: https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/Gainesville/RacefortheAges https://agingresources.org/race-for-the-ages-5k-fundraiser/ September 12, 2018 Kathy Dorminey dormineyk@agingresources.org 352-692-5214 Read more

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