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  • Family Friendly Karaoke
    Friday, November 7, 2014

    Family Friendly Karaoke Nov 7th 7-10 pm Family Friendly Karaoke December 5th 7-10 pm Family Friendly Karaoke Jan 9th 7-10 pm Family Friendly Karaoke Feb 6th 7-10 pm Family Friendly Karaoke March 6th 7-10 pm Family Friendly Karaoke April 10th 7-10 pm Family Friendly Karaoke May 1st 7-10 pm Family Friendly Karaoke June 5th 7-10 pm Family Friendly Karaoke July 10th 7-10 pm Family Friendly Karaoke Aug 7th 7-10 pm Children's movie, Suduko, jig saw puzzles, & board games are also available at each event PUBLIC IS WELCOME!! Cost: Free (unless you choose to tip the KJ) First United Methodist Church 17121 SW 137th Lane, Archer, FL The general public is welcomed and encouraged to attend these free events whether they attend the host church, another church in the community or are un-churched. These events are planned with the community's benefit in mind. They are not intended to promote a specific, individual church but to offer A FREE family friendly event. For more information, please call Pastor Priscilla Scherrah, 352-495-4021 or myself. Thank you. Lois Lehning 352-443-0010 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

  • Dudley Farm Crochet animal bookmarks
    Wednesday, April 1, 2015

    April 01, 2015 Crochet animal bookmarks Wednesday, April 01, 2015 09:00am - 11:00am Learn to make cute crochet bookmarks. Great for kids and adults alike, these bookmarks will be happy to hold the page in your book! Visit Dudley Farm website for upcoming events 352-472-1142 - www.friendsofdudleyfarm.org Read more

  • McIntosh Tenth Annual Plant Sale and NEW Easter Basket Decorating Contest
    Saturday, April 4, 2015

    McIntosh Tenth Annual Plant Sale and NEW Easter Basket Decorating Contest Date: April 4, 2015 FirstName: Joyce LastName: Crawford Email: gj1924ok@outlook.com Phone: 352 214-6539 MoreInfo: The McIntosh Seedling Garden Club will hold the 10th Annual Plant Sale Saturday, April 4, 2015 beginning at 9:00 am at the McIntosh Civic Center - 5835 Ave G. New at the plant sale will be an Easter Basket Decorating Contest for three grade levels: Kindergarten, First and Second graders, Third through Fourth graders and Fifth through Sixth graders. Cash prizes will be awarded for first and second prizes in each age group. Bring your decorated baskets to the McIntosh Civic Center - 5835 Ave G no later than 10:00 am. Judging will begin at 12:00 and you must be present to win. Applications available at jbcgbc@hotmail.com Read more

  • Oak Park Baptist Church EGG HUNT & FUN GAMES
    Saturday, April 4, 2015

    Egg Hunt & Fun Games Saturday, April 4, 2015 9:30 am at Oak Park Baptist Church 4610 SW Archer Road Gainesville, Florida 32608 For Information 352-372-2730 oakparkbaptistch@bellsouth.net Everyone Welcome!!! www.oakparkbaptist.org Read more

  • First United Methodist Church Easter Egg Hunt and Celebration
    Saturday, April 4, 2015

    Event Name:First United Methodist Church Easter Egg Hunt and Celebration Event Date:April 4, 2015 Additional Info:First United Methodist Church will be hosting a Community Easter Egg Hunt on April 4 from 9-11am at Roper Park located on NE 2nd Street. This event is free and open to everyone. Read more

  • Fishing for Scholarships
    Friday, April 10, 2015

    Event Name: Fishing for Scholarships - All you can eat fish fry Event Date: April 10, 2015 First Name: Marti Last Name: Smith Email: 63MARTI@LIVE.COM More Info: An all you can eat fish fry by the Education Foundation of Gilchrist County to raise money for scholarships! Read more

  • Line Dancing with the Zetas
    Saturday, April 11, 2015

    EventName: Line Dancing with the Zetas EventDate: 4/11/15 FirstName: Sabrina LastName: Williams Email: sabrina.ellis05@yahoo.com Phone: 3522568218 MoreInfo: $5 fun is on the way! Come have some fun, burn some calories and learn the latest line dances, such as the Wobble and the ChaCha Slide with the ladies of Zeta Phi Beta! All proceeds will benefit the Zeta Phi Beta scholarship fund. Please wear comfy clothes and sneakers and bring a towel! Read more

  • American Legion Post 230 Breakfast & Hugh Yard Sale
    Saturday, April 11, 2015

    American Legion Post 230 & Ladies Auxiliary Unit 230, Hawthorne, Florida are sponsoring a Breakfast & Hugh Yard Sale on Saturday, April 11th 2015, at the Post Home @ 20370 SE Hawthorne Road, Hawthorne, Florida. Time: 7:30 - 11:am Breakfast will be: Egg, Grits, Bacon, Biscuits, Sausage Gravy, OJ & Coffee - Cost: $6.00 - Eat in or take our - PUBLIC WELCOME The LifeSouth Bloodmobile will be on site accepting donations for our local blood bank - all who donate will receive a FREE Breakfast Yard Sale spaces for rent @ $10.00 per space. Contact Wilda Carter @ 352-481-4483 to reserve a space. Read more

  • HUGE YARD SALE & FLEA MARKET
    Saturday, April 11, 2015

    HUGE YARD SALE & FLEA MARKET SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 2015 8:00 AM TO 2:00 PM 16'x16' Spaces available outside for $10 each space. Sign up now! SPONSORED BY: AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY UNIT 230 AMERICAN LEGION POST 230 20370 EAST HAWTHORNE ROAD (SR20) HAWTHORNE, FLORIDA 32640 THE AMERICAN LEGION WILL OFFER A FULL BREAKFAST THAT MORNING ALSO. (PRICE TO BE ANNOUNCED) FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 352 481-4483 Please see attached Flyer Read more

  • Dudley Farm ~ A special Kids "Partake of the Past"
    Saturday, April 11, 2015

    Dudley Farm ~ A special Kids event: "Partake of the Past". April 11th & 12th. 10:00am to 4:00pm Enjoy LIFE AS IT WAS as Girl Scouts portray 19th century farm girls cooking, cleaning, gardening, quilting, churning, washing, and playing. Participate and have fun while learning about history. Bring a picnic and stay the day. Admission: $5. per vehicle up to 8 occupants. 352-472-1142 www.friendsofdudleyfarm.org Read more

  • TJ Maxx presents: Jeans & Jewels
    Saturday, April 11, 2015

    EventName: Jeans & Jewels EventDate: April 11, 2015 FirstName: Andrea LastName: Gottry Email: andreagottry@anotherwayinc.net Phone: 386-719-2700 MoreInfo: TJ Maxx presents: Jeans & Jewels Come out and enjoy a fun filled evening of down home country cooking, live entertainment and a silent auction at the Otter Springs Lodge in Trenton, FL April 11, 2015 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm For more information or to purchase tickets call (386) 719-2700 or visit www.anotherwayinc.net Tickets are $75.00 and include meal, beverages and old tyme photo. All proceeds go to Another Way, Inc. Domestic Violence & Rape Crisis Center. Read more

  • Star Center Children's Theater Crystal Gala
    Sunday, April 12, 2015

    EventName: Star Center Children's Theater Crystal Gala Date: April 12, 2015 FirstName: Loren LastName: Smyth Email: smyth96@cox.net Phone: 3525198311 MoreInfo: I am writing on behalf of the Star Center Children’s Theatre. This organization is under the direction of Miss Rhonda Wilson (www.starcentertheatre.org). The theatre provides learning opportunity for youth in the area of fine arts to engage in activities for positive change. As members of the Parent Organization, we are supporting the Star Kidz and creating opportunities for them to perform and share their talents. Along with Miss Rhonda Wilson, we have begun a project to celebrate the theatre’s 15 years of service to the Alachua County communities. This will be an evening of celebration and a fundraising event for the theatre. The Star Center Theatre is a 501c3 organization and donations are tax deductible. If you are interested, or if you are able to assist in any way, please contact me at 352-519-8311 or smyth96@cox.net. Read more

  • Great Strides for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
    Saturday, April 18, 2015

    EventName: Great Strides for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation EventDate: April 18, 2015 FirstName: Amanda LastName: Denahan Email: adenahan@gmail.com Phone: 352-275-9099 MoreInfo: Please join in supporting research to cure Cystic Fibrosis, a life shortening and debilitating genetic disease. This disease causes the lungs, pancreas, and other vital organs to degrade over time. We need your help to raise money and walk to show support for the over 30,000 children and adults trying to live long lives. The 5k walk/run begins at 8AM on Saturday April 18th at Westside park. This event is organized by parents and teachers of local children with Cystic Fibrosis Please go to www.cff.org to register to walk or find a team to sponsor. Click on "Great Strides.". Read more

  • ViVA - African Safari
    Saturday, April 18, 2015

    EventName: ViVA - African Safari EventDate: 4/18/15 Info: Join us for Haven Hospice's 11th annual signature fundraising event with over 600 attendees! ViVA! will again be held at the beautiful Rembert Farms in Alachua, FL and will include fine cuisine from Blue Water Bay, auctions, live music and entertainment. This past year's safari theme was a huge success and we are looking forward to making our 2015 event even bigger - ViVA! 2015 will be heading back to Africa one more time! Attendees will be in for lively and wild surprises as activities will be centered around the African-safari theme. Proceeds benefit unreimbursed programs and services provided by Haven Hospice in Gainesville and the surrounding communities. For more information about this event, to become a sponsor, auction donor or to purchase a ticket, please contact Stephanie Brod at 352.271.4665 or email smbrod@havenhospice.org. Read more

  • FIRST ANNUAL GRAND OPENING Botanical Garden
    Saturday, April 18, 2015

    WE CORDIALLY INVITE YOU TO OUR FIRST ANNUAL GRAND OPENING We are a newly opened Botanical Garden, 21 years in the making! We would greatly appreciate your consideration to be a vendor at our Grand Opening and Spring Festival scheduled for April 18th and 19th 2015. . All are invited to attend with ½ price admission being offered (adults $6; children $3), while vendors will be available with arts and crafts, plants, garden décor, and many other items. There will be live music from noon-5 each day and food vendors in attendance for the entire event. About the Garden: The Gardens came about as one imaginative man’s dream to remake an abandoned 100 year old lime rock quarry develop into a 20 acre Eden of beauty and life. There are over 50 individual, unique gardens all hand built, ponds full of Koi fish, Blue Catfish, Bass, and many other species. The ponds are home for a pair of Mute Swans who are about to raise their first clutch of cygnets, plus many other of nature’s creatures. There are many resting places as one winds down into the garden. There are islands, picnic tables, bridges and pathways throughout the old quarry. Once in the garden, the idea of quarry disappears. The Orient influences surround a visitor and the waterfalls help refresh garden guests. Come join the staff and the garden’s creator in this wonderful celebration on April 18-19 from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. The address is: 4990 NE 180th Ave, Williston, FL 32696. For questions or directions please call: 352.529.0055 or 352.812.2279 Check out our web page: www.cedarlakeswoodsandgarden.com Contact people: Lori Wallace or Ray Webber We are currently open and we welcome any of our prospective vendors to tour as our guest and see what we are all about! Our mission is one of conservation and preservation of which our garden is the product of years of hard work, our love of nature, with Mute Swan and a variety of rescue animals to welcome and charm our guests. Please visit our website at www.cedarlakeswoodsandgarden.com to see what we are all about and we hope to hear from you soon! An Application to be a vendor is on this website as well for your review. Thank You for your time and consideration! Additional contact information: Lori Wallace 352-812-2279 Office: 352-529-0055 Read more

  • GOD SAID
    Saturday, April 18, 2015

    GOD SAID Date: April 18th 2015 6PM FirstName: Barry LastName: McLeod Email: barrymcleod55@gmail.com Phone: 352 371-2700 MoreInfo: GOD SAID, a Performing Arts Gospel Musical -- April 18th 6PM -- D.R. Williams Fellowship Hall -- 618 NW 6th Street, Gainesville, FL. For tickets call 352 371-2700 or visit www.barrysmcleod.com. With great singing and dance, GOD SAID tells a story of a road to redemption that leads to Calvary. Written, directed and produced by Barry S. McLeod. Read more

  • Annual Community Shred Event - Young Life Fundraiser
    Saturday, April 18, 2015

    EventName: Annual Community Shred Event - Young Life Fundraiser EventDate: 04/18/2015 FirstName: DeAnna LastName: Edwards Email: northcentralfloridagroup@thrivent.com MoreInfo: Don't dump it. Shred it and forget it! We invite you to BYOD! (Bring your own documents) Protect your identity by gathering your old financial documents and come shred them for free! A secure document shredding truck will be on sight to dispose of your documents safely. The North Central Florida Group of Thrivent Financial is proud to be Sponsoring this Spring Shred event along with these great sponsors supporting Young Life too!! Gator Dominos - Free Pizza Johnston Chiropractic- Massages and Alignments Bagel Bakery - Free Bagels Florida School of Massage Gator CPR – Cotton Candy The Hyppo- Free Popsicles Stop by and enjoy the fun and help us support Young Life of Gainesville at our Spring Shred Event. 100% of all personal donations go directly to Young Life. Located at the Buchholz High School parking lot at 5510 NW 27th Ave, Gainesville From 9am to Noon. Read more

  • Spring Garden Festival
    Saturday, April 18, 2015

    The United Methodist Women Group of Historic Spring Hill United Methodist Church will hold a Spring Garden Festival on Saturday, April 18 for 10:00 until 1:00. There will be a Plant Sale and Smoked Chicken lunch. All proceeds will benefit Mission Projects. Please call 352-318-8610 to reserve tickets for the lunch. Read more

  • Tom Muff Memorial Car Show
    Saturday, April 18, 2015

    EventName: Tom Muff Memorial Car Show EventDate: April 18th FirstName: DeAnn LastName: Holton Email: onefungator@aol.com Phone: 352-495-9544 MoreInfo: Location: Holy Family Catholic Church, 17353 NE Hwy 27 Alt., Williston, FL. Show will be from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Reg. 8:00 - 10:00 AM. $20 Registration Fee. Free Admission. Blessing of the cars at 11:00 AM. Awards at 2:30 PM. All makes and models are welcome! Net proceeds to the Holy Family Youth Group. Read more

  • Gainesville Rose Society's 42nd Annual Rose Show
    Saturday, April 18, 2015

    Event Name:Gainesville Rose Society's 42nd Annual Rose Show Event Date:April 18, 1-4 p.m. Additional Info: "The Internet of Roses," April 18 from 1 to 4 p.m., at Celebration United Methodist Church, 9501 SW Archer Rd., Gainesville. Free admission. See hundreds of specimen roses, many arrangements, and learn how easy it is to grow beautiful roses. Potted roses for sale! Visit us at gainesvillerosesociety.com. Information on how to enter rose shows at www.rose.org. Entries for exhibit will be accepted from 6:30am-10:00am Come see all types of prize winning roses on exhibit.. No admission fee Read more

  • Altrusa Trading Closets Fundraiser
    Friday, April 24, 2015

    Altrusa Trading Closets Fundraiser Date: April 24-25, 2015 FirstName: Kim LastName: Pace Email: kimmiepace@yahoo.com MoreInfo: Trading Closets 2015 will take place on April 24 and 25, 2015 at the Gainesville Woman's Club. This major fundraiser for Altrusa International of Gainesville welcomes all members of the community to enjoy this upscale resale event. So come to the Gainesville Woman's Club (2809 West University Avenue) on Friday, April 24, 6-8pm, and Saturday April 25, 8am-noon, to find some of the best deals on top quality items. By helping Altrusa, you help the community! Tickets for the Friday evening event are $50. The Saturday event has free admission. Call (352) 373-0350 for tickets. More information can be found on the Altrusa website: http://www.gainesville.altrusa.org/service/TradingClosets.aspx Read more

  • Celebrating 50 years of Environmental Consulting in Alachua County
    Friday, April 24, 2015

    Event Name:Celebrating 50 years of Environmental Consulting in Alachua County Event Date:Friday, April 24, 2015 from 4 pm to 7 pm First Name:Jennifer Last Name:Sagan Email:jennifer.sagan@amecfw.com Additional Info:Please join us to celebrate 50 years of environmental consulting in Alachua County - Food, Fun, Games & Giveaways! We started in 1965 as ESE (Environmental Science & Engineering) and are still going strong today under our new name: Amec Foster Wheeler! We are hosting the event at our office location at 404 SW 140th Terrace, Newberry, FL 32669 Read more

  • riends of the Library Spring Book Sal
    Saturday, April 25, 2015

    Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale is April 25 - April 29, 2015 Please notice that the sale times for Sun., Mon., Tues., and Wed. are different. Saturday, April 25..........9 - 6 Sunday, April 26............Noon - 6 Monday, April 27...........Noon - 6 Tuesday, April 28..........Noon - 6 Wednesday, April 29.....Noon - 6 Thank you, Sue Dudley, Publicity Chair Read more

  • Beauty's Haven Farm and Equine Rescue Help a Horse Day Open House
    Saturday, April 25, 2015

    EventName: Help a Horse Day Open House EventDate: April 25th 2015 FirstName: Elizabeth LastName: Fried Email: col@bhfer.org Phone: 3523392784 MoreInfo: On April 25th Beauty's Haven Farm and Equine Rescue will be having its annual event. We have chosen Daisy, a 5 year old miniature donkey, to be our “poster donkey” this year. Daisy came to us with large tumors around both of her eyes which are being treated. She has a huge love for life and such a positive attitude – she runs and plays despite her issues. Daisy has a wonderful and dedicated care team to help her overcome. There are many horses at Beauty’s Haven that are “overcomers” and you’ll get to meet some of them at the event! We are hoping that the information we share about equine cancer, and information provided by veterinarians that will be speaking, will raise awareness about equine cancer and help to save lives. Join us on our journey with Daisy to “kick cancer!” Read more

  • ..Hot Rodding for Heroes Car Show in Haile Village.
    Saturday, April 25, 2015

    ..Hot Rodding for Heroes Car Show is scheduled for April 25 in Haile Village. Please see attached flyers Read more

  • Dudley Farm Historic tour
    Saturday, April 25, 2015

    April 25, 2015 Historic Tour Saturday, April 25, 2015 10:00am Join us on a tour that will teach you about a way of life post Civil War to mid-1940’s. Discover an authentic working farm and learn about how this farm was operated by a Floridian family, the Dudleys. Follow a park staff or docent in period clothing as they talk about the homestead consisting of eighteen restored buildings, the farm animals, the gardens and the local history. Visit Dudley Farm website for upcoming events 352-472-1142 - www.friendsofdudleyfarm.org Read more

  • Dudley Farm Earth Day
    Saturday, April 25, 2015

    April 25, 2015 Earth Day Saturday, April 25, 2015 10:00am - 03:00pm Come celebrate our wondrous earth with hands-on activities and demonstrations for both adults and children. Visit Dudley Farm website for upcoming events 352-472-1142 - www.friendsofdudleyfarm.org Read more

  • Dudley Farm Historic State Park Celebrates EARTH DAY
    Saturday, April 25, 2015

    Dudley Farm Historic State Park Celebrates EARTH DAY Saturday, April 25th from 10am to 3pm. Join us in celebration of our wondrous earth with hands-on projects, earth friendly ideas, sustainable gardening, demonstrators and much more for both adults and children. Admission: $5. per vehicle up to 8 occupants. 352-472-1142 www.friendsofdudleyfarm.org Read more

  • The Gainesville Bromeliad Society(GBS)
    Sunday, April 26, 2015

    The Gainesville Bromeliad Society(GBS) hosts its third annual Bromeliana Workshop on Sunday, April 26th 2pm--4pm, in Steinmetz Hall, UF Entomology Bldg, 1881 Natural Area Dr., Lectures about "No Soil Potting" and "The Inside Scoop"; tips on how to care for your bromeliads, landscaping ideas as well as plants for sale by GBS members. Door prizes and refreshments served. Free and open to the public. www.gainesvillebromeliadsociety.org or call (352) 682-7377 Read more

  • FAMILY FRIENDLY KARAOKE
    Friday, May 1, 2015

    The general public is welcomed and encouraged to attend these free events whether they attend the host church, another church in the community or are un-churched. These events are planned with the community's benefit in mind. They are not intended to promote a specific, individual church but to offer family friendly events (free) to help our local families. DUE TO A SCHEDULING CONFLICT, THERE WILL NOT BE ANY FAMILY FRIENDLY KARAOKE IN APRIL; NEXT EVENT DATE IS MAY 1, 2015 (7 P.M.-10 P.M.) For more information, please call Pastor Priscilla Scherrah, 352-495-4021 or myself. Thank you. Lois 352-443-0010 Read more

  • Tree City Quilter's Guild Quilt Show 2015
    Saturday, May 2, 2015

    Event Name:Tree City Quilter's Guild Quilt Show 2015 Event Date:Saturday May 2, 2015 & Sunday May 3, 2015 Additional Info:I am the TCQG Publicity Chairman, and would like to have our Quilt Show Advertised on the local TV. It will be held at the Best Western Plus Gateway Grand Motel off I-75 Exit 389 - off 39th -4200 NW 97th Boulevard Gainesville, Florida 32606 877.464.2378 Here is the link to our FB page Event notice: https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/1451107238498323/ Read more

  • 2nd Annual Silent Auction to benefit Hospice of Marion County
    Saturday, May 2, 2015

    Love Ocala is proud to announce our second annual silent auction to benefit our community! May 2nd, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm This is a great opportunity to give back to Ocala / Marion County and promote your business at the same time. Donations of $100.00 or more will receive FREE advertising on www.loveocala.com for three months ($330.00 value), vendor table ($40.00) at the event while space is available, advertising on the promotional flyers that are distributed throughout the county, and advertising in our slide show that will run throughout the event. http://www.loveocala.com/2015-silent-auction-sponsors-needed/ https://www.facebook.com/events/414495498714080 Read more

  • 34th Annual Mother's Day Cultural Arts Festival
    Saturday, May 9, 2015

    Archer Cultural Progressive Organization Post Office Box 43 * Archer, Florida 32618 Greetings, Church Family, Non-Profit Organizations and Community Members Archer Cultural Progressive Organization would like to invite you to participate in making our 34th Annual Mother’s Day Weekend Cultural Arts Festival a success. We will be hosting a Cultural Arts Festival on Saturday May 9, 2015 in Archer Florida from 12 Noon to 8 PM at 17100 SW Archer Rd. (Maddox Field in Holly Hills) Our organization will be planning a day of fun for all families to enjoy which will include motivational speakers, college representatives, career source representatives, non-profit organizations, and financial institutions. There will also be live entertainment such as softball & kickball tournament, car & bike show, horse clubs, talent show and food vendors. We are seeking non-profits and institutions to come out and participant in this annual celebration to help make it a success. The purpose of this event is to enrich the community of Archer by networking with other organizations as we assist in empowering families in rural and urban communities to strive for successful futures by educating and informing them on how to obtain prosperity. If you or your organization would like to participate or donate please contact the following to inquire. Patricia Wiggins President (352) 225-7034 (Non-profit organizations) Kathy Penny Vice President (352) 317-0863 (Booth set-up) Tamika Hicks Secretary (352) 258-4908 (Entertainment) Satori Days Treasurer (352) 317-1371 (Donations) Thanks in advance, ACPO Committee Read more

  • VA to Host Annual Research Day Event
    Friday, May 15, 2015

    VA to Host Annual Research Day Event GAINESVILLE, FL— An inspirational Research Day is planned at the Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center on May 15, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the auditorium located at 1601 SW Archer Road, Gainesville, FL. The event is free and open to the public. Research Day is part of a nationwide observance of National VA Research Week. This year’s theme “VA Research: 90 Years of Excellence!” celebrates the 90-year history of outstanding VA Research accomplishments, which have greatly improved Veterans’ lives and advanced medical care. The event at Malcom Randall VA Medical Center will showcase VA research in progress and includes collaborations with the University of Florida and how their research efforts are impacting the treatment and prevention of disease and disability. The VA Research speakers this year are Anastasia A. Bohsali, PhD; Stephen E. Nadeau, MD; Nihal Tumer, PhD and David Winchester, MD. They will share medical advances on the neural basis of language and treatment of language impairment after stroke, traumatic brain injury, and nuclear stress testing. The University of Florida guest speaker will be David R. Borchelt, PhD, Director, SantaFe Health Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center Investigator, McKnight Brain Institute and Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease. The “Meet and Greet” portion of the event begins at 8:30 a.m. The program will begin at 9:00 a.m. and includes a special musical tribute to our Veterans by The Gainesville Barbergators Barbershop Quartet and an Interactive Research Poster Exhibit showcase of 10 VA researchers and their studies. Visit http://www.northflorida.va.gov/NORTHFLORIDA/research/index.asp for Research Day speaker information, agendas and parking information. Read more

  • Dudley Farm Historic Tour
    Saturday, May 23, 2015

    May 23, 2015 Historic Tour Saturday, May 23, 2015 10:00am Join us on a tour that will teach you about a way of life post Civil War to mid-1940’s. Discover an authentic working farm and learn about how this farm was operated by a Floridian family, the Dudleys. Follow a park staff or docent in period clothing as they talk about the homestead consisting of eighteen restored buildings, the farm animals, the gardens and the local history. Visit Dudley Farm website for upcoming events 352-472-1142 - www.friendsofdudleyfarm.org Read more

  • 10 CAN RIVER SURVIVAL RACE/ HERO FEST 15
    Friday, June 12, 2015

    celebrate those who bravely endure hazardous elements on our behalf To Honor, Revive, and Grow See how you can be the difference http://www.warriorinstitute.org/ Please see attached flyers Read more

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