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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

  • 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 July 2nd through July 31st
    Monday, July 2, 2018

    Movie Matinee: Family Cartoons Mondays, July 2,9, 16, 23, 30 3:30pm to 5:30pm Stay cool this summer and join us for cartoon fun for the whole family each Monday, June 11th through August 6th at 3:30pm Make A Volcano Tuesday, July 3rd 3:30pm to 4:45pm We'll create a bubbling, flowing, erupting mountain of fun! Come dressed for a mess and ready for fun! Ages 5 to 11 Storytime Thursdays, July 5,12,19,26 10:30am to 11:15am Interactive storytime with literature-based fingerplays, art, music and puppetry for people identifying with age 5 and under Bookish Sort Book Club Thursday, July 5th 5:30pm to 6:45pm Join the Hawthorne Book Club for fun, food and lively discussions! All adults are welcome! Even if you haven't read this month's selection, join us to see if the book is to your liking! We'll be discussing The Sellout by Paul Beatty. Summer at the Library - IFAS: Healthy Choices Tuesday, July 10th 3:30pm to 4:30pm Learn how to treat your body right and live your healthiest life with UF's Institute for Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS). Adults and Teens Rock Painting Party Thursday, July 12th 3:30pm to 4:45pm We'll be painting rocks to share! Join Hawthorne Rocks! Facebook group and take photos of the rocks you paint and hide them for others to enjoy. Find a painted rock: take a picture, upload to Hawthorne Rocks! and re-hide to continue the fun! All Ages Yoga Stretch Thursdays, July 12, 19, 26 5:55pm to 6:55pm Gently tweak and twist those stuck and sore places--You'll feel better! Adults UF HealthStreet Tuesday, July 17th 11:30am to 1:30pm UF HealthStreet is a community engagement program connecting community members to health resource services and opportunities to participate in health research studies. Archaeology Rocks! Tuesday, July 17th 3:30pm to 4:45pm Discover how people of the past used stone tool technology to shape the world around them with the folks from the Florida Public Archaeology network and their interactive presentations and activities. Ages 5-11 and Teens FOODIEspace - Cooking from your Garden Friday, July 20th 3:00pm to 4:00pm Join us as folks from UF's Institute for Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS)demonstrate how easy it is to plant your own garden and cook from it as well! In July, we'll be learning more about the sugar content of foods and make some delicious smoothies! Aromatherapy Workshop with Gilda Saturday, July 21st 2:00pm to 3:15pm Learn about how essential oils are made, discover their therapeutic properties, and become knowledgeable about how to use them safely. During this fun and relaxing workshop, you will make your own aromatherapy product to take home. Adults, Teens Just Beelieve Tuesday, July 24th 3:30pm to 4:45pm Learn about the honey bee and the inner workings of the colony. Then look at live bees in an observation hive and see and touch the equipment used in backyard beekeeping. Ages 5-11 SHINE Counseling Thursday, July 26th 12:00pm to 2:00pm The Florida Department of Elder Affairs offers counseling that is unbiased, confidential and no cost, by trained SHINE Volunteer counselors. Come 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 printout 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 Care Helpline for alternate sites or times to request an appointment: 1-800-963-5337, or walk-ins are welcome on the 4th Thursday of each month at the Hawthorne Branch Library, 6640 SE 221st Street, Hawthorne, Florida, 12:00 to 2:00pm Summer at the Library - Teen Movie Matinee Thursday, July 26th 2:30pm to 4:30pm Join us at the Hawthorne Library for the Teen Movie Matinee! This month we'll be showing A Wrinkle in Time. Wildlife at Payne's Prairie Tuesday, July 31st 3:30pm to 4:45pm Discover who lives on the Prairie and enjoy talking with a Ranger about this local habitat. Read more

  • Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
    Friday, July 20, 2018

    Join us for our Second Annual Spaghetti Dinner to raise funds to support The Hawthorne Area Resource Center (HARC) July 20, 2018, 5-7 PM First United Methodist Church Annex 6680 SE 219th Terrace, Hawthorne, FL 32640 Dine in or Take out We are asking for a donation of $9.00 per dinner There will be a 50-50 drawing and drawings for other prizes The meal will be Spaghetti, Salad, Garlic Bread, cake and a drink So come out and Support the Hawthorne Area Resource Center (HARC) Help us continue to support our community members that are in need Tickets are available in advance for purchase by calling 352-450-5421 or stop by The Hawthorne Area Resource Center 21923 SE 67th Place, Hawthorne, FL 32640 Read more

  • Community Fun Day/Orange Lake Ball Park
    Saturday, July 21, 2018

    CHURCHES IN THE NORTH-END OF MARION COUNTY AREA ARE SPONSORING A COMMUNITY FUN DAY ON JULY 21, 2018 FROM 11 am-p.m. AT ORANGE LAKE BALL PARK 5920 NW 185 STREET, REDDICK FLORIDA 32686. THE Fun Day EVENT IS OPEN TO FAMILIES, FRIENDS, CHILDREN, AND EVERYONE IN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY TO COME OUT AND ENJOY FREE FOOD, MUSIC, GAMES, HORSE AND PONY RIDES, AND ACTIVITIES that include A BOUNCE HOUSE WITH SLIDE FOR THE CHILDREN, FACE PAINTING, KARATE FOR CHRIST AND DOOR PRIZES. THERE WILL ALSO BE A MOBILE HEALTH UNIT (Health Department) ON SITE, MARION COUNTY WIC (Nutritional Counseling and Supplemental foods for pregnant, post partum, and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to 5 years old); United Way of Marion County, Marion County Public Library, EARLY LEARNING COALITION AND MANY OTHER LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS TO PROVIDE INFORMATION TO ANYONE WHO MAY BE IN NEED OF SOCIAL SERVICES. Marion County Fire Station #9 will have their fire truck on site for tour. Come out and have a fun filled day! 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

  • Back 2 School Block Party
    Saturday, July 28, 2018

    Location: The Merrillwood Annex Free schools supplies Kids Activities Police Vehicle Tours Food, Drinks, & More! Hosted by Chief Chad Scott & the Alachua Police Dept. If you would like to donate school supplies, food or other items to help with this great event, you may drop them off before the event at the Chamber office any day Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or on 3rd Thursday (July 19th) from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and they will be delivered to the appropriate designation. Thank you for your continued support of the Alachua Community. Read more

  • Habitat: Building and Transforming
    Thursday, August 23, 2018

    Habitat: Building and Transforming Sweetwater Branch Inn 625 E University Ave, Gainesvillle 5:30 – 7:30 pm beer, wine and signature cocktails with hors d’oeuvres THURSDAY August 23, 2018 Come and share all our news about the exciting new events happening at Alachua Habitat for Humanity in the next year. We will have our teams there ready to share the news and explain how you can get involved and be part of the fun. $50 pp 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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