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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

  • Suwannee Fireworks
    Saturday, July 4, 2015

    Suwannee Fireworks Event Date:July 4th First Name:Chris Last Name:Parr Email:Chrisparr8776@yahoo.com Additional Info:Suwannee, Dixie County. Vendors. Golf cart parade. Fireworks at dark. Lot of fun!!! Read more

  • Monday Teen Scrabble Club
    Monday, July 6, 2015

    Monday Teen Scrabble Club Age Group(s): Teen (12-18) Date: Mondays 7/6; 7/13; 7/20; 7/27 Start Time: 2:45 PM End Time: 3:45 PM Description: Teens meet every Monday afternoon to play Scrabble with their peers. Read more

  • Wii Gaming for All Ages
    Monday, July 6, 2015

    Wii Gaming for All Ages Age Group(s): All Ages Date: Mondays 7/6; 7/13; 7/20; 7/27 Start Time: 4:00 PM End Time: 5:00 PM Description: Wii Gaming for all ages at the Hawthorne Library. Read more

  • Tuesday Family Movie
    Tuesday, July 7, 2015

    Tuesday Family Movie Age Group(s): All Ages Date: Tuesdays:7/7; 7/14; 7/21; 7/28 Start Time: 3:00 PM End Time: 5:00 PM Description: All ages can come to the Hawthorne Branch to watch a family movie every Tuesday afternoon. Read more

  • Superhero Face Painting
    Wednesday, July 8, 2015

    Superhero Face Painting Age Group(s): All Ages Date: 7/8/2015 Start Time: 3:00 PM End Time: 4:30 PM Description: Enjoy a superhero tale and then have your face painted as a superhero! Lynda Perry from Fabulous Faces Entertainment will have you enjoying your creative side - seel Lynda's website: https://www.facebook.com/fabulousfacesentertainment Read more

  • Florida Gateway College Presents: FOOTLOOSE THE MUSICAL
    Thursday, July 9, 2015

    Florida Gateway College Presents: FOOTLOOSE THE MUSICAL Event Date:July 9, 10th, and 11th at 7pm , and July 11 a 1 pm matinee. First Name:Crystal Last Name:Janasiewicz Email: Crystal.janasiewicz@fgc.edu Additional Info:Located at the Levy Performing Arts Center at Florida Gateway College in Lake City. Admission: adults $9, Senior adults, students and FGC staff $7, children 12 and under $5. Tickets will go on sale 1 hour before curtain . Please come out an enjoy a great performance. Read more

  • Hawthorne Book Club Book Discussion/Author Event
    Thursday, July 9, 2015

    Hawthorne Book Club Event Type: Book Discussion/Author Event Age Group(s): Adult (19 and up), Seniors Date: 7/9/2015 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 www.aclib.us/Hawthorne Read more

  • Family Friendly Karaoke tonight
    Friday, July 10, 2015

    Come, join us for Family Friendly Karaoke tonight featuring COWBOY MIKE POWERS as our KJ in the fellowship hall of the FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 17121 SW 137TH LANE ARCHER, FL 32618 7 p - 10 p Bring a snack to share and enjoy supper with us Mark your calendars for the next dates too! July 10 August 7 Sept 4 Oct 2 Nov 6 Dec 4 All are welcomed and encouraged to attend; This is a fun community event and not intended to support one organziation over another. Children's movie is also available if you children decide not to sing. If you sing, come join us. We always welcome new singers If you don't sing, come listen! It is always much more fun to sing to an audience!!!! 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

  • Teen Battle of the Books Meeting
    Friday, July 10, 2015

    Teen Battle of the Books Meeting Age Group(s): Teen (12-18) Date: Fridays 7/10; 7/17; 7/24 Start Time: 2:00 PM End Time: 2:40 PM Description: Teens meet to discuss books for Battle of the Books Competition. And Practice answering questions for the competition... Read more

  • Elks990 Annual Glen Springs Clean-Up
    Saturday, July 11, 2015

    Elks990 Annual Glen Springs Clean-Up Event Date:July 11, 2015 - 7:00 AM - 3:00PM First Name:Louise Last Name:Grimm Email:elks990springclean@gmail.com Phone:352-373-9990 Additional Info:Volunteers are needed to assist with the annual Glen Springs clean-up. Please bring rakes, shovels, weed eaters, etc. with you if you can. All volunteers will get a hotdog lunch and one free raffle ticket for a chance to win a day trip cruise down the St. Johns River to Silver Glen Springs. Read more

  • Jongleur Jugglers
    Wednesday, July 15, 2015

    Jongleur Jugglers Age Group(s): All Ages Date: 7/15/2015 Start Time: 4:00 PM End Time: 4:45 PM Description: These guys juggle balls, clubs, rings, and kids. Well they don’t actually juggle kids, but they do get a lot of kids involved in the show, come join the fun! Read more

  • Live Long. A Healthy Lifestyle Event
    Thursday, July 16, 2015

    EventName: Get Srong. Live Long. A Healthy Lifestyle Event EventDate: July 16, 17 and 18 from 11-5 FirstName: Carol LastName: Ames tFormEmail: carol@sunflowerhealthfoods.com Phone: 352-372-7482 MoreInfo: Sunflower Health Foods in Gainesville and Lake City are hosting A Healthy Lifestyle Event. There will be product demos, organic and gluten free foods, sports nutrition and protein, natural bath, body and beauty and gift basket drawings. Read more

  • Bugs Around the World for Teens/UF Bug Farm
    Thursday, July 16, 2015

    Bugs Around the World for Teens/UF Bug Farm Age Group(s): Teen (12-18) Date: 7/16/2015 Start Time: 2:00 PM End Time: 4:00 PM Description: Meet and interact with a tarantula from Chile, a scorpion from Asia, a millipede from Africa, and roaches from Madagascar, among other native arthropods. UF's Entomology and Nematology department will give a presentation on insect and arthropod defenses, life history strategies, and morphology. Learn the amazing ways that insects utilize camouflage, bright warning colors, fighting, and hunting skills. We will talk about how insects can use dishonest signals to trick others, similar to wearing a mask. Read more

  • Red, White & More Red! Gainesville Woman’s Club Benefit
    Thursday, July 16, 2015

    Red, White & More Red! Gainesville Woman’s Club Benefit The Gainesville Woman's Club is hosting the fifth annual "Red, White & More Red!" wine tasting benefit with proceeds going to the Peaceful Paths and other club projects. There will be hors d’oeuvres, desserts, door prizes and live piano music. Date: July 16, 2015 Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Where: Gainesville Woman's Club 2809 West University Avenue Cost: $25.00 For reservations call: (352) 376-3901 by Monday July 13th. Email: gwcwomansclub@att.net Read more

  • AMERICAN LEGION 230 POST SPAGHETTI DINNER FUNDRAISER
    Friday, July 17, 2015

    SPAGHETTI DINNER FUNDRAISER- JULY 17TH, 2015 - 4PM 'TIL 7PM - AMERICAN LEGION 230 POST HOME ON HWY. 20 (HAWTHORNE ROAD) - SPAGHETTI, SAUCES, GARLIC KNOT BREAD, SALAD & DRESSINGS, DESSERT, BEVERAGE - DONATION - $7,OO - TAKE OUTS AVAILABLE COME FOR GOOD FOOD, INTERESTING CONVERSATION AND TO SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL VETERANS. Read more

  • S.H.I.N.E. On Medicare
    Thursday, July 23, 2015

    S.H.I.N.E. On Medicare Age Group(s): Seniors Date: 7/23/2015 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 David Porter for individual sessions designed to help those eligible for Medicare understand their choices and options. The discussion will consist of definitions, costs, options and all questions answered. 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. Read more

  • Masks Around the World
    Friday, July 24, 2015

    Masks Around the World Age Group(s): Teen (12-18) Date: 7/24/2015 Start Time: 3:00 PM End Time: 5:00 PM Description: Linda Tiffany will introduce us to the way different cultures around the world use masks. Masks from Africa, and Mauritius as well as others will be there for the teens to see and touch. Then they will have the opportunity to create their own mask to take home. Read more

  • An Elegant Evening of Songs
    Saturday, July 25, 2015

    Event Name:An Elegant Evening of Songs Event Date:July 25 2015 Additional Info:An Elegant Evening of Songs Saturday, July 25th 7:30 pm Historic Kanapaha Presbyterian Church 6221 SW 75th Terrace, Gainesville Emerging local artist, Erica Williams, is set to perform a concert of classical vocal art. Experience a harmonious evening of classical songs and arias composed by Handel, Strauss, Gershwin, and more! Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Cash/check. Advance tickets available Monday – Thursday, 9 am to 1 pm at church office. Call 352-378-9080 for more information www.kanapaha.net or www.facebook.com.KanapahaPresbyterianChurch Read more

  • Tools to Quit Tobacco
    Saturday, July 25, 2015

    Tools to Quit Tobacco Age Group(s): Adult (19 and up), Seniors Date: 7/25/2015 Start Time: 2:00 PM End Time: 4:00 PM Description: Tobacco Cessation: Do you smoke? Do you dip? Do you want to quit? IQuit with AHEC in partnership with Tobacco Free Florida is a free program created by ex-smokers and led by trained facilitators who will guide you through the quitting process. Suwannee River AHEC is holding FREE onetime two hour classes at the Hawthorne Branch Library. These programs cover all forms of tobacco from cigarettes, cigars, to smokeless tobacco. Participants in the class receive support, guidance, and a free one month supply of nicotine replacement therapy, such as patches, lozenges, and gum (while supplies last and if medically appropriate). Research shows that tobacco users who receive counseling and use medication during their quit attempt have twice the rate of success. To set yourself free from tobacco visit our website at www.ahectobacco.com or call toll-free 1-866-341-2730 to find a class near you. Read more

  • Edible SuperHero Badges
    Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    Edible SuperHero Badges Age Group(s): All Ages Date: 7/29/2015 Start Time: 3:00 PM End Time: 4:00 PM Description: Create your own edible superhero badges and then eat your superpower like Scooby-snacks! Cookie Decorating by Jeni. What badge will you make...... Read more

  • Family Friendly Karaoke tonight
    Friday, August 7, 2015

    Come, join us for Family Friendly Karaoke tonight featuring COWBOY MIKE POWERS as our KJ in the fellowship hall of the FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 17121 SW 137TH LANE ARCHER, FL 32618 7 p - 10 p Bring a snack to share and enjoy supper with us Mark your calendars for the next dates too! July 10 August 7 Sept 4 Oct 2 Nov 6 Dec 4 All are welcomed and encouraged to attend; This is a fun community event and not intended to support one organziation over another. Children's movie is also available if you children decide not to sing. If you sing, come join us. We always welcome new singers If you don't sing, come listen! It is always much more fun to sing to an audience!!!! 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

  • 4th ANNUAL EPIC END OF SUMMER BASH
    Saturday, August 8, 2015

    4th ANNUAL EPIC END OF SUMMER BASH A DAY OF FREE COMMUNITY FAMILY FUN DATE: SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 2015 TIME: 9:00 A.M. — 1:00 P.M. PLACE: CHIEFLAND FIRST UNITED METHODIST — 707 N. MAIN ST. CHIEFLAND, FLORIDA · FREE FOOD · FREE ACTIVITIES · FREE WATER SLIDE · FREE BOUNCY HOUSE · FREE SCHOOL SUPPLIES · FREE PRIZES · FREE FUN · AND MUCH MORE BOOTH SPACE AVAILABLE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR TO DONATE PRIZES OR VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME CALL 352-493-4627 office@fumcchiefland.com Read more

  • 2015 Splash Party at Kirby Family Farm to benefit Dream Acres for Autism and Let's Go 4 Kids
    Saturday, August 8, 2015

    EventName: 2015 Splash Party at Kirby Family Farm to benefit Dream Acres for Autism and Let's Go 4 Kids Date: August 8, 2015 MoreInfo: Dream Acres for Autism, Inc. and Let’s Go 4 Kids partnering with Kirby Family Farm (home of the Christmas Express) for a Splash Party on August 8, 2015, 9:00am-2:00pm! The Splash Party is specifically designed to benefit special needs families and to include a wonderful sensory friendly area!! In addition to train rides and water features, we will have face painting, character interactions, music, sensory friendly movie corner with a/c , and more!! Read more

  • Family Friendly Karaoke tonight
    Friday, September 4, 2015

    Come, join us for Family Friendly Karaoke tonight featuring COWBOY MIKE POWERS as our KJ in the fellowship hall of the FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 17121 SW 137TH LANE ARCHER, FL 32618 7 p - 10 p Bring a snack to share and enjoy supper with us Mark your calendars for the next dates too! July 10 August 7 Sept 4 Oct 2 Nov 6 Dec 4 All are welcomed and encouraged to attend; This is a fun community event and not intended to support one organziation over another. Children's movie is also available if you children decide not to sing. If you sing, come join us. We always welcome new singers If you don't sing, come listen! It is always much more fun to sing to an audience!!!! 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

  • Family Friendly Karaoke tonight
    Friday, October 2, 2015

    Come, join us for Family Friendly Karaoke tonight featuring COWBOY MIKE POWERS as our KJ in the fellowship hall of the FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 17121 SW 137TH LANE ARCHER, FL 32618 7 p - 10 p Bring a snack to share and enjoy supper with us Mark your calendars for the next dates too! July 10 August 7 Sept 4 Oct 2 Nov 6 Dec 4 All are welcomed and encouraged to attend; This is a fun community event and not intended to support one organziation over another. Children's movie is also available if you children decide not to sing. If you sing, come join us. We always welcome new singers If you don't sing, come listen! It is always much more fun to sing to an audience!!!! 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

  • Open Door Ministries, Inc. Pastoral Appreciation and Transition Week
    Monday, October 5, 2015

    EventName: Open Door Ministries, Inc. Pastoral Appreciation and Transition Week EventDate: Monday, October 5 - Sunday, October 11, 2015 MoreInfo: Open Door Ministries, Inc. (601 NE 19th St - Gainesville) will be hosting a week of celebratory sevices in honor of Pastor Samuel Jones, Jr. (Margaret) for over 40 years of service in the Gainesville Community, while also welcoming Pastor Timothy Jones, Sr. (Nona) as our new transitional leaders. Please contact the church at (352) 377-8162 for a full schedule / specific times, locations and details. Read more

  • Family Friendly Karaoke tonight
    Friday, November 6, 2015

    Come, join us for Family Friendly Karaoke tonight featuring COWBOY MIKE POWERS as our KJ in the fellowship hall of the FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 17121 SW 137TH LANE ARCHER, FL 32618 7 p - 10 p Bring a snack to share and enjoy supper with us Mark your calendars for the next dates too! July 10 August 7 Sept 4 Oct 2 Nov 6 Dec 4 All are welcomed and encouraged to attend; This is a fun community event and not intended to support one organziation over another. Children's movie is also available if you children decide not to sing. If you sing, come join us. We always welcome new singers If you don't sing, come listen! It is always much more fun to sing to an audience!!!! 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

  • Family Friendly Karaoke tonight
    Friday, December 4, 2015

    Come, join us for Family Friendly Karaoke tonight featuring COWBOY MIKE POWERS as our KJ in the fellowship hall of the FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 17121 SW 137TH LANE ARCHER, FL 32618 7 p - 10 p Bring a snack to share and enjoy supper with us Mark your calendars for the next dates too! July 10 August 7 Sept 4 Oct 2 Nov 6 Dec 4 All are welcomed and encouraged to attend; This is a fun community event and not intended to support one organziation over another. Children's movie is also available if you children decide not to sing. If you sing, come join us. We always welcome new singers If you don't sing, come listen! It is always much more fun to sing to an audience!!!! 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

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