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Our Community Events

  • Gift Wrapping at the Oaks Mall
    Friday, November 25, 2016

    Pentecostals of Gainesville will be hosting the gift wrapping fundraiser at the Oaks Mall beginning Black Friday (11/25/16) through Christmas Eve (12/24/16) during all scheduled mall hours. Bring your gifts and let us wrap them for you (minimum donation expected). We will be in the old Merle Norman Cosmetics store next to Ruby Tuesday. Read more

  • Urban Forestry Workshop
    Wednesday, December 7, 2016

    The Gainesville City Beautification Board will host an Urban Forestry Workshop on Dec. 7, 1:30-5:30, at Ironwood Golf Course. Free and open to the public, this event will feature timely topics in Florida-friendly landscaping, tree health and a tree planting and pruning demonstration. Exhibitors welcome! Learn more and RSVP at Read more

  • Candlelight Visits at the Historic Haile Homestead
    Friday, December 9, 2016

    Candlelight visits at the Historic Haile Homestead. A RARE opportunity to see the Homestead at night - the only time the house is open at night! See the old Homestead, decked out for the holidays and aglow with candlelight and soft lights. Docents in costume top off the stunning beauty of the 1856 Plantation home and its Talking Walls! Live Music!! Refreshments!! $10.00 donation per person at the door - $7.00 in advance - Under 12 Free Order online via PayPal at - click on the Donate button or purchase from any docent. 8500 SW Archer Road (SR 24), 3 miles west of I-75, exit 384, Gainesville Read more

  • Waldo Lodge #10 Christmas Tree Fundraiser
    Saturday, December 10, 2016

    Waldo Lodge #10 Christmas Tree Fundraiser Date: December 3&4, 10&11, 17&18 Email: MoreInfo: Get your picture taken with Santa , Christmas Trees for sale, hot dogs and drinks for sale, located on Hwy 301 near the Waldo Flea Market Read more

  • Special Olympics Florida - Alachua county first annual Golf Tournament
    Saturday, December 10, 2016

    Special Olympics Florida - Alachua county first annual Golf Tournament Date: Saturday, December 10 , 8:30 A.M. - 2:30 P.M. Event will be held at the Mark Bostick Golf Course at the University of Florida 2800 S.W. 2nd Ave Gainesville. Team registration $400 all proceeds benefit the Special Olympics athletes of Alachua county. Registration will begin at 8:00A.M. Tee off (shotgun start) at 8:30 A.M. 12:30 -1:00 P.M. Social and raffle 1:00 P.M. - 2:30P.M. Lunch 2:30 P.M. Conclusion Please come join us and help support the athletes of Alachua county. Read more

  • 34th Annual Christmas Festival and Parade
    Saturday, December 10, 2016

    Hawthorne welcomes you to our 34th Annual Christmas Festival and Parade Hawthorne, Florida: The Hawthorne Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring "Hawthorne's Hometown Christmas" on Saturday, December 10th downtown Hawthorne with festivities beginning at 11:00 a.m. Carnival rides, arts, crafts, and food booths will line SE 221st Street Our own Hometown Grand Marshal Lenton "Pop" Herring will lead the Parade at 3:00 p.m. Children can have their pictures taken for free with Santa at the Hawthorne Library from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Live entertainment featuring local talent including the Baileys will continue throughout the day from the main stage at city hall, ending with a tree-lighting ceremony at dusk. For further information contact Donna Boles at (352) 363-5125 Read more

  • Stop Children’s Cancer 20th Annual Holiday Traditions
    Sunday, December 11, 2016

    Stop Children’s Cancer 20th Annual Holiday Traditions: A Musical Celebration Date: Sunday, December 11th, 2016 at 4:00pm Email: Info: Event Details: A wonderful holiday concert at the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts featuring area youth choral and orchestra groups. The performances for the “Kids Helping Kids” event will feature the Alachua County Youth Orchestra, Eastside High School Concert Choir, Buchholz High School Select Choir, P.K. Yonge Vocal Ensemble, and the Gainesville Youth Chorus and Concertina Choir. Ticket prices are as follows: $12 for adults, $6 for children (under 12), and $30 for VIP Reception. Read more

  • American Association of University Women
    Sunday, December 11, 2016

    Annual Red Stocking Tea A fund raiser for fellowships to benefit its Educational Foundation Program at the home of Col. and Mrs. Robert Mounts 1639 NW 11th Road Gainesville, FL 32605 For more information please see attached Read more

  • Men's Fellowship get-together
    Monday, December 12, 2016

    Dec. 12, Monday 7 p.m. -- Faith Baptist Church,116 S.E. 146th Ave. in Old Town, is having a Men's Fellowship get-together with food for the soul and for the body. The meal is FREE and everyone is encouraged to bring a friend. All ages are welcome to this event. Come hungry and hear the WORD! We will be eating just after 7 p.m., and then Brother Mike Thomas from First Baptist Church of Cross City, will bring the word. For more information, please contact Kirk Marhefka at 352-222-0645 or Read more

  • Sandy Hook Vigil
    Wednesday, December 14, 2016

    Join us for a remembrance of the 27 victims of gun violence 4 years ago on 12/14/11. Event will include speakers & lighting of candles. The event will be held at the Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville from 7:00 to 7:30PM Read more

  • Waldo Lodge #10 Christmas Tree Fundraiser
    Saturday, December 17, 2016

    Waldo Lodge #10 Christmas Tree Fundraiser Date: December 3&4, 10&11, 17&18 Email: MoreInfo: Get your picture taken with Santa , Christmas Trees for sale, hot dogs and drinks for sale, located on Hwy 301 near the Waldo Flea Market Read more

  • Newberry Lions Club Community Holiday Dance
    Saturday, December 17, 2016

    Newberry Lions Club Community Holiday December 17th, 2016 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. $11.25 – $15.00 LOCATION City of Newberry Municipal Building 25420 W. Newberry Road Newberry, FL 32669 Phone:352-472-3926 Additional Info:Tickets may be purchased at under "Newberry Community Dance", more information is available at our Facebook page "newberrylions". Get out those Boogie shoes and Poodle skirts! Electric slide on over to dance the night away! Your Newberry Lions invite you to attend our end of year holiday fundraising dance. This is a family-friendly event for ages 8-88 (more or less) with dance music of all genres spun by our DJ "Mr. October". The event begins at 7 p.m. so you can watch the Newberry Christmas Parade beforehand. Dress for the genre of music for which you like to dance, or you may wear your "ugly" sweater for a contest, or just come looking like an elf if you choose! Once you have presented your ticket you may go out and return so you can spend time next door with the snow event provided by RPM Auto or listen to caroling at the Pocket Park. There will be finger foods and non-alcoholic beverages provided throughout the evening. A professional photographer will be at the event to capture photos and will also have a booth set up for pictures with our Santa Lion. We will draw door prizes throughout the evening. We will accept requests for songs to add to the playlist, just post the title and artist on our Facebook page. We will do our best to ensure we play what you like during the evening. Come support your Newberry Lions, enjoy an evening of dancing, and help out those in need in our community. Proceeds from ticket sales support the Lions mission to assist those in need and a portion will go to the Alachua Sheriff's Explorers who will provide support during the event. We look forward to seeing you for a fun-filled evening and the Lions will kick it off by doing a dance for you! FAQs What style of dance music will be played at the dance? This is your dance, so let us know what you like by posting on our Facebook page. You can also make requests at the dance. We plan to have music for all generations and genres available so you can swing, salsa, line dance, two-step and hip-hop to your heart's content. Everyone should find something they will know and enjoy. Bring your grandma and bring the kids. Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? Under 18 must have a parent or guardian present. No charge for children under eight years old. Are there any additional costs for this event? charges a small fee for processing transactions that is a percentage of the ticket price. For a $15.00 ticket the fee is $1.74. What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? Parking is available on Newberry Road and the city parking lots at the Municipal Building and City Hall. Can I purchase tickets at the door? Yes, however, these tickets are priced $18.00 each. Discounts only apply to the online early bird tickets purchased through Eventbrite. What can I bring into the event? You will need to bring your printed ticket or the copy on your smartphone. Bring a holiday attitude ready to enjoy the night! How can I contact the organizer with any questions? You can reach us by email at or by Facebook at newberrylions. What's the refund policy? You may receive a refund should the event not occur for reasons beyond our control. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? You will need your printed ticket or the one you download must be viewed on your smartphone. Can I update my registration information? You may update your information at Is my ticket transferrable? You may transfer your ticket at and update your order information with the new attendee's information. Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends? You may update your information at Read more

  • Music at Holy Trinity
    Saturday, December 17, 2016

    Music at Holy Trinity 2016-2017 Season Saturday, December 17 at 7:00 p.m. Messiah Sing-Along with audience, soloists, and chamber orchestra John T. Lowe, Jr., conductor. Bring your own score and be the choir for this festive performance of G.F. Handel's timeless classic! A limited number of scores are available on loan... arrive early to borrow your copy. This event is presented FREE OF CHARGE Donations will be accepted to benefit The Holy Trinity Music Fund. Holy Trinity Episcopal Church 100 NE 1st Street, Gainesville, FL Read more

  • Displaced Homemaker Program at Santa Fe College
    Monday, January 9, 2017


  • 8th Annual Musical Chairs Fundraiser
    Friday, February 3, 2017

    A silent auction of chairs, wooden boxes and mirrors designed by prominent local artists. Proceeds benefit all Alachua County public schools' elementary art and music programs. Admission is free. Wine and light refreshments will be served. This event is co-sponsored by Friends of Elementary Arts,Inc. and Gainesville Fine Arts Association. Date and Time: Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 - 6:00-8:30pm Where: GFAA Gallery - 1314 South Main - Gainesville, FL Read more

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