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Our Community Events

  • Camp Haven
    Friday, February 26, 2016

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  • Battle of the Books Meeting: Summer Reading
    Friday, July 1, 2016

    Battle of the Books Meeting: Summer Reading Age Group(s): Teen (12-18) Date: Fridays 7/1; 7/8; 7/15; 7/22; 7/29 Start Time: 2:00 PM End Time: 3:00 PM Description: Meeting for teens competing in Battle of the Books. Hawthorne Branch Library Alachua County Library District 352-481-1920 www.aclib.us/hawthorne Read more

  • Color Me Carefree:
    Sunday, July 3, 2016

    Age Group(s): Adult (19 and up), Seniors Date: Sundays 7/3 & 7/31 Start Time: 2:00 PM End Time: 3:15 PM Description: Coloring isn't just for kids anymore; when you are focused on creating you are giving your busy mind a rest. Coloring lifts your spirits and enhances creativity. When you color, there is no right or wrong. Just follow your intuition and allow yourself to be taken deeply into the stress relieving, contemplative experience. Supplies provided, but you are welcome to bring your own if you prefer. Hawthorne Branch Library Alachua County Library District 352-481-1920 Read more

  • Participation in Research Therapies for Stroke Survivors Available in the Gainesville Area
    Wednesday, July 6, 2016

    Have you had a stroke that has affected your ability to communicate, walk, or use your arms and hands? Has this happened to someone you know? The Department of Veterans Affairs Brain Rehabilitation Research Center is conducting stroke-related treatment studies that need participants. If you have suffered a stroke and are no longer receiving therapy for a stroke related disability, you may qualify for one or more of these studies. The studies require active participation in physical, occupational therapy treatments for research purposes. There is no charge to take part in any of the studies. To find out if you or someone you know may be eligible, please call: Carolyn Hanson @ The Brain Rehabilitation Research Center in Gainesville: 352-376-1611 ext. 5110 or 800-324-8387 Read more

  • Solutionary Heroes Summer Camp
    Monday, July 25, 2016

    Name: Solutionary Heroes Summer Camp Date: July 25th-29th team@solutionaryspecies.org MoreInfo: Solutionary Heroes Summer Camp is unique adventure/nature camp led by principles of humane education. Participants will learn practical ways they can become heroes each and every day! Each day will focus on a different theme and children will learn about health and fitness, environmental stewardship, leadership, team work, animal care, science and nature, growing plants, survival challenges outdoor games, and more! This year's summer camp will be taking place at a unique botanical garden called Cedar Lakes Woods & Gardens. With over 50 separate garden displays, several waterfalls, many beautiful koi ponds, hiking trails, and 100 acres of learning opportunities, this year's summer camp will be the most exciting nature camp yet! For Williston community members, Solutionary Species is offering scholarship opportunities to parents who post a solutionary story to the Solutionary Species Facebook page. To learn more about being a solutionary and Solutionary Heroes Summer Camp, visit www.solutionaryspecies.org or email team@solutionaryspecies.org Read more

  • Solutionary Heroes Summer Camp
    Monday, July 25, 2016

    Solutionary Heroes Summer Camp is unique adventure/nature camp led by principles of humane education. Participants will learn practical ways they can become heroes each and every day! Each day will focus on a different theme and children will learn about health and fitness, environmental stewardship, leadership, team work, animal care, science and nature, growing plants, survival challenges outdoor games, and more! This year's summer camp will be taking place at a unique botanical garden called Cedar Lakes Woods & Gardens. With over 50 separate garden displays, several waterfalls, many beautiful koi ponds, hiking trails, and 100 acres of learning opportunities, this year's summer camp will be the most exciting nature camp yet! For Williston community members, Solutionary Species is offering scholarship opportunities to parents who post a solutionary story to the Solutionary Species Facebook page. To learn more about being a solutionary and Solutionary Heroes Summer Camp, visit www.solutionaryspecies.org or email team@solutionaryspecies.org Read more

  • Gainesville High School Class of 1971 45th Reunion
    Friday, July 29, 2016

    45th Reunion to be held July 29-30, 2016 GHS Class of 1971 Class Website: http;//www.71canes.org/ Read more

  • One-on-One Computer Training
    Monday, August 1, 2016

    One-on-One Computer Training Adult (19 and up), Seniors Mondays 8/1; 8/8; 8/15; 8/22; 8/29 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Volunteer, Wally Russell, will help answer your questions on using your computer and on the basic internet! Bring your Laptop or use a library computer. Hawthorne Branch Library Alachua County Library District 352-481-1920 www.aclib.us/hawthorne Read more

  • Wii Gaming for All Ages!
    Monday, August 1, 2016

    Wii Gaming for All Ages! Mondays 8/1; 8/8; 8/15; 8/22; 8/29 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Come play Wii at the library every Monday! Hawthorne Branch Library Alachua County Library District 352-481-1920 www.aclib.us/hawthorne Read more

  • Tuesday Family Movie Madness! Summer Reading
    Tuesday, August 2, 2016

    Tuesday Family Movie Madness! Summer Reading Tuesdays 8/2 & 8/9 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Every Tuesday during the summer months family members of all ages can come watch a movie at the library. Hawthorne Branch Library Alachua County Library District 352-481-1920 www.aclib.us/hawthorne Read more

  • Build - A - Bot Olympics: Summer Reading
    Wednesday, August 3, 2016

    Build - A - Bot Olympics: Summer Reading 8/3/2016 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Sculpt your "robot" from clay onto wind-up feet and then enter your creation in the Olympic events: Curling, Bowling, Capture-the-Flag, and Living-on-the-Edge. Ages 7 to 17. Hawthorne Branch Library Alachua County Library District 352-481-1920 www.aclib.us/hawthorne Read more

  • Preschool Storytime
    Thursday, August 4, 2016

    Preschool Storytime Preschool (3-5 years), Toddler (1-3 years), Baby (1 and under) Thursdays 8/4; 8/11; 8/18; 8/25 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Story-based interactive program featuring music, fingerplays, activities, and puppets for preschool children 0-5. Hawthorne Branch Library Alachua County Library District 352-481-1920 www.aclib.us/hawthorne Read more

  • Teen Pilates: Summer Reading
    Thursday, August 4, 2016

    Teen Pilates: Summer Reading 8/4/2016 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Pilates is a form of exercise, developed by Joseph Pilates, which emphasizes the balanced development of the body through core strength, flexibility, and awareness in order to support efficient, graceful movement. Teens will get the opportunity to learn to exercise with Pilate’s instructor, Lynn King. Pre-teens and teens ages 10-18! Bring a mat or towel. Hawthorne Branch Library Alachua County Library District 352-481-1920 www.aclib.us/hawthorne Read more

  • Hawthorne Book Club
    Thursday, August 4, 2016

    Hawthorne Book Club Adult (19 and up), Seniors 8/4/2016 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM Enjoy discussing books with other readers. All are welcome! We will be discussing Still Life by Louise Penny. For more information, check out our blog "Hawthorne Bookclub Activities" at www.aclib.us/Hawthorne Hawthorne Branch Library Alachua County Library District 352-481-1920 www.aclib.us/hawthorne Read more

  • Magnesia Springs
    Saturday, August 6, 2016

    Magnesia Springs 8/6/2016 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM Description: Meet Robert Moore, local author and Hawthorne Area Historical Society President, as he discusses his newest book: "Magnesia Springs In Alachua County, Florida: Then and Now." A book signing will follow the talk. Hawthorne Branch Library Alachua County Library District 352-481-1920 www.aclib.us/hawthorne Read more

  • Family Friendly Karaoke
    Monday, August 8, 2016

    First United Methodist Church 17121 SW 137th Lane / P.O. Box 156 Archer, FL 32618 Cost: Free to the general public or you may tip the Karaoke Disk Jockey (Cowboy Mike Powers) Supper/Snacks are served (Free); Feel free to bring snacks/food to share. Any questions? Need directions to location? Please call Priscella Scherrah (352-231-2369) or Lois Lehning (352-443-0010) Read more

  • Restorative Yoga
    Thursday, August 11, 2016

    Restorative Yoga Thursdays 8/11; 8/16; 8/25 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Description: Build muscle strength, flexibility and increase endurance! Find peace and serenity during meditation. Lynn King is a 200 hour Certified Yoga Instructor. Hawthorne Branch Library Alachua County Library District 352-481-1920 www.aclib.us/hawthorne Read more

  • Buchholz High School Swimming and Diving Team Car Wash Fundraiser
    Saturday, August 13, 2016

    Buchholz High School Swimming and Diving Team Car Wash Fundraiser Saturday August 13th 8am-12pm Additional Info:Campus Credit Union in Jonesville on Newberry Road. August 13th from 8am-12pm Read more

  • A Midsummer Night's Masked Ball - Actors' Warehouse
    Saturday, August 13, 2016

    A Midsummer Night's Masked Ball to benefit The Actors' Warehouse: North Central Florida's Award Winning Community Theatre Enjoy an evening of dancing, entertainment from local artist, an auction and contest for Best Mask. Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 8pm -11pm Event location: St. Patrick's Social Hall, 550 NE 16th Ave in Gainesville. Advance Tickets: $35 Single; $50 Couple At the Door Tickets: $45 Single; $60 Couple For more information and sponsorship opportunities: actorswarehouse.fla@gmail.com or 352-376-8561 Dress Attire & Mask Required! Read more

  • Equal Opportunity Office Wage Theft Ordinance
    Thursday, August 18, 2016

    Equal Opportunity Office Wage Theft Ordinance 8/18/2016 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM The Equal Opportunity Office will be providing community education relating to the Alachua County Wage Recovery Program (commonly known as Wage Theft Ordinance) and the Human Rights Ordinance of Alachua County. Hawthorne Branch Library Alachua County Library District 352-481-1920 www.aclib.us/hawthorne Read more

  • A Beautiful You for A Beautiful World
    Saturday, August 20, 2016

    Have you ever thought about why we humans care so much about beauty? How can we turn beauty into health for ourselves…and for the planet? Join Kevin Layton and Jenna Bardroff at Cedar Lakes Woods & Gardens to learn about health and happiness through “A Beautiful You for A Beautiful World.” Cedar Lakes Woods & Gardens is a unique botanical garden with breathtaking views everywhere you look. August 20th at 10am. Learn more at www.cedarlakeswoodsandgarden.com. Read more

  • MUSIC at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
    Sunday, August 21, 2016

    MUSIC at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church 2016-2017 Season Sunday, August 21 at 4:00pm John Lowe, organist Celebrate the end of summer with and organ concert featuring Holy Trinity's own Director of Music and Organist! Music of Buxtehude, Bach, Rheinberger, Hayden and more! This event is presented FREE OF CHARGE A reception follows (wine and cheese) Donations will be accepted to benefit The Holy Trinity Music Fund Read more

  • S.H.I.N.E. on Medicare
    Thursday, August 25, 2016

    S.H.I.N.E. on Medicare 8/25/2016 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM The Florida Department of Elder Affairs offer counseling that is unbiased, confidential and no cost, by trained SHINE Volunteer counselors. Join Chuck Edwards 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 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 or to make an appointment to meet at Hawthorne at a more convenient time: 1-800-963-5337 Hawthorne Branch Library Alachua County Library District 352-481-1920 www.aclib.us/hawthorne Read more

  • Habitat. We Build. 30 Years of Hope.
    Friday, August 26, 2016

    Alachua Habitat for Humanity Celebrating 30 Years of Hope August 26th, 2016, 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm Touchdown Terrace 157 Gale Lemerand Dr 32601 Join us for dinner, silent auction, and entertainment by Fast Lane as we honor J. Parrish as 2016 Alachua Habitat Humanitarian of the Year. For sponsorship and tickets, call 352-378-4663, visit www.alachuahabitat.org/event, or email lfowler@alachuahabitat.org Read more

  • The 17th Annual GRU Benefit Golf Tournament for Williams Elementary School
    Saturday, August 27, 2016

    GRU and sponsors The 17th Annual GRU Benefit Golf Tournament for Williams Elementary School Ironwood Golf Course (2100 NE 39th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32609) Saturday, August 27, 8 a.m. shotgun start To raise funds supporting the students of Williams Elementary School, a high-needs school located in Southeast Gainesville and GRU’s Adopt-a-School since 1997. Contact Info: Contact Casey Smith at 352-393-1203 or smithrk@gru.com to register and visit gru.com/Williams for more information. Tee off at the 17th Annual GRU Benefit Golf Tournament for Williams Elementary School – Saturday, August 27, at Ironwood Golf Course. Reserve your place in the scramble today and support local students. Contact Casey Smith at 352-393-1203 or smithrk@gru.com to register and visit gru.com/Williams for more information. Read more

  • Color Me Carefree
    Sunday, August 28, 2016

    Color Me Carefree Adult (19 and up), Seniors 8/28/2016 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM Let's get together for a fun afternoon of coloring! No artistic expertise required. When you are focused on creating, you are giving your busy mind a rest: coloring lifts your spirits, enhances creativity and brings out the child in you. Just follow your intuition and allow yourself to be taken deeply into the stress relieving, contemplative experience. Supplies provided, but you are welcome to bring your own if you prefer. Hawthorne Branch Library Alachua County Library District 352-481-1920 www.aclib.us/hawthorne Read more

  • Square Dance Classes for beginners
    Tuesday, September 6, 2016

    Square Dance Classes for Beginners! Who? Everyone, ages ten and up Loads of FUN! When? Tuesdays, starting Sept. 6, 2016 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM Where? Westside Park Recreation Building 1001 NW 34 St. Gainesville Casual attire Sept. 6th and 13th are free. After that $5 a class. Questions? Call Susie 352-283-1296. susiemoon@cox.net www.GrandSquaresGainesville.com Read more

  • Family Friendly Karaoke
    Friday, September 9, 2016

    First United Methodist Church 17121 SW 137th Lane / P.O. Box 156 Archer, FL 32618 Cost: Free to the general public or you may tip the Karaoke Disk Jockey (Cowboy Mike Powers) Supper/Snacks are served (Free); Feel free to bring snacks/food to share. Any questions? Need directions to location? Please call Priscella Scherrah (352-231-2369) or Lois Lehning (352-443-0010) Read more

  • Living Proof with Beth Moore
    Saturday, September 17, 2016

    Saturday, September 17, 2016 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. $20.00 Includes Chick-Fil-A lunch, breaks and snacks. Seating is Limited Tickets available now! The Oaks Church 4610 SW Archer Road Gainesville, Florida (352) 372-2730 oalparkbaptistch@bellsouth.net Read more

  • An Evening of Remembrance
    Thursday, September 29, 2016

    You are invited to an evening of honoring your loved one. This service will provide a time to reflect, honor and remember those who touched your life. Place: Baughman Center - 982 Museum Road -University of Florida This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact: adultbereavement@shands.ufl.edu Read more

  • Senior Recreation Center 5th Annual Craft Show
    Saturday, October 1, 2016

    The Senior Recreation Center 5th Annual Craft Show will be held at 5701 NW 34th Street Gainesville, Fl on October 1, 2016 from 9 am to 4 pm. For further information: Joy Flowers 352-335-7797 Read more

  • Family Friendly Karaoke
    Friday, October 7, 2016

    First United Methodist Church 17121 SW 137th Lane / P.O. Box 156 Archer, FL 32618 Cost: Free to the general public or you may tip the Karaoke Disk Jockey (Cowboy Mike Powers) Supper/Snacks are served (Free); Feel free to bring snacks/food to share. Any questions? Need directions to location? Please call Priscella Scherrah (352-231-2369) or Lois Lehning (352-443-0010) Read more

  • Sun Country Sports Center's 28th Annual Sunny's Howl-A-Palooza Carnival!
    Sunday, October 23, 2016

    Sun Country Sports Center's 28th Annual Sunny's Howl-A-Palooza Carnival! October 23, 2016 Additional Info:Sun Country Sports Center and the March of Dimes are pleased to announce the 28th annual Halloween carnival, “Sunny’s Howl-A-Palooza." This year’s carnival will be held on Sunday, October 23rd from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Sun Country’s facility in Jonesville. All proceeds from the carnival directly benefit the March of Dimes. Join us for fun activities both inside and outside the facility, including costume contests, haunted houses, train rides, bounce houses, raffle, carnival games, hay rides, Sun Country’s Gym Bus, sno-cones and pizza. In keeping with Sun Country’s values about kids’ health and fitness, goody bags and prizes will be awarded in lieu of candy. Kid-friendly costumes are welcomed and encouraged! For more information, call us at 352-331-8773 or visit our website at suncountrysports.com/howlapalooza Read more

  • Sun Country Sports Center's 28th Annual Sunny's Howl-A-Palooza Carnival!
    Sunday, October 23, 2016

    Sun Country Sports Center and the March of Dimes are pleased to announce the 28th annual Halloween carnival, “Sunny’s Howl-A-Palooza." This year’s carnival will be held on Sunday, October 23rd from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Sun Country’s facility in Jonesville. All proceeds from the carnival directly benefit the March of Dimes. Join us for fun activities both inside and outside the facility, including costume contests, haunted houses, train rides, bounce houses, raffle, carnival games, hay rides, Sun Country’s Gym Bus, sno-cones and pizza. In keeping with Sun Country’s values about kids’ health and fitness, goody bags and prizes will be awarded in lieu of candy. Kid-friendly costumes are welcomed and encouraged! For more information, call us at 352-331-8773 or visit our website at suncountrysports.com/howlapalooza Read more

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