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  • Food Drive
    Wednesday, October 1, 2014

    Event Name:Food Drive Event Date:Oct 1-31 2014 Additional Info:Tecnicolors Salon is collecting food and monetary donations for the Food4Kids Backpack program through the month of October. Cans, juice boxes, breakfast items, snacks (raisins, pretzels, granola), Mac & Cheese, PB & J, fruit/pudding cups. We are located at 408 W University Ave Suite 101, Gainesville FL 32601. Thanks for your help :) Read more

  • Micanopy Fall Harvest Festival
    Saturday, November 1, 2014

    Event Name:Micanopy Fall Harvest Festival Event Date:November 1, 9-5:00 p.m.; Sunday, November 2 9-4:00 p.m. Additional Info:Saturday, November 1, auction of items donated by vendors, 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Gazebo Please see attached flyer Read more

  • ALL SAINTS' DAY CEMETERY TOUR
    Saturday, November 1, 2014

    Event Name:ALL SAINTS' DAY CEMETERY TOUR Event Date:NOV 1 Additional Info:Saturday, November 1st from 12 pm to 2 pm at the Historic Kanapaha Presbyterian Church Cemetery Admission is $5 per person. Children under 12 are free. Cash or check, at the gate. 4101 SW. 63rd Blvd., Gainesville Meet some of Alachua County’s pioneers and prominent citizens who were laid to rest in this historic cemetery, founded in the late 1850s! Self-guided tour features first person interpretation by: Evans Haile, conductor of the Gainesville Orchestra, portraying his grandfather, Evans Haile Local radio celebrity Hank Conner as Florida Supreme Court Justice Robert Fenwick Taylor And many other prominent citizens portrayed by descendants and members! See a camp of Confederate re-enactors! Enjoy music and refreshments! All proceeds will benefit the preservation and maintenance of the cemetery. For more information, call (352) 378-9080 or visit www.kanapaha.net or find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/kanapahacemetery Read more

  • Mama Mia's Old fashioned Italian Dinner
    Sunday, November 2, 2014

    Event Name:Mama Mia's Old fashioned Italian Dinner Event Date:Sunday, November 2, 2014 Additional Info:Gainesville Sunrise Rotary Club hosts our 12th annual Mama Mia's Old fashioned Italian Dinner on Sunday, Nov. 2, starting at 5:00 PM. at the North West Grille. Proceeds support a host of local organizations, including Reichert House, Ronald McDonald House butterfly garden, and Newberry High School. Tickets are available on line at gainesvillesunriserotary.org, or call 284-0200. Read more

  • Eternal Light, A Requiem
    Sunday, November 2, 2014

    Music at Holy Trinity, Dance Alive National Ballet Howard Goodall Eternal Light, A Requiem, A Performance of Music and Dance The Holy Trinity Choir Anthony Offerle, Wendy Offerle, Dennis Lloyd - Soloists Chamber Orchestra and Dancers John T. Lowe, Jr. - Conductor Judy Skinner, Kim Tuttle, Gyorgy Baan - Choreographers This event is presented FREE OF CHARGE A Reception Follows (wine and hors d'oeuvres) Donations will be accepted to benefit the Holy Trinity Music Fund Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 100 NE 1st Street, Gainesville, FL Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 4;00 P.M. Read more

  • November Caregiver Celebration
    Thursday, November 6, 2014

    Event Name:November Caregiver Celebration Event Date:Thursday, November 6, 2014 Additional Info:November is National Caregiver Month. Elder Options and several other local agencies are gathering together to celebrate the hard work and dedication of all caregivers. We invite anyone who is a caregiver of an elder with a chronic disease to join us for this free event. It begins at 8:30 am and ends about 1:30 pm after a free lunch! It will be in the Ballroom at The Village in Gainesville. The Caregiver Celebration includes food, a fun and exciting program, opportunities to ask questions of professionals as well as to meet and greet other caregivers. Our theme this year is that "Caregivers Are the Real Super Heroes!" Register by contacting Tom Rinkoski at (352) 378-6649, ext 126. Read more

  • Gainesville Woman's Club
    Thursday, November 6, 2014

    It’s Worth What??!! The Gainesville Woman’s Club is hosting an event for the appraisal of antiques and collectables, It’s Worth What??!! , on November 6th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Area dealers will appraise your art, Florida memorabilia, furniture, jewelry, oriental merchandise, porcelain, and pottery. Each item appraised will cost $5.00. Proceeds will benefit Alachua County Schools. For more details call: Monica: 352-466-3327 or Robby at 352-335-7188 Read more

  • 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

  • Celebrate the Arts at the Nationally Acclaimed Downtown Festival & Art Show
    Friday, November 7, 2014

    Celebrate the Arts at the Nationally Acclaimed Downtown Festival & Art Show Immerse yourself in a creative blend of art, music and culture at the 33rd Annual Downtown Festival & Art Show Nov. 8 and 9 in historic downtown Gainesville. Explore a stunning collection of works by more than 250 of the nation’s finest artists selling watercolors, sculptures, jewelry, ceramics, photography and so much more. Enjoy continuous, live entertainment on three stages throughout the weekend. The Festival weekend kicks off Friday at 7 p.m. with a free Downtown Blues Concert. Kids can explore their own world of art at the Imagination Station, a free, hands-on art activity area, and parents you can find unique gifts for the family or friends at one of the top fine art shows in the entire nation. Enjoy international cuisine and one-of-a-kind art at the Downtown Festival & Art Show, ranked No.10 as the best fine art show in the country. For information, call the City of Gainesville at 352-334-ARTS or log onto the web at gvlculturalaffairs.org. Read more

  • The Country Road Quilters Quilt Guild’s biennial quilt show
    Friday, November 7, 2014

    The Country Road Quilters Quilt Guild’s biennial quilt show will be held this November. We would appreciate it if you would include our show in your calendar of events. Information is as follows: The Country Road Quilters of Ocala Presents Down Another Country Road of Quilts Friday and Saturday November 7 and 8, 2014 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM College of Central Florida Ewers Century Center 3001 SW College Road (SR 200) Ocala, Fl One mile East of I-75 – Exit 350 Admission $7.00 Free Parking / Buses Welcome Judged Quilt Show with Vendors Art Quilts, Miniature Quilts Silent Auction Demos Challenge Quilts Home of the Brave Quilts Brenda Grampus, AQS Certified Quilt Appraiser Opportunity Quilt Ensemble For more information: www.CountryRoadQuiltersOcala.blogspot.com Contact: Freda Jones, Call 352-438-0055 Email: fjcrqshow@aol.com Read more

  • Fall Bazaar at Trinity Episcopal Church, Melrose
    Friday, November 7, 2014

    Event Name:Fall Bazaar at Trinity Episcopal Church, Melrose Event Date:Friday, November 7, 2 - 6 p.m., Saturday, November 8, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Additional Info:Chili Supper Frida starting 3 p.m. Pulled Pork Lunch Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bake Sale, jams, jellies, antiques and collectibles, art, vintage furniture, estate silver, plants, crafts, jewelry, and much more On State Road 26 in historic Melrose Read more

  • Women in the Outdoors Deer Hunt
    Friday, November 7, 2014

    Hunt dates: NOV. 7-9 or DEC. 5-7 / Location: Alachua County's Mill Creek Preserve We are looking for ladies with limited or no hunting experience, who would like to expand their knowledge and skills, through our safe and educational guided hunts. All hunters will be guided by a experienced female hunter If you have a youth, that would like to learn more about hunting, we will be hosting these hunts in conjunction with our youth hunts (located at Alachua County's River Styx and Balu Forest). Activities will begin on Friday afternoon on the shooting range, followed by a group cookout that evening. Saturday will involve a morning and afternoon hunt, with a fun activity in-between. We will hunt again, Sunday morning, before heading back home. Hunters must have a current Florida hunting license or mentor hunting license. Out-of-town hunters, please contact the hunt master to discuss lodging possibilities. For questions and more info, contact the hunt master: Missie Schneider (352) 316-0073 / gatorgobblers.nwtf@gmail.com Read more

  • American Legion Post 230, Hawthorne, Fla spaghetti dinner fundraiser
    Friday, November 7, 2014

    Who: American Legion Post 230, Hawthorne, Fla. What: a spaghetti dinner fundraiser to raise funds to support our community service programs. When: Friday, November 7th, 2014. Time: 4pm "til 7pm Where: American Legion Post 230 Hall, SR20, Hawthorne, Fla. Price: a $6.00 Donation is requested. Menu: Spaghetti, 3 sauces (plain, meat and vegetarian), Garlic Bread, Salad Bowl w./ dressings, Tea/Coffee/Water, Dessert. (Take out Available) Info: Call 352- 481--4483 for information or tickets. Read more

  • First United Methodist Church of Hawthorne old fashioned fall festiva
    Saturday, November 8, 2014

    First United Methodist Church of Hawthorne is having an old fashioned fall festival. November 8th, 2014 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. Handmade Crafts and jewelry, Bake sale, Chili, soup and hotdogs for lunch, yard sale United Methodist Men , United Methodist Women thrift store, silent auctions, kids activities and more. Come and join us for a fun filled day. Read more

  • Dudley Farm Historic State Park Kids Day
    Saturday, November 8, 2014

    Dudley Farm Historic State Park Kids Day - "Let's Dress Up! Nov.8 - 10 to 2 - 352-472-1142 $5. per car up to 8 occupants www.friendsofdudleyfarm.org Read more

  • Mind and Soul Lecture Series: “The Sound of Healing: Mind, Body, & Soul.” Professor James Jenkins,
    Sunday, November 9, 2014

    Mind and Soul Lecture Series: “The Sound of Healing: Mind, Body, & Soul.” Professor James Jenkins, Affiliate Professor with UF Fine Arts Music Program Event Date:November 9th 5:00 pm Additional Info:Mind and Soul Lecture Series: November 9th, 5:00 pm. “The Sound of Healing: Mind, Body, & Soul.” Professor James Jenkins, Affiliate Professor with UF Fine Arts Music Program. Free and open to the public. We invite all to stay for a Taize (tah-ZAY) worship service following each lecture. Ecumenical and open to all faiths, the candlelit, meditative services are centered around music, prayer and silence to quiet the mind, open the heart and feed the soul. Kanapaha Presbyterian Church, 6221 SW 75th Terrace, 352-378-9080, www.kanapaha.net Read more

  • 1st Annual FAMU/BCU Pre-Classic Tailgate Party, "The Classic Starts in Gainesville"
    Friday, November 14, 2014

    Event Name: 1st Annual FAMU/BCU Pre-Classic Tailgate Party, "The Classic Starts in Gainesville" Event Date: Friday, November 14th Additional Info: 1st Annual FAMU/BCU Pre-Classic Tailgate Party "The Classic Starts in Gainesville" Friday, November 14, 2014 8 p.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Senior Recreation Center Hosted by: FAMU & BCU Price: $15 Wear your HBCU clothing. Refreshments will be served and entertainment provided. Read more

  • American Legion Post 230 Breakfast
    Saturday, November 22, 2014

    Breakfast American Legion Post 230 20370 SE Hawthorne Rd Hawthorne, Fl Saturday, November 22nd 7:3o-11:00 am Eggs, grits, meat, sausage gravy, hash browns , OJ, Coffee $6.00 Read more

  • Newberry Garden Club's Soup and Dessert Fundraiser
    Saturday, November 22, 2014

    Newberry Garden Club's Soup and Dessert Fundraiser Sat. Nov. 22nd from 6 to 8pm at the Methodist Church in Newberry (next to Hardee's) All proceeds support Newberry High School's Scholarship Programs. Donation $8. per person, $15. per couple. for information ~ 352-472-2517 Read more

  • A.W.A.K.E. of North Florida Holiday Gathering and Open House
    Wednesday, December 3, 2014

    A.W.A.K.E. of North Florida (Alert, Well, and Keeping, Energetic) Support group open to all individuals, with disorders of sleep and sleep disordered breathing, along with any of their interested families and friends: Invites All To: "Their Winter Support Meeting" Presenting Their: Holiday Gathering and Open House with Special Guest Also if the time of the Holiday Season moves you, please bring an unwrapped gift so we can spread some Holiday Cheer to those in the community who may be in need of some needed Holiday Cheer. Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 6:00 PM At the location of: Paramount Plaza Hotel and Conference Center 2900 SW 13th Street Gainesville, Florida Refreshments served and provided For Information and or to: R.S.V.P. contact 352-213-8991 or awakeofnorthflorida@hotmail.com Read more

  • Women in the outdoors Deer Hunt
    Friday, December 5, 2014

    Hunt dates: NOV. 7-9 or DEC. 5-7 / Location: Alachua County's Mill Creek Preserve We are looking for ladies with limited or no hunting experience, who would like to expand their knowledge and skills, through our safe and educational guided hunts. All hunters will be guided by a experienced female hunter If you have a youth, that would like to learn more about hunting, we will be hosting these hunts in conjunction with our youth hunts (located at Alachua County's River Styx and Balu Forest). Activities will begin on Friday afternoon on the shooting range, followed by a group cookout that evening. Saturday will involve a morning and afternoon hunt, with a fun activity in-between. We will hunt again, Sunday morning, before heading back home. Hunters must have a current Florida hunting license or mentor hunting license. Out-of-town hunters, please contact the hunt master to discuss lodging possibilities. For questions and more info, contact the hunt master: Missie Schneider (352) 316-0073 / gatorgobblers.nwtf@gmail.com Read more

  • Mind and Soul Lecture Series: “Stepping In and Stepping Out – The Contemplative/Reflective Practice
    Sunday, December 14, 2014

    Event Name:Mind and Soul Lecture Series: “Stepping In and Stepping Out – The Contemplative/Reflective Practice of the Labyrinth” Rev. Kathryn Mclean, Veriditas Certified Advanced Labyrinth Facilitator Event Date:December 14th 5:00 pm Additional Info:Mind and Soul Lecture Series: December 14th, 5:00 pm. “Stepping In and Stepping Out – The Contemplative/Reflective Practice of the Labyrinth” Rev. Kathryn Mclean, Veriditas Certified Advanced Labyrinth Facilitator. Free and open to the public. We invite all to stay for a Taize (tah-ZAY) worship service following each lecture. Ecumenical and open to all faiths, the candlelit, meditative services are centered around music, prayer and silence to quiet the mind, open the heart and feed the soul. Kanapaha Presbyterian Church, 6221 SW 75th Terrace, 352-378-9080, www.kanapaha.net Read more

  • Private Camellia Garden Day
    Sunday, December 14, 2014

    Event Name:Private Camellia Garden Day Event Date:December 14, noon - 4 p.m. Additional Info:Visit the private garden of the nation's top camellia exhibitor. Almost 1500 camellia bushes including many unusual varieties only seen in a few gardens. 202 Mason Road, Melrose, FL. Potted camellias will be available for purchase. Tickets are $5 at the entrance and benefit the Melrose Library Association. 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

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