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Our Community Events

  • Friday Family Friendly Karaoke
    Friday, April 7, 2017

    Come join us for Friday Family Friendly Karaoke Featuring KJ "Cowboy Mike" Powers In the fellowship hall on the 1st Friday of each month (except as noted below *) at the: Newberry United Methodist Church P.O. Box 475 248455 W Newberry Road Newberry, FL 32669 352-472-4005 Group Song: 'Easter Bonnet" Cost: Please tip the Karaoke Disk Jockey No time for supper? We will have food, coffee, & snacks for you! Or bring your own snacks or non-alcoholic beverages to share! 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Mark your calendars! 4/7/2017-5/12/2017* - 6/2/2017-7/7/2017* - 8/4/2017-9/8/2017* - 10/6/2017-11/3/2017 - 12/1/2017-1/5/2018 - 2/2/2018-3/2/2018 - 4/6/2018 Read more

  • Friday Family Friendly Karaoke
    Friday, July 7, 2017

    Come join us for Friday Family Friendly Karaoke Featuring "Cowboy Mike" Powers In the Fellowship Hall on the 1st Friday of each month (except as noted below *) at the: Newberry United Methodist Church P.O. Box 475 248455 W Newberry Road Newberry, FL 32669 (352) 472-4005 Group Song: This Land Is Your Land Cost: Please tip the Karaoke Disk Jockey All ages invited: No church affiliation needed 7:00p.m. to 10:00 p.m. No time for supper?? We will have food, coffee, & snacks for you! Or bring your own snacks or non-alcoholic beverages to share! Patriotic picnic. Mark your calendars! 7/7/17 - 8/4/17 - 9/8/27* - 10/6/17 - 11/3/17 - 12/1/17 - 1/5/18 - 2/2/18 - 3/2/18 - 4/6/18 - 5/3/18 - 6/1/18 - 7/6/18 Read more

  • 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 – 7/6/2018 - 8/3/2018 – 9/7/2018 Read more

  • Shell Elementary School weekly news letter
    Wednesday, January 17, 2018

    Shell Elementary School weekly news letter Please see attached flyers Read more

  • Hawthorne Branch Library - Computer Club: Google CS First
    Wednesday, February 21, 2018

    Computer Club: Google CS First Wednesdays, Feb 21, 28, Mar 7, 14, 21, 28 4:00pm - 5:30pm Hawthorne Branch Meeting Room Use the computer to design your own stories, create and share your own animations, and learn how technology is used in the film and media industry. Club will meet weekly with grades 4 through 8 student club members. All skill levels welcome. Google CS First is a free program that increases student access and exposure to computer science (CS) education. Read more

  • Dudley Farm Historic State Park presents "The Reconstruction Era"
    Friday, February 23, 2018

    Dudley Farm Historic State Park presents "The Reconstruction Era" Step back in time as living historians bring to life 1868, a difficult time in Florida following the Civil War. Feb. 23 & 24 9:00am to 4:00pm $5. per car with up to 8 occupants. 18730 W. Newberry Road. Newberry Read more

  • Workout on Waterfront!
    Saturday, February 24, 2018

    This event consists of a 5k run, kayak race and repurpose-it-regatta to raise funds for an aquarium and 2018 International Coastal Clean-up. The regatta has folks build boats out of marine debris. We want to educate participants and the community of UF and Cedar Key how important it is not to use plastics. Workout on Waterfront will be held in Cedar Key on February 24, 2018. A silent auction and lunch will be held as well. *Please see the attached flyer for more information!* Read more

  • World's Greatest Baby Shower
    Saturday, February 24, 2018

    14th Annual JESSE "SAM" BUTZ WORLD'S GREATEST BABY SHOWER Free admission! Doors open at 9:00 a.m. 20 plus exhibitors Educational Sessions starting at 9:30 a.m. 30 minute Sessions with 15 minute breaks to visit with exhibitors Date: Saturday, February 24th 2018 ***New Location: Westwood Middle School, 3215 NW 15th Avenue, Gainesville, FL*** 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Call 352-284-6596 for more info! Prize Giveaways: Car Seats, Pack and Plays, Gift Cards & Other Baby Related Items Read more

  • Hawthorne Branch Library - Tools to Quit Tobacco
    Saturday, February 24, 2018

    Tools to Quit Tobacco Saturday, February 24 2:00pm - 4:00pm Hawthorne Branch Meeting Room This program developed by ex-smokers will provide you with valuable tools that you need to quit tobacco. These tool include: Talking about what triggers you to smoke, dip, or chew. Specific ways to deal with withdrawal symptoms. Creating a quit plan that works for you. Up to four FREE weeks of nicotine patches, gum, or lozenges. Pre-Registration is required. Please call 866-341-2730 to reserve your spot today! Presented by the Tobacco Free Florida AHEC Cessation Program and Suwannee River Area Health Education Center. Read more

  • One-Act Play Festival
    Thursday, March 1, 2018

    Event Name: One-Act Play Festival Event Date: March 1 and 2 Additional Info: Two Nights Only The Buchholz Players present two nights of one-act plays March 1 and 2, 2018 at 7 pm. On Thursday March 1, the Buchholz Players present a night of student-written and directed one-act plays: The World Before Dawn by Buchholz graduate Morgan Lamerson, directed by Grace Lamerson; A Poet’s Dream by Buchholz student Campbell Mitchell, directed by Barry-Suzanne Collins and Aria Terricola; and The Longest Road by Buchholz student Isabella Hernandez, directed by Laine Enholm, and Emily Sampson. On Friday, March 2, four one-act plays will be presented. Student directors Rachel Freeman, Mikayla Uman and Jessy Zhang present Check Please Take 1, Check Please: Take 2 and Check Please: Take 3, three variations on blind dates by Jonathan Rand. Painted Rain, by Janet Allard, directed by Buchholz student Skylar Wilkes, explores the relationship between two boys in an orphanage on the verge of being separated by adoption. Productions are at Buchholz High School, 5510 NW 27th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32606, at 7 p.m. both evenings. Tickets are $8. These are going to be great shows–be there and bring your friends! Read more

  • Hawthorne Branch Library - Storytime
    Thursday, March 1, 2018

    Storytime Thursdays, March 01; 08; 15; 22; 29 10:30am - 11:10am Hawthorne Branch Meeting Room Interactive storytime with literature-based fingerplay art music and puppetry for people identifying with aged five and under and their caretakers. Read more

  • Hawthorne Branch Library - Computer Class for Seniors
    Thursday, March 1, 2018

    Computer Class for Seniors Mondays, March 05; 12; 19; & 26 11:30am - 1:30pm Hawthorne Branch Meeting Room Wallace Russell leads seniors through the basics of computer usage. Bring your computer questions and enjoy this 6 week course. Ages 55+ Space is limited: Registration is required. Read more

  • Alachua County Public Schools Job Fair
    Thursday, March 1, 2018

    Alachua County Public Schools High Needs Schools Teacher Job Fair! Are you passionate about helping children? Do you want to make a difference? Thursday, March 1, 2018 3pm - 5pm Administration Board Room 620 East University Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601 Pre-Register! Visit nunntm@gm.sbac.edu or call 352.955.7039 Interviewing Schools; Alachua Elementary, Duval Early Learning, Idywild Elementary, Lake Forest Elementary, Metcalfe Elementary, Rawlings Elementary, Terwilliger Elementary, Williams Elementary *District Contracts Offered *On-site Interviews *Certified Assistance *Employee Benefits Information Contact Human Resources; 352.955.7727 Read more

  • Hawthorne Branch Library - Book Club
    Thursday, March 1, 2018

    Book Club Thursday, March 01 5:30pm - 6:45pm Hawthorne Branch Meeting Room Join the Bookish Sort Book Club for fun food and lively discussions! All are welcome! Even if you haven't read this month's selection join us to see if the book is to your liking: Mar 1 A Man Called Ove: A Novel by Fredrick Backman will be discussed. Read more

  • 2018 Bradford Sporting Clays Classic - Boy Scouts of America
    Friday, March 2, 2018

    2018 Bradford Sporting Clays Classic March 2-3, 2018 Rain or Shine Phone 352-448-1062 Fax 352-484-1571 Register now online at: www.sportingclaysclassic.org **Please see attached flyer** Read more

  • 5th Annual Bees By The Bay
    Saturday, March 3, 2018

    5th Annual Bees By The Bay Date: March 3, 2018 Additional Info: Free community event from 10-3:00pm at 303 Hwy 26 in downtown historic Melrose. Sonsored by the Mossman Foundation and Gallery 26. The event focuses on education, art, and all types of handcrafted products inspired by the Honey Bee. Bee Bop to follow at 8:00pm featuring "Crooked Counsel," $10 cover Read more

  • Hawthorne Branch Library - Computer Club with Google CS First
    Wednesday, March 7, 2018

    Computer Club with Google CS First Wednesdays, March 07; 14; 21; & 28 4:00pm - 5:30pm Ages 4th through 8th grade students Hawthorne Branch Meeting Room Discover computer science and coding with Scratch while having fun with club members. Create and share your own digital stories! Use the computer to design your own stories, create and share your own animations, and learn how technology is used in the film and media industry. All skill levels welcome. Space is limited: registration is required. Read more

  • Hawthorne Branch Library - Yoga Stretch
    Thursday, March 8, 2018

    Yoga Stretch Thursdays, March 08; 15; 22; 29 5:55pm - 6:55pm Hawthorne Branch Meeting Room Feel more confident in a stronger more flexible body! Caroline Anaya MS certified Ayurvedic Yoga (ancient practice) YogaFit (Yoga for the fitness industry) & 200-hr Yoga Alliance. 21 Years' experience teaching Yoga. Read more

  • Melrose Event - Multi-Market Sale
    Saturday, March 10, 2018

    Plz alert the masses about this event. My 2nd year to help get rid of stuff and make some $$! Old fashioned swap meet! Always donate space $$ to a charity. This one specifically for wife of Mark Jacoby. Well known blues harmonica player!! Melrose homegrown!! Taken too soon! Celebration of life at Mossman after my event 3-7. Ty for sharing Please see attached flyer Read more

  • Hawthorne Branch Library - Explore Identity: Discover women from history and celebrate YOURSELF!
    Tuesday, March 13, 2018

    Explore Identity: Discover women from history and celebrate YOURSELF! Tuesday, March 13 3:30pm - 4:45pm Ages 7-17 Hawthorne Branch Meeting Room Discover yourself during Women's History Month by creating your own Who Is? book craft. Explore women's history with the Who Was? series during Women's History month. Then on March 13 write & illustrate your own miniature version describing yourself! List proud achievements and identify goals you have. Read more

  • Hawthorne Branch Library -Build-A-Space for Teens
    Thursday, March 15, 2018

    Build-A-Space for Teens Thursday, March 15 3:00pm - 4:00pm Hawthorne Branch Meeting Room Teens ages 10 - 18 can join us for an afternoon of building and creating! Using library materials such as K-nex, Legos, Amaze'N' Marbles, Quibits, Q-BA-Maze and more, teens can have fun and make new friends. Read more

  • Hawthorne Branch Library - AARP Foundation Tax Aide
    Saturday, March 17, 2018

    AARP Foundation Tax Aide Saturday, March 17 1:00pm - 4:30pm Hawthorne Branch Meeting Room Certified AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers provide FREE income tax preparation for people with low and middle income with special attention to those age 60 and older. Taxpayers will be served on a first come first served basis. Please arrive at least ONE HOUR prior to closing. Read more

  • Alachua Car Show
    Saturday, March 17, 2018

    Saturday, March 17, 2018 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Shop, Dine, and Look! 2nd Annual Alachua Car Show Exotic, Classic, Import, & Hotrods! Dine in our restaurants, shop for unique gifts, antiques, clothing, and more. Located in beautiful Downtown Alachua Florida. Swap meet and Manufacturers Row! Come out & join the fun! Participants Register Online. Music, Food, Kids activities, & more! 352-275-6483 for more info. Read more

  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2811 - Welcome Home Veterans
    Saturday, March 24, 2018

    POST 2811 1150 NE Waldo road Hello, I am with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2811 located here in Gainesville. We are putting on a "Welcome Home Veterans" event on Saturday, March 24th from 10am till 6pm at our Post on Waldo Rd. The purpose of the event is to give the local community the opportunity to tell our Veterans welcome home and to say thank you for your service. We are having guest speakers (the Mayor of Gainesville; a WW2 veteran and others) vendors, live music, a motorcycle ride-in (Rolling Thunder, American Legion Riders) and a car show. We would like to extend an invitation to you to be a part of this event. We have some time slots left for speakers or you could purchase an ad in our keepsake program. You or your company might like to be a vendor at the event. Maybe you have an idea that would be great to add to the event. Any help in this endeavor would be most appreciated. Thank you in advance for your help. The person to contact for info is: David Bickford 352-727-2408 sailboat6960@yahoo.com Please see attached Read more

  • Easter Eggstravaganza
    Saturday, March 24, 2018

    Easter Eggstravaganza is a fundraising event supporting the Florida Baptist Children's Home. The event is on March 24, 2018 from 1-4PM featuring single and combo bounce houses, inflatable slides, 80 foot inflatable relays, carnival games, pictures with Alberta, a 1,000+ Easter Egg Hunt, silent auction, crafts, concessions, and much more. The Florida Baptist Children's Home is a nonprofit organization that provides safe, stable, Christian homes to orphaned children. They also have services such as foster care, adoption, emergency services, compassion ministries, and Brave Moms service. They are committed to helping One More Child; Last year alone, they served more than 74,000 children. Easter Eggstravaganza will take place at Grace Baptist Church (7100 NW 39th Ave. Gainesville, FL 32606). The Egg Hunt will be at 2PM and pictures with Alberta will be from 2-3PM. We are hoping to have around 300 people attend the event and raise $1,000 for the Children's Home Society. Read more

  • Hawthorne Branch Library - Legal Concerns of a Small Business Startup
    Saturday, March 24, 2018

    Legal Concerns of a Small Business Startup Saturday, March 24 2:00pm - 4:00pm Hawthorne Branch Meeting Room Are you thinking about starting your own small business, but puzzled by all of the licenses, forms and processes involved? Join SCORE for this workshop for Small Business Startups! This workshop will focus on aspects of starting your business that may involve Federal, State or local government, and help you to understand what you must do, when, and in what order to do it. The presenter is Don Gorenberg an experienced retail business owner, Chairman Emeritus of the local SCORE chapter, and an attorney. Mr. Gorenberg has experience with Real Estate, Rental Services and Leasing Read more

  • Hawthorne Branch Library - Tools to Quit Tobacco
    Tuesday, March 27, 2018

    Tools to Quit Tobacco Tuesday, March 27 5:00pm - 7:00pm Hawthorne Branch Meeting Room This program developed by ex-smokers will provide you with valuable tools that needed to quit tobacco. These tools include: Talking about what triggers you to smoke, dip, or chew. Specific ways to deal with withdrawal. Up to four FREE weeks of nicotine patches, gum, or lozenges. Pre-Registration is required. Please call 866-341-2730 to reserve your spot! Presented by the Tobacco Free Florida AHEC Cessation Program and Suwannee River Area Health Education Center. Read more

  • Hawthorne Branch Library - Teen Movie Matinee: Enjoy a movie at the Library
    Thursday, March 29, 2018

    Teen Movie Matinee: Enjoy a movie at the Library Thursday, March 29 3:00pm - 5:00pm Hawthorne Branch Meeting Room Join us for an afternoon movie selected for teens. However, all ages may attend our movie matinee! Read more

  • Huge Flea Market & Bake Sale
    Saturday, April 7, 2018

    Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 16'x16' spaces available outside $15 each space. Sign up now! Fundraiser sponsored by : American Legion Auxiliary Unit 230 @ American Legion Post 230 20370 East Hawthorne Road (SR20) Hawthorne, FL 32640 The American Legion Auxiliary will offer a sausage gravy biscuit breakfast as well as hot dogs, chili dogs, or slaw dogs with chips and drinks for lunch For more information, call (352) 481-4483 Read more

  • Keep Alachua County Beautiful Hosts A Clean Your Block Party
    Saturday, April 7, 2018

    ALACHUA COUNTY, FL- Keep Alachua County Beautiful (KACB) will hold its 25th annual Great American Cleanup “Clean Your Block Party,” on Saturday, April 7. Come join us at Albert "Ray" Massey (Westside) Park, 1001 NW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL 32601. As in years past, we will provide supplies and you can choose a site or we can choose one for you. The event will run from 8 a.m. to noon. Individuals, businesses, groups and service organizations across Alachua County are invited to help beautify our community by removing invasive plant species, painting over graffiti, and picking up litter from our streets, parks, creeks and other public areas. As a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, Keep Alachua County Beautiful, an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, also needs sponsors for the GAC. KACB invites everyone to mark their calendars for this signature event and encourages you to visit kacb.org and pre-register your group or yourself. All volunteers and sponsors are invited to join us at a Thank You Party at noon on April 7 for food, entertainment, raffles and prizes, too. To register, become a sponsor, or for more information on other available dates for cleanup and beautification projects, please visit our website, kacb.org, or contact KACB at 352-371-9444 or greatamericancleanup.kacb@gmail.com. Read more

  • Alachua's Third Annual World Autism Day Celebration
    Saturday, April 7, 2018

    J&B Autism Adventures presents..... Alachua's Third Annual World Autism Day Celebration Join us as we lead the charge to promote and educate Autism awareness for World Autism Day in Alachua, Florida. Saturday, April 7, 2018* 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Skinner Field (15120 NW 141st Street) Alachua, Florida 32615 *In case of inclement weather, the event will be held on April 14, 2018 For sponsorship, booth or more information, please contact: J&B Autism Adventures AlachuaAutismAdventures@gmail.com (352) 792-7565 April is Autism Awareness Month! Read more

  • 4th Annual Tom Muff Memorial Car Show
    Saturday, April 21, 2018

    4th Annual Tom Muff Memorial Car Show April 21, 2018 Additional Info: 4th ANNUAL TOM MUFF MEMORIAL CAR SHOW: April 21st, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Holy Family Catholic Church, 17353 NE Hwy 27 Alt., Williston, FL. Registration from 8-10 a.m. Awards at 2:30 p.m. $15 pre-registration fee by April 13th and $20 the day of the show. All makes and models are welcome! Free admission and parking for general public. Food and beverages for purchase, door prizes, 50/50, Angel House Thrift Shop, yard sale and music by Big D. Top 25, Best of Show and People’s Choice Awards. Dash plaques for the first 50 registered. For more information contact Roberta at 352-528-5100 or devlin@embarqmail.com. Download registration flyer at http://holy-family-church.org/carshow.htm. Read more

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