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  • FREE ADOPTION AT THE ALACHUA COUNTY SHELTER
    Friday, August 1, 2014

    NATIONAL COMPETITION – The ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge is a contest in which 50 shelters across the country compete to break their own records saving the lives of animals. Throughout the months of June, July and August 2014, each competing shelter must save more dogs, cats, puppies and kittens than they did during the same three months in 2013. Alachua County Animal Services, (3400 NE 53rd Avenue in Gainesville) is one of the 50 shelters chosen to participate. Grand prize is a $100,000 grant. We need to save approximately 2,500 dogs and cats during this time. WOW! FREE ADOPTIONS – During June, July, and August, all adoptions are free, and include spay/neuter, current vaccinations, Alachua County License, test for heartworms or feline leukemia, free first local vet visit, and a microchip. Adopt a pet – Save a life. *SEE ATTACHMENT FOR FULL DETAILS Read more

  • SIMED Health Series
    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

    Event Date:Wednesday Evenings Beginning September 3rd Additional Info:SIMED will be hosting a series of FREE educational seminars on various health topics at our 4343 Newberry Road location. Topics include back health, stroke and migraines. Weekly seminars are from 6-7 pm Wednesday evenings and presented by physicians. For more information visit SIMEDHealth.com Read more

  • Health Fair & Annual Membership Drive
    Wednesday, September 3, 2014

    Hawthorne Life Enrichment Center "Super Seniors on the Move Again" Health Fair & Annual Membership Drive September 3, 2014 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. @ City Hall Flu and Pneumonia Shots Available by Walgreens (must have Medicare card) Come and Join Us For: Health Wellness & Injury Protection Volunteerism & Intergenerational Programs Bingo/Exercise/Computer Classes Fun/Snacks/Fellowship "COMMUNITIES FOR A LIFETIME" Read more

  • FAMILY FRIENDLY KARAOKE
    Friday, September 5, 2014

    If you sing, come join us. If you don't sing, come listen. Archer United Methodist Church 7 - 10 pm 17121 SW 137th Lane, Archer Florida We always supply coffee and pizza. If you want, bring something to share or soda to drink Event Occurs first Friday night of each month FREE - open to the public If you feel so inclined, please tip the KJ who is providing his time and equipment to the community for this event FREE. Tonight we will have a children's movie too and dominoes. Read more

  • Alachua County Crisis Center
    Saturday, September 6, 2014

    Alachua County Crisis Center is seeking volunteers to become Crisis Line Counselors. Sixty hours of in-depth training are provided. This is an opportunity to impact the lives of fellow community members and to gain life-enhancing communication skills. The next training class begins Saturday, September 6, 2014. Please contact Jan Greene at 352/264-6782 or visit http://www.alachuacounty.us/Depts/CSS/CrisisCenter/Pages/Volunteer.aspx for information. Read more

  • Zumbathon Charity Event for Tri-County Community Resources, Inc
    Saturday, September 6, 2014

    Event Name:Zumbathon Charity Event for Tri-County Community Resources, Inc Event Date:Saturday, September 6, 2014 Additional Info:Zumbathon Charity event to Benefit Tri-County Resources, Inc on Saturday, Sept 6, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM at Tommy Usher Community Center, 506 SW 4th Ave, Chiefland, FL 32626. Hosted by Zumba instructor Sarah Beth Pergrossi. Everyone is invited regardless of age, gender or previous experience with Zumba Fitness! Entrance fee is by donation, with 100% of the proceeds going to TCCR. A Silent Auction will be held for many terrific items. Tri-County Community Resources (TCCR) is a collective group of organizations from Dixie, Levy and Gilchrist Counties that are working together to better serve the needs of our community by sharing our resources, experience and dedication with the Tri-County area. TCCR is currently working toward the opening of the new Tri-County REsource Center located in downtown Chiefland. We are dedicated to giving those in need a hand up instead of a hand out. The dream of this new resource will not be possible without your generous donation. Contact either Sarah Beth Pergrossi (352)443-2354 or Diana Child (352)493-4627 for more information. Read more

  • Meet and greet for foster parents
    Wednesday, September 10, 2014

    Meet and greet for foster parents Event Date:Sept. 10, and the 17 2014 Camelot Community Care Additional Info:Camelot Community Care Gainesville Foster Parent Recruitment 60 Second PSA Not all Superheroes possess superhuman powers and live in comic books. Do you love children & want to make a difference? Interested in becoming a foster parent or know someone who is? Check out Foster Parent Orientation September 10th 11:30-1:30 at Alachua County Library (Downtown) 401 East University Avenue, Gainesville. Or September 17th 11:30- 1:30 at United Way of North Central Florida, 6031 NW 1st Place, Gainesville. Please call Camelot Community Care at 352-671-7884 to RSVP Heroes only need a willingness to open their home and heart to children in need of a loving, safe and nurturing home. Be a hero in a child’s life; contact Camelot today at 352-671-7884 ### Event Contact: Mona Terry, 352-671-7884 ext 1005 mterry@camelotcommunitycare.org Karen Espenship, 352-671-7884 ext 1007 Media contact: Karis Turner, 727-593-0003 ext. 1524, kturner@camelotcommunitycare.org Read more

  • Gainesville Foster Parent Recruitment PSA
    Wednesday, September 10, 2014

    Additional Info:Camelot Community Care Gainesville Foster Parent Recruitment 30 Second PSA Do you love children & want to make a difference? Interested in becoming a foster parent or know someone who is? Check out Foster Parent Orientation September 10th 11:30-1:30 - Alachua County Library 401 East University Avenue, Gainesville. Or September 17th - United Way of North Central Florida, 6031 NW 1st Place, Gainesville. Please call Camelot Community Care at 352-671-7884 to RSVP Foster Children desperately need you! Contact Camelot today at 352-671-7884 ### Event Contact: Mona Terry, 352-671-7884 mterry@camelotcommunitycare.org Karen Espenship, 352-671-7884 kespenship@camelotcommunitycare.org Media contact: Karis Turner, 727-593-0003 ext. 1524, kturner@camelotcommunitycare.org Read more

  • Celebrate Catholic Education Auction and Dinner
    Friday, September 12, 2014

    Title: Celebrate Catholic Education Auction and Dinner Date: Friday, September 12, 2014 Time: 6:00pm Where: St. Francis Catholic High School Features: Dinner catered by Texas Roadhouse, assorted beverages, music provided by SFCHS students and a wide variety of Auction items. All proceeds benefit our Tuition Assistance Fund. Read more

  • American Legion Post #230 Fish Fry
    Friday, September 12, 2014

    American Legion Post #230 is having a Fish Fry on Friday, September 12, 2014, 4 to 7:00 PM at the post meeting hall at 20370 SE Hawthorne Road, Hawthorne, FL (Hwy 20W). Menu: Fried Fish, Baked Beans, Coleslaw, Hush Puppies, Grits, Dessert and Tea/Lemonade. Cost: $ 7.00 per plate (Take-Out Available) Public Is Invited For Further Information: (352) 481-4483 Read more

  • Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit
    Saturday, September 13, 2014

    Cedar Key is the venue for the Smithsonian Institution's traveling exhibit, September 13, 2014 thru October 19, 2014. Museum On Main Street (MOMS) is a partnership between the Smithsonian Institute and State humanities councils nationwide that serves small-town museums and their patrons. This is a one-of-a -kind access to Smithsonian exhibitions and educational humanities programs. Like all MOMS exhibitions, THE WAY WE WORKED was specifically designed for students and families to “Think About It”, “Let’s Talk About It”, “Let’s Listen” and “Let’s Watch” through visual displays as well as audio and view of video throughout the exhibition. The Cedar Key Historical Society Museum & the City of Cedar Key will host the Smithsonian traveling exhibit for six weeks from Sept 13-Oct 24, 2014. Cedar Key was chosen with only five other cities in Florida to host the Smithsonian Museum On Main Street exhibition. Cedar Key Library – Smithsonian Exhibit – “THE WAY WE WORKED” Cedar Key Historical Museum – “How We Worked Then & Now” Cedar Key Museum State Park *entry fee Cedar Key Aquaculture Association & University of Florida – IFAS Clam Farming Exhibit & Touch Tank. Read more

  • Book signing of "A grateful People - An Historical Account of the Founding of a Community"
    Saturday, September 13, 2014

    Book signing of "A grateful People - An Historical Account of the Founding of a Community" Event Date:Sept. 13, 2014 10:30-12 noon Additional Info: Please join Willie Marie Porter (92 year old aunt of Dr. Marie Herring) as she shares her amazing story of "A grateful People - An Historical Account of the Founding of a Community" …. ” A Grateful People chronicles the life of a place that broke through the challenges of the times to create a place of hope, where dreams of success became a reality with hard work and perseverance.” Mrs. Porter will have the books with her and will be signing them at Cone Park Library. 2841 East University Ave. Gainesville, FL 32641 (Lake Road Park). 10:30-12 noon. Thanking you in advance! Rev. Dr. Marie Herring Read more

  • :Book signing of "A grateful People - An Historical Account of the Founding of a Community"
    Saturday, September 13, 2014

    Book signing of "A grateful People - An Historical Account of the Founding of a Community" Event Date:Sept. 13, 2014 10:30-12 noon Additional Info: Please join Willie Marie Porter (92 year old aunt of Dr. Marie Herring) as she shares her amazing story of "A grateful People - An Historical Account of the Founding of a Community" …. ” A Grateful People chronicles the life of a place that broke through the challenges of the times to create a place of hope, where dreams of success became a reality with hard work and perseverance.” Mrs. Porter will have the books with her and will be signing them at Cone Park Library. 2841 East University Ave. Gainesville, FL 32641 (Lake Road Park). 10:30-12 noon. Thanking you in advance! Rev. Dr. Marie Herring Read more

  • Mind and Soul Lecture Series: "The Brain and Contemplation" Dr. Tom Foster
    Sunday, September 14, 2014

    Event Name:Mind and Soul Lecture Series: "The Brain and Contemplation" Dr. Tom Foster Event Date:September 14th Time: 5:00 pm Additional Info:Mind and Soul Lecture Series: September 14th, 5:00 pm. “The Brain and Contemplation” presented by Dr. Tom Foster, McKnight Chair for Age Related Memory Loss, UF McKnight Brain Institute 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

  • Waldo Historical Society Eight Annual Spaghetti Dinner
    Friday, September 19, 2014

    Waldo Baptist Church Family Life Center See Attached Flyers for details Read more

  • The Fourth Annual Sickle Cell Awareness Walk
    Saturday, September 20, 2014

    Name of Event: The Fourth Annual Sickle Cell Awareness Walk Date: Sept 20th 2014 @ 9am -1pm Location:The walk will start at Citizens Field on NE Waldo Road and end at the McPherson Recreational Complex. Read more

  • Camp Good Hope
    Saturday, September 27, 2014

    Children and teens who have experienced a loss are invited to attend Camp Good Hope and Teen Encounter grief support camps being held Saturday, September 27, at Bronson’s Black Prong Equestrian Center. There is no registration fee. For information or to refer a child, call Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast at 352-493-1181 or 866-642-0962. Read more

  • American Legion Post #230 FIsh Fry
    Saturday, September 27, 2014

    American Legion Post #230 is having a Fish Fry on September 27, 2014 from 3:30 to 6:30 pm at the post meeting hall at 20370 SE Hawthorne Road, Hawthorne, FL (Hwy 20W) Menu: Fried Fish, Chicken Fingers, French Fries, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Hushpuppies and condiments. Cost: $ 7.00 per plate (Take-Out is Available) Public Is Invited Read more

  • 4th Annual Gainesville Senior Health Fair
    Thursday, October 2, 2014

    Event Name:4th Annual Gainesville Senior Health Fair Event Date:Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 Additional Info:On Thursday, Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., stop by The Village (North Florida Retirement Village) for information from more than 50 senior-related vendors, free diagnostic services and seasonal vaccinations. The Village is located at 8000 NW 27th Blvd. Gainesville, FL 32606. For more information visit: www.Facebook.com/GainesvilleSeniorHealthFair Read more

  • 4th Annual Gainesville Senior Health Fair
    Thursday, October 2, 2014

    Event Name:4th Annual Gainesville Senior Health Fair Event Date:Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 Additional Info:On Thursday, Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., stop by The Village (North Florida Retirement Village) for information from more than 50 senior-related vendors, free diagnostic services and seasonal vaccinations. The Village is located at 8000 NW 27th Blvd. Gainesville, FL 32606. For more information visit: www.Facebook.com/GainesvilleSeniorHealthFair Read more

  • Trinity Festival
    Saturday, October 4, 2014

    Event Name:Trinity Festival Event Date:October 4, 2014 Additional Info:On Saturday October 4, 2014, the New Beginning Church of God by Faith, Sunday School Department is hosting a community event, Trinity Fest at the Copeland Community Park. The event will include games, inspirational speakers, singers, give-a-ways, door prizes, children's games, bounce houses and other activities. Everyone is welcome. Read more

  • 3rd Annual Arts and Crafts Fair
    Saturday, October 4, 2014

    Event Name:3rd Annual Arts and Crafts Fair Event Date:Saturday October 4th 8 a.m to 3 p.m Additional Info:This is our 3rd annual show all indoors. We will have a large variety of lovely handmade items ranging from artwork, crochet, wood carved items, jewelry and much, much more. This is sponsored by the Senior Recreational Center of Gainesville located on N. W. 34th Street across from the new super W-mart. Read more

  • American Legion Post #230 Huge Yard Sale and Bake Sale
    Saturday, October 4, 2014

    Huge Yard Sale and Bake Sale Saturday, October 4, 2014, 8:00am to 2:00pm Sponsored By: American Legion Auxiliary Unit 230, American Legion Post 230, 20370 East Hawthorne Road (SR 20), Hawthorne, FL 32640. 16 X 16 Outside Spaces available outside for $10.00 each space. Sign Up NOW!! American Legion Post 230 Will Offer Hot Dogs and Drinks for $ 1.00 each For More Information or to Reserve a Booth Call (352) 481-4483. Read more

  • Southeast Car Agency fundraiser to benefit the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches
    Saturday, October 4, 2014

    Sheriff Sadie Darnell and Southeast Car Agency will host a fundraiser to benefit the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches Saturday, October 4, 2014 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Donate your car, boat, RV, clothing, furniture, appliances, housewares, hardware, exercise equipment, office furniture, jewelry, antiques or cash. Donations will be accepted at Southeast Car Agency, 310 NE 39th Avenue in Gainesville. Bring your donation to the dealership on Saturday, October 4th or call 800-338-0377 for FREE pick up! Consider giving to make a difference in the lives of children served by Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches. Your donation is tax deductible. Warmly, Read more

  • Pink Party Zumbathon
    Saturday, October 4, 2014

    Event Name:Pink Party Zumbathon Additional Info:10:00 AM until noon, Old Town Elementary School Cafeteria, 221 SE 136th Ave, Old Town, FL 32680, Raffle tickets available for great prizes - no need to be present to win! Donations accepted in lieu of entrance fee, Proceeds benefit The American Cancer Society/Relay for Life of the Tri-Counties (Dixie, Gilchrist & Levy), No experience needed to enjoy a fun, calorie-burning workout in this Zumba Fitness class with Zumba instructor Sarah Beth Pergrossi & regional guests! Everyone is encouraged to dress as their Super Hero! More information with contact info listed above or at www.sarah238.zumba.com Read more

  • Mind and Soul Lecture Series: "Tightrope Walking: Balance and Boundaries in a Busy World." Linda Cal
    Sunday, October 12, 2014

    Event Name:Mind and Soul Lecture Series: "Tightrope Walking: Balance and Boundaries in a Busy World." Linda Callahan, Certified Professional Life Coach and Psychotherapist Event Date:October 12th 5:00 pm Additional Info:Mind and Soul Lecture Series: October 12th, 5:00 pm. "Tightrope Walking: Balance and Boundaries in a Busy World." Linda Callahan, Certified Professional Life Coach and Psychotherapist 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

  • 24th Alachua Main St Festival
    Sunday, October 19, 2014

    24th Alachua Main St Festival Event Date:Sunday, October 19th 2014 For more information please see attached flyer Read more

  • Sunny's Howl-A-Palooza to Benefit the March of Dimes
    Sunday, October 26, 2014

    Additional Info:Jonesville, FL -- On Sunday, October 26th, Sun Country Sports Center and the March of Dimes team up for “Sunny’s Howl-a-Palooza.” The 26th annual Halloween carnival will be held at Sun Country’s Jonesville facility from 3pm to 6pm. With all Sun Country employees and local supporters donating their time, all proceeds from “Sunny’s Howl-a-Palooza” will directly benefit the March of Dimes, the leading non-profit organization for pregnancy and baby health. The March of Dimes is dedicated to helping moms carry babies to full-term and to supporting treatments and technology that can prevent premature birth, birth defects and infant mortality. Sun Country will be accepting donations on behalf of the March of Dimes at the carnival. “Sunny’s Howl-a-Palooza” takes place at Sun Country’s 40,000 sq. ft. Jonesville location and features inside and outside activities including costume contests, haunted houses, train rides, bounce houses, raffle, carnival games, Sun Country’s Gym Bus, KidQuest, rock climbing, 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. Child-friendly costumes are welcomed and encouraged! The carnival is currently being sponsored by Davis Monk Financial Group at the Full Moon Level and by HOME Magazine and Haile Village Journal at the Spookiest Level . Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-purchased tickets will be available for a discounted rate. For more information, call 352.331.8773 or visit www.suncountrysports.com. For more information about the March of Dimes, visit www.marchofdimes.com. 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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