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  • Gainesville High Marching Band Fundraisers
    Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    GAINESVILLE – Gainesville High School’s Hurricane Marching Band will be one of 8 high school bands from around the United States to perform during the annual Cherry Blossom Festival parade this April in Washington, D.C. They just need some financial help to get there. “This is quite an honor. We are all very excited about this opportunity and we are trying to raise as much as we can to help offset the cost to the students,’’ said Steven Brooks, an organizer for the trip. “This is a chance to showcase our band and highlight the talented musicians we have here. We are the only high school band from the state of Florida who will be performing in the parade.’’ The Annual Cherry Blossom Festival parade, which will be held April 8th, runs for 10 blocks down Constitution Avenue in the nation’s capital and is one of the highlights of the four week festival. The parade is televised nationally. Brooks said the trip, from April 5-9, will cost $100,000 and he is hoping local businesses and organizations will be willing to help the band raise the money. The students will be holding several fundraising activities to help defray the costs. “One of the fundraisers we are doing is the Mile of Quarters. We are trying to collect enough quarters to fill a mile, which is $15,840. Actually, we will accept any change or currency,’’ Brooks said with a laugh. The Gainesville High marching band has a 80 year tradition of musical excellence. The band is a five time FMBC State Marching Band champion and a five time FMBC runner up. Donations can be dropped off at the Gainesville High School office after Jan. 2. The band has also started a Go Fund Me page at https://www.gofundme.com/ghsbandandguard. Donations can also be made to the group as a portion of orders from the Amazon Smile charity program. https://smile.amazon.com/ch/59-3388687. For more information, please contact Brooks at 863-604-1434 or via email at ghsbandnews@gmail.com. Read more

  • Basic Computer Class for Seniors
    Monday, January 23, 2017

    Basic Computer Class for Seniors Age Group(s): Seniors Date: Mondays 1/23 through 2/27 Start Time: 11:30 AM End Time: 1:30 PM Description: This 6 week long seminar is an Introduction to Basic Computing & Internet for Seniors. If you have your own laptop computer and would like to bring it to the class, you are welcome to bring it. Co-sponsored by the Hawthorne Life Enrichment Center and the City of Hawthorne, this seminar will make you comfortable using a computer before you know it! Please call 352-481-1920 for sign up: Must be registered to attend. Hawthorne Branch Library Alachua County Library District 352-481-1920 www.aclib.us/hawthorne Read more

  • P.K. Yonge's Spring Musical "The Drowsy Chaperon"
    Friday, February 17, 2017

    P.K. Yonge announces The Drowsy Chaperone as their annual spring musical! Running from February 17-25, The Drowsy Chaperone pays homage to musical comedies of the 1920s and is filled with music, laughs and quite a few surprises. For more information and to purchase tickets now visit www.pkyonge.ufl.edu Read more

  • Movie Night - "God's Not Dead 2"
    Sunday, February 19, 2017

    Movie Night at Oak Park Baptist Church "God's Not Dead 2" Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. God's Not Dead 2 - High school history teacher, Grace Wesley (Melissa Joan Hart), comes under fire for answering a student's (Hayley Orrantia) question about Jesus. When Grace refuses to apologize, the school board votes to suspend her and threatens to revoke her teaching certificate. Forced to stand trial to save her career, Grace hires young lawyer Tom Endler (Jesse Metcalfe) to defend her in court. Endler devises a powerful strategy to show the jury the historical significance of Wesley's classroom discussion. Children's Program and Childcare will be provided! The Oaks Church 4610 SW Archer Road Gainesville, FL 32608 (352) 372-2730 oakparkbaptistch@bellsouth.net All are welcome and free admission! www.oakparkbaptist.org Read more

  • Youth Fitness Hawthorne
    Monday, February 20, 2017

    Looking for a fitness program designed to empower youth with strength in the body, knowledge in the mind, and help create a ready, willing, and bale adult? Look no further! Open House February 20, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. Youth Fitness Hawthorne is Proven, Character Driven & Level Based For more information Contact Coach Sierra Carroll YFHawthorne@outlook.com (352) 481-3400 Check us out on Facebook! @YouthFitnessHawthorne Read more

  • Turning Point Fish or Fowl Dinner
    Friday, February 24, 2017

    Fish or Chicken Cheese Grits or Baked Potato Cole Slaw, Rolls, Dessert & Drink $9.00 donation "Eat-In" or "Carry-Out" 16750 NW 60th Street (Dairy Road or CR 341) Trenton, FL (4 miles north of Walgreens) Call 352 949-6501 or 352 493-0015 Read more

  • Pancake Supper
    Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday Celebration February 28th 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Holy Communion Episcopal Church 21810 SE 69th Avenue Hawthorne, FL DONATIONS -- to send children to camp Dine in or Take out Read more

  • Alachua County Community Support Services Open House
    Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    Alachua County Community Support Services Housing Programs Staff invites you to attend our second annual Open House, Wednesday, March 1, 2017 fro 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Alachua County Community Support Services Thomas Coward Auditorium 218 SE 24th Street Gainesville, FL We will be sharing information with the public about the various Affordable Housing Programs offered, such as SHIP Down Payment and Closing Cost Assistance and Home Repair Assistance Programs. This will also be a great opportunity for your agency to network with a variety of local Social Services and Housing providers. For more info about our Housing Programs please visit alachuacounty.us/depts/css/house/pages/housing.aspx Please RSVP by calling (352) 337-6284 or emailing SDays@alachuacounty.us no later than Friday, February 24, 2017 Tabling opportunities available - please RSVP Light refreshments will be served. Read more

  • Keep Alachua County Beautiful
    Saturday, March 4, 2017

    MEDIA RELEASE 2-16-17 Volunteers Take Action to Clean, Restore and Renew Alachua County ALACHUA COUNTY, FL- Keep Alachua County Beautiful (KACB) is holding its 25th annual Great American Cleanup at Albert “Ray” Massey (Westside) Park, 1001 NW 34th St., Gainesville, FL, 32605 from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 4. Individuals, businesses, groups and service organizations across Alachua County will unite to help beautify our community by removing invasive plant species, painting over graffiti, and picking up litter from our streets, parks and other public areas. Everyone is encouraged to “clean your block,” the theme of the 2017 Great American Cleanup. All volunteers are invited to join us at the Thank You Party at noon for food, entertainment and prizes. Breakfast will be available in the morning, too. The first 400 volunteers will also receive a free KACB t-shirt. Participants will be provided with all supplies needed for their projects. However, volunteers should wear closed-toe shoes and bring sunscreen, insect repellant and a personal water bottle. If you would like to register for the Great American Cleanup please fill out the form on our website: www.kacb.org/event- registration. For more information, contact Keep Alachua County Beautiful at 352-371-9444 or greatamericancleanup.kacb@ gmail.com Read more

  • MUSIC at Holy Trinity
    Saturday, March 4, 2017

    2016 - 2017 Season Sunday, March 12 at 4 P.M. Second Annual YOUNG ARTIST CONCERT This annual event showcases young talent from around the country, this season featuring University of Notre Dame undergraduate organ student Michael LeGrand. This concert is co-sponsored by the Gainesville Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. 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 www.holytrinitygnv.org Read more

  • Great American Cleanup
    Saturday, March 4, 2017

    The 2017 Great American Cleanup will be held at Albert “Ray” Massey (Westside) Park, 1001 NW 34th St., Gainesville, FL, 32605 from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 4. Volunteers are needed for litter pickup, planting and painting projects. Pre-register at kacb.org/event-registration or show up at 8 a.m. Supplies can be picked up in advance at 211 SW 4th Ave., Suite 1. Sponsored by Keep Alachua County Beautiful, kacb.org. Read more

  • Tire Roundup
    Saturday, March 4, 2017

    Tire Roundup Alachua County residents can bring up to four passenger vehicle tires, without rims, to Albert “Ray” Massey (Westside) Park, 1001 NW 34th St., Gainesville, FL, 32605 from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 4, for disposal at no charge. Sponsored by Keep Alachua County Beautiful, kacb.org. Read more

  • Free Confidential Paper Recycling
    Saturday, March 4, 2017

    Free Confidential Paper Recycling Residents and businesses can recycle office paper and shred confidential paper for no charge at Albert “Ray” Massey (Westside) Park, 1001 NW 34th St., Gainesville, FL, 32605 from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 4. Sponsored by Keep Alachua County Beautiful, kacb.org. Read more

  • Safe Medication Disposal
    Saturday, March 4, 2017

    Safe Medication Disposal Residents can dispose of over-the-counter medications and unwanted pharmaceuticals for no charge at Albert “Ray” Massey (Westside) Park, 1001 NW 34th St., Gainesville, FL, 32605 from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 4. Sponsored by Keep Alachua County Beautiful, kacb.org. Read more

  • Household Hazardous Waste Collection
    Saturday, March 4, 2017

    Household Hazardous Waste Collection Alachua County residents can bring their household hazardous waste (paints, pool chemicals, pesticides, fluorescent lamps, batteries, etc.) to Albert “Ray” Massey (Westside) Park, 1001 NW 34th St., Gainesville, FL, 32605 from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 4. No commercial HHW will be accepted. Sponsored by Keep Alachua County Beautiful, kacb.org. Read more

  • Gainesville Elks Lodge BBQ Charity Fundraiser
    Saturday, March 4, 2017

    The Gainesville Elks Lodge is having another of its' charity fundraising BBQ's. This BBQ will be held at the Elks Lodge, 2424 NW 23rd Blvd on Saturday, March 4th, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. til 1:00 p.m. Any profits from this fundraiser go towards our major projects in Florida, the Children's Youth Camp and our mobile therapy units. The tickets are $8.00 each and that includes a generous serving of pork or 1/2 a chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, etc. Please come and bring a friend. Take a box lunch home or eat in. Read more

  • Tedd Arnold Book Sale and Book Signing
    Saturday, March 4, 2017

    Tedd Arnold, children's author and illustrator, will be signing his books and reading his stories at the Melrose Pulblic Library on Saturday, March 4 at 2 p.m. Children will also meet Dirty Gert and construct an "Edible Dirt" project. A selection of titles including some of his classics such as various Fly Guy books and No Jumping on the Bed will be for sale. The Melrose Library Association is sponsoring the program and proceeds will support various activities at the Melrose Library. Read more

  • Spring Festival and Vendor's Fair
    Saturday, March 11, 2017

    Spring Festival and Vendor's Fair Date: March 11, 2017 First Name: Doris Last Name: Tellado-Gonzalez Email: dtellado@peds.ufl.edu Phone: (352) 322-0441 Additional Info: Join us for a fun and informational event for children and young adults with disabilities and their families. We’ll have information from numerous community programs and businesses. There will be music, snacks, arts and crafts, face painting, door prizes and lots of fun for all! Read more

  • Summer Activities Fair - Westwood Middle School Cafeteria
    Saturday, March 11, 2017

    Parents please join us for this free event to check out some options in our community for your children’s summer activities. This fair hosts over 25-30 vendors in our community under one roof. What a great way to gather summer activity information and have the ability to ask individual vendors questions all in one place at one time. Read more

  • First Baptist Church in High Springs - A FAMILY FUN AUCTION
    Saturday, March 11, 2017

    HIGH SPRINGS, FL (FEBRUARY 14, 2017) – First Baptist Church of High Springs will host a free live auction event with high value items sold to benefit the church’s children’s ministries. Hundreds of items from local Alachua county residents will be sold live to the highest bidder at the church campus located at 20112 N US Highway 441, High Springs. The Saturday March 11, 2017 event auctioneered by MW Auctions Co. will be an entertaining family friendly event starting at 1:00pm. Children are welcome at the event and food will be available for purchase. A Preview will be held on Friday, March 10th from 4:00-7:00pm to view all items. Those wishing to participate through bidding must preregister for the event at the Preview or before the event begins Saturday morning beginning at 10:00am. First Baptist Church of High Springs’ Children’s Ministries provides support and local events for youth ages 0-18 through education, sports and community outreach. For more information on the children’s ministries or to donate items to the auction, call the church office at 386-454-1505. Read more

  • Run for Haven
    Saturday, March 11, 2017

    Run for Haven March 11, 2017 @ 4:30 Race begins on W. Newberry Rd. And 128th St. Join us for a 5k and 10K run/walk costume contest, live music, food, drinks, expo booths and more! Register online through March 8 at www.RunForHaven.org. Beginning March 9, you will only be able to register the day of the event starting at 2:30pm. Packet pick-up on March 10 at Fluid Lounge from 4-7:00 pm For more information contact Kristen Campomizzi at klcampomizzi@havenhospice.org Read more

  • 30th Annual Puttin' on the Ritz
    Saturday, March 11, 2017

    Save the Date Davis Gainesville Automotive along with Exactech is proud to present the 30th Annual Puttin' on the Ritz A Black-Tie Affair Saturday, March 11, 2017 7-11 p.m. UF Hilton Conference Center Benefiting Children's Home Society A Keith Watson Production Read more

  • Beginning Computer classes for Seniors
    Monday, March 13, 2017

    Beginning Computer classes for Seniors Co-sponsored by Communities For A Lifetime, Hawthorne Life Enrichment Center, Inc. and Hawthorne Branch Library Beginning 13 March 2017 for a 6 week period These classes will be held at Hawthorne Library from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. on the following Mondays March 13, 20, 27 and April 3, 10, 17 to register call 352-481-1920 Read more

  • The Waldo Historical Society -spaghetti dinner
    Friday, March 17, 2017

    The Waldo Historical Society invites you to a spaghetti dinner March 17, 2017 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Family Life Center at the Waldo Baptist Church in Waldo on Waldo Road. Tickets in advance $6.00 call Penny Dodd 352-468-1910 or Linda Vlacos 352-376-1203 Tickets at the door $7.00 menu - spaghetti, garden salad, garlic toast, dessert and a drink. An extra added bonus Book signing by Waldo writers "Waldo Wisdon" by Ben Campen and "The Tenth Mile" by Mary Sue Holton. Read more

  • Trenton's Tenth Annual Suwannee Valley Quilt Festival
    Saturday, March 18, 2017

    Trenton's tenth annual Suwannee Valley Quilt Festival, Florida's only outdoor quilt show and sale, will be held Saturday, March 18, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the picturesque town of Trenton, Florida. Located in north central Florida just 20 miles west of Gainesville, Trenton will be festooned with quilts flying from shops, businesses, and government buildings up and down Main Street and beyond. Trenton is also home to the Florida Quilt Trail and the Florida Quilt Museum. Hundreds of Quilts from dozens of participating Florida Quilt Groups can be viewed inside and outside Trenton's historic buildings. The Quilt Museum, located on Main Street just south of the historic Railroad Depot, hosts many beautiful displays of antique and art quilts. In addition to Quilts, the destival features over sixty Old Time Crafters, Antique Dealers, a variety of Quilt and Craft Demonstrations, Good Food and Music plus Antique Cars and Tractors. Local performers will provide musical entertainment at the Depot and along Main Street. For more information about the festival, visit us on Facebook, go to the Festival website www.TrentonQuiltFestival.com, or contact the Suwannee Valley Quilt Shoppe, (352) 463-3842 Read more

  • Charles Berg 50th Anniversary
    Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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  • The Amazing Give
    Wednesday, March 29, 2017

    https://www.theamazinggive.org Over 70 nonprofit are signed up to participate. The Amazing Give will raise money for local nonprofits through a single online donation platform, providing a simple way to connect donors to the charitable causes they care about most and encourage them to take action. One of the pillars of the Community Foundation of North Central Florida’s mission is to promote and sustain philanthropy in our community. This 24-hour online fundraising effort hosted by the Community Foundation of North Central Florida with the help of sponsors, will offer our area of nonprofits the chance to raise funds to support their critical missions. Read more

  • Oak Park Baptist Church Kids Sports K - 5th Grades
    Thursday, March 30, 2017

    KICKBALL Epic Sports Ministries March 30th - May 4th Thursdays 6:00pm - 7:30pm K - 5th grades Contact today to sign up 352-372-2730 Please see attached pdf. file Read more

  • Oak Park Baptist Church SPORTS
    Friday, March 31, 2017

    KICKBALL Epic Sports Ministries Fridays - March 31st - May 5th 6th - 12th grades Contact today to sign up 352-372-2730 Please see attached pdf. file Read more

  • March for Babies
    Saturday, April 1, 2017

    Walking together for stronger, healthier babies - March for Babies April 1, 2017 Read more

  • PLANT EXPO
    Saturday, April 8, 2017

    PLANT EXPO Saturday, April 8th. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 17010 W. Newberry Rd. Newberry. The Persimmon Farm. 7 mi. west of I75. Newberry Garden Club’s annual fund raiser to support community projects and scholarships. Reasonable prices for flowers of all kinds, bulbs, shrubs, trees, fruit trees & vegetable plants. Hotdogs, drinks and yard associated craft vendors. For directions or info: 352-472-3928 Read more

  • Run The Good Race
    Saturday, April 8, 2017

    2nd Annual "Run the Good Race" 5KWalk/Run and 10K Run to generate awareness and support for Syrian and Iraqi Refugee Crisis Saturday, April 8th, 2017 begins at 8AM Starts and finishes at NFRMC Cancer Center, chip-timed race Hosted by Drs Peter and Kathy Sarantos and WorldHelp Register at: www.rungoodrace.com For more information, contact Carol Ellis at officemanager@myalliancepediatrics.com Read more

  • ViVA! Hollywood
    Saturday, April 8, 2017

    ViVA! Hollywood April 8, 2017 @ 5:30pm Rembert Farms, Alachua Music and entertainment, Awards Show-themed dinner by Blue Water Bay Gaming, Live and Silent Auctions, After Party All proceeds from ViVA! 2017 benefit unreimbursed patient care, programs and services provided by Haven Hospice. For tickets, auction, or sponsorship opportunities, contact Kristen Campomizzi at 352-271-4665 or klcampomizzi@havenhospice.org. For more information, visit vivameanslife.org Read more

  • 44th Annual Rose Show, Gainesville Rose Society
    Saturday, April 22, 2017

    The Gainesville Rose Society presents its 44th Rose Show, "See Your Garden THROUGH ROSE COLORED GLASSES" April 22 from 1 to 4 p.m., at , First Christian Church, 3411 NW 83rd St.,Gainesville, across from Santa Fe Community College. See hundreds of specimen roses, many arrangements, and exhibit of prize winning rose photos. Master Rosarians will be on hand to answer questions and explain how easy it is to grow beautiful roses. Potted roses for sale! Visit us at gainesvillerosesociety.org. Entries in the show are welcome--see our website. Free admission. Read more

  • 3rd Annual Tom Muff Memorial Car Show
    Saturday, April 29, 2017

    At Holy Family Catholic Church located at 17353 NE Hwy 27 Alt. Williston, FL. 10 AM - 3 PM. Open to all makes and models. First 50 cars registered will receive dash plaques. Top 25 Awards and Best of Show. Door prizes, 50/50, Angel House Thrift Shop, yard sale, music by Big D. Food & Beverages available for purchase. Registration 8-10 AM, awards at 2:30 PM. Pre-reg. $15 by April 20th, day of show $20. Download registration flyer at http://www.holy-family-church.org/carshow.htm. For more information, call Roberta at 352-528-5100 or email at devlin@embarqmail.com. Read more

  • Equus
    Saturday, May 6, 2017

    Equus May 6, 2017 @ 4:00pm The Oaks of Lake City Equestrian Center Kentucky Derby Viewing Party- Themed Dinner- Live Music- Auctions- Games- Hat and Bow Tie Contests For more information, visit havenhospice.org/EQUUS, call 352-271-4665, email HavenEvents@havenhospice.org Read more

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