Helping Families and Friends Honor Their Loved One

The staff members of Williams Thomas Funeral Homes will guide your family in creating a meaningful ceremony to honor the life and memory of a loved one. A ceremony can be anything you wish it to be: simple or elaborate, traditional or unique. No matter how it's tailored, such a ceremony is an important step in recovering from loss.

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Our Community Events

  • 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

  • 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

  • Restorative Yoga
    Thursday, August 11, 2016

    Restorative Yoga Thursdays 8/11; 8/16; 8/25 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM 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

  • 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

  • Painting with a Purpose
    Thursday, August 25, 2016

    This is a Fundraiser for "Girls Place" http://www.girlsplace.net/ 50% of tonight's proceeds will be given to this great organization! Sorry, no babies or observers allowed Adult Class: for ages 18 and up only. Younger painters can attend Teenage Tuesdays, Family Fun or Kids Classes. ARRIVE 10-15 MINUTES EARLY to get uncorked, smocked & in your seat! Late arrivals may not be able to catch up. COMING WITH OTHERS? If everyone is paying separately, give us your group’s name or point person in the Special Request box. We will do our best to seat you together! PAYMENT POLICY: Payment is due at the time of the reservation to guarantee your seat. If you choose not to pay online, please call our studio to make payment arrangements by phone (352/505-6778) or visit our studio in person for payment. REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY: Kindly give 24 hour notice of cancellation so that we may offer your spot to another customer. A refund or store credit will be issued for cancellations received more than 24 hours before the class. A store credit will be given for cancellations less than 24 hours before the class. No shows will not receive a refund or store credit. Finding Us: We are in the Hobby Lobby/Books-a-Million Plaza on Newberry Road. We face 60th St. directly behind McAlister’s BYOB! All refreshments are BYO and alcohol is acceptable- bring your favorite wine, beer or other libation! We do provide cups, napkins, small plates, and cork screws. You must be at least 21 to consume alcohol in the studio. Painting with a Twist reserves the right to cancel classes for unforeseen circumstances. Classes with insufficient enrollment may be cancelled. Customers will be notified in advance and refunds will be issued. 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

  • Baby Shower Kick-Off
    Saturday, August 27, 2016

    The Gainesville Auxiliary will kick-off the year with a baby shower benefiting local children and families. Join us on Saturday August 27 from 2-4 p.m. to learn more about how you can get involved. Our members are passionate about stopping the cycle of child abuse and neglect, and we are looking for community advocates just like you to join us. For more information, contact Jenny Felts at 352.334.0955. Read more

  • Color Me Carefree
    Sunday, August 28, 2016

    Color Me Carefree Adult (19 and up), Seniors 8/28/2016 From: 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

  • Steps to Wellness - Inaugural Luncheon
    Thursday, September 1, 2016

    Join Meridian Behavioral Healthcare on September 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sweetwater Branch Inn for the inaugural Steps to Wellness Luncheon! This fundraising luncheon will support the room renovations in The Lodge, a temporary housing facility for Meridian clients who lack a safe and stable place to stay as they receive their mental health and rehabilitation services. This event features a breakfast-for-lunch themed menu, as well as a live art auction and a short presentation by Mitch Glaeser, Gainesville real estate mogul and philanthropist. Tickets are $50 per person or $350 for a table of eight and may be purchased at http://buytickets.at/meridian Meridian hopes to raise $17,000 based on the amount needed to fully renovate and redecorate one room. The Lodge has 20 overnight rooms; seven have been renovated and are currently in use. Unfortunately, there are 13 still in need of renovation before they can be utilized. Acquired by Meridian in late 2011, the Lodge offers a safe and stable place to recover. This housing is a cost-effective alternative for clients who may be underinsured or unable to pay for a more costly private, for-profit treatment setting. Read more

  • 1st annual Labor Day Parade in Gainesville,Fl
    Sunday, September 4, 2016

    Sponsored and created by the American Postal Workers Union There will be floats, law enforcement from around the area, local unions, fire rescue and labor dignitaries from all over Florida. 1st annual Labor Day Parade in Gainesville,Fl September 4 th starting at 3 pm starting at 6 th St going down University Ave to Bo Diddley Plaza All are invited to attend. For more information call Marylin at 352-317-7000. Event organizer. Or Wayne Wetherington at 352-373-6956. 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

  • Revival at The Hope of Glory Ministries
    Tuesday, September 6, 2016

    Beginning on Tuesday, September 6th at 7:30 pm, Pastor Apostle Tony Harris, will be hosting a revival under a Gospel Tent in Gainesville at The Hope of Glory Ministries, which is located at 1910 NW 53rd Avenue Gainesville, Florida. We will have different speakers and the speakers will be: ** Chief Apostle Curtis Lake, III, of Kingdom More Sure Word Church, of Selmer, Tennessee ** Apostle Cedric Jones of Unfolding Outreach Ministries, DMRC, MSW of Gainesville, Florida ** Apostle Tony Harris of More Sure Word Church of Cross City ** Apostle Jesse Brown of Hope of Glory Ministries of Gainesville, Florida. As mentioned above, the revival will begin on Tuesday, September 6 and will run until Friday, September 16, 2016. Services will begin each night at 7:30pm. For further questions, please contact Minister Erica Carlton at 352-210-4140 or Co-Pastor Kathy Branch at 352-440-4817. 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

  • The Waldo Historical Society 10th year annual Spaghetti Dinner
    Friday, September 16, 2016

    The Waldo Historical Society is having their 10th year annual Spaghetti Dinner September 16, 2016 at the Waldo Baptist Church in Waldo. Good food (spaghetti with meat sauce, garden salad, garlic toast, a drink and dessert). $6.00 when you get your tickets in advance and $7.00 at the door. We will have a raffell for a spaghetti dinner for two at a local Italian restaurant. 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

  • Florida Wildflower Symposium
    Friday, September 23, 2016

    Florida Wildflower Symposium September 23 & 24, 2016 at Silver Springs State Park, Ocala Florida info@flawildflowers.org The Florida Wildflower Symposium will feature field trips, presentations on Florida wildflowers, Monarch butterflies, landscaping, black bears and more, plus garden walks and a plant sale at beautiful Silver Springs State Park, Ocala. Visit www.FlaWildflowers.org/symposium to view a full list of topics and activities. Read more

  • Nationwide Prayer Event for Women
    Friday, September 23, 2016

    Nationwide Prayer Event for Women Simulcast-CryOut16.com September 23rd, 2016 We invite all ladies to come to Northwest Baptist Church on September 23rd at 6:30 pm as we join women in thousands of locations across the U.S. to cry out to God to do in us and in our nation what only He can accomplish. Check it out at CryOut16.com 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. This event will be held at the 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 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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