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  • The GFWC Gainesville Woman’s Club is hosting “Mommy and Me Storybook Tea”
    Monday, January 1, 0001

    Mommy and Me Storybook Tea The GFWC Gainesville Woman’s Club is hosting “Mommy and Me Storybook Tea” on May 2, 2015 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Mommies, grandmothers, aunts, friends or neighbors can bring a young child or children to the Mommy & Me Storybook Tea. Children’s costumes are optional. There will storybook characters, crafts, photo booth, tea sandwiches and desserts. Proceeds will benefit the Guardian Angel Medical Dogs, Inc. Costs: $25.00 for one adult and one child $10.00 each additional child For reservations contact the Gainesville Woman’s Club at 376-3901, or for further information go to the website: gfwcfl-gainesvillewomansclub.org and click on Events or Calendar. 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

  • STEINHATCHEE SEAFOOD FESTIVAL/FISHING TOURNAMENT
    Friday, April 17, 2015

    Event Name:STEINHATCHEE SEAFOOD FESTIVAL/FISHING TOURNAMENT Event Date:April 17th thru April 19th, 2015 Additional Info:This event is sponsored by Good Times Motel/Marina and American Legion Post 291 in Steinhatchee with proceeds benefiting The Wounded Warriors In Action Foundation which helps Purple Heart recipients (Veterans who were wounded in times of war).This festival has something for everyone - fishing tournament payouts:($7,000); arts & crafts; poker run; river tours; food vendors; auction; fish-fry and lots of music featuring The Kentucky Headhunters Band and others. For more information, call Good Times Marina at 352 498 8088 or visit: SteinhatcheeSeafoodFestival.com Thanks, mc Read more

  • FIRST ANNUAL GRAND OPENING Botanical Garden
    Saturday, April 18, 2015

    WE CORDIALLY INVITE YOU TO OUR FIRST ANNUAL GRAND OPENING We are a newly opened Botanical Garden, 21 years in the making! We would greatly appreciate your consideration to be a vendor at our Grand Opening and Spring Festival scheduled for April 18th and 19th 2015. . All are invited to attend with ½ price admission being offered (adults $6; children $3), while vendors will be available with arts and crafts, plants, garden décor, and many other items. There will be live music from noon-5 each day and food vendors in attendance for the entire event. About the Garden: The Gardens came about as one imaginative man’s dream to remake an abandoned 100 year old lime rock quarry develop into a 20 acre Eden of beauty and life. There are over 50 individual, unique gardens all hand built, ponds full of Koi fish, Blue Catfish, Bass, and many other species. The ponds are home for a pair of Mute Swans who are about to raise their first clutch of cygnets, plus many other of nature’s creatures. There are many resting places as one winds down into the garden. There are islands, picnic tables, bridges and pathways throughout the old quarry. Once in the garden, the idea of quarry disappears. The Orient influences surround a visitor and the waterfalls help refresh garden guests. Come join the staff and the garden’s creator in this wonderful celebration on April 18-19 from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. The address is: 4990 NE 180th Ave, Williston, FL 32696. For questions or directions please call: 352.529.0055 or 352.812.2279 Check out our web page: www.cedarlakeswoodsandgarden.com Contact people: Lori Wallace or Ray Webber We are currently open and we welcome any of our prospective vendors to tour as our guest and see what we are all about! Our mission is one of conservation and preservation of which our garden is the product of years of hard work, our love of nature, with Mute Swan and a variety of rescue animals to welcome and charm our guests. Please visit our website at www.cedarlakeswoodsandgarden.com to see what we are all about and we hope to hear from you soon! An Application to be a vendor is on this website as well for your review. Thank You for your time and consideration! Additional contact information: Lori Wallace 352-812-2279 Office: 352-529-0055 Read more

  • Orange Creek Methodist Church Home Coming
    Sunday, April 19, 2015

    Orange Creek Methodist Church Home Coming Sunday, April 19, 2015 10:30 am Pastor(s) Paul Daniels Phone Pastor: 352-450-7489 Email: paul.daniels@flumc.org Location 21820 East CR1474 Hawthorne FL 32640 Mailing Address P.O. Box 840 Hawthorne FL 32640 Service Times Main Service Time 9:30 am Summer Service Time 9:30 am School Time Children's sunday school takes place after the Youth Moments during the sermon time. Directions From Gainesville - E on st. rd 26,rt. on 219a, about 3 mile on left where 1474 intersects. From Hawthorne - N on 301, rt on 219A, proceed to where 1474 crosses 219A. Read more

  • Altrusa Trading Closets Fundraiser
    Friday, April 24, 2015

    Altrusa Trading Closets Fundraiser Date: April 24-25, 2015 FirstName: Kim LastName: Pace Email: kimmiepace@yahoo.com MoreInfo: Trading Closets 2015 will take place on April 24 and 25, 2015 at the Gainesville Woman's Club. This major fundraiser for Altrusa International of Gainesville welcomes all members of the community to enjoy this upscale resale event. So come to the Gainesville Woman's Club (2809 West University Avenue) on Friday, April 24, 6-8pm, and Saturday April 25, 8am-noon, to find some of the best deals on top quality items. By helping Altrusa, you help the community! Tickets for the Friday evening event are $50. The Saturday event has free admission. Call (352) 373-0350 for tickets. More information can be found on the Altrusa website: http://www.gainesville.altrusa.org/service/TradingClosets.aspx Read more

  • Celebrating 50 years of Environmental Consulting in Alachua County
    Friday, April 24, 2015

    Event Name:Celebrating 50 years of Environmental Consulting in Alachua County Event Date:Friday, April 24, 2015 from 4 pm to 7 pm First Name:Jennifer Last Name:Sagan Email:jennifer.sagan@amecfw.com Additional Info:Please join us to celebrate 50 years of environmental consulting in Alachua County - Food, Fun, Games & Giveaways! We started in 1965 as ESE (Environmental Science & Engineering) and are still going strong today under our new name: Amec Foster Wheeler! We are hosting the event at our office location at 404 SW 140th Terrace, Newberry, FL 32669 Read more

  • Friends of the Library Spring Book Sal
    Saturday, April 25, 2015

    Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale is April 25 - April 29, 2015 Please notice that the sale times for Sun., Mon., Tues., and Wed. are different. Saturday, April 25..........9 - 6 Sunday, April 26............Noon - 6 Monday, April 27...........Noon - 6 Tuesday, April 28..........Noon - 6 Wednesday, April 29.....Noon - 6 Thank you, Sue Dudley, Publicity Chair Read more

  • Dudley Farm Historic tour
    Saturday, April 25, 2015

    April 25, 2015 Historic Tour Saturday, April 25, 2015 10:00am Join us on a tour that will teach you about a way of life post Civil War to mid-1940’s. Discover an authentic working farm and learn about how this farm was operated by a Floridian family, the Dudleys. Follow a park staff or docent in period clothing as they talk about the homestead consisting of eighteen restored buildings, the farm animals, the gardens and the local history. Visit Dudley Farm website for upcoming events 352-472-1142 - www.friendsofdudleyfarm.org Read more

  • ..Hot Rodding for Heroes Car Show in Haile Village.
    Saturday, April 25, 2015

    ..Hot Rodding for Heroes Car Show is scheduled for April 25 in Haile Village. Please see attached flyers Read more

  • Beauty's Haven Farm and Equine Rescue Help a Horse Day Open House
    Saturday, April 25, 2015

    EventName: Help a Horse Day Open House EventDate: April 25th 2015 FirstName: Elizabeth LastName: Fried Email: col@bhfer.org Phone: 3523392784 MoreInfo: On April 25th Beauty's Haven Farm and Equine Rescue will be having its annual event. We have chosen Daisy, a 5 year old miniature donkey, to be our “poster donkey” this year. Daisy came to us with large tumors around both of her eyes which are being treated. She has a huge love for life and such a positive attitude – she runs and plays despite her issues. Daisy has a wonderful and dedicated care team to help her overcome. There are many horses at Beauty’s Haven that are “overcomers” and you’ll get to meet some of them at the event! We are hoping that the information we share about equine cancer, and information provided by veterinarians that will be speaking, will raise awareness about equine cancer and help to save lives. Join us on our journey with Daisy to “kick cancer!” Read more

  • Summer Fashion Show & Tea
    Saturday, April 25, 2015

    Event Name:Summer Fashion Show & Tea Event Date:April 25th Additional Info:FASHION SHOW & TEA – Saturday, April 25, 1 pm at Kanapaha Presbyterian Church, 6221 SW 75th Terrace, Gainesville: Come join us for delightful afternoon of tea and fashion! Enjoy an array of refreshments as you watch our models stroll the runway, decked out in the latest fashions by Belk! Silent auction, hat contest, photographer and more! Great fun! Proceeds benefit Montgomery Presbyterian Camps and Kanapaha Presbyterian Church! Tickets $12 at the door; $5 for children under 12. Cash/check. Get advance tickets for $10 at the church office (M-Th, 9am - 1 pm). Call 352-378-9080 for more information. Read more

  • Dudley Farm Earth Day
    Saturday, April 25, 2015

    April 25, 2015 Earth Day Saturday, April 25, 2015 10:00am - 03:00pm Come celebrate our wondrous earth with hands-on activities and demonstrations for both adults and children. Visit Dudley Farm website for upcoming events 352-472-1142 - www.friendsofdudleyfarm.org Read more

  • Dudley Farm Historic State Park Celebrates EARTH DAY
    Saturday, April 25, 2015

    Dudley Farm Historic State Park Celebrates EARTH DAY Saturday, April 25th from 10am to 3pm. Join us in celebration of our wondrous earth with hands-on projects, earth friendly ideas, sustainable gardening, demonstrators and much more for both adults and children. Admission: $5. per vehicle up to 8 occupants. 352-472-1142 www.friendsofdudleyfarm.org Read more

  • The Gainesville Bromeliad Society(GBS)
    Sunday, April 26, 2015

    The Gainesville Bromeliad Society(GBS) hosts its third annual Bromeliana Workshop on Sunday, April 26th 2pm--4pm, in Steinmetz Hall, UF Entomology Bldg, 1881 Natural Area Dr., Lectures about "No Soil Potting" and "The Inside Scoop"; tips on how to care for your bromeliads, landscaping ideas as well as plants for sale by GBS members. Door prizes and refreshments served. Free and open to the public. www.gainesvillebromeliadsociety.org or call (352) 682-7377 Read more

  • FAMILY FRIENDLY KARAOKE
    Friday, May 1, 2015

    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 family friendly events (free) to help our local families. DUE TO A SCHEDULING CONFLICT, THERE WILL NOT BE ANY FAMILY FRIENDLY KARAOKE IN APRIL; NEXT EVENT DATE IS MAY 1, 2015 (7 P.M.-10 P.M.) For more information, please call Pastor Priscilla Scherrah, 352-495-4021 or myself. Thank you. Lois 352-443-0010 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

  • 2nd Annual Silent Auction to benefit Hospice of Marion County
    Saturday, May 2, 2015

    Love Ocala is proud to announce our second annual silent auction to benefit our community! May 2nd, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm This is a great opportunity to give back to Ocala / Marion County and promote your business at the same time. Donations of $100.00 or more will receive FREE advertising on www.loveocala.com for three months ($330.00 value), vendor table ($40.00) at the event while space is available, advertising on the promotional flyers that are distributed throughout the county, and advertising in our slide show that will run throughout the event. http://www.loveocala.com/2015-silent-auction-sponsors-needed/ https://www.facebook.com/events/414495498714080 Read more

  • 34th Annual Mother's Day Cultural Arts Festival
    Saturday, May 9, 2015

    Archer Cultural Progressive Organization Post Office Box 43 * Archer, Florida 32618 Greetings, Church Family, Non-Profit Organizations and Community Members Archer Cultural Progressive Organization would like to invite you to participate in making our 34th Annual Mother’s Day Weekend Cultural Arts Festival a success. We will be hosting a Cultural Arts Festival on Saturday May 9, 2015 in Archer Florida from 12 Noon to 8 PM at 17100 SW Archer Rd. (Maddox Field in Holly Hills) Our organization will be planning a day of fun for all families to enjoy which will include motivational speakers, college representatives, career source representatives, non-profit organizations, and financial institutions. There will also be live entertainment such as softball & kickball tournament, car & bike show, horse clubs, talent show and food vendors. We are seeking non-profits and institutions to come out and participant in this annual celebration to help make it a success. The purpose of this event is to enrich the community of Archer by networking with other organizations as we assist in empowering families in rural and urban communities to strive for successful futures by educating and informing them on how to obtain prosperity. If you or your organization would like to participate or donate please contact the following to inquire. Patricia Wiggins President (352) 225-7034 (Non-profit organizations) Kathy Penny Vice President (352) 317-0863 (Booth set-up) Tamika Hicks Secretary (352) 258-4908 (Entertainment) Satori Days Treasurer (352) 317-1371 (Donations) Thanks in advance, ACPO Committee Read more

  • Fifth Annual Brighter Tomorrow Scholarship Banque
    Thursday, May 14, 2015

    Who: GRU and Infinite Energy What: Fifth annual Brighter Tomorrow Scholarship Banquet Where: University Hilton Hotel When: Thursday, May 14, 6 p.m. Why: To raise scholarship funds for deserving students in underrepresented demographics who wish to pursue engineering degrees at the University of Florida. Contact Info: Tickets and information at gru.com/brightertomorrow or 393-1005 Join GRU for our fifth annual Brighter Tomorrow Scholarship Banquet, raising funds to help deserving students in underrepresented demographics who wish to pursue engineering degrees at the University of Florida. Our keynote speaker, 2014 Black Engineer of the Year Dr. Pamela McCauley, will address the growing need for leadership and innovation across the country, especially among women and STEM professionals. The banquet will be held May 14 at 6 p.m. at the University Hilton Hotel. Tickets are on sale now at gru.com/brightertomorrow. Seating is limited, so act quickly. Call 393-1005 for more information. Presented by Infinite Energy and Gainesville Regional Utilities. Read more

  • VA to Host Annual Research Day Event
    Friday, May 15, 2015

    VA to Host Annual Research Day Event GAINESVILLE, FL— An inspirational Research Day is planned at the Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center on May 15, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the auditorium located at 1601 SW Archer Road, Gainesville, FL. The event is free and open to the public. Research Day is part of a nationwide observance of National VA Research Week. This year’s theme “VA Research: 90 Years of Excellence!” celebrates the 90-year history of outstanding VA Research accomplishments, which have greatly improved Veterans’ lives and advanced medical care. The event at Malcom Randall VA Medical Center will showcase VA research in progress and includes collaborations with the University of Florida and how their research efforts are impacting the treatment and prevention of disease and disability. The VA Research speakers this year are Anastasia A. Bohsali, PhD; Stephen E. Nadeau, MD; Nihal Tumer, PhD and David Winchester, MD. They will share medical advances on the neural basis of language and treatment of language impairment after stroke, traumatic brain injury, and nuclear stress testing. The University of Florida guest speaker will be David R. Borchelt, PhD, Director, SantaFe Health Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center Investigator, McKnight Brain Institute and Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease. The “Meet and Greet” portion of the event begins at 8:30 a.m. The program will begin at 9:00 a.m. and includes a special musical tribute to our Veterans by The Gainesville Barbergators Barbershop Quartet and an Interactive Research Poster Exhibit showcase of 10 VA researchers and their studies. Visit http://www.northflorida.va.gov/NORTHFLORIDA/research/index.asp for Research Day speaker information, agendas and parking information. Read more

  • Dudley Farm Historic Tour
    Saturday, May 23, 2015

    May 23, 2015 Historic Tour Saturday, May 23, 2015 10:00am Join us on a tour that will teach you about a way of life post Civil War to mid-1940’s. Discover an authentic working farm and learn about how this farm was operated by a Floridian family, the Dudleys. Follow a park staff or docent in period clothing as they talk about the homestead consisting of eighteen restored buildings, the farm animals, the gardens and the local history. Visit Dudley Farm website for upcoming events 352-472-1142 - www.friendsofdudleyfarm.org Read more

  • 1st annual SAVVY Ayana - Ja'Niyah Mother Daughter Tea
    Saturday, May 23, 2015

    This Abstinence Rally event is Kentucky Derby Style (Wear your Sunday's Best Hat) Special Guest Presenter Unity Family Community Center Abstinence Only Program (Funded by Florida Department of Health) ** Food will be provided for all participants Age: 11 years and older Cost: Free ALACHUA COUNTY LIBRARY PARTNERSHIP BRANCH 1130 NE 16th Avenue, Gainesville, FL Please RSVP with Ayana Archer @ 352-871-5552 by May 15th Please see attached flyer Read more

  • A Nu Twist Salon International Natural Hair Meet Up Day
    Saturday, May 30, 2015

    Event Name:A Nu Twist Salon International Natural Hair Meet Up Day Event Date:Saturday, May 30th, 2015 First Name:Antoinette Last Name:Black Email:anutwistsalon@gmail.com Phone:352-373-3300 Additional Info: A Nu Twist Salon’s International Natural Hair Meetup Day, sponsored by Design Essentials. INHMD is an annual ONE DAY event where women around the world gather in their respective communities to celebrate the versatility, beauty, style and strength of natural hair. The event is currently being hosted in 52 US Cities and 5 Countries. Attendees of the natural hair meetup will be able to: Meet other naturals in their area Gain exposure to natural hair product lines and companies Meet natural hair and beauty bloggers and Youtube vloggers Discover resources, techniques, products and people that can serve as inspiration for the natural hair care journey. Proceeds for this event will be donated to Girls Place, Inc. visit: www.anutwist.com or www.inhmd.com Time: 10am-5pm Where: A Nu Twist Salon 907 NW 13th St. 32601 Read more

  • 10 CAN RIVER SURVIVAL RACE/ HERO FEST 15
    Friday, June 12, 2015

    celebrate those who bravely endure hazardous elements on our behalf To Honor, Revive, and Grow See how you can be the difference http://www.warriorinstitute.org/ Please see attached flyers Read more

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