What's Happening?

Williams-Thomas Funeral Homes is pleased to offer a wide variety of both on-going and seasonal events. We invite you to return often to see what’s coming up on our calendar. If you’d like to keep up-to-date, we invite you to visit our social media pages.

April Events

  • Friday Family Friendly Karaoke
    Friday, April 07, 2017 to Friday, April 06, 2018

    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

July Events

  • Friday Family Friendly Karaoke
    Friday, July 07, 2017 to Friday, July 06, 2018

    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

September Events

  • Basic Computer Class for Seniors Hawthorne Branch Library
    Monday, September 25, 2017 : 11:30 AM to Monday, October 30, 2017 : 1:30 PM

    Basic Computer Class for Seniors
    Age Group(s): Seniors
    Date: Mondays 9/25; 10/2; 10/9; 10/16; 10/23; 10/30 Start Time: 11:30 AM End Time: 1:30 PM
    Description: This 6 week long seminar is an Introduction to Basic Computer and Internet usage 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, these seminars will make you comfortable using a computer before you know it! Please call 352-481-1920 for sign up. Must be registered to attend.

  • Shell Elementary Weekly News Letter
    Friday, September 29, 2017 to Tuesday, October 31, 2017

    Yankee candle fundraiser
    Fall festival
    Trick or Treat event
    coming events

    Please see attached flyer

October Events

  • Family Gaming with Wii Hawthorne Branch Library
    Monday, October 02, 2017 : 4:00 PM to Monday, October 30, 2017 : 5:00 PM

    Family Gaming with Wii
    Age Group(s): All Ages
    Date: Mondays 10/2; 10/9; 10/16; 10/23; 10/30 Start Time: 4:00 PM End Time: 5:00 PM
    Description: Come play Wii with us every Monday afternoon at the library.

  • CLASSES ON THE ART OF CLOWNING
    Tuesday, October 03, 2017 to Tuesday, November 14, 2017

    Sponsored by the Gainesville Sunshine Clowns Location: Altrusa House, 2002 NW 36th Ave. Gainesville Time 6:30-8:30 PM Cost $25 + cost of supplies (apprx. $10) includes an instructional workbook, makeup and one year alley (club) membership.

  • Storytime Hawthorne Branch Library
    Thursday, October 05, 2017 : 10:30 AM to Thursday, October 26, 2017 : 11:00 AM

    Storytime
    Age Group(s): Preschool (3-5 years), Toddler (1-3 years), Baby (1 and under)
    Date: Thursdays 10/5; 10/12; 10/19; 10/26 Start Time: 10:30 AM End Time: 11:00 AM
    Description: Story-based interactive program featuring music, fingerplays, activities, and puppets for preschool children 0-5.

  • Yoga Stretch Hawthorne Branch Library
    Thursday, October 12, 2017 : 5:55 PM to Thursday, October 26, 2017 : 6:55 PM

    Yoga Stretch
    Age Group(s): Adult (19 and up), Seniors
    Date: Thursdays 10/12; 10/19; 10/26 Start Time: 5:55 PM End Time: 6:55 PM
    Description: 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.

  • Peanut Patch and Cornmaze
    Friday, October 13, 2017 : 12:00 AM to Sunday, October 29, 2017 : 12:00 AM

    We are open every weekend until the 29th of October. We offer great activities for the kids. Bounce house, Velcro Wall, barrel train, hay ride, culvert slide, duck race and so much more. We have 3 mazes, a kiddie maze, a non haunted maze and a haunted maze and haunted house. Please see our Facebook page and our website is www.peanutpatchandcornmaze.com

  • Pumpkin Patch Southwest United Methodist Church
    Saturday, October 14, 2017 to Tuesday, October 31, 2017

    October 14-October 31
    Southwest United Methodist Church
    Williston Road
    cindyswartwilliams@gmail.com
    3522132030
    Fall Festival Days -- October 21 and October 28

  • Cone Park Branch Library - Foodiespace
    Monday, October 16, 2017 : 5:00 PM to Monday, November 20, 2017 : 6:30 PM

    Cone Park Branch Library - Foodiespace
    A taste of African Heritage
    Want to learn about the flavors and pleasures of African heritage foods and exceptionally nutritious ways of eating?
    Sign up for this free six week class from OLDWAYS.

    Please see attached flyer

  • TECHspace Hawthorne Branch Library
    Thursday, October 19, 2017 : 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

    TECHspace
    Age Group(s): Teen (10-18), Adult (19 and up), Elementary (5-11 years)
    Date: Thursday 10/19/2017 Start Time: 3:00 PM End Time: 4:30 PM
    Description: Join us for a fun afternoon of building, circuitry, animation, robots, LEGOs, coding, crafts and more! Something for all ages!

  • Habitat. We Build: Communities
    Friday, October 20, 2017

    Habitat. We Build: Communities
    Date: October 20, 2017
    First Name: Jocelyn
    Last Name: Peskin
    Email: jpeskin@alachuahabitat.org
    Phone: 352-363-6495
    Additional Info: Gainesville Women’s Club 2809 W University Ave 32607 https://www.alachuahabitat.org/articles/events/habitat.-we-build-communities Join us for an evening of cocktails, tasting stations, a silent auction, and live entertainment as we honor Ben Campen as Alachua Habitat for Humanity’s 2017 Humanitarian of the Year. For sponsorship and tickets, call 352-378-4663, visit www.alachuahabitat.org, or email lfowler@alachuahabitat.org

  • Reenacting the 2nd Seminole War Battle of San Felasco Hammock
    Friday, October 20, 2017 : 9:00 AM to Sunday, October 22, 2017 : 5:00 PM

    Reenacting the 2nd Seminole War Battle of San Felasco Hammock (Sat & Sun).
    Event is Friday 20 - Sunday 22 October 2017
    9 AM - 5 PM
    O'Leno State Park 410 S.E. Oleno Park Road
    High Springs, Florida 32643

    A celebration of North Central Florida History for the whole family to enjoy. Organized by the Alligator Festival of Lake City FL., Inc. No charge to attend the festival, but State Park Entrance Fees Apply

    $5 per vehicle holding 2-8 people
    $4 Single Occupant Vehicle
    $2 Pedestrians, bicyclists and additional passengers

    1800's crafts, Native American artisans,food vendors and more. Auction for various donated items on Sunday afternoon.

  • Cooking from your Garden Hawthorne Branch Library
    Friday, October 20, 2017 : 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Cooking from your Garden
    Age Group(s): Teen (12-18), Adult (19 and up), Seniors
    Date: Friday 10/20/2017 Start Time: 3:00 PM End Time: 4:00 PM
    Description: Join us for a healthy cooking class from University of Florida(IFAS), Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Hands-on and food prep demonstrations with container gardening and fun nutrition lesson. During this event learn how to grow Orchids.

  • Newberry Garden Club’s SOUP & SANDWICH SUPPER
    Saturday, October 21, 2017

    Newberry Garden Club’s
    SOUP & SANDWICH SUPPER
    Saturday, October 21st from 6 to 8 PM
    Including light dessert with friendly folk.
    At the First United Methodist Church,
    24845 West Newberry Rd, Newberry, Fl.
    Donations $10. per person.
    All proceeds support community projects
    and scholarship funds.

  • Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale
    Saturday, October 21, 2017 to Wednesday, October 25, 2017

    Alachua County Friends of the Library
    430-B North Main Street
    Gainesville, Florida 32601
    Fall 2017
    Book Sale
    October 21 - 25
    Saturday, Oct 21: 9am - 6pm
    Sunday, Oct 22: Noon-6pm
    Monday, Oct 23: Noon-6pm
    Tuesday, Oct 24: Noon-6pm 1/2 price day
    Wednesday, Oct 25: Noon-6pm 10-cent day

    Book Sale Procedures
    Bring your own boxes !
    Payments by cash or check only -- no credit or debit cards.
    To ensure patrons’ convenience, comfort, and safety:
    Customers may not hold a place in line unless they are physically present.
    No electronic devices for scanning purposes
    No wagons at any time during the sale
    No strollers/carts/rolling suitcases on Saturday or Sunday
    No food, drinks, smoking, pets
    No sorting or stockpiling on the floor
    The Large Order Tent is available for orders of five or more boxes per person; Special rules apply. Check on-site.
    We do not pre-sell.

    FOR MORE INFORMATION
    http://folacld.org

  • Annual 1890 Arts Crafts and Antiques Show in McIntosh, Florida
    Saturday, October 21, 2017 : 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    Admission is free to the 1890's Festival to be held in Victorian McIntosh on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 8 am to 5 pm. Over 280 arts, crafts, and antiques vendors from all over the country will participate, including a basket weaver, a spoon chime crafter, a glassblower and a candle maker, all demonstrating their crafts.
    Beautiful old live oaks and charming Victorian homes provide shade and the backdrop for the all day free main stage entertainment. This year's entertainment will feature an array of music from country to Cajun, bluegrass, fold and gospel, highlighted by an early morning performance from local beloved musician, Willie Green.
    For history enthusiasts, the museum in the old downtown railroad depot will be open all day and will feature displays from days gone by in McIntosh.
    There will be a ring toss, sand art, candle making and face painting around the depot for children. McIntosh Area School will have a booth at 6th and Avenue G with squirt gun painting, make your own ornament, and face painting.
    Van Ness Park is the central location for playground equipment, musical entertainment, and chairs, benches and picnic tables. Food vendors around the Civic Center will offer a variety of options.
    McIntosh is on Highway 441, midway between Ocala and Gainesville. Vendors and entertainment will be on the east side of town around the park. Parking is available in several privately run lots off of the highway with prices ranging from $5 to $10. Some of the churches on Highway 441 allow parking for donations.
    The 189's Festival is sponsored by the nonprofit, benevolent organization, The Friends of McIntosh. The organization is dedicated to preserving and enhancing the natural and historic beauty of McIntosh. Since its charter in 1873, the Friends organization has provided thousands of dollars in college scholarships to local young people in addition to support from the McIntosh area charter school. The school, churches and local organizations depend on the festival for fundraisers.
    This year special booths will be open for Operation Christmas Child, Hawthorne American Legion Chapter for veterans, the Humane Society of Marion County, Boy Scouts of America, and Alexander Warmka from Consumer Affairs will be providing information on how to avoid junk mail and unwanted phone calls. Non-profit booths will be located at 8th and F Street.

    Festival Updates; www.facebook.com/pages/mcintoshfestival

  • The American Legion Post 91 1st Annual Veteran's Car Show
    Saturday, October 21, 2017 : 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

    The American Legion Post 91 1st Annual Veteran's Car Show
    Event Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017
    First Name: John
    Last Name: Hoehn
    Email: yohon64@aol.com

    Additional Info: 10 am to 3 pm, Proceeds benefit local veteran charities, Located between Trenton & Bell at 4200 S US-129 next to Rodeo Arena. Car show, swap meet, music & food. Thank you!

  • Sheltering Hands Open House
    Saturday, October 21, 2017 : 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

    Looking for something fun and educational for the family to do this weekend! Come out to the Sheltering Hands Open House

    Games for kids! Tours of the entire facility! Great food and dessert! Get raffle tickets for awesome gift basket and television! Silent Auction with many great items including a cat condo that would be envy of any little furry cat!

    Take a tour of our facility to see the home of our cats. Our thrift shop has many cat related items and will be open from 11-4 during the event. Have you thought about volunteering or wanted to learn more about what we do; visit our information booth

    Come join us for lunch or an early dinner. Great food including pulled pork plates, quesadillas, and frito pie will be available for purchase. All proceeds to benefit Sheltering Hands. Don’t forget to pick up dessert at our bake sale table.

    Take an opportunity to learn more about Spaying and Neutering your pets and community cats. We will walk you through the entire process from intake to recovery with our knowledgeable staff and volunteers.
    No real animals will be used in the demonstration.

  • Sunny’s 29th Annual Howl-A-Palooza!
    Sunday, October 22, 2017 : 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

    On Sunday, October 22nd, Sun Country Sports Center is excited to announce “Sunny’s 29th Annual Howl-A-Palooza!” The Halloween Carnival will be held at Sun Country’s Jonesville facility from 3:00 to 6:00 PM. All are welcome! Thank you for your consideration in listing our event on your calendar and mentioning it across your media channels as we look to promote community engagement within Greater Gainesville. Last year we were able to raise over $18,000 for the March of Dimes, and this year we added a second partner, the Phoebe Louise Dooley Foundation in hopes of raising $20,000 -- but we need your help! A brief description of our event is listed below and our Press Release can be sent for your convenience. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns! Best Regards, Nick Cusi Marketing Specialist Sun Country Sports Center Details below: Who: Sun Country Sports Center What: "Sunny's 29th Annual Howl-A-Palooza!" When: October 22nd, 3:00 - 6:00 PM Where: Sun Country Sports - Jonesville location Why: Come join us at our Halloween Carnival for an afternoon full of spooky good fun as we commemorate 30 incredible years in the community while enjoying food, festivities and activities at our facility! ALL proceeds benefit the March of Dimes which helps promote healthy babies and the Phoebe Louise Dooley Foundation which provides families with pediatric cancer support. Price: Youth - $15 Advanced, $20 Day Of // Adult - $6 Advanced, $8 Day Of Phone: (352) 331-8773 * Ask for Jodi Hunt or Nick Cusi Business website: http://suncountrysports.com/howlapalooza/ Event website: https://goo.gl/aci5uE Facebook Event: https://goo.gl/smMq8v

  • Hawthorne Homeschool Group Hawthorne Branch Library
    Wednesday, October 25, 2017 : 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

    Hawthorne Homeschool Group
    Age Group(s): Elementary (5-11 years), Teen (12-18), Preschool (3-5 years)
    Date: 10/25/2017 Start Time: 2:30 PM End Time: 3:30 PM
    Description: This is a program set up just for homeschool families to come to the library and have some fun! We offer a monthly educational event and an opportunity to socialize with other homeschoolers in the area.

  • House of Tribulation '17
    Wednesday, October 25, 2017 : 6:00 PM to Saturday, October 28, 2017 : 9:00 PM

    Family Life Church in Archer, Florida is excited to announce their first annual House of Tribulation. Set to take place Wednesday, October 25 through Saturday, October 28 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. You are invited! House of Tribulation is an interactive walk-through drama created as an evangelism tool, as well as an alternative to secular Halloween Haunted Houses. Visitors will enjoy a quality production, as they encounter several characters faced with losing loved ones in the rapture, and dealing with difficulties encountered during the tribulation period. In the end, all main characters will stand face-to-face with Christ at the Judgment. A walk-through depiction of the tragedy of Hell and peace of Heaven will top off this memorable evening. You’re sure to experience a variety of emotions as you experience, House of Tribulation ’17!! Best of all, House of Tribulation is open to the public and FREE to attend. Groups and Families are encouraged to make reservations, as this event is likely to fill up quickly. Reservations may be made by calling (352) 495-3409.

  • Orange Heights Baptist Church Fall Festical
    Wednesday, October 25, 2017 : 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Join us for our Fall Festival at Orange Heights Baptist Church, 16700 NE SR 26, Hawthorne, FL - just West of HWY 301

    Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

    Dunk tank, food, bounce houses, games, lots of candy, face painting, and more! Don't miss out, come join the fun!

    Free for everyone!

  • Fall Festival First Baptist Church High Springs
    Wednesday, October 25, 2017 : 6:15 PM to 8:15 PM

    Fall Festival First Baptist Church High Springs
    Date: October 25, 2017 6:15 - 8:15
    sylvia williams
    Email: spk100964@yahoo.com
    Phone: 3522316379
    Additional Info: Fun for all!!

  • S.H.I.N.E. on Medicare Hawthorne Branch Library
    Thursday, October 26, 2017 : 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

    S.H.I.N.E. on Medicare
    Age Group(s): Seniors
    Date: Thursday 10/26/2017 Start Time: 12:00 PM End Time: 2:00 PM
    Description: The Florida Department of Elder Affairs offer counseling that is unbiased, confidential and no cost, by trained SHINE Volunteer counselors. The discussion will consist of definitions, costs, options and all questions answered. 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: 1-800-963-5337.

  • Hawthorne Chamber of Horrors
    Friday, October 27, 2017 : 7:30 PM to Saturday, October 28, 2017 : 10:00 PM

    Event Name:Hawthorne Chamber of Horrors
    Event Date:October 27th & 28th

    Additional Info:The Hawthorne Chamber of Horrors will be October 27 & 28 from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm. Admission is $3.00 per person and is located at 6000 SE 205th St Hawthorne, FL 32640

  • Micanopy Fall Harvest Festival
    Saturday, October 28, 2017 to Sunday, October 29, 2017

    Micanopy Fall Harvest Festival
    October 28-29

    MICANOPY FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL PRESS RELEASE Saturday, October 28 – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday, October 29 – 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Auction: Saturday, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Micanopy, Florida Please join us for the 43rd annual Micanopy Fall Harvest Festival! On Saturday, October 28 and Sunday October 29th, over 200 vendors will display their wares under the moss-draped oaks of our Downtown Historic District. Also, Micanopy’s well-known shops and eateries will have extended hours. Browse their fine selection of antiques, gifts, home décor, jewelry, books and musical instruments, etc. The weekend schedule of entertainment will feature music and dance as well as our annual auction at 2:00 pm Saturday of items donated by vendors. Returning favorite entertainers will be joined by exciting new additions. Handicapped parking will be available. Micanopy Fall Harvest Festival P.O. Box 335, Micanopy, Florida 32667 voice mail: 352-466-7026 micafest@micanopyfallfestival.org MICANOPY FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL PRESS RELEASE Saturday, October 28 – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday, October 29 – 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Auction: Saturday, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Micanopy, Florida Please join us for the 43rd annual Micanopy Fall Harvest Festival! On Saturday, October 28 and Sunday October 29th, over 200 vendors will display their wares under the moss-draped oaks of our Downtown Historic District. Also, Micanopy’s well-known shops and eateries will have extended hours. Browse their fine selection of antiques, gifts, home décor, jewelry, books and musical instruments, etc. The weekend schedule of entertainment will feature music and dance as well as our annual auction at 2:00 pm Saturday of items donated by vendors. Returning favorite entertainers will be joined by exciting new additions. Handicapped parking will be available. Micanopy Fall Harvest Festival P.O. Box 335, Micanopy, Florida 32667 voice mail: 352-466-7026 micafest@micanopyfallfestival.org

  • St. Madeleine Community Outreach Center Yard Sale
    Saturday, October 28, 2017 : 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

    St Madeleine Community Outreach Center yard sale sponsor October 28 at the High Spring Storage facility on 27/41 north of High Spring from 8AM until 1PM. All proceeds will benefit the tri-county food bank.
    There will be many bargains. including new clothing,household goods,games and toys as well as small and large appliances, furniture and linens. Come see what treasures you can find!
    In addition, there will be gently used clothing for adults and children.
    We look forward to seeing you there.

    For more information or to donate you may call the center at 386-454-1000

  • 25th Anniversary High Springs Rotary Car Show
    Saturday, October 28, 2017 : 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

    Come for a fun filled day in Historic Downtown High Springs. Vintage Automobiles, Food, Music, Drawings October 28, 2017 from 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM with an awards ceremony at 2:00 PM. Located Northeast Railroad Avenue in Historic Downtown High Springs. All proceeds go to Rotarian Humanitarian Projects. For additional information or to register a vehicle in the show please visit www.HighSpringsRotary.org

  • Santa Fe Community Day
    Saturday, October 28, 2017 : 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    Santa Fe Community Day
    7505 NW CR 236 - Alachua, Florida 32615

    Live Music All Day!
    Kid Zone!

    Relax and listen to live music while the kids play in the kid zone.

    October 28, 2017
    8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Food, Fun, Fellowship

    Call Pastor Mark Tague for more information: (850) 843-3125
    "Join us as we engage the community for Christ!"

    www.santafebaptistchurch.com

  • Arts and Craft Show
    Saturday, October 28, 2017 : 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

    Arts and Craft Show
    Date:October 28, 2017
    Joy Flowers
    Email:craftyqueen12@cox.net
    Phone:352-335-7797
    Additional Info:A Holiday and general crafts show will be held on October 28th from 9am to 3pm at the Gainesville Senior Recreation Center located at 5701 NW 34th Blvd. The event will feature a wide variety of handmade items offered by more than 50 crafters. Admission and parking are free.

  • Healthy Families Program
    Saturday, October 28, 2017 : 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

    Discover the Healthy Families Program
    Location: Hawthorne Branch Library
    6640 SE 221 St.
    Oct 28 starting at 1:30 PM

    This FREE program is for new Moms and soon-to-be Moms.
    Walk in October 28 between 1:30 and 3:00 to find out more about our program, meet some trained family support workers, and start the sign-up process.

    Please see attached flyer

  • High Springs Church of Christ Fall Festival
    Saturday, October 28, 2017 : 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Come join us for the High Springs Church of Christ Annual Fall Festival. Carnival style games, bounce house, free dinner and Trunk or Treat to delight children of all ages. Games begin promptly at 5, dinner served at 6 and Trunk or Treat begins at 7. Hope to see you there for a "boo-rific" evening!

  • Trick or Treat Fun Night
    Saturday, October 28, 2017 : 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Trick or Treat Fun Night
    Date: October 28, 2017

    Additional Info: Trick or Treat Fun Night will be October 28th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Its a FREE event and fun for the whole family. Kid's activities, games and lots more! Located at 6000 SE 205th St Hawthorne, FL 32640

  • Spooooktacular Fun Hawthorne Branch Library
    Tuesday, October 31, 2017 : 2:30 AM to 4:00 PM

    Spooooktacular Fun
    Age Group(s): Elementary (5-11 years), Teen (12-18)
    Date: 10/31/2017 Start Time: 2:30 PM End Time: 4:00 PM
    Description: Discover your Spooky name or be a mad scientist and make some slime, or create a creepy craft --- Just come have some spooky fun at the library! Costumes welcome.

November Events

  • Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 at Buchholz High School
    Thursday, November 02, 2017 : 12:00 AM to Sunday, November 12, 2017 : 12:00 AM

    The Buchholz Players open their 2017-2018 season with classic science fiction…Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. Set in the twenty-fourth century, Fahrenheit 451 imagines a totalitarian society where the people are passive, history is outlawed and where “firemen” burn any books they find and the houses that contain them. Guy Montag has burned books for ten years, but lately he has had doubts about what he is doing. When he meets his eccentric neighbor, Clarisse, Montag must choose between continuing his empty existence and risking everything for the right to think. You don’t want to miss Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. Performances are November 2, 3, 4 and November 9, 10, 11 at 7 p.m. and matinees at 2 p.m. on November 5 and 12. All performances are at Buchholz High School, 5510 NW 27 Ave, Gainesville, FL. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Information on this and other Buchholz High School productions is available at (352) 955-6702.

  • Scams, Fraud, and Identity Theft
    Thursday, November 02, 2017 : 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    Lenora Spence, from the Florida Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Fraud will speak on this topic at 2 p.m. at the Melrose Public Library, 312 Wynnwood Ave., in Melrose. Consumer Services is the state's clearinghouse for consumer complaints, information, and protection, and regulates businesses and protects consumers and businesses from unfair and unsafe practices. If you have been a victim or want to know more about your rights, attend this free presentation. Refreshments!

  • Run to Stomp Sarcoma Presents: 4th Annual Benefit Fundraiser
    Saturday, November 04, 2017 : 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM

    Run to Stomp Sarcoma Presents: 4th Annual Benefit Fundraiser brought to you by "Team Paige"

    November 4, 2017
    Distance: 5k
    Sign Up: 7 a.m.
    Race: 8 a.m.
    Heritage Pavilion
    NW Main Street
    Williston, FL

    Entry Fees:
    $20 Pre-Registration
    $25 Day of Event
    All pre-reg receive a free t-shirt!

    Register at teampaige.weebly.com

    All proceeds will be used to raise awareness, fund research, and help victims of cancer.

    (352) 339-4900 teampaige14@gmail.com (352) 538-0893

  • Gospel Jamboree Fundraiser
    Saturday, November 04, 2017 : 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    CEF of Marion County, a nonprofit organization, will be having a Gospel Jamboree Fundraiser on Saturday, November 4th at 2pm at Central Christian Church located at 3010 NE 14th Street, Ocala, Fl 34470, Ocala, Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. To purchase tickets contact CEF at 352-629-2333.

  • Beta Sigma Phi City Wide Membership Meet & Mingle
    Saturday, November 04, 2017 : 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Beta Sigma Phi City Wide Membership Meet & Mingle
    Date: Nov. 4, 2017 2 to 4 PM
    First Name: Judi
    Last Name: Steffen
    Email: grammaark@gmail.com
    Phone: 352 378 0929
    Additional Info: Non academic International Organization seeking new members..Open to women 18 to Senior Citizens. RSVP email foreverfriends1931@gmail.com or 352 378 0929 Judi Steffen by Oct. 30, 2017. Informational Program & Food..

  • Seminars and Tours UF Health & Vascular and Neuromedicine Hospital
    Wednesday, November 08, 2017 to Thursday, November 09, 2017

    UF Health will host three events. Join us for an informative update from UF Health providers on heart and neuro care in our community while enjoying lunch or dinner with us. A tour of the new hospitals will follow each presentation. Free parking at the new hospitals. Registration is required. Seating is limited. November 8 from 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and 6 - 9 p.m. November 9 from 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Melrose Fall Bazaar
    Friday, November 10, 2017 to Saturday, November 11, 2017

    Trinity Melrose Fall Bazaar
    Nov. 10-11.

    Additional Info: Don't miss the Trinity Episcopal Church Fall Bazaar, Nov. 10, 2 to 6 p.m., and 11, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Don't miss the Trinity Episcopal Church Fall Bazaar, Nov. 10, 2 to 6 p.m., and 11, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Chili Supper Friday starting at 3. Barbecue Lunch on Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Also included are bake sale, jams, jellies, pickles, and other goodies such as: antiques, furniture, collectibles, art, quality housewares, renewed, recycled, and repurposed items, plants, living "green,' Christmas selection, crafts, jewelry, and quality pre-owned clothes. State Road 26 in historic Melrose, FL. The church sponsors and contributes to many local groups including Lake Area Ministries, AA, Boy Scouts, and Pack-a-Sack.

  • The Waldo Historical Society Spaghetti Dinner
    Friday, November 10, 2017 : 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

    The Waldo Historical Society Spaghetti Dinner has been rescheduled for:
    November 10th, 2017
    Time: 4-7 PM
    Where: Waldo Baptist Church Family Life Center, 14370 Kennard Street SR24 - Waldo Road
    Cost: At Door $7.00 -- In Advance $6.00; from a Waldo Historical Society member
    Call: 352-468-1910 or 352-376-1203

    Menu - serving of spaghetti with sauce, garden salad, garlic toast, drink, and dessert.

    Come join us for great food, bring your friends!

  • City of Archer Veterans Day Ceremony
    Saturday, November 11, 2017

    Veterans Day Ceremony November 11, 2017 In Archer, Florida
    The City of Archer and Archer Community Center Advisory Board sponsors a Veterans Day Program on November 11, 2017 at 10:00am at the Archer Community Center Veterans Memorial Park. Purchase a brick for a family member or friend. Contact: Chairperson Christie Wheeler at 352.949.4675 for more information.

  • Alachua County Public Schools and we are having a Career Job Fair
    Thursday, November 16, 2017 : 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

    Alachua County Public Schools and we are having a Career Job Fair

    **Please see attached flyer**

  • Trashformations: Recycled Art Show and Competition
    Friday, November 17, 2017 : 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

    All middle school, high school, and college students in Alachua County are invited to participate in the 19th annual Trashformations Recycled Art Show and Competition on November 17, 2017 at 6pm. For more info or to apply visit trashformations.alachuacounty.us.

  • 11th Annual Wine Tasting Fundraising Event for GAR
    Friday, November 17, 2017 : 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    11th Annual Wine Tasting Fundraising Event for GAR – Gainesville Area Rowing

    This benefits Alachua County & surrounding area’s Middle and High School aged Rowing Crew.

    November 17, 2017
    6pm – 9pm
    Thornebrook Village

    Tickets are $20 which includes (3) adult drinks which you can choose from white or red wine or beer, a wide variety of delicious food for area restaurants. Live music from Good Bottom. Auction Items – just in time for the holidays!

    You can purchase tickets from any GAR crew if you know them or online at GainesvilleAreaRowing.com

  • Survivors of Suicide Candlelight Vigil
    Saturday, November 18, 2017

    Survivors of Suicide Candlelight Vigil
    November 18, 2017
    Survivors of Suicide Candlelight Vigil The 5th Annual Survivors of Suicide Candlelight Vigil will be held on Saturday, November 18 at the Survivors of Suicide Memory Garden in Cofrin Nature Park at 4810 N.W. 8th Ave. Activities will start at 4:00 p.m. with a ceremony beginning at 5:45 p.m. This event is free and open to the community, and refreshments will be provided. The vigil will be sponsored by the Friends of the Crisis Center and the Survivors of Suicide Support Group. For more information, please contact Donna Eckel at raggedyds@aol.com.

  • Fall at the Blues Farm
    Saturday, November 18, 2017 : 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

    Fall at the Blues Farm
    November 18, 2017 at 5:30pm
    Location: Red White and Blues Farm in Williston

    Join Haven for its eleventh annual Tri-county event, Fall at the Blues Farm, at the charming Red White and Blues Farm in Williston, FL. We will celebrate the good work Haven has done and help increase funding to expand local services. Fall at the Blues Farm will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 18. The evening will feature an amazing dinner from the Ivy House, beverages, a silent auction, blues music and much more.

    If you are interested participating, sponsoring, donating an item for the auction or have questions about this event, contact Kristen Campomizzi at 352.271.4665 or at klcampomizzi@beyourhaven.org.

    http://beyourhaven.org/event/fall-at-the-blues-farm/

December Events

  • Annual Homestead Holidays at Historic Haile Homestead
    Sunday, December 03, 2017 : 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Annual Homestead Holidays at Historic Haile Homestead
    Event Date: 12/3/2017
    First Name: Karen
    Last Name: Kirkman
    Email: hailedocent@yahoo.com
    Phone: 352-336-9096
    Additional Info: Sunday, December 3rd 12 PM to 4 PM * FREE Admission! 8500 SW Archer Road (SR 24), 3 miles west of I-75, exit 384, Gainesville Stroll through the 1856 plantation home decked out in an array of traditional greenery and Victorian finery. Docents in Victorian costume! See the Homestead’s famous “Talking Walls.” This year’s theme is Victorian Santas! Santa arrives at 2 PM! Free Carriage Rides! Enjoy live holiday music performed by young musicians. Sip some hot cider as you browse a selection of home-baked goodies, and special holiday ornaments. Funded in part by Visit Gainesville/Alachua County. Proceeds benefit Historic Haile Homestead Inc., the 501c3 non-profit that operates the Homestead. For more information call 352-336-9096 or see www.hailehomestead.org or www.facebook.com/hailehomestead

  • Candlelight Visits at the Historic Haile Homestead
    Friday, December 08, 2017 : 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Candlelight Visits at the Historic Haile Homestead
    Date:12/8/2017
    First Name: Karen
    Last Name: Kirkman
    Email:hailedocent@yahoo.com
    Phone:352-336-9096
    Additional Info:Candlelight Visits at the Historic Haile Homestead Friday, December 8th 6 PM to 9 PM, $10 at the door, under 12 free $7 in advance – Order on-line at www.hailehomestead.org – click on the Donate button or purchase from any docent. 8500 SW Archer Road (SR 24), 3 miles west of I-75, exit 384, Gainesville A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE THE HOMESTEAD AT NIGHT – the only time the house is open at night! See the old Homestead, decked out for the holidays and aglow with candlelight and soft lights. Docents in costume top off the stunning beauty of the 1856 plantation home and its Talking Walls! Live music! Refreshments! Funded in part by Visit Gainesville/Alachua County. For more information call 352-336-9096 or e-mail hailedocent@yahoo.com or see www.hailehomestead.org or www.facebook.com/hailehomestead