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

December Events

  • Family Friendly Karaoke
    Friday, December 01, 2017 to Friday, September 07, 2018

    Featuring KJ "Cowboy Mike" Powers
    December 1st 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at the Newberry United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 475, 248455 W Newberry Road, Newberry, FL 32669
    352-472-4005

    Cost: Please tip the Karaoke Disk Jockey

    Christmas Music will be featured!

    No time for supper? Pizza & other snacks available for you!
    Or bring your own snacks to share!

    Public welcomed to come sing or listen!
    There will also be a Christmas Movie.

    Dates; 12/1/20-2017 - 1/5/2018 -2/2/2018 –3/2/2018 – 4/6/2018 - - 5/4/2018 – 6/1/2018 – 7/6/2018 - 8/3/2018 – 9/7/2018

January Events

  • Storytime
    Thursday, January 04, 2018 : 10:30 AM to Thursday, January 25, 2018 : 11:00 AM

    Storytime at The Hawthorne Branch Library - Meeting Room
    Thursdays, January 04, 11, 18, 25 10:30am - 11:00am
    AGE GROUP: TODDLERS (1-3 YEARS),PRESCHOOL (3-5 YEARS),BABIES (1 AND UNDER)

    Story-based interactive program featuring music fingerplays activities and puppets for preschool children 0-5.

  • Teen Build-A-space Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room
    Thursday, January 04, 2018 : 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Teen Build-A-space

    Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room

    Thursday, January 04: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

    AGE GROUP: TEENS (10-18 YEARS)

    Teens ages 10-18 can have fun building and creating with many different types of building materials such as LEGOs Q-BA-Maze K-Nex and more

  • Bookish Sort Book Club Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room
    Thursday, January 04, 2018 : 5:30 PM to 6:45 PM

    Bookish Sort Book Club

    Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room

    Thursday, January 04: 5:30pm - 6:45pm

    AGE GROUP: ADULTS (19 AND UP)

    Join the Hawthorne Book Club for fun food and lively discussions! All are welcome! Even if you haven't read this month's selection join us to see if the book is to your liking! Visit https://www.aclib.us/hawthorne for Book Club news and activities.

  • Gainesville Camellia Society Annual Show
    Saturday, January 06, 2018 to Sunday, January 07, 2018

    Gainesville Camellia Society Annual Show
    Date: January 6th and 7th, 2018

    Additional Info: GAINESVILLE CAMELLIA SOCIETY’S 42nd ANNUAL CAMELLIA SHOW will be held Saturday & Sunday, January 6th and 7th at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, 4700 SW 57th Drive. The show will feature award-winning blooms from growers throughout the Southeastern United States. Growers may enter blooms on Saturday beginning at 6:30 a.m. Judging will begin at 10:30 a.m. The public is invited to view the flowers from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. Growers will be on hand to answer questions regarding growing camellias. Unique camellia plants will be available for sale from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. until all plants are sold. For more information contact Bruce Cavey, VP and Show Chairman,352-562-3273, brucecavey@gmail.com or visit the Gainesville Camellia Society Facebook’s page.

  • 2nd Annual Eco Friendly Adventure Day
    Saturday, January 06, 2018

    Eco-Friendly Adventure Day is an annual event at Cedar Lakes Woods & Gardens, a unique botanical garden with over 50 beautiful garden displays, 20 acres of scenic garden trails, and several breathtaking waterfalls and ponds. Featuring a 5K/10K adventure race for adults, eco-friendly vegan vendors, music, kids' activities, yoga, vegan food, and discounted admission to Cedar Lakes Woods & Gardens, Eco Friendly Adventure Day is a fun event for all ages! Register for the race at www.devilsdash.org (the event is located next to Devil's Den Prehistoric Spring). Follow the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1962383877353371/
    Discounted admission: Adults: $8 Children: $5 Free for children under 6

  • Gaming with Wii Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room
    Monday, January 08, 2018 : 4:00 PM to Monday, January 29, 2018 : 5:00 PM

    Gaming with Wii

    Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room

    Mondays, January 08, 15, 22, 29 4:00pm - 5:00pm

    AGE GROUP: ALL AGES

    Come play Wii with us at the library. Bring a friend or two and be ready to have some fun with our many Wii games

  • Yoga Stretch Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room
    Thursday, January 11, 2018 : 5:55 PM to Thursday, January 25, 2018 : 6:55 PM

    Yoga Stretch

    Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room

    Thursdays, January 11, 18, 25 5:55pm - 6:55pm

    AGE GROUP: ADULTS (19 AND UP)

    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.

  • Character Go Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room
    Tuesday, January 16, 2018 : 2:30 PM to 3:45 PM

    Character Go

    Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room

    Tuesday, January 16: 2:30pm - 3:45pm

    AGE GROUP: ELEMENTARY (7-17 YEARS)

    Paint your favorite character (from Pokémon, books, movies, manga, TV, etc.) into the provided landscape. Ages 7 to 17. Acrylic paints provided.

  • Souper Fun Sunday
    Sunday, January 28, 2018

    Gainesville's premiere soup tasting competition! Thirty local restaurants vie for the title of 'Judges Choice' or 'Peoples Choice' winners in Seafood, Non-Seafood and Vegetarian categories. This delicious competition takes place in the beautiful Saint Francis Catholic Academy gymnasium. Tickets are $15 for Adults, $10 for Seniors/Students and $5 for children 5-10 years old. Children 4 and under are free. See www.souperfunsunday.com for more information, tickets or sponsorship information.

February Events

  • 9th Annual Musical Chairs Fundraiser
    Friday, February 02, 2018 : 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

    9th Annual Musical Chairs Fundraiser co-sponsored by Friends of Elementary Arts, Inc., and the Gainesville Fine Arts Association to benefit the art and music programs in Alachua County's public elementary schools. Proceeds are use to provide bus transportation for educational field trips to the Harn Museum of Art and the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

    This event features a silent auction of unique and artfully designed chairs, wooden boxes, and mirrors by local prominent artists..

    EVENT: 9Th Annual Musical Chairs Fundraiser co-sponsored by Friends of Elementary Arts, and Gainesville Fine Arts Association, to benefit art and music programs in Alachua County Public
    schools

    DATE: Friday, February 2, 2018 - 6:00-8:30PM

    LOCATION: Gainesville Fine Arts Gallery, 1314 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL

    ADMISSION IS FREE. WINE AND LIGHT REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED.

  • I LOVE LOCAL FOOD WEEK - 2018
    Sunday, February 11, 2018 to Saturday, February 17, 2018


    I LOVE LOCAL FOOD WEEK - 2018
    Date: Sun, Feb 11 - Sat, Feb 17 -2018
    First Name: Anna
    Last Name: Prizzia
    Email: anna@workingfood.org
    Phone: 352-260-4458
    Additional Info: Working Food is proud to announce that Gainesville’s 4th annual “I Love Local Food” Week 2018. Events will be held Sunday, February 11th through the Saturday, February 17th, and will kick off with a movie night at Working Food (located at 219 NW 10th Avenue, Gainesville). Throughout the week there will be many free workshops, and other opportunities for individuals to learn about all the fresh, healthy, local food our region has to offer. Thanks to partnerships with local farms, businesses, and community organizations, I Love Local Food week will feature many ways people of all ages, backgrounds, and experiences to connect to the local food movement and the variety of opportunities people in Gainesville and the surrounding areas have to buy and eat locally. I Love Local Food Week will also help Gainesville residents prepare for the “Eat Local Challenge” in May.