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  • FAMILY FRIENDLY KARAOKE
    Thursday, October 4, 2018 - Friday, September 6, 2019

    IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL ON THE  1st Friday each month (EXCEPT AS N0TED BELOW *) at the: First United Methodist Church P.O. Box 475 248455 W Newberry Road Newberry, FL 32669 352-472-4005 7-10 pm first Friday of each month except July This month, October, has a Halloween theme. Adults and children are encouraged to come in costume 10/4/2018 – 11/2/2018 – 12/7/2018 1/4/19 – 2/1/2019 – 3/1/2019 4/5/2019 – 5/3/2019 – 6/7/2019 NO JULY – 8/2/2019 – 9/6/2019 Read more

  • FAMILY FRIENDLY KARAOKE
    Friday, November 2, 2018 - Friday, September 6, 2019

    FAMILY FRIENDLY KARAOKE IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL ON THE  1st Friday each month (EXCEPT AS N0TED BELOW *) at the: First United Methodist Church P.O. Box 475 248455 W Newberry Road Newberry, FL 32669 352-472-4005 7-10 pm first Friday of each month except July This month, November 2nd, has a Thanksgiving theme.   Reverse door prize this month: Please bring a canned good or prepackaged food for the food pantry. Attached is a jpg for your newsletters, announcements, etc. and a flyer to print and share. 11/2/2018 – 12/7/2018 1/4/19 – 2/1/2019 – 3/1/2019 4/5/2019 – 5/3/2019 – 6/7/2019 NO JULY – 8/2/2019 – 9/6/2019 Read more

  • FAMILY FRIENDLY KARAOKE
    Friday, December 7, 2018 - Friday, September 6, 2019

    FAMILY FRIENDLY KARAOKE IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL ON THE  1st Friday each month (EXCEPT AS N0TED BELOW *) at the: First United Methodist Church P.O. Box 475 248455 W Newberry Road Newberry, FL 32669 352-472-4005 7-10 pm first Friday of each month except July This month, December 7th, has a Christmas theme.   DOOR PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED FOR THE BEST "UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER PLEASE BRING A WRAPPED WHITE ELEPHANT GIFT IF YOU WANT TO PLAY OUR CHRISTMAS EXCHANGE Please see attached flyer . 12/7/2018 1/4/19 – 2/1/2019 – 3/1/2019 4/5/2019 – 5/3/2019 – 6/7/2019 NO JULY – 8/2/2019 – 9/6/2019 Read more

  • August Hawthorne Library Branch Events
    Thursday, August 1, 2019 - Tuesday, August 27, 2019

    Summer at the Library - Floridingers Go To Outerspace Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room Thursday, August 01: 11:00am - 12:05pm AGE GROUP: ELEMENTARY (5-11 YEARS) Come to an exciting, interactive, 3D reading of the FLORIDINGERS book series by author, Gordon Halleck and illustrator, Perdita Ross. A book reading using black-light and 3D glasses lets the audience experience books in a whole new way! After the reading, we'll have an interactive art activity where budding artists can create their own fun characters from scratch!   Book Club - Hawthorne Bookish Sort Book Club Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room Thursday, August 01: 5:30pm - 6:45pm AGE GROUP: ADULTS (19 AND UP) Join the Bookish Sort Book Club for fun, food, and lively discussions!   Family Summer Sizzlers - Enjoy a movie with us! Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room Friday, August 02: 2:30pm - 4:30pm AGE GROUP: ALL AGES Enjoy a recently released to DVD family movie! The Lego Movie 2   the art lab @ HAW: Watercolor Painting Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room Mondays, August 5, 12, 19, & 26: 3:00pm - 5:00pm AGE GROUP: TEENS (12-18 YEARS), ADULTS (19 AND UP) Explore your creative side this summer! Registration Required.   Stranger Things at the Library Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room Tuesday, August 06: 3:30pm - 4:30pm AGE GROUP: TEENS (10-18 YEARS), ADULTS (19 AND UP) Calling all Stranger Things fans! Crafts and Eggos at the library! Join us at the library for some end-of-summer fun! We'll have Stranger Things themed arts & crafts plus Eggos for snacking. All ages 10+ welcome!   DIY Tassels Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room Wednesday, August 07: 3:30pm - 4:30pm AGE GROUP: TEENS (12-18 YEARS), ELEMENTARY (5-11 YEARS), ADULTS (19 AND UP) Ever wondered how to make your own tasseled accessories? Come learn how at the library! Join us in the meeting room this afternoon for some DIY fun! We'll teach you how to make tassels you can add to a key chain or backpack zipper.   Storytime Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room Thursday, August 8, 15, 22, 29: 10:30am - 11:15am AGE GROUP: TODDLERS (1-3 YEARS), PRESCHOOL (3-5 YEARS), BABIES (1 AND UNDER) Interactive storytime with literature-based fingerplays, art, music and puppetry for people identifying with age 5 and under and their caretakers.   Yoga Stretch - with Caroline Anaya Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room Thursday, August 8, 15, 22, 29: 5:55pm - 6:55pm AGE GROUP: ADULTS (19 AND UP) Gently tweak and twist those stuck and sore places -- You'll feel much better! Feel more confident in a stronger more flexible body! Caroline Anaya is a MS certified Yoga instructor with over 20 years’ experience teaching yoga.   Paper Ninja Stars Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room Tuesday, August 13: 3:30pm - 4:30pm AGE GROUP: ALL AGES Be a ninja for an afternoon and come make origami ninja stars at the library! Join us in the meeting room for some ninja arts and crafts! Bring your friends and learn how to make origami ninja stars!   Paper Airplane Challenge Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room Wednesday, August 14: 3:30pm - 4:30pm AGE GROUP: TEENS (12-18 YEARS), ELEMENTARY (5-11 YEARS) Come learn how to make all sorts of paper airplanes at the library! Can you create the airplane that will fly the farthest? Join us in the library meeting room for an afternoon of paper airplane crafts! We'll have over 30 different designs to choose from and all paper supplies will be provided, just bring your creativity!   Game Night Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room Tuesday, August 20: 3:00pm - 4:30pm AGE GROUP: TEENS (12-18 YEARS), ELEMENTARY (5-11 YEARS) Wii games, board games, card games, and more! Come join us for a night of fun and games! We will have games of every kind for all ages to enjoy - Wii games, board games, and card games!   SHINE Counseling Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room Thursday, August 22: 12:00pm - 2:00pm AGE GROUP: ADULTS (19 AND UP) SHINE offers advice by trained counselors that is unbiased, confidential and free. Individual sessions are designed to help those eligible for Medicare understand their choices and options.   Tools to Quit Tobacco - Quit Your Way Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room Tuesday, August 27: 4:00pm - 6:00pm AGE GROUP: ADULTS (19 AND UP) Do you smoke? Do you dip? Do you want to quit? Suwannee River Area Health Education Center presents a program designed to help you quit tobacco use. Call 866-341-2730 for required registration. Read more

  • 2019-2020 Family Friendly Karaoke Schedule
    Friday, August 2, 2019 - Friday, June 5, 2020

    Community Event 2019-2020 Family Friendly Karaoke Schedule   FAMILY FRIENDLY KARAOKE - first Friday monthly (except July) All welcome, singers and none singers alike; Open to the public.  No church affiliation needed   IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL ON THE 1st Friday each month (EXCEPT AS N0TED BELOW *) at the:  Newberry United Methodist Church  P.O. Box 475  24845 W Newberry Road  Newberry, FL 32669 352-472-4005 (Next to Hardee’s)  7-10 pm first Friday of each month   Potluck dinner at 7 pm   Upcoming dates   Sept 6. Back to school and 9/11   Oct 4 Halloween (costumes encouraged)   Nov 1 Thanksgiving   Dec 6 Christmas   Jan 3 50’s/60’s sock hop   Feb 7 Valentines   March 6 St Patrick’s  April 3 spring and Easter   May 1 Mother’s Day   June 5 Father’s Day /patriotic   July no event   Feel free to tip the KJ (Cowboy Mike) and/or bring food/snack to share Read more

  • 20th Annual Benefit Golf Tournament for Williams Elementary
    Saturday, August 17, 2019 - Monday, January 1, 0001

    Event Name: 20th Annual Benefit Golf Tournament for Williams Elementary  Event Date: Saturday August 17, 2019 Maureen Murtha Email: [email protected] Phone: 3523931491 Read more

  • Hawthorne Branch Library Events 08/19/19 to 08/25/19
    Monday, August 19, 2019 - Sunday, August 25, 2019

    Don’t forget Cooking From Your Garden tomorrow 3-4 PM. Tools to Quit Tobacco held Monday August 25 at 4-6 PM requires reservations:call 866-341-2730.     Artist Trading Card Swappers of Hawthorne - Come craft with us Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room     Monday, August 19: 5:30pm - 6:45pm AGE GROUP:  ADULTS (19 AND UP) Join the Hawthorne ATC swap and create your own masterpieces, meet/connect with other enthusiasts, and discover the world of trading art cards! Learn new techniques with us.   Game Night  Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room     Tuesday, August 20: 3:00pm - 4:30pm AGE GROUP:  TEENS (12-18 YEARS), ELEMENTARY (5-11 YEARS) Wii games, board games, card games, and more!   Storytime Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room     Thursday, August 22: 10:30am - 11:15am AGE GROUP:  TODDLERS (1-3 YEARS), PRESCHOOL (3-5 YEARS), BABIES (1 AND UNDER) Interactive storytime with literature-based fingerplays, art, music and puppetry for people identifying with age 5 and under and their caretakers.   SHINE Counseling Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room     Thursday, August 22: 12:00pm - 2:00pm AGE GROUP:  ADULTS (19 AND UP) SHINE offers advice by trained counselors that is unbiased, confidential and free. Join Judy Archey 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. Walk-ins are welcome on the 4th Thursday of each month at the Hawthorne Branch Library or call the Elder Care Helpline to schedule an appointment at another location or time: 1-800-963-5337.   Yoga Stretch - with Caroline Anaya Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room     Thursday, August 22: 5:55pm - 6:55pm AGE GROUP:  ADULTS (19 AND UP) Gently tweak and twist those stuck and sore places -- You'll feel much better! Feel more confident in a stronger more flexible body! Caroline Anaya is a MS certified Yoga instructor with over 20 years’ experience teaching yoga. Read more

  • Oakmont's Annual Back to School Bash
    Saturday, August 31, 2019

    Oakmont's Annual Back to School Bash 8.31.2019 Oakmont's Annual Back to School Bash (August 31, 2019 from 11:00am 2:00pm) benefits both local schools as well as the Child Advocacy Center! School supplies will be collected and donated for children in need within the Alachua school system and monetary donations will be collected to help the Child Advocacy Center break the cycle of child abuse in Alachua County and meet the needs of abused children in our community. Event Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/oakmont/back-to-school-bash-at-oakmont-charity-event/381400729230104/ Read more

  • Hawthorne Branch Library Events for September
    Sunday, September 1, 2019 - Monday, September 30, 2019

    Thank you for helping us spread the word about these events:  The Library will be closed Monday Sept 2 for the Labor Day Holiday   CREATEspace: Knit and Crochet Tuesday, September 03: 4:30pm - 5:45pm AGE GROUP: TEENS (12-18 YEARS), ADULTS (19 AND UP) Gather with us to work on your projects while chatting with like-minded crafters or work on a group project to donate. Cheri is happy to teach the art of knitting and crochet to interested learners. All skill levels welcome. Bring what you're working on to share what you know or learn from us while enjoying the company of other crafters. Cheri Westbrooks will lead this group that meets the first Tuesday of each month to share ideas and offer support for each other’s creative endeavors.   Storytime Thursdays, September 5, 12, 19, & 26: 10:30am - 11:15am AGE GROUP: TODDLERS (1-3 YEARS), PRESCHOOL (3-5 YEARS), BABIES (1 AND UNDER) Interactive storytime with literature-based fingerplays, art, music and puppetry for people identifying with age 5 and under and their caretakers   Hawthorne Bookish Sort Book Club Thursday, September 05: 5:30pm - 6:45pm AGE GROUP: ADULTS (19 AND UP) Join the Bookish Sort 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! See our blog for our list of upcoming reads and events.   Art STUDIOspace Mondays, September 9, 16, 23, & 30: 3:00pm - 5:00pm AGE GROUP: TEENS (12-18 YEARS), ADULTS (19 AND UP) Work on your art project with us! We will start the fall with a creative flourish by hosting a space for getting your art work done. We will have paper, watercolor and acrylic paints, and brushes here for you to use, so all you need is your creativity.   Decorate with Egg Cartons Tuesday, September 10: 3:30pm - 4:30pm AGE GROUP: TEENS (12-18 YEARS), ADULTS (19 AND UP) Transform trash into beautiful home decor! Join us at the library for an afternoon of arts and crafts! We will teach you how to take cardboard egg carts and transform them into decorative roses you can use throughout your home!   Make a Cardboard Octopus Thursday, September 12: 3:30pm - 4:30pm AGE GROUP: ALL AGES Learn how to make your very own octopus out of cardboard! Join us at the library for an afternoon of arts and crafts! We'll teach you how to make a silly octopus out of ordinary cardboard tubes! All supplies will be provided.   Yoga Stretch - with Caroline Anaya Thursdays, September 12, 19, & 26: 5:55pm - 6:55pm AGE GROUP: ADULTS (19 AND UP) Gently tweak and twist those stuck and sore places -- You'll feel much better! Feel more confident in a stronger more flexible body! Caroline Anaya is a MS certified Yoga instructor with over 20 years’ experience teaching yoga.   Artist Trading Card Swappers of Hawthorne - Come craft with us Monday, September 16: 5:30pm - 6:45pm AGE GROUP: ADULTS (19 AND UP) Join the Hawthorne ATC swap and create your own masterpieces, meet/connect with other enthusiasts, and discover the world of trading art cards! Learn new techniques with us on the first and third Monday of most months (Library is closed Monday Sept 2).   Talk Like A Pirate Day - Ahoy, matey. Join us for pirate fun! Tuesday, September 17: 3:30pm - 4:30pm AGE GROUP: ELEMENTARY (5-11 YEARS) Discover your pirate name, make your own cardboard Parrot, and talk like a pirate with us! We'll play a pirate trivia game too!   Game Night Tuesday, September 24: 3:00pm - 4:30pm AGE GROUP: TEENS (12-18 YEARS), ELEMENTARY (5-11 YEARS) Wii games, board games, card games, and more! Come join us for a night of fun and games! We will have games of every kind for all ages to enjoy - Wii games, board games, and card games!   The Emperor's New Groove Wednesday, September 25: 3:00pm - 4:30pm AGE GROUP: ALL AGES Come to the library for an afternoon of movies and crafts! Join us in the meeting room for a showing of the movie The Emperor's New Groove! We will also have movie related crafts and recipes for any who are interested! All ages are welcome.   SHINE Counseling Thursday, September 26: 12:00pm - 2:00pm AGE GROUP: ADULTS (19 AND UP) SHINE offers advice by trained counselors that is unbiased, confidential and free. Join Judy Archey 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. Walk-ins are welcome on the 4th Thursday of each month at the Hawthorne Branch Library or call the Elder Care Helpline to schedule an appointment at another location or time: 1-800-963-5337. Read more

  • Highland Missionary Baptist Church 51st Homecoming
    Sunday, September 8, 2019

    Highland Missionary Baptist Church 51st Homecoming Event Date: Sunday, September 8, 2019 Additional Info: Highland Missionary Baptist Church at 2620 NE 15th Street, Gainesville will celebrate its 51st Homecoming service on Sunday, September 8, 2019 starting at 10:30 a.m. Growing Stronger, Growing Deeper, Reaching Higher. Lunch to follow services. Read more

  • Swamp Chomp
    Thursday, September 12, 2019

    Swamp Chomp Thursday, September 12 6:00-9:00 pm at First Magnitude Hosted by Coach Jenny Rowland, UF Gymnastics Food provided by Mayflower Cellars Benefiting our amazing girls! Christi Arrington Executive Director | Girls Place, Inc.  2101 NW 39 Avenue | Gainesville, FL 32605 (352) 373-4475 www.girlsplace.net @girlsplaceinc #gp1p Read more

  • Gainesville Gone Memphis
    Thursday, October 24, 2019

    ·Gainesville Gone Memphis ·          Additional Info:Celebrating its 11th anniversary October 24, 2019 from 6:00pm-10:00pm, Gainesville Gone Memphis is the annual signature fundraising event benefiting the Child Advocacy Center, a local nonprofit dedicated to serving abused, neglected, or trafficked children throughout Alachua County. This event will be held at the Santa Fe River Ranch's brand new and stunning venue, Valley View. Gainesville Gone Memphis is an evening of live music, live and silent auctions, food and friends. We hope you'll consider joining us this year! Attire Casual country, western wear, boots and blue jeans are welcome!The event will be inside and outside so be sure to bring a light jacket or sweater in case it's a bit chilly! https://cacgainesville.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/GainesvilleGoneMemphis2019/About/tabid/1062808/Default.aspx Read more

  • Autumn Paint Out for Fair Oaks Foundation, Inc.
    Sunday, October 27, 2019 - Saturday, November 2, 2019

    Autumn Paint Out for Fair Oaks Foundation, Inc. October 27 - November 2 2019 Save the dates of October 27 - November 2nd 2019 for the Fair Oaks Foundation, Inc. Invitational Autumn Paint Out. The paint out will feature Fair Oaks and surrounding Evinston locations in North Central Florida. Invited artists will paint the rustic landscape of the area. The paint out will culminate on Saturday November 2nd with a gala event in the art tent. Sales will benefit the artists and Fair Oaks Foundation, Inc. Read more

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