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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

  • Hawthorne Branch Library Events 07-15-19 to 07-21-19
    Monday, July 15, 2019 - Sunday, July 21, 2019

    Don’t forget tomorrow Friday July 12 family Movie Matinee Into the Spiderverse beginning at 2:30 PM Local Author Jane Mitchell - You Can't Ride This Train Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room Monday, July 15: 5:30pm - 6:30pm AGE GROUP: ADULTS (19 AND UP) Meet author Jane Mitchell who will introduce us to her newest novel "You Can't Ride This Train." A book signing will follow. Game Night Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room Tuesday, July 16: 3:00pm - 4:30pm AGE GROUP: TEENS (12-18 YEARS), ELEMENTARY (5-11 YEARS), ADULTS (19 AND UP) Wii games, board games, card games, and more! MakerSpace: Coding MUSIC Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room Wednesday, July 17: 4:00pm - 5:15pm AGE GROUP: ELEMENTARY (5-11 YEARS) Grades 4 through 8 will discover the fun of using computer coding to create musical art. 8 Wednesdays of creativity! Storytime Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room Thursday, July 18: 10:30am - 10:50am 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. Summer at the Library - Menestrelli Dog Show Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room Thursday, July 18: 11:00am - 12:05pm AGE GROUP: ELEMENTARY (5-11 YEARS) A special dog show with 9 funny and very entertaining dogs. These dogs know how to climb stairs, perform somersaults, and other uniquely designed family tricks. Read to a Dog Hawthorne Branch - Outdoor Program Area Thursday, July 18: 3:00pm - 4:00pm AGE GROUP: ALL AGES Cuddle up with a dog and a book! All ages and readers welcome. Talk Science with Me! Hawthorne Branch - Outdoor Program Area Thursday, July 18: 5:00pm - 7:00pm AGE GROUP: ALL AGES Have a casual conservation with a scientist: ask questions, swap stories, discover how science relates to YOUR life, even talk about football ... anything is fair game at these casual conversations. Yoga Stretch - with Caroline Anaya Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room Thursday, July 18: 5:55pm - 6:55pm AGE GROUP: ADULTS (19 AND UP) Gently tweak and twist those stuck and sore places -- You'll feel much better!  ? Read more

  • A Night In The Garden
    Friday, July 19, 2019

    Join The Green House Nursery for... A Night in the Garden! Enjoy live music by Fast Lane Food Trucks; 29:11 BBQ, Swamp Religion, & B'z Gelati, Drinks & a cash 50/50 raffle Friday, July 19, 2019 6:30 p.m.-9:30p.m. Text the word "Greenhouse" to 77948 & receive your free gift today! 15207 W Newberry Road, Newberry, FL 32669 Read more

  • American Legion Post 383 in Old Town closed from July 6 until July 20
    Sunday, July 21, 2019 - Monday, January 1, 0001

    American Legion Post 383 in Old Town The American Legion is closed from July 6 until July 20 for health and safety renovations. We will have a Grand Reopening July 21 at 11am with installation of new officers and the unveiling of our Non Smoking section. We wull offer free food and entertainment with the Doc Adams band. Come by and check us out especially if you are a vet however everyone is WELCOME.. Read more

  • Eco-Friendly Adventure Day
    Saturday, July 27, 2019

    Eco-Friendly Adventure Day Event Date: July 27, 2019 The 3rd annual Eco-Friendly Adventure Day is located 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 adventure race, eco-friendly vegan vendors, live music & entertainment, kids' activities, vegan food, games & prizes, and discounted admission to Cedar Lakes Woods & Gardens, Eco Friendly Adventure Day is a fun event for all ages! You can register for the race at www.NatureNinjaRun.org. Discounted Admission to Cedar Lakes Woods & Gardens (all admission fees are applied to Cedar Lakes Woods & Gardens): Adults: $8 Children (6-13): $5 Children under 6: Free Eco-Friendly Adventure Day is presented by Solutionary Events, a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational outreach initiative promoting healthy, compassionate, and eco-friendly living. Learn more at www.SolutionaryEvents.org. Read more

  • 10th Annual Hawthorne Community Fun Bowl
    Saturday, July 27, 2019 - Monday, January 1, 0001

    The most fun bowling event of the year is back!!! Be sure to register early as space is limited! You don't have to bowl to get in on the fun! Stop by and purchase door prize tickets for a chance to win AWESOME prizes! The event proceeds go toward college scholarships for local Hawthorne Middle/High School students! Event is held at Splitz Bowling Center, Gainesville 10AM-1PM. Find more information at www.HawthorneAreaChamber.org. Event Date: 07/27/2019 Katy Hall Email: [email protected] Phone: 3523635125 Read more

  • Faith Church Career Fair 2019
    Saturday, July 27, 2019

    Faith Church, located at 2905 SE 21st Avenue, Gainesville, will be hosting a Career Fair on Saturday, July 27 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Representatives from Tacachale will be there to discuss career opportunities and benefits. Positions are available in direct care, food service, nursing, residential management and security. Bring copies of your resume, and meet with potential employers. For more information, contact Belinda Clark by phone (352) 317-5703 or email [email protected] or Sandy Waldon (352) 494-9641 or [email protected] 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

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