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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

  • FAMILY FRIENDLY KARAOKE
    Friday, January 4, 2019 - Friday, June 7, 2019

    FAMILY FRIENDLY KARAOKE IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL ON THE  1st Friday each month (EXCEPT AS NOTED BELOW *) at the: First United Methodist Church P.O. Box 475 248455 W Newberry Road Newberry, FL 32669 352-472-4005 (Next to Hardy’s) Upcoming dates 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 Feel free to tip the KJ (Cowboy Mike) or bring food/snack to share Please let me know if you are coming! Read more

  • Managing My Anger
    Friday, April 5, 2019 - Friday, June 28, 2019

    A free 13 week New Life Behavior ministries  Managing My Anger Library Partnership  912 SE 16th Avenue Gainesville Fla. Friday’s - April 5, 2019 Read more

  • UF MEDICAL GUILD 2019 SPECIAL PROJECTS GRANT
    Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - Friday, June 14, 2019

    UF MEDICAL GUILD REQUEST FOR GRANT PROPOSALS 2019 The UF Medical Guild is now accepting grant applications to fund health and wellness projects from non-profit organizations. We have $55,000 available to fund a range of $1,000 to $8,000 per grant. The average grant last year was $4,000.  If your grant relates to health/wellness, benefits people in Gainesville/Alachua County, and can be completed in one year, download instructions and an application form from our website, guild.med.ufl.edu. The application deadline is June 14, 2019.   If you have any questions, email [email protected] If you would like to see other grants that have been funded in the past, please refer to our website, guild.med.ufl.edu.  Please see attached Read more

  • Hawthorne Library events 05-20-19 to 05-26-19
    Monday, May 20, 2019 - Sunday, May 26, 2019

    Super Seniors Arts and Crafts - Monogram Bookmarks Hawthorne Community Center (old City Hall) Monday, May 20: 11:00am - 12:45pm Seniors 50+ meet at the Hawthorne Community Center (Old City Hall) the 3rd Monday of each month to visit, create, and connect. Join us May 20 beginning at 11:00 AM to your creativity flow: use Washi Tape to create a personalized monogram bookmarks that you'll be proud to use or give to a friend.   STUDIOspace Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room Monday, May 20: 3:00pm - 5:00pm Age group: Teens (12-18 years), Adults (19 and up) We will finish out the spring at Hawthorne 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.   Game Night Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room Tuesday, May 21: 3:00pm - 4:30pm Age group: All Ages 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, card games.   Magic: The Gathering Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room Wednesday, May 22: 4:00pm - 5:00pm Age group: Teens (12-18 years) Hawthorne's Magic Club will return on May 29th! Open to all players of all skill levels, this club will teach you everything you need to know about Magic: The Gathering. Players will learn all about game rules, card types, special creatures and enchantments and be able to practice what they learn in games with friends!   Storytime Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room Thursday, May 23: 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, May 23: 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, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm. or call the Elder Care Helpline for appointments at other times or locations: 1-800-963-5337.   Yoga Stretch - with Caroline Anaya Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room Thursday, May 23: 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.   Age-Friendly Alachua County Hawthorne Branch - Lobby Saturday, May 25: 1:00pm - 5:00pm Age group: Adults (19 and up) A new initiative by the Community Coalition of Older Adults (CCOA) and AARP.  Jeff Satine from the Alachua County Health Department will be at the Hawthorne library on Saturday, May 25, from 1 to 5 pm to find out what Alachua County residents aged 50 and over want in their communities. He will be on hand to help residents with an online survey and answer any questions they may have. Read more

  • BACK TO WORK 50+
    Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - Tuesday, June 11, 2019

    Wed., May 22:  5p-7p,             All 4 workshops will be held at the SF Downtown Thurs, May 3: 2p-4p.                        Campus CIED Center                        Wed., June 5:  2p-4p.              (Center for Innovation and Economic Development)                                Tues., June 11: 10 a.m.-Noon       530 West University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32601 Unemployment is low, and employers are looking for talent. BACK TO WORK 50+ teaches the seven job readiness strategies necessary for securing employment. These include creating a successful resume that highlights accomplishments, cover letters, answering tough interview questions, networking, and navigating the online application. In today’s job market, computer skills are a must. Come find out how to get 8 hours of free computer skills training! The information sessions and coaching programs are free. Call (toll free) 855-850-2525 to register for these 2 hour workshops. Read more

  • Alachua County Library District - Media Advisory – May 3, 2019
    Saturday, June 1, 2019 - Monday, January 1, 0001

    Media Advisory – May 3, 2019   Gainesville, Fla. – From Archer to Waldo, all Alachua County Library District branches will open with new schedules starting Saturday, June 1.   The Alachua County Library District Governing Board and Board of Trustees members unanimously approved a districtwide update to all branch hours at a joint meeting held Thursday, Feb. 28. The new schedules are designed to better serve the changing needs of local communities and improve consistency across the Library District’s 12 branches. Overall, the updated hours will increase the total number of branch hours by 17 hours per week – approximately 884 additional hours per year.   The updated hours are the result of more than two years of research, including public surveys and factors including checkouts by hour, branch visits and computer sessions. The revised hours will not affect the number of staff members at each library branch.   Current schedules and new hours are attached below. For more details, please visit aclib.us/newhours or contact Rachel Cook at [email protected] Read more

  • Santa Fe High School Class of 1979
    Friday, June 7, 2019 - Saturday, June 8, 2019

    On June 8 Santa Fe High School Class of 1979 are having their 40 year reunion at Gate Way Grand Best Western on 39 Ave. in Gainesville. They will have a meet and greet on June 7 at 6:00 PM in the Gator Den at the same location. Please email [email protected] or contact Holly Hale Nelson on Facebook for more information. Read more

  • City of Archer & ACCAB 4th Annual Health Fair
    Saturday, June 8, 2019

    Add to your calendar:   Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 10:00am Archer Community Center 16671 SW 137th Ave Archer, FL 32618 See map: Google Maps City of Archer & ACCAB 4th Annual Health Fair June 8, 2019 [email protected] The Archer Community donated enough blood to save 30 lives last year according to LifeSouth Blood Center in GNV. ? Roberta Lopez, ACCAB Chair/City of Archer Thank you in advance. Read more

  • VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
    Monday, June 10, 2019 - Friday, June 14, 2019

    VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS) Date: JUNE 10-JUNE 14, 2019 Additional Info: FREE EVENT CHILDREN 3YRS OLD-5TH GRADE 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon - Monday - Friday Forest Grove Baptist Church 22575 NW 94th Ave, Alachua, FL 386-462-3921 Website: forestgrovebaptistchurch.org Read more

  • GATEWAY CHRISTIAN CENTER WOMEN OF UNITY CONFERENCE
    Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - Sunday, June 16, 2019

    GATEWAY CHRISTIAN CENTER WOMEN OF UNITY CONFERENCE Date: JUNE 12-16, 2019 Additional Info: Gateway Christian Center Church will host its Women of Unity Conference, June 12-16, at the church. Wed. at 7:30pm, Thursday & Friday, 10:30am, 2:00pm and 7:30pm. The theme is "Extraordinary Women of Faith Embracing the Hearth of God" For more information, call 352-379-3004. Pastor, Apostle Frank Clifton. Read more

  • Biblical Storytelling Workshop
    Saturday, June 29, 2019 - Saturday, June 29, 2019

    Gainesville Biblical Storytelling Workshop and Performance Event      A Biblical Storytelling Workshop geared for the love of telling stories and for those who teach, preach, or speak within the church or outside it, or who just want to grow as a Biblical storyteller in any denomination. Most of the Bible consists of story narratives! Let’s learn to tell them together!      The workshop will be conducted by professional storytellers on Saturday, June 29th at Wesley United Methodist Church, 826 NW 23rd Avenue, Gainesville, Fl. Hours are from 9 am to 5:30 pm. The workshop fee of $25 dollars, includes lunch.      A Biblical Story Concert will also be held in the Wesley UMC sanctuary at 7:00 pm on Saturday, June 29. The concert fee is $5. Info and workshop registration online at https://casenl.wixsite.com/mysite. No credit cards please. Read more

  • ALICE Training
    Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - Thursday, July 18, 2019

    This is an Active Shooter Response Training course designed to teach participants the skills and strategies to increase survivability during the gap between the time a violent event begins and law enforcement arrives. Upon completion of this course you will be Certified ALICE instructor and have the knowledge and resources to train others based on your role in the community. Brenda Kirby [email protected] 3523337700 Read more

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