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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

  • AMERICAN PICKERS to Film in Florida!
    Thursday, November 8, 2018 - Thursday, February 28, 2019

    Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Florida! They plan to film episodes of the hit series AMERICAN PICKERS throughout the region in February 2019! AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking” on History. The hit show follows Mike and Frank, two of the most skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques. They are always excited to find sizeable, unique collections and learn the interesting stories behind them. As they hit the back roads from coast to coast, Mike and Frank are on a mission to recycle and rescue forgotten relics. Along the way, the Pickers want to meet characters with remarkable and exceptional items. The pair hopes to give historically significant objects a new lease on life, while learning a thing or two about America’s past along the way. Mike and Frank have seen a lot of rusty gold over the years and are always looking to discover something they’ve never seen before. They are ready to find extraordinary items and hear fascinating tales about them. AMERICAN PICKERS is looking for leads and would love to explore your hidden treasure. If you or someone you know has a large, private collection or accumulation of antiques that the Pickers can spend the better part of the day looking through, send us your name, phone number, location and description of the collection with photos to: [email protected] or call 855-OLD-RUST. facebook: @GotAPick 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
    Thursday, January 3, 2019 - Wednesday, January 30, 2019

    Storytime Thursdays, January 3, 10, 17, 24 31 10:30am - 11:15am     Hawthorne Library - Meeting Room 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. Bookish Sort Book Club Thursday, January 03 5:30pm - 6:30pm     Hawthorne Library - Meeting Room 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! the art lab @ HAW: Watercolor Painting Mondays, January 7, 14, 21, 28 3:00pm - 5:00pm     Hawthorne Library - Meeting Room AGE GROUP: TEENS (12-18 YEARS), ADULTS (19 AND UP) Judy Harris, Cross Creek artist, will be your guide through watercolor painting - no previous drawing or painting experience required. Class is limited to 10 students - REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Register online or by calling the Hawthorne library at 352-481-1920. We will have all the materials on hand - all we need is you! National Bubble Bath Day - Make Your Own Bath Bomb Tuesday, January 8 3:30pm - 4:30pm     Hawthorne Library - Meeting Room AGE GROUP: TEENS (12-18 YEARS), ADULTS (19 AND UP) Join us in celebrating National Bubble Bath Day and create your very own custom bath bomb! Come celebrate by creating your own one-of-a-kind bath bomb! Treat yourself and use your favorite scent and color or make one as a gift! Read to a Dog Thursday, January 10 3:00pm - 4:00pm     Hawthorne Library – Lobby AGE GROUP: ALL AGES Cuddle up with a dog and a book! All ages and readers welcome. Join us at 3 pm the first Thursday of each month as reading dogs Barney and Fara are here to help readers of all ages hone their reading skills! Yoga Stretch - with Caroline Anaya Thursdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31 5:55pm - 6:55pm     Hawthorne Library - Meeting Room AGE GROUP: ADULTS (19 AND UP) Gently tweak and twist those stuck and sore placed -- 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. Wayfaring Painter Presents: Folk Art Printmaking Saturday, January 12: 2:00pm - 4:00pm     Hawthorne Library - Meeting Room AGE GROUP: TEENS (12-18 YEARS), ADULTS (19 AND UP) Crafters and creative thinkers of all walks will benefit from this design-centered exploration of pattern. Space is limited; tickets to attend will be available beginning at 1:30 PM Kristyn will lead participants through the process of creating a repeating design inspired by a variety of folk art expressions including mehndi, rosemaling, and textile traditions such as mudcloth and wagara. You can look forward to a high sensory, mixed media experience using clay, printmaking and drawing techniques. Senior Arts & Crafts Monday, January 14: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm      Hawthorne Community Center - Old City Hall AGE GROUP: SENIORS 50+           Join us on the 2nd Monday of each month for arts, crafts, music and more at the Hawthorn Community Center! Cosponsored by the Hawthorne Life Enrichment Center, seniors are invited to come mingle at the Hawthorne Community Center to enjoy creating decorative projects and have fun with friends! Supplies provided. January we'll be making snowflake ornaments out of pasta noodles! Game Night Tuesday, January 15: 3:00pm - 4:30pm     Hawthorne Library - Meeting Room      AGE GROUP: ALL AGES 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...and sugar cookies!   Tools to Quit Tobacco Saturday, January 19: 2:00pm - 4:00pm     Hawthorne Library - Meeting Room AGE GROUP: ADULTS (19 AND UP) Suwannee River Area Health Education Center presents a program designed to help you quit tobacco use. Call 866-341-2730 for required registration. Suwannee River Area Health Education Center designed this program to help you quit tobacco. Each participant receives up to a 4-week supply of FREE nicotine patches, gum or lozenges (when medically appropriate and while supplies last).   MakerSpace Jr. - Epic Marble Run Design Tuesday, January 22: 3:30pm - 4:45pm     Hawthorne Library - Meeting Room AGE GROUP: ELEMENTARY (5-11 YEARS) Use cardboard, paper plates, popsicle sticks, etc. to create your very own marble run. Share your creations with each other with each other and then take them home to enjoy! Will you make a spiral run, a zig-zag run, or something completely different.... SHINE Counseling Thursday, January 24: 12:00pm - 2:00pm     Hawthorne Library - Meeting Room AGE GROUP: ADULTS (19 AND UP) SHINE offers advice by trained counselors that is unbiased, confidential and free. The Florida Department of Elder Affairs offers counseling that is unbiased, confidential and no cost, by trained SHINE Volunteer Counselors. 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, 6640 SE 221st Street, Hawthorne, Florida 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm or call the Elder Care Helpline for an appointment at another time or location: 1-800-963-5337. Screening of The Hate U Give Thursday, January 24: 3:00pm - 5:00pm     Hawthorne Library - Meeting Room AGE GROUP: TEENS (12-18 YEARS), ADULTS (19 AND UP) Join us at the Hawthorne Branch for an early viewing of the movie based on the critically acclaimed book, The Hate U Give. Copies of the book will also be available for check out. Magic: The Gathering Wednesday, January 30: 3:30pm - 4:30pm     Hawthorne Library - Meeting Room AGE GROUP: TEENS (12-18 YEARS) Hawthorne's very first Magic Club will begin on January 30th! Come learn how to play Magic: The Gathering and use enchantments, creatures, artifacts and more to win against your opponents! 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. 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

  • City Of Archer Recreation Baseball and Softball
    Friday, January 11, 2019 - Friday, February 8, 2019

    City Of Archer Recreation Baseball and Softball Date: 1/11/2019-2/8/2019 Name: Scott White Email: [email protected] Phone: 3522314804 Additional Info: The City of Archer is starting back it's recreation program and looking for children from ages 4 and up in the Alachua County area. Fee is $45 to sign up Read more

  • Hawthorne Library Events for January
    Saturday, January 19, 2019 - Thursday, January 24, 2019

    All ACLD Library locations will be closed Monday 1.21 for the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.   Don’t forget: Tools to Quit Tobacco  Saturday, January 19: 2:00pm - 4:00pm AGE GROUP:  ADULTS (19 AND UP)   Suwannee River Area Health Education Center presents a program designed to help you quit tobacco use. Call 866-341-2730 for required registration.   MakerSpace Jr. - Epic Marble Run Design Hawthorne Library - Meeting Room Tuesday, January 22: 3:30pm - 4:45pm AGE GROUP:  ELEMENTARY (5-11 YEARS) Use cardboard, paper plates, popsicle sticks, etc. to create your very own marble run.   Storytime Hawthorne Library - Meeting Room Thursday, January 24: 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 Library - Meeting Room Thursday, January 24: 12:00pm - 2:00pm AGE GROUP:  ADULTS (19 AND UP) The Florida Department of Elder Affairs offers counseling that is unbiased, confidential and no cost, by trained SHINE Volunteer Counselors. 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 for appointments at other times or locations: 1-800-963-5337.   Screening of The Hate U Give Hawthorne Library - Meeting Room Thursday, January 24: 3:00pm - 5:00pm AGE GROUP:  TEENS (12-18 YEARS), ADULTS (19 AND UP) Visit the Hawthorne Branch for a screening of The Hate U Give!   Yoga Stretch - with Caroline Anaya Hawthorne Library - Meeting Room Thursday, January 24: 5:55pm - 6:55pm AGE GROUP:  ADULTS (19 AND UP) Gently tweak and twist those stuck and sore placed -- 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

  • DivorceCare Support Group
    Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - Monday, January 1, 0001

    DivorceCare, a special help seminar and support group for people experiencing divorce and separation, will be held on Tuesday evenings at Westside Baptist Church beginning January 22, 2019 at 6:00 PM. DivorceCare features nationally recognized experts on divorce and recovery topics. Seminar sessions include “Facing My Anger”, “Facing My Loneliness”, “New Relationships”, “KidCare” and “Forgiveness.” Meetings will be held at 10000 W Newberry Road, Gainesville, FL 32606. For more information Westside Baptist Church at 352-333-7700. Read more

  • UF Health Free Gainesville Seminar Series: Know your risks for bladder and prostate cancer
    Thursday, January 24, 2019 - Monday, January 1, 0001

    When: Thursday, January 24th from 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM Where: Hilton University of Florida Conference Center 1714 SW 34 Street Gainesville, FL 32608 Price: Free Description: Urologic cancers include cancers of the bladder and prostate and are relatively common but they often don't get talked about. Do you know if you or a loved one are at high-risk? Learn about risk factors, warning signs and treatments for these very personal cancers. The Urologic Cancer Program at UF Health features comprehensive and compassionate care with personalized treatment options for cancers of the prostate, bladder and more. We work together to offer a dignified approach to improving urologic conditions through advanced technology and multidisciplinary state-of-the-art care. Padriac O'Malley, MD, MSc, FRCSC; UF Health Urology is the speaker at this event. Registration is required. Please call 352.733.0000 or visit UFHealth.org/events to register. Read more

  • Dancing Through The Decades
    Friday, January 25, 2019 - Monday, January 1, 0001

    Dust off your dancing shoes and join us as we dance through the decades to benefit the UF Health PALS THRIVE program. January 25, 2019 Turkey Creek Golf and Country Club 11008 Turkey Creek Boulevard Alachua, FL 32615 Main Doors open at 7:00 p.m. VIP reception at 6:30 p.m. for sponsors Learn more & get your tickets at DanceForPals.com FEATURING Live Music Entertainment by: Josie Crooks and Mikey Lathom of the Fabulous Gemtones and Stir It Up Duo! with Storm Roberts as emcee and Genius Entertainment as our DJ! Read more

  • City Light Church
    Sunday, January 27, 2019 - Monday, January 1, 0001

    City Light Church is launching out as a new church that wants to reach people in Gainesville that don't have a church or are looking for a new church. Located at 5020 NW 23rd Avenue. January 27, 2019 at 11am for the first service (new church) Read more

  • 33rd Annual Festival of Choirs
    Sunday, January 27, 2019

    The Thirty Third Annual Festival of Choirs! Tom Trenney, Conductor featuring the Choirs of: First Presbyterian Church First United Methodist Church Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Trinity United Methodist Church Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 5 P.M. First Presbyterian Church, 300 SW Second Avenue, Gainesville, FL Read more

  • Three Organ Spectacular!
    Sunday, February 10, 2019 - Monday, January 1, 0001

    Music at Holy Trinity presents: Three-Organ Spectacular! Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. Organists John T. Lowe, Jr., Seth Bott, Shawn Thomas, Peter Kinzie, and the Holy Trinity Choir, performing Louis Vierne's Messe Solennelle for Choir and Two Organs. Call the Parish Office (352) 372-4721 about tickets to Saturday evening's spaghetti dinner & old-fashioned hymn sing! *Additional organs provided by Peter Kinzie (Church Organ Concepts, Inverness) This event is presented FREE OF CHARGE. A reception follows (wine & hors d'oeuvres). Donations will be accepted to benefit The Holy Trinity Music Fund. 100 NE 1st Street, Gainesville, FL www.holytrinitygnv.org Read more

  • Spring Promenade
    Saturday, March 9, 2019

    Thomas Center Associates presents Spring Promenade Historic Gainesville Where the Past meets the Present Saturday March 9, 2019 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Buy tickets for this fundraiser tour of homes at The Thomas Center 302 NE 6th Avenue Read more

  • 2nd Annual Spring Art Festival
    Saturday, March 23, 2019

    Glen Dyals Park, 21340 SE Hwy 349, Suwannee FL 32692. Features local artists, crafters, food vendors and much more. Fun for the entire family! For vendor applications, email Jane at [email protected] Sponsored by Suwannee Library Technical Center (part of Dixie Public Library). Read more

  • Old Florida Celebration of the Arts
    Saturday, March 30, 2019 - Sunday, March 31, 2019

    March 30 & March 31, 2019 Juried Fine Arts Show welcoming 120 Fine Artists and Craftsman Art Demonstrations both Afternoons (1-4pm) Live Music, Great Food, & Kids Art Activities in Beachfront City Park Free, Family and Pet-Friendly Located on Historic 2nd St in Picturesque Cedar Key Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 10 am- 4pm 60 miles SW of Gainesville at the west in of State Road 24 Old Florida Celebration of the Arts For further information; Email: [email protected] Phone: 3525435400 Read more

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