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  • Cancer Support and Wellness Series
    Monday, January 8, 2018

    Second Monday of each month, starting January 2018, 10:00 a.m. to noon. Free class series. Fun and educational classes will be offered to cancer patients, family members of the community to promote health and quality of life. Classes are free, but seating is limited. Snacks and refreshments will be provided on a first-come-first-served basis. Class topics for 2018 will include: Palliative Care: January 8 Dance and Movement Therapy: February 12 Breathing for Health: March 12 Mindful and Gentle Yoga: April 9 Harnessing Your Inner Energy: May 14 Nutrition: June 11 Enhancing Sleep: July 9 Medical Marijuana and Cancer: August 13 Touch Therapies: September 10 Botanical Medicine: October 8 Meditation and Relaxation Practices: November 5 Advance Care Planning: December 10 A voluntary questionnaire will be given at the end of all classes to evaluate the effectiveness of this series. The Conference Center at Wilmot Gardens University of Florida 2023 SW Mowry Road, Gainesville, FL 32611 Parking: Wilmot Gardens visitors can park in the small, handicap-accessible parking lot next to the conference center. Additional parking is available in the West Garage, located at the northwest corner of Archer Road and Center Drive, across from the Dental Tower. Parking vouchers will be provided. Read more

  • Friday Family Friendly Karaoke
    Friday, June 1, 2018

    Info on Family Friendly Karaoke for June 1 / 7-10 pm Newberry United Methodist Church See details below Please note: NO KARAOKE IN JULY Come join us for Friday Family Friendly Karaoke Featuring KJ "Cowboy Mike" Powers Mark your calendars. 6/1/2018 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. No Karaoke in July 8/3/2018 9/7/2018 10/4/2018 11/2/2018 12/07/2018 In the fellowship Hall on the 1st Friday of each Month at the Newberry United Methodist Church P.O. Box 475 24845 West Newberry Road Newberry, FL 32669 352-472-4005 Cost: Please tip the Karaoke Disk Jockey All ages invited: No church affiliation needed No time for supper?? We will have food, coffee and snacks for you! or Bring your Own Snacks or Non-Alcoholic Beverages to Share! Lois Lehning Offering vocal solos (with or without devotional program) Need a Sunday anthem or two? Program for a Special Event or Holiday Service? Pre or Post Service music? Wedding or Funeral Service? e-mail: [email protected] Read more

  • 2018 Healing Hearts Bereavement Support Groups
    Wednesday, August 22, 2018

    Please see attached flyer. Read more

  • Become a Savvy Caregiver
    Monday, October 1, 2018

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  • FAMILY FRIENDLY KARAOKE
    Thursday, October 4, 2018

    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

  • Hurricane Michael Pet Relief
    Thursday, November 1, 2018

    Hurricane Michael Pet Relief Nov. 1st thru Dec. 1st - 2018 Additional Info: Pet food & Pet supplies drive with all donations being regularly distributed to shelters and the public in the Panama City/ Mexico Beach Area. ITEMS NEEDED: pet food, flea control, chew toys, dewormer, bottled water, cleansing wipes & first-aid supplies, as well as new and gently used leashes, collars, blankets, animal crates, & pet beds. DONATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS: Gainesville Harley-Davidson And Buell, First Magnitude Brewing Company, Alachua Sports Pub, Spindrifter Lounge, Tattoos by Carl, and Northwood Towing.(additional locations will be added as they come available) Pickup of LARGE donations can be scheduled by calling Dacia Russell @ 352-575-4485 or by contacting Keith Mullins @ Northwood Towing @ 352-373-6445. Read more

  • FAMILY FRIENDLY KARAOKE
    Friday, November 2, 2018

    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

    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

  • Alachua County Library Hawthorne Branch
    Monday, November 12, 2018

    ACLD Libraries will be closed Sunday Nov 11 and Monday Nov 12 for Veterans Day. Hey Hawthorne, lets celebrate Thanksgiving and grow our gratitude together! Each week in November, we will challenge you to share a photo of something in or around Hawthorne which makes you feel grateful. Submit using using #HAWGratitude and tag us using @alachualibrary Submit a picture each week to be eligible for that week's door prize drawing! Nov 4 - 10 What did you see? Share a picture of something beautiful/wonderful that you see in/around Hawthorne. Nov 11- 17 Who makes you grateful? Share a picture of a person or group of people in Hawthorne that you are grateful to know. Senior Arts & Crafts Hawthorne Community Center Tuesday, November 13: 11:00am - 12:30pm Join us on the 2nd Tuesday of each month for arts, crafts, music and more at the Hawthorn Community Center! No cost to participate! Ages 50+ For November we will paint with tissue paper creating a water color like autumn painting. 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.    Storytime  Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room Thursday, November 15: 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, November 15: 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. Join Judy Archey for individual sessions designed to help those eligible for Medicare understand their choices and options. The discussion will consist of definitions, costs, options and all questions answered. 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. Call the Elder Care Helpline for sites that require appointments: 1-800-963-5337, or 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.   Read to a Dog  Hawthorne Library Main Lobby Thursday, November 15: 3:30pm - 4:45pm AGE GROUP:  ALL AGES EVENT TYPE:   READING LITERACY  ANIMALS & NATURE Cuddle up with a dog and read a book! All ages and readers welcome.   Meeting Room Gently tweak and twist those stuck and sore placed -- You'll feel much better! Feel more confident in a stronger more flexible body! Caroline Anayais a MS certified Yoga instructor with over 20 years experience teaching yoga   FOODIEspace: Cooking from your garden  Hawthorne Branch - Meeting Room Friday, November 16: 3:00pm - 4:00pm AGE GROUP:  ALL AGES Learn more about growing your garden and cooking from your garden. Read more

  • COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER
    Thursday, November 22, 2018

    COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER Hosted by the Newberry Church of Christ November 22, 2018 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Free to All Feel free to come and give thanks to God for all that we have been blessed with. It's great to be with friends and loved ones for the holidays. Come as our guest and leave as our friend! We would like Happy Thanksgiving in the community dinner: Produce Place Pawn Shop L&N Auto Sale Hitchcock's Hometown Pharmacy Foxshire Grooming The Country Kitchen Villagglo The Frozen Berry Many individuals for their money, food and time. For any Questions call Jess Carter, minister, at (352)727-1943 Read more

  • Music at Holy Trinity - Twenty-Third Annual St. Andrew's Day Evensong
    Sunday, November 25, 2018

    Music at Holy Trinity on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Twenty-Third Annual St. Andrew's Day Evensong The Holy Trinity Choir, Bagpipes, Scottish Singing and Dancing This event is presented FREE OF CHARGE. The reception follows (wine and 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

  • Turning Point Community Yard Sale
    Saturday, December 1, 2018

    Saturday, December 1, 2018 8:00 a.m. til 1:00 p.m. Booth space (10x10) $20.00 (only $15 presale) Call 463-1882 or 463-00125 Turning Point Ministry - 16750 NW 60th Street (C/R 341/Dairy Road) (4.5 miles north of Walmart) Breakfast & Lunch!! Read more

  • Multi Market Sale Heritage Park Melrose, FL
    Saturday, December 1, 2018

    Multi Market Sale - Crafts - Arts - Produce - Jewelry Dec. 1, 2018 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. At Heritage Park Melrose, FL Call Deb Massie at 352-318-4760 for info., to reserve your space! cost: $5.00 each 10X10 space (canopies encouraged) Proceeds To: Melrose Senior and Community Center Music in Gazebo ~ 'Just Sayin' Read more

  • FAMILY FRIENDLY KARAOKE
    Friday, December 7, 2018

    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

  • Walk Through Bethlehem
    Friday, December 7, 2018

    Join us for a Walk Through Bethlehem. Close your eyes a second before you enter the city gates and let your mind take you back over 2000 years in time. Walk with a guide through the market place and be part of the sights and sounds of the city where Christ was born. Hear and see the vendors selling their wares, the sounds of the animals and the villagers talking about the wonderful event about to unfold in their small town. Then experience our Live Drama featuring some of the miracles of Christ from his birth to his resurrection. The drama, music, and costumes will take you back in time and is a wonderful way to start celebrating the true meaning of the Christmas season. First Baptist Church Keystone Heights 550 E. Walker Drive Keystone Heights, Fl. 32656 Dec. 7th, 8th and 9th 6pm-9pm No reservation needed unless you are a large group of more than 15 people. There is no charge - FREE to all Contact Person: Marcia Blackwell Email: [email protected] Cell: 561-352-5127 Read more

  • Hawthorne's 36th Annual Christmas Festival
    Saturday, December 8, 2018

    Hawthorne's 36th Annual Christmas Festival (11:00 am - 5:30 pm) Parade at 3:00 pm Photos with Santa at the library 4:00 - 5:00 pm Parade and Festival Located at: SE 221st Street Hawthorne, FL Download entry forms at www.HawthorneAreaChamber.org Read more

  • Holiday Harmonies VI
    Saturday, December 8, 2018

    Save the Date! Holiday Harmonies VI Season of Joy Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Church, 4225 NW 34th Street, Gainesville *The Award Winning Gainesville Harmony Show Chorus* *Barbergators Chorus* Read more

  • Cookies by the Ton
    Saturday, December 15, 2018

    Will be more than just fun! Choices will be plenty, so don't buy just any old store bought treats, to be your holiday sweets. Let us do your holiday baking for you. (Cookies, sold by the pound) Mark your calendars! Saturday, December 15, 2018 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Turning Point Ministry 463-1882 16750 NE C/R 341 (Dairy Road) just north of Joppa Rd. or call 463-0015 Read more

  • Love Never Fails Event
    Tuesday, December 18, 2018

    Subject: Love Never Fails Event in Honor of Law Enforcement Message: Please delete the first announcement sent. Add this one: Love Never Fails Event in Honor of Law Enforcement December 18, 2018 7:00 p.m. Location: 5701 Venue (Senior Citizen Recreation Center) 5701 NW 34th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32653 Lazarus Restoration Ministries, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization, will be hosting the first “Love Never Fails” event in honor of the Gainesville Police Department, Alachua County Sheriff’s Office, University of Florida Police Department, Santa Fe Police Department and the Florida Highway Patrol in the Gainesville District. We hope you will join us in honoring our dedicated men and women that works tirelessly in keeping our city safe. Come and enjoy food, door prizes, music, and so much more to show our Law Enforcement we appreciate the job that they do. Seating will be limited so register online at www.lazarusrmi.org under Special Events.  Email: [email protected] 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

    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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