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Our Community Events

  • 2018 Healing Hearts Bereavement Support Groups
    Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - Monday, December 31, 2018

    Please see attached flyer. Read more

  • 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 Library events 12/10/2018 to 12/16/2018
    Monday, December 10, 2018 - Sunday, December 16, 2018

    Senior Arts & Crafts Hawthorne Community Center (Old City Hall) Tuesday, December 11: 11:15am - 12:15pm The Hawthorne Library Offers arts, crafts, music and more at the Hawthorn Community Center on the 2nd Tuesday of each month! No cost to participate! Ages 50+ 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.  We will be making Ornaments out of cinnamon sticks, garland, and sequins!   Game Night Hawthorne Library - Meeting Room Tuesday, December 11: 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, and card games...plus hot chocolate!   Storytime  Hawthorne Library - Meeting Room Thursday, December 13: 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 CRAFTspace - Name Bracelets Hawthorne Library - Meeting Room Thursday, December 13: 3:00pm - 5:00pm AGE GROUP:  ALL AGES Make a bracelet with your name on it! Bring out your creative side - make a name bracelet with your favorite person's name on it! Materials will be provided.   Yoga Stretch - with Caroline Anaya Hawthorne Library - Meeting Room Thursday, December 13: 5:55pm - 6:55pm AGE GROUP:  TEENS (12-18 YEARS), 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.      Guylene Resue, Librarian I Hawthorne Branch Library Alachua County Library District 352-481-1920 www.aclib.us/hawthorne 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

  • A Night in the Garden
    Friday, December 21, 2018

    Join the Green House Nursery for A Night in the Garden Live music by "The Detours" Food with 29:11 Barbeque and Papa Pineapples, Drinks and more Friday, December 21 6:30 - 9:30 pm 15207 West Newberry Road Newberry, FL 32669 (352) 472-3699 tghnfl.com *FREE COMMUNITY EVENT! No entry fee. Food for purchase. Read more

  • A Night In The Garden
    Friday, December 21, 2018

    Join the Green House Nursery for A Night In The Garden! Live music by "The Detours", food with 29:11 Barbecue and Papa Pineapples, drinks, and more! Friday, December 21, 2018 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. 15207 W. Newberry Road Newberry, FL 32669 (352) 472-3699 TGHNFL.com 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

  • 43rd ANNUAL GAINESVILLE CAMELLIA SHOW
    Saturday, January 5, 2019 - Sunday, January 6, 2019

    43rd ANNUAL GAINESVILLE CAMELLIA SHOW January 5th and 6th, 2019 At Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, 4700 SW 58th Drive The show features award-winning blooms from growers throughout the Southeastern United States. Judging begins at 10:15 a.m. and the public is invited to view flowers from 1:00 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and 9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. Camellia plants will be available for purchase from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. both days, while the supply lasts. Over 200 varieties of beautiful, healthy plants will be available for sale. Come early for the best selection. Growers will be on site to answer questions about growing camellias. Find the Gainesville Camellia Society at www.atlanticcoastcamelliasociety.org (ACCS Member Clubs) or visit Gainesville Camellia Society on Facebook. 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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