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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

  • Alachua County Library District --free financial literacy programs this April for Money Smart Week
    Saturday, March 30, 2019

    Gainesville, Fla. – Alachua County Library District will offer dozens of free financial literacy programs this April for Money Smart Week to help patrons manage and build their financial future.   These classes, seminars and workshops are free and cover all facets of personal finance from establishing a budget to first-time homebuying to retirement planning. Money Smart Week is a collaborative effort by hundreds of businesses, government agencies, libraries and schools across the country to help consumers learn to oversee their personal finances. The official week is March 30-April 6, but the Library District’s programs will extend throughout the month.   Alachua Branch, 14913 NW 140 St., Alachua (386) 462-2592 ·         Money Smart Kids-Start a piggy bank today: Capital City Bank will be offering lessons on the essentials of money and planning, plus participants will decorate and take home a small ceramic piggy bank, for children and teens, 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, April 2 ·         Eating Healthy on a Budget: Learn how you can get the most for your money by planning meals and eating healthy with University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, for adults, 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2 ·         Edward Jones: A Talk on Tax Topics from Perspective Magazine featuring financial advisor Edward Potts, for adults, 2-3 p.m. Saturday, April 6   Archer Branch, 13266 SW State Road 45, Archer (352) 495-3367 ·         Money Management: This online course will cover financial planning, budgeting, managing debt and investing, for teens and adults, 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 7 ·         First-Time Homebuyer Workshop: Christie and Wade Wheeler from Matchmaker Realty will share lessons on the most common types of loans for first-time homebuyers, costs associated with the homebuying process and what to expect from the process, for adults, 3-4 p.m. Sunday, April 28   Cone Park Branch, 2801 E University Ave., Gainesville (352) 334-0720 ·         Money Smart Kids: Games, for kids, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10 ·         Made Bayou: Rachel Brintnall teaches this four-week course pairs design principles and social media marketing techniques to help teens produce tangible products for purchase. Participants will learn new creative skills through tutorials in a studio-style environment, working closely with classmates and the instructor to complete a set of unique prints, for teens, 4-5:45 p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays, April 16-May 9. Registration is encouraged, visit aclib.us.     Hawthorne Branch, 6640 SE 221 St., Hawthorne (352) 481-1920 ·         Check Your Credit Report: Laptops will be available and staff members will be on hand to help you obtain a copy of your current credit report, for adults, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24   Headquarters Library, 401 E University Ave., Gainesville (352) 334-3900 ·         Women & Investing: Kick off Money Smart Week with a video webcast from the Vanguard Investment Group followed by discussion, for adults, 6:30-8 pm. Monday, April 1 ·         Bullet Journaling: Learn spreads and designs to help you save money, for adults and teens, noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, April 2 ·         Credit, Debit or Cash? This webinar will delve into when to use each method of payment, teens and for adults, 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, April 2 ·         Financial Wellness for Families: In this video course, financial therapist Amanda Clayman will illustrate how families can work toward a shared financial future, for adults, 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, April 3 ·         Money-Saving Apps: Learn about different money-savings apps, including iBotta, ebates and more, for adults, 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, April 10 ·         Check Your Credit Report: Laptops will be available and staff members will be on hand to help you obtain a copy of your current credit report, for adults, 6:20-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10; 11 a.m.-noon Tuesday, April 23 ·         Upcycling Clothing: Find out how to upcycle clothing for helpful and handy uses, such as a T-shirt bag, for teens and adults, 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 7 ·         Five Money Questions for Women: Edward Jones financial expert Shannon Scott will discuss how to create a strong financial strategy for pre-retirement women, for adults, 5-6 p.m. Monday, April 15   High Springs Branch, 23779 W US Hwy 27, High Springs (386) 454-2515 ·         Socially Responsible Investment-Green Responsible Investment: Edward Jones financial advisor Lance Drawdy will address socially conscious "green" or ethical investing, which is any investment strategy that combines financial return and social environmental good to bring about a positive change, for adults, 6:30-7:45 p.m. Thursday, April 4   Library Partnership, 1130 NE 16 Ave., Gainesville (352) 334-0165 ·         Outsmart the Scammers: Edward Jones financial advisor Shannon Scott will covered flags to spot scammers, resources and ways to protect yourself and loved ones, for adults, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18   Micanopy Branch, 706 NE Cholokka Blvd., Micanopy (352) 466-3122 ·         Money Smart Kids: Representatives from CenterState Bank will join for fun activities and money lessons, for kids, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17   Millhopper Branch, 3145 NW 43 St., Gainesville (352) 334-1272 ·         Financial Literacy: Santa Fe College's financial literacy admissions specialist will cover potential scholarships, FAFSA forms and how to manage your money, for teens and adults, 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, April 3 ·         Put Your Retirement to Work: Edward Jones financial advisor Bill Bush leads this seminar about smart choices concerning your retirement plans, for adults, 11-11:45 a.m. Wednesday, April 10   Newberry Branch, 110 S Seaboard Drive, Newberry (352) 472-1135 ·         How to Teach Your Children about Money: Financial advisor Sheila Smith of Edward Jones will outline effective ways to teach kids about spending and money, for adults, 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2   Tower Road, 3020 SW 75 St., Gainesville (352) 333-2840 ·         Managing Personal Cash Flow: In this video course, financial therapist Amanda Clayman reveals ways you can adjust your financial habits and manage your cash flow in a positive way, for adults, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 3 ·         Stocks-The Nuts and Bolts: Edward Jones financial advisor Shannon Scott will cover the basics of stocks and investment strategy including quality, diversification and long-term perspectives, for all ages,  10-11 a.m. Saturday, April 6   For more details, contact Rachel Cook at 352-334-3909 or [email protected]     If a person with a disability needs an accommodation in order to participate in this event he or she is entitled, at no cost to him or her, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Alachua County Library District at 352-334-3910 at least three (3) days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service). 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  • 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

  • Dudley Farm Historic State Park Earth Day & the Heritage Nursery Plant Sale
    Saturday, April 20, 2019 - Saturday, April 20, 2019

    Dudley Farm Historic State Park presents Earth Day & the Heritage Nursery Plant Sale Sat. Apr. 20. 9:30am to 2:00pm, with displays  and information on Plants for Pollinators, Building  a Bee House, Invasive Exotic Plants, Zero Waste  Gainesville, etc. The plant sale features heritage  plants grown for decades in the Dudley flower gardens  and many species of native plants.  Receive a Longleaf pine tree seedlings, (one per family,  'til they are gone).        352-472-1142 Read more

  • The Hallelujah Girls
    Thursday, April 25, 2019 - Friday, April 26, 2019

    Please see attached flyer. Read more

  • Coffee at Campus USA Credit Union
    Thursday, April 25, 2019

    Please join us for coffee at Campus USA Credit Union and meet Ashley Crosier, the new Service Center Manager at our Alachua Service Center! 14759 NW 157th Lane Please stop by for a light breakfast and coffee between 8am and 10am on Thursday, April 25. Ashley and the rest of Campus USA Credit Union team are looking forward to meeting you! Please RSVP by Monday, April 22 at campuscu.com/events/coffee We look forward to seeing you there! Read more

  • Huge Garage Sale And Barbeque Dinners Sale
    Saturday, April 27, 2019 - Monday, January 1, 0001

    Event Name: Huge Garage Sale And Barbeque Dinners Sale Event Date: April 27th 2019 at Greater Fort Clarke Church/9121 west Newberry Rd First Name: Carolyn Last Name: Scott Email: [email protected] Phone: 3525148025 Read more

  • Vaccinate & Microchip Your Pet for Free
    Saturday, April 27, 2019

    Please see attached flyer. Read more

  • Acts of Faith Ministries
    Saturday, April 27, 2019 - Sunday, April 28, 2019

    Saturday, April 27, 2019 and Sunday, April 28, 2019 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 pm Acts of Faith Ministries and Newberry Development Outreach Service is co-sponsoring the following events. Farmers Market, Ats and Crafts, Yard Sale at Marz Park 8710 SW 170th Street Archer, FL 32618 Vendors are asked to call 352-258-5548 Future market days will be held on the 1st and 3rd week-end of the month. If the 1st day of the month falls on Sunday. The market will be open only one day that week end. Read more

  • 5th Annual Tom Muff Memorial Car Show
    Saturday, April 27, 2019

    5th Annual Tom Muff Memorial Car Show Event Date: Saturday, April 27th (Roberta Devlin [email protected] 352-528-5100) 5th ANNUAL TOM MUFF MEMORIAL CAR SHOW: April 27th , 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Holy Family Catholic Church, 17353 NE Hwy 27 Alt., Williston, FL. Registration from 8-10 a.m. Awards at 2:30 p.m. $15 pre-registration fee by April 19th and $20 the day of the show. All makes and models are welcome! Free admission and parking for general public. Food and beverages for purchase, door prizes, 50/50, Angel House Thrift Shop and music by Big D. Top 25, Best of Show and People’s Choice Awards. Dash plaques for the first 50 registered. For more information contact Roberta at 352-528-5100 or [email protected] Download registration flyer at http://holy-family-church.org/carshow.htm. Read more

  • Fly-in, Cruise-in and Business Expo
    Saturday, April 27, 2019

    Fly-in, Cruise-in and Business Expo at Cross City Airport Saturday April 27, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM FREE Admission Vendors Food • Drinks • Crafts Live Music Next to Trail Riders Kiddy Rides Bounce House, Kiddie Train Plane & Helicopter Rides - Young Eagles ages 7-17 Military Displays R/C Aircraft Aircraft Demos Silverlight Gyroplanes Please see attached flyer 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

  • 8th Annual Bread of the Mighty Food Bank's Empty Bowls
    Thursday, May 2, 2019 - Monday, January 1, 0001

    This year's Empty Bowls, held at Trinity United Methodist Church, will host 450+ guests who will dine on a simple, but delicious meal of soup provided by Chick-Fil-A Oaks Mall, bread and fruit. All attendees will receive a handcrafted bowl produced by local art students to take home as a reminder of the empty bowls throughout our community. The event will feature guest speakers along with a live and silent auction. For tickets and sponsorship information please visit breadofthemighty.org Read more

  • 12th Annual , Island Grove Blueberry Festival
    Saturday, May 4, 2019

    8am-3pm, Intersection of 301 & 325 Island Grove , all funds raised to help Cross Creek , Island Grove & Lochloosa Fire Department. FUN FOR ALL Read more

  • In Life Together - annasemble Orchestra Concert
    Sunday, May 12, 2019 - Monday, January 1, 0001

    Annasemble Community Orchestra presents "In Life Together", a FREE concert May 12th at 4:00 pm for the community. The 2019 Annasemble annual concert focuses on aspects of life ringing through music and its composers. Life's journey through music will come clear as we travel from Beethoven all the way to Tom Petty. Aspects such as love, pain, tradition and way of life will come forth. Selections include music by Beethoven, Joplin, Petty, McCartney, Shaffy and Tradition from Fiddler on the Roof. After this Mother's Day concert enjoy the refreshments at the reception. This is a free event Read more

  • Master Gardener Plant Sale & Ag Fest
    Saturday, May 18, 2019

    Master Gardener Plant Sale & Ag Fest Event Date: May 18, 2019 Additional Info: The Master Gardener Plant Sale will have a variety of herbs, annuals, perennials, natives, trees and more will be available at exceptional prices. Master Gardener volunteers will be on site for advice on selection and care of your plants. This annual plant sale is a fundraiser for the Alachua County Master Gardener Volunteer Program. The funds are used for school gardens and community gardens throughout the county, summer camp scholarships for youth and more. In 2018 over 100 Master Gardener Volunteers gave more than 10,000 hours of service to the community. The Ag Fest will be providing information on the following: beekeeping, composting, 4-H program, Department of Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping™, Food & Nutrition Program, raised bed gardening, and more. In addition, presentations are scheduled on Growing Herbs that will be held from 8:45-9:15 a.m. and Cooking with Herbs from 9:45-10:15 a.m. (subject to change). Come and learn more about locally grown food, producing and growing food. Admission and parking are free. For more information about this program call (352)955-2402. Visit https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/alachua/ for additional programs offered by the Extension Office. 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

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