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Our Community Events

  • Family Friendly Karaoke
    Friday, December 1, 2017

    Featuring KJ "Cowboy Mike" Powers December 1st 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at the Newberry United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 475, 248455 W Newberry Road, Newberry, FL 32669 352-472-4005 Cost: Please tip the Karaoke Disk Jockey Christmas Music will be featured! No time for supper? Pizza & other snacks available for you! Or bring your own snacks to share! Public welcomed to come sing or listen! There will also be a Christmas Movie. Dates; 12/1/20-2017 - 1/5/2018 -2/2/2018 –3/2/2018 – 4/6/2018 - - 5/4/2018 – 6/1/2018 - 8/3/2018 – 9/7/2018 Read more

  • 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

  • Hawthorne Branch Library Events 08-20-2018 to 08-26-2018
    Monday, August 20, 2018

    Don’t forget Cooking from Your Garden tomorrow 3:00 PM: Stir-fry. Storytime Thursday, August 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 Thursday, August 23: 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. 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 appointments at other sites or times: 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. Teen Movie Matinee Thursday, August 23: 2:30pm - 4:30pm AGE GROUP: TEENS (12-18 YEARS) Join us for the latest movie at the library! Avengers Infinity War Yoga Stretch Thursday, August 23: 5:55pm - 6:55pm Feel more confident in a stronger more flexible body! Caroline Anaya MS certified Ayurvedic Yoga (ancient practice) YogaFit (Yoga for the fitness industry) & 200-hr Yoga Alliance. 21 Years' experience teaching Yoga Tools to Quit Tobacco Saturday, August 25: 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. This program covers all forms of tobacco and each participant receives up to a 4-week supply of FREE nicotine patches, gum or lozenges (when medically appropriate and while supplies last). Guylene Resue, Librarian I Hawthorne Branch Library Alachua County Library District 352-481-1920 Read more

  • Habitat: Building and Transforming
    Thursday, August 23, 2018

    Habitat: Building and Transforming Sweetwater Branch Inn 625 E University Ave, Gainesvillle 5:30 – 7:30 pm beer, wine and signature cocktails with hors d’oeuvres THURSDAY August 23, 2018 Come and share all our news about the exciting new events happening at Alachua Habitat for Humanity in the next year. We will have our teams there ready to share the news and explain how you can get involved and be part of the fun. $50 pp Read more

  • Learn the Art of A Cappella
    Thursday, September 6, 2018

    Ladies! Love to sing? Come sing with us and Learn the Art of A Cappella! Six Weeks Beginning September 6th Thursday Evenings 7:00 to 8:30 PM Concert on October 18th All new singers invited to perform! Gainesville Harmony Show Chorus Contact: Beth Ripple (352) 870-5555 [email protected] Grace Presbyterian Church 3146 NW 13th Street Gainesville, Florida 32609 Find us on Facebook! This program is funded in part by the City of Gainesville, Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs Department. Read more

  • Waldo Area Historical Society Spaghetti Dinner
    Friday, September 7, 2018

    Waldo Area Historical Society Spaghetti Dinner Friday September 7th 4-7 p.m. where - Waldo Baptist Church Family Life Center 14370 Kennard Street SR 24 - Waldo Road Waldo, Florida menu - spaghetti with meatsauce, salad, bread, drink and dessert it is $7.00 at the door and $6.00 in advance from any member We will be having a silent auction. Read more

    Friday, September 7, 2018

    See you September 7, 2018 7-10 pm for FAMILY FRIENDLY KARAOKE ?? at Newberry United Methodist Church (next to Hardy's in Newberry, Fl If you sing, come and sing. If you don't sing, come and listen Theme. Patriotic (Remember 911) Open to the community ALL ages welcome No church affiliation needed Free Food Available but Bring a snack or non-alcoholic beverage to share KJ. Cowboy Mike Powers donates his time and equipment for this community event and accepts tips if you feel led Read more

  • Multi-Market Sale Heritage Park
    Saturday, September 8, 2018

    Multi-Market Sale Heritage Park Melrose, FL September 8, 2018 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Please see attached flyer Read more

  • Highland Missionary Baptist Church 50th Anniversary Homecoming Celebration
    Sunday, September 9, 2018

    Highland Missionary Baptist Church 50th Anniversary Homecoming Celebration Date: Sunday, September 9, 2018 Name: Janice Henley Email: [email protected] Additional Info: Service will start at 10:30 am followed by a covered dish luncheon. Highlands Missionary Baptist Church is located at 2620 NE 15th Street Gainesville, FL 32609 Phone: 352 373-2138 Read more

  • Race for the Ages 5K
    Wednesday, September 12, 2018

    Fundraiser to benefit seniors and persons with disabilities served by Elder Options. For more details or to sign up please visit: Event Schedule: 5:00 - Packet/T-shirt pick up 5:30 - Last chance for late registration 6:00 - Race begins 7:30 - 5K Awards * After August 24, 2018, a T-shirt may not be available with registration * Children's registration 10 and under will not include a T-shirt START TIME: 5:00pm EDT END TIME: 8:00pm EDT PRICE: $25.00 Race Fee REGISTRATION: Registration ends September 10, 2018 at 11:59pm EDT September 12, 2018 Kathy Dorminey [email protected] 352-692-5214 Read more

  • Knights of Columbus Council 6108 50th year Anniversary
    Saturday, September 29, 2018

    Knights of Columbus Council 6108, the first K of C council in Gainesville, is celebrating their 50th year Anniversary. A dinner and dance will be held in the St. Patrick Church Social Hall on September 29th, 2018 at 6:30 PM following the 5:30 PM Vigil Mass. Contact any Gainesville Area Catholic Church’s Knights of Columbus Council for ticket information. Read more

  • 60/20 Celebrating Altrusa Anniversaries
    Friday, October 19, 2018

    60/20 Celebrating Altrusa Anniversaries Event Date:10/19/18 Time: 5:30 p.m. Additional Info:This is a party celebrating 60 years of Altrusa International of Gainesville and 20 years of Altrusa House, both organizations serving the community. Tickets are $50, and a portion is tax-deductible. Read more

  • Howl-A-Palooza 2018
    Sunday, October 21, 2018

    Join us for a scary, good time as Sunny Cares Foundation, Inc. brings you the 30th annual Halloween carnival – Sunny’s Howl-A-Palooza Presented by Grins & Giggles Pediatric Dentistry! Each year, Sun Country Sports Center hosts an afternoon of Halloween fun, including free food and prizes, exclusive access to the facility, a variety of themed activities, silent auction, raffle and more. Kid-friendly costumes are welcomed and encouraged as we host costume contests for every age group. In keeping with Sun Country Sports values promoting children’s health and well-being, goody bags and prizes will be awarded in lieu of candy. The Sun Country Sports staff members and hundreds of local volunteers donate their time to put on the carnival. Proceeds from Howl-A-Palooza benefit the March of Dimes and the Phoebe Louise Dooley Foundation. In 2017, we were able to donate $24,000 and hope to give even more this year! 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

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