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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

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  • Camp Safe Haven
    Saturday, September 29, 2018

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  • Become a Savvy Caregiver
    Monday, October 1, 2018

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  • First Methodist Church of Hawthorne October Newsletter
    Monday, October 1, 2018

    First Methodist Church of Hawthorne October Newsletter Please see attached flyer Read more

  • 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

  • Hawthorne Library Events for October 15th to 21st
    Monday, October 15, 2018

    Basic Computer Class for Seniors - Basic Computer Class for Seniors Hawthorne Library - Meeting Room Monday, October 15: 11:30am - 1:30pm AGE GROUP:  ADULTS (19 AND UP) Wallace Russell leads seniors through the basics of computer usage; from using a mouse, to email, to basic web searching and beyond. Bring your computer questions and enjoy this 6 week course.   the art lab @ HAW: Watercolor Painting Hawthorne Library - Meeting Room Monday, October 15: 3:00pm - 5:00pm AGE GROUP:  TEENS (12-18 YEARS),ADULTS (19 AND UP) Cultivate your art-making skills! All materials will be provided   MakerSpace: Coding - Game Design with Scratch Hawthorne Library - Meeting Room Wednesday, October 17: 4:00pm - 5:15pm In Game Design, students learn basic video game coding concepts by making different types of games, including racing, platform, launching, and more! Grades 4 through 8.   Storytime  Hawthorne Library - Meeting Room Thursday, October 18: 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   Read to a Dog  Hawthorne Library - Outdoor Program Area Thursday, October 18: 3:30pm - 4:45pm AGE GROUP:  ALL AGES EVENT TYPE:   READING LITERACY  ANIMALS & NATURE Cuddle up with a dog and a book! All ages and readers welcome.   Yoga Stretch - with Caroline Anaya  Hawthorne Library - Meeting Room Thursday, October 18: 5:55pm - 6:55pm AGE GROUP:  TEENS (12-18 YEARS),ADULTS (19 AND UP) EVENT TYPE:   HEALTH & FITNESS Gently tweak and twist those stuck and sore placed -- You'll feel much better!   FOODIEspace: Cooking from your garden  Hawthorne Library - Meeting Room Friday, October 19: 3:00pm - 4:00pm AGE GROUP:  ALL AGES Learn more about growing your garden and cooking from your garden. 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. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/altrusa-house-6020-celebration-tickets-45540170877 Read more

  • Annual 1890 Arts Crafts and Antiques Show in McIntosh, Florida
    Saturday, October 20, 2018

    Annual 1890 Arts Crafts and Antiques Show in McIntosh, Florida Admission is free to the 1890’s Festival to be held in Victorian McIntosh on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 8 am to 5 pm. Over 280 arts, crafts and antiques vendors from all over the country will participate, including a basket weaver, a spoon chime maker, a glassblower, leather tanner and origami artist, all demonstrating their crafts. The beautifully costumed McIntosh Scottish Clan will be here for the first time in 40 years. Beautiful old live oaks and charming Victorian homes provide shade and the backdrop for the all day free main stage entertainment. This year’s entertainment will feature an array of music from country to cajun, bluegrass, folk and gospel. The museum in the old downtown railroad depot will be open all day and will feature displays from days gone by in McIntosh. There will be a ring toss, sand art and face painting around the depot for children. Harmony School will be offering games, like ring and duck pond and there will be a geode digging booth on 4th Street. Van Ness Park is the central location for playground equipment, musical entertainment and chairs, benches and picnic tables. Food venders around the Civic Center will offer a variety of tasty options. McIntosh is on Highway 441, midway between Ocala and Gainesville. Venders and entertainment will be on the east side of town around the park. Parking is available in several privately run lots off of the highway with prices ranging from $5 to $10.00. Some of the churches on Highway 441 allow parking for donations. Handicap parking is on Avenue H and 4th Street. The 1890’s Festival is sponsored by the nonprofit, benevolent organization. The Friends of McIntosh. The organization is dedicated to preserving and enhancing the natural and historic beauty of McIntosh. Since its charter in 1973, the Friends organization has provided thousands of dollars in college scholarships to local young people in addition to support for the McIntosh area charter school. The school, church and local organization depends on the festival for fundraisers. This year special booths will be open for Operation Christmas Child, Mcintosh Christian Church, SPAC of Ocala, American Cancer Relay for Life and Flemington Baptist Church sign a Christmas card for a soldier. Non-profit booths will be located at 8th and F Street. Publicity Contact: Sheila Winters, [email protected] 352-591-0214 publicity only (Not for Publication) Monitored messages answer machine for the Friends of McIntosh 352-591-4038 Festival Updates: https;//www.facebook.com/pages/mcintoshfestival Read more

  • Buchholz Class of 1986
    Saturday, October 20, 2018

    Buchholz Class of 1986 Big 50 Birthday Bash October 20, 2018 From 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm Napolitanos 606 NW 75th Street Gainesville, FL 32607 There will be free food and a cash bar. Dress id casual. To register, Please visit Buchholz High School Class of 1986 Eventbrite page. Any questions, please call Deigh at 386-266-7580 Read more

  • Newberry Garden Club
    Saturday, October 20, 2018

    Newberry Garden Club's annual Soups-Sandwiches-Sweets Supper Sat. October 20, 6 - 8 PM At the Newberry Methodist Church 24825 W. Newberry Rd. Newberry Read more

  • Turning Point's 1st annual Pumpkin Fest
    Sunday, October 21, 2018

    Turning Point's 1st annual Pumpkin Fest Sunday, October 21st 5:00 pm Open to community (Young and Young at Heart) Pumpkin Painting & Carving Face-Painting Hay-rides Light refreshments 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! Get your ticket in advance and receive $5 off! Go to www.suncountrysports.com today to register! Read more

  • Chamber of Horrors
    Friday, October 26, 2018

    The 12th Annual Chamber of Horrors haunted house will be open Friday, October 26th and Saturday, October 27th from 7:30 p.m. till the last goblin leaves. Not recommended for small children or the faint of heart with admission costing $3.00. Email: [email protected] Phone: 3523635125 Read more

  • The Gainesville Senior Recreation Center Craft Show
    Saturday, October 27, 2018

    Located at 5701 NW 34th Blvd. (across from Walmart on 441) This show will feature 60 LOCAL CRAFTERS selling a wide variety of handmade merchandise. Admission and parking are free! Our local Girl Scout Troop will be selling REFRESHMENTS. In addition, this year there will be DOOR PRIZES offered! *You do not have to be present at the drawing to win. Read more

  • 7th Annual Craft Show
    Saturday, October 27, 2018

    The Gainesville Senior Recreation Center 7th Annual Craft Show Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Gainesville Senior Recreation Center 5701 NW 34th Blvd. (across from Walmart on 441) This show will feature 60 Local Crafters selling a wide variety of handmade merchandise. Admission and parking are free! Our local Girl Scout Troop will be selling Refreshments In addition, this year there will be DOOR PRIZES offered! *you do not have to be present at the drawing to win. Southeastern Guide Dogs and their handlers will be in attendance to share their mission and information on the services they provide. Read more

  • Fall Festival and Trunk-or-Treat
    Saturday, October 27, 2018

    Fall Festival and Trunk-or-Treat Saturday, October 27, 2018 Additional Info: Come join us for a spooktacular time at the annual High Springs Church of Christ Fall Festival and Trunk-or Treat on Saturday, October 27 from 5-8 PM. Carnival games, bounce house, balloon twisting, haunted house and much more to have a great time in a safe environment. Event is free and open to the public. Games begin at 5, free supper served at 6 and Trunk-or-Treat begins at 7. Hope to see you there! We are located at 18567 NW US HWY 441 High Springs, FL 32643 across from Oaks Pawn. If you are using GPS, please use the following address: 520 NE Santa Fe Blvd, High Springs, FL 32643. Read more

  • Trick-or-Treat Fun Night
    Saturday, October 27, 2018

    The Hawthorne Area Chamber of Commerce is holding their Annual Trick or Treat Fun Night on Saturday, October 27th from 6 – 8 p.m. This event will be held at the Hawthorne Recreation Park, located at 6000 SE 205th Street in Hawthorne. This is a FREE event that is fun for the whole family with lots of activities. There will be games, food, bounce houses, candy and more!  Email: [email protected] Phone: 3523635125 Read more

  • Starke First Baptist Church Celebrate Recovery
    Monday, October 29, 2018

    A CHRIST-CENTERED Recovery Program Grand Opening! A Safe place to find Healing and Freedom from Life's Hurts, Hang-ups and Habits. Come as you are, "Bring a Friend" When: Monday, October 29th, 7-9 PM Where: 163 W. Jefferson Street. Starke, FL  Please see attached flyer 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

  • Dementia Caregiver Conference
    Wednesday, November 7, 2018

    Dementia Caregiver Conference Making the most of every day Caregivers will leave this Hands on workshop with practical tips for interacting with their person with dementia in engaging and enjoyable ways, Attendees will visit four training stations to learn stimulating self and patients care techniques. Interact with other caregivers and access dozens of other life-enhancing resources FREE Registration starts at 8:30am Best Western Gateway Grand 4200 NW 97th Blvd Gainesville, FL 32606 Find out more at www.agingresources.org Contact us at [email protected] or 352-692-5277 Read more

  • Bodacious Handbag Bingo
    Thursday, November 8, 2018

    Bodacious Handbag Bingo GFWC Gainesville Woman’s Club The GFWC Gainesville Woman’s Club is hosting 5 annual Bodacious Handbag Bingo. Proceeds from this event will support Guardia Angels Medical Service Dogs located in Williston, Florida. The winners of bingo games will receive a handbag with a minimum value of $100.00. Light dinner will be served. Date: November 8, 2018 Time: 6:00 p.m. Cost: $35.00 Reservations: 352-376-3901 Email: [email protected] Website: gfwcfl-gainesvillewomansclub.org Please see attached flyer. Read more

  • Grace Baptist Church
    Sunday, November 11, 2018

    Grace Baptist Church is hosting a Veterans appreciation day cookout on Sunday November 11th following the Sunday morning worship service. There will be food and fun for the whole family at 7100 Northwest 39th Avenue. Read more

  • Alachua County Public Schools Career Fair
    Thursday, November 15, 2018

    Positions available for all skill levels from entry level to management Community Event Hosted By: SPRINGHILL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH. Please see attached flyer . . Read more

  • Our 12th Annual Wine Tasting Fundraise
    Friday, November 16, 2018

    Our 12th Annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser is November 16th. Tickets are $20.00 and can be purchased from crew members, online at http://www.GainesvilleAreaRowing.com or at the event. With your ticket, you will get 3 glasses of beer and/or wine. There will be live music from Good Bottom, great food and a silent auction. 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

  • 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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