Community Yard Sale VFW Retirement Home Ft. McCoy
SATURDAY, JULY 12, 2008 from 8:00AM - 2:00PM
RENT A TABLE FOR $10.00 Sell Your Antiques, Crafts, Treasures and more... For more information call 352-236-0823

STATE PARK TO HOST TRIANGLE WEAVING WORKSHOP
Saturday July 12.
Workshop participants will learn the techniques of weaving and keep the frame required to learn this project.  Cost of the
workshop will be $60.00, which includes park admission, plus the cost of materials, which will be approximately $20.00.
Upon registration, participants will receive a handout, describing materials to bring and what to expect of the process.
For more information, call the Craft Square at (386)397-1920 or visit
www.StephenFosterCSO.org

Hot Jobs
Every week, FloridaWorks staff members identify local jobs that employers are eager to fill. If you would like a vacant
position to be included on this list, please contact Lydia Claire Brooks at (352) 334-7105, ext. 302 or
lydiab@gainesvillechamber.com

Community Health & Awareness Expo Ft. McCoy
Saturday, July 26, 2008 from 8:00am to 11:00am
OxyLife Respiratory Services and the VFW Retirement Home have partnered up to  present a free, health resources,
educational, entertainment and fun filled Community Health & Awareness Expo. The event will be held in the Home's
pavilion located at 12801 NE 139th PL, Ft. McCoy (take the NE 135th St. entrance off CR 315). Some of our participants
are: Respironics, Ocala VA Outpatient Clinic, Marion County Veterans Services, Vets Helping Vets,  Ameri-Life,
Grandma's Pharmacy, Ft. McCoy, KIVA Assisted Living ,Angels Care Home Health, Better @ Home Health Care, Integrity
Home Health Care, Visiting Angels, NHC Home Health, Country Side House Calls, Hospice of Marion County, Florida
Blood Centers, Alzheimers & Dementia Alliance, Children's Medical Services, Munroe Regional Medical Center.
Marion County Sheriff Office Canine Unit and Marion County Fire-Rescue, Marion County Memorial Honor Guard,
DJ John Andrews For more information call 236-0823

STATE PARK TO HOLD ANIMAL FOLKLORE & WISDOM WORKSHOPS
July 24th
Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park will host a Butterfly workshop that is the first installment of a series of
Animal Wisdom workshops. (Folklore, animal experiences and guided imagery). Nest attendees will learn about the
ancient cultures and what attributes some cultures gave to animals. Attendees can also join fabric artist, Sue Ruda to
create a journal cover where they can express their inspirations as they participate in the workshop.  Each workshop will
have a different Art project geared toward any skill level.  For additional information or to register for the workshops,
please call (386) 397-1920 or
www.stephenfosterCSO.org

STATE PARK TO HOST CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP
Saturday July 26
WHITE SPRINGS-The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park
will host a creative writing workshop taught by Jeffry Boatright, with special guest Bob Palmer on Saturday July 26. The
workshop is designed to help the participants create and publish their own book and will lead would-be authors through
the fundamentals of starting a book, character development, ways to overcome writer’s block and methods of publishing
the completed book.  The workshop is free with regular park admission. For more information, call the Craft Square at
(386)397-1920 or visit
www.StephenFosterCSO.org

Springs CelebrationPoe Springs Park, High Springs FL
August / 2 / 2008 11:00a to 3:00p
Highlights will include live music, kayak demonstrations,interactive water education activities, live animal exhibits, and
free admission into the park.

STATE PARK TO HOST POTTERY WORKSHOP
August 26th to October 14th
WHITE SPRINGS –The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State park
is hosting a workshop to learn the various techniques such as wedging, cylinders, bowls, lids, cup, bottles and glazing
by throwing on the potter’s wheel.  From centering the clay to trimming and finishing, students will learn all the essential
steps to creating pottery on the wheel.  The workshops will be taught by Jean Davidoff, master potter and craft
demonstrator.  Suitable for beginning artists, the class will take place on Tuesday nights beginning on August 26th and
ending on October 14th.  The cost will be $165.00 which will include 26 lbs of clay, glazes and the firing of 2,000 cubic
inches of pottery in electric kilns. The class will be held at Craft Square from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. which will also
include park admission.    For more information, call (386) 397-1920, or visit the web site at  www.StephenFosterCSO.
org. To learn more about the park, visit
www.FloridaStateParks.org/stephenfoster.

"Politics in the Pavilion" Ft. McCoy
Saturday, August 23, 2008 3 to 6 pm
VFW Retirement Home Ft. McCoy, Along with our Sponsors OxyLife Respiratory Services, Take Pride In AMERICA and
New Vision Worship Center- Eureka Invite you to attend an Old Fashioned, Non-Partisan Gathering for Voters to Meet the
Candidates Up Front and Personal! This is an opportunity for you to address the Candidates on Political Issues and
Concerns! An Informed Citizen Will Cast A Responsible Vote! Free and Open to the Public! Register to VOTE!
For Information Call Gera Judge, Program Director at 352-236-0823, Ext. 406 Location: 12801 N.E. 139th Pl. Ft. McCoy
(Use N.E. 135th Street Entrance of CR 315)

Dachshund Days of Summer Play Date Meetup
August 24, 2008 2:00 PM
$2.00 per family. Ah, the Florida weather... its hot, its humid, and its unpredictable!  Which is why this month we're taking
it easy. Squirrel Ridge Dog Park is an off leash dog park, where the dogs just love running around and romping with
each other.
So, come out and join us for a simple day of watching the Dachshunds play! Don't worry about bringing anything but you,
your dachshunds (some friends and family members are fine!) and your chairs or blankets to sit on.
We will be brining a cooler full of water (for the humans and dachshunds) so if you would like to bring something else to
drink you are welcome to share the cooler. We might even try a special treat for the dachshunds so I'll call it a fun
surprise and hope the weather cooperates! Also, there will still be the dachshund races and prizes, its just not a meetup
without those races. So keep practicing, there are some new champions emerging! Learn more here:
http://dachshund.
meetup.com/366/calendar/8488707/

CROSS CREEK GLOGGERS ANNUAL RAISE THE RENT CONTRA DANCE AND
SILENT AUCTION
September 13
The Cross Creek Cloggers are hosting a second annual contra dance and silent auction on Saturday, September 13,
2008 at GDMA, (Gainesville Dance and Music Association located at 308 W. University Avenue, on the second floor, in
the building just east of the Seagle Building).  Susie Rudder will be the caller for this event, and the band will include
Mike Stapleton and Pete Sucsy, along with other "surprise" musicians. Summer is definitely a great time to search your
closets, homes and apartments for items to donate for this year's silent auction. Do you have some interesting items
that our dance community would just love to bid on? A new pottery "honey pot" with wooden spoon was the object of
intense and heated bidding last year. Our first annual fund-raising event in 2008 raised over $1,000 to help pay for the
clogger's rent; we lasted for another year! Help us to have another succesful and very fun event! We appreciate your
continuing support of our group. Your help allows us to keep on dancing! Items which were very popular last year: art
work of any kind, baskets, pottery, t-shirts (new), children's items, household tools, services (massage, coaching, dance
calling). Contact Trish Peterson at 352.258.1094, or email her at
Trishsage@gmail.com. if you have items you wish to
donate.

2nd Annual Marion County Special Tribute To Our First Responders "Ever Vigilant"
Thursday, September 11, 2008,
Program 7:00pm Marion County Fire-Rescue and Sheriffs Office EMS and First Responders, 12 year old Vocalist
Steffanie Renae Marion County Sheriff's Office Pipe Band Static Displays, Wreath Presentation 21 Gun Salute and more!
Hosted by the VFW Retirement Home located at: 12801 N.E. 139th PL, Ft. McCoy Food and Beverages Available For
Information Call Gera Judge, Program Director at 352-236-0823, Ext. 406 Location: 12801 N.E. 139th Pl. Ft. McCoy (Use
N.E. 135th Street Entrance of CR 315)

GAINESVILLE RACEWAY—
October Events:
Wednesday Night Test & Tunes, Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. Summit E.T. Racing Series - 1/4 Mi. Points Race, Oct 4, 11. Castrol
GTX Jr. Drag Racing League - 1/8 Mi. Points Race, Oct 24-26 Division Finals, Albany, GA. Friday Night Street Legal
Drags, Oct 3. Turbo Action Points, Oct 11. Special event: King of the Track, Oct. Division 2 Finals, Oct 16-18.Gainesville
Raceway. 11211 N. County Road 22. More info 377-0046 www.gainesvilleraceway.com

24th Annual Art Festival at Thornebrook
Saturday, October 4 10:00a to 5:00
at Thornebrook Village, Gainesville, FL. A two-day festival of 140 juried fine art and fine crafts at Thornebrook Village.
Produced by the Gainesville Fine Arts Association and the Thornebrook Merchants Association
http://www.thornebrookart.org/


INDIAFEST & HEALTH FAIR
OCTOBER 11,2008
Share the culture of India through popular Indian dances and programs along with info on health services and health
screening from 9 a.m. to noon. October 11, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., India Culture Education Center. More info 338-2089.

STATE PARK TO HOST SUWANNEE RIVER QUILT SHOW AND SALE
“Theme of annual quilt show is “Turning Twenty on the Suwannee ” WHITE SPRINGS – The Florida Department of
Environmental Protection’s Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park will host the 20th Annual Suwannee River
Quilt Show and Sale with the theme “Turning Twenty on the Suwannee ”.  October 17 - 19. More than 200 quilts will be
shown during the three-day show on October 17 - 19. Workshops, vendors, boutiques, demonstrations, lectures,
antique quilts, a block contest and door prizes will also be featured.   The 20th Anniversary Celebration will be held on
Saturday, October 18th. Admission to the Quilt Show will be $3.00 per person.  For more information on the Quilt Show
or how to enter a quilt in the Suwannee River Quilt Show, call Kelly Green at (386) 397-4478. To learn more about the
park, visit
www.FloridaStateParks.org/stephenfoster.

BUTTERFLY FESTIVAL
OCTOBER 18, 19, 2008
Join the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville for a weekend of exciting new experiences. You have landed in
the right place to learn more about what's in store for this year's ButterflyFest. ButterflyFest offers something for
everyone! Throughout the weekend, all ages can participate in fun and educational activities, including take-away crafts
for children, informative workshops, and demonstrations on conservation and attracting butterflies and other pollinators.
Take part in a special field trip or tour and shop for unique butterfly and garden gifts. http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/butterflyfest/

THORNEBROOK VILLAGE CHILI COOK-OFF
Sunday, October 26th 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
.
For more info 376-6062—The Thornebrook Village would like to invite everyone to their Chili Cook-off in support of music
in our schools, live bands and children’s entertainment throughout the day.

ALACHUA HARVEST FESTIVAL
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2008
6th Annual  ALACHUA HARVEST  FESTIVAL  A day of leisurely shopping, strolling and dining on Main Street Alachua,
while enjoying music from area musicians, and visiting our lovely shops and our many arts and crafts vendors all along
Main street.  Main Street will be closed to vehicle traffic. VENDOR CALL! This event is one you won't want to miss! FOR
MORE INFORMATION:  
rmorse47@yahoo.com, www.alachuabusinessleague.com
TO ADVERTISE IN FESTIVAL PROMOTIONS CONTACT marilyn.vanover@alarionbank.com

Kaleidoscope Festival
Saturday, November 1 10:00
at Gainesville Downtown Community Plaza, Gainesville, FL Festival/Music/Ethnic. Is a multi-cultural event; bringing
various cultures and countries together to celebrate culture diversity. Selling and sharing customs and traditions through
creative expression: dance, songs, food, music, attire and much more. There will be available transportation from airport
or hotel- Commuter Cab. Festival/Music/Ethnic. Is a multi-cultural event; bringing various cultures and countries together
to celebrate culture diversity. Selling and sharing customs and traditions through creative expression: dance, songs,
food, music, attire and much more. There will be available transportation from airport or hotel- Commuter Cab.
4,000 attendees expected.

GAINESVILLE RACEWAY
November Events:
Wednesday Night Test & Tunes, Nov 5, 19, 26. Friday Night Street Legal Drags, Nov 7. Turbo Action Points, Oct 11.
Special event: November 12: AMA ProStar Test & Tune (participants only). November 13: AMA ProStar Sunshine
Nationals (rescheduled from Feb 28, 2003). November 14-16: AMA ProStar World Finals. Gainesville Raceway. 11211
N. County Road 22. More info 377-0046 www.gainesvilleraceway.com

Archer's Downtown Festival & Art Show
Saturday, November 8 10:00a
at Archer Historic Downtown, Archer, FL Arts & Crafts Show. North Central Florida's premier fall festival of the arts. A
juried fine art show with 250 of the nation's best artists,three stages of entertainment, blues concert and free children's
hands-on art activity area. 110,000 attendees expected.

BIKERS ON PARADE FOR THE USA
NOVEMBER 9TH, 2008
The 3rd Annual Biker’s Parade will once again take place as a Veterans Day Parade, Sunday, November 9th to celebrate
the American Spirit in Gainesville. The parade will begin at the Santa Fe Community College at 12:30 PM, run 21 miles
through the city and end up at the Alachua County Fairgrounds, where there will be live music, good food and lots of
bikes!This is our effort to support the community in honoring the local law enforcement, rescue personnel and veterans
who put their lives on the line to keep America safe and strong. Over 1,200 motorcycles from across the state
participated in last year’s parade. Residents showed their spirit by lining the streets and waving flags along the parade
route. It was a tremendously successful event and this year’s event is expected to far exceed last year’s. Mark your
calendar now and join the parade! For updated details and a route map, visit our website at www.bikersonparade.com
or contact Ralph or Bonnie Cameron at 331-9706

DOWNTOWN ART SHOW—27nd Annual Downtown Festival & Art Show
NOVEMBER 8th & 9th, 2008
Celebrating its 27th anniversary in 2008, the Downtown Festival & Art Show presented by the City of Gainesville
Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, is one of the nation’s premier outdoor fine arts Festivals. The
streets of historic downtown Gainesville, from City Hall to the Hippodrome State Theatre, will be transformed into a
celebration of art and creativity on Saturday, November 8 and Sunday, November 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Downtown
Festival & Art Show is Gainesville’s most beloved tradition and a nationally-recognized event. Since its creation, the
Festival has risen to historic heights in national rankings, and since 1996, Sunshine Artist magazine has consistently
recognized the Downtown Festival & Art Show as one of the top 200 shows in the nation. This year, Sunshine Artist
magazine placed the festival at No. 28. An outdoor “street festival,” the art show attracts more than 100,000 people
annually to view the works of over 250of the nation’s most talented artists as they display their original oils and acrylics,
vibrant watercolors, unique sculptures, dazzling jewelry, decorative ceramics and stunning photography. The 27th
Annual Downtown Festival & Art Show is a great way to kick-off the holiday shopping season! A signature event on the
North Florida cultural calendar, the arts Festival offers visitors the opportunity to meet the exhibiting artists and see their
stunning pieces, sample fine cuisine, and enjoy live entertainment. Experience Gainesville's premier fall festival, a
celebration of art and culture that you won't want to miss.
MORE INFO HERE

LARGEST INDOOR CRAFT FESTIVAL 2008
Saturday, November 29 10:00
at University of Florida: Stephen C. O'Connell Center, Gainesville, FL Arts & Crafts Show. North central Florida's largest
indoor craft show, held in the climate-controlled facility at the University of Florida's Stephen C. O'Connell Center, offers
over 250 of the finest crafters and artisans from all over the East coast. 9,000 attendees expected.

Model Railroad Show & Benefit for High Springs Social Services
December 6, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
On display: model Railroads in all sizes. Admission: Canned goods for Social Services or monetary donation. 2
Christmas Trees on display will be donated to local families: decorated by Club members… Entertainment by local
groups. December 6, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. High Springs New Century Woman’s Club 40 NW 1st Ave., more info 386-454-5365

ANNUAL BLIZZARD BASH Gainesville
December 13, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
80 tons of snow, clowns, entertainment, rides, petting zoo, ice skating rink, and jolly ole’ St. Nick, December 13, 10 a.m.
-3 p.m. Gainesville Community Plaza. More info 334-5067.

1ST KLASS KLOGGERS
Percussive dance for all ages and levels, modern and traditional styles. Beginning classes offered every six weeks.
Wednesday and every 2nd and 4th Friday, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. Carpenter’s Union Hall, 1910 NW 53rd Avenue. Kelli
McChesney, National Clog Instructor, (386) 462-KLOG or
www.afn.org/~kelli/classes.html.


GAINESVILLE CIVIC CHORUS
December 5th
Gainesville Civic Chorus will host the Annual Messiah “Sing-A-Long” Friday evening, December 5th at the Highlands
Presbyterian Church, 1001 NE 16th Ave at 8:00. Bring your Messiah musical score and sing with the GCC and
orchestra, conducted by Budd Udell. As always, admission is free. Rehearsals: Mon. 7:20 p.m. First Presbyterian
Church, more info 376-9930 or visit our web site at
www.afn.org/~gchorus/

ADVENTURE CLUB OF GAINESVILLE
The multi-activity social group designed for everyone, all ages. We organize a wide variety of activities ranging from
exciting outdoor adventures to fun social gatherings to stimulating cultural events, including kayaking, theater, sailing,
dinners, hiking, concerts, hang gliding, movies, wind surfing, horseback riding and much more!
www.actfl.com
Welcome Home My Florida!
GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA
2008 EVENT LISTINGS
An
Offering
of
FUN!
GAINESVILLE PET RESCUE
IS IN NEED OF FOSTER HOMES!
If you think you may want to care for a dog/puppy/cat on a temporary basis with no financial commitment, please
consider becoming part of the foster program and help us save the life of another animal in need!
FloridaWorks
www.floridaworksonline.com
Need a new Career? One-Stop Career Centers are located at: 4800 SW 13th St. Gainesville, 32601
(352) 955 2245 AND 819 S. Walnut Street, Starke, 32091 (904) 964-8092
For Alachua and Bradford County information about employment, job fairs, and trainings, go to:  
www.floridaworksonline.com.For statewide information about job openings available or to post your business ' job
openings, go to:  
www.employflorida.com.  
Here's a great, family
friendly, group that meets
once a month in
Gainesville. It started as
a group for newcomers
to the area, but quickly
grew to simply a 'friends'
group. Anyone is
welcome.  For
information go to their
site:
GAINESVILLE NEW
FRIENDS
GAINESVILLE
PET RESCUE
I have a heart for pets and I,
without a doubt would
encourage you to support
this rescue mission. To read
about Cheryl's program
CLICK HERE

THEY NEVER
EUTHENIZE!
Bloom Where
You Are
Planted
ZIGGY'S BIRDHAVEN
comes to the rescue
when humans fail in
tending to their birds.
You won't believe how
cruel some people are to
these creatures. Step up
to the plate to help
Ziggy's take care of the
'disposed' birds of the
area.
LEARN MORE HERE
ALACHUA COUNTY FARMERS’ MARKET 5920 NW 13th St, Gainesville, corner US 441 North & SR
121. Open Sat. 8:30-1 p.m.
352- 371-8236 or INFO HERE

THE UNION STREET FARMERS’ MARKET Open Wednesdays. 4-7:30 p.m. Now at city hall.
Produce, fresh fruit, veggies, berries, plants, cut flowers, baked goods, honey, beeswax candles. Live  music & food
sampling,
352-462-3192
or
INFO HERE

HAILE PLANTATION FARMERS’ MARKET  S.W. 91st Terrace, Haile Village Center, Haile
Plantation, Gainesville, Florida 32608, SATURDAYS 8:30-12:00
INFORMATION HERE    For Directions HERE

HIGH SPRINGS FARMERS' MARKET Every Thursday select fresh produce from local farms. 2 to 5:30
p.m. For Details click:
High Springs Farmer's Market
EMPOWERMENT AND EMPLOYABILITY CLASSES
Displaced Homemaker Program: Focus on the Future
Empowerment and Employability classes: September 8 - 26:  8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. M-F At the Santa Fe Community
College NW campus Free of charge to eligible participants Includes basic computer skills instruction Pre-registration
is required. Call: 352-395-5047 for more information See:
http://admn.sfcc.edu/~DispHome/classes


The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training Information Meeting
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training® is the world's largest endurance sports training
program. The program provides training to run or walk marathons and half marathons or participate in triathlons
and century (100-mile) bike rides. Since 1988, more than 360,000 volunteer participants have helped raise more
than $850 million. By helping to raise funds for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma research and patient
services, you'll receive:  Personalized fitness training by certified coaches for a period of four to five months...
Training clinics... Your own personal Web site for online fundraising ... A supportive group of teammates...
Lodging and airfare to more than 60 accredited events in the United States and abroad.  Who can participate:  
Anyone that enjoys walking or running and wants to help find a cure for blood cancers.  For questions or to
register for an info meeting call or go online: Courtney Furgerson Courtney.furgerson@lls.org
www.teamintraining.org/nfl   904-332-6414
GAINESVILLE
Monday, August 4 – 6:30 p.m.
LifeSouth
4039 Newberry Rd., Gainesville. 32607

Saturday, August 23 – 3:00 p.m.
LifeSouth
4039 Newberry Rd., Gainesville. 32607
Santa Fe
Community
College

EMPOWERMENT
AND
EMPLOYABILITY
CLASSES!
The Displaced
Homemaker Program
at SFCC is offering a
FREE introduction to
the Internet class to
eligible participants.
See details at
the bottom of
this page!
FREE COMMUNITY, FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT LISTINGS! EMAIL US WITH THE NAME OF EVENT, DATE,
TIME, DESCRIPTION AND CONTACT INFO AND WE'LL BE HAPPY TO LIST YOUR EVENT!
The Gallery Under
the Oaks
is NOW open seven days a
week  from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
in downtown Historic
Micanopy’s Log Cabin.  Plan
to come and spend the day
exploring Florida’s oldest
inland town.  For information
call 352-466-9229 or visit  
www.micanopyarts.org
Calling all
Dachshunds!
The Gainesville/Ocala
Dachshund Meet-up Group
is always on the look-out
for new friends, so if you've
got a Dachshund and you
want to meet others of like
minds,
CLICK HERE!
JULY
AUGUST
OCTOBER
NOVEMBER
This page
Sponsored in part by,
DECEMBER
Monthly luncheons and
business programs on
the third Wednesday of
each month from
11:30am - 1pm at the
Sweetwater Branch Inn,
625 East University
Avenue.

All are welcome!  Phone
(352) 215-1621 or visit
www.gawn.org for more
information.  
GAWN
Gainesville
Area
Women's
Network
SEPTEMBER
Cross Creek Cloggers!
Keeping the tradition of
American Appalachian
style dancing to live
old-time string band music.

A new class will begin on
Mondays in September.
(Contact Julie Falt
julie.falt@sfcc.edu
for more information.)
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