Book Discussion at Tower Road Branch

Jane Austen’s Guide to Thrift: An indipendeant woman’s advice on living within one’s means is discussed by the authors, Dr. Kathleen Anderson and Dr. Susan Jones, both professors at Palm Beach Atlantic University.  Because money makes the world go around; this book equips today’s woman with ways to live a life of elegant economy.

Time: 2:00 to 4:00 pm

Tower Road Library Branch: 3020 SW 75th Street, Gainesville, FL 32607

Phone: 352-333-2840


Gainesville Scrabble Club

Scrabble is the board game for you; if you like words and love a challenge.  If you have one, bring your own scrabble board or one will be provided, and meet other word lovers.  All skill levels are welcome from beginners to experts.  Spelling has never been so  much fun.

Wednesdays: May 8 & 22 – June 12 & 26

Time: 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.   Phone: 352-334-1272

Millhopper Library Branch   3145 NW 43rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32606


Barnyard Buddies

Morningside Nature Center allows youngsters with an adult to learn about farm animals while they help staff with the afternoon feeding.  This Living History Farm welcomes the public from 9am to 4:30pm Tuesday through Saturday.  This learning opportunity acquaints visitors about heritage breed farm animals.

Each Wednesday, April 17 through May 29, 2013

Feeding Time: Wednesday 3:00 – 4:00 pm.   Price:  Free     Phone: 352-334-3326

Suggested donations: carrots, sweet potatoes, apples, squash (give to park attendant)

Morningside Nature Center – 3540 E University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32641


Parade of Homes

Looking for a new home or fresh creative ideas?  The Parade of Homes is a collective project of builders, architects, and vendors for flooring, windows, walls, and appliances showing contemporary living and new home design.  Sponsored by the Builders Association of North Central Florida, the homes offer ideas and solutions for those looking to buy new construction.  Thirty-three new homes are located in 20 selected neighborhoods throughout Alachua County.

Phone: 352-372-5649    Price: Free     Now through April 21, 2013

Hours: weekdays 5:00 – 7:00 pm and weekend 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

For site map, locations and additional informaiton visit:

Hunters Run Apartments

Welcome Home!

Hunters Run Apartments is conveniently located just east of I-75 on Williston Road.  This great community is surrounded by natural beauty in a natural wooded setting, making it seem secluded for serene, tranquil living all the while be close to everything Gainesville has to offer.

Hunters Run offers spacious 1, 2, & 3 bedroom floor plans, huge clubhouse, wood burning fireplaces, vaulted ceilings, large screened-in patios, huge walk-in closets, full size washer and dryer connections, on-site laundry facility, sparkling pool with lap lanes, outdoor spa, lighted basketball & tennis courts, full size fitness center, picnic area, and pets are welcomed.

Short term leases are available.  Located on two bus routes and conveniently located on Williston Road just two miles from Shands, the V.A, and the University of Florida campus.

Visit this great community located at 2600 SW Williston Road or call 352-745-3903.

9 to 5 the Musical

The toe tapping, hand clapping song by Dolly Parton from the movie starring Dolly, Jane Fonda and Lilly Tomlin transforms into a musical as three unlikely friends conspire to take control of the company in a man’s world.  This lively production is about teaming up, taking care of business, getting credit and getting even.

April 11 – April 14, 2013

Evening performances at 8:00 pm –   Sunday matinee at 2:00 pm

Box Office: 352-376-4949

Hours: Wed-Fri from Noon – 6:00 pm,  Saturday from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Vam York Theater  4039 NW 16th Blvd  Gainesville, FL

Law in the Library

Do you have questions concerning child support?

Traditional and current aspects of paternity and child support establishment, modification of child support and enforcement through contempt will be covered in this session.

Child support issues and procedures will be discussed and your questions answered.  The discussion session is led by S. P. Stafford, Judicial Hearing Officer.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013  6:00 – 7:00 pm    Phone: 352-334-3900

Alachua County Library Headquarters Downtown – 401 E University Avenue, Gainesville, FL

44th Spring Arts Festival

Spring arts festival

Color your life with art because spring has arrived when artists and fine craftsmen booths line NE First Street in downtown Gainesville.  Local artists are joined by fellow artists from all over the country to showcase a vast range of mediums, styles and techniques in two dimensional and three dimensional art.  This much anticipated family friendly festival features two stages for continuous music and a variety of performing arts.  Children will delight with the activities just for them.  The festival offers tasty foods and treats to satisfy your taste buds.

Festival Times: Saturday, April 6, 9:00am – 5:30pm and Sunday, April 7, Noon – 5:30pm

Location: NE First Street in downtown Gainesville between NE 2nd & 8th Avenues

Music at the festival:

Jazz Concerts: at the Thomas Center – 302 NE 6th Avenue – FREE                        Saturday – April 6 Noon – 2pm and Latin Jazz from 5pm – 8:30pm

Gainesville Pops Concert: at First United Methodist Church on NW First Street – FREE  Saturday, April 6th at 3pm


Gainesville Apartment and Condominium Guide

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UF Spring Concert – Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Students of the UF Men’s Glee Club and the Women’s Chorale showcase pieces from opera, pop, traditional choir and world music selections.  Contributing to this combined concert musical evening by the UF School of Music is the UF Symphony Orchestra and four faculty members.

Performance time: 7:30 pm.    This is a FREE event.

University Auditorium, Newell Drive and Union Drive, UF Campus, Gainesville, FL 32611