Habitat for Humanity

Sometimes, the best thing that you can do, is to do something for someone else, especially doing something for someone in need. Habitat for Humanity is an international, non-government, non-profit organization that builds homes for people and families in need. If you want to get involved and find a way to help your community, then the Alachua branch of Habitat for Humanity is just the place to go. You can either donate to help raise funds so that these homes can be built, or you can get down and dirty and help build these homes with your own hands. Nothing quite feels the same as knowing that you are doing genuine good for your community. Located at 2317 SW 13th St #A and open from 9 am to 6 pm Tuesday through Saturday come by to start getting involved today and help those in need.


Acrosstown Repertory Theatre

A theatre that’s mission is to get the community involved in the arts, Acrosstown Repertory Theatre,  invites anyone and everyone of all ages, ethnicities, and skill to come to the theatre to watch plays as well as engage and develop your own theatre skills as well.  Plays of all topics and genres are constantly playing so you will be sure to find something that you would be interested in seeing from classic stories, to stories about love, history, and even horror. Outside of plays, the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre has an after-school program for middle school and high school students to teach students artistic and technical theatre knowledge, leadership, and communication skills. In addition, every last Friday of the month they hold ArtWalk Gainesville in Downtown Gainesville, featuring street performers, actors, musicians, mimes, poets and more. Check out their website to find out which upcoming shows will be playing so that you can be sure to get your ticket in time.


Italian cuisine in Gainesville

If you want a taste of Italy without having to buy a plane ticket and fly thousands of miles to get it, your next best option is to get on over to Amelia’s for some of the best Italian food around. Located at 235 South Main Street behind the Hippodrome Theatre, Amelia’s is one of Gainesville’s best hidden treasures for a night of delicious food with style and class. The restaurant’s small and cozy atmosphere with mood lighting sets you up for a lovely night, where you can decide on anything from soups, salads, pasta, chicken, beef, or fish, all cooked to perfection. Add a delicious wine with your meal to really feel like you’re in an authentic bistro right in the middle of Rome. You may get lucky and be able to snag a seat just by walking in, but it would be in your best interest to call ahead or go online to make reservations. The owner, Chef Andy, deeply cares that you have a beautiful dining experience so chances are, he will even come out of the kitchen to greet you himself. Their hours vary from lunch to dinner hours and weekday and weekend hours, so check out their website to confirm when you would like to visit Italy!