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EVENT: Food Ministry


  • Tuesday, November 27th
  • Tuesday, December 11th

TIME: 6pm-7pm

LOCATION: Santa Fe Baptist Church, 7505 NW CR 236, Alachua FL

CONTACT: Rob 386-984-2219

EVENT: Music at Holy Trinity Series- St. Andrews Service

DATE: Sunday, November 25th

TIME: 5pm

LOCATION: Holy Trinity Church 100 NE 1st St. in downtown Gainesville.


EVENT: Peter and The Starcatcher - "The Tale of The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up"

DATE: Opens November 23rd and runs through December 16th

TIME: See Website for times

LOCATION: Gainesville Community Playhouse 4039 NW 16th Blvd, next to the Millhopper Publix


EVENT: Xtraordinary Joy Masquerade Ball

DATE: Saturday, December 1st

TIME: 6:30pm -10pm

LOCATION: Harrell Medical Education Building - UF Campus


EVENT: Downtown Festival & Art Show

DATE: Saturday, December 1st and Sunday, December 2nd

TIME: 10am-5pm both days

LOCATION: Downtown Gainesville


EVENT: Community Day Celebration hosted by Willie Mae Stokes Community Center - Free and Open to the Public

DATE: Saturday, December 1st

TIME: 10am- 2pm

LOCATION: Willie Mae Stokes Community Center 355 NW 6th Avenue, Micanopy, Florida 32667

CONTACT PHONE: 352-466-1136

EVENT: Fall Farm & Cane Festival

DATE: Saturday, December 1st

TIME: 9am- 3pm

LOCATION: Dudley Farm Historic State Park 18730 W. Newberry Rd, Newberry

CONTACT PHONE: 352-472-1142

EVENT: Passing of the Leash Ceremony Presented b y Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs

DATE: Saturday, December 1st

TIME: 7pm- 9pm

LOCATION: Gainesville Woman’s Club facility located at: 2809 W University Ave

WEBSITE: gainesville-fl/

CONTACT PHONE & EMAIL: Christine 779-970-6430

EVENT: Music of the Seasons Concerts- Presented by The Gainesville Chapter of the American Guild of Organists

DATES: Tuesdays

  • December 4--Holy Trinity Episcopal Church (100 NE 1st St., Gainesville), with John Lowe at the Visser-Rowland organ
  • December 11--First Presbyterian Church (300 SW 2nd Ave., Gainesville)
  • December 18--First United Methodist Church (419 NE 1st St., Gainesville)

TIME: 12:15pm-12:45pm

LOCATION: See Locations above


EVENT: 2nd Annual Greater Gainesville International Gala

DATE: Saturday, December 8th

TIME: 7pm- 11pm

LOCATION: Fairfield Inn by Marriott - 3877 SW 37 Blvd, Gainesville


EVENTS: Fort White Events at Rum 138

  • Springs Symphony Exhibit by Patrice Boyes Opens Saturday, November 17th with an Artist's Reception from 6pm-8pm
  • Deviljays- Electric Blues Quartet Saturday, November 17th 7pm-11pm
  • DanksGiving Eve with FRS (Free Range Strange) & Custard Pie Saturday, November 24th 6pm-11pm
  • HoliDaze Party Friday, December 7th 7pm-11pm
  • FreekBass & Bump Assembly, Friday, December 28th 7pm-10:30pm

DATES & TIMES: See Above

LOCATION: Rum 138 2070 Southwest County Road 138 in Fort White, Florida


CONTACT: 386-454-4247 for more Information

EVENT: Voices Rising Community Chorus Presents their Holiday Concert for Christmas, Hanukkah and the Winter Solstice

DATE: Friday, December 14th and Saturday, December 15th

TIME: Friday at 7:30 pm and Saturday at 3pm

LOCATION: First United Methodist Church, 419 NE 1st Street Gainesville


EVENT: Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention - NOW OPEN

TIME: See Website for Hours

LOCATION: 811 S Main Street


EVENT: LifeSouth Blood Donations

DATE: Ongoing

CONTACT: 888-795-2707

LOCATION: LifeSouth Donor Center or Bloodmobile- see Website


EVENT: Alachua County Foster Grandparent Program

DATE: Ongoing

CONTACT: 352-264-6757


EVENT: Food 4 Kids Backpack Program

DATE: Ongoing



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