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EVENT: Gettel Backpack Drive

DATE: Now through August 17th

LOCATION: Drop off supplies at any of their 5 locations: BMW of Gainesville, Gatorland Toyota, BMW of Ocala, Porsche of Ocala or Volkswagen of Ocala

CONTACT: Ellen Walther

EVENT: Food Ministry


  • Tuesday, August 28th
  • Tuesday, September 12th and 25th
  • Tuesday, October 9th and 23rd
  • Tuesday, November 13th and 27th
  • Tuesday, December 11th

TIME: 6pm-7pm

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

CONTACT: Rob 386-984-2219

EVENT: Back to Work 50+ Workshops


  • Monday, August 20th Santa Fe College’s CIED, 530 W. University Avenue
  • Tuesday, August 21st Senior Recreation Center, 5701 NW 34th Street
  • Wednesday, August 22nd Santa Fe College Northwest Campus, 3000 NW 83rd Street

TIME: All events are 2pm-4pm

CONTACT: Call or email Project Coordinator, Carolyn Das at 352-395-5184 or

EVENT: Shores Animal Hospital Wellness Day & Vaccine Clinic -Discounts ALL day!

DATE: Friday, August 17th

TIME: all day - appointments preferred but walk-ins accepted

LOCATION: Shores Animal Hospital, 3717 NW 13th Street Gainesville

WEBSITE : or call 352-372-8387

EVENT: Green Chile Fest

DATE: Saturday, August 18th

TIME: 11am-4pm

LOCATION: Lucky's Market 1459 NW 23rd Ave. Gainesville


EVENT: Murder Mystery Dinner - Murder in Margaritaland

DATE: Saturday, August 18th

TIME: 6pm - 8:30pm

LOCATION: Columbia County Senior Services - Lifestyle Enrichment Center, 628 SE Allison Court, Lake City FL 32025

CONTACT : for Information and Reservations

EVENT: Public Vocational Technical Education Forum

DATE: Monday, August 20th

TIME: 5:30pm-7:30pm

LOCATION: GTEC - Room 229 2153 SE Hawthorne Rd. Suite 101 Gainesville, FL 32641

WEBSITE : chambervotechforum

EVENT: One Church One Child of Florida 30th Year Anniversary Celebration/Community Call to Action Forum

DATE: Saturday, August 25th

TIME: 6pm

LOCATION: Upper Room Ministries , 3575 NE 15th Street Gainesville, FL 32609

CONTACT : 850-414-5620

EVENT: Dedication of Billy Graham Chapel by Gigi Graham at Lake Swan Camp Homecoming

DATE: Saturday, August 25th

TIME: 10am -6pm

LOCATION: Lake Swan Camp 647 State Road 26, Melrose, Florida 32666


EVENT: Free Nutrition Class

DATE: Saturday, August 25th

TIME: 9:30am

LOCATION: Digestive & Liver Center of Florida 100 N. Dean Road, Suite 101, Orlando, FL 32825

CONTACT OR TO REGISTER: or 407-384-7388 ext 706

EVENT: 2nd Annual Fort White Crafts & BBQ Cook-Off Festival

DATE: Saturday, September 1st

TIME: 10am - 4pm

LOCATION: 17579 SW State Road 47 Fort White


EVENT: Friday First Night Presents a CALL TO ARTISTS - End of Summer Chalk Art Contest

DATE: Friday, September 7th

TIME: 2pm-8pm

LOCATION: in front of the High Springs Museum & Old School behind High Springs City Hall

REGISTER: Application and $5 Registration fee turned into The Lanza Gallery & Art Supply 23645 W US Hwy 27, High Springs


EVENT: Waldo Area Historical Society Spaghetti Dinner - $7 at the Door and $6 in advance from any Member

DATE: Friday, September 7th

TIME: 4pm-7pm

LOCATION: Waldo Baptist Church Family Life Center 14370 Kennard Street SR 24 - Waldo Road Waldo, Florida

EVENT: Literacy Day

DATE: Saturday, September 15th

TIME: 9am-2pm

LOCATION: O'Leno State Park 410 SE O'Leno Park Road, High Springs, FL


EVENT: Masters of the Night: The True Story of Bats

DATE: Through September 16th

TIME: 10 am -5 pm

LOCATION: Florida Museum of Natural History


EVENT: North Central Florida Apartment Association Apartment Industry Job Fair - FREE

DATE: Thursday, September 20th

TIME: 11pm-2:30pm

LOCATION: Holiday Inn - University Center, 1250 West University Avenue, Gainesville, FL


EVENT: Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention - NOW OPEN

TIME: See Website for Hours

LOCATION: 811 S Main Street


EVENT: LifeSouth Blood Donations - EMERGENCY NEED

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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