Published: Tuesday, January 21, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 21, 2003 at 1:24 a.m.

  • Mr. Al: Children's "edu-tainer" Mr. Al returns to Gainesville for shows at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. today at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Advance tickets $4, purchased through the promoter (800-487-6725), or $5 at the door.

  • "The Play About the Baby": The comedy/drama by Edward Albee at the Hippodrome State Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Place, at 8:15 p.m. today. Tickets: $13-$26 for general public, $6-$15 for students. (375-4477)

  • Advanced Cancer: A support group for people living with metastatic/advanced cancer meets noon to 1:30 p.m. today at Shands Davis Cancer Center, second floor, conference room 2107 (lunch provided). Join the group for information, sharing and hope in improving the quality of your life. Speaker: Dr. James Lynch, "Understanding Disease in the Context of Faith and Spirituality." For more information call Victoria Pearson or Gail Adorno. (265-0680, ext. 8-7642)

  • Headquarters: Wide World of Stories 3:30 p.m. today highlighting "The Thrill of Victory and the Agony of Defeat."

  • Waldo branch library: Morningside Nature Center presents "Snakes, Lizards and Toads," 3 p.m. today.

  • University City Stamp Club meets at 7:30 p.m. today at the Doyle Connor Building, 1911 SW 34th St. Buy, sell, trade and talk about stamps. Young collectors welcome. Call 904-368-0291, or e-mail for more information.

  • Hogtown Heelers: Clogging for fun and exercise 7-9 p.m. today, Westside Park Recreation Center, 1001 NW 34th St.; beginners 7 p.m.; no partner needed. (373-3108)

  • Senior line dancing, ages 50 plus; 12:30-2 p.m. today at Westside Recreation Center. (375-2678)

  • Hospice Focus Group for caregivers of individuals with memory problems meets 1:30-3:30 p.m. today at Hospice's E.T. York Care Center, 4200 NW 90th Blvd. Program includes information and discussion about anticipatory grief and loss, understanding the process and dealing with it. To reserve a space, call the Alzheimer's Association, 372-6266.

  • Barnacle Busters Scuba Diving Club meets at 7:30 p.m. today at the Millpond Condominium Clubhouse. Jordan Gross will present "An Overview of Nitrox Diving." (335-9981)

  • Alzheimer's Association support group meets 7 p.m. today at Alterra Clare Bridge House, 4607 NW 53rd Ave., Gainesville. (800-464-6266 or 372-6266)

  • Chronic Pain support group sponsored by the Gainesville chapter of the American Chronic Pain Association at 6:30 p.m. today at First Church of the Nazarene, 5020 NW 23rd Ave. All prospective members are welcome to attend this free meeting or contact Marian Griffey, 377-4319, for more information.

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