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Published: Thursday, January 6, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 5, 2005 at 11:11 p.m.

Quilters meet today

ALACHUA COUNTY
  • The Quilters of Alachua County Day Guild are planning to meet.
    It will be held today at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Social hour begins at 9:30 a.m. and the meeting starts at 10 a.m. Visitors are welcome.
    For more information, call (352) 373-2039. The church is at 1521 NW 34th St.

    Benefit planned for tsunami victims

    DOWNTOWN GAINESVILLE
  • "Turn the Tide" and help the victims of the tsunami that devastated parts of Asia.
    A silent auction benefit will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at The Atlantic, 15 N. Main St. The last bid must be placed by 8 p.m.
    Donations of original art, wine, food and services will be accepted from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, also at The Atlantic.
    All proceeds will go to the American Red Cross International Relief Fund.
    For more information, call Lauren Garber at (352) 374-0988, or visit turnthetidegnv@yahoo.com.

    Celebrate Elvis' birth at weekend blood drive

    LIFESOUTH BLOOD CENTERS
  • Everyone is invited to roll up their sleeves and give blood at the LifeSouth Community Blood Center's "Rock 'N' Roll Up Your Sleeve" Blood Drive.
    It will run from Friday through Sunday at LifeSouth's two Gainesville donor centers, 1221 NW 13th St. and 4039 Newberry Road.
    The blood drive is a special celebration in honor of Elvis Presley's 70th birthday. Joy FM will broadcast live from both locations and donors can register to win autographed photos, posters and CDs from rock and roll stars.
    For more information, call (352) 334-1000.
    n n n Donors have until Dec. 31 of this year to give blood and register to win a 2005 Pontiac G6 in a prize drawing to be held Jan. 21, 2006.
    Wade Raulerson Pontiac is donating the car and the winner must be 18 years old to participate and must be present to win.

    Congolese dance classes to resume

    WESTSIDE RECREATION CENTER
  • Work your lower and upper body and relieve stress and tension with Soukous, a Congolese dance-exercise.
    Also improve your rhythm, balance, coordination and confidence and develop endurance.
    Classes will resume from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15 at Westside Park, NW 34th Street and 8th Avenue. The instructor is Josephine Badinga.
    The cost is $50 for six sessions or $13 for individual classes. Fees are non-refundable after the first class. Walk-ins are welcome. Register at the front desk.
    For more information, call Kelly at Westside at (352) 334-2186 or Badinga at (352) 332-4695.

    Eye glass clinic set

    COMMUNITY MINISTRIES
  • An eye glass clinic will be held at Gainesville Community Ministries.
    It will take place from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday under the guidance of Dr. Nancy Herlevich.
    There are many pairs of glasses available to those who need them.
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