Hearing loss subject of series

Published: Thursday, January 13, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at 10:03 p.m.
The UF Shands Eastside Community Practice Education Series presents "Hearing Loss - What Did You Say?"
The program will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. today at Williams Temple Church of God in Christ, 628 NW 7th Ave.
The presenter will be Mary Anne Pinner, M.A., an audiologist with the University of Florida Department of Communicative Disorders.
The class is free and open to the public. For more information, call 265-7136.

Docent training planned for next week

  • A new docent training program has been scheduled for Dudley Farm Historic State Park.
    Training will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the park. Learn about this unique 1880s farm and participate in sharing your information with the public and with school-age children in the visitor's center or during tours.
    The park is located on Newberry Road, seven miles west of I-75 at exit 387. For more information, call 331-3352 or 332-4827.

    Stores collecting pagers and phones

  • Publix Super Markets in the Gainesville and Ocala area are collecting wireless phones and pagers to benefit Children's Miracle Network.
    The collection, which will continue through the end of January, will both recycle and refurbish wireless phones and pagers.
    The donated items will help to raise funds for the pediatric programs at Shands Children's Hospital at the University of Florida.
    For more information, call Margaret Yoham at (352) 265-7953.

    Church hosting benefit concert

  • A concert to raise funds to help Josh Abbott receive a double-lung transplant will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
    The "Gospel & More II" concert will present the Washington Sisters, who are heading the bill, and also choirs from Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, Congregation B'nai Israel, Mt. Nebo United Methodist Church, Mt. Zion Church and UF's Hillel.
    Free and open to the public, it will be held at Mt. Moriah church, 718 SE 11th St. (Waldo Road). Light refreshments will be served.
    For more information, visit www.helpJosh.com.

    Circle oversees planting of trees

  • Members of the Founders Circle of the Gainesville Garden Club will present 17 crepe myrtle trees for planting near Kanapaha Botanical Gardens.
    The trees will be planted by West Farms today in three median strips near the entrance to the gardens.
    Funds for the trees were generated from a silent auction chaired by Roberta Knechel and held last year at the Spring Garden Festival.
    Members participating are Georgia Buchanan, Linda Heggy and Audrey Stratmann and also Marion Sproul and Lynne Randazzo, past presidents of the club.
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