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Published: Thursday, January 27, 2005 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 26, 2005 at 11:09 p.m.

Iraq to be discussed

  • Three speakers from the Wheels of Justice Tour will share their recent experiences in Iraq and Israel/Palestine.
    The event will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Emmanuel Mennonite Church, 1320 W. University Ave. in Gainesville. It is free and open to the public.
    The speakers are Mike Miles, who has been to Iraq three times; Dave Lippman, who traveled to Palestine and Israel in summer 2004 and Bill Hill, who served during Vietnam and travels the world to work on behalf of the poor.
    For more information, call the church at (352) 377-6577 or (352) 371-6772.

    Newcomers will meet

  • Mark your calendars for the February meeting of the Gainesville Newcomer's Club.
    It will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Holiday Inn West on Newberry Road. A police officer with the Gainesville Police Department will discuss identity theft. Visitors are welcome.
    Reservations are required. Call (352) 335-7565 or (352) 331-3639.

    Group selling ID kits

  • Help an organization raise money for adoptions and keep your children safe at the same time.
    The Sea of Faces Foundation, a non-profit that provides financial assistance to adopting families, will be selling KidSafe ID kits that provide ID cards containing current physical descriptions and a full-color photo.
    The kits will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Saturday, Feb. 5. at a tent outside the main gate of the Hoggetowne Medieval
    Festival at the Alachua County Fairgrounds.
    For more information, call director Jennifer Cunningham at (386) 462-2199.

    Center has open house

  • The Gainesville Job Corps Center invites the community to an Open House for the center and SiaTech Charter High School.
    It will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, and is free and open to the public. There will be tours, refreshments and door prizes.
    The center is at 5301 NE 40th Terrace, in the industrial park of Waldo Road.
    For more information, call Pamela Easterling at (352) 377-2555 ext. 324.

    Chorus hosts benefit

  • Get "A Sweet Taste of Broadway" with the Gainesville Youth Chorus.
    A fund-raising concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the auditorium of Glen Springs Elementary School.
    Featured will be an evening of entertainment, gourmet coffee, tea and desserts. The cost is $20 and all proceeds will help send the group to Ireland this summer.
    For more information, call (352) 373-2400.

    An afternoon of French

  • French, Fun & Food at Ecole Francaise invites children ages 5-12 to savor crepes and enjoy a video.
    The activity will be held at 5 p.m. Friday and 3:30 p.m. Saturday. To RSVP, call Judy Charudattan at (352) 332-8198.
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