Bill Dean's top 5 weekly must list

Harold McGee, right, member of Ocala Model Rail Roaders Historic Preservation Society, explains in detail the model train display for Yulee Railroad Days at The Matheson Museum in Gainesville. A group of about 8 children from the Helping Hands Learning Center took a field trip to the museum to check out the model train displays. Yulee Railroad Days begin June 3 through 5.

Tracy Wilcox/The Gainesville Sun
Published: Friday, June 1, 2007 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, June 1, 2007 at 12:00 a.m.

"All aboard!" is the call this weekend for a unique Florida festival, the return of "Hawk," great music live and on CD, and a comedic comeuppance of The Bard.

1: Yulee Railroad Days

Don't let the three days of this North Central Florida celebration leave the station without you.

2: "The Hawk is Dying"

Never before seen in Gainesville, the film finds a nest at the Hipp starting tonight.

3: Black Music Month Kickoff

Tonight's performance by Omi Ajamu and The Lost Safari Drummers kicks off a month's worth of special concerts at the Downtown Community Plaza.

4: "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"

What you are waiting for? Grab a copy of Rolling Stone magazine's "greatest album of all time" and take a trip with The Beatles, 40 years after the album's momentous release.

5: The Bard is back

And thanks to "The Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged," it's all for laughs.

Bill Dean can be reached at (352) 374-5039 or

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