Weekend calendar


Published: Saturday, September 1, 2007 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, August 31, 2007 at 10:39 p.m.

Today

Artisans' Guild Gallery Art Reception: Opening reception features pottery by Kate Murray and photography by Sheila Andrews, 1 p.m. Saturday at Artisans' Guild Gallery at Millhopper Square, 4201 NW 16th Blvd. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; and noon-5 p.m. Sundays. (378-1383)

Art Show: Features watercolors and oil paintings by local artists Kent Armstrong and Earl Curtis. Event features wine, hor d'oeuvres and live music by Drunk Uncle, 7-10 p.m. Saturday at Lighten Up Spa and Salon, 14862 Main St., Alachua. Free. (386-462-0032)

Auditions - Star Center Theatre: Seeking boys and girls ages 6-18 to audition for "The Wizard of Oz," 11 a.m. Saturday at 607 E. University Ave. Free. Sing from script. (starcentertheatre.org)

Book Sale: Friends of the Williston Public Library sells books priced from 25 cents-$100, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the City Hall Community Center in Williston.

"The Secret:" The movie and book that has changed peoples' lives will run as a preview for a Sept. 9 panel discussion on the topic, 4 p.m. Saturday at Wild Iris Books, 802 W. University Ave. Free. (375-7477)

Retirement Home for Horses: Haven for old, abused and abandoned horses where more than 130 horses roam freely, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays at Mill Creek Farm, County Road 235A. Bring a bag of carrots to feed the horses. Donations requested. (386-462-1001)

Saturday Book Sale: Friends of the Williston Public Library sells books priced from 25 cents-$100, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the City Hall Community Center in Williston.

Living History Days: On Saturdays, farm comes to life with a slice of life from 1870. Animals are fed around 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily at Morningside Nature Center, 3540 E. University Ave. Free. (334-3326 or natureoperations.org)

Sunday

Florida Folk Fest: Features the best of Florida's folk, swamp and cracker music by Hamhock & Slide, Halifax Contraband, Clock Hands Strangle and more, 7 p.m. Sunday at The Side Bar, 15 SW 2nd St. Cost: $5. (373-4454)

Barnyard Buddies: Youngsters and parents meet and greet animals by helping staff with afternoon feeding, 3 p.m. Sundays at Morningside Nature Center, 3540 E. University Ave. Free. (334-3326 or natureoperations.org)

Contra Dance: Dance contras, circles, squares and waltzes to live music by the Lee Staley Band, 4-7 p.m. Sunday at the Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2nd Ave. Beginner lessons at 3:30 p.m. No partner necessary. Child-care provided. Cost: $7 general; $5 ages 21 and younger. (371-2342)

Gainesville Ostomy Support Group: For those with colostomies, ileostomies and urostomies. Group meets 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Winn Dixie Hope Lodge, 2121 SW 16th St. Free. (376-8703)

Both days

Labor Day Picnic: Event features fireworks, food and live music, Friday-Monday at Spirit of The Suwannee Music Park, 3076 95th Drive, US 129, Live Oak. Schedule: Sock Hop with Teddy Mac on Friday; Country music singer John Berry on Saturday; and Mike Miller Band on Sunday. (386-364-1683 or musicliveshere.com)

Butterfly Releases: The Florida Museum of Natural History's Butterfly Rainforest hosts live butterfly releases, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, SW 34th Street and Hull Road. (846-2000)

Docent-Led Tours: Join the museum's experienced gallery guides, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Runs through Jan. 5 at Harn Museum of Art, SW 34th Street and Hull Road. Free. (392-9826)

Submit your events online at gainesville.com/addevent. For more information, contact the calendar editor at 374-5038 or suzy.richardson@ gvillesun.com.

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