Weekend calendar


Published: Saturday, January 12, 2008 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, January 12, 2008 at 12:00 a.m.

Family Fun and Safety Day: With bounce house, Patches the Robot, free pizza, free bike helmets and more, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Butler Plaza East, next to TGIFridays.

Kika Silva Pla Planetarium: 7 and 9 p.m., 3000 NW 83rd St. Tickets: $4 general; $3 children and seniors; $10 general for cosmic concerts at Administration Building reception desk, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays; 30 minutes before shows when available. Children's matinee, 3 p.m. (395-5381)

Kim Tuttle and Friends: Performance by Dance Alive National Ballet, 7:30 p.m., Phillips Center, 315 Hull Road. Tickets: $10-$50. (392-ARTS)

High Springs Community Garden Work Day: 9 a.m.-noon, James Paul Park. (386-454-3950)

Historic Haile Homestead Tours: Visit the 1856 plantation house, 10 a.m., Historic Haile Homestead, 8500 SW Archer Road. $5 general; free for ages younger than 12. (336-9096)

Paynes Prairie: Gentle walk and talk, 9 a.m. Thursdays; Wildlife Walk, 8 a.m., La Chua Trail, 4801 Camp Ranch Road. (466-3397)

Meditation and Healing Classes: Six-session class on non-duality led by Tad Leitho, Vedanta instructor, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 12-Feb. 16, Unity of Gainesville Church, 8801 NW 39th Ave. Cost: $125 pre-registration. (373-1030)

Micanopy Historical Society: With speaker Ashley M. Wood, director of UF's IFAS Communication Services Unit, 2 p.m., The Church of the Mediator, Ryan Hall, Micanopy.

The Peace Alliance Yard Sale: Support the campaign to establish a U.S. Department of Peace bill, 8 a.m., 328 SW 4th Ave. (377-8453)

American Legion Blood Drive: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Hitchcock's Supermarket, Hawthorne. (bullgator123@bellsouth.net)

Breathing Meditation: 2 p.m., Hawthorne Branch Library, 6640 SE 221st St. (481-3388)

SUNDAY

Gainesville Wedding Expo: Presented by Jay's Bridal, noon-5 p.m., Phillips Center, 315 Hull Road. Tickets: $10. (392-ARTS)

Jack Williams Concert: 7:30 p.m., Unity Church of Gainesville, 8801 NW 39th Ave. (373-1030)

Program - Florida's Black Seminoles: Presentation by Rosalyn Howard, author of "Black Seminoles in the Bahamas;" and documentary screening of "Looking for Angola," 3 p.m., Matheson Museum, 513 E. University Ave. Free. (378-2280)

Voice Concert: With Ronald Burrichter, tenor; and Brenda Smith, soprano, 4 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 300 SW 2nd Ave. Free. (378-1527)

Gallery Talk: Kerry Oliver-Smith, Harn Curator of Contemporary Art, discusses works by 25 international artists, 3 p.m., Harn Museum, SW 34th Street and Hull Road. Free. (392-9826)

Goering's Book Store: "Southern Comforts; Rooted in a Florida Place," by author Sudye Cauthen, 2 p.m., 1717 NW 1st Ave. (377-3703)

BOTH DAYS

"The Dead Guy:" Reality television brings him fame and fortune, but at the end of the week, viewers decide how he dies, 9 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; 5 and 9:30 p.m. Saturdays; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 3, Hippodrome State Theater. Tickets: $25-$30 general; $20 seniors; $10 students. (375-HIPP)Jan. 12-13

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