WEEK AHEAD calendar

Published: Sunday, January 20, 2008 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 18, 2008 at 7:05 p.m.


Interpreti Veneziani: 5 p.m. today, University Auditorium. Tickets: $20-$30 reserved seating. (392-ARTS)

Japanese Koi Show: Hundreds of ornamental Japanese fish on display, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today, Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, 4700 SW 58th Drive. $6 general; $3 children; free for ages 5 and younger. (373-4981)


Hoggetown Medieval Faire: More than 150 artisans, human chess matches, jesters, Robin Hood and more, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Jan. 27; 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 1; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 2-3, Alachua County Fairgrounds. $12 general; $6 ages 5-17. (334-ARTS)

Great Air Potato Round-Up: Volunteers help round up invasive air potatoes. Event is followed by live entertainment, guest speakers, drawings and food, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Morningside Nature Center, 3540 E. University Ave. (334-3327)

Gainesville Firefighters' Charity Calendar signing: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, The Swamp Restaurant, 1642 W. University Ave. (377-9267)

Veterans Awards Banquet: Honoring those who served our country, 6 p.m. Saturday, Paramount Hotel. $20, dinner. (264-6740)

Alachua Stone Age Fair: Public artifact and fossil collections, displays and speakers, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Alachua Woman's Club, 14565 S. Main St. $3 general; $1 for ages 12 and younger.

Miss Alachua County USA: Preliminary pageant to Miss Florida USA, 2 p.m. Saturday, Oak Hall School, Cofrin Theatre, 8009 SW 14th Ave. (284-8688)

Venous Screening: 9 a.m. Saturday, Shands at UF Cardiovascular Center, 1600 SW Archer Road. Free.

Art of Billiards: Features Tom Rossman, trick-shot champion, 1 p.m. today, Art of Billiards, 4251 SW 13th St. (226-3535)

Family Movie Matinee: 2:30 p.m. today, Headquarters Branch Library. (334-3900)

Exhibition Spotlight Tour: Docent explores "Vision/Revision: Contemporary Art from the Harn Collection," 2 p.m. today, Harn Museum, SW 34th Street and Hull Road. (392-9826)

Arbor Day Tree Giveaway: 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Bradford Farmers Market, Bradford Health Department, State Road 301. (904-964-2461)

Funeral Home Fish Fry: Noon Wednesday, Forest Meadows Funeral Home, 725 NW 23rd Ave. Free. (378-2528)

Paynes Prairie: Gentle walk and talk, 9 a.m. Thursdays; Wildlife Walk, 8 a.m. Saturdays, La Chua Trail, 4801 Camp Ranch Road; Stargazing with campfire, hay rides and live music, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Hickory Ranch, 9300 County Road 234. $5 general; free for children. (466-3397)

Kika Silva Pla Planetarium: Southern Nights, 7 p.m. Fridays; Children's matinee, 3 p.m. Saturdays; Black Holes, 5 p.m. Saturdays; Night Spirits, 7 p.m. Saturdays. Tickets: $4 general; $3 children and seniors on sale at the door, SFCC, 3000 NW 83rd St. (395-5381 or sfcc.edu/planetarium)


Hall of Fame Banquet with Jocelyn Elders: The former U.S. surgeon general speaks, 6 p.m. today, Paramount Resort and Conference Center, 2900 SW 13th St. Tickets: $50. (376-2442)

Nu Eta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha: Observance program with speaker the Rev. Dr. W.G. Mayberry, 11 a.m today, Friendship Baptist Church, 426 NW 2nd St. (386-344-2233)

Annual Commemorative March: 1 p.m. Monday, MLK Memorial Gardens, downtown Gainesville to MLK Multi-Purpose Center, 1028 NE 14th St. (246-1739)

Coretta Scott King Observance Program:With speaker Vanessa Douyon, membership vice president, Florida Cicerones/SAAUF, 7 p.m. Monday, Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, 718 SE 11th St. (335-0572)

Ebony Fashion Fair: Scholarship benefit hosted by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Lincoln Middle School, 1001 SE 12th St. Tickets: $25.


"Annie:" The timeless tale of Little Orphan Annie, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Phillips Center, 315 Hull Road. Tickets: $35-$50 reserved seating. (392-ARTS)

Joseph Heller's "Catch 22:" Performance by Aquila Theatre Company, 7:30 p.m. today, Phillips Center, 315 Hull Road. Tickets: $20-$35 reserved seating. (392-ARTS)

"Julius Caesar:" Aquila Theatre Company presents William Shakespeare's tale of one of history's most notorious leaders, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Phillips Center, 315 Hull Road. Tickets: $20-$35 reserved seating. (392-ARTS)

"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)

"Blithe Spirit:" Noel Coward's supernatural comedy, 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays, Friday through Feb. 10, Gainesville Community Playhouse, Vam York Theater, 4039 NW 16th Blvd. Preview: 8 p.m., Thursday. Tickets: $15 at Omni Books, Vam York Theater Box Office; $5 preview. (376-4949)

"Drama Wars:" Middle school drama festival acting competition, 7-9 p.m. Friday, Oak Hall School, Cofrin Arts Center, 8009 SW 14th Ave. Free. (339-3609)

Stage Managers Intensive Workshop: Training session covering technical theater basics, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Acrosstown Repertory Theatre, 619 S. Main St. $35. (538-5516)


African and Caribbean Dance: 7-9 p.m. Fridays, 211 SW 4th Ave. $2 per class. (692-4978)

Alachua County Singles Dancing: 8-11 p.m. Fridays, University City Lions Club, 3318 N. Main Terrace. $8 general; $7 members. (335-1304)

Argentine Tango: Intermediate and beginner class, 7:30-8:30 p.m.; Tango dancing, 8:30-10 p.m. Wednesdays, Orion Fitness Center, 3441 W. University. (331-1336)

Cross Creek Cloggers: Appalachian-style clogging beginners' class, 6-7 p.m. Mondays, Gainesville Dance and Music Association, 308 W. University Ave. (316-0928)

First Klass Kloggers: Advanced, 2-2:30 p.m.; Intermediate, 2:30-3:30 p.m.; Advanced beginner, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Carpenter's Union, 1910 NW 53rd Ave. (386-462-KLOG)

Greenwood Morris Dancers: Folk dancing and stick clashing, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, Millhopper Branch Library. (334-1272)

Hip Hop for Teens: 6 p.m. Thursdays, Let's Dance, 7230 W. University Ave. $10 per class. (331-7529)

Hogtown Heelers: Clogging, 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Westside Park Recreation Center, 1001 NW 34th St. Beginners' class, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (495-0861)

Hogtown Zydeco: Louisiana-style dancing, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, Fat Tuesdays, 116 SE 1st St. $5. (379-0218)

International Dancing: Beginners, 8-8:30 p.m.; All levels, 8:30-9:30 p.m.; Request dancing, 9:30-11 p.m. Fridays, Gainesville Dance and Music Association, 308 W. University Ave. $3. (359-2903)

Israeli Dancing: Beginners, 7 p.m.; Intermediate, 8 p.m.; Advanced, 9 p.m. Sundays, Gainesville Dance and Music Association, 308 W. University Ave. Same schedule Thursdays, Congregation B'nai Israel, 3830 NW 16th Blvd. $5. (378-2219)

Line Dancing: Beginners, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Mondays; Intermediate and advanced, 1:30-3 p.m. Thursdays, Trinity United Methodist Church, 4000 NW 53rd Ave. Contact Meg Malanaphy. (386-462-5752)

Mostly Waltz Class: 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2nd Ave. $5. (334-2103)

Salsa for Beginners: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays, By Ear Musician Studio, 7230 W. University Ave. $10 per class. (331-7529)

Scottish Country Dancing: Couples dancing, 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Gainesville Dance and Music Association Studio, 308-B W. University Ave. $5 general; $4 members. (321-284-3696)

Senior Line Dancing: Beginners, 1:15-2 p.m.; Advanced, 2-3:15 p.m. Tuesdays, Westside Park Recreation Center. (375-2678)

Super Simple Swing Dance: 7 p.m. today, Gainesville Dance & Music Association, 308 W. University Ave. $5. (dancecalendar.info)

Swing and Sway Dance: Ballroom dances with music by Don's Blue Notes and dance instruction, 8-11 p.m. second and last Fridays, Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2nd Ave. Cost: $18 couples; $9 singles. (375-1996)

Swing dance class: Beginning/Intermediate, 7-7:55 p.m.; Dance mixer, personal assistance, 8-9 p.m. first, third and fifth Tuesdays, Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2nd Ave. $5. (mostlyswinggainesville@yahoo.com)

Tango Bistro: 7:30-10:20 p.m. Saturdays, Unified Training Center, 809 W. University Ave. $10 general; $5 students. (283-8116)

Tango y Te Milonga: 7:30-11:30 p.m. Saturdays, Masonic Lodge, 215 N. Main St. $10 general; $5 students. (331-0126)

Waltz Gainesville: 10:30 a.m. today, Gainesville Dance & Music Association, 308 W. University Ave. $5.


Jubilus Concert Series: With Christine Alicot, flute; Carlos Beltran, piano, 7:30 p.m. Monday; Betsy Wade Masterson, violin; and Soomee Yoon, piano, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, St. Augustine Church and Catholic Student Center, 1738 W. University Ave. (372-3533)

Organ recital: Laura Ellis performs, 7:30 p.m. Friday, UF campus, University Memorial Auditorium. (392-2787)


Adventure Camp Weekend: Weekend retreat for children ages 9-12 in the foster care system, Feb. 22-24. (386-658-5118)

Baby Meet-Up: Discuss baby-related topics with moms of babies and toddlers, 11 a.m. Monday, Healthy Beginnings, 1617-B NW 16th Ave. Free. (262-5619)

Boys and Girls Club Volleyball: Registration for ages 9-14 open now until full, 2-7:30 p.m. daily at 2700 NW 51st St. $40 fee. (372-5305)

Ecole Francaise: French, Fun and Food and more foreign languages, 3:30-6 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, 8520 NW 2nd Place. (332-8198)

French and Spanish Clubs: Registration now open for clubs beginning Feb. 1. (372-6885)

Kids Love Drums: Drumming class for ages 5 and under, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Studio Percussion, 509 NW 10th Ave. Cost: $5 per visit. (338-8302)

Kindermusik: Children 7 years and younger learn about music, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Great Southern Music, 6787 W. Newberry Road. (505-5440)

Mother Goose Time for Babies: Storytime for babies 18 months and younger, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Millhopper Branch Library, 3145 NW 43rd St. (334-1272)

Preschool Storytime: Stories, songs and activities for ages 5 and younger, 11 a.m. Tuesdays, High Springs Branch Library, 135 NW 1st Ave. (386-454-2515)

Storytime Thursdays: Stories, activities and snacks, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Goering's Book Store, 1717 NW 1st Ave. (377-3703)

Stroller Club: Moms and children meet for exercise, 9 a.m. Wednesdays, Trinity United Methodist Church, 4000 NW 53rd Ave. (376-6615)


"First Hand History:" Film features James Forman and Pete Seeger speaking about the Civil Rights Movement, 8 p.m. Monday, Civic Media Center, 1021 W. University Ave. (373-0010)

Adventures in Learning: Shepherd's Center of Gainesville hosts seven-week classes including dance, bridge, group discussion and more, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Mondays beginning Jan. 28, Trinity United Methodist Church, 4000 NW 53rd Ave. (373-6122)

English course: 7 p.m. today, Hawthorne Branch Library. (481-1920)

Computer course: Learn computer basics, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Civic Media Center, 1021 W. Universitry Ave. (373-0010)

Great Gainesville Gardening Course: Learn about invasive plants and alternatives, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Alachua County Extension Office, 2800 NE 39th Ave.

Shands Eastside community classes: "Eye Health," noon Tuesday, Johnson Chapel Baptist Church; "Drinking Water," 6 p.m. Tuesday, Upper Room Ministries; "Colon Cancer," 6 p.m. Tuesday, Faith Missionary Baptist Church; "Healthy Portion Sizes," 6 p.m. Wednesday, Greater Bethel AME Church; "Living with Chronic Illness," 6 p.m. Thursday, Church of God by Faith.

SFCC Primetime community classes: "Steve Russell Talks Sports," 3 p.m. Tuesday, SFCC, 3000 NW 83rd St. (395-5193)

"Maintain Your Lifestyle through Retirement:" 7 p.m. Tuesday, Headquarters Library. (334-3900)

"Pre-Ceramic Civilization in Ancient Peru:" Retired Faculty meeting with speaker Michael Moseley, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Harn Museum of Art. (392-9826)

"Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias:" By Dr. Glen Finney, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Summerville at Gainesville, 1001 SW 62nd Blvd. (alz.org)

"Economic Integration, the Euro and Trade with the World:" By Petia Kostadinova, Center for European Studies, 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oak Hammock at UF, 5100 SW 25th Blvd. (548-1009)

"Speaking Out:" Frank Blankenship speaks about forced treatment in the Mental Health Care system, 7 p.m. Thursday, Headquarters Library. (334-3900)

Florida Yards Landscaping Program: Learn to create a Florida-friendly yard, 3 p.m. Friday, Alachua County Extension Office, 2800 NE 39th Ave.

"Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage Seminar:"With speaker Mark Gungor, 7 p.m. Friday, Trinity United Methodist Church, 4000 NW 53rd Ave. $60 per couple. (376-6615)

Meditation and healing classes: Classes on non-duality led by Tad Leitho, Vedanta instructor, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, now through April 19, Melrose. Free. (475-1599)


Gainesville Photography Club: Members discuss architecture, 7 p.m. Monday, Civitan Blood Center, 1221 NW 13th St.

Barbergators: A cappella rehearsal and meeting, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, SFCC. Auditorium E, 3000 NW 83rd St. (395-7322)

Better Breathers Club: 3 p.m. Monday, Senior Healthcare Center, Crowne Point, 2205 NW 40th Terrace. (333-2548)


Gainesville Woman's Club Reading Group: Discussion of "Blue Highway," 1 p.m. Tuesday, 2809 W. University Ave. (376-3901)

Meet the Author - Art Adkins: Book signing by the author of "The Oasis Project," 2-3:30 p.m. today, Goerings Book Store.

Meet the Author - Sudye Cauthen: "Rooted in a Florida Place," 2 p.m. Saturday, Headquarters Library. (334-3900)

Writers' Roundtable: 6:30-9 p.m. Mondays, Books-A-Million, 6111 W. Newberry Road. (371-8420)

Gainesville Poets and Writers: 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Books-A-Million, 2601 NW 13th St. (376-6623)

Jonesville Writers' Group: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, St. Joseph's Episcopal Church, Newberry Road, Jonesville. (fl_muse@bellsouth.net)


Hard Hat to Housewarming: A Celebratory Gala: UF benefit with silent auction, dinner and live music celebrates the opening of the Fackler Foyers, 6:30 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Phillips Center, 315 Hull Road. Tickets: $150 per person. (846-3647)

Newberry Hospice Rodeo: Calf roping, bull riding and barrel racing benefits Haven Hospice, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Canterbury Showplace, 23100 W. Newberry Road. Tickets: $10 general; $5 ages 12 and younger.

Cards and Games Benefit: Hosted by the Gainesville Woman's Club, noon Friday, 2809 W. University Ave. Tickets: $15. Reservations due Monday. (376-3901)


AARP Tax Program: IRS training course, Feb. 1-April 15. Contact Judie Davidson. (371-9824)

American Cancer Society: Transport cancer patients to and from treatments. (376-6866, ext. 127)

Alachua County Crisis Center: Become a crisis line counselor. Training begins Saturday. Contact Ali Martinez. (264-6782)

Guardian Ad Litem training: Become a court-appointed volunteer for a child in the dependency court system. (374-3656)

Museum docents: The Harn Museum of Art seeks volunteer tour guides, SW 34th Street and Hull Road. (392-9826)

Prison Ministry volunteers: Seeking men to serve as Kairos Prison Ministry volunteers. Contact Ken Blair. (473-4766)

Summer Camp volunteers: Muscular Dystrophy Association seeks summer volunteers 16 years and older, June 7-12, Epworth by the Sea, St. Simonıs Island. (800-572-1717)

St. Francis House: Provide evening meals to residents. Contact Josh Miller. (378-9079)

Volunteers available: ARC of Alachua County seeks to volunteer its services to community organizations. Contact Angela Bauer. (955-7169)

Submit your events online at gainesville.com/addevent. For more information, e-mail suzy.richardson@ gvillesun.com.

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