WEEK AHEAD


Published: Sunday, January 27, 2008 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 25, 2008 at 4:45 p.m.

Hoggetown Medieval Faire: Artisans, human chess matches, jesters, Robin Hood and more, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today; 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Feb. 3, Alachua County Fairgrounds. $12 general; $6 ages 5-17; $5 general on Friday. (334-ARTS)

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa: Internationally renowned soprano artist performs, 7:30 p.m. today, Phillips Center, 315 Hull Road. Tickets: $35-$65. (392-ARTS)

EVENTS

Ladysmith Black Mambazo: South African musical group performs a blend of African rhythms and Christian gospel music, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Phillips Center, 315 Hull Road. Tickets: $18-$38. (392-ARTS)

Medievel Masquerade: Dancing, juggling and live music, 5 p.m. Friday, The Thomas Center, 302 NE 6th Ave. (334-5064)

Florida Art Film Festival: The East Coast premiere of "Ten Inch Hero," directed by David Mackay; and other films, 8-11 p.m. Friday; 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; and 1-4 p.m. Feb. 3, Acrosstown Repertory Theatre, 619 S. Main St. Tickets: $25 weekend; $15 per day. (917-226-2588)

Recurso Founder's Day Gala: With speaker Allene Zanger, Peace Corps Regional Director, 6:30 p.m. Monday, UF campus, Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. (392-1649)

Civic Media Center Films: "Occupation 101: Voices of the Silent Majority," 8 p.m. Monday; "Meeting Resistance," Iraqi citizens discuss the war, 8 p.m. Wednesday, 1021 W. University Ave. (373-0010 or civicmediacenter.org)

Gallery Talk: Celeste Roberge, professor of sculpture, speaks about Harn's Vision/Revision collection, 3 p.m. today, Harn Museum of Art. (392-9826)

North Florida Crossword Puzzle Tournament: Teams and individuals compete, 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Savannah Grande, 301 N. Main St. $40 per person; $30 students and seniors. (378-4213)

THEATER

"The Worlds of Fingerman:" Non-verbal puppet theater, 7:30 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday; and 2 p.m. Feb. 3, Phillips Center, 315 Hull Road. Tickets: $15 general. (392-ARTS)

"Aeros:" Performance of theater, dance and acrobatics, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Phillips Center, 315 Hull Road. Tickets: $25-$35. (392-ARTS)

"The Dead Guy:" Reality television brings him fame and fortune, but viewers decide how he dies, 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; 5 and 8:30 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, through Feb. 10, Gainesville Community Playhouse, Vam York Theater, 4039 NW 16th Blvd. Tickets: $15 at Omni Books, Vam York Theater Box Office. (376-4949)

"The Real Thing:" UF theater students perform a Tom Stoppard play about the comedy of manners, 7:30 p.m. Friday, UF campus, Constans Theater. Tickets: $11. (273-0500)

"Hello Dolly" Auditions: Male and female parts for ages 14 and older. Includes dance and singing audition, 7 p.m. today and Monday, Vam York Theater, 4039 NW 16th Blvd. (376-4949)

MUSIC

Ken Sizemore in Concert: Folk singer and guitarist performs, 3 p.m. today, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4225 NW 34th St. Reception follows. (377-1669)

Florida Flute Club Recital: 2 p.m. today, UF campus, Music Building, Room 120.

Jazz at The Thomas Center: Performances by Local Jazz Allstars, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, 302 NE 6th Ave. $10-$25. (334-5064)

Jubilus Concert Series: Works by Ravel and Brahms, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, St. Augustine Church and Catholic Student Center, 1738 W. University Ave. (372-3533)

YOUNG PEOPLE

Tot Time: Children ages 2-5 tour the galleries, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday; and 11 a.m. Friday, Harn Museum of Art. Free. (392-9826)

Infant Massage Class: Learn techniques to soothe your infant or toddler, 10 a.m. Friday, Healthy Beginnings, 1617-B NW 16th Ave. $45. (265-5619)

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. (262-5619)

Baby Time: 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Headquarters Library. (334-3900)

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 Friday. (372-6885)

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

Moms and Dads Group: Share tips, stories and snacks, 11 a.m. Wednesdays, The Birth Center, 810 E. University Ave. (372-4784)

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

Preschool Storytime: 11 a.m. Tuesdays, High Springs Branch Library, 135 NW 1st Ave. (386-454-2515)

Storytime Thursdays: 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Goerings 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)

Toddler/Preschool Time: 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Headquarters Library. (334-3900)

Toddler Time: 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Millhopper Branch Library. (334-1272)

CLASSES & LECTURES

"Before You Tie the Knot:" Pre-marital class provides a certificate for $32.50 fee reduction of marriage license, 5:30 p.m. Monday, Alachua County Extension Office, 2800 NE 39th Ave. Free.

"How Pauline are the Pastoral Epistles?" By Reggie Kidd, professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary, 7:30 p.m. Monday, The Christian Study Center, 112 NW 16th St. (379-7375)

"Ideological Congruence and Two Visions of Democracy:" By Matt Golder, UF professor, 3 p.m. Monday, UF campus, Anderson Hall.

Introduction to Qigong: 3 p.m. today, Headquarters Library, 401 E. University Ave. (334-3900)

SFCC Primetime Community Classes: "Gainesville Integration - Past and Present," John Dukes discusses local early integration experiences, 3 p.m. Tuesday; "The Earth's Amazing Landscape," photo tour of landforms by Dr. C. Mott, 3-4:30 p.m. Thursday, SFCC, 3000 NW 83rd St., Building S, Room 326. (395-5193)

"Cultural Identity and Urban Planning:" "Berlin's Plan for Inner City Development After Reunification," by Alexandra Montealegre, 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, UF campus, Dauer Hall, Rooms 215 and 219.

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, Trinity United Methodist Church, 4000 NW 53rd Ave. (373-6122)

Shands Eastside Community Classes: "Preventative Healthcare," noon Monday, Pine Grove Apartments; "Optimal Diet and Exercise," 6 p.m. Monday, Open Door Ministries; "Nutrition for Youth," 6 p.m. Wednesday, New Beginnings Church of God by Faith; "Exercise and Arthritis," 6 p.m. Thursday, Greater New Salem Missionary Baptist Church.

"Are you Retiring or Changing Jobs?" A discussion for state employees, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Headquarters Library. (334-3900)

"Dungeons and Dragons:" Role playing for homeschoolers ages 10-17, 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Headquarters Library. (334-3900)

"The EU and Eastern Enlargement:" By Conor O'Dwyer, assistant professor, Center for European Studies, 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oak Hammock at UF, 5100 SW 25th Blvd. (548-1009)

"Love it or Leave it: What Would Your Mother Do? Architecture lecture by author Jeanne Lambin, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Harn Museum of Art. (392-9826)

Careers in Social Justice: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, UF campus, Reitz Union. (392-2378)

"History, Legacy and Heritage:" Panel discussion on heritage tourism in Spain and Slovenia, 10 a.m. Friday, UF campus, University Memorial Auditorium. (392-2787)

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

MEETINGS

Retired Faculty Meeting: "Going Beyond Shuttle," by Hector Delgado of NASA, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Harn Museum of Art. (392-9826)

Gator Detachment of the Marine Corps League Meeting: Nominations for officers, 7 p.m. Thursday, VFW post 2811. (normfro@aol.com)

Gainesville Handweavers Guild Meeting: "Dyeing Silk," by Peggy DiNegro, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Church, 4225 NW 34th St. Free.

Vegetarian Potluck: Hosted by Gainesville Veg4Life, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4225 NW 34th St. Cost: $1 and a homemade vegan dish. (377-1669)

PAGES

Goerings Book Store: "UF Professors and Their New Books," Jessica Harland-Jacobs, author of "Builders of Empire: Freemasonry and British Imperialism, 1717-1927," 8 p.m. Wednesday, 1717 NW 1st Ave. (377-3703)

Book Signing - Susan Nugent: Author discusses "Women Conservationists of the Florida Keys," 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Millhopper Branch Library. (334-1272)

Williston Library Book Sale: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, City Hall Community Center. (528-5972)

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)

BENEFITS

S.T.A.R. Autism Awareness 5K Run/Walk: 9 a.m. Saturday, Westside Park, 1001 NW 34th St. $10 general. (334-2186)

Texas Hold 'Em Fundraiser: Benefits Sidney Lanier School, 5:30 p.m. Monday, Beef O' Brady's, 1999 NW 43rd St. Cost: $20. (378-7771)

VOLUNTEERS

AARP Tax Program: IRS training course, Friday through 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. 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)

ONGOING EVENTS

Bradford County Farmers' Market: 8 a.m. Saturdays, Bradford Health Department, State Road 301, Starke. (bradfordfarmersmarket.com)

CPR and First Aid Training: 8:30-11 a.m. second and fourth Tuesdays; first and third Saturdays, North Central Florida Safety Council, 3710 NW 51st St. $30 per course; $25 pre-registered. (377-2566)

Computer Class: Learn computer basics for Macs and PCs, 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Civic Media Center, 1021 W. University Ave. (373-0010)

Crafters' Circle: Embroider, quilt and knit, 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays, High Springs Branch Library, 135 NW 1st Ave. (386-454-2515)

Dine by Design: Fresh meals available for walk-ins, noon-5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; Food, wine tasting party last Wednesdays, 3345 SW 34th St. (374-4433)

Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine: Student Clinic Acupuncture, Oriental body work and herbal formulas, Mondays-Fridays, 901 NW 8th Ave. $45 first appointment; $35 general. (371-2833, ext. 32)

Gainesville Community Ministry Community Classes: "Attitude Class," 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays; "Stretch and Grow," parents and children exercise, 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays; "The Parenting Class," for those with out-of-control children, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays; Bible Study, 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays, Gainesville Community Ministry, 238 SW 4th Ave. (372-8162)

Haile Village Farmers' Market: 8:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Haile Village, SW 46th Boulevard. (359-1087)

Hawthorne Farmers' Market: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, SE 221st Street and SE 73rd Avenue. (481-4437)

High Springs Farmers' Market: 2-6 p.m. Thursdays, James Paul Park. (386-454-3950)

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

Keystone Heights Farmers' Market: 4-7 p.m. Thursdays behind City Hall. (473-4807)

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 at the door, SFCC, 3000 NW 83rd St. (395-5381 or sfcc.edu/planetarium)

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

Morningside Nature Center: Living History Days: A slice of life from 1870, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturdays. Animals fed 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily; Barnyard Buddies: Youngsters meet animals, 3 p.m. Wednesdays, Sundays; Feed-A-Frog Fridays: 2 p.m. first Fridays, Morningside Nature Center, 3540 E. University Ave. Free. (334-3326)

Nordic Walking Pole Group: Improve strength by using poles for walking, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Westside Park, 800 NW 34th St. Pole rentals, $5 per class. (376-8549)

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

Poetry Jam: Locals share poetry, music, drama, 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Thursdays, Civic Media Center, 1021 W. University Ave. (373-0010)

Retirement Home for Horses: Haven for old, abused and abandoned horses, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, Mill Creek Farm, County Road 235A. (386-462-1001)

Sing Your Best: Beginners singing course, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays; intermediate/advanced course, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Studio Percussion, 519-E NW 10th Ave. (338-8302)

Tai Chi: Classes offered by the Arthritis Foundation at the Gainesville Health and Fitness Center, 4820 Newberry Road. (336-4510)

Trenton Community Farmers' Market: 2-6 p.m. Tuesdays, Train Depot. (472-7632)

Yappy Hour: Dogs meet over treats, 5 p.m. Fridays, Sweet Paws Bakery, 5330 SW 91st Terrace. (317-1044)

Yoga: Gentle spiritual beginners' class, 5 p.m. Fridays, Wild Iris Books, 802 W. University Ave. Free. (375-7477 or friendsofwildiris.org)

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