Week Ahead Calendar: June 1-7


Published: Sunday, June 1, 2008 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, May 30, 2008 at 8:52 p.m.

BEST OF TODAY

Yulee Railroad Days:

Celebration of the Florida Railroad, 1-5 p.m., Matheson Museum, 513 E. University Ave. Free. (378-2280)

Yulee Railroad Days at Historic Haile Homestead:

Railroads, planters and farmers tours, noon-4 p.m. today; and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, 8500 SW Archer Rd. $3 adults; free for children ages 12 and under. (336-9096)

"The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged):"

A comedic 90-minute free-for-all with three male actors covering all 37 Shakespeare plays, 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., UF campus, Black Box Theatre. Tickets: $9-$13. (273-0500)

Claire Lynch Band:

Bluegrass artist Claire Lynch and her band perform, 6 p.m., Grace United Methodist Church, 9325 Newberry Road. Tickets: $20 adults; $10 children ages 5-12; free for children ages 4 and under. (332-8770)

EVENTS

National Cancer Survivors Day:

Fun activities with Clifford the Big Red Dog, face painting, entertainment and educational information sponsored by WUFT-TV, 1-4 p.m. today, UF campus, Health, Pharmacy, Nursing Building, 101 South Newell Drive. Free. (395-5551 ext. 1134)

Indian Artifact and Fossil Show: Private collections of prehistoric Indian artifacts and fossils on display, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, The Clarion Inn, 7417 Newberry Road. $3. (332-7500)

Women's Dinner and a Movie: 5 p.m. today, Pride Community Center, 3131 NW 13th St. $5. (377-8915)

Civic Media Center Films: "Recount," shows behind the scenes accounts of the Florida recount, 8 p.m. Monday; "We Jam Econo: The Story of the Minutemen," chronicles the history of the punk band, 9 p.m. Wednesday, 1021 W. University Ave. Free. (373-0010)

Yulee Day in Archer: Parade, Civil War re-enactors and auction, Saturday, The Depot, Archer. Free. (495-1044)

City of Hampton Political Rally: With live music, barbecue, cake walk and speeches by local politicians, 3 p.m. Saturday, Hampton City Park. Dinner $7; rally is free. (745-2166)

Women Veterans Appreciation Ceremony: For women veterans who have served the country in times of war, 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, VA Medical Center Auditorium, 1601 Archer Road. Free. (379-4064)

Melon Fest: Watermelon rolling, seed spitting contest and live music by Quartermoon, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, High Springs Farmer's Market, NW Second Street. (386-454-3950)

Living Exhibit Talk: With artist Mary Jane Volkmann, 2 p.m. Saturday, Florida Museum of Natural History. Tickets: $6.50 adults; $5.50 Florida residents; $4 children ages 3-12. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; 1-5 p.m. Sundays. (846-2000)

Cosmic Concerts: "Sounds of the Underground," cosmic video featuring techno, dance, club and rave styles on the dome of the Kika Silva Pla Planetarium, 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3000 NW 83rd St. Tickets: $10. (sfcc.edu/planetarium)

THEATER

"College: The Musical:" A musical that takes an honest look at modern campus life, opens Friday; previews 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 8 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays; 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays; and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sundays. Runs through June 29. Hippodrome State Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Place. Tickets: $25-$30 general; $20 seniors; $15 students. Preview tickets: $15 general; $10 students. (375-4477)

"The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe:" Performance directed by Kathy Burne and based on the novel by C.S. Lewis, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Runs Saturday-June 8; July 19-20; and July 26-27, UF campus, Constans Theatre. Tickets: $7. (392-1653)

"The Foreigner:" Comedy about mistaken identity, 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; and 4 p.m. June 8; 7:30 p.m. July 24-26 and 4 p.m. July 27; and 7: 30 p.m. July 31-Aug. 2 and 4 p.m. Aug. 3. Black Box Theatre, 687 McCarty Drive. Tickets: $13 general; $9 students. (273-0500)

"Romeo and Juliet:" The Suwannee Valley Players present the classic tale of star-crossed lovers, 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays through June 15, Chief Theatre, 25 East Park Ave., Chiefland. Tickets: $8 adults; $6 students and children ages 5 and older; free for children ages 4 and under. Student night, 8 p.m. June 12. (493-2787)

"Blue:" Dark drama laced with humor, 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Acrosstown Repertory Theatre. (375-1321)

"See How They Run:" Comedy occurring in an English vicarage, 2 p.m. today, Vam York Theater, 4039 NW 16th Blvd. (376-4949)

MUSIC

"Let's Go Downtown:" Local and regional bands perform under the stars, 8-10 p.m. Fridays, through October, Downtown Community Plaza, SE 1st Street and University Avenue. Free. This week is reggae with De Lions of Jah. (393-7520)

"O2B: A Decade:" Spring recital from O2B Kids, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Phillips Center. Tickets: $6. (392-ARTS)

Organ Recital: With organist and choirmaster Rodney Cleveland, 3 p.m. today, First United Methodist Church, 419 NE 1st St. Free. (372-8523)

DANCE

"A Walk in the Park:" Performance by the Joni Messler School of Dance, 2:30 p.m. today, Phillips Center. Tickets: $6. (392-2787)

"Sleeping Beauty:" Dance performance presented by the Pofahl School of Dance, 6 p.m. June 8, Phillips Center. Tickets: $8. (392-ARTS)

Room to Dance 2008: Student-choreographed performance to raise funds for dance groups at SFCC, 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, SFCC E-Auditorium, 3000 NW 83rd St. Tickets: $5 general; free for SFCC students, children and seniors.

YOUNG PEOPLE

Tot Time: Resist Painting: Learn about art, 11 a.m.-noon Friday, Harn Museum. Free. Register by Wednesday. (392-9826)

Women's Basketball League: Women ages 15 and older may participate in a summer league, Girls Club of Alachua County, 2101 NW 39th Ave. $50. (283-1251)

Kindermusik: Children 7 years and younger learn about music, 6 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)

Ecole Francaise: French, Food and Fun is a foreign language club for ages 5 and older; Foreign Languages Program, 1 p.m. today, Gateway Grand Hotel, 8520 NW 2nd Place. (332-8198)

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

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 Branch Library. (334-3900)

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

CLASSES & LECTURES

"The Happiness Factor:" Learn about mind and body connection and happiness, 7 p.m. Monday, Downtown Branch Library, 401 E. University Ave. (334-3900)

"Relationships That Work:" Seminar focusing on relationships, communication and personal development, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Hilton, Conference Center, 1714 SW 34th St. Free. Must pre-register. (Register at www.satvatove.com/register.php or 386-418-8840)

"Quit Smoking Now!:" Five session and free nicotine patches, 5 p.m. Mondays through June, Eastside Community Practice, 410 NE Waldo Road. Free. (1-866-341-2730)

Alachua County Fair Tax: Learn about the Fair Tax, 6 p.m., Steve's Cafe Americain, 12 W. University Ave. Free. (www.fairtax.org)

"Who Am I?:" Meditation classes based on the book "A New Earth," first class 10 a.m.-noon June 28, Downtown Branch Library, 401 E. University Ave. Registration required. (334-3934)

Displaced Homemakers Computer Class: For beginners, 9-11 a.m. June 9-13, SFCC, Blount Downtown Center. Free. Must register by Thursday. (395-5047)

Shands Eastside Community Classes: "CHOICES: Alachua County Health Services," noon Monday, Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church and Pine Grove Apartments; "Language Treatments After Stroke," 6 p.m. Tuesday, Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church; "Emotional Wellness," noon Wednesday, Gainesville Job Corps; "Sandwich Caring: Managing Care for the Young and Old," 6 p.m. Thursday, Williams Temple. All classes are free.

MEETINGS

Sunshine State Archaeological Society: Meeting and presentation by archaeologist Robert Austin, 6:45 p.m. Friday, The Clarion Inn, 7417 Newberry Road. Free. (332-7500)

VFW Post 8698 District 7 Picnic: Dunking booth, horseshoes and barbecue dinner, 1 p.m. Saturday, 520 Highway 40, East Inglis. (447-3495)

Lincoln High School 40-year Reunion: The Class of 1968 Reunion will include a meet and greet, a banquet dinner and worship services, Aug. 8-10. Contact Linda Butler or Alma Russ for more information. (375-0647 or 376-1925)

School Advisory Meeting: Horizon Center, 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, 2802 NE 8th Ave.

BENEFITS

"Junque to Jewels:" Rummage sale and LifeSouth Bloodmobile, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday and Sunday, Congregation B'nai Israel, 3830 NW 16th Blvd. (376-1617)

SUPPORT GROUPS

Alcoholics Anonymous: Support group meets daily. Call for times and locations. (372-8091)

Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Group: 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Alterra Clare Bridge, 4607 NW 53rd Ave. (alzflorida.org)

American Cancer Society Groups: For those undergoing cancer treatment in our area. (800-ACS-2345)

Better Breathers Club: The American Lung Association of Florida's Better Breathers Clubs meet to learn how to better manage their disease, 3 p.m. Mondays, Senior Healthcare Center at Crowne Pointe, 2205 NW 40th Terrace. Suite B. (333-2548)

Brain Tumor Education and Support Group: For people with primary and metastatic tumors of the brain and spine, noon-1 p.m. Mondays, Shands at UF, first floor, Room 1222. (273-9000)

Breast Cancer Suppport Group: 6-7 p.m., fourth Wednesdays, Winn-Dixie Hope Lodge, 2121 SW 16th St. (265-0111, ext. 87638)

Celebrate Recovery: Christ-based recovery program for those affected by a compulsive or addictive behavior, 6:30 p.m. Fridays, Westside Baptist Church, 10000 W. Newberry Road. (333-7700)

Compassionate Friends: For parents who have lost a child. Gainesville chapter, 7 p.m. third Mondays, Hospice of Northwest Florida, 4200 NW 90th Blvd.; Lake Area/Keystone Heights Chapter, 7 p.m. second Mondays, Trinity Baptist Church, 3716 SE State Road 21. (475-1146)

Crohn's and Colitis Discussion Group: 7-8:45 p.m. first Tuesdays. Group meets through March at the Florida Farm Bureau, 5700 SW 34th St.; Group meets at the Winn Dixie Hope Lodge, 2121 SW 16th St. (225-2996)

Divorce Support Group: 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Abiding Savior Lutheran Church, 9700 W. Newberry Road. (abidingsavior.info)

Gainesville ALS Group: Support group meets 6 p.m. third Wednesdays every other month, Shands Medical Plaza. (376-1446)

Gainesville Breast Cancer Support Group: 7-9 p.m. third Mondays, Church of the Nazarene Fellowship Hall, 5020 NW 23rd Ave. (386-418-0454)

Gainesville Ostomy Support Group: 2-4 p.m. first Sundays, Winn Dixie Hope Lodge, 2121 SW 16th St. (376-8703)

Haven Hospice: "Families Sharing in Grief and Hope," 6-7:30 p.m. second Mondays; "Remembering the Loss of Your Baby Support Group," 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. first Thursdays, Haven Hospice North Building, 4305 NW 90th Blvd. Registration required. (692-5100)

Healing and Growth Help: Non-denominational group for those experiencing divorce or separation, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Catholic Charities, 1717 NE 9th St. (372-0294)

Healing Touch Cancer Support Group: For cancer patients and survivors, 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, Trinity United Methodist Church, 4000 NW 53rd Ave. (376-6615)

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: 6:30-7:30 p.m. first Thursdays, Gainesville Hematology-Oncology Associates, 1147 NW 64th Terrace. (332-3900)

Male Rape Survivors Support Group: New members accepted until Wednesday. Call to be screened. Alachua County Community Support Service, 218 SE 24th St. (1-866-252-5439)

Moms' Support Group: Moms and babies meet, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Birth Center of Gainesville, 810 E. University Ave. (338-7525)

Narcotics Anonymous: Group for drug addicts meets daily. Call for locations and times. (376-8008)

Ovarian Cancer Patients Support Group: For women with ovarian cancer, 6:30-7:30 p.m. second Tuesdays, Gainesville Hematology-Oncology Associates, 1147 NW 64th Terrace. (332-3900)

Overcomers Outreach: Participants let go of past hurts and learn to depend on God, 6 p.m. Mondays, Trinity United Methodist Church, 4000 NW 53rd Ave. (376-6615)

OA Meetings: Weekly meetings for those struggling with food addictions. (491-5069)

Parkinson's Support Group: 12:30-2 p.m. third Thursdays, Highlands Presbyterian Church, 1001 NE 16th Ave. (372-5751)

Stroke Support Group: For stroke survivors and caregivers, 4-5 p.m. Thursdays, V.A. Medical Center, nursing home, first floor. (392-2034, ext. 251)

Survivors of Suicide: For those who have lost a loved one to suicide, 6:30-9:30 p.m. second Wednesdays, Alachua County Crisis Center, 218 SE 24th St. (264-6789)

S-ANON: 12-step program for spouses, relatives and friends of sex addicts. Confidentiality provided. (gvillesanon@yahoo.com)

Taking Off Pounds (TOPS): For those wanting to lose weight, 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Clayton Estates, 100 Castle Dr. (332-4666)

Taking Off Pounds (TOPS 311): 6 p.m. weigh-in; 7 p.m. meeting Tuesdays, The Atrium, 2431 NW 41st St. (377-5005 or 373-1517)

CLUBS

AARP Chapter 363: 10 a.m. first Mondays, Westside Recreation Center, 1001 NW 34th St. (334-2186)

Alachua County Computer User Group: Learn how to service computers, 6:30-8:30 p.m. monthly on Thursdays, Milhopper Branch Library, 3145 NW 43rd St. For dates, contact Irvin Stone. (262-0040)

Alachua Lion's Club: 6:45 p.m. Thursdays at clubhouse, 15115 NW 142nd Terrace, Alachua. Dinner, 7 p.m. (386-462-1324)

Bassmasters of Gator Country: 6:30 p.m. first Mondays, Shoney's, 3857 SW Archer Road. (bassmastersofgatorcountry.com)

Civil Air Patrol: Gainesville Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol meets Thursdays, 6:30-9 p.m., Southwest United Methodist Church, 2400 SW Williston Road. (871-6385 or gainesvillecap.org)

Community Coalition for Older Adults: 2:30 p.m. second Thursdays, Eastside Community Practice, Room 401. (372-0294)

Downtown Gainesville Toastmasters: Improve public speaking, noon-1 p.m. Tuesdays, SunTrust Bank, 411 N. Main St. Second floor. (334-5356)

Florida Goal-Liners Club: Woman's Gator football booster club meets 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Perkins Restaurant on Newberry Road. (331-0388)

Gainesville Amateur Radio Society: Learn about amateur radio classes and licensing exams, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays, AvMed Building, Health Care Park, 4300 NW 89th Blvd. (376-4623)

Gainesville American Legion Post 16: Bingo night, 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; Breakfast at the Legion, 9 a.m. first Saturdays. Cost: $5; Friday night dinners, 5-7 p.m. weekly. Cost: $5; American Legion and Ladies Auxiliary Joint Meeting, second Wednesdays, 4701 NW 6th St. (372-8802)

Gainesville Junior Woman's Club: Women ages 18-40 devoted to community improvement, 6:30 p.m. first Thursdays, Gainesville Woman's Club, 2809 W. University Ave. (332-1350)

Gainesville New Friends Social Club: For couples and singles. Call for more information. (333-3036)

Gainesville Newcomers Club: Women who have lived in Gainesville for three years or less meet for luncheon with guest speakers, 11:30 a.m. first Wednesdays at Clarion Inn, 7417 Newberry Road. Cost: $11 for lunch. Reservations required. (331-9492)

Gainesville Photography Club: Dedicated to helping members improve their photographic and Photoshop skills, 7 p.m. third Mondays, Civitan Blood Center, 1221 NW 13th St. (331-0391)

Gainesville Toastmasters Club: 12:10-1 p.m. Thursdays, Bank of America, 1961 N. Main St.; 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursdays, CH2MHill Conference Room, 3001 SW Williston Road. (www.toastmasters.org)

GHS Has Beens - Men: Ex-students and friends of GHS meet the first Tuesdays, 8 a.m., Brown's Country Kitchen Buffet, U.S. 441 South, Alachua. (378-3246)

GHS Has Beens - Women: Ex-students and friends of GHS meet first Tuesdays, 10 a.m., The Atrium, 2431 NW 41st St. (376-9052)

Korean War Veterans Association: 7 p.m. first Wednesdays, American Legion Post 16, 47001 NW 6th St. (375-8355)

Life Line Singles Meet and Greet Social: 7-9 p.m. first Fridays, Trinity United Methodist Church, 4400 NW 53rd Ave. (376-6615)

North Central Florida Society for Human Resources Management: Meet second Thursdays to network, share a meal and listen to guest speakers. (ncfshrm@yahoo.com)

Talking Gators Toastmasters Club: Improve public speaking, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Entomology Building, 970 Natural Area Drive, UF campus. (392-1901, ext. 103)

The Gator Exchange Club: Noon Wednesdays, Paramount Resort and Conference Center, SW 13th Street. (373-7177)

UF Students for Barack Obama: Weekly meetings, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, UF, Anderson Hall 101.

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