Around the region for Oct. 20, 2012


Published: Friday, October 19, 2012 at 10:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, October 19, 2012 at 6:34 p.m.

SATURDAY

INNOVATION HUB ANNIVERSARY TOUR: Special tour through the building to showcase early-stage companies’ growth over the past year, 10-11 a.m., Florida Innovation Hub at UF, Southwest Second Avenue. Free. (294-0885)

“SWEENEY TODD”: Gainesville High Hurricane Players presents the Stephen Sondheim musical, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Gainesville High School Auditorium, 1900 NW 13th St. (949-3926)

RHAPSODY FOR DORIS: Special benefit performance, area musician Bill Hutchinson will play a variety of instruments to the cosmic views of deep space in a series of performances, Hutchinson will play bells, bowls, chimes, gongs, keyboards and percussion to enhance the magic of Hubble’s best photography, 8 p.m., Doris Bardon Community Cultural Center, 716 N. Main St. Cost: $20. (505-5062)

7TH ANNUAL RIDE TO PROVIDE: Sixty-four-mile ride through Levy County with law enforcement escort, proceeds benefit the Levy Association for Retarded Citizens, registration begins at 7:30 a.m., ride starts at 10 a.m., Bronson High School, 450 E. Grant St., Bronson. (316-3260)

IFAS/CALS TAILGATOR: Celebrate 150 years of the land-grant university, learn more about IFAS/CALS departments, majors and student organizations, and recognize alumni award and scholarship recipients, noon, O’Connell Center. Cost: $12 for meal tickets. (392-1963)

ZUMBA: Taught by Carla Russ, costumes welcome, free prizes, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Chiefland Farmers Flea Market, 316 NW 11th Ave., Chiefland. Cost: $5.

GHOST WALK: Meet “ghosts” from rural Florida on this hike to the Living History Farm, family-friendly event, please bring a flashlight and bug repellant, 7-8:30 p.m., Morningside Nature Center, 3540 E. University Ave. Admission is one non-perishable food item to be donated to an agency that helps those in need. (Please pre-register: 334-3326)

LEGAL WORKSHOP: Learn about the new deferred action program and consult an attorney or legal representative at this community workshop, noon-4 p.m., Alachua Hispanic Church, 14608 NW 140th St., Alachua. Free. (378-9787)

STAR GAZING AT DUDLEY FARMS : Event features viewing through Alachua County Astronomy Club telescopes along with a campfire and light refreshments, parking at 7 p.m., viewing at 7:30 p.m., Dudley Farm Historic State Park, 18730 W. Newberry Road. Admission: $5 per vehicle. (472-1142, www.friendsofdudleyfarm.org)

MUNCHKIN: Card game of dungeon crawling, monsters, and treasure, 3-6 p.m., Civic Media Center, 433 S. Main St. Free, donations appreciated. (373-0010)

ANNUAL PET COSTUME CONTEST: Costume contest for pets, including raffles, food and drinks, all proceeds go to support Paws on Parole, a local non-profit partnership, 1-3 p.m., Newberry Animal Hospital, 280 SW 250th Street. Entry fee is one bag of dog or cat food. (472-7035)

JAZZ UP DUNNELLON: Outdoor jazz festival features 15 bands on multiple stages, including Gainesville’s GruvTherapy, which performs at 7 p.m. at Ernie Mills Park, 11899 Bostick Street, event runs 5-9 p.m., historic district and Pennsylvania Avenue, Dunnellon. Cost: Free admission, food and beverages available from vendors. (www.jazzupdunnellon.com)

SUNDAY

SUNNY’S HOWL-A-PALOOZA: Halloween carnival on behalf of the March of Dimes, featuring carnival games, bounce houses, rock climbing, haunted houses, hay and train rides, prizes and food. Child-friendly costumes are welcome, 3-6 p.m., Sun Country Sports Center, 333 SW 140th Terrace, Jonesville. Advance admission is $7.50 children under 2, $18 children 2 and older; at the door cost is $10 children under 2, $20 children 2 and older, adults admitted free, optional food tickets are $5 each. (331-8773)

HOPE’S ANNUAL HORSIN’ AROUND FALL FESTIVAL: Benefit featuring Pony rides, bounce house, carnival games, face painting, hay ride, and more, 2-5 p.m., HOPE HOrses helping PEople, Inc., 9722 SW 153rd Ave. Cost: Free admission to the farm and then you can purchase tickets for activities. (495-0533)

BOTH DAYS

MICANOPY FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL: More than 225 vendors, entertainment on two stages, annual auction and more, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, downtown Micanopy. Free. (466-3327)

CEDAR KEY SEAFOOD FESTIVAL: Two days of food, arts and crafts, Seafood Festival parade, live music and more, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Second Street and State Road 24, Cedar Key. Free.

MAGNOLIAFEST: Four-day music festival features Bonnie Raitt (today) and many others, noon-1:30 a.m. today, noon-8:30 p.m. Sunday, Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, 3076 95th Drive, Live Oak. Tickets: Four-day ticket with primitive camping $165 advance, $180 at the gate; single-day tickets are $50 each for Thursday and Sunday, $70 each for Friday and Saturday. (Magnoliafest.com)

12TH ANNUAL SENIOR GAMES: Presented by Shands Healthcare and hosted by the Gainesville Sports Commission, hundreds of athletes age 50 and over compete in 13 sports events around Alachua County and the City of Gainesville, 8:30 a.m. today, 8 p.m. Sunday, The Atrium, 2431 NW 41st St. Free to watch, prices vary to participate. (338-9300)

ALLIGATOR WARRIOR FESTIVAL: Native American gathering with dancers, musicians, artisans and traders and a living history event that includes a reenactment of the Sept. 11, 1836, Seminole War Battle of San Felasco Hammock, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., O’Leno State Park, Southeast Oleno Park Road, High Springs. Free with $5 per vehicle park admission. (386-454-1853)

SIXTH ANNUAL FALL MARKET FESTIVAL AND BBQ COOK OFF: Featuring arts and crafts, kids games, food, entertainment and barbecue cook-off, 10 a.m., South Seaboard Drive and West Newberry Road, Newberry.

EIGHTH ANNUAL TEEN ART SHOW: Area teens show off their artistic talents, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. today and 1-3 p.m. Sunday, winners will be announced at 1:30 p.m. today, Alachua County Library Headquarters Downtown, 401 E. University Ave. Free. (334-3900)

ONGOING

ALACHUA COUNTY FAIR: Entertainment, rides, food, and attractions, starts Friday with gates open at 5 p.m. Fridays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sunday, 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, through Oct. 27, Alachua County Fairgrounds, 2900 NE 39th Ave. Cost: $10. (374-5204)

“PAPA’S BLUES”: Play by Javon Johnson about the descendants of an African-American protester killed defending civil rights in the 1960s and their struggle to reconcile their own protests with the demands of domestic life, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 28, Acrosstown Repertory Theater, 619 S. Main St. Cost: $10-$12. (234-6278)

“DEATH IN THEM THAR HILLS”: Murder mystery comedy, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 4 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 28, The Brew Spot Cafe Dinner Theater, 1000 NE 16th Ave., Bldg H. (672-2122)

“DRACULA”: New comedy thriller by Leroy Clark adapted from Bram Stoker’s classic tale, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 28, High Springs Community Theater, 130 NE First Ave. Tickets: $11, $8 youth, $9 seniors on Sundays. (386-454-3525)

“CARRIE”: A comedy by Erik Jackson based on the novel by Stephen King, 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 4, Hippodrome Theatre, 25 SE Second Place. Tickets: $30-$35, $25 senior citizens, $15 students. (375-4477, www.thehipp.org)

COON HOLLO CORN MAZE: Featuring five-acre corn maze, hayrides to feed the cows, rides on the farm train, putt putt golf, hay fort, obstacle course and more, Nana’s Country Store sells homemade baked goods, breads, jams and jellies, 4-9 p.m. Fridays, noon-9 p.m. Saturdays, 2-7 p.m. Sundays, Coon Hollo, U.S. 441, Micanopy. Cost: $7-$9. (591-0441)

“THE CHAMPIONSHIP SEASONS: THROUGH THE LENS”: Curated by Gainesville Sun Photography Editor Rob Witzel, this exhibition features more than 50 of the paper’s finest photographs documenting the University of Florida’s three National Championship football seasons. Sponsored by the Gainesville Sun, Fracture and VisitGainesville; Exhibit runs 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 1-4 p.m. Saturdays through Jan. 5, Thomas Center for the Arts, 302 NE Sixth Ave. Free. (334-5064)

“PEANUTS...NATURALLY: CHARLIE BROWN AND FRIENDS EXPLORE NATURE”: Touring exhibit takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through “Peanuts” comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday, Florida Museum of Natural History, 3215 Hull Road. Admission: $4 adults, $3.50 Florida residents, seniors and college students, $3 for ages 3-17. (846-2000)

“OUR ENERGY FUTURE”: Hands-on activities that explore energy consumption and conservation, renewable energy technologies and how individual behavior makes a significant difference, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sundays, Florida Museum of Natural History, 3215 Hull Road. Free. (846-2000)

MILLHOPPER RANGER WALKS: Guided walks with a park ranger available 10 a.m. Saturdays, Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park, 12720 NW 109th Lane. (386-462-7905)

ALACHUA COUNTY FARMERS MARKET: 8:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays, 5920 NW 13th St., at the corner of 441 and State Road 121. (352-371-8236)

HAILE VILLAGE FARMERS MARKET: 8:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Haile Village Center, Southwest 91st Terrace. (359-1087)

KEYSTONE HEIGHTS FARMERS MARKET: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, Nature Park, State Road 21 (Lawrence Boulevard), across from City Hall, Keystone Heights.

LAKE DESOTO FARMERS MARKET: Local foods and crafts, every Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Wilson Park, 778 NE Lake DeSoto Circle, Lake City. (386-719-5766)

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