Week of Dec. 6
Published: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 2:16 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 2:16 p.m.
The Rosa Parks Quiet Courage Committee will host its 7th annual awards ceremony honoring local residents and a student who are keeping the legacy of Parks alive.
The free event will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Bartley Temple United Methodist Church at 1936 NE Eighth Ave.
Those being honored with the Quiet Courage Award are Sherry DuPree, Andrew R. Mickle Sr., Attorney Allison Thompson and the Rev. Dr. T.A. Wright. The Legacy Bearer Award will be presented to Terry J. Robinson.
For more information, call 352-377-5022, 352-665-4066 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. will host its Gainesville Alumni Golf Tournament.
It will begin with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 15 at Ironwood Golf Course at 2100 NE 39th Ave. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m., and will include a continental breakfast.
The entry fee is $65, and pre-registration is advised because the event is limited to 80 players. The entry fee includes cart, green fee, lunch and prizes, which will be awarded to the first three places. For more information, call Ironwood at 352-334-3120.
Florida's Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program needs volunteers to join its corps of dedicated advocates who protect the rights of elders residing in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family care homes.
Special training and certification will be provided.
The local council will meet at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at Haven Hospice at 4200 NW 90th Blvd. to discuss current activities. A short video introducing the program will play 15 minutes before the meeting.
For more information, call 888-831-0404 or visit http://ombudsman.myflorida.com.
Taylor Boswell, a junior dual-enrolled student at Santa Fe College and Buchholz High School, is collecting white undershirt T-shirts in all sizes to be given to residents in local nursing homes.
To donate and for more information, call 352-318-3931.
Gainesville Regional Utilities is accepting applications to assist eligible homeowners with home improvements designed to lower their electric bills and reduce energy use.
But hurry, because the program is limited to 150 homeowners.
The GRU LEEP, or Low income Energy Efficiency Program, applications are available from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday in the GRU customer service lobby at 301 SE Fourth Ave. For more information, call 352-393-1460 or visit www.gru.com/YourHome/Conservation/Energy.
"Black Nativity," a play by poet Langston Hughes, will continue with gospel songs, pantomime, testimony and folk spirituals.
It will be presented at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at The Actors' Warehouse at 608 N. Main St.
Tickets, which are $15, will be available at the box office one hour before show time, online at www.theactorswarehouse.org and by calling 352-222-3699 or 352-870-0064.
First Friday and the Downtown Gainesville Santa Crawl will be teaming up for a night of festive fun.
The events will be held beginning at 6 p.m. Friday in downtown Gainesville.
Santa Crawl participants will enjoy a special five-venue pub crawl during First Friday, a monthly themed event showcasing the community and culture unique to Gainesville.
First Friday will feature holiday-themed specials at more than 30 bars and restaurants, raffles, live music, art and local craft vendors. Participants are asked to dress in a holiday-themed costume and donate kid-friendly food items and an unopened unwrapped toy.
For more information, visit http://downtowngainesvillesantacrawl.com or http://firstfridaygainesville.com.
The Team Florida Juggernauts will be holding basketball tryouts for seventh- and ninth-grade boys interested in participating in traveling basketball.
Tryouts will take place from 3-5:30 p.m. Sunday at Girls Place at 2101 NW 39th Ave.
Team Florida is a not-for-profit competitive basketball organization. The season will run from January to July and teams will compete throughout the state of Florida.
For more information, call 352-214-7887.
Gainesville residents needing major home repairs may be eligible for free help through the Gainesville Housing Rehabilitation Program.
Applications are now being accepted from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday at the Housing Division office in the Thomas Center at 302 NE 6th Ave., Room 253.
For more information, call 352-334-5026 ext. 5624.
The Santa Fe College Community Outreach and East Gainesville Instruction will offer free computer classes.
Classes are held at Library Partnership at 1130 NE 16th Ave. and Mount Carmel Baptist Church at 2505 NE 8th Ave. Space is limited to 10 each class.
On Saturday at Library Partnership, from 10-11:30 a.m., get basic training.
To register, call 352-381-3840 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday or fax a request to 352-381-7011.
The Nu Eta Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. will present its annual Founders Day Banquet.
It will be held at 7:06 p.m. Saturday at Springhill Baptist Church at 120 SE Williston Road. Tickets are $35.
The speaker will be Ken Lawson, secretary of the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Proceeds will benefit scholarships for high school students in the North Florida area.
For more information, call 352-258-1940.
The Opinion page piece last Thursday by the Rev. Milford L. Griner included the wrong time for the annual Rosa Parks Quiet Courage Committee awards ceremony.
It will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Bartley Temple United Methodist Church at 1936 NE 8th Ave.
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