Week of Jan. 24
Published: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 2:06 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 2:06 p.m.
Millhopper Family Dentistry will host its annual Care to Share event.
It will be held beginning at 8 a.m. Feb. 16 at Millhopper Family Dentistry at 3510 NW 43rd St. A team of dentists, hygienists and volunteers will help 100 people in need of such dental work as fillings, extractions and cleanings.
For more information, call 352-377-1705 or visit millhopperfamilydentistry.com.
The Actors’ Warehouse will present “The Amen Corner,” a classic play by James Baldwin that explores the role of the church in the African-American family, centers around a wife who is a preacher having to deal with her long-wandering jazz-playing husband who comes home to die.
Show times are 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and Jan. 31 and Feb. 1-2 and 3 p.m. Sunday and Feb. 3 at The Actors’ Warehouse at 608 N. Main St.
Tickets, which are $15 general admission and 2 for 1 on Thursdays, are available at the door and online at www.actorswarehouse.org. Click on “Now Showing” and then on “Tickets.”
For more information, call 352-301-5823 or 352-870-0064.
The University of Florida will offer free baseline concussion tests for children ages 9 to 18 through the Concussion Surveillance and Management Research Program, a community research project conducted in partnership with Florida State University researchers.
It will be held from noon-4 p.m. Saturday and also Feb. 2 at HealthStreet at 2401 SW Archer Road.
For more information, call 352-294-4880.
Experience a world of medieval magic, where jousting knights, dancing gypsies and historic heroes will mingle with visitors at the 27th annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire.
It will be held from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and Feb. 2-3 and 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 1 for a special School Day at the Alachua County Fairgrounds at 2900 NE 39th Ave. Admission is $14 for adults, $7 for children ages 5-17 and free for children under 5.
About 160 talented artisans, who travel from across the country, will display and sell their wares. There also will be entertainment.
At the food court, visitors will enjoy a feast fit for a king. Tasty bloomin’ onions, fresh-baked pastries, sweet potato fries, giant turkey legs, homemade ice cream and succulent ribs are just some of the foods available for famished lords and ladies.
For more information, call 352-334-ARTS.
Health Workshops R Us will present the National Women’s Health Conference.
It will be held from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at 1475 Tampa Park Plaza in downtown Tampa. It is free, and open to the public, and transportation will be provided to and from Gainesville. The theme is “Be a Better You.”
Featured will be speakers and presentations on heart disease, annual physicals, cancer awareness, arthritis, surgery recovery and pain management, hypertension in women, stress management and even finances.
For more information, call 352-256-5823, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.stephaniepollard.org.
Alachua County Waste Management is now accepting new items that can be added to Alachua County/city of Gainesville curbside recycling bins.
The new items are gable top cartons, aseptic cartons and paperback books.
Gable top cartons are paper cartons used for such products as milk, juice and soy milk. Aseptic cartons are paper cartons that contain such items as juice and broth. Place these items in the blue bin.
In addition to recycling junk mail, magazines, office paper, catalogs, newspapers, phone books and clean cardboard, paper recyclables now will include paperback books, coupon books and school workbooks that are not bound by a hardcover or plastic binder. Place these items in the orange bin.
For more information, call 352-338-3233.
The Alachua County Library District in partnership with the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association will team up for the “Law in the Library Series.”
It will kick off at 6 p.m. Monday at the Alachua County Library Headquarters at 401 E. University Ave. It is free and open to the public.
The topic will be “The Patient Protection an Affordable Care Act: Just the Facts, No Politics,” with University of Florida Law professor Patricia Dilley.
For more information, call 352-334-3909 or 352-273-0860.
You can be a firefighter for a day by participating in the 2nd annual Citizens Fire Academy.
It will be held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 9 at Gainesville Fire Rescue at 1025 NE 13th St. Space is limited to 20 residents and the application deadline is Feb. 7.
To participate, be at least 18 years of age, be willing to get dirty and complete an application, available by calling 352-393-8461 or at www.gfr.org.
The Gainesville Alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. will observe 100 years of service and the community is invited to participate in the activities.
The Centennial Gala will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Best Western Gateway Grand at 4200 NW 97th Blvd. Tickets are $100 and sponsorships are available. For more information, call 352-281-9283.
The Listen to Your Heart 5K “Red Tutu” Run/Walk will be held at 8 a.m. Feb. 2 at Northeast Park on NE 16th Avenue and 2nd Street. The run/walk is for adults and children 10 years old and older. The registration fee is $25 online through Jan. 31 at www.listen2yourheart5k.com and $30 the day of the event. Those interested also can purchase a red tutu for $10. The first 300 participants will receive a T-shirt. For more information, call 386-365-4316.
There also is a drive to purchase malaria insecticide-treated bed nets for children in Haiti. The cost is $5 each and donations will be accepted until Jan. 31. Mail checks or money orders to Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., P.O. Box 12245, Gainesville, FL 32604. In the memo section, write: Bed nets for Haiti. For more information, call 352-514-6118.
Are you interested in learning and singing women’s a cappella barbershop harmony music?
The Gainesville Harmony Show Chorus of Sweet Adelines International is holding a membership drive. Rehearsals will take place from 7-9:30 p.m. Thursdays at Covenant Church at 3115 NW 16th Blvd.
For more information, call 352-318-1281.
VITA and AARP Tax-Aide Assistance will be offering free income tax help to residents.
VITA, or Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, an IRS-sponsored program that works with the United Way of North Central Florida and community partners, and the AARP Tax-Aide Assistance Program, sponsored by the AARP Foundation in partnership with the IRS, will provide free tax preparation and electronic filing through April 15, when the tax season ends.
VITA serves families or individuals whose income for 2012 is $51,000 or less, while AARP Tax-Aide has no income requirements.
VITA tax preparation sites are now open and you can schedule an appointment by calling 2-1-1. AARP Tax-Aide will open its sites on Feb. 4 and you can make an appointment now via email at email@example.com.
Mentors are needed for Project Manhood, a program designed to help middle school students transition from boyhood to manhood and into a brighter future.
Mentors will meet with their students at least one Saturday each month. The program is sponsored by the Beta Pi chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.
Charlie Jackson, president of Beta Pi and director of Project Manhood, said mentors will receive training and must undergo a background check.
For more information, call Jackson at 352-494-5005.
The Gainesville Job Corps Center hosts orientation each week for all interested students.
It is held from 9 a.m.-noon Thursdays at the center at 5301 NE 40th Terrace.
Potential students between the ages of 16-24 are encouraged to attend.
For more information, call 352-264-0300 or visit www.jobcorps.gov.
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 Feb. 2 at Mount Carmel, from 10-11:30 a.m., bring your electronic gadgets for a discussion and illustration, and from 1-3 p.m., learn Excel tips and how to create spreadsheets.
To register, call 352-381-3840 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday or fax a request to 352-381-7011.
Learn how to sell on eBay and ship with the United States Postal Service.
A free seminar will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the General Mail Facility at 4600 SW 34th St.
For more information, call 352-334-7697 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Youth Leadership Transformation free after-school program for students in Pre-K through 12th grade is accepting applications.
The tutoring program offers a strong academic curriculum that will focus on FCAT preparation and character education with parental involvement in the mix.
Tutoring will be offered from 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays at Landmark Holy Temple of God at 1220 NE 23rd Ave.
For more information, call 352-375-8822.
For more information about the VITA, or the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, call 352-363-4829.
It was reported otherwise in the Jan. 7 edition of the Guardian.
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