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Week of March 7

Published: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 2:05 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 2:05 p.m.

Health careers

Santa Fe College will present a panel discussion of male African-American health care professionals who will discuss the shortage of black males in health care programs.

It will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. March 14 at Abiding Faith Christian Church at 6529 NW 39th Ave. It is free and open to the community, especially black males of all ages.

The panel of professionals and current students will tell their stories. Additionally, Pastor John Cowart, formerly of Santa Fe, will talk about the traits of a successful college student.

The programs represented will consist of cardiovascular technology, dental (hygiene and assisting), nursing (RN, LPN and assistive), nuclear medicine technology, radiography and respiratory care.

For more information, call 352-395-5000.

FAMU tour

Get ready for the annual FAMU President's Tour to recruit students and offer scholarships.

It will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday at Springhill Baptist Church at 120 SE Williston Road.

Students are encouraged to bring a copy of their high school transcripts.

For more information, call 850-599-3183.

Essay contest

Mike Powell & Associates — Athletic, Academic & Scholarship Consulting LLC will give away a free college bus tour during spring break to an Alachua County high school senior who wins an essay contest.

The deadline to submit the essay is Friday and the subject is "Why Do I Think A College Education Will Make My Life Better." The essay must be 500 words or less. Essays must be emailed to mrtpowell1@gmail.com or mailed to Mike Powell & Associates, P.O. Box 5742, Gainesville, FL 32627.

The winner will get a free trip on the 2013 Spring Break College Tour series that will take place March 22-29.

For more information, visit www.mikepowellconsulting.com, click on the "Contact Us" link and leave a request.

Home show

The community is invited to the 14th annual North Central Florida Home & Garden Show.

It will be held from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at the O'Connell Center on the University of Florida campus. Tickets are $4 general admission and free for children ages 16 and under at the door.

Featured will be one-stop shopping for information on the home and gardens, including seminars, displays, demonstrations and giveaways.

For more information, visit www/ncfhomeandgardenshow.com.

Homebuying workshop

Spirit of Faith Christian Center will host a free homebuying workshop.

It will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at the church at 1414 NE 23rd Ave. The community is invited.

The workshop will feature representatives from Alarion Bank, Bosshardt Realty Services, Chris Doering Mortgage Co. and Keller Williams Realty and others who will discuss the following topics: Easy steps in the homebuying process; traditional lenders vs. mortgage brokers, purchasing programs available and what to look for during the home inspection process.

To register, call 352-505-0192 ext. 2003 or email jhurst@sofccg.org.

Jewelry making

You can make beaded jewelry for free at Beading for Adults with Avalon and Beading Just for Youth.

Classes will be held from 3:30-5 p.m. on alternating Tuesdays at Library Partnership at 1130 NE 16th Ave.

For more information, call 352-334-0160.

The Actors' Warehouse

The Actors' Warehouse will present "Diary of Anne Frank," a stage adaptation that charts two years of her life from 1942-1944.

Show times will be 8 p.m. March 15-16, March 21-23 and March 28-30 and 3 p.m. March 17 and March 24 at the theater at 608 N. Main Street. Tickets are $15, with two for one tickets on Thursday nights only.

For more information, call 352-222-3699.

AIDS prayer

More than 60 area churches will participate in the National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS.

The week will continue through Saturday and educational material and testing will be available.

The week also highlights the HIV awareness campaign that mobilizes faith communities and highlights the contributions and the impact congregations make in prevention, testing, direct service, advocacy and community engagement.

For more information, call 352-334-7972.

Tutoring program

The Youth Leadership Transformation free after-school program is planning an event.

It will be held at 5:30 p.m. March 14 at Landmark Holy Temple of God at 1220 NE 23rd Ave. It is free and open to the community.

The speaker will be Margaret Harris, who will discuss Exceptional Student Education, or ESE, laws and how to speak to school staff when an ESE student is having problems.

For more information, call 352-375-8822.

Computer classes

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., learn basic information.

On March 16 at Mount Carmel, from 10-11:30 a.m., learn basic skills, and from 1-3 p.m., learn to create and copy files.

To register, call 352-381-3840 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday or fax a request to 352-381-7011.

Relay for Life

The Relay for Life of East Gainesville will host a team party and information meeting.

It will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at the GRU administration building at 301 SE 4th Ave.

For more information. call 352-240-5055.

Guardian deadline

Want to submit announcements to the Gainesville Guardian?

The deadline is noon Fridays for publication the following Thursday. Make sure all pertinent information is included.

Send via email to news@gainesvilleguardian.com.

For more information, call 352-337-0360.

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