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Week of March 28


Published: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 2:23 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 2:23 p.m.

Senior Night

High school students and their parents are invited to the Santa Fe College Senior Night.

It will be held from 6-8 p.m. April 2 in the Fine Arts Hall at the SF College northwest campus at 3000 NW 83rd St.

Featured will be information on programs, financial aid, advisement and other resources.

For more information, call 352-395-5611 or visit www.sfcollege.edu/admissions/seniornight.

A Nu Twist

A Nu Twist Multicultural Hair Salon will present the “Go Natural! Natural Hair Meet-Up.”

It will be held from 3-6 p.m. Sunday at The Brew Spot at 1000 NE 16th Ave., Building H.

Salon owner and master stylist Antoinette Black and her staff will answer hair care questions, host live demonstrations, discuss hair products, and offer insight into the world of natural hair.

Veterans event

Area veterans are invited to the inaugural “Alachua County Transition Veterans Information and Referral Day.”

It will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday at Kanapaha Veterans Memorial Park at 7400 SW 41st Place in Gainesville. Featured will be information and referrals for veterans transitioning to civilian life and securing employment.

Participating will be community organizations and agencies and educational institutions. Employment opportunities will be provided by Walmart, the city of Gainesville and the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office.

For more information, call 352-264-6745 or 352-264-6744.

Acrosstown play

The Acrosstown Repertory Theatre will present “Tambourines to Glory,” a musical written by Langston Hughes, the late Harlem Renaissance poet and writer.

It will be presented through Sunday at the theater at 619 N. Main St. Show times will be 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $12 general admission and $10 for students, educators, veterans and seniors in advance and at the door.

The play centers around two unemployed women who establish a storefront church in Harlem.

For more information, call 352-505-0868.

Florida Museum

The Florida Museum of Natural History is looking for boys and girls ages 12-17 for the summer junior volunteer program.

The application deadline is April 5. Download the application at www.flmnh.ufl.edu/volunteers/JV_application.pdf and mail to Amy Hester, Volunteer Coordinator, P.O. Box 112710, Gainesville, FL 32611-2710.

For more information, call 352-273-2055 or email volunteers@flmnh.ufl.edu.

Softball team

The Orange Lake Ballers softball team is making a comeback.

The team will meet at 6 p.m. April 8 at T.B. McPherson Park for a meeting and the first practice. Team members will include females 18 years of age and older.

Sponsors also are needed.

For more information, call 352-444-0644 or La’Portia Johnson at 352-281-7287.

No Limit

The No Limit Outreach Foundation Inc. will host an open house to introduce its services to the community.

The meeting will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Santa Fe College Center for Innovation and Economic Development at 530 W. University Ave. The foundation offers a variety of services relating to athletics, education, life skills and recreation.

For more information, visit www.nolimitoutreachfoundation.org.

Community Day

Springhill Baptist Church will host a Community Connection Day.

It will be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. April 6 at the Woodland Park Boys & Girls Club at 1900 SE 4th St. It is free and open to the community.

Featured will be entertainment, games, prizes, a clothing giveaway and food. There also will be information provided on a local GED program.

For more information, call 863-651-6853 or email communications@springhillmbc.org.

Relay for Life

Do your part in the fight against cancer by forming a team to participate in the 2013 American Cancer Society Relay for Life of East Gainesville.

The relay will take place from 6 p.m. May 3-noon May 4 at the Howard Bishop Middle School track at 1901 NE 9th St. The registration fee is $100.

All you need to do is get 10 friends, family members or co-workers together to form a team.

For more information, call 352-240-5055 or email connie.criswell@cancer.org.

Zeta Phi Beta

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. is recruiting ladies who believe in the ideals of scholarship, service, finer womanhood and sisterly love for the Zeta Amicae organization.

The group is for females 18 years of age and older who are looking for an opportunity to get involved in the community.

For more information, call 352-377-6894 or email book4mark@yahoo.com.

Cleanup

Do your part to make Alachua County beautiful by donating a few hours of your time during the 18th annual Great American Cleanup.

It will be held at 8 a.m. April 6 at Westside Park at 1001 NW 34th St. Volunteers are needed and supplies will be provided.

To organize a cleanup in your neighborhood and for more information, call 352-317-9444.

Early Head Start

Childhood Development Services Inc. is accepting applications for its Early Head Start program in Alachua County for the 2013-2014 school year.

Early Head Start is a no-cost federal funded school-readiness program for children birth to 3 years old and for pregnant women. To be eligible for the next school year, children must be 2 years old or younger and born after Sept. 1, 2010.

Services — which are for unemployed and employed families, foster parents and families receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and Social Security — will be provided to all children, including those with mild to severe disabilities.

For more information, call 352-672-6979 or 352-377-3470.

Free spay/neuter

No More Homeless Pets has received grant funding to spay and neuter 200 cats and 200 dogs belonging to eligible Alachua County residents.

The regular cost of surgery is $50 for cats and $80 for dogs. The clinic is located at 4205 NW 6th St., Suite A-2 in Gainesville

To make an appointment, call 352-376-6647, ext. 2. For more information, visit www.nmhp.net.

Guardian ad Litem

Advocate in court for abused and neglected children as a Guardian ad Litem volunteer.

Legal and staff will be provided. The evening class will be held on April 22 and the next daytime class will take place on June 17. Space is limited, so do not wait to apply.

For more information, call 352-548-3823 or go to www.gal.alachua.fl.us.

Ms. Wheelchair Florida

The 2013 Ms. Wheelchair Florida pageant is looking for contestants from all parts of the state.

The pageant will be held April 5-6 in St. Petersburg and will offer workshops and seminars aimed at teaching, motivating and uplifting those with disabilities.

The keynote speaker will be Perneita Farrar, a wheelchair-bound motivational speaker and disabilities activist.

Below is the criteria for contestants:

— Must be a woman 21-60 years of age.

— Must use a wheelchair for 100 percent of daily mobility.

— Must be a U.S. citizen.

— Must be a resident of Florida for at least six months.

— Must be available to fulfill all requirements of a state titleholder and make public appearances.

— Must possess good communication skills.

For more information, visit www.mswheelchairfl.org or email statecoordinator@mswheelchairfl.org.

NAACP meeting

The Alachua County Branch NAACP will hold its monthly meeting.

It will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at New Macedonia Baptist Church at 1204 NW 10th St. As a part of the group’s community outreach, the monthly meetings will be held at churches throughout the county.

For more information, call 352-870-7013.

UF Mobile Clinic

If you’re sick, but don’t have insurance or money to see a doctor, don’t despair, just visit the University of Florida College of Medicine Mobile Clinic.

Physicians and nurses will provide free health services, including general check-ups, screenings for HIV/AIDS and STDs, family planning, resource and referrals, and other health services on a first-come, first-served basis.

In east Gainesville, the Mobile Clinic stops at the following sites:

bullet and bold for ech Bartley Temple United Methodist Church, 1936 NE 8th Ave.: 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays.

Village Green Apartments, 3101 NE 15th St.: 9 a.m.-noon Thursdays.

Alachua County Library Headquarters, 401 E. University Ave: 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays.

For more information, call 352-262-0162.

Ghanaian dance

Learn traditional dances and drumming from Ghana, Africa.

Classes will be offered from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Wilhelmina Johnson Resource Center at 321 NW 10th St. Children and adults are welcomed.

For more information, call 352-871-2310.

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 Mount Carmel, from 10-11:30 a.m., learn basic skills, and from 1-3 p.m., learn Publisher.

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

Correction

Information regarding Senior Night at Santa Fe College is available at www.sfcollege.edu/admissions/seniornight/.

It was reported otherwise in the March 21 edition of the Guardian.

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