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Week of May 23


Published: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 2:23 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 2:23 p.m.

NAACP

The Alachua County branch NAACP will hold its monthly meeting.

It will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at Prayers By Faith Family Ministries at 429 NW 4th St. As a part of the branch's outreach efforts, meetings are being held at different churches in the community.

For more information, call 352-870-7013.

NAACP youth

The Alachua County branch NAACP Youth Council will hold a meeting.

It will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Dayspring Baptist Church at 1945 NE 8th Ave. Youth between the ages of 13-21 are invited to attend.

For more information, call 407-276-2589.

ESSA

Help raise funds to provide college scholarships to deserving students living in public housing at the 3rd annual East Side Student Assistance Inc. scholarship event.

It will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the Gainesville Woman's Club at 2809 W. University Ave. Tickets are $20 in advance and at the door. Featured will be performances and a fashion show by youth.

To purchase tickets and for more information, call 352-219-6151 or 352-466-0883.

Warehouse play

Hopes and dreams and family conflict will be explored in "A Raisin in the Sun," a play by The Actors' Warehouse.

Directed by L'Tanya Van Hamersveld of Gainesville, it will be presented at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and May 30-31 and 3 p.m. Sunday and June 2 at The Actors' Warehouse at 608 N. Main St. Tickets are $15 online and at the door.

For more information, call 352-222-4699 or visit www.actorswarehouse.org.

Crisis Center

The Alachua County Crisis Center is seeking volunteers to become crisis line counselors.

Sixty hours of in-depth training will be provided. The next training class will begin on Sept. 11.

For more information, call 352-264-6782 or visit http://www.alachuacounty.us/crisis.

WIA youth

Applications are taken year-round for the Workforce Investment Act, or WIA, Youth Program for eligible teens and young adults ages 14-21.

The program offers individual assistance, training, educational assistance, and paid and unpaid job opportunities. To apply, visit FloridaWorks at 4800 SW 13th St.

For more information, call 352-244-5921 or email ksimmonds@floridaworksonline.com.

Kids Count

Kids Count, a free after-school program, is recruiting students in grades K-3 for the 2013-2014 school year.

The program will offer one-on-one reading, tutoring, social skills development and enrichment for 30 students who will be attending Williams Elementary School.

Hours will be from 1:45-5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 12:30-4 p.m. Wednesday at the Boys and Girls Club Mentor Center in Lincoln Estates. Transportation will be provided to the program only.

To register and for more information, call 352-372-1485, email Claudine.kidscount@gmail.com or sabriena.kidscount@gmail.com, or drop by the center at 1100 SE 17th Drive.

Guardian ad Litem

Advocate now for an abused and neglected child as a volunteer in the Guardian ad Litem program.

Legal and staff support will be provided. The day class will begin on June 17 and the night class will begin on July 22. Orientation sessions are held from noon-1 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at 14. S. Main St.

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

Tutoring

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.

Free Fridays

The "Free Fridays" concert series continues at the Bo Diddley Downtown Plaza.

The concert will be held from 8-10 p.m. Friday with the Gainesville Community Jazz Band, a 17-piece ensemble that plays swing, dance, Latin, jazz fusion and comtemporary jazz.

For more information, call 352-393-8746 or visit www.gvlculturalaffairs.org.

CCC

If you have some time to spare and a desire to help the elderly and the disabled, then why not volunteer with Christians Concerned for the Community.

The group builds home access ramps, does minor home repairs, helps with spring cleaning and provides transportation to the grocery store and appointments. Donations of furniture and other household items also are accepted.

To volunteer, request help and for more information, call 352-371-1768 or visit http://cccgainesville.org.

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 June 1 at Mount Carmel, from 10-11:30 a.m., get basic training, and from noon-2 p.m., learn to create folders 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.

Quilt show

The Waldo Historical Society will host its 4th annual Quilt Show.

It will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 8 at the Waldo Community Center in Waldo. A drawing for a quilt also will be held at 3 p.m. Tickets are $5 for one or $25 for six. You do have to be present to win.

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.

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

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.

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, such as date, time, place, speakers and admission.

Send via email to news@gainesvilleguardian.com.

For more information, call 352-337-0360.

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