About Town

Week of Aug. 1


Published: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 6:42 p.m.

PACE benefit

The community in invited to an evening of gospel music and inspirational speakers while helping to raise funds and make a difference in a girl's life at the Saved By Grace Celebration Service, a benefit for the PACE Center for Girls of Alachua County.

The celebration will take place at 7 p.m. Friday at Upper Room Church of God in Christ at 3575 NE 15th St.

For more information, call 352-374-8799.

PASSAGES

Rising middle school girls are invited to the PASSAGES workshops.

Offered by the Girl Scouts of Gateway Council, the workshops provide girls with the tools needed to succeed academically and socially in middle school.

A workshop will be held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Lincoln Middle School at 1001 SE 12th St. The deadline to register is 11:59 p.m. Friday. Space is limited.

For more information, call 352-376-3004.

Reichert House

The Reichert House Youth Academy is expanding its program to add elementary students and accepting applications for boys in grades 3-12 or ages 9-18.

To apply and for more information, call 352-371-2347 or visit the academy at 1702 SE 2nd Ave.

School registration

Register your child now for school and avoid long lines the first day of school for Alachua County Public Schools.

The first day of school is Aug. 19. Parents and guardians can register by appointment or walk-in at your child's zoned school.

To find your child's zoned school, call 352-955-7700.

Summer meals

Thanks to a federally funded food service program, children from infants to 18 years old will have an opportunity to receive free breakfast and lunch this summer at various community sites, community centers and churches.

In east Gainesville, the program will be available through Aug. 16 at the following sites:

Eden Park Apartments, 1330 NE 39th Ave., 352-379-7772.

Tiger Bay Court, 2415 SE 4th Lane, 352-373-1166.

Woodland Park Boys & Girls Club, 331 SE 20th Place, 352-377-8003.

Kappa Affair

The Gainesville Alumni chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. will present The White Linen Affair.

It will take place from 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Aug. 10 at the Paramount Plaza Hotel at 2900 SW 13th St. Admission is $30 per person. The attire is business casual in white only.

Featured will music by Sam Cornell and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

To purchase tickets and for more information, call 352-281-3681.

Computer classes

The Santa Fe College Community Outreach and East Gainesville Instruction will offer free computer classes.

Classes are held at the Porter's Community Center at 512 SW 2nd Terrace, 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 Aug. 10, get basic training at Library Partnership from 10-11:30 a.m. and at Porter's from 12:30-2:30 p.m.

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

CNA/CPR classes

Certified Nursing Assistant and American Heart Association CPR classes are still being offered.

Classes are held at Mount Moriah Baptist Church at 718 SE 11th St.

To register and for more information, call 352-535-5482 or email caligift@hotmail.com.

Volunteers

United Way of North Central Florida and Haven Hospice are in need of volunteers.

At United Way, volunteers serve in reading and tutoring/mentoring programs.

For more information, call 352-331-2800.

At Haven Hospice, volunteers are needed in patient support programs as well as the thrift shop and administrative offices.

For more information, call 352-379-6244.

WIA adults

The Workforce Investment Act Adult and Dislocated Worker program at FloridaWorks has resources for unemployed workers.

Those interested must attend a mandatory orientation held at 11 a.m. Wednesdays at FloridaWorks at 4800 SW 13th St. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m.

For more information, call 352-955-2245.

Transitions

Do you know someone who has a life-limiting illness who could use emotional support, education, information and resources, counseling and volunteer assistance with companionship?

Then, why not consider Haven Transitions, a program that provides all of these things.

For more information, call 352-692-5133 or 800-330-2858.

HIV testing

The Minority AIDS program at the Health Department will offer free HIV testing.

Testing will take place from 5-7 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month at Sam Wesley Bail Bonds at 739 NW 5th Ave.

For more information, call 352-334-7972.

African dance

Learn African dance moves at a free class for all ages.

It will be held at 11 a.m. Aug. 10 at the Alachua County Library Headquarters at 401 E. University Ave.

For more information, call 352-334-3900.

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.

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 www.cccgainesville.org.

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 Little Mike and the Tornadoes, who proudly describe themselves as a working-class band that plays blues with a rock ‘n roll edge.

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

Correction

Spiritual Sweets LLC, an online T-shirt boutique with a ministry component, sells tanks for $12.

It was reported otherwise in the July 25 edition of the Guardian.

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. The Guardian will no longer accept them via fax or dropoff.

For more information, call 352-337-0360.

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