Five things you need to know for Dec. 29, 2013
Published: Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 11:06 p.m.
Five things you need to know for today
1. Artfest features local artists and artisans as they exhibit, demonstrate and sell their original handmade arts and crafts, including pottery, watercolor and oil paintings, photography, jewelry and custom-made pieces, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. today, Waldo Farmers and Flea Market, 17805 U.S. 301, Waldo. Live music. Free. (468-2255)
2. Gator basketball team hosts Savannah State, 3 p.m. today, O’Connell Center, tickets $6-$18. Game will be telecast on SunSports.
3. The Festival of Lights at the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in White Springs
features a display of more than 5 million lights throughout the park, including a gingerbread village, candy cane forest, lighted 200-foot-tall carillon tower, campfire circle, live holiday music, train display and more. Open dusk to 9 p.m. daily through Jan. 3, 11016 Lillian Saunders Drive, White Springs. Admission: $3 per person. (877-635-3655, www.floridastateparks.org/stephenforster)
4. The Holy Land Show in the Gallery on the 2nd Floor of Trinity United Methodist Church will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. It features photos, art and mementos from the Holy Land and other biblical sites. The exhibit will be up until Jan. 3, 4000 NW 53rd Ave.
5. The Gainesville Woman’s Club and its partner Belk in the Oaks Mall are collecting as much warm clothing for children and adults as possible and then making the clothing available to area shelters for distribution to those in need. The Woman’s Club will have a collection box at the entrance facing Newberry Road of Belk in the Oaks Mall. You may bring new or gently used coats and sweaters to Belk during store hours. For more information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.