Week of Feb. 20
Published: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 1:47 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 1:47 p.m.
College Goal Sunday
Score money for college and get help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at College Goal Sunday at Santa Fe College.
And for those students who attend Eastside High School and live on the east side of town, there will be Parent Senior Financial Aid Night at Eastside.
Parent Senior Financial Aid Night will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday at Eastside at 1201 SE 45th Terrace.
College Goal Sunday will be held from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Santa Fe College, Building N, Room 216 at the northwest campus at 3000 NW 83rd St.
For more information, call 352-955-6704 for Eastside, or 352-395-5480 for Santa Fe College.
Alachua County and Bradford County residents planning to attend Santa Fe College have an opportunity to apply for the Santa Fe College Foundation Scholarships.
The deadline to submit the application is Feb. 26.
For more information, visit www.sfcollege.edu/development/index.php?section=scholarships.
The community is invited to the annual "Black History Outside the Book: An Afternoon of Music and Dance" program.
It will be held from 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the Alachua County Library Headquarters in downtown Gainesville.
Featured will be the LaVern Porter Dancers, evangelist and singer Gladys Ellis of Jerusalem Church of God By Faith, praise dancing by Desiree Moody of Jerusalem Church of God By Faith and singer Quintina "Q" Crawford, a Santa Fe College student and an artist-in-residence in the UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine program.
For more information, call 352-334-3909.
The Alachua County branch NAACP will hold its monthly meeting.
It will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Santa Fe College Blount Center Conference Room at 526 NW 5th Ave.
For more information, call 352-870-7013.
University of Florida HealthStreet will sponsor a free heart health event.
It will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday at Library Partnership at 1130 NE 16th Ave.
Featured will be blood pressure and blood glucose screenings, fitness tests, information, snacks, prizes and raffles.
For more information, call 352-294-4880.
The community is invited to a free Credit Repair Workshop.
It will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 27 and March 27 at Library Partnership at 1130 NE 16th Ave.
Topics will include credit reports and credit scores, repairing credit, understanding consumer rights, identity theft and managing debt.
For more information, call 352-334-0161.
The Pleasant Street Historic Society will host its annual Black History Month program.
It will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Union Academy/Rosa B. Williams Yopp Center at 524 NW 1st St.
Featured will be a presentation by Dr. Paul Ortiz, director of the Sam Proctor Oral History Program at the University of Florida, on Matthew Lewey, a pioneer resident in the Pleasant Street neighborhood. The topic will be "Mathew Lewey: Freedom Fighter in War and Against Jim Crow."
Graduating high school seniors attending Alachua County Public Schools are encouraged to apply for the Education Foundation of Alachua County 2014 Scholarships for Success.
The application deadline is Friday. To apply, visit http://edfoundationac.org/senior-scholarships/.
For more information, call 352-955-7003.
The Nu Eta Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. is now accepting applications for its scholarships for male high school seniors in Alachua, Levy and Suwannee counties.
Applications, which have been sent to high school guidance counselors, will be due on April 11.
Each year, the scholarship committee awards three $1,000 scholarships to a candidate who is judged to demonstrate outstanding achievement and promise and who plans to attend an accredited college or university.
Recipients will be selected in the spring and will receive notification of their selection by mail.
Regions Bank is offering high school seniors and college freshman, sophomore and juniors an opportunity to both celebrate the contributions of African-Americans and earn money to attend college.
Regions will award a total of 32 Regions Riding ForwardŽ Scholarships, which will be based on a competitive essay contest.
For high school seniors, the essay must be about an African-American who has inspired them. For college students, the essay must be about an African-American who has inspired them AND influenced their college career.
The amounts of the scholarship will be $5,000 for seniors and $2,500 for college students.
For more information, call 855-670-ISTS (4787), email email@example.com or visit regions.com/ridingforward.
The Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Office announces the opportunity for local college or university students to apply for one of three $1,200 scholarships through the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections.
The deadline to submit applications to the Supervisor of Elections office at 111 SE 1st Ave. is March 17. Applications may be obtained online at VoteAlachua.com or from the Supervisor of Elections office.
Applicants must be enrolled or accepted as a junior or senior and be either a political science major, a public or business administration major or a journalism/mass communications major. Applicants also must:
* Demonstrate a financial need.
* Submit two current letters of recommendation, one from the college or university last attended or graduated from, and one from a citizen of good standing in the community.
* Submit a resume of activities, including those involving community service.
* Maintain a "C" average or above in the previous year.
* Be a U.S. citizen and a resident of Florida for two years.
* Be a registered voter.
For more information, call 352-374-5252.
Celebrate Black History Month with a docent-led bus tour of the African-American experience in Gainesville with the Matheson Museum "Now and Then History Bus Tour."
It will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday beginning at the Matheson at 513 E. University Ave. The cost is $30 and light refreshments will be provided. The tour is for adults only.
The tour will take place in the historic Pleasant Street Historic District and other areas of the city.
Also, the exhibit this month is "Life on Pleasant Street."
It will feature oral histories, artifacts and recently discovered photographs from the Mark V. Barrow Archives. Also included are photographs of Sara's Restaurant, Mom's Kitchen, Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, Friendship Baptist Church, Union Academy and more. Museum hours are 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
For more information, call 352-378-2280 or visit http:/www.mathesonmuseum.org.
The Gainesville Community Band will present "An Afternoon at the Pops" with guest artist Bill Prince.
The concert will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Santa Fe College Fine Arts Hall at the northwest campus at 3000 NW 83rd St.
For more information, call 352-472-7224 or visit www.gnvband.org.
Interested in learning and singing women's a cappella barbershop harmony music?
The Gainesville Harmony Show Chorus of Sweet Adelines International is looking for new members. The group meets from 7-9:30 p.m. Thursdays at Covenant Church at 3115 NW 16th Blvd.
For more information, call 352-318-1281
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 March 1 at Mount Carmel, from 10-11:30 a.m., learn basic skills, and from 1-3 p.m., learn to manage files and 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.
The Archer Cultural Progressive Organization will presents its 2nd annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Black History Celebration.
It will be held from 1-5 p.m. Saturday at Wilson Robinson Park in Archer.
For more information, call 352-258-4908.
Courtney Cunningham of Ocala is an intern at Chestnut Funeral Home. He was omitted from the list of employees published last week in the Guardian.
Erin Tipping is the senior library manager of youth services at the Alachua County Library District.
Also, the Simmons Sisters will not perform during "Black History Outside the Book: An Afternoon of Music and Dance" program.
It was reported otherwise in the Feb. 13 edition of the Guardian.
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