About Town

Week of June 26


Published: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 2:52 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 2:52 p.m.

HIV testing

Friday is National HIV Testing Day and free testing will be offered in the Gainesville area.

For more information, call 352-334-0160, 352-334-0470, 352-294-4880 or 352-334-7972.

Golf camp

Learn the fundamentals of golf at the Summer Youth Golf Camp for boys and girls ages 6-17.

The camp will be held from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 15-18 and Aug. 12-15 at Ironwood Golf Course at 2100 NE 39th Ave. The cost is $99. Those with clubs are asked to bring them, but clubs will be provided.

Campers also must bring lunch or lunch can be purchased for $5, and includes pizza, hot dog or sandwich with chips and a drink. Campers also should bring a water bottle, sunscreen, hats, etc.

For more information, call 352-334-3120 or 352-334-3121.

History camp

Explore Florida's history in the Adventures in Florida History Summer Camp for boys and girls ages 5-12.

It will be held from noon-1 p.m. Wednesdays July 9, July 16, July 23 and July 30 at the Matheson Museum at 513 E. University Ave. It is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. Parents also must accompany children. To register and for more information, call 352-378-2280 or email info@mathesonmuseum.org.

Milk drive

June is National Dairy Month, so join the Great American Milk Drive and donate milk to food banks.

With a simple click of a mouse (www.milklife.com/give) or text message (text "Milk" to 27722), it is possible to buy much-needed milk and donate it for as little as $5 to a family who does not have regular access to milk. By entering your zip code, you can ensure that the milk is provided to a local Feeding America food bank in Gainesville.

The goal is to deliver 2 million gallons of milk to food banks across the country.

To make a donation and for more information, visit www.milklife.com/give.

Matheson Museum

Step into Florida history at Artwalk and discover portraits of Florida's early years in the Matheson Museum exhibit, "A Penny for Your Thoughts."

It will take place from 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Matheson at 513 E. University Ave. The event is free and open to the community. Parking and refreshments will be available.

Below is the schedule of events:

* 7 p.m.: Browse the exhibit, which highlights a collection of more than 20,000 postcards.

* 7:30 p.m.: Discussion of the book, "A Penny for Your Thoughts."

* 8 p.m.: Tour of the exhibit and a discussion on how postcards provide a pictorial history of Alachua County.

For more information, call 352-378-2280 or visit www.mathesonmuseum.org.

Music Month

National African American Music Appreciation Month ends Friday as part of the "Free Fridays" concert series.

Closing out the celebration will be a tribute to the late Bo Diddley to mark the 5th anniversary of the naming of the downtown plaza after the rock ‘n' roll legend. The concert will be held from 8-10 at the Bo Diddley Downtown Plaza.

Featured will be many of Diddley's offspring, along with his background vocalist Gloria Jolivet, bassist Ron Haughbrook and guitarist and musical partner Scott "Skyntyte" Free.

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

NAACP

The Alachua County branch NAACP will hold its monthly meeting.

It will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Santa Fe College Blount Center Conference Room at 526 NW 5th Ave.

For more information, call 352-870-7013.

Computer classes

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

On Saturday at Mount Carmel from 10-11:30 a.m., learn basic skills, and from noon-2 p.m., learn Word.

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

Clothing sale

Altrusa House of Gainesville will hold its annual Second Chance Clothing Sale No. 3.

It will be held from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at 2002 NW 36th Ave.

For more information, call 352-377-7708.

Pop Warner

Registration is ongoing for the 2014 city of Gainesville Pop Warner Football and Cheerleading Programs.

The deadline to receive a discount on registration is Monday and regular registration will end July 31 or until all teams are filled. Registration forms can be downloaded at www.cityofgainesville.org. Registration also can be done in person from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday at the Thomas Center at 306 NE 6th Ave., Building B, Third Floor, and the King Center at 1028 NE 14th St.

The cost for cheerleading is $35.50-$70.50 and the cost for football is $86-$143.

The program serve girls and boys ages 5-15. Volunteers also are needed.

For more information, call 352-334-5067 or visit www.cityofgainesville.org.

Swim lessons

The city of Gainesville is offering swimming lessons and other water-related activities for ages 6 months to adults.

Classes will be offered through Aug. 7.

For more information, call 352-334-5067.

Financial Fitness

The community is invited to free Financial Fitness classes in the first phase of the "Bridges to Prosperity" series.

Classes will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays beginning July 9, and also July 16, July 23 and July 30 at Catholic Charities at 1701 NE 9th St. Dinner and child care will be provided upon request.

The series is designed to help families save money and reach financial stability and prosperity.

For more information, call 352-372-0294 or email jdixon@catholiccharitiesgainesville.

Heatwave

Registration is ongoing for the free Summer Heatwave Program for boys and girls ages 13-18.

Featured will be basketball, lifeskills classes, the Teen Lounge, two pool parties — July 18 at Northeast Pool and Aug. 16 at Westside Pool — and transportation. All events will take place at the King Center at 1028 NE 14th St.

To register, go to www.cityofgainesville.org, then click on "Community," "Youth Programs & Camps," "Teen Summer Programs" and "Download Registration Form" or visit the King Center or the Thomas Center, Building B, Third Floor at 306 NE 6th Ave.

Also, volunteers are needed and must be 18 years old and agree to a background check.

To volunteer, call 352-393-8525. For more information about the program, call 352-334-5067.

YouthBuild

Applications are being accepted for the Project YouthBuild program for youth ages 16-24.

The program offers participants the opportunity to work on their GED while learning a trade and receiving a stipend.

For more information, call 352-213-0566 or visit www.iwionline.org/portfolio/alachua-youthbuild/.

Restaurant Week

Gainesville Restaurant Week continues with special deals and discounts at more than 20 local restaurants.

It will take place through Sunday.

For more information, call 352-334-7127 or visit www.GainesvilleRestaurantWeek.com.

Donations

A formal ball is being planned for men and women in recovery from addiction.

Needed are donations of wedding and prom dresses of any color and size and also volunteers and sponsors.

For more information, call 352-301-1763.

Guardian deadline

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Send via email to news@gainesvilleguardian.com.

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