Five things you need to know for Saturday, Aug. 9

Published: Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, August 8, 2014 at 7:58 p.m.

1. Ceremonies for University of Florida summer graduates will be held today. Master’s, specialist and bachelor degrees will be awarded at 10 a.m. The College of Pharmacy will confer degrees at 10 a.m. in the HPNP Auditorium.

2. Today’s Gator football practice is open to members of Gator Boosters season ticket holders, 10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Dizney Lacrosse Stadium, UF campus.

3. The Gainesville Street Rods Monthly Cruise-In features all makes, models and years of cars and motorcycles, door prize for registered cars, 6-9 p.m. today, Publix, 39th Avenue and I-75. Free admission; cost to register cars: $3. (

4. Tonight’s “Cocktails & Classics" reception with light hors d'oeuvres and specialty cocktails will be followed by a one-night screening of "West Side Story". Reception begins at 7 p.m., screening at 8, patrons are invited to dress to impress, Hippodrome Cinema, 25 SE Second Place. Tickets: $20, seating is limited; call 375-4477 or see

5. Wild Iris Books hosts New York playwright Alexis Clements for an informal performance of her work, “Unknown”, which includes audience participation to recount the story of characters who seek to find out why one woman decided to send her lifetime’s private writings to a small archive, 4 p.m. today, Civic Media Center, 433 S. Main St. Free and open to the public. (373-0010)

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