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Community Happenings

September 27

Saturday, September 27, 2014
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Meet at Paynes Prairie Picnic Pavilions on Lake Wauberg
Detailed directions to this location can be provided at the Park’s Ranger Station located at 100 Savannah Blvd, Micanopy, FL 32667. (352) 466-3397.
Description: A rewarding volunteer opportunity open to everyone! Celebrate National Public Lands Day at Paynes Prairie by helping with a community volunteer project.
Join fellow Paynes Prairie fans and help restore native habitat by removing invasive exotic plants. This is a great opportunity to learn more about exotic plants, spend some time OFF the trail in a different area of Paynes Prairie, and contribute a helping hand. If you are a student or individual with an interest in acquiring volunteer hours, this is also a great way to earn a few hours. Meet Paynes Prairie’s 2014 Americorps members, and learn more about the Project A.N.T. program.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
No pets please.
Bring a water bottle and work gloves if you have them.
Wear long pants and comfortable working shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty.
Photography and/or video may be taken during this event.
Fees: Program is free with participation, but participants must pre-register at or call (352) 466-4966.

October 5

4th Annual College of Central Florida SAB 5K Benefit Run with Celebrity Chairperson - Hunter from WIND FM!
Proceeds will benefit local organizations helping women with Breast Cancer and Breast Cancer Research!Registration begins at 7 a.m.Race begins at 8 a.m.

Registration begins at 7 a.m.Race begins at 8 a.m.Prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the race.Age groups recognized will be 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 64-69, 70 +.Will have female and male categories.5K run/walk around the CF Ocala Campus - paved street surface.This is the 4th Annual 5K and we are partnering again with WIND FM and "Running for Hunter" - who is their on-air personality that is a breast cancer survivor.Prizes will be given in all categories, including overall winner at the conclusion of the race.

$20.00 by October 1, $25.00 after October 1 or at event.

Help For Veterans

Do you know a veteran family that is homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless? Meridian can help with Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF). SSVF helps veteran families to quickly gain stability in permanent housing. Services include case management, coordinating VA benefits, referral to community services, and temporary financial assistance for eligible expenses. Together we can help to support our veterans. For more information, call 352-374-5600 x8360 or visit

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The Cool Market Spot
The Cool Market Spot is an indoor air-conditioned way to shop out f the elements! We have hand crafted food, jewelry, soap, and much more! All goods must be grown or crafted within one hundred miles of Gainesville. Date every third Saturday - 2 till 6, Place - The Brew Spot Restaurant, 1000 NE 16th Ave Gainesville. Cost to shoppers – 0, for vendors $10, Reason to attend - support our local growers and crafters. Contact - Pat McCarthy, 352 481 3838,
06/10/2014 4:04PM
Making Home Safer for Seniors
Preventable home hazards can cause falls and injuries that impact seniors’ ability to live independently. That’s why Home Instead Senior Care of Gainesville has launched the Making Home Safer for Seniors campaign. For a complimentary home safety check please call 352-336-3388
08/12/2014 4:07PM
Treasures & trinkets
The Gainesville Woman’s Club is having a “Treasures and Trinkets” garage sale at the Woman’s Club (2809 West University Avenue). Find your treasures and trinkets on Saturday, August 23 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Proceeds will go toward Club projects. Call (352) 376-3901, e-mail: or go to our website:
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