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Saturday, December 10th from 3pm-7pm in the Sun Center, Downtown Gainesville.

The purpose of the Winter Gift Fair is to educate our North Central Florida community about the importance of “buying local” and to encourage our community to keep its holiday gift and goodie dollars circulating among local artisans, farmers, food entrepreneurs, and vendors.  Think outside the big-box giftbox this holiday season and buy locally – buy differently..



December 08, 2011     6 – 9 p.m.
This is a free event!
Join us for a wonderful evening of fun, hands-on art activities, performances and free food.

Enjoy winter holiday-themed activities, which include an ice sculpting demonstration by Celeste Forron, live holiday music by the all-female a cappella group The Sedoctaves, and a scavenger hunt based on the “Art of Giving.” Create a work of art focusing on the holiday season and warm up with hot chocolate and sweets.

Museum Nights is an ongoing program made possible by the generous support of the University of Florida Provost, Student Governments and Honors Program.


Museum-Wide Book Sale
December 08, 2011 – December 11, 2011

Support the Harn and purchase a variety of art-related books. Prices start at $1. Proceeds support exhibitions and programs at the Harn Museum. Sale includes both new and used books covering art history, fine art, and auction catalogs with beautiful color pictures. Areas of interest include Asian art, decorative arts, contemporary art and much more.

The event begins Thursday, December 8 from 6 – 9 p.m. at Museum Nights and takes place during Museum hours through Sunday, December 11.

Gaze at the stars and learn about the sky through presentations and other family-friendly activities. See a portable planetarium show, view a moonscape in 3-D and much more!

Hosted by: Florida Museum of Natural History

Starry Night Schedule

Don’t forget to pick up your Passport to the Universe! Keep track the activities you participate in. Visitors who complete their Passport may receive tickets to the Kika Silva Pla Planetarium or other prizes.

For more information, call 352-273-2062.

Active Duty Military and Veterans can enjoy a Free Signature Entree on Veteran’s Day at Applebee’s.

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Innkeepers want to say thank you to those who’ve served their country by inviting veterans to wake up on 11-11-11 in a B&B. Inns and B&Bs throughout North America will open their doors to active and retired military and vets and one guest by offering a free room to those who’ve served in the military on Thursday, November 10, 2011.

Review the list from innkeepers in the U.S. and reserve your room while space is available.

Come on Saturday or Sunday or both!

ButterflyFest is dedicated to increasing awareness of Florida’s butterflies as fun, fascinating ambassadors to the natural world. Activities will promote inquiry and provide a call to action for the conservation and preservation of backyard wildlife and habitats.


ButterflyFest is hosted by the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville, Fla., home to the award-winning Butterfly Rainforest exhibit. See what awaits you at the Butterfly Rainforest and McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity.


ButterflyFest activities, presentations and arts & crafts are free! Butterfly Rainforest exhibit admission is $10.50 for adults ($9 Fla. residents) and $6 for ages 3-17. Some vendors may charge for their services.

October 22, 2011 at 7:00 pm

Location: Phillips Center

Tickets: Free

Free tickets will be distributed from the Phillips Center Box Office beginning at noon on the day of the performance. Limit of 2 tickets per person.

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October 13th, 14th 2011 at 8:00 pm

October 15, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Florida Players Present: The Children’s Hour Talkback October 15, 2011 at 2:00 pm

October 16, 2011 at 2:00 pm 7:00 pm

Location: Phillips Center

Tickets: Free

Florida Players will distribute free tickets at the Squitieri Studio Theatre in the Phillips Center approximately one hour prior to the performance.

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October 12, 2011 at 8:00 pm

Location: Phillips Center

Tickets: Free

Free tickets to be distributed from the Phillips Center Box Office at 6 p.m. the night of the performance. Two tickets per person.

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ghost-walk1Saturday October 22, 2011,

from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at the

Morningside Nature Center

Come with family and friends for a night hike to the Morningside Living History Farm where you will meet rural Florida “ghosts” from the latter half of the nineteenth century.

Pre-registration for this event is required.

Admission is one non-perishable food item per participant (proceeds will be donated to the Bread of the Mighty Food Bank). Bring insect repellant and a flashlight. Meet in the Morningside Nature Center picnic area. The Living History Farm is located at Morningside Nature Center, 3540 E. University Ave., approximately three miles east of downtown Gainesville.

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