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“The idea of Free University is that classes taught for free, escaping the expense, agenda, and bureaucracy that often corrupts state funded educational institutions. You do not have to pay to learn, and you will not be payed to teach these classes. Rather, teachers and students will meet voluntarily to discuss relevant topics and inform […]

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Saturday (May 9): Get free health screenings, bicycle helmet checks and educational information at the UF and Shands Family Health Fair and Treasure Hunt. There’s face painting, a bounce house and games and prizes for kids too. 10 a.m. – noon. Magnolia Parke at 4740 NW 39th Place.

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During the next two weeks, the Alachua County Extension Office will host several free classes during the week: Tuesday (April 14): Annual Canning Workshop. Learn how to can your own food and make jellies and jams. 6 p.m. Thursday (April 16): Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening. 7:30 p.m. Friday (April 17): Getting to Green. Make gardening […]

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Tomorrow (April 9): Free University is a Gainesville-area movement to bring University-quality education to residents for free. Teachers and students — meaning anybody who wants to go — meet voluntarily to learn in weekly seminars. This week, the topic is Human Sexuality. 7 p.m. at the Civic Media Center (433 N. Main St.).

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Thursday (April 9): Dr. Jared Diamond, a professor of geography at UCLA and a Pulitzer Prize winner, will discuss his new book, Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed. In “Collapse”, Diamond argues that environmental problems often cause ancient and modern societies — from the Vikings in Greenland to Rwanda — to fall apart. […]

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Today (Feb. 12): A multimedia show takes a lighthearted look at the famous evolutionary theorist’s life and work through song at 7 p.m. tonight at the Florida Museum of Natural History.  Professor Betty Smocovitis will explore the controversy and impact of Darwin’s ideas at “Singing His Praises: Darwin and His Theory in Song and Musical […]

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Horticulture expert Wendy Wilber is holding a series of spring gardening classes through the Alachua County Extension Office. Learn how to grow your own veggies in “Vegetable Gardening Basics” from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Feb. 10 at the Newberry Branch Library. In other classes, learn how to grow your own fruit and attract caterpillars and butterflies […]

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Explore the Universe

Study the Origins of the Earth: Clues from Our Solar System and from Distant Worlds. Dr. Andrew Youdin, Canadian Center for Theoretical Astrophysics, will provide a presentation at 7:20 p.m this Friday (1/30) followed by a telescope viewing at Florida Gym 270, University of Florida. Free and open to the public. Dr. Youdin’s lecture is […]

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Free Education!

An entrepreneur has taken the lead provided by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to provide free coursework online to anyone interested in learning. Several other universities have joined the Open Courseware Consortium, started in 2001. In the fall, the first online tuition-free global university will be available to provide a rich educational resource for those […]

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