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Monthly Archive for April, 2009

Earth Day Gift for You!

Get Free LED lights – but be quick! Get Your Free LED Lights! JACKSON, MI—HolidayLEDs.com, an e-commerce retailer of energy-efficient LED decorative lighting, is giving away free LED Christmas lights for Earth Day for the second year in a row. Beginning on April 22, 2009 at 10 a.m. EST HolidayLEDs.com will give away 1 free […]

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Studio Percussion is hosting the first annual “Right To Bear Arts” Festival on April 25 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist in Gainesville. Their goal is to create a coalition of local businesses that are involved with the arts so that the arts as a whole may grow and flourish in […]

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Next Week (April 18-22): Recycle! Find new books, magazines, puzzles and games, CDs, records, tapes, comic books, art work and computer software at the Gigantic Book Sale held by Friends of the Library every year. Everything is 50 cents to $3 and all profits go to Alachua County’s libraries or community literacy projects. It’s the […]

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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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Hear the stories behind all those beautiful Southern homes and inns in Gainesville — for free! Many historical landmarks in Northeast and Southeast Gainesville now have free, cell-phone based tours. Visitors can simply go to a historic site of their choice, call a number and hear a voice recording for that area at their own […]

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Fish for Free

Saturday (March 31): To encourage safe fishing, the state will hold its Free Family Fishing Day this Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Everyone will be allowed to fish without a license in an area of Tuscawilla Park, 701 NE Sanchez Ave, in Ocala. There will be a special netted area for kids with […]

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Summer is looming and flying cheap is an art form. Here are some tips to try while finding flights: Sign up for e-mail alerts for specific routes on sites like Kayak.com, Priceline, Sidestep and Mobissimo. You can also search by fare history on these sites to see when specific routes are usually expensive or cheap. […]

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