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Weekend Events


7:00: Fantastic Voyage. Creative B Movie Series, Florida Museum, UF Cultural Plaza. Go behind the scenes and learn more about your favorite movies with a panel of scientists, artists and special effects experts as we view and discuss Fantastic Voyage (1966) PG. This year's films incorporate a Leonardo Da Vinci theme in honor of the 500th anniversary of his death and include a discussion with our expert panel of scientists, artists and special effects experts. Parental discretion is advised.


6:00: Apollo !1, Cade Museum Movie Screening, Cade Museum, The Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention, 811 South Main St. Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of un-catalogued audio recordings, Apollo 11 takes us straight to the heart of NASA's most celebrated mission—the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin household names. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.



7:00: Story Summit, Heartwood Soundstage, 619 South Main Street, Downtown. Story Summit is Gainesville's best night of storytelling. You'll hear some of the best storytellers from Self Narrate, Guts & Glory GNV, and The Conch here in our intimate listening room. This is the fourth Story Summit event at Heartwood Soundstage. You can see examples from previous Story Summits on YouTube.



8:00: California Dreaming, Other Voices & Friends, Free Friday's Concert Series, Bo Diddley Community Plaza, Downtown. A tribute to the early Laurel County music scene from the late '60s, some of the best musicians of their. This concert plays tribute to artists covering The Mamas and the Papas, The Byrds, The Monkees, Linda Ronstadt, and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.




10:00: Summer Splash Family Fun Day, Gainesville Elks Lodge, 2424 NW 23rd Blvd. From 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. This will be a fundraiser to benefit the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities. Summer splash will consist of a huge and small water slide for kids and adults, kiddy splash pools, dunking booth, games and entertainment and free food and drinks, ice cream and popcorn. Open to the public/ free of charge. Donations gladly accepted to benefit CARD. Bring towels, sunscreen, chairs/blankets. Children must be supervised at all times.


2:30: Moon Landing 50th Anniversary Celebration, Micanopy Branch Library. The whole family is welcome to visit for our Moon Landing 50th Anniversary Celebration. We'll make some tasty Oreo moon phases and straw paper rockets. Test your skills with the "Space Race" asteroid toss game. Or relax and enjoy coloring a space-themed oversized poster that we'll display at the branch. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.



8:00: Mariee Sioux with Special Guests, Heartwood Soundstage, 619 South Main Street, Downtown. Mariee Sioux will be traveling to Gainesville from Nevada City California to play songs off her recent release "Grief in Exile" with traveling songstress Angelica Rockne. Angelica Rockne will be kicking off the night with some luscious lilting acoustic songs that take you back to dreaming in the 70's


6:00: Amazing Grace, Hipp Cinema, Various days – times, Downtown. This emotionally riveting documentary presents the live recording of Aretha Franklin's album Amazing Grace at The New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles in January 1972. (120 minutes)



8:30: Metropolis, Hipp Cinema, Downtown. With its dizzying depiction of a futuristic cityscape and alluring female robot, Metropolis is among the most famous of all German films and the mother of sci-fi cinema. Drawing on — and defining — classic sci-fi themes. Metropolis depicts a dystopian future in which society is thoroughly divided in two: while anonymous workers conduct their endless drudgery below ground their rulers enjoy a decadent life of leisure and luxury. The version is a 2010 restoration, with the complete score composed between 2014 – 2018 and performed by David DiDonato. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.




10:00: Kulaqua's River Ranch Water Park Community Day, 23400 NW 212 Ave., High Springs. Kulaqua's River Ranch is open to the public on select days over the summer. Admission is $12.50 per person. Children ages 3 and under are FREE. Park opens at 10 am and closes at 6 pm. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.



2:00: Christopher Mrofchek, Art of Classical Guitar, High Springs Community Center & Museum, 23760 NW 187th Ave. Christopher Mrofchak: 3rd place winner of the Indiana International Guitar Festival and Competition – Christopher will bring the art of classical guitar to the forefront for a quiet afternoon in the Santa Fe room at the High Springs Community Center & Museum. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more informatio


Ranking animal proteins

As an average consumer, you probably have a vague awareness of the nutritional value of your animal proteins — fish being better than red meat, for example. all animal proteins have pros and cons, research can come up with conflicting results, and studies can surprise us. Keeping that in mind, here are some conclusions that can be made about different categories of animal protein, starting with the good.

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Regarding your sugar addiction

We know sugar is bad for our bodies, yet we eat more and more of the stuff every year. Why? Well, we can't say for sure but there's some evidence to suggest sugar is an addictive substance. Learning how to stop sugar addiction can help prevent a lifelong sentence in which addicts face the dangers of diabetes, obesity and a host of other health ailments.

As reported on the MOTHER NATURE NETWORK website - LEARN MORE

Slushy cocktail season is now

What's better than an icy, slushy, frozen cocktail to cool you down this summer? When the temperatures soar, refreshment is the name of the game these slushy cocktails have you covered. So in the spirit of those long-ago summers, and your all-grown-up love of a boozy drink, we give you 11 slushy cocktails that should get you through the coming summer.

As reported on the CHOWHOUND website with recipes - DRINK MORE

Weekend Events, July 12, 2019


7:00: Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines, Creative B movie, Florida Museum of Natural History, UF Cultural Plaza, 3215 Hull Road. Free Creative B movie released in 1965 and rated PG. Explore the Museum after-hours Friday nights in July and discover the balance between science and art. This year's films incorporate a Leonardo Da Vinci theme in honor of the 500th anniversary of his death and include a discussion with our expert panel of scientists, artists and special effects experts. Parental discretion is advised.


6:00: The Chaperone *(Encore run)*, Hipp Cinema, Various days - times, Downtown. Louise Brooks, the 1920s silver screen sensation who never met a rule she didn't break, epitomized the restless, reckless spirit of the Jazz Age. Norma Carlisle (Elizabeth McGovern), a local society matron who never broke a rule in her life, impulsively volunteers to accompany Louise (Haley Lu Richardson) to New York for the summer.



8:00: Tribute to The Music and Events of 1969, Free Fridays Concert Series, Bo Diddley Community Plaza, Downtown. A concert highlighting music and significant events of 1969. The show will cover popular hits of 1969 such as Bad Moon Rising, Honkey Tonk Women, Get Together, This Magic Moment, Put a Little Love in Your Heart, Hooked on a Feeling, Age of Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In and more. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.



8:00: Macbeth, Acrosstown Repertory Theatre, OPENING NIGHT, various days – times, Downtown. Exploring themes of prophesy, ambition, crime, and betrayal, with a healthy dose of sex and the supernatural, the eerie play, Macbeth, is considered cursed, and its name reviled in theater



8:00: Playlist On The Pointe, Celebration Pointe, I-75 and Archer Rd. Join us for a very special live music event at Celebration Pointe. Enjoy the free sounds of The Shakedown under the stars.



8:30: DUMBO, Tioga Town Center Movie Night, Tioga Town Center, 133 SW 130th Way. Struggling circus owner Max Medici enlists a former star and his two children to care for Dumbo, a baby elephant born with oversized ears. When the family discovers that the animal can fly, it soon becomes the main attraction


8:30: Armstrong, OPENING NIGHT, Hipp Cinema, Various days - times, Downtown. Armstrong is a dramatic and emotional documentary that features never-before-seen family home-movie footage, along with still and moving images that chronicle Neil Armstrong's incredible life. With the support of the Armstrong family, including his two sons Rick and Mark, the film details his near-death experiences.




8:30: Volunteer Work Day, San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park, 12720 NW 109th Ln, Alachua. The Friends of San Felasco host trail work days on the second Saturday of each month. Typical work days include clearing and maintaining existing trails, building new trails, and improving the park's facilities. After the work day at 12:00, lunch is provided. Please bring gloves, sunscreen, bug repellent, and a water bottle. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information



9:00: Zookeeper Day, SFC Zoo, Santa Fe College, 3000 NW 83rd St. Get an up close glimpse into the wonderful world of zookeeping. The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo is celebrating National Zookeeper Week by showcasing our incredible zookeepers and the amazing work they do every day. Gainesville is home to the only teaching zoo on a college campus accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums in the nation.



6:00: Roller Derby: Swamp City Sirens vs. Orlando, MLK Center, 1028 NE 14TH St. Doors open at 6PM and the action starts at 6:30PM. Check out delicious food and drinks from Soul Spice LLC. Win big for yourself and a local charity in our raffle! Raffle proceeds go to PACE Center for Girls. Buy tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets, or pick them up from Volta Coffee, Tea & Chocolate and Sweet Dreams Ice Cream.



7:30: Dances of Universal Peace, Thomas Center, 306 NE 6th Ave., Downtown. Men & Women of all faiths are welcome to participate in The Dances, an exuberant, joyful way to connect with & embody diverse spiritual teachings. No Experience or partner necessary. Everyone joins in the singing & dancing accompanied by live music Singing mantras in various languages, with a universal spirit, we participate in dances inspired by African, Hindu, Buddhist, Christian, Muslim, Goddess, & Sufi sacred phrases, creating group harmony & connecting us in Love.



7:00: Ramblin' Mutts featuring Willie Green, Heartwood Soundstage, 619 S. Main St., Downtown. Willie Green opened shows for John Hammond, Jr (who calls him "the real deal"), Tommy Castro, Charlie Musselwhite, Maria Maldaur, John Lee Hooker, Jr, James Cotten, Eddie Kirkland, Joey Gillmore, JJ Grey (MOFRO) and many others. The Ramblin' Mutts (formerly known as R. Mutt Blues Band) are two-time International Blues Challenge participants. As always, fronting the band is Dan Stepp on lead vocals, keyboards and slide guitar, and on lead guitar is Paul Goble.




2:00: Fiber Arts Gathering, Harn Museum. UF Cultural Plaza. Learn about fiber arts and view spinning, needlepoint, tapestry, weaving and other needle arts in action. Talk with experienced fiber artists from the Gainesville Handweavers Guild. Fiber fans are welcome to bring a portable project. Chairs provided. Questions? Contact




4:30: Sip & Stroll, Tour of the Hippodrome Theatre, Downtown. A Behind the Scenes Building Tour of the Hipp building.. This tour gives you access to the sights and secrets of the Hipp that are normally off-limits to the public. This exclusive tour will be Saturday, July 14 at 4:30 p.m. Admissions comes with 1 free drink

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