3:00: Cooking From The Garden, Hawthorne Library, Learn how to cook bean and veggie soup at the Hawthorne Library once in the Cooking from your Garden Club for ages 10 – 110. This cooking, nutrition lesson with UF IFAS Nutrition Department staffers looking for a healthier lifestyle. Join us for a healthy cooking demonstration and taste the difference! FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
7:30: Friday Family Dance Party, Depot Park, 200 SE Depot Avenue. Free and open to the public this dance party with DJ Billy Beats gets everybody moving to the beat. Bring your friends and make new ones too. There's something for everyone to dance too.
7:45: THX-11-38, Opening Night, Hipp Cinema, various days, times. George Lucas's first (and most adult) picture outdoes "Brave New World" in painting a bleak, dehumanized future where every person is given pills to quiet emotions, eliminate sex drive, increase work production and prevent the questioning of authority.
8:00: Captive Eddies, Free Fridays Concert Series, Bo Diddley Community Plaza, Downtown Gainesville. Captive Eddies' music has roots in classic rock, reggae, blues, world, folk, funk, classical, newgrass, and Gypsy jazz.
10:00: Flying Trapeze, YMCA of North Central Florida, 5201 NW 34th Blvd. In this 90 minute class, participants learn all they need to know for a safe and successful flying trapeze experience. All technique is practiced on the ground before taken to the air. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
12:00 – Midnight: Three Year Anniversary Party, First Magnitude Brewing, 1220 SE Veitch Street. In honor of the occasion, First Magnitude will have incredible live music being played all day. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
1:00: CREATEspace in August: Make, learn, & explore, Headquarters Library, Alachua County Library District. Each Saturday we will be hosting a hands on CREATEspace program for adults, teens, and Kids (with accompanying adult). CREATEspace is for all of us that are DIYers, curious, creative, and/or just like to tinker around. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
2:00: Florida Gator Fan Day, UF Gator indoor Practice facility, University of Florida. Fans have the chance to meet and greet Florida's football and volleyball teams on Saturday, while Sunday brings the Gators' first home event of the 2017-18 season. UF's soccer team takes on Troy at 1 p.m. at James G. Pressly Stadium. The weekend concludes on Sunday evening with the fourth annual Rally in The Swamp, a student pep rally to kick off the 2017 school year. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
6:00: Depot Park Birthday Celebration, Depot Park, 200 SE Depot Avenue. free, fun-filled, family friendly event – live music, choo-choo train rides through the park, lots of games and activities. Live music, Bears & Lions, Shanticakes, aerial arts and more. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information