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Weekend Events, August 9, 2018

Weekend Events, August 9, 2018

 FRIDAY:

8:00: The Duppies, Free Friday Concert Series, Bo Diddley Community Plaza, Downtown. High-powered, seven-piece band formed in Gainesville in 2004. Since that time, this popular ska, rocksteady and reggae band has received the attention of audiences beyond the local scene by touring throughout the United States.

 

081018HippCINEMA

8:00: Mountain, Hipp Cinema, various days – times, Downtown. A cinematic and musical collaboration between the Australian Chamber Orchestra and BAFTA-nominated director Jennifer Peedom, MOUNTAIN is the exploration of mountains. Only three centuries ago, climbing a mountain would have been considered close to lunacy. MOUNTAIN shows us the spellbinding force of high places – and their ongoing power to shape our lives and our dreams.

SATURDAY:

081018DepotWALK9:00: Walk with a Doc, Depot Park, 200 SE Depot Ave., Downtown. Take steps to a healthier you. Ask questions to local health experts at our walks.

 

081018RawlingsA

10:00: Celebrating Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park, 18700 S. County Road 325, Cross Creek. The Friends of the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Farm celebrate what would be the late famous area author's 122nd birthday. The event features a park walk followed by cake, homemade sherbert ice cream and lemonade. Musicians will lead a birthday song.

 

081018ACLIB

2:00: All My Sins Remembered, ACLIB Author Series, Library Headquarters, Downtown. Ron Cooper presents his fourth novel and first set in Florida,  Cooper is a South Carolina native and has lived in Florida since 1988. The Southern Literary Review called his third novel, The Gospel of the Twin, a "page-turning adventure marked by the same well-crafted prose of Cooper's other works." His new novel, All My Sins Remembered, is his first set in Florida.

 

081018Rods

5:30: Street Rod Cruise-In, Springhill Publix, 9200 NW 39th Ave, Monthly cruise-in event open to all makes of vehicles with a $100 jackpot drawing for registered vehicles and a special trophy and cash prize for the Young Cruisers of the Month. Free for spectators; any legal street vehicle may be registered for a $5 donation. Event also features music provided by a DJ and a raffle to benefit Stop Children's Cancer.

SUNDAY:

081018Dhopper

9:00: Devil's Millhopper Junior Ranger Program, Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park, 4732 Millhopper Rd. Come visit our Junior Ranger table on Sunday from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm. Learn how to become a Junior Ranger and join us for lots of cool nature activities. Critter coloring pages, native vs. invasive plants, and wildlife watching available throughout the day.

Last modified onMonday, 13 August 2018 09:23
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