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Things To Do Gainesville FL: French Wine Tasting and Education

June 2nd, 2017 · No Comments

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Downtown Wine & Cheese
113 N Main Street
Gainesville, FL 32601

Hello! We are planning a series of 5 French wine classes the first week in June. They will take place every Wednesday from 7:30 to 9pm. The first class will be on the 7th. The cost for the 5 classes $100 ($20 a class) or if you just want to take one class $30.

RSVP required, we have very limited walk in space: Please contact Maude (352) 222-1348

Here are some potential themes: “Bored of Bordeaux?”: We will compare the famous “Bordelais” grape varieties. The idea is to give alternatives to the expensive Bordeaux wines. “A Rose by any other name”: The Rose Wines of France: Rose de Provence, Cote du Rhone (AOC Tavel), Loire (AOC Rose d’Anjou), Burgundy (AOC Bourgogne Rose), Bordeaux (AOC Bordeaux Rose) “Who is the KingPin”: Drinking the different Pinot Noir of France: Loire, Alsace, Languedoc, Burgundy, etc. “Where is the “White Knight”? : Comparing Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay “White Autrement”: Drinking the other whites grapes of France: Rolle, Marsanne, Roussane, Picpoul, Ugni Blanc, Grenache Blanc “Gold vs. Sunshine”: Comparing Florida whites to the most famous white wines in the world: The Burgundy’s of the Cote d’Or “Popping the bubble:” Can the Cremant’s de-throne the King of the Bubbles: Bourgogne, Loire, Alsace, Bordeaux, Limoux vs. Champagne “Sauve and Yonder” : Sauvignon Blanc from different regions in France

Again, there is limited walk in space, so if you don’t want to miss out you should RSVP, Maude @ Wine & Cheese 113 N Main St, Gainesville, FL 32601 or call (352) 222-1348.

Courtesy Gainesville FL Realtor Linda Luetjen.

Tags: Just For Fun · Things To Do

Things To Do Gainesville FL: Picnic in the Park for Memorial Day

May 26th, 2017 · No Comments

Sun, May 28, 2017

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM EDT

Memorial Park
1620 Riverside Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32204

 

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

Cool Moose Cafe is honored to collaborate with Memorial Park Association production of ” A Memorial Concert in Memorial Park”. We will offer the following Boxed Dinners for our guest to enjoy while listening to the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Band.

Italian Wrap: Salami, prosciutto, sliced provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato, and balsamic dressing in a garlic herb wrap. Served with kettle chips, our famous chocolate chip walnut cookies, a dill pickle sphere and a bottle of water.

Turkey wrap: Sliced Turkey, smoked bacon, lettuce, sliced tomatoes, jack cheese, and ranch dressing in a garlic herb wrap. Served with kettle chips, our famous chocolate chip walnut cookies, a dill pickle sphere and a bottle of water.

Chicken Salad on Croissant: All white chicken breast with celery, red onion, walnuts, and rich honey mayo topped with lettuce, tomato on a fresh baked croissant. Served with kettle chips, our famous chocolate chip walnut cookies, a dill pickle sphere and a bottle of water.

We will be passing out our boxed meals from 5:30-6:30pm only, so please ensure that you have enough time to grab your meal and pick a location for you to enjoy the concert. Please note: Ticket cancellation is allowed up to 48 hours before the event and should be done via email at coolmoosecafe@gmail.com. Ticket cancellation after the 48 hour window may incur the cost of the meal.

Courtesy Gainesville FL Realtor Linda Luetjen.

Tags: Just For Fun · Things To Do

Fun Rainy Day Things to Do Inside Your Home

May 24th, 2017 · No Comments

If you have small children you know all too well how easily they can get bored when they are stuck inside due to bad weather. Below is a list of a few rainy day things you can do inside your home so that you and your family don’t get bored being stuck inside.  Get them and read this list together to get started on some fun!

  1.  One fun indoor activity you can do with your small children is to have an indoor scavenger hunt.  Write down some clues to where you have hidden items in your house and set your children out on an indoor hunt to find them!  This can be fun for you as well as you watch your kids trying their best to find what you have hidden.
  1. Another fun rainy day thing to-do inside your home  with your family is to go camping inside!  Get your tent out and set it up right in the middle of your family room.  You and your family can sleep in the tent together all night long!  If everyone doesn’t fit you can use sleeping bags to make it a full fledge family event.  A super fun way to make your indoor camping event even more real is to make smores in the microwave!
  1. Yet another fun rainy day thing to do inside is to gather all of your board games and get the entire family involved in playing them together!  If you don’t have any board games you can likely find some type of game for all to play online.
  1. If you don’t want to have to create something fun to do with your family, why not bake some cookies together!  It is always fun to get your little ones together in the kitchen to bake.  Have each child create their own cookie with the ingredients you have available, then let the rest of the family be judges to give the best cookie award!

These are a few fun rainy day things you can do inside your home that is sure to make everyone have an enjoyable time even if they can’t go outside!

Courtesy Gainesville FL Realtor Linda Luetjen.

Tags: Buyer Info · home ownership · Just For Fun · Seller Info · Things To Do

Things To Do Gainesville FL: 2017 Ag Fest and Master Gardener Plant Sale

May 19th, 2017 · No Comments

Saturday, May 20, 2017 – 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is pleased to announce the Annual Ag Fest & Master Gardener Plant Sale on May 20, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office (2800 NE 39 Avenue, Gainesville).

The Ag Fest will be providing information on the following: beekeeping, Florida-Friendly Landscaping™, UF/IFAS Bookstore, Forest Ecology, Florida Department of Agriculture, 4-H Youth Development Program, Composting, Rain Barrels, Food and Nutrition Program and more. The Master Gardener Plant Sale will have a variety of herbs, annuals, perennials, natives, trees and more will be available. Master Gardener volunteers will be on site for advice on selection and care of your plants. This annual plant sale is a fundraiser for the Alachua County Master Gardener Volunteer Program. Presentations: 8:45 to 9:15 Planting and Maintaining Trees and Shrubs, 9:45 to 10:15 Growing Blueberries

Admission and parking are free. For more information about this program, call 352-955-2402. Visit http://alachua.ifas.ufl.edu/calendar.shtml for additional programs offered by the Extension Office.

Courtesy Gainesville FL Realtor Linda Luetjen.

Tags: Just For Fun · Things To Do

Things To Do Gainesville FL: Community Health and Wellness Expo

May 11th, 2017 · No Comments

When: Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 8:30am – 12pm

Where: Hilton University of Florida Conference Center
1714 SW 34 Street
Gainesville, FL 32607

Age Range: Adults, All Ages, Seniors

Event Type: Community, Education/Campus Events, Festival, Other, Workshops & Classes

Price: Free

Details: UF Health will host a FREE health and wellness expo for the community.
Learn about:

*Complementary medicine
*Stress reduction and mental health
* Maintaining a healthy weight
* Reducing cancer risk
*Women’s health
*Gardening and healthy eating
* Reducing your stroke risk
* Getting better sleep
*Incorporating exercise
*Reducing pain
*Senior health
*Volunteer and research opportunities
* Advanced Directives

Free screenings:
*Cholesterol and glucose
*Blood pressure and heart rhythm *BMI and weight

Attendees will receive a free expo bag, prizes and refreshments

Link

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Courtesy Gainesville FL Realtor Linda Luetjen.

Tags: Area Info · Just For Fun · Things To Do

Things To Do Gainesville FL: 15th Annual Gainesville Jazz Festival

May 5th, 2017 · No Comments

When: Saturday, May 6, 2017, 7 – 11pm

Where: Tioga Town Center

Age Range: Adults, All Ages, Children, Seniors, Students, Teens

Event Type: Festival, Music

Price: Free Admission

Details: Gainesville Friends of Jazz, along with Presenting Sponsor Lowry Financial Advisors and Main Stage Sponsor Affordable Dentures, proudly presents the 15th Annual Gainesville Jazz Festival.

Performing this year:
Gateway City Big Band at 7:00 p.m.
The French Horn Collective at 8:15 p.m.
Black Diamond Quartet at 9:30 p.m.
and Gainesville Jazz Festival All-Star Jam at 10:30 p.m.

Funding provided in part by the City of Gainesville Department of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs and Visit Gainesville

Event Website

Courtesy Gainesville FL Realtor Linda Luetjen.

Tags: Just For Fun · Things To Do

Things To Do Gainesville FL: 4th Annual Save-2-Lives event

April 28th, 2017 · No Comments

4th Annual Save-2-Lives event (Blood drive and Pet Adoption event)

When: Saturday, April 29, 2017, 9am – 4pm

Where: Alachua County Animal Services
3400 NE 53rd Avenue
Gainesville, FL  32609

Age Range: All Ages

Event Type: Community

Details: Save-2-Lives is a combined blood drive and pet adoption event with LifeSouth Community Blood Centers and Alachua County Animal Services! Come donate blood and receive a voucher to adopt your new family member for free! Not interested in bringing another furry friend into your home today? Then donate your voucher to an animal of your choice and sponsor their adoption to help them find their new home! This event is coordinated by volunteer veterinary students from the University of Florida and they want YOU to come out and Save-2-Lives!

Directions to Event

Courtesy Gainesville FL Realtor Linda Luetjen.

Tags: Just For Fun · Things To Do

Things To Do Gainesville FL: 41st Annual Pioneer Days Festival in High Springs

April 21st, 2017 · No Comments

When: Saturday, April 22, 2017, 10am – 5pm

Where: James Paul Park
120 NW 2nd Avenue
High Springs, FL  32643

Age Range: Adults, All Ages, Children, Seniors, Students, Teens

Event Type: Community, Culture, Festival

Price: Free Admission

Details: Head to High Springs for the 41 Annual Pioneer Days Festival! Bring the whole family and enjoy historic shoot-out re-enactments, food, kids korral, pioneer days concert, costume contest, pie baking contest and much more!

Free admission and free parking!

Presented by the High Springs Chamber of Commerce.


EVENT WEBSITE

Courtesy Gainesville FL Realtor Linda Luetjen.

Tags: Just For Fun · Things To Do

Things To Do Gainesville FL: “Music Everywhere”

April 13th, 2017 · No Comments

“Music Everywhere” author Marty Jourard at Third House Books & Coffee

When: Saturday, April 15, 2017, 4 pm

Where: Third House Books & Coffee
113 North Main Street
Gainesville, FL  32601

Age Range: All ages

Event Type: Culture, Music

Price: FREE

Marty Jourard, author of “Music Everywhere: The Rock and Roll Roots of a Southern Town,” will have a talk and signing at Third House Books & Coffee in Gainesville.

 From Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers to Stephen Stills and the Eagles’ Don Felder and Bernie Leadon, Gainesville cultivated some of the most celebrated musicians and songwriters of the time. Marty Jourard brings to light a key chapter in American rock and roll history.

Marty Jourard, a Gainesville native who released five albums and two top-ten singles with the 1980s band The Motels, is the author of “Start Your Own Band.” He teaches songwriting classes at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle.

For more information about Third House Books & Coffee, visit: www.thirdhousebooks.com

Read more about “Music Everywhere” here: upf.com

Courtesy Gainesville FL Realtor Linda Luetjen.

Tags: Just For Fun · Things To Do

Things To Do Gainesville FL: Partake of the Past!

April 7th, 2017 · No Comments

When: Sunday, April 9, 2017

Where: Dudley Farm Historic State Park
18730 W Newberry Road

Travel back in time and discover an 1885 working farm. Girl Scouts, and docents demonstrate various tasks, skills, and games of the era. This is what might have happened in an 1880’s farm during the day. Chores, and games; a part of life. Then enjoy the day with an old-fashioned picnic on the farm. An educational period immersion and crafts.

Event Website

Courtesy Gainesville FL Realtor Linda Luetjen.

 

Tags: Just For Fun · Things To Do