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Calendar April 2012

Over 1000 listings of kids activities in the greater Gainesville area Here’s what’s happening this month!   

LOTS MORE fun family events! It’s STILL Easter Egg Hunting Season! Time to register for SUMMER CAMPS

There a NEW page on the website that lists events and programs JUST FOR PARENTS!

Fun Around Town Outdoor Activities Animal Encounters Day Trips Nature Adventures Playgrounds U-Pick Farms

Fun Around Town Indoor Activities Arcades Frozen Treats Indoor Play Areas Museums Rainy Day Places Restaurant Fun


This Month’s Calendar Kids Events Family Theater Productions Egg Hunts and Easter Events School Events Ongoing Programs and Classes Spring Break Camps Programs Now Registering Library Programs Story Times Restaurant Fun Kids Cheap/ Free Nights At the Movies Hot Local Deals

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Kids Events

April 2012 Mon

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2 UF Gator Softball Camp

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5 Antique Tractor Show

6 Antique Tractor Show Chambers Farm Pow Wow Farm to Family Full Moon Festival

7 Antique Tractor Show Chambers Farm Pow Wow Community Picnic Farm to Family Full Moon Festival Kids Photography Workshop Orange and Blue Debut Easter Egg Moon Event Spring Portraits at Cellon Oak Park Viva Europe

8 Chambers Farm Pow Wow Farm to Family Full Moon Festival

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12 Levy County Fair

13 Levy County Fair UF Symphony Concert

14 EARS Animal Sanctuary Family Tour Grace UMC Spring Carnival Levy County Fair Party for the Planet at the Zoo Santa Fe College Spring Arts Festival Sun Country Splash Bash

15 Alachua Spring Festival Levy County Fair Party for the Planet at the Zoo

Santa Fe College Spring Arts Festival Vetfest

UF College of Veterinary Medicine Open House

Vetfest

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18 Tuscawilla Learning Center Family Program

19 Tuscawilla Learning Center Family Program

20 Geddy the Gecko Earth Day Show Ropin’ in the Swamp

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26 Campus USA Great Tent Event

27 28 Campus Campus USA Great Tent Event USA Great Cedar Key Arts Fest Tent Event Farm and Forest Festival Gator Fly In Marion County Farmland Preservation Festival Pioneer Days Wild Hog Canoe and Kayak Race YMCA Healthy Kids Day

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21 Bradford County Strawberry Festival Family Day at the Harn FLMNH Earth Day BioBlitz Gainesville Great Cloth Diaper Change Girls on the Run 5K Race Geddy the Gecko Earth Day Show Primavera Chalk Festival Ropin’ in the Swamp Walk to End Child Abuse

22 Bradford County Strawberry Festival EHGSA Earth Day Festival Fanning Springs Earth Day Scavenger Hunt Geddy the Gecko Earth Day Show Kanapaha Botanical Gardens Bee Workshop Sweet Dreams Chocolate Night

29 Cedar Key Arts Fest Pioneer Days Eat Local Challenge GHFC Family Fitness Day Spotlight on Youth

Listings for Easter Events and Egg Hunts can be found on page 11


Family Theater Productions Cinderella runs April 12th—15th and 19th—22nd at Buchholz High School Auditorium Midsummer Night’s Dream opens April 13th at the Hippodrome Once on This Island runs April 19th—29th at the Actor’s Warehouse Thoroughly Modern Millie runs Wed-Sun through April 15th at Gainesville Community Playhouse Wizard of Oz runs Thursdays and Saturdays through April 28th at the Thomas Center Zombie Prom runs April 19th—28th at Eastside High School Auditorium


Egg Hunts April 7th Abiding Savior Lutheran Church Abundant Grace Church Celebration UMC Destiny Community Church Faith Presbyterian Northwest Baptist Parker Road Baptist Trinity UMC Vineyard of Gainesville Waldo Flea Market Weeki Wachee Springs April 8th: Ginnie Springs

More Easter Events Photos with the Easter Bunny at the Oaks Mall: March 24th—April 7th City Wide Easter Celebration at the Phillips Center: April 8th


School Events Kindergarten Roundup: April 25th 2PM VPK Roundups: April 3rd, 6th, 13th, 14th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 30th


On-Going Programs & Classes Mondays

Thursdays

Saturdays

Every Monday

Every Thursday

Every Saturday

Mommy and Me Yoga at the little shop Homeschoolers Park Day

O2BKids Morning Magic Bilingual Enrichment for Preschoolers

Every other Monday

First Thursday

Art Classes with Jane Gravois

Harn Museum Night

Tuesdays

Fridays

O2BKids Morning Magic Artsy Kids Open Studio Do-Re-Moosica at Sprout French Club Living History Days Planetarium Kids Matinee Michael’s Kids Craft Events Mill Creek Farm Retirement Home for Horses Skate Station Skating Lessons Family Yoga at the little shop

Every Tuesday

Every Friday

O2BKids Morning Magic Sun Country Stay and Play Bilingual Enrichment for Preschoolers Children’s Zumba Chick-fil-A Family Night Mommy & Me Lunch at the little shop Zumbatomic at the little shop

O2BKids Parents Night Out PJ Library Tot Shabbat Sun Country Gym Jam Sun Country Stay and Play Scribble and Dribble at the little shop Zumbatomic at the little shop

First Tuesday

First Friday

Story/ Craft Time at Sprout

Feed-a-Frog Fridays Sun Country Little Lunchers Tot Time at the Harn

Last Tuesday Tot Time at the Harn

Second Friday Every Other Tuesday

First Saturday Home Depot Kids Workshop

Second Saturday Dudley Kids Hogtown Reptile Shop Children’s Program Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinic

Third Saturday Family Fishing Day Old Time Dance at O’Leno Park

Fourth Saturday Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinic

Sun Country Family Night

Mommy and Me Play date at Miracles

Third Friday Trinity UMC Parents Night Out

Wednesdays Every Wednesday O2BKids Morning Magic Barnyard Buddies Parents Day Out at Academy Preschool Wild and Wiggly at the little shop Twinkle Toes at the little shop Mommy & Me Lunch at the little shop

Fourth Friday YMCA FridayFun Night

Every Other Friday

Sundays Every Sunday Artsy Kids Open Studio Family Fun Shoot

Warrior Training at the little shop Superhero Training at the little shop

Second Sunday

Library

Every Week Day

Turn to page 16 for library programs

Gainesville Hoola Hoop Jam

A Child’s Academy Mommies Day Out


Spring Break Camps Camp Good News City of Gainesville Dreamstone Farm Earth Academy Day Camp FLMNH Playful Escapes Florida Fencing Academy French, Fun, Food and Foreign Languages

Gainesville Tennis Academy Gatorball Baseball Academy Girl’s Place, Inc. Harn Museum Hippodrome Jonesville Tennis Center Madonna’s Equestrian Academy O2BKids Pony Paddock at Cedar Lane Skate Station Funworks Sprout Learning Resources Sun Country Sports Center Sylvan Spring Break Boot Camp YMCA—Northwood Location


Programs Now Registering Gainesville Creative Kids—Classes start 4/9 Santa Fe College Kids Corner—Registration begins 3/21 Tonewood Family Music—Registration starts in early March Artsy Kids Studio—Registration Ongoing O2BKids—Registration Ongoing Studio Percussion — Registration Ongoing


Sports Programs Registering Pray then Play Football and Cheerleading: Season April—June Synchro Gainesville Gaviatas— spring session starts April 21st Gator Swim Club—Ongoing Sun Country Sports Center—Ongoing Pro Taekwondo—Ongoing


Library Programs

April 2012 Mo

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2 3 Bunny Bead All About It 3:30PM Hop Junior Panther Den 3:30PM 3:30PM Wii Fun 3:30PM

4 Tween Club 3PM Spring Crafts 3:30PM Wii Wednesday 4PM

5 Gaming 2PM Black Light Science Art 2PM

6 Head Start Registration Drive 10AM Bingo 2PM

7 Musikgarten 11AM Folktales from Europe 1PM

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10 Bear Necessities 3:30PM Alchemy: The Science of Magic: 3:30PM Therapy Dog 3:30PM Junior Panther Den 3:30PM

11 Puppet Show 10:30AM Girls Tea Party 4:30PM Wii Wednesday 4PM

12 Gaming 2PM Arts & Crafts: 4PM

13 Head Start Registration Drive 10AM

14 Alchemy: The Science of Magic: 1PM

15 Alchemy: The Science of Magic: 2:30PM Celebrate Earth Day 3PM

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17 Bead All About It 3:30PM Junior Panther Den 3:30PM Pet Rescue 3:30PM

18 Earth Day Butterfly Releases 10:30AM Tonewood Music 1:30PM Goat Workshop 3PM SFC Zoo Visit 3PM Tween Club 3PM Wii Wednesday 4PM

19 Head Start Registration Drive 1PM Gaming 2PM

20 Head Start Registration Drive 10AM

21 Alchemy: The Science of Magic: 1:30PM Game Day 2PM

22 Celebrate Nature 2:30PM

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24 Bead All About It 3:30PM Junior Panther Den 3:30PM

25 Wii Game Day 3:15PM Wii Wednesday 4PM

26 Gaming 2PM Arts & Crafts: 4PM

27 Head Start Registration Drive 10AM

28 Puppet Man & Storybook Lady 11AM

29 Alchemy: The Science of Magic: 2PM

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See the next page for library story times. Turn to page 22 for movie times at the library.

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Color Code Guide: Alachua Archer Library Partnership

Cone Park Hawthorne Headquarters High Springs Micanopy Millhopper Newberry Tower Road

Professional Moms of Alachua County


Story Times Mondays Cone Park 10:00AM Millhopper Library 6:30PM on 4/9

Wednesdays Learning Path 10:30 (RSVP PLEASE)

Library Partnership 9:30AM Sprout Learning Resources 10:00AM Headquarters Library 10:30AM Archer Library 11AM High Springs Library 11AM Tower Road Library 10:30AM & 7:00PM 2nd Tuesday Chick-Fil A 5:30PM 2nd Tuesdays

Saturdays

Hawthorne Library 10:30AM

Books a Million 10:AM

Headquarters Library 10:30AM 4/4 *Bilingual Story Time

Headquarters Library 10:30AM

Millhopper Library 11AM— 4/11 & 4/25

Milhopper Library 10:30AM

Newberry Library 11AM

Alachua Library 11AM

Micanopy Library 11:30AM

Tuesdays

Thursdays


Restaurant Fun Magic Mike Beef O’Brady’s on 43rd St: Tuesdays 5:30-8:30 Leonardo’s 706 : Wednesdays 6:00 –9:00 Sonny’s on Archer Road: Fridays 5:30-8:30 Moe’s on Newberry Rd: Sundays 12-3

Cody’s Roadhouse Monday and Tuesday Nights The Magic Man performs tableside

Chick Fil-A Fun Nights Tuesday Nights: Arts & Crafts, Games and Entertainment

Gator’s Dockside Tuesday Nights Clown / Balloon Artist

Texas Roadhouse Tuesday Nights Arts & Crafts, Entertainment, Games, and Prizes and Andy the Armadillo

Mexico Lindo Tuesday Nights : Mariachi Band


Kids Eat Cheap Sundays

Tuesdays

Wednesdays

Mamma Mia Kids 9 and under eat FREE at buffet w/ adult purchase

Beef O'Brady's - Kids 12 and under eat FREE with adult purchase /Dine In Only from 4 - 8pm

Applebee’s – Kids eat for .99 price w/ adult purchase

Steak and Shake - Kids 12 and under eat FREE with purchase of adult meal Stevi B’s Kids eat for .99 at the buffet after 4 pm Venice Café—Kids 10 and under eat free with purchase of adult meal

Mondays Bubbaque’s—Kids 8 and under eat FREE with paying adult

Chick-fil-A— Kids eat free with adult purchase 5:30-7:30PM

Blue Highway Pizzeria—Kids eat for $1 with adult purchase of pizza or pasta 4-7PM

Cody’s Original Steakhouse

Haile Village Bistro - Kids eat FREE

Kids 10 and under eat FREE with adult purchase Gainesville Ale House - Kids 12 and under eat FREE with purchase of adult meal Gator’s Dockside - Kids under 12 years of age, l child per adult eat FREE / 6:00-8:30 PM

Cody’s Original Steakhouse -Kids 10 and under eat FREE with adult purchase

I Love NY Pizza in Haile—Kids 10 and under eat free with adult purchase

David's Real Pit BBQ - One FREE kid's meal with one adult meal purchased

Kazbor's Grille - Kids 10 and under eat FREE with adult purchase

Newberry’s Backyard BBQ—$1.50 Kids meals with adult purchase

Texas Roadhouse - Kids 12 and under eat for $.99 with adult purchase / 4 8pm

Pazza Bistro—.99 Kids meals for kids 10 and under with adult purchase Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q - Kids 12 and under eat 1/2 off with adult purchase Venice Café—Kids 10 and under eat free with purchase of adult meal

Every Day Bahn Thai— Kids eat free at the lunch buffet with adult purchase Crispers - Kids 12 and under eat for .99 when wearing Kids Club t-shirt IHOP - Kids 12 and under eat FREE with purchase of adult meal / 4 -10pm

Mamma Mia Kids 9 and under eat FREE at buffet w/ adult purchase O!O Tapas and Tinis—Kids eat free off the kids menu with adult purchase Sisters—Kids eat free off the kids menu with adult purchase. Joe’s Place – Kids 10 and under eat FREE with each adult meal purchase Zaxby’s - 2 kids meals for $.99 with adult purchase

Thursdays Captain D's - Two FREE kid's meals with any adult entree purchase / Dine in only Piccadilly Restaurants - .99 Kid's Meals and $1.99 Big Kids meals / All day Thursdays /11-4 on Saturdays

Fridays Burger King—Kids eat for .99 with adult purchase

Saturdays Piccadilly Restaurants - .99 Kid's Meals and $1.99 Big Kids meals / All day Thursdays /11-4 on Saturdays Steak and Shake - Kids 12 and under eat FREE with purchase of adult meal


At the Movies Free Movies at the Library Every Monday 4PM / Headquarters First Saturday 2PM / Millhopper: Hop Wednesday, April 11th 4PM / Cone Park: Disney’s Cars 2

Click HERE for current show times

Friday, April 13th: Hop


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