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August 2011 Contact Info For advertising inquiries: advertising@fun4gatorkids.com To submit information about events: listings@fun4gatorkids.com Please send comments or questions to: kathy@fun4gatorkids.com

Back to School! Where has the summer gone?? Sigh. I hope your kids have been enjoying camp, swimming, sleeping in, and enjoying the fun free summer activities around town or whatever fun your family enjoys together.

Kathy Stewart INSIDE THIS ISSUE

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Kids Events Fundraisers and Non-Profit Events Sports Events and Tryouts Programs and Classes Library Programs Story Times School Events Fun Around Town Restaurant Fun Kids Eat Cheap

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1 2 Hipp Camp Hipp Camp ProducProductions tions National Night Out

3 Hipp Camp Productions JBF Sale

4 Hipp Camp Productions Family Safety Night JBF Sale

5 Sizzling Summer Celebration Family Jam Night JBF Sale

6 7 Mission Back to School /Backpack Blast JBF Sale EARS Family Tour & Membership Drive

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11 Harn Museum Night

12 Movies on the Square

13 Craft Rendezvous Belk Kidfest O2B Kids Back to School Bash Sun Country Sunny’s Showcase Stop the Violence Back to School Rally

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19 Cows, Capes and Comics at Chick-fil-A

20 Archer Back to School Bash Back to School Rally and Health Fair Circus Pages Civil War Reenactment Family Fishing Day Rockin It Back Family Concert

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22 FIRST DAY OF

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26 FLMNH Celebration of Sound

27 Tioga Town Fair

28 Independance Studio Open

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Fundraisers & Non-Profit Events Fri

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6 Mission Back to School and Backpack Blast

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11 Tyler’s Hope Golf Tournament

12 Tyler’s Hope Golf Tournament

13 Tyler’s Hope Golf Tournament Hawthorne Community Bowl Stop the Violence Back to School Rally

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19 CHS Treasure Hunt

20 CHS Treasure Hunt Gala for Kids

21 CHS Treasure Hunt

22 23 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

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26 Food Drive at Westside Pool

27 Tioga Town Fair

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Sports Events

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5 10/11 u Travel Ball Tryouts

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Sun 7 Girls Place Volleyball Evaluations Family Fun Shoot

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13 Girls Place Volleyball Evaluations Alley Gatorz Youth Bowling League Registration Day

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16 Gatorball Tryouts

17 Gatorball Tryouts

18 Gatorball Tryouts

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20 Youth Soccer Registration

21 Family Fun Shoot

22 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

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26 YMCA Registration deadline for flag football and soccer

27 Youth Soccer Registration Hunting Expo

28 Family Fun Shoot Hunting Expo

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Programs & Classes Fri

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4 Family Safety Night

5 Tot Time Family Jam Night

6 Home Depot Kids Workshop Star Center Auditions

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8 French/ & English Reading Program

9 French/ & English Reading Program

10 French/ & English Reading Program

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13 Hogtown Reptile Shop Kids Program i-dance team auditions Lowe’s Build & Grow Clinic Michael’s Family Events Playful Surprises from the Pantry O2BKids Programs Sign Up Sun Country Programs Open House Star Center Auditions

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15 French/ & English Reading

16 French/ & English Reading

17 French/ & English Reading

18 French/ & English Reading Program

19 French/ & English Reading Program

20 Family Fishing Day

21 Michael’s Family Events

22 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

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25 GYC Auditions

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27 Lowe’s Build & Grow Clinic

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30 Tot Time

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EVERY Saturday French Club Living History Days Planetarium Kids Matinee Retirement Home for Horses Skate Station Skating Lessons


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Tue 2 3:30 Wii Fun@Millhopper

Library Programs

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3 1:30 Tonewood Music @Millhopper

4 2:00 Florida Dairy Farming Fun @Newberry

2:00 Gaming @Alachua

2:00 Tye-Dye @Alachua

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7 1:00 Sidewalk Chalk @Millhop per

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20 2:00 Game Day @Millhopper

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27 28 11:00 Puppet Man & Storybook Lady @Millhopper

3:00 Wii @Headquarters 8

9 2:30 Rusty the Clown @High Springs 3:30 One World, Many Stories @Millhopper

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16 1:30 Tonewood Tuesdays @Tower

10 2:00 Gaming @Alachua

11 2:00 Drumming @Alachua

2:00 Zumbatomic @Millhopper

3:30 One World, Many Stories @Millhopper

3:00 Wii @Headquarters

4:00 Arts&Crafts @Library Partnership

17 2:00 Gaming @Alachua

18 2:00 Summer Reading Program Finale @Alachua

3:00 Wii @Headquarters 3:30 One World, Many Stories @Millhopper

22 3:30 Gainesville Creative Kids @ Tower

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3:15 Wii @Hawthorne

24 2:00 Gaming @Alachua 3:00 Wii @Headquarters

31 2:00 Gaming @Alachua 3:00 Wii @Headquarters

3:30 One World, Many Stories @Millhopper

25 4:00 Arts&Crafts @Library Partnership


Story Times Mondays

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Library Partnership 9:30AM

Sprout Learning Resources 10AM

Hawthorne Library 10:30AM

Sprout Learning Resources 10AM—Infants 10:45 –Toddlers

Learning Path 10:30 (RSVP PLEASE)

Milhopper Library 10:30AM

Millhopper Library 11AM—Babies 8/3, 8/17, 8/31

Alachua Library 11AM

High Springs Library 11AM Tower Road Library 10:30AM & 7:00PM 2nd & 4th Tuesdays FL Museum of Natural History 11:00AM Chick-Fil A 5:30PM Every 2nd Tuesday

Micanopy Library 11AM Newberry Library 11AM

Saturdays Books a Million 10:AM


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School Events

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1 Passages Fort Clarke

2 Passages Fort Clarke Passages High Springs

3 Passages Bishop Passages High Springs

4 Passages Bishop

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20 Archer Back to School Bash

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Fun Around Town Family Fun Days/ Nights

Kids Drop Off Programs

Game Night at Wild Iris Books Mondays at 6:30PM

O2BKids Parents Night Out Fridays 6:00-10:30 PM

Chick-fil-A Family Fun Night Tuesdays 5:30-7:30PM

Friday Fun Night at the YMCA 4th Friday night of the month 6-11PM

Beef O’Brady’s on 43rd Family Safety Night 1st Thursday Night 5:30-7:30PM

Gator Game Day Drop Off Program Every home game

Skate Station Funworks Family Days Saturdays Alley Gatorz Family Fun Days Saturday 10-Noon Kids bowl free Sun Country Sports Stay & Play Tuesdays and Fridays 9-11 Family Jam Night at Studio Percussion 1st Friday night 6:00-8:00 PM (No session in July) Sun Country Sports Family Fun Nights 2nd Friday night 6:30-8:30PM Mickle Pool Family Fun Nights Monday and Tuesday nights 5-7PM Family Fun Shoot Sundays 2-4PM


Restaurant Fun Space Walk Bounce House Burger King Archer Rd & Newberry Rd—Friday Nights Beef ‘O’ Brady’s on Archer Road—Tuesday Nights

Magic Mike Beef O’Brady’s on Archer Rd: Wednesdays 5:30-8:30 Sonny’s on Archer Road: Fridays 5:30-8:30 Moe’s on Newberry Rd: Sundays 12-3

Cody’s Roadhouse Monday 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

Napolatano’s Trivia Night—Monday Nights Live Bands—Sunday Nights


Kids Eat Cheap Every Day

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Bahn Thai— Kids eat free at the lunch buffet with 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 Haile Village Bistro

CiCis PIZZA - Kids under 3 eat free from the buffet w/ adult purchase. (Drink not included) 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

Sundays Mamma Mia Kids eat FREE at buffet w/ adult purchase Steak and Shake - Kids 12 and under eat FREE with purchase of adult meal

Mondays Cody’s Original Steakhouse Kids 10 and under eat FREE with adult purchase David's Real Pit BBQ One FREE kid's meal with one adult meal purchased Newberry’s Backyard BBQ $1.50 Kids meals with adult purchase Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q Kids 12 and under eat 1/2 off with adult purchase

Chick-fil-A— Kids eat free with adult purchase 5:30-7:30PM CiCi's PIZZA - $1.99 Kids Buffet with every Adult Buffet purchased Cody’s Original Steakhouse 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 I Love NY Pizza in Haile—Kids 10 and under eat free with adult purchase Kazbor's Grille - Kids 10 and under eat FREE with adult purchase Texas Roadhouse - Kids 12 and under eat for $.99 with adult purchase / 4 - 8pm

Kids eat FREE Joe’s Place – Kids 10 and under eat FREE with each adult meal 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 Tuesdays 2:30PM at Headquarters Branch Saturday August 6th 2:00PM at Millhopper Branch

Friday, August 12th Show begins at dark FREE SHOWING


August 2011