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May 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

Summer Camps And Swim Lessons The fun weekend events are winding down, so it’s a good time of year to try some day trips. Plus now is the time to register your kids for swim lessons and summer camps. Enjoy!

Kathy Stewart INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

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Kids Events Benefits for Kids Sports Events School Events Programs and Classes Family Fun Days/ Nights At the Movies Story Times Library Programs Restaurant Fun Kids Eat Free/ Cheap Directory

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Sun 1 The 39 Steps River Ranch open World of Nations Jack Hanna Weekend at Sea World Lowry Zoo Dia Del Nino Cirque Shanghai Bai Xi

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4 The 39 Steps

5 Commedia Tales of King Arthur The 39 Steps

6 Sun Country Mother’s Day Sleepover The 39 Steps

7 Commedia Tales of King Arthur The 39 Steps GYC Mother’s Day Concert Pink Hats Pink Hearts Mother Daughter Tea Fitness Extravaganza Lego Ninjago Event at ToysRUs Brazilian Cultural Performance and Capoeira Batizado Decorate a Mother’s Day Cake at Publix

8 The 39 Steps River Ranch open Decorate a Mother’s Day Cake at Publix GCB Mother’s Day Concert Harn Mother’s Day Event

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10 11 Haagen Daazs Free Scoop Day

12 Commedia Tales of King Arthur

13 Tioga Town Center Movies on the Square Sun Country Family Night

14 Commedia Tales of King Arthur Spring Moonlight Walk Windsor Zucchini Festival Jacksonville Zoo Water Safety Day

15 Open House at Camp Kateri

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21 Commedia Tales of King Arthur Newberry Watermelon Festival Sweet Dreams Touch a Truck Learn to Fly Day

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28 Florida Folk Festival Blue Crab Festival Cirque Shanghai Bai Xi Sea Hunt Event at Silver Springs

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Sun 1 Family Fun Shoot

2 Florida Team Cheer Tryouts

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15 Family Fun Shoot Swim for Safety

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21 Family Fishing Day Youth Golf Saturday Camp

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Programs & Classes Thu

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Programs Now Registering

EVERY Saturday

French, Fun Food & Foreign Languages Artsy Kids Studio Gainesville Creative Kids

French Club Little Arts at the Little Shop Living History Days Planetarium Kids Matinee Retirement Home for Horses

2 3 4 5 Little Pretender Miss Jess’ Dudley Farm Crafts & Demos Tonewood Music Adventure Kids Music Barnyard Buddies Class Wee Ones Little Explorer Mother’s Day Craft

6 Family Jam Night Tot Time Feed-A-Frog Friday Michael’s Family Events Tiny Scholar

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7 Home Depot Kids Workshop Lowe’s Build & Grow Clinic Little Shop Mother’s Day Craft

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14 Dudley Kids Hogtown Pet a Reptile Day Lowe’s Build & Grow Clinic

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Discovery Room at Florida Museum of Natural History opens every day for the summer May 28th


Family Fun Days/ Nights Game Night at Wild Iris Books Mondays at 6:30PM Chick-fil-A Family Fun Night Tuesdays 5:30-7:30PM *NEW* Beef O’Brady’s on 43rd Family Safety Night 1st Thursday Night 5:30-7:30PM 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 Sun Country Sports Family Fun Nights 2nd Friday night 6:30-8:30PM

Kids Drop Off Programs O2BKids Parents Night Out Fridays 6:00-10:30 PM Friday Fun Night at the YMCA 4th Friday night of the month 6-11PM


At the Movies

Free Movies at the Library Teen Movie TBA Every Thursday 3PM High Springs Branch Legend of the Guardians: May 7th2PM Millhopper Branch

Saturday, 8:PM / 10:30PM FREE SHOWING

Friday, May 13th Show begins at dark FREE SHOWING

TB A May 14th 2PM / Headquarters Branch


Mondays Millhopper Library 6:30PM on 5/16

Wednesdays Tot Spot 11AM

Tuesdays

Archer Library 10:30 on 5/4

Library Partnership 9:30AM

Micanopy Library 11AM

High Springs Library 11AM

Newberry Library 11AM

Tower Road Library 10:30AM & 7:00PM 2nd & 4th Tuesdays

Millhopper Library 11AM 2md and 4th Wednesdays

Chick-Fil A 5:30PM Every 2nd Tuesday

Headquarters Library 10:30 on 5/25

Story Times Thursdays

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Hawthorne Library 10:30AM

Little Shop 10:30AM

Milhopper Library 10:30AM Alachua Library 11AM

Saturdays Books a Million 10:AM Headquarters Library 10:30AM on 5/7 Milhopper Library 9:30AM


Library Programs Mondays May 23rd Gainesville Creative Kids / Tower 3:30

Tuesdays May 3rd Kids Love Books/ Millhopper: 3:30

May 17th Tonewood Tuesdays / Tower 1:30 Wii Fun / Millhopper 3:30

Thursdays May 12th Musikgarten / Headquarters 10:30 Fun and Exciting Activities / Library Partnership 2:00

May 24th Sushi Yummy / Millhopper 3:30

May 31st Block Fest / Headquarters 10:30

Wednesdays Every Wednesday Gaming / Alachua 1:00 Panther Den / Newberry 3:30 Wii Wednesday / Headquarters 4:00

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Fridays No activities scheduled

Saturdays May 7th Celebrate National Train Day / Newberry 2:00

May 21st Game Day/ Millhopper 2:00

Tonewood Music / Millhopper 1:30 Children’s Open Mic / Headquarters 3:30

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May 1st Flowers for Mom / Micanopy 2:00

Calling All Comedians / Newberry 3:30


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

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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

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