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

Summer’s Over September marks the beginning of after school programs, sports programs and best of all, weekend family events start becoming more and more prevalent. September is also a great time for day trips with little kids since the big kids are all back in school and the parks are less crowded. Have fun with your families this month!

Kathy Stewart

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

For more fun ideas on things to do with kids around Gainesville, read Kathy ‘s articles on Examiner.com

Kids Events in Gainesville Kids Events Near Gainesville Fundraisers and Non-Profit Events Giveaways Sports Events Programs and Classes Library Programs Story Times School Events Fun Around Town Restaurant Fun Kids Eat Cheap At the Movies School Events

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Kids Events in Gainesville

September 2011 Mon

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2 United Downtown

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5 LABOR DAY

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9 10 United Downtown Thomas The Train Play Date CFA Orange & Blue Night Furry Friend Sleepover Sun Country Sleepover

11 Gathering for Peace, Understanding and Hope

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16 Lady Day United Downtown

17 EARS Family Day/Membership Drive Family Day at the Harn Lady Day Lego Ninjago Spinjitzu Training Camp

18 Cabaret CafĂŠ

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20 21 22 Sesame Street Live Sesame Street Live

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24 4H Open House Alachua County Heart Walk Kids4Kids Triathlon Latino Festival Thornebrook Art Festival Yermen Friends of Children 5K

25 ACSCA Grand Prix Thornebrook Art Festival

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30 United Downtown

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September 2011 Mon

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Kids Events Near Gainesville

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2 Labor Day Bash Ocala Shrine Rodeo

3 Huddle House Labor Day Weekend Kickoff Bash Labor Day Bash Ocala Shrine Rodeo Wild Adventures Canned Food Drive

4 Labor Day Bash

5 LABOR DAY

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16 Smokin’ Pig Fest

17 EARS Family Day/Membership Drive Elephant Appreciation Day Smokin’ Pig Fest

18 Old Time Dance at O’Leno State Park

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24 Florida Monarch Festival Marion County Springs Festival Olustee Civil War Expo

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30 Newberry Cornfield Maze Opens


Click here to see listings of fun day trips with kids.


Fundraisers & September 2011Non-Profit Events Mon

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2 United Downtown

3 Children’s Miracle Network Community Breakfast Wild Adventures Canned Food Drive

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5 LABOR DAY

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9 United Downtown

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16 United Downtown

17 EARS Family Day/Membership Drive

18 Education Ball

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23 24 Stop Children’s Cancer 4H Open House Charity Golf Classic Alachua County Heart Walk Kids4Kids Triathlon Yermen Friends of Children 5K

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30 United Downtown

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Giveaways


September 2011 Mon

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Sports Events Fri

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2 3 Ocala Shrine Rodeo Ocala Shrine Rodeo Sun Country Gym Jam

4 Family Fun Shoot

5 LABOR DAY

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9 10 Sun Country Gym Jam

11 Family Fun Shoot

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16 17 Sun Country Gym Jam

18 Family Fun Shoot

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23 24 Sun Country Gym Jam Alachua County Heart Walk Kids4Kids Triathlon Yermen Friends of Children 5K

25 Family Fun Shoot

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30 Sun Country Gym Jam

UF Volleyball Kids Korner


September 2011 Mon

5 LABOR DAY

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6 Sprout Learning Resources Infant/Toddler Story Time

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7 Barnyard Buddies

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Programs & Classes Fri

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1 Family Safety Night

2 Feed-a-Frog Friday Tot Time Family Jam Night Sun Country Stay and Play Sun Country Gym Jam

3 Home Depot Kids Workshop

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9 Sun Country Stay and Play Sun Country Gym Jam Movies on the Square

10 11 Hogtown Reptile Shop Kids Program Dance Alive Open Auditions iLowe’s Build & Grow Clinic Michael’s Family Events Playful Surprises from the Pantry

Sun Country Stay and Play 12 Art Classes With Jane Gravois

13 14 Sun Country Stay Barnyard and Play Buddies

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16 Sun Country Stay and Play Sun Country Gym Jam

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20 21 Sun Country Stay Barnyard and Play Buddies

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23 Sun Country Stay and Play Sun Country Gym Jam

24 Lowe’s Build & Grow Clinic 4H Open House

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27 28 Barnyard Tot Time Sun Country Stay Buddies and Play

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30 Sun Country Stay and Play Sun Country Gym Jam

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


September 2011 Mon 5 LABOR DAY CLOSED

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Library Programs

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6 7 3:30 Homework Help @ Library 1:30 Tonewood Music Partnership @ Millhopper 3:30 Panther Den @Newberry

2:00 Gaming @ Alachua

3:30 Wii Fun @ Millhopper

3:00 SF Zoo @Hawthorne

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8 4:00 Arts & Crafts @ Library Partnership

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15 16 3:00 Fun Activities @ Library Partnership

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24 25 11:00 Puppet Man and Storybook Lady @Millhopper

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3:30 Wii @Headquarters

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13 2:30 Butterfly Bonanza @ High Springs 3:30 Bees are Buzzing @Millhopper

14 10:30 Cuentos Latinoamericanos @ Headquarters 2:00 Gaming @ Alachua

3:30 Homework Help @ Library 3:30 Wii Fun @Hawthorne Partnership 3:30 Panther Den @Newberry

3:30 Wii Fun @Headquarters

6:30 Science Fair Help @Headquarters

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20 1:30 Tonewood Music @ Tower Road

21 2:00 Gaming @ Alachua

3:00 Club Day for Pre-Teens 3:30 Homework Help @ Library @Alachua Partnership 3:30 Wii Fun @Headquarters 3:30 Panther Den @Newberry

26 3:30 Gainesville Creative Kids @Tower Road

27 28 3:30 Homework Help @ Library 2:00 Gaming @ Alachua Partnership 3:30 Panther Den @Newberry

3:30 Wii Fun @Headquarters


Story Times Mondays

Tuesdays

Wednesdays

Thursdays

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)

Headquarters Library 10:30AM starting 9/8

Archer Library 10:30 on 9/14 & 9/28

Milhopper Library 10:30AM

Millhopper Library 11AM—Babies starting 9/14

Alachua Library 11AM

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

Micanopy Library 11AM Newberry Library 11AM

Saturdays Books a Million 10:AM


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

Sun Country Sports Stay & Play Tuesdays and Fridays 9-11

Gator Game Day Drop Off Program Every home game

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

Mommies Day Out Monday-Friday

Family Jam Night at Studio Percussion 1st Friday night 6:00-8:00 PM

Academy Preschool Parents Day Out Wednesdays 8-12 or 8-5

Sun Country Sports Family Fun Nights 2nd Friday night 6:30-8:30PM

Sun Country Little Lunchers First Friday of the month 11-1

Alley Gatorz Family Fun Days Saturday 10-Noon Kids bowl free

Sun Country Gym Jam Friday nights 5-7PM

Corks & Colors Open Studio Saturdays 12-6

Trinity UMC Parents Night Out 3rd Friday night of the month 5:30 –8:30PM

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 43rd St: Tuesdays 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

Tuesdays

Wednesdays

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 Every Monday 4:00PM at Headquarters Saturday September 3rd 2:00PM at Millhopper Tuesday, September 13th 3:30PM at Tower Road

Tioga Town Center Movies on the Square Friday, September 9th Show begins at dark FREE SHOWING “Little Giants”


School Events

Would you like to get the word out about an event at your child’s school? Send an email to info@fun4gatorkids.com to have a listing for your school’s fair, festival or fun-draiser appear on this page!

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