i.Baby & Me Class 10:45–11:30 a.m. independance Studio Independancestudio.com Moms, dads and grandparents are welcomed to join their little ones between the ages of 18 months and 2.5 years in a dance and movement class. Classes cost $15. Event repeats every Wednesday.
National Doughnut Day
UF Health Shands Childbirth Education Class
Harn Museum Nights: Picture Perfect
9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. UF Health Shands Conference Room 9433 Ufhealth.org
6–9 p.m. The Harn Museum Harn.ufl.edu
This expansive course covers the birthing process, pain management options, and postpartum care. It includes a tour of the labor and delivery and mother/baby units. The class costs $50.
Create art, watch a performance and explore our shared humanity through a variety of media at this free event.
10th Annual Taste of Greater Gainesville 5-9 p.m. Exactech Arena Tasteofgainesville.com
Gym Jam 1:30–3:30 p.m. Sun Country Sports – West Suncountrysports.com Children 5 years and older will participate in a coach-led warm-up, receive instruction on each gym apparatus and have open workout time during this two hour program. Prices range from $19 for members to $21 for non-members. Repeats every Friday. JUNE 7
Stay and Play 9–11 a.m. Sun Country Sports – West Suncountrysports.com Kiddos 5 years and younger will develop basic motor skills as they participate in obstacle courses and bounce around in the Bounce Room before ending with Circle Time and a snack. Prices range from $11.50 for members to $14 for non-members. Repeats every Tuesday.
Taste food from over 40 restaurants, an auction and an Iron Chef Competition at a charity event that benefits the Child Advocacy Center of Gainesville, Tyler’s Hope for a Dystonia Cure, PACE Center for Girls and Ronald McDonald House of Charities. JUNE 8-9
North Florida Pet Adoption Days Saturday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. PetSmart, Alachua County Humane Society, Alachua County Animal Services and Gainesville Pet Rescue Come out to one of the above four locations to adopt a sterilized, microchipped and vaccinated animal for free! JUNE 12
Story Time at the Zoo
Free Fridays Concert Series: Little Jake & The Soul Searchers
10–10:30 a.m. Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo
8–10 p.m. Bo Diddley Plaza Gnvculturalseries.org Enjoy blues music under the stars at this free, family-friendly concert. JUNE 8
Jazz on the Green 7 p.m. Celebration Pointe Celebrationpointe.com Spread out a blanket and enjoy live music while your kids play games on the lawn. Enjoy live music, food and drinks from local food trucks, lawn games and more. This event is on the second Saturday of every month.
Bring the kids out for a free story time hosted by Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo and the Alachua County Library. JUNE 13
Broadway Babies 9:15–10 a.m. Sun Country Sports – West Suncountrysports.com This parent-toddler program will help your little one explore music and dance through props, costumes and fun-filled activities. Admission ranges from $10 for members to $12 for nonmembers.
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Movie Night: “How to Train Your Dragon” 8–10 p.m. Tioga Town Center Tiogatowncenter.com Bring the kiddos out to Tioga Town Center for a free, family-friendly movie under the stars. Be sure to pack lawn chairs or a blanket. JUNE 14
Gainesville Mom Prom 8 p.m. Gainesville Woman’s Club Acpmhc.com Enjoy a night of food, drinks, dancing and raffle, all while supporting the Alachua County Perinatal Mental Health Coalition at this ladies-only event. JUNE 15
Back Handspring and Tuck Boot Camp 1–4 p.m. Sun Country Sports – West Suncountrysports.com Send your aspiring tumbler to this boot camp to help him/her finally master the back handspring and back tuck. Prices range from $28 for members and $30.25 for non-members when paid in advance to $42 the day of the event. JUNE 15
Ninja Jam 2:15– 3:30 p.m. Sun Country Sports – West Suncountrysports.com Designed for boys and girls between the ages of 3 and 13, this class includes 30 minutes of mixed group instruction and 45 minutes of open ninja time. Prices range from $16.50 for members to $20 for non-members.
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