Kanapaha Botanical Gardens Guided Walk
Family Fishing Day: Fishing for Success 8 a.m. – Noon UF/IFAS Fishing Ponds Sfrc.ufl.edu Take the kiddos fishing in one of the six UF/IFAS catching ponds. You can bring your own gear or use the provided loaner poles and bait. The event is free and open to the public, but donations of aluminum cans and used printer toner cartridges are appreciated.
10 a.m. – Noon Kanapaha Botanical Gardens Kanapaha.org Take your family out for a guided tour of Kanapaha Botanical Gardens’ 24 major collections. This tour is $8 for adults, $4 for children (5-13) and free for children under 5 as well as members. JULY 7
Kulaqua’s River Ranch Water Park Community Day 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Kulaqua River Ranch Water Park Kulaqua.com Kulaqua’s River Ranch is open on select days over the summer for the community. Admission is $12.50 a person and children under 3 years old are free. JULY 10
Story Time at the Zoo 10–10:30 a.m. Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo Bring the kids out for a free story time hosted by Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo and the Alachua County Library.
UF Health Shands Newborn Care Class 7–9 p.m. UF Health Shands Conference Room 9433 Ufhealth.org This class is designed to help new parents learn to care for their newborn and covers topics such as diapering, soothing and infant safety. The class is $15 to attend. JULY 17
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. JULY 17
Harn Museum Nights: Innovate + Create
Enjoy activities and scavenger hunts related to innovation and creativity, as well as refreshments, all for free. JULY 12
Free Fridays Concert Series: Summer of ‘69 8–10 p.m. Bo Diddley Plaza Gnvculturalseries.org
5–9 p.m. Main Street, Alachua Cityofalachua.com The whole family can enjoy music, food and shopping in Alachua’s Downtown area at this monthly event. JULY 19
Free Fridays Concert Series: California Dreaming 8–10 p.m. Bo Diddley Plaza Gnvculturalseries.org Enjoy jazz and folk music under the stars at this free, family-friendly concert.
Enjoy jazz and folk music under the stars at this free, family-friendly concert.
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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. JULY 20
Dash and Splash Summer Series 8 a.m. Westside Pool Apm.activecommunities.com/ gainesvilleparksandrec This race, which includes a 4-mile run and 800-meter swim, is a great way to spend your Saturday. The race is for ages 13 and older, younger children who are currently on a competitive swim team may enter with permission. The registration fee ranges from $25 for city residents to $38 for non-city residents. JULY 21
High Springs Music in the Park 2–4 p.m. High Springs Community Center & Museum Highspringsmusicinthepark.com Enjoy the tunes of Christopher Mrofchak the classical guitarist, with special guest, Raymond Lohengrin. JULY 23
UF Health Shands Breastfeeding Class 7–9 p.m. UF Health Shands Conference Room 9433 Ufhealth.org Perfect for expecting mothers, this class teaches you the benefits of breastfeeding, optimal latch positions, how to store pumped milk and more. The class costs $15 to attend. JULY 27
Parent’s Night Out 6–9 p.m. Sun Country Sports – West Suncountrysports.com Parents, take a night for you! Drop your kindergarten-aged or older children off for a night of gymnastics, games, rock climbing and more. Parent’s Night Out is available to Sun Country Members only, and prices range from $20 per child in advance to $27 per child the day of the event.
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6–9 p.m. The Harn Museum Harn.ufl.edu
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