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Bamboo Sale

UF Swing Club Yogurtology Fundraiser

Israeli Dance with Tony Arroyo

Salsa, Swing and Argentine Tango with Andy 2 of 4

Blueberries for All

International Folk Dancing

Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen - Waltz

Salsa and Bachata with Salsa Mundial

2

Swing Dance Class and Social

Argentine Tango Papirusa Milonga

3

Ranger Led Tour

Guided Walk

4

Nia Holistic Movement

Contra Dance

Baila Caliente

West Coast Swing Dance in Ocala

UF Argentine Tango Class

5

Gator Salsa Club LA Style and Casino Salsa

English Country Dancing

Israeli Dancing One-Year Beginner Series Starts with Andy

Ballroom

6

6th UF Water Institute Symposium

Frank Annual Conference

Tap with Chaya

Grand Squares

Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen

Line Dancing and Swingout Class

Scottish Country Dancing

Dance Camp International Folk

Salsa

7

6th UF Water Institute Symposium

Florida Earthskills Gathering:

Frank Annual Conference

Bird Walk

Irish Dance

West Coast Swing Class

Baila Caliente Bachata and Salsa

8

Changeville 2018 Music and Arts Festival

Cinema Verde International Environmental Film and Arts Festival Ninth Annual

Florida Earthskills Gathering:

Frank Annual Conference

Public Interest Environmental Conference

Public Interest Environmental Conference

Israeli Dance with Tony Arroyo

International Folk Dancing

Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen - Waltz

Salsa and Bachata with Salsa Mundial

9

Changeville 2018 Music and Arts Festival

Cinema Verde International Environmental Film and Arts Festival Ninth Annual

Florida Earthskills Gathering:

Frank Annual Conference

Public Interest Environmental Conference

Contra Dance in Melrose

Swing Dance Class and Social

10

Bamboo Sale

Cinema Verde International Environmental Film and Arts Festival Ninth Annual

Florida Earthskills Gathering:

Paddle the Great Calusa Blueway Estero To Cayo Costa, Florida

Public Interest Environmental Conference

Working Food Compost Demos

Argentine Tango Milonga El Abrazo with Jon and Judy

Siembra Farms Garden Tour Mulch, Compost, Soil and You

Swinging Speakeasy at Depot Park with Miranda Wilson

Ballroom Dance Party

11

Cinema Verde International Environmental Film and Arts Festival Ninth Annual

Florida Earthskills Gathering:

Nia Holistic Movement

Argentine Tango Milonga El Abrazo with Jon and Judy

Ranger Led Tour

Baila Caliente

West Coast Swing Dance in Ocala

UF Argentine Tango Class

Ecstatic Dance Plus Gong and Potluck

12

Gator Salsa Club LA Style and Casino Salsa

English Country Dancing

Israeli Dancing One-Year Beginner Series Starts with Andy

Ballroom

13

Tap with Chaya

Grand Squares

Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen

Line Dancing and Swingout Class

Scottish Country Dancing

Dance Camp International Folk

Salsa

14

Bird Walk

Introduction to Camellias

Introduction to Camellias

Working Food Spring and Summer Seed Dispersal

Irish Dance

Fort King Valentines Barn Dance

West Coast Swing Class

Baila Caliente Bachata and Salsa

15

Israeli Dance with Tony Arroyo

Salsa, Swing and Argentine Tango with Andy 3 of 4

Seed Savers Micanopy with the Southern Heritage Seed Collective

Working Food Seedy Fun at the Micanopy Library

International Folk Dancing

Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen - Waltz

Salsa and Bachata with Salsa Mundial

16

Happy Hour at Working Food

Swing Dance Class and Social

Salsa Mundial Social

17

Gainesville VegFest

Contra Dance

18

Nia Holistic Movement

Fire Ants

Vintage Waltz

Baila Caliente

West Coast Swing Dance in Ocala

UF Argentine Tango Class

19

Bamboo Sale

Gator Salsa Club LA Style and Casino Salsa

Theatre Dance

English Country Dancing

Adult Ballet

Israeli Dancing One-Year Beginner Series Starts with Andy

Working Food Grow Gainesville Third Monday Meet-up

Ballroom

20

Alpine Hydrogeology: The Critical Role of Groundwater in Sourcing the Headwaters of the World

Tap with Chaya

Grand Squares

Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen

Line Dancing and Swingout Class

Scottish Country Dancing

Dance Camp International Folk

Salsa

21

Bird Walk

Vegetable Gardening for Beginners

Vegetable Gardening for Beginners

Valentine's Day Farm to Table Organic 4 Course Meal

Beginner Belly Dance

Irish Dance

West Coast Swing Social Dance

Baila Caliente Bachata and Salsa

22

Limited Commercias Landscape Manitenance Workshop

Israeli Dance with Tony Arroyo

Salsa, Swing and Argentine Tango with Andy 4 of 4

International Folk Dancing

Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen - Waltz

Salsa and Bachata with Salsa Mundial

23

Dancing with the GODS Weekend

Argentine Tango Milonga Tardecito with Manuel Mazariego

Swing Dance Class and Social

24

Dancing with the GODS Weekend

MCI Dance Classes at Flow Space

Argentine Tango Milonga Tardecito with Manuel Mazariego

Ballroom Dance Party

25

Dancing with the GODS Weekend

Everyone Eats Public Orchard

Nia Holistic Movement

Active Streets at Depot Park

Argentine Tango Milonga Tardecito with Manuel Mazariego

Tap Dancing

Baila Caliente

West Coast Swing Dance in Ocala

UF Argentine Tango Class

Ecstatic Dance Plus Gong and Potluck

26

Foodscape Revolution

Gator Salsa Club LA Style and Casino Salsa

Theatre Dance

English Country Dancing

Adult Ballet

Israeli Dancing with Cyd

Ballroom

27

Green Industries Best Management Practices

Green Industries Best Management Practices

Tap with Chaya

Grand Squares

Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen

Line Dancing and Swingout Class

Scottish Country Dancing

Dance Camp International Folk

Salsa

Aloha. Hula, Samoan and Tahitian Dancing

28

Bird Walk

Spice it Up the Healthy Way

Spice It Up the Healthy Way with Herbs Workshop

Beginner Belly Dance

Irish Dance

West Coast Swing Class

Baila Caliente Bachata and Salsa

Bamboo Sale Thu 2/01 Gainesville KBG
UF Swing Club Yogurtology Fundraiser Thu 2/01 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
Israeli Dance with Tony Arroyo Thu 2/01 Gainesville KolSimcha
Salsa, Swing and Argentine Tango with Andy 2 of 4 Thu 2/01 Gainesville SwingDance
Blueberries for All Thu 2/01 Newberry Frank
International Folk Dancing Thu 2/01 Gainesville GIFD
Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen - Waltz Thu 2/01 Gainesville ParrisDanc
Salsa and Bachata with Salsa Mundial Thu 2/01 Gainesville Mundial
Swing Dance Class and Social Fri 2/02 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
Argentine Tango Papirusa Milonga Fri 2/02 Gainesville Papirusa
Ranger Led Tour Sat 2/03 Gainesville SWP
Guided Walk Sat 2/03 Gainesville KBG
Nia Holistic Movement Sun 2/04 Gainesville Nia Holistic
Contra Dance Sun 2/04 Gainesville GODS
Baila Caliente Sun 2/04 Gainesville Baila Calien
West Coast Swing Dance in Ocala Sun 2/04 Ocala Ocala Dance
UF Argentine Tango Class Sun 2/04 Gainesville UF Argentine
Gator Salsa Club LA Style and Casino Salsa Mon 2/05 Gainesville GSC
English Country Dancing Mon 2/05 Gainesville ECD
Israeli Dancing One-Year Beginner Series Starts with Andy Mon 2/05 Gainesville IDanceAW
Ballroom Mon 2/05 Gainseville Dance 352
6th UF Water Institute Symposium Tue 2/06 Gainesville UFWI
Frank Annual Conference Tue 2/06 Gainesville Frank
Tap with Chaya Tue 2/06 Gainesville Ayurveda Alt
Grand Squares Tue 2/06 Gainesville Grand Square
Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen Tue 2/06 Gainesville ParrisDanc
Line Dancing and Swingout Class Tue 2/06 Gainesville Smooth Flava
Scottish Country Dancing Tue 2/06 Gainesville Scottish
Dance Camp International Folk Tue 2/06 Gainesville DC
Salsa Tue 2/06 Gainesville Mundial
6th UF Water Institute Symposium Wed 2/07 Gainesville UFWI
Florida Earthskills Gathering: Wed 2/07 Hwthorne FE
Frank Annual Conference Wed 2/07 Gainesville Frank
Bird Walk Wed 2/07 Gainesville SWP
Irish Dance Wed 2/07 Gainesville Inisheer Iri
West Coast Swing Class Wed 2/07 Gainesville WCSJA
Baila Caliente Bachata and Salsa Wed 2/07 Gainesville Baila Calien
Changeville 2018 Music and Arts Festival Thu 2/08 Gainesville Frank
Cinema Verde International Environmental Film and Arts Festival Ninth Annual Thu 2/08 Gainesville Cinema Verde
Florida Earthskills Gathering: Thu 2/08 Hwthorne FE
Frank Annual Conference Thu 2/08 Gainesville Frank
Public Interest Environmental Conference Thu 2/08 Gainesville FCI
Public Interest Environmental Conference Thu 2/08 Gainesville UF
Israeli Dance with Tony Arroyo Thu 2/08 Gainesville KolSimcha
International Folk Dancing Thu 2/08 Gainesville GIFD
Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen - Waltz Thu 2/08 Gainesville ParrisDanc
Salsa and Bachata with Salsa Mundial Thu 2/08 Gainesville Mundial
Changeville 2018 Music and Arts Festival Fri 2/09 Gainesville Frank
Cinema Verde International Environmental Film and Arts Festival Ninth Annual Fri 2/09 Gainesville Cinema Verde
Florida Earthskills Gathering: Fri 2/09 Hwthorne FE
Frank Annual Conference Fri 2/09 Gainesville Frank
Public Interest Environmental Conference Fri 2/09 Gainesville UF
Contra Dance in Melrose Fri 2/09 Gainesville GODS
Swing Dance Class and Social Fri 2/09 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
Bamboo Sale Sat 2/10 Gainesville KBG
Cinema Verde International Environmental Film and Arts Festival Ninth Annual Sat 2/10 Gainesville Cinema Verde
Florida Earthskills Gathering: Sat 2/10 Hwthorne FE
Paddle the Great Calusa Blueway Estero To Cayo Costa, Florida Sat 2/10 Estero PF
Public Interest Environmental Conference Sat 2/10 Gainesville UF
Working Food Compost Demos Sat 2/10 Gainesville WF
Argentine Tango Milonga El Abrazo with Jon and Judy Sat 2/10 Gainesville Tango El Abr
Siembra Farms Garden Tour Mulch, Compost, Soil and You Sat 2/10 Gainesville SF
Swinging Speakeasy at Depot Park with Miranda Wilson Sat 2/10 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
Ballroom Dance Party Sat 2/10 Gainesville ParrisDanc
Cinema Verde International Environmental Film and Arts Festival Ninth Annual Sun 2/11 Gainesville Cinema Verde
Florida Earthskills Gathering: Sun 2/11 Hwthorne FE
Nia Holistic Movement Sun 2/11 Gainesville Nia Holistic
Argentine Tango Milonga El Abrazo with Jon and Judy Sun 2/11 Gainesville Tango El Abr
Ranger Led Tour Sun 2/11 Gainesville SWP
Baila Caliente Sun 2/11 Gainesville Baila Calien
West Coast Swing Dance in Ocala Sun 2/11 Ocala Ocala Dance
UF Argentine Tango Class Sun 2/11 Gainesville UF Argentine
Ecstatic Dance Plus Gong and Potluck Sun 2/11 Gainesville Aurora Heali
Gator Salsa Club LA Style and Casino Salsa Mon 2/12 Gainesville GSC
English Country Dancing Mon 2/12 Gainesville ECD
Israeli Dancing One-Year Beginner Series Starts with Andy Mon 2/12 Gainesville IDanceAW
Ballroom Mon 2/12 Gainseville Dance 352
Tap with Chaya Tue 2/13 Gainesville Ayurveda Alt
Grand Squares Tue 2/13 Gainesville Grand Square
Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen Tue 2/13 Gainesville ParrisDanc
Line Dancing and Swingout Class Tue 2/13 Gainesville Smooth Flava
Scottish Country Dancing Tue 2/13 Gainesville Scottish
Dance Camp International Folk Tue 2/13 Gainesville DC
Salsa Tue 2/13 Gainesville Mundial
Bird Walk Wed 2/14 Gainesville SWP
Introduction to Camellias Wed 2/14 Gainesville KBG
Introduction to Camellias Wed 2/14 Gainesville IFAS
Working Food Spring and Summer Seed Dispersal Wed 2/14 Gainesville WF
Irish Dance Wed 2/14 Gainesville Inisheer Iri
Fort King Valentines Barn Dance Wed 2/14 Ocala FK
West Coast Swing Class Wed 2/14 Gainesville WCSJA
Baila Caliente Bachata and Salsa Wed 2/14 Gainesville Baila Calien
Israeli Dance with Tony Arroyo Thu 2/15 Gainesville KolSimcha
Salsa, Swing and Argentine Tango with Andy 3 of 4 Thu 2/15 Gainesville SwingDance
Seed Savers Micanopy with the Southern Heritage Seed Collective Thu 2/15 Micanopy Go Green Nat
Working Food Seedy Fun at the Micanopy Library Thu 2/15 Micanopy WF
International Folk Dancing Thu 2/15 Gainesville GIFD
Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen - Waltz Thu 2/15 Gainesville ParrisDanc
Salsa and Bachata with Salsa Mundial Thu 2/15 Gainesville Mundial
Happy Hour at Working Food Fri 2/16 Gainesville WF
Swing Dance Class and Social Fri 2/16 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
Salsa Mundial Social Fri 2/16 Gainesville Mundial
Gainesville VegFest Sat 2/17 Gainesville VF
Contra Dance Sat 2/17 Gainesville GODS
Nia Holistic Movement Sun 2/18 Gainesville Nia Holistic
Fire Ants Sun 2/18 Gainesville MBL
Vintage Waltz Sun 2/18 Gainesville Waltz
Baila Caliente Sun 2/18 Gainesville Baila Calien
West Coast Swing Dance in Ocala Sun 2/18 Ocala Ocala Dance
UF Argentine Tango Class Sun 2/18 Gainesville UF Argentine
Bamboo Sale Mon 2/19 Gainesville KBG
Gator Salsa Club LA Style and Casino Salsa Mon 2/19 Gainesville GSC
Theatre Dance Mon 2/19 Gainseville Dance 352
English Country Dancing Mon 2/19 Gainesville ECD
Adult Ballet Mon 2/19 Gainseville Dance 352
Israeli Dancing One-Year Beginner Series Starts with Andy Mon 2/19 Gainesville IDanceAW
Working Food Grow Gainesville Third Monday Meet-up Mon 2/19 Gainesville WF
Ballroom Mon 2/19 Gainseville Dance 352
Alpine Hydrogeology: The Critical Role of Groundwater in Sourcing the Headwaters of the World Tue 2/20 Gainesville UFWI
Tap with Chaya Tue 2/20 Gainesville Ayurveda Alt
Grand Squares Tue 2/20 Gainesville Grand Square
Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen Tue 2/20 Gainesville ParrisDanc
Line Dancing and Swingout Class Tue 2/20 Gainesville Smooth Flava
Scottish Country Dancing Tue 2/20 Gainesville Scottish
Dance Camp International Folk Tue 2/20 Gainesville DC
Salsa Tue 2/20 Gainesville Mundial
Bird Walk Wed 2/21 Gainesville SWP
Vegetable Gardening for Beginners Wed 2/21 Gainesville IFAS
Vegetable Gardening for Beginners Wed 2/21 Gainesville IFAS
Valentine's Day Farm to Table Organic 4 Course Meal Wed 2/21 Gainesville TFG
Beginner Belly Dance Wed 2/21 Gainseville Dance 352
Irish Dance Wed 2/21 Gainesville Inisheer Iri
West Coast Swing Social Dance Wed 2/21 Gainesville WCSJA
Baila Caliente Bachata and Salsa Wed 2/21 Gainesville Baila Calien
Limited Commercias Landscape Manitenance Workshop Thu 2/22 Gainesville Frank
Israeli Dance with Tony Arroyo Thu 2/22 Gainesville KolSimcha
Salsa, Swing and Argentine Tango with Andy 4 of 4 Thu 2/22 Gainesville SwingDance
International Folk Dancing Thu 2/22 Gainesville GIFD
Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen - Waltz Thu 2/22 Gainesville ParrisDanc
Salsa and Bachata with Salsa Mundial Thu 2/22 Gainesville Mundial
Dancing with the GODS Weekend Fri 2/23 Gainesville GODS
Argentine Tango Milonga Tardecito with Manuel Mazariego Fri 2/23 Gainesville UF Argentine
Swing Dance Class and Social Fri 2/23 Gainesville UF Swing Dan
Dancing with the GODS Weekend Sat 2/24 Gainesville GODS
MCI Dance Classes at Flow Space Sat 2/24 Gainesville GDA
Argentine Tango Milonga Tardecito with Manuel Mazariego Sat 2/24 Gainesville UF Argentine
Ballroom Dance Party Sat 2/24 Gainesville ParrisDanc
Dancing with the GODS Weekend Sun 2/25 Gainesville GODS
Everyone Eats Public Orchard Sun 2/25 Gainesville CWF
Nia Holistic Movement Sun 2/25 Gainesville Nia Holistic
Active Streets at Depot Park Sun 2/25 Gainesville GDA
Argentine Tango Milonga Tardecito with Manuel Mazariego Sun 2/25 Gainesville UF Argentine
Tap Dancing Sun 2/25 Gainseville Dance 352
Baila Caliente Sun 2/25 Gainesville Baila Calien
West Coast Swing Dance in Ocala Sun 2/25 Ocala Ocala Dance
UF Argentine Tango Class Sun 2/25 Gainesville UF Argentine
Ecstatic Dance Plus Gong and Potluck Sun 2/25 Gainesville Aurora Heali
Foodscape Revolution Mon 2/26 Tavares IFAS
Gator Salsa Club LA Style and Casino Salsa Mon 2/26 Gainesville GSC
Theatre Dance Mon 2/26 Gainseville Dance 352
English Country Dancing Mon 2/26 Gainesville ECD
Adult Ballet Mon 2/26 Gainseville Dance 352
Israeli Dancing with Cyd Mon 2/26 Gainesville IDanceAW
Ballroom Mon 2/26 Gainseville Dance 352
Green Industries Best Management Practices Tue 2/27 Gainesville IFAS
Green Industries Best Management Practices Tue 2/27 Gainesville Frank
Tap with Chaya Tue 2/27 Gainesville Ayurveda Alt
Grand Squares Tue 2/27 Gainesville Grand Square
Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen Tue 2/27 Gainesville ParrisDanc
Line Dancing and Swingout Class Tue 2/27 Gainesville Smooth Flava
Scottish Country Dancing Tue 2/27 Gainesville Scottish
Dance Camp International Folk Tue 2/27 Gainesville DC
Salsa Tue 2/27 Gainesville Mundial
Aloha. Hula, Samoan and Tahitian Dancing Tue 2/27 Gainesville GDA
Bird Walk Wed 2/28 Gainesville SWP
Spice it Up the Healthy Way Wed 2/28 Gainesville Frank
Spice It Up the Healthy Way with Herbs Workshop Wed 2/28 Gainesville IFAS
Beginner Belly Dance Wed 2/28 Gainseville Dance 352
Irish Dance Wed 2/28 Gainesville Inisheer Iri
West Coast Swing Class Wed 2/28 Gainesville WCSJA
Baila Caliente Bachata and Salsa Wed 2/28 Gainesville Baila Calien

2018


February 2018


Thursday 1 February 2018

Bamboo Sale

Thu 2/01. Every winter, Kanapaha holds an Annual Winter Bamboo Sale. In December, Kanapaha issues a descriptive sales/availability listing of bamboos that are being offered during January and February on a dug-to-order basis. Orders for bamboo may be phoned in to 352-372-4981 starting January 1st. Buyers will be advised of the date orders will be ready for pickup and payment will be needed when orders are placed. There are no refunds issued after the bamboo has been dug. Bamboo Sale is in January and February only. Order are prioritized by the date the customer is willing to come pickup the bamboo since some orders may exceed availability. Last day for placing orders is February 19th and the last day for picking up bamboo is February 25th. Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, 4700 SW 58 Drive, Gainesville, 32608. 352-372-4981. Kanapaha Botanical Gardens - [website][email][events]

UF Swing Club Yogurtology Fundraiser

Thu 2/01, 11-12 am. I scream you scream, we all scream for frozen yogurt? Join us at Yogurology as we raise money for our annual swing workshop Sweet Swingouts 4: Glaze It. Mention Florida Swing Dancing Club at the register and 20% of the proceeds will be donated and used for SSO. Do yourself a favor, and support our club while also enjoying this frozen delight. Bring a friend and see you there. Yogurtology, 3730 SW Archer Road, Suite 230, Gainesville, 32608. Free. UF Swing Dance Club - [website][email][events]

Israeli Dance with Tony Arroyo

Thu 2/01, 6-8:30 pm. 6:00-6:45 pm Beginners 6:45-7:30 pm Intermediate 7:30-8:30 pm Open Dance. Kol Simcha Messianic Congregation, 5020 NW 23rd Ave, Gainesville, 32606. Tony Arroyo, 352-372-4574. Free. Kol Simcha Messianic Congregation - [website][email][events]

Salsa, Swing and Argentine Tango with Andy 2 of 4

Thu 2/01, 6-9 pm. 6 pm Salsa 7 pm Swing 8 pm Argentine Tango Each class is one hour and consists of both instruction and dancing. Couples friendly, you rotate as much as you want or not at all. Singles friendly, no partner needed. The more you dance, the faster you learn. The cost is for one class per person. You are invited to stay for the other classes on the same night at no extra charge, because we want you to dance more and learn faster. Cost: $50 for 4 week series, or $15 drop-in, or $5 student If financial considerations are keeping you for dancing, contact me. Congregation B'nai Israel, around the left side in the social hall, 3830 NW 16 Blvd, Gainesville, 32605. Andrew Weitzen, 352-327-3672. Swing Dance Gainesville - [email][events]

Blueberries for All

Thu 2/01, 6:30-7:30 pm. Alachua County is one of the top blueberry producing counties in the state. You can easily grow rabbit eye blueberries in your landscape. This class covers planning, fertilizing and pruning. There is no cost for the class. Presented by Master Gardener Jeff Popowski. This class is free, pre-register by calling 352-337-6209 (voicemail). Newberry Library Branch, Alachua County Library District, 110 S Seaboard Drive, Newberry, 32669. 352-955-2402. UF Frank - [email][events]

International Folk Dancing

Thu 2/01, 7-10 pm. Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville. Julieta, 352-281-0428. $5. Gainesville International Folk Dancers - [email][events]

Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen - Waltz

Thu 2/01, 7:30-8:45 pm. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville. Eileen Paris. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [email][events]

Salsa and Bachata with Salsa Mundial

Thu 2/01, 7:30-9:30 pm. Salsa Class: Thursday 7:30-8:30 pm Bachata Class: Thursday 8:30-9:30 pm. Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville. Jose, 888-616-4786. $10 for 1 hour, $20 for 2 hours per night. Discounts for students and packages. Salsa Mundial - [email][events]


Friday 2 February 2018

Swing Dance Class and Social

Fri 2/02, 7:30-11 pm. Free lesson followed by open dancing. All ages welcome. No partner necessary. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle. Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2nd Avenue, Gainesville. Free. UF Swing Dance Club - [email][events]

Argentine Tango Papirusa Milonga

Fri 2/02, 8-11 pm. 8:00 Lesson 8:30 Dancing Feel free to bring your own drink and favorite snacks to perfect the night. DJ: Andrea Pham. Free parking around the building. We look forward to seeing you and sharing the embrace with you. Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Andrea Pham. $10, $5 students. Argentine Tango Papirusa - [email][events]


Saturday 3 February 2018

Ranger Led Tour

Sat 2/03, 8:30-11:30 am. Sweetwater Wetlands Park, 325 SW Williston Road, Gainesville, 32608. Danny Rohan, 352-393-8437 or TDD 352-334-2069. Sweetwater Wetlands Park - [website][email][events]

Guided Walk

Sat 2/03, 10 am-12 pm. Kanapaha offers a guided tour of the Gardens the first Saturday of every month, starting at 10:00 am. Regular admission price for non-members and members are admitted free of charge. Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, 4700 SW 58 Drive, Gainesville, 32608. 352-372-4981. Kanapaha Botanical Gardens - [email][events]


Sunday 4 February 2018

Nia Holistic Movement

Sun 2/04, 10-11 am. Nia's philosophy is: "Through Movement We Find Health." Nia fitness is based on the idea that exercise should feel good inside and out. Nia is a cardio dance group fitness class that incorporates martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. As an ongoing practice, Nia promotes mindfulness, holistic fitness and well-being. Nia empowers people of all shapes and sizes to connect to their body, mind, emotions and spirit by paying attention to sensation. This one-hour class is perfect for all levels of experience and fitness. Parking is available at the back of the building Wear comfortable movement clothes. Bring a bottle of water. You are encouraged to be practice Nia barefoot. First class is free. Come with a friend: both of you enjoy a free class. Visionary Crossfit, 716 N Main Street, Gainesville, 32601. Sarit Sela, 605-796-9956. $10. Nia Holistic Dance with Sarit Sela - [email][events]

Contra Dance

Sun 2/04, 4-7 pm. Waltzing at 2:45 pm. Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2nd Avenue, Gainesville. Susie, 352-466-9150. $10. Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society - [website][email][events]

Baila Caliente

Sun 2/04, 4:30-7:30 pm. 4:30 Dance Variety. 5:45 - 7:30 pm Social Dancing. Studio C, 1925 NW 2 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Baila Caliente, 352-871-7244. Baila Caliente - [email][events]

West Coast Swing Dance in Ocala

Sun 2/04, 5:30-8:30 pm. Join us this Sunday for our usual Sunday Class and Dance. Paul Fairbanks, our regular instructor will be teaching once again in Ocala. Build a solid foundation gaining more knowledge of West Coast Swing concepts and patterns at our West Coast Swing Group class. Stay and practice at our usual social dance, which continues until everyone is done dancing. The more you dance, the better you get. Dancing is fun. No Partner needed, casual attire, flat or low heeled shoes for ladies is best for this dance. Beginner Class 5:30 PM Group Class 6:00 PM Social Dance 7:00 PM Join us afterwards for even more fabulous fun. Afterwards, we usually go nearby to Logan’s Roadhouse, where we hang out and eat and drink a little something, talk more about dancing and other stuff. Admission for lesson and dance is $10. PM Respiratory, 3306 SW 26 Ave, Suite 402, Ocala. Carol Smith. Ocala West Coast Swing - [events]

UF Argentine Tango Class

Sun 2/04, 6:15-8:15 pm. 6:15 pm Beginners 7:15 pm Intermediate and Advanced Want to learn tango? Come join the UF Argentine Tango Club for a free beginner tango class. Feel free to join even if you have never danced tango before, there are teachers for whatever level you might be. Who: Everyone can come. The beginner class is geared for people who have never danced before or who want to practice the basics. The intermediate class is for those who have been to at least some classes and is for you if you feel ready and confident enough to learn some new steps. The advanced class is for those who have been dancing for a long while now and will feature more complicated steps, so ask a teacher to make sure you are experienced enough for this level. What to wear: Bring a thick pair of socks to dance in. If you own a pair of salsa shoes or jazz or ballet flats, those work great too. Fancy shoes are not necessary. Reitz Union, Dance Studio A, UF Campus, Gainesville. Free. UF Argentine Tango Club - [email][events]


Monday 5 February 2018

Gator Salsa Club LA Style and Casino Salsa

Mon 2/05, 6. 6 pm LA style salsa. 7:15 pm Casino style. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, UF Campus, Gainesville, 32601. Gator Salsa Club. Free. Gator Salsa Club - [email][events]

English Country Dancing

Mon 2/05, 6:30-9:30 pm. Doors open at 6:30. 6:50 lesson. Dancing starts at 7. English Country Dancing called by Randy Thorp. Bring light refreshments if you like. United Church of Gainesville, 1624 NW 5 Avenue, Gainesville, 32603. Annette Merritt, 352-246-4659. $5, $3 Students. English Country Dancing with Randy and Annette - [email][events]

Israeli Dancing One-Year Beginner Series Starts with Andy

Mon 2/05, 7. Israeli Dancing One-Year Beginner Series starts Monday January 29. Have fun learning to dance to a higher purpose. Awesome music, great dancing, get some exercise, make friends, have a new experience. After the one year, you will be a dancer. Cost per family for the first 5 week series Jan 29 to Feb 26 is: $25 in advance $30 at the door Have fun doing beautiful Israeli folk dances to great music, while learning how to dance. The best exercise for your mind, body and soul. All ages. No experience needed. Congregation B'nai Israel, around the left side, 3830 NW 16 Blvd, Gainesville, 32605. Andrew Weitzen, 352-327-3672. College aged and under are free. Israeli Dance with Andrew Weitzen - [website][email][events]

Ballroom

Mon 2/05, 7:10-8:10 pm. Teacher Howard Anderson. 2512 NE 1 Blvd, Suite 500, Gainseville, 32601. 407-683-3841. Dance 352 - [email][events]


Tuesday 6 February 2018

6th UF Water Institute Symposium

Tue 2/06 to Wed 2/07. We invite you to participate in the 6th biennial UF Water Institute Symposium. We are pleased to announce that Sandra Postel, Director of the Independent Global Water Policy Project will be the Keynote Speaker. Sandra Postel lectures, writes and consults on global water issues. In 2010 she was appointed Freshwater Fellow of the National Geographic Society. Sandra’s new book, Replenish: The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity, will be released in October 2017. The Symposium brings together individuals from a broad range of disciplines and organizations to explore water issues from multiple perspectives. The 2018 Symposium will focus on current water use, conservation, restoration, and adaptation efforts and challenges while envisioning new ways of sustaining our water systems. Innovative science, technology, cultural, policy, and management solutions will be explored through presentations, poster sessions and panels in the followin ... J. Wayne Reitz Union, UF Campus, Gainesville. UF Water Institute - [more][website][email][events]

Frank Annual Conference

Tue 2/06 to Fri 2/09. We are using human-centered design and the best of what science teaches us about behavior, learning and ideation to create a frank experience that will change you. Everything you love is part of the game: social scientists whose insight makes us better at everything we do, thoughtful speakers in the intimate setting of the Hippodrome and connections with people like you who don’t settle for small change. You’ll have more time to apply, study and dissect ideas. You’ll leave with a deeper understanding of the science of change. Registration is open, and our best rates are available until November 30, 2017. The frank gathering is a community of communications strategists, behavioral and social scientists, artists, funders, business leaders and advocates who connect evidence to action for on-the-ground impact. Woven into the fabric of the annual gathering, frank scholar 2018 provides a unique opportunity to share research with academ ... Hippodrome, 25 SE 2nd Place, Gainesville, 32601. UF Frank - [more][website][events]

Tap with Chaya

Tue 2/06, 6-7 pm. Designed to demonstrate that creativity can be fun for everyone and can make our community stronger and healthier. Experience fun, exercise and creative expression, musicality and feeling great through the language and joy of tap dancing as an art form for healing the body, mind and spirit, with rhythm, movement, music and sound. Wear comfortable clothing and tap shoes. Free childcare while you dance. Arrive early, class will begin promptly. North Central Florida YMCA, 5201 NW 34 Street, Gainesville, 32605. Chaya Heller, 561-330-2929. 6 classes $74 or $66 member, 10 classes $108 or $98 member, 1 class $15. Ayurveda Alternatives - [email][events]

Grand Squares

Tue 2/06, 6:15-9 pm. Westside Park, 1001 NW 34 Street, Gainesville. Susie Moon, 352-283-1296. $5. Grand Squares - [email][events]

Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen

Tue 2/06, 7-9:30 pm. Ballroom dance lesson followed by open dancing. Beginners and experienced dancers welcome. Different dance each week. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville. Eileen Paris. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [email][events]

Line Dancing and Swingout Class

Tue 2/06, 7-9 pm. Celebrity's Soul Food, 201 SE 2 Avenue, Gainesville, 32601. Wanda Lloyd. Smooth Flava Dance - [website][events]

Scottish Country Dancing

Tue 2/06, 7-9:30 pm. At a private home. Contact us for directions. Gainesville. Norma Wilson. Gainesville Scottish Country Dancers - [email][events]

Dance Camp International Folk

Tue 2/06, 7:30-9:30 pm. More advanced ethnic dance. Beginners welcome. Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Margaret Tolbert. $5. Dance Camp - [email][events]

Salsa

Tue 2/06, 7:30-9:30 pm. We offer two hours of group classes each Tuesday and Thursday. All are welcome to join in for group classes, no partner is needed. Classes are divided into three levels for Salsa: Beginner, Intermediate A and Intermediate B, and two levels for Bachata: Beginner and Intermediate. A single instructor teaches each level, and students rotate partners throughout the class. Salsa Class: Tuesday 7:30-8:30 pm and 8:30-9:30 pm Thursday 8:30-9:30 pm Bachata Class: Thursday 9:30-10:30 pm. The Movement, 1212 N Main Street, Gainesville. Jose, 888-616-4786. $10 for 1 hour, $20 for 2 hours per night. Discounts for students and packages. Salsa Mundial - [email][events]


Wednesday 7 February 2018

6th UF Water Institute Symposium

Wed 2/07. We invite you to participate in the 6th biennial UF Water Institute Symposium. We are pleased to announce that Sandra Postel, Director of the Independent Global Water Policy Project will be the Keynote Speaker. Sandra Postel lectures, writes and consults on global water issues. In 2010 she was appointed Freshwater Fellow of the National Geographic Society. Sandra’s new book, Replenish: The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity, will be released in October 2017. The Symposium brings together individuals from a broad range of disciplines and organizations to explore water issues from multiple perspectives. The 2018 Symposium will focus on current water use, conservation, restoration, and adaptation efforts and challenges while envisioning new ways of sustaining our water systems. Innovative science, technology, cultural, policy, and management solutions will be explored through presentations, poster sessions and panels in the followin ... J. Wayne Reitz Union, UF Campus, Gainesville. UF Water Institute - [more][website][events]

Florida Earthskills Gathering:

Wed 2/07 to Sun 2/11. This Florida convergence, taking place since 2011, is a unique mix of resident and migratory earthskills practitioners. The Florida-based instructors are joined by many instructors from other gatherings such as Rivercane, Falling Leaves, MAPS Meet, ROOTS Rendezvous, and Firefly. Many of the instructors and participants from northern latitudes journey south to enjoy the mild winter and beautiful environs that North Florida offers. Little Orange Creek Nature Park, 24115 SE Hawthorne Rd, Hwthorne. 352-612-2011. Florida Earthskills - [email][events]

Frank Annual Conference

Wed 2/07 to Fri 2/09. We are using human-centered design and the best of what science teaches us about behavior, learning and ideation to create a frank experience that will change you. Everything you love is part of the game: social scientists whose insight makes us better at everything we do, thoughtful speakers in the intimate setting of the Hippodrome and connections with people like you who don’t settle for small change. You’ll have more time to apply, study and dissect ideas. You’ll leave with a deeper understanding of the science of change. Registration is open, and our best rates are available until November 30, 2017. The frank gathering is a community of communications strategists, behavioral and social scientists, artists, funders, business leaders and advocates who connect evidence to action for on-the-ground impact. Woven into the fabric of the annual gathering, frank scholar 2018 provides a unique opportunity to share research with academ ... Hippodrome, 25 SE 2nd Place, Gainesville, 32601. UF Frank - [more][website][events]

Bird Walk

Wed 2/07, 8:30-11:30 am. Discover the rich diversity of birds (and maybe some rarities!) at north-central Florida’s newest birding hotspot in a 2-3-hour walking tour. Birders of all levels welcome. The bird walk takes place at Sweetwater Wetlands Park, which is located on the south side of Gainesville, 3/4 mile east of the intersection of SW 13th Street, US 441 and Williston Road. Look for the sign on the south side of the road. Those interested will meet at the covered shelter by the parking lot. Bird walks continue every Wednesday from September to May, at 8:30 am. Birding Field Trips are led by volunteers from Alachua Audubon Society. Walks are free, but park admission is $5 per car or $2 per person (bicyclists, pedestrians, buses) For more information visit the Alachua Audubon Society. Sweetwater Wetlands Park, 325 SW Williston Road, Gainesville, 32608. Danny Rohan, 352-393-8437 or TDD 352-334-2069. Sweetwater Wetlands Park - [website][email][events]

Irish Dance

Wed 2/07, 6-9 pm. 6 pm Sean Nos. 7 pm Set Dancing. 8 pm Performance Class. Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Piper Call, 352-327-1090. Inisheer Irish Dance Company - [email][events]

West Coast Swing Class

Wed 2/07, 7-10 pm. New dancers get in free their first class. If you have been coming to our classes already, and bring someone new to our dances you get $5 off the months admission and they get in free. July Classes: We begin a new month of Beginner West Coast Swing classes, followed by Intermediate WCS. Our schedule for the month: Class #1. Newbie Night Class fee due for Intermediate Class #2 Beginner and Int WCS classes Class Social Dance. (no lesson, just dancing) Class #3 Beginner and Int WCS classes West Coast Wednesdays Schedule: 7:00 - 7:15pm Doors Open / Warm Up 7:15 - 8:00pm Beginner West Coast Swing 8:00 - 9:00pm Intermediate West Coast Swing 9:00 - 10:00pm Open Social Dancing Admission Costs: - BEGINNER CLASS: Beginner class may pay per night: $5 for the 7:15-8:00pm Beginner Class. - INTERMEDIATE CLASS: $40 per month due at the first class of the month, which includes all the Beginner and Intermediate classes for the mon ... Rena's Ballroom, Gainesville, 32605. Josh Angel, 352-514-4238. $40 per month includes the entire evening. West Coast Swing with Josh Angel - [more][email][events]

Baila Caliente Bachata and Salsa

Wed 2/07, 8-10 pm. 8pm - 9pm Bachata. 9pm - 10pm Salsa. Studio C, 1925 NW 2 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Baila Caliente, 352-871-7244. Baila Caliente - [email][events]


Thursday 8 February 2018

Changeville 2018 Music and Arts Festival

Thu 2/08 to Fri 2/09. The Changeville Music & Arts Festival is a space for artists doing good in the world to come together with the Gainesville community and create a new vision for what our world can look like. Every musician and comedian that plays Changeville, every VR experience or film that we showcase, is chosen because of its connection to social change. Held downtown at venues including the Atlantic, Bo Diddley Plaza, Bull, Civic Media Center, High Dive, Hippodrome, Midnight and Wooly. Registration for Changeville 2018 will be at Hampton Inn & Suites in Downtown Gainesville on Thursday February 8 from 3-9 pm and Friday February 9 from 2-8 pm. This is where you will pick up your Multivenue Pass Wristband. If you bought a single show ticket, you will get your show wristband at that venue. We will also be selling Changeville T-Shirts and Tickets at Registration. With the mission of cultivating connections between artists, influencers and ac ... 101 SE 1st Avenue, Hamption Inn & Suites, Gainesville, 32601. UF Frank - [more][website][events]

Cinema Verde International Environmental Film and Arts Festival Ninth Annual

Thu 2/08 to Sun 2/11. February 8 to 9: The Hippodrome State Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Place February 10 - 11: Heartwood Soundstage, 619 S. Main Street Sponsorship Opportunities: We are rocking into gear to create the best Cinema Verde ever, and you can be a part of it and help! Get involved and enjoy it with us. VIP Opening Night Receptions/Food each afternoon/evening Festival Hotel (Prefer one place for visiting directors to stay together to facilitate discussions, friendships, transportation to venues and events. Nearest hotels: Hampton Inn, Wyndham, Florida Lodge…) Transportation: Green cars to provide lifts for attendees to various events; or vehicles for staff volunteers to use to transport attendees to/fro events and for other festival tasks; or Green Van or Bus to transport guests. Filmmaker Sponsors: Underwrite travel and accommodations for filmmakers to attend - many are international. Film License Sponsor: Underwrite film submission ... Hippodrome, 25 SE 2 Place, Gainesville, 32601. Trish Riley, 352-327-3560. Cinema Verde - [more][website][email][events]

Florida Earthskills Gathering:

Thu 2/08 to Sun 2/11. This Florida convergence, taking place since 2011, is a unique mix of resident and migratory earthskills practitioners. The Florida-based instructors are joined by many instructors from other gatherings such as Rivercane, Falling Leaves, MAPS Meet, ROOTS Rendezvous, and Firefly. Many of the instructors and participants from northern latitudes journey south to enjoy the mild winter and beautiful environs that North Florida offers. Little Orange Creek Nature Park, 24115 SE Hawthorne Rd, Hwthorne. 352-612-2011. Florida Earthskills - [email][events]

Frank Annual Conference

Thu 2/08 to Fri 2/09. We are using human-centered design and the best of what science teaches us about behavior, learning and ideation to create a frank experience that will change you. Everything you love is part of the game: social scientists whose insight makes us better at everything we do, thoughtful speakers in the intimate setting of the Hippodrome and connections with people like you who don’t settle for small change. You’ll have more time to apply, study and dissect ideas. You’ll leave with a deeper understanding of the science of change. Registration is open, and our best rates are available until November 30, 2017. The frank gathering is a community of communications strategists, behavioral and social scientists, artists, funders, business leaders and advocates who connect evidence to action for on-the-ground impact. Woven into the fabric of the annual gathering, frank scholar 2018 provides a unique opportunity to share research with academ ... Hippodrome, 25 SE 2nd Place, Gainesville, 32601. UF Frank - [more][website][events]

Public Interest Environmental Conference

Thu 2/08. The 24th annual Public Interest Environmental Conference at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. The conference will address the challenges, concerns, and future of law, policy, and science related to climate change. The conference will address the challenges, concerns, and future of law, policy, and science related to climate change. Keynotes, plenaries, and panels will cover climate justice, public health, economics, media, food, adaptation, and climate leaders. Levin College of Law, University of Florida Main Campus, Gainesville, 32611. Florida Climate Institute - [website][email][events]

Public Interest Environmental Conference

Thu 2/08 to Sat 2/10. The 24th annual Public Interest Environmental Conference: Our Climate: The Only Constant is Change. For over twenty years, the Public Interest Environmental Conference (PIEC) has sought to promote an understanding of the legal aspects of environmental protection, to serve and inform individuals as to the necessity for improvements in environmental legal protection, foster the development of sound environmental legislation, measure the effects of environmental litigation, and to assist other groups involved in environmental education. The conference brings together legal practitioners, academics, policy makers, and private citizens to discuss preeminent issues surrounding a different environmental topic each year. The theme of the 2018 conference is climate change and will examine the challenges, concerns, and future of law, policy, and science related to climate change from a local, regional, and national standpoint. 2815 NW 15 Place, Gainesville. Nika Hosseini. UF - [website][email][events]

Israeli Dance with Tony Arroyo

Thu 2/08, 6-8:30 pm. 6:00-6:45 pm Beginners 6:45-7:30 pm Intermediate 7:30-8:30 pm Open Dance. Kol Simcha Messianic Congregation, 5020 NW 23rd Ave, Gainesville, 32606. Tony Arroyo, 352-372-4574. Free. Kol Simcha Messianic Congregation - [website][email][events]

International Folk Dancing

Thu 2/08, 7-10 pm. Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville. Julieta, 352-281-0428. $5. Gainesville International Folk Dancers - [email][events]

Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen - Waltz

Thu 2/08, 7:30-8:45 pm. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville. Eileen Paris. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [email][events]

Salsa and Bachata with Salsa Mundial

Thu 2/08, 7:30-9:30 pm. Salsa Class: Thursday 7:30-8:30 pm Bachata Class: Thursday 8:30-9:30 pm. Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville. Jose, 888-616-4786. $10 for 1 hour, $20 for 2 hours per night. Discounts for students and packages. Salsa Mundial - [email][events]


Friday 9 February 2018

Changeville 2018 Music and Arts Festival

Fri 2/09. The Changeville Music & Arts Festival is a space for artists doing good in the world to come together with the Gainesville community and create a new vision for what our world can look like. Every musician and comedian that plays Changeville, every VR experience or film that we showcase, is chosen because of its connection to social change. Held downtown at venues including the Atlantic, Bo Diddley Plaza, Bull, Civic Media Center, High Dive, Hippodrome, Midnight and Wooly. Registration for Changeville 2018 will be at Hampton Inn & Suites in Downtown Gainesville on Thursday February 8 from 3-9 pm and Friday February 9 from 2-8 pm. This is where you will pick up your Multivenue Pass Wristband. If you bought a single show ticket, you will get your show wristband at that venue. We will also be selling Changeville T-Shirts and Tickets at Registration. With the mission of cultivating connections between artists, influencers and ac ... 101 SE 1st Avenue, Hamption Inn & Suites, Gainesville, 32601. UF Frank - [more][website][events]

Cinema Verde International Environmental Film and Arts Festival Ninth Annual

Fri 2/09 to Sun 2/11. February 8 to 9: The Hippodrome State Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Place February 10 - 11: Heartwood Soundstage, 619 S. Main Street Sponsorship Opportunities: We are rocking into gear to create the best Cinema Verde ever, and you can be a part of it and help! Get involved and enjoy it with us. VIP Opening Night Receptions/Food each afternoon/evening Festival Hotel (Prefer one place for visiting directors to stay together to facilitate discussions, friendships, transportation to venues and events. Nearest hotels: Hampton Inn, Wyndham, Florida Lodge…) Transportation: Green cars to provide lifts for attendees to various events; or vehicles for staff volunteers to use to transport attendees to/fro events and for other festival tasks; or Green Van or Bus to transport guests. Filmmaker Sponsors: Underwrite travel and accommodations for filmmakers to attend - many are international. Film License Sponsor: Underwrite film submission ... Hippodrome, 25 SE 2 Place, Gainesville, 32601. Trish Riley, 352-327-3560. Cinema Verde - [more][website][email][events]

Florida Earthskills Gathering:

Fri 2/09 to Sun 2/11. This Florida convergence, taking place since 2011, is a unique mix of resident and migratory earthskills practitioners. The Florida-based instructors are joined by many instructors from other gatherings such as Rivercane, Falling Leaves, MAPS Meet, ROOTS Rendezvous, and Firefly. Many of the instructors and participants from northern latitudes journey south to enjoy the mild winter and beautiful environs that North Florida offers. Little Orange Creek Nature Park, 24115 SE Hawthorne Rd, Hwthorne. 352-612-2011. Florida Earthskills - [email][events]

Frank Annual Conference

Fri 2/09. We are using human-centered design and the best of what science teaches us about behavior, learning and ideation to create a frank experience that will change you. Everything you love is part of the game: social scientists whose insight makes us better at everything we do, thoughtful speakers in the intimate setting of the Hippodrome and connections with people like you who don’t settle for small change. You’ll have more time to apply, study and dissect ideas. You’ll leave with a deeper understanding of the science of change. Registration is open, and our best rates are available until November 30, 2017. The frank gathering is a community of communications strategists, behavioral and social scientists, artists, funders, business leaders and advocates who connect evidence to action for on-the-ground impact. Woven into the fabric of the annual gathering, frank scholar 2018 provides a unique opportunity to share research with academ ... Hippodrome, 25 SE 2nd Place, Gainesville, 32601. UF Frank - [more][website][events]

Public Interest Environmental Conference

Fri 2/09 to Sat 2/10. The 24th annual Public Interest Environmental Conference: Our Climate: The Only Constant is Change. For over twenty years, the Public Interest Environmental Conference (PIEC) has sought to promote an understanding of the legal aspects of environmental protection, to serve and inform individuals as to the necessity for improvements in environmental legal protection, foster the development of sound environmental legislation, measure the effects of environmental litigation, and to assist other groups involved in environmental education. The conference brings together legal practitioners, academics, policy makers, and private citizens to discuss preeminent issues surrounding a different environmental topic each year. The theme of the 2018 conference is climate change and will examine the challenges, concerns, and future of law, policy, and science related to climate change from a local, regional, and national standpoint. 2815 NW 15 Place, Gainesville. Nika Hosseini. UF - [website][email][events]

Contra Dance in Melrose

Fri 2/09, 7:30-10 pm. Melrose Art and Culture Center, #301, Hwy 26, corner of Grove Street, Gainesville. Susie, 352-466-9150. Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society - [website][email][events]

Swing Dance Class and Social

Fri 2/09, 7:30-11 pm. Free lesson followed by open dancing. All ages welcome. No partner necessary. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle. Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2nd Avenue, Gainesville. Free. UF Swing Dance Club - [email][events]


Saturday 10 February 2018

Bamboo Sale

Sat 2/10. Every winter, Kanapaha holds an Annual Winter Bamboo Sale. In December, Kanapaha issues a descriptive sales/availability listing of bamboos that are being offered during January and February on a dug-to-order basis. Orders for bamboo may be phoned in to 352-372-4981 starting January 1st. Buyers will be advised of the date orders will be ready for pickup and payment will be needed when orders are placed. There are no refunds issued after the bamboo has been dug. Bamboo Sale is in January and February only. Order are prioritized by the date the customer is willing to come pickup the bamboo since some orders may exceed availability. Last day for placing orders is February 19th and the last day for picking up bamboo is February 25th. Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, 4700 SW 58 Drive, Gainesville, 32608. 352-372-4981. Kanapaha Botanical Gardens - [website][email][events]

Cinema Verde International Environmental Film and Arts Festival Ninth Annual

Sat 2/10 to Sun 2/11. February 8 to 9: The Hippodrome State Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Place February 10 - 11: Heartwood Soundstage, 619 S. Main Street Sponsorship Opportunities: We are rocking into gear to create the best Cinema Verde ever, and you can be a part of it and help! Get involved and enjoy it with us. VIP Opening Night Receptions/Food each afternoon/evening Festival Hotel (Prefer one place for visiting directors to stay together to facilitate discussions, friendships, transportation to venues and events. Nearest hotels: Hampton Inn, Wyndham, Florida Lodge…) Transportation: Green cars to provide lifts for attendees to various events; or vehicles for staff volunteers to use to transport attendees to/fro events and for other festival tasks; or Green Van or Bus to transport guests. Filmmaker Sponsors: Underwrite travel and accommodations for filmmakers to attend - many are international. Film License Sponsor: Underwrite film submission ... Hippodrome, 25 SE 2 Place, Gainesville, 32601. Trish Riley, 352-327-3560. Cinema Verde - [more][website][email][events]

Florida Earthskills Gathering:

Sat 2/10 to Sun 2/11. This Florida convergence, taking place since 2011, is a unique mix of resident and migratory earthskills practitioners. The Florida-based instructors are joined by many instructors from other gatherings such as Rivercane, Falling Leaves, MAPS Meet, ROOTS Rendezvous, and Firefly. Many of the instructors and participants from northern latitudes journey south to enjoy the mild winter and beautiful environs that North Florida offers. Little Orange Creek Nature Park, 24115 SE Hawthorne Rd, Hwthorne. 352-612-2011. Florida Earthskills - [email][events]

Paddle the Great Calusa Blueway Estero To Cayo Costa, Florida

Sat 2/10 to Fri 2/16. Bast in the history, culture, and beauty of Florida's southwest coast as we explore 57 miles of Lee County's rivers, bays, mangrove tunnels, aquatic preserves, Calusa shell mounds, and pristine white-sand barrier islands. Register by January 27. Estero. Bill Richards, 352-377-8342. Paddle Florida - [website][email][events]

Public Interest Environmental Conference

Sat 2/10. The 24th annual Public Interest Environmental Conference: Our Climate: The Only Constant is Change. For over twenty years, the Public Interest Environmental Conference (PIEC) has sought to promote an understanding of the legal aspects of environmental protection, to serve and inform individuals as to the necessity for improvements in environmental legal protection, foster the development of sound environmental legislation, measure the effects of environmental litigation, and to assist other groups involved in environmental education. The conference brings together legal practitioners, academics, policy makers, and private citizens to discuss preeminent issues surrounding a different environmental topic each year. The theme of the 2018 conference is climate change and will examine the challenges, concerns, and future of law, policy, and science related to climate change from a local, regional, and national standpoint. 2815 NW 15 Place, Gainesville. Nika Hosseini. UF - [website][email][events]

Working Food Compost Demos

Sat 2/10, 10 am-12 pm. Join Working Food at the opening of the new Scoop on Poop exhibit at the Florida Museum of Natural History to learn all about compost. From 10-12, Working Food will run 15 minute demos that will include the basics of successful home composting, worm composting, and examples of compost bins. Florida Museum of Natural History, 3215 Hull Rd, Gainesville, 32611. 352-260-4458. Working Food - [website][email][events]

Argentine Tango Milonga El Abrazo with Jon and Judy

Sat 2/10, 1-11 pm. This month we welcome back Judy and Jon from Las Vegas. Judy and Jon have been teaching all over the world for decades and even taught for a decade in Buenos Aires to Argentinians and have been recognized by the City of Buenos Aires as authentic milonguero close embrace style teachers. They have millions of tips and stories from the old milongueros they studied with and share them with us now. What we learn from them is invaluable knowledge for social dancing in any milonga in the world, including the most famous traditional milongas in Buenos Aires today. Do not miss it. Private lessons are also available so call them direct on their cell phone as soon as possible to start scheduling privates starting around Friday Feb 9, 2018. 1 hour Private Lesson for one student (or a couple) with both Judy and Jon together $110. 3 hours for $300: Call Judy's Cell phone to reserve private lessons: 520-907-2050. http://www.tangowithjudy.com ... Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1st Street, Gainesville, 32606. Steve Littler, 352-226-1103. Tango El Abrazo Milonga - [more][website][email][events]

Siembra Farms Garden Tour Mulch, Compost, Soil and You

Sat 2/10, 3-6 pm. Kick off local food week by getting to know one of your local farms. We will be giving a tour of our farm AND working together on some farm projects. We will have snacks and drinks. Please feel free to bring a dish to share (not at all required). All are welcome. Siembra Farm, 2033 SE 23 Place, Gainesville, 32641. 352-327-5027. Siembra Farm - [website][email][events]

Swinging Speakeasy at Depot Park with Miranda Wilson

Sat 2/10, 7-9 pm. Guys show up in your suits and dolls wear your best party dress 1920s attire recommended, ticket and password required. We will dance the night alive with musical styling from the swing era. "It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing" If you do not know how to swing we recommend checking out the free lessons on Friday nights put on by the Florida Swing Dance Club. For entry to the party make sure you are not being followed to tip off the whereabouts of this nights soiree Shhhh, I did n0t tell you but there will be giggle water (beer and wine) available for purchase, just keep it cool. Show up at Seven O Clock on Saturday night the tenth of February. Doors will be locked so have your password ready. Soiree ends when the sprits run dry or our feet get too sore which ever comes first as long as it is by 9 pm. Entry is $15 per person. Tickets can be purchased at the UF Swing Club Friday night dances from myself, Miranda Wilson, or at the door. Depot Park, 200 SE Depot Avenue, Gainesville, 32601. UF Swing Dance Club - [website][email][events]

Ballroom Dance Party

Sat 2/10, 8-10:30 pm. Great mix of music of ballroom, latin, swing, and a little country. Light refreshments, large floating dance floor. Lots of free parking. $10, $7 student. No partner necessary. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville, 32608. Ray Parris, 352-375-7763. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [website][email][events]


Sunday 11 February 2018

Cinema Verde International Environmental Film and Arts Festival Ninth Annual

Sun 2/11. February 8 to 9: The Hippodrome State Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Place February 10 - 11: Heartwood Soundstage, 619 S. Main Street Sponsorship Opportunities: We are rocking into gear to create the best Cinema Verde ever, and you can be a part of it and help! Get involved and enjoy it with us. VIP Opening Night Receptions/Food each afternoon/evening Festival Hotel (Prefer one place for visiting directors to stay together to facilitate discussions, friendships, transportation to venues and events. Nearest hotels: Hampton Inn, Wyndham, Florida Lodge…) Transportation: Green cars to provide lifts for attendees to various events; or vehicles for staff volunteers to use to transport attendees to/fro events and for other festival tasks; or Green Van or Bus to transport guests. Filmmaker Sponsors: Underwrite travel and accommodations for filmmakers to attend - many are international. Film License Sponsor: Underwrite film submission ... Hippodrome, 25 SE 2 Place, Gainesville, 32601. Trish Riley, 352-327-3560. Cinema Verde - [more][website][email][events]

Florida Earthskills Gathering:

Sun 2/11. This Florida convergence, taking place since 2011, is a unique mix of resident and migratory earthskills practitioners. The Florida-based instructors are joined by many instructors from other gatherings such as Rivercane, Falling Leaves, MAPS Meet, ROOTS Rendezvous, and Firefly. Many of the instructors and participants from northern latitudes journey south to enjoy the mild winter and beautiful environs that North Florida offers. Little Orange Creek Nature Park, 24115 SE Hawthorne Rd, Hwthorne. 352-612-2011. Florida Earthskills - [email][events]

Nia Holistic Movement

Sun 2/11, 10-11 am. Nia's philosophy is: "Through Movement We Find Health." Nia fitness is based on the idea that exercise should feel good inside and out. Nia is a cardio dance group fitness class that incorporates martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. As an ongoing practice, Nia promotes mindfulness, holistic fitness and well-being. Nia empowers people of all shapes and sizes to connect to their body, mind, emotions and spirit by paying attention to sensation. This one-hour class is perfect for all levels of experience and fitness. Parking is available at the back of the building Wear comfortable movement clothes. Bring a bottle of water. You are encouraged to be practice Nia barefoot. First class is free. Come with a friend: both of you enjoy a free class. Visionary Crossfit, 716 N Main Street, Gainesville, 32601. Sarit Sela, 605-796-9956. $10. Nia Holistic Dance with Sarit Sela - [email][events]

Argentine Tango Milonga El Abrazo with Jon and Judy

Sun 2/11, 1-3:45 pm. This month we welcome back Judy and Jon from Las Vegas. Judy and Jon have been teaching all over the world for decades and even taught for a decade in Buenos Aires to Argentinians and have been recognized by the City of Buenos Aires as authentic milonguero close embrace style teachers. They have millions of tips and stories from the old milongueros they studied with and share them with us now. What we learn from them is invaluable knowledge for social dancing in any milonga in the world, including the most famous traditional milongas in Buenos Aires today. Do not miss it. Private lessons are also available so call them direct on their cell phone as soon as possible to start scheduling privates starting around Friday Feb 9, 2018. 1 hour Private Lesson for one student (or a couple) with both Judy and Jon together $110. 3 hours for $300: Call Judy's Cell phone to reserve private lessons: 520-907-2050. http://www.tangowithjudy.com ... Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1st Street, Gainesville, 32606. Steve Littler, 352-226-1103. Tango El Abrazo Milonga - [more][website][email][events]

Ranger Led Tour

Sun 2/11, 3-5 pm. Introduction to Sweetwater Wetlands. Sweetwater Wetlands Park, 325 SW Williston Road, Gainesville, 32608. Danny Rohan, 352-393-8437 or TDD 352-334-2069. Sweetwater Wetlands Park - [website][email][events]

Baila Caliente

Sun 2/11, 4:30-7:30 pm. 4:30 Dance Variety. 5:45 - 7:30 pm Social Dancing. Studio C, 1925 NW 2 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Baila Caliente, 352-871-7244. Baila Caliente - [email][events]

West Coast Swing Dance in Ocala

Sun 2/11, 5:30-8:30 pm. Join us this Sunday for our usual Sunday Class and Dance. Paul Fairbanks, our regular instructor will be teaching once again in Ocala. Build a solid foundation gaining more knowledge of West Coast Swing concepts and patterns at our West Coast Swing Group class. Stay and practice at our usual social dance, which continues until everyone is done dancing. The more you dance, the better you get. Dancing is fun. No Partner needed, casual attire, flat or low heeled shoes for ladies is best for this dance. Beginner Class 5:30 PM Group Class 6:00 PM Social Dance 7:00 PM Join us afterwards for even more fabulous fun. Afterwards, we usually go nearby to Logan’s Roadhouse, where we hang out and eat and drink a little something, talk more about dancing and other stuff. Admission for lesson and dance is $10. PM Respiratory, 3306 SW 26 Ave, Suite 402, Ocala. Carol Smith. Ocala West Coast Swing - [events]

UF Argentine Tango Class

Sun 2/11, 6:15-8:15 pm. 6:15 pm Beginners 7:15 pm Intermediate and Advanced Want to learn tango? Come join the UF Argentine Tango Club for a free beginner tango class. Feel free to join even if you have never danced tango before, there are teachers for whatever level you might be. Who: Everyone can come. The beginner class is geared for people who have never danced before or who want to practice the basics. The intermediate class is for those who have been to at least some classes and is for you if you feel ready and confident enough to learn some new steps. The advanced class is for those who have been dancing for a long while now and will feature more complicated steps, so ask a teacher to make sure you are experienced enough for this level. What to wear: Bring a thick pair of socks to dance in. If you own a pair of salsa shoes or jazz or ballet flats, those work great too. Fancy shoes are not necessary. Reitz Union, Dance Studio A, UF Campus, Gainesville. Free. UF Argentine Tango Club - [email][events]

Ecstatic Dance Plus Gong and Potluck

Sun 2/11, 7-9 pm. What is ecstatic dance? It is magical. It is mystical. It is freeing and wonderful. It is you. A time and place in sacred space to let go and live and be your self. Listen to your intuition. Let your body and breath be your guide. Let the music move you. No need to run or hide. Join us in this free-form movement called ecstatic dance. Lead yourself through a mix of music from all different genres, eras and places around the world. Follow your heart to get in the flow and find yourself in the dance. Come together with this ever-fresh and changing awesome group of beautiful people, for 90 minutes of 5-rhythms style ecstatic dance. This will be followed by a scintillating gong bath and a delectable vegan potluck. Join with friends of new and old in a sweet community of soft-hearted people you're sure to be welcomed by. Whether you think you can dance or not, please come out. This is an opportunity to step into the unknown and find ... Aurora Healing Arts, 109 SE 4 Ave, Gainesville, 32601. 352-562-9919. Aurora Healing Arts - [more][website][email][events]


Monday 12 February 2018

Gator Salsa Club LA Style and Casino Salsa

Mon 2/12, 6. 6 pm LA style salsa. 7:15 pm Casino style. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, UF Campus, Gainesville, 32601. Gator Salsa Club. Free. Gator Salsa Club - [email][events]

English Country Dancing

Mon 2/12, 6:30-9:30 pm. Doors open at 6:30. 6:50 lesson. Dancing starts at 7. English Country Dancing called by Randy Thorp. Bring light refreshments if you like. United Church of Gainesville, 1624 NW 5 Avenue, Gainesville, 32603. Annette Merritt, 352-246-4659. $5, $3 Students. English Country Dancing with Randy and Annette - [email][events]

Israeli Dancing One-Year Beginner Series Starts with Andy

Mon 2/12, 7. Israeli Dancing One-Year Beginner Series starts Monday January 29. Have fun learning to dance to a higher purpose. Awesome music, great dancing, get some exercise, make friends, have a new experience. After the one year, you will be a dancer. Cost per family for the first 5 week series Jan 29 to Feb 26 is: $25 in advance $30 at the door Have fun doing beautiful Israeli folk dances to great music, while learning how to dance. The best exercise for your mind, body and soul. All ages. No experience needed. Congregation B'nai Israel, around the left side, 3830 NW 16 Blvd, Gainesville, 32605. Andrew Weitzen, 352-327-3672. College aged and under are free. Israeli Dance with Andrew Weitzen - [website][email][events]

Ballroom

Mon 2/12, 7:10-8:10 pm. Teacher Howard Anderson. 2512 NE 1 Blvd, Suite 500, Gainseville, 32601. 407-683-3841. Dance 352 - [email][events]


Tuesday 13 February 2018

Tap with Chaya

Tue 2/13, 6-7 pm. Designed to demonstrate that creativity can be fun for everyone and can make our community stronger and healthier. Experience fun, exercise and creative expression, musicality and feeling great through the language and joy of tap dancing as an art form for healing the body, mind and spirit, with rhythm, movement, music and sound. Wear comfortable clothing and tap shoes. Free childcare while you dance. Arrive early, class will begin promptly. North Central Florida YMCA, 5201 NW 34 Street, Gainesville, 32605. Chaya Heller, 561-330-2929. 6 classes $74 or $66 member, 10 classes $108 or $98 member, 1 class $15. Ayurveda Alternatives - [email][events]

Grand Squares

Tue 2/13, 6:15-9 pm. Westside Park, 1001 NW 34 Street, Gainesville. Susie Moon, 352-283-1296. $5. Grand Squares - [email][events]

Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen

Tue 2/13, 7-9:30 pm. Ballroom dance lesson followed by open dancing. Beginners and experienced dancers welcome. Different dance each week. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville. Eileen Paris. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [email][events]

Line Dancing and Swingout Class

Tue 2/13, 7-9 pm. Celebrity's Soul Food, 201 SE 2 Avenue, Gainesville, 32601. Wanda Lloyd. Smooth Flava Dance - [website][events]

Scottish Country Dancing

Tue 2/13, 7-9:30 pm. At a private home. Contact us for directions. Gainesville. Norma Wilson. Gainesville Scottish Country Dancers - [email][events]

Dance Camp International Folk

Tue 2/13, 7:30-9:30 pm. More advanced ethnic dance. Beginners welcome. Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Margaret Tolbert. $5. Dance Camp - [email][events]

Salsa

Tue 2/13, 7:30-9:30 pm. We offer two hours of group classes each Tuesday and Thursday. All are welcome to join in for group classes, no partner is needed. Classes are divided into three levels for Salsa: Beginner, Intermediate A and Intermediate B, and two levels for Bachata: Beginner and Intermediate. A single instructor teaches each level, and students rotate partners throughout the class. Salsa Class: Tuesday 7:30-8:30 pm and 8:30-9:30 pm Thursday 8:30-9:30 pm Bachata Class: Thursday 9:30-10:30 pm. The Movement, 1212 N Main Street, Gainesville. Jose, 888-616-4786. $10 for 1 hour, $20 for 2 hours per night. Discounts for students and packages. Salsa Mundial - [email][events]


Wednesday 14 February 2018

Bird Walk

Wed 2/14, 8:30-11:30 am. Discover the rich diversity of birds (and maybe some rarities!) at north-central Florida’s newest birding hotspot in a 2-3-hour walking tour. Birders of all levels welcome. The bird walk takes place at Sweetwater Wetlands Park, which is located on the south side of Gainesville, 3/4 mile east of the intersection of SW 13th Street, US 441 and Williston Road. Look for the sign on the south side of the road. Those interested will meet at the covered shelter by the parking lot. Bird walks continue every Wednesday from September to May, at 8:30 am. Birding Field Trips are led by volunteers from Alachua Audubon Society. Walks are free, but park admission is $5 per car or $2 per person (bicyclists, pedestrians, buses) For more information visit the Alachua Audubon Society. Sweetwater Wetlands Park, 325 SW Williston Road, Gainesville, 32608. Danny Rohan, 352-393-8437 or TDD 352-334-2069. Sweetwater Wetlands Park - [website][email][events]

Introduction to Camellias

Wed 2/14, 9:30-11 am. The class will cover the history of camellias, planting and care, insects and pests, and diseases of camellias. After a brief presentation in the classroom, explore the Camellia/Azalea garden on a guided tour. The class is included in the regular admission price into the park. Members are free. Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, 4700 SW 58 Drive, Gainesville, 32608. 352-372-4981. Kanapaha Botanical Gardens - [email][events]

Introduction to Camellias

Wed 2/14, 9:30-11 am. The class will cover the history of camellias, planting and care, insects and pests, and diseases of camellias. After a brief presentation in the classroom, explore the Camellia and Azalea garden on a guided tour. Entrance is free if you have a membership. Presented by Master Gardener Irma Velez. Pre-register by calling 352-337-6209 (voicemail) . Kanapaha Botanical Gardens Summer House, 4700 SW 58 Drive, Gainesville, 32608. 352-955-2402. UF IFAS Alachua County Extension - [email][events]

Working Food Spring and Summer Seed Dispersal

Wed 2/14, 4-7 pm. Southern Heritage Seed Collective, now in it’s 8th year will be dispersing seeds once again this February, for your spring and summer gardens. Come gather from a wide selection of veggies, herbs and flowers. Many are locally grown seeds, right here in our county. All are known to perform well in north Florida. Variety list and catalog will be posted later this week! Stay tuned. Tomato and pepper seeds are available in limited packet quantities starting next week, for those that wish to start their own. We will be selling starter plants in March. For more info about becoming a Seed CSA member, and our seed collective program, visit: https://workingfood.org/southern-heritage-seed-collective/. Union Street Farmers Market, 111 East University Ave, Gainesville, 32601. Melissa Desa, 352-260-4458. Working Food - [website][email][events]

Irish Dance

Wed 2/14, 6-9 pm. 6 pm Sean Nos. 7 pm Set Dancing. 8 pm Performance Class. Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Piper Call, 352-327-1090. Inisheer Irish Dance Company - [email][events]

Fort King Valentines Barn Dance

Wed 2/14, 7-10 pm. Join us at Fort King National Historic Landmark for a very special Valentines dance inside the Fort. With live music this old fashion dance event does not require you to have a partner, this is great for couples and singles alike. This will be a mixture of styles, square, country, and contra. The caller will be calling lots of circles, old-fashioned longways, promenade dances, and squares. Beginners come early for intro lessons. This will be fun for all. Fort King National Historic Landmark and Visitor Center, 3925 E Fort King Street, Ocala, 34470. 352-368-5535. $5. Fort King National Historic Landmark - [website][email][events]

West Coast Swing Class

Wed 2/14, 7-10 pm. New dancers get in free their first class. If you have been coming to our classes already, and bring someone new to our dances you get $5 off the months admission and they get in free. July Classes: We begin a new month of Beginner West Coast Swing classes, followed by Intermediate WCS. Our schedule for the month: Class #1. Newbie Night Class fee due for Intermediate Class #2 Beginner and Int WCS classes Class Social Dance. (no lesson, just dancing) Class #3 Beginner and Int WCS classes West Coast Wednesdays Schedule: 7:00 - 7:15pm Doors Open / Warm Up 7:15 - 8:00pm Beginner West Coast Swing 8:00 - 9:00pm Intermediate West Coast Swing 9:00 - 10:00pm Open Social Dancing Admission Costs: - BEGINNER CLASS: Beginner class may pay per night: $5 for the 7:15-8:00pm Beginner Class. - INTERMEDIATE CLASS: $40 per month due at the first class of the month, which includes all the Beginner and Intermediate classes for the mon ... Rena's Ballroom, Gainesville, 32605. Josh Angel, 352-514-4238. $40 per month includes the entire evening. West Coast Swing with Josh Angel - [more][email][events]

Baila Caliente Bachata and Salsa

Wed 2/14, 8-10 pm. 8pm - 9pm Bachata. 9pm - 10pm Salsa. Studio C, 1925 NW 2 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Baila Caliente, 352-871-7244. Baila Caliente - [email][events]


Thursday 15 February 2018

Israeli Dance with Tony Arroyo

Thu 2/15, 6-8:30 pm. 6:00-6:45 pm Beginners 6:45-7:30 pm Intermediate 7:30-8:30 pm Open Dance. Kol Simcha Messianic Congregation, 5020 NW 23rd Ave, Gainesville, 32606. Tony Arroyo, 352-372-4574. Free. Kol Simcha Messianic Congregation - [website][email][events]

Salsa, Swing and Argentine Tango with Andy 3 of 4

Thu 2/15, 6-9 pm. 6 pm Salsa 7 pm Swing 8 pm Argentine Tango Each class is one hour and consists of both instruction and dancing. Couples friendly, you rotate as much as you want or not at all. Singles friendly, no partner needed. The more you dance, the faster you learn. The cost is for one class per person. You are invited to stay for the other classes on the same night at no extra charge, because we want you to dance more and learn faster. Cost: $50 for 4 week series, or $15 drop-in, or $5 student If financial considerations are keeping you for dancing, contact me. Congregation B'nai Israel, around the left side in the social hall, 3830 NW 16 Blvd, Gainesville, 32605. Andrew Weitzen, 352-327-3672. Swing Dance Gainesville - [email][events]

Seed Savers Micanopy with the Southern Heritage Seed Collective

Thu 2/15, 6-7 pm. Melisa DeSa from the Southern Heritage Seed Collective will be presenting Seeds! at the Micanopy Library. There will be seeds on display, information about seed saving. Bring any seeds you'd like to swap. Alachua County Branch Libraries, Micanopy, 32667. Go Green Nation - [website][events]

Working Food Seedy Fun at the Micanopy Library

Thu 2/15, 6-7 pm. Join the Southern Heritage Seed Collective (a program of Working Food) at an interactive seed table. Seeds on display, under the microscope, info on seed saving, games, and an open seed swap. Bring extra seeds you want to donate or swap, and take some home from us. Micanopy Library, 706 NE Cholokka Blvd, Micanopy, 32667. Melissa Desa, 352-260-4458. Working Food - [website][email][events]

International Folk Dancing

Thu 2/15, 7-10 pm. Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville. Julieta, 352-281-0428. $5. Gainesville International Folk Dancers - [email][events]

Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen - Waltz

Thu 2/15, 7:30-8:45 pm. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville. Eileen Paris. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [email][events]

Salsa and Bachata with Salsa Mundial

Thu 2/15, 7:30-9:30 pm. Salsa Class: Thursday 7:30-8:30 pm Bachata Class: Thursday 8:30-9:30 pm. Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville. Jose, 888-616-4786. $10 for 1 hour, $20 for 2 hours per night. Discounts for students and packages. Salsa Mundial - [email][events]


Friday 16 February 2018

Happy Hour at Working Food

Fri 2/16, 5:30-7 pm. Join us at Working Food for a happy hour reception to celebrate the tastes of the season and mingle with fellow foodies. We will have delicious local grub and beverage from Afternoon and Mayflower Cellars that will be available for purchase. DJ Dad will be here spinning some tunes as well. Don’t miss out on this fun and relaxing evening. Working Food Community Center 219 NW 10 Ave, Gainesville, 32601. Melissa Desa, 352-260-4458. Working Food - [website][email][events]

Swing Dance Class and Social

Fri 2/16, 7:30-11 pm. Free lesson followed by open dancing. All ages welcome. No partner necessary. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle. Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2nd Avenue, Gainesville. Free. UF Swing Dance Club - [email][events]

Salsa Mundial Social

Fri 2/16, 9 pm-1:30 am. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville, 32601. Jose, 888-616-4786. Salsa Mundial - [email][events]


Saturday 17 February 2018

Gainesville VegFest

Sat 2/17, 10 am-5 pm. Gainesville VegFest is presented by North Florida Veg Events, Inc. and is a celebration of a healthy, sustainable and compassionate way of life. Our hope is for people of all ages to have fun and learn about the many ways to improve health, lessen our impact on the environment and reduce animal suffering. This free, family-friendly event includes speakers, vendors, exhibitors, educational booths, music, children’s activities, and much more. Depot Park, 200 Southeast Depot Avenue, Gainesville, 32601. VegFest Gainesville - [website][email][events]

Contra Dance

Sat 2/17, 7-10 pm. 5:45 Waltz. 6:30 Beginners lesson a half hour before the contra dance starts. No partner needed. Please wear clean, soft-soled shoes to protect the floor. Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2nd Avenue, Gainesville. Susie, 352-466-9150. Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society - [website][email][events]


Sunday 18 February 2018

Nia Holistic Movement

Sun 2/18, 10-11 am. Nia's philosophy is: "Through Movement We Find Health." Nia fitness is based on the idea that exercise should feel good inside and out. Nia is a cardio dance group fitness class that incorporates martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. As an ongoing practice, Nia promotes mindfulness, holistic fitness and well-being. Nia empowers people of all shapes and sizes to connect to their body, mind, emotions and spirit by paying attention to sensation. This one-hour class is perfect for all levels of experience and fitness. Parking is available at the back of the building Wear comfortable movement clothes. Bring a bottle of water. You are encouraged to be practice Nia barefoot. First class is free. Come with a friend: both of you enjoy a free class. Visionary Crossfit, 716 N Main Street, Gainesville, 32601. Sarit Sela, 605-796-9956. $10. Nia Holistic Dance with Sarit Sela - [email][events]

Fire Ants

Sun 2/18, 2-4 pm. If you don’t have fire ants, you probably live somewhere else, like Wyoming. What they are, how they got here, what they do, and how to control them. Because you’re never going to get rid of them completely. Join us for the presentation and bring your questions. 2815 NW 15 Place, Gainesville, 32605. 352-334-1272. Millhopper Branch Library - [website][events]

Vintage Waltz

Sun 2/18, 2-5 pm. Invite a new dancer. Bring a friend. First time attendees get in free. Please wear non-scuff shoes in the building to protect the fine dance floor. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville, 32601. Patrick Harrigan. $10, $5 students. Vintage Waltz - [events]

Baila Caliente

Sun 2/18, 4:30-7:30 pm. 4:30 Dance Variety. 5:45 - 7:30 pm Social Dancing. Studio C, 1925 NW 2 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Baila Caliente, 352-871-7244. Baila Caliente - [email][events]

West Coast Swing Dance in Ocala

Sun 2/18, 5:30-8:30 pm. Join us this Sunday for our usual Sunday Class and Dance. Paul Fairbanks, our regular instructor will be teaching once again in Ocala. Build a solid foundation gaining more knowledge of West Coast Swing concepts and patterns at our West Coast Swing Group class. Stay and practice at our usual social dance, which continues until everyone is done dancing. The more you dance, the better you get. Dancing is fun. No Partner needed, casual attire, flat or low heeled shoes for ladies is best for this dance. Beginner Class 5:30 PM Group Class 6:00 PM Social Dance 7:00 PM Join us afterwards for even more fabulous fun. Afterwards, we usually go nearby to Logan’s Roadhouse, where we hang out and eat and drink a little something, talk more about dancing and other stuff. Admission for lesson and dance is $10. PM Respiratory, 3306 SW 26 Ave, Suite 402, Ocala. Carol Smith. Ocala West Coast Swing - [events]

UF Argentine Tango Class

Sun 2/18, 6:15-8:15 pm. 6:15 pm Beginners 7:15 pm Intermediate and Advanced Want to learn tango? Come join the UF Argentine Tango Club for a free beginner tango class. Feel free to join even if you have never danced tango before, there are teachers for whatever level you might be. Who: Everyone can come. The beginner class is geared for people who have never danced before or who want to practice the basics. The intermediate class is for those who have been to at least some classes and is for you if you feel ready and confident enough to learn some new steps. The advanced class is for those who have been dancing for a long while now and will feature more complicated steps, so ask a teacher to make sure you are experienced enough for this level. What to wear: Bring a thick pair of socks to dance in. If you own a pair of salsa shoes or jazz or ballet flats, those work great too. Fancy shoes are not necessary. Reitz Union, Dance Studio A, UF Campus, Gainesville. Free. UF Argentine Tango Club - [email][events]


Monday 19 February 2018

Bamboo Sale

Mon 2/19. Every winter, Kanapaha holds an Annual Winter Bamboo Sale. In December, Kanapaha issues a descriptive sales/availability listing of bamboos that are being offered during January and February on a dug-to-order basis. Orders for bamboo may be phoned in to 352-372-4981 starting January 1st. Buyers will be advised of the date orders will be ready for pickup and payment will be needed when orders are placed. There are no refunds issued after the bamboo has been dug. Bamboo Sale is in January and February only. Order are prioritized by the date the customer is willing to come pickup the bamboo since some orders may exceed availability. Last day for placing orders is February 19th and the last day for picking up bamboo is February 25th. Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, 4700 SW 58 Drive, Gainesville, 32608. 352-372-4981. Kanapaha Botanical Gardens - [website][email][events]

Gator Salsa Club LA Style and Casino Salsa

Mon 2/19, 6. 6 pm LA style salsa. 7:15 pm Casino style. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, UF Campus, Gainesville, 32601. Gator Salsa Club. Free. Gator Salsa Club - [email][events]

Theatre Dance

Mon 2/19, 6-7 pm. Teacher Howard Anderson. Dance 352 Studio, 2512 NE 1 Blvd, Suite 500, Gainseville, 32601. 407-683-3841. Dance 352 - [email][events]

English Country Dancing

Mon 2/19, 6:30-9:30 pm. Doors open at 6:30. 6:50 lesson. Dancing starts at 7. English Country Dancing called by Randy Thorp. Bring light refreshments if you like. United Church of Gainesville, 1624 NW 5 Avenue, Gainesville, 32603. Annette Merritt, 352-246-4659. $5, $3 Students. English Country Dancing with Randy and Annette - [email][events]

Adult Ballet

Mon 2/19, 7-8 pm. Teacher Gabby. Dance 352 Studio, 2512 NE 1 Blvd, Suite 500, Gainseville, 32601. 407-683-3841. Dance 352 - [email][events]

Israeli Dancing One-Year Beginner Series Starts with Andy

Mon 2/19, 7. Israeli Dancing One-Year Beginner Series starts Monday January 29. Have fun learning to dance to a higher purpose. Awesome music, great dancing, get some exercise, make friends, have a new experience. After the one year, you will be a dancer. Cost per family for the first 5 week series Jan 29 to Feb 26 is: $25 in advance $30 at the door Have fun doing beautiful Israeli folk dances to great music, while learning how to dance. The best exercise for your mind, body and soul. All ages. No experience needed. Congregation B'nai Israel, around the left side, 3830 NW 16 Blvd, Gainesville, 32605. Andrew Weitzen, 352-327-3672. College aged and under are free. Israeli Dance with Andrew Weitzen - [website][email][events]

Working Food Grow Gainesville Third Monday Meet-up

Mon 2/19, 7-9 pm. Join the Grow Gainesville group for their monthly Third Monday Meeting where an interesting topic related to food production is discussed. Potluck, drawing for prizes, and a great social time with other growers. The event is always free. Working Food Community Center, 219 NW 10 Ave, Gainesville, 32601. Faith Carr, 352-260-4458. Working Food - [website][email][events]

Ballroom

Mon 2/19, 8:10-9:10 pm. Teacher Howard Anderson. Dance 352 Studio, 2512 NE 1 Blvd, Suite 500, Gainseville, 32601. 407-683-3841. Dance 352 - [email][events]


Tuesday 20 February 2018

Alpine Hydrogeology: The Critical Role of Groundwater in Sourcing the Headwaters of the World

Tue 2/20, 4-5 pm. Speaker: Dr. Masaki Hyashi, Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecturer for 2018, Professor & Canada Research Chair in Physical Hydrology, Department of Geoscience, University of Calgary, Canada. The UF Water Institute Distinguished Scholar Seminar Series invites high profile scholars to conduct a general Water Institute seminar at UF that will be of interest to a broad audience; meet with the Water Institute Faculty Advisory Committee to discuss strategic planning and partnering opportunities; and meet with interested Water Institute faculty and graduate students to discuss specific research/education issues. 3320 J. Wayne Reitz Union, UF Campus, Gainesville. UF Water Institute - [website][events]

Tap with Chaya

Tue 2/20, 6-7 pm. Designed to demonstrate that creativity can be fun for everyone and can make our community stronger and healthier. Experience fun, exercise and creative expression, musicality and feeling great through the language and joy of tap dancing as an art form for healing the body, mind and spirit, with rhythm, movement, music and sound. Wear comfortable clothing and tap shoes. Free childcare while you dance. Arrive early, class will begin promptly. North Central Florida YMCA, 5201 NW 34 Street, Gainesville, 32605. Chaya Heller, 561-330-2929. 6 classes $74 or $66 member, 10 classes $108 or $98 member, 1 class $15. Ayurveda Alternatives - [email][events]

Grand Squares

Tue 2/20, 6:15-9 pm. Westside Park, 1001 NW 34 Street, Gainesville. Susie Moon, 352-283-1296. $5. Grand Squares - [email][events]

Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen

Tue 2/20, 7-9:30 pm. Ballroom dance lesson followed by open dancing. Beginners and experienced dancers welcome. Different dance each week. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville. Eileen Paris. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [email][events]

Line Dancing and Swingout Class

Tue 2/20, 7-9 pm. Celebrity's Soul Food, 201 SE 2 Avenue, Gainesville, 32601. Wanda Lloyd. Smooth Flava Dance - [website][events]

Scottish Country Dancing

Tue 2/20, 7-9:30 pm. At a private home. Contact us for directions. Gainesville. Norma Wilson. Gainesville Scottish Country Dancers - [email][events]

Dance Camp International Folk

Tue 2/20, 7:30-9:30 pm. More advanced ethnic dance. Beginners welcome. Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Margaret Tolbert. $5. Dance Camp - [email][events]

Salsa

Tue 2/20, 7:30-9:30 pm. We offer two hours of group classes each Tuesday and Thursday. All are welcome to join in for group classes, no partner is needed. Classes are divided into three levels for Salsa: Beginner, Intermediate A and Intermediate B, and two levels for Bachata: Beginner and Intermediate. A single instructor teaches each level, and students rotate partners throughout the class. Salsa Class: Tuesday 7:30-8:30 pm and 8:30-9:30 pm Thursday 8:30-9:30 pm Bachata Class: Thursday 9:30-10:30 pm. The Movement, 1212 N Main Street, Gainesville. Jose, 888-616-4786. $10 for 1 hour, $20 for 2 hours per night. Discounts for students and packages. Salsa Mundial - [email][events]


Wednesday 21 February 2018

Bird Walk

Wed 2/21, 8:30-11:30 am. Discover the rich diversity of birds (and maybe some rarities!) at north-central Florida’s newest birding hotspot in a 2-3-hour walking tour. Birders of all levels welcome. The bird walk takes place at Sweetwater Wetlands Park, which is located on the south side of Gainesville, 3/4 mile east of the intersection of SW 13th Street, US 441 and Williston Road. Look for the sign on the south side of the road. Those interested will meet at the covered shelter by the parking lot. Bird walks continue every Wednesday from September to May, at 8:30 am. Birding Field Trips are led by volunteers from Alachua Audubon Society. Walks are free, but park admission is $5 per car or $2 per person (bicyclists, pedestrians, buses) For more information visit the Alachua Audubon Society. Sweetwater Wetlands Park, 325 SW Williston Road, Gainesville, 32608. Danny Rohan, 352-393-8437 or TDD 352-334-2069. Sweetwater Wetlands Park - [website][email][events]

Vegetable Gardening for Beginners

Wed 2/21, 2-3 pm. Presentation will be conducted by Master Gardener Colin Burrows. Learn to start a vegetable garden using the square foot gardening technique. Bed construction, soil preparation, vegetables that can be grown, and pest control will be covered. There is no cost for the class. Space is Limited to 50 participants. Please pre-register at least 3 days prior to class by calling 352-337-6209 (voice mail). UF IFAS Alachua County Extension, 2800 NE 39 Avenue, Gainesville, 32609. UF IFAS Alachua County Extension - [website][events]

Vegetable Gardening for Beginners

Wed 2/21, 2-3 pm. Presentation will be conducted by Master Gardener Colin Burrows. Learn to start a vegetable garden using the square foot gardening technique. Bed construction, soil preparation, vegetables that can be grown, and pest control will be covered. There is no cost for the class. Space is Limited to 50 participants. Please pre-register at least 3 days prior to class by calling 352-337-6209 (voice mail). UF IFAS Alachua County Extension, 2800 NE 39 Avenue, Gainesville, 32609. 352-955-2402. UF IFAS Alachua County Extension - [website][events]

Valentine's Day Farm to Table Organic 4 Course Meal

Wed 2/21, 5. Prepared by Fables Catering. Vegetarian and meat options. Drinks at 5 pm. Dinner at 6 pm. Call for reservations. The Family Garden, 1655 SE 23 Place, Gainesville. 352-777-5248. $150 Couple. The Family Garden - [website][events]

Beginner Belly Dance

Wed 2/21, 6-7 pm. Teacher Karina. Dance 352 Studio, 2512 NE 1 Blvd, Suite 500, Gainseville, 32601. 407-683-3841. Dance 352 - [email][events]

Irish Dance

Wed 2/21, 6-9 pm. 6 pm Sean Nos. 7 pm Set Dancing. 8 pm Performance Class. Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Piper Call, 352-327-1090. Inisheer Irish Dance Company - [email][events]

West Coast Swing Social Dance

Wed 2/21, 7-10 pm. Rena's Ballroom, Gainesville, 32605. Josh Angel, 352-514-4238. $40 per month includes the entire evening. West Coast Swing with Josh Angel - [email][events]

Baila Caliente Bachata and Salsa

Wed 2/21, 8-10 pm. 8pm - 9pm Bachata. 9pm - 10pm Salsa. Studio C, 1925 NW 2 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Baila Caliente, 352-871-7244. Baila Caliente - [email][events]


Thursday 22 February 2018

Limited Commercias Landscape Manitenance Workshop

Thu 2/22, 8 am-5 pm. The Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance Workshop trains commercial landscape maintenance personnel to make correct pesticide applications to ornamentals and plant beds only. Attendance to the full day is required before sitting for the license’s exam. To apply for this exam, visit https://aesecomm.freshfromflorida.com. Click on pest control and then limited licenses. You can pay online and then you will be given a voucher number. Please bring the printed receipt and voucher number the day of the class. Up to six (6) CEUs will be available in the following categories: 3 General Standard/Core (Chapters 482 and 487), 3 Ornamental & Turf, 3 Limited Lawn and Ornamental, 3 Limited Landscape Maintenance, 3 Commercial Lawn and Ornamental. Individuals seeking recertification may attend the class for 4 hours if pre-registered on Eventbrite. Please pre-register by Monday, February 19. The registration fee is $30.00 per person (includes ... UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County 2800 NE 39 Avenue, Gainesville, 32609. Tatiana Sanchez, Commercial Horticulture Agent, 352-955-2402. UF Frank - [more][email][events]

Israeli Dance with Tony Arroyo

Thu 2/22, 6-8:30 pm. 6:00-6:45 pm Beginners 6:45-7:30 pm Intermediate 7:30-8:30 pm Open Dance. Kol Simcha Messianic Congregation, 5020 NW 23rd Ave, Gainesville, 32606. Tony Arroyo, 352-372-4574. Free. Kol Simcha Messianic Congregation - [website][email][events]

Salsa, Swing and Argentine Tango with Andy 4 of 4

Thu 2/22, 6-9 pm. 6 pm Salsa 7 pm Swing 8 pm Argentine Tango Each class is one hour and consists of both instruction and dancing. Couples friendly, you rotate as much as you want or not at all. Singles friendly, no partner needed. The more you dance, the faster you learn. The cost is for one class per person. You are invited to stay for the other classes on the same night at no extra charge, because we want you to dance more and learn faster. Cost: $50 for 4 week series, or $15 drop-in, or $5 student If financial considerations are keeping you for dancing, contact me. Congregation B'nai Israel, around the left side in the social hall, 3830 NW 16 Blvd, Gainesville, 32605. Andrew Weitzen, 352-327-3672. Swing Dance Gainesville - [email][events]

International Folk Dancing

Thu 2/22, 7-10 pm. Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville. Julieta, 352-281-0428. $6. Gainesville International Folk Dancers - [email][events]

Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen - Waltz

Thu 2/22, 7:30-8:45 pm. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville. Eileen Paris. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [email][events]

Salsa and Bachata with Salsa Mundial

Thu 2/22, 7:30-9:30 pm. Salsa Class: Thursday 7:30-8:30 pm Bachata Class: Thursday 8:30-9:30 pm. Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville. Jose, 888-616-4786. $10 for 1 hour, $20 for 2 hours per night. Discounts for students and packages. Salsa Mundial - [email][events]


Friday 23 February 2018

Dancing with the GODS Weekend

Fri 2/23 to Sun 2/25. Three days of dancing. Some events of the weekend will be held at: - Thelma Boktin Ceter - The Thomas Center, 302 NE 6th Ave - The Rosa B Williams Center, 524 NW 1st St Register at: https://www.eve?ntbrite.com/e/d?ancing-with-the?-gods-weekend-2?018-tickets-381?66869133. Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2nd Avenue, Gainesville. Susie, 352-466-9150. Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society - [website][email][events]

Argentine Tango Milonga Tardecito with Manuel Mazariego

Fri 2/23, 7:30 pm-0:30 am. Come to Afternoon for a special night of Argentine Tango dancing, delicious natural wines, great music, and a special tango performance. There will be an absolute beginners class from 7:30-8:30 pm where we invite any and all people to learn the basics. Class $7 Class plus Milonga $12 Milonga $10. Afternoon Restaurant, 231 NW 10 Avenue, Gainesville. UF Argentine Tango Club - [website][events]

Swing Dance Class and Social

Fri 2/23, 7:30-11 pm. Free lesson followed by open dancing. All ages welcome. No partner necessary. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle. Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2nd Avenue, Gainesville. Free. UF Swing Dance Club - [email][events]


Saturday 24 February 2018

Dancing with the GODS Weekend

Sat 2/24 to Sun 2/25. Three days of dancing. Some events of the weekend will be held at: - Thelma Boktin Ceter - The Thomas Center, 302 NE 6th Ave - The Rosa B Williams Center, 524 NW 1st St Register at: https://www.eve?ntbrite.com/e/d?ancing-with-the?-gods-weekend-2?018-tickets-381?66869133. Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2nd Avenue, Gainesville. Susie, 352-466-9150. Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society - [website][email][events]

MCI Dance Classes at Flow Space

Sat 2/24, 11:30 am-12:30 pm. Hosted by Dina Tigeleiro and Henna Hummingbird. M.C.I. Dance is Modern, Contemporary, and Improv dance all rolled into one awesome class, taught by Dina Tigeleiro. (Formerly known as Dina Zinni). All levels of dance experience are welcome as long as you are open to trying out new movement, and getting into the groove. Please join us at Flow Space, on the following dates: Sat, Feb 24th - 11:30 am to 12:30 pm Sat, March 10th - 11:30 am to 12:30 pm Sat, March 31st - 11:30 am to 12:30 pm The price is only $10 per Class. Flow Space, 117 NW 16 Avenue, Gainesville, 32601. Gainesville Dance Association - [website][events]

Argentine Tango Milonga Tardecito with Manuel Mazariego

Sat 2/24, 2-5 pm. Workshop Schedule and Pricing Saturday 2-3:15 (The Limin Room) Connection to the floor and you partner 3:45-5 (The Limin Room) Musicality and Orchestras Sunday 2-3:15 (The Limin Room) LA VARACIÓN : In this class you will learn about “La Variación:” how to identify it on the song, it’s musicality and how to dance it. ***THE LIMIN ROOM (2029 NW 6th Street) In the Curia Complex. Regular Pricing Individual Workshops: $12 Three Workshops Including Milonga: $35 Student Pricing (non-UF students) Individual Workshops: $10 Three Workshops Including Milonga: $25. Limin Room, in the Curia Complex, 2029 NW 6 Street, Gainesville. UF Argentine Tango Club - [website][events]

Ballroom Dance Party

Sat 2/24, 7:30-10:30 pm. Great mix of music of ballroom, latin, swing, and a little country. Light refreshments, large floating dance floor. Lots of free parking. $10, $7 student. No partner necessary. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville, 32608. Ray Parris, 352-375-7763. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [website][email][events]


Sunday 25 February 2018

Dancing with the GODS Weekend

Sun 2/25. Three days of dancing. Some events of the weekend will be held at: - Thelma Boktin Ceter - The Thomas Center, 302 NE 6th Ave - The Rosa B Williams Center, 524 NW 1st St Register at: https://www.eve?ntbrite.com/e/d?ancing-with-the?-gods-weekend-2?018-tickets-381?66869133. Thelma Boltin Center, 516 NE 2nd Avenue, Gainesville. Susie, 352-466-9150. Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society - [website][email][events]

Everyone Eats Public Orchard

Sun 2/25, 10 am-12 pm. Look for the event signs - then look for out table and banner. Cannot miss us. We will be weeding and cleaning up the linear garden along SE 23rd Place, just off SE 15th Street. It is right outside The Family Garden Organic and Fair Farm. It is our everybody eats orchard with loquats and mulberries planted along the roadside. We need to trim branches of encroaching trees, pull some weeds, and pick up trash. Bring gloves if you have some and a water bottle, we will have some gloves. Snacks provided. If there is a chainsaw person out there, it would be awesome to have you attend and take out some of the larger things encroaching. Crazy Woman Farm, Off SE 15 Street turn left at 23 Place, Gainesville, 32641. Joni Ellis, 352-262-7300. Crazy Woman Farm - [website][events]

Nia Holistic Movement

Sun 2/25, 10-11 am. Nia's philosophy is: "Through Movement We Find Health." Nia fitness is based on the idea that exercise should feel good inside and out. Nia is a cardio dance group fitness class that incorporates martial arts, dance arts and healing arts. As an ongoing practice, Nia promotes mindfulness, holistic fitness and well-being. Nia empowers people of all shapes and sizes to connect to their body, mind, emotions and spirit by paying attention to sensation. This one-hour class is perfect for all levels of experience and fitness. Parking is available at the back of the building Wear comfortable movement clothes. Bring a bottle of water. You are encouraged to be practice Nia barefoot. First class is free. Come with a friend: both of you enjoy a free class. Visionary Crossfit, 716 N Main Street, Gainesville, 32601. Sarit Sela, 605-796-9956. $10. Nia Holistic Dance with Sarit Sela - [email][events]

Active Streets at Depot Park

Sun 2/25, 11 am-3 pm. Active streets at Depot Park host a variety of different dancing through out the day. Depot Park, 200 SE Depot Avenue, Gainesville, 32601. Free. Gainesville Dance Association - [events]

Argentine Tango Milonga Tardecito with Manuel Mazariego

Sun 2/25, 2-3:15 pm. Workshop Schedule and Pricing Saturday 2-3:15 (The Limin Room) Connection to the floor and you partner 3:45-5 (The Limin Room) Musicality and Orchestras Sunday 2-3:15 (The Limin Room) LA VARACIÓN : In this class you will learn about “La Variación:” how to identify it on the song, it’s musicality and how to dance it. ***THE LIMIN ROOM (2029 NW 6th Street) In the Curia Complex. Regular Pricing Individual Workshops: $12 Three Workshops Including Milonga: $35 Student Pricing (non-UF students) Individual Workshops: $10 Three Workshops Including Milonga: $25. Limin Room, in the Curia Complex, 2029 NW 6 Street, Gainesville. UF Argentine Tango Club - [website][events]

Tap Dancing

Sun 2/25, 3:10-4:10 pm. Adult multilevel tap dancing with Shay. Dance 352 Studio, 2512 NE 1 Blvd, Suite 500, Gainseville, 32601. 407-683-3841. Dance 352 - [email][events]

Baila Caliente

Sun 2/25, 4:30-7:30 pm. 4:30 Dance Variety. 5:45 - 7:30 pm Social Dancing. Studio C, 1925 NW 2 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Baila Caliente, 352-871-7244. Baila Caliente - [email][events]

West Coast Swing Dance in Ocala

Sun 2/25, 5:30-8:30 pm. Join us this Sunday for our usual Sunday Class and Dance. Paul Fairbanks, our regular instructor will be teaching once again in Ocala. Build a solid foundation gaining more knowledge of West Coast Swing concepts and patterns at our West Coast Swing Group class. Stay and practice at our usual social dance, which continues until everyone is done dancing. The more you dance, the better you get. Dancing is fun. No Partner needed, casual attire, flat or low heeled shoes for ladies is best for this dance. Beginner Class 5:30 PM Group Class 6:00 PM Social Dance 7:00 PM Join us afterwards for even more fabulous fun. Afterwards, we usually go nearby to Logan’s Roadhouse, where we hang out and eat and drink a little something, talk more about dancing and other stuff. Admission for lesson and dance is $10. PM Respiratory, 3306 SW 26 Ave, Suite 402, Ocala. Carol Smith. Ocala West Coast Swing - [events]

UF Argentine Tango Class

Sun 2/25, 6:15-8:15 pm. 6:15 pm Beginners 7:15 pm Intermediate and Advanced Want to learn tango? Come join the UF Argentine Tango Club for a free beginner tango class. Feel free to join even if you have never danced tango before, there are teachers for whatever level you might be. Who: Everyone can come. The beginner class is geared for people who have never danced before or who want to practice the basics. The intermediate class is for those who have been to at least some classes and is for you if you feel ready and confident enough to learn some new steps. The advanced class is for those who have been dancing for a long while now and will feature more complicated steps, so ask a teacher to make sure you are experienced enough for this level. What to wear: Bring a thick pair of socks to dance in. If you own a pair of salsa shoes or jazz or ballet flats, those work great too. Fancy shoes are not necessary. Reitz Union, Dance Studio A, UF Campus, Gainesville. Free. UF Argentine Tango Club - [email][events]

Ecstatic Dance Plus Gong and Potluck

Sun 2/25, 7-9 pm. What is ecstatic dance? It is magical. It is mystical. It is freeing and wonderful. It is you. A time and place in sacred space to let go and live and be your self. Listen to your intuition. Let your body and breath be your guide. Let the music move you. No need to run or hide. Join us in this free-form movement called ecstatic dance. Lead yourself through a mix of music from all different genres, eras and places around the world. Follow your heart to get in the flow and find yourself in the dance. Come together with this ever-fresh and changing awesome group of beautiful people, for 90 minutes of 5-rhythms style ecstatic dance. This will be followed by a scintillating gong bath and a delectable vegan potluck. Join with friends of new and old in a sweet community of soft-hearted people you're sure to be welcomed by. Whether you think you can dance or not, please come out. This is an opportunity to step into the unknown and find ... Aurora Healing Arts, 109 SE 4 Ave, Gainesville, 32601. 352-562-9919. Aurora Healing Arts - [more][website][email][events]


Monday 26 February 2018

Foodscape Revolution

Mon 2/26, 10 am-12 pm. Garden author and personality, Brie Arthur, will share her signature design technique of Foodscaping, and sustainable landscape practice that embraces beauty and utility. She encourages everyone to think outside of the box, and learn how pairing edibles in a traditional ornamental landscape increases bio-diversity and adds purpose to everyday spaces. Registration required by Thursday, February 22 by 5 pm. Brie will share her favorite recipes and time-saving tips for preparing the fresh produce grown in the foodscape. From drying herbs for custom seasoning blends to canning peppers, Brie explains how to make the most of the food you grow. Enjoy a tomato tasting while learning how to make heirloom garden fresh sauce and salsa. Lake County Extension Center, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares. $6.22. UF IFAS Alachua County Extension - [website][events]

Gator Salsa Club LA Style and Casino Salsa

Mon 2/26, 6. 6 pm LA style salsa. 7:15 pm Casino style. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, UF Campus, Gainesville, 32601. Gator Salsa Club. Free. Gator Salsa Club - [email][events]

Theatre Dance

Mon 2/26, 6-7 pm. Teacher Howard Anderson. Dance 352 Studio, 2512 NE 1 Blvd, Suite 500, Gainseville, 32601. 407-683-3841. Dance 352 - [email][events]

English Country Dancing

Mon 2/26, 6:30-9:30 pm. Doors open at 6:30. 6:50 lesson. Dancing starts at 7. English Country Dancing called by Randy Thorp. Bring light refreshments if you like. United Church of Gainesville, 1624 NW 5 Avenue, Gainesville, 32603. Annette Merritt, 352-246-4659. $5, $3 Students. English Country Dancing with Randy and Annette - [email][events]

Adult Ballet

Mon 2/26, 7-8 pm. Teacher Gabby. Dance 352 Studio, 2512 NE 1 Blvd, Suite 500, Gainseville, 32601. 407-683-3841. Dance 352 - [email][events]

Israeli Dancing with Cyd

Mon 2/26, 7-9 pm. 7 to 7:45 Beginners. Have fun doing beautiful Israeli folk dances to great music, while learning how to dance. The best exercise for your mind, body and soul. All ages. No experience needed. Congregation B'nai Israel, around the left side, 3830 NW 16 Blvd, Gainesville, 32605. Andrew Weitzen, 352-327-3672. College aged and under are free. Israeli Dance with Andrew Weitzen - [website][email][events]

Ballroom

Mon 2/26, 7:10-8:10 pm. Teacher Howard Anderson. Dance 352 Studio, 2512 NE 1 Blvd, Suite 500, Gainseville, 32601. 407-683-3841. Dance 352 - [email][events]


Tuesday 27 February 2018

Green Industries Best Management Practices

Tue 2/27, 8 am-4 pm. Florida law states that all commercial fertilizer applicators must have a certificate from FDACS. To get this certificate, each commercial applicator must be trained in the GI-BMPs and receive a certificate of completion for UF/IFAS and FDEP. Registration includes class materials and lunch. Please register by February 21, no refunds. Available Continuing Education Units, up to four, include: General Standards/Core (Chapter 482 or 487) Private Applicator Ornamental and Turf Limited Urban Fertilizer Limited Landscape Maintenance Limited Lawn and Ornamental Commercial Lawn and Ornamental. UF IFAS Alachua County Extension, 2800 NE 39 Avenue, Gainesville, 32611. Dr. Tatiana Sanchez, 352-955-2402. $25. UF IFAS Alachua County Extension - [events]

Green Industries Best Management Practices

Tue 2/27, 8:15 am-4 pm. Florida law states that all commercial fertilizer applicators must have a certificate from FDACS. To get this certificate, each commercial applicator must be trained in the GI-BMPs and receive a certificate of completion from UF/IFAS and FDEP. CEUs will be available. No refunds. $25 includes class materials and lunch. Register through Eventbrite at https://tinyurl.com/y7bw4hma. UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County 2800 NE 39 Avenue, Gainesville, 32609. Tatiana Sanchez, Commercial Horticulture Agent, 352-955-2402. UF Frank - [email][events]

Tap with Chaya

Tue 2/27, 6-7 pm. Designed to demonstrate that creativity can be fun for everyone and can make our community stronger and healthier. Experience fun, exercise and creative expression, musicality and feeling great through the language and joy of tap dancing as an art form for healing the body, mind and spirit, with rhythm, movement, music and sound. Wear comfortable clothing and tap shoes. Free childcare while you dance. Arrive early, class will begin promptly. North Central Florida YMCA, 5201 NW 34 Street, Gainesville, 32605. Chaya Heller, 561-330-2929. 6 classes $74 or $66 member, 10 classes $108 or $98 member, 1 class $15. Ayurveda Alternatives - [email][events]

Grand Squares

Tue 2/27, 6:15-9 pm. Westside Park, 1001 NW 34 Street, Gainesville. Susie Moon, 352-283-1296. $5. Grand Squares - [email][events]

Ballroom Dancing with Ray and Eileen

Tue 2/27, 7-9:30 pm. Ballroom dance lesson followed by open dancing. Beginners and experienced dancers welcome. Different dance each week. Rena's Ballroom, 720 NW 23 Ave, Gainesville. Eileen Paris. Ballroom Dancing with Parris Dance - [email][events]

Line Dancing and Swingout Class

Tue 2/27, 7-9 pm. Celebrity's Soul Food, 201 SE 2 Avenue, Gainesville, 32601. Wanda Lloyd. Smooth Flava Dance - [website][events]

Scottish Country Dancing

Tue 2/27, 7-9:30 pm. At a private home. Contact us for directions. Gainesville. Norma Wilson. Gainesville Scottish Country Dancers - [email][events]

Dance Camp International Folk

Tue 2/27, 7:30-9:30 pm. An ethnic adventure in dance and music. More advanced ethnic dance. Beginners welcome. Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Margaret Tolbert. $5. Dance Camp - [email][events]

Salsa

Tue 2/27, 7:30-9:30 pm. We offer two hours of group classes each Tuesday and Thursday. All are welcome to join in for group classes, no partner is needed. Classes are divided into three levels for Salsa: Beginner, Intermediate A and Intermediate B, and two levels for Bachata: Beginner and Intermediate. A single instructor teaches each level, and students rotate partners throughout the class. Salsa Class: Tuesday 7:30-8:30 pm and 8:30-9:30 pm Thursday 8:30-9:30 pm Bachata Class: Thursday 9:30-10:30 pm. The Movement, 1212 N Main Street, Gainesville. Jose, 888-616-4786. $10 for 1 hour, $20 for 2 hours per night. Discounts for students and packages. Salsa Mundial - [email][events]

Aloha. Hula, Samoan and Tahitian Dancing

Tue 2/27, 7:45-8:45 pm. Hula, Samoan and Tahitian dancing last Tuesday of the month. Satchel's Pizza, 1800 NE 23 Avenue, Gainesville, 32609. Gainesville Dance Association - [website][events]


Wednesday 28 February 2018

Bird Walk

Wed 2/28, 8:30-11:30 am. Discover the rich diversity of birds (and maybe some rarities!) at north-central Florida’s newest birding hotspot in a 2-3-hour walking tour. Birders of all levels welcome. The bird walk takes place at Sweetwater Wetlands Park, which is located on the south side of Gainesville, 3/4 mile east of the intersection of SW 13th Street, US 441 and Williston Road. Look for the sign on the south side of the road. Those interested will meet at the covered shelter by the parking lot. Bird walks continue every Wednesday from September to May, at 8:30 am. Birding Field Trips are led by volunteers from Alachua Audubon Society. Walks are free, but park admission is $5 per car or $2 per person (bicyclists, pedestrians, buses) For more information visit the Alachua Audubon Society. Sweetwater Wetlands Park, 325 SW Williston Road, Gainesville, 32608. Danny Rohan, 352-393-8437 or TDD 352-334-2069. Sweetwater Wetlands Park - [website][email][events]

Spice it Up the Healthy Way

Wed 2/28, 1:30-3:30 pm. Topics will include: tips and suggestions for using herbs to reduce sodium in the diet. Individuals will take home some herb blends and booklet with herb information. The registration fee is $15. Please register through Eventbrite by February 23 at https://tinyurl.com/y8anppcx. Subject to cancellation if less than 10 people registered. If workshop is cancelled registration fee will be reimbursed. UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County 2800 NE 39 Avenue, Gainesville, 32609. Martha B. Maddox, Family and Consumer Science Agent, 352-955-2402. UF Frank - [email][events]

Spice It Up the Healthy Way with Herbs Workshop

Wed 2/28, 1:30-3:30 pm. Topics will include: tips and suggestions for using herbs to reduce sodium in the diet. Individuals will take home some herb blends and booklet with herb information. UF IFAS Alachua County Extension, 2800 NE 39 Avenue, Gainesville, 32609. Martha B. Maddox, Family and Consumer Science Agent, 352-955-2402. $15. UF IFAS Alachua County Extension - [events]

Beginner Belly Dance

Wed 2/28, 6-7 pm. Teacher Karina. Dance 352 Studio, 2512 NE 1 Blvd, Suite 500, Gainseville, 32601. 407-683-3841. Dance 352 - [email][events]

Irish Dance

Wed 2/28, 6-9 pm. 6 pm Sean Nos. 7 pm Set Dancing. 8 pm Performance Class. Rosa B Williams Dance Center, 524 NW 1 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Piper Call, 352-327-1090. Inisheer Irish Dance Company - [email][events]

West Coast Swing Class

Wed 2/28, 7-10 pm. New dancers get in free their first class. If you have been coming to our classes already, and bring someone new to our dances you get $5 off the months admission and they get in free. July Classes: We begin a new month of Beginner West Coast Swing classes, followed by Intermediate WCS. Our schedule for the month: Class #1. Newbie Night Class fee due for Intermediate Class #2 Beginner and Int WCS classes Class Social Dance. (no lesson, just dancing) Class #3 Beginner and Int WCS classes West Coast Wednesdays Schedule: 7:00 - 7:15pm Doors Open / Warm Up 7:15 - 8:00pm Beginner West Coast Swing 8:00 - 9:00pm Intermediate West Coast Swing 9:00 - 10:00pm Open Social Dancing Admission Costs: - BEGINNER CLASS: Beginner class may pay per night: $5 for the 7:15-8:00pm Beginner Class. - INTERMEDIATE CLASS: $40 per month due at the first class of the month, which includes all the Beginner and Intermediate classes for the mon ... Rena's Ballroom, Gainesville, 32605. Josh Angel, 352-514-4238. $40 per month includes the entire evening. West Coast Swing with Josh Angel - [more][email][events]

Baila Caliente Bachata and Salsa

Wed 2/28, 8-10 pm. 8pm - 9pm Bachata. 9pm - 10pm Salsa. Studio C, 1925 NW 2 Street, Gainesville, 32601. Baila Caliente, 352-871-7244. Baila Caliente - [email][events]

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