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‘Florida Museum’s new egg-citing dinosaur exhibit now open

'dinosaur' petting zoo
September 25, 2021 - January 9, 2022
Florida Museum of Natural History, 3215 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL 32611 United States
$5.50 – $8

Step back in time! Learn about the lives of dinosaurs through their eggs, nests and embryos in the “Tiny Titans:… Continue Reading ‘Florida Museum’s new egg-citing dinosaur exhibit now open

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Ongoing

A Christmas Carol

a christmas carol
December 2, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - December 23, 2021 @ 9:00 pm
Hippodrome Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Pl
Gainesville, FL 32601 United States
$25

Back on the mainstage after its debut in 2019, the Hippodrome’s very own adaptation of A Christmas Carol returns. Join… Continue Reading A Christmas Carol

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Story Time on the Green: Holiday Edition

Cardinal and pine tree with the title Story Time on the Green Holiday Edition
December 14, 2021 @ 10:00 am - December 18, 2021 @ 10:30 am
Gainesville, FL United States
Free

Enjoy holiday stories and songs for kids at Story Time on the Green: Holiday Edition Tuesday, Dec. 14-Saturday, Dec. 18… Continue Reading Story Time on the Green: Holiday Edition

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5 Years of Blackadder Beers

Blackadder 5 years of beers
December 14, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - December 18, 2021 @ 9:00 pm
Blackadder Brewing Company, 618 NW 60th St Ste A
Gainesville, FL 32607 United States

Has it been 5 years already? Believe it or not, YES it has! Blackadder Brewing Company officially turns 5 on… Continue Reading 5 Years of Blackadder Beers

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9:00 am

Pine Tree Planting with Ashton Biological Preserve

person in front of pine trees
December 18, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until March 12, 2022

Ashton Biological Preserve, SW 119th Ave
Archer, FL 32618 United States
Free

In partnership with Ashton Biological Preserve, We Are Neutral is hoping to get 10,000 trees (and 8,000 butterfly plants) in… Continue Reading Pine Tree Planting with Ashton Biological Preserve

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10:00 am

History & Holidays Guided Tours

let it snow
December 18, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until December 18, 2021

Historic Haile Homestead, 8500 SW Archer Road
Gainesville, FL 32608 United States
$5

Let It Snow! Come visit the Historic Haile Homestead for “History & Holidays” guided tours. See the Homestead decorated for… Continue Reading History & Holidays Guided Tours

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Recurve Bow Tuning Seminar

students in classroom
December 18, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Easton Newberry Archer Center, 24880 NW 16 Ave
Newberry, FL 32669 United States

This seminar will teach the basics of tuning an Olympic-style recurve bow, and if you own/bring your own equipment you… Continue Reading Recurve Bow Tuning Seminar

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2:00 pm

NUTCRACKER

ballet dancers
December 18, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - December 19, 2021 @ 3:30 pm
Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 3201 Hull Rd
Gainesville, FL 32611 United States
$15 – $45

Dance Alive National Ballet presents THE NUTCRACKER DECEMBER 18 & 19, 2021 2:00 P.M. & 7:30 P.M. The all-time family… Continue Reading NUTCRACKER

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Alachua Conservation Trust’s Holiday Mingle

holiday mingle
December 18, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Prairie Creek Preserve Lodge, 7204 SE CR 234
Gainesville, FL 32641 United States
Free

Bring your friends and family for an outdoor celebration of this year's conservation victories! Boxed hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and plenty… Continue Reading Alachua Conservation Trust’s Holiday Mingle

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4:00 pm

CLASS WITH CLARA

clara and wooden nutcracker
December 18, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 4:00 pm, repeating until December 19, 2021

Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 3201 Hull Rd
Gainesville, FL 32611 United States
$25

DANCE ALIVE NATIONAL BALLET presents CLASS WITH CLARA DECEMBER 18 & 19, 2021 4:00 PM Join the charming ‘Clara’, heroine… Continue Reading CLASS WITH CLARA

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7:00 pm

Miracle on 34th Street

miracle on 34th street
December 18, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 23, 2021

Hippodrome Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Pl
Gainesville, FL 32601 United States
$25

Celebrate your holidays with this all time favorite classic story. A last-minute replacement Santa for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade… Continue Reading Miracle on 34th Street

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A Very Harry Christmas Trivia Night

December 18, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Blackadder Brewing Company, 618 NW 60th St Ste A
Gainesville, FL 32607 United States

What's on your Christmas list? Wizard crackers, an invisibility cloak or a maybe handmade Molly Weasley sweater... Blackadder Brewing Company… Continue Reading A Very Harry Christmas Trivia Night

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8:00 pm

Oliver at Gainesville Community Playhouse

oliver
December 18, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 18, 2021

Vam York Theater, 4039 NW 16th Blvd
Gainesville, FL 32605 United States

Oliver is a classic musical set in Victorian London. It is based on the novel, Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens.… Continue Reading Oliver at Gainesville Community Playhouse

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A Good Old Fashioned, Redneck Country Christmas

country christmas poster
December 18, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 18, 2021

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 19, 2021

High Springs Playhouse, 130 NE 1st Ave,
High Springs, FL 32643 United States
$10 – $15

December 3 – 19, 2021 By: Kris Vosler - Directed by Julie Tucker What if the three wise men weren’t… Continue Reading A Good Old Fashioned, Redneck Country Christmas

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