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Feel “D” Love: 6 p.m. today through February 28, Depot Park, 200 SE Depot Ave. Free. (depotpark.org) Landscaping and park elements illuminated with romantic lighting themes every night throughout February.
Slowest exposure survival: Now – September 12, Florida Museum of Natural History, 3215 Hull Road. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. (floridamuseum.ufl.edu, 846-2000) Admission, $ 10, adults, $ 9, Florida residents, seniors, and Florida non-university students; $ 7, ages 3-17, free for museum members and UF students with a valid Gator 1 card. Full admission prices are available online at www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/visit/plan. Guests I closely observe a sloth, turtle, iguana, and other living creatures to learn about the unique adaptations that some animals have developed to survive, no matter how slow, small, or weak.
Winter reading challenge: Online today through Monday, aclib.beanstack.org. To free. The Alachua County Library District is launching the first winter reading challenge, calling on the community to read 1,000 hours today through February 14 to win local prizes and help the Library District compete with the libraries across the country. Participants can register at aclib.beanstack.org or by using the Beanstack app. Nine local readers will receive $ 20 gift cards at local restaurants
The Harn art museum store: Books for purchase: The Peace, Power and Prestige catalog: Metal Arts in Africa and Lewis Carroll’s book “Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There” illustrated by Maggie Taylor and associated with the Dreaming Alice exhibition : Maggie Taylor Through the Looking-Glass. Buy in store or reserve your copy today at https://harn.ufl.edu/bookorder. The store manager will contact you for payment and arrange shipping or pickup at your convenience.
COVID-19 Community Archives: Ongoing, [email protected] To free. The Matheson History Museum will create a COVID-19 community archive that will be shared digitally over the next few weeks and in upcoming exhibits. They are asking residents of Alachua County to help document the community’s experience with digital submissions of photographs, video clips, stories, or whatever else county residents think helps tell their story. .
Afternoon adventure camp: 2 pm to 5 pm Wednesdays at the Cade Museum, 811 S. Main St. This midweek opportunity will focus on challenges that stimulate children’s creativity and imaginations. Educators at the Cade Museum help children ages 5-11 participate in a wide range of hands-on STEAM experiences and activities. In the Creativity Lab and the Fab Lab, kids will explore and improve their skills in 3D design, coding, robotics, and more. Cade educators will be available to help K-5 children with homework challenges. Registrations are open. Members benefit from a reduced rate.
Little sparks from 0 to 5 years old:10:15 to 11:15 a.m. On Thursdays, doors open at 10 a.m. Cade Museum, 811 S. Main St. Children will receive a Little Sparks personal kit with all their supplies, plus products and plugs that extend the fun and learning at home. Our BRAIN and Sweat Solution exhibitions will also be open for Little Sparks on Thursdays until 11:30 am.
The Cade Museum of Creativity and Invention: noon – 5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, general admission. ([email protected]) You can schedule a group visit Thursday, Friday or Saturday. Advance reservations are required. If your group cannot make it to the Cade Museum, let our Cade educators come to you. Learn more
Alachua County Library District Grab & Go Services: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday in the 12 library branches. (352-334-3909 or [email protected]) For updates, visit www.aclib.us/CurrentServices
Florida Museum of Natural History: To ensure a safe environment, all visitors and museum staff are required to wear face coverings, foot traffic throughout the museum will follow a one-way path to ensure physical distancing. Reopening of exhibits includes “Butterfly Rainforest”, “Florida Fossils: Evolution of Life and Earth”, “Northwest Florida: Waterways & Wildlife”, “South Florida People & Environments”, “Exploring Our World” , “Fossil Plant Garden” and “” Florida Wildflower and Butterfly Garden. All exhibits are free, but regular admission fees apply to enter the “Butterfly Rainforest” exhibit: $ 14 for adults ($ 12 for Florida residents and seniors) and $ 7 for adults. 3-17 years old. Entrance is free for museum members and UF students with a valid Gator 1 card. The museum has temporarily suspended Butterfly rainforest spotlights, group tours, and weekend plant sales. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. 3215, chemin Hull. (floridamuseum.ufl.edu, 846-2000)
Black C Art Gallery: A gallery and performance space at 201 SE 2nd Pl. Suite 111. It features the work of dancer, photographer and visual artist Ani Collier, as well as selected guest artists. Black C’s mission is to create, connect and share experimental and visual performing arts. Recently, with the addition of art consultant Lauren Warhol Caldwell, Ani expanded the space to include a mix of genres in a true “black box” setting.
Craftsmen Guild Gallery: Porch Painting Pop-up: The Galerie de la Guilde des Artisans offers the region’s largest selection of quality handcrafted works of art and crafts by 50 regional artists. Hours from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day. Social distancing and masks are mandatory.
Malgorzata Gallery: December schedule 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday, 2441 NW 43rd St., No. 9, Thornebrook Village. (215-8689, malgorzatas.com) Featuring November Sky jewelry from Morningstar Metalworks Nancy and Art Mathewson from NY.
EVENTS TO COME
Sunday assembly: a lay community: 11 a.m. Sunday February 21 via Zoom. ([email protected]) A lay community featuring the guest speaker will be Jim Gross, executive director of Florida Defenders of the Environment since 2016. Subject: Oklawaha River. Gross is also an assistant professor at Santa Fe College as well as a licensed professional geologist in California and Florida. Its subject will be the Ocklawaha River. [email protected]
SPECTACULAR concert with three organs: 4 p.m. today, February 14, Holy Trinity Church, 100 NE First St. Holy Trinity Church comes to life to the sound of three organs, featuring John T. Lowe, Jr., Seth Bott, Shawn Thomas and guests specials The Holy Trinity Choir, performing the Mass for choir and two organs by Charles-Marie Widor. Reserve your seat at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/three-organ-spectacular-concert-tickets-138089285771?aff=NOTE: The live broadcast will begin 5 minutes before the concert and can be viewed the same day of concert, as well as for a limited time thereafter, via the Holy Trinity Facebook page or the YouTube channel (found by going to www.holytrinitygnv.org).
Heartwood Music Festival IV: 5:00 p.m., February 26, noon – 1:00 a.m. February 27, Heartwood Sounstage, 619 S. Main St. Weekend passes, $ 30, Friday night passes are $ 15, and Saturday passes are $ 20. Student offered; all tickets can be purchased at https://heartwoodsoundstage.com/event/heartwood-music-fest-v/here. All live performances are held outdoors and the festival will be webcast live on the Heartwood website. Live broadcast tickets will be chargeable
Nella: 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Friday, February 26, UpStage at the Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $ 35. (performancearts.ufl.edu, 392-2787). A fresh and exciting voice from Margarita Island in Venezuela, Nella’s music has been described as ‘pop with something to say’. It’s a rare chance to see an ascendant artist on the verge of sold out stadiums.
“The dancer’s choice”: Friday noon and Saturday 5 p.m., Pofahl Studios, 1325 NW Second St. Tickets: $ 35 adults, $ 25 students. (dancealive.org) A performance where the dancers choose the choreography.
Centuries ago and yesterday: a new musical ‘ 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 4 p.m. Feb. 21 Online, produced by the Drama Department at EastsideHigh School. Tickets, $ 15 PER DEVICE – a nod to the new way the show is presented in the era of COVID. Tickets can be purchased online at: our.show/eastsideagesago. The show includes both humorous and tragic stories about living with COVID. While the students weren’t physically “together” for most of the project, junior Marrien Manning says the cast and crew came together in a different way.
High Springs Playhouse; Barefoot in the park! : 19h Friday through Sunday February 28, High Springs Playhouse. Corie is a romantic free spirit. Paul is a young conservative lawyer. This classic romantic comedy follows these six-day-old newlyweds as their dream wedding and five-story elevator-free apartment crumbles before their eyes. This hilarious and deeply touching 1963 play by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Neil Simon explores universal questions about love, compatibility, and relationships. Sometimes unpacking the emotional baggage is the biggest move of all This Hilarious Tale
Art at the Archer Depot Festival: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., March 13, Historic Archer Depot, 16994 SW 134th Ave. A fun event for the whole family centered on the historic Archer Depot. Live music all day long, food and many vendors of all kinds, artists, artisans, artisans, food and information stalls and a space for children. Sponsored by the City of Archer and the Historical Society of Archer. For more information: Linda 352.374.8240 www. ArcherHistoricalSociety.org or email ArcherHistorical @ gmail