Kids Yoga at Depot Park
Oct
28
9:30 AM09:30

Kids Yoga at Depot Park

Join certified yoga instructor Jillian Goldstein Yoga with Jillian on Sundays at 9:30am on The Hill at Depot Park for Kids Yoga! 

Ideal for children ages 3-8, but caregivers know best. Caregivers must remain with the children and are encouraged to participate.

This class will blend the teachings and values of traditional yoga (breath work, mindfulness, postures, self-awareness) with games, activities, music, dancing, laughter and lots of fun! 

A growing body of scientific research continues to demonstrate the effectiveness of in yoga in improving focus, memory, self-esteem, academic performance, and even classroom behavior in children. 

Bring a yoga mat and water.

$5 fee per child.


Parking: Available in the main parking lot for Depot Park.
For additional parking locations, visit http://www.depotpark.org/directions/

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Family Friendly Bike Ride
Nov
17
9:00 AM09:00

Family Friendly Bike Ride

Join the Gainesville Cycling Club for our monthly Family Friendly Ride from Depot Park down the Gainesville Hawthorne Trail to the Lake Alachua Overlook for a 9 mile round trip. A shorter option is to ride to the Sweetwater Overlook, which is a 6 mile round trip. Parents and helmets required. Tag-alongs and bike trailers welcome, but no training wheels. We will meet at the far end of the Depot Park parking lot. Don't forget your water bottles!

Website: www.gccfla.org
Contact Name: Jeanie West
Contact Phone: 352-318-9727
Contact Email: jeanie_west@yahoo.com

This event is FREE and you do not have to be a member of the Gainesville Cycling Club to ride with us. This event repeats the third Saturday of every month.

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MOVIES @ Depot Park
Nov
17
5:30 PM17:30

MOVIES @ Depot Park

It's movie time at Depot Park again! 

These free outdoor events will take place on The Hill at sunset on the Saturday’s of: 

September 22, 7:30pm – The Muppets
October 13, 7pm – Cars
November 17, 5:30pm – Fantastic Mr. Fox

What can I bring? Family & friends; low back chairs & blankets, and picnic baskets. Minors must be accompanied by a guardian.

How much does it cost? It’s free!

Will food be available? Pop-a-Top General Store , Boxcar Wine & Beer Garden Bar Bites and Humble Wood Fire pizza truck.

What items are prohibited? Alcoholic beverages, glass bottles and glass containers.

Can I bring my dog? Well behaved dogs are welcome, but they must be on a leash at all times.

What happens if it rains? Check the Depot Park Facebook page for weather updates and announcements.

Will the Children's Play Area be open? The Children's Play Area is open from dawn to dusk, so it will be closed shortly before the movie begins.

Parking: Plenty of free parking in the overflow parking lot and nearby streets http://www.depotpark.org/directions/. And remember a great way to get to Depot Park is by bicycle or bus!

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Family Friendly Bike Ride
Dec
15
9:00 AM09:00

Family Friendly Bike Ride

Join the Gainesville Cycling Club for our monthly Family Friendly Ride from Depot Park down the Gainesville Hawthorne Trail to the Lake Alachua Overlook for a 9 mile round trip. A shorter option is to ride to the Sweetwater Overlook, which is a 6 mile round trip. Parents and helmets required. Tag-alongs and bike trailers welcome, but no training wheels. We will meet at the far end of the Depot Park parking lot. Don't forget your water bottles!

Website: www.gccfla.org
Contact Name: Jeanie West
Contact Phone: 352-318-9727
Contact Email: jeanie_west@yahoo.com

This event is FREE and you do not have to be a member of the Gainesville Cycling Club to ride with us. This event repeats the third Saturday of every month.

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Kids Yoga at Depot Park
Oct
21
9:30 AM09:30

Kids Yoga at Depot Park

Join certified yoga instructor Jillian Goldstein Yoga with Jillian on Sundays at 9:30am on The Hill at Depot Park for Kids Yoga! 

Ideal for children ages 3-8, but caregivers know best. Caregivers must remain with the children and are encouraged to participate.

This class will blend the teachings and values of traditional yoga (breath work, mindfulness, postures, self-awareness) with games, activities, music, dancing, laughter and lots of fun! 

A growing body of scientific research continues to demonstrate the effectiveness of in yoga in improving focus, memory, self-esteem, academic performance, and even classroom behavior in children. 

Bring a yoga mat and water.

$5 fee per child.


Parking: Available in the main parking lot for Depot Park.
For additional parking locations, visit http://www.depotpark.org/directions/

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Tom Petty Birthday Bash '18
Oct
20
2:00 PM14:00

Tom Petty Birthday Bash '18

Tom Petty Birthday Bash- October 19th and 20th, 2018

Tom Petty Birthday Bash is a FREE music festival celebrating the life and legacy of Tom Petty through diverse music performances, art and community engagement to share his music for generations to come.

You can download your free ticket, or upgrade to support the festival and benefit the UF Health Shands Arts In Medicine, and receive cool merchandise, festival perks, and an invitation to an exclusive pre-party! 

All tickets are available at www.tompettybirthdaybash.com

ARTISTS ANNOUNCEMENTS
Heavy Petty (Gainesville's own Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Tribute Band)
Mudpies (Mudcrutch tribute) 
Gregg McMillan Songwriter
HEDGES
The High Divers
The Artisanals
Edan Archer
Jake Thistle Music
Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones
Whiskey & Co. 
Lots of special guests and more to come!

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Tom Petty Birthday Bash '18
Oct
19
5:00 PM17:00

Tom Petty Birthday Bash '18

Tom Petty Birthday Bash- October 19th and 20th, 2018

Tom Petty Birthday Bash is a FREE music festival celebrating the life and legacy of Tom Petty through diverse music performances, art and community engagement to share his music for generations to come.

You can download your free ticket, or upgrade to support the festival and benefit the UF Health Shands Arts In Medicine, and receive cool merchandise, festival perks, and an invitation to an exclusive pre-party! 

All tickets are available at www.tompettybirthdaybash.com

ARTISTS ANNOUNCEMENTS
Heavy Petty (Gainesville's own Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Tribute Band)
Mudpies (Mudcrutch tribute) 
Gregg McMillan Songwriter
HEDGES
The High Divers
The Artisanals
Edan Archer
Jake Thistle Music
Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones
Whiskey & Co. 
Lots of special guests and more to come!

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Kappa Epsilon's Steps of Life 5K
Oct
14
8:00 PM20:00

Kappa Epsilon's Steps of Life 5K

Kappa Epsilon is excited to host the 2018 Steps of Life 5K. Proceeds from the 5K will benefit our local KE chapter as well as Blossoming Butterfly, a local organization dedicated to supporting women with breast cancer by offering both emotional and financial support. 

For race details visit our race website at: https://stepsoflife5k.weebly.com/race-details.html

Registration link:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfTTgE-tEpU_TbKCWzMPZXan7BZLCoEbHNOrb3XentLPcWjiw/viewform

For more information about Blossoming Butterfly: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BlossomingButterflyOrg/about/?ref=page_internal

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Indie Flea Gainesville
Oct
14
1:00 PM13:00

Indie Flea Gainesville

Intentionally curated Pop-up showcase of the best local and traveling makers, fine artists, jewelry and home-good creators, food artisans, succulent growers, vintage collectors, designers, printer-makers, and local businesses. Stay for the day and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Depot Park.

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Kids Yoga at Depot Park
Oct
14
9:30 AM09:30

Kids Yoga at Depot Park

Join certified yoga instructor Jillian Goldstein Yoga with Jillian on Sundays at 9:30am on The Hill at Depot Park for Kids Yoga! 

Ideal for children ages 3-8, but caregivers know best. Caregivers must remain with the children and are encouraged to participate.

This class will blend the teachings and values of traditional yoga (breath work, mindfulness, postures, self-awareness) with games, activities, music, dancing, laughter and lots of fun! 

A growing body of scientific research continues to demonstrate the effectiveness of in yoga in improving focus, memory, self-esteem, academic performance, and even classroom behavior in children. 

Bring a yoga mat and water.

$5 fee per child.


Parking: Available in the main parking lot for Depot Park.
For additional parking locations, visit http://www.depotpark.org/directions/

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MOVIES @ Depot Park
Oct
13
7:00 PM19:00

MOVIES @ Depot Park

It's movie time at Depot Park again! 

These free outdoor events will take place on The Hill at sunset on the Saturday’s of: 

September 22, 7:30pm – The Muppets
October 13, 7pm – Cars
November 17, 5:30pm – Fantastic Mr. Fox

What can I bring? Family & friends; low back chairs & blankets, and picnic baskets. Minors must be accompanied by a guardian.

How much does it cost? It’s free!

Will food be available? Pop-a-Top General Store , Boxcar Wine & Beer Garden Bar Bites and Humble Wood Fire pizza truck.

What items are prohibited? Alcoholic beverages, glass bottles and glass containers.

Can I bring my dog? Well behaved dogs are welcome, but they must be on a leash at all times.

What happens if it rains? Check the Depot Park Facebook page for weather updates and announcements.

Will the Children's Play Area be open? The Children's Play Area is open from dawn to dusk, so it will be closed shortly before the movie begins.

Parking: Plenty of free parking in the overflow parking lot and nearby streets http://www.depotpark.org/directions/. And remember a great way to get to Depot Park is by bicycle or bus!

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Walk With Me Towards Recovery Annual NAMI Gainesville Walk
Oct
13
8:00 AM08:00

Walk With Me Towards Recovery Annual NAMI Gainesville Walk

Walk With Me Towards Recovery. At this year's event, we invite you to walk in honor or memory of someone whose life has been affected by mental illness or someone who has paved the way for services that support survivors. 

NAMI Gainesville's annual mental health and suicide prevention awareness walk will be held October 13th, 2018 at Depot Park 8am-11am.

Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy HorsesBeau the Therapy Dog, and Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs Inc will be joining us this year! Area non-profits and organizations will have tents set up including AnArtists Community Group who will be offering face painting, and there will be live music during registration. 

This is a family friendly event! 

Visit https://bit.ly/2mZ2jFD to register for the walk. Tickets are free for Peers, $10 for students and $20 for adults.

Your involvement as a walker, sponsor, or donor sends the message that our community values mental health and suicide awareness. Event proceeds will provide education outreach, classes, support groups, and advocacy for individuals who have been affected by mental illness and their families.

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Birds and Brews - Guided Bird Walk
Oct
7
5:45 PM17:45

Birds and Brews - Guided Bird Walk

First Magnitude Brewing Company  is teaming up with the Alachua Audubon Society to host monthly bird walks!

We will meet the first Sunday of each month at in front of the metal Maggie sign by the entrance to The Source. The group, led by volunteers from the Alachua Audubon society will head for Depot park. Once at Depot, there will be an hour long guided tour identifying all of our lovely aerial pals!

The tour then returns to the brewery, giving you plenty of time to have a nighthawk...er...nightcap!

The Audubon Society will provide some binoculars and bird guides, but feel free to bring any other equipment you wish!

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Children's Trust Rally and Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival
Oct
7
2:00 PM14:00

Children's Trust Rally and Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival

Every child is an artist! Come join us for a FREE family fun day at Depot Park filled with games, art activities, treats and music.

Did you know that participating in art develops a child’s problem solving abilities, fine motor skills, and creativity? It’s also fun!

Join us for a Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival for children of all ages on October 7th at Depot Park from 2pm to 4pm. Chalk will be provided!

While the aspiring Picassos, Kahlos and Wileys are creating, adults can check out tips for creative play and information about the Children’s Trust of Alachua County.

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Kids Yoga at Depot Park
Oct
7
9:30 AM09:30

Kids Yoga at Depot Park

Join certified yoga instructor Jillian Goldstein Yoga with Jillian on Sundays at 9:30am on The Hill at Depot Park for Kids Yoga! 

Ideal for children ages 3-8, but caregivers know best. Caregivers must remain with the children and are encouraged to participate.

This class will blend the teachings and values of traditional yoga (breath work, mindfulness, postures, self-awareness) with games, activities, music, dancing, laughter and lots of fun! 

A growing body of scientific research continues to demonstrate the effectiveness of in yoga in improving focus, memory, self-esteem, academic performance, and even classroom behavior in children. 

Bring a yoga mat and water.

$5 fee per child.


Parking: Available in the main parking lot for Depot Park.
For additional parking locations, visit http://www.depotpark.org/directions/

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Sunset Drum Circle
Oct
6
6:00 PM18:00

Sunset Drum Circle

Can you shake, shimmy, drum, or strum? Join us this Saturday October 6th (and the 1st Saturday of each month) for a family-friendly drum circle on top of The Hill ,1.5 hours before sunset. This Saturday it's from 6p to 8p.

Bring your shakers, bells, whistles, guitars, horns, banjos, anything that makes a sound. We will have a few hand drums, tambourines, and triangles to share, too. 

Dancers and hula-hoopers highly encouraged to join in the fun!

This event is FREE and open to the public.


All ages are welcomed, leashed pets are welcomed too.
Parking & Directions: http://www.depotpark.org/directions

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The Pumpkin Run - 5k
Oct
6
8:00 AM08:00

The Pumpkin Run - 5k

Lace up your sneakers and join the Buy A Pumpkin Feed A Child pumpkin patch for their inaugural Pumpkin Run 5K.  100% of the proceeds from the Buy A Pumpkin Feed A Child Program goes to feed hungry children in Alachua County and in Central America. Every registrant receives a race shirt, homemade pumpkin bread and a coupon for a free pumpkin from the patch. This is an event for all ages, so bring your entire family, including your pets!

Click here for more information about Buy A Pumpkin Feed A Child

Location:

  • Depot Park/Hawthorne Trail

Details about the 5K:

  • Chip Timing
  • Medals for first 300 registrants & before September 15
  • Free shirt for all registrants before September 15
  • Free Pumpkin from the patch
  • Children’s fun run (1 mile)
  • Families and Pets are welcome
  • Group Pricing Now Available! (10+)
  • PACKET PICKUP:  October 1-5 at the Buy A Pumpkin Feed A Child ® patch, located at 7003 NW 39th Ave., Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Same day registration and packet pick up available

Registration: https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/Gainesville/Pumpkin5KRunGainesville * THERE ARE NO REFUNDS FOR THIS RACE *

Volunteer: http://signup.com/go/bErNNaT

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Kids Yoga at Depot Park
Sep
30
9:30 AM09:30

Kids Yoga at Depot Park

Join certified yoga instructor Jillian Goldstein Yoga with Jillian on Sundays at 9:30am on The Hill at Depot Park for Kids Yoga! 

Ideal for children ages 3-8, but caregivers know best. Caregivers must remain with the children and are encouraged to participate.

This class will blend the teachings and values of traditional yoga (breath work, mindfulness, postures, self-awareness) with games, activities, music, dancing, laughter and lots of fun! 

A growing body of scientific research continues to demonstrate the effectiveness of in yoga in improving focus, memory, self-esteem, academic performance, and even classroom behavior in children. 

Bring a yoga mat and water.

$5 fee per child.


Parking: Available in the main parking lot for Depot Park.
For additional parking locations, visit http://www.depotpark.org/directions/

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Kids Yoga at Depot Park
Sep
23
9:30 AM09:30

Kids Yoga at Depot Park

Join certified yoga instructor Jillian Goldstein Yoga with Jillian on Sundays at 9:30am on The Hill at Depot Park for Kids Yoga! 

Ideal for children ages 3-8, but caregivers know best. Caregivers must remain with the children and are encouraged to participate.

This class will blend the teachings and values of traditional yoga (breath work, mindfulness, postures, self-awareness) with games, activities, music, dancing, laughter and lots of fun! 

A growing body of scientific research continues to demonstrate the effectiveness of in yoga in improving focus, memory, self-esteem, academic performance, and even classroom behavior in children. 

Bring a yoga mat and water.

$5 fee per child.


Parking: Available in the main parking lot for Depot Park.
For additional parking locations, visit http://www.depotpark.org/directions/

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MOVIES @ Depot Park
Sep
22
7:30 PM19:30

MOVIES @ Depot Park

It's movie time at Depot Park again! 

These free outdoor events will take place on The Hill at sunset on the Saturday’s of: 

September 22, 7:30pm – The Muppets
October 13, 7pm – Cars
November 17, 5:30pm – Fantastic Mr. Fox

What can I bring? Family & friends; low back chairs & blankets, and picnic baskets. Minors must be accompanied by a guardian.

How much does it cost? It’s free!

Will food be available? Pop-a-Top General Store , Boxcar Wine & Beer Garden Bar Bites and Humble Wood Fire pizza truck.

What items are prohibited? Alcoholic beverages, glass bottles and glass containers.

Can I bring my dog? Well behaved dogs are welcome, but they must be on a leash at all times.

What happens if it rains? Check the Depot Park Facebook page for weather updates and announcements.

Will the Children's Play Area be open? The Children's Play Area is open from dawn to dusk, so it will be closed shortly before the movie begins.

Parking: Plenty of free parking in the overflow parking lot and nearby streets http://www.depotpark.org/directions/. And remember a great way to get to Depot Park is by bicycle or bus!

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Yo-ho-ho, It's Pirate Day in the Parrrrk!
Sep
19
5:00 PM17:00

Yo-ho-ho, It's Pirate Day in the Parrrrk!

Avast matey! Arrrrgh ya ready to talk like a pirate? We've decked out the play area and arrrgh preparing to defend our booty from plunder! Little landlubbers are invited to drag your captains down to Depot Park Play Area and watch the Pirates take over the train. Dress like a pirate and dig for treasure in the sand pit.

5-5:30p Make your own Pirate hat and have your face painted!
5:30-6p Pillage the sand pit for buried treasure!
6-6:30p Beware the invading Pirates!

Yo-ho-ho, me mateys!

TRANSLATION: 
Kids bring your caregivers down to the Depot Park Play Area, dress like a pirate and dig for treasure in the sand pit. Be prepared...Pirates from Thieves Guilde Productions, Inc. will invade at 6p.

Parking: Available in the main parking lot for Depot Park.
For additional parking locations, visit http://www.depotpark.org/directions/

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Kids Yoga at Depot Park
Sep
16
9:30 AM09:30

Kids Yoga at Depot Park

Join certified yoga instructor Jillian Goldstein Yoga with Jillian on Sundays at 9:30am on The Hill at Depot Park for Kids Yoga! 

Ideal for children ages 3-8, but caregivers know best. Caregivers must remain with the children and are encouraged to participate.

This class will blend the teachings and values of traditional yoga (breath work, mindfulness, postures, self-awareness) with games, activities, music, dancing, laughter and lots of fun! 

A growing body of scientific research continues to demonstrate the effectiveness of in yoga in improving focus, memory, self-esteem, academic performance, and even classroom behavior in children. 

Bring a yoga mat and water.

$5 fee per child.


Parking: Available in the main parking lot for Depot Park.
For additional parking locations, visit http://www.depotpark.org/directions/

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Family Friendly Bike Ride
Sep
15
9:00 AM09:00

Family Friendly Bike Ride

Join the Gainesville Cycling Club for our monthly Family Friendly Ride from Depot Park down the Gainesville Hawthorne Trail to the Lake Alachua Overlook for a 9 mile round trip. A shorter option is to ride to the Sweetwater Overlook, which is a 6 mile round trip. Parents and helmets required. Tag-alongs and bike trailers welcome, but no training wheels. We will meet at the far end of the Depot Park parking lot. Don't forget your water bottles!

Website: www.gccfla.org
Contact Name: Jeanie West
Contact Phone: 352-318-9727
Contact Email: jeanie_west@yahoo.com

This event is FREE and you do not have to be a member of the Gainesville Cycling Club to ride with us. This event repeats the third Saturday of every month.

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Run for Your Life 5k
Sep
15
8:30 AM08:30

Run for Your Life 5k

The HPW Coalition seeks to improve both individual and community quality of life through diverse community partnerships formed to strengthen health-related programs, activities, and advocacy in Alachua County. This year, HPW Coalition will be hosting our first annual Run for Your Life 5K family friendly color run to benefit opioid awareness and help those affected by opioids.

Opioids are a class of drugs that include the illegal drug heroin, synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, and pain relievers available legally by prescription such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, morphine, and more. The use of these drugs has risen to exorbitant levels and can lead to addiction and death. In fact, 115 Americans die every day after overdose with around 55,000 people dying in 2016 alone.

All money raised from this event will go toward sending HPW high school youth coalition members to the 2019 CADCA conference. The Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America National Leadership Forum is a four-day conference packed with multiple adult and youth-oriented opportunities to learn the latest strategies to fight substance abuse and hear from nationally-known experts and policymakers with a full day dedicated to Capitol Hill events. The Forum will be held February 4-7, 2019 in the Washington, DC area and brings together more than 2,700 participants representing community anti-drug coalitions, government leaders, youth, addiction treatment professionals, researchers, educators, law enforcement professionals, youth and faith-based leader.

Early registration guarantees participants a T-shirt and ends August 15. Late registration ends at the start of the event and does not guarantee participants a T-shirt; however, a limited number of shirts will be on sale during the day of the race. 

Register here: https://alachuarunforyourlife5k.itsyourrace.com/register/

Join us on September 15, 2018 at Depot Park to run for those who are or have been affected by the opioid epidemic in our community!

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BEE a Detective at Depot Park
Sep
13
4:00 PM16:00

BEE a Detective at Depot Park

Have you heard the buzz?

Fly on down to Depot Park to bee part of the fun and educational program.

4-7p: 

-Hand-drawn temporary bee tattoos for the kids (4-5p only).

-Paradise Citrus Shakers will be selling fresh, hand-squeezed lemonade and juices!

-Professional Bee Educator, Jeanette Klopchin, share her bee wisdom, educating and answer questions about bees.

-Jersey's Creamery will be selling honey flavored homemade ice cream, as well as other delicious flavors too!

-Chica Bee will bring local Gainesville honey and handmade soap using honey collected from her unique honey collecting hive. 

-Valhalla Spa Organics will buzz by with bee-friendly products and information on their Free Honey Bee Rescue/Removal!

-One Healthy Planet will be displaying and selling items that are re-purposed (mostly glass). The goal of this company is to make the planet a better place one item at a time! www.onehealthyplanet.com 

-Pop-a-Top General Store will be sampling 6 different flavors of honey for tasting!

5:30p: Alachua County Library District will host a storytime for the kids

6p: Meet our pollinator of the month, the European Honey Bee. A bee expert from the Gainesville Area Bee Club will give you the sweet deets about honey bees, show you beekeeping equipment up-close and even let you taste some honey. 

6:50p: Right after the show-and-tell, we will have a scavenger hunt for kids ages 3-12, meet at the play area stage. Find a paper bee cutout in the play area and redeem it for a prize from Park Ambassador Brandon.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Parking: Available in the main parking lot for Depot Park.
For additional parking locations, visit http://www.depotpark.org/directions/

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Birds and Brews - Guided Bird Walk
Sep
2
6:45 PM18:45

Birds and Brews - Guided Bird Walk

First Magnitude Brewing Company  is teaming up with the Alachua Audubon Society to host monthly bird walks!

We will meet the first Sunday of each month at 6:45 in front of the metal Maggie sign by the entrance to The Source. The group, led by volunteers from the Alachua Audubon society will head for Depot park at 7:00 PM. Once at Depot, there will be an hour long guided tour identifying all of our lovely aerial pals!

The tour should return to the brewery around 8:00 PM, giving you plenty of time to have a nighthawk...er...nightcap!

The Audubon Society will provide some binoculars and bird guides, but feel free to bring any other equipment you wish!

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Game On! at Depot Park
Sep
1
6:00 PM18:00

Game On! at Depot Park

GAME ON! Every Friday & Saturday from 6-8pm @ Depot Park.
Join us in the center of the park for Chess, Checkers, Jenga, Scrabble, Connect 4 …and maybe even more. If you have a board game, please bring it to play with your friends, or come out and make some new ones.

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