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Bird walk at Depot Park, Arts market, poetry, this weekend and beyond

The Gainesville Sun logo The Gainesville Sun 4/4/2021 Aida Mallard, The Gainesville Sun
a pair of scissors cutting paper: Sinomar Fonseca helps his son, Joaquim, 2, assemble his robot at the Little Sparks event at the Cade Museum in Gainesvilleon Saturday. The event was held for children ages 0-5. © Lauren Witte/Special to the Sun Sinomar Fonseca helps his son, Joaquim, 2, assemble his robot at the Little Sparks event at the Cade Museum in Gainesvilleon Saturday. The event was held for children ages 0-5.

The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide:  Through April 29, free tax preparation program  at Tower Road Library, the Alachua County Senior Center, and Cone Park Library.  Taxpayers may register online at http://taxaidegnv.wordpress.com or by calling (352) 448-7445 and leaving a message. Service at all sites will be by appointment only; no walk-ins.  Face masks will be required for all clients and volunteers. 

Good News Arts: “Of a different flesh” exhibition, now through April 17 at  Good News Arts at 23352 W HWY 27, Suite 80, High Springs,. The exhibition features  work by artists Mär Martinez and Julia Matejcek. Good News Arts  collaborates with local, regional, and national artists to provide creative education opportunities,  exhibitions, and cultural programming.   

Tools to Quit Tobacco group: 10 a.m.–noon,  Saturday, virtually via Zoom. This free one time, two- hour group will give you tips on how to deal with triggers, withdrawal symptoms and prevent relapse; and doubles your chances of quitting for good. You will also receive up to 4 weeks of FREE nicotine patches, gum or lozenges.  Pre-registration is required by calling,  866-341-2730 . 

The Alachua County Library District new expanded hours: Headquarters Library and Millhopper, Tower Road, and Alachua branches: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday noon-5 p.m.; Hawthorne, High Springs, and Newberry branches: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday noon-5 p.m.; Cone Park and Library Partnership branches: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Archer, Micanopy, and Waldo branches: Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Patrons  can browse , use computers and printing services during all operating hours. Outside services will continue, weather permitting, from 1-5 p.m. on days when branches are open, and the Alachua Branch will continue to offer drive-through service during all operating hours.Patrons are required to wear a face mask and practice social distancing while visiting the library and complete a brief health screening, including a touchless temperature check, before entering. Food and beverages are not allowed in the buildings. 

Survival of the Slowest exhibit:  Through Sept. 12, Florida Museum of Natural History, 3215 Hull Road.  Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1 - 5 p.m. Sunday.   (floridamuseum.ufl.edu, 846-2000) Admission, $10, adults,  $9, Florida residents, seniors and non-University of Florida college students; $7, ages 3-17, free to museum members and UF students with a valid Gator 1 Card. Complete admission pricing is available online at www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/visit/plan.  Guests l get an up-close look at a live sloth, tortoise, iguana and other creatures to learn about  the unique adaptations some animals developed to survive, despite being slow, small or weak. 

The Harn Museum of Art Store: Books for purchase: The catalogue for Peace, Power and Prestige: 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 exhibition Dreaming Alice: Maggie Taylor Through the Looking-Glass. Purchase in the store or reserve your copy today via https://harn.ufl.edu/bookorder. Store manager will contact you for payment and  arrange for shipping or pick up at your convenience. 

COVID-19 Community Archives: Ongoing, curator@mathesonmuseum.org. Free. The Matheson History Museum will create a COVID-19 Community Archive that will be shared digitally over the next few weeks and in exhibitions down the road. They are asking for Alachua County residents to help document the community’s experience with digital submissions of photographs, video clips, stories or anything else county residents think helps tell their story. 

Afternoon Adventure Camp: 2-5 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Cade Museum, 811 S. Main St. This  mid-week opportunity will  focus on challenges that boost kids' creativity and imagination. Cade Museum educators help children ages 5-11 engage in a broad range of hands-on STEAM experiments and activities. In the Creativity Lab and Fab Lab, children will explore and improve skills in 3D design, coding, robotics, and more. Cade’s educators will be available to help children in Kindergarten through 5th-grade address homework challenges.   Registration is open. Members receive a  discounted rate.  

Little Sparks ages 0-5: 10:15 -11:15 a.m. Thursdays doors open at 10 a.m. Cade Museum, 811 S. Main St.  Children will receive a personal Little Sparks kit with all of their own supplies, plus make and  takes that extend the fun and learning at home. Our BRAIN and Sweat Solution exhibits will also be open for Little Sparks on Thursdays through 11:30 am. 

The Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention: Noon-5 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, general admission. (info@cademuseum.org)  You can schedule a group tour Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. Advance reservations are required. If your group can't come to the Cade Museum, let our Cade educators come to you.  

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. Exhibits reopening include the “Butterfly Rainforest,” “Florida Fossils: Evolution of Life & Land,” “Northwest Florida: Waterways & Wildlife,” “South Florida People & Environments,” “Exploring Our World,” “Fossil Plant Garden” and “Florida Wildflower & 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 ages 3-17. Admission is free for museum members and UF students with a valid Gator 1 card. The museum has temporarily paused Butterfly Spotlights in the Rainforest, group tours and weekend plant sales. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. 3215 Hull Road. (floridamuseum.ufl.edu, 846-2000) 

Black C Art Gallery: A gallery and performance space at 201 SE Second Place, Suite 111. It features the work of dancer, photographer and visual artist Ani Collier, along with select guest artists. Black C's mission is to create, connect, and share experimental and visual performing arts. Recently, with the addition of Artistic Consultant Lauren Warhol Caldwell, Ani has expanded the space to include a mixing of genres in a true “black box” setting.                                         

University Galleries: “Master of Fine Arts Candidates Exhibition II” on display April 9-23. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. 400 SW 13th St. (arts.ufl.edu/university-galleries) 

Matheson History Museum: “Lights of Conversation” on display outside; “COVID-19 Community Archives” on display online. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 513 E. University Ave. (378-2280, mathesonmuseum.org) 

Cedar Key Arts Center: Work by impressionist Diane Brody on display through April 30. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, 457 Second St., Cedar Key. (543-5801, cedarkeyartscenter.org) 

Gainesville Fine Arts Association Gallery: 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday - April 10, 1314 S. Main St.  “Gazes Connected: Conversations through Painting” by Rowan Salazar on display Monday-April 10.  Gallery hours, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.  (gainesvillefinearts.org, info@gainsevillefinearts.org) 

Matheson History Museum: “Trailblazers: 150 Years of Alachua County Women,” celebrating the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote in the United States, on display online; “Lights of Conversation” on display outside; “COVID-19 Community Archives” on display online. Hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 513 E. University Ave. (378-2280, mathesonmuseum.org) 

University Galleries: “Master of Fine Arts Candidates Exhibition I” on display through today. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. 400 SW 13th St. (arts.ufl.edu/university-galleries) 

The Artisans’ Guild presents, Second Saturday Spring Art Market: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday,  224 NW  2nd Ave. The Guild will be hosting more than 15 local artists and makers, Plein Air painting, music by, Hawaiian to Swing, Eric Diamond, Joey’s wings and Twisted Tikka Indian food. Come out meet the artist’s and enjoy a safe, outdoor shopping experience. Social distancing and masks are required. The Artisans’ Gallery offers the area’s largest selection of quality handmade fine arts and fine crafts from 50 regional artists. Hours 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. every day.

UPCOMING EVENTS

21st Annual Mary Wise Scramble for Pace: sessions at 7 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.  April 30 at University of Florida’s Mark Bostick Golf Course. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Pace Center for Girls. Registration: pacecenter.org/alachuagolf .Tournament and updates at facebook.com/pacegolf. Registration to play and sponsor commitment visit,  pacecenter.org/alachuagolf. Early registration is  $125/player (through April 9, 2021, regular registration following this date is $150/player. Sponsor opportunities range from $250-$5000. Details and additional tournament information at page, facebook.com/pacegolf.Presented by Pure Aesthetics. 

MUSIC 

Justin Lee Partin: 7 p.m. Thursday, Knockin’ Boots Saloon, 201 W. University Ave. Tickets: $10. (bit.ly/38JkzLd) The country singer will perform with JB Crockett and Chris McNeil. 

UPCOMING CONCERTS

Music at Holy Trinity series: 4 p.m. April 18, 100 NE First. St., continues with Daniel Brondel, organist in concert.  Continuing the 25th Anniversary Season of the Visser-Rowland organ, the award-winning organist of St. Patrick’s Cathedral (New York City) presents an afternoon of unforgettable music! The event is presented free of charge, with donations being accepted to The Holy Trinity Music Fund. Holy Trinity Church is located at 100 NE 1st St. Seating is available for 100 attendees,  reservation at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/daniel-brondel-organist-in-concert-tickets-148652783477?aff=ebdsoporgprofile or at www.holytrinitygnv.org under Upcoming Events. Live-streaming will begin 5 minutes prior to the service, and can be seen the day of the concert, as well as after, via Holy Trinity's Facebook Page or YouTube Channel (found by going to www.holytrinitygnv.org). 

THEATER 

Y-Not Theatre and Good News Arts: 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Thursday, 23352 W. HWY 27, Suite 80, High Springs, Florida.  Group meets on the second Thursday of the month at Good News Arts.   Everyone that acts, directs, studies, writes, designs, works in, or just loves the theatre is invited to come and enjoy new American plays and connect with others, outdoor with social distance. It’s kind of a book club for plays. No preparation is needed. The goal of High Springs Playreaders is to broaden the lens and introduce new American plays to new audiences. The content of the playreaders program is focused on mature audiences. Some of the pieces have adult language and situations. For more information, contact curator Paul Gabbard via email at  paul@ynottheatre.org  

CASTING CALL

21st Annual Mary Wise Scramble for Pace: 7 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. sessions, April 30, UF’s  Mark Bostick Golf Course. Presented by Pure Aesthetics. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Pace Center for Girls, Alachua. Registration,  pacecenter.org/alachuagolftournament information and updates: facebook.com/pacegolf Early registration  $125/player (through April 9, 2021),  regular registration $150/player. Sponsor opportunities range from $250-$5000, for information, visit, facebook.com/pacegolf. 

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Openings and Closings in Poetry and Prose: 2:30 p.m. April 11, via Zoom.  Writer’s Alliance of Gainesville.  As part of a Poetry Month Celebration, Lola Haskins, poet and author will speak via Zoom on “openings and closings” first with poetry then contrast these principles with prose writings. Additional information on the talk is available at the Writers Alliance of Gainesville website: https: //www.writersalliance.org. The meeting is free and open to anyone who is interested in the written word. 

Haskins, 13th book,(her most recent) is Asylum: Improvisions on John Clare (University of Pittsburg Press, 2019), preceded by How Small, Confronting Morning (Jacar) Two poetry books, The Grace to Leave (Anhinga) and Still, the Mountain (Paper Kite) won Florida Book Awards. Her previous collections include Desire Lines, New and Selected Poems (BOA Editions) and Rim Benders (Arhinga) Two of her out-of-print books Extranjera and Hunger (which won Iowa Poetry Prize) will be re-issued by Red Hen this year.

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