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Scene Calendar: Fun things to do April 2-8, 2021

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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.

BENEFITS

Food Truck Festival: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, CityLight Church, 5020 NW 23rd Ave. Free; items, food and drinks for sale. (Grwom2019@gmail.com) Benefit for Boys and Girls Club featuring food trucks, vendors, goodie bags and live music from UF Guitar ensemble, UF Jazz Combo and UF Steel Drum bands.

ET CETERA

Family Good Friday: 6-7 p.m. today, Grace at Fort Clarke, 9325 W. Newberry Road. Free; food and drinks for sale. (bit.ly/fridaygrace) Family event featuring food trucks, an Easter egg hunt and worship service. Masks required.

Sweetwater Wetlands Tour: 8:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sweetwater Wetlands Park, 325 Williston Road. Tickets: Free with park admission of $5 per car or $2 per person for bicyclists, pedestrians and buses. (sweetwaterwetlands.org, 393-8437) Get out into nature during a ranger-led tour. Online pre-registration through Eventbrite is required. Only 10 spaces per tour are available.

Resurrection Egg Hunt: 9 a.m. Saturday, High Springs First UMC, 17405 NW U.S. 441, High Springs. Free. (bit.ly/reshunt) Family event featuring egg hunt, photo booth and candy. Each family will receive one Resurrection Egg Kit.

Ravine Gardens Easter Egg Hunt: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Ravine Gardens State Park, 1600 Twigg St., Palatka. Tickets: $2 ages 7 and older, free ages 6 and younger. Cash only. (bit.ly/ravine21) Find one of the 25 large hidden Easter eggs and turn it into park staff for a prize.

Carson Springs Wildlife Easter Tours: 10 a.m. walking; 1, 1:30 and 2 p.m. drive-thru Saturday, Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation, 8528 E.County Road 225. Walking tickets: $35 ages 13 and older, $10 ages 3 to 12, free ages 2 and younger. Drive-thru tickets: $10 ages 4 and older. (bit.ly/carsoneaster, 468-2827, contact@cswildlife.org) Tours with big-cat feeding demos, a visit with the Easter Bunny and candy for children. Drive-thru tours are for ages 4 and older.

MLK Community Center Egg Hunt: 10 a.m. Saturday, Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 25515 NW Sixth Ave., Newberry. Free. (bit.ly/mlkeaster2021) Easter egg hunt and filled Easter basket raffle. Masks required.

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens Guided Tour: 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, 4700 SW 58th Drive. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 ages 5-13, free for ages 4 and younger; free for members; group rates available. (kanapaha.org) Guided tour of the gardens. Wear a mask when walking around as a group.

City of Alachua Easter Egg Hunt: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Hal Brady Recreation Community Center, 14300 NW 146th Terrace, Alachua. Free. (bit.ly/alachua21) Annual event featuring Easter egg hunt and pictures with the Easter Bunny. Social distancing protocols will be observed.

Five Hammocks Farm Egg Hunt and Field Day: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Five Hammocks Farm, 7805 NW 222nd Ave., Alachua. Tickets: $75 per family of four, $10 each additional child. Make reservations by sending payment via PayPal to payments@fivehammocksfarm.com. (facebook.com/fivehammocksfarm) Family event featuring outdoor egg hunt, egg dying, meeting freshly hatched chicks and a bunny, flower seed planting, sweet tea on the porch and a farm tour. Post-festivities, guests may picnic next to Wildflower Pond. Bring your own picnic and blanket.

North Central Florida YMCA Swim Safety Egg-Stravaganza: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, North Central Florida YMCA, 5201 NW 34th St. Free. (374-9622, info@ncfymca.org) Swim safety basics, pool fun and an age-appropriate Easter egg hunt. Plus opportunities to register for upcoming swim lessons, learn about the importance of water safety and participate in pool games.

Swamp City 5K Obstacle Course: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Celebration Pointe, 4949 Celebration Pointe Ave. Registration: $30 adults, $25 youths. (bit.ly/swamp21) Race for all fitness levels. All obstacles have equally challenging alternatives if racers need to opt out. Race to win prizes. Additional strength and skill stations that spectators and racers alike can challenge to win prizes. Mini races for kids and yoga demonstrations.

The Florida Vintage Market: Noon-5 p.m. Saturday, High Dive, 210 SW Second Ave. Free. (bit.ly/vintagemark21) Outdoor family event with social distancing guidelines enforced. A unique shopping experience with a variety of vendors curating vintage garments, handmade goods, art, food and more.

Deeper Purpose Community Church Easter Eggstravaganza: 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Deeper Purpose Community Church, 19930 N. U.S. 441, Suite A, High Springs. Free. (bit.ly/deepereaster21) Annual event featuring free food, outdoor games and activities, music, prizes, giveaways, Easter eggs (boiled and candy filled), face painting and bounce houses.

Easter Block Party: Noon-5 p.m. Sunday, 2315 SE 35th St. Free. (bit.ly/block2021) All-ages event featuring food, music and connection.

Birds and Brews: 6:15-7:30 p.m. Sunday, First Magnitude Brewing Company, 1220 SE Veitch St. Free. (bit.ly/birdsbrews) Socially-distanced, bird walks. Meet in front of the metal Maggie sign by the entrance to The Source. The group, led by volunteers from the Alachua Audubon Society, will identify birds at Depot Park. Some binoculars and bird guides provided, but feel free to bring any other equipment you wish.

ART

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

Florida Museum of Natural History: “Survival of the Slowest” will be on display through Sept. 12. The exhibit is $10 for adults; $9 Florida residents, seniors and non-UF college students; $7 ages 3-17; free for UF students and museum members. How can slow and steady win the race? Does bigger always mean better? “Survival of the Slowest” takes a look at animals that are slow, small or weak and how they use these traits to survive and thrive. Exhibits 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. 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)

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

Matheson History Museum: Reopening today. “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)

This article originally appeared on The Gainesville Sun: Scene Calendar: Fun things to do April 2-8, 2021

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