JestFest 2018

“The Greatest Show in Gainesville” features the World Famous Flying Wallendas and other circus and comedy stars performing live on 5 stages at the historic Thomas Center in downtown Gainesville.

Hilarity, hijinks, and feats of derring-do will thrill and amaze the entire family at this free event. The legendary Flying Wallendas star with their famous daredevil high-wire act, along with a revolving cast of clowns, jugglers, magicians, sword swallowers, stiltwalkers, a one-man band, and our fabulous food court! Plus pony rides, ice cream, roving entertainers, and so much more! Come be a part of the fun!

Visit their FB Event page for more info: → https://www.facebook.com/jestfestgainesville/

Eco-Friendly Adventure Day

Devil’s Dash is an eco-friendly adventure race through 50 acres of natural challenges and unique obstacles. Be prepared for mud, hills, and surprises. There will be a 10K option in 2018!
Devil’s Dash occurs adjacent to Cedar Lakes Woods & Gardens, a non-profit botanical garden with over 50 unique garden displays, beautiful waterfalls and ponds, and incredible breathtaking views! Registration includes the 5K/10K race, garden admission, free vegan food samples and snacks, a t-shirt, medal, and memories you’ll never forget :). Registration is now open at www.devilsdash.org. Register early to save!

Location:
Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens
4990 NE 180th Ave Williston, Florida 32696

Time:
January 6.  10am – 5pm

Activities:

Speaker Schedule:
12:00 p.m. Korin Sutton “3x Pro Bodybuilder”
“Where’s The Protein Being Vegan?”

1:00 p.m. Jenna Bardroff, Kevin Layton, Brian Brown
“A Beautiful You Can Create A Beautiful World”

Live Music:
11:00 a.m. Brian Brown
Brian Brown the Younger is a musician from Tampa playing soulful instrumental guitar with influences from trip hop, post rock, psychedelic rock, and Americana. His fans have described him as being a “pretty alright dude” and having a “mega chill vibe, man”.

12:00 p.m. Jennifer Van Bergen

1:00 p.m. The Fickle Souls
Straight from the mountains of North Carolina, the now Tampa based acoustic folk/indie duo, The Fickle Souls are taking music back to its roots, keeping it simple, and keeping it pure. The band was founded in late 2012 when singer/songwriter Cal Olivier decided to move in a new direction, feeling that folk music would allow him to express a truer range of emotion and life experience.

The duo now consists of Cal Olivier on the Guitar and Kick Drum and Hannah Irene on the Harmonium.

Cal Olivier & the Fickle Souls have collectively shared the stage, and studio with the likes of; Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, Tommy Tutone, Greg Hawks (The Cars), Rehab, Steel Pulse, Keller Williams, John Paul White (The Civil Wars), along with many more.

Yoga Schedule:

11:00 a.m. Yoga for Athletes by Zen Yoga
1:30 p.m. Island Yoga

Film Schedule:

2:00 p.m. What The Health

Sponsors:
A/C Printing & Rubberstamp
Alternative Baking Company
Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens
Central Florida Earth Day
Fun 4 Gator Kids
Fun 4 Nature Coast Kids
Fun 4 Ocala Kids
GroundHog Events
Natural Awakenings North Central Florida
Photography by Richard Ritari
Prairie Sand Wiliston
Solutionary Events
Solutionary Species
Sparr Building and Farm Supply
TreeUmph! Adventure Course
Vegan Rob’s
Vegetarians of Central Florida (VegCF)
VegFund

Vendors:
All American Gutter Protection
Creative FX (face painting)
Gainesville Rabbit Rescue
Gainesville VegFest – FL
Get Wired Up Designs
Lumina Health Products
Miss Mandy’s Marvels
Noo Cow “Dessert without the hurt”
Prairie Creek Conservation Cemetery
Sarasota Veg Fest
The Smoothe Move
Solutionary Events
Solutionary Species

Kids Activities:
– Make eco friendly “edible” paint!
– Make plantable upcycled paper
– Create natural bird feeders!
– Kids eco-friendly obstacle course
– Face painting

PetSmart in Winter Garden

Come visit us at the Winter Garden Petsmart this Saturday. Experienced volunteers are happy to answer questions about rabbit care, fostering, and adoption.

Location: 3077 Daniels Rd, Winter Garden, FL 34787
Date/Time: Sat, Dec 30th from 9am – 2pm

Stop, Paws, and Learn at the Zoo

WUFT presents its first annual “Stop, Paws and Learn” event! This is an event for the whole community to enjoy; parents, kids and animal lovers alike can learn about pets, pet care and all other sorts of animals with an emphasis on children’s literacy, all in the hands-on and fun-filled environment at the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo!

Enjoy FREE ACCESS TO THE SANTA FE COLLEGE TEACHING ZOO compliments of Bosshardt realty, as well as ENTER PRIZE DRAWINGS, partake in TONS OF FUN ACTIVITIES AND GAMES in the PBS Kids Zone sponsored by Newberry Animal Hospital, ADOPT YOUR NEW FAMILY PET from one of the many pet adoption organizations, and enjoy PET AND ANIMAL DEMONSTRATIONS every 20 minutes in the demonstration zone presented by Daytime Dog and Friends! Entry to this event is free-of-charge and no RSVP is required; come spend your day with WUFT, and get ready to stop, paws and learn!

*Due to safety and sanitation reasons, please do not bring your pet to the event. There will be plenty of treats and tricks to bring back to your pet after the event is over!

Location: Santa Fe Teaching Zoo / 3000 NW 83rd St  Gainesville, Florida 32606

Time: Saturday, December 9 at 10 AM – 2 PM

Petsmart in Winter Garden

Come visit us at the Winter Garden Petsmart this Saturday. Experienced volunteers are happy to answer questions about rabbit care, fostering, and adoption.

 

Location: 3077 Daniels Rd, Winter Garden, FL 34787
Time: 9am – 2pm

Giving Tuesday!!

We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity.

To help the bunnies, visit here:  https://www.facebook.com/donate/241814876353679/10214335016230962/

Pet Expo @ Possum Creek Park

Join us at WIND-FM’s Gainesville Pet Expo this Saturday, December 2nd.

In partnership with local animal rescue groups, visit the animals for adoption, browse the vendor displays, and take in the animal demonstration.
Donations for the pet food drive to benefit local shelters are encouraged!

Location:
Possum Creek Park
4009 NW 53rd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32653

Time:
Saturday, 9am – 1pm

Downtown Art Festival

North Florida’s art scene swings into high gear on Saturday , November 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, November 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the highly acclaimed 36th Annual Downtown Festival & Art Show. The streets of historic downtown Gainesville, from City Hall to the Hippodrome State Theatre will be transformed into a celebration of art and creativity complete with live music, performing arts and a spectacular array of food. More than 100,000 art lovers will fill the streets to enjoy and purchase one-of-a-kind artwork. The festival features 240 local and national artists displaying original oils and acrylics, vibrant watercolors, unique sculptures, dazzling jewelry, decorative ceramics and vivid photography. Children can create their own art at the Imagination Station, a free hands-on art activity area including sidewalk-chalk drawing, painting, mask design, puppet creation, clay sculpting and interactive entertainment. For music lovers enjoy continuous, live entertainment on four stages by local bands, solo musicians and dance companies.

The festival weekend will kick off with a free Downtown Blues Concert on Friday, from 7 to 10 p.m. featuring Gracie Curran & The High Falutin’ Band at 9 pm, with Mr. Aullie (7 pm) and the DevilJays (8 pm) opening the show by virtue of winning the 2017 North Central Florida Blues Society Blues Challenge. Produced by the North Central Florida Blues Society