Happy Friday everyone! No college or high school football yet.... but there are some interesting things to do this weekend.
The Acrosstown Repertory Theatre in Gainesville is presenting its first production of the 2013-2014 season. "12 Angry Jurors" is the story of a 19 year old man who is on trial for murdering his father. It revolves around the deliberations of a jury of his peers and the conflict that develops in the hot jury room. You can catch "12 Angry Jurors" tonight and Saturday night at 8 pm, with a matinee Sunday at 2 pm. The Acrosstown Repertory Theatre is in the Baird Center at 619 South Main Street in Gainesville. The play runs through August 25th. Website
People Against Violence Enterprises (or PAVE for short) is hosting the 2013 Stop the Violence/Back to School Rally Saturday. PAVE is teaming up with Alachua County Public Schools, local businesses and community organizations for the rally. The goal of the event is to give kids and parents tips to prevent violence and prepare them for the school year. There'll be entertainment, information booths, free school immunizations.... and up to 1500 free backpacks filled with school supplies. The event runs from 10 am to noon at the Santa Fe College Gymnasium in Gainesville. Website
In Marion County, the City of Ocala, along with local organizations, is holding its 10th annual Back to School Bash. Getting kids ready for the upcoming school year is the goal. Kids can get their immunizations, school physicals and health screenings.... in addition to free school supplies, while they last. There'll also be games for the kids and free food. The Back to School Bash goes from 10 am to 2 pm Saturday at the Ed Croskey Center, 1510 NW 4th Street in Ocala. Website
First United Methodist Church of Chiefland is having it's Epic End of Summer Bash this weekend as well. There'll be free school supplies and food...in addition to a bounce house, water slide and dunk tank. The event is Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm at the church located at 707 North Main Street in Chiefland.
Enjoy your weekend!