May 2015 Alachua County Community Events

    With Alachua County schools and extra curricular activities coming to a close within the next five weeks (I’m not counting down the days or anything) many have a lot more time to enjoy some of the events around town. If you’ve never had a chance to visit the retired horse farm in Alachua, add it to your to do list for one Saturday morning. It’s a beautiful, private farm that provides lifelong care for elderly horses that have been neglected, abused or abandoned and seized by law enforcement agencies, SPCAs and other frontline rescue organizations. Mill Creek’s “retirees” enjoy their lives in spacious, tree-lined pastures – where they can roam freely with other horses, live in peace and die with dignity. I often take my kids to the farm and they enjoy the long walk, fresh air and feeding these beautiful horses. At the end of the month be sure not to miss the Memorial Day Ceremony at Forest Meadows Cemetery.

    May 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
    Mill Creek Retirement Home for Horses
    Feed and pet the horses
    11 – 3 pm

    May 2nd
    2nd Annual Juleps and Jockeys
    Sweetwater Branch Inn
    4 – 8 pm

    May 3rd
    Archaeology Works: Pottery!
    Florida Museum of Natural History
    2 – 4:00 pm

    May 2nd
    An Evening at the Derby
    Gainesville Country Club
    4:30 pm

    May 7th
    ET York Work Of Hearts Events
    Best Western Gateway Grand
    Reception 5:30-6 pm
    Dinner @ 6 pm

    May 8th
    Gainesville Orchestra: GO to the Circus
    UF Phillips Center
    7:30 pm

    May 8th
    Hats, Hearts & Hangbags
    Hilton UF Conference Center
    10 am

    May 9th
    Stop Children’s Cancer Fantasy Event
    Santa Fe River Ranch
    5:30 – 11 pm

    May 10th
    Mother’s Day

    May 10th
    Taste of Gainesville
    5:30 – 9 pm

    May 15th
    No One Runs Alone 5K
    Westside Park
    4 – 8 pm

    May 16th
    Blueberry Festival benefitting
    Cross Creek Volunteer Fire Department
    8 am – 4 pm

    May 16th
    2nd Annual May Day Glow Run
    Tioga Town Center
    2 -11 pm
    Race begins at 8 pm

    May 16th
    Inventivity Bash: An Evening of Gatronomy Wonderment!
    Santa Fe Fine Arts Hall
    6:30 -12:00 am

    May 25th
    Memorial Day Ceremony
    Forest Meadows Cemetery (East)
    11 am

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