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BuzzGAINESVILLE, Fla - The Matheson Museum, located at 513 East University Ave., is hosting its first ever antique and classic car show AND beer tasting.

Several antique and classic cars will be on display in Sweetwater Park  Sarturday, Nov. 19 on the Matheson Campus from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.  Inside the museum experience international and local beers; featuring exotic beers from China, Korea and Germany as well as selections from local brewery, Swamphead Brewery.

 The car show in the park is $3 donation for adults and $1 for children, and the beer tasting is $10 per person, proof of age required.  All proceeds go to support the Matheson Museum’s mission statement and maintenance.


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BuzzDavid_Dingus_Accepts_Hospice_Month_Proclamation_Alachua_County_Commission_11-08-11 Having received Alachua County’s Hospice and Palliative Care Month proclamation from Vice Chair Paula M. DeLaney, David Dingus, regional director for Hospice of the Nature Coast, thanks the Board of County Commissioners and the community.

GAINESVILLE – At its Nov. 8 meeting, the Board of County Commissioners of Alachua County issued a proclamation designating November as Hospice and Palliative Care Month in Alachua County.

Celebrated nationally, this focus on hospice and palliative care provides an opportunity to recognize the physicians, nurses, social workers, therapists, grief support specialists, health aides, clergy and volunteers whose skills, dedication and compassion each year assist more than 1.5 million Americans living with life-limiting illness and provide support for their families. Through pain management, symptom control, caregiver training and assistance, and emotional and spiritual support, hospice and palliative care teams make a difference at a critical time in the lives of these patients and their families.

“Hospice and Palliative Care Month also reminds everyone in our local communities that they are not alone at such times,” added Regional Director David Dingus in accepting the proclamation on behalf of Hospice of the Nature Coast. “They have many caring, compassionate neighbors willing to help them, support them and guide them on their journey,” he said.

Hospice of the Nature Coast, a program of Hospice of Citrus County, Inc., licensed 1985, is a nonprofit charitable organization which provides comprehensively responsive and compassionate end-of-life services to the terminally ill and their families in 12 counties of north central Florida. For more information, call 866-642-0962 or visit www.hospiceofthenaturecoast.org.

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BuzzThe Buchholz School Bands present a musical salute, Veterans Day Concert, Thursday, Nov. 10 at the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Gainesville at 7 p.m. Guest conductor will be Major Donald E. Scholfield, Commander/Conductor, Band of the United State Air Force Reserve.  Narrator will be Dr. Jackson Sasser, President, Santa Fe College.  Master of Ceremonies will be Richard Drake, Florida 89.1 "Morning Edition" Host. Free admission. Donation of one non-perishable food item to benefit local charities is requested.

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BuzzGAINESVILLE – Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and several local organizations including military agencies will present the Benjamin O. Davis Award at the 4th Annual Colonel Charles D. Young Veterans Day Breakfast to Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient Tillman Williams and Charles Chestnut III. Major General David Kratzer (Ret) and Command Sergeant Leon Caffie (Ret) will preside over the Purple Heart presentation.

The Brothers of the Beta Pi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., service, religious, social and civic organizations and military and veteran organizations will sponsor the 4th Annual Colonel Charles D. Young Veterans Day Breakfast on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011 at 8:30 a.m. at the MLK Center located on 1028 NE 14th Street Gainesville, Fla.

The ceremony will include stories of military experiences in peacetime and wartime including World War II; Korean War; Vietnam Conflict; Operations Just Cause in Panama; Operation Desert Shield and Storm in Iraq; Iraqi Freedom and other military related stories. This year’s event will also feature a Moment in History - The Black Soldier in the Korean War.

Representatives from the local Veterans Office will also provide attendees with information about the many resources offered. A Veterans Global “Where We Have Been” map board will be available so that veterans can show where in the world they served their country.

This breakfast is being held to express community appreciation for the sacrifice that veterans have made.

Meals are free to veterans and the cost for non-veterans is $10. All proceeds will go toward the event. For more information about the program or breakfast/meal tickets, contact Ernest Wilson at 352-514-1504.

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BuzzVolunteer opportunities are available at Hospice of the Nature Coast, which will conduct its next General Orientation Class for New Volunteers in High Springs on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 150 North Main Street, High Springs. This class prepares volunteers to help in the organization’s Thrift & Gift Shoppe and participate in community outreach work. Those who wish to assist patients and their families will also need to complete the Patient Support Training Class scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 10. To reserve your space in these classes, or for more information, call Volunteer Services Manager Emily Hines at 386-454-1338.

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