Barenaked Ladies: 6 p.m. today, Backyard Stage at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340C A1A South, St. Augustine. Tickets: $44-$129. (904-209-0367, theamp.com) Following their critically acclaimed 2019 “Last Summer on Earth Tour,” Barenaked Ladies is ready to hit the road again and bring out all the fan favorites that have built them a long-lasting career and worldwide fan base.
“Free Fridays” Concert: 7-9 p.m. today, Bo Diddley Plaza amphitheater, 111 E. University Ave. Free. (bodiddleyplaza.com/upcoming-events) Gainesville Retro Society will perform.
Teddy Mac’s Legend Show: 7-10 p.m. today, 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, 3076 95th Drive, Live Oak. Tickets: $11 per person each night at the door. (musicliveshere.com, 386-364-1683) Two nights of tribute artists covering Conway Twitty, Loretta Lynn, Wynona Judd, Karen Carpenter, Lorrie Morgan, Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, Tammy Wynette, Johnny Cash, Shania Twain, John Anderson and Elvis Presley.
Legacy Park Spring Concert Series: 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Legacy Park Amphitheater, 15400 Peggy Road, Alachua. Free. (bit.ly/legacyjune22) Uncle Morty’s Rhythm Cream will perform a blend of soul, R&B, rock and danceable live music. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and bag chairs. Food trucks will be available, as well as a bounce house for the kids. No pets and no smoking.
The Doobie Brothers: 7 p.m. Sunday, Daily’s Place Amphitheatre, 1 Daily’s Place, Jacksonville. Tickets: $59.50-$149.50. (dailysplace.com/events, 904-633-2000) The iconic group will perform as part of their “50th Anniversary” tour.
Dave Matthews Band: 7:30 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, Daily’s Place Amphitheatre, 1 Daily’s Place, Jacksonville. Tickets: Prices vary; see website for details. (dailysplace.com/events, 904-633-2000) The band will perform as part of their “2022 Summer” tour.
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit with Sheryl Crow: 6 p.m. Thursday, 6:30 June 10, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340C A1A South, St. Augustine. Tickets: $60-$137. (904-209-0367, theamp.com) Jason Isbell has established himself as one of the most respected and celebrated songwriters of his generation. Sheryl Crow’s fresh, updated spin on classic roots rock made her one of the most popular mainstream rockers of the ’90s.
“American Idiot”: 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through June 12, Gainesville Community Playhouse, 4039 NW 16th Blvd. Tickets: $23 general admission, $19 seniors, $12 students. (gcplayhouse.org) Green Day’s powerhouse album is brought to life in this electric-rock musical of youthful disillusion.
“The Line”: 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through June 12, Actors’ Warehouse, 2512 NE First Blvd. Tickets: $25 general admission, $20 students and ages 65 and older. (actorswarehouse.org) Crafted from firsthand interviews with New York City medical first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic, “The Line” cuts through the media and political noise to reveal the lived experiences of frontline medical workers in New York and their battle to save lives in a system built to serve the bottom line.
“Cactus Flower”: 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through June 26, High Springs Playhouse, 23416 W. U.S. 27, High Springs. Tickets: $10-$15. (highspringsplayhouse.com) A philandering dentist keeps his many affairs at bay by claiming to be married with children. When the ruse threatens to catch up with him, he drafts his prickly nurse to pose as his wife. She blossoms and he finds himself falling in love with the lovely “cactus flower” right under his very nose.
“Honky Tonk Laundry”: 7 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, opening Saturday and running through July 10, The Hipp, 25 SE Second Place. Tickets: $23 general admission, $18 students and children. (thehipp.org/honky-tonk-laundry) Wash your cares away with this jukebox musical full of country favorites from Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire, Gretchen Wilson, Patsy Cline and many more. Suitable for ages 13 and older.
“Light of Swan Lake”: 6:30 p.m. today; 9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $16. (performingarts.ufl.edu) Doxa Dance Studio’s annual recital.
iDance Fest: 11 a.m. Saturday, Heartwood Soundstage, 619 S. Main St. Entrance: $13. (bit.ly/idancefest22) Festival to celebrate the iDance Studio family with dance performances by 150-plus students, vendors, food trucks, activities and prizes. Cash bar for the adults.
“Sleeping Beauty”: 6 p.m. Sunday, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $15. (performingarts.ufl.edu) Pofahl Studios’ 66th annual spring recital.
Chiefland Watermelon Festival: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, 23 SE Second Ave., Chiefland. Free entry; $3 parking. (bit.ly/chiefmelon22) Annual event featuring fresh sliced watermelon, live entertainment, and craft and food vendors.
Sweetwater Wetlands Tour: 8:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday, 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.
Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park Sinkhole Guided Walk: 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park, 4732 Millhopper Road. Cost: $4 per vehicle, $2 pedestrian or bicyclist. (bit.ly/devilsmill) Ask questions and learn about the area and its history while exploring the park with a ranger.
Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation Tour: 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation, 8528 E. County Road 225. Tickets: $25 adults, $10 ages 2-11, free ages 1 and younger; $45 motorized-vehicle tours. (carsonspringswildlife.org, 468-2827, email@example.com) Take a tour — on foot or in a tour vehicle — of Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation with big-cat feeding demonstrations and up-close encounters with the animals.
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.
Children’s Summer Extravaganza: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Gainesville Baptist Church, 3570 NW 16th Blvd. Free; register online. (bit.ly/summerreg22) Day for children 4 years old through fifth grade with songs, a Bible lesson, crafts, lunch, games and water activities. Children may dress up as their favorite superhero for fun, and extra clothes/towels are recommended for the water activities in the afternoon. Parents are welcome to stay with their kids, but they also can drop them off.
Historic Haile Homestead Tour: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, noon-4 p.m. Sundays, Historic Haile Homestead, 8500 Archer Road. Entrance: $5 ages 13 and older, free ages 12 and younger. (hailehomestead.org) The Historic Haile Homestead is unique in the nation for its “Talking Walls.” Closed July 2-3.
Rooterville Animal Sanctuary Self-Guided Tours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Rooterville Animal Sanctuary, 5579 Darwood St., Melrose. Cost: Suggested $10 donation per person or $30 for a family of four. (rooterville.org) Take a map of the sanctuary at the gate to see highlights of Rooterville to help you find your way. Guided tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Horse Feeding: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Mill Creek Farm Retirement Home for Horses, 20307 NW CR 235A, Alachua. Entrance: Bag of carrots. (millcreekfarm.org) The Retirement Home for Horses provides lifetime care to elderly horses seized by law enforcement agencies, rescued by the SPCA or humane societies, as well as horses retired from government service such as police patrol or state and federal parks.
Journey to Juneteenth: Celebration of Freedom: 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Newberry Branch Library, 110 S. Seaboard Drive, Newberry. Free. (attend.aclib.us/event/6668933) Antoinette Chanel, founder of Feathered Press Indie Publisher, will reflect on the importance of Juneteenth and how its meaning informs her work as an author, artist and advocate.
Birds and Brews: 6 p.m. Sunday, First Magnitude Brewing Company, 1220 SE Veitch St. Free. (facebook.com/FirstMagnitudeBrewing/events) 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.
Journey to Juneteenth Movie: 4-6 p.m. Sunday, A. Quinn Jones Museum and Cultural Center, 1013 NW Seventh Ave. Free. (cityofgainesville.org) Showing of the film “Soul of America.”
Ocean Tales: 2 p.m. Tuesdays in June and July, live on Zoom and Facebook. Free. (aclib.us/summer) Meet marine animal friends, including manatees, sea turtles and dolphins from Florida zoos, museums and aquariums.
Reader Palooza: 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Depot Park, 200 SE Depot Ave. Free. (aclib.us/summer) After you sign up for Summer at the Library and receive your tote bag, play games with community partners including Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo, Fun 4 Gator Kids, the Harn Museum of Art, Giggle Magazine and more.
Battle of the Books: Online through July 23, aclib.us/summer. Free. (aclib.us/summer) Teens can register and receive three free books for this annual trivia competition. Patrons ages 11 to 17 can sign up now and select which library branch team they’d like to compete with during the Battle of the Books at 2 p.m. July 23 on Zoom.
Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention: “Wandering the Milky Way,” a tour of the solar system, on display through Jan. 1, 2023; “Voyages,” a trip through space and time, on display through Jan. 1, 2023; “Animationland” on display through Jan. 3, 2023. Tickets: $12.50, $10 seniors and college students, $7.50 ages 5-17, free ages 4 and younger. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. 811 N. Main St. (371-8001, cademuseum.org)
Cedar Key Arts Center: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday Sewing Help with Bunny Hand. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 457 Second St., Cedar Key. (543-5801, cedarkeyartscenter.org)
Cotton Club Museum and Cultural Center: “Unapologetic!” on display through August. The exhibit features works by local Gainesville artist Yvonne Ferguson with images of cultural and human rights icons as well as notable and groundbreaking musicians. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday and Saturday plus by appointment for schools and other groups. 837 SE Seventh Ave. (226-8321, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Florida Museum of Natural History: Standing exhibits include the “Our Changing Climate: Past and Present,” “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 standing 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: “Absence and Presence,” an exhibition of black-and-white abstract art, on display through June 16. Gallery hours are 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 1314 S. Main St. (gainesvillefinearts.org, email@example.com)
Galleries at the Historic Thomas Center: “Between Heaven & Earth — The Paintings of Alyne Harris” on display through Saturday. The exhibition features 200 paintings by Gainesville native Harris, who paints to express both her lived experiences and her profound spiritual life; 5-8 p.m. today and 1-4 p.m. Saturday reception and art sale. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. 302 NE Sixth Ave. (393-8532, gvlculturalaffairs.org)
Good News Arts Inc.: Works by Paul Shortt on display through July 2. Gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. 18555 Main St., High Springs. (goodnewsarts.com)
Harn Museum of Art: “Global Perspectives: Highlights from the Contemporary Collection,” a celebration of global interconnectedness, on display through Sept. 25; “COPIA II,” celebrates new photographs that have entered the Harn Museum of Art’s collection in the last six years, with a few other photographs rarely or never shown before, on display through Oct. 30; “Speechless: Text & Image in Global Culture,” a fascinating look at how words, aesthetics and materials have supported religious, political and socio-cultural agendas for millennia, on display Tuesday through Dec. 30; “Global Perspectives: Highlights from the Contemporary Collection,” a celebration of global interconnectedness, on display through Oct. 1, 2023; “She/Her/Hers: Women in the Arts of China,” which unravels the intersecting roles women played as subjects, artists and consumers of art in traditional, modern and contemporary China, on display through March 24, 2024; “Speechless: Text and Image in Global Culture,” a fascinating look at how words, aesthetics and materials have supported religious, political and socio-cultural agendas for millennia, on display May 31–Dec. 30. Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. 3259 Hull Road. (392-9826)
Matheson History Museum: “We’re Tired of Asking: Black Thursday and Civil Rights at the University of Florida,” which follows one slice of African American history in Gainesville, currently on display online and in person; “When Johnny Came Marching Home: Some Gave All – All Gave Some,” remembering those who came home from war with both physical and mental wounds, on display outside; “Trailblazers: 150 Years of Alachua County Women,” celebrating the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote in the United States, on display. Gallery hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Friday-Saturday. 513 E. University Ave. (378-2280, mathesonmuseum.org)
Melrose Bay Art Gallery: 6-9 p.m. today opening reception for “Waxing Poetic,” featuring June’s featured artist, Cheryl Slechta. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday or by appointment. 103 State Road 26, Melrose (475-3866, melrosebayartgallery.com)
Mossman Hall: 6-9 p.m. today “All-Artist’s Summer Show: Blessings” exhibit plus the grand opening of Mossman Hall’s Artist’s Attic Treasures. The Artist’s Attic, at the top of the stairs in the gallery, will be home to pre-owned artsy, vintage, unique and collectible items. 301 State Road 26, Melrose. (262-6222)
Sweetwater Print Cooperative: “Still Wet — Do Not Touch!” with recent oil paintings by Reid Fogler — many so new they are still wet — on display through June 22. Gallery hours: By appointment. 117 S. Main St. (514-3838)
University Galleries: “Please Do Not Touch: Prelude to an Art History Survey,” where viewers are given the opportunity to touch the objects on display, on view through June 15. 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)
ALTERNATIVE ART SPACES
Civic Media Center: Exhibit of zines from the Civic Media Center’s collection on display through June. 433 S. Main St. (373-0100, civicmediacenter.org)
Santa Fe College’s Blount Hall: A large art collection from local collector Hector Puig on display. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Corner of West University Avenue and North Sixth Street.
Tim Kliphuis And Jimmy Grant: 7 p.m. June 10, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Gainesville, 4225 NW 34th St. Tickets: $25 general admission, $15 students. (bit.ly/kliphuisgrant) Award-winning violin legend Tim Kliphuis will perform with America’s rising star of gypsy jazz guitar, Jimmy Grant, to celebrate the music of famed musical duo Stéphane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt.
Tioga Concert Night: 7-10 p.m. June 10, Tioga Town Center, 133 SW 130th Way, Newberry. Free. (tiogatowncenter.com) Ed Roth will perform. Future performances include The Project on July 1, Elio Piedra on July 22, Scott Wilson and the Global Jazz Ensemble on Aug. 5 and one more performance TBA on Aug. 26.
Live and Local Spring Concert Series: 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 16, Bo Diddley Plaza, 111 E. University Ave. Free. (bit.ly/livelocalapril, bit.ly/livelocalmay, bit.ly/livelocaljune) All-ages concert series featuring Gainesville’s best and brightest emerging talent. The line ups will include emerging bands, singer/songwriters and independent artists, and offer a diverse mix of musicians that are local or connected to Gainesville’s music community. June 16 goes full on rock ’n’ roll with the Lo-Minds and Shine from Shine and The Shakers.
Tedeschi Trucks Band: 7 p.m. June 24, Daily’s Place Amphitheatre, 1 Daily’s Place, Jacksonville. Tickets: TBD. (dailysplace.com/events, 904-633-2000) The band will perform as part of their “Wheels of Soul” tour.
Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band: 7:30 p.m. June 24, Backyard Stage at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340C A1A South, St. Augustine. Tickets: $54-$154. (904-209-0367, theamp.com) Ringo Starr has announced details for a North American Tour with his current All Starr Band featuring Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, Gregg Rolie, Warren Ham, Gregg Bissonette and Hamish Stuart. The St. Augustine Amphitheatre stop also will feature former All Starr Edgar Winter.
Matchbox Twenty: 7 p.m. July 6, Daily’s Place Amphitheatre, 1 Daily’s Place, Jacksonville. Tickets: $50.25-$145.75. (dailysplace.com/events, 904-633-2000). The post-grunge rockers will perform.
Goo Goo Dolls: 7 p.m. Aug. 24, Daily’s Place Amphitheatre, 1 Daily’s Place, Jacksonville. Tickets: $39.50-$269.50. (dailysplace.com/events, 904-633-2000). The ’90s band will perform as part of their “Summer Tour 2020” tour with special guest Blue October.
Rod Stewart: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 2, Daily’s Place Amphitheatre, 1 Daily’s Place, Jacksonville. Tickets: $63-$458.50. (dailysplace.com/events, 904-633-2000). The flamboyant, gravelly-voiced rock/pop singer will perform.
Tim Kliphuis Workshop: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 11, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Gainesville, 4225 NW 34th St. Cost: $50 general admission, $35 students. (bit.ly/kliphuisworkshop) Players of all string instruments are welcome. While intermediate and advanced musical skills would be most beneficial, good command of scales in the first and perhaps third position would suggest sufficient competency. No improvisation experience is necessary.
Family Invention Lab: 2 p.m. June 12, Meeting Room A, Headquarters Library, 401 E. University Ave. Free; register online. (aclib.us/invention) Learn basic coding and engineering lessons for the whole family. These programs are curated by the MakerSpace team to encourage discovery, experimentation and hands-on learning with beginner-friendly technology. Inventors from ages 5 to adults can learn how to write code and engineer contraptions with pocket-sized computers, STEM kits, building straws and more. Future events will be held June 26, July 10, July 24, Aug. 14 and Aug. 28.
Juneteenth Celebration Read-In: 2:30 p.m. June 12, Alachua Branch Library, 14913 NW 140th St, Alachua. Free. (aclib.us/juneteenth) All ages. This mini festival will feature readings by Alachua County Poet Laureate E. Stanley Richardson and Carol Velasques Richardson, song performance by a local youth group, and speakers including Alachua Mayor Gib Coerper. Meet local author Tabitha Jenkins, visit the craft tent and enjoy refreshments.
Creativity for Change: 3 p.m. June 14, Archer Branch Library, 13266 SW SR 45, Archer. Free. (aclib.us/juneteenth) Ages 12-18. Make buttons and discuss how we can positively create change in our communities.
Juneteenth ArtSpace: 3 p.m. June 15, Waldo Branch Library, 15150 NE U.S. 301, Waldo. Free. (aclib.us/juneteenth) All ages. Celebrate Juneteenth with an art project inspired by Kente cloth from Ghana and discover the rich symbolism of colors and designs.
Juneteenth: Celebration of Freedom: 3 p.m. June 16, Millhopper Branch Library, 3145 NW 43rd St. Free; registration preferred. (aclib.us/juneteenth) Ages 12-18. Learn about the history and importance of Juneteenth, and then explore what freedom means to you through a papercraft.
Freedom Collages: 3 p.m. June 17, Micanopy Branch Library, 706 NE Cholokka Blvd., Micanopy. Free. (aclib.us/juneteenth) All ages. Explore what it means to be free by learning about the history of Juneteenth and creating your picture of freedom using images and words from magazines, paint, glue, markers and more.
Juneteenth Celebration: 3:30 p.m. June 17, Cone Park Branch Library, 2801 E. University Ave. Free. (aclib.us/juneteenth) Ages infant-5. Come for story time and a craft to celebrate Juneteenth, plus contribute to a group mural.
Tioga Outdoor Movie Night Series: 7 p.m. June 17, Tioga Town Center, 133 SW 130th Way, Newberry. Free. (tiogatowncenter.com) Tioga movie night featuring “Soul.” Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, and enjoy the movie under the stars. Upcoming movies include “Sing 2” on July 8 and “Clifford the Big Red Dog” on Aug. 12.
High Springs Art Walk: Noon-5 p.m. June 18, downtown High Springs. Free entry. (facebook.com/HighSpringsDowntownMerchants) Seasonal monthly event featuring local artists gracing sidewalks and storefronts with some locations featuring live painting and demonstrations. Future dates are Oct. 15, Nov. 19 and Dec. 17.
Juneteenth Movie: Noon June 18, Library Partnership Branch, 912 NE 16th Ave. Free. (aclib.us/juneteenth) Adults. Watch the award-winning biopic “Harriet” starring Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Janelle Monae and Joe Alwyn.
Authors discussion: 4 p.m. June 18, Matheson History Museum, 513 E. University Ave. Online option available. Free; registration required. (bit.ly/authorsjune22, bit.ly/authorsjune22zoom) Five authors, conservationists, environmentalists and artists will read from their essays in “The Wilder Heart of Florida: More Writers Inspired by Florida Nature” about their beloved places in the state.
Sunday Assembly: 11 a.m. June 19, Pride Center located in the Liberty Center, 3131 NW 13th St. Free. (SundayAssembly32601@gmail.com, sagainesville.weebly.com) Sunday Assembly will host guest speaker Ron Cunningham, a career journalist who has been writing about Florida for half a century. He graduated from the University of Florida in 1975 and began his journalism career as a beat reporter for the Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel. In 1976, he became higher education reporter for The Gainesville Sun and later served the New York Times Florida newspapers. He was editorial page editor of The Gainesville Sun for 30 years before his retirement, but in retirement he continues to write columns, book and theater reviews, and magazine articles. The title of his talk will be “Save a Creek, Build a Greenway.” Music will be provided by Sunday Assembly musicians with the opportunity to sing along. Vaccinations, boosters and face masks are recommended and encouraged. It also is possible to attend via Zoom.
Clarence R. Kelly Community Center and Park Opening Celebration: 3-5 p.m. June 19, Clarence R. Kelly Community Center, 1701 NE Eighth Ave. Free. (WildSpacesPublicPlacesGNV.org) Commemorate the new center and park at an opening celebration on Juneteenth — a finale to the city of Gainesville’s month-long Journey to Juneteenth celebration.
Juneteenth Read-In: 2:30 p.m. June 25, Hawthorne Branch Library, 6640 SE 221st St. Free. (aclib.us/juneteenth) Come for a program rich in African American history and culture, and celebrate works by African American authors and artists.
Kulaqua River Ranch Water Park Community Day: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. July 3, River Ranch Water Park, 23400 NW 212th Ave., High Springs. Admission: $16 ages 4 and older, free ages 3 and younger. (kulaqua.com) In an effort to support the community, Camp Kulaqua opens the River Ranch during specific days during the summer at a discounted rate with no reservations required. The venue requests that modest swimsuits be worn. Food and coolers allowed, but no glass containers or alcoholic beverages. Future community days include July 10, July 24 and Aug. 7.
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