TV 20 STUDIO - Happy Friday everyone! The Gator football team may be out of town but there's plenty to keep you busy here this weekend.
As for sports, the Gator volleyball team remains in town for the four team Active Ankle Challenge. The action is underway in the O'Connell Center now...with the Gators taking on Jacksonville at 7:30 this evening. The competition resumes Saturday morning at 10 am...as JU faces Georgia Tech. The Gators have two matches Saturday...going up against Louisiana-Lafayette at noon, and Georgia Tech at 7:30 p.m. Website
Meanwhile at James Pressly Stadium, the Gator soccer team takes on New Mexico at 1 Sunday afternoon. Website
Tonight in Gainesville the folks at the Florida Museum of Natural History are celebrating the "Year of the Bat". The museum is teaming up with the Lubee Bat Conservancy to offer an evening dedicated to bats. You can first check out bat displays and activities at the museum, and then head over to the UF Bat House on Museum Road to watch the creatures evening adventures. The event runs from 6 to 9 tonight. Website
In Marion County Saturday you can get some exercise and help our friends at the Alzheimer's Association. The organization is holding it's Walk to End Alzheimer's in Ocala. The idea behind the event is to raise awareness and funds to improve Alzheimer care and support...in addition to moving research forward. Registration for the 3.2 mile walk begins at 9 am, with a short opening ceremony at 10 at Tuscawilla Park. Website
In Alachua County, reading is the focus of activities at O'Leno State Park Saturday. The park is celebrating Literacy Day...where you'll have a chance to listen to local authors and guest readers as they read stories. There'll also be arts & crafts, games for the kids and refreshments. You can take a nice nature walk, too. The event goes from 10 to 2 Saturday at the park on highway 441 north of High Springs. It's free if you show your library card or donate a new or gently used book. Website
Enjoy your weekend!