Happy Friday everyone! As we head towards summer, the sun and the heat can be an issue. We've got some ideas for you whether you want to be inside or out this weekend.
Outdoors, Silver Springs 2013 Concert Series continues this weekend. Josh Turner, one of the Grand Ole Opry's youngest members, will be on stage. The country singer/songwriter is a double-platinum selling artist. He has a number of number one hits under his belt, including his biggest hit "Why Don't We Just Dance". The South Carolina native will be on stage Saturday at Silver Springs. Showtime is 3 pm. Website
Indoors, the Florida Museum of Natural History is celebrating World Sea Turtle Day Saturday. The event is designed to be a good way to learn about sea turtles and their habitats. People from the Sea Turtle Conservancy will be there for tours of the museum's sea turtle exhibits. Kids can play turtle trivia for a prize and create turtle themed crafts. Researchers from UF will be there to answer questions about careers in marine biology. The event runs from noon to 4 Saturday at the museum on Hull Road in Gainesville. Website
The High Springs Community Theatre is kicking off its latest production tonight. "Nunsense" is a musical comedy centered around a fundraiser put on by the Little Sisters of Hoboken. The original play ended up being the second longest running off-broadway show in history. Shows are tonight and Saturday night at 8 pm, with a matinee at 2 pm Sunday at the theatre on NE First Avenue in High Springs. Website
Given how hot it's been this week, a pool party sounds like a lot of fun. The City of Gainesville's "Summer Heatwave" is back. The city's department of parks, recreation and cultural affairs is teaming up with GPD for the "Operation Respect Yourself" pool party. The free event for teenagers will feature water, music, food, and a lot more. Admission is free. The fun goes from 11 am to 4 pm Saturday at the Andrew Mickle Sr. Pool, 1717 SE 15th Street in Gainesville. Website
Enjoy your weekend!