Happy Friday everyone!
A great activity for families to check out this weekend is the Fun 4 Gator Kids Touch-A-Truck event. This is the 10th year for Touch-A-Truck where you can get an up close look at things you see around town everyday. You can climb on or into lots of cool vehicles...including farm, construction, delivery, emergency, law enforcement, military and alot more... including a hot air balloon. The event is free, but organizers ask that you bring a non-perishable food donation. The event goes from 9 am to 2 pm Saturday (with a quiet hour from 9 to 10 for kids who aren't wild about loud sounds). It's at the Santa Fe College North Field on Northwest 39th Avenue and 91st Street.
Though Gator football is away at Kentucky, there's definitely sports to check out on campus this weekend. The UF volleyball team is taking part in the Honda of Gainesville Gator Invitational. They take on James Madison tonight at 7 pm....and Long Beach State Saturday at 5 at Exactech Arena. Meanwhile, Gator soccer is home this weekend. Weather permitting, they facing the Miami Hurricanes Sunday at 6 pm at Donald R. Dizney Stadium.
The Gainesville Community Playhouse is premiering its latest production this weekend. Sunset Village is a comedy that revolves around the life of a recently widowed woman who moves to a very active Florida retirement community. Shows are Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 8 and Sundays at 2 pm. The show runs through September 29th. Also on stage, the High Springs Playhouse is featuring its Season Gala where you can get a preview of the upcoming season...including food and drink. It's Saturday night at 7 pm.
Over in Citrus County, Saturday is Founders' Day in Inverness. The early 1900's themed event features old fashioned food vendors and merchants, a cowboy camp, vintage cars and a look back the history of the city. It's 9:30 am to 4:30 pm at Courthouse Square in downtown Inverness.
Also this weekend: The Greater Gainesville International Gala tonight at 6 at the Cotton Club Museum and Cultural Center; the Alachua County Heart Walk Saturday morning at Santa Fe College, and the Gainesville Latino Film Festival which runs through September 28th.
Enjoy your weekend!