Mon. Oct 2nd, 2023
Matheson History Museum Fall Program Series

The Matheson History Museum is hosting its Fall Program series, which will feature live music, storytelling, local history, and programs on Florida history. The upcoming events include:

– September 20: “Early Cuban Exiles: Memories of Loss, Struggle, and Rebirth” with Mario Cartaya and David Powell.
– October 14: “Stories of Immigration: Sharing, Learning, and Supporting Our Immigrant Neighbors.”
– October 14-28: “Alachua Queer History Gallery,” an exhibition showcasing the history of the LGBTQ+ community.
– November 4: “Florida’s Heritage Gardening” with a lecture by Sarah Cervone, Ph.D., of the Florida Heritage Foods Program.
– November 11: “Tracking Your Ancestors” with Tatanya Peterson and Karen Kirkman.

For more information about the Matheson History Museum Fall Program series, please call 352-378-2280 or visit

Truth-Seeking and Democracy Discussion

Presidential candidate Cornel West and Robert George will be discussing “Truth-Seeking and Democracy” at the University of Florida campus on Thursday at 4 p.m. The event is co-sponsored by the Bob Graham Center for Public Service and African American Studies at UF. Cornel West is a professor at Union Theological Seminary in New York, and Robert George is a professor at Princeton University in New Jersey.

For more information, please email [email protected].

Counselor/Case Manager Position

CDS Family & Behavioral Health Services Inc. is seeking a counselor/case manager for its Family Action Program in Alachua County. The role involves working with at-risk youth and their families, providing counseling services, and developing partnerships within the community. If you are passionate about positively impacting the lives of youth and their families, apply by calling 352-244-0628, Ext. 3852.

Tom Petty: Among the Wildflowers Exhibit

The Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention is hosting the “Tom Petty: Among the Wildflowers” exhibit. The exhibit provides an immersive journey into Petty’s iconic album, Wildflowers, showcasing his writing, recording, and performing process. The exhibit is open from Thursday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., until December 31st. For ticket information, visit

Rock N Roll Dance Party

The Cotton Club Museum and Cultural Center will be hosting a Rock N Roll Dance Party on September 22nd from 7-10 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at for $25.

Job Corps Recruitment Drive

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Job Corps program is offering immediate openings and free career training to 16-24-year-olds from low-income households. They provide training in various industries such as construction, finance, healthcare, hospitality, information technology, and transportation. Eligible applicants can receive benefits such as SNAP, TANF, free or reduced school lunch, or if they are experiencing homelessness or are a foster youth. For more information, visit or call 800-733-JOBS (5627).

Eastside High School Class of 1974 Reunion

Members of the Eastside High School Class of 1974 are requested to provide contact information to receive updates on the 50th anniversary reunion. Please call 352-871-3239 or email [email protected] to provide your contact information.

“We Are Here” Exhibit

The “We Are Here: Stories from Multilingual Speakers in North Central Florida” exhibit is currently on display at the Matheson History Museum. The exhibit highlights stories from over 60 multilingual individuals in North Central Florida, showcasing their immigration journeys through visual collages. Free registration can be done at

Weight and Metabolic Health Study

Researchers at the University of Florida are recruiting postmenopausal women, ages 45-65 years, who are overweight for a study on psychological and social factors related to weight and metabolic health. The study involves an assessment visit at the UF Clinical and Translational Research Building. Participants will receive compensation and free blood test results. For more information, visit or contact Marian Hernandez at [email protected] or (352) 273-5288.

Volunteer Crisis Line Counselors Needed

The Alachua County Crisis Center is recruiting volunteer crisis line counselors who will receive in-depth training in active listening, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer crisis line counselor, please call 352-264-6781 or email [email protected].