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Tell Me About It

“Tell Me About It” is a weekly audio storytelling series hosted by Sue Wagner, WUFT community relations coordinator, focusing on events, organizations and research projects by those that helped create them and those that have benefited.

Altrusa House of Gainesville

Today’s episode features the Altrusa House in Gainesville. Altrusa House is a place where people with health problems can come to make new friends and remain active. It offers a place where family member’s health conditions can be monitored and cared for during the workday. The house founded by Altrusa …

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Bread of the Mighty Food Bank

Today’s episode features Bread of the Mighty Food Bank in Gainesville. Celebrating 32 years of serving Alachua, Dixie, Gilchrist, Lafayette and Levy Counties, the food bank collects, sorts, stores and distributes donated food and basic essentials to more than 190 non-profit agency partners and other organizations who then distribute the …

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St. Francis Pet Care

Today’s episode features St. Francis Pet Care in Gainesville. Each Tuesday morning, St. Francis Pet Care, an all-volunteer organization, provides free pet care by experienced local veterinarians to homeless and low income residents in Alachua County. Two of the three co-founders of St. Francis Pet Care, Gainesville veterinarian Dale Kaplan-Stein …

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Alachua County Youth Orchestra December 8 Concert at the Curtis M. Phillips Center

Today’s episode features the Alachua County Youth Orchestra Concert, formerly known as the Holiday Traditions Concert, scheduled for December 8 at the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. The orchestra, founded in 1973, is committed to fostering the community’s gifted young musicians by providing them with the opportunity …

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Wes Skiles Water Stewardship Awards

Today’s episode features the 6th annual Wes Skiles Water Stewardship Awards hosted by the Rotary Club of Downtown Gainesville on Nov. 4 at 6 p.m. at the Cade Museum in Gainesville.The awards recognize exceptional efforts in improving water quality and conservation in North Florida. Event coordinators Jim Skiles, Tessa Skiles …

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Starry Night – Florida Museum of Natural History

Today’s episode features the Florida Museum of Natural History’s Starry Night event on Friday, Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. James Albury, director of the Kika Silva Pla Planetarium at Santa Fe College in Gainesville, will be one of the speakers at the family friendly event. Support for Starry Night is …

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University of Florida Campaign for Charities

Today’s episode features the University of Florida Campaign for Charities, the annual employee giving campaign. All UF employees can participate by making charitable donations though payroll deduction, cash, check, credit card or stock contribution. For the last 14 years, UF employees have given almost $1 million annually to charities serving …

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Friends of the Library Fall 2019 Book Sale

Today’s episode features the Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale. The annual sale, from Oct. 19-23 at 430 N. Main Street in Gainesville, features bargain-priced books, DVDs, vinyl records, artwork, rare materials and more. Proceeds from the Friends of the Library Book Sale support the Alachua County Library District …

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Florida Museum of Natural History ButterflyFest

Today’s episode features the 14th annual ButterflyFest at the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville. The annual festival celebrates backyard wildlife with an emphasis on pollinators. From native butterfly releases, live animals, workshops and plant sales to vendors, entertainment and food, there are activities for all ages. Jaret Daniels, …

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Acrosstown Repertory Theater

Today’s episode features the Acrosstown Repertory Theater at 619 South Main Street in Gainesville. The theater, located in the Historic Baird Center, was founded in 1980 to develop new talent, plays, audiences and ideas while also celebrating and revivifying the great plays of the past. The ART provides a safe …

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