Earth Day, Sunday, April 22, 2018

Earth Day is April 22.
Do something nice for our planet.

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May Events at the Hawthorne Library

Adult Events:

Book Club

Thursday, May 03          5:30pm – 6:45pm

Join the Bookish Sort Book Club for Fun, Food, and Friendly discussions! All Welcome, even if you haven’t read the book: May 3 Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf will be discussed.


Computer Class for Seniors

Mondays, 5/7; 5/14; 5/21; 5/28          11:30am – 1:30pm

Wallace Russell leads seniors through the basics of computer usage; from using a mouse, to email, to basic web searching and beyond. Bring your computer questions and enjoy this 6 week course. Space is limited; Registration required call 352-481-1920 or stop by the Hawthorne Library to reserve your seat. Let us know if you have a laptop you can bring. For Seniors 55 and above. Cosponsored by Hawthorne Life Enrichment Center and the City of Hawthorne.


UF HealthStreet

Tuesday, May 08          11:30am – 1:30pm

Hawthorne Branch       Outdoor Program Area

UF HealthStreet is a community engagement program connecting community members to health resources services and opportunities to participate in health research studies.


Yoga Stretch

Thursdays, 5/10; 5/17; 5/24; 5/31          5:55pm – 6:55pm

Feel more confident in a stronger more flexible body! Caroline Anaya MS certified Ayurvedic Yoga (ancient practice) YogaFit (Yoga for the fitness industry) & 200-hr Yoga Alliance. 21 Years’ experience teaching Yoga.


Discover MycroSchool: Get your High School Diploma at your own pace

Wednesday, May 16          2:00pm – 4:00pm

Providing FREE self-paced learning with flexible schedules, YOU can get your High School Diploma or participate in the over-aged 8th grader program! FREE Magnet Bus Transportation provided to site. Meet at Hawthorn Library to discover more about programs, sign-up, and job prep assistance for graduates from this accredited, NO COST Charter High School for ages 16 to 24.


SHINE Counseling

Thursday, May 24          12:00pm – 2:00pm

SHINE offers advice by trained counselors that is unbiased, confidential and free. Individual sessions are designed to help those eligible for Medicare understand their choices and options.  The Florida Department of Elder Affairs offers counseling that is unbiased, confidential and no cost, by trained SHINE Volunteer counselors. The discussion will consist of definitions, costs, options and all questions answered. Please bring with you: Medicare Card and Social Security Card; A print-out of medications from pharmacy or bottles; Proof of annual household income to determine whether you qualify for extra help; MUST HAVE driver’s license or photo I.D.; Any letters from Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid which you may have received. Walk-ins are welcome or call Elder Care Helpline for an appointment at alternative sites or dates 1-800-963-5337.

FOODIEspace Cooking from your Garden: Healthy Cooking and Gardening at the Library

Friday, May 25          3:00pm – 4:00pm

Healthy Cooking and Gardening at the Library with University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Science. Join us for a healthy cooking demonstration and tasting of something healthy, a vegetable garden discussion, nutrition lesson and a craft with UF IFAS.  Bring a friend or make some new ones!


Teen Events:

Crochet A Bracelet for Mom!

Thursday, May 10          3:00pm – 4:00pm

Teens can come to the Hawthorne Library to crochet a beautiful bracelet for Mother’s Day with Aubrie-Lynn. Beginners and experts welcome! Take home one for Mom and one for yourself!


Teen BUILDspace

Thursday, May 17          3:00pm – 4:00pm

Teens can build things at the library! Join us at the Hawthorne Library for Build-A-Space.  Using library materials such as K-nex, Legos, Amaze’N’ Marbles, Quibits, Q-BA-Maze and more, teens can have fun and make new friends.


Teen TECHspace

Tuesday, May 22          3:00pm – 4:00pm

Teens can get tech-y at the library! We have a mixture of coding and circuitry activities for teens along with Legos and other building materials such as Q-BA-Maze and K-Nex.  Learn to code with An Hour of Coding, create new worlds with Minecraft, build a robot with Lego Mindstorms, build a stereo speaker with our kit and more!


Teen Movie Matinee

Thursday, May 31          3:00pm – 5:00pm

Join us for an afternoon movie.  Movies are all appropriate for teens, however, all ages are welcome to join us. Screening Justice League.


Children/Family events:

MakerSpace: Coding Art with Scratch

Wednesdays, 5/2; 5/9; 5/16; 5/23; 5/30          4:00pm – 5:30pm

Be creative with computer science and coding using Scratch while having fun with club members. Create. Code. Discover. 4th through 8th grade. Create, code, and share your own Digital Art! Use a laptop to design your own animations, interactive artwork, photograph filters, and other exciting artistic projects. No experience necessary. Bring friends: the CS First Club is social & Fun!



Thursdays, 5/3; 5/10; 5/17; 5/24; 5/31          10:30am – 11:10am

Interactive storytime with literature-based fingerplay art music and puppetry for people identifying with aged five and under and their caretakers

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Wellness Weekends

Wellness Weekends held on the 3rd Saturday of the month (from April 21st until August 18th from 9a-5p) 
With the End of Summer Pool Party!
Free and Open to the Community – Try the Y!

*Proper attire is required for pool, gym and group exercise classes.

The address is 5201 NW 34th Blvd. The event is free.

–North Central Florida YMCA

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Learn More About Birds

Interested in finding out more about birds? Check out Dallin Saurey’s classes:

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MBCA General Meeting Reminder

MBCA General Meeting
Tuesday, April 10,
at the Homemakers Club in Melrose

Agenda includes:
Deb Massie- Opening Remarks
Linda Kemp- Heritage Park Update/Historic District Committee Recap
Kate/Fran- Event April 21st
Stasia/Linda- Event April 28th
Peggy Jo- Senior Center Seminars
Membership Update
Doors open at 11:30a, meeting starts at noon.

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April Coffeetalk Schedule


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Support senior community center and local musicians

every Thurs. from 11-1PM at the senior community center there is good music, good company, good coffee, good food. What a great community!

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Melrose Sr. Community Center

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The Melrose United Methodist Church will celebrate its 150th anniversary with a ceremony unveiling a historical marker on Saturday, April 14th. The public is encouraged to attend.

The church was first organized as Melrose Methodist Episcopal Church, South in 1868. Early members included familiar names in Melrose history: Barnette, Craig, Earl, Goodson, Jackson, Lambdin, McCullough, McGregor, McRae, Mizelle, Moody, Price, and Vogelbach. The current structure was erected by the congregation in 1879, using heart pine. The sanctuary was expanded in 1931. Hagglund Fellowship Hall was built in the 1950’s, and Holstun Hall was added in 1995.

Melrose United Methodist Church has been an integral part of the community since its inception. The church bell has been used as a fire alarm, to call people to community meetings, to warn citrus growers of possible freezes, and even to announce the arrival of the steamboat from Waldo at Melrose Bay. The bell, which was installed in the 1890’s, still calls people to worship each Sunday. When the Melrose school burned in 1947, the church served as classroom space for first and second graders for two years.

The historical marker designates the church as a Florida Heritage Site. It is sponsored by the church and the Florida Department of State.

The ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. on April 14th. Tours of the church will be conducted and light refreshments will be provided. Old Florida music will be provided by “Blue Skies,” with Mac and Paula Tyner.  Melrose United Methodist Church is located at 5802 Hampton Street in Melrose.

For Further Information, Contact: Tim Price 574-904-8308

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