Best Bets for the Weekend – January 14-16, 2022

Best Bets for the Weekend – January 14-16, 2022

Best Bets for the Weekend – January 14-16, 2022

DINNER FUNDRAISING: Join the GFWC High Springs New Century Woman’s Club for a spaghetti dinner takeout fundraiser benefiting the High Springs Community School science department. Due to COVID-19, this event is being held in lieu of the annual Real Men Make Soup fundraiser, which is usually organized as a sit-down affair. The spaghetti dinner comes with meat or marinara sauce, Caesar salad, bread and butter, and dessert. It will be served today from 5-7pm at the High Springs Woman’s Club, 23674 WUS 27 in High Springs. Each plate is $10. Masks are required. For more information, visit gfwchighspringswomansclub.org or call 386-518-3276.

HOGGETOWNE MEDIEVAL SCHOLARSHIP: The annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire returns to personal fun after a hiatus due to COVID-19. Join the action this weekend from 9am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday January 22-23 and January 29-30, as well as 9am-4pm on January 28 for ‘Family Friday’. The event transforms a small part of modern Gainesville into a medieval marketplace filled with hundreds of craftsmen and entertainers, and features armored jousting knights, children’s rides powered by men and women rather than machines, groups of actors, food vendors and magical acts. Enjoy nine entertainment stages where the forgotten skills of full-scale falconry, gripping aerial acrobatics and old-fashioned magic come to life. Jugglers, knife throwers and gypsy dancers add to the excitement as they fill the streets of Hoggetowne. The event has moved to a new location this year: 9409 SW Archer Road. Tickets for the weekend editions are $20 for general admission, $17 for military and seniors, $10 for ages 5-17, and free for ages 4 and under. Tickets for January 28 are $10 for general admission, $5 for ages 5-17, and free for ages 4 and under. For more information, visit hoggetownefaire.com.

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