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Saturday, April 16th 2016

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Monday, March 14th, 2016

Paradise Park Remembered - Photographs by Bruce Mozert and Others

Runs through Sunday, April 24th, 2016 

Time & Place

8:00 AM - Sunset EDT
Silver Springs State Park; 5656 East Silver Springs Boulevard; Ocala, FL 34470

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Free with regular park admission.

Paradise Park was a segregated Florida attraction opened in 1949 by the owners of Silver Springs, the state’s oldest attraction, and operated by an African-American staff until 1969.

In conjunction with the Appleton Museum of Art's exhibit (http://appletonmuseum.org/exhibits/current/), Silver Springs State Park will host a selection of photographs from Paradise Park in the Education Center. The Education Center is open every day from 8:00 a.m. until sundown.

Also in the Education Center, current Silver Springs and former Paradise Park boat captain David Faison will walk visitors down memory lane every Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. sharing stories from his 58 years of service and taking questions.

Additional Information:

To get to this exhibit at Silver Springs State Park, enter the park through the main entrance located at 5656 East Silver Springs Boulevard (State Road 40).

Paradise Park Remembered was organized by the Appleton Museum of Art and Lu Vickers on behalf of the late Bruce Mozert, in partnership with Silver Springs State Park, Friends of Silver Springs and Marion County Black Archives. The exhibition at the Appleton Museum features approximately 100 photographs taken by Mozert, former Silver Springs staff photographer, as well as snapshots from private collections and Marion County Black Archives.

For more information about the main exhibit, or the Appleton Museum of Art, visit their website (http://appletonmuseum.org/exhibits/current/).

More Information

Craig Littauer | 352-236-7148, ext. 5 | Email | Web | Map

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Silver Springs

 

Saturday, April 16th, 2016

Santa Fe Springs Plein Air Paintout

Runs through Sunday, April 24th, 2016 

Time & Place

Lanza Gallery & Art Supplies; 45 NW 1st Ave; High Springs, FL

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Enjoy art being created and a day at the springs with Santa Fe Springs Plein Air Paintout.

Public Observation Days:

Saturday, April 16: Blue Springs; 7450 NE 60th St; High Springs, FL;

Saturday, April 23: Ginnie Springs; 7300 Ginnie Springs Rd; High Springs, FL;

(Park entry fees to visiting patrons will apply)

In addition, artists will be painting throughout the springs area, April 17-22. Artisit will be painting at many local springs; some are free and some have entrance fees. Pick up your map with all the information to give you the best springs art experience, at Lanza Gallery & Art Supplies; 45 NW 1st Ave; downtown High Springs, throughout the paintout.

Paintings will be on display and for sale at the following:

MAY: Rum 138 Art Gallery; 2070 SW County Road 138; Fort White, FL: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, 6 days a week (closed on Tuesdays);

JUNE: Lanza Gallery & Art Supplies; 45 NW 1st Ave; High Springs, FL: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday - Thursday & Saturday; 12:00 Noon - 6:00 PM Friday;

JULY 16 - AUGUST 27: High Springs Historic Museum; 120 NW 2nd Ave; High Springs, FL: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Tuesday/Wednesday/Saturday; 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM Thursday & Friday; 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Sunday (Free admission).

Sponsored in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institute's Traveling Water Ways Exhibit July 16 - August 27, 2016.

Hosted by the High Springs Historical Society & Community of High Springs

More Information

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Santa Fe River, Ginnie Springs

 

Wakulla Wildlife Festival

Runs through Saturday, April 16th, 2016 

Time & Place

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM EDT
Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park; 465 Wakulla Park Drive; Wakulla Springs, FL 32327

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The 2016 Wakulla Wildlife Festival wants to empower festival goers to be positive forces toward improving pollinator populations.This years theme is GO NATIVE! This years' celebration of the area’s wildlife is intended to be especially inviting for children and the child in everyone. Local music, a student art show, activities, exhibitors, and tours in a family atmosphere make the festival an area favorite.

Free with regular park admission.

Guided tours are available at an additional cost.

Advance registration is highly recommended since tours often fill to capacity well in advance of the festival.

For more information visit the web link below.

More Information

850-561-7286 | Web | Map

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Wakulla Spring, Wakulla River

 

Old Fashioned River Party

Runs through Saturday, April 16th, 2016 

Time & Place

10:00 AM - 5:30 PM EDT
Manatee Springs State Park; 11650 NW 115 Street; Chiefland, FL 32626

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Free with regular park admission.

Come enjoy the 24rd annual event and listen to bluegrass, old-time, and folk music from a variety of local bands. The bands will be playing at the pavilion next to the concession stand, and food will be available. Bring the family and lawn chairs for a day of good music and good times.

Additional Information:

Some extras you might want to bring are insect repellant, sunscreen, and smiles.

Essential Eligibility Criteria

In order to participate in this program, one:

- Must be able to follow verbal and/or visual instructions on how to work independently or with the assistance of a companion if program has activity for you to do.

- Must have the ability to withstand exposure to the outdoors for a period of 2 hours.

- All participants must be able to walk a minimum of a 300 yards to a pavilion or be able to participate with little assistance.

- Unless accompanied by an adult, all participants must be at least 16 years of age.

More Information

Christopher Dixon | 352-493-6736 | Web | Map

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Manatee Springs, Suwannee River

 
 

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