EVENT: Rio Royale

Boys & Girls Club’s most exciting fundraiser of the year. The event is our annual Benefit Gala for Kids presented by COX. This year’s theme will be Rio Royale.

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Last years fundraiser, the 2009 Passport to Rio, sold out nearly a month in advance and had over 700 guests in attendance making it one of the most successful fundraisers in the organization’s 58-year history. We hope that with your support, the 2010 Rio Royale, benefit Gala for Kids will be an even bigger success!

The 2010 event will once again be held at the University of Florida’s Reitz Union.

During the course of the evening, guests will have the opportunity to meet many local and national celebrities, professional athletes and community leaders and enjoy an evening packed with tropical Brazilian food, capoiera demonstrations, great music by Chaotic Vibez & dj E.S.Z, relaxing fun, dancing and lots of excitement. The 2010 Rio Royale will be hosted by Radio Personality Storm Roberts along with Mrs.Shelley Meyer, wife of head coach Urban Meyer, of the 2006 & 2008 National Championship football team.

The evening will include a full casino with a variety of gaming tables and slot machines, silent auction tables loaded with everything from rare sports memorabilia to exotic vacation packages and a live auction that will also feature a variety of unique gifts.

We thank you for your support and I you look forward to seeing you at Rio Royale!

DATE: August 21, 2010

WEBSITE: www.galaforkids.com


“Gainesville Gone Nashville” Fundraiser

Child Advocacy Center Hosts 2nd Annual “Gainesville Gone Nashville” Fundraiser

Gainesville, FL, After raising more than $75,000 in its first year, the Child Advocacy
Center will host their 2nd annual fundraiser “Gainesville Gone Nashville: Kountry for Kids” on October 21,
2010. The event will be held at the Canterbury Equestrian Showplace in Newberry, Florida from 6-10pm.
Limited tickets are available and can be purchased through the Gainesville Gone Nashville website for
$75 each. There will be live country music, Texas Hold ‘Em, line dancing, and delicious BBQ for all that
attend. Gainesville Gone Nashville will also feature an extensive live and silent auction. With items
ranging from restaurant gift cards to getaways, guests will be sure to find something that piques their

Rio Royale

Attend Boys & Girls Club of Alachua County Event

I want to personally invite you to our biggest annual fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Alachua County. The event is our annual Benefit Gala for Kids presented by COX. This year’s theme will be Rio Royale.

DATE: August 21, 2010

Portable Saw Mill Demonstration

Gainesville, FL – Thursday, June 24, 2010

Dr. Mark Clark from the University of Florida IFAS Department will be attending Millhopper Montessori School’s woodworking summer camp and we will be using a WoodMizer portable sawmill to cut a pine log into rough cut boards.  He will talk about different types of cuts through the log (plain-sawn, rift-sawn and quarter-sawn), different terms used for rough cut pieces of wood, (slab, flitch, cant) and show them how the rough cut lumber is “sticker” stacked to air dry.  This demonstration will give the young carpenters a much better understanding and appreciation for how trees become lumber.

He will also be covering “How do trees become lumber?”

Aside from the incredible processes that allow plants to turn sunlight, carbon dioxide, water and soil nutrients into wood; the transformation of wood into usable lumber is another pretty remarkable accomplishment.  For trees to become usable lumber the tree first needs to be cut into logs, the logs need to be cut into rough boards, the rough boards need to be dried and then the dried boards need to be milled to final dimension before they can be used in a building or to build a table.  Most of this process happens in giant sawmills out of sight and out of mind (like most things these days).  Over the last century most of the process of turning trees into lumber has become highly industrialized and most of the local sawmills have disappeared.  As a result of fewer sawmills, choices in building materials and value placed on natural resources,  many trees that are cut to clear land or taken down in urban areas don’t find their way to a mill and instead are burned on site, hauled to a landfill, chipped for mulch or turned into firewood.  However, with the development of small portable sawmills some of these trees are finding their way into unique and personalized lumber.