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Mar222015

Jest Fest 2015 – Free Admission

by jc | Events,News

 

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Sunday, March 29, 2015 at the Historic Thomas Center, 12–6pm. FREE ADMISSION!

It is with great pleasure that we can announce the 3rd season of Jest Fest, the City of Gainesville’s newest signature event.
For the past two years, Jest Fest occurred each Saturday night in April at 6:00 pm for a 2 hour show at The Bo Diddley Community Plaza stage in downtown Gainesville. Each Saturday featured completely different world renowned comedy, variety and circus entertainers.

This year our Plaza Theater is being renovated and Jest Fest is moving to our City’s cultural center at The Historic Thomas Center and Gardens. With the move, we have created 5 stage locations both indoors and out and are combining all of the wonderful entertainers into one fun-filled festival day which will occur on Sunday March, 29 from noon to 6 pm.

For More Information CLICK HERE

Mar202015

GiGi’s Playhouse Gainesville (Down Syndrome Achievement Center) Believe in the Build Benefit

by jc | Events,News

Name: GiGi’s Playhouse Gainesville (Down Syndrome Achievement Center) Believe in the Build Benefit

Date: March 21, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM11:00 PM EDT
Event Description:
GiGi’s Playhouse presents:
The 2015 “Believe in the Build” Benefit & International Gala

GiGi’s Playhouse is a community of achievement centers serving individuals with Down syndrome and their families. We offer therapeutic and educational programs free of charge so that cost is never a barrier to participation or achievement. Beginning as a single location in a Chicago suburb, GiGi’s Playhouse has grown into an international phenomenon; spreading awareness and inspiration to everyone it touches. Nineteen permanent locations, including our first international Playhouse in Queretaro Mexico, foster consistent participation, parent networking and stronger belief. All of our programs aim to maximize self-confidence and empower individuals to attain their greatest potential! By helping individuals with Down syndrome reach their greatest potential, we continue to change outdated perceptions and enrich the quality of many more lives. Celebrating our 10th anniversary in 2013, we have over 100 requests for new Playhouses worldwide.

We are SUPER EXCITED to announce that GiGi’s Playhouse Gainesville, Florida will host its first annual “Believe in the Build” Benefit & International Gala on March 21, 2015 at Emerson Alumni Hall.  The gala is our largest and most important fundraiser of the year, and it’s key to expanding our voice in the world. Simultaneous gala events will take place in multiple locations nationwide to celebrate the many achievements of our individuals and families. Because each location will host its own event, GiGi’s Playhouse will be hosting over 7,000 people in 19 markets! We look forward to celebrating this unbelievable journey with you!

This year’s event will feature founder of GiGi’s Playhouse Inc., Nancy Gianni and Gigi Gianni.  Activities will include a private VIP Cockatail/Reception for sponsors and honorees, a sit-down dinner, open bar, silent auction, live auction, raffle, wine pull, and more! An exclusive viewing of the “One Million Voices” Traveling Gallery.  Most importantly, the gala provides our individuals the opportunity to celebrate their achievements, and continue to change the way people view Down syndrome through their amazing self-confidence.

Every voice counts, and we invite you to share your voice and show your support. You can be a true hero in the lives of children and adults with Down syndrome and their families by supporting our 2015 Benefit as an event sponsor. In doing so, you will become a valued ambassador of an international organization while making a huge difference in your local community. This benefit event will help fund Florida’s first GiGi’s Playhouse, which is targeted to open in Gainesville in June 2015. GiGi’s Playhouse Gainesville will service the entire State of Florida, foremost North Central Florida.

Because of your generosity, more individuals can learn to read, improve their health & wellness, develop career skills, and live truly beautiful lives. More communities will embrace individuals with Down syndrome as equals and friends. Miracles happen at GiGi’s Playhouse, where we turn belief into achievement. Thank you for your consideration, and for believing in our individuals and families!

Gratefully,
Mika Vuto
Mika Vuto
President/Founder
GiGi’s Playhouse Gainesville
mvuto@gigisplayhouse.org
352 812 4759

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