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October 13 - 19

Kanapaha Botantical Orchid Show

Each October, Kanapaha Botanical Gardens holds an Open House & Fall Plant Sale, in conjunction with the Gainesville Orchid Society, ...

  • 9:00 am -  5:00 pm 
  • Location: Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, 4700 SW 58th Dr., Gainesville FL 32608
  • Cost: free
  • Website: kanapaha.org
  • Category: Shows & Concerts, Free

UF Softball Defense and Hitting Camp

The Florida Softball Defense and Hitting Camp will consist of position specific instruction from Florida Softball coaches and players. Campers ...

  • 9:00 am -  4:00 pm 
  • Location: James G. Pressly Stadium, 325 Woodlawn Dr, Gainesville, Florida 32611
  • Cost: $150
  • Website: floridagators.com
  • Category: Classes

Have a Heart Florida: Hurricane Relief Music Festival

In an effort to help Florida Panhandle residents who are still recovering from Hurricane Michael, the first “Have a Heart ...

  • 10:00 am - 10:00 pm 
  • Location: 26900 W. U.S. 27, High Springs, Florida.
  • Cost: $15 Adults, Children ages 13 and under free when accompanied by paying adult.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

Thornebrook Art Festival

The Art Festival at Thornebrook is a two-day festival of juried fine arts and fine crafts under the covered walkways ...

Sunday Children's Yoga Class

This class will blend the teachings and values of traditional yoga (breath work, mindfulness, postures, proprioception) with games, activities, music, ...

Art in the Parks at the Wilhelmina Johnson Center

Join the South East African Language and Literature Conference for a poetry reading, story telling and music event at the ...

Hollow Oaks Corn Maze

Come and enjoy time with family and friends at Hollow Oaks Corn Maze beginning September 27th. We will have several ...

  • 2:00 pm -  6:00 pm 
  • Location: 18005 NW 190th Avenue, High Springs, FL, 32643
  • Cost: Cash Only Adults: $10, Kids 4-10 $8, Kids 3 and under are free
  • Website: www.hollowoakscornmaze.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Voices Rising Fall Concert

Join us for our Fall Concert! Voices Rising is an intergenerational community chorus in Gainesville, Florida, for adults and youth ...

  • 3:00 pm 
  • Location: First United Methodist Church, 419 Northeast 1st Street, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: Suggested donation $10 to $20, or give what you can.
  • Website: www.vrccgainesville.org
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

Pottery Wheel Class at Do Art with Yopp

Have you always wanted to try your hand at a pottery wheel? How cool would it be to make your ...

Painting with Pastor John at Hobby Lobby

Join us for painting classes for Children and Adults on Mondays and Thursdays.

Free Beginner Sewing Classes

Three hour sewing classes are offered by Days for Girls International at no cost due to the generosity of the ...

Sun Country Stay and Play

Get moving every Tuesday and Friday morning! Stay and Play helps children ages 5 years old and younger to develop ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am 
  • Location: 333 SW 140th Terrace, Jonesville, FL 32669
  • Cost: $11.50/member, $14 non-member, punchcards available, free for non-walkers, Free for members under the age of 2; and 1/2 price for non-members under the age of 2.
  • Website: suncountrysports.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Toddler Try It Art Class at Working Food- Tuesdays

A series of open-ended sessions to allow the very youngest creatives to explore visual art in a nature-based, casual setting ...

  • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: Working Food, 219 NW 10th Ave, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: sliding scale of $10-$15 for each toddler, plus $3 for additional siblings over age 5. Free for adult caregivers and young babies in laps or arms.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes

Homeschool Canvas Painting at Do Art with Yopp

Come learn different drawing and painting techniques. Different designs taught each class. Enjoy this fun outing with our art facilitator ...

Free Beginner Sewing Classes

Three hour sewing classes are offered by Days for Girls International at no cost due to the generosity of the ...

Tinkergarten-Free Trial

At Tinkergarten, families meet outdoors to connect and learn through play. In this free trial class, Tinkergarten Leader, Tiffany Chell, ...

  • 3:45 pm -  5:00 pm 
  • Location: San Felasco Park, 6400 NW 43rd Way, Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Cost: Free, RSVP online
  • Website: tinkergarten.com
  • Category: Classes, Free

Slab Lab: Clay Creations at Do Art with Yopp

We'll have slabs of clay out and clay tools for you to use to create your very own masterpiece. Make ...

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Memorial - Wave of Light

On October 15th, Our Hearts Align will host a memorial event to honor babies, support families, and to bring awareness ...

  • 6:00 pm -  8:00 pm 
  • Location: First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville, 300 SW 2nd Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Free

Pottery Wheel Class at Do Art with Yopp

Have you always wanted to try your hand at a pottery wheel? How cool would it be to make your ...

Free Beginner Sewing Classes

Three hour sewing classes are offered by Days for Girls International at no cost due to the generosity of the ...

Just Between Friends Consignment Sale: PreSale

Join us to shop 50-90% BELOW retail on everything for your family! We will have "Florida Weather" Fall/Winter clothing, baby equipment, ...

  • 3:00 pm 
  • Location: Easton-Newberry Sports Complex 24880 Northwest 16 Avenue, Newberry, Florida 32669
  • Cost: $10-25
  • Website: www.gainesville.jbfsale.com
  • Category: Other

Kid's Pumpkin Carving

Join us 10/16/2019 and/or 10/22/19 for Pumpkin Carving, and arts and crafts. Pumpkins are $6 but you can bring your ...

  • 4:00 pm -  6:00 pm 
  • Location: Cindybgood Again, 1001 NW 5th Ave, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: $6 for pumpkin or bring your own. $5 for food and treat bag.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Classical Conversations Homeschool Open House

Have you attended an information meeting about Classical Conversations, or you''re a foundations family considering essentials next year? Then this ...

Just Between Friends Consignment Sale

Join us to shop 50-90% BELOW retail on everything for your family! We will have "Florida Weather" Fall/Winter clothing, baby equipment, ...

  • 10:00 am -  7:00 pm 
  • Location: Easton-Newberry Sports Complex, 24880 Northwest 16 Avenue, Newberry, Florida 32669
  • Cost: $3 admission (cash only) TIP: Click purple GET TICKETS button for FREE admission!
  • Website: www.gainesville.jbfsale.com
  • Category: Other

IndepenDance Open Studio iPlaydates

Come join our iPlaydate on Thursdays at 10:45am for children ages 5 and Under! If they’re actively on the MOVE, ...

Homeschool Canvas Painting at Do Art with Yopp

Come learn different drawing and painting techniques. Different designs taught each class. Enjoy this fun outing with our art facilitator ...

Fall Food and Fun in Alachua

Join us a Maude Lewis Park for free food, raffle prizes and more!

Painting with Pastor John at Hobby Lobby

Join us for painting classes for Children and Adults on Mondays and Thursdays.

Slab Lab: Clay Creations at Do Art with Yopp

We'll have slabs of clay out and clay tools for you to use to create your very own masterpiece. Make ...

Hidden Oak Carnival

Come have a HOOT at our annual carnival! Games, prizes, train, bounce houses, laser tag, human foosball, build-and-race Lego cars, ...

  • 4:30 pm -  7:30 pm 
  • Location: Hidden Oak Elementary, 2100 Fort Clarke Blvd, Gainesville, Florida 32606
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Heroes for Hearing Halloween Party

Hearoes is so excited to host our second annual Hearing Awareness Week Halloween Party! Come celebrate with kiddos and families ...

Tales from the Road: 61 National Parks in 7 Months

Friends of Paynes Prairie has invited Gainesville residents Lauren and Steven Keys to share how they visited and photographed all ...

4-H Maker Day Camp

The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is pleased to announce the following 4-H Program for October 18, 2019. This program ...

  • 9:00 am -  3:00 pm 
  • Location: UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office, 2800 NE 39th Ave Gainesville, FL 32609
  • Cost: $25
  • Website: www.eventbrite.com
  • Category: Classes

Free Halloween Costume Parade at Bouncers

Free Halloween Parade. some carnival games. Prizes to top 3 winners. Bouncing 9-noon. Spooky savings $7 per child. Parade starts ...

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: Bouncers: 3401 NW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32605
  • Cost: Free parade! (Bouncing is free for members, or $7/child
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Just Between Friends Consignment Sale

Join us to shop 50-90% BELOW retail on everything for your family! We will have "Florida Weather" Fall/Winter clothing, baby equipment, ...

  • 9:00 am -  7:00 pm 
  • Location: Easton-Newberry Sports Complex, 24880 Northwest 16 Avenue, Newberry, Florida 32669
  • Cost: free admission
  • Website: www.gainesville.jbfsale.com
  • Category: Other

O'Leno State Park Alligator Warrior Festival

Alligator Warrior Festival is an annual non-profit event, in memory of the years between 1800 and 1859, when Lake City ...

  • 9:00 am -  5:00 pm 
  • Location: O'Leno State Park, 410 SE O'Leno Park Road, High Springs, Florida 32643
  • Cost: Park entrance is $5/vehicle (2-8 people)
  • Website: alligatorfest.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Sun Country Stay and Play

Get moving every Tuesday and Friday morning! Stay and Play helps children ages 5 years old and younger to develop ...

  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am 
  • Location: 333 SW 140th Terrace, Jonesville, FL 32669
  • Cost: $11.50/member, $14 non-member, punchcards available, free for non-walkers, Free for members under the age of 2; and 1/2 price for non-members under the age of 2.
  • Website: suncountrysports.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Tinkergarten - Free Trial

At Tinkergarten, families meet outdoors to connect and learn through play. In this free trial class, Tinkergarten Leader, Tiffany Chell, ...

  • 10:30 am - 11:45 am 
  • Location: San Felasco Park, 6400 NW 43rd Way, Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Cost: Free
  • Website: tinkergarten.com
  • Category: Classes, Free

Fall Festival at Cone Park Library

Join us as we celebrate Fall with fun activities, games, crafts, and information from our community partners.

Pokemon Scavenger Hunt and Meet & Greet at JBF

Gotta Catch'Em All! Join Us, at the JBF MEGA Kids Event to hunt for Pokemon! Pikachu will be on the ...

Slab Lab: Clay Creations at Do Art with Yopp

We'll have slabs of clay out and clay tools for you to use to create your very own masterpiece. Make ...

First Responders Trunk or Treat

The Alachua County Sheriff's Office is hosting the 2nd Annual First Responder's Trunk or Treat Event. This event is open ...

  • 5:00 pm -  7:00 pm 
  • Location: Alachua County Sheriff's Office, 2621 SE Hawthorne Road, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Hollow Oaks Corn Maze

Come and enjoy time with family and friends at Hollow Oaks Corn Maze beginning September 27th. We will have several ...

  • 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm 
  • Location: 18005 NW 190th Avenue, High Springs, FL, 32643
  • Cost: Cash Only Adults: $10, Kids 4-10 $8, Kids 3 and under are free
  • Website: www.hollowoakscornmaze.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Newberry Cornfield Maze at Hodge Farm

Laugh by day...Scream by night! Maze- Take nice stroll through the maze during the day by trying to choose the correct ...

  • 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm 
  • Location: 20015 West Newberry Road, Newberry, Florida 32669
  • Cost: Adults: $15 (includes corn maze and haunted house) | Children 10 and under: $10| Children 3 and under are free | Hay Rides: $5 | Mechanical Bull Rides $5
  • Website: www.newberrycornfieldmaze.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Peanut Patch and Corn Maze

Here at the Peanut Patch & Corn Maze, we're all about family! Come out and make memories with us, where ...

  • 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm 
  • Location: 8656 SW 75th Street, Gainesville, FL, 32608
  • Cost: Adults: $15, Kids 4-10 $10, Kids 3 and under Free, Haunted House $5 (Cash Only)
  • Website: peanutpatchandcornmaze.com
  • Category: Family Fun

City of Waldo Fall Festival

Festive Fall Fun for Families! The City of Waldo is hosting a return of the annual Fall Festival on Friday, ...

Fall Carnival at The Family Church

Please join Gator Strong Families for our first Fall Carnival on Friday October 18, 2019! This a kid friendly event ...

  • 5:30 pm -  8:30 pm 
  • Location: 2022 SW 122nd Street, Gainesville FL, 32607
  • Cost: free for foster families and $5 presale or $7 at the door for anyone else who wants to join!
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

MS Society Ready Set Glow

Come get your GLOW on with us for this FUN run, a FUNdraiser 5k benefiting the National MS Society hosted by ...

  • 5:30 pm -  8:00 pm 
  • Location: Waldo City Square, 14450 NE 148th Avenue Waldo, FL US 32694
  • Cost: $30
  • Website: runsignup.com
  • Category: Races, Walks, 5Ks

Creep with the Critters at Sugar Camp Ranch Movie

Please join us for a costume contest, campfire sing along, s'mores roasting, candy, movie showing of Spookley the Square Pumpkin ...

Kirby Family Farm's Lost Railroad Scary Train

The Lost Railroad is an intense environment with darkness, gunfire, strobe lights, fog machines, fire, live reptiles, spiders, other critters, ...

  • 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
  • Location: 19630 NE 30th St, Williston, Florida 32696
  • Cost: $15.99 in advance or $20 at the gate
  • Website: www.kirbyfarm.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Defy Gainesville Hallowen Glow Night

Come out and experience the SpoOoky Glow of DEFY Gainesville! On Friday Oct. 18th from 7PM to 12AM we will ...

Pippin at UF Constans Theatre

Prince Pippin, the young son of the medieval French ruler Charlemange, is encouraged by a flashy troupe of dancers to ...

  • 7:30 pm -  9:30 pm 
  • Location: UF Constans Theatre, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: $20 for the general public, $16 for UF faculty/staff and seniors, and $14 for students.
  • Website: arts.ufl.edu
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

Kickin it for a Cure

Now in its seventh year, the annual Kickin’ It Martial Arts Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, October 19th at Gainesville ...

  • 8:00 am -  4:00 pm 
  • Location: Gainesville Health & Fitness Center, 4820 W Newberry Road Gainesville, FL 32607
  • Cost: see website
  • Website: kickinitgainesville.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Cedar Key Seafood Festival

This major event features well over 200 arts and crafts exhibits, and great local seafood food in City Park. ...

Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale

Largest Friends of the Library Sale in the state! In addition to books, we have art, comic books, manga, DVDs, ...

  • 9:00 am -  6:00 pm 
  • Location: 430-B North Main Street, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: free admission
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Other

Hike on the Prairie

Enjoy a 2 mile ranger led hike along Camp's Canal, in an area of the park that's usually inaccessible to ...

Just Between Friends Consignment Sale

Join us to shop 50-90% BELOW retail on everything for your family! We will have "Florida Weather" Fall/Winter clothing, baby equipment, ...

  • 9:00 am -  9:00 pm 
  • Location: Easton-Newberry Sports Complex, 24880 Northwest 16 Avenue, Newberry, Florida 32669
  • Cost: free admission
  • Website: www.gainesville.jbfsale.com
  • Category: Other

Morningside Nature Center Wildflower Walks

CANCELLED on October 19th due to weather. Participants will enjoy the spectacular fall wildflower bloom in the piney woods of Morningside ...

O'Leno State Park Alligator Warrior Festival

Alligator Warrior Festival is an annual non-profit event, in memory of the years between 1800 and 1859, when Lake City ...

  • 9:00 am -  5:00 pm 
  • Location: O'Leno State Park, 410 SE O'Leno Park Road, High Springs, Florida 32643
  • Cost: Park entrance is $5/vehicle (2-8 people)
  • Website: alligatorfest.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Southern Showcase of Champions

The Santa Fe High School Raider Regiment Marching Band would like to invite everyone to attend our super Regional Marching ...

  • 9:00 am - 10:00 pm 
  • Location: Santa Fe High School, Alachua FL
  • Cost: Adult tickets $10 and $7 for students ages 3 to 17.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

Healing Trauma with Yoga for Kids

YogaLoka is honored to be partner with LCS Occupational Therapy to bring services to children in the community who have ...

  • 9:30 am - 10:45 pm 
  • Location: LCS Occupational Therapy, 4703 NW 53rd Ave Suite A-2, Gainesville, FL 32653
  • Cost: Suggested donation of $5-10 per child
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Classes

Authentic German Oktoberfest at Audi Gainesville

Gainesville's third annual authentic German Oktoberfest is here, and is taking place at Audi Gainesville on Saturday, October 19th starting ...

  • 10:00 am -  6:00 pm 
  • Location: Audi Gainesville, 1920 N Main Street, Gainesville, Florida 32609
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

CANCELLED: Eco Teaching Farm Fall Festival

Cancelled due to weather. Join us for an exciting and educational day filled with workshops and demonstrations, including wildcrafting, permaculture, butter ...

  • 10:00 am -  5:00 pm 
  • Location: 17306 NW 112th Blvd, Alachua, FL 32615
  • Cost: $5, Children under 12 are free.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

GatorTRAX Fall 2019

The Engineering GatorTRAX Math Excellence initiative provides students in grades K-12 with opportunities to learn mathematics with hands-on activities for ...

Painting with a Twist:Halloween Kitty

Recommended age is 6 and up to work independently on their canvas, but all children are welcome! Children under 12 ...

Sugar Camp Ranch Harvest Festival

Join us on Saturdays to enjoy a day of fun on the farm for Harvest Festival Fun. Admission Includes: Hayride Corn Maze Interactive Critter ...

  • 10:00 am -  4:00 pm 
  • Location: 387 SW Cumorah Hill St, Fort White, FL 32038
  • Cost: Admission $12 | Free Parking | Children 2 and under are Free
  • Website: www.sugarcampranch.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Skate Station Funworks Open Bounce Saturdays

Have fun all morning at Skate Station! Admission includes bounce houses, rock climbing and Kid's Adventure soft play area. For ...

  • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: 1311 NW 76th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Cost: $10 for ages 6-10 | $8 for ages 5 & under
  • Website: funworks.com
  • Category: Ongoing Programs

Allied Capoeira League Percussion Series

Come join us every Saturday in October to practice Brazilian rhythms and a variety of percusive musical instruments!

  • 11:00 am 
  • Location: Allied Capoeira League Gainesville, 2020 NW 6th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32609
  • Cost: Cash only, $20 per day, or $15 per session in advance for all 4 classes
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Classes

Fall Pumpkin Tasting at Working Food

Join us for a fall pumpkin tasting! Local businesses take on the challenge of utilizing local pumpkin varieties to create ...

  • 11:00 am -  1:00 pm 
  • Location: Working Food, 219 NW 10th Ave, Gainesville, Florida 32601
  • Cost: $15 adult, $5 child gets you one ticket to taste each item on the tasting menu. OR $20 at the door. Family pass option (2 adults, 2 kids) $35 OR $40 at the door.
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Hollow Oaks Corn Maze

Come and enjoy time with family and friends at Hollow Oaks Corn Maze beginning September 27th. We will have several ...

  • 11:00 am - 11:00 pm 
  • Location: 18005 NW 190th Avenue, High Springs, FL, 32643
  • Cost: Cash Only Adults: $10, Kids 4-10 $8, Kids 3 and under are free
  • Website: www.hollowoakscornmaze.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Open Car and Truck Show at Davis Chevrolet

This is an event that is fun for the whole family, so bring the kids. There will be food trucks, ...

  • 11:00 am -  3:00 pm 
  • Location: Davis Chevrolet, 2600 North Main Street, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: spectators free
  • Website: flvetteset.com
  • Category: Family Fun, Free

Peanut Patch and Corn Maze

Here at the Peanut Patch & Corn Maze, we're all about family! Come out and make memories with us, where ...

  • 11:00 am - 11:00 pm 
  • Location: 8656 SW 75th Street, Gainesville, FL, 32608
  • Cost: Adults: $15, Kids 4-10 $10, Kids 3 and under Free, Haunted House $5 (Cash Only)
  • Website: peanutpatchandcornmaze.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Halloween Events at Bass Pro Shops

We are hosting FREE, family-friendly Halloween events October 19-20, 25-31, 2019 featuring our friends, Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Woodstock, Linus, Sally ...

LBGTQ+ Community in STEM at Florida Museum

The Florida Museum of Natural History is celebrating LGBTQ+ scientists on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 1 to 4 p.m. Hear ...

Tom Petty Birthday Bash at Depot Park

The Tom Petty Birthday Bash is a music festival celebrating the life and legacy of Tom Petty through music, art ...

Kids' Dress with Pockets at Joann Fabric

Skill Level 3 : Advanced Kids Class Learn how to follow an advanced pattern and how to add pockets to a ...

  • 1:30 pm 
  • Location: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft, 3202 SW 35th Blvd Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Cost: $45
  • Website: www.joann.com
  • Category: Classes

Gainesville Pops Fall Concert

The Gainesville Pops! opens it's 2019-2020 season with a FREE concert titled “A Festive Celebration of the Fall Season”. The GPops ...

Newberry Cornfield Maze at Hodge Farm

Laugh by day...Scream by night! Maze- Take nice stroll through the maze during the day by trying to choose the correct ...

  • 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm 
  • Location: 20015 West Newberry Road, Newberry, Florida 32669
  • Cost: Adults: $15 (includes corn maze and haunted house) | Children 10 and under: $10| Children 3 and under are free | Hay Rides: $5 | Mechanical Bull Rides $5
  • Website: www.newberrycornfieldmaze.com
  • Category: Family Fun

HealthStreet Night of Dance

HealthStreet's 4th Annual Night of Dance at Bo Diddley Plaza! Night of Dance brings Gainesville's diverse communities together to celebrate the ...

Kirby Family Farm's Lost Railroad Scary Train

The Lost Railroad is an intense environment with darkness, gunfire, strobe lights, fog machines, fire, live reptiles, spiders, other critters, ...

  • 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
  • Location: 19630 NE 30th St, Williston, Florida 32696
  • Cost: $15.99 in advance or $20 at the gate
  • Website: www.kirbyfarm.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Haunted Jail Open House in Trenton

It's that time of the year that we open the jail cell doors for the public to come check out ...

Pippin at UF Constans Theatre

Prince Pippin, the young son of the medieval French ruler Charlemange, is encouraged by a flashy troupe of dancers to ...

  • 7:30 pm -  9:30 pm 
  • Location: UF Constans Theatre, Gainesville FL
  • Cost: $20 for the general public, $16 for UF faculty/staff and seniors, and $14 for students.
  • Website: arts.ufl.edu
  • Category: Shows & Concerts
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