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My husband, Arthur, and I each write twice-a-month columns for The Times here in Gainesville. His deal with computing and technology issues. Mine deal with whatever strikes my fancy.
Arthur's latest was published on October 2nd. Click here to read his thoughts about online banking.
Free coffee and refreshments donated from the community are available. Grand prizes are awarded for the person who reads the longest and person who raises the most money for the Alliance for Literacy. Door prizes donated from throughout the local business community are plentiful...including some N2N gift certificates!
During this event authors will appear to discuss and autograph their books with all proceeds from these sales donated to the Alliance for Literacy. You may choose to attend the author event instead of read and still count as an active participant.
Friday - 7:30 pm, Children's Bedtime Story (each participant twelve and younger receive a goody bag and are entered into separate door prize drawing). Our Rachel will perform "Martina, The Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale" from the book by Carmen Agra Deedy. This piece won her numerous first place awards and a slot as an alternate in national competition- it has to be seen to be believed!
At 9 pm, Author Reese Christian will discuss and autograph her book "Ghosts of Atlanta"
Saturday - 11 am, Author Jennie Miller Helderman will present and autograph "As the Sycamore Grows."
12 pm, Author Gerald Stokes will discuss/sign his "The Colonial Southeast Series."
1 pm, Author Bob Folsom will discuss and autograph "The Money Trail,"
2 pm, Janice Hardy returns to sign the 2nd book in The Healing Wars Series entitled "Blue Fire."
More events and authors may be scheduled before the Read-a-Thon begins on October 22nd. Call 770-532-6693 to reserve your reading time slot in advance. You can visit Hall Book Exchange's Facebook page for updates.
Admission is $5. For more information, contact 770-983-7331 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family TIES ("Teaching, informing,empowering and supporting today's families") is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families provide a safe, nurturing and positive environment for their children and teenagers. Their programs seek to educate prenatal parents and parents with children up to age 18. They serve families who are wishing to improve their parenting skills as well as families who are incarcerated or mandated by DFCS or the court system.
Family TIES also offers programs for teenagers whose parents are enrolled in their Empower Parents class, and for middle school students in the YMCA after school program. These classes are aimed at helping teens deal with issues of bullying, drugs, self esteem, anger management, and character building.
The annual "Diamonds and Denim" fundraiser is a fun, casual evening with a dinner buffet, live band and live and silent auctions (amazing sports and entertainment memorabilia, getaway trips, gift baskets and more!)
This year's date is November 13 at Grove Street Station featuring music by Moby Dick and food catered by Johnny's BBQ.
Tickets are $50.00 each and include dinner, a beer/wine bar, music and lots of fun. You can purchase your tickets from Teressa at N2N.
ALSO- be sure to get in on the 50/50 raffle! Purchase your raffle tickets for $5.00 each. At the fundraiser, one ticket will be drawn- the winner gets HALF of the proceeds for the raffle ticket sales, with the other half going to Family TIES. You don't have to be present to win. You can get your raffle tickets at N2N. Just think- the odds of winning are SO much better than the lottery!
N2N Family News
Easy Mexican Casserole
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook ground beef or turkey until no longer pink. Stir in salsa, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed. Stir in beans, and heat through.
- Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray. Spread crushed tortilla chips in dish, and then spoon beef mixture over chips. Spread sour cream over beef, and sprinkle olives, green onion, and tomato over the sour cream. Top with Cheddar cheese.
- Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.
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N2N wants you to like us...on Facebook! Click here to go to our fan page and click "like" to join up. We post great deals when we find them during the week and link to other great frugal sites. We have the Deal of the Day and Hot Flashes...you sure don't want to miss out on that!
Let's work to get the word out: friends don't let friends shop retail!
Teressa and the Next2New Crew