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Two Zumba-style events to raise money for American Heart Association
Gainesville Parks and Rec and J.A. Walters Family YMCA to host dance parties Feb. 11 and 18
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Zumba events
Zumba Party Hearty
When: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 11
Where: Gainesville Civic Center, 830 Green St., Gainesville
Cost: $6 donation
More info: 770-533-5850

Party Hearty Zumba fitness fundraiser
When: 1-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18
Where: J.A. Walters, 2455 Howard Road, Gainesville
Cost: $5 donation
More info: 678-410-1024 or

Raising money for the American Heart Association through the fast-paced exercise Zumba is the name of the game for a few organizations in Gainesville.

Gainesville Parks and Recreation as well as J.A. Walters Family YMCA and the Heart Center are sponsoring two separate Zumba events this month.

The first one, Zumba Party Hearty, will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 11, in Gainesville Civic Center at 830 Green St. in Gainesville.

Sponsored by the Gainesville Parks and Recreation and American Heart Association, the event is open to all ages.

Admission is free but a $6 donation is encouraged. Proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association and Gainesville Parks and Recreation’s Children at Play Scholarship Fund.

In addition to great door prizes, each person will receive a voucher for 20 percent off a Frances Meadows Aquatic Center Passport.

For more information, call 770-533-5850.

The second one, the annual Party Hearty ZUMBA Fitness Fundraiser, will be from 1-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, in the J.A. Walters Family YMCA at 2455 Howard Road in Gainesville.

The event is free but a $5 donation is suggested. Proceeds will benefit the American Heart Association.

For more information, call 678-410-1024 or email