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The Department of Doing and Housing & Community Development Division are hosting a series of open houses about how we can address affordable housing in Gainesville. At these open houses, the public will have the opportunity to learn what the city is doing to address housing affordability in our community and provide feedback on a variety of city initiatives around affordable housing. Other local groups that provide affordable housing options have been invited to attend, as well.

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, in cooperation with Shake Rag Cultural Center, Inc., welcomes the two-time International Bluegrass Music Awards (IBMA) Entertainer of the Year award winning band The Grascals to the next Jewel Box Concert on Thursday, Nov. 1 at the Thomas Center (302 NE Sixth Ave.) in Gainesville.

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The Wild Spaces & Public Places (WSPP) and the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) invite you to participate in a neighborhood workshop to discuss the proposed redevelopment of Northside Park, located at 5701 NW 34th Blvd.  The workshop is Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. in the Eloise Page meeting room at the Senior Recreation Center, which is located at 5701 NW 34th Blvd.

The University of Florida’s World Music Ensembles present a “Free Fridays” concert at the Bo Diddley Plaza Friday, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m.  The event features student and faculty musicians and dancers from UF’s College of the Arts. The lively evening of music and dance also features a guest appearance by world-renowned Brazilian guitarist Yamandú Costa.

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The City of Gainesville is holding a community forum for the finalists for the Equal Opportunity (EO) Director finalists Tuesday, Oct. 16 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the GRU Multipurpose Room, which is located at 301 SE Fourth Ave. in downtown Gainesville. 

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As it is available, new information will be posted here in order to keep Gainesville residents, visitors and families up to date. Impact to the Gainesville and Alachua County area is expected to be minimal, and the city’s emergency management team will continue to monitor the storm.

The “Free Fridays” Concert Series presents a tribute to the music of Woodstock and a tribute to the music of Jimi Hendrix at Bo Diddley Plaza Friday, Oct. 12 at 8 p.m.

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On Sept. 27, 2018, the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department joined the ranks of elite parks, recreation and cultural affairs agencies across the country by earning reaccreditation through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). This distinguished accomplishment was awarded during the 2018 NRPA Annual Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. Representing the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department at the national meeting were Program Coordinator Kim Harris, Nature Operations Manager Linda Demetropoulos and former Assistant Director Michelle Park.

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The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is pleased to invite the public to come out and celebrate the dedication of new recreational amenities at Hogtown Creek Headwaters Nature Park, located at 1500 NW 45th Ave. A formal presentation will take place Friday, Oct. 12 from 10-11 a.m., followed by demonstrations of the new fitness equipment and a guided nature walk. Attendees should dress comfortably so they can enjoy all of the fun!  Parking for the event is courtesy of Baha’i Assembly (4451 NW 19th Ave.), and a shuttle van will take event attendees to the park and back.

Cathy DeWitt and Friends perform Both Sides Now: A Tribute to the Music of Joni Mitchell at the “Free Fridays” Concert Series Friday, Oct. 5 at the Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville.

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