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Posted by: Rawson, Laura
9/30/2014

Open Streets Gainesville is a temporary, car-free, road closure open to any non-motorized activity including art, music, walking, bicycling, dancing, exercising, socializing and playing. Participants are empowered to use the public roadway in ways not normally available when open to traffic.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
9/29/2014

Children participating in Gainesville's Fifth Annual Kids Triathlon will wake up at dawn and hit the ground running - and do some biking and swimming too!

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
9/26/2014

Members of the Gainesville City Commission will provide and serve dinner at the Grace Marketplace One-Stop Center, also known as the Empowerment Center, at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29. This function demonstrates the Gainesville City Commission's continued support for the goals of the Empowerment Center, and will provide them a chance to listen to visitors of the Empowerment Center.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
9/25/2014

Join the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department to make the Drool & Ghoul Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest and Pool Party totally paw-some! This annual event takes place Saturday, Oct. 25, from 12-2 p.m. and is open to well-behaved dogs at the H. Spurgeon Cherry (Westside) Pool, which is located at 1001 NW 31st Dr. The pool and splash pad will be open to dogs, and there will be a costume contest, photos with pet(s) and great local pet-business vendors and free dog baths! Admission to the event is $5 or a seven-pound or more bag of dog food. Proof of immunizations is required.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
9/25/2014

GramFest, the annual concert tribute to the life and music of country rocker Gram Parsons, will join the “Free Fridays” concert lineup Friday, Oct. 3 from 8-10 p.m. at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza. Parsons was an American singer, songwriter, guitarist and pianist and is considered to be the father of the country-rock music genre. He was a member of the International Submarine Band, The Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothers. Parsons is also known for teaming up with country star Emmylou Harris on recordings and duets, as well as performing as a solo artist. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked him no. 87 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. During his short life, Parsons was considered a cult figure whose songwriting and musical style influenced many groups of his era including such notables as The Rolling Stones. According to longtime tribute participant and GramFest organizer Mick Marino, “Gram was the first artist to blend real country music with rock and roll and rhythm and blues. He was a real innovator.” Parsons died in 1973 of a drug overdose at the age of 26.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
9/25/2014

The Thomas Center Galleries announce a new exhibition, THE HEART OF A CULTURE The Santos of Xavier Colón Marrero, which premiers Saturday, Sept. 27 and runs through Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
9/24/2014

For Fire Prevention Week, Gainesville Fire Rescue (GFR) is hosting two memorable events!

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
9/23/2014

The Public Works Department and the Military of the Purple Heart have embraced honoring our veterans by recently installing four new reserved parking space signs in the downtown area.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
9/22/2014

Gainesville Youth Baseball, Inc, a 501(c)3 non-profit, parent-run organization, is gearing up for its fall youth baseball season, and is accepting registrations this week, in partnership with the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs Department. They proudly offer the “Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth Baseball” Program for children 4-12 years of age.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
9/22/2014

Paint your yard with the beautiful colors of native plants! They are adapted to variable weather conditions and they are easy to maintain. Take advantage of the largest offering of native plants in north Florida during the 2014 Fall Native Plant Sale at Morningside Nature Center Saturday, Oct. 4, open to the general public from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. An exclusive member’s sale is Friday, Oct. 3, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., and is open to members of the Friends of Nature Parks (FNP) and Paynes Prairie chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS) only. Memberships are available at the gate. Cash, checks and credit/debit cards accepted at the sale.

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