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Posted by: Rawson, Laura
4/1/2014

Jest Fest!, a free, fun, family-friendly event produced by the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department returns this April with a great lineup of international stars. In its inaugural season last year, thousands of captive audience members, innocent bystanders, gawkers and curious on-lookers were stricken with contagious, uncontrollable laughter caught from the antics of an impressive assembly of some of the world’s finest cirque and comedy/variety acts.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
3/20/2014

Spring is here and now is a great time to plant with natives, which are adapted to drought and the heat of summer. Take advantage of the largest offering of native plants in north Florida during the 2014 Spring Native Plant Sale, at Morningside Nature Center, which is located at 3540 E. University Ave. on the Native Plant Sale is open to the general public Saturday, April 5 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. An exclusive member's only sale is Friday, April 4 from 4:30-6:30 p.m., and is open to members of the Friends of Nature Parks (FNP) and the Paynes Prairie chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS) only. Memberships are available at the gate. Cash, checks and debit/credit cards are accepted. The sale is hosted cooperatively by the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, the Friends of Nature Parks and the Paynes Prairie chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
1/8/2014

The City of Gainesville Planning and Development Services Department; the City Beautification Board; Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department and the Four Seasons Garden Club invite the media and the public to the free Florida Arbor Day 2014 celebration. It will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16 at the Depot Building, which is located at 201 SE Depot Ave., in Gainesville, Fla.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
12/17/2013
The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department will host Downtown Countdown, a New Year’s Eve celebration concert, at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza. Headlining the concert is the Beatles tribute band, The Impostors, a six-piece group comprised of some of the area’s most popular musicians. Band members include Mike Boulware (guitar/vocals), Don David (guitar/vocals), Michael Derry (guitar/vocals), Ron Thomas (bass guitar/vocals) Brad Bangstad (keyboards) and Rob Rothschild (drums). Sitting in for Rothschild on the drums will be Larry Thompson. The Impostors were hatched by keyboardist Mark Loveland and guitarist Michael Derry in 1984. That year, they formed a 14-piece band that played a two-show night at the Thomas Center to a rave response. At that concert, Ron Thomas joined the cofounders with 11 other musicians. Don David joined in 1985, Mike Boulware joined in the early ’90s, Rob Rothschild joined shortly after and the newest member, Brad Bandstad, joined this year. The Impostors play a full range of Beatles’ music from the popular hits of the early heydays, through the experimental era of “Revolver” and “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” to the final rooftop appearance and “Abbey Road.”
Posted by: SuperUser Account
9/19/2013