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The Galleries at the Historic Thomas Center are pleased to announce the opening of A Walk in the Park, which will be on display in the Doris Bardon Gallery from Friday, May 31, 2019 – Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. A reception for the exhibition will take place Friday, May 31 from 7–9 p.m. during Artwalk Gainesville. The evening includes open waltzing in the Spanish Court with music by Stay Tuned. The event is free and open to the public. 

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In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, city offices will be closed Monday, May 27.

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The Bridget Kelly Band is playing at the “Free Fridays” Concert Series at the Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville Friday, May 24 from 8-10 p.m.

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The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department presents Gypsy jazz band Hot Club de Ville Friday, May 17 from 8-10 p.m. at Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville. The public is invited to bring their blankets and lawn chairs to our beautiful downtown amphitheater and enjoy this free concert under the stars.

The City Commission will hold a special meeting Thursday, May 16 at noon to officially swear-in Mayor Lauren Poe and Commissioner Adrian Hayes-Santos (district 4). Mayor Poe and Commissioner Hayes-Santos were both elected in March to serve a second term. In addition, the City Commission will elect a Mayor-Commissioner Pro Tem for the 2019-2020 term. Commissioner Hayes-Santos currently serves as Mayor-Commissioner Pro Tem.

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The City of Gainesville, in partnership with local mental health providers and community advocates, is hosting a Mental Health Symposium and Resource Fair Thursday, May 30 from 1-5 p.m., at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 100 NE First St.

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The band Crooked Counsel plays at the “Free Fridays” Concert Series at Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville Friday, May 10 from 8-10 p.m. Crooked Counsel has been part of the Gainesville music scene since 1994, and is known for its wide variety of high energy rock ‘n’ roll. Known for their diversity, the band plays a wide range of music from artists of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s.

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The City of Gainesville Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (AHAC) is holding the third in a series of meetings to discuss and gather public input regarding the development of the Incentives and Recommendations Report (IRR) on Tuesday, May 14, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Gainesville Technology Entrepreneurship Center (GTEC), located at 2153 SE Hawthorne Rd.

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The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department announces the highly anticipated 2019 “Free Fridays” season concert schedule. The public is invited to join us for our annual series of free, family-friendly concerts at the Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville.

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As part of the Nature Operation Division’s routine land management practices, a prescribed burn is scheduled for today, weather and site conditions permitting, at Morningside Nature Center, 3540 E. University Ave., beginning at 10 a.m. and ending before 5 p.m. This is an ecological fuel reduction burn, which will be conducted with support from the Florida Forest Service. All public access to the park and living history farm will be prohibited during the burn.

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