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Gainesville residents are invited to attend a meet and greet with finalists for Gainesville’s city manager position. The session is set for 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 25 in the Gainesville Regional Utilities Multipurpose Room, 301 SE Fourth Ave. The event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be provided.

The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department are hosting The Beatles tribute band, The Impostors, at the “Free Fridays” Concert Series Friday, Sept. 20.

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The City of Gainesville Public Recreation and Parks Board received a written request from Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. requesting that Tumblin Creek Park, located at 600 SW Depot Ave., be renamed in recognition of Ms. Cora Roberson. The board will host a formal public hearing and discussion at its next regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 5:30 p.m. in the Thomas Center Building A, Room 105, 302 NE Sixth Ave. The advisory board may then take action regarding the request during a subsequent meeting. Policy requires that the city issue public notice of any renaming request. Residents are encouraged to attend the public meeting and participate in the naming process.

Morningbell is Gainesville's own melodic, multi-layered, psychedelic rock quartet. The band has rooted themselves as a well-established tradition in the Florida music scene and beyond. They return to “Free Fridays” at Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville Friday, Sept. 13 from 8-10 p.m. Morningbell has been critically-acclaimed and featured at Bonnaroo, MTV's The Real World Sydney, Blender Magazine, Pitchfork Media, The Washington Post and Americana UK.

The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department and the Wild Spaces & Public Places program invite you to participate in a community meeting Tuesday, Sept. 10 from 6-7:30 p.m. to discuss the proposed design for the Clarence R. Kelly Community Center, located at 1701 NE Eighth Ave.

The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department presents the Nancy Luca Band with Anna Marie as part of the “Free Fridays” Concert Series Friday, Sept. 6 from 8-10 p.m. at the Bo Diddley Plaza. The public is invited to bring their blankets and lawn chairs to our beautiful downtown amphitheater, and enjoy this free concert under the stars.

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In observance of the Labor Day holiday, city offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 2.

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The City of Gainesville is notifying residents that residential neighborhood parking decals/permits will be available for purchase online beginning Monday, August 19. Residents in the Controlled Vehicular Parking Zones will be able to purchase decals/permits online at by clicking on the “online services” tab and navigating to the "parking decals" link.

The Progressive Rock Experience pays tribute to ‘70s progressive rock at Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville Friday, Aug. 30 from 8-10 p.m.

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Applications are now being accepted for the newly forming Gainesville Community Reinvestment Area (GCRA) Citizen Advisory Board. The board will serve in an advisory capacity to the City Commission on matters of community redevelopment with the GCRA. The first meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 5:30 p.m. at GTEC, located at 2153 SE Hawthorne Rd.

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