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Posted by: Rawson, Laura
9/19/2018

The Housing & Community Development Division (HCD) is hosting a public meeting Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Eastside Recreation Center (2841 E. University Ave.) to solicit input on the 2018-2022 Five Year Consolidated Plan and 2018-2019 Annual Action Plan. The Consolidated Plan is a five-year plan that states how the City of Gainesville will spend Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds will be allocated. The Housing and Community Development Division will host three public workshops to ask residents how they would like to see the CDBG and HOME money spent to improve eligible neighborhoods and provide critical community services to eligible residents.

The Galleries at the Historic Thomas Center are pleased to announce the new RockPaperScissors - Playing with Material Change exhibition, which will run Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 – Friday, Jan. 4, 2019. An opening reception will take place Friday, Sept. 28 from 7–9 p.m. during Artwalk Gainesville. The event includes a musical performance by blues and soul band The Ramblin’ Mutts.

Michael Claytor & His Friends will play at the “Free Fridays” Concert Series Friday, Sept. 21 at Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
9/14/2018

Take advantage of a wide offering of native north Florida plants during the 2018 Fall Native Plant Sale. Native plants are adapted to drought and the heat, which helps reduce water consumption from irrigation, require less upkeep and help save money. The Fall Native Plant Sale is at Morningside Nature Center Saturday, Sept. 29 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and is open to the public.

The Native Plant Sale features beautiful native shrubs, trees, wildflowers, ferns, grasses and vines grown at area nurseries. Vendors are members of the Florida Native Plant Society, and certify that plants are nursery-propagated and grown. Get expert advice - bring pictures or drawings of your yard; members of the Florida Native Plant Society are available to help!

An exclusive members' only sale is Friday, Sept. 28 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. for members of the Friends of Nature Parks (FNP) and the Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS). It’s easy to join in person or online, and memberships are available at the gate. To join the Friends of Nature Parks, please visit www.friendsofnatureparks.org. To join the Florida Native Plant Society, please visit their website at http://paynesprairie.fnpschapters.org/. Cash, checks and debit/credit cards are accepted.

During the sale, join us for these three free, guided walks, all starting from the pavilion. Please wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring water and any field guides you would like to use.

  • Wildflower Walk at 9 a.m.:  Led by Susan Carr, the Conservation Coordinator at North Florida Land Trust. We will explore the beautiful offering of wildflowers in the park.

  • Spider Walk at 10 a.m.: Led by John Reiskind, Emeritus Biology Professor at the University of Florida. He will introduce you to a lot of friendly faces.

  • Wildflower Walk at 11:30 a.m:. Led by members of Florida Native Plant Society.

The Native Plant Sale is hosted cooperatively by the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, the Friends of Nature Parks and Paynes Prairie chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society.

Stay up to date on vendors and other event information at www.facebook.com/CityofGainesvilleNature .

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, in cooperation with Shake Rag Cultural Center, Inc., once again welcomes Americana singer/songwriter Verlon Thompson to the next Jewel Box Concert at the Thomas Center on Friday, Sept. 21.

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is hosting The Beatles tribute band, The Impostors, at the “Free Fridays” Concert Series Friday, Sept. 14.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
9/5/2018
The Gainesville Office of Equal Opportunity is hosting two town hall style meetings as follow ups to “Understanding Inequity in Alachua County Study,” the racial disparity report that was released approximately eight months ago. We hope you can join the Gainesville community Sept. 15 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. for the continuation of this important discussion!
Posted by: Rawson, Laura
9/5/2018

Mark your calendars! The 2018 Gainesville Job Fair returns Tuesday, Sept. 11 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Multipurpose Center (1028 NE 14th St.).

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
9/4/2018

The City of Gainesville is launching a mobile-friendly, web-based platform called serveGNV to connect local nonprofits and other agencies in the area to local volunteers. The service launched in August, and registration is free.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
9/3/2018

The Shambles perform at “Free Fridays” Concert Series Friday, Sept. 7 from 8-10 p.m. at the Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville.

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