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Come out and celebrate this New Year’s Eve in downtown Gainesville, Florida. The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is expanding your downtown New Year’s Eve experience with a grand celebration in three locations. All are free and open to the public, so there is something for everyone this year!

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, in cooperation with Shake Rag Cultural Center, Inc., is pleased to once again welcome The Currys to the next Jewel Box Concert at the Thomas Center on Tuesday, Dec. 19.  The Currys’ show will feature a unique mix of originals, along with special renditions holiday favorites.  Doors open at 6 p.m., and the concert begins at 7 p.m. General admission is $20, and VIP seating is $30 at the door. Seating is limited. and tickets may be purchased in advance online at www.evansmediasource.com

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
12/11/2017

City of Gainesville officials anticipate that severe weather conditions, including temperatures below 45 degrees Fahrenheit during evening hours, will occur Tuesday, Dec. 12-Wednesday, Dec. 13. The anticipated temperatures will lead to the activation of the city's Cold Night Shelter (CNS) Program, and it is expected to remain in effect until overnight low temperatures rise above 45 F. The CNS program normally runs from Nov. 1 through March 31.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
12/7/2017

The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) is providing an opportunity for interested residents to give their feedback on future plans for the Clarence R. Kelly Community Center (Blue Center) and Park, which is located at 1700 NE Eighth Ave. and Duval Park, located at 520 NE 21st St. in Gainesville.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
12/7/2017

The City of Gainesville is pleased to announce the appointment of Omichele Gainey to the position of Clerk of the Commission. Gainey succeeds former Clerk of the Commission Kurt Lannon in the position, who retired earlier this month after serving the city for 24 years.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
12/7/2017

City of Gainesville employees and supporters of Gainesville's Little Ones (GLO) will provide approximately 19 needy families with toys, clothing and food this holiday season. Thanks to the time and dedication of the city employees and their families and friends, GLO has assisted nearly 1,000 disadvantaged families over the past 39 years.

Come be swept away with medieval magic by volunteering at the 32nd Annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire. Step back in time at the Alachua County Fairgrounds Saturday, Jan. 27, Sunday, Jan. 28 and Friday, Feb. 2 through Sunday, Feb. 4. Become a part of Gainesville’s rich tradition of community service, while enjoying one of the area’s most highly anticipated events.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
12/6/2017

The Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) is gearing up for its fourth annual Great Invader Raider Rally Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018.  Formerly known as the Great Air Potato Round-Up, the rally continues a tradition that began more than 16 years ago as a community-wide day of service where volunteers of all ages work to remove non-native, invasive plants from Gainesville’s natural areas.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
12/6/2017

City of Gainesville officials anticipate that severe weather conditions, including temperatures below 45 degrees Fahrenheit during evening hours, will occur Thursday, Dec. 7-Monday, Dec. 11. The anticipated temperatures will lead to the activation of the city's Cold Night Shelter (CNS) Program, and it is expected to remain in effect until overnight low temperatures rise above 45 F. The CNS program normally runs from Nov. 1 through March 31.

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