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The Gainesville community is invited to attend the Barbara Higgins Park Dedication Ceremony, held Saturday, June 8 at 11 a.m. The park is located at 1352 SE Second St. The dedication is made possible through the support of the Neighborhood Housing & Development Corporation, Lowe’s Home Improvement, the Wild Spaces & Public Places Program, the Springhill Church and the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department.

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The City of Gainesville has developed a Proposed Annual Action Plan (AAP) that describes how it plans to use annual funding from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  In order to encourage community participation in the review of the AAP, and ongoing identification of community needs, meetings will be held in each of the four City Commission Districts, as follows:

  • Monday, June 3 at 6 p.m.: Thelma Boltin Center (516 NE Second  Ave.)
  • Tuesday, June 4 at 6 p.m.: Senior Recreation Center (5701 NW 34th  Blvd.)
  • Wednesday, June 5 at 6 p.m.: Millhopper Branch Library (3145 NW 43rd St.)
  • Thursday, June 6 at 6 p.m.: Gainesville Technology Entrepreneurship Center (2153 SE Hawthorne Rd.)
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Mick Marino, Mark Miale, Tony McMahon and Friends play a tribute to the music of Stephen Stills at the “Free Fridays” Concert Series at Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville Friday, May 31 from 8-10 p.m.

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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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