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Posted by: Rawson, Laura
7/15/2019

The band Other Voices and Friends will present California Dreaming, a tribute to the early Laurel County music scene on Friday, July 19 as part of the Free Fridays concert series. In the late ‘60s, some of the best musicians of their generation took up residence in Los Angeles’ Laurel Canyon, a mountainous neighborhood in the Hollywood Hills. California Dreaming plays tribute to some of those artists with covers of The Mamas and the Papas, The Byrds, The Monkees, Linda Ronstadt, and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
7/9/2019
Want a new career? Don't miss the bus! The Regional Transit System (RTS) is hosting a recruitment day Saturday, July 13 at RTS (34 SE 13th Rd.) from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Interviews and conditional job offers will be extended on site! Current openings include: transit operator trainee (starts at $13.25/hr., we train you for the CDL). For more info, visit www.go-rts.com.
Posted by: Rawson, Laura
7/8/2019

Join us Saturday, July 27 from 8-10 p.m., and watch as downtown Gainesville is transformed into a party atmosphere for an evening of non-stop dancing in front of the Hippodrome Theatre. Summer in the City is a free, family-friendly block party with DJ-spun music provided by Genius Entertainment. Revelers can enjoy refreshing snacks and non-alcoholic beverages for sale at food trucks onsite, and also visit downtown bars and restaurants, which will be serving full food and drink menus. The blocks of Southeast Second Place and Southwest First Street will be closed to traffic from 6-11 p.m. for this extravaganza.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
7/8/2019

A concert highlighting the music and significant events of 1969 will be performed at Free Fridays Friday, July 12. The show covers popular hits of 1969 such as "Bad Moon Rising," "Honkey Tonk Women," "Get Together," "This Magic Moment," "Put a Little Love in Your Heart," "Hooked on a Feeling," "Age of Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" and more.

The City of Gainesville invites the public to participate in a neighborhood workshop to discuss improvements for the Clarence R. Kelly Community Center on Monday, July 8 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Clarence R. Kelly Community Center (1701 NE Eighth Ave.). Design options will be on display for the public to view and discuss. Light refreshments will be provided. 

Click here to view a map of event parking. This project is funded with the Wild Spaces & Public Places half-cent sales tax. The WSPP sales tax, collected from January 2017 to December 2024, will continue to create, improve and maintain parks and recreational facilities, and acquire and improve environmentally-sensitive lands.
 
RSVPs are appreciated to allow us to arrange for seating and refreshments. To RSVP or for questions, please contact Sarit Sela at 352-393-8649 or selas@cityofgainesville.org.
Posted by: Rawson, Laura
7/2/2019

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 www.cityofgainesville.org by clicking on the “online services” tab and navigating to the "parking decals" link.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
7/1/2019

In observance of the Independence Day holiday, city offices will be closed Thursday, July 4.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
7/1/2019

Showtune Shenanigans performs at the “Free Fridays” special edition All-American Song Fest on Friday, June 5. This celebration of America’s birthday is held annually at “Free Fridays” on the first Friday in July.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
6/27/2019

Mosquito Control is holding a Tire Roundup Saturday, June 29 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Public Works Center (405 NW 39th Ave), in conjunction with National Mosquito Awareness Week June 23-29. At the event, city residents may bring up to six tires (removed from the rims) to the center for recycling.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
6/24/2019

Closing out the celebration of June as national African American Music Appreciation Month, “Free Fridays” hosts popular reggae band, De Lions of Jah, to play a concert Friday, June 28, at 8 p.m. The Jacksonville, Florida band has been dubbed “the best reggae band in Duval County.”

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