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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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The City of Gainesville Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (AHAC) is holding the third in a series of meetings to discuss and gather public input regarding the development of the Incentives and Recommendations Report (IRR) on Tuesday, May 14, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Gainesville Technology Entrepreneurship Center (GTEC), located at 2153 SE Hawthorne Rd.

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The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department announces the highly anticipated 2019 “Free Fridays” season concert schedule. The public is invited to join us for our annual series of free, family-friendly concerts at the Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville.

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As part of the Nature Operation Division’s routine land management practices, a prescribed burn is scheduled for today, weather and site conditions permitting, at Morningside Nature Center, 3540 E. University Ave., beginning at 10 a.m. and ending before 5 p.m. This is an ecological fuel reduction burn, which will be conducted with support from the Florida Forest Service. All public access to the park and living history farm will be prohibited during the burn.

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The City of Gainesville has announced a limited amount of free scholarships for summer camp. Registration for elementary and middle school summer camps opens Monday, April 22, but there is a deadline to enter the scholarship lottery. Applications for the free tuition to summer camp will be accepted until Thursday, April 18 at 5 p.m. The Gainesville Arts and Parks Foundation will provide funding for free summer camp tuition at each site for those who qualify. Due to high demand and donation limits, there are a limited amount of spaces available for free tuition and in order to ensure equal distribution and fairness, those applications will be chosen by lottery. The non-resident fee is not subject to scholarship and certain guidelines apply.

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The City of Gainesville has partnered with UF/IFAS to test the effectiveness of using organic compost as a turfgrass management alternative on the Fred Cone Park multipurpose field.

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The Gainesville City Commission is seeking applications for the newly-established Charter Review Commission. All registered voters within the City of Gainesville are eligible to apply. To apply, please click here.

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