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Posted by: Katharine Forbes
3/30/2016
Join a tradition of artistic excellence by submitting an artist application for the 35th Annual Downtown Festival & Art Show. Recognized as one of the top fine art shows in the country, the festival is sponsored by the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department. On Saturday, Nov. 5 and Sunday, Nov. 6, more than 240 artists will display original oils and acrylics, vibrant watercolors, captivating sculptures, dazzling jewelry, decorative ceramics and vivid photography in historic downtown Gainesville. They will compete for $22,000 in cash prizes and purchase awards. Applications for the Downtown Festival & Art Show are available upon request at 352-393-8536 or online at http://www.gvlculturalaffairs.org. The application deadline is Thursday, May 5, 2016.
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
3/30/2016
The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is excited to announce the 2016 Gainesville Biathlon Challenge race schedule. If you want to test your athletic ability or set a new goal, this annual series of races is a fun and affordable choice!
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
3/24/2016
The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, in cooperation with Shakerag Culture Center, Inc., is pleased to announce the upcoming Jewel Box Concert at the Historic Thomas Center, Thursday, March 31 at 7 p.m. featuring HuDost, a neo-folk world rock ensemble, and specials guests Christie Lenée and George Tortorelli. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the concert starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are available online before the event for $18 (credit cards only) at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2498507, or are $20 at the door the day of the show (cash or check only).
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
3/24/2016
As part of the City of Gainesville, Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, Nature Operation’s routine land management practices, a prescribed burn is scheduled for today, weather and site conditions permitting, at Morningside Nature Center, 3540 East University Avenue, beginning at 10:00 AM and ending before 5:00 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.
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
3/23/2016
As part of the City of Gainesville, Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, Nature Operation’s routine land management practices, a prescribed burn is scheduled for today, weather and site conditions permitting, at Morningside Nature Center, 3540 East University Avenue, beginning at 10:00 AM and ending before 5:00 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.
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
3/17/2016
Surely you jest? No, it's true! Jest Fest!, a free, fun, family-friendly event produced by the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, returns this spring Sunday, April 10 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Historic Thomas Center and Gardens. Now in its fourth season, Jest Fest! features a stellar lineup of international stars, performing some of the world's greatest comedy/variety and circus acts on four stages. There are even more roving entertainers, food and merchandise vendors and kids' activities located throughout the gardens.
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
3/14/2016
The Thomas Center Galleries announce an evening of art, poetry, music and dance to honor the artists and poets of Stroke of Brilliance: An Exhibition of Literary & Visual Art, on view in the Historic Thomas Center’s Main Gallery from Thursday, March 24 to Saturday, May 14. The opening reception for Stroke of Brilliance will take place Thursday, March 24, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
3/14/2016
Join us at Morningside Nature Center’s Living History Farm for an Old Florida Seed and Story Swap Saturday, March 26 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., presented by the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, in partnership with Forage Farm. This free event focuses on the preservation of our precious agricultural heritage and diversifying your own garden by bringing your seeds to swap with others in our gardening community. Please, no live plants, seeds older than five years or seeds from invasive exotics.
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
3/10/2016
The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is pleased to announce a new series of monthly volunteer workdays as a part of the Gainesville Greenway Challenge to restore our nature parks. The volunteer workdays will take place on the first Saturday of every month. Groups and individuals of all ages are encouraged to attend as many as they like, and those working the most hours annually will be recognized at the 3rd Annual Great Invader Raider Rally celebration held on January 28, 2017.
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
3/10/2016

On Friday, March 11, water at Albert "Ray" Massey (Westside) Park will be turned off at approximately 8:00 am to replace a water meter. This includes the park, buildings and courts. The work is expected to take 8 hours. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

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