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On Saturday, Dec. 1, the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is hosting its annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration at the Historic Thomas Center (302 NE Sixth Ave.). Gainesville Mayor Lauren Poe will be on hand to welcome citizens, and call for the giant tree to be lit. The free program runs from 6–8 p.m., and light refreshments will be served.
With the popular 352walls/Gainesville Urban Art Project entering its fourth year, the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department announces its next mural, to be created by renowned international urban artist Joshua Santos Rivera, known as Bik Ismo. Born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico in 1981, Bik Ismo has worked as a graffiti artist for the last 22 years.
Gainesville will transform into a masterful blend of art, music and entertainment during the 37th Annual Downtown Festival & Art Show, one of the nation’s premier outdoor fine arts festivals. Presented by the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA), the festival draws a crowd of more than 80,000 visitors each year. On Saturday, Dec. 1 and Sunday, Dec. 2 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., visitors can meet the exhibiting artists, enjoy live music and sample international cuisine.
Enrich your Thanksgiving holidays with merriment among the piney woods of Morningside Nature Center at the annual Cane Boil & FiddleFest!
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: From Sunday, November 11 through Sunday, November 25, Northeast Pool will be CLOSED so that we can partially drain the pool and install a shallow-end bulkhead. This will give us the ability to add more short-course lap lanes. During this pool closure, H. Spurgeon Cherry (Westside) Pool on 1001 NW 31st Drive, will be open. Thank you for your patience! 

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The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) and Evergreen Cemetery Association of Gainesville, Inc. are pleased to announce a special Veterans Day ceremony at Historic Evergreen Cemetery on Monday, Nov. 12 at 11 a.m. Commemorated at the event will be the 100th Anniversary of the end of WWI. The 162-year-old cemetery is the final resting place of American Veterans who served in every conflict from the Second Seminole War in 1835 through the First Gulf War in 1990 and is located at 401 SE 21st Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32641.
The A. Quinn Jones Museum and Cultural Center (1108 NW 7th Avenue) announces the opening of the third installment of the "Black Educators: Florida's Secret Social Justice Advocates 1920-1960 exhibit on November 2, 2018.

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