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Posted by: Weaver, Ludovica
11/20/2017
Dwight H. Hunter "Northeast" Pool: Due to water system issues the pool will be closed for today.
Posted by: Weaver, Ludovica
10/26/2017
Dwight H. Hunter (Northeast) Pool is closed until 3 pm today.
Posted by: Weaver, Ludovica
10/16/2017
The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA) is happy to announce the installation of improved shade sail structures for Cofrin Nature Park’s playground. Cofrin Nature Park is located at 4810 NW Eighth Ave. The new shade sails will be larger than the old shade sails and will provide additional coverage from the sun. The entire play area will be closed during construction but the park itself will remain open. Construction begins October 16 and is estimated to be completed by October 27th.
Posted by: Weaver, Ludovica
10/11/2017
It’s a doggone fun time at the H. Spurgeon Cherry (Westside) Pool from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. for the Drool and Ghoul Howl-O-Ween Costume Contest and Pool Party. Admission is $5 per dog; people are free. This is the one day of the year that your canine pal can enjoy dogs-only swimming and fun activities all around the pool deck. A costume contest will take place at 12 p.m. with prizes in several categories. This year features prize baskets donated by Newberry Animal Hospital. Event information may be viewed at http://tinyurl.com/DroolGhoul.
Posted by: Weaver, Ludovica
10/2/2017
The 36th Annual Downtown Festival & Art Show is proud to present this year’s poster and T-shirt image by Gainesville artist Alyne Harris. Harris was born in Gainesville, Florida in 1942, where she has been a resident her entire life. She is recognized as a significant self-taught, southern artist. Her art has been included in numerous outsider art exhibitions and in publications such as “Souls Grown Deep” (William Arnett) and “Extraordinary Interpretations” (Gary Monroe). Since childhood, Harris has spent all her spare time drawing and painting, sometimes from her experiences and sometimes from her imagination. A prolific painter working primarily in acrylics on board, her subjects range from spiritual to narrative to nature. She says, “Beauty is different for everyone.”
Posted by: Weaver, Ludovica
10/2/2017
Join us at Morningside Nature Center’s Living History Farm for the Fall Old Florida Seed and Story Swap Saturday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., presented by the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, in partnership with Forage Farm. Help us preserve our precious agricultural heritage and diversify your own garden by bringing your seeds to swap with others in our gardening community. No live plants, seeds older than five years or seeds from invasive exotics, please! No seeds to swap? No problem! Come on down and join us for an old-fashioned storytelling session; swap your garden and farm tales with fellow gardeners.
Posted by: Weaver, Ludovica
9/13/2017
The Thomas Center Galleries, in conjunction with the Friends of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Farm, announce a weekend of activities as part of the “Year of Cross Creek,” which commemorates the 75th anniversary of the publication of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings’ Cross Creek and Cross Creek Cookery. The Sept. 15 through Sept. 17 weekend of free activities includes an evening of social dance, an afternoon of fun and folksy entertainment and a concert inspired by Rawlings’ work. All three events will feature the music of virtuoso mandolin player Sam Bartlett and violin player and vocalist Eden MacAdam-Somer.
Posted by: Weaver, Ludovica
9/7/2017
Please note: Due to extenuating circumstances pertaining the approach of Hurricane Irma The Thomas Center Galleries will be closed Saturday, Sept. 9. Please check https://www.facebook.com/GainesvilleFL/ for updates. Stay safe!
Posted by: Weaver, Ludovica
9/7/2017
This week’s “Free Fridays” Concert, which was scheduled for Sept. 8, featuring The Duppies has been cancelled concert due to extenuating circumstances pertaining the approach of Hurricane Irma. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Posted by: Weaver, Ludovica
7/12/2017
The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA), as the local arts agency for Alachua County, has announced that Gainesville and Alachua County’s nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $104.5 million in annual economic activity - supporting 2,847 full-time equivalent jobs and generating $9.1 million in local and state government revenues, according to the Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 national economic impact study. PRCA served as Alachua County’s coordinator of the Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 study, the most comprehensive economic impact study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry ever conducted in the United States.
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