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Covid-19 Phase 3 JANUARY  2021 Hoggetowne Medieval Faire – Jan/Feb Virtual 2021 FEBRUARY  Gainesville Veg Fest (Gainesville) Battle of Olustee Reenactment (Olustee) Cinema Verde Film Festival (Gainesville) Heritage Day Festival (Brooksville) Florida Blue Grass Classic  (Brooksville) Heartwood Music Festival  (Heartwood)   MARCH Wild Game Feast…

‘Survival of the Slowest’ includes LIVE Animals

Come to the Florida Museum of Natural History to see how slow and steady wins the race in the “Survival of the Slowest” exhibit! See 16 different species of LIVE animals, including a sloth, iguana, tortoise and more! The exhibit will highlight the unique adaptations…

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Bacopa Literary Review 2021 Writing Contest, May 1-31st

The editors of Bacopa Literary Review, an international literary journal published by the Writers Alliance of Gainesville (WAG), will open their journal’s annual writing contest on Saturday, May 1st. The Writers Alliance brings writers from a variety of genres together locally to support and promote…

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352Creates: Create in Place

Join 352Creates to help demonstrate that creativity can engage and promote healthy communities. You are invited to be part of the Create in Place movement — the second Friday of every month. Make a craft, cook a meal, record a song or do whatever it…

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DUO PALOMA | Free Fridays

Ah, Paree! Free Fridays presents “A Night in Montmartre” on May 14 at 8 PM EDT. World-renowned musicians LONGINEU PARSONS (trumpet, guitar) and JOANNA SOBKOWSKA (piano) are DUO PALOMA in an exclusive Livestream virtual concert celebrating the music of Claude Debussy plus other French composers….


Eureka! When an idea evolves into an invention, that idea can change the world. But where do ideas come from? Draw, tinker, prototype, and play as you meet the inventors who transformed history, one idea at a time, and learn how big challenges inspire inventors…

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Swing Theory at One Love Cafe

Make a Plan to be at One Love every Third Saturday for Swing Theory!!!    Fresh Locally Sourced ingredients prepared in delicious Dishes, Craft Beer and Dancing!

Contra Dance for all ages

Come experience old-time dancing with the GODS — the Gainesville Oldtime Dance Society! Contra dancing is aerobic social dancing to live music. No experience is necessary. The dances are taught, walked through, and called. So there is no need to bring a partner, as everyone…

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Carillon Recital

The Sunday Afternoon Concert Series offers listeners the chance to hear the UF Carillon performed in a 50-minute recital. Programs are distributed at the south base of the tower and listeners are encouraged to find a location at least 100 feet from the tower for…

Florida Museum hosts ‘Museum in the Parks: Herpetology’ at Paynes Prairie May 17

Learn about Florida’s reptiles and amphibians by exploring collections, hiking and participating in socially distanced activities with Florida Museum of Natural History researchers at Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Monday, May 17. Participants will receive a personalized tour of…

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