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The 23rd Annual Family Literacy Festival is presented by The Gainesville Sun and the Alachua County Literacy Network. The purpose of the festival is to raise awareness about literacy and to reward students for their participation in the Million Minutes of Reading, a program that encourages elementary and middle school students to read. Special Guests: […]

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…meets in more than 700 cities around the world…Green Drinks Gainesville is a networking opportunity for those interested in sustainability.  JOIN US THE FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH at different locations in town to showcase sustainable businesses and to connect those who are engaged in creating a healthy future for our community and the planet. […]

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One of the largest university-affiliated art museums in the United States, the Harn Museum has an 86,800-square-foot facility, which includes 32,800 square feet of exhibition space, a 250-seat auditorium, study center, museum store, café, spacious areas for art storage and staff offices for work and research. In 2009, the museum broke ground on a new […]

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High Springs author Ellis Amburn will sign copies of his latest book, Jack: The Great Seducer, a biography of actor Jack Nicholson, at Books-a-Million Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1 – 3 p.m. Hear this writing veteran share stories of his work in the New York City publishing industry at the bookstore, 2601 NW 13th St. Free. […]

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Enjoy Miss Wilma’s Storybook hour every Thursday. Parents and preschoolers welcome! When: Thursdays, 10:30 am Where: Georings Book Store, 1717 NW 1st Ave Cost: Free

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Free University Free University at the Civic Media Center offers free classes once a week in a variety of different subjects. This week’s class is in Addiction and Recovery. WHEN: July 2, at 7pm WHERE: Civic Media Center, 433 S. Main St. COST: Free (but donations to the CMC are greatly appreciated) Weekly Poetry Jam […]

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Studio Percussion is hosting the first annual “Right To Bear Arts” Festival on April 25 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist in Gainesville. Their goal is to create a coalition of local businesses that are involved with the arts so that the arts as a whole may grow and flourish in […]

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Thursday (April 9): Dr. Jared Diamond, a professor of geography at UCLA and a Pulitzer Prize winner, will discuss his new book, Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed. In “Collapse”, Diamond argues that environmental problems often cause ancient and modern societies — from the Vikings in Greenland to Rwanda — to fall apart. […]

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Thousands of kids from around the world wrote and illustrated their hopes for President Obama in a free e-book called “Dear Mr. President.” The book, organized by the National Education Association, will be sent in a hard copy to the White House for Obama to see later this year. Children from age 5 to 12 […]

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Today (Feb. 12): Lauren Groff, author of “Delicate Edible Birds,” and Jami Attenberg, author of “Kept Man,” will read their works at 8 p.m. tonight at Goerings Bookstore. Listen to short stories about mid-century American women and a novel about a wife in Brooklyn coming to terms with love and loss because of her husband’s […]

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