Category: Community Focus

Interested in participating in a virtual primary election candidate forum?

The League of Women Voters of Alachua County and the Bob Graham Center for Public Service will host a virtual primary election candidate forum on Sunday, June 26, at 1:30 p.m.

City of Gainesville to host Freedom Fest

On Saturday, June 18, the City of Gainesville will host its first Freedom Fest in celebration of the time period of Emancipation Day to Juneteenth.

Explore Gainesville’s art scene

Experience the wealth of creativity the Gainesville community has to offer through Artwalk Gainesville.

Celebrate Earth Day

Join Alachua County, the City of Gainesville, UF, Santa Fe College and other organizations to celebrate Earth Day.

Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale

You won’t want to miss the Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale, which kicks off on April 23 and runs for five days.

More than 100,000 Florida students reached in free book program

The New Worlds Reading Initiative is a free book delivery program advancing literacy and a love of reading throughout the state.

Gainesville launches blueprint to become a certified welcoming city to immigrants

Gainesville recently became the first community in Florida to publicly launch a welcoming blueprint.

Library programs offer chances to learn and connect with others

Alachua County Library District branches are offering free, in-person programs for all ages.

Is your preschooler a budding foodie?

Hosted by the City of Gainesville, the Lil’ Cooking Club is a coed educational, preschool and culinary-arts program that provides interactive learning experiences for your preschooler.

Wondering what your kids will do this summer?

Youth summer camps are gradually making a comeback, with most planning to offer in-person programs this year. If you’re looking for the right camp for your school-age children, we invite you to explore our Summer Camps Directory that lists camps throughout the Alachua County area. A handful of camps scheduled around spring break are also listed.
Explore the Summer Camps Directory!

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