Category: Community Focus

Beat Week fundraising challenge runs Oct. 21-28

Join UF’s Beat Week fundraising challenge against the Georgia Bulldogs to see which school can bring in the most gifts.


Celebrate Halloween with upcoming local events

Get into the spooky spirit of Halloween with these upcoming events, and read on for tips and strategies to have a fun and safe Halloween.


Join the Scientist in Every Florida School program

The program invites UF scientists to join the database for virtual and in-person K-12 classroom visits.


Partnership for Strong Families in need of foster parents

With over 900 children in foster care in North Central Florida and only 120 traditional foster homes, Partnership for Strong Families is in critical need of foster parents.


Diaper drive for the Early Learning Coalition

To assist the Early Learning Coalition of Alachua County, the Greater Gainesville Chamber is hosting a diaper drive now through May 24.


USDOT awards Gainesville grant to redesign University Avenue

University Avenue will undergo a complete redesign thanks to an $8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.


Gainesville certified as an official “bee city”

Recently, the City of Gainesville was certified as an official Bee City USA®, joining cities and campuses throughout the country united to improve landscapes for pollinators.


Ring in the New Year with local fireworks

Sparks in the Park is back for another year at Depot Park to celebrate New Year’s Eve. The free event is open to the public and starts at 5 p.m. with a 20-minute fireworks show over the main pond starting at 6:30 p.m.

Following the fireworks show, head over to Bo Diddley Plaza for the Downtown Countdown from 9:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. to enjoy live music and entertainment.


Support seniors in need through the ElderCare Holiday Drive

Now through Dec. 2, you can participate in the ElderCare Holiday Drive by donating much needed items.


Get into the Halloween spirit

Get into the Halloween spirit with these upcoming events taking place at UF and in the Gainesville community.


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