Cinema Verde Anniversary Party at Rum 138!

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“24 Hours of Climate Reality” Gainesville Watch Party

The Climate Reality Project Gainesville Chapter is organizing a Kickoff Watch Party, Monday, December 4th , for the seventh-annual, broadcast of the 24 Hours of Reality, a 24-hour event focusing on the climate crisis  and its solutions hosted by former US Vice President and Climate Reality Founder and Chairman Al Gore.

There will also be local […]

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Award-Winning Filmmakers Submit New Films to Cinema Verde 2018

Acclaimed director Scott E. Schimmel and Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker Mark Kitchell have submitted new films to Cinema Verde’s 9th Annual International Environmental Film & Arts Festival. Cinema Verde has not only screened their work in previous years, these filmmakers have personally attended the festival.
Scott E. Schimmel (left) at Cinema Verde’s 2017 International Environmental Film […]

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Support Us on Black Friday!

Support us when you shop on Black Friday. Go to and Amazon donates to Gainesville Environmental Film and Arts Festival.

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The Longest Table at Depot Park

Come to the City of Gainesville’s annual Longest Table event at Depot Park (200SE Depot Avenue) on Dec. 2 from 2-4 pm. This event is free, but you’ll need to reserve your space in advance if interested in attending. Enjoy a meal and engage with your community!


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English Partner Program Dinner at the Mennonite Meeting House

Come meet the volunteers and participants of Welcoming Gainesville and Alachua Co.’s English Partner Program and enjoy a meal catered by Zeezeenia Kitchen & Market on Sunday, Dec. 3 at the Mennonite Meeting House (1236 NW 18th Avenue). This dinner is free and open to the public, but please RSVP to ensure there is enough food for all.

Interested […]

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“Welcoming Humans of Gainesville” Artwalk Photo Exhibit at Third House Books & Coffee


Join photographer Renée Hoffinger and Welcoming Gainesville & Alachua Co. for the Dec. 1 Artwalk Gainesville from 7-10 pm at Third House Books & Coffee (113 N. Main Street). Renée will showcase photos from her “Immigrants of Gainesville” series, which highlights the stories of our immigrant neighbors and friends.

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available. […]

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Immigrant Heritage Dinner at Holy Faith Catholic Church


Join Welcoming Gainesville and Alachua Co. for an immigrant heritage dinner with music by Elio Piedra & Latin Sound Machine, a special Artwalk photo exhibit at Third House Books & Coffee, and our English Partner Program dinner catered by Zeezeenia Kitchen & Market! Bring a dish to share!

Friday, Nov. 24 from 7-10 pm at Holy Faith Catholic […]

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Gainesville Greenway Challenge

Join Greenway Challenge and help pull invasive Caesar’s Weed and Coral Ardisia at this week’s Give Back Thursday!

Starts at 9:00 am.

For more information, go to:


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Cinema Verde 9th Year Anniversary Party

Come to Cinema Verde’s 9th anniversary celebration! There will be a water party/picnic on Santa Fe River followed by cocktails and a film screening at the art gallery. Located near Rum Island.


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Green Drinks at Swamphead Brewery

Green Drinks is happy to partner with Cinema Verde International Environmental Film and Arts Festival!

Green Drinks creates an environment to network with individuals who are passionate about taking care of our planet while also enjoying drinks during happy hour. Cinema Verde’s mission is to provide environmental education to the public through film, arts, workshops, events, […]

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How the Soil and Water Conservation District Works

The elected body serves as an advisory council to USDA and others.
Source: The Gainesville Sun

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Alachua County Talks – Solar Cooperative

The program focuses on the League’s partnership with the non-profit organization FL SUN to form the Alachua County Solar Co-Op, with the goal of making it easier to save money on the purchase of solar panels, while building a community of local solar supporters.
Source: Alachua County Talks – Solar Cooperative

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“Lost Springs” Film Screening and Panel Discussion

“Lost Springs” Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Friday, June 23, 2017 at 6:00pm and FREE!
Matheson Museum 513 E University Avenue Gainesville, FL 32601

Matt Keene’s new documentary, “Lost Springs,” chronicles the Ocklawaha River’s hidden springs that return to life every three to five years when there is a drawdown at Rodman Reservoir, which–along with the George Kirkpatrick […]

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Help Keep Alachua County Beautiful

Keep Alachua County Beautiful needs volunteers for the Great American Cleanup. Together with our fellow Keep America Beautiful Affiliates in other cities and states, we will engage community volunteers in a half day of picking up litter, renewing parks, planting trees and flowers, beautifying neighborhoods, and removing debris from waterways. Your organization can make a […]

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8th Annual Cinema Verde Environmental Film Festival Feb. 9-12

Contact: Trish Riley
Cell phone: 352.327.3560
Cinema Verde International Environmental Film and Arts Festival will be held February 9-12 at the historic Hippodrome in downtown Gainesville, Florida. The eighth annual festival will feature 45 films from all over the world […]

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Potluck, Awards, and BOBO Auction

December 1st, 2016 – 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Annual Awards Potluck Dinner
and Buy One Bring One Auction

Plus, a brief but important PSA from Alachua County
Commissioner Mike Byerly on Upcoming Stormwater Issues

Bring a dish to share, wine or beer if you wish, and your own eating and drinking utensils.  We will supply non-alcoholic drinks and desserts. This year, […]

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Nov 10-19 Come Hear Veterans Tell Their Stories

Telling: Gainesville

Five veterans come together to tell their stories and openly discuss what it means to have served their country and to now live as veterans in the USA.

With first hand accounts of a soldier’s life in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan, in-depth insights into the difficulties of returning home, and a post-show discussion, this project […]

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Tour the UF Architecture Archives with Gainesville Modern!

Tour the UF Architecture Archives!

Sunday November 6th
UF Library East, next to Smathers Library
Gainesville Modern and Docomomo-Florida invite you to tour the University of Florida Architecture Archives that now houses a Gainesville Modern collection. Participants will have the opportunity to view drawings and other materials on local residences and buildings by Alfred Browning Parker, William Morgan, […]

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Meet the Filmmaker July 6!!!!

Green Drinks Meets Cinema Verde

Hello, Friends
Happy Summer! At our May meeting many members said they’d be traveling over the summer, so we agreed to pause with our monthly screenings for a few months, so we have NOT planned a Green Drinks meeting for June… then along came a film we just can’t pass up, so: […]

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