April 2014 Gainesville Iguana

april iguana coverCan’t get into town for the print Iguana? Or did you make it to the box a little late this month?

Well, don’t worry! We have the whole April 2014 issue here for your perusal.

April 2014 Gainesville Iguana Community Calendar

Check out our near-comprehensive calendar for Gainesville and surrounding areas here: April 2014 calendar.

Want to submit an event to the Iguana Community Calendar? Email gainesvilleiguana@cox.net.

March 2014 Gainesville Iguana

march iguana coverCan’t get into town for the print Iguana? Or did you make it to the box a little late this month?

Well, don’t worry! We have the whole March 2014 issue here for your perusal.

January/February 2014 Gainesville Community Calendar

Check out our near-comprehensive calendar for Gainesville and surrounding areas here: January/February 2014 Iguana Community Calendar.

Want to submit an event to the Iguana Community Calendar? Email gainesvilleiguana@cox.net.

January/February 2014 Gainesville Iguana

january-february-coverCan’t get into town for the print Iguana? Or did you make it to the box a little late this month?

Well, don’t worry! We have the whole January/February 2014 issue here for your perusal.

November/December 2013 Gainesville Iguana

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Well, don’t worry! We have the whole November/December 2013  issue here for your perusal.

The Civic Media Center at 20, Why It Matters

by Joe Courter

What started as an audacious idea, to open a storefront to promote non-corporate media, is about to pass a 20-year mark as an ever-growing counter-culture oasis in downtown Gainesville. If you are reading this, you might be one of its supporters, perhaps aware of the CMC for the whole run, or perhaps you weren’t born yet when the run started. It’s been that long.

The CMC has touched countless lives— attendees at events the CMC created, volunteers who gained experience, musicians who were provided a place to play when starting out, people who checked out a book or DVD they might not have run into otherwise, even people who through the CMC met another person who changed their life, or even became a life partner. And definitely life-long friends have been created, and advances in peoples’ knowledge and understanding of the world we live in as well.

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Cinema Verde and Green Drinks Unite

Green Drinks is a networking opportunity for anyone interested in learning about environmental issues and sharing news about sustainable businesses and initiatives.

Cinema Verde is an annual environmental film festival held in February (Feb. 13–16, 2014). Now the two have come together to provide the monthly networking followed by an environmental film and discussion.

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Voices from Poetry Jam: Oct. 19

by the Civic Media Center

The Civic Media Center will host a night of local and regional artists reading and performing original works of poetry, spoken word, and short prose on Saturday, Oct. 19, beginning at 8 p.m.

The event is organized in honor of the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Center and its long-running weekly open reading, The Thursday Night Poetry Jam. The Poetry Jam is the longest-running open poetry reading in Gainesville, and one of the longest-lived independent, grassroots poetry-oriented event series in the U.S.

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Plum Creek’s “Envision Alachua” Out of Focus

by Whitey Markle, Conservation Chair of the Suwannee-St. Johns Sierra Club

Plum Creek Land Development Corporation has been in the process of testing the feasibility of developing a massive portion of Eastern Alachua County. By inviting key persons into this process, they have begun to develop a master plan, similar to the already-existing Alachua County Comprehensive Plan. Politicians, Plum Creek administrators and personnel, businesspeople, investors, educators, state and local government agency representatives, plus a plethora of interested organizations have been gathered over the last couple of years into what the corporation’s public relations specialists are calling the “Envision Alachua” process.

From the publicity that has come out of these charettes, very few definitive details have surfaced. An uninformed reader would probably conclude that the objectives of Plum Creek Corporation and the rosy plans they are espousing are harmless and probably healthy for the future of the county.

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