The Civic Media Center will mark the start of its 22nd year on Saturday, Oct. 17, with a fundraising (it just doesn’t stop!) event at one of the coolest and most community-friendly spaces in town, First Magnitude Brewing Company, 1220 SE Veitch St. It is one block east of S. Main and a block south of the Gainesville-Hawthorne bike trail, at the south edge of the soon to be Depot Park.
Our event will run from 5-8 pm, and includes dinner prepared from produce donated by various local farms including Frog Song Organics, Glades Ridge Dairy, Possum Hollow farm, Siembre Farm, and Farmer John as well as raffle and silent auction items from local supporters such as John Moran, Civilization, Crane Ramen, Whiskey House,Midnight, Frog Song Organics, North West Seafood and Loosey’s. Great beer will of course be available from our hosts at First Mag. Music and sound system by the Weeds of Eden with other performers TBA.
Dinner will be available to those who purchase a wristband by making a $25 donation, but those who just want to come and show support can attend as well for a suggested $10. Please come, and if you can’t, please consider a donation anyway.
Over the years the CMC has touched the hearts and minds of many people with the speakers it has brought to town, the numerous events it has organized, the books and other publications read, and bonds of friendship and solidarity formed among those who have met and worked together in this unique and valued community resource. Due to a multiplicity of factors, this year has been a really hard one financially, so while we can celebrate the past, we need your help to rise to the challenges we face. Direct donations can be made to the CMC website via PayPal <www.civicmediacenter.org> or by the mail to 433 S. Main St. Gainesville, FL 32601.