Although a government shutdown may prevent North Central Florida from visiting National Parks, there are many events going on in Gainesville this weekend to fill the void. Activities include everything from a healthy horses conference at UF’s large animal hospital and a native plant sale at Morningside Nature Center to a surgial robot showcase at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium’s north lawn. One of the biggest events outside of the Orange and Blue game is the 42nd Annual Santa Fe Spring Arts Festival. WUFT-FM’s Natalie Beigel spoke with Santa Fe Springs Arts Festival coordinator Kathryn Lehman about some of the highlights.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/SFSpringsArts.mp3]
Florida Historical Marker Council agreed Friday to place a marker honoring Gainesville legend Tom Petty in the “Duckpond” neighborhood where the singer-songwriter, who died nearly two years ago, grew up.