Nine-year-old Lexy Lopez, left, plays checkers with 10-year-old Scout Preston-Gage during Active Streets Gainesville. "We had to use the chess pieces to play checkers since there weren't any checker boards," Lexy said.
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Tom D’Angelo, chemist at Advance Environmental Laboratories, aims for the ball in a game of bike polo on Oct. 18, 2015. D’Angelo said he plays on the Gainesville Bicycle Polo All Stars team every Tuesday at the parking garage on top of Volta Coffee.
Layla Daily, 9, hula hoops and eats “Dirty” salt and vinegar chips at Active Streets Gainesville on Oct. 18, 2015. Her mother, Shani Daily, said Layla has been hula-hooping for a couple of years. “She just started getting really good at it this year,” said Daily, a UF computer science professor.
Lauris Vidal plays guitar and drums for his one-man band at the Solar Stage near Southwest First Street and University Avenue on Oct. 18, 2015. He describes his tunes as a signature brand of “kitchen sink beat blues” and plays a variety of instruments ranging from the ukulele to the banjo.
Uniq Screen Printing manager Joevanny Reices, 22, manually screen prints a T-shirt during the Pop-Up Culture event on the Plaza of Americas. Students were offered a free live-screen printed T-shirts after completing a Pop-Up culture passport that consisted of five stamps found at different tables at the event.
Brandon DelPino, a 19-year-old UF music and chemistry sophomore, plays the trombone with his band Solar Ellipsis during the Pop-Up Culture event on Oct. 14, 2015. DelPino has been playing with the three-man jazz hip-hop fusion band for about one year.
Whitney Letourneau, a 20-year-old UF finance junior, readies herself to spike a 4-foot-tall sport ball during the Big Pink Volleyball tournament at Southwest Recreation Center on Oct. 13, 2015. Participants donated $5 to enter the competition, with all proceeds going toward the Breast Cancer Research Fund with UF Health.
21-year-old Philippe Holas (left) and 20-year-old Molly Behan dance together on the Reitz Union Breezeway on Oct. 12, 2015. The Florida Swing Dancing Club gave swing lessons for beginning, intermediate and advanced dancers.
Finance major Peyton Hilford (left) looks at film negatives and slides with 20-year-old UF graphic design junior Maitane Romagosa inside the Repurpose Project during the Fall Trash Festival. “I love trash,” said Hilford, a 20-year-old UF junior.
Rebecca Butler sings with her band, GUTS, at the Fall Trash Festival on Oct. 10, 2015. The all-female Gainesville quartet is an indie soul, folk-rock type of band, said GUTS guitarist, drummer and bassist Samantha Jones (not pictured).
Tina Kirkpatrick (left), a nurse at North Florida Regional Medical Center, enjoys beer from First Magnitude Brewery and talks with attorney Heather Lee during the Fall Trash Festival. “I love this place,” Lee said. “I’m always looking to repurpose things.”
David Findlay, 70, enjoys live music and popcorn with his dog Taz during the Fall Trash Festival. “Both my pound dog and I enjoy these type of community events,” Findlay said.
Ian Alzuru, 8, plays in The Repurpose Project’s latest art installation during the Fall Trash Festival on Oct. 10, 2015. The geodesic dome covered in plastic “trash” celebrates repurposing discarded items into artwork. Ian’s mother, artist Juanita Incoronato, said she goes to the Repurpose Project for toys while her son looks for toys.
Student cartoonist at the Sequential Artist Workshop Javed Imthiaz (left) and co-founder of the Gainesville Iguana and Civic Media Center Joe Courter enjoy live music during the Fall Trash Festival on Oct. 10, 2015. "I'm a person that lives by repurposing things," said Courter. "The Repurpose Project is a celebration of creative reuse."
David Rodriguez, a 23-year-old UF biology senior, raises awareness for UF’s sexual assault week by hoisting a sign reading "men of quality respect gender equality" on Oct. 8, 2015. There were more than 25 people participating at the “Dress Does Not Mean Yes” walk.
Andres Estellar (center), a 20-year-old UF industrial systems engineering sophomore, protests with his sign reading "consent is hot assault is not" sign during the Dress Does Not Mean Yes March on the Plaza of the Americas on Oct. 8, 2015. "As a community, we should all respect each other's views and bodies instead of violating a person's sense of dignity," he said. "It's time to raise awareness - rape is never okay."
Michaela Giampaolo, a 21-year-old UF English and Japanese linguistics senior, makes a scarf during a Knitting Gators meeting in the physics building Oct. 6, 2015. She said the pattern is based on her favorite manga, "One Piece."
Charla Markesteyn, a 27-year-old UF agricultural operations management junior, enjoys the weather while working on agricultural construction homework at the Thomas Center on Oct. 5, 2015. As she learned about wiring and plumbing, Markesteyn also took time to enjoy the weather. “It’s a beautiful day outside,” she said.
Stay-at-home mom Shelley Rose and her 9-year-old daughter Nevaeh Rose greet a 6-month-old weimaraner and Labrador retriever mix named Gandalf at Haisley Lynch Park on Oct. 5, 2015. “My daughters and I have been doing nothing but sitting outside,” Rose said. “It finally feels like fall.”
Daimian Holiday Scott (center), a 37-year-old musician, talks with 33-year-old writer Elizabeth Nesbit during the Back to the Garden CSA Fair at First Magnitude Brewery Company on Oct. 4, 2015. "The event is great; it is complete with enjoyable music for a great cause," he said.