Events – August 14-20, 2020


Misty Risko, a librarian, serves free dinners during the Summer BreakSpot program at the Belleview Public Library in Belleview, Fla. on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. The members of the Belleview Public Library staff were busy serving and giving away 50 free dinners for kids in Belleview on Tuesday evening. The Summer BreakSpot program is hosted by the Marion County Public Library System and has been sponsored by the USDA for the past three years. The meals were prepared by the Shores Assembly of God Church. The ongoing free meals program runs from June 8 to July 27 and is offered at seven Marion County libraries across the county. [Bruce Ackerman/Ocala Gazette] 2020.

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Posted August 14, 2020 | Compiled by Lisa McGinnes

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Misty Risko, a librarian, serves free dinners during the Summer BreakSpot program at the Belleview Public Library in Belleview, Fla. on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. The members of the Belleview Public Library staff were busy serving and giving away 50 free dinners for kids in Belleview on Tuesday evening. The Summer BreakSpot program is hosted by the Marion County Public Library System and has been sponsored by the USDA for the past three years. The meals were prepared by the Shores Assembly of God Church. The ongoing free meals program runs from June 8 to July 27 and is offered at seven Marion County libraries across the county. [Bruce Ackerman/Ocala Gazette] 2020.

8/14

Marion County Friday Market
McPherson Government Complex, 601 SE 25th Ave.
9am-2pm

Shop locally fresh fruits and veggies, cinnamon buns, jerky, freeze dried treats, olive oils and seafood.

8/14

Animal Tracking & Track Identification
Fort King National Historic Landmark
10am

Kids age 6-16 can track a park ranger through the woods and cast their own animal track. Register at www.ocalafl.org/recpark. Call (352) 368-5533 for more information.

8/15

Brownwood Farmers Market
2726 Brownwood Blvd., Wildwood
9am-1pm

More than 70 vendors offer fresh produce and crafts. www.thevillagesentertainment.com.

8/15

Ocala Downtown Market
SE 3rd Street and SE 3rd Avenue
9am-2pm

A variety of vendors offer local fruits and vegetables, meats and seafood, fresh pasta, honey, arts and crafts, rain or shine. www.ocaladowntownmarket.com

8/16

Swap Meet Sunday
War Horse Harley-Davidson, 5331 N US Hwy 441
9am-3:30pm

Swap and trade parts, church service, coffee and donuts and live music. www.warhorseharley.com

8/18

Tuesday Talk: Business Advancement Series
CEP, 310 SE 3rd St. and virtual
8:15-9:30am

Ulli Munroe of Munroe Consulting presents on positive leadership and establishing trust. Attend the networking breakfast and presentation or attend online. www.cepocala.com.

8/18

NonProfit Business Council
Ocala Police Department, 402 S. Pine Ave.
8:15-9:30am

A free monthly professional development for NonProfit Business Council members. Contact kelsie@ocalafoundation.org for more information.

8/18

Biz Promoters Networks Group
Power Plant Business Incubator, 405 SE Osceola Ave.
11:30am-12:30pm

Bring your own lunch. Email tom@ocalacep.com for more information.

8/18

Navigating Medicare.gov
SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) – virtual
2-3pm

Learn more about Medicare in this free Zoom workshop offered online or by phone. Call (352) 692-5262 or email shine@agingresources.org for more information. www.floridashine.org

8/19

Exceptional Mornings
Church of Hope, 3233 SE Maricamp Rd.
8-9am

Presentation by Dr. Diane Gullett, Marion County Public Schools superintendent for CEP partners. Call (352) 629-8051 for more information. www.ocalacep.com

8/19

1 Million Cups Ocala
Power Plant Business Incubator, 405 SE Osceola Ave.
9:30-10:30am

Two local startups present their business idea to an audience of community entrepreneurs. Email ryan@ocalacep.com for more information.

8/19

Data to Dollars: Fundraising with Data
Community Foundation Ocala Marion County – virtual
1-2:30pm

This Part 1 workshop is part of the Nonprofit Academic Series by the Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership at the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College. Holly Parish, MPA, CFRE will present. Part 2 will be held August 21st. Email kelsie@ocalafoundation.org for more information. Registration required at www.ocalafoundation.org

8/19

Marion County Parks and Recreation Advisory Council
Parks and Recreation Conference Room, 111 SE 25th Ave.
3pm

Call (352) 671-8560 for more information.

8/20

Summer Sweat Series
Paddock Mall, 3100 SW College Rd.
9-10am

Free community yoga classes with local instructors, limited to 15 participants. Advance registration required; call (352) 237-1223. www.paddockmall.com

8/20

CEP 75 West Networkers
Canterfield of Ocala, 9589 SW State Road 200
8-9:30am

Call (352) 817-6984 for more information.

8/20

Medicare and COVID-19
SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) – virtual
2-3pm

Learn more about Medicare in this free Zoom workshop offered online or by phone. Call (352) 692-5262 or email shine@agingresources.org for more information. www.floridashine.org

8/20

CEP Equine Initiative
Tamarian Farms, 4615 NW 110th Ave.
2-3pm

Contact louisa@ocalacep.com for more information.

8/20

Brick City Farmers Market
Beautiful Moments, 3400 SW 60th Ave.
4-8pm

Farmers and artisan vendors offer fresh produce, herbs, pasta, eggs, and baked goods as well as locally crafted soaps and jewelry. Masks required. www.brickcityfarmersmarket.com

8/20

CEP Business After Hours
Virtual
5-6pm

Quarantine-style Zoom networking with small group sessions and door prizes. Reservations required at www.ocalacep.com.

ARTS

8/7-29

The Art of Purpose: An Applied Arts Exhibit
Brick City Center for the Arts, 23 S. Broadway
Monday-Friday 10am-4pm; Sunday 11am-4pm

This new exhibit, sponsored by Angie Lewis State Farm, celebrates applied arts, which integrate design and decoration into everyday and practical objects in order to make them aesthetically pleasing. Visitors to the gallery are asked to please social distance and wear a mask. Email Ashley.justiano@mcaocala.org or call (352) 369-1500 for more information. www.mcaocala.org

8/7-29

Teaching Tuesday: Animal Origami
Appleton Museum – virtual
10-10:30am

The Appleton Museum presents a live streaming art project that the whole family can make at home with basic art and craft supplies. Online at www.facebook.com/appletonmuseum.

GOVERNMENT

8/17

Marion County Development Review Committee
Office of the County Engineer, 412 SE 25th Ave.
9am

The DRC votes on waiver requests, drainage/site plans, subdivision master plans, preliminary plats, improvement plans and final plats. Call (352) 671-8686 for more information.

8/17

Ocala Board of Adjustment
Ocala City Hall, 110 SE Watula Ave. and virtual
5:30pm

Limited seating. Visit https://zoom.us/j/94696168190 to participate online. Call (352) 629-8404 for more information.

8/18

Primary Election
All Marion County voting precincts
7am-7pm

Visit www.votemarion.gov for more information or call (352) 620-3290 for more information.

8/18

Marion County Board of Commissioners
McPherson Government Complex Auditorium, 601 SE 25th Ave.
9am

Call (352) 438-2323 for more information.

8/18

Marion County Commission Zoning Meeting
McPherson Government Complex Auditorium, 601 SE 25th Ave.
2pm

Call (352) 438-2600 for more information.

8/18

Community Redevelopment Area Agency Board
Ocala City Hall, 110 SE Watula Ave. and online
4:45pm

Call (352) 629-8401 more information. Visit https://zoom.us/j/446885807 to participate online.

8/18

Ocala City Council
Ocala City Hall, 110 SE Watula Ave. and online
5pm

Limited seating. Visit https://www.ocalafl.org/government/public-notices to participate online via Zoom. Call (352) 629-8401 for more information.

8/18

Belleview City Commission
Belleview City Hall, 5343 SE Abshier Blvd., Belleview
6-8pm

Call (352) 245-7021 for more information.

8/20

Marion County Development Review Committee Staff Meeting
Office of the County Engineer Bldg 1 Conference Room, 412 SE 25th Ave.
8:30am

Applicants may discuss proposed or current projects with county review staff prior to meeting formally with the Development Review Committee. Call (352) 671-8686 for more information.

8/20

Rainbow Lakes Estates Public Advisory Board
Rainbow Lakes Estates Clubhouse, 4020 SW Deepwater Ct., Dunnellon
6:30pm

Call (352) 489-4280 for more information.

ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

8/14

Chris McNeil
Hiatus Brewing Company | 6pm

8/14

Donavon Lee
Brooklyn’s Backyard | 6:30pm

8/14

Becky Sinn
The Keep Downtown | 7pm

8/14

Friday Night Live
Orange Blossom Opry | 7pm

8/15

Fareeza
Ocala Downtown Square | 6pm

8/15

Ecliff
The Keep Downtown | 7pm

8/15

CCR Tribute
Orange Blossom Opry | 7pm

8/15

Grass Campers
Pi On Broadway | 8pm

8/15

Humans in Disguise
Bank Street Patio Bar | 8pm

8/15

Jeff Jarrett
The Lodge | 9pm-12am

8/16

Halfway Hippie
Pi On Broadway | 11:30am

8/16

Jeff Jarrett
Swampy’s Bar & Grill | 1-4pm

8/20

Jeff Jarrett
Pi On Broadway | 7-10pm

8/20

Orange Blossom Opry Showcase
Orange Blossom Opry | 7pm