Events – August 21-27, 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 21, 2020 | Compiled by Lisa McGinnes

COMMUNITY

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.

8/21

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.

8/21

Fall Food Gardening
Virtual
9:30-11am

UF IFAS Marion County Master Gardeners present a free online workshop. Mark Bailey, Marion County Sustainable Ag Agent, presents the best crops to plant in fall. Registration required at https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/marion/

8/22

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

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

8/22

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

8/22

Vibranium Comic Fest
Paddock Mall, 3100 SW College Rd.
11:00am

Free all-ages event. Cosplay welcome and face masks required. Call (352) 237-9049 for more information. www.vibraniumcomics.com

8/24

Veterans Café
Hospice of Marion County Elliott Center, 3231 SW 34th Ave.
9-11am

Veterans from all military branches and service eras are invited to socialize, share stories, provide support and enjoy free refreshments. Call (352) 873-7441 for more information.

8/25

Networks CEMG
Power Plant Business Incubator, 405 SE Osceola Ave.
8:15-9:15am

Chamber Execs and Marketing Group. Email tom@ocalacep.com for more information.

8/25

Stiletto Network
CenterState Bank, 1632 E. Silver Springs Blvd.
4-5pm

Please wear a mask. Email April Savarese at asavarese@bgcofmarion.com for more information.

8/25

WinePO
The Keep Downtown, 36 SW 1st Ave.
5:30-7:30pm

Young Professionals Ocala’s monthly social series for current and future members. Enjoy The Keep’s wine, beer, cider and mead as well as non-alcoholic drinks and food with a 10 percent discount. Email andrea@ocalacep.com for more information.

8/26

CEP 101
Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership, 310 SE 3rd St.
8:30-9:30am

An orientation for new partners and their staff. Email jim@ocalacep.com for more information.

8/26

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.

8/27

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

8/27

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

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

8/21

Welcome Reception
Brick City Center for the Arts, 23 S. Broadway
12-2pm

Marion Cultural Alliance and the City of Ocala Cultural Arts are hosting a welcome reception for Leslie Nottingham, the new Ocala Cultural Arts Supervisor. Please wear a mask. RSVP (352) 629-8447.

8/26

Teaching Tuesday: Paper Bag Jellyfish
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

8/24

City of Belleview Site Plan Committee
City Hall Commission Room, 5343 SE Abshier Blvd., Belleview
9-10am

Call (352) 245-7021 for more information.

8/24

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.

8/25

Hospital District Board of Trustees & Munroe Regional Health System Committees
Hospital District Office, 1121 SW First Ave.
12pm

Call (352) 622-3662 for more information.

8/25

Ocala City Council FY 20/21 Budget Workshop
Ocala City Hall, 110 SE Watula Ave.
12pm

Call (352) 629-8401 for more information.

8/25

Ocala City Council Strategic Planning Update
Ocala City Hall, 110 SE Watula Ave.
12pm

The mid-year strategic planning update will follow the 12pm budget workshop. Call (352) 629-8401 for more information.

8/25

Soil and Water Conservation District Board Workshop
USDA Ocala Service Center, 2441 NE Third St.
12:30pm

For more information, call (352) 622-3971, ext. 3

8/25

Ocala/Marion County Transportation Planning Organization Board
McPherson Government Complex Auditorium, 601 SE 25th Ave.
4pm

Call (352) 438-2630 or visit www.ocalamariontpo.org for more information.

8/25

City of Belleview Code Enforcement Board
City Hall Commission Room, 5443 SE Abshier Blvd., Belleview
5:30-6:30pm

Call (352) 245-7021 for more information.

8/25

City of Dunnellon Planning Commission
Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Dr., Dunnellon
5:30pm

Call (352) 465-8500 for more information.

8/27

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.

ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

8/21

Miranda Madison
La Cuisine | 6:30-9:30pm

8/21

Conrad Marcum
Bank Street Patio Bar | 7pm

8/21

Heather Lynne
The Keep Downtown | 7-10pm

8/21

The Big Bad
Crazy Cucumber | 7-10pm

8/21

Elvis On Tour
Orange Blossom Opry | 2:30 & 7:30pm

8/22

Elvis: An American Trilogy
Orange Blossom Opry | 2:30 & 7:30pm

8/22

Jeff Jarrett
Gator Joe’s | 4-8pm

8/22

Propaganjah
Bank Street Patio Bar | 7:30-11:30pm

8/22

Zack Maruniak
The Keep Downtown | 8-11pm

8/22

Side Piece
Pi On Broadway | 9pm-12am

8/23

Sounds Live Brunch
The Courtyard on Broadway | 11am

8/23

Johnny Gibbs
Bank Street Patio Bar | 12pm

8/26

The Big Bad
Bank Street Patio Bar | 5pm

8/27

Jeff Jarrett
Bank Street Patio Bar | 6-10pm

8/27

Fareeza
Pi On Broadway | 7pm

8/27

Orange Blossom Opry Showcase
Orange Blossom Opry | 7pm