Events – August 28-September 3, 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 28, 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.

8/28

Friday Talks
Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership – virtual
8:30am

Laurie Zink, chair of Horse Fever 20/20, presents a sneak peek into the 20th anniversary celebration of Ocala’s original public art campaign. www.ocalacep.com

8/28

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.

8/29

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

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

8/29

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

9/1

Tuesday Talks: Business Advancement Series
Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership, 310 SE 3rd St.
8:15-9:30am

Virginia Kilmer, CEO of Wheaten Sterling presents 10 Ways to Know Your Customers and Increase Sales. www.cepocala.com.

9/1

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

9/2

CEP South Marion NetWorks Group
The Farmhouse, 11077 SE 57th Ct., Belleview
7:30-8:30am

Contact Faith Wilt at (352) 602-5695 for more information.

9/2-3

Annual Giving
Community Foundation Ocala Marion County – virtual
1-2:30pm

This two-session 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. Dan Samuels, director of philanthropy at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, will present. Registration required at www.ocalafoundation.org

9/2

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.

9/3

CEP 75 West Networkers
Bank of the Ozarks, SW State Rd. 200
8-9:30am

Call Randy Ziemann at (847) 302-2400 for more information.

9/3

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

8/28

Appleton Store at Home
Appleton Museum of Art – virtual
6:30-7:30pm

An online shopping trip to the Appleton store with manager Gigi Gonzalez featuring jewelry, books and gifts. Follow @appletonmuseum on Facebook or call (352) 291-4455 for more information. www.appletonmuseum.org

8/28

The Auntie Network
The Sharon – virtual
7pm

Streamed online, this staged play reading is the story of Anne, a desperate, pregnant young woman facing the realities of making choices for a baby as an adolescent. www.thesharon.com

8/29

Spielberg Saturday
Marion Theatre, 50 S Magnolia Ave.
11am-9pm

This pre-opening event for the Marion Theatre, now managed by the Reilly Arts Center, features three blockbuster classic films by Steven Spielberg: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial at 11am; Jaws at 2pm; and Jurassic Park at 7pm. Tickets at www.mariontheatre.org

9/1

Teaching Tuesday: Patriotic Streamer
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.

9/3-6

Broadway Under the Stars
Ocala Civic Theatre, 4337 E. Silver Springs Blvd.
8-9:30pm

Back by popular demand: Ocala Civic Theatre’s intimate cabaret on the new outdoor stage. Seating is limited at safely distanced tables of four on the patio around the stage and patrons may purchase outdoor concessions. www.ocalacivictheatre.com

GOVERNMENT

8/31

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.

8/31

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.

8/31

Marion County Planning & Zoning Commission
McPherson Government Complex, 601 SE 25th Ave.
5:30pm

The Planning & Zoning Commission conducts hearings for zoning changes and special use permits. Call (352) 438-2600 for more information.

9/1

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

Call (352) 438-2323 for more information.

9/1

Marion County Community Redevelopment Agency
McPherson Government Complex Auditorium, 601 SE 25th Ave.
1:30pm

Call Christopher Rinson at (352) 438-2400 for more information.

9/1

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

Heart of Florida workshop. Call Samantha Ritcher-Porio at (352) 307-6000 for more information.

9/1

Marion County Commission Workshop
McPherson Government Complex Auditorium, 601 SE 25th Ave.
3pm

Growth Services workshop. Call Suzanne DiPietro at (352) 438-2600 for more information.

9/1

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.

9/3

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.

9/3

Marion County Public Hearing
McPherson Government Complex Auditorium, 601 SE 25th Ave.
6:50pm

Public hearing to consider adoption of the FY20-21 tentative millage rate and budget for Rainbow Lakes Estates Municipal Service District. Call (352) 438-2650 for more information.

9/3

Marion County Public Hearing
McPherson Government Complex Auditorium, 601 SE 25th Ave.
7pm

Public hearing to consider adoption of the FY20-21 countywide budget. Call (352) 438-2300 for more information.

ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

8/28

Gilly & the Girl
La Cuisine | 6:30pm

8/28

DJ Karim
Pi On Broadway | 8pm-12am

8/28

DJ Rocket
Bank Street Patio Bar | 8pm

8/29

Arlyn Willett: The Piano Men
Orange Blossom Opry | 7pm

8/30

Ecliff
Pi On Broadway | 11:30am-3pm