Events – August 3-9, 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 3, 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.

Dates Vary

Summer Break Spot
Marion County Public Libraries
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays | 5-6pm

Free meals for children ages 1-18 are offered at Marion County Public Libraries. Mondays: Reddick and Fort McCoy; Tuesdays: Belleview; Thursdays: Dunnellon and Freedom; Fridays: Headquarters and Forest. Meals are sponsored by the USDA and provided by Shores Assembly of God. If children are not present, parents/guardians must bring their IDs. Call (352) 671-8551 for more information.

8/4

Biz Promoters Networks Group
Biz Promoters Networks Group
11:30am-12:30pm

Email tom@ocalacep.com for more information.

8/4

Medicare 101
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.

8/5

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

Contact Faith Wilt at (352) 602-5695 or ccandkbookkeeping@gmail.com for more information.

8/5

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.

8/5- 6

Executive Transitions
Community Foundation Ocala Marion County – virtual
August 5, Part 1; August 6, Part 2 | 1-3pm

This 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. Register with lauren@ocalafoundation.org to receive a Zoom invitation.

8/5

Medicare Financial Assistance Programs
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.

8/6

CEP 75 West Networkers
Bank of the Ozarks, 8375 SW State Rd. 200
8-9:30am

Contact Randy Ziemann at (847) 302-2400 or laurelzfinwise@gmail.com for more information.

8/6

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.

8/6

Farm Share Food Distribution
College of Central Florida, 3001 SW College Rd.
10am

Farm Share volunteers will distribute fresh food to Marion County families in a drive-through, first-come, first-served format. Must show ID. Call Suzy McGuire at (352) 732-1249 for more information.

8/6

Be Scam Smart
SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) – virtual
10-11:30am

A free Zoom workshop for seniors offered online or by phone. Call (352) 692-5262 or email shine@agingresources.org for more information.

8/6

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

8/7

Ribbon Cutting
The Cornerstone School, 2313 SE Lake Weir Ave.
10am

A celebration of The Cornerstone School’s new building, which will house an art studio and gallery, an early childhood center and early learning lab along with state-of-the-art technology and classrooms. Contact Matthew Young at myoung@thecornerstoneschool.org for more information.

8/7

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.

ARTS

8/7

The Art of Purpose – Opening Reception
Brick City Center for the Arts, 23 S. Broadway
5-6:30pm

The Art of Purpose: An Applied Arts Exhibit showcases the original objects local artists have created with both aesthetics and function in mind. Artist awards will be presented at the opening reception. Please wear a mask. Email ashley.justiniano@mcaocala.com or call (352) 369-1500 for more information.

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

Levitt AMP Virtual Music Series
Online via www.levitt.org
8pm

This online concert features Americana husband and wife duo Amy LaVere & Will Sexton in Houston, Mississippi. Ocala was awarded the Levitt Foundation’s free concert series for a fourth year in 2020, but live shows have been postponed until 2021. www.levitt.org

GOVERNMENT

8/3

City of Ocala Investment Committee
Online via https://zoom.us/j/567161037
9am

Call (352) 629-8371 for more information.

8/3

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.

8/3

Marion County Board of Adjustment Variances
Growth Services Training Room, 2710 E. Silver Springs Blvd.
2pm

The Board of Adjustment Variances hears potential variances to code regulations and challenges to zoning code interpretations. Call (352) 438-2600 for more information.

8/4

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

All meetings are open to the public. Call (352) 438-2323 for more information and visit https://www.marioncountyfl.org/about/board-of-county-commissioners/agendas-and-minutes for minutes and agendas.

8/4

Marion County Public Hearing
McPherson Government Complex Auditorium, 601 SE 25th Ave.
2pm

Hearing for Leonardo Estates, Northeast 52nd Avenue improvement area. Call (352) 438-2650 for more information.

8/4

Marion County Public Hearing
McPherson Government Complex Auditorium, 601 SE 25th Ave.
2:30pm

Hearing for Northwest 165th Court Road, Classic Farms II/Classic Farms III/High Cotton Farms/High Cotton Farms II, unrecorded improvement area. Call (352) 438-2650 for more information.

8/4

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

Email citycouncil@ocalafl.org to submit questions or get more information. Visit https://www.ocalafl.org/government/public-notices to participate online via Zoom.

8/4

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

Call (352) 245-7021 for more information.

8/5

Marion County Commission Workshop
McPherson Government Complex Auditorium, 601 SE 25th Ave.
1:30pm

Workshop to discuss Bluefields road assessment project under the new pavement condition index-based process outlined within policy 20-01; Bluefields. Call (352) 438-2650 for more information.

8/5

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

Workshop to discuss Emil-Marr road assessment project under the new pavement condition index-based process outlined within policy 20-01; Emil-Marr.  Call (352) 438-2650 for more information.

8/6

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.

8/6

Ocala Municipal Arts Commission
Online via https://zoom.us/j/94036198722
3:30-4:30pm

Call (352) 629-8447 for more information.

ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

8/3

Gilly & the Girl
Bank Street Patio Bar | 5pm

8/5

Conrad Marcum
Bank Street Patio Bar | 5-9pm

8/6

Jeff Jarrett
Ocala Downtown Square | 6-8pm

8/6

Orange Blossom Showcase
Orange Blossom Opry | 7pm

8/7

Conrad Marcum
Eaton’s Beach Sandbar & Grill | 4-8pm

8/7

Warren McCullough
Brooklyn’s Backyard | 6:30-9:30pm

8/7

Friday Night Live
Orange Blossom Opry | 7pm

8/7

Good2Go
Good Time Bar & Grill | 7-11pm

8/7

Stephen Perry
The Lodge | 9pm-12am