Events – August 7-13, 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 7, 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.

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.

8/7

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.

8/8

Back to School Fest
Paddock Mall, 3100 SW College Rd.
8am-12pm

Families are invited to enjoy live entertainment, vendors and fun, socially distanced activities. AdventHealth Ocala will have giveaways and health information and Chick-fil-A will be open for refreshments. Register for the backpack and school supply giveaway online at www.paddockmall.com. Call (352) 237-1223 for more information.

8/8

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

8/10

Developing a Board Member Orientation
Community Foundation Ocala Marion County – virtual
11:45am-1pm

A presentation by Rebecca Rogers, CFRE of the Colen Family Charitable Trust Foundation and Circle Square Foundation. Registration required. www.ocalafoundation.org

8/11

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.

8/11

Edibles for Your Landscape
UF IFAS Marion County Master Gardeners – virtual
9-10:30am

A free online class on ornamental, low-maintenance, Florida-friendly edible plants. Registration is required; call (352) 671-8400 or email mandab@ufl.edu for more information. https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/marion/

8/11

Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage
SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) – virtual
10-11:30am

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.

8/11

Hurricane Supply Collection Drive
Marion Senior Services, 1101 SW 20th Ct.
2-4pm

Drive-through to drop-off donations to supply hurricane kits for senior citizens. Items needed include batteries, first aid kits, non-perishable food, bottled water, disinfecting wipes, flashlights, hand sanitizer, toilet paper and dog and cat food. Call (352) 620-3501 for more information.

8/11

Stiletto Network
Reilly Arts Center, 500 NE 9th St.
4-5pm

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

8/11

Virtual Information Session
College of Central Florida – virtual
6-7pm

Parents are invited to learn about the college application process and financial aid and receive a waiver of application fees. Email admissions@cf.edu for information on how to join this Zoom meeting.

8/12

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.

8/12

Campaign Kickoff & Annual Meeting
United Way of Marion County – virtual
11am-12pm

A free online celebration of United Way’s impact and kickoff for the annual giving campaign. www.uwmc.org/annualmeeting

8/12-13

Planned Giving for Nonprofits
Community Foundation Ocala Marion County – virtual
August 12, Part 1; August 13, Part 2 | 1-2:30pm

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. David Torre, CFP of SunTrust Private Wealth presents on developing a robust planned giving program. Email kelsie@ocalafoundation.org for more information. Registration required at www.ocalafoundation.org

8/12

YL Exchange NetWorks
Infinite Ale Works
5:30-6:30pm

Young Leaders is an industry-specific networking group of the Young Professionals Ocala and Ocala/Marion County Chamber and Economic Partnership. www.ocalacep.com

8/12

Introduction to SHINE
SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) – virtual
6:30-7:30pm

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

8/13

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

8/13

Medicare Part C
SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) – virtual
2-3:30pm

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.

8/13

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

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. www.levitt.org

8/8

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

G Street Revolution and Valley Wolf online from Merced, California. www.levitt.org

8/8

Appleton Museum of Art Youth Kit Pickup
CF Hampton Center, 1501 W. Silver Springs Blvd.
10:30am-12pm

Drive through to pick up a free youth art supplies kit from the Appleton Museum. One per family. Call (352) 291-4455 for more information. www.appletonmuseum.org

8/13

YPO Summer Social
Brick City Center for the Arts, 23 S. Broadway
5:30-7:30pm

Young Professionals collective painting social with Teddy Sykes including beverages, hors d’oeuvres and an ice cream bar. www.ocalacep.com

8/13

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

This livestreaming concert features hip hop artist Nur-D in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. www.levitt.org

GOVERNMENT

8/7

City of Belleview Site Plan Committee
Dennis Monroe Public Works Complex, 5525 SE 119th St., Belleview
9-10am

Call (352) 245-7021 for more information.

8/10

City of Ocala General Employees Retirement System Board of Trustees
Online at https://zoom.us/j/99167639286
9am

Call (352) 629-8372 for more information.

8/10

City of Ocala Police Officers’ Retirement Board of Trustees
Online at https://zoom.us/j/93610837308
1pm

Call (352) 629-8372 for more information.

8/10

City of Dunnellon Community Redevelopment Agency Board
Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Dr.
5pm

Contact Mandy Roberts at mroberts@dunnellon.org or (352) 465-8500 for more information.

8/10

Dunnellon City Council
Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Dr.
5:30pm

Contact Mandy Roberts at mroberts@dunnellon.org or (352) 465-8500 for more information.

8/10

City of Ocala Planning and Zoning Commission
Ocala City Hall, 110 SE Watula Ave. and virtual
5:30pm

In person seating limited per social distancing guidelines. Participate online at https://zoom.us/j/97314299662. Call (352) 629-8404 for more information.

8/10

Marion County Historical Commission
Growth Services Training Room, 2710 E. Silver Springs Blvd.
6pm

Call (352) 620-0944 for more information.

8/11

City of Dunnellon Police Officer & Firefighter Pension Board
Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Dr.
8:30am

Contact Mandy Roberts at mroberts@dunnellon.org or (352) 465-8500 for more information.

8/11

Marion Oaks MSTU for Recreation Services and Facilities Advisory Board
Marion Oaks Community Center annex, 280 Marion Oaks Ln.
9:30am

The Marion Oaks Municipal Taxing Service Unit for recreation services and facilities advisory board helps determine the budget and projects for the Marion Oaks Community Center. For more information, call 352-438-2828.

8/11

Ocala/Marion County TPO Technical Advisory Committee
Marion County Public Library, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd.
10:30am

For more information, contact the Transportation Planning Organization at (352) 438-2630 or visit www.ocalamariontpo.org.

8/11

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

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

8/11

Ocala/Marion TPO Citizens Advisory Committee
Marion County Public Library, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd.
1pm

For more information, contact the Transportation Planning Organization at (352) 438-2630 or visit www.ocalamariontpo.org.

8/11

City of Belleview Planning & Zoning Board
City Hall Commission Room, 5343 SE Abshier Blvd., Belleview
5:30-6:30pm

Call (352) 245-7021 for more information.

8/11

Marion County License Review Board
Growth Services Training Room, 2710 E. Silver Springs Blvd.
5:30pm

The License Review Board hears and investigate complaints regarding competency of licensed contractors. Call (352) 438-2428 for more information.

8/11

Silver Springs Shores Tax Advisory Council
Silver Springs Shores Community Center, 590 Silver Rd.
6pm

For more information, call (352) 438-2810.

8/12

Marion County Code Enforcement Board
Growth Services Training Room, 2710 E. Silver Springs Blvd.
9am

The Code Enforcement Board hears and resolves cases in which there is a code violation dispute. Call (352) 671-8901 for more information.

8/12

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

Workshop to discuss Forests Edge, Edgewood and Ridgewood Park third addition road assessment projects under the new pavement condition index-based process outlined within policy 20-01. Call (352) 438-2650 for more information.

8/13

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.

8/13

Marion County Tourist Development Council
Visitors and Convention Bureau, 109 W. Silver Springs Blvd.
9am

The Tourist Development Council recommends use of tourist development tax revenue to enhance, promote, advertise and develop tourism in Ocala/Marion County. Call (352) 438-2800 for more information.

ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

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

8/7

DJ Karim Matin
Pi On Broadway | 9pm-12am

8/8

Jeff Jarrett
Eaton’s Beach Sandbar & Grill | 2-6pm

8/8

Stephen Perry
Ocala Downtown Square | 6-8pm

8/8

Orange Blossom Opry Band CD Release Party
Orange Blossom Opry | 7pm

8/8

Good2Go
Good Time Bar & Grill | 7-11pm

8/8

Grass Campers
Bank Street Patio Bar | 7:30-11:30pm

8/8

Conrad Marcum
The Black Sheep On Broadway| 8-11pm

8/9

Stephen Perry
Bank Street Patio Bar| 12-4pm

8/9

Heather Lynne
The Lodge | 1-4pm

8/12

The Big Bad
Bank Street Patio Bar | 5-9pm

8/13

Jeff Jarrett
Charlie Horse | 6-9pm

8/13

The Big Bad
Pi On Broadway | 7-10pm