Events – February 12-18, 2020


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Posted February 12, 2021 | Compiled by Lisa McGinnes
Wednesday Midday Market. Photo by Dawn Bowman.

COMMUNITY

Now-4/3

Chain Reaction Charlie
Discovery Center, 701 NE Sanchez Ave.
Saturday 10am-5pm, Tuesday-Friday 10am-12:30 and 2:30-4:30pm

This new exhibit allows kids of all ages to get hands-on in Charlie’s garden, treehouse and workshop to make incredible new inventions. Visit mydiscoverycenter.org for more information.

2/12-14

WEC Winter Spectacular
World Equestrian Center, 1390 NW 80th Ave.
8am

Spectators are welcome at hunter/jumper and dressage equine events. Parking is free, restaurants are open and leashed dogs are permitted. Visit wec.net for more information.

2/12-14

Ocala Winter I Horse Trials
Florida Horse Park, 11008 S County Road 475
8am Friday-Saturday, 9am Sunday

The 2021 Ocala Evening Series includes dressage, show jumping and cross country. Visit flhorsepark.com for more information.

2/12-14

PacWest Barrel Race
Southeastern Livestock Pavilion, 2232 NE Jacksonville Rd.
5pm Friday, Noon Saturday, 10am Sunday

Visit pacwestbarrelracing.com for more information.

2/12

Marion Oaks Farmers Market
Marion Oaks Community Center, 294 Marion Oaks Lane
9am-noon

Fresh vegetables, artisan food products and handmade crafts.

2/12

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.

2/12

Programs in the Parks: Recycling Relay
Scott Springs Park, 2825 SW 24th Ave.
10-11am

Learn about recycling with games for all ages. Visit ocala.fl/recpark for more information.

2/12

MCSO Foundation Spaghetti Dinner
Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 6455 SW State Road 200
4-7pm

Support the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Foundation while enjoying spaghetti, breadsticks, salad, tea and dessert. Call (352) 368-3582 for more information.

2/13

Ocala Downtown Market
310 SE Third St.
9am-2pm

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

2/13

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

More than 70 vendors offer fresh produce and crafts. Visit thevillagesentertainment.com for more information.

2/13

Valentine’s Sip ‘N’ Shop & Bestie Bash
Paddock Mall, 3100 SW College Road
11am-2pm

While adults enjoy specialty vendors, drinks and live entertainment, kids can play games and make crafts. Visit paddockmall.com for more information.

2/14

Polo Match: Women’s League Final
Florida Horse Park, 11008 S Highway 475
1-3pm

Bring chairs, a picnic and the family and enjoy a live polo match. Visit ocalapolo.com for more information.

2/14

Gala of the Royal Horses
Peninsula Farm, 12020 N U.S. 441
3pm

The graceful royal horses of Europe, including Lipizzaner stallions, Spanish Andalusians, Fresians and Arabians, perform intricate maneuvers. Visit galaoftheroyalhorses.com for more information.

2/15

Hiring Event
World Equestrian Center, 1390 NW 80th Ave.
10am-3pm

The new complex is recruiting employees to fill dozens of positions. Call (800) 434-5627, ext. 3206 for more information.

2/15

African American Read-In
Virtual
2pm

Ocala Public Library invites readers, performers and listeners of all ages to participate in the 31st National African American Read-In. Visit fb.com/mcplibrary for more information.

2/17

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.

2/17

Career Chat: Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Virtual
12:15-1:30pm

The College of Central Florida hosts a free event to learn about career training and employment in logistics and supply chain management. Register at cf.edu/bustechevents.

2/17

Wednesday Midday Market
Ocala Downtown Market, 310 SE Third St.
1-6pm

Shop a selection of produce, meat, natural and handmade products and food trucks. ocaladowntownmarket.com

2/18

Farmers Market
Circle Square Commons, 8405 SW 80th St.
9am-1pm

Locally grown seasonal produce, baked goods, plants and more. Visit circlesquarecommons.com/farmersmarket for more information.

2/18

Medicare & COVID-19
Virtual
10-11am

Learn more about Medicare in this free Zoom workshop offered by SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders). Call (352) 692-5209 or email shine@agingresources.org for more information. floridashine.org

2/18

Mi Amore at the Park
Sholom Park
6pm

Bring a picnic and enjoy the romantic music of the Heart Strings duo under the stars. Registration required at sholompark.org.

ARTS

Now-2/27

Michael Brennan Equine Exhibit
Brick City Center for the Arts, 23 SW Broadway St.
Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 11am-4pm

An exhibit featuring colorful canvas, wood panel and large-scale works by Michael Brennan. Visit mcaocala.org for more information.

Now-3/6

9 to 5: The Musical
The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center, 1051 Main St., The Villages
Tuesday-Saturday 7pm, Saturday 2pm

The riotous musical comedy based on the 1980 movie features music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. Visit thesharon.com for tickets.

Now-3/15

My Favorite Things
Barbara G. Washington Adult Activity Center, 210 NW 12th Ave.
9am-4pm

This City of Ocala Art in City Spaces exhibit showcases works created by families and relatives of city employees which illustrate their favorite things. Open Monday through Friday. Visit ocalafl.org/culturalarts for more information.

Now-3/18

Works
Ocala Recreation and Parks, 828 NE Eighth Ave.
9am-5pm

An exhibit featuring the hand-embellished fabric designs of quilter and textile artist Ginny Avnaim. Open Monday through Friday. Visit ocalafl.org/culturalarts for more information.

Now-3/22

ARC in the Arts
Ocala City Hall, 110 SE Watula Ave.
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

An exhibit of art created by participants with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the adult day training program at ARC Marion Inc. Each piece of a unique reflection of the individual and is for sale to benefit the organization. Visit mcarc.com for more information.

Now-3/28

Memories & Inspiration
Appleton Museum of Art
10am-5pm Thursday-Saturday, 12-5pm Sunday

The Memories & Inspiration: The Kerry and C. Betty Davis Collection of African American art exhibition celebrates the passion of a couple who amassed a collection of more than 300 works over 35 years. Visit appletonmuseum.org for more information.

Now-4/25

The Art of Adventure
Appleton Museum of Art, 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd.
Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday noon-5pm

An exhibition of 1970s serigraphs by Clayton Pond highlighting artworks from Pond’s “Leisure-time Obsessions Series.” Visit appletonmuseum.org for more information.

Now-6/27

Luminous Worlds
Appleton Museum of Art, 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd.
Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday noon-5pm

An exhibition featuring the large abstract canvases of Kristin Herzog, a Naples, Florida-based artist and former civil engineering draftsman. Visit appletonmuseum.org for more information.

2/12

Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition
CF Webber Gallery, 3001 SW College Road
10am-4pm

The talent of the College of Central Florida Visual Arts faculty is displayed in an exhibition of ceramics, prints, fiber, photography and mixed media pieces. Visit cf.edu for more information.

2/13

Horse Fever 20/20 Family Day
Transformco, 655 SW 52nd Ave.
10am-4pm

A free, public unveiling of the new herd of statues. Enjoy music, children’s activities and food trucks. Visit fb.com/horsefever2020 for more information.

2/14

Couples Painting Class
NOMA Ocala, 939 N. Magnolia Ave.
2-5pm

Paint your version of the famous “The Kiss” by Gustav Klimt with your Valentine on a shared canvas while enjoying beverages and chocolate. Visit fb.com/nomagalleryocala for more information.

2/16

Appleton Book Club
Virtual
7pm

A free online discussion of “The Brilliant History of Color in Art” by Victoria Finlay. Visit appletonmuseum.org for more information.

2/18

Artist Talk: David D’Alessandris
NOMA Ocala, 939 N. Magnolia Ave.
12-1:30pm

Bring your lunch and enjoy a free talk with the artist featured in the “Oneliner” series. Visit fb.com/nomagalleryocala for more information.

2/18

The Color Purple
Marion Theatre, 50 S. Magnolia Ave.
5:30pm

A literary film event to support Friends of the Ocala Public Library. Visit mariontheatre.org for more information.

2/18

Artist’s Outlook: Anthony Ackrill
Virtual
7pm

The Appleton Museum of Art presents a free Zoom talk with Florida-based painter Anthony Ackrill, whose painting “The Reaper” is part of the museum’s permanent collection. Visit appletonmuseum.org for more information.

GOVERNMENT

2/15

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.

2/15

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

Visit ocalafl.org for more information. Visit https://zoom.us/j/94696168190 to participate online.

2/16

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

Call (352) 438-2323 for more information.

2/16

Marion County Hospital District Committees
Hospital District Office, 2547 E. Silver Springs Blvd.
Noon

Call (352) 622-3662 for more information about the audit, finance, investment, operations and strategic initiatives committee meetings.

2/16

Marion County Commission Planning & Zoning Final Hearing
McPherson Government Complex Auditorium, 601 SE 25th Ave.
2pm

Call (352) 438-2600 for more information.

2/16

Marion County Community Redevelopment Agency Board
McPherson Government Complex Auditorium, 601 SE 25th Ave.
3pm

Call (352) 438-2600 for more information.

2/16

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

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

2/16

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

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

2/16

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

Call (352) 465-8500 for more information.

2/16

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

Call (352) 245-7021 for more information.

2/18

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

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.

2/18

Pine Run Estates Advisory Council
Pine Run Clubhouse, 10379 SW 88th Terrace
10am

Call (352) 438-2650 for more information.

2/18

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

Call (352) 489-4280 for more information.

ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

2/12

John Johnson
Gator Joe’s | 4pm

2/12

Jason Brown
World Equestrian Center | 5pm

2/12

Stephen Lopez
Shuckin’ Shack | 6pm

2/12

Chris McNeil
Locos Grill & Pub | 6pm

2/12

Gilly & the Girl
La Cuisine French Restaraunt| 6:30pm

2/12

Becky Sinn
Infinite Ale Works | 7pm

2/12

The Big Bad
The Crazy Cucumber | 7pm

2/12

Charity Cox
Horse and Hounds | 7pm

2/12

Variety Night
Orange Blossom Opry | 7pm

2/12

Warren McCullough
The Corkscrew| 8pm

2/12

Dueling Pianos
The Lodge | 8pm

2/13

Donna J
Ocala Downtown Market | 10:30am

2/13

Becky Sinn
The Keep Downtown | 11am

2/13

Jeff Jarrett
Paddock Mall | 11am

2/13

Charity Cox
Swampy’s | 12pm

2/13

River City Boys
Orange Blossom Opry | 3:30 & 7pm

2/13

Three Tenors Plus One
The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center | 3 & 7pm

2/13-14

Alex Santoriello: Simply Sinatra
Savannah Center | 3 & 7pm

2/13

Conrad Marcum
Locos Grill & Pub | 6pm

2/13

John Copeland
Shuckin’ Shack | 6pm

2/13

John Johnson
Horse & Hounds | 7pm

2/13

Ecliff
The Keep Downtown | 8pm

2/13

Music From the Heart
The Corkscrew | 8pm

2/14

Chadwick Pierce
Crazy Cucumber | 1pm

2/14

John Johnson
Eaton’s Beach | 2pm

2/14

Let’s Hang On Frankie Vallie Tribute
Orange Blossom Opry | 2:30 & 7pm

2/15

Miranda Madison
Lorito’s Italian Kitchen | 5:30pm