Events – February 19-25, 2020


Gnome and Fairy Festival photo courtesy of Sholom Park

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Posted February 19, 2021 | Compiled by Lisa McGinnes

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.

2/18-21

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.

2/19

Marion Oaks Farmers Market
Marion Oaks Community Center, 294 Marion Oaks Lane
9am-12pm

Fresh vegetables, artisan food products and handmade crafts.

2/19

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.

2/19

L.E.A.F. Series: Raising Koi
Sholom Park, 7110 SW 80th Ave.
10:30am-12pm

Learn the history and symbolism of the colorful fish from a koi fish farmer. Visit sholompark.org for tickets and more information.

2/19

FPRA Meeting
Virtual
11:45am-1pm

The Ocala chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association will hold its monthly professional development meeting. Speaker Lauren Debick, APR will present “Love yourself, love your life and love your career.” Visit fpraocala.org for more information.

2/19

Discovery Date Night
Discovery Center, 701 NE Sanchez Ave.
6:30-9pm

It’s the adults’ chance to experience the “Chain Reaction Charlie” exhibit like kids—with wine, snacks and plenty of hands-on playtime. Visit mydiscoverycenter.org for more information.

2/20

Southeastern Youth Fair Ag Dash 5K
Southeastern Livestock Pavilion, 2232 NE Jacksonville Road
8am

Support the premier event for Marion County 4-H and FFA clubs by participating at the race or virtually. Visit seyfair.com for more information.

2/20

Chestnut Cemetery Cleanup
Chestnut Cemetery, 698 NW 13th Terrace
8am-12pm

Volunteers are invited to help city workers clean headstones, rake leaves, pick up limbs and cleanup debris. Call (352) 351-6723 for more information.

2/20

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.

2/20

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

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

2/20

PAWS Ice Cream Social
Letty Towles Dog Park, 3201 SE 24th St.
10am-12pm

Meet other dog lovers and enjoy ice cream treats for humans and dogs as well as dog-themed activities. Visit fb.com/ocalarecpark for more information.

2/20

February Cruise In
Spanish Springs Town Square, 1120 Main St., Lady Lake
4pm

A classic car show featuring the Tampa Bay Austin Healeys with live music by MPiRE. Proceeds benefit Shared Harvest. Visit thevillagesentertainment.com for more information.

2/21

Polo Match: Horses & Heroes’ Day
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.

2/21

Gnome and Fairy Festival
Sholom Park, 7110 SW 80th Ave.
1-4pm

Experience the magic of make believe with hidden fairy doors, gnomes, fairy tales with a fairy godmother and live mystical creatures. Visit sholompark.org for more information.

Gnome and Fairy Festival photo courtesy of Sholom Park

2/24

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.

2/24

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

2/25

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.

2/25

Corporate Partnership Success
Virtual
1-2:30pm

The Community Foundation for Ocala/Marion County will host this workshop in partnership with the Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership. Shelley Rodgers of the Orlando Science Center will share strategies, best practices and necessary steps to build corporate partnerships. Visit ocalafoundation.org for registration information.

2/25-28

Trinity Catholic High School Winter Carnival
2600 SW 42nd St.
5-10pm Thursday

The annual carnival features kiddie rides, thrill rides, carnival games and fair food. Visit trinitycatholichs.org for more information.

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.

2/20

Art Outside the Lines
Tuscawilla Art Park, 213 NE Fifth St.
10am-2pm

This outdoor event includes art-themed games, activities, vendors, food trucks and live music by Caly and Megan and Greg Snider Quartet. Visit ocalafl.org/artpark for more information.

2/20

Mini HeART in the Park Pop Up
Tuscawilla Art Park, 213 NE Fifth St.
10am-2pm

In conjunction with Art Outside the Lines, the Junior League of Ocala will present its annual opportunity for kids to create their own work of art. Visit
fb.com/juniorleagueofocala for details.

2/22-3/25

It’s Color Pencil
CF Webber Gallery, 3001 SW College Road
10am-4pm

This exhibition, in partnership with the Color Pencil Society of America, features fine artwork of all styles and subjects completed in colored pencil and will be judged by Appleton Museum of Art curator Patricia Tomlinson. Open Monday through Thursday. Visit cf.edu for more information.

2/23

CF International Film Series: The Sheik
Ocala Drive-In, 4850 S. Pine Ave.
7:30pm

This 100-year-old silent film earned Rudolph Valentine the nickname “The Great Lover.” Online streaming is also available, and an online discussion will take place on February 24th at 12:30pm. Visit cf.edu/filmseries for details.

2/25-3/21

Talley’s Folley
Ocala Civic Theatre, 4337 E. Silver Springs Blvd.
Thursday-Saturday 7:30pm, Saturday-Sunday 2pm

Set on a Missouri farm in 1944, this play shares the touching romance of two kindred spirits brought together by love letters. Visit ocalacivictheatre.com for tickets.

GOVERNMENT

2/22

City of Belleview Site Plan Committee
City Hall, 5343 SE Abshier Blvd., Belleview
9am

Call (352) 245-7021 for more information.

2/22

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.

2/22

Marion x Hospital District Board
Hospital District Office, 2547 E. Silver Springs Blvd.
5pm

Call (352) 622-3662 for more information.

2/22

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.

2/22

Ocala Housing Authority Board
Virtual
6pm

Visit ocalahousing.org to participate online. Call (352) 369-2636 for more information.

2/23

Downtown Ocala Community Redevelopment Area Advisory Committee
Ocala City Hall, 110 SE Watula Ave.
10am

Call (352) 629-8311 for more information.

2/23

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

Call (352) 629-8297 for more information.

2/23

City of Belleview Code Enforcement Board
City Hall, 5343 SE Abshier Blvd., Belleview
5:30pm

Call (352) 245-7021 for more information.

2/25

Marion County Tourist Development Council
Ocala/Marion County Visitors & Convention Bureau, 109 W. Silver Springs Blvd.
10am

Call (352) 438-2800 for more information.

2/25

City of Belleview Youth Commission
City Hall, 5343 SE Abshier Blvd., Belleview
4:30pm

Call (352) 245-7021 for more information.

ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

2/19

Jeff Jarrett
World Equestrian Cener | 5:00pm

2/19

Denny Buckler
Locos Grill & Pub | 6:00pm

2/19

The Mudds
Whispering Oaks Winery | 6:00pm

2/19

Stephen Lopez
The Crazy Cucumber | 6:30pm

2/19

Miranda Madison
La Cuisine | 6:30pm

2/19

The Music of Garth Brooks
Orange Blossom Opry | 7:00pm

2/19

Sparky
The Corkscrew | 8:00pm

2/20

Brandon Dull
Ocala Downtown Market | 10:30 am

2/20

Raging Woody Band
War Horse Harley-Davidson | 12:00 pm

2/20

Charity Cox
Eaton’s Beach | 2:00 pm

2/20

The Return Ultimate Beatles Experience
Orange Blossom Opry | 2:30 & 7:00 pm

2/20

Robert Stewart Band
Forest Community Center | 3:00 pm

2/20

Jammin Jambalaya Duo
World Equestrian Center | 5:00 pm

2/20

The Mudds
La Cuisine | 5:00 pm

2/20

Tyler Haney
Shuckin’ Shack| 6:00 pm

2/20

Ecliff
The Corkscrew| 8:00 pm

2/20

Good2Go
Good Time Bar & Grill | 8:00 pm

2/20

Side Piece
Pi on Broadway | 9:00 pm

2/21

Charity Cox
The Crazy Cucumber| 1:00 pm

2/21

Everly Brothers Experience
Orange Blossom Opry | 2:30 & 7:00 pm

2/23

The Villages Philharmonic Orchestra
The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center | 3 & 7 pm

2/25

Jeff Jarrett
Charlie Horse | 6:00 pm

2/25

John Johnson
Horse & Hounds | 7:00 pm

2/25

Orange Blossom Showcase
Orange Blossom Opry | 7:00 pm