Events – January 8-14, 2020


Kristin Herzog, “Azul I,” 2016, Acrylic painting on gallery-wrapped canvas with painted edges, 40 x 30 x 1.5 in. Courtesy of Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

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Posted January 8, 2021 | Compiled by Lisa McGinnes
Kristin Herzog, “Azul I,” 2016, Acrylic painting on gallery-wrapped canvas with painted edges, 40 x 30 x 1.5 in. Courtesy of Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

COMMUNITY

1/8

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

Fresh vegetables, artisan food products and handmade crafts.

1/8

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.

1/8

After Dark in the Park: A Fistful of Dollars
Fort King National Historic Landmark
7pm

Ocala Recreation and Parks invites families to bring chairs and a blanket for a free showing of this 1964 spaghetti Western with Clint Eastwood. Visit ocalafl.org/recpark for more information.

1/8-10

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.

1/9

What’s in the Water?
Fort King National Historic Landmark, 3925 E Fort King St.
9-11am

A wildlands nature adventure for ages 6-16. Visit ocalafl.org/recpark for more information.

1/9

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.

1/9

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

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

1/9

Backpack Giveaway
Friends Recycling, 2350 NW 27th Ave.
10am-noon

Marion County Children’s Alliance, Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida and the City of Ocala, in partnership with Marion County Public Schools, will give out free school supplies in a drive-thru only format. Children must be in the car. No walk-ups. Call (352) 438-5993 for more information.

1/9

Olaf’s Chili Challenge
Highland Memorial Park, 1515 NE Third St.
Noon-4:30pm

This fundraising event to benefit Sheltering Hands cat rescue features chili tastings, live music, midway games and prizes, a baked goods sale and raffles. Visit fb.com/olafschilichallenge for more information

1/10

Polo Match: Horseman’s Cup
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.

1/11

Beer & Tapas Pairing
Big Hammock Brewery, 103 SE First Ave.
6:30pm

Young Professionals Ocala invites members and prospective members for a five-course menu. Email andrea@ocalacep.com for more information.

1/12

Networks CEMG
Power Plant Business Incubator, 405 SE Osceola Ave.
8:15-9:15am

Email tom@ocalacep.com for more information about this group of the Ocala/Marion County Chamber and Economic Partnership (CEP).

1/12

Stiletto Network
CenterState Bank, 1632 E. Silver Springs Blvd.
4pm

Email April Savarese at asavarese@bgcofmarion.com for more information about this CEP group.

1/13

Young Leaders Exchange
Infinite Ale Works, 304 SE Magnolia Ext.
5:30-6:30pm

Young Leaders is an industry-specific CEP networking group. Email tom@ocalacep.com for more information.

1/13

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.

1/14

Chief Greg Graham Legacy Walk
Zone Health and Fitness, 524 S Pine Ave.
7am-7pm

A charity event to celebrate and honor the life’s work of the late Ocala Police Chief Greg Graham. Visit grahamlegacywalk.com for more information.

1/14

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.

1/14

Everyone Needs an Elevator Pitch
Virtual
7-8pm

Trish Collins will present tips to help participants create and perfect an elevator pitch for a good first impression. Visit midflorida.score.org for more information.

ARTS

Now-1/15

Florida: Explored
City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Administration, 828 NE Eighth Ave.
9am-5pm

Ocala artist Dan McCarthy’s exhibition includes pieces created during his exploration of Indian Lake State Forest, a hidden gem in Marion County, capturing the mood and feeling of this wild space. Open Monday-Friday. Call (352) 629-8447 for more information.

1/8

First Friday Art Walk
Ocala Downtown Square
6-9pm

Stroll historic downtown and enjoy 16 artists displays, roving musicians, free family art activities and live music on the square featuring The Julie Black Duo. Visit ocalafl.org/artwalk for more information.

1/8-30

Nature’s Beauty: Seeing & Feeling
Brick City Center for the Arts, 23 SW Broadway St.
Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 11am-4pm

A collective art exhibit featuring artworks by Dr. Jillian Ramsammy and photography by Dr. Saul Reyes. Opening reception January 8, 5-6pm; exhibit open Tuesday-Saturday through January 30. Email Ashley.justiniano@mcaocala.com for more information.

1/9-6/27

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.

1/11-2/12

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. Open Monday through Thursday. Visit cf.edu for more information.

1/14-2/7

I Hate Hamlet
Ocala Civic Theatre
7:30pm

A witty play about a young actor dreaming of TV stardom and haunted by the ghost of John Barrymore. Visit ocalacivictheatre.com for tickets.

GOVERNMENT

1/11

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.

1/11

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

Also accessible online at https://zoom.us/j/97314299662. Call (352) 629-8404 for more information.

1/11

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

Call (352) 465-8500 for more information.

1/11

Marion County Historical Commission
McPherson Government Complex, 601 SE 25th Ave.
6pm

For more information, call Rolando Sosa at (352) 620-0944.

1/12

Marion County Soil and Water Conservation District Board
Growth Services training room, 2710 E. Silver Springs Blvd.
9:30am

Call (352) 622-3971, ext. 3 for more information.

1/12

Marion Oaks Recreation Services and Facilities Advisory Board
Marion Oaks Community Center annex, 280 Marion Oaks Lane
9:30am

Call (352) 438-2828 for more information.

1/12

Marion Oaks General Services Advisory Board
Marion Oaks Community Center annex, 280 Marion Oaks Lane
10:30am

Call (352) 307-1037 for more information.

1/12

Marion County School Board
MCPS Office, 512 SE Third St.
5:30pm

Call (352) 671-7707 for more information.

1/12

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

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

1/12

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.

1/12

City of Dunnellon Historic Preservation Board
Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Dr., Dunnellon
5:30pm

Call (352) 465-8500 for more information.

1/13

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.

1/13

Marion County Affordable Housing Advisory Committee
Green Clover Hall, 315 SE 25th Ave.
3:30pm

Call (352) 671-8770 for more information.

1/14

Marion County Development Review Committee Staff Meeting
Office of the County Engineer Building 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.

ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

1/8

Indigo
Spanish Springs Town Square | 5pm

1/8

Cactus Jack & the Cadillacs
Brownwood Paddock Square | 5pm

1/8

Crossfire
Lake Sumter Landing Market | 5pm

1/8

Chris Poindexter
Shuckin Shack | 6pm

1/8

The Big Bad
Crazy Cucumber Eatery and Bar | 7pm

1/8

Cote Deonath/Elvis in Las Vegas
Orange Blossom Opry | 7pm

1/8

Caly Bryan
The Keep Downtown | 8pm

1/8

Noah Hunton
The Corkscrew | 8pm

1/8

Dueling Pianos
The Lodge | 8pm

1/8

John Johnson
County Line Smokehouse & Spirits | 8pm

1/9

Cote Deonath/Elvis: the 68 Comeback
Orange Blossom Opry | 2:30pm

1/9

Caribe Groove
Spanish Springs Town Square | 5pm

1/9

Penta
Lake Sumter Landing Market Square | 5pm

1/9

Clark Barrios Band
Brownwood Paddock Square | 5pm

1/9

Fareeza
Ocala Downtown Square | 6pm

1/9

Walker & Walker
Circle Square Commons | 6pm

1/9

The Mudds
La Cuisine French Restaurant | 6pm

1/9

Heather Allen
The Corkscrew | 7pm

1/9

Fareeza
O’Malley’s Alley | 10pm

1/10

The Mudds
Milano Ristorante | 5pm

1/10

Mike & Band
The Club at Candler Hills | 5pm

1/10

Ssnakeyez
Spanish Springs Town Square | 5pm

1/10

Blue Stone Circle
Lake Sumter Landing Market Square | 5pm

1/10

Chasing Amy
Brownwood Paddock Square | 5pm

1/11

Ampli-Fires
Spanish Springs Town Square | 5pm

1/11

Caribbean Chillers
Lake Sumter Landing Market Square | 5pm

1/11

Scooter the DJ
Brownwood Paddock Square | 5pm

1/12

John Dixon Band
Spanish Springs Town Square | 5pm

1/12

Cece Teneal & Soul Kamotion
Lake Sumter Landing Market Square | 5pm

1/12

Justin Heet Band
Brownwood Paddock Square | 5pm