Events – July 13 – July 19, 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 July 13, 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.

7/14

NetWorks Referral and Advisory Group
Power Plant Business Incubator, 405 SE Osceola Ave. | 8:15-9:15am
Email tom@ocalacep.com for more information.

7/14

Networking University
Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership (CEP)
310 SE 3rd Ave. | 11:30am-1pm

CEP members are invited to learn how the pros build their business through making connections. Email jim@ocalacep.com for more information.

7/14

Novels at Night Book Club
Marion County Public Library – virtual | 4-5pm

Join a lively online book discussion of Tara Westover’s “Educated” with other readers. Call (352) 671-8551 for more information.

7/14

Stiletto Network
CenterState Bank, 1632 E. Silver Springs Blvd. | 4-5pm
Email tom@ocalacep.com for more information.

7/14

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.

7/15

ExCEPtional Mornings Breakfast
Church of Hope, 3233 SE Maricamp Rd. | 7:30-9am

CEP partners and their guests are invited to learn about topics that impact local businesses and our community. To register, call (352) 629-8051.

7/15

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.

7/16

CEP 75 West Networkers
Canterfield of Ocala
9589 SW State Road 200 |
8-9:30am
Call (352) 817-6984 for more information.

7/16

Circle Square Commons Farmers Market
On Top of the World
8405 SW 80th St. | 
9am-1pm

Shop the outdoor market featuring local produce, plants, baked goods and specialty items. www.circlesquarecommonsfarmersmarket.com

7/16

Brick City Farmer’s 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. www.brickcityfarmersmarket.com

7/16

Business After Hours
Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership – virtual
5-6pm

The CEP’s most popular networking event goes online. Space is limited; register at www.ocalacep.com.

7/17

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.

7/17

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

7/18

Ocala Style Bridal Show
Paddock Mall, 3100 SW College Rd.
2-6pm

Brides-to-be are invited for a free fashion show, DJ and dancing, dance demonstrations, food tastings and photo booth. $20 VIP tickets include champagne bar, gift bag, exclusive giveaways and the chance to win a dream wedding. RSVP at www.ocalastyle.com/bridal.

7/18

Ocala Style Bridal Show
Paddock Mall, 3100 SW College Rd.
2-6pm

Brides-to-be are invited for a free fashion show, DJ and dancing, dance demonstrations, food tastings and photo booth. $20 VIP tickets include champagne bar, gift bag, exclusive giveaways and the chance to win a dream wedding. RSVP at www.ocalastyle.com/bridal.

ARTS

7/18

Ocklawaha: Wild & Endangered River
Brick City Center for the Arts, 23 SW Broadway St.

Marion Cultural Alliance and Free the Ocklawaha invite you to a mixed-media art exhibit featuring award-winning photographers, Paleo-art sculptors and landscape painters. www.mcaocala.org

7/15

7/22

7/29

Acting Shakespeare
The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center – virtual
1-4pm

This three-session workshop introduces acting students ages 14 and up to the rhythms, rhetorical devices and historical context of the timeless works of The Bard. Participants must attend all three sessions. Visit www.thesharon.com/academy for more information.

7/17

Pet and Animal Portrait Mixed Media Class
Marion County Literacy Council, 120 SW 5th St. | 5:30-8:30pm

Learn how to capture your pet or favorite animal—no experience necessary. Local artist Maggie Weakley invites you to experiment with stamps, paints, papers and patterns to create a one-of-a-kind work of art. Call (352) 615-5429 to register.

7/17

The Violet Sisters
The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center – virtual | 7pm

Two sisters reunite after Hurricane Sandy and learn to forgive when they cannot forget in this realistic comedy filmed at The Studio Theatre Stage and offered online. Visit www.thesharon.com for tickets.

GOVERNMENT

7/13

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.

7/13

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.

7/13

Marion County Family Law Advisory Group
Marion County Courthouse, 110 NW First Ave. | 3:30pm
Call (352) 253-4451 for more information.

7/13

Dunnellon City Council Meeting
Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Dr., Dunnellon | 5:30pm
Call (352) 465-8500 for more information.

7/13

Marion County Historical Commission
Growth Services Training Room, 2710 E. Silver Springs Blvd. | 6pm
Call (352) 620-0944 for more information.

7/14

Marion County Soil and Water Conservation District Board
USDA Ocala Service Center – virtual | 9:30am

To participate in this phone meeting, call (515) 604-9578, access code 633 286. Call (352) 414-7808 for more information.

7/14

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.

7/14

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.

7/14

City of Dunnellon Historic Preservation Board
Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Dr., Dunnellon | 5:30pm
Call (352) 465-8500 for more information.

7/15

Marion County Parks and Recreation Advisory Council
Parks and Recreation Conference Room, 111 SE 25th Ave. | 3pm

The Advisory Council aids the Parks and Recreation Department on policy issues. Call (352) 671-8560 for more information.

7/15

Marion County Affordable Housing Advisory Committee
Growth Services Training Room, 2710 E. Silver Springs Blvd. | 3:30pm
Call (352) 671-8774 for more information.

7/16

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.

7/16

Marion County Local Mitigation Strategy Meeting
Growth Services Training Room, 2710 E. Silver Springs Blvd.
Call (352) 438-2600 for more information.

7/16

Rainbow Lakes Estates Public Advisory Board
Rainbow Lakes Estates Clubhouse, 4020 SW Deepwater Ct., Dunnellon
6:30pm
Call (352) 489-4280 for more information.

EQUINE

7/13

Equine Initiative Meeting
Ocala Breeders Sales (OBS) Pavilion, 1701 SW 60th Ave.
2-2:30pm

CEP equine partners are invited to tour OBS and learn how the 2-year-old in training sale works. Email louisa@ocalacep.com for more information.

ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

7/14

Miranda MADison
La Cuisine French Restaurant | 6-9pm

7/17

D and Nate Project
Hiatus Brewing Company | 6-9pm

7/17

Heather Lynne
Horse & Hounds Restaurant & Pub | 6-9pm

7/18

Lou Katz
Hiatus Brewing Company | 6-9pm

7/18

Delta Rose Band
Circle Square Commons | 7-10pm

7/18

Jeff Jarrett
The Lodge | 9pm-12am

7/19

Jeff Jarrett
Swamp’s Bar & Grille, Dunnellon | 1-4pm

7/19

Conrad Marcum
Gator Joe’s Beach Bar & Grill | 3-7pm