Events – July 20 – July 26, 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 20, 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.

7/21

Tuesday Talks: Lifestyle Practices for Strengthening Your Immunity
Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership (CEP)
310 SE 3rd Ave. or on Facebook Live |
8:15am

Feeling overwhelmed on how to protect yourself and your family from illness? Jamie Schofield, MA and Ashlee Seek, DNP present four areas of focus when boosting your body’s defense. RSVP to andrea@cep.com.

7/21

Biz Promoters Networks Group
Power Plant Business Incubator
405 SE Osceola Ave. |
11:30am-12:30pm

Bring your own lunch. Email tom@ocalacep.com for more information.

7/21

2020 Candidate Debate
Southeastern Livestock Pavilion Extension Auditorium
2232 NE Jacksonville Rd. |
6-10pm

Local candidate for offices including Property Appraiser, County Commission Districts 1 and 3 and School Board District 1 debate the issues. Call (352) 694-4133 for more information.

7/22

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.

7/22

7/24

Volunteer Management Workshop
Community Foundation Ocala Marion County – virtual
July 22, Part 1; July 24, Part 2 | 1-2:30pm

Presented by Michelle Turman, MA, CFRE, 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. Register with  kelsie@ocalafoundation.org to receive a Zoom invitation.

7/22

Dual Enrollment Virtual Information Session
College of Central Florida – virtual | 6pm

High school students and parents are invited to learn about how to earn high school and college credit at the same time. Email dualenrollment@cf.edu for information on how to join this Zoom meeting.

7/23

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

7/23

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

7/24

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.

7/25

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

ARTS

7/23 – 25

Broadway Under the Stars
Ocala Civic Theatre
4337 E. Silver Springs Blvd. |
8-9:30pm

OCT debuts an intimate cabaret on the new outdoor stage. Seating is limited at safely distanced tables of four on the patio around the stage and patrons may purchase outdoor concessions. www.ocalacivictheatre.com

7/24

Art in the Attic VIP Sip & Shop
Brick City Center for the Arts
23 SW Broadway St. |
5pm

Get first pick of the art treasures at the VIP preview night before Marion Cultural Alliance’s annual artsy yard sale fundraiser. Call (352) 369-1500 for tickets.

7/24

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

This week’s online concert features The Deep Hollow, a folky acoustic trio from Springfield, Illinois. Ocala was awarded the Levitt Foundation’s free concert series for a fourth year in 2020, but the live shows are postponed. www.levitt.org

7/24

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.

7/25 – 8/1

Art in the Attic
Brick City Center for the Arts
23 SW Broadway St. |
Saturdays 11am-4pm; Monday-Friday 10am-5pm

Shop Marion Cultural Alliance’s annual tag sale fundraiser to find donated paintings, prints, drawings and photographs at yard sale prices. Visit www.mcaocala.org or call (352) 369-1500 for more information. www.mcaocala.org

GOVERNMENT

7/20

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.

7/21

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

Call (352) 438-2323 for more information.

7/21

Marion County Public Hearing|
McPherson Government Complex Auditorium
601 SE 25th Ave. |
10am

Continuation of public hearing to consider an ordinance to amend chapter 5.5 of the county building code. Call (352) 438-2400 for more information.

7/21

Marion County Public Hearing
McPherson Government Complex Auditorium
601 SE 25th Ave. |
10am

Public hearing to discuss community development block grant, HOME Investment Partnership and Emergency Shelter/Solutions Grant action plan. Call (352) 671-8770 for more information.

7/21

Hospital District Board of Trustees & Munroe Regional Health System Committees
Hospital District Office
1121 SW First Ave. |
12pm

Call (352) 622-3662 for more information.

7/21

Marion County Commission Zoning Meeting
McPherson Government Complex Auditorium
601 SE 25th Ave. |
2pm

Call (352) 438-2600 for more information.

7/21

Community Redevelopment Area Agency Board Meeting
Ocala City Hall
110 SE Watula Avenue and online |
4:45pm

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

7/21

Ocala City Council
Ocala City Hall
110 SE Watula Ave. and online |
5pm

Email citycouncil@ocalafl.org to submit questions or get more information. Visit https://www.ocalafl.org/government/public-notices to participate online via Zoom.

7/21

Belleview City Commission Meeting
Belleview City Hall
5343 SE Abshier Blvd., Belleview |
6-8pm

Call (352) 245-7021 for more information.

7/23

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.

7/23

Ocala 2035 Vision Leadership Group Meeting
Virtual on Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/91420467533 | 11:30am

Email dboston@ocalafl.org or call (352) 629-8243 for more information.

EQUINE

7/21

Polo Match
Tamarian Farms
4615 NW 110th Ave. |
6-8pm

Spectators welcome to watch mounted players engaged in the sport of kings. www.teamresolutepolo.com

7/24 – 25

Southeastern Pro Rodeo
Southeastern Livestock Pavilion
2232 NE Jacksonville Rd. |
7:30-10pm

The heart-stopping, hoof-pounding excitement racing, riding, roping and wrestling—and the most dangerous eight seconds in sports: bull riding. www.ocalarodeo.com

ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

7/23

Orange Blossom Opry Showcase
Orange Blossom Opry | 5pm & 8pm

7/23

Jeff Jarrett
Pi on Broadway | 7:30-10:30pm

7/24

Friday Night Live: Hits of the ‘90s
Orange Blossom Opry | 5pm & 8pm

7/24

Becky Sinn
Ocala Downtown Square | 6-8pm

7/24

Harry O
Hiatus Brewing Company | 6-9pm

7/25

Conrad Marcum
Eaton’s Beach Sandbar & Grill | 2-6pm

7/25

Iconic Women of the Grand Ole Opry
Orange Blossom Opry | 5pm & 8pm

7/25

The Mudds Blues Band
Hiatus Brewing Company | 6-9pm