Events – July 27 – July 31, 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 27, 2020 | Compiled by Lisa McGinnes

COMMUNITY

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.

7/27

Give4Marion Webinar
Community Foundation Ocala/Marion County – virtual
1:30am-12:30pm

Learn how your organization can participate in Ocala/Marion County’s inaugural 24-hour community-wide giving day on October 20, 2020. Register in advance for this Zoom meeting at www.ocalafoundation.org.

7/28

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

Chamber Execs and Marketing Group. Email tom@ocalacep.com for more information.

7/28

Stiletto Network
CenterState Bank, 1632 E. Silver Springs Blvd.
4-5pm

Email tom@ocalacep.com for more information.

7/28

WinePO
The Keep Downtown, 36 SW 1st Ave.
5:30-7:30pm

Young Professionals Ocala’s monthly social series for current and future members. Enjoy The Keep’s wine, beer, cider and mead as well as non-alcoholic drinks and food with a 10 percent discount. Email andrea@ocalacep.com for more information.

7/29

CEP 101
Ocala/Marion Chamber & Economic Partnership, 310 SE 3rd St.
8:30-9:30am

CEP partners and their staff are invited to learn about CEP events, programs, initiatives and benefits. Email jim@ocalacep.com for more information.

7/29

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.

7/29

Virtual Open House
College of Central Florida – virtual
10am-12pm & 2-5pm

Thinking about college? Bring your questions about financial aid, the FAFSA form and CF programs—and apply with no admission fee. Register in advance for 10am-12pm or 2-5pm Zoom sessions at www.cf.edu.

7/30

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.

7/30

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

7/31

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.

7/31

Getting Ready to Apply for Grants
Community Foundation Nonprofit Resource Center – virtual
11:45am-1pm

Ann McKinley, CFRE, GPC, Director of Grant Services for the Nonprofit Resource Center, shares grant tips and tools. Register online at https://www.ocalafoundation.org/brown-bag-basics/ to receive a link to the Zoom meeting.

ARTS

Now
-8/1

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

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.

7/28

Spoken Word Ocala Zoom Open Mic
Virtual – online at https://zoom.us/j/99248285219
7-9pm

Poets of any style are invited to read their poetry aloud. Enjoy original works from beat to baroque, formal to freestyle, spoken word to academic and everything in between.

7/30

The Craft of Drawing, An Art School Experience
Senior Learners – virtual
1-3pm

This introductory session led by Thom Thomas will be followed up by a series of four classes in August. Call (352) 239-8780 or visit www.seniorlearners.org for more information.

7/30

Casting Crowns Drive-In Theater Tour
Ocala Drive-In, 4850 S. Pine Ave.
7-10pm

The popular Christian rock band originally from Daytona Beach performs live and in-person on stage. Tickets for the family-friendly socially distanced performance are sold per carload and are available at www.castingcrowns.com/tour

7/30
-8/1

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

7/30

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

This online concert features The Woodshedders, a five-member indie roots band from Virginia. Ocala was awarded the Levitt Foundation’s free concert series for a fourth year in 2020, but live shows have been postponed until 2021. www.levitt.org

7/31

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.

7/31

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

This online concert features EhShawnee, a Dominican salsa singer from Rhode Island. www.levitt.org

GOVERNMENT

7/27

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.

7/27

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.

7/27

Hospital District Board of Trustees & Munroe Regional Health System
Hospital District Office, 1121 SW First Ave.
5pm

The Marion County Hospital District creates specific initiatives impacting prioritized health concerns while promoting healthier lifestyles for Marion County residents. Call (352) 622-3662 for more information.

7/27

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.

7/27

Ocala Housing Authority Annual Meeting
Ocala Housing Authority – virtual
6pm

Call (352) 369-2636 for more information or to request accommodation for a disability.

7/28

Soil and Water Conservation District Board Workshop
USDA Ocala Service Center, 2441 NE Third St.
12:30pm

For more information, call (352) 622-3971, ext. 3.

7/28

City of Belleview Code Enforcement Board
City Hall Commission Room, 5443 SE Abshier Blvd., Belleview
5:30-6:30pm

Call (352) 245-7021 for more information.

7/28

Marion County School Board
School Board Meeting Room, 512 SE Third St.
5:30pm

Call (352) 671-7077 for more information or to request special assistance due to a disability at least 72 hours in advance.

7/30

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.

7/30

North Magnolia CRA Advisory Committee
Citizen Service Center 2nd Floor Training Room, 201 SE 3rd St.
8:30am

Call (352) 629-8287 for more information or to request accommodation for a disability at least 48 hours in advance.

EQUINE

7/28

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

ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

7/28

Becky Sinn
Ocala Downtown Square | 6-8pm

7/30

Jeff Jarrett
Bank Street Patio Bar | 6-10pm

7/30

Orange Blossom Showcase
Orange Blossom Opry | 7pm

7/31

The Mudds
Whispering Oaks Winery | 6-9pm

7/31

Thomas Anthony
Hiatus Brewing Company | 6-9pm

7/31

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

7/31

Friday Night Live
Orange Blossom Opry | 7pm