Events – November 6-12, 2020


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Posted November 6, 2020 | Compiled by Lisa McGinnes | Photos courtesy of City of Ocala and Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band

COMMUNITY

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Astronaut Academy
Discovery Center, 701 NE Sanchez Ave.
Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm

Kids of all ages learn about space travel with hands-on exhibits exploring the space station, Mars rover and rockets. www.mydiscoverycenter.org

11/6

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

Fresh vegetables, artisan food products and handmade crafts.

11/6

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.

11/7

Hackin’ It for Hospice
Candler Hills Golf Club, 8137 SW 90th Terrace Road
7am-12pm

This charity golf tournament benefits Hospice of Marion County. Registration begins at 7, followed by breakfast and a shotgun start at 8:45. Register your team of four at www.hospiceofmarion.com and plan to stay for lunch after the tournament. Call Damian Romano at (352) 854-4840 for more information.

11/7

Community Garden Replant Day
West Ocala Wellness Community Garden, 2200 W. State Rd. 40
8:30-10:30am

Community members are invited to replant their crops or start a new garden plot in the West Ocala Wellness Community Garden. Visit ocalafl.org/garden or call (352) 368-5540 for more information.

11/7

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

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

11/7

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. Visit ocaladowntownmarket.com for more information.

11/7

TEDxOcala
College of Central Florida, 3001 SW College Road
10am-4pm

Fifteen innovative speakers present their ideas on the theme “Voice” at Ocala’s 6th annual TedxTalk. They include renowned horse expert Pat Parelli, international speaker Courtney Epps, and other educators, storytellers, entrepreneurs and artists. Visit tedxocala.com for tickets and more information.

11/7

Brown’s Fall Festival
Brown’s Country Market, 13940 U.S. Hwy. 301, Oxford
10am-4pm

Shop seasonal produce and plants and enjoy live music, local vendors, food trucks, a classic car show, axe throwing and a kids’ corner. The event benefits Villagers for Veterans and the Humane Society of Sumter County. Call (352) 303-1550 or visit brownandbrownfarms.com for more information.

11/7-8

Six Gun Territory Wild West Weekend
Kirby Family Farm, 19650 NE 30th St., Williston
10am-4pm

Experience wild west showdowns, train robberies, shootouts and Can-Can dancers along with train rides, a petting zoo, live music, food and a carousel. Call (352) 812-7435 or visit kirbyfarm.com for more information.

11/10

Paychecks for Patriots
Virtual
10-11:30am

CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion hosts a virtual career fair for veterans. Visit careersourceclm.com or call (800) 434-5627 for more information.

11/10

Backstage Tour
Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 SW 80th St.
12-1:30pm

A behind-the-scenes guided tour including green rooms, front of the house and backstage equipment. Registration at masterthepossibilities.org is required.

11/10

Stiletto Network
CenterState Bank, 1632 E. Silver Springs Blvd.
3-4pm

Email April Savarese at asavarese@bgcofmarion.com for more information.

11/10

Exceptional Service Builds Customers
Online via http://midflorida.score.org
7-8pm

Learn why exceptional service is one of the best ways to grow your business. Email midflorida@scorevolunteer.org to register for this free online workshop.

11/11

Veterans Day Celebration
Ocala/Marion County Veterans Memorial Park, 2601 E. Fort King St.
11am

Honor local veterans with cannon fire, the playing of Taps, the laying of a wreath, a student chorus and poem recitals. Follow facebook.com/marioncountyflorida for more information.

11/11

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.

11/11

How to Stay Relevant (and tell your story) in Uncertain Times
Community Foundation Ocala Marion County – virtual
1-2:30pm

This workshop featuring speaker Annetta Wilson 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. Registration at www.ocalafoundation.org is required.

11/11

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

Young Leaders is an industry-specific networking group of the Ocala/Marion County Chamber and Economic Partnership. Email tom@ocalacep.com for more information.

11/12

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.

11/12

YPO Scavenger Hunt Shenanigans
Paddock Mall, 3100 SW College Rd.
5:30-7pm

An adult scavenger hunt for members and prospective members of Young Professionals Ocala.

11/12

Adapting Your Business Operation to the New Normal
Online via http://midflorida.score.org
7-8pm

Learn about the changes most likely to continue to impact business owners as we emerge from the pandemic shutdown as well as technologies to adapt. Email midflorida@scorevolunteer.org to register for this free online workshop.

ARTS

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Hinterlands
City Hall, 110 SE Watula Ave.
8am-5pm

Artist Megan Welch, a portrait painter and educator who lives in Northeast Florida, has created an exhibition of portraits in oil and graphite that portray the stories of those navigating the temporal nature of life, the unknown and the human condition. Open Monday-Friday. Call (352) 629-8447 for more information.

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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.

11/6-28

Paint What You Love Exhibit
Brick City Center for the Arts, 23 SW Broadway St.
Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 11am-4pm

A collective art exhibit featuring artworks in all mediums by more than 40 student artists of Marion Cultural Alliance artist Carol Basso. The opening reception will take place November 6th from 5-6pm. Email Ashley.justiniano@mcaocala.com for more information.

11/6

First Friday Art Walk
Downtown Ocala
6-9pm

Stroll historic downtown Ocala and explore more than 20 artist displays, free, hands-on family art activities and extended shopping hours. Visit ocalafl.org/artwalk or call (352) 629-8447 for more information.

11/8

Seasons of Change
NOMA Ocala, 939 N. Magnolia Ave.
11am-1pm

Enjoy Sunday brunch accompanied by live music by Godiva at the opening of the “Seasons of Change” art exhibit. Follow facebook.com/nomagalleryocala for more information.

11/8

Petals and Paint: Antique Hydrangeas and Heartfelt Gratitude
Gallery B an Art Collective Art Gallery, 405 E. Silver Springs Blvd.
2-5pm

Artist Julie Shealy and floral designer Taylor Grace come together for a unique workshop that allows participants to create two masterpieces—a custom seasonal floral arrangement featuring hydrangeas and a painting of the design in the theme “Heartfelt Gratitude.” Register at www.julieshealy.com or call (352) 875-2419.

11/8

Veterans Light the Stars
Ocala/Marion County Veterans Memorial Park, 2601 E. Fort King St.
6:30pm

Kingdom of the Sun concert band presents its ninth annual performance to honor veterans. Bring your chairs and blankets to this free concert with a fireworks finale. Visit kingdomofthesunband.org or call (352) 624-9291 for more information.

11/10

Teaching Tuesday: Thaumatrope
Appleton Museum – virtual
10-10:30am

The Appleton Museum presents a live streaming art project that the whole family can make at home with basic art and craft supplies. Online at facebook.com/appletonmuseum.

GOVERNMENT

11/9

City of Belleview Site Plan Committee
Dennis Monroe Public Works Complex, 5525 SE 119th St.
9-10am

Call (352) 245-7021 for more information.

11/9

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.

11/9

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

Call (352) 629-8404 for more information. Visit https://zoom.us/j/97314299662 to participate online.

11/9

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

Call (352) 465-8500 for more information.

11/10

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

Email tom@ocalacep.com for more information.

11/10

Marion Soil and Water District Board
Growth Services Conference Room A, 2710 E. Silver Springs Blvd.
9:30am

Call Ann Bishop at (352) 438-2475 for more information.

11/10

Ocala/Marion County TPO Technical Advisory Committee
Marion County Public Library, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd.
10:30am

For more information, contact the Transportation Planning Organization at (352) 438-2630.

11/10

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

Call (352) 622-3971 for more information.

11/10

Ocala/Marion County TPO Citizens Advisory Committee
Marion County Public Library, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd.
1pm

For more information, contact the Transportation Planning Organization at (352) 438-2630.

11/10

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.

11/10

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

Call (352) 465-8500 for more information.

11/10

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.

11/10

Marion County School Board
School Board Meeting Room, 512 SE 3rd St.
5:30pm

Call (352) 671-7700 for more information.

11/12

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.

11/12

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.

11/12

Marion County Tourist Development Council
Visitors and Convention Bureau, 109 W. Silver Springs Blvd.
9am

Call (352) 438-2800 for more information.

11/12

2020 State of the County Address
McPherson Government Complex Auditorium, 601 SE 25th Ave
7pm

Marion County will take a look back at the success of the 2019-2020 fiscal year and presentation of plans for empowering Marion County in 2021. Asl offered online at fb.com/marioncountyflorida

ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

11/6

Stephen Lopez
The Crazy Cucumber Eatery and Bar | 6:30pm

11/6

Carle Klutts
Hiatus Brewing Company | 6:30pm

11/6

John Copeland
Infinite Ale Works | 7pm

11/6

The Music of George Strait
Orange Blossom Opry | 7pm

11/6

Conrad Marcum
O’Calahan’s Pub & Eatery | 7-11pm

11/6

Fareeza
The Keep Downtown | 8pm

11/6

Roosevelt Collier Band
Marion Theatre | 8pm

11/7

Conrad Marcum
Eaton’s Beach Florisiana Cuisine | 4-8pm

11/7

Groove 41
Circle Square Commons | 6pm

11/7

Becca
The Corkscrew | 7pm

11/7

Music from the Heart
The Corkscrew | 7-10pm

11/7

Warren McCullough
The Keep Downtown | 8pm

11/8

John Copeland
Pi on Broadway | 11:30pm

11/11

Conrad Marcum
Bank Street Patio Bar | 7pm

11/12

The Big Bad
Pi on Broadway | 7pm

11/12

Jeff Jarrett
Bank Street Patio Bar | 6-10pm

11/12

Jammer All Stars Showcase
Orange Blossom Opry | 7pm