Events – October 16-22, 2020

COMMUNITY

The Astronaut Academy exhibit at Discovery Center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday

Now-1/2

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

10/16

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

Fresh vegetables, artisan food products and handmade crafts.

10/16

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.

10/16

Casino Gala Royale
Country Club of Ocala, 6823 SE 12th Cir.
6-10pm

Marion County Building Industry Association hosts a casino night to benefit Veterans Helping Veterans. Enjoy casino games, a cash bar, hors d’oeuvres and music. Visit www.mcbia.org for tickets and more information.

 

10/16-17

Nightmare of Pine Street
Wayne’s World of Paintball, 4841 S Pine Ave
8-11:30pm

The annual haunted trail to benefit Toys for Tots features 5 acres of haunted attractions. Please wear a mask and proper footwear. Visit www.waynes-world.com or call (352) 401-1801 for more information.

10/16-18

Fall Parade of Homes
117 SE 22nd Ave.
11am-5pm Friday-Saturday, 12-5pm Sunday

Marion County Building Industry Association offers tours of nine new model homes located throughout Marion County. Visit www.mcbia.org for a map and more information.

10/16-18

The Pickin’ Patch Pumpkin Patch
11000 Rolling Hills Rd., Dunnellon
3-7pm Friday, 10am-7pm Saturday, 12-7pm Sunday

Enjoy a corn maze, kids’ hay fort with slides, hay maze and live bluegrass music as you pick a pumpkin. www.dunnellonpumpkinpatch.com

10/16-18

Coon Hollo Fall Festival and Flashlight Fall Nights
22480 N. Hwy 441, Micanopy
Festival: 4-7pm Friday, 10am-7pm Saturday, 12-7pm Sunday

Flashlight Nights: 7-9pm Friday and Saturday

The festival includes a hemp maze, pony rides, hayride, sack slide, pasture putt-putt and farm animals. Flashlight nights feature bonfires, hayrides and maze by flashlight. Visit www.coonhollo.com or call (352) 318-9258 for more information.

10/16-18

Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch
Timberline Farm, 3200 SE 115th St., Belleview
4pm-dusk Friday, 10am-dusk Saturday, 12pm-dusk Sunday

Family activities include a pumpkin patch, hay rides, slide, face painting, music, craft and food vendors and kids’ games. A portion of the proceeds benefit St. Theresa’s Soup Kitchen. Visit www.timberlinefarm.net or call (352) 454-4113 for more information.

10/17

Evergreen Cemetery Volunteer Cleanup
Evergreen Cemetery, 300 block of NW Eighth St.
8am-12pm

Volunteers are invited to clean headstones, rake leaves and pick up debris to support the restoration and beautification of this historic cemetery. Masks provided. Call Tom Casey at (352) 351-6723 for more information.

10/17

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

More than 70 vendors offer fresh produce and crafts. www.thevillagesentertainment.com

10/17

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

10/17

Drive-In Dance Party
Ocala Drive-In, 4850 S. Pine Ave.
10am-12pm

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer presents a socially distanced dance party, with attendees dancing near their vehicles to music by DJ Casey Heathman, and a pink car decorating contest. Call (352) 240-5063 or visit www.makingstrideswalk.org for more information.

10/17

Women’s March for Justice
Ocala Downtown Square
11am-2pm

The Democratic Women’s Club of Florida, in collaboration with Women’s March and We Demand Coalition, invites women to show up for justice to hold the seat of Ruth Bader Ginsburg in her memory. Visit www.dwcf.org for more information.

10/17-18

Biketober Fest
War Horse Harley-Davidson, 5331 N. US 441
11am-4pm

Enjoy food, beer, live music and a bike wash, with proceeds donated to charity. Call (352) 227-1606 or visit www.warhorseharley.com for more information.

10/18

Charity Golf Tournament
Ocala Golf Club, 3130 E. Silver Springs Blvd.
8am-3pm

Charlie Horse hosts a tournament to benefit Kimberly’s Center for Child Protection which features longest drive, closest to the pin, hole-in-one and best dressed team prizes. Email charliehorseocalagm@gmail.com or call (352) 622-4050 for more information.

10/19

Marion County – Leading the Way
Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 SW 80th St.
2-3:30pm

Kevin Sheilley of the Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership will talk about Marion County’s growth, expansion and future plans. Register for this free event at www.masterthepossibilities.org or call (352) 861-9751 for more information.

10/20

NonProfit Business Council
Ocala Police Department, 402 S. Pine Ave.
8:15-9:30am

A free monthly professional development workshop for NonProfit Business Council members. www.ocalafoundation.org/non-profit-business-council

10/20

Tuesday Talk: Business Advancement Series
CEP, 310 SE 3rd St. and virtual
8:15-9:30am

Dr. David Willis presents the latest research in sleep science and action items to improve sleep. Attend the networking breakfast and presentation or attend on Facebook Live. RSVP to andrea@ocalacep.com. www.cepocala.com.

10/20

Florida-Friendly Landscaping: Recycling Yard Waste
Virtual
10-11:30am

IFAS Marion County Master Gardeners discuss recycling yard waste, reducing stormwater runoff and protecting the waterfront. Registration via https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/marion/ is required for this free online workshop.

10/20-21

Give4Marion
Virtual
10am-10am

The Community Foundation for Ocala/Marion County’s inaugural 24-hour online giving campaign offers donors the chance to support more than nonprofit organizations that provide services to Marion County residents. www.give4marion.org

10/20

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.

10/20

Florida Springs Protection Open House
Silver Springs State Park, 5656 E. Silver Springs Blvd.
6-7:30pm

A socially distanced open house to learn about water quality issues, environmental concerns and septic tank requirements in connection with Silver and Rainbow Springs. Call (352) 438-2300 for more information.

10/20

Be: Books & Empowerment
Thrive Chiropractic, 606 SE 1st Ave.
6:30-8pm

A book club geared toward connecting female business professionals and young moms with books that empower women. https://be-books-and-empowerment.eventbrite.com.

10/21

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

Presentation by CEP President & CEO Kevin Sheilley for CEP partners. Call (352) 629-8051 for to RSVP or for more information. www.ocalacep.com

10/21

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.

10/21

Town Hall Meeting
Virtual
12-1pm

The Cancer Alliance of Marion County hosts a virtual town hall meeting for cancer patients and survivors to share challenges, successes, resources and programs. Participate online at https://zoom.us/j/93205580451. Contact Amy Roberts at (352) 732-0277 or aroberts@rboi.com for more information.

10/21

Jobs of the Future Accounting Chat
Virtual
12:15-2pm

The College of Central Florida’s Business and Technology Department hosts an informative event exploring the high-demand, high-wage career opportunities in accounting. The first 10 registrants will receive a small gift and one attendee will receive a grand prize. Register at www.cf.edu/bustechevent or contact Bonnie Hays at haysb@cf.edu for more information.

10/21

CF Dual Enrollment Information Session
Virtual
6-6:45pm

The College of Central Florida invites students and parents to learn more about dual enrollment, earning high school and college credit at the same time. Attendees will receive a waiver of application fees. Visit www.cf.edu/informationsession for more information.

10/22

Florida Feast
Southeastern Livestock Pavilion, 2232 NE Jacksonville Rd.
6-8pm

The Marion County Road Builders Association hosts a feast of authentic Florida cuisine to benefit local charities including Interfaith Emergency Services, ARC Marion and Arnette House. Enjoy food, fun prize drawings and a silent auction. www.iesmarion.org

10/22

Farmers Market
Circle Square Commons, 8405 SW 80th St.
9am-1pm

Locally grown seasonal produce, baked goods, plants and more. www.circlesquarecommons.com/farmersmarket

ARTS

Now-10/25

Pump Boys and Dinettes
Ocala Civic Theatre, 4337 E Silver Springs Blvd.
7:30pm

This high-octane, country-flavored musical set at North Carolina’s Double Cupp Diner promises a down-home good time. Performances are Thursday-Sunday through October 25th. Visit www.ocalacivictheatre.com for tickets and more information, or call (352) 236-2274.

 

Pump Boys and Dinettes is showing at 7:30 p.m. nightly through Sunday at Ocala Civic Theatre

Now-10/31

Alone Together
NOMA Gallery, 939 N. Magnolia Ave.
12-6pm

An art exhibit featuring best-in-show artists from the last five Ocala Arts Festivals presented by Fine Arts for Ocala (FAFO) and sponsored by the David & Lisa Irwin Midgett Foundation at the historic Coca Cola building. Open Thursdays-Sundays. www.fafo.org

Alone Together is on tap from noon to 6 p.m. at NOMA Gallery on North Magnolia Avenue

10/2-31

Community
Brick City Center for the Arts, 23 S. Broadway
12-6pm

Local artists take on the topic “What does community mean to you?” in this new exhibition. Opening reception October 2nd, 5:30-7:30pm; exhibit open Tuesday-Saturday through October 31st. Call (352) 369-1500 for more information.

10/12

Pre-Conception Exhibit Opening
CF Webber Gallery, 3001 SW College Rd.
10am-4pm

A solo exhibit of sculptures by Russell Bellamy features both floor-based interactive sculptures and wall-based relief sculptures influenced by the proximity of urban and rural landscapes. The exhibit is open Monday-Thursday through November 5th. Visit www.cf.edu/webber for more information.

10/15-18

Intimate Apparel
College of Central Florida-virtual
7:30pm

CF Theatre presents a streaming play filled with desire, passion and betrayal that tells the story of an Edwardian-era African American seamstress who creates exquisite lingerie for women of the boudoir and brothel alike. Visit www.cf.edu for tickets and more information.

10/16

Learning Landscape Photography
Sholom Park, 7110 SW 80th Ave.
10:30am

Photographer Ray Cech shares photography tips and tricks to help you capture the perfect nature image with your camera or smartphone. Register at www.sholompark.org or all (352) 873-0848, ext. 7650 for more information.

10/16

Ballet Barre Demonstration
NOMA Ocala, 939 N. Magnolia Ave.
12pm

Ballet dancer and instructor Leighton Okus offers an inside look at classical ballet barre. Purchase lunch onsite from DB’s Rolling Dough for a magical lunch hour, part of FAFO’s Artober. www.fafo.org

10/16

Snack-Size Plays
The Sharon – virtual
1pm

The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol introduces an entire virtual play reading in only 10 minutes – complete with snack pairing suggestions. www.thesharonstudio.com

10/16

Expressive HeARTS: Healing Through the Arts
The Monarch Center, 2895 SE 62nd St.
2-3:30pm

Hospice of Marion County hosts a gathering for adults to express grief freely and without judgment through simple writing, craft and art projects in a relaxed environment. Space is limited; register at www.monarchcenter-marion.com or call (352) 873-7456.

10/16

Ocala Symphony Orchestra: Open Rehearsal
Reilly Arts Center, 500 NE 9th St.
7-8pm

Students and their families are invited to attend a rehearsal for Ocala Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Stravinsky’s “The Soldier’s Tale.” Students can hear Maestro Matthew Wardell’s interactions with musicians and complimentary soda and snacks are provided. RSVP for this free event to info@reillyartscenter.com. Call (352) 351-1606 or visit www.reillyartscenter.com for more information.

10/17

FAFO’s Market & Mingle
Marion Cultural Alliance, 23 SW Broadway St.
1-4pm

Meet the local artists showing in FAFO’s “Community” exhibit, purchase one-of-a-kind local artworks and enjoy Infinite Ale Works brews and small bites. The event is free, and VIP tickets can be purchased for early admission. Follow @FineArtsForOcala on Facebook or email fafoocala@gmail.com for more information.

10/17

Ocala Symphony Orchestra: The Soldier’s Tale
Reilly Arts Center, 500 NE 9th St.
7:30pm

Stravinsky’s “The Soldier’s Tale” was written in 1918 at the height of the Spanish Flu pandemic. This special collaboration with Dance Alive National Ballet features Joshua Mazur as narrator. Distanced seating is limited. Call (352) 351-1606 or visit www.reillyartscenter.com for tickets.

10/18

Petals and Paint: Sunflowers, You are my Sunshine
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 sunflowers and a painting of the design in the theme “You are my Sunshine.” Register at www.julieshealy.com or call (352) 875-2419.

10/19

Hinterlands Exhibit Opening
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. Exhibit open Monday-Friday through January 8th. Call (352) 629-8447 for more information.

10/20

Teaching Tuesday: Kusama Pumpkin
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 www.facebook.com/appletonmuseum.

10/22

Teachable Thursdays
NOMA Ocala, 939 N. Magnolia Ave.
3:30-4:30pm

Artist Maggie Weakley offers a free class for adults and kids age 7 and up and promises even those who say “I can’t draw” can learn to see like an artist. Email callmaggie@yahoo.com for more information.

10/22

FAFO Artists’ Panel
NOMA Ocala, 939 N. Magnolia Ave.
5:30pm

Fine Arts for Ocala offers a free art discussion with local artists. Bring your favorite beverage and your art questions and join the conversation. www.fafo.org

GOVERNMENT

10/19

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.

10/20

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

Call (352) 438-2323 for more information.

10/20

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

Public hearing to consider an amendment to a developmental agreement for Freedom Crossings and an amendment to ordinance 08-16. Call (352) 438-2300 for more information.

10/20

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.

10/20

Community Redevelopment Area Board
McPherson Government Complex Auditorium, 601 SE 25th Ave.
1:50pm

Contact Chris Rison at (352) 438-2600 for more information.

10/20

Marion County Commission Planning & Zoning
McPherson Government Complex Auditorium, 601 SE 25th Ave.
2pm

Call (352) 438-2600 for more information.

10/20

Ocala Community Redevelopment Area Agency Board
Ocala City Hall, 110 SE Watula Ave. and online
4:45pm

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

10/20

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

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

10/20

City of Dunnellon Planning Commission
Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Dr., Dunnellon
5:30pm

Call (352) 465-8500 for more information.

10/20

Belleview City Commission
City Hall Commission Room, 5443 SE Abshier Blvd., Belleview
6pm

Call (352) 245-7021 for more information.

10/21

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

Call (352) 671-8560 for more information.

10/22

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.

10/22

Silver Springs Shores Tax Advisory Council
Virtual
11:30am

Participate online via https://zoom.us/j/99234254171. Call (352) 629-8243 for more information.

ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

10/16

Becky Sinn
Ocala Downtown Square | 6-8pm

10/16

Chris Poindexter
Loco’s Grill & Pub | 6-9pm

10/16

Friday Night Live
Orange Blossom Opry | 7pm

10/16

Jeff Jarrett
Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar | 6-9pm

10/16

Music from the Heart
The Keep Downtown | 7-11pm

10/17

Rob Hazen
Bank Street Patio Bar | 2-6pm

10/17

Housten Keen 
The Black Sheep on Broadway | 5:30-9:30pm

10/17

Doug Adams
Hiatus Brewing Company |6:30-9:30pm

10/17

Humans in Disguise
Bank Street Patio Bar | 7:30-11:30pm

10/17

Jeff Jarrett
The Lodge | 9pm-12am

10/18

Grass Campers
Bank Street Patio Bar | 10am-2pm

10/22

Jeff Jarrett
Bank Street Patio Bar | 5-9pm

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