Events – October 30-November 5, 2020

COMMUNITY

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

10/30

Friday Talks Business Advancement Series
Virtual
8:30-9:30am

The Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership (CEP) hosts Cindy LeCouris of CareerSource Levy Marion presenting “Workforce Support for Today’s World.” RSVP to andrea@ocalacep.com. Visit cepocala.com for more information.

10/30

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

Fresh vegetables, artisan food products and handmade crafts.

10/30

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.

 

10/30

Ocala Main Street Trick or Treat
Downtown Ocala
4-6pm

Safe trick or treating for little ones with Ocala’s small businesses. Visit facebook.com/ocalamainstreet or call (352) 421-0047 for more information.

10/30

Sunset Cinema: The Spiderwick Chronicles
Sholom Park, 7110 SW 80th Ave.
7:30pm

Bring your chairs and snacks and enjoy a family-friendly movie under the full moon. Advance registration is required; call (352) 873-0848 or visit sholompark.org for details.

10/30-31

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 coonhollo.com or call (352) 318-9258 for more information.

10/30-11/01

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 timberlinefarm.net or call (352) 454-4113 for more information.

10/30-31

Nightmare on 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 waynes-world.com or call (352) 401-1801 for more information.

10/30-31

Twilight Tales
Ocala Civic Theatre, 4337 E. Silver Springs Blvd.
8-9:15pm

Bring kids ages 3-10 for a costume parade with treat bags on the outdoor stage, then pull up a hay bale for spooky stories by jack-o-lantern light with concessions available for purchase. Visit ocalacivictheatre.com for more information.

10/31

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.

10/31

Old Florida Cracker Craft Show & Thanksgiving Festival
Harbison Farm, 4696 NE C.R. 329, Anthony
9am-6pm

Enjoy family-friendly fun the way our great-great grandparents did – with a craft show, fresh produce, kids’ costume contest, candy and activities, and a Thanksgiving meal with turkey, ham and all the trimmings. Enjoy live music, dancing and libations. Follow Harbison Farm Cattle & Produce on Facebook for more details or call (352) 239-3552.

10/31

West Coast Wine Tasting
Agapanthus, 18 SW Broadway St.
12-3pm

A drop-in tasting event featuring natural and organic wines from California, Oregon and Washington. Call (352) 401-0800 for more information. Visit shopagapanthus.com for more information.

10/31

City of Belleview Trunk or Treat
Lake Lillian, Robinson Rd., Belleview
5-8pm

Safe trick or treating with free candy for kids at this family-friendly event. Call Mariah Moody at (352) 233-2122 for more information.

10/31

Trunk or Treat & Wrestling Show
CrossFit Pinnacle, 7175 S. Pine Ave.
5-8:30pm

Free trunk or treat, haunted house and bounce houses followed by a live wrestling Halloween battle at 6pm. Visit facebook.com/crossfit.pinnacle for more information.

11/1

Ocala Cars & Coffee
War Horse Harley-Davidson, 5331 N. U.S. Hwy 441
7:30am-12pm

See unique cars, trucks and motorcycles and enjoy coffee beverages and live music. Call (352) 732-2488 for more information.

11/3

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

The CEP hosts Jeromy Williams of Chick-fil-A presenting “The recipe for Customer Service.” Participate in person or on Facebook Live. RSVP to andrea@ocalacep.com. Visit ocalacep.com for more information.

11/3

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.

11/3

Webinar: Meet Holiday Stress with Mindfulness
Virtual
2-3pm

The CEP hosts Amy K. Roberts, MSW, LCSW presenting a mindful approach to preserve your inner calm during a hectic time of year. Visit ocalacep.com for information on this Zoom meeting.

11/4

CEP South Marion NetWorks Group
The Farmhouse, 11077 SE 57th Ct., Belleview
7:30-8:30am

Contact Faith Wilt at (352) 602-5695 for more information.

11/4

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.

11/4-5

Wellness Lecture: Eat for Life
Virtual
12:30-1:30pm

Jenkins Auto Group presents Joel Fuhrman, MD discussing his nutrition and natural healing program for longevity, disease reversal and weight loss. Register for this free online workshop at jenkinscars.com.

11/5

CEP 75 West Networkers
Bank of the Ozarks, 8375 SW State Rd. 200
8-9:30am

Contact Randy Ziemann at (847) 302-2400 for more information.

11/5

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.

11/5

Hispanic Business Council
Power Plant Business Incubator, 405 SE Osceola Ave.
9:30-10:30am

Email admin@hispanicbusinesscouncil.com for more information.

ARTS

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

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.

Now -11/5

Pre-Conception Exhibit
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. Open Monday-Thursday. Visit cf.edu/webber for more information.

Now -1/1

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.

Now-1/15

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.

10/30

The Art and Life (So Far) of Jordan Shapot
NOMA Ocala, 939 N. Magnolia Ave.
12pm

Local painter Jordan Shapot will show some original artwork and talk about his background, studio practices and artistic passion. One attendee will win an art prize. Lunch available for purchase on site. Visit fafo.org for more information.

10/30

Picnics, Music and Stories with Becky Sinn
NOMA Ocala, 939 N. Magnolia Ave..
6-8pm

Bring a picnic and enjoy songstress Becky Sinn performing original songs and sharing the stories and inspirations behind them. BYOB. Visit fafo.org for more information.

11/3

Teaching Tuesday: Paper Bag Monster Puppet
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.

11/5

The Life of Bill Baggs Book Signing
Brick City Center for the Arts, 23 SW Broadway St.
5-7pm

The release event for Amy Paige Condon’s biography “A Nervous Man Shouldn’t Be Here in the First Place” is hosted by Marion Cultural Alliance and Craig and Mary Baggs and will feature author talks, an exhibition of Baggs’ memorabilia, refreshments and books for purchase. Visit mcaocala.org for more information.

GOVERNMENT

11/2

City of Ocala Investment Committee
Virtual
9am

Online at zoom.us/j/567161037. Call (352) 629-8401 for more information.

11/2

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.

11/2

Marion County Board of Adjustment Variances
Growth Services training room, 2710 E. Silver Springs Blvd.
2pm

The Board hears potential variances to code regulations and challenges to zoning code interpretations. Call (352) 438-2600 for more information.

11/3

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

Call (352) 438-2323 for more information.

11/3

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

A public hearing to consider approval of the amendment to and adoption of an ordinance related to chapter 11 of the Marion County code. Contact Dawn Phelps at (352) 438-2300 for more information.

11/3

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.

11/3

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

Call (352) 245-7021 for more information.

11/4

Marion County Public Hearing
McPherson Government Complex Auditorium, 601 SE 25th Ave.
2pm

A continuation of a public hearing to consider an amendment to the developer’s agreement regarding the Golden Ocala project site. Call (352) 438-2300 for more information.

11/4

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

Call (352) 465-8500 for more information.

11/5

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.

11/5

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

A workshop to discuss the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion-Extension Service auditorium. Call Dawn Phelps at (352) 438-2300 for more information.

ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

10/30

Jeff Jarrett
Eaton’s Beach Florisiana Cuisine | 5-9pm

10/30

Conrad Marcum
The Crazy Cucumber | 6:30pm

10/30

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

10/30

Fareeza
Infinite Ale Works| 7pm

10/30

Joe’s Garage
Charlie Horse | 7pm

10/30

The Kenny Rogers Band
Circle Square Cultural Center | 7pm

10/30

Music of Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn
Orange Blossom Opry | 7pm

10/30

Noah Hunton
The Corkscrew | 7-10pm

10/30

Grass Campers
Bank Street Patio Bar | 8pm

10/31

Rob Hazen
Bank Street Patio Bar | 2pm

10/31

Heather Lynne
The Keep Downtown | 7pm

10/31

Warren McCullough
The Corkscrew | 7-10pm

11/1

Fareeza
Pi on Broadway | 11:30am

11/1

Jeff Jarrett
Swampy’s Bar & Grille | 1-4pm

11/5

Jeff Jarrett
Ocala Downtown Square | 6-8pm

11/5

Orange Blossom Showcase
Orange Blossom Opry | 7pm

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