Events – October 9-15, 2020


Delaney Peets, 3, whose mother works at Mojo’s, gets to sit in the patrol car of officer Dylan Grosso of the Ocala Police Department during the annual Feeding The Fearless event held for Sept. 11 at Mojo’s-Food. Music. Soul. on Southwest 17th Street in Ocala, Fla. on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. For the past four years on 9/11, Ron “Rondo” Fernandez and Mojo’s have been feeding first responders, with volunteers delivering food to every law enforcement agency, every fire rescue station and hospital in Marion County. [Bruce Ackerman/Ocala Gazette] 2020.

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Posted October 9, 2020 | Compiled by Lisa McGinnes |

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

10/9

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

Fresh vegetables, artisan food products and handmade crafts.

10/9

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.

10/9-11

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

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

10/10

Wear Your Wings Domestic Violence Run/Walk
Virtual

Run or walk your own 5K course and submit your time by October 10th to participate in this year’s virtual 5K to support resources and services for victims and survivors of domestic violence. Visit https://wearyourwingsdvrun.eventbrite.com to register or call Monica at (352) 438-5993 for more information

10/10

Down for Donuts
CrossFit Iron Legion, 217 SE 1st Ave.
8am-5pm

The 5th annual fitness competition to benefit GiGi’s Playhouse, a Down Syndrome achievement center, offers coffee, donuts, a silent auction and family fun. www.down-for-donuts.com

10/10

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

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

10/10

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

10/10-11

Coon Hollo Fall Festival Makers Market
22480 N Hwy 441, Micanopy
10am-7pm Saturday,12-7pm Sunday

Shop arts, crafts and locally grown food products from local vendors. Call (352) 318-9258 for more information.

10/11

Run for the Mutts
Everyone’s Drinking Tavern, 3865 SE 58th Ave.
8am-6pm

The 7th annual motorcycle run to benefit the Humane Society of Marion County includes food, live music and raffles. Call Butch at (352) 596-8316 for more information.

10/11

Storybook Drive-In: Reading Under the Starts
Ocala Drive-In, 4850 S. Pine Ave.
7-9pm

Episcopal Children’s Services invites families to a community read-along complete with costumed characters and free books for children. Registration required at www.ecs4kids.org. Call Kelly Scott at (352) 207-5965 for more information.

10/13

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

Email tom@ocalacep.com for more information.

10/13

Florida-Friendly Landscaping: Managing Pests
Virtual
10-11:30am

IFAS Marion County Master Gardeners show you how to provide critical wildlife habitat in your own backyard. Registration via https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/marion/ is required for this free online workshop.

10/13

Florida Springs Protection Open House
American Legion Post 58, 10730 US Hwy 41, Dunnellon
6-8pm

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.

10/13

How to Run a Nonprofit Organization
Online via http://midflorida.score.org
7-8:30pm

Learn how to start and run a not-for-profit corporation from Jim Moody of the Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy and Non-Profit Leadership. Email midflorida@scorevolunteer.org to register for this free online workshop.

10/13-14

Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing
Southeastern Livestock Pavilion, 2232 NE Jacksonville Rd.
8-10am

The Department of Health in Marion County is offering drive-through COVID-19 testing for adults with photo ID and children accompanied by a parent. Call (352) 644-2590 for more information.

10/14

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.

10/14

Sell Online This Holiday Season
Online via http://midflorida.score.org
12-1pm

Learn how to sell online to holiday shoppers from the experts at Google. Email midflorida@scorevolunteer.org to register for this free online workshop.

10/14

Fundraising During COVID-19
Community Foundation Ocala Marion County – virtual
1-4pm

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. Alyce Lee Stansbury, CFRE, will present fundraising strategies for an unprecedented time. Registration at www.ocalafoundation.org is required.

10/14

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.

10/14

Young Professionals Whiskey Tasting
Brick City Southern Kitchen & Whiskey Bar, 10 S. Magnolia Ave.
6:30-8pm

Join the CEP’s Young Professionals Ocala for a special whiskey tasting event. Email andrea@ocalacep.com to register or for more information.

10/15

CEP 75 West Networkers
Canterfield of Ocala, 9589 SW State Road 200
8-9:30am

Call Laurel at (352) 817-6984 for more information.

10/15

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

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

10/15

Manufacturing and Logistics Career Fair
Virtual
10-11:30am

CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion, in partnership with the Mid-FL Regional Manufacturers Association, invites jobseekers to connect with local manufacturing and logistics companies with jobs to fill. Register at www.careersourceclm.com or call (800) 434-5627.

10/15

Florida Springs Protection Open House
Kiwanis Beach at Albright Park, 15380 SE 140th Ave Rd.
6-8pm

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.

10/15

CEP Equine Initiative
Fairfield Farm, 1430 NW 114th Loop
2-3:30pm

Email louisa@ocalacep.com for more information about the meeting and farm tour.

10/15

CEP Business After Hours
The Electrified Garage, 1829 NW 10th St.
5-7pm

In-person networking is back, with door prizes at 6pm. No RSVP required-just bring your business cards. Email jim@ocalacep.com for more information.

10/15

Staying Afloat with Cash Flow Analysis
Online via http://midflorida.score.org
7-8pm

Learn how to determine if you have the cash to survive until things turn around from John Manry of Sage Software. Email midflorida@scorevolunteer.org to register for this free online workshop.

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.

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.

10/9

Coffee with the Conductor
Reilly Arts Center, 500 NE 9th St.
10am

The public is invited to learn about “The Soldier’s Tale” and composer Igor Stravinsky from Ocala Symphony Orchestra Maestro Matthew Wardell. Call (352) 351-1606 for tickets or more information. www.reillyartscenter.com

10/9

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

10/9

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.

10/9

Deborah
The Sharon (Virtual)
7pm

A staged play reading of the real story of Deborah Sampson, who dressed as a man and fought in the Revolutionary War. www.thesharon.com

10/10

FAFO’s Family, Crafts & Coffee
Marion Cultural Alliance, 23 SW Broadway
10am-12pm

Fine Arts for Ocala (FAFO) invites families for a morning of art-inspired fun, with pumpkins to paint and coffee and pop tarts from Buzz and Grind. Tickets available at www.eventbrite.com/e/fafos-family-crafts-coffee-tickets-121867861053.

10/10

Second Saturday Art Studio
Brick City Center for the Arts, 23 S. Broadway
10am-12:30pm

Bring your own painting supplies and create your own masterpiece with artist Kay Deuben. Canvas, coffee and snacks included. For ages 12 and up. RSVP Ashley.justiano@mcaocala.com or call (352) 369-1500.

10/10

Listening to the Canvas: How to Empathize with Historical Perspective
NOMA Ocala, 939 N. Magnolia Ave.
6-8pm

David Reutter, curator of the “Alone Together” art show, offers a complimentary conversation about the representational elements, media and subject matter of the paintings according to historical precedent.

10/11

The Villages Philharmonic Orchestra Pops Concert
The Sharon Performing Arts Center
3pm & 7pm

The orchestra and featured guest artists perform a show filled with patriotic songs, Broadway classics and American standards. Call (352) 753-3229 or visit www.thesharon.com for tickets.

10/12

Pre-Conception
CF Webber Gallery, 3001 SW College Rd.
10am

The College of Central Florida’s Webber Gallery reopens with Russell Bellamy’s solo show “Pre-Conception.” Exhibit open through November 5th, Monday-Thursday 10am-4pm. www.cf.edu

10/13

Teaching Tuesday: Bubble Painting
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.

10/15

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

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.

10/15

Artist’s Outlook
Appleton Museum – virtual
7-8:15pm

A free Zoom chat with Jacksonville-based printmaker Annelies Dykgraaf, whose work references textile pattern designs and themes of West African folk tales and myths. www.appletonmuseum.org

GOVERNMENT

10/12

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.

10/12

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

Call (352) 245-7021 for more information.

10/12

City of Ocala Housing Authority Special Meeting
Virtual – www.ocalahousing.org
5:30pm

Call (352) 369-2636 ext. 231 for more information.

10/12

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.

10/12

Marion County Historical Commission
Growth Service Training Room, 2710 E. Silver Springs Blvd.
6pm

Call Jennifer Clark at (352) 438-2306 for more information.

10/13

Marion County Soil and Water Conservation District Board
Virtual – by phone
9:30am

Participate by phone at (515) 604-9578, access code 633 286. Call Ann Bishop at (352) 438-2475 for more information.

10/13

Marion Oaks MSTU for General Services Advisory Board
Marion Oaks Community Center annex, 280 Marion Oaks Ln.
10:30am

For more information, call (352) 307-1037.

10/13

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.

10/13

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

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

10/13

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.

10/13

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.

10/13

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.

10/13

Silver Springs Shores Tax Advisory Council
Silver Springs Shores Community Center, 590 Silver Rd.
6pm

Call (352) 438-2810 for more information.

10/14

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.

10/14

Marion County Affordable Housing Advisory Committee
Growth Services Training Room, 2710 E. Silver Springs Blvd.
3:30pm

Call (352) 671-8774 for more information.

10/15

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.

10/15

Ocala/Marion TPO Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board
Marion Senior Services, 1101 SW 20th Ct.
2pm

Call (352) 438-2630 for more information.

10/15

Marion County Local Mitigation Strategy Meeting
Growth Services Training Room, 2710 E. Silver Springs Blvd.
4pm

Call (352) 438-2611 for more information.

10/15

Rainbow Lakes Estates Public Advisory Board
Rainbow Lakes Estates Clubhouse, 4020 SW Deepwater Ct., Dunnellon
6:30pm

Call (352) 489-4280 for more information.

ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

10/9

Rob Hazen
Bank Street Patio Bar | 3-7pm

10/9

Conrad Marcum
Loco’s Grill & Pub | 5-9pm

10/9

Humans In Disguise
Ocala Downtown Square | 6-8pm

10/9

John Copeland
Infinite Ale Works | 7pm

10/9

Friday Night Live
Orange Blossom Opry | 7pm

10/9

Divas Through the Decades Starring Pinky
The Sharon Lobby Lounge | 7pm

10/9

Voltron Collective
Marion Theatre | 7-8:15pm

10/9

Becky Sinn
The Keep Downtown | 7-10pm

10/9

The Big Bad
The Crazy Cucumber | 7-10pm

10/9

Dueling Pianos
The Lodge | 8-11pm

10/9

Jeff Jarrett
100 Proof Saloon | 9pm-12am

10/10

Swing Theory
Brownwood Square | 5-9pm

10/10

Grass Campers
Bank Street Patio Bar | 7:30-11:30pm

10/10

Conrad Marcum
Black Sheep On Broadway | 8-11pm

10/11

Adam Rountree
Pi On Broadway | 11:30am

10/11

Nate Leslie
Bank Street Patio Bar | 12-4pm

10/15

Gilly & the Girl
Bank Street Patio Bar | 5-9pm

10/15

Jeff Jarrett
Charlie Horse | 6-9pm

10/15

Orange Blossom Opry Showcase
Orange Blossom Opry | 7pm

10/15

Heather Lynne
Pi On Broadway | 7-10pm

10/3

2nd Rockin Night
Black Sheep On Broadway | 8pm

10/3

2nd Rockin Night
Black Sheep On Broadway | 8pm

10/3

2nd Rockin Night
Black Sheep On Broadway | 8pm

10/4

Conrad Marcum
The Black Sheep on Broadway | 5-9pm