Events – September 11-17, 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 September 11, 2020 | Compiled by Lisa McGinnes

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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.

9/11

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.

9/11

Programs in the Parks: Owls and Bats
Heritage Nature Conservancy, 2005 NE Third St.
6-8pm

All ages invited to call to owls, watch bats and learn about both species.

Call (352) 368-5533 for more information.

9/11

After Dark in the Park
Tuscawilla Park, 829 NE Sanchez Ave.
8pm

Free family movie, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” Bring chairs and blankets; refreshments available for purchase.

9/12

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

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

9/12

Guns & Hoses Heroes Ride
War Horse Harley-Davidson
9am-12:30pm

The motorcycle ride to raise scholarship funds for future first responders ends at the downtown square with a bike giveaway. www.ocalamainstreet.com

9/12

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

9/12

Marion County Heart Walk
Virtual
9am

This year you can heart walk wherever you are to support the American Heart Association. www.marionheartwalk.org

9/12

Welcome to Fall Shopping Event
Paddock Mall, 3100 SW College Rd.
10am-5pm

Local mom and pop vendors set up inside center court so you can shop local, all in one place. Call (561) 929-0237 for more information.

9/12

Nonprofit Saturday
War Horse Harley-Davidson, 5331 US 441
11am-3pm

Meet and greet with live music by Karim & Stephen and food available. Call (352) 227-1606 for more information.

9/14

Simplified Business Plan Preparation
Online via http://midflorida.score.org

7-9pm

Learn how to efficiently create a business plan from presenter Rod Hosilyk in this free webinar hosted by SCORE Mid-Florida. Email midflorida@scorevolunteer.org for more information.

9/15

Science Classes for Kids
Discovery Center, 701 NE Sanchez Ave.
Times vary

Fun, interactive sessions for kids ages 2-15 run for 10 weeks. Call (352) 401-3900 for more information. www.mydiscoverycenter.org/classes

9/15

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

Amy Roberts, LCSW of Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute presents on mindfulness and stress reduction. Attend the networking breakfast and presentation or attend on Facebook Live. RSVP to andrea@ocalacep.com. www.cepocala.com.

9/15

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

9/15

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.

9/15

Watering Efficiently
Virtual
9:30-11am

Learn how over watering harms your lawn and landscape plants with IFAS Marion County Master Gardeners. Registration via https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/marion/ is required for this free online workshop.

9/16

Medicare 101
SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) – virtual
2-3:30pm

Learn more about Medicare in this free Zoom workshop offered online or by phone. Call (352) 692-5262 or email shine@agingresources.org for more information. www.floridashine.org

9/16

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.

9/16

CEP 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 more information. www.ocalacep.com

9/16

How to Be a World Changer During Uncertain Times
Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 SW 80th St.
1pm

A free presentation by author and U.S. Air Force Lt. Col Damon Friedman, who will sign his book “Igniting Movements: How Critical Factors and Special Ops Empower World Changers.” Registration required; call (352) 861-9751

9/17

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

Call (352) 817-6984 for more information.

9/17

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

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

9/17

CEP Business After Hours
Virtual
5-6pm

Quarantine-style Zoom networking with small group sessions and door prizes. Reservations required at www.ocalacep.com.

9/17

Medicare Financial Assistance Programs
SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) – virtual
2-3:30pm

Learn more about Medicare in this free Zoom workshop offered online or by phone. Call (352) 692-5262 or email shine@agingresources.org for more information. www.floridashine.org

ARTS

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Pleasures 2.0
Brick City Center for the Arts, 23 S. Broadway
Monday-Friday 10am-4pm; Sunday 11am-4pm

Marion Cultural Alliance’s annual art competition and exhibit is back by popular demand. Artists were invited to create works inspired the simple pleasures we all enjoy.

www.mcaocala.org

9/11

The Auntie Network
The Sharon – virtual
7pm

Streamed online, this staged play reading is the story of Anne, a desperate, pregnant young woman facing the realities of making choices for a baby as an adolescent. www.thesharon.com

9/12

Second Saturday Art Studio
Brick City Center for the Arts, 23 SW 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.

9/13

Petals and Paint
Gallery B, 405 E. Silver Springs Blvd.
2-5pm

Learn to design a custom seasonal floral arrangement with Taylor Grace and paint your design with instruction from artist Julie Shealy. www.julieshealy.com

9/15

Teaching Tuesday: Paper Weaving
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.

9/17

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

A free Zoom chat with Cuban-American mixed media artist Christian Duran, whose work is featured in the upcoming exhibition “The Spaces Between.” www.appletonmuseum.org

GOVERNMENT

9/14

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.

9/14

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.

9/14

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

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

9/14

City of Dunnellon Community Redevelopment Agency Board
Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Dr.
5pm

Contact Mandy Roberts at mroberts@dunnellon.org or (352) 465-8500 for more information.

9/14

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

Contact Mandy Roberts at mroberts@dunnellon.org or (352) 465-8500 for more information.

9/14

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

Call Rolando Sosa at (352) 620-0944 for more information.

9/15

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

Call (352) 438-2323 for more information.

9/15

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

Public hearing to consider the continued imposition of stormwater, solid waste and fire rescue special assessments. Call (352) 438-2650 for more information.

9/15

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

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

9/15

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

Call (352) 438-2600 for more information.

9/15

Ocala Community Redevelopment Area Agency Board
Ocala City Hall, 110 SE Watula Ave. and online
5pm

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

9/15

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.

9/15

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

Call (352) 465-8500 for more information.

9/16

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

Call (352) 671-8560 for more information.

9/17

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

Call the Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) at (352) 438-2630 for more information. www.ocalamariontpo.org

9/17

City of Ocala Brownfields Advisory Committee
Virtual
2:30pm

Call Lisa Walsh at (352) 629-8381 for more information. Visit https://us02web.zoom.us/j/92540803541 to participate online.

9/17

Marion County Historical Commission
Virtual
3pm

Call Gus Gianikas at (352) 629-8311 for more information. Visit https://zoom.us/j/98880108458 to participate online.

9/17

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

Call (352) 489-4280 for more information.

9/17

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 committee. Call (352) 671-8686 for more information.

ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

9/11

Nate Leslie
Bank Street Patio Bar | 3pm

9/11

Heather Lynne
Horse & Hounds Restaurant & Pub | 6pm

9/11

The Big Bad
The Crazy Cucumber | 7pm

9/11

Dueling Pianos
The Lodge | 8pm

9/12

Jeff Jarrett
Eaton’s Beach Sandbar & Grill | 2pm-6pm

9/12

Propaganjah
Bank Street Patio Bar | 7pm

9/13

Conrad Marcum
Bank Street Patio Bar | 12pm

9/15

Miranda Madison
Bank Street Patio Bar | 6pm-9pm

9/17

Jeff Jarrett
Bank Street Patio Bar | 6pm-10pm