Events – September 18-24, 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 18, 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.

9/18

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

Fresh vegetables, artisan food products and handmade crafts.

9/18

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.

9/19

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

More than 70 vendors offer fresh produce and crafts.

www.thevillagesentertainment.com

9/19

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

9/19

Wag on Wheels
Shores Plaza, 6833 SE Maricamp Rd.
10am-1pm

A classic car show to benefit Williston Animal Group, a no-kill, nonprofit dog rescue. Call Kathy at (352) 208-0573 for more information.

9/20

Swap Meet Sunday
War Horse Harley-Davidson, 5331 N US Hwy 441
9am-2pm

The event includes a Christian Motorcycles Association church service at 10am, food and live music by Dead Beatles beginning at 3:30pm. Email marketing@warhorseharley.com for more information.

9/21

Ocala Wetland Recharge Park Opening
2105 NW 21st St.
Sunrise-Sunset

Opening day for the new 60-acre conservation area with 2 1/2 miles of walking trails and scenic boardwalks. Call (352) 351-6772 for more information.

9/22

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

Chamber Execs and Marketing Group. Email tom@ocalacep.com for more information.

9/22

Be Scam Smart
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

9/22

Stiletto Network
CenterState Bank, 1632 E. Silver Springs Blvd.
4-5pm

Please wear a mask. Email April Savarese at asavarese@bgcofmarion.com for more information.

9/22

WinePO
The Keep Downtown, 36 SW 1st Ave.
5:30-7:30pm

Young Professionals Ocala’s monthly social series for current and future members. Enjoy The Keep’s wine, beer, cider and mead as well as non-alcoholic drinks and food with a 10 percent discount. Email andrea@ocalacep.com for more information.

9/22

Hiring Made Easy
Online via http://midflorida.score.org
7-8pm

Learn skills to help you hire the best people for your business from presenter John Maggio in this free webinar hosted by SCORE Mid-Florida. Email midflorida@scorevolunteer.org for more information.

9/23

Leading and Managing a Virtual Team
Community Foundation Ocala Marion County – virtual
1-2:30pm

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. Registration at www.ocalafoundation.org is required.

9/23

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.

9/23

Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage
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

9/24

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

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

9/24

Medicare Part C
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

9/24

Bowl-2-Build Bowlathon
AMF Galaxy West Lanes, 1818 SW 17th St.
5:30-8pm

Help Habitat for Humanity Marion County raise funds and enjoy an evening of bowling, raffles, silent auction and bingo with medals for winners. Visit www.habitatocala.org/bowlathon for more information and registration.

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

9/18

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

9/20

Art 4 All
Ft. King Presbyterian Church, 13 NE 36th Ave.
3-5pm

All local families of all faiths are invited to stop by the parking lot for curbside pickup of free creative art projects to take home. Email art4allfortkingpresbyterian@gmail.com for more information.

9/22

Teaching Tuesday: Pinch Pot and Coil Pot
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.

9/24

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 continue through October 25th. Visit www.ocalacivictheatre.com for tickets and more information, or call (352) 236-2274.

GOVERNMENT

9/21

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.

9/21

City of Ocala Board of Adjustment
City Hall, 110 SE Watula Ave. and virtual
5:30pm

Participate online via https://zoom.us.j/94696168190. Call (352) 629-8404 for more information.

9/22

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.

9/22

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

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

9/22

Ocala/Marion County Transportation Planning Organization Board
McPherson Government Complex Auditorium, 601 SE 25th Ave.
4pm

Call (352) 438-2630 or visit www.ocalamariontpo.org for more information.

9/22

Ocala City Council Special Budget Meeting
City Hall, 110 SE Watula Ave. and virtual
5:15 pm

Participate online via https://zoom.us/j/446885807. Call (352) 629-8401 for more information.

9/22

City of Belleview Code Enforcement Board
City Hall Commission Room, 5443 SE Abshier Blvd., Belleview
5:30-6:30pm

Call (352) 245-7021 for more information.

9/23

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

Call (352) 245-7021 for more information.

9/24

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.

9/24

Ocala 2035 Vision Leadership Group
Virtual
11:30am

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

ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

9/18

Bob Hazen
Bank Street Patio Bar | 3-7pm

9/18

Becky Sinn
Ocala Downtown Square| 6-8pm

9/18

Miranda Madison
La Cuisine French Restaraunt | 6:30-9:30pm

9/18

Chadwick Pierce
The Corkscrew | 7-10pm

9/18

Side Piece
Bank Street Patio Bar | 8pm-12am

9/18

Heather Lynne
O’Malley’s Alley | 9:30pm-1:30am

9/19

Jeff Jarrett
Salted Brick | 12-2pm

9/19

Fareeza
Ocala Downtown Square | 6pm-8pm

9/19

Becca, Music from the Heart
The Corkscrew | 7pm-10pm

9/19

Anita Drink
Bank Street Patio Bar | 7:30pm-11:30pm

9/19

Jeff Jarrett
The Lodge | 6pm-12am

9/19

Side Piece
Pi On Broadway | 9pm-12am

9/20

Ramona
Bank Street Patio Bar | 12-3pm

9/20

Fareeza
The Lodge | 1-4pm

9/20

Jeff Jarrett
Gator Joe’s| 3-7pm

9/21

Cliff Dorsey
Bank Street Patio Bar | 5-9pm

9/23

The Big Bad
Bank Street Patio Bar | 5-9pm

9/24

Gilly & the Girl
Bank Street Patio Bar | 5pm

9/24

Jeff Jarrett
Charlie Horse | 6-9pm