Events – September 25 – October 1, 2020


A cowboy catches some air as he rides a bull during the Ocala Shrine Rodeo at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion in Ocala, Fla. on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. [Bruce Ackerman/Ocala Gazette] 2020.

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Posted September 25, 2020 | Compiled by Lisa McGinnes

COMMUNITY

Haeden Prewitt, 9, of Belleview, left, sits in the grandstand with his sisters, Charliegh, 3, center, and Ameliah, 5, right, as they wait for the start of the Ocala Shrine Rodeo at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion in Ocala, Fla. on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. [Bruce Ackerman/Ocala Gazette] 2020.

9/25

Friday Talks
Virtual
8:30am

College of Central Florida associate professor of digital media Graham Young presents “Podcasting for Fun and Profit.” Participate via https://zoom.us/j/83225862616. RSVP to andrea@ocalacep.com.

9/25

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

Fresh vegetables, artisan food products and handmade crafts.

9/25

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.

9/26

Dunnellon Duck Race
Swampy’s Bar & Grille, 19773 E Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon
8-11am

The Dunnellon Chamber & Business Association is offering 600 ducks to be sponsored in this charity race that benefits seven local nonprofit organizations. Contact Joanne Black at (352) 351-4663 or jblack@habitatocala.org for more information.

9/26

Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Virtual
9am

This year’s virtual walk kicks off with opening ceremonies at 9am. Walkers are invited to walk their own route individually or with family and friends. A drive-through promise garden will be open at Tuscawilla Park from 10am-3pm. www.alz.org/walk

9/26

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

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

9/26

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

9/26

Recovery in a Bag
The Centers, 5664 SW 60th Ave.
10am-1pm

In conjunction with Marion County Children’s Alliance, The Centers is distributing free Narcan, which reverses the effects of a drug overdose, in a drive-through event. Email mhaughton@thecenters.us for more information.

9/29

Florida-Friendly Landscaping: Mulch
Virtual
10-11:30am

IFAS Marion County Master Gardeners presents the advantages of appropriately using mulch in your landscape. Registration via https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/marion/ is required for this free online workshop.

9/30

CEP 101
Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership, 310 SE 3rd St.
8:30-9:30am

An orientation for new partners and their staff. Email jim@ocalacep.com for more information.

9/30

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.

9/30

Navigating Medicare.gov
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

9/30

Medicare & COVID-19
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

10/1

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-26

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

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.

9/25

Appleton Store at Home
Virtual
6:30-7:30pm

Appleton Store Manager Gigi Gonzalez hosts a virtual shopping trip with savings on jewelry, books and art-themed gifts. Pre-register through the event page at www.facebook.com/appletonmuseum.

9/25

Anthill Cinema
Marion Theatre, 50 S. Magnolia Ave.
7pm

In this live special event, the seven-piece experimental collective from St. Pete will be playing and recording their new jazz-rock fusion album “Cycle.” Limited tickets available at www.reillyartscenter.com.

9/25

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

9/25

zNights
NOMA Gallery, 939 N. Magnolia Ave.
7:30pm

Local singers Olivia Ortiz, Becky Sinn and Giselle Felice, backed by the Greg Snider Group, capture the saucy stories of Ella Fitzgerald, the Queen of Jazz. Tickets available via https://etsy.me/2FsDRsQ

9/29

Teaching Tuesday: Draw a Guitar
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.

10/1-10/31

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

An art show 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

GOVERNMENT

9/28

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.

9/28

City of Belleview Site Plan Committee
City Hall Commission Room, 5343 SE Abshier Blvd., Belleview
9-10am

Call (352) 245-7021 for more information.

9/28

Hospital District Board of Trustees & Munroe Regional Heath System
Hospital District Office, 1121 SW First Ave.
5pm

Call (352) 622-3662 for more information.

9/28

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 about this special budget meeting.

9/28

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 about this special budget meeting.

9/28

Marion County Planning & Zoning Commission
McPherson Government Complex, 601 SE 25th Ave.
5:30pm

The Planning & Zoning Commission conducts hearings for zoning changes and special use permits. Call (352) 438-2600 for more information.

9/28

Ocala Housing Authority
Virtual
6pm

Participate online via www.ocalahousing.org. Call (352) 269-2636 for more information.

10/1

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.

10/1

Ocala Municipal Arts Commission
Virtual
3-4pm

Participate online via https://zoom.us/j/94036198722. Call (352) 629-8447 for more information.

ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

9/25

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

9/25

Stephen Lopez
The Crazy Cucumber | 6:30pm

9/25

AllenSpark Bank
The Corkscrew | 7pm

9/25

Fareeza
Infinite Ale Works | 7-11pm

9/25

Conrad Marcum
O’Calahan’s Pub & Eatery | 7-11pm

9/26

Conrad Marcum
The Black Sheep on Broadway | 8-11pm

9/26

Jeff Jarrett
Locos Grill & Pub | 6-9am

9/26

The Mudds
Hiatus Brewing Company | 6pm

9/26

Groove 41
Our Pace Saloon | 7pm

9/26

Rocky and the Rollers
Circle Square Cultural Center | 7:00pm

9/26

Fareeza
O’Malley’s Alley | 10pm-2am

9/27

Conrad Marcum
Eaton’s Beach Florisiana Cuisine | 2-6pm

9/28

Conrad Marcum
Bank Street Patio Bar | 5-9pm

10/1

Gilly & the Girl
Bank Street Patio Bar | 5pm

10/1

Becky Sinn
Sovereigns & Scoundrels | 6-9pm