Events – September 4-10, 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 4, 2020 | Compiled by Lisa McGinnes

COMMUNITY

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.

9/4

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.

9/4

Small Farm Entrepreneurship
Virtual
9:30-11am

IFAS Marion County Master Gardeners presents options for turning a small farm into an agricultural enterprise. Registration via https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/marion/ is required for this free online workshop.

9/4-5

Ocala Shrine Rodeo
Southeastern Livestock Pavilion, 2200 NE Jacksonville Rd.
7:30pm

The 38th annual rodeo features bareback bronc riding, barrel racing, bull riding, saddle riding, steer wrestling, team roping and tie down roping. Visit www.ocalashrinerodeo.com for tickets and more information.

9/5

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

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

9/5

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

9/6

Cars and Coffee
War Horse Harley-Davidson, 5331 N Hwy 441
7:30am-12pm

Auto enthusiasts of all types are invited to this family friendly car, truck and motorcycle event with beverages by Oasis Tropical Cafe and live music by Jeff and the Jarretts. Call (352) 301-3225 for more information.

9/8

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

Email tom@ocalacep.com for more information.

9/8

Florida-Friendly Landscaping
Virtual
10am

Learn the first principle of Florida-Friendly Landscaping—Right Plant, Right Place—with IFAS Marion County Master Gardeners. Registration via https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/marion is required for this free online workshop.

9/8

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

9/8

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.

9/8

Town Hall Meeting
Ed Croskey Center, 1510 NW 4th St.
6-8pm

Marion County Supervisor of Elections Wesley Wilcox and Ocala City Manager Sandra Wilson will present. Email gwonrc@outlook.com for more information.

9/9

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.

9/9

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

9/9

Young Leaders Exchange
Infinite Ale Works, 304 SE Magnolia Ext.
5:30pm

Young Leaders is an industry-specific networking group of the Ocala/Marion County Chamber and Economic Partnership. Email tom@ocalacep.com for more information.

9/10

Nonprofit CEO Roundtable
Community Foundation Ocala/Marion County – virtual
11:30am-1pm

The Nonprofit Business Council invites nonprofit CEOs and executive directors to share best practices, network and find camaraderie. Registration via www.ocalafoundation.org is required.

9/10

Brick City Farmers Market
Beautiful Moments, 3400 SW 60th Ave.
4-8pm

Farmers and artisan vendors offer fresh produce, herbs, pasta, eggs, and baked goods as well as locally crafted soaps and jewelry. Masks required. www.brickcityfarmersmarket.com

ARTS

9/4-26

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

9/4

First Friday Art Walk
Downtown Ocala
6-9pm

Socially distanced festivities will include more than 30 artist displays and free family hands-on art activities. Contact City of Ocala Cultural Arts at (352) 629-8447 for more information. www.ocalafl.org/artwalk 

9/4-6

Broadway Under the Stars
Ocala Civic Theatre, 4337 E. Silver Springs Blvd.
8pm

An intimate cabaret on the new outdoor stage. Seating is limited at safely distanced tables of four on the patio around the stage and patrons may purchase outdoor concessions. www.ocalacivictheatre.com

9/4

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

9/4

Pleasures 2.0 – Opening Reception
Brick City Center for the Arts, 23 S. Broadway
5pm

Meet the artists at the exhibit’s opening reception; please wear a mask. Email ashley.justiniano@mcaocala.com or call (352) 369-1500 for more information.

9/5

Back to the Future Movie Marathon
Marion Theatre, 50 S. Magnolia Ave.

Great Scott! See the original blockbuster film Back to the Future at 11am; Part II at 2pm; and Part III at 7pm. Visit www.mariontheatre.org for tickets and more information.

9/6

Rockin the Ocala Drive-In
Ocala Drive-In
12-11:30pm

This live music festival offers all-day tailgating and socially distanced fun by the carload with a lineup of favorite local musical acts including Amusia, Arctic Red, Adam Rountree, Chris Ryals band, Ecliff Farrar, Life in Water, Left on Broadway and Friends, Peaches and Karim, Heather Lynne and Jeff and the Jarretts. Details and tickets available at www.eventbrite.com.

9/8

Teaching Tuesday: Salt Dough
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.

GOVERNMENT

9/8

Marion Oaks MSTU for Recreation Services and Facilities Advisory Board
Marion Oaks Community Center annex, 280 Marion Oaks Ln.
9:30am

The Marion Oaks Municipal Taxing Service Unit for recreation services and facilities advisory board helps determine the budget and projects for the Marion Oaks Community Center. For more information, call 352-438-2828.

9/8

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.

9/8

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.

9/8

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.

9/8

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.

9/8

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.

9/8

City of Dunnellon Historic Preservation Board
Dunnellon City Hall, 20750 River Dr., Dunnellon
5:30pm

Call (352) 465-8500 for more information.

9/9

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.

9/9

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

Continuation of public hearing on rate resolution associated with Kingsland Country Estates. Call Judy Smith at (352) 438-2650 for more information.

9/9

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

Public hearing on non-ad valorem assessments. Call (352) 438-2300 for more information.

9/9

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

Call (352) 465-8500 for more information.

9/9

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

Call (352) 245-7021 for more information.

9/10

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.

9/10

Marion County Tourist Development Council
Visitors and Convention Bureau, 109 W. Silver Springs Blvd.
9am

The Tourist Development Council recommends use of tourist development tax revenue to enhance, promote, advertise and develop tourism in Ocala/Marion County. Call (352) 438-2800 for more information.

9/10

City of Ocala Recreation Commission
Virtual
4:30pm

Visit www.ocalafl.org to participate online via Zoom. Call Michele Bond at (352) 368-5517 for more information.

ENTERTAINMENT CALENDAR

9/4

Jeff Jarrett
Terry’s Place | 7pm

9/7

Rob Hazen
Bank Street Patio Bar | 12pm-4pm

9/7

Jeff Jarrett
Gator Joe’s | 5-9pm

9/9

The Big Bad
Bank Street Patio Bar | 5pm

9/10

Gilly & the Girl
Bank Street Patio Bar | 5pm

9/11

The Big Bad
Crazy Cucumber | 7pm