A Floral Retrospective by Gregory Dirr

Ocala City Hall 151 SE Osceola Ave, Ocala, FL

Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm - Boca Raton artist Gregory Dirr emphasizes environmental conservation in his interdisciplinary artworks. Using paint, multi-media resources, fabric and glass, Dirr’s works is a response to the world […]

Julijana Prest Art Exhibit

City Hall - Ocala 110 SE Watula Ave, Ocala, Florida

Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm - This Florida-based visual artist’s exhibit “Transitional Moments in Nature’s Landscape” is hosted by the City of Ocala as part of its Art in City Spaces program. For more […]

Colorful Pleasures by Christine Dozier

Ocala International Airport 5770 SW 60th Ave., Ocala, Florida

Hours vary per airport operations - Ocala resident Dozier exhibits a variety of work including landscapes, abstracts, still life and animal portraits. She works in oils and acrylics and studied […]

Halloween Films

Ocala's Marion Theatre 50 S Magnolia Ave, Ocala, FL

Showtimes vary, see website - Scary movies all month long. Scheduled are “The Birds,” “The Nightmare before Christmas,” “The Shining” and more. Tickets $5; see mcaocala.org for more info

Coon Hollo Farm Fall Festival

Coon hollo Farm 22480 N US Hwy 441, Micanopy, FL

The festival includes pony rides, archery, a crop maze, hay fort and farm animals. Tickets are $13. Food and drink available for purchase. For more info, coonhollo.com - Fridays 4pm-7pm; […]

Builder’s Roundtable

Ocala Golf Club 3130 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL

The City of Ocala hosts this community roundtable for area building professionals to connect with city officials, share feedback and collaborate. Complimentary breakfast served; RSVP to (352) 629-8287 or email […]

Ocala Lions Club

Ocala Golf Club 3130 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL

Meets weekly on Thursdays. Supports vision health and diabetes prevention. More info at www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/ocalafl/

Kiwanis Club of Ocala

Knights of Columbus Building at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church 1510 SE 3rd Ave., Ocala, Florida

Meets weekly on Fridays. Supports Camp Kiwanis, children’s literacy and Habitat for Humanity. More info at www.ocalakiwanis.org/

Donny Sawyer

The Yellow Pony at The World Equestrian Center 1390 NW 80th Ave, Ocala, FL

Ocala Elks Lodge No. 286

Lodge - 702 NE 25th Ave. 702 NE 25th Ave., Ocala, Florida

Meets second and fourth Thursdays. Supports summer camps, youth scholarships and veterans. More info at www.elks.org/lodges/home.cfm?LodgeNumber=286

Marion County Friday Market

McPherson Government Campus Field 601 SE 25th Ave, Ocala, FL

Shop locally fresh fruits and veggies, baked goods, jerky, freeze-dried treats, olive oils, seafood and more; recurs every Friday.

Phoenix Rising Marion County YouthBuild

CareerSource Center 2703 NE 14th St., Ocala, Florida

Students can receive classroom and hands-on training to help build a Habitat for Humanity home and develop workforce skills. Space is limited; two sessions. Call (352) 291-9550, ext. 1215, to […]

Courtyard Jams

MCA Courtyard 23 W Broadway St., Ocala, Florida

Music, dancing, drumming, poetry and limbo. Free to all, Friday nights weekly.

Adam Roundtree

The Yellow Pony at The World Equestrian Center 1390 NW 80th Ave, Ocala, FL

Ragin’ Woody

Charlie Horse 2426 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, FL

Wear Your Wings Domestic Violence Walk

The Marion County Children’s Alliance will benefit from this walk to bring awareness to domestic violence survivors. Parking is at the CF campus near Building 4 and walkers will be […]

Master Gardeners Fall Plant Sale

Marion County Extension Office 2232 NE Jacksonville Road, Ocala, FL

Free admission. Bring your own wagon. All kinds of plants will be on sale—natives, perennials, fruit trees, herbs, pollinator plants and more. An onsite plant clinic will be open. No […]

Yoga in the Park

Sholom Park 7110 SW 80th Ave, Ocala, FL

Snake into your cobra pose and get your downward dog going. Stretch out by the Sholom Park stage; recurs every Saturday morning. Visit sholompark.org for details.

Ocala Farmers Market

Ocala Downtown Market 310 SE 3rd St, Ocala, FL

A variety of vendors offer local fruits and vegetables, meats and seafood, fresh pasta, honey, jewelry, baked goodies, and arts and crafts. Check out some local food trucks and the […]

Farmers Swap Meet

Rural King 2999 NW 10th St, Ocala, FL

A true farmers swap meet where chickens, ducks, quail, goats, turkeys, rabbits and sometimes even ponies are available along with horse tack, home-grown plants, produce and hand-crafted items. Booth types […]

Free First Saturday at the Appleton Museum of Art

Appleton Museum of Art 4333 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL

This month celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with free admission for all to the permanent collection and special exhibits. Take this opportunity to explore this art-filled space, the garden atrium, music, […]

Ocala Home Show

World Equestrian Center 1390 NW 80th Ave, Ocala, FL

Check out the options for home improvements, indoor, outdoor and more. Cooking seminars all weekend. Parking and attendance are free. Use the State Road 40 entrance. For more info, ocalahomeshow.com

Octoberfest

World Equestrian Center - Expo Center 1 1390 NW 80th Ave, Ocala, FL

Traditional German foods, beer, music, games and dancing. Schnitzel, frikadellen, German potato salad and apple strudel will be served. Tickets include a beer stein; $35 in advance; $45 day of […]

Mark Z

The Yellow Pony at The World Equestrian Center 1390 NW 80th Ave, Ocala, FL

Houston Keen

Homestead Park 1050 NE 6th Blvd., Williston, Florida

Live music, line dancing, food and drink.

Captured: The Ultimate Journey Tribute

Orange Blossom Opry 16439 SE 138th Ter., Weirsdale, Florida

Expect to hear power ballads, Journey’s big hits and stellar guitar solos from this tribute band. Tickets are $33-$46. See obopry.com for more info.

Perpetual Care 20th Anniversary Celebration

Perpetual Care, Inc. 1200 NW 73rd Terrace, Ocala, Florida

On Sunday, the nonprofit Perpetual Care will hold a 20th anniversary celebration and announce plans to expand the facilities. Learn how to protect your pets in an emergency and find […]

Annie’s Project Local Farm Course

UF/IFAS Extenstion Marion County Nursery 2232 NW Jacksonville Road, Ocala, Florida

These classes will help women learn about farm operations, start-up agriculture and features experts in the field. Classes are $75 and include class materials and a light supper. For more […]

Marion County Development Review Committee

Office of the County Engineer 412 SE 25th Ave, Ocala, Florida

Reviews and votes on waiver requests to the Land Development Code, major site plans and subdivision plans. Meets weekly on Mondays; agendas are usually posted the Friday prior. Agendas, minutes […]

Marion County Board of County Commissioners Meeting

McPherson Governmental Campus Auditorium 601 SE 25th Ave., Ocala, FL

Meets on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. Agendas are usually posted the Thursday prior. Agendas, minutes and video available at marionfl.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx

Phoenix Rising Marion County YouthBuild

CareerSource Center 2703 NE 14th St., Ocala, Florida

Students can receive classroom and hands-on training to help build a Habitat for Humanity home and develop workforce skills. Space is limited; two sessions. Call (352) 291-9550, ext. 1215, to […]

Marion County Board of County Commissioners Planning & Zoning Meeting

McPherson Governmental Campus Auditorium 601 SE 25th Ave., Ocala, FL

Meets on the first and third Tuesdays of the month after the regular morning meeting. Agendas are usually posted the Thursday prior. Agendas, minutes and video available at marionfl.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx

City of Ocala City Council Meeting

City Hall - Ocala 110 SE Watula Ave, Ocala, Florida

Meets on the first and third Tuesdays of the month; agendas, minutes and video available from https://ocala.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx

City of Belleview City Commission Meeting

City Hall - Belleview 5343 SE Abshier Blvd, Belleview, FL

Meets the first and thirds Tuesdays; Belleview agendas, minutes and video available at belleviewfl.org/200/Agendas-Minutes

General Francis Marion Stamp Club

Marion County Public Library Headquarters 2720 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL

The club meets the first and third Wednesday of each month and, in October, the library features members’ collections on display. Newcomers welcome. For more info, elliotn27@aol.com.

The Big Bad Duo

The Yellow Pony at The World Equestrian Center 1390 NW 80th Ave, Ocala, FL

Senior Support Education Series

Dunnellon Public Library 20351 Robinson Road, Dunnellon, FL

The library hosts this series with information for seniors, caregivers or family members who want to find out about area resources for seniors. Free to attend.

Ocala Lions Club

Ocala Golf Club 3130 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL

Meets weekly on Thursdays; newcomers welcome. Supports vision health and diabetes prevention. More info at e-clubhouse.org/sites/ocalafl/

Houston Keen

The Yellow Pony at The World Equestrian Center 1390 NW 80th Ave, Ocala, FL

Cornhole Tournament

Homestead Park 1050 NE 6th Blvd., Williston, Florida

If you’re serious about throwing, check out this tournament. Blind draw, all skill levels welcome. $10 entry fee for a shot at the $100 pot. Food and drink options onsite. […]

Marion County Friday Market

McPherson Government Campus Field 601 SE 25th Ave, Ocala, FL

Shop locally fresh fruits and veggies, baked goods, jerky, freeze-dried treats, olive oils, seafood and more; recurs every Friday.

Kiwanis Club of Ocala

Knights of Columbus Building at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church 1510 SE 3rd Ave., Ocala, Florida

Meets weekly on Fridays. Supports Camp Kiwanis, children’s literacy and Habitat for Humanity. More info at ocalakiwanis.org

Movie Matinee: “The Hundred-Foot Journey”

Freedom Public Library 5870 SW 95th St, Ocala, FL

Movies this month feature foods; this film stars Helen Mirren as an irascible French restaurant owner facing competition from the Indian family’s restaurant just across the street. Full listing of […]

Ocala Electric Utility Customer Appreciation Day

Citizens' CIrcle 151 SE Osceola Ave, Ocala, FL

This free event will include a roulette wheel for electric bill credit prizes, family-friendly activities, giveaways, entertainment and free meals from Mojo Grill and Catering (first-come, first-served.) For more info, […]

First Friday Art Walk

Ocala Downtown Square Ocala Downtown Square, Ocala, FL

The monthly Art Walk features artists, performers and craftspeople in the charming downtown square. Art displays, food and snacks. This month’s music features Sean T Music, My Uncle’s Friend and […]

Ecliff Farrar

Homestead Park 1050 NE 6th Blvd., Williston, Florida

Alison Asarch

The Yellow Pony at The World Equestrian Center 1390 NW 80th Ave, Ocala, FL