Tony A. Blue, American Painter

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

Airport hours - Blue’s exhibits includes work in acrylics, mixed media and photographs. His colorful, abstract paintings are inspired by Florida’s tropical natural landscape. The exhibit is free and open […]

A Dickens Christmas: The Urban Family’s Holiday Exhibition

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

Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 12pm-5pm - The Urban family’s premiere collection of Christmas decorations includes beautiful trees, the popular miniature Dickens Village, plus nutcrackers, handmade caroler dolls and Santa dolls. A […]

Compassion Hills United Methodist Church Block Party

Former Druid Hills United Methodist Church site 1712 SE Lake Weir Ave, Ocala, Florida

The church celebrates its opening block party with guest speakers including Ocala Mayor Ben Marciano, Mark Imes, June Edwards, Rondo Fernandez, Kendall Lane, Betti Jefferson and others. A bounce, food […]

“The Unscene South” by Charles Eady

This new exhibit focuses on the daily lives of “free Blacks” from the Civil War era. Eady is a contemporary mixed-media artist and author. Check out appletonmuseum.org for more info.

Jubilee Program NAACP

Mount Zion AME Church 623 S Magnolia, Ocala, Florida

The Marion County NAACP hosts Bishop Frank Madison III, who will speak to recognize the signing of the proclamation to end slavery. Donations are welcome. Email marioncountyflnaacp@gmail.com for more information.

Deadline: Florida Springsfest Photography Contest

Online Online

From Jan. 8-Feb. 5, photos taken of Silver Springs State Park using any camera or mobile device can be submitted to this contest. The contest is open to all ages […]

The Beauty of Nature and Recyclable Refuse

Recreation and Parks Administration Building 828 NE Eighth Ave., Ocala, Florida

Florida artist Albert Bevilacqua focuses this exhibit on recyclable items turned into artistic statements about protecting the environment. Free to the public, this is part of the Art in City […]

Marion County Development Review Committee

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

The first step for new development projects, the committee reviews and votes on waiver requests to the Land Development Code, major site plans and subdivision plans. The committee meets weekly […]

Marion County Development Review Committee

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

The first step for new development projects, the committee reviews and votes on waiver requests to the Land Development Code, major site plans and subdivision plans. The committee meets weekly […]

Ocala Planning & Zoning Commission

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

Usually meets on the second Monday of the month. Agendas are usually posted the Thursday prior; agendas, minutes and video available from ocala.legistar.com/calendar.aspx

“The Unscene South” by Charles Eady

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

This new exhibit focuses on the daily lives of “free Blacks” from the Civil War era. Eady is a contemporary mixed-media artist and author. Check out appletonmuseum.org for more info.

“Caught Up in History and Captured on Film” by Randy Batista

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

Batista’s work focuses on Florida and Cuba, two places that had profound impact on the artist. This exhibit features club members of The Spanish Center of Tampa and their daily […]

“Skylines to Hemlines: Art Deco Design”

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

This new exhibit from the museum’s permanent collections brings together an overview of 20th Century art, design, fashion, jewelry and more, focused on the unique movement of Art Deco. The […]

Belleview Planning & Zoning Board

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

Meets the second Tuesday of the month; Belleview agendas, minutes and video available at belleviewfl.org/200/Agendas-Minutes  

Dunnellon Planning Commission Meeting

City Hall - Dunnellon 20750 River Dr, Dunnellon, Florida

Agendas, minutes and video are available at dunnellon.org/government/agendas-minutes

Online Medicare Classes

Online Online

Topics are: Medicare Basics on Jan. 10 at 2pm; Medicare Part C on Jan. 11 at 10am; and Prescription Drug Coverage on Jan 11 at 12:30 pm. Visit agingresources.org or […]

Hunter/Jumper Show Series

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

This winter series continues with a variety of classes for amateurs and professionals. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit worldequestriancenter.com

Dunnellon City Council Meeting

City Hall - Dunnellon 20750 River Dr, Dunnellon, Florida

Normally meets the second Wednesday of the month; Dunnellon agendas, minutes and video available at dunnellon.org/89/Agendas-Minutes

Houston Keen

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

Tyke Hike in the Parks

Tuscawilla Park 825 NE Watula Ave., Ocala, FL, United States

The topics and locations vary; this week is all about fish. Designed for kids ages 4 and younger, these hikes enrich and educate children about the environments in our city […]

OTOW Farmers Market

The Ranch Fitness Center 8385 SW 80th St, Ocala, Florida

Note the new temporary location for this month. Browse local farmers’ goods with fresh seasonal produce as well as baked goods, plants, handmade soaps and more. The market recurs every […]

Online Medicare Classes

Online Online

Topics are: Medicare Basics on Jan. 10 at 2pm; Medicare Part C on Jan. 11 at 10am; and Prescription Drug Coverage on Jan 11 at 12:30 pm. Visit agingresources.org or […]

Coffee, Cake & Community

NOMA Gallery 939 N Magnolia Ave, Ocala, Florida

These weekly no-pressure coffee (and cake) klatches bring together gallery guests, artists, patrons, creative types and more. All are welcome. See nomaocala.com/events for more information.

Jeff Jarrett

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

Mike Smithson

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

“A Cracker at the Ritz”

Reilly Arts Center 500 NE 9th St., Ocala, FL, United States

The two-act social satire skewers Florida living when Earlene, a true Florida cracker, rants, raves and sings about living in this crazy state. Tickets are $35. See reillyartscenter.com for more […]

Charity Cox

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

Kenny & the Heads

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

US Mounted Games Southern Series

Florida Horse Park 11008 South Hwy 475, Ocala, FL, United States

Playing games on horseback is the event, with relay races, pole bending, balloon popping and more. Free to the public. Vendors for food and drink onsite. For more information, visit […]

Prayer Breakfast & Youth Day

Mary Sue Rich Community Center at Reed Place 1812 NW 21st Avenue, Ocala, Florida

To honor Martin Luther King Jr., a prayer breakfast will begin at 9am, and a ticket is required; free youth activities are slated to start at 1pm. Call Dwanette Dilworth […]

Ocala Downtown Farmers Market

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

Vendors offer local fruits and vegetables, meats and seafood, fresh pasta, honey, jewelry, baked goodies, clothes, and arts and crafts. Check out local food trucks and the occasional guest entertainer. […]

Beginner Bird Walk

Tuscawilla Park 825 NE Watula Ave., Ocala, FL, United States

Join Marion Audubon on a free bird walk. This location is ideal for birders of all levels, especially for beginners and wildlife photographers. Bring binoculars if you have them. RSVP […]

Blooming Violets of Marion County

Marion County Sheriff's South District Office 3260 SE 80th St., Ocala, Florida

The group meets monthly to celebrate and enjoy African violets. Includes refreshments, raffle, program and meeting. Contact Laura for more info, (352) 624-0116.

Wreath Laying

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park 500 SW Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Ocala, FL, United States

A wreath-laying ceremony will honor the legacy of Dr. King. The event is free and open to the public.

Prayer Breakfast & Youth Day

Mary Sue Rich Community Center at Reed Place 1812 NW 21st Avenue, Ocala, Florida

To honor Martin Luther King Jr., a prayer breakfast will begin at 9am, and a ticket is required; free youth activities are slated to start at 1pm. Call Dwanette Dilworth […]

The Grass Roots

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

Dive back into the ‘60s. Tickets are $34-$49. Check out obopry.com for more information.

The Mudds

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

Still Kickin

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

The Grass Roots

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

Dive back into the ‘60s. Tickets are $34-$49. Check out obopry.com for more information.

“The Unscene South” by Charles Eady

This new exhibit focuses on the daily lives of “free Blacks” from the Civil War era. Eady is a contemporary mixed-media artist and author. Check out appletonmuseum.org for more info.

KennaDee

Horse & Hounds 6998 US Hwy 27, Ocala, Florida

The Amazzing Steel Drums

Countryside Presbyterian Church of Ocala 7768 SW Hwy 200, Ocala, FL, United States

A free concert celebrates the new year with the “happiest music on earth.” Love offerings accepted. For more information, call (352) 237-4633.

33rd Annual Young Artist Competition: Honors Recital

Reilly Arts Center 500 NE 9th St., Ocala, FL, United States

The junior division features students who haven’t completed high school; the senior division has artists who have. Instrumental and voice artists will perform, and finalists each receive a $200 cash […]

Ecumenical Church Service

Fort King Presbyterian Fellowship Hall 13 NE 36th Ave, Ocala, FL, United States

All are welcome at this service to celebrate Dr. King.

Doug Adams & Friends

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

Martin Luther King Day March and Day in the Park

Downtown Ocala Square 1 SE Broadway St, Ocala, FL, United States

Participants will gather at the downtown square and the march will end at the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Complex at 1510 NW 4th St. After the march, there will […]

Marion County Development Review Committee

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

The first step for new development projects, the committee reviews and votes on waiver requests to the Land Development Code, major site plans and subdivision plans. The committee meets weekly […]

Martin Luther King Parade

Heritage Park - Williston NW 1st Ave., Williston, Florida

The parade will start at the Heritage Park pavilion adjacent to Williston City Hall and end at Cornelius Williams Park, with other activities. For further information, go to the MLK […]