Bag O Bones

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

Breakfast with Santa

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

Visit with Santa at this special meal for all ages. Tickets are $10 and registration is required. Visit bit.ly/47Thq7K for registration.

Holiday Music Brunch Gala

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

This holiday lunch is a fundraiser for the Ocala Steel Orchestra and helps celebrate the season with special guest speakers Ruth Ford Reed and Mary Sue Rich. Early bird tickets are $35; after Dec. 11 tickets are $45. Visit ocalasteelorchestra.org/events for more information and tickets.

“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.

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 Spaces program. See ocalafl.org/artincityspaces for more info.

Dance Alive Nutcracker Ballet

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

This holiday favorite has three performances by the Dance Alive National Ballet. The classic tale of Clara and the Nutcracker Prince comes to life. Tickets are $10 for students, and $15-$35 for adults. See reillyartscenter.com for more information and tickets.

Marion County Board of County Commissioners Meeting

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

The commission meets the first and third Tuesday of the month. The zoning portion starts at 2pm. Agendas, minutes and video are available at marionfl.legistar.com/calendar.aspx

“Exciting Explorers” at Discovery Center

Discovery Center 701 NE Sanchez Ave, Ocala, FL, United States

The Discovery Center has opened its new exhibit, “Exciting Explorers.” Learn about archeologists and preserving ancient finds, figure out navigation routes and other hands-on science activities. Tickets are $8 per person for ages 3 and older, and $7 for seniors and veterans. See bit.ly/3ZHl029 for more information.

“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 lives. Check out appletonmuseum.org for more info.

“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 collections include antique clothing, designed items, sculpture, posters, photographs and other artwork. For more information, see appletonmuseum.org.

Marion County Board of County Commissioners Meeting

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

The commission meets the first and third Tuesday of the month. The zoning portion starts at 2pm. Agendas, minutes and video are available at marionfl.legistar.com/calendar.aspx

Belleview City Commission Meeting

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

The commission the first and third Tuesday of the month. Belleview government agendas, minutes and video are available at belleviewfl.org/200/Agendas-Minutes.

Tyke Hike in the Parks

Location varies, see website - Ocala’s Recreations and Parks Department host these weekly explorations on Thursdays, taking place in various city parks to explore nature and learn about the area. Free to attend; the park site varies weekly. See ocalafl.gov/recpark for more information.

Tot Time

Silver Springs Shores Community Center 590 Silver Road, Ocala, FL

This free program for children ages 4 and under is designed to get kids interacting and playing with other kids. The activities will vary from inside play, pool time and playground time. The program is free to attend and meets weekly on Thursdays. See facebook.com/SilverSpringsShoresCC for more information.

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.

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. The market recurs every Saturday. Visit ocaladowntownmarket.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.

Marion County Planning & Zoning Meeting

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

Meets the fourth Monday of the month; agendas, minutes and video available from ocala.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx

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 Spaces program. See ocalafl.org/artincityspaces for more info.

“Exciting Explorers” at Discovery Center

Discovery Center 701 NE Sanchez Ave, Ocala, FL, United States

The Discovery Center has opened its new exhibit, “Exciting Explorers.” Learn about archeologists and preserving ancient finds, figure out navigation routes and other hands-on science activities. Tickets are $8 per person for ages 3 and older, and $7 for seniors and veterans. See bit.ly/3ZHl029 for more information.

“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 lives. Check out appletonmuseum.org for more info.

“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 collections include antique clothing, designed items, sculpture, posters, photographs and other artwork. For more information, see appletonmuseum.org.

Tot Time

Silver Springs Shores Community Center 590 Silver Road, Ocala, FL

This free program for children ages 4 and under is designed to get kids interacting and playing with other kids. The activities will vary from inside play, pool time and playground time. The program is free to attend and meets weekly on Thursdays. See facebook.com/SilverSpringsShoresCC for more information.

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.

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. The market recurs every Saturday. Visit ocaladowntownmarket.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.

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 Spaces program. See ocalafl.org/artincityspaces for more info.

“Exciting Explorers” at Discovery Center

Discovery Center 701 NE Sanchez Ave, Ocala, FL, United States

The Discovery Center has opened its new exhibit, “Exciting Explorers.” Learn about archeologists and preserving ancient finds, figure out navigation routes and other hands-on science activities. Tickets are $8 per person for ages 3 and older, and $7 for seniors and veterans. See bit.ly/3ZHl029 for more information.

“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 lives. Check out appletonmuseum.org for more info.

“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 collections include antique clothing, designed items, sculpture, posters, photographs and other artwork. For more information, see appletonmuseum.org.

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.

First Friday Art Walk

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

The season continues with artists, performers and craftspeople. The square’s main stage will host music and there will be other entertainment on city streets. Food and drink will be available from vendors and restaurants. The event is free to attend. For more info, visit ocalafl.gov

Brown’s Junk in the Trunk

Brown's Country Market 13940 US-301, Oxford, Florida

This monthly yard sale involves dozens of private vendors. Visit brownandbrownfarms.com/attractions/junk-in-the-trunk for more information.

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. The market recurs every Saturday. Visit ocaladowntownmarket.com for more information.

First Saturday Market in the Park

Ernie Mills Park Bostick St, Dunnellon, FL, United States

A variety of vendors set up their booths at Ernie Mills Park. Many Dunnellon stores also offer Saturday Specials. See dunnellonchamber.com/event/first-saturday-market-in-the-park for more information.

Red Sand Project

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

The Marion County Human Trafficking Task Force, in partnership with the Lisa Irwin Legacy for Arts and Culture (LILAC) and Grace Episcopal Church, will host the Red Sand Project, a participatory art project bringing people together to raise awareness about human trafficking. The seams in the sidewalks will be filled with red sand in recognition […]

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 trucks, games, face painters and pony rides will be part of the festivities. The church house plans a holistic residential housing program for women and […]

“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.

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 Spaces program. See ocalafl.org/artincityspaces for more info.

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 on Mondays. See marionfl.legistar.com/calendar.aspx for agendas and minutes.

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 lives. Check out appletonmuseum.org for more info.

“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 collections include antique clothing, designed items, sculpture, posters, photographs and other artwork. For more information, see appletonmuseum.org.

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