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Posted October 16, 2020 |

Women’s March for Justice in Ocala Saturday

The Democratic Women’s Club of Florida is holding a march for justice Saturday, Oct. 17, on Ocala’s Downtown Square to demand the seat of the late Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, be held open until after the November 3 election.

The march, in collaboration with nationwide Womens March and We Demand Coalition, kicks off at 11 a.m. The group, representing Women’s Democratic Clubs from Marion and surrounding counties, states in its ads for the event: “We must speak out against #45(Donald Trump) & GOP policies! Her legacy of fighting for gender equality will not be in vain!”

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Ocala seeks ideas for Art in City Spaces

The City of Ocala is asking artists to submit proposals for the Art in City Spaces exhibition.

Proposals are being accepted for three exhibition spaces:

  • City Hall First Floor Lobby, 110 S.E. Watula Ave.
  • Recreation and Parks Administration Building Conference Room and Eighth Avenue Adult Activity Center, 828 N.E. Eighth Ave.
  • Barbara Gaskin Washington Adult Activity Center, 210 N.W. 12th Ave.

The City of Ocala’s Art in City Spaces program provides the opportunity for artists to exhibit their work in a municipal public space.  Applications are available online at

Artists are asked to submit the application, resume, artist statement and three high-quality images files to City of Ocala, Recreation and Parks Department, Attention: Cultural Arts, 828 N.E. 8th Ave. Ocala, FL 34470.

Criteria will include viewer engagement, originality of concepts, use of media and technique.

For more information, or to view the complete criteria, contact the Cultural Arts Office at 352-629-8447 or

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Plant a garden in West Ocala on Nov. 7

The City of Ocala, in partnership with the Florida Department of Health in Marion County and Feed the Need Garden, Inc., will host a West Ocala Wellness Community Garden Day on Saturday, Nov. 7.

Community members are encouraged to attend and replant their crops or start a new garden plot. Plots are available for $10 per year.

The event will be from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the community garden, 2200 W. State Road 40.

The goal of the West Ocala Wellness Community Garden is to educate and provide an opportunity for citizens to plant, cultivate and harvest vegetables for their families.

For more information, or to reserve a plot, please contact the City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department at 352-368-5540 or visit


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