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Learn about Florida black bears at Scott Springs Park

The City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department’s educational series, Programs in the Parks, will wrap up this weekend with an event focusing on bears.

Story time with Ocala park rangers in June

The City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department, in partnership with the Marion County Public Library System, will host five ‘Reading with Rangers and Friends’ events in June.

Belleview police hosting ‘Coffee with a Cop’ this week

Belleview police officers are inviting the community to a meet-and-greet event that will take place at a local fast-food restaurant this week.

Lily’s Splash Pad closed for repairs

The splash pad located at Lillian Bryant Park (2200 NW 17th Place) is closed effective immediately.

Learn to swim at Ocala’s Aquatic Fun Centers

The City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department is offering swimming lessons for children and teenagers between the ages of 3 and 17.

‘Replant Day’ at Ocala Wellness Community Garden on May 20

The Ocala Wellness Community Garden will host a replant day on Saturday, May 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Participants will be planting summer seasonal seeds and tidying up the garden area.

3rd annual ‘Bark in the Park’ set for October 15, vendors needed

The Senior Resource Foundation of Ocala’s annual Bark in the Park – A Doggy Expo is set to return this fall, and the nonprofit organization is currently accepting applications for vendor booths and sponsorships.

Host a private event at Belleview Community Center

The City of Belleview is currently accepting rental reservations at the Belleview Community Center for private events that will take place in the months of October, November, and December.

‘Legends of the Fort’ returns on May 13, tickets still available

Visitors at the Fort King National Historic Landmark will be able to step back into history on Saturday, May 13 to meet the legends of the fort’s past.

‘Mother and Son’ game night at Forest Community Center

The Marion County Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a special game night for mothers and their children on Friday, May 12.

‘Symphony Under the Stars’ returns to Ocala Golf Club on Mother’s Day

The Ocala Symphony Orchestra’s popular Symphony Under the Stars concert will return to the Ocala Golf Club on Mother’s Day.  

City’s Aquatic Fun Centers preparing to reopen for summer

The City of Ocala’s Aquatic Fun Centers will reopen to the public for the summer later this month.

Ceremony at Fort King to unveil blacksmith shop

The Fort King National Historic Landmark, in coordination with the Fort King Heritage Foundation, will host a dedication ceremony next week for its new blacksmith shop.

Founder’s Day celebration in Belleview on May 6

The City of Belleview is inviting residents from the city and surrounding communities to attend this weekend’s celebration of Belleview’s history.

Read to a shelter dog: Humane Society’s reading program open to elementary school students

The Humane Society of Marion County is inviting all children who are in elementary school to participate in its reading program.

Inaugural spring recital at Reilly Arts Center

The Ocala Symphony Orchestra’s Community Music Conservatory will host its inaugural spring student recital at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 7 in the NOMA Black Box at the Reilly Arts Center.

Disney musical ‘Newsies’ comes to Ocala Civic Theatre

The Ocala Civic Theatre’s latest musical, Newsies, will kick off its two-week run on Thursday, May 4.

‘Gross’ science exhibit to open later this month at Discovery Center

An upcoming exhibit at the Discovery Center will showcase the gross side of science.

City to host final art walk of season on May 5

The First Friday Art Walk will take place in and around Ocala’s Historic Downtown Square on Friday, May 5, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. This will be the final art walk of the 2022-2023 season.

‘Ocala: The Art of Community’ exhibit opens this week

A new exhibit featuring the artwork of 50 local artists will soon be on display at the Brick City Center for the Arts in Ocala.

City seeks entries for outdoor sculpture competition

The City of Ocala is currently seeking entries for its seventh biennial Outdoor Sculpture Competition.

Kayak & Koffee excursion to Silver River in May

The Marion County Parks and Recreation Department’s kayaking program, Kayak & Koffee, will take paddlers to the clear waters of Silver River on Friday, May 12.

Winners announced: 2023 Student and Emerging Artist Competition

The award winners of the 2023 Student and Emerging Artist Exhibition, “Metamorphosis,” were announced earlier this week during a reception that was hosted by the City of Ocala Cultural Arts Division in partnership with Magnolia Art Xchange.

‘Legends of the Fort’ rescheduled due to inclement weather

Due to the potential of inclement weather this weekend, the City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department's "Legends of the Fort" event has been rescheduled.