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Ocala recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month with Hispanic Senior Wellness Fair on October 1

The City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department will host the Hispanic Senior Wellness Fair at Citizens' Circle this weekend in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Ocala Main Street hosting classic car show, Beer Fest this weekend

Ocala Main Street is hosting a classic car show and Beer Fest in downtown Ocala on Saturday, September 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and the free event will feature over 120 classic cars on display, multiple vendors selling craft beer, live music, and more.

First Friday Art Walk kicks off 2022-2023 season on October 7

The City of Ocala Cultural Arts Division will restart its popular First Friday Art Walk on Friday, October 7, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., in downtown Ocala.

Fort King to host ‘Programs in the Parks’ archaeology event this weekend

The City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department’s ‘Programs in the Parks’ educational series will continue this weekend at Fort King National Historic Landmark, and those in attendance will learn about archaeology.

Discovery Center’s newest exhibit explores different states of matter

The Discovery Center’s newest exhibit, Science Matters, opens to the public on Saturday, October 1, and it will showcase the various states of matter.

City of Belleview’s Community Yard Sale returns on October 15

The City of Belleview’s annual Community Yard Sale will return on Saturday, October 15, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lake Lillian pavilion.

New playground at Cougar Park opens to public

A brand-new playground is now open to the public at Cougar Park in Fort McCoy.

Scott Springs Park temporarily closing due to scheduled maintenance

The City of Ocala has announced that Scott Springs Park will be closed beginning on Sunday, September 25 through Friday, September 30 due to underbrush clearing.

City of Belleview hosting final Friday Foodie Fest of 2022

The City of Belleview will host the final installment of this year’s Friday Foodie Fest on September 23, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Lake Lillian Park. The event will feature multiple food trucks, including Backstage Grill and Concessions, Curbside Cuisine, Fat Tiki, Kona Ice Ocala, and more.

‘Looking on the Brighter Side’ art exhibit now on display in Ocala

A new exhibit by Jennifer Weigel, a multi-disciplinary mixed-media and conceptual artist, is now on display at the Ocala Recreation and Parks Administration Building and Eighth Avenue Adult Activity Center in Ocala.

Ocala Electric Utility to host Customer Appreciation Day on October 7

Ocala Electric Utility will host a Customer Appreciation Day event on Friday, October 7, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Citizens’ Circle. The free event will include food from Mojo Grill and Catering Company, entertainment, giveaways, and more.

Basketball courts at Lamb Park closed for resurfacing

The City of Ocala has announced that the basketball courts at Lamb Park will be closed, effective immediately, due to a resurfacing project.

Tuscawilla Park restrooms temporarily closed due to water main break

Due to a water main break, the main restrooms at Tuscawilla Park (800 Sanchez Avenue) will be closed to the public effective immediately. The park will remain open to the public during this time.

Humane Society of Marion County inviting children to read to dogs

The Humane Society of Marion County is inviting children between the ages of 5 and 13 to come read to a shelter dog on select Saturday mornings at 11 a.m.

Sensory-Friendly Saturdays heading to Marion Theatre on select dates

The Marion Theatre will begin its Sensory-Friendly Saturdays series next month with a showing of the 2021 Walt Disney Animation Studios film “Encanto.” The films included in the series will be shown downstairs in adequate lighting and at a safe volume for all sensory-sensitive guests.

City of Belleview seeks business, craft vendors for Friday Foodie Fest on September 23

The Friday Foodie Fest returns to Lake Lillian Park next week, and the City of Belleview is looking for new business and craft vendors that would like to participate.

Fort King National Historic Landmark to host free gardening class on invasive plants

The Fort King National Historic Landmark is hosting another installment of its ‘Classroom in the Garden’ series later this month which will focus on invasive plants.

Tickets on sale for ‘Legends of the Fort’ event at Fort King National Historic Landmark

Tickets are on sale for an upcoming event that will allow visitors to step back into history to meet the legends of Fort King’s past.

DOH-Marion’s BRAZEN program to host free movie night for families

The Florida Department of Health in Marion County is collaborating with the Marion County Children’s Alliance and the Community Council Against Substance Abuse to host a free family-friendly movie night at the Marion Theatre on Friday, September 16.

Ocala Recreation and Parks Department’s community town hall meeting moved to October 20

The public is invited to a community town hall meeting that will be hosted by the City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department on Thursday, October 20 at the E.D. Croskey Recreation Center. Those in attendance will learn more about the recreation, parks, and cultural arts divisions within the department.

Ocala Comic Con returns to World Equestrian Center this weekend

The Ocala Comic Con will return to the World Equestrian Center this weekend for its 9th installment, and the event will feature special guests and exhibits from a wide array of industries, including animation, comic books, cosplay, and more.

An Evening with Judy Collins at Reilly Arts Center rescheduled to February 5, 2023

An Evening with Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Judy Collins at the Reilly Arts Center has been rescheduled to February 5, 2023 at 4 p.m. due to an injury. All tickets that were purchased for the concert on September 17, 2022 have been transferred to the new date.

Ocala Civic Theatre canceling this week’s performances of ‘Hands on a Hardbody’ due to illness

The Ocala Civic Theatre has announced that this week’s performances of its country-pop musical, 'Hands on a Hardbody,' have been canceled due to illness.

Upcoming ‘Programs in the Parks’ event at Heritage Nature Conservancy to focus on bats

The City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department’s ‘Programs in the Parks’ educational series is making a stop at Heritage Nature Conservancy this weekend, and those in attendance will learn interesting facts about bats.