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Ocala Recreation and Parks Department hosting DIY art classes for ages 50 and up

The City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department will be hosting a series of DIY art classes at the Eighth Avenue Adult Activity Center for residents who are over the age of 50.

‘Content of Character’ student and emerging artist exhibit opens at Ocala City Hall

The 'Content of Character' student and emerging artist exhibition is now open at Ocala City Hall through July 15, and it is free and open to the public.

Ocala Recreation and Parks Department to host weekly line dancing event for ages 50 and up

The City of Ocala is encouraging residents over the age of 50 to put on their dancing shoes for a free weekly event that begins on May 31 at the Barbara Gaskin Washington Adult Activity Center.

City of Belleview seeking food vendors for this month’s Friday Foodie Fest

The City of Belleview is currently seeking food vendors for this month’s Friday Foodie Fest on May 27 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Any vendors that are interested in participating must submit an application by no later than Wednesday, May 18.

Ocala Police Department’s ice cream truck heading to Tuscawilla Park

The Ocala Police Department’s ice cream truck, The Polar Patrol, will be serving frozen treats at Tuscawilla Park on Saturday, May 14 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Artrageous returns to Reilly Arts Center this weekend for immersive art and music experience

Artrageous is bringing an immersive art, comedy, and music experience to the Reilly Arts Center this weekend, and tickets are still available. The show is often described as "Blue Man Group meets Picasso."

Irish family band headlining this week’s 2022 Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series concert

The Byrne Brothers, a traditional Irish family band consisting of three siblings and their father, is headlining this week’s 2022 Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series free concert.

Fort King hosting another ‘Historic Homesteading’ class this weekend

The Fort King National Historic Landmark is continuing its series of historic cooking and crafting classes this weekend with Rag Rugs, and participants will get to make a no-sew rag rug that they will be able to bring home.

Discovery Center’s upcoming ‘Date Night’ for adults to focus on science behind distilleries

The Discovery Center’s popular ‘Date Night’ series is returning this week and will teach participating adults about the science behind distilleries.

City of Ocala’s Aquatic Centers to offer swimming lessons for children

The City of Ocala’s Aquatic Centers will be offering swimming lessons for children (ages 3 to 17) beginning on May 24 through July 28.

Popular ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament’ returns this weekend

Competitive gamers will be heading to Forest Community Center this weekend for the return of the popular Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament.

‘Beauty and the Beast’ premiering at Ocala Civic Theatre on May 12

A stage adaptation of Disney's classic musical ‘Beauty and the Beast’ will be premiering at the Ocala Civic Theatre on Thursday, May 12.

City of Ocala 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.

Vendor applications now open for Light Up Ocala

The City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department is seeking vendors for the annual Light Up Ocala event which will be held on November 19. Anyone interested in becoming a vendor has until 5 p.m. on August 19 to submit an application.

City of Ocala to participate in national ‘Arts & Economic Prosperity’ study

The City of Ocala will be participating in Arts & Economic Prosperity 6, a comprehensive study that will examine the economic impact of the arts and culture in Ocala/Marion County and 386 additional communities, representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Belleview Community Center hosting family yoga class

The Belleview Community Center is hosting a free yoga class for the whole family on Friday, May 6 at 10:30 a.m.

Co-ed children’s basketball league returning to E.D. Croskey Recreation Center in June

A co-ed basketball league for children between the ages of 5 and 14 is returning to E.D. Croskey Recreation Center next month, and registration is currently open. The league will include practices, five weeks of regular season games, and a week-long tournament.

Max Weinberg bringing interactive concert to Reilly Arts Center

Max Weinberg, best known as the drummer for both Bruce Springsteen and Conan O'Brien, is performing at the Reilly Arts Center later this month. Audience members will create the set list in real time by choosing from a selection of 200-plus songs.

Fort King hosting free class this week on pollinator-friendly gardens

The Fort King National Historic Landmark is continuing its free Classroom in the Garden series this week with a class that will teach participants how to have a pollinator-friendly garden.

Senior Walking Club taking residents on tour of Ocala parks

The Senior Walking Club is returning this week to take residents on tours of various parks across the city of Ocala.

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

Symphony Under the Stars is returning to Ocala Golf Club on Mother's Day, May 8, and the concert will feature performances by the Ocala Symphony Orchestra and opening act Left on Broadway.

City of Ocala summer camps begin May 31, registration still open

The City of Ocala's summer camps for children between the ages of 5 to 12 are beginning on May 31, and registration is still open.

Ocala Recreation and Parks Department promoting ‘Screen Free Week’ for students

The Ocala Recreation and Parks Department is hosting a series of outdoor events next week which will teach students about animal and plant habitats.

Downtown Ocala to host final art walk of season on May 6

The final art walk of the season will be taking place in and around Ocala's Historic Downtown Square on Friday, May 6, and it will feature local artists, live music, and hands-on art activities.