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Ocala preparing to host 2023 ‘After Dark in the Park’ movie series

The City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department will host the 2023 ‘After Dark in the Park’ movie series on select dates throughout the year at various parks across the city.

Ocala, Magnolia Art Xchange accepting entries for ‘Metamorphosis’ artist competition

The City of Ocala and the Magnolia Art Xchange are inviting local artists to submit entries for the “Metamorphosis” Student and Emerging Artist Competition.

Dunnellon Duck Race heads to Rainbow River this weekend

The Dunnellon Duck Race is set to return to the Rainbow River on Saturday, January 28.

Ocala Symphony Orchestra to host ‘Italian Impressions’ open rehearsal for students, families

The Ocala Symphony Orchestra is inviting students and their families to attend an open rehearsal of its upcoming concert, “Italian Impressions,” on Friday, January 27 at the Reilly Arts Center.

‘A Love Story’ abstract art exhibit heads to Brick City Center for the Arts in February

An optical art exhibit featuring abstract paintings by a local artist is set to open at the Brick City Center for the Arts in February.

Dramatic comedy ‘Into the Breeches’ opens at Ocala Civic Theatre

The Ocala Civic Theatre is ready to entertain audiences with a dramatic comedy set in Ocala during World War II.

2023 Young Artist Competition winners to perform with Ocala Symphony Orchestra in March

The 2023 Young Artist Competition crowned two winners during an Honors Recital that was held this past weekend at the Reilly Arts Center.

Discovery Center to host Engineering Day event for children on March 4

The Discovery Center, in partnership with the Florida Engineering Society and Ocala Electric Utility, will host Engineering Day on Saturday, March 4, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

GRIT Strength Challenge returns to Fort King National Historic Landmark in February

An annual team-based strength and fitness competition will return to Ocala in February.

Fort King National Historic Landmark reducing hours of operation due to construction

The park grounds at Fort King National Historic Landmark, including the fort, will have reduced hours of operation effective immediately.

Ocala Wellness Community Garden hosting ‘Replant Day’ on January 21

The Ocala Wellness Community Garden will host its quarterly replant day on Saturday, January 21.

Ocala Drive-In to host yard sales in February

The Ocala Drive-In will provide plenty of space for members of the community to hold yard sales during the month of February.

Trumpeter Chris Botti to perform at Reilly Arts Center this weekend

Chris Botti, a Grammy Award-winning master trumpeter and composer, will return to the Reilly Arts Center on Sunday, January 22. Tickets are still available and range from $60 to $145.

‘Bluegrass and BBQ’ returns to Tuscawilla Art Park this week

The City of Ocala’s Bluegrass and BBQ returns to Tuscawilla Art Park on Friday, January 20, and the event will feature the music of International Bluegrass Award-winning artists Appalachian Road Show with The Wandering Hours.

Marion County Parks and Rec to host romantic kayaking event on Valentine’s Day

The Marion County Parks and Recreation Department will host a romantic kayaking event for local couples on Valentine’s Day, and registration is now open.

Fort King’s ‘Lunch with the Archaeologist’ event returns this week

The Fort King National Historic Landmark will host its next "Lunch with the Archaeologist" event on Thursday, January 19, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Brick City Center for the Arts to host ‘Words, Music, Art…A Love Story’ in February

The vocal ensemble Brick City Cabaret Company is returning to the Brick City Center for the Arts in February with three performances that will explore romance through songs from New York’s vibrant cabaret scene and the best of Broadway.

Cast iron cooking classes returning to Fort King

Cast iron cooking classes are returning to the Fort King National Historic Landmark at the end of the month.

‘Coffee with the Conductor’ returns to Marion Theatre this week

The conductor of the Ocala Symphony Orchestra is inviting members of the community to join him at the Marion Theatre on Friday for an in-depth discussion on this month's featured concert.

Ocala’s Cattle Drive and Cowboy Round-Up returns on February 11

The City of Ocala’s popular Cattle Drive and Cowboy Round-Up will return on Saturday, February 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., to celebrate Central Florida’s ranching and cattle history.  

Mary Sue Rich Community Center to host grand opening celebration

The City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department is inviting the public to attend the grand opening celebration of the Mary Sue Rich Community Center at Reed Place on Saturday, January 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Art exhibit featuring handmade dolls now on display at Mary Sue Rich Community Center

A new art exhibit featuring a variety of handmade fiber art dolls and tapestries is now on display at the Mary Sue Rich Community Center.

Three public art pieces installed at Mary Sue Rich Community Center

The City of Ocala Cultural Arts and Sciences Division has announced that three new public art pieces have been installed at the Mary Sue Rich Community Center at Reed Place.

Young Artist Competition finalists to perform at Reilly Arts Center this weekend

The Young Artist Competition will return to the Reilly Arts Center this weekend to showcase eight finalists who will be competing in an Honors Recital for an opportunity to perform with the Ocala Symphony Orchestra.