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The Marion County Genealogical Society will meet Thursday March 21, 2019 at 2 PM at the Marion County Public Library located at 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd. in Ocala.  Free to the public. A brief business meeting will be followed by the March program TBA (see  For further information, contact Joel Swanson at (352) 897-0840 or

A fre​e art demonstration by award-winning artist, Milly Sheffer will be held at the Appleton Museum of Art, 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, FL 34470-5001 in the upstairs library, on Wednesday, February 13, from 12 noon – 2 pm.

Milly Sheffer is an artist working primarily in oils, but she has worked extensively in watercolor as well.  She uses a brush or palette knife, prefers to work quickly and her work is primarily ala prima (completed in one session.)  She uses strong brushstrokes, pure color, pronounced texture, a mix of pattern, accents of bold line, and the blending of colors on the canvas; rather than on her palette. Continue reading

The First Friday Art Walk occurs from 6 to 9 p.m. on the first Friday of each month from September through May annually.

Post Date:01/14/2019 2:11 PM

OCALA, Fla. (Jan. 14, 2019) – The First Friday Art Walk returns to downtown Ocala Friday, Feb. 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. and will include the following special performances and activities:

  • 6 to 9 p.m. – Live music by Macey Mac on the main event stage located at the downtown square near the gazebo.
  • 7 p.m. – Live dance performance by West Port High School’s MCCA Dance Program at the downtown square.
  • Free hands-on art activities for all ages will be provided throughout the event by the Appleton Museum of Art, Discovery Center, Painting with a Twist, Art Army of Ocala and the Marion County Public Library. Members of the Ocala Symphony Orchestra will also conduct a special musical activity for guests of all ages in front of the Marion Theatre.

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Free movie with popcorn, hot dogs and drinks available for a small fee.  Remember to bring your lawn chairs and blankets!  *Movie titles subject to change.  For details, please contact the Recreation and Parks Administration office at 352.368.5517.

Marion County Board of County Commissioners has established an animal abuser registry, otherwise known as Molly’s Law. Molly’s Law requires any offender convicted of an animal abuse crime as defined in Marion County Code, Chapter 4, Section 4-15 to be placed on the animal abuser registry. This database will allow citizens, pet sellers, and rescues to verify that they are not placing and animal with an animal abuser.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. there will be a “Proclamation”

The dog “Molly” of Molly’s Law, Ambassador to the Marion County Animal Abuser Registry, is going to have a Proclamation made on her behalf in the Marion County Commissioners Meeting, next Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 9 a.m.. As a result, the month of January 2019 will be designated as “Marion County Animal Abuser Registry Awareness Month” in Marion County, Florida. Continue reading

Ocala Parks and Recreation has lots of fun things to do in January. Take advantage of the cooler Florida weather. Check out these events. Or check out their website for further information and activities.


City Hall | 110 SE Watula Ave.

Mondays-Fridays | Now-Jan. 18 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m.



Eighth Avenue Adult Activity Center | 830 NE Eighth Ave.

Recreation and Parks Administration | 828 NE Eighth Ave.

Mondays-Fridays | Now-Jan. 25 | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.



Tuscawilla Art Park | 223 NE Fifth St.

Friday | Jan. 11 | 6-9 p.m.

Enjoy live music by Kindo, citing influences from Dave Brubeck

to Ben Folds, this group has a sound that is unique, refreshing and universally personable. Continue reading

The Ocala Half Marathon has been an anchor in the Ocala running community since 1999.  The running event consists of the half marathon, 15K, 10K and 5K distances.  All start and finish at the Paddock Mall, course runs through Ocala.  For additional information, please contact Christopher Moling, President of Citrus Road Runners at 352.637.2475 or go to

Enjoy live music by Kindo, citing influences from Dave Brubeck to Ben Folds, this group has a sound that is unique, refreshing and universally personable.  For details, please contact Patty Hanchar of the City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Cultural Arts division at 352.239.8851.

The Marion County Genealogical Society will meet Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 3 PM in the Marion County Public Library, Room C, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd. in Ocala.  We are pleased to present Family Tree Maker on Tour, an interactive presentation with Mark Olsen.  Mark will answer questions about Family Tree Maker, North America’s most popular family tree software, and products will be available for purchase at special show pricing.  For further information, go to (or contact Joel Swanson at (352) 897-0840 or

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