Ocala’s downtown square that it is!!

Visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus at the downtown square on select evenings during the month of December. There will be holiday music and snacks, too!

This is a chance for all of Ocala’s good little boys and girls to talk to Santa and share their holiday wishes with him.

Come downtown and create some lasting holiday memories.

By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten

OCTOBER 31 – NOVEMBER 24, 2019

On sale: Now

Four strong, sassy Southern women are drawn together by fate in their quest for happiness… through happy hour! Perfectionist workaholic Randa is struggling with a derailed career. Recently widowed Dot is learning to start her life over alone. Boisterous good ol’ gal Marlafaye is freshly divorced and looking for revenge on her tom-catting ex. And spunky fireball Jinx offers her services as a life coach, though she needs good advice more than anyone. Over six months of laughter, hilarious misadventures, and bonding over cocktails, these Savannah soul-sisters form lasting friendships, renewing their confidence and enthusiasm for life. Cheers to this delightful comedy by the authors of The Dixie Swim Club! Continue reading

By Jeanie Linders

JANUARY 2 – 19, 2020

On sale: November 18


Celebrate “The Change” in this hilarious parody of popular music from the baby boomer era, as four women bond over the shared sisterhood of hot flashes, mood swings, night sweats, and sexual woes. Returning to the OCT stage after its popular 2017 visit, the tour of this long-running Las Vegas hit musical will have you laughing, cheering, and dancing in the aisles!

It is time to sign up for this year’s “Experience Lady Lake Expo”.
Wednesday December 4, 2019, 10 am to 3 pm, at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church, 1351 Paige Place, Lady Lake, FL 32159
Share your business with the Lady Lake Area.
Call the Chamber office with any questions – (352)-753-6029
Thank you again for all your support!

Call the chamber office with any questions (352)753-6029

Sandbag Operations and School Athletic Schedule Changes Announced

Marion County, Florida (August 28, 2019) – As Marion County residents are preparing for a potential hurricane event, Marion County Emergency Management has announced sandbag operation locations.

Sandbags will be made available for residents starting Friday, August 30th starting at 7AM. Bags and sand will be provided. You will be required to fill your own bags.

Operations will run from 7AM through 7PM.


  1. Wrigley Field – 405 County Road E 316, Citra FL
  2. Belleview Sports Complex – 6501 SE 107th Street, Belleview, FL
  3. Dunnellon City Complex – 11924 Bostick Street, Dunnellon FL

City of Ocala

  1. Reilly Arts Center – 500 NE 9th Street, Ocala FL
  2. ED Crosky Recreation Center – 1510 NW Fourth Street, Ocala, FL

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Marion County Genealogical Society will meet Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 2pm – 4pm at the Marion County Public Library, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL.  Lisa Louise Cooke will present “Google Earth for Genealogy” via a webinar. There is no charge and everyone is invited. For more information visit or call (352) 897-0840.

The City of Ocala will host the Fifth Annual Harvest Fest, a music and food truck festival, Saturday, Nov. 9 from 1 to 10 p.m. at Tuscawilla Park located at 500 NE Sanchez Ave.

OCALA, Fla. (Aug. 12, 2019) – The City of Ocala will host the Fifth Annual Harvest Fest, a music and food truck festival, Saturday, Nov. 9 from 1 to 10 p.m. at Tuscawilla Park located at 500 NE Sanchez Ave.

Ocala Harvest Fest presents two stages of live music featuring a variety of national, regional and local performing artists. Full lineup and ticketing information will be announced in the next several weeks. In addition to a world-class festival lineup, the event features many of Central Florida’s most popular food trucks as well as an artisan market, showcasing the finest craft exhibitors in the region. Continue reading

Matilda The Musical

Book by Dennis Kelly Music & Lyrics by Tim Minchin

On Stage August 29 – September 22

Adults – $27 | Students / Children – $13

Matilda is a clever little girl with the extraordinary ability to move things with her mind. Unloved by her cruel parents, Matilda also is mistreated by Miss Trunchbull, her school’s child-hating headmistress who lives to dream up terrible punishments. But Matilda’s teacher, sweet Miss Honey, loves her for being a bright, brave young dreamer. The kindness of just one person, plus Matilda’s own vivid imagination, empowers her to find the courage to change her destiny. Inspired by the dark whimsy of Roald Dahl’s book and the beloved 1996 film, this is a thrilling, joyous, girl-power romp full of catchy songs and high-energy dance numbers. Children and adults alike will fall in love with Matilda!

Learn more and purchase tickets at Ocala Civic Theatre

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