Events

Oklawaha Valley Audubon Society of Lake County is hosting a beginners class on basic birding Sunday February 25th 2 -4 pm at Trout Lake Nature center  530 East  Cr 44. Eustis, Florida. Birding is the fastest growing activity in the US and Central Florida is a birding hot spot. Birding is a great activity because its inexpensive, easy, it connects people to nature and it can be as simple or as complex as you want to make it. Birding can be an individual hobby, a family activity, or a group event that can be done in your back yard, at a local wildlife refuge or an exotic international location Birding is  often combined with hiking, kayaking, photography and traveling so there is something for everyone. Continue reading

The City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department will host the annual Cattle Drive and Cowboy Round-Up event Saturday, Feb. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tuscawilla Park, 500 NE Sanchez Ave.

OCALA, Fla. (Feb. 2, 2018) – The City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department will host the annual Cattle Drive and Cowboy Round-Up event Saturday, Feb. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tuscawilla Park, 500 NE Sanchez Ave. This annual event is presented by the Rotary Clubs of Marion County.

A cattle drive will kick off the event in downtown Ocala and will end at Tuscawilla Park where the real festivities will begin. The cattle drive will begin at 10 a.m. near Jesse’s Computers and Repair located at 300 SE Eighth St. The public is invited to walk behind the cattle drive to Tuscawilla Park. Continue reading

Tri County Grange #215 will meet Monday, Feb. 12, at 2:00 PM at the Fruitland Park Library, 230 Berckman St.

A report will be given on the recent  State Grange Session held recently in Kissimmee.  Light refreshment will be served.

Tri County Grange serves those who reside in Lake. Sumter and Marion Counties.

Guests and snowbird grangers are cordially invited.   For more information contact  Master Howard Sechler at 484-225-0780, or Secretary  Mildred Teisinger at 740-819-4786.

Oklawaha Valley Audubon Society of  Lake County  is sponsoring a birding, botany & wildlife  field trip on Sunday, February 11th 7 am to 12 pm to Orlando Wetlands Park in east Orange County.  They will be traveling through the park by tram and the  trip will be led Wetlands Park volunteers.  The park is home to diverse plant life  several species of ducks, grebes, Belted Kingfishers, shorebirds, wading birds, Purple Gallinule, night herons, Bobcat and  Alligators.   The area has walking trails and  fantastic photography opportunities. Continue reading

The Don Harrison Foundation 5013C Charity Presents a two-fer – 2 Golf Tournaments in one day at Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club

March 25- 2 shot gun starts – 4 person scramble.

Learn more about our 5 local charities that will benefit & Sign up to: Play, donate &/or volunteer

GOTO: www.donharriosnfoundation.org

The City of Ocala will host ‘BOBA: Beginning of Bolted Art,” a biennial sculpture reception, Thursday, Feb. 15 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Tuscawilla Art Park, 223 NE Fifth St.

OCALA, Fla. (Jan. 24, 2018) – The City of Ocala will host ‘BOBA: Beginning of Bolted Art,” a biennial sculpture reception, Thursday, Feb. 15 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Tuscawilla Art Park, 223 NE Fifth St.

Tickets holders will have the opportunity for docent tours of the ten new sculptures complete with culinary delights paired with adult specialty beverages and live entertainment featuring Ethio-American vocalist and composer, Meklit. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased at www.ocalafl.org/culturalarts. Continue reading

The City of Ocala will host a silent surplus auction Tuesday, Feb. 13 from 9 a.m. to noon.

OCALA, Fla. (Jan. 24, 2018) – The City of Ocala will host a silent surplus auction Tuesday, Feb. 13 from 9 a.m. to noon at the City of Ocala complex located at 2100 NE 30th Ave., near building 300.

Items available at this auction may include cell phones, chairs, computers, office furniture, TVs, VCRs, Panasonic Toughbook laptops or other items the City no longer has a use for. To view a complete list of available items, please visit www.ocalasurplus.com.

Those in attendance will be able to bid on all available items throughout the event until the auction closes at noon. The highest bidders, or winners, will have until 3 p.m. the day of the auction to pay for the item(s) and remove it from City property. The only accepted methods of payment will be cash or certified checks. Continue reading

Below is a list of additional events and activities happening at the Discovery Center, 701 NE Sanchez Ave., Saturday, Jan. 20 in collaboration with the Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band concert at Tuscawilla Park.

OCALA, Fla. (Jan. 11, 2018) – Saturday, Jan. 20, Latin GRAMMY-award winning duo Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band will perform at Tuscawilla Park, 223 NE Fifth St., at 3 p.m. This special concert caps off the closing activities of the Discovery Center’s current exhibit, Super Kids Save the World. Below is a list of additional events and activities happening at the Discovery Center, 701 NE Sanchez Ave., Saturday, Jan. 20 in collaboration with this event.

Additional Star Lab Planetarium Shows:

  • 11 a.m. – Tour of the Solar System
  • Noon – Constellation Mythology
  • 1 p.m. – Tour of the Solar System
  • 2 p.m. – Constellation Mythology

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Groups and organizations from all over the county come to participate in the MLK March. Starting from Downtown Ocala, we’ll march to the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Complex.

. Transporation will be provided to the downtown area, beginning at 7:00 until the march begins at 9:00. Please contact Ire Bethea 352-208-0819 for more information on participating.

The day will be filled with performing artist, dancers, speeches, multiple vendors, and lots of food. If you’d like to participate and show your talents contact Derek Ponder at 352-857-4118. And if you want to be a vendor contact Debra Richardson 352-361-5708

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