Events

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 www.OcalaHalfMarathon.com.

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 www.mcgsocala.org (or contact Joel Swanson at (352) 897-0840 or president@mcgsocala.org).

Event festivities include over 30 artist displays, live entertainment, free family art activities and extended shopping hours.

Post Date:12/18/2018 10:23 AM

OCALA, Fla. (Dec. 18, 2018) – The First Friday Art Walk returns to downtown Ocala Friday, Jan. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. and will include the following special performances and activities:

  • 6 to 9 p.m. – Live music by Nino Castaneda on the main event stage located at the downtown square near the gazebo. This performance will include original music, as well as jazz and Latin classics with afro-Cuban rhythms.
  • Free hands-on art activities for all ages will be provided throughout the event by 98.5 KTK, Appleton Museum of Art, Art Army of Ocala, Discovery Center, Marion County Public Library, the Ocala Chippers and Painting with a Twist.

The First Friday Art Walk occurs from 6 to 9 p.m. on the first Friday of each month from September through May annually. Located within Ocala’s historic downtown, event festivities include over 30 artist displays, live entertainment, free family art activities and extended shopping hours.

For more information, please contact the City of Ocala Cultural Arts Division at 352-629-8447 or artwalk@ocalafl.org or visit www.ocalafl.org/artwalk.

Let’s Skate Ocala!

Join us for Let’s Skate Ocala! from Nov. 17-Dec. 30 located in beautiful Tuscawilla Park at 825 NE Watula Ave.  The “synthetic” ice rink is open to the public Thursdays, 5-9 p.m., Fridays, 5-10 p.m., Saturdays, 2-10 p.m. and Sundays, 4-8 p.m.  The fee to skate is $5/person/45-minute skate session for ages 3+.  Need a place for your holiday party?  Rent the rink for only $150/two hours on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.  Enjoy festive music, a food truck, a photo booth and more! Every Friday we provide FREE hay rides and these FUN Theme Nights: Nov. 23-Family Game Night (BOGO admission); Nov. 30-Skate with the Symphony; Dec. 7-Hawaiian Limbo and Kona Ice; Dec. 14-Under the BIG Top, Games and Prizes; Dec. 21-Santa’s Workshop, Cookie Decorating and Reindeer Games and Dec. 28-All Things Disney and Let’s Go to the Movies featuring Beauty and the Beast!  The Let’s Skate Ocala! Holiday Skating Rink will be closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas days.  If you need additional information, please give us a call at 352.368.5517.  Happy Holidays!

Join us for Let’s Skate Ocala! from Nov. 17-Dec. 30 located in beautiful Tuscawilla Park at 825 NE Watula Ave.  The “synthetic” ice rink is open to the public Thursdays, 5-9 p.m., Fridays, 5-10 p.m., Saturdays, 2-10 p.m. and Sundays, 4-8 p.m.  The fee to skate is $5/person/45-minute skate session for ages 3+.  Need a place for your holiday party?  Rent the rink for only $150/two hours on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.  Enjoy festive music, a food truck, a photo booth and more! Every Friday we provide FREE hay rides and these FUN Theme Nights: Nov. 23-Family Game Night (BOGO admission); Nov. 30-Skate with the Symphony; Dec. 7-Hawaiian Limbo and Kona Ice; Dec. 14-Under the BIG Top, Games and Prizes; Dec. 21-Santa’s Workshop, Cookie Decorating and Reindeer Games and Dec. 28-All Things Disney and Let’s Go to the Movies featuring Beauty and the Beast!  The Let’s Skate Ocala! Holiday Skating Rink will be closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas days.  If you need additional information, please give us a call at 352.368.5517.  Happy Holidays!

This year’s event will feature two stages and two entertainment zones throughout the downtown area with entertainment and more than 100 vendors.

OCALA, Fla. (Oct. 23, 2018) – Light Up Ocala returns to downtown Ocala Saturday, Nov. 17 from 4 to 9 p.m. The theme for this year’s event is “Here We Glow Again.”

This year’s event will feature two stages and two entertainment zones throughout the downtown area with entertainment and more than 100 vendors the whole family will enjoy. Entertainment will include live music, dance, food, crafts, and, of course, the annual holiday tree lighting ceremony at approximately 6:30 p.m.

  • Stage One – Sponsored by Ocala Health and WOCA
    • Downtown Square – SE Broadway and Magnolia Avenue
  • Stage Two – Sponsored by Florida Hospital Ocala
    • Citizens’ Circle – Fort King Street and Osceola Avenue
  • Entertainment Zone – Sponsored by Campus USA Credit Union & Insight Credit Union
    • North Lot – Corner of NE First Street and NE First Avenue
  • Whoville – Sponsored by the Ocala/Marion County Association of Realtors & Watson Realty
    • Marion Theatre – Magnolia Avenue and Fort King Street

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OCALA, Fla. (Sept. 14, 2018) – The First Friday Art Walk returns to downtown Ocala Friday, Oct. 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. and will include the following special performances and activities:

6 to 9 p.m. – Live music by Chris Ryals on the main event stage located at the downtown square near the gazebo.

7 p.m. – Contemporary dance performance by West Port High School’s MCCA Dance Program.

8 p.m. – The Arts District Studio will present a zombie-themed dance performance.

Free hands-on art activities for all ages will be provided throughout the event by 98.5 KTK, Appleton Museum of Art, Art Army of Ocala, Discovery Center, Karate America Ocala, Marion County Public Library, the Ocala Chippers and Painting with a Twist. Continue reading

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October 23rd 6:00pm at Elks Lodge 702 NE 25th Ave with dinner available.

Florida Federated Republican Women’s Ocala Chapter – Membership Drive.

When a Republican woman becomes a member of the Federation, she has access to … campaigns, communications, issue advocacy, membership recruitment.

Information supplied by Debra Jenkins

 

Tickets to The fall Johnny Mello Show & Dance are now on sale. If you like Doo Wop, Country & Rock N Roll, you’ll love this show. You’ll enjoy seven different singers live on stage, a special 10-gift basket raffle, a 50/50 cash drawing, line and regular dancing, lots of door prizes and much more.

It’s a fundraiser with net proceeds benefiting Have A Heart For Companion Animals, Inc., as they continue their animal welfare education efforts. They are a 501 c-3 not for profit organization.

The show is being staged at the Lady Lake American Legion Hall in Lady Lake (466 & Rolling Acres Road). (Door open at 5:30 p.m. on Friday 10/26/2018.) Showtime: 6-9. Continue reading

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