Ocala News

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.

It is an unfortunate reality that not all kids can afford to participate in paid recreation programs and summer camps. At the City of Ocala, we endeavor to ensure that every child has an opportunity to participate. You can help us continue to make constructive play time a reality for underprivileged children by making a donation to the Let them PLAY! Scholarship Fund.

Please go to our website to donate today or mail a check to Let them PLAY! Scholarship Fund, 828 NE Eighth Ave., Ocala, Florida 34470.

Thank you in advance for your investment in Ocala’s children.

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).

Pictured is OBL Founder David Liner, left, in coming president Connie Pendleton, right, and OBL’s official waitress, “Denise”, receiving a Christmas Cheer!

Ocala Business Leaders spread Christmas Cheers to a number of people. They partnered with the Salvation Army by Ringing the Bell for two weeks. Clark Yandle was in charge of that project. OBL also adopted Senior Citizens who live locally by buying gifts from their wish list. Diane Leaf helped co-ordinate that and Mr & Mrs Yandle helped make sure everyone had a gift. Great Christmas Spirit OBL!

Gerry Dietrich TVS LLC (left),talked about his Mobile Directory, how it worked and how to activate it. This is new technology that puts your ad in front of the customer when you get near them. Good talk lots of questions.

Gerry Winton (right), a local Handyman spoke at the Ocala Business Breakfast, describing what he does and took a lot of questions. It was a good talk.

Designs by Debbi, a local crafter/designer showing some of her creations at a street market in Dunnellon Florida. Dunnellon, Fl is known for its festivals held on the downtown streets.

This is a photo of Charlie. Charlie came by to see me at my table at the Shop Lady Lake Expo. He seemed to like the attention and was actually posing for the camera. Here he is standing on top of my newspapers posing.

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!

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