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.

THE ART OF CARLYNNE HERSHBERGER EXHIBIT

City Hall | 110 SE Watula Ave.

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

 

ART IN CITY SPACES: ROBYNE FRAIZE EXHIBIT

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.

 

ART PARK PERFORMANCE SERIES: KINDO

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.

 

  1. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. COMMEMORATIVE CELEBRATION

Each year we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Ire Bethea 352.208.0819 | Narvella Haynes 352.598.0205

 

YOUTH DAY

Howard Academy | 306 NW Seventh Ave.

Saturday | January 12 | 1-3 p.m.

 

PRAYER BREAKFAST

E.D. Croskey Recreation Center | 1510 NW Fourth St.

Saturday | January 19 | 9 a.m.

 

WREATH CEREMONY

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial | 595 SW Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.

Saturday | January 19 | 11:30 a.m.

 

ECUMENICAL SERVICE

St. Paul A.M.E. Church | 718 NW Seventh St.

Sunday | January 20 | 6 p.m.

 

THE MARCH

Downtown Square | 1 SE Broadway St.

Monday | January 21 | 8 a.m.

 

DAY IN THE PARK

Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Complex | 1510 NW Fourth St.

Monday | Jan. 21 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

 

STARLAB PLANETARIUM SHOWS

Discovery Center | 701 NE Sanchez Ave.

Saturdays | Ongoing | 11-11:30 a.m. | 1-1:30 p.m.

Tour our solar system and learn about the stars and constellations. $9.50/person, $20/family of four, which includes admission to exhibits.

 

REJUVENATE WITH THE ARTS

Eighth Avenue Adult Activity Center | 830 NE Eighth Ave.

Tuesdays | Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29 | 10 a.m.-Noon

Learn the arts, design unique and collaborative creations through various classes and workshops. $5/person/class.

 

SMARTPHONE 101

Eighth Avenue Adult Activity Center | 830 NE Eighth Ave.

Thursdays | Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24 | 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Learn how to navigate your Apple/Android smartphone, navigate the internet, social media (Facebook) and other applications.

 

BUSTIN’ LOOSE: HIP HOP CARDIO

E.D. Croskey Recreation Center | 1510 NW Fourth St.

Tuesdays | Jan. 10-Feb. 7 | 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Good for all ages and exercise levels! Allow our certified fitness instructor to help you achieve your healthy living goals.

 

FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK

Downtown Ocala

First Friday of each month | Jan. 4-May 3 | 6-9 p.m.

Artist displays, live entertainment, street performers, free family art activities and extended shopping hours! Bring your own chairs.

 

SHINING SNEAKERS

E.D. Croskey Recreation Center | 1510 NW Fourth St.

Mondays-Fridays | Jan. 7-Feb. 22 | 9-10 a.m.

Low-impact cardio walking program is fun for all ages. Walk, run or jog at your own pace in our climate-controlled walking center. Coffee and water available.

 

GLOW IN THE DARK BINGO

Eighth Avenue Adult Activity Center | 830 NE Eighth Ave.

Saturday | Jan. 12 | 2-4 p.m.

Everything glows in the dark, cards, daubers and more! $5 for two cards and two big jackpots to be won! Music and pizza. Thank you to our sponsor, Windsor of Ocala.

 

ECO INVADERS EXHIBIT OPENING

Discovery Center | 701 NE Sanchez Ave.

Saturday | Jan. 12 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Animal encounters, lots of fun and light refreshments. Thank you to our sponsors, Ocala Electric Utility and Ocala Water Resources. $6.50/person. $22/family of four.

 

AL CAPONE DINNER THEATRE

Eighth Avenue Adult Activity Center | 830 NE Eighth Ave.

Thursday | Jan. 17 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Enjoy a comfortable bus ride, a delicious buffet lunch and fun for everyone. A great show places emphasis on standup comedy and audience interaction. Upbeat musical productions are some of the best this side of Chicago. $64/person.

 

AFTER DARK IN THE PARK MOVIE SERIES

THE GOONIES [PG]

Friday | Jan. 18 | 7 p.m. | Scott Springs | 2825 SW 24 Ave.

Popcorn, hotdogs and drinks available for small fee. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets.

 

LET’S GO TO THE MOVIES

Eighth Avenue Adult Activity Center | 830 NE Eighth Ave.

Wednesdays | Jan. 30 | Feb. 27 | 12:30-4 p.m.

Movie, popcorn, soda, Bruster’s Real Ice Cream and transportation. $7/person.

 

SILVER STREAMERS

Eighth Avenue Adult Activity Center | 830 NE Eighth Ave.

Thursdays | Jan. 31-March 7 | 2:30-3:30 p.m.

It’s never too late to learn. Explore the new and exciting world of STREAM with fun projects and DIY crafts. We’re more than excited to introduce everyone to Science, Technology, Recreation, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics in an environment that’s appropriately paced and relatable.

 

SNACKS & FACTS: ECO INVADERS

Eighth Avenue Adult Activity Center | 830 NE Eighth Ave.

Wednesday | Jan. 16 | 10:45 a.m.

Defend Florida’s ecosystems from plant and animal invaders! Experience live animals, reptiles, amphibians and more! Picnic snacks and drinks provided by our sponsor, Strive Health & Rehabilitation.

 

OCALA DOWNTOWN MARKET

Corner of SE Third St. and SE Third Ave.

Fridays | 3-7 p.m. | Saturdays | 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | Rain or shine

Locally grown produce, jellies, jams, kettle corn, boiled peanuts, homemade crafts, plants and a playground for the kids.

 

ADULT GOLF OUTINGS AND LESSONS

Ocala Golf Club | 3130 E. Silver Springs Blvd. | 352.401.6917

Pine Oaks of Ocala | 2201 NW 21st St. | 352.401.6940

Call the city golf courses and get ready to TEE IT UP! Pine Oaks of Ocala offers half price cart fees for golfers 80+ and no cart fees for golfers 85+.

 

TENNIS ANYONE?

Fort King Tennis Center | 3301 SE Fort King St. | 352.629.8453

Open to the public and certified tennis professionals provide lessons for all skill levels.

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