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In most cases, the age of a vehicle determines if a car is a classic.
- Antique – A vehicle more than 45 years old.
- Classic – A vehicle made at least 20 years prior to the current year. This definition is accepted by most state DMV’s.
- CCCA Classic – A “fine” or “distinctive” automobile, either American or foreign built, produced between 1925 and 1948 as defned by the Classic Car Club of America.
- Vintage – A vehicle made between 1919 and 1930.
The design of cars is generally divided into the following era’s — horseless carriages or veteran cars, brass or edwardian cars, vintage cars, classic cars (pre thru post war), muscle cars. The modern car era begins in the 1980’s where design was dictated by fuel efficiency and safety. Distinctive features were abandoned and cars even by different manufacturers began to look the same. The modern “classic” returns to the bold design of yesteryear. Some have marked this as a corporate ploy to dupe buyers with nostalgic redesign. But others see this a as a return to proper design sensibilities, after a 20-year hiatus.
Whether corporate ploy or design revival, the status of a modern classic is really determined on Saturday in garages and car shows all across America. Drivers are looking for clean lines and distinctive looks. They want cars and trucks that stand out from the rest. If auto makers fail to provide it, these drivers will weld, grind and paint their way to a new era of “classic.” Only time will tell which new designs will find fanatical followers who will keep it on the road for 40 years, instead of the scrap yard compactor.
Come and be a part of the biggest fall event in Ocala. Thrill the world is an event that is sponsored by Extensions Dance Studio and Just Entertainment Inc. This event is put on annually to try and break the Ocala record of the largest simultaneous dance with Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” People of all ages come dressed up as zombies and dance to this iconic song. This is a family friendly event and everyone is welcome. This event is on October 13th 2018 from 4 to 10 PM. But we’re not just dancing! There will be local merchandise and food vendors set up with candy for the littles and their amazing handmade products! Not to mention you will also get a taste of Ocala with the amazing food trucks!
Don’t know the thriller dance? Then don’t worry! Extensions Dance studio will hold rehearsals at 2303 NE Jacksonville road on October 10th and October 11th at 6:45PM
If you are wanting to be a dancer it is only $5.00 for advance sign up and $7.00 the night of the event. LETS HELP BREAK THIS OCALA RECORD!
Implanting a microchip into your pet is an excellent way to recover your pet when it is lost. A third of pets go missing every year, with 90% of untagged pets failing to return home. Using a microchip together with a collar tag will give you extra security and peace of mind.
Information held on the microchip consists of:
- Chip number
- Pet owner’s contact information
- Name and description of the pet
- (Optional) Vet contact information and an alternate contact number
Many vets like to scan your pet at every visit to check that the chip can still be picked up, and also to use the number as an identifying reference for the pet, in the same way humans can be identified by a fingerprint, social security or passport The microchips are designed to last 25 years and safely stay put inside your pet without getting lost in its body.
Remember, always notify the registry if you have changed address or if you have adopted a pet with a microchip.
Art Walk is a free event and takes place the Friday of each month from September through May. Located within Ocala’s historic downtown, available are free family art activities ( by the Appleton Museum of Art, Painting with a Twist, Marion County Public Library, Karate America Ocala, Animis Foundation and the Discovery Center. ) , extended shopping hours for the downtown shops, and live exhibits from local artists. Get yourself a portrait done by any of our local artisits, and support them by buying pieces of their art from them! These activities will be located at Ocala Homes and Farms Realty located at 108 E Fort King St.
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.
Tickets are on sale to see Daughtry at the Harvest Fest Music and Food Truck Festival Saturday, Nov. 10 from 1 to 10 p.m. at Tuscawilla Park located at 500 NE Sanchez Ave. This year’s Harvest Fest event will feature two stages of live music with Daughtry headlining the evening’s festivities. Other national, regional and local artists set to perform will be announced in the coming weeks.
General admission tickets will be $10 with the donation of a non-perishable food item. All donations collected will benefit Project Hope and will be distributed to families within the Ocala community for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.
VIP tickets will be available at www.ocalafl.org/performingarts for $40 and include premium, up-close access to the stage during Daughtry’s performance, one free adult beverage, access to the VIP pavilion and restrooms, light snacks and a commemorative Harvest Fest T-shirt. VIP tickets will be available for purchase beginning Monday, Sept. 3 at noon.
Guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets. Coolers will not be permitted inside the event area.
For more information, please contact the City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department, Cultural Arts and Sciences Division at 352-629-8447.
‘Tis the season! First Friday Art Walk to return to Downtown Ocala this September! The fun will start at 6:00pm and conclude at 9:00pm. There will be special performances and activities such as live music by Cami Maree on the Downtown Main Stage! There will also be performances such as Ballroom Dancing by the USA Dance Ocala Chapter 6027, along with mini-ballroom dancing lessons through the evening for event attendees. A Belly Dancing performance will also be put on by the Cairo Dancers, this performance will showcase rhythm, costumes, and complex movements of this Middle-East art form. Our favorite part of the evening is fun for all ages! 98.5 KTK, the Discovery Center, the Appleton Museum of Art, Painting with a Twist, and the Marion County Public Library will provide free, hands-on art activities for all ages. This event is hosted once a month from September to May and is located in Downtown Ocala, and includes all the performances listed above, and displays from 30 locals artists, and extended shopping hours for the downtown boutiques.
Do you enjoy line dancing? If so, then you should come on out to the Forest Community Center at Sandhill Park then you should come out this Wednesday, August 8th and Firday, August 10th, for some free line dancing classes! This class is offered every Wednesday from 6:00pm-8:00pm for beginners and anyone who wishes to improve their line dancing technique. There is also a line dancing class for beginners, and any one who wishes to improve on their line dancing skills, taught in Silver Spring Shores at the Silver Springs Shores Community Center on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month from 6:00pm-8:00pm. For more information visit the event website here. So get your happy feet on, and grab a partner for some line dancing fun!
School is starting back and The City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department will be hosting Marion County Public School Days at the Fort King National Historic Landmark, 3925 E Fort King St., Saturdays, Sept. 8 and 22 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.. This is educational fun for the whole family, and a great time to enjoy the Florida autumn weather. These family-friendly events will include demonstrations of period camping, cooking, tours, historical programming and more. Admission is FREE and open to the public. So come on out and enjoy a little bit of Ocala’s history with us!
For more information, please contact the City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department at 352-368-5535.
A new exhibit is visiting the Appleton Art Museum here in Ocala! This exhibit is for everyone and all metal music lovers! Travel through the ages with wild, rare, and classic guitars from all over. The exhibit will run from now to September the 2nd, so go take a look while it is still here! It is a rare site to see, so come on down to the Appleton and “rock out” with us!
For more information on the exhibit please visit: 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, or call (352)291-4455 or visit appletonmuseum.org
This Friday, July 27th 2018 join the Ocala Community at the Marion County Public Library for Reading with a Ranger. This program is to help keep kids learning over the summer while they are not in school with this fun literacy program. It is also a way to show the importance of reading in the parks of Ocala. This Friday we will be reading in Tuscawilla Park. Children and parents are exposed to the different parks that Ocala has to offer, and all the different kinds of books you can find at the Marion County Library System.
For more information please visit the Ocala Parks & Recreation Department’s Website: http://www.ocalafl.org/recpark
Come on out this Sunday, July 15th, 2018 at 1:00pm and enjoy local and visiting musicians perform acoustic music in a scenic area near the springs. Instruments usually include a banjo, guitar, fiddle, upright bass, and accordion. They may vary from month to month. Feel free to bring your own instrument and join in or just listen and enjoy. Hand claps and foot taps welcome! This is such a fun time to enjoy the beautiful State Park that is Silver Springs and this wonderful summer time weather we are having here in the sunshine state!
Looking for something free and fun to do this summer? Well come on out for the Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series! What’s happening at this music series? There will be free live music, great food, and a fun atmosphere for the whole family. These events will be starting this Friday, June 15th, 2018 and going all the way until August 17th, 2018 every Friday night. It will be located at Webb Field from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. So come on out for some summer fun, you won’t regret it!
The address for the event is: 1510 NW Fourth St. Ocala, Florida 34471 – Martin Luther Recreation Complex
For questions and more information just go and visit concerts.levittamp.org/Ocala or contact the Ocala Recreation and Parks, Cultural Arts division (352)629-8379
Starting Saturday, July 7th, every Thursday, Saturday, and Wednesday until July 19th there will be ceramics painting at the Silver Springs Recreation Center! All ages are welcome to come out from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and choose from hundreds of ceramics to paint. Ceramics painting is so relaxing, and they make great gifts for Father’s Day, Birthdays, Anniversaries, you name it! For more information call 352-438-2810 or visit their website.
Happy 4th of July Everyone!
We are so happy you guys are a part of our team. We hope everyone has a safe and wonderful 4th of July! Don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter to check out all of this week’s cool classifieds and a little special treat for the 4th of July.
One event we have highlighted for the 4th of July is the Ocala Jaycees 49th Annual God & Country Day. The event will begin at 2:00 pm , and will end with the fireworks as the closing. Some activities include a Veterans Ceremony, Live Entertainment, Bounce Houses, and so much more family fun! For more information, or if you have any questions, go check out the event on Facebook HERE.
If you want to know some events that are going on visit the link below to learn all of the fun things that are happening in our town
Mama Mia is the spring production being presented at the Ocala Civic Theater. The performances will start tomorrow, May 17th, and run every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until June 17th. On June 7th there is an American Sign Language Performance of the show, which a unique experience to attend! Attending productions at the Ocala Civic Theater is a great way to broaden your horizons and support our local actors and actresses, who know they could become superstars some day! Mama Mia is hit with the catchy musical numbers, classic humor and so much more! So come on out to a showing for a great night!
For more information click HERE.
Looking for something to do tomorrow evening?
Come on out and see what Downtown Ocala has to offer! The First Friday Art Walk is held the first Friday of each month from 6-9 p.m. , but this is the last one until September!
The First Friday Art Walk is fifteen city blocks long and trust us this is an event you do not want to miss!
All located in Ocala’s historic downtown core. The walk has restaurants, businesses and performing artists. So come out and support you local artists and crafts today! The event includes more than 40 artist displays, live entertainment, free family art activities and extended shopping hours.
Everyone in the community is invited to wear green this Friday and prove Forest High School is NOT ALONE! After last week’s school shooting, let’s show them we love and support them as a community! Post pictures wearing green with the hashtag #ForestFriday or #GoGreen
The student body will be able to see all photos
Remember they are more then just a school, they are part of our community! #WeAreForest and they are #ForestStrong
Looking to stay cool this summer, but keep your AC bill down?
Here are just a few tips to keep you cool and save you money this summer!
- Keep thermostats set no lower than 78 degrees when home.
- Change air conditioner filters monthly.
- Keep blinds or drapes closed during the day to reduce heating from the sun.
- Adjust ceiling fans to turn counter-clockwise during the summer months.
We hope this tips will help keep you refreshed and happy!
Stay tuned for more tips, blogs, and features here with Ocala4sale!
For more information, please contact Ocala Electric Utility at 352-629-2489 or visit www.ocalaelectric.org.
This Earth Day, April 21st, FUMC’s Boy Scout Troop 100 will be hosting a yard sale from 8:00am to 1:00pm at the First United Methodist Church in Ocala on 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd.. The troop is raising money in order to be able to attend summer camp this year. They are also looking for vendors and donations! To be a vendor all you need is $20 to rent a table to get rid of some clutter and make some money, crafters are also encouraged to rent a table to sell their products. Donations as well as customers wanted and welcomed. To make reservations, donations or ask questions, please call (352) 629-1663 and state that you are calling about the Boy Scout fundraiser.
Need something to do this Friday?
Come and see that Downtown Ocala has to offer! The First Friday Art Walk at Downtown Ocala is held the first Friday of each month from 6-9 p.m. from Now thru May!
The First Friday Art Walk is fifteen city blocks long and trust us this is an event you do not want to miss!
All located in Ocala’s historic downtown core. The walk has restaurants, businesses and performing artists. So come out and support you local artists and crafts today!