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Fun Music Performances at Silver Springs State Park!

July 10, 2018 News

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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!

Ocala Music Series Starting this Friday!

July 6, 2018 News

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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

Fun with Ceramics!

July 6, 2018 News

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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!

July 3, 2018 News

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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

http://fun4ocalakids.com/Whats-Happening/July-4th-Events/

This is an amazing website to learn about firework safety.

 

Mama Mia — Ocala Civic Theater

May 16, 2018 News

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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.

LAST CALL First Friday ArtWalk – May 4th

May 3, 2018 News

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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.

 

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

Forest Friday – Wear Green 04/26

April 26, 2018 News

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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

Tips for Saving on Electric Costs This Summer!

April 19, 2018 News

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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!

  1. Keep thermostats set no lower than 78 degrees when home.
  2. Change air conditioner filters monthly.
  3. Keep blinds or drapes closed during the day to reduce heating from the sun.
  4. 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.

Earth Day Yard Sale Hosted by Boy Scout Troop 100

April 12, 2018 News

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Hello Everyone!

 

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.

 

First Friday Art Walk at Downtown Ocala!

April 5, 2018 News

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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!

 

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

Ante Up Against Cancer!

April 4, 2018 News

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This Saturday, April 7th, Oxford Downs and UF Health Cancer Center is hosting it’s 2nd Annual Poker Tournament in order to benefit cancer research! The event will be held in Summerfield at Oxford Downs on 17996 US-301. There will be live music featuring Sweatlodge Junkies, free wine and beer, and free hors d’oeuvres!  It’s $25 admission for non-poker players, $100 buy-in, $6,000 starting pack, with 15 minute levels and during a break a one-time add on of $20 for 2,000 more chips. At the tournament there is a $4,000 guarantee prize pool with 9 spots being paid. So come on out and support the UF Health Cancer Center, and mingle about some fellow poker players. Find the printable Registration Form HERE or you can register in person. If you have questions about registration or group registration please contact Oxford Downs at (352) 347-2273.

 

 

 

2018 Brick City Beer and Wine Festival

On March 31st, 2018 the 5th annual Brick City Beer and Wine Festival will be taking place in downtown Ocala! Ocala Silver Springs and Ocala Sunset Rotary Clubs, will be hosting the event and there will be an assortment of wine and beer samples from local vendors! Not to mention there will also be food trucks, live music and so many more other fun activities! The fun won’t end after the festival is over, you will be given free admission to the “Feel Downtown LIVE concert” after the festival! During the festival this year, money will be raised to benefit Interfaith Emergency Services which is an amazing organization which will help people within our community.

In order to receive more information, and updates, about the event be sure to visit their website here: Brick City Beer and Wine Festival

Sculpture Stroll at Tuscawilla Winners!

March 23, 2018 News

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On March 17th there was a celebration for the installation of new sculptures at Tuscawilla Park. Over 110 entries were received and here are the following winners in the highest categories:

 

  • Best in ShowRobustae by John Gamache, Ocala, FL
  • Second PlaceJob by Claudia Lauster, Naples, FL
  • Honorable MentionNavigator by Mike Hansel, Middletown, RI
  • People’s ChoiceMetal Elephant by James Futral, Fort Myers, FL

 

These sculptures will remain at Tuscawilla park for a 20 month exhibit. The sculpture mediums range from sandstone, concrete, steel, and so much more. The park is open to the public from sunrise to sunset, so take a nice evening stroll to admire these lovely pieces of art,one done by an Ocala Local!

Roadrunner Youth Development Basketball League

March 20, 2018 News

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Looking for a fun activity to get your child involved in to make friends, exercise, or broaden their horizons in the world of sports? Then come on over to the Roadrunners Youth Development Spring Basketball League!

 

The Roadrunners Youth Basketball League have extended their Early Bird Discount by one day, so this is the last day to register for $77 before the price increases!

This program is open to 3rd-8th graders, with separate playing divisions such as 3rd-5th and 6th-8th. The two groups will be hosted on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, in an hour and 15 minute increments. It also looks like they are going to sell out of both sessions for the first time ever! So head on over to their website for more information and to secure a spot for your child!

Roadrunner Youth Development Basketball League Information

Adult Flag Football at Brick City!

March 19, 2018 News

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Looking for a fun spring sport to  do with your friends? Well look no further because the Marion County Parks and Recreation department is hosting a Flag Football League!

All of the information is listed below, and we are looking forward to seeing our community get together to play some football!

Event Information: 

League games get underway March 22nd.

League limited to ten teams (maximum of 15 players per team).

Players must be 17 years of age and older.

Register as a team or as an individual player. Fee is $20/player.

For More Information visit:

http://www.ocalamarion.com/event/adult-flag-football-spring-2018/?instance_id=44885

Hiking Through Silver Springs

March 7, 2018 News

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In the months of September through May, there will be guided hikes hosted by David Rakes on the third Saturday of each month! On these information hikes you have the chance to learn about the flora and fauna of North Central Florida. Each hike will start at a different trail head, and each hike will have a focus of a type of plant. Along with learning about these awesome plants, you will also have the chance to see some natural Florida Wildlife such as the Florida white-tailed deer, Sherman’s fox squirrel, Eastern gopher tortoises, and so much more!

The next hike will be on March 17th, the focus of the hike will be trees, more specifically how many different types of trees you are able to count and see on the Sink Hole Trail. Meet at the Sink Hold Trail Head at 8:00am , and regular park admission are the only fees. We hope to see you there for some fun hiking through some of Florida’s most amazing hiking trails in the state!

Southern Regional Horse Show

February 27, 2018 News, Things to Do

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Come on out to the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion this weekend, March 2nd through the 4th for the “Ocala ‘Schooling’ Classic” , presented by the  Southern Regional Pasco Fino Horse Association. Spectators receive free admission. So come on out to see some of the best horses in Florida “strut their stuff”, this can also be a fun outing for the whole family. If you with to take part in the show, just visit their website HERE. Horses aren’t really your thing? Well then come on Saturday to attend the ‘Shine and Dirt Jeep Show’! There really is something for the whole family at this weekend long event. For more information on this event, and many others hosted at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion click here.

First Friday Art Walk is back For March!

February 22, 2018 News

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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, March  2nd  from 6 to 9 p.m. and will include the following special performances and activities:

 

In the early evening from 6pm to 9pm, there will be performances by Stephen Lopez on the main event stage located at the downtown square near the gazebo.

Performances by West Port High School’s MCCA ( Marion County Center for the Arts ) Dance Program, they will be performing contemporary style dance pieces.

Local artists will be working throughout this event creating artwork, portraits and caricature drawings on-site. Additionally the Cario Dancers will be performing Belly Dancing routines once again the the First Friday Art Walk!

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

Valentines Gift Ideas for that Special Someone!

February 13, 2018 News

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Valentines Day is tomorrow! Are you scrambling for that last minute gift, or perfect bargain?  Well look no further! We have plenty of great deals on the perfect gift for that perfect someone on Valentines Day! ♥

Puppies are cool and a great go-to kind of gift, but what if you could change the life of special needs dog like Willis, on this very special day? Willis is a 3 yr old blind, 45 pound, adult male terrier mix looking for a seeing eye companion. You could be his furrr-ever companion!

Do you have an adventurer in your life that makes buying the perfect gift seem impossible? Well on Ocala4Sale  we have tons  of sporty-adventurous items listed especially for our thrill-seeking customers! Check out this 10′ 3″ Kayak on sale for  $220! Perfect for you and your date to have a lovely date kayaking down Silver Springs.

We have plenty more gift ideas listed on Ocala4Sale, and will continue tagging them throughout the day all the way until tomorrow!

♥ Happy Valentines Day! ♥

Click HERE  for more gift ideas.

New Art in the Park Celebration

February 8, 2018 News, Things to Do

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Tuscawilla Park, Ocala

Tuscawilla Park, Ocala
February 15th, 2018 is your chance to have an exclusive preview of the 10 brand new statues that are being installed in Tuscawilla Park. Have a fun evening outing with friends, family, or the special someone as a belated Valentines day, with tours around the park to observe and review the sculptures. Hors d’oeuvres will be supplied for the evening, with some adult beverages to accompany them. There will also be a performance by Ehtio-American sing-songwriter and composer Meklit, which will kick off the night at 6:30 p.m..

The new sculptures that are being implemented in the park are just 10 out of 117 entries received from across North America and Canada. The sculptures will be housed at the park for a 20-month exhibit, the exhibit works will be made up of aluminum, scrap metal, sandstone, and so much more! Some of the more modern entries are solar-powered and kinetic sculptures, which are really neat and mind-boggling displays!

This fun outing will cost $25 per person, and a cash bar will be available, so come on out and experience some of the finest art installations in Ocala!

Buy tickets here!

 

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