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Daughtry to Headline 2018 Harvest Fest Music and Food Truck Festival

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.

RETURNING: First Friday Art Walk September 7th

‘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.

 

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

Free Line Dancing Classes in Silver Springs Shores

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!

Fun Days at the Fort King National Historical Landmark!

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.

Medieval to Metal at The Appleton Art Museum

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

Reading with a Ranger!

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

Fun Music Performances at Silver Springs State Park!

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!

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!

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!

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

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

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

 

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!

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

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!

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!

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!

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

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

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