BRUNCH, BOURBON & BEER FEST

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The Paddock Mall will be hosting Marion County’s first annual Brunch, Bourbon, and Beer Fest on Saturday, June 15th from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm in center court. Come taste brunch samples from local restaurants as well as sample some of the best bourbon and beer around. There will be live music, games, prizes, and more.

Proceeds will benefit Transitions Life Center, a non-profit organization whose sole purpose is to provide a safe, caring and enriching the community for intellectually disabled adults.

TICKETS

$10 – Non-drinkers and underage will enjoy some of the hottest brunch dishes in our community, and receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a gift basket.

$15 – 21 years old and up will enjoy some of the hottest brunch dishes in our community, bourbon and beer sampling, and receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a gift basket.

$30 – VIP – 21 years old and up will enjoy some of the hottest brunch dishes in our community, bourbon and beer sampling, VIP area, 2 alcoholic beverages from Hop Stop, and receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a gift basket.

*Each Admission will have a designated colored wristband.

Florida International Teaching Zoo

The Florida International Teaching Zoo promotes public education through conservation and reproduction of endangered and rare animals. We also teach the next generation of animal caregivers. We are a 501-C-3 (SC-10577) not for profit organization.

Our zoo is a complete guided zoo keeper talk. We introduce the animals to you, explain about their status in the wild, talk about their unique adaptations, and let you know what it like to work with them. You learn about the real situations facing wildlife, and how zoos like ours have contributed to their future. The Florida International Teaching Zoo is not designed as a rescue. We don’t take pet tigers. We keep animals that teach our students, and animals that contribute to their survival as a species.

Here you can meet Indigo our Female Black Jaguar

INDIGO was born in 2013 in Montgomery, Alabama. “Zoo officials say the cubs are the first born to mom Nakita, a 4-year-old spotted jaguar, and dad Kai, an 8-year-old black jaguar.”

There are only around 200 jaguars represented in zoos worldwide. The third largest cat in the world, the population of jaguars is decreasing in the wild.

 

For more information visit:

http://www.floridazooschool.com/

Programs in the Parks

  • Date: 05/17/19
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Reading with a Ranger is a program that brings literacy and the importance of reading into the parks of Ocala. Each Friday the City of Ocala Park Rangers gather in a different park to read stories to kids. 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.

We encourage our participants to bring a lunch and eat it in the park after the program. This program is made possible by the collaborative efforts between Ocala Recreation and Parks, and the
Marion County Public Library System – FL. Reading with a Ranger is free and FUN!

May 17th “The Buzz about Bees” at Heritage Nature Conservatory 200 NE 3rd Street

June 7th “Nature Games and Tracking” at Tuscawilla Park 800 NE Sanchez Ave.

June 28th “Tremendous Trees” at Scott Springs Park 2825 SW 24th Ave

July 12 “Awesome Owls” at Fort King National Historic Landmark 3925 E Fort King Street

July 26 “Fantastic Frogs” at Tuscawilla Park 800 NE Sanchez Ave.

M.O.M.S. DAY 5K Run/Walk 2019

Sunday – May 12, 2019 at Jervey Gantt Park, 2200 SE 36 Ave Ocala, FL

         (Pavilion off of 36th Ave)

6:30 a.m. Event Day Registration & Packet Pick-up *

7:30 a.m. Free Kids Fun Run -Up to 7 Yrs. Old ONLY

7:40 a.m. 5K Run/ Walk

Whether you are participating WITH your Mom,

In HONOR of your Mom, or PRIVILEDGED to be a Mom – We welcome your family!

All proceeds benefit Memories of Missing Smiles, Inc. (M.O.M.S.)

Children’s Memorial Park and Reflection Pond A 501c3, non-profit org. dedicated to

Remembering the Lives and Smiles of our children who have died.

www.memoriesofmissingsmiles.org

 

The Addams Family: A New Musical

Showtimes are from May 16 – June 9

Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice
Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa

Show dates: MAY 16 – JUNE 9, 2019
The iconic TV show comes to life in a marvelously morbid musical! Wednesday Addams is all grown up and in love with an ordinary young man from Ohio. On a dark and stormy night, the future in-laws arrive at the macabre mansion to meet the “creepy and the kooky, mysterious and spooky” Addams Family: Morticia and Gomez, Pugsley, Uncle Fester, Lurch, and Grandma. Meeting the parents has never been so terrifying… especially when the spirits of the Addams ancestors in the graveyard rise to the occasion. This 2010 Broadway hit is delightfully dark, frightfully funny, and a gleefully Gothic good time!

 

Visit their website to stay updated on ticket sales and prices, http://bit.ly/2VrSLTx

Ocala Downtown Market (May)

Date: Saturday, May 11th

Location: Ocala Downtown Market

Time: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Details:

The Ocala Downtown Market (ODM) is the place where a diverse array of farmers, artisans, craftspeople, and food trucks come together to sell their products to customers from Ocala, Marion County, and beyond. A true destination location, ODM is set just blocks off of the Ocala Downtown Square, in a beautiful open-air Market Pavilion. Besides permanent roof cover, the facility also includes large overhead fans, restrooms, a nearby ATM, and water fountains.

Vendors have a variety of booth choices to choose from, including both indoor and outdoor, booths with water and/or electric, and more!

The Market is held on Fridays from 3pm until 7pm and Saturdays from 9am until 2pm. It is the vision of the City of Ocala (which owns the facility) and Ocala Downtown Market, Inc. to see the Market add additional days in the future. This expansion in the number of days and hours the Market is open is expected to occur gradually, over the span of a few years.

This is a free event!

For more information visit:

https://ocaladowntownmarket.com/

2019 Women United Lip Sync Challenge

Thu May 2, 2019 | 6:00PM

Come join us at the Reilly Arts Center for the 2019 Women United Lip Sync Challenge!

Join Women United for the Third Annual Lip Sync Challenge presented by RealTruck. This fun, family-friendly event features local celebrities Lisa Lombardo, Joe Reichel and Sheriff Billy Woods who are competing for the title of Champion! All proceeds from the event benefit United Way’s ReadingPals program, which helps Marion County students build essential early literacy skills.

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!

Tickets are $25 for General Admission and $50.00 for VIP. VIP tickets include reserved VIP seating and access to the VIP after party with the contestants, presented by CenterState Bank with hors d’oeuvres and beverages sponsored by Katya Vineyards.

 

NEXT FRIDAY – LAST First Friday Art Walk of 2019 May 3rd

The First Friday Art Walk happens from 6 p.m. 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 of your favorite Down Town Ocala local businesses.

OCALA, Fla. (May 3rd, 2019) – The following special performances and activities will be live:

  • 6 – 9 p.m.: Live music on the main gazebo stage by The House That Jazz Built! Showcasing Ocala’s youth jazzies; Aaron Thorla leads this trio with piano skills beyond his years alongside John Miller on bass and Johnathan Hurst on drums. These three outstanding musicians collaborate with skillful, melodic chemistry that takes you away to Jazz’s golden era and will keep you enthralled.
  • 7 p.m.: Contemporary dance performance by West Port High School’s MCCA Dance Program on the downtown square.
  • 8 p.m.: Hip hop dance performance by XRT Academy.
  • Free hands-on art activities for all ages will be provided throughout the event by the Appleton Museum of Art, Discovery Center, Painting with a Twist, Art Army of Ocala and the Marion County Public Library.

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.

2019 Brick City Beer and Wine Festival

April 20 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
$30 – $35

6th Annual Brick City Beer and Wine Festival returns Saturday, April 20th, 2019.

A full day of beer and wine sampling, music, food trucks and fun awaits you at the Brick City Beer & Wine Fest in downtown Ocala under the beautiful Oaks and shade of Citizens’ Circle on April 20th, 2019.

The festival features:
Unlimited beer and wine samples from local breweries, wineries, and distributors.
Live Music by R-Style during the festival
Food Trucks
FREE admission to the Feel Downtown LIVE concert, after the fest is over!

The festival sampling is from 2 to 6 pm. Festival attendees can stay onsite after the festival and enjoy the concert from 6 to 8pm.

Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the gate.

For more information visit:

2019 Brick City Beer and WIne Festival

Gentle Carousel Magical Gala

  • Date: 04/27/19
  • Location: Ocala Jockey Club
  • Time: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Support Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses at the 2019 Gentle Carousel Magical Gala.

Order tickets or become a sponsor online at: https://www.givegab.com/campaigns/GentleCarouselMagicialGala

The Ocala Jockey Club Restaurant sits on a hill in the center of a beautiful 924-acre Thoroughbred farm. Enjoy 360 degree views from floor-to-ceiling windows on one of the highest points in the County. Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses is an all volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity, celebrating 20 years of service. Loving over 25,000 adults and children each year.

The Ocala Jockey Club Restaurant Best of the Best, 9th Annual OCALA Magazine Awards:

– Most Romantic Setting
– Restaurant With A View

Only 19 minutes from Gainesville, just off I-75.

For more information: 352-226-9009
[email protected]
www.gentlecarouseltherapyhorses.com

Florida 1/2 Mile Shootout

  • Date: 04/13/19
  • Location: Jumbolair Airport

DRIVER REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON MARCH 1 AT 8AM EASTERN TIME!

Driver Pricing:BEFORE MARCH 2$250/DAY OR $450/WEEKEND

STANDARD RATE$275/DAY OR $500/WEEKEND

ALL DRIVER PASSES INCLUDE:Unlimited RunsFree Lunch7am Early Track Access

Pit Passes:$30/day or $50/weekend*Allows 7am track entry and infield parking with racer.

Spectator Passes:$20/day or $35/weekend

Children 12 and Under are $10/ea for both Pit and Spectator Passes!

This incredible event will be held at the Beautiful Jumbolair Airport (www.jumbolair.com) located in Ocala, FL nestled in the Horse Capital of the World. All of our participants will be given a chance to take their vehicle’s Top Speed down Jumbolair’s private 7550 ft runway and race door-to-door against the competitor of their choice. See what it’s finally like to race without the restrictions of speed limits, on what is basically your own private proving grounds in Ocala, FL! This event is limited to only 150 cars per day and is sure to sell out quick so register today and we promise to make your automotive dreams come true.

Moonlight Paddle

Located at: Rainbow River (KP Hole Park)

Dates are: April 19th and May 17th

Event Information:

Paddle the rainbow river under the light of the moon. Launch from KP Hole and paddle to the head of the springs.

Fees are $35 a person with equipment provided/ $20 a person with your own equipment.

Launch will vary based on moonlight schedule.

Pre-registration is required and can be completed online, at the Parks and Recreation main office or by calling.

For more information visit:

https://fun4ocalakids.com/calendar/eventdetail/25034/-/moonlight-paddle-kp-hole-park

Ocala 2nd Annual Spring Carnival

Festival Details:

March 14th – 17th, 2019
Hours: Thursday – Friday: 5pm – 10pm / Saturday: 10am – 10pm / Sunday: 10am – 8pm

Come on put and enjoy the wide variety of vendors including crafts, electric bikes, food, snacks, and drinks.

Plus there will be LIVE MUSIC!! Karaoke contest, winner $50, Water Balloon contest. Sign up today to be there!

The event will be held at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion

The events include:

Billetproof is Back

Location:

Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing
13700 SW 16th Avenue, Ocala, Florida, 34473

Date:

March 2, 2019

Description:

Billetproof is back at Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing in 2019. The location that started it all. Because of limited space in Big Daddy’s backyard we HIGHLY recommend that you pre-register. Once the field fills up thats it! Pre-register and you are IN. Its going to be a great day loaded with all kinds of hot rod goodness. Don’t miss out.

  • For more information visit:Show car registration is $30 if received by Feb. 25, 2019 (after that and at the gate its $35)
  • Spectators FREE
  • Pinstripe panel jam
  • Live bands playing throughout the day!
  • Our famous trophies awarded in many categories!
  • Swap Meet
  • Great Vendors
  • The Largest Model Car Show in the STATE!!!

Ocala, FL March 10, 2018

First Friday Art Walk Returns March 1

February 28, 2019 Ocala Classified News

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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.

OCALA, Fla. (Feb. 14, 2019) – Including the following special performances and activities:

  • 6 to 9 p.m. – Live music by The House that Built Jazz on the main event stage located at the downtown square near the gazebo. Showcasing Ocala’s youth jazzies, Aaron Thorla leads this trio with piano skills beyond his years alongside John Miller on bass and Johnathan Hurst on drums. These musicians collaborate with skillful, melodic chemistry that recollects the golden era of Jazz and keeps guests enthralled.
  • 7 p.m. – Live dance performance by West Port High School’s MCCA Dance Program at the downtown square.
  • 8 p.m. – Hip-hop dance performance by XRT Dance Academy at the downtown square.
  • Free hands-on art activities for all ages will be provided throughout the event by the Appleton Museum of Art, Discovery Center, Painting with a Twist, Art Army of Ocala and the Marion County Public Library.

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.

13th Annual King of the Wing

Date: 02/26/19

Location: Southeastern Livestock Pavilion

Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Description:

Please join us for the annual King Of the Wing Event Benefiting ARC Marion and MCBIA! Come sample some of the best wings in town offered by at least 20 restaurants, enjoy music, a wing eating competition, be part of the voting for your favorite wing, and much much 

Children tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Adult tickets are $25 in advance and $35.00 at the door.

VIP Ticket Includes:

  • Access To Private VIP Area
  • Fast Pass to Wings
  • Drink Pass

Look whose already secured their spot and stayed for more entries!

  • Sonny’s
  • Mojo’s
  • Wing House
  • Brick City Southern Kitchen
  • Gator’s Dockside
  • The Lodge
  • Turnpike Mikes & Manhattan Gyros

Get your tickets here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-13th-annual-king-of-the-wing-event-tickets-53746810156

Trinity Catholic High School Winter Carnival

This family-friendly annual community event features midway rides for all ages from enchanting kiddie

rides to exhilarating thrill rides, carnival games and favorite fair food.

Carnival parking and admission are free. Unlimited ride wristbands (for riders 36 inches and taller) are $30 at the event on Thursday and Sunday only.

Pre-sale wristbands, valid any one day, are $20 online before 3 pm Thurs., Feb. 21.

Ride tickets (valid every day) are $1.50 each, $25 for 20 tickets, or $50 for 50 tickets plus 1 free ride. (Rides take 2 or more tickets each.)

Visit the website for coupons for $5 off $30 ride wristbands and $5 off a 50-ticket Super Saver Family Pack.

Carnival hours are 5-10 pm Thursday, 5-11 pm Friday, 11 am – 11 pm Saturday, and 11 am – 9 pm Sunday.

For more information visit:

https://www.trinitycatholichs.org/carnival/

 

18th Annual Valentine’s Day 5k

Date: 02/09/19

Location: Silver Springs State Park, 1425 N.E. 58th Avenue Ocala, Florida 34470

Time: 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Awards will be given to all age groups!

T-Shirts guaranteed to the first 200 pre-registered runners (Register now)

 

 

 

 

 

Best of All:Pancake Breakfast following the race!

Youth under 18: $22.50 – Adults: $27.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get your tickets https://ocalafit.com/events/2019-valentines-day-5k/?fbclid=IwAR0v9befkA1PjTe1dTsXdI58ClIImTIj-V-49UZDXsO-Z8_F-WI3krhkSHU

 

Cattle Drive and Cowboy Round-Up is Saturday, Feb. 9

Tickets For Sale Now!

General admission to this event is free. VIP tickets are also available for $25 and include access to a front-stage viewing area for musical performances, access to the VIP Pavilion with restrooms and snacks, one complimentary beverage (soda or water), and more. To purchase VIP tickets, visit www.ocalafl.org/cowboy.

Event Location!

The City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department will host the Cattle Drive and Cowboy Round-Up event Saturday, Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tuscawilla Park, 500 NE Sanchez Ave. This annual event is presented by the Rotary Clubs of Marion County.

A cattle drive will kick off the event in downtown Ocala and will end at Tuscawilla Park where the real festivities will begin. The cattle drive will begin at 10 a.m. near Jesse’s Computers and Repair located at 300 SE Eighth St. The public is invited and encouraged to walk behind the cattle drive to Tuscawilla Park.

Event Information!

The event will feature live entertainment, including national acts Chase Bryant, Dead Horses, Orphan Brigade and Jeff Martin, as well as cowboy demonstrations, authentic gun fighting re-enactments, pony rides, mechanical bull rides, family-friendly games and more. Food and drink, including adult beverages, will also be available at the event for purchase.

For more information, please contact the City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department at 352-368-5517 or visit www.ocalafl.org/cowboy.

Picture Gallery!

 

First Friday Art Walk is back For February!

The First Friday Art Walk takes place the first Friday of each month, September through May from 6 to 9 p.m. First Friday Art Walk is a free event located within Ocala’s historic downtown. Event festivities include over 30 artist displays, monthly live entertainment, free family art activities provided by local arts organizations and extended shopping hours. The public is invited to enjoy an evening of art, live performances, and downtown shops and restaurants. Pick up your map on the square and take a self-guided tour of local artists displaying their works for sale in front of our downtown business. Stop to take in the performing artists stationed along the way.

The First Friday Art Walk returns to downtown Ocala Friday, February 1st from 6 to 9 p.m. and will include the following special performances and activities

UPCOMING DATES:

  • Friday, February 1
  • Friday, March 1
  • Friday, April 5
  • Friday, May 3

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.