Calendar of events for Jan. 12 and beyond – Ocala


Community breakfast: Men’s Fellowship, 7:30-9:30 a.m., Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala. $6. Call 854-9550.

Saturday breakfast: 8-10 a.m., Angela S. Santos VFW Post 4781, 94901 SW 110TH St., Ocala. $3.50-$7. Call 873-4781.

Pop-up skate park: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuscawilla Park, 417 NE Ninth St., Ocala. Call 368-5517.

Nature walk: Marion Audubon Society, 8:30 a.m., Coehadjoe Park, 4225 NE 35th St., Ocala. Free; donations welcome. Visit 1.5 mile walk for birdwatchers; bring binoculars, field guide, water and insect repellent; wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

Pickleball: 8:30-11 a.m., Coehadjoe Park, 4225 NE 35th St., Ocala. Call 671-8560.

Zoom Into 2019 Zumba Fitness Day: Families for Cancer Prevention United, 9 a.m.-noon, Hart’s Gym, 415 N. Magnolia Ave., Ocala. $5 and non-perishable food item. Call 888-880-6290 or email Benefits victims of Hurricane Michael and scholarship funds for minorities to study S.T.E.M. Research.

Marion County Gourd Artists: 9:30 a.m., Belleview United Methodist Church, 5640 SE Brown Road, Belleview. Visit

Nar-Anon: 10 a.m., The Centers, Building 2, 5664 SW 60th Ave., Ocala. Free. Visit

Friends Booknook: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Old Belleview Library, 6007 SE Earp Road, Belleview. Call 245-2767 or visit Used books at low prices.

“Eco Invaders” opening event: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Discovery Center, 701 NE Sanchez Ave., Ocala. $6.50 or $22 for family of four. Call 401-3900 or visit Become eco detectives and hunt for fugitive plants and animals; exhibit hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; through March 23.

Book sale: Friends of the Fort McCoy Public Library, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Fort McCoy Public Library, 14660 NE County Road 315, Fort McCoy. Call 438-2560.

LifeSouth bloodmobile: Call 622-3544.

* AutoMax, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 1918 SW 17th St., Ocala

* Publix, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 4963 NW Blichton Road, Ocala

Second Saturday Scrapbookers: 11 a.m., Forest Community Center, 777 S County Road 314A, Ocklawaha. $2. Call 208-2243.

StarLab Planetarium: 11-11:30 a.m. and 1-1:30 p.m., Discovery Center, 701 NE Sanchez Ave., Ocala. $9. Call 401-3900 or visit

“Magnet at the Mall”: Noon-3 p.m., Paddock Mall, 3100 SW College Road, Ocala. Visit Magnet school information.

Casino night: 1-4 p.m., Parish Hall, Our Lady of the Springs Catholic Church, 4047 NE 21st St., Ocala. $15 pre-order, $20 at door. Call 236-2230. Snacks available.

EARS animal sanctuary tours: 1:45 p.m., 2615 E. County Road 318, Citra. $12-$20, cash or check only. Call 407-637-5768, 454-6454 or email

Bellamy Brothers: 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., Orange Blossom Opry, 16439 SE 138th Terrace, Weirsdale. $25-$35. Call 821-1201 or visit

Chris Jericho: 5 p.m., Dory Funk Jr.’s !BANG! TV Sound Stage, 2501 SW 57 Ave., unit 605, Ocala. $45. Call 895 4658 or visit World champion professional wrestler, actor and rock musician; includes wrestling and meet-and-greet; benefits Champions for Champions, Marion County Humane Society, Superintendent’s Literacy Fund and Feed the Need.

Rising Revolution Teen Ministry: 5:30-8 p.m., Sacred Fire Church, 12226 U.S. 301, Belleview. Call 203-4810 or visit

Ocala Social Club Dance: 5:30-9:30 p.m., Scottish Rites Building, 3632 NE Seventh St., Ocala. Call 873-3434. Live music, dancing and pot-luck.

Car cruise-in: 6-8 p.m., 3711 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Free. Call 625-7122. Bring non-perishable food for the needy.

Comedy show: Rauce Padgett, 8 p.m., Bonkerz Comedy Club, 1701 SW 60th Ave., Ocala. $10. Visit 

Ocala ghost walks/tours: 8 p.m., private tours daily. RSVP. Call 207-0281 or visit

SEPI ghost walks/tours: Registration 8 p.m., tours 8:30 p.m. $10; free 12 and younger. Call 433-8687.



USEF/USEA Horse Trials: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Majestic Oaks Ocala, 17500 N. U.S. 441, Reddick. Free for spectators. Email Dressage and show jumping today; cross country and show jumping Sunday.

Appleton Museum of Art exhibits:

* “Flourish: The Ceramic Artistry of Beth Garcia,” through Sunday

* “La Diaspora: Keepers of Heritage” through Jan. 20.

* “Myth, Mother, Muse: The Paintings of Matthew Bennett,” through Jan. 27

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. The museum is at 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Call 291-4455 or visit



North Ocala Swap Meet and Car Show: 7 a.m-2 p.m., Motocross of Marion County, 2035 NW 146th Place, Citra. Vendor spots $20, spectators $2. Call 591-2377 or email Vendors, car corral, car show with free registration, drawings and more.

LifeSouth bloodmobile: Call 622-3544.

* Church at Triple Cross, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 20736 NW 100th Ave. Road, Shiloh

* S.S.S.S. Mandal of Ocala, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 14245 SW 16th Ave., Ocala

* Publix, 3-6 p.m., 7578 SE Maricamp Road, Ocala

Forest road clean-up: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Juniper Springs area of the Ocala National Forest. For sign up and meeting location details, call 727-710-7010 or email Roads are maintained by U.S. Forest Service, which is affected by government shutdown; trash bags and gloves provided.

Second Sunday Garden Tour: 1 p.m., Silver Springs State Park, 5656 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Silver Springs. Call 236-7156.

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church Handbell Choir: 2 p.m., Episcopal Church of the Mediator, 501 Cholakka Blvd., Micanopy. Free. Call 466-3364. Light refreshments to follow.

Ostomy support group: 2 p.m., Sheriff’s Sub Station South, 3260 SE 80th St., Ocala. Free. Call 854-1980.

Tobacco cessation program: 2 p.m., Headquarters-Ocala Public Library, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Free; registration required. Call 866-341-2730. Receive support, guidance and nicotine replacement therapy.

Clyde Walker and Friends: Will McLean Foundation’s Sunday Sampler Concert Series, 2-4:30 p.m., Historic Dunnellon Depot, 12061 S. Williams St., Dunnellon. $10 donation. Visit

Bill Haley Jr. and The Comets: 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., Orange Blossom Opry, 16439 SE 138th Terrace, Weirsdale. $25-$35. Call 821-1201 or visit

Ocala Youth Symphony: 3 p.m., Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 SW State Road 200, Ocala. Call 237-4633. Selections from Shostakovitch’s “Fifth Symphony,” Mozart’s “Eline Kleine Nachtmusik” and “The Sound of Music” in addition to solos and duets.

Remembering Red: A Tribute to Red Skelton: 3 p.m., Reilly Arts Center, 500 NE Ninth St., Ocala. $20. Call 351-1606 or visit Brian Hoffman.

Pickleball: 5:30 p.m., Coehadjoe Park, 4225 NE 35th St., Ocala. Call 671-8560.

West Coast Swing class and dance: 5:30-8:30 p.m., Pm Respiratory Services, 3306 SW 26th Ave., Suite 402, Ocala. $10. Visit

Blessed Trinity Life Teen: 6 p.m., Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, 5 SE 17th St., Ocala. Email High school youth group follows 5 p.m. Life Teen mass with dinner and activity.

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