Events Calendar

Mar
23
Thu
2017
HITS Ocala Winter Circuit @ HITS Post Time Farm
Mar 23 all-day
Mar
24
Fri
2017
HITS Ocala Winter Circuit @ HITS Post Time Farm
Mar 24 all-day
River Rhythms @ Silver Springs State Park
Mar 24 @ 4:00 pm

Open Drum Circle

Bring your own percussion instrument or share one! All can watch or join in!

Hosted by OcalaDrumCircles.com

4 p.m. to Sunset on the 4th Friday each month

Casino Royale: Vegas, Baby! @ Hilton Ocala
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm
Southeastern Pro Rodeo @ Southeastern Livestock Pavilion
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dance Alive National Ballet Presents Firebird @ Reilly Arts Center
Mar 24 @ 7:30 pm

OCALA, Fla. (February 2, 2017) – Join Dance Alive National Ballet (DANB) as they bring their season to a close with an evening of extraordinary dance. For one night only, DANB will present “Firebird” at the

Reilly Arts Center on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 7:30 PM. Join us for a fantastic date night, a fun-filled girls’ night out, or an evening activity with the family as we close a wonderful season of professional dance with the Reilly’s resident ballet company.

The Reilly Arts Center is located at 500 NE 9th Street, Ocala, FL 34470. Tickets range from $15-$35, and student tickets are available for $10. Tickets can be purchased at www.ReillyArtsCenter.com, or by calling the box office at (352) 351-1606 during box office hours. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the

Reilly Arts Center box office. Box office hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Call (352) 351-1606 ext. 103 to learn more about group discounts for this show.

About the show: The luscious sounds of Russian folk melodies stream through the exotic tale of Gerard Ebitz’ “The Firebird,” while George Balanchine’s magnificent masterpiece “Apollo” brings the art of dance to the highest level of beauty. Completing the program, guest choreographer Brazilian Cristina Helena provokes and enchants as the DANB dancers display their grace and athletic prowess. Exotic and brilliant – a fitting conclusion to DANB’s 51st season.

Dance Alive National Ballet features an international roster of award winning dancers. Elegant and exciting, they are at the heart of the company’s undeniable success. DANB’s repertoire ranges from the quintessential classic Nutcracker to the cutting-edge movement of contemporary ballet. Throughout this choreographic tapestry are woven the ballets of Executive Artistic Director Kim Tuttle and Choreographer-in-Residence Judy Skinner, whose distinctive artistic styles brand the company. Entertaining and insightful, provocative and joyous, this creative aesthetic is at the heart of the company.

 

City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department to Host After Dark in the Park Movie Series – “Finding Dory” @ Martin Luther King Recreation Complex
Mar 24 @ 7:45 pm

OCALA, Fla. (Feb. 24, 2016) – The City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department will host the After Dark in the Park Movie Series every Friday in March starting at 7:45 p.m. at various locations across the city.
 Friday, March 3 – “The Jungle Book” (2016) at Tuscawilla Park, 500 NE Sanchez Ave.
 Friday, March 10 – “Guardians of the Galaxy” at Tuscawilla Park, 500 NE Sanchez Ave.
 Friday, March 17 – “Secret Life of Pets” at Jervey Gantt Recreation Complex, 2200 SE 36th Ave.
 Friday, March 24 – “Finding Dory” at Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Complex, 1510 NW Fourth St.
These events are complimentary and open to the public. Popcorn, drinks and other refreshments will be available for purchase. Those planning to attend are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets.
For more information, please contact the City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department at 352-368-5517.

Mar
25
Sat
2017
HITS Ocala Winter Circuit @ HITS Post Time Farm
Mar 25 all-day
Nature Hike with David at Silver Springs State Park @ Silver Springs State Park
Mar 25 @ 8:00 am

Nature Hike with David | Florida State Parks

Take a guided hike on the 3rd Saturday of each month, September through May, and learn about the flora and fauna of North Central Florida. David Rakes is an experienced and knowledgeable naturalist with a broad understanding of the natural communities surrounding the Silver River. Each hike will start from a different location in the park and will focus on different plants. You may receive the opportunity to view wildlife such as Florida white-tailed deer, Sherman’s fox squirrel, Eastern gopher tortoises, and more.

Farmstead Weekend at Crones’ Cradle Conserve
Mar 25 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

For more information contact Jeri Baldwin

352-595-3377 (10am-3pm)

 

Farmstead Weekend is a Farmers’ Market held every Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Crones’ Cradle Conserve.    Come visit and tour a working vegetable and herb farm.  Learn about naturally and carefully grown foods which nourishes and energizes you and your family.  The farm store carries fresh picked vegetables, jams, jellies, honey, pickles and other items grown and prepared on the farm.

Crones’ Cradle Conserve, a not for profit foundation, located 6.4 miles east of Citra on CR 318 or 6 miles west of the CR315/318 caution light  near Orange Springs at 6411 NE 217th PL, Citra, FL.    Farm visits are free to the public, except during special farm events. Please no pets or tobacco.   Plants, fresh produce, value added farm products, books, farm and fine crafts are available for purchase daily at the Farm Store. Only cash or first party checks accepted.  For more information please call 352-595-3377 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily or visit www.cronescradleconserve.org or www.facebook.com/pages/Crones-Cradle-Conserve-Foundation

 

Cracker Village Tour at Silver Springs State Park @ Silver Springs State Park
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am

Cracker Village Tour – Museum Area | Florida State Parks

Come and discover what life was like at the turn of the century in the Florida “piney woods.” The cracker homestead is a replica of a 19th century pioneer settlement. This collection of buildings represents a small “Cracker” settlement dating to the 1890s. A typical homestead of the time would have included a cabin and outbuildings such as a barn, pantry, smokehouse, and outhouse. Schoolhouses, churches, and blacksmith shops would have been found in settlements that homesteaders visited to attend social gatherings and barter for supplies. During the tour, these buildings will be open and unlocked and on most tours the blacksmith’s forge will be fired up. Meet at the Cracker Village across from the Silver River museum.

Star Lab Saturdays @ Discovery Center
Mar 25 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

As part of the Mission Aerospace Exhibit, guests can discover our solar system and galaxy inside the Discovery Center’s brand new, inflatable planetarium. This event will take place every Saturday, March 11 through April 29, excluding Saturday, April 22. Show times will be 11 a.m., 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. Shows are approximately 30-45 minutes each.

Kickball with Park Rangers @ Wyomina Park
Mar 25 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

OCALA, Fla. (March 10, 2017) – The City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department will host ‘Kickball with Park Rangers’ Saturday, March 25 from noon to 2 p.m. at Wyomina Park located at 1000 NW 10th St.

Youth ages 4 to 15 are encouraged to attend this event and enjoy an afternoon of kickball with City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Rangers. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided and there will also be an opportunity to win prizes.

For more information, please contact the City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department at 352-368-5517.

Pints for Parks @ Infinite Ale Works
Mar 25 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Southeastern Pro Rodeo @ Southeastern Livestock Pavilion
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Mar
26
Sun
2017
HITS Ocala Winter Circuit @ HITS Post Time Farm
Mar 26 all-day
Pack Walk at Silver Springs State Park @ Silver Springs State Park
Mar 26 @ 12:15 am

In partnership with the Marion County Animal Services, Silver Springs State Park presents an opportunity to make a difference in the life of a shelter dog. Every 4th Sunday, join volunteers and park staff as we walk a pack of well-behaved dogs through the park’s gardens and trails. This program gives the animals exercise as well as a chance to socialize with other dogs and other people. All of the dogs are available for long-term adoption but you can also “adopt” a dog for the morning and take it for a walk with the group. For only a small amount of time you can make a huge difference in the life of a shelter animal. Hikers and walkers are welcome to join the group even if they do not want to hold a leash. Please note, only visitors 16 years or older may walk a shelter dog.

Farmstead Weekend at Crones’ Cradle Conserve
Mar 26 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

For more information contact Jeri Baldwin

352-595-3377 (10am-3pm)

 

Farmstead Weekend is a Farmers’ Market held every Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Crones’ Cradle Conserve.    Come visit and tour a working vegetable and herb farm.  Learn about naturally and carefully grown foods which nourishes and energizes you and your family.  The farm store carries fresh picked vegetables, jams, jellies, honey, pickles and other items grown and prepared on the farm.

Crones’ Cradle Conserve, a not for profit foundation, located 6.4 miles east of Citra on CR 318 or 6 miles west of the CR315/318 caution light  near Orange Springs at 6411 NE 217th PL, Citra, FL.    Farm visits are free to the public, except during special farm events. Please no pets or tobacco.   Plants, fresh produce, value added farm products, books, farm and fine crafts are available for purchase daily at the Farm Store. Only cash or first party checks accepted.  For more information please call 352-595-3377 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily or visit www.cronescradleconserve.org or www.facebook.com/pages/Crones-Cradle-Conserve-Foundation

 

HITS Ocala $1 Million Grand Prix @ HITS Post Time Farm
Mar 26 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sunday Ranger Program at Silver Springs State Park @ Silver Springs State Park
Mar 26 @ 2:00 pm

Ranger Program: Main Entrance | Florida State Parks

Take part in a park ranger program which occurs every Sunday. Topics vary, with each program offering an opportunity to learn something new about Silver Springs State Park and Florida’s unique environment.