Events Calendar

Apr
23
Mon
2018
Adult Co-Ed Softball (Ages 17+) @ Wrigley Fields
Apr 23 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Players may pre-register online starting March 5th. Pick up play will be on Monday March 19th. Players may register at field during this time. League games get underway March 26th. League limited to eight teams (maximum of 15 players per team). Register as a team or as an individual player. Players must be 17 years of age and older. Fee is $25/player.

Apr
24
Tue
2018
“Florida Ice” Exhibit @ Ocala City Hall
Apr 24 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

‘FLORIDA ICE’ EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION – FRIDAY, MARCH 16 OCALA, Fla. (March 7, 2018) – An opening reception for ‘Florida Ice,’ a solo exhibit by Kay Sorensen, will be held Friday, March 16 at 12:30 p.m. at City Hall, 110 SE Watula Ave. This reception is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. This art exhibit will be on display Friday, March 16 through Friday, April 27 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at City Hall. This exhibit is free and open to the public. According to her website, art and color have always been an important part of artist Kay Sorensen’s life. In addition to her formal education, Sorensen devotes time to personal research and development to create original techniques and compositions. Her life has been lived serendipitously, allowing her to develop as an artist. Her primary work the last three years has been creating a major series of ice-dyed tapestries. Artist Kay Sorensen won her first award when she was in the second grade. She has received recognition throughout her career and has been featured in several publications around the world including the Quilt Expo Europa in Austria, the Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival in Japan and the New York Quilt Festival. The mastery and use of color are Sorensen’s strongest attributes, according to her website. Pulling from deep within her, she creates each work by letting it tell what it wants to be. According to Sorensen, this is a God-given gift she has nurtured and is privileged to share with others. To learn more about artist Kay Sorensen, visit http://quiltspluscolor.blogspot.com/. For more information about this exhibit, please contact the City of Ocala Cultural Arts Office at 352-629-8447 or artinfo@ocalafl.org.

Wild Weather at the Discovery Center @ Discovery Center
Apr 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This interactive exhibit explores the science of severe weather, history and methods of meteorology, and how to prepare your family for extreme weather events.

$6.00 per person / $20.00 family of 4

Don’t miss StarLab Planetarium shows every Saturday at 11:00a.m., 12:00p.m. and 1:00p.m. (additional ticket price of $3.00/person)

Apr
25
Wed
2018
“Florida Ice” Exhibit @ Ocala City Hall
Apr 25 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

‘FLORIDA ICE’ EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION – FRIDAY, MARCH 16 OCALA, Fla. (March 7, 2018) – An opening reception for ‘Florida Ice,’ a solo exhibit by Kay Sorensen, will be held Friday, March 16 at 12:30 p.m. at City Hall, 110 SE Watula Ave. This reception is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. This art exhibit will be on display Friday, March 16 through Friday, April 27 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at City Hall. This exhibit is free and open to the public. According to her website, art and color have always been an important part of artist Kay Sorensen’s life. In addition to her formal education, Sorensen devotes time to personal research and development to create original techniques and compositions. Her life has been lived serendipitously, allowing her to develop as an artist. Her primary work the last three years has been creating a major series of ice-dyed tapestries. Artist Kay Sorensen won her first award when she was in the second grade. She has received recognition throughout her career and has been featured in several publications around the world including the Quilt Expo Europa in Austria, the Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival in Japan and the New York Quilt Festival. The mastery and use of color are Sorensen’s strongest attributes, according to her website. Pulling from deep within her, she creates each work by letting it tell what it wants to be. According to Sorensen, this is a God-given gift she has nurtured and is privileged to share with others. To learn more about artist Kay Sorensen, visit http://quiltspluscolor.blogspot.com/. For more information about this exhibit, please contact the City of Ocala Cultural Arts Office at 352-629-8447 or artinfo@ocalafl.org.

Wild Weather at the Discovery Center @ Discovery Center
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This interactive exhibit explores the science of severe weather, history and methods of meteorology, and how to prepare your family for extreme weather events.

$6.00 per person / $20.00 family of 4

Don’t miss StarLab Planetarium shows every Saturday at 11:00a.m., 12:00p.m. and 1:00p.m. (additional ticket price of $3.00/person)

Line Dancing at the Forest Community Center @ Forest Community Center at Sandhill Park
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Apr
26
Thu
2018
“Florida Ice” Exhibit @ Ocala City Hall
Apr 26 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

‘FLORIDA ICE’ EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION – FRIDAY, MARCH 16 OCALA, Fla. (March 7, 2018) – An opening reception for ‘Florida Ice,’ a solo exhibit by Kay Sorensen, will be held Friday, March 16 at 12:30 p.m. at City Hall, 110 SE Watula Ave. This reception is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. This art exhibit will be on display Friday, March 16 through Friday, April 27 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at City Hall. This exhibit is free and open to the public. According to her website, art and color have always been an important part of artist Kay Sorensen’s life. In addition to her formal education, Sorensen devotes time to personal research and development to create original techniques and compositions. Her life has been lived serendipitously, allowing her to develop as an artist. Her primary work the last three years has been creating a major series of ice-dyed tapestries. Artist Kay Sorensen won her first award when she was in the second grade. She has received recognition throughout her career and has been featured in several publications around the world including the Quilt Expo Europa in Austria, the Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival in Japan and the New York Quilt Festival. The mastery and use of color are Sorensen’s strongest attributes, according to her website. Pulling from deep within her, she creates each work by letting it tell what it wants to be. According to Sorensen, this is a God-given gift she has nurtured and is privileged to share with others. To learn more about artist Kay Sorensen, visit http://quiltspluscolor.blogspot.com/. For more information about this exhibit, please contact the City of Ocala Cultural Arts Office at 352-629-8447 or artinfo@ocalafl.org.

Wild Weather at the Discovery Center @ Discovery Center
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This interactive exhibit explores the science of severe weather, history and methods of meteorology, and how to prepare your family for extreme weather events.

$6.00 per person / $20.00 family of 4

Don’t miss StarLab Planetarium shows every Saturday at 11:00a.m., 12:00p.m. and 1:00p.m. (additional ticket price of $3.00/person)

Adult Flag Football @ Brick City Adventure Park
Apr 26 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Players may pre-register online starting March 5th. Pick up play will be on Thursday March 8th and 15th. Players may register at Brick City field during this time. League games get underway March 22nd. League limited to ten teams (maximum of 15 players per team). Register as a team or as an individual player. Players must be 17 years of age and older. Fee is $20/player.

Performing Live Mark Raisch at “The Auditorium” @ Marion Oaks Community Center
Apr 26 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

April 26th Performing Live Mark Raisch at “The Auditorium”. Mark will entertain you with music from all eras. A show with in a show that will make you laugh, sing and dance. Doors open at 6:30pm with concert starting at 7:00pm. Advance tickets only $5. To purchase your tickets or for more information contact the Marion Oaks Recreation Department at 352-438-2830 / 280 Marion Oaks Lane Ocala

Apr
27
Fri
2018
2nd Florida Thoroughbred Transformation Expo @ Florida Horse Park
Apr 27 all-day
“Florida Ice” Exhibit @ Ocala City Hall
Apr 27 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

‘FLORIDA ICE’ EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION – FRIDAY, MARCH 16 OCALA, Fla. (March 7, 2018) – An opening reception for ‘Florida Ice,’ a solo exhibit by Kay Sorensen, will be held Friday, March 16 at 12:30 p.m. at City Hall, 110 SE Watula Ave. This reception is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. This art exhibit will be on display Friday, March 16 through Friday, April 27 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at City Hall. This exhibit is free and open to the public. According to her website, art and color have always been an important part of artist Kay Sorensen’s life. In addition to her formal education, Sorensen devotes time to personal research and development to create original techniques and compositions. Her life has been lived serendipitously, allowing her to develop as an artist. Her primary work the last three years has been creating a major series of ice-dyed tapestries. Artist Kay Sorensen won her first award when she was in the second grade. She has received recognition throughout her career and has been featured in several publications around the world including the Quilt Expo Europa in Austria, the Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival in Japan and the New York Quilt Festival. The mastery and use of color are Sorensen’s strongest attributes, according to her website. Pulling from deep within her, she creates each work by letting it tell what it wants to be. According to Sorensen, this is a God-given gift she has nurtured and is privileged to share with others. To learn more about artist Kay Sorensen, visit http://quiltspluscolor.blogspot.com/. For more information about this exhibit, please contact the City of Ocala Cultural Arts Office at 352-629-8447 or artinfo@ocalafl.org.

Wild Weather at the Discovery Center @ Discovery Center
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This interactive exhibit explores the science of severe weather, history and methods of meteorology, and how to prepare your family for extreme weather events.

$6.00 per person / $20.00 family of 4

Don’t miss StarLab Planetarium shows every Saturday at 11:00a.m., 12:00p.m. and 1:00p.m. (additional ticket price of $3.00/person)

Apr
28
Sat
2018
2nd Florida Thoroughbred Transformation Expo @ Florida Horse Park
Apr 28 all-day
Nature Hike with David at Silver Springs State Park @ Silver Springs State Park
Apr 28 @ 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
Apr 28 @ 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

 

Ocala Downtown Market @ Ocala Downtown Market
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

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.

The Market Pavilion is also available for rental. More information about rental reservations can be found on our rental page here.

Prospective vendors should visit our Vendor page here.

Wild Weather at the Discovery Center @ Discovery Center
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

This interactive exhibit explores the science of severe weather, history and methods of meteorology, and how to prepare your family for extreme weather events.

$6.00 per person / $20.00 family of 4

Don’t miss StarLab Planetarium shows every Saturday at 11:00a.m., 12:00p.m. and 1:00p.m. (additional ticket price of $3.00/person)

“The Love of Three Oranges” at the Ocala Civic Theatre @ Ocala Civic Theatre
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Ocala Civic Theatre Education Department presents the youth production of

The Love of Three Oranges
By Hillary DePiano

Location: Ocala Civic Theatre’s Outdoor Stage
Some bleacher seating available.  Bring your blankets and chairs!

Price: Adults – $10 | Students – $5

On Sale: March 26, 2018

Prince Tartaglia’s life is filled with misery until an evil witch and her equally evil henchmen curse him to search for three giant oranges. But this quest proves more fruitful than anyone could have imagined as a once-lonely prince discovers love, friendship, and laughter when he encounters wizards, monarchs, and a wild narrator who isn’t sure how far removed from the story he really is. All the raucous slapstick of the classic Commedia dell’Arte scenario by Carlo Gozzi is distilled into a fast-paced one-act.

PERFORMANCES
Saturday, April 28 at 11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 29 at 3:00 p.m. (Education Department Summer Expo Performance)

“The Love of Three Oranges” at the Ocala Civic Theatre @ Ocala Civic Theatre
Apr 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Ocala Civic Theatre Education Department presents the youth production of

The Love of Three Oranges
By Hillary DePiano

Location: Ocala Civic Theatre’s Outdoor Stage
Some bleacher seating available.  Bring your blankets and chairs!

Price: Adults – $10 | Students – $5

On Sale: March 26, 2018

Prince Tartaglia’s life is filled with misery until an evil witch and her equally evil henchmen curse him to search for three giant oranges. But this quest proves more fruitful than anyone could have imagined as a once-lonely prince discovers love, friendship, and laughter when he encounters wizards, monarchs, and a wild narrator who isn’t sure how far removed from the story he really is. All the raucous slapstick of the classic Commedia dell’Arte scenario by Carlo Gozzi is distilled into a fast-paced one-act.

PERFORMANCES
Saturday, April 28 at 11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 29 at 3:00 p.m. (Education Department Summer Expo Performance)