Events Calendar

Apr
29
Sat
2017
2017 Spring Meat Sheep Alliance of Florida – Sheep, Wool and Herding Dog Festival @ Greater Ocala Dog Club
Apr 29 all-day
Monster Jam @ Bubba Raceway Park
Apr 29 all-day

Featuring Grave Digger (Randy Brown), Carolina Crusher (Gary Porter), Xtermigator (J.R. McNeal), Razin’ Kane (Buddy Tompkins), Jester (Matt Pagliarulo), Stinger (Zane Rettew), Master of Disaster (Paul Strong) and Slinger (Scott Hartsock). Trucks/drivers subject to change.

The Preby – Pre Derby Day Trail Ride & Gathering at the Florida Horse Park @ Florida Horse Park
Apr 29 all-day
Farmstead Weekend at Crones’ Cradle Conserve
Apr 29 @ 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

 

Star Lab Saturdays @ Discovery Center
Apr 29 @ 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.

Mark Johnson and Emory Lester in Concert @ Ocala Civic Theatre
Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Award-winning acoustic duo Mark Johnson and Emory Lester will appear in concert at Ocala Civic Theatre.

Johnson, on banjo, plays a unique fusion of bluegrass, traditional folk, and acoustic styles called “clawgrass,” expanding on an old Appalachian style of playing known as clawhammer. Lester, on mandolin and guitar, is also known for his musical creativity and strong lyrical style. Bass player Kene Hyatt also joins them to bring his talents to this concert. Inspired by a wide range of music, these talented musicians blend the modern with the traditional to create a fresh new sound.

Johnson and Lester return to Ocala Civic Theatre for a third time, after successful concerts in 2009 and 2013. The nationally acclaimed duo also wowed audiences on “The Late Show With David Letterman” in 2012, appearing with actor/comedian and fellow banjo player Steve Martin. They recently completed a sold-out European tour and will be appearing at the Grand Ole Opry this spring.

Apr
30
Sun
2017
Monster Jam @ Bubba Raceway Park
Apr 30 all-day

Featuring Grave Digger (Randy Brown), Carolina Crusher (Gary Porter), Xtermigator (J.R. McNeal), Razin’ Kane (Buddy Tompkins), Jester (Matt Pagliarulo), Stinger (Zane Rettew), Master of Disaster (Paul Strong) and Slinger (Scott Hartsock). Trucks/drivers subject to change.

Farmstead Weekend at Crones’ Cradle Conserve
Apr 30 @ 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

 

Sunday Ranger Program at Silver Springs State Park @ Silver Springs State Park
Apr 30 @ 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.

May
1
Mon
2017
World Famous Pianist Francesco Attesti
May 1 @ 7:00 pm

The Ocala/Silver Springs Rotary Club Foundation is sponsoring a Classical Piano Concert at the Reilly Arts Center May 1, 2017
Francesco Attesti of Cortona, Italy Will Be Performing

THE CONCERT WILL BE AT 7:00 PM
Tickets are $35.00 and are available through the Reilly Arts Center website.
The funds raised will go to the Ocala/Silver Springs Rotary Foundation

The Foundation gives out Scholarships to Marion County high school graduates and sponsors other civic activities.

May
3
Wed
2017
Line Dancing at the Forest Community Center @ Forest Community Center at Sandhill Park
May 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Word Weavers Writing Group at Crones’ Cradle Conserve
May 3 @ 6:00 pm

Word Weavers Writing Group

First and Third Wednesdays of each month

6 p.m. Pot Luck Supper and then discussion

 

Word Weavers, a women’s writing group meets the First and Third Wednesday of each month at Crones’ Cradle Conserve. The group meets at 6 p.m. starting with a pot luck supper followed by discussion, writing, reading, and sharing.  All those that are interested are welcome from the beginner to the experienced writer.  Call 352-595-3377 for more information.

 

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

 

May
5
Fri
2017
Motown Downtown @ Citizens Circle
May 5 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Relive all those great Motown songs of the 60’s and 70’s.  Live entertainment by the great Orlando Motown tribute band, “O’Town” along with adult beverages and vendors.  Brinf your favorite kids and teach them the songs and dance moves you learned when you were young.  Held in conuncton with First Friday Artwalk.  For details, please contact Jeff Inglehart at 352-368-5517.

First Friday Art Walk – May @ Downtown Square - Ocala
May 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For more information, please visit the First Friday Art Walk website at http://www.ocalafl.org/artwalk/

 

Hometown Derby Heroes – Opening Preview for Kentucky Derby @ Brick City Center for the Arts
May 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
May
6
Sat
2017
Jazz on the Green @ Ocala Golf Club
May 6 all-day
10th Annual Farmland Preservation Festival @ Coon Hollo Farm
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
10th Annual Farmland Preservation Festival at the coon hollo corn maze
May 6th 2017 9am – 3pm

OUR ANNUAL EVENT SHOWCASES: Tractor Parade (Aprox 10am)

FUN FOR KIDS: Giant Slide, Hay Ride to feed the cows, Lots of Farm Animals and other fun for the kids!

GREAT FOOD: BBQ, Hot Dogs & Hamburgers, Jersey Cow Creamery Ice Cream, Homemade Deserts, Fresh Lemonade and more.

LIVE & LOCAL ENTERTAINMENT all day – Bluegrass, Fiddle, Americana

Non-Profit Fundraising – Raffles and Rummage Sale

FARMERS MARKET & CRAFTS : Locally Grown Produce and Plants, Traditional Farm & Cottage Crafts

EDUCATIONAL EXHIBITS: Agricultural Educational Exhibits & Demonstrations (Blacksmith and Bee Keeping)

 

Derby Day 10K, 5K and 1 Mile @ Florida Horse Park
May 6 @ 7:30 am

derby day, pace center for girls

Benefiting PACE Center for Girls of Marion County.  PACE  provides girls and young women an opportunity for a  better future through education counseling, training and advocacy and has helped more than 1,000 at-risk girls since opening in 2001.

 

Farmstead Weekend at Crones’ Cradle Conserve
May 6 @ 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

 

Derby Party at La Cuisine! @ La Cuisine French Restaurant
May 6 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm