Events Calendar

Feb
26
Sun
2017
2017 STRIDE Dressage Association at the Florida Horse Park @ Florida Horse Park
Feb 26 all-day
HITS Ocala Winter Circuit @ HITS Post Time Farm
Feb 26 all-day
Farmstead Weekend at Crones’ Cradle Conserve
Feb 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

 

Fun at the Park at Sholom Park @ Sholom Park
Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ocala, FL – January 11, 2017 – Sholom Park is proud to host Fun at the Park, a family-friendly event designed to improve literacy through fun, while working toward the betterment of our communities. The event will be held Sunday, Feb. 26, from 1-4 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Classic book characters attending Fun at the Park include the Berenstain Bears, Cat in the Hat, Curious George, Mother Goose, and others who will be available to spread cheer, provide books and read aloud to attendees.
Onstage, the ever-entertaining, nationally-renowned children’s singer-songwriter Jack Hartmann will perform his energetic and educational songs. Hartmann and his wife Lisa are famous for launching Hop 2 It Music, where the team has written and recorded more than 700 songs for children on 26 albums. In 2011, Jack Hartmann received the University of Florida’s Distinguished Alumnus Award.
In addition to Hartmann and Hop 2 It Music, other performances will be held onstage and throughout the park. All are invited to dress up as their favorite book characters.
“We know that literacy rates are directly related to the success of communities and society,” said Robert Colen, Sholom Park director. “As children and adults are exposed to the fun of reading, it opens doors to the world. We hope this Fun at the Park event will contribute to positive education for all who can attend.”
Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs and umbrellas for outdoor seating. Sack lunches, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages are allowed. Several food trucks will be available onsite. Admission to the event is free, although donations are encouraged and accepted. A few select sponsorships are available.
Please note, no pets are permitted at Sholom Park. Bicycles, rollerblades, skateboards or skates may not be used in the Park. Specific park rules are available at www.sholompark.org.
Fun at the Park would not be possible without the passion of many in Marion County who volunteer, help orchestrate and provide sponsorships. This event’s success is especially due to volunteers and staff of the Early Learning Coalition of Marion County.
For more information about Fun at the Park, contact Summer Best at summer_best@otowfl.com or (352) 875-4428.

Sunday Ranger Program at Silver Springs State Park @ Silver Springs State Park
Feb 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.

Feb
27
Mon
2017
Noted Author to Present “The Underground Life of Plants: How Roots Work”
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm

Craig Huegel, noted Florida gardening author, will present “The Underground Life of Plants: How Roots Work” 6:00 pm, Monday, February 27, at the Florida Native Plant Society meeting in the Belleview Public Library. Dr. Huegel is a naturalist, professor, nursery owner, radio D.J and a very engaging speaker. Craig is the author of multiple popular books on landscaping for wildlife, gardening with wildflowers and landscaping with native plants. He co-founded the Cooperative Urban Wildlife Extension Program, established the Florida Backyard Wildlife Habitat Program and has received numerous state and regional awards for his environmental education, restoration and preservation work.

Monthly meetings of the Marion Big Scrub chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society are free and open to the public and are held the last Monday of the month at the Belleview Public Library, 13145 SE County Hwy 484, Belleview, FL 34420. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy the Belleview Public Library’s native wildflower garden.

Feb
28
Tue
2017
HITS Ocala Winter Circuit @ HITS Post Time Farm
Feb 28 all-day
Mar
1
Wed
2017
HITS Ocala Winter Circuit @ HITS Post Time Farm
Mar 1 all-day
Ocala Culinary Festival
Mar 1 all-day
Line Dancing at the Forest Community Center @ Forest Community Center at Sandhill Park
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Word Weavers Writing Group at Crones’ Cradle Conserve
Mar 1 @ 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

 

Mar
2
Thu
2017
HITS Ocala Winter Circuit @ HITS Post Time Farm
Mar 2 all-day
Ocala Culinary Festival
Mar 2 all-day
Ocala RV Show @ Florida Horse Park
Mar 2 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Mar
3
Fri
2017
HITS Ocala Winter Circuit @ HITS Post Time Farm
Mar 3 all-day
Ocala Culinary Festival
Mar 3 all-day
Ocala Schooling Classic @ Southeastern Livestock Pavilion
Mar 3 all-day
Ocala RV Show @ Florida Horse Park
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
First Friday Art Walk – March @ Downtown Square - Ocala
Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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