Events Calendar

Sep
27
Wed
2017
Line Dancing at the Forest Community Center @ Forest Community Center at Sandhill Park
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sep
28
Thu
2017
10th Annual Applaud the Arts at the Reilly Arts Center @ Reilly Arts Center
Sep 28 all-day
Eco-Tram Tour at Sunnyhill Restoration Area @ Sunnyhill Restoration Area
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am

ecotram

Tour nature trails where local wildlife reside while riding on our accessible tram that can accommodate people with disabilities. Participants must advise staff of special accommondation requests at the time of registration. Some locations may require park entry fee as well.

Tour time is 9AM.

Fee: $10/person

 

“La Cage aux Folles” at the Ocala Civic Theatre @ Ocala Civic Theatre
Sep 28 @ 8:00 pm
Sep
29
Fri
2017
“La Cage aux Folles” at the Ocala Civic Theatre @ Ocala Civic Theatre
Sep 29 @ 8:00 pm
Sep
30
Sat
2017
Farmstead Weekend at Crones’ Cradle Conserve
Sep 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

 

National Public Lands Day Plant Removal & Clean-Up @ Rainbow Springs State Park
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

To celebrate National Public Lands Day, Rainbow Springs State Park invites you to give back to our publicly-owned lands by participating in an invasive plant removal and clean-up event across the park. Help us keep litter out of the beautiful headsprings and restore the gardens to their natural habitat.
After volunteering, enjoy lunch at our concessions stand courtesy of Friends of Rainbow Springs.

“La Cage aux Folles” at the Ocala Civic Theatre @ Ocala Civic Theatre
Sep 30 @ 2:00 pm
Oktoberfest 2017 @ Tuscawilla Park
Sep 30 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

OCALA, Fla. (August 21, 2017) – Ocala’s Oktoberfest is here! On Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 4:00 PM, relax in beautiful Tuscawilla Park with an authentic brew in the Infinite Ale Works Biergarten, and fill up with authentic German cuisine from Pi On Broadway. The event will be located next to the Reilly Arts Center, with entertainment on the Jenkins Open Air Theatre at 500 NE 9th Street, Ocala, FL 34470.

General Admission is FREE for all. VIP tickets are available now at $125. VIP Package includes open bar, open food, a souvenir stein, festival t-shirt, indoor lounge and bathrooms, and possible meet and greets with the artists.

About the Event: Welcome the fall with craft beer, authentic German cuisine and an awesome music festival headlined by Keller Williams – a.k.a. K-Dub, a dancing man, the Freek, a one-man band for the digital age, Jam-Man, a guitar virtuoso, an irreverent musi-comedian – and a supporting card that includes Come Back Alice, The Applebutter Express, and the Voltron Collective performing the music of Stevie Wonder.

About the Keller Williams (Headlining Act): 20 Years of Making Music. When he first started out, Williams played in regional bands but also performed as a solo artist. “I’d get dinner and maybe tips. There were bands in high school and in college. But it turned out I could get the same money playing solo that I was getting with the band. Around that time I was also doing temporary jobs and I was making the same amount playing music as I was scraping mortar out of the cracks of cinder block walls for eight hours in the summertime at minimum wage. So it seemed like the obvious choice was to play music. I started to work and over the years I incorporated more technology. The looping thing started to happen and tickets were sold and people came to shows, so there wasn’t any reason to fix something that wasn’t broken.”

For the past several years he has hosted Keller’s Cellar, a weekly syndicated program available on both terrestrial stations and online at www.kellerwilliams.net. Williams describes the show as “a self-indulgent, hour-long narrated mix tape of stuff I’m into. It’s rule-less except for what the FCC says we can’t do. I don’t play contemporary country music. I don’t play contemporary Christian music—however, there is possibly some old gospel. I don’t play opera. Everything else is fair game. World music from all around—African music from all the countries, jazz, funk, reggae, techno, chill, lounge, lounge singers, rub-a-dub, dancehall. I pretty much stay away from smooth jazz. It’s definitely a fun outlet for me. I’m trying to do something different.” Something different. That, we can assume, is how it will always be with Keller Williams.

About Come Back Alice: Come Back Alice is a genre defying high-energy Rock N Roll band from St. Petersburg, FL. “Formed in 2012, Come Back Alice has a patently-unique sound that they’ve dubbed Southern Gypsy Funk, a blend of rock, soul, gypsy jazz and funk music, the flavors of which complement each other like ingredients in a fine New Orleans gumbo. With improvisational influences and a love of bands known for killer live performances—including The Band, Dave Matthews, Tom Petty, and The Allman Brothers Band—even the biggest Come Back Alice fans don’t know what to expect from show to show from a band that has never repeated a set list.” – Dennis Maley, The Bradenton Times

Fronted by multi-instrumentalist (and newly-weds) Tony Tyler and Dani Jaye, the connection witnessed onstage is impalpable. Switching between slide guitar, B3 organ, Violin, and keys, these two have a knack for captivating audiences with an electric stage presence one would come to expect from a truly organic Rock N Roll show.

A Georgia native, Tyler met Jaye shortly after moving to Florida to play with the late Dan Toler (Allman Brothers Band). The two stayed local for a short time, writing music and looking for players with dreams as big as their own. After meeting drummer Yral Morris in Sarasota, FL, they knew they had found the rhythmic core needed to take the sound to the next level. Morris, a Miami bred groove machine, honed his chops in the gospel churches of south Florida. With a style all his own, his dynamically powerful approach on drumming makes him a perfect fit to an entirely unique band.

Within the last year, the band has added Percussionist Jimmy Rector. Prior to moving to Florida and meeting Tony and Dani while jamming around a campfire, Rector resided in rural Missouri and worked as a studio drummer that was known for pushing the bar with a wide array of musical projects of all different genres.

The band released their self-titled debut album in 2015, which recorded at award-winning Tree sound Studios in Atlanta, GA. The album was accompanied by a critically acclaimed music video for their single ‘Coraline.” The music video took home the gold by winning Music Video of the Year at the Los Angeles Gorilla Film Festival, “Coraline” was also nominated for an award at several other film festivals.

About The Applebutter Express: Some people may discover The Applebutter Express through their new song “Hey My Brotha,” a single from their sophomore project One For The Home Team, which is featured in the Ron Howard film “The Good Lie” starring Reese Witherspoon released in October of 2015.

However, the band’s story begins in 2004, when Kyle Biss met his future wife Shannon while working at a record store in Bradenton, Florida. Still a focused bass player, Kyle picked up a ukulele in 2010 and began to write songs, with the idea of singing with Shannon (his then girlfriend) for fun on the couch. Pretty soon the duo began making a name for themselves among the open mic community; in no time, the eclectic, tuneful duo – now known as The Applebutter Express – were the talk of Tampa, Fl. Kyle and Shannon married in 2011, and in 2012 added Joe Trivette on the fiddle. Newest member, Zach Rogers (bass) joined in 2015.

Since then, The Applebutter Express has performed at such prestigious festivals as Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Hulaween, Suwannee Springfest, and many others.

Besides their newest, One For The Home Team, Applebutter Express has released one prior full length album; the prolific foursome has a third album already in production.

 

VIP Tickets are available!

Tusk: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute at the Circle Square Cultural Center @ Circle Square Cultural Center
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm

Show begins at 7 p.m. and doors open at 6 p.m.

Oct
1
Sun
2017
Farmstead Weekend at Crones’ Cradle Conserve
Oct 1 @ 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

 

Florida Safari at Silver Springs State Park @ Silver Springs State Park
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am

On the first Sunday of every month join park staff for a tram tour of the longleaf pine forest. Learn about the park’s land management practices and how we care for our natural resources. Wildlife sightings are common but not guaranteed. Possible fauna seen during this program include white-tailed deer, Gopher Tortoise, Sherman’s fox squirrel, and wild turkey.

Along the way the tram will stop so participants can take a short guided walk on the swamp trail. A park ranger will lead visitors down the boardwalk to the Silver River. After the hike the tram will return to the main entrance.

“La Cage aux Folles” at the Ocala Civic Theatre @ Ocala Civic Theatre
Oct 1 @ 2:00 pm
Appleton Presents: Mysteries of the Amazon: Matthew Pallamary – “Peruvian Shamanism” @ Appleton Museum
Oct 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

 

OCALA, Fla. (Aug. 15, 2017) — The Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, with guest curator Scott Olsen, Ph.D., present “Mysteries of the Amazon: Visionary Artwork of Pablo Amaringo and His Students.”

 

On view Sept. 22, 2017-Jan. 14, 2018, this exhibition features approximately 95 paintings by Peruvian artist Pablo Amaringo and his students from Olsen’s private collection.

 

Completed 2001-2016, the large-scale, acrylic paintings are considered to be some of the best examples of Mestizo vegetalista and ayahuasquero shamanism gathered in one place. Exhibiting brilliant use of color, the paintings depict the plant, animal and angelic spirits encountered in deep ceremonial visionary experiences. In addition, groupings of Peruvian ethnographic objects let the viewer further experience these unique cultural groups.

 

Sixty additional works by Amaringo and his students, also from Olsen’s collection, will be on display at the College of Central Florida’s Webber Gallery, Sept. 14-Oct. 20.

“The Indigenous Shamanic path may well be humanity’s most ancient spiritual tradition,” said Olsen. “It has proven to be a powerful method for the transformation of consciousness. Not unlike the reports from near-death experiencers and initiates of the various mystery schools, participants have often experienced deep empathic connection with nature’s plants and animals – in fact, all living beings – including profound insights into the underlying patterns and mathematical structure of the cosmos. ‘Mysteries of the Amazon’ is intended to assist Indigenous Shamanism to achieve its rightful recognition as one of the world’s great Wisdom Traditions.”

 

Exhibition Events at the Appleton Include:

 

Sunday, Oct. 1, 2-3:30 p.m.

Matthew Pallamary will give a talk, “Peruvian Shamanism,” accompanied by a short drumming performance.

 

Saturday, Oct. 7, 1-3 p.m.

Join us for First Saturday with a painting demonstration and Peruvian music for families by Alfredo Zagaceta, Mauro Reategui, Mita Lozano and William Llerena.

 

Sunday, Oct. 8, 2-4 p.m.

Painting demonstration by Alfredo Zagaceta, Mauro Reategui and Mita Lozano, accompanied by musician William Llerena.

 

Thursday, Nov. 16, 6-7:30 p.m.

Guest curator Scott Olsen, Ph.D., will give a talk, “What I Learned in the Amazon Rainforest.”

 

Sunday, Dec. 3, 2-3:30 p.m.

Guest curator Scott Olsen, Ph.D., will give a talk, “Ancient Wisdom and the Golden Ratio.”

 

Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, 5-8 p.m.

A musical performance by Tribe of Love, including organizer Susanna Raven with Maryn Azoff and Jan Paul Werge.

 

For more information, contact AppletonMuseum@cf.edu. For a full listing of on- and off-site events, please visit AppletonMuseum.org/exhibits/Special/mysteries.html.

In addition to temporary exhibitions, the Appleton Museum of Art presents a permanent collection of European, American and contemporary art, plus Asian, African and pre-Columbian artifacts and antiquities.

From Sept. 15, 2017-Jan. 7, 2018, the main portion of the museum will not be available to visitors due to a heating and cooling equipment replacement project. The Edith-Marie Appleton Gallery, ARTSpace, art classrooms and a mini Appleton Store will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and closed every Monday. During this time, our regular admission fees will be replaced with a Pay-What-You-Wish donation option.

Owned and operated by the College of Central Florida, the Appleton Museum of Art is located at 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, east of downtown on SR 40 (exit 352 east off I-75 or exit 268 west off I-95). Parking is free. For more information, call 352-291-4455 or visit AppletonMuseum.org.

Sunday Ranger Program at Silver Springs State Park @ Silver Springs State Park
Oct 1 @ 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.

Oct
3
Tue
2017
Interpretive Nature Walks at Ross Prairie @ Ross Prairie
Oct 3 @ 8:30 am

Adult participants should be in good health and able to leisurely walk with rest stops for up to 2-3 hours. Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at Brick City Adventure Park to travel to walk location, or you can meet at the designated park. Fee is $2 per person. Transportation is available but van space is limited to 10 people and must be requested upon signup.

Oct
4
Wed
2017
Line Dancing at the Forest Community Center @ Forest Community Center at Sandhill Park
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Word Weavers Writing Group at Crones’ Cradle Conserve
Oct 4 @ 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

 

Oct
6
Fri
2017
Oktoberfest at Circle Square Commons @ Circle Square Commons
Oct 6 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

German Festival including music entertainment, contests, and prizes.  Also available will be German food and beer.

First Friday Art Walk – October @ Downtown Square
Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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