Events Calendar

Mar
24
Fri
2017
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.

 

Ocala Civic Theatre Presents: “The Affections of May” @ Ocala Civic Theatre
Mar 24 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

May Henning owns a cozy bed-and-breakfast in quaint little Grogan’s Cove, where life seems idyllic – until her husband leaves her for his old job, and an old flame, in the big city. Word travels fast in a small town, and newly single May suddenly finds herself the center of attention, caught up in an awkward romantic triangle with a black sheep and a mama’s boy. Local handyman Quinn, a lost but likeable soul with a drinking problem and a dark past, needs a place to stay after his trailer burns down, while nerdy bank manager Hank offers security as she struggles to keep her business afloat. But as May comes to terms with her unexpected new life, are these lonely bachelors really so eligible for her affections after all? Warm and witty, this engaging romantic comedy is the delightful story of a spirited woman who finds her strength, along with a fresh start.

Mar
25
Sat
2017
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.

Ocala Civic Theatre Presents: “The Affections of May” @ Ocala Civic Theatre
Mar 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

May Henning owns a cozy bed-and-breakfast in quaint little Grogan’s Cove, where life seems idyllic – until her husband leaves her for his old job, and an old flame, in the big city. Word travels fast in a small town, and newly single May suddenly finds herself the center of attention, caught up in an awkward romantic triangle with a black sheep and a mama’s boy. Local handyman Quinn, a lost but likeable soul with a drinking problem and a dark past, needs a place to stay after his trailer burns down, while nerdy bank manager Hank offers security as she struggles to keep her business afloat. But as May comes to terms with her unexpected new life, are these lonely bachelors really so eligible for her affections after all? Warm and witty, this engaging romantic comedy is the delightful story of a spirited woman who finds her strength, along with a fresh start.

Ocala Civic Theatre Presents: “The Affections of May” @ Ocala Civic Theatre
Mar 25 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

May Henning owns a cozy bed-and-breakfast in quaint little Grogan’s Cove, where life seems idyllic – until her husband leaves her for his old job, and an old flame, in the big city. Word travels fast in a small town, and newly single May suddenly finds herself the center of attention, caught up in an awkward romantic triangle with a black sheep and a mama’s boy. Local handyman Quinn, a lost but likeable soul with a drinking problem and a dark past, needs a place to stay after his trailer burns down, while nerdy bank manager Hank offers security as she struggles to keep her business afloat. But as May comes to terms with her unexpected new life, are these lonely bachelors really so eligible for her affections after all? Warm and witty, this engaging romantic comedy is the delightful story of a spirited woman who finds her strength, along with a fresh start.

Mar
26
Sun
2017
Ocala Civic Theatre Presents: “The Affections of May” @ Ocala Civic Theatre
Mar 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

May Henning owns a cozy bed-and-breakfast in quaint little Grogan’s Cove, where life seems idyllic – until her husband leaves her for his old job, and an old flame, in the big city. Word travels fast in a small town, and newly single May suddenly finds herself the center of attention, caught up in an awkward romantic triangle with a black sheep and a mama’s boy. Local handyman Quinn, a lost but likeable soul with a drinking problem and a dark past, needs a place to stay after his trailer burns down, while nerdy bank manager Hank offers security as she struggles to keep her business afloat. But as May comes to terms with her unexpected new life, are these lonely bachelors really so eligible for her affections after all? Warm and witty, this engaging romantic comedy is the delightful story of a spirited woman who finds her strength, along with a fresh start.

Mar
29
Wed
2017
Ocala Civic Theatre Presents: “The Affections of May” @ Ocala Civic Theatre
Mar 29 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

May Henning owns a cozy bed-and-breakfast in quaint little Grogan’s Cove, where life seems idyllic – until her husband leaves her for his old job, and an old flame, in the big city. Word travels fast in a small town, and newly single May suddenly finds herself the center of attention, caught up in an awkward romantic triangle with a black sheep and a mama’s boy. Local handyman Quinn, a lost but likeable soul with a drinking problem and a dark past, needs a place to stay after his trailer burns down, while nerdy bank manager Hank offers security as she struggles to keep her business afloat. But as May comes to terms with her unexpected new life, are these lonely bachelors really so eligible for her affections after all? Warm and witty, this engaging romantic comedy is the delightful story of a spirited woman who finds her strength, along with a fresh start.

Mar
30
Thu
2017
Ocala Civic Theatre Presents: “The Affections of May” @ Ocala Civic Theatre
Mar 30 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

May Henning owns a cozy bed-and-breakfast in quaint little Grogan’s Cove, where life seems idyllic – until her husband leaves her for his old job, and an old flame, in the big city. Word travels fast in a small town, and newly single May suddenly finds herself the center of attention, caught up in an awkward romantic triangle with a black sheep and a mama’s boy. Local handyman Quinn, a lost but likeable soul with a drinking problem and a dark past, needs a place to stay after his trailer burns down, while nerdy bank manager Hank offers security as she struggles to keep her business afloat. But as May comes to terms with her unexpected new life, are these lonely bachelors really so eligible for her affections after all? Warm and witty, this engaging romantic comedy is the delightful story of a spirited woman who finds her strength, along with a fresh start.

Mar
31
Fri
2017
Ocala Civic Theatre Presents: “The Affections of May” @ Ocala Civic Theatre
Mar 31 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

May Henning owns a cozy bed-and-breakfast in quaint little Grogan’s Cove, where life seems idyllic – until her husband leaves her for his old job, and an old flame, in the big city. Word travels fast in a small town, and newly single May suddenly finds herself the center of attention, caught up in an awkward romantic triangle with a black sheep and a mama’s boy. Local handyman Quinn, a lost but likeable soul with a drinking problem and a dark past, needs a place to stay after his trailer burns down, while nerdy bank manager Hank offers security as she struggles to keep her business afloat. But as May comes to terms with her unexpected new life, are these lonely bachelors really so eligible for her affections after all? Warm and witty, this engaging romantic comedy is the delightful story of a spirited woman who finds her strength, along with a fresh start.

Apr
1
Sat
2017
Star Lab Saturdays @ Discovery Center
Apr 1 @ 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.

Ocala Civic Theatre Presents: “The Affections of May” @ Ocala Civic Theatre
Apr 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

May Henning owns a cozy bed-and-breakfast in quaint little Grogan’s Cove, where life seems idyllic – until her husband leaves her for his old job, and an old flame, in the big city. Word travels fast in a small town, and newly single May suddenly finds herself the center of attention, caught up in an awkward romantic triangle with a black sheep and a mama’s boy. Local handyman Quinn, a lost but likeable soul with a drinking problem and a dark past, needs a place to stay after his trailer burns down, while nerdy bank manager Hank offers security as she struggles to keep her business afloat. But as May comes to terms with her unexpected new life, are these lonely bachelors really so eligible for her affections after all? Warm and witty, this engaging romantic comedy is the delightful story of a spirited woman who finds her strength, along with a fresh start.

Ocala Civic Theatre Presents: “The Affections of May” @ Ocala Civic Theatre
Apr 1 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

May Henning owns a cozy bed-and-breakfast in quaint little Grogan’s Cove, where life seems idyllic – until her husband leaves her for his old job, and an old flame, in the big city. Word travels fast in a small town, and newly single May suddenly finds herself the center of attention, caught up in an awkward romantic triangle with a black sheep and a mama’s boy. Local handyman Quinn, a lost but likeable soul with a drinking problem and a dark past, needs a place to stay after his trailer burns down, while nerdy bank manager Hank offers security as she struggles to keep her business afloat. But as May comes to terms with her unexpected new life, are these lonely bachelors really so eligible for her affections after all? Warm and witty, this engaging romantic comedy is the delightful story of a spirited woman who finds her strength, along with a fresh start.

Apr
2
Sun
2017
Ocala Civic Theatre Presents: “The Affections of May” @ Ocala Civic Theatre
Apr 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

May Henning owns a cozy bed-and-breakfast in quaint little Grogan’s Cove, where life seems idyllic – until her husband leaves her for his old job, and an old flame, in the big city. Word travels fast in a small town, and newly single May suddenly finds herself the center of attention, caught up in an awkward romantic triangle with a black sheep and a mama’s boy. Local handyman Quinn, a lost but likeable soul with a drinking problem and a dark past, needs a place to stay after his trailer burns down, while nerdy bank manager Hank offers security as she struggles to keep her business afloat. But as May comes to terms with her unexpected new life, are these lonely bachelors really so eligible for her affections after all? Warm and witty, this engaging romantic comedy is the delightful story of a spirited woman who finds her strength, along with a fresh start.

Apr
3
Mon
2017
Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra at the Reilly Arts Center
Apr 3 @ 7:30 pm
Apr
5
Wed
2017
Word Weavers Writing Group at Crones’ Cradle Conserve
Apr 5 @ 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

 

Apr
6
Thu
2017
Ocala Civic Theatre Presents: “The Affections of May” @ Ocala Civic Theatre
Apr 6 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

May Henning owns a cozy bed-and-breakfast in quaint little Grogan’s Cove, where life seems idyllic – until her husband leaves her for his old job, and an old flame, in the big city. Word travels fast in a small town, and newly single May suddenly finds herself the center of attention, caught up in an awkward romantic triangle with a black sheep and a mama’s boy. Local handyman Quinn, a lost but likeable soul with a drinking problem and a dark past, needs a place to stay after his trailer burns down, while nerdy bank manager Hank offers security as she struggles to keep her business afloat. But as May comes to terms with her unexpected new life, are these lonely bachelors really so eligible for her affections after all? Warm and witty, this engaging romantic comedy is the delightful story of a spirited woman who finds her strength, along with a fresh start.

Apr
7
Fri
2017
Art of Aging Opening Reception @ Brick City Center for the Arts
Apr 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Art of Aging is a collaborative effort of Marion Senior Services and Marion Cultural Alliance that celebrates aging through art, stories, and education. Whether one admits this or not, celebrating another birthday can be daunting, especially when the number continues to climb, but that higher number is a blessing and should be celebrated.

This unique exhibit celebrates aging in photographs, lectures, and paintings by Marion Cultural Alliance member artists over 55. Oversized photos of some of our community’s most iconic seniors by local photographer, Ralph Demilio are the centerpiece of the exhibit.

The month long exhibit is graciously sponsored by the Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute and Urology Institute of Central Florida. The Art of Aging opening reception is 5-6 pm, Friday, April 7. The exhibit concludes on April 28th. During the month, Marion Senior Services will host the Gifts of Aging Series, which are educational ‘lunch and learns’ to promote healthy aging.

Gifts of Aging Series-No charge for lunch, but RSVP’s requested. 

RSVP to Marion Senior Services 352.620.3501.

First Friday Art Walk – April @ Downtown Square - Ocala
Apr 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

 

Spring Preview: “Evita” @ Dassance Fine Arts Center
Apr 7 @ 7:30 pm
Ocala Civic Theatre Presents: “The Affections of May” @ Ocala Civic Theatre
Apr 7 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

May Henning owns a cozy bed-and-breakfast in quaint little Grogan’s Cove, where life seems idyllic – until her husband leaves her for his old job, and an old flame, in the big city. Word travels fast in a small town, and newly single May suddenly finds herself the center of attention, caught up in an awkward romantic triangle with a black sheep and a mama’s boy. Local handyman Quinn, a lost but likeable soul with a drinking problem and a dark past, needs a place to stay after his trailer burns down, while nerdy bank manager Hank offers security as she struggles to keep her business afloat. But as May comes to terms with her unexpected new life, are these lonely bachelors really so eligible for her affections after all? Warm and witty, this engaging romantic comedy is the delightful story of a spirited woman who finds her strength, along with a fresh start.