2017 Ocala Christmas Parade

2017 Ocala Christmas Parade

The annual Ocala Christmas Parade will take place on December 9, 2017. The parade is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. on 1800 East Silver Spring Boulevard. This year the theme is a ‘Home for the Holidays’. VIP bleacher seating may still be available. Tickets are available for $10 and must be presented at the […]

Free HIV testing in Ocala

Free HIV testing in Ocala

December 1, is World AIDS Day and the Florida Department of Health in Marion County will recognize the day by providing residents with the opportunity to receive free rapid HIV testing. Where and when Frank Deluca YMCA (3200 SE 17th Street, Ocala) from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Department Registered Nurse Anne Gerard is helping […]

ALDI store grand reopening in Ocala

ALDI store grand reopening in Ocala

On Thursday, November 16, ALDI will offer grocery shoppers a fresh experience as it reopens its Ocala store, located at 2450 SW 19th Ave. The store at this location is part of the aggressive $1.6 billion investment plan ALDI recently announced. More than 1,300 ALDI stores will be remodeled and expanded across the U.S. by […]

Firefighters host annual Holiday Helpers Drive 2017

Firefighters host annual Holiday Helpers Drive 2017

Marion County – For more than 25 years Marion County Fire Rescue firefighters have helped meet the needs of families who are struggling to stay warm and bring joy into their homes during the holiday season. As part of this annual effort, MCFR firefighters are asking the community to partner with their Holiday Helpers Drive […]

Blessed Trinity 68th annual Carnival coupons

Blessed Trinity 68th annual Carnival coupons

Blessed Trinity School is hosting its 68th annual Carnival, located at 5 Southeast 17th Street, Ocala. This is a family-friendly fundraiser for Blessed Trinity School. The carnival will feature carnival food favorites, an Outdoor Marketplace, raffles, and Dreamland Amusements midway rides games and games for all ages. Unlimited ride wristbands are $20 if purchased in […]

Thrill the World 2017, dancers wanted

Thrill the World 2017, dancers wanted

Ocala, Florida — Thrill the World Ocala is back for its seventh year this October which will take place on Saturday, October 21, from 4 p.m.- 9 p.m. This is Ocala’s Biggest Fall Festival and you won’t want to miss it and is being sponsored by Extensions Dance Studio and Just Entertainment, Inc. Thrill the […]

Marion County spooktacular fall festivities

Marion County spooktacular fall festivities

Marion County Parks and Recreation has teamed up with the Marion County Public Library System to provide activities and events at a location near you! Paws & Pages Pet Expo When –  Oct. 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where – Ocala Public Library, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala Looking for a new best […]

Thrill the World 2017, vendors wanted

Thrill the World 2017, vendors wanted

  Thrill the World is Ocala’s largest fall event that takes place every year on the Ocala Downtown Square and this year, has extended to Citizen’s Circle.  This year Thrill the World will be held on Saturday October 21st from 4pm-9pm.  More than 5,000 people come out and enjoy all the fun and activities which include […]

Free dental, vision, and multiple medical services event

Free dental, vision, and multiple medical services event

Trinity Catholic High School and FreeD.O.M. Clinic USA presents free dental, vision, and other medical services. The free clinic will be held on July 20-21 (Thursday and Friday), at Trinity Catholic High School, located at 2600 Southwest 42nd Street, Ocala. Doors open at 6 a.m. and will be first come, first served. Doors will remain open […]

Hawthorne residents: Free dental, vision, and medical services

Hawthorne residents: Free dental, vision, and medical services

Southeastern Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists and FreeD.O.M. Clinic USA present free dental, vision, and medical services. The clinic will be held on June 18, 2017, at the Southeastern Conference Campground, located at 1771 Highway 20 East, Hawthorne, Florida, 32640. Doors open at 7 a.m. and will be first come, first served. No appointment is needed. […]

Ocala Police Department National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Ocala Police Department National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

The Ocala Police Department, in cooperation with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), will participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The event will be held at the Ocala Police Department, located at 402 South Pine Avenue, Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. What you can bring: Unwanted or expired prescription pills […]

3rd annual ‘Pey It Forward Fun Run’

3rd annual ‘Pey It Forward Fun Run’

The Pey It Forward Fun Run is held in honor of Peyton Nicole Evans. On May 9th, 2014, Peyton had an undiagnosed brain arteriovenous malformation (AVM) — described as an abnormal tangle of blood vessels — in her brain that ruptured and caused her to become unconscious. Almost instantly, upon learning of her condition, the […]

2016 Ocala Christmas Parade, a ‘Star-Spangled Christmas’

2016 Ocala Christmas Parade, a ‘Star-Spangled Christmas’

Ocala, Florida — The annual Ocala Christmas Parade will take place on December 10, 2016. The parade is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. This year the theme is a ‘Star-Spangled Christmas’. VIP bleacher seating may still be available. Tickets are available for $10, and must be presented at the parade. The tickets can be […]

35th Annual Marion County Chili Cook-Off

35th Annual Marion County Chili Cook-Off

The 35th Annual Marion County Chili Cook-Off is slated for November 5. The cook-off will be held at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion, located at 2232 NE Jacksonville Rd, Ocala, Florida 34470. During that time, the Livestock Pavilion will transform into a festive atmosphere of sensory delight. Warm, spicy aromas blend together calling all hungry spectators […]

Habitat for Humanity to host 4th Annual Habitat Strawberry Festival

Habitat for Humanity to host 4th Annual Habitat Strawberry Festival

Ocala, Florida — Habitat for Humanity will host its 4th Annual Habitat Strawberry Festival event, which is scheduled for Saturday, March 4, 2017. This is Habitat for Humanity’s signature event. All proceeds will benefit the construction of a new home for a deserving, qualified family. Last year, 30,000 people attended the event. Development Director Joanne […]

Blessed Trinity Carnival has arrived

Blessed Trinity Carnival has arrived

Blessed Trinity School is hosting its 67th annual Carnival, located at 5 Southeast 17th Street, Ocala. This is a family-friendly fundraiser for Blessed Trinity School. The carnival will feature carnival food favorites, an Outdoor Marketplace, raffles, and Dreamland Amusements midway rides games and games for all ages. Unlimited ride wristbands are $30 on Thursday or Sunday, […]

Thrill the World 2016, dancers wanted

Thrill the World 2016, dancers wanted

Ocala, Florida — Thrill The World Ocala is back for its sixth year this October which will take place on Saturday October 15 from 4 p.m.- 9 p.m. This is Ocala’s Biggest Fall Festival and you won’t want to miss it and is being sponsored by Extensions Dance Studio and Just Entertainment, Inc. Thrill the […]

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