Free diabetes prevention program

Free diabetes prevention program

Ocala, Florida — Marion County UF/IFAS Extension Service and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are teaming up again this year to offer the National Diabetes Prevention Program to adults who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes. This 16-week program will be held on Thursdays beginning July 16, from 8:15-9:15 a.m. at Marion County […]

Free gardening classes

Free gardening classes

The Marion County UF/IFAS Extension Service is offering free gardening classes to the public as an educational outreach function. The classes will offer information about garden pests, as well as information on how to keep your garden alive under the hot Florida sun. When: July 3, 10-11 a.m. — Master Gardener series: Lawns at Freedom Public […]

5 days of free medical, dental, and optical coming to Ocala

5 days of free medical, dental, and optical coming to Ocala

[Last updated on June 18, 2015, at 11:36 a.m.] Ocala, Florida — United Hands, Inc. has created FreeD.O.M. Clinic USA to address the growing need for dental, optical, and medical care to the indigent, homeless, and uninsured in America. Their unpaid volunteers are motivated by their love of people and their passion to share their […]

Free swimming classes for kids and CPR classes for adults

Free swimming classes for kids and CPR classes for adults

Ocala, Florida — The Safe Kids Coalition of Marion County is providing free summer swimming lessons to 100 Marion County children, and free CPR and water safety classes to their parents. The program, funded by a grant from Kids Central, Inc., is a partnership with the Florida Department of Health in Marion County, Kids Central, the […]

Upcoming March Against Monsanto event in protest of GMOs

Upcoming March Against Monsanto event in protest of GMOs

Ocala, Florida — On Saturday, May 23, 2015, Marion County will unite with citizens from all over the world in protest of genetically modified foods (GMOs). This year will mark the third annual “March Against Monsanto,” in which over 400 cities throughout the world hold demonstrations to raise public awareness and bring increasing political pressure to […]

Marion County Firefighter Benevolent Fund charity event

Marion County Firefighter Benevolent Fund charity event

Marion County — Marion County Firefighter Benevolent Fund is holding its 5th annual golf tournament on Saturday, May 16, 2015. MCFBF assists the citizens of Marion County and their Firefighters through medical hardships with financial aid and coordinated volunteer services. Some of life’s greatest trials happen suddenly and unexpectedly. MCFBF aims to protect those facing […]

Open House: Low cost spay and neuter clinic

Open House: Low cost spay and neuter clinic

Saturday, April 25, 2015, Misfit Spay and Neuter Clinic is hosting an Open House event. The staff invites you to celebrate their long awaited, and highly needed plan of reducing the homeless pet euthanasia rates in central Florida. Open house will be held at 220 North Rockingham Avenue, Tavares, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. […]

Ocala Easter events 2015

Ocala Easter events 2015

Easter Eggstravaganza – Everyone young and old is invited to attend our annual Easter celebration. The children will hear the true Easter story, enjoy Easter activities, and of course, engage in hunting Easter eggs. We’ll also be serving a light lunch for one and all.Please plan to bring friends, family, and neighbors for this special […]

Down South Rodeo ticket giveaway

Down South Rodeo ticket giveaway

At Down South Rodeo, they strive to provide the complete rodeo experience in a family friendly setting. Founder Doug Cartwright comes from a family that lives, sleeps, and breathes rodeo. After years of working on other rodeo’s, he decided to take everyone’s favorite parts and bring them to an arena near you. The next rodeo […]

Book signing for local author and cancer survivor

Book signing for local author and cancer survivor

Ocala, Florida — Jean Sumner has pursued an interest in wellness her entire life. An avid runner, she is passionate about exercise, eating healthy, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Jean was diagnosed with cancer in May 2009, and the diagnosis has only served to fuel the flames of her passions and has encouraged her to […]

Holiday fall festival carnival in Belleview

Holiday fall festival carnival in Belleview

Belleview, Florida — Florida Kids Helping Kids is having a Holiday Fall Festival on Thursday, November 20th through November 23rd. Florida Kids Helping Kids is a non-profit organization that is operated solely by volunteers, and the organization is completely dependent upon donations. If you would like to volunteer at an event follow this link, http://florida-kids-helping-kids.com/volunteer-signup/. […]

2014 Ocala Christmas Parade

2014 Ocala Christmas Parade

Ocala, Florida — The annual Ocala Christmas Parade is December 13, 2014, and begins at 5:30 p.m.! The 2014 parade theme is “Home for the Holidays.” The friends of the Christmas Parade are striving to make being a part of the parade easier than ever by selling Bleacher Seat tickets online! Tickets are only $8 […]

Light Up Ocala 2014

Light Up Ocala 2014

Ocala, Florida — Live entertainment, crafts, food, children’s activities, Jr. Sunshine Christmas parade, and a visit by Santa will all be a part of the 31st annual Light Up Ocala on Saturday, November 22, 2014, from 4-9 p.m. in historic downtown Ocala. This year’s theme is “It’s On!.” Stages for the event will be located […]

Mall-O-Ween at the Paddock Mall: Halloween 2014

Mall-O-Ween at the Paddock Mall: Halloween 2014

  Ocala, Florida — On Friday, October 31, 2014, the Paddock Mall is hosting Mall-O-Ween and mall-wide Trick-or-Treating for Halloween. Paddock Mall is inviting all little ghouls, goblins, and boo’tiful princesses to come have a spooktacular’ time at the Kidgits Halloween event. Starting at 5:00 Kidgit members* (and those wanting to become a Kidgit member) […]

Howl-O-Scream 2014

Howl-O-Scream 2014

Tampa, Florida — For 18 select nights this Halloween season, Howl-O-Scream 2014, unleashes a new type of terror. Busch Gardens® Tampa transforms into Florida’s top-rated Halloween event, complete with 300 acres of fears and frights, including new horrifying haunted houses and sinister surprises around every corner. This event runs Thursday through Saturday nights, October 2, […]

Free Food Day event at Ocala Public Library

Free Food Day event at Ocala Public Library

Ocala, Florida — Children ages 4 through 9 can enjoy interactive games, sing-a-longs, reading, and crafts while learning about the importance of good nutrition and physical activity at the free Food Day event at the Headquarters-Ocala Public Library, 2720 E Silver Springs Boulevard, Ocala. This free event is scheduled for Friday, October 24, 2014, at […]