Thrill The World Ocala 2015

Learn the dance

Thrill The World Ocala 2015

Ocala, Florida — Thrill The World Ocala is back for its fifth year this October. Thrill the World Ocala is an annual attempt at the Largest Simultaneous Dance with Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Every year, zombies get together and try to break Ocala’s record by dancing to Thriller on the downtown square. In 2014, they had over 130 zombies dancing, […]

$500 scholarship opportunity for students

$500 scholarship opportunity for students

Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Legal Support Association is now accepting applications for the Mary Sullivan Scholarship Award in the amount of $500.00 for students interested in obtaining a degree in the legal field. Deadline to apply for the scholarship is December 1, 2015. For scholarship information and/or application packet, please contact Scholarship Chair, […]

Six Gun Territory weekend

Six Gun Territory weekend

Williston, Florida — Thousands showed up Saturday and Sunday at Kirby Family Farm to experience what it was like in the Western days when Ocala had the very popular Six Gun Territory theme park. The park opened on February 2,1963, and remained open until 1984. This weekend, everyone was entertained by simulated gunfights and female cancan […]

Lowry Park Zoo offering free admission for kids in September

Lowry Park Zoo offering free admission for kids in September

Lowry Park Zoo Official Press Release — Do you like free? How about free admission for kids* at the top-attended zoo in the Southeast every Saturday in September? In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is introducing family-friendly Saturday celebrations known as Que PasZoo which will showcase Latin culture — and kids […]

Solid waste events for furniture and electronics

Solid waste events for furniture and electronics

Marion County Solid Waste’s monthly furniture collection events are held at varying recycling centers throughout the county to provide convenient locations for citizens to bring their old furniture. Solid Waste then transports the furniture to the landfill. Upcoming furniture collection events are as follows: July 18 from 7 a.m.-5 p.m.  Baseline Recycling Center (5601 SE […]

Teen Filmmaker’s Workshop

Teen Filmmaker’s Workshop

Ocala, Florida — Marion County teens will learn how to turn ideas into movies and gain hands-on experience with professional filmmakers at the Teen Filmmaker’s Workshop to be held Saturday, July 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Headquarters-Ocala Public Library, located at 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Bronson Mosley and the […]

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/. […]