Lake Weir Kiwanis presents: Trivia Night & Spaghetti Dinner

Lake Weir Kiwanis presents: Trivia Night & Spaghetti Dinner

Marion County – The Lake Weir Kiwanis Club will be hosting a Trivia Night & Spaghetti Dinner on Friday, November 6, 2015. Kiwanis park is located at 15380 Southeast 140th Avenue Road, Weirsdale. Starting at 6:00 p.m. – Spaghetti dinner (spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, drink; homemade desserts available for donation). Then, at 7:00 p.m. – Trivia (1st, […]

Mall-O-Ween at the Paddock Mall: Halloween 2015

Mall-O-Ween at the Paddock Mall: Halloween 2015

Ocala, Florida — On Saturday, October 31, 2015, the Paddock Mall is hosting a Boo Bash and Mall-O-Ween mall-wide Trick-or-Treating event. The Boo Bash will be held at 4 p.m., and Mall-O-Ween from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This event, located at 3100 Southwest College Road, Ocala, is free to the public. This event is […]

The Ocala Pumpkin Run Fall Festival 2015

The Ocala Pumpkin Run Fall Festival 2015

Ocala, Florida — ‘Horsepower in Horse Country’ returns as Ocala becomes the backdrop for a premier car show and Fall Festival at Castro Farms. The Ocala Pumpkin Run Car Show and Fall Festival will take place on the weekend of October 23 through the 25th, 2015, at Castro Farms, located at 7700 N US Highway […]

Thousands gather at Thrill the World Ocala 2015

Thousands gather at Thrill the World Ocala 2015

Ocala, Florida — The smell of food and excitement filled the air at Downtown Square Ocala on Saturday. Ocala’s Biggest Fall Festival, sponsored by Extensions Dance Studio and Just Entertainment, Inc., attracted approximately 8,000 people. That is 3,000 more people than last year’s estimate. The festival included trick-or-treating, dancing, face painting, games, a haunted house, music, […]

Fall Festival: Dancers wanted for Thrill the World Ocala 2015

The young and the young at heart are encouraged to attend and have a great time dancing.

Fall Festival: Dancers wanted for Thrill the World Ocala 2015

Ocala, Florida — Thrill The World Ocala is back for its fifth year this October. 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 World Ocala is an annual attempt at the Largest Simultaneous Dance with Michael Jackson’s Thriller. […]

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 […]