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Ocala, Florida — On Saturday, August 9, 2014, The Simon Kidgits Club Back-to-School event will be held at the Paddock Mall, 3100 SW College Road, Ocala, in the Belk court from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There will be Interactive activities for children and special offers for adults.

The annual membership fee is $5 and families are asked to bring a donation of new school supplies for the Marion County Public Schools Stuff the Bus campaign. Register here.


Stop by to enjoy free food samples, fashion shows, music, goodie bags, and more.

On Saturday , August 9, 2014, the 11th annual Back to School Bash at the Ed Croskey Center, 1510 NW Fourth St., Ocala, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be Immunizations, vision and hearing screenings, school supplies, vendors, games, and food. This event is Free. For more information call 352-438-5993 or e-mail

On Saturday, August 9, 2014, there will be a “Jump Start” event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Central Wyomina Park Elementary School, 511 NE 12th Ave., Ocala. There will be Free school supplies, haircuts, food, and more. For more information call 352-622-1119.

On Saturday, August 9, 2014, there will be a Back to School Bash from 9 a.m. to noon at Green Pastures Worship Center, 1818 NW Old Blitchton Road, Ocala. The event is supported by Cortez Allen of the Pittsburgh Steelers. For more information call 352-629-2616.

On Saturday, August 16, 2014, there will be a Back to School Giveaway from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the cafeteria of Howard Academy Community Center, 306 NW Seventh Ave., Ocala. For more information call 352-671-4176 or 352-512-5130.

On Saturday, August 16, 2014, there will be a Back to School Bash fundraising event for schools at 6 p.m. at Liberty Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 13235 NW County Road 225, Reddick. For more information call 352-509-1160.

On Sunday, August 10, 2014, there will be a Back to School event for ages 10-12 at 2 p.m. The event is being held at the Marion County Public Library, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. For more information call 352-671-8551, registration is required.

On Sunday, August 17, 2014, there will be a Back to School Bash from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 800 SE 41st Ave., Ocala. For more information call 352-694 2161.

Symphony Healthcare, Inc., located at 202 SW 17th Street, Suite A, Ocala, is now offering back to school and sports physicals for $25.00.

Patients must be at least 12-years-old.

Mention this article to receive $5.00 off or print.

Call to schedule your appointment today, 352-629-5939. To learn more about Symphony Healthcare, Inc. visit

Marion County School Supply List:


  • Box of 24 count crayons (unless otherwise specified)
  • No. 2 Pencils
  • Wide ruled composition books
  • Glue sticks and glue bottles
  • Pink erasers
  • Zippered pencil pouches – fits in 3 ring binder
  • Plastic pencil box
  • Duo-tang folders- pockets and prongs
  • 1 inch white 3 ring binders with plastic cover
  • Colored pencils
  • Washable colored markers
  • Blunt tipped scissors
  • Box of tissues
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Wide ruled loose leaf paper
  • Backpacks, no wheels
  • Dry erase markers
  • Index cards for higher grades
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Cap erasers
  • Black or blue pens

Middle and high schools:*

  • Check to see if child’s school allows backpacks before purchasing one
  • College ruled loose leaf paper
  • College ruled spiral notebooks- single, 3 subject or 5 subject (depends on grade and teacher)
  • Black or blue ink pens
  • No. 2 pencils
  • Pack of highlighters
  • Tab dividers
  • Colored pencils
  • Duo-tang folder with prongs and pockets
  • Binders with plastic sleeve (sizes vary by teacher and grade)
  • Index cards
  • Tab dividers
  • Composition books
  • Graph paper
  • Calculator
  • Ruler
  • Dictionaries
  • Glue sticks
  • Colored markers
  • Zippered pencil pouches
  • Some schools request large zippered binders
  • Scientific calculators- depending on subject
  • Mechanical pencils
  • Cap erasers

*Please note that the aforementioned lists are general lists and teachers may require additional supplies.

Other states may be on the event list below, so be sure to share with out-of-state family.

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