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I hope everyone is having a great day! Check out these fun family events to honor and celebrate our Veterans this weekend!

There are a lot of activities here in Marion County and surrounding areas to have fun with the family!

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Ocala/Marion County Events October 17-23, 2011

Who Says This is SLOW-CALA? Look at all the fun stuff to do this week alone!

Holiday Assistance Sign Up

Today, Tuesday, Oct 18 10:00a to 3:00p
at The Salvation Army, Ocala, FL

The Salvation Army will be accepting applications for Thanksgiving and Christmas assistance Monday-Friday, October 3-21, 2011, from 10am – 3pm. For additional information and locations, call our office or visit our website.

Pumpkin Patch

Today, Tuesday, Oct 18 10:00a to 7:00p

Ocklawaha United Methodist Church’s annual Pumpkin Patch, selling Pumpkins and baked goods. Proceeds this year will go to help feed the less fortunate in the community.

Terrific Three’s Storytime

Today, Tuesday, Oct 18 10:15a

A variety of picture book stories, flannel boards, action songs, and finger plays followed by an activity. Program is limited to 25 children and their caregivers.

Every Child Ready to Read: Baby and Toddler Storytime

Today, Tuesday, Oct 18 10:30a
at Freedom Public Library, Ocala, FL

Stories, music, art, and creative play for children ages 0-2 years and their grownups.

Baby Songs and Nursery Rhymes

Today, Tuesday, Oct 18 11:00a
at Dunnellon Public Library, Dunnellon, FL

Songs, rhymes, books, and more for babies and their caregivers

Family Storytime

Today, Tuesday, Oct 18 11:00a
at Forest Public Library, Ocklawaha, FL

A variety of stories, action rhymes, music and art for all ages.

Fabulous 4’s and 5’s Storytime

Today, Tuesday, Oct 18 1:15p

A variety of stories, finger plays, flannel boards, music, and rhythm activities followed by an activity. Child and caregiver attend.

Networking with Nonprofits in Ocala

Today, Tuesday, Oct 18 5:30p
at Harry’s of Ocala, Ocala, FL

We will head to the great city of Ocala to provide a networking
opportunity for nonprofit professionals to mix, meet, and mingle!

See you there!!

Sun Digital Electronics Recycling & Charity Food Drive For Brothers Keeper of Ocala, FL

Wednesday, Oct 19 7:30a to 1:30p

Sun Digital is hosting an electronics recycling charity food drive in Downtown Ocala. To benefit Brothers Keeper, a social outreach ministry of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, providing the needy & homeless with emergency assistance & daily soup kitchen. Sun Digital has helped to keep over 2. read more

Faux Glazing Class

Wednesday, Oct 19 9:00a to 5:00p
at Decorative Designs, Ocala, FL

As a student of this class, you will create sample boards using the Modern Masters Professional Line of Glazing Creams and Colors. The boards that you create are yours to keep. All products and tools are provided for your use during the class.

Science Exploration

Wednesday, Oct 19 4:00p
at Dunnellon Public Library, Dunnellon, FL

Discover science through experiments at your library. Registration rquired. For children and teens.

Sean’s Sensory Corner by Autism 4 Parents

Wednesday, Oct 19 6:30p to 8:00p
at Autism 4 Parents, Inc, Ocala, FL

Autism & Sensory intergration Meeting for September.
Parents, Families & Community Welcomed!Directed by Laurel Baxla OT. Sept. 21st (Wed.) at 6:30 pm. Location at 425 SW 14th St. Off of 301/441 – 3 blocks north of 17th Street

SHINE Medicare Counseling

Thursday, Oct 20 10:00a to 12:00p
at Elder Options, Gainesville, FL

SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) is a free program of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. SHINE counselors provide information and guidance on topics that include Medicare/Medicaid, long-term care insurance, supplemental insurance, prescription drug assistance and Medicare fraud. read more

Free Cholesterol and Diabetes Screening

Thursday, Oct 20 12:00p to 5:00p
at Winn Dixie Pharmacy, Ocala, FL

Free Cholesterol and Diabetes Screenings offered from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm October 20 at Winn-Dixie Pharmacy, 4417 NW Blitchton Rd., Ocala, FL., For more information call Cholestcheck: 800-713-3301 (No-Appointments)

Art at The Manor

Thursday, Oct 20 1:00p to 4:00p
at The Cherished Bride Manor, Ocala, FL

Jolene Ford teaches Oil & Acrylic Painting on Thursdays from 1-4pm. Great for Art Class for Beginners or advanced painting in Ocala! $15 class fee, start anytime, and bring your supplies. Call Alexa at 352-390-6801 for more details.


Thursday, Oct 20 5:00p to 11:00p

Blessed Trinity Carnival will be held Oct. 20 through Oct. 23, at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, 5 SE 17th Ave., Ocala. Armbands available for purchase at $20 in advance or $30 at the carnival. (622-5808 or

Wayne’s World Nightmare on Pine Street

Thursday, Oct 20 8:00p to 11:00p

Wayne’s World of Paintball’s annual Haunted trail to raise funds for Toys for Tots. 2 1/2 acres of Haunted Attractions. $7 per victim. Across from Ocala Drive-In.

Grace School Annual Golf Tournment

Friday, Oct 21 8:00a to 2:00p
at Country Club of Ocala, Ocala, FL

Grace School Annual Golf Tournament at the Country Club of Ocala.
$100.00 per player
Registration 7:45 a.m. 8:30 a.m. shotgun start
Includes lunch and drawing for gifts.pAwards for longest drive, straighest drive, longest putt, closest to pin, overll low score, handicap low score and $10,000 hole-in-one. read more


Coupon Exchange with The Clippin Chix

Friday, Oct 21 10:00a to 11:00a
at The Cherished Bride Manor, Ocala, FL

Join us on FREEBIE FRIDAYS for a fun and informative Coupon Club in Ocala.. Bring coupons to exchange & 4 month or newer for our Donation program to the Troops.. Free Coffee & light refreshments, & make new friends. New to couponing? Then pick up tips for success or how to organize!

Corn Maze

Friday, Oct 21 4:00p

Timberline Farm corn Maze Festival will be held from 4 p.m. to dusk Friday, Sept. 30 and 10 a.m. to dusk Saturday and Sundays, Sept. 30 through Oct. 31 at 3200 SE 115th St., Belleview. $6-$8. Music, train rides, pony rides, games and more. (454-4113 or

Coon Hollo Corn Maze

Friday, Oct 21 4:00p to 9:00p
at Coon Hollo Farms, Micanopy, FL

Coon Hollo is the perfect fall family activity! Come enjoy our 5 acre interactive crop maze, hayride to feed cows, farm train rides, tire swings, corn cribs and much more! New this year is our one of a kind “Pasture Putt-Putt” golf course and watch the goats climb up the “Goat Treehouse”, all this is included in admission price! read

Keys toTransferring Wealth and Abundance Through Understanding the Principles and Psychology of the Energy of Money


Friday, Oct 21 6:00p


at Grace Fellowship Church, Ocala, FL


1st Workshop Series of Wealth Transfer
* Prospering through Divine order.
* Success what is it any way?
* Finding the Keys to the kingdom Principles.
* Understanding your money belief systems.
* Taking a closer look at your money roots.
* Understanding your personal blockages to receiving and keeping money. read more



Ocala Ghost Walks & Historical Tours

Friday, Oct 21 8:00p

Scheduled Walks Friday and Saturday at 8 PM other days and times by reservation tours available 7 nights a week just call to reserve, no extra charge for private tours. Address listed is our ticket office and also meeting place at Doc of Rock Downtown SquareCatherine Wendell Ocala Ghost Walks & Historical Tours Owner has lived and worked in Ocala Historic District for over thirteen years Eleven of those years were at the Seven Sisters Bed and Breakfast which has been famously acclaimed haunted by Sci-Fi channel’s TAPS Ghost Hunters show

Macabaret 9

Friday, Oct 21 7:00p
at Ocala Civic Theatre, Ocala, FL

Fall Fun Nights

Friday, Oct 21 7:30p to 9:30p
at Uncle Donald’s Farm, Lady Lake, FL

Fall Fun Nights from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays Oct. 14 through Oct. 29 at Uncle Donald’s Farm, 2713 Griffin Ave., Lady Lake. $9. (753-2882 or visit

18 & Up Haunted House – Scaring Ocala Back to Life

Friday, Oct 21 8:00p to Saturday, Oct 22 2:00a

We are bringing your childhood fears to life.
The Fear Fest Haunt is 18 & Up for intensity and graphic scenes. It is not recommended for people with heart conditions, who are pregnant, or suffer from intense claustrophobia or anxiety.
There will be toned down days for persons under 18 that will be scheduled throughout the month. read

Fright Nights


Friday, Oct 21 8:00p to 11:00p



Creature Features, Haunted Mansion, Psycho Panther Prowl, Terror Island and “Gator Man” River Cruise at Ft King Waterway are just a few of the frightly features. More details are added.

McIntosh 1890’s Festival

Saturday, Oct 22 8:00a to 5:00p
at Van Ness Park, McIntosh, FL

Annual arts, crafts and antiques festival features 280 vendors from all over the country, all day free family friendly entertainment and a pleasant Victorian setting.


Saturday, Oct 22 8:00a to 4:00p
at Market of Marion Belleview, Belleview, FL

Jeeptoberfest, the 14th Annual Fall Jeep Show and Swap meet held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 and from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, at the Market of Marion, 12888 SE Highway 441, Belleview.
Registration is $15 prior to Oct. 15 and $20 at the gate. Spectator admission is $5, 12 and under are free. read


Saturday, Oct 22 9:00a
at Don Gartlis Musuem, Ocala, FL

Rats and Rods with Big Daddy at 9 a.m. Oct. 22, at Don Garlits Museum, 13700 SW 16th Ave., Ocala. (362-4124 or

Car Wash & Center Supply Drive

Saturday, Oct 22 9:00a to 1:00p
at Southern Self Storage, Ocala, FL

The PACE Center for Girls and Southern Self Storage are holding a car wash and center supply drive on saturday Oct. 22, 2011 from 9 am to 1 pm. It will be held at Southern Self Storage-3407 NE 36th Ave. There will be hot dogs, chips, soda and water for sale. Some of the supplies needed for the PACE center are: toilet paper, paper towels, plastic cutlery, paper plates, paper/plastic cups, liquid hand soap and hand sanitizer. read

Ocala Arts Festival


Saturday, Oct 22 10:00a



A fun weekend of fine art in an artist friendly environment.
23,000 attendees expected.
** Estimated start time — Please confirm **

Hearse rides on the square

Saturday, Oct 22 6:00p to 9:00p

come to Doc of Rock’s Halloween party and bob for apple’s and more Halloween fun while Ocala Ghost Walks & Historical Tours offer $5 hearse ride’s around the square and up historic and haunted Fort King. offered from 6-9 PM. We know you are dying to ride in the hearse come join us!

Dogtober Fest

Sunday, Oct 23 12:00p to 3:00p
at Millennium Dog Park, Ocala, FL

Halloween Howls & Pals Costume Contests.Vendors, raffles, 50/50 drawing. Bring your chair. Kids welcome and dogs must be leashed. Call 732-8655 for information

Phantoms In The Forest

Sunday, Oct 23 7:00p
at Silver River State Park, Ocala, FL

Enjoy a Halloween celebration with spooky storytelling in the Cracker Village. This annual event is presented by Friends of Silver River State Park. Professional storytellers offer a family friendly evening of spooky tales (starting out with not so spooky stories for our younger guests.) Even the spookiest tales also offer some knee slapping hilarity for a great evening belly-laugh. read more

Ocala Events for October 10-16 2011


Corn Maze

Today, Monday, Oct 10 3:00p to 10:00p
at Brown Farm, Oxford, FL

10 acre corn maze from 3 to 10 p.m. Monday-Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays Oct. 7 through Nov. 20, Brown Farm, 13992 Highway 301, Oxford. Kids games, monster truck rides, hay rides and more. $12 for adults, $10 for kids and seniors, under 3 are free.

Free Diabetes Screening

Tuesday, Oct 11 11:00a to 4:00p
at Publix, The Villages, FL

Free Diabetes Screenings offered from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm October 11 To October 12 at Publix, 1120 Bichara Blvd., The Villages, FL., For more information call Cholestcheck: 800-713-3301 (No appointment necessary)

Earn Your GED on the GED Bus

Tuesday, Oct 11 2:00p
at Forest Public Library, Ocklawaha, FL

It’s never too late to get your high school diploma. Schedule follows the Marion County School Board calendar.

Ballroom Dance Party

Wednesday, Oct 12 7:00p to 9:00p
at Dancin’ Around Studio, Ocala, FL

Practice social dancing in a safe environment. We provide social dance parties at Dancin’ Around Studio on a regular basis so you can practice what you’re learning in your dance classes in a comfortable social atmosphere. You don’t need to be a Dancin’ Around Studio student to attend our social dance parties!

The Guys

Wednesday, Oct 12 8:00p
at Ocala Civic Theatre, Ocala, FL



Coupon Exchange with The Clippin Chix

Friday, Oct 14 10:00a to 11:00a
at The Cherished Bride Manor, Ocala, FL

Join us on FREEBIE FRIDAYS for a fun and informative Coupon Club in Ocala.. Bring coupons to exchange & 4 month or newer for our Donation program to the Troops.. Free Coffee & light refreshments, & make new friends. New to couponing? Then pick up tips for success or how to organize!

The Pickin’ Patch – U Pick Pumpkin Patch

Friday, Oct 14 3:00p
at The Pickin’ Patch, Dunnellon, FL

Come pick the perfect pumpkin right off the vine!! Join us Friday, Saturday and Sundays at The Pickin’ Patch in Dunnellon FL. Come enjoy family fun down on the farm with hayrides, hayforts, kiddie corn maze and of course picking your own pumpkins, sunflowers and corn right out of the field! Admission is $2, children 3 and under are free.

Fall Fun Nights

Friday, Oct 14 7:30p to 9:30p
at Uncle Donald’s Farm, Lady Lake, FL

Fall Fun Nights from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays Oct. 14 through Oct. 29 at Uncle Donald’s Farm, 2713 Griffin Ave., Lady Lake. $9. (753-2882 or visit

Halloween Howler

Friday, Oct 14 8:00p to Saturday, Oct 15 1:45a

Fear Fest, Ocala’s newest and finest Haunted House at the Ocala Entertainment Complex. We are bringing your childhood fears to life. Haunt opens at 8pm every Friday and Saturday night in October to 18 and over patrons, open to all ages on Thursday Oct. 13th, Thursday October 20th and Halloween night. read more

Fright Nights

Friday, Oct 14 8:00p to 11:00p

Creature Features, Haunted Mansion, Psycho Panther Prowl, Terror Island and “Gator Man” River Cruise at Ft King Waterway are just a few of the frightly features. More details are added.

Viernes Caliente

Friday, Oct 14 9:00p to Saturday, Oct 15 2:00a

Cloud 9 & Good Fellaz ent. invite you EVERY Friday for the HOTTEST Latin Night in Ocala.
We’re featuring top DJ’s spinning Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, reggeton & current Latin hits to keep you dancing all night long
-Doors open @ 9
-Ladies in free till 11pm
-Check out Drink specials on tequilla, bacardi, margaritas, Corona & Dos XX.



United Hay Sales Animal Swap

Saturday, Oct 15 8:00a to 1:00p
at United Hay Sales Inc., Ocala, FL

Bring your sheep,puppies,chickens,goats or any other critter that you want to trade, swap or sell. Pet vaccines from 10:00am to 11:00am.

Come hungry Yum Yum Kitchen will be open.

United Hay Sales is located on the corner of 326 and Hwy 27

Jazz Up Dunnellon!

Saturday, Oct 15 10:00a
at E & W Pennsylvania Avenue, Dunnellon, FL

All types of Jazz styles spaced along out tree-lined main street, and Cajun/creole street. Food vendors add to excitement.
5,000 attendees expected.

Lady Lake Art in the Park & Music Festival

Saturday, Oct 15 10:00a
at Log Cabin Park, Lady Lake, FL
This event is held on the streets and park of the.This event draws large crowds with good buyers.10,000 attendees expected. Log Cabin Park along Hwy. 27/441 2miles south of The Villages in central Florida

Log Cabin Park

106 S. U.S. 441Lady LakeFL32159 

Coffee with the Birds

Sunday, Oct 16 8:00a
at Silver River State Park, Ocala, FL

Join an experienced birder on a gentle hike through beautiful Central Florida woodlands identifying birds by sight and sound. Bring a coffee cup and your field guide; insect repellant also suggested. Event is weather permitting. No pets, please.

Please confirm all dates and times prior to attending. This event calendar in part or full was provided by, click entertainment, click events.
“Until Next Time”

Events in Ocala / Marion County FL for the weekend of September 29th & 30th, 2011

Whats happening in Ocala this weekend? WOW, there is a lot going on!



HERSHBERGER & HUFF STUDIOS offers workshops and classes!! Don’t miss the fun! Create an original 12×12″ studio wrapped canvas with textures in acrylic. They provide everything, you just show up.

When & Where: Friday September 30th 7PM-10PM @ 1735 NE Jacksonville Road, Ocala FL 34470 DIRECTIONS & MAP

Ocala Civic Theater: Presents “CHICAGO The Musical”

A Tony Award-winning musical that ran 14 years on Broadway is still going strong. Set in the roaring 20’s in Chicago, a band of merry murderesses, each one on death row for murdering a former lover – sing and dance their way to fame and fortune.

When: Friday September 30, 2011 click here for more details or call 352-236-2274.

SCARING OCALA BACK TO LIFE – 18 & UP HAUNTED HOUSE – Ocala Entertainment Complex

Bringing your childhood fears to life. The FEAR FEST HAUNT is 18 & up for intensity and graphic scenes. There will be toned down version for persons under 18 scheduled throughout the month.

Where & When: Friday September 30 8:00PM to Saturday October 1 – 2:00 AM Ocala Entertainment Complex  1227 SW 17th Ave. Ocala, FL 34471 DIRECTIONS & MAP


PRESCHOOL CLUB – Ocala Public Library

3-5 year olds and their caregivers to join in this new adventure. Includes activities, dramatic play, and games designed to boost your childs reading skills

When & Where: Saturday October 1  – 2:00 PM @ Ocala Public Library DIRECTION & MAP


It’s time to get moving Marion County, and the Y is here to help you get started. Local Marion County YMCA is providing FREE facility access for 21 days. Mention to the front desk staff the online event at  and their professional staff will help you get moving.

When & Where: Saturday, September 30 5:00 AM-9:00PM @ 3200 SE 17th Street Ocala, FL 34471 DIRECTIONS & MAP

JOHN LAWLER: Acoustic Guitarist – Brick City Center for the Arts

When & Where: Saturday October 1  –  8:00 PM –   23 W. Broadway St. Ocala, FL 34474 DIRECTIONS & MAP


Start at 8:00 PM on Friday and Saturday nights. Also offers year round tours, reservation are required for all tours!!! Ocala Ghost Walks introduce the realm of possibility to both the greatest enthusiasts and the most daring skeptics of the paranormal. Catherine Wendell / Owner has lived in Historic District for 13 years and seen her share of spirits.

When & Where: Every Friday & Saturday night 8:00 PM – Phone 352-690-7933 @ DIRECTIONS & MAP

JASON HUNTER – Ocala Entertainment Complex

Comic performs at Bonkerz Comedy Club /  $12

Where & When: Saturday October 1 – OEC 1227 SW 17TH Ocala, FL 34475 –DIRECTIONS & MAP