Happy Thanksgiving!

Good Day All, 

I’m sure most of you are trying to finish up work and are getting ready for Thanksgiving! Below is a list of a few events going on around Marion County for the holiday weekend! 

  • 22nd Annual Turkey TROT- The 22nd Annual Turkey Trot 5K is the largest race in Ocala, with more than 2,000 runners. This Thanksgiving tradition includes a 5K Walk/Run, a 10K Run, an Outdoor Cycling Class, an Outdoor Youth Dodgeball Tournament, along with activities for the whole family. This event is held at the YMCA and starts at 7am and goes until 11am. 
  • Thanksgiving Feast at Hilton of Ocala- Celebrate Thanksgiving Day at the Hilton Ocala! The Hilton Ocala will be celebrating Thanksgiving with a magnificent buffet. Seating times are 11 AM, 1 and 3 PM. Please call 352.390.1515 for reservations.
  • Black Friday Shopping!- I’m sure most of you have already seen the ads online and maybe have even already ordered a Black Friday Deal! If getting a great deal is for you then check out www.TheBlackFriday.com for ads, hours and stores participating in Black Friday. 
  • Small Shop Saturday! Several small private owned businesses are participating in “Small Shop Saturday” Make sure you call your favorite small shops and see if they’re having special deals on Saturday! 
  • Christmas Tree Time!- If picking out a real Christmas tree is part of your holiday traditions than get ready! The tree tents are going up and they’re almost ready for business! Here is a link to a few locations to pick out the perfect tree for the holiday season. www.fun4ocalakids.com/Whats-Happening/Christmas-Tree-Farms/ 

The Rountree Realty Team wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving and a great holiday weekend!  


Duke Rountree and Team 

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 www.Ocala.com  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