Classic American musical Guys and Dolls is live on stage at Ocala Civic Theatre from May 16 through June 9! Tickets are $22 for adults and $10 for full-time students (student ID required for college students). For reservations or more information, call (352) 236-2274 or stop by the box office. You also may buy tickets online at www.ocalacivictheatre.com. (A service charge applies to online purchases.) The Ocala Civic Theatre is located at 4337 East Silver Springs Boulevard (East State Road 40) in the Appleton Cultural Center.
Every year, nearly 60,000 medical calls are handled by the paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) of Marion County Fire Rescue and Ocala Fire Rescue. To show support to the everyday men and women who serve as fire rescue personnel and put their lives on the line for their communities, Ocala-area Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins restaurants have partnered with Fire Rescue Support, a local non-profit organization that supports fire rescue personnel in Marion County and the City of Ocala, to help raise funds. During National EMS Week, May 19-25, all seven Marion County Dunkin’ Donuts & Baskin-Robbins restaurants will donate 10 percent of net sales from all products from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. to Fire Rescue Support. In addition to supporting the cause, every evening during National EMS Week between 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., guests can enjoy on-site emergency service vehicles including fire trucks and ambulances and meet local firefighters, paramedics and EMTs, some of whom will be scooping ice cream and serving coffee.
Support our Nation's Wounded Warriors with Forest High School Air Force JROTC! Join the ride Saturday, May 25th at Ride Now Power Sports on N 441 in Ocala. Registration 8am to 10:30am. Ride begins at 11am, led by E-One and Marion County Sheriff's Department/ Ocala Police Department. Ride will go through Forest Lawn Cemetery to show support for all our fallen Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines. Ride will end at Market of Marion with live music, bike games, BBQ, prizes and giveaways.
Benefit 8 Ball Tournament for Landon Parrish is Saturday, may 25 from 10am to 6pm. Hosted by Bankshot Billiards Sprots Bar & Grill. Landon is 5 years old and has been diagnosed with Aivolaar Rabdomyocaroma Cancer. He is teh son of Ocala Police Officer Dale Parrish who protects and serves our community everyday. Team 8 ball Tournament begins at 11am- 5 players to a team. $50 per team. Trophys for first 3 placese. All proceeds from tournament and food sales will be donated to the family. For more info: Please clal Mike at 352-362-9080.
May 31 - June 23
The crown on the Hippodrome's 40th Anniversary season is the internationally beloved Broadway sensation AVENUE Q. Winner of the Tony Award's “Triple Crown” for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, AVENUE Q is a coming-of-age musical where characters lament that as children, they were assured by their parents, and by certain fuzzy puppets on public television, that they were “special” and “could do anything”; but as adults, they have discovered to their surprise and dismay that in the real world their options are limited, and they are no more “special” than anyone else. May 29 - June 23. Call 375-HIPP or visit http://thehipp.org/
12th Annual Hog for Hope is May 31, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. Hog for Hope is a fundraiser brought to you by the ARC Marion Foundation benefiting the developmentally and intellectually disabled clients ARC Marion serves. Hog for Hope offers a chance drawing to win a new Harley-Davidson Street Glide motorcycle in addition to other exciting events and prizes. Only 699 Bike Tickets will be sold. Set your calendars now for the last Friday in May, for the Hog for Hop Bikes, Brews & BBQ event where you can feast on fabulous food from Outback Steakhouse and they will announce the winner of the 2013 Harley-Davidson Street Glide. Back by popular demand is the craft beer festival featuring over 50 craft beers. $25 for meal + one free drink; $50 for meal +one free drink + craft beer samplings! http://arcmarionfoundation.com/hog-for-hope
The US Military Vets Alachua County Ghostrider 7th annual chapter party , Saturday, JUNE 1st with festivities starting at noon! FREE to attend! LIVE MUSIC WITH CAJUN BLUES BAND…food- and drinks- turkey shoot- raffles and more! gonna be a great time! so stop out! LOCATION IS AT THE HIGH SPRINGS LIONS CLUB 2.2MILES NORTH OF HIGH SPRINGS ON HIGHWAY 27….FOR MORE INFO OR DIRECTIONS contact WOLF at 352-222-0392
Levy County Department of Public Safety 2013 Expo is June 8 from 10am to 3pm at the Bronson Youth Football League field, 220 Picnic Street in Bronson. There will be helicopters, fire trucks, ambulances, law enforcement vehicles and more! Plus, "Sparky" the Fire Dog. Concessions will be availabe with all proceeds going to the Bronson Youth League. This event is free and open to the public.
Cancer Resource Guide
Are you or someone you care about in need of a cancer support group, transportation for medical treatments or financial assistance with prescription drugs? Locate resources for these needs and more on www.CancerResourceGuideNCF.org. This website is a valuable tool for cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and family members. The Cancer Resource Guide of North Central Florida is a public service of North Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative, WellFlorida Council and the Florida Department of Health Cancer Control Program. Locate the cancer resources you need at: www.CancerResourceGuideNCF.org.
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2nd Annuel Team Dynamo Wing Bowl Chicken Wing eating competition
Come out and watch six teams compete during the 2nd Annual Team Dynamo Wing Bowl Chicken Wing eating competition to benefit the Child Advocacy Center, Inc. The event will take place on May 7 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Splitz Bowling Center in Gainesville, located at 1301 NW 76th Blvd. For more information, visit http://www.childadvocacycentergainesville.org/
2013 Bulls for Boobs
June 7&8 Renegade Rodeo and BubbaQue's Presents the 2013 Bulls for Boobs! This will Benefit Michelle-O-Gram a breast cancer Prevention org. a grass roots non-profit charitable organization in north central florida helping women without insurance or the ability to pay, to receive one of the greatest gifts of all! A path for a cure, peace of mind and much needed testing, ie:(screening and diagnostic mammograms, as well as ultrasounds0. Come and see the first ever Pink Rodeo Bull wearing a Hot Pink Tutu! The event will be held at Carter's ranch 5551 NW CR 345 - Chiefland FL 32626. Lots of fun for all! BubbaQue's Will have food starting at 6:00 PM , so come early, come hungry! For more info Click on AD or go to(Hardisonink.com) Thanks to Hunter (breast cancer survivor)& WindFM for all of the help!!! Steve
Master Gardener Plant Sale
2013 Alachua County Master Gardener Annual Plant Sale
The Alachua County Master Gardener Annual Plant Sale takes place on Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 8 a.m. to noon, at the UF/IFAS Extension Office (2800 NE 39 Avenue, Gainesville, corner of Waldo Road & NE 39 Avenue). A variety of herbs, annuals, perennials, natives, trees and more will be available at exceptional prices. Master Gardener volunteers will be on site for advice on selection and care of your plants. Admission and parking is free.
This annual plant sale is a fundraiser for the Alachua County Master Gardener Volunteer Program. The proceeds are used throughout the community. In 2012 these volunteers gave over 13,000 hours of service to the citizens of Alachua County and made contact with approximately 17,000 people seeking gardening advice.
There are currently 11 school gardens throughout Alachua County elementary schools run by these volunteers. School children are learning how to grow fruits and vegetables and about their nutritional benefits.
They helped created the Honor Center Gardens, a green space for homeless and transitional veterans at the Gainesville VA Domiciliary, which can provide shelter and services to 45 local men and women at a time. The garden provides “passive and active interaction” with nature, bringing physical, emotional and perhaps spiritual comfort to those at the center. The veterans are able to grow their own food, help prepare plant beds and cultivate a calming area within the center.
For more information or gardening advice, contact the Extension office at 352-955-2402.
Persons with disabilities needing special accommodations should contact the Extension Office at least 10 working days prior to the event so that special consideration can be given to the request.