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Community Happenings

May 14 - June 7

My Fair Lady is on stage at the Ocala Civic Theatre from May 14 – June 7. Tickets are $25 for adults and $12 for full-time students (student ID required for college students). For more information or to purchase tickets, call   (352) 236-2274 or go to Full-price tickets are available online with a service charge.

May 29- June 21

ONE OF THE BEST SELLING MUSICALS IN HIPPODROME HISTORY RETURNS FOR A SENSATIONAL SUMMER RUN!   HONKY TONK ANGELS is a spirited and rollicking musical journey celebrating country music through the years, with hits by legendary female voices of Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn, Kitty Wells, and Dolly Parton.   HONKY TONK ANGELS tells the story of three women from different walks of life who cross paths on a bus to Nashville, Tennessee. On stage at the Hippodrome May 29-June 21, 2015 with 8 shows a week. Discount previews May 27 & 28.  HONKY TONK ANGELS tickets are on sale now at (352) 375-4477 and

May 30

ForVets at Otter Springs Park and Campground proudly presents a night of entertainment with the “Echoes of Elvis”, featuring Ron Olson, performing Elvis’ “Aloha from Hawaii” concert on May 30, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. Advance tickets $8.00, $10.00 at the door.
All proceeds benefiting ForVets, Inc., a 501 (c) 3 non-profit serving severely wounded Veteran’s and their families. For more information call 352-463-0800 or visit

June 27 & 28

The ARRL Field Day Ham Radio will be held at the Silver Springs Radio Club Contest Locala, 161 Oak Cirlce, Ocala (Silver Springs Shores).  Please check the club website to sign up and get directions.  Public and media welcome.  
Eat smart, play smart with the University of Florida’s new Childhood Health and Asthma Management Program. CHAMP promotes optimal health in children ages 6 to 12 who have asthma and are at the higher end of the growth curve. Kids and families will participate in fun games that teach children about growing healthy and strong, learn ways to prevent and cope with asthma symptoms, and sample tasty and healthy foods. Call (352) 273-5124 to learn more.

Help For Veterans

Do you know a veteran family that is homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless? Meridian can help with Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF). SSVF helps veteran families to quickly gain stability in permanent housing. Services include case management, coordinating VA benefits, referral to community services, and temporary financial assistance for eligible expenses. Together we can help to support our veterans. For more information, call 352-374-5600 x8360 or visit

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If you would like to add your event to our Community Calendar, email information to or mail it to 3602 NE 20th Place, Ocala, FL 34470.Please send information at least two weeks prior to your event.
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Making Home Safer for Seniors
Preventable home hazards can cause falls and injuries that impact seniors’ ability to live independently. That’s why Home Instead Senior Care of Gainesville has launched the Making Home Safer for Seniors campaign. For a complimentary home safety check please call 352-336-3388
04/15/2015 12:12PM
2015 Ag Fest & Master Gardener Plant Sale
The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is pleased to announce the Annual Master Gardener Plant Sale & Ag Fest on May 16, 2015, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office (2800 NE 39 Avenue, Gainesville). The Master Gardener Plant Sale will have 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. This annual plant sale is a fundraiser for the Alachua County Master Gardener Volunteer Program. The Ag Fest will be providing information on the following: beekeeping, small farm goat management, growing mushrooms, raised bed gardening, free soil pH testing and much more. Also presentations are scheduled on the following topics: Growing Fruit in Alachua County, Bee Pollinators & Pesticides and Cooking Matters. Come and learn more about locally grown food, producing and growing food. Admission and parking are free. For more information about this program, call (352)955-2402. Visit for additional programs offered by the Extension Office.
04/21/2015 8:58AM
Downtown Festival and Art Show
Immerse yourself in a creative blend of art, music and culture at the 34th Annual Downtown Festival & Art Show on Nov. 14 and 15 in Downtown Gainesville. Explore a stunning collection of art work by 240 artists and marvel at world-class paintings, vivid photography, unique sculpture, dazzling jewelry and so much more. Enjoy continuous entertainment on three stages all weekend, including a Downtown Blues Concert on Friday evening. Bring the kids for free art activities at the Children’s Imagination Station. For more information call 352-334-ARTS.
04/24/2015 11:06AM
Spaghetti Supper
Enjoy a de-licious Spaghetti Supper, on Friday, May 22, from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, “The Church On the Hill,” located at 7201 US 41 S, just 4 miles north of Dunnellon. Adults: $7 at the door. Ages 5-11 $4. Children under 5 are admitted free. Come hungry, leave happy! For information visit
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