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The registration deadline for the 2017 City of Ocala Citizens Academy has been extended to Friday, March 24 at 11:59 p.m. Application packets are available on the City’s website and can be submitted via email to email@example.com or via fax at 352-629-8391.
03/17/2017 1:49 PM
The fourth annual Brick City Beer and Wine Festival (BCBF) will take place Saturday, April 15 at Citizens’ Circle in Downtown Ocala featuring national recording artists Molly Hatchet as the musical headliner.
03/24/2017 3:25 PM
The First Friday Art Walk occurs from 6 to 9 p.m. on the first Friday of each month from September through May annually. Located within Ocala’s historic downtown, event festivities include over 40 artist displays, acoustic entertainment, free family art activities and extended shopping hours.
03/23/2017 2:51 PM
The City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department will host adult softball leagues for men and women this summer at various city locations.
03/20/2017 4:09 PM
The City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department will host an adult flag football league for men this summer at Webb Field at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Complex located at 1510 NW Fourth St.
03/20/2017 3:59 PM
The City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department will host an adult basketball league Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 4 through 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the E.D. Croskey Recreation Center located at 1510 NW Fourth St.
03/20/2017 3:12 PM
The City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department will host a youth high performance volleyball clinic Mondays and Wednesdays, April 3 through 26 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the E.D. Croskey Recreation Center located at 1510 NW Fourth St.
03/20/2017 2:39 PM
The City of Ocala, in partnership with the Florida Department of Health in Marion County, Marion County UF/IFAS Extension Service, Marion County Children’s Alliance, Generation Fit, Feed the Need Garden, Inc. and the Heart of Florida Health Center, will host a West Ocala Wellness Community Garden Day Saturday, March 18 from 10 a.m. to noon at the community garden located at 2200 W Highway 40, between SW 21st and SW 23rd Avenue.
03/14/2017 1:07 PM
Ocala Electric Utility Receives Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) 'Restoring Communities Award'
The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) recently recognized Ocala Electric Utility with a “Restoring Communities Award” for its efforts to quickly and safely restore power to Florida communities in the aftermaths of Hurricanes Hermine and Matthew.
03/13/2017 8:28 AM
The City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department will host ‘Kickball with Park Rangers’ Saturday, March 25 from noon to 2 p.m. at Wyomina Park located at 1000 NW 10th St.
03/10/2017 1:40 PM
A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held Friday, March 17 at 9 a.m. for the newly completed children’s park and playground the Ocala Downtown Market. The ceremony will take place at the market located at the corner of SE 3rd Street and SE 3rd Avenue.
03/10/2017 11:08 AM
The City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department will host a meet and event greet for the Bad Axes of Fort King Axe Throwing Club Saturday, March 18 at 5 p.m. The event will be held at the Fort King National Historic Landmark located at 3925 E Ft. King St.
03/09/2017 10:54 AM
The Friends of the Historical Evergreen Cemetery, Sons of Confederate Veterans Pvt. William R. Milton Camp 741 and the United Daughters of the Confederacy Marion Dragoons Chapter 2311, in partnership with the City of Ocala Public Works Department, are sponsoring an Evergreen Cemetery volunteer cleanup day Saturday, March 18.
03/08/2017 1:29 PM
Check out these upcoming events happening at the Discovery Center, 701 NE Sanchez Ave., this March and April.
03/07/2017 2:58 PM
The City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department will host Junior Tennis Clinics at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Complex, 1510 NW Fourth St., Fridays, March 3, 10 and 24; April 7 and 21; and May 5 and 19 from 4 to 5 p.m.
02/28/2017 3:30 PM
The splash pad at Citizens’ Circle will reopen for the spring effective Friday, March 10 at 8 a.m.
02/28/2017 10:11 AM
The City of Ocala is providing residents with free tire disposal Saturday, March 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Disposal locations will be at the corner of NE 14th Street and NE Eighth Avenue and the Hampton Aquatic Fun Center located at 255 NW Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
02/27/2017 9:45 AM
Due to construction for the South Magnolia Avenue Mobility Improvement Project, S Magnolia Avenue, from SE Broadway Street to E Ft. King Street, will be closed Monday, March 6 until Tuesday, June 6.
02/24/2017 3:50 PM
The City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department will host the After Dark in the Park Movie Series every Friday in March starting at 7:45 p.m. at various locations across the city.
02/24/2017 9:54 AM
Citizens Academy is a free, exciting, eight-week program that touches upon virtually every facet of city government. Sessions will be held Thursdays, April 6 through May 25 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at various city locations.
02/23/2017 4:02 PM