What's Happening: July 29 | Local News | chronicleonline.com

2022-07-27 16:49:50 By : Ms. Veronica Chen

The General Francis Marion Stamp Club will return to their regular meeting schedule on Wednesday, Aug. 2, and Wednesday, Aug. 16. We meet at 1 p.m. at the Marion County Public Library (2720 East Silver Springs Blvd.) meeting room B.

We will continue our regular scheduled meeting the first and third Wednesdays of the month.

Please join us to talk about your collecting interests and meet other collectors who may share your interests. If you have any questions, please contact Elliot Natale at Elliotn27@aol.com.

Radio stations 93.7 K-Country and Wind-FM 92.5/95.5 are hosting the North Central Florida Outdoor Expo on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the World Equestrian Center in Expo Center 2 (1390 NW 80th Ave., Ocala).

Guests at this event can fire BB guns, throw an ax, practice casting, pet a live alligator, shoot arrows and so much more! You can also register to win concert tickets for Welcome to Rockville and Carrie Underwood. A concealed weapons permit class will also be available for an additional fee.

Entry is $5 cash and free for children 17 and under. The first 100 guests will receive free gifts, courtesy of Crystal River Kayak and Dive Center and HNR Gunworks.

For a list of participating organizations and companies, please visit www. 937kcountry.com or www.windfm.com.

For more information, please contact Lisa Varner at 352-622-5600 or email at lvarner@ncfmgroup.com.

The Reilly Arts Center presents A Brother’s Revival on Saturday, Aug. 13, at 7:30 p.m.

Led by Allman Brothers’ bassist (78-82) David “Rook” Goldflies, A Brother’s Revival is a legacy Allman Brothers Band whose bandleader spent years learning from and performing with Gregg, Dickey, Butch, and Jaimoe.

Tickets start at $20. For additional information visit ReillyArtsCenter.com.

The Reilly Arts Center is located at 500 NE 9th St. Ocala. Tickets can be purchased at reillyartscenter.com or by contacting the Reilly Arts Center box office at 352- 351-1606.

Box office hours are from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Reilly Arts Center during box office hours.

Tickets will also be available at the events.

Southwestern Marion Toastmasters meets at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall at 5200 SW College Road (SR 200) at 12 noon the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, and 6:30 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays.

Join us to improve your speaking and leadership skills.

Christ’s Church of Marion County invites you to join us Sunday, July 31. The morning begins with Sunday School classes for all ages at 9:30 am. We offer three adult classes on a variety of topics. A synopsis of each class is available on our website.

Our Worship Service begins at 10:30 a.m. with our praise team leading a blend of familiar hymns of the church as well as contemporary praise songs with a full praise band. Greg Boynak, Elder will continue in the series “Summertime Stories” with a message on “The Soils.” Children ages 3 through grade 5 will be studying the same parable.

Christ’s Church of Marion County is located at 6768 SW 80th Street – just off State Road 200. For more information on all our events or for directions visit our website at www.ccomc.org or contact the church office at 352-861-6182.

The Marion Civic Chorale community chorus, established in 1986, is gearing up for the upcoming fall concert season and looking for new members to participate. Choristers of all ages and vocal ranges are welcome to join the Marion Civic Chorale. If you love to sing and want to be a part of a talented and enthusiastic group of like-minded music lovers directed by a top-notch conductor, please join us!

Rehearsals for the upcoming Fall Concert Series are expected to commence on the second Monday in August, 6:30 p.m., at St. George Anglican Cathedral, 5646 SE 28th St., Ocala. Anyone interested in joining the Chorale is welcome to attend.

The Marion Civic Chorale fosters appreciation of fine choral music and encourages the advancement of musically gifted students through scholarships and participation in the chorale.

For more information, visit our website, www.marionchorale.org, or email president@marionchorale.org. We’re also on Facebook at www.facebook.com/groups/marioncivicchorale

With activities opening up again, we are happy to announce so is chess. This time, we are meeting on Friday mornings from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the same Freedom Library, 5870 SW 95th St.

We currently have a few members, including from Oak Run, On Top Of The World and from the general population. But, we are seeking more residents to join us and add to the fun.

For information, contact Walt Lamp at 352-854-9378.

If some previous members were looking to start again, or if anyone else is looking to play the game, call Walt and make a date for Friday mornings. We’re looking forward to making our club a little larger and the game more fun.

Chess sets are suggested, since we want to make sure we always have enough.

The SW 200 Corridor Quilt Guild meets the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the SW District Sheriff’s Office (9048 SW SR 200). Our Mission is to enhance the growth and knowledge of the “art of quilting” through the inspiration, creativity, and friendship of its members by sharing quilting techniques and patterns through active participation in teaching/learning with one another. All level quilters are welcome.

For more information, email us atsw200corridor quilters@gmail.com.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) Citizens Academy and Partnership (CAP) program, a free 7-week educational course about the operations of the Sheriff’s Office, is currently accepting applications for classes beginning in September 2022.

Classes will be held at the Marion County Sheriff’s Office Multi-Purpose Room, 3300 NW 10th St. Ocala, every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. beginning Tuesday, Sept. 20.

During the program, MCSO staff will highlight all units within the Sheriff’s Office, giving citizens an in-depth understanding of what the agency is doing for the community. Each week will focus on a different aspect of the agency, personnel, equipment, policies, procedures and overall function. Students will have an opportunity to view specialty unit equipment, hear from experts in the fields of law enforcement, investigations, detention and administration.

To apply for this program, please visit the Marion County Sheriff’s Office website at www.marionso.com/citizens-academy to fill out the application and release forms.

For questions or more information, please contact Wendy Holland, MCSO Volunteer Coordinator, at wholland@marionso.com or you can call her at 352-369-6761.

Summertime is Nia time. Join us on Wednesdays from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

A movement practice created in 1983, based on the science of the body, Nia is a class that encourages moving in healthy and safe ways with inspiring music. No jumping or jarring of the joints. No judgment in every class!

H2U (Health to You), is located at 8375 SW Highway 200, 2nd floor of Bank of OZK, Ocala.

Come try your first class without becoming a member! Call the Senior Wellness Community Center today at 352-401-1338. Nia classes are $5/class.

This class is taught by certified 1st Degree Nia Black Belt Instructor Gail Mongiello.

Nia moves are designed for all fitness levels and can be done in chairs.

We look forward to seeing you soon… “Through Movement We Find Health.”

Intermediate level line dance classes are offered every Wednesday 3-4 p.m. at H2U above Bank OZK of Ocala on S.R. 200 (8375 SW Highway 200).

“The 2022 Extreme Pressure Biennial of American Prints,” an inaugural competitive national exhibition organized by the Webber Gallery of the College of Central Florida, will be on view Aug. 8-Sept. 22. Open to all forms of traditional printmaking, the exhibition will present a celebration and examination of contemporary printmaking by artists from across the United States.

Purchase awards totaling a minimum of $2,500 will be made through local organizations, with some works entering the college’s permanent collections.

Five cash prizes will be awarded based on the selections of juror Janet Ballweg. She is a professor of art and head of printmaking at Bowling Green State University in Ohio and is active in several national print alliances and councils. Ballweg’s work has been exhibited in more than 500 shows and has won dozens of awards. Her selection for first place will receive $500, second place will receive $300, third place will receive $100, and two honorable mentions will receive $50. CAMPUS USA is a proud partner of the College of Central Florida and has generously funded the prizes.

Awards and prizes will be presented at the opening reception on Friday, Aug. 19, 5-7 p.m.

The Webber Gallery is located at the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and admission is free. For more information, call 352-854-2322, ext. 1664.

The City of Ocala, in partnership with the Florida Department of Health in Marion County and Feed the Need Garden, Inc., will host replant days at the West Ocala Wellness Community Garden located at 2200 W Highway 40, between SW 21st and SW 23rd Avenue. Replant days will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Saturday, Aug. 27 – warm season vegetables

Saturday, Oct. 22 – cool season vegetables

Community members are encouraged to attend and replant their crops for the upcoming season or start a new garden plot. Plots are available for $10 per year. The goal of the West Ocala Wellness Community Garden is to educate and provide an opportunity for citizens to plant, cultivate and harvest vegetables for their families.

For more information, or to reserve a plot, please contact the City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department at 352-368-5540 or visit www.ocalafl.org/garden.

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