Marion County Genealogy Society meets June 16
The Marion County Genealogy Society meets June 16, 2 to 4 p.m. The location for this meeting has changed. Visit our website at www.mcgsocala. org for the new location.
The guest speaker will be Melissa Barker, who will be speaking on the topic, Being the Home Archivist: Preserving Your Records Like a Pro!
This will be a live video presentation.
West Ocala Wellness Community Garden Replant Days
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, May 28 – warm season vegetables and solarizing garden beds
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.
SW 200 Corridor Quilt Guild
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 email@example.com.
SunTran requesting input for Transit Development Plan update
SunTran is updating its Transit Development Plan (TDP) to reflect its 10-year vision for the future of transit in Ocala/Marion County. Updates include gathering feedback from the riding public and general stakeholders through electronic and paper surveys.
SunTran is requesting Marion County residents provide their feedback on the transit system by visiting www.SunTran.org and taking a brief online survey.
The TDP evaluates the existing transit system, identifies current and future service improvements, and develops a financial plan based on available funding. SunTran will be soliciting input throughout each phase of plan updates, and the final plan is due September 2022.
For more information regarding Transit Development Plan updates, please contact Steven Neal, Transportation Manager at 352-629-8286.
Summer Nia (Non-Impact Aerobics) classes at H2U Senior CC
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.”
Stamp Club summer schedule
The General Francis Marion Stamp Club will not be having their regular Wednesday meetings for the months of June and July. We will be meeting on Friday, June 10, and Friday, July 15, at 1 p.m. at the Marion County Library, 2720 East Silver Springs Blvd., Meeting Room B. We will resume our regular 1st and 3rd Wednesday meetings in August.
For information, contact Elliot at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free spaghetti dinner at church
Please join us for a spaghetti dinner Saturday, June 4, 5 p.m., at St Matthew’s Lutheran Church.
The dinner is free of charge and open to the public. A freewill offering will be accepted.
The Church is located at 3453 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala.
Christ’s Church services
Christ’s Church of Marion County invites you to join us Sunday, May 29. 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 am and includes special music from the CCOMC Worship Choir followed by a praise time with a blend of familiar hymns of the church as well as contemporary praise songs with a full praise band. During the service there will also be a special time to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the military. Rich Smith, Elder will bring a message that will challenge and inspire all.
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.
CF enrollment event
The College of Central Florida invites anyone who wants to attend college to an all-in-one enrollment event. On Saturday, June 11, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., new students can complete the enrollment process – from the admissions application to financial aid to academic advising – all in one day.
“This event puts you on the fast track to enrolling in college,” said Dr. Raphel Robinson, CF director of admissions and student recruitment. “You can get everything you need to start classes this fall.”
The event will take place on the center lawn at the Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. Attendees can take a campus tour, apply for admission and financial aid, meet with an academic advisor and register for classes. Lunch will be provided and the $30 application fee will be waived for event participants. Giveaways will include a chance to win free tuition for a three-credit-hour class this fall at the in-state rate.
Registration at CF.edu/ Express is highly encouraged.
For more information, call 352-873-5800, ext. 1379.
Museum of History & Archaeology coming attractions
The Marion County Museum of History & Archaeology hosts programs on the third Sunday of odd months at 2 p.m. in the Green Clover Hall at 319 SE 26th Ter., Ocala. A reception follows the programs in the museum itself. Admission is free to members and $5 to nonmembers. Individual and family memberships are available for sale at events.
July 17: Dr. Joe Knetsch, Cousin Bob. Historian, author, professor, his latest book is about a Jewish-American World War II Hero, Robert Warren, ultimately attached to Patton’s Third Army coming across France after the Normandy breakout. It is based upon Warren’s personal letters, some reports from the Fort Benning collections, etc. and the usual secondary accounts now available.
Sept. 18: 11th anniversary of the museum
Nov. 20: Annabelle Leitner, local historian – The 19th Century Marion County Voting Precincts/Public Information.
TBD: Cynthia Graham-Wilson – Marion County author/historian on topic of early Marion County Black Residents and Businesses
We hope to see you there!
Free dementia workshop coming to Freedom Library
The Marion County Library System and Coping with Dementia LLC are offering a free ABC of Dementia workshop June 9 at the Freedom Branch Library, 5870 Southwest 95th St.. The presentation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Coping with Dementia president and workshop presenter Debbie Selsavage reports, “Our ABC of Dementia workshop explains Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia in plain language, suggests techniques for becoming a better and less-stressed care partner, and provides useful resources to families living with dementia.” She adds, “While they are designed primarily for care partners and family members of a loved one living with dementia, anyone is welcome, including persons experiencing dementia.”
While the workshop is free, reservations are encouraged. For more information or to reserve seats, call 352-422-3663 or email email@example.com.