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TODAYSPRING CLASSIC: Southern Baroque Association Spring Classic equestrian show, 9 a.m., Grand Oaks Resort and Museum, 3000 Marion County Road, Weirsdale. Equestrian events, food, vendors and more. Free. (750-5500 or grandoaksresort.com)HITS SHOWS: HITS Ocala Winter Circuit equestrian shows and competitions, through March 26, HITS Post Time Farm, 13710 U.S. 27, Ocala. Free for spectators Wednesdays through Saturdays; $5 for adults and free for ages 12 and younger on Sundays. (620-2275)MISSION AEROSPACE: The Discovery Center exhibit "Mission Aerospace: History of Flight" now through May 4, 701 NE Sanchez Ave., Ocala. Theme nights and Planetarium shows on specific nights. $3-$5. (401-3900 or mydiscoverycenter.org)ANNIVERSARY SERVICES: For the 150th anniversary of Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church. Service led by the Rev. Stanley Jacobs and New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church, 4 p.m., 55 SW Third Ave., Ocala. (629-3782)APPRECIATION PROGRAM: Appreciation Service honoring sister Allean Cunningham, 4 p.m., Saint Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 3861 SE Maricamp Road, Ocala. (622-1310 or 681-3016)"SHREK" AUDITIONS: Open auditions for "Shrek The Musical," a Tony-winning stage musical adapted from the Academy Award-winning animated film, 6 p.m. today and 7 p.m. Monday, Ocala Civic Theatre, 4337 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Nine principal/supporting roles and a large ensemble; three roles for children. (236-2274)"CHICKEN PIGS": Folk musical set in Florida during the Civil War told through the letters of fictional Confederate soldier, Son Calaway, and the people he corresponds with, 1 p.m., Dunnellon Historic Train Depot, 12061 S. Williams St., Dunnellon. $15; purchased in advance. (863-529-8104 or 321-432-7762)GOLF PROGRAM: Daniel J. Jones, "The Highlands Hotel and Early Golfing in Ocala," lecture, 2 p.m., Green Clover Hall, 319 SE 26th Ave., Ocala. Reception following, Marion County Museum of History and Archaeology, 307 SE 26th Terrace, Ocala. $5; free for members. (236-5245)MUSIC PROGRAM: Pianist Robert Cubbage with classical and jazz selection, 3 p.m., Dunnellon Presbyterian Church, 20641 Chestnut St. Free. (489-2682)CHURCH ANNIVERSARY: Celebration of 141st anniversary, 4 p.m., Progressive Union Missionary Baptist Church, 8792 NW 38th Ave. Road, Ocala. (622-8320)YOGA: Noon, Power Yoga Ocala, 3315 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. (poweryogaocala.com or 361-3619)TAI CHI: 24-posture, open to all levels, 11 a.m., 20 W. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. $10. (307-6488)FARMSTEAD WEEKEND: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Crones’ Cradle Conserve, 6411 NE 217th Place, Citra; visit and tour a working vegetable and herb farm; no pets or tobacco; Free. (595-3377, cronescradleconserve.org or www.facebook.com/pages/Crones-Cradle-Conserve-Foundation)THE OCALA JAZZ SOCIETY: Performing jazz, big band, Dixieland and more, 2 p.m., VFW Post 4781, 9401 SW 110th St., Ocala. $3 donation benefits Hospice of Marion County. (237-0234)CAR SHOW AND COMMUNITY YARD SALE: 9 a.m., Silver Springs Shores Community Center, 590 Silver Road, Ocala. (512-3319) EVENTSEDUCATION TALK: Ersula Knox-Odum, through costuming and impersonation, will portray educator and black leader Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Master the Possibilities, 8415 SW 80th St., Ocala. $5-$10; registration required. (854-3699 or masterthepossibilities.org)INFO SEMINAR: Discovering underutilized benefits available to veterans and their spouses, 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Windsor of Ocala, 2650 SE 18th Ave., Ocala. Free. (873-8000 or legendseniorliving.com)CF FOUNDATION: Board of directors meeting, 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Strategic Planning Rom, Ewers Center, College of Central Florida, 3001 SW College Road, Ocala. General business. (854-2322 ext. 1288)BONE HEALTH: Educational series "Osteoporosis Overview," 2-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Marion Senior Services, 1101 SW 20th Court, Ocala. (620-3501)SOUP SUPPERS: Lenten soup suppers, 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays through March 29, Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church, 7045 SW 83rd Place, Ocala. (854-4509 ext. 2)DIABETES LECTURE: "Prevention and Treatment" and lunch, 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Hawthorne Estates, 3211 SW 42nd St., Ocala. Free; RSVP by March 21. (237-7776 ext. 254)SPRING FLING: Carnival sponsored by Grace Point Church, 4-11 p.m. Thursday and Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday and noon-6 p.m. March 26, 6185 SE 140th St., Summerfield. Rides, food, vendors and more. Arm bands for unlimited rides $20; parking $5. (florida-kids-helping-kids.com)LINGUISTIC COURSE: Jena Hwang, Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition, “Parsing Our Way through Creative Language,” 1:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday, University Center of the College of Central Florida, 3001 SW College Road, Ocala. Addresses linguistic challenges for understanding and interpreting language. Free; registration required. (seniorlearners.org or 239-8780)FILM SERIES: After Dark in the Park series: "Finding Dory," 7:45 p.m. Friday, Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Complex, 1510 NW Fourth St., Ocala. Refreshments available; bring chairs or blankets. Free. (368-5517)KIDS THEATER CLASS: Ocala Civic Theatre Education Department “School’s Out” class, "DC vs. Marvel," 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Ocala Civic Theatre, 4337 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. $55. (236-2274)YARD SALE: Annual church event with furniture, clothing, books, collectibles and more, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday and Saturday, First Presbyterian Church, 511 SE Third St., Ocala. Refreshments available. (629-7561)INDOOR SALE: Large indoor yard sale featuring housewares, home decor, tools, toys and more, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon-3 p.m. March 26, St. Mark Greek Orthodox Church, 9926 SE 36th Ave., Belleview. Refreshments available. (245-0499)PRO RODEO: 24th annual Southeastern Pro Rodeo, 5:30 p.m., rodeo 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Southeastern Livestock Pavilion, 2200 NE Old Jacksonville Road, Ocala. Bronc riding, steer wrestling, bull riding and more. $18-$25. (401-5900)FPRA MEETING: Guest speaker Ryan Gerds, APR, CPRC, director of marketing communications, RTI Surgical, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, College of Central Florida Ewers Century Center, 3001 SW College Road, Ocala. Lunch provided. $20-$25; registration required. (fpraocala.org/event-registration)PILGRIM IMAGE: Lady of Fatima with her Immaculate Heart blessed by the Pope Pilgrimage, 6-8:30 p.m Friday, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday, Our Lady of the Springs Catholic Church, 4047 NE 21st St., Ocala. Multiple events over course of weekend. Free. (236-2230)AMERICAN CIVILIZATIONS: Examination of ancient civilizations of Central America and how they influenced the Inca, Maya and Aztec, 1:30-3:30 Fridays through April 21, University Center of College of Central Florida, 3001 SW College Road, Ocala. $25; registration required. (seniorlearners.org or 239-8780)FISH FRY: Lenten fish fry, 4-6 p.m. Friday, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 7525 U.S. 41, Dunnellon. $8-$10/adults $4-$6/children. (489-5954)CASINO NIGHT: Benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Marion County, First Congregational Church of Christ and Temple Beth Shalom, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 SW State Road 200, Ocala. Classic games: craps, roulette, blackjack and more. $50. (509-7124 or 304-0374)TRIVIA NIGHT: Altrusa trivia night and dinner benefiting student scholarships, Marion County Veterans, homeless children and more, 6 p.m. Saturday, Country Club of Ocala, 6823 SE 12th Circle, Ocala. Silent auction, raffle and cash bar. $35. (622-3133)WELCOME HOME: Marion County Veterans Services and Veterans Council National Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day, 11 a.m. Saturday, Ocala-Marion County Veterans Memorial Park, 2601 SE Fort King St., Ocala. (671-8422)GIVE-A-WAY: Clothing "Give-A-Way" sponsored by Sacred Fire Ministries, 10 a.m. Saturday, Iglesia De Dios, 11764 SE U.S. 301, Belleview. (sacredfireministires.com)RANGERS KICKBALL: City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department "Kickball with Park Rangers," noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Wyomina Park, 1000 NE 10th St., Ocala. Kids 4 to 15 encouraged to attend and play kickball with park rangers. Free. Light refreshments provided. (368-5517)COMEDY SHOW: Steve Miller, as heard on Sirius XM and seen on FOX, 8 p.m. Saturday, Bonkerz Comedy Club, 1701 SW 60th Ave., Ocala. $10. (bonkerzcomedy.com)AWARENESS EVENT: Making the Blind Visible Awareness Event: Celebrating the Blind and Visually Impaired Community, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Citizen's Circle, 110 SE Watula Ave., Ocala. Easter egg hunt, food trucks, kids zone, vendors and more. Free. (873-4700 or flblind.org)SECO MEETING: SECO's 79th annual meeting, 8 a.m. Saturday, 330 S. U.S. 301, Sumterville. Food, meeting, prizes and more. (793-3501)PET-A-PIT: Humane Society of Marion County event to open minds and end stereo types concerning Pitbulls, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Downtown Farmers Market, 403 SE Osceola Ave., Ocala. Free. (873-7387 ext. 204)  CALLIGRAPHY COURSE: The Ocala Calligraphy Guild will host a class in Koi Coloring Brushes Watercolorables with Joanne Fink, 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday. $75 for non-members; space limited. To register, contact ocalacalligraphy@yahoo.com for class location and registration form.PRAYER BREAKFAST: 9 a.m. Saturday, Saint Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 3861 SE Maricamp Road, Ocala. Free. (687-3016)YARD SALE: Saddle Oak Club annual event, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Saddle Oak Clubhouse, 5610 SW 60th St., Ocala. Food will be available. (237-2758)PLANETARIUM SHOW: The Discovery Center Planetarium Show as part of "Mission Aerospace," 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturdays, 701 NE Sanchez Ave., Ocala. $2 additional charge. (401-3900 or mydiscoverycenter.org) MUSICFOREST JAM: Musicians and singers of all levels welcome, acoustic only, 6 p.m. Thursday, Forest Community Center, 777 S. County Road 314A, Ocklawaha. (438-2840)JAM NIGHT: Musicians and singers, 7 p.m. Thursday, Orange Blossom Opry, 16439 SE 138th Terrace, Weirsdale. $9-$11. (821-1201 or www.obopry.com)GARY LEWIS: 60's Rock artist Gary Lewis and the Playboys, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Orange Blossom Opry, 16439 SE 138th Terrace, Weirsdale. $38-$44. (821-1201 or obopry.com)MIRANDA MADISON: Vintage songstress Miranda Madison, 6 p.m. Friday, Marion Oaks Auditorium, 294 Marion Oaks Lane, Ocala. Considered an educational journey through music's past. $15; bought in advance and includes appetizers and desserts. (438-2830)POPS CONCERT: The Landing Lites Pops Concert, 7 p.m. Saturday, Lifestyle Center, 8601 SW 65th Ave. Road, Ocala. Chorus singing 12 numbers of variety. $5. (873-7826)BRIAN FREE: Christian artist Brian Free and Assurance concert, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Christ's Church of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St., Ocala. Free. (861-6182)RICKY SKAGGS: Country and bluegrass performer Ricky Skaggs, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Orange Blossom Opry, 16439 SE 138th Terrace, Weirsdale. $40-$46. (821-1201 or obopry.com) THEATER"THE AFFECTIONS OF MAY": A witty and engaging romantic comedy about a newly single bed-and-breakfast owner and her potential suitors; through April 9, Ocala Civic Theatre, 4337 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala. Shows at 8 p.m. Wednesdays - Saturdays (excluding April 5 and 8) and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays (excluding March 18). $12-$25. (236-2274 or ocalacivictheatre.com)"FIREBIRD": Dance Alive National Ballet season closer, "Firebird" with Russian folk melodies with guest choreographer Brazilian Cristina Helena making the show exotic and brilliant, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Reilly Arts Center, 500 NE Ninth St., Ocala. $10-$35. (351-1606 or reillyartscenter.com) OCALA BURLESQUE: The Marion at Midnight fourth anniversary, 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Historic Marion Theatre in Downtown Ocala, 50 S. Magnolia Ave., Ocala. Burlesque, comedy, live music and more. $15 in advance $20 at door; 18 and above only. (ocalaburlesque.com) CLASSES AND MEETINGSGOOD VIBRATIONS CHORUS: 12:30 p.m. Monday, Ascension Lutheran Church, 5730 28th St., Ocala. (598-4392)OCALA TEA PARTY: 7 p.m. Monday, Marion Oaks Community Center, 294 Marion Oaks Lane, Ocala. (351-1824 or itsyourteapartyfl.com)BIG SUN: Barbershop Chorus, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Ocala West Methodist Church, 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala. (804-7464)VETERAN MINISTRY: Christian outreach for veterans by veterans offering counseling, Bible study and prayer meeting, 7 p.m. Monday, Ocala Ritz Veterans Village, 111 NE 12th Ave., Ocala. (685-1138 or shookpointman@aol.com)ZUMBA CLASS: 6 p.m. Monday, Silver Springs Shores Community / Youth Center, 590 Silver Road, Ocala. $3. (438-2810)DEPRESSION/BIPOLAR SUPPORT GROUP: Peer group, open to any adult, ages 17 and up who struggle with mood-related mental illness, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Christ Community Church, 37 Dogwood Road, Ocala. Free. (Sue 802-375-4156)T.O.P.S.: Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 5 p.m. Monday, Fort King Presbyterian Church, 13 NE 36th Ave., Ocala. (270-0032 and 697-0193)FREE HEALTH CLASS: Learn how to prevent or manage diabetes, 6 p.m. Monday, Hebron Evangelical Church, 125 Marion Oaks Trail, Ocala. (524-1647)SANTOS HISTORICAL COMMITTEE: 6:30 p.m. Monday, Community room, Santos Sheriff’s Station, 3260 SE 80th St., Ocala. (840-9985)OCALA BOAT CLUB: All boat owners and enthusiasts welcome, 6 p.m. Monday, 9570 NE 28th Lane, Silver Springs. (236-3227)OCALA MACINTOSH USERS: 3 p.m., Monday, the Discovery Center, 701 NE Sanchez Ave., Ocala. (ocalamug.org)HISTORICAL SOCIETY: Greater Dunnellon Historical Society at Historic Train Depot, 9 a.m. Tuesday, 12061 S. Williams St., Dunnellon. (229-1030 or BoomtownSam@gmail.com)COMMUNITY YOGA CLASS: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Salt Springs Civic Center, 25054 NE County Road 316, Salt Springs. Donations appreciated. (685-0807)OCALA HARMONY: Women’s barbershop chorus, noon Tuesday, College Park Church, 3140 SW 26th St., Ocala. (875-4811 or www.facebook.com/groups/ocalaharmony)TOASTMASTERS: Ocala Noon Toastmasters, noon Tuesday, The Ewers Center, College of Central Florida, 3001 SW College Road, Rm. 206, Ocala. (615-5898)T.O.P.S.: Take Off Pounds Sensibly for Tuesdays: 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Weigh-in 6 p.m. (236-3401 or 732-6947); and 6 p.m., Presbyterian Church at Marion Oaks, 279 Marion Oaks Manor, Ocala. (763-607-1055)MARTIAL ARTS: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Forest Community Center, 777 S. County Road 314A, Ocklawaha. (438-2840)CHAIR YOGA: Free class, 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dunnellon Public Library, 20351 Robinson Road, Dunnellon. (489-3761)NAR-ANON: 12-step support group for those with a loved one suffering from addiction, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Our Lady of the Springs Catholic Church, 4047 NE 21st St., Ocala. Newcomers 6:30 p.m.; NARATEEN, 8 p.m. Open to ages 12-17. (naranonfl.org)STRETCHING: Free class, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Forest Community Center, 777 S. County Road 314A, Ocklawaha. (438-2840)STITCHING: Therapeutic Stitching Group, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Stitch Niche, 20782 Walnut St., Dunnellon. (465-8000)BASKET WEAVING: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, First United Methodist Church, 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. (629-9657 or 817-2967)MODEL RAILROADS: Ocala Model Railroad Historical Preservation Society, 7 p.m. Tuesday, 1247 NE Third St., Ocala. (401-0747)ROTARY CLUB OF OCALA SOUTHWEST: 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, West Marion Community Hospital QuickCare Building, Room 240, 4600 SW 46th Court, Ocala. (ocalaswrotary@yahoo.com)HOPE FOR HURTING PARENTS: For parents whose adult children made bad choices. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Village View Church, 8585 Sunset Harbor Road, Summerfield. (307-7303)MUSTANG CLUB: North Central Florida Mustang Club, 6 p.m. Tuesday, location varies. (854-0023)FRIENDS OF THE BELLEVIEW LIBRARY: Refreshments, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Book Nook, 6007 SE Earp Road, Belleview. (facebook.com/belleview.booknook)OCALA 200 LIONS CLUB: Meeting, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Bank of the Ozarks, 8375 SW State Road 200, Ocala. (861-2730)SUPPORT GROUP: Mental health, 7 p.m. Tuesday, 717 SW Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Building 2, Ocala. (368-2405 or www.NAMIOcala.org)IAAP: International Association of Administrative Professionals, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Ocala Golf Club, 3130 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Networking 5:30 p.m. (259-8711)ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA CAREGIVER SUPPORT: 4 p.m. Tuesday, The Windsor of Ocala, 2650 SE 18th Ave., Ocala. (873-8000)ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA SUPPORT: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Brentwood, Fore Ranch, 4511 SW 48th Ave., Ocala. (304-6433)SUPPORT GROUP: Mental health, 18 and older, 7 p.m. Tuesday, United Way conference center, 1401 NE Second St., Ocala. (368-2405 or www.NAMIOcala.org)SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES: Support group for family members and caregivers of adults recovering from mental illness, 7 p.m. Tuesday, First United Methodist Church, rooms 29 and 30, 1126 E. Silver Spring Blvd., Ocala. (438-8365 or www.NAMIOcala.org)DANCE: Ballroom Dance, 7 p.m. Tuesday, American Armenian Cultural Society Hall, 8831 SE 58th Ave., Ocala. $8 USA Dance members; $10 non-members. (615-0362 or www.usadanceocala.com)L.I.F.T.: (Living Information for Today): Widows and widowers social group, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Citrus Hills Golf & Country Club, 505 E. Hartford St., Hernando. No dues. (527-2020 or www.hospiceofcitrus.org)BLUE KNIGHTS: Law Enforcement Officer Motorcycle Club, 7 p.m. Tuesday, FOP Lodge, 2641 N. Magnolia Ave., Ocala. (973-703-1165 or floridablueknightslll.com)PEACEFUL PASSING: A focus group, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Choir Room or First Congregational Church, 7171 SW State Road 200, Ocala. (368-9927 or deathcafeofocala@cox.net)DRAWING CLASS: Classes in drawing with graphite, charcoal or chalk, 5 p.m. Wednesday, Gallery East, 11761 SE US 441, Belleview. Bring your own sketchbook and erasers. (245-2781)BINGO: 7 p.m. Wednesday, doors open 5:30 p.m., tickets on sale 6:15 p.m., Marion Oaks Bingo, 294 Marion Oaks Lane, Ocala. $8 for two all-nighter packs and one special pack. (307-7353)BINGO: Tickets on sale at 11 a.m., early birds at noon Wednesday, Our Lady of the Springs Church, 4047 NE 21st St., Ocala. Refreshments available. Non-smoking. (789-6280)BNI PROFIT MAKERS: 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Country Club of Ocala, 6823 SE 12th Circle, Ocala. (209-1068)ZUMBA CLASS: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Silver Springs Shores Community / Youth Center, 590 Silver Rd., Ocala. $3. (438-2810)LINE DANCING: Beginner and intermediate for adults and teens, 5 p.m. Wednesday, Forest Community Center, 777 S. County Road 314A, Ocklawaha. (438-2840)OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: Twelve-step program of recovery for compulsive eaters, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, First United Methodist Church, 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Parlor entrance, Ocala. (237-5923)ART CLUB: For adults, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Forest Community Center, 777 S. County Road 314A, Ocklawaha. (438-2840)KIDS ART: For ages 6-16, 4 p.m. Wednesday, Forest Community Center, 777 S. County Road 314A, Ocklawaha. $1. (438-2840)OCALA FORT KING LIONS CLUB: 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Silver Springs Restaurant, 5300 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Silver Springs. (843-6215)SELECT BUSINESS ASSOCIATES: Noon Wednesday, The Mojo Grill, 2015 SW 17th St., Ocala. (843-6215)ESL CLASSES: Free English as a second language class, 6 p.m. Wednesday, College Road Baptist Church, 5010 SW State Road 200, Ocala, childcare, children’s and teen’s programs, Spanish and English Bible study and assistance applying for citizenship. (237-5741); also, 6 p.m. Wednesday, First Baptist Church of Ocala, room 202/204, 2801 SE Maricamp Road, Ocala, beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. (629-5683)CURRENT EVENTS: Discussion group, 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Silver Springs Shores Presbyterian Church, 674 Silver Road, Silver Springs. (687-4188)OCALA DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, Ocala Elks Lodge, 702 NE 25th Ave., Ocala. RSVP requested. (622-6485)DRAWING & PAINTING CLASS: 12:30p.m. Thursday, Hobby Lobby classroom, 2400 SW College Road, Ocala. Class taught by experienced artist and instructor. $14 per hour. (528-0169)AL-ANON: Twelve-step support group for those affected by another's drinking, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, First United Methodist Church, 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Room 21, Ocala. Newcomers welcome. (al-anon.org)T.O.P.S.: Take Off Pounds Sensibly for Thursday: 9 a.m., Spring Lake Village, 2450 NE 146th Terrace, Silver Springs. (625-3358); 10 a.m., Ocklawaha United Methodist Church, 13335 SE 123rd St., Ocklawaha. (347-2841); 10 a.m., Grace Baptist Church, 10835 SE 70th Ave., Belleview. (245-9593); 7 p.m., Belleview Christian Church, 7149 SE County Road 25A, Belleview. (245-2603); and 4:30 p.m., Dunnellon Women’s Club, 11756 Cedar St., Dunnellon. (763-602-1055)QUILT CLUB: Pine Needles, 10 a.m. Thursday, Forest Community Center, 777 S. County Road 314A, Ocklawaha. (438-2840)OCALA CHESS CLUB: 5 p.m. Thursday, Headquarters-Ocala Public Library, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. (812-4221)LIONS: Ocala Lions Club, noon Thursday, Ocala Golf Club, E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. (854-6715 or ahall014@embarqmail.com)KIWANIS: Silver Springs Shores Kiwanis Club, noon Thursday, Silver Springs Shores Presbyterian Church, 674 Silver Road, Ocala. (687-1119 or www.silverspringsshoreskiwanis.org)BINGO: Doors open 4 p.m., games 6 p.m. Thursday, American Legion Post 58, 10730 US 41, Dunnellon. $6. (489-4453)SUPPORT GROUP: Sexual Assault Survivors Support Group, 10 a.m. Thursday, Ocala Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Center. Call for location. (622-8495)THREAD THERAPY: Free gathering for needlecrafters, 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Headquarters-Ocala Public Library, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. (351-6110 or www.YardsNYarn.com)QUILTERS: Scrappy Angel Quilters, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Memorial Baptist Church, 3693 SE 95th St., Ocala. (671-6466 or Beverly.brown@hiers-baxley.net)ROTARY: Ocala Silver Springs Rotary, noon Thursday, Knights of Columbus, 1510 SW Third Ave., Ocala. (207-1247)LADY DEMOCRATS: Democratic Ladies Club of Marion County, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Democratic Executive Offices, 601 SW First Ave., Ocala. (229-0629 or 402-9494)CF YOUNG SINGERS: Choir open to ages 8-12, performs twice yearly, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dassance Fine Arts Center at CF, 3001 SW College Road, Ocala. $25 dues. (854-2322 ext. 1419)COPD: Ocala Airheads, 2 p.m. Thursday, West Marion Medical Plaza, 4600 SW 46th Court, Bldg. 200, Ocala (433-7353)FUN FRIDAY: For ages 6-12, 5 p.m. Friday, Forest Community Center, 777 S. County Road 314A, Ocklawaha. (438-2840)BINGO: On sale 4:45 p.m., play begins 5:45 p.m. Friday, Our Lady of the Springs Church, 4047 NE 21st St., Ocala. Refreshments available. Non-smoking. (789-6280)CHAIR YOGA: 9:30 a.m. Friday, Senior Wellness Community Center, 9850 SW 84th Court, Ocala. $8 per class or $25 for four-classes. (237-2094)T.O.P.S.: Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 9 a.m. Friday, Joy Lutheran Church, 7045 SW 83rd Place, Ocala. (854-0660)TAP DANCING: For seniors who love to tap dance, 10 a.m. Friday, 8th Avenue Senior Center, 830 NE Eighth Ave., Ocala. (Joyce 854-2344)QUILT GROUP: Belleview Busy Bees, 9 a.m. Friday, Cherokee Park, 5641 SE 113th Place, Belleview. (873-3639)THREAD THERAPY: Free gathering for needlecrafters, noon Saturday, Chelsea Coffee, 3217 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. (351-6110)SINGLES DANCE: Ocala Singles Club, 7 p.m. Saturday, Ocala Scottish Rite, 3632 NE Seventh St., Ocala. $10. Refreshments provided. (239-0261 or OcalaSinglesClub2016@gmail.com)FARMSTEAD WEEKEND: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Crones’ Cradle Conserve, 6411 NE 217th Place, Citra; visit and tour a working vegetable and herb farm; no pets or tobacco; Free. (595-3377, cronescradleconserve.org or www.facebook.com/pages/Crones-Cradle-Conserve-Foundation)JACKED UP FOR A CAUSE: 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Beef O’Brady’s, 11100 SW 93rd Court Road, Suite 12, Ocala. Bring tissues, nonperishable food, paper towels, Clorox wipes to benefit the Skill Day Center in Ocala. (465-7473 or jackedupforacause.com)AFRICAN VIOLET CLUB OF OCALA: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Brian Litz Sheriff’s Substation, 9048 SW State Road 200, Ocala. (351-3639 or africanvioletclubofocala.org)

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