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EVENTSHITS 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)GALACTIC GLOW: Galactic Glow Night, part of "Mission Areospace: History of Flight" exhibit, 5-9 p.m. Friday, Discovery Center, 701 NE Sanchez Ave., Ocala. Navigate a maze with glow sticks, glowing rocket fuel and more. $3-$5. (401-3900 or mydicoverycenter.org)FILM SERIES: After Dark in the Park series: "Secret Life of Pets," 7:45 p.m. Friday, Jervey Gantt Recreation Complex, 2200 SE 36th Ave., Ocala. Refreshments available; bring chairs or blankets. Free. (368-5517)SPRING CLASSIC: Southern Baroque Association Spring Classic equestrian show, 9 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Grand Oaks Resort and Museum, 3000 Marion County Road, Weirsdale. Equestrian events, food, vendors and more. Free. (750-5500 or grandoaksresort.com)FOOD AND MUSIC: Inaugural Ocala Grill Fest Food and Music Festival, "Grill Meets Jerk: Country Meets Reggae," benefiting the Rock River Foundation, noon-10 p.m. Saturday, Florida Horse Park, 11008 S. County Road 475, Ocala. Food, music, kids activities and more. $5-$35. (653-8295)COMEDY SHOW: Linda Belt from the Boston Comedy Festival, 8 p.m. Saturday, Bonkerz Comedy Club, 1701 SW 60th Ave., Ocala. $10. (bonkerzcomedy.com)BAD AXES: Meet and greet event for the Bad Axes of Fort King Axe Throwing Club, 5 p.m. Saturday, Fort King National Historic Landmark, 3925 E. Fort King St., Ocala. 18 and older. Free. (368-5517)LITERARY FESTIVAL: Inaugural Superintendent's Literacy Festival, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Ocala Downtown Square. Vendors, free children's books, door prizes, story times and more. Free. (671-7555)BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: See "Beauty and the Beast" and photo op. with Belle, 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Marion Theatre, 50 S. Magnolia Ave., Ocala. Movie tickets required for photos. (629-6300)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)INTERFAITH FUNDRAISER: St. Patrick's Day Can Drive Fundraiser for InterFaith, 11 a.m. Saturday - 12 a.m. Sunday, Cup O' the Irish, 3133 SE Maricamp Road, Ocala. Variety of live music performers, Irish food and drinks. Percentage off bill with 10 plus can donation. (425-7617)"SHREK" AUDITIONS: Open auditions for "Shrek The Musical," a Tony-winning stage musical adapted from the Academy Award-winning animated film, 6 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. Monday, Ocala Civic Theatre, 4337 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Nine principle/supporting roles and a large ensemble; three roles for children. (236-2274)GOLF PROGRAM: Daniel J. Jones, "The Highlands Hotel and Early Golfing in Ocala," lecture, 2 p.m. Sunday, 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)EDUCATION 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) 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)THE TALLEYS: Christian Gospel group, the Talleys, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Christ's Church of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St., Ocala. Free. (861-6182 or ccmc.org)TRIBUTE CONCERT: Tribute concert for John Denver, performed by Ted Vigil, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Reilly Arts Center, 500 NE 9th St., Ocala. $15-$30. (351-1606 or reillyartscenter.com)HONKY TONKIN OPRY: The Church at Triple Cross Ranch Honky Tonkin Opry, 7 p.m. Friday, 20736 NW 100th Ave. Road, Shiloh in Northwest Marion County. Event hosted by Norm Edwards and the Jayc Harold Band. Performances by Dwayne Williams and local talent. $10. Concessions available. (863-899-7411)WEAVER BELIEVERS: First Christian Church host the Weaver Believers, 2 p.m. Saturday, 1908 SE Fort King St., Ocala. Family gospel group. Free. (867-7202)MUSIC PROGRAM: Pianist Robert Cubbage with classical and jazz selection, 3 p.m. Sunday, Dunnellon Presbyterian Church, 20641 Chestnut St. Free. (489-2682) THEATER"THE AFFECTIONS OF MAY": A witty and engaging romantic comedy about a newly single bed-and-breakfast owner and her potential suitors; Thursday - 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)"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, 7 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday, Dunnellon Historic Train Depot, 12061 S. Williams St., Dunnellon. $15; purchased in advance. (863-529-8104 or 321-432-7762) EXHIBITSMATHESON EXHIBIT: "River of Dreams: the St. Johns and Its Springs," 11 a.m.-4 p.m. until June 24, 513 E. University Ave., Gainesville. Free. (378-2280)OCALA DISCOVERY CENTER: Hands-on "Mission Aerospace: History of Flight" exhibit until May 4; 701 NE Sanchez Ave., Ocala. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. (401-3900 or mydiscoverycenter.org)ALL ABOUT ART: 5162 SE Abshier Blvd., Belleview. Hours: 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. (307-9774)APPLETON MUSEUM OF ART: 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. $4-$8. "Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray," photographs, runs through April 2. "Diversity in Cultures Through African Insights," woodblock, linocut and textile patterns, runs through April 2. "Hallowed Absurdities: Work by Theodore Wardell,” through May 7. ArtSPACE for community art open during normal hours and included in admission. (291-4455 or www.appletonmuseum.org)SILVER RIVER MUSEUM AND ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION CENTER: 1445 NE 58th Ave., Ocala. Museum hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Exhibits feature Indian artifacts, fossils and historic memorabilia. (236-5401 or www.silverrivermuseum.com)BRICK CITY CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 23 SW Broadway St., Ocala. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. "Three Loose Women: Unleashed Talent in Painting" through March 31; exhibit showcases work by Carol Basso, Linda Linham and Esta Mann. (369-1500)CF'S WEBBER CENTER GALLERY: 3001 SW College Road, Ocala. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. (854-2322, ext. 1664)FAFO GALLERY: Marion County Literacy Council building, 120 SW Fifth St., Ocala. Hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Work of Fine Arts For Ocala members on display. (867-0355 or www.fafo.org)GALLERY EAST: Regular hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday. (245-2781 or galleryeastfl.org)GALLERY UNDER THE OAKS: 207 NE Cholokka Blvd., Micanopy. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Features original works by local artists, potters and crafters. (466-9229)GATEWAY BANK GALLERY: Western art by Laura Lakey, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 1632 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. (480-800-9992)HERSHBERGER & HUFF STUDIOS: 1735 NE Jacksonville Road, Ocala. Hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Fine art gallery, workshops and weekly classes with Carlynne Hershberger and Kelli Money Huff. (362-8313 or 208-3877)MARION COUNTY MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY: 307 SE 26th Terrace, Ocala. Hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Closed Wednesdays, except for special events. $3 suggested donation; free for ages 13 and younger. Exhibits feature 12,000 years of local human habitation with artifacts and historical memorabilia. (236-5245)THE RAINBOW SPRINGS ARTIST COOPERATIVE (THE CO-OP): Hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday, 20804 W. Pennsylvania, Dunnellon. (445-8547 or rainbowspringsart.com)

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