Community and calendar briefs for april 14 _ ocala. com

This month’s Honky Tonkin Opry will include special guests Mike Manuel and Gene Higgins, in the event hosted by Norm Edwards and the Jayc Harold Band. The event will begin at 7 p. m. Friday at the Triple Cross Ranch, NE 100th Ave. Road, Shiloh (northwest Marion County.
The cost is $10. For more information, call 615-491-8253.
Free shaved ice to “chill out” over taxes
Kona Ice will offer free shaved ice to citizens to “chill out on Tax Day” from noon to 2 p. m. Monday at the Ocala downtown square. The event is open to the public for “no taxation without relaxation.”
For more information, call 804-5662 or email ocala@kona-ice. com.
Register by Wednesday for free swim lessons
The Frank DeLuca YMCA Family Center will offer free swim instruction to children ages 4 to 11 in the “Safety Around Water” program, which will take place 5 to 8 p. m. April 25-28 at 3200 SW 17 St., Ocala. The deadline for registration is Wednesday.
Swim lessons will be led by certified instructors who will teach basic stroke development, personal safety and critical water survival skills. To register, visit the YMCA or call 368-9622.
Charlotte’s Web performance
Saints on Stage and Saint John Lutheran School will present EB White’s “Charlotte’s Web” at 7 p. m. April 21-23, and also 2 p. m. April 23, at the school, 1915 Lake Weir Blvd., Ocala. The role of Fern will be played by Blaine Baxley.
Seating is limited and tickets must be purchased in advance: $8 adults, $5 children and seniors. To reserve seats or learn more, call 622-7275.
Documentary screening for Earth Day
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Marion County will screen the “Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret” in honor of Earth Day at 7 p. m. April 22 at 7280 SE 135th St., Summerfield. The documentary was produced by Leonardo DiCaprio and focuses on a destructive source of pollution. The film will be followed by a discussion.
This event is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring snacks to share. For more information, call 245-7944.
Boy Scouts to host recruiting event
Scout Expo 2016 will be presented by the North Florida Council of the Boy Scouts of America from 10 a. m. to 3 p. m. April 23 at Market Street at Heath Brook, 4414 SW College Road, Ocala.
The free event will showcase activities and programs for boys 7-21. Displays will include camping, fishing, mountain bikes and more.
For more information,, visit scouting. org.
CALENDAR ITEMS
TODAY (THURSDAY)
BRIDLES, BIRDIES AND BBQ: Combining equestrian riding, local celebrities and golf into one fundraiser, cocktail hour and barbecue, proceeds benefit the Greater Tee of Ocala youth program, 5:30 p. m., Florida Horse Park, 11008 County Road 475, Ocala. (thegreaterteeofocala. org)
FOREST JAM: Gary White hosts musicians and singers of all levels, 6-8:30 p. m., Forest Community Center, 777 S. County Road 314A, Ocklawaha. (438-2840)
JAM NIGHT: Musicians and singers, 7 p. m., Orange Blossom Opry, 16439 SE 138th Terrace, Weirsdale. $9-$11. (821-1201 or www. obopry. com)
CLASS: “Sometimers vs. Dementia” presented by Senior Learners, Inc., 1-3 p. m., University Center, College of Central Florida, 3001 SW College Road, Ocala. $5. (239-8780)
THE GOLDEN TROUPERS: Free community performance, sponsored by AARP Chapter 1662, 1 p. m., Silver Springs Shores Community Center, 550 Silver Road, Ocala. (292-3776)
HELP CENTER FOR E-BOOKS AND DIGITAL AUDIO: Bring your devices, 10 a. m.-noon, Dunnellon Public Library, 20351 Robinson Road, Dunnellon. (438-2520)
COMPREHENSIVE COMPUTER ASSISTANCE: Noon-2 p. m., Freedom Public Library, 5870 SW 95th St., Ocala. (438-2570)
ZUMBA CLASS: 6-7 p. m., Silver Springs Shores Community / Youth Center, 590 Silver Road, Ocala. $3. (438-2810)
326 COMMUNITY MARKET: Farmers market, 2-6 p. m., 1860 W. County Road 326, Ocala. (216-4524)
DRAWING & PAINTING CLASS: 12:30-2:30 p. m., 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., First United Methodist Church, 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Room 21, Ocala. (al-anon. org)
T. O.P. S.: Take Off Pounds Sensibly: 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); 5 p. m., Dunnellon Women’s Club, 11756 Cedar St., Dunnellon. (763-607-1055); 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.-2:30 p. m., Forest Community Center, 777 S. County Road 314A, Ocklawaha. (438-2840)
OCALA CHESS CLUB: 5-8 p. m., Headquarters-Ocala Public Library, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. (812-4221)
LIONS: Ocala Lions Club, noon, Elks Lodge, 702 NE 25th Ave., Ocala. (ahall014@embarqmail. com)
KIWANIS: Silver Springs Shores Kiwanis Club, noon, 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., American Legion Post 58, 10730 US 41, Dunnellon. $6. (489-4453)
OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: Twelve-step program of recovery for compulsive eaters, 6 p. m., First United Methodist Church, 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Room 17l, Ocala. (425-2339)
SUPPORT GROUP: Sexual Assault Survivors Support Group, 10 a. m., Ocala Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Center. Call for location. (622-8495)
THREAD THERAPY: Free gathering for needlecrafters, 3-5 p. m., Headquarters-Ocala Public Library, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. (351-6110 or www. YardsNYarn. com)
QUILTERS: Scrappy Angel Quilters, 9:30 a. m.-noon, Memorial Baptist Church, 3693 SE 95th St., Ocala. (671-6466 or Beverly. brown@hiers-baxley. net)
ROTARY: Ocala Silver Springs Rotary, noon-1 p. m., St. Marks United Methodist Church, 1839 NE Eighth Road, Ocala. (207-1247)
LADY DEMOCRATS: Democratic Ladies Club of Marion County, 6:30 p. m., 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., Dassance Fine Arts Center at CF, 3001 SW College Road, Ocala. $25 dues. (854-2322 ext. 1419)
WOMAN’S CLUB OF DUNNELLON: Noon, Club House, 11756 Cedar St., Dunnellon. (547-4273)
STUDY GROUP: Ocala Theosophical Study Group, 3-5 p. m., College of Central Florida University Center, 3001 SW College Road, Ocala. (jbrown203@cox. net)
MULTIPLE DAYS
“ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST”: Presented by West Port High School’s Black Box Theatre, opens tonight, 7 p. m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p. m. Sundays, through April 24, West Port High School, 3733 SW 80th Ave., Ocala. $6-$8. (seatyourself. biz/wphs)

Honky Tonkin Opry is Friday

This month’s Honky Tonkin Opry will include special guests Mike Manuel and Gene Higgins, in the event hosted by Norm Edwards and the Jayc Harold Band. The event will begin at 7 p. m. Friday at the Triple Cross Ranch, NE 100th Ave. Road, Shiloh (northwest Marion County.

The cost is $10. For more information, call 615-491-8253.

Free shaved ice to “chill out” over taxes

Kona Ice will offer free shaved ice to citizens to “chill out on Tax Day” from noon to 2 p. m. Monday at the Ocala downtown square. The event is open to the public for “no taxation without relaxation.”

For more information, call 804-5662 or email ocala@kona-ice. com.

Register by Wednesday for free swim lessons

The Frank DeLuca YMCA Family Center will offer free swim instruction to children ages 4 to 11 in the “Safety Around Water” program, which will take place 5 to 8 p. m. April 25-28 at 3200 SW 17 St., Ocala. The deadline for registration is Wednesday.

Swim lessons will be led by certified instructors who will teach basic stroke development, personal safety and critical water survival skills. To register, visit the YMCA or call 368-9622.

Charlotte’s Web performance

Saints on Stage and Saint John Lutheran School will present EB White’s “Charlotte’s Web” at 7 p. m. April 21-23, and also 2 p. m. April 23, at the school, 1915 Lake Weir Blvd., Ocala. The role of Fern will be played by Blaine Baxley.

Seating is limited and tickets must be purchased in advance: $8 adults, $5 children and seniors. To reserve seats or learn more, call 622-7275.

Documentary screening for Earth Day

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Marion County will screen the “Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret” in honor of Earth Day at 7 p. m. April 22 at 7280 SE 135th St., Summerfield. The documentary was produced by Leonardo DiCaprio and focuses on a destructive source of pollution. The film will be followed by a discussion.

This event is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring snacks to share. For more information, call 245-7944.

Boy Scouts to host recruiting event

Scout Expo 2016 will be presented by the North Florida Council of the Boy Scouts of America from 10 a. m. to 3 p. m. April 23 at Market Street at Heath Brook, 4414 SW College Road, Ocala.

The free event will showcase activities and programs for boys 7-21. Displays will include camping, fishing, mountain bikes and more.

For more information,, visit scouting. org.

CALENDAR ITEMS

TODAY (THURSDAY)

BRIDLES, BIRDIES AND BBQ: Combining equestrian riding, local celebrities and golf into one fundraiser, cocktail hour and barbecue, proceeds benefit the Greater Tee of Ocala youth program, 5:30 p. m., Florida Horse Park, 11008 County Road 475, Ocala. (thegreaterteeofocala. org)

FOREST JAM: Gary White hosts musicians and singers of all levels, 6-8:30 p. m., Forest Community Center, 777 S. County Road 314A, Ocklawaha. (438-2840)

JAM NIGHT: Musicians and singers, 7 p. m., Orange Blossom Opry, 16439 SE 138th Terrace, Weirsdale. $9-$11. (821-1201 or www. obopry. com)

CLASS: “Sometimers vs. Dementia” presented by Senior Learners, Inc., 1-3 p. m., University Center, College of Central Florida, 3001 SW College Road, Ocala. $5. (239-8780)

THE GOLDEN TROUPERS: Free community performance, sponsored by AARP Chapter 1662, 1 p. m., Silver Springs Shores Community Center, 550 Silver Road, Ocala. (292-3776)

HELP CENTER FOR E-BOOKS AND DIGITAL AUDIO: Bring your devices, 10 a. m.-noon, Dunnellon Public Library, 20351 Robinson Road, Dunnellon. (438-2520)

COMPREHENSIVE COMPUTER ASSISTANCE: Noon-2 p. m., Freedom Public Library, 5870 SW 95th St., Ocala. (438-2570)

ZUMBA CLASS: 6-7 p. m., Silver Springs Shores Community / Youth Center, 590 Silver Road, Ocala. $3. (438-2810)

326 COMMUNITY MARKET: Farmers market, 2-6 p. m., 1860 W. County Road 326, Ocala. (216-4524)

DRAWING & PAINTING CLASS: 12:30-2:30 p. m., 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., First United Methodist Church, 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Room 21, Ocala. (al-anon. org)

T. O.P. S.: Take Off Pounds Sensibly: 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); 5 p. m., Dunnellon Women’s Club, 11756 Cedar St., Dunnellon. (763-607-1055); 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.-2:30 p. m., Forest Community Center, 777 S. County Road 314A, Ocklawaha. (438-2840)

OCALA CHESS CLUB: 5-8 p. m., Headquarters-Ocala Public Library, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. (812-4221)

LIONS: Ocala Lions Club, noon, Elks Lodge, 702 NE 25th Ave., Ocala. (ahall014@embarqmail. com)

KIWANIS: Silver Springs Shores Kiwanis Club, noon, 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., American Legion Post 58, 10730 US 41, Dunnellon. $6. (489-4453)

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: Twelve-step program of recovery for compulsive eaters, 6 p. m., First United Methodist Church, 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Room 17l, Ocala. (425-2339)

SUPPORT GROUP: Sexual Assault Survivors Support Group, 10 a. m., Ocala Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Center. Call for location. (622-8495)

THREAD THERAPY: Free gathering for needlecrafters, 3-5 p. m., Headquarters-Ocala Public Library, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. (351-6110 or www. YardsNYarn. com)

QUILTERS: Scrappy Angel Quilters, 9:30 a. m.-noon, Memorial Baptist Church, 3693 SE 95th St., Ocala. (671-6466 or Beverly. brown@hiers-baxley. net)

ROTARY: Ocala Silver Springs Rotary, noon-1 p. m., St. Marks United Methodist Church, 1839 NE Eighth Road, Ocala. (207-1247)

LADY DEMOCRATS: Democratic Ladies Club of Marion County, 6:30 p. m., 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., Dassance Fine Arts Center at CF, 3001 SW College Road, Ocala. $25 dues. (854-2322 ext. 1419)

WOMAN’S CLUB OF DUNNELLON: Noon, Club House, 11756 Cedar St., Dunnellon. (547-4273)

STUDY GROUP: Ocala Theosophical Study Group, 3-5 p. m., College of Central Florida University Center, 3001 SW College Road, Ocala. (jbrown203@cox. net)

MULTIPLE DAYS

“ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST”: Presented by West Port High School’s Black Box Theatre, opens tonight, 7 p. m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p. m. Sundays, through April 24, West Port High School, 3733 SW 80th Ave., Ocala. $6-$8. (seatyourself. biz/wphs)

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