One Ocala, One America events, coordinated by the City of Ocala’s Racial Harmony and Cultural Awareness Task Force, include:
+ Variety show: Musicians, Native American dancers, storytellers and more, 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Reilly Arts Center, 500 NE Ninth St., Ocala. (292-6477)
+ Kids Involved in Diversity Social: Music, dance, crafts, family activities and more, 6 p.m. Thursday, E.D. Croskey Center, 1510 NW Fourth St., Ocala. (401-3920)
+ Family movie night: "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," free popcorn and drinks, 7 p.m. Friday, Citizens' Circle, 151 SE Osceola Ave., Ocala. (368-5517)
+ Ocala Cultural Festival: Showcase of international foods, taiko drumming, music, crafts, games and more, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Citizens' Circle, 151 SE Osceola Ave., Ocala. (368-5517)
All events are free to attend.
The sixth annual Wreaths of Hope silent auction to benefit the Ocala Shrine Club will be held 6:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Bridge of Ocala, 2800 SW 41st St., Ocala. Wreath donations are currently being sought from individuals, organizations and businesses. For more information, call 873-2036.
The Reilly Arts Center, Pi on Broadway and Infinite Ale Works will host Oktoberfest 2016 from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Tuscawilla Park, 500 NE Sanchez Ave., Ocala, with bands, beer gardens, German cuisine, polka and more. Free, family friendly. For more information, visit reillyartscenter.com/oktoberfest.
Meet the author
Craig Pittman, a Tampa Bay Times reporter and author of "Oh, Florida!," will hold a meet-and-greet at 2 p.m. Sunday at Headquarters-Ocala Public Library, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Free, with refreshments. To learn more, call 671-8551.
Ocala Fire Rescue unveil a new tower truck at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Fire Station No. 1, 235 NE Watula Ave., Ocala, which will include a traditional "push-in" ceremony. Open to the public. To learn more, call 629-8306.
The GFWC Woman's Club will meet at 11:45 a.m. Oct. 11 at the Ocala Elks Club, 702 NE 25th Ave., Ocala. Gail Cross of the League of Women Voters will discuss four amendments on the November ballot. The meeting will include lunch. For more information, call 347-3975.
The Ocala Elks Club Car Show, open to all makes and models, will run 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 15 at the lodge, 702 NE 25th Ave., Ocala. Barbecue pork dinners, $10. Registration includes dinner. Awards for best paint, engine, interior and more. Car registration $20 in advance, $25 day-of. Call 877-3245 or 351-5327.