TODAY

U.N.I.T.Y. Group Services, Inc.’s Clothing Closet: Anyone in need of free clothing can make an appointment, U.N.I.T.Y. Group Services, Inc.’s Clothing Closet, 7 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Suite 102, Ocala. Call 1-800-910-3574 or email unitygroupservices@gmail.com. Donations welcome; may qualify for tax credit.

LifeSouth bloodmobile: Call 622-3544.

• Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., 5 SE 17th St., Ocala

• Countryside Presbyterian Church, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 7768 SW State Road 200, Ocala

• Ollie's Bargain Outlet, 2-5:30 p.m., 3101 SW 34th Ave., Ocala

Farmstead Weekend: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Crones Cradle Conserve, 6411 NE 217th Place, Citra. Call 595-3377 or visit cronescradleconserve.org. Tour a working vegetable and herb farm. No pets or tobacco.

Tai chi: 11 a.m., 20 W. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. $10. Call 307-6488.

Yoga: Noon, Power Yoga Ocala, 3315 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Visit poweryogaocala.com or call 361-3619.

“Bandits and Heroes, Poets and Saints” exhibit: Noon-5 p.m., Appleton Museum of Art, 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. $4-$8. Call 291-4455. Popular art of the northeast of Brazil; sculptures, prints, religious artifacts and more.

Second Sunday Garden Tour: 1 p.m., Silver Springs State Park, 5656 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Silver Springs. Call 236-7156.

Ostomy support group: 2 p.m., Sheriff’s Substation South, 3260 SE 80th St., Ocala. Free. Call 854-1980.

Second Sunday Film: 2 p.m., Appleton Auditorium, 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Free for members; included in museum admission. Call 291-4455. “Vincent and Theo.”

Will McLean Foundation's Sunday Sampler Concert Series: Still Friends: 2 p.m., Historic Dunnellon Depot, 12061 S. Williams St., Dunnellon. $10 donation. Visit willmclean.com. Acoustic music drawing from folk, rock, bluegrass, jazz and soul music.

16th annual Pastors' Appreciation for Pastor Robert Greene: 4 p.m., Greater New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 612 NW Fourth Place, Ocala. Free. Call 875-5150. Pastor Tanya Hanks leading celebration; theme: "Who Do YOU Say That I Am?" from Matthew 16:13-18.

Love Not Fear Informational Picket: 5-7 p.m., Central Baptist Church, 1714 SE 36th Ave., Ocala. Ocalans Against Hate peaceful protest against Randy Osborne and his "Reading, Writing and Islam - Are Your Children Being Indoctrinated Into Islam?" talk.

Education Forum: 6 p.m., registration at 5:30 p.m., Second Bethlehem Theological Seminary, 1105 NW Fourth St., Ocala. Call 757-646-1710. NAACP, in collaboration with Marion County Public Schools; will discuss new policies in Marion County Public Schools; Dr. Maier Directors of various MCPS departments will lead forum.

Sunday Night Dance: 6-9:30 p.m., Recreation Plantation, 609 County Road 466, Lady Lake. $10; snacks, water and soda; BYOB. Call 552-6136. Singles and couples.

 

ONGOING

"Forever Plaid": 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. through Aug. 31 (no performance on Aug. 15) and Sept. 1 and 2, Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center, 1051 Main Street, The Villages. $33. Call 753-3229. In the 1960s, four singers, known as The Plaids, meet their end on the way to their first big gig. In 2017, this comedic group gets the chance to perform the show from the afterlife.

"Songs For A New World": 7 p.m. through Aug. 29, Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol, 806 San Marino Drive, Lady Lake. $20. Call 751-7799. Can you find the courage to take a leap of faith? Performed minimalistically by a cast of two men and two women on a bare stage, this remarkable song cycle examines the challenges, rewards, and knowledge we obtain and endure when pursuing our dreams in a new world of possibility.

“Bandits and Heroes, Poets and Saints” exhibit: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays through today, Appleton Museum of Art, 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. $4-$8. Call 291-4455. Popular art of the northeast of Brazil; sculptures, prints, religious artifacts and more.

Temporary Road Closure: Southwest 66th Street between intersections of Southwest State Road 200 and Southwest 27th Avenue during daylight hours, through Aug. 16. Call 732-1338. For scheduled maintenance of roadway pipes and swales; access to local residences maintained; necessary barricades and signage around work zone in place.

Aquatic Plant Control on Lake Rousseau: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Aug. 7-18. Call 726-8622. Part of Withlacoochee River and of Citrus, Levy and Marion Counties; invasive hydrilla treated only in boat trails; water lettuce and water hyacinth treated throughout lake; no restrictions on aquatic recreational activities; seven-day restriction on using water from treated areas for drinking or animal consumption.

Helping Families: Through Saturday, Pay It Forward Outreach, 2203 SE 28th Place, Ocala. Call 620-8545 or visit payitforwardoutreach,com. Is currently helping three families with furniture, linens, appliance and other household items need; families selected through Clay Electric's "Operation Round Up" program.

Temporary Lane Closures: Along Southwest 202nd Terrace and Southwest 83rd Place in Rainbow’s End Estates, including intersection, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, through Aug. 29. Call 671-8686. Scheduled maintenance of roadway pipes and swales; necessary barricades and signage around the work zone; weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances may affect work schedules.

Blood Donations: In August, all blood donors will receive a OneBlood Tervis tumbler as a thank you. Potential donors must be 16 or older, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health; photo ID will be required to donate. Call 1-888-936-6283 or visit oneblood.org/locations.

Food Drive for Interfaith: Through August, Kindred Hospice Ocala, 1320 SE 25th Loop, Suite 101, Ocala. Call 622-9331 or visit kindredhealthcare.com/our-services/hospice. Distributing food collection bags and gathering donations for Interfaith Emergency Services Food Bank as part of Kindred's 13th annual Food Drive.

Ocala's Backyard Gallery: Through Aug.31, Brick City Center for the Arts, 23 SW Broadway St., downtown Ocala. Free. Call 369-1500. Local art exhibit featuring works of what artists interpret to be their backyard; varieties of artistic mediums showcased.

Florida Museum of Natural History: 3215 Hull Road, Gainesville, free admission to all fee-based exhibits for active duty military personnel and their families (up to five people) as part of the Blue Star Museums Initiative through Labor Day (Sept. 4). Visit floridamuseum.ufl.edu.

“Coveted Delights” exhibit: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and noon-5 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 15, Appleton Museum of Art, 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. $4-$8. Call 291-4455. Qing Dynasty snuff bottles from the permanent collection.

Sculpture Walk/Scavenger Hunt: Through Sept. 17, sunrise to sunset, Tuscawilla Park, 500 NE Sanchez Ave., Ocala. Free. Enjoy the sculptures and complete the sculpture hunt brochure to receive complimentary admission to the Appleton Museum. Download brochure at www.ocalafl.org/outdoorsculpture.