TODAY

Friday Talks: Ocala/Marion County Chamber and Economic Partnership, 8:30 a.m., Hampton Center, College of Central Florida, 1501 W. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. RSVP required. Email danielle@ocalacep.com. Speaker: Karla Grimsley, CEO of Interfaith Emergency Services; topic: impact of poverty on Marion County businesses and residents.

Marion Oaks Recreation and Fitness Center: Walk to the Hits!, 8:30 a.m.; cardio strength and balance class, 11 a.m.; Fit Kids, 4:30 p.m.; and Walk It Off In 30 Days, 5:30 p.m.; 294 Marion Oaks Lane, Ocala. Included with membership. Call 438-2830.

Belleview Busy Bees: Quilting group, 9 a.m., Memorial Baptist Church, 3693 SE 95th St., Ocala.. Call 873-3639.

T.O.P.S.: Take Off Pounds Sensibly: 9 a.m., Joy Lutheran Church, 7045 SW 83rd Place, Ocala. Free. Call 854-0660.

LifeSouth bloodmobile: Call 622-3544.

* Publix, 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m., 3450 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala

* Hobby Lobby, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 2400 SW College Road, Ocala

* VFW Post 4781, 3:30-6 p.m., 9401 SW 110th St., Ocala

* Regal Cinemas, 7-11 p.m., 2801 SW 27th Ave., Ocala

Chair yoga: 9:30 a.m., Senior Wellness Community Center, 9850 SW 84th Court, Ocala. $8 per class; $25 for four-classes. Call 237-2094.

Tap dancing for seniors: 10 a.m., 8th Avenue Senior Center, 830 NE Eighth Ave., Ocala. Free. Call 854-2344.

Friends Booknook: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Old Belleview Library, 6007 SE Earp Road, Belleview. Call 245-2767 or visit friendsofbelleviewlibrary.org. Used books at low prices.

Friday Forum: 11:30 a.m., Golden Corral, 2111 SW College Road, Ocala. Call 873-9970 or email fridayforumofmarioncounty@gmail.com. Topic: elder law and professional and public guardianship issues; panel of four attorneys.

Wire wrapped bracelet class: Noon-4 p.m., Rainbow Springs Artist Cooperative, 20804 Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon. $55. Call 344-9490 or visit rainbowspringsart.com.

Angela S. Santos VFW Post 4781 dinner: 4-6 p.m., 9401 SW 110th St., Ocala. Prices Vary. Call 873-4781. Open to public; fried fish or chicken.

Bingo: Tickets on sale 4:45 p.m., play begins 5:45 p.m., Our Lady of the Springs Church, 4047 NE 21st St., Ocala. Call 789-6280. Refreshments available. Non-smoking.

Fun Friday: 5 p.m., Forest Community Center, 777 S. County Road 314A, Ocklawaha. Call 438-2840. For ages 6-12.

Moose Lodge meals: 5-7 p.m., West Marion Moose Lodge 2356, 10411 SW 110th St., Dunnellon. $8. Call 854-2200. Fried chicken breast, fried shrimp, baked or fried fish.

Kingsmen Quartet: 6:30 p.m., Christ's Church of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St., Ocala. Free. Call 861-6182 or visit ccomc.org.

Marion County Beekeepers Club: 7 p.m., Master the Possibilities, 8415 SW 80th St., Ocala. Visit floridabees.org.

 

ONGOING

“Fabrications”: Marion Cultural Alliance, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, through Dec. 31, Brick City Center for the Arts’ Gallery, 23 S. Broadway St., Ocala. Call 369-1500. Exhibit of David D’Alessandris’ work.

"An Artist’s Life: Paintings by Robert Stebleton": 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday through Jan. 10, City Hall, 110 SE Watula Ave., Ocala. Call 629-8447 or email artinfo@ocalafl.org.

"Recycled Art" Exhibit: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays through Jan. 19, Discovery Center, 701 NE Sanchez Ave., Ocala. $6. Call 629-8447 or email artinfo@ocalafl.org. Showcases 21 pieces from local artists utilizing range of recycled materials.

“Super Kids Save the World” exhibit: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, through Jan. 20, Discovery Center, 701 NE Sanchez Ave., Ocala. Free. Call 401-3900 or visit mydiscoverycenter.org. Hands-on “green” exhibit to inspire eco-friendly superheros in community.

Eventing schooling show: Through Sunday, Grand Oaks Resort, 3000 Marion County Road, Weirsdale. Free Visit grandoaksresort.com or winterhorsefestival.com.

Christmas gift drive: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. today and Monday, First Christian Church, 1908 SE Fort King St., Ocala. Bring new, unwrapped toy for ages 3-12 to church office; to benefit homeless children.

“Let’s Skate Ocala” Ice Rink: 5-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5-10 p.m. Fridays, noon-10 p.m. Saturdays and 1-6 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 31, Tuscawilla Park, 500 NE Sanchez Ave., Ocala. $5 per 30 minute session. Call 368-5517. Theme nights (5-10 p.m.): Paradise on Ice Hawaiian Theme (today), Santa's Workshop with showing of the movie "Elf" (Dec. 15), Superheroes (Dec. 22) and Disco Night (Dec. 29).

Country Family Christmas: 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Orange Blossom Opry, 16439 SE 138th Terrace, Weirsdale. $20-$24. Call 821-1201 or visit obopry.com.

Memorial pool tournament: Sign up will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday for a two-day Calcutta style memorial pool tournament fundraiser in memory of Windy Tang, who recently died at age 43. The event will be held at Boulevard Billiards, 3741 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. The entry fee is $20. Professional trick shot artist Okinawa Slim will perform. The event will include a number of raffles. Fifty-percent of tournament proceeds, and all 100 percent of donations and raffle proceeds, will go to Mike Griffin, Tang's longtime boyfriend. To learn more, call 867-8100.