* Marion County Development Review: 8:30 a.m., Office of County Engineer, 412 SE 25th Ave., Ocala. Visit 671-8686.

* Rainbow Lakes Estates Public Advisory Board: 6:30 p.m., Rainbow Lakes Clubhouse, 4030 SW Deepwater Court, Dunnellon. Call 489-4280.

Navy bombing training (inert): 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4:30-6 p.m., Pinecastle Range, Ocala National Forest. For noise complaints, call 1-800-874-5059.

Book drive: Goodwill Industries location in Marion County. Visit Donate new or used children's books; benefits BookWorks childhood literacy program.

LifeSouth bloodmobile: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Rasmussen College, 1227 SW 17th Ave., Ocala. Call 622-3544.

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.

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., Memorial Baptist Church, 3693 SE 95th St., Ocala. (245-9593); 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).

Ocala Autism Support Network: 9:30 a.m., Chick Fil A, 3445 SW College Road, Ocala. Visit

Scrappy Angel Quilters: 9:30 a.m., Memorial Baptist Church, 3693 SE 95th St., Ocala. Call 347-4453.

Quilt Club: 10 a.m. , Forest Community Center, 777 S. County Road 314A, Ocklawaha. Call 438-2840.

Sexual assault survivors support group: 10 a.m., Ocala Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Center. Call 622-8495 for location.

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

Ocala Lions Club: Noon, Ocala Golf Club, E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Call 854-6715 or email

Ocala Silver Springs Rotary: Noon, Knights of Columbus, 1510 SW Third Ave., Ocala. Call 207-1247.

Silver Springs Shores Kiwanis Club: Noon, Silver Springs Shores Presbyterian Church, 674 Silver Road, Ocala. Call 687-1119 or visit

Drawing and painting class: 12:30-2:30 p.m., Hobby Lobby classroom, 2400 SW College Road, Ocala. $14 per hour. Call 528-0169. Experienced artist and instructor; for beginner to intermediate students.

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support Group: 2 p.m., Superior Residences at Cala Hills, 2300 SW 21st Circle, Ocala. Free. Call 861-2887.

Breast cancer support: 2 p.m., the Sharon Morse building, 1400 U.S. 441, The Villages. Call 347-2806 or 307-9797.

Genealogical Society: 2 p.m., Marion County Public Library, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Call 897-0840, email president@mcgsocala or visit Program: "Finding Morfar in Sweeden" by Jim Lannin.

Thread Therapy: 2:30 p.m., Headquarters-Ocala Public Library, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Free. Call 694-1851 or 622-5095. Gathering for needlecrafters.

Pastor’s religion class: 3 p.m., Joy Lutheran Church, 7045 SW 83rd Place, Ocala. Call 854-4509 ext. 2.

Bingo: Doors open 4 p.m., games 6 p.m., American Legion Post 58, 10730 US 41, Dunnellon. $6. Call 489-4453.

Education class: 4 p.m., Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 SW State Road 200, Ocala. Call 237-4633. God's Covenants using "The Present Word."

“Gator” Robert: One Man Band: 4-7 p.m., Alfie’s Restaurant, 11677 U.S. 25, Ocklawaha. Call 288-9771.

Ocala Chess Club: 5 p.m., Headquarters-Ocala Public Library, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Call 812-4221.

Martial arts: 5:30 p.m., Forest Community Center, 777 S. County Road 314A, Ocklawaha. Call 438-2840.

Ocala spinal cord injury support group: 5:30 p.m., Auxiliary Conference Center, MRMC, 1542 SW First Ave., Ocala. Call 207-7766. Pizza and drinks provided.

Forest Jam: 6 p.m., Forest Community Center, 777 S. County Road 314A, Ocklawaha. Call 438-2840. Musicians and singers of all levels welcome, acoustic only.

Ocala Metal Detecting Club: 6 p.m., United Way, 1401 NE Second Ave., Ocala. Call 812-3645.

Help For Caregivers of People Living With Dementia Disorders: 6-7:30 p.m., Freedom Library, 5870 SW 95th St., Ocala. Free. Call 861-8788.

Deep worship: 6-8:30 p.m., Sacred Fire Ministries, 12226 County Road 301, Belleview. Call 203-4810 or visit

Pilot Club of Ocala: 6:30 p.m., Marion Woods Independent Living Community, 1661 SE 31st St., Ocala. Call 390-2752.

Pre-St. Patrick's Day Choral Event: 6:30 p.m., Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, 5 SE 17th St., Ocala. Call 266-6494. University of Notre Dame Glee Club, classical, folk, spiritual, Irish and traditional songs; benefits Saving Mercy Project for housing the homeless.

Low-cost pet vaccinations: Florida International Teaching Zoo, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Pipsqueeks Pets, 10654 SE U.S. 441, Belleview. $7-$16. Call 867-7788.

“Catapult”: 7 p.m., The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center, 1051 Main St., The Villages. $25-$55. Call 753-3229 or visit Theatrical combination of dance, story-telling and sculpture.

Super Jam: 7 p.m., Orange Blossom Opry, 16439 SE 138th Terrace, Weirsdale. Ticket prices $10-$12. Call 821- 1201 or visit

Game night and challah braiding: 7-9 p.m., Chabad House, 13030 County Road 103, Oxford. Free. Call 330-4466 or email

Al-Anon: 7:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Room 21, 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Free. Visit

Jim Breuer: Live at the Reilly!: 7:30 p.m., Reilly Arts Center, 500 NE Ninth St., Ocala. $20. Call 351-1606 or visit

“The Foreigner”: 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays (excluding April 4 and 7; April 5 show is in sign language) and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays (excluding March 17), through April 8, Ocala Civic Theatre, 4337 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. $25; $12 for full-time students with ID. Call 236-2851 or visit

Couch Sessions: 8 p.m.-midnight, Ocala Wine Experience Upstairs Bistro, 36 SW 1st Ave, Ocala. Free. Call 369-9858. Jam session with members of Left on Broadway; BYO instrument.



Live Oak International: Equestrian competition with combined driving and show jumping, Today through Sunday, Live Oak Plantation, 2215 SW 110th Ave., Ocala. $10 per day; $30 week pass. Visit

HITS Ocala Winter Celebration IX: Through Sunday, HITS Post Time Farm, 13710 U.S. 27, west of Ocala. No charge for spectators through Saturday. On Sunday, admission is $5; free 12 and younger. Free parking. Call 620-2275.

Triple event: Equiventures Ocala Winter II, paired with the Ocala Spring Carnival, Friday, Saturday and Sunday; with All Florida Junior Rodeo Association events Saturday and Sunday; Florida Horse Park, 11008 County Road 475, south of Ocala. Entrance to activities is free. A $5 fee for parking will benefit the Marion Therapeutic Riding Association.