Ford Lincoln of Ocala and the American Heart Association are partnering for Lincoln’s Driven to Give event from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. today in front of the Ewers Center at the College of Central Florida, 3001 SW College Road. For every test-drive taken, Lincoln will donate $20 to the Marion County Heart Walk, with an additional $10 for every participant who takes a second test-drive in a different vehicle. In total, the community can help raise up to $8,000 for the walk and the association. Contact Alyson.Bowen@heart.org.
LifeSouth will hold a "Bleed for Jaden" blood drive 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the LifeSouth Center, 1607 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Jaden, 9, has been diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. The event will include a car wash, bake sale and a display of 3/4 midget race cars. Blood donors must be 16 or older, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health. Call 888-795-2707 or visit lifesouth.org.
Tai chi classes
Senior Learners, Inc. will offer beginners tai chi classes 10 a.m.-noon Mondays through Aug. 6 and 10 a.m.-noon Wednesdays through Aug. 8 at the College of Central Florida University Center, 3001 SW College Road, Ocala. The classes are most effective when combined. $20 per class. Call 239-8780 or visit seniorlearners.org.
A Dementia Caregivers Workshop will be offered 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Freedom Public Library, 5870 SW 95th St., Ocala. Learn to decrease stress in a caregivers life while increasing quality of life for the person with dementia. Free; pre-registration required. Call 861-8788.
USA Dance will host ballroom dancing 7-10 p.m. Tuesday at the Belleview Moose Lodge, 10035 U.S. 441, Belleview. The event will include a lesson, performance from ProAm couple Quin and Misha from Americas Got Talent and more. $10 for USA Dance members; $12 non-members. Call 307-8486 or visit usadanceocala.com.
The Ocala/Marion County Chamber and Economic Partnership will hold an ExCEPtional Mornings program at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Marion County Extension Auditorium, 2232 NE Jacksonville Road, Ocala. Ashley Moody, Attorney General Candidate, will speak. CEP Partner tickets $10-$15; others $15 in advance. Breakfast included Call 629-8051.
EMT info sessions
The College of Central Florida will hold information sessions Wednesday for the emergency medical technician program at 3 p.m. at Room 105, Building 35, 3001 SW College Road, Ocala, and 6 p.m. at Room 103 of the Dorothea Jerome Building, 3800 S. Lecanto Hwy., Lecanto. Call 291-4440 or visit cf.edu/emt.