Stuff the Bus

The annual Stuff the Bus drive to collect supplies for needy children in Marion County Public Schools is underway. Donations may be made 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.:

+ Saturday, Walmart, 9570 SW State Road 200, Ocala

+ July 21, Walmart, 11012 N. Williams St., Dunnellon

+ July 28, Walmart, 4980 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala

+ Aug. 4, Walmart, 17961 U.S. 441, Summerfield

Call 671-4171 or email

Emergency meeting

The Ocala/Marion County Transportation Planning Organization has called an emergency meeting for re-approval of the Transportation Improvement Program. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Marion County Board of County Commissioners Auditorium, 601 SE 25th Ave, Ocala. Call 629-8297.

Tremor support

The Essential Tremor Support Group will meet at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Timothy Ministry Building, 1351 Paige Place, Lady Lake. Call 571-0088 or email


Alyson Lundell, APR, CPRC, Senior Director of Corporate Communications for Universal Orlando Resort, will be the guest speaker at a professional development program hosted by the Ocala chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Ewers Century Center Teleconference Room, College of Central Florida, 3001 SW College Road, Ocala. Register at

Kids and first responders

A Cop’s, Kid’s and Firefighter’s Day will be held 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday at the Martin Luther King Recreation Complex, 1510 NW Fourth St., Ocala. This event lets youth interact with law enforcement and public service officers in a fun and playful atmosphere. Free. Call 401-3916.

Networking opportunity

An Ocala/Marion County Chamber and Economic Partnership Business After Hours event will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday at Next Step Fitness, 3101 SW 34th Ave., #400, Ocala. Call 500-7837.

Photo shoot

A pet photo shoot will be held 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Infinite Ale Works, 304 SE Magnolia Exd, Ocala. Proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Marion County. $50 plus cost to purchase photos; registration required. Visit

Summer concert

A "Good Old Days Revisited with Sammy Davis Jr., Buddy Holly and Connie Francis" concert will be held 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Old Courthouse Heritage Museum, 1 Courthouse Square, Inverness, as part of the Summer Concert Series. $25; light refreshments. Call 341-6428 or visit

Patriotic quilts

The Florida Quilt Museum, 409 N. Main St., Trenton, has a new exhibit, “In Honor of Those Who: A Patriotic Quilt Exhibit.” It is open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays through August. Free. Visit