Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K: 7:30 a.m., Ocala/ Marion County Veterans Memorial Park, 2601 E. Fort King St., Ocala. Visit

Breakfast and craft fair: Men's Fellowship and Stitch Sisters, breakfast, 7:30-9:30 a.m., $6; craft fair until 2 p.m.,Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala. Call 854-9550.

Kids’ fishing derby: 8 a.m., Tuscawilla Park, 829 NE Sanchez, Ocala. Pre-registration required. Call 732-1225. Ages 6-12.

Breakfast: 8-10 a.m., Angela S. Santos VFW Post 4781, 94901 SW 110TH St., Ocala. $3.50-$7. Call 873-4781.

Greenwood Cemetery cleanup: 8 a.m.-noon, 1393 NE Third St., Ocala. Call 351-6723.

Indoor yard sale: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., First Congregational Church, 7171 SW State Road 200, Ocala. Call 860-558-1010, email or visit

Pop-up skate park: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuscawilla Park, 417 NE Ninth St., Ocala. Call 368-5517.

Marion Audubon Society: 8:30 a.m. walk and 10 a.m. program, Discovery Center, 829 NE Sanchez Ave., Ocala. Call 861-4560.

Ride for the Cure: Sun County Tail Blazers, 8:30 a.m., Land Bridge Trailhead, 11100 SW 16th Ave., Ocala. $15-$30. Call 422-4706 or 272-8707. BBQ lunch, prizes and more; benefits Alzheimer’s Association.

Pickleball: 8:30-11 a.m., Coehadjoe Park, 4225 NE 35th St., Ocala. Call 671-8560.

Horseshoes: 9 a.m., Rainbow Lakes Community Center, 4020 SW Deepwater Court, Dunnellon. Call 489-4954.

Low-cost pet vaccinations: Florida International Teaching Zoo, 9-10:30 a.m., Seminole Feed, 315 NE Watula Ave., Ocala. $8-$18. Call 867-7788.

Pancakes, pumpkins and puppets: 9-11 a.m., St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 1839 NE Eighth Ave., Ocala. Call 369-5904.

LifeSouth bloodmobile: Call 622-3544.

* Stone Creek Fall Festival, 9 a.m.-noon, 6111 SW 89th Court Road, Ocala

* Thrill the World Ocala, 3-9 p.m., Citizens' Circle at City Hall, 151 SE Osceola Ave., Ocala

Tire amnesty day: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., corner Northeast 14th Street and Eighth Avenue and Hampton Aquatic Fun Center, 255 NW Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Ocala. Call 351-6697.

Marion County Gourd Artists: 9:30 a.m., Belleview United Methodist Church, 5640 SE Brown Road, Belleview. Visit

Nar-Anon: 10 a.m., The Centers, Building 2, 5664 SW 60th Ave., Ocala. Free. Visit

Children’s sing-along: Belleview Church of God and Homeschool Hub of Ocala, 10 a.m., 6419 SE 107th St., Belleview. Offerings accepted. Raffles, music, bake sale and more; benefits Xiomara.

Harvest Fest: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., West Marion Community Hospital, 4600 SW 46th Court, Ocala. Free. Visit Bounce house, pumpkin patch, games, petting zoo, food trucks and more.

Timber Ridge Service: 10:15 a.m., Timber Ridge Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 9848 SW 110th St., Ocala. Call 637-1138. Hosted by First Congregational United Church of Christ; music, message and interaction with residents.

Second Saturday Scrapbookers: 11 a.m, Forest Community Center, 777 S County Road 314A, Ocklawaha. $2. Call 208-2243.

StarLab Planetarium: 11-11:30 a.m. and 1-1:30 p.m., Discovery Center, 701 NE Sanchez Ave., Ocala. $9. Call 401-3900 or visit

Charity Bar-B-Que: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 7525 S. US 41, Dunnellon. Call 489-1611. Sample offerings and vote for a winner.

America Needs Fatima Rosary Rallies: Noon-1 p.m., downtown square, veterans park, Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Call 554-1300 or visit

EARS animal sanctuary tours: 1:45 p.m., 2615 E. County Road 318, Citra. $20 adults and $12 children 12 and younger, cash or check only. Call 407-637-5768, 454-6454 or email

Anniversary banquet: 3-6 p.m., Southeastern Livestock Pavilion, 2232 NE Jacksonville Road, Ocala. $35. Call 629-3782. Rev. Lorenzo S. Edwards' 50th pastoral anniversary and retirement.

Beer and Bags: A Cornhole Tailgate for Literacy: 4-6 p.m., Ocala Downtown Market. $15 spectators; $35 competitors; includes two drinks, cornhole, tailgate games, music, football, food and more; benefits Marion County Literacy Council. Call 690-7323.

Brick City Carnival: 4-7 p.m., Brick City Park, 1211 SE 22nd Road, Ocala. Free. Call 671-8560. Food, games, hay maze, candy and more; come in costume.

Thrill the World Ocala Festival: 4-10 p.m., Ocala downtown square. Attempt to break largest simultaneous dance record with Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”; zombie attire welcome; vendors and more.

A Grand Affair: 5:30 p.m., Circle Square Cultural Center, 8413 SW 80th St., Ocala. Visit $85, dinner, silent auction, music and more; benefits The Centers.

Rising Revolution Teen Ministry: 5:30-8 p.m., Sacred Fire Church, 12226 U.S. 301, Belleview. Call 203-4810 or visit

Car cruise-in: 6-8 p.m., 3711 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Free. Call 625-7122. Bring non-perishable food for the needy.

Ocala Social Club dance: 7 p.m., Ocala Scottish Rite, 3632 NE Seventh St., Ocala. $10. Call 873-3434. Live music; no alcohol.

Discovery Date Night: 7-9 p.m., Discovery Center, 701 NE Sanchez Ave., Ocala. $15. Call 401-3900 or visit Food, adult beverages, science experiments and more; costumes encouraged; adults only.

George Trullinger: 7:30 p.m., Orange Blossom Opry, 16439 SE 138th Terrace, Weirsdale. $25-$31. Call 821-1201 or visit

Comedy show: Sloan, 8 p.m., Bonkerz Comedy Club, 1701 SW 60th Ave., Ocala. $10. Visit

Ocala ghost walks/tours: 8 p.m., private tours daily. RVSP. Call 207-0281 or visit

SEPI ghost walks/tours: Registration 8 p.m., tours 8:30 p.m. $10; free 12 and younger. Call 433-8687.


“Mad Lab” exhibit: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Saturday through Dec. 29, Discovery Center, 701 NE Sanchez Ave., Ocala. $6. Call 401-3900 or visit Interactive exhibit on science that inspired Mary Shelley to write “Frankenstein.” 


Mounted Games Association: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Florida Horse Park, 11008 S. County Road 475, Ocala. Visit

Two Hawk County Circus: Noon-5 p.m., Two Hawk Hammock, 17950 NE 53rd Lane, Williston. $20, free 12 and younger. Visit Acrobats, music, dance, kids activities, food and more.

"The Appearing": A Documentary-Style Series: 7 p.m., Ocala Seventh-day Adventist Church, 415 NE 41st Ave., Ocala. Free, registration required. Call 236-3184 or visit Second coming of Jesus.

“The Beloved Dearly”: 7 p.m. today and 2 p.m. today and Sunday, Ocala Civic Theatre, 4337 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. $12 adults, $6 students. Call 236-2851 or visit Middle-school tycoon Ernie starts providing services for pet funerals for kids, but after his own dog dies he learns there is more to life than making money.

“Myth, Mystery and the Fantastique”: Ocala Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. today and 3 p.m. Sunday, Reilly Arts Center, 500 NE Ninth St., Ocala. $10-$35. Visit