The Marion Cultural Alliance has announced "Pleasures," its first juried exhibit, which will be held Sept. 6-28 at the Brick City Center for the Arts in Ocala. The alliance seeks art for the exhibition through Aug. 15. Each artist may submit two pieces for exhibition and judging in any medium to not exceed 36 inches in any direction. Work must be original and created within the past two years. Entry fee is $25 for members and $40 for non-members (membership included). Visit tinyurl.com/y52zfrmx, email Ashley.Justiniano@McaOcala.com. or call 369-1500.
The visitor center at the Fort King National Historic Landmark, 3925 E. Fort King St., Ocala, will be closed beginning Monday. The closure is to accommodate roof construction. The center is expected to re-open on Wednesday. The park and trails will remain open during this time. Call 368-5517.
The City of Ocala will hold a Men's 50+ Softball League that will meet from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Wednesdays through Sept. 18 at the Ocala Regional Sportsplex, 3500 SW 67th Avenue Road, Ocala. The league will consist of men age 50 and older looking to get back in the swing of things. Participants are required to bring their own equipment during this 30-game season. $300 per team, and registration is required. Call 368-5517 or visit ocalafl.org/recpark.
Senior Learners Inc. will hold a “Taoist Mahjongg for Beginners" class from 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday at the University Center of the College of Central Florida, 3001 SW College Road, Ocala. The class will be an overview of one of the easiest versions of Chinese Mahjongg. $5. Call 239-8780 or visit seniorlearners.org.
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will hold a public hearing at 5 p.m. Thursday at Fellowship Baptist Church, 10500 U.S. 27, Ocala. The meeting will offer members of the public a chance to voice their opinions about a proposed safety improvement on U.S. 27 at Northwest 115th Avenue, between County Roads 326 and 225. Free. Visit cflroads.com.
A community parent-teacher conference will be held from 7-9 p.m. July 19 and the location will be given upon registration. This conference has been designed to help bridge the gap between parents, teachers and students. The speakers will be Todd Davis, Uvonda Wilkerson and Wayne Livingston. Call 510-213-1600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anyone in need of free clothing can make an appointment to visit U.N.I.T.Y. Group Services, Inc.’s Clothing Closet at 1749 W. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Donations are welcome and may qualify for tax credit. Call 1-800-910-3574 or email email@example.com.