Local authors book signing
Meet local authors Mary Busha ("Breaking the Power of Negative Words,") Jennifer Odom ("Summer on the Black Suwannee,") and Marian Rizzo ("Angela's Treasures" and "In Search of the Beloved") from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Gabriel's Christian Book & Supply, 40 East Shopping Center, 3506 NE Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala.
Change in pool schedule
The Hampton Aquatic Fun Center, 255 NW Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Ocala, will close for the season effective 4 p.m. Sunday. The Jervey Gantt Aquatic Fun Center, 2390 SW 36th Ave., Ocala, will remain open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays and noon to 5 p.m. Labor Day (Sept. 2.) The pool closes for the season on Sept. 3. For more information, call the City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department at 368-5517.
Time to run
The Marion County Children's Alliance will have a Glow with the Flo 5K Run at 8 p.m. Aug. 24 in downtown Ocala. This event begins at Citizens' Circle, 110 SE Watula Ave., Ocala. Early registration (through Aug. 22) is $30; online registration is $30 until 9 a.m. Aug. 23. Groups of 10 or more can qualify for a group discount of $25; call 438-5993 for instructions. Race day registration is $35. Proceeds benefit the Drayton Florence Foundation and the Family Violence Prevention Workgroup. For information, https://www.facebook.com/glowiththeflo/
The annual reunion of current or retired employees of Marion County Transportation, which had been scheduled for Sept. 21 at Carney Island, has been canceled.
Clear the Shelters Day
Marion County Animal Services is participating in the nationwide Clear the Shelters event to promote pet adoption from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at 5701 SE 66th St., Ocala. Adoption fees will be waived. For information, call 671-8700.
Fifth annual Ocala Harvest Fest
The City of Ocala will host the fifth annual Harvest Fest, a music and food truck festival, from 1 to 10 p.m. Nov. 9 at Tuscawilla Park, 500 NE Sanchez Ave. There will be two stages of live music featuring a variety performing artists. The full lineup will be announced in the coming weeks. The event also features food trucks and an artisan market. General admission will be available online for $20 and at the gate for $25. VIP tickets will be available online for $50 and at the gate for $60. All gate sale tickets will be available as supplies last. Harvest Fest is presented by Insight Credit Union and produced by the City of Ocala and AEG Presents with community support from Ocala Main Street, Ocala Electric Utility, Tri-Eagle Sales, Jimmy John’s and TJM Promotions. For information, visit www.ocalafl.org/harvestfest, call 629-8447 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.