For Ocala and Marion County
County government phased reopening:
+ Animal Services: 671-8700. Adoptions, Neuter Commuter and surgical procedures by appointment only.
+ Community centers: 671-8560. Indoor activities by appointment only. Outside areas available to groups of no more than 10; social distancing required.
Summer camp registration open at marioncountyfl.org/parks.
The following parks are closed:
- Kiwanis Beach at Albright Park
- KP Hole Park
- Horseshoe Lake Park and Retreat
Remaining county parks and recreation areas will reopen, excluding sports complexes and playgrounds.
+ Library system: 671-8551. Curbside pickup continues. Limited computer access available. Access to library facilities available to adults only by appointment. Visit marioncountyfl.org.
Arts grants: The Marion Cultural Alliance’s Relief & Recovery Fund is making grants of up to $5,000, “available to small and mid-sized organizations facing extreme threat to their viability and sustainability due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and resulting cancellation of events,” according to a news release. Visit https://mcaocala.org/mca-relief-recovery-fund/
Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute online and phone discussions:
Breast cancer patients and families: 10 a.m. Wednesdays. By phone, 1-312-626-6799; by Zoom, Meeting ID: 979 0306 9532; Password: 610564
Cancer patients and families: 10-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. By phone, 1-929-436-2866; by Zoom, Meeting ID: 936 7751 1550; Password: 020268
+ Weekly Meditation: 10-10:30 a.m. Fridays. By Zoom, Meeting ID: 577 460 060; by phone, 1-929-436-2866.
Ocala Main Street: The new date for the Guns & Hoses event is Sept. 12. For information, contact Leighton Okus, executive director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food distribution: The YMCA of Central Florida is hosting a free food distribution at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Frank DeLuca YMCA, 3200 SE 17th St., Ocala.
Paddock Mall: The mall is scheduled to reopen Friday. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. “Planned reopening dates for individual tenants may vary, so guests are encouraged to call ahead and to follow along on Facebook and Instagram @PaddockMall for the most up-to-date information,” a news release says.
Marion Soil and Water Conservation District: A board meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. May 12 via teleconference. Call 1-515-604-9578; the access code is 633286. To request an agenda or accommodations, call 817-9293.