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Brakes For Breasts: What Does it Accomplish?

 

Every October, PALS Ocala takes part in a truly wonderful program called ‘Brakes For Breasts’ that brings vital awareness to two crucial issues. It’s primarily known as a fundraiser to support the effort to end Breast Cancer. Every year, breast cancer awareness goes up and charitable donations towards finding an end to breast cancer surges. 

 

 

 

Breast cancer is survivable with early detection and treatment, but it’s a disease that grows rapidly and is hard to control once it spreads. And for those affected, it’s a terrible gutpunch that should be preventable by now. This charity brings awareness of breast cancer to the forefront. It also deals with brakes that may be wearing down from a hot summer, and reminds our shop customers to check their brakes before going into the holiday season, when getting brakes checked without an immediate red flag of concern may get pushed to the back burner, resulting in accidents and damage to your vehicle.

 

 

The charity works with TechNet to reward attention to both brakes and breast cancer. When you bring your car into PALS Ocala in October for brakes, you get a $40 gift certificate from TechNet through the mail. You can choose to keep the gift card or donate the value to Brakes For Breasts, and they will use the money to pay for research and aid for women everywhere who are affected by breast cancer. Brakes For Breasts is run by Laura Frank and Leigh Ann Best, and it’s more than just money thrown at researchers: a vaccine is now in human trials thanks to contributions made by folks just like you! 

 

It’s important to know how to diagnose brake issues. Take a look at what Chuck caught on this Mercedes-Benz.

 

 

Given that we’re in Ocala, rust is a real issue with brakes. An investigation into why a Hyundai is losing brake fluid led us to discovering a corroded brake line.

 

 

This Cooper is getting the full brakes works!

 

Please consider bringing your vehicle to Pals Ocala Auto Repair for brake service and repair if you are in need of new brake pads. Our partner TechNet is proud to sponsor Brakes for Breasts for this exciting promotion. Starting October 1st, when you visit participating TechNet Professional Automotive Service Centers like us, you can get or give up to a $40 TechNet Professional Prepaid Mastercard with the installation of Carquest Platinum Professional brake pads. To schedule an appointment,contact the team at Pals Ocala Auto Repair!

October Events

October 1st

Hispanic Heritage Festival

Appleton Museum of Art, 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, Florida 34470

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the College of Central Florida will host a Hispanic Heritage Festival on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Appleton Museum of Art, 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. Visitors can enjoy free kid-friendly art activities, music and giveaways, community resources and vendors. Food trucks will have meals and snacks available for purchase. Museum admission will be free for all visitors in connection with the Appleton Museum’s Free First Saturday, and the Appleton Museum will offer discounted memberships to festival attendees.

Oktoberfest 2022

World Equestrian Center, 1390 NW 80th Ave., Ocala, Florida 34482

12:00 PM to 8:00 PM

World Equestrian Center welcomes you to Exposition Center 1 for two weekends of German-themed fun! Break out the lederhosen and enjoy traditional food, fill a commemorative stein with draft pours and samples of German beer, play games and dance to live music with the Swinging Bavarians in celebration of Oktoberfest. We’ll be serving up a full menu of your favorite German fare including pretzels with beer cheese, bratwurst, schnitzel, spaetzle and Dampfnudel, among others. All food is included in the ticket price! 

Ocala Home and Garden Show

World Equestrian Center - Building Expo 2

Saturday 10am - 6pm and Sunday 10am - 5pm (Free Admission)

The Ocala Home and Garden show will again be held at the World Equestrian Center Oct. 1 and 2. Come see everything for in and around the home, kitchen baths window doors solar landscape and more. This is the largest home show in North Central Florida offering free admission all weekend . Their will be cooking seminars with celebrity chef Warren Catterson. Show hours are Sat. 10 - 6 Sun. 10 - 5 . The show is presented by East Coast Consumer Shows for further info please call 407-273-7469 or visit Ocalahomeshow.com

October 1st - 2nd

Ocala Home and Garden Show

World Equestrian Center - Building Expo 2, 2232 NE Jacksonville Road, Ocala, Florida

Saturday 10 am - 6 pm and Sunday 10 am - 5 pm. Free Admission

The Ocala Home and Garden show will again be held at the World Equestrian Center Oct. 1 and 2. Come see everything for in and around the home: kitchens, baths, windows, doors solar, landscape, and more. This is the largest home show in North Central Florida offering free admission all weekend. There will be cooking seminars with celebrity chef Warren Catterson. 

Legends of the South Barrel Race

Southeastern Livestock Pavilion

Friday - Sunday, September 30th - October 2nd 

Barrel racing is a rodeo event that is known for quick turns, high speeds, and edge of your seat excitement.  Like other timed events, the winner of the barrel race is determined by thousandths of a second.  The rider and horse bolt towards the finish line in hopes of stopping the clock with the fastest time!

October 2nd

Ocala Cars & Coffee at War Horse Harley-Davidson

War Horse Harley-Davidson, 5331 North US Highway 441, Ocala, Florida 34475

8:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Every month on the first Sunday.  This FREE event is open to all forms of automotive enthusiasts! Browse over 350 of Central Florida's most unique vehicles. Featuring live music, delicious coffee & espresso, automotive related vendors, and kids zone offering free Hot Wheels, face painting & balloon animals.

October 4th

National Taco Day

Time to drive up to Gainesville for the $1 tacos at Chuy’s!

October 7th

Birds of a Feather Hike / Programs in the Parks

Tuscawilla Park, 800 NE Sanchez Ave., Ocala, Florida 34470

9:00 AM to 10:15 AM

Join us for our Programs in the Parks series. From Animal Tracks to Bats Night Flight, there is something for everyone to enjoy. These programs are free to the public, no registration required, and open to all ages. Birds of a Feather Hike - Take a stroll through the park as you identify different Florida bird species and learn what makes each bird unique.

October 8th

Cops & Cars / Car and Truck Show

Ocala Police Department, 402 South Pine Ave., Ocala, Florida 34471

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

The Ocala Police Department is hosting its 4th annual Cops & Cars car and truck show, benefitting the United Way of Marion County. In addition to supporting a good cause, we're looking forward to connecting with our citizens through this fun, family-friendly event. Come by and see over a hundred extraordinary classic and modern cars and trucks. OPD emergency vehicles will be on display, including the popular MRAP SWAT vehicle. FREE admission to spectators!

Treasures from Aztlan: Hispanic Women's Voices

Appleton Museum of Art, 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, Florida 34470

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Join oral historian, writer and podcaster Dr. Rebecca Dominguez-Karimi for a talk on how Hispanic women view issues of race and ethnicity in their lives. This presentation includes podcasts, oral histories, audio-visual presentations and literary readings, and will include local history. This event celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15). Free and open to all visitors; no reservation required.

Marion County Parks & Recreation's 4th Annual Carnival

Southeastern Livestock Pavilion, 222 NE Jacksonville Rd., Ocala, Florida 34470

5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Come one, come all to Marion County Parks & Recreation's 4th Annual Carnival! Join us for an evening of fall fun with games, candy, music, food trucks, giveaways and much much more! Family Friendly Fun and FREE ADMISSION. Bring a non-perishable good donation for "Bring the Harvest Home" to be entered to win a prize.

October 14th

Bats - Night Flight / Programs in the Parks

Heritage Nature Conservancy, 2005 NE 3rd St., Ocala, Florida 34470

Time: 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM

Join us for our Programs in the Parks series. From Animal Tracks to Bats Night Flight, there is something for everyone to enjoy. These programs are free to the public, no registration required, and open to all ages. Experience bats flying out from the bat house as the Park Rangers share interesting facts about the world of bats.

October 15th

National Fetch Day

Show your special pooch some extra game today!

The Great Fire Walking Tour

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Join us as we share the ORIGINAL horror story of Ocala and follow along the treacherous path laid by The Great Fire. $35/Person: Includes two (2) hour walking tour and three (3) fiery libations. Admission fee includes 3 cocktails & 2-hour Guided Walking Tour.

October 16th

2nd Annual Bark in the Park - A Doggy Expo

Ocala Downtown Market, SE 3rd St. and SE 3rd Ave, Ocala, Florida 34470

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Join us for this celebration of pets and the people who love and care for them! The SRFofOcala is proud to showcase this annual event which features a vast array of services and products, food trucks, music, and demonstrations. Both dogs and kids of all ages will enjoy a fun-filled day! The event will be FREE TO THE PUBLIC and proceeds will benefit and the local Meals on Wheels program and Marion County Animal Services.

October 20th

Lunch with the Archaeologist

Fort King National Historic Landmark

11 AM - 1 PM | Free to attend | Ages 13+

Bring a lawn chair, pack a lunch and join us for Lunch with the Archaeologist! We will be talking about Fort King and the artifacts that have been found on site as well as Q&A time with the archaeologists.

October 21st

Fiesta Latina @ The Market

Ocala Downtown Market, SE 3rd St. and SE 3rd Ave, Ocala, Florida 34470

5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Come join us for this Fiesta Latina @ The Market. This market is FREE! We will enjoy great food, music, vendors, dancing, and lots of fun.  Come shop all of the amazing things that our vendors have to offer after enjoying some yummy food and before dancing the night away while the kids enjoy their activities.

October 22nd

Nosferatu: Silent Film with Live Music

Marion Theatre, 50 S Magnolia Avenue, Ocala, Florida

7:30 PM to 12:00 AM

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the silent film with a one-of-a-kind cinematic experience that features a completely improvised live organ accompaniment by Joshua Mazur. Tickets $25 to $35

October 22nd and 23rd

Everything But The Garage - Ocala's Largest Indoor Garage Sale

World Equestrian Center, 1390 NW 80th Ave., Ocala, Florida 34482

SAT 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM  | SUN 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

This area's largest INDOOR Garage Sale is coming to the World Equestrian Center the weekend of October 22-23, 2022. There will be over 200 seller's all under one roof! Why waste time or gas driving all over town looking for garage sales - shop at one place with 200+ sales in the cool air conditioning! You'll be able to find hidden treasures galore including antiques, clothes, toys, jewelry, tools, collectibles, vintage items, furniture and so much more!

October 24th

Diwali

Today is the Festival of Lights for Hindus!

October 25th

CF International Film Series: “House of Dracula” and “Babette’s Feast”

2 p.m. at the Appleton Museum of Art, 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, and at 7 p.m. at the College of Central Florida, 3001 S.W. College Road, Building 8, Room 110

The College of Central Florida’s Ira Holmes International Film Series is excited to be offering its first full, in-person season since 2019. This showing is a special double feature in celebration of the Appleton Museum of Art’s 35th Anniversary. Film screening begins at 12 p.m. at the Appleton Museum and 5 p.m. at the CF Ocala Campus. “House of Dracula” (NR, USA, 1945, 67 min.) Starring the Appleton Museum’s own starlet, Martha O’Driscoll Appleton, this Halloween season B-movie is a ghoulish house party replete with frightened guests, a blood-drinking count and a chap who turns into a werewolf now and then. “Babette’s Feast” (G, Denmark, 1987, 102 min.) Released in the year the Appleton Museum opened, this film is the lovingly layered tale of a French housekeeper with a mysterious past who brings quiet revolution, in the form of one sumptuous meal, to a circle of pious villagers in 19th-century Denmark. All films will be shown Tuesdays at, unless otherwise noted. Films at the Ocala Campus are free and open to the public. Films at the Appleton are free to all museum and film series members; nonmembers pay museum admission. Films may contain mature content. 

October 26th

4th Annual Howl-O-Ween Paw-ty

Southeastern Livestock Pavilion, 2232 NE, Jacksonville Road, Ocala, Florida 34470

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

We hope to see you at our 4th Annual Howl-oween Pawty! $5 per Adult; Kids (12 and under) & Pets FREE! Trunk or treat for the kids! Refreshments and Games. Costume contest for everyone! Vendors & tons of FUN! 

October 28th

After Dark in the Park: THE VILLAGE 

Ft. King National Historic Landmark, 3925 E. Fort King St., Ocala, Florida 34470

7:00 PM

It's movie time! Join us for FREE movies throughout the year at different City of Ocala parks. Be sure to bring a blanket or chairs to sit on. We will have concessions available for purchase like snacks, popcorn and soda. No registration is required to attend our movies, simply show up, get comfortable and enjoy the show! “The Village" starts at 7 PM at Fort King National Historic Landmark. Plot: Residents in a 19th-century Pennsylvania town are terrified that they'll be attacked by mysterious creatures in the nearby woods, despite an uneasy pact they've made with the beasts. Rated PG-13.

October 29th

Trunk or Treat at Lake Lillian Park

Lake Lillian Park, Lillian Park Gallery, SE Robinson Road, Belleview, Florida

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Held in October on the Saturday before Halloween, this is a free family fun event that provides safe trick-or-treating including games, hayrides, and more! Trunk-or-Treat is a fun way to promote your business/organization while being involved with the community.

October 30th

It's Fall Y'all

Silver Springs State Park, 5656 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, Florida 34470

11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

A Halloween event for the entire family! Vendors - Exhibitors - Games - Hay Ride - Ranger Programs - & More! Trunk or Treat 2:00pm to 6:00pm! Costumes Encouraged. $2.00 State Park Admission

October 31st

Halloween

It’s the annual spooks and scares night! Watch out for trick-or-treaters. If it’s not a holiday for you, please let everyone else have a good time (as long as they are being safe and neighborly)

Boo Bash

E. D. Croskey Recreation Center, 1510 NW 4th St., Ocala, Florida 34475

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Calling all little ghouls and goblins, spooks and spirits, princesses and pirates. Join us once again for a scary good time full of tricks, treats and surprises. This safe, family-friendly indoor event has face-painting, creepy crafts, candy for children and more!

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