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Springtime in Ocala Makes us Happy PALS


Springtime returns to Ocala!

Another beautiful springtime is here for Ocala! We love the renewal of spring… all the religious and secular joys of the Easter holiday, the birds flying back both North, young lovers on date nights at the Sonic, and dogs sniffing everything they can for vital information about the world. We hope the warm weather gets you outdoors more and into your community. 

The 2nd Annual Car, Truck and Motorcycle Festival

If you haven’t heard, PALS Ocala is teaming up with War Horse Harley Davidson of Ocala at the end of this month to co-sponsor another wonderful Car Show benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Marion County! At the show will be choppers, motorcycles, trikes, sports cars, trucks, and sedans… the works!


The car show takes place at War Horse Harley Davidson of Ocala, 5331 N US Hwy 441, Ocala, FL 34475 on April 30th from 9 a.m., and ends at 1 p.m. There will be special vendors, live music, food, and fun for the whole family! Any car, truck, jeep, or bike that’s unique is invited to come! Gates will open at 7:30 a.m. for cars that want to show off!

Help War Horse Harley Davidson and PALS Ocala support The Boys & Girls Club of Marion County!

We hope you’ll show up and support this great cause. The Boys and Girls Club of Marion County does so much good for the youth of Ocala, and we love helping them out as much as we possibly can! We haven’t seen a newsletter from them since COVID-19 hit, as there’s been a shortage of workers and volunteers. More than just volunteering funds, if you have time to give this organization, they could really use it!

April Events in Ocala


April 1st

April Fools Day



April 2nd

Forest Community Yard Sale

Forest Community Center at Sandhill Park

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

One man's trash is another man's treasure! Come wander through our aisles of vendors and find anything from antique furniture to collectible trinkets to household items. Looking to sell instead? We offer indoor and outdoor spots for our vendors. To reserve a spot, call 352-438-2840 or visit the community center in person. Pre-registration is required. Public Welcome! Indoor spots are $10 and outdoor spots are $5. 

1st Annual Children's Business Fair

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

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Our Hearts Align is excited to announce that we are hosting the 1st Annual Marion County Children’s Business Fair in 2022! This exciting fundraiser event will be held April 2, 2022 at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion in Ocala, FL from 10 AM - 2 PM. This fun event inspires children to discover their inner entrepreneur by giving them the opportunity to showcase their very own products or services in a marketplace setting! $20 for (1) child registration; $50 for group registration (Registration & payment includes reservation of a 10 x 10 space. Please bring your own table, chairs or other supplies.)



April 5th

National Deep Dish Pizza Day



April 6th

Line Dancing

Forest Community Center at Sandhill Park, 777 S County Road 314A, Ocklawaha, Florida 32179

Yee-haw! Everyone can learn to line dance. Music ranges from classic country to modern pop and anyone of any age can learn to side step and sway. Donations are accepted. Youth and adults are welcome.



April 7th

National Burrito Day



April 13

Line Dancing

Forest Community Center at Sandhill Park, 777 S County Road 314A, Ocklawaha, Florida 32179



April 15th

Good Friday



April 17th

Easter Sunday



April 20th

Line Dancing

Forest Community Center at Sandhill Park, 777 S County Road 314A, Ocklawaha, Florida 32179



April 23rd

Ocala Walk the Talk

Citizens' Circle, 151 SE Osceola Ave, Ocala, Florida 34471

8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

We are excited to announce that Epilepsy Florida’s walks are back! You can make a difference for the more than 500,000 individuals living with epilepsy in Florida while helping us celebrate our 50th anniversary of excellence and service to the community. On-site walk registration will begin at 8 a.m. with vendor stations, kid zones, and so much more to enjoy before we start walking at 9:15 a.m. An award ceremony will follow after the walk. Don’t feel comfortable coming out with us? No problem! Virtual walk and donation options are also available.

Hope is on the Horizon Sunset 5K

Classic Mile Park, 13750 W. Highway 40, Ocala, FL

5:30 PM

JOIN US for our first in-person 5K since 2018.  Enjoy an unforgettable sunset run through one of Ocala's most beautiful thoroughbred training centers!  The 3.1-mile route laced with beautiful trees, views of horses and wildlife while overlooking the race track and running on a hard surface is one you don't want to miss! Lace up to support TLC at the Hope is on the Horizon Sunset 5k! Costs are $35 per runner for the 5k, $10 per runner for the Fun Run! Not a runner?  Walking, rolling (wheelchairs) or donating to TLC are ALL options! Deadline to register online is Thursday, April 21, 2022; on-site registration will be available on the day of the race.

Indie Verse

The Brick City Center for the Arts, 23 SW Broadway Street, Ocala, Florida 34471

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Indie Authors, let’s celebrate YOU! If you’re an Indie Author like me, this is a spectacular event that you don’t want to miss! Indie Verse, the first premiere Indie extravaganza for authors, writers, poets, and artists, is essentially an opportunity for Creatives of all kinds to present their poems, books, writings, and or works of art to locals, friends, and potential buyers. And, if I had to sum it all up, without hesitation, I’d say that Indie Verse is a night of expression ALL Creatives crave.



April 27th

Line Dancing

Forest Community Center at Sandhill Park, 777 S County Road 314A, Ocklawaha, Florida 32179



April 28th

National Superheroes Day



April 30th

Run for the Springs

Baseline Road Trailhead, 4255 SE 58th Ave. Ocala, FL 34472

7:00 AM

Grab your coworkers & your running shoes to join us for this family-friendly 5K event. Enjoy a children’s area, refreshments, & prizes including a Travel Cup award for the fastest team! All proceeds from the Run for the Springs 5K are available to Marion County residents in the form of septic maintenance reimbursement grants.


Thanks again for reading the blog! We hope your family will have a wonderful spring and can join us on the 30th for the Car Show! Visit Pals Ocala Auto Repair at 2821 SW College Road, Ocala, FL, 34474, and schedule an appointment online to keep your vehicle safe on the road!

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