Rex’s Birthday Bash
Celebrate National Parks and Recreation month with Ocala’s new mascot, Rex the Squirrel, July 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tuscawilla Park, 800 NE Sanchez Ave. This family friendly event features outdoor activities, face painting, free cupcakes and ice cream, plus photo ops with Rex. For more information, visit www.ocalafl.org/recpark or call the City of Ocala at 352-368-5517.
‘Transitional Moments in Nature’s Landscape’
This art exhibit from Julijana Prest will be up July 21-Sept. 30 at Ocala City Hall, 110 SE Watula Ave. It is free and open to the public. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Prest, a Florida-based visual artist, has shown her work in New York, Missouri, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. For more information: 352-629-8447, [email protected] or www.ocalafl.org/artincityspaces.
The comedian and “Saturday Night Live” alum will perform live at 7:30 p.m. July 22 at the Reilly Arts Center, 500 NE Ninth St., Ocala. Tickets start at $20.
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Dueling Pianos is back at the Reilly Arts Center, 500 NE Ninth St., Ocala, on July 22. There will be two 90-minute sets, at 6 and 8 p.m., in the NOMA Black Box. Guests can relax at a cafe table for four and enjoy an evening of music, cocktails and fun with friends. Tickets $27 per person and can be ordered online or purchased at the box office. Visit www.reillyartscenter.com or call 352-351-1606 for additional details.
Olde Fashioned Day Picnic
Bring your picnic baskets and snacks to Joy Lutheran The Way Church, Southwest State Road 200 and Southwest 83rd Street, Ocala, for a “Cruise-in and Car Show” July 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free food, games and entertainment for all ages. Free and open to the public. For additional details, call 352-895-8473.
The Eagles music
Classic Albums LIVE: The Eagles’ Greatest Hits, will be onstage at 7:30 p.m. July 29 at the Reilly Arts Center, 500 NE Ninth St., Ocala. Songs include “The Best of My Love,” “Take It To The Limit” and “Hotel California.”
Seussical Jr. at OCT
This musical features your favorite Dr. Seuss characters. According to the Ocala Civic Theatre website: “The Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who must protect the Whos and guard an abandoned egg that’s been left in his care by Mayzie La Bird. It’s a whimsical tale about the power of friendship and family!” The show will be onstage July 29-31. More at ocalacivictheatre.com.
Appleton Museum Free First Saturday
Admission is free for everyone at the Appleton Museum of Art, 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala every first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The next free Saturday is Aug 6.