Happy Friday everyone! We've got a nice mix of events whether you want to get outside, or enjoy some cooler air indoors.
In Marion County, the Ocala Civic Theatre is a great place take in a show and get out of the heat. The theatre is wrapping up its production of the play "Guys and Dolls" this weekend. The award winning musical is set in New York City and revolves around the lives of a group of gamblers, and the women in their lives. The play originally premiered on Broadway back in 1950 and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. You can catch the show tonight and Saturday night at 8 pm, with matinees at 2 pm Saturday and Sunday. Website
Also this weekend in Ocala, you can travel back in time to the 1800's. The Appleton Museum of Art is hosting "Victorian International". It's a showcase of great examples of furniture, art and antiques from the early 1800's through the 1920's. The museum collaborated with other museums in Tampa, Daytona Beach and St. Augustine to make it all possible. You can see the exhibit from 10 to 5 Saturday and noon to 5 Sunday. The Appleton Museum of Art is located at the College of Central Florida, 4333 East Silver Springs Boulevard in Ocala. Website
To the north in Suwannee County, the community of Wellborn is hosting the Wellborn Blueberry Festival. There'll be some activities in town this evening. You can start the day Saturday, though, with the Blueberry Pancake Breakfast (not bad!) It runs from 7 to 10 in the morning. A parade follows at 10:30. There will be kids games, arts and crafts, and live music throughout the day. The festival finally wraps up around 5 Saturday afternoon. To get there take I-75 north to Lake City, then go west on U.S. 90 about 10 miles. Website
Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo is recognizing World Oceans Day this weekend. There'll be lots of activities, especially for the kids. The idea behind the event is tell people how to take care of our oceans. The event runs from 9 am to 2 pm Saturday and Sunday at Santa Fe's NW Gainesville campus. Website
Enjoy your weekend!