REAKING: Hillsborough County Commission Moves DPR To Public Hearing


Posted on October 1, 2014 - 1:59pm by brittany.


Moments ago, the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners voted 7-0 to move an ordinance creating a county-wide Domestic Partnership Registry forward to a public hearing and final vote on October 15th at 2:00pm. More details to come - stay tuned!

 
 

Magic Johnson's son, EJ, got weight loss surgery: Says it's not the easy way out



EJ Johnson, the son of NBA superstar Magic Johnson, has lost a dramatic amount of weight after undergoing bariatric weight loss surgery, E! reported Sept. 28. EJ, who stars on the reality TV show, "Rich Kids of Beverly Hills," got gastric sleeve surgery in early August.

"I feel very mature, kind of in the right place for it and I'm very ready to look cute," said Johnson, 22. "The surgery is a huge deal for me and it will certainly be a positive change."

In gastric sleeve surgery, about 80 percent of the stomach is removed to create a small sleeve-shaped stomach, about the size of a banana. As a result, you get full after three or four bites of food and can no longer eat huge portions.

EJ, who's openly gay, is a fashion student at New York University who's a self-proclaimed "fashion diva." Johnson revealed he decided to get weight loss surgery on the Sept. 28 season finale of "Rich Kids of Beverly Hills." His gastric sleeve surgery and weight loss will be chronicled on "RKOBH" if the show gets picked up for a third season.

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VISIT THE WEBBER GALLERY
featuring  Healthy “Art” Styles





Sept. 16 – Nov. 3



The Healthy “Art” Styles exhibition examines the powerful connection between art and medicine

and the field of art, music and dance therapy. The exhibit was curated by Tyrus Clutter for the

Webber Gallery on the Ocala campus of the College of Central Florida. The Fall 2014 exhibition

was created to be on display during a performance of the AXIS Dance Company, which is one of

the groups and artists featured in the exhibition. The exhibition includes film excerpts and an

interactive clay art “handshake” station (featured below). Also featured are photographs from the

UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine programs and work from artists Holly Hanessian and Kathy Hettinga.

Closing reception for this exhibit will be on Monday, Nov. 3 from 5:30 – 7 p.m., just prior to the

AXIS Dance company’s performance (Dassance Fine Arts Center). To purchase tickets to AXIS Dance

Company performance on Nov. 3, 2014, 7:30 p.m. are, call the CF Box Office at 352-873-5810 or

visit www.tickets.cf.edu.



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GLAAD study finds increase in depictions of gay characters on TV


LYNN ELBER | Associated Press

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


This photo released by ABC Family shows, from left, Jake T. Austin, Lorraine Toussaint, Teri Polo, Sherri Saum, Hayden Byerly, and Maia Mitchell, in a scene from "The Fosters," on ABC Family. Ron Tom, ABC Family

This photo released by ABC Family shows, from left, Jake T. Austin, Lorraine Toussaint, Teri Polo, Sherri Saum, Hayden Byerly, and Maia Mitchell, in a scene from “The Fosters,” on ABC Family.

LOS ANGELES — Television has increased its depiction of gay, lesbian and bisexual characters, with the edge going to cable and the Internet over broadcast networks, according to a study released Wednesday by the advocacy group GLAAD.

Networks are promoting the understanding of gay lives with some of the most inclusive programs yet, but should “strive to include significant transgender content,” said Sarah Kate Ellis, president and CEO of GLAAD, which advocates for the inclusion of LGBT characters and stories in media, in a statement.

Transgender characters are featured on cable and Internet fare such as the online series “Orange Is the New Black” from Netflix and “Transparent” from Amazon.



In this year’s Emmy Award nominations, “Orange Is the New Black” co-star Laverne Cox became the first openly transgender actress to receive a nod.

The overall on-screen progress comes as the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community has made social and political strides that include legalization of same-sex marriage in some U.S. states and the end of a military ban on openly gay service members.

In the 2014-15 season, the study by GLAAD said that 3.9 percent of 813 characters regularly seen on prime-time network scripted series will be lesbian, gay or bisexual, a total of 32 characters.

That represents an increase over last year’s 3.3 percent, but is down from the 4.4 percent record high for LGBT depictions on network series in 2012.
 
 

Everything You Know About Great Sex Partners Is Wrong, Here’s Why



A groundbreaking new study has found men with bigger bellies last an average of five minutes longer in the sack than guys with six pack abs. But this is hardly the first time science has found unconventionally handsome people make better lovers. There is ample evidence out there to suggest having the body of a Greek god doesn’t necessarily translate to being good in bed.

Of course, we’ve all witnessed this truth in practice. Gods want to be worshipped, and they certainly can’t be bothered to make you happy. Their mere presence in your bedroom should be enough. Ugh.

As the research shows, the best boy toy may not be the worked out stud you covet at the gym. In fact, he’s more likely to be a chubby nerd who rides his bike to and from his messy apartment. Maybe there’s hope for us, after all.

Check out these five studies that confirm everything you know about great sex partners is wrong.

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The more attractive the face, the less potent the jizm.

Looking for the ultimate stud? Take note of a 2014 study by the Centre for Evolutionary Biology at the University of Australia in Crawley. It found that the sperm of conventionally attractive men didn’t quite measure up to the swimmers of more average, run-of-the-mill guys.
 
 

U.S. Supreme Court meets to consider Utah same-sex marriage case





SALT LAKE CITY — Moudi Sbeity and Derek Kitchen have won twice against the state of Utah, but they’re asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear their case anyway.

The couple, who sued the state over its ban on same-sex marriage, told FOX 13 they would like the high court to settle the issue of marriage for the entire nation.

“We all just want a resolution to this,” Kitchen said Monday. “We want to get married, and a lot of the folks who believe that Amendment 3 was right would like to know for sure what the Supreme Court thinks. So we want a speedy resolution.”

On Monday, the nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court met behind closed doors to consider cases for the next term. Utah’s appeal of Amendment 3 was among seven dealing with same-sex marriage.

Last year, a federal judge in Salt Lake City ruled Amendment 3 — which defines marriage as between a man and a woman and doesn’t recognize anything else — was unconstitutional. That decision led to more than 1,200 same-sex couples marrying in Utah until the U.S. Supreme Court intervened, granting Utah’s request for a stay while it appealed.



Amendment 3 plaintiffs Moudi Sbeity and Derek Kitchen, in an interview with FOX 13.stimates in Utah

The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals again ruled against Utah, stating that Amendment 3 violated gay and lesbian couples’ rights under the Fourteenth Amendment.

Utah has appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, a move supported by the plaintiffs.

Parker Douglas, the federal solicitor for the Utah Attorney General’s Office, said Amendment 3 is one of the clearest for the court to decide. The court has already been involved in it (granting stays), there is only the state and the plaintiffs, and the governor and attorney general’s office have been unified in defending it.

“They really are just pure legal questions: Does the state have the authority to define marriage? Does it retain that after the Windsor case? Does it have the ability to recognize marriages that are only in accord with its definitions?” he told FOX 13.

It only takes four justices to grant a petition, but there is no timetable for the court to decide if it will take any same-sex marriage case. Peter Stirba, a Salt Lake City attorney who argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in 2008 (and is not connected to the Amendment 3 case) said the court moves at its own pace.

“They don’t have to hear these things now. There’s still some same-sex marriage bans that are going through other circuits. They could take one case, they could take three cases,” he said. “Then they could completely say, ‘We’re not going to take any case at this point.’ They have a lot of discretion.”

If the court does not grant any of the same-sex marriage petitions, the decisions of the lower courts stand. Douglas said he anticipates the court will take a same-sex marriage case “earlier, rather than later.”


As they wait to hear what the U.S. Supreme Court does, Sbeity told FOX 13 that he and Kitchen’s wedding plans are on hold.

“We actually did want to do it this year,” he said. “But we’re going to wait until we are legally married. Because then it’s going to feel…”

“Real,” Kitchen added.
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What happens if the U.S. Supreme Court rejects same-sex marriage cases?



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WASHINGTON — The fastest and surest path to marriage for same-sex couples in some parts of the United States would be for the Supreme Court to surprise everyone and decline to get involved in the issue right now.

A decision by the justices to reject calls from all quarters to take up same-sex marriage would allow gay and lesbian couples in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin to begin getting married almost immediately. Rulings in their favor have been put on hold while the Supreme Court considers their cases.

And if the high court leaves those rulings in place, same-sex couples almost certainly would win the right to marry in six other states in short order because those states — Colorado, Kansas, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming — would be bound by the same appeals court decisions.

That would bring to 30 the number of states where same-sex marriage is legal, plus the District of Columbia.



Yet almost everyone who follows the issue for a living or otherwise thinks the Supreme Court will step in and decide gay marriage cases this term. The cases were on the agenda when the justices met in private Monday to decide new cases to hear this term. The court could announce a decision as early as this week.

If the court were to reject the appeals, it would leave untouched the laws in the other 20 states that still enforce same-sex marriage bans.

“Winning in some places is better than not,” said Evan Wolfson, founder and president of Freedom to Marry. “But it still falls far short of the full protection that Americans deserve.”

Both sides in the dispute also say the justices have an obligation to settle an issue of such national importance, not abdicate that responsibility to lower court judges. Opting out of hearing the cases would leave those lower court rulings in place.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared to be addressing that concern when she said in July that the court would not duck the issue, as it did for years with bans on interracial marriage.

Yet more recently, at a forum in Minnesota, Ginsburg suggested the court might refrain from taking any action unless an appeals court were to uphold a same-sex marriage ban, which would create a split among appeals courts that typically triggers Supreme Court review.

Two other appeals courts, in Cincinnati and San Francisco, could issue decisions any time in same-sex marriage cases. Judges in the Cincinnati-based 6th Circuit who are weighing pro-gay marriage rulings in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee, appeared more likely to rule in favor of state bans than did the 9th Circuit judges in San Francisco who are considering Idaho and Nevada restrictions on marriage.

If it doesn’t take one of the cases immediately, the court could still set them for argument in time for a decision in June 2015. It takes just four of the nine justices to vote to hear a case, but it takes a majority of at least five for an eventual ruling.
 
 

Holder: LGBT equality “civil rights issue of our day”

DOJ will argue for marriage equality at Supreme Court




Attorney General Eric Holder reiterated Friday that the Justice Department will file a brief in support of same-sex couples’ right to marry should the U.S. Supreme Court again consider the issue.

In an interview with NBC News one day after Holder announced he would step down, the nation’s first African-American attorney general said a brief filed by the Justice Department would be consistent with positions they have taken in the past on same-sex marriage.

“I expect that the Justice Department will file a brief and the brief will be consistent with the positions that we have taken in the past in support of same-sex marriage,” Holder told Pete Williams of NBC News. “I can’t imagine that we would take any other position while this president is in office and certainly as long as I am attorney general or anybody who is my successor.”
 
 

A Decade of Pride! Come Out With Pride returns for year 10 Oct. 6-11


By : Kirk Hartlage,

September 25, 2014

Orlando – What a difference a decade makes.

Orlando’s Come Out With Pride celebration turns ten this year, and the event has seen changes and shifts since its debut in 2004. Public perception towards the LGBT community has most certainly shifted towards acceptance, which in turn has helped laws affecting gays and lesbians—such as marriage equality, adoption, and non-discrimination—pass on local, state-wide, and national levels.

But 10 years ago, the debut of COWP also meant a calendar shift for the local community’s annual Pride celebration from June to October. Prior to COWP, Central Florida typically held Pride events around the last weekend of June. That weekend is frequently seen as the “traditional” Pride weekend in the United States as it commemorates the June 28, 1969, Stonewall riots in New York City, a pivotal moment in LGBT history. As Gay Days at Disney World grew in popularity and attendance, interest in Orlando’s Pride events seemingly fell by the wayside. The local sentiment seemed to be: How much celebrating of being gay can Central Florida support in one month’s time? Once each Gay Days wrapped, Orlando’s LGBT community appeared to be too “gay-ed out” to celebrate—let alone financially support—Pride just a few weeks later.

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L, did you know about 24,000 transgender individuals in 10 states, including Florida, may be disenfranchised by strict photo ID laws on Election Day this year?

With one-third of transgender people nationwide unable to update any of their voting IDs, this is a critical issue for our emerging transgender community. Do not let inadequate documentation or an uneducated poll worker keep you from voting in this very important election season!

In cooperation with the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the Equality Federation,
Equality Florida is pleased to share a comprehensive toolkit of resources to arm and educate voters and state-based advocates with information to prevent transgender voter disenfranchisement and to help them in their work advocating for transgender voters.

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Be prepared and be able to exercise your right to vote without stress and without complications. Knowledge is power, and this information will prevent disenfranchisement of our transgender community.

We thank the
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the Equality Federation for sharing this valuable information. Click here to view the toolkit.

In Equality,

Gina Duncan
Transgender Inclusion Director
Equality Florida

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Equality  Florida
Upcoming Events

Pembroke Pines Special Event!

 October 7, 2014 - 6:00pm

Lee County Equality Connection at ROCKADE 

October 7, 2014 - 6:00pm

Legacy of Equality Society Luncheon 

October 9, 2014 - 12:00pm ·      

Suncoast Equality Connection Sponsored By Venice Theatre

October 16, 2014 - 6:00pm

2014 Greater Orlando Gala 

November 14, 2014 - 8:00pm

2014 Broward Gala 

November 16, 2014 - 6:00pm

2014 Suncoast Celebration for Equality

 November 22, 2014 - 5:00pm  

2014 Inaugural Gala in Paradise

December 7, 2014 - 5:00pm

2014 Inaugural Black and White Ball of Lee County

 December 13, 2014 - 6:00pm       

2015 Tampa Gala

 February 21, 2015 - 7:30pm

See all events

 

 
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Florida is at a critical moment in our struggle to end discrimination, and the next Attorney General will have a tremendous impact on the everyday lives of lesbian, gay,
bisexual and transgender people in our state - George Sheldon is a proven leader on equality and basic human rights.

In sharp contrast to Pam Bondi who has consistently tried to block progress for the LGBT community, George Sheldon is a long-time champion of fairness. He is a vocal  supporter of the freedom to marry and the Florida Competitive Workforce Act, which would prohibit anti-LGBT discrimination in the workplace.
Florida is at a critical moment in our struggle to end discrimination, and the next  Attorney General will have a tremendous impact on the everyday lives of lesbian, gay,
bisexual and transgender people in our state - George Sheldon is a proven leader on  equality and basic human rights.

In sharp contrast to Pam Bondi who has consistently tried to block progress for the LGBT community, George Sheldon is a long-time champion of fairness. He is a vocal supporter of the freedom to marry and the Florida Competitive Workforce Act, which would prohibit anti-LGBT discrimination in the workplace.

Help George Sheldon defeat Pam Bondi by making a gift to his campaign today.

Click here to support George Sheldon in his race for Attorney General

 

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The Dixie Swim Club
Monday, September 22 and Tuesday, September 23 at 7:00pm
Stay tuned for more details in upcoming Cue Sheets.
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Monday, November 24 and Tuesday, November 25 at 7:00pm
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Something's Afoot
Monday, December 15 and Tuesday, December 16 at 7:00pm
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Tom, Dick, and Harry
Monday, February 2 and Tuesday, February 3 at 7:00pm
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The Amorous Ambassador
Monday, February 16 and Tuesday, February 17 at 1:00pm
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My Fair Lady
Monday, March 23 and Tuesday, March 24 at 7:00p
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College of Central Florida News

CF Emergency Vehicle Operations Course Begins Nov. 7

The College of Central Florida is accepting enrollment for its Emergency Vehicle Operations course that begins Friday, Nov. 7, at the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road, Building 33, Room 107.

The course completes the education requirement for Emergency Vehicle Operations and is approved by the VFIS Insurance Group, which has trained more than 152,000 emergency service personnel since 2006.

Classes will meet 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 7, through Sunday, Nov. 9. The $125 course fee covers the cost of training and all materials.

For more information or to register, contact DeBresha Walker at 352-873-5838, ext. 1381, or James Charles at ext. 1431. Registration will be accepted until Nov. 6, or until the class has filled.

Register Now for CF Unarmed Security Officer Course

Enroll now for the College of Central Florida Class D Unarmed Security Officer Course that begins Monday, Nov. 10. The class will be held at the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road, in Building 33, Room 107.

The state-approved course meets the 40-hour education requirement for unarmed security officers.

Classes will meet 6-10 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, through Friday, Nov. 21. It is a requirement to attend every class. The course fee is $140 and covers all the materials necessary for training.
For additional information or to register contact Pat Kalfs at 352-873-5838, ext. 1569, or James Charles at ext. 1431. Registration will be accepted on the first day of class, but on a first-come, first-served basis.

Appleton to Exhibit 'ReTooled: Highlights from the Hechinger Collection'

The Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, will exhibit “ReTooled: Highlights from the Hechinger Collection,” an engaging and thought-provoking look at the unexpected subject of tools, through 41 inspiring paintings, sculptures, works on paper and photographs.

Curated by Jared Packard-Winkler and organized for tour by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C., “ReTooled” is on view at the Appleton Thursday, Nov. 8, through Jan. 4, 2015, in the Edith Marie Appleton Gallery.

The Appleton will host a Director’s Circle reception Thursday,

Nov. 6, and a members’ opening reception Friday, Nov. 7.

“ReTooled” celebrates the prevalence of tools in our lives with art that magically transforms utilitarian objects into fanciful works that speak of beauty, insight and wit. Providing a dynamic entry point into the rich themes, materials and processes of 20th century art, “ReTooled” profiles 28 visionary artists from the Hechinger Collection including major artists such as Arman, Richard Estes, Howard Finster, Red Grooms, Jacob Lawrence, Fernand Léger and H.C. Westermann; photographers Berenice Abbott and Walker Evans; as well as pop artists Jim Dine, Claes Oldenburg, and James Rosenquist.

Daily admission to the Appleton Museum of Art is $8 for adults; $6 for seniors 55 or better; $5 for students 18 and over; $4 for youths ages 10-18; and free for members, CF students, children ages 9 and under, and active military personnel and their immediate families.
The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and closed on Monday, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Owned and operated by College of Central Florida, the Appleton Museum of Art is located at 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, east of downtown on SR40 (exit 352 east off I-75 or exit 268 west off I-95). Free parking is available. For more information call the Appleton Museum of Art at 352-291-4455 or visit AppletonMuseum.org.

About John Hechinger and the Hechinger Collection:
John Hechinger’s father founded the Hechinger Hardware store in 1911, but it was John Hechinger along with his brother-in-law who grew the store into a renowned chain throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Hechinger is often credited as one of the major figures in the transformation of the neighborhood hardware store to the “do-it-yourself” home improvement business. A fourth generation Washingtonian, community patron and activist, Hechinger was appointed by President Lyndon Johnson to be the first chairman of the D.C. City Council. He used his position to advocate for civil rights and diverse neighborhoods. Hechinger’s donation of his collection to IA&A for the purpose of sharing it with a broader public is yet another invaluable legacy. In the 1980s, Hechinger’s booming chain of hardware stores led him to purchase a new company headquarters. He found the offices to be efficient, but sterile. The barren space sparked an initiative to beautify the headquarters which launched Hechinger’s acquisition of a tool-inspired collection of diverse 20th century art.

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October 2, 5-8 p.m.

After Hours returns this fall with four musical events, beginning with Alpine Express on October 2, who will play Bavarian music in celebration of Oktoberfest.

The Appleton's After Hours offers live music and dancing, special programs by the Ocala Art Group and tasty samplings from Ocala Events/Mojo Grille.

Admission is free for members and $10 for nonmembers.

Upcoming After Hours Dates:

December 4-Marion Civic Chorale

February 5-Rewind Band

April 2-Southern Express Orchestra
 

Appleton to Showcase its Newest Art





The Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, will showcase its recent acquisitions for the first time in over two years in “Recent Acquisitions to the Appleton Collection.”

The collection of about 40 prints, paintings, coins and other objects added to the museum’s permanent collection since 2011 will be on display in the Balcony Gallery Saturday, Oct. 25, through Feb. 1, 2015.

“These acquisitions reflect the many cultures and time periods collected by Arthur I. Appleton with the earliest recent acquisitions of rare coins dating from Hellenistic Greece and Imperial Rome,” said Cindi Morrison, museum director. “They will join 20th century works by American Alexander Calder and Costa Rican Francisco Zuniga, as well as fine later paintings of Floridians and the Florida environment by Jack Thursby, Christopher Still, Mark Messersmith and the German-born painter Karl Zerbe.”

Cedar Key artist Chick Schwartz is represented with two whimsical works in bronze and glazed ceramic, while works by the Cuban artist Sandro de la Rosa bring captivating realism to the exhibition.

“We also have an elaborately decorated Chinese chest, which represents skilled craftsmanship in decorative arts from the past and is a welcome new addition to our Asian collection,” said Morrision.

Daily admission to the Appleton Museum of Art is $8 for adults; $6 for seniors 55 or better; $5 for students 18 and over; $4 for youths ages 10-18; and free for members, CF students, children ages 9 and under, and active military personnel and their immediate families.
The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and closed on Monday, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Owned and operated by College of Central Florida, the Appleton Museum of Art is located at 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, east of downtown on SR40 (exit 352 east off I-75 or exit 268 west off I-95). Free parking is available. For more information call the Appleton Museum of Art at 352-291-4455 or visit AppletonMuseum.org.
 
 

 

 
 
 

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Area Events

Cornerstone Leads the Way 5k
WhenSat, September 27, 6:30am – 12:00pm
WhereTuscawilla Park (300-899 NE Sanchez Avenue) (map)
DescriptionA 5k beginning at Tuscawilla Park and meandering through the north side of the downtown area. For more details, please contact Lucy Lesbirel of The Cornerstone School at 352.351.8840. Enjoy your day!


Ocala Farm Market
WhenSat, September 27, 9am – 2pm
WhereBeautiful Historic Downtowm Ocala (map)
DescriptionAbundance! Visit the market on Saturdays to reap locally grown farm fresh seasonal produce, homemade jellies and jams, delicious kettle corn, boiled peanuts, homemade crafts, and plants. The Ocala Farm Market is open every Saturday. For more details, please call 426.8244.

Florida Fallen Firefighter Memorial
WhenThu, October 2, 8:00pm – 9:30pm
WhereDowntown Square (map)
DescriptionWalk with the fire truck and honor guard from Fort King Street to the Downtown Square with pipes and drums playing. For details, please contact Richard Brown at 863.287.0913. Have a nice time!

Ocala Farm Market
WhenSat, October 4, 9am – 2pm
WhereBeautiful Historic Downtowm Ocala (map)
DescriptionAbundance! Visit the market on Saturdays to reap locally grown farm fresh seasonal produce, homemade jellies and jams, delicious kettle corn, boiled peanuts, homemade crafts, and plants. The Ocala Farm Market is open every Saturday. For more details, please call 426.8244.

Sportsability
WhenSat, October 4, 10:00am – 2:30pm
WherePaynes Prarie Preserve State Park( 100 Savannah Boulevard, Micanopy (map)
DescriptionThe City of Ocala and Florida State Parks present this event to demonstrate how differently abled individuals can participate in active recreation. Please contact Diane Leaf at 401.3916 for more information. Enjoy your day!

One Ocala One America Musical
WhenWed, October 8, 7pm – 9pm
WhereLocation to be announced (map)
DescriptionJoin us as talented musicians, singers, and dancers put on an extravaganza in celebration of our differences. Please contact Stan Creel at 368.5517 for details. Enjoy your day!

Kids iInvolved in Diversity Social (KIDS)
WhenThu, October 9, 6pm – 8pm
WhereE.D. Croskey Recreation Center (1510 NW 4 Street) (map)
DescriptionA child-friendly celebration of diversity featuring cultural programs by area youth, music, dance, and a festival of food. Contact Kelvin Richardson at 629.8389 for details. Have a fantastic day!

Movie in the Park
WhenFri, October 10, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
WhereCitizens' Circle (151 SE Osceola Avenue) (map)
DescriptionJoin us for an outdoor movie "Million Dollar Arm" on the really BIG screen. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. Contact Stan Creel at 368.5517 for information. Have a delightful day!

Ocala Farm Market
WhenSat, October 11, 9am – 2pm
WhereBeautiful Historic Downtowm Ocala (map)
DescriptionAbundance! Visit the market on Saturdays to reap locally grown farm fresh seasonal produce, homemade jellies and jams, delicious kettle corn, boiled peanuts, homemade crafts, and plants. The Ocala Farm Market is open every Saturday. For more details, please call 426.8244.


Ocala Cultural Festival
WhenSat, October 11, 1pm – 8pm
WhereDowntown Ocala (map)
DescriptionA celebration of racial harmony and cultural diversity. Live music and dance entertainment. Different cultures will be represented in music, dance, arts and crafts, and great food. Bring your chairs or blankets and be part of the One Ocala One America week. If you need additional information, please contact Stan Creel at 368.5517. Have a diverse day!


VIP Sculpture Preview Reception
WhenFri, October 17, 5:30pm – 7:00pm
WhereTuscawilla Park - 300-899 NE Sanchez Avenue (map)
DescriptionCelebrate public art and partake in the first official docent tour of the newly installed sculptures selected for the Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition. Live music, light fare, and two drink tickets included in ticket price. $30/ticket or $50/two tickets. Tickets may be purchased at the Discovery Center. Please call Melissa Townsend at 629.8447 for additional information. Have a wonderful day!

Ocala Farm Market
WhenSat, October 18, 9am – 2pm
WhereBeautiful Historic Downtowm Ocala (map)
DescriptionAbundance! Visit the market on Saturdays to reap locally grown farm fresh seasonal produce, homemade jellies and jams, delicious kettle corn, boiled peanuts, homemade crafts, and plants. The Ocala Farm Market is open every Saturday. For more details, please call 426.8244.

Thrill The World
WhenSat, October 18, 5pm – 10pm
WhereDowntown Square (map)
DescriptionAn awesome Halloween Festival brought to you by Just Entertainment, Inc. For more information, please contact Amy Alicia at 352.694.0601. Have a nice day!


Ocala Arts Festival
WhenSat, October 25, 10am – 5pm
WhereDowntown Ocala (map)
Description155 artists, juried art work, food and drinks. Entertainment on the Downtown Square and at Citizens' Circle. For more information, please contact Chayo Comas at 352.867.0355. Have a good day!



Fantastical Film Festival
WhenThursday, Oct 30, 31, and Nov 1, 2014
WhereMarion Theatre (50 S Magnolia Avenue) and Brick City Center for the Arts ( 23 SW Broadway Street) (map)
DescriptionInternational Film Festival featuring Sci-Fi, Horror and Fantasy. For details, please contact Laurie W. Zink of the Ocala Film Foundation at 352.817.4155. Have a good time!






CF International Film Series Presents 'The Violin'

The College of Central Florida International Film Series presents “The Violin,” a 2005 Mexican drama, Tuesday, Sept. 30.

This film will be shown at 2 p.m. at the Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., and at 7 p.m. in Building 8, Room 110, at the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road.

Directed by Francisco Vargas Quevedo, this black-and-white film tells the story of Don Plutarco’s life during the 1970s. This elderly man’s rural town is under the cruel control of his country’s government. To help his town, Plutarco smuggles ammunition past soldiers by playing the violin for them. The film is in Spanish with English subtitles. While the film is unrated, it does contain some sexual and violent content.

At the Appleton, viewers pay museum admission unless they are a museum member or a patron of the CF International Film Series. Series membership is $15 for individuals, $25 for dual membership and includes a bonus film each year. For information about membership, call 352-873-5808. The viewing is free at CF.

For more information on the International Film Series, contact Joe Zimmerman at 352-854-2322, ext. 1233, or visit www.cf.edu/foundation/events/events.

CF Webber Gallery Presents 'Healthy 'Art' Styles'

‎Monday, ‎September ‎08, ‎2014,

“Healthy ‘Art’ Styles” opens Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the College of Central Florida Webber Gallery, 3001 S.W. College Road, Ocala. Admission is free.

The exhibit explores the positive results of art therapy on patients and features artists Holly Hanessian and Kathy Hettinga, along with photos from UF Health Shands Arts in Medicine and AXIS Dance Company.

Hettinga, a digital artist and photographer whose work is featured in the book “The Next Generation,” said being a cancer patient gave her art new perspective.

"My work explains the process I was in,” said Hettinga. “The terror of cancer; the poisoning, yet healing work of chemotherapy…the loss of identity as a successful workaholic artist/designer; to the new work documenting the fascination and new-to-me world of health care givers, modern medical imaging, and men who heal in a world of blue and green outfits complete with head gear and shoe nets.”

The exhibit was curated by Tyrus Clutter, assistant professor of Art and Art History at CF.

The closing reception will be held Monday, Nov. 3, from 5:30-7 p.m. After the reception, AXIS Dance Company will perform in the Dassance Fine Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. The company performs “physically integrated dance,” a contemporary dance form that evolves from the collaboration between dancers with and without disabilities. To purchase tickets, call the CF Box Office at 352-873-5810 or visit tickets.cf.edu.

The Webber Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is closed Saturdays, Sundays and college holidays. For more information call 352-873-5809.


CF to Host Lecture on Near-death Experiences

‎Monday, ‎September ‎08, ‎2014

The College of Central Florida Humanities and Social Sciences Department will host a lecture regarding the latest findings on near-death experiences Monday, Sept. 15, from 7-8:30 p.m., in the Charles R. Dassance Fine Arts Center at the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road.

“What We Can Learn From Near-death and Other Transformative Experiences!” with Dr. Scott Olsen, CF professor of Philosophy and Religion, is presented in partnership with The Interfaith Alliance of Marion County.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Olsen at olsens@cf.edu or 352-854-2322, ext. 1236.


Nathan Douglas Hall Art on Display at CF Citrus

 

‎Monday, ‎September ‎08, ‎2014, ‏‎

The paintings and drawings of Citrus County resident Nathan Douglass Hall are on display at the College of Central Florida Citrus Campus, 3800 S. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto, through Friday, Oct. 17.

Hall, who moved to Crystal River from New Hampshire in 1996, graduated from Crystal River High in 2001. He graduated from Full Sail University in Orlando before moving to Los Angeles to work in the film industry where he helped film a special on Elton John.

Hall went on to teach conversational English in China for two years. While in China, he continued to create art.

There is no fee to view the exhibit, which is on display in the upper level of the Dorothea Jerome Building. Viewing hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. The exhibit will be closed during the weekend. For more information, contact CF Associate Professor of Visual Arts Michele Wirt at 352-746-6721, ext. 6131, or email wirtm@cf.edu.

CF Open House Events for Bachelor of Science in Nursing

‎Tuesday, ‎September ‎02, ‎2014

The College of Central Florida will host open house events to share information about its Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. In these casual question-and-answer sessions, attendees will learn about the new program, career pathways in nursing, and have an opportunity to tour CF’s new Health Sciences Simulation Center.

The first session will be held Wednesday, Sept. 10, from 2-4 p.m. in the center, Building 16 at the Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. Additional sessions will be held Mondays, Sept. 15 from 4-6 p.m., Sept. 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Sept. 29 from 1-3 p.m. at the same location.

CF estimates that tuition for upper division nursing courses at CF will cost $4,715, which is more than 40 percent less than a student would pay if they earned their degree at a four-year public university.

Dr. Barbara Lange, CF dean of Health Sciences, said the appeal of CF’s BSN degree is more than convenience and affordability.

“Our nursing program is well-established and more successful than many other state and national programs,” said Lange. “Our students’ passing rates on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses are much higher than state and national averages. In 2012, for example, our passing rate was 96 percent, but the state average was 87 percent and the national average was 90 percent.”

For information about the sessions, please contact Nancy Cintron, 352-854-2322, ext. 1433, or Laurie Saputo, ext. 1586.


 
 

Cocktails and Conversation  with Martina Navratilova and friends in support of LPAC

VOTERS ALLIANCE

LPAC is a Political Action Committee, formed by a group of committed activists and donors, to positively influence the current political and social landscape. After decades of being a small subset of players in women's rights and LGBT rights political efforts, the women of LPAC are stepping up to get organized like never before, aiming to give lesbians a real and meaningful seat at the table. With significant resources behind us, LPAC is making a true impact for lesbians in politics.

The Palm Beach County Human Rights Council Voters Alliance is proud to support LPAC.

LPAC supports candidates who champion a range of issues that impact lesbians and their families, these include:
•Ending discriminatory treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals and their families;
•Supporting sexual and reproductive freedom and women's access to quality healthcare; and,
•Furthering social, racial, and economic justice for all Americans.
This paid electioneering communication, which is independent of any party, candidate or committee, is produced, sponsored and paid for by the The Palm Beach County Human Rights Council Voters Alliance.

The Palm Beach County Human Rights Council Voters Alliance.
Post Office Box 267
West Palm Beach, Florida 33402
(561) 358-0105

The Palm Beach County Human Rights Council Voters Alliance

is dedicated to electing candidates who will work to end discrimination

based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.

Palm Beach County Human Rights Council Voters Alliance
Post Office Box 267  West Palm Beach, Florida 33402

(561) 358-0105    www.pbchrc.org    pbchrc@gmail.com  

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Crazy For You

 

Opens Thursday, September 4 at 8pm

Runs through Sunday, September 28

 

Adults: $25   Students/Children: $12

  

Bobby Child, son of a wealthy banking family, is trying to make it big in the razzle-dazzle show-biz world of the Zangler Follies in 1930s New York City - until his mother sends him to foreclose on the rundown Gaiety Theater in the sleepy former gold-mining town of Deadrock, Nevada.  read more

The Curtain Raiser

September 2014

 

Click the September 2014 link above to read The Curtain Raiser and to see more about the exciting shows and events coming up like, "Crazy For You" and more .  All the information can be found in the September 2014 Curtain Raiser.

 

 

Season tickets are on sale now!

Now is the time to purchase season tickets for the 2014-2015 season.  

 

When you purchase a season ticket, you save 20% off the regular price of admission.

 

 

If you have any questions about season tickets or would like to sign up, come by the theatre or call us at 352-236-2274. Our box office personnel will be happy to assist you.

 

Click here  to learn about season tickets and to view our new season brochure.

 

 

Get The Word Out!

 

PFLAG Lady Lake is now the only chapter in a very wide area, possibly the only one in the tricounty area of Marion/Sumter/Lake counties.

 

"PFLAG Lady Lake is a support group for the parents, families, and friends of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning persons. We educate and help people to come to a greater acceptance of LGBTQ individuals. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of every month at The Holiday Inn Express in The Villages on Hwy 441 at 6:30pm. Contact phone - 352-693-2173" 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
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