Today, May 25th is Red Nose Day! Red Nose Day has an interesting history. Comic Relief launched in 1985 in the United Kingdom with the goal of using comedy to raise money and help those leading really tough lives. The goal? It is to create a just world free from poverty. Something we all long for. The very first Red Nose Day was held in 1988 and a movement began. Red Nose Day has raised over $1 billion globally and since 2015, in America has raised over $60 million. Proceeds help kids and young people who need it most. Want to donate? Click here!
Don’t miss out! Tonight, Tuesday, May 16th at 6:00 p.m. Honda of Ocala will be giving away a car! Not just any car, a brand new 2017 Honda Civic LX Coupe to a Marion County high school senior with perfect attendance! The winner will be randomly selected from eligible entries. It has become an exciting tradition at Honda of Ocala, “..investing in our community and its future through education is a priority for us,” said Andrew Vislosky, General Manager of Honda of Ocala. Now in it’s 7th year, the Perfect Car for Perfect Attendance Giveaway began in 2011 as a partnership between Honda of Ocala and the Marion County Public Schools to encourage better attendance among seniors during their last year of school. So join us as we celebrate Seniors and a dealership that cares!
Saturday May 13th, you should head on down to the Reilly Arts Center for the Best of British! Experience two legendary tributes in one night! “Highway to Hell” the ultimate ACDC tribute show and “Absolute Queen”. WIND FM Rocks the Reilly with this night to remember. This event will be held on May 13th, and Lobby doors open at 6:30 PM. Tickets range from $15 to $30, you can buy your tickets online Here. Come enjoy a night of great classic rock, tasty drinks and of course supporting the art community here in lovely Ocala! What better way is there to spend your Saturday night than listening to amazing music?
Mother’s day is almost here and what better way to celebrate it than with a concert under the night sky? The Fine Arts For Ocala organization is hosting a symphony under the stars this Sunday, May 14th. The cost will be $25 an adult, and $5 for children aged 6 – 17, under 6 will be free! You can bring your own picnic and drinks, or purchase from the select food vendors that will be there. Come treat mom to an amazing night out under the stars in Ocala, the event is located at The Ocala Golf Club: 3130 E Silver Springs Boulevard.
KCountry 93.7 FM and WIND-FM have partnered with the Humane Society to present the Pet Expo this Saturday, May 6th from 9 am – 1 pm at Jervey Gantt park and Letty Towles Dog Park (2290 SE 32nd Avenue). Don’t miss the puppies, kittens, cats and dogs looking for their forever home! In addition to pet adoptions, there will be agility contests, demonstrations by the Sheriff’s department, costume contests and much more! Bring your four-legged buddy or find your next one and enjoy the fun this Saturday! You won’t want to miss it!
It’s Teacher Appreciation week! Well, it’s actually two weeks. It started Monday, May 1st and lasts through Friday, May 12th. Can you remember that special teacher, the one that helped you overcome, inspired, encouraged, the one who made learning fun. There were probably several! It’s time to love on a teacher! Gift cards or a homemade craft by your child are thoughtful ideas. A handmade note from your child would be a treasure! Share pictures of how you appreciated a teacher and use the hashtag #ThankATeacher on social media!