MEGA Monday Oct. 16 – Violence Prevention

Together, we can prevent abuse, protect childhood, and empower survivors. Come join the conversation. Guest Speakers Monica Bryant, Family Violence Prevention Coordinator Marion County Children’s Alliance and Wendy Wilson and Bonnie Tieche The Ocala Sexual Assault Center Monday, Oct. 16 12:30-1:45 p.m. Building 8, Room 110 Did you know? 1 in 4 women and 1

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FRS Workshop Replay Available

Did you miss the Florida Retirement System Workshops on Oct. 4 and/or 5?  The workshops were recorded and have been posted online, as follows. Once you click on the video link, click on the Launch Presentation button to start the video. Using the FRS to Plan for Your Retirement Link to video: Investment Planning

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Mental Health & Well-being Awareness

From: Aetna Resources For LivingSM In recent years, the need for better care of our mental health and wellbeing has become a topic of discussion for communities, government organizations and news sources. We often focus on keeping our bodies healthy. Our mental health is just as important. There are times when life can seem overwhelming.

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Fall Concert – Oct. 13

Come join us Friday, Oct. 13 as the College of Central Florida Music Department presents the Wind Symphony and Patriot Singers combined fall concert.  The concert will be held on the Front Terrace of the Dassance Fine Arts Center and begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. Rain date: Saturday, Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m. For

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Music and the Brain – Oct. 18

CF Visual and Performing Arts Department Masterclass and Lecture Series “Music and the Brain” presented by Dr. Jose Gaudier, Ocala neurosurgeon Wednesday, Oct. 18, 12:30 p.m. Dassance Fine Arts Center, Room 104 The neurological effects of music from a medical perspective will be explored. Free and open to the public. Call 352-873-5810 for more information.

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Take Time to Unwind

October is National Physical Therapy Month and the CF PTA students will be celebrating by offering FREE MASSAGES! Contact Patti Hooker to make an appointment, or 352-854-2322, ext. 1644. Thursdays at the Hampton Center, Room 109 Oct. 12, Oct. 19 and Oct. 26 1-4:30 p.m.  

MEGA Monday Oct. 9 – Peruvian Art and Music

Peruvian Art & Music Visionary Artwork Demonstration Oct. 9 12:30-1:45 pm Webber Center Free Food! Painters trained at the Usko-Ayar Amazonian School of Painting will demonstrate their painting techniques accompanied by traditional music from the rainforest.  Enjoy the artistic talent and music, along with the Webber Gallery  exhibition of 60 stunning paintings from the Mysteries

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Support Heart Walk 2017

The American Heart Association Heart Walk is this Saturday, Oct. 7. Thank you for all that you have done to raise awareness and funds to fight heart disease in Marion County 7:30 a.m. – Festivities begin 8 a.m. – Stage program begins 8:15 a.m. – College of Central Florida team photo 8:30 a.m. –  Walk

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Unsolicited Phone Calls

Members Who Report an Unsolicited Phone Call Some members have recently reported receiving suspicious phone calls that may have displayed “Florida Blue” or “Blue Cross” on the caller ID or where the caller identified that they were calling from Florida Blue or Blue Cross. However, some of these calls don’t seem legitimate. In some cases,

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Nursing Poster Presentation Oct 18

Students from Nursing IV will share the latest nursing research in a poster presentation Wednesday, Oct 18, 1-3 p.m. in the Webber Center at the Ocala Campus. View student posters and ask about their research findings. An interesting variety of topics will be covered as students’ research the topics they are interested in. For information, contact

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College Park Elementary School Read-in Oct. 12

Volunteers are needed for the annual read-in at College Park Elementary School Thursday, Oct. 12, from 8-9 p.m. It takes a pencil to write a story, a book to open minds, and some time to make a difference. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Kelly Besser at or 352-854-2322, ext. 1620.

Relaxation Workshop Oct. 25

Explore ways to incorporate more relaxation in your life. with Lori Witkowich, E-RYT 200, and Julie Jenkins, E-RYT 200, will offer a relaxation class for faculty, staff and students Wednesday, Oct. 25, 12:30-1:30 p.m. in room 101 of the Ewers Century Center. Practice Savasana. Renew and recharge. Understand how this practice relates to our overall

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Cooper Featured in American Book Review

Dr. Ron Cooper’s essay “Depravity is a Thing of the Spirit: Hating Harry Crews,” is featured in the current issue of American Book Review. “When asked what one thinks of Harry Crews, the proper response is, ‘Which Harry Crews?’ Even people unfamiliar with his writing often express disgust for his penchant for barroom brawls, drunkenness,

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Wear Your Wings 5K Run and Walk

CF is partnering with Marion County Children’s Alliance Family Violence Workgroup for the “Wear Your Wings” 5K Run and Walk Saturday, Oct. 28, at Jervey Gantt Park, 2200 S.E. 36th Ave, Ocala. All proceeds benefit victims of domestic violence. Registration and packet pick up begins at 7 a.m. and the race starts at 8 a.m.

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