The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences/Marion County Extension Service and Marion County Master Gardeners will present the Vegetable Garden Expo from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the auditorium of the extension service, 2232 N.E. Jacksonville Road, Ocala.

The one-stop garden shop will feature garden accessories, supplies and seedlings. There also will be seminars and guided vegetable and herb garden tours.

Admission is free.

Details: 352-671-8400 or


• The Alliance to Protect Water Resources will have a brief business meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at Clermont's Historic Village, 490 West Ave. There also will be a meet-and-greet with invited local candidates running for School Board, County Commission, Water Authority and local City Councils.

Details: Peggy Cox, 352-429-2403.

• The Peripheral Neuropathy support group will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday in the card room in the lodge at Waterman Village, 445 Waterman Ave., Mount Dora.

Peripheral neuropathy affects nerves that run from the brain or the spine to the arms, hands, legs and feet by breaking down the sheath that covers and protects nerve endings.

Details: Jack Koehler, 352-735-2077.

Bilingual story time

Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St., is offering bilingual story time at 1 p.m. every Thursday.

The interactive story time is for speakers of Spanish, English or both featuring stories, songs, fingerplays, and make a craft to take home.

All ages are welcome, but story time is geared to children ages 2 through 6.

The event is free. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver

Registration isn't required.

For more information, call 352-728-9790 or email

Unwanted furniture, electronics

Marion County residents can get rid of unwanted furniture at recycling centers. Marion County Solid Waste Department monthly furniture collection for September is 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the following locations:

Sept. 13 at 17780 N.E. 19th Court, Citra. S