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Hiers-Baxley Community Care...providing healing experiences for our community

Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services is pleased to offer a wide variety of both ongoing and seasonal events.  Find out what's going on locally and at Highland Memorial Park, Ocala's Premier Memorial Park.  Additionally, we invite you to share your special event with us on our community event listing.  Return often to see what’s upcoming.  If you’d like to keep up-to-date via the web, we invite you to visit our social media pages.  You can find us on Facebook.  

January Events

  • HONORING OLD GLORY...Flag Retirement Program
    Wednesday, January 22, 2014 : 12:00 AM to Thursday, December 31, 2015 : 12:00 AM

    Community members who would like to donate their tattered, torn or faded American flag(s) to the "Honoring Old Glory" Flag Retirement Program can bring their flag(s) to any one of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services’ five locations as well as Highland Memorial Park. The flag(s) will be registered for the program and great care will be taken to ensure that “Old Glory” is decommissioned honorably.

    Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services:
    >910 E Silver Springs Blvd - Ocala, 34470
    >9695 SW 110th Street - Ocala, 34481
    >5946 SE Robinson Road - Belleview, 34420
    >1511 Buenos Aires Blvd - The Villages, 32159

    Highland Memorial Park:
    >1515 NE Third Street - Ocala, 34470

    Justin Baxley with Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services said this, “Our flag, like each of us, has a life span. It is exceeding important that when an American flag becomes worn and tattered or is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display; it should be decommissioned with solemnity and respect. Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services and Highland Memorial Park have partnered with the Boy Scouts of America, Troop #72 to retire American flags in a dignified way.”
    For additional information, call Community Outreach Coordinator, Stephanie Scheib @ 352.671-6461.

July Events

  • LifeSteps™...stepping forward, remembering always at The Villages Lifelong Learning College
    Wednesday, July 08, 2015 : 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

    A new series of the “LifeSteps™…stepping forward, remembering always” Healing Outreach begins on Wednesday, July 8 @ 4:00 pm. Meeting place is The Villages Lifelong Learning College located @251 Buffalo Trail.
    The unique LifeSteps™ program offers a variety of excellent topics for those who have experienced loss. The topics are tailor-made to provide practical next steps in the healing journey. Each workshop includes a different topic of interest and a different speaker. The series concludes with a “healthy cooking” workshop facilitated by an expert chef.
    This is a free community outreach. There is no charge to attend.
    Seating is limited; register your attendance by July 8 to Stephanie Scheib @ 352-671-6461.

  • SCRAPPY ANGELS Quilt Group
    Thursday, July 09, 2015 : 9:30 AM to Thursday, December 17, 2015 : 12:00 PM

    Are you a Quilter? If not, have you ever wanted to try? Consider joining the Scrappy Angel Quilters!...a FREE community club that promotes an interest in Quilting and related topics. Everyone is invited, regardless of your skill. Enjoy the chat and the advice that everyone shares. Sessions take place on Thursdays from 9:30 am until noon. Meeting place is the Community Room at Memorial Baptist Church located at 3693 SE 95th St-Ocala. Hope to see you there! For additional information, contact Community Outreach Specialist, Stephanie Scheib at 352.671.6461.
     

August Events

  • LifeSteps™...stepping forward, remembering always at CTAE-Ocala
    Monday, August 17, 2015 : 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM

    A new series of the “LifeSteps™…stepping forward, remembering always” Healing Outreach begins on Monday, August 17 @ 3:00 pm at CTAE (Community Technical & Adult Education) Center in Ocala @ 1014 SW 7th Rd.
    The unique LifeSteps™ program offers a variety of excellent topics for those who have experienced loss. The topics are tailor-made to provide practical next steps in the healing journey. Each workshop includes a different topic of interest and a different speaker. The series concludes with a “healthy cooking” workshop facilitated by an expert chef.
    This is a free community outreach. There is no charge to attend.
    Seating is limited; register your attendance by Aug 17 to Stephanie Scheib @ 352-671-6461.

September Events

  • FIELD OF FLAGS....Honoring & Remembering 9/11, THE VILLAGES. FL
    Monday, September 07, 2015 : 8:00 AM to Sunday, September 13, 2015 : 5:00 PM

    In honor of the victims and heroes of September 11th, Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services will host the Field of Flags Memorial Display from September 7 through September 13 at The Villages Public Safety Department located at 3035 Morse Boulevard, The Villages, FL 32163. The exhibit is FREE and open to the public.
    The display will feature a field of American flags, 2,996 to be precise - one for every victim, emergency responder and military member who lost their life on September 11, 2001.
    Beginning September 7th and running through September 12, community can receive a free 9/11 memorial lapel pin by visiting Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services located at 1511 Buenos Aires Blvd, The Villages, FL. For more information, call Community Outreach Specialist, Stephanie Scheib @ 352-671-6461.

  • FIELD OF FLAGS….Honoring & Remembering 9/11, OCALA, FL
    Friday, September 11, 2015 : 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Highland Memorial Park will host the annual FIELD OF FLAGS remembrance on Friday, September 11 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. FIELD OF FLAGS is a FREE event for the entire family. Highland Memorial Park is located at 1515 NE Third Street in Ocala. For additional info, call Community Outreach Specialist, Stephanie Scheib at 352-671-6461.

October Events

  • LifeSteps™...stepping forward, remembering always at CTAE-Ocala
    Monday, October 05, 2015 : 3:00 PM to 4:15 PM

    A new series of the “LifeSteps™…stepping forward, remembering always” Healing Outreach begins on Monday, October 5 @ 3:00 pm at CTAE (Community Technical & Adult Education) Center in Ocala @ 1014 SW 7th Rd.
    The unique LifeSteps™ program offers a variety of excellent topics for those who have experienced loss. The topics are tailor-made to provide practical next steps in the healing journey. Each workshop includes a different topic of interest and a different speaker. The series concludes with a “healthy cooking” workshop facilitated by an expert chef.
    This is a free community outreach. There is no charge to attend.
    Seating is limited; register your attendance by Oct 5 to Stephanie Scheib @ 352-671-6461.

  • LifeSteps™...stepping forward, remembering always at The Villages Lifelong Learning College
    Wednesday, October 07, 2015 : 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

    A new series of the “LifeSteps™…stepping forward, remembering always” Healing Outreach begins on Wednesday, October 7 @ 4:00 pm. Meeting place is The Villages Lifelong Learning College located @251 Buffalo Trail.
    The unique LifeSteps™ program offers a variety of excellent topics for those who have experienced loss. The topics are tailor-made to provide practical next steps in the healing journey. Each workshop includes a different topic of interest and a different speaker. The series concludes with a “healthy cooking” workshop facilitated by an expert chef.
    This is a free community outreach. There is no charge to attend.
    Seating is limited; register your attendance by October 7 to Stephanie Scheib @ 352-671-6461.

  • ALWAYS IN MY HEART...a Walk of Remembrance & Bubble Release
    Saturday, October 17, 2015 : 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    On Saturday, October 17 at 10 am, Highland Memorial Park…a Place for Remembering, and Every Little Miracle-The Kyleigh Faith Foundation” will host a remembrance walk in recognition of national “Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day.” This event is FREE and open to the public.
    Each participant in the walk will receive a ribbon on which to write their child’s name on and carry with them. Upon finishing the ½ mile route through beautiful, historic Highland Memorial Park, walkers will file up to attach ribbons to a memorial wreath. To make the remembrance a positive experience for any children who attend, Highland Memorial Park will provide a variety of bubble wands and bubble blowers for the children to use to honor their loved ones and siblings. Children need to know that grieving is acceptable. For additional information about events sponsored by the outreach of Hiers-Baxley Community Care, contact Community Outreach Specialist, Stephanie Scheib @ 352-671-6461.

November Events

  • STUDENTS TO HONOR VETERANS WITH “FLAG PLACEMENT PROJECT”
    Wednesday, November 11, 2015 : 12:00 AM

    On Wednesday, November 11, at beautiful, historic Highland Memorial Park, Marion County students will place flags on the graves of hundreds, remembering each Veteran, their service, and their lives. With maps and flags in hand, the group will pay their respects by placing American flags on gravesites - one for each of the Veterans buried at Highland Memorial Park Cemetery located at 1515 NE Third Street in Ocala. For additional information about events to honor veterans sponsored by the outreach of Hiers-Baxley Community Care, contact Community Outreach Specialist, Stephanie Scheib @ 352-671-6461.

  • $6 EA for STREET SIDE BLEACHER SEATING @ 2015 OCALA CHRISTMAS PARADE
    Friday, November 13, 2015 : 2:00 PM to Saturday, December 12, 2015 : 5:00 PM

    ONLY $6.00 EACH FOR STREET-SIDE BLEACHER SEATING
    100 % of proceeds from sales will support a iocal charity.
    For a cost of only $6.00 each, you will receive RESERVED Parking , RESERVED Street-Side BLEACHER seating plus HOT COCOA & COOKIES as you enjoy the Dec 2015 Ocala Christmas Parade. For info or to purchase tickets, call 352.671.7171.

    Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services is committed to offering quality programs that support community.

December Events

  • Hope Illuminates Candlelight Remembrance at Highland Memorial Park in Ocala, FL
    Friday, December 04, 2015 : 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

    The public is invited to share an evening of music, hope, and healing at the 2015 HOPE ILLUMINATES CANDLELIGHT REMEMBRANCE...to Honor the Memory of our Loved Ones. The remembrance takes place on Friday evening, December 4th at 7:00 pm at Highland Memorial Park located at 1515 NE Third St in Ocala. The event is FREE and open to the public. The remembrance will feature beautiful music performed by the Oakcrest Baptist Church Hand Bell Choir, inspirational message, special memorial to our loved ones, an interactive candle lighting followed by a hot cocoa & cookie social. Each guest will receive a special gift in memory of their loved one.To RSVP or for additional info, contact Community Outreach Coordinator, Stephanie Scbeib at 352-671-6461.

  • Hope Illuminates Candlelight Remembrance at The Villages, FL
    Friday, December 04, 2015 : 7:00 PM

    The public is invited to share an evening of music, hope, and healing at the 2015 HOPE ILLUMINATES CANDLELIGHT REMEMBRANCE...to Honor the Memory of our Loved Ones. The remembrance takes place on Friday evening, December 5th at 7:00 pm at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services located at 1511 Buenos Aires Blvd in The Villages. The event is FREE and open to the public. The remembrance will feature an inspirational message, beautiful music; a special memorial to our loved ones, an interactive candle lighting followed by a hot cocoa & cookie social. Each guest will receive a special gift in memory of their loved one. For additional info, call Community Outreach Specialist, Stephanie Scheib at 352-671-6461.

  • NATIONAL WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA DAY @ Highland Memorial Park
    Saturday, December 12, 2015 : 11:45 AM to 12:00 PM

    In honor and tribute to our Veterans and Military, Highland Memorial Park...a Place for Remembering, along with American Legion Post 284, and a host of local Veteran organizations will place live balsam wreaths on Veteran's grave sites at beautiful, historic Highland Memorial Park, 1515 NE Third St in Ocala on Saturday, December 12; formal program at 11:45 am. Help spread the message about the importance of remembering our fallen heroes, honoring those who served, and teaching our children about the sacrifices made by Veterans and their families to preserve our freedoms. For information or to purchase a wreath, call Stephanie Scheib at 352-671-6461.