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Events, News, and Activities

SCA presents Gentiva Ocala Metro India Fest 2024: A Cross-Cultural Experience of India

October 5, 2024, at Citizens’ Circle in Downtown Ocala from 11.30 am to 6 pm.  This is a free, community-wide, family-friendly, fun and enriching cultural experience of India’s culture, art, and history. Open to public.  Everyone is invited. Individuals from diverse ethnicities and backgrounds have opportunities to perform dance and music in Indian cultural programs, drape sarees in Saree Experience, model Indian attire in Indian Fashion Show, participate in India Trivia Quiz. There will be free face painting and arts activities for children. Throughout the day, people can visit various vendors of Indian food, handicrafts, henna, jewelry, clothing, saree, etc. 

SCA presents its Experience India – Artist in Residence 2024

Our visiting artist is Ms. Binal Wala, a highly accomplished performer, choreographer, teacher of Bharatnatyam style of Indian classical dance from Ahmedabad, India.  She will be in Ocala, FL from April 5, 2024, to April 17, 2024, and will educate and engage communities in Indian arts, culture and dances through dance recitals, workshops, lectures, demonstrations, etc. Citizens will have opportunities to learn, enjoy and experience authentic Indian classical art form from a highly accomplished artist from India.

SCA is grateful to LILAC Foundation, Marion Cultural Alliance, and Ocala Municipal Arts Commission for their generous support of the program.

For sponsorship, performances, engagements, and further information, please contact Dr. Sheni Meghani at

Gentiva Ocala Diwali Celebration at the Citizens' Circle in Downtown Ocala on November 19, 2023

Strategic Community Alliance, Inc. presents the Gentiva Ocala Diwali Celebration, Ocala’s first-ever community-wide Diwali celebration. Please join us in this unique, fun, and family-oriented celebration of Indian culture.  Participants from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities represented in Ocala and Marion County will have opportunity to wear Indian traditional attires, learn Indian dance moves, taste Indian food, and experience Indian culture.

We thank our sponsors – Gentiva Hospice (Flag Sponsor), Ocala Style and Ocala Gazette, Cox Communications, Ocala Municipal Arts Council, Team Cone, Circle Square Cultural Center, Zone Health and Fitness, Tejal Dhruve CPA LLC, Samaroo Law, Devoted Health Plans, Elitesoundz, and Ramdeen Sounds – for providing such an enriching cross-cultural experience to the community.

If interested in being a part of this wonderful event (participate, volunteer, donate, sponsor, etc.), please contact Dr. Sheni Meghani at or 267.575.1227.

Ocala/Marion County Community Partnership

Communities across the country have an opportunity and challenge to address the racial tensions that have increased worldwide since approximately 2012. SCA has initiated efforts to proactively engage communities to make significant progress in improving racial relations. SCA is designing initiatives to bring individuals of all races, ethnicities, and backgrounds together to jointly address some of the unique challenges faced in our communities of color. SCA facilitates shared opportunities for community partners to discuss and develop measurable goals that provide economic and social empowerment opportunities for communities of color.

SCA conducted a very valuable SWOT analysis with input from local citizens and residents of the community and is working towards developing a strategic plan for the Black Community that will be executed by the community members. All citizens regardless of race, ethnicity, etc. are encouraged to participate in this process. All of our meetings are held at Mary Sue Rich Community Center in Ocala.  The dates for the next three meetings are July 27, 2023; and August 31, 2023; and September 30, 2023.  Please contact for more information.

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