News & Events

Adopt a Senior Pet Event

November 8, 2019
10 AM-2 PM

Join The Animal League at the Hiers-Baxley Life Event Center in the Villages as we celebrate Adopt a Senior Pet Month. Senior pets deserve a loving home and make the best pets.

We will have some of our adorable adoptables on site and ready to go home. Be sure to fill out the adoption application before the event to get pre-approved. Just visit to submit. Adoption counselors will be on hand to answer questions.

When the Wind Stops - Ocala Civic Theatre

November 11, 2019 | 7 PM
November 12, 2019 | 2 PM

Based on the true experiences of central Florida veterans, the touring production of the drama "When the Wind Stops" will be live on stage at Ocala Civic Theatre for a special Veterans Day presentation over two days.

Ocala Civic Theatre, 4337 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, Florida 34470

Visit the Facebook event for more information.

Lunch & Learn Seminar

November 11-14, 2019
11:30 AM

Please join us for a complimentary lunch and learning seminar at one of our events happening during the week of the 11th.

You'll have the opportunity to meet the staff at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Home and learn more about how pre-planning can save you money and ease the burden on your loved ones. In this seminar, you'll learn how easy it is to ensure your final wishes are known and protect your family by pre-planning and pre-funding your funeral and cemetery arrangements. This is an informational seminar so please leave your checkbook at home.

Seating is limited, please call 352-369-1020 to RSVP in advance and secure your free meal.

Monday, November 11 - Mesa de Notte, 2436 E Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL
Tuesday, November 12 - Hiers-Baxley TimberRidge, 9695 SW 110th Street, Ocala, FL
Wednesday, November 13 - Hiers-Baxley Belleview, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL
Thursday, November 14 - Hiers-Baxley Belleview, 5946 SE Robinson Road, Belleview, FL

Veterans Memorial Benefits Seminar

November 14, 2019

Did you know your status as a U.S. Armed Forces veteran qualifies you for special funeral benefits? Honor your service while protecting your loved ones from unnecessary financial and emotional pain. Join us for this important informational seminar and free meal. 

Hiers-Baxley Life Event Center
3975 Wedgewood Lane
The Villages, FL 32162

Spouses and loved ones are welcome. Please RSVP at (352) 306-0021.

Hope Illuminates 2019

December 7, 2019
5:30-6:30 PM

On Friday, December 6 at 5:30pm, come celebrate the memory of your loved ones at Highland Memorial Park.

This will be the 11th annual Hope Illuminates Community Candlelight Remembrance. The event is free of charge and open to the public.

An inspirational message will be provided, followed by an interactive candle-lighting ceremony and light refreshments.

National Remembrance Wreath Laying Ceremony

December 14, 2019

You're invited to join us at Highland Memorial Park for a wreath laying ceremony in honor of Veterans on National Wreaths Across America Day!

Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, the mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 1,600 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad.

Join us for our local Remembrance Wreath Laying Ceremony on December 14, 2019 at Noon.

We understand we have Veterans Day in the fall and Memorial Day in the spring, but our service members sacrifice their time and safety every single day of the year to preserve our freedoms.

In many homes, there is an empty seat for one who is serving or one who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. There is no better time to express our appreciation than during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. We hope you will join us to show our veterans and their families that we will not forget. We will never forget.