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Can you fix a faucet or drive a neighbor?

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By Carol Ann Wheeler

Reach Out needs people willing to do minor home repairs such as fixing drippy faucets or changing light bulbs. If you can help, call Jim Connelly at 237-7782.

There is also always a need for drivers. If you are willing to drive your fellow Oak Runners to doctors’ appointments, call Pat Ghertler at 854-6025.

Fine Arts Show

Don’t forget the Fine Arts Show, tomorrow, Saturday, March 7, from 1 to 4 p.m. sponsored by the Art Club. Palm Grove will be filled with beautiful art and photography and there will be free refreshments. A drawing for the original watercolor, "Poppies," by Mary Trowbridge will benefit an art student at CFCC. Tickets on sale at the show. Questions, call Helen Harrell.

Community Fair

The ORHA Board is once again hosting a Community Fair on Sunday, April 26 from 1to 5 p.m. in and around the Orchid Club. There will be lots of games and prizes, and the infamous "Dunk Tank."

Prices are $3 for 10 game/food tickets, plus two tickets for a hot dog/barbecue, or $5 for 25 game/food tickets, plus two tickets for a hot dog/barbecue. No tickets sold at the door for hot dogs or barbecue.

Additional game/food tickets will be available at the door. These give you access to all the games and may be used to purchase beer, soda, ice cream, popcorn and chips.

Tickets can be purchased through any director, at Bingo, the Pancake Breakfast, and Donut Drop-In throughout March. If you have any questions, call Eileen Dowling at 861-8751.

Do You Remember?

Tune in channel 12 for Len Teitler’s presentation of the 2007 OMI Christmas party, narrated by Anna Boodee, following FYI daily from March 6 to 13.

Renaissance Women

Join the group for lunch Thursday, March 12 at China Lee Buffet on Silver Springs Boulevard at 12:30 p.m. Be at the overflow parking at 11:30 a.m. to carpool. Call Nancy at 237-6475 for reservations.

There are still open seats for the April 20 bus trip to the Hard Rock Casino in Tampa. Cost is $21, but you will get back $30 for lunch and use at the casino. Call Valerie at 873-1633to add your name to the list.

Our next meeting is Sunday, March 22, at 2 p.m. at Palm Grove.

Troubadours

Tickets for the Troubadours’ spring concert, "This Is It," go on sale in the Orchid Club lobby March 9 from 8 to 10:30 a.m. See the flyer in this month’s Oak Run Newsletter for other dates and times.

The concert featuring popular favorites from Broadway and the movies, will be presented in Palm Grove at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 16 and 17. Reserved seating is $5 and general admission is $3.

Photography Club

The March 9 meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the Orchid Club. The guest speaker is Robert Kamarowski, a black and white photographer. A review of members’ photos will be shown, including February’s field trip to Rainbow Springs and portrait photography. “Tips and Techniques” by NC Sizemore on bracketing, cropping, resizing will also be shared.

There may be an additional field trip offered to Rainbow Springs State Park in late March or early April to see baby barred owls. For more information on the club call Laurie Stamm or visit www.orphotoclub.com.

Way Off Broadway

Way Off Broadway will have auditions for its fall play, Oklahoma, in the Island Club on March 19 from 6 to 9 p.m., March 21 from 9 a.m. to noon and March 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. Audition materials are available by calling Diane or Frank Porterfield at 237-9410.

New England Club

Officers elected at the January meeting are: Marci Voghell, president; Bob Voghell, vice president; Chris Poulton, treasurer; and Joan Fiorentino, secretary.

Our next meeting will be Thursday, March 19 when we will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a traditional corn beef and cabbage dinner with all the trimmings catered by My Son’s. BYOB and entertainment by DJ Ron.

Tickets are $12 members and guests, on dale in the Orchid Club lobby March 13 and 16 from 9 to 11 a.m. For more information, call Marci Voghell at 873-0870.

German-American Social Club

It was a night of sparkling beads, silly hats, and overall good cheer as Faschingfest/Mardi Gras was celebrated at Palm Grove on Feb. 18. Tired dancing feet were given several respites with door prizes and a 50/50 drawing.

President Irene Fortuna and treasurer Ken Domingue wish to express their deep appreciation to all who participated in the planning, set-up, decorating and clean-up, especially Gene Schuster, Lori Benz, Sara Schmidt, Edel Devinoff and Gus Orrego. A special thank you to George Murphy for being our chaplain on this special evening.

OMI

OMI’s annual golf outing at Spruce Creek Preserve will be Saturday, April 5, with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Open to all Oak Run golfers and the $31 fee includes golf, a cart and lunch.

We welcome all foursomes. For more information and to sign up, call Glen at 291-0174.

Bocce Club

On a cold Saturday morning 54 members turned out for the Frank Inserra Mid-season Memorial Tournament. After four hours of heavy competition, two urns of coffee, 15-dozen donuts and a gallon of orange juice the results were in.

Franco Piscitelli and Joan Sollitto 1st, Norma Carledge and Jerry Memoli 2nd, Artie Kreideweis and Mike Milone 3rd, Bill Lucia and Angie Accordino 4th.

Mark your calendar for the banquet Monday, April 6, at the Orchid Club.

Royal Oaks Women’s

18-hole Golf

On Feb. 24, after a cold start, the hardy women were able to play a low net game.

Flight 1: Roseann Galeazzo 62, Janet Tully 66, Dianna Love 68.

Flight 2: Chris Orndorff 65, Barb Scozzafava 69, Betty Johnson 70, Judy Klein 73, Pat Salberg 73.

Flight 3: Patty Dougherty 60, Claire Pruneau 72.

Closest to the pin: Bea Terry.

Royal Oaks Men’s Golf

On Feb. 16, 18 and 20, men of the Royal Oaks Men’s Golf Association had their annual President’s Cup tournament. Over the three days the men played a qualifier and 32 of them played a match play event culminating on Friday, Feb. 20.

The other men played a team event and a scramble. The team of Prachel, Sample, Love and a blind won the one gross plus two net event.

The team of Hendrix, Feeman, Hagerman, and Paller won the Friday scramble with a 63. Dave Dawson, Bob Comeriato, Bill Engels, Duke Slayton, Brian Arbuckle, Bob Kocher, Chuck Engel, Ed Latham, Al Auriemma, Jim Dunegan, Clint Johnson tied for 2nd.

The match play event was played over two days in two flights.

Flight 1: Bob Albright 1, Mickey Klein 2, Jim Lavdas 3, Jim Spran 4.

Flight 2: Steve Kollar 1, John Terry 2, Mike Madill 3, Bill Dougherty 4.

The final day ended with a luncheon at Royal Oaks and the winners were recognized with prizes. A hardy thank-you goes out to Brian Arbuckle for doing a fine job running the tournament.

Royal Oaks Lady Niners

On Feb. 26 the weather was great and we actually got to play on a Thursday. The game was low net, and the winners were: Rae Stover 1, Margie Dunegan 2, Cindy Kocher and Patty Waddell tied for 3.

Remember, any woman living in Oak Run is welcome to play with us on Monday mornings. The sign-up sheet is in the ladies’ locker room.

ORGWA Winners

Winners of the Feb. 26 ORWGA low net competition.

A Flight: Marge Rymarcsuk 30, Marti Babb 32, Marge Richardson 32.

B Flight: Vange Bell 28, Iona Velivis 31, Nancy Reichenbacher 31.

C Flight: Norma Erickson 28, Jennie Botts 31, Tina McCurry 32.

D Flight: Jan Bessoir 28, Helene Studenic 30, Erika Radke 32.

Annette Carini was closest to the pin. Vange Bell, Norma Erickson, Tina McCurry and Ginnie Reimer had chip-ins.

The women of our Thursday League are planning an invitational tournament in April at Royal Oaks. The membership recently voted that proceeds from the tournament will be donated to Hospice of Marion County.

To help defray cost of the tournament, a 50/50 drawing will be held the first Thursday of the month prior to play.

Old Man Winter hasn’t been kind to our Thursday play dates, but we see azaleas in bloom and the sun shining. Maybe spring is around the corner.