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OTOW Happenings 4-13-2012

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Travel, bingo and a club meeting

By Eloise Hollyfield
Ejh2025@gmail.com
Super Bingo will be held in the H&R Ballroom on Wednesday, April 18 at 6 p.m. This event is for residents only; no guests are permitted.
 Residents must show their own proper OTOW ID to purchase cards.
The minimum card purchase is three cards for $5 or you can get six cards for $10. Seventeen $50 games and three $250 coveralls will be played. Cards will be sold 5 to 5:45 p.m.
A large crowd is typical, so arrive early. Bring some extra money because in addition to the usual 70/30 drawing, there will be a bake sale to benefit the March of Dimes.
Travel Toppers
Contact Kathy Peterson at 352-873-2929 for the lively musical “In the Mood” at the Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach on Wednesday, April 18.
Reserve your cabin now, before the price increase, for the Jan. 19, 2013 cruise on the brand new Reflection. Ports of call include San Juan, St. Maarten and St. Kitts. Call Inge Gaitch 237-7428 for future information.

New England Club
On March 15, many of the club members got a head-start on St. Paddy’s by the wearing of the green.”
This theme was carried out with very creative table centerpieces and, in keeping with the “luck of the Irish” theme; a delicious pot luck meal was prepared by member volunteers which, yes, included a traditional cabbage dish!
Lorraine Benotti was the lucky winner of the 50/50 raffle, and several other lucky members took home a centerpiece. Attendees had the good fortune to be in attendance to enjoy the hilarious skits and the talented singers, all performers of the Golden Troopers of the Ocala Civic Theatre.
The next meeting is Thursday, April 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Arbor Club Main Ballroom. Scheduled entertainment is our own Gates Landry.

On the Road Again
Please note that the Bob Woods’ Cape Cod trip is just about sold out. There is space for four more couples before a stand-by list will be started. This trip departs OTOW on Sept. 15 for a 9-day, 8-night extravaganza heading for Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard. A small deposit will hold space on this trip which is fully refundable up to final payment for any reason.
There is a great cruise on Royal Caribbean’s Jewel of the Sea, departing Tampa on Jan. 19, 2013 for Cozumel and Key West. This cruise includes a $50 shipboard credit per cabin, motor coach and drivers’ gratuities to and from the port. Gratuities for wait staff and cabin attendant are personal and not included on this cruise. Call Bob for pricing on other cabins. A passport is required for this cruise.
Check out Bob’s website at www.bobwoodsontheroadagain.com for these trips plus other planned trips for 2013. There is no obligation, of course. If interested in any of these excursions, call Bob and your name will be placed on a call list when pricing, flyers, and exact dates are available. The trips involved are New Orleans in April, Montreal/Quebec in the summer, and Washington. D.C. in September.
Bob can be reached at www.bobwoodsontheroadagain.com or by phone at 352-854-0702.