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Billy Joel tribute coming

By June Roberta

Staying active as we age is very important. It makes us feel better, have more energy, and likely stay more healthy. This helps us be able to do what we want when we want. We all want to live as full a life as possible. How well we age has a lot to do with how we function physically. We do better when we take a walk, use the exercise equipment in the gym, and/or join an exercise class in doors or in the pool.
Active aging also includes functioning as well as possible mentally.
Going to Master the Possibilities classes is a great way to learn new subjects or brush up on partly forgotten ones.

Tribute to Billy Joel
Turnstiles, the ultimate tribute to Billy Joel, will perform at the Circle Square Cultural Center on Saturday, March 29 at 7 p.m.
Tony Monaco, the lead vocalist, never intended to be a Billy Joel impersonator; it was his passion for the piano and his fascination of Joel’s music that drove him to want to recreate this magical rock ‘n’ roll style. Combined with six other talented musicians; Turnstiles’ performances are redefining American music history.
If you like Billy Joel’s music, you will love Turnstiles. If not, Turnstiles promises to turn you into the ultimate Billy Joel fan. You will enjoy a variety of hits which include “It’s Still Rock ‘n’ Roll,” “Big Shot,” “Billy the Kid,” “Honesty” and so much more. Experience Turnstiles’ tribute to Billy Joel live at Circle Square Cultural Center!
Tickets start at $13.
Don’t miss this ultimate tribute by Turnstiles on March 29, 2014 at 7 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 SW 80th St. in Ocala. For information on the 2014 Entertainment Series including dates, performers and ticket prices, visit our website at www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call 352-854-3670.

Master the Possibilities
There are 32 programs scheduled to start next week (March 10-15). At this time, all but three have some openings. Before you look at the catalog, try this simple exercise. Ask yourself what three topics you would like to explore … maybe history, art, nature, wellness etc. then, see if any or all of these are being offered at Master the Possibilities Center for Lifelong Learning. There’s a pretty good chance you’ll find a match.
This Center is vibrant, close by, open to all and a great place to share thoughts with interesting people...just like you!

Tribute to Patsy Cline
Just a reminder there are a few general admission tickets available for the Tribute to Patsy Cline Show sponsored by DeLuca Toyota March 22 in the ballroom. Carolyn Cline, Patsy’s cousin, has traveled the world paying tribute to the legendary country music artist. Carolyn not only resembles Patsy but sounds just like her, especially when she adds a throaty rendition of “Sweet Dreams.”
Opening the show is Ventriloquist Vergil Norgrove with his funny four friends. Ticket prices are $8 and available M-W-F 8:30-10 in the ballroom.

Hands Across the Highway
Local Ocala artists from On Top of the World, Oak Run, Palm Cay, Stone Creek, and other surrounding communities in Marion County will showcase their masterpieces at the annual Hands Across the Highway Art Expo on Saturday, April 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center.
Enjoy live entertainment with the Paul De Ritter Duo playing smooth jazz as you view these special works of art. The different artwork will include watercolors, paintings, sculptures, stained glass, portrait sketches, clay jewelry, metal artwork and so much more!
Also, this year you will be able to enjoy the farmer’s market with vendors of fresh produce and novelty crafts and also enjoy live entertainment on the Town Square. The art exhibit and farmer’s market is free and open to the public.
Don’t miss the annual Hands Across the Highway Art Expo on Saturday, April 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center. For more information, call 352-854-8707 ext. 7533 or 7530.

Spring concert
The On Top of the World Concert Chorus will be holding its spring concert in the H & R Ballroom at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 6. It is a free concert; however, a free-will offering will be accepted. Any funds raised are used to purchase music for the chorus.
The concert is entitled “Melodies of Spring” and the music will be presented in four-part harmony by more than 30 of our residents.
The songs for this spring concert include selections from popular shows, some well-known folk songs, spirituals and a couple patriotic songs.
Just to name a few of the songs you will hear is The Sound of Music, Til There Was You, Someone To Watch Over Me, Deep River, Danny Boy and America the Beautiful.
The chorus is directed by Christine Douglas with pianist Joyce Walchak.
If you have any questions, please contact : Pat Woodbury, publicity, 352-854-8718 or Joan Stenson, president, 352-873-0304.

June Roberta can be reached at 352-237-9208 or by e-mail at jroberta@cfl.rr.com