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Upcoming events week of 1-13-2012

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Friday, Jan. 13

Day of Caring deadline extended

The deadline to sign up for United Way of Marion County’s 19th annual Day of Caring has been extended to Friday, Jan. 13.
Day of Caring, which will be held Saturday, Feb. 25, offers businesses, individuals, organizations and civic clubs the opportunity to help local nonprofit human service agencies accomplish much-needed projects during one day of organized volunteerism. Volunteer work teams who are interested in participating or community non-profit organizations that have projects that need to be completed can fill out an application at www.uwmc.org.
Deadline for volunteer teams and agency project applications must be returned to the United Way by Friday, Jan. 13.
For more information, contact Tina Banner at 352-732-9696 or tbanner@uwmc.org.

Life Line Screening

Christ’s Church of Marion County presents Life Line Screening, trusted by hospitals Nationwide, on Friday, Jan. 13.
“We Can Help You Avoid A Stroke”. Five screenings are available - Stroke/Carotid Artery, Heart Rhythm, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Peripheral Arterial Disease and Osteoporosis Risk Assessment.
All five screenings are only $149. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Please call: 1-800-324-1851.
Christ’s Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St. off State Road 200, Ocala, phone is 352-861-6182, website is www.ccomc.org.

Saturday, Jan. 14

Bubblettes perform at Friends annual meeting

The annual meeting of the Friends of Freedom Public Library is scheduled for 1 p.m. in the meeting room on Saturday, Jan. 14.
The membership will vote on a new slate of officers and revisions to the By-Laws.
Following the meeting, the Friends present a variety show by The Bubblettes. This group performs regularly for several clubs at On Top of the World and elsewhere in Ocala. Some of the singers have performed in European churches, cruise ships and other places. You’re certain to enjoy this talented group. Show starts about 1:30 in the meeting room.

Methodist men to serve breakfast

To all the “Tired Reindeers” out there, the Methodist Men will serve their famous and delicious all-can-you-eat breakfast on Saturday, Jan. 14 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
The event is at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala – look for the signs.
A complete menu with a wide variety of breakfast fare is offered for $5.
Make plans now to bring your friends and attend. All proceeds help fund a variety of local charities.

Sunday, Jan.15

Breakfast at the Moose

Breakfast is back each Sunday from 9 to 11:30 a.m., serving eggs any style, choice of meats, potatoes, coffee, juice, toast and much more! Start your day with us and find out why we are the best kept secret in the Southwest Ocala area. The lodge is at 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of the State Road 200 main entrance to Oak Run. Phone is 352-854-2200.

Post-Polio Group meets

The North Central Post-Polio Support Group will present the Program: “The Balancing Act “on Jan. 15 at 2 p.m. at the Collins Health Resource Center 9401 S.W. Highway 200, Building 300, Suite 303, Ocala. The speaker will be Physical Therapist Fred Shirley MS, PT, CEAS. Fred is very versed on Post Polio and it should be a very informative presentation.  Please contact Carolyn Raville 352-489-1731 for information.

Monday, Jan. 16

Legion post to meet

The Ralph J. Green American Legion Post 354, will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Jan. 16 at 1 p.m. in the community room of the Sheriff’s Brian Litz Building, 9048 S.W. State Road 200. Try to arrive early to enjoy light refreshments and comradeship with fellow veterans. For more information , telephone Commander Fred Pulis at 352-854-9976.

Wednesday, Jan. 18

Public bingo at the Moose

Each Wednesday beginning at 1 p.m., bingo is played with opportunities to win big! Try your luck while supporting the Lodge and it’s charity andradite. Everyone is welcome, with a variety of lunch selections. The lodge is at 10411 S.W. 110th St. Phone is 352-854-2200.

Thursday, Jan. 19

Air Force group to meet

The Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association (AFA) will hold its January meeting on Thursday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Ocala Airport Administration Building 750 SW 60th Ave., Ocala FL 34474.
Joe Lacey will present his power point on Lockheed L-1011.
Everyone is welcome.

Judy Rogers sings at College Road

On Jan. 19, Young At Heart, College Road Baptist Church, 5010 S.W. College Road, will present Judy Rogers. She is a renowned Christian singer with comedy and inspiration. Join us, with a dish to share, at noon. Start your new year with conviction. If you need a ride call the church office 352-237-5741. We look forward to guests.

Saturday, Jan. 21

Circle Square Health, Wellness Expo

The 10th annual Health & Wellness Expo will be held on Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Circle Square Cultural Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come and see what Ocala has to offer in the field of health care and learn the latest in medical advances. This is a free event.
This year’s Expo is sponsored by On Top of the World Communities and Munroe Regional Medical Center (MRMC) and will feature various services offered by the hospital, including information on heart health, diabetes, stroke, nutrition and more. Representatives from area healthcare related agencies will also be on hand to provide information and answer questions regarding your health.
Additionally, The Ranch Fitness Center & Spa and On Top of the World certified fitness instructors will offer a variety of exercise demonstrations throughout the day.
Participate in the ZUMBA Fitness Jam on The Town Square at Circle Square Commons from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.; a donation of $5 per person will go towards the March of Dimes.
The Circle Square Cultural Center is at 8395 S.W. 80th St. For more information, visit the website at www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call 352-854-3670.

Mega book sale scheduled

A mega book sale to benefit Sheltering Hands Rescue, including used books, CD’s, videos and crafts, will be Saturday, Jan. 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Winn Dixie, 8445 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala.

Scandinavian Club of Marion County

The Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting on Jan. 21 at 11:30 a.m. in the ballroom at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave., in Ocala. The menu will be apple stuffed pork loin with mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, salad and desert.
The entertainment by Honey’s School of Dance. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Tuesday, Jan. 17. Checks to be made out to Don Clauson and mailed to Don Clauson, 5901 S.W. 86th Place Ocala, FL 34476. For further details call Don Clauson 352 861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352 347-8362.

Sunday, Jan. 22

Jazz Society offers free music

The Ocala Jazz Society returns to the VFW Post 4781, across from Oak Run, on the fourth Sunday this month, 2 to 5 p.m.
The group plays more than jazz including favorite songs from past years. Dancing is encouraged.
For more info call Gladys at 352-854-8930.

Tuesday, Jan. 24

West Marion business group meets

The West Marion Business Association will hold its regular meeting at the Southwest District Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday, Jan. 24, from 5:30 to 6;30 p.m.

Gospel music at Joy Lutheran

Join us for an evening of praise and worship at Joy Lutheran Church on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. with Arizonans Dave Anderson and Kelly Patten. The concerts these men present includes gospel music, old-time Sunday school songs, contemporary Christian music and stories of God’s grace and mercy including “The Rescue Story” which has been heard by millions of people around the world.
A free-will offering will be asked at this event.
Joy Lutheran Church is on Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala.
For further information, call 352-854-4509 ext. 221.

Saturday, Jan. 28

Moose Golf Tournament

Teams are being organized for a golf tournament on Saturday, Jan. 28, to raise money for the Moose Lodge and its charitable endeavors. A shotgun start begins at 8 a.m. Prizes and awards for all participants followed by a chicken feast. This event is for members, friends and qualified signed up guests. For pricing and more information call Joe Edel at 352-237-1485.

Saturday, Jan. 28

Camellia show scheduled

The Ocala Camellia Society will present its annual camellia show on Saturday, Jan. 28, and Sunday, Jan. 29, at the Pioneer Garden Club, 4331 E. Silver Springs Blvd., in Ocala.
Admission to the camellia show is free, and there is plenty of free parking.
The Annual Ocala Camellia Society Camellia Show features award-winning blooms from across the southeastern United States.
On Jan. 28, you are invited to enter blooms from 7 to 10 a.m. Judging will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 or 1 p.m.
The public is invited to view the show from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
Camellia plants will be available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, or until supply runs out.
For more information, please call 352-595-3365 or visit www.americancamellias.org and look for the Ocala Camellia Society web page.

Rally for Life scheduled

Rally for Life will take place on Saturday, Jan. 28, from noon to 2 p.m. in front of Ocala City Hall, 151 S.E. Osceola Ave. Parking is available all around the building and in government parking lots.
In the past this rally was held on the Square, but this year has been moved to City Hall.
Keynote Speakers will be Sisters of Life from New York, on the “The Dignity of the Human Person” and “Building a Culture of Life.”

Sunday, Jan. 29

Joy night at Christ’s Church

Join other Ocala area churches for an evening of traditional and contemporary music and worship through congregational singing of praise songs, solos and ensembles. Coffee and cookies follows. Everyone is invited.
Christ’s Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th Street, off State Road 200, Ocala, 352-861-6182, www.ccomc.org.

Tuesday, Jan. 31

Huge yard sale

Temple B’nai Darom will have a huge yard sale on Jan. 31 starting at 8 a.m.
The sale will be at 49 Banyan Course, Ocala.

Saturday, Feb. 4

An afternoon at Capone’s

Join members from First Congregation United Church of Christ on Saturday, Feb. 4 for lunch and show at Capone’s of Kissimmee. Price includes bus transportation, buffet lunch, gratuities, and a Broadway style song, dance and comedy revue, set in 1930’s Chicago. Cost is $60 per person, $45 for children under 12. For more information and tickets, 352-873-3377.

Willie Nelson at Circle Square

Music icon and winner of 25 Grammy, CMA and American Music Awards Willie Nelson comes to the Circle Square Cultural Center! Willie’s popular hits such as “Mama Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys”, “On The Road Again”, “Always On My Mind” and many more classics are ageless songs that span generations. With his brilliant 6 decade career that speaks volumes of his music’s relevance and performance power, the 75 year old Willie Nelson continues to sell out venues all over the world!
Don’t miss the legendary Willie Nelson live in concert on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center, located at 8395 S.W. 80th St. For more information on the 2012 entertainment line-up including times, dates and tickets, visit the website at www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call 352-854-3670.

Saturday, Feb. 18

Hospice trail ride

Hospice of Marion County, Inc. will hold its 12th annual “Horses for Hospice” Trail Ride on Sat., Feb. 18, on the Central Florida Greenway at the Florida Horse Park in Ocala. This year’s ride is in memory of Wayne Vaught, former Cross Florida Greenway enthusiast and Trail Ride chairman.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the first ride leaves at 9:15 a.m. Riders travel from as far as Jacksonville and Tampa to spend 2-3 hours on the trail. Following the ride, participants can enjoy lunch by Tommy’s BBQ, live entertainment by Bordertown, and door prizes.
Proceeds from this event will benefit Patient Care Programs. The minimum donation to ride is $30. Wagons are welcome; $30 for driver and $10 per passenger. Horse lovers who are unable to ride may purchase a $10 ticket to enjoy lunch and entertainment. For more information or to register, call 352-854-5218.

Ongoing

Retirement Communities for Interfaith

Are you interested in learning how to organize food drives to help benefit Interfaith Emergency Services for 2012? Call Craig Cotton at 352-351-8297 or Gary Nelson at 352-867-8901. Ocala Palms Food Drive Coordinators will gladly share information on how to organize a food drive the simple and easy way. Give us a call today and help our area homeless, unemployed and hurting families.