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Upcoming events week of 1-27-2012

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Friday, Jan. 27

High Twelve Club meets

The Greater Ocala Masonic High Twelve Club 665 will hold a luncheon and meeting on Friday, Jan. 27 at 11 a.m. at the Elks Club, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala.
The guest speaker will be Dave Schlenker, columnist for the Ocala Star Banner.
Following the meeting, we will have a buffet lunch. The cost is $12 per person.
All Master Masons and guests are invited. Reservations are required. Telephone Bob Brady at 352-854 - 9612 for reservations or further information.

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.

Car show scheduled

The Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 145 Marion County will be holding its annual car show Saturday, Jan. 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Market of Marion, 12888 S.E. U.S. Highway 441, Belleview. Admission is free. Car registration is $20. Vendor space available. For information, call 352-236-3069.

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.”

SPCA used book sale

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Marion County is holding a used book sale on Saturday, Jan. 28 from 9:30 a.m. to noon next to Winn Dixie at 8445 S.W. State Road 200 in Friendship Center. This time all books are paperbacks priced at 25 cents each.
Help us help the animals of Marion County, as every penny goes to their welfare.

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.

Breakfast at the Moose

Breakfast at the Lodge is from 9 until 11:30 a.m., serving eggs any style, choice of meats, potatoes, toast, juice, coffee and more at a great price! Come check it out before or after church. 10411 S.W. 110th St., phone is 352-854-2200.

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.

Wednesday, Feb. 1

Public bingo at the Moose

Every Wednesday, bingo is played at the Moose to benefit the Lodge’s Charity endeavors. Early bird starts at 12:45 p.m. with a variety of lunch specials. Come try your luck at big winnings. 10411 S.W. 110th St., phone is 352-854-2200.

Thursday, Feb. 2

Concert at Ocala West

The Collingsworth Family Singers will be in concert at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Thursday, Feb. 2 at 7 p. m. Enjoy an evening of family worship, piano, and praise. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. For more information, call 352-854-9550.

WOW Singles to meet

WOW Singles will meet at the following locations. There are no dues. Please call 352-861-9487 or 352-237-5842 for more info.
Feb. 2, Thursday, 12:30 p.m., El Azteca Mexican Restaurant, 4011 E. Silver Springs Blvd.
Feb. 16, Thursday, 12:30 p.m., Horse and Hound, 6998 N. U.S. Highway 27.

Friday, Feb. 3

Sheriff’s Office sells ribs for United Way

Marion County Sheriff’s Office is holding its annual United Way Super Bowl Rib Sale on Friday, Feb. 3, from noon to 6 p.m. Tickets are available for $15 per slab and can be picked up at the Sheriff’s complex at 692 N.W. 30th Ave. in Ocala. Delivery is also available.
For tickets and more information call Judge Cochran at 352-368-3594 or Jennifer Lowe at 352-368-3598.

Saturday, Feb. 4

Chess Club to meet

The chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down.
Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess.
It’s your move! For more information, call Ron at 873-2276
Church hosts yard sale
The Crossroad Church, 8070 S.W. 60th Ave., will host a yard sale on Saturday, Feb. 4, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Families and vendors can rent a space for $10. Call Marie, 352-817-4006 to save a place.

Lions Club holds yard sale

The Ocala Lions Club will hold a yard sale on Saturday, Feb. 4 to raise funds to sponsor a service dog.
The sale is set for the old Porter’s Nursery located in the Friendship Shopping Plaza, from 8 a.m. till 4 p.m.
Gently used household items as well as furniture will be offered. Anyone wanting to donate items, other than clothing, for the yard sale may contact Bill Thomas, 352-291-2600.

Gentle Chair Yoga continues

Gentle Chair Yoga will continue Feb. 4 and 11 from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. at the Freedom Public Library.
It is excellent for anyone with limited mobility. Call Ingrid Crane for further info at 352-854-7950.

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.

Sunday, Feb. 5

Quartet in concert

The Gulf Ridge Quartet will perform during worship at 10:30 a.m. at Living Water Wesleyan Church.
A fellowship meal will follow the performance of the quartet.
Living Water is at 11120 S.W. County Road 484, just one mile west of State Road 200.
Call 352-489-2636 for more info.

Thursday, Feb. 9

Palm Cay GOP to meet

On Feb. 9, the Palm Cay Republican Club will conduct its monthly meeting at the Oasis Club in Palm Cay.
The speakers for February are Carol Ely, who is running for School Board; George Tomyn, who is a candidate for Superintendent of Schools for Marion County; Dana Couchen, who is running for County Commissioner from Dist. 5; and George Albright, who is running for County Tax Collector. The meeting will begin promptly at 7 p.m. and last until 8. Refreshments will be served after the meeting with lots of time to ask questions of the guests. For more information please contact James Pettus, 3523-438-9662.
Federal retirees to gather
The National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 2279 of Ocala, and their spouses, will meet at the Olive Garden Restaurant, Feb. 9, at 1 p.m. A meeting will follow the lunch.

Friday, Feb. 10,

Casino trip offered as fundraiser

The Ocala 200 Lions Club will be sponsoring a fundraiser to the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Tampa on Friday, Feb. 10. Cost is $30 per person.
Trip includes round-trip transportation and $30 return for free play and lunch vouchers.  Gaming tables are available.
. The bus will leave the Winn-Dixie (Porter’s) parking lot at 8 a.m. and return at approximately 5 p.m. All proceeds, as always, will be used by the Lions for community projects. There will be no refunds issued unless club is able to resell on waiting list. Deadline: Feb. 1. For more information and to register, call Diane Melnick, 352-861-2730 or E-mail at Melnick8350@aol.com.

Saturday, Feb. 11

Yard sale at Countryside

A yard sale will take place in Founder’s Hall at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala, on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
White elephant, clothing, jewelry, homemade bake sale, tools, toys, small furniture, crafts, books, videos, CDs and much more will be available.
For further information, call the church at 352-237-4633.

Wednesday, Feb. 15

‘World Has Talent’ auditions set

Auditions for the Circle Square Cultural Center’s third annual “The World Has Talent” 55+ talent show will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 15. Active adults age 55+ are invited on stage where the top chosen acts will perform at “The World Has Talent” 55+ Talent Show at the Circle Square Cultural Center on Saturday, May 5. The chosen contestants will compete for a chance to win the $500 first place, $250 second place and $150 third place prizes!
Auditions will be held on Feb. 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. For more information visit: www.CSCulturalCenter.com, call 352-854-3670 or e-mail ticketsales@cscultrualcenter.com.

Bereavement program set

The Widowed Persons Service of Marion County will be giving a six-week support group program beginning on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at the First Congregational Church, 7171 S.W. State Road 200. The hours are from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The group is open to all those who have recently lost a spouse. For questions, please call Marianne at 352-854-2872.

Friday, Feb. 17

VFW Ladies plan fashion show

The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 4781 will have their annual Fashion Show on Feb. 17 at noon. The theme is “Let Freedom Spring.” The luncheon will be prepared by Margie with the help of dedicated members. Lots of gifts have been collected. Marilyn French is the chairperson.
For tickets and more information, call Regina at 352-873-3631. Tickets are available for tables of eight or more. This is a sellout event.

Saturday, Feb. 18

Beth Israel hosts games

Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala warmly invites the community to a social evening of games and fun on Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Collins Center, 9401 State Road 200 in Ocala. The program will feature a short Havdalah service followed by a light dinner of bagels and cream cheese and other delicious fare. Bring your own board games such as dominoes, ma jong, Monopoly, etc. or just come for the fun! The cost is $6 per person and reservations must made by calling Shirley at 352-873-6186 or by email: thegottfrieds@aol.com.
Congregation Beth Israel is a progressive, liberal, inclusive Jewish community under the guidance of the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation.

Chili supper and bake sale

Sister Concepta, who founded and oversees Brother Keeper’s Soup Kitchen in Ocala is sponsoring the 5th annual Chili Supper and bake sale on Feb. 18 at Blessed Trinity Church.
The event will have both red and white chili and will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. at the parish hall, 5 S.E. 17th St. Adults are $6 and children $3.
For information call 352-867-9860.

Amateur Radio Class to begin

A Technician Amateur Radio Class will start Saturday, Feb. 18 from 9 to 11 a.m. for seven weeks at the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Emergency Management Center, 692 N.W. 30th Ave., Ocala. The FCC test will be given on March 31, 2012 with a test fee of $15.00, collected on the test day. Manuals will be available to loan to students. This class should prepare you to pass the FCC test and obtain an Amateur Radio Technician License.
For more information contact Charles Hensley at 352-732-3795 or e-mail KC4Q@arrl.net.

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.

Sunday, Feb. 19

German American Club event

The German American Club of Marion County will host a Fasching Party on Sunday, Feb. 19, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Marion Oaks Community Center. Wear a costume, bring beads and join in the fun for $10 per member or $15 per non-member. Music provided by Alpine Express. Bring your own snacks and beverages. Attire is either a costume or dressy casual. For tickets, call Liz or Joe at 352-732-6368.

Thursday, March 8

International Woman’s Day

Barbara Surian, a motivational speaker and resident of Ocala, will be inspiring young women at the International Woman’s Day Celebration on March 8. This date was proclaimed a U.N. day for women s rights and International Peace in 1975 and will be celebrated at 4 p.m. at the Nature Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Citrus Springs.
Music and a keynote speech by Mindy Simmons, Florida’s chanteuse, will be followed by the talk by Barbara Surian, of Ocala, and more music by a Trio from Patchwork. All men, women, boys and girls are invited to this nonreligious community event; there is no charge and refreshments will be served.
The event is at 7633 N. Florida Ave. (U.S. Highway 41) just northwest of the Holder traffic light.
For information, call 352-465-4225 or go to naturecoastuu.org.