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Upcoming events week of 1-6-2012

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Saturday, Jan. 7

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 352-873-2276.

Gospel music at Joy Lutheran

The Jacob Brothers Gospel Music Trio will perform at Joy Lutheran Church on Saturday, Jan. 7 at 6 p.m. in the church sanctuary.
The Jacob Brothers, Bob and Mike Jacobs and Mike Lawyer, are gospel veterans and have been dedicated to the ministry spreading the Gospel through music since 1962.
They have traveled extensively and produced more than 50 albums.
For an unforgettable experience, with a program of versatility in gospel music, do not miss this event. A free-will offering will asked at this program.
Joy Lutheran Church is on Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala.
For further information, call 352-854-4509 ext 221.

Historical Novel Society meets

The Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society meets on the first Saturday of each month at 1 p.m. in the Community Room of the Central Ridge Library in Beverly Hills. Everyone is welcome.
The first Writers’ Retreat led by President Joyce Moore was a great success and the Chapter plans to offer more writers’ workshops in the New Year.
All members are urged to attend on Jan. 7 for an important business meeting and election of officers. For more information call Marian Fox at 352-726-0162.
Gentle chair yoga planned
Gentle chair yoga at the Freedom Library will be from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. and continuing on Jan. 14, Feb. 4 and Feb. 11. For information, contact Ingrid Crane at 352-854-7950.

Sunday, Jan. 8

Friendship Fellowship Sunday

After the 10:30 a.m. Worship Service, please join our Fellowship Pot Luck Dinner - ”New Year’s Traditions” - featuring dishes that are family traditions for a new year.
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.

Concert at Countryside Presbyterian

Ray Cooper presents “From Vaudeville to Broadway” on Sunday, Jan. 8 at 3 p.m.
If you enjoyed “Southern Express” you will love this concert as Ray Cooper was their drummer extraordinaire. Ray is a complete one-man show, in addition to the drums he plays the trumpet and ukulele-banjo, he sings, tap dances and is a very funny comedian.
He is a lifelong professional entertainer having performed on cruise ships, the Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA, Virgin Airways, Disney World and has played drums for many Hollywood stars when he was in California. He also appeared on film and television when his mentor was Jimmy Durante.
Cooper will be performing such old favorites as “Singing in the Rain,” “Oh you Beautiful Doll,” “It’s a Wonderful World” and “Drummin’ Man.”

Reflections Church Moving

Beginning Sunday, Jan. 8, Reflections Church will be moving down Citrus Springs Boulevard to Citrus Springs Middle School for Sunday worship services.
The time of the service will remain at 10:15 a.m. Children’s Church and child care will be available. Worship services will continue at the Citrus Springs Community
Center until the move on Jan. 8. If you have any questions please call 352-794-3326.

Celebrate New Year with Decca

Decca Real Estate Corp invites all Oak Run residents to “Blinging in the New Year” on Sunday, Jan. 8, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Bella Cucina in Oak Run.
Dessert and beverages will be served. Win door prizes and gifts. RSVP to 352-854-8787. Come celebrate the New Year with us.

Wednesday, Jan. 11

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 its charity endeavors. Everyone is welcome, with a variety of lunch selections. Located at 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of the State Road 200 main entrance of Oak Run. Phone is 352-854-2200.

Thursday, Jan. 12

Palm Cay GOP to meet

On Jan. 12, the Palm Cay Republican Club will be holding its monthly meeting at the Oasis Club in Palm Cay.
The speakers for January are Chris Blair, who is running for sheriff of Marion County, Wally Wagoner who is a candidate for superintendent of schools for Marion County and Wesley Wilcox, assistant supervisor of elections for Marion County The meeting will begin promptly at 7 p.m. and last until 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served after the meeting.For more information please contact James Pettus, 352-438-9662.

Lunch kicks off NARFE meeting

The National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 2279 of Ocala, and their spouses, will meet at the Olive Garden Restaurant, Jan. 12, at 1 p.m. A meeting will follow the lunch.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.  

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.

Tuesday, Jan. 24

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.

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.”