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Upcoming events week of 10-7-2011

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Friday, Oct. 7

Starting a French Club

If you are interested in speaking or learning more French, come and join us for a new French Club. The first meeting will be Oct. 7 at 11 a.m. For information and directions, call Marie at 352-873-8626.

Dine in the Dark

The Florida Center for the Blind will host a “dining in the dark” event from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7 that will benefit the Florida Center for the Blind, 7634 S.W. 60th Ave. Tickets are available by calling 352-873-4700

VFW plans flea market

VFW Post 4781 will hold a flea market on Oct. 7 and 8 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. There will be bargains galore inside and out. Donations of household goods, small or large, are appreciated. Proceeds benefit Veterans Services. Small items may be brought in boxes and left in the corner of the dining room. We can pick up large items. Call Art for pickup of large items at 352-209-0668. Want your own table to sell your items? Tables are available at $10 per day, or $15 for both days. Call Phoebe for table rental at 352-854-8535. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be available for sale during the flea market as well as baked goods. VFW Post 4781 is off State Road 200 behind Sims Furniture, across from Oak Run, Call 352-873-4781 for more information.

Saturday, Oct. 8

Woman’s Club bazaar planned

The GFWC Woman’s Club of Ocala will have a Christmas/holiday bazaar fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ocala Elks Club and Lodge, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala. Tickets are $3 in advance or at the door. The expected list of vendors include Mary Kay Gifts, Miche Bags, Candles, Jewelry, Party Lite, Pampered Chef, and others. All vendors will be donating a gift basket or gift certificate for a silent auction. Come do your holiday shopping with us. Refreshments will be available through the Elks Club.
The event is the Woman’s Club’s principal fundraiser and proceeds will benefit our many community service projects as well as provide scholarship funds. The Ocala Club is non-profit and is affiliated with the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, an international organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service. For vendor, sponsorship, or ticket information please e-mail jdelk@marykay.com or MLTODD55@yahoo.com.

Fall Festival at Appleton

The Pioneer Garden Club of Ocala is sponsoring a Fall Festival from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8 at their clubhouse, 4331 E. Silver Springs Blvd. More than 40 vendors will offer jewelry, crafts, plants, food, and a pumpkin contest for youth. Call 352-236-4448 for more information.

Hat and Fashion Show

The Mt. Tabor AME Church will enjoy “An Extravaganza of Fashions,” at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8. Tickets to the hat and fashion show will be $10 for adults and $5 for youth. For further information contact An Porter at 786-227-0978 or Sonia Battey at 352-732-3890.

Sunday, Oct. 9

Polio Support Group meets

The North Central Post Polio Support Group will be meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9 at the Collins Health Resource Center, 8401 SW Hwy 200, Bldg 300, Ste. 303, Ocala. The guest speaker will be Dr. Norman Anderson and his topic is Surviving Medicine in the 21st Century. For more information contact Carolyn Raville 352-489-1731.

Moose breakfast is served

Every Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon a fantastic buffet is offered, consisting of eggs, bacon, sausage, ham, biscuits with gravy, toast, juice, coffee and more!
Visit us before or after church and find out why we are the best kept secret in Southwest Ocala.
The lodge is 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, Oct. 13

Hummel Club at Ruby Tuesday’s

The M.I. Hummel Club of Ocala will meet Thursday, Oct. 13 at Ruby Tuesday’s. The club welcomes anyone interested in Hummels and related Goebel products. For further information regarding meetings, please contact Mary Jo Hammond at 352-873-9423 or Marge Cherry at 352-873-1735.

Change of day for AFA

The October meeting of the Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association (AFA) will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 at the Ocala Airport Administration Building 750 S.W. 60th Ave. The date is a change from the regular meeting on the third to the second Thursday for this month only. For more information please call Mike Emig at 352-854-8328.

Insurance topic at NARFE meeting

The National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 2279 of Ocala, and their spouses, will meet at the Olive Garden Restaurant, Oct. 13, 1 p.m. A meeting will follow the lunch.
 A speaker from Blue Cross, Blue Shield will be take part.

Palm Cay Republican Club

On Oct. 13 the Palm Cay Republican Club will be hosting David Ellsperman, Marion County Clerk of the Court, Judi Zanetti, Marion County School Board District 1, Stan McClain, Marion County Board of County Commissioners, Robert Vought Jr. running for Board of County Commissioners and Dan Kuhn who is running for Marion County Sheriff.
All are Candidates in the upcoming election.
The meeting begins at 7 p.m. and is usually one hour in length with refreshments to follow. There will also be lots of good conversation time with the candidates after the meeting at the Oasis Club.
This is a very important meeting, so please plan to attend and meet the candidates.
If you have questions please contact Jim Pettus at 438-9662

Friday, October 14

TOPS open house

Open House for TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) will be holding an Open House from 8:45 until 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 14 at Joy Lutheran Church, 7045 S.W. 83rd Place.
The group will also celebrate its 15th anniversary on this day. Light refreshments will be served. Please plan to join us. For more information call Judy at 352-291-7526 or Jan at 352-854-0775.

Saturday, Oct. 15

AAUW meeting scheduled

Dr. Mary Palamar, a distinguished college professor and educator will be speaking on The Impact of Human Trafficking in Florida at the Oct. 15 AAUW meeting.  
The meeting will take place in room 108 at the University Center, College of Central Florida and starts at 10 a.m. Coffee will be served starting at 9:30 a.m. Public is invited.

Free health screenings

Hospices of Marion County Thrift Stores have partnered with the Lions Clubs of Ocala and Silver Springs Shores to provide free vision, hearing and diabetic screenings in October.
Scheduled for this area is a screen on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jasmine Square Thrift Store, 6114 S.W. State Road 200.
Each person who has a screening will receive a thank you gift from Hospice of Marion County Thrift Stores.

Sunday, Oct. 16

Southern Express at Ocala West

The Southern Express Orchestra from Ocala will be in concert at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 3 p.m. Featured will be some of the great music from the Big Band days as well as show tunes. This concert promises to be a wonderful afternoon of music.
The church is located at 9330 S.W. 105th St. in Ocala. Phone 352-854-9550.

Tuesday, Oct. 18

A Food for Thought luncheon

The Parish Nurses at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church are sponsoring a luncheon for the discussion of mental illnesses and the brain disorders that cause them, working with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). This will take place at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 18, at Our Redeemer. The presenters will be John Podkomorski and Bob Davis and they will give an overview of how the brain works and the causes of how it breaks. You’ll learn about major mental illnesses, (schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and anxiety disorder), their primary symptoms, how many people are affected by them, and what happens to people diagnosed with these disorders as they manage the road to recovery and the needs of their everyday lives. This is a (mostly) non-technical presentation, offered by people who have personal experiences with mental illness. Everyone is invited to attend this presentation. Lunch will be provided. Registration is required. Please call Shirley Voth at 352-368-4028 to register, or for more information. We hope to see you there. We are located ½ mile west of Interstate 75 on State Road 200.

Saturday, Oct. 22

Indoor yard sale

Joy Lutheran Church, Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, will have its annual indoor yard sale, bake sale and lunch on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Swenson Hall. The public is invited to donate such items as furniture, tools, gardening equipment and electronics. Kitchen and house wares, linens, books, and craft supplies are also welcome for donation. Please no clothes or shoes. Yard sale items may be brought to Swenson Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to noon, or anytime on Thursday, Oct. 20 and Friday, Oct.21. There will be a vintage table for special treasures as well as a craft section. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information regarding this event, call Bert Padgett (352-489-8430).

Queen of Peace country fair

Queen of Peace Council of Catholic Women will sponsor a country fair at Queen of Peace Church Hall on Southwest State Road 200 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22. White elephant items, jewelry, books, tapes, fine decorative items bake goods, Christmas decorations, 50/50, raffle and lunch will be available. All are welcome!

Ocala Arts Festival set

Art lovers and collectors will fill the McPherson Governmental Complex on 25th Avenue during the 45th annual Ocala Arts Festival on Oct. 22 and 23. Show hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. The Festival, produced by Fine Arts For Ocala, hosts a juried fine arts show with artists and craftsmen from all over the United States. Enjoy a beautiful fall weekend of art and free entertainment for the entire family. The festival also includes free admission, free parking, free children’s art projects, and live entertainment. For more information please call: 352-867-0355 or visit www.fafo.org.

Howl-o-ween for animal rescue
All animal lovers are invited to come out for a “Howl-o-ween Fall Carnival” that will benefit the Fur Kids animal rescue and Feisty Acres cat rescue organizations. The first-time event is set for Saturday, Oct. 29 from noon until 3 p.m. at the Airport Road Animal Clinic, 4851 S.W. 60th Ave. There will be door prizes, a chance to win free flea prevention for a year, an opportunity drawing, face painting, food, a pet costume contest, and more. Admission to the first-time event is free but there will be food for sale.

Haitian Dinner at St. Jude

The Haitian Community of St. Jude Catholic Community is hosting a dinner on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 5:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall of St. Jude located at 443 Marion Oaks Drive in Marion Oaks. Traditional Haitian foods will be served. Ticket cost is $12 per person for adults and $6 for children under the age of 12. Tickets will be available after the weekend Masses or by contacting Ghislaine at 352-245-9962.

Monday, Oct. 31

Halloween at Our Redeemer
Calling all young ghosts and goblins!! There is a Halloween party in store for you at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church starting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31. There will be “Trunk or Treat” visiting stations with candy given away, along with games, refreshments, cookies, etc. and a Charlie Brown Halloween movie! Moms and Dads, Grandmothers and Grandfathers, bring your children, grandchildren, and their friends, and come out and have some fun. We are located at 5200 S.W. State Road 200, ½ mi west of Interstate 75.

Saturday, Nov. 5

Main library book sale

The Friends of the Ocala Library will hold their quarterly book sale on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Rooms B and C of the main library on Silver Springs Boulevard. A wide range of tenderly treated books will be on sale – hardcovers for 50 cents, and paperbacks for 25 cents. Proceeds from this sale, in addition to those from the Friends’ Book Market in the foyer of the library, benefit the main library in aid for unfunded programs. For information on the Friends, log on to friendsoftheocalalibrary.org.

Ongoing

Breast Cancer Awareness dental special

Cala Hills Dental is having a special for Breast Cancer Awareness that is only valid from Oct. 1 to Oct. 31. The special offered is $250 for whitening and trays, (this includes upper and lower trays with one vial of whitening.) The office will donate half of all proceeds to a Breast Cancer Research fund in Dr. Penrod’s name. With this wonderful special we are offering you are saving about $250. However if you are not a patient with us already you will have to come in for a New Patient Exam at an additional cost.
If interested call Cala Hills Dental at 352-624-9600 ask for Marianne or Kat.