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Upcoming events week of 4-13-2012

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Friday, April 13
Foxwood two-day yard sale
Foxwood Farms on U.S. 27 will have a community yard sale on Friday, April 13, and Saturday, April 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. A bake sale will also take place.
The sale is open to the public.
Saturday, April 14
Civil War Show planned
The General Eugene A. Carr Camp 5 of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will be sponsoring a Civil War Show Saturday, April 14, at the Freedom Public Library, 5870 S.W. 95th St., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
On display will be original Union and Confederate artifacts including the original 1864 10-pound Parrott Rifle Cannon.
Randy Kerlin will have his outstanding collection of Confederate artifacts.
The public is invited to bring out any material regarding the Civil War that they wish to share or get help identifying.
For information contact Harvey Linscott at 352-854-9510 or e-mail hkl36ovi@peoplepc.com.

Yard sale at Sweetwater Oaks
The community of Sweetwater Oaks, 3151 N.W. 44th Ave., will open its gates for a community wide sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 14.
The community is located behind Winn-Dixie off U.S. 27.

Methodist Men serve breakfast

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

Book sale for Sheltering Hands
A mega book sale to benefit Sheltering Hands Rescue will take place on Saturday, April 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Winn Dixie at 8445 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala.
Available will be used books, CDs and crafts. Buy five books, get one free.
Also you may donate your aluminum beverage cans.
For more information, call 352-291-1962.

Garage and bake sale
Christ’s Church of Marion County suggests that somebody’s “trash” can become your “treasure!” Please visit our garage sale and bake sale, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Christ’s Church is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., just off State Road 200. For additional information, call 352-861-6182 or www.ccomc.org.

Dinner dance in Dunnellon
On April 14, the Knights of Columbus Council 8510 will be hosting a “Knight in Italy” dinner dance at St. John the Baptist Parish Hall, 7525 S. U.S. Highway 41, Dunnellon. Doors open at 5:30, dinner at 6:30.
The menu will be Chicken Italiano, Italian sausage with peppers and onion, Italian green beans, a hot pasta dish and a salad plus our dessert table and a cash bar. Music is by DJ/Singer Joe Koos, playing many of the old favorites including Sinatra, Como and Lanza. Western line dances and some country music will be included to keep all entertained.
Proceeds will benefit charity. Tickets are available at the Parish Office or call Terry at 352-489-6221.

Fashion show scheduled
“April In Paris” Fashion Show luncheon sponsored by Queen of Peace Council of Catholic Women will be held April 14, 11a.m. to 2 p.m., at On Top Of the World Arbor Club. Fashions will be presented by Belks. Tickets are $20. Please contact Alicia 352-237-9956 or Bert 352-861-1585.

Authors invited to Expo
The Marion County Public Library System invites writers from Marion and adjacent counties to participate in the 2012 Author Expo, to be held Saturday, April 14, at its Headquarters-Ocala location. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ocala Public Library, the event will provide a forum for local poets, novelists, journalists and playwrights to network and sell their books.
“Our first Author Expo is a great opportunity for the talented writers in Marion and surrounding counties to get together, talk about their books and share helpful hints with the public,” said Roseanne Russo, information services manager for the Headquarters-Ocala location.
The event is open to all authors in Marion, Lake, Levy, Citrus, Alachua and Sumter counties. Space is limited; prospective authors must apply by March 16 to participate. Registration includes a $10 fee in lieu of a percentage of book sales on the day of the event. For application guidelines and forms, visit http://library.marioncountyfl.org or www.friendsoftheocalalibrary.org, or stop by the Headquarters-Ocala location at 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd. in Ocala. For more information, call 352-671-8551.

Artists on display at Circle Square

Local artists from On Top of the World, Oak Run, Palm Cay, Stone Creek and other communities in Ocala showcase their masterpieces at this annual art expo on Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center. Works include paintings, sculptures, stained glass, portrait sketches, clay jewelry, metal artwork, watercolors and much more. Enjoy live entertainment by the Paul De Ritter Duo as during the expo. This event is free and open to the public.
The Center is at 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. For more information, visit www.csculturalcenter.com or call On Top of the World’s Health and Recreation Office at 352-854-8707 Ext. 7530.

Sunday, April 15

Southern Express in concert

The Southern Express Orchestra from Ocala will be in concert at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Sunday, April 15, 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 at 9330 S.W. 105th St. in Ocala. Phone 352-854-9550.

German American picnic set

The German American Club of Marion County Picnic will take place on Sunday, April 15, from noon to 6 p.m., at Coehadjoe Park, 4225 N.E. 35th St., Ocala. Admission is $7 per member or $10 per non-member. Children under 12 are free.
Music will be provided by Oskar the Bavarian. German American food prepared by club members will be served buffet style and includes: bratwurst, Polish sausage, hamburgers, dessert, coffee and soda. Please bring your own snacks and a covered dish to share. Attire is casual. For tickets, please call Joe or Liz Dickmann at 352-732-6368.

Polio support group to meet

The North Central Post-Polio Support Group will present the Program “Heart to Heart: Exercise, Heart Disease and Post-Polio”, on April 15 at 2 p.m. at the Collins Health Resource Center 9401, S.W. Highway 200 , Building 300, Suite 303, Ocala. The speakers will be Fred Shirley, MS, PT, CEAS, from Beverly Hills Rehab Center and Gordon Wertz, RN, Clinical Coordinator and Chrissie Wilson, RN from Take Charge Cardiac Rehab. For more information call Carolyn Raville, 352-489-1731

Beth Israel yard sale

Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala invites everyone to its big yard sale on Sunday, April 15 at Sunrise Donuts, 10155 S.W. Hwy. 484 on the way to Dunnellon.
There will be new and gently used toys, clothing, handbags, shoes and household items. Bring your children and grandchildren and enjoy a morning of fun.

Monday, April 16

Legion post to meet

The Ralph J Green American Legion Post 354 will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, April 16 at 1 p.m. in 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.
Health care decision day meeting
In observance of National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD), Hospice of Marion County is hosting a Town Hall Meeting on Monday, April 16, 2 p.m. at Legacy House (9505 S.W. 110th St. in Ocala).
The mission of NHDD is to encourage all Americans to consider, discuss and document their advance healthcare wishes and encourage healthcare providers to honor the choices people make about their own healthcare.
Only 18 percent of Florida residents have completed an advance directive, compared to 100 percent of hospice patients and about 50 percent of nursing home residents. Accidents and illness often occur unexpectedly, sometimes taking away the ability to communicate. It’s important to document your wishes for loved ones and healthcare professionals.
A Hospice of Marion County physician will talk about the importance of advance directives and living wills, while answering questions from those in attendance during the upcoming Town Hall Meeting. Each participant will receive a free Living Will document; no attorney or notary public is required. Space is limited; light refreshments. RSVP to reserve your seat by calling 352-854-5230.

Tuesday, April 17

Bahia Oaks to meet

Bahia Oaks Mobile Homeowners Association (BOHA) will hold their next monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 17, at 6:30 p.m. at the Freedom Library, 5870 S.W. 95th St., Ocala.
All homeowners are invited to attend.”

Thursday, April 19

Rotary golf tournament set

The Ocala Rotary Club is hosting its 22nd annual golf tournament at the Ocala Golf Club on Thursday, April 19 at 12:30 p.m. Proceeds Benefit the Marion County Youth at the Discovery Science Center and other Rotary Charities. The cost is $85 per player for a four person scramble, shotgun start which includes, lunch, golf and drinks. Prizes will be awarded after play for longest drive, closest to the pin, top teams and hole in one. Entry deadline is April 17 at 5 p.m. Contact Kay Kelly at 352-732-7080 for more information.
 
Genealogical Society to meet

The Marion County Genealogical Society will meet on Thursday, April 19 at 2 p.m. at the Marion County Library, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala.
This month’s program will feature Judy Wright, who will answer questions about Family Tree Maker 2012. The public is cordially invited and there is no cost involved. For further information, please contact Barbara Jones at 352-897-0840, MarionGenealogy@gmail.com, or http://MarionGenealogy.tripod.com.

Steel drum ensemble to perform

Young at Heart, College Road Baptist Church, on April 19 will present the Amazing Steel Drum Ensemble. This is a group of young people using hand crafted drums, to provide “happy” music. Their purpose is to reach the young and their families. This is a 6 p.m. event to accommodate school hours. You are invited to bring your children and grandchildren, just bring a covered dish to share. The church is at 5010 College Road.

Baritone in concert

Douglas Ladnier (baritone) will be in concert on Thursday evening, April 19, at 7 p.m. at Ocala West United Methodist Church. He has a repertoire of songs which includes hymns, spirituals, Broadway show stoppers and ballads. He has appeared at Ocala West many times in the past, and we are pleased to have him return again. Don’t miss this wonderful evening of music. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. in Ocala. Phone 352-854-9550.

Saturday, April 21

Car show scheduled

On Saturday, April 21, the second annual multi-charity car show will take place at Living Water Church, 11120 S.W. County Road 484, one mile west of state road 200.All proceeds will benefit Salvation Army, Interfaith services, Annie Johnsons senior services and the Marion County Humane Society.
Music, door prizes, awards with gift bags will be given to the first 80 cars registered. Show time is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with registration until noon. Fee is $10. For more information, call Sid at 352-489-7379.

Saturday in the Park recreation

The public is invited to the free Saturday in the Park at the Ocala Regional Sportsplex, 3500 S.W. 67th Ave., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 21.
The health-oriented recreational event is being presented by the City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department in conjunction with Munroe Regional Medical Center, ARC Marion, Marion County Children’s Alliance, and Heart of Florida Health Center. This is the second in a series of four Saturday in the Park events.
The event teaches all ages how to stay fit and healthy while having fun. Below is a list of some of the activities:
• Health screenings, which include checking blood pressure, stroke risk assessment, kid’s fitness screenings, BMI, and grip strength.
• Fitness demonstrations and clinics in soccer, basketball, tae kwon do, volleyball, golf, and zumba.
• Games for all ages including sack races, wheelbarrow races, three-legged races, kickball, and hula hoop contest!
• Punt, pass, and kick
• Fort McCoy Cougars Jump Rope for Hearts Demo Team
• Healthy cooking demonstration by Chef Randal, from the Ocala Hilton
• Junior League’s Healthy Recipe Cookbook winners announced!
• The first 500 kids receive a free kite!
For more information please contact Munroe’s Health Resource Line at 352-867-8181 or City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department at 352-368-5517.

Book sale for Center for the Blind

A book sale to benefit the Florida Center for the Blind will take place Saturday, April 21, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Florida Center for the Blind, 7634 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. All proceeds benefit the center.
For information, call 352-873-4700.

Two-day concert band performance

The Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band invites you to their “Swing into Spring: concert series on Saturday, April 21, at 2 p.m. and Sunday, April 22, at 3 p.m. at the Marion Technical Institute (MTI) Auditorium, 1614 Fort King Street, Ocala.
Musical selections include: “Procession of the Nobles,” “Highlights from Glee,” ”Stardust,” featuring vocalist Marcia Muncaster; “Old Hound Dog Rag,” and, featuring the KOS big band: “Pennsylvania 6-5000,” “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore,” and “Sing, Sing, Sing,” and others.
All performances are free and open to the public. For more information call 352-624-9291 or check out the band website at kingdomofthesunband.org.

The Contours coming to Cultural Center

In the summer of 1962, the The Contours with original member Joe Billingslea recorded Berry Gordy Jr.’s, “Do You Love Me,” resulting in the group’s (and label’s) first hit and remained on the charts for five months. The song was the Gordy label’s first million-seller, and it still holds the record as Motown’s fastest rising hit of all time. The Contours with Joe Billingslea continue to record and tour extensively. Their show is jam-packed with dazzling, high-energy choreography, impeccable harmonies and those timeless Motown grooves that everyone knows and loves. This show is as high energy as it was in the 1960s, though the flips and splits of yesteryear have been replaced by a brilliant choreography more suited to gentlemen in their second half-century of life!
See The Contours with original member Joe Billingslea on Saturday, April 21 at 7 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. 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, April 22

Afternoon of music offered by Jazz Society
The Ocala Jazz Society returns to the VFW Post 4781, across from Oak Run, usually on the third Sunday of each month, 2 to 5 p.m. – well most months.
This month, because of a scheduling conflict, April 22 is the date.
The group plays more than jazz including favorite songs from past year. Dancing is encouraged.
Admission is $2 and benefits Hospice in memory of Bea Wilson, founder of the Jazz Society.
For more info call Gladys at 352-854-8930.

Tuesday, April 24

Event can help you be a teacher

The American Board, a non-profit organization dedicated to recruiting and certifying community-based teachers in Florida, will host a public event on how local residents can become certified Florida teachers.
The event will be held on Tuesday, April 24 at 5 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. at the Howard Academy Community Center, 306 N.W. 7th Ave. in Ocala and will be led by Florida Teacher Certification Specialist Rebecca Ruffing.
The event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required for entry.
“Anyone with a bachelor’s degree can become a full-time teacher within a year as long as they plan the right path.” Ruffing said. “We are searching for people who have real-life experience and want to apply that experience in the classroom.”
At the event, attendees will learn what to expect in a career as a teacher and receive advisement on a personalized path to certification.
Ruffing can be contacted at rruffing@americanboard.org or 386-453-8515 to answer questions about the event or about the paths to teacher certification in Florida.

Breast Cancer Support Group meeting

The Breast Cancer SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. We meet at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St.
The April 24th meeting will be a presentation by Dr. Anderson from Boissoneault Oncology Institute who will speak to us on current radiation techniques, benefits and cautions of this type of therapy following or preceding breast cancer surgery. This meeting will be held in the Multipurpose Room 235 in order to accommodate a larger attendance and is open to anyone who would like to hear Dr. Anderson’s message. Please contact Gail Tirpak at 352-291-6904 for more information.

Friday, April 27

Spaghetti dinner at Queen of Peace

The Queen of Peace Pro-Family Ministry will be holding an “All you can eat Spaghetti and Meatballs and 25 item salad bar” dinner on Friday, April 27 from 4 to 6 p.m. The cost is $7 per person, drink included, children under 18 eat free.

Free tree seminar offered

A free seminar designed for tree removal contractors, landscape professionals and others interested in the proper methods of tree care will be 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Friday, April 27 at the Discovery Center, 701 N.E. Sanchez Ave.
Sponsored by the City of Ocala and Asplundh, the seminar will include discussion of preventative pruning techniques, new developments in tree biology, and basics of tree care.
The guest speaker will be Dr. Ed Gilman of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
Those interested in attending should RSVP city staff at 352-629-8329 or 352-629-8530 by April 20.

Saturday, April 28

Doll collecting program planned

“Doll Collecting as a Hobby” will be the topic of a program given at the “Dolly and Me” Tea, sponsored by the Kingdom of the Sun Doll Club of Ocala, on Saturday, April 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. According to a recent poll, doll collecting is the second most popular hobby in the United States, running closely behind the first, which is stamp collecting.
The event will be held in the Enrichment Center at the First Congregational Church of Ocala United Church of Christ at 7171 S.W. State Road 200.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children (minimum age 6) and will include a handmade souvenir doll.
There will also be many door prizes and wonderful raffle items.
For information, call 352 509-4218 or 352 867-7835.
Attendees are encouraged to bring a dolly to tea. Dollies do not need tickets!

Book sale at Marion Oaks

A used book sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Marion Oaks Public Library, will be held at the Marion Oaks Community Center in the Pavilion on April 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in conjunction with a Day in the Park sponsored by the 4-H Club and a basketball tournament sponsored by the Sheriff’s Department. Contact person for the used book sale is Nancy Sullivan at 352-347-0934.

Fundraising barbecue for Wagoner

A fundraising barbecue for School Superintendent candidate Wally Wagoner will take place on Saturday, April 28, at Abshier Blueberry Farm, 3960 S.E. 115th St., Belleview, from 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $50. For more information or to purchase tickets call Julie at 352-875-8043.

Sunday, April 29

‘Bluegrass Mass’ to be performed

On Sunday, April 29, at 3 p.m., the Central Florida Master Choir, conducted by Dr. Harold McSwain, Jr., will perform A Bluegrass Mass by Carol Barnett at First United Methodist Church, 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd. in Ocala.
They will be accompanied by Dominic Muzzi and George Custer’s Bluegrass Boys, with narrator Rev. Ronal Freyer-Nicholas.
Admission is free but a free-will offering will be taken to benefit the church’s Tuesday Morning Outreach Ministry to help the homeless, jobless, and others in need.
For further information, call 352-537-0207 or go to www.fumcocala.org or wayne@fumcocala.org.

Joy Night at Christ’s Church

“Lift up your hearts in praise,” Joy Night, 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 29. Christ’s Church of Marion County invites you to join us and other area churches in an evening of traditional and contemporary music and worship for your entire family.
Christ’s Church is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., just off State Road 200. For additional information, contact 352-861-6182 or www.ccomc.org.

Saturday, May 5

Marion Landing community yard sale
Marion Landing will be holding its annual community yard sale on Saturday, May 5, from 8 a.m. to noon in the Lifestyle Center parking lot located on Southwest 65th Avenue Road just off State Road 200 across from Queen of Peace. Rain date: May 19. This event is free and open to the public.

UCC Annual Yard Sale

Clothing, jewelry, tools, linens, home decor, antiques, books, games, puzzles, crafts, and much more at the First Congregational United Church of Christ annual yard sale, Saturday, May 5 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 7171 SW State Road 200 (in the Enrichment Center). For more information, call 352-237-3035.

Main library plans book sale

The Friends of the Ocala Library will hold their quarterly book dale at the main library on Silver Springs Boulevard on Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Rooms B and C. Tenderly-treated hardcover books will be on sale for 50 cents, and thousands of paperbacks for 25 cents. Come and support your library by buying books in order that the Friends can continue to sponsor popular library programs. Go to friendsoftheocalalibrary.org to find out more about the Friends and join us.

Sholom Park Yoga

Free classes on the first Saturday of the month, May - November – 9 a.m. Come early to prepare! The park is on Southwest 80th Avenue, 2 1/2 miles north of State Road 200.
Join us in the Peace Park to commune with nature.

Sunday, May 6

Concert scheduled
On Sunday, May 6, at 3 p.m., the Marion Civic Chorale, conducted by Matthew Bumbach, will perform a program titled I Have Had Singing at First United Methodist Church, 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala.
Celebrating their 25th anniversary, the program will include such favorites as Deep River, Cantique de Jean Racine, Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit, and The Last Words of David. Past conductors Grat Rosazza and Wayne Earnest and the Howard Middle School Chorus will also participate.
Admission is free but a free-will offering will be taken to benefit the church’s Tuesday Morning Outreach Ministry to help the homeless, jobless, and others in need.
For further information, call 352-537-0207 or go to www.fumcocala.org or wayne@fumcocala.org.

West Port student concert at UCC
Dominic Muzzi will perform a piano concert on Sunday, May 6 at 3 p.m., at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200 (352-237-3035).
Dominic is a senior at West Port High School and serves as accompanist for the Central Florida Master Choir. The concert is free, but donations will be accepted and presented to Dominic to help with upcoming college expenses as he pursues a career in music.