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Upcoming events week of 5-26

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Tuesday, May 27

West Marion Business meeting

The general meeting of the West Marion Business Association at the Marion County Sheriff’s office on State Road 200 will be May 27 at 5:15 p.m.
This month’s meeting includes a short presentation of what SCORE is and what services this group of former business owners share with other business owners. Harvey Paskin, who is making the presentation, has even prepared a small questionnaire which is intended to help members assess the status of our business.
Following his presentation, members will have an opportunity to talk about their business for a few minutes in a fun informative way.
Door prizes and other prizes will be awarded as well.

Sisterhood of Survivors

The SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Breast Cancer Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at Ocala West United Methodist Church at 1 p.m. in the Chapel, Room 235.
Our meeting Tuesday, May 27, will be a presentation by Dr. Carrascosa from Robert Bissoneault Oncology Institute on Phantom Pain and Miscellaneous Topics. Please join us.

Sunday, June 1

Blood, food drive at Goodwill

OneBlood and Interfaith Emergency Services are having a blood and food drive in recognition of National Cancer Survivors Day.
The drive will be Sunday, June 1, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Goodwill of Ocala, 2830 SW 27th Ave.
All lifesaving blood donors will receive a voucher for a free movie ticket, a OneBlood wristband plus a wellness check-up including a cholesterol screening! All ALYX (Double Red Cell) donors will receive an additional $10 Darden Gift Card by mail!
All attendees are urged to bring non-perishable food items to support Interfaith Emergency Services Food Bank!
Generally healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. To learn more about the importance of blood donation and how donors can target the power of their blood type visit oneblood.org.
Every two seconds someone needs blood. Blood that is donated today will likely be transfused within two to three days. The turn-around is that fast, the need is constant.

Saturday, June 7

Calling golfers for Veterans Open

The Cherrywood Veterans Club will hold its annual Veterans Open at the Ocala Palms Golf and Country Club on Saturday, June 7.
Men and women are welcome to enjoy breakfast, lunch, 18 holes of golf with cart, prizes, silent auction and more for $50 per player.
Contact Rich Hurley, 352-873-7208 or John Everlove at 352-509-4428 to register or sponsor this tournament.

Yoga in Sholom Park

There will be yoga in Sholom Park on Saturday, June 7, at 9 a.m. Only lightning, thunder and heavy rain will keep us away. For more information, call Ingrid at 352-854-7950.

Sunday, June 8

Jazz Society to perform

The Ocala Jazz Society will be performing a week early in June, on Sunday, June 8, from 2 to 5 p.m. at VFW Post 4781 across from Oak Run.
The band usually performs on the third Sunday of each month, playing a variety of music including jazz, Big Band, Dixieland and songs from the past. $3 donation for Hospice; info: 352—237-0234.

Tuesday, June 10

Luau to benefit Hospice

The Ocala Dance Club, CardioWaltz and The Institute for Cardio Excellence are hosting a Luau to benefit Hospice of Marion County on Tuesday, June 10, from 7 to 10 p.m. at St. Mark’s Methodist Church (1839 NE 8th Ave., Ocala).
The event features dance exhibitions, open dancing, prizes and raffles, a dinner buffet and table seating. Attire is Hawaiian shirts for men and floral dresses for ladies. General admission tickets are $25/person, which includes dinner and beverages.
Seating is limited to 90 people. Advance ticket purchase is highly recommended. Tables for six or eight persons with reserved seating are available for purchase in advance. To purchase individual tickets in advance, include full name, address, & phone number and mail check payable to The Ocala Dance Club, 2108 NE 50th Street, Ocala, FL 34479.
All proceeds support Hospice of Marion County patient care programs. For additional information call Dennis Rose at 352-425-0500.

Wednesday, July 9

CERT training to start

A new Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training will begin Wednesday, July 9, and continue through Aug. 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, 692 NW 30th Ave., Ocala. The next training session will begin Oct. 9.
The CERT program helps to prepare participants how to take care of themselves during a disaster. This six-week course will offer training on disaster preparedness, fire safety, disaster medical operations and more.
Once trained, participants have the opportunity to join their local neighborhood team that will assist first responders during a disaster. CERT Teams assist by assessing their community and providing basic medical treatment to those in need and report all the information to Emergency Management.
The CERT Program is offered by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Bureau of Emergency Management and is a free training to all who are interested. Early applications are important as the class fills up quickly.
For more information and for an application,
contact Emergency Management at 352-369-8100 or e-mail MarionCERT@marionso.com.