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Upcoming events week of 8-16-2013

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Saturday, Aug. 17

Free concert of Messianic Music

Johnathan Settel, considered “a legend in his own time,” will present a “Messianic Music Review” on Saturday, Aug. 17 at 11:30 a.m. at the Synagogue Mishkan, 6675 S.E. Maricamp Road. Ocala.

Sunday, Aug. 18

Jazz Society offers afternoon of music

The Ocala Jazz Society returns to the VFW Post 4781, across from Oak Run, on the third Sunday of each month, 2 to 5 p.m. This month the date is Aug. 18.

The group plays more than jazz including favorite songs from past years. Dancing is encouraged.

Mark your calendars for next month’s event, Sept 15.

Admission is $3. For more info call Diana, 352-237-0234.

Monday, Aug. 19

American Legion post to meet

The Ralph J. Green American Legion Post 354, will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Aug. 19, 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 Jerry Cassatt at 352-322-5966.

Tuesday, Aug. 20

Ice cream social at Christ’s Church

All “Guys and Gals” are invited to an Ice Cream Social featuring all the ice cream and toppings you can imagine and Special Guests: “The DiAnnettes and Friends.” This evening of fun, entertainment, and fellowship is free at 6:30 p.m.

Christ’s Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/.

Wednesday, Aug. 21

Flag football signup at Joy Lutheran

It’s time to get ready for some fall football! Registration is now open for all boys and girls from kindergarten through 6th grade, of Marion County and Ocala, for Upward Flag Football or Cheerleading.

Registration forms are available from the church office between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Registration should be completed before Aug. 21 when individual evaluations begin. The cost is $65 for football and includes a jersey, belt and flags, car magnet and end-of-season award. Cheerleading costs $65 and includes a uniform, megaphone, poms, hair ribbon, car magnet and end-of-season reward. Football shorts and Cheerleading turtle necks are optional. Cleats are recommended. Scholarships are available.

Practice begins Tuesday, Sept. 10 and the first game is Saturday, Sept/ 28 at Joy Lutheran Church Hope Field. The last game and award ceremony is Saturday, Nov. 23.

Upward is a nondenominational Christian sports ministry where every child plays, learns and is a winner. So come on out and join the fun. Volunteers are needed to help coach, referee, assist, time keep and work with the participants in either football or cheerleading.

For more information contact Pastor Ed Holloway, 352-854-4509 ext. 223.

Joy Lutheran Church is located at 7045 S.W. 83rd Place at State Road 200, Ocala.

Sunday, Aug. 25

Moose Lodge to host auction

West Marion Moose Lodge 2356 will host an auction Sunday, Aug 25 at 2:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the lodge’s building fund.

Donations for the auction are appreciated.

A chicken dinner will be served from 1 to 3 p.m. the day of the auction. Tickets are $7.

The Moose Lodge is at 10411 S.W. 110th St. For more information about the auction call 352-854-2200.

Tuesday, Aug. 27

Breast Cancer support group

The SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) breast cancer support group meets the last Tuesday of each month at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., room 235, (multipurpose room) at 1 p.m.

Our meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 27, will be a presentation on Lymphedema, a condition of the body causing a swelling in the limbs as a result of breast cancer surgery and removal of the lymph nodes. Raquel Delaney will have a presentation for us on recognizing the signs and symptoms of Lymphedema. If you have any questions, call Gail Tirpak at 352-291-6904.

Friday, Aug. 30

Spaghetti dinner planned

There will be an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner at Queen of Peace Catholic Church on Friday, Aug. 30 from 4 to 6 p.m. The cost is $7 per person. Children under 18 eat free. The dinner includes spaghetti and meatballs, bread, coffee or iced tea, and a 25-item all you can eat salad bar.

Thursday, Sept. 5

CERT training announced

A new Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training will begin Thursday, Sept. 5, at the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, 692 N.W. 30th Ave., Ocala. This is an eight-session training, which is available either as an afternoon class, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. or as an evening class, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The afternoon and evening classes run concurrently and attendance can be mixed, depending upon availability. Only one class can be missed in the 8-session series and the CPR and last class is mandatory.

The CERT program is made up of volunteers under the direction of the Division of Emergency Management of the Sheriff’s Office. The purpose of CERT is to train and certify volunteers to be first responders in their communities in the event of a disaster such as a hurricane or tornado.

The CERT training includes basic skills in disaster preparedness, fire safety, assessment and treatment of life-threatening conditions, light search of structural and non-structural damage, psychology of the injured and terrorism. Studies of behavior following a disaster have shown that volunteers perform more effectively if they have had prior training and planning in how to function as a team.

Consider this opportunity to learn how to form or join a CERT group in your community by signing up for this no-cost training program. For more information and for an application, contact Bob Conn, Trainer, at 352-812-0853. All applications must be in by Aug. 17.

Saturday, Sept. 7

Murder mystery scheduled

Please join in a unique event, a murder mystery filled with deceit, backstabbing, fun and laughter. At the same time enjoy all you can eat burgers, hot dogs, fries, shakes and more as if at the local diner. Upon confirming your attendance you will be assigned a character as part of the mystery (should you find you are unable to attend please advise so that the character can be assigned to another attendee). Each character is a factor in the mystery and you will be involved in and important in finding the culprit and solving the mystery. All this excitement is on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 5 p.m. for $50 per person (including food) and supports the programs of Family Ministries of Florida and is tax deductible.

For further information and tickets contact 813-681-1942 Bob Sharp (ext. 23) or Steve Geise (ext. 24) or http://www.ccomc.org/.

Christ’s Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, http://www.ccomc.org.

Two-day stamp and coin show

The Florida Stamp Dealers Association and the General Francis Marion Stamp Club will host its annual Stamp and Coin Show on Saturday, Sept. 7, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m and Sunday, Sept. 8, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Circle Square Cultural Center, Top of the World, 8395 S.W. 80th St.

Show will include coins for collectors as well stamps. Dealers will be available to appraise stamps, covers, coins and paper money.

Members of the Stamp Club will also be on hand to explain the benefit of joining the club.

A youth table will provide free stamps and related information for junior collectors. Ocala post office will attend on Saturday only with stamps and related items for sale.

The General Francis Marion Stamp Club meets at 1 p.m. to buy, sell and trade on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Bank of the Ozarks, Southwest State Road 200. Doors open at noon. The club also meets the second Wednesday of each month at the Queen of Peace Catholic Church Library, 6455 S.W. State Road 200, starting at 7 p.m.

For more information about the club, ocalagfmstampclub.com and for more information about the show, email h.rogg@verizon.net or call 727-364-6897.

Sunday, Sept. 8

Concert at Countryside

The Sounds of Joy, Gospel Singers to perform at Countryside Presbyterian Church on

Sunday, Sept. 8 at 3 p.m.

The first Sunday Afternoon Arts at Countryside will take place on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 3 p.m. in the Sanctuary of Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. Highway 200, Ocala.

The Sounds of Joy group presents gospel singing with a modern flair. This Ocala-based group of Gospel Singers have been performing for more than 23 years. They were originally known as the GloryBound Singers. They have performed throughout Florida and as far north as Portsmouth, Ohio, and as far west as Meridian, Mississippi.

They will be performing several well known gospel tunes including “A Little Song Coming On,” Just a Little Talk with Jesus,” “Praying Man” and “Didn’t I Walk on the Water.”

The public is invited and admission is free but donations would be appreciated. For

further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.

Saturday, Oct. 5

Knights planning golf tournament

The Knights of Columbus, Council 9649, is having its Annual Queen of Peace Charity Scramble Golf Outing at Stone Creek Golf Club on Saturday, Oct. 5 (rain delay date is Saturday, Oct. 12).

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Registration fee is $65 per person and includes a packet of free items, complimentary morning coffee, golfers buffet lunch, and golf with cart.

Door prizes and a chance to win Hole-in-One prizes including $10,000 or iPAD or 2 airline tickets to any city in the continental U.S. Proceeds will permit the Knights to continue their support of Marion County charities.

Contact Fred Roberts prior to Sept. 21 at 352-502-3093 for details and registration form.

Saturday, Oct. 12

Barbecue dinner and car show

Corvette Club of Marion County and the Ocala Elks Lodge will hold an “Old Fashioned Chicken and Pork Barbecue Dinner” sale and benefit car show on Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Ocala Elks Lodge, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Ocala Elks Lodge 286 and the Corvette Club of Marion County have joined to raise funds for the following charities: The Florida Elks Children Therapy Services, Interfaith, Backpack Program (food for kids), and the Boys and Girls Club of Marion County.

Elks Lodge phone number is 352-732-7091.

Friday, Nov. 8

Buddy Poppies to be distributed

VFW Post 4781 will be handing out Buddy Poppies on Friday, Nov. 8 and Saturday, Nov. 9 at Publix, Walmart, Tractor Supply, Gander Mountain, Lowe’s Winn-Dixie, Big Lots and I-Hop.

Donations are appreciated with all proceeds going to veterans and local charities.