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Upcoming events week of Aug. 1

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Saturday, Aug. 2

Yoga in Sholom Park

Come and enjoy the Peace Park with a beautiful yoga class at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2.
For more information, call Ingrid at 352-854-7950.

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 873-2276.

Thursday, Aug. 7

WOW Singles to meet

WOW Singles will meet at the following locations. There are no dues. Please call after 10 a.m.: 861-9487 or 237-5842.
Thursday, Aug. 7, 12:30 p.m., Ruby Tuesday, 3500 College Road.
Thursday, Aug. 21, 12:30 p.m., The Mojo Grill, 2013 SW 17th St., in front of Target.

Clothing for families in need

The Altar and Rosary Society of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will be giving out free new and gently used children’s clothing to families in need at their annual “Clothe the Children” drive on Thursday, Aug. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church pavilion, 7525 U.S. Hwy. 41 in Dunnellon. For more information, call 489-5954.

Saturday, Aug. 9

School open house at Hope

Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church is sponsoring a Back-to-School Open House on Saturday, Aug. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 9425 N. Citrus Springs Blvd., Citrus Springs. School children and their parents are encouraged to drop by for hot dogs, soft drinks, etc. Some free school supplies will be available. Call 489-5511 for more information.

Book sale for animal food bank

A book sale to benefit the Animal Charity Food Bank will take place Saturday, Aug. 9, from 10 a.m. to noon at Winn-Dixie, 8445 SW Highway 200, Ocala. They are not accepting books until fall. Bring your aluminum cans. For information, call 352-291-1962.

Sunday, Aug. 10

German Americans plan celebration

The German American Club of Marion County will hold an anniversary dinner/dance on Sunday, Aug. 10, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Marion Oaks Community Center.
Dinner will be served at 1 p.m. and includes pork schnitzel, mashed potatoes, gravy and green beans. Please bring your own beverage. Music will be provided by Joan & Jess. Semi-formal attire is requested.
Tickets are $16 per member or $20 per non-member and may be purchased by calling Barb Hartmann at 352-751-4207.

Lola and the Saints in benefit concert

The TLC Time Capsule is set to transport you and your friends back in time to the golden era of the 50s and 60s. Lola and the Saints will perform a concert at the West Port High School Performing Arts Center, 3733 Southwest 80th Avenue, Ocala, from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 10. Tickets are $15 each and are available at www.tlcocala.org under the Donate button.
Proceeds from this concert will support the programs and dream of Transitions Life Center to benefit adults with special needs who have aged out of the ESE programs within the public school system. Please contact Ginger Broslat at 352-861-0252 or ginger@tlcocala.org.

Free Living Healthy Workshop
Do you want to take control of your chronic illness? This workshop series takes place once a week, for two and a half hours, for six weeks. People with different chronic health problems attend together.
Created by Stanford University, the seminars cover the following: 1) techniques to deal with frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation, 2) appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance, 3) appropriate use of medications, 4) communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals, 5) nutrition, and 6) how to evaluate new treatments.
Class size is limited to 16 people. The first class is 9:30-noon on Tuesday, Aug. 12. The class takes place at the Ocala Health Senior Wellness Community Center (9850 SW 84th Court Suite 500, Ocala). To enroll in this class and begin improving your quality of life, call 1-800-530-1188.

Saturday, Aug. 16

Tribute Quartet appears

Nationally known Tribute Quartet is one of the country’s most dynamic and beloved male quartets in all of gospel music. Their vision is to preserve the heritage and promote the future of Southern Gospel Music. Accumulated honors include radio hits and awards such as Group of the Year and Breakthrough Artist of the year. This is a free concert; a love offering will be received. It beings at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:30) at
Christ’s Church of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off SR200), Ocala. For information, 352-861-6182, or www.ccomc.org.

Monday, Aug. 18

Unarmed Security Officer course

The College of Central Florida Criminal Justice Institute is accepting enrollment for its Class D Unarmed Security Officer course.
The state-approved course meets the 40-hour education requirement for unarmed security officers.
The class will meet from 6-10 p.m., Monday, Aug. 18, through Friday, Aug. 29, in Building 31 at the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. The fee is $140 and includes all training material. All class time must be attended. Registration will be accepted until the first day of class or all seats have been filled.
For more information or to register, contact Pat Kalfs at 352-873-5838, ext.1569, or James Charles at ext. 1431.
To learn more about CF, visit CF.edu.

Wednesday, Aug. 20

Woman’s Club membership drive

The GFWC Woman’s Club of Ocala will hold a fall Membership Social and Open House on Wednesday, Aug. 20 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Elks Club and Lodge, 702 NE 25th Ave., Ocala.
All club members are invited and welcome to bring friends and prospective members to the event.
The Liitle Women Juniorettes of Ocala will be participating also. Both clubs are members of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs headquartered in Washington, D. C. The GFWC is an international organization whose members are dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service.
All women in the area are welcome. For further information, contact President Patti Stewart at 351-2708 or Frances Kolonia at 629-7397.

Saturday, Aug. 23

Hard Rock Casino trip

St. Jude Catholic Community in Marion Oaks is sponsoring another trip to the Hard Rock Casino in Tampa on Saturday, Aug. 23. Cost is $35 per person. The bus will leave the St. Jude parking lot at 8 a.m. and return around 5 p.m. For information and reservations please contact Ghislaine at 245-9962.

Tuesday, Sept. 23

Candidates invited to forum

The GFWC Woman’s Club of Ocala will conduct a Candidates Forum for candidates in the November elections on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Marion County Public Library Headquarters, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., in Meeting Room C from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Evelyn B. Kelly will serve as moderator.
Candidates for the Marion County Commission, the Marion County School Board, and the Florida House of Representatives are invited to participate. For further information contact Frances at 352-629-7397 or email: ocaladowns@yahoo.com.

Friday, Sept. 19

St. Jude fish dinners

Beginning Friday, Sept. 19, St. Jude Catholic Community in Marion Oaks will be serving fish dinners from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Dinners will be served once a month. The menu includes fried or baked fish, cole slaw, French fries and dessert. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children under the age of 12. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

Saturday, Sept. 27

St. Jude flea market

St. Jude Catholic Community in Marion Oaks is having another flea market. The date is Saturday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Outside space is available at $15 per table. Inside tables are $20 each. Donations of clean and gently used items will be accepted during our regular Thrift Store hours. No televisions will be accepted.