Fourth of July celebration tickets on sale

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By June Roberta

There are very few of us who bother to rearrange or discard furnishings and knickknacks in our home. I just came across information that suggests doing so can actually inspire changes in our lives.

For personal reasons, I’ve had to move my furniture to different rooms. Since doing so, it’s given me the impetus to move and sometimes discard knickknacks that have stayed in the same place since moving to my villa.

Now that I’ve tried this, I wonder what changes will now occur in my life. One change I’ve found is that reducing the clutter has made my home and life more peaceful.

Why not try it and see what happens. You might be surprised, and we can never get enough of those.

Fourth of July

The Fourth of July celebration will be in the H & R ballroom. Other than door prizes, bingo, entertainment, and a fried chicken dinner (provided by Publix), all will be provided for $8 per person.

Tickets are on sale in the H & R ballroom from 8 to 10 a.m. Monday to Friday until sold out. For more information, call Lolly at 861-216.

Taps on Top Accepting

New Members

Taps on Top, OTOW’s beginner/intermediate tap group is accepting new members (full-time residents) during June. Auditions have been extended to include Wednesday, June 11, at 9:30 a.m. on the H & R stage.

The group was formed in 2003 to give beginning tappers an opportunity to learn basic tap steps. The dancers decided they would like to perform, and have presented numerous shows in OTOW and the surrounding communities.

If you’ve always wanted to tap, this is your chance. Classes meet Wednesday mornings on the H&R stage at 9 a.m.

Sunshine Singers

The Sunshine Singers meet at Mike and Marie Roppel’s house May 25 to help Dick Rohde celebrate five years as the director of the OTOW Sunshine Singers. The group often goes on “sing outs” to help cheer up those who can’t get out.

Entertainment Group

2008-09 Show Series

3 The series opens Saturday, Sept. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the H & R ballroom with Canada’s favorite male vocalist Brian Roman. He is the complete package with just the right style, stage presence and a voice that does justice to Elvis, Sinatra, and Tom Jones standards.

Opening the show, Bev Bergeron brings his Magical, Laughter, Comedy for Everyone show. When he takes the stage with his bag of funnies, some say he is in Benny Hill mode.

3 On Saturday, Oct. 25, at 7:33 p.m. if you close your eyes you will believe you are at a Neil Diamond concert. But will be Chicago’s Denny Diamond, accompanied by his five-piece back up band.

Denny is not an impersonator but a cover artist who draws from Neil Diamond’s anthology from Song Sung Blue to Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show.

3 Saturday, Nov. 29, at 7:30 p.m. Suzi Cruz brings her An Act to Remember show to the OTOW stage. Her musical comedy act has a variety of songs from Broadway’s greatest hits, impressions of some of your favorites, to the nostalgia ‘40s, ‘50s, and ‘60s.

Opening the show is Timothy Hawkins, a unique entertainer who lights up a room as a comic vocalist, magician and improv humorist – hysterical humor with loads of laughter.

3 On Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009, at 7:30 p.m. three bachelors in white tuxedos bring Memories of the Mills Brothers to the stage, featuring superb harmonies and crowd-pleasing charisma in a high quality Las Vegas style show

Their vocal style is reminiscent of the Mills Brothers, Ink Spots and The Platters and will take you down memory lane with songs like Up the Lazy River, Glow Worm, and You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You.

3 Saturday, Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m. Re-creation presents “The Best Dressed” songs in America to take the stage in grand musical fashion. The ‘20s come alive with Barbershop and Flappers. The 40’s get swinging with Zoot Suits and Spats. Tuxedos and Taffetas will take you back to the prom. Polyester Party brings back the icons of the ‘60s and ‘70s. Boots and Bandanas bring back the best of country.

3 Saturday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. the Entertainment Group concludes the Show Series with Live From Broadway, in concert with Ken Shepski. On Broadway, Ken shared the stage with Patti LuPone, JoAnne Worley, Leslie Uggams, Rita Morena and more.

Opening the show is “Chicago’s own Tony Bennet,” Frank Pisani. The Chicago Tribune calls him “the ultimate one man show.” Hear the songs of Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, Elvis, Bobby Vinton and the comedy of Jackie Mason, Rodney Dangerfield, George Burns and others.

MTP Trip

Master the Possibilities has a trip going to Savannah, Jekyll Island, and Beaufort from Oct. 6 to 10. Cost is $525 double occupancy, add $100 for single, $75 due at signing. Includes motor coach transportation, 4 nights lodging, 8 meals, 4 breakfasts and 4 dinners.

Master the Possibilities

Master the Possibilities Education Center is at 8415 S.W. 80th St. The catalog is published quarterly, available at the center and online at www.MasterthePossibilities.com.

Registration can be done on the Web site or by calling 854-3699. Here are classes with openings June 9 to 13. Here are classes with openings June 9 to 13.

Monday: Basic Internet.

Tuesday: Legal Series; Annuities, the Whole Story.

Tuesday: Internal Medicine Series; Hormonal Stress.

Thursday: Film Series; Nixon.

Friday: Ask the Pharmacist.

Friday: Pharmacology Series; Fall Prevention.

Till next week – let’s live in the moment, letting the future take care of itself.

June Roberta is retired and lives in OTOW. She enjoyed a diverse career, including being a legal secretary to a theatrical attorney on Madison Avenue. Call her at 237-9208, or e-mail OTOW news to her at jroberta@cfl.rr.com. Deadline is a week prior to Friday’s publication.