Get rid of your electronic junk

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By The Staff

Get rid of your

electronic junk

Recycle your old electronic junk free on Household Electronics Day, Saturday, Feb. 28, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at McPherson Governmental Complex, 601 S.E. 25th Ave. in the Tax Collector’s parking lot.


Open to all residents of Marion County and City of Ocala. No businesses (for commercial disposal, call Creative Recycling at 813-621-2319).


Get rid of televisions, computers and monitors, digital clocks, cell phones and chargers, stereos, keyboards, CD players, telephones and answering machines, tape recorders, radios and portable Walkmans, remote controls, scanners, fax machines, printers. For more information, call Solid Waste at 671-8465.


Dine and dance

with the Lions

The On Top of the World Lions are getting ready to have their

annual dinner dance, “Dine and Dance with the Lions,” on Saturday Feb. 28, at the Holiday Inn and Suites, behind the Cracker Barrel off I-75 and S.R. 200. Cost is $25 per person.


Dress to impress, the Sugarbear band will provide great dance music. For tickets and dinner selections, call 352-489-1051, credit cards will be accepted.


Free child identity

kits at Phillips Chrysler

A free Child Safety Program will be given at Phillips Chrysler Jeep, 3440 Sl Pine Ave. on Saturday, Feb. 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each child’s parents will receive a Child Safety Journal, which will contain a FBI-certified Biometric fingerprint profile, a digital photo, and a DNA kit with instructions. No records are kept by the sponsor.


This program greatly increases the chances of parents recovering a lost child. For more information, call Steve Treadway at 732-7577.


Sing songs for

healing and comfort

Hospice of Marion County invites you to consider a unique volunteer service. We are developing a special choral group that would sing songs of healing and comfort at the bedside of the ill or dying in private homes, nursing homes or hospital rooms, offering a choice of music ranging from liturgical, spiritual, quiet and melodic pieces.


If you have experience with singing or musical direction, have a compassionate heart and are willing to join us in this rewarding journey, call Kathy Berning at 873-7441 for more details.


Art in the Park at

Rainbow Springs Park

Take a stroll and experience “Art in the Park,” the annual fine art show and sale by local art groups at Rainbow Springs State Park from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 28 and March 1. Works by members of Ocala Art Group, Gallery East, Citrus Watercolor Club, and Ocala Digital Art Masters will be on display.


There will be drawings for donated works of art Sunday at 4 p.m. George Koper and “Kelly’s Music” will entertain from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Park admission is $1 per person. For more information, call 465-8555.


Community events

at VFW Post 4781

District 22 will have a Craft Fair at VFW Post 4781 on Saturday, March 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stop by and start your Christmas Shopping early.

Tickets for the picnic at Fort McCoy on Saturday, March 21 are available at Angela S. Santos Post 4781. Cost is $10 each.

Life Line Screening will be at Post 4781 on Tuesday, March 24. Pre-registration is required. Call 1-800-324-1851. Screening for stroke, carotid artery, arterial fibrillation, abdominal aortic aneurysm, peripheral arterial disease, osteoporosis. 

Attention all veterans and spouses of deceased veterans. Do you have questions concerning veterans benefits or need advice on veteran affairs? Call Post Service Officer George Smith at 854-2700.


Exchange students need

local host families

Pacific Intercultural Exchange is looking for host families for English-speaking high school students. A student can fit into just about any situation, whether it is a single parent, childless couple, retired couple or large family.


These foreign students have their own spending money, accident and health insurance. Length of stay can be one semester or a full academic year, where the students attend local public and private high schools.


Marion area families interested in learning more about student exchange or arranging for a meeting with a community representative may call PIE, toll-free, at 1-866-546-1402.


‘Clash of Cultures’ coming

to Fine Art on Broadway

Fine Art on Broadway will present its Marion Clash of Cultures show March 6 to 31, at Brick City for the Arts, 23 S.W. Broadway, Tuesdays to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


The “hanging” will be Monday, March 2, from 7 to 9 p.m. Judging is March 5, at 4 p.m. The show reception is Friday, March 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information, call Paul Martin Brown at 861-0650.


Local investors get

together for advice

The local chapter of the American Association of Individual Investors (AAII) will host a meeting March 12, at 2:30 p.m., 2nd floor conference room, at Park Avenue Bank, 8375 S.W. Hwy. 200, in Friendship Shopping Center. The participation of all individual investors is welcome.


Jeff Wegner, financial consultant for Charles Schwab & Co., will present “Current State of the Economy and Markets,” part of his weekly market series in The Villages. Limited seating, for free reservations e-mail Tom Casola at TraderTc@yahoo.com.


Due to a limited seating capacity, members and guests are asked to register their interest in attending by e-mailing Tom Casola at TraderTc@yahoo.com.   All are welcome to attend this free seminar. 


Hospice sponsoring a

‘stomp out hunger’ drive

Hospice of Marion County Thrift Stores will have its first Interfaith Food Drive from March 2 to 7, to be delivered to Interfaith Emergency Services on March 9. The Corridor’s thrift store is in Jasmine Square on S.R. 200.


The most needed items are canned fruit and meats, peanut butter, jams and jellies, pasta and sauces, macaroni and cheese. Hospice Thrift Stores are open Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Ocala/Marion County

Senior Expo returns

Ocala/Marion County’s fifth annual Senior Expo, for the 50-plus set, will be Wednesday and Thursday, March 4 and 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Central Florida Community College. Admission and parking is free.


Learn how to make investments work, discover travel opportunities, get health insurance information and senior living options, recreation and fitness choices, and take advantage of a variety of health testing and screenings by qualified medical practitioners. Hourly drawings for door prizes from participating companies, as well as two full days of entertainment.


It’s time again to be

Hoofin’ it for Hospice

Saturday, March 14 is the date for “Hoofin’ it for Hospice,” a relaxing walk at Jervey Gantt Park in Ocala – rain or shine. Registration at 7:30 and walk at 8 a.m. with some great prizes.


Walkers will enjoy a continental breakfast upon return, provided by Scrambles Restaurant. Donations of $ 10 or more will receive a “Hoofin’ It” T-shirt. The largest donations returned to the Hospice Volunteer Services by March 9 will be awarded prizes at the event.


Pledge forms may be obtained at the Hospice Thrift Store in Jasmine Square, 6116 S.W. State Road 200 or call 237-7707.