Get your art show and charity dance tickets

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By Carol Ann Wheeler

All members of the Art Club of Oak Run will be represented at the Fine Arts Show on Saturday, March 7, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Palm Grove Club. Enjoy the paintings, drawings and photography, many of which will be for sale.

There will be free refreshments. A drawing for the beautiful watercolor, “Poppies,” by Mary Trowbridge will be held. Tickets for the drawing will be available in the Orchid Club lobby at the pancake breakfast on Feb. 28. For more information, call Helen Harrell.

‘50s and ‘60s

Charity Dance

Miss your chance for tickets to Rockin’ for Muscular Dystrophy on Thursday, March 5 at 5:30 p.m. at Palm Grove? It’s open to all Oak Run residents and guests and is $10 per person. Call Audrey at 854-4840.

Canine Club

Mark your calendars for the Thursday, Feb. 26, meeting at 7 p.m. at the Island Club. The speaker will be Lily Baron of Saving Animals for Everyone, in Anthony.

SAFE cares for animals rescued from circuses, carnivals and individual owners no longer able to care for them. We hope to meet some of the smaller creatures during the presentation. Refreshments will be served.


The Oak Run Quilters made 32 fabric clothing protectors for residents at TimberRidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. These protectors are used when visiting restaurants or attending special events at home.

Joan Summers, activities assistant at TimberRidge, always tries to create a dignified home atmosphere for her family. She expressed her appreciation to Laura Etzler, president of Oak Run Quilters. Donations of craft supplies for TimberRidge activities would be happily accepted.

Feline Club

On Feb. 3 the club had a special meeting with Dr. Jenny Salpeter from Brick City Cat Hospital in Ocala as the speaker. She spoke to the interests expressed by the audience. The program could have been titled, “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Cats.”

The Feline Club meets at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month at the Island Club.

Do You Remember?

Tune in channel 12 for Len Teitler’s presentation of the 16th annual Fine Arts Show, narrated by Anna Boodee. The show will air following FYI daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from Feb. 20 to 27.

Carol Ann’s Corner

For the past few years I have been taking advantage of the programs presented by Prestige 55. It is the organization for seniors sponsored by Munroe Regional Medical Center.

There are many nice perks for members if they are hospitalized but I have been concentrating on the educational programs. If you have questions about or interest in just about any area of medicine, chances are Prestige 55 will offer a free program on the subject featuring a local physician.

This quarter, for example, they have had presentations on cataracts, kidneys, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, among many others. They also have wellness and fitness classes and social and leisure classes such as painting and photography.

To find out more about Prestige 55 call 671-2114 or visit the Collins Resource Center at TimberRidge.

Recently I became aware of another cornucopia of classes offered by Master the Possibilities at Circle Square Commons Town Center. Although affiliated with On Top of the World, these continuing education classes are open to all, for a small fee.

The range of classes is simply huge, including current events, cooking, literature, bird watching, and computers, just to name a few. Take a look at list of courses at masterthepossibilities.com or stop at the office, 8415 S.W. 80th St.

Royal Oaks Women’s

18-hole Golf

On Feb. 11 the game was Low Gross.

Flight 1: J.T. LeMasters 83, Sylvia Zappia 86, Joanne Ellis 89.

Flight 2: Ann Daigle 95, Carol Clark 96.

Flight 3: Kitty Trichel 102, Claire Pruneau 104, Kathy Kollar 105.

Closest to the pin: J. T. LeMasters.

The annual Valentine’s Tournament was played Feb. 12. Members played a two-person best ball game with their spouse or friend.

Hearts Flight: Barb and Tom Scozzafava 57, Joanne Ellis and Ric Hendrix 58, Pat and Dick Blackburn 60.

Cupid Flight: Dianna and Larry Love 58, Pat and Bob Salberg 58, J.T. and Keith LeMasters 60.

Sweetheart Flight: Patty and Bill Dougherty 55, Donna and Gene Topp 56, Gayle and Wayne Feeman 58.

Closest to the pin: hole 3, J. T. LeMasters; hole 6, Barb Scozzafava; hole 11, John Terry; hole 16, Bill Dougherty.

After a delicious dinner at Royal Oaks, everyone was entertained by Sally and her Vegas Buddies. Thanks to the committee; Ginger Drake, Mary Kay Frandsen and Barb Scozzafava a great time was had by all.

Royal Oaks Lady Niners

Our annual Guys and Gals Sweetheart Tournament was Feb. 12, and the weather actually cooperated. There were 18 couples who played in the alternate shot format.

The winners were Art and Diana Schmidt. Les and Jeannie Konicki took second, and Ilene Simnowitz and Rick Gee was third.

Closest to the pin: hole 3, Joyce Madill; hole 16, Clint Johnson; hole 5, Sheila Weckstein’s.

The luncheon was in the Royal Oaks dining room. There was a bag of homemade chocolate candies for each man, and a red, heart necklace for each lady at the table.

Last but not least was the Chinese auction/grab bag for the men. We’ll all remember is Jim Dunegan modeling the “burning for you” shorts he found wrapped around a wine bottle.

A very sincere thank you to all who made this event a success; Ilene Simnowitz, Sheila Weckstein, Margie Dunegan, Diana Schmidt, Cindy Kocher, Bette Johnson, Maureen Casner, Eleanor Cerlenko, Rae Stover, Arleen Massa, Treva Gildea, Jeannie Konicki and Sandy Arbuckle.

The club presentec the teddy bears from the table centerpieces to Margie Dunegan’s granddaughter. The teenager will spend her spring break in Belize helping to build an orphanage, and she will give the teddy bears to the orphans.

Welcome to the newest Lady Niner, Carolee Riola.

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