Oak Run news 08-25-2017

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ORHA has openings for directors and neighborhood reps

By Laura Smith

Dear readers, as you all know one of my favorite words is hope. Well, I hope you had a better week than I did. After all my comments regarding the Crazy T-shirt dance, Joe and I did not get to it. I did not have a tee shirt on, but I did something crazy, fell (received some injuries), first black eyes. The good news is that we in Oak Run are so fortunate to have a great ambulance service. The young men, Paul and Bryan were terrific to me as was West Marion ER. I am looking forward to hearing what some of the crazy shirts messages were like. ORHA is still looking for some residents to come forward with an interest in serving on the board. Very happy to report that several folks have called me regarding various club activities.

That means there is much interest in the goings on at the events and articles are being read. Couple of the clubs have some really yummy sounding menus. Irish American with a real Octoberfest meal and NewYork Club with a good old fashion turkey dinner with all the trimmings. They are featuring karaoke, go it alone or with a group. If I showed up, going it alone, they would ask me to “please just go.” Well, not everyone is a born singer. Pancakes are being served in the Orchid Club on Saturday. I have mentioned it before, please tell these volunteers thank you. We have quite a few new residents and I encourage them to visit one of the club parties. I belong to the Upstate NewYork Club and we love to see newbies trying us out, then hopefully becoming members. The clubs welcome all residents. All clubs are listed in the front pages of the Oak Run directory with phone number of contact person. Perhaps we will meet at the pancake breakfast. The following words from Abraham Lincoln seem so appropriate at this time and I hope you agree: “My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.” Peace, Laura.


Irish American ticket sale – Aug. 30 from 9 -11 am O.C. Lobby

Acoustic Club Jam – Wednesday, Aug. 30 at 3 p.m.at Island Club

Check Newsletter schedule for Samba, Mah Jongg

Oak Run Homeowner’s Association (ORHA)

Four of our current directors’ two-year terms will expire at the end of 2017. For those Oak Run residents who may be thinking of running for the 2018 ORHA Board of Directors, please contact myself or Dave Stott so that we may explain all the responsibilities that come with being a director.

We will also have several openings for Neighborhood Representatives. Please consider volunteering. It won’t take up much of your time and is a great way to meet your neighbors. Being a Neighborhood Representative is great experience and will give one a much better understanding of how everything works here in Oak Run.

Dave Stott ORHA President. (352)282-3444

Give Back to The Community

Give back to the community is a lighted hearted group dedicated to helping people less fortunate than themselves. We sew things for kids, nursing home patients, newborns, homeless and hospice just to name a few. We make everything from twin size quilts to knitted hats and throws to walker bags to teddy bears. We really enjoy our three-hour, once a mo. meeting on Thursdays from noon-3 in the I.C. We play music, have snacks and coffee and share a lot of laughs. We are trying to help our community and we could your help. We need people who sew and those who don’t if you would like to join a fun-loving group and help the Ocala community, please call Diane Church at 873-3471.


On Sunday, Oct. 15, go with us to the Show Palace Dinner Theater for their wonderful buffet and see a well-known musical that was also made into a movie.

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is set in 1850’s Oregon and tells the story of Millie, a young bride living in the wilderness with her six brothers-in-law. First, she must try and civilize them, but this gets very interesting when the brothers kidnap 6 women from a neighboring town to become their brides. The music is grand and the action is rowdy. Joan Berring and Ed Schlosser are your hosts but for now call Connie Smith to secure your place on the bus.

Our annual holiday show is on Christmas Day with Dec. 25 being a Monday. The Show Palace is putting out its always great Christmas buffet and produces a show that will bring back your favorite holiday memories of snowmen, eggnog and singing carols. There is still time but this trip usually sells out so call your hosts, Joann and Fred Veale, to get your ticket.

Renaissance Women

Dinner: First Wednesday,esday of the month at 5 p.m. at the ROGC. Call Pat 854-7549 or Gerry (352) 873-6868.

Brunch: Sunday, Sept. 17 at 11:30 a.m. at Fox Den Tavern, 128 SW Broadway St., downtown Ocala. Cost will be $15+ depending on entree chosen and includes Soup and Salad Bar and a Mimosa. Call Gloria by Sept. 10 to reserve, 570-606-7107.

Ethnic Luncheon: Thursday, Aug. 31 at 12:30 p.m. at Carrabba’s Italian Grill, 2370 SW College Road, Ocala. Call Joyce 873-7871 or Martha 237-9333

Movies: Call Peg 274-9640

Next Meeting: Sunday, Sept. 24 2 p.m., Island Club

Membership: Call Patricia 445-7428; Leave Message

Never any dues! We are open to all ladies of Oak Run!

Do you remember?

Tune in to Len Teitler’s “Do You Remember” narrated by Anna Boodee featuring the Italian/American Club’s Feb. 8, 2012 “St. Valentine’s Day” Dinner Dance, fund raiser for St. Jude’s following FYI daily from Aug. 25 to Sept. 1 at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.

New York Club

The New York Club will offer a Fun Evening of Karaoke and Music on Sept. 27 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Orchid Club! Go it alone or grab a few friends to harmonize! Bring an autumn centerpiece and a special prize will go to the best in the house. Bubbles will provide entertainment too. Bob Evans will cater roasted turkey with dressing, mashed potatoes with gravy, cranberry sauce, rolls, butter, and apple pie! Tickets will be sold in the card room on Sept. 11 from 10 to noon at $10 for members and $13 for guests. If you can’t come to eat, come for the music at $5 for members and $7 for guests. Coffee and tea provided.

The Club is seeking new Board Members, President, V-President, Treasurer for 2018. Interested persons should come to the Board meeting on Sept. 28 at 10 a.m. in the card room of the Orchid Club, or contact Donna at 508.320.9803.


We invite you to attend the Ambassadors Workshop on Thursday, Sept.14 at 9 a.m. in the Card Room. The Workshops are open to all Oak Run residents and we encourage you to visit. Volunteers are needed in many areas.

Ticket sales for the “Hooray for Hollywood” Dance to be held Saturday, Sept. 16 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Palm Grove Club will be Aug. 26 at Pancake Breakfast, Sept. 4 from 8 to 10 a.m. in the Card Room and at Donut Drop-In on Sept. 9. After that date, phone Becky Stott, 282-3444. Music by Automatic Duo. $6 p/p BYOB.

All Ambassador events are for Oak Run residents and their overnight guests only.

Make checks payable to ORHA. Please - No Cash

Royal Oaks Women’s 18 Hole Golf League

Best Front Nine was our game on Aug. 15. Sue Conner and Noreen Dygert tied for first place in Group I. Group II winners were 1st Judy Klein, 2nd Sharon Scrivens. Group III winners were 1st Sylvia Zappia, 2nd JanTennant. No one was Closest to Pin. ROWGO welcomes all Oak Run women interested in joining our League. Contact the Pro Shop at 352-861-1818.

Performing Arts Company of Oak Run (PACOR)

Rehearsals have started for the Performing Arts Company of Oak Run’s production of Spirit! by Peg Kehret. In the role of Annabelle Weisman is newcomer, not only to the stage but to PACOR, Shellie Poissant. Shellie is juggling her new-found acting experience with a full-time job in the Telemetry Department at West Marion Community Hospital. Shellie finds the combination challenging but fun, and has enjoyed the support and camaraderie of her fellow cast members. Upcoming ticket sales are Aug. 26, 8-10 a.m, at the Orchid Club, and Aug. 28, 10:30-11:30 a.m, at the Palm Grove.


Oct. 18-- An Oktoberfest at the Orchid Club. Authentic German food including Beer Brats, Knockwurst, Bavarian sauerkraut, German potato salad. and Spaetzel with German brown butter gravy. Names starting with A-M bring a desert.

German theme entertainment and dancing are on the agenda.

Nov. 15-- A Luau at Palm Grove. This is a big event so be sure to put this on your calendar. This will be a genuine first-class Luau. The entertainment and food to be supplied by the Royal Polynesian Review from Orlando. They perform at Disney and other class locations. Expect real Polynesian Luau food and a Polynesian floor show. Followed by dancing. Feel free to invite your Oak Run friends. Ticket prices will be $35 each. This event is well worth the price. We are bringing Disney caliber entertainment and food to Oak Run without the drive!!

Dec. 6--Holiday dinner/dance at Palm Grove. Catered meal with hors d’oeuvres. This is a dress-up affair. Jackets and ties for the guys. Leave the shorts in the dresser drawer for this one.

Respectfully, Ray Miller Pres./UMC


There are two Tuesdays remaining before Bocce Season starts to either learn the game of Bocce or practice up for the Leagues. Come on down to the Bocce Courts at 8:45 a.m. on Aug. 22 or the 29th to get in on the fun! If you would like to be on a team, call Art or Pat Kreideweis at 291-1456 to get your name in as a player. We also welcome snowbirds to participate in Bocce play. Perhaps. some of the newcomers to Oak Run would be interested, so give us a call. There are openings on several days and a night team.

Irish American Club

Early Oktoberfest will be held Thursday, Sept. 14, 5:30 – 9:30 at Palm Grove. Traditional fare of beer brats or pork loin, potato pancakes, pierogies, sauerkraut, cookies and coffee with be served. (BYOB) Music will be provided by DJ Fred Campbell. There will be door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. Tickets are: $17/person for members and $20/person for guests. Tickets sales are on Wednesday, Aug. 30 9 – 11 at the Orchid Club. You must indicate your meat choice when you purchase your tickets. Any questions, contact Ann at 873-4755 or Val at 861-1223.

Well, folks, hope you have a good week. Stay dry! Peace, Laura Smith csjtpq2@gmail.com