Oak Run news 10-19-2012

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Health fair scheduled for Oct. 25 at Palm Grove

By Carol Wheeler

Oak Run’s health fair will take place on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Palm Grove. Many professionals will be on hand to answer your questions and various screenings and tests will be available, including hearing and blood pressure. Everything is free at the fair. No appointments are necessary. Come in to browse and speak with the many physicians and health care representatives participating.


Baby Boomer Club

It’s Hard Rock time again! All boomers and guests are welcome to join us Dec. 4 as we hop on the bus to the Hard Rock Casino. Tickets will be on sale Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the Orchid Club lobby from 9 to 11 a.m. Just $21 gets $25 in free play, a $5 food voucher and bus transportation, including gratuity. What a deal! The bus leaves promptly from the Palm Grove lot at 11:30 a.m. and departs the Hard Rock at 6:30 p.m. Call Adele at 352-854-4963.


Laurel Oaks

The annual harvest dinner will be held on Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Orchid Club. A delicious turkey dinner buffet will be prepared by ROGC. Full details can be found in the flyer that was left in your cubby. Folks, this is a neighborhood get together. You will have the opportunity to meet your neighbors, find out what is happening in the neighborhood and just plain have a good time. There will be a 50/50 to benefit the Interfaith food pantry. If you require transportation or have a question or comment concerning the dinner please call Paula at 352-237-4550. Let’s make this a record breaking turnout for Laurel Oaks! Looking forward to seeing you at the harvest dinner.


Oak Run Christmas Party

There will be a Christmas party open to all Oak Runners on Dec. 8 at Palm Grove from 5 to 10 p.m. Catering will be by Royal Oaks and the menu will include ham or chicken, salad, and dessert. Special diets can be accommodated. Entertainment will be by Homer Noodleman, a multi-talented entertainer, who puts on a variety show that includes comedy, impressions and instrumentals. There will also be music for dancing.

Tickets at $19 per person will be available in the Orchid Club lobby from 8 to 10 a.m. on Oct. 27 and Nov. 10.


Passport Show: The Ditchfield Family Singers

The 6th Passport Show of 2012 will take place on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Palm Grove. The Ditchfield Family Singers are acclaimed for their close harmony and wide variety of musical styles.

Individual tickets will be on sale Monday, Oct. 29 from 8 to 10 a.m. in the Orchid Club card room and Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Orchid Club lobby, Cost is $15 per person. Make your check payable to ORHA; please no cash.


Tuesday is bingo night

Come and join your friends and neighbors for a fun night of bingo. Doors open at 3 p.m., cards sales are from 4 to 5:45 p.m., and games begin at 6 p.m.

Remember no one under 18 years of age is allowed in the Orchid Club during games. All residents and overnight guests must wear visible name tags or pool tags The snack bar will be open.

Bingo is currently in need of volunteers. Please contact Dee Spath at 352-237-9364 if you would like to help.


Oak Run Travel

Our recent trip on Oct. 7 to the Show Palace to see ”Sound of Music” was a huge success. Residents raved about the show and said the food was excellent on the buffet. We have more trips to the Show Palace in the fall-winter brochure so check out trips number 6, 18, 25.


Tickets available for upcoming trips:

There are a few seats for our Nov. 8 trip to Tampa Hard Rock; call Wayne and Howardean Krueger. We have just a single ticket available for the Singing Christmas Tree on Dec. 8; call Kitty Trichel for information. Also a few tickets are still available for “A Show Palace Christmas” on Tuesday, Dec. 25; call Rita Stotz.

All you cruisers pay special attention! There are still a couple of cabins remaining for our Eastern Caribbean cruise on Royal Caribbean, hosted by John Cassabianca. Sail on March 3, 2013, for 7 days, cruise the tropics on the fabulous Allure of the Seas. The ship itself is a destination so if you should choose not to go ashore at the ports of call you will have plenty to do and see on board. Three of the most interesting places are the Promenade, Boardwalk and Central Park. The Promenade features a levitating bar which ascends and descends over three decks while you sit and enjoy your favorite drink. The Boardwalk has a carousel, Johnny Rockets diner and a Seafood Shack, plus 2 rock climbing walls and the Aqua Theatre where divers plunge from 50 feet into a pool that must look the size of a postage stamp. Central Park feels like a walk in the park with live trees, shrubbery and even a few birds flitting around. This is where the various specialty dining venues are or you can just sit on a park bench with a cup of coffee and never feel like you are on board a ship at sea.



The winners of the Oct. 4 low net tournament are listed in order of finish in each flight. Flight A: Marti Babb, Donna Huffman, Marge Rymarcsuk; Flight B: Sue Elie, Janet Sutphen, Bev Schaesel; Flight C: Nancy Reichenbacher, Norma Rombach, Norma Erickson; Flight D: Sharon Scrivens, Ginny Simons, Mary Hart. Closest to the pin was Janet Sutphen and Joan Klier and Nancy Reichenbacher had chip ins.

The winners of the Oct. 11 low net tournament are listed in order of finish in each flight. Flight A: Marge Rymarcsuk, Joan Klier, Sue Marentette; Flight B: Olive Adler, Sue Elie, Donna Huffman; Flight C: LaVerne Browand, Kate Lott, Janet Sutphen; Flight D: Sharon Scrivens, Ginny Simons, Ruby Shepard. Closest to the pin was Bebe Hahne and there were no chip ins.


Royal Oaks Men’s Golf

Friday, Oct. 12, saw the members back on the course for the first time in a week. The course was closed for seeding with rye grass in preparation for the winter season, and extra days were needed to let the seed germinate. As a result the greens have not been mowed, making for slow putts that created some problems. However, the day was perfect for golf with the morning temperature in the middle 50s and sunny. So all was not lost.

The game was the usual three best net. The winner with a score of 195 was the team of Ron Tennant, Al Prachel, Bill Staiger, and Joe Paller. Second with a score of 203 was the team of Sam Sample, Tom Ducz, Ray Hagerman, and Steve Casner. Third with a 205 was the team of Charlie Elder, Bill Ellin, Bill Start, and Larry Soine.

Don’t forget to sign up for the Oktoberfest Tournament to be held on the 25th of October. By then the greens will be fast and smooth.