Oak Run news 3-2-2012

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Tickets available for Little Theatre productions

By Carol Ann Wheeler

The action in Little Theatre’s play “Sex Please We’re Sixty” really ramps up when Mrs Stancliff, the proprietress of the Rose Cottage Bed and Breakfast, enlists the aid of Henry, her gentleman caller, to help her reduce the amorous inclinations of Bud The Stud. Henry, a retired chemist, has recently returned from a trip to Italy and is engaged in developing a pill he discovered there that increases the libido in menopausal women. An ingredient in the pill goes awry, however, and things go mysteriously strange and belly laughing funny when both Bud and Henry mistakenly take a dose of the pill.
Remaining ticket sales in the Orchid Club are on March 6 from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m., March 10 from 8 to 10 a.m. and March 14 from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. In the Palm Grove Club ticket sales will be on March 5 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. There are a few remaining tickets for the dinner show as well as reserved seats for the other shows. If you cannot make one of the above selling dates, call Diana Schmidt for dinner show tickets at 352-873-7243 and for all others call Linda Noel at 352-873-9908. This play is receiving great reviews where playing around the country!!

Do You Remember?
Super Bowl Party
Tune in channel 12 for Len Teitler’s presentation of the 2012 Super Bowl Party, narrated by Anna Boodee. It will air following “FYI” daily from March 2 to March 9 at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Baby Boomers -
Bowling and Gambling
The 2nd Annual Oak Run Baby Boomers’ Bowling and Pizza Party will take place on Saturday, March 10, at 2 p.m. at AMF West Lanes. Cost is $12 per bowler which includes 3 games, shoe rental, 2 slices of pizza and pop. Cost for non-bowlers is $5. Tickets will be on sale tomorrow, Saturday, March 3, from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Orchid Club lobby. For more information call Marianne at 352-237-9928.
It’s Hard Rock time again. Oak Run Baby Boomers and their guests are invited to join us for another fun-filled trip to Tampa on Tuesday, April 10. We will leave the Palm Grove lot promptly at 12:30 p.m. and depart Hard Rock at 7:30 p.m. Get your tickets March 10 from 9 to 11 a.m. inside the Orchid Club auditorium where Donut Drop-In will be taking place until 10 a.m. For your $20 you will receive $30 in free play, plus a $5 food voucher. Transportation and gratuity are included. For Information call Adele at 352-854-7963.

Upper Midwest Club
When is a chili cook-off not a chili cook-off? When it’s a “Let’s Get Crock’d” cook-off, that’s when. What is a “Let’s Get Crock’d” cook-off you ask? It’s when the members supply the crock pots of chili, but the club supplies other crock pot type items like clam chowder, beef stew, kielbasa and sauerkraut, and pasta dishes. So on March 14 it will be a “Let’s get Crock’d” cook-off expanded to include many items made in a crock pot. This cook-off will be a new twist to crock pot cooking and yes chili in a pot can still be made. If you do not want to cook chili, just bring finger foods or a dessert. Everyone should bring the beverage of their choice. The entertainment for the event will be Homer Noodleman, a one-man comedy-variety show. Come prepared to laugh a lot. The annual Chinese auction will be on for the night as well, so bring an item to the party and we will auction it off for the club. There will also be a 75:25 raffle and door prizes. Ticket sales for all this will be Monday, March 5, and Tuesday, March 6, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Orchid Club lobby. Please note the change in the cost: members only $5 and guests, $7.

Laurel Oaks directories,
planning, men’s breakfast,
St. Patrick’s Day
Laurel Oaks is a very active neighborhood. In order to better communicate with all our neighbors an e-mail listing is maintained. The March Laurel Oaks Newsletter contains a form for corrections, deletions and new e-mail addresses. A form for updates to the address and phone directory is also included. Please complete the form and return it as directed. E-mail addresses are never shared and only appropriate Laurel Oaks items are distributed. Thank you for your cooperation.
The neighborhood planning committee will meet on Monday, March 5, at 7 p.m. to plan upcoming events. Won’t you join in and share your ideas? RSVP to Deb at 352-566-6293.
On Thursday, March 15, the Laurel Oaks Men’s Breakfast will host two guest speakers from the Marion County Sheriff’s Department.. Captain James Burton, District Commander of the South West District, and Duane Johnson, South West COPS Coordinator, will discuss their responsibilities in the South West District. This will be a very informative discussion with an opportunity to ask questions. The breakfast will be held at the Royal Oaks Golf Club at 8 a.m. RSVP to Bill at 352-237-4550 or e-mail empireago@embarqmail.com. (There are no hyphens in this address.) Give the men’s breakfast a try!!
The famous Laurel Oaks St. Patrick’s Day party will be held on Saturday, March 17, at the Orchid Club. Yes, that is St. Patrick’s Day!! Green and white carnations will grace each table with balloons floating over head. A choice of four different styles of hats will be available for each person. A beautiful green bead necklace with three shamrocks will be presented to each of the ladies. Yes, there will be beads for the gents as well and everyone will receive a green shamrock wrist bracelet! Top it off with a delicious corned beef and cabbage dinner. Bring the beverage of your choice. There will be musical entertainment with professional singer Fred Campbell. Join in the Irish trivia contest, sing along, buy 50/50 tickets and there will be other surprises! The best St. Patrick’s party in Ocala is only $13.50 per person! (A limited number of seats are available for residents of other neighborhoods). Check your cubby for the flyer. For more information call Paula at 352-237-4550. Let’s fill the Orchid Club and have a great time!

New England Club
The New England Club will hold the March meeting on Thursday, the 15th, at the Orchid Club. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served at 6 p.m., consisting of ham or breast of chicken and boiled vegetables, including cabbage.. Sign ups will be on Monday, March 5, and Friday, March 9, in the Orchid Club lobby from 10 a.m. until noon. Cost of tickets is $15.
The entertainment will be a team trivia contest, so put on your thinking caps and bring your memory with you. A 50/50 will be held and door prizes awarded. Please bring a friend and remember new members are always welcome. If you need any information or have any questions please call Mary at 352-854-7941.

Married for 73 Years!
Can you imagine being married for 73 years? Frank and Esther Jensen, who reside in neighborhood 2, have been married that long! They wed in New York, had two boys and three girls and were snow birds. Falling in love with Oak Run they decided to firmly plant their feet here. Their friends Jack and Dollie Ryan want Oak Runners to know about the Jensen’s long term love affair.

New York Club
Greetings to our club members and all Oak Runners. Even with empty pockets from our trip to the Tampa racetrack, most will be joining in for a fun time at our International Dinner Dance on March 28. It will be interesting to see those who wear or show their background or heritage. Tickets will be on sale on March 12. If you are an Oak Runner, come join this fun-for-all club. Dues are $6 per person. For more information contact Nancy Lillard at 352-873-6110. Contact our Sunshine Gal Ginny at 352-854-5120 to cheer a member.

Golfview Spring Fling
Golfview is having a Spring Fling, Friday, March 16, at 6 p.m. at Palm Grove. Cost will be $5 per person. Please bring a “heavy” hors d’oeuvre to serve 10 people and bring the beverage of your choice. Entertainment will be “An Affair to Remember” by Ron Ratisher DJ and MC. There will be a 50/50 raffle. For more information please contact Sandy Mantel.

Genealogy Club
The Oak Run Genealogy Club will meet on Friday, March 16, at 9:30 a.m. in the card room of the Orchid Club. Jim Waddell will present the program ”‘Google for the Genealogist” which will give everyone enough information to be successful in doing basic searches using Google. Unless otherwise noted club meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month; please refer to the club’s blog, orgenealogy.blogspot.com, for any last minute changes. (There are no hyphens in this address.)

Can’t Help Singing
“Can’t Help Singing” will return to Palm Grove on Friday, April 20, Saturdays July 14, and Sept. 1, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Please mark your calendars. Our little show is still a “gift of love” to our friends and neighbors in Oak Run. The talented Nick LaPetina will delight us with his piano. Vinny Mure, without a doubt one of the finest performers of our time, continues to deliver his songs with class. Ralph Dragotto’s renditions of “Mamma,” “Too Ra Loo Ra” and “Yiddisha Mamma” have a magic to delight. We are hoping Rosemarie Imbriale can join us. Come let us caress your heart with our songs. Keep well and God bless.

Oak Run Travel
Those of you who went to the Stetson Mansion with us last year know what a fantastic, interesting guide we had with Kent. Well, we have him again for two trips this year.
The first trip that Kent will do for us is on Friday, Nov. 16, and is called “Rediscovering the Real Florida.” Our first stop is one of the oldest ranches is Florida that is now the largest training facility for harness racing. We will see young ponies being put through their paces on the race track and learn how they are pampered. Next we will visit DeLeon Springs State Park where we will stop for a most unusual lunch of pancakes at a restored Sugar Mill in the park. Afterward, we will visit the Pioneer Settlement for the Creative Arts to see first hand how the early pioneers persevered. A village has been created with over 17 buildings including an old school house, church, log cabin, railroad depot and much more. See the new spring brochure for the sign up date.
The second trip that Kent will do for us is on Friday, Nov. 30, a trip to Winter Park. We will first visit some of the opulent homes in Winter Park including a tour of a Spanish farm house that set the tone for the entire community. We will take a guided boat cruise on a chain of lakes connected by small canals. Then we will experience the most comprehensive collection in the world of stained glass created by Louis Tiffany with a docent from the Morse Museum. You will have the opportunity to visit exclusive shops and boutiques along Park Avenue and have lunch on your own at one of the local restaurants. See the new spring brochure for the sign up date.
Our first signup date from the new spring brochure will be on Tuesday, March 13, at the Orchid Club for the show “In the Mood.” It is a wonderful musical revue featuring the “In the Mood” singers and dancers along with the sensational “String of Pearls” Big Band Orchestra. The show will be on Wednesday, April 18, at the Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach.
The Ultimate Spring 2013 Cruise with the Lammons
Oak Run residents Bob and Regine Lammon have put together an 11-night cruise for the residents of Oak Run and their guests to the southwestern region of the Caribbean on the Celebrity Equinox, March 25 through April 5, 2013. Celebrity is offering, for a limited time only on this cruise, a military discount for selected categories. For more information, please call Bob at 352-237-8720.
Tennis Club
What great weather we had for playing tennis in February. We wish we could have this weather all year long, but we live in Florida. The turn out for Tally Tennis has been great. If you have visitors have them come down to the courts on Tuesday and Thursday at 2:30 p.m. and come along with them.
The March tennis mixer will be held on Wednesday, March 28. A slight charge will be requested to cover the cost of the refreshments and food made available. Watch the bulletin board for the sign up sheet. This is always lots of fun and an opportunity to play with all level of players.
Royal Oaks Women’s 18 Hole Golf
On Tuesday, Feb. 21, we played “Odds and Evens.” Before play we had to decide which two players’ scores would count on the odd holes and the remaining two players would be responsible for the even holes. The better score of the pair was used on the appropriate odd or even holes. The winners were: first place - Diana Galla, Salita Timmermeyer, Judy Klein, and Joanne Morris; tied for second place - the team of Carol Clark, Maureen Edwards, Sheila Adams and Barb Davis, the team of Roseann Lavacca, Sylvia Zappia, Carolyn Collins and Cindy Kocher and the team of Carol Allison, Janet Tully, Ginger Drake and Leslie Rizzo. Patty Dougherty was closest to the pin.
Royal Oaks Lady Niners
We all started out in the morning to have a great day of golf. It did look like rain but we thought it was all over so we proceeded to the first hole. The first group teed off and proceeded, and then the rain come down in buckets. So we all headed back to the club house. Some of the ladies played hand and foot and the rest of us enjoyed a great breakfast. Hope next week we will be able to get our golf game in. Until then, happy golfing.
The winners of the low net tournament held at Spruce Creek Preserve on Thursday, Feb.16 are as follows:
Flight A 1st- Sue Marentette 2nd- Jennie Buccella 3rd- Gail Barclay
Flight B 1st- JoAnn Cohen 2nd- Karen Schuelke 3rd- Norma Rombach
Flight C 1st- Linda Noel 2nd- Jean Travers 3rd- Anita Caruso
Flight D 1st- Ginny Simons 2nd- Betty Scott
Due to the rainy weather, play was canceled for Thursday, Feb. 23. Hopefully we will greeted by lots of sunshine and warmer temperatures for our games in March.
Royal Oaks Men’s Golf
The game on Friday, Feb. 24, was three best net. The course played in good condition helped by the recent rains. Thirty-nine players participated, with the number impacted by the ongoing match play competition.
The winners with a score of 192 were Bob Gray, Gene Topp, Tom Ducz, and Steve Szabo. Second with a score of 197 were Ron Catapano, Jim Kennedy, and George Gariepy. In third with a 198 were Dale Wurzburger, Ken Frandsen, Ray Hagerman, and Larry Soine.
Closest to the pin on the par three’s were Frank Kelley, Bob Gray, and Dick Rizzo (2).
The Match Play Championship which was to be finished today was moved back to March 2 in order to allow enough time for all the matches to be completed. The flight champions and runners up will be reported next week. Stay tuned.
Carol Ann’s Corner
This week’s Corner consists of bits and pieces. First of all I want to remind everyone that if you see any internet address (web site, e-mail address, etc.) that contains a hyphen, be careful. Last week’s column contained a couple but the addresses do not work with the hyphens. As I have pointed out in connection with my e-mail address at the end of this column, the program that sets up the Citizen will put hyphens where it pleases and cannot be persuaded to do otherwise. So if you see an internet address with a hyphen in the Citizen, or elsewhere, be suspicious. If you want to use the hyphenated address as shown, consider also duplicating your action using the address without the hyphen.
It may be a bit early for the hurricane season but here’s a suggestion that will work in any power outage at night. Go out in your yard and bring in those solar powered garden lights. Place them where needed. In the morning, take them back into the yard and let the sun recharge them. If the lights are still out the next night you will have light again. Much safer than candles and no need to worry about batteries.
Send all items for this column to Carol Ann Wheeler at democratcarol@deccacable.com no later than the afternoon of the Friday before publication. Note there are no hyphens in the address. If you wish to call her, the number is in the Oak Run directory. You may send pictures as jpg attachments. Typed copy or hard copy photos can be placed in Carol’s cubby across the street from her house but should be submitted earlier as they take longer to process. The names of the people in all photos must be included.