Oak Run news 3-9-2012

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All residents invited to hear special speaker

By Carol Ann Wheeler

The Oak Run Veterans’ Association will meet on Wednesday, March 21, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Orchid Club. The topic will be the memory impaired program of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. Their program is designed to help provide family and caregivers support and identify persons with Alzheimer’s or dementia in times of emergency, or who may be prone to wandering and getting lost or confused. The Veterans’ Association feels that this program will not only be interesting to the members but to all residents of Oak Run. Please try to attend this special program. Free coffee and cookies will be provided, plus you can enter in a 50-50 raffle. At this meeting we will honor one of our comrades, Robert William Vozzella, who served in the U S Navy.

Troubadours’ Concert
The Troubadours are rehearsing diligently for their new spring concert scheduled on Thursday, April 12, and Friday, April 13. There will be many familiar songs and melodies that you will enjoy, among them selections from “Music Man.” There will also be some solos and a guest appearance of violinist Erica Goodman. It promises to be an entertaining concert. Tickets will be on sale in the Orchid Club lobby on the following dates and times: March 10 from 9 to 11 a.m., March 12 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., March 14 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., March 19 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., and March 21 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tickets will also be on sale every Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. from March 8 through April 5 at Palm Grove. Many members of the Troubadours would also be happy to get you tickets. General admission is $5 and reserved seats, $7.

Donuts and Books
Come to the Orchid Club tomorrow, Saturday, March 10, between 8 and 10 a.m. for donuts, juice and coffee or tea. Chat with your neighbors and while you’re there look over the book sale to benefit the Oak Run library.

Do You Remember?
Tune in channel 12 for Len Teitler’s presentation of the New York Club’s January party, “Let It Snow (someplace else),” narrated by Anna Boodee. It will air daily following “FYI” at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from March 9 to 16.

New York Club
Here is some additional information about the International Dinner Dance on March 28. Food will be catered by Pavoratti’s and music provided by the Carriers. Ticket sales on March 12 will be in the card room of the Orchid Club from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost for members is $12 and for guests, $15. For more information contact Nancy Lillard at 352-873-6110.

Little Theatre - “Sex Please We’re Sixty”
The cast and production crew of Little Theatre’s presentation of “Sex Please We’re Sixty” are nearing the home stretch. All the arrangements for the dinner theatre are on line, tables and linens have been ordered and meal preparations by Royal Oaks are ready to proceed as soon as we give them a final head count. Table decorations have been completed, final touches are being made to the scenery, props have been hunted down and are in place. The directors are in the process of fine tuning the cast to put on their very best possible performance. All we need is another robust Oak Run audience to cheer us on!
A few tables are still available for the dinner show. For information and reservations please call Diana Schmidt at 352-873-7243. For the other three shows call Linda Noel at 352-873-9908. If all the reserved seats are sold out by showtime general admission seats will be on sale at the door prior to each show. Please support our efforts to entertain you. We hope you will come away with a feeling that you are pleased to have such theatre groups in our midst.

Oak Run Travel
Our first sign up date from the new spring brochure will be on Tuesday, March 13, from 8 to 9 a.m. in the Orchid Club auditorium. Here are the trips to be sold that date (check the spring travel brochure for additional information about the trip, the trip date and the cost):
“In the Mood” is a retro 1940’s review.
“New York Nights” is a dinner theater presentation filled with classic pop hits and great singing and dancing.
“Nobody’s Perfect” is a dinner theater comedy about a male author posing as a female writer to win a prize.
Ybor City historical trip will be guided by a life-long resident.
“Moon Over Buffalo” is a madcap farce involving actors trying to impress a director for a new show.
There will also be sign ups on Friday, March 16, from 8 to 9 a.m. in the Island Club. Check the spring travel brochure for more information about these trips:
Tarpon Springs tour will explore the Greek heritage of the area.
Brandon Mall shopping trip will be in November for Christmas shopping.
On Saturday, March 17, from 8 to 9 a.m. in the Island Club there will be sign ups for the following trips (check the spring travel brochure for more information):
Daytona Speedway tour will take you behind the scenes.
Thanksgiving trip to Nashville will be six days and five nights.
The people who are going on the Washington, D.C., trip on April 19 - 24 should plan to attend the document meeting at the Orchid Club at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 24. Information and documents will be distributed at this meeting.

OMI - The Fun Club
On April 5 OMI will present music trivia and dancing hosted by Barry and Nancy. “Name That Tune” is a a game for fun and prizes. Each table is a team. Points are awarded as follows: name the tune, 1 point; name the artist, 2 points; supply the next line of the song, 3, points for a possible total of 6 points per song. Each snippet of the song will be repeated three times to give your team an opportunity to confer and agree. There will be three sets of songs with time for dancing and relaxing between each set.
The menu will consist of subs, salad, snacks and dessert. Bring the beverage of your choice. Doors open at 5 p.m. with dinner at 5:30 p.m. in the Orchid Club, There will also be 50/50.
Tickets will be on sale March 15 and 22 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Orchid Club lobby. Cost will $10 for members and guests. For more information call Jan Acklin at 352- 873 0115.

Laurel Oaks Book Club
The Laurel Oaks Book Club will meet on Monday, March 19, at 7 p.m. “The Elegance of the Hedgehog” by Muriel Barbery will be discussed. RSVP to Deb at 352-566-6293. New members are always welcome.

Renaissance Women
Our next meeting will be an indoor picnic on March 25 at the Orchid Club at 1 p.m. (Please note the picnic will take place at the Orchid Club, not Palm Grove. Future meetings will be at Palm Grove.) Call Jessica at 352- 873-4551 or Pat at 352- 854-7549 for a reservation. Cost is $10. The picnic will be our outing for March as well as our meeting.

Royal Oaks Women’s 18 Hole Golf
On Tuesday, Feb. 28, we played low net. The weather was nice and the scores reflected that. The winners were: First Flight - 1st place, Diana Galla, 2nd place tie, Carol Allison and Roseann Lavacca; Second Flight - 1st place- Noreen Salo, 2nd place, Joanne Ellis, 3rd place, Judy Klein; Third Flight - 1st place- Patty Dougherty, 2nd place- Gayle Feeman, 3rd place- Ginger Drake. Patty Dougherty was closest to the pin. No one is complaining about this perfect golf weather.

Royal Oaks Lady Niners
March 1 we played odd holes. Flight A winners: 1st place Bette Johnson tied with Brenda Raider, 3rd place Charlotte Green; Flight B 1st Joyce Madill, 2nd Joan Scholl, tied in 3rd Eleanor Cerlenko and Cindy Kocher. We had a great day for chip-ins, Elsa Berbig and Kerry Tims on hole 6, Cindy Kocher hole 3 and Bette Johnson hole 9. Closest to pin was Bette Johnson

Royal Oaks Men’s Golf
March 2 found the men’s golf group finishing the President’s Match Play Tournament that started sometime in the first part of February. The first part of the tournament was double elimination match play with all participants having two chances to win. This led to some exciting matches that went down to the wire on the last day.
The winners in each of the flights were as follows:
Regular first flight - Ron Catapano, the winner. Emmet Dowling second.
Regular second flight - Ralph Lavaca the winner. Al Prachel second.
Regular third flight - Larry Collins, the winner. Bill Start second.
Senior first flight - John O’Neill, the winner. Bob Gildea second.
Senior second flight - Dick Feltenberger and Bruce Drake finished in a tie.
On the last day, the two remaining games of the format were played. Two teams made up of two players each competed in a nine hole format of alternate shot, and a second nine of four ball. The winning teams were:
Dougherty/Collins, Albright/Cunningham, Salberg/Connelly, Kollar/Terry, Gray/Start, Szabo/Simnowitz, O’Neill/Valois, Gildea/Madill, and Aubrey/Paller.
After chairman Terry handed out the awards lunch was served by the Royal Oaks Dining staff. As usual, it was outstanding, and a fitting way to end the tournament. Thanks to John Terry for coordinating the event, which was particularly difficult due to the format.
One final note. The sign up sheet is posted for the St. Patrick’s Day tournament on Friday, March 16. Look forward to seeing all of you then.
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.