Oak Run news 4-13-2012

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Can't Help Singing to present 'Vinny and Me'

By Carol Wheeler

The return of Can’t Help Singing will present “Vinny and Me.” Admission is free to all our neighbors in Oak Run on Friday, April 20, at Palm Grove beginning at 7 p.m. Ever since the original Can’t Help Singing shows Vinny Mure and Ralph Dragotto have been delighting and inspiring folks at many assisted living facilities throughout Ocala. Vinny Mure without a doubt is an extraordinary performer. His talent made him one of the finalists in last year’s “The World Has Talent 55+ Talent Show” at the Circle Square Cultural Center. Ralph Dragotto will bring his expressive lyric renditions of love and inspirational songs to a new level. Ralph will be appearing as a finalist at “The World Has Talent 55+ Talent Show” on May 5 at Circle Square Cultural Center. His successful song writing won him recognition by famous performers Connie Francis and Guy Mitchell on MGM and Columbia Records.
Y’all are welcome to come and hear seniors at their best.

Do You Remember?
Fine Arts Show

Tune in channel 12 for Len Teitler’s presentation of the Art Club of Oak Run’s 20th Anniversary Fine Arts Show, narrated by Anna Boodee.
It will air following “FYI” at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from April 13 to 20.

Donut Drop In/Book Sale
Tomorrow, Saturday, April 14, you will have an opportunity to breakfast with your neighbors from 8 to 10 a.m. in the Orchid Club. Enjoy donuts, juice, coffee or tea and some friendly conversation.
The Oak Run library will be having a book sale at the same time and place.

Ballroom Dance Club
April Social

The Oak Run Ballroom Dance Club will be having a “South of the Border” social on Sunday, April 15. The dance will be held at the Palm Grove Club with the doors opening at 6 p.m. A buffet will be served at 6:30 p.m. with dancing until 9:45 p.m. DJ Odis Blankinship will play some great dance music. All Oak Run residents who enjoy ballroom dancing are invited to attend this fun affair. A 50-50 raffle will also be held. There will be no charge for club members. The cost for others will be $5 per person, payable at the door. All club members should bring finger food for the buffet table. Coffee will be provided. For more information please call Naomi at 352-291-7507

Irish American Club
The Irish American Club will host a Hollywood Movie Night, Thursday, May 3, at Palm Grove, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Music for listening and dancing pleasure will be provided by DJ Tom Michaels. He has lots of “oldies” along with some Irish numbers which he will play throughout the evening. There will be trivia and name that tune contests, along with our 50/50, some special “treats,” and lots of door prizes The menu consists of oven-fried chicken, baked beans, potato salad, cole slaw, rolls and butter, and peach cobbler for dessert, all catered by Royal Oaks. You may bring the beverage of your choice.
The date for ticket sales is April 18, from 9 to11 a.m., in the Orchid Club lobby. Ticket prices for this event are $14 for members and $16 for guests. It’s not too late to pay membership dues to receive the discount price on these tickets and those for the remainder of the year. Just bring a separate check for $6 per person to the ticket sales, and we’ll take care of it for you. If you are unable to make it to the ticket sales, you can call Gloria Bartosik (352-873-6989) for tickets or Ann Hubbard (352-873-4755) for membership.

Genealogy Club
DNA and Genealogy

The Oak Run Genealogy Club will meet on Friday, April 20, at 9:30 a.m. in the card room of the Orchid Club. Jim Waddell and Bill Balch will give a presentation on “DNA and Genealogy: How it can help.” They will explain the various kinds of DNA tests and the right ones to use for genealogical research. All Oak Run residents interested in researching their ancestry are invited to attend the club meetings.

Oak Run Travel
This is your last chance to sign up for ‘Boeing Boeing’ on April 28 at the Straz Center for Performing Arts. You’ll get a kick out of the high flying shenanigans of the jet setting architect Bernard and his three vivacious flight attendants. Contact Jim and Naomi Anzalone.
May 2 will be here before you know it so hurry and sign up for our next Hard Rock trip on that day. The bus leaves at 3:30 p.m. with hosts Pat and Art Kreideweis. This is always fun and at $22 per person is a great value. Included are $30 in free play, a $5 food voucher and the bus driver’s tip.
In ‘Nobody’s Perfect’ on July 21 a male novelist enters a novel competition open to women only. The fun starts when he wins and he has to continue his charade after he used a female pseudonym. His entire life is turned upside down.
Contact Amelia and Ron Fiore to get your seat on the bus for this rollicking comedy.
The Derby Club is open for the dog races on Sept. 22. Join Don and Carol Forgette when the bus leaves at 9:15 a.m. with brunch/lunch included before the races start at 12:30 p.m.
John Casabianca has had the initial sale of tickets for the Allure of Seas
cruise on March 3, 2013. There are tickets still available for this Caribbean cruise where the ship is the real destination. Any cruiser who has sailed on either the Allure or its sister ship, the Oasis, raves about the ship’s features.
The Broadway hit ‘Chicago’ is the headlining musical with everything from a full putt-putt golf course to daily trivia contests to bingo offering hundreds to thousands in winnings each time it’s played. Of course don’t forget the food, the Starbucks, and sidewalk cafes not to mention Central Park where you can stroll among the trees and lovely gardens or the Promenade with shops and kiosks with their daily sales.

Summer Water
Exercise Program

Sign up for the program will be Wednesday, May 9, in the card room at the Orchid Club from 9 to 11 a.m. You may register for a friend who is unable to attend that day, however a contact phone number is required. During the summer session each participant will attend class twice per week. You may choose from:
Tuesday/Thursday, 9 a.m. or 10 a.m. at the Palm Grove Club
Tuesday/Thursday, 4:30 p.m. at the Aquatic Pool
Wednesday/Friday, 9 a.m. or 10:15 a.m. at the Aquatic Pool
Wednesday/Friday, 9 a.m. or 10:15 a.m. at the Orchid Club Pool
Classes will begin the week of May 15. We look forward to seeing you. If you have any questions call Sharon at 352-854-5590 or Jean at 352-861-8589.

Tennis Club
On April 25 at 2:30 p.m. the Tennis Club will have a pizza mixer. All players interested please sign up at the courts.
This could be our last mixer of the season. The tennis committee will see how many players are still around that might be interested in a mixer in May. They will evaluate if Tally Tennis will continue also. Anyone that would like to just hit the ball back and forth, come to the courts Tuesday and Thursday at 2:30 p.m.
 This will just be informal. All Oak run residents and guests are welcome. We want to thank the Bartons for running Tally Tennis this season.
We look forward to seeing you next year. All you tennis snow birds have a good summer, and practice your tennis Have a safe trip home.

Oak Run Lady Niners
On April 5 we played “Tand Fs” and in flight A first was Sally Crass, second Brenda Raider and in flight B tied in first were Eleanor Cerlenko and Joan Scholl. Closest to the pin on #3 was Diana Schmidt and Charlotte Green had a chip-in on #6. Like to remind everyone to sign up for our ROLN club championship on April 16 and 19. Sign up sheet is in the club room.

Royal Oaks Women’s
18 Hole Golf

It’s that time of the year when the 18 Hole Women’s Golf League plays our 3 day “Solheim Cup,” a “match play” tournament. The participating women were divided into 2 teams at random, Team USA and Team Europe.
The USA players wore lots of red, white and blue. Team Europe was very stylish in their blue and yellow.
The team captains are JT Lemasters for Team USA and Nancy Lefebvre for Team Europe. On Tuesday, April 3, we played “Alternate Shot.” At the end of the day team USA had earned 4 points, Team Europe earned 2 points, and we had 1 tie. On Thursday, April 5, we played “Best Ball.” Team USA won 4 matches and Team Europe won 3 matches.
The total points after 2 days of play are Team USA, 8½ points and Team Europe, 5½ points.
On Tuesday April 10 we will play “Individual Match Play” games and with 14 points up for grabs it is still any team’s tournament to win. Check back next week for the exciting final report!!

Royal Oaks Men’s Golf
The game on April 6 was the usual three best net. Played in ideal conditions the scores were competitive and reflected the play of the contestants.
Forty five players participated.
The winners with a score of 187 were Ron Catapano, Virgil Hein, Don Aubrey, and Bruce Drake. Second saw a tie with a score of 188 between the team of Dick Blackburn, Bob Gildea, and John O’Neill; and the team of John DeSalvo, Sam Owens, Jim Kennedy, and Paul Valois. Closest to the pin were Dave Dawson (2), Mike Madill, and Dick Rizzo.
Stay tuned, next week we will be reporting the results of the Senior Championship. It will be exciting, no doubt.

Carol Ann’s Corner
Do you ever get e-mails concerning situations that make you really upset, scared or angry? I think we all do. I recently received the same e-mail from two Oak Run residents for whom I have the utmost respect. Upon checking with a number of websites dedicated to exposing false internet rumors, I found the alleged facts to be completely false. Please, before you send information on, check whether it is true or not! Here are some websites where you can find out whether to believe (and possibly forward) e-mail information you receive: snopes.com, factcheck.org, urbanlegends.com, hoax-slayer.com, truthorfiction.com. (After writing in this column about not putting hyphens in internet addresses, I was surprised that hoax-slayer.com does in fact have a hyphen between “hoax” and “slayer.” The other have no hyphens.)
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.