Oak Run news 6-1-2012

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Production team announced

By Carol Wheeler

Cheryl Gaines, president of Way Off Broadway, recently announced the start up of a production team for their fall play,”Squad Room Blues,” which is a take off on the long running TV sitcom, “Barney Miller.” The play’s producer is Frank Porterfield, director is Diane Porterfield and musical director is Marci Hutto.
Following three days of auditions the directors have put together a cast as follows in order of their appearances: Mary Walker, Frank Porterfield, Walter Lauder, Ray Balliett, Clara Laskay, Marci Hutto, Roseann Piscitelli, Ralph Imbriale, Lou Winkelman, Joe Zaccaro, Charlie Tarkesian, Linda Noel, Shari Weber, Rudy Carazo, Arline Raguso, Cheryl Gaines, Dee Gragg, Bonnie Kreider, Dick Welsh, Joann Veale, Fred Veale, Lois Gherman, Arline Tice and Wendy Panacek. Those of you who remember Hal Linden in the starring role of “Barney Miller” will recall all the zany characters that came and went in their squad room. There will be even more such in our “Squad Room.”
A more complete list of the production team will be announced following our next meeting which will be on June 11 in the Palm Grove Club at 7 p.m. Visitors, as always, are welcome to join us. Marci Hutto will put the cast through some musical rehearsals in early June and then the cast will be cut loose for the summer with their scripts and music. Full scale rehearsals will commence the first part of August with 3 hours per day, 4 days per week. Show time will be Oct. 12, 13 and 14 in the Palm Grove Club. Ticket prices remain the same, $7 for reserved and $5 for general admission seats.
Tickets will not be available for some time yet; however, if you want to put in advance reservations for tickets call Linda Noel at 352-873-9908

Do You Remember?
Tune in channel 12 for Len Teitler’s presentation of the Garden Club’s St. Patrick’s Day plant sale, narrated by Anna Boodee. It will air following “FYI” daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from June 1 to June 8.

Oak Run Travel
On Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, there is a must see performance at Ed Fletcher’s Early Bird Dinner Theatre. It is ‘A Bed Full of Foreigners’ in which Stan and Brenda Parker are driving around France on vacation and pull into a village hotel for the night. After 2 hours and for reasons you’ll discover, almost everybody at the hotel is in the wrong bed. There are seductions and confrontations resulting in laughs galore.  Paul and Emily Pike are hosts and the cost of $58 per person includes the lunch buffet at 11 a.m. and show at 1 p.m. as well as the bus driver’s tip.
See ‘Wonders of Winter Park and Treasurers of Tiffany’ on Nov. 30. Rudy and Delores Frey will be your hosts on a visit to some of the most opulent homes in Winter Park. There is a tour of a Spanish farmhouse and guided boat tour on the chain of lakes connected by small canals.
Then see the most comprehensive collection of stained glass created by Louis Tiffany. There will be an opportunity to visit exclusive shops and boutiques along Park Avenue. Lunch is on your own. Cost is $44 per person which includes the bus driver’s tip.
Go on a fabulous trip to the Golden Isles of Georgia on March 18-22, 2013. This 5 day-4 night trip will stop for the included buffet lunch at Paula Deen’s renown “Lady & Son’s” restaurant.  
There will be an Emerald Princess Casino Cruise, a guided tour of the Golden Isles of Georgia including Millionaires Village on Jekyll Island and you’ll visit the Savannah River Street District. Three full course dinners, 4 breakfasts and 4 nights lodging are also included along with the bus driver’s tip for only $472 per person.  John and Marion Mowen will be your hosts. Flyers are available in the Orchid Club.

Reading Volunteer Group
Love to read? Love kids? Our Reading Volunteer Group is looking for enthusiastic people to visit two of our local elementary schools and read to the lower grades. It would only take up about an hour of your time, six times a year (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) at Sunrise and Marion Oaks Elementary schools. The books are selected by the teacher at the grade level you want, and you are escorted by two of the children to their classroom. Having the children around you engaged and anticipating the next page, discussing the book, sharing the pictures, and just being with them is a truly rewarding experience. Through our efforts we hope to instill in them a love of reading while opening up new horizons and adventures of the wonderful world of books.
Call Addie Bambridge at 352-533-8666 to sign up or for more information. Car pooling is available for Oak Run residents, although anyone is welcome to join.

Royal Oaks Women’s
18 Hole Golf

On Tuesday, May 22, we played the “Crier’s Tournament” but we did not see anyone crying because after we played we were able to decrease the score of our worst hole on both the front and the back sides to what would have been par on that hole. It definitely would be nice to do that every week, but we cannot.
The winners were: First flight – 1st place, JT LeMasters, 2nd place, Pat Blackburn, 3rd place, Jan Tennant; Second flight – 1st place, Salita Timmermeyer, 2nd place tie, Roseann Lavacca, Sylvia Zappia and Patty Dougherty; Third flight – 1st place tie, Donna Gwin, Ginger Drake and Arlene Zimmerman. Joan O’Brien was closest to the pin.

Royal Oaks Lady Niners
On May 24 we played a scramble. The team that came in 1st. was Phyllis Oldfield, Sam Timmermeyer, Joyce Madill and Ginger Drake.
The team that came in 2nd. was Bette Johnson, Sally Crass and Diana Schmidt. Closest to pin #16 was Sally Crass and Phyllis Oldfield had a chip in on #18.
We all went in for our year end meeting and welcomed a new member Gloria Swigart. Then we all went into the dining room and had a great lunch.

Royal Oaks Men’s Golf

The men’s golf group played its usual game of three best net on Friday, May 25.
Once again we were blessed with warm weather and just enough breeze to keep the bugs off.
The winners with a score of 198 were Hal Loomis, Tom Ducz, Jan Flickinger, and Duke Slayton. Second with a 199 were Dick Blackburn, George Gariepy, Mike Madill, and John Foutty.
Third with a 202 were Ron Catapano, Bill Staiger, Dick Rizzo, and Paul Valois.
Closest to the pin were Tom Ducz, Ron Catapano, John O’Neill, and John Foutty.
Since Friday was the beginning of a long holiday weekend we had a smaller than usual turnout and only 36 players participated.
However, we anticipate more in the weeks to come. Enjoy the weather, and the camaraderie.