Oak Run news 8-16-2013

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Singles Club planning potluck dinner

By Carol Wheeler

The next meeting of the Singles Club will be a pot luck dinner held on Aug. 22. We are asking members with names beginning with A - E to bring appetizers, F - J salads, K- O main dishes, P - T vegetables and U - Z desserts. We hope this will produce a nice variety of foods. If there are any questions about this please call Sara at 352-861-1154. Doors open at 6 p.m. Please wear your name tags. The meeting is at Palm Grove.
At this meeting we will hear about our day trip planned for September. We will be having some new and interesting trips coming up in the future. There is a trip every other month when we do not meet in that month. In October we will have our annual barbecue dinner, Halloween party and election of officers for next year. Plans are all set for our Christmas dinner. Please reserve the date of Dec. 9. We will enjoy a fabulous buffet menu at Royal Oaks.
For information about our club please call the president, Roger Janchowski, at 352-291-1004.

Performing Arts Company of Oak Run
Rehearsals for “The Wizard of Oz” are under way and going very well. The principal characters are showcasing their talents, and the munchkins are singing their hearts out and working hard to master the movements that choreographer Shari Weber has created. Dick Caza and his set crew are busy with creating the set, Sara Schmitt is working her magic creating costumes, and the list goes on.
October 11, 12 and 13 are the show dates, so get your tickets now! The next ticket sale dates are Monday, the 19th, at Palm Grove from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. (note this is during a rehearsal, so you’d get to see a bit of the process too!), and Saturday, the 24th, at the Orchid Club from 8 to 10 during the pancake breakfast. For those who are not able to get to the public sale venues, you can order your tickets by calling Linda at 352-873-9908 after 4 p.m.

Tuesdays are bingo night in Oak run. Come with your friends and neighbors. Doors open at 3 p.m., card sales are from 4 to 5:45 p.m. and games begin at 6 p.m.
Here are two important reminders. No one under 18 years of age is allowed in the Orchid Club during games and all residents and overnight guests must wear visible name or pool tags. The snack bar will be open. Come and join the fun. For information contact Dee Spath at 352-237-0502.

Baby Boomers Dance
The Baby Boomers celebrate the coming of cool “Fall Weather” with music provided by Charles Cook Mark your calendars for Friday, Aug. 23, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at Palm Grove. Bring your favorite snacks and beverage. Dance, let your hair down, have some fun. Tickets will be available from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, in the Orchid Club lobby. Cost will be $5 for members and $7 for guests. Make checks payable to ORBB please Let’s remember those less fortunate with our canned good donations. Please check expiration dates! For more information call hostess Peggy Simpson at 352-208-6554.

Irish American Club
“Ireland by Way of Italy” will be held on Sept. 26. The food will be prepared by the Mojo Grill and will include baked ziti, chicken parmesan, tuscan caesar salad with
garlic parmesan rolls and dessert. Soda, ice tea and water as well as coffee will be included. Ticket sales will be on Wednesday, Sept. 11, between 9 and 11 a.m. at the Orchid
Club lobby and will cost $15 for members and $18 for guests. We will be having a silent auction so please feel free to donate any “treasure” you may have. We look forward to seeing you there.

Do You Remember? Showcase of Stars
Tune in channel 12 for Len Teitler’s presentation of Donna Bolton’s November 2012 ‘Showcase of Stars.’ It will air daily following ‘FYI” at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from Aug. 16 to 23.

Oak Run Travel
Trip 11 on Oct. 17 is called The Mission Inn, The Yalaha Bakery, The Lake Ridge Winery and Russell Stover Candies. The title says it all about the interesting four stops. We will have a lunch buffet at the beautiful Mission Inn. Contact Bob and Norma Richards to get your seat on the bus at the low price of $43 per person including bus driver’s tip.
On Oct. 20 come with us on Trip 12 to The Show Palace Dinner Theatre to see “Hello Dolly.” Listen to the hurdy-gurdy tunes of the turn of the century in old New York including, of course, the rousing “Hello Dolly.” Great entertainment, great buffet and an easy bus ride with the bus driver’s tip included, all for only $70 per person. Call Fred and Joanne Veale.
Everyone loves horses! On our Trip 13 on Oct. 24 to the Gypsy Gold Vanner Horse Farm you will visit the home of America’s first Gypsy Vanner horses. The founder will share his unique story and will teach you about one of the most colorful and least understood societies on earth. Walk in the beauty of the giant oaks as you are introduced to the most famous Gypsy Vanner horses in North America. The low cost at $40 per person includes the bus driver’s tip. We will have a late lunch on our own. The bus leaves at 10:30 a.m. for the short trip to the farm. Call Dick and Elsa Berbig to assure your seat on the bus.
There are a few tickets available for Trip 16 to the Ringling Museum on Nov. 13. There is a special docent tour of the exquisite winter mansion of John and Mable Ringling plus you’ll visit the art museum. A tour of the circus collection is always interesting and of course the grounds are magnificent. It’s a great trip for only $50 per person including the bus driver’s tip so call Rudy and Delores Frey.
We are currently pre-selling a special two-day trip in January 2014. On Jan. 22-23, 2014, go with us to enjoy the play “South Pacific” at the Broadway Palm dinner theatre. On the way we will tour the Mixon Farms where we will enjoy an included lunch then later check into the Courtyard Marriott in Fort Myers. There is a wine and cheese reception and then it is off to see “South Pacific.” Following a hot breakfast the next morning we will bus to the Sarasota area to visit the Southwest Florida Planetarium and Nature Museum and eat lunch at Yoders Amish Restaurant on our own. Last but not least is a visit to the Pinecraft Amish Village before returning to Oak Run. The price is only $180 per person with a $35 single supplement, including bus driver’s tip. Call Elsa Berbig.

Royal Oaks Ladies’ 18 Hole Golf
A nice warm summer day without rain and on Aug. 6 we played a game of low net. The winning ladies are: 1st Flight: 1st- Elsa Berbig, 2nd- Jan Tennant; 2nd Flight: 1st- Noreen Salo, 2nd- Roseann Lavacca; 3rd Flight: 1st- Bea Terry, 2nd- Jan Tully. Closest to the pin was Gayle Feeman. Good golfing, ladies!

Royal Oaks Lady Niners
On Aug. 8 we played “All Holes As Par 3’s.” 1st Place: Elsa Berbig; 2nd Place: Rae Stover and Sally Crass tied; 3rd Place: BJ Lassiter. Elsa Berbig was closest to the pin on #11. BJ Lassiter had a chip-in on #14.
All ladies living in Oak Run are welcome to play with the Lady Niners on Monday mornings. The tee-times are noted on the sign-up sheet in the ladies’ locker room.