OTOW Happenings 08-19-2011

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Concert Chorus seeking new director

By Eloise Hollyfield
Entertainment, a donation opportunity, and a search for a chorus director highlight this week’s OTOW Happenings.
OTOW Concert Chorus
The OTOW Concert Chorus is searching for a new director.
Although this is a non-paying position, the chorus of 35-40 people is a fun group, and you will very much enjoy working with these talented singers.
If you have experience directing a group of four-part harmony singers and think you might be interested in the position, call Ron Broman at 352-861-4560 for further information.
OTOW Lions Club
The annual Fall Fashion Show and Luncheon will take place on Saturday, Oct. 1, at noon (doors open at 11 a.m.) in the H&R Ballroom.
In addition to a wonderful meal and an entertaining fashion show, there will be gift baskets and door prizes.
Tickets are on sale on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of each week, 8 to 10 a.m., until Sept. 23.
The cost is $20 per person and proceeds go to the Florida Center for the Blind and other Lions Club charities.
LifeSouth Bloodmobile
The LifeSouth Bloodmobile will be taking donations on Monday, Sept. 5. It may be Labor Day, but giving blood is not that difficult, so please take a few minutes out of your day to make a difference in people’s lives.
The tri-colored LifeSouth bus will be in the H&R front parking lot from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Your donation of blood may save a life, and as a thank you, your cholesterol level will be checked, and you will receive a gift.
OTOW Entertainment
The Entertainment Group kicks off its 2011-2012 Show Series on Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. with Homer Noodleman as the opening act and Sally Langwah as the featured performer.
Sally Langwah brings her Sock Hop Tribute Show “Sally and Her Buddies” — her “buddies” being the music of Connie Frances and Patsy Cline, to name a few, to the OTOW stage.
Sally, a Nashville native, with her three and one-half vocal octave range, comes from the theater where she was voted “Favorite Female Vocalist” for her portrayal as Maria in “The Sound of Music.
Sally says there is a good possibility, if it can be arranged, that a special guest could make an appearance along with cameo appearances of Marlene, Cher, and Charo.
Opening the show is Homer Noodleman (can that be his real name?), a comedian/vocalist/instrumentalist/magician/impressionist, with his “The One Man Comedy-Variety Show.”
Home began his career in Manchester England and has played many times at the prestigious London Palladium, including a command performance for Princess Margaret.
He has been the opening act for such greats as Jerry Lewis, Tony Orlando, Gladys Knight, and many other well-known performers.
Tickets go on sale Sept. 2 in the H&R Ballroom from 8:30 to 10 a.m. and each Monday-Wednesday-Friday thereafter until the performance.
General admission is $8 and reserved tickets are $10 with a maximum of four tickets per purchase.