OTOW Happenings 2-3-2012

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Lions Club hosts Italian dinner

By Eloise Hollyfield
A fantastic fundraiser, music, and learning opportunities constitute this week’s OTOW Happenings!

OTOW Lions Club
The OTOW Lions Club hosted an Italian Dinner, catered by Sammy’s Fine Italian Restaurant, on Sunday, Jan. 29 at the H&R ballroom. The event was supported by a sell-out group of people, and over $3,000 dollars was raised for the beneficiaries of this charity event. All proceeds from this fundraising event were donated to enhance the Children’s Backpack Program and the Interfaith Food Bank.
To the delight of the audience, Sigrid Schwartz and Justin Fern performed a lovely dance onstage and later entertained the crowd with a nice two-step on the community dance floor. “George and Judy” served as Karaoke disc jockeys and while there were numerous well-deserved clapping of karaoke performances, Lions Club members were especially enthralled by the performance of fellow club member Lion Sandy Fellers, who gave a stirring rendition of Patsy Cline’s “Crazy.”
The event ended with the raffle drawing for a 41” flat screen television, and the winning ticket was held by Craig Ehle!

Master the Possibilities
Next week (Feb. 13-17) Master the Possibilities has a special “Focus on Florida.” There are 25 classes, presentations, films and lectures that have Florida topics and themes. Many of these deal with our own Ocala/Marion County. Learn about our history, ecology, wildlife and “Good Life.” These are designed for both native Floridians and those who have adopted the “Sunshine State.” All are open to the public. This is a great way to learn, grow, and have fun. For a complete listing of classes/presentations, go to masterthepossibilities.com or stop by the center (8415 S.W. 80th St.) and pick up a catalog. You can register online, by phone (352-854-3699), or at the center.

Circle Square Cultural Center
World-famous Willie Nelson will perform at the OTOW Circle Square Cultural Center on February 04 at 7 p.m. The cost of tickets is as follows: “Bronze” tickets: $76.96 for OTOW residents and $95 for non-residents; “Silver” tickets cost $74.90 for residents and $90 for non-residents. Tax is not included in the price. Contact the Circle Square Cultural Center by phone at 352-854-3670 or online at www.CSCulturalCenter.com for additional information.