OTOW Happenings 5-10-2013

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Education and travel available

By Eloise Hollyfield

Educational opportunities and travel constitute this week’s OTOW Happenings.

Master the Possibilities
Master the Possibilities Center for Lifelong Learning has published its summer catalog, which will be available on May 15. You can pick up a print copy at the Center (8415 S.W. 80th St.) or at Freedom Library.
The catalog is also available online at masterthepossibilities.com.
This edition has close to 300 classes, lectures, presentations, and films that are all scheduled in June, July and August. As always, these events are open to the public. If you haven’t taken advantage of this facility, why not try it this summer? It’s a great way to learn, grow, and have fun!

Travel Toppers
Travel Toppers have a great shopping trip on Monday. June 10 that features two venues.
The group invites you to spend the morning at Ikea, a place that has everything anyone could want in home furnishings at low prices. Afterward, enjoy lunch at one of the numerous eateries at the Millennia Mall, which has many stores not available in Ocala.
The cost is $22 for coach and the driver tip. To reserve seats, call Jo Swing at 237-4564 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
On Wednesday, July 17, there is a trip to a new location, the Tampa Bay History Center. Take a journey through 12,000 years of powerful stories about the area and its inhabitants.
The Museum preserves and teaches the remarkable history of the area via interactive and immersion exhibits, theater, and the map gallery. Follow the footsteps of the first native inhabitants, Spanish conquistadors, pioneers, sports legends and railroad tycoons.
You will stroll through a 1930s era cigar store, ride along a cattle drive and learn about early exploration in a theater presentation. Lunch at the museum’s Columbia Cafe is included.
The cost is $52 for admission, lunch, coach and tips for the meal and the driver.
Reservations begin May 20, but note they are limited.
 To reserve seats, call Linda Hein at 352-861-9880 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
 On Feb. 2, 2014, plan to sail the Eastern Caribbean on the Royal Princess. The ship is currently under construction, and will sail from Fort Lauderdale to Princess Cay, St. Thomas, and St. Maarten. The ship features a large adults-only pool with private plush cabanas on the top deck, which offers a dazzling evening light show, large atrium, with additional entertainment and casual dining options. Enjoy the Sea Walk and Sea View Bar that cantilevers out over the ocean.
For full information or to reserve the cabin class you prefer, call Inge Gaitch at 352-237-7428, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. only.