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Bloodmobile coming on July 5

By June Roberta

“In order to be open to creativity, one must have the capacity for constructive use of solitude. One must overcome the fear of being alone.” Rollo May

The problem facing many people is being is solitude. If they don’t enjoy their own company, how can they expect others to enjoy being with them.

Creativity doesn’t necessarily mean writing a book or painting a beautiful picture. There are people who have a wonderful way of furnishing their homes. Some are creative in the kitchen cooking tasty meals.

The main thing needed is time alone to listen and focus on your thoughts. It needs complete quiet whether in your home or sitting on your porch or walking alone in the country.


I am not the president of the OTOW Bowling League. That honor belongs to Jerry Roney who wrote information that was in last week’s Citizen. Sorry for the error.

Master the Possibilities

Both online and telephone registration have begun for the Master the Possibilities Summer season (July, August, September). This has become a very popular season and with 173 classes and presentations, it’s the largest summer ever!

To register for any of these classes, you can go to the website (masterthepossibilities.com) anytime. This is the most convenient way to insure your place in class ... and you’ll get immediate confirmation.

You can also use the telephone registration line (352-854-3699) any time, day or night. Just leave your name, phone number and list the classes you’d like. Staff will get back to you within one business day to confirm.

Stop by the center at 8415 S.W. 80th St. and pick up your catalog. I encourage you to register early; the classes tend to fill quickly in the summer. You’ll enjoy the outstanding instructors and air conditioned classrooms!

All Blood Types Are Needed

The LifeSouth Bloodmobile will be in the H&R parking lot Monday, July 5, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

One way to celebrate Independence Day is to donate blood to help save a life. Bring a neighbor or friend. Summer and vacation seasons brings on emergency calls for more donations. Please help.

You will receive a recognition item and a cholesterol screening. If you have any questions, please call 352-622-3544 or www.lifesouth.com

Travel Toppers

New White Summer Brochure is available at two locations in the H&R. They are available in the seating areas of the library and the lower level lobby. Also in the bright blue boxes at all post office locations.

Seats are available for the musical Boogie Wonderland at the Show Palace on Thursday, Aug. 12. Trip includes great buffet, singing and dancing musical journey of the 1970s, coach and tips for driver and meal. Call Audrey Mangan.

Reservations start July 6 for the Starlite Majesty luncheon cruise on Friday, Aug. 27. Trip includes two-hour smooth cruise on inland waterway from Clearwater Beach, choice of six entrees, coach and tips for driver and meal. Call Toni LaGatutta.