Troubadours present 'An American Songbook'

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By Carol Ann Wheeler

The Troubadours’ spring concert, An American Songbook, will be presented at the Palm Grove Center on Thursday and Friday, April 17 and 18 at 7 p.m. Tickets on sale in the Orchid Club lobby March 8, 12, 17, 22 and 31 from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Also 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 22. Reserved seats $5, general admission $3.

The concert will feature music by American composers from Stephen Foster to Richard Rogers and Leonard Bernstein.

Can’t Help Singing

Can’t Help Singing is rich in entertainment and love for their neighbors.

There will be some special treats in store for Oak Run residents when the group performs on Thursday, March 13, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Palm Grove Center.

This talented group spares no effort to give their very best – for free. A smile on your face is all you need to get in and see this wonderful show.

Little Theatre

Do you have your tickets for Little Theatre’s production of Love, Sex and the IRS? You don’t want to miss this zany comedy.

Dinner Theatre performance is April 3. Tickets are $30 per person.

Regular performances Friday and Saturday, April 4 and 5, and a Sunday matinee April 6. Reserved seats $7 per person, general admission $5.

Ticket sales at the Orchid Club: March 8, 8 to 10 a.m., March 11, 4 to 6 p.m., March 22, 8 to 10 a.m., March 24, 5:30 to 7 p.m., and March 29, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Or call our Ticket Telephone Hotline (Diane at 237-9410) and we will deliver tickets to your door.

Minnesota Connection

The next Minnesota Connection get-together will be Sunday, March 9 at 6 p.m. at the Orchid Club. Grumpy Old Men I, a comedy about Minnesota ice fishing with Walter Mathau, Jack Lemon, and Ann Margaret will be shown.

Bring your own beverage and snack. Popcorn will be provided. RSVP to Betty at 873-4415.

Oak Run Garden Club

Members who signed up for the Garden Club field trip March 12 will meet at the overflow parking lot at 9:15 a.m. Carpool to Moment in Time near Williston, then to the Victorian Tea Room for lunch.

Call Carol Hudacek at 291-4956 with questions or late reservations.

Way Off Broadway

Way Off Broadway’s next meeting is March 17 at Palm Grove Club at 7 p.m. It’s St. Patrick’s Day but you needn’t be Irish to attend just – just have a hankerin’ to be in show biz.

For tickets to Little Theatre’s timely comedy, Love, Sex and the IRS call Linda at 873-9908 or Diane at 237-9410.

New England Club

The New England Club will have a dinner meeting Thursday, March 20 at the Palm Grove Center at 6 p.m. Traditional corned beef and cabbage catered by Royal Oaks.

Cost is $16 members and $17.50 guests. Ticket sales March 12 and 14, from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Orchid Club lobby.

Following dinner, we will have a sing-a-long with our new members, Marianne and Bob Hughes from Massachusetts. For more information, contact Gretchen Crowley or Carol Hall.

New York Club

Put on your dancing shoes for our Broadway theme dinner dance March 26, with music and entertainment by Sally Langavah. A sit-down dinner will be served by Royal Oaks; lasagna, salad and a yummy dessert, BYOB.

Tickets on sale March 10 in the card room from 10 a.m. to noon. Members $16 and guests $18.

Don’t forget to pick up photos of the Proud to be an American dance, by Betty Scott, on the bulletin board.

Details will be in your cubbies regarding the April 25 and plans for the May 28 dinner dance.

Don’t forget to pay your 2008 dues, $6. Call Jack Foggan at 237-9489. Call Ginny Emerick, our sunshine girl, at 854-512 with kind thoughts for any of our members.

Jewish Social Club

Tickets for theclub’s traditional Passover Seder on April 19 go on sale in the Orchid Club lobby from 9 to 11 a.m. on March 11 and 12. Cost is$25 members and $30 guests.

A deluxeaffair is planned with a choice of three entrees, and a service conductedby Rabbi Samuel Dov Berman of Temple Beth Shalom.

The entire Oak Run community is invited to this festive occasion in the Orchid Club.

For more information, call Estelle Magidson or Ellen Salenger. They are in the Oak Run directory.

Photography Club

The next meting is Wednesday, March 12 at 7 p.m. at the Sheriff’s Southwest District office on S.R. 200. The guest speaker is Leroy Simon who will demonstrate glass photography and show butterfly slides.

There will be a review of the trip to Ybor City, and of still life, macro and candid photos by Carolee Carter. There will be no field trip in March.

For more information, check our Web site at http://photoclub.oakrunocala.com/, or call NC Sizemore.

Piano Man

A sold-out crowd at Royal Oaks restaurant enjoyed WRZN disk jockey Gene Martin playing piano with the Don Gold Trio, featuring Dean Millward on bass and Don Gold on drums.

A return performance is set for Saturday, March 15, from 6 to 9 p.m. For reservations, call 861-1818.

Italian-American Club

A picnic for club members is scheduled Thursday, March 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Rainbow Springs State Park in Dunnellon. Coffee and donuts at 10 a.m. for the early birds.

A barbecue of sausage and peppers, hamburgers, hot dogs, salads and cold drinks will follow. We will also have a white elephant sale. Bring folding chairs. Tickets sales are over.

On Wednesday, April 9, at 5:30 p.m. we will have our second Nite at the Races, but this time it’s the “trotters.” Pizza, beer and soda will be provided.

Tickets are $7 members, $9 guests. Sales in the Orchid Club card room on March 25 and 26, from 9 to 11 a.m.

Royal Oaks Women’s

18-hole Golf League

The Royal Oaks Women’s 18-hole Golf League held its annual Valentine Tournament on Wednesday, Feb.13. Using the better ball of each couple, winners in Hearts flight were Judie and Jim Lavdas, Sandy and Brian Arbuckle, Sheila and Alex Adams, and Jan and Jim Tully.

Cupid Flight: Carolyn and Larry Collins, Dianna and Larry Love, Carol and Dick Allison, and Jean and Bob Herron.

Roses Flight: Joy and Gene Thomas, Carol and Howard Clark, Leslie and Dick Rizzo, and Bea and John Terry.

Sweethearts Flight: Patty and Bill Dougherty, Arlene and Ed Klann, Carol and Ron Copp, and Barb and Hubie Davis.

Closest to the ladies pin on hole 3 was JT LeMasters, and Carol Clark on hole 6. Jim Lavdas was closest to both of the men’s pins, 11 and 16.

Special thanks to Carol Copp and co-chairs Mary Kay Frandson and Barb Scozzafava. Their committees did a great job. Dinner and dancing followed the golfing.

The event on Tuesday, Feb. 26, was 6-6-6 team play.

First place team: Joy Thomas, Arlene Klann, Bea Terry.

Tied for second place: Sheila Adams, Joan O’Brien, Kathy Kollar and Janet Tully, Pat Salberg, Carol Copp.

Judie Lavdas was closest to pin on hole 6.

Carol Wheeler lives in Hillside and is active in a number of Oak Run groups. Please send news items and pictures (as jpg attachments) to democratcarol@deccacable.com no later than Friday a week before publication.

Place typed copy or photos in her cubby, but keep in mind it takes longer to process these formats. And provide names of people in the pictures. She is listed in the Oak Run directory.