Upcmoing events week of 8-2-2013

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Saturday, Aug. 3

Sholom Park Yoga

Feel the peace with a beautiful morning yoga class at 9 a.m. Arrive early to prepare.
For more information call Ingrid Crane at 352-854-7950.

Monday, Aug. 5

Civic Chorale begins rehearsals

Marion Civic Chorale will begin rehearsals for its 27th season on Monday, Aug. 5, at 6:45 p.m. at St. George Anglican Church, 5646 S.E. 5th St., Ocala, and new members are always welcome. Call 352-537-8833 or visit hhtp://MarionCivicChorale.tripod.com for more information.

Thursday, Aug. 8

Palm Cay GOP to meet

The Palm Cay Republican Club will be hosting Justin Grabell at the Aug. 8 meeting.
Grabell is the Chief of Staff for Congressman Richard Nugent. The meeting will be held at the Oasis at 7 p.m. Everyone is urged to attend. After the meeting there will be refreshments and time for questions and conversation with our speaker. For further information please contact James E. Pettus, Sr., at 352-438-9662.

Saturday, Aug. 10

Ocala Youth Symphony auditions

Auditions for the 15th season of the Ocala Youth Symphony will be held Saturday, Aug. 10 and Saturday, Aug. 17 at First Christian Church, 1908 S.E. Fort King St. by appointment only. Call 352-854-7989 to schedule an audition. We play all styles of music, classical, contemporary, pop and jazz.

Sunday, Aug. 11

German American Club anniversary

The German American Club of Marion County will hold its 16th anniversary dinner/dance on Sunday, Aug. 11, from noon to 6 p.m., at the Marion Oaks Community Center.
 Dinner will be served at 1 p.m. and includes pork schnitzel, mashed potatoes, gravy and green beans. Music will be provided by Joan and Jess!
Bring your own beverage. Semi-formal attire is required. Tickets are $16 per member and $20 per non-member. For tickets, call Barb Hartmann at 352-751-4207.

Friendship fellowship luncheon

Bring a friend and a side dish and, immediately following the Worship Service, join in as we share an Italian Feast in Christian Fellowship. Remember, first time visitors go to the head of the line to enjoy this tasty potluck meal. Worship Service begins at 10:30 a.m.
Christ’s Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/.

Tuesday, Aug. 13

Mac user group to meet

Ocala Macintosh User Group will meet Tuesday, Aug. 13 from 7 to 9 p.m.
N.C. Sizemore reviews local repair facilities for the Mac at this month’s meeting. Tech tips will follow his presentation.
Meetings are held in the St. George Anglican Cathedral Parish Hall, 5646 S.E. 28th St., Ocala. Visitors are always welcome. Check our website at http://ocalamug.org for additional information.

Thursday, Aug. 15

Air Force group to meet

The August meeting of the Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association (AFA) will be on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala International Airport Administration Building, 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala.
This will be our fall planning meeting.
For information, call Mike Emig at 352-854-8328.

Master the Possibilities catalog

Master the Possibilities Center for Lifelong Learning caps off its eighth year of operation with the fall 2013 catalog. The fall semester offers more than 400 programs, lectures, presentations, discussion groups and films from September through December. Topics include current events, health and wellness, history, film series, legal issues, literature, computer training, fine arts and much more. These classes are all open to the public.
The fall catalog will be available at the Master the Possibilities Center, Freedom Public Library and the Dunnellon Library on Thursday, Aug. 15. The catalog will also be available online at www.masterthepossibilites.com. Students may register online, by phone (352-854-3699) or at the Center, located at 8415 S.W. 80th St. in Circle Square Commons, Ocala.
Master the Possibilities is on the cutting edge of lifelong learning and presents new classes and presentations each season, serving over 20,000 students annually. Highly credentialed and experienced faculty present this comprehensive curricula. For more information, visit the website or call 352-854-9751.

Thursday, Sept. 5

CERT training announced

A new Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training will begin Thursday, Sept. 5, at the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, 692 N.W. 30th Ave., Ocala. This is an eight-session training, which is available either as an afternoon class, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. or as an evening class, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The afternoon and evening classes run concurrently and attendance can be mixed, depending upon availability. Only one class can be missed in the 8-session series and the CPR and last class is mandatory.
The CERT program is made up of volunteers under the direction of the Division of Emergency Management of the Sheriff’s Office. The purpose of CERT is to train and certify volunteers to be first responders in their communities in the event of a disaster such as a hurricane or tornado.
The CERT training includes basic skills in disaster preparedness, fire safety, assessment and treatment of life-threatening conditions, light search of structural and non-structural damage, psychology of the injured and terrorism. Studies of behavior following a disaster have shown that volunteers perform more effectively if they have had prior training and planning in how to function as a team.
Consider this opportunity to learn how to form or join a CERT group in your community by signing up for this no-cost training program. For more information and for an application, contact Bob Conn, Trainer, at 352-812-0853. All applications must be in by Aug. 17.

Saturday, Oct. 5

Knights planning golf tournament

The Knights of Columbus, Council 9649, is having its Annual Queen of Peace Charity Scramble Golf Outing at Stone Creek Golf Club on Saturday, Oct. 5 (rain delay date is Saturday, Oct. 12).
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Registration fee is $65 per person and includes a packet of free items, complimentary morning coffee, golfers buffet lunch, and golf with cart.
Door prizes and a chance to win Hole-in-One prizes including $10,000 or iPAD or 2 airline tickets to any city in the continental U.S. Proceeds will permit the Knights to continue their support of Marion County charities.
Contact Fred Roberts prior to Sept. 21 at 352-502-3093 for details and registration form.

Friday, Nov. 8

Buddy Poppies to be distributed

VFW Post 4781 will be handing out Buddy Poppies on Friday, Nov. 8 and Saturday, Nov. 9 at Publix, Walmart, Tractor Supply, Gander Mountain, Lowe’s Winn-Dixie, Big Lots and I-Hop.
Donations are appreciated with all proceeds going to veterans and local charities.