Upcoming events

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By The Staff

Friday, Nov. 5

Yard sale at Friendship Baptist

A “gigantic yard sale” will take place at Friendship Baptist Church, 9510 S.W. 105th St., Ocala, on Friday, Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 6, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This includes a food and bake sale, household items, clothes, yard equipment, exercise equipment, hand painted pictures, shop vacs, toys, antique furniture, and much more.

There are tables for rent at $10 per day. For details, call Larry at 352-812-3749.

Woods and Meadows garage sale

Woods and Meadows will conduct a neighborhood garage sale with more than 100 homes taking part on Friday, Nov. 5, Saturday the 6th and Sunday the 7th, starting at 8 a.m. each day.

There will be plenty of new and used items.

From State Road 200, go to Southwest 80th Avenue and turn south. Go straight until it dead-ends.

Make a left on Southwest 103rd Street Road and it will be the second subdivision on the left.

Saturday, Nov. 6

Seniors to benefit from merchant sales

Marion County Senior Services, a nonprofit organization providing Meals on Wheels, congregate dining and senior support services, is the designated benefactor of a special sales day, Saturday, Nov. 6 at Talk of the Town. More than 15 vendors have agreed to donate 10 percent of their sales (to a limit of $5 per purchase) to the agency, according to Diana Piccione, owner of Talk of the Town. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The store, at 507 N.W. Hwy. 200 (10th St.), is an eclectic mall of diverse merchandise including but not limited to antiques, collectables, books, retro jewelry and vintage clothing .Merchants will also be participating in a sidewalk sale offering discounts on select items.

Meals on Wheels deliver pet food provided by Pets Uplifting People to qualified clients. Frugal Dougall, an in-store vendor is offering a 10 percent discount to people bringing dry pet food or new pet toys and supplies.

“We are hopeful that citizens will support this event and help us in our “Share the Spirit” program,” Piccione said.

Annual bazaar at Marion Landing

On Nov. 6, Marion Landing will be having its annual bazaar. There will be craft tables, jewelry, used books, bake sale as well as white elephant sale. Coffee, sandwiches, and finger foods will also be available.

Fall bazaar at Coventry

Saturday, Nov. 6, beginning at 8 a.m., Coventry Episcopal Church will be having its first Fall Bazaar and Craft Sale. Coventry is at the corner of CR 312 and 475 (20 S.W. 87th Place, Ocala). Be sure to come by and check out our white elephant sale, craft tables, used books, bake sale, plant sale, and 50/50 raffle. You can also please your palate while you shop with a hot cup of coffee and a donut; or maybe an icy cold beverage, and a freshly grilled hot dog!

Yard sale at Quail Meadow

The Quail Meadow community will conduct a fall yard sale on Saturday, Nov. 6, starting at 8 a.m., with multiple home participation.

The community is off U.S. 27. Enter at Northwest 49th Avenue.

Disney sale benefits United Way

Walt Disney World Resort has invited the United Way of Marion County to participate in The Benefit Sale, a single, one day retail event that engages the local community and generates funds for United Way on Saturday, Nov. 6. Benefit Sale Vouchers can be purchased for $5 to enter the event. United Way keeps 100 percent of the proceeds.

Enjoy this early shopping opportunity with incredible discounts of up to 50 percent off select merchandise items, special door busters, surprise markdowns, and more at participating Downtown Disney merchandise locations.

There will be more than just Disney items on sale, some of the boutiques from Epcot will also be on hand with discounted merchandise. Children under 12 are free into the event.

Visit www.uwmc.org for more information or call, call Cathy Truesdale at 352-732-9696 or ctruesdale@uwmc.org to get your voucher.

Chess Club to meet

The chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down.

Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess.

It’s your move! For more information, call Ron at 352-873-2276



Saddle Oak plans craft fair.

The annual Saddle Oak Club annual craft fair will be Saturday, Nov. 6, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on State Road 200 across from Heath Brook and Publix.

There will be hand-made crafts and homemade baked goods, breakfast, coffee and doughnuts, lunch with homemade soups and sandwiches, and a free raffle every hour.

Ocala Palms sets craft show

Wood turners, artists and jewelry makers are included among the many craft people registered for the annual craft show inside the Ocala Palms community on Nov. 6.

The show is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and admission is free.

Lunch will be available for purchase.

The show is in the Ocala Palms Golf and Country Club, 5000 N. Hwy. 27.



Sunday, Nov. 7

German American Club picnic set

The German American Club of Marion County will hold its annual picnic on Sunday, Nov. 7, from noon to 6 p.m. at Coehadjoe Park, 4225 N.E. 35th St., Ocala. Admission is $5 per member or $8 per non-member. Music provided by Bavarian Oskar! German American food prepared by club members will be served buffet style and includes: bratwurst, polish sausage, hamburgers, desserts, coffee and sodas. A covered dish to share would be appreciated! For tickets, please call Joe and Liz Dickmann 352-732-6368.

Moose public breakfast

A public breakfast will take place at the Moose lodge every Sunday in November from 9 a.m. to noon.

Coffee, juice, potatoes, biscuits with gravy, toast, choice of bacon, sausage or ham, all at a great price!

Check it out at the “Friendliest Place in Town.”

The lodge is on Southwest 110th Street, one mile north of the State Road 200 main entrance of Oak Run.

Phone is 352-854-2200.


Wednesday, Nov. 10

Israeli soldiers to visit area

The Jewish Council of North Central Florida and the University of Florida Hillel in conjunction with Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala, Temple Beth Shalom, Temple B’nai Darom and Chabad-Lubavitch Jewish Center of Marion County invite the Ocala community to: “From the Homeland to our hometown: A Conversation with Israeli Soldiers” Wednesday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m. at Cypress Hall at On Top of the World. Help us welcome six Israeli soldiers who will lead a conversation on their experiences growing up in Israel, joining the army at 18 years old, living in modern-day Israel and much more.

Registration is required for this event. Please contact: Josh Lipshitz, program director

Jewish Council of North Central Florida (josh@jcncf.org) or call 352.371-3846

Thursday, Nov. 11

Lions to sponsor Vet program

The Southwest Ocala Lions Club will sponsor a Veterans Day fundraiser to benefit Patriot Service Dogs and The Fisher House. This event will take place on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, from 5 to 9 p.m. at "Our Place," 7651 S.W. Highway 200 in Ocala. A spaghetti dinner will be served, there will be a silent auction, live auction, karaoke and fun. Tickets will be sold at the door for $100 each.

Vet program at Palm Cay

“Thank you for serving” is the theme of a program that will be presented for veterans to remind them that they are appreciated and will never be forgotten. Entertainers from various communities, will be providing a wonderful evening of entertainment. You might even consider wearing dance shoes... and dance to a tune or two with the 'stars'.

It all happens at the Oasis ballroom, in Palm Cay, on Nov. 11 at 7 p.m.

This show is free for all veterans. Other guests are $2. Tickets/seating are limited and may not be available the date of the show.

For information: Harry Chambers at 352-291-1466.

Friday, Nov. 12

Bahia Oaks Homeowners to meet

The Bahia Oaks Homeowners Association will have a meeting on Friday, Nov. 12 (note change of date) at the Sheriff’s Southwest District Office, 9048 S.W. State Road 200, at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Also, a community yard sale will take place on Nov. 20.

Saturday, Nov. 13

Pine Run Community Yard Sale

Pine Run Estates on State Road 200 across from Kingsland Plaza will have their annual community yard sale on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 8 a.m. to noon. More than 50 vendors will be conveniently located in one area with various items of merchandise for sale: household jewelry, tools, lawn stuff, clothing, furniture, baked goods and even a golf cart. Refreshments will be available in Clubhouse I. Call Bobbie Davis for further info at 352-873-4306.

Methodist men serve breakfast

The Ocala West United Methodist Men will serve their very famous all-you-can-eat breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Offered are great food, a lot of friendship and gab fests and a great chance to meet new friends, and best of all, only $5 per person. The church is on Southwest 105th Street, turn west at the Shell Station on 200.

SummerGlen holiday, craft fair

On Saturday, Nov. 13, a holiday and craft fair will take place at the SummerGlen Grand Hall. This event is sponsored by the “SummerGlen Quilters” and tickets for quilts will be sold to benefit charities in the Local Ocala Area! These tickets will enable you to win a quilt. There will also be: assorted crafts, boutique items, candles, gourmet goodies, handcrafted baskets, and jewelry.

There will be hourly door prizes and much more.

Refreshments will be available.

For information, call Katie Soderberg at 352-553-2519.

Sunday, Nov. 14

Post-Polio group to meet

The Post-Polio Support Group will meet on Sunday, Nov. 14, at 2 p.m. at the Collins Health Resource Center, 9401 S.W. Highway 200, Building 300, Suite 303, Ocala. Dr. Norman Anderson will speak on the topic of Alternative Medicine. Call Carolyn Raville at 352-389-1731.

Sunday, Nov. 28

Watch, clock collectors meet

The National association of Watch and Clock Collectors will hold its fall super meeting on Sunday, Nov. 28, at 8 a.m. at the Hernando Civic Center, 3796 E. Parsons Point Road, Hernando. There will be an auction of clock and watch items donated by members, as well as the group’s famous cookie auction. Admission is $2.

Questions relating to clocks and watches will be answered by members. There will be no clock appraisals allowed.

For information call Roger at 352-527-0669.

Sunday, Dec. 5

Fine art and antiques auction

The Community Outreach Program of Congregation Beth Shalom in Beverly Hills is sponsoring a "Fine Art and Antiques Auction" on Dec. 5. Preview is at 2 p.m. and the auction begins at 3. It will take place at 102 Civic Circle, Beverly Hills, in the Kellner Auditorium behind the Jewish Center. Hor D'Oeuvres, wine and cheese, and cake and coffee will be served. The event is open to the public and tickets are $6. Call Lou at 352-637-9531 for tickets.