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By The Staff

Saturday, Nov. 7

Pine Run yard sale

Pine Run Estates on State Road 200 across from Kingsland Plaza and the South Marion Citizen will be having its community yard sale this Saturday, Nov. 7, from 8 a.m. to noon. More than 40 vendors have signed up for this event selling everything from clothing, shoes, handbags, household items, garden, wind chimes, electronics, baked goods and much, much more.

Refreshments will be available for purchase at the Clubhouse.

For information call 873-4306.

Marco Polo Village yard sale

A multi-yard sale will be held at Marco Polo Village, off Southwest 103rd Street Road, on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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 873-2276.

Fashion Show and Luncheon at St. Jude Catholic Community

The Ladies Guild of St. Jude Catholic Community invites you to a Fashion Show and Luncheon on Saturday, Nov. 7, from noon to 3 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Co-ed models will present fashions provided by Belk Department Store. There will also be a Silent Auction. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children under the age of 12.

Please call Cecilia at 307-4473 for additional information. St. Jude Catholic community is at 443 Marion Oaks Drive in Marion Oaks.


Marines plan birthday ball

The Marion County Detachment 061 has announced plans for its annual birthday ball. The 234th birthday of the Marine Corps will be celebrated by Marine Corps League members, friends and well-wishers. The local league is composed primarily of veteran Marines and Navy FMF corpsmen and other Marine Corps League supporters.

The ball will be held on Nov. 7 at the Ramada Inn, Interstate 75 and U.S. 27. The festivities begin at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join us for Marine Corps tradition, good food, fun and live music.

Tickets are available from Bridgette Pace at 620-0887 and are $35 per person for a full service meal (choice of prime rib or chicken cordon bleu). Ties and jackets are required for men.

Also, new unwrapped toys will be accepted for the annual “Toys for Tots” drive.

For information contact Dick Hauck, senior vice commandant and birthday ball chairman, at 208-5070, or 680-1698.

Sunday, Nov. 8

Trio to play at Queen of Peace

Michael Helvey (violin), Julia Lee (cello) and Marc Parocha (piano) will perform for the Marion Chamber Music Society’s second concert of the year on Sunday, Nov. 8, at 3 p.m., Queen of Peace Church on SR 200.

The youth group, coached by Dr. Hee Jung Kang, is in great demand because of their musical sensitivity and maturity that one would expect of an older group. It is wonderfully refreshing to hear little ones perform at such an artistic level. They will be performing works by Weber, Schubert, Beethoven Mozart and Saint-Saens and will be joined by Dr. Kang’s oldest daughter, Sophie, performing a flute sonata by Poulenc. This is a concert not to be missed. Admission free; donations gratefully accepted. For more information, call 867-1340

Concert at Berean Baptist

Southern Grace will be appearing in concert on Sunday, Nov. 8, at 6 p.m. at Berean Baptist Church, 4800 S.W. 20th St., Ocala. For more information call 352-237-5611.

Post-polio support group to meet

The North Central Florida Post-Polio Support Group will meet Sunday, Nov. 8, at 2 p.m. at the Collins Health Resource Center, 9401 S.W. State Road 200, Building 300, Suite 303, Ocala.

“When Every Second Counts” is the title of the program to be presented by Joe Pine of Metro Crime Prevention. He will tell us about HELP, the Emergency Life Profile, and give us much more important and useful information. Everyone is welcome. Call Carolyn Raville at 352-489-1731.

Monday, Nov. 9

Fair Tax Meeting on Monday

The non-partisan, non-political Fair Tax bill in Congress will be explained and discussed at a meeting at the Belleview Library on Nov. 9 from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. For information and/or to RSVP, call Nick or Barb (Marion County Community Coordinators) at 347-7067.

Tuesday, Nov. 10

Marine Corps birthday event

The 234th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps will be celebrated on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at the Palm Grove Auditorium in Oak Run.

Tickets are $25 per person for the dinner of chicken cordon bleu, fish and prime rib. BYOB.

For tickets, call Don Eckerdt at 732-0523 or Fred Howatineck at 465-6639. Cutoff date for reservations is Nov. 7 at 9 p.m.

The event is open to anyone who wants to help celebrate the Marine Corps birthday. Jackets and ties are required.

Wednesday, Nov. 11

Lions to conduct Veterans Day event

The Ocala Southwest Lions Club will conduct a Veterans Day celebration on Nov. 11, from 5:30 to 10 p.m., at Our Place Sports Bar, 7651 S.W. State Road 200, #502, in Ocala.

The fundraiser will help two organizations, the Patriot Service Dogs and the Fisher House. Both groups work year-round to help disabled veterans and their families.

The price of $12 per person includes dinner, music and dancing and a chance to say “Thank You” to deserving vets.

Thursday, Nov. 12

NARFE monthly meeting set

The monthly meeting of NARFE for the National Association of Retired Federal Employees and spouses will be held on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 2 p m at the West United Methodist Church. 9330 S.W.105th St. Ocala. There will also be an ice cream social. For information, call 854-1757.

Friday, Nov. 13

Woods and Meadows garage sale

Woods and Meadows will conduct a neighborhood garage sale with more than 100 homes taking part, on Friday, Nov. 13, and Saturday, Nov. 14, starting at 8 a.m. each day.

There will be plenty of new and used items.

From State Road 200, got 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.

Literacy Council Book Club meets

The next Marion County Literacy Council Book Club meeting is on Friday, Nov. 13, at 10 a.m. The group will be discussing “The Alibi Man” by Tami Hoag in honor of her visit on Dec. 1. The leader will be Rhoda. On Dec. 11 the group will talk about “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan” by Lisa See. Jane will be the facilitator. The group did not vote for a new book to read for January 2010 at the last meeting, and will vote on two books at the next meeting, so please bring your nominations.

The November meeting will commence the sixth year of the Book Club.

All of the books are available at the public library. Please remember, if the book you want is checked out, there is a reserve list or you can check to see if it is available in large print.

The meetings last about one hour and are open to all. The Marion County Literacy Council office is located at 240 S.W. 8th St., suite C, Ocala. This is about three blocks from the downtown post office. If you have any questions, the MCLC office number is 690-READ.


Red Kettle kickoff slated

The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Christmas Campaign begins in a few weeks. Join us on Nov. 13 at 8:30 am at Ocala’s Downtown Square to celebrate the first day of our Kickoff to help raise funds that help individuals and families in need in Marion County.

Volunteers are welcome to assist us in sorting, packing and distribution of gift bags during the days of Dec. 8-12, Dec. 17-18, and Dec. 28-31 for after holiday cleanup.

If you would like to make a monetary donation, please visit www.onlineredkettle.org

or call our office at (352) 629-2004 ext 306 for additional information.


Saturday, Nov. 14

Monthly community breakfast

Ocala West United Methodist Men will serve their monthly community breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. This is an all-you-can-eat meal with a great variety of foods for just $5 (children under 10 $3). The place is the Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 105th St. All proceeds go to charity.

SummerGlen sets craft show

The SummerGlen holiday and craft fair, sponsored by the SummerGlen Quilters, will take place Saturday, Nov. 14, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. You could win a quilt. Chances will be sold to benefit the Fisher House at the Veteran’s Hospital in Tampa. There will also be hourly door prizes and much more. Food and refreshments will be available.

Monday, Nov. 16

Golf tournament planned

Bernadette Castro invites you to participate in the Hospice of Marion County

Pro-Am Golf Tournament on Monday, Nov. 16, at Golden Hills Golf and Turf Club off U.S. Highway 27, 4.3 miles west of I-75.

Don’t miss an opportunity to play this course, which was host site for the USGA Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship. All teams consist of four amateurs and one golf professional. The cost is $150 per player, which includes a buffet breakfast, awards dinner and greens fees.

Proceeds from this tournament will help to provide care and support to patients and families of Hospice of Marion County who are facing a most difficult and challenging time in their lives. For more information and registration, please call the Pro Shop at 352-629-7980.


Friday, Nov. 20

Pasta Dinner at St. Jude Catholic Community

St. Jude’s second Pasta Dinner of the year is set for Friday, Nov. 20. Between the hours of 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., we will be serving salad, pasta, meatballs, dessert and beverage.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $4 for children under the age of 12 and can be purchased at the door. Take-outs are available. St. Jude Catholic Community is at 443 Marion Oaks Drive in Marion Oaks.


Saturday, Nov. 21

Two-day gun show planned

The Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 145, will have a gun show on Nov. 21-22 at the National Guard Armory, 900 S.W. 20th St., Ocala, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Vendors and exhibitors wishing to participate should call the lodge at 236-3069. There will be collectible, antique and modern firearms, knives and swords, pistols, gun parts and accessories.

There will be free parking, educational displays, food and beverages will be available. Concealed weapons classes will be conducted.

Monday, Dec. 7

Pearl Harbor Luncheon planned

The Fleet Reserve Association 186 and its Ladies Auxiliary host a “Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Luncheon” each year on Dec. 7 to honor those who served at Pearl Harbor during the attack in 1941.

If you or someone you know was at Pearl Harbor during the attack, whether military or civilian, call Bob Woods in Ocala at 854-0702.