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By The Staff

Saturday, June 19

Families can get financial advice

United Way of Marion County will hold the third annual “Day of Action” on Saturday, June 19, 2010. This year’s event will focus on helping Marion County families improve their financial situation through budgeting and saving money.

“Family Financial Fitness” workshops will be featured from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ewers Center at the College of Central Florida on State Road 200 in Ocala. The event is free and will include lunch. Sessions for adults include topics such as creating a household budget, tips on saving money, learning about banking options and looking at your credit report. Sessions for children will also be provided by United Way and GreenPath. All sessions are provided by trained facilitators. Deadline for families to register is Wednesday, June 16. To register call United Way at 352-732-9696.

United Way Day of Action is an opportunity for United Way communities to show what it means to LIVE UNITED. June 21st—the longest day of the year, with more daylight hours than any other—presents an annual opportunity for the United Way system to declare its intention to improve lives in measurable and lasting ways by mobilizing thousands of people around a common goal: advancing the common good.

For more information, contact Krista Martin at 352-732-9696 or kmartin@uwmc.org.


Music, bike festival at Circle Square

Put on your leather, grab your biking buddies and ride your

motorcycle down to The Town Square at Circle Square Commons on Saturday, June 19 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. You will enjoy a full day of live musical entertainment and more than 30 craft and food vendors.

Music Schedule:

11:00 a.m., Donald J – Jazz

Noon, Sounds of Time – Oldies

1:30 p.m., Karaoke Corner

3 p.m., Radar – Caribbean

4:30 p.m., Live Bait – Jimmy Buffet Tribute

5:30 p.m., Eli Magic Sound –Latin

7 p.m., Stayin’ Alive – Bee Gees Tribute

8 p.m., Stayin’ Alive – ‘60s and ‘70s Tribute

For more information visit: www.CircleSquareCommons.com

Monday, June 21

Legion post to meet

The Ralph J. Green American Legion Post 354 will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, June 21 at 1 p.m. in the community room in the Sheriff's Brian Litz Building, 9048 S.W. State Road 200,Ocala.

There will be an election and installation of officers for the 2010/2011 year.Try to arrive early to enjoy light refreshments and comradeship with fellow veterans. For further information telephone Commander

Barbara Cherbonneau at 352-873-1737.

Tuesday, June 22

WMBA After Hours Mixer

The West Marion Business Association is having an after hours mixer at F.W.H. Associates at 7651 S.W. Highway 200, Suite 108 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. There will be an open bar as well as hors d’ oeuvres. This event is open to all businesses on the west side of Ocala. Please bring a business friend and be sure to register for the door prize at the event. To learn more about WMBA visit its website at www.westmba.com.

Wednesday, June 23

Fair Tax meeting scheduled

Don’t you just love the IRS with all its bureaucracy, red tape, and audits? When you call to ask them a question about your taxes, isn’t it nice to know that 50 percent of the time they give you the wrong answer because even they can’t understand the 70,000 pages of our tax policy? Isn’t it about time we stopped the madness? Join us June 23 at 6 p.m. at the Marion County Public Library (2720 Silver Springs Blvd.) for a presentation of the Fair Tax. Let’s put the IRS out of business and abolish taxes based on what we produce and place it on what we spend. The Fair Tax is simple, transparent and fair. To RSVP or for more information, contact Ron and Elaine Maiellaro at ocalafairtax@cfl.rr.com or call 352-671-6724.

Friday, June 25

Democrats host canteen-era dance

The Marion County Democratic Party is hosting a fundraising canteen-era dance. The fundraiser will take place on Friday, June 25, at The American Legion, at Tuscawilla Park, 516 N.E. Sanchez Ave., Ocala. The event will run from 7 to 11 p.m. There will be a $15 per person donation requested and tickets can be purchased by calling the Marion County Democratic Party Headquarters office at 352-402-9494, Sally Smith at 352-390-3472 or Georgette Mottl at 352-694-5872. All those in attendance will be asked to write a letter to a soldier for the “DEC Make a Difference Day.”

There will be dance music from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s as well as dance and nostalgic costume contests. Setups will be provided and participants are asked to BYOB and to also bring hors d’oeuvres to share.

Saturday, June 26

SPCA to hold book sale

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Marion County is holding a used book sale on Saturday, June 26th, from 8 to 11:30 a.m. It will be in front of Winn Dixie at 8445 S.W. State Road 200 in Friendship Center (next to On Top of the World Communities).

Paperbacks and hardcovers range from only 25 cents to one dollar each.

Come stock up on all your favorites and help us help the animals.

African Violet Club to meet

The African Violet Club will meet Saturday, June 26, at 10:30 a.m. at the Sheriff’s substation, 0-48 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala.

This month’s meeting is sure to delight whether you wish to display a lovely Dish Garden or Terrarium or learn what it takes to enter one in a show. One of our fabulous members, Marjorie Hendon, who does expert dish gardens and terrariums, will bring in supplies for the club to put together their own dish gardens and terrariums. Thus, members will either supply their own dish garden base or terrarium for this project or obtain one from Marge. Guests are always welcome and light refreshments will be served. For more information go to the website at www.africanvioletclubofocala.org and remember to return to this website regularly for more information on the next meeting and other important information. Or feel free to contact club President, Carolee Carter at 352-237-3308.

Saturday, July 3

Independence Day at Circle Square

Enjoy a patriotic evening and celebrate Independence Day at the Circle Square Commons Town Square on Saturday, July 3 from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Come celebrate America’s independence with a salute to the Armed Forces, a tribute to the music of the ‘40s performed by The Swing Sisters, an energetic performance by local favorite Norman Lee, a Missing Man presentation including four World War II North American T-6 model aircrafts used by the Air Force from 1939 -1957, plus craft and food vendors.

For more information visit: www.CircleSquareCommons.com.