Upcoming events

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By The Staff

Saturday, July 24

Lions to hold fundraiser

The Southwest Lions Club will conduct a fundraiser Saturday, July 24, at the Big Lots on State Road 200. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Funds will be used for the Fisher House, the home where families can stay when loved ones are being treated at the VA facility.

Sunday, July 25

Video to be shown at church

Christian Life Assembly of God will show the video “On Winning With Quiet Strength” on Sunday evening, July 25. This will be an opportunity to spend some time with Coach Tony Dungy and discover the principles, practices and priorities of a winning life including how to stay focused on God during life's struggles and disappointments and more.

Join us for this special presentation. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. The church is at 9644 S.W. Highway 484 (near State Road 200). Call 352-237-6950 for information.

Moose public breakfast

A public breakfast will be held at the Moose lodge on Sunday from 8 to 11 a.m. Coffee, juice, eggs, potatoes, biscuits with gravy, toast, choice of bacon or sausage, all at a great price! Check it out, at the"Friendliest Place in Town."

The lodge is at 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of the State Road 200 main entrance of Oak Run.

Tuesday, July 27

West Marion Business meeting

The next general meeting of the West Marion Business Association will be Tuesday, July 27, at the Sheriff's Substation here on the 200 Corridor.

Saturday, July 31

Summer Splash at Circle Square

Join the fun with an evening filled with live music, dancing, and delicious food on Saturday, July 31 on The Town Square at Circle Square Commons from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.. Enjoy classic summertime games like a water balloon toss, a hula hoop contest and more. Catch a summer apparel fashion show and enter for prize giveaways throughout the night!

For more information visit www.CircleSquareCommons.com.


Fitness Center open house

The Ranch Fitness Center and Spa invites you to attend an open house for members, guests and visitors on Saturday, July 31 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Attendees will tour the state-of-the-art facility, enjoy exciting fitness demonstrations, and meet personal trainers and spa/salon service providers. Professional health screenings will also be available. All attendees will receive a free trial guest pass.

The Ranch Fitness Center and Spa open house is free and open the public. Refreshments, healthy snacks, giveaways and membership specials will be available throughout the day!

The Ranch Fitness Center and Spa is open daily and is a full service fitness facility, salon and spa at 8385 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. For more information, call 352-861-8180 or visit www.TheRanchFitnessSpa.com.

Saturday, Aug. 7

Island Festival at Circle Square

Join the fun and get that tropical feeling from the Pacific and Caribbean islands on Saturday, Aug. 7, when The Town Square at Circle Square Commons hosts the exciting third annual Island Festival.

The excitement begins with the pulsating drum beats of Tahiti and beautiful Island dancers dressed in authentic and colorful costumes. The diverse Latin band Grupo Salsarengue will play Merengue, Bachata, Bolero, and other rhythms to get you up and dancing. Plus enjoy a special performance by Extensions Dance Studio dancers.

Bring the whole family to the Island Festival on Saturday, Aug. 7 from 5 to 10 p.m. on The Town Square at 8409 S.W. 80th St., Ocala. For more information visit: www.CircleSquareCommons.com.

Yoga in Sholom Park

Yoga will be conducted on Saturday, Aug. 7, in Sholom Park on Southwest 80th Avenue, 2 ½ miles north of State Road 200. Join us at 9 a.m. for a beautiful hour as we connect to Mother Nature.

Our next session will be on Saturday, Sept. 4, at 9 a.m.

Thursday, Aug. 9

Diabetes nutrition management

Nancy Gal, Health Educator, Extension Agent IV with University of Florida/IFAS and Marion County Extension, will present the second part to her presentation on Type 2 Diabetes on Thursday, Aug. 9, at 2 p.m. in Benson Hall at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church. If you missed the first session in June, you can still attend this next session when Nancy will talk about the Diabetic Diet.

All interested persons are welcome to attend this free seminar. To register and for further information call St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church at 352-629-5948. St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church is at 3453 N.E. Silver Spring Blvd, Ocala.

Thursday, Aug. 12

Candidates to visit Palm Cay

County Commission candidates will speak at the Palm Cay Republican on Thursday August 12 at the Palm Cay Oasis Club House at 7:00 PM. Kathy Bryant, Christine Dobkowski, Tony Mendola, Elicia Sanders and Les Smith will be guest speakers and will provide answers to your questions and concerns. This opportunity is presented for you to become familiar with the candidates we will be voting for on the Primary Election Aug. 24. Refreshments will be served following the meeting. For additional information, contact James Pettus at 352-438-9662.