Upcoming events

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By The Staff

Saturday, July 3

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

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.

Tuesday, July 6

Fair Tax presentation set

A presentation on the Fair Tax will take place on July 6 at 6 p.m. at the Howard Johnson Inn, 3951 U.S. Highway 27, near the intersection with Interstate 75. To RSVP or for more information, contact Ron and Elaine Maiellaro at ocalafairtax@clf.rr.com or call 352-671-6724.

Thursday, July 8

NARFE to meet on July 8

The monthly meeting of NARFE, National Association of Retired Federal Employees, and spouses will be on Thursday, July 8 at 2 p.m. at the Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9336, S.W. 105th St. Guest speaker will be Pat Gabriel, president of the State Road 200 Coalition. She will talk about all the happenings in the Corridor.

For information, call 352-854-1757.

Thursday, July 8

Meet the candidates at Palm Cay

On Thursday, July 8 at 7 p.m., the Palm Cay Republican Club will provide you an opportunity to meet candidates for the November election. The regular monthly meeting will be held in the Palm Cay Oasis clubroom and will feature candidates to speak and answer your questions and concerns in preparation for the election. Refreshments will be served following the meeting. For additional information contact James Pettus at 352-438-9662.

Friday, July 9

Shabbat evening service set

Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala will hold a Shabbat evening service on July 9 at 8 p.m. at the Collins Medical Resource Center, 9401 State Road 200, Building 300 in Ocala. The service will be led by Arthur Grae of Leesburg, who will be ordained as a rabbi on July 1. The service has special meaning since it will be Grae’s first Shabbat service as a rabbi. His sermon will be “Bringing Jews Back to Judaism.” All are warmly invited to attend.

Congregation Beth Israel is a liberal, progressive, inclusive congregation under the guidance of the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation. For further information contact Judi at 352-237-8277 or bethisraelocala@yahoo.com or on the Web: bethisraelocala.org.

Saturday, July 10

Band concert to be Saturday, Sunday

Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band invites you to our annual “By Request” concert on Saturday, July 10 at 2 p.m. and Sunday, July 11 at 3 p.m., at the Marion Technical Institute, (formerly Forest High), 1614 Fort King St., Ocala. The concert will feature guest vocalist David Delk, who has previously performed with the band. David has performed in the Mississippi Gulf Coast Musical Theatre for more than 30 years and was the recipient of the Best Supporting Actor award from the Mississippi Theatre Association.

Musical selections include: Bring Him Home, John Williams’ Evening at the Pops, Woody Herman in Concert, Cole Porter Classics, and a Phantom of the Opera Medley, among others. All performances are free and open to the public. For more information, please call 352-624-9291 or visit www.kingdomofthesunband.org.