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By The Staff

Friday, Oct. 15

Democratic candidates at Cherrywood

The Cherrywood Democratic Club will meet at 2 p.m. at the Clubhouse. Democrats who will be on the ballot in November are expected as guests.

Lions to mark White Cane Days

Members of the Ocala 200 Lions Club will be at the State Road 200 Walmart on Friday, Oct. 15, and Saturday, Oct. 16, to raise funds as part of their semi-annual White Cane Days. All funds donated by community members will be used to support local community projects such as the Food-4-Kids Backpack Program, the Ocala Domestic Violence/Sexual Abuse Center and the Florida Center for the Blind.

The group will also accept donations of used cell phones, used toner/printer cartridges, hearing aids/batteries and used eyeglasses/sunglasses.

The Ocala 200 Lions Club has 30 members and meets on the first and third Tuesdays at 11 a.m. at the Park Avenue Bank in Friendship Plaza. For information, call Bob Melnick, membership chairperson, at 352-861-2730 or e-mail him at melnick8350@aol.com.

VFW seeks donations

VFW Post 4781 annual flea market will be on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15-16, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The post is on the corner of State Road 200 and Southwest 110th Street.

The post taking donations of household items both big and small (no clothes please). Proceeds go to veterans’ needs. Small items may be dropped off at the Post any day of the week. Large items can be picked up by calling Art at 352-209-0668. Tables are available for rent if you would like to sell your own items. Tables are $10 each for one day, or $15 for one table for both days. For table rental, call Phoebe at 352-854-8535.

Saturday, Oct. 16

Harvest Fest at Ocala West

Harvest Fest Carnival of Fund, free for the whole community, will be held at Ocala West United Methodist Church on Saturday, Oct. 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There will be old fashioned games and prizes, giant inflatables, the Choo Choo train, Rock Wall, Twin Spin, clowns from Ocala Clown Express, food and much more. So grab a bag for your goodies and come on down.

The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. For more information, call the church at 352-854-9550.

Amendments to be discussed

The October meeting of Ocala/Marion County's branch of AAUW will present Judy Johnson, former county commissioner, who will explain the intricacies of the Florida Constitutional amendments that will be voted on this November. This will be an important discussion for everyone who is a voter or who wants to understand the changes that these amendments will create.

This event.will take place on Oct. 16 at the College of Central Florida (formerly CFCC) in Room 110 in the University Center, Building 41. The meeting will start at 10 a.m., with coffee and snacks starting at 9:30. The College is at 3001 S.W. College Road on State Road 200.

Scandinavian Club to meet

The Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish descent to join in its next meeting at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16, at The Hilton Hotel , 3600 S.W. 36th Ave., Ocala. Meal will be Swedish meat balls, boiled potatoes, veggie, salad, bread, beverage and dessert. Cost is $15 per person and reservations and advance payment is required. Payment must be received by Wednesday, Oct. 13. Send payment to Jim Neate, 643-A Midway Drive, Ocala, FL 34472. Entertainment will be presented by the Ocala Accordion Club. For further details call Jim Neate at 352-687-1580, Don Clauson at 352-861-1235 or Peggy Jones at 352-629-3443.

German Dinner at St. Jude

The annual German Dinner hosted by the Ladies Guild and Men’s Society of St. Jude

Catholic Community, 443 Marion Oaks Drive in Marion Oaks, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 16, at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under the age of 12. No tickets will be sold at the door. For more information please contact Nick at 352-245-8764.

Sunday, Oct. 17

Canned food drive in West Marion

The members of the West Marion Business Association will be holding a canned food drive to benefit Interfaith food shelter.

The drive will begin on Sunday, Oct. 17 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Beef O’Brady’s, 11100 S.W. 93rd Court Road, Ocala. The cans will be collected throughout the week at the following West Marion Businesses:

• Mercantile Bank, 11250 S.W. 93rd Court Road.

• Emeritus at Ocala West, 9070 S.W. 80th Ave.

• FWH and Associates, 7651 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 108.

In addition, cans will be collected at the WMBA Business Expo on Thursday, Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Circle Square Commons at On Top of theWorld, 8405 S.W. 80th St. Residents who bring canned food donation will receive an extra raffle ticket for door prizes to be given away during the Expo.

Residents are asked to bring non perishable cans of food that will benefit the needy in Marion County.

For more information, contact Ray Sargent with the West Marion Business Association at 352-857-9099.

Moose public breakfast

A public breakfast will take place at the Moose lodge every Sunday in October from 9 a.m. to noon. Coffee, juice, eggs, 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 at 10411 S.W. 110th St., one mile north of the State Road 200 main entrance of Oak Run. Phone is 352-854-2200.

Jazz Society to jam

The Ocala Jazz Society is back at the VFW across from Oak Run on Sunday, Oct. 17, from 2 to 5 p.m. There will be great music, and dancing is encouraged. There is a $2 donation which benefits Hospice in memory of Bea Wilson, founder.

For information, call Dennis at 352-746-5694.

Monday, Oct. 18

Constitution Party to hear about Fair Tax

The next meeting of the Constitution Party of Marion County will be Oct 18 at the Marion County Public Library, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. and the guest speakers will be Nick and Barbara Rudelic, who will talk about The Fair Tax an alternative to the current U.S. income tax.

Legion Post to meet

The Ralph J. Green American Legion Post 354 will hold its monthly meeting on Monday Oct.18 at 1 p.m. in the community room of the Sheriff's Brian Litz Building, 9408 S.W. Hwy 200. Please try to arrive early to enjoy light refreshments and comradeship with fellow veterans. For further information, telephone commander Fred Pulis at 352-854-9976.

Tuesday, Oct. 19

WMBA Business After Hours

The West Marion Business Association will be having a business after hours next Tuesday, Oct. 19 at Emeritus Senior Living, 9070 S.W. 80th Ave., Ocala from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. All members are invited. Any business is welcome to attend and learn more about the association. There will be food, drinks and a door prize, so stop by, network and enjoy the evening.


Thursday, Oct. 21

College Road Baptist performer

Young At Heart, College Road Baptist Church, on Oct. 21 will have a well known performer, Norman Lee. He has been an active Christian singer in the community for years. Please bring a covered dish to share.

Saturday, Oct. 23

Saturday, Oct. 23

Marine Corps yard sale

The annual Marine Corps yard sale will be on Saturday, Oct. 23, in front of Hilton Automotive, 9055 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The public is invited.

Yard, bake sale at Joy

Joy Lutheran Church, Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala, will have its annual indoor yard sale and bake sale on Saturday, Oct. 23 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Swenson Hall. The public is invited to donate such items as furniture, tools, gardening equipment and electronics. Kitchen and house wares, linens, books, and craft supplies are also welcome for donation. Please no clothes or shoes.

Yard sale items may be brought to Swenson Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to noon, or anytime on Thursday, Oct. 21 and Friday, Oct. 22. Baked goods should be brought on Friday. Please have all baked goods wrapped for sale and labeled, particularly if they contain nuts.

As usual there will be the “Vintage” table for the special treasures as well as a craft and quilt section. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.

For more information, call Edie Heinzen at 352-854-6816 regarding the bake sale and Bert Padgett at 352-489-8430) regarding the yard sale.



Annual craft fair at Circle Square

On Top of the World Communities is hosting the eighth annual craft fair at the Circle Square Cultural Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23. This year’s fair will showcase 100 crafters and artists from all over Ocala/Marion County featuring stained glass, jewelry, ornaments, baskets, handbags and much, much more! Plus, enjoy live entertainment, face painting for the kids, food and more on The Town Square!

The Circle Square Cultural Center is at 8395 S.W. 80th St. For more information, please call 352-854-8707 ext. 7530 or 7533 or visit our website: www.csculturalcenter.com.

Purple Heart poker run and benefit

A Purple Heart poker run and benefit will take place on Saturday, Oct. 23. Registration will be from 9 to 10 a.m., last bike out by 11 a.m., and Bogart’s Smoke Shop and Lounge in the Plaza of Dunnellon on U.S. 41. There will be stops at the Castaways Bar and Grill, The Loft, Thunder Inn and Armante’s Restaurant. Last bike in by 3:30 p.m.

By a sixth card to improve your hand.

Entry fee is $10 and $5 for each passenger which includes a barbecued chicken or pork dinner. There will be prizes, drawings, and auction. All proceeds benefit the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Aaron Weaver Chapter 776, Citrus County.

Cars and trucks are also welcome.

Call Lee Helscel at 352-597-3398 or 352-238-5692, or e-mail him at hleeh@att.net for more information

Dog wash to take place

The Humane Society of Marion County will conduct a dog wash at its facility, 701 N.W. 14th Road, Ocala, on Saturday, Oct. 23, from noon to 4 p.m.

Pet food donations and monetary contributions are appreciated. All proceeds benefit abandoned and neglected animals.

For information, call 352-873-7387.

Sunday, Oct. 24

Ministry Fair at Ocala West

Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., will hold a “Ministry Fair 2010” on Sunday, Oct. 24, before and after services, 7:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Booths will be set up around the outside perimeter of the sanctuary , displaying information on the responsibilities and program offerings of the various church committees. Refreshments will be served. Visitors interested in learning more about this church will find a welcome atmosphere.

Saturday, Oct. 30

Gun show planned at armory

Fraternal Order of Police 145 will have a gun show on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 31, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the National Guard Armory, 900 S.W. 20th St., Ocala.

CWP classes will be offered for $55. Admission is $6 for adults, children under 12 free. Vendors are being sought. For information, call 352-236-3069.

Trash to Treasure Sale

The church of the Advent will have its fourth annual Trash to Treasure Sale on Saturday, Oct. 30. This will be an outdoor event; rain date will be Nov. 6.

Craft, flea market and food vendors are welcome to participate.

Set up time will begin at 6 a.m. with the actual sale beginning at 8 a.m.

Spaces will be approximately 10 feet x 10 feet and rent for $15 each.

Most of the spaces are shaded. These will be assigned on first come, first served bases. Contact Al Sickle 352-208-5664 for additional information.

The church is at 11251 S.W. County Road 484, 1.3 miles west of State Road 200.

Sunday, Oct. 31

Sheriff’s Office hosts Halloween event

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office Southwest station will have a Halloween Party on Sunday, Oct. 31, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Brian Litz Building, 9048 State Road 200.

There will be games, prizes, clowns, face painting, live DJ, food, drinks and much more.

For information call 352-402-6060.

The Sheriff’s Office is still seeking candy donations for the event. Please bring candy to the above location before Oct. 29.

Choir festival at Joy

On Oct. 31, Reformation Sunday, there will be at Choir Festival at 3 p.m. at Joy Lutheran Church. The service will include songs and a sermonette from Martin Luther’s three ideas of: Faith, Word and Grace. The Rev. Ed Corneilson from St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church will direct the combined choirs of several local Lutheran churches. A light lunch will follow the service in Swenson Hall.

Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is on Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. For more information call 352-854-4509 ext. 221.

Sax quartet to perform

Marion Chamber Music Society presents The Onyx Saxophone Quartet to perform at Queen of Peace Church Sunday, Oct. 31 at 3 p.m. Composed of four faculty members from Central Florida, they will perform a varied mix of classical concert favorites. The subtlety and power of the saxophone brings a new and exciting color to standard wind repertory. Members of The Onyx Saxophone Quartet are founding member Dr. Jonathan Helton, soprano saxophone, Dr. Michael Bovenzi, alto saxophone, Joseph Tomasso, tenor saxophone, and Mathew Poland, baritone saxophone. Marion Chamber Music Concerts are free. For more information contact Richard Hammes 867-1340.

Friday, Nov. 5

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

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.


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.