Upcoming events

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By The Staff

Friday, June 4

Lions Club holds garage sale

The Southwest Ocala Lions Club will conduct a garage sale to benefit the Marion County Humane Society on June 4 and 5 at 7325 S.W. 106th St. in Kings Court. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

Shabbat Service on Friday evening

Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala will hold a Friday evening Shabbat service at 8 p.m. on June 4 (please note change of date) at the Collins Resource Center, at TimberRidge, State Road 200, Building 300 in Ocala. The service will be led by Rabbi Mona Decker, a Reconstructionist rabbi from Jacksonville and by Arthur Grae, rabbinical intern from Leesburg who will give the sermon. Elaine Grae, wife of Arthur Grae and a cantorial vocalist, will sing the closing song. The service will feature joyous music and congregation participation. All are warmly welcome to attend! For further information, contact Judi at 352-237-8277 or email bethisraelocala@yahoo.com.

Congregation Beth Israel is a liberal, progressive and inclusive congregation under the guidance of the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation. Visit us on the web at bethisraelocala.org.

Saturday, June 5

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.

Saturday, June 5

Share to take orders this week

Share food orders can be placed on Saturday, June 5, and Wednesday, June 9, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St.

June preview menu:

Starting point $20, 2.6 pounds tray pack chicken thighs; 1 pound teriyaki pork tenderloin, 10 ounces, deli sliced black forest ham; 1 pound ground beef (80/20); 1 pound fully cooked chicken strips; plus a starter produce pack.

Family vlue $24, 3.94 pounds tray pack chicken leg quarters; 1 pound ready to cook chicken breast fillets; 2 6-ounce sirloin tip steaks; 1 pound ground beef (8020); 1.2 pounds bone in ham steaks, plus starter produce pack.

Fresh pdoruce, $8 and $12: Share now offers two produce packs: the Starter Produce for $8 and the Prime Produce for $12. All Starting Point and Family Value Packages

include the Starter Produce. Both Produce Package contains a large variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, including items never offered before at SHARE! Items in Fresh Produce will be determined the week before Distribution Day, but will always include basics such as potatoes, green leafy vegetables, and basic fruits.

Special packages also available can be found on www.shareflorida.org.

Distribution will be on June 26th. For more info call 861-0904.


Sunday, June 6

Huggins in concert at Nazarene Church

Lindsay Huggins will be singing in concert on Sunday, June 6 at 10:30 a.m. at the Ocala Church of the Nazarene, 5884 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala, 352-861-0755. Her powerful testimony will bless you.

Wednesday, June 9

Conversation Café at church

The College Road Baptist Church English as Second Language classes are discontinued during the summer months. Instead, the church offers free Conversation Café, beginning Wednesday, June 9. The event welcomes all internationals with the opportunity to practice speaking English in a small group setting. Sessions are held every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Child care is provided. No books, no classes, just talking. For information call 352-854-6981.

Thursday, June 10

Bereavement group to meet

Widowed persons service of Marion County will offer a bereavement support group at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200. Please make reservations by calling Mary at 352-237-3035.

The support group will meet every Thursday morning beginning June 10 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. There will be six sessions. Please plan to attend all sessions. Dr. Blair Stewart is the facilitator.

Friday, June 11

Literacy book club meets

At a recent Marion County Literacy Council Book Club meeting, Billie Gabel was welcomed as a new member.

Books for the next four months are as follows:

June 11: The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson Facilitated by Barbara.

July 9: The Help by Kathryn Stockett Facilitated by Cathy.

Aug. 13: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. D. Rowlings Facilitated by Billie.

Sept. 10: The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory Facilitated by Kathy.

The group meets at the Literacy Council office on the second Friday of the month at 10 a.m., 2677 N.W. 10th St. Suite 1A, Ocala. Phone number is 352-690-7323.

Saturday, June 12

Stearns to conduct town meetings

“I believe that it is vital for elected officials to meet regularly with the people they represent and answer their questions and hear their concerns,” stated Rep. Cliff Stearns (R- Sixth). “I hope that you will come by one of these meetings.” The town meetings are open to all.

The meetings on Saturday, June 12, are:

The Villages, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Mulberry Grove Recreation Center, Americana Room, 8445 S.E. 185th Mulberry Lane.

Belleview, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Belleview City Hall, 5343 S.E. Abshier Blvd.

Ocala, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., CCF (formerly CFCC) auditorium, 3001 S.W. College Road.

Ocala, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Joy Lutheran Church, 7045 S.W. 83rd Place at State Road 200.


Sunday, June 13

Second Sunday Drum Circle

Once a month, drummers, dancers, and onlookers convene at the far end of Fort Island trail beach to play rhythms and music. At 6 p.m. on June 13 (the second Sunday), and monthly, throughout the summer, this get together is free and open to all, including children and beginners.

For information call Linda at 352-746-0655.

Monday, June 14

Overview of Type 2 (adult) diabetes

Nancy Gal, Extension Agent IV with the University of Florida/IFAS and Marion County Extension, will present a two-part series on adult diabetes, what it is and how to manage it. The first session will be on Monday, June 14 at 2 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Benson Hall and the second session will be Monday, July 12 at 2 p.m.

All interested persons are welcome to attend this free seminar.

For further information call St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church at 352-629-5948. St. Mathew’s Lutheran Church is at 3453 N.E. Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala.

Thursday, June 17

WOW singles to meet

WOW Singles will meet at the following location. No dues. Please call 352-861-9487 or 352-237-5842 after 9 a.m. for more info.

June 17, Thursday, 11:30 a.m., Ruby Tuesday, 3500 S.W. College Road (State Road 200).

Saturday, June 19

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

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.