Upcoming events week of 10-19-2012

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Friday, Oct. 19


Two-day VFW flea market


The VFW annual flea market is Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19 and 20, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. All rental spaces have been sold out. Taking donations both small and large, to benefit our veterans and their families. Small donations may be dropped off at the Post. Call John S. 352-861-8484 or John W. at 352-207-1931 for larger donations or furniture pick-up.


Two-day sale at Bahia Oaks


Bahia Oaks Mobile Homeowners Association is having their annual park wide yard sale on Oct. 19 and 20. All are invited to set up in your own yard. We expect a lot of traffic. Happy selling!


Saturday, Oct. 20


Annual indoor yard sale at Joy


Joy Lutheran Church, at Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala, will have its annual indoor yard sale and bake sale on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Swenson Hall. The public is invited to donate such items as furniture, tools, and gardening. Kitchen and house wares, linens, books, and craft supplies are also welcome for donation. Please no clothes, shoes or electronics.

Yard sale items may be brought to Swenson Hall on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, Oct. 17-19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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 (352-854-6816) in regards to the bake sale and Patty Corey (352-854-0660) regarding the yard sale.


Kiwanis plans sidewalk sale


The annual Kiwanis sidewalk sale will be Saturday, Oct. 20 at Ozark Bank in Friendship shopping center. Any excess merchandise you care to donate for their community projects will be appreciated. Unsold items sold will be donated to Salvation Army.

Funds from the sale are used for our many projects among which are:

Books for pre-kindergartners.

Sheriff’s Halloween party… donation and participation.
Camp Kiwanis.
Shands pediatric unit.

Besides donations we participate in Meals on Wheels, Terrific kids, the Builder’s club at Liberty Middle school, the Key club at West Port high school. For the college crowd, Kiwanis supports Circle K which is an international service club. Many community leaders develop from these clubs.
 Our latest project is called “Eliminate” which is a program to support U.N effort to prevent tetanus in newborns of third world countries.

Our Meals on Wheels program is assisted by non-members .If you would like to participate and greet people with a hot meal and a warm smile call Ken or Pat at 352-237-6421.

The club meets every Wednesday at 8 a.m. at P.A.B. Guests are always welcome. Please join us for a cup of java and an interesting speaker.
For info call Stan at 352-873-3433 or Phil at 352-304-8184.


Cherrywood community garage sale


Cherrywood Estates will be holding its fall community garage sale on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 8 a.m. to noon.


Preserve plans yard sale


Spruce Creek Preserve will hold a community yard sale on State Road 200, three miles southwest of County Road 484 (gatehouse entrance), on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to noon. Everyone is welcome.


Scandinavian Club of Marion County


The Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to join us at our next meeting on Oct. 20. We will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be Swedish Meatballs with mashed potatoes, vegetables, salad, coffee and dessert. The Golden Troupers of the Ocala Civic Theatre will provide the entertainment.

The cost is $16 per person. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday the 17th of October. Checks to be made out to Jim Neate and mailed to Jim Neate, 643-A Midway Drive Ocala, FL 34472. For further details call Jim Neate 352-687-1580, or Don Clauson 352-861-1235.


Tire amnesty collection in city


The city of Ocala will be providing a tire amnesty collection day on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at two locations for city of Ocala residents only.

One location is the former drop off recycling site at Northeast 8th Avenue and Northeast 14th Street. The second location will be at the former drop off recycling site located in the 1500 block of West State Road 40 at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Complex.


Sunday, Oct. 21


Rose Society to meet


Marion County Rose Society meets at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Marion County Ag Center Auditorium, 2232 N.E. Jacksonville Road (CR 200A), Ocala. Meetings are open to all who want to have fun learning about and sharing their love of roses. Visit www.marioncountyroses.org or call 352-341-0564.


Chili cook-off scheduled


The first Red Hot Rescue Chili Cook-off to benefit Owls (Ocala Wildlife Sanctuary) will be Sunday, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ocala Muni Golf Club, 3130 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala.

Come out and enjoy some chili, fun and support your favorite teams. There will be entertainment, baked goods, food court, 50/50 raffle and crafters.

Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children ages 5 to 12. Under 5 is free.

For more information, call 352-291-1962.


Jazz Society offers afternoon of music


The Ocala Jazz Society returns to the VFW Post 4781, across from Oak Run, on the third Sunday of each month, 2 to 5 p.m. This month the date is Oct. 21.

The group plays more than jazz including favorite songs from past years. Dancing is encouraged.

Admission is $2 and benefits Hospice in memory of Bea Wilson, founder of the Jazz Society.

For more info call Diana, 352-237-0234.

Monday, Oct. 22


40 and 8 to meet


The regular monthly meeting of the 40 and 8 will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22, on the second floor of the Bank of the Ozarks on State Road 200, at the entrance to On Top Of The World. All honorably discharged veterans are welcome. Come and enjoy camaraderie and refreshments with fellow veterans. For more information

phone Ben at 352-854-0272 or Zack at 352-873-4841. 


A Day of Remembrance 


The Jewish Women’s Club of Ocala presents “A Day of Remembrance,” featuring Joanne Caras, who is the star of a weekly cooking show on Monday nights called Miracles and Meals with Joanne Caras. The show appears on Monday evenings at 9 on JLTV all over the United States and in 116 other countries.

For the past several years Joanne has worked tirelessly to create and promote the Holocaust Survivor Cookbook. After collecting 129 stories and over 250 recipes from Holocaust Survivors from all over the world, she has appeared on Fox TV, CBS, NBC, ABC, Israeli National TV, and national radio in the US, Canada, and Israel. Joanne has given over 250 speeches all across the world, including Canada, Mexico, England, Israel, Denmark, and Italy.

Her second book Miracles and Meals, contains 115 new stories and over 250 more recipes.

Joanne and her husband Harvey have been married for 30 years. They live in Florida. The couple donates all of the profits from every cookbook sold to Jewish charities. Their largest donations have gone to the Carmei Ha’ir Soup Kitchen in Jerusalem, which feeds over 500 poor and hungry Israelis every day.

This event will take place Monday, Oct. 22, 1 p.m. at The Chabad Jewish Center, 3509 S.W. 34th Ave. Circle, Ocala, off State Road 200. Admission $12 per person RSVP appreciated at Jewishwomensclub@gmail.com. Or Call Sonia Peterson 352-307-3662 or Chanie Hecht 352-291-2218. A sampling of recipes from the cookbook will be served. Cookbooks will be available for purchase. All women are welcome! 



Thursday, Oct. 25


State of Our Schools meeting

Marions United for Public Education will feature Theresa Boston-Ellis, the Executive Director of Business Services for Marion County Schools. She will discuss the district’s budget and how it affects our schools and community. The meeting will be at the Freedom Library, 5870 S.W. 95th St. on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. The meeting is open to all concerned citizens.


Air Force Association to meet


The Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association will hold its October meeting on Thursday, the 25th at 7 p.m. This change is for the October meeting only.  The location is the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala.

For information call Mike Emig at 352-854-8328.


Friday, Oct. 26


Hawthorne Village fall festival


The annual fall festival at Hawthorne Village will be held Friday, Oct. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the facility, 4100 S.W. 33rd Ave., Ocala, at the corner of Southwest 42nd Street, the newly widened road leading to the new bridge on the east side of the Interstate.

Candy donations will be greatly appreciated.

The festival will feature face painting, haunted hallway, karaoke, pictures in the pumpkin patch, pumpkin contest, candy piñatas, huge indoor rummage sale and safe trick or treat for children in costume.

Hawthorne can be reached at 352-237-7776 or you can visit www.hawthornevillageofocala.com.


High Twelve Club to meet


The Greater Ocala High Twelve Club 665 will hold its monthly meeting on Friday, Oct. 26 at 11 a.m. at the Elks Club, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala.

Celebrate the fall season and the harvest moon with Sue Koppler and Mary Mahoney with Bob Cubbage on piano.

Sue and Mary will sing songs from popular plays and movies, and songs of the fall season.

As usual, we will have one of the great buffet lunches the Elks Club is noted for. Bring a friend. The cost is only $12 a person.

All Master Masons and guests are invited to attend. Reservations are required. Call Bob Brady at 352-854-9612 for reservations or further information.


Elvis returns to West Marion Moose


Kenn “E” Grube brings his Elvis Impersonation Show to the Moose Lodge on 26th along with the duck tails, Elvis outfits, great voice and music. Blue Suede Shoes are in style for this great show starting at 6 p.m. Dinner is included starting a 5 p.m.

The last show was sold out. Advance tickets available at the Moose Lodge 352-854-2200.


Saturday, Oct. 27


Two-day Ocala Arts Festival


Art lovers and collectors will fill the McPherson Governmental Complex on 25th Avenue during the 46th annual Ocala Arts Festival on Oct. 27 and 28. Show hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.

The Festival, produced by FAFO (Fine Arts For Ocala) hosts a juried fine arts show with artists and craftsmen from all over the United States. Enjoy a beautiful fall weekend of art and free entertainment for the entire family.

The festival also includes free admission, free parking, free children’s art projects, and live entertainment.

For more information visit our website www.fafo.org.


African Violet Club to meet


The African Violet Club of Ocala will meet on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 10:30 a.m. at the Marion County Sheriff’s Office (Brian Litz Sheriff’s Substation), 9048 S.W. Highway 200, Ocala.

The program topic for October is “Cultivating and Caring for African Violet Trailers.”  Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, go to the web site at http://www.africanvioletclubofocala.org/ or contact club president, Laura Perdomo at thepeacockcottage@gmail.com.


Sunday, Oct. 28


Harvest Fest


“S’more About Jesus”; fun for the whole family, fourth annual Harvest Fest: Games, Bible stories, hot dogs and chips, candy, costume judging and “Child Identification Protection” from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, all at this free event, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Christ’s Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala. Call 352-861-6182 orwww.ccomc.org.


Sunday, Oct. 28


Festival at Reflections Church


Looking for something out of the ordinary to do with the family this fall? If the answer is yes, Reflections Church has a great idea for you.

On Sunday, Oct. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m., there will be fun events happening at the Citrus Springs Middle School. There will be games, inflatables, crafts, concessions and our first ever candy train. Why go trunk to trunk to get treats when you can climb aboard the Candy Train and arrive where the treats are waiting for you?

As usual, costumes are always welcome, but not necessary.


Tuesday, Oct. 30


Breast cancer survivors to meet


The Breast Cancer SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., Room 104 at 1 p.m.

The meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 30, will be another visit from Dr. Jamie Daniel to talk for Breast Cancer Month. Dr. Daniel always has so much information to offer. Her book she is writing will not be ready for the meeting but perhaps at the meeting she can say when it will be available.

If you have any questions, contact Gail Tirpak at 352-291-6904.


Hobby auction set at Ramada


The Ocala Coin Club will host a hobby auction on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 6:30 p.m. at the Ramada Convention Center, Interstate 75 and U.S. Highway 27.

Baseball cards, coins, currency, precious metals, stamps, tea set, knives, dolls, Hummels, Rockwell, Kinkade, plants, jewerly, dolls, badges, copper, Franklin Mint items, watches and some neat stuff will be available for you to take home.

Doors open at 6 p.m. for auction review. Free admission, free parking.

This auction is open to the public but you must be a member of the Ocala Coin Club in order to sell items in the auction. This is “cash only” auction. No buyers or sellers fee.

For more information contact Rich Selvar, 352-748-5225.


Wednesday, Oct. 31


Sheriff’s Office Halloween party


The Southwest District Sheriff’s Office will hold a Halloween party on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the office, 9048 S.W. State Road 200.

There will be the usual food fare and various activities, plus visits from special Sheriff’s Office personnel.

Those who wish may contribute wrapped individual candy by bringing it to the office between now and the party.


Trunk or Treat at Our Redeemer


Our Redeemer is inviting you to be part of our annual “Trunk or Treat” event on Wednesday, Oct. 31, starting at 6 p.m.

Pizza, cider and cookies will be served in the Fellowship Center that night along with games. The movie It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown will be playing on our large screen for any children (or grownups) who wish to see it!

The church is at 5200 S.W. State Road 200.


Friday, Nov. 2


Two-day quilt show scheduled


The Art of Quilting Along a Country Road—Quilt Show 2012, sponsored by the Country Road Quilters, will take place on Nov. 2 and Nov. 3 at the College of Central Florida, Ewers Century Center, in Ocala from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

Admission is $7 per person.

There will be a judged quilt show, beautiful quilts, art quilts, Home of the Brave quilts, a silent auction, vendors, boutique, demonstrations, raffle baskets, a quilt appraiser and a vendor to sharpen scissors and knives.

For information contact Fred Jones at 352-438-0055.


Saturday, Nov. 3


Queen of Peace arts and crafts show


Queen of Peace will hold its annual arts and crafts show on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Parish Hall. The event is sponsored by the Council of Catholic Women and will consist of mixed media. Forty plus vendors will provide a variety of products. Many are new to the show this year. This would be a great time to get some of those Christmas gifts on you list. Lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is free.

Queen of Peace Church is at 6455 S.W. State Road 200.


Historical Novel group to hold sale

The Florida Chapter of the Historical Novel Society will have two tables of resale items at the Beverly Hills Recreation Association flea market on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 8 a.m. to noon. The Recreation Association building is located at One Civic Circle in Beverly Hills at the end of West Lake Beverly Drive off Forest Ridge Boulevard. All proceeds go to support the mission of FCHNS, to promote historical fiction through education and networking opportunities for writers, readers, librarians, editors, agents and publishers.

FCHNS holds meetings on the first Saturday of every month from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Community Room of the Central Ridge Library, 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call Marian Fox at 352-726-0162.

Main library to hold book sale


The Friends of the Ocala Library will hold their quarterly book sale on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Rooms B and C at the main library on Silver Springs Boulevard. Hardcover books cost 50 cents and paperback 25 cents. For more information, call 368-4591, or go to friendsoftheocalalibrary.org for event or membership details.


Fall festival at Ocala West Nazarene


Ocala West Church of the Nazarene presents a fall festival on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 2 to 5 p.m. There will be free food, carnival-style games and good fellowship.

The church is at 5884 S.W. 60th Ave. For information, call 352-861-0755. ome!


Two-day Rose Show planned


Beautiful roses will abound at the Marion County Rose Society’s 17th annual Rose Show and Festival to be celebrated on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3 and 4, at the Marion County Agricultural Center, 2232 N.E. Jacksonville Road (CR200A), Ocala. This fun-filled event features free admission and is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy prize-winning roses and even display your own blooms!

This event will be the first of its kind in the South. Winners of the most beautiful blooms and bouquets, and the most creative and most fragrant rose displays will be decided entirely by the general public. All attendees are invited to enter roses from their private gardens for a chance to win part of $400 in cash prizes. Numerous door prizes will be drawn, and hundreds of roses and other rose-related items will be available for purchase.

All attendees who join the Marion County Rose Society at this event will receive a free welcome package and rose bush. Consulting Rosarians will be available both days to answer rose growing questions.

Featured guest speaker, Carolyn Parker, well-known California writer, photographer, and garden designer, will be making presentations both days. There will be a question and answer session as well as a book signing opportunity after her Saturday presentation. By advance reservation, there will be a luncheon to meet the author before her presentation on Sunday.

Delicious food will be offered on site by Talarigo’s Paradise Grill on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Everyone is invited to join in two days of family fun and fragrance. For complete details, visit www.marioncountyroses.org, or call President Chris McMillan at 352-341-0564.


Dining in the Dark


The Florida Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired will be holding its second annual Dining in the Dark banquet on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Ocala, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave., Ocala. Tickets are $45 individual and $80 couple.

Event includes silent auction, raffle and dinner.

Special guest speaker will be Miss Conner Boss, Florida USA contestant who has been legally blind since age 8. For tickets call 352-873-4700 or email admin@flblind.org. Florida Center for the Blind provides classes and instruction at absolutely no charge to teenagers, adults and seniors who are severely visually impaired.


Women of the Moose yard sale


The WOTM, (Women Of The Moose) will be having a yard sale on Saturday, Nov. 3 starting at 8 a.m. at the Moose Lodge. Anyone may rent a table /space for $10 (1st come, 1st served).  Moose members are asked to donate items to sell. Also hot dogs, hamburgers on the grill will be sold as well as wonderful baked goods. To rent a table /space, donate items or for information call 352-861-2981.


Ocala Palms Arts and Crafts Fair


Join us at Ocala Palms (located on U.S. Highway 27, one mile west of Interstate 75) on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a delightful day of shopping from a variety of talented crafters and artists. A hot dog lunch will be available for purchase from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; plus, enjoy yummy sweet treats at our morning bake sale.


Sunday, Nov. 4


German American Club picnic


The German American Club of Marion County will host a picnic on Sunday, Nov. 4, at noon, in Coehadjoe Park. German American food will be prepared by club members and served buffet style. Please bring a dish to share and your own snacks. Music will be provided by Bavarian Oskar. On the day of the picnic, ticket prices will be $7 per member or $10 per non-member. Contact Joe or Liz Dickmann at 352-732-6386 for tickets.


Concert at St. Jude


We are pleased to have with us once again for our fall benefit concert, “Broadway and More” Maestro Bill Doherty and members of the Central Florida Lyric Opera. These fine artists have just returned from performances in Italy and prior to our concert will be touring in Osaka and Kyoto in Japan. They are also scheduled for the Lincoln Center in New York.

Our Concert will be on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased at the church office. St. Jude is at 443 Marion Oaks Drive in Marion Oaks.


Saturday, Nov. 10


SummerGlen to hold craft fair


SummerGlen will conduct its annual holiday and craft fair on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the SummerGlen Grand Hall, 1450 S.W. 154th St.

There will be assorted crafts, including handcrafted baskets, gourmet goodies, handcrafted jewelry as well as boutique items. There will be lots of door prizes and much more.

Take Exit 341 (County Road 484) off the Interstate, go east toward Dunnellon to Southwest 20th Avenue Road, and follow signs to SummerGlen.


Sunday, Nov. 11


Concert at Countryside


The next Sunday Afternoon Arts at Countryside Presbyterian Churchwill take place on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. in the Sanctuary of Countryside at 7768 S.W. Highway 200, Ocala. Roberta Swedien, classical pianist, will play “From Russia with Love, Sergei Rachmaninoff – the Preludes.”

Roberta Swedien has performed on four continents for over four decades in solo, chamber and orchestral concerts, television and radio. Her repertoire ranges from Bach to Elliott Carter. Her training was at the Chicago Conservatory College, Sherwood Music School, Northwestern University and the University of Iowa. In addition to her classical work, she did the sound design for Michael Jackson’s “HIStory” album for which she received a Platinum record. Roberta now resides in Gainesville, after fifteen years abroad, where she teaches piano, voice, theory and composition as well as performing in solo and ensemble programs.

The public is invited and admission is free but donations will be appreciated.

For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.


Saturday, Nov. 17


Walk of Remembrance


A Walk of Remembrance memorial event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 17 in the serene beauty of Sholom Park at 6840 S.W. 80th Ave. in Ocala.

The walk serves as an opportunity to remember a loved one and find comfort in friendship, strength in shared experiences, and hope for healing and happiness. Walkers will enjoy a tranquil stroll through the Labyrinth, partake in the uplifting power of music, and reflect on their experiences privately or with others.

Registration opens at 9 a.m. with the first walk beginning at 9:15 a.m.; subsequent walks will leave at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. The program will conclude at noon. The cost is a minimum donation of $10. The donation includes light refreshments and a small gift.

Participants may choose to walk the entire morning or select a time slot. Feel free to come and go as you please and enjoy the park’s amenities. Please note the park’s “no pets” policy.

Hospice of Marion County provides a full spectrum of physical, emotional, psychological, social and spiritual support for patients with advancing illness and their families. Proceeds from the event will continue to support bereaved families and individuals through the Center for Hope and Healing at Hospice of Marion County. For more information call 352-854-5218 or register online www.hospiceofmarion.com/news.html.


SummerGlen Country Club garage sale


The SummerGlen community at 1450 S.W. 154th Street Road, Ocala

will host its 6th annual community garage sale with an estimated

150+ households participating on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This event is one of the largest garage sales in Southwest Ocala and

well worth visiting for bargains galore. You don’t want to miss it.

From I-75, take exit 341 to CR484 west, turn left at the Summer-

Glen sign with the fountain, then follow road to the gate.

Gatekeeper will hand out map of locations and look for the bright

green signs posted on garages.


Sunday, Nov. 25


Watch and clock extravaganza


Chapter 156 of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors meets every fourth Sunday at 8 a.m. at VFW Post 4781, 9401 S.W. 110th St., Ocala.

The November meeting on Nov. 25 is the fall extravaganza, which consists of many of the members parting with everything from a good clock repair book to valuable antique clocks and watches. There will be tools, parts and above all, great camaraderie. All are welcome.

Table use fee is $5 per table. There will be free coffee and donuts. The group is not allowed to do any appraisals.