Upcoming events week of 10-31

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Friday, Oct. 31
Spruce Creek North sale

Spruce Creek North Community Garage Sale will take place Friday, Oct. 31 and Saturday, Nov. 1, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.
Spruce Creed North is at Southwest 103rd Street Road and 62nd Avenue Road.

Brian Free southern gospel concert

Brian Free, southern gospel’s most recognizable tenor voice, and Assurance will present their concert Oct. 31. Southern Gospel music has always been the group’s first love and fans have responded to their music with honors and awards. The group agrees on one thing: to use their God-given abilities to take the message of Jesus Christ to everyone they can. A love offering will be received. The event is at 6:30 p.m.
Christ’s Church Of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off SR 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/.

Saturday, Nov. 1

Steel Horse Stampede set

The 11th annual Steel Horse Stampede motorcycle ride is gearing up for its journey through Marion County on Nov. 1.
The event serves as a fundraiser to benefit patient care at Hospice of Marion County, Inc. Participants may pre-register by calling 854-5218 or at www.hospiceofmarion.com. The day of the event, registration begins at 8 a.m. at Hospice of Marion County in The Elliott Center (3231 SW 34th Ave. in Ocala). To honor those who have served our country, the first 100 veterans to register will receive a special Hospice Veteran’s Pin.
The ride will start at 10 a.m. The cost is a minimum donation of $18 for the rider and $18 for a passenger. The donation includes a light breakfast and a barbecue lunch following the ride – plus door prizes, a 50/50 drawing, and entertainment by the Nightshift Band.
Stampede participants will take a 55-mile escorted ride through Marion County. Along the way are scheduled stops at each of the four Hospice Houses. Riders will get a close-up view of the beautiful houses available for the area’s hospice patients.
For more information about the ride, contact 854-5218 or to inquire about the many services Hospice of Marion County has to offer, call 873-7400.

Saturday, Nov. 1

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 873-2276.

Quail Meadow yard sale

The Quail Meadow community yard sale will take place Saturday, Nov. 1, starting at 8 a.m.
Quail Meadow is just west of Interstate 75 off U.S. Highway 27, north of Publix. Look for signs at 44th Avenue and the entry at Walgreens. The event is open to the public.

Ocala Palms arts, crafts

Ocala Palms annual Arts and Crafts Bazaar and Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, Nov. 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Clubhouse of the Ocala Palms Country Club and Golf Course, located on North U.S. Hwy 27, just one mile west of I-75 (I-75 exit 354). The event is free, open to the public, and is held indoors. We will be housing 70+ vendors with a multitude of different hand crafted, original arts and crafts. Also, we have a great Bake Sale throughout the event, a hot dog lunch is available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., along with numerous drawings, raffles and lots of fun. It’s a great opportunity to start your holiday shopping early. Very talented artisans and the event is always well attended. Please join us for a fun day.

Yoga in Sholom Park

Yoga in Sholom Park will take place at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1
Join us for the last session of the year. Bring a mat and your enthusiasm for practice.
For more information, call Ingrid at 352-854-7950.
Sunday, Nov. 2

Beth Israel yard sale

Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala in conjunction with Temple B’nai Darom, will hold a yard sale on Sunday, Nov. 2 at Bank of the Ozarks, 8375 SW Highway 200 in Ocala. The sale is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will include household goods and a bake sale. Attendees are encouraged to bring items for the sale in clean, usable condition and to tag them with a suggested selling price. For further information please contact Lois at 352-291-1308 or Janis at 352-861-6732. All proceeds from the sale will benefit the spiritual, community and charitable programs of the two congregations.

Special service at Countryside

Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 SW Highway 200, Ocala will honor those in their congregation who died during the last year at a special worship service at 10.30 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2 at 10:30 a.m. The Chancel Choir will sing “Take My Life and Let It Be.”
For further information, please call the church office at (352) 237-4633.

Wednesday, Nov. 5

MOPS meeting at College Road Baptist

Are you a mother of preschoolers (birth to 5 years) who would like to visit with other mothers while free child care is provided?
If you need friendship, encouragement, support and fun, come to College Road Baptist Church, 5010 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala on the first and third Wednesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
We are inviting you to a MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) program. We all have times when we need to get away. Come join us. Also visit us at Collegeroad.org for more information.

Friday, Nov. 7

Two-day quilt show

The Country Road Quilters of Ocala present Down Another Country Road of Quilts on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 7 and 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the College of Central Florida Ewers Century Center, 3001 SW College Road (SR 200), Ocala. Admission is $7, free parking, buses welcome.
This is a judged quilt show with vendors featuring art quilts, miniature quilts, silent auction, demos, challenge quilts, Home of the Brave quilts.
For more information: www.CountryRoadQuiltersOcala.blogspot.com.

Saturday, Nov. 8

Marion Landing fall sale

The Marion Landing fall sale will be held on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Lifestyle Center. Jewelry, books, homemade baked goods, plants, sports equipment and tools, along with tables full of household items and giftware. 8601 SW 65th Ave. Road (off SR200). Admission is free and open to the public. No pets, please.

Preserve art and craft fair

Spruce Creek Preserve will hold an arts and crafts fair on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the grounds on State Road 200, three miles southwest of County Road 484. Use the gatehouse entrance.
There will be free admission, a free craft drawing every 20 minutes and a bake sale, with lunch available.

Health fair planned

Absolute Health here in Ocala will hold a health fair on Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the firm’s office, 7350 SW 60th Ave., suite 2, Ocala
There will be free health screenings, hearing tests, blood pressure tests; a bloodmobile ($10 coupon to Dr. E’s Choice Store for anyone who donates), 20% of all supplements in Dr. E’s Choice Store, free barbecue and refreshments, giveaways done at 10, 11, 12, 1, and 2, face painter from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., bounce house for children and live lectures throughout the day.

Two-day Ocali Country Days

Don’t miss Ocali Country Days this fall. The festival runs through the weekend of Nov. 8-9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with live old time music, historic displays, vendors, great food, unique crafts for sale and more. Cost is just $5 per person with children 5 and under free.
Visitors will experience the Florida of yesteryear with Living History exhibits highlighting life during the 1800s. Tour pioneer cabins, visit with Seminole tribal members, watch sugar cane syrup being made, take a tram ride though the state park, tour the Silver River Museum and much more.
The Silver River Museum is located within the beautiful Silver Springs State Park.
Visit us online at www.SilverRiverMuseum.com for more information.

Manatee Button Club to meet

Manatee Button Club will meet Saturday, Nov. 8 at 9:30 a.m., at the Marion Oaks Community Center, 294 Marion Oaks Lane, Ocala. We will be discussing the history of the Button Box. Public welcome-bring your button box along! Refreshments served.

University Women meet

The next scheduled meeting of the Ocala branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is Saturday, Nov. 8 at 11:30 a.m. at the Stone Creek Grille. This meeting will be held jointly with the Gainesville Branch and the speaker will be Susan Berlin, Florida State President of AAUW.
All Ocala women are welcome to attend these meetings and learn more about this organization. If you would like to attend, please contact Shirley Wells at 624-0007, Nov. 5, and let her know so she can advise the restaurant as to how many will be in attendance.

Sunday, Nov. 9

Civic Chorale concert

The Marion Civic Chorale presents its annual “Salute to Veterans” at Countryside Presbyterian Church on Sunday, Nov. 9 at 3 p.m.
They will present rousing tunes we all know and love.
Matthew Bumbach is the conductor and Ricky Hendrix is the accompanist.
Bumbach is Conductor and Director of Vocal Studies, at the College of Central Florida.
Admission is free but donations will be appreciated. For further information, please call the church at 352-237-4633.

Monday, Nov. 10

Marine Corps Birthday Ball

The Marine Corps Birthday Ball will be held at the Palm Grove, in Oak Run on
Nov. 10.
The semi-formal event begins at 5:30 p.m. and is open to the public, tickets are $25 per
person, and may be purchased from any member of the Marine Corps League.
Please direct any questions that you may have to Jim McCarthy at (352) 873-6927.

Tuesday, Nov. 11

OTOW Lions plan Veterans Day

The On Top of the World Lions invites you to attend our Veterans Day program on Nov. 11 at the Circle Square Cultural Center starting at 9:30 a.m. Our guest speaker will be Lt. Colonel Sharon Murry, USAF RET. Help us honor all those who have served us and our country. For further information contact Lion Estelle Clark, 352-861-7358.

Saturday, Nov. 15

Old Paths Quartet concert

With loads of enthusiasm and ministry experience, the Old Paths Quartet has become one of the most influential, trend setting Christian groups in Southern Gospel music.  Enjoying numerous coveted top 10 hits, awards, stage appearances and international concert performances their vision has not changed. Their voyage has just begun. This is a free concert (no tickets are required). A love offering will be received. The concert is at 6:30 p.m.
Christ’s Church Of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off SR 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/

Thursday, Nov. 20

Special artist at Young at Heart

College Road Baptist Church will feature a special artist for its Nov. 20 Young at Heart program. Roger Grenier is an accomplished singer guitarist, music arranger, writer and producer. He has combined all his talents in the last 30 years to serve the Lord. Please come join us for this outstanding artist. Everyone is welcome, bring a dish to share. Noon at 5010 College Road (Hwy. 200) 352-237-5741.

Monday, Dec. 1

Cutoff date for church trip

Visit beautiful Savannah, Georgia, and Charleston, South Carolina on an escorted four-day tour with First Congregational Church, April 21-24. For more information and to make a reservation, please call Genny at 352-873-6779 or Janet at 352-237-2309. Deposit required by Dec. 1.

Friday, Dec. 5

Helping Hands golf event

Helping Hands is holding its third annual golf Invitational at Juliette Falls on Friday, Dec. 5.
In addition to a four-man scramble format, a special feature this year is The Steve Albright and Berger Warner “Top 10” Shoot Outs. Mike Sullivan, a former three-time PGA tour winner, will serve as The “Sheriff”. The Shoot Outs will include the top 20 Marion County Golf Association scoring leaders.
The event proceeds will be used to help innocent women and children overcome abuse, abandonment, and severe hardships … and to build a better life.
For event information go to www.helpinghandsocala.org or call 352-732-4464.

Saturday, Dec. 13

Breakfast with Santa

Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 SW 105th St. is having “Breakfast With Santa” in conjunction with the Ocala West United Methodist Men’s Community Breakfast on Saturday, Dec. 13, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Attention,children: Come and decorate your own pancakes, have your picture taken with Santa, Children eat free, and have a fun morning at Ocala West.

Sunday, Dec. 14

Choir, Quintet at Countryside

Central Florida Master Choir and The New Moon Quintet will present “Hallelujah e Magnificat” at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 SW State Road 200, on Sunday, Dec. 14 at 3 p.m.
The Central Florida Master Choir, formed in 1998, has achieved a reputation for its artistic excellence and contribution to the community.
Howard W. McSwain, Jr. is the conductor, accompanied by pianists GayLyn Capitano and Victoria Wells.
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.