Upcoming events week of 5-31-2013

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Saturday, June 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 352-873-2276

Yoga in Sholom Park

Yoga will be held in Sholom Park at 9 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month until November. For more information, call Ingrid at 352-854-7950.

Memorial ride benefits Hospice

The sixth annual Frank Polack Memorial Ride for Hospice of Marion County takes place on Saturday June 1, at 8 a.m. An anticipated 250 participants will enjoy a trip through the heart of horse country, starting and ending at Hospice of Marion County’s Education Center.
Riders pay $40 to enjoy a fully staffed and SAG’D 80 mile route, 62 mile route, or 30 mile route. Registration fees include a light breakfast, an overflowing event gear bag, and lunch. On line registration is provided at www.Hospiceofmarion.com, www.Active.com, by mail, or riders may register the morning of the event.
For the past five years, Ocala Eye has encouraged bicycle rider participation as a way to raise funds to help Hospice of Marion County continue its mission of providing quality, compassionate care to families in Ocala/Marion County who are facing end-of-life issues. At the ride, we will announce the winner of prizes for the most money raised.
Since 1983, Hospice of Marion County, Inc. has provided compassionate comfort care to those with advancing illnesses. Services are offered without regard to race, national origin, age, gender, religion or ability to pay.
Church to open childcare center

Crossroads Childcare Center will open June 1 serving ages 2 to 10 years of age.
The church staff will also offer a summer camp for school age children in a Christian environment.
Registration for the childcare began May 1.
Crossroads is at 8070 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala, 352-598-2085.

Sunday, June 2

Cancer Survivors Day set

The Mid-Central Florida Chapter of Oncology Nurses will host a National Cancer Survivors Day event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 2, at the Webber Center at College of Central Florida.
National Cancer Survivors Day (NCSD) is an annual celebration of life that is held in hundreds of communities worldwide. It is a celebration for those who have survived, and an inspiration for those recently diagnosed with cancer as well as a gathering of support for families and an outreach to the community. According to the NCSD website, participants unite in a symbolic event to show the world that life after a cancer diagnosis can be meaningful, productive, and even inspiring.
“It is a day for everyone, whether you’re a cancer survivor, a family member, friend, or medical professional.
 This day provides an opportunity for all people living with a history of cancer – including America’s nearly 14 million cancer survivors – to connect with each other, celebrate milestones, and recognize those who have supported them along the way,” said Linda Dolhay, RN, of Ocala Regional Medical Center’s Cancer Center.
If you have been diagnosed with cancer, you are invited to attend the celebration which will include music, food, raffles, and other activities. Cancer survivors and caregivers are welcome.
To register, please phone Nancy at 352-732-4032 or Linda at Ocala Regional Medical Center at 352-401-1247.

Baccalaureate at West Port

The Baccalaureate service for West Port High School graduates will be Sunday, June 2, at 3 p.m. at the school’s Performing Arts Center.
Graduation will take place at the football field on Friday, June 7, at 6 p.m.

Monday, June 3

Library seeks donated items

The Friends of the Ocala Library request that gently-used unwanted items be donated to the Store for Good program at Neighborhood Storage Location No. 1 at 310 N.E. 25th Ave., Ocala, any time between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday. The program runs from Monday, June 3, through Wednesday, June 12. All donated items will be sold at public auction, and all proceeds donated to the Friends for their ongoing support of the library. For more information call 352-629-0325.

Thursday, June 6

WOW Singles to meet

WOW Singles will meet at the following locations. No dues. Please call after 10 a.m.: 352-861-9487 or 352-291-2762 for more info.
June 6, 12:30 p.m., Kotobuki Japanese Restaurant, 2463 S.W. 27th Ave., near Best Buy.
June 20, 12:30 p.m., Outback Steakhouse, 3215 S.W. College Road.

Mental illness education

Are you a caregiver of a family member or loved one living with a severe mental illness?
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI of Marion County) will offer a FREE NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program for families, partners, caregivers, friends, and loved ones of individuals living with schizophrenia, depression, bipolar, panic disorder, OCD, anxiety disorder or other serious mental illness.
The course helps improve the skills and abilities for caregivers to manage the path to recovery. Many family members describe their experience in the program as “life changing”.
The program will run for 12 weeks starting on Thursday, June 6, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the First Baptist Church in Ocala, 2801 S.W. Maricamp Road. Teachers are specially trained NAMI family members and caregivers who focus on the emotional responses families have to the trauma of mental illness.
All course materials are furnished at no cost. The class is limited to 20 students, so please call and register as early as you can.
The NAMI Family-to-Family program will also be offered later 2013. If you are unable to register for the June class please call to register for a later program.
Registration is required.
To register call NAMI at 352-368-2405, or e-mail to education@namiocala.org.

Friday, June 7

Pioneer yard sale

A yard sale will be held June 7 and 8, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, at the Pioneer Garden Center, in the Appleton Museum Complex on East Silver Springs Boulevard. There will be many household and yard items at bargain prices, all in good condition.
There will be a special Christmas display, and refreshments will be available. Shop indoors in comfort.

Saturday, June 8

Church sale at thrift store

You can rent a space for the church sale at the Crossroads Thrift Store, 7355 S.W. 38th St., Ocala, near West Port High School. Phone is 352-351-1334.
The sale will be June 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendor space is available for $5 for a single parking space.
To reserve a space call 352-509-4141.

ABBA performers at Circle Square

It was 40 years ago when the first pop group from a non-English-speaking country topped the charts and took over the airways. ABBA is Sweden’s greatest contribution to the world of music. On June 8 ABBAMANIA: A Tribute to ABBA will transform the Circle Square Cultural Center back to the 1970s.
ABBAMANIA’s four performers don’t just sound like Anni-Frid, Bjorn, Benny and Agnetha, they look and dress the part too. With costume changes, choreography, a live band and back-up singers, you’ll want to wear bell-bottom pants and platform shoes. ABBAMANIA will perform 21 of ABBA’s hits including the ones you love to sing along to like “Dancing Queen”, “Fernando”, “Waterloo” and “Mamma Mia”. ABBAMANIA has toured all over the world and thrilled audiences by bringing Abba’s unique sounds to each performance.
Tickets start at $17.
Don’t miss the opportunity to be transferred back to the disco era by ABBAMANIA: A Tribute to ABBA on Saturday, June 8 at 7 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center located at 8395 S.W. 80th St., in Ocala. Doors open at 6 p.m. For more information on the 2013 entertainment line-up including times, dates and tickets visit www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call 352-854-3670.

Sunday, June 9

Dancing encouraged at jazz function

The Ocala Jazz Society will host an afternoon of music at the VFW hall on Sunday, June 9 from 2 to 5 p.m.
Open to everyone, organizers say the event offers “incomparable musicians featuring great tunes for everyone and dancing is encouraged.”
The afternoon is $3.
The post is at 9401 S.W. 110th St., Ocala.
For more info call Diana, 352-237-0234.

Monday, June 10

Health care seminar at church
On June 10 at 6:30 p.m., Christ’s Church of Marion County’s Health Ministry will provide an opportunity to meet Doctor Meghavi S Kosboth. She will hold an informal discussion on Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis.
Dr. Kosboth is board certified, specializing in Internal Medicine with expertise in the area of Rheumatology. She has a number of awards including “Patients Choice Award of 2012” and “Compassionate Doctor Recognition 2012.” This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the subject.
Please contact Christ’s Church of Marion County, 352-861-6182, or sign-up in the lobby. 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala.

Tuesday, June 11

Macintosh users to meet

The Ocala Macintosh User Group will meet on Tuesday, June 11, from 7 to 9 p.m.
At this month’s meeting, Dr. Roberto Putzeys will review some of the medical apps available for the Mac and iPad. This will be followed by our monthly tech tips. Meetings are held in the St. George Anglican Cathedral Parish Hall, 5646 S.E. 28th St., Ocala. Visitors are always welcome. For more information about OMUG, visit our website at http://ocalamug.org.

Monday, June 17

VBS at Our Redeemer Lutheran

A Vacation Bible School will be held at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church from June 17 to 21, from 9 to 11 a.m. each day.
The church is at 5200 S.W. College Road, Ocala.
Everyone is invited. Register at OurRedeemerOcala.org (click the VBS tab or call our office at 352-237-2233) Contact Person: Laurie Baluyot. E-mail address: vbs@ourredeemerocala.org. Phone number: 352-237-2233.

Thursday, June 20

Air Force group to meet

The June meeting of the Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association (AFA) will be on Thursday, June 20 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building, 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala.
Bring a guest!!
For information call Mike Emig at 352-854-8328.