Upcoming events week of 7-22-2011

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Friday, July 22

Freemasons opens lodge for history lesson

Fans of the movies “The Da Vinci Code”, “The Lost Symbol” and “National Treasure”, as well as the popular television channel “The History Channel” should take note: some of the “secrets” and mysteries of the Freemasons will be unveiled in Ocala on Friday, July 22, from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., at 1846 S.E. 36th Ave.

For one of the rare times in its 162-year history, the Marion-Dunn Masonic Lodge of Ocala will open its doors to the public for a look at the age-old rituals and ancient symbols of the world's oldest fraternal organization.  

You’ll learn how this global fraternity donates millions of dollars daily to charitable causes which included children with hearing disorders, burn victims and blinding eye disease research.

The Lodge may be contacted at 352-694-2462. The Lodge may also be found on Facebook at “Marion-Dunn Masonic Lodge #19”.

Saturday, July 23

African Violet Club to meet

The African Violet Club of Ocala meeting this month is July 23 and is held every fourth Saturday of the month except in December. It is at 10:30 a.m. at the Marion County Sheriff's Office (Brian Litz Sheriff's Substation) at 9048 S.W. Highway 200 in Ocala. This month we are having Christmas in July with a Dawg Show.  You don't want to miss this fun and educational "show". Refreshments are served at our break and everyone is welcome and the public is invited. For more information please contact our club President, Laura Perdomo at pretyinsde@netzero.net or call 352-625-6467 or our website at www.AfricanVioletClubofOcala.org

Used book sale

A sale featuring used books, CDs and other small crafts, to benefit Sheltering Hands Rescue, will be Saturday, July 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Winn Dixie, 8445 S.W. State Road 200. For information call 352-291-1962.

Kingdom of the Sun concert band

 The band invites you to their “By Request” summer concert series on Saturday, July 23 at 2 p.m. at the Marion Technical Institute (formerly Forest High School), 1614 E. Fort King St., Ocala, and on Sunday, July 24 at 3 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public! Musical selections: "In a Persian Market"; "Selections from Grease"; "Soaring with John Williams"; "Music of the Night" from The Phantom of the Opera; George & Ira Gershwin's "How Long Has This Been Going On?"; "If My Friends Could See Me Now" from Broadway's Sweet Charity, among others.For more information, please call 352-624-9291 or check out the band’s website at www.kingdomofthesunband.org.

Sunday, July 24

Moose breakfast is served

 Every Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon, a fantastic AUCE breakfast buffet is served at one great price! Eggs, bacon, sausage, ham, potatoes, biscuits with gravy, toast and much more. Everyone welcome! Come help support the mission of the Moose.

 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.

Monday, July 25

Retired nurses plan meeting

On July 25 at 1 p.m., the Citrus Marion Chapter of the Registered Nurses Retired (RNR) will meet at The Sandwedge Restaurant in Spruce Creek. We welcome all members as we discuss speakers and events for the upcoming year. For more information call Gladys at 352-854-2677 or Mary Jane at 352-726-6882.

Thursday, Aug. 4

WOW Singles to meet

WOW Singles will meet at the following locations. No dues. Please call 352-861-9487 or 352-237-5842 for more info.

 Aug.  4, 12:30 p.m., Applebee’s, 2615 S.W. 19th Ave.

Aug. 18, 12:30 p.m., Sky Asian Fusion, 3600 S.W. 38th Ave.

Saturday, Aug. 6

Stuff the Bus charity event

ChiropracticUSA of Jasmine will be hosting a charity event to benefit Operation Stuff the Bus campaign for Marion County on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a Bounce House, water slide, basketball toss, carnival games, food, spinal screenings, K Country, raffles, and much more!! The event will be at 7668 S.W. 60th Ave. #500.
One hundred percent of the proceeds will be going to Stuff the Bus. There will be raffles of all sorts of merchandise including a big screen TV, food certificates, spa gift cards, oil changes, and much more. To enter into the raffle you may do one of the following:
Purchase Tickets for $1 a ticket, $10 for 12 tickets, or $20 for 25 tickets. You may also bring in school supplies or hygiene items that will be priced matched and given back in ticket value.
To participate in the kid friendly activities it is a $1 donation. For food which will include grilled chicken, beans, chips, a drink, and a cookie it will be a donation of $3. (Once again all proceeds will be directly given to Stuff the Bus).
For a full spinal screening, which will include digital xrays, Semg, posture analysis, and chiropractic exam the cost will be $10 and will again be a donation for Stuff the Bus. You also will receive a full report of findings with the doctor.

Peripheral Neuropathy group to meet

The next meting of the Ocala Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group will be on Saturday, Aug. 6, at 10 a.m. at the Marion County Sheriff's Brian Litz Building, 9048 S.W. State Road 200. The program for the morning will feature the showing of The American Academy Of Neurology DVD titled: Diabetic Nerve Pain, A Guide For Patients and Families, featuring Jerry Mathers star of "Leave it to Beaver". Mathers suffers from Diabetic Nerve Pain. Everyone, who is interested is invited to view this informative DVD. For more information please call Jack Koehler at 352-861-1630.

Yoga at Sholom Park

Sholom Park Yoga, meets on the first Saturday of each month, Southwest 80th Avenue, 2 ½ miles north of State Road 200. The next session will be on Saturday, Aug. 6 at 9 a.m. For further information call Ingrid Crane at 352-854-7950.

Saturday, Aug. 13

St. Jude sets flea market

St. Jude Catholic Community’s fourth annual flea market will be Saturday, Aug. 13, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.. on the church grounds at 443 Marion Oaks Drive in Marion Oaks. Donations of items in good condition are currently being accepted. Anyone wishing to rent a table may do so for $20. More information may be obtained by calling Iris at 352-307-0565.

Saturday, Aug. 20

Hard Rock Casino Trip

St. Jude Catholic Community is sponsoring another bus trip to the Hard Rock Café and Casino in Tampa on Saturday, Aug. 20. Tickets are $30 per person. Each person gets $25 returned for free play and a $5 food voucher. The bus will leave the St. Jude parking lot at 9 a.m. and return around 5 p.m. Please contact Ghislaine at 352-245-9962 for more information and reservations.

Saturday, Sept. 24

Church seeks vendors

The Church of the Advent, 11251 S.W. County Road 484, is holding its annual Trash to Treasure sale on Saturday Sept 24. (Rain date Oct 1). This will be an outdoor event. Crafters, Flea Market and Food Vendors are invited to attend. Spaces will be 10 x 10 with many of them being in the shade and rent for $15.00 each. Set up will begin at 6 a.m. with the sale beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at 2 p.m. Call Al Sickle 352-208-5664 or Maryanne Brennan 352-347-2428 for registration foorms and other information. You must provide your own tables.