Upcoming events week of 8-12-2011

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Friday August 12
Free Gospel Music Concert
Christ's Church of Marion County presents Jimmy Strickland, Southern Gospel recording artist, in a night of "Pure Southern Gospel Music."  Jimmy has performed on stage with well-known recording artists Bill Gather, Dottie Rambo, the Oak Ridge Boys, the Goodman Family and a host of others.  
There is no admission charge.  A free-will offering will be taken.
 Christ's Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off SR 200), Ocala.  Call 352-861-6182 or www.ccomc.org.

Saturday, Aug. 13

Back to School bash

Students are invited to a Back-to-School bash at Crossroads Community Church, Saturday, Aug. 13, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free school supplies while supplies lasts, bounce in the bounce house, eat popcorn and slurp snow cones. Much more.
Crossroads Community Church, 8070 S.W. 60th Ave., turn at the CVS, half-mile on left, 352-291-2080.

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.

Sunday, August 14

Moose breakfast is served

   Every Sunday from 9 a.m. until noon, a fantastic buffet is provided at one great price! It includes scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, ham, potatoes, grits, biscuits with country gravy, juice, fruit, coffee and more.
The Moose is the best kept secret in the SW corridor, visit us before or after church and come help support our mission and community programs.
   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, Aug. 15

American Legion post to meet

The Ralph J. Green American Legion Post  354, will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Aug. 15, at 1 p.m. in the community  room of the Sheriff’s Brian Litz Building, 9048 S.W. State Road 200. Try to arrive early to enjoy light refreshments and comradeship with fellow Veterans. For more information, telephone Commander Fred Pulis 352-854-9976.

Tuesday, Aug. 16

Meeting set for Bahia Oaks

The Bahia Oaks Homeowner’s Association will meet Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 6:30 at the Freedom Public Library. All residents are encouraged to attend.

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.

Monday, Aug. 22

Retired nurses to meet

On Aug. 22 at 1 o,n,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.

Saturday, Aug. 27

Back to School Bash

Ocala West United Methodist Church will host a Back to School Bash for Kids, Saturday, Aug. 27, from 3 to 6 p.m., for children 4 years to 5th grade.  Magician at 3, clowns at 4, food at 5. Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala, call 352-854-9550.
Ocala Symphony to hold auditions

The Ocala Symphony Orchestra will be holding auditions on Aug. 27 for specific open positions, and will also be accepting those who wish to audition for the first-call sub-list.  Auditions will take place in the Fine Arts Building (No. 4) of the College of Central Florida at 3001 S.W. College Road in Ocala.
If you have auditioned for the sub-list at any point in the last two seasons, there is no need to re-audition unless you are auditioning for a now open position. New sub-list applicants should prepare five standard orchestral excerpts of their choice, while position applicants must follow the excerpt requirements listed on the OSO website.
To sign up for an audition slot, please submit a resume to OSO General Manager, Mary Catherine Wickham at mcwickham@ocalasymphony.com.
The Ocala Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1975, currently performs eight subscription concerts a year at the Ocala Breeders Sales Auditorium plus special performances and outreach to youth. It is a 501c3 non-profit corporation supported entirely by ticket sales, donations, sponsorships and grants, with new offices in the Seven Sisters Inn Annex located at 820 S.E. Fort King St. in Ocala. Performance dates and tickets for subscription concerts, the “SoundArt” series in partnership with the Appleton Museum of Art, as well as Handel’s Messiah are available at the OSO office or through www.ocalasymphony.com.

Monday, Aug. 29

Senior bowling league to meet

A meeting for a new senior bowling league will be held Aug. 29 at 1 p.m. at AMF Galaxy East Lanes, 3225 S.E. Maricamp Road, Ocala. The Monday Senior Mixed League will bowl at 1 p.m. starting Sept. 12. There will be four bowlers per team in a sanctioned league. Entries may be as individuals or as a team.

Tuesday, Aug. 30

WMBA sets ‘After Hours’

The West Marion Business Association will conduct a Business After Hours at Neighborhood Storage, 6741 W. Highway 40 in Ocala, on Oct. 30 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 16
Fundraiser for Operation Christmas Chil
A fundraiser for Operation Christmas Child, collecting items to fill shoe boxes or donations, will take place at the Walmart on State Road 200 on Sept. 16-17, and the Walmart on Southwest 19th Avenue Road and 27th Avenue on Oct. 7-8.

Saturday, Sept. 17

Golf event to benefit Special Olympics

The inaugural “Be a Fan” benefit golf tournament for Special Olympics Marion County, sponsored by the Ocala Palms Community, will be Saturday, Sept. 17, at Ocala Palms Golf and Country Club.
There will be donuts, juice and coffee at 7:30 a.m. and a four-person best ball shotgun scramble at 8:30 a.m.
Cost is $75 per player and includes green fees and cart, range balls and buffet lunch. There will be prizes and raffles.
For sponsorship and team registration forms contact Peter Kowal at 352-629-5407 or e-mail peterkowal@embarqmail.com, or Diane Peterson, 352-690-1643 or e-mail dlpdiane@embarqmail.com.

Monday, Sept. 19

Christian 12 Step fashion show

The Christian 12 Step Ministry of Ocala, an addiction alcohol and substance abuse recovery program, is holding its first fashion show and luncheon. All proceeds will benefit the Christian 12 Step Ministry in their mission to help those in need of substance recovery.
The show will take place on Monday, Sept. 19 at noon in the Royal Oaks Golf Club Dining Room at Oak Run Country Club in Ocala. Tickets are $25 per person and include lunch, entertainment, door prizes and a fashion show exclusively by Beall’s Department Store.
Christian substance abuse treatment effectively combines spiritual healing with a traditional rehabilitation program. The Christian 12 Step Ministry helps heal lives and families here in our community. This fun event of fashion and pampering will help support their mission and our community.
Please contact Laurie Smith at 352-861-0296, Catherine Vibber at 352-208-4261, or Jeryl Durrand at 352-390-6766 for tickets or information. Tickets are also available at Great American Coffee Roasters, 816 S. Magnolia Ave. in Ocala.
The Christian 12 Step Ministry’s mission and direction is to be a community resource providing Bible-based education in recovery and deliverance of substance and behavioral addiction to anyone seeking help, while promoting and protecting spiritual health. For more information, please visit www.christian12step.org.

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.

Friday, Oct. 7

VFW plans flea market

VFW Post 4781 will hold a flea market on Oct. 7 and 8 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. There will be bargains galore inside out out.
The organization needs your donations of household goods, small or large.  Proceeds benefit Veterans Services.  Small items may be brought in boxes, and left in the corner of the dining room.  We can pick up large items.  Hot Dogs and hamburgers will be available along with a bake sale.  Larger donations - call Art for pickup of large items at 352-209-0668.  Want your own table to sell your items? Tables available at $10 per day, or $15 for 2 days.  Call Phoebe for table rental at 352-854-8535. VFW Post 4781 is located off State Road 200 behind Sims Furniture, across from Oak Run, telephone 352-873-4781.

Tuesday, Oct. 18
Food for Thought at Our Redeemer

A "Food for Thought" luncheon will be hosted by the Parish Nurses at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 5200 S.W.  State Road 200. The guest speaker will be John Podkomorski.
The event will be Oct. 18 at 11:30 a.m. A count is needed for the luncheon so please call 352-368-4028.