Upcoming events week of 8-31.2012

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Tuesday, Sept. 3

Order of the Purple Heart meets

The Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 466 Of Ocala, will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 3, at the Ocala Elks Lodge, 702 N.E. 25th  Ave., at 11 a.m. for all members.

New members or interested members can meet the commander and the adjutant at 10:30 a.m. for orientation and signing up .Please bring your DD214 and any other necessary documentation for  membership along with enough money for a delicious lunch which will be served around 12:30 p.m. Wives are also invited to the meetings.

For more information, call Commander James A. Curley Sr. at 352-817-1654.

Wednesday, Sept. 5

Fun, fellowship at Ocala West

Plans are being made to enhance the Wednesday activities beginning Sept. 5. Activities will include enrichment activities for children Pre-K to 8th grade with an open library, enhancement of math and reading skills; homework assistance, games, creative activities, and special sessions monthly.

The schedule includes:

3 to 4:45, enrichment activities for children (Pre-K through 8th grade)

4 to 5, adult study.

4:45 to 5:30, music (Pre-K through 8th grade).

5 to 6, dinner.

6 to7, something for everyone (Kids for Christ, youth group, Bible study, discussion groups, etc.

7:15, Wednesday night prayer service.

On the fifth Wednesday of the month there will be a pot luck dinner and special entertainment.

The public is invited.

Flag football at Joy Lutheran

Believe it or not it is time to get ready for fall football. Registration is now open for all boys and girls from kindergarten through 6th grade, of Marion County and Ocala, for Upward Flag Football or Cheerleading.

Registration may be called in or dropped off at the church office between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, Sept. 5 through Sept. 8. The cost is $65 for football and includes a jersey, belt and flags, car magnet and end-of-season award. Cheerleading costs $65 and includes a uniform, megaphone, poms, hair ribbon, car magnet and end-of-season reward. Football shorts and cheerleading turtle necks are optional. Cleats are recommended. Scholarships are available.

Practice begins Tuesday, Sept. 18 and the first game is Saturday, Sept. 22 at Joy Lutheran Church Hope Field.

Upward is a nondenominational Christian sports ministry where every child plays, learns and is a winner. So come on out and join the fun. Volunteers are needed to help coach, referee, assist, time keep and work with the participants in either football or cheerleading.

For more information contact Pastor Ed Holloway, 352-854-4509 ext. 223.

Joy Lutheran Church is at 7045 SW 83rd Place at SR 200, Ocala.

Thursday, Sept. 6

WOW Singles to meet

WOW Singles will meet at the following locations. No dues. Please call after 10 a.m.: 352-237-5842 or 352-861-9487 for more info.

Sept. 6, 12:30 p.m., Ruby Tuesday, 3500 College Road.

Sept. 20, 4 p.m., BoneFish Grill, 4701 S.W. College Road.

Friday, Sept. 7

Back-to-back Randy Stanley

Randy Stanley’s brand of singing and karaoke will entertain at the West Marion Moose Lodge on Sept. 7 and 8 from 6 to 10 p.m.

There is music, food, dancing and a lot of laughter when Randy sings the songs  “he wrote in 1938” and has others join him in a fun filled show.
For information call 352-854-2200.

Saturday, Sept. 8

Methodist Men to serve breakfast

The Methodist Men will serve their famous and delicious all-can-you-eat breakfast on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.

A complete menu with a wide variety of breakfast fare is offered for $5.

Ocala West United Methodist Church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. in Ocala. Look for the signs.

Make plans now to bring your friends and attend. All proceeds help fund a variety of local charities.

Movie in the Park in Dunnellon

Greenlight Dunnellon Communications presents free Movies In The Park, “How To Train Your Dragon,” at Ernie Mills Park on Bostick Street. The park opens at 8 p.m., movie starts at dark approximately 8:30 p.m. Concessions are available for sale. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. For more information, call 352-533-5034.

Stamp coin show at Circle Square

The Florida Stamp Dealers Association and the General Francis Marion Stamp Club will host its annual Stamp and Coin Show on Saturday, Sept. 8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Sept 9, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Circle Square Cultural Center, On Top of the World.

This is the first year the show will include coins for collectors as well as stamps. Dealers will be available to buy, sell and appraise stamps, covers, coins and paper money.

Members of the Stamp club will be on hand to explain the benefits of joining the club.

A youth table area will allow youngsters the opportunity to collect free stamps and collected information for junior collectors.

Circle Square Cultural Center is at 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala.

The General Francis Marion Stamp Club meets at 1 p.m. to buy, sell and trade on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Bank of the Ozarks, 8375 S.W. State Road 200 and doors open at noon.

The club meets the second Wednesday of each month at the Queen of Peace Catholic Church Library, 6455 S.W. State Road 200, starting at 7 p.m.

For more information on the club, collectors can contact ocalagfmstampclub.com.

For additional information on the show call 727-364-6897.

Sunday, Sept. 9

Music for Four Flutes planned

The first Sunday Afternoon Arts at Countryside will take place on Sunday,

Sept. 9 at 3 p.m. in the sanctuary of Countryside Presbyterian Church,

7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala.

Sarah Satterfield, Professor of Music/Flute at the College of Central Florida, and John T. Lowe, pianist will present “Music for Four Flutes”.  The program will showcase four members of the flute family, the piccolo, C flute, alto flute and bass flute. Dr. Satterfield will perform significant compositions comprising the repertoire of each instrument on the program and will also explain the history of  each work as well as the instrument played.

Dr. Sutterfield received a PhD in Music History and Literature and a MM in flute Performance. She lectures throughout the Southeast, specializing in American music of the 20th century.  She regularly performs flute and directs the Patriot Pipers, a flute ensemble at CF.

Dr. John T. Lowe received a Doctor of Music degree in Organ Performance and

Church Music from Indiana University. He is presently Director of Music and

Organist at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Gainesville. Previous to that, he was Director of Music at the First United Methodist Church in Ocala. Dr. Lowe has performed recitals extensively both in the U.S. and internationally.

Indoor picnic potluck luncheon

Christ's Church of Marion County will hold its monthly potluck lunch, celebrating an "Indoor Picnic", following the 10:30 a.m. worship service. The public is invited.

Christ's Church is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala. For further information call 352-861-6182 or contact http://www.ccomc.org/.

Senator’s wife to speak

Marion County Democrats announce that Grace Nelson, wife of Florida Senator Bill Nelson, will be principal speaker at  the fourth annual “Proud to be a Democrat” Gala at the Ocala  Hilton on  Sunday, Sept. 9, from 5 to 9 p.m.  Women in the community who have made distinguished contributions to our civic life will also be honored, according to State Committeewoman Joyce Blake.

Tickets are $50 each and may be obtained either through the website www.mariondems.org or by visiting the new party headquarters at 601 S.W. First Ave. between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. in Saturdays.  The telephone number is 352-402-9494.

Sunday Sampler Concert Series opens

The Sunday Sampler Concert Series opens a new season Sept. 9, at 2:30 p.m. at the historic Dunnellon Depot, 12161 S. Williams Street 34431.

“Jon Semmes and the Florida Friends” will begin the series. Well known in the area as “Captain Jon” of Singing River tours, Jon sings lead vocals and plays a mean guitar. The band includes Ingrid Ellis on flute and backup vocals, Pete Price on bass guitar and vocals, and Pete Hennings on fiddle, mandolin, guitar, drum and wash board.

The group’s original songs include “Florida Man” and “Big Bass Moon” by Mem Semmes, and “In the Family” and “I’ve Got Enough” by Pete Price. Other favorites by Florida artists are “Aint Florida Neat,” “Paw Prints in the Sand,” and “Winnebago.” Besides original songs, the group features classic country, soft rock and folk.

These seasoned musicians combine their considerable musical talents to bring close harmonies and crisp arrangements along with flawless vocals that leave you wanting more. Be prepared for a Sunday afternoon treat!

Free refreshments are served at the break. Program lasts until 4:45 p.m. Donation at the door is $10. Funds support artists who educate citizens about Florida through music. For information, contact

 jon_semmes@yahoo.com or 352-465-0452.

Post-polio support group to meet

The North Central Post-Polio Support Group will present the Program: “The Link Between Polio and Diabetes“, on Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. at the Collins Health Resource Center, 9401 S.W. State Road 200, Building 300, Suite 303, Ocala.

The speaker will be Bruce Wolosky, DPM, PA. Dr. Wolosky, an avid researcher, always manages to have numerous new points of interest when he speaks. Contact Carolyn at 352-489-1731 for information.

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