Upcoming events weekd of 3-9-2012

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Saturday, March 10

Chili supper and bake sale

Sister Concepta, who founded and oversees Brother Keeper’s Soup Kitchen in Ocala is sponsoring the 5th annual Chili Supper and bake sale on March 10 at Blessed Trinity Church.
This is a change of date, which was originally Feb. 18.
The event will have both red and white chili and will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. at the parish hall, 5 S.E. 17th St.
 Adults are $6 and children $3.
For information call 352-867-9860.

Women’s Spring Break

Take a break with the Women’s Ministries of Christ’s Church of Marion County on Saturday, March 10 at 9 a.m. and enjoy guest speaker Gaye Martin. Gaye’s topics will include ”Some Have It - Some Don’t,” “Significant Signatures” and “Running the Race.” The day will include a continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack. A love offering will be taken.
For additional information contact Sharon Lombardo, 352-307-5101 or info@ccomc.org. Christ’s Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St., off State Road 200, Ocala.
Phone 352-861-6182, website is www.ccomc.org.

Methodist Men serve breakfast

The Methodist Men will serve their famous and delicious all-can-you-eat breakfast on Saturday, March 10 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
A complete menu with a wide variety of breakfast fare is offered for $5.
The Methodist Women will conduct a bake sale and the Stitch Sister’s Craft Sale during the breakfast hours.
Ocala West United Methodist Church - 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala – Look for the signs.
Make plans now to bring your friends and attend. All proceeds help fund a variety of local charities.

Sunday, March 11

Youth Symphony recital

The Ocala Youth Symphony is presenting a recital at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 11, at First Christian Church, 1908 S.E. Fort King St. in Ocala. Come and enjoy the musical presentations of these amazing musicians ranging in age from 8 to 18. Works selected range from the classics to contemporary, something for everyone’s musical taste. All concerts are free and open to the public. Bring a friend! For information call 352-873-6738.

Mezzo-soprano and pianist to perform

The next Sunday Afternoon Arts at Countryside will take place on Sunday, March 11 at 3 p.m. in the sanctuary of Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. Highway 200, Ocala.
Megan Thompson, mezzo-soprano, and Donna Topp, pianist, will present “Our Nation’s Story: A Musical Review.” They will perform works by popular American composers including Gershwin, Bernstein, Joplin, Barber and Weill as well as Broadway and Disney favorites. The diversity of the music guarantees something for everyone.
Megan Thompson graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Music from Stetson University. While there she performed in several operas, competitions and solo recitals. She has appeared in many Ocala Civic Theatre productions including “The Mikado.” She is a soloist with the Central Florida Master Choir.
Donna Dantz Topp graduated Cum Laude in music and psychology from Heidelberg University. She received her Master’s from the State University of New York with further piano studies at the Eastman School of Music, Roberts Wesleyan College and Columbia University.
The public is invited. Admission is free but donations will be appreciated.
For further information, call the church office at 352-237-4633.