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Upcoming events 08-09-2017

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Sunday, Aug. 13

German American Club of Marion County

Celebrating its 20th year, the German American Club of Marion County will hold an anniversary dinner/dance on Sunday, Aug. 13, at noon at the Marion Oaks Community Center. Dinner will be served at 1 p.m. and includes pork schnitzel, mashed potatoes, gravy and green beans. Please bring your own beverage. Music will be provided by Melotones Polka Band. Semi-formal attire is requested. Tickets are $20 per member or $25 per non-member and may be purchased by calling Mary Wisecup at (352) 789-6499.

Wednesday, Aug. 16

Senior Leadership Summit

Master the Possibilities teams with Marion Senior Services present Communities for a Lifetime: A Senior Leadership Summit on Aug. 16, noon to 4:30 p.m., in Circle Square Cultural Center at 8395 SW 80th St., Ocala.

Luncheon keynote speaker Richard Prudom, Deputy Secretary and Chief of Staff for Florida Department of Elder Affairs, highlights a statewide program, Communities for a Lifetime. The program helps cities, towns, and counties identify needed improvements in housing, transportation, fall prevention, elder safety and security needed to allow residents to age in place. Other featured speakers include Kenneth Colen, On Top of the World; Jennifer Martinez, Marion Senior Services; Dr. Picky Pares, Life Care Center; Tony Miller, Angels Care Home Health; Cammy Dennis, The Ranch Spa and Fitness Center; and Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods.

The conference brings together community leaders, existing resource providers and Marion County residents to share resources, innovative ideas and assistance to make communities safe and nurturing places, especially for older adults. After the lunchtime presentation, attendees select two of six breakout workshops followed by a closing round table discussion to conduct action planning. Resource tables and handouts share tips and tools for building more livable communities.

Registration is $15, including a sandwich lunch. Master the Possibilities members receive a $5 discount. For more information or to register call (352) 861-9751 or visit online at http://masterthepossibilities.org/.

Saturday, Aug. 19

Haitian American meeting

We would like to invite you all to our monthly meeting which will take place on Aug. 19 at 2 p.m. at the Freedom Public Library, 5870 SW 95th St., Ocala.

In that meeting, we will have the opportunity to have a guest speaker, Patricia Golden, a Realtor, who will conduct a seminar on “Housing Fair.” Mrs. Golden will be talking about buyers and credit education. She’ll discuss the following subjects:

No Money Down

Closing Cost Paid By Lender

No Credit Score Needed

And so much more.

For more information about the The Haitian-American Community Alliance, Inc. (T.H.A.C.A.), please call Noel St. Louis at 267-255-1424 or Marie Constant at 917-482-6531.

Sunday, Aug. 20

Jazz Society to perform

The Ocala Jazz Society invites you to join them on Sunday, Aug. 20, from 2 to 5 p.m. for its monthly performance of Swing, Big Band, Dixieland, 50s and all your favorites.

We look forward to seeing you at the smoke free VFW Post 4781, 9401 SW 110th St., across from Oak Run. The band performs on the third Sunday of each month. A $3 donation for Hospice is appreciated. For info: 352-237-0234, ocalajazzsociety@yahoo.com

Monday, Aug. 21

Legion post to meet

American Legion Post 354, Ocala will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Aug. 21 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Southwest District Sheriff’s Office, Auxiliary Room, 9048 State Road 200, Ocala at the right side of Building.

Please arrive by 12:45 to enjoy coffee, cake and doughnuts. All branches of military newspapers will be available for attendee

A speaker from Fisher House Foundation will be speaking about “Helping Families and Veterans.”

Also, there will be a 50/50 drawing and free drawings for local merchant gifts.

Tuesday, Aug. 22

Ocala arts workshop

A workshop session with Ocala City Council will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 22. During this workshop, City staff will provide an update on the Tuscawilla Cultural Arts Plan, the local results of the Arts and Economic Prosperity Study, and information regarding the upcoming Community Cultural Arts Plan development. This workshop is open to the public and will begin promptly at 11:30 a.m. in Council Chambers on the 2nd floor of City Hall located at 110 SE Watula Ave.

For more information, contact the City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department at 352-368-5517.

Saturday, Aug. 26

Forever Young information Expo

“Mini-Seminars”, of interest to those in the ‘50+ Age Group’, with topics including ‘Estate Planning 101’ scheduled each hour. Begin with a free breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Full schedule available on ccomc.org/forever-young. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Christ’s Church of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off of SR 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or www.ccomc.org.

Tuesday, Aug. 29

Breast Cancer Support Group

The SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Breast Cancer Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. at Ocala West UMC, 9330 SW 105th St., in the Chapel, Room 235.

Our meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 29th will be an informal open discussion meeting and information exchange. Come with any new information you can share with the group that might benefit us all. For more information call Gail Tirpak, 352-291-6904.

Thursday, Aug. 31

Careers and Colleges Expo

Marion County Public Schools and the College of Central Florida present Careers and Colleges Expo 2017 on Thursday, Aug. 31, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The event, sponsored by counselors at all Marion County public high schools and CF, takes place in a new location this year – the gymnasium at West Port High School, at 3733 SW 80th Ave. in Ocala.

Representatives from more than 80 educational institutions, businesses, professional and government organizations, and the military will be on-hand, sharing valuable information with all area high school students and their families.

College-bound students, as well as those interested in career exploration, will find valuable information at the Expo.

The public is invited to attend the free event.

For more information, contact Amanda Steckman at 352.671.7513 or Amanda.Steckman@marion.k12.fl.us.

Friday, Sept. 1

Bowling league forming

We are recruiting bowlers for our Queen of Peace Bowling League at the Galaxy West Bowling Center for our next season. The center is at the intersection of Easy Street and 17th Street. The new season will start on Friday, Sept .8th at noon, with practice starting 10 minutes earlier, then progressing for 30 weeks with four major holiday weekends off.

This is an open league, not church oriented. We welcome all interested bowlers, to join us for a great time. Regular bowlers / teams of four or substitutes in any mix of M/F with handicaps to equalize bowlers and teams, after establishing their average on the first day of bowling. Contacts are listed below.

If you can, please attend our kickoff meeting for team formation, on Friday, Sept. 1st at noon, in the Center meeting room. The alley will be allowing some practice warmup games after the meeting for prospective bowlers.

Contacts: President: John Levandowski, H: 352-291-8766, C: 609-864-5424.

Vice Pres.: Barbara Songer, 352-291-8766.

Sec’y./Treas.: Peggy Davis, 804-731-7987.

Galaxy West Lanes: 352-732-0300.

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Saturday, Sept. 2

Yoga in Sholom Park

Yoga in Sholom Park begins promptly at 9 a.m. Enjoy the serenity of the peace park.

For more information, call Ingrid at 854-7950.

Wednesday. Sept. 6

Free classes to learn English

College Road Baptist Church, 5010 SW College Road, Ocala, once again is offering classes beginning Sept. 6, for adults to learn English every Wednesday at 6 p,m. This is the 14th year classes have been offered.

Nursery, children, teen activities, adult bible study and assistance in applying and studying for the Citizenship test are also available during the same time. Child care is provided. All activities are free and everyone is welcome. For more information call (352) 854-6981.

Saturday, Sept. 16

DAR chapter to meet

The Rainbow River Chapter DAR will meet on Saturday, Sept. 16, gathering 9 a.m., meeting 9:30 to 11 a.m. The meeting is now held in the Sheriff’s building at 9048 SW State Road 200 with access on right side of the building. This will be our first meeting for the new year and is Constitution Week. Come and join your Sisters to start the new year off with a big bang.

Remember you can pay your annual dues at this meeting. For more information contact Regent Pat Bevis at bevis.pat@gmail.com or 352-867-0764.

Sunday, Oct. 15

Fun at Sholom Park

This October, Sholom Park continues its Fun at the Park tradition by hosting a Sunday afternoon of live music, food trucks, and family entertainment on Oct. 15, from 1-4 p.m. Admission is free and all are invited.

Time: 1-4 p.m.

Admission free. Donations are accepted.

Location: Sholom Park, 7110 SW 80th Ave.

info@sholompark.org (352) 873-0848, Ext. 7650 www.sholompark.org

A limited number of sponsors will be selected to help offset event costs. Interested sponsors should contact Sholom Park: info@sholompark.org.

Sholom Park’s mission is to provide a place where the pursuit of inner peace and learning may be enhanced and enjoyed.

Guests are invited to experience a true feeling of serenity, contentment, joy and inner peace. Reflection is invited.

Sholom Park seeks to become a model of land stewardship and the preservation of open space for education and public enjoyment.

Sholom Park is open 365 days of the year, with gates open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. during daylight saving time and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. the rest of the year. Admission is complimentary; donations are accepted.

Ongoing

Master Choir Members sought

The Central Florida Master Choir is seeking new members. Tuesday evening rehearsals start Tuesday, Sept. 5.

To schedule an audition, call 615-7677. For general information, visit www.cfmasterchoir.org.