PACOR fall musical comedy
The Performing Arts Company of Oak Run (PACOR) proudly presents an original musical comedy, “Mr. Potts Bites the Dust,” written by Dick Caza. Music and lyrics are composed by Marci Hutto.
The show has been in rehearsals for several weeks. Every cast member continues to build on their character, bringing this production to life. One example of many is the maid, Lilly, played by Sherry Jacobs. With her cockney accent, wit, and natural humor, she will surely delight the audience. Mr. Potts, played by Jeff Kines, is convincing in his role of a very frustrated “Lord of the Estate.”
Tickets will be available on these dates at the Orchid Club: Saturday Sept. 10 (9-10:30); Saturday Sept. 24 (8-10); Saturday Oct. 1 (8-10); Saturday Oct. 8 (8-10); and Saturday Oct. 15 (8-10).
Dinner theater tickets are $32; reserved tickets are $10; general admission tickets are $8.
For more information, call Mary Young at 631-355-5998. We hope to see you in attendance at one of our performances. Come support your friends and neighbors in all their efforts.
New England Club game night
Our next event is a game night scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 22, at 6:00 p.m. at the Orchid Club Auditorium. Ticket sales are Monday, Sept. 12, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Orchid Club.
Game night trivia sheets will be on tables when you arrive. After dinner, there will be a scavenger hunt. Bring a large purse or bag full of things we may ask if you have – one sock, a pen, and toothpaste are examples; use your imaginations. Also, we will play a few games of bingo.
Food is Italian night with your choice of lasagna, cheese ziti, or fettuccine alfredo. Salad and breadsticks and dessert will be provided.
Cost for the event will be $15.00 for members and $18.00 for guests.
We have nominations for officers for next year coming up very soon. We will need a new slate of officers for next year. I (Helen Routte, president), along with at least one other officer will not be returning next year.
Looking forward to seeing everyone on Sept. 12 for ticket sales and on the Sept. 22 game night.
For any questions, please call Helen Routte at 352-237-0502.
ACOR annual business meeting
Hello, artists! Arts Club of Oak Run (ACOR) has scheduled to have its annual business meeting at the Palm Grove Facility on Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
At 10:00, we will have light refreshments and socializing. At 10:30, we will have the general meeting and discussion concerning our plans for the 2022-23 club year as we hopefully return to the Island Club.
Looking forward to seeing you there. We have a lot to discuss, and we really need your input.
Until then, stay creative!
If you are new to Oak Run and would like to join us, contact Dori Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Oak Run Library book sale
The monthly book sale will be held concurrently with the Donut Drop-in on Saturday, Sept. 10.
Hardback and trade back books will be $1.00, paperbacks 25 cents, and puzzles and DVDs 50 cents.
Please support the library in its ability to purchase new books.
The library will be closed on Monday, Sept. 5, in observance of Labor Day.
Travelers of Oak Run
Remember that there will be a trip ticket sale at the Donut Drop-in on Sept, 10.
1. There is a trip to Jacksonville on Dec. 7 where we will enjoy a meal at the Terra Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse and then onto Sweet Pete’s Candy Mansion.
2. We are traveling to the Gaylord Palms and to the town of Celebration on Dec. 15. Check the Traveler’s bulletin board to see the details. The highlight is to see the 20,000 sq. ft. of exotic hand-carved sculptures. Afterward, we will go to the town of Celebration where they have many shops and Christmas lights.
Computer Technology Club
The Computer Technology Club meets on Sept. 21 at 9 a.m. in the Orchid Club.
Alan Marcus will present “Creating video keepsakes from your photos.” Learn how to transfer photos from your cell phone to your computer. The transferred photos will be used to create a video that can include slide titles, narration and/or music. The video can be copied to a flash drive for distribution to others.
The club meets the 3rd Wed of each month with any changes always posted on Channel 12 and our website: orcomputerclub.blogspot.com.
Dues are $10 pp or $15 per family. Visitors are welcome to attend a meeting.
For any computer problems/concerns, please contact Bob Kenlay 704-964-3608 and for any questions about the club, call Alan Marcus 861-6977.
Extra, extra! Read all about it! We’ll have TWO chair classes in September thanks to ORCA:
Sept. 15 at 8 a.m. and Sept. 28 at 10:30 a.m., both in the Palm Grove Auditorium.
All classes are free. Bring a mat or beach towel.
Royal Oaks Lady Niners
Low Net was the game on Thursday, Sept. 1.
Sandy Arbuckle was the winner. Sue Olmos was second; Janet Tully third, and Nancy Hersey fourth.
Nancy Hersey made a chip-in for a birdie on hole 1. Sandy Arbuckle had a chip-in on hole 5. Maureen Edwards had a chip-in on hole 6.
Royal Oaks Women’s 18-Holf Golf League
ROWGO welcomed a new member, Connie Edelen, to the 18-Hole Golf League.
Red, White and Blue was the game on Sept. 6. Elaine Rotker was the winner in the first group, and Connie Edelen and Nancy Hersey tied for second.
Mary Stimson was first and Carol Clark second in the second group.
Joan O’Brien was first and Chris Orndorff second in the third group.
Nancy Hersey was closest to the pin.
All Oak Run Ladies are welcome.
Luncheon at Oak Room Bar and Grill on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 11:30 a.m. RSVP by Sept. 13. Call Annmarie at 352-237-9838.
Monthly meetings resume on Sept. 25, the last Sunday of the month, at 2:00 p.m. at Orchid Club Card Room. For general information, call Patricia at 352-445-7428.
Day trip to 2:30 p.m. Matinee on Sunday, Dec. 11, to Orange Blossom Opry Country Christmas Show in Weirsdale, starring Vern and Zeke, who are also comedians and with the OBO Band. $33.00 per person to be paid by Sept. 25 meeting. Contact Joyce at (352) 362-5509 or (352) 873-7871 for more info.
Do You Remember?
Tune in to Len Teitler’s “Do You Remember,” featuring the Aug. 13 “Showcase of Stars” event in Oak Run. The program follows FYI daily at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Channel 12 from Sept. 9 to Sept. 23.
Table Tennis Club
C’mon and join the fun! New members are welcome!
Whether a novice or experienced, the Oak Run Table Tennis (ping pong) Club provides a fun and friendly playing environment. We provide the balls and paddle (if you don’t own one).
Check us out at the Orchid Club. The hours listed below are subject to change. Please check the ORHA Events Schedule or call us for current times. Thank you.
Schedule: Monday 1-3 p.m.; Wednesday 12:30-3 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m.–1 p.m.; Sunday 6-9 p.m.
Any questions or concerns contact: Paul Pickard: 585-703-1640 (please leave a voicemail or text me).
Veterans & Patriots Club Sept. 11 event
Oak Runners, please join us at the Orchid Club on Sunday, Sept. 11, 5-9 p.m. for an evening of remembrance and celebration!
Doors open at 5 p.m.; please feel free to bring your own food and drinks!
The Ceremony of Remembrance will commence promptly at 5:30 p.m.
Guest speaker Chaplin Janet Horton had “boots on the ground” at the Pentagon when the terrorists attacked In 2001.
In reverent silence, we will observe “Six Moments to Remember” honoring the fallen veterans, patriots and first responders that lost their lives that fateful September day.
At 6 p.m., our very own DJ Tim will kick off our celebration of life – let the dancing begin!
We’ll end the evening with a 50/50 drawing – you must be present to win!
For more information or to RSVP, contact Damian Romano at (352) 854-4840.
Oak Run Garden Club
Oak Run Garden Club field trip Wednesday, Sept. 21. We will be given a private tour of the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Services (UF/FAS) of Marion County.
This tour will be limited to members that signed up at our meeting. Please meet at Palm Grove at 8:00 a.m.; we leave at 8:15 a.m. Carpooling may be available, it’s up to each individual driver.
All Oak Run residents are invited to our meetings. Come and meet others interested in gardening. Watch Channel 12 and the Oak Run Newsletter for more information.
Several emails are still being returned as incorrect addresses – please, if you are not receiving emails, check to see if there are any errors on our list.
For more information, contact VP Judy at (413) 348-7140.
The horseshoe league will begin play the week of Sept. 12, and we are looking for players for the Wednesday 10:00 a.m. time slot.
Dues are $6, and we play for 22 weeks, with a final tournament open to all dues-paying members.
There is one opening for Friday at 1:00 p.m.; any interested parties can contact Greg Wesson at 863-513-4382.
Oak Run Singles Club
Our annual picnic will be on Thursday, Sept. 22, at noon at Liberty Park.
Please call Lynn or Debi with your choice of hot dog or hamburgers.
Cost will be $2.00 pp which you can pay at the park.
Everyone is asked to bring a side dish to share.
Oak Run Irish, New York clubs fall gathering
The Irish Club and New York Club will be joining hands to present a fall dance on Thursday, Sept. 15, from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at Palm Grove. Doors open at 5:00 p.m.
Our DJ/Entertainer for the evening is Roger Carrier.
Back by popular demand, this event will again feature a “bring-your-own” dinner: Bring your own food choices or share at your assigned table. We will leave those choices to you.
As always, BYOB!
Door prizes and 50/50 available.
Tickets: $5 for members of either club, and $8 for guests.
Ticket sales: Thursday, Sept. 1, in the Orchid Club card room, 9-11 a.m.
Because this is not a catered event, tickets will be available until Monday, Sept 12.
Call Ann at 606-776-4785. For more information, call Steve at 352-861-1223.
Ballroom Dance Club event
The Oak Run Ballroom Dance Club will host a Great Gatsby/Roaring 20s dance Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Palm Grove from 6-10 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m., and dancing is from 7-10 p.m.
The meal will be catered by Royal Oaks: slow-roasted loin of pork, honey-crusted cod, au gratin potatoes, baked zucchini medley, apple pie and coffee – BYOB.
Music is provided by The Keichers.
Tickets are $20 per member and $30 per guest. Tickets will be available at the Palm Grove on Sunday afternoons from 2-4 during our dance practice. Please make checks payable to: OAK RUN BALLROOM DANCE CLUB.
For more information, contact Michele Wehner at 352-362-0250, or, to purchase tickets, Laurence Bridge at 352-854-1037.
Oak Run Democratic Club (ORDC)
Both Marion County School board member Eric Cummings and Democratic candidate to the US Congress, Florida District 3, Danielle Hawk, thanked the ORDC for its efforts to support them during their recent successful primary election campaigns. Both spoke during the pre-primary August club general meeting. And, the ORDC supported them through other efforts with the Marion County Democrats.
The next ORDC general meeting is 7:00 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Orchid Clubhouse. Scheduled speakers are Wesley Wilcox, Marion County Supervisor of Elections and Brian Donnelly, write-in candidate for county commissioner. Mr. Wilcox has spoken before the group previously. He offers a well-rounded, non-partisan discussion of the operations of elections within Marion County and Florida.
For the group’s Oct. 20 meeting, the ORDC will welcome Naomi Blemur, candidate for Florida Agriculture Commissioner. As with other presenters in the past, her presentation should include both prepared comments and responses to questions from the floor.
All Democrats and non-affiliated neighbors are encouraged to attend the club’s monthly meetings. If you are a progressive and want to meet like-minded neighbors in a welcoming environment, please come.
Although not required, if a visitor wants to become a club member, annual dues are presently $5.00.
For further information, contact club President Linda Chitwood, email@example.com, and visit the ORDC’s voting precinct oriented website: https://precinct4120a.communitysite.com
Suddenly One is a support group for Oak Run residents who have lost a spouse or partner unexpectedly or who have a loved one in hospice or terminal care. The group meets on the 2nd second Friday of each month at 10:30 in the Card Room of the Orchid Club. The next meeting is Sept. 9.
The group also meets for a social lunch the 4th Friday of each month at 11:30 in the Oak Room Grill. The next will be on Sept. 23.
Please contact Shelley to reserve a space.
For more information, please contact Shelley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 210-410-0090 or visit www.suddenlyone.com.
Oak Run Acoustic Jam Club
The Acoustic Jam Club meets each Thursday, 3-5 p.m., at Oak Run’s Orchid Club. 6-10 players normally show up for each session. New members are always welcome. And, there are no dues.
All that is asked is that a person have some ability singing and/or playing an acoustic instrument, whether guitar, banjo, mandolin, various percussion instruments, etc.
The basic structure is that for the first three Thursdays of each month, a set group of songs are performed. This provides the ability to sing and/or play with the entire group. The last hour of those days are open to group play that is not part of the prescribed set.
The fourth Thursday allows for individual choice to play either solo or with backup by those others sitting in.
For the fixed monthly set, copies of lyrics and chords are usually available to new attendees. For more information contact Irv Becker at email@example.com or at 816-809-7668.
Oak Room Bar & Grill
Friday, Sept. 9: outdoor dance party at Bella Cucina – bring your chairs and enjoy free entertainment (pulled pork, hot dogs, beer and wine available); no coolers allowed.
Saturday, Sept. 10: Steak Night, 4-8 p.m. Your choice of filet or ribeye, baked potato, vegetable, salad, rolls and butter, dessert and a glass of wine, for $29.99.
Thursday, Sept. 15: Karaoke sponsored by Tammi Cacciatore Gottfried & Tom Reeves, from 5-8 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 21: Burger & Wing Night, 4-8 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 23: Good Time Hour with comedian Greg Thompson; dinner starts from 4-6 p.m., and the show will start at 6-7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 24: Steak Night, 4-8 p.m. Your choice of filet or ribeye, baked potato, vegetable, salad, rolls and butter, dessert and a glass of wine, for $29.99.
Tuesday, Sept. 27: Trivia Night – join the fun!