Oak Run Upstate New York Club presents Oktoberfest
The Upstate New York Club is hosting the 2022 Oktoberfest on Monday, Oct. 24, from 5 to 9:15 p.m. at the Palm Grove, complete with real German food, great dancing, and beer drinking music.
The community celebration will feature a catered meal of German beer brats, sauerbraten, spaetzle, German potato salad and sauerkraut. And cake for dessert!
Music will feature the Alpine Express, a Bavarian band from Orlando. The musical selections will include polkas and German drinking songs.
The food, music, and great crowd will make this a can’t-miss event!
This will be a bring-your-own beverage event, and all beverages are welcome, of course. If you wish to come “in character,” the ABC store on FL-200 offers all sorts of German-type beers such as Erdinger, Paulaner, or Tucher in either Hefe Weizen (wheat) or Dunkel (dark) beers. Stock up early.
Wear a dirndl, lederhosen, or a printed T-shirt.
Tickets will be available in the Orchid Club on Monday, Oct. 3, from 9 to 11 a.m., and Saturday, Oct. 8, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Donut Drop-In for $22 per member; $27 for guests. A great deal for a good night’s entertainment.
PACOR fall show this week
It’s finally here! “Mr. Potts Bites the Dust” is hitting the Palm Grove Auditorium stage this weekend! It’s not too late to see this production if you would like to, as tickets for the 7 p.m. Saturday night performance (Oct. 22) and 2 p.m. Sunday matinee (Oct. 23) are available at the door. Preferred seating ones are $10 and general admission ones are $8.
PACOR would like to take this time to thank all our supporters, including those who placed ads in the playbill, patrons who supported us through their ticket purchases and attendance, and all who provided support in any other way. Without you, this production would not have been possible. A huge “thank you” from the cast and crew of “Mr. Potts Bites the Dust” and our PACOR members.
Stay tuned for the announcement of our spring production in the near future.
Oak Run Health Fair
Mark your calendars today! All Oak Run residents are invited to stop by at the Oak Run Health Fair 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Palm Grove auditorium.
The fair will feature over 40 healthcare providers providing new information about their services. Take time to meet and greet the local representatives who will answer your questions about everything from rehab and caregiving to safety at home to many other services. You’ll be surprised at how many options you have, should the need arise.
Yes, it’s free admission.
See you there!
For more, contact Francine Wolff (firstname.lastname@example.org). This event is brought to you by your Homeowners Association (ORHA).
Oak Run Library
The Oak Run library has the following new, regular print book: “The Winners” by Fredrick Backman
The library is having their Annual Holiday Basket Raffle. Tickets are available for purchase for $1 each, or 10 for $5, in the library during regular working hours. Basket donations are also welcome and will be accepted until Nov. 28.
Upper Midwest Club fall cabaret
The Oak Run Upper Midwest Club presents its fall cabaret 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the Palm Grove Club
Entertainment will be provided by Macey Mac, “The little girl with the big voice.” Macey has appeared on Season 13 of “America’s Got Talent,” receiving huge accolades from judge Simon Cowell. She has also performed at Lake Weir’s Orange Blossom Opry.
Come and enjoy a fabulous night of entertainment that also includes a delicious pasta dinner provided by the Olive Garden, with three choices of sauces and meatballs, sausage or chicken, fresh salad, and breadsticks. Dessert will also be included. BYOB.
Tickets go on sale 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 29 at the Orchid Club.
Admission is $19 for members and $21 for guests.
Our Christmas Gala, with entertainment and dancing by Treasure, is on Dec. 7.
Also: members can pay 2023 dues ($7 per person) anytime between now and Dec. 31. We will have our “dues xox” at ticket sales and at the 50/50 table at upcoming events, or you may drop checks in the white “activities xox” next to the front door at 10590 71st Circle (Eagles Point). Do not leave checks in the cubby. This is for renewals only.
New memberships will take place in January 2023.
Oak Run Community Health Fair
Yes, the Health Fair is back! Mark your calendar today for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Palm Grove Auditorium. All Oak Run residents are welcome!
For over 25 years, the Oak Run Health Fair has provided this important program for our residents at no cost. This year, over 45 tables of Health Care vendors are available for you to visit the representatives from various health services including rehabilitation options, in-home safety, many local organizations and physician’s offices. You can even have your blood pressure checked.
For more, contact Francine Wolff at: email@example.com. This event is brought to you by the Oak Run Homeowners Association.
Annual craft fair at Oak Run
Oak Run’s annual craft fair is Nov. 5 at the Palm Grove Club in the Oak Run community. Doors open at 9 a.m. and close at 1 p.m. No early shopping.
Come see art and craft creations made by our Oak Run residents. Purchase a few items on your holiday gift list.
The public is invited. Entry is allowed at the east entrance off SW 60th Ave.
Travelers of Oak Run
By special request, there will be a stop at the Ikea store during the trip to the Mall at Millenia on Nov. 18. To accommodate those interested, there will be a final ticket sale for this trip at the pancake breakfast on Saturday, Oct. 22. If you are unable to be there for this sale, you can call Della Blanchard at 352-237-6474, until her deadline.
Please refer to the new Winter-Spring 2022/23 Travel Brochure for trips being sold on Friday, Oct 21, and Wednesday, Oct 26. Following each of these sales dates, residents can be added to the waitlist for trips that have sold out.
Oak Run Singles Club
Our meeting on Thursday, Oct. 27, looks to be a busy evening.
We will be electing officers for 2023. If you are interested in running for any office, please contact Deb A., Lynn R., or Joan K.
We will also be celebrating Halloween with a party. Costumes are highly recommended as prizes will be awarded. “Spooky” snacks, “Witch’s Brew” and mulled cider will be available. Feel free to BYOB.
See you at 6:00 p.m.
Annual Hospice Fund-drive
With gusto, I continue this fundraiser in honor of Yogi Andrew Crane, who was passionate about this cause. Oak Runners have been wonderful in supporting Cates/Legacy house for many years. For those new to Oak Run, Cates House is right across the road from the main gate and has served our community with care and compassion for a long time.
All monies collected go directly to Cates House.
For a donation of $18, you will receive an event tee shirt. Please indicate size on the bottom left corner of your check. For $108, you may have a hand-painted stone, personalized to celebrate a loved one’s life or anniversary. You can post-date the check to Nov. 12, however, please get it to me ASAP so you don’t forget.
Make checks to: HOSPICE OF MARION COUNTY, put in my cubby or mailed to 11538 SW 69 Circle, Ocala, FL 34476 (BTG). I will happily pick up your check if you call me at 352-854-7950.
We’ll celebrate our accomplishment with our Hoofin’ it for Hospice walk at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, outside the Palm Grove Auditorium.
I pray that you will support this cause. Andrew was fond of saying, “Please don’t let me beg!”
All details are in the OR Newsletter. Please get your Hospice check to me asap. Thank you. -Ingrid Crane
Royal Oaks Women’s 18-Hole Golf League
Aces Wild was the game on Oct. 18.
Elaine Rotker and Denise Blanchard were first and second, respectively, in the first group.
Chris Lefabvre was first and Donna Gwin was second in the second group.
Bea Terry was first and Lorraine Guay was second in the third group.
Denise Blanchard was closest to the pin.
Royal Oaks Lady Niners
Low Net was the game on Thursday, Oct. 13.
For Flight A, Lorraine Guay was the winner and Salita Timmermeyer was second.
For Flight B, Maureen Edwards was the winner and Janet Tully was second.
Lorraine Guay won the closest to the pin contest on hole 3.
Sue Conner made a chip-in on hole 4.
Congratulations to all!
Do You Remember?
Tune in to Len Teitler’s “Do You Remember?” narrated by Anna Boodee and featuring the Sept. 11 Veterans & Patriots Club special event. The program follows FYI daily from Oct. 21 to Nov. 4.
Italian-Am Christmas gala
The Italian-American Club will be hosting their Christmas dinner/dance 5:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at Palm Grove. Doors open at 5 p.m.
Oak Run Bar & Grill will be catering the event. The menu for the evening will include two entrées: chicken Napa Valley and baked ham with cherry glaze, which also includes salad, rolls, vegetable, dessert, coffee or hot tea.
The entertainment for the evening will be provided by DJ Al Sutphen/Solid Gold, for our listening and dancing pleasure.
Ticket sales will be 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 7, in the card room at the Orchid Club.
The Italian-Am Club will be subsidizing a portion of the total cost of this event as a Christmas gift to all our members. Member’s cost is $20 (Oak Run resident), and guest tickets are $25.
Please note we will not be taking any new memberships until February.
Membership dues will remain at $6 per person.
The gala includes door prizes and 50/50. BYOB!
For more, call Kitti: 262-501-3993.
Fun Club Christmas gala
The Oak Run Ohio-Michigan-Indiana (OMI) Club, aka The Fun Club, hosts a holiday Christmas gala 5 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at the Orchid Club. Price is $11 for members and $22 for guests.
Buffet is catered by Royal Oaks – ham and turkey with trimmings and pumpkin pie (bring your own beverage).
Music is by Fred Campbell. Door prizes and 50/50 included.
Ticket sales are held 8 to 9:30 a.m. Oct. 22 and Nov. 19 during the pancake breakfast at the Orchid Club
At the end of this year, the OMI Club will disband, since we have been unable to obtain new officers. If anyone would like to take over, call Della at 352-237-6474 or Elaine at 352-861-8956.
All Oak Run ladies are welcome.
The monthly luncheon is 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Scrambles Cafe, 3233 SE Maricamp Road, Ocala. RSVP Gloria at 570-606-7107 by Oct. 23.
The monthly meeting is 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, at Orchid Club Card Room.
For general information, call Patricia at 352-445-7428.
Dinner at Oak Room Bar & Grill is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2. Call Pat G. at 352-854-7549.
Computer Technology Club
The Club meets the third Wednesday of the month, with any changes to dates or times posted on channel 12 and our website: orcomputerclub.blogspot.com. Visitors are always welcome to attend a meeting.
Dues are $10 per person or $15 per household. Door prizes and 50/50 drawings are at each meeting.
For any computer issues or problems, contact Bob Kenlay 704-964-3608 and for all other questions contact Alan Marcus 861-6977.
Italian/American Club Italian Heritage Dinner/Dance
The Italian/American Club will be hosting an “Italian-Heritage Dinner/Dance” on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at the Orchid Club from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:00 p.m.
Catering will be provided by Pasta Faire and the menu will be chicken parmesan w/penne pasta, salad, garlic nuggets and cannoli for dessert. Coffee will also be available.
Our entertainment for the evening will be DJ Mark Raisch for your listening and dancing pleasure.
Ticket sales will be in the card room at the Orchid Club, Monday, Oct. 10, from 9 to 11 a.m. Pricing is $22/member (Oak Run residents) or guest $25/person. Please note, there was an incorrect price published in the Oak Run Newsletter. We are sorry for this misprint in the September article, however the correct pricing is as stated above. Thank you for understanding.
Door prizes and 50/50 will be available. BYOB!
For more information, contact Kitti at 262 501-3993.
Our next class this month is Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 10:30 a.m. No worries – we have chairs!
There are still openings for the Wednesday 10:00 a.m. horseshoe league.
If you are a returning snowbird and are interested, you can contact Greg Wesson at 863-513-4382.
We use a 80 percent handicap scoring system with a final tournament open to all dues-paying players.
Republican Club at Oak Run
We are having our next Oak Run Republican Club meeting 2 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at the Palm Grove Auditorium in Oak Run.
Our featured speaker is Professor David Dilley, meteorologist, climatologist and senior research scientist for Global Weather Oscillations (GWO), a company heavily involved in R&D of technology for prediction of natural climate cycles, hurricane landfall cycles and weather cycles. Questions: 1) Is global warming affecting us? 2) Is global warming a recent phenomenon?
Come out and hear from an expert with many years in researching this important issue.
We’ve all received our proposed tax bills. One of the items on the ballot in the Nov. 8 General Election is a continuation of the 1 mil tax for the next four years subsidizing the School Board. Our own Bob Schmidt will address this issue.
Voting is one of our rights as citizens of this great land. General Elections take place on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Mark your calendar! Oak Run had 47 percent of registered voters voting in the Primaries. Even though it was far greater than the rest of Marion County (27%), let’s make it 100 percent in the General Elections!
Come early to partake in 50/50, refreshments, and converse with other members. Paul Pike will not be able to make coffee and drinks due to personal matters. He is willing to train a volunteer(s) at the Oct. 26 meeting. If you are available to volunteer, please contact John Prosch at 507-779-5987 ASAP.
Although they aren’t due until January, we are accepting 2023 membership dues of $7, payable at the front desk when you arrive at the meeting.
Since we are a gated community, only members can invite guests to our meetings. Call Pete Fraleigh at 845-867-6262, if you have any questions.
Oak Run Democratic Club (ORDC)
The ORDC’s 7 p.m. Oct. 20 meeting at Oak Run’s Orchid Club offered Ms Gina Capone the opportunity to speak. She is a “write-in” candidate for Marion county commissioner District 2. All Marion County voters are able to vote on each district representative, even if the voter does not live in District 2 or District 4 (both on November’s ballot). Besides her prepared comments, she was also to be prepared for questions from the club members.
If, as many do, an Oak Run neighbor receives the Oct. 21 Citizen on Oct. 20, that neighbor is welcome to attend. No RSVP is required for the October general meeting.
Besides our speaker, the club meeting will also include ballot issues for those who have yet to vote, and discussion on the upcoming November social meeting, including menu options for that evening’s meal.
The annual November social meeting gives the opportunity to meet with like-minded progressive individuals in the Oak Run community. There is no planned business meeting for November. The gathering will be catered by Sonny’s BBQ; estimated cost per person is $19. This event will be 7 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Orchid Club. These social gatherings have proven to be popular.
The ORDC is a progressive-oriented group within Oak Run. It welcomes all Democrats and non-party affiliated neighbors who want to get together in a friendly environment. The club continues to grow thanks to publicity, the club’s outreach program to new Oak Run neighbors and the precinct election oriented website, managed by members of the club: https://precinct4120a.communitysite.com
Club membership is not required to attend ORDC meetings, but if an individual wishes to join, the club annual dues are $7.
For further information, contact interim club president Gary Greene at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. 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).
Weekly Pilates class
A Pilates class is held Tuesdays at 8 a.m. at Palm Grove Fitness Center with a certified instructor. There is a fee for this class.
Pilates is an innovative and safe system of exercise using a floor mat or a variety of equipment. The focus of Pilates is the development of a strong “core.” The core consists of the deep abdominal muscles along with the muscles closest to the spine. Pilates elongates and strengthens, improving muscle elasticity and joint mobility.
Any questions email Bonnie at email@example.com.
Oak Room Bar & Grill specialty nights
Saturday, Oct. 22 – steak night, 4-8 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 23 – golf tournament and lunch; sign up in Pro Shop
Tuesday, Oct. 25 – trivia and dinner, 4-6 p.m.; game starts at 6
Wednesday, Oct. 26 – burger and wing night, 4-8 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 27 – entertainment outside with Sawyer Country, 5-9 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 28 – Oktoberfest dinner served from 4-8 p.m. We will be serving all your favorite German Specials: Wiener Schnitzel, sausage platter and Schweinebraten.
All these specialty nights are reservation only (call 352-861-1818).
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 group also meets for a social lunch the 4th Friday of each month at 11:30 in the Oak Room Grill.
For more information, please contact Shelley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 210-410-0090 or visit www.suddenlyone.com.
Fall is in the air, Oak Runners. Come join us in this ideal weather to play shuffleboard!
We play on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Play any day or all the days you would like, your choice.
We provide the equipment and an instructor for anyone who is new to the game, even a refresher for the seasoned players.
Come sign in by 8:45 a.m. for the 9:00 a.m. start time.
Any questions, call or text (904) 622-6622.
Oak Run Acoustic Jam Club
Oak Run’s Acoustic Jam Club meets 3 p.m. every Thursday at the Orchid Club. All Oak Run musicians and singers are welcome to attend its sessions. If you sing, play a guitar, banjo, uke, percussive instrument, etc., join our group.
For the first three Thursdays of each month, a select group of songs are played. For new visitors, copies of chords and lyrics for the selected songs may be available.
During the last Thursday of the month, members offer their personal selections to play solo or with the group.
For further information, contact Irv Becker at email@example.com.
Oak Run Chess Club
The Chess Club meets every Wednesday in the Orchid Club card room from 3 to 5:30 p.m. We also play on Friday at the Freedom Library from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
We have player levels from beginners to experienced. Some of the more experienced players are always willing to help the beginner players. There are usually plenty of chess sets to play on brought by the regular members.
For more information, call Rich at 321-514-1073.
Donut Drop-in 2nd Saturday of month
Come and join us at the Orchid Club for fresh hot coffee, OJ, and your choice of donut, bagel, muffin and assorted pastries. Any one of these for a mere $2 or two items for $3, every 2nd Saturday of the month at the Orchid Club Auditorium. New hours are 9 a.m. till 10:30 a.m.
Oak Run Homeowners elections approaching
The 2023 Oak Run Homeowners Association (ORHA) General Elections will be held Saturday, Jan. 14, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Donut Drop-In.
At least four of the at-large seats of the Board of Directors are up for election for two-year terms of office. If there are vacancies of other Directors, there may be single-year vacancies also contested.
Interested persons shall submit a statement indicating that they are a candidate and a brief biography to the ORHA Nominations Chair between Oct. 1 at 12:01 a.m. and Nov. 30 at 5:00 p.m., precisely, via email at: ORHANominee@yahoo.com. Published biographies shall be limited to the first 200 words.
Those who wish to become candidates for election to a one-year term as a Neighborhood Representative shall also submit their intentions to the Election Chair between Oct. 1 at 12:01 a.m. and Nov. 30 at 5:00 p.m., precisely.
Candidates for election to a one-year term as a Neighborhood Representative shall also submit their intentions to the Election Chair between October 1 at 12:01 am and November 30 at 5:00 pm, precisely.
Candidates are listed on the ballot in the order that they are received. Direct your intentions to either the Nomination Chair (Board Seat) or Mickey Hoey (Neighborhood Representative) via email.
Contact Election Chair Mickey Hoey at michoey.ORHADoD@yahoo.com, and for the Nomination Chair, email ORHANominee@yahoo.com.
Contact any Director for more information, or visit ORHA-Ocala.com, or our Facebook page at ORHA-Ocala.
Homeowners Telephone Directory
Are you a new homeowner in Oak Run? Did you recently move to a different neighborhood? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you will NOT be included in the 2023 Homeowners Directory! Did you change your phone number or drop your landline? If so, your friends may not be able to contact you.
If any of the above apply to you, you must take action. The best and easiest way to add or update your information is on our website, orha-ocala. On the home page, click on the green “Phone Book Update” box and follow the easy-to-use prompts. Click on the blue “Submit” button to complete your information. It’s that easy.
If you prefer to use the paper form, drop the form off at Oak Run Community Services or in my white “Activities Box,” next to my front door (10590 SW 71st Circle, Eagles Point) – first house on the right coming from Linkside.
Clubs and Organizations are encouraged to submit changes for their officers/contact people (CCI) using the same online procedure.
The deadline for any addition or correction is Dec. 1, so the best time to get listed or make changes is now. -Bill Balch, Directory Chairperson