PACOR tickets going on sale

What a great turnout at the casting auditions for “Mr. Potts Bites the Dust!” Thank you to all who came out and participated. The cast will be announced in a future article.

It is time, however, to purchase reserved and general admission tickets for the production. The dates are Saturday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 23, at 2 p.m. (note time change).

Ticket price for reserved seating is $10. General seating tickets are $8.

Tickets will be sold Saturday, July 30, from 8-10 a.m. at the Orchid Club Auditorium. If you would like to purchase dinner theater tickets, they will also be available. Cost for those tickets is $32, which includes the price of the show and a buffet dinner catered by Oak Room Bar & Grill (Royal Oaks).

Dinner starts at 5:00 p.m. at Palm Grove Auditorium. The show will begin around 7:00 p.m.

Hope to see you at one of the performances.

Italian-Am Club beach party

The Italian-Am Club will be hosting a “beach party” potluck/dance on Wednesday, Aug. 24, at the Orchid Club from 5:30-9:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:00 p.m.

Our entertainment for the evening will be DJ Fred Campbell for your listening and dancing pleasure.

Ticket sales in the card room at the Orchid Club, Monday, Aug. 8, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Pricing is $5/members (Oak Run residents) or $7/guest.

Please let us know what dish you plan to share for the potluck when you get your tickets, and we’d also like you to bring the recipe for your dish. Plates and silverware will be provided.

Volunteers for setup and cleanup would be greatly appreciated!

Door Prizes and 50/50 are available. BYOB!

For more information: Kitti 262-501-3993.

Royal Oaks Lady Niners

Low Putts was the game on Thursday, July 21. Sue Olmos was the winner.

Sandy Arbuckle and Ginger Drake tied for second place. Kathy Gencarelli and Diana Schmidt tied for third place.

Nancy Hersey won the closest to the pin contest on hole 3.

Congratulations to all!

Channel 12

Tune in to Len Teitler’s “Do You Remember,” narrated by Anna Boodee, featuring the

June 15 Veterans and Patriots Club at Oak Run. It follows FYI daily from July 29 to Aug. 12.

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.

Renaissance Women

Reminder: There is no meeting for August. Monthly meetings resume on Sept. 25, the last Sunday of the month, at 2 p.m.

Dinner at Oak Run & Grill: Wednesday, Aug. 3, at 5 p.m. Call Pat G., (352) 854-7549.

Suddenly One

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 Friday of each month at 10:30 a.m. in the Card Room of the Orchid Club. The next meeting is Aug. 12.

The group also meets for a social lunch the 4th Friday of each month at 11:30 a.m. in the Oak Room Grill. The next will be on Aug. 26. Please contact Shelley to reserve a space.

For more information, please contact Shelley at or 210-410-0090 or visit

Oak Room Bar & Grill happenings

Saturday, July 30, is Steak Night. Choose between our fresh cut filet or ribeye. Dinner includes potato, vegetable, salad, rolls and butter, dessert and wine, all for $29.98 (we always have fish available).

Friday, Aug. 5, is Dance Party Bella Cucina from 6-9 p.m. Come join the fun. We will be having free music and selling food and drinks! (No coolers allowed.)

Wednesday, Aug. 10 is Burgers & Wing Night. Call for reservations at 352-861-1818 ext.2.

Saturday, Aug. 13, is Steak Night. Choose between our fresh cut filet or ribeye. Dinner includes, potato, vegetable, salad, rolls and butter, dessert and wine, all for $29.98. (We always have fish available.)

Wednesday, Aug. 17, is Italian night. Enjoy lasagna, veal parmesan, chicken parmesan or stuffed shells.

Thursday, Aug. 18, is karaoke sponsored by Tammy Cacciatore Gottfried and Tom Reeves from Decca Real Estate.

Call for Reservations, 352-861-1818, ext. 2.

Computer Technology Club

The Club meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month, with any changes always posted on Channel 12 and the club’s website at orcomputerclub.blogspot,com. We offer door prizes and 50/50 at every meeting. Guests are always welcome to attend a meeting.

Feel free to contact Bob Kenlay with any questions concerning your computer – 704-964-3608 – and for further information on the club, contact Alan Marcus at 861-6977.

Oak Run Canine and Pet Club

We have been busy planning several events occurring over the next few months.

First up is our Nail Clipping Clinic scheduled for Saturday, July 30, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The cost is $5 for club members and $10 for non-members, by appointment only, so contact Wes Farrell at to schedule your time.

There will be no club meeting in July. Instead, we are having a special meeting and presentation on Thursday, Aug. 18, at 6:30 p.m. in Palm Grove. There will be two speakers discussing dog awareness in the home and while traveling with our pets, as well as controls and tracking devices used to locate lost pets. This event is open to all Oak Run pet owners interested in learning how best to care for our furry companions.

On Friday, Sept. 10, at 5 p.m. in Palm Grove, the club is sponsoring its first ever “Who Let The Dogs Out” dance with DJ Ron. This event is also open to all Oak Run residents.

Saturday, Oct. 22, will be our annual Howl-O-Ween pet costume parade. Prizes awarded!

November will see our Holiday Pet Pictures, though a date is yet to be confirmed.

Hope to see you at these events.

Republican Club at Oak Run

Our Republican Club at Oak Run will be the guest of the Republican Club from On Top of the World and Stone Creek Republican Interest Group who are hosting a joint August meeting on Aug. 10 from 3-5 p.m. at the Circle Square Cultural Center on SW 80th Street outside of On Top of the World. Doors open at 2:30.

Besides On Top of the World and Stone Creek residents, this event is open to all Republican Club members and conservative-minded residents residing in these communities: Oak Run, Spruce Creek Preserve and Ocala Palms.

After redistricting, all Oak Run voters are now in Congressional District 3. Our Congresswoman, Kat Cammack, will be the keynote speaker. County Commissioner Kathy Bryant and Sheriff Billy Woods will be on hand to share information with us.

In addition, the upcoming Aug. 23rd Primaries, key candidates for Marion County School Board, County Judge positions, and County Commissioner positions will be topics of discussion.

The facility seats over 900 people, so please save the date and come out for a fun and informative afternoon. Tickets are required but free. If you were not able to get one at our July 27 meeting, tickets can be obtained from our club officers: Peter Fraleigh at 845-867-6262, John Prosch, Kathryn Dadukian, Cheri Gowan, Paula Powers and Michelle Romanelli.

Oak Run Democratic Club (ORDC)

The July 21st ORDC meeting was a great success. During the abbreviated meeting, the group addressed the various Democratic and non-affiliated candidates for the upcoming Aug. 23 primary races. The group welcomed several new members to the ORDC. Due to the club’s outreach program to contact new neighbors in Oak Run, the present membership is over 100 progressives. The local precinct has also established a website, thanks to the efforts of Sherrie Aly. All Democratic club members are encouraged to visit the new precinct website at https://Precinct4120a. New member Jack Bradford discussed resources to help communicate with politicians and the media.

The next meeting will be Aug. 18, 7 p.m., at the Orchid Club. Guest speakers are expected to be Eric Cummings, who is running for School Board District 3 and Danielle Hawk, candidate for Representative to Congress from Florida’s 3rd District.

All progressives in Oak Run are encouraged to join the group. This provides a good chance to meet with fellow democrats before the upcoming Primary Election. For more information, contact club President Linda Chitwood

Democrats are intent on keeping the American ideals of inclusiveness and guaranteed rights, freedoms and opportunity alive.

Shuffleboard Club

With summer in full swing, we won’t let the heat keep us away from the shuffleboard courts.

To make the game of shuffleboard more challenging, Oak Run has “10 Pin” every Friday. It’s optional to play full game of shuffleboard without knocking over the pin!?!

All Oak Run residents are welcome to join us for this fun loving game. There is plenty of room for beginners and seasoned players, plus the equipment is provided. For more information, call 904-622-6622.

Nia classes in Oak Run all summer

Nia (Non-Impact Aerobics) classes are held on Mondays and Fridays at 1 p.m. in the Palm Grove Fitness Center. Come to our summer Nia class and explore a new way to enjoy fitness utilizing a mind/body approach. There is no jumping or jarring of the joints.

Nia was created in 1983 and will engage you in healthy, safe and fun ways. We will warm up, move to inspiring music and cool down.

Join us and learn what sets Nia movement apart from other forms of fitness or exercise.

Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat.

Questions? Contact Gail, Certified 1st Degree Nia Black Belt Instructor, at, or call 480-220-1430.

“Through movement we find health.”

Acoustic Jam Club

The Oak Run Acoustic Jam Club continues to meet each Thursday afternoon, 3-5 PM, at Oak Run’s Orchid Club.

The format of most sessions is working with a 10-song group, as agreed to by the Club, for one hour and allowing open play during the second hour.

During the open session, each member can play solo or ask for accompaniment from other attendees.

The fourth session of each month is an open session, the only time where each member can explore their own selections.

The group welcomes all Oak Run musicians and vocalists. Whether you play a guitar, banjo, drum, bass, or other acoustic instrument, you are welcome. For more information contact Irv Becker at

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.

Bocce Club

Casual bocce will be played on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9 a.m. during the spring and summer months for anyone who wishes to continue playing or those looking to try it for the first time, especially any new residents not familiar with the game. Any questions can be directed to Rick Kamasa at 215-313-7405 or 352-237-2354.

Oak Run Troubadours

We celebrate a successful season ending on a high note, and will be recruiting all summer for new singers. You can join a dynamic singing group by calling Jim Balch at 229-485-6711.

We are recruiting a new director; if you have any experience (who cares how long or age) or would just like to sing with us, contact Jim Balch.

Our Trim a Tree program is already being explored; join us for a fun time.

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.

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