Travelers of Oak Run

At the Pancake Breakfast on April 23, tickets will be sold for our Father’s Day trip to Ft. Myers/Sarasota and to collect final payments from those who previously signed up and made a deposit.

Trips selling on April 27 at the Orchid Club from 10:30 am until 12 noon:

Sleuth’s Mystery Show & Dinner on Nov. 9 (Note that this trip was incorrectly shown in the Travel Brochure as being sold on April 22. Sorry for the confusion!)

Mall at Millenia Shopping on Nov. 18

Fathers Day trip to Ft Myers/Sarasota June 19-20, full payment required

Thanksgiving trip to Nashville leaving on Nov. 22

Please remember to have checks made out to ORHA for each trip you sign up for.

Additional corrections for information in the Travel Brochure:

Phone Number for Cedar Key host Patricia Tomaszewski is 352-445-7428

Cost for Sleuths Mystery Show is $84.00 pp

Renaissance Women

Oak Room Bar & Grill Luncheon: Thursday, April 21, 11:30 a.m. at ORB&G. RSVP Annmarie, (352) 237-9838 by April 19. Membership Info: Call Patricia at (352) 445-7428. We are open to all ladies of Oak Run. There are never any dues; new members are alwaysb welcome!

Channel 12

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

the Showcase of Stars event on March 22, with producer Larry Brewer and emcee Harold Smith. The program follows FYI daily at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., from April 15 to April 29.

Benefit dance

Oak Run Ambassadors Presents “Keep The Music A-Live,” a benefit dance for Oak Run on April 16 at the Palm Grove Club.

The event is for residents and their guests only.

The dance is from 5 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 each.

For this event, welcome packet vouchers will not be accepted.

Royal Oaks 18-Hole Golf League

April 12, Day 1 of Presidents Cup: A three-way tie between Kim Hessel, Nancy Hersey, and Denise Blanchard in the first group. Lisa Juhasz placed first and Carol Clark second in the second group. Jan Tennant won first place and Bea Terry second in the third group. Donna Gwin won closest to the pin.

Oak Run Canine and Pet Club

All Oak Run pets are welcome to a Pet Nail Clipping Clinic on Saturday, April 30, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Thatcher Park Parking Lot. It’s $5 for Canine and Pet Club members, $10 for non-members. No appointment is needed.

The Club will offer this service, weather permitting, on the last Saturday of each month from 9 to 12.

Other services upon request are ear cleaning and tooth cleaning/solution/brush.

These services are an additional small charge to cover supply costs.

For more information, please contact orcanineand or call Wes Farrell, listed in the Oak Run Directory.

Ballroom dance April 24

The Oak Run Ballroom Dance Club will host our first ballroom dance of the season Sunday, April 24, at the Palm Grove from 6 to 10 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner and dancing are 6-10 p.m.

The meal will be catered by Royal Oaks: chicken champagne, poached salmon, garlic roasted red potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower and carrots, peach cobbler, lemon or carrot cake and coffee. BYOB.

Music will be supplied by Rachel Palmieri.

Tickets are $20 for members and $30 per guests. Please make checks payable to: Oak Run Ballroom Dance Club.

For more information, contact Audrey Haskew at 352-598-3438 or Michele Wehner at 352-873-7494.

Ballroom Dance Club hosting afternoon tea

The Ballroom Dance Club is hosting an afternoon tea Sunday, May 15, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Palm Grove. All Oak Run residents are welcome to join us for an afternoon of music and dancing. Admission is free! BYOB and snacks.

For information, please contact Audrey Haskew at 352-598-3438 or Michele Wehner at 352-873-7494.

Italian-Am Club Spring Fling

The Italian-Am Club will be hosting a “Spring Fling” dinner/dance on Wednesday, April 20, at the Orchid Club from 5:30-9 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.

The Olive Garden will be providing a Create Your Own Pasta Dinner: fettuccine or spaghetti (marinara, meat sauce, alfredo); with toppings: grilled chicken, meatballs, or Italian sausage; house salad; breadsticks; coffee and dessert. BYOB!

Our entertainment for the evening will be DJ Andrew Goldberg for your listening and dancing pleasure.

Door Prizes and 50/50 are available.

Pricing is $22/members (Oak Run residents) or $25/guest.

For more information, contact Kittie at 262-501-3993.

Computer Technology Club

The Computer Technology Club will meet Wednesday, April 20, at 9 a.m. in the Orchid Club. Alan Marcus will present a Q&A session, so come prepared to have many of your questions answered.

The Club meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month, with any changes always posted on Channel 12 and the Club’s website: Dues are $10 pp or $15 per household.

Visitors are always welcome to attend a meeting. Door prizes and 50/50 at each meeting.

If you are experiencing any computer issues, feel free to contact Bob Kenlay at 704-964-3608, and for further information on the Club, call Alan Marcus at 861-6977.

Pancake breakfast

A pancake breakfast will be held Saturday, April 32, 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Orchid Club.

Come enjoy a nice breakfast with friends including pancakes, sausage, coffee and tea.

The Veterans & Patriots Club at Oak Run

The Veterans & Patriots Club at Oak Run would like to invite you to their spring social/meeting April 27 in the Orchid Club at 6 p.m. The event will kick off with a light dinner of turkey and ham sandwiches, pasta salad and dessert. Please BYOB.

After dinner and socializing, we will be treated to a beautiful pinning ceremony honoring Vietnam vets and a moving narration of the “Missing Man Table.”

The focus of the meeting will be an open forum led by club president, Damian Romano. Strategies to identify and honor Oak Run vets will be set up, and volunteers to implement them will be chosen. Your ideas and suggestions on moving our club forward will be welcomed.

Tickets for this event are $8 for members, $10 for nonmembers. Come join us to have some fun and share your ideas on helping our veterans and bettering our community. Hope to see you there!

Oak Run Irish-Am Club May spring gathering

The Irish-Am Club will be hosting a spring dance on Thursday, May 12, from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at Palm Grove. Our DJ for the evening is Steve Robinson.

This event will feature a “bring-your-own” dinner: Bring your own snacks/meal or share at your assigned table. We will leave the choices to you. As always, BYOB!

Door prizes and 50/50 are available.

Tickets are $5 for members or residents and $8 for guests.

Tickets will be sold April 28 from 9-11 a.m. in the Orchid Club card room.

Because this is not a catered event, tickets will be available until Monday, May 9. For tickets, call Ann at 606-776-4785.

For more information, call Steve at 352-861-1223.

Oak Run Democratic Club (ORDC)

Our March general meeting was a great success. Our speaker, V. Hinson, representative from Gainesville, presented an accurate, but positive, impression of the state of politics in Florida. She laid out a way for all progressives to have a voice in future Florida politics.

Our April meeting should prove equally informative. The Speaker will be Francine J. Edwards of the Marion County Democrats. Her topic will be redistricting and gerrymandering in Florida. As with previous meetings, members of the club will be encouraged to ask questions.

The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m., Thursday, April 21, at the Orchid Club. Note the date, as it was reported incorrectly in last week’s Citizen.

The remainder of the general meeting will be used to exchange ideas, enjoy the camaraderie of like minded individuals and discuss the club’s activities to reach out to newer Democrats in the Oak Run neighborhoods.

Besides the ORDC’s monthly general meetings, a social luncheon is planned for late June or early July. Stay tuned for details.

If you have any questions, contact Linda Chitwood, club president, at linda

‘31’ at Palm Grove on Good Friday

“31” will be played at Palm Grove Hall this Friday, April 15 (Good Friday), at 5:30 p.m. BUNCO will also be held this Saturday at the Card Room at the Orchid Club at 6 p.m.

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.

Kentucky Derby viewing party ‘Run for the Roses’

Oak Run will host a Kentucky Derby viewing party for residents at the Palm Grove Auditorium on Saturday, May 7, from 4 to 9 p.m. All residents are welcome.

Ticket Sales will take place Saturday, April 23, in the Orchid Club, 8 to 10 a.m. Table reservations are encouraged. Only $12 per person; cash please!

Doors will open at 4 p.m., with an invocation given at 4:20. Enjoy a 16-ounce chicken pot pie dinner, handmade specifically for this event and served piping hot. Bring your own beverage.

For your amusement, there will be various games and a 50/50 from 4 to 6 p.m. A Parade of Hats will take place at 6 with three hat categories: Most Colorful, Best Ensemble, and Roses! One award per category will be presented! Post time is about 6:40! Dance Music will follow the Race.

For more information, contact Ann Hubbard at 606-776-4785 before April 26.

Oak Run Belly Dancing

The Oak Run Belly Dance class is back for the month of April. The class meets on Saturdays at 11 a.m. in the back room of the Palm Grove Fitness Center. All levels are welcome, including beginners.

We are learning moves and a routine from a professional teacher on DVD. We warm up with Sheila, and watch, pause and practice with the DVD, Wear comfortable clothing and flexible shoes. It’s a workout, but fun! No charge.

Hip scarves are fun, but optional.

For information, call or text Sheila at 914-548-6066, or email her (put “Belly Dance” in the subject line) at

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 with cream cheese, English muffin, or pastry. Any one of these are for a mere $2 or two items for $3, every 2nd Saturday of the month at the Orchid Club Auditorium 8 a.m. till 9:30 a.m.

Acoustic Jam Club of Oak Run

Because Oak Run’s Island Club has been temporarily closed for maintenance, the Acoustic Jam Club meets at the main ballroom of the Orchid Club. This gives the members the chance to spread out and enjoy the larger venue. The group meets 3-5 p.m. each Thursday.

We look for all musicians in Oak Run who wish to gather and play acoustic selections. If you play a guitar, uke, mandolin, banjo, bass, percussion or other instruments, you are welcome to join. Singing is not required but encouraged.

We require that members be able to play 2-5 chords, keep rhythm and play/sing along with others. Chorded copies of the songs for the day will be available at each session.

Our goal is to be able to perform as a group, have fun, and learn new songs. Therefore, for the first three Thursdays, we have a set group of songs to play. The last Thursday of the month is set aside for individual solo, or, if preferred, accompanied playing.

If this sounds interesting, we’d love to see you. For more info, contact Irv Becker at 816-809-7668 by voice and text, or email him at

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