PACOR happenings

The time has finally arrived to select the cast for Mr. Potts Bites the Dust, our fall production. Auditions are next week: Wednesday (July 13) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Thursday (July 14) from 3 to 5 p.m.; and Saturday (July 16) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All sessions will be conducted at Palm Grove Auditorium.

If you are interested in trying out for a part, you may attend any or all of the sessions. Join in the fun as we introduce and allow you to interact with the various characters.

Music auditions will be held during these times also. Audition songs are listed on the CD.

If you have not received a perusal copy of the play or a CD with the songs, or if you have questions about auditions, please contact Dick Caza (352) 274-9574 or Marci Hutto (352) 484-2278. Marci is also available to work with you in preparing for the music portion of your audition, especially if you find the music to be in a range that needs to be lower or higher.

You do not need to be a member of PACOR (Performing Arts Club of Oak Run) to audition, but if you are selected for a part and accept it, you will need to become a member. Membership dues are $5 annually. Hope to see you there.

Library Matters

The library book sale will be held Saturday, July 9, from 9-10:30 a.m. in the Orchid Club auditorium.

Hardback and tradeback books are $1 each, paperbacks are 25 cents, and puzzles and DVDs are 50 cents.

Stop by the donut drop-in while browsing our selection. Support the library’s funding of new book purchases.

Travelers of Oak Run

Attention residents who went on the recent Father’s Day trip to Ft. Meyers/Sarasota: Due to the Edison Estate closing during heavy rain and lightning, you will receive a refund for that portion of the trip.

Patty Waddell will be at the Donut Drop-in on July 9 to give out the refunds. If you can’t come on that day, you will need to arrange an alternative with Patty.

The July 20 Hard Rock trip has limited seats available. Call Sandy Arbuckle now.

Genealogy Club of Oak Run

The program at the July 15 meeting in the Card Room at 9:30 a.m. will be on “Your Most Interesting Female Ancestor.”

Who can say that they have Susan B. Anthony or Rosa Parks or the Queen of England in their family tree? Probably not very many, but surely we all have some interesting story about at least one of our female ancestors that others would like to learn about.

Members of the club are asked to be prepared to relate such stories to the rest of us. Maybe it would be about a gg-grandmother that helped win a battle in the Civil War by spying on the opposition, or about someone who wrote a book or served in a high political position or saved a life. Tell us about it.

Residents may come to a meeting to determine if they want to join this fun and interesting club.

Royal Oaks Lady Niners

Congratulations to Nancy Hersey for making a hole-in-one on hole 16 on Thursday, June 30!

The game was I Hate 3 Holes. Before starting play, each golfer chose one par 3, one par 4 and one par 5 hole. They could play those holes or choose not to play them. In either case, par was the worst score they could have.

For Flight 1, there was a three-way tie for first between Nancy Hersey, Sandy Arbuckle, and Jan Tennant. For Flight 2, Julie Moore was the winner. Diana Schmidt and Maureen Edwards tied for second.

A chip-in was made by both Nancy Hersey and Janet Tully. Diana Schmidt made a birdie on hole 13.

Royal Oaks 18-Hole Women’s Golf League

Red, White and Blue was the game on July 5. Elaine Rotker was first and Elaine Bush was second in the first group. Salita Timmermeyer was first and Lisa Juhasz was second in the second group. In the third group, Stella VanDerwarker was first and Sherry DeBeradinis was second. Noreen Dygert was closest to the pin.

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 second Friday of each month at 10:30 a.m. in the Card Room of the Orchid Club. The next meeting is July 8.

The group also meets for a social lunch the fourth Friday of each month at 11:30 a.m. in the Oak Room Grill. The next will be on July 22. Please contact Shelley to reserve a space.

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

Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga will be held in the Palm Grove Auditorium on Wednesday, July 27, at 10:30 a.m.

The practice is thorough, and we are spaced well apart for your safety and health.

Oak Run Democratic Club (ORDC)

The ORDC June social event was very successful. Forty-eight Oak Run Democrats met for a good lunch provided by the Oak Run Bar and Grill and to discuss topics of mutual interest in a casual environment. It was particularly of interest that several of those Democrats were new to Ocala and the neighborhood.

Although there was no formal agenda, Ms. Danielle Hawk, running for U.S. House of Representatives for Florida District 3, met and greeted many of those attending. She brings a vibrant and positive message to fellow Democrats.

The next meeting, 7 p.m., July 21, will be at the Orchid Club. Ms. Hawk will enthusiastically address those issues of interest and value to Oak Run progressives. A second speaker is TBA.

All progressives in Oak Run, whether members of the ORDC or not, are welcome to attend. For further information, contact Linda Chitwood, president of the ORDC, at

Ice Cream Social on National Ice Cream Day

The Oak Run July Ice Cream Social will be held Sunday, July 17, in the Palm Grove from 2 to 4 p.m. and hosted by Chef Jeff and the Upstate New York Club.

Jeff assures us there will be brownies again this year for the hot fudge sundaes. Bruster’s of Clermont will provide a variety of custom made ice creams specifically for this event, plus your favorite toppings.

This event is open to all Oak Run residents and their overnight guests and is a great way to spend a hot summer afternoon with friends and family, enjoying a cone, sundae, or dish of cool ice cream.

We have ordered over 20 gallons of ice cream: vanilla, fudge ripple (no added sugar), and butter pecan!

Sponsored by the Upstate New York Club, tickets are $6 for Club members and only $7 for all others. Ticket sale dates in the Orchid Club are Saturday, July 2, from 10 a.m. to noon, and Saturday, July 9, from 8 to 10 a.m. at Donut Drop-In.

Bring dimes to the event for our Card Bingo Tournament. We will also have some floor games for the youngsters and anticipate having a movie appropriate for younger attendees.

For ticket information, contact Tricia Boelter before July 11.

Oak Run Singles Club

If you missed the meeting in June, a sign-up sheet was available. Anyone who would like to go to dinner at Edo Sushi & Japanese Steakhouse on Thursday, July 28, must call Lynn no later than July 25.

By the way, she’s back! Lynn was unanimously elected vice president and will fill the position for the rest of the year. Why not join us for dinner to celebrate her return?

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 (Non-Impact Aerobics) 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. Try something new this summer and challenge your brain!

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.”

Ballroom Dance Club tea

The Ballroom Dance Club is hosting an afternoon tea Sunday, July 24, 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.

Computer Technology Club

The Club meets the third Wednesday of every month with any changes always posted on Channel 12 and the Club’s website at Dues are $10 pp or $15 per household, and guests are always welcome. Door prizes and 50/50 are at every meeting.

For all your computer issues, please contact Bob Kenlay 704-964-3608, and for further information, please contact Alan Marcus 861-6977.

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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