Travelers of Oak Run

Tickets will be sold on June 11 at the Donut Drop-in for the following trips:

Hard Rock Casino – July 20

Yalaha Restaurant/Russell Stover – Oct. 16

Tarpon Springs – Nov. 3

Mall at Millenia – Nov. 18

Reminder: the Cedar Key Seafood Festival on Oct. 15 has only four seats remaining. Call soon to get on the trip. Patricia Tomaszewski is your host. Her correct number is 352-445-7428.

Oak Run Canine and Pet Club clinic

Our next Nail Clipping Clinic will be on Saturday, June 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Thatcher Park parking lot. We are scheduling appointments and prepayment. Please come to the donut drop-in on June 11 or on the following Saturday, June 18, between 9 and 10:30 a.m. to schedule your appointment.

This clinic is available to all Oak Run pet owners, specializing in dogs and cats. The cost is $5 for Canine and Pet Club members and $10 for non-members. You may also request other services such as ear cleaning and tooth cleaning/solution/brush for an additional small charge.

For more information, please contact Wes Farrell listed in the Oak Run directory or email orcanineand

Bocce Club photo shoot

On Tuesday, June 21, at 9 a.m., there will be a photo shoot of the Bocce Club for the Marion Cultural Alliance who are producing a coffee table type book about Marion County. All bocce players are welcome to participate but will be required to sign release forms, so we hope to see you there.

Any questions can be directed to Rick Kamasa at 215-313-7405 or 352-237-2354.

Royal Oaks 18-Hole Women’s Golf League

The game on June 14 was Criss Cross. JT Lemasters was first and Marj Sibley was second in the first group. Mary Stimson won first place in the second group, and Carol Clark placed second. Chris Orndorff was first in the third group and Dianna Love second. Elaine Rotker was closest to the pin.

Oak Run Singles Club

We are a club, open to all single folks in Oak Run. Come and see what we are all about.

Our next meeting will be at 6 p.m. on Thursday June 23, in the Orchid Club. We will be hosting an ice cream social.

Here in Oak Run, our motto has always been, “You may be alone, you don’t have to be lonely.”

Chair yoga

Chair yoga will be held on Wednesday, June 29, at 10:30 a.m. in the Palm Grove Auditorium. All are welcome to join us in this very thorough workout for body and mind.

Oak Run Democratic Club (ORDC)

June continues to be a busy time for the ORDC. The group members participated in the Anti-Gun Violence rally in downtown Ocala. On June 16, the group’s normal monthly business meeting was canceled so that members could attend a 4 p.m. speech by Nikki Fried, Democratic contender for Florida Governor.

To round out the month of June, the ORDC will have a Social Luncheon at the Oak Run restaurant’s outdoor pavilion. The date and time for this are June 29 at noon. Because this is a social activity, no formal agenda will be followed. The intent is to provide the opportunity for like-minded progressives to meet and enjoy the camaraderie.

For more info, contact the ORDC’s president, Linda Chitwood at linda or Gary Greene. The next business meeting will be 7 p.m. July 21 at the Orchid Club.

Republican Club at Oak Run

Our June meeting will be on Wednesday, June 29, from 2:00-3:30 p.m. at the Palm Grove Auditorium in Oak Run.

Our keynote speaker is Kathy Bryant, incumbent County Commissioner running for re-election in District 2. There are several candidates running for Marion County School Board District which have not been confirmed. Additionally, we will discuss School Board issues. All speakers will have tables where you can meet and greet the candidates as well as pick up literature at the end of the meeting.

Join us and be informed before you vote in the Aug. 23 Primary Election, and then in the Nov. 8 General Election.

In addition, we will have a 50/50 cash drawing and refreshments at this meeting. Any members who are delinquent in paying membership dues of $7/person can bring their accounts up to date when you arrive for the meeting.

Since we are a gated community, only member residents can invite outside guests to the meeting. If you have any questions, contact Peter Fraleigh at 845-867-6262.

Additional Republican events you might want to attend:

1. The REC (Republican Executive Committee of Marion County) meets the 3rd Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Ocala Golf Club, 3130 Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala.

2. The Tea Party meets at 7 p.m. every Monday at the Marion Oaks Community Center, 280 Marion Oaks Lane, Ocala.

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.

Channel 12

Tune in to Len Teitler’s “Do You Remember,” narrated by Anna Boodee and featuring the Krazy Karaoke at the Oak Room Bar and Grill Outside Pavilion sponsored by Tammi Gottfried and Tom Reeves. Part two is from June 17 To June 24. The program follows FYI Daily on Channel 12 at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Auditions for PACOR production

The Performing Arts Company of Oak Run (PACOR) will proudly present a musical comedy Oct. 21, 22, and 23. “Mr. Potts Bites The Dust” is written and directed by Dick Caza. Music and lyrics will be performed and directed by Marci Hutto. This is a musical comedy that has been created and will be performed by our very own residents of Oak Run.

Auditions will be: July 13, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; July 14, 3 to 5 p.m.; and July 16, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All residents of Oak Run are welcomed to try out. To audition, you do not need to be a member of PACOR. If you secure a role, membership is required.


Come to the Cabaret! Enjoy dinner catered by Oak Room Bar & Grill (BYOB), entertainment by friends of the LGBT community and dancing to our DJ, Dr. Daryl. Sponsored by LGBT Friends at Oak Run, but all who enjoy good food, music, dancing and fun are welcome.

The cabaret will be on Saturday June 18, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Palm Grove Club. Tickets are $27 and are available at the Donut Drop-ins on June 11.

Call 352-877-3400 for more information.

ACOR is relocating

Since we have received news that the Island Club will quite possibly remain closed for the next few months, the Arts Club of Oak Run (ACOR) has been able to schedule in spaces still available where we could at the Palm Grove facility. We shall meet there on the following days and times this month. Please note that the Wednesday sessions are an hour longer than the Tuesday Sessions. The next session is Tuesday, June 21, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

We are working on scheduling dates for July, but need to wait to see what is available. We are currently considering what activities will be occurring during those times.

If you are new to Oak Run and would like to join us, contact Dori Sullivan at

Please let Dori know if you are planning to attend. It will help if we have as many members as possible to attend and share their views on possible activities for the other dates available.

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.

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.

Shuffleboard Club

With summer time quickly approaching, we won’t let the heat stop us from shuffling. We are always ready to play another game. Come join us on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and/or Saturday to play. Choose all four days or just a few days to play, your choice. Please sign in at 8:45 a.m. for the 9 a.m. start time.

There is plenty of room for beginners to the seasoned players. An instructor and equipment are provided. Any questions, call Miss Jo at 904-622-6622.

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.

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 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 June 24. Please contact Shelley to reserve a space.

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

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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