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  1. Dec
    13
    Thu

    1. Christmas Luncheon
      11:30 am – 1:00 pm

      Ladies, you are invited to a Christmas Luncheon on Thursday, December 13. Our speaker will be Dee Kaufmann from Sarasota. The event will be held at the Tavares Community Center located at 100 E. Caroline Street, Tavares (behind the library) from 11:30am to 1:00pm. The cost is $16.00 inclusive. For reservations, call Mary @ 352-253-0561 by December 10th. Please check out the web site at cwcflorida.org for more information.
      The event is sponsored by the Leesburg Tri/City Christian Women’s Connection which is affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries. There is no membership, the public is invited.

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      11:30 am
      Christmas Luncheon
    2. Holidays at Hogwarts
      6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Thursday, Dec. 13th , 6-7PM. Teens: sip on butter beer while making Harry Potter ornaments, playing trivia & more! 6th-12th graders welcome. Stop by the Circulation desk or give us a call at 352- 357-5686 to sign up!
      The Eustis Memorial Library is located at 120 N. Center Street. For more information about this and all of our children and teen programs, please call Ms. Lauren at 357-0896 or 357-5686.

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      6:00 pm
      Holidays at Hogwarts
  2. Dec
    14
    Fri

    1. Howey-in-the-Hills Holiday Celebration
      5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Howey- in-the-Hills will celebrate the holiday season with its annual Christmas Festival on December 14th and 15th. This is a family friendly event, free admission, free parking and free entertainment.
      Howey-in-the-Hills is located in central Lake County on Hwy 19, exit 285 if you’re traveling north via the Turnpike, exit 296 travelling south. Information, contest, craft and parade forms are on the Howey.org website under Community.
      The festival opens on Friday at 5 p.m. at the Marianne Beck Memorial Library, 112 W. Central Avenue. The Library, Howey’s central gathering place, will host “Meet the Artist” and have Art and Baked Goods auctions as well as a BBQ raising funds for the Library Educational Center. There will be music, games and activities for young and old alike. The evening’s activities will include with the announcement of the winners of the Ugly Christmas Sweater/T-shirt and House Christmas Light Decorating Competitions at 7 p.m. At 8:00pm, the Art and Baked Goods auctions will close, and highest bidders can claim their winnings (cash or check only).
      On Saturday we will have the 3rd Annual Reindeer Dash 5k run/walk also benefitting the Marian Beck Memorial Library Educational Building Fund, online registration is available now through December 15th. The race starts on East Central Avenue and Lakeshore Boulevard at 9:00 a.m. winds down Lakeshore Blvd, through Sara Maude Mason Nature Preserve and finishes at Griffin Park. The results of the 5K will be announced at 10:30 a.m.
      The Howey Christmas Festival is an opportunity for folks to gather, celebrate the season as well as support the people of Lake County. The Howey Men’s Club will have their annual fundraiser Pancake Breakfast, 8-10:30 a.m., orange juice provided by Silver Springs Citrus. The Festival entertainment includes clowns, face painting, balloon artist, stilt walker and juggler Bruce Sarafian.
      The Dog Christmas Costume contest will be at the Griffin Park Gazebo at 11:45 a.m. The entry fee for the Dog Costume Contest will go to support A Forever Home Animal Rescue and donations of non-perishable items will be accepted at the Howey Food Pantry table across from the Griffin Park Play area. One Blood’s big red bus will be at the festival from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday. We have a critical need in Lake County so please consider donating blood.
      The Car Show, an opportunity for people to share their passion for automobiles with the festival goers, will be on E. Central Avenue from 10 a.m. with the awards ceremony at 1:30; enthusiasts can also join the parade.
      Santa will be in the Griffin Park Gazebo from 1:30 – 2:30 for free “take your own photos” with Santa. The highlight of the activities is the Howey Christmas Festival Parade at 3p.m. This year the Grand Marshall is The Cowherd family, owner of the newly renovated Howey Mansion. Also marching are the local Scout Troop 254, Howey Police Department, Lake Country Sheriff & Fire Departments, Tavares High Marching Band, Eustis High School AFJROTC, A Forever Home Small Dog Adoption, Poillion Llama Love Ranch and many, many more. The Mission Inn float with Santa and his Elves will complete the festivities.

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      5:00 pm
      Howey-in-the-Hills Holiday Celebration
  3. Dec
    15
    Sat

    1. Howey-in-the-Hills Holiday Celebration
      9:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Howey- in-the-Hills will celebrate the holiday season with its annual Christmas Festival on December 14th and 15th. This is a family friendly event, free admission, free parking and free entertainment.
      Howey-in-the-Hills is located in central Lake County on Hwy 19, exit 285 if you’re traveling north via the Turnpike, exit 296 travelling south. Information, contest, craft and parade forms are on the Howey.org website under Community.
      The festival opens on Friday at 5 p.m. at the Marianne Beck Memorial Library, 112 W. Central Avenue. The Library, Howey’s central gathering place, will host “Meet the Artist” and have Art and Baked Goods auctions as well as a BBQ raising funds for the Library Educational Center. There will be music, games and activities for young and old alike. The evening’s activities will include with the announcement of the winners of the Ugly Christmas Sweater/T-shirt and House Christmas Light Decorating Competitions at 7 p.m. At 8:00pm, the Art and Baked Goods auctions will close, and highest bidders can claim their winnings (cash or check only).
      On Saturday we will have the 3rd Annual Reindeer Dash 5k run/walk also benefitting the Marian Beck Memorial Library Educational Building Fund, online registration is available now through December 15th. The race starts on East Central Avenue and Lakeshore Boulevard at 9:00 a.m. winds down Lakeshore Blvd, through Sara Maude Mason Nature Preserve and finishes at Griffin Park. The results of the 5K will be announced at 10:30 a.m.
      The Howey Christmas Festival is an opportunity for folks to gather, celebrate the season as well as support the people of Lake County. The Howey Men’s Club will have their annual fundraiser Pancake Breakfast, 8-10:30 a.m., orange juice provided by Silver Springs Citrus. The Festival entertainment includes clowns, face painting, balloon artist, stilt walker and juggler Bruce Sarafian.
      The Dog Christmas Costume contest will be at the Griffin Park Gazebo at 11:45 a.m. The entry fee for the Dog Costume Contest will go to support A Forever Home Animal Rescue and donations of non-perishable items will be accepted at the Howey Food Pantry table across from the Griffin Park Play area. One Blood’s big red bus will be at the festival from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday. We have a critical need in Lake County so please consider donating blood.
      The Car Show, an opportunity for people to share their passion for automobiles with the festival goers, will be on E. Central Avenue from 10 a.m. with the awards ceremony at 1:30; enthusiasts can also join the parade.
      Santa will be in the Griffin Park Gazebo from 1:30 – 2:30 for free “take your own photos” with Santa. The highlight of the activities is the Howey Christmas Festival Parade at 3p.m. This year the Grand Marshall is The Cowherd family, owner of the newly renovated Howey Mansion. Also marching are the local Scout Troop 254, Howey Police Department, Lake Country Sheriff & Fire Departments, Tavares High Marching Band, Eustis High School AFJROTC, A Forever Home Small Dog Adoption, Poillion Llama Love Ranch and many, many more. The Mission Inn float with Santa and his Elves will complete the festivities.

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      9:00 am
      Howey-in-the-Hills Holiday Celebration
  4. Dec
    16
    Sun

    1. Lights in the Woods
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Trout Lake Nature Center will hold its annual fundraising holiday event “Lights In The Woods” on Sunday, December 16 from 6-8 p.m. at 520 CR 44 in Eustis. This is an opportunity for all to enjoy the nature center in the evening decorated with lights as well as a walk down a lighted trail to the lake.
      Admission is $5 per car and holiday treats and punch will be served. Enjoy live music and roasting marshmallows over a bonfire. There will be a “Bears and Claus” photo opportunity from professional photographer Bonnie Whicher for $5. Weather permitting, there will be stargazing with an expert on the dock. All proceeds go to benefit Trout Lake Nature Center and its programs.

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      6:00 pm
      Lights in the Woods
  5. Dec
    18
    Tue

    1. Ukulele Intermediate/Advanced
      6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
      Do you know your chords and are ready for a challenge? Please join our intermediate/advanced ukulele class on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Please bring your own ukulele to class or borrow one of the Library’s. The sheet music used for this class will be predominantly class rock and country & western. No registration is required for this free class. Call (352) 735-7180 (option 5) with any questions.
      W. T. Bland Public Library is located at 1995 N. Donnelly Street in Mount Dora, Florida. All library programs are free (unless otherwise noted) and open to the public. For additional information, please email lundayc@cityofmountdora.com or call (352) 735-7180 (option 5).

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      6:00 pm
      Ukulele Intermediate/Advanced