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  1. Apr
    28
    Fri

    1. National Arbor Day in Eustis
      10:00 am – 11:00 am

      The City of Eustis will celebrate National Arbor Day on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 10 a.m. at Eustis Heights Elementary School located at 250 W. Atwater Ave. As part of the event, Mayor Robert Morin will read the National Arbor Day Proclamation and members of Commission, City officials and students from fourth grade classes will participate in a ceremonial tree planting. The event is open to the public.
      Earlier this month, Eustis was named a 2016 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. It is the 25th year Eustis has earned this national recognition. In addition, for the 20th consecutive year, Eustis received a Tree City USA Growth Award for demonstrating progress in its community forestry program. The prestigious award honors environmental improvement and higher levels of tree care in Tree City USA communities.
      Eustis achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program’s four requirements; a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.
      “The City of Eustis is proud of the recognition from the Arbor Day Foundation and we are excited to involve local students in this important community event,” said Mayor Morin. “We will continue our efforts to maintain and increase the trees within the City as we promote the positive effects trees have on our neighborhoods, environment and wildlife.”
      Cleaner air, improved stormwater management and energy savings are among the benefits enjoyed by Tree City USA communities. Trees provide multiple benefits to a community when properly planted and maintained. They help to improve the visual appeal of a neighborhood, increase property values, reduce home cooling costs, remove air pollutants and provide wildlife habitat, among many other benefits.
      “We want our students to participate in the Arbor Day Celebration because we want to educate our students on the important role trees play in the stability of our environment,” said Eustis Heights Elementary School Principal Chad Frazier. “The more we can educate our students on this issue, the more awareness we bring to our community.”
      The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and National Association of State Foresters. More information can be found at www.arborday.org .

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      10:00 am
      National Arbor Day in Eustis
  2. Apr
    29
    Sat

    1. Leesburg Saturday Morning Market @ Leesburg Saturday Morning Market
      8:00 am – 1:00 pm
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      8:00 am
      Leesburg Saturday Morning Market @ Leesburg Saturday Morning Market
    2. AA Meetings
      9:00 am – 10:00 am

      Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, with ASL Interpreter, every Saturday 9:00am. Florida Hospital Waterman, Garden Conference Rooms A&B. Contact: Mary 352-383-2595 or Jim 352-360-9912 for more info.

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      9:00 am
      AA Meetings
    3. Apopka Art and Foliage Festival
      9:00 am – 5:00 pm

      The “Crazy Hat Committee” of the Apopka Woman’s Club has been busy creating recycled decorated hats to sell at the Apopka Art and Foliage Festival on April 29th and 30th at the Kit Land Nelson Park in Apopka.
      The bases of the hats are covered in colorful newspaper and then the creativity begins, using artificial flowers, feathers, beads, leaves, fringe, ribbons, net and lots of glue. Most everything used to create the hats is donated. A hat can take forty five minutes to one hour to make so each hat is a real bargain at $3.00 each.
      Stop by the “Crazy Hat” Booth and find the one that is just perfect for you.
      The annual festival showcases the work of more than 100 juried artisans and crafters. In addition, 22 of the top foliage growers from Central Florida will bring a large variety of plants for purchase.
      There will be entertainment, food, children’s activities and bus tours to local nurseries. Pets are not permitted in the park by city ordinance. All proceeds are distributed to deserving charitable organizations in Apopka.
      For further information see www.apopkaartandfoliagefestival.org  or  #apopkaartandfoliage
      Saturday, April 29th 9:00 am to 5:00 pm – Sunday, April 30th 10:00 am to 4:00 pm – Kit Land Nelson Park, 35 S. Park Ave. Apopka, FL 32703. Sponsored by Apopka Woman’s Club and The City of Apopka. Admission is free.

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      9:00 am
      Apopka Art and Foliage Festival
    4. How to Clinic
      9:00 am – 11:00 am

      Free How-To Clinic in Mount Dora
      The experts at Lowe’s of Mount Dora will be hosting an upcoming How-To Clinic that is free and open to the public.  Thies event is courtesy of Lowe’s, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter, Florida. Lowe’s will be sponsoring Habitat’s National Women Build Week May 6-14 – an event that invites women to help make a difference and devote at least one day to help build decent and affordable housing in their local communities. For questions or to RSVP call 352-483-0434 Ext. 133.
      All are welcome to join: How to – Painting & Trim – Wednesday, April 29th, 9AM – 11AM at Lowe’s, 18795 US Highway 441, Mount Dora, FL 32757.
      The transformation from a construction project to a home can be dramatic. This clinic focuses on how to achieve that by installing trim moldings and applying primers and paints.

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      9:00 am
      How to Clinic
    5. Healthy Kids Day at Golden Triangle YMCA
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      The community is invited to charge into summer with Healthy Kids Day at the Golden Triangle YMCA on Saturday April 29th. This family oriented event provides opportunities to learn about healthy eating with cooking demonstrations, nutrition tips and sampling of healthy foods in a farmer’s market setting. Visitors will also learn how to plant and grow a garden. Children can get swimming skills assessment, sample new youth fitness classes, participate in sports activities, trivia games and a scavenger hunt. Door prizes and take home gifts will also be offered. Hours for this special event are10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, is free and open to the public.
      Sponsors for Healthy Kids Day are the Goblin Market, Empower School of Discipleship and Life, High Five Frozen Yogurt, Florida Hospital Medical Group, Ankle & Foot Center of Central Florida, Living Towers, Devereux, Florida Hospital Waterman, Lake Cares, Lake Eustis Museum of Art and Subway. The Golden Triangle YMCA is located at 1465 David Walker Drive, Tavares, Fl 32778. For more information please contact Lisa Fisher at (352)343-1144 or email lfisher@cfymca.org.

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      10:00 am
      Healthy Kids Day at Golden Triangle YMCA
    6. Kaleb Kares Benefit
      5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

      Grammy Award-winning Christian recording artist keynote speaker and singer, Laura Story, will entertain at the annual banquet dinner and silent auction to benefit Kaleb Kares, Inc., a non-profit organization. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. on April 29, 2017 at Lake Receptions, 4425 N. Hwy 19A in Mount Dora. Tickets can be purchased at:
      KalebKares.com/banquet/

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      5:30 pm
      Kaleb Kares Benefit
  3. Apr
    30
    Sun

    1. Apopka Art and Foliage Festival
      10:00 am – 5:00 pm

      The “Crazy Hat Committee” of the Apopka Woman’s Club has been busy creating recycled decorated hats to sell at the Apopka Art and Foliage Festival on April 29th and 30th at the Kit Land Nelson Park in Apopka.
      The bases of the hats are covered in colorful newspaper and then the creativity begins, using artificial flowers, feathers, beads, leaves, fringe, ribbons, net and lots of glue. Most everything used to create the hats is donated. A hat can take forty five minutes to one hour to make so each hat is a real bargain at $3.00 each.
      Stop by the “Crazy Hat” Booth and find the one that is just perfect for you.
      The annual festival showcases the work of more than 100 juried artisans and crafters. In addition, 22 of the top foliage growers from Central Florida will bring a large variety of plants for purchase.
      There will be entertainment, food, children’s activities and bus tours to local nurseries. Pets are not permitted in the park by city ordinance. All proceeds are distributed to deserving charitable organizations in Apopka.
      For further information see www.apopkaartandfoliagefestival.org  or  #apopkaartandfoliage
      Saturday, April 29th 9:00 am to 5:00 pm – Sunday, April 30th 10:00 am to 4:00 pm – Kit Land Nelson Park, 35 S. Park Ave. Apopka, FL 32703. Sponsored by Apopka Woman’s Club and The City of Apopka. Admission is free.

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      10:00 am
      Apopka Art and Foliage Festival
    2. One Man Play – The Box at Bay Street Theatre
      8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      St. Augustine Actor-Playwright Lee Weaver will present his powerful one-man play about a homeless Vietnam veteran with PTSD, The Box at the Bay Street Theatre, 109 Bay Street, Eustis 32726 at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 30th. The performance, one of the events associated with the hosting of The Moving Wall Vietnam Veterans Memorial is open to all at no cost. All are welcome, no advance arrangements are necessary. For best directions call 352-357-7777. For further information call 904-687-8779.

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      8:00 pm
      One Man Play – The Box at Bay Street Theatre
  4. May
    2
    Tue

    1. Harris Chain Bassmasters, Inc.
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      This fishing club meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month at VFW Post 8087, 4065 N. County Road 19A in Mount Dora. Fishing is held the first Sunday of each month. The club is seeking new members. Boaters and non-boaters are welcome. For details please call 352.223.1602 or 386.801.5093.

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      7:00 pm
      Harris Chain Bassmasters, Inc.
    2. Support Group – Childhood Sexual Abuse
      7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      Adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse group has meetings every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in Tavares. This is a self help support group using 12 steps of Survivors of Incest Anonymous and Courage to Heal Workbook. Call for more information 352-406-7485.

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      7:30 pm
      Support Group – Childhood Sexual Abuse