The Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra will welcome guest conductor Aldert Vermeulen from the Netherlands for this very personal and intimate new concert. Vermeulen is the conductor of the Amsterdam Opera. Vermeulen was a personal friend of the composer Guy Saint-Clair, when Guy and his wife Audrey Sanders, were living in Holland. Invited to perform as a piano soloist for this concert will be the young Sten Heinoja coming here from Tallinn, Estonia. Sten is a regular soloist with the FLSO.
“Ballade in Blue” Concert – Gala Season 14 Finale: Romance and mystery will shroud the first half of this program as we begin with Guy Saint-Clair’s arrangement of “Aquarium” by Saint-Saens from the “Carnival of the Animals”. This will be followed by “Phoenix Rising”, a mini piano concerto in three movements celebrating renewal and life before “Mysterious Isles”. Both are original compositions. “Onedin Line” is Guy Saint-Clair’s arrangement from Cosma’s work created expressly for British television. “Ballade in Blue” will be the signature piece of the concert. The second half of this program will be one of exciting musical flurry celebrating Hungarian Dances arranged by Guy Saint-Clair, while being interspersed with his originals. The entire concert will be a mix of romance and passion. It will be a tribute to the late composer and pianist Guy Saint-Clair, the beloved FLSO founder.
The Thursday, April 25 Concert will be held at the Epiphany Celebration Anglican Church, located at 1724 South Bay Street / Route 19 North, Eustis, FL 32736. https://epiphanycelebration.org/. The Friday, April 26 Concert will be held at the Family Christian Center, located at 2500 South US Highway 27 at the corner of Steve’s Road in Clermont, FL 34711. https://www.fcclive.com/. All Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra concerts begin at 7:30 PM.
Concert tickets are only $42 in advance and $45 at the door. Students are only $15 and accompanying parents/teachers are $25. Group tickets are available. For tickets, sponsorship opportunities and more information, call 352-589-1500 and visit: www.FloridaLakesSymphonyOrchestra.com.
April 27th and 28th at the Kit Land Nelson Park in Apopka.
The annual festival showcases the work of approximately 75 juried artisans and crafters. In addition, 20 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
St. Paul AME Church is holding a free health fair on April 27, 2019, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Many different health care vendors will be on hand, including Big Red Bus, LRMC, Lake County Health Dept., Leesburg Regional Medical Center, Leesburg Medical Imaging, Veteran Affairs, Life Stream, Lake EMT, Lake Port Square Rehab, Tri-County Hearing, Family Physicians of Leesburg, and many more. This event is free to the community. Join us at 110 S. Lake St, Leesburg FL. 34748. For further information call 352-787-5248.
Mushrooms appear mysterious or difficult to learn, but Jon Martin can help you understand them with ease! The Trout Lake Nature Center located at 520 East CR 44, Eustis is sponsoring a Florida Mushrooming workshop featuring Jon Martin on Saturday April 27 from 1 PM until 5 PM. This workshop provides a unique opportunity to learn more about fungi and local mushrooms by combining an indoor class with outdoor mushroom walk.
Topics to be covered: Mycology concepts; Importance of mushrooms in forest ecosystems; Human uses of mushrooms; Major groups of mushrooms; Methods of identification; Proper collection/preservation techniques; Edible and medicinal/toxic or deadly mushrooms; Mushroom photography, and more.
Be sure to wear closed-toe shoes and long pants for the outdoor portion of this class.
Jon Martin aka Fungi Jon is a mycologist, teacher and photographer from Central Florida passionate about wild mushrooms. Through relatable, practical, and witty ways of instructing, he inspires others to dive into the world of mycology and explore nature intentionally. From their significant role on our planet, to their beauty and potential in bioremediation and medicine, Jon is inspired by mushrooms and spends as much time as possible in wilderness getting to know their many forms.
He is a foray leader, trusted identifier, and assistant organizer with the Florida Academic Lichen & Fungi Enthusiasts League, an academic mycology club based out of the University of Florida.
To cover the instruction costs, the cost for this workshop is $30 for TLNC members and $40 for non-members. Go to www.universe.com/mushroom2019 for more information and to register. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 352.357.7536.
Drama unfolds at “Lolita’s Gospel Brunch” as the ladies enjoy ‘girls day out’. When Judy finds her life turned upside down, she is forced to reevaluate her belief system. Her mother is out of control, her husband Kenny has gone cold, she finds her friends disappointing, well, what friends? Judy is convinced that Bible stories are just fairy tales used in churches to keep women in their place. Experience a world far away from what you may be familiar with as “The Bad Girls of the Bible” Inspirational Stage Play teaches lessons from a few blasts from the past. No matter where you come from, where you are, or where you are going, you can see yourself in one of these women.
So come and laugh, get inspired, enlightened, and empowered by “The Bad Girls of the Bible” Inspirational Stage Play on April 27, 2019, from 3:00-4:30 p.m. at Lake Sumter College Auditorium, 9501 U S Highway 441 Leesburg, FL 34788
The Lake County Ladies Chorus presents “From Sea to Shining Sea,” a musical journey across the USA on April 27, 2019, 4 pm, GraceWay Church, 10200 Morningside Drive, Leesburg. Tickets are $10. Call 352-552-1827 for details.
The Lake County Ladies Chorus will present “From Sea to Shining Sea” on April 27 at 4 pm at Graceway Church, 10200 Morningside Drive in Leesburg. The program is a musical journey across the USA, featuring such songs as “Route 66,” Shenandoah,” and “Rocky Top,” as well as patriotic favorites including “America the Beautiful.” Tickets are $10, available from any member or at the door.
The chorus, which has been in existence since 1953, brings together women who enjoy singing three-part harmony and who like to perform for local assisted living facilities, mobile home parks, and community events. The group has both a fall and a spring season. For information about the spring performance or possible membership in the group, contact Lee Garretson at 352-552-1827.
9:30 AM, Sunday, April 28 at Lake Louisa State Park sponsored by the Lake Beautyberry & Passionflower Chapters of the Florida Native Plant Society. We’ll meet in the parking lot by the Ranger Station at the park entrance, sign-in, spend a few minutes at the native plant garden by the Ranger Station then caravan back to the Big Creek Loop Trailhead.
The group will stroll along the 2 mile trail, stopping periodically to identify and comment on native plants of interest. Please wear closed shoes that protect your feet, and bring water, snacks, sunscreen, hat, bug spray and your sense of adventure.
There is no charge for the tour, but the park does charge $5/vehicle to enter so you may want to carpool or go for a swim in the lake after the hike.
Citrus and its growers have impacted Lake County for multiple generations. The Mount Dora Historical Society is featuring local citrus growers in its Sunday, April 28 program at 3:00 pm at the W.T. Bland library, 1995 N. Donnelly Street in Mount Dora. The Society’s annual meeting will follow the panel’s presentation. For more information, call 352-383-0006 or visit www.mountdorahistoricalsociety.org.
The Triangle Boat Club (TBC) is a boating and social organization which has its own clubhouse with docks and is made up of people who enjoy boating (12001 W. Burleigh Blvd, Tavares, FL 32778). But, they are also very concerned about boating safety for all and the preservation of our waterways. These goals can be met by educational programs and boat safety inspections by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. The TBC can be reached at 352-533-8398.
May 1st, Wednesday – Monthly board meeting & member’s social with news update. 4:00 PM Board Meeting with member’s social starting at 5:30 PM and potluck following at 6:30 PM. There will be a brief Boat Club news update with extra time for sharing and enjoying fellow-member camaraderie. Location of Triangle Boat Club, 12001 HY 441, Tavares. Guests are always welcomed.
May 4th, Saturday – Kentucky Derby & Cinco de Mayo party: Judi McCarroll is hosting a race day hat contest as well as annual celebration of Cinco De Mayo. There will be a Mexican dinner at a cost of $10/person. Further information will be coming out from Judi for start time and sign-up.
May 7 – 9, Tuesday through Thursday – St. Augustine Cruise: Several day cruise & overnight accommodations hosted by Cruise Master Bill Carey. Further trip details will be coming out. Call for information 352-250-9176.
May 17th, Third Friday Social: Hosted by Bill & Denise Carey. The menu will be Peruvian chicken, pasta, salad, appetizer and dessert. Put this sumptuous meal on your calendar and we’ll see you at the club. Social starts at 5:30 with dinner starting at 6:30. $10 per person.
May 22nd, Wednesday – Lunch Bunch: Hosted by Alan to the Palm Gardens across Dead River from TBC. Leave boat dock by 11:30 or plan to be there by car by noon. Call for information 352-272-1015.
May 29th, Wednesday – Work Day: Hosted by Dick Walker with more information forthcoming. Mark on your calendar from 9 AM – noon to help with cleaning and fixing up the club. Call for information 603-264-3995.
The new docks at the Triangle Boat Club are now available to members – conveniently located directly on the Dead River. For further information, call: 352-533-8398.