−Bad Art Night4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Thursday, June 29th, 4:30-6PM. Teens: can’t even draw a stick figure? We’re looking for you! Come make a sculpture, a painting, a structure, a necklace- whatever kind of art you want, as long as it’s really, REALLY bad. When you’re done, we’ll have a Bad Art Exhibition & everyone will vote for their favorite pieces. The Best Bad Art will win the Bad Art Trophy! Call the Library at 352-357-5686 to sign up! 6th– 12th grade welcome.
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.+4:30 pmBad Art Night
−Sammy the Magician Show10:30 am – 11:30 am
Friday, June 30th, 10:30AM. Get ready to laugh and marvel during the Magic of Sammy Smith Show! The show will start promptly at 10:30AM & space fills up fast, so arrive early to get a good spot. No sign-ups required.
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.+10:30 amSammy the Magician Show
−Leesburg Saturday Morning Market @ Leesburg Saturday Morning Market8:00 am – 1:00 pm+8:00 amLeesburg Saturday Morning Market @ Leesburg Saturday Morning Market
−Pancake Breakfast8:00 am – 10:00 am
The Tangerine Improvement Society will be holding an “all-you-can-eat” pancake & French toast breakfast including sausage, eggs, juice & coffee from 8 to 10 am on Saturday, July 1. $5 adults & $2 kids. 7101 Wright Avenue, Tangerine (Mount Dora). Information: 407-592-8096.+8:00 amPancake Breakfast
−AA Meetings9:00 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.+9:00 amAA Meetings
−Reduced Fee Pet Adoption10:00 am – 3:30 pm
It’s the hottest event of the summer! Join the Lake County Animal Shelter and L.E.A.S.H., Inc. for “Hot Dogs, Cool Cats.” Hosted at the shelter, 28123 County Road 561, Tavares, this fun-filled, ongoing event offers families pet adoptions at no cost from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and free hot dogs and popsicles between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. “Hot Dogs, Cool Cats” will be held on the first Saturday of the month throughout the summer: July 1 and Aug. 5.
“Summer is a wonderful season for families to consider adopting a pet,” said Brian Sheahan, Lake County Community Safety & Compliance Director. “Children are home from school and are able to spend time bonding and caring for their new best friend.”
In fact, having a family dog can benefit a child’s emotional intelligence, according to the scientific study “The Role of Pets in Enhancing Human Well-being: Effects on Child Development.” Some ways include increasing self-esteem and compassion, helping children feel accepted, improving cognitive development, lessening stress and contributing to overall happiness and health.
“It is of course important when selecting a dog or cat for your family to ensure the particular animal is the right fit for your home and lifestyle,” added Sheahan. “Our staff and volunteers are happy to work with shelter visitors to find the perfect match for your household.”
To find out more about the Lake County Animal Shelter, or to adopt or volunteer, stop by the shelter at 28123 County Road 561, Tavares, call 352-343-9688 or visit www.lakecountyfl.gov/LCAS.
For the most up-to-date information and photos of adoptable animals, follow the shelter on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LakeCountyAnimalShelter and Twitter at www.twitter.com/lakeshelterpets.
The event is sponsored by L.E.A.S.H., Inc., a non-profit agency based in Lake County that directly benefits shelter animals in need. For more information, visit www.leashinc.org, www.facebook.com/LEASHinc, or call 352-340-3803.+10:00 amReduced Fee Pet Adoption
−Eustis Independence Day Celebration5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The City of Eustis will host its Independence Day Hometown Celebration on Saturday, July 1 in Ferran Park, located at 250 Ferran Park Drive in Eustis. The free, family-friendly event runs from 5 – 9:30 p.m. and includes live music, vendors, food, a kids’ zone, a water ski show on Lake Eustis at 6:30 p.m. and a spectacular fireworks finale over the Lake at 9:30 p.m.
The free kids’ zone will feature bounce houses, water slides, a face painter, balloon animals and arts and crafts with the Eustis Historical Museum and the Lake Eustis Museum of Art. The Eustis Aquatic Center will be open for free, open-swim and splash pad use from 11:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Entertainment in the historic Alice McClelland Memorial Bandshell will feature live music from the band Shakedown and entertainment by the Mystic Jewels Dance Troupe.
“This patriotic event offers a wide variety of free, family fun. There will be something for everyone to enjoy,” said Erin Bailey, the City’s Event Coordinator. ”We are especially excited to bring back the water ski show, which attendees really enjoyed at last year’s event. This year, we’ll have a special guest, local skier but we’re keeping their identity a secret so it’s a surprise for the crowd!”
The Lakeland Water Ski Show Team, sponsored by Bay and Lake Pharmacies, will perform on Lake Eustis at 6:30 p.m. The night will be capped off at 9:30 p.m. with a fantastic display of fireworks over the Lake. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs. Pets are permitted but must remain on a leash.
The City of Eustis is seeking vendors for the event. For more event information, including how to be a vendor, contact Erin Bailey, Event Coordinator, at 352-483-5491, email@example.com or visit our website www.eustis.org.+5:00 pmEustis Independence Day Celebration
−Lake County ABATE Monthly Meeting12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The monthly meeting of Lake County chapter of ABATE (American Bikers Aimed Toward Education) is the first Sunday of each month. It’s held at the Okamumpka Eagles Aerie 4273, 27150 Haywood Worm Farm Road, Okahumpka. This month’s meeting is October 5th from noon until 2 p.m. Further information:
Contact: Don Breckenridge, 408-808-0927, firstname.lastname@example.org+12:00 pmLake County ABATE Monthly Meeting
−July 4th Picnic at Mt. Dora Amvets Post 199211:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mt. Dora Amvets Post 1992 is proud to offer on July 4th a picnic style lunch at the Post from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. We will be serving Pulled Pork with all the fixings for only $6.00. Entertainment by Homer Styles starts at 2:00 p.m. We would like to invite the public to join our Amvet Family. More information call (352) 483-3327 or visit our website: www.amvetspost1992.org+11:00 amJuly 4th Picnic at Mt. Dora Amvets Post 1992
−Tavares 4th of July Celebration4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Please plan to be our honored guests at the City of Tavares for this year’s very special event entitled, Home of the FREE, because of the BRAVE! This event will be held mark your calendars for Tuesday, July 4th.
Prepare yourself to enjoy a hometown, patriotic parade on Main Street kicked off by a seaplane flyover. One thousand American flags and 1,000 toy soldiers will be passed out before the parade begins on Main Street at 5:00pm. These two symbols instill patriotism and pride in Americans, so if you are able to arrive early enough to get a flag, waive it enthusiastically as the parade passes by! And take a toy soldier home to remind you to pray for those who serve our country.
After the parade, guests are encouraged to head to Wooton Park to enjoy loads of fabulous, family-fun with live music, food trucks, inflatable rides & face painting – compliments of the Tavares Chamber of Commerce and their generous sponsors. There will be a library book give-away, the Big Red Bus, tattoo artist, a dance party, photo booth, painting with a twist and tasty sausage samples provided by Gold Meat, purveyors of fine Brazilian-spiced meats.
But wait a minute…there’s so much more! As you may have guessed by the title, this year’s event is designed to honor our brave men and women who freely give of themselves to protect us and to keep our country free. In the Town Square, or as we are calling it on July 4th, Military Square, plan to see military vehicles on display, listen to performances by the Maiden Voyage Band, run through an inflatable boot camp obstacle course, shop the vendor booths, and will you please bring an item or two to the booths in Military Square for the KISS and for Operation Paperback programs (see below).
Also, if you want to honor your hero in a visual way, please submit photos of your military family member or EMT, Firefigher, or Law Enforcement Officer who is or who is not still active in these fields to email@example.com and a slideshow will be shown on digital monitors throughout the evening (installed facing Rockingham Avenue) to honor these heroes.
First time in Tavares! Interactive, 3-D street painting (or also known as chalk art) on Rockingham Avenue. Get your photo taken IN the image! Cool stuff!
*The Ocklawaha Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) was established in March, 1916 and is based in Eustis, Florida. The chapter will be accepting donations for Operation Paperback on July 4th. Operation Paperback was founded in 1999. Volunteers collect gently used CDs, DVDs and paperback books and send them to American troops, veterans and military families. We are proud to say THANK YOU to all members of the military for the sacrifices they make in the service of our country. Donations of music CDs, DVDs and gently used paperback books for all reading genres except romance are requested. Donations can be brought to our tent at the festival.
And don’t forget to stay for the majestic flag raising ceremony & fireworks show over the water at 9:00 pm. Simply breathtaking!
If this doesn’t move you, you might want to check your pulse. (smile).
NOTE: Rain out date for fireworks show is July 5th at 9:00 p.m. and access to the FREE parking garage is from North Sinclair Avenue, not from Main Street.
Items needed for KISS program: apple sauce (4 oz.); canned fruit; creamer packets; Goodies and BC Powder; gum; hand sanitizer; insect repellent; Kool Aid (pkgs); magazines; oatmeal (pkgs); peanut butter cups; phone cards; ramen noodles; sugar (pkgs); sunscreen; tuna fish (cans); batteries; coffee; cookies; granola bars; hand held games; hot chocolate; juice boxes; lip balm (unscented); moist towlettes; paperback books; peanuts (pkgs); pop tarts; Slim Jims; sunflower seeds; trail mix; Vienna sausages (cans).+4:00 pmTavares 4th of July Celebration
−Leesburg 4th of July Celebration6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The City of Leesburg’s 4th of July Celebration takes place on Tuesday, July 4th from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. This will be a fabulous day of family fun and entertainment.
Attendees can expect festive foods, inflatables sponsored by City of Leesburg Parks and Recreation, Leesburg Regional Medical Center will be sponsoring FREE face painting, photo booth, stilt walker, plus FREE Leesburg Lightning game, LIVE music from Mystic Dino, a renowned reggae band, and a spectacular firework display seen from the shores of beautiful Venetian Gardens.
The Leesburg Partnership, non-profit group organizing the event, has contracted Zambelli Fireworks to once again provide this year’s fireworks show. “You will not want to miss the Zambelli Firework display, they put on an amazing show and this year it promises to be the best experience in all of Lake County,” says Joe Shipes, CEO of the Leesburg Partnership.
The Leesburg Pool at Venetian Gardens will be open free of charge from 1:00pm to 8:00pm. Mystic Dino will begin at 6:00pm. The Leesburg Lightning will take the field against the Winter Park Diamond Dawgs at 6:00pm.
Free parking available within short walking distance from Venetian Gardens and Pat Thomas Baseball Field.
Leesburg‘s 4th of July Celebration at Venetian Gardens is sponsored by the City of Leesburg, Leesburg Partnership, City of Leesburg Parks and Recreation Department, Leesburg Boat Club, Wayne Densch Distributors, Romac Lumber, Daily Commercial, Lake Front TV, Lake Sumter Television, Comcast, and Style Magazine.
For the latest information and details of Leesburg’s 4th of July Celebration event please visit 4thofjuly.leesburgofjuly.leesburgpartnership.com or facebook.com/LeesburgPartnership or call the Leesburg Partnership at (352)365-0053 or the City of Leesburg Parks and Recreation Department at (352)728-9870.+6:00 pmLeesburg 4th of July Celebration
−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.+7:00 pmHarris Chain Bassmasters, Inc.
−Support Group – Childhood Sexual Abuse7:30 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.+7:30 pmSupport Group – Childhood Sexual Abuse