Huge white elephant sale fundraiser will be held February 23 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Fox Rub Clubhouse, 440 Fox Run Blvd, Tavares, FL 32778
We feature household goods, plans, jewelry, books, puzzles, home-baked delights. Unsold items go to charity. We are one mile up Dead River Road in Tavares.
In honor of Black History Month, The Lady Lake Historical Society at the Log Cabin Park, 106 US Hwy 441 Lady Lake, will pay tribute and open with a new exhibit on February 23rd from 10am to 4pm titled: “African American Heritage of Lady Lake and the Local Area”.
This exhibition will explore the cultural influence and contributions of the African American People in Lady Lake during times of division, crisis and changes. Visitors will learn how and when these communities were established. How they settled and lived in the Lady Lake Area. Amongst the museum’s collection, are two very large artifacts on display, the pew from Equity Baptist Church and the Train Ticket windows in the rear of the museum.
Florida had long been a place of refuge and opportunities offering black families a wide variety of land and jobs. The climate and soil were perfect for farming citrus fruits, watermelons, pineapples, sugar cane, tomatoes and much more. Most of the new settlers were share croppers, tenant farmers, or farm laborers. Many came from the Carolinas and Georgia specially to work in the citrus industry.
This and many other facts and interesting stories will be on display for your enjoyment. To celebrate the opening of the exhibition, the Lady Lake Historical Society will host a refreshment reception from 1pm to 3pm when visitors will have an opportunity to meet & greet the story writer; A Gallery Talk led by Sharon K. Solomon. For more information about the AA Heritage exhibit, please contact the firstname.lastname@example.org or call (352) 259-4359. Free Admission. The LLHS is a non-profit organization exclusively for charitable and educational purposes.
Don’t miss the “Sweet Heart Book Sale sponsored by Friends of the Library, Mount Dora starting Saturday, February 16th at 10:00 and running through Saturday, February 23rd during normal Library hours: Saturday – 10:00 – 5:00, Sunday 1:00 – 6:00, closed Monday 2/18 for the holiday, Tuesday and Wednesday 10:00 – 8:00pm and Thursday and Friday 10:00 – 6:00.
Just like previous events the sale includes a HUGE selection of like new or slightly used books with most priced at 50 cents or less. Choose from a large selection of children books for all reading levels, fiction including many popular authors, non-fiction covering most topic categories, CD’s, Vintage books, classics, rare finds and more.
The Library is located at 1995 N Donnelly St, Mount Dora, FL.
You are cordially invited to the Umatilla Historical Museum’s Annual Barbecue Saturday, February 23rd, from noon until 4 p.m. at the Museum. An art show will be in the upstairs gallery. Join us for delicious barbecue, fellowship and fun. For information call 352.669.7200. The Museum is located at 299 N. Trowell Avenue
Why was Soviet Premier Nikita Krushchev so pleased to hear news from Mount Dora? What First Lady dazzled Mount Dorans with her shoveling skills? Where in the world was Pistolville? The answers to these and other questions about Mount Dora’s past will be answered when the W.T. Bland Public Library presents local author and historian Gary McKechnie as he share tales from his book ‘A Brief History of Mount Dora’ on Saturday, February 23 at 2 p.m.
Co-written with his wife, Nancy Howell, the authors’ in-depth research of city and county archives and historic documents was complemented by long-term relationships with local historians and residents who shared intriguing and entertaining stories in danger of being lost to time. The first local history to be published since 2001 was written in a casual, conversational style which will be mirrored in the presentation which will includes insights into ‘Honky Tonk Freeway’, the big budget film shot in Mount Dora; the nation’s largest Cold War era fallout shelter hidden somewhere underground in Mount Dora; and a salute to famed Mount Dora Topic reporter Mabel Norris Reese and her ongoing efforts to combat Sheriff Willis McCall’s reign of terror.
“We were amazed at how often Mount Dora made national, and even international news,” explains McKechnie. “Having lived here since 1992 and having written about Florida’s history for years, we both assumed we knew nearly everything about our hometown. But as we dug into the research, we realized we had just scratched the surface — and that’s what makes sharing this information with audiences so much fun. People have no idea how extraordinary this place is.”
McKechnie is a former stand-up comedian and National Geographic author who also wrote the nation’s best-selling motorcycle guidebook.
Admission to the talk on Saturday, February 23rd at 2 p.m. is free and refreshments will be available. The W.T. Bland Public Library is located at 1995 N. Donnelly Street in Mount Dora. Signed copies of ‘A Brief History of Mount Dora’ will be available for sale. For more information, call the library at (352) 735-7180.
Ladies, you are invited to a Happy Trails Luncheon on Thursday, February 28. Our speaker will be William Cummings from Port Orange. The event will be held at the Tavares Community Center located at 100 E. Caroline Street, Tavares (behind the library) from 11:00am to 1:00pm. The cost is $19.00 inclusive. For reservations, call Mary @ 352-253-0561 by February 25th. 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.
February 26th, 9am-3pm at Lake County Extension Center, 1951 Woodlea Rd., Tavares
Experts in the management and control of invasive species will cover a variety of topics ranging from early detection and rapid response to herbicide safety. CEUs and lunch are provided. Pre-registration required a www.nisaw2019.eventbrite.com.
Join AdventHealth Waterman every Tuesday for the eight-week Super Noggin course from Jan. 29 to March 19 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at AdventHealth Waterman Conry CREATION Center, 1000 Waterman Way, Tavares.
This fun, energizing program is designed to help you take control of your brain health. Through a unique blend of instruction, motivation, and activities, the Super Noggin course will teach different ways and approaches to brain-healthy living.
The brain is part of your body’s central nervous system and is the most complicated part of your body. Daily, your brain processes about 70,000 thoughts and determines every aspect of your life. Keeping it healthy and fit is key for whole person wellness.
The course cost is $50.
To register or for more information, call (352) 253-3685 or visit ConryCREATIONHealth.com.
Mount Dora Lions Club
The Mount Dora Lions Club will meet at the Lakeside Inn, 100 North Alexander Street, Mt. Dora, Florida on Tuesday February 26, 2019. The speaker for this month will be Mia Wilchombe on Diabetes Awareness.
Visiting Lions and prospective members are invited to bring their enthusiasm and join us. Social hour will be at 5:30 PM. The dinner meeting will begin at 6:30 PM.
The Mount Dora Lions Club provides services such as eye examinations, eye glasses, and diabetes screening. The Mount Dora Lions also sponsors the Mount Dora High School Leo Club, the youth organization of Lionism. The Leos meet the first Tuesday of every month at the Mount Dora High School. To date, there are 17 members and growing.
Come join us on March 31st from 2 PM – 5 PM at Break Point Alley in Tavares for our “Strike for Sight” fundraiser which will benefit the Mt Dora Kids Sight Camera Initiative. You will be helping a worthy cause for kids, and having a fun afternoon. For more information, visit our website or contact Brian at 352-223-4289. Hope to see you there!
For information, services, and upcoming events, please call 352-449-8443, or go to our Web Site at www.mtdoralions.org
February 27th, 10am -11: 30am at Lady Lake Library 225 W Guava Street, Lady Lake
Learn the proper way to close a home or leave for an extended period of time. Participants will gain an understanding of what they can do to minimize the possibility of discovering serious issues when they return. Please register online for this free class at fcslake.eventbrite.com.