SATURDAY


VETERANS HELP: From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Stormy Hill Harley-Davidson, 2480 U.S. Highway 27 in Clermont. DAV National Service Officers will be available. All veterans who need assistance with VA benefits are urged to use this free service.
SAR MEETING: At 11 a.m. at the American Legion John Gella Memorial Post 216, 194 W. Fountain St., Fruitland Park. The Lake-Sumter Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will meet. Speaker will be LTC. K. William Hayes.
PURSE AUCTION FUNDRAISER: From 2 to 4 p.m. at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Donate your new or slightly-used purses. Call at 352-323-8750 or email veteransinfoandevents@gmail.com. Go to www.amvets2006.com.
PATRIOT’S LUNCH AND GROUNDBREAKING: From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cottages at Waters Edge in Umatilla. Free and open to the public. With a Bob Hope USO show reenactment, LC Swing Band, food trucks and the raising of a wall of the first home. Email shari@habitatls.org or call 352-483-0434, ext. 118.

SUNDAY


SUNDAY NITE DANCE: From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. every Sunday the American Legion Post 347 Hall, 699 County Road 466 in Lady Lake. Cash bar. Snacks and finger foods provided. $10. Everyone welcome. Call 352-229-1536.
PATRIOTIC CONCERT: At 3:30 and 6 p.m. at the Community United Methodist Church, 309 College Ave. in Fruitland Park. Featuring the Community UMC Music Ministry and local school choirs. Free. All Welcome.

MONDAY


CARE PACKAGES FOR TROOPS: From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. every Monday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Drop off and label "care package for our troops." Call 352-430-4355 or email veteransinfoandevents@gmail.com.
GOLF TOURNAMENT FOR VETERANS: At Golden Ocala Country Club, 8300 NW 31st Lane Road. All the net proceeds will go directly to The Villages Honor Flight Program. Call 352-750-4029.

WEDNESDAY


BINGO: From 6 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Sign in at the door. Connect with members and see what the post is all about. Call 352-323-8750, and ask for an AMVET officer or auxiliary officer.
HOLIDAY MAIL HEROES: From 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Eustis Memorial Library, 120 N. Center St. Create festive cards to send to U.S. soldiers. Enjoy hot cocoa and cookies. Call 352-357-5686.

THURSDAY


VETERANS DAY CONCERT: At 6 p.m. at the Ferran Park Bandshell in Eustis. Presented by the Eustis High jazz band, concert band and ROTC. Free. Bring a chair or blanket. Go to eustishighband.com.
BRAG ON THOSE TAGS: From 10 a.m. to noon at the Tavares Civic Center, 100 E. Caroline St. Free. Service members' family, friends and loved ones will share stories, photos and treasured items to brag about their hero. Call Cynthia Plesner at 352-742-6204.
BE A HERO DAY BLOOD DRIVE: From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Eisenhower Regional Recreational Center, 3560 Buena Vista Boulevard in The Villages. Appointments honored, walk-ins welcome. Go to www.oneblood.org or call 1-888-9-DONATE.
VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION: At 8:45 a.m. at Cypress Ridge Elementary, 350 East Ave. in Clermont. Veterans and family members arrive by 8:30 a.m., and check in at the office. With a guest speaker and the Clermont Middle School band and chorus will perform. 
DOO WOP CONCERT/DANCE: At the Wildwood Community Center on Powell Road, south of County Road 466A. Benefits The Villages Honor Flight. BYOB, entertainment, light snacks, dessert and plastic cups and ice. Cost is $15. Contact Marilyn at 352-552-6468 or MGagen@me.com.

FRIDAY


VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION: 11 a.m. at American Legion Post 219, 194 W. Fountain St. in Fruitland Park. Fruitland Park Mayor Chris Bell is the guest speaker. Free hot dogs and hamburgers for the public.
FALL FEST AND VETERANS SALUTE: From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cove Tavares Village, 1501 Sunshine Parkway in Tavares. Free. Greg White Jr. will perform. Bounce houses, hay ride, games and prizes. Call Debbie Kenny at 352-742-7111 or email dkenny@tavaresvillage.com.
FRIDAY FISH FRY: From 5 to 7 p.m. at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Non-members are required to sign in with a sponsor. For Red Friday awareness, wear red every Friday to honor those deployed. Call Post Commander or Vice at 352-323-8750, email veteransInfoandEvents@gmail.com or go to www.amvets2006.com.
VETERANS DAY EVENT: At 2 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, 401 Meadow in Leesburg. Honoring Vietnam veterans and the Huey helicopter addition. Go to lakeveterans.com.
FREE FOOD AND HAIRCUTS FOR VETERANS: From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Hair and Nail Creations Salon, 104 S. Main St. in Wildwood. All veterans will receive a free haircut which includes a consultation, shampoo, cut and style when they show current, active military identification.
FALL FEST AND VETERANS SALUTE: From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cove Tavares Village, 1501 Sunshine Parkway in Tavares. Free Concert to honor our heroes featuring Navy veteran and singer/songwriter Greg White, Jr., performing his award-winning song “Fullest Life.” Bounce houses, hay ride, food, face painting and music. Call Debbie Kenny at 352-742-7111 or email dkenny@tavaresvillage.com.
TRIBUTE TO VETERANS: From 5 to 9 p.m. at Brownwood Paddock Square in The Villages. Includes a parade of veterans, Scooter the DJ, The Villages cheerleaders, The Villages twirlers and Drum Corps., 50/50 raffle, vendors and food booths. All proceeds will be donated to Villages Honor Flight. Email tate1443@aol.com or call 352-205-9030.
SHOW BARN CANTEEN DANCE: Display at 5 p.m., show from 6 to 9 p.m. at Paquette's Historical Farmall Museum, 615 S. Whitney Road in Leesburg. Bringing back the music of the 40s. Donation is $30 per person, and a portion goes to The Villages Honor Flight. Get $4 off you wear your regulation military uniform. Free U.S. flag, coffee and doughnuts. For tickets, call 352-728-3588.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16


SUBMARINE VETERANS MEETING: At 1 p.m. in the grand hall at American Legion Post 347, 699 W. Lady Lake Blvd in Lady Lake. Every third Wednesday of the month.

THURSDAY, NOV. 17


AMERICAN LEGION POST 330 MEETING: At 7 p.m. every third Thursday of the month at Mid-Florida Lakes in Leesburg. Call 352-217-2757.

SATURDAY, NOV. 19


ANNUAL FASHION SHOW FUNDRAISER: At 9:30 a.m. at the Colony Cottage Recreation Center in The Villages. Includes brunch, raffles, door prizes and surprises. Fashions will be provided by Anthony's and Steinmart. Tickets are $15. Models will be Honor Flight volunteers and several WWII Veterans. Call LaVerne Hotlz at 352-430-0899 and 443-762-6292.
VETERANS MEETING: The Korean War & Service Veterans Chapter 169 meets at 2 p.m. the third Saturday of the month in the Silver Oaks Room at Saddlebrook Recreation Center, 3010 Saddlebrook Lane in The Villages. All Veterans who served in Korea are urged to attend. Call 352-748-7009.

SUNDAY, NOV. 20


BAKE SALE FOR CHARITY: From 1 to 7 p.m. at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Every third Sunday of the month. Check time before heading over. Call 352-323-8750, email veteransinfoandevents@gmail.com or go to www.amvets2006.com.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23


VETERANS MEETING: The Korean War & Service Veterans Chapter 169 meets at 2 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month at the Leesburg Senior Center, 1211 Penn St. All Veterans who served in Korea are urged to attend. Call 352-748-7009.

THURSDAY, DEC. 1


COAST GUARD AUXILIARY — FLOTILLA 43 MEETING: At 7 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at Mid-Florida Lakes MHP, 200 Forest Drive in Leesburg. Promote recreational boating safety while receiving specialized training and making new friends. Call 407-761-8764 or email marty@ganii.com.