THURSDAY


FESTIVAL OF TREES: At 3 p.m. at HarborChase of Villages Crossing, 13517 NE 86th Court in Lady Lake. With food and live entertainment. Go to www.harborchase.com.
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON: At 11:30 a.m. at the Leesburg Community Center, 109 East Dixie Ave. The event is open to all area widows and widowers. Cost is $10. RSVP at 352-787-0403 or rreed@beyersfhc.com.
SENIOR TECH TALK: From 11 a.m. to noon every Thursday at the Eustis Recreation Department, 2214 Bates Ave. Bring your own devices. Free for all seniors. Call 352-357-8510.
LAKE COUNTY FARMERS AND FLEA MARKET: From 8 a.m. to noon every Thursday (except holidays) at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 2101 County Road 452 in Eustis. For information, call Cole Scharlau at 352-357-9692
CRAFTY KIDS: From 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. every Thursday at the Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Free. Children of all ages are invited to make a craft at the library to take home. Call Penny Richardson at 352-728-9790 or email penny.richardson@leesburgflorida.gov. 
ANHEUSER BUSCH CLYDESDALES: From 6 to 8 p.m. at Towne Square, 501 W. Main St. in Leesburg. Go to www.leesburgevents.com.
COLOR ME CALM: From 10 to 11 a.m. every second Thursday of the month at the Minneola Schoolhouse Library, 100 S. Main Ave. Color and drink tea with calming background music and lavender oil diffused into the air. All supplies are provided. Call Diane Merchant at 352-432-3921 or email dmerchant@minneola.us.
BASKET AND ORNAMENT SALE: From 9 a.m. to noon at Lake Miona Regional Rec Center,1526 Buena Vista Blvd. in The Villages. Proceeds benefit Camp Boggy Creek in Eustis. Free.

FRIDAY


FRIDAY FISH FRY: From 5 to 7 p.m. every Friday 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.
JAZZ TRIO: From 7 to 10 p.m. every Friday at Lakeside Inn, 100 Alexander St. in Mount Dora. Featuring Johny Carlsson on piano, Barry Smith on drums and Larry Jacoby on bass.
HOLIDAY SHOWCASE: From 5 to 8 p.m. at Artisans on Fifth, 134 E. Fifth Ave. in Mount Dora. Featuring work from 25 artists. Go to www.artisansonfifth.com.
CELEBRATE SHABBAT: At 7 p.m. at Congregation Beth Sholom, 315 North 13th St. in Leesburg. Led by Rabbi Karen Allen. An Oneg Shabbat will follow the service. Go to http://bethsholomflorida.org.
BOAT PARADE: From 5 to 8 p.m. at Griffin Park in Howey-in-the-Hills. With ugly sweater contest and much more.
NUTCRACKER CHRISTMAS SHOW: From 7 to 11 p.m. at Anastassia Ballroom and Dance, 32624 Blossom Lane in Leesburg. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Reserve tickets at 352-533-7400 or info@anastassiaballroom.com.
24th ANNUAL MOUNT DORA CHRISTMAS WALK: From 6 to 9 p.m. at Donnelly Park, on Donnelly Street 5th Avenue in downtown. Free. Featuring live music, dancing, shopping and Santa. Go to www.mountdora.com.
HOMETOWN CHRISTMAS: From 5 p.m. to midnight at Fruitland Park City Hall, 506 W. Berckman St. With Santa and Mrs. Claus, free hot dogs and drinks, bonfire and vendors. Go to http://fruitlandpark.org.
GAME NIGHT: At 6:30 p.m. in classroom C-D at Fairway Christian Church, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Bring your favorite game or come learn a new game. Bring a few snacks to share. Call 352-259-9305 or go to www.fairwaycc.org.
MOVIE IN THE PARK: At 7 p.m. at Ferran Park on the Band Shell stage. Free. Showing "How the Grinch Stole Christmas." Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Call 352-357-7969 or 352-357-8510.
DUTCH OVEN COOKING: From 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Dade Battlefield Historic Park, 7200 County Road 603 in Bushnell. Make several cast-iron dishes and then sample them. Cost is $3 per vehicle or annual park pass, plus $5 per person. Call 352-793-4781.

SATURDAY


CROCHET CLASS: From noon to 2 p.m. every Saturday at the W.T. Bland Public Library, 1995 N. Donnelly St. in Mount Dora. bring a size J crochet hook, yarn and scissors. Class projects include a newborn infant’s cap, a star-shaped pot holder and a lady’s hat with ornamentation. Free. Call 352-735-7180, option 5.
ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLASS: From 11 to 11:45 a.m. every Saturday at the W.T. Bland Public Library, 1995 N. Donnelly St. in Mount Dora. Learn to speak English. Free. Call 352-735-7180, option 5.
LEESBURG SATURDAY MORNING MARKET: From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday at Towne Square, 501 W. Main St. With local farmers, craftsmen, bakers and artists. Call 352-365-0053.
SCOTT'S MAZE ADVENTURE: From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Saturday through Dec. 10 at Scott's Country Market at Long and Scott Farms, 26216 County Road 448A in Mount Dora. Last ticket sold at 3 p.m. Cost is $12, kids under 3 are free. Featuring a six-acre corn maze, 60-foot slide, jumping pillow, rope maze, zip line, picnic area, food vendors, hay rides and farm tours. Go to www.longandscottfarms.com.
FISH FRY: From 11 a.m to 2 p.m. at the Yalaha Community Center, 26548 Yalaha Road. $5 for a fish sandwich and $8 for the sandwich, cole slaw and fries. Call 352-233-5518 or 352-321-1141 to place an order.
SANTA MEET AND GREET: From 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cagan Crossings Community Library, 16729 Cagan Oaks in Clermont. Free. Call 352-243-1840 or email caganfriends@gmail.com.
CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION: Pancake breakfast at 8 a.m., Reindeer Dash 5k at 9 a.m., doggie costume contest at 10 a.m. and parade at 3 p.m. in Howey-in-the-Hills. With cookie contest, coffee truck and food trucks.
CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK WITH SNOW: From 5 to 9 p.m. at Donnelly Park, 5th Avenue and Donnelly Street in Mount Dora. With snow, sledding, Santa, food, games and fun.
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA: From 8 to 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Eustis, 117 S. Center St. Enjoy a pancake breakfast and take pictures with Santa. Call 352-598-8105.
41ST ANNUAL CRACKER CHRISTMAS PARADE AND FESTIVAL: From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cadwell Park, 3 Cassady St. in Umatilla. Free. Parade will be at 9:30 a.m. with the theme of Santa's toy shop. Dog jog at 9:30 a.m. Go to www.umatillachamber.org.
AUTHORS IN THE PARK: From 1 to 4 p.m. at Osprey Lodge, 1761 Nightingale Lane in Tavares. The 5th Annual Christmas Book-tacular features more than 20 authors. Call Mark Miller at 352-385-4499 or email Mark@MillerWords.com.
WINTER SPARROW ID CLASS: From 8 to 11 a.m. at PEAR Park-WCA, 4800 University Ave. in Leesburg. Free. RSVP to Gallus Quigley at 352-253-4950 or parksandtrails@lakecountyfl.gov.
25th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARADE: At 4 p.m. in downtown Groveland. Call Rebekah Morgan at 352-429-4290x227 or email rebekah.morgan@groveland-fl.gov.
LIGHT UP GROVELAND: At 6 p.m. at Lake David Park, 243 S. Lake Ave. With Santa and Mrs. Claus. Call Rebekah Morgan at 352-429-4290x227 or email rebekah.morgan@groveland-fl.gov.
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: At 2 and 7:30 p.m. at Lake-Sumter State College's Paul P. Williams Fine Arts Auditorium, 9501 U.S. Highway 441 in Leesburg. Cost is $27. With the American Big Band. Call Erin O'Steen Lewin at 352-365-3506 or email LewinE@LSSC.edu.
EUSTIS ART LEAGUE MEETING: From 2 to 4 p.m. the second saturday of the month at the Lake Eustis Museum of Art, 1 W. Orange Ave. Go to www.eustisartleague.com.
FOOD TRUCK-N-FLICK NIGHT: From 5 to 10 p.m. the second Saturday of the month at Towne Square, 510 W. Main St. in Leesburg. With food trucks, live music and a movie. Call 352-255-2232.

SATURDAY and SUNDAY


ANNUAL WINE AND CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL: From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Lakeridge Winery in Clermont. With festive music, food and beverage vendors, wines and beer. No pets. Go to www.lakeridgewinery.com.
GUN SHOW: From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Lake County Expo Center/Fairgrounds, 2101 County Road 452 in Eustis. $5. Go to www.flgunshows.com.

SUNDAY


LOW-COST PET VACCINATIONS: From 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Dollar General on Highway 44 in Pine Lakes. Clinic is open to everyone, no appointment needed. Proceeds benefit abused animals. Call 386-748-8993 for questions.
"AT LAST, NOEL" CHRISTMAS MUSICAL: At 6 p.m. at the Worship Center at GraceWay Church, 10200 Morningside Drive in Leesburg. Ali Dickson will lead the 60-voice Celebration Choir. Free. Dessert social to follow. Call 352-728-1620 or go to www.gracewaychurch.us.
CHRISTMAS CONCERT: At 2 p.m. at St. Timothy Catholic Church, 1351 Paige Place in The Villages. Presented by the Magna Campana Community Handbell Ensemble. Tickets will be available at the door.
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: From 2 to 4:30 p.m. at Lake-Sumter State College's Paul P. Williams Fine Arts Auditorium, 9501 U.S. Highway 441 in Leesburg. Cost is $27. With the American Big Band. Call Erin O'Steen Lewin at 352-365-3506 or email LewinE@LSSC.edu.
MOUNT DORA FLOW ARTS SPIN JAM: From 4 to 9 p.m. at Gilbert Park, 310 S Tremain St. Free. Meets the second Sunday of each month, poi spinners, hoopers, jugglers, aerialists, yogis come together in downtown. This event is open to anyone. Call 321-236-0991.
THE GIFT OF CHRISTMAS: At 9 and 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Mount Dora, 439 E. Fifth Ave. Call 352-383-2005 or go to www.mtdorafumc.org.
DIVORCE CARE GROUP: From 6:30 to 8 p.m. every Sunday Through Dec. 18 at Oxford Assembly of God, 12114 N. U.S. Highway 301. $20 charge for book costs. Nursery is provided. Call 352-748-6124.
MOUNT DORA VILLAGE MARKET: From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday At Evans Park on Donnelly Street at Lake Dora. Superb quality local produce, eclectic food, handmade crafts and ample parking. Go to www.mountdoramarket.com.
FARMERS MARKET: From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday in downtown Clermont. Fresh produce, fresh or frozen fish, eggs, flowers, plants, shrubs, decorative items, live music and a petting zoo.
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.
GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: From 3 to 5 p.m. at First Presbyterian Eustis, 117 S. Center St. GriefShare meets every Sunday to help people face challenges and move toward rebuilding their lives. Go to www.fpceustis.com.
SCOTT'S MAZE ADVENTURE: From 1 to 5 p.m. every Sunday through Dec. 11 at Scott's Country Market at Long and Scott Farms, 26216 County Road 448A in Mount Dora. Last ticket sold at 3 p.m. Cost is $12, kids under 3 are free. Featuring a six-acre corn maze, 60-foot slide, jumping pillow, rope maze, zip line, picnic area, food vendors, hay rides and farm tours. Go to www.longandscottfarms.com.

MONDAY


THE NUTCRACKER: At 1:45 p.m. in Room 108 at the Cooper Memorial Library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive in Clermont. Call 352-536-2275 or email at operaatcooperlibrary@gmail.com.
RAILWAY EMPLOYEES MEETING: At 11 a.m. the second Monday of the month at Golden Corral, 3950 Wedgewood Lane in The Villages. Lunch is $11.25 and includes meal, drink, tax and gratuity. For the National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees, Unit 66. Call 352-748-7009.
REAL WOMEN OF JESUS: From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at theCross Mount Dora, 18800 U.S. Highway 441. Childcare is available from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
REAL MEN OF JESUS: From 6 to 9 p.m. at theCross Mount Dora, 18800 U.S. Highway 441. This group typically meets on the second Monday each month and will also be doing service projects throughout the year. Email jgranger@ridgeoutdoors.com.
ADULT COLORING: From 10 to 11 a.m. every Monday at the Eustis Recreation Department, 2214 Bates Ave. A fun way to socialize, de-stress and create a piece of art. All coloring pages and colored pencils are supplied. Free for all seniors. Call 352-357-8510.
SENIOR TECH TALK: From 11 a.m. to noon every Monday at the Eustis Recreation Department, 2214 Bates Ave. Bring your own devices. Free for all seniors. Call 352-357-8510.
LIVE MUSIC AND SONG: From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Monday at the Hayseed Restaurant in Webster. Featuring Bristo McGregor Skinner with singing, yodeling, western song and guitar.
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.
TOASTMASTERS MEETING: From 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Monday at FaithPoint Church, 290 Citrus Tower Blvd., Suite 200 in Clermont. Call 352-234-6495.
TINY EXPLORERS: From 10 to 11 a.m. every Monday at the Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Bring your toddler to play in educational stations for a hands-on fun-filled adventure in learning and to interact with others the same age. Call Melissa Curry at 352-728-9790 or email melissa.curry@leesburgflorida.gov.
SMOOTH COUNTRY BAND: From 7 to 9 p.m. every Monday at Olympia Banquets & Events, 2728 West Old Highway 441 in Mount Dora. $7. Enjoy music and dancing with The Smooth Country Band featuring David Allen Potter, David Peddicord, Vern Brewer, George Hawkins and Stan Chase. Call David Potter at 386-677-3625.

TUESDAY


FREE HELP SESSION: In the Genealogy Room on the second floor of Cooper Memorial Library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive in Clermont. Presented by the Pastfinders Genealogical Society. Call 352-242-9805 for time.
EUSTIS SENIOR SOCIAL CLUB: At 9:30 a.m. every Tuesday at in the Garden Room at the Eustis Recreation Department, 2214 Bates Ave. Come socialize and be active with friends while enjoying coffee and donuts, playing bingo, cards, instructional classes, monthly potlucks and day trips. Call 352-357-8510.
FARMERS MARKET: From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Tuesday at Log Cabin Park, 106 S. U.S. Highway 441/27 in Lady Lake. Fresh Produce, home baked goods and crafts. Call 352-537-4197 or email Susan@ladylakechamber.com.
PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS: From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Tuesday at the Leesburg Public Library, 100 East Main St. Free class for beginners. Call Tim Hocker at 352-728-7289x800 or email tim.hocker@leesburgflorida.gov.

TUESDAY to THURSDAY, DEC. 15


SANTA TOUR IN MOUNT DORA: From 5:45 to 9:30 p.m. On Dec. 13 Santa will follow a route west of Donnelly Street, Dec. 14 he will travel a route east of Donnelly Street and Dec. 15 he will take the route north of 441.

WEDNESDAY


WACKY SENIOR WEDNESDAYS: From 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Eustis Recreation Department, 2214 Bates Ave. Test your hand or mind at trivia, card games, dice games or puzzles. Free for all seniors. Call 352-357-8510.
TEEN CLUB: From 3:30 to 5 p.m. every Wednesday at the Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Free events include crafts, interactive games, movies, video games, challenges and party time. Call Tim Hocker at 352-728-9790 or email tim.hocker@leesburgflorida.gov.
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.
CANASTA: At 1:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Marianne Beck Memorial Library, 112 W. Central Ave. in Howey-in-the-Hills. Call 352-324-0254 to register.
BIBLE STUDY: From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday through Dec. 21 at Fairway Christian Church, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. John Penn will lead a study entitled “The Big Picture of Scripture,” a 12-week overview of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. All welcome. Call 352-259-9305 or go to www.fairwaycc.org.
LAKE TOASTMASTERS MEETING: From noon to 1 p.m. every other Wednesday through Dec. 14 at the Lake County Agricultural Center, 1951 Woodlea Rd. in Tavares. Toastmasters International, founded in 1924, is regarded as the leading organization dedicated to communication and leadership-skill development. Call Cathie Catasus at 407-760-1396 or email catasus@yahoo.com.
CLASSIC FILM: From 7 to 9 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at the W.T. Bland Public Library, 1995 N. Donnelly St. in Mount Dora. No registration is required for this free program. Call 352-735-7180, option 5.
NORTH LAKE COIN AND CURRENCY CLUB: Meeting from 6 to 9 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at the Wildwood Community Center, 6500 Powell Road. Guests are always welcome. Contact Larry Quitter at northlkccc@yahoo.com or 352-617-0711.

THURSDAY, DEC. 15


COFFEE AND CONVERSATION: From 8 to 10 a.m. at the Orlando Cat Café, 532 Cagan Park Ave. in Clermont. With Lake County Commission Chairman Sean Parks and School Board Chairman Marc Dodd.
CHRISTMAS STORY TIME: At 10:30 a.m. at the Leesburg Public Library, 100 East Main St. For kids 5 and younger. Santa will read stories, sing songs and pass out treats. Call 352-728-9790 or email andrew.foster@leesburgflorida.gov.
FREE HELP SESSION: In the Genealogy Room on the second floor of Cooper Memorial Library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive in Clermont. Presented by the Pastfinders Genealogical Society. Call 352-242-9805 for time.
ANNUAL HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE: From 5 to 7 p.m. at Osprey Lodge Assisted Living and Memory Care, 1761 Nightingale Lane in Tavares. Festive decorations, designer Christmas trees and holiday food samples. Go to www.ospreylodgetavares.com.
THIRD THURSDAY BIKE NITE: At 6:30 p.m. at The Great Chicago Fire Brewery and Tap House, 311 W. Magnolia St. in Leesburg. All bikes welcome, live music, happy hour specials from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
FOOD TRUCKS: From 5 to 8:30 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at Sunset Park in Mount Dora. Featuring 10 to 12 food trucks. Call 352-383-2165 or email chamber@mountdora.com.
NORTH LAKE TEA PARTY MEETING: At 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at the Tavares Community Center, 301 E. Caroline St. Free admission and refreshments. Go to www.northlaketeaparty.com or call Mark Fisher at 407-451-8890.
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.

THURSDAY, DEC. 15 TO SUNDAY, DEC. 18


CHRISTMAS TRAIN SHOW: From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday to Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Colony Cottage Recreation Center, 510 Colony Blvd. in The Villages. Donations only. Free Parking. Raffle prizes.

FRIDAY, DEC. 16

 


MOVIE NIGHT: At 6:30 p.m. in the worship center at Fairway Christian Church, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Showing “Christmas Grace." Free. Call 352-259-9305 or go to www.fairwaycc.org.
CLERMONT COMEDY SERIES: From 8 to 10 p.m. at Clermont Performing Arts Center, 3700 S. U.S. Highway 27. Cost is $15. The Clermont Comedy Series presents the best in stand-up comedy featuring headliners and crowd favorites from TV and national tours. Beer, wine and craft beer available at concession. Go to www.clermontperformingarts.com.
TOOLS TO QUIT SMOKING: From 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Simpson Farm House (next to W.T. Bland Public Library), 1995 North Donnelly St. in Mount Dora. Sponsored by the Florida Area Health Education Center Network and the Department of Health.
FRIDAY NIGHT NATURALIST: From 6 to 7:45 p.m. the third Friday of the month at Trout Lake Nature Center, 520 E. County Road 44 in Eustis. Each month different experts about the natural world and phenomena give presentations. Learn about nature, wildlife and nature photography. Call Eileen Tramontana at 352-357-7536 or email tlnc.director@gmail.com.
THIRD FRIDAY SOCIAL: Social at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the Triangle Boat Club, 12001 U.S. Highway 441 in Tavares. $10. Members and guests must register. Call 352-533-8398.
GOLDEN TRIANGLE STAMP CLUB: At 1 p.m. the third Friday of the month at the W.T. Bland Library, 1995 N. Donnelly St. in Mount Dora. The club is open to novice and experienced philatelists and casual stamp collectors. call Scot Cornwall at 352-217-2826.

 

SATURDAY, DEC. 17


CHESS TOURNAMENT: From 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Cagan Crossings Community Library, 16729 Cagan Oaks in Clermont. Call Herb Pilgrim at 352-243-1840 or email caganfriends@gmail.com.
TASTE OF THE WORLD: From noon to 10 p.m. at Waterfront Park, 10 3rd St. in Clermont. $10 for adults, kids under 10 are free. Offering international food, beer, wine and entertainment. Go to www.totwfest.com.
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.
PAPER CRANES ORIGAMI WORKSHOP: From 11 a.m. to noon at the Modernism Museum Mount Dora, 145 East 4th Ave. $15 for non-members, $10 for 3MD members. Go to www.modernismmuseum.org/events or call 352-385-0034.
WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA: At noon at Shiloh Cemetery in Fruitland Park. Hosted by American Legion Post 219 in Fruitland Park. Sponsorships are $15 per wreath. Call 352-360-0016 or go to the post at 194 W. Fountain St.

SUNDAY, DEC. 18


HOLIDAY LIGHTS IN THE WOODS: From 6 to 8 p.m. at Trout Lake Nature Center, 520 E. County Road 44 in Eustis. With festive decorations, live holiday music and sparkling lights. Donation is $5 per car. Call 352-357-7536.
MORNING STAR: At 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Mount Dora, 222 W. 6th Ave. Celebrating the everlasting light of Christmas. Free. Call 352-383-4089 or go to www.fpcmtdora.org.
CELEBRATE CHANUKAH: At 2 p.m. at Congregation Beth Sholom, 315 North 13th St. in Leesburg. With games for children and adults, traditional foods of latkes and jelly donuts, a Menorah lighting and a singalong. Go to http://bethsholomflorida.org.
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.
HALF MARATHON: At 7 a.m. at Elizabeth Evans Park, 100 N. Donnelly St. in Mount Dora. All participants are chip timed and receive a finisher medal. Go to www.mountdorahalfmarathon.com.
BIBLE STUDY AND FELLOWSHIP: Mercy Church is a new ministry in the Mt. Dora area currently offering Bible study and fellowship every first and third Sunday of the month at 10 a.m. at the home of Pastor Joe Tassell. Go to www.mercychurchfl.org.