THURSDAY


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. 
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 TO SUNDAY


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


SHABBAT EXPERIENCE FOR BEGINNERS: At 7 p.m. at the Chabad House – Center for Jewish Life and Learning of Ocala. Call 352-330-4466 or email info@jewishmarion.org. Go to www.ourchabad.org.
VISIT FROM SANTA AND MRS. CLAUS: At 10:30 a.m. at the Minneola Schoolhouse Library, 100 South Main Ave. With stories and gifts. Call 352-432-3921.
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.
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


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.
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


FESTIVAL OF LESSONS AND CAROLS: At 4 p.m. at Saint Philip Lutheran Church, 1050 Boyd Drive in Mount Dora. Free and open to the public. Donations will be collected to support LifeStream’s The Open Door. Call 352-383-5402.
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.
10TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT: At 3 p.m. at at Graceway Presbyterian Church, 10200 Morningside Drive in Leesburg. Featuring the LC Swing Band. A free will donation will be accepted. Call 352-728-8414 or 352-360-9168.
BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICE: At 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Clermont, 950 7th St. A time of meditation, prayer and candle lighting for those who may be sad or hurting this year. Go to www.FUMC-Clermont.org or call 352-394-2412.
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.

MONDAY


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.
GREATER LEESBURG DEMOCRATIC CLUB MEETING: At 5:30 p.m. on the third Monday of the month at 1223 W. Main St. Email dhamm60101@aol.com.
ADULT COLORING AND CRAFTING: From 6 to 7:30 p.m. the first and third Monday of the month at the Leesburg Public Library, 100 East Main St. Library will supply coloring pages, crayons, markers and colored pencils. Call 352-728-9790 or email josephine.dix@leesburgflorida.gov.

TUESDAY


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.
MORNINGS AT THE ROOKERY: At 6:30 a.m. at Trout Lake Nature Center, 520 E. County Road 44 in Eustis. Juice, coffee, bagels pastries and donuts. Learn birding skills. Go to troutlakenaturecenter.com or call 352-357-7536.

WEDNESDAY


CAROLS AND KITTENS: At 1 p.m. at the Orlando Cat Café, 532 Cagan Park Ave. in Clermont. Presented by the Madigrigal Singers from Timber Creek High School. Email info@orlandocatcafe.com.
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.
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.
FESTIVE CHRISTMAS PARTY: Social at 5:30 p.m., potluck at 6:30 p.m. at the Triangle Boat Club, 12001 U.S. Highway 441 in Tavares. $10 per person. Bring a $5 white elephant gift. Guests are welcome. RSVP by Dec. 14. Call 352-533-8398.

THURSDAY, DEC. 22


VISIT FROM SANTA AND MRS. CLAUS: At 11 a.m. at the Minneola Schoolhouse Library, 100 South Main Ave. Party for 6-1 year olds. Call 352-432-3921.
MORNINGS AT THE ROOKERY: At 6:30 a.m. at Trout Lake Nature Center, 520 E. County Road 44 in Eustis. Juice, coffee, bagels pastries and donuts. Learn birding skills. Go to troutlakenaturecenter.com or call 352-357-7536.
RABBI ROUNTABLE: At 2:30 p.m. at the Sumter County Administration and Library Building, 7375 Powell Road in Wildwood. With Rabbi Karen Allen of Congregation Beth Sholom. Explores the current Torah Portion and and how it affects our daily lives. Go to http://bethsholomflorida.org.

FRIDAY, DEC. 23


FOURTH FRIDAY SOCIAL: Social at 5:30 p.m. and Dinner at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Friday of the month at the Triangle Boat Club, 12001 U.S. Highway 441 in Tavares. Guests are welcome. Cost is $10. To register, call 352-533-8398.

SATURDAY, DEC. 24


CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES: Traditional service at 3 p.m., family service at 5 p.m., contemporary service at 7 p.m. and traditional service at 11 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Clermont, 950 7th St. Go to www.FUMC-Clermont.org or call 352-394-2412.
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES: Contemporary service with choir at 5 p.m., traditional service at 7 p.m. and communion service with choir at 9 p.m. at North Lake Presbyterian Church, 975 Rolling Acres Road in Lady Lake. Child care at 5 and 7 p.m. services. Go to northlakepc.org.
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE: At 5 p.m. at Faith Baptist Church, 14745 Johns Lake Road in Clermont. With a reading of the Christmas Story. Go to www.fbclermont.com.
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES: At 4:30 and 6 p.m. at Fairway Christian Church, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 or go to www.fairwaycc.org.
CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE: At 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Mount Dora, 222 W. 6th Ave. Celebrate the birth of Jesus. Call 352-383-4089 or go to www.fpcmtdora.org.
CLASSIC CAR CRUISE-IN: From 5 to 8 p.m. in downtown Eustis and every fourth Saturday of the month. Registration is free to enter a car. Call 352-360-3712.
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES: At 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Mount Dora, 440 E. 6th Ave. Call 352-383-2005 or go to www.mtdorafumc.org.
SHABBAT MORNING CHANUKAH SERVICE: At 10 a.m. at Congregation Beth Sholom, 315 North 13th St. in Leesburg. Led by Rabbi Karen Allen. A Kiddush will follow the service. Go to http://bethsholomflorida.org.

SUNDAY, DEC. 25


CHRISTMAS WORSHIP SERVICE: At 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Sorrento, 24125 State Road 46. Chris Hall will lead the special worship service.
CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICE: At 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church of Clermont, 950 7th St. Go to www.FUMC-Clermont.org or call 352-394-2412.
CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICE: At 11 a.m. at North Lake Presbyterian Church, 975 Rolling Acres Road in Lady Lake. Go to northlakepc.org.
CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICE: At 10 a.m. at Faith Baptist Church, 14745 Johns Lake Road in Clermont. Including the carols of Christmas and a message from God's word. Go to www.fbclermont.com.
CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICES: Contemporary service at 9 a.m. and traditional service at 10:30 a.m. at Fairway Christian Church, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Call 352-259-9305 or go to www.fairwaycc.org.
INFORMAL CAFE WORSHIP: At 10 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Mount Dora, 222 W. 6th Ave. Call 352-383-4089 or go to www.fpcmtdora.org.
CHRISTMAS SERVICE: At 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Mount Dora, 440 E. 6th Ave. Free luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. Call 352-383-2005 or go to www.mtdorafumc.org.