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.
LAKE COUNTY LADIES CHORUS REHEARSALS: From 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. at GraceWay Church, 10200 Morningside Drive in Leesburg. Concerts will be presented in March and April. Call Director Helen Ribbe at 352-978-5649.
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.
READER OF THE PACK: From 4 to 5 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Free. All ages are invited to join the PAWS Therapy Dogs. Children can read a book to and pet these trained therapy dogs. Reading skills are strengthened and reading confidence built during literacy time spent with these wonderful dogs. Call Melissa Curry at 352-728-9790 or email melissa.curry@leesburgflorida.gov.

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.
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.
NEW BEGINNINGS MEETING: At 10 a.m. at Fairway Christian Church, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. This group is for Widows/Widowers who want to meet and share ideas, suggestions and fellowship together. Go to www.fairwaycc.org.
STREET PARTY: From 6 to 10 p.m. the first Friday of the month in downtown Eustis. Featuring music, food and friends. Accepting applications for vendors. Go to www.eustis.org or call 352-483-5491.

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.
OPEN HOUSE: From 9 to 11 a.m. at the Clermont Boathouse, 1050 Victory Way. Open House for adults and high school and middle school kids. Hosted by the Lake County Rowing Association.
SCIENCE SATURDAY: From 9 to 11 a.m. at Ellis Acres Nature Center, 25302 County Road 42 in Paisley. Free. RSVP to Wendy Poag at 352-516-7456 or wpoag@lakecountyfl.gov.
SAR MEETING: At 11 a.m. at American Legion John Gella Memorial Post 216, 194 W. Fountain St. in Fruitland Park. For the Lake-Sumter Chapter. Speaker will be Dr. Don Wyman, retired CIA agent. Visitors are always welcome. Call 850-206-7344.
VIETNAM WAR PIN PRESENTATION: At 2 p.m. at the Leesburg National Guard Armory, 401 W. Meadow St. Register at amvetspost2006@gmail.com or go to AMVETS Post 2006 at 500 N Canal St. in Leesburg. Go to www.vietnamwar50th.com.
K9 TRAINING ACADEMY: At 10 a.m. at Pet Lodge and Spa, 10837 U.S. Hoghway 441 in Leesburg. A six-week basic obedience course. Call 352-343-4697.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY


181ST ANNIVERSARY OF DADE'S BATTLE: From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with battles each day at 2 p.m., at Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603 in Bushnell. Call 352-793-4781.

SUNDAY


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.
GOSPEL MUSIC CONCERT: At 9 and 10 a.m. at Faith Baptist Church, 14745 Johns Lake Road in Clermont. The Foresters sing southern and traditional Gospel Music and play a large variety of instruments. Call 407-654-8989 or go to www.fbclermont.com.
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.

MONDAY


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.
GRIEFSHARE GROUP: At 3:30 p.m. every Monday at the First United Church of Tavares, 600 W. Ianthe St. Cost is $15 for workbook. Call 352-308-8229 to register.
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


RAZZMATAZZ PERFORMANCE: At 2 p.m. at the Leesburg Public Library, 100 East Main St. Featuring Lou Mele on vocals and banjo and Ray Rubin on guitar.
TRIANGLE NEWCOMER'S CLUB LUNCHEON: At 11 a.m. at Lakeside Inn, 100 N. Alexander St. in Mount Dora. Featuring wine tasting. Contact Cindy Kindinger by Jan. 3 at 352-589-4728.
SAC/PTO MEETING: At 4 p.m. in the media center at Rimes Early Learning and Literacy Center, 3101 Schoolview Drive in Leesburg. The School Advisory Committee will meet in the same area at 4:30 pm. Public welcome.
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.

WEDNESDAY


AFTER DARK AT PEAR PARK: From 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Pear Park, 4800 University Ave. in Leesburg. RSVP to Call Justin Pouliot at 352-516-7011 or jpouliot@lakecountyfl.gov.
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.
NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM'S BIRTHDAY: At 2 p.m. at the Leesburg Public Library, 100 East Main St. Learn about the many magnificent places you can visit.
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.
GRIEF SHARE PROGRAM: From 6 to 8 p.m. in the People Helpers Building at the First Baptist Church Leesburg, 1309 High St. $10 handbook cost. The program is 13 weeks. Call 352-787-1005 or email Karengardiner@fbcleesburg.org.
CHESS CLUB: From 12:30 to 5 p.m. every Wednesday at Jeannies Place, 209 E. Gottsche Ave in Eustis. Chess set optional. Call 352-357-1587.
LADY LAKE GARDEN CLUB: At 1 p.m. at the Lady Lake Community Building, 327 Guava St. Growing Fresh Blueberries by Maria Tracy. Plants for sale. Guests are invited.
NIGHT BIBLE STUDY: From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday through Jan. 25 at Fairway Christian Church, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. Choose from two programs. Go to www.fairwaycc.org.
MEN'S BIBLE STUDY: From 8 to 9 a.m. every Wednesday through Feb. 22 at Fairway Christian Church, 251 Avenida Los Angelos in The Villages. “The Rocks Cry Out." All men welcome to attend. Go to www.fairwaycc.org.
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.

THURSDAY, JAN. 12


DIET TIPS: At 11 a.m. at the Leesburg Public Library, 100 East Main St. Roaming Gourmet Chef Ze Carter shows you how a simple lifestyle change will be all the “diet” you will ever need. Registration is required.
STUFFED ANIMAL SLEEPOVER: From 5 to 6 p.m. at the Eustis Memorial Library, 120 N. Center Street. Come in your pajamas. Stop by the circulation desk or call 352-357-5686 to sign up.
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.

FRIDAY, JAN. 13


STILL KICKIN' BLUEGRASS BAND CONCERT: From 6 to 8 p.m. at Paquette's Farmall Museum, 615 S. Whitney Road in Leesburg. Cost is $10. Call Stewart Paquette at 352-728-7283x588 or email stewsstuff@gmail.com.
CROOKED RIVER PADDLING: From 9 a.m. to noon at Crooked River Preserve, 11121 Lake Louisa Road in Clermont. Free. Call Lake County Water Authority at 352-324-6141 or email info@lcwa.org.
NIGHT HIKE: From 6 to 8 p.m. at Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603 in Bushnell. Call 352-793-4781.
MONTHLY FISH FRY: From 4 to 7 p.m. the second Friday of the month at the American Legion, John Gella Memorial Post 216, 194 W. Fountain St in Fruitland Park. Open to the public.

FRIDAY, JAN. 13 AND SATURDAY, JAN. 14


YARD SALE: From 8 a.m. to noon at Christ United Methodist Church, 1313 Griffin Road in Leesburg. Longaberger baskets, Vera Bradley items, household items and jewelry.

SATURDAY, JAN. 14


GOLF OUTING: Registration at 7 a.m., shotgun start at 8 a.m. at Orange Lake Reserve Golf Course, 8505 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway in Kissimmee. Hosted by the Lake County Rowing Association. Register at rowlcra.org.
QUARTERLY BIRD AND BUTTERFLY SURVEY: From 7:30 to 11 a.m. at PEAR Park, 4800 University Ave. in Leesburg. Volunteers wanted to assist in surveying the population of birds and butterflies on the property. Experience is a plus, but not required. Must bring binoculars. Field guide, water, snack, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent are also suggested. To register, call Gallus Quigley at 352-242-4950 or email parksandtrails@lakecountyfl.gov.
IDENTIFYING MINERALS: From 10 a.m. to noon at Pear Park, 4800 University Ave. in Leesburg. Free. RSVP to Gene Bouley at 352-314-9335 or etbouley@embarqmail.com.
SCIENCE SATURDAY: From 9 to 11 a.m. at Ellis Acres Nature Center, 25302 County Road 42 in Paisley. Free. RSVP to Wendy Poag at 352-516-7456 or wpoag@lakecountyfl.gov.
DAR MEETING: From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Edwards Episcopal Church, 460 Grandview St. in Mount Dora. Free. For the Ocklawaha Chapter Daughter of the American Revolution. Call June Perry at 352-589-5855 or email spooker15@aol.com.
JARED VIOLIN PERFORMANCE: Wine reception at 7 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m. at the Modernism Museum Mount Dora, 145 East 4th Ave. $25 for nonmembers, $20 for 3MD members. For tickets, go to www.modernismmuseum.org/events or call 352-385-0034.
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.

SUNDAY, JAN. 15


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.
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.