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Posted on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 4:11 pm

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May
29
Tue
Summer Fun Program @ Osceola Christian Preparatory School
May 29 @ 8:00 am – Aug 3 @ 2:30 pm

A 10-week Summer Fun Program at only $50 a week with daily activities and weekly field trips.

Jun
26
Tue
The Air National Guard Band of the South Concert
Jun 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

“Inspiring patriotism and fostering a deep appreciation of the rich history and legacy of the Air Force.”
Performances by the Air National Guard Jazz Band, Big Band, and Concert Band June 26, 7 p.m. at Mount Dora Community Building. Admission is free. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. For questions call 352.735.7183
www.CityofMountDora.com

Jun
27
Wed
Ceremony to Honor Fallen Sheriff Chris Daniels
Jun 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

A bill approved by the Legislature and Governor Scott in the 2018 Legislative Session, CS/SB 382, related to Transportation Facility Designations, honors a fallen law enforcement officer from Lake County, the late Sheriff Chris Daniels. Prior to his tragic passing, Chris Daniels served as Lake County Sheriff for two years and before that as a deputy in the Lake County Sheriff’s Office for seventeen years. Sheriff Daniels passed away on October 14, 2006, his 47th birthday, while participating in a charity bus race in New Smyrna Beach. CS/SB 382 designates a portion of State Road 19 in Tavares, from Lane Park Cutoff Road to U.S. Highway 441, as “Sheriff Chris Daniels Memorial Highway.” It will be marked bypermanentsignswhichwillbeunveiledonthedayoftheceremony. Thedesignationwasincludedin CS/SB 382 at the request of Representative Larry Metz, R-Yalaha and Senator Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala.
“Sheriff Chris Daniels was an authentic servant leader whose legacy of exemplary public service ended tragically almost twelve years ago. This memorial highway, anchored on the north end by Sheriff Chris Daniels Memorial Fountain, will ensure that his service and sacrifice will never be forgotten,” said Representative Metz.
“It’s so important to remember the selfless sacrifice of those who serve and protect. May this memorial keep Sheriff Daniels ever in our memory and may it encourage his family to know we honor him,” said Senator Baxley.
The dedication ceremony will take place on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at 2:00 p.m., at the Lake Tech Institute of Public Safety located at 1565 Lane Park Cut-Off Road, Tavares, Florida. Current Lake County Sheriff Peyton Grinnell will be speaking. The public is invited to attend and free parking is available.

Jun
30
Sat
Independence Celebration
Jun 30 @ 6:00 am – 10:00 am

St. Thomas Episcopal Church is hosting “An Independence Celebration” on Saturday, June 30 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in the Parish Hall located on Lemon Street in Eustis. The event is free and open to the public. You will meet George Washington, Abigail and John Adams, Ben Franklin, Betsy Ross and other patriots. The program about the patriots and the presentation of the flag begins at 11:00. The Thrift Shop and Boutique will be open and church tours will be available. St. Thomas is the oldest church in Eustis and its history and design are unique. Lunch of hamburgers and hot dogs is free. All are invited to join us for this Independence Celebration.

Jul
1
Sun
Eustis Hometown Celebration
Jul 1 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The City of Eustis will host its Independence Day Hometown Celebration on Sunday, July 1 in Ferran Park, located at 250 Ferran Park Drive in Eustis. The free, family-friendly event runs from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and includes live music from Recording Artist Eli Mosley, along with vendors, food, a kids’ zone and a spectacular fireworks finale over Lake Eustis at 9:30 p.m.
The free kids’ zone will feature bounce houses, water slides, a face painter, balloon animals, and arts and crafts with the Eustis Historical Museum and the Lake Eustis Museum of Art. The Eustis Aquatic Center will be open for free, open-swim and splash pad use from 1:00 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Nashville Recording Artist, Eli Mosley will grace his presence in the historic Alice McClelland Memorial Bandshell starting at 5 p.m., so bring a chair and stay awhile!
“This patriotic event offers a wide variety of free, family fun. There will be something for everyone to enjoy,” said Erin Bailey, the City’s Event Coordinator.
The night will be capped off at 9:30 p.m. with a fantastic display of fireworks over Lake Eustis. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs. Pets are permitted, but must remain on a leash.

Jul
3
Tue
City of Mount Dora Independence Day Festivities
Jul 3 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Mount Dora Freedom on the Waterfront at Elizabeth Evans Park will be July 3rd starting at 5 p.m. There will be live music, kid’s zone, food and beverages, fireworks and more. Featuring the 13th Army Band.

For more information, please call 352.735.7183 or visit www.CityofMountDora.com

Jul
6
Fri
Island Bash (Teen Final Summer Party)
Jul 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Friday, July 6th, 4-5PM. Teens: celebrate the end of the Summer Library Program with a trip to the tropics during Island Bash! Munch on delicious pizza, play games & make sure to stick around until the end when we’ll be announcing the winners of the summer prize baskets! Stop by the Circulation desk or give us a call at 352-357-5686 to sign up. 6th-12th grade welcome.
The Eustis Memorial Library is located at 120 N. Center Street. For more information about this and all of our children and teen programs, please call Ms. Lauren at 357-0896 or 357-5686.

Jul
8
Sun
Historical Society Event Celebrates Teachers
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The Mount Dora Historical Society is featuring teachers in its July 8 program. Teachers who taught in Mount Dora in the 1950s and 1960s are invited to participate. Their students are encouraged to bring their memories of their teachers. The event is Sunday, July 8, at 2:00 pm at the W.T. Bland library, 1995 N. Donnelly Street in Mount Dora. For more information, call 352-383-0006 or visit www.mountdorahistoricalsociety.org

Jul
14
Sat
Pet Adoption Event
Jul 14 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join the Lake County Animal Shelter for the hottest event of the summer! “Hot Dogs, Cool Cats” will be held on the second Saturday of the month on June 9, July 14 and August 11 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the shelter, located at 28123 County Road 561, Tavares.
The fun-filled, ongoing event offers families free pet adoptions, hot dogs and popsicles courtesy of LEASH, Inc., a non-profit volunteer organization directly benefitting the shelter.
“Summer is the ideal time for families to consider adopting a pet,” said Shelter Director Whitney Boylston. “Children are home from school and are able to spend quality time with their new best friend. Research suggests that having a pet helps kids increase self-esteem and compassion, among other positive effects.”
To find out more about the Lake County Animal Shelter, or to adopt or volunteer, stop by the shelter at 28123 County Road 561, Tavares, call 352-343-9688 or visit www.lakecountyfl.gov/LCAS.
For the most up-to-date information and photos of adoptable animals, follow the shelter on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LakeCountyAnimalShelter and Twitter at www.twitter.com/lakeshelterpets.

Aug
11
Sat
Pet Adoption Event
Aug 11 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join the Lake County Animal Shelter for the hottest event of the summer! “Hot Dogs, Cool Cats” will be held on the second Saturday of the month on June 9, July 14 and August 11 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the shelter, located at 28123 County Road 561, Tavares.
The fun-filled, ongoing event offers families free pet adoptions, hot dogs and popsicles courtesy of LEASH, Inc., a non-profit volunteer organization directly benefitting the shelter.
“Summer is the ideal time for families to consider adopting a pet,” said Shelter Director Whitney Boylston. “Children are home from school and are able to spend quality time with their new best friend. Research suggests that having a pet helps kids increase self-esteem and compassion, among other positive effects.”
To find out more about the Lake County Animal Shelter, or to adopt or volunteer, stop by the shelter at 28123 County Road 561, Tavares, call 352-343-9688 or visit www.lakecountyfl.gov/LCAS.
For the most up-to-date information and photos of adoptable animals, follow the shelter on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LakeCountyAnimalShelter and Twitter at www.twitter.com/lakeshelterpets.