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Cornhole Tournament
May 25 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Visit Lake, the City of Clermont and the American Cornhole Organization (ACO) are partnering to host the ACO Florida State Championships of Cornhole – Season 14. The event will be held May 24 – 25 at the Clermont Arts and Recreation Center, 3700 S. U.S. Highway 27 in Clermont.
Cornhole is one of the fastest growing sports in North America and has skyrocketed in popularity over the last decade. The simple and social game can be played by kids, adults and seniors and has expanded from a tailgate staple to a sanctioned sport, even being broadcast on ESPN.
Players from all over the state are expected to participate, with gates opening at 2 p.m. on May 24 for the Womens, Juniors and Co-ed Double competitions. On May 25, gates open at 8:30 a.m. for World Singles beginning at 10 a.m. and World Doubles at 4 p.m.
All events are open to the public. Players will compete for a $1,500 prize and all divisions will offer cash and/or prizes to the top finishers, as well as prize jerseys to all state champions. Players must be residents of the state of Florida and can register for all events at

Learn About Wildflowers
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Find out why and learn how we can help protect them and have more of them here in Lake County at 10 AM, Saturday May 25th when Lisa Roberts, Executive Director of the Florida Wildflower Foundation comes to Cooper Memorial Library in Clermont.
Free and open to the public, this program is sponsored by the Passionflower Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society which will also have some native plants on display. Questions? Email or call Jim:407-952-1026.

Volunteer Sign Up Day at Horse Ranch
May 25 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join us at Dreamcatcher Horse Rescue for “Volunteer Sign Up Day” Saturday, May 25, 2019, from 11:00am – 2:00pm. Please join us on this day or send me an email if you are interested in volunteering at this point in time:
Come to Dreamcatcher Horse Ranch and take a tour of the ranch – see the rescue horses – learn about the volunteer experience at the ranch-meet the founders – talk to other volunteers. We also need volunteers for our summer camps (must be 14 years or older to apply-ask for camp application).
DreamCatcher Horse Rescue Ranch is located at 10639 Toad Road, Clermont, Fl 34715
We are a registered 501©3 non profit.

Memorial Day Closures
May 27 all-day

All offices of the Lake County Board of County Commissioners, Property Appraiser, Supervisor of Elections, Tax Collector, the Lake County Animal Shelter and the Lake County Extension Center will be closed Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day.
LakeXpress, the fixed-route bus system, will not operate on Memorial Day, however Lake County Connection, the county’s disadvantaged transportation service, will provide dialysis service only. Additionally, all 15 Lake County Library System libraries will be closed.
Lake County Solid Waste operations, including residential collection services, the Central Landfill Facility and residential drop-offs, will also be closed in observance of Memorial Day.
Residential collections for citizens living in unincorporated Lake County (not within municipal city limits) will shift to the following day for the entire week. For example, those who normally have residential curbside collection services for household garbage, recycling or yard waste on Monday, will instead have collection on Tuesday during the holiday week. All collection days that week will move to the next day, and Friday collection will be picked up on Saturday.
For residents in certain communities with twice-per-week garbage collection, pickup will occur one day later for each of the two pickups.
Any excess trash, either bagged or placed into a non-county trash cart, will be accepted during the holiday week only between May 28 and June 1. No hazardous waste items will be collected.

Lake County Clerk’s Office to close for Memorial Day
All offices of the Lake County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.
The closures include the offices at the Lake County Courthouse, located at 550 W. Main St., Tavares, along with the South Lake Minneola Branch Office, located at 800 N. U.S. Highway 27, Minneola and the North Lake Branch Office, located at 902 Avenida Central, The Villages.
All normal operations will resume on Tuesday, May 28.

Memorial Day in Clermont
May 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Clermont Memorial Day services will be held Monday, May 27, 2019, 11:00 a.m. at the Clermont waterfront pavilion, 330 Third Street, Clermont. The program is sponsored by Tomoka Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution; Sgt. I.W. Hatcher, Jr. Marine Corp League and VFW Post #5277. South Lake High School NJROTC and Blessed Sacrament Knights of Columbus Assembly #3025 will also participate. Operation Shoebox will have a collection box for toiletries for the military. For further information, please contact Susan DeHart (352)242-2394.

Clermont Toastmasters
May 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Curious about Toastmasters? Attending a meeting is a great opportunity to learn what it’s all about. Our club provides a safe, supportive and positive learning environment in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth. Come see why we enjoy spending Monday nights at Clermont Toastmasters. It’s not only educational but it is also FUN! Clermont Toastmasters is an award-winning club which meets every Monday night at 7:00pm at the Community Foundation of South Lake, 2150 Oakley Seaver Drive in Clermont.

Samba @ Kehlor Building
May 31 @ 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Samba, every Tuesday from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Contact Celeste Cook, 352.243.7150. Kehlor Building, 466 W. Minneola Avenue, Clermont

Hurricane Expo
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Lake County Office of Emergency Management, in partnership with the Lake County Animal Shelter and the UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County, is inviting residents to participate in Hurricane Expo, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 1 at the UF/IFAS Lake County Extension office, located at 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares.
The educational event seeks to help citizens prepare for weather emergencies and will provide them with access to free informational classes. New this year, the Lake County Animal Shelter will offer free vaccinations, microchipping and deworming to dogs and cats, and will also distribute personalized pet ID tags.
“It’s very important for pet owners to be proactive about getting their pets vaccinated before hurricane season, should they ever find themselves needing to take their pets with them to an emergency shelter during a storm,” said Lake County Animal Shelter Director Whitney Boylston. “Should families ever become separated from their pet during a disaster, a microchip and ID tag is the best way to ensure that pet owners can quickly be reunited with their pet.”
Participants will also receive free tools and information about family preparedness plans, shelters, and will have the opportunity to interact with first responders and emergency personnel. The event will also feature a Kids Corner, offering family-friendly hurricane preparedness activities.
“Residents are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to learn about personal and family emergency preparedness, flooding dangers, recognizing weather hazards, preparing a go-kit and more,” said Tommy Carpenter, Director of the Lake County Office of Emergency Management.
Pre-registration for free pet services is required online by visiting: For details on preparing for an emergency, visit or follow and You can also receive free weather alerts at

Macsilver’s Irish Pirates To Perform At The Cooper Memorial Library
Jun 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Cooper Memorial Library will host MacSilver’s Irish Pirates live on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at 12:00 p.m. in room 108 (first-floor community room) of the library building.
MacSilver’s Irish Pirates are pirates who wear kilts! This rollicking band plays Irish, pirate, rock, and country music and are becoming known far and wide. The band will feature David Horvath on the bass guitar and Chris Dawson on fiddle/mandolin/guitar.
The MacSilver’s Irish Pirates duo is elated to kick off the summer reading initiative at Cooper Memorial Library and is generously sponsored by our Friends of the Library. This is a free program and everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.
The Cooper Memorial Library is located at 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive, Clermont, FL 34711. For more information, please contact Dennis Smolarek, Reference Librarian & Adult Programs at 352-536-2275 or email at

Falling in Love with Butterflies
Jun 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Oklawaha Valley Audubon Society presents “Falling in Love with Butterflies” Sunday, June 2, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at Trout Lake Nature Center, 520 East CR 44, Eustis, FL
Stacey Kelly began snapping photographs at an early age. As her skills in photography advanced, she found her camera frequently aimed at butterflies. Photographing living butterflies is a challenging undertaking. It must be done outdoors, under varied light conditions and with a target that is seldom still. And equally as challenging can be labeling the Lepidoptera you capture in the photo, as well as the flower it may be perched upon. But, working on both makes you a better photographer and a better naturalist.
Whether you just enjoy pretty pictures, you want to work on butterfly ID, or learn more about the plants that will bring butterflies close to photo and admire, you will find this program a pleasant and informative way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
For more information about this and upcoming free monthly programs, visit our website or call 352-432-8866.