Haines City Community Theater will be presenting Later Life by A. R. Gurney, a romantic comedy on Saturday evenings at 7:30 and Sunday afternoons at 2:30 March 23, 24, 30, 31 and April 6 and 7. The story revolves around Austin and Ruth who have the opportunity to rekindle a past romance when they meet at a party many years later. The other guests constantly interrupt their attempt at reconnecting. Come see the cast of quirky characters and find out if Austin and Ruth find a way back to one another. The show is directed by Sally O’Quinn. Tickets are $18 and can be reserved by calling the box office at 862-421-1893.
The Friends of the Cooper Memorial Library will host a showing of Giacomo Puccini’s opera La fanciulla del West on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 1:45 p.m. in room 108 B.
La fanciulla del West (The Girl of the West) is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Guelfo Civinini and Carlo Zangarini, based on the play The Girl of the Golden West by the American author David Belasco.
Fanciulla followed Madama Butterfly, which was also based on a Belasco play. The opera has fewer of the show-stopping highlights that are characteristic of other Puccini works, but is admired for its impressive orchestration and for a score that is more melodically integrated than is typical of his previous work.
This is a free program and light refreshments will be provided during the intermission for our guests.
For more information about Opera @ the Library programs and our other special events, please visit our web presence at https://sites.google.com/site/operaatthelibrary, contact Dennis Smolarek at 352-536-2275 x2623 or email at email@example.com.
The Cooper Memorial Library is located at 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive, Clermont, FL 34711.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.Facebook.com/ClermontToastmasters http://www.ClermontToastmasters.org
Join us Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Cooper Memorial Library, second floor, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive, Clermont, Florida 34711, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. for a jazz concert with Music Remembrance Jazz Trio. This event is free and open to the public.
Musicians are Andrea Rowlison – trombone and vocals, Bobby Koelble – guitar & vocals, Jerry Bravo – bass.
For more information about concert & the Music Remembrance Jazz Trio:
Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/Musicremembrance
Samba, every Tuesday from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Contact Celeste Cook, 352.243.7150. Kehlor Building, 466 W. Minneola Avenue, Clermont
Humana will Celebrate National Vietnam War Veterans Day March 29 in Eustis with Pinning & Proclamation Ceremony honoring Veterans. Local Veterans, families and community are invited to attend the recognition ceremony at the Southern Palms RV Resort to honor Vietnam War Veterans.
Veterans who served during the Vietnam War period are invited to attend and will receive an honorary Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin as a lasting memento of the nation’s thanks for their service.
For more information or to RSVP for the Pinning & Proclamation ceremony, please call Humana at 352.512.8981. Everyone in the community is welcome to attend.
Schedule of events for Friday, March 29, 2019, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.:
12:30-1:00 – Welcome
1:00-2:00 – Ceremony
2:00-2:30 – Refreshments, entertainment by American’s Got Talent contestant Macey Mac
The event will be held at Southern Palms RV Resort, 1 Advocado Lane, Eustis, FL. Featuring Sr. Vice Commander Chris Singh, American Legion #326, USMC/USAF, Ret., Chaplin James Nelson, USMC, Ret., Fred Thomas, USMC, Ret.
The President and Congress established the Vietnam War Commemoration program to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, and to thank and honor Vietnam-era veterans.
According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, 9 million Americans served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces during the Vietnam War; approximately 7 million are living today.
To reach these large numbers, the program has enlisted the assistance of many thousands of Commemorative Partner organizations at the local, state and national levels to conduct pinning events and activities that recognize Vietnam-era veterans and their families in their local communities.
For more on the program, visit www.vietnamwar50th.com.
On Saturday, March 30th, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., the Clermont Garden Club will be holding an event for you to obtain appraisals of your antiques and collectibles as well as to try to sell any small antiques or collectibles that you may wish to bring that day. Appraisals will be provided verbally for $5 per item (no large items, furniture, coins or weapons). Items to be sold will be consigned to Clermont Garden Club for the day and CGC will retain a commission of 30% if the item is sold. For questions regarding the Antique Appraisal and Sale at the Clermont Garden Club, please email Marilyn Paone (email@example.com).
Friends of Lake Louisa State Park presents 2019 Nature Fest on Saturday, March 30th, from 9am-2pm at Lake Louisa State Park, 7305 US 27, Clermont, FL.
This event is free with park admission which is $5 per vehicle (up to 8 people).
Nature Fest is a family friendly event on the beach of Lake Louisa. There will be live music, live animals, guided hikes, tram tours, kayaking, food trucks, vendors, exhibitors, and hands on activities for all ages. All of this on the beach of Lake Louisa under the beautiful oak trees. There are bathrooms for your comfort and a playground to let your kids/grandchildren play while you relax and listen to live music.
Exactly when present-day Groveland was founded isn’t known, other than it was permanently settled sometime in the years following the Civil War. However, historians do know when the fast-growing city traded its early name, Taylorville, for Groveland. That happened during a raucous town hall meeting on March 31, 1922.
With the centennial looming just three years away, the Groveland Historical Society decided to start honoring the milestone this year with a historical expo a day early on Saturday, March 30. From 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., members of the historical society will feature exhibits, special displays and chances to talk with descendants of early pioneers in the Puryear Building and historical museum at 243 S. Lake Ave.
“We hope that people who have never visited the museum will discover the treasures we have preserved,” said President Marie Padgett. “And we have invited members of the police and fire departments, in addition to some of the city’s long-serving churches, to participate in the expo.”
The expo is free and open to the public. Free giveaways & door prizes! Expo exhibits:
Groveland High – See the largest collection of high-school memorabilia in Lake County. Talk to “Greenback” alumni.
Churches and Clubs – Historic Groveland churches, Groveland Women’s Club, Groveland Garden Club
History Books – Images of America: Groveland will be available for sale at the museum.
Pioneers – Talk to the descendants of pioneer families, including the Edge, Arnold, Puryear and King families.
Historic Businesses – People’s State Bank, B ’n W Canning Co., Edge’s Department Store, Arnold Sawmill
Police & Fire – History and memorabilia
Join us for a Fish Fry on March 30, 2019 from noon until 4 p.m. This event is open to the public and everyone is welcome! It will be at Groveland Masonic Lodge No. 190, 320 E. Jim Payne Road, Groveland, Florida 34736. This is a fund-raiser event and the price is $10.00 per person.