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Nov
17
Sat
Native Plants in Florida
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Native plants thrived in Florida for thousands of years without irrigation, fertilizer or pesticides. They even help our birds and butterflies. But how do they actually work in our yards? Native Plants: A Reality Check is an annual round-table discussion by experienced local native gardeners sharing what has and has not been working in their own yards.
Join the Passionflower Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society at 10 AM, November 17th, upstairs, Cooper Memorial Library for this year’s event. The library is just off Hancock Road, about ½ mi. north of Hwy 50. Free and open to the public, older children welcome. We expect to have some native plants on display too! Questions? Email PassionflowerFNPS@gmail.com or call Jim 407-952-1026 or Jon 407-448-6195.

Spaghetti Dinner at VFW
Nov 17 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

On Saturday, November 17, 2018, from 4-6 p.m., the Clermont VFW Auxiliary will hold a fundraising meatball and spaghetti dinner open to the public. The menu includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread and dessert, all for a donation of $7 per person. There will be door prizes and poppies on display.
We are located at 855 W. Desoto Street in downtown Clermont (behind the former Clermont Police Station). Follow the stairs to the side bottom door. All proceeds go to helping Veterans.

Nov
18
Sun
Sunday Breakfast at American Legion
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

The Groveland-Mascotte American Legion Post #239 bi-monthly Sunday breakfast fund raiser will be Sunday, November 18, 2018, from 9:00-11:00. Each breakfast will consist of pancakes, eggs, sausage, potatoes, OJ and toast for a donation of $6.00. Breakfast is open to all who love a good breakfast to start your day.
The Groveland-Mascotte American Legion Post #239 invites all Military members, past and present, to our regular monthly meeting, Monday, November 12 at 6:00 PM. The Post is also looking for a Commander to lead the Sons of the American Legion and a President for the American Legion Auxiliary. For more information, call Don Grieb, 352-874-2623.

Nov
19
Mon
Opera At The Library
Nov 19 @ 1:45 pm – 3:30 pm

The Friends of the Cooper Memorial Library will host Opera @ the Library on Monday, November 19, 2018 at 1:45 p.m. in room 108 B, presenting Giacomo Puccini’s La boheme.
La bohème (The Bohemians) is an opera in four acts, composed by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, based on Scènes de la vie de bohème by Henri Murger. The world premiere of La bohème was in Turin on 1 February 1896 at the Teatro Regio, conducted by the 28-year-old Arturo Toscanini.
Its U.S. premiere took place the following year, in 1897, in Los Angeles. Since then, La bohème has become part of the standard Italian opera repertory, and is one of the most frequently performed operas worldwide.
This is a free program with English subtitles and we hope to enhance your knowledge and appreciation of this beautiful art form. 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/ or contact Dennis Smolarek at 352.536.2275 x2623 and email at operaatcooperlibrary@gmail.com
The Cooper Memorial Library is located at 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive, Clermont, FL 34711.

Book Signing Event
Nov 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

K.G. Croston, Lake County resident and young adult author is hosting an event on Monday, November 19th from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at Cooper Memorial Library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive in Clermont.
Ms. Croston has published two books, both available on Amazon: Mystery at Sleepy Hollow: Ride On, and Mystery at O’Gill’s Vineyard.
Be prepared for an enjoyable evening featuring short readings from each book that will leave you wondering…
Everyone is invited, and you can email kgmysteries@yahoo.com to sign up or for more information.
What are you waiting for? Email today to join the fun. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Nov
23
Fri
Samba @ Kehlor Building
Nov 23 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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

Nov
24
Sat
Wings and Karaoke
Nov 24 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Come join us Saturday, November 24, 2018, from 11:00am – 4pm for chicken wings, beer/wine/soda and karaoke! Find us at the American Legion Post 239, 307 American Legion Road, Mascotte. Open to members and their guests.
The Groveland-Mascotte American Legion Post #239 will hold one December Sunday breakfast on December 16, 9:00-11:00. Each breakfast consists of pancakes, eggs, sausage, potatoes, OJ, coffee and toast for a donation of $6.00. Breakfast is open to the public.
The Groveland-Mascotte American Legion Post #239 invites all Military members, past and present, to our regular monthly meeting, Monday, December 10 at 6:00 PM. The Post is also looking for a Commander to lead the Sons of the American Legion and a President for the American Legion Auxiliary. For more information, call Don Grieb, 352-874-2623.

Nov
30
Fri
VFW Fundraising Yard Sale
Nov 30 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for our fundraising yard sale November 30th, December 1st and 2nd, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. There will be a lot of cool stuff under our tents at the VFW, 855 W. DeSoto Street in downtown Clermont (between 8th Street and West Avenue). All proceeds go to helping Veterans.

Samba @ Kehlor Building
Nov 30 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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

Light Up Clermont
Nov 30 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

This annual holiday tradition includes a community tree-lighting ceremony at City Hall Park, an old-fashioned Christmas parade through downtown Clermont and an inspirational Lessons & Carols ceremony at the Clermont Arts and Recreation Center.
Schedule of events:
Friday, November 30 (all happening in downtown Clermont)
– 5:30 p.m. Music on the Main Stage at City Hall Park, DJ Music on Montrose Street between 8th Street and West Avenue
– 6:30 p.m. Light Up Ceremony with the mayor at the Main Stage at City Hall Park
– 7 p.m. Pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Clermont City Center
– 5:30-9 p.m. Food court and kid zone open
Saturday, December 1
– 10 a.m. Clermont Hometown Parade in downtown Clermont
– Noon Community acts on the Main Stage at City Hall Park
– 5 & 8 p.m. A Service of Lessons and Carols at the Clermont Performing Arts Center. A Service of Lessons and Carols features operatic grande tenor Ben Gulley and choirs from Montverde Academy, First United Methodist Church of Clermont, First Unitarian Church of Orlando and the Florida Vocal Arts Choir in the performance of the “Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols.”
The performance includes a 30-piece orchestra conducted by Montverde Academy strings instructor and Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra conductor Hanrich Claas.