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Lake County Supervisor Of Elections To Host An Open House/Tour
Jan 17 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Alan Hays, Lake County Supervisor of Elections, is inviting everyone to come tour their new elections facility. Their office will host an open house on January 17th from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. The address is 1898 E. Burleigh Blvd., Tavares, FL.
Office tours will be hosted by staff members of each department and light refreshments will be served. “We would like everyone to come and see our new facility”, said Hays.
The new office consolidates the various operations of the elections office into one convenient location. The new facility is located diagonally across from Advent Health (formerly known as Florida Hospital Waterman) in Tavares. This new location offers much easier access for the voters, candidates and all who may need their services.
“We appreciate the citizens of Lake County and we welcome them to take advantage of this opportunity to see our operation and learn more about the elections process”, commented Hays.

Samba @ Kehlor Building
Jan 18 @ 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

Friday Night Naturalist
Jan 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us to learn about Florida’s environment, climate change, the Everglades and more on January 18, 6 PM at the Trout Lake Nature Center, 520 East CR 44, Eustis.
As a well-known reporter for WMFE National Public Radio Orlando or NPR Orlando, Amy Green has developed stories about Florida’s environment and its many issues. She is an award-winning journalist who has worked as a regular contributor to NPR, PEOPLE, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor and other top news organizations.
Recently, Green became engaged in a series of stories on climate change in partnership with the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting. In July the first story in this series appeared in newspapers statewide and a radio version aired on stations across the state. Green is the author of an in progress book about the Everglades due out in 2020.
As a native Floridian, Green gives us both a personal and a reporter’s perspective on Florida’s ever-changing environment and what it might mean for the future.
This program is free to attend but a $5 donation is suggested to support this independent non-profit’s future programs. For more information, email or call 352.357.7536.
Trout Lake Nature Center, a 230-acre preserve in Eustis, is a private, non-profit corporation established in 1988. TLNC’s mission is to conserve and protect the natural environment and educate the public about its importance. For further information, visit us at or call 352-357-7536.

Tree Giveaway
Jan 19 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Clermont is about to get even greener. The City of Clermont will give out a thousand free Slash pine tree seedlings with instructions on how to care for them in honor of Florida’s Arbor Day.
The annual event will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Lake Hiawatha Preserve’s East Pavilion, 420 Lake Minneola Shores/County Road 561. The giveaway starts at 8 a.m. and will last until all trees are gone.
“We’re glad to provide these trees and we hope that the public will take advantage of this great giveaway,” City Manager Darren Gray said. “The City of Clermont continues to be a role model for environmental consciousness and to seek ways to enhance our green community.”
The City of Clermont’s Public Works Department provides the seedlings, and its Parks and Recreation Department also assists with the event.
The annual giveaway is one of many reasons that the City of Clermont has been nationally recognized as a Tree City USA community of 19 years; the city also earned a Growth Award from the Arbor Day Foundation because of the city’s commitment to expanding public trees.
Questions? Call Sandra or Emily at 352-394-3500.

How to buy a tree
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Trees: they cool us with their shade, add beauty to our views and support our wildlife. But do you know how to buy a tree? What tells you if a tree is healthy? If it has a good root system? If it has a structure that will not create problems in the future? Then come to Cooper Memorial Library – upstairs, 10 AM Saturday January 19th when Tim Sallin will tell us all that with a focus on some our most popular native trees while also giving us some hints on planting and maintenance. Tim is President of our local but nationally recognized Cherry Lake Tree Farm.
Free and open to the public, older children welcome. Passionflower FNPS will also have some native plants on display. The library is at 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive, just off Hancock Rd about ½ mi north of SR-50. Questions? call Jim 407-952-1026 or Jon 407-448-6195 or email

Sunday Breakfast at American Legion
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

January 2019 Sunday Breakfasts set! Open to the public for a donation of $6.00/plate, you get pancakes, eggs, sausage, potatoes, toast, coffee and juice. Breakfast is available January 6 and January 20, 2019, from 9AM-11AM at the Legion on 307 American Legion Road, Mascotte. To RSVP or for more information, call DON at 352-874-2623.
We also invite all Military members, past and present, to our regular monthly meetings the second Monday of every month at 6:00 PM; next meeting is January 14, 2019. The Post is also looking for a Commander to lead the Sons of the American Legion and a President for the American Legion Auxiliary, contact Don Grieb, 352-874-2623.

Clermont Toastmasters
Jan 21 @ 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.

Sisters of Sound Open Rehearsal
Jan 22 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Do you love to sing? Join us! Sisters of Sound is Clermont’s internationally ranked a cappella chorus, open to all women ages 7 and up. No audition necessary!
Open rehearsals will be January 22, 2019, from 6:30-9:00 p.m. at Community Foundation of South Lake, 2150 Oakley Seaver Drive, Clermont, FL 34711. For information contact Lindsay Fontana at 407-808-6081.

State of the City Update
Jan 24 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Join us for an exciting overview of the City of Clermont’s accomplishments in 2018 and a preview of what’s sure to be an exciting year ahead in Clermont, the Choice of Champions®. The State of the City Update will be Thursday, January 24, 2019, with an 8 a.m. presentation by City Manager Darren Gray. Join us at 7:30 for coffee and conversation before the presentation.
The briefing will include news about: Major master plan projects scheduled for 2019; New businesses coming; An update on exciting enhancements to the downtown-waterfront district and much more. This report is especially aimed for business owners, residents, real-estate agents, nonprofit organizations and other principal stakeholders interested in the future of Clermont.
RSVP by January 18 to Debra Rybarczyk at or call 352.241.7358.

Samba @ Kehlor Building
Jan 25 @ 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