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  1. Calendar Overlay ALL Community Events (4)
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ALL Community Events

  1. Chamber of Commerce: Business at Breakfast

    December 13, 2017, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM @ Lake Receptions

    Business at Breakfast is held on the second Wednesday of each month at Lake Receptions. Sponsor this month December is Karen Marshall, Certified Health Coach.

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  2. Origami Ornaments

    December 16, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Modernism Museum Mount Dora

    Saturday, December 16th the Modernism Museum Mount Dora will host an origami workshop perfect for the holidays. We are welcoming back Paula Davis, the talented instructor who will lead this creative workshop focusing on the construction of a German Christmas Star Ornament. With the ornaments created, Ms. Davis will show how you can turn your ornaments into a wreath– just in time for your Christmas décor, it is right around the corner! This workshop is for participants 14 years of age or older. Tickets are $20 each for non-members or $15 for 3MD members. Only 12 seats are available, space is limited, please call (352) 385-0034 to reserve your seat or visit www.modernismmuseum.org/events for more information.

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  3. 6th Annual Mount Dora Half Marathon and 5K

    December 17, 2017, 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Elizabeth Evans Park

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  4. Mount Dora Food Trucks

    December 21, 2017, 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Sunset Park

    Join us the 3rd Thursday of every month in Sunset Park (Alexander Street and 4th Ave.) for food trucks and music. Tables and chairs are set up in the park for your convenience. Monthly food truck lineup is available at https://mountdora.com/Mount_Dora_Chamber_calendar.php

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Boards & Committees Calendar

  1. Northeast CRA Advisory Committee Meeting

    December 12, 2017, 6:00 PM @ Martin Luther King Center

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  2. City Council Meeting

    December 14, 2017, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ City Hall Boardroom

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  3. Firefighters' Pension Board

    December 15, 2017, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM @ City Hall

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  4. Police Officers' Pension Board

    December 15, 2017, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ City Hall

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  5. General Employees' Pension Board Meeting

    December 15, 2017, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ City Hall Boardroom

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  6. Development Review Committee Meeting

    December 20, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  7. Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting

    December 20, 2017, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ City Hall

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  8. Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting

    December 20, 2017, 5:30 PM @ City Hall

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  9. Historic Preservation Board Meeting

    December 21, 2017, 4:00 PM

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  10. Public Arts Commission Meeting

    December 26, 2017, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

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City and Community Events Calendar

  1. Mount Dora Storytellers Guild

    December 12, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Simpson Farmhouse

    The Simpson Farmhouse is next to WT Bland Library on Donnelly. Please join us to hear and share stories you love.

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Community Building Calendar

  1. Holiday Concert featuring the Lake Concert Band

    December 14, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Community Building

    Lake Concert Band under the direction of John Landers

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  2. The Nutcracker presented by Mount Dora School of Ballet

    December 16, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Community Building

    This Christmas season, tucked into the twinkling lights of downtown Mount Dora, the Mount Dora School of Ballet returns to present Lake Ballet Theater’s Nutcracker, Tchaikovsky’s famous, full-length ballet. Under the expertise and artistic vision of Director Kathryn Wheeler, a cast of MDSB dancers, as well as professional artists from the Orlando Ballet and other prestigious companies, will perform The Nutcracker. The iconic ballet is a Christmas tradition full of sugary delights and sweet pleasures. Theater guests will be mesmerized by the skill and artistry as ballerinas transport the audience into the dreams of Clara and through The Land of Sweets. This classical story is not one to be missed. Make the Lake Ballet Theater’s Nutcracker part of your Christmas tradition. Mark your calendar for December 16th and 17th. The ballet will be held at the Mount Dora Community Building. Seating is limited. We encourage you to purchase tickets quickly. You will not be disappointed.

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  3. The Nutcracker presented by Mount Dora School of Ballet

    December 17, 2017, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Community Building

    This Christmas season, tucked into the twinkling lights of downtown Mount Dora, the Mount Dora School of Ballet returns to present Lake Ballet Theater’s Nutcracker, Tchaikovsky’s famous, full-length ballet. Under the expertise and artistic vision of Director Kathryn Wheeler, a cast of MDSB dancers, as well as professional artists from the Orlando Ballet and other prestigious companies, will perform The Nutcracker. The iconic ballet is a Christmas tradition full of sugary delights and sweet pleasures. Theater guests will be mesmerized by the skill and artistry as ballerinas transport the audience into the dreams of Clara and through The Land of Sweets. This classical story is not one to be missed. Make the Lake Ballet Theater’s Nutcracker part of your Christmas tradition. Mark your calendar for December 16th and 17th. The ballet will be held at the Mount Dora Community Building. Seating is limited. We encourage you to purchase tickets quickly. You will not be disappointed.

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Library - Adult Calendar

  1. English Conversation Class

    December 11, 2017, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ W T Bland Public Library

    Learn to speak English in our weekly English Conversation Class held every Monday evening, from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Families are welcome. Clases de Conversacion en Ingles: Todos los lunes de 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Ambiente familiar. Totalmente gratis y no es necesario inscribirse. Practica Ingles en la biblioteca. No registration is required for this free class. Seating is on a first-come-first-served basis. Practice English at your library! ALL LANGUAGES are welcome!

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  2. Mahjong

    December 11, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ W T Bland Public Library

    Learn the fascinating and fun game of Mahjong every Monday night at the Simpson Farm House. All skill levels are welcome and you will learn while you play American Mahjong. Please feel free to come by yourself or bring a friend.

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  3. Beginning iPad & iPhone

    December 12, 2017, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ W T Bland Public Library

    Bring your Apple iPad and/or Apple iPhone to this class for beginners. You'll learn the basics: battery management, all about settings, software updates, installing apps, Safari, security, and more. This is a two class series, scheduled for the second and fourth Tuesday morning of each month. Registration for the first class automatically includes attendance at the follow-up class. Even if you've owned your iPad or iPhone for awhile, you're sure to pick up new tips, features, and safeguards. New attendees receive priority registration but repeat graduates are welcome!

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  4. Play Scrabble!

    December 13, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ W T Bland Public Library

    Come play Scrabble and make new friends every Wednesday morning at the Simpson Farm House.

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  5. Avoid the Pitfalls of Genealogy Research

    December 13, 2017, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Technology Lab

    Are you stuck in your genealogy research? You'll learn various tried and true techniques to overcome research dead ends and roadblocks in this hands-on class. Class size is limited to eight; please register. Class will be held in our Technology Lab, with individual access to PCs and Ancestry.com within the library (no remote access).

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  6. Classic Film

    December 13, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ W T Bland Public Library

    Enjoy free popcorn and curated classic films every second and fourth Wednesday of the month. The program starts at 7:00pm, with a brief synopsis of what makes it a classic film (pre-1970), followed by a traditional movie cartoon before the feature. Titles are subject to change and are not listed on this calendar. To learn the film scheduled for particular week, please call the Circulation Desk (352) 735-7180 (option 5).

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  7. Windows 10

    December 14, 2017, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ W T Bland Public Library

    Learn all about Windows 10 in this hands-on workshop, including Edge, Workspaces, Cortana, Account Settings, File Explorer, Task View, Windows Storehouse and more. We will walk through Windows 10 settings item by item. This class takes place in our Technology Lab, with PCs provided. Please feel free to bring your own laptop, if you prefer.

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  8. English Conversation Class

    December 18, 2017, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ W T Bland Public Library

    Learn to speak English in our weekly English Conversation Class held every Monday evening, from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Families are welcome. Clases de Conversacion en Ingles: Todos los lunes de 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Ambiente familiar. Totalmente gratis y no es necesario inscribirse. Practica Ingles en la biblioteca. No registration is required for this free class. Seating is on a first-come-first-served basis. Practice English at your library! ALL LANGUAGES are welcome!

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  9. Mahjong

    December 18, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ W T Bland Public Library

    Learn the fascinating and fun game of Mahjong every Monday night at the Simpson Farm House. All skill levels are welcome and you will learn while you play American Mahjong. Please feel free to come by yourself or bring a friend.

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  10. Play Scrabble!

    December 20, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ W T Bland Public Library

    Come play Scrabble and make new friends every Wednesday morning at the Simpson Farm House.

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  11. Basic Android

    December 20, 2017, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ W T Bland Public Library

    Do you own a Samsung, Sony, LG, or other Android phone or tablet? Get the basics covered in this morning class. Bring your device and learn about Google Voice Search, Google talk to text, Google GPS, email and more.

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  12. Microsoft Word: Basics

    December 20, 2017, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ W T Bland Public Library

    Learn the basics of Microsoft Word, a word processing program. This class will cover basic text formatting and editing, how to copy and paste, insert images, check spelling and grammar, save, and print. Attendees will use PCs in the W.T. Bland Public Library Technology Lab, which have Microsoft Word 2016 installed.

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  13. Computer Security

    December 21, 2017, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ W T Bland Public Library

    There are people in this world who make their living by hacking into your computer and stealing your personal information. And it's easy to do! If you use a computer for email, shopping, bill paying or just exploring, learn how to protect yourself and your assets. This class will show you how the public is being attacked and what can be done to protect yourself. Class size is limited to twelve students,

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  14. Mahjong

    December 25, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ W T Bland Public Library

    Learn the fascinating and fun game of Mahjong every Monday night at the Simpson Farm House. All skill levels are welcome and you will learn while you play American Mahjong. Please feel free to come by yourself or bring a friend.

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  15. Mount Dora Genealogy Interest Group

    December 26, 2017, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Community Room

    Are you curious about your family tree? Join Mount Dora's Genealogy Group and share your stories, learn from the pro's and make new friends. Each month has a new scheduled program and/or speaker. There is no registration required and coffee and refreshments are served.

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  16. Play Scrabble!

    December 27, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ W T Bland Public Library

    Come play Scrabble and make new friends every Wednesday morning at the Simpson Farm House.

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  17. Microsoft Excel: Basics

    December 27, 2017, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Learn how to use Excel to organize numbers and text in a spreadsheet format. Excel spreadsheets can be used for budgets, work and school projects, record-keeping, lists, inventories, and more. By the end of this class you should be able to create and format a spreadsheet; enter and edit data; and use basic formulas to add, subtract, multiply and divide numbers in a horizontal row or vertical column. Attendees will use PCs in the W.T. Bland Public Library Technology Lab, which have Microsoft Excel 2013 installed.

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  18. Classic Film

    December 27, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ W T Bland Public Library

    Enjoy free popcorn and curated classic films every second and fourth Wednesday of the month. The program starts at 7:00pm, with a brief synopsis of what makes it a classic film (pre-1970), followed by a traditional movie cartoon before the feature. Titles are subject to change and are not listed on this calendar. To learn the film scheduled for particular week, please call the Circulation Desk (352) 735-7180 (option 5).

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Library - Youth Calendar

  1. BiblioBop Dance

    December 11, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Children's Program Room

    Enjoy a fun way to develop early literacy skills in young children. This program features all types of music, singing, stories and lots of dancing! Suggested age: 2 1/2 to 5 years. Please like us Facebook!

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  2. Toddler Time

    December 13, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Children's Program Room

    Join us for an interactive story time with your child that includes early literacy fun with books, songs, finger plays and bubbles. Suggested age: 0 to 2 1/2 years. Please like us on Facebook!

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  3. LEGOs & more

    December 13, 2017, 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM @ W. T. Bland Public Library

    This program is open to children ages 4 and older. Meet other LEGO fans build an original LEGO creation. STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) activities may will also be offered during some sessions.

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  4. Preschool Story Time

    December 14, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ W.T. Bland Public Library

    Bring your preschoolers for a story time with Miss Lynn. After story time stay and play with an assortment of educational toys and activities. Suggested age 2 1/2 and up.

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  5. Gingerbread House Decorating @ the Library

    December 15, 2017, 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM @ Children's Program Room

    Pre-purchased ticket required. Tickets available at the circulation desk beginning Friday, December 1st. Recommended $6.00 donation to cover cost of materials. Just bring your creativity! All ages welcome. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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  6. Gingerbread House Decorating @ the Library

    December 16, 2017, 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM @ Children's Program Room

    Pre-purchased ticket required. Tickets available at the circulation desk beginning Friday, December 1st. Recommended $6.00 donation to cover cost of materials. Just bring your creativity! All ages welcome. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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  7. PAWS Reading Dogs

    December 20, 2017, All Day @ W.T. Bland Public Library

    Licensed therapy dogs visit the library each month for children to read them a story. This program is open to children of all ages.

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  8. Preschool Story Time

    December 21, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ W.T. Bland Public Library

    Bring your preschoolers for a story time with Miss Lynn. After story time stay and play with an assortment of educational toys and activities. Suggested age 2 1/2 and up.

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  9. LEGOs & more

    December 27, 2017, 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM @ W. T. Bland Public Library

    This program is open to children ages 4 and older. Meet other LEGO fans build an original LEGO creation. STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) activities may will also be offered during some sessions.

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