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Posted on Monday, July 8, 2013 at 2:25 pm

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Nov
18
Sun
Event Benefits Teaching Zoo
Nov 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Florida International Teaching Zoo And The Villages Rialto Theater are combining forces to present a fund raising spectacle – The 1952 Best Picture Oscar Winning DeMille Classic: “The Greatest Show on Earth”. On the big screen the colossal epic tale (three years in the making) about the biggest circus ever – Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey combined shows. As told thru the lives of the performers, animals, fans, and roustabouts, this 3 ring tale brings the classic circus days to life for children of all ages with death defying thrills, mammoth elephants, glorious show girls, side splitting comedy, and a cast complete with Charlton Heston, Betty Hutton , and Jimmy Stewart as Buttons the Clown.
Special Benefit Performances will be shown at The Villages Rialto Theater – Historic Spanish Springs Friday, November 16, 2018 at 6:30 pm and a Sunday Circus Matinee November 18 at 2:00 pm. All ticket purchases benefit the conservation/building fund of the Florida International Teaching Zoo – Bushnell (www.flzooschool.com or on FB. ) Tickets are only $15.
Professor Brent De’Witt will perform comedy, magic and circus puppetry in the Rialto Lobby throughout Circus Day. But wait there is more – The Villages Own Clown Alley Painted Jesters will be tickling patrons’ fancies. Balloon Animals anyone?
The Loomis Brothers Circus Circus Treat Department will be offering (zoo donation) traditional circus favorites – cotton candy and Kromers’ inspired dry roasted circus peanut packs (special zoo prizes in random bags.) ALL theater admissions and circus treats are a tax deductible donation to the Florida International Teaching Zoo.
Come One ! Come All! To The Lost World of The Greatest Show on Earth on the Big Screen – oh and help The Florida Teaching Zoo protect endangered black jaguars, threatened Patas monkeys, endangered Tamarins, rare birds, Ne’Ne’ geese, and a plethora of exotic birds and critters.
Advance tickets are $15 (tax deductible). Ticket Box Office is 352-750-2290. Tickets will also be available prior to show times .
For more information contact Florida International Teaching Zoo: drwilsonvet@gmail.com FB: Florida Teaching Zoo Tour line 866-937-1115. The Villages Rialto Theater 352-750-2290.

Nov
20
Tue
Crohn’s Disease Support Group
Nov 20 @ 12:00 am – 2:30 am

If you have or know someone who suffers from Crohn’s or Colitis, there is a support group in your area. This support group is open to all and meets at New Life Presbyterian Church, 201 La Vista St., Fruitland Park, FL 34731, the third Monday from 7:00 – 9:30 pm – January, March, May, July, September, November.
For more information, please call the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, Florida Chapter at (561) 218-2929 Option 1 Ext 8
Or the group facilitators: Carl at 248-840-7805 / Staci at 954-253-0999.

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
Fund Raiser Yard Sale at Community Center
Nov 30 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Just think – all for you in the tri-county area: computer classes, a free lending library, crochet and knitting classes, quilting group, men’s coffee time, card games, Bingo, scrapbooking, children’s activities and so much more. When you come to the yard sale, pick up a calendar so you will know when the group of your interest meets.
The community center is a non-profit community service organization. During the recent storm and flooding, the center was a FEMA sponsored shelter to those needing food and water as well as a place to stay.
So, Friday, November 30 from 8 AM-4 PM and Saturday, December 1 from 8 AM to 2 PM, come – shop and meet your neighbors. The Center is located at 28444 Forbes Street in Nobleton.

Dec
1
Sat
Fund Raiser Yard Sale at Community Center
Dec 1 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Just think – all for you in the tri-county area: computer classes, a free lending library, crochet and knitting classes, quilting group, men’s coffee time, card games, Bingo, scrapbooking, children’s activities and so much more. When you come to the yard sale, pick up a calendar so you will know when the group of your interest meets.
The community center is a non-profit community service organization. During the recent storm and flooding, the center was a FEMA sponsored shelter to those needing food and water as well as a place to stay.
So, Friday, November 30 from 8 AM-4 PM and Saturday, December 1 from 8 AM to 2 PM, come – shop and meet your neighbors. The Center is located at 28444 Forbes Street in Nobleton.

Royal Holiday!
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

The smells of Fall are in the air and it’s the beginning of the Holiday Season. Young Performing Artists (YPAs), Inc. will host its 4th Annual Royal Holiday Parade & Open House at the Alonzo A. Young, Sr. Enrichment & Historical Center, Saturday, December 1st, free entry.
The day will begin with a Holiday Parade, 10am, beginning at the corner of CR 462/231, traveling on CR 462 to CR 235A to CR222 to the Royal Park/ Young Center for other activities. Some of the parade participants are Royal Masonic Lodge/ KOP, Phenomenal Sisters, RHEAP Twirlers, Santa Claus (Clifford Dunlap), etc.
After the parade, there will be a live Holiday Concert with singers, dancers and a live DJ. Also, holiday art, jewelry, African wear and food vendors. Visitors can tour the Young Center with decorations from the front to back door including a purple & gold Royal History Christmas tree.
We invite families to come at 10 am and park at the corner of the Royal Park (CR 462 & CR 235), Wildwood (Royal), FL 34785 and at Ebenezer AME Church, Royal, 390 East Highway 462, Wildwood (Royal), FL 34785 to get a bird’s eye view of the parade then enjoy the concert and other festive activities.
For students, the Royal Historical Enrichment & Art Program (RHEAP) Holiday Break 2018 Feeding & Activities is offered during the Sumter District School’s Holiday break at the Alonzo A. Young, Sr. Enrichment & Historical Center, 9569 County Road 235, Wildwood (Royal), FL, Wednesday – Friday, December 26 – December 28, 2018 and Wednesday – Friday, January 2- 4, 2019, 11am- 3pm. Theme: ‘Holiday Sights & Sounds’ featuring enriching workshops i.e. String Music Workshop led by Camerata String Orchestra of Central Florida, Vocal Workshops led by Ms. Brenda Fluitt, etc.
All programming is presented by Young Performing Artists (YPAs), Inc. To make an end of the year donation, for a parade application or more information, call 352-748-0260 or email at youngartists@aol.com or royalproject@cfl.rr.com. Visit www.youngperformingartists.org

Christmas on the Florida Frontier
Dec 1 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

December 1, Saturday, 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Step back into an 1800’s Christmas scene and experience firsthand wassail making, popcorn over a fire, pioneer toys, corn grinding, basket making, candle-making, punch tin art, soap carving, grapevine wreaths and swags, doll making, corn husk creations, period music and living history demonstrators. Enjoy on-site food and old-time general store vendors to make the day complete. Cost is $5/vehicle.
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 CR 603, Bushnell, FL 33513, (352) 793-4781, Floridastateparks.org/dadebattlefield.

Dec
7
Fri
60’s Dance Party Fundraiser
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

South Sumter High School NNDCC will be hosting a 60’s dance party at the South Sumter High School cafeteria on Friday, December 7th from 7:00-9:30 p.m. The dance will feature the Same Is Lame Jazz Ambassadors, a 20-piece jazz band from the Clermont area. Admission is $5 per person and tickets are available at the door. Drinks and snacks are provided as part of the paid admission. Contests will be held for Best 60’s Era Costume and Best Dance Couple. Come join us for a night of music, dancing and fun.

Dec
8
Sat
Barn Yard Fundraiser
Dec 8 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

The 2nd annual yard sale to benefit Howey Horse Haven Rescue will be held Saturday, December 8th, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The ranch is located at 22109 N. Buckhill Road, Howey-in-the-Hills.
Here is your chance to clear out some of the unnecessary items in your home.
You can sell your items by reserving your own 12 x 12 spot. Bring out yout stuff, set up and let the sales begin.
Introduce your business, product or goods for sale.
Learn more about Howey Horse Ranch and rescue horses and how you can participate in their rehabilitation.
Donate items. If you can’t attend but still want to help, donate sale items or make a monetary donation. Share our event on Facebook. Donations can be made on our website at: www.HHHR.org
To reserve a vendor spot, call 352.223.8761 or email: info@HHHR.org

Dec
18
Tue
Crohn’s Disease Support Group
Dec 18 @ 12:00 am – 2:30 am

If you have or know someone who suffers from Crohn’s or Colitis, there is a support group in your area. This support group is open to all and meets at New Life Presbyterian Church, 201 La Vista St., Fruitland Park, FL 34731, the third Monday from 7:00 – 9:30 pm – January, March, May, July, September, November.
For more information, please call the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, Florida Chapter at (561) 218-2929 Option 1 Ext 8
Or the group facilitators: Carl at 248-840-7805 / Staci at 954-253-0999.