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Apr
23
Tue
Book Sale
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Book Sale
On April 22 & 23, 2019, the Friends of The Villages Library will hold a Book Sale at the Pinellas Branch of The Villages Public Library, 7375 Powell Rd, Wildwood. This is a 50/50 mix of library weeds and public donations, featuring fiction and non-fiction.
Monday, April 22nd hours are10AM TO 4PM, $5.00 – you fill our bag.
Tuesday, April 23rd hours are 10AM TO 2PM, $2.00 – you fill our bag or $3.00 – pick and fill a box.
Cash only, public welcome.
The Friends of The Villages Library is an all-volunteer Charitable Organization which has returned over $400,000 to the community since 2003. Promote literacy & recycle books.

May
4
Sat
Birding Activities
May 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hernando Audubon Trip to View Nesting Purple Martins: Saturday, May 4, 9 AM Meet at Remington Outpost, 26300 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. Caravan from there a short distance to a private residence where many Purple Martins are breeding and will be feeding their young. We will learn about the life history of Purple Martins and how to care for them, and we will see the adults and their chicks. For information, text 352-428-2629 or email lindalark85@gmail.com
Hernando Audubon Society will have its end-of-season picnic on Thursday, May 9, at Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville. There will be a bird walk at 5 PM, and picnic at 6 PM. Participants are asked to bring their own place settings and a side dish to share.
Meetings and bird walks led by Hernando Audubon Society will resume in September. For more details about this and future activities, check hernandoaudubon.org All Hernando Audubon activities are free and open to the public.

May
9
Thu
Pine Needle Basket Class
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

May 9, Thursday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Join expert volunteers as we learn how to make a small pine needle basket. All materials are provided. Cost is $3/vehicle or Florida Annual Park Pass plus $5/person, 12 and under free. Pre-registration required for class, class size limit 12.
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 CR 603, Bushnell, FL 33513, (352) 793-4781, Floridastateparks.org/dadebattlefield.

Birding Picnic
May 9 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Hernando Audubon Trip to View Nesting Purple Martins: Saturday, May 4, 9 AM Meet at Remington Outpost, 26300 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. Caravan from there a short distance to a private residence where many Purple Martins are breeding and will be feeding their young. We will learn about the life history of Purple Martins and how to care for them, and we will see the adults and their chicks. For information, text 352-428-2629 or email lindalark85@gmail.com
Hernando Audubon Society will have its end-of-season picnic on Thursday, May 9, at Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville. There will be a bird walk at 5 PM, and picnic at 6 PM. Participants are asked to bring their own place settings and a side dish to share.
Meetings and bird walks led by Hernando Audubon Society will resume in September. For more details about this and future activities, check hernandoaudubon.org All Hernando Audubon activities are free and open to the public.

May
17
Fri
Concert to Benefit Humane Society
May 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County will be hosting a Neil Diamond tribute concert to benefit the many animals in need in Sumter County on Friday, May 17 at the North Lake Presbyterian Church located at 975 Rolling Acres Road in Lady Lake. The concert, in conjunction with AllenGang Entertainment, begins at 7PM with $25 tickets available at http://bit.ly/NeilDiamondTributeBenefitConcert and at the HS/SPCA’s office.
Veteran vocalist and tribute artist David Jericko brings his talents to the stage backed by a band of professional musicians who have performed with some of the industry’s biggest stars. David embodies the essence of Neil Diamond to this show as he captures the entire package of a Neil Diamond concert from “Solitary Man” to “Love on the Rocks.”
The show is general admission seating, first come – first serve and doors to the seating area open at 5:30pm. Come as early as 5pm to meet some of the many adoptable animal ambassadors and to enjoy light refreshments in the church’s lobby along with available pet information and merchandise of the HS/SPCA as part of this charitable event. “We’re very fortunate to have such a great performer help our non-profit raise much needed funds while delivering such favorite songs we all know by heart” commented HS/SPCA Director Joe Sprague. He added that “ticket holders will help our no-kill organization continue serving more animals in need. We invite people to have an even greater time because they’re helping save a life too!”
The Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit, no-kill organization helping animals in need throughout Sumter County, Florida. Donations directly help to cover the cost of saving, treating and caring for neglected, abused and abandoned animals. Learn more about the HS/SPCA at hsspca.org, 352-793-9117, on Facebook or visit us at 994 CR 529A, in Lake Panasoffkee. Office open: Mon.-Fri. 7:30am-4:00pm, Sat. 9:00am-4:00pm. Kennel Pet Viewing: Mon.-Sat. 9:00am-3:30pm. Visitors are always welcome!

May
30
Thu
‘Launchpad To What’s Next Live!’ National Tour Announced
May 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Growing Bolder, an award-winning program empowering millions to lead lives of passion and purpose, announced today the launch of the national tour for Launchpad to What’s Next LIVE!, a new, star-studded program featuring nine of the top motivational speakers redefining aging. The event is set for Thursday, May 30, from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m., at The Sharon Performing Arts Center at The Villages.
Growing Bolder founder and CEO Marc Middleton said in addition to himself, the transformational evening will feature internationally-recognized motivational speakers from a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, to an Olympic gold medalist to leading researchers on brain health and longevity. The speakers include:
• Roger McGuinn, founder of the The Byrds and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
• Rowdy Gaines, three-time Olympic gold medalist and sports broadcaster.
With special guests:
• Diana Nyad, author, who at age 64 became the first person to swim from Cuba to Key West without the aid of a shark cage.
• Lisa Lynn, personal trainer to Martha Stewart and author of “The Metabolism Solution.”
• Dr. Roger Landry, highly-decorated flight surgeon and author of “Live Long, Die Short: A Guide to Authentic Health and Successful Aging.”
• Jim Smith Jr., known as Mr. Energy, a renowned trainer, motivational speaker and author of “The No-Excuse Guide to Success,” which was nominated for the NAACP Image Award.
The May 30 event will be taped for national television and will air later this year on PBS, Middleton said. Tickets are $35 for reserved seating. Guests are urged to purchase tickets early to get preferred seating.
Tickets for the event can be purchased online beginning March 27 at www.TheSharon.com or by visiting The Villages’ entertainment box office at 1070 Canal St. Launchpad to What’s Next LIVE! will be touring the country through November, 2019, with stops in Albuquerque, Hilton Head and Sun City, Arizona, among other cities.