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Events for May 2015
1-3 "Super Thinking Writer's Camp"
Location: Lakeside Inn, Alexander St, Mount Dora
Description: Information: Or contact Gary or Mary Scott @ 352-669-7121
2 "Relay For Life of Mt. Dora/Sorrento"
Time: 4 pm & 9 pm & 12 am
Location: Christian Home & Bible School - 301 W. 13th Ave - Mount Dora
Description: 4:00 pm - Opening......9:00 pm - Luminaria........12:00 am - Closing. LIGHTS - CAMERAS - RELAY! Are you a survivor? Do you want to help in the fight against cancer?
Extra Info: Contact Allison Chambers @ 407-212-2784
2 Belk Charity Day Sale
Time: 6-10am
Location: All Belk Department Stores
Description: The spring Belk Charity Day Sale will be on May 2, from 6 - 10 am in every Belk store. Customers will receive 20 - 70% off Belk purchases storewide, including special savings on rarely-discounted brands. Mount Dora Sister Cities Association will sell $5 tickets to this event. The charity gets to keep the $5 of every ticket they sell and the customer can redeem the ticket for $5 off their purchase. If you can't attend the sale on May 2, you can also go to the Belk store starting April 24, pick out the items you want to purchase, take them to check-out and present your ticket. The Belk associate will handle the transaction for you. You can then pick up your items anytime on May 2 or after.
Extra Info: For tickets contact or call 455-4418.
5 Bridge Classes For the Advancing Beginner.
Time: Tuesdays 1:00 PM
Price: $5 per class / Book Required approx. $10
Location: Classes held at the Lake County Bridge Club 510 W Key Avenue, Eustis
Description: Opening bids and responses The Basic 6 Conventions Starting May 5, 2015 Taught by Susan Fraser Call or Email Jerry Robie to Sign up by April 24th so we can order a book for you. (352)315-9934 or Come play in the beginner s game at 9:15 AM on Tuesdays and stay for the classes!
7 Know Your Rights panel discussion
Time: 6pm-8pm
Price: Free admission
Location: Mount Dora High School auditorium 700 N. Highland Street Mount Dora
Description: Panel discussion on knowing your rights as a citizen with speakers from Mount Dora Police Department and Lake County Sheriffs Office.
8 Mount Dora Art Stroll
Time: 6-8pm
Location: Downtown Mount Dora
Description: This exceptional free event meanders through downtown Mount Dora offering a festive evening of art, music and hors d oeuvres designed to showcase regional art at several walkable venues throughout downtown Mount Dora.The event runs from 6pm to 8pm. Maps can be picked up at any location along the stroll. The main locations feature art from independent artists and their guest artists. In the summer of 2013, the Art Stroll partnered with the 2nd Friday Gallery Walk in order to expand on this already exciting event. Now the 2nd Friday of every month in Mount Dora means ART! Join us in beautiful downtown Mount Dora for the next Art Stroll for a Friday night full of art, music, wine and entertainment and of course ART! Please find information our our Mount Dora 2nd Friday Art Stroll Facebook page and once there, don t forget to Like us! ~ January 9th: Art Stroll 6pm 8pm ~ February 13th: Art Stroll 6pm 8pm ~ March 13th: Art Stroll 6pm 8pm ~ April 10th: Art Stroll 6pm 8pm ~ May 8th: Art Stroll 6pm 8pm ~ June 12th: Art Stroll 6pm 8pm ~ July 10th: Art Stroll 6pm 8pm ~ August 14th: Art Stroll 6pm 8pm ~ September 11th: Art Stroll 6pm 8pm ~ October 9th: Art Stroll 6pm 8pm ~ November 13th:Art Stroll 6pm 8pm (November is our Holiday Arts and Crafts event!) ~ December 11th: Art Stroll 6pm 8pm (December Holiday Arts and Crafts happens again!) If you are an artist interested in participating we d love to hear from you. Please send an email to and let us know a bit about you. Please include contact information such as phone number, facebook or web page information (if you have it), and a brief description of your medium. Please also include 3 jpgs of your work. Questions? Feel free to send an email to or call the MDCA at 352.383.0880 and we ll do our best to help you.
8 MUSIC IN SUNSET PARK Presented by The City of Mount Dora in partnership with the Mount Dora Art Stroll
Time: 6-8pm
Price: FREE music, food & drink
Location: Sunset Park - Corner of 4th Street & Alexander Avenue Mount Dora
Description: Tonight enjoy the music of Anita Drink Band
9 Mount Dora Gearhead Gathering at Lakeside Inn
Time: 9am - 5pm
Price: Free to the public/$30 Entry Fee for cars
Location: Lakeside Inn 100 N. Alexander Street Mount Dora
Description: Enjoy the sounds of the 50's, 60's and 70's performed by Local acclaimed musical group THE PROPELLERS. Pre 1975 Collector Cars, no Hot Rods or Low Riders. Limited to the first 60 cars by May 1st. $30 Entry Fee includes 2 people. $20 for additional Car. To register cars, or call 352.383.2165. Special accommodation room rates at Lakeside Inn for Registrants. Mention special code "CARS". Registration for 2 people includes morning beverage with Danish, live music, and post social event at Tremain's Tavern from 5-6pm.
Time: 8:00am
Location: Meet at the Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce 341 Alexander St. Mount Dora
Description: Roll time - 8am Route - 21 mile social ride with a photo scavenger hunt B & C paced groups
Extra Info: We are collecting high resolution photos from last year's festival. Please send yours to Thank you!
9 Mount Dora HAS TALENT Auditions
Time: 10am - Noon
Location: Mount Dora Community Building 520 N. Baker St. Mount Dora
Description: The City of Mount Dora will have auditions for "Mount Dora Has Talent" competition from 10 a.m. to noon May 9 at the Mount Dora Community Building, 520 N. Baker St.. The contest is open to Mount Dora residents. There will be two age divisions: junior, ages 8 to 17 and adult, 18 and older. Contestants may perform music, dance or any types of a performing art. Three finalists will be chosen from each division. The finals will be held at 6 p.m. July 3 at the Freedom on the Waterfront event in Elizabeth Evans Park. To request a registration form, call the Parks and Recreation office at 352-735-7183 or email
10 Mothers Day Brunch at Pisces Rising
Time: 11am-2pm
Location: Pisces Rising 239 W. 4th Avenue Mount Dora
Description: Our Regular Dinner Menu will be served along with special features and a special Mother s Day Brunch Menu (Below). Brunch is served from 11:00am-2:00pm
13 12th Annual Health Fair - Avante at Mount Dora
Time: 8:30am-1pm
Price: FREE
Location: Avante at Mount Dora 3050 Brown Avenue Mount Dora
Description: FREE medical screening/blood sugar testing, blood pressure, hearing, cholesterol, podiatry, memory screenings, balance testing. Agencies & information from over 35 Healthcare providers on site. Facility tours, refreshments, BBQ lunch, live music. For more info. contact Cheryl Pait 352-383-4161 x-4003
13 BUSINESS AT BREAKFAST with the Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce
Time: 7:30am-9am
Price: $10 with RSVP OR $12 at the door
Location: Lake Receptions 4425 N Highway 19A, Mt Dora, FL 32757
Description: Join us for a delicious breakfast and networking with fellow Mount Dorians! This months host is Jeff Bassett with Waterman Village. BE SURE TO RSVP BY TUESDAY, MAY 12TH! 352-383-2165 or
13 Mount Dora HS Jazz Band - Free concert
Time: 7:00pm
Price: Free
Location: St. Edwards Episcopal Church 5th Ave and Grandview St. Mount Dora
Description: Performing the Jazz and Rock hits from the 60s and 70s of Chicago, Blood Sweat and Tears, Sam and Dave, Wilson Pickett, Buddy Rich, Antonio Carlos Jobin, Marvin Gaye, The Doors, and others. A Faith Offering will be taken.
15-16 "Blues-n-Groove Weekend" PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS AT WWW.MOUNTDORA.COM OR CALL 352.383.2165.
Location: Elizabeth Evans Park - Donnelly Street & Lake Dora, Mount Dora
Description: The all-new Mount Dora Blues-n-Groove Weekend will continue the tradition of bringing fabulous Blues and Groovy Music to Mount Dora's gorgeous lakefront park.
16-17 Scott's Zellwood Sweet Corn Jamboree
Time: 10am-7pm
Price: $10 adult advance, $8 children advance or $12 at the door
Location: Long & Scott Farms 26216 CR 448A Mount Dora
Description: Featuring Faren Rachels, Ray Fulcher,Patrick Gibson, Erica Morgan, Chris Poindexter, Megan Katarina, Johnny Reed Foley & Justin Heet.
16 Courtyard Blues Stage - An extension of the Blues N Groove Festival
Time: 2-8pm
Price: Free admission
Location: Alexander Ave and 4th Street in downtown Mount Dora
Description: Blues & craft beers. Music from The Smokin' Torpedoes, Little Mike and the Tornadoes, and Doug Deming and the Jewel Tones.
16 3rd Annual Butterfly Release in the Nunan Butterfly Garden at the W. T. Bland Public Library 1995 N. Donnelly Street in Mount Dora
Time: 10:00am
Location: W. T. Bland Public Library 1995 N. Donnelly Street in Mount Dora
Description: The 3rd Annual Butterfly Release in the Nunan Butterfly Garden at the W. T. Bland Public Library will take place this Saturday, May 16. The program starts at 10:00am so check out the following activities so you can choose how you wish to participate: 10:00am - Refreshments for Adults in the Community Room 10:30am - Butterfly talk on focusing on wildflowers and butterflies with Nancy Bissett of The Natives . 11:45 am - Butterfly Release in the Butterfly ,Garden. 12:00pm Noon Children s crafts & treats in the Children s Program Room. Butterfly plant sale all monies raised will go to maintain our butterfly garden. Make sure you bring your camera, as there will be a photo ops when the butterflies are released. Many thanks to the Mount Dora Library Association for sponsoring the 3rd Annual Butterfly Release.
18 Trione Wine Dinner - 6 course food and wine pairing at The Chefs Pantry Bar and Grill - PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS AT THE MOUNT DORA AREA CHAMBER OF COMMER
Time: 6pm
Price: $65 -Reservations required
Location: The Chefs Pantry Bar and Grill 322 N. Alexander St. Mount Dora
Description: Come join us as we host Scot Covington of Trione Vineyards and Winery, Alexander Valley, CA with a 6 course food and wine pairing created by our fabulous Chefs. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. 352-385-7011.
19 Coffee With the Burkhardt Crew
Time: 9am
Location: Codys on 4th
Description: Join Burkhardt and city staff for the next Coffee with the Crew, Tuesday, May 19, 9:00 AM at Cody s on 4th.
21 Mount Dora Food Trucks Night!
Time: 5-8:30pm
Location: Sunset Park, Corner of 4th Ave & Alexander St. Downtown Mount Dora
Description: Come enjoy even more variety this month along with music & fun! This months line up includes The Big Cheese, Cara Bama BBQ, CupKay's Cakery, The Cussin' Sailor, Icecream Social Club, Its All Greek to me, Kona Dog, Louies Bistro, Monsta Lobsta, Ole Aioli, Willy Ts Crab Shack, and Kona Food Truck Luaus. Come Hungry!!!
23 British Invasion Concert
Time: 7:00pm
Price: $25 VIP/ $15 General Admission
Location: Mount Dora Community Building 520 N. Baker Street Mount Dora
Description: From the producer that gave you Beatle Beat and Elvis Thru the Years, we present The sound of British Invasion Bands from the 1960's. Gerry and the Pacemakers, Dave Clark Five, Rolling Stones, Beatles, Hollies, Herman's Hermits and many more. Tickets available on line at or at the following locations: W. T. Bland Public Library 1995 N. Donnelly St., Julianne's Coastal Cottage 135 E. 4th Ave., or by calling 352-383-8808
28 BUSINESS AFTER HOURS at the Country Club of Mount Dora
Time: 5:30-7pm
Location: Country Club of Mount Dora 1900 Country Club Blvd Mount Dora
Description: Come network and learn about the Country Club of Mount Dora. PLEASE RSVP TO CHAMBER@MOUNTDORA.COM or call 352-383-2165. Hope to see you there!