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Calendar Of Events
January 2015
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Events for January 2015
Dec 4 Jan 3 CHRISTMAS TOUR OF LIGHTS WALKING TOUR - Tickets sold at the Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce 352.383.2165 or
Price: $5 - $10
Location: Tour begins in the lobby of the Lakeside Inn 100 N. Alexander St. Mount Dora
Description: See over 3 million lights as your tour guide takes you on a theatrical illuminated adventure. Mount Dora is transformed into a "City of Light" with the illumination of over 3 millions lights throughout Old Mount Dora. The lights mix with many stories of Christmas past.
Dec 28 Jan 3 "Mission Inn New Year's Holiday"
Location: Mission Inn Resort & Club, 10400 County Road 48, Howey-In-The-Hills. FL
Description: There is more to be thankful for when celebrating New Year's at Mission Inn. In addition to deluxe accommodations and legendary service. Join us for a seductive candlelight dinner at one of our four resort restaurants. Join us for golf on the famous El Champeon Course and the challenging Las Colinas Course. Or select a great Spa treatment from our Spa Marbella. Tennis, Boating, Trap and Skeet, bicycle rides and just plain relaxing are all available to make your Holiday great fun.
Extra Info: For more information & prices contact 800-874-9053 and/or
Description: Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce will be CLOSED
1 "The Goblin Market"
Description: Will be open New Years Day
1 "Pisces Rising"
Description: Will be open on New Years Day
1 "Christmas Light Tour"
Time: 7 pm
Location: Historic Lakeside Inn - Mount Dora
Description: Thursdays and Fridays throughout January. Mount Dora is transformed into a "City of Light" with the illumination of over 3 million lights throughout Old Mount Dora. The lights mix with many stories of Christmas past as told by your tour guide on this walking tour.
1 "2015 Bookmark Design Contest"
Location: W.T. Bland Public Library - N. Donnelly St - Mount Dora
Description: The Lake County Library System is proud to announce the 16th annual Bookmark Design Contest. This years theme will be "Dreams and Nightmares", where imaginary worlds and magical creatures are common. All students (K-12) and adults in Lake County are encouraged to enter - and as many times as they wish. The awards will be announced at the annual Author's Reception, on Friday, March 13th at the W.T. Bland Library. The winning bookmark designs will then be available at all 15 libraries in the Lake County System, and will be printable from the library system's web site. Prizes will include gift cards for 1st - 3rd prize winners from sponsor - Insight Credit Union.
Extra Info: Deliver completed entry form with your original bookmark design to any LCLS library. Entries may be also be mailed to: Linda Goff, Youth Services Coordinator, 2401 Woodlea Road, Tavares, FL 32778. Electronic files (300 dpi or greater) may be submitted via e-mail to: DEADLINE for submission is February 13, 2015. Complete contest rules and guidelines are available @ For additional information: 352-253-6167
1-31 Christmas Lights In Mount Dora!
Location: Downtown Mount Dora
Description: The Christmas lights will be on display every Friday, Saturday & Sunday through February 8th!
Description: Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce will be CLOSED
3 Wallace Fitness Vitality Walk
Time: 7:30am-8:20am
Price: FREE to the public
Location: Starts in front of Wallace Fitness (252 N. Donnelly St., Mount Dora, FL)
Description: Every first Saturday each month - Join us for this rejuvenating, energizing, calorie burning and soul cleansing walk we conduct for our lovely community as compliments of Wallace Fitness.
3 "Mount Dora Dulcimer Society"
Time: 10 AM
Location: W.T. Bland Public Library - N. Donnelly St - Mount Dora
Description: "Jam Session" - 1st Saturday of every month - all acoustic instruments welcome
Extra Info: Contact Ruth @ 352-735-4907
11 "Winter Follies"
Time: 7 pm to 9 pm
Price: Free
Location: St Edward's Episcopal Church - 460 N. Grandview St - Mount Dora
Description: To be held in Hartridge Hall. A fun packed evening is promised with exceptional entertainment. Including a trip back to old time radio land - fine music by Ron Green and the Bon Tempos for your listening and dancing enjoyment - Light refreshments will be served.
Extra Info: For more information call 352-383-2832 Faith Offering Donations are accepted.
13 PreConstruction Workshop - Phase III Downtown Mount Dora
Time: 5:30pm
Description: Please join Mount Dora city staff and the Burkhardt team for our first preconstruction workshop for Phase 3 on January 13, 5:30 PM at the Donnelly Park Building. Meeting Topics: Review Final Design Discuss Construction Schedule Pedestrian & Vehicular Access Plans Outreach & Promotional Program
14 Business At Breakfast
Time: 7:30am - 9pm
Price: $10 with RSVP, $12 at the door
Location: The Lakeside Inn 100 N. Alexander St. Mount Dora, Florida
Description: Come and network with other local business owners and enjoy breakfast. Our guest speaker this month will be Stan Austin with the Florida SBDC. Please RSVP to or call 352.383.2165.
Time: 7:30PM
Price: $15-$45
Description: The New Year will be celebrated in concert, "Elegance of Vienna" in Mount Dora on the 15th, featuring the timeless music of Johann Strauss, Jr. and including an American nod to Leroy Anderson and Glenn Miller. Tickets:
15 "Health and Hope Night"
Time: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Price: FREE
Location: W.T.Bland Public Library - 1995 N. Donnelly St - Mount Dora
Description: Have you made your New Year's Resolution to lose weight? It's not too late to start! FREE support of a Health Coach - Clinically proven - No diet pills - Fast results - Long-term weight management. Attend a FREE seminar and start 2015 with a healthy resolution.
Extra Info: For reservations, call Karen Marshall, Certified Health Coach @ 352-729-2569
Time: 5:30pm - 9pm
Location: Sunset Park, Corner of Alexander St. & 4th Avenue, Mount Dora
Description: Come enjoy a beautiful Thursday evening in Mount Dora s SUNSET PARK! Mount Dora Food Trucks offer something for everyone! From a wide variety of foods & desserts to live music & entertainment! Event Questions call 352-383-2165 or Email - Food Truck Questions call 407-914-7317 or Email See you there!
15 "Piatigorsky Foundation Concert"
Time: 2:00 pm
Price: Free
Location: W.T.Bland Public Library - 1995 N. Donnelly St - Mount Dora
Description: Featuring Linda Rosenthal, violin and Richard Dowling, piano. Ms Rosenthal and Mr Dowling performs throughout North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Far East. The Piatigorsky Foundation aims to reach hundreds of people across Florida to increase awareness and appreciation of classical music in communities throughout the state. Following the concert, there will be a reception and a chance for you to meet the artists.
Extra Info: For more information call 352-735-7180 Option 5
15 Florida Hospital Waterman's new Center for Women and Children
Time: 4:30-6:30pm
Location: Florida Hospital Waterman
Description: Tour our completely renovated Center for Women & Children. - Light refreshments and Hors d-oeuvres will be served. - Learn more about expanded services and new partnership with Florida Hospital for Children
Extra Info: Delivering a New Experience.....Enhancing Care for Women and Children of our Community
16-18 "Renninger's Antique Extravaganza"
Location: 20651 US 441, Mount Dora, FL
Description: An antique lover's dream! This event held at Renninger's Twin Markets, is one of the largest gatherings of antique dealers in the south with over 1500 dealers attending.
Extra Info: For more information please contact the Twin Markets at 352-383-8393 or 800-522-3555
16-18 "Super Thinking Writer's Camp"
Location: Lakeside Inn, Alexander St, Mount Dora
Description: Information: Or contact Gary or Mary Scott @ 352-669-7121
Time: 5:30PM
Price: $50 for one, $75 for two*MUST HAVE SYMPHONY TICKET
Location: Clermont City Center Montrose Street, Clermont
Description: On January 16, the "Elegance of Vienna" will be performed at the Clermont City Center on Montrose Street across from City Hall, with a dinner held before the concert. The gala dinner will include a "Greet and Seat" from 5:30 to 6pm, then dinner from 6-7. The concert will begin at 7:30 pm. Tickets:
17 "Mount Dora Art League Meetings"
Time: 10 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Mount Dora Congregational Church - 7th Ave and Donnelly St - Mount Dora
Description: Saturday - Jan 17th - Carrie Knupp - encaustic process demo
17 "A Journey through Emotional Healing"
Time: 10:30 am
Price: Free
Location: W.T.Bland Public Library - 1995 N. Donnelly St - Mount Dora
Description: Stephanie Clunn's popular classes on aromatherapy and essential oils. Hear the stories and witness the healing power of 100% pure essential oils on emotional, behavioral and brain health. There will be 4 additional classes throughout the year - March 21 - June 20 - September 19 - December 5
Extra Info: For additional information call 352-735-7180 option 5 Stephanie can be reached at
Time: 5-7pm
Location: Pisces Rising 239 W. 4th Avenue Mount Dora
Description: Join us as we honor our newest Mount Dora Area Chamber members. Please RSVP to or call 352.383.2165. We hope to see you there!
21 "Inaugural Running with the Georges and Health Fair"
Time: 8 am to 12 pm
Location: Ferran Park - Eustis, Fl
Description: Registration is open now at and will also begin the day of the event at 6:30 am - race begins at 8 am. Come join this special event that generates grants of up to $1000. each to support local schools and charities.
22 "MDACC Business After Hours hosted by McLin Fitness Center MDHS
Time: 5 pm to 7 pm
Location: McLin Fitness Center - Mount Dora High School - Mount Dora
Description: McLin Fitness Center opened its doors to the public in January 2006. It was built through the generous Education Foundation established by Charles and Mary McLin. This couple decreed that monies raised through their foundation be reinvested into educational programs. All proceeds generated thru membership and guest fees goes back into the Mount Dora High School athletic and academic programs. The Center is operated by the Hurricane Boosters and a host of volunteers dedicating their time and energy to provide this beneficial service to the school and the community! PLEASE RSVP TO or by calling 352.383.2165.
23 "Robert Burns Supper 2015"
Time: 5 to 9 pm
Price: $30 per person
Location: The Lakes of Mount Dora Clubhouse Community Room - Hwy 44 east of 44B - Mount Dora
Description: 23rd Annual Scottish Tradition celebrating Scottish Poet Robert Burns' 256th Birthday Anniversary. EVERYONE IS WELCOME to enjoy a Scottish themed Dinner and Entertainment. You are welcome to bring your own bottle of choice. Fiddle Music - Entertainment - Dancing - Poems - and Burns Supper traditions. Presented by Mount Dora Sister Cities Association, Inc. Buffet Dinner includes: Roast Beef, Baked Chicken, Haggis, Neeps n' Tatties, Corn Pudding, Green Beans, Sweet Potatoes, Rolls, Desserts, Iced Tea, Coffee.
Extra Info: Reservations call: Marsha Blum 352-383-9189 (8576 Lakes of Mount Dora Blvd, Mount Dora, FL)
Jan 23 Feb 16 "I DO! I DO!" - A Two-person Musical
Time: See Below
Price: Call 352-383-4616
Location: Sonnentag Theatre at the IceHouse - 1100 N. Unser St. - Mount Dora
Description: The musical tale begins in 1898 on the wedding night of Michael & Agnes Snow, and follows the couple on an episodic journey through the ups and downs of a loving, fifty-year marriage. Playing the roles of Michael & Agnes Snow are real-life husband and wife, performers Ben & Stephanie Adams. Performances are Thursdays 7:30 pm, Fridays 8:00 pm, Saturdays 2:00 pm (Jan 24, 31 & Feb 14) Saturdays 8:00 pm (Feb 7 & 14) and Sundays 2:00 pm for sixteen performances.
Extra Info: Box Office Information: 352-383-4616 / Tues - Fri 1-5 pm, and an hour before the shows. and/or email
23 Spend an enlightening evening with Psychic Tim Smith at The Windsor Rose Restaurant and Tea Room
Time: 6:30pm
Price: $38.00 plus tax
Location: Winsor Rose Restaurant and Tea Room
Description: Tim Smith is a certified Angel Card Reader and Angel Messenger Practitioner. Tim holds life coaching and spiritual counseling seminars with energy, crystal healing sessions, and tarot card readings. Come to an intimate setting where Tim will take you on a spiritual journey while you enjoy a relaxing dinner. Tim will be answering questions and trying to help those that need guidance about loved ones that have crossed over. Tim will define "Angel Card Reading" and explain some of his personal stories. Sorry, but due to the nature of this event children under thirteen are not allowed and must be accompanied by their parents. All Entrees s come with side salad with crusty bread, Chef's seasonal vegetables and your choice of soft drinks tea or coffee and show for $38.00 per person. You may make a reservation by calling 352-735-2551.
24-25 13th Mount Dora Florida Highwaymen Art Show, Sale & Benefit
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Price: FREE
Location: Donnelly Building - Donnelly Park - Mount Dora
Description: Art Show, Sale & Benefit....The popular Highwaymen artist will return to Mount Dora to display and sell their art work. Visitors can enjoy the scenic renderings of Florida's landscape expressed in the Classic Highwaymen art style. Participating in this event will be original Highwaymen; Al Black, James Gibson, Isaac Knight, Robert Lewis, and Roy McLendon.
24 Shanana Tribute - Remember Then Legends PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS AT WWW.MOUNTDORA.COM OR CALL 352.383.2165
Time: 7:00pm
Price: $18-$22
Location: Mount Dora Community Building 520 N. Baker Street Mount Dora
Description: Calling all greasers and pink ladies! Relive the golden age of 50''s and 60''s music from the time of poodle skirts, bobby socks, chinos cut-off tshirts, DA''s, pony tails flips and the music of Elvis and more. Join us for a fun filled evening to benefit atypical children and Wounded Warriors.
24-25 Renninger's Steampunk & Industrial Show
Time: 9am - 5pm
Price: FREE
Location: Renninger's Florida Twin Markets 20651 US-441 Mount Dora, Fl
Description: This is a two day event and the show has grown over the last three years to twice a year October and January. This year we have a long list of entertainment, three bands, steampunk magician, belly dancers, and a theatrical troupe....all while strolling among tables of the most interesting art, jewelry, antiques, clothing and everything Victorian.... So grab your top hats and goggles and spend the weekend with us and take a walk on the red carpet see Rod Taylor's The Time Machine and the Diamler Airship....the biggest and best STEAMPUNK SHOW IN THE SOUTHEAST! Come dressed in Costume - Steampunk Nation TV Show being filmed during the show. FREE ADMISSION AND GREAT FOOD! Come dressed...There will be filming and photos.
25 "Dreamers and Schemers: Florida's Great African-Americans"
Time: 2 pm
Price: Free
Location: Mount Dora Community Building - Baker & 6th - Mount Dora
Description: The W.T. Bland Public Library and the Florida Humanities Council invite the public to experience history coming alive on stage. Florida has an African-American history that rivals most states. From ex-slaves escaping to join the Seminoles, to civil rights leaders organizing picket lines, our state has a varied and celebrated black history. Trained stage-actors portray Zora Neale Hurston, Harry T. Moore and Mary McLeod Bethume and offer a glimpse into each of their contributions and vision of our great state. After about an hour of performance, a moderator will facilitate a brief discussion on the themes of the program.
Extra Info: For additional information, call 352-735-7180 option 5
Time: 5:30 pm to 8 pm
Price: $25 / cash bar
Location: Lake Receptions 4425 North Hwy 19A Mount Dora
Description: MAIN STREET LEASING PRESENTS Mount Dora 2015. Come and share in the vision and accomplishments of Lake County Florida Tourism, VisitMountDora(tm), Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Mount Dora. Join us for cocktails and dinner and find out where we have been and where we are going! Purchase your tickets on line at, call 352.383.2165, or email
Extra Info: 5:30 to 6:00 is social hour with dinner and program beginning at 6:00 pm. Purchase tickets online at or call 352-383-2165 or email
Jan 30 Feb 1 The Battle of Townsend s Plantation and Civil War Festival
Location: Renninger s Antique Center Mount Dora
Description: FEATURING: Live Civil War Re-enactments, living history exhibits, folk music, weaponry demonstrations, authentic camps and Sutlers, full scale artillery, cavalry and soldiers in time-period uniforms and weaponry, Civil War era Dress Ball, and more. Please see attached flyer for times. ADMISSION: $6.00/adults and $4.00/children 12 and under WHEN: Friday, January 30, 2015 *SCHOOL DAY * (Contact us to arrange for students to attend: or at 407-701-8700) Saturday, January 31, 2015 and Sunday, February 1, 2015 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. WHERE: Renninger s Antique Center 20651 U.S. 441, Mt. Dora, Fl. 32757 CONTACT: Clay Townsend (407) 418-2075 or (407) 719-9866 To view forms & the photo gallery on-line, visit RE-ENACTOR INFORMATION: Battle of Townsend s Plantation, Mount Dora, Florida 100 beautiful acres. All impressions, Great Cavalry Site!!! Dress Ball with The 97th Regimental String Band, Ladies Tea, Sunday Church Service, bounty for artillery. Re-enactors Contact: Wayne Vaughn, 37th Alabama Registration fee per re-enactor - $3.00. Sutlers must pre-register with Mark Wadsworth, Battles Saturday & Sunday at Renninger s Site. Usual amenities. Note: This event is intended to be educational for children and adults in the area of Civil War history and American s heritage arts. Special accommodations can be made for groups of students interested in lectures and demonstrations. This is an outstanding opportunity for photography and live film. Special arrangements will be made for set up and hospitality. ***Photos available upon request***
30 Staff Sergeant Michael A Bock Memorial Highway Designation Ceremony
Time: 4pm
Location: 201 East Dixie Avenue, Leesburg Fl
Description: Please join us in the Remembrance of Staff Sergeant Michael A Bock and the unveiling of a sign in his honor. State Representative Larry Metz, District 32
31 Mount Dora Health & Fitness Expo
Time: 10am-3pm
Location: Donnelly Park, downtown Mount Dora
Description: The mission of Mt. Dora Health and Fitness Expo is to motivate and encourage people of all ages to live a happy and healthy lifestyle. We are committed to help people make informed diet and exercise decisions to improve their mental and physical health. We motivate and encourage others to achieve their own personal fitness and weight loss goals through a fun, educational event. It is never too early or too late to enjoy the benefits of healthy living! Wallace Fitness of Mount Dora is hosting a fun family event to promote health and fitness awareness in our community. You are never too young or too old to enjoy the benefits of healthy living! More information: