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

  1. “Bra-Vo” Breast Cancer Awareness and Fundraiser Exhibit

    October 6, 2018, 12:00 PM - October 29, 2018, 5:00 PM

    Fundraising exhibit for Breast Cancer Awareness. Artists are given “bust” forms that are decorated using media of their choice. Proceeds from sales of the artwork benefit go to cancer research. Opening reception: October 12th, 2018 6-8 PM.

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  2. Mount Dora Sister Cities Association Open House

    October 23, 2018, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Community Room

    Come and learn about Mount Dora Sister Cities Association activities and Programs. Also meet the exchange students from our sister City of Forres, Scotland. There will also be a short video tour of Forres. A free pasta dinner from PizzAmore will be served. For further info and to make a reservation, call Bill Gearing at 352-455-4418.

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  3. Round Lake Road PD&E Study Public Meeting

    October 25, 2018, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Community Building

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  4. Annual Plein Air Paint Out and Exhibit

    October 31, 2018, 10:00 AM - November 30, 2018, 5:00 PM

    Annual event in which artists register and paint/draw scenes depicting Mount Dora’s landscape and architecture. Final entries are judged and prizes are awarded at exhibit’s opening reception. This year’s featured Plein Air artist is Beth Pendleton. Opening reception: November 9th, 2018 6-8 PM.

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Boards & Committees Calendar

  1. City Council Work Session

    October 16, 2018, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ City Hall Boardroom

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  2. City Council Meeting

    October 16, 2018, 6:00 PM @ City Hall Boardroom

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  3. Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting

    October 17, 2018, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ City Hall

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  4. Public Arts Commission Meeting

    October 23, 2018, 3:30 PM

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  5. Public Arts Committee Meeting

    October 23, 2018, 3:30 PM @ City Hall Boardroom

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  6. Development Review Committee Meeting

    October 24, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  7. Historic Preservation Board Meeting

    October 31, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Library - Adult Calendar

  1. Beginning iPad & iPhone

    October 16, 2018, 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. 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! Registration is required.

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  2. Make 2 Greeting Cards

    October 16, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Children's Program Room

    Summon your inner artist and create two greeting cards from scratch! You'll learn folder embossing, heat embossing, stamping and embellishing. Class size is limited for a slow-paced and hands-on experience. No materials fee; all supplies are provided. This class is for adults. This class' theme: specialty cards! NOTE: Attendees should please bring their own pair of sharp scissors, ruler, pencil and double-sided tape.

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  3. Ukulele - Intermediate/Advanced

    October 16, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Community Room

    Do you know your chords and are ready for a challenge? Please join our intermediate/advanced ukulele class on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Please bring your own ukulele to class or borrow one of the Library's. The sheet music used for this class will be predominantly class rock and country & western. No registration is required for this free class.

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  4. Android Basics

    October 17, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Technology Lab

    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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  5. Microsoft Word: Basics

    October 17, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Technology Lab

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  6. Chess Club

    October 20, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Study Room

    Come watch, learn, and play chess. All skill levels and ages are welcome! Beginners will learn basic moves and then be paired with a player. Beginners are especially welcome! Studies have shown that chess may raise students' IQ and help prevent Alzheimer's. Chess is call "the game of kings" and will boost your creativity, memory, and problem-solving skills. Drop in anytime between 10:00am and noon, on the first and third Saturday of each month. No registration required.

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  7. Bland Writers

    October 21, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Community Room

    Join like-minded writers on the 3rd Sunday of each month for networking, sharing and a free program just for writers.

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  8. Drop-In Crochet Class

    October 22, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Archives Room

    Make new friends in this drop-in class for all skill levels. Class members will need to bring a "size J" crochet hook, medium weight yarn, and scissors. Receive personal instruction as you develop your crocheting skills.

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  9. English Conversation Class

    October 22, 2018, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Study Room

    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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  10. Mount Dora Genealogy Group

    October 23, 2018, 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, and no registration is required.

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  11. Microsoft Excel: Basics

    October 24, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Technology Lab

    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 2016 installed.

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  12. Classic Film

    October 24, 2018, 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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  13. Beginning Digital Photography

    October 25, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Technology Lab

    "Where is the flash? What about the batteries? What do these buttons do? Can my shots be edited on the camera? How do I focus my shots?" This class will answer these basic questions. Instructor Steve Berger is a photographer with years of photography instruction experience. This class is a hands-on workshop for beginners. You'll learn how to operate your digital camera and practice taking shots during class. Please bring your digital camera (make sure it is charged).

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  14. Windows 10

    October 26, 2018, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Technology Lab

    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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  15. Ukulele

    October 27, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Simpson Farm House

    New to the ukulele? Interested in jamming with other adults? Learn and play together in our new ukulele class for adults and explore chords, strumming techniques, and learn easy songs. Please bring your own ukulele to class. Teens and tweens are also welcome. Ukulele class meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:00 PM (in the Library) and on the fourth Saturday of the month at 10:00 AM (at the Simpson Farmhouse). This class is free, with no registration required.

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  16. Special Effects Demonstration

    October 27, 2018, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Community Room

    W.T. Bland Public Library Community Room Please join us for a Special Effects Demonstration by VAMP, the Vocational Academy of Makeup and Prosthetics, followed by a special screening of George A. Romero's 1968 classic film Night of the Living Dead. About VAMP: The Vocational Academy of Makeup and Prosthetics (VAMP) is a professional makeup training school located in Orlando, Florida. We seek to provide our students with a modern education in the field of professional makeup artistry. We offer comprehensive courses teaching both special makeup effects as well as beauty makeup. VAMP is also home to one of metro Orlando’s most comprehensive makeup effects store, The Vamporium. Our school and store provide our students and customers with the most current methods and products in the industry. We will provide customers with the products and education they need to become a professional makeup artist. Popcorn and refreshments will be served during the movie.

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  17. Drop-In Crochet Class

    October 29, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Archives Room

    Make new friends in this drop-in class for all skill levels. Class members will need to bring a "size J" crochet hook, medium weight yarn, and scissors. Receive personal instruction as you develop your crocheting skills.

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  18. English Conversation Class

    October 29, 2018, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Study Room

    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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  19. Beginners Jewelry Making Class

    October 30, 2018, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Archives Room

    Learn the basics of how to string and finish a piece of jewelry. You will create an 18" necklace using glass beads. Please bring craft wire cutters and craft pliers if you own them; all materials will be supplied. Class size is limited to six students; registration is required.

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Library - Youth Calendar

  1. Story Birds - Growing Early Readers

    October 16, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Children's Program Room

    Stories, puppets, songs and rhymes for preschoolers. Come and meet Miss Kim! Our story times welcome children of all abilities.

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  2. Toddler Time

    October 17, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Children's Program Room

    Enjoy stories, finger-plays, songs and bubbles. Suggested ages birth to 2 1/2 years. Our story times welcome children of all abilities.

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  3. Preschool Story Time

    October 18, 2018, 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. Our story times welcome children of all abilities.

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  4. The Wonder of Words

    October 18, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Children's Program Room

    A language enrichment program for ages 9-14. Words are always spiraling around us. It's exciting and confusing and annoying and mind-boggling but intriguing. Do you love words? Then please join us for some exploratory wordplay. We'll have snacks to keep up our strength. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library Please like us on Facebook!

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  5. Imagination at Work

    October 20, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Children's Program Room

    WOW!! This month we'll invite ourselves into the art world of Yayoi Kusama -- the Empress of Polka Dots. And we'll create our own art in honor of her spotiness. Tickets for her museum exhibits in the US this year have sold out even before the exhibit opened. You'll love her. Imagination is a creative force we use to put our ideas into action. We will explore this process by learning how famous artists used their imaginations from childhood, to achieve their creative goals, then create our own artwork inspired by the artist. Grades 1-6 Please like us on Facebook!

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  6. Sunday Family Story Time

    October 21, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Children's Program Room

    Join us for a story time and fun activities for the whole family! Our story times welcome children of all abilities.

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  7. Family Nature Club

    October 21, 2018, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Children's Program Room

    Time spent outdoors relieves stress, so bring your family to unplug and explore nature. Please like us on Facebook!

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  8. BiblioBop Dance

    October 22, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Children's Program Room

    For preschoolers who love music, rhymes and lots of dancing! We cannot accommodate large groups such as daycares. Our story times welcome children of all abilities.

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  9. Story Birds - Growing Early Readers

    October 23, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Children's Program Room

    Stories, puppets, songs and rhymes for preschoolers. Come and meet Miss Kim! Our story times welcome children of all abilities.

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  10. Toddler Time

    October 24, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Children's Program Room

    Enjoy stories, finger-plays, songs and bubbles. Suggested ages birth to 2 1/2 years. Our story times welcome children of all abilities.

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  11. Preschool Story Time

    October 25, 2018, 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. Our story times welcome children of all abilities.

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  12. Howl-O-Ween Parade with PAWS Therapy Dogs

    October 27, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Children's Program Room

    Children ages 12 & under are invited to wear their favorite costumes to the library for a parade throughout our Butterfly Garden and the Library, joined by PAWS therapy dogs who will also be in costume! Afterward, children are invited to read stories to PAWS therapy dogs and enjoy free treats and a free children's book. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library Please like us on Facebook!

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  13. PAWS Reading Dogs

    October 27, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ 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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  14. Sunday Family Story Time

    October 28, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Children's Program Room

    Join us for a story time and fun activities for the whole family! Our story times welcome children of all abilities.

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  15. BiblioBop Dance

    October 29, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Children's Program Room

    For preschoolers who love music, rhymes and lots of dancing! We cannot accommodate large groups such as daycares. Our story times welcome children of all abilities.

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  16. Story Birds - Growing Early Readers

    October 30, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Children's Program Room

    Stories, puppets, songs and rhymes for preschoolers. Come and meet Miss Kim! Our story times welcome children of all abilities.

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  17. Toddler Time

    October 31, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Children's Program Room

    Enjoy stories, finger-plays, songs and bubbles. Suggested ages birth to 2 1/2 years. Our story times welcome children of all abilities.

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  18. Toddler/Preschool Halloween Costume Party

    October 31, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ W T Bland Public Library

    Bring your little ones in their favorite costumes and join us for our annual parade and party throughout our Butterfly Garden and the Library. Free treats and children's books for all children. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library Please like us on Facebook!

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Recreation Programs Calendar

  1. Senior Club

    October 23, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Martin Luther King Center

    Focused on active seniors, there will be free lunch, games, speakers, arts and crafts and perhaps new friends.

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