THURSDAY, DEC. 7
GAMING NIGHT: From 5 to 7 p.m. at Eustis Memorial Library, 120 N. Center St. Grades 1 to 5 from 5 to 6 p.m. and grades 6 to 12 from 6 to 7 p.m. Call Ms. Lauren at 352-357-0896 or 352-357-5686 for information.
MEDITATION: At 4 p.m. every Thursday at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Guided meditation followed by discussion. Chairs provided or bring yoga mat for the floor. Beginners welcome. Call 352-728-9790 to register.
STORY TIME OUR WORLD: From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Thursday at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. For ages 5 and under. With music, movement and fingerplays. Call 352-728-9790 for information.
PRE-K STORY TIME: From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Thursday at W.T. Bland Public Library, 1995 N. Donnelly St. in Mt Dora. Call 352-735-7180 for information.
LAKE COUNTY FARMERS AND FLEA MARKET: From 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Thursday (except holidays) at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 2101 County Road 452 in Eustis. For information, call Cole Scharlau at 352-357-9692.
CRAFTY KIDS: From 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. every Thursday at the Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Free. Children of all ages are invited to make a craft at the library to take home. Call Penny Richardson at 352-728-9790 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAHJONG: From 1 to 3 p.m. every Thursday at Marianne Beck Memorial Library, 112 W. Central Ave. in Howey-in-the-Hills. Call 352-324-0254 for information.
CRAFTERNOONS: From 2 to 5 p.m. every Thursday at Cooper Memorial Library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive in Clermont. Bring your current craft project. Call 352-536-2275 for information.
KIDS ACTIVITY NIGHT: From 6 to 7 p.m. every Thursday at Astor County Library, 54905 Alco Road. Call 352-759-9913 for information.
DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS: From 5 to 7 p.m. every Thursday at Marion Baysinger Memorial Library, 756 W. Broad St. in Groveland. For ages 13 to 18. Call 352-429-5840 for information.
TNT GAMING: From 4 to 5 p.m. every Thursday at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. For ages 8 to 18. Call 352-728-9790 for information.
LEGO CLUB: From 3 to 4 p.m. every Thursday at Fruitland Park Library, 205 W. Berckman St. For ages 5 to 18. Call 352-360-6561 for information.
CHRISTMAS CONCERT: At 6 p.m. at Community United Methodist Church, 309 College Ave. in Fruitland Park. Christian Chorus group Soli Deo Gloria along with a hand bell group performs Christmas Grace. Love offering will be accepted.
OLD TIME RADIO DRAMA CLUB: At 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at Savannah Center, 1575 Buena Vista Blvd. in The Villages. Go to thevillagesoldtimeradio.club.
READER OF THE PACK: From 4 to 5 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Free. All ages are invited to pet and read a book to the PAWS Therapy Dogs to strengthen reading skills and build reading confidence. Call Melissa Curry at 352-728-9790 or email email@example.com.
THURSDAY, DEC. 7 TO SUNDAY, DEC. 10
MY FAIR LADY: At 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at Icehouse Theatre, 1100 N. Unser St. in Mount Dora. Cost is $22 for adults, $15 for students with ID and $10 for ages 5 to 17. Go to icehousetheatre.com.
FRIDAY, DEC. 8
CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL: From 5 to 8 p.m. at Marianne Beck Memorial Library, 112 W. Central Ave. in Howey-in-the-Hills. With crafts, food, games, entertainment, sing-along, ugly sweater contest and house lighting contest. Call Tara Hall at 352-325-0254.
FRIDAY FISH FRY: From 5 to 7 p.m. every Friday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Non-members must sign in with a sponsor. Wear red to honor those deployed. Call Post Commander or Vice at 352-323-8750, email veteransInfoandEvents@gmail.com or go to amvets2006.com.
DINNER AND ENTERTAINMENT: At 5 p.m. every Friday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Go to amvetspost1992.org.
JAZZ TRIO: From 7 to 10 p.m. every Friday at Lakeside Inn, 100 Alexander St. in Mount Dora. Featuring Johny Carlsson on piano, Barry Smith on drums and Larry Jacoby on bass.
LAKEFRONT WORKOUT DANCE PARTY: From 10 to 11 a.m. every Friday at Lilly's on the Lake, 846 W. Osceola St. in Clermont. Free. Go to lillysonthelake.com.
CHESS CLUB: From 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. every Friday at Umatilla Public Library, 412 Hatfield Dr. Call 352-669-3284 for information.
STORY TIME: At 11 a.m. every Friday at Marianne Beck Memorial Library, 112 W. Central Ave. in Howey-In-The-Hills. With craft. Call 352-324-0254 for information.
CHRISTMAS MUSICAL: At 7 p.m. at GraceWay Church, 10200 Morningside Drive in Leesburg. Celebration Choir presents Christmas, We Remember. Free but offering will be accepted. Dessert social to follow. Call 352-728-1620 for information.
VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS TEA: From 1:30 to 3 p.m. at W.T. Bland Public Library, 1995 N. Donnelly St. in Mount Dora. With Margaret Andersen. Learn about Queen Victoria's influence on how we celebrate Christmas and enjoy refreshments. Cost is $5. Call 352-735-7180.
LIGHT UP LADY LAKE: At 6:15 p.m. at Log Cabin Park, 106 S. Old Dixie Highway in Lady Lake. With flag ceremony, children's chorus, Santa and hundreds of holiday lights. Go to ladylake.org.
MONTHLY FISH FRY: From 4 to 7 p.m. the second Friday of the month at the American Legion, John Gella Memorial Post 219, 194 W. Fountain St in Fruitland Park. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post.
ART SPLASH: At 6 p.m. the second Friday of every month in downtown Mount Dora . With emerging artists and performers. Call 352-383-0880.
HOMETOWN CHRISTMAS: At 5:30 p.m. at Fruitland Park City Hall, 506 W. Berckman St. With Mr. and Mrs. Claus, bounce houses, free food, DJ, chorus and dance performances. Call 352-360-6734 for information or to become a vendor.
FRIDAY, DEC. 8 AND SATURDAY, DEC. 9
CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL: From 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday at Griffin Park, 100 S. Lakeshore Blvd. in Howey-in-the-Hills. Call Jenny Deschenes at 352-324-6070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FRIDAY, DEC. 8 TO SUNDAY, DEC. 10
WINE AND CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL: At 10 a.m. at Lakeridge Winery and Vineyards, 19239 N. Highway 27 in Clermont. Local Artists and crafters are invited to display their work. With live music. Call 352-394-8627 or go to lakeridgewinery.com.
YEE HAW COUNTRY FAMILY CHRISTMAS SHOW: At 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at Orange Blossom Opry, 16439 SE 138th Terrace in Weirsdale. With songs and skits. Go to obopry.com for pricing and tickets.
YES, VIRGINIA, THERE IS A SANTA CLAUS: At 8 p.m. on Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at Moonlight Players' Warehouse Theater, 735 W. Minneola Ave. in Clermont. Go to moonlightplayers.com for tickets and information.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL: At 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at Melon Patch Theatre, 311 N. 13th St. in Leesburg. Cost is $18 for adults and $9 for students. Call 352-787-3013.
NUNCRACKERS: At 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at Tavares Community Theater Company, 1100 N. St. Clair Abrams Ave. Cost is $13. Go to tavarestheater.org for tickets.
SATURDAY, DEC. 9
CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL: From 8 a.m to 5 p.m. at Marianne Beck Memorial Library, 112 W. Central Ave. in Howey-in-the-Hills. Reindeer Dash 5k at 9 a.m., Howey Men's Club pancake breakfast, car show, dog costume contest, crafts, food, games, entertainment and parade at 3 p.m. Call Tara Hall at 352-325-0254.
SOAP BOX DERBY RACE: From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lake-Sumter State College, 9501 U.S. Highway 441 in Leesburg. Hosted by Sunshine State Superkids for children with special needs and those in foster care group homes. Free for the children and includes food and drinks. Volunteers needed. Call 352-988-5449.
DINNER AND ENTERTAINMENT: At 5 p.m. every Saturday at Amvets Post 1992, 32201 Amvets Way in Mount Dora. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Go to amvetspost1992.org.
LEESBURG SATURDAY MORNING MARKET: From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday at Towne Square, 501 W. Main St. With local farmers, craftsmen, bakers and artists. Friendly, dependable and flexible volunteers needed. Call 352-365-0053.
PANCAKES WITH SANTA: From 9 to 11 a.m. at Cottom Farm's Christmas Village, 4650 Marion County Road in Weirsdale. With make and take keepsake craft. Cost is $15. Call 352-751-4544 to register.
MISTLETOE TROT 5K and 10K RACE: At 8 a.m. at Lake Sumter State College, 9501 Highway 441 in Leesburg. Benefits Leesburg Community Medical Care Center. Run or walk around Silver Lake. With raffle. Register at mistletoetrot5k10k.itsyourrace.com or from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. at the event . Call 352-323-5640 for information.
COMPUTER BASICS: From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Leesburg Public Library, 100 E. Main St. Part two of two session series. With lecture and hands-on practice. Call 352-728-9790 or email email@example.com to register.
BUTTERFLY PROGRAM: At 10 a.m. at Cooper Memorial Library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive in Clermont. How to propagate butterfly host plants for your yard with April McClain of Green Isle Gardens. Sponsored by Passionflower Chapter of Florida Native Plant Society. Free and open to the public. Call Jim at 407-952-1026 or Jon at 407-448-6195.
RANGER HISTORY PROGRAM: From 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Saturday unless another event is scheduled at Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603 in Bushnell. With historic weapons firing demonstration. Call 352-793-4781.
NORTHEAST COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS PARTY: From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Martin Luther King Center, 803 Florida Ave. in Mount Dora. Hosted by Mount Dora Police Department. With games, bounce house, music, food and Santa Claus. Call 352-735-7130.
COOKIES WITH SANTA: From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Eustis Historical Museum, 536 N. Bay St. Have your picture taken with Santa and enjoy some cookies. Free. Call 352-483-0046.
TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE: At 8 p.m. at Clermont Performing Arts Center, 3700 S. Highway 27. Go to clermontperformingarts.com for tickets and information.
CHRISTMAS CONCERT: At 2 p.m. at Community United Methodist Church, 309 College Ave. in Fruitland Park. Christian Chorus group Soli Deo Gloria along with a hand bell group performs Christmas Grace. Love offering will be accepted.
STEAK NIGHT AND BAKE SALE: At 4 p.m. the second Saturday of the month at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Guests must sign in with a sponsor. Call 352-323-8750, email or go to amvets2006.com.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST: From 7 to 10 a.m. the second Saturday of the month at East Lake County Chamber of Commerce, 24214 State Road 46 in Sorrento. With sausage, juice and coffee. Cost is $4. Call Lisa DuRant at 352-383-3838 ext. 801 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOOD TRUCK-N-FLICK NIGHT: From 5 to 10 p.m. the second Saturday of the month at Towne Square, 510 W. Main St. in Leesburg. With food trucks, live music and a movie. Call 352-255-2232.
NUTCRACKER CHRISTMAS SHOW: At 6:30 p.m. at Anastassia Ballroom and Dance Studio, 32624 Blossom Lane in Leesburg. With buffet style dinner and drinks. Cost is $35 with discounts available. Call 352-533-7400 to register.
CRACKER CHRISTMAS PARADE AND FESTIVAL: From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Umatilla and Cadwell Park on Cassidy St. in Umatilla. Call Chamber of Commerce at 352-669-3511 or email email@example.com for information.
SUNDAY, DEC. 10
HOLIDAY JINGLE AND MINGLE: From 5 to 7 p.m. at Puddle Jumpers, 111 W. Ruby St. in Tavares. Lake Chapter of the National Organization for Women. Go to lakenow.weebly.com for information.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST: From 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Saint Lawrence Catholic Church, 320 E. Dade Ave. in Bushnell. Knights of Columbus Council 12544. Cost is $6 and $5 for ages 5 and under. Call 440-488-0250 for information.
SUNSET YOGA: From 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. every Sunday at Clermont Waterfront Park, 330 3rd St. Bring a mat. Free. Call 407-900-8039 for information.
WINGS AND KARAOKE: At 2 p.m. every Sunday at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St. in Leesburg. Nonmembers must be signed in by a member of the post. Call 352-323-8750, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to amvets2006.com.
FARMERS MARKET: From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday in downtown Clermont. Fresh produce, fish, eggs, flowers, plants, shrubs, decorative items, live music and a petting zoo.
MOUNT DORA VILLAGE MARKET: From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday At Evans Park on Donnelly St. at Lake Dora. Superb quality local produce, eclectic food, handmade crafts and ample parking. Go to mountdoramarket.com.
LATIN FESTIVAL: From 3 to 7 p.m. at Pedestrian Mall on W. 4th Ave. in Mount Dora. Hurricane relief benefit for Puerto Rico and the US/British Virgin Islands. Hosted by Fire Department. With food, bar and live music. Free admission.
GUITARS AND CARS: From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the second Sunday of the month at Renninger's Antique Center, 20651 Highway 441 in Mount Dora. Lake County Musician's Swap Meet and Lake County Classic Car and Cycle Swap Meet come together. Go to renningers.net for information.
ICE CREAM SOCIAL: From 2 to 4 p.m. at Triangle Boat Club, 12001 Highway 441 in Tavares. Cost is $5. Guests welcome. Call 352-533-8398 for information.
MOUNT DORA FLOW ARTS SPIN JAM: From 4 to 9 p.m. the second Sunday of the month at Gilbert Park, 310 S. Tremain St. Poi spinners, hoopers, jugglers, aerialists and yogis come together in downtown. Free. Call 321-236-0991.
THE MYSTERY OF CHRISTMAS: At 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church of Mount Dora, 439 E. Fifth Ave. Concert by children's choirs, handbell choir, Celebration choir, praise team and pipe organ. Call 352-383-2005 or go to mtdorafumc.org for information.