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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Looking for events in The Villages? You’ve come to the right place! Browse local club meetings, charity functions, entertainment and more on the calendar below. Looking to promote your own events? Click the “Post your event” button below.

Dec
6
Thu
Jingle Bell Walk
Dec 6 @ 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Jingle Bell Walk @ Springdale Fitness Trail | The Villages | Florida | United States

Put on you antlers, red noses and holiday attire and join The Villages Walkers on Thursday, Dec. 6, from 8 – 10 a.m. at the Springdale Fitness Trail for a 3 or 6 mile Jingle Bell fitness walk to benefit Angle Snugs Inc.

Monetary donations as well as yarn donations to make hats for children with cancer are welcomed and appreciated. Yarn requirements – Soft Acrylic Yarn, #4, and in bright colors please.

Freegal for the Holidays
Dec 6 @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Freegal for the Holidays @ The Villages Public Library at Belvedere in the Meeting Room

On Thursday, Dec. 6, from 1 – 2:30 p.m. at The Villages Public Library at Belvedere in the Meeting Room, learn how you can stream and download music including today’s top hits, yesterday’s favorites, and a rich collection of classical, jazz, and world music.

Registration is required to attend at:

http://sumterpubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=6342&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2018/12/01

American Legion Post 219 General Meeting
Dec 6 @ 6:00 PM
American Legion Post 219 General Meeting @ American Legion John Gella Memorial Post 219 | Fruitland Park | Florida | United States

The American Legion Post 219 General Monthly Meeting will take place on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 6 p.m. (the first Thursday of every month.)

Festival of Trees Fund Raiser Auction tonight for Special Olympics
Dec 6 @ 6:00 PM
Festival of Trees Fund Raiser Auction tonight for Special Olympics @ Waterfront Inn @ Lake Sumter Landing

The Festival of Trees fund raiser for Special Olympics will have their silent auction on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. in the lobby of the Waterfront Inn at Lake Sumter Landing with 34 small beautifully decorated artificial trees on display, so join them and find out if your bid was the best and highest offer! Bids can be made for each tree, highest bid for each tree and other silent auction items wins that tree or item up for auction.

All proceeds benefit Special Olympics Florida, Sumter County.

The Nunsense Christmas Musical called Nuncrackers at Savannah Center
Dec 6 @ 7:00 PM
The Nunsense Christmas Musical called Nuncrackers at Savannah Center @ Savannah Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

For three nights starting Tuesday, Dec. 4- Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m.,  Nuncrackers, theNunsense Christmas Musical will take place at the Savannah Center. Tickets are $30 for Villagers and $35. for the public and can be purchased at: www.thevillagesentertainment.com.

Imagine a group of Nuns putting on a Christmas Show on Cable Television with a group of talented students celebrating the Holiday and dancing the Nutcracker Suite. Now picture it with the Nunsense Nuns of Mt. Saint Helens joined by Father Virgil and the students resulting in Musical Pandemonium and High Comedy. A perfect way to start the Season!

Nuncrackers is a hilarious Holiday Musical centering on the first cable broadcast from the Convent Basement built by Mother Superior with the lottery funds won in Nunsense. The song Christmas Time is Nunsense Time kicks off the story. The play features an uproarious take on the Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Suite and all new music including Santa Ain’t Coming to Our House, The Twelve Days Prior to Christmas, 364 Days a Year and Jesus Was Born in Brooklyn. This show is filled with Nunsense Humor, some of your favorite carols and a “Secret Santa” audience participation. It will make you laugh and tug at your heartstrings.

This great cast includes the some of the best Villages Voices and a live band. Our lovely and talented Nuns are Carolyn Hoffman as Sister Robert Anne (Streetwise Nun), Holly Jeske as Sister Mary Paul (aka Amnesia), Mollie McCarthy as Sister Leo (Ballerina Nun), Billie Thatcher as Sister Hubert (Mistress of Novices) and Bonnie Williams as Sister Mary Regina (Reverend Mother). They will be joined by Bob Stehman as Father Virgil Manly Trott of the Trott Family Singers. Several talented students from the Villages Charter School are featured as Mount Saint Helen’s Students including Ethan Adams-Rae, Josie McDonald, MaKenzie Rees and Noah Winslett. Bob Stehman is Director, Kevin O’Connell is Music Director and Barbara Byers is Choreographer.

Nuncrackers, Book, Music and Lyrics by Dan Goggin. Nuncrackers is presented by arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc.

A portion of the proceeds go to Villagers for Veterans and Patriot Service Dogs. Both are 501(c)3 Charities.

Dec
7
Fri
Sheriff’s Bicycle Collection at Lake Miona Recreation Center
Dec 7 all-day
Sheriff's Bicycle Collection at Lake Miona Recreation Center @ Lake Miona Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

Every Year the Sumter County Sheriffs Office collects gently used bicycles which are donated by Villagers for distribution to disadvantaged children throughout the county in time for Christmas. Drop off your bicycle donation at the Sheriff’s Office on CR466 anytime or bring it to the Lake Miona Recreation Center on Friday, Dec. 7 (the day of the event) between 8 a.m. and noon. Pickup is available by calling 352-259-2611 only on the day of the event.

Understanding Your 5 Wishes
Dec 7 @ 9:30 AM
Understanding Your 5 Wishes @  Creekside Care Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

Your decision is the right decision. Take care of Tomorrow today! Join us for a free advanced directive workshop, Understanding Your 5 Wishes on Friday, Dec. 7 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Creekside Care Center, 1050 Old Camp Road, The Villages. Hosted by Cornerstone Hospice & Palliative Care and The Villages Health, participants will learn about the nationally-acclaimed 5 Wishes process. To RSVP, call the Creekside Care Center at 352-674-1760 or register at https://thevillageshealth.com/learning-center/.

Pearl Harbor Day Ceremony at Veterans’ Memorial Park in The Villages
Dec 7 @ 10:00 AM
Pearl Harbor Day Ceremony at Veterans’ Memorial Park in The Villages @ Veterans’ Memorial Park of The Villages | San Diego | California | United States

On Friday, December 7, at 10 a.m. the Veterans’ Memorial Park of The Villages will commemorate the anniversary o the attack on U.S. Forces at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. An Invitation to the program is extended to all veterans of all wars and their families, as well as to the general public. Our singer will be Tony Battalia and the speaker this year will be Benjamin Mack Jackson. The Sounds of Scotland will also be presenting music.

The Veterans Memorial Park is located on Lake Mira Mar in Spanish Springs between Paige Place and the golf cart bridge over U.S. Hwy.27/441. The CERTS medical team will be in place for any emergency. Please remember to bring a chair for your comfort.

VMP is a pet free park.

Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
Dec 7 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia @ The Villages Public Library at Belvedere in the Meeting Room

On Friday, Dec. 7, from 2 – 4 p.m. at The Villages Public Library at Belvedere in the Meeting Room, learn about new information, new hope with an informational presentation for Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia.

Hometown Christmas
Dec 7 @ 5:30 PM
Hometown Christmas @ Fruitland Park | Florida | United States

On Friday, Dec. 7 beginning at 5:30 p.m. come out and enjoy Hometown Christmas, an annual celebration of the season filled with fun for the whole family. This Christmas event includes local entertainment, FREE activities for the kids including bounce houses, live DJ, food trucks, vendors, and a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus who arrive by fire truck!

Come out and enjoy a great celebration!

Light up Lady Lake and meet Santa Claus
Dec 7 @ 6:15 PM
Light up Lady Lake and meet Santa Claus @ Log Cabin Park | Lady Lake | Florida | United States

On Friday, Dec. 7 beginning at 6:15 at Log Cabin Park in Lady Lake, bring the family  and enjoy thousands of lights and meet Santa Claus.

Dec
9
Sun
Humanists Alternate Program Meeting
Dec 9 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Humanists Alternate Program Meeting @ Canal Street Recreation Center

On Sunday, December 9, from 10 -11:30 a.m., at the Canal Street Recreation Center, enjoy meeting fellow Humanists in this informal setting. There will be trivia and a discussion on a current topic of interest. Mike Enright always says, “It will be fun and interesting.”

Dec
10
Mon
Hoopla Digital
Dec 10 @ 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Hoopla Digital @ The Villages Public Library at Pinellas Plaza in Library Meeting Room 162

Registration is open to attend Hoopla Digital on Monday, Dec. 10 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. at The Villages Public Library at Pinellas Plaza in Library Meeting Room 162 where you can learn how to use Hoopla to find and read eBooks, Audiobooks, Music, Comics, TV shows and Movies.

Register to attend at:

http://sumterpubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=6340&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2018/12/01

Gin Rummy
Dec 10 @ 5:20 PM – 8:54 PM
Gin Rummy @ Colony Cottage Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

On Monday, Dec. 10 from 5:20 – 9 p.m. at Colony Cottage Recreation Center, go to a Gin Rummy Tournament where you will play 5 games against 5 different players, with 6-10 players heading to the two playoff rounds where you can win your entry fee of $5 and possibly a little more.

The American Legion Post 219 Auxiliary Meeting
Dec 10 @ 6:00 PM
The American Legion Post 219 Auxiliary Meeting @ John Gella Memorial Post 219 | Fruitland Park | Florida | United States

The American Legion Auxiliary Post 219 will hold its General Meeting at 6 p.m.

Dec
11
Tue
Understanding Your 5 Wishes
Dec 11 @ 9:30 AM
Understanding Your 5 Wishes @ Mulberry Grove Care Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

Your decision is the right decision. Take care of Tomorrow today! Join us for a free advanced directive workshop, Understanding Your 5 Wishes on Tuesday, Dec. 11 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Mulberry Grove Care Center, 8877 SE 165th Mulberry Grove Lane, The Villages. Hosted by Cornerstone Hospice & Palliative Care and The Villages Health, participants will learn about the nationally-acclaimed 5 Wishes process. To RSVP, call the Mulberry Grove Care Center at 352-674-1750.

Knitting Club at Fruitland Park Library
Dec 11 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Knitting Club at Fruitland Park Library @ Fruitland Park Library

On Tuesday, Dec. 11, from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Fruitland Park Library in the Meeting Room, go learn to knit by some wonderful folks, practice your knitting skills or just help others who are learning to knit. Everyone is welcome no matter what your level of knitting is. Group meets every week in the program room.

Dec
12
Wed
Gin Rummy
Dec 12 @ 11:20 AM – 3:00 PM
Gin Rummy @ Truman Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

On Wednesday, Dec. 12 from 11:20 – 3 p.m. at the Truman Recreation Center, go to a Gin Rummy Tournament where you will play 5 games against 5 different players, with 6-10 players heading to the two playoff games where you can win back your entree fee of $5 plus a little bit more.

Villages Environmental Discussions Group
Dec 12 @ 12:45 PM – 2:45 PM
Villages Environmental Discussions Group @ The Villages Public Library @ Belvedere | The Villages | Florida | United States

Join the Villages Environmental Discussions Group for a delightful and informative program on Wednesday, Dec. 12 from 12:45 – 2:45 p.m. at The Villages Public Library at Belvedere with our first guest speaker Steve Turnipseed, President, Villages Florida Native Plant Society. Steve will describe proper design and installation of a drip irrigation system. He will discuss how this system results in saving water and improving plant health. Bring along a few of your own plant questions, too.

Our second speaker will be Amy Giannotti, Lake Division Manager for the City of Winter Park. Amy will inform us about the Cambrian Foundation. She will discuss featured projects including SS Commodore, Apopka Blue Sink, FL Springs Biodiversity Project, and various watershed clean-ups.

Our programs are FREE. Bring along a neighbor.

Please send an r.s.v.p. to resourcewisdom@gmail.com

STEM Station: Rush Hour Traffic Jam Logic Game
Dec 12 @ 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
STEM Station: Rush Hour Traffic Jam Logic Game @ The Villages Public Library at Belvedere in the Meeting Room

On Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. at The Villages Public Library at Belvedere in the Meeting Room, K through fifth grade kids can learn about STEM Station: Rush Hour Traffic Jam Logic Game. Registration is not required to attend.

Abundant Health Naturally
Dec 12 @ 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Abundant Health Naturally @ Laurel Manor Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

Abundant Health Naturally meets the second Wednesday of each month. Tonight, Dec. 12 from 6 – 8:30 p.m., at Laurel Manor Recreation Center, we will have guest speaker Maggie Wacker, RN, Phd, and Author. She will be telling us about the Doll House Project, an Educational and Therapeutic program which helps people with any kind of Memory Loss.

After that we will be viewing an Episode or two from the Broken Brain Series, with Dr. Mark Hyman and associates. No Registration necessary!

Dec
13
Thu
The Villages Christmas Model Train Show
Dec 13 @ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
The Villages Christmas Model Train Show @ Colony Cottage Regional Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

The Villages Railroad Historical Society presents their Christmas Train Show beginning on Thursday, December 13 – Saturday, Dec. 15 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 16 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Colony Cottage Recreation Center. Scales represented will be: Standard, O,HO,N and Z. Over 8000 square feet of trains. Donations only. Free Parking. Raffle prizes.

Baha’i Study Group
Dec 13 @ 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Baha'i Study Group @ Truman Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

Join the Baha’i Study Group on Thursday, Dec. 13 from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. for a discussion on Healing for a Divided World.

We meet the 2nd Thursday of every month. All Village residents welcome. For more information call Jacquie at 704-451-9886

Holiday Glass Fusion Sale
Dec 13 @ 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Holiday Glass Fusion Sale @ Eisenhower Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

Instead of getting your friends and family something from the store; residents have the opportunity to get them a handmade gift. The Glass Addicts will be hoisting a Holiday Glass Sale from 1:30 to 4 p.m on Thursday, Dec 13, at the Eisenhower Recreation Center in the Craft Room. Take a look at the original pieces the club members make, from jewelry to decorative plates and bowls.

Lady Lake Holiday Luminary Walk and Movie Night
Dec 13 @ 6:00 PM
Lady Lake Holiday Luminary Walk and Movie Night @ Log Cabin Park | Lady Lake | Florida | United States

On Thursday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. come stroll through Log Cabin Park as it is lit up with hundreds of luminaries and enjoy the Town of Lady Lake Holiday Luminary Walk and Movie Night.

Dec
14
Fri
The Villages Christmas Model Train Show
Dec 14 @ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
The Villages Christmas Model Train Show @ Colony Cottage Regional Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

The Villages Railroad Historical Society presents their Christmas Train Show beginning on Thursday, December 13 – Saturday, Dec. 15 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 16 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Colony Cottage Recreation Center. Scales represented will be: Standard, O,HO,N and Z. Over 8000 square feet of trains. Donations only. Free Parking. Raffle prizes.

Understanding Your 5 Wishes
Dec 14 @ 9:30 AM
Understanding Your 5 Wishes @ Pinellas Care Center | Wildwood | Florida | United States

Your decision is the right decision. Take care of Tomorrow today! Join us for a free advanced directive workshop, Understanding Your 5 Wishes on Friday, Dec. 14 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Pinellas Care Center, 2485 Pinellas Place, The Villages. Hosted by Cornerstone Hospice & Palliative Care and The Villages Health, participants will learn about the nationally-acclaimed 5 Wishes process. To RSVP, call the Pinellas Care Center at 352-674-1720.

The Asian American Club Holiday Party
Dec 14 @ 5:00 PM
The Asian American Club Holiday Party @ Pimlico Recreation Center | Charlottesville | Virginia | United States

The Asian American Club is having its Holiday Party at the Pimlico Recreation Center on Friday, December 14 at 5 p.m. This will be a pot luck dinner – this is where the best food is always enjoyable. Soda will be provided but feel free to BYOB. The Karaoke machine will be on from 7 to 9 p.m. to enjoy after dinner.

Meeting times and location for 2019 have been changed. Our regular meeting will be on the fourth Thursday at La Hacienda Recreation Center.

Movie on the Lawn
Dec 14 @ 6:00 PM
Movie on the Lawn @ Fruitland Park | Florida | United States

On Friday, Dec. 14, beginning at 6 p.m. bring your blankets, your chairs, some hot chocolate and Fruitland Park will bring the movie on the lawn at 506 W. Berckman Street. This year is a double feature with Chevy Chase in Christmas Vacation and A Christmas Story. Free popcorn sponsored by Leesburg Church of the Nazarene.

A musical production called The Gift at Grace Tabernacle
Dec 14 @ 7:00 PM
A musical production called The Gift at Grace Tabernacle @ Grace Tabernacle | Wildwood | Florida | United States

On Friday, Dec. 14 beginning at 7 p.m. at Grace Tabernacle in Wildwood, come and experience “The Gift” during the holiday season. A memorable journey back in time to the birth of Christ. This awe-inspiring, dramatic musical presentation will be brought to you by a community cast and choir of over 150 people, featuring ‘In His Steps Dance Company.’ This is a major Broadway-style production with spectacular sets and costumes, beautiful aerial silk ballet, show stopping dance numbers, and extraordinary special effects and lighting.

Tickets are $15 for premium center seats, $12 premium side seats and limited free seating (a love offering will be received). Purchase your tickets online at: www.gracetab.org

Performance Location:

Grace Tabernacle 7279 Warm Springs Rd. Wildwood, FL 34785 —
**Please note for GPS purposes that the street name was changed from 7279 E. County Rd. 468 Wildwood, FL 34785

A musical production called The Gift at Grace Tabernacle

Dec
15
Sat
The Villages Christmas Model Train Show
Dec 15 @ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
The Villages Christmas Model Train Show @ Colony Cottage Regional Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

The Villages Railroad Historical Society presents their Christmas Train Show beginning on Thursday, December 13 – Saturday, Dec. 15 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 16 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Colony Cottage Recreation Center. Scales represented will be: Standard, O,HO,N and Z. Over 8000 square feet of trains. Donations only. Free Parking. Raffle prizes.

The Villages Tuba Christmas 2018
Dec 15 @ 2:00 PM
The Villages Tuba Christmas 2018 @ New Life Christian Church | Wildwood | Florida | United States

On Saturday, Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. (doors open at 1:30 p.m.) at the New Life Christian Church, come enjoy the rich organ-like sound of the 80 musician tuba-euphonium choir and sing-a-long as they play your favorite traditional Christmas carols. Bands of The Villages low brass are joined by local middle and high schools students for this free concert. This is the 45th Anniversary of this fun event that is celebrated in over 200 cities across America. Come join us as we celebrate the “reason for the season.”

New Life Christian Church, 4701 E. CR 462 (Ext. of Powell Rd – .7 East of Hwy. 301) 352-633-3253.

A musical production called The Gift at Grace Tabernacle
Dec 15 @ 3:30 PM
A musical production called The Gift at Grace Tabernacle @ Grace Tabernacle | Wildwood | Florida | United States

On Saturday, Dec. 15 beginning at 3:30 p.m. at Grace Tabernacle in Wildwood, come and experience “The Gift” during the holiday season. A memorable journey back in time to the birth of Christ. This awe-inspiring, dramatic musical presentation will be brought to you by a community cast and choir of over 150 people, featuring ‘In His Steps Dance Company.’ This is a major Broadway-style production with spectacular sets and costumes, beautiful aerial silk ballet, show stopping dance numbers, and extraordinary special effects and lighting.

Tickets are $15 for premium center seats, $12 premium side seats and limited free seating (a love offering will be received). Purchase your tickets online at: www.gracetab.org

Performance Location:

Grace Tabernacle 7279 Warm Springs Rd. Wildwood, FL 34785 —
**Please note for GPS purposes that the street name was changed from 7279 E. County Rd. 468 Wildwood, FL 34785

A musical production called The Gift at Grace Tabernacle
Dec 15 @ 7:00 PM – 7:00 PM
A musical production called The Gift at Grace Tabernacle @ Grace Tabernacle | Wildwood | Florida | United States

On Saturday, Dec. 15 beginning at 7 p.m. at Grace Tabernacle in Wildwood, come and experience “The Gift” during the holiday season. A memorable journey back in time to the birth of Christ. This awe-inspiring, dramatic musical presentation will be brought to you by a community cast and choir of over 150 people, featuring ‘In His Steps Dance Company.’ This is a major Broadway-style production with spectacular sets and costumes, beautiful aerial silk ballet, show stopping dance numbers, and extraordinary special effects and lighting.

Tickets are $15 for premium center seats, $12 premium side seats and limited free seating (a love offering will be received). Purchase your tickets online at: www.gracetab.org

Performance Location:

Grace Tabernacle 7279 Warm Springs Rd. Wildwood, FL 34785 —
**Please note for GPS purposes that the street name was changed from 7279 E. County Rd. 468 Wildwood, FL 34785

Dec
16
Sun
Humanists Club Meeting
Dec 16 @ 10:00 AM
Humanists Club Meeting @ Canal Street Recreation Center

On Sunday, December 16, at 10 a.m., at the Canal Street Recreation Center, Terrence Fullerton will talk about, “The Current Crisis In The Catholic Church.” He will explain some of the problems that have plagued the Church that have caused divisions in recent times.

The Villages Christmas Model Train Show
Dec 16 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
The Villages Christmas Model Train Show @ Colony Cottage Regional Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

The Villages Railroad Historical Society presents their Christmas Train Show beginning on Thursday, December 13 – Saturday, Dec. 15 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 16 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Colony Cottage Recreation Center. Scales represented will be: Standard, O,HO,N and Z. Over 8000 square feet of trains. Donations only. Free Parking. Raffle prizes.

A musical production called The Gift at Grace Tabernacle
Dec 16 @ 7:00 PM
A musical production called The Gift at Grace Tabernacle @ Grace Tabernacle | Wildwood | Florida | United States

On Sunday, Dec. 16 beginning at 7 p.m. at Grace Tabernacle in Wildwood, come and experience “The Gift” during the holiday season. A memorable journey back in time to the birth of Christ. This awe-inspiring, dramatic musical presentation will be brought to you by a community cast and choir of over 150 people, featuring ‘In His Steps Dance Company.’ This is a major Broadway-style production with spectacular sets and costumes, beautiful aerial silk ballet, show stopping dance numbers, and extraordinary special effects and lighting.

Tickets are $15 for premium center seats, $12 premium side seats and limited free seating (a love offering will be received). Purchase your tickets online at: www.gracetab.org

Performance Location:

Grace Tabernacle 7279 Warm Springs Rd. Wildwood, FL 34785 —
**Please note for GPS purposes that the street name was changed from 7279 E. County Rd. 468 Wildwood, FL 34785

Dec
17
Mon
Gin Rummy
Dec 17 @ 5:20 PM – 9:00 PM
Gin Rummy @ Colony Cottage Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

On Monday, Dec. 17 from 5:20 – 9 p.m. at Colony Cottage Recreation Center, go to a Gin Rummy Tournament where you will play 5 games against 5 different players, with 6-10 players heading to the two playoff rounds where you can win back your $5 entry fee and, possibly a little more.

The Villages Singles Club Monthly Meeting
Dec 17 @ 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
The Villages Singles Club Monthly Meeting @ La Hacienda Recreation Center | Lady Lake | Florida | United States

DOORS OPEN AT 5:30 p.m,
Regular Meeting – Club provides soft drinks, water and decaf coffee and table snacks. BYOB End of the year – BIRTHDAY BASH!
Renewals and New Members accepted OR SIGN UP ON LINE.
Installation of 2019 Board Members
Dance Party follows business meeting with Music by Amee Reese

Fun Friendship Fellowship – All Single Villages Residents Welcome (ID required)

Dec
18
Tue
Understanding Your 5 Wishes
Dec 18 @ 9:30 AM
Understanding Your 5 Wishes @ Colony Care Center | Wildwood | Florida | United States

Your decision is the right decision. Take care of Tomorrow today! Join us for a free advanced directive workshop, Understanding Your 5 Wishes on Tuesday, Dec. 18 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Colony Care Center, 280 Farner Place, The Villages. Hosted by Cornerstone Hospice & Palliative Care and The Villages Health, participants will learn about the nationally-acclaimed 5 Wishes process. To RSVP, call the Colony Care Center at 352-674-1710.

Loud Clear and Free
Dec 18 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Loud Clear and Free @ The Villages Public Library at Pinellas Plaza in the Library Meeting Room 162

On Tuesday, Dec. 18, from 10 a.m. – noon at The Villages Public Library at Pinellas Plaza in the Library Meeting Room 162, Florida residents with a hearing loss are eligible to receive a free amplified telephone from the non-profit Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. Cordless and corded phones for persons with mild to severe hearing loss will also be available.

Pajama Rama
Dec 18 @ 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Pajama Rama @ The Villages Public Library at Pinellas Plaza in the children’s area

On Tuesday, Dec. 18 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at The Villages Public Library at Pinellas Plaza in the children’s area, bring the kids ages 3 – 8 to Pajama Rama where they can enjoy a special pajama story time. Children may wear their favorite pjs.

Dec
19
Wed
Children’s Storytime
Dec 19 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Children's Storytime @ Lady Lake Public Library
[vc_column_text]On Thursday, Dec. 19 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the Lady Lake Public Library in the Youth Library, Join Mrs. Nicole for stories, songs, and a craft. Sign up is not required.[/vc_column_text]
It’s Story Time
Dec 19 @ 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
It's Story Time @ The Villages Public Library at Belvedere
[vc_column_text]On Wednesday, Dec. 19, from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. at The Villages Public Library at Belvedere in the Children’s area, It’s Story Time for children and their parent or caregiver are invited to participate in weekly story time programs at the library.

These storytimes reinforce early literacy learning through singing, rhyming, talking, listening, reading, and activities that spur the child’s imagination.[/vc_column_text]

Gin Rummy
Dec 19 @ 11:20 AM – 3:00 PM
Gin Rummy @ Truman Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

On Wednesday, Dec. 19 from 11:20 – 3 p.m. at the Truman Recreation Center, go to a Gin Rummy Tournament where you will play 5 games against 5 different players, with 6-10 players heading to the two playoff finals, depending on the number of entrees.

Bring Your Lunch and Watch a Movie
Dec 19 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Bring Your Lunch and Watch a Movie @ The Villages Public Library at Pinellas Plaza
[vc_column_text]On Wednesday, Dec. 19, from noon – 2 p.m. at The Villages Public Library at Pinellas Plaza in Conference Room 102, bring your lunch and watch a movie called Book Club. Four lifelong friends’ lives are turned upside down when their book club attempts to shake things up by tackling the infamous “Fifty Shades of Grey.” From discovering new romance to rekindling old flames, they inspire each other to make their next chapter the best chapter.[/vc_column_text]
Book Discussion Group
Dec 19 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Book Discussion Group @ The Villages Public Library at Belvedere
[vc_column_text]On Wednesday, Dec. 19, from 2 – 3 p.m. at The Villages Public Library at Belvedere in the Meeting Room, join a library staff member for an informative book discussion on Freshwater, by Akwaeke Emezi. Traces the experiences of a deeply troubled young woman who alarms her devout Nigerian family as she succumbs to multiple personality disorder and begins to display increasingly dark and dangerous traits in accordance with her fractured personalities.[/vc_column_text]
Dec
20
Thu
Storytime
Dec 20 @ 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
Storytime @ The Villages Public Library at Pinellas Plaza
[vc_column_text]On Thursday, Dec. 20, from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. at The Villages Public Library at Pinellas Plaza in the Children’s Area, join a library staff member along with kids and their parent or caregiver for a weekly story time program to reinforce early literacy and learning.[/vc_column_text]
Stem Station: Roller Coaster Challenge
Dec 20 @ 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM
Stem Station: Roller Coaster Challenge @ The Villages Public Library at Pinellas Plaza
[vc_column_text]On Thursday, Dec. 20, from 3;45 – 4:45 p.m. at The Villages Public Library at Pinellas Plaza in Library Meeting Room 162, kids ages 8 and up (k-5th grade) will use reasoning and planning skills to complete multi-level challenges to successfully build a roller coaster.[/vc_column_text]
Dec
21
Fri
John Bartram Chapter NSDAR
Dec 21 @ 10:00 AM

Jody Nelson of the Spice and Tea Exchange will be our speaker. We will enjoy an afternoon tea as she explains the history of tea. We will also present a Quilt of Valor to a Korean War Vet. Bring you cups and saucers.. Merry Christmas!!

Lite Bites and Meat Shoots at American Legion Auxiliary Post 219
Dec 21 @ 5:00 PM
Lite Bites and Meat Shoots at American Legion Auxiliary Post 219 @ John Gella Memorial Post 219 | Fruitland Park | Florida | United States

On Friday, Dec. 21, at the American Legion Auxiliary, John Gella Memorial Post 219, meets the third Friday of every month at 5 p.m. for a lite supper, followed by a game of Meat Shoots at 6 p.m.  So come, bring some friends, have a good time and win some meat!

Creative Imaginationz First Annual Christmas Gala Fund Raiser
Dec 21 @ 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Creative Imaginationz First Annual Christmas Gala Fund Raiser @ Wildwood Community Center | Florida | United States

On Friday, Dec. 21, from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. at the Wildwood Community Center, the First Annual Christmas Gala Fund Raiser with be held to help our organization, Creative Imaginationz, establish roots in the city of Wildwood, FL.

This event will aid our local youth with afterschool activities to enrich their lives and to assist adults with communication skills, leadership skills, organizational skills, resume skills, and to establish the “Ready 4 Work, Ready 4 Life” program. All donations are tax deductible. Thank you for partnering with us as we endeavor to enrich the lives of all our stakeholders.

This activity is hosted by The Nabiim, Inc., a 501(c)3 organization. Also, we are registered with the State of Florida’s Department of Agriculture and the Department of Consumer.

Dec
23
Sun
Grand Opening New Covenant United Methodist Church Lake Deaton Campus
Dec 23 @ 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Grand Opening New Covenant United Methodist Church Lake Deaton Campus @ New Covenant UMC, Lake Deaton Campus | Wildwood | Florida | United States

Grand opening of the Lake Deaton Campus of New Covenant United Methodist Church. Everyone is invited to celebrate the season! Services will be held at 8:00am (Contemporary); 9:30am (Blended); and 11:00am (Traditional). Christmas Eve services at 5:00pm and 7:00pm for Carols and Christmas Stories. These are all “come as you are” services! The Campus is golf cart accessible from The Villages.

Christmas service of Nine Lessons and Carols
Dec 23 @ 9:30 AM
Christmas service of Nine Lessons and Carols @ St. Alban's Anglican Church | Lady Lake | Florida | United States

On Sunday, Dec. 23 beginning at 9:30 a.m. at St. Alban’s Anglican Church in Lady Lake, a traditional Christmas Celebration of Nine Lessons and Carols commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ.

Humanists Alternate Program Meeting-CANCELLED
Dec 23 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Humanists Alternate Program Meeting-CANCELLED @ Canal Street Recreation Center

On Sunday, December 23, from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Canal Street Recreation Center, come to the Humanists Alternate Program Meeting to enjoy an informal setting for Humanists to play some trivia and have a group discussion.

Dec
24
Mon
Grand Opening New Covenant United Methodist Church Lake Deaton Campus
Dec 24 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Grand Opening New Covenant United Methodist Church Lake Deaton Campus @ New Covenant UMC, Lake Deaton Campus | Wildwood | Florida | United States
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Grand opening of the Lake Deaton Campus of the New Covenant United Methodist Church. Celebrate with us on Christmas Eve with services at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. for carols and Christmas Stories. These are “come as you are” services! The Campus is golf cart accessible from The Villages.

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Dec
26
Wed
Gin Rummy
Dec 26 @ 11:20 AM – 3:00 PM
Gin Rummy @ Truman Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

On Wednesday, Dec. 26 from 11:20 – 3 p.m. at the Truman Recreation Center, go to a Gin Rummy Tournament where you will play 5 games against 5 different players, with 6-10 players heading to the two playoff finals, depending on the number of entrees.

Dec
27
Thu
Free Pain Treatment Event at iPulse
Dec 27 @ 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Free Pain Treatment Event at iPulse @ iPulse office | Summerfield | Florida | United States

iPulse, a Technology Based Wellness Center, is hosting a Free Pain Treatment Event
on Thursday, Dec. 27 and Friday, Dec. 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

We offer PEMF Therapy and Whole Body Vibration Therapy. Both of these therapies focus on healing you from the cellular level, which is at the root of all pain. If you have tried everything else with little results, give us a try, you will be very happy you did. Our therapies are non-invasive, no medications and no side effects.

The Villages Tinnitus Support Group
Dec 27 @ 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
The Villages Tinnitus Support Group @ Churchill Street Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

Due to popular demand to conduct the meeting after the Holiday, The Villages Tinnitus Support Group will be meeting on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. at the Churchill Street Recreation Center. All are welcome.

Dec
28
Fri
Free Pain Treatment Event at iPulse
Dec 28 @ 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Free Pain Treatment Event at iPulse @ iPulse | Summerfield | Florida | United States

iPulse, a Technology Based Wellness Center, is hosting a Free Pain Treatment Event
on Friday, Dec. 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

We offer PEMF Therapy and Whole Body Vibration Therapy. Both of these therapies focus on healing you from the cellular level, which is at the root of all pain. If you have tried everything else with little results, give us a try, you will be very happy you did. Our therapies are non-invasive, no medications and no side effects.

Overeaters Anonymous
Dec 28 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Overeaters Anonymous @ Lady Lake Public Library in Study Room 152

On Friday, Dec. 28 from 10 – 11 a.m. at the Lady Lake Public Library in Study Room 152, OA meets every Friday. For more information, contact Nancy at 352-259-7810.

Dec
30
Sun
Humanists Alternate Program Meeting-CANCELLED
Dec 30 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Humanists Alternate Program Meeting-CANCELLED @ Canal Street Recreation Center

On Sunday, December 30, from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Canal Street Recreation Center, come to the Humanists Alternate Program Meeting to enjoy an informal setting for Humanists to play some trivia and have a group discussion.

Dallas Cowboys Club
Dec 30 @ 1:00 PM
Dallas Cowboys Club @ R.J.Gators in Lake Sumter Landing | The Villages | Florida | United States

All daytime only games watched together at R.J.Gators in Lake Sumter Landing. To reserve space send your name and email to: BarbaraMartin26@gmail.com

Jan
2
Wed
Law Depot Demonstration
Jan 2 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Law Depot Demonstration @ The Villages Public Library at Pinellas Plaza in Library Meeting Room 162

On Wednesday, Jan. 2, from 10 a.m. – noon at The Villages Public Library at Pinellas Plaza in Library Meeting Room 162, learn how to create, modify, and save hundreds of everyday personal, and business legal documents.

Registration is required at:

http://sumterpubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=6345&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2019/01/01

Gin Rummy Tournament
Jan 2 @ 11:20 AM – 3:00 PM
Gin Rummy Tournament @ Truman Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

Play 5 games against 5 different players, with 6-10 players heading to the two playoff rounds.

Coloring Club for Adults
Jan 2 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Coloring Club for Adults @ The Villages Public Library at Pinellas Plaza in Library Meeting Room 162

On Wednesday, Jan. 2, from 2 – 3 p.m. at The Villages Public Library at Pinellas Plaza in Library Meeting Room 162, explore your creativity and meet new friends at the Coloring Book Club for Adults.

Registration is required at:

http://sumterpubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=6532&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2019/01/01

The Villages Prostate Education and Support Group Monthly Meeting
Jan 2 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
The Villages Prostate Education and Support Group Monthly Meeting @ Laurel Manor Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

The Villages Prostate Education and Support Group Monthly Meeting will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 2 from 7 – 9 p.m. at Laurel Manor Recreation Center. Dr. Richard Roach of Advanced Urology Institute will speak regarding cyrotherapy as a treatment for prostate cancer and erectile dysfunction.

Jan
3
Thu
Storytime
Jan 3 @ 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
Storytime @ The Villages Public Library at Pinellas Plaza in the Children’s Area

On Thursday, Jan. 3, from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. at The Villages Public Library at Pinellas Plaza in the Children’s Area, kids and their parent or caregiver are invited to participate in weekly storytime programs at the library.

These storytimes reinforce early literacy learning through singing, rhyming, talking, listening, reading, and activities that spur the child’s imagination

Travel Planning
Jan 3 @ 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Travel Planning @ The Villages Public Library at Belvedere in the Meeting Room

On Thursday, Jan. 3, from 2:30 – 4 p.m. at The Villages Public Library at Belvedere in the Meeting Room, find the websites and eBooks that will make your next trip easier to plan.

Registration is required at:

http://sumterpubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=6348&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2019/01/01

Jan
5
Sat
Raise the Roof Fund Raiser and Yard Sale for Melon Patch Theatre
Jan 5 @ 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Raise the Roof Fund Raiser and Yard Sale for Melon Patch Theatre @ Melon Patch Theatre | Leesburg | Florida | United States

A Raise the Roof Fund Raiser and Community Yard Sale will take place on Saturday, Jan. 5 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the grounds of the Melon Patch Theatre with all purchase proceeds and monetary donations going towards our building maintenance and repair fund.

The Deep Sea Fishing Club of The Villages Monthly Meeting
Jan 5 @ 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM
The Deep Sea Fishing Club of The Villages Monthly Meeting @ Paradise Regional Recreation Center | Lady Lake | Florida | United States

The Deep Sea Fishing Club of the Villages meets on the first Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. in the Paradise Recreation Center. Our next meeting is Saturday, January 5, 2019.

Party boat trips into the Gulf are planned for the Thunder out of Hernando Beach on January 17, 2019. Also flats fishing trips on the Gulf near Cedar Key/Crystal River/Yankeetown or other locations are available using pontoon boats, shallow craft boats piloted by licensed captains. These 4-hour trips are scheduled based on best fishing times, so departure times will vary.

There are charters on the Atlantic side out of Ponce de Leon Inlet, Fort Pierce and Port Orange where flats and game fishing is made available. Tackle and bait are provided for all charters.

Come early for coffee and donuts and purchase tickets for free fishing trips that will be given away in chance drawings. For information call Mo Davison 352-643-0443 or John Kluck 352-633-6060 or visit our web site to view more : www.deepseafishingclub.org.

Jan
6
Sun
Humanists Club Meeting
Jan 6 @ 10:00 AM – 11:20 AM
Humanists Club Meeting @ Canal Street Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

The Humanists Club meeting will take place on Sunday, January 6, at 10 a.m. at the Canal Street Recreation Center. Dr. George Erickson will present, “Why Is The American Humanists Association Supporting Actions That Are Worsening Climate Change? Dr. Erickson is a past president of the Minnesota Humanists and a past vice-president of the American Humanists Association.

George has written five pro-science books with his latest being, “Unintended Consequences: The Lie That Killed Millions And Accelerated Climate Change.”

Jan
7
Mon
Cooking for Deux
Jan 7 @ 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Cooking for Deux @ The Villages Public Library at Belvedere in the Meeting Room

On Monday, Jan. 7 from 11:30 – 1 p.m. at The Villages Public Library at Belvedere in the Meeting Room, “Cooking for Deux”- cooking for 2 or even 1 can be a challenge but Chef Ze is going to put new life in small batch cooking with meal prep and recipes that are great for two. (Grains and Protein)

Sponsored by The Villages Friends of the Library.

Registration is required at:

http://sumterpubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=6271&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2019/01/01

Gin Rummy Tournament
Jan 7 @ 5:20 PM – 9:00 PM
Gin Rummy Tournament @ Eisenhower Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

On Monday, Jan. 7 from 5:20 – 9 p.m. at the Eisenhower Recreation Center, go to a Gin Rummy Tournament where you will play 5 games against 5 different players, with 6-10 players heading to the two playoff finals, depending on the number of entrees, where you can win back the $5 entry fee and, possibly, a little more.

This game has moved to Eisenhower to accommodate the AARP Tax Aid at Colony Cottage until the end of tax season.

Jan
8
Tue
Bone Health
Jan 8 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Bone Health @ The Villages Public Library at Belvedere in the Meeting Room

On Tuesday, Jan. 8 from 10 – 11:30 a.m. at The Villages Public Library at Belvedere in the Meeting Room, join an informational program about Bone Health.

Registration is required at:

http://sumterpubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=6628&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2019/01/01

Aqua Yoga
Jan 8 @ 11:00 AM
Aqua Yoga @ Colony Cottage Sports Pool | The Villages | Florida | United States

Aqua Yoga meets every Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Colony Cottage Sports Pool. Beginning Yoga postures (asana) practiced in water cause less stress on joints. Buoyancy holds you up, the water’s resistance builds strength, and the aqua environment provides a greater range of motion. Students should bring 2 pool noodles.

Celebrate Restoration Day A Return to Full Citizenship
Jan 8 @ 11:00 AM
Celebrate Restoration Day A Return to Full Citizenship @ Sumter County Supervisor of Elections | Wildwood | Florida | United States

Restoration Day will be celebrated at the Supervisor of Elections Office in Sumter County, FL and in many other counties throughout the State on January 8, 2019 at 11 a.m. at the Sumter County Supervisor of Elections in Wildwood, FL.

Floridians previously convicted of a felony, who have paid their debt to society, now
have the opportunity to restore their right to vote and enjoy full citizenship.

Criteria for the ability to register and vote in elections include the following: Completion of all terms of their sentences, release from prison (if the person was imprisoned), completion of probation and parole requirements, payment of all fines and fees, payment or fulfillment of all restitution requirements.

Faith-based and other community organizations are invited to participate in the
celebration. For assistance and further information, contact the Rights and Justice
Task Force at: 317-373-7355 or amytty@hcamllc.com

Jan
9
Wed
Gin Rummy Tournament
Jan 9 @ 11:20 AM – 3:00 PM
Gin Rummy Tournament @ Truman Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

On Wednesday, Dec. 27 from 11:20 – 3 p.m. at the Truman Recreation Center, go to a Gin Rummy Tournament where you will play 5 games against 5 different players, with 6-10 players heading to the two playoff finals, depending on the number of entrees.

Villages Environmental Discussions Group
Jan 9 @ 12:45 PM – 2:45 PM
Villages Environmental Discussions Group @ The Villages Public Library at Belvedere | The Villages | Florida | United States

Villages Environmental Discussions Group will host its first meeting of 2019 on Wednesday, Jan. 9, from 12:45 to 2:45 p.m. Our guest speaker will be Michael Roth, President, of a non-profit corporation called OUR SANTA FE RIVER (OSFR). The OSFR has eleven board members.
Michael’s education earned him bachelor’s and master’s degrees. As a CPA, he became a partner in a CPA firm. As President of OSFR, Michael works with members of OSFR to do activities like cleaning out trash from an enormous sinkhole in Fort White…..to running an OSFR fundraiser on a weekend. He and other OSFR officers and members also attend and make presentations at important Board meetings at various locations of the county.
Come hear Michael describe the work OSFR voluntarily performs to support the aquifer, springs and rivers of the Santa Fe River. Bring your questions and offer support to Michael and his organization’s colleagues.
Bring your neighbor to this program. Questions? Email: raivedg@gmail.com.

Temple Shalom Open Auditions
Jan 9 @ 2:00 PM
Temple Shalom Open Auditions @ Temple Shalom of Central Florida | Oxford | Florida | United States

Temple Shalom of Central Florida will be presenting a play called “Remember The Alimony” by Steve Young. The story is about one man, his three marriages and divorces, and how he examines his relationships with each of his wives. Steve Rubin will be directing a staged reading of this newly written comedic play.

Open Auditions will be held at Temple Shalom, 13563 CR 101, Oxford, on Wednesday, Jan. 9th at 2 p.m. and Thursday, Jan.10, at 3 p.m., Material will be supplied for cold readings.

The Production will be held on Saturday, March 30 and Sunday, March 31, at 7 p.m. and 3 p.m. respectively at Temple Shalom.

If you need additional information, please contact Steve Rubin at 561- 352-0874.

Travel Planning
Jan 9 @ 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Travel Planning @ The Villages Public Library at Pinellas Plaza in Library Meeting Room 162

On Wednesday, Jan. 9, from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. at The Villages Public Library at Pinellas Plaza in Library Meeting Room 162, find the websites and eBooks that will make your next trip easier to plan.

Registration is required at:

http://sumterpubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=6347&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2019/01/01

Stem Station: Gravity Maze
Jan 9 @ 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Stem Station: Gravity Maze @ The Villages Public Library at Belvedere in the Meeting Room

On Wednesday, Jan. 9 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. at The Villages Public Library at Belvedere in the Meeting Room, kids (K-5th Grade) ages 8 and up will pair in teams using STEM skills to complete the falling marble logic game challenges.

Abundant Health Naturally
Jan 9 @ 6:00 PM
Abundant Health Naturally @ Laurel Manor Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

Join us for this month’s Abundant Health Naturally meeting on Wednesday, January 9, at 6 p.m. at Laurel Manor Recreation Center. Guest Speaker Ilyse Rothman, Certified EFT Specialist will talk about the healing power of emotions. She will share 3 steps to healing from the inside out and will conduct an EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) Tapping/Healing Session for us.

We will also be showing a video segment from the Broken Brain series with Dr. Mark Hyman (Cleveland Clinic) and his associates. This is a very uplifting series about prevention and treatment of dementia, Alzheimer’s and other brain issues.

No Registration necessary! Questions? Call Jan Smith at (419) 340-0555.

Jan
10
Thu
Coloring Club for Adults
Jan 10 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Coloring Club for Adults @ The Villages Public Library at Belvedere in the Meeting Room

On Thursday, Jan. 10 from 10 – 11 a.m. at The Villages Public Library at Belvedere in the Meeting Room, go explore your creativity and meet new friends at the Coloring Book Club for Adults.

Registration is required to attend at:

http://sumterpubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=6400&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2019/01/01

Republican Women Meeting
Jan 10 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Republican Women Meeting @ Bacall Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

Republican Women will meet Thursday, January 10, from 10 a.m. – noon at the Bacall Recreation Center, Canal Street. Doors open 9:30 a.m. Meeting starts 10 a.m.

Strategist, activist, and author James Chambers will discuss election fraud and reform. His latest book “Trump and the Resurrection of America” will be available for purchase. All Republicans living in The Villages are welcome. Start the New Year RIGHT. Join our dynamic group and become a member. Men are welcome to join as Associates. For further information, contact Marina Woolcock at: marinawoolcock54@gmail.com

Experience Living History: Florence Nightingale
Jan 10 @ 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Experience Living History: Florence Nightingale @ The Villages Public Library at Belvedere in the Meeting Room

On Thursday, Jan. 10 from 11 – 11:45 a.m. at The Villages Public Library at Belvedere in the Meeting Room, Dee Collier will portray Susan B. Anthony, Florence Nightingale, was an English social reformer and statistician,
and the founder of modern nursing. During the Crimean War, she trained nurses, cared for wounded, earning the title “The Lady with the Lamp.”

Registration is required to attend at:

http://sumterpubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=6337&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2019/01/01

Baha’i Study Group
Jan 10 @ 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Baha'i Study Group @ Truman Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

The Baha’i Study Group will continue its several part series: Healing a Divided World. Our discussion will focus on New Year’s Resolutions for a New World.

This past month marked the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 8 mission where the astronauts took the iconic photograph of the earth as seen from the moon. That vantage point gave us a whole new perspective of this planet. Unbeknownst to many, about 100 years before that, Baha’u’llah, Prophet-Founder of the Baha’i Faith stated “the earth is but one country and mankind its citizens.” Join us to discuss the implications of this spiritual reality and how it impacts our new year’s resolutions.

Our meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of every month at Truman Rec Center from 1:30 – 3:30 pm. All Villagers welcome. For more information call Jacquie at 704-451-9886

Law Depot Demonstration
Jan 10 @ 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Law Depot Demonstration

On Thursday, Jan. 10 from 2:30 – 4 p.m. at The Villages Public Library at Belvedere in the Meeting Room, learn how to create, modify, and save hundreds of everyday personal, and business legal documents.

Registration is required at:

http://sumterpubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=6346&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2019/01/01

Temple Shalom Open Auditions
Jan 10 @ 3:00 PM
Temple Shalom Open Auditions @ Temple Shalom of Central Florida | Oxford | Florida | United States

Temple Shalom of Central Florida will be presenting a play called “Remember The Alimony” by Steve Young. The story is about one man, his three marriages and divorces, and how he examines his relationships with each of his wives. Steve Rubin will be directing a staged reading of this newly written comedic play.

Open Auditions will be held at Temple Shalom, 13563 CR 101, Oxford, on Thursday, Jan.10, at 3 p.m., Material will be supplied for cold readings.

The Production will be held on Saturday, March 30 and Sunday, March 31, at 7 p.m. and 3 p.m. respectively at Temple Shalom.

If you need additional information, please contact Steve Rubin at 561- 352-0874.

Jan
11
Fri
Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia New Information New Hope
Jan 11 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia New Information New Hope @  The Villages Public Library at Belvedere in the Meeting Room

On Friday, Jan. 11 from 2 – 4 p.m. at The Villages Public Library at Belvedere in the Meeting Room, go to an informational presentation on “Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia, New Information, New Hope.”

Jan
13
Sun
Humanists Alternate Program Meeting
Jan 13 @ 10:00 AM – 11:20 AM
Humanists Alternate Program Meeting @ Canal Street Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

The Humanists Alternate Program meeting is an informal setting for Humanists to play some trivia and have a group discussion.

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 347 Fund Raiser for Sgt. Pam Kelly
Jan 13 @ 5:00 PM
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 347 Fund Raiser for Sgt. Pam Kelly @ American Legion Auxiliary Unit 347, Lady Lake Fl. | Lady Lake | Florida | United States

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 347 Fund raiser for Sgt. Pam Kelly will be held on Sunday, Jan. 13 at 5 p.m., with a Spaghetti Dinner and Dance and entertainment by Al Brady.

Tickets are $15. per person and can be purchased at the American Legion Post in the Office or Lounge. There will be basket raffles, 50/50 and door prizes.

Sgt. Pam Kelly is a 17 year Army Veteran who was injured on a training mission which caused her to become a paraplegic. The Villagers for Veterans spearheaded a project to move Sgt. Kelly to The Villages to enable her to have some independence getting around on the golf cart paths and build her a Smart House. The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 347 is helping with this Project.

Jan
14
Mon
FOL Book Sale
Jan 14 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
FOL Book Sale @ The Villages Public Library at Pinellas Plaza

On Monday, Jan. 14, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Friends of the Villages Library will have a Book sale at The Villages Public Library at Pinellas Plaza in Conference Room 102.

Lake Sumter Lions Club Open House
Jan 14 @ 4:39 PM – 5:39 PM
Lake Sumter Lions Club Open House

On Saturday, Jan. 19 from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Fenney Recreation Center, Villages residents are invited to attend an open house wth the Lake Sumter Lions Club. Meet your neighbors who are members of the world’s largest service organization and see what we can offer you as a Lions Club member.

While there, especially trained Lions will be conducting diabetes and diabetic retinopathy pre-screenings.

Zonta Cub of The Villages
Jan 14 @ 5:00 PM
Zonta Cub of The Villages @ Elan Buena Vista | The Villages | Florida | United States

The monthly meeting of the Zonta Club of The Villages will be held on Monday, January 14, at 5 p.m. at Elan Buena Vista on 466. Empowering Women Through Service

Gin Rummy Tournament
Jan 14 @ 5:20 PM – 9:00 PM
Gin Rummy Tournament @ Eisenhower Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

On Monday, Jan. 14 from 5:20 – 9 p.m. at the Eisenhower Recreation Center, go play 5 games against 5 different players with 6-10 players moving to the 2 playoff rounds.

Jan
15
Tue
Founder of Proclaiming Justice for The Nations to speak at Temple Shalom
Jan 15 @ 7:00 PM
Founder of Proclaiming Justice for The Nations to speak at Temple Shalom @ Temple Shalom

On Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 at 7 p.m., guest speaker Laurie Cardoza-Moore, founder of Proclaiming Justice for The Nations (PJTN) will speak at Temple Shalom.

In a recent article published by the ADL, Florida continues to be in the top four states reporting incidents of anti-Semitism, with New York, New Jersey, and California. Save the date to hear Laurie speak. This event is free to members and the public.

 

 

 

Jan
16
Wed
Gin Rummy Tournament
Jan 16 all-day
Gin Rummy Tournament @ Truman Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

On Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 11:20 – 3 p.m. at the Truman Recreation Center, go to a Gin Rummy Tournament where for only $5, you will play 5 games against 5 different players, with 6-10 players heading to the two playoff finals, depending on the number of entrees, to win back your entry fee and more.

Bring your Lunch and Watch a Movie
Jan 16 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Bring your Lunch and Watch a Movie @ The Villages Public Library at Pinellas Plaza

On Wednesday, Jan. 16 from noon – 2 p.m. at The Villages Public Library at Pinellas Plaza, bring your lunch and watch a movie called Ocean’s 8. Debbie Ocean recruits seven women to help her steal a $150 million necklace at the Met Gala.

Book Discussion Group at Belvedere Library
Jan 16 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Book Discussion Group at Belvedere Library @ The Villages Public Library at Belvedere

On Wednesday, Jan. 16 from 2 – 3 p.m. at The Villages Public Library at Belvedere, join a library staff member for an informative book discussion on Three Things About Elsie. An injured woman who meditates on her complicated relationship with a best friend when a man they believed was dead joins her retirement community.