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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

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Mar
30
Sat
Orangutan Foundation International – Starring IMAX Born to be Wild Dr Galdikas
Mar 30 – Mar 31 all-day
Orangutan Foundation International - Starring IMAX Born to be Wild Dr Galdikas @ Lecture with Dr Birute' Mary Galdikas | The Villages | Florida | United States

Tickets available for a lecture by Dr Galdikas – you may have seen her in the IMAX documentary “Born to Be Wild”, as well as numerous times on the cover of National Geographics. Come hear her fascinating stories of her 45 plus years in the rain forest of Borneo – listen to her discuss rain forest conservation, her eco tours, Orangutan rehabilitation and rescue, reseeding and planting projects as well as her animal release programs. Order tickets now at Orangutan.org – events tab….100% of proceeds go to the Orangutan Foundation – sandwiches and light refreshments will be served. $50 or VIP tickets $150

Mar
31
Sun
FREE YOUR VOICE Workshop
Mar 31 all-day
FREE YOUR VOICE Workshop @ Private Home in the Villages,  | The Villages | Florida | United States

This Free Your Voice Workshop counts as the BEST experience I’ve had since moving to The Villages, Mick and Tess have such skill,
talent, and sensitivity”

” I’m still smiling from my heart from the awe of this Free Your Voice Workshop”

“FREE YOUR VOICE”
BREAKTHROUGH
SINGING WORKSHOP

Sunday, March 31, ~ 1:00pm-6:00pm
Fee ~ $55

This extraordinary workshop will take you beyond what you think is possible. Come let your spirits fly and feel more freedom. Join us for this unique and uplifting experiential workshop: where we offer a myriad of fun and unique modalities including group singing, therapeutic music, sound healing and dynamic voice/body movement exercises, in a safe and nurturing space. More surprises in the day.
Come let go into your fully expressed authentic voice, lighten up and feel more freedom.
And it’s so much fun.

Snacks will be provided!

CIICK HERE TO REGISTER AND PAY FOR MARCH 31

AFTER YOU REGISTER, LOGISTICS AND DETAILS
WILL BE SENT BY EMAIL.

IF YOU WANT TO PAY BY CHECK
MAKE CHECK MADE OUT TO
Teresa Pulver
and mail to
1820 Palo Alto Ave.
The Villages, FL 32159

SPACE IS LIMITED!!

Breakthrough Singing has offered programs around the country for 23 years. Now they are offering their profound work in The Villages.
Facilitators, MICK AND TESS PULVER
will take you on a profound liberating journey deep into yourself using the power of your authentic voice.

FIND OUT MORE
www.bigembrace.com

805-450-1736
EMAIL: info@bigembrace.com
WEB: www.bigembrace.com
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Remember The Alimony
Mar 31 @ 3:00 PM
Remember The Alimony @ Temple Shalom of Central Florida | Oxford | Florida | United States

A hilarious original comedy. Imagine one man with three ex-wives who examines his relationships over the years to determine what love really is all about. All of the wives remember every detail of the relationship. You will see your friends and relatives in these characters.
The play is directed by Steve Rubin and stars Debbie Chambers, Janet Maloney, Barb Pearson, Dan Pona and Alexandra Rae. There will be a Meet and Greet with Author after the show.
Play is at 7:00 PM Saturday 3/30 and 3:00 PM Sunday 3/31 at Temple Shalom. Tickets are $18 for Temple Members and $21 General Public. Purchase in advance by calling 352-748-1800 or at the door one hour before show time.

Apr
1
Mon
THE VILLAGES SINGLES CLUB
Apr 1 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
THE VILLAGES SINGLES CLUB @ La Hacienda Recreation Center | Lady Lake | Florida | United States

Doors open at 5:30 PM. Membership desk open from 5:30 to 6:15 PM. Music by Rocky and Michelle BYOB and snacks to share at your table. Dressy Casual – No Shorts

The club provides complimentary soft drinks, water and decaf coffee with 50-50 and door prizes

All Villages resident singles are invited! Come check us out!

Gin Rummy Tournament
Apr 1 @ 5:20 PM – 9:00 PM

Play 5 games against 5 different opponents. 6-10 players will advance to the 2 playoff rounds.

There is a charity gin rummy tournament at Bridgeport Recreation Center on Friday, April 26th beginning at 5 PM. There is a charge of $25 and the majority of the funds collected will go towards the Multiple Sclorosis Socitety. For information, call Jay at 352-751-4922.

Villagers For Trump Host Another Double-Header April 1
Apr 1 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Villagers For Trump Host Another Double-Header April 1 @ Lake Miona Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

Long-time political consultant and NY Times best-selling author in recent headlines, Roger Stone, will be a main speaker at the club’s April 1 Rally at Lake Miona Rec Center, 1526 Buena Vista Blvd., The Villages, FL 32162. Stone is returning by popular demand, and this time he will have copies available of his latest book, “Stone’s Rules: How to Win at Politics, Business, and Style”.

President Trump’s Ground Campaign Manager, Sid Bowdidge, will also be a main speaker. Relocated from New Hampshire to nearby Summerfield, Bowdidge will relate his life-changing experiences on what he has termed “the journey of a lifetime to help save our country from the scourge of socialism”. These are also detailed in his book “Rush to Judgment: A Journey with Trump, God, and Love” and copies will be available.

“Special Guest Speaker” Annie Delgado – Trump Team 2020 Florida Manager will share the plans for getting President Trump re-elected in 2020

Doors open at 6:30 PM, program begins at 7:00 PM. Admission is free, guests are welcome, and you do not need to e a resident of The Villages to Join us.

Apr
2
Tue
The Wizard of Wildwood
Apr 2 @ 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM
The Wizard of Wildwood @ Wildwood Middle High School gym/stage | Wildwood | Florida | United States

On Tuesday, April 2, the Drama Club at WMHS will perform a 45-minute adaptation of the Tony winning Broadway show The Wiz. Shows are at 4:15 and 6:30. No tickets are required, just a $5 donation at the door. Colorful costumes and scenery, wonderful songs, and energetic talented students make this a fun and entertaining show.

Apr
3
Wed
Gin Rummy Tournament
Apr 3 @ 11:20 AM – 3:00 PM

Play 5 games against 5 different players. 6-10 players will proceed to the final 2 playoff rounds.

There is a gin Rummy Tournament for charity on Friday, April 26th at the Bridgeport Recreation Center beginning at 5 PM. There is a $25 charge with the majority of the funds collected going to the Multiple Schlorosis Society. For information, call Jay at 352-751-4922.

Monthly Meeting
Apr 3 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Monthly Meeting @ The Prostate Cancer Education and Support Group in The Villages | The Villages | Florida | United States

Dr. Patrick Acevedo, medical oncologist, of Florida Cancer Specialists will speak on the latest developments in medically treating prostate cancer.

Apr
4
Thu
Ocala Culinary Festival
Apr 4 – Apr 7 all-day
Ocala Culinary Festival @ Various Venues throughout Ocala | Ocala | Florida | United States

The Ocala Culinary Festival is dedicated to providing a platform for extraordinary talent to convene for the purpose of creating unforgettable culinary experiences and generating insightful dialogue about food, wine and spirits. Please visit our web-page for event listings.

Informational/Hiring Event 2020 Decennial Census
Apr 4 @ 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Informational/Hiring Event 2020 Decennial Census @ The Villages Public Library at Belvedere | Holly Ridge | North Carolina | United States

$14.50 an hour, .58 cents a mile, Home is your base, paid training, paid weekly and flexible hours. Great opportunity for supplemental income, temporary government positions.

2020census.gov/jobs

John Del Toro and Alex Lopez Concert
Apr 4 @ 4:30 PM
John Del Toro and Alex Lopez Concert @ Whispering Oaks Winery | Oxford | Florida | United States

Thursday April 4th at the Whispering Oaks Winery, Two artist quickly taking the blues scene by storm share the stage to perform a concert you won’t want to miss!

Jonn Del Toro Richardson is an internationally acclaimed performing blues artist touring extensively in both the U.S. and Europe. In November 2015 Jonn released “Tengo Blues” charting in the top 10 blues charts for months and garnering rave reviews. It also earned him a Blues Blast Award nomination for best new artist in 2016. In May 2017 Jonn won the Blues Music Award from The Blues Foundation for Best New Artist Debut Award for “Tengo Blues”!

Critics have called Alex Lopez “A powerful instrumentalist, a first-class songwriter capable of revitalizing the blues for a new generation”. In 2017 Alex released his 2nd album “Slowdown” which was hailed by Europe’s Blues Magazine as one of the best blues albums of the year. With his band the Xpress, Alex is renown for his high-energy and audience engaging shows.

Whispering Oaks Winery is an idyllic location for a concert. Enjoy music in a picturesque setting under the oak trees with comfortable seating while enjoying a delicious dinner and some of Florida’s best wine. Whispering oaks is renown for creating all natural wines with the freshest Florida blueberries to make a great blend of organic nectar that tantalizes and teases the taste buds. All this makes for a unique and special concert experience…

Advance tickets are $15 plus fees. Day off tickets at the door are $20

For tickets click the link:
https://alexlopez.ticketspice.com/john-del-toro-richardson-and-alex-lopez-rock-the-blues

A blues concert event you wont want to miss…

Apr
6
Sat
Tri County Friends of NRA
Apr 6 @ 5:00 PM
Tri County Friends of NRA @ The Savannah Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

DON’T MISS OUT ON ONE OF THE PREMIER FRIENDS OF NRA EVENTS IN FLORIDA. PRIME RIB DINNER WITH ALL THE FIXINGS. FIREARMS, HUNTING TRIPS, SPORTING GOODS, JEWELRY, COLLECTIBLES, LIVE AUCTION, SILENT AUCTION, GAMES RAFFLES AND MORE. ALL TO BENEFIT THE NRA FOUNDATION IN SUPPORT OF THE FUTURE OF THE SHOOTING SPORTS, YOUTH EDUCATION, CONSERVATION EDUCATION, HUNTER SAFETY EDUCATION, LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING, MARKSMANSHIP AND MUCH MORE.

Apr
7
Sun
South of Sixty Club Picnic
Apr 7 all-day
South of Sixty Club Picnic @ Seabreeze Rec Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

Join us for a great combination of outdoor competition and socializing. BBQ, socialize, beach tennis, shuffle board, bocce, music.

Humanists Club Meeting
Apr 7 @ 10:00 AM
Humanists Club Meeting @ Canal Street Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

On Sunday, April 7th, Brandon Haught, Communications Director of Florida Citizens For Science will discuss the history of the evolution & creationism conflict in the Florida School system. He is the author of, “Going Ape: Florida’s Battles over Evolution in the Classroom.” As a high school biology/environmental science teacher, he will explain what is actually being taught in the Florida school systems today and the changes some of the Florida legislature would like to make, including some bills that are currently before the legislature.

Apr
8
Mon
Zonta Club of The Villages
Apr 8 all-day
Zonta Club of The Villages @ Elan Buena Vista | The Villages | Florida | United States

The monthly meeting of The Zonta Club of The Villages will on Monday, April 8th, at 5:30 pm, at Elan Buena Vista, 5867 Hwy. 466, The Villages, 32162.
Empowering Women through Service

Apr
10
Wed
Big Orientation & Training
Apr 10 @ 9:30 AM
Big Orientation & Training @ Belvedere Library | The Villages | Florida | United States

Join us as a defender of potential by becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister and together, we can change the world. All it takes is 4-8 hours a month, depending on the program, with a focus on being consistent and spending one-to-one quality time with your Little. Let’s clear a path to a child’s biggest possible future.

The first step is to attend a Big Orientation & Training session where you’ll learn about our programs, commitments, expectations and our kids.

Get more details about volunteering » https://bbbstampabay.org/be-a-big/

Villages Environmental Discussions Group
Apr 10 @ 1:00 PM
Villages Environmental Discussions Group @ Lorraine Jacobson | The Villages | Florida | United States

Villages Environmental Discussions Group (VEDG)
When: Wednesday, April 10 @ 1:00 p.m.
Where: Villages Library, 325 Belvedere Blvd, The Villages, FL. 32162

Ryan Armstrong manages Bargains and Blessings, the resale store of Helping Hands Ministry. He will present his role in the environment through the history of Helping Hands and Bargains & Blessings, hopes for the future, and how to help.

Residents and non-residents welcome, no fees or dues. Like our Facebook page, Villages Environmental Discussions Group

Questions? Contact Lorraine Jacobson 701-680-1523 or raivedg@gmail.com

Apr
12
Fri
Author Mark Muncy Come listen to Mark shares his adventures that led to his latest book, “Freaky Florida”.
Apr 12 @ 6:30 PM
Author Mark Muncy Come listen to Mark shares his adventures that led to his latest book, "Freaky Florida". @ Chula Vista Recreation Center | Lady Lake | Florida | United States

Ghost Stories has announced that Mark Muncy, who has written numerous short fiction and essays for various publications, will be the guest speaker on April 12th in Chula Vista Recreation Center.

As the creator of Hellview Cemetery in St. Petersburg he has studied the legends, lore and paranormal in Florida quite extensively. When the city of St. Petersburg banned Hellview Cemetery for being too scary, he devoted himself to preserving the lore behind the legendary haunted house in book form.

Inspired by the numerous folk tales, legends and lore of his home state of Florida, Mark set out with his fiancé, illustrator Kari Schultz, to explore the myths of the Sunshine State.

Come listen to Mark speak about his investigative adventures that led to his latest books, “Eerie Florida” and “Freaky Florida”.

An Evening with Author Susannah Marren
Apr 12 @ 7:00 PM
An Evening with Author Susannah Marren @ Laurel Manor Regional Recreation Center  | The Villages | Florida | United States

The Palm Beach lifestyle is on glittering display in “A Palm Beach Wife” by Susannah Marren who will appear at a Bookworm Club event at the Laurel Manor Regional Recreation Center at the Villages, Florida on April 12 at 7 p.m. at an event that is also open to the general public. Susannah Marren is the pen name for well-known author Susan Shapiro Barash (www.susanshapirobarash.com) who writes non-fiction books focusing on women’s issues, most notably her bestseller, “Tripping the Prom Queen” about female rivalry. For more information contact Kathy Porter at 352-259-8196.

Apr
13
Sat
Sons of the American Revolution- The Villages Chapter
Apr 13 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sons of the American Revolution- The Villages Chapter @ Captiva Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

The Villages chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will meet at 10 AM on Saturday, April 13 at Captiva Recreation Center. The speaker will be John Stewart, a Thomas Jefferson impersonator, who portrays Jefferson in costume, language, and speaking style. Members, guests, and those seeking more information on the SAR are welcome. Contact John Moore at jmoore417@gmail.com

An Afternoon with Author Susannah Marren
Apr 13 @ 2:00 PM
An Afternoon with Author Susannah Marren @ Barnes & Noble  | The Villages | Florida | United States

The Palm Beach lifestyle is on glittering display in “A Palm Beach Wife” by Susannah Marren who will appear at the Barnes & Noble located at 1055 Old Camp Road, The Villages, Florida on April 13 at 2 p.m. Susannah Marren is the pen name for well-known author Susan Shapiro Barash (ww.susanshapirobarash.com) who writes non-fiction books focusing on women’s issues, most notably her bestseller, “Tripping the Prom Queen” about female rivalry. For more information, call 352-430-3029.

THE VILLAGES SINGLES CLUB BLOCK PARTY
Apr 13 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
THE VILLAGES SINGLES CLUB BLOCK PARTY @ Lake Sumter Landing Square | The Villages | Florida | United States

The Villages Singles Club sponsors “All Singles Block Party” Come mingle and dance at Lake Sumter Landing Square. Meet other singles. Look for the balloons and signs behind the band. Theme: Spring Flowers. Afterglow: 8 PM Waterfront Inn.

Apr
15
Mon
THE VILLAGE SINGLES CLUB
Apr 15 @ 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
THE VILLAGE SINGLES CLUB @ La Hacienda Recreation Center | Lady Lake | Florida | United States

Doors open at 5:30 PM. Membership Desk opens from 5:30 to 6:15 PM. Birthday bash and Country Night. Music by Joe Carter. Birthday treats provided. BYOB and snacks to share at your table. Dressy Casual – No Shorts – Country attire acceptable
The club provides complimentary soft drinks, water and coffee with 50-50 and door prizes. All Villages resident singles are invited! Come check us out!

Apr
16
Tue
From Pixie Dust to Broadway – Once Upon A Mouse
Apr 16 – Apr 18 all-day
From Pixie Dust to Broadway - Once Upon A Mouse @ Villages Savannah Center  | Florida | United States

ALL NEW SHOW – A SALUTE TO DISNEY MUSIC

WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR

FROM PIXIE DUST TO BROADWAY MAGIC

0 Be Enthralled at Tony Brown as The Beast
0 Love Bill Krone as Captain Hook with his band of Dancing Pirates
0 Fly with Billy Thatcher as Peter Pan
0 See Disney Royalty with Holly Jeske as Snow White with her not so little Seven Dwarves, Sally Spieth as the lovely Cinderella and Bob Stehman as the dashing Prince Charming
0 Marvel at Bonnie Williams as the Evil Stepmother
0 Laugh Out Loud at Gary Chubeck as the Muscular Gaston
0 Soar as Carolyn Hoffman plays the Iconic Mary Poppins
0 Be Charmed by Janet Maloney as Mrs. Potts
0 Be Thrilled with the spectacular Step in Time Dance Finale with Dancers from Villages Premium Dance Groups

Apr
19
Fri
DAR John Bartram Chapter
Apr 19 @ 10:00 AM
DAR John Bartram Chapter @ Eisenhower Recreation Center | Wildwood | Florida | United States

Members and prospective members are invited to meet Pastor David Houck discuss the Zozo kids that live in the Ocala National Forest. Pastor Houck has asked that we bring jars of peanut butter, toothbrushes and toothpaste for the children. We will also present out Community Service Award. Luncheon will be from Flippers..Kindly specify your choice on your $13.00 check. Checks should be sent to John Bartram Chapter, NSDAR at PO Box 1534, Wildwood, Florida 34785-1534 by April 12th.

What are the Stations of the Cross?
Apr 19 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
What are the Stations of the Cross? @ Grace Anglican Church | Wildwood | Florida | United States

During the Middle Ages, the church sought for a way to make the Crucifixion of Christ more immediate and heart-felt among the people who came to pray. Many of them could neither read nor write. Just hearing the words of the Bible made little impression, especially year after year.
Someone whose name is lost to history came up with the bright idea of “The Stations of the Cross.” They are a series of images, carved or painted, that graphically show what the final day of Jesus was like. Based on the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem or actual path of Christ to Mount Calvary, they invite the worshipper to enter into the suffering of Christ at a deep and personal level.
These images have come to form the basis of a very popular service called “The Stations of the Cross.” The object of the stations is to help faithful Christians to make a spiritual pilgrimage through contemplation of the Passion of Christ. As such, it has become one of the most popular devotions. In fact, the stations can be found in many Anglican churches. Our Stations of the Cross service will begin at 10am on Good Friday, April 19th. All are welcome to come experience this spiritual pilgrimage.

DAR Puc Puggy Chapter
Apr 19 @ 12:15 PM – 2:30 PM
DAR Puc Puggy Chapter @ Saddlebrook Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

On Friday, April 19, 2019 the Puc Puggy Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will have guest speaker, Gloria Austin, presenting “Living Legends of Lake County.” Contact Membership Chair, Kim Northrup at dar117pucpuggy@gmail.com for more information.

VHS Public Art Show
Apr 19 @ 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
VHS Public Art Show @ Savannah Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

The Villages Charter High School Visual Arts will be displaying some of their best and most dazzling works from this year! These fantastic pieces were created entirely by VHS students and are sure to knock your socks off:)
Please join us this Friday(Free to the Public) at the Savannah Center from 3-6pm.
Visual Arts students have teamed up with the VHS Construction Academy to create some amazing bird houses that will be available for silent action!

Apr
20
Sat
Democratic Women’s Club of the Villages (DWCV)
Apr 20 @ 9:30 AM
Democratic Women's Club of the Villages (DWCV) @ Moyer Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

In honor of Earth Day, DWCV’s guest will be R. David Walker, President of the South Florida Audobon Society. David Walker is a 5th generation Floridian with a genuine love for our state and its natural resources. He knows that Florida’s economy depends on the strength of our environment. David’s talk will focus on the many water quality and water supply challenges in Florida and what can and should be done to address these challenges. Audubon Florida has been at the forefront of almost every successful effort to protect wetlands and water resources. Doors open at 9:30 AM. The meeting starts at 10:00 AM.

Legal Advocacy Fund
Apr 20 @ 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Legal Advocacy Fund @ Allamanda Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

AAUW American Association of University Women, Villages Branch,
April 20 –
LAF program details – If you have ever been a member of a faculty or worked with students? – Do you think that you could be punished for reporting Title IX violations and sexual harassment? Paul was fired when he voiced concerns about the College’s Title IX compliance with treating the women’s basketball coaching staff equally with the mens. The story has a few twists and turns but ultimately Mr. Thein prevails

Apr
22
Mon
Girl Scout Silver Trefoil Alumnae Group Monthly meeting
Apr 22 @ 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Girl Scout Silver Trefoil Alumnae Group Monthly meeting @ Laurel Manor Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

are welcome to join us at our monthly meeting on 4th Monday, at 3:00 at Laurel Manor.

The Girl Scout Alumnae Silver Trefoil Group exists to promote the positive impact of Scouting and to provide the opportunity for GS Alumnae relive their scouting memories and make new ones. Generally, we meet the fourth Monday of each at Laurel Manor at 3:00, September to May.

Everyone with an interest in Scouting, having fun, learning new information and skills, doing various service projects is welcome and encouraged to join us. All are welcome. Previous experience as a Girl Scout is not required for membership. Annual club dues are $5.00.

We are probably best known for our annual Pajama/Book drive benefiting homeless children in Lake, Marion and Sumter counties. Yes, we are the ones responsible for the “red boxes” you see in all the rec. centers during October, November, and December. we encourage you to bring pajamas and books to support our service project.

Dyngus Day Celebration
Apr 22 @ 6:00 PM
Dyngus Day Celebration @ Woman’s Guild  | Summerfield | Florida | United States

Saint Mark the Evangelist Parish Social Hall
Dance to Northern Sounds Entertainment by Dyngus Day Dancers
Admission $10 per person
BYOB and your snacks
6 – 9 PM

Apr
23
Tue
Cornerstone Hospice Health & Wellness Expo
Apr 23 @ 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Cornerstone Hospice Health & Wellness Expo @ Hope Lutheran Church, Fellowship Hall | The Villages | Florida | United States

Meet local healthcare and wellness providers and get health screenings. Enjoy light refreshments and door prizes.

Operation S.A.F.E. for Deaf Villagers
Apr 23 @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Operation S.A.F.E. for Deaf Villagers @ Churchill Street Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

The Villages Deaf Senior Citizens, in partnership with Florida Department of Financial Services, will host a free Operation S.A.F.E. workshop for the #Deaf Villagers, their families and caregivers, on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. American Sign Language Interpreters will be provided. See the flyer for more info. Please RSVP.

Apr
24
Wed
Big Brother Big Sister Mentor Information Orientation
Apr 24 all-day
Big Brother Big Sister Mentor Information Orientation @ Belvedere o | The Villages | Florida | United States

You come and learn about being a mentor to a child at risk. As little as 4 hours a month can literally change a child’s life forever. This is free and there is no obligation and please bring a friend.
Call Karen at 727-480-8381 with any questions.
Here is to changing the life of one child at a time.

Thank you,
Karen Kampel
Big Brother Big Sister
Director of Partnerships for Sumter County and The Villages

NEW ROTARY CLUB TBD THE VILLAGES SUNSET SOUTH
Apr 24 @ 6:00 PM
NEW ROTARY CLUB TBD THE VILLAGES SUNSET SOUTH @ NEW ROTARY INTERNATIONAL CLUB | Wildwood | Florida | United States

Please join us as we form a new Rotary International Club. Our speaker will be Barbara Crewell , Sumter County Alliance. Join us for dinner at the Fenney Grill following the meeting.

Apr
25
Thu
THE VILLAGES SINGLES CLUB NEWCOMERS BREAKFAST
Apr 25 @ 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
THE VILLAGES SINGLES CLUB NEWCOMERS BREAKFAST @ Orange Blossom Country Club | Lady Lake | Florida | United States

The Villages Singles Club invites all singles to the monthly newcomers breakfast on Thursday, Apr. 25 at 9:30 a.m., at Orange Blossom Country Club. All singles with a valid Villages ID are invited to attend. Current members are there to answer questions about the club and The Villages. Learn more about our Club’s activities and meet other
singles in a casual, friendly setting. RSVP Required

Monthly Support Meeting
Apr 25 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Esophageal Cancer/Barrett’s Esophagus Support Group: Meets the fourth Thursday of each month and this month will feature guest Dr. Acevedo, Oncologist of Florida Cancer Specialists. RSVP to 248-736-6645 or traz1275@hotmail.com.

Apr
26
Fri
UF Health Free Community Seminar Series — A better quality of life
Apr 26 @ 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
UF Health Free Community Seminar Series — A better quality of life @ The Waterfront Inn | The Villages | Florida | United States

9 – 10 a.m. — Seminar & breakfast

Conversations about erectile dysfunction and male urinary incontinence.
It’s not a topic most men want to discuss, yet an open conversation is the first step to finding a solution for erectile dysfunction or male urinary incontinence. Join Larry Yeung, MD for breakfast as he discusses how no two men are alike and treatment depends on the cause of the problem. It’s important to find a doctor who specializes in men’s health to give you the support and solutions you need.

Speaker:
Larry Yeung, MD
UF Health Urology

1 – 2 p.m. — Seminar & refreshments

Limited by arthritis pain?
Are you suffering from arthritis pain or stiffness? Although there is no cure for arthritis, there are many ways to manage pain and help you stay active. Join Stephanie Giammittorio, DO for afternoon refreshments as she discusses arthritis prevention, management and treatment options. There is hope for a life without limits.

Speaker:
Stephanie Giammittorio, DO
UF Health Orthopaedics – Villages

Registration is required; please visit our events page or call 352.733.0000 to register

FREE “50PlusPrime” Screening with Sam Donaldson and Phil Jones
Apr 26 @ 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
FREE “50PlusPrime” Screening with Sam Donaldson and Phil Jones @ Moffitt Cancer Center, Stabile Research Building, Couch Auditorium | Tampa | Florida | United States

Moffitt Cancer Center is hosting a free film screening with Sam Donaldson and Phil Jones. They were recently featured on the TV show “50PlusPrime” talking about their storied journalism careers with ABC News and CBS News, cancer journeys and advocacy for Moffitt Cancer Center. Join Sam and Phil April 26 for a free screening and Q&A with the audience. Refreshments will be served.

Charity Gin Rummy Tournament
Apr 26 @ 4:45 PM – 8:30 PM
Charity Gin Rummy Tournament @ Bridgeport Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

Join us for the first annual Gin Rummy Tournament For MS. Most of the proceeds will go to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. There will be cash prizes for the top 5 winners. The cost is $25 and there will be coffee and snacks. If you are a good gin rummy player, we hope you will participate in this tournament.

Apr
28
Sun
South of Sixty Monthly Social
Apr 28 all-day
South of Sixty Monthly Social @ Colony Cottage Rec Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

Join us for our annual Bon Voyage for members who will be “moving to the adult table.”

The Villages Hometown Band – Spring Concert
Apr 28 @ 6:30 PM
The Villages Hometown Band - Spring Concert @ New Life Christian Church | Wildwood | Florida | United States

The Hometown Band has been going strong for 5 years, and we’re pleased to
share some of our favorite selections with you in this informal concert setting.
Selections include: Bright Lights On Broadway; Pirates of the Caribbean; All
Through the Night;, Big Band Tribute; Chicago’s Popular Hits; and “Name That Sit-Com”.
Admission: $5 at the door which open at 6:00 PM.

May
1
Wed
Monthly Meeting
May 1 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Monthly Meeting @ The Prostate Cancer Education and Support Group in The Villages | The Villages | Florida | United States

Drs Catherine Keller and Tony Mkpolulu of Lake Medical Imaging will speak on the role of multi-parametric MRI’s in detecting prostate cancer.

May
2
Thu
Big Orientation & Training
May 2 @ 10:30 AM
Big Orientation & Training @ Belvedere Library | The Villages | Florida | United States

Join us as a defender of potential by becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister and together, we can change the world. All it takes is 4-8 hours a month, depending on the program, with a focus on being consistent and spending one-to-one quality time with your Little. Let’s clear a path to a child’s biggest possible future.

The first step is to attend a Big Orientation & Training session where you’ll learn about our programs, commitments, expectations and our kids.

Get more details about volunteering » https://bbbstampabay.org/be-a-big/

Community Holocaust Remembrance Commemoration
May 2 @ 4:00 PM
Community Holocaust Remembrance Commemoration @ St. Timothy’s Catholic Church | Lady Lake | Florida | United States

TriCounty Interfaith Holocaust Commemoration for Yom Hashoah. This annual event includes a re-enactment of the Nuremberg Trials after 70 years; Candlelighting with Survivors, , Liberators, Second Generation and Educators, Awards for Holocaust Writing Competition plus a special performance by Villages POPs Chorus. Doors open at 3:00 PM, Program starts promptly at 4:00 PM.

Rainbow Thursday
May 2 @ 5:30 PM
Rainbow Thursday @ Bonifay Country Club | The Villages | Florida | United States

The Rainbow Family & Friends Club of The Villages gathers every Thursday from 5:30 to 8 PM in the breezeway at Bonifay Country Club for socializing, dinner, drinks and dancing. Anyone who identifies as LGBTQ and a friend of the community is encouraged to join us.

May
3
Fri
Florida Deaf Golfers Association’s 28th Annual Golf Tournament
May 3 @ 12:30 PM – May 5 @ 3:30 PM
Florida Deaf Golfers Association's 28th Annual Golf Tournament @ Nancy Lopez Legacy Golf and Country Club | Lady Lake | Florida | United States

The Villages Deaf Senior Citizens is proudly hosting the 28th Annual FDGA Golf Tournament on May 3-5 at the Nancy Lopez Legacy Golf and Country Club. Unfortunately, for deaf or hard of hearing children, there are not always an unlimited amount of opportunities to learn or play golf.

However, The Villages Deaf Senior Citizens are enthusiastic to host the annual golf camp for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children the opportunity to learn and play the game of golf. Also, it will be done under Deaf golf instructors.

Want to join us in making a difference? Similar to The First Tee, The Villages Deaf Senior Citizens are introducing the game of golf and its inherent values to young DEAF people in the State of Florida and are raising money for First Golf Tee for Deaf Kids and any donation will help make an impact. $2,500 will cover the few days class of 10 participants. Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to DEAF kids!. https://www.gofundme.com/first-golf-tee-for-deaf-kids-in-florida

May
4
Sat
Barbara Bush Biographer Signs New Book
May 4 all-day
Barbara Bush Biographer Signs New Book @ Lake Sumter Landing Barnes & Noble  | The Villages | Florida | United States

Susan Page, who serves as USA Today’s Washington Bureau Chief, will be at Barnes & Noble in Lake Sumter Landing on Saturday, May 4, at 5 p.m. to sign copies of her new book, “The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty.”

St. Johns River Festival of the Arts
May 4 – May 6 all-day
St. Johns River Festival of the Arts @ Historic Downtown Sanford | Sanford | Florida | United States

The St. Johns River Festival of the Arts is a fine arts/fine crafts juried art festival, now in its eighth year. Stroll the streets of picturesque historic downtown Sanford with over 150 artists including 20 demonstrating artists. Enjoy live music, fabulous food at our Culinary Arts Court, where the food is prepared on site. Relax and enjoy a glass of wine or beer at our kiosks. Admission is free as well as parking. Once in Sanford check out the shops, dining and bars that have so much to offer.

Lauren Mitchell, ft. Bill Buchman on Piano, Live at the Museum!
May 4 @ 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Lauren Mitchell, ft. Bill Buchman on Piano, Live at the Museum! @ Modernism Museum Mount Dora | Mount Dora | Florida | United States

Back by popular demand! The Modernism Museum is pleased to welcome back jazz and blues singer Lauren Mitchell and pianist Bill Buchman. The concert will take place in the Modernism Museum gallery on Saturday, May 4th at 7:00pm. A sparkling and white wine reception is included with your admission, which begins at 6:30pm.
Experience the musical chemistry between Mitchell and Buchman as the duo performs jazz standards, select covers of tunes sung by Etta James, Bettye Lavette, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin and Betty Davis, along with Mitchell’s own soulful, original material. Her music tells a blues story that has been a lifetime in the making. Mitchell’s powerful vocals and Bill Buchman’s artistry on the piano will make for a memorable evening.
Based in Sarasota, Bill Buchman has toured extensively across the US and Europe and has worked with many jazz legends such as Jo Jones, Bobby Hackett, Red Callender, John LaPorta, Sammy Rimington, and Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, and many others. Buchman will accompany Mitchell on the Modernism Museum’s Caligari Piano, created by legendary artist Wendell Castle– a very special Steinway for a very special evening!
Tickets are $20 for 3MD members and $30 for nonmembers and includes the wine reception which precedes the performance. Tickets can be purchased at the museum or online by visiting https://ezticketapp.com/?s=ez4420.

May
6
Mon
The Villages Singles Club
May 6 @ 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
The Villages Singles Club @ La Hacienda Recreation Center | Lady Lake | Florida | United States

Doors open at 5:30 pm. Membership desk open from 5:30 pm to 6:16 pm. Music by Fred Campbell. BYOB and snacks to share at your table. Dressy Casual – No shorts.

The Club provides complimentary soft drinks, water and decaf coffee with 50-50 and door prizes.

All Villages resident singles are invited. Come check us out.

VILLAGERS FOR TRUMP RALLY – DR. KIRK ELLIOTT
May 6 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
VILLAGERS FOR TRUMP RALLY - DR. KIRK ELLIOTT @ Colony Cottage Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

Dr. Kirk Elliott has been announced as speaker for the Villagers For Trump Rally May 6 at Colony Recreation Center, 510 Colony Blvd, The Villages, 32162. He has observed the “modern day trench warfare that happens on social media”. His presentation offers a solution to the cultural divide in this country. Doors Open at 6:30 PM, Program at 7:00 PM.

May
8
Wed
Lightning Tips for Florida, Debunking 9 Common Lightning Myths
May 8 @ 1:00 PM
Lightning Tips for Florida, Debunking 9 Common Lightning Myths @ Villages Library | The Villages | Florida | United States

The season finale presentation of Villages Environmental Discussions Group will be Lightning Tips for Florida, Debunking 9 Common Lightning Myths. Bob Freeman, retired electrical engineer, and Len Hathaway, retired fire protection consultant, provide this free community service to combat the many myths and misunderstandings about lightning. All are welcome, Village residents and non-residents. Plan to attend on Wed. May 8 at 1 p.m. at Villages Library, 325 Belvedere Blvd., The Villages, FL.  Info: Raivedg@gmail.com or ‪701-680-1523‬

Lightning Tips for Villagers
May 8 @ 1:00 PM

Lee Hathaway and Bob Freeman, retired electrical engineer and fire protection consultant, will present on Lightning Tips for Villagers. Learn more about lightning and how to protect yourself and your property.

May
9
Thu
Free Big Brother Big Sister Mentor Orientation
May 9 all-day
Free Big Brother Big Sister Mentor Orientation @ Belvedere Library | The Villages | Florida | United States

Our Mission: To provide children facing adversity with professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships that will change their lives for the better, forever.

Can’t make the time above, call Karen for a personal one on one orientation, or invite me to speak at a group you belong to.

BIG PROGRAMS
We understand that your time is valuable, so we’ve created two unique programs to become a Big in your community. Learn more about our Site and Community based programs to fit within your needs below. You can change the life of a child giving only 4 hours a month of your time.

COMMUNITY This program is only 8 hours a month on your schedule.
This program allows you the opportunity to pick up your Little Brother or Little Sister at the child’s home and spend time engaged in activities you both enjoy in the community. Outings can range from going for a walk, working on arts and crafts, taking a bike ride or watching a sporting event. Through partnerships, our agency also provides free or reduced-priced tickets to our Bigs and Littles to various events in the community. In the Community-Based program, volunteers spend at least eight hours with their Little each month, typically in the evenings or on the weekend.
•Big Couple: where a committed couple can mentor a Little Brother together, sharing the responsibilities and commitments while also serving as an example of a happy, healthy relationship.
•Sports Buddies: where we match a Big and a Little who share a love of playing and watching sports. We have great partnerships with our local teams and can often offer free tickets to our Sports Buddies.
•Foster care: where we match a volunteer mentor with a child who has been placed in foster care.

SITE-BASED This program is only 4 hours a month,
In this program, volunteers meet with their Little Brother or Little Sister one hour a week at a nearby school or after-school site. (Check with your employer; some businesses encourage staff to volunteer by offering to pay for volunteer time.) We ask for volunteers to commit to at least 12 months in this program, but most stay in the program nearly twice that long!

Republican Women Meeting
May 9 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Republican Women Meeting @ Bacall Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

Republican Federated Women of The Villages (RFWTV) will meet Thursday, May 9 at 10 am, Bacall Recreation Center, Canal Street. Doors open 9:30 am. Please bring baby gifts or make a donation to Crisis Pregnancy Center for mothers who choose to keep their babies. Legislative Chair Roberta Ulrich will discuss state legislation to protect unborn babies. Susan Bendel will give a report on the huge success of our first BBQ. Aileen Milton will announce her candidacy as the only woman running for District 3 representative to SECO Energy Board of Trustees. Frank Fitzpatrick will discuss the “Judeo-Christian Prayer Rally For America”, a non-denominational, non-partisan event. Stop by our Fundraising table to see the beautiful patriotic items for sale. All Republicans in The Villages are invited to attend. We welcome new members. Men may join as Associates.

Baha’i Study Group
May 9 @ 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Baha'i Study Group @ Truman Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

Thriving through our Differences
The Baha’i Study Group will discuss how to appreciate and thrive through our differences in light of the spiritual reality that we are all part of one global family. As Baha’u’llah, Prophet-Founder of the Baha’i Faith stated, “The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens.”
Join us every 2nd Thursday of the month at Truman Rec Center from 1:30 – 3:30 pm. All Villagers welcome. For more information call Jacquie at 704-451-9886 or visit our website: bahaisofsumtercounty.com

Melody of Love
May 9 @ 6:00 PM
Melody of Love @ First Baptist Church at The Villages | The Villages | Florida | United States

Melody of Love is a fun variety show featuring local artists! All proceeds benefit Love In the Name of Christ!

May
10
Fri
The Piano Man and The Super Tenor
May 10 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
The Piano Man and The Super Tenor @ Eisenhower Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

Two hours of song and piano playing by a talented duo! An evening of outstanding entertainment.

May
11
Sat
Sons of the American Revolution – The Villages Chapter
May 11 all-day
Sons of the American Revolution - The Villages Chapter @ Captiva Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

The Villages Chapter will meet at 10 AM, Saturday, May 11 at Captiva Recreation Center. Brigadier General John Grueser (ret) will present on his travel to the South Pole. Members, guests, Air Force Veterans, DAR members, and those interested in SAR welcome. Help available for membership. Contact John Moore @ jmoore417@gmail.com

May
13
Mon
Zonta Club of The Villages 5:30 PM
May 13 all-day
Zonta Club of The Villages 5:30 PM @ Elan Bueana Vista

The monthly meeting of athe Zonta Club of The Viilages will meet on Monday, May 13, at 5:30 PM at Elan Buena Vista, 5867 Hwy 466.

Ladies Billiards Association Meeting
May 13 @ 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Ladies Billiards Association Meeting @ LBA  | The Villages | Florida | United States

Looking to play some fun Billiards look no more we offer fun billiards for all level of players.
Maybe you would like to do fun things with billiards. Meet new people, We offer many events, We meet every second Monday of the month at La Hacienda Rec Center in the billiards hall.

JUDEO CHRISTIAN PRAYER RALLY FOR AMERICA
May 13 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
JUDEO CHRISTIAN PRAYER RALLY FOR AMERICA @ Wildwood Community Center | Wildwood | Florida | United States

PRAY WITH US FOR MAINTAINING FAMILY VALUES, FOR OUR ELECTED & APPOINTED LEADERS AND OUR POLICE & MILITARY WHO PROTECT US EVERY DAY. SPECIAL GUEST – GOVERNOR RON DESANTIS. OTHER ELECTED OFFICIALS WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE. SPEAKERS – MUSIC – PRAYER – REFRESHMENTS
PRAYER LED BY LOCAL SPIRITUAL LEADERS (WATCH FOR MORE DETAILS).LIVELY AND INSPIRING MUSIC: CONTEMPORARY, GOSPEL, TRADITIONAL & SING-ALONG. FEATURING GEMMA ADAMS

May
15
Wed
Votes for Women 100th Anniversary of the 19th Ammendment
May 15 @ 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Votes for Women 100th Anniversary of the 19th Ammendment @ Lake Sumter Landing Pavilion  | The Villages | Florida | United States

100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment. Votes for Women Suffragette movement. Most attendees will be in period dress of the early 1900’s. There will be patriotic music, presentation, and a special community service award. As a Desert Storm veteran USAF, I will lead bringing in the American flag, followed by nine others. This is sponsored by the Lake-Sumter council of Regents of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).

May
16
Thu
STRATFORD FESTIVAL ON FILM – The Tempest
May 16 @ 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
STRATFORD FESTIVAL ON FILM - The Tempest @ Rialto Theatre |  |  |

The Stratford Festival’s latest film, The Tempest, directed for the stage by Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino and for the screen by Barry Avrich, premières at theatres across the United States. The stage production was a truly historic event, featuring theatre legend Martha Henry as Prospero, more than five decades after she made her Stratford debut as Prospero’s daughter, Miranda, in the 1962 production of the play.

May
17
Fri
DAR John Bartram Chapter
May 17 @ 10:00 AM
DAR John Bartram Chapter @ Eisenhower Recreation Center | Wildwood | Florida | United States

We will hear Cindy Addison, Florida State Historian, discuss “Women’s Resilience, the DAR
during WWII. She will then install our newly elected officers for the 2019-2021 term.
Box lunch will be from Chicken Salad Chick. Write your choice on check. Checks to PO Box 1534, Wildwood, FLorida 34785-1534 by May 10th.

DAR Puc Puggy Chapter
May 17 @ 12:15 PM – 2:30 PM
DAR Puc Puggy Chapter @ Saddlebrook Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

On Friday, May 17, 2019 the Puc Puggy Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will have guest speakers, Sam and Lorraine Carr, presenting “Remembering Our Puc Puggy Chapter and William Bartram.” Contact Arlene Pfeuffer for reservations for catered lunch at arlene.pfeuffer@yahoo.com or contact Kim Northrup at dar117pucpuggy@gmail.com for more information.

May
18
Sat
Cowboy Western Heritage Shows to benefit Veterans with PTSD
May 18 all-day
Cowboy Western Heritage Shows to benefit Veterans with PTSD @ Code Horse | Lady Lake | Florida | United States

This event will be held at the Black Horse Ranch Resort on State Road 42. Code horse uses equin therapy to help veterans with PTSD. We are going to have horse drill teams, Cowboy mounted shooting Cowboy mounted shooting, Western. Correct firearms and cowboy Camp, can-can girls, vendors, food and concessions. The cost is $10 a person and all proceeds will go to assist code horse Equine Therapy for veterans with PTSD

May AAUW scholarship Awards meeting and box lunch
May 18 all-day
May AAUW scholarship Awards meeting and box lunch @ ALLAMANDA RECREATION CENTER, | The Villages | Florida | United States

ALLAMANDA RECREATION CENTER, 11 AM for general meeting and indoor picnic
$15 registration required- choose from 2 menu choices, payments due BY MAY 5. Send registration and check Payments to Program Chairman, 1766 Millwood Way, The Villages, FL 32162. Box picnic menu choices are: Executive Box Greek salad with chips and fruit. Sub Sandwich Box: Half a sub with chips and 2 cookies .

Sandwich & a Smile
May 18 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Sandwich & a Smile @ Oxford Assembly of God Church |  |  |

Get a sneak peek tour of the new SoZo Kids dental bus while enjoying a BBQ pork sandwich meal for just $8. The dental bus will soon be providing free dental care to children and their families living in abject poverty in the Ocala National Forest. All proceeds go to SoZo Kids. Buy tickets on site or in advance at sozokidsoffice@gmail.com. The bus will be in the parking lot of the Oxford Assembly of God Church at 12114 N. Hwy. 301. You can enjoy your lunch inside the fellowship hall or get it to-go.

The Villages Singles Club Block Party
May 18 @ 5:00 PM – 7:59 PM
The Villages Singles Club Block Party @ Brownwood Paddock Square | The Villages | Florida | United States

The Villages Singles Club sponsors “All Singles Block Party” Come mingle and dance. Meet other singles. Look for the balloons and signs to the right the band. Theme: Patriotic. Afterglow: 8 PM – Brownwood City Fire. Info: Pinky O’Neil – 352-350-6455

May
19
Sun
Colored Pencil Painters Guild Judged Show & Reception
May 19 all-day
Colored Pencil Painters Guild Judged Show & Reception @ Lake Miona Rec Ctr. | The Villages | Florida | United States

The Colored Pencil Painters Guild is hosting a judged show and reception on Sunday, May 19, from 1-3 pm. The public is invited to join us as miniature artwork is displayed. All paintings are less than 25 sq. inches in total size.
Meet the artists and find out more about CP classes and technique. This is a free event. All artwork is high quality and exact in detail. Join us and be amazed at the beautiful display.

Witness Heart Sculpture Exhibit
May 19 @ 9:30 AM
Witness Heart Sculpture Exhibit @ Tri-County Unitarian Universalists Church |  |  |

On Sunday, May 19, artist John Seitz will present his Witness Heart scultural project at Tri-County Unitarian Universalist Church in Summerfield. All are invited to this free event.

John’s 13 mixed-media art works explore some of the many aspects of love and feature the iconic image of the heart.

Tri-UU is located at 7280 SE 135th St., Summerfield, FL 34491, about half a mile south of the Markets of Marion. Join us at these times:

9:30 a.m. Forum & discussion with the artist
10:30 a.m. Service, which will address related matters of the heart
11:30 a.m. Refreshments

May
20
Mon
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1036 Gol Outing
May 20 all-day
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1036 Gol Outing @ Cane Garden Golf Course | The Villages | Florida | United States

Golf scramble to be held on Monday, May 20, 2019. Starts at 1:30 p.m., with registration at 11:00 a.m. Cost is $90.00 per player, includes awards dinner afterward at Lake Miona Recreation center. Putting contest for $5,000.00, also hole-in-one prizes of a 2019 Toyota, and Golf Cart. Register at Cane Garden Pro Shop, make checks payable to Cane Garden.

Emergency Prep. for people with disabilitiies
May 20 @ 8:45 AM

The Villages Public Safety Fire Rescue and the Center for Independent Living of North Central Florida (CILNCF), are hosting a free emergency preparedness conference for people with disabilities. There will be a variety of vendors and speakers presenting about how to be prepared for any type of emergency. Individuals will also be there to assist anyone who needs help with programming weather radios. In addition, ASL Interpreters will be provided.
The Villages Public Safety Fire Rescue was established in 1999 to protect the residents of The Villages. When established, The Villages was a small retirement community in Northern Sumter County and Northeast Lake County. At the time, the department consisted of one fire station, nine firefighters, and one Fire Chief. Today, The Villages Fire Rescue has the honor of serving the world’s largest retirement community and protecting a population demographic that spans all ages.
The Center for Independent Living of North Central Florida (CILNCF) is a private, not-for-profit organization, headquartered in Gainesville, Florida. The Center’s mission is to empower people with disabilities to exert their individual right to live as independently as possible, make personal life choices and achieve full community inclusion. Our organization provides services to individuals on a cross-disability basis and is consumer-controlled, having at least 51% of people with disabilities comprising both the governing board of directors and staff.

2020 Census Informational Hiring Event
May 20 @ 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
2020 Census Informational Hiring Event @ The Villages Public Library @ Pinellas Plaza | Wildwood | Florida | United States

$14.50 an hour, .58 cents a mile, home is your base office, choose your own hours, government issued laptop, paid training, paid weekly, great opportunity for supplemental income! Help support the communities in which you live! Mapping and canvassing starts soon.

Apply today: 2020census.gov/jobs

The Villages Singles Club
May 20 @ 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM
The Villages Singles Club @ La Hacienda Recreation Center | Lady Lake | Florida | United States

Doors open at 5:30 PM. Membership Desk opens from 5:30 to 6:15 PM. Music by Amee Reese. BYOB and PIZZA NIGHT. Dressy Casual – No Shorts.

The club provides complimentary soft drinks, water and coffee with 50-50 and door prizes. All Villages resident singles are invited! Come check us out!

May
21
Tue
Citizens Climate Lobby
May 21 @ 4:00 PM
Citizens Climate Lobby @ Moyer Recreation Center |  |  |

Meeting Topic: The Conservative Case for Climate Action.
Citizens Climate Lobby is a nonpartisan advocacy organization focused on passage of legislation that economists and climate scientists say is necessary to prevent the worst impacts of a warming world.

Rising Stars Organ Concert
May 21 @ 7:30 PM
Rising Stars Organ Concert @ St George Episcopal Church | Lady Lake | Florida | United States

Featuring Organ Scholarship Winners & Music for Brass Quintet & Organ. Freewill offering to benefit Organ Scholarship Fund, American Guild of Organists, Central Florida Chapter.

May
22
Wed
Steps to Business Ownership
May 22 @ 9:00 AM
Steps to Business Ownership @ The Villages Library at Pinellas Plaza | Wildwood | Florida | United States

Want to start your own business? Not sure what it takes or where to begin? Perhaps your retired and wondering how to turn your passion into a business. Let SCORE guide you in the right direction.

SCORE is offering a 3-session workshop series spread over 3 weeks. Each workshop is interactive with examples, and supporting resources.

Presenters are seasoned business people who want to see you succeed. SCORE mentors will attend and be available to work with you for free outside of class.

May
23
Thu
The Village Singles Club Newcomers Breakfast
May 23 @ 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
The Village Singles Club Newcomers Breakfast @ Orange Blossom Country Club | Lady Lake | Florida | United States

The Villages Singles Club invites all singles to the monthly newcomers breakfast on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 9:30 a.m., at Orange Blossom Country Club. All singles with a valid Villages ID are invited to attend. Current members are there to answer questions about the club and The Villages. Learn more about our Club’s activities and meet other
singles in a casual, friendly setting. RSVP Required

NRLN Villages Chapter Meeting
May 23 @ 3:00 PM
NRLN Villages Chapter Meeting @ National Retiree Legislative Network |  |  |

National NRLN President Bill Kadereit will speak on Medicare and how Medicare Advantages plans are being used to speed the healthcare for seniors toward privatization.

May
30
Thu
Launchpad to What’s Next Live!
May 30 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Launchpad to What's Next Live! @ The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

A high-energy evening featuring nine of the top motivational speakers on new views about aging. They include a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, an Olympian, an Emmy Award-winning broadcaster and experts in the fields of fitness, brain health and more. An evening of inspiration.

Jun
3
Mon
Political Moderates Discussion Group
Jun 3 @ 6:30 PM
Political Moderates Discussion Group @ Seabreeze Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

The “Political Moderates Discussion Group” meets 6:30-8:30 PM on the 1st Monday of each month at Seabreeze. Its mission is to provide a safe place to discuss current issues. The Club is open to all. No membership fees. This month’s speakers are from the League of Women Voters. The topic is: the U.S. Constitution & the Balance of Power: 3 Branches of Government. This presentation describes the powers of and the interrelationship between the Legislative, Executive and Judicial branches. For info, contact sdubman@gmail.com.

Jun
5
Wed
Big Orientation & Training
Jun 5 @ 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Big Orientation & Training @ Belvedere Library | The Villages | Florida | United States

Join us as a defender of potential by becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister and together, we can change the world. All it takes is 4-8 hours a month, depending on the program, with a focus on being consistent and spending one-to-one quality time with your Little. Let’s clear a path to a child’s biggest possible future.

The first step is to attend a Big Orientation & Training session where you’ll learn about our programs, commitments, expectations and our kids.

Get more details about volunteering » https://bbbstampabay.org/be-a-big/

Jun
10
Mon
5th Edition of International Conference on Polymer Science and Technology
Jun 10 all-day
5th Edition of International Conference on Polymer Science and Technology @ Golden Tulip Berlin - Hotel Hamburg | Berlin | Berlin | Germany

Euroscicon Ltd invites all the participants from all over the world to attend ‘5th International conference on Polymer Science and Technology’ during June 10-11, 2019 in Berlin, Germany, which includes prompt keynote presentations, Oral Talks, Poster Presentations and Exhibitions.
Polymer Congress 2019 involves the tracks like Polymer Science -the Future, Polymers in Industries, Polymer Material Science, Polymer Engineering, Polymer Nanotechnology, Polymer Chemistry, Composite Polymeric Material, Advanced polymers, Role of Polymers in biology and biological systems, Polymer Physics, Bioplastics and Biopolymers, Applications of Polymer materials.

For more info: https://polymerscience.euroscicon.com/

Hammer & Stain Summer Art Camp
Jun 10 – Jun 14 all-day
Hammer & Stain Summer Art Camp @ Hammer & Stain |  |  |

Hammer & Stain The Villages is hosting Summer Art Camp!
These camps are packed full of exciting projects, perfect for all skill levels! Projects are personalized for every maker, thereby creating a piece you are sure to love and enjoy!
Perfect summer activity for friends and family!!
June 10-14: Adventure Theme
June 24-28: Sports Theme
July 8-11: Animal & Pet Theme
July 22-26: BE (You)TIFUL Theme
August 5-9: Back to School Theme

Ages 6-18 Welcome!
Camp is Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – noon
Weekly rate $175
Daily rate $40
10% Discount available for siblings
Must register at least 24 hours in advance.
Phone: 352.209.7588
www.Hammerandstaincfl.com

Jun
13
Thu
Republican Federated Women of The Villages Meeting
Jun 13 @ 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Republican Federated Women of The Villages Meeting @ Bacall Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States
Republican Federated Women of The Villages (RFWTV) will meet at 10 am Thursday, June 13, Bacall Recreation Center, Canal Street.  Doors open at 9:30 am.
The guest speaker will be FL Representative Brett Hage.  Representative Hage will discuss the FL state budget including allocations for Sumter County.
The Leadership Team will present 2020 campaign plans to include a local campaign school.
All Republicans in The Villages are invited to attend.  We welcome new members including men as Associate members.
Stop by our Fundraising Table and check out our beautiful patriotic items.
For information, contact Marina Woolcock at 716-432-1164
Jun
26
Wed
National Day of Joy
Jun 26 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
National Day of Joy @ Comfort Keepers of The Villages |  |  |

Comfort Keepers® of The Villages and Comfort Keepers® of Ocala are celebrating the first annual National Day of Joy on June 26 by hosting a National Day of Joy Open House and Ice Cream Social, as well as releasing statewide results from the Comfort Keepers National State of Joy survey. Conducted April 26 to May 1, the survey polled Americans on what brings the most happiness into their lives, as well as which states report feeling the most joy on a day-to-day basis.
“At Comfort Keepers of The Villages and Comfort Keepers of Ocala, we believe that no matter someone’s age, experiencing daily moments of joy is critical for maintaining physical health, mental health, and overall well-being,” said Pamela Pell, Director of Business Development. “As results from the National State of Joy survey make clear, the Seniors we serve want the same opportunities for joy and happiness that we all do. At Comfort Keepers, we understand this, which is why we focus on doing activities with our clients that bring them happiness, from listening to music to baking cookies to reliving family stories.”
Comfort Keepers has established the last Wednesday in June as the National Day of Joy. The annual celebration promotes the importance of finding joy and happiness in everyday activities.
Comfort Keepers is a market-leading provider of in-home care that allows seniors to live independently in their own homes. Through its in-home care network, Comfort Keepers empowers seniors to maintain their independence and realize joy in the everyday moments.
Comfort Keepers of The Villages, located at 981 Del Mar Drive, The Villages, FL 32159 and Comfort Keepers of Ocala, located at 1315 SE 25th Loop, Suite 102, Ocala, FL 34471 are celebrating at both locations on Wednesday, June 26th, from 1pm – 4pm. Please join us for an Ice Cream Social, to celebrate friendship, compassion and lots of JOY!

Jun
27
Thu
2020 Census recruiting
Jun 27 @ 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
2020 Census recruiting @ The Villages Public Library @ Belvedere | The Villages | Florida | United States

We will be handing out information and answering questions regarding the 2020 Decennial. We need your help with this very important campaign, please help support the communities in which you live.

$14.50 an hour, .58 cents a mile, home is your base office, government issued device, paid training, paid weekly, flexible hours. Great opportunity for Supplemental Income!

Please come join us. Drop in between the hours of 11 and 2.

Apply today: 2020census.gov/jobs

Jun
28
Fri
Village BandStand
Jun 28 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Village BandStand @ La Hacienda Recreational Center |  |  |

The original recording of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, along with Live Entertainment. Featuring your requests and dedications.

Jul
1
Mon
2020 Census Team recruiting Event
Jul 1 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
2020 Census Team recruiting Event @ The Villages Public Library @ Pinellas Plaza | Wildwood | Florida | United States

We will be handing our information and answering questions regarding the 2020 Decennial Census with the hopes of recruiting people to join the census team. We need your help supporting communities in which you live.

$14.50 an hour, .58 cents a mile, home is your base office, government issued device, paid training, paid weekly, and flexible hours. Great opportunity for Supplemental Income!
Apply today: 2020census.gov/jobs

Gin Rummy Tournament
Jul 1 @ 5:20 PM – 9:00 PM
Gin Rummy Tournament @ Colony Cottage Recreation Center |  |  |

Play 5 games against 5 different players with 6 to 10 players moving on to the final 2 playoff rounds.

Jul
6
Sat
Father or Grandfather Daughter Dance
Jul 6 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

 

Jul
8
Mon
2020 Census Recruiting Event
Jul 8 @ 9:00 AM – 11:45 PM
2020 Census Recruiting Event @ The Villages Public Library @ Pinellas Plaza | Wildwood | Florida | United States

We will be handing out information and answering questions regarding the 2020 Decennial Census with the hopes of recruiting people to join the census team to help us with this important campaign and to support the communities in which they live.

$14.50 an hour, .58 a mile, home is your base office, flexible hours, government issued device, paid training, paid weekly, and flexible hours. Great opportunity for supplemental income. Apply today: 2020census.gov/jobs

Jul
13
Sat
Villages Art League Summer Art Festival
Jul 13 @ 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Villages Art League Summer Art Festival @ Lake Miona Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

The Villages Art League Summer Art Festival with over 70 artists showing and selling their creations. The Festival takes place at Lake Miona Recreation Center Saturday July 13th, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Jul
15
Mon
2020 Census Team Recruiting Event
Jul 15 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
2020 Census Team Recruiting Event @ The Villages Public Library @ Belvedere |  |  |

We will be handing our information and answering questions regarding the 2020 Decennial Census with the hopes of recruiting people to join the 2020 Census Team. We need your help supporting the communities in which you live.

$14.50 an hour, .58 cents a mile, home is your base office, flexible hours, paid training, government issued laptop, paid weekly. Great opportunity for Supplemental Income!

Apply today: 2020census.gov/jobs

Jul
19
Fri
2020 Census Team Recruiting Event
Jul 19 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
2020 Census Team Recruiting Event @ The Villages Public Library @ Belvedere |  |  |

We will be handing out information and answering questions regarding the 2020 decennial Census with the hopes of recruiting people to join the Census Team. We need your help supporting the communities in which you live.

$14.50 an hour, .58 cents a mile, home is your base office, government issued laptop, flexible hours, paid training, and paid weekly. Great opportunity for Supplemental Income!

Apply today: 2020census.gov/jobs