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Dec
8
Fri
Philosophy Club Monthly Meeting
Dec 8 @ 4:00 PM
Philosophy Club Monthly Meeting @ Lake Miona Recreation Center

On Friday, December 8, 2017 at the Lake Miona Recreation Center at 4 p.m., the Philosophy Club will have Ira Glickstein, who along with Mike Enright, are two of the most followed speakers in The Villages, presenting, “Beyond Communism – The Emergence of a Newly Prosperous and Increasingly Capitalist CHINA.”

Dec
9
Sat
Mistletoe Trot 5K and 10K Race
Dec 9 @ 8:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Mistletoe Trot 5K and 10K Race @ Lake Sumter State College in Leesburg

The Mistletoe Trot 5K and 10K Race was created by Leesburg Regional
Medical Center (LRMC) more than two decades ago to give local runners a race on their home turf and bring good health and holiday cheer to the Leesburg community.

The race will be held Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 8 a.m. on the campus of Lake Sumter State College in Leesburg. Participants will run or walk around beautiful Silver Lake. Race-day registration will be available from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. or runners can pre-register online at: mistletoetrot5k10k.itsyourrace.com.

Each year, proceeds from the event benefit the Community Medical Care Center in Leesburg, a non-profit organization offering primary care, specialty care, chronic disease management and dental care for a segment of the community that might otherwise do without necessary medical care.

To learn more call(352)323-5640.

St. Mark’s Greek Orthodox Church Craft Fair
Dec 9 @ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
St. Mark's Greek Orthodox Church Craft Fair @ St. Mark's Greek Orthodox Churc | Belleview | Florida | United States

St. Mark’s Greek Orthodox Church at  9926 SE 36th Avenue in Belleview is having a craft fair on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m with over 50 vendor tables with homemade crafts and unique gifts.

A Greek luncheon plus Greek pastries will be available for purchase. Admission and parking is free.

Baker House Christmas Tour
Dec 9 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Baker House Christmas Tour @ Baker house  | Wildwood | Florida | United States

On Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Baker House in Wildwood, Florida, come and take a step back in time and tour this home built in circa 1890 decorated for Christmas. Tours are $10.00 per person and all proceeds benefit the restoration of the home.

The Christian Chorus at Community United Methodist Church
Dec 9 @ 2:00 PM
The Christian Chorus at Community United Methodist Church @ Community United Methodist Church | Fruitland Park | Florida | United States

The Christian Chorus, under the direction of Mr. Robbie Milam presents their annual Christmas Concert “Christmas Grace” at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Community United Methodist Church in Fruitland Park.

As always our concerts are free and open to EVERYONE. A love offering will be accepted and goes directly to support local missions within the surrounding communities.

Come and hear the magnificent sounds of the Christmas season from our 100 voice chorus. Everyone is invited and encouraged to bring a friend. All concerts are Handicapped Accessible.

Dec
10
Sun
Baker House Christmas Tours
Dec 10 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Baker House Christmas Tours @ Baker House  | Wildwood | Florida | United States

On Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017 beginning at 10 a.m. at the Baker House in Wildwood, Florida, come and take a step back in time and tour this home built in circa 1890 decorated for Christmas. Tours are $10.00 per person and all proceeds benefit the restoration of the home.

Hope for Healing Service
Dec 10 @ 3:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Hope for Healing Service @ United Church of Christ at The Villages | Oxford | Florida | United States

The United Church of Christ at The Villages, 12514 CR 101, Oxford FL, invites you to a “Hope for Healing Service” in Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. While many people are celebrating the holidays, others may experience sadness, frustration, or even hopelessness. Whether experiencing grief from the death of a loved one, a chronic illness, caregiving exhaustion, or lack of peace within the world, the holidays can be challenging. Please join us for this service to express sadness and together hope for healing. For those who desire, bring a memento to share and the opportunity to light a candle of hope. For questions, please call the UCC Villages Office at 352-748-9199.

The Many Moods of Christmas
Dec 10 @ 3:30 PM
The Many Moods of Christmas @ Community United Methodist Church | Fruitland Park | Florida | United States

Community UMC Music Ministry presents the annual “Many Moods of Christmas” concert on Sunday, December 10th at 3:30 and 6 p.m. in the sanctuary. The Christmas Concert is free and open to EVERYONE. Come celebrate the Christmas Season by hearing from the outstanding music ministry at Community. The concert will feature the 100 voice Chancel Choir, Hand Bell Chorus, Ensembles, the Brass & Woodwind Ensemble, all under the direction of Minister of Music, Mr. Robbie Milam. A love offering will be received to benefit the Music Ministry’s many local missions.

Everyone is invited to come Celebrate the Season!

ChoRuss Concert
Dec 10 @ 6:00 PM
ChoRuss Concert @ New Covenant United Methodist Church | The Villages | Florida | United States

Making their debut in The Villages, ChoRuss is a vocal ensemble comprised of professional singers who work in theaters and church choirs in St. Petersburg, Russia. Touring exclusively in Russia as well as Europe and the USA, their repertoire is A Cappella sacred orthodox music and Russian folk songs. Be swept away by the harmonies as they share their Russian culture and heritage through song. This concert will also some of your holiday favorites.

The Many Moods of Christmas
Dec 10 @ 6:00 PM
The Many Moods of Christmas @ Community United Methodist Church | Fruitland Park | Florida | United States

The Music Ministry of Community United Methodist Church proudly presents, “The Many Moods of Christmas” on Sunday December 10th at 6 p.m. The Christmas Concert features the 100 voice choir, Hand Bell Chorus, Ensembles and Instrumentalists. Come celebrate the season with us. Everyone is invited. Admission is free. A love offering will be accepted and go towards the Music Ministry Mission projects.

Dec
11
Mon
Umpire Clinic at Saddlebrook Softball Complex
Dec 11 @ 10:00 AM
Umpire Clinic at Saddlebrook Softball Complex @ Saddlebrook Softball Complex

An Umpire Clinic will take place on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 10 a.m. at the Saddlebrook Softball Complex. This will be an on-field clinic going over umpire mechanics, positioning and discussing softball scenarios.

This clinic is open to all existing umpires and anyone interested in becoming an umpire. If you have any questions contact Bill Johnson at 352-459-9129.

League of Women Voters Holiday Party
Dec 11 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
League of Women Voters Holiday Party @ RED SAUCE RESTAURANT | The Villages | Florida | United States

On Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 the League of Women Voters will have their Holiday Party at Red Sauce in Lake Sumter Landing Square. There will be a guest speaker from Beacon College, a Chinese Auction, lunch and Holiday Spirit.

Advanced Gin Rummy
Dec 11 @ 5:20 PM – 9:30 PM
Advanced Gin Rummy @ Colony Cottage Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

On Monday, December 11, 2017 from 5:20 – 9:30 p.m.in the Colony Cottage Recreation Center, come play 5 games of Gin Rummy against 5 different opponents. Depending on the number of entrees, 4 to 10 players will advance to the 2 game playoff rounds. This is a friendly group of advanced Gin Rummy players who have a great time every Monday night. We also have a similar tournament on Wednesday mornings beginning at 11:20 a.m. at the Truman Recreation Center.

Please note: Due to the holidays, after the tournament next Monday at Colony Cottage, we will not have a Monday tournament until January 8th and the location will change to the Eisenhower Recreation Center at 5:20 p.m.

Zonta Club of The Villages Holiday Gathering
Dec 11 @ 5:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Zonta Club of The Villages Holiday Gathering @ Japanese Steak House | The Villages | Florida | United States

The Zonta Club of The Villages will hold a Holiday Gathering on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.

To learn more, send an email to formanag@gmail.com for further details.

American Legion Ladies Auxiliary General Meeting
Dec 11 @ 6:00 PM – 6:00 PM
American Legion Ladies Auxiliary General Meeting @ American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, John Gella Memorial Unit 219 | Fruitland Park | Florida | United States

Join the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary for their general meeting on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 (the 2nd Monday of every month) at 6 p.m., at the American Legion Memorial Unit 219 at 194 W. Fountain St., Fruitland Park, FL 34731.

For more information contact 352-787-2338.

Dec
12
Tue
Christmas music with The Soft Tones at Lady Lake Library
Dec 12 @ 2:00 PM
Christmas music with The Soft Tones at Lady Lake Library @ Lady Lake Library | Lady Lake | Florida | United States

Have yourself a Merry Christmas with music by The Soft Tones on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the Lady Lake Library. Sing along or just enjoy classics such as White Christmas, Frosty the Snowman and Winter Wonderland.

Choralettes in Concert
Dec 12 @ 6:00 PM
Choralettes in Concert @ New Covenant United Methodist Church | The Villages | Florida | United States

Under the direction of Janie Berry, The Choralettes present their holiday concert “It Was a Wonderful Year”. A Love Offering would be greatly appreciated.

Eirinn Abu Christmas
Dec 12 @ 7:00 PM
Eirinn Abu Christmas @ Amazing Grace Lutheran Church | Oxford | Florida | United States

On Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the Amazing Grace Lutheran Church, Saxaphonist and recording artist, Eirinn Abu will be perfoming songs from his “Saxy Christmas” and “Hymns” CD’s. He is known for giving his instrument a new voice and sound, full of soul and emotions. His peers call him the instrumental version of Josh Groban and Andrea Bocelli. This is a free concert. There will be a free will offering.

Dec
13
Wed
National Hot Cocoa Day
Dec 13 all-day
National Hot Cocoa Day

A cold December day is the perfect time to make yourself a cup of hot cocoa and enjoy National Cocoa Day. Each year on December 13, people across the country celebrate their favorite cold weather comfort drink.

If you have been outside covering plants from the cold, playing golf or Christmas shopping for family and friends, a cup of hot cocoa will hit the spot. So raise your cup and salute hot Cocoa Day.

Gin Rummy Tournament
Dec 13 @ 11:25 AM – 3:00 PM
Gin Rummy Tournament @ Truman Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

On Wednesday, December 13, 2017 from 11:25 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Truman Recreation Center, join players for the Gin Rummy Tournament. In this tournament style Gin Rummy, you will play 5 games against 5 different Gin Rummy players. You can easily reach the 2 final game playoffs. Depending on the number of entrees, 4 to 10 players will participate in the finals. Join a great group of friendly Gin Rummy players who have a great time every Wednesday. We also have a similar tournament on Monday nights beginning at 5:20 p.m. at the Colony Cottage Recreation Center.

Villages Environmental Discussions Group
Dec 13 @ 12:45 PM – 2:45 PM
Villages Environmental Discussions Group @ The Villages Public Library at Belvedere

Villages Environmental Discussions Group will host a program on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 from 12:45 to 2:45 p.m. at the community room of The Villages Public Library at Belvedere.

Three speakers will address topics including: UF/IFAS Horticulture Training @ Coleman Correctional Facility; Volunteer from Village of Santa Domingo will discuss her award-winning volunteer work at Silver Springs State Park; and Villages Director of Property Management discussing water management.

R.S.V.P.  resourcewisdom@gmail.com

Louisiana Club Meeting
Dec 13 @ 6:30 PM
Louisiana Club Meeting @ Lake Miona Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

The Louisiana Club will hold their meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at Lake Miona Recreation Center. Food will be gumbo prepared by Club Chef Merlin Decuir. Entertainment will be the comedy and magic of John Daniels.

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

The Villages Railroad Historical Society presents their Christmas Train Show. Scales represented:Standard, O,HO,N and Z. Over 8000 square feet of trains. Donations only. Free Parking. Raffle prizes.
Hours: Dec 14 – 16(9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Dec 17(10 a.m. – 3 p.m.)

Coloring Club for Adults
Dec 14 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Coloring Club for Adults @ The Villages Public Library at Belvedere

On Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 at from 10 – 11 a.m. the Coloring Club for Adults will take place at The Villages Public Library at Belvedere where you can explore your creativity and meet new friends at the Coloring Book Club for Adults.

Registration required. Please register at:
http://sumterpubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=4733&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2017/12/01

Republican Federated Women of The Villages Monthly Meeting
Dec 14 @ 10:00 AM
Republican Federated Women of The Villages Monthly Meeting @ Bacall Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

Republican Federated Women of The Villages (RFWTV) will meet on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 at 10 a.m. at the Bacall Recreation Center on Canal Street.  Doors open at 9:30 for refreshments and socializing. We meet the second Thursday each month.

The December 14 meeting will be a year in review and the year ahead. Republicans in The Villages are invited to attend. Come All Ye Faithful and join our MAGA team. Membership dues for 2018 will be collected.  Stop by our Fundraising Table and check out our beautiful patriotic items.

For information contact Marina Woolcock at web@rfwtv.org or visit our website www.rfwtv.org

Sailing Club Monthly Meeting and Holiday Luncheon
Dec 14 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sailing Club Monthly Meeting and Holiday Luncheon @ Lake Miona Rec Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

The Villages Sailing Club’s monthly meeting will take place on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Lake Miona Recreation Center and this meeting (December) is our bring-a-dish holiday luncheon.

Dade Battlefield
Dec 14 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Dade Battlefield @ The Villages Public Library at Pinellas Plaza

On Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 from 2 – 3 p.m. at The Villages Public Library at Pinellas Plaza in Conference Room 102, an officer on the boards of both the Dade Battlefield Society and the Seminole Wars Foundation, Steve Rinck will portray the character of Paddington McCormick, an Irish immigrant who joined the U. S. Infantry in 1835.  Paddy’s company traveled to the wilderness of central Florida Territory to force the Seminoles out to Oklahoma, and he will share the life and lot of a soldier at that time and place.

Registration is required at:

http://sumterpubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=5831&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2017/12/01

Gala Christmas Dinner Dance to Benefit Combat Veterans to Careers
Dec 14 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Gala Christmas Dinner Dance to Benefit Combat Veterans to Careers @ Hosted by the NE Pats Club at Harbor Hills | Lady Lake | Florida | United States

The Christmas Gala Dinner Dance to benefit Combat Veterans to Careers will be held on Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 5:30-9:30 at Harbor Hills Country Club. There will be an elegant buffet catered by the country club. Live Music by the Boogie Brothers Band
With Live Auction…Silent Auction…Raffle.

Cost is $50 per person. Please print this email and include the names of the attendees on the bottom. Send this email with your check made out to to NEPCV (New England Pats Club of The Villages) and send to Treasurer – NEPats, 243 Juarez Way, The Villages, 32159. Your reservation will not be complete without a check!

Saratoga County Club, New York Holiday Gala
Dec 14 @ 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Saratoga County Club, New York Holiday Gala @ Laurel Manor Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

The Saratoga County Club, NY holds it’s Holiday Gala at 6:00 p.m. in the Washington/Jefferson Room of Laurel Manor Recreation Center on Thursday, December 14, 2017. Tickets will not be sold at the door. RSVP no later than Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017

The Saratoga Club meets the second Thursday of the month September-May.
We welcome Villagers with ties from upstate New York including Albany, Schenectady and Rensselaer counties and the area north of Saratoga as far as Lake Placid.

Yearly dues are $7 per member. New members are always welcome, including part-time residents.

The Village Voices presents a Christmas Spectacular of Joy To The World
Dec 14 @ 6:00 PM
The Village Voices presents a Christmas Spectacular of Joy To The World @ North Lake Presbyterian Church | Lady Lake | Florida | United States

The Village Voices Christmas Spectacular presents, “Joy To The World” on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 at 6 p.m. at North Lake Presbyterian Church. This is the second annual Christmas Spectacular for the Village Voices. The chorus will be accompanied by a 35 piece professional orchestra and perform seasonal music, including the Hallelujah Chorus. There will be old favorites and new favorites to please everyone. The concert ends with the traditional singing of “Silent Night” with the chorus going out to join the audience. Tickets available at the Villages Box Office.

Dec
15
Fri
The Villages Christmas Train Show
Dec 15 all-day
The Villages Christmas Train Show @ Colony Cottage Regional Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

he Villages Railroad Historical Society presents their Christmas Train Show December 14-17 at the Colony Cottage Recreation Center 510 Colony Blvd, The Villages Fl. Scales represented:Standard, O,HO,N and Z. Over 8000 square feet of trains. Donations only. Free Parking. Raffle prizes. Hours: Dec 14-16(9:00AM-4:00PM, Dec 17(10:00AM-3:00PM)

John Bartram Chapter, NSDAR Monthly Meeting
Dec 15 @ 10:00 AM – 10:00 AM
John Bartram Chapter, NSDAR Monthly Meeting @ Eisenhower Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

The John Bartram Chapter, NSDAR, will meet on Friday, December 15, 2017, at the Eisenhower Recreation Center. Doors open at 10 a.m. Members and prospective members are invited to hear Pastor Gary Cantrell speak of his experiences with the Tamase School. Send $13. luncheon check to Doreen Bussone, 2977 Silk Tree Terrrace, TV, 32163 by December 8th.

Lite Bites and Meat Shoots
Dec 15 @ 5:00 PM
Lite Bites and Meat Shoots @ American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, John Gella Memorial Unit 219 | Fruitland Park | Florida | United States

Lite supper and bake sale, plus a fun game of meat shoots; match 3 cards and win some meat!

Dec
16
Sat
The Villages Christmas Model Train Show
Dec 16 all-day
The Villages Christmas Model Train Show @ Colony Cottage Regional Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

he Villages Railroad Historical Society presents their Christmas Train Show December 14-17 at the Colony Cottage Recreation Center 510 Colony Blvd, The Villages Fl. Scales represented:Standard, O,HO,N and Z. Over 8000 square feet of trains. Donations only. Free Parking. Raffle prizes. Hours: Dec 14-16(9:00AM-4:00PM, Dec 17(10:00AM-3:00PM)

Baker House Tours
Dec 16 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Baker House Tours @ Baker House  | Wildwood | Florida | United States

On Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 beginning at 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Baker House in Wildwood, Florida, come and take a step back in time and tour this home built in circa 1890 decorated for Christmas. Tours are $10.00 per person and all proceeds benefit the restoration of the home.

Wreaths Across America at Shiloh Cemetery in Fruitland Park
Dec 16 @ 12:00 PM
Wreaths Across America at Shiloh Cemetery in Fruitland Park @ Shiloh Cemetery | Fruitland Park | Florida | United States

Saturday, December 16, 2017 is the 26th annual National Wreaths Across America Day. There will be a local remembrance ceremony held at Shiloh Cemetery in Fruitland Park, Florida starting at Noon in the center of the cemetery located on Shiloh Street.

The American Legion Family of John Gella Memorial Post 219 located on West Fountain Street in Fruitland Park is coordinating the ceremony, and extends an invitation to everyone to attend and to participate by placing wreaths on veterans’ graves.

The “Remember, Honor, Teach” mission of Wreaths Across America {Remember our fallen veterans – Honor those who serve – Teach our children the value of freedom} is carried out in part each year by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies to recognize our deceased veterans in December at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at national veterans’ cemeteries located in all 50 states and on foreign soil, and at over 1,200 participating locations all around the country! To learn more about this event, contact Diane at 352-360-0016, and to learn about other event locations and the Wreaths Across America organization, visit their website at www.wreathsacrossamerica.org!

Join in on this great event on December 16th at Shiloh Cemetery in Fruitland Park!

First Baptist Church of Lady Lake Christmas Concert
Dec 16 @ 7:00 PM
First Baptist Church of Lady Lake Christmas Concert @ First Baptist Church of Lady Lake | Lady Lake | Florida | United States

Join the First Baptist Church of Lady Lake in the Family Life Center (behind the church) for a free concert of joyful Christmas music on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 at 7 p.m. or Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 at 10 a.m.

Dec
17
Sun
The Villages Christmas Model Train Show
Dec 17 all-day
The Villages Christmas Model Train Show @ Colony Cottage Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

The Villages Railroad Historical Society presents their Christmas Train Show December 14-17 at the Colony Cottage Recreation Center 510 Colony Blvd, The Villages Fl. Scales represented:Standard, O,HO,N and Z. Over 8000 square feet of trains. Donations only. Free Parking. Raffle prizes. Hours: Dec 14-16(9:00AM-4:00PM, Dec 17(10:00AM-3:00PM)

Humanists Club Myths of the December Season
Dec 17 @ 9:50 AM – 11:30 AM
Humanists Club Myths of the December Season @ Canal Street Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

On Sunday, December 17th at 9:50 AM, Aixa Nuno will present, “Myths and Stories of the December Season”. She will tell us about the winter solstice, King Herod and the massacre of children, Saint Nicholas, virgin births, mistletoe and many other stories that we hear and speak about at this time of year. How much is true and how much is nothing more than a fairy tale?

Coffee and cake will be available before the meeting.

Baker House Christmas Tours
Dec 17 @ 10:00 AM
Baker House Christmas Tours @ Baker House  | Wildwood | Florida | United States

On Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 beginning at 10 a.m. at the Baker House in Wildwood, Florida, come and take a step back in time and tour this home built in circa 1890 decorated for Christmas. Tours are $10.00 per person and all proceeds benefit the restoration of the home.

First Baptist Church of Lady Lake Christmas Concert
Dec 17 @ 10:00 AM
First Baptist Church of Lady Lake Christmas Concert @ First Baptist Church of Lady Lake Christmas Concert | Lady Lake | Florida | United States

Join the First Baptist Church of Lady Lake in the Family Life Center (behind the church) for a free concert of joyful Christmas music on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 at 10 a.m.

A Blue Christmas
Dec 17 @ 3:00 PM
A Blue Christmas @ Community United Methodist Church | Fruitland Park | Florida | United States

As Christmas approaches, the whole world seems to be alive with anticipation. Yet, against this cheerful backdrop pf sparkling lights and festive music, there are many for whom this time is a tearful reminder of the harshness of life.

As so, we invite you to come to this sacred time to worship, acknowledge sorrow and embrace grief. Come and gather not to forget pain but to remember it with honesty, seeking beauty in brokenness, and reclaim God’s amazing grace.

Everyone is invited to come and participate.

Christmas Carol Sing-Along at UCC at The Villages
Dec 17 @ 3:00 PM
Christmas Carol Sing-Along at UCC at The Villages @ United Church of Christ at The Villages | Oxford | Florida | United States

Renew your Christmas spirit! Please join us at UCC at The Villages on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 at 3 p.m. at the United Church of Christ at The Villages for an afternoon of singing all of our old favorite Christmas songs. Renew your Christmas spirit and remember the stories of old in song. We are located at 12514 CR 101, Oxford, FL. Call 352-748-9199 for more information.

Hanukkah Community Candle Lighting
Dec 17 @ 3:00 PM

The Annual TriCounty Hanukkah Menorah Candle Lighting Ceremony will take place on Sunday, December 17 at 3 p.m. Rabbi Mel Glazer and the Temple Shalom Choir will lead the crowd in the retelling of the Hanukkah Story along with joyful singing and dancing on the square. Rain or Shine Event.

Dec
18
Mon
Girl Scout Alumnae SilverTrefoil Group Holiday Gathering
Dec 18 @ 11:00 AM
Girl Scout Alumnae SilverTrefoil Group Holiday Gathering @ Belle Glade Country Club | The Villages | Florida | United States

All Villages ladies are welcome to join us at our Holiday Gathering on Monday, December 18th. We will have lunch at Belle Glade Country Club at 11:00 am and then go to Mission Hills to sing holiday songs with the residents.

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.

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.

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.

For further information, please call RaeAnn Bethel (352-259-0406).

Canasta Hand and Foot for seniors
Dec 18 @ 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Canasta Hand and Foot for seniors @ Fruitland Park Library

On Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. at the Fruitland Park Library in the Meeting Room, join us for a game of Canasta Hand and Foot which is a card game played between two-to-six players in which one deck is needed per player. The dealer hands out each player two hands of 11 cards each.

Asian American Club Holiday Party – Cancelled
Dec 18 @ 5:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Asian American Club Holiday Party - Cancelled @ Bridgeport Recreation Center

Asian American Club Holiday Party will take place on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 at 5 p.m. at the Bridgeport Recreation Center. Its purpose is to widen the understanding between Asians in the Villages and its American counterparts. As such each meeting is set aside to provide an understanding of the cultures.  This month a Village band, the Ambassadors Dance Band will perform.

Space and food is limited, so please call ahead at 352-450-3111 and leave a message of your attendance. Cost to cover the food is $5 for members and $12 for non-members.

For more information call Bob Trask at 352-450-3111 or email rbtrask08@aol.com

Advanced Gin Rummy
Dec 18 @ 5:20 PM – 9:30 PM
Advanced Gin Rummy @ Colony Cottage Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

On Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 at 5:20 p.m. in the Colony Cottage Recreation Center, come play 5 games of Gin Rummy against 5 different opponents. Depending on the number of entrees, 4 – 10 players will advance to the 2 playoff rounds. This is a friendly group of advanced Gin Rummy players who have fun every Monday night, win or lose. We also have a tournament on Wednesday mornings beginning at 11:20 AM.

Please note: Due to the holidays, this will be the final Monday game of 2017. We will begin playing again at the EISENHOWER Recreation Center on Monday, January 8, 2018.

Dec
19
Tue
Knitting Club
Dec 19 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Knitting Club @ Fruitland Park Library

On Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Fruitland Park Library in the Meeting Room come learn to knit, practice knitting or help others learn. You are welcome no matter what your level of knitting is. Our group meets every week in our program room.

Demonstration of the RB Digital Magazine Database
Dec 19 @ 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Demonstration of the RB Digital Magazine Database @ The Villages Public Library at Pinellas Plaza

On Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 at The Villages Public Library at Pinellas Plaza in the Library Meeting Room 162 from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. there will be a demonstration of the RB Digital magazine database.  Topics will include how to find magazines, print out pages from a magazines and how to use the mobile app. Presenter will also demonstrate the classic audiobooks available on the RB Digital app.

Registration is required at:

http://sumterpubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=5761&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2017/12/13

Chess Club
Dec 19 @ 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Chess Club @ Fruitland Park Library

On Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. at the Fruitland Park Library in the Meeting Room, all are welcome to attend the Chess Club and participants can include all ages and levels of experience and those who wish to learn are also invited with no registration required to attend.

Pajama Rama at Pinellas Library
Dec 19 @ 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Pajama Rama at Pinellas Library @ The Villages Public Library at Pinellas Plaza

On Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 at The Villages Public Library at Pinellas Plaza in the Children’s Area from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., children ages 3 – 8 will enjoy a special pajama storytime. Children may wear their favorite PJ’s.

Registration is not required to attend.

Dec
20
Wed
It’s Story Time at Belvedere
Dec 20 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
It's Story Time at Belvedere @ The Villages Public Library at Belvedere

On Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 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 story times reinforce early literacy learning through singing, rhyming, talking, listening, reading, and activities that spur the child’s imagination.

Registration is not required to attend.

Gin Rummy Tournament
Dec 20 @ 11:20 AM – 3:30 PM
Gin Rummy Tournament @ Truman Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

On Wednesday, December 20, 2017 from 11:20 AM to 3:30 PM at the Truman Recreation Center, join players for the Gin Rummy Tournament. In this tournament you will play 5 games against 5 different players. Depending on the number of entrees, 4 to 10 players will advance to the 2 playoff games. Join a great group of friendly Gin Rummy players who have a great time every Wednesday, win or lose.

Bring lunch and watch a movie
Dec 20 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Bring lunch and watch a movie @ The Villages Public Library at Pinellas Plaza

On Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 at The Villages Public Library at Pinellas Plaza in Library Meeting Room 162 from noon – 2 p.m. bring your lunch and watch a movie called: The Book of Henry. With instructions from her genius son’s carefully crafted notebook, a single mother sets out to rescue a young girl from the hands of her abusive stepfather.

Registration is not required to attend.

Mahjong
Dec 20 @ 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Mahjong @ Fruitland Park Library

On Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 at the Fruitland Park Library from noon – 3 p.m. come and play Mahjong. Mahjong is a game of skill, strategy, and calculation and involves a degree of chance.

Book Discussion Group
Dec 20 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Book Discussion Group @ The Villages Public Library at Belvedere

Join a library staff member on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 from 2 – 3 p.m. at The Villages Public Library at Belvedere in the Meeting Room for an informative book discussion.

This month’s book is: The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abbi Waxman

“Not since Good Grief has a book about a young widow been so poignant, funny, original, and utterly believable. A compelling debut novel about loss. Give grief a chance. Lilian Girvan has been a single mother for three years–ever since her husband died in a car accident. One mental breakdown and some random suicidal thoughts later, she’s just starting to get the hang of this widow thing. She can now get her two girls to school, show up to work, and watch TV like a pro. The only problem is she’s becoming overwhelmed with being underwhelmed. At least her textbook illustrating job has some perks–like actually being called upon to draw whale genitalia. Oh, and there’s that vegetable-gardening class her boss signed her up for. Apparently being the chosen illustrator for a series of boutique vegetable guides means getting your hands dirty, literally. Wallowing around in compost on a Saturday morning can’t be much worse than wallowing around in pajamas and self-pity. After recruiting her kids and insanely supportive sister to join her, Lilian shows up at the Los Angeles Botanical Garden feeling out of her element. But what she’ll soon discover–with the help of a patient instructor and a quirky group of gardeners–is that into every life a little sun must shine, whether you want it to or not
“Young widow Lilian Girvan can’t see the garden for the weeds… It’s been three years since her husband was killed in a car accident and Lilian is still getting used to being sane–after that one early breakdown. She’s happy just being able to get her two girls to school every morning, keep her illustrating job, and catch up on her favorite TV shows with her sister. She’s not exactly in a rut; she’s just letting the grass grow under her feet. But then Lilian’s boss asks her to illustrate a vegetable encyclopedia and signs her up for a vegetable-gardening class. Lilian reluctantly agrees and recruits her kids and sister to join her for some drama-free Saturday mornings, because what could be more relaxing than gardening? Nothing…except that this class is filled with people who like to dig a little deeper than the surface, and an instructor who makes Lillian want to bloom for the first time in years. With her fellow newbie gardeners, Lilian learns what it takes to nurture plants–and friendships. Digging in the dirt, with worms and all, teaches Lilian that sometimes you have to let nature take its course, be it in gardening, in life, or in love..”– Provided by publisher.

Registration is not required to attend.

Christmas Craft
Dec 20 @ 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Christmas Craft @ Fruitland Park Library

On Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Fruitland Park Library in the Meeting Room, kids and teens can come in and work on a Christmas gift for parents. Please call Janira King at the library at 352-360-6561 for more details on the craft.

This is for age groups tweens (8 – 12) and teens (13 – 18).

Kids Coloring Club at Belvedere
Dec 20 @ 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Kids Coloring Club at Belvedere @ The Villages Public Library at Belvedere

On Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. at The Villages Public Library at Belvedere in the Meeting Room, kid’s develop their creative side while enjoying music. Supplies provided by the library for ages 8 and up.

Registration is not required to attend.

Dec
21
Thu
It’s Story Time at Pinellas Library
Dec 21 @ 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
It's Story Time at Pinellas Library @ The Villages Public Library at Pinellas Plaza

On Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. It’s Story Time at The Villages Public Library at Pinellas Plaza in the Children’s Area, children 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.

Registration is not required to attend.

Bring lunch and watch a movie
Dec 21 @ 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Bring lunch and watch a movie @ The Villages Public Library at Belvedere

On Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 at The Villages Public Library at Belvedere in the Meeting Room from noon – 2 p.m. bring your lunch and watch a movie called: The Book of Henry. With instructions from her genius son’s carefully crafted notebook, a single mother sets out to rescue a young girl from the hands of her abusive stepfather.
Registration is not required to attend.

Lego Club
Dec 21 @ 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Lego Club @ Fruitland Park Library

On Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 from 3 – 4 p.m. at the Fruitland Park Library come join the Lego Club where you can use your imagination to make some interesting and fun things.

This is a family event for ages: Early Elementary (5-7), Teens (13-18), Tweens (8-12)

Crafternoon
Dec 21 @ 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM
Crafternoon @ The Villages Public Library at Pinellas Plaza

On Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 from 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. at The Villages Public Library at Pinellas Plaza in the Children’s area, kids will make pony bead ornaments. This is for children ages K – 5th grade.

Registration is not required to attend.

Dec
22
Fri
Dominoes for Seniors
Dec 22 @ 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Dominoes for Seniors @ Fruitland Park Library

On Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. at The Fruitland Park Library in the Meeting Room, come and join Dominoes for Seniors and meet some new friends.

Dec
24
Sun
Christmas Eve Services at Community United Methodist Church
Dec 24 @ 5:00 PM
Christmas Eve Services at Community United Methodist Church @ Community United Methodist Church | Fruitland Park | Florida | United States

Come and Celebrate Christmas at Community United Methodist Church with Christmas Eve Services on Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. / 5 p.m. / 7 p.m. / 9 p.m.

Dec
27
Wed
Travel Planning
Dec 27 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Travel Planning @ The Villages Public Library at Pinellas Plaza

On Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017 from 11 a.m. – noon at The Villages Public Library at Pinellas Plaza in the Library Meeting Room 162, come to Travel Planning where you can find the websites that will make your next trip easier to plan.

Registration is required at:

http://sumterpubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=5760&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2017/12/01

Gin Rummy Tournament
Dec 27 @ 11:20 AM – 3:00 PM
Gin Rummy Tournament @ Truman Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

On Wednesday, December 27, 2017 from 11:20 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Truman Recreation Center, join players for the Gin Rummy Tournament. In this tournament style Gin Rummy, you will play 5 games against 5 different players. Depending on the number of entrees, 4 to 10 players will advance to the 2 playoff rounds. Join a great group of friendly Gin Rummy players who have a fun time every Wednesday, win or lose.

We also will have the same type of tournament every Monday night beginning January 8, 2018 at 5:20 to 9 p.m. at the Eisenhower Recreation Center

Coloring Club for Adults at Pinellas Library
Dec 27 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Coloring Club for Adults at Pinellas Library @ The Villages Public Library at Pinellas Plaza

On Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017 from 2 – 3 p.m. at The Villages Public Library at Pinellas Plaza, the Coloring Club for Adults will take place where you can explore your creativity and meet new friends.

Registration required. Please register at:
http://sumterpubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=4743&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2017/12/01

 

Wacky Wednesdays
Dec 27 @ 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Wacky Wednesdays @ Fruitland Park Library

On Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. at Fruitland Park Library in the Meeting Room, kids and teens ages 8 and up can come and create, invent, put together or take apart something different every month. Just use your imagination and have fun.

Dec
28
Thu
It’s Story Time
Dec 28 @ 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
It's Story Time @ The Villages Public Library at Pinellas Plaza

On Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. It’s Story Time at The Villages Public Library at Pinellas Plaza in the Children’s Area, children 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.

Registration is not required to attend.

Dec
29
Fri
Dominoes for Seniors
Dec 29 @ 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Dominoes for Seniors @ Fruitland Park Library

On Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. at The Fruitland Park Library in the Meeting Room, come and join Dominoes for Seniors and meet some new friends.

Village Voices Toastmasters Club
Dec 29 @ 3:30 PM
Village Voices Toastmasters Club @ Villages Public Library at Pinellas Plaza | Wildwood | Florida | United States

The Village Voices Toastmasters Club meets on Fridays at 3:30 p.m. at the Villages Public Library (gold dome building) on Powell Road, next to the Pinellas Plaza shopping center, in room 102.
The club is open to everyone (including non-residents of The Villages) and has a mix of ages and gender, including many retired seniors. We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in helping you develop communication and leadership skills and enjoy greater self-confidence and personal growth.
Join us and see how easy it is, and how much fun. Visit our website at: www.5136978.toastmastersclubs.org for more information about Toastmasters and our club.

Dec
30
Sat
Baker House Christmas Tours
Dec 30 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Baker House Christmas Tours @ Baker House | Wildwood | Florida | United States

On Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017 beginning at 10 a.m. at the Baker House in Wildwood, Florida, come and take a step back in time and tour this home built in circa 1890 decorated for Christmas. Tours are $10.00 per person and all proceeds benefit the restoration of the home.

Jan
2
Tue
Book Discussion Group
Jan 2 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Book Discussion Group @ The Villages Public Library at Pinellas Plaza

On Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018 at The Villages Public Library at Pinellas Plaza from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. in the Library Meeting Room 162, join a library staff member for an informative book discussion on this month’s selection: Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf.

Addie Moore and Louis Waters, a widow and widower each living alone, forge a loving bond over their shared loneliness, provoking local gossip and the disapproval of their grown children in ways that are further complicated by an extended visit by a sad young grandchild.

New members welcome and registration is not required to attend.

Jan
3
Wed
It’s Story Time
Jan 3 @ 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
It's Story Time @ The Villages Public Library at Belvedere

On Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 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 story times reinforce early literacy learning through singing, rhyming, talking, listening, reading, and activities that spur the child’s imagination.

Registration is not required to attend.

Reading with Farmer Minor at Lady Lake Public Library
Jan 3 @ 10:30 AM
Reading with Farmer Minor at Lady Lake Public Library @ Lady Lake Public Library | Lady Lake | Florida | United States

On Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 at 10:30 a.m., come to the Lady Lake Public Library at 225 W. Guava Street in Lady Lake, FL 32159 and pig out on Reading with Farmer Minor. Join Farmer Minor and Daisy, the worlds most famous pig and her friends the pugs for a family friendly storytime.  Farmer Minor has traveled all the way from Connecticut to bring his love of early literacy to our library.

For additional information, call us at 352-753-2957.

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

On Wednesday, January 3, 2018 from 11:20 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Truman Recreation Center, join us for the Gin Rummy Tournament. You will play 5 games against 5 different Gin Rummy players. Depending on the number of entrees, 4 to 10 players will advance to the 2 playoff rounds. This is a very friendly group of Gin Rummy players who have a wonderful time every Wednesday, win or lose.

We also have a tournament every Monday starting at 5:20 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Eisenhower Recreation Center.

Friends of the Israel Defense Force lecture at Temple Shalom
Jan 3 @ 7:00 PM
Friends of the Israel Defense Force lecture at Temple Shalom @ Temple Shalom of Central Florida | Oxford | Florida | United States

The Temple Shalom Israel Solidarity Committee presents Dina Benari, Regional Director of Friends of the Israel Defense Force (FIDF) on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 at 7 p.m. to discuss the educational, social, cultural and recreational programs to support the well being of IDF soldiers.

There is an opportunity for questions and discussion on how FIDF invests in the future of next generation leaders and promotes a better Israeli Society.

The program is free and open to the public. Temple Shalom of Central Florida is located at 13563 Route 101 in Oxford, FL. Golf Cart Accessible to The Villages. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Call 352-748-1800 with questions.

The Villages Prostate Cancer Support and Education Group
Jan 3 @ 7:00 PM
The Villages Prostate Cancer Support and Education Group @ Laurel Manor Recreation Center

On Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, The Villages Prostate Cancer Support and Education Group will meet at 7 p.m. at the Laurel Manor Recreation Center, Dr. Norman Anderson will be our guest speaker, he is the CEO of the Robert Boissoneault Oncology Institute and has been a licensed and practicing Radiation Oncologist since 1985.

Jan
4
Thu
Computer Class on Internet Search Tools
Jan 4 @ 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Computer Class on Internet Search Tools @ The Villages Public Library at Belvedere

On Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. – noon at The Villages Public Library at Belvedere in the Computer area, learn how to effectively search the web using directories and search engines. You must have Basic Computing 101 or familiarity with the computer mouse and the ability to enter text.

Registration is required at:

http://sumterpubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=5332&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2018/01/01

It’s Story Time
Jan 4 @ 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
It's Story Time @ The Villages Public Library at Pinellas Plaza

On Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. It’s Story Time at The Villages Public Library at Pinellas Plaza in the Children’s Area, children 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.

Registration is not required to attend.

Incredible Wearables
Jan 4 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Incredible Wearables @ The Villages Public Library at Pinellas Plaza

On Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 from 2 – 3 p.m. at The Villages Public Library at Pinellas Plaza in the Library Meeting Room 162, youth will use the engineering design process to build a prototype wearable technology that will gather data to help solve a real world problem.  Ages Grade 4 and up.

This program is presented by UF/IFAS Extension 4-H Youth Development 4-H Agent. The Florida 4-H Youth Development Program uses a learn-by-doing approach and caring adults to help youth gain the knowledge and life skills they need to be productive, responsible citizens
Registration is required at:
http://sumterpubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=5875&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2018/01/01

New Covenant United Methodist Church presents Amahl and The Night Visitors
Jan 4 @ 7:00 PM
New Covenant United Methodist Church presents Amahl and The Night Visitors @ New Covenant United Methodist Church | The Villages | Florida | United States

On Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 at the New Covenant United Methodist Church, a family friendly performance of this one act musical first performed on December 24, 1951 on live television as the debut production of the Hallmark Hall of Fame.
The story, as told through song, is set outside of Bethlehem shortly after the birth of the Christ Child. Three Kings, traveling to see the newborn King, seek lodging from a poor widow and her crippled son, Amahl. Watch in wonder as this poor widow and her son open their humble home to these weary travelers and receive a Christmas miracle.

Sandra Lopez is featured as the Mother in this 45 minute presentation. Tickets are $10, 15, or $20 per person.

Jan
5
Fri
Village Voices Toastmasters Club
Jan 5 @ 3:30 PM
Village Voices Toastmasters Club @ Villages Public Library at Pinellas Plaza | Wildwood | Florida | United States

The Village Voices Toastmasters Club meets on Fridays at 3:30 p.m. at the Villages Public Library (gold dome building) on Powell Road, next to the Pinellas Plaza shopping center, in room 102.
The club is open to everyone (including non-residents of The Villages) and has a mix of ages and gender, including many retired seniors. We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in helping you develop communication and leadership skills and enjoy greater self-confidence and personal growth.
Join us and see how easy it is, and how much fun. Visit our website at: www.5136978.toastmastersclubs.org for more information about Toastmasters and our club.

New Covenant United Methodist Church presents Amahl and The Night Visitors
Jan 5 @ 7:00 PM
New Covenant United Methodist Church presents Amahl and The Night Visitors @ New Covenant United Methodist Church | The Villages | Florida | United States

On Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 at 7 p.m. at New Covenant United Methodist Church, a family friendly performance of this one act musical first performed on December 24, 1951 on live television as the debut production of the Hallmark Hall of Fame.
The story, as told through song, is set outside of Bethlehem shortly after the birth of the Christ Child. Three Kings, traveling to see the newborn King, seek lodging from a poor widow and her crippled son, Amahl. Watch in wonder as this poor widow and her son open their humble home to these weary travelers and receive a Christmas miracle.

Sandra Lopez is featured as the Mother in this 45 minute presentation. Tickets are $10, $15 or $20 per person.

Jan
6
Sat
Kentucky Konnection Club Great Chili Cookoff
Jan 6 @ 6:00 PM
Kentucky Konnection Club Great Chili Cookoff @ Laurel Manor Recreational Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

The Kentucky Konnection Club is holding its annual Great Chili Cook-off on January 6, 2018 at 6 p.m. at the Laurel Manor Recreational Center. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Any Villager with a connection to Kentucky is invited. Entertainment will be a Bluegrass Band. Bring chili, salad, cornbread or dessert. Guests are $5 per person. As usual BYOB.

Jan
7
Sun
Humanist Club Meeting
Jan 7 @ 9:50 AM – 11:30 AM
Humanist Club Meeting @ Canal Street Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

On Sunday, January 7th, at the Canal Street Recreation Center from 9:50 AM to 11:30 AM, Howard Marsh will present, “The Meaning Of Life”. Howard, who has written 3 sci-fi novels and has worked for the Department Of Defense and lived in many countries during his career, has been looking for the answer to why we are here. Has he found it?

Join us for an interesting morning where curious people look for answers. Of course, coffee, cookies and cake are available prior to the meeting.

Local Groups to Host Brown Bag Film and Discussion
Jan 7 @ 1:30 PM
Local Groups to Host Brown Bag Film and Discussion @ Tri-County Unitarian Universalists Church | Summerfield | Florida | United States

The public is invited to this free showing of “Scarred Lands & Wounded Lives: The Environmental Footprint of War” on Sunday, Jan. 7, at 1:30 p.m. Bring your brown bag lunch. Filmmakers Alice and Lincoln Day argue that “natural” security (the protection and preservation of ecosystems) is an essential component of any realistic approach to “national” security. The film will be introduced by World Beyond Wars representative Al Mytty, who is forming a chapter of that group in The Villages. Also on display will be post-war Nagasaki photographs from the personal collection of Tri-UU member George Green, who was stationed in Nagasaki shortly after the nuclear attack in 1945. Cohosted by Tri-UU Social Justice Team.

Jan
8
Mon
Loud Clear and Free
Jan 8 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Loud Clear and Free @ The Villages Public Library at Belvedere

On Monday, Jan. 08, 2018 from 10 a.m. – noon at The Villages Public Library at Belvedere  in the Meeting Room, the non-profit Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. will be available to give Florida residents with a mild to severe hearing loss, a free cordless or corded amplified telephone. For more information, contact the Deaf and Hearing Services in Leesburg, FL at 352-323-0757 (V).

Canasta Hand and Foot
Jan 8 @ 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Canasta Hand and Foot @ Fruitland Park Library

On Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 from 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. at the Fruitland Park Library in the Meeting Room, join us for a game of Canasta Hand and Foot which is a card game played between two-to-six players in which one deck is needed per player. The dealer hands out each player two hands of 11 cards each.

Advanced Gin Rummy
Jan 8 @ 5:20 PM – 9:30 PM
Advanced Gin Rummy @ Eisenhower Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

On Monday, January 8, 2018 at 5:20 in the Admiral King room of the Eisenhower Recreation Center, come play 5 games against 5 different opponents. Depending on the number of entrees, 4 to 10 players will advance to the 2 playoff rounds. This is a friendly group of advanced Gin Rummy players who have fun every Monday night, win or lose.

Central Florida Modern Quilt Guild Meeting
Jan 8 @ 6:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Central Florida Modern Quilt Guild Meeting @ North Lake Presbyterian Church | Lady Lake | Florida | United States

Members of the Central Florida Modern Quilt Guild will meet on Monday, January 8 for the first monthly meeting of the year.

Asking the question “Is This Modern?” we’ll provide answers by looking at members’ quilts and our 2017 challenge quilts to identify and discuss elements and aesthetics of modern quilts. New and seasoned quilters interested in modern quiltmaking are welcome!
For more information about our chapter, visit: www.CentralFloridaMQG.blogspot.com, or email CentralFloridaMQG@gmail.com.

Jan
9
Tue
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Concert Fundraiser
Jan 9 @ 7:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Concert Fundraiser @ Laurel Manor Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Concert fundraiser will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 at 7 p.m. at the Laurel Manor Recreation Center and is hosted by The Jazz Lovers’ Club of The Villages and it’s charity, The Bob Washington Jazz Scholarship. It has awarded over $15,000 yearly to high school seniors, college freshmen and sophomores. Call Walter Griffith for tickets at 352-750-1142. Tickets are $35. per person and you must have Villages ID or guest pass to attend.

Jan
10
Wed
Computer Class on Internet Search tools
Jan 10 @ 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Computer Class on Internet Search tools @ The Villages Public Library at Pinellas Plaza

On Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. – noon at The Villages Public Library at Pinellas Plaza in the Computer area, learn how to effectively search the web using directories and search engines. You must have Basic Computing 101 or familiarity with the computer mouse and the ability to enter text.

Registration is required to attend at:

http://sumterpubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=5329&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2018/01/01

It’s Story Time
Jan 10 @ 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
It's Story Time @ The Villages Public Library at Belvedere

On Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 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 story times reinforce early literacy learning through singing, rhyming, talking, listening, reading, and activities that spur the child’s imagination.

Registration is not required to attend.

Gin Rummy Tournament
Jan 10 @ 11:20 AM – 3:00 PM
Gin Rummy Tournament @ Truman Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

On Wednesday, January 10, 2018 from 11:20 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Truman Recreation Center, join us for the Gin Rummy Tournament. You will play 5 games against 5 different Gin Rummy players. Depending on the number of entrees, 4 – 10 players will advance to the 2 playoff rounds. This is a very friendly group of Gin Rummy players who have a wonderful time every Wednesday, win or lose.

We also have a tournament every Monday from 5:20 to 9 p.m. at the Eisenhower Recreation Center.

Villages Environmental Discussions Group monthly meeting
Jan 10 @ 12:45 PM – 2:45 PM
Villages Environmental Discussions Group monthly meeting @ The Villages Public Library at Belvedere

Villages Environmental Discussions Group will host a program on Jan. 10, 2018 from 12:45 to 2:45 p.m. at The Villages Public Library at Belvedere in the community room.

Speakers will include: Mike Archer, citizen describing project to reduce use of plastic shopping bags. Jessica Gentry, Owner of Bountiful Farms, Okahumpka, will discuss her chemical-free farm and its produce. Panel of Soil & Water Conservation District members from Lake, Marion, and Sumter Counties. Program is open to everyone.

Please R.S.V.P. to resourcewisdom@gmail.com.

Crafternoon at Belvedere
Jan 10 @ 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Crafternoon at Belvedere @ The Villages Public Library at Belvedere

On Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 at The Villages Public Library at Belvedere in the Meeting Room, Crafternoon will take place for kids who will get to use their creativity and art skills to make oranges out of construction paper, glue, and yarn. Folding paper helps kids develop their fine motor skills.

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

On Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 at from 10 – 11 a.m. the Coloring Club for Adults will take place at The Villages Public Library at Belvedere where you can explore your creativity and meet new friends at the Coloring Book Club for Adults.

Registration required. Please register at:

http://sumterpubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=4734&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2018/01/06

Republican Women monthly meeting
Jan 11 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Republican Women monthly meeting @ Bacall Recreation Center | The Villages | Florida | United States

The Republican Federated Women of The Villages meets 10 a.m. Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Bacall Recreation Center on Canal Street. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. for refreshments and socializing.
Newly elected officers will be installed followed by a discussion on how to support President Trump’s agenda in 2018. Republicans in The Villages are invited to attend. We welcome new members. Stop by our Fundraising Table and check out our beautiful patriotic items.
For information contact Marina Woolcock at web@rfwtv.org or visit our website www.rfwtv.org