The January 2019 general meeting of GFWC Four Corners Junior Woman’s Club is scheduled for Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Tradewinds Restaurant at Bahama Bay Resort, 400 Gran Bahama Boulevard, just off Florence Villa Grove Road near US 27 in Davenport. Buffet lunch is served at 11:30am (reservations are necessary); the general meeting begins at Noon. Guests are welcome at all general meetings.
The meeting theme will be “Service to the Community”. Our special guest will be Joy Post, GFWC Florida District 9 Junior Director. Ms. Post will serve as judge for the Club’s annual art competition.
The December holiday luncheon was held at Luigi’s in Auburndale. Members baked cookies and delivered them to first responders. In November, Club Members collected toiletries which were delivered to the Veterans Center in Lakeland. In October, the quarterly dining event at Buffalo Wild Wings (Kissimmee) earned the Club’s charities $213.98. There is an ongoing shoe collection for Soles4Souls which creates sustainable jobs and provides relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world. The Club also collects clipped coupons for the Coups for Troops non-profit. There is an ongoing collection for The Green Bag Project that provides weekend food to students.
The Club continues planning for its 10th Annual Charity Fashion Show, Luncheon, and Expo to be held at Lake Eva Event Center in Haines City on Friday, February 1, 2019. Sponsors are The UPS Store at ChampionsGate Village Shopping Center (Store #4098), Small World Tours and Cruises, Inc., and Jarrett-Gordon Ford Winter Haven. Expo vendors include SS Jewelry, Arbonne International, Ashley’s Sea of Treasures, and Candice Hackett. Auction and raffle donations have been received from Panera Bread, Miller’s Ale House ChampionsGate, Nothing Fancy Café, Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF, Ozzie’s, ABC Liquor, Bob Evans, Jarret Gordon Ford Davenport, and Wawa & the Wawa Foundation. Tickets are $35.00 (includes lunch). For tickets, please email email@example.com.
For additional information concerning the organization, or the Fashion Show, please visit the website, www.GFWCFourCorners.org, or email the club at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends of the Haines City Public Library, Inc. is sponsoring a book sale at the Haines City Public Library on Thursday, January 17 from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. Books are one dollar per bag.
The library is located at 111 N 6th Street, Haines City, FL 33844, 863-421-3633.
Florida Humanities Council Speaker Series – Featuring Cypress Gardens: America’s Tropical Wonderland by Lu Vickers, Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 6 PM.
Lu Vickers’ talk on Cypress Gardens will feature a slide show of vintage photographs from the Garden’s archives that will take the audience on a journey through Cypress Garden’s history from the 1930s to 2009 when it was sold to Legoland. Vickers will discuss the creation of the world famous waterski show, the Gardens, and the iconic Southern Belles, and will explain how Dick Pope, Cypress Garden’s flamboyant owner, became known as the “Man who Invented Florida.” Light refreshments included. Free to the public. Please RSVP.
Lake Wales Museum | 325 S Scenic Highway, Lake Wales, FL 33853 863.676.1759| www.lakewalesfl.gov
Clermont is about to get even greener. The City of Clermont will give out a thousand free Slash pine tree seedlings with instructions on how to care for them in honor of Florida’s Arbor Day.
The annual event will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Lake Hiawatha Preserve’s East Pavilion, 420 Lake Minneola Shores/County Road 561. The giveaway starts at 8 a.m. and will last until all trees are gone.
“We’re glad to provide these trees and we hope that the public will take advantage of this great giveaway,” City Manager Darren Gray said. “The City of Clermont continues to be a role model for environmental consciousness and to seek ways to enhance our green community.”
The City of Clermont’s Public Works Department provides the seedlings, and its Parks and Recreation Department also assists with the event.
The annual giveaway is one of many reasons that the City of Clermont has been nationally recognized as a Tree City USA community of 19 years; the city also earned a Growth Award from the Arbor Day Foundation because of the city’s commitment to expanding public trees.
Questions? Call Sandra or Emily at 352-394-3500.
Saturday, January 19, 2019, 2 p.m. – Free and open to the public.
TheatreWorks Florida and the military veterans of Vet Voices proudly invite you to a FREE public presentation of inspirational theatrical work created entirely by the vets themselves during their second 10-week session of workshops. Come share stories of the men and women who protect our country every day in an impromptu studio setting. Support… Connect… Engage.
TheatreWorks Florida Studio, 8 W. Palmetto St., Davenport, FL 33837.
Please support the incredible veterans of Vet Voices as they share their military experiences in an eye-opening theatrical forum. This event is open to the Public and we encourage families to attend.
Questions to Mark Graham: email@example.com or 203.952.8760.
January 2019 Sunday Breakfasts set! Open to the public for a donation of $6.00/plate, you get pancakes, eggs, sausage, potatoes, toast, coffee and juice. Breakfast is available January 6 and January 20, 2019, from 9AM-11AM at the Legion on 307 American Legion Road, Mascotte. To RSVP or for more information, call DON at 352-874-2623.
We also invite all Military members, past and present, to our regular monthly meetings the second Monday of every month at 6:00 PM; next meeting is January 14, 2019. The Post is also looking for a Commander to lead the Sons of the American Legion and a President for the American Legion Auxiliary, contact Don Grieb, 352-874-2623.
Do you love to sing? Join us! Sisters of Sound is Clermont’s internationally ranked a cappella chorus, open to all women ages 7 and up. No audition necessary!
Open rehearsals will be January 22, 2019, from 6:30-9:00 p.m. at Community Foundation of South Lake, 2150 Oakley Seaver Drive, Clermont, FL 34711. For information contact Lindsay Fontana at 407-808-6081.
GFWC Four Corners Junior Woman’s Club 2019 Charity Fashion Show, Expo, and Luncheon, “Florida Living, Florida Giving,” is scheduled for Friday, February 1, 2019 at Lake Eva Event Center, 799 Johns Avenue, Haines City, FL 33844. The event is sponsored at the by The UPS Store at ChampionsGate Village Shopping Center (Store #4098), Small World Tours & Cruises, Inc., and Jarrett-Gordon Ford Winter Haven.
Catering will be provided by Carrabba’s Italian Grill in Kissimmee (Formosa Gardens). Fashions are courtesy of Chico’s in Lakeland. There will be a silent auction and gift basket raffle. The expo features businesses with goods and services of interest to women. Doors open at 10:30AM for the expo; seating begins at 11:15AM. Tickets are $35.00 (including lunch). For tickets, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The main beneficiary of the function will be the Florida GFWC initiative, Book Heroes. The focus of Book Heroes is to improve literacy skills by donating books to children who might not otherwise have them in their homes. The event will also raise funds for scholarships through the Polk Education Foundation and Education Foundation of Osceola County, as well as other charitable organizations. The beneficiaries for 2017-2018 included Heather’s Hope, The Green Bag Project, The WAY Center, Relay for Life, Lighthouse Ministries, The Humane Society of Polk County, Polk Sheriff’s Charities, Inc., the East Coast Migrant Head Start Program (La Familia Center), and Hacienda’s Girls’ Ranch.
The following businesses will be represented at the Expo: SS Jewelry, Arbonne International, and Ashley’s Sea of Treasures.
To date, the following donors have provided prizes: Panera Bread, Miller’s Ale House, Nothing Fancy Café, Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF, Ozzie’s, ABC Liquor, Bob Evans, and Wawa & the Wawa Foundation.
For directions or additional information concerning the organization or fashion show, please email the club at email@example.com, or visit the website www.GFWCFourCorners.org
Kids soon will have a chance to jump around with their local heroes. The Clermont Police Department will be hosting the 5th annual Lights and Ladders community event on Friday, February 1 from 5-9 p.m. at Sky Zone Trampoline Park located at 2510 S. U.S. Highway 27. The Clermont Police Department will be working in conjunction with Sky Zone and the Clermont Fire Department, who are also supporting this worthwhile event.
This year, Sky Zone will host 30-minute free jump sessions throughout the night for children ranging in age from 5-15. “That includes regular jumping and dodgeball, and of course the kids get to jump and play dodgeball with the police officers during this time,” Sky Zone General Manager Corey Russell said. “With our new renovations, children will get to participate in a Ninja Warrior Course, a Foam Pit and Rock Wall.”
Admission is free! The public is encouraged to bring a $1 donation to help support the Wounded Officers Initiative. The net proceeds generated from the event will also go to support this charity. In addition, you can show your support by bringing a non-perishable food item for the food pantry at the Family Christian Center.
There will be thousands of free food samples handed out from a variety of local restaurants from 6-8 p.m. Free activities for the event will include Sky Zone jumping, interaction with the Clermont Police and Fire departments (in Sky Zone and at Static Vehicle Displays), bounce houses, obstacle courses, games, slides and more. This event is appropriate for all ages.
The Friends of Lake Louisa State Park, Inc., a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization that supports Lake Louisa State Park, is holding their 4th annual Poochapalooza event on Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 9:00am – 1:00pm at Lake Louisa State Park. The purpose of Poochapalooza is to celebrate our canine friends and encourage community members to visit Lake Louisa State Park and explore all the park has to offer them and their canine companions. Visitors to Poochapalooza will have the opportunity to visit our vendors and exhibitors, purchase refreshments, and take their dog on a short hike through one of the trails of the park, where along the way they will be able to participate in a variety of simple and fun activities for dogs of all abilities.
Poochapalooza is to be a day filled with fun, food, and education. We are inviting dog affiliated or friendly businesses and services to participate in Poochapalooza, promoting and/or selling their goods and services. For more information about the Friends of Lake Louisa State Park, Inc. please ‘like’ the Friends of Lake Louisa on Facebook and visit www.llsp.org. Poochapalooza event information and updates will be posted on both sites.