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Mar
30
Sat
Antique Appraisal Event
Mar 30 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

On Saturday, March 30th, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., the Clermont Garden Club will be holding an event for you to obtain appraisals of your antiques and collectibles as well as to try to sell any small antiques or collectibles that you may wish to bring that day. Appraisals will be provided verbally for $5 per item (no large items, furniture, coins or weapons). Items to be sold will be consigned to Clermont Garden Club for the day and CGC will retain a commission of 30% if the item is sold. For questions regarding the Antique Appraisal and Sale at the Clermont Garden Club, please email Marilyn Paone (m.paone@icloud.com).

Nature Fest
Mar 30 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Friends of Lake Louisa State Park presents 2019 Nature Fest on Saturday, March 30th, from 9am-2pm at Lake Louisa State Park, 7305 US 27, Clermont, FL.
This event is free with park admission which is $5 per vehicle (up to 8 people).
Nature Fest is a family friendly event on the beach of Lake Louisa. There will be live music, live animals, guided hikes, tram tours, kayaking, food trucks, vendors, exhibitors, and hands on activities for all ages. All of this on the beach of Lake Louisa under the beautiful oak trees. There are bathrooms for your comfort and a playground to let your kids/grandchildren play while you relax and listen to live music.

Haines City Community Theater Presents “Later Life”
Mar 30 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Haines City Community Theater will be presenting Later Life by A. R. Gurney, a romantic comedy on Saturday evenings at 7:30 and Sunday afternoons at 2:30 March 23, 24, 30, 31 and April 6 and 7. The story revolves around Austin and Ruth who have the opportunity to rekindle a past romance when they meet at a party many years later. The other guests constantly interrupt their attempt at reconnecting. Come see the cast of quirky characters and find out if Austin and Ruth find a way back to one another. The show is directed by Sally O’Quinn. Tickets are $18 and can be reserved by calling the box office at 862-421-1893.

Mar
31
Sun
Turtle Day at Trout Lake
Mar 31 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Trout Lake Nature Center (TLNC) is celebrating its annual Turtle Day on Sunday, March 31 from 1-3 PM. It will feature turtle educational activities and experts, visiting turtles and TLNC’s own live (rescued) turtles. TLNC is home to several species of turtles, which are active at this time of year. Wild turtles are likely to be observed in the wetlands or laying eggs along some of the trails.
The event is an opportunity for all ages to learn about Florida’s turtles and their importance to healthy ecosystems. Learn why turtles are crossing the road and how you can help. It will be held at Trout Lake Nature Center, 520 E. CR 44 in Eustis. There is no charge for admission but donations will help to feed our turtles. Refreshments will be available for donation.
At the event will be:
George Heinrich, The Big Turtle Year, George just completed his “Big Turtle Year” where he visited numerous sites accompanied by researchers in an effort to see as many species as possible during a single year. His special presentation will be from 1:30 – 2:30.
Linda Gomez, Grassy Lakes Elementary School teacher and turtle lover. Gomez opened her home to turtles needing a new home. Exotic and pet turtles often need to be rehomed, but when these turtles are older and larger finding a good home can be difficult. As a teacher, Gomez has inspired her students to learn about turtles, their habitats, importance and the challenges they face. Her students will be participating in Turtle Day.
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission’s wildlife trailer will be onsite as well and they will be available to answer turtle and other wildlife questions.

Haines City Community Theater Presents “Later Life”
Mar 31 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Haines City Community Theater will be presenting Later Life by A. R. Gurney, a romantic comedy on Saturday evenings at 7:30 and Sunday afternoons at 2:30 March 23, 24, 30, 31 and April 6 and 7. The story revolves around Austin and Ruth who have the opportunity to rekindle a past romance when they meet at a party many years later. The other guests constantly interrupt their attempt at reconnecting. Come see the cast of quirky characters and find out if Austin and Ruth find a way back to one another. The show is directed by Sally O’Quinn. Tickets are $18 and can be reserved by calling the box office at 862-421-1893.

Apr
1
Mon
Choral Caberet Performance
Apr 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Montverde Academy brings Broadway favorites to the stage in a new and enjoyable way during the Fourth Annual Choral Cabaret. Talented students will delight the audience in this unique, interactive performance that will take place on stage in the Sandra Stephens Theatre on April 1–3 at 7:00 p.m.
The theme for the 2019 Choral Cabaret is “Broadway: Before and After.” For this unique show, the audience sits at café tables on stage enjoying desserts and beverages while students perform around the guests, theatre in the round style. The music is all Broadway, ranging from very early shows like “Show Boat” to modern spectacles including “Hamilton.”
Act One “Before” delivers authentic renditions of songs from “Phantom of the Opera,” “Hairspray,” “Guys and Dolls,” “Les Miserables,” “Annie,” and more. Act Two “After,” takes the same shows and lovingly twists them into hilarious parodies, similar to the off-Broadway sensation, “Forbidden Broadway.” For example audiences will hear three famous Disney show tunes, transformed in good-natured parodies, from “Part of Your World,” to “The Belittled Mermaid;” “Beauty and the Beast,” to “Beauty’s Been Decreased;” and finally, “Be Our Guest,” becomes “Be Depressed.”
Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased by emailing Aubrey.Connelly@Montverde.org. Seating is assigned and this show always sells out early.

Apr
2
Tue
Choral Cabaret Performance
Apr 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Montverde Academy brings Broadway favorites to the stage in a new and enjoyable way during the Fourth Annual Choral Cabaret. Talented students will delight the audience in this unique, interactive performance that will take place on stage in the Sandra Stephens Theatre on April 1–3 at 7:00 p.m.
The theme for the 2019 Choral Cabaret is “Broadway: Before and After.” For this unique show, the audience sits at café tables on stage enjoying desserts and beverages while students perform around the guests, theatre in the round style. The music is all Broadway, ranging from very early shows like “Show Boat” to modern spectacles including “Hamilton.”
Act One “Before” delivers authentic renditions of songs from “Phantom of the Opera,” “Hairspray,” “Guys and Dolls,” “Les Miserables,” “Annie,” and more. Act Two “After,” takes the same shows and lovingly twists them into hilarious parodies, similar to the off-Broadway sensation, “Forbidden Broadway.” For example audiences will hear three famous Disney show tunes, transformed in good-natured parodies, from “Part of Your World,” to “The Belittled Mermaid;” “Beauty and the Beast,” to “Beauty’s Been Decreased;” and finally, “Be Our Guest,” becomes “Be Depressed.”
Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased by emailing Aubrey.Connelly@Montverde.org. Seating is assigned and this show always sells out early.

Apr
3
Wed
Choral Cabaret Performance
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Montverde Academy brings Broadway favorites to the stage in a new and enjoyable way during the Fourth Annual Choral Cabaret. Talented students will delight the audience in this unique, interactive performance that will take place on stage in the Sandra Stephens Theatre on April 1–3 at 7:00 p.m.
The theme for the 2019 Choral Cabaret is “Broadway: Before and After.” For this unique show, the audience sits at café tables on stage enjoying desserts and beverages while students perform around the guests, theatre in the round style. The music is all Broadway, ranging from very early shows like “Show Boat” to modern spectacles including “Hamilton.”
Act One “Before” delivers authentic renditions of songs from “Phantom of the Opera,” “Hairspray,” “Guys and Dolls,” “Les Miserables,” “Annie,” and more. Act Two “After,” takes the same shows and lovingly twists them into hilarious parodies, similar to the off-Broadway sensation, “Forbidden Broadway.” For example audiences will hear three famous Disney show tunes, transformed in good-natured parodies, from “Part of Your World,” to “The Belittled Mermaid;” “Beauty and the Beast,” to “Beauty’s Been Decreased;” and finally, “Be Our Guest,” becomes “Be Depressed.”
Tickets are $15.00 and can be purchased by emailing Aubrey.Connelly@Montverde.org. Seating is assigned and this show always sells out early.

Apr
5
Fri
First Friday
Apr 5 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Clermont Downtown Partnership continues to host exciting new Downtown Clermont First Friday Food Truck events with the next one planned for Friday night, April 5 from 5:30 to 9 PM. With a live band, food trucks, special craft vendors for shopping, entertainment, a Bounce House, Kid’s Zone and a Rock Climbing Wall, there will be something for everyone! Plus, many of the downtown shops will remain open late.
The nationally respected Eric Von Band will be featured with a free concert in City Hall Park. Bring your sweaters, blankets and lawn chairs. Plenty of delicious food trucks and assorted popular vendors will be on the downtown Clermont streets. Many area Clermont Downtown Partnership stores will remain open late that evening until 9 PM. Confirmed food trucks include: Ritter’s Frozen Custard / Ice Cream, Monsta Lobsta, The Big Hot Box, SMAC, Jour de Crepes, Amish Pretzel, Something Cheesey, El Cubanito, German Grill, Apps, Taco Mazatlan, Union Jacks, Grumpy Bert’s BBQ, Willy T’s Crabshack, A Lo Cubano and Little Blue Donuts. This monthly event is sponsored by the Clermont Downtown Partnership and the City of Clermont.
Based in both Orlando and Nashville, Eric Von has opened concert performances for Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Jake Owen, Aaron Tippin, Casey James, and John Anderson. Von plays regularly at Jimmy /buffet’s Margaritaville at Universal City Walk and numerous Nashville’s Broadway locations.
First Friday events, Harvest Festival and the annual Downtown Clermont Art Festival are free to the public and are always very family oriented.
For more information about the Clermont Downtown Partnership and this event, contact Sandy Farnsworth at: Sandy@ClermontDowntownPartnership.com or: 352-617-8788. Visit: www.ClermontDowntownPartnership.com. For more information on the Eric Von Band, visit: http://ericvonmusic.com/.

Apr
6
Sat
Educational Program at Garden Club
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

On Saturday, April 6th, Chickie Broman, floral designer extraordinaire, will be demonstrating her technique of “Leaf Manipulation”. This free event will be held at the Clermont Garden Club, located at 849 West Avenue near downtown Clermont, and begins at 10:00 a.m. It is open to members of the public who are interested in this easy and dramatic design technique. For more information about the programs, events and activities of the Clermont Garden Club, please go to: www.ClermontGardenClub.com.