About Our Programs

The Parks and Recreation Department offers an abundance of programs throughout the year for people of all ages and interests. For more information about any of our programs, please call the Parks & Recreation Department at (352) 735-7183.

Adult Dance

If you're 16 years of age or older, and you've always wanted to learn to dance, now is the chance to learn from the best instructors in the state. Maggie Noles teaches all forms of dance, so put on your dance shoes and start enjoying the fun of dancing again! Private lessons are available upon request; call (352) 223-9221 for an appointment.
  • Tuesday
  • 7:30 pm: Ballroom
  • 8:30 pm: Latin
  • Mount Dora Community Building
  • $48 for a four-session punch card
  • $96 for an eight-session punch card

Woodcarvers' Club

Do you remember as a kid the first time you tried to carve something? Well, there is a group of people who have learned the skills of woodcarving and are willing to teach others as well. Ralph Rossignol will be instructing the art of woodcarving and can be contacted at (352) 385-0483. Class meets on an ongoing basis.
  • Thursday
  • 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Martin Luther King Center
  • $2.00/class
Woodcarvers' Club

Trash to Treasures Yard Sale
Need more room at Home? Register now to join us in Gilbert Park for an old fashion yard sale. Get rid of your treasures while at the same time helping to raise funds for recreational scholarships for those in need.
  • $15/space
  • Must have a minimum of 7 participants
  • Registration Now - September 30th
  • October 8th
  • 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Online Registration

Painting Classes: Fusion Mineral Paint for Furniture
Learn furniture painting techniques from certified Instructor Patricia Dando of Zen Cowgirl.
For more information contact instructor Patty Dando at or
(352) 223-3246
Fee: $90 per person per class (all supplies included)
         $70 per person per class (bring your own piece to paint)

Classes held Thursdays Daytime Classes 12:00pm - 2:30pm:
  • March 10th
  • April 14th
  • June 16th
  • August 25th
Evening Classes 6:00pm - 8:30pm
  • February 25th
  • March 24th
  • April 21st
  • May 5th
  • May 19th
  • July 14th
  • August 11th
  • September 15th
Babysitters Training
Are you wanting to start babysitting or are you already babysitting, but you need a little guidance. Well, here's your chance to get all of your questions answered and have a good time while learning the ins and outs of childcare. For more information, contact Jill Santos at (352) 516-0363
  • $65 per person
  • Ages 11 yrs. old - 15 yrs. old
  • Must have a minimum of 7 participants
  • Registration Now - May 13th
  • May 21st
  • 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Mount Dora Community Building Lobby (520 N. Baker St)
  • Online Registration

Senior Club
A new Senior Club is coming to Mount Dora in May 2016. Focused in active seniors, there will be free lunch, games, speakers, arts and crafts and perhaps new friends. Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. For additional information, contact Gina Conway at(352) 729-6394
  • FREE
  • 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every Month
  • Begins May 10th
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Martin Luther King Center (803 Florida Ave)
Movie in the Park
Bring the family out and experience Movies in the Park. For more information on the list of movies being shown, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (352) 735-7183.
  • Donnelly Park (530 N. Donnelly St)
  • Movies Begin At DUSK!
  • May 13th - Shaun the Sheep Movie (PG)
  • June 10th - Aladdin (PG)
  • July 8th - Norm of the North (PG)
  • August 12th - Surf's Up (PG)
  • September 9th - Zootopia (PG)
  • October 14th - Hotel Transylvania 2 (PG)
  • November 11th - Annie (PG)
  • December 9th - Happy Feet Two (PG)

Movies Under the Stars
Are you looking for a great date night location? Then come join us at Elizabeth Evans Park for dinner, drinks and movies. Food and Drinks will be sold so please don’t bring your own.

For more information on the list of movies being shown, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (352) 735-7183.
  • Movies Begin At DUSK!
  • May 27th - In the Heart of the Sea (PG-13)
  • June 17th - Casablanca (NR)
  • July 15th - American Sniper (R)
  • August 19th - Gone with the Wind (G)