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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 March 1st - April 8th
  • April 16th
  • 9:00am - 12:00pm

Painting Classes: Fusion Mineral Paint for Furniture
Class 1: Furniture Painting 101 - The basics, preparation to finish. All Supplies included. Each student will take home a finished step stool. Using Fusion Mineral Paint Products.

Class 2: Stenciling & Embossing - All supplies included. Each student will take home a finished angel wing or welcome sign. Using Fusion Mineral Paint Products.

Class 3: Paint As You Are - One on One help for advances students needing to finish their own project using Fusion Mineral Paint Products. Can cover, transferring, antiquing, crackling or any other student questions or concerns. No supplies included.

For more information contact instructor Patty Dando at or
(352) 223-3246
  • Class 1
    • $80 per class
    • Dates offered:
      • September 22nd
      • October 27th
      • December 1st
      • January 5th
  • Class 2
    • $60 per class
    • Dates offered:
      • October 6th
      • November 17th
      • January 12th
  • Class 3
    • $35 per class
    • Dates offered:
      • October 15th
      • November 12th
      • January 12th                         

Jill Santos, Recreation Services Coordinator

Recreation Services Coordinator

Ph: (352) 735-7183
Fx: (352) 735-3681

Hours of Operation
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Tuesday and Thursday
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