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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.

Women's Self Defense Seminar and Classes
On Friday, April 24th the City of Mount Dora will be offering a FREE Self Defense Seminar where we will touch briefly on self-awareness, environmental awareness, scenario role playing, escape planning, pressure point targeting and a Q & A's portion.

Then beginning April 27th, we will be offering a full 5 week Self Defense class where we will focus on all the above techniques in depth. For more information on the class or the Free seminar contact Tim Dando at (352) 223-3297.  
  • Free Seminar, Friday April 24th 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Monday, April 27th - June 1st (No Class on May 25th)
  • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Ages 13 and Up
  • Donnelly Park Building (530 N. Donnelly St )
  • $50 Self Defense Classes (A $15 late fee will be added to any registration after April 24th)

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

Chair Yoga
Learn how chair yoga can help you stay fit and active while reducing the stress in your life. Instructor, Nancy LaPointe will show you how to integrate yoga techniques of postures, breathing and simple relaxation and meditation into your daily life to benefit all aspects of your health.
  • Fridays: Beginning June 5th
  • 10:30am - 11:15am
  • Donnelly Park Building (530 N. Donnelly Street)
  • $80/10 visit punch pass; $40/5 visit punch pass; $8 per visit
  • All ages and skill levels welcome

Mommy & Me Music Meet-Up
What could be better than a play date with friends? A Musical Play date! Welcome to an enchanting and vibrant world of music and movement... Delight in multicultural and classic children’s music. Feel the beat through rhythm instruments and dances with scarves, ribbons, and parachutes. Engage in active play, sensory activities, and socialization games. Sing, imagine, explore, play, grow & learn! Meet new friends! Convenient weekday meet-up designed for babies/toddlers/preschoolers and Mommy/Daddy/Caregiver. You’ll love our brand NEW "Barefoot Boogie" dance series! Kick off your shoes and step inside a story! It’s story time, drama, music, games & fun - all rolled in to one. Discover new ways to giggle, wiggle, and shake, shake, shake those lil piggies! Besides being just plain fun…music & movement is healthy "brain food" for the early development of children’s minds & bodies. It’s the latest and greatest on the meet-up scene…Mommy & Me Music Meet-up! Check us out…it’s oodles of fun! Register today, space is limited. Contact Miss Jan, Meet-up Organizer, by phone/text (352) 408-0555 or email .
  • Monday or Wednesday
  • 10:00am Multi-age (0 - 5yrs.)
  • Community Building Lobby (520 N. Baker St)
  • Fall Seasonal Play date Pass (12 sessions)
    • $90
    • $120 Family Pass (2 or more siblings)
  • Monthly Play date Pass (4 Sessions)
    • $40
    • $50 Family Pass

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 September 1st - October 2nd
  • October 10th 
  • 9:00am - 12:00pm

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

10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Tuesday and Thursday
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