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ALL Community Events

  1. Central Florida Watercolor Exhibit

    December 14, 2018, 10:00 AM - December 28, 2018, 5:00 PM

    Exhibit showcases the talents of the Central Florida Watercolor Society. Opening reception: December 14th, 2018 6-8 PM.

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  2. Mount Dora 2nd Friday Art in the Alley

    December 14, 2018, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Royellou Lane in downtown Mount Dora

    Join us every 2nd Friday of the month for ART, MUSIC, & MORE! Art and music exhibitors will line Royellou Lane, in the heart of downtown Mount Dora, showcasing their original art, handmade goods and acoustic sounds. Downtown galleries will have extended hours and will be open to the public free of charge. This is a unique opportunity to experience a vibrant, eclectic mix of emerging and established artists. Start your stroll at the Mount Dora Center for the Arts Gallery to pick up your Art in the Alley map. As you stroll down Royellou Lane have your map punched at each of the gallery stops along the way. Once you have visited all of the galleries, bring your completed punched map to the Gatehouse Gallery at the Lakeside Inn to be entered into a raffle for a special prize. Each month provides new themes and exhibitors to enjoy, completely free of charge. So be sure to stop by each month to see what’s new!

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  3. “Twas a Girls Night Before Christmas: The Musical”

    December 15, 2018, All Day @ Community Building

    From the producers of the box office smash Girls Night: The Musical comes the new must-see holiday show! Twas A Girls Night Before Christmas: The Musical will feature five ladies gathering for a night on the town to laugh, cry, gossip and just let their hair down during the craziest of times: THE HOLIDAYS! This musical is guaranteed to resonate with anyone who has survived the holiday season, from the long visits with in-laws to the overcrowded malls. The show features the touching and hilarious writing by Roche that has entertained audiences worldwide, with classic Christmas songs and contemporary hits that will have everyone singing and dancing along. Get tickets at www.mountdoralive.com ($25/$35). The show is sponsored by the Patrons of the Community Building. Proceeds will contribute to the purchase of a new film projector for events in the Community Building to maintain it as a vital venue for public events in Mount Dora.

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  4. The Mistletones-- Live at the Museum!

    December 15, 2018, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Modernism Museum Mount Dora

    On Saturday, December 15, 2018, the Modernism Museum Mount Dora will be hosting The Mistletones- Live at the Museum! You’ll be enthralled with the spirit of the season as you enjoy The Mistletones’ energetic and entertaining caroling. Set the tone for the Christmas season with this live concert - packed full of carefully chosen selections of Christmas music we all love! Listen as the Mistletones transport you with holiday classics sung in the intimate atmosphere of the museum, in the heart of downtown Mount Dora, among its millions of twinkling Christmas lights.

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Boards & Committees Calendar

  1. Northeast CRA Advisory Committee Meeting

    December 11, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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  2. Northeast CRA Advisory Committee Meeting

    December 11, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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  3. City Council Work Session

    December 18, 2018, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ City Hall Boardroom

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  4. City Council Meeting

    December 18, 2018, 6:00 PM @ City Hall Boardroom

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  5. Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting

    December 19, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ City Hall

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  6. Development Review Committee Meeting

    December 19, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  7. Historic Preservation Board Meetings

    December 20, 2018, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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  8. Mount Dora Firefighters' Retirement Board Meeting

    December 21, 2018, 7:30 AM @ City Hall Council Chambers

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  9. Mount Dora Police Officers' Retirement Board Meeting

    December 21, 2018, 9:00 AM @ City Hall Council CHambers

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  10. Public Arts Commission Meeting

    December 25, 2018, 3:30 PM

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  11. Public Arts Committee Meeting

    December 25, 2018, 3:30 PM @ City Hall Boardroom

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Community Building Calendar

  1. A Girls Night Before Christmas The Musical

    December 15, 2018, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Community Building

    The new Christmas sequel will feature the 5 ladies we have all come to know and love gathering for a night on the town to laugh, cry, gossip and just let their hair down during the craziest of times: THE HOLIDAYS! This musical is guaranteed to resonate with anyone who has survived the holiday season, from the LONG visits with in-laws to the overcrowded malls. TWAS GIRLS NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS will feature the touching and hilarious writing by Roche that has entertained audiences worldwide, with classic Christmas songs and contemporary Hits that will have everyone singing and dancing along.

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  2. A Girls Night Before Christmas The Musical

    December 15, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Community Building

    The new Christmas sequel will feature the 5 ladies we have all come to know and love gathering for a night on the town to laugh, cry, gossip and just let their hair down during the craziest of times: THE HOLIDAYS! This musical is guaranteed to resonate with anyone who has survived the holiday season, from the LONG visits with in-laws to the overcrowded malls. TWAS GIRLS NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS will feature the touching and hilarious writing by Roche that has entertained audiences worldwide, with classic Christmas songs and contemporary Hits that will have everyone singing and dancing along.

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Library - Adult Calendar

  1. Drop-In Crochet Class

    December 10, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Archives Room

    Make new friends in this drop-in class for all skill levels. Class members will need to bring a "size J" crochet hook, medium weight yarn, and scissors. Receive personal instruction as you develop your crocheting skills.

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  2. Microsoft PowerPoint: Basics

    December 10, 2018, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Technology Lab

    Learn how to create basic designs for signs, slides and presentations on the PCs in our Technology Lab. You'll also learn how to: - Create transitions and animations - Add text boxes, pictures, video, audio, etc. - Use keyboard shortcuts and more Please don't forget to bring a flash drive to save your work.

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  3. English Conversation Class

    December 10, 2018, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Study Room

    Learn to speak English in our weekly English Conversation Class held every Monday evening, from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Families are welcome. Clases de Conversacion en Ingles: Todos los lunes de 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Ambiente familiar. Totalmente gratis y no es necesario inscribirse. Practica Ingles en la biblioteca. No registration is required for this free class. Seating is on a first-come-first-served basis. Practice English at your library! ALL LANGUAGES are welcome!

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  4. Intermediate Computer

    December 11, 2018, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Technology Lab

    Increase your PC mastery in this hands-on workshop taught by a computer science upperclassman college student. PCs are provided or bring your own laptop. This class covers: Operations: connecting to the internet, adjusting display settings, USB functions and customizing the home screen. Internet browser skills: zoom page, create tabs, block ads Applications: snipping tool, Adobe Acrobat Reader and more! Registration is required for this free class.

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  5. Make a Scandinavian Star

    December 11, 2018, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Community Room

    W.T. Bland Public Library Archives Registration begins 11/20/2018 at 8:00 AM Learn how to make a Christmas ornament in the Scandinavian holiday tradition of elegant ornaments made of natural materials. Learn how to weave a pattern using reeds. All materials are included; no fee. Class size is limited; registration is required.

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  6. Ukulele - Beginning/Intermediate

    December 11, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Community Room

    New to the ukulele? Interested in jamming with other adults? Learn and play together in our new ukulele class for adults and explore chords, strumming techniques, and learn easy songs. Please bring your own ukulele to class. Teens and tweens are also welcome. Ukulele class meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:00 PM (in the Library) and on the fourth Saturday of the month at 10:00 AM (at the Simpson Farmhouse). This class is free, with no registration required.

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  7. Genealogy Basics

    December 12, 2018, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Technology Lab

    Curious about your family tree? Learn how to get started using your library's FREE access to the public library edition of Ancestry.com. You'll learn how to search census, military, birth, marriage, death, immigration, travel records and more. Class size is limited to eight; please register. Class will be held in our Technology Lab, with individual access to PCs and Ancestry.com within the library (no remote access).

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  8. Classic Film

    December 12, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ W T Bland Public Library

    Enjoy free popcorn and curated classic films every second and fourth Wednesday of the month. The program starts at 7:00pm, with a brief synopsis of what makes it a classic film (pre-1970), followed by a traditional movie cartoon before the feature. Titles are subject to change and are not listed on this calendar. To learn the film scheduled for particular week, please call the Circulation Desk (352) 735-7180 (option 5).

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  9. Windows 10

    December 13, 2018, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Technology Lab

    Learn all about Windows 10 in this hands-on workshop, including Cortana, Account Settings, File Explorer, Task View, Display, Computer, Start Menu and more. This class takes place in our Technology Lab, with PCs provided. Please feel free to bring your own laptop, if you prefer.

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  10. Make 2 Greeting Cards

    December 14, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Children's Program Room

    Summon your inner artist and create two greeting cards from scratch! You'll learn folder embossing, heat embossing, stamping and embellishing. Class size is limited for a slow-paced and hands-on experience. No materials fee; all supplies are provided. This class is for adults. NOTE: Attendees should please bring their own pair of sharp scissors, ruler, pencil and double-sided tape.

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  11. Computer Basics

    December 14, 2018, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Technology Lab

    If you have never owned a computer - or are afraid to use one - or only use it for email and maybe to write a letter - or don't know how to turn it on - this class is for you! Learn how to explore your computer and not get into trouble. Learn why a "mouse" is called a mouse and in what year the word "computer" was first used. This class takes place in our Technology Lab, with PCs provided.

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  12. Chess Club

    December 15, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Study Room

    Come watch, learn, and play chess. All skill levels and ages are welcome! Beginners will learn basic moves and then be paired with a player. Beginners are especially welcome! Studies have shown that chess may raise students' IQ and help prevent Alzheimer's. Chess is call "the game of kings" and will boost your creativity, memory, and problem-solving skills. Drop in anytime between 10:00am and noon, on the first and third Saturday of each month. No registration required.

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  13. Bland Writers

    December 16, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Community Room

    Join like-minded writers on the 3rd Sunday of each month for networking, sharing and a free program just for writers.

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  14. Drop-In Crochet Class

    December 17, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Archives Room

    Make new friends in this drop-in class for all skill levels. Class members will need to bring a "size J" crochet hook, medium weight yarn, and scissors. Receive personal instruction as you develop your crocheting skills.

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  15. English Conversation Class

    December 17, 2018, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Study Room

    Learn to speak English in our weekly English Conversation Class held every Monday evening, from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Families are welcome. Clases de Conversacion en Ingles: Todos los lunes de 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Ambiente familiar. Totalmente gratis y no es necesario inscribirse. Practica Ingles en la biblioteca. No registration is required for this free class. Seating is on a first-come-first-served basis. Practice English at your library! ALL LANGUAGES are welcome!

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  16. Beginning iPad & iPhone

    December 18, 2018, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ W T Bland Public Library

    Bring your Apple iPad and/or Apple iPhone to this class for beginners. You'll learn the basics: battery management, all about settings, software updates, installing apps, Safari, security, and more. Even if you've owned your iPad or iPhone for awhile, you're sure to pick up new tips, features, and safeguards. New attendees receive priority registration but repeat graduates are welcome! Registration is required.

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  17. Ukulele - Intermediate/Advanced

    December 18, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Community Room

    Do you know your chords and are ready for a challenge? Please join our intermediate/advanced ukulele class on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Please bring your own ukulele to class or borrow one of the Library's. The sheet music used for this class will be predominantly class rock and country & western. No registration is required for this free class.

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  18. Android Basics

    December 19, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Technology Lab

    Do you own a Samsung, Sony, LG, or other Android phone or tablet? Get the basics covered in this morning class. Bring your device and learn about Google Voice Search, Google talk to text, Google GPS, email and more.

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  19. Microsoft Word: Basics

    December 19, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Technology Lab

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  20. Google Apps

    December 20, 2018, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Technology Lab

    Bring your device(s) and learn how to use various Google apps for mobile devices and desktops, including: Google Chrome: Find my phone, create bookmarks, pin tabs Google Maps: Save home/work defaults and view bus routes Google Docs: Multi-device access, share documents and collaborate Google Keep: Pin notes, add images and make a to-do list Google Calendar: Sync info from contacts, schedule reminders and more! Registration is required for this free class.

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  21. Ukulele

    December 22, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Simpson Farm House

    New to the ukulele? Interested in jamming with other adults? Learn and play together in our new ukulele class for adults and explore chords, strumming techniques, and learn easy songs. Please bring your own ukulele to class. Teens and tweens are also welcome. Ukulele class meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:00 PM (in the Library) and on the fourth Saturday of the month at 10:00 AM (at the Simpson Farmhouse). This class is free, with no registration required.

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  22. Drop-In Crochet Class

    December 24, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Archives Room

    Make new friends in this drop-in class for all skill levels. Class members will need to bring a "size J" crochet hook, medium weight yarn, and scissors. Receive personal instruction as you develop your crocheting skills.

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  23. English Conversation Class

    December 24, 2018, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Study Room

    Learn to speak English in our weekly English Conversation Class held every Monday evening, from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Families are welcome. Clases de Conversacion en Ingles: Todos los lunes de 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Ambiente familiar. Totalmente gratis y no es necesario inscribirse. Practica Ingles en la biblioteca. No registration is required for this free class. Seating is on a first-come-first-served basis. Practice English at your library! ALL LANGUAGES are welcome!

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  24. Mount Dora Genealogy Group

    December 25, 2018, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Community Room

    Are you curious about your family tree? Join Mount Dora's Genealogy Group and share your stories, learn from the pro's and make new friends. Each month has a new scheduled program and/or speaker, and no registration is required.

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  25. Microsoft Excel: Basics

    December 26, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Technology Lab

    Learn how to use Excel to organize numbers and text in a spreadsheet format. Excel spreadsheets can be used for budgets, work and school projects, record-keeping, lists, inventories, and more. By the end of this class you should be able to create and format a spreadsheet; enter and edit data; and use basic formulas to add, subtract, multiply and divide numbers in a horizontal row or vertical column. Attendees will use PCs in the W.T. Bland Public Library Technology Lab, which have Microsoft Excel 2016 installed.

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  26. Classic Film

    December 26, 2018, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ W T Bland Public Library

    Enjoy free popcorn and curated classic films every second and fourth Wednesday of the month. The program starts at 7:00pm, with a brief synopsis of what makes it a classic film (pre-1970), followed by a traditional movie cartoon before the feature. Titles are subject to change and are not listed on this calendar. To learn the film scheduled for particular week, please call the Circulation Desk (352) 735-7180 (option 5).

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  27. Beginning Digital Photography

    December 27, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Technology Lab

    "Where is the flash? What about the batteries? What do these buttons do? Can my shots be edited on the camera? How do I focus my shots?" This class will answer these basic questions. Instructor Steve Berger is a photographer with years of photography instruction experience. This class is a hands-on workshop for beginners. You'll learn how to operate your digital camera and practice taking shots during class. Please bring your digital camera (make sure it is charged).

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  28. Windows 10

    December 28, 2018, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM @ Technology Lab

    Learn all about Windows 10 in this hands-on workshop, including Edge, Workspaces, Cortana, Account Settings, File Explorer, Task View, Windows Storehouse and more. We will walk through Windows 10 settings item by item. This class takes place in our Technology Lab, with PCs provided. Please feel free to bring your own laptop, if you prefer.

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  29. Drop-In Crochet Class

    December 31, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Archives Room

    Make new friends in this drop-in class for all skill levels. Class members will need to bring a "size J" crochet hook, medium weight yarn, and scissors. Receive personal instruction as you develop your crocheting skills.

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Library - Youth Calendar

  1. BiblioBop Dance

    December 10, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Children's Program Room

    For preschoolers who love music, rhymes and lots of dancing! We cannot accommodate large groups such as daycares. Our story times welcome children of all abilities.

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  2. Story Birds - Growing Early Readers

    December 11, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Children's Program Room

    Stories, puppets, songs and rhymes for preschoolers. Come and meet Miss Kim! Our story times welcome children of all abilities.

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  3. Toddler Time

    December 12, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Children's Program Room

    Enjoy stories, finger-plays, songs and bubbles. Suggested ages birth to 2 1/2 years. Our story times welcome children of all abilities.

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  4. Imagination at Work

    December 15, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Children's Program Room

    Imagination is a creative force we use to put our ideas into action. We will explore this process by learning how famous artists used their imaginations from childhood, to achieve their creative goals, then create our own artwork inspired by the artist. Grades 1-6 Please like us on Facebook!

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  5. Sunday Family Story Time

    December 16, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Children's Program Room

    Join us for a story time and fun activities for the whole family! Our story times welcome children of all abilities.

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  6. Family Nature Club

    December 16, 2018, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Children's Program Room

    Time spent outdoors relieves stress, so bring your family to unplug and explore nature. Please like us on Facebook!

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  7. BiblioBop Dance

    December 17, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Children's Program Room

    For preschoolers who love music, rhymes and lots of dancing! We cannot accommodate large groups such as daycares. Our story times welcome children of all abilities.

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  8. Story Birds - Growing Early Readers

    December 18, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Children's Program Room

    Stories, puppets, songs and rhymes for preschoolers. Come and meet Miss Kim! Our story times welcome children of all abilities.

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  9. Toddler Time

    December 19, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Children's Program Room

    Enjoy stories, finger-plays, songs and bubbles. Suggested ages birth to 2 1/2 years. Our story times welcome children of all abilities.

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  10. Sunday Family Story Time

    December 23, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Children's Program Room

    Join us for a story time and fun activities for the whole family! Our story times welcome children of all abilities.

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  11. Sunday Family Story Time

    December 30, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Children's Program Room

    Join us for a story time and fun activities for the whole family! Our story times welcome children of all abilities.

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  12. BiblioBop Dance

    December 31, 2018, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Children's Program Room

    For preschoolers who love music, rhymes and lots of dancing! We cannot accommodate large groups such as daycares. Our story times welcome children of all abilities.

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Recreation Programs Calendar

  1. Senior Club

    December 11, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Martin Luther King Center

    Focused on active seniors, there will be free lunch, games, speakers, arts and crafts and perhaps new friends.

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  2. Senior Club

    December 25, 2018, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Martin Luther King Center

    Focused on active seniors, there will be free lunch, games, speakers, arts and crafts and perhaps new friends.

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