Around Town Manatee, Lake, Sumter Edition April 2016

An architectural gem in the Lake County community of Howey-in-the-Hills attests to Ernest Hemingway’s oft-quoted remark “The rich are different.” To wander through the 20 room mansion built in 1925 by the community’s founder, William J. Howey, and stroll over the 15 acres surrounding, brings a nostalgic feeling of how “Once upon a time--.”

Saturdays. Weekly Local Market. Join local farmers, craftsmen, bakers, artists and many more as they gather at the community market. 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Town Square, Leesburg, 34748 Call (352)365-0053 with any questions.

7 – 16 Lake County Fair. Free entertainment, fun contests, 4-H exhibits, rides and more. Weekdays 5 – 10 p.m. $7 for adults. Weekends 1 – 10 p.m. Eustis, 32726. Learn more at LakecoFair.com or call (352)357-9692.

7 Big Bug Trip. Get ready for an insect invasion as you take a group trip from the local art center to Harry P. Leu Gardens to view a collection of bug sculptures. $60. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Gallery East Art Center, 11761 SE Hwy 441, Belleview, 34420. To learn more, call (352) 245- 2781.

10 Guitars and Cars. Two swap meets for the price of one! Enjoy classic and antique cars along with live music and shopping. $2 admission. 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Renninger’s Antique Center in Mount Dora, 32757. For more information, call (352) 383-8393 or visit Renningers.net.

10 The Central Florida Master Choir. Enjoy a beautiful performance by a master choir. No tickets are required, but we will gratefully receive your offering at the concert. Concert begins at 3 p.m. at Countryside Presbyterian Church in Ocala, 34476. Call (352) 237-4633.

14 Heartfulness, Relaxation and Meditation Workshop. Learn to meditate. Discover increased productivity, happiness, balance and inspiration. Free. 10 – 11 a.m. 100 E. Caroline St. in Tavares, 32778. Call (352) 742- 6204 for more information.

15 The Ball Brothers. This group has found life “outside of the box.” Concert is free but a love offering will be received. 6:30 p.m. Christ’s Church of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala, 34476. Call (352)861-6182 or visit ccomc.org.

16 Earth Day Concert 2016. To benefit City of Mount Dora’s Parks. Tickets are $10-$20. 5 – 10 p.m. Elizabeth Evans Park. 100 N. Donnelly St., Mount Dora, 32757. For more information, call (352) 988-4022 or go online to mountdoraenvironment.org.

21 – 24 Camping for Leesburg Bikefest. 24-hour security, hot showers, bike blessing, and a live band. $13. 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. Eagles Aerie #4273. 27150 Haywood Worm Farms Rd., Leesburg, 34762. Call (352)742-7754 or visit Lake.abateFlorida.com.

22 – 24. Annual Downtown Leesburg Bikefest 2016. Tattoo Contest, festival food, non-stop entertainment and much more. Free. Fri. & Sat. 9 a.m. – 2 a.m. Sun. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Historic Downtown Leesburg. Learn more at LeesburgBikeFest.com.

23 – 24 Mount Dora Blueberry Festival. Come for food, crafters, music and family fun. Free. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Elizabeth Evans Park in Mount Dora, 32757. To learn more, visit FestivalofFlorida.com.

29 – 30. Relay For Life of South Lake. Fight against Cancer and celebrate with those who have battled it at this fundraising event. Enjoy a survivor dinner and activities. Free. 6 p.m. East Ridge High School, 13322 Excalibur Rd., Clermont. 34711. To learn more, call (321) 226-8236 or visit RelayForLife.org/SouthLake

30 & May 1. Planes, Trains and BBQ – Seaplane-A-Palooza Weekend. Live entertainment, great food and much more. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wooton Park, Tavares, 32778. For ticket prices and more information, please call (352) 742-6176 or visit tavares.org/1163/Planes-Trains-BBQ

An architectural gem in the Lake County community of Howey-in-the-Hills attests to Ernest Hemingway’s oft-quoted remark “The rich are different.” To wander through the 20 room mansion built in 1925 by the community’s founder, William J. Howey, and stroll over the 15 acres surrounding, brings a nostalgic feeling of how “Once upon a time--.”
An architectural gem in the Lake County community of Howey-in-the-Hills attests to Ernest Hemingway’s oft-quoted remark “The rich are different.” To wander through the 20 room mansion built in 1925 by the community’s founder, William J. Howey, and stroll over the 15 acres surrounding, brings a nostalgic feeling of how “Once upon a time–.”

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