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ALL ABOARD! CALLING ALL TRAIN ENTHUSIASTS - March 24 The train is pulling into the station at the Pioneer Florida Museum & Village. The model train that is. Enjoy the fifth Pioneer Florida Museum Model Train Show, Saturday, March 24, 2012 from 10am to 4pm. This collection of model trains layouts, railroad memorabilia and hobby shop vendors is sure to delight all train enthusiasts. Located in the Mabel Jordan Barn, this 10,000 square foot showroom will house HO scale and Lionel model train layouts as well as model train and hobby shop vendors from around the state. In addition, the museum’s own historic Trilby Depot will be open and on display with a working telegraph and running model railroad. The museum’s 1913 Porter 10 wheeler, once owned and used by the Cummer Cypress Company, will also be open and on display. Not into model trains but want to come along with someone who is? No problem, the Pioneer Florida Museum & Village is filled with exhibits and artifacts from the pioneer era that are sure to spark the interest of all guests. The museum’s historic buildings include the Lacoochee one-room school house, the Overstreet 1860’s farm house, the 1950’s CC Smith General store and the 1910 Blanton Packing House. The main building is filled with examples of pioneer life and beyond. With a quilt room, back porch and the renowned First Ladies of Florida Doll Collection. Shop, eat and explore with an exciting day of family fun. General admission fees do apply. Parking is free. The Pioneer Florida Museum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving Florida’s pioneer heritage. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 10 am to 5 pm. General admission: $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2 for students (6-18), children 5 and under free. The museum is located one mile north of downtown Dade City, off of US 301 at 15602 Pioneer Museum Road. For More Information, call 352-567-0262 or go to

MID FLORIDA WALK MS: TAMPA 2012 - March 24 Join the National MS Society, Mid Florida Chapter for their annual Walk MS at the Lowry Park Zoo off Sligh Ave. 1 mi and 2 mi walks, fully accessible and fun for the family. Register to walk as an individual, join a team or create a team. Registration is 5:30 p.m. and the walk kicks off at 6:30 p.m. Cost: $20 minimum donation requested per participant. Your participation helps create a world free of MS by funding vital education, support, advocacy, and research, making a HUGE difference in the lives of the 70,000 Central Floridians that are affected by multiple sclerosis every day. Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 West Sligh Ave., Tampa, FL 33604 Registration is also open for the 2012 Bike MS: The Citrus Tour on Sat., April 21 and Sun., April 22. Last year, more than 1,500 cyclists peddled their way to raising more than $921,569. This year’s goal is an even more impressive $966,000. Once again, this challenging cycling event starts at the scenic and historic Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, Fla. and finishes day one of the ride with a celebration at The Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando. On day two, riders reverse the route. Teams of all sizes are invited to participate in various routes including a 50, 75 or 100-mile route on Saturday, with the option of a 50 or 75 mile return route on Sunday. To register for Walk MS, the Virtual Walk or Bike MS: The Citrus Tour, or to make a donation or volunteer, visit /FLC. For more information about Walk MS, contact Gaby Casado, Development Manager, 407-478-8882, ext. 27. For more information about Bike MS: The Citrus Tour, contact: Cody Yerian, Development Manager, 813889-8363, ext. 201.

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