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Where To GO and What to DO 1-31 Kayak through the Rookery - Where: Dora Canal, Time: 9:30 a.m., Cost: $59. Take a guided kayak tour of the Dora Canal and experience the chatter of the baby Birds. For more information, contact Jenny Boyd at 352-589-7899, or log on to 1-2 UCF Challenge - Where: RedTail Golf Club, Time: 8:30 a.m., Cost: Free. Come cheer on the University of Central Florida Women’s Golf Team as they host their annual invitational spring golf tournament at RedTail. For more information, contact Jon Baran at 407-648-4900 ext. 21, or log on to 2-9 Sisters of Sound invites all Women’s Voices - Where: Community Foundation Building, Time: 6:45-9 p.m., Cost 4 visits free; annual membership due upon joining. Sisters of Sound, a chapter of Harmony Inc., invites women to a practice session for this women’s a cappella barbershop chorus Tuesday nights from 6:45-9 p.m. All women’s voices are invited. Site is behind South Lake Hospital at the Community Foundation Building across the parking lot from Mike Conley Hospice House. Last April the chorus and two quartets competed in Jacksonville. For more information, contact LuJo Karkovice at 848-992-6228, lujoarea6@ or log on to 2 Crazy Craft Class - Where Marianne Beck Memorial Library, Time: 4:30 p.m., Cost: Free. Our Crazy Craft Class is designed for children ages 6-12 years old. The classes are held on the first Tuesday of every month at 4:30 p.m. at the Marianne Beck Memorial Library. All supplies and tools are supplied. For more information, contact Diane Merchant at 352-432-3921, howeylibrary@ or log on to 3 Morrison UMC Concert Series - Where: Morrison UMC, Time: 12 p.m., Cost: Free will offering. The concert features Cynthia Curtis, Handbell Soloist, with Thomas A. DeWitt, accompanist. For more information, contact Tom DeWitt at 352-787-3786 or 3-24 Members of Spring Art Show - Where: South Lake Art League, Time: Mon-Fri. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m.-2p.m., Cost: Free. Members of the South Lake Art League will be exhibiting their art. All media will be represented. A reception is scheduled for Saturday, March 20, from 5-8 p.m. For more information, contact

Kathie Camara at 352-241-6407, southlakeart@ or log on to www.southlakeartleague. com. 4-5 Quilt Show - Where Lake Receptions, Time: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Cost: $6. The Lake County Quilters Guild will be presenting their 28th Annual FANtastic Quilt Show. Along with the display of beautiful quilts will be demonstrations, door prizes, boutique sales, vendors, quilt sales and more. For more information, contact Lorna Germain at 352-360-0321, lcqgquiltshow@ or log on to 5-6 Rejoice Festival - Where Family Christian Center Church Grounds, Time: Fri. 5-10 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Cost: Free. Family Christian Center invites the community to participate in a weekend of rejoicing in the Lord and to have family fun. The Rejoice Festival will have carnival rides. Games, food, entertainment and arts and crafts. For more information, contact Nora Sabino at 352-242-1895 or log on to 5 First Friday Street Fest - Where: Downtown Eustis, Time 6-10 p.m., Cost: Free. Visit downtown Eustis for this street party. Each month, three states are filled with some of the area’s best musical entertainment. Visitors can also check out the downtown shops, restaurants and art vendors. The event also includes a kid’s area and plenty of food vendors with soft drinks, beer, wine and margaritas. For more information, contact Wayne Carter at 532-357-8555, or log on to 6-7 33rd Annual Leesburg Fine Art Festival Where: Downtown Leesburg, Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Cost: free. Held in Historic Downtown Leesburg this event features more than 100 fine artists and fine craftsmen and festive food and live entertainment. The event is presented by the Leesburg Center for the Arts. For more information, contact Amy Griffin at 352-365-0232, net or log on to 6 Jason D. Williams - Where Florida Sunshine Opry, Time: 7-9 p.m., Cost $16. Jason sings, performs and plays like Jerry Lee Lewis. For more information, contact Charlene Stewart at 352-3574448, or log on to 7 Celebrate the Arts - Where First United Methodist Church, Time 3 p.m., Cost: Free admission. Come and enjoy the great sounds from the

Big Band era. For more information, contact Irma Morgan at 352-343-2761, or log on to 10 Morrison UMC Concert Series - Where Morrison UMC, Time 12 p.m., Cost: Free will offering. The concert features friends-in-a-chord from Plantation. For more information, contact Tom DeWitt at 352-787-3786 or 12-13 Pig on the Pond - Where: Waterfront Park, Time: Fri. 5-10 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Cost: $2. The 12th Annual Pig on the Pond event includes a sanctioned BBQ competition, Midway Carnival, crafters, food vendors, entertainment under the main tent, kid’s zone, sponsor row and more. Pig on the Pond is focused on raising funds for scholarship and educational programs in South Lake County. For more information, contact Cheryl Fishel at 352-516-5897, pigonthepond@earthlink. net or log on to 12 A Musical Evening at the State Theater Where: Historic State Theater, Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m., Cost: $15 requested donation. This entertaining evening of a variety of musical styles in the London-style theater in Historic Downtown Eustis is to benefit the annual Lake County Folk Festival in October. For more information, contact Wayne Carter at 555-357-7777, events@eustismainstreet. org or log on to 13 Tribute to John Denver by Ron Rich Where: Florida Sunshine Opry, Time: 7-9 p.m., Cost: $10. Come see Ron sing some great John Denver songs back by the Florida Sunshine Opry Band. Bring the family and enjoy the smoke-free and alcohol-free atmosphere. For more information, contact Charlene Stewart at 352-357-4448, or log on to www.fsopry. com. 13 Mount Dora Community Concerts: Red Hot Hollywood - Where: Mount Dora High School Auditorium, Time: 7:30 p.m., Cost $25. This musical revue features a versatile cast of 11 who sing, dance and recreate movie memories dating back from the 1930s to the present. Numbers include from Wizard of Oz, Singin’ in the Rain, Mary Poppins, Chicago, Grease and Hairspray. An array of colorful sets and costumes along with innovative musical arrangements and choreography add to the production numbers. For more information, contact Mary Lynn Coddington at 352-383-1165, or


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Where To GO and What to DO log on to 15 Morrison UMC Concert Series - Where: Morrison UMC, Time: 7:30 p.m., Cost: Free will offering. The concert features Anton Del Forno, classical guitarist. For more information, contact Tom DeWitt at 352-352-7870 ext. 3786 or 17 Authors’ Roundtable - Where: Cooper Memorial Library, Community Room, Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Cost: Free. This event features numerous local authors who will be signing, selling their works and speaking with fans. Local authors include: Art Adkins, Colleen Avelli, Doris Bloodsworth, Brenna O’Shea Cagiano, Dara Edmondson, Valerie Hart, Catherine Kean, Ronald Johnson, Jeffrey Lamb, Paul McElroy, Mark Miller, Regina Peeples, Eric J. Reinhold and Michelle Young. For more information contact Judy Buckland at 352-253-6167, or log on to 17 Murder By The Book - Where Cooper Memorial Library, Time: 2 p.m., Cost: Free. What would life be without a good mystery? A crime. Just ask these best selling mystery/thriller authors from St. Martins’ Press. Featuring Tom Lowe, author of A False Dawn and The 24th Letter and Julie Compton author of Rescuing Olivia and Tell No Lies. For more information, contact Judy Buckland at 352-253-6167, or log on to 18 Florida Adventures: History or Myth Where Paisley County Library, Time: 4 p.m., Cost: Free. Authors will include John Henry Fleming, Fearsome Creatures of Florida; Steve Rajtar, author of 19 books including Historic Photos of Florida, Tourist Attractions and Historic Photos of Gainesville; and Jim Robison, columnist and author of Flashbacks, the Story of Central Florida’s Past, from the first Floridians through the opening of Walt Disney World. For more information, contact Judy Buckland at 352-253-6167, jbuckland@ or log on to www.mylakelibrary. org. 19-21, 25-28 Good News! the 1920’s - Where: The IceHouse Theater, Time: Thur. 7:30 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. 8 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m., Cost: $12-$20. “Good News!” a hit 1920’s musical, the score bubbles over with tunes such as “Button Up Your Overcoat,” “You’re the Cream in My Coffee,” “The Best Things in Life are Free” and “The Varsity Drag,” the Charleston dance number that became

a 1927 international craze. For more information, contact Jean Robinson at 352-383-4616, or log on to 19-20 Fruitland Park Days & Parade 2010 Where: Downtown Fruitland Park, Time: Fri. 7-10 p.m.; Sat. 8 a.m., Cost: Free. The fun begins Friday evening with a street dance featuring a live band and annual Classic & Custom Car and Truck show. On Saturday, the day begins with a 5K run and a 5K walk at 8 a.m. and a free kids 14 and under 1-mile fun run starting at 8:45 a.m. The annual parade begins at 10 a.m. For more information, call 352-360-6734 or log on to events.html. 20 First Annual Lake Dora Classic Car Festival - Where: Downtown Mount Dora, Time: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cost: Free. You are cordially invited to visit the picturesque town of Mount Dora, Florida for its first annual Classic Car Festival held in the downtown on March 20, 2010. It is the towns centennial year and the historic streets will be lined with classic cars of every make and model on display for your enjoyment. A true getaway weekend is awaiting you at the Mount Dora Classic Car Festival. For more information, contact David Berndt at 325-383-3910 or log on to www.lakedoraclassic. com. 20 Dancing in the Park - Where: Donnelly Park, Time: 7-10 p.m., Cost: $10. Come and dance inside or outside the Donnelly Park building located in downtown Mount Dora. A disc jockey will be entertaining the crowd with Swing, Latin, Country and Ballroom music. For more information, contact Steve Hutsenpillar at 352-383-4833 or 20 Murder, Love and Laughter - Where: Leesburg Public Library, Community Room, Time: 2 p.m., Cost: Free. This author panel features Elaine Viets, Mark Schweizer, Delores Wilson and Nancy Cohen. Meet the authors after the event. For more information, contact Judy Buckland at 352253-6167, or log on to 20-21 Classic Raceboat Regatta & Exotic Car Show - Where: Wooten Park, Time: Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Cost: $3-$5. Come see vintage raceboats run on a mile course at speeds of 120 mph. Enjoy the exotic cars on display within the park. For more information, contact Marty Ferry at 352-978-0026, webmaster@classicraceboatassoc.

com or log on to 21 Joe Diffie - Where: Florida Sunshine Opry, Time: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Cost: $25 in advance; $28 at the door. Joe Diffie, will perform songs such as, “Third Rock From the Sun,” John Deere Green,” “Pickup Man” and many more. For more information, contact Charlene Stewart at 352-3574448, or log on to 25 Community Dance - Where: Tavares Civic Center, Time: 7 p.m., Cost: Free. Bring your best guy or gal and dance the evening away to the live music of featured band and The BonTempos. For more information, contact Beth Sindler at 352-7426204. 25 Wine-A-Fare - Where: Lake Eustis Museum of Art, Time: 7-9 p.m., Cost: $25. Lake Eustis Museum of Art FRIENDS annual, ticketed Wine-A-Fare fundraiser features fabulous refreshments and a silent auction of art and other donated items. For tickets, donations or sponsorships, call (352) 483-2900. For more information, contact Susan Loden at 352-483-2900, lodensusan@gmail. com or log on to www.lakeeustismuseumofart. com. 27 2010 Centennial Celebration in the Park, Where: Elizabeth Evans Park, Time: TBA, Cost: Free with canned good donation. Larry Hoppen, the voice of The Orleans, will be performing at the Mount Dora Centennial Celebration concert at Evans Park in downtown Mount Dora. The New Orleans is known for songs like “You’re still the one” and Dancing in the moonlight.” For more information, call 352-383-2165 or log on to www. 27 Umatilla Black Bear Festival - Where: Cadwell Park, Time: 9 a.m. For more information, call 352-669-3511 or log on to 27-28 14th Annual Mount Dora Spring Crafts & Collectibles Show - Where: Downtown Mount Dora, Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Cost: Free admission. The streets of historic downtown Mount Dora come alive with hundreds of artists showcasing the perfect blend of craft & antique collectibles. Sponsored by the Mount Dora Village Merchants & Business Association. For more information, visit Contact Leigh Love at 352735-1191, or log on to

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I’m Just Sayin’

Welcome to the Four Corners Shoppers Guide. This is a new publication that is dedicated to promoting the local merchants in the area as well as showing a little love to the fine folks who spend that hard earned green with them. Among many fine deals that you’ll run across because you will use this paper as a map, you’ll also find some other little features like this column. I don’t work for the fine people who put this paper out, but they have offered me a little space as an outlet to share my nonsense with the world, or at least this sand particle of it. This is a dream come true. For years I’ve been writing and sharing my straying thoughts with friends and family via email. This opportunity is like jumping out of the pan into the river. I will share off the wall stuff from my experiences in life. Hopefully some will find this entertaining. Others will consider notifying the authorities to see if an inmate is missing somewhere. Either way, as long as you’re reading it, I’m okay with it. Besides, it’s not like it’ll be the first time I’ve had to duck the cops. Steve and Kristina are good people who want to be more involved with the community by providing a service that gets businesses of all types in the face of the consumers who in turn will support those merchants by using the services they offer or the products they sell. It’s what makes the community stronger. Like when the Ingalls would go to town and patronize the local General Store. Minus that bratty little girl who looked down her nose on the likes of poor Laura Ingalls just because the Ingalls were just common farmers. Even though, you never really saw them doing much farming. Charles

was like the Dear Abner of the 19th century with everyone coming to him with their particular problem for the week. Every once in a while, there would be a situation at home where they didn’t have to travel far to have a happy ending in 45 minutes. I think he was preparing for his Highway to Heaven days that were in his future. He was taking on the problems of the world, one television episode at a time. But Steve and Kristina want to help in a pre-emptive kind of way by helping you better use your time in finding good deals and bargains that are local to you. They’ve done the legwork for you already and have put it in one easy to read bi-weekly paper. You never know, you may run across a business that you never knew existed. How exciting is that?! It’s like the time I was really hungry and found half of a piece of cheesecake under the couch cushion. But the dogs watched me discover it and I had to go into Rambo mode to defend my new found treat. They came at me with the bared teeth and deep growls, circling like raptors. They understood what a treasure I had found. I channeled Mr. Miagi and put some crouching tiger hidden dragon whiney karate kid moves on those dogs and they knew I meant business and would not give up easily. In one swift move, I struck out with a good right hand and closed the drapes, leaving them standing in the yard clueless about what had just taken place. So pick up the paper when you see it, read my stuff, tell your friends, support the locals and be proud that you’re contributing to the community and keeping hard working Americans working. It’s a win-win deal really. Don’t be scared, we’re all in this thing we call life together. Just another nut trying to find a squirrel. I’m just sayin’.

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Family Christian Center is hosting a Rejoice Festival that will be held at The Church grounds located at 2500 South Highway 27, Clermont, Florida on Friday, March 5 and Saturday, March 6, 2010. Our Purpose for this Rejoice Festival is to invite the community to participate in a weekend of Rejoicing in the Lord, have Family Fun, and raise funds for our new building project. The Rejoice Festival will provide Carnival Rides, games, food and craft, entertainment, and an opportunity for sponsorship. We are extending an invitation to local churches to share their gifts on our stage, and local businesses to pa ticipate as vendors. Sponsorship levels will be offered to all vendors and institutions. Worship Services We feature a variety of worship services between our Live Worship Center (North Building) and simulcast Pastor Rick’s message to our Cafe (South Building). At 6:00 PM - Saturday Join us Saturday nights for contemporary worship in the Worship Center, with the message from Pastor Rick. At the end of the service Pastor Rick stays to pray for people in need and encourges anyone who needs prayer to stay after. At 8:30 AM - Sunday In our Worship Center, we feature a contemporary worship service lead by Pastor Ramon, followed by the message

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from Pastor Rick. At the same time in the Cafe, John Remson leads us in a traditional worship service followed by Pastor Rick’s message from the Worship Center. At 9:45 AM - Sunday In our Worship Center, we feature a contemporary worship service lead by Pastor Ramon, followed by the message from Pastor Rick. At the same time in the Cafe, Lyndsay Montgomery blasts off the Cafe with an Urban Gospel style worship services followed by Pastor Rick’s message from the Worship Center. At 11:15 AM - Sunday In our Worship Center, we feature a contemporary worship service lead by Pastor Ramon, followed by the message from Pastor Rick. At the same time in the Cafe, Lyndsay Montgomery blasts off the Cafe with another round of Urban Gospel style worship service followed by Pastor Rick’s message from the Worship Center. At 12:45 PM - Sunday In our Worship Center, we feature a contemporary worship, followed by the message from Pastor Rick. At 6:45 PM - Monday Join us Monday nights with a contemporary services lead by Lyndsay Montgomery followed by the message from Pastor Rick. At the end of this service Pastor Rick welcomes anyone to stay after that needs prayer. See God move in this powerful service.


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St. Patrick’s Day: Separating the truth from blarney Every March individuals tap into their inner Irish and celebrate St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Myth and fact have melded over the years with respect to St. Patrick, and many people aren’t quite sure what to believe about this beloved holiday. Test your St. Patrick’s Day knowledge with the quiz below. 1. St. Patrick was Irish. Blarney: St. Patrick was born in what today would be called Britain. He was kidnapped by Irish brigands and brought to Ireland at age 16. He later escaped to Gaul (France) and returned to his homeland. Because no one in the 5th century was known as British, Patrick can be more accurately called a Celtic Briton, son of a low-level Roman official. 2. Patrick wasn’t the first Christian missionary to visit Ireland. Fact: There were other missionaries to visit the Emerald Isle, but none were as successful as Patrick. One of the best known was Palladius. In fact, some of the accomplishments attributed to Patrick may have actually been the result of Palladius’ work. 3. St. Patrick drove snakes into the Irish Sea. Blarney: Snakes have never been native to Ireland, and Patrick did not drive any off the land. This may have been a metaphor for druidic reli-

gions, which began to disappear as Christianity spread on the island. 4. The Christian concept of the Trinity being taught with a shamrock cannot be accurately credited to St. Patrick. Fact: There is no mention of using a three-leaf shamrock to teach the concept of the trinity in Patrick’s writings. Some have suggested the idea derives from an earlier Celtic tradition of using the shamrock as a metaphor representing a “trust in your soul,” “belief in your heart” and “faith in your mind.” Who Christianized the idea is not certain. 5. Green was always a lucky color with the Irish. Blarney: Irish folklore states that green was the favorite color of the Good People (Irish fairies). The fairies would steal people, especially children, who wore too much green. Hence the color was long thought to be unlucky. 6. The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is an Irish tradition. Blarney: Actually, it’s an American tradition. The Irish used to commemorate St. Patrick in a solemn religious remembrance. The original St. Patrick’s Day Parade may be traced to a party in New York City, which Irishman John Marshall held at his home. Guests walked together to the house, thus forming an unofficial parade.

7. Drinking Guinness, the popular Irish stout, could be good for the heart. Fact: According to research by the American Heart Association, Guinness may be as effective as daily aspirin in reducing the blood clots that cause heart attacks. The benefit comes from antioxidants, which the researchers say reduce cholesterol deposits on arterial walls. Therefore, raise a glass and say, “Slainte!” 8. Leprechauns are cute, mischevious elves in Irish folklore. Blarney: Actually, they were disgruntled, nasty and brutish elves in the employ of Irish fairies as cobblers. 9. Luck of the Irish refers to the abundance of luck long enjoyed by the Irish. Blarney: It refers to the luck many Irish descendants had during the gold and silver rush in America during the 19th century. However, it can also be interpreted as a condescending remark refering to the Irish only finding gold due to luck, not brains. 10. The “O” in many Irish surnames does not refer to a shortening of the word “of”. Fact: “O” is the Gaelic word for grandson. The British, who were colonizing Ireland, mistook it for a shortened form of “of” and added the apostrophe.

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