Want to know where the action is this weekend? No doubt, it's on the downtown Tavares waterfront.
Seaplane-A-Palooza will take place this weekend and feature the 8th annual Planes, Trains and Barbecue cook-off event on Saturday and a Seaplane Fly-In and air show on Sunday..
During the Planes, Trains and Barbecue cook-off event there will be live blues and jazz, seaplane tours, a classic car show and music on Main Street, plus the splash park to cool off the little ones. The Orange Blossom Cannonball vintage trains will have Robbery Train Rides and the day will feature and professional air-show.
During Sunday's Seaplane Fly-in, planes will be arriving through the morning and compete in various aerial competitions in the afternoon. There will also be an aviation safety seminar for pilots at 10:00 a.m. at City Hall.
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Sometimes it's good to be blue. Well, at least for a weekend.
Now in its second year, the Mount Dora Blueberry Festival is expected to be bigger and better in its new lakefront location in Evans Park. The downtown festival runs April 23-24 celebrating the growing agricultural importance of blueberries to the Central Florida.
In addition to a fresh, blueberry pancake breakfast on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., the two-day event will also feature blueberry wine and craft beer, a pie-eating contest, blueberry plants and desserts, plus live music and an estimated 100 crafters.
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What better way to celebrate Earth Day than relaxing on a beautiful waterfront? Add some amazing blues and that's just a big bonus.
Legendary blues man Mac Arnold & A Plate Full O' Blues will headline a benefit concert in downtown's Evans Park on April 16.
Mac Arnold was nominated for Best Traditional Blues Male Artist at the 2012 Blues Music Awards in Memphis. It was the third consecutive time the awards gave a nod to Arnold.
Although the band just released a new album, Arnold has a long, respected history in blues. His first band included James Brown on piano. In his twenties, he joined the band Muddy Waters and later co-produced "Soul Train" with Don Cornelius. Arnold also played bass for blues legends Otis Redding and B.B. King.
When Arnold isn't on stage, the South Carolina resident stays busy on his organic farm or operating his Greenville restaurant and music venue, Plate Full of Blues. Local musician, T. Scott Walker is scheduled to kick off the concert with his Americana Band beginning at 6:30 p.m. Mac Arnold and Plate Full O' Blues is scheduled to play from 8-10 p.m.
Admission is $10 and the proceeds are designated for planting trees in Mount Dora
For over twenty years, Mount Dora Friends of the Environment, has hosted an Earth Day celebration in the city. The organization was founded in 1994 to preserve, protect and promote the area's natural resources through education, community outreach, and local projects including a tree planting program.
Volunteers are needed to help with the event. Anyone with an hour or two to spare during the day or evening event can email email@example.com.
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It's just a small spot on the globe. A tiny spot with an abundance of natural beauty and diverse wildlife. No doubt, Mount Dora has plenty to celebrate on Earth Day.
This year's celebration will kick off at Donnelly Park on April 16th. Beginning at 10 a.m. the festivities will include live music, eco-friendly exhibits, yoga, plants and a fundraising raffle. The Central Florida Zoo and the Florida Bat Conservancy will feature educational animal exhibits, alongside organic food vendors, natural bath & body products, handmade accessories, and more.
Live music throughout the day will include steel drums, tropical country, jazz, David Oliver Willis, Dave Pettengil 360 band, as well as Triangle Elementary School's choir and Mount Dora Middle School's Jazz Band.
The Donnelly Park celebration is from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. and admission is free. At 5 p.m. the celebration continues with a benefit blues concert at Evans Park on the downtown lakefront. The distinctive blue band Mac Arnold and Plates Full O' Blueswill headline with its renowned blend of soulful blues and funk. Local musician T. Scott Walker will also be performing. Admission is $10 and the proceeds are designated for planting trees in Mount Dora
For over twenty years, volunteers of Mount Dora Friends of the Environment, have hosted an Earth Day celebration in the city. The non-profit organization was founded in 1994 to preserve, protect and promote the area's natural resources through education, community outreach, and local projects including a tree planting program.
Volunteers are needed to help with the event. Anyone with an hour or two to spare can email firstname.lastname@example.org