Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Comedy-Magic Show at the Windsor Rose English Tea Room & Restaurant

The Windsor is pleased to present a dinner show event featuring the adult comedic artistry and magic skills by master magician and “crowd teaser”, Jim Moody.
The event will take place on January 28, 2012! Join us at the Windsor for a special “Houdini” dinner and evening of comedy and magic at a very special price! The fun begins on JANUARY 28, 2012 at 5:30 pm until 7:30pm.
 The cost per person is $25.00 and tickets will be sold in advance due to limited seating.
The $25.00 includes your choice of one of four entrees, and a choice of one of two vegetables. All meals include a side salad, dinner rolls, tea or coffee and an evening of fun!
 Beer and wine are available at the nominal cost. Dessert is not included but may be purchased.
If you like gags, one-liners, and food so amazing it disappears right before your eyes then this is one evening you won’t want to miss! Jim Moody is a well renowned “magic-comedian” that has been entertaining crowds for over forty years. Originally a native of Saint Louis, Missouri he has been playing clubs, resorts, and conventions as both a headliner and as an opening act touring with other legends such as Regis Philbin, Ray Charles, Tina Turner, Tammy Wynette, and Nancy Wilson to name a few.
 The special “Houdini” dinner will include your choice of one of the following entree’s: (1) Melt-in-your-mouth Prime Rib served with horseradish sauce and au jus; (2) A fresh Stuffed Chicken Breast filled with spinach, sundried tomato, and parmesan cheese pan seared to perfection and topped with a light homemade pesto cream sauce; (3) Fancy the other white meat? Try our balsamic and herb marinated Grilled Pork Chop topped with a light honey-balsamic glaze; (4) A Windsor favorite our famous fresh Herb Crusted Salmon Filet pan seared and served with a creamy drizzle of a lemon dill sauce.
You may choose from either herb infused rice, or a twice baked potato, and one of our supreme garden fresh vegetable choices. Seats are limited and tickets to this event will be pre-sold for one show only!
 Tickets can be pre-purchased by visiting the Windsor Rose, or calling to buy your tickets over the phone with a credit card. Tickets may be mailed to you, or held at the Windsor with your reservation. Only cash or credit cards purchases made in advance are accepted for this event.
 Please call (352) 735-2551. Sorry, no children under 13 permitted due to comedic content! ** (Before making your reservation please consider which entree you would like to have for the dinner show to pre-order.)
 As always please remember that Tax is included in your $25.00 but does not include the gratuity to our hardworking staff so please reward your server.

Dine with the Florida Highwaymen Artists in Mount Dora

Do not miss this RARE opportunity to dine with the Hall of Fame Florida Highwaymen Artists at at banquet in their honor and watch as they collaborate on an original piece of art during dinner.  A very lucky dinner guest will take the signed piece of work home as a prize!  Less than a handful of these rare collaborative pieces exist

Get your online reservation NOW by clicking here! Only $39.00 per person all-inclusive.

January Events at the Lakeside Inn

Check out the new event center in Mount Dora...

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Florida Highwaymen Art Walk

Hunt for Highwaymen Art & have a chance to WIN $300.00 Dora Dollars.
Don't miss your chance to see Florida Highwaymen art up close and personal while you shop and dine in up to 20 downtown Mount Dora businesses. Pick up your tour map and list of locations at Artisans on 5th, Mount Dora Visitors Center or the Heron Cay Lakeview Bed & Breakfast.
Tour starts on Friday, July 20th and runs through Friday, August 10th from 11:00m to 4:00pm daily. Come out and experience the art of the Florida Highwaymen in the shops and restaurants of Downtown, Historic Mount Dora.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Murder Mystery Weekend at the Lakeside Inn

Dinner Show!!  Murder, Mystery, Mayhem and the Mob.  Book Online now to reserve your all-inclusive evening for only $65 per person.  Click here for reservations: 

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Calvin Coolidge Returning to Mount Dora?

"The most distinguished visitor to Mount Dora ever."  Stay tuned for the announcement of his return.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

December Events at the Lakeside Inn

Lakeside Inn has become the new Event Center in downtown Mount Dora.  Check out the line up.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Inaugural Poker Walk for Charity

Join Mount Dora Businesses and the General Employees Union, Fraternal Order of Police #147 Auxiliary Lodge and support need Mount Dora families.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Mount Dora Welcomes it's Newest Downtown Business

Working Jewelry Studio & Workshop Open House Saturday, December 3rd from 4pm to 9pm

Monday, November 21, 2011

FREE Christmas Concert in Mount Dora

The Lake Concert Band will be performing a FREE concert in the Mount Dora Community Building on December 6th, 7pm to 8pm.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

1st Annual Lakeside Inn BIG BASS Invitational Tournament

January 28th, 2012 - Launching from Gilbert Park in Mount Dora

$4,000 First Place

Hosted by the Harris Chain Bassmasters the Lakeside Inn in Mount Dora and Lake County Tourist Development Council.

Entry Fee is $100.00 per boat and the tournament is limited to 100 boats. Entries will be accepted by mail until January 20th, 2012.  You may also pay at the registration meeting on Friday evening.

Special rate, $79.00 plus tax for Anglers on Friday night.  Contact Jeff Wise at the Lakeside Inn (800) 556- 5016.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Something for FREE?

Two area restaurants in conjunction with are offering a little extra to get you to visit via printable online coupons, check it out....  And stay tuned for even more exciting offers coming soon!

Sample Japanese culture up close and personal with Takashi & Fumiko at Lake Dora Sushi & Sake just around the lake in Tavares, and bring this Coupon for a FREE Sake or California Roll.


Check out the delectable delights at Cody's on 4th in downtown Mount Dora and bring this Coupon for a  Buy One Get One FREE Wine or Beer anytime you visit.

Celebrate a Mount Dora Christmas

Christmas in Mount Dora is Special. (click here...) Take a look at our month long celebration and come see for yourself...

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Christmas Eve Dinner & Christmas Day Buffet at Lakeside Inn

Lakeside Inn Presents:

A Special Performance of "The Child."

Christmas in the Park

The City of Mount Dora Parks and Recreation Department Presents:
Children’s Christmas in the Park

Come out and join the City of Mount Dora Parks and Recreation Department December 10th from 4pm – 9pm, with this year’s Children’s Christmas in the Park. Here is your chance to go snow sledding, play in the snow and visit with Santa! Also if you bring a toy or canned goods and get one ticket per item for the fast pass snow lane.
For more information call (352) 735-7183.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Foxie Artist Productions Presents a Mixed Media Weekend Retreat at the Historic Lakeside Inn

Contact:  Heather Earnest: or Call 407-310-7692 or visit

Join us for an artist retreat in beautiful Mount Dora featuring four top-notch artists from around the country.
When: January 27, 28th and 29th at the historic Lakeside Inn in Mount Dora, FL

DAY #1
Friday, January 27th from 9am to 4pm join renowned artist Jo Fitsell from Denver Colorado.

Class #1:  Marbling with Jo Fitsell
Description of Class:  Art of Marble Dyeing Fabric, Cost is $125.00 per person
Click Here to Register :  Art of Marble Dyeing Fabric with Jo Fitsell

Marbling is an ancient technique remastered and made easier by teacher, Jo Fitsell.  Students will play with color by floating paints on the surface of thickened water and then picking up the paint with either fabric or paper.  You will be amazed at how quickly the intense colors transfer and the pure joy of spontaneously creating!  Students leave this workshop with yards of finished fabric suitable for collage, quilting or clothing.

Class is only $125.00 per person, register online.  Better hurry, only 20 students will be allowed in the class.  Click Here to register:  Jo Fitsell Marbling Class


DAY #2 and #3
Saturday and Sunday, Janaury 28th and 29th from 9am to 3pm we offer a choice of three classes brought to you by three well known artists:

Class #2: Mixed Media Collage by Jean Haefele - Saturday and Sunday, January 28th and 29th from 9am to 4pm.
Description of Class: Mixed Media Collage, Cost is $200.00 per person
Click Here to Register :  Jean Haefele Mixed Media Collage

Express your vision and develop your own artistic style with the limitless possibilities of mixed media. Combine and alter, everday paper and objects, natural aterials, and paint to create unique, one of a kind, representational and abstract artwork. We will discuss getting ideas, the selection and use of materials, color, texture, and patterns, composition and how to bring these elements together in a coherent way. We will view several artists work to illustrate the varied and individual results.

The class will offer hands-on learning and exersises on preparing backgrounds, composition layout, several "magic" techniques for altering everday papers, applying the materials, combining paint and, lastly, some toning and finishing methods to unify and complete a work. Individual attention will be given wherever possible and the student should be able to complete several pieces.

Supply List

Surfaces: 4-6 total. Canvas board, illustration board, heavy watercolor paper (your choice or a combination) Suggested sizes; 6x9, 9x12, 12x12.
A few practice sheets for experimentation.
Brushes: A 1" flat and a few of your favorites
Paint: 2 oz. or larger Golden or Liquitex Fluid Acrylics, include Titanium White or Titan Buff, Black, and a few others in transparent hues.
A small selection of craft acrylics (good for more opaque colors)
Additional: Matte medium, gesso, soft gel
3 or 4 Caran d'Ache Neocolor II water color soluble crayons (I love light blue, orange, red 7500.070 and black)
Paint palette, water bucket, Viva paper towels, at least a 12" ruler, pencil, scissors, old credit card
4 or 5 sheets of tracing paper
White tissue paper
An assortment of rice, handmade textured papers, and used dried tea bags
Enlarged photo copies of your favorite photo image (eg. I photocopied my image of African women to use along with handblocked fabric
scraps found on the ground in Ghana to use in a 12 x 12 piece...Images were enlarged to about 8 1/2" in order to fill the space nicely)
National Geographics, 1990's work best
Visual ideas to work with: birds, animals, people, flowers, leaves,etc....whatever interests you.
Misc. stash: Found papers, rusted metals, ephemera, magazines, old books, foreign text, old postage stamps, print origami paper, foreign paper money,
old letters. This list can go on and on. You'll find that the more you work in mixed media, the more you accumulate.
"road ditch " finds are already weathered and have a patina hard to achieve...corrugated cardboard, wrappers, genuine rubble. One can always
throw it out later.


DAY #2 and #3
Saturday and Sunday, Janaury 28th and 29th from 9am to 3pm we offer a choice of three classes brought to you by three well known artists:

Class #3: Encaustic Workshop with Patricia Seggebruch - Saturday and Sunday, January 28th and 29th from 9am to 4pm.
Description of Class:  Encaustic Workshop, Cost is $240.00 per person
Click Here to Register :  Encaustic Workshop with Patricia Seggebruch

Come play in beeswax! Encaustic Workshop
Join us in this extravaganza in beeswax!  Experience the joy and versatility of this rich, organic medium as Patricia teaches you the core encaustic techniques such as collage, image transfer and incising so that you will be primed to build on these with all of the endless possibility in the medium.
The diversity of this medium offers the artist opportunity to include all mediums and build on skills related to other creative outlets like no other medium can. You will want to be doing everything encaustic! Delving into alternative foundations and materials like plaster, tar, woodicing, PanPastel and alcohol inks and shellac will happen as well~
Demonstration and hands on painting and experimenting is what this workshop is all about.  With amply time to play in the wax, ask questions and develop a strong sense on what is possible in the medium, no one will go away without a fever for encaustic!  
Supply list 
While the main body of encaustic painting is based on beeswax, much can go into it!  I will supply the wax, encaustic colors and the heating materials for use with encaustic so that you do not have to be concerned with investing in materials before you know what it’s all about!  I also bring a small selection of collage materials and carving tools but you will have to bring your personality as well! That is, collect collage material, interesting carving tools or objects to press into the wax that will leave an interesting impression, image or photo transfers and what ever other ephemera you want to throw into the wax! 
($10.00 supply fee/day) 

Supplies to bring:

Surfaces to paint on-encaustic needs a rigid and absorbent surface- encausticbord or unprimed, birch art panels or plywood is recommended-no larger than 8x10 (6-10 total)

Paper towel

Wax paper for wrapping completed painting for transportation

Latex or rubber gloves 

Things to bring to personalize if you have them! Class materials for these will be available otherwise~

Carving tools

Razor blades, scrapers, palette knives, pottery tools, cookie cutters-any metal that will cut into or carve the wax

Impression makers

            Screen, hardware, natural materials, scrapbooking stuff

Collage material

            Old paintings, decorative papers, fabric, yarn, string, wire, beads

Image transfers

                        zerox copied images of photos, numbers, words       

(Be sure in using words/numbers that you print off in reverse image-this is necessary for the transfer. Also, the copy must be a zerox copy or a laser printer image, not ink jet-copy your ink jet images) black and white or color-bring both

Oil bar or oil paint

Found objects or natural elements (rusty metal, dried leaves, sticks, cones, wire)


DAY #2 and #3
Saturday and Sunday, Janaury 28th and 29th from 9am to 3pm we offer a choice of three classes brought to you by three well known artists:

Class #3: Fused Art Collage with Frieda Anderson - Saturday and Sunday, January 28th and 29th from 9am to 4pm.
Description of Class:  Fused Art Collage, Cost is $200.00 per person
Click Here to Register :  Fused Art Collage with Frieda Anderson

Fusing allows and encourages freedom in designing quilts. In this two day class, students will learn fusing basics and beyond to become competent and happy fusers. Strip fusing, collage building, weaving, layering and the use of decorative blades are just a few of the techniques students will explore in this fun and liberating class.
Day one – Little Landscapes: Using Frieda’s pattern Sister Trees; students will explore the possibilities of working from a design and making it their own.
Day two – Laughing Leaves; Starting with a color scheme of their choice, students will discover how to create free form a theme from nature or an abstract design.
Fabric kit available for each class $24 ea. Consisting of 1 yard total of Frieda’s hand dyed fabrics.
Other fabrics and decorative blades will be available for sale.
Supply list:
·         4-6 yards of fusible web WonderUnder #805 is preferred
·         Rotary mat, ruler and cutter
·         Extra cutter to hold decorative blades
·         Very sharp scissors
·         Ironing surface and iron
·         Fabrics that have been prewashed in a rainbow of colors the student wishes to work  in OR a much easier choice Frieda’s kit

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Craft Fair Raffle Basket by Dianne's Tasteful Indulgences

Dianne’s Tasteful Indulgences
237 W. Fourth Ave, Suite #4
Mount Dora, Florida 32757 
Phone Number: 352-383-9197
Toll Free: 1-866-768-9780

At this year's Craft Fair some lucky winner is going to take home a nice piece of Mount Dora and WIN some fabulous reasons to return.  The gift basket contains gift certificates from Pure Aveda Salonspa, Goblin Market Restaurant, Cecile's French Corner, One Flight Up, Cody's on 4th, Segway Tours of Mount Dora and wine from Maggie's Attic and $100 Dora Dollars (same as cash) to spend in VisitMountDora(tm) member businesses and much, much more.....  All totaling nearly $1,000 in value!

Tickets are $1.00 a piece or 7 tickets for $5.00.  
Proceeds benefit the VisitMountDora(tm) Play, Shop, Dine, Stay marketing campaign.  Visit the INFORMATION booth on the corner of 5th Avenue and Donnelly Street during the show.  Winner will be announced at the end of the show on Sunday.  You do not have to be present to win.

Monday, October 10, 2011

FREE concerts during the Mount Dora Craft Fair.

Saturday, October 22nd and Sunday, October 23rd will feature two days of FREE concerts in Donnelly Park in downtown Mount Dora during the 27th Annual Mount Dora Craft Fair.

Brought to you by the Mount Dora Music Festival and the Mount Dora Blues & Wine Festival.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Sunday, September 4, 2011

37th Annual Mount Dora Bicycle Festival