There is a saying in the quilting community that each quilt is like wrapping up in a hug. Glorious hugs of all shapes and sizes adorn the booths this weekend at the 2016 Quilter's Marketplace at La Hacienda Recreation Center. The event kicked off Friday and continues from 10 a.m.
Nicole Sasser and her band The Dynamics dazzled the sold-out crowd at SeaBreeze Recreation Center Sunday night in a high-energy, virtuoso performance for The Italian Paisans Club. In addition to The Dymamics, Sasser performs as a trumpeter in the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, Brevard Symphony Orchestra, and the Candlelight Orchestra at Epcot.
A brisk, clear Tuesday was the perfect Florida winter day to take in the sights and sounds of 2016's Colonial Days at Paddock Square. More than 20 different Villages clubs, residents, and organizations participated in the event, which seems to grow in popularity each year.
Diva Legend Donna Moore gave back to the community that loves her so much with a Friday night of great music, laughter and fun at a benefit concert for The Villages' Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). The nearly sold-out concert was held at North Lake Presbyterian Church.
It was cold outside, but nice and warm inside La Hacienda Recreation Center on Saturday morning as the Villages Cheerleaders held their annual fundraiser, the Treasures 'N Treats indoor garage sale. Despite a sudden scheduling change that moved the sale to a date earlier than expected, it seemed to be another cheerful success for this lively group.
This year was bigger than ever for The Villages Billiard Club as they hosted the 2016 Florida Billiards Expo at La Hacienda Recreation Center last weekend.
The 2nd annual "Strut Your Mutt" charity walk at the Villages Polo Fields morning brought out more than 350 dogs. A brisk morning became a less chilly, more bright and sunny as the dogs and their owners strutted their stuff, competed for prizes, and shared their love of all breeds with their friends and neighbors.
Valentine's weekend was one of the biggest weekends of the year for the Grand Oaks Equestrian Resort as they held their Grand Oaks Classic & Super Derby. "This event is one of the premier riding competitions in the country.
BBQ was in the air Saturday afternoon at 2016's BBQ Bash benefitting The Villages Charter School. Thousands of locals and visitor circled Spanish Springs Town Square at a leisurely pace, their hands full of cool drinks and tasty samples of competing recipes of bbq beef, pork, poultry, and side dishes.
Spend any amount of time in The Villages and it becomes clear there's no shortage of tremendous theatrical talent among its residents. This April brings another chance to enjoy this perk as The Villages Theater Company presents their spring production, "The Curious Savage."
Hope comes to Fruitland Park next week as the Lampstand Community Choir, under the direction of renowned composer and arranger Derric Johnson, performs Hope, The True Story of Love and Triumph.