Note:  Sorry for the confusion but we're finding that there are major festivals or events in downtowns of Mt. Dora, Tavares, and Eustis this weekend, causing parking issues on Friday, Oct. 25. Therefore, we'll now plan to meet for cocktails on Friday, Oct. 25 at Lake House Bar & Grill, located at 315 N. Highland Street and just outside the Mt. Dora business district.  They have a large parking lot so parking shouldn't be an issue.  We'll meet at our regular time starting around 5:30'ish this Friday. 
Save the Date:  Tret Fure concert in Mt. Dora on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 4 p.m. Details to follow. Tret is an international folk music artist and also known as "tomboy girl" to her many fans

October Meet & Greet:  Puddle Jumpers in downtown Tavares on Wednesday, Oct. 30th at 6 p.m.  111 W. Ruby St, Tavares.  Hosts Amy Masick and Chuck LeSage look forward to welcoming you.  We'll meet upstairs in private room.  Elevator is available.  Feel free to wear Halloween costumes but not required.  Happy Hour prices 6-7pm, but arrive early to take more advantage. 50/50 raffle continues. Feel free to bring your non-perishable Lake Cares items. Note: Because there's only 4.5 weeks between the October 30 Meet & Greet and the December 2 Meet & Greet, technically there's no Meet & Greet for November. We're not really skipping a month but just want to space out the TC monthly functions and we didn't want to plan an event during Thanksgiving as some people will be traveling.

December Transgender Learning Seminar:  W.T. Bland Public Library is the meeting place for a “Transgender Dynamics in Society" seminar on Sunday, Dec. 1st at 2 p.m.   995 N. Donnelly St, Mt Dora.  Gina Duncan of Equality Florida is speaker.  She will help us better understand this important segment of the LGBTQ+ community.

December Meet & Greet:  Fish Camp on Lake Eustis is the location on Monday, Dec. 2nd starting at 6 p.m.   901 Lakeshore Blvd (corner of Lakeshore Blvd and 441) in Tavares.  Host Bill Walsh looks forward to welcoming you.

Early 2020 Tea-Dance:   More news to come on this one but TC is planning a Tea Dance after the first of the year.

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Pisces Rising is the location for weekly Friday cocktails, starting around 6 p.m. - 239 W 4th Ave, Mt Dora. This tradition of gathering at Pisces on Fridays has been going on 14+ years. See note at top of page for Oct. 25 changes (Lake House Bar & Grill on Highland for one Friday only).

Lake House is the NEW location for the weekly Monday 8:30 a.m. breakfast group - 315 N. Highland St, Mt Dora.

Geronimo's is where the weekly Thursday 8 a.m. breakfast group meets - 359 E. Burleigh Blvd, Tavares.

Serendipity hosts Drag Queen Bingo weekly on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. - 144 W 5th Ave, Mt Dora. Call Serendipity at 352-729-2213 to reserve your table. 
Mt Dora Plaza Live is where "Brunch with the Broadway Bunch" show take place on specific Saturdays, at 11 a.m. - 2728 W Old Hwy 441, Mt Dora (same plaza as new Post Office). Future shows according to Mt. Dora Plaza Live's FB page are Nov. 16, Dec. 7, and Dec. 21. Go online for more details and to purchase your tickets.

Other TC News:

Welcome back, snowbirds!  Our snowbirds are starting to make their way "home."  It's good to see you coming back to Lake County after being away for the summer.  You were missed.

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is November 20 Please mark your calendars to take a moment and reflect about the thousands of transgender people who have been murdered this year. Twenty in the States alone, mostly woman of color.  This is a epidemic and this international day of remembrance is a way for us to stop and reflect

750 TC people strongWhen you look at the 600 email addresses our newsletter is sent to,  nearly 500 FB followers, and knowing there are some duplicates between the two, it appears our TC population is at least 750 people strong.  We are a diverse population of LGBTQ+ people and allies.  While mostly in central Florida, we have FB followers all over Florida, the U.S., and some followers as far away as the Europe, South America, and Asia.  Yes, TC is now an international community.

Tea Dance plans in the works More news letter on an afternoon Tea Dance.  Thank you to Amy, Bruce E., Bea, Joe, Jerry, and Shonne for working as a team on this great concept.

2020 William A. Sievert Scholarship to begin process to select 2020 awardee(s).  Thank you to Sunny and Roy for teaming on this great cause. Sunny and Roy will review all 2020 applications, make their official recommendations to the board, and we will help another worthy student attend college. Our dear friend Bill would be proud.

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Bruce and Dale: July 2014
Happy Anniversary!