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Main Street CRA Avon Park Newsletter

Main Street Matters 

 October 2013

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Ongoing Main Street Events


Main Street CRA Board Meeting - First Thursday of the month at 12 noon in City Hall


Recycle - Every Wednesday. Regular garbage pickup - Thursday or Friday (instead of Monday or Tuesday).


Historical Society - Every 3rd Monday at Noon. Meeting at the Depot Museum. The Museum is open Wed, Thurs, and Fri from 10 am to 3 pm.  Call (863) 453-3525 for more information.


TAG Studio - The Artists Group (T.A.G.) Studio, located in the Hotel Jacaranda, is open Tuesday - Friday from 10 am - 3 pm, and on Sunday from 11 am - 2 pm for viewing.  They also have classes in painting, clay, and jewelry.  Classes run from November - April.  For more information, please call (863) 784-7346. 


Avon Park Breakfast Rotary Club - Every Friday at 6:45 AM

Meeting at the Rotary Building on South Verona Street.  Please call Julie Diaz-Nichols at (863) 370-7608 for more information.

Avon Park Noon Rotary Club - Every Wednesday at Noon  

Meeting at the Rotary Building on South Verona Street.  Please call Forrest Hilton at (863) 452-2906 for more information.  


Avon Park Library Free Film Series -

Children's movie every Saturday at 11 am with free popcorn and juice for children.

Matinee every Saturday at 2 pm showing popular new releases and some old favorites.

Story time for children ages 5 and under every Wednesday at 10 am.

Call (863) 452-3803.





 Welcome to the Avon Park CRA - Main Street District October e-Newsletter designed to keep you up-to-date on happenings in the Main Street District.


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Upcoming Events

oktoberfest6th Annual Oktoberfest 

October 12 from 10 am - 6 pm

The Sixth Annual Oktoberfest will be held on Saturday, October 12,  from 10 am - 6 pm.  The one-day festival starts at Museum Avenue with Wiener Dog races and Firematics (Fireman Olympics), following down Main Street with Oompa music, a beer tent, bounce houses and kids' activities, a classic car show, arts, crafts, live rock music, food vendors, and a Bavarian Olympics competition!   The event is sponsored by the Avon Park Main Street CRA.
 Oktoberfest Buffet at the Hotel Jacaranda
 Thursday, October 17th from 11 am - 2 pm
SFSC's Culinary Class is presenting the Oktoberfest Buffet, featuring Beef ala Deutsch, Pork Schnitzel with caper sauce, Bratwurst and Knockwurst, Poached white fish with dill sauce, German potato salad, braised red cabbage, pork braised sauerkraut, Bavarian lentil soup, and German desserts.  The cost is $10.20 plus tax and gratuity, and includes your drink. Make your reservations today!
harvest festival  3rd Annual
Harvest Festival on Main
October 19
10 am - 2 pm
Join in the fun at the 3rd annual Harvest Festival on Main, featuring a costume Parade and Contest, entertainment, a wide variety of games and activities, bounce houses, pony rides, food and beverages, musical entertainment, dunk tank, and face painting.  The Costume Parade will begin at 9:45 am, with participants asked to begin lining up behind the Jacaranda Hotel at 9:15 am.  Admission is free and $8.00 armbands can be purchased to participate in games and activities.  All proceeds to benefit the Avon and Park Elementary School PTO's.
 Music on
the Mall
October 26th
from 5 pm - 8 pm
Welcome to the second Music on the Mall concert, featuring Lotela Gold.  The event will take place at the Bandstand on the Mall.  "Pig Out on Main Street" with Ronnie Jackson BBQ to benefit Champions Club.  Pizza and popcorn will also be available. Many stores will remain open for the duration of the concert.  Admission is free.  This event is sponsored by the Main Street CRA, Avon Park Breakfast Rotary, Parkview Pre K/Prep Academy and Anderson Arms. Don't forget to Bring Your Own Chair!


 Saturday, October 26th -  
City of Avon Park 
Trick or Treat 
6pm - 8 pm
Friday, November 1st
 Avon Park presents
High Energy Art Show
6 pm
James R. Hahn Productions is bringing their "Live Painting Exhibition" to the Jacaranda Hotel on Friday night, November 1st. The beautiful hallway atrium of the Hotel Jacaranda will be transformed into an event room featuring good food, drink, a DJ spinning smooth fusion jazz classics, and something a little different ... an artist who starts and finishes a large original painting on canvas in front of the audience, with a one-hour time limit. The Live Painting Exhibition is being filmed to be featured internationally & on Youtube. After the final 10 second countdown, artist James signs the finished work, which will be available for purchase by silent auction. This gives members of the audience a chance to own a unique work of art, created in a most unique way.  Florida "dressy-casual" is the dress code. Cost of the show is $25 and tickets can be purchased at Avon Park City Hall or by calling 863-201-3089.  Seating is limited so call now to reserve your space.
     Pumpkin Trivia!

  * Pumpkins are really members of the squash family.

  *  A pumpkin is a fruit.

  *  Pumpkins are 90% water.

  *  The largest pumpkin ever grown was 2,009 pounds.

  *  Pumpkins were once suggested as a cure for freckles!

 *  Pumpkins were once used as a remedy for snake bites!

Thank you for reading the Main Street Avon Park CRA E-newsletter.  Stay tuned for more information, and visit us online at www.AvonParkCRA.com.

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