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Main Street CRA Avon Park Newsletter

Main Street Matters 

 March 2016

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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 Donna Vinson at (863) 453-6000 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 March Newsletter designed to keep you up-to-date on happenings in the Main Street District.


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Main Street CRA
Upcoming Events

Hibiscus Garden Club 
Annual Plant Sale
March 5th 
8 a.m. - Noon
The Hibiscus Garden Club of Avon Park will be holding their annual plant sale on Saturday, March 5th from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at Donaldson Park.  Many plants will be available for sale, along with some free cuttings from garden club members. Don't miss this opportunity to purchase beautiful plants, and also to talk to garden club members about planting and growing these new additions in your garden!
Vet Jam Music Fest
March 5, 2016
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Vet Jam Music Fest will take place on the Mall on March 5th from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.  This event is to benefit Veterans Projects and Charities. Live performances by: Saving Paige, Blackbird Anthem, The Mickey Finn Band, Sighd Effex, Ransom, Next Level, and Almost There. Also, there will be a classic car showcase, food truck rally, poker run, nasgrass, 50/50 raffles, silent auctions, the Big Red Bus, and Family Fun Day at Union Congregational Church.  Free to the public!  

Meals on Wheels 
Invites You to Join Them for A Taste of Italy
March 5, 2016
1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Little Italy
825 W Main Street
Proceeds from this event will provide support to the Meals on Wheels program in the Avon Park Community. Tickets may be purchased at Heartland National Bank, Harbor Community Bank, The Avon Park Chamber of Commerce, or contact Meals on Wheels at 863-257-1780.  For more information, click on Meals on Wheels.

Springtime on the Mall
March 11th - 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
March 12th - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The 37th Annual Springtime on the Mall Festival is slated for Friday, March 11th and Saturday, March 12th. This event is held in downtown Avon Park on Main Street from Delaney Avenue to Central Avenue. The event consists of Arts and Crafts vendors, music and entertainment, and a children's section.  There will also be multiple food and drink vendors. There is no admission charge. 

2016 Bluegrass and Blueberry Festival
Saturday, April 23, 2016
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Would you like to be a vendor at the Bluegrass and Blueberry Festival?  Click on BlueberryVendorApp for more information.  If you would like to participate in the Winn-Dixie Bake-Off Contest, complete the EntryForm and submit by Wednesday, April 20th. For more information and a schedule of events, visit the website at blueberryfestival.

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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