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Notes of Geneva Interest:
Geneva Business of the Month is the
"Ole General Store" located at 320 Ave C, Geneva.
Bob Hughes does custom saw milling and also has domestic hardwood,
rescued hardwood, character marked and antique wood. Contact: Bob Hughes
& Sons, 407-349-9911, 407-417-6010, www.olegeneralstore.com.
has a new Church. Pastor Michael
Siberio has started Solomon's Porch
Church, a non-denominational Bible-based church.
They have an old-time revival every Sunday morning at 10:00 AM.
Musicians are welcome. Contact
Pastor Michael for the Sunday location or for more information:
Rural Heritage Center needs another used
but working refrigerator. They
all seem to be going out in the same year.
If you have one to donate, please contact Deborah at 407-792-0758 email@example.com.
Little Free Library is open and
books can be borrowed and the same or others can be brought back. It is
located under the sycamore tree at the corner of 1st & Main St. Kid
and adult books! Sponsored by the
Geneva Village Homemakers.
Contacts & Information
Geneva's places to hold events, churches, cemeteries, organizations for
youth/ adults, parks, etc., can always be found at
1, Sunday - Have you always wanted
to play an instrument but scared to try? The mountain dulcimer is the
easiest stringed instrument to play. The
Mountain Dulcimer Gathering meets
at 1:00 PM at the Rural Heritage Center, 101 E Main St., Geneva, every first
Sunday of the month. Bring your
dulcimer and learn to play it better or try out one of our dulcimers there
to see if you might like to learn. If
you need help with tuning or have specific questions, come around 12:30.
6, (every Friday) - Come
to the new Geneva Farmers Market in
the Focal Point Gift Shop parking lot on Friday afternoons from 2:00 - 6:00
PM! Join us for local vendors
and artisans! Enjoy everything
from organic produce and raw honey to delectable fudge and cupcakes! Bread
of Life - homemade breads, Fredrickson's Honey, Rest Haven Farms - veggies,
other local specialties & produce, cookies, jams, treats
and more! To become a
vendor, call 407-733-7514.
Saturday - Mrs. Claus Arrives at the Rural Heritage Center, 101 E
Main St, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Come
for a free evening of family fun - decorate cookies, make Christmas tree
ornaments, writing letters to Santa other fun happenings.
Free and open to all. Need
more information? RuralHeritageCenter@gmail.com,
7 & 8, Sat &
Sun. - Special invitation from
potter Mary Loving whose art
studio is located on Florida Ave in Black Hammock will participate in the
10th annual Oviedo Pottery Tour.
Many Geneva residents attend the event at this time of year.
The 10th annual Oviedo Potters Holiday Sale and Studio Tour by Oviedo
area potters, 10:00a to 5:00pm A self guided tour all within minutes of
downtown Oviedo. Maps available at website: www.oviedopotters.org or call
497 365-7404. No cost for event.
December 8 & 22 (every 2nd & 4th Sunday) - The Museum of Geneva History is open from 2:00 to 4:00 PM or by appointment 407-349-5697. Located at 165 1st Street, next door to the Community Center and the admission is free. A special display at this time is "Women of Geneva - Past, Present & Future" which was on display at the Seminole County Centennial Festival. See photos of past women leaders of Geneva, some of today's leaders and our future young women and girls. There is also an old-fashioned kitchen & bedroom, pioneer craft area, old store, family genealogy records, Civil War display, old toys & musical instruments, an FEC Railway display. Our Village Store is also available with t-shirts & hoodies, historic prints, history & photo books, etc. Also, check out our website: http://www.usgennet.org/usa/fl/county/seminole/Geneva.
8 (every Sun.) - If you have been looking for a place to go to have fun and
make new friends, consider Square
Dancing. No previous experience is necessary. The
BrenDon Squares dance every Sunday from 4:30-6:30 at the Rural Heritage
Center, 101 E Main Street, Geneva. Once
a month we have a potluck dinner after the dance. Please contact us today to
sign up for our next class. You will be so glad you did. The first lesson is
free and each additional lesson is only $5.00/person.
Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-542-3799.
10, Tuesday - The annual Musical Mustangs Holiday
Performance will take place at Geneva Elementary School, 6:30 PM.
The 4th and 5th grade students will sing and dance their way through
the holidays in Jingle Bell
Jukebox…Flip side! Plan
to arrive early, this performance is always standing room only.
10 & 13 (every Tues. & Fri.)
There is an open AA group that meets at the Church of the
Nazarene, 205 W SR 46, Geneva, on Tuesdays and Fridays at 7:00 PM.
For more information on Alcoholics Anonymous go to www.cflintergroup.org/pdf/meeting/lg_meetingguide.pdf.
10, Tuesday - A Women’s
Support Group meets at 7:00 PM in Ward Hall at the Geneva Methodist
Church. Join this group of women
coming together for coffee, conversation, and support around the issues of
separation, divorce, custody and blended families.
11 & 14 (every Wed. &
Sat.) - The Thrift House is open
from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM on
Wednesday, Fridays, and Saturdays. We have started the $1/bag
sale again. Everything you
can get in a plastic bag for $1. We
also have daily specials so please check us out. Also
like us on Facebook at FUMC Geneva Thrift House.
The Shop is located in the house on
Church Street behind the Methodist Church playground.
All donations are greatly appreciated and are tax deductible. Volunteers
needed. For more
information contact Stacey at Staceymwpp210@yahoo.com or
11 & 13 (every Wed. & Fri.) - The Community
Church of God's Inasmuch Food Pantry,
located at the NE corner of SR 46 & Cochran Rd, provides food for those
in need on Wednesdays 9 - 11 AM and Fridays 8 - 10 AM. You can drop off
food, toiletries, other necessities during open hours or call the number
below for pickup. Mail tax
deductible contributions to the Geneva Inasmuch Community Pantry, PO Box
1164, Geneva, Fl 32732. For more
information or to volunteer, contact Rick Hughes at email@example.com,
11 (every Wed.) - Come to the Wednesday
Night Dinners for delicious home-cooked food, open to the entire
community. Dinner, dessert and
drink for $5.00. The suppers run
from 5:30 - 6:30 PM at the Geneva Methodist Church in the fellowship hall
(carry-out available). Meet your
neighbors over a great homemade meal!
Check the sign in front of the Church on 1st Street for the main dish
of the week.
11, (every 2nd Wed.) - The Geneva
Village Homemakers meet at the Geneva Community Center at 10:00 AM.
Come visit and find that we are just plain folks who have a good
time, go places, and like to give service to our community.
This all-age group has a Card Club, Book Club, Quilt Club, and Dinner
Club as some of the activities for those
members who are interested. Questions:
contact Robin at 407-349-0040 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
12 (every Thurs.) - The
First United Methodist Church of Geneva has a Food Pantry open every Thursday from 1 - 3 PM.
Go to the right side door of the church hall.
It is open to any resident of Geneva who needs food.
For more information or to make donations of food or money, contact
Stacey- Staceymwpp210@yahoo.com, 407-754-7948.
Please tell your neighbors who don't get the Geneva
Email News about both of Geneva's Food Pantries.
14 & 21,
Saturdays - Need some neat Geneva Christmas gifts?
The Geneva Historical Society will be having its annual Historical
Society Post Office Sale. We
will be selling books on the history of Geneva, photo books, new book on the
story of Geneva's Lincoln Conspiracy Connection, Geneva T-shirts S-XXL, new
Geneva pink / green hoodies, new Geneva Village Homemaker Cookbooks,
old-fashioned stocking stuffer toys, pen & ink or watercolor Geneva
prints, etc. We will be under the tree at the Geneva Post Office from 9:00
to 11:00 AM. Get those last
minute gifts for your Geneva loved ones.
20 to January 6 - Winter Break - No
school for Geneva Elementary School and all Seminole County students.
On Tuesday, January 7, school
will resume for all students.
21, Saturday - Come for a free evening of old-time music at the Geneva
Jam at the Geneva Community
Center. There is acoustic,
toe-tapping music -- bluegrass, old country, gospel, (and Christmas) to
enjoy. Hamburgers, sausage,
hot-dogs, are for sale at a very modest cost from 6:00 to 7:00 PM (or until
the food runs out). The music
starts around 6:30 PM. If you
play an acoustic instrument, come get a chair up front as room permits.
A 50/50 raffle is held each month where the winner gets half the pot
and the other half of the pot and food proceeds go to the upkeep of the
Geneva Community Center.
30 - January. 6 (weekdays except
Jan. 1) - Sign up your kids for Winter Break Eco Camp at the Ed Yarborough Nature Center, CR 426,
a camp where they can have fun while learning about the natural world! Seminole
County Greenways and Natural Lands is offering a Winter Break Camp for your
kids during their Winter School Break. It's
an Outdoor Adventure and Environmental Education program that is committed
to promoting individual growth and environmental awareness for children ages
7-12. 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
(extended day is also available). Call
(407)349-0959 or email email@example.com
for more information.
Wednesday - Another year is on its way! Make plans now to join your Geneva
neighbors for the 4rd Annual Peas & Plenty New Year's Day Meal
at the Geneva Community Center on First St. It's a fun meet-your-neighbors
time! The good luck meal will run from 11 AM to 2 PM. Barbecued pork,
chicken, sandwich rolls and beverages will be provided. Bring a
family-favorite side dish, and begin your New Year enjoying food, fun and
fellowship. Call or email Wanda (407-519-8838, firstname.lastname@example.org)
or Cindy (407-312-2204, email@example.com)
with any questions.
5, Sunday - Rest Haven
Farm is having a Hydroponic Farm Open
House from 1:00-5:00 PM for everyone to see their hydroponic greenhouse
and farming operation. Tomatoes,
cucumbers, and lettuce will be for sale and you can also have a guided tour
of the farm. The farm is located
at 381 Rest Haven Road which is off of SR 46 just before the Mims bridge.
Very interesting operation and goooood tomatoes!
8, Wednesdays -
Seminole County Sheriff’s Office Community Law Enforcement Academy. The
Academy is designed to educate the citizens of Seminole County in the
concepts and procedures of law enforcement. The class meets each Wednesday
evening for 14 weeks from 6:30 to 9:30 PM at the SC Sherriff's Main Office,
100 Bush Blvd. in Sanford. There
are no physical requirements and it’s a free course taught by members of
the Sheriff’s Office leadership team, deputy sheriffs, investigators, and
other agency staff. Our next class will be held in January and will meet
every Wednesday evening from January 8th thru April 9th. The
application is open now with the deadline of December 13th.
To apply please visit this website, http://www.seminolesheriff.org/external/InfoSitePage.aspx?pageID=166.
12 & 26,
(every 2nd & 4th Sunday) - The Museum
of Geneva History is open from 2:00 to 4:00 PM or by appointment, call
407-349-5697. Located at 165 1st
Street, next door to the Geneva Community Center and admission is
free. A special display at this time is "Women of Geneva -
Past, Present & Future" which was on display at the Seminole County
Centennial Festival. Come see photos of past women leaders of Geneva, some
of today's leaders and future young women and girls.
You, or your relatives, may be among the photos. Other ongoing
sections are an old-fashioned kitchen & bedroom, pioneer craft area, old
store, family genealogy records, Civil War display, old toys & musical
instruments, an FEC Railway display. Our
Village Store is also available with t-shirts
& hoodies, historic prints, history & photo books, etc.
Check out Geneva's history at http://www.usgennet.org/usa/fl/county/seminole/Geneva.
Saturday - Come for a free evening of old-time music that you have been
hankering for at the Geneva Jam at
the Geneva Community Center. There
is toe-tapping acoustic music -- bluegrass, old country, and some
old-fashioned gospel to enjoy. Hamburgers,
sausage, hot-dogs are for sale at a very modest cost from 6:00 to 7:00 PM
(or until the food runs out). The
music starts around 6:30 PM. If
you play an acoustic instrument, get a chair up front early and join us.
A 50/50 raffle is held each month where the winner gets half the pot
and the other half of the pot plus food proceeds go to the upkeep of the
Geneva Community Center.
(every Sun.) - Learn to Rumba! Beginning
Rumba Lessons in choreographed ballroom dancing (aka round dancing) for
couples from 2:30 - 4:00 PM at the Rural
Heritage Center, 101 E Main Street, Geneva. Please join us and learn this
wonderful dance. No previous dancing experience is required. The cost is $5
per couple which will be donated to the Rural Heritage Center. Questions,
call 407-349-9255 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click on the link to see a sample of a Rumba danced by Geneva dancers at the
Rural Heritage Center. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DER_Y2sPFzU&feature=youtube_gdata&noredirect=1
25, Saturday - Beginning &
Advanced Pine Needle Basketry Class at the Rural Heritage Center, 101 E.
Main, Geneva. The cost is $50 and includes all materials and tools. Please
contact instructor Diane Moore at Floridabaskets@gmail.com
or call 386-405-0367
to make a reservation for the class. (You are asked to send a $10 non
refundable deposit to hold your space in a class which can be transferred to
next class if you must cancel.) The time is 10 AM - 4 PM; so bring your own
brown bag lunch. The class will be tailored to the needs of the students,
beginning & advanced. Advanced techniques such as fancy stitches,
creating handles, and new ways to start baskets will be taught.
25, Saturday - The Seminole County
Natural Lands and Central Florida CISMA are sponsoring the 4th
Annual Air Potato Mega-Raid! Join
us at various natural lands location to help with the removal of this exotic
species. Call 407-349-0551 for
more information on the locations and times and to sign up!
- Spring Class Pictures at
Geneva Elementary School. Wear
your best spring smile for your individual portrait and class photo
memories. No $$ needed in
advance. Picture packages will
be sent home with each child.
30 & 31, -
This is the time for Geneva Elementary School's 4th
Grade Class Field Trips to the SCPS Student Museum -
1/30 is Mr. Pieper & Ms. Cash's Classes, 1/31 is Ms. Bowles & Ms.
Brown's Classes. Ask your
teacher for more info.
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* If you would like your Geneva-based, nonprofit organization and/or non-profit educational event to be mentioned in the Geneva Email News, send an email to GenevaHGS@aol.com. We only list events and organizations that are in the Geneva area or are specifically related to our rural village lifestyle. Volunteer Editor - MJM