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'Talladega Nights' featured at Leesburg Food Truck-N-Flick Night

July 9, 2013

YellowBrix

July 09--Leesburg will have Food Truck-N-Flick Night from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday in Towne Square, 510 W. Main St. downtown.

Jeff Whitfield will perform.

Participants also can watch a free movie at 8:30 p.m. on a 24-foot-high outdoor movie screen. The Free Movie Nights film will be the comedy "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly. Ferrell is a NASCAR stock car racing champ who does not welcome competition.

Jeff Whitfield also will perform.

Families are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chairs to watch the movie.

Details: foodtrucknflick.leesburgpartnership.com.

Mote-Morris House

The historic Mote-Morris House, 1195 W. Magnolia St., Leesburg, will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday for regular free tours. The Queen Anne-style house was built in 1892.

Details: 352-787-5969 or leesburgheritagesociety.com.

Scholarship banquet

The fifth annual Usos Foundation Lia Maivia Fundraising Scholarship Banquet is scheduled for 5 p.m. Aug. 3 in the recreation center at Minneola City Hall, 800 N. U.S. Highway 27.

Activities include dinner, dancing, entertainment, hula dance contest, silent auction, 50-50 drawing, door prizes and scholarship presentation.

The nonprofit organization, which offers positive alternative choices to young people, was started by professional wrestling legend Afa Anoa'i, a member of the famous wrestling duo "The Wild Samoans," and his wife, Lynn, in 1999.

Afa Anoa'i runs the Wild Samoan Training Center in Minneola.

Tickets are $50 and available online at usosfoundation.org and click on "events" or contact Lynn Anoa'i at usosfoundation@aol.com or 352-988-5499.

Financial management

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences in partnership with the Lake, Hillsborough, Duval and Okaloosa counties extension offices will offer the following free financial management "webinars" (seminars on the Web).

--July 18 is "Financial Planning When Retirement is Near." Calculate expense needs, strategies to make assets last, required minimum distributions and how to choose a financial professional. Register at bit.ly/RetireIncome.

--Aug. 15 is "Reverse Mortgages." Learn how reverse mortgages work, eligibility, costs and loan types. Register at bit.ly/RevMort.

--Sept. 26 is "Funeral Planning." The program includes a discussion about preplanning, final disposition options and selecting funeral services and products. Register at bit.ly/FuneralPlan.

All webinars are from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

For more information, call Julie England at 352-343-4101, Ext. 2721, or email julieeng@ufl.edu.

Classic-film series

W.T. Bland Public Library will offer its classic-film series program during the summer.

The free series is at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of each month through August at the library, 1995 N. Donnelly St., Mount Dora.

Complimentary popcorn and lemonade will be provided.

For the name of the film or details, call 352-735-7180, Option 5, or stop by the library for handout.

dmanis@tribune.com

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