Lake County agency will auction animals, including horses, rooster

Lake County Animal Services will host an animal auction at 11 a.m. Saturday at the shelter, 28123 County Road 561, Tavares.

The following animals will be up for auction: a mini stallion, Arabian mare, Arabian gelding and rooster.

Animals are sold "as is," but all horses must have a negative Coggins test. Minimum bids for horses start at $100.

Animals will be auctioned off to the highest bidder and must be removed from the property before 4 p.m.

Cash, money orders, certified check and credit cards will be accepted.

For more information or to make a donation to the shelter, visit or call 352-343-9688.

Benefit 5K Run/Walk

Marion County 4-H Club will host its inaugural "Color Me Green Fun Run" 5K at 9 a.m. Saturday at Tuscawilla Park, 829 N.E. Sanchez Ave., north of State Road 40 in Ocala.

The family-friendly event will benefit the Marion County 4-H youth development program.

Registration begins at 8 a.m.

Entry fee is $35 a person. To register, visit

Participants should wear clothes they don't mind getting painted green.

For more information about the race or 4-H programs, call 352-671-8400 or visit or visit

Library happenings

Marianne Beck Memorial Library, 112 W. Central Ave. in Howey-in-the-Hills, is hosting a scrabble tournament from 2 to 5 p.m. every Monday in August. All ages are welcome.

The library also will give a prize to the patron, who reads the most books from the Amazon list of 100 during August.

Canasta is played at 2 p.m. every Wednesday. Cards are provided.

The library's quilting club will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 18. New members are welcome.

"Homeschooler Back to School Day" is noon to 2 p.m. Aug. 25.

To register, call the library at 352-324-0254.