Program on frogs promises to be ribbiting

Frogs are an integral part of the food web and tadpoles keep waterways clean by feeding on algae.

Steve Johnson, associate professor of wildlife ecology and conservation at the University of Florida, will present "Ribbets, Croaks, Tadpoles and Frogs" at the next Trout Lake Nature Center's Friday Night Naturalist program at 6 p.m. Friday.

Johnson will talk about what makes a frog a frog, the unique characteristics of amphibians and discuss the state of amphibian conservation.

The program is free, but donation will be accepted.

Trout Lake is at 520 E. County Road 44 Bypass, Eustis. Details: 352-357-7536.

Country breakfast

The Lake County Shrine Club will serve an all-you-can-eat country-breakfast buffet from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at the club's facility, 424 N. Duncan Drive (State Road 19 south of Tavares).

Cost is $6 and includes juice and coffee.

The public is welcome. Groups of 12 or more need to call in advance. Details: 352-343-2582.

Microsoft Word 2013

Leesburg Public Library will offer a pair of Microsoft Word 2013 classes at the library, 100 E. Main St.

Participants will learn the basics of how to create, edit and print a basic document, spell check, text editor and font manager from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 19 .

The Aug. 21 class will meet from 10 a.m. to noon. Participants will learn how to use Smart Art options, clip art and pictures to make a flier.

Participants should know how to use a mouse and understand the basics of Microsoft Windows for both sessions.

Both classes are free, but pre-registration is required by calling the library 352-728-9790 or email

Book club

Cooper Memorial Library's book club will meet at 5 p.m. Aug. 19 in Room 108B in the library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive, Clermont. The group will discuss "Touch & Go" by Lisa Gardner.

For more information, call 352-536-2275.

Captain prep course

The Triangle Boat Club will host "Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel," a course to prepare applicants for the U.S. Coast Guard captain's license test. The course is being offered through Adams Marine Seminars.