Want to make a Dulsumer at The Rural Heritage Center, in Geneva,Fl.

There are only two places left in our dulcimer-making course. If you didn’t know we had such a course, it is because these classes are usually filled before we can announce them. That is why it is so rare to make this announcement.

This course is one of our “at your pace” classes. You tell us when you can meet to make it, whether it is Saturdays, every other Thursday, whatever. We conform to your schedule.

The tuition is $275, but there is a selection of wood and design. We guarantee that you will have a playable dulcimer at the end of the class.

For more information, please email ruralheritagecenter@gmail.com.


Game Days at The Rural Heritage Center

The Rural Heritage Center  at 101 E Main St. Geneva, Fl. will be open the second and fourth Thursdays of every month for games. Individuals and groups are welcome from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to have refreshments and play their favorite games.

There is a $3 entrance fee to help cover expenses. Cards and dominoes are available. Other games should be brought by the participants.

The first game day will be Thursday, February 11. Hope to see you there.

For more information, please email ruralheritagecenter@gmail.com


Saturday and Sunday, February 6 and 7, World famous dulcimer master Stephen Seifert

This Saturday and Sunday, February 6 and 7, World famous dulcimer master Stephen Seifert will hold workshops and a concert at the Rural Heritage Center 101 East Main St, Geneva Fl.

The workshops will be from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. There will be a concert Sunday evening after the workshop.

Stephen Seifert has been a favorite teacher and performer at mountain dulcimer festivals throughout the United States since 1991 and is a featured dulcimer soloist with the Nashville Orchestra. He has written 10 books and produces YouTube videos.

Register online at www.stephenseifet.com.


Chairman John Horan in his own words, he wants to look at changing the Rural Charter amendment voted on by the people of Seminole County

I encourage you to listen to the follow video  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDuUNkfqJIc of Chairman John Horan in his own words, he wants to look at changing the Rural Charter amendment voted on by the people of Seminole County to protect the rural area and the rural boundary.

He states we need higher density development in the rural area, and wants to change the boundary. The Rural Charter Plan he is speaking of was completed in 2006 and the commission voted then NOT to adopt any of the suggestions for the rural area which would threaten and change what you and I as citizens voted for.

I ask that if you agree with the rural charter amendment and the continuing protection of the rural area and the boundary, to write to Chairman Horan and tell him NOTHING needs to be changed, except his position as a county commissioner.

Furthermore, that he protects and supports the rural charter amendment and if he doesn’t maybe we need to look for someone else for that position.

Please send your email or letter to:

Please send e-mail to: jspry02@seminolecountyfl.gov
Phone: (407) 665-7205
Board of County Commissioners
Seminole County Services Building
1101 E. First Street
Sanford, FL 32771

At the same time please thank Commissioners Dallari, kedenfield@seminolecountyfl.gov Henley, gvenn@seminolecountyfl.gov Carey stucker@seminolecountyfl.gov and Constantine, lconstantine@seminolecountyfl.gov , for protecting our rural boundary and charter amendment.


Geneva Farmers Market

Enjoy our quaint Geneva Farmers Market on Sept 19th the 3rd Saturday, from 9 to 2 ! WE ARE INSIDE NOW out of the weather, so you can shop in comfort! next to Geneva Elementary, corner of 1st and Main Streets !


Choreographed Ballroom Dancing

The next beginner’s class in Choreographed Ballroom Dancing (aka Round Dancing) begins on Sunday, September 20th, from 3:00 to 4:00pm at the Rural Heritage Center in Geneva, located at 101 East Main Street (Corner of 1st and Main). We will be teaching the Waltz.

No previous dancing experience is required. The lessons are $5 per couple; all proceeds are donated to the Rural Heritage Center. Please click on the link below for an example of a Waltz danced by dancers at the Rural Heritage Center.For questions please email us or call 407-349-9255.Mike and Linde Hollenbeck


Florida Turpentine Industry: Friday Aug 21, 7 pm.

Florida Turpentine Industry: Friday Aug 21, 7 pm.

The Rural Heritage Center 101 East Main Street Geneva Fl. 32732

August 21, Friday – While hiking through the woods, have you ever wondered what those strange markings on older pine trees meant or what those strange pots you dug out in your yard were used for?

Mal and Mary Jo Martin of the Geneva Historical Society, will present a slide show and a display of some of the items used in the Turpentine Industry.

They will tell where some of the local turpentine stills were located and you will hear about how turpentine sap is taken from the trees, how it is distilled, and what are woods riders, cat faces, resin, rosin, hacks, chippers, dross. Also learn the everyday products that still use turpentine.

Don’t miss this informative and interesting event.


Sheriff Daily Crime Report

Daily Sheriff reports : https://www.seminolesheriff.org/external/DailyReports.aspx?pageID=96


East Region: https://www.seminolesheriff.org/external/InfoSitePage.aspx?pageID=60

The East Division Service Center is located at 1225 E. Broadway Street, Oviedo, FL 32765. The building is an 8,000 square foot facility located just east of Reed Road and west of Lockwood Road. This new facility can better accommodate the needs of the division’s deputies, supervisors, probation officers, field service officers, criminal investigators, code enforcement, office staff, citizens on patrol (COP’s), and more. Although deputy sheriffs are on duty at all times, our division office is not staffed the same. If you have an emergency, please call 9-1-1. If it is a non-emergency, please call 407.665.6650. Otherwise, you may visit us during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. The East Division Office number is 407.665.1750.



Rural Heritage Farmers Market Geneva, Fl

Rural Heritage Farmers Market is held at the Rural Heritage Center Saturday May 16th from 8 AM to 1 PM.

Honey, fresh bread, hydroponics, veggies, jams, jellys and so much more, buy local support local.

Want to learn more about the history of our Village? The Little Free Library is also there for you to get a book(s), leave a book(s). We will have a “Heritage Corner” focusing on learning a “trade” or “skill”. Want to learn about growing a garden? How about beekeeping? Soap making? Your family can learn skills together. We have 10X10 spots left to rent.
If interested, contact Trish Deer: 407-733-7514, thelogcabinmama@gmail.com. Like the farmers market on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GenevaHeritageFarmersMarket…


Spray and neuter for just $ 20. for the month of June

Spay N Save will provide 100 “Precious, Not Parents” sterilizations for $20 in June. Visit spaynsave.org or call 407-920-4894 for more information or to schedule an appointment.