For years, The VHA has had a signature monthly event formerly known as “VHA New Resident Night.” Because most of The Villages’ residents live in Sumter County, it featured representatives of Sumter offices, along with District Government and other organizations of interest to newcomers. We recognized that we were missing too many residents with the name, so now it’s “Residents’ Information Night”.

As North Area Vice President, I noticed that not many folks from either Lake County or Marion County were attending. So, we are adding some additional focused programs. Whether you have recently bought a home in Lake or Marion County or have been living here for a long time, what I am about to tell you may be ideal for you.

On January 23, the South Area is holding a Leesburg and Lake County focused program at Ezell Recreation Center. Learn more at

The next night, we in the North are hosting “VHA’s Marion County Residents’ Information Night” at Mulberry Grove Recreation Center. Here are the particulars:

What: VHA’s Marion County Residents’ Information Night

Where: Mulberry Grove Recreation Center
8445 SE 165th Mulberry Lane

When: Wednesday, January 24, 2024
Doors open at 6:00 PM
Presentations begin at 6:30 PM

The following are invited to display and present:

Marion County: County District 3 Commissioner Matthew McClain, Tax Collector, Property Appraiser, Supervisor of Elections, Sheriff’s Office, Fire and Rescue

District Government: Property Management, Public Safety Department, Recreation & Parks, Executive Golf, Community Standards

Other Organizations: Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), The Villages Health

This event is open to all residents of The Villages. Bring your Villages ID card for entry, and bring your neighbors even if they’re not currently VHA members!

Also, keep checking our Website Events Page for the March 12th VHA Residents’ Information Night at La Hacienda Recreation Center, where we will be featuring Lady Lake and Lake County officials, along with District Government and other pertinent organizations.

Karl Arps
VHA VP-North