Latest Issue: August 2014

School Starts August 18th!

School Starts August 18th!

July 28 2014

The new school year begins on Monday, August 18. The Orange County Public Schools web sight offers important information about Meet the Teacher dates and other events. On this page, you’ll find important enrollment information, plus tips, suggestions and resource links. For more information call 407-317-3463 or go on line at

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Community Calendar

Huge Rummage Sale & Flea Market

Jul 31 2014

Ends in 3 days

Blessed Trinity Catholic Church hosts this popular, annual charitable event! CCW ladies are busy again, with lots of GREAT BARGAINS & FUN! Donation collection: Parish Center – BACK DOOR Signs posted to direct you. 4545 Anderson Rd (across from Conway Middle School) Donation times begin: Saturday June 28: 11am-3pm (first collection day) Mondays and Wednesdays 11 am to 2 pm Tuesdays & Thursdays 5 pm to 7 pm Saturdays, 11 am to 3 pm For additional information: call Susan 407.353.5353

Date Night at Leu Gardens

Aug 01 2014

See a classic movie or current feature film on one of the largest outdoor screens in Central Florida. Come early and enjoy a stroll in the 50-acre garden before the movie. This month's film is "You Can’t Take It with You" (NR) Cost: $6 adults, $3 kids Gardens open at 6:00pm and movie begins at 8:30pm

Story Time at Leu Gardens

Aug 04 2014

10:00 - 11:00 am Harry P. Leu Gardens offers free admission from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the first Monday of every month. Story Time provided by the Orange County Library System 10:00 am - 10:15 am Infant Time (up to 18 months) 10:20 am - 10:35 am Toddler Time (18 mntht - 2yrs) 10:40 am - 11:00 am Preschool Time (3 to 5 yeaars)

Lakeshore Landscapes

Aug 12 2014

6:30-8pm Right plant, right place is the overriding principle in a Florida Landscape including the shoreline. This presentation will guide you in making the best decisions for your shoreline landscape and help to protect the waterfront. It will explain the purpose of the band of life surrounding the lake and provide information to assist in planning your lakeside maintenance or restoration. FREE. Register on-line at

Boone New Student Orientation

Aug 14 2014

6 PM BHS Auditorium New Braves and Parents welcome!

Irrigation Retrofit

Aug 19 2014

6:30-8pm Retrofitting an irrigation system is easier than it sounds. In this interactive class, we will teach homeowners the step-by- step process of converting parts of their irrigation system to micro-sprays for more efficient watering. FREE. Register on-line at

Simple Solutions – Smoking and Grilling

Aug 19 2014

10:00am to 12:00pm Class is $12.00 per person. Register and pay online at:

Counsel for Caregivers

Aug 21 2014

12:10 pm At the Orlando Public Library, Third Floor, Albertson Room, 101 E. Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801 to be held on Protecting Your Credit, give by Marcia Miller from ClearPoint. Please RSVP to or 407.836.7446.

Edgewood Farmers Market/Chefs on Wheels

Aug 21 2014

5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Edgewood Farmers Market/Chefs on Wheels will feature a special evening, with a waterslide for the kids, and live entertainment to be provided. Our Farmer’s Market features fresh produce, organic spices and mixes, homemade jellies, fresh baked bread, and local honey. Enjoy a delicious dinner from Chefs on Wheels, one of our food trucks. We invite you to come out and enjoy a great evening. For more information please see the Edgewood District facebook page or e-mail us at! Edgewood Market is located at 405 Larue Ave just off Orange Ave and the hours are 5-8 p.m.

Success with Roses

Aug 21 2014

2-3:30pm Roses can be difficult to grow in central Florida. Learn what type of roses do best in our climate and tips on how to keep them looking healthy and in bloom. FREE. Register on-line at

Peppers – Some Like it Hot!

Aug 21 2014

10-11:30am Peppers are a favorite vegetable in the home vegetable garden. Some like the taste, some like the ornamental value, and some like them hot. Learn about the history of the pepper, what pepper varieties are best adapted to the Central Florida climate, and how to best grow them. $5 per household; register at

Charity Bunco Bash

Aug 23 2014

6:30-9:00pm. The Kiwanis Club of South Orlando is hosting a charity BUNCO BASH. Tickets are $25. The proceeds benefit our annual Bike Build, in which we build and donate bikes to needy children in the south Orlando area.

National Honey Bee Awareness Day

Aug 23 2014

10 am to 5 pm At the Orange County Extension Offices (IFAS) located at 6021 S. Conway Road. This popular annual event brings local beekeepers and the general public together for an education/honey sales blast. Each year, the OBBA beekeepers bottle up their honey and sell their unique varieties for this once a year, one day event. Visit for more information.

Seed Swap at Leu Gardens

Aug 23 2014

9:00 am - Noon Do you have extra seeds that you don’t need or didn’t plant? If so, you can bring them to Leu Gardens annual fall Seed Swap. Seed swapping is free, fun, and best of all, the find – you may find seeds you’ve always wanted to try. Plus, if you participate you will be able to go in the gardens for free the same day. Bring your extra seeds packaged in small packets and labeled with the botanical name and/or common name of the plant and exchange for other seeds you need or want. Leu Gardens’ horticulture staff will check in the seeds and place them in the right category. Fall is a great time to plant in Central Florida, so come out to the Seed Swap and start gardening. Experts will be on hand to answer your questions.

Safe Sushi at Home

Aug 30 2014

12:30pm Class is $10.00 per person. Register and pay online at:

4th Annual Basket Social

Sep 13 2014

Mark your calendars for our 4th Annual Basket Social for an opportunity to win beautiful gift baskets and prizes! Refreshments too!! Tickets: 25 for a $10 donation. View baskets and submit tickets between 4:00 and 5:00pm. Drawings begin at 5:00pm. This year proceeds will go for necessary repairs to our church, such as roofing, flooring, and sidewalks. Located at Azalea Park United Methodist Church (50 Willow Dr, Orlando 32807. For more information contact our church office at 407-277-3472 or visit our web site at