Latest Issue: September 2016

Planes, Trains & Automobiles

Planes, Trains & Automobiles

August 28 2016

Orlando International Airport is on it’s way to become a first-of-its-kind transportation hub with construction underway of a train station and parking garage just south of the main terminal.

The train station and 2,500-space parking garage are expected to be finished late next year. The new train station will accommodate people-movers from the northern airport terminal. It will also be part of All Aboard Florida’s Brightline, the nation’s first privately funded intercity train system that will run from Miami to West Palm Beach to Orlando.

Rides from Miami to West Palm Beach start next summer. Orlando service to follow at least a year after it extends the Florida East Coast railway 44 miles from Orlando to Cocoa.

An All Aboard Florida spokesperson said it’s too early to give a completion date for that segment of the system. Ultimately the plan is to connect
Sun Rail to the station. Express trains will be able to make the 235-mile trip between Miami and Orlando in about three hours, travelling at a top speed
125 miles per hour.

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Community Calendar

Edgewood City September Events

Sep 30 2016

Events and parking are free to the public Call 407-851-2920 or check on Facebook at “The Edgewood District” for more details. The following events will take place at Bagshaw Park at Edgewood City Hall. The Market at Edgewood - Every Thursday 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm  Breast Cancer Awareness Kick-off at The Market Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm Food Truck Bazaar Fifth Fridays Friday, September 30, 2016 - 6 pm to 9 pm

Conway Days Fall Festival 

Oct 01 2016

9:00AM -2:00PM Conway United Methodist Church  3401 S. Conway Road Vendors, Crafts, Rummage Sale, Plant Sale, Food, Games and children’s activities

Story Time at Leu Gardens

Oct 03 2016

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 mos to 2 yrs) 10:40 am - 11:00 am Preschool Time (3-5 yrs olds) Visit for more events and information.

Retired Educators Meeting

Oct 06 2016

The Orange County Retired Educators Association will meet Thursday, October 6, 10:00 AM, at College Park United Methodist Church, 644 W. Princeton Street, Orlando, for a program presented by the League of Women Voters on amendments to be on the November ballot. Call 407-677-0446. Anyone who has worked in education is invited to join.

Screamin’ Green Hauntoween at Crayola Experience

Oct 07 2016

Ends in about 1 month

Werewolves, witches and monsters - oh my! Spooky and colorful family fun awaits during Screamin’ Green Hauntoween at Crayola Experience, October 7-31. In addition to 26 exciting hands-on attractions you’ll create monster-rific crafts, snap spooktacular character photos, go on a themed scavenger hunt and even trick-or-treat (weekends only) throughout the attraction. There is so much to BOO - you may never leave! All included with the price of admission. General Admission: $22.99 + tax per person. Annual Passes: $29.99 + tax per person. Save when you buy online, go to

The UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Annual Fundraiser

Oct 08 2016

9am to 4pm. The event will be held at Orange County Extension Education Center, 6021 S. Conway Road. Free Parking and Admission Plant Vendors, Artisans, Seminars, Garden Shop, Raffle, Children’s Activities, Food Trucks, Garden Tours, A FREE RAFFLE TICKET . . . and MORE! The proceeds from this event go toward increasing the visibility of Orange County Master Gardener Volunteers and projects throughout the county. This year’s main project is a collaboration with Nemours Children’s Hospital community gardens initiative at Head Start Facilities in Orange County.

Huge Yard Sale

Oct 08 2016

7:00 AM - 4:00 PM Sunday, October 9th (Half-Price Sale) 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM at First Christian Church 2565 E. Kaley Avenue, 32806 Clothes, shoes, furniture, dishes, electronics, toys, collectibles, tools, books and more.

Counsel for Caregivers

Oct 15 2016

12:10 pm At the Orlando Public Library, Third Floor, Albertson Room, 101 E. Central Blvd, Orlando FL 32801. Presentation held on “Rear of Forgetting” given by Dr. Richard Tucker, Professor Emeritus,

Annual Fall Jazz’n Blues Concert

Oct 15 2016

7 – 10 pm This years concert will be highlighting three very remarkable groups: Tampa’s very own bluesy Betty Fox Band, Orlando’s jazzy Robert Harris Group and Cocoa’s blues group the Matt Sams Band. The three bands will perform in three different locations in the beautiful 50-acre botanical gardens. With such talent, you’ll want to hear them all! Pack a dinner picnic basket full of your favorite foods and drink, alcohol is permitted. Seating is recommended, either chairs or blanket - this is an outdoor concert event. Advance Tickets on sale October 1, 2016, $15 plus tax general admission, $11 plus tax Garden Members. Tickets the day of will be available online or at the door Saturday, October 15, 2016, $20 plus tax each. For more information on tickets visit the Gardens’ website at All proceeds benefit Leu Gardens’ programs.

Diabetes Prevention Program

Oct 19 2016

Begins Wed. October 19, 2016 (meets for 16 weeks) 1:00pm-2:00pm or 5:30-6:30pm (2 groups available) Join us for a 16-week proven lifestyle change program focusing on healthy eating, being active, and preventing diabetes. Classes conducted in a supportive small group setting with LuAnn Duncan. Class is free of charge but requires a 16-week, then bi-weekly/monthly/quarterly meeting commitment. To qualify you must be 18 or older and either have a family history of diabetes, overweight, diagnosed with pre-diabetes, and/ or have a doctor script/ referral. For details email or call 407- 254-9218.

Lakeshore Landscapes

Oct 20 2016

6-7:30pm or Tues. Oct. 25th 10-11:30am 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. $5.00 per household. Register at

Community Yard Sale

Oct 22 2016

Cresent Park Neighborhood Saturday, Oct. 22 - 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. West on Judge Road from Conway Road

Conway Farmers Market Kicks of f Season

Oct 23 2016

Our next Conway Farmer’s Market will be Sunday, October 23, 11 A.M. -3 P.M. at Barber Park. This will be a KIDS of CONWAY day with many opportunities to play games and win prizes, along with touch-a-truck for the little ones. Kids are encouraged to dress up in their Halloween costumes and parade around the park. The wonderful Master Gardeners will be back for more plant propagation demos to show people how to easily multiply plants through cuttings.

Market at Edgewood Every Thursday

Oct 27 2016

All events held in Bagshaw Park at Edgewood City Hall, 405 Larue Avenue, Edgewood, FL 32809 Call 407-851-2920 for more information. 5:30 to 8:30 pm Kids Halloween Costume Party with DJ Rafael Plus Farmers Market and food trucks

Fall Festival at Azalea Park United Methodist Church

Oct 29 2016

5pm-8pm; 50 Willow Dr, Orlando 32807 FREE!! Games, prizes, food, music, and an old fashioned Cake Walk. Face painting. Bounce House. Costumes are encouraged. Trunk or Treat. Families wishing to participating in Trunk or Treat (Handing out candy), please contact the church office by phone at 407-277-3472 or by email at azaleaparkumc@ to register.

Cornerstone Charter Academy's Fall Festival

Nov 05 2016

11 am - 4 pm. Fun for the whole family. DJ, live entertainment, bounce houses, cake walk, food, shopping, laser tag and rock wall.

Rock ‘n Craft Event

Nov 12 2016

Central Florida Mineral & Gem Society, a non-profit organization, is hosting Open House and a Rock ‘n Craft Event at 6100 S. Orange Ave., Orlando, FL 32809 November 12, 2016 from 9 am to 3 pm. Spaces of 10’ x 10’ are available for rent at $20 to display and sell your goods. For more information, contact 407-816-1229.