Latest Issue: November 2015

Handel's Messiah - November 29th - Admission Free

Handel's Messiah - November 29th - Admission Free

November 03 2015

The Messiah Choral Society will present their 43rd annual performance of Handel’s “Messiah” on Sunday, November 29th, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Center in Downtown Orlando (doors open at 2:15). Admission is free – no tickets are required. The nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization raises all the funds necessary to produce and present this performance as a gift to the Central Florida community every year. Conducted by Dr. John Sinclair, Chair and Professor of Music at Rollins College, the concert features many familiar masterworks such as the “Hallelujah Chorus,” performed by the 120+ member choir, professional soloists and orchestra.

The Society’s first performance was in 1973, conducted by founder Bill Jarvis, a prominent church music director in Orlando.  Mr. Jarvis formed the Society because he believed that Handel’s “Messiah” is an oratorio worthy of a choral group dedicated solely to its performance.  From its inception, the mission of the Society has been to present Handel’s “Messiah” free to the public and open to all singers.  This tradition has continued annually through now, their 43rd season.

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Community Calendar

Drop In Chess

Nov 09 2015

Ends in about 8 hours

Mondays, November 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Drop in for a game of chess at the library. Chess sets are available for play and rule sheets are provided. Chess has been shown to have many educational benefits, including teaching foresight, planning, patience and the ability to seek alternative solutions. All ages.  

Festival of Lights

Nov 30 2015

Ends in 4 days

Cypress Grove Park. Monday November 30th - Friday December 4th. Bringer family and friends to drive through acres of sparkling light displays, sure to put anyone in the holiday spirit. 6:30 PM =n 9:30 PM $3 per drive-thru vehicle.

Retired Educators Meeting

Dec 03 2015

10:00 AM The Orange County Retired Educators Association will meet at College Park United Methodist Church, 644 W. Princeton Street, Orlando, Sounds of the Season musical program presented by Orange County Public School students. Call 407-677-0446.  Anyone who has worked in education is invited to join.

Wild Florida Field Trip

Dec 04 2015

Beardall Senior Center Activities. 9 a.m. – 3p.m. Cost: $47.00 Payment due December 1st or when bus is full

Community Arts & Crafts Festival

Dec 05 2015

The Community Improvement Initiative, a Florida non-profit, is hosting a Community Arts and Crafts Festival for Conway and the surrounding area at Park of the Americas.  The location is  201 Andes Ave, Orlando 32807 on December 5th.  Park of the Americas is one of City of Orlando’s newest,  and most beautiful parks located off Underhill east of Conway Road.   Vendor booths and sponsorships are available.  Enjoy arts, crafts, food and games.   More details at w w w.

Neighborhood Garage Sale

Dec 05 2015

Lake Conway Estates is having their annual neighborhood garage sale December 5th. More than 30 homes participated last year.

American Legion Post 286 Annual Children’s Christmas Party & Blood Donation

Dec 05 2015

December 5th from 12-2pm Each child has to be pre-register by December 2nd, by calling 407-859-1460 with child’s name, age and gender. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited to 100 children for this free event. Each child will receive an age and gender appropriate gift from Santa. 529 E. Fairlane Ave., Orlando, Fl. 32809 December 5th from 8 am - 12pm This Holiday season give the gift of Life by Donating Blood at the American Legion Post 286 , 529 E. Fairlane Ave. Orlando, Fl. The Big Red bus will be at the Post from 8am-12 pm.

LEGO® Contest       

Dec 05 2015

Orlando Public Library                                    Saturday, December 5, 2-4 p.m. Enter the 4th annual OCLS LEGO® Contest and show off your LEGO® creation. Join us for fun demonstrations and vote in the People’s Choice Award! Categories are Preschool to Kindergarten, Grades 1-3 and Grades 4-6. Visit for complete rules and guidelines. Pre-registration is required. Call 407.835.7323 by Thursday, December 3, 6 p.m to sign up. Sponsored by iBrickAcademy, LEGOLAND, the Central Florida Fair, K & H Brick Supply, NAWIC and Exploding Bacon Robotics Club.  

Story Time at Leu Gardens

Dec 07 2015

Harry P. Leu Gardens offers free admission from 9 am to 5 pm 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 months to 2 yrs) 10:40 am - 11:00 am Preschool Time (3 - 5 yrs olds) Visit for more events and information.


Dec 10 2015

Thursday, December 10 Get your letters and wish lists ready because Reindeer Dan Drummond is going to pilot Santa Claus into Edgewood City Hall so that girls and boys of all ages, and even their pets, can visit with the jolly old elf. Highlights of the event include: • Santa’s ETA by helicopter is 6:30 pm • Visits with Santa are free • Santa will be available until 8:30 pm that evening for photos. • Guests will enjoy live music in Bagshaw Park during the Farmers Market • Food Trucks including SMAC, Peru Power, Caro-Bama Barbeque, and Taste Buds. Join us 405 Larue Avenue at Bagshaw Park (near Edgewood City Hall) for the following events:

Counsel for Caregivers

Dec 17 2015

12:10 pm At the Orlando Public Library, Third Floor, Albertson Room, 101 E. Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801. Presentation held on “Meditation, Relaxation & Reiki for Caregivers” given by Georgiana Johnson, Qi Consciousness. Please RSVP to or 407.836.7446.

17th Annual 5K Fun Walk/Run

Jan 16 2016

8:00 AM Starts at the Shenandoah Lake Lot, then meanders thru Shenandoah and Lake Conway Woods and ends at LCWA lake lot. Pre-Registration prices if received by Wednesday, January 13th - Individuals $8, family $25 Day of Race for individuals $10; family $30. Proceeds go to the Russell Home for Atypical Children. If you wish to make an additional donation for the Russell Home please bring checks on race day made out to Russell Home. Race Checks made payable to the Lake Conway Woods Association. Registration and checks should be mailed to: Lake Conway Woods Association P.O. Box 568201 Orlando, FL 32856-8201 For more information contact Larry Behrens 407-857-2943.