Latest Issue: May 2016

Scouts Trek State

Scouts Trek State

April 25 2016

Congratulations to Boy Scout Troop 283 Conway United Methodist Church and Pine Castle United Methodist Church Troop 36 who, during 3 days over the spring break, rode their bikes across the State of Florida! 26 Scout and leaders rode for 3 days from Ormond Beach to Crystal River for a total of 140 miles! The scouts encountered every form of weather— heavy winds, rain, hills and sunny skies.Most of the Scouts took this trip to finish up the last part of the Cycling Merit Badge completing a 50 mile trip. Some just did it for fun and accomplishment!

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Community Calendar

Retired Educators Luncheon Meeting

May 05 2016

12:00 PM The Orange County Retired Educators Association will meet Thursday, May 5, at 12 noon, at College Park United Methodist Church, 644 W. Princeton Street, Orlando, for their Spring Luncheon. $14. Reservations necessary. Call 407-644-7092. Anyone who has worked in education is invited to join.

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea

May 06 2016

2:00 PM @ the Beardall Senior Center. 800 Delaney Avenue. Call 407-246-4440 for more information.

Date Nights at Leu Gardens

May 06 2016

8:30 p.m. Date Nights at Leu Gardens offers a unique and beautiful setting to a see a classic or current feature film outdoors in the gardens. Come early and stroll the 50-acre gardens before the movie. Movies are shown the first Friday of every month from February through December (no movie in July). Leu Gardens opens at 6:00 p.m. The movie for May is MI: Rogue Nation. Pack a dinner picnic basket and a blanket or chairs, alcohol is permitted. Grilled items, popcorn and drinks are available for purchase. Garden admission: $6 adult, $3 child (K-12th grade) and free admission for Leu Garden Members, weather permitting. Leu Gardens is located at 1920 N. Forest Avenue, Orlando, 32803. For more information please contact the Leu Gardens at 407.246.2620 and visit leugardens. org for movie selections.

Minor Vegetables – Expanding the Season

May 07 2016

9-10:30 am There are many vegetables not listed in the Florida Vegetable Gardening Guide that will do well in Central Florida vegetable garden if the season and unique vegetables are matched to the climate. Learn the basic information about growing “miscellaneous” (specialty, ethnic, oriental) vegetables that may expand your vegetable gardening season for more great food from your garden. $5.00 per household. Register at

Leu Gardens Mothers Day

May 08 2016

9 AM to 5:00 PM FREE Admission for Moms all day, Take a stroll with your mom exploring 50-acres of beautiful gardens including Florida’s largest rose garden which is in full bloom the month of May. Visit the butterfly garden where you will marvel at the many different species fluttering by. While in the gardens, stop at the historic Leu House, a restored 1880’s home listed on the National Register of Historic Place. Special tours are given of the home and you will learn about the four families that lived on the property. We hope you enjoy this special day with your Mom. Treat your mom to a special sweet in the gardens from Suggarbuzz and Peak Season Pops who will be selling delicious desserts for your sweet tooth. Garden Admission is $10 adult and $3 child K-12 and free for Moms on this special day.

Pine Castle Woman’s Club Meeting

May 11 2016

10 AM to 12 PM We will be celebrating the end of its 75th year of service to the community with the installation of officers and the presentation of two awards, the Florence Bumby Fishback Award for Exceptional Community Service and the Shirley Cannon Volunteer of the Year Award.

Counsel for Caregivers

May 11 2016

12:10 p.m. At the Orlando Public Library, Third Floor, Albertson Room, 101 E. Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801. Presentation held on “Understanding Dementia Behaviors?” given by Audrey Hausser Burnett from the Orlando Health Center of Aging. Please RSVP to or 407.836.7446

Barber Park Farmer's Market

May 15 2016

11 A.M. - 3 p.m. Orange County Master Gardeners will be at the Farmer’s Market at Barber Park just in time for the Spring planting season. Bring your horticulture questions or get tips and advice directly from Master Gardeners. You may even bring plants to show problems in your yard or garden. The Conway Market is a great place to find special and customized gifts for Father’s Day while enjoying the last Conway Farmer’s Market until next fall. Vendors will be offering a wide variety of food to enjoy on sight or take away, local produce, organic eggs, honey and baked goods, healing oils and treatments, along with live music and local student performers

Crazy Caterpillar

May 18 2016

Herndon Branch Library - Wednesday, May 18, 3:30 p.m. Join the crazy caterpillar for an afternoon of games and crawly fun! Ages 3-5.

Edgewood Farmers Market

May 19 2016

Thursday, May 19th from 9 to 9 pm Food trucks, live music, farmers market and artisan vendors All events are held at Bagshaw Park at 405 Larue Avenue, Edgewood, F 32809. All events and parking are free to the public!

Latin Fun Fiesta

May 21 2016

Southeast Branch Library - Saturday, May 21, 2 p.m. Kids, join us for a fun Maya and Miguel celebration! Activities, crafts and culture await you at this program that will prove to be “muy fabuloso”. Ages 6-12.

Introduction to Pressure Canning

May 28 2016

9:00 am to noon This class is for people who have never before canned using a pressure canner. Learn the basics and how to apply them to more advanced canning. All low acid foods (vegetables and meats) must be canned in a pressure canner to ensure safety. These home canned foods can make meal time preparation quicker and easier and are great to have on hand in case of a power outage. Cost $15

Drive-In Movie

May 28 2016

Herndon Branch Library - Saturday, May 28, 2 p.m. Let’s turn the library into a drive-in movie theatre! Create your very own car and watch a blockbuster movie. Ages 6-12.

Orange County Hurricane Expo

Jun 04 2016

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Orange County encourages residents to take steps to be prepared for hurricane season. At the Renaissance Senior Center at South Econ Community Park, which is located at 3800 South Econlockhatchee Trail. The free, one-day event will offer preparedness information. Free preparedness items, including weather radios and first aid kits, will be distributed while supplies last. Participants will also learn how to track storms, pack a disaster kit and prepare an emergency plan for their pets. Hurricane season begins June 1 and ends November 30, 2016. For more information call or email: (407) 836-9140 or

4-H Garden Explorers Summer Camp

Jul 18 2016

Ends in 3 months

8:00 am-12:30 pm Ages 9-11 $50 Register Here! To pay with credit card go to: