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APRIL

REMEMBER - check both ways before taking off. Make sure all children are accounted for as they walk to school.

City of Apopka’s Northwest Recreation Complex, 3200 Jason Dwelley Parkway, Apopka 32712, 407-703-1784. On any given weekend, you can see many, many families in attendance at the complex participating in various organized sport programs, Amenities at the complex include: Soccer Fields, Softball Fields, Baseball Fields, Multi-Purpose Fields, Sand Volleyball Courts, Outdoor Basketball Courts, Tennis Courts, Walking Trail, Amphitheater, Playground, Concession Stands.

FRIDAY, APRIL 24

Beginning Racewalking Program: 8:05 a.m. - 9:00 a.m., at the Orange County Parks’ Magnolia Park, 2929 Binion Rd., Apopka. The program is for people age 12 and older, and is free. Pre-registration is required by calling 407-886-4231. For park information, visit www.orangecountyparks.net.

F.U.S.I.O.N. Children’s Club: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., at The First Baptist Church of Apopka. Activities include Bible study, craft time, and singing for ages 5 years through 5th grade. For more information, call First Baptist, 407-886-2628.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, APRIL 25 & 26

Apopka Art & Foliage Festival, sponsored by GFWC Apopka Woman’s Club, Saturday April 25, begins at 9:00 a.m. and Sunday, April 26 begins at 10:00 a.m. in Kit Land Nelson Park. Great way to spend time in the park, be entertained, find items of interest and enjoy good food.

SUNDAY, APRIL 26

Beginning Racewalking Program: 8:05 a.m. - 9:00 a.m., at the Orange County Parks’ Magnolia Park, 2929 Binion Rd., Apopka. The program is for people age 12 and older, and is free. Pre-registration is required by calling 407-886-4231. For park information, visit www.orangecountyparks.net.

F.U.S.I.O.N. Children’s Club: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., at The First Baptist Church of Apopka. Activities include Bible study, craft time, and singing for ages 5 years through 5th grade. For more information, call First Baptist, 407-886-2628.

MONDAY, APRIL 27

Beginning Racewalking Program: 5:00 p.m. - 5:55 p.m., at the Orange County Parks’ Magnolia Park, 2929 Binion Rd., Apopka. The program is for people age 12 and older, and is free. Pre-registration is required by calling 407-886-4231. For park information, visit www.orangecountyparks.net.

TOPS Chapter #114: Weigh-in is 6:45 p.m., and the meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. Take Off Pounds Sensibly. TOPS Club, Inc. is a non-profit, noncommercial weight-loss support organization. Meetings are currently held at Radiant Life Church, 3151 Clarcona-Ocoee Rd. For information, please call 407-312-0849, or go to www.tops.org.

Toastmasters: Every Monday, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., (Address change 4/3/15) in the Museum of Apopkans, 122 E 5th St, Apopka, FL 32703. For more information, (Number changed) call 407-765-2629 or visit www.Apopkatoastmasters.org

TUESDAY, APRIL 28

Walk and Talk: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m., at Magnolia Park. Call 407-886-4231 for more information.

NEW: Fitness Class, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:00 a.m., at Fran Carlton Center, 11 N Forest Avenue, and sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation and the Senior Resource Alliance of Florida. This class will focus on mobility, balance and range of motion. Call 407-703-1631 for information.

Art Class: 9:00 a.m., at the Fran Carlton Center, 11 N. Forest Ave., Apopka. For more information, call and leave message for Nancy McDonald at 407-703-1631.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29


Zumba Silver for Seniors, 8:00 a.m. Fran Carlton Center, 11 N Forest Avenue. Free, fun, dance-type class that is slower-paced than traditional Zumba classes. Call 407-703-1741 for information.

TOPS Chapter #646. Take Off Pounds Sensibly meeting begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 10:30 a.m. TOPS Club, Inc. is a non-profit, noncommercial weight-loss support organization. Meetings are held at Compass Community Church, 9635 Bear Lake Road, Apopka. Call 407-884-7889 for more information.

Cards & Bridge: 9:30 a.m. for SENIORS. Come and join the fun, or bring in some friends and start your own. Call 407-703-1631 for information.

Crafts & Chatter and Board Games: 9:30 a.m. for SENIORS. This is an informal gathering of senior adults who enjoy playing board games or creating projects. Call 407-703-1631 for information.

Tiny Tales - Rhyme Time for You and Baby: At 10:15 a.m., lasts approximately 15 min. every Wed. For infants birth to 18 months, OCLS North Orange Branch.*

Toddler Time: At 10:45 a.m., every Wed., Especially for children ages 18 to 36 months and lasts approximately 20 minutes. OCLS North Orange Branch.*

Storybook Fun for Your Little One: At 11:15 a.m. every Wed. Recommended for children ages three to five. The programs are free and last approximately 30 minutes. OCLS North Orange Branch.*

THURSDAY, APRIL 30



Walking Club: SENIORS 8:00 a.m. City of Apopka. Will meet at Magnolia Park. Call 407-886-4231 for information.

Exercise Class for seniors, 9 a.m., Fran Carlton Center, 11 N Forest Avenue, Apopka. Call 407-703-1784 for info.

Rotary Luncheon Meeting, 12:00 Noon, at the Florida Hospital Apopka, Community Room, 201 N. Park Avenue. Speaker to be announced. Call 407-880-0335 for information.

Karate Class for seniors, 6 p.m., Fran Carlton Center, 11 N Forest Avenue, Apopka. Call 407-703-1784 for info.

Motorcycle Night: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. at Porkie’s BBQ, 256 E. Main St., Apopka. Every Thursday night will feature drawings, prizes, trophies and just plain showing off. For information, call 407-880-3351.

UPCOMING EVENTS


AHS Darter Chorus, Thursday, April 30 and Friday, May 1, 7:30 p.m. both nights, in AHS Auditorium, 555 West Martin St., to present Variety 2015 - On Broadway. Cost $5 per person and program directed by Linda Boot. Groups participating are Chorale, Varsity Voices, Bel Canto, Viva Voce and more. Quality entertainment at a nominal cost.

Zellwood Community Center’s garage/yard sale, Saturday, May 2, and Sunday, May 3. Saturday from 8 a.m.-1 p.m., and Sunday is the fill-the-bag sale from 1-2 p.m. Sale benefits the community center and donations for the sale are being accepted now at 3160 Union Street, Zellwood. Contact Denny Shiver at 407-884-6222 for additional information..

Golf Tournament to benefit Loaves & Fishes, Friday, May 8, at Apopka Golf & Tennis Club at Errol Estate, with check-in time beginning at 10 a.m., lunch at 11:30 a.m., and shotgun start for golf at 12:30 p.m. Cost is $98 per person and includes golf, lunch, dinner, three mulligans, and entry into a putting contest. The cost is $75 without dinner, and $25 for dinner only. Hole sponsorships available at $100. To register, visit www.maitlandpres.org/golf or email rdavis@argofl.com. Tournament is the fourth annual Larry Campbell Memorial Golf Tournament.

Run 4 Mom 5k race, NW Recreation Complex (amphitheater), Saturday, May 9, 7:30 a.m. Cost $25. Organized by National Jr. Beta Club chapter of Trinity Christian School to raise money for charity. Proceeds will go toward Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida, Save the Manatee Club, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and other local service projects.

MEMORIAL DAY program sponsored by City of Apopka and VFW Post 10147 will begin at 11:00 and end at noon on Monday, May 25, in the Edgewood/Greenwood Cemetery. The Community is invited to attend. Lunch afterward is served at Apopka Community Center/VFW Post 10147 at 519 S Central Avenue.

ONGOING EVENTS

DMV Florida Licensing on Wheels (FLOW) mobile van will be in Apopka in the parking lot of City Hall on the first and third Thursdays of each month until the end of the year between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. for basic driver license services. No written or driving tests are given from mobile units.

City Council, first Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., and third Wednesday, at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, City Hall, 120 E. Main St., Apopka. All meetings open to the public. Subject to change with notice. For info., call City Clerk 407-703-1704. Meeting time for 3rd Wednesday has been CHANGED to 7 p.m.

ASSISTANCE FOR VETERANS. 8 a.m. - noon on third Wednesday of each month available at Orange County Services Building, 1111 N. Rock Springs Rd., Apopka. Personnel from Orange County Veterans Services and from Congressman John Mica’s office will be at office to offer help to veterans. No appointments - walk-ins only. Telephone number 407-254-1055 available during 8 a.m.-noon only on third Wednesday

NWOC FFA Alumni - Next meeting to be announced. Everyone interested in FFA is encouraged to be involved as there is much to discuss at monthly meetings about the the various programs and how great they are! For meeting information, contact nwocffaa@gmail.com

Foliage Sertoma Club normally meets the first and the third Tuesday of the month at 11:45 noon, at Beef ‘O’ Brady’s in The Back Room, 1410 Rock Springs Rd., Apopka. To reserve space for luncheon, call by the Friday before, or for information, call 407-889-5305. Speaker to be announced.

Apopka Food Truck Roundup usually first Thursday night of month, 5:30-9:00 p.m., Kit Land Nelson Park, 10 N. Forest Avenue, Apopka.

The Apopka Elks Lodge 2422 meets first and third Tuesdays of month, 201 W. Orange. For more information, call 407-886-1600 or email apopkaelks@aol.com.

GFWC Apopka Woman’s Club - to meet the 3rd Tuesday each month, beginning in September.

Apopka Garden Club - to meet the 1st Wednesday each month, beginning in September through May.

Foliage Garden Club - to meet the 1st Thursday each month, beginning in September through June..

Music at Magnolia recorder classes begin on Mondays from 3:30-4:15 p.m. and intermediate classes are held on Wednesdays 11:15 a.m.-noon and 2:30 p.m.-3:15 p.m. at 2929 S. Binion Rd. (Hwy 437), Apopka. The classes are open to all ages. The cost is $2 per person per class. If you are a novice, or are interested in learning to play the recorder, call 407-886-4231.

City of Apopka Planning & Zoning - usually the second Tuesday of the month. 5:01 p.m. City Council Chambers, City Hall, 120 E. Main St., Apopka. All meetings open to the public. Subject to change with notice. For info., call David Moon, 407-703-1739.

Bridge Games and Classes: Every Monday and Friday morning at 9:15 a.m., at the Lake County Duplicate Bridge Club, 510 W. Key Ave., Eustis. Learn or play the most popular and talked about card game in the world. Newcomers are always welcome. For more serious and experienced players, games are held Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons at 1:15 p.m. For more information, call 352-315-9934 or visit lakeduplicate.com.

Hospital Health Course Offered: The Living Healthy Program at Florida Hospital Apopka designed to help those with chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, arthritis, diabetes, cancer and more. Call 407-625-7048 to learn more about free chronic disease self-management courses.

Collection of Old Eye Glasses: The Apopka Chief & The Planter office is collecting old eye glasses for the Lions Club. For information, call 407-886-2777.

Computer Classes in both English and Spanish: Available daily or weekly at OCLS North Orange Branch.* Classes are: Computer Basics, Excel, Word Resume Writing, Email for Seniors, ELLIS English Lab, Word, Online Job Searches, Power Point, Internet, Open Lab, How to use a mouse and keyboard, etc. Call OCLS North Orange Branch* for more details.

Habitat Volunteers: Sign up to finish a Habitat project during the month of APRIL/MAY. There are demolition/rebuild homes scheduled to be worked on. Go to www.habitat-apopka.volunteerhub.com and register for an event. If you are new, register by clicking on the right, and sign up for Covenant Place. We need help hanging doors, installing trim, prep for painting, landscaping, and cleaning for occupancy! Call 407-880-8881 or 407-696-5855 to sign up for information on assisting Covenant Place.

“Open Heart Kitchen”: The Golden Years Senior Ministry of St. Paul AME Church will sponsor a soup kitchen, on the third Monday of every month, from noon-4:00 p.m., at the Church at 1012 S. Park Ave., Apopka. For more information, call 407-889-4464.

Apopka Events For April 19-23, 2015
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