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**Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce, 180 E. Main St., Apopka. For more info, call 407-886-1441.
*(OCLS) Orange County Public Library North Orange Branch Address: 1211 E. Semoran Boulevard, Apopka 436 (Semoran) and Thompson Road. www.ocls.info. To reserve a space, call 407-835-7323.

April

Apopka Art & Foliage Festival, Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27, Kit Land Nelson Park. Sponsored by GFWC Apopka Woman’s Club.

Foliage Sertoma Club will present (4) Apopka pageants, Cutie Pie, Little Miss Apopka, Miss Pre-Teen and Miss Teen Apopka, on DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED. HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FALL. Applications are available at offices of The Planter & The Apopka Chief, 400 N. Park Ave., Apopka City Hall, 120 E. Main St., Fran Carlton Center, 11 N. Forest Ave., and can be downloaded at www.foliagesertoma.com. Call 407-886-2777 for info.

Musuem of the Apopkans, display of Ukrainian decorated Easter eggs (Pysanky) during April. Also on display are embroidered table linens and many decorated wooden eggs, even a Pysanky decorated Ostrich egg. Also a video showing how eggs are decorated, some taking up to 2 days. 122 E. Fifth St., Apopka. Call 407-703-1707 for hours open for display.

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 10 thru
SATURDAY, APRIL 12

AHS Fine Arts Department presentation of “Into The Woods” 7:30 p.m. each evening. Tickets $8 for adults, and $6 for students and available at the door before each performance. No advance ticket sales. 555 West Martin Street., Apopka, AHS main #407-905-5500.

SATURDAY, APRIL 12

Debbie Turner Cancer Center 3rd annual golf tournament., Saturday, April 12, at Errol Estate Country Club. Registration begins at 7:00 a.m., and play begins at 8:30 a.m. $75 per person, and $280 for a foursome. Lunch is included. For information, call Jeff at 1-352-308-6590.

SUNDAY APRIL 13

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.

The Apopka Elks Lodge 2422 BINGO Night: Doors open at 6:00 p.m., with early-bird games starting at 6:30 p.m. Regular games will start at 7:00 p.m. For more information, call 407-886-1600 or email apopkaelks@aol.com.

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 14

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., in the **Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce building. For more information, call 407-880-3855 or 407-880-9595 or visit www.Apopkatoastmasters.org

TUESDAY, APRIL 15


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

NEW: Chair-Based 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: ADULTS 9:00 a.m., Now in session at the Fran Carlton Center, 11 N. Forest Ave., Apopka. For more information, call and leave message for Nancy McDonald at 407-703-1631.

NEW Dominoes group. The group meets on Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. and continues until around lunchtime. There is no fee to play and the center will provide the dominoes. This is for FUN only and is not sanctioned or tournament play. If you or someone you know would like to play dominoes, please plan to join the group at Fran Carlton Center on each Tuesday.

Foliage Sertoma Club Meeting: Normally meets the first and 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 is Rick Parks, site manager for the UCF Business Incubator in Apopka..

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16

TOPS Chapter #646 has moved! 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: 10:00 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.*

Zumba Gold for Seniors, 1:00 p.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.

City Council, First Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., and third Wednesday, 8 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.


THURSDAY, APRIL 17

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

Apopka 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.

Motorcycle Night: 6:30 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.

NORWF to host panel of young republicans, Thursday, April 17, at Errol Estate Country Club, 1355 Errol Parkway. Cost of lunch is $15. Must have space reservation, whether eating lunch or not. Call 407-884-7889.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Tribute to the Rat Pack with Frank, Sammy, Dean and Marilyn, all back by popular demand, on Saturday, April 26, at VFW Post 10147. Also, a female singing group will pay tribute to the Andrews Sisters in song and dance. Tickets are $50 per person, table for 8 for $600 or table for 10 for $700. Time: cocktail hour from 5-6 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., and the show at 7 p.m. To benefit veterans and the VFW. VFW Post 10147 located at 519 S. Central Avenue, Apopka.Call 407-889-9266 for tickets.

TUTORS needed at Lovell Elementary and Lakeville Elementary. Lovell Elementary needs 30 volunteers to commit to 1 hour a week so Lovell can qualify for the Read2Succeed program for first and second grade students. Call Cindy Laur at 407-252-5067. Lakeville Elementary also looking for HEROES volunteers (Help Every Reader Be Outstanding). Call 407-814-6110 for information.

FFA Alumni, newly organized group, to meet. Membership open to anyone. If you are interested in supporting and helping grow FFA chapters in and around the Apopka area and want to help promote, support and grow the Northwest Orange County High School and Middle School FFA chapters, promoting agriculture, come and be a part of this new and interesting group. Email nwocffaa@gmail.com.

Red Hat Pool Pals, to meet at King Buffert, 2157 E Semoran Blvd., Apopka. April 17, at 1 p.m. For women age 50 and older. Group contributes to various charities. For more information, call the group’s Queen Mother at 407-924-5246.

ONGOING EVENTS


Kiwanis Club of Apopka: Meets 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m., at the Sweetwater Golf and Country Club, 2700 Sweetwater Country Club Drive. The chartered Key Club at Apopka High School has been established with Enid Meadows as facilitator. For info, contact Cheryl@jkconsultinginc.com

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.

Zellwood Garden Club: Members continue to collect old cell phones for the Sheriff’s Department and used toner cartridges for Habitat for Humanity. Call 407-886-5023 for pick up.

Volunteers are Needed: World O’ Suds Laundry “Laundry Love Project”, (has been closed in March for lack of funding) which offers free laundry service and supplies to those who are struggling, on the second Wednesday of every month, from 7:00 p.m. - 9:45 p.m., at 430 E. Main St., Apopka. They need helpers to assist and donate quarters, laundry soap, and dryer sheets. For more information or to volunteer or make a donation, call 407-696-9335. Call before going to make sure they are able to help.

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. There are 2 demolition/rebuild homes scheduled to be worked on in Apopka. Go to www.habitat-apopka.volunteerhub.com and register for 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.

Habitat for Humanity continues to seek qualified home owners-to-be. For more information, contact Gayle Fleming, director of Family Services, at gleming@HabitatSeminoleApopka.org.

“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.

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**Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce, 180 E. Main St., Apopka. For more info, call 407-886-1441.

*(OCLS) Orange County Public Library North Orange Branch Address: 1211 E. Semoran Boulevard, Apopka 436 (Semoran) and Thompson Road. www.ocls.info. To reserve a space, call 407-835-7323.