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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.

AUGUST

Sales Tax Holidays:
September 19-21
*Energy Star and
WaterSense products.

RECREATION DANCE program
for ages 3-17. Non-competitive environment - children will be grouped by age. Fall session begins on September 15 and will run for 10 weeks. Registration begins August 18 and is available online at www.apopka.net. You may register in person on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Fran Carlton Center between the hours of 9 AM and 5 PM or at the Northwest Recreation Complex. Registration is ongoing until classes are full or October 1st. Call 407-703-1700 for more info.

Attend your school’s open house. It is closer than you think!! For the 2014-15 school year, students will return to school on Monday, August 18, 2014, which is two weeks before Labor Day. Most school districts in Florida start at this time.

State Cooking Contest open to students: Eligible are students in 4th through 12th grades. Sponsored by Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Looking for student chef ambassadors to promote “Fresh From Florida” recipes and products. Recipes must be original and submitted with photo. Complete information available from www.FreshFromFlorida.com/Cookoff. Regional cookoff in Orlando is November 15th.

PRIMARY ELECTION: August 26, 2014 - Early Voting Centers will open from Friday, August 15th, through Sunday, August 24th. Apopka’s early voting site: 519 S. Central Av., Apopka Community Center/VFW. For further information on voting sites, please call (407) 836- 2070 or visit Orange County Supervisor of Elections website at www.orangecountyvotes.com. All Early Voting Centers’ Hours: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 17

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, AUGUST 18

FIRST DAY OF CLASSES for Orange County - Be aware of increased traffic and of students walking to and from schools.

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, AUGUST 19

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: NO CLASS THIS
WEEK: 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. There will be NO painting class on Tuesdays, August 19 and August 26. Regular classes start back after Labor Day.

Sertoma Club. 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 to be announced.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20


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.*

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 at 1:30 p.m., and third Wednesday, at 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, AUGUST 21


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

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.

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

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.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Zellwood Garden Club - A special program on Fall Gardening is scheduled for September 18 at 7 p.m., with Tom MacCubbin to be the guest speaker. There will be light refreshments served. Members of the public are invited and the program will be at 3160 Union Street in Zellwood. For information, call Donna Korb at 407-814-3704.

Foliage Sertoma Club may 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.

ONGOING EVENTS

Truck Round-Up: First Thursday of month 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., at Kit Land Nelson Park. Along with food trucks, there is usually a live performance by local artist. For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/ApopkaFoodTruckRoundUp

GFWC Apopka Woman’s Club - to meet the 3rd Tuesday each month, beginning in September. Watch for information for Members’ Tea to be held August 24.

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.

Northwest Orange County FFA Alumni - Next meeting is on August 26th at Bubbalou’s to begin at 6:30 p.m. in you plan to eat and at 7 p.m. for the meeting. As the new school year approaches, there will be many things to discuss. The FFA chapters in the area have had a very successful school year. For information, contact nwocffaa@gmail.com.

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 Jim Martin 407-461-8926.

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.

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 AUGUST. There are 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.

Apopka Events For August 17-21, 2014
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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.