Calendar & Events

F.I.T Training

[ February 26, 2013; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. March 5, 2013; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. March 12, 2013; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. March 19, 2013; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. March 26, 2013; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. April 2, 2013; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. April 9, 2013; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. April 16, 2013; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ] F.I.T -Functional Independent Training – Free 8 week program that teaches you how to prevent falls and maintain your independence through practices such as exercise and creating a safe home environment.
Center of Independent Living
720 N Denning Dr
Winter Park, FL  32789
Class size is limited to 15 people and registration is required!
To register contact Dan Ryan at 407-623-1070 x126 or […]

Senior Expo

[ April 5, 2013; 9:30 am to 2:00 pm. ] 50+ FYI Senior Expo

Renaissance Senior Center
3800 S Econlockhatchee Trail
Orlando, FL  32829

Free health screenings

Free admission

Free parking

Annual Caregiver’s Retreat 2013

[ April 5, 2013; April 6, 2013; April 7, 2013; ] Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center’s Annual Caregiver Retreat
Each year ADRC takes well-deserving caregivers away from their responsibilities for three days of adventure, relaxation and renewal. This year we are heading to Daytona Beach and staying at the Hilton.
April 5 — 7, 2013
Cost: $85.00 per caregiver
Deadline for registration is March 15, 2013.
Click here for additional information.

Shine Medicare Birthday Party

[ April 8, 2013; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ] There will be a presentation to inform you about Medicare and the important choices you have.
Cake and refreshments will be provided.
One Senior Place
715 Douglas Ave
Altamonte Springs, FL  32714
Please RSVP to 407-949-6733.
For more information, Click here.

Butterfly Gardening

[ April 13, 2013; 9:00 am to 10:30 am. April 16, 2013; 9:30 am to 11:00 am. ] This class will explore the elements needed to attract butterflies to your yard and provide the plants they need to survive.  We will discuss common Florida butterflies, plants for adults and caterpillars, and planting design.

Saturday, April 13 – 9:00-10:30 am  or  Tuesday, April 16 – 9:30-11:00 am

Orange County Extension Education Center
6021 S Conway Rd
Orlando, FL  […]

Organic Gardening in the Home Vegetable Garden

[ April 17, 2013; 10:00 am to 11:30 am. ] This class covers information about organic gardening including soil building techniques, disease and insect control, use of organic material to improve the sandy Florida soil, organic fertilizers, fungicides and insecticides.

Wednesday, April 17 – 10:00-11:30 am

Orange County Extension Education Center
6021 S Conway Rd
Orlando, FL  32812

$5.00 materials fee

Register at www.organicveggiesapril.eventbrite.com

Palm Care Class

[ April 18, 2013; 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. April 19, 2013; 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm. ] Nothing says Florida more than palm trees, but proper care is important in getting these landscape staples to look their best.  This class will cover recovering from winter damage, nutrient deficiencies, trimming, and choosing the type of palm that will do best in Central Florida.

Thursday, April 18 – 6:30-8:00 pm  or  Friday, April 19 – […]

Disability Education Series

[ April 22, 2013; 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. ] “Effective Communications — Deaf and Hard of Hearing”  by Malia Johnson, Deaftalk LLC
Goodwill Industries of Central Florida Inc.
Coleman Conference Centre
7531 S Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL
Click here for more information.

Rain Barrels, Composting, and Soil Solarization

[ April 19, 2013; 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm. April 25, 2013; 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ] How to go about making and using a “rain barrel” to capture stormwater runoff, how to compost yard waste and kitchen scraps for use in the home vegetable garden, and how to solarize your vegetable garden soil to reduce soil diseases and pests for a better vegetable garden for next season.

Saturday, April 19 – 4:00-5:30 […]

Housing Summit

[ April 30, 2013; 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] 2nd Annual Regional Fair Housing Summit

“One Community, Growing Together: Regional Approaches to Creating Inclusive Communities” at the Florida Hotel and Conference Center at the Florida Mall.

There will be 13 different workshops on Strategies for Creating More Inclusive Communities that address the nuts and bolts issues of how to implement an Inclusionary Zoning ordinance or law, […]