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Grab your cape and lace up your running shoes! The 6th Annual Guardian Ad Litem Superhero 5K Run is Saturday, October 8th at Blue Jacket Park in Baldwin Park. The Superhero Run is a family friendly event that invites people of all ages to dress as their favorite superhero and walk, jog, run or “fly” to benefit the Seminole County Guardian Ad Litem program for abused and neglected children in Central Florida.
Dance Out Bullying, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that was created by Angelique Martinez when her daughter was being bullied at school to the point of grave concern. The 2nd Annual Dance Out Bullying in the Park will be on Sunday, October 2nd at the Lake Eola Amphitheater from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation, Help Fight RA is hosting the Annual Golf for RA Charity Golf Tournament on September 24th at the MetroWest Golf Club. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. and includes cart fee, green fee, range balls, a grab ‘n’ go breakfast, lunch, goodie bag and Award Ceremony.
Looking for a job? Check out the Orlando Career Fair at the OMNI Orlando Resort at Champions Gate on September 20th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.. You will have the opportunity to meet top employers and interview with the people who make the hiring decisions. Local and national companies will be represented. You can apply for jobs and even be hired on the spot.
The Global Peace Film Festival was established to use creative media as a catalyst to inspire and educate people to initiate a positive change in their local communities and worldwide. See films from around the world, attend educational panels, meet filmmakers and special guests and hear from local activists about their work.
An overwhelming majority of small business owners believe that lawsuit abuse is a major problem facing the state’s economy and businesses according to a survey released by Sick of Lawsuits and the National Federation of Independent Business/Florida. The survey found that 80 percent of small business owners are concerned that their business could be the target of a lawsuit.
Goodwill Industries of Central Florida recently received a grant of nearly $280,000 from the U.S. Department of Labor to continue Operation GoodJobs which provides employment and supportive services for local homeless veterans. The grant is part of the Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program that helps an estimated 17,000 service members nationwide transition to sustainable housing and good civilian jobs.
Their latest production is Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill which recounts Billie Holiday’s life story through the songs that made her famous.
True Health is trying to bridge the gap for the under insured. True Health is a non-profit community health center serving low-income, uninsured, and under served people in Central Florida. With seven health centers, one express walk-in center, and two school-based centers, True Health offers a variety of services including: Adult and Pediatric Healthcare, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Dental care.
The 11th Annual Central Florida Film Festival (CENFLO) takes place on Labor Day weekend September 2nd – 4th at the West Orange Cinemas in Ocoee. Named to the “Top 25 Film Festivals Worth The Entry Fee”, CENFLO features more than 70 documentaries, features and shorts from nineteen states and eleven countries.
Central Florida’s most distinguished chefs will join forces August 27th to help fight the nation’s childhood hunger epidemic at Orlando’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry. 43 of the area’s most accomplished chefs will showcase tasting portions of signature dishes, accompanied by fine wines, craft beers and specialty cocktails at the Orlando World Marriott.
Big Life is a rehabilitative adventure club for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) survivors and their caregivers that promotes improving the quality of life for TBI survivors and their families through fulfilling and rewarding life experiences.
Shepherd’s Hope, in partnership with Nemours Children’s Health System, is hosting its third annual Back-to-School Physicals initiative for local uninsured and underinsured children.
Volunteers for Community Impact (VCI) is holding their 3rd Annual Volunteer Fest on August 13th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Winter Park Community Center. Learn about volunteer opportunities and community resources in Central Florida while enjoying music, food, door prizes and children’s activities.
Acupuncture has been used for over 3,000 years for the treatment of pain, disease, and mental health problems. But how does it work…is it for me….is it painful?
The Orlando Repertory Theatre (The REP) is Florida’s only professional theatre for families and young audiences. The REP’s upcoming 2016-2017 season includes Harry Connick Jr.’s The Happy Elf and Curious George: The Golden Meatball as well as The REP Youth Academy’s production of Disney’s Camp Rock The Musical.
Kids Beating Cancer is the only non-profit foundation of its kind in the United States serving children diagnosed with leukemia, and 80 other malignant and non-malignant life threatening diseases. The heart of their mission, however is children in need of marrow and stem cell transplantation
It has been a month since the horrific event at the Pulse nightclub but the grief and sorrow is still ongoing. How do we individually and as a community deal with it? SUNNY Across Central Florida put that question to licensed mental health counselor Kris Bercov.
Osceola Regional Medical Center and Nemours Children’s Health System recently opened a state-of-the-art Pediatric Department. The $7 million facility includes a six-room pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and eight pediatric private rooms to go along with the recently renovated Pediatric Emergency Department.
Arts for Carts 2016 is a fundraiser benefiting the special needs dogs of LoveyLoaves Rescue and the Sanctuary project. The event, which will be held at Leu Gardens on Saturday, June 25th from 5:30 p.m. to 8: p.m., includes dinner, guest speakers, a silent auction, raffles and more. LoveyLoaves is devoted to saving and rehabilitating dogs that are specially-abled.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida and Catering for Good is hosting a series of Chef Nights at Second Harvest featuring local chefs and restaurants. All proceeds benefit Second Harvest’s Culinary Training Program which provides students with the skills and inspiration they need to obtain an entry-level position in a food service establishment.
The Orange County Hurricane Expo provides hurricane preparedness information that encourages residents to take steps to prepare for the 2016 hurricane season. The 2016 Hurricane Expo is on June 4th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Renaissance Senior Center at South Econ Community Park, which is located at 3800 South Econlockhatchee Trail.
Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Wine Quest on June 3th and 4th at Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando. This two-night event features wines from around the world, exquisite cuisine and auctions that benefit Quest, Inc. The evening also includes craft spirits, gourmet cuisine, auctions and more.
Fairways for Warriors uses golf as a path to physical and emotional growth for combat veterans and their families. On May 21st, Fairways for Warriors opens the Training and Life Center (TLC) in Winter Garden. The TLC is the first indoor golf facility in the United States that caters exclusively to combat veterans and will provide golf equipment, instruction and outings as well as therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder, anger management, marriage counseling and financial counseling.
Walk to End Lupus Now is a nationwide event by the Lupus Foundation of America(LFA) that raises money for lupus research and increases the public awareness of lupus.In Central Florida, the walk will be at Lake Eola Park on May 21st at 6:00 p.m.
On May 18th at 7 p.m. cyclists will take to the roads in a worldwide event to honor those who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. Although cyclists have a legal right to share the road with motorists, the motoring public often isn’t aware of these rights. The Ride of Silence hopes to raise awareness and asks that we all share the road.
Join Eckerd Project Bridge in its efforts to provide Central Florida youth with a second chance at its 2nd Annual Second Chance Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 14th at Falcon’s Fire Golf Club. Play a round of golf with former NFL player Kevin Smith. Mingle with former WNBA player Vanessa Hayden. Project Bridge helps youth who are transitioning out of the Juvenile Justice system by providing educational and vocational support.
Heart of Florida United Way recently launched a partnership with Help Me Grow Florida which is a statewide system designed to help with early identification of a child’s developmental and/or behavioral issues. The goal of Help Me Grow Florida is to promote healthy development for every child in our state and link them and their families to community-based services and supports.
Launched by Goodwill Industries of Central Florida, GoodSource Staffing Services uses a “temporary staffing agency” model to put homeless people to work. This service is free of charge at the West Orlando Goodwill Job Connection Center at the corner of John Young and Colonial Drive.
The Science of Wine raises critical funds to provide operating support for educational programs and opportunities for science learners of all ages to experience to fun and discovery of the Orlando Science Center. The event includes presentations on multiple aspects of wine growing and tasting as well as the opportunity to sample more than 150 fine wines from the world’s major regions.