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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.
Historic downtown Sanford hosts the fifth annual St. Johns River Festival of the Arts on Saturday, April 30th and Sunday, May 1st. Create your own piece of artwork, enjoy gourmet food at the Culinary Arts Court, listen to the music of acoustic performers and see Art-in-Action from live artist demonstrations.
Harbor House of Central Florida’s 6th Annual Paws for Peace Walk takes place on Saturday, April 23rd at Blue Jacket Park in Baldwin Park. The walk raises awareness about the impact of domestic abuse on pets and their owners. One hundred percent of the proceeds will help fund veterinary and kennel services for survivor’s pets staying in the short-term emergency housing at Harbor House.
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest fundraising event to end cancer. It unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all. Xiomara Rodriguez and Yamile Rivera talked about the Lake Buena Vista Relay for Life on SUNNY Across Central Florida.
Now in its 21st year, AIDS Walk Orlando continues to raise awareness and funds for the men, women and children infected and affected by HIV/AIDS in the Central Florida community. This year’s walk will be on Saturday, April 16th at Lake Eola and is Hope and Help Center’s second largest annual fundraiser.
The 6th Annual Ice Cream Social benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida will take place on Sunday, April 17th at the Winter Park Civic Center from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Enjoy a wide assortment of ice cream and ice treats served by “Celebrity Servers” including our own Grace!
The Florida Department of Health in Seminole County is hosting the 2nd Annual Live, Work, Move Seminole 5K on April 9th in Sanford to celebrate healthy living during National Public Health Week. The event encourages residents, employees and visitors of Seminole County to become physically active and focus on personal wellness.
For 40 years, the Center for Independent Living (CIL) has remained dedicated to its mission of creating opportunity for people with disabilities. On April 14th starting at 6:30 p.m., CIL will celebrate by honoring its founding member Dick Batchelor.Dir
Orange County’s Mosquito Control Division is continuing to monitor Central Florida’s confirmed cases of the Zika virus and wants everyone to learn about the disease to reduce the threat of an outbreak. The Zika virus is transmitted to humans by the bite of infected mosquitoes.
The 2nd Annual Great Rotary Swan Boat Race will be at Lake Eola on Saturday, March 19th. Teams of racers will compete to support the charitable efforts of the Rotary Club of Orlando..
The Osceola Council on Aging “Meals on Wheels” program will host the national 2016 March for Meals campaign which includes the March For Meals 5K that will take place on Saturday, March 12th in the Town of Celebration at Lakeside Park
Come out to the 2nd Annual March For Autism 5K on March 12th at Blue Jacket Park in Baldwin Park. This event raises funds for the Princeton House Charter School which serves children with autism from pre-k through 5th Grade.
It’s time for the 22nd Annual Taste of Oviedo! This one-day event will take place on March 12 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Oviedo Mall and will feature a wide variety of local cuisine and performances by local bands.
The Fight for Air Climb is one of the signature fundraising events of the American Lung Association and is held in skyscrapers and other buildings across the country. In Central Florida, it will be held at the Bank of America Center on March 5th at 8:00 a.m.. Climbers will include police officers and firefighters in full gear.
Strap on your stillettos for the 4th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes on March 3rd at the Orange County Courthouse.
Arthur Murray Dance Studios of Central Florida is presenting Dancing with the Local Heroes. The event will take place on Friday, February 26th at the Orlando Repertory Theater from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.. and feature student and professional dancers as well as local heroes of the community such as firefighters and police officers.
Cultural Fusion Theater is a non-profit theater company that produces works by and for African-American and Hispanic playwrights. Their latest production of Anna in the Tropics will be on Sunday, February 21st at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in the Pugh Theater.
The Mennello Museum of American Art is presenting its 2nd Annual Indie-Folkfest on Saturday, February 13th. The Valentine’s Day-themed family picnic festival is free and features local musicians such as Kaliegh Baker and Brown Bag Brass Band and JUNOsmile.
The American Foundation of Suicide Prevention Greater Orlando chapter is having its 9th Annual Out of The Darkness Community Walk on February 6th at 9 a.m. at Baldwin Park. The walk will raise money and awareness for suicide prevention.
Best Buddies is a nonprofit organization that seeks to change society’s perception of people with intellectual disabilities by establishing meaningful friendships which, in turn, help people with intellectual disabilities gain more confidence and ease.
Party with a purpose with the Parrot Heads of Central Florida at the 8th Annual Fruitcakes in the Alley Bowling Tournament.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida provides a home away from home for families with children receiving treatment at hospitals and medical facilities in Orlando. There are two Ronald McDonald Houses in Orlando – one on the campus of Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and one on the campus of Florida Hospital for Children.
One of the most frequently self-reported reasons for homelessness is the inability to afford housing. Ability Housing is the only nonprofit in Northeast Florida that focuses on the development and operation of quality affordable housing for individuals and families experiencing or at risk homelessness and adults with a disability.