OCPS – SCHOOLS OUT FOR SUMMER. Traffic patterns are changing. Stormy weather comes and goes! And always watch out for those pedestrians. Don’t TEXT while driving.
Children must be five years old on or before September 1 to start kindergarten. To enter first grade, a child must be six years old on or before September 1 and must have successfully completed kindergarten (Florida Statute 1003.21).Immunizations must be current.
City of Apopka’s Northwest Recreation Complex, 3200 Jason Dwelley Parkway, Apopka 32712, 407-703-1784. On any given weekend, you can see many, many families in attendance at the beautiful complex setting participating in various organized sport programs, Amenities at the complex include: Soccer Fields, Softball Fields, Baseball Fields, Multi-Purpose Fields, Sand Volleyball Courts, Outdoor Basketball Courts, Tennis Courts, Walking Trail, Amphitheater, Playground, Concession Stands.
11-mile wildlife drive (complete with directional signs) now open on Lake Apopka shores, by entering from Lust Road off Binion Road, about a mile south of Camp Wewa in the Plymouth area, for one-way drive, 10 miles per hour, with possible wildlife spotting stops. DO NOT FEED THE GATORS – The drive may be closed! If you are stopping, drive will take more than 1 hour. Drive runs by canals used in muck-farming days. The one-way drive exits on Jones Road in Zellwood. You will see a freshwater marsh system and wildlife dependent on that type of system. The drive is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and federal holidays and is controlled by the county. Open during daylight hours only (one hour after sunrise and one hour before sunset). Official sunrise and sunset hours can be found online. The road is closed on other days due to ongoing restoration work. As of Oct. 21, 2016, 2.5 miles of new trails added. Since its opening, the trail has had more than 100,000+ visitors. FEEDING THE ALLIGATORS MAY CAUSE CLOSING OF THE TRAIL.
Wekiwa Springs State Park is a 7,000-acre Florida State Park in Apopka, Florida. It is located 20 minutes north of Orlando, off Interstate 4 at exit 94, near Altamonte Springs and Longwood. The park also contains the head water of the Wekiva River. Address: 1800 Wekiwa Circle, Apopka 32712, open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For information, call 407-884-4311.
Please be careful while driving as appearances caused by Hurricane Irma may change your view.
Coffee with a Cop is scheduled time to time at McDonald’s on 233 E. Main Street. Meet with Apopka Police Chief Michael McKinley and other officers to discuss matters of concern to you, and enjoy a cop of coffee.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – The Debbie Turner Cancer Center needs volunteers to help in the office Monday thru Friday from 10-4. Help for an hour or two would be great. Administrative portion is moving to office next door in a couple of weeks. Call Joann at 407-880-2111 or 407-920-2882 cell.
Christian-based Counseling, but counseling that is open and available to anyone by Everyone’s Counseling Center, is at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 601 S Highland Ave., Apopka, every Thursday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. By appointment only. Call 407-423-3327.
Museum of Apopkans, 122 E 5th Street, Hours open: Tuesday through Friday, 12 noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free. Contains displays and information about Apopka’s history, and has history books for sale. For more information, call 407-703-1707. Monthly meetings are normally held on a Sunday afternoon.
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.
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: Go to www.habitatseminoleapopka.org, click on volunteers. There are a number of opportunities available at the Restores. Call 407-696-5855 or 407-880-8881 to sign up for information.