Apopka Events Calendar

LISTED ARE EVENTS THAT WERE ROUTINELY AVAILABLE. CALL FIRST.

Beginning February 1, changes will begin to the city’s senior program schedule. Senior class exercise and Zumba will move to the Apopka Community Center/VFW, 519 S. Central Ave., to ensure ample social distancing. Masks are not required while exercising, but are during socializing. Call 407-703-1640 for information.

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OCPS – SCHOOLS ARE SET TO RE-OPEN, but decisions must be made as to how. Traffic patterns will change. Stormy weather comes and goes! Be careful with your umbrellas. And always watch out for those pedestrians… and ducks. Don’t TEXT while driving – Please! You WILL pay a fine.


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.


Start Times for Elementary School: 9:05-3:20, Middle School: 9:50-4:1High school: 7:40-2:40


City of Apopka’s Northwest Recreation Complex, 3710 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) (opened in 2015) 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 – IT MAY CAUSE CLOSING OF THE TRAIL 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. The trail is 11 miles long..


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.


Central Florida Railway Historical Society welcomes the public to a free lecture presented (to be announced). Meetings postponed until future dates. Call 407-760-5827 for information.


Coffee with a Cop is scheduled Sat., from 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. Call Joann at 407-880-2111 or 407-920-2882 cell.      


GFWC Apopka Woman’s Club, meets at First United Methodist Church, 201 N. Park Avenue. Call 407-880-2111 for more information.


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.


*(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.

**Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce, 180 E. Main St., Apopka. For more info, call 407-886-1441


Community Events Calendar INFORMATION: For community events, fund raisers, and non-profit organizations send info: fax 407-889-4121, or email ads@theapopkachief.com


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