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District 6 Commissioner Samuel B. Ings presents Remembering Haiti... The Earthquake 4th Year Commemoration on Thursday, January 9, 2014 from 6-9 p.m. at Orlando City Hall, 2nd Floor, Council Chambers 400 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL. 32801. For more information call Cynthia Wilson, Aide to Commissioner Samuel B. Ings, 407-246-3016.

Come and Celebrate Mr. Rufus C. Brooks, educator and community leader. Exciting, energetic, enthusiastic, creative, and yes, demanding are the words that resonate among the faculties, students, parents and coworkers of Mr. Rufus C. Brooks. As Teacher, Principal and Community Leader in Orange County for more than a half century, this renowned and accomplished leader deserves honor and recognition. A Brunch Honoring Mr. Rufus C. Brooks on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at the Altamonte Springs Hilton, Altamonte Springs starting at 11:30am. $35 tickets are available call Virginia Wilson 407-295-0242.

SHINE Basic Training: Interviews: January 10 and 13 (Call for an appointment)

Orientation: Online January 24, 2014. Basic Training: Senior Resource Alliance February 5-7, 2014 9am-4pm -also seeking spanish speaking volunteers -all interviews must be complete by January 13, 2014 in order to attend orientation and training. Please call for more details - Diana Chin 407-514-1823

SunRail Presentations at the Northwest Branch Library (Lake Mary) Considering riding the new SunRail commuter train? Find information that you need at one of our monthly presentations. Northwest Branch Library (Lake Mary) Second Wednesdays of the Month from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. February 12, March 12, April 9 & May 14. Northwest Branch Library 580 Greenway Boulevard, Lake Mary, Florida 32746. For more information, call 407.665.1640 or visit our Events Calendar on http://www.seminolecountyfl.gov/libraries. 

India Day Spectacular. The Indian American Chamber of Commerce and the Orlando Magic proudly partner to host India Day 2014. Sunday, 19th January, 2014 at the Amway Center, 400 W. Church Street, Orlando, FL 32801. For tickets: Call Rayfield Warren at 407-916-2679 or RWarren@OrlandoMagic.com. Sponsorship Packages: Contact Amish Parikh at aparikh@premiercardiology.net. Event Information: Contact Tino Patel at tinopatel@skytelecom.com or www.iaccorlando.com. Join the Street Festival, open to the public, featuring Indian dances, music and food from 4-6pm. Watch the Magic Cheerleaders incorporate Bollywood dances in their halftime routine. Sample Indian delicacies offered at the concession stands. Special guest, Ms Nina Davulari, Miss America 2014, will grace the occasion. A special luncheon, open to IACC members, will be followed by a Press Conference. The IACC is proud to announce that it has partnered with community sponsors to donate over 1000 tickets to underprivileged children of Central Florida so they may watch a NBA game.  Come join the sparkle and the sizzle, relive the sights and smells and culture of India and cheer on your Orlando Magic.

Florida-Friendly Landscaping Program: Drought and Your Yard Drought and Your Yard: January 11, 2014 - 9:30-11:30 a.m. Seminole County Cooperative Extension Auditorium, 250 W. County Home Road, Sanford. In this two hour class, learn how to maintain your yard before, during, and after a drought. Pre-registration require. Free. 407-665-5575.

Filling the Gap Film - Civil War 150 Event at Seminole County Public Library. Please join us for a free Screening and Discussion of the NAACP Image Award Nominee film, Filling the Gap. A docudrama which depicts the courageous military and noncombat service of African-Americans in the Civil War. Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 2 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.at the North Branch Library - Meeting Room 150 N. Palmetto Avenue, Sanford, Florida 32771. This event is being held as part of the Civil War 150 - National Traveling Exhibition on display throughout January in the Gallery at the Central Branch Library, 215 N. Oxford Road, Casselberry, Florida 32707. Presented by The Library of America in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information, call 407.665.1620 or visit our Events Calendar onhttp://www.seminolecountyfl.gov/libraries.




February 1st 2014 – SUNSHINE JAZZ FESTIVAL at Ocoee High School 1925 Ocoee Crown Point Parkway – Ocoee, FL 34761. During the Day: The festival has a clinic session. This component provides increased visibility and career opportunities for middle and high school students who may be interested in pursuing music in their educational endeavors. During this session, (10-12) local middle and high school jazz bands will perform for a panel of five professional jazz adjudicators. During the Evening: The Sunshine Jazz Festival offers an evening performance featuring Yamaha Artist James Snyder and The University of North Florida Jazz Band. Also performing are Ocoee High School Jazz Band, Blu-Tet, and others. Time: 7:00PM Advance Cost: $7 for Students / $12 for Adults Day of Cost: $15 for Students / $20 for Adults NOTE: Proceeds of Every Ticket Sold is donated to the Ocoee High School Band Program

WPGC Games Day: 10 a.m.to 3 p.m., Wednesday, February; February 19; Winter Park Garden Club, 1300 S. Denning Drive, Winter Park. There will be table games, door prizes, and a silent auction to raise funds for the WPGC scholarship at UCF. The cost including lunch is $20. Register by Friday, February 15, 2014. 407-644-5770.

World-renowned equestrian tour, The Gala of the Royal Horses , comes to CFE Arena on Saturday, February 8, 2014 for two shows, 2PM and 7PM. The Royal Horses of Europe are some of the most celebrated in history, favored for centuries by royalty, equestrian riders, and bullfighters and this performance celebrates the tradition, athleticism and grace of these revered creatures. Along with the magnificent stallions, Spanish flamenco dancers are featured in authentic vibrant costumes accompanied by the mellow notes of a guitar to bring the sights and sounds of Spain a heartbeat away. Here’s your chance to get tickets before they go on sale to the general public. Presale Starts: November 25. Presale Ends: December 1 at 10pm Code: ROYAL. Just pick the show you’d like to attend below, and enter the code to get your tickets today! February 8 at 2pm and February 8 at 7pm. Tickets go on sale to the general public on December 2 at 10AM, and are available online at www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000, or in person at CFE Arena Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets. For group discounts, please call 407-823-6062 More information about the Gala of the Royal Horses can be found at www.galaoftheroyalhorses.com and www.cfearena.com.

Zora, Festival 2014 presents MAZE featuring Frankie Beverly, Live At Center Stage on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 3pm at the Outdoor Festival of the Arts, Eatonville, FL. Admission to the Outdoor Festival of the Arts $10 for Adults, which includes General Admission to Concert. FREE for children & high school students with Valid ID. Concert Reserved Seating: $25. www.zorafestival.org

A Story of Love by Catherine Giordano—a Central Florida speaker, writer, blogger, and poet—will give a presentation at the Maitland Public Library on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 3:00 pm titled “A Story of Love”. The event is free.  Free refreshments will be provided. The presentation begins with a dramatic retelling of a Native American folk tale.  The storytelling is followed by a discussion about what the story can teach us about relationships with our loved ones.  The presentation is suitable for all ages. The Maitland Public Library is located at 501 South Maitland Avenue, Maitland Florida 32751.  Reservations are suggested. The phone number is 407-647-7700.

RETIRED EDUCATORS FEBRUARY LUNCHEON  The Orange County Retired Educators Association will meet Thursday, February 6, 11:30 AM, at College Park United Methodist Church, 644 W. Princeton Street, Orlando, for a Pot Luck Luncheon. Bring a veggie, salad, or dessert. Visit our website at ocrea-fl.org or call 407-677-0446. Anyone who has worked in education is invited to join.


Congresswoman Corrine Brown Outreach Services For Seminole County, Every Second Thursday, 1:00pm-5:00pm. At the Dr. Velma Williams Community Resource Center, 1213 West 13th Street , Sanford, FL 32771. For Lake County Every Third Thursday,1:00pm-5:00pm. Martin Luther King Memorial Center. 803 Florida Avenue, Mt. Dora, FL 32757. Appointments are Not Necessary.

Bethune-Cookman University Orange County Alumni Chapter Monthly Meeting Every 3rd @7PM Hiawassee Library 7391 W. Colonial Dr Orlando, FL 32818

FAMU Alumni Association Greater Orlando Chapter Monthly Meeting, Every Second Monday 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm at the FAMU College of Law, 201 Beggs Drive, Orlando 32810. Rattlers, we would like to see you there! Each One Bring One 

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