+ West Orange Chamber of Commerce
The West Orange Chamber of Commerce will hold its Business After Hours meeting from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, 9400 Turkey Lake Road, Orlando. The meeting will take place in the atrium in the main lobby.
Join Orlando Health, in partnership with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerces of Metro Orlando and the West Orange Chamber of Commerce, for this networking mixer. Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Complimentary parking will be available in the hospital garage.
The cost is $5 for Chamber members, if paid in advance, or $10 at the door. For non-members, the cost is $20. To register, visit wochamber.com/calendar/event_details/business_after_hours31. For more information, email [email protected].
+ Orange County Retired Educators Association
The Orange County Retired Educators Association will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, at College Park United Methodist Church, 644 W. Princeton St., Orlando.
The Winter Park High School Men’s Vocal Ensemble and the Freedom High School Patriot Singers will present a “Sounds of the Season” program. Anyone who has worked in education is invited to attend.
For more information, visit ocrea-fl.org or call (407) 677-0446.
+ Boys & Girls Clubs
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida invite the public to participate in its Faces of the Future Fundraising Breakfast from 8 to 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at Universal Orlando Foundation Branch, 5055 W. Raleigh St., Orlando. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.
Participants can help support local children and secure a better future. Guest Harris Rosen will speak during the program.
The public is also encouraged to tour a Boys & Girls Club to witness firsthand the core problems in action. Members will show how their club has changed their lives.
For more information, contact Sarah Johnston at [email protected] or call (407) 920-5140.
+ WEST ORANGE WOMEN
The West Orange Women recently held a luncheon and fashion show, with creations by Steinmart, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel.
Mary Campbell, Darby Turnipseed, Betty Fleshman, Kim Crookshanks, Jeannie LaPanne and Annette Jaronski modeled the fashions during the event. The group’s next luncheon will be held Thursday, Nov. 20, at Johnnie’s Hideaway, 12551 Kissimmee Vineland Road, Orlando.
To RSVP, contact Dot Ansel at (407) 258-8155.
For information about joining the West Orange Women, visit westorangewomen.com.
+ West Orange Seniors
The West Orange Seniors will host a potluck luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Tom Ison Seniors and Veterans Center, 1701 Adair St., Ocoee.
Then, they will take a trip to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 5223 N. Orient Road, in Tampa. Members will depart at 7:45 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22. The cost is $15 per person.
To celebrate the holiday season, seniors can enjoy the film “A Mom for Christmas” at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3. Lunch will be served at noon, prior to the movie.
Bingo is held from 3 to 6:30 p.m. every Sunday and from 1 to 3:30 p.m. every Monday, at the senior center. Free arthritis chair exercises, sponsored by Health Central Hospital, take place at 8 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays.
Every Tuesday, line-dancing classes are available at 10 a.m., with a minimum $2 donation, and free belly-dancing exercises are offered at 1 p.m.
The seniors play cards from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. They also enjoy dominoes, walking, social activities, coffee and more beginning at 9 a.m. each Wednesday at the center.
Crafts take place from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays, and chorus practice takes place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Fridays.
For more information about the West Orange Seniors and upcoming events, call (407) 592-4498 or visit westorangeseniors.yolasite.com.
+ Ocoee Lions Club
The Ocoee Lions Club, in conjunction with the city of Ocoee, will present the 2014 Ocoee Christmas Parade, beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at the intersection of Maguire Road and Enterprise Street. The parade will end at Municipal Lakefront Park.
For those who wish to enter floats, marchers or walkers into the parade lineup, registration is now open.
For more information, visit ocoeelionsclub.org/2014/10/preparations-begin-for-2014-ocoee-christmas-parade.
+ American Legion, Hugh T. Gregory Post 63
Beginning Wednesday, Dec. 3, the American Legion, Hugh T. Gregory Post 63 will no longer conduct Bingo Night on Wednesdays. The post will remain open for Bingo at 6:30 p.m. Mondays.
The post building, located at 271 W. Plant St., Winter Garden, is also open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Wednesday. Veterans are invited to drop by for coffee and conversation. A lunch menu is available.
Meetings are held at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month.
The legion is looking for historical articles, pictures or memorabilia about Post 63. Anyone with items to donate or loan can call (407) 656-6361.
The post has dry chemical fire extinguishers and three--by-five-foot American flags available to the public for $15 each. All proceeds will benefit local and national charities.
For more information, email [email protected] or call (407) 656--6361.
+ Dr. Phillips Rotary Club
The Dr. Phillips Rotary Club recently congratulated the May and August 2014 Rotarians of the Month. The awards were presented to Dr. Jose Arias and Colin Galoway, respectively. Club President RossMarvin commended both Rotarians for their exceptional contribution of time and service to the club and the community at large.
+ Dr. Phillips Rotary Club
Dr. Phillips Rotary Club Membership Chair Jack Neuhaus introduced four new members to the club at a recent meeting. The club gave a warm welcome to new Rotarians John Harper, Patricia Strowbridge, Heath Ziglar and Anthony Crotti.
The Dr. Phillips Rotary Club meets from 7 to 8 a.m. Wednesdays, at Bay Hill Golf Club, 9000 Bay Hill Blvd., Orlando. For more, visit drphillipsrotary.com.
WEST ORANGE DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB
Results from Nov. 13
N-S: 1. Y. Peabody – M. Voorhees 2. B. Ballenger – B. Cox 3. H. Parker – M. Lesnik 4. E. Quinn – S. Horovitz 5. S. Kmiec – M. Ryan; E-W: 1. B. and R. Blair 2/3 tied O. and B. Brantley, A. Snook – B. Young 4. S. Jordan – T.K. Miller 5. S. and B. Binkley.