News Briefs 06.19.14

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Enjoy a movie, food trucks and more on Friday

Bring the family for dinner and afterwards, watch a movie under the stars at Ocoee’s Food Truck Friday and Movie in the Park event. Held the third Friday of each month at aBill Breeze Park, 125 N. Lakeshore Drive, the June 20 event includes: an arts and crafts market from 5-9 p.m.; food trucks from 6-9 p.m.; free tours of the historic Withers-Maguire House, 16. E. Oakland Ave., from 6-8 p.m.; and the movie, “Frozen,” at 8:30 p.m.

For more information, call the Ocoee Parks and Recreation Department at 407-905-3180 or visit

Ocoee groups can apply for grants

Ocoee Community Grant applications will be available starting July 1 at and at City Hall. The deadline to submit applications is July 30.

The Community Grant program provides grants of up to $500. Groups eligible to apply are Ocoee non-profit organizations and civic groups, as well as non-profit organizations and civic groups from outside the city limits that benefit Ocoee residents. 

Completed applications should be mailed or delivered to City Hall, Community Relations, 150 N. Lakeshore Drive, Ocoee 34761.

The applications are reviewed and ranked by the Community Grant Review Board, and the commission then makes the final decision. For more information, call 407-905-3100.

+ Camp offers lessons on environment

The first session in the Environmental Summer Camp program at Oakland Nature Preserve has begun. The theme of this year’s camp is “Going Native,” and each session focuses on the natural sciences, Florida history and prehistory and local plant and animal life. 

The second week is June 23-27 for campers entering third, fourth or fifth grade. The third week is July 7-11 for campers entering sixth, seventh or eighth grade. And the last week is for campers entering pre-kindergarten or kindergarten and will run from July 15-17 in the morning only. 

The one-week session is $100 with an ONP family membership or $125 for non-members, which includes a family membership. 

For more information about the camp sessions, call 407-905-0054. 


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