The Alzheimer’s & Dementia Resource Center at 1506 Lake Highland Drive in Orlando offers free caregiver support groups and seminars on how to care for Alzheimer’s patients. The Center will offer a workshop titled “How to communicate when logic doesn’t work” from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, July 1, at the Reeves United Methodist Church, located at 1100 N. Ferncreek Ave. in Orlando. For information on events, visit adrccares.org/adrc-events or call 407-843-1910.
One Senior Place will be hosting a free Living Healthy six-week program every Friday from July 1 to Aug. 5 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at its location at 715 Douglas Ave. in Altamonte Springs. The program helps individuals with chronic conditions learn how to manage and improve their own health, while reducing health-care costs. Workshops will focuses on problems that are common to individuals dealing with any chronic condition, such as pain management, nutrition, exercise, medication use, emotions, and communicating with doctors. Sign-up today to be a part of this six-week Living Healthy workshop! You must register by June 27. For more information, call 407-514-1806 or email [email protected]
Grab your friends, neighbors, kids and dogs and come celebrate at the Baldwin Park Independence Day Bash on July 3. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., there will be a festival in the Village Center and the night will end with a spectacular choreographed fireworks show over Lake Baldwin. The Village Center will come alive with nearly 100 participants and sponsors of all kinds offering shopping, a showcase of artisans and craftsman with works for sale, food trucks, a beer garden, face painting, balloon art, interactive activities and more. The event will feature a main stage near the lake featuring DJ BradmasterJ and live music from Baldwin Park's very own Room2 band. For more information about the event or how to become a sponsor or vendor, go to BaldwinParkEvents.com
The city of Winter Park will present the 21st annual Olde Fashioned 4th of July Celebration from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, July 4, in Winter Park’s Central Park. Wear your red, white and blue, bring a blanket or beach chair, and gather with family and friends to enjoy this Winter Park tradition. Children’s activities will include the annual bicycle parade at 9 a.m. from City Hall to Central Park, and fun games and inflatables. Free hotdogs, watermelon and water will be available while supplies last. Chips, snacks and sodas will be available for purchase. In addition, the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art will present its Independence Day Open House. The museum will provide free admission to its galleries from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 407-599-3463.
Start your Independence Day the right way with the Watermelon 5K starting along Park Avenue in Winter Park at 7 a.m. on Monday, July 4. Join friends, family and neighbors for a morning celebration featuring ice-cold watermelon and American pride. For more information, call 407-896-1160.
Central Florida is the most popular tourist destination in the world, but there is much to see and do beyond the theme parks. 90.7 WMFE Speaker Series presents “Beyond the Theme Parks: Exploring Central Florida” with Dr. Ben Brotemarkle, host of Florida Frontiers, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 7, at WMFE Studios, located at 11510 E. Colonial Drive in Orlando. The event is free, but please RSVP at wmfe.org/events
Join the Goldenrod Historical Society as they host “Picnic with the Veterans” at 11:30 a.m. at the Goldenrod Station & Museum. For more information, visit goldenrodhistoricalsociety.com or email [email protected]
Join the city of Winter Park and the Orlando Big Band in their support of the Pulse shooting victims at “#OrlandoUnited: a Winter Park Tribute” on Tuesday, July 12, in Central Park in Winter Park. The OneBlood Bus will be available from 2 to 7 p.m. at the corner of Morse Boulevard and Park Avenue and an Orlando Big Band concert will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the Central Park Main Stage. Park Avenue Merchants Association merchants will also host a “Shop and Share” event on June 12 with proceeds to benefit the Better Together Fund setup by the Central Florida Foundation. For more information, call the city at 407-599-3399.
The St. Margaret Mary Annual Rummage Sale runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 14, and Friday, July 15, and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, located at 560 N. Park Ave. This rummage sale is like attending hundreds of garage sales or yard sales under one roof. The event is rain or shine, and hosted in a dry, cool and shaded area in air conditioning. All proceeds benefit the church’s brothers and sisters in Haiti.
Put life back in your life by participating in the Living Healthy Diabetes Workshop. If you or someone you care about has type 2 diabetes, this six-week workshop can help you take charge of your life and be back in control. You’ll get the support you need, find practical ways to discover better nutrition and exercise choices, deal with stress, understand medication usage, foot care and learn better ways to talk with your health care professionals. This six-week workshop is every Thursday, from July 14 to Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and will be held at the John H. Jackson Community Center, 1002 Carter St. Orlando. To register for this workshop, please call 407-514-1806. Register early as space is limited.
The Winter Park YMCA presents a viewing of “Inside Out” at their Dive-In Movie at Cady Way Pool at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 15, at 2526 Cady Way in Winter Park. It is open to the public and folks need not be a Y member to attend. Movie meals will be served from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The movie begins at 8:15 p.m. Cost is $5 per person. Tickets may be purchased at the Winter Park YMCA or Cady Way Pool (cash is preferred). For more information, email Angela Bannatyne at [email protected]
Get your walking shoes ready and come join the Mid-Florida Milers Walking Club in Maitland on Saturday, July 16. The walk will start at Maitland Community Park, located at 1400 Mayo Road. Register and start the walk any time between 8:30 and 10 a.m. Participants may choose either a 3-mile or 6-mile trail, and should plan so they can finish by 1 p.m. The walk route goes through Maitland’s residential areas, is shaded, and includes views of scenic lakes. Please bring water. The trails are suitable for strollers, but there might be some difficulty for wheelchairs. Pets are permitted and the walk is free for non-credit walkers; those maintaining record books will pay $3. Participants are welcome to sign up beforehand for a post-walk picnic lunch (small fee required). The walk is sanctioned by the American Volkssport Association and is open to the public. Walkers are given a guide with detailed written instructions and are welcome to walk with a group, a companion, or by themselves. For more information, visit midfloridamilers.org, email [email protected] or call 407-920-3174.