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38 x January 5 - 18, 2017 x www.SouthwestOrlandoBulletin.com Start the New Year by making a difference. In the month of January, enjoy dining, spa treatments, golf, and shopping at Four Seasons Resort Orlando and give back to Florida Hospital for Children. Simply reference the hospital when making your reservation or purchase. True relaxation awaits. www.fourseasons.com/orlando For dining reservations, spa and salon appointments, tennis lessons, golf lessons and tee times, call 407-313-8090 Tranquilo Golf Club at Four Seasons is proud to be the host venue of the Diamond Resorts Invitational, Jan. 13-15, benefiting Florida Hospital for Children.

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD compiled by Lisa Sagers www.SouthwestOrlandoBulletin.com x January 5 - 18, 2017 x 39 n Charities/Fundraisers Through Jan. 16 — Infant Prematurity Campaign Southwest Orlando resident and midwife Jennie Joseph, executive director of Commonsense Childbirth Inc., urges people to support the annual Heads Up on Infant Prematurity campaign by knitting or crocheting hats for newborns or premature infants. The hats will be delivered to local neonatal intensive care units or hospital nurseries Jan. 16, 2017. For more information, email perinataltaskforce@gmail.com or visit www.perinataltaskforce.com on the web Jan. 14 — Informational Gathering Bikes, Beans & Bordeaux, 3022 Corrine Drive, Orlando, hosts an informational gathering for anyone interested in participating in the Campagnolo Gran Fondo New York Cycling Event that takes place May 21. The event raises funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Time: 1:30 p.m. For more information, call John Scolaro, 407-230-5567; and to register, visit bit.ly/jointnt17 on the web. Jan. 22 — Brighton Beach Memoirs Play Reading Theatre South Playhouse presents an intimate stage reading of the hit Broadway play Brighton Beach Memoirs at the Rosen Event Theater, 11184 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando. Time: 2-4 p.m. Cost: $10, with proceeds benefiting the research of Lou Gehrig’s disease, also called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. ALS attacks motor neurons, cells that control the muscles. For more information, call 407-489-4458, email theatresouthorlando@gmail.com or visit brightonbeachfor-als.whindo.com on the web. Feb. 4 — Chef’s Gala Epcot World Showcase in Walt Disney World Resort, 200 Epcot Center Drive, Orlando, hosts Heart of Florida United Way’s 25th annual Chef’s Gala, a food and wine pairing event. Time: 6:45- 10 p.m. Cost: $275 per person or $500 per couple, with proceeds benefiting programs in education, income, health and basic needs. For more information, call 407-429-2129, email chefsgala@ hfuw.org or visit www.chefsgala.org on the web. Feb. 4 — Afrocentric Orlando In celebration of Black History Month, the Rosen JCC, 11184 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando, hosts Afrocentric Orlando, including a mix and mingle social tour, fashion runway show, ethnic arts and crafts, poetry, comedy skits, traditional music and exotic dances. Time: 4 p.m. Cost: $10, with proceeds benefiting The Shule Adetunde Performing Arts. For more information, call 407-552-5999, email infosbcbiz@ gmail.com or visit afrocentricorlandoevent2017. eventbrite.com on the web. n Children’s/Teen Programs Jan. 21 — Youth Fitness Competition Winter Garden Athletic Club, 350 E. Crown Point Road, Suite 1070, Winter Garden, hosts Youth Fitness Warriors, a free, fun fitness competition and coed event. Physicals are not required, and free physicals are offered for preregistered youth participants. Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. for elementary students, 1-2 p.m. for middle and high school students, and 2-3 p.m. for parents/adults. For more information about free physicals, call Toni Muzzonigro, D.O., at 407-367-5676. For more information and to preregister for the event, visit www.youthfitnesswarriors.com on the web. n Classes/Programs Jan. 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 & 30 — 50+ Fitness Aerobics Classes St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando, hosts 50+ Fitness Aerobics classes. Exercise mats are provided. Time: Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:45 a.m. Cost: $2. For more information, email fit4ever40f@cfl.rr.com. Jan. 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26 & 31 — Strength For Life 50+ Classes St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando, hosts Strength for Life 50+ group strength classes. Participants are encouraged to bring exercise bands and free weights. Exercise mats are provided. Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. Cost: $2. For more information, email fit4ever40f@cfl.rr.com. Jan. 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26 & 31 — Cardio/Strength Interval Classes St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando, hosts cardio/ strength interval classes. Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m. Cost: $5 per class or $30 per month. For more information, email Chris Smith at csmith@st.lukes.org. Jan. 10, 17, 24 & 31 — Stitching-Group Gatherings The Twisted Stitchers stitching group meets at the Southwest Library at Dr. Phillips, 7255 Della Drive, Orlando. All crafters are invited to attend. Time: Tuesdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, call Alouise Bergeron, 407-351-1324. Jan. 12 — Gardening Class Jessie Brock Community Center, 310 N. Dillard St., Winter Garden, hosts Basics of Vegetable Gardening in Central Florida, which teaches how to grow “warm season” vegetables, including soil preparation, adjusting soil pH, fertilizing, irrigation, pests and diseases. Registration is required, and the class is free. Time: 6-7:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.gardenflorida.eventbrite.com on the web. Jan. 13, 20 & 27 — 50+ Yoga Classes St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando, hosts 50+ Yoga classes. Participants are encouraged to bring a yoga mat and blocks. Time: Fridays at 9:30 a.m. Cost: $2. For more information, email cathy.infiniteyoga@gmail.com. CONTINUED ON PAGE 40