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Central Florida Earth Day at Lake Eola

Friday April 18, 2014

Don't forget: Central Florida Earth Day 2014 starts tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. at Lake Eola Park.

The event is organized by Vegetarians of Central Florida and is the biggest and longest running Earth Day celebration in Central Florida.

Stop by for lots of food vendors, recycling and solar power displays, workshops, and other activities. More than 14 local and regional musicians will be performing, and over 200 nonprofits and local businesses are participating this year. There will also be an Earth Kids Zone for the little ones.

All money raised at the event will go toward local environmental and humane education.

Visit the Central Florida Earth Day website for more information.

Earth Fest 2014 in Casselberry

Tuesday April 15, 2014

Shaun HopperSeminole County's largest Earth Fest 2014 event will take place on Saturday, April 26 from 12:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Lake Concord Park in Casselberry.

Guests will enjoy live music, recycled art, sustainable living exhibits, and much more!

The list of educational presentations is below:

  • 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. - Tree Talk with Master Gardener Bob Hotaling w/a tree giveaway
  • 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. - Dropsavers Award Ceremony with City Commissioners
  • 2:30 to 3:00 p.m. - Bee Talk with Gabbie Milch w/a bee friendly plant giveaway
  • 3:15 to 4:00 p.m. - Aquascaping, Rain Gardens, & Rain Barrels with Taryn Sudol w/a plant, tree and ran barrel giveaway

The Recyled Art Exhibit runs from noon until 3:00 p.m., and happy hour starts at 4:00 p.m. in the Organic Beer & Wine Garden.

The event is being put on by the City of Casselberry, Casselberry Friends of the Park, and Keep Seminole Beautiful, in hopes of increasing awareness about clean energy, reducing our carbon footprint, and protecting our environment.

Musical guests include Shaun Hopper, Daniel Heitz and The Revelators, and more!

Admission is free. For more information, visit Seminole County's Earth Fest 2014 website.

Photo Courtesy of the City of Casselberry

John Young History Maker Celebration 4/24

Sunday April 13, 2014

The Historical Society's largest fundraiser, the John Young History Maker Celebration, is taking place on April 24, 2014 at The Alfond Inn in Winter Park.

Now in its ninth year, the annual fundraiser honors a Central Floridian who has made a historic contribution to the local community with the prestigious John Young History Maker Award. The award is named after Captain John Young, an Orlandoan and NASA's longest serving astronaut.

The VIP reception begins at 5:30 and the general reception begins at 6:00 p.m. Dinner and the awards ceremony begin at 6:30 p.m. Cocktail dress is required.

To purchase tickets online, visit the Orange County Regional History Center event page online.

Florida Hospital Presents "Supercentenarians: Secrets of the Oldest Old"

Friday April 11, 2014

Want to know the secrets of the oldest people in the world? Visit the Florida Hospital Church on Wednesday, April 16 at 10:30 a.m. for a free community event, called "Supercentenarians: Secrets of the Oldest Old."

The Director of the Gerontology Research Group, Dr. Coles, will be answering questions pertaining to his work tracking the world's oldest people (those who are 110 years or older).

Some questions Dr. Coles will answer:

  • Who are Supercentenarians and how many are living in the world today?
  • Based on autopsy findings, why do they live as long as they do?
  • Why can't they live longer still?

Visit the event page or call 407-303-9239 to RSVP (recommended).

Image Courtesy of Florida Hospital

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