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Coming this May: Cancer Care-a-Thon Fundraiser

We are really excited to be able to announce our next local fundraising campaign… Introducing “THE DEBBIE TURNER CANCER RESOURCE CENTER CARE-A-THON” which will launch the first week of May!

On Demand: Interview about the 2016 Apopka Art and Foliage Festival

Host: Jim Turner Guest: 2016 Apopka Art and Foliage Festival Original Air Date: April 13, 2016 Download Interview

Attractions Round Up: April 22, 2016

Attractions Round Up: April 22, 2016

War & Peace Screening at the North Orange Branch Apopka Library

Latino Americans: War & Peace Screening at the North Orange Branch Apopka Library Date: 4/25/2016 Start Time: 6:30 PM End Time: 8:30 PM Join the North Orange Branch for the

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #068 from 04/12/16

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Pete Paquette, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. This week we discuss the Apopka Art and Foliage Festival.

Attractions Round Up for April 14, 2016

Attractions Round Up for April 14, 2016

Preschool Power Parenting with Miss Humblebee’s Academy at the North Orange Branch Apopka Library

Preschool Power Parenting with Miss Humblebee’s Academy at the North Orange Branch Apopka Library Date: 4/19/2016 Start Time: 6:00 PM End Time: 6:30 PM Miss Humblebee’s Academy is an interactive

Extreme Animals Event at the North Orange Branch Apopka Library

Extreme Animals Event at the North Orange Branch Apopka Library Date: 4/20/2016 Start Time: 3:00 PM End Time: 4:00 PM Did you know that some animals possess unique abilities? Kids

Rick Scott approves ‘Legacy Florida’ money for Everglades, Lake Apopka

Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday signed a bill known as “Legacy Florida” that opens a tap of cash to help restore the Everglades, the state’s natural springs … Read the

Listen Live to the Hometown Townhall Friday, April 8 from 3-5pm!

SPECIAL PROGRAMMING NOTICE: 1520 WBZW presents THE HOMETOWN TOWNHALL, Friday, April 8, 2016 from 3p-5p, during My Hometown with Jim Turner. Jim will go one-on-one with the Apopka candidates vying

Attractions Round Up for April 7, 2016

Attractions Round Up for April 7, 2016

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #067 from 03/29/16

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Pete Paquette, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. This week we have a full hour with former Apopkan,

Attractions Round Up for March 31, 2016

Attractions Round Up for March 31, 2016

ON DEMAND: Archery Experts Kim and Hendrick

Host: Jim Turner Guest: Kim Brooks and Hendrick Gouws – Archery Experts Original Air Date: March 29, 2016 Download Interview

Salem Media Group Announces Larry Elder to Take the Hugh Hewitt Slot in National Syndication

Talk show host Larry Elder will join the FM 105.5 and AM 660 The Answer lineup in the 7pm to 9pm timeslot beginning Monday, April 4th. Larry Elder will be taking the

CREATIVE COLORING Class at the Orange County North Branch Apopka Library

CREATIVE COLORING Have you heard about the latest craze? Adults are coloring again! Coloring is a great way to relax and unwind while channeling your inner child. Join us for

TODAY: Latino Americans: Empire of Dreams Screening at the North Orange Branch Apopka Library

Latino Americans: Empire of Dreams Date: 3/28/2016 Start Time: 6:30 PM End Time: 8:30 PM Join the North Orange Branch for the screening of Empire of Dreams, episode 2 of

ON DEMAND: Patrick Shackleford “The Orlando Dog Wizard”

Host: Jim Turner Guest: Patrick Shackleford – Orlando Dog Wizard Original Air Date: March 24, 2016 Download Interview

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #066 from 03/22/16

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Pete Paquette, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. This week we welcome Apopka entrepreneurs who run some of

Latino Americans: Empire of Dreams Screening at the North Orange Branch Apopka Library

Latino Americans: Empire of Dreams Date: 3/28/2016 Start Time: 6:30 PM End Time: 8:30 PM Join the North Orange Branch for the screening of Empire of Dreams, episode 2 of

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #065 from 03/15/16

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Pete Paquette, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. Download the MP3 Here Catch Main Street Apopka live every

ON DEMAND: Will Sanchez of the Apopka Fire Department

Host: Jim Turner Guest: Captain Will Sanchez – Apopka Fire Department Original Air Date: March 17, 2016 Download Interview

Attractions Round Up – March 17, 2016

Attractions Round Up – March 17, 2016 Download Segment

ON DEMAND: Paul Seago – NoCasinos.org

Host: Jim Turner Guest: Paul Seago – NoCasinos.org Original Air Date: March 16, 2016 Download Interview

ON DEMAND: Eleanor Jones – Apopka Foliage Festival

Host: Jim Turner Guest: Elenor Jones – Apopka Foliage Festival Original Air Date: March 9, 2016 Download Interview

ON DEMAND: Apopka Recreational Events Update

Host: Jim Turner Guest: Apopka Recreational Events Update Original Air Date: March 15, 2016 Download Interview

Apopka City Council Election Headquarters

It’s Election Day! If you need any more info on the candidate running for Apopka City Council, here is a collection of links from previous articles we have had along

ON DEMAND: Interview with Doug Bankson

Host: Jim Turner Guest: Doug Bankson – Candidate for Apopka City Council Original Air Date: March 14, 2016 Download Interview

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #064 from 03/08/16

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Pete Paquette, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. Download the MP3 Here Catch Main Street Apopka live every

ON DEMAND: Interview with Young Kim

Host: Jim Turner Guest: Young Kim – Candidate for Apopka City Council Original Air Date: March 11, 2016 Download Interview

Attractions Round-Up – March 10, 2016

Here are some news & notes from around the Central Florida Attractions for March 10, 2016.

Tickets Available Now – Bring Small Businesses Back Tour

Bring Small Businesses Back Tour Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs 350 Northlake Boulevard Altamonte Springs, FL 32701 Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT) CLICK HERE FOR YOU

ON DEMAND: Interview with Sam Ruth

Host: Jim Turner Guest: Sam Ruth Original Air Date: March 9, 2016 Download Interview

ON DEMAND: Interview with Kane Rowel from Krazy Kids Fun Run

Host: Jim Turner Guest: Kane Rowel “Krazy Kids Fun Run” Original Air Date: March 8, 2016 Download Interview

Altamonte Springs teams up with Uber to subsidize rides

Altamonte Springs will soon become the only city in the country that will help Uber riders pay their fares when traveling anywhere within its municipality — whether it’s to or

ON DEMAND: Interview with Monica from Overeaters Anonymous

Host: Jim Turner Guest: Monica from Overeaters Anonymous Original Air Date: March 3, 2016 Download Interview

ON DEMAND: Interview with Bill Arrowsmith

Host: Jim Turner Guest: Bill Arrowsmith, Apopka City Commissioner Original Air Date: March 4, 2016 Download Interview

ON DEMAND: Nick LoCicero’s Central Florida Attractions Round-Up

Host: Jim Turner Guest: Nick LoCicero’s Central Florida Attractions Round-Up Original Air Date: March 3, 2016 Download Interview

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #063 from 03/01/16

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Pete Paquette, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. Download the MP3 Here Catch Main Street Apopka live every

CREATIVE COLORING Class at the Orange County North Branch Apopka Library

CREATIVE COLORING Have you heard about the latest craze? Adults are coloring again! Coloring is a great way to relax and unwind while channeling your inner child. Join us for

ON DEMAND: Interview with Sue Kid And Terri Morell about Apopka Visioning

Host: Jim Turner Guest: Sue Kid (Chair) and Terri Morrell of the Visioning Committee talk about the current state of the Visioning Process. Original Air Date: February 26, 2016 Download Interview

Attractions Round-up for March 3, 2016

Take a look at this week’s Attractions Round-Up as heard on My Hometown with Jim Turner and Nick LoCicero every Thursday at 4pm. Click here to open up a document

ON DEMAND: Interview with Kyle Becker

Host: Jim Turner Guest: Kyle Becker who is running for Seat 4 of City Council. Original Air Date: February 25, 2016 Download Interview

Preschool: A Trip Around the World at the Orange County North Branch Apopka Library

Preschool: A Trip Around the World Friday, March 4, 11, and 25, 11 a.m. Pack your suitcase and get ready to see the world! This four-part preschool series will introduce

ON DEMAND: Interview with Jim Meadows of the Apopka Community Theater

Host: Jim Turner Guest: Jim Meadows of the Apopka Community Theater Original Air Date: February 23, 2016 Download Interview

ON DEMAND: Book Reviews with Gary Roen 03 01 2016

Host: Jim Turner Guest: Gary Roen with his book reviews. Original Air Date: March 1, 2016 Download Interview

ON DEMAND: Interview with Alice Nolan

Host: Jim Turner Guest: Alice Nolan, candidate for Seat 3 of the Apopka City Council. Original Air Date: March 1, 2016 Download Interview

ON DEMAND: Interview with Glendora Collier and Roger Scott of the AARP Foundation

Host: Jim Turner Guest: Glendora Collier and Roger Scott of the AARP Foundation Original Air Date: February 22, 2016 Download Interview

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #062 from 02/23/16

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Pete Paquette, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. This week we are joined by the Chris and John,

Spring Break at the Orange County Apopka Library

Join us all week for Spring Break @ Your Library and get ready to go green! Each day learn about going green with activities, crafts, and technology. Ages 6-12. Registration

An Evening with the Gaither Vocal Band

Where: Orlando, FL at Bob Carr Theater When: Saturday, March 19, 2016 Starts: 3:00PM Doors Open: 2:00PM https://www.premierproductions.com/tour/gaither-tour/orlando-fl The Gaither Vocal Band got its start in the early 1980s with

ON DEMAND: Audio from the Apopka City Council Forum – January 27, 2016

The Apopka City Council Forum took place at the CPS Sportsplex in Apopka, FL on January 27, 2016. It was sponsored by 1520 WBZW, The Apopka Chief and The Apopka

Central Florida Attractions Round Up 02/18/16

New Olaf, Mickey, and Minnie Meet & Greet Experiences Coming To Hollywood Studios http://wdwnt.com/blog/2016/02/new-olaf-mickey-and-minnie-meet-greet-experiences-coming-to-hollywood-studios/ Additional Dates Now Available for Club Villain at Disney’s Hollywood Studios http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2016/02/additional-dates-now-available-for-club-villain-at-disneys-hollywood-studios/ New Castle Stage Show

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #061 from 02/16/16

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Pete Paquette, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. This week we are joined by Mary Sue Weinaug of

Book Your Mediterranean Cruise w/ Stops in Rome, Naples, Jerusalem, Athens and more

Rejuvenate! Be inspired! Refresh! Sound like some realities you want for yourself this year? Then embark this fall on a 15-day all-inclusive Mediterranean Cruise of a lifetime. Sail the pristine

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #060 from 02/09/16

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Pete Paquette, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. This week is all about the Old Florida Outdoor Festival.

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #059 from 01/26/16

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Pete Paquette, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. This week’s special guest is Cooper from Encore. Download the MP3

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #058 from 01/19/16

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Pete Paquette, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. This week’s special guest is Michael Cooper from Cooper Commerce Park

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #057 from 01/12/16

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Pete Paquette, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. This week’s special guest is Paul Faircloth. Download the MP3

Apopka Adopt-A-Tree Event – February 6

Adopt-A-Tree Orange County’s cooperative extension service will host an Adopt-A-Tree event Saturday, February 6 starting at 8 a.m. Magnolia Park, 2929 S. Binion Road, Apopka, 32803 This is a FREE

Apopka Library: Stretching for Pain Management

Stretching for Pain Management Age Group(s): Adults Date: 1/29/2016 Start Time: 10:30 AM End Time: 11:30 AM Join Diana Jo Rossano, Ph.D. and learn how to improve all types of

Meet the Apopka City Council Candidates: Kyle Becker

1520 WBZW, Apopka’s Hometown Station, is bringing you live coverage of the January 27th forum that will include Apopka City Council Candidates for seats 3 and 4. Our broadcast begins at

Meet the Apopka City Council Candidates: Young Kim

1520 WBZW, Apopka’s Hometown Station, is bringing you live coverage of the January 27th forum that will include Apopka City Council Candidates for seats 3 and 4. Our broadcast begins at

Meet the Apopka City Council Candidates: Bill Arrowsmith

1520 WBZW, Apopka’s Hometown Station, is bringing you live coverage of the January 27th forum that will include Apopka City Council Candidates for seats 3 and 4. Our broadcast begins at

AM 660 The Answer to Host Feb. 25th GOP Debate

On Monday, the Republican National Committee ousted NBC from broadcasting the February 25th Republican Presidential Debate in Houston…which will air just days before Super Tuesday on March 1st. The RNC

Apopka Library: ARTSY TODDLER

ARTSY TODDLER Date: Monday, January 25, 2016 Start Time: 11:00 AM Library: North Orange Branch Paint, paste, glue, stamp and create! Young children will enjoy stories, songs and exploring age-appropriate

Meet the Apopka City Council Candidates: Alice Nolan

1520 WBZW, Apopka’s Hometown Station, is bringing you live coverage of the January 27th forum that will include Apopka City Council Candidates for seats 3 and 4. Our broadcast begins at

Meet the Apopka City Council Candidates: Doug Bankson

1520 WBZW, Apopka’s Hometown Station, is bringing you live coverage of the January 27th forum that will include Apopka City Council Candidates for seats 3 and 4. Our broadcast begins at

Birdapalooza – February 6, 2016 – Lake Apopka

Birdapalooza February 6, 2016 9am-4pm Magnolia Park What is Birdapalooza? A celebration of the rich diversity of birds and other wildlife that make their home on the north shore of

American Leprosy Missions Radiothon Begins Today

Join Apopka’s Hometown Station, 1520 WBZW along with our sister stations FM 94.9 and 950 WTLN for our Radiothon to benefit the American Leprosy Missions. Jim Turner, Pete Paquette and

Meet the Apopka City Council Candidates: Sam Ruth

1520 WBZW, Apopka’s Hometown Station, is bringing you live coverage of the January 27th forum that will include Apopka City Council Candidates for seats 3 and 4. Our broadcast begins at

Submit a Question for the Candidates of the Jan 27th Apopka City Council Forum!

The Apopka City Council Forum is right around the corner, and 1520 WBZW is giving you the chance to submit a question that may be asked to the candidates on

Apopka Honors 1961-62 state championship boys basketball team

Apopka Memorial’s 1961-62 state championship boys basketball team will be remembered. The school, named Apopka High School since it moved to a new campus in 1976, will honor the title

The Apopka City Council Forum – January 27, 2016

On Wednesday, January 27, 2016 there will be an Apopka City Council Forum at the new CPS Sportsplex hosted by 1520 WBZW, The Apopka Chief and The Apopka Voice where you

Give to the American Leprosy Missions Today

American Leprosy Missions is the oldest and largest nonprofit, non-denominational organization in the U.S. working to cure and care for people with leprosy and Buruli ulcer worldwide. American Leprosy Missions

Learn Bear Safety Tips at Apopka Event

Wildlife and zoo officials will be in Apopka on Jan. 16 to present information about black bear safety. The program will get started at 1 p.m. at the Apopka Amphitheater

2016 Old Florida Outdoor Festival – BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW AND SAVE!

The 2016 Old Florida Outdoor Festival will be better than ever to celebrate the event’s fifth year. Get your tickets early to save $5 off gate admission. Save even more

Listen to Apopka and Orangewood Christian Basketball Games LIVE on 1520 WBZW

Here is the January schedule for Apopka and Orangewood Christian Basketball games you can hear live on 1520 WBZW and only at MyHometownFL.com. Apopka Jan 12 – Apopka vs Ocoee

Planning Commission Meeting – January 12

Planning Commission Meeting Tuesday, January 12 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Council Chambers, 120 East Main Street, Apopka, FL 32703

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #056 from 01/05/16

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Pete Paquette, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. Download the MP3 Here Catch Main Street Apopka live every

Apopka Library: Kidney Smart

Kidney Smart Age Group(s): Adults, Seniors Date: 1/12/2016 Start Time: 10:30 AM End Time: 12:30 PM 1 in 10 U.S. adults has kidney disease. If you have it, you’re not

Apopka Library: Detox & Renew with Essential Oils

Detox & Renew with Essential Oils Age Group(s): All Ages Date: 1/9/2016 Start Time: 1:00 PM End Time: 2:30 PM We will discuss the importance of cleansing and detoxifying our

Apopka Library: ARTSY TODDLER

ARTSY TODDLER Date: Monday, January 11, 2016 Start Time: 11:00 AM Library: North Orange Branch Paint, paste, glue, stamp and create! Young children will enjoy stories, songs and exploring age-appropriate

Apopka Library: Green Teen: Go Cart Fun

Green Teen: Go Cart Fun Age Group(s): Tweens, Teens, Families Date: 1/10/2016 Start Time: 2:00 PM End Time: 3:00 PM Use your creativity and have fun. Come and build a

The NEW 94.9 FM – 950 AM WTLN’s 2016 Pastors Masters Golf Scramble

The NEW 94.9 FM – 950 AM WTLN’s 2016 Pastors Masters Golf Scramble is opened to all active and retired pastors in Central Florida! No prior golfing experience necessary! This

Lake Apopka Phosphorous Removal Pilot Project Appears Promising

from the Daily Commercial A pilot project to remove phosphorus from Lake Apopka is one of several that may prove beneficial to restoring the lake in the next decade, according

Food Truck Round Up – January 7

Food Truck Round Up Thursday, January 7 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm Held every first Thursday near the Gazebo at Kit Land Nelson Park. Parking available at Edwards Field. Free

Apopka Council Meeting – January 6

Council Meeting Wednesday, January 6 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Council Chambers 120 East Main Street Apopka, FL 32703 Find the current agenda at: http://www.apopka.net/agenda.html

Listen to Republican Debate LIVE on AM 660 The Answer / FM 105.5

AM 660 The Answer and FM 105.5 is your exclusive Orlando radio home to the December 15 Republican Presidential Debate LIVE from Las Vegas. Our coverage begins at 5pm and

Get Your Joy – An Irish Christmas Tickets Now

Join Ireland’s own Keith and Kristyn Getty, writers of modern hymns and carols, for their fourth annual tour of Joy – An Irish Christmas, a lively celebration of the birth

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #052 from 12/01/15

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Pete Paquette, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. Download the MP3 Here Catch Main Street Apopka live every

2015 Apopka Festival of the Trees and Christmas Tree Lighting

More than 30 participating businesses and organizations from Apopka will participate in the Festival of Trees to benefit the Apopka Historical Society and the AHA Players Community Theatre troupe. The

Celebrate the Holiday Season with the 39th Apopka Christmas Parade

An Apopka tradition returns with the 39th annual Apopka Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 12. This year’s event presented by the Foliage Sertoma Club of Apopka will feature more than

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #051 from 11/24/15

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Pete Paquette, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. Download the MP3 Here Catch Main Street Apopka live every

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #050 from 11/17/15

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Pete Paquette, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. Download the MP3 Here Catch Main Street Apopka live every

Pilot project aims to clean up polluted Lake Apopka

by CFN13 A new pilot program vows to restore polluted Lake Apopka to its original glory in just a couple of years. The project doesn’t dredge or use chemicals. The

Sara Palin to Guest on American Adversaries Thursday at 5pm

Tune into the American Adversaries on AM 660 The Answer and 105.5 FM or online at AM660TheAnswer.com Thursday November 19th at 5pm EST for an interview with Sara Palin. She

Altamonte Springs captures I-4 runoff to water lawns in Apopka

from the Orlando Sentinel On the average day, a slurry of dirty rainwater capable of filling seven Olympic-sized swimming pools slides off a section of Interstate 4 and drains into

Collections Continue this Week for Operation Christmas Child

This month, locations in the Orlando area will serve as collection sites for Operation Christmas Child—the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind. The annual Samaritan’s Purse project is a

Research could lead to better control of fungi

from GreenhouseMag.com Results of new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences research may help control some dangerous species of fungi, known as phytophthora — or water molds

Apopka Blue Darters vs West Orange Football Playoff Tickets On Sale NOW!

Get your tickets now for the Apopka vs. West Orange Class 8A playoff game to be played at Raymond Screws Field on Friday, November 20th @ 7:30pm. Click here to purchase tickets!

Florida Hospital Apopka to turn to senior living community

from the Orlando Sentinel Florida Hospital Apopka on North Park Avenue will turn into a senior living community, once the hospital moves to its new location on Harmon and Ocoee-Apopka

ORLANDO OPENS COLLECTION SITES FOR WORLD’S LARGEST CHRISTMAS PROJECT

This month, locations in the Orlando area will serve as collection sites for Operation Christmas Child—the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind. The annual Samaritan’s Purse project is a

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #049 from 11/10/15

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Pete Paquette, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. Download the MP3 Here Catch Main Street Apopka live every

Request your FREE audio download of Alistair Begg’s book Lasting Love today!

FREE from Truth For Life: The audio version of Alistair Begg’s book Lasting Love – a valuable resource for seeking, building, and maintaining a solid marital foundation. Alistair Begg shares

Open Doors Radiothon for Persecuted Christians Begins Today

Tune in from 3-4PM this Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (November 9-11) on 1520 WBZW, 94.9 FM and AM 950 WTLN as we partner with Open Doors USA to raise money

Mummies of the World Exhibit Enters Final Weeks in Orlando

Just a few weeks remain before the nationally recognized Mummies of the World: The Exhibition closes at Orlando Science Center on Nov. 29. The presentation in Orlando marks the twelfth

Ticket Discount Available Now for the Sunshine Summit

SUNSHINE SUMMIT NOVEMBER 12-14, 2015 ORLANDO, FLORIDA Visit www.sunshinesummit.gop and use the Promo Code RADIO to save on your tickets today! Here is a look at the event schedule: Thursday, November

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #048 from 10/27/15

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Pete Paquette, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. This week features Fred Priest, the Athletic Director at Apopka

Apopka 43 – Oak Ridge 14; Listen to the Week 9 Broadcast

Click Here to listen to the 1520 WBZW archived broadcast of Week 9: Apopka vs. Oak Ridge from the Orlando Sentinel Locked in a 14-14 defensive slugfest with Oak Ridge

The Response: A Message from Governor Rick Scott

Governor Rick Scott is honored to attend The Response from The Response USA on Vimeo. Read his letter here. The Response is holding statewide solemn assemblies to gather people from

Apopka 43 – Wekiva 6; Listen to the Week 8 Broadcast

Click Here to listen to the 1520 WBZW archived broadcast of Week 8: Apopka vs. Wekiva from the Orlando Sentinel Being a state champion one year and not even making the

Save the Babies

The ‘Save the Babies’ campaign is here! The ‘Save the Babies’ campaign will raise money to go toward ultrasound procedures and other expenses at Women’s Crisis Pregnancy Centers and Christian

The Response: Prayer For Our Nation

WE WILL RESPOND The Response is holding statewide solemn assemblies to gather people from all ages, denominations and backgrounds in prayer and fasting on behalf of our nation. We want

Apopka to Host Additional Meetings for Visioning Program

The City of Apopka will host two special meetings on Oct. 24 to hear from Hispanic and African-American residents about the future of their community. Each listening session is part

Apopka to honor longtime Mayor John Land with two statues

from the Orlando Sentinel To commemorate the man who led Apopka for more than six decades, just one bronze statue won’t be enough. Instead, the city has planned a double

Apopka 46 – Olympia 17; Listen to the Week 7 Broadcast

Click Here to listen to the 1520 WBZW archived broadcast of Week 7: Apopka vs. Olympia from the Orlando Sentinel No. 6 Apopka (6-1) turned the ball over the first

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #046 from 10/13/15

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Pete Paquette, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. Download the MP3 here Catch Main Street Apopka live every

Free Tickets to DAVID JEREMIAH’S STAND UP! TOUR

ORLANDO, FLORIDA Date: Thursday, October 29, 2015 Time: 7:00 p.m. Features: Special musical guest, Gaither Vocal Band Location: Amway Center 400 W. Church St. #200 Orlando, Florida 32801 Cost: FREE!

WIN a pair of tickets to the Holy Land Experience!

        Enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the Holy Land Experience! Spend a day and enjoy stage plays, exhibitions and one of

Apopka Police Drive Breast Cancer Awareness with Special Vehicle

The Apopka Police Department is joining the cause for breast cancer awareness with a special police vehicle decked out in pink and black. The Dodge Nitro – unveiled Friday at

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #045 from 10/06/15

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Pete Paquette, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. This week Debbie Turner stops by from the Debbie Turner

10th Annual Sensational Seniors Event This Weekend

  Living life to the fullest and leaving a legacy for generations to come! First Baptist Orlando 3000 South John Young Parkway Orlando, Florida 32805 407.425.2555 http://sensationalseniors.info/

First Ever Joy Starts Here Event in Orlando This Weekend

                Have you ever asked yourself “What is it that I’m really looking for in life?” We search for meaning in our families,

Apopka 3 – West Orange 28; Listen to the Week 6 Broadcast

Click Here to listen to the 1520 WBZW archived broadcast of Week 6: Apopka vs. West Orange from the Orlando Sentinel Woody Barrett accounted for three touchdowns for West Orange

Apopka to Award Prizes Wednesday to Visioning Survey Participants

The City of Apopka on Wednesday will award prizes for randomly selected residents who submitted surveys in the Visioning Apopka community planning program. The prize drawing attended by Apopka Mayor

Apopka Focuses on Safety for Walk to School Day

The City of Apopka is joining with local schools to celebrate Walk to School Day on Oct. 7. The international event – held each year at thousands of public and

Parmalee and Chris Young Headline 2016 Old Florida Outdoor Festival

Country music stars Parmalee and Chris Young will headline a big weekend of music, fun and food at the 2016 Old Florida Outdoor Festival. The fifth annual showcase for outdoor

Apopka 44 – University 0; Listen to the Week 5 Broadcast

Click Here to listen to the 1520 WBZW archived broadcast of Week 5: Apopka vs. University from the Orlando Sentinel It took Apopka a quarter to shake off some homecoming

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #044 from 09/22/15

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Pete Paquette, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. This week, Fred Brummer stops by to talk about the

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #043 from 09/15/15

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Pete Paquette, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. Download the MP3 here Catch Main Street Apopka live every

Apopka 22 – Dr. Phillips 20; Listen to the Week 4 Broadcast

Click Here to listen to the 1520 WBZW archived broadcast of Week 4: Apopka vs. Dr. Phillips from the Orlando Sentinel Dr. Phillips could only watch as mobs of Apopka

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #042 from 09/08/15

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Pete Paquette, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. Download the MP3 here Catch Main Street Apopka live every

City of Apopka, “Hometown Halloween in the Park” scheduled for Saturday, October, 31st 2015, at Kit Land Nelson Park!

Hometown Halloween In The Park is a free, fun and safe trick or treat alternative for the children of Apopka. From 5 to 7 pm, children will have a chance to

Visioning Apopka Hosts First Community Forum Today

The City of Apopka on Tuesday will host the first of five large forums that encourage residents to help shape the future of their community. The Visioning Apopka meeting from

Apopka 49 – Deland 7; Listen to the Week 3 Broadcast

Click Here to listen to the 1520 WBZW archived broadcast of Week 3: Apopka vs. Deland. from the Orlando Sentinel Unbeaten Apopka spotted DeLand an early touchdown then stormed back

Republican Madness Tournament: Final Four

Only four Republican Candidates are left standing in Salem Media’s Republican Madness Tournament. Vote now…

A1 Fence Solutions Joins Amazing Radio Deals with Half Price Vouchers!

Our Amazing Radio Deals website has always provided great deals on many practical goods and services you use each and every day. Now, we are offering you half price vouchers on

Apopka 46 – Edgewater 25; Listen to the Week 2 Broadcast

Click Here to listen to the 1520 WBZW archived broadcast of Week 2: Apopka vs. Edgewater. from the Orlando Sentinel Apopka got its single-wing rushing game cranked up in the

Visioning Apopka Community Meetings Update

A Mobile Information Station will host its next event on September 12. The MIS is a recreational vehicle operated by project consultants Keith and Schnars PA to gather information for

Vote Now in Salem’s Republican Madness Tournament!

Join our Republican Madness Challenge to vote up your favorite GOP contenders! Just sign in or register, click on the match ups to vote within a round! After three days,

Apopka 40 – Ocoee 6; Listen to the Week 1 Broadcast

Click Here to listen to the 1520 WBZW archived broadcast of Week 1: Apopka vs. Ocoee. from the Orlando Sentinel Three touchdowns in a 45-second span in the first half

Apopka Encourages Residents to Prepare for Stormy Weather

The City of Apopka encourages residents to take time this weekend to prepare for the possibility of heavy rain and high winds created by Tropical Storm Erika. Although the track

Register NOW for our Pastors Appreciation Brunch & Enter to Win Trip to Israel!

Here is a word to all our Pastors out there from WTLN General Manager Bill Files: Good morning Pastor, Have you RSVP’d yet? “You are invited to attend our 9th Annual Pastors

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #038 from 08/04/15

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Pete Paquette, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. This week’s show features Michael Cooper with an update on growth

The Business Forum Schedule

Visioning Apopka will host a Business Forum to identify challenges and opportunities facing growing existing business in the community as well as recruiting new industry. The Business Forum September 29

Mobile Information Station Visit Schedule

The MIS is a rolling office with project information for the benefit of any citizens who want to learn more about the visioning process and offer their input. Visitors can

Apopka Police and Businesses Provide Help for School Teachers

Teachers deserve so much community support. The average public school teacher spends $485 out of pocket each year to help provide school materials like paper, pencils and art supplies for

Visioning Apopka Community Forums Schedule

Citizens are invited to attend a community forum to provide their input regarding the future of Apopka. There will be four forums. Each forum will follow the same format, but

Join Us and the American Leprosy Mission August 3-5, 2015

The New 94.9FM / AM950 WTLN and 1520 WBZW are partnering with the American Leprosy Mission… to help stop leprosy! Yes, leprosy still exists in the world! We’ve even had leprosy

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #031 from 06/09/15

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and 1520’s Roger Franklin Williams, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. This week’s featured guest is Jeff Welch of Kelly

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #029 from 05/26/15

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and 1520’s Roger Franklin Williams, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. Download the MP3 here Catch Main Street Apopka

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #028 from 05/19/15

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and 1520’s Roger Franklin Williams, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. This week features City of Apopka’s City Manager

Apopka Public Safety Day: May 30th

Bring the family for a fun-filled experience with Apopka’s police, fire and medical services on May 30. Public Safety Day, sponsored by Florida Hospital Apopka, will feature police SWAT and

Apopka Finds Creative Ways to Save Money with Vehicles

Repairs can be pretty costly when debris from inside a garbage truck catches fire. It’s twice as expensive when the fire happens a second time within just a few months.

All New Show About You, Your Money and God Coming Soon to WTLN

The new 950 WTLN is proud to announce a new show coming to our line up on Monday, June 1st at 2pm! Chris Brown’s True Stewardship with a message and a

Interesting Opinion Article about Apopka’s Fast Food

Here is an interesting article I found at the Orlando Sentinel written by Beth Kassab about the Apopka fast food topic: Fast food ban just what Apopka needs As I

Memorial Day Event in Apopka

The City of Apopka and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10147 will present a Memorial Day service on May 25. The special event to recognize esteemed members of the military

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #027 from 05/12/15

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and 1520’s Roger Franklin Williams, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. This week’s show features Dino Rachiele owner Rachiele Custom

SANDI PATTY JUNE 28th FIRST BAPTIST OVIEDO

The NEW 950 WTLN welcomes Sandi Patty “A Celebration of Faith, Family, and Freedom” to First Baptist Oviedo, Sunday, June 28, 2015! Joined by the First Baptist Orchestra and a

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #026 from 05/05/15

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and 1520’s Roger Franklin Williams, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. This week the first half of Main Street Apopka

Dare to Starve Your Eyes with New Life Ministries

To Starve your Eyes means to abstain from looking at anything sexually stimulating. God’s word is clear on his plans for our sexual life, including our thoughts and our actions.

It’s a Celebration of Women in Paleontology at Orlando Science Center

Orlando Science Center and Florida Fossil Hunters present “Women in Paleontology,” an event of presentations and fossil showcases. Female paleontology professionals from Ph.D.s to doctoral candidates to high school teachers

Free copy of My Best-Ever Book of Bible Stories courtesy of Truth for Life

Truth For Life, the Bible-teaching ministry of Alistair Begg, is making the book, My Best-Ever Book of Bible Stories, available to you completely free.  This colorful, fun storybook teaches young

Register NOW for FamilyLife’s Weekend to Remember Marriage Getaway

FamilyLife’s Weekend to Remember Caribe Royale All-Suite Hotel Orlando, FL June 12-16, 2015 FamilyLife’s Weekend to Remember is not just a fun, romantic getaway—it could improve your marriage for the

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #025 from 04/28/15

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and 1520’s Roger Franklin Williams, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. This week’s show features Jennifer Wonderslaven, project manager for

Apopka is Growing… Great Article from CFN13

CFN 13 Posted at great article about Apopka’s growth: Apopka could nearly double in size in the next couple of decades thanks to the building of the Wekiva Parkway, which

Coming Soon: Summer Break at the North Orange Branch Library

June 8 through July 27, 1 – 4 p.m. Spend Mondays during summer break at the North Orange Branch Library! Our eight-week program features activities to keep participants’ minds in

North Orange Branch Library: May Schedule of Events

Click here for the North Orange Branch Library: May Schedule of Events

North Orange Branch Library: 1st Annual Childrens Clothing Swap

Event Type: Children’s Programs Date: 5/16/2015 Start Time: 2:00 PM End Time: 3:30 PM It’s time to clean out your children’s closets! Bring your children’s clean, gently used clothing and

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #024 from 04/21/15

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and 1520’s Roger Franklin Williams, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. This week’s show features a “Behind the Scenes”

Flow Mobile Returns to Apopka City Hall

The FLOW bus is resuming visits to Apopka City Hall twice a month to provide driver and vehicle license services. The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles provides

Apopka’s Student Work Program Seeks Businesses for Summer Employment

The City of Apopka is looking for businesses to provide a summer of great work experience for local high-school students. Apopka Youth Works is a new program in partnership with

Off the Shelf: Cookbooks with recipe exchange at North Orange Library

Have a favorite recipe? Join other reading, cooking and baking enthusiasts as they share treasured recipes from favorite cookbooks. Whip up a batch of your recipe and bring it to

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #023 from 04/14/15

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and 1520’s Roger Franklin Williams, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. Features in-depth discussion about Apopka’s renown foliage industry.

City of Apopka Runs Cleaner and Cheaper with Natural Gas Vehicles

Apopka’s two newest garbage trucks join a growing fleet of unique vehicles to help the city save money and protect the environment. The large, green mammoths run on compressed natural

NEW Citizenship Inspired Classes at North Orange Branch Library

Registration is open for our Citizenship Inspired classes. We will offer a 2-part program on Sundays, April 19 and April 26, from 1:30 – 5:30 p.m. Students will learn about

NEWE Programs and Classes at North Orange Branch Library for Preschoolers

The North Orange Branch Library will start two new weekly programs in April for preschoolers: On Thursdays at 11 a.m. we will offer a weekly Spanish class for preschoolers called “So

54th Annual Apopka Art and Foliage Festival

As you drive down 441 or Park Avenue in downtown Apopka, lift your eyes and behold the new Apopka Art and Foliage Festival banners attached to the light poles. Over

Help Improve Alonzo Williams Park

The City of Apopka is looking for help from residents to improve a small neighborhood near Alonzo Williams Park. The city is applying for a community development block grant that

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #021 from 03/24/15

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and 1520’s Roger Franklin Williams, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. This week’s show features Nikki Francis and Bill Cook

Apopka Police Department Provides Home Security Assessments

Don’t be a target for crime in your home. More than 1.9 million home burglaries were reported in 2013, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigations. Victims of burglary lost

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #020 from 03/17/15

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and 1520’s Roger Franklin Williams, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. This week’s show features an in-depth pre-view of the

Crop of New Businesses Growing Across Apopka

APOPKA, Fla. – Drive down Bradshaw Road to see the crop of new businesses growing across Apopka. Clusters of multi-colored brick buildings are under construction on both sides of the

Sertoma Swings dance party

Party March 21st, 2015 (Want your tickets NOW? Use Paypal – see below) If the names Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey or Count Basie bring back memories from dancing

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #019 from 03/10/15

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and 1520’s Roger Franklin Williams, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. This week’s show features the upcoming Sertoma Swing,

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #018 from 03/03/15

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and 1520’s Roger Franklin Williams, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. This week’s show features the North Orange Library

March calendar of classes and programs for Apopka’s North Orange Branch Library

Click the link below to see all that the North Orange Branch Library has to offer in February! March 2015 Programs and Classes So much to do at Apopka’s library

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #017 from 02/24/15

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and 1520’s Roger Franklin Williams, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. This week’s show features special guests Chris Declue

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #016 from 02/17/15

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and 1520’s Roger Franklin Williams, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. This week’s show features Paul Faircloth from Mosquito

Miss Orlando’s Outstanding Teen To Present Story Program at North Orange Library

Leah Roddenberry, Miss Orlando’s Outstanding Teen 2015, will be reading Dr. Seuss books at the North Orange Branch Library during Family Storytime on Sunday, March 1 at 2:15 pm. The

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #015 from 02/10/15

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and 1520’s Roger Franklin Williams, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. This week’s show featured a presentation of all of

Books On The Air: Reviews by Gary Roen

Book connoisseur Gary Roen can be heard on the First Tuesday of each month on My Hometown with Jim Turner (weekdays 3-5pm EST) on 1520 WBZW. His reviews are published across

February calendar of classes and programs for Apopka’s North Orange Branch Library

So much to do at Apopka’s library this month. Here are some highlights… Did you know February is Library Lovers Month? Join us for some fantastic February library programs! Crazy

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #014 from 02/03/15

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and 1520’s Roger Franklin Williams, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. This week’s show highlights the Lake Apopka Wildlife

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #013 from 01/27/15

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and 1520’s Roger Franklin Williams, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. This week’s show features 3rd generation Apopka Businessman

Apopka Art & Jazz Festival This Weekend!

Jazz and Art Fest Saturday, January 24 Northwest Recreation Ampitheater Featuring Local area Schools Tickets are $5.00 dollars and are available at school’s or at the gate on January 24th.

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #011 from 12/23/14

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and 1520’s Roger Franklin Williams, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. This week’s featured guest is Lou Haubner, a

Listen to the Main Street Apopka Radio Show #005 from 11/11/14

Hosted by Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and 1520’s Roger Franklin Williams, Main Street Apopka is a radio show all about your hometown. This edition was recorded live at Apopka’s Veterans

Children’s Programs at the Library

Bring your children to the library to hear a story, participate in making crafts or for science workshops. Fun for all ages! SRP: National Geographic Wild Bat Tails Wednesday, July

Music in the Library

This July come to your local branch of the Orange County Library to hear some amazing music. Here’s what’s on the schedule this month. Elements of Sound: Chris Robertson Saturday,

Art in the Library

Here are a list of this month’s exciting art displays at the OCLS. Florida Surface Design Association Textile Arts Orlando Public Library, Library Central Members of the Florida Surface Design

Prenatal Care Education

The Orange County Library Systems has a number of prenatal educational workshops for expectant mothers. Come out and meet other pregnant women and learn about health and pregnancy safety. To

Writer’s Corner at the OCLS

This July get inspired by attending one of our writers workshops. Bring you paper and pens and come listen to authors speak about their works and offer advice on writing.

A Civil Rights March Through Time

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Civil Rights Act of 1964, Professor Don Harrell of the University of Central Florida Africana Studies Program chronicles the historical affairs that

Learn the FUNdamentals of Improv

Celebrate five years with Power 2 Improv at the library! Whether you are new to improv or have previous experience, these classes are about having fun while learning the essential

Steve Songs Concert at the Library

PBS’s Steve Songs is coming to the Orlando Public Library, Library Central on July 23. Concert begins at 10:30am and closes at 1pm. You must register to attend this event.

Mayor Kilsheimer’s Sunday Booze Ban Decision

Apopka residents have been giving their two cents towards the ban discussion in an open forum, giving their opinion on liquor laws. Currently, Apopka is the only community in Central

The Edge Workshop

Register by July 11 to join the D.I.V.A. LLC in a back to school preparedness for girls. This day long workshop will help build a girl’s confidence and academic success.

Local Beauty Pageants

The Foliage Sertoma Club of Apopka presents 4 local beauty pageants: Cutie Pie, Little Miss Apopka, Miss Pre-Teen and Miss Teen Apopka. The date has yet to be announced as

Apopka Council Meetings

If you would like to be more active in your community, come out to a council meeting this month and hear what’s going on in your community. The council meets

Sanford Fireworks at Star Spangled Sanford on the Riverwalk for the 4th of July

In the northeast part of Metro Orlando is Orlando’s other large fireworks show in Sanford, Florida that is called Star Spangled Sanford. Fireworks are launched over Lake Monroe from the marina in

Downtown Orlando Fireworks at the Fountain for the 4th of July

Downtown Orlando has one of the most popular 4th of July fireworks shows during the Independence Day holiday with a great setting over Lake Eola. There are a lot of areas

Discovery Hour in the Park

Join us every Saturday morning this summer and fall for Discovery Hour in the Park. These programs are held at our interpretive pavilion between the two boardwalks that lead to

Fourth of July Celebration

This Fourth of July come out to Lions Park in Lake Alfred FL and have a day filled with fun for the whole family. EVENTS Celebrate Fourth of July, Friday

Summer Children’s Program at the OCLS

The following are summer programs for children ages 3-5 and 6-12. Some programs require a reservation and a current OCLS library card. Functions and events are available at multiple branches

Tampa Taiko Japanese Drumming

Tuesday, June 17 from 11am-12pm Orlando Public Library March to the beat of your own drum with this ancient martial art form. Experience the exciting music of these magnificent large–scale

Movie Makeup Magic

Come to the Orlando Public Library on June 21 for lessons in movie makeup. Ghoul School professor Barry Anderson will lead a workshop showcasing castings, prosthetics and molds that transform people

Bike and Car Wash Fundraiser

On Saturday, June 7, the New Journey Youth Center Summer Camp is partnering with the #1 Stunnas Motorsports Club to hold a fundraiser car and bike wash. Bring your vehicles

Apopka Chamber of Commerce Awards Gala

The Apopka Chamber of Commerce presents the Apopka Chamber Awards Gala on Saturday, June 7th. You must purchase a ticket to attend this event, so get your tickets today and

Toddler and Kindergarten Programs at the OCLS

These events are fun for children in Kindergarten and pre-K. Bring your little one and celebrate learning at the library! Storybook Fun for Your Little One These read-aloud programs are

Art on Display at the OCLS

This month different branches of the library have art on display and meet the artist workshops. Come out and enjoy art by local artists. Find an exhibit close to you.

Hack-a-tronics: Basic Electronics Using Snap Circuits

There are two different class for different ages and skill levels. Use Snap Circuits to explore the basics of electronics while you build exciting projects such a flashing light, a radio

Hack-a-tronics: Machines, Motion and Engineering Using K’NEX for Kids

The OCLS has two different hour long workshops for kids to build learn and explore with K’NEX. Use K’NEX construction system to build machines such as transmissions, drag racers, cranes, rocket

Basic Computer Safety and Maintenance

The OCLS brings beginner computer users a tutorial about the basics of computer safety and maintenance. Learn basic tips on how to maintain your computer system using various system tools and

Technology Classes at Melrose Center

The OCLS hosts a variety of technology tutorials for library card holders. If you’re interested in furthering your knowledge in a number of areas see which classes are right for

Career On-Site Job Search Assistance

Get the edge you need in this competitive job market. Come to one of the career search seminars the OCLS is hosting this month and find the dream job you’ve

Minor Vegetables – Expanding the Season

On Thursday, May 8, 6-7:30pm, at the Jessie Brock Community Center located at 310 N. Dillard Street in Winter Garden the UF/IFAS Extension Service Orange County is giving a seminar

Mother’s Day 5K Run

This Mother’s Day come out and participate in the 5k RUN TO HONOR MOTHERS planned for Saturday, May 10 by Trinity Christian School Junior Beta Club, at 7 a.m. Come

Memorial Day Ceremony

May 26 at the Edgewater Cemetery in Apopka FL there will be a ceremony celebrating the sacrifice of soldiers. Come out with family and friends and honor those who fought

Earth Day

Your local branch of the OCLS has great events planned for your children this Earth Day. Earth Day 2014 Eatonville Branch  Tuesday, April 22, 2pm South West Branch Tuesday, April

Preschool events at your local OCLS

Here are some great events for young children brought to you by your local branch of the OCLS. Pigeon Wants a Party West Oaks Branch Friday, April 11, 11am Orlando

Eggstravaganza

Are you ready to do some Easter egg  hunting? Stop by Fields A,B,C, and D on Saturday, April 19 at the Northwest Recreation Complex for some egg hunting fun between

Social Media Marketing for Your Business

Join us at the UCF Business Incubator for a FREE seminar on April 29 that can really help your business. Jenny LeMieux of Barret LeMieux Consulting presents Social Media Marketing for

Business After Hours

Come to our monthly meeting on April 27 of Business After Hours at TD’Z Firearms at 5:30pm. Our seminars provide one premiere networking opportunities with members and guests. Have the chance

53rd Apopka Art And Foliage Festival

The 53rd Annual Apopka Art and Foliage Festival will be kicking off on April 26. The event runs from Saturday, April 26th 9am to 5pm until Sunday, April 27th 10am

Star Tour USA 2014

Here are some astronomy programs from the OCLS that are great for star gazers and budding space enthusiasts. Lectures given by internationally renowned Kevin Manning at branches at the OCLS.

Apopka Music and Bike Festival

Come to the N.O.C.I.A. facility (home of the Zellwood Sweet Corn Festival) on March 29 at 12pm for the Apopka Music and Bike festival. This event will be a day of

5th Annual Apopka Art and Jazz Festival

The 5th Annual Apopka Art and Jazz Festival takes place this April 5, at 3710 Jason Dwelley Parkway around the Amphitheatre. The festival will feature school art from 30 schools,

Meet the Author Avi: The Secret of Writing Good Books

Come to the Orlando Public Library, Library Central on April 4 at 10 am for a meet and greet with children’s author Avi. Newbery Medal winning children’s author Avi will

Tech Talks: Tech Central

These are technical discussions about current and future technologies. Join us for our panel and enjoy learning something new with us. Tech Saturday: Remote Control Association of Central Florida Orlando

Get Your Taxes Organized with OCLS

The OCLS is offering classes in tax preparation this year. For times and locations contact your local library branch. Quick Books Pro 2013 This four part series provides an introduction

Spring Break with OCLS

We have a number of events for children and teens to learn about technology during the March Break, which runs from March 24-28. Whiz Kids- Introduction to Solar Power Using

Myanmar: The Golden Land

South Creek Branch Sunday, March 15, 10:30am The country formerly known as Burma is relatively unknown to the West and is comprised of over 100 ethnic groups. Formerly ruled by

Teen Tech Week at the OCLS

Here are some events the OCLS is putting on at local library branches near you! All these events are meant for teens between the ages 13+. Wall-E Orlando Public Library,

Children’s Program

The following are OCLS programs appropriate for children ages 6-12. Sunshine State Book Club West Oaks Branch Tuesday March 4, 3:30pm Come and explore the Candymakers book with crafts, prizes

Preschool Programs at the OCLS

Here are a list of events going on through the OCLS. Fancy Nancy Tea Party Orlando Public Library, Children’s Library Saturday, March 8, 3pm North Orange Branch, Tuesday, March 18,

St. Patty’s Day Dash & Bash 5k

Saturday, Mar 15  at 5pm Beef O Bradys Apopka is teaming up with Make A Wish Central and Northern Florida. At Beefs we understand the healing power of hope, strength and

2014 ADOPT-A-TREE

Adopt-a-tree will take place in Magnolia Park, 2929 Binion Rd., Apopka – March 15, 8am-12pm. Receive two free trees to plant in your landscape. Trees may be planted on private

8th annual Apopka Fun & Fitness Fair

March 13 at the Fran Carlton Center there will be a health fair. Come get a free health screening, listen to guest speakers, participate in exercise demos and more. While your

Wildlife Festival

Gather the family and come out to the Wildlife Festival this March 1st at Magnolia Park. Open from 9am-4pm you will learn all about the wildlife in your area and

Children’s Events at the OCLS

Here are a list of children’s events at the OCLS this month. Music and Rhythm Eatonville Branch Tuesday February 18 at 3pm Ages 6-12 Clap and create music in this

Preschool Events at the OCLS

Here’s what’s happening this month at the OCLS. Get Ready for Kindergarten! Herndon Branch Fridays February 7-28 at 11am Learn all the skills you’ll need for starting kindergarten. Great for

Science Smart at the OCLS

These are some programs that are offered this month at local library branches. A Look at Why Orlando Public Library, Children’s Library Staurday February 22, 3pm For ages 6-12. Get

February Teen Programs at the OCLS

Throwback for Teens Eatonville Branch Wednesday, February 19, 2:45pm Celebrate the things you loved from you childhood, play games and participate in activities. Ninja Challenge Orlando Public LIbrary, Club Central

Step Off

The 9th annual Step Off games are coming to the Orlando Public Library on Friday, February 28 at 7pm. Local teens show off their moves in a battle to be

The Association to Preserve Eatonville Community

Eatonville Branch on Monday, February 24 at 6pm. Come to the local library branch to learn about the associations mission and programs and how you can get involved. Help preserve

Birdapalooza

Come to Magnolia Park on March 1 and take in the spectacular sights of Lake Apopka. The restoration of the lake has resulted in the return of endangered birds and

Old Florida Outdoor Festival

Don’t miss the Old Florida Outdoor Festival this coming February 8-9, 2014. There is so much to see and do for the entire family. Enjoy outdoor concerts by the Eli

Apopka Art and Foliage Festival Applications

The 53rd Apopka Art and Foliage Festival is now accepting applications for the festival. If you live in the Apopka area and are a talented artist or crafter you can

Snapshot Day: A Day in the Life of the Florida Libraries

Come out to the library on January 22 and help us to archive statistics on how our services and facilities are utilized by the public. By coming out and participating

Language and Citizenship Through the OCLS

Practice Makes Perfect If English is your second language and you would like to practice your conversational skills join us at the library for easy, and comfort level speaking-skills practice

Children’s Programs at the OCLS

The following are list of activities for kids from ages 3-18. The OCLS has something for everyone.   Science Smart by Seimens Preschool: Forces, Motion and You Edgewater Branch January,

OCLS Presents Girls Gone Reading Book Club

We’re kicking off a brand new book club at the West Oaks Branch called, ‘Girls Gone Reading’. Come with your friends and sign up, bring a list of books you

An Evening with Author Hallie Ephron

Monday, January 6, 2014 at 6, 6:30pm join us at the Orlando Public library where author Hallie Ephron will be discussing growing up in a family of authors and talking

Hard Hat Open

It’s that time of year again where we tee off to fight homelessness and help a deserving family build the house of their dreams in our annual golf ‘fore’ homes

Teen Programs by the OCLS

Here are a list of events going on this December at the OCLS. Holiday Movie and Craft Join us at the Eatonville Branch for a holiday movie and craft on

Youth Art Contest

Are you an artist? Enter the Youth Art Contest! Entry forms will be available on Tuesday, January 2, 2015 at all Orange County Libraries or you can print out your

Hiawassee, Alfaya and South West Book Clubs

The Hiawassee Book Club meets on Monday December 16, 2014 at 6:30pm to discuss the reading of A Christmas Beginning by Anne Perry, a Christmas time murder mystery. Superintendent Runcorn

Preschool Holiday Fun

Come and have some festive fun at the West Oaks Branch on Friday, December 20 at 11am when we get into the holiday spirit with some stories, game sand crafts.

Science Smart with Seimens

Visit your local library branch for fun science activities this holiday season.  At the South Trail Branch on Wednesday, December 18, at 3pm there will be an adventure waiting for

Peace Corps: Friends and Family Panel

Come down to the Herndon Branch on Monday, December 16, 2014 at 6pm to learn all about the Peace Corps and what they are doing world wide. Bring family and

Affordable Care Act

Come down to the Hiawassee Branch and learn about the new government health care program on Tuesday December 17, 2014 at 6pm.Enrollment agents will be on hand to answer questions,

Small Business…Big Ideas: Digital Marketing with Chatter Buzz Media

Join us in the Albertson Room of the Orlando Public Library on Tuesday, December 17, 2014 at 6pm for a workshop that will teach you the essence of digital marketing

Holiday Programs at the OCLS

Here are a list of programs the OCLS are putting on this holiday season. Come out and bring the little ones for some good books and fun! Holiday Showcase: Accordion

Write Your Memoir

Do you have a story to tell? If so come down to the Orlando Public Library at Library Central this Monday, December 16 at 6pm and meet local writer David

Art Displays and Events at OCLS

Library Central Art This month we are proud to present an ongoing presentation of local artist Delores William Browne’s collection that depicts women in diverse roles as mother, sister, friend, helper,

Live Online Classes

Now you can join us at the OCLS from the comfort of your home in one of our workshop classes about Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite or Quickbooks. An experienced instructor

Technology Petting Zoo

Come down to the Orlando Public Library and learn how to use the latest and greatest devices for downloading music, movies and more. We will have the Apple iPad, Kindle

Buy and Sell 24/7 This Season with Ebay and Etsy.com

If you want to make some quick cash or are looking to buy hard to find items this hoilday season come down to the Orlando Public Library on Wednesday, December

Reflections of Christmas Parade

The Foliage Sertoma Club of Apopka is proud to sponsor the 37th Annual Apopka Christmas Parade. Our theme this year is “Reflections of Christmas”. The parade will be held on Saturday,

30th Anniversary Thanksgiving Dinner

Come down to the First Baptist of Apopka on 441 S Highland Ave for a Free Thanksgiving Dinner. Doors are open between 11-1:30pm. 19 Churches, businesess and civic groups come together to feed

Altamonte Winter Camp

Do not miss out on the end of the year camping. Winter Camp is offered through Seminole County for school aged children during their break period.   The camp days

Teen Activities at the OCLS

Here are a few activities brought to you by the OCLS. Just for teens and all about fun! Tell your friends and come out for a great time! Teen Sumit

Preschool Programs at the OCLS

Here are a variety of programs you will love to attend with your little one.   Gobble Gobble, Wibble Wobble Eatonville Branch Tuesday, November 12, 10:30qm Herndon Branch Wednesday, November

Children’s Programs

See what’s going on this month at the OCLS for you and your little one.   Check It Out: Central Florida Botanical Gardens and Zoo All Locations November1-27 Come and

Art and Display Exhibitions

This month at your local OCLS check out amazing art and installments by local artists. Library Central Art Delores Williams displays her oil paintings depicting a time to love, serve

The Writer’s Corner

Here are a couple of workshops for aspiring authors. Digital Publishing With Kindle: How to Create a Successful Ebook Herndon Branch November 18 and 25 at 7pm and Monday December

Teen Clubs

Here are a variety of clubs for teens offered by the OCLS. There truly is something for everyone. Check out what’s going on at your local library.   Teen Voices

Teen Programs at the OCLS

Here are a number events just for teens that are running the month of November.   Animanga Reality Contest: An Anime/Manga Character Contest Create your very own anime/manga comic strip

Technology Highlights

Learn how to create and more with some of the greatest technical tools of the trade.   Adobe Dream Weaver Create professional web interface using the Adobe Suite. Whether it’s

Music in the Library

Here are a number of musical events coming this November. Hope you and your family enjoy one of these great presentations.   Steven and the Gypsy Poets: Original Music Ensemble

Second Saturday: The Florida Seminoles

Learn more about the Seminole culture and living in this presentation by Dr. Andrew K. Frank, a specialist in Seminole history. This lecture includes stories, clothing, cuisine, housing, ceremonies, and

General Events From OCLS

The following is a list of fun events your local library is putting on.   Science Cafe Orlando Publlic Library, Library Central Tuesday, November 12, 2013 6pm Explore the latest

Health and Wellness Series

Here are a series of events being held at your local library branches. Each of these events are learning events geared towards better health of Orange County citizens. Anti-Bullying Presentation

Apopka Food Truck Round Up

Life in Central Florida is beautiful. The weather is getting cooler in the evenings. Fall is in the air. It’s a great time to get out and enjoy some fresh

Spooktacular Events at the Library

Here are some Halloween inspired events for the little ones this October at the library.   I’m Not Scared Orlando Public Library,Children’s Library Saturday October 12 3pm South Creek Branch

Teen Halloween Events at the Library

Here are some Halloween inspired events for teens this October at the library. Frankenweenie Eatonville Branch Wednesday, October 16, 2:15pm Orlando Public Library- Club Central, Tuesday, October 15, 3:30pm A

Writer’s Corner

This October there are a series of writing workshops to participate in. If you love to write come out to one of our workshops and begin working on your story

Homework Help at the Library

If you could use a little help with your studies then head out to the North Orange Branch for some educational tools to help you to succeed this year at

October Kids Programs at the Library

Here are some exciting and fun activities for kids this October at your local library branch.   Home School Study Hall Orlando Public Library, Children’s Library Wednesday October 2, 10am

Preschool Library Events This October

Here are some events for your toddler or preschooler at your local library branch.   Duck, Duck, Goose North Orange Branch Tuesday, October 8, 11am South Creek Branch Thursday, October

October Children’s Library Events Ages 6-12

  Visit your local library branch this October for some family fun with the little ones. Here’s what’s happening May the Force Be With You Eatonville Branch Tuesday October 8,

October Book Club Meetings

                  Another month has gone by and it is time once again to discuss the books we’ve read, and pick up copies

Art at the Library

  Would you like to discover local artists in your area? Then you should head out to your local library branch for special installments this fall. Local artists are displaying

Viva Florida 500 Events in October

Whether it’s food or dancing you want we’ve got it all at your local library branch. Check out these great events that celebrate 500 years of Spanish culture in Florida.

Mr Steve Concert at the Orlando Public Library

  Do you and your kids want to dance and let the wiggles out? then come down to the Orlando Public Library on October 3 for a free concert and

Teen Programs

Back-to-back Back to the Future Movie Marathon Eatonville Branch Wednesday ,September 25, 2:30pm Come out and and enjoy an 80’s classic film with your friends. Laugh along as you watch Micheal

Technolody Highlights

Technology Highlights Adobe Video and Audio www.ocls.info/adobe Adobe Premiere Fundamentals Edit your videos faster and more accurately with Adobe Premiere Pro C56. Split and trim video clips with precision directly

Small Business, Big Ideas: Passport to Success

Small Business Big Ideas: Passport to Success Orlando Public Library, Albertson Room Tuesday September 17, 6pm Euromonitor International will teach attendees how to use market research to grow your business.

Second Saturday: US Presidents in Florida

Second Saturday: US Presidents in Florida Orlando Public Library, Albertson Room Saturday September 14, 2pm US Presidents have played a major role in shaping Florida, whether waging wars, protecting the

Music in the Library

  There will be free concerts at two OCLS branches for those interested in coming out to hear good music and maybe pick up a good read.   Soothing Sounds

3rd Annual Mexican Film Festival

  Your local library is hosting the 3rd Annual Mexican Film Festival from September 8-14. The Consulat eof Mexico and the Orlando Public Library invite you to come to the

Health Programs at the Library

Hispanic Heritage Month

This month at OCLS we’re focusing on Hispanic Heritage Month and our Viva Florida 500 initiative. Attached you’ll find programs highlighting the influence Spanish culture has had on the Sunshine State over the last

Local Authors Festival

  Come out and meet local authors who live in the Apopka/Orlando area.

General Programs

        Listed below are a number of programs available through your local library branch that may interest you.

Family Fun

      Check out all the fun family happenings at, www.ocls.info/Fall Family Fun. Registration for all events required, call 407 835 7323 to register, all ages welcome.

Crafting for Adults

     

Citizenship/Cuidadania with USCIS

Southeast Branch Saturday, September 28, 2013 10:30am US Citizen and Immigration Services (USICS) staff from the Orlando office will present monthly workshops on obtaining citizenship. They will host mock interviews

September Library Highlights

  Come out and see what’s going on at your local library branch, there are programs for young and old. Below are a few of our extra special programs for children.

Library Card Registration

September is National Library Registration Card month. If your card is out of date, or you’re getting your very first library card, now is the time to do it! Sign-up in

Children’s Programs at the Orange County Library Systems

  The Orange County Library Systems has a number of engaging and interesting activities for children. There is something for every age group, so read on and find an activity

Book and Music Clubs

  Here are a number of book and music clubs available through your local branch of the Orange County Library System. Cuatro Gatos Book Club South Creek Branch Wednesdays 7pm

Art, Miniatures, and Trucks on Display at the Orlando Public Library.

  On display this September at the Orlando Public Library are a series of  paintings, miniatures and Tonka Trucks.   Southwest Painting Series Southwest Branch Saturday September 7, 2013 at

Viva Florida 500 at the Orlando Public Library

Viva Florida is an on-going event throughout Florida, celebrating our past, present and future. Celebrate Viva Florida at the Orlando Public Library this September with one of their events. Classical

Orlando Public Library Test Prep and Admissions Aid

  The Orlando Public Library is offering essential services for individuals who need help either preparing for tests, or applying to college. If these services interest you, write these date

Pirate Treasures and Turkeys

  Saturday August 17, 5pm at the Central Apopka VFW Hall, the National Wild Turkey Federation is holding their 14th Annual Hunting Heritage Banquet and Auction. The itinerary is as

Important School Dates

Back to school is right around the corner, and we have a list of all the important school calender dates, including the start dates for the Orange County Public Schools

GFWC Apopka Women’s Club Annual Tea

    Sunday August 25, 2013, 2-4pm First Methodist Church of Apopka 201 South Park Ave Apopka FL   The GFWC Apopka Women’s Club would like to invite you to

Community Library Children Events

Teaching your children to love reading and learning always begins with your local library. Take advantage of your local library branch with your children this summer and have some fun

Let’s Move 5K Run/Walk Health Fair

  Are you ready for the second annual Let’s Move Day Apopka 5k Walk/Run Health Fair? If not start training now, it will be here before you know it. The

Youth Soccer Sign Up

  If you would like to sign up your children for fall soccer. come down to the Northwest Recreation Complex main office (3710 Jason Dwelley Parkway) from 8:00am to 5:00pm and

Teen Clothing Swap

The Orlando Public Library is holding a teen clothing swap. Come down to Club Central Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 2pm with your friends and bring clothing and accessory items

Get Moving in Apopka this Summer

  Just because summer is winding down doesn’t mean the summer activities are. If you are looking to get active this summer there are an assortment of activities for you

American Eagle Day

    Come down to the Avian Reconditioning Center on June 20th and celebrate the recovery of the American Bald Eagle. The center focuses on the rehabilitation of birds of

Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce 100th Annual Report

This advertising opportunity is exclusive to Chamber members only. Advertise your business in this keepsake publication of the Greater Apopka Chamber of Commerce 100th Annual Report and become a part

Memorial Day Ceremony at Edgewood/Greenwood Cemetery

Presented by the City of Apopka and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10147, a Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at the Veterans Memorial at Edgewood/Greenwood Cemetery (located at

52nd Annual Art & Foliage Festival

The 2013 52nd edition of festival will be the biggest and best yet. The festival takes place April 27-28, 2013 at the Kit Land Nelson Park (441 N. Park Avenue,

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