Scouting For Food

November 12, 2022

Scouting for Food is the nation’s largest single-day food drive. It began as a Scout’s service project in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1985. The Boy Scouts of America National Organization adopted the idea and Scouting For Food began in all councils nationwide in 1988. One in five children live in a food insecure home. There are children who don’t know where their next meal will come from in every community. The goal is to help feed those in need in all of our communities.

In Central Florida, Scouting For Food bag drop offs takes place on Saturday, November 5th, 2022. The food donation pick ups take place the following Saturday, November 12th, 2022, have your food out by 8 am. Starting at 9 am, Scouts blanket our communities, collecting food donated by residents. Scouts then deliver the food to collection sites that are manned by Second Harvest Food Bank where it is counted, packed and readied for delivery to food pantries. Non-perishable food items only please!

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Community Events

Fairy Doors at Leu Gardens

August 5, 2022

There are whispers in the wind that the fairies are returning to the gardens in late summer which means Fairy Doors are coming back! Check out this charming exhibit running through October 31, 2022. It features twenty, one-of-a-kind, whimsical fairy doors which will inspire your child’s imaginative world of enchanted forests, secret gardens and the magic of fairies. Each door is created by a very special fairy and all you have to do is find these beautiful doors located throughout the 50-acre gardens. A map of the fairy doors and a narrative of each fairy will be available to all guests. This is a fun exhibit for all ages. Gather some friends and/or family to see if you can find all the fairy doors, but remember the doors only open for the fairies. Daytime garden admission: $15 adult, $10 child (ages 4 – 17 years) which includes the Fairy Doors exhibit. Free admission the First Monday of each month. Leu Gardens is located at 1920 North Forest Avenue. Visit or call 407.246.2620 for more information.


October 20, 2022

Residents of the Conway Area may enjoy the beauty of the luminary once more! Boy Scout troop 23 will deliver kits at the cost of $15 per household. Each kit contains 10 candles, 10 bags and 5 cups of sand, along with assembly instructions and placement and lighting times. Email your pre-order to Kits will be delivered on December 17th.

Florida-Friendly Plant Selection

October 25, 2022

10 am – 11:30 am Learn about Florida-Friendly plants and how to choose the plants to match your site conditions to a healthy edible or ornamental landscape. Each participant will receive a copy of the new FFL Plant Selection Guide that shows you sunlight, water, and pH ranges of over 250 plants. This class will be presented by Tia Silvasy, Orange County Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Extension Agent. $10 fee. Registration required at or call 407-254-9200.

Edgewood Trunk or Treat

October 28, 2022

Join us at Edgewood City Hall (405 Bagshaw Way) for our annual Trunk or Treat Event! Dress up your children in their most errie-sistible costumes while visiting decorated cars for fun treats. Free hot dogs and a drink for kids (while supplies last), along with a food & desert truck. It will be fang-tastic!


November 3, 2022

10:00 a.m. The Orange County Retired Educators Association will meet Thursday, November 3, 2022 at Church on the Drive 1914 Edgewater Drive. Social time will begin at 10:00 a.m. Our meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. and guest speaker Michael Clark will present "Juggling Your Future." Anyone who has worked in education is invited to join us for this wonderful event. Masks are optional and refreshments will be provided. Please see our website http://www.ocreafl.orgor call 407-843- 6909 for any further information.

Movie in the Gardens - NO TIME TO DIE

November 4, 2022

7:30 pm Enjoy an outdoor movie in Orlando’s beautiful Leu Gardens. The Gardens open at 6:00 p.m. Movie time is at 7:30 p.m. Pack a dinner picnic basket and seating, alcohol is permitted. This movie is rated PG13, children under 13 years of age require accompanying parent or adult guardian, weather permitting. Tickets are only available online. It is best to arrive 30 minutes prior to movie time due to location of the movie area in the gardens. Please bring in your dinner/seating when you enter. Cost: $7 adult, $5 child (4-17 years of age), plus tax and online fees. Tickets available online until we reach capacity.

Poppy Distribution

November 11, 2022

American Legion Auxiliary Pine Castle Memorial Unit 286 members will be distributing Poppies in honor of Veterans Day. The distribution will take place at two locations on Friday November 11th and Saturday November 12th. The locations will be at Navy Exchange located at 8717 Ave C and at Clemons Produce located at 3325 Curryford Road. Please help honor our Veterans by stopping by and picking up a poppy to wear. The members of Unit 286 are dedicated to the Poppy program and would like to express their sincere appreciation for the men and women who serve in the United States Armed Forces and request that everyone wear a Poppy in recognition of veteran’s service and to say to all Veterans: Thank you for serving this great country. Thank you for protecting us.

Braves Golf Classic

November 12, 2022

Join us at Rio Pinar Country Club to help support the Boone Foundation. To register or for more information visit


November 12, 2022

10 am - 2 pm at First Baptist Church of Pine Castle

Free to attend! We will accept donations of nonperishable food items for our food pantry. Local craft & business vendors, food trucks and fun and games for the whole family!

Conway Community Market

November 20, 2022

Conway Market’s annual Thanksgiving celebration with a wide variety of farm fresh produce and eggs, meals, vegan meals, breads, and desserts. Begin holiday shopping and fill your pantry while supporting small Conway businesses. Live music for your enjoyment as you savor the delicious food offerings. Top quality cheeses, fresh baked bagels and breads, local honey, flavored nuts, personalized gifts and cards, attire, candles, holiday wreaths and tablecloths, plants, all natural soaps and lotions, and more to find special gifts. Complimentary Children’s Craft Corner. Basket Brigade is a wonderful tradition to provide Thanksgiving meals to families in our community in need of assistance. Please join this effort to spread love and kindness this holiday season through traditional Thanksgiving food items and gift cards; drop off a basket at the Conway Community Booth between 10 am 1 pm. View more details at, Conway Community Orlando Facebook, and Conway Community Market Facebook, cddupe@aol,com, 407-719-7829.


November 22, 2022

NOVEMBER 22 & 23 The Kiwanis Club of South Orlando will be again be smoking turkeys and other meat item on the Tuesday and Wednesday the week of Thanksgiving. The dates for this year’s event are November 22 and 23 at the clubhouse location, 1940 Conway Garden Road. The price this year for items you bring to have smoked is $15. No ticket is necessary. The hours of the Turkey Smoke are 7:00 am until 5:00 pm Tuesday and Wednesday. However, no meat items will be accepted after 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday. NO FROZEN TURKEYS ACCEPTED. A limited number of pre-smoked turkeys may be available for sale. Tickets will be available for sale in front of Daybreak Diner on Curry Ford Rd. Saturday, October 29 and Saturday, November 5. You may also purchase pre-smoked turkeys through the club’s website at

7th Annual Santa Fly-in

December 2, 2022

6-8:30 pm Join us at Edgewood City Hall on for the return of our 7th Annual Santa Fly-In! Watch as Santa arrives for his visit via helicopter, all while you enjoy music, assorted food trucks, a bounce house for the kids, a wine and beer garden for the adults, and more! Details coming soon to our Facebook page “The Edgewood District” and website

All is Calm

December 23, 2022

Friday, December 23rd at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, December 24th at 2 p.m. Bringing a message of camaraderie, hope, and peace this holiday season, Opera Orlando remounts its acclaimed 2019 production of All is Calm: the Christmas Truce of 1914 at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Celebrate the holidays with this intimate and beautiful melding of music and theater as the cast performs a capella in the acoustically ideal Steinmetz Hall. Set at the Western Front during World War I, this poignant and moving work retells the historic events of Christmas Eve in 1914 through actual soldiers’ letters and official military correspondence, interwoven with old war songs and carols. For more information visit or buy tickets at Tickets are on sale NOW.