WHAT’S HAP­PEN­ING

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Jan. 24, Feb. 28, March 28, Re­nais­sance Se­nior Cen­ter at South Econ Com­mu­nity Park, 3800 S. Econ­lock­hatchee Trail, Or­lando, $15 for AARP mem­bers, $20 for non­mem­bers, 407-254-9070.

AARP Smart Driver Ve­hi­cle Tech­nol­ogy Work­shop: Learn how to use the tech­nol­ogy to keep you safe and driv­ing en­joy­able. Un­der­stand your car’s new gad­gets, such as back up cam­eras, drowsy driver alert, blind spot and for­ward col­li­sion warn­ings, au­to­matic park­ing and emer­gency re­sponse sys­tems, lane de­par­ture warn­ing and smart head­lights. Re­ceive a ve­hi­cle Tech­nol­ogy Check­list to use when shop­ping for a new car or for fea­tures that may al­ready be in your car. Ad­vance reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. 10-11:30 a.m. March 29, Re­nais­sance Se­nior Cen­ter at South Econ Com­mu­nity Park, 3800 S. Econ­lock­hatchee Trail, Or­lando, $5, 877-805-4115.

AARP Smart Driver Ve­hi­cle Tech­nol­ogy Work­shop: Learn how to use the tech­nol­ogy to keep you safe and driv­ing en­joy­able. Un­der­stand your car’s new gad­gets, such as back up cam­eras, drowsy driver alert, blind spot and for­ward col­li­sion warn­ings, au­to­matic park­ing and emer­gency re­sponse sys­tems, lane de­par­ture warn­ing and smart head­lights. Re­ceive a ve­hi­cle Tech­nol­ogy Check­list to use when shop­ping for a new car or for fea­tures that may al­ready be in your car. Ad­vance reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. 1-2:30 p.m. Jan. 9, West­min­ster Win­ter Park, 1111 S. Lake­mont Ave., Win­ter Park, $5, 877-805-4115.

Writer’s cri­tique: Read from your own work and of­fer pos­i­tive cri­tiques to fel­low writ­ers in a friendly, sup­port­ive en­vi­ron­ment. Call prior to first at­ten­dance. 10 a.m.-noon Thurs­days, Mait­land Se­nior Cen­ter, 345 S. Mait­land Ave., Mait­land, free, 407-539-6251.

Re­tired nurses: The Florida So­ci­ety of Reg­is­tered Nurses Re­tired will meet for fel­low­ship and speak­ers on cur­rent health re­lated is­sues. 11:30 a.m. the third Wed­nes­day of the month, Denny’s, 440 S. Se­moran Blvd., Or­lando, pur­chase your own meal, 407-281-1527.

Bridge lessons: Learn how to play bridge. Call in ad­vance. Space is lim­ited. 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Mait­land Se­nior Cen­ter, 345 S. Mait­land Ave., Mait­land, $2.50 per class, 407-539-6251.

Sin­gles

So­cial danc­ing: So­cial danc­ing with live mu­sic for se­niors and all dancers. Spon­sored by Your Ac­tive City Se­niors Inc. 7-9:30 p.m. Fri­days, Marks Street Se­nior Re­cre­ation Com­plex, 99 E. Marks St., Or­lando, $5 for mem­bers, $6 for non­mem­bers, 407-339-5393.

So­cial/Hobby Clubs

Pine Cas­tle His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety: Heidi Pri­bell will dis­cuss her 14 year long saga to save a na­tional trea­sure an ex­quis­ite mantle­piece she found in a trash heap in a Bos­ton brown­stone base­ment. 3 p.m. Dec. 9, Pine Cas­tle Woman’s Club, 5901 S. Orange Ave., Or­lando, free, 407-716-1566.

West Orange Women: Monthly lun­cheon. Reser­va­tions re­quired. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 13, Big Fin Restau­rant, 8046 Via Del­la­gio Way, Or­lando, $25 in­cludes beef tips or salmon, veg­etable, dessert and bev­er­age, 407-258-8155 be­tween 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Or­lando So­ci­ety of Model Rail­road­ers:

Scribes of Cen­tral Florida Cal­lig­ra­phy Guild: Open to all who are in­ter­ested or want to learn more about cal­lig­ra­phy. 1 p.m. the first Sun­day of each month Septem­ber through May, Roth Jewish Com­mu­nity Cen­ter of Greater Or­lando, 851 N. Mait­land Ave., Mait­land, free, 407-603-0214.

Cen­tral Florida Stamp Club: Tom Lera will give a Hal­loween pro­gram on bats and caves on stamps. 6-9 p.m. the first and third Thurs­days of the month, Marks Street Se­nior Re­cre­ation Com­plex, 99 E. Marks St., Or­lando, free, 407-889-0528.

Ital­ian Amer­i­can So­cial Club of Cen­tral Florida: Gen­eral meet­ing, 7:30 p.m. the sec­ond Wed­nes­day of ev­ery month; board meet­ing, 7:30 p.m. the first Wed­nes­day of ev­ery month; din­ner dances, with live bands, 6-10 p.m. ev­ery sec­ond and fourth Satur­day ($30 for mem­bers, $35 for guests, in­cludes open bar); Ital­ian Amer­i­can So­cial Club of Cen­tral Florida, 5900 Hi­bis­cus Road, Or­lando, 407-273-2830.

Cen­tral Florida Fruit So­ci­ety: Dis­cover new species and va­ri­eties of am­brosial fruits from around the world and grown lo­cally. 6:30-9 p.m. the third Mon­day of the month (ex­cept July), Harry P. Leu Gar­dens 1920 N. For­est Ave., Or­lando, free, 407-995-6717.

‘Sew Cra­zies’: Or­lando Chap­ter neigh­bor­hood group of Amer­i­can Sewing Guild. Pro­grams cover many as­pects of sewing and quilt­ing and all lev­els are wel­come. First two vis­its are free, then ASG mem­ber­ship is re­quired. 10 a.m. the sec­ond Mon­day of the month, The Sewing Stu­dio, 9605 U.S. High­way 17-92, Mait­land, 407-620-9545.

Cen­tral Florida Coin Club: Weekly pre­sen­ta­tions. 7 p.m. the sec­ond and fourth Wednesdays of the month, Marks Street Se­nior Re­cre­ation Com­plex, 99 E. Marks St., Or­lando, free, 407-657-6440.

Or­der of the Sky­watcher Clan: A meet­ing of the non­profit Or­der of the Sky­watcher Clan, which takes monthly trips to the tribe’s cave near Belle­view to ex­plore. Train­ing is pro­vided, if needed. Also potluck lunch, so­cial­iz­ing, fos­sil hunt­ing, camp­ing, Na­tive Amer­i­can arts and crafts, tribal mat­ters, video pro­duc­tion, seek­ing Sky­watcher tribal descen­dants, as­tron­omy, sci­ence, model build­ing. Ad­vance reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. the first Satur­day of the month, a pri­vate res­i­dence, 3415 Sil­ver­wood Drive, Or­lando, free, 407-293-1739.

Lock­heed Martin Dive Club: Hear from in­for­ma­tive speak­ers and about up­com­ing dive trips. All are wel­come. 6 p.m. the sec­ond Tues­day of the month, Lo­gan’s Road­house, 3060 W. Sand Lake Road, Or­lando, free, buy your own food, 407-778-5038.

Florida Re­gion of the An­tique Automobile Club of Amer­ica: You don’t have to have an an­tique car to join. All cars and own­ers wel­come. 7 p.m. the sec­ond Mon­day of the month, Kress Me­mo­rial Church, 746 For­mosa Ave., Win­ter Park, free, 732-895-1227.

Cen­tral Florida Porce­lain Artists: Porce­lain painters of all skill lev­els are wel­come. 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. the first Wed­nes­day of each month, First Bap­tist Church of Win­ter Park, 1021 N. New York Ave., Win­ter Park, free, 407-797-1472.

Sup­port Group

Myas­the­nia gravis: A sup­port group for peo­ple di­ag­nosed with myas­the­nia gravis will meet. Myas­the­nia gravis is a dis­ease of faulty nerve con­duc­tion char­ac­ter­ized by weak­ness and quick fa­tigue of mus­cles, es­pe­cially in the face and neck. This is the hol­i­day meet­ing. Bring a snack to share. 10:30 a.m. Dec. 8, Or­lando Re­gional Med­i­cal Cen­ter, 52 W. Un­der­wood St., Or­lando, free, 407-273-9864.

Wid­owed Friends of Florida: For all wid­owed men and women. 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Perkins Restau­rant & Bak­ery, 6425 Univer­sity Blvd., Win­ter Park, free, buy your own food, 407-671-4330.

Heal­ing Af­ter a Loved Ones Sui­cide: 6:30-8 p.m. the first and third Tues­day of the month, St. John Lutheran Church, 1600 S. Or­lando Ave., Win­ter Park, free, 321-663-4703.

GriefShare: Open to any­one who has ex­pe­ri­enced the death of a fam­ily mem­ber or friend. 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Cal­vary Or­lando, 1199 Clay St., Win­ter Park, $15 for ma­te­ri­als, call 407-644-1199 to reg­is­ter.

T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sen­si­bly): 7-8:30 p.m. Mon­days, Univer­sity Sev­enth-day Ad­ven­tist Church, 9191 Univer­sity Blvd., Or­lando, $32 an­nu­ally, 407-227-7946.

Lu­pus: The Or­lando/Win­ter Park Lu­pus sup­port group will meet in the con­fer­ence cen­ter off of Mizell Av­enue. 1 p.m. the sec­ond Satur­day of ev­ery month, Win­ter Park Me­mo­rial Hos­pi­tal, 200 N. Lake­mont Ave., Win­ter Park, free, 407-342-5467.

HLAA Hear­ing Loss: Help­ing ev­ery­one im­pacted by hear­ing loss through in­for­ma­tion, ed­u­ca­tion, sup­port and ad­vo­cacy. 6:30 p.m. the third Tues­day of the month, O’Charley’s Restau­rant, 8081 Tur­key Lake Road, Or­lando, free, 407-656-9283.

T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sen­si­bly): 6:30-8 p.m. Thurs­days, De­laney Street Bap­tist Church, 1919 S. De­laney Ave., Or­lando, $32 an­nu­ally, 407-898-6215.

T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sen­si­bly): weigh-in 6:15 p.m., meet­ing 6:45 p.m. Mon­days, Orange Tree Mo­bile Home Park Club­house, 29 Orange Tree Cir­cle, Win­ter Gar­den, $32 an­nu­ally, 407-616-9618.

Cancer Sup­port Min­istry: The non-de­nom­i­na­tional group is led by cancer sur­vivors and care­givers and is open to all cancer pa­tients, sur­vivors, care­givers and loved ones. 6:30-8:30 p.m. the sec­ond Thurs­day of the month, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Or­lando, free, 407-876-4991.

Alzheimer’s dis­ease: A group for those car­ing for a loved one with Alzheimer’s dis­ease. Spon­sored by the Alzheimer’s & De­men­tia Re­source Cen­ter. 6 p.m. the sec­ond Tues­day of the month, Health Cen­tral, 10000 W. Colo­nial Drive, Ocoee, free, 407-843-1910.

Alzheimer’s dis­ease: A group for those car­ing for a loved one with Alzheimer’s dis­ease. Spon­sored by the Alzheimer’s & De­men­tia Re­source Cen­ter. 10 a.m. the sec­ond Tues­day of the month, Reeves United Methodist Church, 1100 N. Fern Creek Ave., Or­lando, free, 407-843-1910.

Male Alzheimer’s care­givers fo­rum: The Men’s Break­fast Club is an in­for­mal and un­struc­tured gath­er­ing of male care­givers. Spon­sored by the Alzheimer’s & De­men­tia Re­source Cen­ter. 10 a.m. the first and third Thurs­day of the month, Denny’s Restau­rant, 2684 Lee Road, Win­ter Park, free, buy your own food, 407-843-1910.

Adult Chil­dren of Al­co­holics/Dys­func­tional Fam­i­lies: 7-8:30 p.m. Thurs­days, Christ Church Unity, 771 Holden Ave., Or­lando, free, 407-234-6023.

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