Although not within the Oak Crest community, these local news items from the City of Orlando and Orange County should be of interest to our residents.
Wednesday, May 23 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Village Walk at Lake Nona
8524 Insular Lane
The class is FREE; but you must reserve a space
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 407-246-2369
Orange County hosts FREE Community Connections Workshops(*), usually held on the 2nd Saturday of every month. They are designed to help residents make the most of their neighborhoods.
Saturday, June 2 ~ 9:30am to 12:00pm
101 Beardall Senior Center, 800 South Delaney Avenue, Orlando, 32801
Learn about the most recent changes to the Florida Statutes that regulate condominium and mandatory homeowners and property associations. The attorneys will answer general legal questions regarding mandatory association governance, grievances or appeals processes, official organization records requirements, association/member disputes, reserve funding requirements, how to legally deal with foreclosures, association rules, and more.
Community Connections Workshops are FREE! Parking is FREE in the surface lots in front of and behind Beardall Senior Center. Complimentary refreshments courtesy of the City of Orlando. Find out more about Community Connections Workshops.
Monday, Jun 4 from 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lake Nona High School Cafeteria
12500 Narcoossee Rd.
The event is FREE; but you must reserve a space or call 407-246-2500
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, District 1 City Commissioner Jim Gray and Police Chief John Mina invite the community to Orlando Speaks.
This is the sixth interactive workshop designed to strengthen relationships and trust between officers and residents. Building on the national dialogue, the Valencia College Peace and Justice Institute, in partnership with the City of Orlando, will conduct this workshop to continue the dialogue to enhance our community policing initiative. The City of Orlando is committed to ensuring that we remain inclusive and accepting of all because the strength of our community is our diversity.
Seating is limited. Registration is open until the workshop is filled.
Have you ever been inspired to stop and take a photo while walking around the city?
The Historic Preservation Board is seeking photographs of our historic streetscapes and landscapes for the popular Historic Preservation Board Calendar for 2019. We hope you take advantage of this great opportunity and join in on our celebration of Orlando’s history. Learn more...
The Orlando Fire Department and Orlando Police Department can now accept text messages to 911.
Calling 911 is still the most efficient way for emergency dispatchers to retrieve and deliver life-saving information. As a voice on the other line can help the caller remain calm and give life saving-instructions. Text-to-911 is helpful for those who are unable to speak or hear or have difficulty speaking and hearing.
There are specific guidelines needed to follow to utilize the text-to-911 service. Learn more...
Did you know that 24-percent of the municipal solid waste stream is food and yard waste? A great way to reduce your landfill contribution and reduce landfill odors is home composting. It also creates your own nutrient rich soil.
The City of Orlando is offering FREE home composters and workshops to residents of the City of Orlando through Mayor Buddy Dyer’s Green Works initiative.
Community gardens are spaces for neighbors to come together and grow wholesome and healthy food for their families. They are places for new gardeners to get their hands dirty, and for seasoned gardeners to pass their knowledge on to newcomers.
Community gardens provide a wonderful opportunity for children to learn about how food is grown and to garner an appreciation for where their food comes from. Each garden is self-managed, holds their own waiting lists and bylaws, and organizes community events around the garden.
Beneath Orange County lies a freshwater reservoir known as the Floridan Aquifer. It is primarily fed through rainwater filtered through hundreds of feet of sand and rock in a natural filtering process.
Because of its high quality, the groundwater we use needs little or no treatment other than disinfection and aeration.
from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Valencia College, 12350 Narcoossee Rd, Orlando.
Orlando, FL 32832.
They are open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine.
All profits go directly to helping wildlife. For more information please visit their facebook page(*)
Free trees are available through the City of Orlando as a part of its One Person, One Tree program which is targeting a 40% increase in Orlando's tree canopy by 2040.
Trees may be ordered online for residential property within city limits, for the City's rights of way, or for neighborhoods. For more information go to http://www.cityoforlando.net/trees/ (*).
The Orange County Utilities Water Division has a FREE service to help customers make their irrigation system more efficient.
The audit includes a complete evaluation by a certified irrigation professional contracted by Orange County Utilities who will check all sprinkler zones to ensure there are no leaks and water is not being misdirected onto paved surfaces.
For more information and to find out if you are eligible for an irrigation audit, please contact the Orange County Utilities Water Division at 407-254-9850 (select option 1, then option 2) or visit occonservewater.net
Monday thru Friday, 8am to 5 pm
Orange County Extension
Tuesdays, 9am to 12pm
Wednesdays, 3 to 5pm
Do you have a crime prevention project and need funding? If so, the Neighborhood Pride Crime Prevention & Safety Grants are still available. These grants assist Orange County residents' efforts to reduce crime and increase safety by providing funding for community driven projects. If your organization is interested, please contact Emily Hanna at 407-836-7371 or by email at Emily.Hanna@ocfl.net.