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Boy Scout, Troop 192 Spaghetti Dinner

Where: First United Methodist Church, 1000 10th Street, St. Cloud

When: 4-7:30pm on Saturday, January 19 

All you can eat and drink, including dessert!  The meal includes homemade spaghetti sauce, garlic bread, salad bar, desserts, coffee, tea, and lemonade. Please bring your family and friends.  It is $7 per person or $24 for a family of four.  Dine in or carry-out available.


Florida Retired Educators Association Scholarship

Where: online             

When: before January 18, 2013

High school seniors interested in a teaching career may apply for the Florida Retired Educators Association Scholarship (FREA).  The application may be downloaded at  Follow the link to scholarships.  Application must be postmarked by January 18.


Kissimmee Valley Audubon Society

Where: Kissimmee Utility Authority Board Room, 1701 W. Carroll Street, Kissimmee, FL

When: Tuesday, January 22 at 6:45 p.m.


This very unique and interesting program will be about Green Slimy Things, and will be presented by Dr. Jan Landsberg. Dr. Landsberg is a biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.  Dr. Landsberg identifies various species of harmful algae and determines their effects on ocean ecosystems, including their effects on fish, birds, marine reptiles, and mammals. She is also interested in the potential role of biotoxins in acute and chronic mortality of aquatic organisms and sometimes birds, and studies the long-term effects of chronic exposure to biotoxins on human health.  Meetings are free and are open to the public. For more information, please call .


The Osceola Crafter’s Guild

Where: Osceola Center for the Arts, Kissimmee

When: 3rd Monday of each month at 10 a.m.


The Osceola Crafter’s Guild is looking for new crafters. For more information, please contact Michele Coulter at or call the Center at extension 0.  


The Friends Who Care Club of Osceola County

Where: St. Cloud Senior Center, 3101 17th Street

When: 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.


Members conduct various "Fun-Raisers" throughout the year to help local charities and the American Cancer Society's annual Relay for Life.  This year, the St. Cloud Event will be held in April and the present project will be a bus trip to the Hard Rock Casino in Tampa.  The trip is open to the public and is scheduled for Wednesday, March 13.


The bus will leave the Publix Shopping Center on Dyer Blvd., Kissimmee at 11:45 am; Partin Settlement Publix Shopping Center, St. Cloud, at 12:15 pm and the Senior Friends' Building, Kissimmee at 12:45 pm.  Guests may choose any of the stops, but must have a reservation. Membership is open to men and women from 18 years and up.



Cost is $25 per person and includes $30 Free Play ticket which is given to each passenger when they arrive at the Casino.  Guests will have an opportunity to enjoy the activities at the Casino from 2 to 7pm. For additional information or reservations, call Irene at .


Children's Author Book Signing: Sherley Mondesir-Prescott

Where: Books-A-Million (The Loop, 2605 W. Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee, FL 34741)

When: Saturday, February 23, 2013, 2-6 p.m

Children's author, Sherley Mondesir-Prescott, will be at Books-A-Million in Kissimmee, FL for a major book signing event!  She is the author of If Your Shoes Could Speak, a book for kids 0 to 6 years old.  Come meet this award-winning author!  Her book is available in bookstores nationwide, including and Books A Million.



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Saturday, January 19th, 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM,

First United Methodist Church, 10th & Ohio, Saint Cloud,

“All You Can Eat” spaghetti with homemade sauce, garlic bread,

salad bar, iced tea, lemonade, coffee, and DESSERTS!

@ $7.00 or $24/family of four; dine-in or take-out;

Hosted by Boy Scout Troop 192.

more info: (Debbie)


Mark your calendar for future dinners: FEB-9TH, & MARCH-16TH.




Hosted by St. Cloud Main Street

Saturday, January 26th, 5:00 – 10:00 PM (Dinner @ 7-PM)

Albritton Road, Lake Gentry

Featuring Slickwood,

Steak Dinner & Fixings, Beer & Wine, Redneck Games, and Auction.



Tickets available presale only; all reservations must be made and paid in advance.

More info: St Cloud Main Street


Donations needed: items for Silent Auction.

“If you can and/or would like to assist in donating an item

for the auction it would be greatly appreciated.  Remember Main Street

 is a 501© 3 non-profit  and anything you do for us is tax deductible.

Let me know if you think you could assist.  Thanks so much.”

Paula Stark, Program Manager,




January 28th to 31st

Annual Conference and Tradeshow of the US Composting Council (USCC)

more info and conference details:

Michael Virga, Executive Director, US Composting Council





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February 6th, 5:30 – 7:30 PM,

Osceola County Health department, 1875 Boggy Creek Road.

The mission of the Osceola County Tobacco Prevention Partnership

is to promote a tobacco-free environment for Osceola County

residents and visitors. The partnership meets once a quarter and

participates in a variety of community events  such as

health fairs and public presentations throughout the year.

If you are interested in making a difference within your

community by promoting tobacco-free and healthy lifestyles,

the Partnership is the group to join.

No cost to attend meetings and new members are always welcome.

More info: (Monifa Charles)



To have your Special Meeting or Event added

to the Community Calendar or News/Events Listing,

please contact the Editor at St. Cloud In The News,







The Bookmark Buddies Mentoring Program is an exciting opportunity for you to

become involved with the Education Foundation - Osceola and make a difference

in the life of a child.  Our third graders in St. Cloud need your help to practice and

improve their reading skills before the important FCAT testing in the spring.


Mentors meet each week for thirty minutes with a third grade student

who needs that little push to become a successful reader and lifelong learner.

No prior tutoring experience is necessary, and all training and materials

are provided, making for an easy and fun volunteer experience!


Bookmark Buddies will start in September and meet weekly through May.

If you are interested in volunteering as a Bookmark Buddies mentor, contact

Jamie Domres at ,

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or any of the following participating St. Cloud area schools:


Harmony Community School, Deanna Fertic

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Hickory Tree Elementary, Kathy Pridemore

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Lakeview Elementary, Cindy Claflin

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Michigan Avenue Elementary, Tina Sklarek

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Narcoossee Elementary School, Davie Sarju

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Neptune Elementary School, Sara Candell

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Canoe Creek Charter, Julie Ramirez

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Own a Small or Home-Based Business ?

Contact the St Cloud Chamber of Commerce

to learn about the benefits and advisory services.

Ask for Madelyn .





a social and business networking group, catering to professionals ages 21 – 39;

a younger extension of the St. Cloud Greater Osceola Chamber of Commerce.

For more info about SCORE, call (Buck Stine)




Presented by the St. Cloud Greater Osceola Chamber of Commerce.

The program provides a pro-business approach to solving today’s

problems with an eye to the future.  Instructors will include local

government officials, business leaders, and professional educators.

Applicants must be at least 21 years old & commit to the entire 6-wk course.

Program cost is $25 for Chamber-members and $50 for non-members.

Applications at



To have your Special Meeting or Event added

to the Community Calendar or News/Events Listing,

please contact the Editor at St. Cloud In The News,





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