Community Calender


REV: 12/20/2012, 11:37 AM


To have your regular meetings added to the Community Calendar,

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










City of St. Cloud, Board of Adjustments

Meetings 2nd Wednesday of each month, 6:30 PM.

City Hall Council Chambers,1300 Ninth Street


City of St. Cloud, Tree Advisory Committee

Meetings 2nd Wednesday of each month, 5:30 PM.

St. CloudCivic Center,3001 Seventeenth Street








St. Cloud Main Street presents HipSTORIC 3rd-Friday

3rd Friday, every month, 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Historic Downtown District ofSaint Cloud

(12th - 9th Streets,Florida-KentuckyAvenues)

More info:



IAAP Osceola Chapter

International Association of Administrative Professionals,

Meetings 2nd Thursday of each month, 6:00 PM

(except December)

KUA Board Room, 3rd Floor



Junior Achievement (JA) of Central Florida

needs business and community members inOsceolaCountyto

serve as classroom volunteers for students in middle and high

schools.  JA mentors serve as positive role models and educate

students about financial literacy, work readiness, and

entrepreneurship.  Volunteer opportunities are available at

three levels and require approximately one-hour per week

for five to seven sessions.  Middle school programs utilize

problem-solving activities to help students develop skills for

success.  High school programs prepare students for the

business world through courses in personal finance, economics,

and business, emphasizing real-world applications.  Training is

held monthly.  For more information, call

(Nancy Hubbard) or email .



Junior Achievement (JA) of OsceolaCounty

needs volunteers for the upcoming fall semester to teach JA classes

in Osceola elementary, middle, and high schools.  JA mentors educate

students about free enterprise, financial literacy, workforce readiness,

and entrepreneurship.  Volunteer opportunities are available at three

levels and require approximately one-hour per week for five to seven

sessions, depending on the program.  Training is scheduled locally

as needed. For more info, contact Nancy Hubbard at or



Featured Artist Reception

3rd Friday of every month, 5:00 – 9:00 PM.

New YorkArtist Shop,1124 New York Avenue.

Browse through a unique and eclectic display of artwork offered

by many different local artists while you enjoy good conversation

and a very pleasant atmosphere.  Light refreshments will be served.

More Info:




Osceola County NAACP

2nd Wednesday of each month, 7:00 PM,

BarneyE.VealCenter, 700 Generation Point,Kissimmee.

For more info, call(Ann Jones)



Osceola County Landlords Association

Meetings 1st Thursday of each month, 6:30 PM

KUA, 1701 w. Carroll Street,Kissimmee

(Tom Long)



Osceola County Toastmaster Clubs


Mondays 6:30-7:45 PM



Tuesdays 7:15-8:15 PM

LakeNona YMCA


Fridays 7:30-8:30 AM





Toastmasters of St. Cloud

Meetings 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month, 6:00-7:30 PM.

Crescent’s Coffee & Tea,920 New York Avenue

Learn valuable leadership and public speaking skills!

More info: (Debra Shaver)



Small Business Saturday® - Thanksgiving Weekend

Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday

is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses nationwide.

Last year, over one hundred million people came together to Shop Small®

in their communities on Small Business Saturday®.








American Legion Post 80

Patriotism Lives!  Join the American Legion, Auxiliary,

Sons of the American Legion, or American Legion Riders.



American Legion Auxiliary Unit #80

Meetings 1st Thursday of each month, 7:00 PM.

American Legion Post 80,1019 Pennsylvania Avenue.

For info on the programs and membership, visit website:


Mondays, 6:00 PM, BINGO smoke-free civic hall (open to public);

Tuesdays, 7:30 PM, DART tournament;

Wednesdays, 5:00 – 8:00 PM, AYCE-Spaghetti $5.75 (open to public);

Thursdays, 8:00 PM, Trivia Game (open to public);

Fridays, free Shuffleboard; Karaoke 8:00 PM;

Fridays, Grill Menu 5:00 – 8:00 PM (open to public);

1st & 3rd Saturdays, ROAD-KILL BINGO, 7:00 PM;

Sundays, 8:00 – 11:00 AM, Breakfast (open to public).


For more info, call(Post 80)

or(Mike Turco).



Blue Knights®

Meetings 2nd Tuesday of each month, 6:30 PM,

The Other Place Café,1018 New York Avenue,

TheBLUEKNIGHTS® are a non-profit fraternal organization

consisting of active and retired law enforcement

men and women who enjoy riding motorcycles.



IOOF Lodge #66

A branch of the International Order of Odd Fellows,

Meetings 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of each month, 7:30 PM.

1122 New York Avenue.




Marine Corps League

MCLSeptember 11th Detachment 1092, meetings

4th Thursday of each month, 7:30 PM,

at VFW Post 3227,915 New York Avenue.

Breakfast, Open to the Public,

the 2nd Saturday of each month, 8:00-11:00 AM.

(Jim Underwood)




Free & Accepted Masons of Florida

St. Cloud Lodge No. 221

2nd & 4th Thursday of each month, 7:30 PM,

(except holidays)

901 Oregon Avenue,Saint Cloud

FaceBook:St. CloudMasonic Lodge No. 221



Sons of Confederate Veterans

Jacob Summerlin Camp #1516

Meetings 2nd Monday of each month, 6:30 PM

(Except December)

Fat Boy’s Restaurant,Saint Cloud.



Order of Confederate Rose

Frances Kirby Smith 22 Chapter

Meetings 3rd Saturday* of each month, 10:00 AM

Barbara Thornton Room, Veteran's Memorial Library,Saint Cloud

We are an independent support group to the Sons of

Confederate Veterans.  We are nonprofit, nonracial,

nonpolitical and nonsectarian, and as such ancestry

is not required for membership.  We assist the SCV with their

historical, educational, benevolent, and social functions.

Special emphasis is placed on the preservation of Confederate symbols.

For more info:

*Changed from 4th to 3rd Friday effective September 2012.



VFW Post 3227

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Post meetings 1st & 3rd Thursdays,7:30 PM,

Men’s Auxiliary meetings 2nd Thursdays,6:30 PM,

Ladies Auxiliary meetings 2nd Thursdays,7:30 PM,

Ladies Auxiliary Dinner, 2nd Fridays,6:30 PM,

Canteen Breakfast, last Saturdays,8:00-11:00 AM,


BINGO, each Wednesday, Public Welcome:

Early Bird,6:30 PM, Regular games,7:00 PM.

Food available for purchase. No Smoking.


915 New York Avenue(across form City Hall)

VFW Meeting Hall available for rental.










AARP Chapter 4001 St. Cloud

Meetings 4th Monday of each month, 12:30 PM

(October – May)

Speaker at each meeting & covered-dish luncheon.

Call(LaVelle Jenkins)



Big Band, OCFTA

Providing Big Band music toCentral Floridasince 1991, the

band rehearses select Thursdays in the Music Room of the

OsceolaCenterfor the Arts.  For information and directions,

Please call(Bob Clayton)

or email:




Mondays, 6:00 PM, Public always welcome.

American Legion Civic Hall,Saint Cloud

Food available for purchase.  No Smoking.





Every Tuesday and Friday, 7:00 PM;

Quarter up,5:30 PM; Early Birds,6:30 PM.

Knights ofColumbus,2000 Neptune Road,Kissimmee.





Every Wednesday, Early Bird, 6:30 PM, Regular games, 7:00 PM.

VFW,915 New York Avenue(across form City Hall)

Food available for purchase. No Smoking. Public Welcome:

For more info, call




Silver Clouds Chorus

Love to Sing? Come and Join US,

Every Tuesday, 10:00 AM,

SeniorCitizenCenter,17th Street.




English Country Dance Club

Second Saturday of each month, 2:00 - 5:00 PM.

St Cloud Senior Center, 3101 - 17th Street.

Bring "yourself" and a snack to share,

$5.00/person (partner not required).

Learn to dance to English Style Dances;

every dance is taught and beginners are welcome.

For more info contact: Diana Kehr




Heel and Toe Western Square Dance Club

Every Monday, 7:00 PM 9:00 PM,

The Annex,702 Indiana Avenue,Saint Cloud.

Mainstream and Plus Square Dances, $5 per person admission.

Caller is Bill Boyd (of Bow and Swing Magazine).

Plus lessons will be offered beginning at6:30 PM.

Call(Paul & Ellen) or

(Lili-ann) or visit




Let’s Dance Ballroom Club

Every Wednesday*, 7:00 PM 9:00 PM,

Thursday practice from 11-AM to 2-PM continues throughout the month.

St. Cloud Senior Center, 3101-17th Street.


Come early to register; class begins at7:00 PM.

For additional info call (Sheila Lauer)

or(Kathy Parsons)




Let’s Dance Ballroom Club

Every Wednesday*, 7:00 PM 9:00 PM,

St. Cloud Senior Center, 3101-17th Street.

January’s class will be the salsa and samba, starting

January 2 and running for 5 Wednesdays.

Cost for the entire series of classes is $15, to be paid the 1st night.

Come early to register; class begins at7:00 PM.

For additional info call (Sheila Lauer)

or(Kathy Parsons)




Let’s Dance Ballroom Club

Sunday Afternoon Tea Dance

2nd & 4th* Sunday of each month, 2:00 PM 4:00 PM,


St. CloudSeniorCenter,3101-17th Street. $3 per person.

Light refreshments will be served.  For additional info call

(Sheila Lauer) or(Kathy Parsons)




St. Cloud Line Dance Club

Monday classes:

Novices meet:2:00 PM–2:30 pm,

Beginners meet:2:30 PM–3:00 pm,

Intermediates meet:3:00 –5:00 PM.

Thursday classes:

Novices meet:5:30 –6:00 PM,

Beginners meet:6:00 –7:00 PM,

Intermediates meet:7:00 –9:00 PM.

St. CloudSeniorCenter,3101-17th Street. $1 for the day.

Call(Glenda Brown, Instructor)



Social Dance

Every Monday, 7:00 – 10:00 PM,.

St. CloudSeniorCenter, 3101-17th Street, "A" Hall.

(subject to Hall maintenance schedule)

A donation of $3 per person is requested.

Call (Gail Smith)



Dancing & Music

Live Classic Country and some ‘50s Music

Every Tuesday, 6:30 – 9:00 PM,

Osceola County Council on Aging,

700 Generation Point,Kissimmee.

No admission fee; 50/50 tickets sold in support of the event.

Bring a covered dish or snack for break time.

For more info call:.



Line Dance

Smith N Western Advanced Line Dance Club

Every Friday, 6:00 – 9:00 PM,

No Class on July 20th!  Back to normal schedule on July 27th.

St. CloudSeniorCenter, 3101-17th Street, "A" Hall.

Lessons & Open Dance (basic knowledge of line-dance-steps required)

A donation of $2 per person is requested. All ages welcome.

Call (Gail Smith)



Country Dance

Every Saturday, 7:00 – 10:00 PM

St. CloudSeniorCenter, 3101-17th Street, "A" Hall.

Live Band, November – April; a donation of $3 per person is requested.

May – October, music by Art Fagnant, DJ; admission is FREE.

Line Dance and Social Dance to a variety of music.  All ages welcome.

Call (Gail Smith)



Square Dance

Beginner Square Dance Lessons

Every Monday, Starting August 6th, 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Bill Boyd, Caller; Heel & Toe Square Dance Club,

St CloudSeniorCenterAnnex,702 Indiana Avenue.

16-week session for only $50/person (or $5/week per person)

children 10-16 free when accompanied by paying adult,


More info: (Lili-Ann Gallagher) or

(Ellen Bell) or or



Medicare Counseling - SHINE

Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders

Florida Department of Elder Affairs

Free unbiased counseling on Medicare, Medigap/HMO,

Medicaid, Prescription Drug Plans, and Long-term Care

Insurance.  Bring list of your prescriptions (or Rx bottles),

insurance cards, and Medicare card.  Callto

schedule a SHINE presentation for your clients, staff, or group.


1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month, 10:00 AM 12:00NOON,


700 Generation Point,Kissimmee, 34744. .


2nd Wednesday of each month, 9:00 AM 12:00NOON,

(January thru May)

GoodSamaritanVillage, Friendship Room,

4250 Village Drive,Kissimmee, 34746. .


2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month, 9:00 AM 1:00 PM,

(September thru November)

GoodSamaritanVillage, Friendship Room,

4250 Village Drive,Kissimmee, 34746.  .


1st & 2nd Wednesday of December, 9:00 – 1:00 PM,

GoodSamaritanVillage, Friendship Room,

4250 Village Drive,Kissimmee, 34746. .


2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month, 10:00 AM 12:00 PM,

St. CloudSeniorCenter, 3101-17th Street. .



Movie at the Lakefront:

2nd Friday of each month, at sunset.

MonthlyFREEFamily Movie on giant inflatable movie screen.

Hosted by City of St. Cloud Parks & Recreation




Bluegrass Jam Sessions

Hosted by the Osceola County Historical Society 

1st Sunday of every month, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

starting this Sunday, October 7th

Pioneer Village, 750 North Bass Road (just off HWY-192), Kissimmee

The event is FREE and spectators are welcome (just bring your own chairs). Only

 “acoustical” bluegrass music is performed and alcoholic beverages are prohibited.

NOTE: there is a separate admission fee for visitors wishing to

view the buildings and exhibits of the pioneer village.

General Info: (Ochs)

or visit our website at




Silver Clouds Community Orchestra

Rehearsals are in “B” Hall, Mondays, 7:00 PM

and “A” Hall, Thursdays, 9:00 AM.

All ages are welcome.  You must have a

band/orchestra instrument and be able to read music.

Call for info:(Bill Lauer)




OCFTA Center Singers

TheOsceolaCenterfor the Arts community chorus rehearses

Each Tuesday night, 7:00-8:30 PM, at the OCFTA.

Anyone 18 or older is welcome.

For more information call.



Step Aerobics, with Jordan

Every Monday & Wedneday,

6:15 – 7:00 PM, 7:15 – 8:00 PM

St. Cloud Civic Center, Room 2, 3001 Seventeenth Street


City ofSt. CloudParks& Recreation



Tai Chi and Qigong (Chinese Yoga) Classes

offered to the public by Madame Wu, for donation only

Every Tuesday & Wedneday:


 Every Tuesday, 1:00 – 2:00 PM,

St. Cloud Senior Center, 3101 - 17th Street, St.Cloud.


Every Wednesday, 5:00 – 6:00 PM,

Barney Veal Center (COA), 700 Generation Point, Kissimmee.


More information: (Madame Wu)









Action Auction

Every Thursday, 6:30 PM 9:30 PM,

Hosted by Elks Lodge #1873,

1655 Kings Highway,Kissimmee.

Bring your own things to sell or buy items from others.

Open to the Public.  Refreshments available.

For more info, call.



Boy Scout Troop 69

Meetings every Tuesday, 7:00 PM,

St Luke & St Peter Church,

2745 Canoe Creek Road,Saint Cloud.

All interested boys at least 11 years old, or

who have completed fifth grade, are welcome to join.

For details, call(Bob Cummings)



Boy Scout Troop 192

First UnitedMethodistChurch,

1025 Tenth Street,Saint Cloud.

All interested boys at least 11 years old, or

who have completed fifth grade, are welcome to join.

For details, call(Art Polnasek)



Boy Scout Spaghetti Dinner – AYCE

3rd Saturday, every month, 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM,

First United MethodistChurch, 10th & Ohio, Saint Cloud,

“All You Can Eat” spaghetti with home-made 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)




Kissimmee Elks Cribbage

Play every Wednesday, 12:30 PM,

KissimmeeElks Lodge.

Play every Friday, 9:00 AM Noon,

Parks & RecreationCenter,Palm Street,Kissimmee.

Call or EM to

for “kitchen Cribbage” locations.



Garden Club

St. Cloud Garden Club

Meetings the 2nd Saturday of each month, October thru May

(except June, July, August, & September)

Covered-dish Luncheon,11:30 AM,

Program begins at12:15 PM.

St. CloudSeniorCenter,3101 Seventeenth Street.

Visitors welcome.


The St. Cloud Garden Club extends an invitation to new members,

Dish-to-pass-luncheons, speakers, and other events.

More info: (Nancy Brown)



Greyhound Adoptions

Public is invited every third Saturday, 10:00 AM 1:00 PM,

Pet Supermarket,2924 – 13th Street,St Cloud().

Meet retired adult racing greyhounds, ready for adoption.

For more info, contact God’s Greyts Greyhound Group)


or visit

God’s Greyts Greyhound Group, Inc - 7259 Hiawassee Oak Dr, Orlando, FL32818



Gun Club

Ronald Reagan Conservative Spirit of ’76 Republican Gun Club

Meetings the 3rd Tuesday of each month, 6:30 PM,

***Royal Saint Cloud Golf Links, 5310 Michigan Avenue***

RSVP and/or for more information:

(Donna Sykes)



Saint Cloud Heritage Museum

OPEN: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM,

1012 Massachusetts Avenue

Operated by the St. Cloud Woman’s Club

Admission is free; donations are gratefully accepted.

For more info: (Lucille McClure, Curator)




Hamzy’s Ketsu-ka Club

Meetings every Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30 PM 8:00 PM,

For location or more info, call(Sensei Harry)




Friends of the St. Cloud Branch, Veterans Memorial Library

Meeting the 3rd Thursday of each month, 11:00 AM Noon,

Upper Level, Veterans Memorial Library, 13th &Indiana.

Our main purpose is to promote the library.

If you are interested, please join us.




St. Cloud Mothers of Preschoolers

Meetings the 2nd & 4th Wednesday, 9:30-11:30 AM,

(September thru May)

CornerstoneChurch,2925 Canoe Creek Road.



Overeaters Anonymous

Meetings every Saturday, 9:30 AM,

St.Cloud Warehouses, Building 61,East 17th Street.

Free to join; Fellowship for those recovering from

compulsive eating.  Call or visit:



Pavement Pounders

St. Cloud Pavement Pounders

Every Tuesday and Thursday, meet at 6:15 PM, run at 6:45 PM

(during winter months the meet is gradually moved closer to 6-PM)

Crabby Bill’s, Saint Cloud Lakefront

Tuesday is “open night” so you can walk or run whatever you want;

Thursday is a set 5k course with signs.  All levels of fitness welcome.

Water is provided after the run and many stay to order food/beverages from the menu.

With a base membership of ~45, usually about half participate on any given Thursday.

More info: or




Florida Native Plant Society

Pine Lily Chapter

Meetings the 3rd Thursday of each month, 6:30 PM,

First UnitedMethodistChurch, 101 West Dakin,Kissimmee.

More details:




Republican Women

East Osceola Republican Women’s Network

Town Hall Meeting 1st Tuesday of each month, 6:30 PM,

***Royal Saint Cloud Golf Links, 5310 Michigan Avenue***

For information, please call:

(President Melissa Thomas)

or(Donna Sykes).



Rotary Club of St. Cloud

Meetings every Thursday morning, 7:15-8:15 AM,

Women’s Club,Massachusetts Avenue.

Guests welcome.

For more information, call

or visit



Shuffleboard & Cards & Games

St. Cloud Shuffleboard Club


Practice: every Monday thru Saturday, 8:30 – 10:30 AM,

Games: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, & Saturdays, 1:30 PM,

St. CloudShuffleboard Club,701 Ohio Avenue,Saint Cloud.


Duplicate Bridge:

Mondays, 6:30 PM.

Fridays, 1:30 PM,

St. CloudShuffleboard Club,701 Ohio Avenue,Saint Cloud.

Call(Jim Davis).



Tuesdays, 6:30 PM,

St. CloudShuffleboard Club,701 Ohio Avenue,Saint Cloud.

Call(Kevin Fryback)



Wednesdays & Saturdays, 6:30 PM,

St. CloudShuffleboard Club,701 Ohio Avenue,Saint Cloud.

Call(Bobbi Clement)



Thursdays, 6:30 PM,

St. CloudShuffleboard Club,701 Ohio Avenue,Saint Cloud.

Call(Dave Roberts)



Tuesdays & Saturdays, 1:30 PM,

St. CloudShuffleboard Club,701 Ohio Avenue,Saint Cloud.

Call(Louise Owens)


The club urges anyone interested in playing shuffleboard, or

the many card games and mah jong, to please contact the club

to get their free membership; call:

or email: .




Osceola Stamp Club

1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, 12:30 – 2:30 PM,

BarneyE.VealCenter, 700 Generation Point,Kissimmee;

Trade, Sell, and Meet other Stamp Collectors.

New members are welcome and needed to keep the club going.

Call(Charles Frazer)



State Clubs:



New England,New York, &New JerseyClub

Meetings the 3rd Tuesday of every month, 12:30 PM

(November thru June),

St. CloudSeniorCenter,3101 Seventeenth Street.

Anyone from any of those states and their guests are welcome.

Please bring a casserole or desert and your place setting.



Ohio,Kentucky, andMichiganClub

2nd Monday of each month, 12:30 PM (thru April)

St. CloudSeniorCenter,3101 Seventeenth Street, Hall B;

Bring a potluck item and utensils.

For more info, call(Larry Kinney)



Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, & North Carolina Club

Meet atSt. CloudSeniorCenter,3101 Seventeenth Street.




Tai Chi

Saint Cloud Tai Chi Club

Every Monday and Wednesday, 6:00 PM 7:00 PM,

For location or more info, call(Sifu Dave Lewis)

or email




Ahoy! Carefree Travel Club

Meetings 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month,

(Except August and September)

12:30-1:00 PMfor cruises,

1:00-3:00 PMfor bus trips,

Elks Club,Kings Highway,Kissimmee.

Call(Louise Owens)



Woman’s Club of Saint Cloud

1012 Massachusetts Avenue

For more info: Beverly Perkins




FWA Osceola Writers Group

2nd Thursday of each month, 6:00 – 8:00 PM,

Susan’s Courtside Café,18 Orlando Avenue,Kissimmee.

Education, critique, networking, and support to adult fiction writers.

Anyone writing a book, screenplay, or short story, in need of help

with craft or publication, can join One Word at a Time, a diverse

group of published and aspiring authors from many genres.

For more info, contact Randy Austin, or

visit (Groups: Central Florida, Osceola).










Non-12-STEP Alternative

Meetings every Tuesday, 6:00 PM,

Park PlaceBehavioral Center,

26 Park PlaceBoulevard,Kissimmee.




Bookmark Buddies, Mentoring Program

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 , ( )

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


HarmonyCommunitySchool, Deanna Fertic

( )

Hickory Tree Elementary, Kathy Pridemore

( )

Lakeview Elementary, Cindy Claflin

( )

Michigan Avenue Elementary, Tina Sklarek

( )

NarcoosseeElementary School, Davie Sarju

( )

NeptuneElementary School, Sara Candell

( )

Canoe Creek Charter, Julie Ramirez

( )



Breast Cancer

His Healing Touch

Meetings 1st Wednesday of every month, 5:15 PM,

FirstBaptistChurch of Kissimmee, 1700 John Young Parkway,

To encourage women newly diagnosed, undergoing treatment,

or those who have been thru the journey.  Any woman who has

been touched in some way by breast cancer is invited to join.

For more info, call (Betty)



Cancer Survivors Support Group begins

Local cancer survivors fromCentral Floridahave come together

to start local support groups for those who have dealt with or are

presently dealing with cancer. These two local ladies are inviting

those who are cancer survivors, patients and caregivers to become

a part of the support group. The support group will be based throughout

Central Floridato reach out to as many in need as they can.

Our hope is to bring a group together to share experiences as well as

knowledge gained through our advocacy as to resources available to those needing assistance and answers,” founders of the support group,

Joan Tashbar and Rosa Holloway stated.

There are many benefits of participating in support groups:

feeling less lonely, gaining a sense of empowerment and control,

improving coping skills, opportunities to talk openly and honestly

about feelings, reduction in distress, depression or anxiety,

receiving practical advice or information on treatment options,

and learning about new medical research.

If you or someone you know would be interested

please call Rosa Holloway at or

Joan Tashbar at for more info.



Co-Dependents Anonymous

Meetings every Saturday, 8:00 AM

St. Cloud Warehouse Group,61 East 17th Street,Saint Cloud, 34769

Twelve-Step Fellowship of men and women whose common purpose

is recovery from codependence & the development and maintenance

of healthy relationships.  CoDA is a non-profit organization

supported by voluntary contributions of attending members.

For more info: (Kim D) or



Depression, Bi-polar Support Group

Meetings every Monday, 6:45 PM 8:00 PM,

Northeast Christian Church, 2885 PartinSettlement Road,Kissimmee.

For more info, call(Kathie)



Domestic Violence

Help Now

Program for Domestic Violence Prevention

Free support group for those experiencing physical,

emotional, and/or mental abuse. Evening group available.

Call(Help Now)




St. Cloud Food Pantry

Open to those in need

Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays,

10:00 AM 2:00 PM,

St. CloudCommunity Pantry,901 Missouri Avenue.

Volunteers needed to restock shelves and pack bags.

People who need community service hours and any

others who can volunteer are asked to call



Free Hot Meal

A community service to those in need

(homeless, low-income, and senior citizens)

every first Monday of the month (and more when possible)

At the VFW Post in Saint Cloud, 918 New York Avenue

Hosted by A Place for Grace Ministries

If you know of anyone in need of a meal, groceries,

or clothing please direct them to us.





Rainbow Spirit GLBT Spiritual Awareness Group

Offers a safe space for members of the GLBT community

(and our family and friends) to discuss spiritual themes that

include: growing spiritually, values, creativity and wonder,

relationships, life review, and ceremony.

This is a place for people from many different religious

backgrounds and spiritual paths to share their collective

insights and wisdom.

For More Information:(Wes) or visit 




Griefshare Recovery and Support Group

Meetings every Thursday, 7:00 – 8:30 PM,

FirstBaptistChurchofSt. Cloud,

1717 Thirteenth Street;St. Cloud; and

Meetings every Friday 10:00 – 11:30 AM,


1441 Hoeger Street,Kissimmee.


(Dick or Nancy Boss) email




Grief and Loss Support Group

Group meetings every Wednesday, 6:00 – 7:30 PM,

OsceolaCancerCenter,737 West Oak Street,Kissimmee.

Cornerstone Hospice invites you to find peace in the

midst of grieving.  This group is open to anyone

who has experienced the loss of a loved one.

To register and/or for further information,

call(Claudia Swonger, Bereavement Counselor).




Florida KidCare

Federal-and-state-funded free or low-cost health insurance for

Florida’s children, is available to parents of uninsured children.

KidCare application available at any county health department,

online at or call1..



Hospice (Central Florida)

VITAS Innovative Hospice Care of Central Florida

Volunteers needed to befriend terminally ill patients, provide

relief for weary caregivers, accompany their pet on Paw Pals

visits, visit with veterans, provide art and music therapy, make

bereavement calls, sew, make crafts, help repair medical

equipment, or help with administrative/office work.

For more info, callor




Hospice (Orange & Osceola Counties)

Cornerstone Hospice, Inc

Caring, compassionate people are needed to assist Hospice

patients and their loved ones. Do you have 2 - 4 hours/week

to help a neighbor?  Many opportunities to get involved with

Hospice and Palliative Care, including patient care, office duty,

fundraising, health fair staffing, to name a few.

Call(Melissa Cruz, Volunteer Specialist) or





King’s Kids

Meeting every Sunday, 6:30 PM,

CrossroadsBaptistChurch,3797 Edsel Avenue,St. Cloud.

Kids in 1st thru 6th grades are encouraged to attend

for a time of games, learning, and fun activities.




Mental Illness Support Group:

Meeting every Monday 7:00 - 8:30 PM,

Barbara Thornton Room, 2nd Floor, Veterans Memorial Library

13th &Indiana Avenue,Saint Cloud

Free & Anonymous Mental Illness Support Group:

Anxiety Disorder, Bipolar, Depression.

For more info call (days)

OR (evenings).




WIC Osceola

Women, Infants, & Children Program inOsceolaCountyhas

three convenient sites:Kissimmee, Poinciana, &Saint Cloud.

WIC is a supplemental nutrition program that provides

nutritious foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding

information, classes, and one-on-one counseling, as well as

referrals to health care and social services.

WIC Eligibility:

you must be a pregnant or breastfeeding woman, a woman that

has recently been pregnant, an infant, or a child under age 5.

Also, the applicant must have a low or moderate income,

live inFlorida, and have a nutrition need that can

be helped by WIC foods and nutrition counseling.

WIC is an equal opportunity provider.

For more information:

WIC inSt. Cloudis located at1050 Grape Street.




National Day of Prayer Task Force of Osceola County

Meetings 3rd Monday of each month, at 7:00 PM,

FirstBaptistChurchofSt. Cloud, Building D,1717-13th Street,

More Info:(Bertha Chase)


National Day of Prayer

The National Day of Prayer tradition predates the founding of the

United States of America, evidenced by the Continental Congress’

proclamation in 1775 setting aside a day of prayer.

In 1952, Congress established an annual day of prayer and,

in 1988, that law was amended, designating the

National Day of Prayer as the first Thursday in May.




The Partnership meets Quarterly

Next meeting: 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 forOsceolaCounty

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 regular meetings added to the Community Calendar,

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





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