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Liberty High offering haunted hall tours

Posted on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 10:29 am

Back by popular demand! Are you ready to take a spine-tingling tour through Liberty High School’s most haunted halls? The tour will be presented by the award-winning Liberty Theatre Department today through Saturday from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets available at the door and the cost is $5 for general admission or $10 for express entrance.

Charger Success and Improvement (CSI) after-school tutoring at Liberty High will operate on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Students must sign up by completing a CSI registration form. Students may pick up forms in Student Services or Guidance Office. Transportation is provided. Students must report to the cafeteria to check-in.

Liberty High School’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration will be Oct. 19. There will be music, dancing, games and free food. The event will begin in the auditorium at 5 p.m. Admission cost is $3.

Liberty High School is at 4250 Pleasant Hill Road.

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Poinciana Fest 2017 presented by the Poinciana Area Council and Valencia College will be Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  This fun-filled day features community vendors, food trucks, prizes, games, entertainment and more. Poinciana Fest will take place at Valencia College, Poinciana Campus, 3255 Pleasant Hill Road. Admission is free.

There still is space available for vendors. The fees are: $125 for chamber members, $150 for non-members; and $50 for nonprofits. Vendor application deadline is Oct. 25.

To reserve your spot register at http://bit.ly/poincianafest2017 or call Christina Pilkington at 407-847-4145.

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Ready-Set-Build! Grade school children can take part in the Idea Builders program at the Poinciana Branch Library today from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Stretch your imagination and problem-solving ability by designing LEGO bricks Challenges align with STEAM learning objectives while incorporating language arts.

Toddlers, preschoolers and their families can be part of the Jammy Jamboree today from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Put on your jammies, grab your teddy bear and blanket and hear awesome bedtime stories.

Are you a lover of the arts? Then Tertulia Cuarto Gatos today from 6:30 to 8 p.m. is made for you. This is an informal evening with talented Hispanic exponents of reading, poetry, music, theater and other facets of art.

SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) will be at the Poinciana Branch Library Monday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Receive one-on-one counseling to address your Medicare, Medicaid and insurance concerns. This counseling is free, unbiased and confidential.

Prime Time Family Reading Time will be Monday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Prime Time is a six-week program designed to kick-start reading between parents and their children at home. Parents with children ages 6 and older will commit to sharing in reading, meals and fellowship. Sponsored in part by Florida Humanities Council, the program includes a book discussion. Transportation is available for those who make prior arrangements. Call 407-742-8924.

The Poinciana Friends of the Library will meet Tuesday at 11 a.m.  Help support the community by becoming a member of the Poinciana Friends of the Library. Since 1998, this group has strived to expand and improve library services, facilities and programs through volunteering and financial support generated from book sales, bag sales, bake sales and endowments/bequests. Yearly dues start at $5.

What’s the word? On Thursday, Oct. 19, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., GERD is the Word. That will be the topic at the Physician Lecture Series at the Poinciana Branch Library’s Physician Lecture Series. Each year, many are affected by gastroesophageal reflux disease. Dr. Oral James, gastroenterologist at Poinciana Medical Center, will discuss symptoms, prevention tips, lifestyle modifications and surgical options.

Bring the children in on Thursday, Oct. 19, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., for Spooky Spectacular “Mad Science” with ghostly stories and haunting activities. This family event will give you the shivers. Come in costumes for tricks and treats. Make ghosts rockets, dry ice bubbles and light up floating ghosts.

All library programs are free and open to the public. The Poinciana Branch Library is located at 101 N. Doverplum Ave.

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AVID Family Night at Poinciana High will be Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the media center. All AVID students and families are welcome to attend. AVID contracts will be signed, and information will be shared regarding Poinciana High School becoming an AVID national demonstration school and what it means. A student panel will be available for parents and families to ask questions about the effectiveness of AVID. AVID is a college preparatory elective for students who are “in the middle” academically according to AVID specified criteria. Students are expected to take rigorous courses, such as Honors and Advanced Placement, as they are prepared for college throughout the four years of high school.

For more information contact Lou Shahen, Poinciana High School – 407-870-4860.

Poinciana High School is located at 2300 S. Poinciana Blvd.

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If you have any Poinciana news or information that you would like to share, call Lisa Concepcion at 407-319-9700 or email news@osceolanewsgazette.com.