Osceola County students and their parents are invited to join district 3 County Commissioner Brandon Arrington on Saturday, Aug. 3, from 10 to 11 a.m., at the Valencia College Poinciana Campus for the annual district 3 Back to School Event.

This event will provide students with free book bags and school supplies. These give-a-ways will be available  while  supplies last. All students must be accompanied by an adult, and must be present to receive their supplies. Valencia College Poinciana Campus is located at 3255 Pleasant Hill Road.

Polk County school open houses will be held Thursday, Aug. 1, elementary schools - 2 to 4 p.m.; High school seniors – 2 to 3 p.m. and grades 9 to 11, from 4 to 6 p.m.  First day of school for Polk County students is Monday, Aug. 12.

Osceola County open houses will take place on the following dates - Wednesday, Aug. 7, 4 to 7 p.m., all high schools, including Osceola County School for the Arts; Thursday, Aug. 8, 4 to 7 p.m., for all middle schools; and Friday, Aug. 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. for all elementary and K to 8 schools. First day of school for Osceola County students is Monday, Aug. 12.

 A Home Buying Seminar is being offered at the Poinciana Branch Library on Tuesday, Aug. 6, from 4 to 5 p.m. Jany Perez from Professional Real Estate Agency will be on-site to offer home buying tips and market insight to those interested in the home buying process.

On Thursday, Aug. 8, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., the Poinciana Branch Library will host a Homeschool Resource Fair. This is an opportunity to find information on homeschooling and meet with educational organizations to make an informed choice when homeschooling your student. Vendors include Osceola County School District, Osceola County Virtual School, Florida Virtual School, Osceola Arts, Osceola Community Health Services, Florida Parent Educators Association and more.

The Poinciana Branch Library is located at 101 N. Doverplum Ave.

 Vendor opportunity!  The Association of Poinciana Villages will be hosting a Health & Wellness Fair on Saturday, Aug. 10.  Contact Liz.wargo@fsresidential.com  if your business is interested in participating.