Cheers! Raise your glass and enjoy Wine Tasting and Jazz on Friday, Sept. 6, from  5 to 8 p.m. Sample wines from PMP Wine International and enjoy live music courtesy of Harvest Town Trio. Light snacks will be provided. The wine sampling is free, however, if you care for more refreshments, a cash bar will be open. This event is for those ages 21 and up.

This sophisticated night of wine sampling and music is brought to you by the Association of Poinciana Villages and will be held at the Anthony DePalma Building, 395 Marigold Ave.  Save your seat at the table by RSVP-263-427-0900.

 The Association of Poinciana Villages and the Friends of the Poinciana Dog Park present Pet Fest 2019 on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Poinciana Community Park (Village 7), 5109 Allegheny Road.

Bring your pets and get to know fellow Poinciana pet lovers. All venders are welcome to show their pet-related wares. Pet Fest is a day to celebrate pets and their human family. Have fun!

 Poinciana Medical Center, 325 Cypress Parkway, will join with the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office in “Crush the Crisis-Opiod – Take Back Day” on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal.

The following Saturday, Sept. 14, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., is the Fall Health Fair at Poinciana Medical Center. This is an interactive health fair with lots of information.

 As I write this column, we are unsure of the path of Hurricane Dorian. Hopefully, Poinciana will be spared the devastation that a storm of this magnitude brings as you are reading the Osceola News-Gazette, while drinking your morning coffee. Be grateful. Don’t all rush back to return the bottled water as hurricane season lasts until Nov. 30.

If Dorian turned out to be as bad as you prepared for, you are still lucky- you are alive.  The three hurricanes of 2014 showed how Poinciana people help each other in times of crisis. Neighbors helped neighbors. Out of this horrible experience, Poinciana residents worked together and rebuilt. Poinciana Proud.