Festival of Cultures celebration to be May 11 in Poinciana

Festival of Cultures, presented by Polk County Parks and Recreation (PCPR), will be Saturday, May 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Poinciana Community Park, 5109 Allegheny Road.

This celebration of diversity features bounce houses, kids’ crafts, food vendors and prizes. Music will be provided by La Mejor 1340. Admission is free. For more information, call PCPR at 863-298-7698.

At the heart of a community are its residents. The Heart of Poinciana Volunteer Program assists the Association of Poinciana Villages Lifestyles Department and is a great way to give back to your community. These volunteers help with events and activities year-round. This helps more programs come into the community free of charge.

Heart of Poinciana Volunteer Membership Drive kicks off on Tuesday, May 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Mary Jane Arrington Gym and Aquatic Center, 625 Country Club Drive. Learn about how your volunteering can strengthen your community.

Hurricane season officially runs from June 1 to Nov. 30. Get a head start on preparing by attending Polk County Neighborhood Crime Watch’s next program, Citizen Hurricane Preparedness on Wednesday, May 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the Poinciana Community Center, 445 Marigold Ave.

Presented by Rosa LaLonde of Polk’s Public Education Unit, discussion will include how to prepare your children, pets, family and home for this year’s hurricane season.

For more information, email MartinNegron@ gmail.com.

 Dr. Pasquale Reino, board certified orthopedic surgeon at Poinciana Medical Center, will host a physician lecture series at the hospital on Thursday, May 16. The topic is total joint replacement. A physical therapist will also be on site to discuss total joint replacement physical therapy.

A complimentary dinner will be served. Dinner will be at 5:30 p.m.; lecture begins at 6 p.m. Registration is required. Call 888-396-8117 to save your space. Poinciana Medical Center is located at 325 Cypress Parkway.

 The Association of Poinciana Villages Community Service Department will hold a community workshop on Tuesday, May 21, at 7 p.m. at the Anthony DePalma Building, 395 Marigold Ave. Hosted by Community Service Team Leader Sheila Montanez, the workshop will have community service staff on-site to set appointments with residents to address personal concerns and issues. A question and answer session will follow.

Seating is limited.  Reserve your spot by going to www.apvcommunity.com. Click on the LifeStyles tab, then click on “events.”   

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