Meeting on Poinciana Parkway study set

 The Central Florida Expressway Authority will hold a public meeting for the Poinciana Parkway Project Development and Environmental (PD&E) Study at Poinciana High School Thursday, Aug. 29, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The study is looking at the parkway from its northern endpoint to County Road 532 at the Osceola County/Polk County line.

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Here are two youth sport options that Poinciana youth may want to take a “swing” at for some “kicks”.Youths from age 5 through high school age can learn to play tennis or improve their game at no charge at Vance Harmon Park weekly on Saturdays from 9 to 11 a.m.

Tennis with Dennis, taught by retired tennis pro Dennis Bruckel, is free of charge. A retired tennis pro, Bruckel, volunteers his time to instruct youth on a sport they can enjoy for a lifetime. Vance Harmon Park is located at 50 Country Club Road. For more information, call 407-414-0531

Not sure if soccer would be your child’s sport? Try one free indoor soccer event and find out.

Join Soccer Shots Orlando South, Osceola & Polk County  for a free indoor soccer day at APV Fitness Center, 397 Marigold Ave. This activity is for children 2 to 8 years old. This free trial day is Tuesday, Aug. 27, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Reserve your child’s spot at www.scoocrshots.org/OrlandoSouth.

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There is always a need for blood donations. Stop by Poinciana Medical Center, 325 Cypress Parkway on Friday, Aug. 23, between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. to give the gift of life. Donors will receive two free movie tickets and an in-depth wellness checkup. To make an appointment online, visit oneblood.org or call 1-888-9-DONATE.

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Build Your Brain and Body is a new program coming to the Poinciana Branch Library on Friday mornings beginning Sept. 8, from 10 to 11 a.m. Adults can exercise their mind and body in a class that combines interactive group discussions and fun exercises sessions. This program is for everybody that has a passion for living a healthy and informed lifestyle. This series is presented by the University of Florida/IFAS Extension in Osceola County.

Acrylic painting for adults takes place every Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the library. Flex your creative muscle in this instructive and fun class. All supplies are included except the canvas.

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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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.