Poinciana Fall Festival beginning Friday, Nov. 22

The Poinciana Fall Festival will be at Vance Harmon Park., 625 Country Club Drive, beginning Friday, Nov. 22 until Sunday, Dec. 1.

Presented by the civic group HACER, the Poinciana Fall Festival features carnival rides, games, food, SWAT Team and K-9 Unit appearances and Swamp Buggy demonstrations.

The hours of the Poinciana Fall Festival are Monday through Friday - 5 p.m. to midnight. Saturday and Sunday - 1 p.m. to midnight.

For sponsor or vendor information, email HACER.CLUB.LLC@gmail.com.

 Take a break from your busy week and enjoy some quality time with your family. The Poinciana Branch Library hosts Family Fun Night today, Thursday, Nov. 21, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Enjoy board games, crafts as a family, solve a STEAM problem together or work on a puzzle while having snacks.

It’s never too early to develop a love of reading. Learn 2 Read, for infants and toddlers will be on Monday, Nov. 25, from 10 to 11 a.m. This is an interactive experience providing how-to techniques for parents and not-yet school age children (infants/toddlers). This program is presented by The Parent Involvement Team of the Osceola County.

Homeschool Book Club meets at the library on Tuesday, Nov. 26, from 11 a.m. to noon.

The group will connect literacy to STEAM. Kids of all ages will read the Magic Tree House series and report back to do experiments, activities and crafts that bring the books to life.

Get ready for Thanksgiving with the Turkey Trot Challenge on Tuesday, Nov. 26, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Stop Turkey Day laziness before it starts! Your family will compete in this Minute to Win it style challenge. Prepare to laugh, giggle, wiggle and move. There will be feathers flying, yams rolling and gobble gobble galore!

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

 The Association of Poinciana Villages (APV) presents its 27 Annual Christmas Parade and Celebration on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There will be a parade featuring over 50 floats and numerous walking civic groups and youth organizations. The parade route is Cypress Parkway (Cypress Parkway will be temporarily closed to traffic).

Following the parade, there will be a celebration at Vance Harmon Park Amphitheater, 695 County Club Drive. The celebration will have bounce houses, food trucks, face painting, balloon artists and live music. There will also be a battle of the bands featuring local high school musicians.

Residents and area businesses are invited to participate by entering a float for the parade or participating as a vendor at the Holiday Celebration.

 If you are interested in joining in on the fun, contact APV Lifestyle Director Liz Vargo at 863-427-0900, Ext. 301, or email liz.wargo@fsridential.com.