What's going on in Poinciana? Here you go.

Dust off your dancing shoes!

New salsa classes have begun in Poinciana. Salsa Heat will be offering classes every Monday and Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. at the Anthony DePalma Building, 395 Marigold Ave. Instructor Sammy De La Rosa 10 weeks. For more information call 863-427-0900.


The Association of Poinciana Villages’ Movies Under the Stars night will be on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. The movie presented will be “Cars 3.” Admission is free. Bring blankets or chairs to view comfortably. Food vendors will be on site.

This family-friendly event will be held at the Vance Harmon Amphitheater, 625 Country Club Drive.


The next Poinciana Community Awareness Committee Meeting will be on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 6:30 p.m. at the Poinciana Community Center, 445 Marigold Ave. This committee was formed by the Poinciana Board of Directors to keep the community aware and up-to-date on what is happening in Poinciana. The committee also helps to develop viable solutions to issues of concern.


The AARP Driver Safety Program’s Smart Driver Course is designed to help participants refine driver skills and develop safe driving skills and develop safe driving habits. Upon completion of the course, Florida drivers 55 and older may be eligible for vehicle insurance discounts. Advance registration is required.

The Smart Driver Course will be held on Thursday, Sept. 20, Thursday, Oct. 18 and Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (all days) at the Poinciana Community Center, 445 Marigold Ave. The fee is $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members. For more information call 407-314-1798.


Schools in our area are always in need of volunteers. Make a difference - become a school volunteer. The Osceola School District's OASIS School Volunteer Program provides the opportunity for parents, businesses, and the community to enrich the education of students. OASIS volunteers extend teachers' and staffs' professional skills and assist in the effort to meet the unique needs of each and every student.

As a registered OASIS volunteer, you will join over 17,000 Osceola County residents from all walks of life who willingly share their time and talents in our schools in a variety of ways. Volunteers are a vital part of the educational system in our county, and are indeed making a difference for students. To ensure safe schools for our students, the Osceola School District conducts both local and national criminal history background checks at no cost to the applicant. These background checks help identify individuals with criminal offenses which may disqualify them from serving as an OASIS school volunteer. The application process may take up to three weeks to complete.

Apply to be an OASIS School Volunteer. All school volunteers must renew their volunteer application every school year. If you did not volunteer last school year, you are considered a new volunteer. Follow the link below to complete the appropriate application: https://www.volunteer.schoolcheckin.net/Views/VolunteerLogin.aspx?did=E8F38695-9F3E-4087-9A95-7E581B981CBF&formno=346&userrole=DA or contact Robin Davis, OASIS volunteer specialist at 407-870-4080.


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.