Mayor Demings launches 10th Annual Toy Drive online, expects greater need…

first_imgIN PERSON TAGSDeadlinesdonationsDrive-Thru EventIn PersonLocationsMayor Jerry L. DemingsOnlineOrange County GovernmentOrange County Mayor’s Toy DriveSuggestionsToys Previous articleLocal governments in Florida seek flexibility under DeSantis’ COVID-19 restrictionsNext articleIt’s the Thought that Counts: 10 Kitchen Gift Items for Christmas Holiday Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Photo by Mike Arney on Unsplash Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! Drop off donations in person at the following Orange County locations:Parks & FacilitiesBack to Nature Wildlife RefugeBarnett Park Recreation CenterBear Creek Recreation ComplexBithlo Community ParkCapehart ParkEast Orange District Park Rec CenterFort Gatlin Recreation ComplexGoldenrod Recreation CenterMeadow Woods Recreation CenterRegional History CenterSilver Star Recreation CenterSouth Econ Recreation CenterTibet-Butler PreserveWest Orange Recreation CenterFire StationsStation 31Station 40Station 81Station 83Station 67Station 51 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Donation Deadlines ONLINENew this year, residents may purchase gifts through Roonga, an online shopping platform. This contactless donation option allows donors to purchase items for the Mayor’s Toy Drive from the comfort of their homes. All donations are shipped directly to the County’s Holiday Warehouse.Click here to Shop OnlineTeam DrivesLocal business also have the opportunity to support the Toy Drive! Businesses can set fundraising and purchasing goals by creating a Team Drive through Roonga.More Information (PDF). Online gift shopping and contact-free toy drop-off added this year to allow for safe collectionsFrom the Orange County NewsroomSince its first event in 2011, the Orange County Mayor’s Toy Drive has distributed more than 45,000 toys to children and families in need during the holiday season. In 2019, Orange County employees and the community generously donated more than 4,200 toys.For 2020, the Toy Drive is more important than ever. With many Orange County families affected by the coronavirus, some may need a little extra support to make their holiday joyous and bright – and a single toy donation can do just that!With this in mind, Mayor Demings launched the toy drive with additional participation opportunities to ensure safety during the annual holiday drive.In effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 and safely collect toys, this year Orange County employees and residents have three options: (1) donate online, (2) drop off toys at county-wide collection sites, and (3) participate in a contact-free drive-thru event to donate toys on Monday, November 23, 2020.Suggested ToysEach year, the toy drive invites residents to drop off a new, unwrapped toy or gift for children ages 18 and under. All donations benefit several Orange County youth and family agencies.Toy IdeasBooksBasketballsSoccer ballsModel carsTrucksSporting equipmentCraft kitsJunior board gamesDollsBarbie setsLego setsTonka toysAction figures and setsSkateboardsHelmetsTea setsResidents are encouraged to purchase a new, unwrapped toy and either drop-off in person or make an online donation. It is recommended that add-on items be included with some toys, e.g. batteries with electronic toys, or crayons with a coloring book. Gift cards, direct cash and plush toys cannot be accepted.Two Ways To Give You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Online shopping donations will be accepted until Monday, December 7, 2020    In-person donations will be accepted until Monday, December 14, 2020Shop, Drop and Make a Difference Drive-Thru EventStuff, Knightro, Shades, Kingston and Scooter will join forces with Mayor Demings to collect toys, while local heroes from Orange County Fire Rescue will ‘show and tell’ emergency response vehicles. This drive-thru event will take place Monday, November 23, 2020, from10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the following locations:Silver Star Recreation Center: 2801 North Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando, FL 32818Downey Park: 10107 Flowers Avenue, Orlando, FL 32825(Contactless Donation Drive-Thru Event to occur simultaneously) Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 last_img read more

Garry Marshall Will Helm Billy & Ray Off-Broadway

first_img Marshall directed the play’s acclaimed world premiere in the spring of 2013 at the Falcon Theatre in Burbank, California. Bencivenga is a writer and director of theater and film. His full length plays include Single Bullet Theory, Couplets, Summer on Fire and Bad Hearts. Billy & Ray The comedy charts the birth of the film noir genre and follows literary odd couple writer-director Billy Wilder and novelist Raymond Chandler as they contentiously collaborate to adapt Double Indemnity for the silver screen. Set in 1940’s Hollywood, Billy & Ray is the true story of how two brilliant and thorny artists battled the Hollywood censors and each other to create a groundbreaking movie classic. View Comments As previously announced, in the winter of 2015, Vineyard Theatre will produce the world-premiere musical Brooklynite helmed by Tony-winning director Michael Mayer and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ Gloria.center_img Renowned director/writer/producer Garry Marshall (Pretty Woman, Beaches) will direct the New York debut of Mike Bencivenga’s Billy & Ray off-Broadway. Kicking off the 32nd season of the Vineyard Theatre, performances will begin on October 2 with opening night scheduled for October 20 at The Vineyard. Casting and further creative team will be announced later. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Nov. 23, 2014last_img read more

Pesticide Workshop.

first_imgThe people whose jobs include applying pesticides have to be trained and certified by the state. And Georgia pesticide applicators will have a training nearby on Feb. 15.Wherever you are, the Satellite Pesticide Workshop 2001 won’t be far away. The workshop is offered at 14 sites: Adel, Americus, Augusta, Blairsville, Brunswick, Carrollton, Columbus, Danielsville, Griffin, Lawrenceville, Swainsboro, Thomasville, Tifton and Waycross.Provided by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the workshop begins at 8:15 a.m. at each site. It ends at 4 p.m.Eminent InstructorsCAES scientists and officials with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Georgia Department of Agriculture will teach the workshop sessions.Commercial applicators will earn 5 hours of recertification credit in any of 14 categories.The workshop fee is $20 if you sign up by Feb. 1. After that, it’s $30. The fee includes drinks and snacks during breaks.To learn more about the workshop, or to sign up, contact the county Extension Service office. Or go to the CAES Entomology Department Web site. Or call them at (706) 542-2816.last_img read more