Free Admission to the Science Center in Exchange For Your Old Cell Phone
Thanks to Nokia, people can bring their old cell phone for recycling to the Orlando Science Center between August 8 and 16 and receive a free, general admission pass. Just bring an old cell phone from any manufacturer and get free access to all the Science Center’s hands-on exhibits and giant screen films – including the spectacular underwater adventure, Wild Ocean.
Full story here.
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Posted in Alternative Education, Deals Around Town, tagged accessibility, american sign language, Disabilities Act, disability, First Unitarian Church of Orlando, free, FUCO, workshop on August 5, 2009 | Leave a Comment »
Today’s the last day to register! If you are a caregiver for your child, parent, or other loved ones… it helps to be informed!
- To inform people with disabilities as well as the general public on the current status of the Americans with Disabilities Act and other applicable federal, state and local laws
- To teach how those laws are, and can be, applied.
- The Center for Independent Living
- The Office of U.S. Representative Alan Grayson
- The Agency for Persons with Disabilities
- Attorney Bradley Conway
- Vocational Rehabilitation
- The Orange County Disability Advisory Board
- The National Alliance on Mental Illness
Cost and Registration:
The Disability and the Law Workshop is free to all registered participants. This includes all sessions, lunch, and workshop materials.
Space for the Workshop is limited. Call (407) 234-2481 to register. Attendees must register by Thursday, August 6.
For further questions contact Susan Anastasio or Tom Cook, co-chairs of the workshop at SocialJustice@orlandouu.org
- Facilities are accessible.
- American Sign Language interpreting provided.
Here’s another free sticker offer and some other tidbits from American Farmland Trust:
Put it on your car or bulletin board at work. Or distribute them at your local farmers market or county fair. When you display your No Farms No Food bumper sticker, you’re helping raise awareness about the importance of our farms and ranches and the delicious, fresh foods they produce.
You can get your free No Farms No Food sticker here.
My son for the past year and a half has called himself a professional hugger. Whenever he meets someone new or an old friend, the first thing he does is give them a big hug and tells them he is a professional hugger. He even asked to have business cards made up to hand out to remind people to hug. When asked what he wants to be when he grows up, he says “Professional Hugger!” Seeing what the power his hugs have is amazing. When the manager of a local bagel place we go to once a week is having a bad morning, his hug – a simple thing – can turn her day around because it is given from his heart. So, it was to my surprise when I saw a gentleman in NY a few weeks ago wearing a shirt that said “Free Hugs” on the front and “Sometimes all you need is just a hug!” on the back! What?!? Is this person a “professinal hugger?” I asked him about it and he told me about the Free Hugs Campaign.
Free hugs actually started out with a the real life controversial story of Juan Mann. Juan came to a point in his life where everything was turned upside-down and nothing made sense. When flying home to Sydney, all he had was a bag full of clothes and a world full of troubles. No one was there to welcome him home, and he didn’t even know if he had a home. While standing at the terminal he watched other passengers getting greeted by loved ones with hugs and smiles. Juan wanted that, someone to smile at him and to acknowlege that he was important by giving him a hug. So, he got a piece of cardboard and wrote on it “Free Hugs.” He was amazed at the transformation powers of a hug and thus “Free Hugs Campaign” was born. His mission: reach out and hug a stranger to brighten up their lives. Pretty much sums up the mission of my son!
Juan has put out a 120-page interactive e-book called “The Illustrated Guide To Free Hugs” – which is free for download! It will inspire you with the story of Juan Mann and how he turned hugs into a worldwide movement. In it, you willl find descriptions, anecdotes and even demonstrations of over 30 diffrent styles of hugs including:
The “Koala” or Side On Hug
The Surprise Hug
At Arms’ Length Hug
The Group Hug
In this day and age, I think that we could all use a hug to remind us that we are human, that we are important, and that, perhaps, everything might just turn out okay! And, if you run into my son, don’t be surprised if he gives you a hug to remind of all those things and more!
Posted in Fun Stuff for Kids, Local "Green" Events, tagged craft, drum circle, earth day, entertainment, festival, FLorida School of Holistic Living, free, Legendary JC's, Mr. Richard, music, organic beer, sustainable, vendors on April 11, 2008 | 3 Comments »
Come and celebrate Central Florida Earth Day on Saturday, April 19, 2008 at the Florida School of Holistic Living from noon until 10:00 pm. They are also planning several area action events throughout Central Florida for Sunday, April 20, 2008. The festival is free and will feature several local musicians, drum circle, organic beer, eco-craft and sustainable vendors, and children activities. Local favorite the Legendary JC’s will headline the entertainment and Mr. Richard will be there for the kids
The action events for Sunday will enable the community to be involved in cleaning up their surroundings. They include plantings, clean ups, habitat restorations, and more.
Since my children have started school, about two or three times a week I put an Honest Kids juice drink in their lunchboxes as a treat. I feel good when I give them this juice drink because it is organic and has less than half the sugar of regular juice pouches. My kids think they taste great! It comes in three flavors: Tropical Tango Punch, Berry Berry Good Lemonade, and Goodness Grapeness. I purchase an 8-pack at SuperTarget for only $3.99. That’s about $0.50 a pouch.
I always recycle the empty carton that the 8 pouches come in, but as I was reading over the back of it, I came across a pleasant surprise! Honest Kids and National Arbor Day Foundation are partnering to provide free trees.
To qualify for a free tree, you send in 5 UPCs from the box carton and $2 (to cover shipping and handling) and you will receive a seedling tree! How cool is that?
My kids are excited about collecting the UPCs so that they can start planting their free trees. Thank goodness we have a large yard!
I just signed up for the FREE spring vegetable garden class at the Orange County Extension Education Center. I took my first class last fall and came away with a lot of useful information, handouts, and a free tomato plant that I won in the raffle! While older children may enjoy it, plan to leave the younger set with a babysitter.
The class will be on February 16, 2008 (Saturday) from 9:00am-11:00am.
You will learn the basics of warm season vegetable gardening including soil preparation, adjusting soil pH, fertilizing, irrigation, pests and diseases. It would be a good idea to bring a notebook and a pen to take notes and hold your handouts together.
You can register online or call (407) 254-9200 for more information.
The Orange County Extension Education Center is located at
Orlando, FL 32812-3604
The class lets out near lunch time, and when you come out of the parking lot, if you turn right and heads towards Conway and Hoffner, you will find Winn Dixie, Publix, Wendy’s, Mcdonald’s, Subway, Starbucks, Hop Bo (Chinese Food), Pizzazz, Planet Smoothie, and other places to pop in for groceries or a quick bite to eat.
Julia and I are already prepping my beds and plan to build her a little 4 x 4 ft bed of her own. Check back for updates on that project!
Need compost but don’t have space to do it yourself? Don’t want to buy it?
Since 1992, yard waste has been collected from Orange County homes and composted. The compost is resembles peat moss, is free of weed seeds and plant pests, and contains some plant nutrients. (PH is around 8.0, so it is alkaline and should not be used with plants needing acidic soil.)
Compost is offered FREE on a first come, first serve basis. Just call ahead to see if they have any available at the pick up locations below. Then head out with your containers, bags, and shovels!
Daily from 8 AM – 5 PM:
Orange County Landfill
12100 Young Pine Road
(407) – 836-6601
Porter Transfer Station
8750 White Road
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays
McLeaod Road Transfer Station
5000 McLeod Road