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Asian Spring Rolls

Saturday, May 07, 2016 at Eatonville Branch

Local chef and author Ha Roda will share tips on making the perfect spring roll. The spring roll is similar to the summer roll in that everything is boiled, healthy and fresh. Take part in this interactive program and make your own spring roll! Presented in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Space is limited. Register online at ocls.info or call 407.835.7323. #cuisinecorner #asianheritage

11:00
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Essential Oils 101

Saturday, May 07, 2016 at Alafaya Branch

Have you heard all those discussions on Essential oils & wondered what it is all about? Come learn the basics of essential oils for health, cleaning, regulating moods, and more in this informational beginner's class. Handouts will be provided. Registration is required.

6:00
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Charlas de salud preventiva

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at South Creek Branch

Futura de la medicina es la prevencion, 95% de las enfermedades pueden evitarse si nos educamos.

2:00
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Help Me Grow

Thursday, May 12, 2016 at South Creek Branch

As babies grow, there are certain physical, cognitive and social milestones that serve as indicators of standard development. Delays in milestones can sometimes be an indication of other issues. For parents or caregivers of children that are concerned or have questions about their child's development, The Help Me Grow program at The Heart of Florida United Way, can help identify developmental delays and connect families to local community based services. For more information, visit www.hfuw.org/health/help-me-grow or dial 2-1-1. #modernparenting

6:00
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Essential Oils for Skin and Body Care

Thursday, May 12, 2016 at North Orange Branch

Why Essential Oils? Besides being our largest organ, the skin is more sponge than barrier. Many products contain ingredients that pollute our bodies and the environment. Essential oils improve skin issues safely, without preservatives, chemicals, or harsh ingredients. Essential oils are multipurpose making them very handy to keep in your cabinet. They are powerfully concentrated, so a little goes a long way. Full color handouts will be provided. #healthyliving

10:30
AM

Benefits Of Local Pasture Based Farming And Foods

Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Alafaya Branch

There is a grass-roots movement in the US for local pasture raised farm foods. People are not only interested in organic foods; they want to know where and how their foods are grown and their environmental impact. Local real food activist and educator Steve Moreau will present on all aspects of this revolution. You'll learn how grass-fed animal foods and locally grown produce positively impact the local economy, environment and your health. Come learn how you can be part of the solution. #FarmDay

10:30
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Kidney Smart

Monday, May 16, 2016 at North Orange Branch

1 in 10 U.S. adults has kidney disease. If you have it, you're not alone. Certified educators with Kidney Smart will teach you how your kidneys function, how medications, diet, and nutrition work together to help keep you healthy, and how to manage other related conditions, including diabetes and hypertension.

10:30
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Help Me Grow

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at West Oaks Branch

As babies grow, there are certain physical, cognitive and social milestones that serve as indicators of standard development. Delays in milestones can sometimes be an indication of other issues. For parents or caregivers of children that are concerned or have questions about their child's development, The Help Me Grow program at The Heart of Florida United Way, can help identify developmental delays and connect families to local community based services. For more information, visit www.hfuw.org/health/help-me-grow or dial 2-1-1. #modernparenting

6:30
PM

Asian Spring Rolls

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at Edgewater Branch

Local chef and author Ha Roda will share tips on making the perfect spring roll. The spring roll is similar to the summer roll in that everything is boiled, healthy and fresh. Take part in this interactive program and make your own spring roll! Presented in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Space is limited. Register online at ocls.info or call 407.835.7323. #cuisinecorner #asianheritage

3:30
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Help Me Grow

Monday, May 23, 2016 at Alafaya Branch

As babies grow, there are certain physical, cognitive and social milestones that serve as indicators of standard development. Delays in milestones can sometimes be an indication of other issues. For parents or caregivers of children that are concerned or have questions about their child's development, The Help Me Grow program at The Heart of Florida United Way, can help identify developmental delays and connect families to local community based services. For more information, visit www.hfuw.org/health/help-me-grow or dial 2-1-1. #modernparenting

6:15
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Cuisine Corner: Optimal Health With Fermented Foods

Monday, May 23, 2016 at Orlando Public Library

Fermented foods are the powerhouse of not only nutrition but the optimal way to nurture and maintain the health of your gut bacteria. Learn to make yogurt, kombucha, kefir, and sauerkraut. Try all the dishes and drinks demonstrated, ask questions and eat seasonal snacks, which will include a variety of naturally fermented foods. Presented by Steve Moreau, Acupuncturist and teacher at the Florida College of Integrative Medicine. Space is limited. Register online at ocls.info or call 407.835.7323. #cuisinecorner

6:30
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Cooking with the Family

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at South Creek Branch

Yamira Lee Johnson, Head Chef and founder of Breaking Bread with Mira, will make an easy recipe that can you can fit into your family's busy schedule by preparing ahead of time. Yamira will share tips on how to involve the family in the planning and making this delicious meal. To learn more about Yamira Lee, please visit bbwmira.com. Space is limited. Register online at ocls.info or please call 407.835.7323. #healthyliving, #parents #modernparenting

12:00
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Cuisine Corner Express

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at Orlando Public Library

Have the brown bag blues? Join us every month for a Cuisine Corner express recipe. Library staff show you how to escape the lunch time rut with quick healthy eats. #cuisinecorner

6:30
PM

Asian Spring Rolls

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at Winter Garden Branch

Local chef and author Ha Roda will share tips on making the perfect spring roll. The spring roll is similar to the summer roll in that everything is boiled, healthy and fresh. Take part in this interactive program and make your own spring roll! Presented in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Space is limited. Register online at ocls.info or call 407.835.7323. #cuisinecorner #asianheritage

10:15
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Tai Chi for Health

Wednesday, June 08, 2016 at Southwest Branch

Introduction to basic energy exercises (Qigong) and Tai Chi principles of movement. Learn about the many health benefits of Tai Chi including a healthy body, strong heart, and sharp mind. Facilitated by Jon Malone, Registered Yoga Teacher, Master Martial Art Instructor, and Tai Chi Sifu. Jon currently teaches Tai Chi at the YogaMatrix Studio in Dr. Phillip and at Orlando Health UF Health Cancer Center. No prior Tai Chi experience needed. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes allowing for freedom of movement. Registration required. For more information, call 407.835.7323 or email southwest@ocls.info.

11:00
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Choosing Whole Grains

Thursday, June 09, 2016 at South Creek Branch

Learn the importance of eating whole grains as we discuss the health benefits of including whole grain and whole wheat in your diet. This class will teach you to identify whether or not a product is whole grain by learning to read labels. Seats are limited. To register, visit ocls.info or call 407.835.7323. #cuisinecorner #asr16

6:30
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Tai Chi for Health

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at South Creek Branch

Tai Chi for Health is based on the program Tai Chi for arthritis developed by Dr. Paul Lam. Learn about Tai Chi principles, the six core movements and the six extended Sun Style Tai Chi movements. The flowing movements are easy to learn and accessible to people of all ages and physical fitness. Instructor: Chris Orozco

2:30
PM

Help Me Grow

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at South Creek Branch

As babies grow, there are certain physical, cognitive and social milestones that serve as indicators of standard development. Delays in milestones can sometimes be an indication of other issues. For parents or caregivers of children that are concerned or have questions about their child's development, The Help Me Grow program at The Heart of Florida United Way, can help identify developmental delays and connect families to local community based services. For more information, visit www.hfuw.org/health/help-me-grow or dial 2-1-1. #modernparenting

6:30
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Nail Care to Nail Art

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at Orlando Public Library

Are you taking good care of your nails? Join us to learn about what you need to know to keep your fingernails looking their best as we go over the do's and don'ts for healthy nails. We'll also be creating fun designs afterward! Space is limited. Register online at ocls.info or please call 407.835.7323. #asr16

6:00
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Essential Oils for Pregnancy, Birth, & Baby

Thursday, June 23, 2016 at North Orange Branch

Essential Oils provide a safe, gentle and natural alternative to expectant and new moms. Essential oils can provide relief for many of the common issues related to pregnancy and afterward. This class will cover many uses of essential oils during pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and for baby care. Education will focus on the safe oils to use, how to properly dilute the oils, and even oils to avoid. Full color handouts will be provided. #healthyliving #asr


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