free movies – About Orlando https://aboutorlando.com Insider Tips for Orlando Florida Thu, 07 Nov 2019 20:15:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 Sanford Senior Center https://aboutorlando.com/sanford-senior-center/ Sat, 30 Apr 2016 01:28:13 +0000 https://aboutorlando.com/?p=4592 A great facility in Downtown Sanford with an abundance of activities including water aerobics and a billiards room. The Sanford Senior Center for active 55+.

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Sanford Senior Center in Seminole County offers water aerobics, table tennis and a billiards room in addition to a great selection of activities for seniors and those 55+.  Find Senior Resources @ AboutOrlando.com #AboutOrlando
Sanford Senior Center is located at 401 E. Seminole Blvd., Sanford.
A bustling senior center in Seminole County that is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am until 4:30 pm. Check the Sanford Senior Center website for the updated event calendar or call 407-688-5129 for more information.
Places and Spaces:
One of the largest senior facilities in the Central Florida area, the Sanford Senior Center has an outdoor pool, a Billiards room and many rooms where you will find the abundance of daily and weekly activities taking place.
Invigorating Games:
Try your hand at Table Tennis, games are played twice a week. The Billiards room is open daily and an off-site Pickleball game is a fun way to spend a Wednesday morning. Water Aerobics is a cool way to stay fit when the summer temperatures start to heat up.
Hands On Activities:
Arts and Crafts every Monday and Zentangle Art-Drawing on Tuesday are a fun way to unlock your inner creative side.
Get Fit:
There are plenty of opportunities to get up and get moving, no matter what your fitness level is. Seniorcise is offered three times a week, Yoga on Wednesday and Line Dancing on both Wednesday and Friday mornings. The center also offers a 5 pm Health and Fitness class for those seniors that aren’t available during the day.
Entertainment:
With so many activities going on, the Monday Movies are a great way to sit back and relax during a free afternoon flick.
Bonus:
Located at one of Central Florida’s most picturesque spots on the shores of Lake Monroe near Downtown Sanford with lots of shopping and dining options nearby.

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Maitland Senior Center https://aboutorlando.com/maitland-senior-center/ Wed, 27 Apr 2016 19:04:24 +0000 https://aboutorlando.com/?p=4544 Maitland Senior Center offers classes in French, Italian and Spanish along with a diverse selection of exercise and continuing education opportunities.

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Maitland Senior Center offers classes in French, Italian and Spanish along with a diverse selection of exercise and continuing education opportunities.  Find Senior Resources @ AboutOrlando.com #AboutOrlando
Maitland Senior Center is located at 345 S. Maitland Ave., Maitland.
It is a Senior Center in the heart of Maitland, circled by the Maitland Public Library, Art & History Museums and a quiet park for strolling or relaxing. It is a designated Senior Center with rooms for classes, a kitchen for any meals and a large fellowship hall for large class activities or social activities. There is a computer room with enough computers to serve a number of participants in a class or individual use. Check with the center director for assistance.
The Maitland Senior Center has a pretty active following in many groups. Many have been meeting for a number of years. The Tuesday AM "Current Events" conversation and the Thursday AM "Writer’s Critique" group have been meeting for a decade or more.
Social Connections:
In addition to the Current Events and Writer’s Critique groups, the center also has some more laid-back offerings such as Knit & Crochet, Chess, Bridge (lessons also), and Mahjong (lessons also).
Health and Well Being:
Four days a week you’ll find the well-attended morning Yoga class. A little easier is the chair yoga, offered on Thursdays. Line Dancing and Tia Chi are other morning activities that are sure to get you up and moving.
Continuing Education:
A wide range of classes can be found at the Maitland Senior Center: I Phone / I Pad, Men’s Cooking Class and an Art Class. For the musically inclined both a Beginner and Intermediate Recorder Class are available back-to-back on Friday mornings. Very popular at the center are classes for the languages of French, Italian and Spanish. It is best to call ahead and check on the availability of the classes.
Added Bonus:
Friday Flicks. Every Friday at 1:00 pm the center will show a different (and fairly current) movie. Sign up in advance at the office to reserve your seat.
Getting There:
The Maitland Senior Center is located off of 17-92 in between the I-4 Exits of Lee Road and Maitland Blvd. There is plenty of parking available at the center..
Hours of Operation:
Open Monday through Friday from 9 am until 4 pm. The center is closed on the weekends and major holidays.
Call 407-539-6251 or visit http://www.itsmymaitland.com for further details of programs offered and any charges.

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Services from the Orange County Library System https://aboutorlando.com/services-orange-county-library-system/ Thu, 15 May 2014 20:22:38 +0000 https://aboutorlando.com/?p=1705 7 services from Orlando's Orange County Library System that you may not know about. Find out how you can get the most from your Orlando Public Library.

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5 Things you may not know about the Orange County Library System
Most of us carry a library card in our wallets, but how many of us are aware of all the advantages that come with that card ownership?  Of course we can check out books, movies and even some music CD’s, but when was the last time you wandered through the Orange County Library System (OCLS) website to preview some of the on-line offerings?

If you haven’t signed up for a library card yet here are 7 reasons that you should sign up today!

Melrose Center
Opened in 2014 within the downtown library, this high-tech center provides 26,000-square-feet of dedicated space for technology, innovation and creativity. Open to library patrons, the Melrose Center includes a recording studio and sound booths; a film studio with a green screen; a fabrication lab with 3-D printers. As a center for learning, several large conference rooms are available along with a 12′ x 8′ Interactive Media Wall in the center’s open space. Most of the areas must be reserved in advance and require an hourly charge. If you are interested in learning more about the space or reserving any of the areas, you must attend one of the hour-long orientation sessions.
e-Books
If the mood hits you in the middle of the night to start a new book, no worries. The library’s website is available 24/7. With your library ID card you can go online to access free e-books that are available through programs such as Axis360, Freading or OverDrive. Easily transfer to your PC or e-book reader.
e-Magazines
The library offers a free subscription account with Zinio, the online newsstand. Go to the OCLS site to start the set up process for your free account. After you enter your library card number and pin, you will be directed to the Zinio site where you can set up an account for yourself. Once you have an account, you can immediately start checking out and reading magazines on your computer. Zinio has an app for Android, Blackberry Playbook, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Kindle Fire, Nook HD & HD+, Mac, and PC. Once I ‘checked-out’ several magazines, I installed the app on my IPad. By entering my email and account number, I was able to access the magazines on my IPad that I selected on my computer. BTW, there is no limit to the number of magazines you can check out on Zinio – I now have enough reading for 3 lifetimes!
Movies, Music and More
Visit the library for a large selection of DVD movies, television series and music CD’s that can be checked out. Unfortunately, you can not reserve these and need to pick them up at the library. So to get a popular, current series, you will need to have patience. Another option is to sign up for Hoopla. This on-line service is free for Orange County Library card holders and includes movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, television and comics. Check these items out via your smartphone, tablet or PC.
DIY Learning
The library offers a large selection of technology classes that you can attend at all of the Orange County branches, but did you know that through the OCLS website, you can create a free account Lynda.com? This site is well know in the techie world for offering video tutorials on a variety of software and programming topics. Some of the courses are so popular that large companies have been known to use them for training purposes with their employees. This site normally charges around $20 per month for access – but is free for library card holders!
Used Books for Sale
On the third floor of the library you can find the Friends of the Library Bookstore. Staffed by volunteers, the bookstore is a great fundraiser for the library, raising over $125,000 each year to benefit the library. That’s selling a lot of books at $1.00 for paperbacks and $1.50 for hardcover books! Throughout the year the library book store also holds three annual sales events to promote sales and move out the old to bring in the new. The store’s inventory consists of withdrawn materials from the library along with patron donations. In addition to books, you can also find magazines, maps, records and CD’s. You do not need to have a library card to purchase books. For extra savings, be sure to visit the Spring Book Sale in May.
Don’t have time to go to the Library?
Sign up on-line and a card will be mailed to you! You can still receive many of the library services and never step foot into any one of the library’s 16 branch locations. Once you receive your card, you can use the ID number to sign into the Library’s website.
Not in Orange County? A library card is not required to enter any of the library branches, but is required for most services. For a fee (3 month, 6 month and annual options are available), you can still get a OCLS card and be able to access the many services offered by the library. This same fee is required for Orange County residents living in the City of Maitland and the City of Winter Park.

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