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Special Needs Activity Program
The Special Needs Activity Program is held at the Memorial Building. This program is specifically designed for those ages 15 and up who are mentally and physically challenged. Pack a snack and enjoy the fun, games, craft time, and movies. Participants must be accompanied by a companion. Classes are held the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Wednesdays of each month from 2pm-4pm. Cost is $5/class or $12/month. Pre-Registration and Payment is required. For more information or to register please contact the Memorial Building @ 407-971-5591.Source:www.cityofoviedo.net
Ballroom Dance Class
The Memorial Building is now offering Ballroom Dance Classes.The Adult Ballroom Dance classes will include: Foxtrot, Swing, Cha-cha, American Tango, Waltz and More!The class is offered for adults, 18 and over. Casual Dress is required. Men should wear dress shoes, and women should wear flats or high heels that will stay on your feet properly. For more information and upcoming schedule please contact Be Center Stage, 407-365-0575, or email@example.com. Source:www.cityofoviedo.net
Formally incorporated as a City in 1925 with a population of 800, Oviedo has roots that date back to just after the Civil War in 1865 when homesteaders came to the area along the shores of Lake Jesup to begin new lives. Prior to the arrival of these adventurous souls, including former slaves, and immigrants from Europe, primarily Sweden, the area that is now Oviedo was populated by the Timucua, a clan of native Americans who were a part of the Seminole tribe. No evidence of the early Timucuan settlements remains today; their hunting grounds and villages disappeared just prior to the establishment of the Lake Jesup Community, which decades later gave way to modern housing developments, shopping centers, parks, recreation facilities, conservation areas and interstate roadways that can take travelers across the state.Early settlers to the area relished the fertile land. They grew crops of celery and citrus and traveled to Orlando and Sanford to sell their produce. Orlando was reached via a wagon-wheel rutted road, but the primary means of travel from the area were steam ships like the Volusia or the Hattie Baker and small boats, which docked at Solarys Wharf and Mitchell dock. Mail arrived in the area via riverboat twice a week and soon a post office was established. Andrew Aulin, a Swedish immigrant who spoke four languages and loved to read, was appointed postmaster. He was asked to name the new post office. On March 13, 1879 the name Lake Jesup Community faded into history as Aulin chose the name Oviedo, pronounced O-vee-a-dough in those days, to be the name of the post office and soon the surrounding town. Aulin liked the idea of giving the post office a Spanish name to go along with the Spanish heritage of the state of Florida. The original Oviedo is a city in northern Spain established in the 8th century and known for its architecture, a magnificent ancient cathedral and its dedication to higher education through the University of Oviedo. Today we pronounce Oviedo differently, O-vee-dough, but the Citys link to Oviedo, Spain still exists. The two cities have established an informal sister city relationship that promises to be mutually beneficial to both communities.Oviedo in 2007 only vaguely resembles Oviedo of 1925. Citrus and celery are no longer produced here in large quantities, but are still found in many backyard gardens. Source:www.cityofoviedo.net
Taste of Oviedo - Celebration of Spring
March 8, 2014 at 10:00 AMOviedo MallStreet festival including local area restaurants, businesses, arts & crafts, plus local and national entertainment.
Aikido is the martial way designed to accomplish the maximum result with the minimum of effort. Students will learn to work from natural movements with a mind - body movements. This makes Aikido a great activity for both men and women.Contact Steven Brindle at (407) 786 - 1115, (407) 920 - 2894, or firstname.lastname@example.orgSource:www.cityofoviedo.net
Black Hammock Adventures
Come and take an airboat ride with Black Hammock Adventures on beautiful Lake Jesup. The airboats take off from 2316 Black Hammock Fish Camp Road. Fly like the wind at speeds of up to 45 miles per hour across the water viewing Florida's wildlife. Feel the excitement of seeing birds, turtles and the Florida alligator in their own natural habitats. We have 3 airboats available, including a 22 seater, and you don't need a reservation.Climb aboard our state-of-the-art airboats, built for a comfortable and safe Florida airboat ride, promising you a truly fun and educational wildlife experience. We provide Ear Protection during our rides. Please remember to bring adequate Sun Screen, Sun Glasses, and jackets for the ride. We recommend wearing tennis shoes or flat heeled shoes on the airboat and don't forget your camera! For more information call 407-365-1244 or go to www.theblackhammock.com.
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