From: Ranwa Nin El-khoury
Sent: Thursday, August 27, 2009 4:18 PM
To: Ranwa Nin El-khoury
Subject: September E-News from the City of Altamonte Springs- Special Community Services

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City of Altamonte Springs & Advisory Board for the Disabled, Inc.



Contact Information

Activities Coordinator:
Ranwa Nin El-khoury
W: 407-571-8814
C: 321-463-0675
F: 407-571-8809


Mail To:
  225 Newburyport Avenue Altamonte Springs Fl, 32701

Office Location:
Eastmonte Park
830 Magnolia Drive
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701

Activity Locations:
Eastmonte Park
830 Magnolia Drive
Altamonte Springs, Fl 32701

Westmonte Park
624 Bills Lane
Altamonte Springs, Fl 32714

AMF Altamonte Lanes
280 Douglas Avenue
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714



Friday, September 11 - RED WHITE & BLUE

Themed dances are held one Friday per month from 7-9pm at Eastmonte Park . Refreshments are provided.

Cost has increased to $2 per participant and $1 per companion/family member/guest.

Prizes awarded for dance contest winners, costume contest winners & birthdays! If you have a group home or a large party, please call in advance and we will reserve your group a table(s).





"Saturday Time Out for Parents" 

STOP Trips (Saturday Time Out for Parents) take place one Saturday a month and are socially, physically and educationally beneficial field trips. Cost: $3 per person with lunch provided. *Feel free to send souvenir money for trips*


To Sign Up: 

You must RSVP on the designated day by phone or email. Reservations are taken in the order received. Space is limited.

Next Trip: 

Orange County History Center

September 12 from 9am-4pm

RSVP on September 4 by phone or email 

Drop off and Pick Up at Eastmonte Park
(We ask that RSVPs begin on that day to ensure an equal chance for all participants)




Come One, Come All & Bring Your Appetite!  

To benefit the Advisory Board for the Disabled, Inc.
Friday, September 18 from 5-8pm at Eastmonte Park
Cost: $7.50 for adults and $5.50 for children





Every Monday Excluding Holidays

Practice is held every Monday, excluding holidays, at the Altamonte AMF Lanes from 3-5pm. Cost is $1.75/game. Scores are recorded throughout the year and trophies are awarded at the Banquet with participant's high score.

This months dates:
Monday, September 14, 21, 28

No Bowling on Monday, September 7, Labor Day


Good Luck to those athletes competing in Special Olympics Area Games on Saturday, September 19, 2009 in Brevard County




Next Practice: September 16 & 23TM

Our Special Needs Belly Dancers & family members meet the 4th Wednesday of each month to exercise & prepare for performances at Westmonte Park from 6:30-7:30pm. Cost: $1.00/person.



Upcoming Recital:

Friday, October 16, 2009. Click Here for more info.




Begins on September 13, 2009

The Central Florida Chapter of USA Dance will be teaching a 12-week workshop on Sundays from 1:30-2:30pm at Lake Brantley South (Gymnasium across the street from LBHS).


Registration is currently full, but a waiting list has been started.


Family & Friends Showcase: Sunday, December 13





Westmonte Park from 7-8:30pm

"Thursday Night Outs" are held on Thursday evenings, excluding the 1st Thursday of the month. They are designed to allow participants to get together and just have some fun! Events are held at Westmonte Park from 7-8:30pm. Cost: $1.00 with refreshments. Please Click Here for Schedule.

Sept. 10: Crafts & Games - Canceled
Sept 17: Karaoke Night with DJ Franckie
Sept 24: Cooking Class with Ranger Mike - Appetizers




Space is limited

Registration for previous team members (from Season 4) will be held on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009 at Lake Brantley South from 3:30-5pm. (Previous members are athletes who were on the squad last year only)


Registration for new team members will be held on Sunday, October 4, 2009 at Lake Brantley South from 4-5pm.  

Practices will begin on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009 until April of 2010. Athletes range in ages and are divided into 3 different performance squads. Each group prepares for local competitions, performances, parades, and other community events. Please contact Nin for more info.


Altamonte Sparklers Head Coach - Ranwa Nin El-khoury at 407-571-8814 or





Play Your Way was developed by Physical Therapy students from the University of Central Florida to provide FREE  opportunities for children ages 5-12 with special needs to participate in fitness activities while interacting with others in the community. "Play Dates" will be held at Westmonte Park from 9-11am.


Sign up at:
Play Dates: Saturday, September 26, October 24, December 19





bongofranFran Carrozza will be celebrating her birthday on Saturday, September 19, 2009. Many participants know her from our camps, dances, STOP Trips, or as Bongo the Clown.


Fran is the coordinator of the Senior Programs for the City of Altamonte Springs and a joy to work with. Happy Birthday Fran!









Ranwa Nin El-khoury   
Special Needs Activities Coordinator
City of Altamonte Springs
225 Newburyport Avenue
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701

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