Calendar of Events

October 2022

October 4 – Breastfeeding Support Group

From 10 – 11 a.m. breastfeeding mothers can get together online to support each other and talk with certified breastfeeding consultants for free. Sponsored by St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital. For more information, please call 855-269-4777 or visit

October 4 – Life After Childbirth

If you are currently pregnant, or have delivered a child within the last year, this in-person support group can help you learn how to handle the challenges and adjustments that come along with having a new baby. Please bring your own diapering supplies, and be prepared to wear a face mask that covers your nose and face throughout your visit. This group will meet from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Mease Countryside Hospital, Entel Education Center Room 1 & 2, 3231 McMullen Booth Rd in Safety Harbor. You can register online by visiting, or call 855-269-4777 for more information.

October 11 – How to Be a Long-Distance Caregiver

This is a Dementia Caregiver Connection Education Program to help empower caregivers of individuals who are affected by dementia or Alzheimer’s disease with the knowledge and skills needed to care for both themselves and their loved ones or patients. This session will take place from 10 – 11:30 a.m. at Center for Health & Wellbeing, located at 2005 Mizell Ave in Winter Park, FL. Please contact Shannon to RSVP at (407) 236-9997 or

October 17 – Stroke Support Group

This group is open to stroke survivors and caregivers. Participants will have to go through a security screening before entry to the building and wear a face mask over their nose and mouth during their visit. Topics for discussion will be determined by the needs of the group. Registration is not required to attend this meeting, which will be held from 4 – 5 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Hospital, Auditorium, 1200 7th Ave N in Saint Petersburg. For more information, please visit or call 855-269-4777.

October 20 – Ribbon Cutting for the Center for Independent Living in Central Florida

This nonprofit will provide programs and services to individuals with disabilities in Central Florida. The ribbon cutting will take place from 4 – 4:30 p.m. at 2025 Crystal Wood Dr, 2nd floor, in Lakeland. If you have any questions, you can reach out to Brittany Pilcher at

October 23 – Let’s Talk Puberty for Boys

St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital is sponsoring this informative session for boys ages 10 to 13 to help them understand the physical and emotional changes of puberty, the male reproductive system, and ways to maintain a healthy body during the first half of the class. The second half will give an overview of the female changes of puberty, female reproductive system, and a discussion of conception and abstinence. This course is $35 and will be held from 1 – 4 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital. For more information, please call 855-269-4777 or visit

October 28 – Breast Cancer Foundation of Central Florida Annual Pink Ribbon Gala 2022

The Breast Cancer Foundation of Central Florida Pink Ribbon Gala presented by the Watson Clinic Foundation is a chance to help support breast cancer patients and their families who are facing situational poverty due to a breast cancer diagnosis while enjoying an evening of cocktails, dinner, dancing, silent and live auctions, and more. Individual tickets are available for $100 each. This event will start at 6 p.m. and be held at Haus 820, located at 820 N Massachusetts Ave in Lakeland. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit

October 29 – Red Ribbon Run and Challenge

InnerAct Alliance and sponsor Publix Supermarkets present this annual Red Ribbon Run around Lake Mirror in Lakeland on Saturday. Students in grades K – 8 are invited to run in timed, grade level heats for the 1K Kids Fun Run, or run/walk with their families in an untimed Family Fun Run. Registration begins at 7 a.m. at Lake Mirror Auditorium, 121 S Lake Ave, Lakeland. The Family Fun Run will start at 8:30 a.m. and the timed heats will begin shortly after. Students can register for free at Adults pay $5 for the Family Fun Run.

October 29 – Mr. Central Florida

Mr. Central Florida – the 10th Mission is Central Florida Speech and Hearing Center’s premier fundraiser to benefit individuals who need their services but are unable to pay for them. Gentlemen from the community compete for the title by raising funds – every dollar raised equals one vote. Seating for the in-person event is sold out, but sponsors can still attend the event via Livestream. To meet the contestants and vote for your favorite, please go to

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