SCSCCI offers opportunities throughout the year to promote social, educational, cultural, and recreational activites. 

Cabaret Night in the "Cloud" 

The Osceola Community Orchestra is always a special treat. Thank you to all of the performers who made the April 28th Cabaret Night a huge success. 

Another season, another reason to be a part of  OCO.   Are you a musician? 

Contact: Cathy Lewis at 407-361-2859 osceolaorchestra@gmail.com 

Scroll down to get an overview of our clubs and activities this season and past. 

Our 20th Anniversary

Congratulations to the SCSCCI Leadership. We had a wonderful afternoon of fellowship, food and fun!  Thank you John, Audrey, Betsy and Tom!

Friday Night Music 

Friday Night Musicians provided the sound track for a festive get-together.
Friday Night Music: Friday from 6:30- 9:00 PM in Magnolia Room (except 2nd Fri of each month). 

Contact: Tom Barrow at @407-957- 5309 



Our Clubs

Each SCSCCI club provided a table to show their mission and expertise. Go Community Crafters!!
Community Crafters: Wednesday from 1-4:00 PM in Cypress Room. Learn to knit, crochet, or bring your craft. 

Contact: Donna Dalelio @407-288-3069 



What makes us special?

We all have a passion. The St Cloud Garden Club is committed to creating green spaces. 

Check them out!   


St. Cloud Garden Club: 2nd Saturday (Oct-May) 11:00AM until 3:00PM in the Cypress Room. 

Contact: Myrna Lee @717-951-9436 

Line Dancing has been known to have the following side effects: 

  • new friends;
  • lots of smiles; and
  • a healthier lifestyle. 


Want proof? 


A 21-year study of senior citizens, 75 and older, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that the only physical activity to offer protection against cognitive loss was frequent dancing.

WHY? Dancing simultaneously involves movement, remembering, thinking and and emotional processes. In other words it is the whole mind, body and spirit connection.

THE ALZHEIMER'S PROJECT JOURNAL


If every time you take one step forward, you take two steps backward...don't be discouraged you just learned how to line dance. 

For more information call John Dutt at 407-744-1700

Are you already a line dancer? Check out  Step by Step with Gail Line Dance Club: Thursday 5:30–9:00PM in the Magnolia Room. Intermediate and advanced levels lessons followed by open dance, all adult ages welcome. 

Contact: Betsy Bratz 407-460-2640/Gail Smith 407-408-5039 or email: stepbystep.gail@gmail.com 

Let's get physical. 

 

Fun 2B Fit: (MON,WED, FRI) in the Magnolia Room 8:30-9:30AM. 

Contact: Sherry Woods @321-624-7821 

What makes us special?

Our commitment to live music

St. Cloud is blessed with The Osceola Community Orchestra.

They meet from 7- 8:30 PM in the Magnolia Room.
The orchestra welcomes musicians of all ages. Musicians should be able to read music and bring their own instruments.
Contact: Cathy Lewis at 407-361-2859 osceolaorchestra@gmail.com
Stay tuned for:

  March 28, 2023 
Osceola Community Orchestra Concert 
7:00pm to 9:30p 

Cabaret in the Clouds

 

Our committed to our history.

Sons of Union Vets: 1st Saturday of each odd numbered month (e.g Jan, March) from 1–5:00PM. 

Contact: Mike Urell @207-251-1750

Our commitment ot the arts.


 

 

Community Crafters: Wednesday from 1-4:00 PM in Cypress Room. Learn to knit, crochet, or bring your craft. 

Contact: Donna Dalelio @407-288-3069




What makes us special?

We all have a passion. Let's Get Healthy



T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly): Wednesday at 9:00 AM until noon. 

Contact: Theresa Sanders @508-932-4631

We like to move it! Move it! Move it!  

Seniorcize: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 8–9:00 AM. Limited to seniors. Stretching exercises, standing, sitting, or lying on a mat; bring a towel.
Contact Myrna Lee @717-951-9436 

Celebrate your heritage! 


 

Osceola County Sons & Daughters of Italy Chapter #2523: 3rd Tuesday every month from 7-9:00PM in the Cypress Room.
Contact: Bob Cardaci @t 774- 406-7037 

New Year’s Eve Dinner Dance

 

Fellowship and friends, the heart of the SCSCCI mission. 

Never miss an opportunity to dance. 

Year after year we make resolutions to change ourselves. This year, let's make a resolution to be ourselves.

Be so busy loving your life that you have no time for hate, regret or fear.

Thank you to our local talent. Maurice Doyle! 

 Christmas Eve Karaoke 

St Cloud Community Center

 

  

The Karaoke Twins helped celebrate Christmas Eve with the SCSCCI community. 




Osceola Community Orchestra Christmas Concert

December 20th 

St Cloud Community Center

The Osceola Community Orchestra dazzled  us with their annual Christmas Concert 

 “The mood is right, the spirits up. We’re here tonight and that’s enough. Simply having a wonderful Christmas time.”
Wonderful Christmas Time

Looking back on our 2021-2022 Community Center fun.

Scroll down to take a look at all of the fun we had! 

St Patrick's Day "Pub Night" at the Community Center 

Welcome to our 2022 Celebration

First we make the "Pub Baskets." Music, food, and dance...the ingredients to a magical St Patrick's Celebration. 

The Central Florida Irish Step Dancers are always a hit. 

 

May the road rise up to meet you.

May the wind be always at your back. 

Our Man of the hour...Maurice Doyle 

SCSCCI royalty, the fabulous Mrs. Pat Rudd  and friends.

A special night for all, including our door prize winner. Enjoy!

February Highlights: Dances, Music and BBQ 

Mardi Gras Dance February 26th

Good friends, good fun...it must be Saturday Night at the
St Cloud Community Center. 

And We Are Proud to be Americans.... 

The night ends with a tribute to the land and people we love. 

Spotlight Dance

We encourage both ballroom and line dances at our Saturday Night events. 

A sold-out Meet and Greet event! 

Over 100 SCSCI members joined in this celebration of food, fun, and fellowship. 

SCSCCI thanks all of the many volunteers who made this an afternoon to remember. 

Did we mention that we had BBQ! Thank you Jimmy Bear's BBQ. 

In coming together we celebrate the spirit of community. 

 "Community is about doing something together that makes belonging matter." 
 

Not just BBQ... but also a Valentine's Day Celebration.

December News Crafters, Cookies, Carolers and Christmas Cheer...it has been a wonderful month. 

Osceola County Orchestra Christmas Concert & Fair 


 

The SCSCCI Board would like to thank everyone who attended our Osceola Count Orchestra (OCO) Christmas Concert. 

We had a full house! A special thank you to: 

·         Cathy Lewis, OCO President;

·         Brian Edwards, OCO Conductor;

·         All of our crafters;

·         The St Cloud Line Dance volunteers; 

·         And finally Lewis and Massey, P.A. for sponsoring our delicious refreshments. 


The quilt was awarded to SCSCCI member Carlos De La Rose.

Christmas at the Community Center

 

We are grateful for all of the Christmas donations and the volunteers that transformed our Community Center into a a Christmas Wonderland. 

 

Christmas Baking Contest
SCSCCI sends a big thank you to all of our hometown bakers who entered the Christmas Cookie Fundraiser. Best Cookie to Leave for Santa, Most Like My Moms, I’d Buy That, Most Icing, and Most Nostalgic cookies were the zany categories enjoyed by audience members who donated close to $200. The money raised was turned over to the Patchers of Time for their many charity projects. Cookie category winners selected from a selection of Prize Gift Baskets or a $25 gift card. We thank Brenda Barton who generously contributed Tupperware, donated by her daughter, to our “stuffed” gift baskets. 

November News: Who knew we had so much talent!

 


 Patchers of Time Club of the Year 

At the November 7th, St Cloud’s Got Talent, night the SCSCCI Board recognized The Patchers of Time (POT). In 2019, POT donated an incredible quilt to SCSCCI. The quilt was awarded on Monday, October 13th, at the Osceola County Orchestra Christmas Show. The quilt donated to the Executive Board exemplifies POT's spirt of giving. Not only does POT create amazing quilts, they are prolific in their charity work.

•         New handmade blankets for Project Linus, a non-profit organization that provides blankets to children in need.

•         Pillowcases for hospitals! Ryan's Cases for Smiles bring smiles to kids with cancer and other life-changing illnesses and injuries.

•         Libby's Legacy Breast Care Foundation for patients with breast cancer.

•         AND, placemats for Meals on Wheels.

The many quilting and sewing projects that POT take part in make our community a better place for those in need. In addition, when SCSCCI needs help for events, they always step up. Many SCSCCI members can attribute a few extra pounds to the extraordinary desserts they so generously provide for events. Therefore, for all that POT has given to the greater St Cloud Community and for the generous spirit that they have displayed, and their continued support of SCSCCI—

The Executive Board awarded POT the SCSCCI Outstanding Club of the Year. Congratulations! 

St. Cloud’s Got Talent

 On November 7, 2021, SCSCCI help a Talent Show dedicated to showcasing our local artists and highlighting our "club talent." 


We offer a grateful thank you to our talented performers. 

      Vocalist Raymond Sylvain

      Dancers from St Cloud Line Dance and Step by Step Line Dance  with Gail

      St Cloud Bluegrasses: Brian Withrow, Steve Bate, Dave Perry, and Andy Leader

      Pianist Jenny Bate and Violinist Cathy Lewis, and last but not least; 

      The Friday Night Musicians:  Wayne Meyers, Grace, Kline, Tom Barrow, Ferd Winget, and Glen Hannon. 

October Update: The newly refurbished Magnolia Room looks fantastic. 

Shoe Policy 

 The floor is fabulous. Please advise your club members to adhere to the Community Center Shoe Policy. It is posted on the wall. It states that shoes with soft soles, leather or non-marring soles should be worn.  The following is a hint for the dance groups, not a hard and fast policy. If you dance in ordinary street shoes, consider carrying the shoes in rather than wear them off the street. This insures that you don't bring in grit that damages the floor when dancing.


Access to Building 

The front door will be locked until further notice. Initially the COVID Monoclonal Clinic listed the Community Center NOT the Civic Center as its location. To prevent people with COVID from entering the building, the front door will be locked through November.  A large sign has been placed in the front of the building. Please advise your members to use the side door for the Cypress Room and the back door for the Magnolia Room. 

September 2021 Newsletter 

SCSCCI Celebrates Pat Rudd on her 100th  birthday 

 On August 29, 2021, Dorothy Jean “Pat” Rudd was honored on her 100th birthday by her community at the St Cloud Community Center. Family and community members’ celebrated Pat on her special day. The program included a “Roaring 20s” Tribute from the Osceola Community Orchestra and performances by the various music and dance groups of the ST Cloud Senior Citizen Center.  

Pat is an icon in her community. She is active and engaged on many levels throughout St Cloud; including being the 2017 St. Cloud Senior Citizen Center Queen.

Pat has a remarkable story. She was one of the first Navy servicewomen to be deployed to Pearl Harbor after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941. Pat did secretarial work and taught service men to read. Pat has been honored for her World War II service by many organizations. 

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR PERFORMERS 

 

Osceola Community Orchestra performed the Armed Forces Salute, Sea Songs, and Twentiana.

Friday Night musicians performed a medley of music of the “Twenties.” 

The St Cloud Line Dancers performed an original Charleston in full costume. See photos below.