Enjoy a night of steampunk, food and music
Steampunk Steps Out at the Boiler Plate Ball at the Orlando Museum of Art May 2 from 6-9 p.m. Got an interest in the surreal fantasy world of the movie "Sucker Punch?" It's a night of steampunk, dieselpunk and clockpunk, with food and music. Visit omart.org for more info.
The Winter Park Breakfast Rotary Club will host its 3rd Annual Central Florida Golf Classic on Friday May 3 at 11:30 a.m. at the Rio Pinar Country Club. All proceeds from the golf tournament will benefit the Rotary Foundation, Pet Rescue by Judy and the Grove Counseling Center. Immediately following the tournament there will be a silent auction, awards ceremony and barbeque. To register please contact Zack at 407-301-6877 or [email protected].
At the May 3 Ladies’ Art Lounge, guests will create beautiful and fun jewelry with artist Marla E using recycled Styrofoam, cardboard and other found objects. Works will be embellished with a variety of materials including tissue paper, mod-podge, acrylic paint, wire wrappings, beads and gems. Paper-based jewelry is durable and water-resistant. It all starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Art and History Museums – Maitland’s Germaine Marvel Building. Visit artandhistory.org or call 407-539-2181 x265 for more information.
As part of its on-going commitment to Central Florida, Fifth Third Bank is once
again spearheading “Summer of Dreams” – a 10-week summer program that
provides two meals a day, activities, supervision and school supplies for
homeless children, as well as financial counseling for their parents. The public-
private partnership launched in 2011 has since served more than 2,200
homeless children in Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties. The launch of this year’s program is at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 3 at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida
411 Mercy Dr., Orlando.
The photography exhibit “Motion to Light” will have a grand opening from 7-11 p.m. May 3 at Snap!, 1427 Alden Rd., Orlando. The night will be filled with exhibits, projections, a light painting photo booth, fire dancing, a DJ, bar, food and a VIP lounge.
The Baldwin Park Merchants Association will host its next First Friday Festival and Art Stroll from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. May 3. It’s free and open to the public.
The Tijuana Flats – Just In Queso Super You! 5k is a fun run/walk to benefit 3 local & worthwhile organizations: Special Olympics Florida, Just In Queso Foundation and OUTFOXCANCER. The 5k will be held on Saturday, May 4 at 7:30 a.m. beginning at Showalter Field in Winter Park. Registration fee is $30, or $20 for students. For more information, please visit http://www.firstgiving.com/flats5k/2013 or contact Sarah at [email protected] 352-727-5107
It’s Derby on Park at the Winter Park Country Club, featuring a live showing of the Kentucky Derby, admission includes food, beer and cocktails from some of Winter Park’s most popular restaurants. Prizes for women’s best hat and men’s best dressed. Visit winterparkannual.com for more information or call 321-396-7790.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Greater Orlando is holding its 9th Annual NAMI Walk at Lake Lily, Maitland to stomp out stigma surrounding mental illness. All funds collected will be used to fund NAMI's free support groups, education classes, and advocacy for those living with mental illness and their loved ones. Registration is at 8 a.m. and the walk takes off at 9 a.m. May 4. Visit namiwalks.org/greaterorlando for more information.
The Greater Orlando Doll Club’s annual show and sale will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 4 at the Maitland Civic Center, 641 S. Maitland Ave. It’s one of the biggest shows in years, with more than 100 booths. Call 407-678-5678 for more information.
Another year of extraordinary adventures, daring deeds, and super heroes (and villains), marks the comic book industry’s leading outreach event: Free Comic Book Day! The stores in the Central Florida-based Coliseum of Comics chain are a few of the thousands of comic book shops around the world celebrating the comic book art form on Saturday, May 4. Visit freecomicbookday.com or coliseumofcomics.com for more information.
The Jewish Community Center in Maitland’s Camp J Pool Party Kickoff gets going at 4:30 p.m. May 4. Come kick off pool season while parents can enjoy a night out until 9:30 p.m. Call 407-645-5933 for more information.
The College Park Neighborhood Association (CPNA) will bring back the Homes Tour on Saturday, May 4 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. only this year with a twist. The 2013 Tour is a walking tour that features the beautiful and historic homes around the South Lake Adair area. Come enjoy the beauty of this very special neighborhood. There are several homes you will be able to enter and admire as well as so many to enjoy from the sidewalk. Visit collegeparkorlando.org or call 407-928-8620 for more information.
Elizabeth Levensohn’s exhibit “Gothic Folk” debuts from 8 p.m. to midnight May 4 at Stardust Video and Coffee, 1842 E. Winter Park Rd., Orlando. Both the book and the paintings will be on display and available for sale throughout the month of May at Stardust. Half of the book's profits will be donated to benefit Harbor House of Central Florida. Live music will be performed by Madeline Pots, Andy Matchett, The Little Sadies, Jami Cheshire, Wortzinol, Mason Jars, Russell Kramer and
Dave & Christi.
Billy Brown Day for Maitland resident Billy Brown will help raise money for expenses fighting Leukemia. It’s from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. May 5 at Dexter’s in Lake Mary at Colonial Town Park just west of I4 on State Road 46A. Mention Billy’s Battle to your server and a generous portion of your bill will be donated toward Billy’s medical expenses.
The Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra's 56th Concert Season will end with a final performance at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 5 with a four-orchestra concert at the historic Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre in Downtown Orlando.
Buy your tickets at redchairproject.tix.com, or call 407.999.7800.
Trinity Prep Aquatics is hosting a family fun run/walk 5K on May 5. The event will take place on the campus of Trinity Prep School, 5700 Trinity Prep Lane, Winter Park. The event will begin at 8 a.m. and conclude by 10 a.m. To register, please visit www.tpaswim.org or call 321-282-2579.
The Central Florida Watercolor Society (CFWS) will hold its final meeting, before the summer break, on Sunday, May 5 at 1:30 p.m. at the Maitland Art and History Museums, 231 W. Packwood Avenue, Maitland. Meetings resume in September. Our May meeting will feature an on site Plein Air demo by our president, Cindy Sturla. Additionally, we will have our election of officers as well as the Ice Cream Social.
In recognition of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Reflections Dermatology’s Dr. Dimitri Palceski will be teaming up with the Winter Park YMCA to perform free skin cancer screenings on Melanoma Monday, May 6 from 8:30 a.m.-noon at the Winter Park YMCA. Call 407-895-8818 for more information.
Artisans on fifth, a non-profit, co-operative art gallery in downtown Mount Dora, will feature the works of two central Florida artists throughout the month of May: Diane Brooks and Sandra Salem. The opening reception will coincide with Mount Dora’s monthly Gallery Walk, scheduled for Friday, May 10th, from 5 to 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. It’s located at 134 E. Fifth Avenue in Mount Dora. Visit artisansonfifth.com for more information.
Join us in The Polasek Gardens for Meditation & Stretching. Mondays - May 6, 13 and 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 pm. Experience the connection between your body and your spirit in these 60-minute guided meditation & stretching sessions led by mental health counselor and fitness instructor, Teri Reuter. Cost: Museum Members: $8 per session; Non Members: $10 per session. Register online at polasek.org or call 407-647-6294.
“From Start To Finish: The Florida Sculptors Guild Exhibition” runs from May 7 - July 21 at the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens. Selected artists are Amy Wieck, Anthony Deal, Bill Oatway, Brian Owens, Carolyn Chace, Cheryl Bogdanowitsch, Daryl Golden, David L. Cumbie, Dean S. Warren, Geoffry Sprague, Henry Sinn, Iwona Lys-Dobradin, Jack Hill, James M. Bojarzuk, Jene Omens, Linda Brant, Lynn Brenner-Katz, Mike Moffitt, Mindy Colton, Peter Forster, Sue Adabody, Susan Carter, Woody Igou, Dawn Rosendahl, Marla E, Roneld Lores, Denisse Berlingeri, Byron Walker, and Richard Munster.
From 4-6 p.m. May 7, Heal Your Life, Save the World: Part II will be presented by Matilde Mesavage, Ph.D. In the second part of this series, we will discuss food safety, our health and the FDA, osteoporosis and calcium intake, factory farms, eating animals, the root of environmental degradation, the transformation of consciousness, and a new way of life. It’s all at Rollins College.
The Central Florida Anthropological Society’s May Lecture "A forgotten community: Archaeology of old St. Joseph, Gulf County, Florida" by Christopher Hunt is from 7-9 p.m. May 9 at Leu Gardens.
Popcorn Flicks in Central Park continues with “Space Jam” at 8 p.m. in Winter Park. It’s free, and so is the popcorn courtesy of the Enzian Theater.
On Thursday, May 9 at 5:30 pm, acclaimed author and documentary filmmaker Bill Belleville will speak on "The Other Historic Preservation: Salvaging Florida's Natural Heritage." Belleville is particularly well-known for his documentary "In Marjorie's Wake" which retraced author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings' famed 1933 trip exploring the St. John's River.
Winter Park High School and the Sound of the Wildcats Band Booster Board are pleased to announce the spring concert schedule. Concerts are held in the Anne Derflinger Auditorium at Winter Park High School, 2100 Summerfield Road, Winter Park and the community is invited to come hear these award winning young musicians. The first concert, Night of Percussion, starts at 7 p.m. May 10. For more information visit tinyurl.com/Soundofthewildcats
Workforce Central Florida will link veterans with employers at the inaugural Paychecks 4 Patriots Hiring Fair. Veterans, retired military and their spouses are invited to attend from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 10 at the National Guard Armory, 2809 S. Ferncreek Drive, Orlando. Nationally, about 22 percent, or one in five veterans, were unemployed in 2011, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics. Employers interested in attending can register for the event at no cost by going to www.WorkforceCentralFlorida.com/hiringevents.
The A&H Associates, volunteer corps of the Art & History Museums – Maitland (A&H), in partnership with Performing Arts of Maitland, proudly present the first concert in the 2013 Summer Concert Series at 7 p.m. May 10 in the A&H’s beautiful Main Garden, located at 231 W. Packwood Avenue, Maitland. The series kicks-off with by popular Central Florida band The Hindu Cowboys, whose sound has been described as “rich with folk, traditional string band and organic corn-fed roots music all topped off with retro-country gravy.” Vist artandhistory.org for more information.
AAUW Orlando/Winter Park Branch will feature bountiful breakfast buffet followed by Dr. Linda Walters, PhD, Director of ”STEM” Program at UCF, speaking on “Women and our environment.” Saturday, May 11, 9 a.m. Place: First Congregational Church, 225 S. Interlachen Ave., Winter Park: cost: $15. To make reservation contact Barbara Buchele, 407-369-4826 or [email protected] by May 8.
A Gift for Teaching and A1 Assets are teaming up to host an electronics recycling drive to benefit local students in-need. The event will be held on Saturday, May 11 from 8:00 a.m. – 1 p.m. at A Gift For Teaching, located at 6501 Magic Way, Building 400C in Orlando (near the intersection of John Young Parkway and Oak Ridge Road).
The Science of Wine returns to the Orlando Science Center. Drink wine and learn about it, too with the help of Akerman, Southern Wine and Spirits, Tim’s Wine Market and Constellation Academy of Wine’s Luis Torres. More than 100 fine wines will be featured from 7-10 p.m. May 11. Visit osc.org/wine or call 407-514-2000 for more information.
The Center for Independent Living will offer a free six-week FUNctional Independence Training (F.I.T.) course that will teach participants how to prevent falls and maintain independence through exercise and creating a safe home environment. Classes run April 30 through June 18 at 720 N. Denning Drive, Winter Park. To register, contact Don Pirozzoli at 407-623-1070 ext. 135 or [email protected]
The Art & History Museums – Maitland (A&H) presents an exhibition of works from the permanent collection, titled Director’s Choice. The exhibition opens on April 26 and continues through May 19 in Gallery 4 of the A&H’s Maitland Art Center Galleries, 231 W. Packwood Avenue, Maitland. Visit artandhistory.org for more information or call 407-539-2181.
Winter Park’s annual Spring Cleanup provides an extra “bonus” pickup day so that residents can dispose of old furniture, broken appliances and other bulky items. To take advantage of this convenient service, residents must place their items curbside after 5 p.m. on the evening prior to their second regularly scheduled pickup day. North of Fairbanks/Aloma Avenues is the week of April 29. South of those roads is the week of May 6. PLEASE NOTE: Hazardous waste, electronics and yard waste are NOT included in the Spring Cleanup.
Pink Oranges – a company formed by the management team behind Winter Park’s own tugboat & the bird, a children’s store, will “pop up” at the Blue Door Denim Shoppe located at 316 North Park Avenue from Wednesday, May 1 through Saturday, May 4 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
“Equines and Canines” will show at the Maitland Public Library through the end of May. The portraits are drawn in pastel by mother Jo Huggins and daughter Lisa Flowers. The College Park horse enthusiasts are both self-taught artists. Visit equineartbylisa.com for more information or call Veronia Dailey at 407-647-7700.
The Orlando Cabaret Festival runs from April 25 – May 12, 2013 at Mad Cow Theatre, 54 West Church Street (Second Floor) in Downtown Orlando. Tickets can be purchased through the Mad Cow Box Office at 407.297.8788 or on-line at orlandocabaret.com.
Through May 11 the Winter Park Playhouse, located at 711 N. Orange Ave., will conclude its 10th Anniversary Series with the Broadway musical “The All Night Strut.” The musical will feature jazz, blues and standard hits by Duke Ellington, Hoagy Carmichael, Frank Loesser, Johnny Mercer, Cab Calloway and the Gershwins. Call Lisa Melillo at 407-645-0145 or email [email protected] for more information on this event.
Here are a couple weekly events happening at the Maitland Public Library, located at 501 S. Maitland Ave:
Preschool Stories are every Tuesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
The Scenic Maitland Walk takes place every Thursday at 6:30 a.m. Baby Time is every Thursday from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
The Maitland Public Library has brought back LEGOS Engineers, which will be from 4-5 p.m. every Monday through August 5. There will be first level and second level classes for grades 3 and up.