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FEB. 7

Ding! Bikes of Winter Park will introduce state-of-the-art electric bicycles and tricycles on Thursday, Feb. 7 from 4-8 p.m. in the main building at the Downtown Winter Park Farmer’s Market, located at 200 W. New England Ave. Individuals can take a test-ride of the latest e-bikes from brand-name manufacturers, like Polaris and EG-Bikes, or bring a bike or tricycle to get motorized. This event is free. Those who mention this advertisement will receive a free gift. Contact 407-875-3464 or visit dingbikes.com for more information on this “Electric Bicycle & Tricycle” event.

The Bruce K. Gould Foundation will host the ninth annual Bruce Gould Poker event on Thursday, Feb. 7 from 6-10 p.m. at the Home Builders Association in Maitland, located at 544 Mayo Ave. There will be a dinner at 6 p.m. and the tournament starts at 7 p.m. The Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament will include prizes for players at the final table, including trips and Magic tickets. There will also be casino games, including blackjack. Proceeds of the event will benefit the JCC’s Marvin Friedman Children’s Scholarship Fund. A poker suggested donation will cost $125 and a casino games suggested donation is $50. Call 407-645-5933, extension 259, or visit orlandojcc.org for more information on this event.

For the third year, Fantasy of Flight will sponsor a student-written essay contest honoring the Tuskegee Airmen, the nation’s first African-American military aviators. Students in grades 6-12 are eligible for the contest, themed “They Dared to Fly.” First-place winners in each of the two categories, grade 6-8 and 9-12, will win $500, and two second-place winners will receive $300. Entries will be judged on overall content, including spelling, grammar, legibility and penmanship. The deadline for the contest is 5 p.m. on Feb. 22. Winners will be announced March 8. Additional rules apply. Visit fantasyofflight.com for more information on the contest.

Five writers from around the world will take part in the 2013 Winter With the Writers, A Festival of the Literary Arts at Rollins College. Afternoon master classes and evening readings will take place on the Rollins College campus on four consecutive Thursdays, beginning on Feb. 7. Three-time National Book Award-winner Peter Matthiessen will speak on Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Knowles Memorial Chapel (master class at 4 p.m. at 330 Winter Park Plaza). The events are free to the public. Parking is available in the SunTrust Plaza Parking Garage at no charge. Visit rollins.edu/winterwiththewriters for more information.

The Orange County Retired Educators Association will meet Thursday, Feb. 7, for a potluck luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at College Park United Methodist Church, located at 644 W. Princeton St. in Orlando. Visit ocrea-fl.org or call 407-677-0446 for more information on the potluck. Anyone who has worked in education is invited to join.

SoNapa Grille, located at 640 S. Orange Ave. in Maitland, will sponsor “Charity Wine Tasting” on Thursday, Feb. 7 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. to support local non-profit Project Walk Orlando, which is dedicated to those living with spial cord injury (SCI). The event will include a wine connoisseur presentation, along with appetizers and wine pairing. There will also be live music and raffle prizes. The cost is $25 per person. In addition, 10 percent of any food purchased will be donated. Bar drinks will be half-off until 8:30 p.m. Call Liza Perla-Riedel, Founder and Executive Director of Project Walk Orlando, at 407-571-9974 or visit projectwalkorlando.org for more information on Project Walk Orlando.

As Feb. 7 marks “One Year Out” from the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, U.S. Olympic sponsor Liberty Mutual Insurance has partnered with swimming analyst and three-time Olympic Gold medalist Rowdy Gaines to start this countdown Thursday at Liberty Mutual’s Lake Marry Office, located at 255 Primera Blvd. Gaines will be available for an in-person interview from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Call Sean Flynn at 919-889-1020 or email [email protected] for more information on this event.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s National Chamber Foundation and RecruitMilitary, along with lead sponsor SunTrust, will host “Hiring Our Heroes – Orlando,” a hiring fair for veterans and military spouses, on Feb. 7 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at UCF’s Fairwinds Alumni Center, located at 4000 Central Florida Blvd in Orlando. Interested job seekers can register for free at recruitmilitary.com, though walk-ins are allowed.

FEB. 8

A&H Associates will present Culture & Cocktails on Friday, Feb. 8 from 6-9 p.m. in the Germaine Marvel Building. Guests can enjoy an art show of works by popular artist Victor Bokas and music by Gypsy Bluez, sponsored by Performing Arts of Maitland. In addition, guests can enjoy food from Allan’s Jerk Shack food truck, Literary Readings by Maitland Poets & Writers, and popcorn from The Enzian. Admission to the event is free to A&H members, and $5 for not-yet-members.

The Art & History Museums—Maitland (A&H) will feature the work of artist Anna Tomczak in a new exhibition titled Anna Tomczak: Animalia, from Feb. 8-March 10 in Gallery 4 of the A&H’s Maitland Center Galleries, located at 231 W. Packwood Ave. An opening reception will be held Feb. 8 from 6-9 p.m. The reception will take place in conjunction with Culture & Cocktails, which takes place from 6-9 p.m. in A&H’s Germaine Marvel Building, located across the street. Admission is free for A&H members and $5 for not-yet-members. The $5 admission includes a complimentary drink ticket. Call 407-539-2181 or visit ArtandHistory.org for more information on these events.

In partnership with the Orange County SHINE Program, the Maitland Senior Center , located at 345 Maitland Avenue South will offer free unbiased Medicare counseling on Feb. 8 at 10 a.m. Counseling is first-come first-served, and individuals must bring with them a list of their medications or Rx bottles, insurance card, and red, white and blue Medicare card.

The Morse Museum, located at 445 N. Park Ave. in Winter Park, will have several events on Feb. 8 for visitors to attend. At noon, there will be a free Brown Bag Matinee on “The World’s Greatest Fair: Saint Louis 1904.” The first hour of this film will be shown at the Hugh F. and Jeanette G. McKean Pavilion, located at 161 W. Canton Ave., or just behind the museum. From 5-8 p.m., there will be free, live music with the Beautiful Music Flute and Guitar Duo. At 5:15 p.m. there will be a free guided tour through the galleries. Then at 6 p.m. there is an art demonstration with glass artists Ron Bearer Jr. and Rocio Bearer, where they will demonstrate flameworking techniques; this event is also free and will take place at the Pavilion. There will also be a free Evening Curator Tour of New Tiffany Wing; this event will be available on a first-come first-serve basis to visitors and there are no reservations. Call 407-645-5311 or visit morsemuseum.org for more information.

FEB. 9

Harry P. Leu Gardens will host a Seed Swap on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 9 a.m.-noon. Those who have extra seeds can bring them to the Seed Swap. The event is free. Visit leugardens.org for more information.

To raise money for neurofibromatosis (NF) research, the mayors of Orlando and Belle Isle will join hundreds of others for a fun run through downtown Orlando, decked out in their favorite Valentine-day skivvies, on Feb.9. The first runners will leave at 2:30 p.m., and the run will wind approximately one mile through downtown with a finish at Harry Buffalo’s on Church Street. The Cupid's Undie Run, started in 2010 in Washington, D.C., has grown to 17 cities across the world this year and is expected to raise $1.5 million for the Children's Tumor Foundation.

Call Alan Byrd & Associates at 407-415-8470 or email [email protected] for more information on this event.

The 11th Annual Orlando Folk Festival will take place Saturday, Feb.9 and Sunday, Feb. 10 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at The Sculpture Garden of The Mennello Museum of American Art, located at 900 E. Princeton St. in Orlando. Call 407-426-4278 or visit orlandofolkfestival.wordpress.com for more information.

JCC Maitland, located at 851 N. Maitland Ave., will host Havdalah and Hoops on Saturday, Feb.9 from 6-9 p.m. The event will begin with an ukele-led service, followed by a night filled with food, basketball and games. [email protected] students will be referees for the evening. The event is open to Jewish teens in grades 6-12. Contact Lory or Lauren, or call 407-645-5933 for more information on this event.

The fourth annual Orlando Chili Cook-Off, with people that put on the annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, will host Orlando’s first and only World Chili Eating Challenge on Feb. 9 from noon-6 p.m. at Festival Park Orlando, located at 2911 E. Robinson St. Renowned eater Joey Chestnut will be among the competitors and there are still spots open for Orlando locals to “chow for charity” and compete for the total purse worth $3,500, with the first-prize winner taking home $1,750. Visit orlandochilicookoff.com for more information on this event.

Fused Glass Jewelry Workshops will offer two workshops on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., as well as a tour of the Glass exhibition at the Orlando Museum of Art, located at 2416 N. Mills Ave. in Orlando. The cost is $60 per person or $50 for OMA members. All materials are included. This program requires advance registration, so please call 407-896-4231, extension 262, for more information.

The Maitland Public Library presents its thrid annual Tween/Teen Mardi Gras Dance Party from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9. Visit maitlandpubliclibrary.org

FEB. 10

The Bach Festival Society of Winter Park will feature Quink, a Dutch vocal ensemble known around the world, on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 3 p.m. at the Tiedtke Concert Hall, located at Rollins College on 1000 Holt Ave. in Winter Park. Tickets range from $35 to $50. Call the box office at 407-646-2182 or visit BachFestivalFlorida.org for more information on this event.

Music at the Casa will continue with The Olde Noyse, a musical fixture in the Central Florida area for well over a decade in chamber music settings, both vocal and instrumental, on Feb. 10 from noon-3 p.m. at Casa Feliz, located at 656 N. Park Ave. in Winter Park. Visit oldenoyse.com for more information on this event.

CCH Weddings & Events, Michele Butler Events, and Maureen H. Hall Stationery and Invitations invites brides-to-be, their families and friends to the Winter Park Bridal Stroll, which takes place Feb. 10 at Winter Park’s historic Park Avenue. Nearly 100 of Central Florida’s best known wedding professionals will be in attendance to feature their products and services. Individuals can preorder tickets online at winterparkbridalstroll.com, or email [email protected] with any questions.

The Valentine Concert in Central Park, sponsored by the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, Park Avenue Merchants Association, and Michael Andrew, lead singer of Swingerhead, will take place Feb. 10 from 4-6:30 p.m. at the Central Park Stage, located at 401 S. Park Ave. in Winter Park. The event is free, and guests can enjoy music from Andrew, an Orlando resident, and the Swingerheads. Call 407-644-8281 or visit experienceparkavenue.com for more information on this event.

FEB. 12

The UCF Professional MBA Open House will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 12 from noon-7 p.m. at UCF Valencia West Campus, located at 1800 S. Kirkman Road. Program presentations will be at noon and 6 p.m., or stop by in the afternoon to learn more about the program, its benefits and the admission process. Complimentary refreshments will be provided. RSVP by Feb. 8 to [email protected].

Coffee Time at the Chamber will take place Tuesday, Feb. 12 from 8-9 a.m. at the Maitland Chamber, located at 110 N. Maitland Ave. The event is free for members and $5 for visitors. Call 407-644-0741 for more information on this event.

Business after Hours will take place Tuesday, Feb. 12 from 5:30-7 p.m. at Savannah Court of Maitland, located at 1303 W. Maitland Blvd. Call 407-645-3990 for more information on this event.

Lifelines — Forms and Themes of Art Nouveau, an exhibition of nearly 100 objects from the Morse collection exploring nature, sensuality and metamorphosis with the lively line and organic form of the international art phenomena of 1900, will take place Tuesday, Feb. 12 from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Morse Museum of American Art, located at 445 N. Park Ave. in Winter Park. In addition, The Art of Fountain Pens, a vignette featuring more than a hundred pens of the industry, including Waterman, Sheaffer, Parker and others, will open Feb. 12. Call 407-645-5311 or visit morsemuseum.org for more information on these exhibitions.

FEB. 13

Because The Winter Park Playhouse’s current production, My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra, already has a string of sold-out performances well into February, the theater, located at 711 Orange Ave., Suite C, in Winter Park, has added a matinee performance on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. Call The Winter Park Playhouse box office at 407-645-0145 to reserve tickets. Visit winterparkplayhouse.org for more information.

Winter Park Public Library’s Mystery Book Lovers Club will meet three times in the month of February to discuss British Police. The first meeting will take place Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 3 p.m. in the Mayflower Retirement Community’s Private Dining Room. The second meeting will take place Thursday, Feb. 14 at 12:30 p.m. in the Woman’s Club of Winter Park. The last meeting will take place Thursday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Winter Park Public Library Conference Room. No registration is required.

The city of Winter Park will break on the new Amtrak & Sunrail station, just south of the current Amtrak station, located at 150 W. Morse Blvd., on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 11:30 a.m. The station will include an element of public art, ADA compliant restrooms open to the public during normal SunRail operating hours, and a warm lobby to greet and welcome train visitors to the city. The new 2,400-square-foot building will be relocated just 75 feet south of its existing location, and a grand opening is expected by winter 2013. Attend the groundbreaking event or visit cityofwinterpark.org for more information.

Health Series #7: “Breakthrough Non-Surgical Scoliosis Treatment Breakthrough” will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at the Maitland Public Library, located at 501 S. Maitland Ave. Call Foundation of Wellness Professionals at 407-278-8115 for more information on this free event.

FEB. 14

A Community Partners event will take place at the SoNapa Grille, located at 640 S. Orange Ave., on Thursday, Feb. 14 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Contact the Maitland Chamber of Commerce at 407-644-0741 for more information on this event.

Leu Gardens will play the movie, “The Vow” on Valentine’s Day, Thursday, Feb. 14 at 7:30 p.m. Leu Gardens, located at 1920 N. Forest Ave., will open at 6 p.m. A dinner picnic basket and a blanket or chairs are recommended, and alcohol is permitted at this event. Admission will cost $10 plus tax per couple, or free admission for Leu Garden members, weather permitting. Call 407-246-2620 or visit leugardens.org for more information on this Valentine’s Day event.

FEB. 15

The Bach Festival Society will present its 78th annual Bach Festival from Feb. 15-March 3. Christopher Houlihan, an American organist, will perform works by Camille Saint-Saëns, J.S. Bach, Maurice Ravel and Franz Liszt at Rollins College’s Knowles Memorial Chapel, located at 1000 Holt Ave. in Winter Park. Tickets cost $25. Festival packages, as well as single tickets, are available. For general admission seating, call the box office at 407-646-2182 or visit BachFestivalFlorida.org for more information.

The fourth annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony of the 2012 class for Full Sail University’s Hall of Fame will take place Friday, Feb. 15 at 1 p.m. on Full Sail’s campus in Winter Park, located at 3300 University Blvd. Grammy winners, NFL players and other celebrities are set to attend. The red carpet walk and introduction ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. Visit fullsail.edu for more information on this event.

The inaugural Monte Carlo Night will take place Friday, Feb. 15 from 7-11 p.m. at The University Club of Winter Park, located at 841 N. Park Ave. in Winter Park. There will be butlered hors D’ oeuvres and champagne cocktails, as well as a full-course dinner with wine and after-dinner sweets and cordials. In addition, there will be dancing to music by The Dave Capp Project, game tables, a parade of masks, auction and raffles and more. A black tie and masks are optional. Call 407-644-6149 or visit [email protected] for more information on this event.

The Council of 101 will present its 31st annual Antiques Vintage & Garden Show Friday, Feb. 15 through Sunday, Feb. 17 at the Orlando Museum of Art, located at 2416 N. Mills Ave. in Orlando. The shows will feature highly respected dealers offering an array of fine quality antique furniture, paintings, jewelry, oriental rugs, porcelain and vintage collectibles. Expert home and garden designers will also be in attendance. Show hours are from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Shows will run from noon-5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $10, and special event prices vary. Tickets are available at the door and include admission to current OMA exhibitions. Call 407-896-4231, extension 254, for more information.

The 2013 Love Your Shorts Film Festival will be held Feb. 15-17 at the historic Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center featuring a lineup of 72 short films from 12 countries. Films will be shown in seven categories (comedy, drama, animation, documentary, sci-fi/horror, Florida Flavor, and E for Everyone), plus an opening-night variety of films, and a Best of the Fest competition on closing night. Each block of movies is about 90 minutes. For a schedule, descriptions of films, and to purchase tickets, go to the LoveYourShorts.com website.

FEB. 16

Scribes of Central Florida is hosting its 10th CalligraFaire festival on Feb. 16 and 17 in the Germaine Marvel Building at the Maitland Art Center, located at 210 W. Packwood Ave. The event is free and open to the public to further educate and interest the community in calligraphy. Visit ScribesOfCentralFlorida.com/calligrafaire.htm for more information.

The A&H’s Family Days at the Museum will celebrate Presidents’ Day with a presidential party on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 1 p.m. in A&H’s Maitland Historical Museum, located at 231 Packwood Ave. W. Be sure to wear red, white and blue to the event. Admission to Family Days at the Museum is free with regular museum admission. After the program, guests can explore the A&H campus and museums. Call 407-539-2181 for more information on this event.

Orange County Government/Parks and Recreation Division is joining with the City of Orlando, Orange Audubon Society, and Atkins to present this year’s 13th annual Orlando Wetlands Festival on Saturday, Feb. 16 from 9a.m.-3 p.m., at Fort Christmas Historical Park, located at 1300 Fort Christmas Rd. in Christmas. This free event is an opportunity to celebrate the flora, fauna and wildlife of the Orlando Wetlands Park – a 1,650-acre wetland oasis located on Wheeler Road in Christmas. Visit orangecountyparks.net for more information.

The House of Hope Run Around the Pines 5K presented by Florida Hospital will take place Saturday, Feb. 16 at Showalter Field in Winter Park, located at 2525 Cady Way. There will be a 3.1 mile run and walk at 7:30 a.m., followed by a kids’ run at 8:45 a.m. Registration is required. House of Hope is the beneficiary of this event. Visit houseofhope.com for more information on this event.

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in partnership with UCF will host “Shall We Dance: A Sense and Sensibility Dance Party,” featuring the popular tunes of the late 1700s, on Saturday, Feb. 16 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the John & Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center, located at 812 E. Rollins St. in Orlando. Visit orlandoshakes.org for more information on this event.

The third annual Ty Lewis Cancer Foundation Unite for Life Challenge Walk will be Saturday, Feb. 16 at 9:30 a.m. around Lake Baldwin. The event benefits the Ty Lewis Cancer Foundation, which aims to help those who have a family member that has been diagnosed with, or lost the fight to cancer. The TLCF raises funds in support of families for household items, medications, financial support and scholarship funds for children. Registration for the event begins at 9:30 a.m., and the walk begins at 10 a.m. There will also be an event raffle. Visit thetylewiscancerfoundation.weebly.com for more information on this event.

FEB. 17

The Orlando Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota is having its annual Scholarship Fundraising Concert on Sunday, Feb. 17th at 2 p.m. at Tiedtke Concert Hall. “A Celebration of American Composers” will include over 75 minutes of chamber music, art songs, folk songs, and much more. The performance will feature Rollins College Department of Music Faculty, along with previous scholarship winners. All donations collected at the concert will be used to provide scholarships to local collegiate music students. Contact [email protected] for more information.

ONGOING

Brio Tuscan Grille, located at 480 N. Orlando Ave. in Winter Park, will host Wine on Wednesdays Feb. 6 through April 10 from 6-8 p.m., excluding Feb. 13, to raise money for New Hope for Kids’ programs. This weekly event provides select wines for guests in return for their $8 donation per glass, and all proceeds benefit New Hope for Kids. Call 407-622-5611 for more information on this weekly event.

The Breakthrough Theatre, located at 419A W. Fairbanks Ave. in Winter Park, will honor Elvis Presley with shows running through Feb. 11. The production will take place Feb.1-4 and Feb. 8-11, with Monday, Friday and Saturday shows at 8 p.m. and Sunday shows at 3 p.m. Tickets cost $12. Only cash or checks are accepted. For reservations, call 407-920-4034.

From Feb. 5 – April 16, AARP will be offering free tax assistance on Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon-4 p.m. at the Maitland Senior Center, located at 345 S. Maitland Ave. Assistance is on a first-come first-serve basis, and the last person will be helped at 3:30 p.m. Individuals should bring all appropriate tax information with them. Call the Senior Center Office at 407-539-6251 for more information.

The Winter Park Playhouse continues its 10th Anniversary Series of professional musical theatre with My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra, through Feb. 16, 2013. Thursday performances will take place Jan. 31 and Feb. 7 and 14 at 2 p.m. Friday performances will be Feb. 1, 8 and 15 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday performances will take place Feb. 2, 9 and 16 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday performances will be at 2 p.m. on Feb 3 and 10. There will also be a Wacky Wednesday performance Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $38 evening; $35 senior evening; $28 matinees; $20 industry professionals; $20 students 25 and under; $15 Thursday Preview; and $28 Wacky Wednesday. Visit winterparkplayhouse.org for more information on the performances.

The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle will be playing through Feb. 24 at the Orlando Repertory Theatre. The production is perfect for all ages and will be performed in the style of Disney’s The Lion King or Animal Kingdom’s Finding Nemo: The Musical, with all of Dr. Dolittle’s animal friends portrayed by live actors with puppets. Visit Orlandorep.com for more information.

“Sewn Together: Photographic Quilts Reflecting the Historic Family Ties of Eatonville, Maitland and Winter Park” will be on exhibit through Saturday, April 13 at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center, a program of Crealdé School of Art that is located at 642 W. New England Ave. in Winter Park. All events are free and open to the public. The center is open Tuesday through Thursday from noon to 4 p.m., Friday from noon to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call the Hannibal Square Heritage Center at 407-539-2680 or visit www.hannibalsquareheritagecenter.org for more information.

Yuanyan (Anne) Huang, a student of Chinese martial arts for 18 years and four-time champion of Anhui Province, China, will teach seven sessions of this ancient Chinese routine 6-7 p.m. Monday nights through Feb. 25 at the Winter Park Public Library Community Room. The sessions are limited to 14 particpants, seven of which must be pre-paid in order to hold the class. Seven sessions will cost $35 for institute members and $56 for nonmembers. There will be a $10 drop-in class fee. Call 407-623-3314 for more information on the sessions.

The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center will be hosting the exhibit “The Plot: A Graphic History of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion” until March 20. It is open Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sundays 1 to 4 p.m. No admission is charged, and reservations are not necessary except for school groups. More information is available online at holocaustedu.org, or by calling 407-628-0555.

Laughter on the 23rd Floor, a comedy by Neil Simon, will take place at the Mad Cow Theatre, located at 54 W. Church St., through Sunday, Feb. 17. Performances Thursday through Saturday will be at 7:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets will cost $32 for premium seats and $23 for regular streets. Monday night performances on Feb. 4 and 11 at 7:30 p.m. will cost $15. All ticket prices include a $2 facility fee. Group discounts are available for parties of 10 or more. Call 407-297-8788 or visit madcowtheatre.com to purchase tickets.

The Maitland Public Library, located at 501 S. Maitland Ave. will have the following events in which visitors can attend: Preschool Stories on Tuesdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and on Thursdays a walk at 6:30 a.m., Baby Time from 10:30-11:30 a.m., and Adventures with Books Club from 2-4 p.m. On Saturday, Feb. 2 from 11 a.m. -noon Scott Thomas and Social Security will be the topic. On Sunday, Feb. 3, Elaine Person will teach poetry from 3:30-5:30 p.m. and there will be a Volunteer Reception in the conference room from 2-4 p.m.

The Classic Repertory Series will include performances of “Othello” through March 16 and “Sense and Sensibility” through March 17. Shows on Wednesdays and Thursdays will be at 7 p.m. and seats will cost $20, $30 and $35. Friday and Saturday shows will be at 8 p.m. and seats will cost $30, $35 and $40. Sunday shows will be at 2 p.m., with seat costs of $20, $30, and $35. Call 407-447-1700 or visit orlandoshakes.org for single tickets and Season Flex Passes. Tickets can also be picked up in person at the box office located inside the Lowndes Shakespeare Center, located at 812 E. Rollins St. in Orlando’s Loch Haven Cultural Park.

“Facing Forward: Portraits by Eliza Pineau” and Night Café Paintings by Delores Haberkorn of the Artists League of Orange County will be on display at the Maitland Public Library, located at 501 S. Maitland Ave., from Feb. 2-28. The event is free. Library hours are 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Sunday hours are 1-6 p.m. Call 407-647-7700 for more information.

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