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Winter Park / Maitland Observer Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 9 years ago


The Lettermen return

DEC. 27

The Lettermen, the famous vocal male trio, are returning to St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Winter Park. Two concerts, presented by Homeless Heart, will be held at 7 p.m. on the evenings of Dec. 27 (Christmas concert) and Dec. 28 (Broadway concert). Tickets are $30 for general admission and $50 for reserved seating. Purchase tickets online at

It’s the final night for Bill Murray’s “Hyde Park on Hudson” at the Enzian. In June 1939, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Academy Award nominee Bill Murray) and his wife Eleanor (Olivia Williams) host the King and Queen of England (Samuel West and Olivia Colman) for a weekend at the Roosevelt home at Hyde Park on Hudson, in upstate New York – the first-ever visit of a reigning English monarch to America. With Britain facing imminent war with Germany, the Royals are desperately looking to FDR for support. Final screenings are 6:30 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. on Dec. 27.

DEC. 28

The city of Winter Park will proudly host the sixth annual Russell Athletic Bowl Parade of Bands, featuring school bands from Rutgers University and Virginia Tech on Friday, Dec. 28, at 11 a.m. As a prelude to the Russell Athletic Bowl game at 5:30 p.m. at the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium, school bands and mascots will march through downtown Winter Park and perform a “Bandtastic Game Day Preview.” The parade will start at 11 a.m. at the intersection of Park and Lyman avenues, going north on Park Avenue through downtown Winter Park. After turning west onto Garfield Avenue, they will proceed to Central Park where they will perform for all fans to enjoy.

Join in on our E-book Class from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 28 at the Maitland Public Library. The Library will be closed on Dec. 31 at 2 p.m. and all day on Jan. 1. Contact John Guess at [email protected] for more information.

DEC. 29

If you’re still in a Bowl Parade mood the day after Winter Park’s, the 32nd Orlando Citrus Parade steps off in downtown Orlando at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 29.

DEC. 31

Where’s Bond? The New Year’s Party kicks off at 7:30 p.m. at the Enzian with screenings of “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery” plus drinks, a DJ and VIP tables. Admission is $25. Visit or call 407-629-1088 for more information.

Ring in the new year at the JCC! Children ages 18 months and up are welcome for a New Year's party from 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Children in third grade and up are invited to sleepover at the J!

JAN. 3

The Orange County Retired Educators Association will meet Thursday, Jan. 3, at 10 a.m. at College Park United Methodist Church; 644 W. Princeton St. A speaker from Orange County Public Schools will talk about the homeless population and what the school system is doing to help. Visit our website at or call 407-677-0446. Anyone who has worked in education is invited to join.


Vote for your favorite businesses in the Observer’s inaugural Ovations awards. Who’s the best restaurant, night spot, fashion boutique? We’ll find out at our Jan. 17 awards gala, but the voting continues through Jan. 2, so stop by to join in!

Join Panera Bread’s Hope for the Holidays campaign to help fight food insecurity in Central Florida. In partnership with its customers, Panera will raise more than $200,000, which will directly help Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. From Dec. 26 through Dec. 31, Panera will award each donor of $5 or more with a free scratch gift card – guaranteed to be valued between $5 and $200. The gift cards can be redeemed during future visits to the restaurant.

The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center it will be hosting the exhibit “The Plot: A Graphic History of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion.” It will be on display at the Center from Jan. 1 until March 20. It’s 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, or by calling 407-628-0555.

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