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Photo by: Isaac Babcock - The Goldenrod Parade and Festival kicks off at 7 a.m., with the parade at 11 a.m., Oct. 27.
Winter Park / Maitland Observer Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 9 years ago


Goldenrod parade marches in


Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar’s latest Cocktail for a Cause is the “Sweet Charity.” For the entire month of October, 100 percent of the sales of “Sweet Charity” will be donated to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the world’s largest voluntary non-profit health agency dedicated to funding blood cancer research. The cocktail will be featured on Fleming’s popular “5 for $6 ‘til 7” bar menu and available after 7 p.m. for $9.95.

OCT. 25

On Thursday, Oct. 25, at 11:30 a.m., the Maitland Chamber will host a luncheon featuring Bill Donegan, Orange County property appraiser, sponsored by Trustco Bank. Donegan will discuss how property appraisal can impact businesses and the city’s tax base. For more information or to reserve a spot, email [email protected]. The price per person is $25. The event will be held at Sheraton Orlando North, 600 N. Lake Destiny Road.

On Thursday, Oct. 25, the Maitland Senior Center will host its first annual health fair from noon to 3 p.m. Check out new trends and speak with health care professionals, housing specialists, area service providers, Medicare advantage plan providers, home care providers and hearing specialists. The event is free, with free health and hearing screenings. The Maitland Fire Department will also be offering flu shots.

The Winter Park Playhouse Spotlight Cabaret Series proudly presents Chris Leavy in “They Don’t Write ‘Em Like That Anymore” on Oct. 25 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $20 and include a drink from the bar. Standing room tickets are $10, no drink included. Seating is limited to 54, so advance reservations are strongly recommended. To purchase tickets, call the box office at 407-645-0145. For more information, visit

On Thursday, Oct. 25, the Winter Park Public Library will host a star panel of chefs and cookbook authors at “Books and Cooks,” a culinary-themed celebration of literature. Guests will enjoy a lively panel discussion, a book signing, cocktails and access to food trucks provided by The Food Truck Bazaar. This ticketed event will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Rachel D. Murrah Civic Center, 2050 W. Morse Blvd. The $10 ticket includes admission; choice of a glass of wine, beer or a cocktail; and gourmet caramel popcorn from The Ravenous Pig. Tickets are available for purchase at

OCT. 27

The 34th Annual Goldenrod Parade & Festival will be on Saturday, Oct. 27. The festival will kick off with a pancake breakfast at 7 a.m., the parade at 11 a.m. and end with a cookout and kids corner from noon until 2 p.m. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, please contact the chamber at 407-677-5980.

The Winter Park Food Truck Fiesta – Winter Park Style will be at Fleet Peeples Park located at 2000 S. Lakemont Ave. on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Food Truck Crazy, promoters of Food Truck Wars and other food truck events, will feature 10 of Central Florida’s finest gourmet food trucks with cuisine choices ranging from Thai to veggie to desserts, and everything in between. There will also be light music provided and children’s activities such as face painting and balloonists. Proceeds will benefit local Winter Park charities. For more information, please call 407-296-5882.

The Winter Park Food and Wine Classic’s Cows ‘n Cabs is Saturday, Oct. 27, from 7 to 10 p.m. in the West Meadow. The event will have a food-and-wine walk around with gourmet fare and wine and craft beer tastings from as many as 16 local restaurants. The proceeds will benefit the Coalition for the Homeless and Community Food and Outreach Center. There will also be live entertainment from Funky Blues Messiahs and a series of silent auction items. Cocina 214 will have an after party with music and a Winter Park Food and Wine Classic-inspired bar menu. The event will be at 151 E. Welbourne Ave.

The opening program of the 2012 Bach Festival Society Choral Masterworks series presents music by six contemporary composers and celebrates the themes of peace and light in two performances by the renowned Bach Festival Choir and Orchestra. The two performances will take place at Knowles Memorial Chapel at Rollins College, but with the pre-concert talks in the music building at Rollins. The first concert will be Saturday, Oct. 27, at 8 p.m. with the pre-concert talk starting at 6:15 p.m. The second concert will be Sunday, Oct. 28, at 3 p.m. with the pre-concert talk starting at 1:45 p.m. Tickets range from $25 to $55. For tickets or information visit or call 407-646-2182.

Join the Winter Park Breakfast Rotary, the Winter Park Police Department and Shred Pros for Shredfest 2012 benefiting The Rotary Foundation and Arts in Action, a program of The Grove Counseling Center. Destroy documents you no longer need and enjoy food, crafts, a raffle and community vendors. It’s Saturday, Oct. 27, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Winter Park Police Department,
500 N. Virginia Ave.
Requested donation for unlimited boxes is $5 for individuals and families, $20 for companies.
Please contact 407-588-1147 or [email protected] for more information.

OCT. 28

The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens will celebrate Czech Independence Day on Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All visitors to the museum will be admitted free of charge in recognition of the creation of a free and independent Czechoslovakia in 1918. Regularly scheduled docent tours will focus on Albin Polasek’s Czech-influenced works.

Free bagel breakfast, live entertainment, giveaways and prizes will be enjoyed at the Jewish Pavilion’s Party in the Park on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 9:30 a.m. at the Plaza at Crane’s Roost Park in Altamonte Springs. The festivities will include activities for children such as face painting and clowns, a health fair, flu shots, 100 vendors, a walk around the park, T-shirt sales and more. Proceeds benefit the Jewish Pavilion. For more information, visit

OCT. 29

Melanne Verveer, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, will be at Rollins College Knowles Memorial Chapel on Monday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. The title of her talk is “The SMART Thing To Do: Advancing Women and Girls around the World.” This is a free event.

RedCarpetMonday will have a business networking event on Monday, Oct. 29, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Galopin, 358 N. Park Ave. Meet and mingle with fellow business owners, professionals and entrepreneurs while enjoying appetizers, drink and raffle prizes. Tickets are $20 online and $25 at the door. For more information or tickets, visit and select Orlando.

OCT. 31

The Winter Park Garden Club will have a class on line design by Margaret Kirkpatrick, master judge and flower show instructor, at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31. Materials will not be provided, and the cost is $10. Registration is required by Oct. 29, and can be done by calling 407-644-5770.

NOV. 1

The Orange County Retired Educators Association will meet Thursday, Nov. 1, at 10 a.m., at College Park United Methodist Church, 644 W. Princeton St., Orlando, for a program on “Life's a Trip” Tours with Barbara Mills. Visit our website at or call 407-677-0446. Anyone who has worked in education is invited to join.

The Art & History Museums – Maitland (A&H) will have an enchanted evening for anyone planning a wedding. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream Wedding” will be held on Thursday, Nov. 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the A&H’s Chapel and Courtyard, located across the street from the Main Galleries at 231 W. Packwood Ave. The event is free. Please RSVP to [email protected]

Peterbrooke Chocolatier of Winter Park is set to kick off its seasonal wine pairing event, “The Pair: Chocolate & Wine 101,” from 7- 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at its Park Avenue chocolate shop. The interactive class, set for 20, will be taught by Kevin Wray, owner of Peterbrooke WP alongside Lisa Wilk of Orlando Uncorked. It’s $40 per person. Those interested in attending the class must RSVP by calling 407-644-3200.

NOV. 2

First Friday Charity Festival & Art Stroll will be 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, along New Broad Street. For more information on the association and the First Friday series, visit

The 19th Annual Caregiver Conference “Another Part of the Puzzle – Tackling Difficult Challenges Caregivers Encounter” by the Alzheimer and Dementia Resource Center will be Friday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Florida Hospital Church, 2800 N. Orange Ave. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and the registration fee is $25 and $10 for an additional family members. For more information email [email protected] or call 407-843-1910 extension 301.

NOV. 3

Winter Park Methodist Church’s Rummage Sale is Saturday, Nov. 3, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. The annual rummage sale offers something for everyone and great bargains. The proceeds will support student mission trips. The sale will be at the corner of East Morse Boulevard and South Knowles Avenue. For more information, visit

Join North Park Baptist Church’s Women on Mission Outreach Ministry For Military Veterans from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 3, as they gather to make Christmas Angel meal-tray favors for the more than 100 veterans living at the VA Community Living Center in Lake Baldwin. Bring your glue guns and scissors to create small ornaments and mealtime smiles for veterans. For more information, contact 321-972-5900, [email protected] or visit

There will be an antique show and sale on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 4, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Woman’s Club of Winter Park, 419 S. Interlachen Ave.

Orlando Garden Club's Annual Holiday Market will be held Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 710 E. Rollins St. Parking and admission are free, and lunch and refreshments will be available for purchase. For more information call 407-299-5412.

Party like a caveman at the Orlando Science Center’s sixth annual Neanderthal Ball on Saturday, Nov. 3. From 7 to 11 p.m., examine real fossils, chisel out your mark in the silent auction or witness the latest in prehistoric fashion in the first-ever Harriett Lake Caveman Couture Contest. It’s a night of rockin’ fun in the dinosaur exhibit to benefit youth education programs at the Science Center. For more information on Neanderthal Ball, please call 407-514-2233 or visit

NOV. 4

The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center will have the premiere of a new Readers Theater piece as part of its annual remembrance of Kristallnacht. On Sunday, Nov. 4, the drama “Witness” will be presented at 4 p.m. in the auditorium of the Jewish Community Center in Maitland. “Witness” tells the story of Kristallnacht, the night of Nov. 9 and 10, 1938, through the eyes and words of characters who were swept up in the chaos of the night. No admission is charged to attend the program. Reservations are recommended but not required. More information is available at or by calling 407-628-0555.

The Central Florida Watercolor Society will hold its monthly meeting on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 1:30 p.m. at the Maitland Art Center, Marvel Building, 231 Packwood Ave. A short business meeting will be followed with a demonstration by award-winning watercolorist Don Andrews. The demonstration is open to the public, but there will be a $10 fee for non-members to attend, due to limited space availability. Call 407-415-0594.

Dena Wild, Florida Master Gardener, will lead a presentation on “Herbs for the Holidays” on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 2 p.m. The free presentation will focus on facts, folklore and myths associated with holiday plants. The Orlando Area Historical Rose Society meets at Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave. For information, call 407-647-1219.

NOV. 6

The Tarflower Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society will host a panel discussion presenting alternatives to sod and water demanding plants and highlight regulations governing our landscape water use on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. at Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave., Orlando. Members of the panel include Tom MacCubbin, extension agent emeritus; William Bissett, landscape architect; Jack Stout, professor of ecology, UCF; Catherine Johnson, Orange County EPD; Jay Stainer, water conservation officer for the city of Oviedo; David Drylie, landscape architect; Chris Byrd, Everglades Law Center; and Robert Fewster, Water Use Regulation, SJRWMD. The public is invited to this free program. For details call 407-647-5233.

NOV. 7

Celebrating their 40th anniversary, the Women's Executive Council will host their annual All That Jazz Wine & Dine Silent Auction on Nov. 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Woman's Club of Winter Park. Join them for a fun filled evening of live jazz music, entertainment, wine and hors d'oeuvres, all to raise money for funding college scholarships. Event tickets are on sale for $35 in advance or $45 at the door. Seating is limited. Tickets can be purchased online at

(pic) National expert in financial planning for widows and award-winning author Kathleen Rehl will have a free workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 3377 Aloma Ave. The workshop is for spouses who are widowed or anticipate becoming a widow in the future. Family and friends are encouraged to attend as well. Rehl will address how grief, emotions and confusion may sabotage a widow’s decision-making about money; how to be prepared to deal with financial realities after the death of a spouse; five big money pitfalls to avoid; ABC’s for widows; and tips for those not yet widowed. Refreshments will be provided. Call 407-671-4300 or email [email protected] to reserve your seat for the free workshop or for questions.

NOV. 8

The Interfaith Council of Central Florida and the Holocaust Memorial Resource will be holding an adult education series on understanding the community’s major religious groups. Judaism will be covered Thursday, Nov. 8; Christianity Tuesday, Dec. 4; Sikhism Tuesday, Jan. 15; Hinduism Tuesday, Feb. 12; Baha’I Tuesday, March 12; Unitarian Universalism Tuesday, Apr. 9. The final session on Tuesday, May 7, will consist of a panel of all of the presenters. Reservations are recommended, but the event is free of charge. The series will be held at the Holocaust Center at 851 N. Maitland Ave. from 7 to 8:30 p.m. A half hour of each discussion will be allotted to audience questions. To reserve a spot, contact [email protected] or 407-628-0555.

Happy Hour for Hunger, benefiting the Second Harvest Food Bank, is at the Winter Park Village on Thursday, Nov. 8 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Join the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, Rollins College and members of the community for a fun fall evening with live entertainment, drinks and appetizers provided by Winter Park Village restaurants. Tickets are $20 with all proceeds going to the food bank. Each ticket purchased will give Second Harvest Food Bank the ability to buy up to $180 in grocery product. Visit

NOV. 9

On Friday, Nov. 9, at 10 a.m., the city of Winter Park will be present its Veterans Day Celebration. The event will be held at the Winter Park Community Center Ruby Ball Amphitheatre located at 721 W. New England Ave. For more information, please call 407-599-3428.

Art & History Museums – Maitland will host a new season of Culture & Cocktails, the social event for art lovers, on the second Friday of every month from November through April, inside and outside of the A&H’s Germaine Marvel Building. The first Culture & Cocktails of the 2012-2013 season is Friday, Nov. 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. Popular photographer, syndicated writer, curator and lecturer Josh Garrick will take center stage with a show titled “From Both Sides Now – Photographs of the Treasures of Ancient Greece.” Admission to Culture & Cocktails is free to A&H Members and $5 for non-members. Visit or phone 407-539-2181.

The Greater Orlando Coin Show, Antiquarian Book Fair and Antique Festival will be Nov. 9 through 11 and Jan. 11 through 13. Join the hunt at the Grand Festival for high-end antiques, porcelain, jade carvings, soup stones, gem stones, fossils, silver, bronze, glass, buttons, watches, military relics, coins and currency, postcards, painting, a huge variety of jewelry, an outstanding section of antiquarian books as well as expert jewelry repair and prize drawings. The Grand Festival is held at Central Florida Fairgrounds & Expo. Visit

NOV. 10

The inaugural Baldwin Brew Fest will take place on New Broad Street on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Village Center will be closed off for cars, but open for all foot traffic. Businesses will be open and pets and families are welcome, but to participate you must be 21 or older and purchase a wristband, which allows unlimited drink sampling. Regular price wristbands are $25 online and $30 at the door, or $50 for VIP access. Visit

Get a jump on holiday shopping during Winter Park Presbyterian Church’s annual Alternative Global Christmas Market, on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the church, 400 S. Lakemont Ave. A Winter Park tradition for some 20 years, the Global Market offers shoppers the opportunity to purchase unique gifts from around the world. Money from donations and item sales go directly to organizations, without any administrative fee deductions from the church. Only cash and checks will be accepted. For more information, contact the WPPC Church Office at 407-647-1467.

“Nashville” (1975) will be shown at Enzian at 11 a.m. on Sat. Nov. 10. One of the most celebrated films of the 1970s, Robert Altman’s Oscar®-winning epic presents a portrayal and critique of the American obsession with celebrities. The intersecting stories of 24 characters through five days in the country music capital come together in a dramatic climax. Keith Carradine, Lily Tomlin, Karen Black, Ned Beatty, Scott Glenn, Jeff Goldblum, and many others make up the extraordinary ensemble cast. General admission is $8, Enzian Members $5. To purchase tickets go to or visit the Enzian box office. For more information visit or call 407-629-1088.

Free to Breathe 5K Run/Walk is Saturday, Nov. 10, at 8:30 a.m., at 12901 Moss Park Road. It is a family-friendly event that brings the entire community together to inspire hope and create change for everyone impacted by lung cancer. All proceeds will help support the Florida Lung Cancer Partnership’s vital research, education and awareness programs. Registration online is $25 and closes Nov. 7. Visit

Saturday, Nov. 10, the Tarflower Chapter of FNPS invites all interested parties to join them on a walk along the Florida Trail through the Seminole Forest with renowned Scrub Jay biologist Ralph Risch. The group will meet at 9 a.m. in the parking lot at the lake on Wekiva River Road, which is just west of the bridge crossing the Wekiva River on State Road 46 just west of Sanford. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a wonderful time to be in the forest.

On Saturday, Nov. 10, The Stephanie James Foundation will host Release the Hounds in Baldwin Park. The event will be from noon to 5 p.m., with a pet costume contest, raffle, silent auction, live music and vendors such as Paws Care. Donations from the event benefit the Stephanie James Foundation. To learn more about the event and the cause, visit or

NOV. 11

The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens presents Ayako Yonetani at the Polasek exclusive Chamber Concert Series at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11; Sunday, Jan. 20; and Sunday, March 24. Dr. Ayako Yonetani, a world-renowned violinist, began playing at the age of 5 and made her solo debut at the age of 10. She made her United States debut as a concertmaster with the New York String Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. Dr. Yonetani received her bachelor, masters and doctoral degrees from the Juilliard School. Currently, she is a professor of violin/viola at the University of Central Florida and travels the world as a guest soloist. She is a member of Japan’s premier chamber ensemble in Tokyo. The Museum’s 7th annual three-concert music series features internationally acclaimed violin/viola player Ayako Yonetani and a variety of guest instrumentalists. Held in the elegant salon of the Polasek residence, concertgoers experience acoustic perfection in an intimate setting. Limited to 50 seats, the performance is followed by a private reception. The cost is $80 for three concert series or $30 per concert.

The 11th Annual Winter Park Concours D’Elegance will be Nov. 11 and 12 on Park Avenue in Winter Park.

The Baldwin Park Half Marathon & 5k is Sunday, Nov. 11. The event will start at Audubon Park Elementary School. A portion of proceeds will benefit Audubon Park Elementary School. For information, or to register visit and search Baldwin Park Half.


The Winter Park Farmers Market is held from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday. It is located at the old train depot, at 200 W. New England Ave. For information visit

The Maitland Farmers Market is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday. It is located at Lake Lily Park. For more information visit or call 407-539-6268.

Food Truck Café is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Wednesday at Lake Lily Park in Maitland.

The Winter Park Food Truck Stop is located at 1127 N. Orlando Ave. and is open for food trucks 24/7. Follow the site on Facebook at

The Winter Park Food Truck Fiesta – Winter Park Style is at Fleet Peeples Park located at 2000 S. Lakemont Ave. every fourth Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Food Truck Crazy, promoters of Food Truck Wars and other food truck events, will feature 10 of Central Florida’s finest gourmet food trucks with cuisine choices ranging from Thai to veggie to desserts, and everything in between. There will also be light music provided and children’s activities such as face painting and balloonists. Proceeds will benefit local Winter Park charities. For more information, please call 407-296-5882.

mi Tomatina, 433 W. New England Ave., Winter Park, will host Happy To Give Back Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. every Monday. Join mi Tomatina, a tapas and paella bar in Hannibal Square, as it hosts a charitable happy hour featuring Spanish music, Spanish appetizers (pinchos) and themed sangria samplings. Twenty percent of the proceeds benefit the Community Food & Outreach Center. The cost is $15. To reserve a spot email [email protected]

The 41st Annual Florida Watercolor Society Exhibition will be held at the Mennello Museum of Art through Nov. 25. The display will feature 100 of the best paintings by Florida’s top watercolor artists. The Mennello Museum is located at 900 E. Princeton St. Orlando. Details about conference registration can be found at the FWS website,

The city of Winter Park’s Art on the Green 2012 will feature the unique and creative works of eight noted sculptors on display during park hours through March 1. Exhibition catalogs are available at City Hall and the Winter Park Welcome Center. Visit and click on the Art on the Green logo for more information.

The Hannibal Square Heritage Center presents “Keeping Haiti In Our Hearts: Interpreting Heritage In The Diaspora” through Saturday, Dec. 29. The heritage center is located at 642 New England Ave., Winter Park and is open from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, from noon to 5 p.m. on Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. There is no charge for admission. For more information visit or call 407-539-2680.

The Military Retired Officers Wives Club of Central Florida will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month through May at the Elks Club, 12 N. Primrose Drive, Orlando. Active duty wives are also welcome to attend. For information contact Marty Harrison at 407-886-1922 or Ellen Paul at 407-696-4809.

Central Florida 2012-2013 Ice Hockey Club Home Schedule

Oct. 26 vs. Florida Gulf Coast @ 10:15 p.m.

Oct. 27 vs. Florida Gulf Coast @ 10:15 p.m.

Nov. 9 vs. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical @ 10:15 p.m.

Nov. 16 vs. Georgia (Rockledge, FL) @ 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 17 vs. Alabama (Rockledge, FL) @ 5:45 p.m.

Nov. 18 vs. Miami (Rockledge, FL) @ 12:30 p.m.

Nov. 30 vs. South Florida @ 10:15 p.m.

Feb. 1 vs. Alabama @ 10:15 p.m.

Feb. 2 vs. Alabama @ 4:00 p.m.

Feb. 8 vs. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical @ 10:15 p.m.

All home games are at RDV Ice Den in Maitland. Entrance is free for UCF Students with ID; general admission is $5. Games on Nov. 16, Nov. 17 and Nov. 18 are for UCF Thanksgiving Showcase at Space Coast IcePlex. For more information, visit

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