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Silent art auction Aug. 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Maitland Art Center.
Winter Park / Maitland Observer Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012 7 years ago


Andre Smith restoration

AUG. 16

Winter Park Village is hosting its inaugural Toast! Wine and Spirits Walk on Thursday, Aug. 16, from 6-10 p.m. Sponsored by Audi and LA Fitness, the event will feature restaurants such as Truffles Grill, TAPS Wine and Beer Eatery, Mitchell’s Fish Market, Lime Fresh Mexican Grill, Publix and Menchie’s. For more information, visit

Newcomers of Central Florida will host a black-and-white themed luncheon and general meeting on Thursday, Aug. 16. Members and guests are encouraged to wear black-and-white attire while gathering at Cafe Murano, 309 Cranes Roost Blvd. To commemorate the event’s theme, attendees are invited to bring in their black-and-white baby photos to share with the group. There will also be a contest with black-and-white prizes awarded to the three club members who bring in the oldest newspapers or dated clippings. Luncheon tickets are priced at $23. Advance reservations are required. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. For more information, contact DeDe Fluhr at 407-366-9084 or visit

The Winter Park Welcome Center will host Coffee Talk on Thursday, Aug. 16, from 8-9 a.m. with Vice Mayor Steven Leary.

The official Orlando launch party for Orlando-based novelist Kristin Harmel’s new novel “The Sweetness of Forgetting” will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 16, at the Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida, located at 851 N. Maitland Ave. in Maitland. The book deals with the effects of Alzheimer’s, the Holocaust and Holocaust issues.

AUG. 18

Enzian will be featuring “Don Giovanni” (La Scala) on Saturday, Aug. 18, at 11 a.m. Mozart’s ultimate bad boy meets his match in Anna Netrebko, the opera world’s “hottest female star.” General admission is $20 and Enzian members pay $17.50. The Enzian is located at 1300 S. Orlando Ave. Purchase tickets at Enzian’s box office or

Big Bang Bazaar, an indie arts, crafts and vintage bazaar, is 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Maitand Civic Center, 641 S. Maitland Ave. There will be a free swag bags to the first 100 attendees. Admission is $5; children 12 and younger are free. Visit

The André Smith Restoration Project will hold a silent auction to support the restoration of eight newly discovered André Smith paintings on Aug. 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Maitland Art Center, 231 W. Packwood Ave. The paintings were donated to Eatonville’s St. Lawrence AME Church in the 1930s and are of historical significance to the town of Eatonville as well as the Maitland Art Center. Along with the silent auction, there will be music and refreshments. For information – or to contribute – call Jerry Bell at 407-672-1001 or email him at [email protected]

“Iridology & Nutrition; Eat Right for Your Eye Type” presented by Dr. Samadhi Artemisa, PhD. is Aug. 18 from 10-11 a.m. Your eye color is a guide to foods that contribute to your overall health. Dr. Artemisa will teach about Iridology and which foods are best for your eye color. It’s $15 and it’s at the Florida School of Holistic Living. Call 407-252-1397 or visit

AUG. 20

There will be a city blood drive on Monday, Aug. 20, at Winter Park City Hall from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

AUG. 24

The Sixth Annual Dog Days of Summer Wine and Beer Tasting is 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, at The Doggie Door/Unleashed. It’s $25 in advance and $40 the day of the event. For more information, call 407-644-2969 or stop by the stores at 329 N. Park Ave.

AUG. 25

Celebrate the kickoff of Central Florida’s cultural season with the 8th Annual Red Chair Affair on Saturday, Aug. 25. Your ticket to sample the cultural offerings for the 2012-2013, this extraordinary evening is held at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre and includes performances from a variety of genres and organizations. Once again, IKEA has partnered with Red Chair Affair for the IKEA Red Chair Silent Auction, which can be viewed at

The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park will hold auditions for the Jason Robert Brown musical, “13 the Musical” on Saturday, Aug. 25, from noon to 2 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 26, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Theatre is located at 419A W. Fairbanks Ave.

AUG. 27

The Winter Park City Hall will be having a grand re-opening reception on Monday, Aug. 27, at 2 p.m.

AUG. 28

The Art & History Museums – Maitland’s (A&H) continues its popular Artists’ Critique & Conversation series on Tuesday, Aug. 28 at 6 p.m. This professional development series for artists is held on the fourth Tuesday of every month in the A&H’s Germaine Marvel Building, 210 W. Packwood Avenue, Maitland. The program is free and the public is encouraged to attend. Each critique is led by artist, arts writer and instructor Josh Garrick. Joining Garrick as guest panelists on Aug. 28 are Robin Maria Pedrero and Terry Hummel. Artists of every medium and skill level are encouraged to participate in the critiques. Each critique will review the art of up to nine artists, and all artists must sign up in advance. Interested artists can sign up in advance for one of the nine slots online at

AUG. 29

50+FYI Expo, which rotates throughout Central Florida, is coming to west Orange County on Aug. 29. It’s from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Pauls Presbyterian Church in Gotha. It’s free! In addition to having information, there will be a Food Truck Bazaar, magician, master balloon artist and music by Miss Jacqueline Jones.

Ms. Natalie Cordone returns to the popular Winter Park Playhouse Spotlight Cabaret Series with her new Cabaret, “Sentimental Journey,” with Chris Leavy at the piano on Wednesday, Aug. 29, at 7:30 p.m. 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 The Winter Park Playhouse is located at 711 Orange Ave., Suite C.

AUG. 30

The grand opening of the new Maitland City Hall is from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30. Visit for more details.

With 60,000 thoughts a day, research has found that there is power in committing your goals to writing. Please join JFS Orlando for an interactive evening focusing on hopes and passions! It’s at Cocina 214, 151 E. Welbourne Ave., Winter Park from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30. Individual tickets are $30 and include a beverage and light dinner. Sponsorship opportunities start at $300. To learn more, visit or call 407-644-7593 extension 227.

AUG. 31

The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park presents the Joe Landry play, "Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play", from Aug. 31-Sept. 17. Spies, murder, love and other trademarks of Alfred Hitchcock come to life in the style of a 1940s radio broadcast of the master of suspense's earlier films. Show times are Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Call407-920-4034


Sportsman’s Expo will be on Saturday, Sept. 1, from noon till 5 p.m. at Bahia Shrine Center, 2300 Pembrook Drive in Orlando. It’s open to the public with free admission. Bahia Shriners of Orlando has partnered with Mosquito Creek Outdoors along with other local vendors to hold the first annual Sportsman’s Expo for Outdoor Sportsman enthusiast. A family friendly event on Hunting, fishing, boating, shooting, camping and hiking or just enjoying the outdoors. For your convenience food and refreshments will be available to purchase all day. Net proceed from this event are for the benefit of Bahia Shriners facilities and are not tax deductible as a charitable contribution. For additional information, contact Bahia Shrine Center at 407-660-8811.

On Saturday, Sept. 1, at 11 a.m., Enzian Theater presents “The Sleeping Beauty,” a Bolshoi ballet. A treasured tale of fairies, spells, and storybook romance, “The Sleeping Beauty” is the ultimate classical ballet. Yuri Grigorovich’s adaptation of Marius Petipa’s choreography is paired with some of Tchaikovsky’s most memorable melodies. It’s $17.50 for members and $20 for nonmembers. The theater is at 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland. Purchase tickets at Enzian’s box office or


On Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3, Winter Park and Maitland city offices are closed. Best wishes for a safe and happy holiday!


The Winter Park Institute at Rollins College will host New York Times Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Nicholas Kristof from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Alfond Sports Center, 1000 Holt Ave. He will discuss human rights violations regarding the oppression of women and girls in the developing world. Kristof co-authored the bestselling book “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide” with his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, also a New York Times journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner. Kristof is often called the “reporter’s reporter” for his human right advocacy and his efforts to give voice to the voiceless. This is a free event, open to the public. No RSVP is necessary. Free parking available in the SunTrust parking garage. For more information about Nicholas Kristof, visit or follow him on Twitter at


Photo History/Documentary of Winter Park is 11:30 a.m. Sept. 7 at the University Club of Winter Park. It celebrates the city’s 125th anniversary.

Baldwin Park’s First Friday Charity Festival & Art Stroll is Friday, Sept. 7. Stay tuned to the event’s Facebook page for details. If you or your company would like to participate in First Friday by displaying your products or goods, please contact BOOM Marketing & Events’ Brett Blake at 407-923-3849 or [email protected]

Date night at Leu Gardens featuring “Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol” is Friday, Sept. 7. Admission is free for Leu members, $5 plus tax for adults and $2 plus tax for children. Gardens open at 6 p.m. and movie begins at 8:30 p.m., weather permitting.

Enjoy an outdoor movie in a beautiful garden.


Enzian Theater in Maitland presents “An American in Paris” (1951) at noon Saturday, Sept. 8. It’s not rated. Fall in love with this timeless musical gem featuring Gene Kelly in top form, a classic George Gershwin score, and the romantic City of Lights that claimed six Academy Awards including Best Picture. From catchy tunes like “I Got Rhythm” and “Love is Here to Stay” to an extravagant ballet performance, it’s movie magic at its best. Admission is $8 for nonmembers and $5 for members. Purchase tickets at Enzian’s box office or


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. 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 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 second Friday of every month, local residents will have the opportunity to meet the artists and enjoy live music and performances while experiencing art and culture at the Maitland Chamber of Commerce. Contact [email protected]

RNR Registered Nurses Retired meets the third Wednesday of the month at Denny’s at 440 S. Semoran Blvd. for charitable works, educational offerings, fellowship and support. Call 407-281-1527.

Monday mornings at 11 a.m. at the Winter Park Community Center, there’s a 50-minute Deep Stretch Yoga class that is great for beginners, and anyone who wants to get an intensive stretch after a long run or bike ride. Classes are drop-in and cost $8. Contact the yoga instructor at 407-276-3478 or the Winter Park Community Center at 407-599-3275 for additional details. The Winter Park Community Center is located at 721 W. New England Ave.

On the first Wednesday of each month, the SOS (Survivors of Suicide) support group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Cornerstone Hospice, 8009 S. Orange Ave. Call Claudia Swonger to register at 407-206-2273.

The Art & History Museums – Maitland exhibit, ”A Day in the Life of the Research Studio,” is at the A&H’s Maitland Art Center Galleries through Sept. 19. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults, and $2 for seniors (55 and older) and for children (4-18 years). A&H members and children younger than 3 are free.

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