Popcorn Flicks in the Park
Come out to the Winter Park Playhouse as it heats up Central Florida with a production of the hilarious Broadway musical comedy, “I Love My Wife,” on the main stage July 29 through Aug. 21. This Tony award-winning Broadway musical comedy has a winning score by Cy Coleman and is set in suburban New Jersey during the 1970s sexual revolution. Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Thursday and Saturday matinees at 2 p.m., and select Wednesday, Friday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Specially priced performances include "Third Thursday" on Aug. 11 at 7:30 p.m. (matinee price for an evening show) and previews on Thursday, July 28 at 7:30 p.m., and Friday, July 29 at 2 p.m. For tickets and more information, call the box office at 407-645-0145 or visit winterparkplayhouse.org. “I Love My Wife” is recommended for mature audiences and has comedic sexual themes.
Come out to the Lake Berry Watershed Cleanup on Saturday, July 30, from 8 to 11 a.m. at Lake Baldwin Park, located at 2000 S. Lakemont Ave. in Winter Park. Breakfast, volunteer T-shirt, snack and water bottle will be provided for all volunteers who help clean up litter in and around the lake. Kayakers and paddleboarders are welcome. Volunteers should meet at Lake Baldwin Park for distribution of supplies. To sign up for this event, please contact Abby Gulden at 407-599-3364 or [email protected]
Join the author of “Lists for Living, Lists for Life,” Myrna Ossin, on Sunday, July 31, at 1:30 p.m., at the Maitland Public Library. “Lists for Living, Lists for Life” is the definitive list book for those who want to streamline their lives. It contains 145 lists, covering almost every aspect of organizing daily life. Ossin will discuss herbs, teas, how to grow them and their medicinal properties. Samples of herbs and plants will be available.
Kick-start your career at Maitland Public Library and join an instructor from UCF Career Development for a free three-part workshop that examines cover letters, resumes and interview preparation on Aug. 2, 9 and 16 at 7 p.m. For more information, visit maitlandpl.org
Come join the Central Florida Community Arts’ Summer Classical Choir as they proudly perform Handel’s “Messiah.” They will be showcasing the incredible works of George Frederic Handel in an evening honoring one of the most famous oratorios in history. Delight in some of the best-known choral works from the Baroque era, including the “Hallelujah” chorus. The CFCArts presentation of “Messiah,” utilizing its 80-voice classical choir and full symphony orchestra, is something you do not want to miss! Handel’s “Messiah” will be held on Thursday, Aug. 4, and Friday, Aug. 5, at 7:30 p.m. at Maitland Presbyterian Church. Advanced purchase general admission tickets are $10. Children age 12 and under will be admitted for free! Tickets are on sale now at cfcarts.com/events. For more information, contact 407-937-1800, ext. 710, or [email protected]
A seminar titled “How to Survive Your Role as Caregiver” will run from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, Aug. 5, at Reeves United Methodist Church, located at 1100 N. Ferncreek Ave. in Orlando. Caregivers and family members will learn “how to take care of themselves” during their difficult journey. Check in begins at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 407-843-1910, ext. 301.
Thirty-three participating Orlando area Panera Bread bakery-cafes will be hosting lemonade stands to raise money for New Hope for Kids on Friday, Aug. 5, and Saturday, Aug. 6. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. children and supporters of New Hope for Kids will be asking customers to donate $1 or more to receive a refreshing sample of lemonade. Guests will be served from lemonade stands built and decorated by Panera Bread Associates.
The Eva Weingarten Band will have their final show on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 8 to 11 p.m. at Hannibal’s on the Square, 533 W. New England Ave. Keyboardist Joseph Grabosky will be leaving the band to join the Air Force, while Eva will focus on her schooling and writing original music. Go rock with them one last time. They will also play jazz, pop and blues. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made on OpenTable.
Join the author of “Lists for Living, Lists for Life,” Myrna Ossin, on Sunday, Aug. 7 at 1:30 p.m., at the Maitland Public Library. “Lists for Living, Lists for Life” is the definitive list book for those who want to streamline their lives. It contains 145 lists, covering almost every aspect of organizing daily life. For the second part of this three-part series, Ossin will discuss remedies that heal from the kitchen. There will be a demonstration on testing allergies to foods or drugs.
A seminar on planning for long-term health care problems of the elders will start at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 7, at HSCF Community Hall, located at 1994 E. Lake Drive in Casselberry. Last Date for RSVP is Wednesday, Aug. 3. The program will include a presentation from John Buschle of Protective Life Insurance Co. and Chet Tokar of Edward Jones regarding Planning for Long Term Health Care. Entry is free from annual members. For non-members, entry is $3 per person with prior RSVP. You can become member at the gate, but please do RSVP via email to [email protected]
Join VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care, as it honors local World War II veterans while commemorating the 71st anniversary of the end of WWII at the Winter Park Civic Center, 1050 W. Morse Blvd. in Winter Park, on Thursday, Aug. 11 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. The event will feature a patriotic musical salute by soloist Charles Haugabrooks, a USO show by The Orlando Big Band and Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling will present the keynote address. This event is free and open to the public. Attendees are asked to RSVP prior to Monday, Aug. 8 by calling Veronica Soto at 407-599-2534.
Come out to Central Park in Winter Park for Popcorn Flicks in the Park to see “Toy Story 2” on Thursday, Aug. 11, from 8 to 10 p.m. Bring a blanket, snacks and some family and friends and join us for free popcorn and the movie. For more information, call 407-629-0054.
Come out to the Winter Park Community Center for the fourth annual Luau by the Pool on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 1 to 4 p.m. Enjoy family, fun and friends in the community as Winter Park celebrates a summer of fun. There will be games, contests, prizes and a drawing for a punch pass. For more information, call 407-599-3275
Central Florida’s most distinguished chefs will join forces from 6:45 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Orlando World Center Marriot, 8701 World Center Drive, to help fight the nation’s childhood hunger epidemic at Orlando's Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry. Forty-two of the area’s most accomplished chefs will showcase tasting portions of signature dishes, accompanied by fine wines, craft beers and specialty cocktails at the Orlando World Center Marriott to ensure children struggling with hunger in our city and across America are connected to the meals they need. New to this year’s event are nine of the area’s most popular and exciting restaurants including Benihana, Canvas Lake Nona, Eleven and Forte at Reunion Resort, Hemisphere Restaurant at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport, Nova Scratch Kitchen, The Osprey Tavern, Restaurant ASH, and The Rusty Spoon. Tickets are $150 each. For more information, visit ce.strength.org/orlando