Popcorn Flicks in Central Park
The Asbury United Methodist Church will be hosting a three-day rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 7, and Friday, Jan. 8, and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9, at their location at 220 W. Horatio Ave. in Maitland. For more information, call 407-644-5222 or visit asburyumc.com
The Orange County Retired Educators Association will meet on Jan. 7 at 10 a.m. in the College Park United Methodist Church located at 644 W. Princeton St. An Elder Ambassadors Program will be presented by the Orange County Commission on Aging at the event. Anyone who has worked in education is invited to join. Call 407-677-0446 for more information.
Come out to Central Park in Winter Park for a free outdoor screening of “The Public Enemy” from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14, at Popcorn Flicks in the Park. Presented by Winter Park CRA and produced by Enzian Theater. This film series features classic films for the whole family. Bring a blanket, a picnic or snacks, and some family and friends! Free popcorn is available for everyone. For more information, call 407-629-0054.
Chef Sam Faggetti, executive sous chef at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort, will prepare dinner at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida’s Community Kitchen as part of the Chef’s Night series and Catering for Good program at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14, at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, located at 411 Mercy Drive in Orlando. Accompanying Chef Sam will be Chef Rabii Saber, executive pastry chef at Four Seasons Resort Orlando. Guests will enjoy a four-course dinner that melds traditional dishes with robust flavors and innovative ideas. Each course will be paired with wine, and there will be live entertainment. Dessert will follow the dinner. Cost is $100 per person. All proceeds benefit Second Harvest’s Culinary Training Program, which provides students with the skills and inspiration they need to obtain an entry-level position in a food service establishment. Purchase tickets at FeedHopeNow.org or call 407-514-1048 for more information.
A Vision Winter Park workshop was held in August asking for ideas of how to make Winter Park a better place. The Goodwin family presented a game concept to bring people together that ultimately evolved into a citywide game night. Ages 10 and up will get the opportunity to join in a compelling evening of board games such as Monopoly, Ticket To Ride, Catan, Carcassonne and Machi Koro from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16, at the Winter Park Community Center, located at 721 W. New England Ave. For card players, forget about Go Fish or Uno, try your hand of YuGiOh, Pokemon, and Magic the Gathering. Advanced players can take a turn with Splendor, Takenoko, and Betrayal at House on the Hill. For more information, call 407-623-3337.
“Spice Up Your Recipe Weaving: Project Planning and Design” will be the topic of the Jan. 16 regular monthly meeting of the Weavers of Orlando. Presenting will be renowned author and weaving instructor, Karen Donde of Cotton Mills Studio in Asheville, N.C. The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. in the ground-level meeting room of The Winter Park Towers, located at 1111 Lakemont Court in Winter Park. Donde will share how weavers can take their design process to the next level and how to turn inspirations into finished projects. The event is designed for weavers of all levels. For more information, visit weaversoforlando.com or contact Mary Ann Gilbert at [email protected].
The 70th annual Camellia Show and Festival runs from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16, at Mead Botanical Garden, located at 1300 S. Denning Drive in Winter Park. Camellias will be for sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come out for this free event featuring award-winning camellia blooms at the largest show in the Southeastern United States. For more information, call 407-599-3397.
Residents and local businesses will come together to celebrate the city of Winter Park’s 14th annual Unity Heritage Festival on Sunday, Jan 17, from 1 to 5 p.m. and Monday, Jan. 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Shady Park in Winter Park. The annual festival will promote family history and raise funds for the Educational Fulfillment Fund for local economically disadvantaged youth. Activities will include children’s games, food and retail vendors, entertainment by various gospel artists, and the presentation of the annual Heritage Award. For more information on this free event, call 407-599-3275.
Join Rollins College for an annual vigil celebrating the life and impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 18, at the Bush Science Center Auditorium. This year’s vigil includes song and dance, highlighting the theme of “Lift Every Voice.” The Center for Contemporary Dance will perform a dance, as will the Meadowbrook Middle School dance program (led by Rollins alumnae Maria Bryant). There will also be a keynote presentation by poet, educator, and Harvard doctoral candidate Clint Smith. For more information, call 407-646-2203.
Share Fair Nation Orlando, a free, family-friendly event geared toward STEM majors, will take place on Jan. 23 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the UCF College of Education and Human Performance. Participants can take part in hands-on workshops about educational methods using technology through STEMosphere, an expo of interactive STEM projects. Professional development opportunities at the event abound for educators.
Florida Hospital invites you to kick off the New Year with Season 52 Park Ave. 5.2K on Jan. 23 at 7:30 a.m. Run in Winter Park to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida and the Track Shack Foundation. Kids run for free. The run will start in Central Park, located at 251 N. Park Ave. For more information, call 407-896-1160 or visit TrackShack.com.
Trinity Lutheran Church and School, at 123 E. Livingston Street in Orlando, will host a Downtown Orlando Touch-a-Truck community event on Jan. 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will provide families the opportunity to learn about and explore trucks, construction vehicles, and public safety equipment. Each truck will have a driver present to answer questions, help kids sit in the truck, and let kids honk the horn. Bring your camera for lots of fun photos of your kids! Food, face painting, music and more will be available. The cost of the event is $5 for 2 year olds and up, and children under 2 are free. Visit facebook.com/OrlandoTouchaTruck for more information.
The Art & History Museums – Maitland (A&H) exhibition, “Art Legends of Orange County: Smith, Hurt, Orr and Bok – The Grand Experiment,” is part of a county-wide initiative celebrating Orange County artists and patrons who helped shape our community’s vibrant cultural landscape. The show will be at the A&H’s Maitland Art Center from Jan. 15 through Feb. 21. The exhibition honors the vision of artist and architect, André Smith, who founded the A&H’s Maitland Art Center (then The Research Studio) in 1937, with assistance from philanthropist Mary Curtis Bok. Artists Maury Hurt and Bill Orr were instrumental in leading the movement to save the A&H’s Maitland Art Center from developers in 1969. “Art Legends of Orange County: Smith, Orr, Hurt, Bok – The Grand Experiment” will be unveiled during Culture Pop! on Jan. 15, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. More than the typical art opening, allows guests to interact with the art and the artists. Prior to Culture Pop!, the A&H will host a free public panel for the Art Legends of Orange County community collaboration. Celebrate those artists who are no longer with us but whose impact we still feel today during Gone But Not Forgotten on Jan. 15 at 5:30 p.m. Additional details are available at artandhistory.org or 407-539-2181.