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Winter Park / Maitland Observer Thursday, Apr. 16, 2015 4 years ago


Walk Like MADD


Women With a Vision is hosting its third annual SPREE consignment sale at 330 Fairbanks Ave. in Winter Park on April 17, 18 and 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This sale helps raise funds for Lighthouse Central Florida's Early Intervention program, which helps children up to 5 years of age who are blind or have visual impairments. This three-day sale in Winter Park features designer fashions for women, men and children, including Armani, Kate Spade, Tory Burch and many more. For more information, visit

Come see the classiest gang of New York mobsters in “Guys and Dolls” at the Annie Russell Theatre on the Rollins College campus. With classic songs like “Luck Be a Lady” and “Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat,” audiences will be humming along with this multiple Tony Award-winning musical. The show will be presented from April 17 – April 25. For more information and tickets, visit

Grab a blanket or bring your lawn chair to the Alfond Inn on April 17 and enjoy a glass of wine, live music or a cigar while the Alfond Inn chef fires up his Caja box for his Winter Park award-winning Roasted Pig. Tickets are $30 and include live music under the stars, wine portions, smoked pig with accompaniments, valet parking and extended happy hour. The event runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Visit for more information.


Children ages 18 months to 10 years old can enjoy a night at the Roth JCC, located at 851 N. Maitland Ave., from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. while parents enjoy a night off! Kids have a blast with themed activities, eat a pizza dinner and then watch a movie to end the night. Kids are welcome to pack a pair of pajamas for some sleepover-themed fun. For more information and pricing, call Amanda Dennis at 407-645-5933.

Walk Like MADD and help end drunk driving at Mothers Against Drunk Driving’s signature annual event. This year it will be held on Saturday, April 18, at Harbor Park. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the ceremony follows at 9:30 a.m. Registration is $20 for adults, $15 for youth. Funds raised benefit MADD Central Florida, which provides community education, victim support services and youth programs all over Central Florida. For more information, visit

First Congregational Church of Winter Park presents Roy Rivers and Reverend Shawn Garvey for an evening of music on April 18 at 7 p.m. Roy Rivers, six-time ECMA nominated artist who has sold out Red Rocks Amphitheater twice, and Shawn Garvey, senior minister of First Congregational Church, will join together for a first-ever joint performance celebrating the life of singer, songwriter and activist John Denver. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased online at or at the door.


Don’t miss Earth Day in the Park presented by the city of Winter Park’s Sustainability Program and Keep Winter Park Beautiful (KWPB), which will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Central Park on Sunday, April 19. After the mayor’s welcome, Winter Park Green School Grant will present awards, followed by the Green Workplace Challenge kick-off at 11:30 a.m. There’s fun for all ages including a kids’ zone with games, face painting, an eco-friendly slime challenge, and tie-dye T-shirts by Rollins College. Goodwill Industries will be out there with recycling stations and IDEAS For Us will present environment-focused films. The Urban Forestry Division will host a live oak tree planting at 1 p.m. in memory of community philanthropist Kenneth Murrah near the Rose Garden. Certified arborists will also be on site to answer questions and give away an assortment of one-gallon containerized trees for city residents to take home.


The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, in association with Rollins College, is presenting the 2015 Hugh F. McKean Public Lecture on Thursday, April 21. Anne-Marie O’Connor, author of the award-winning book, “The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt’s Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer,” will be presenting. O’Connor will share details from her riveting 2012 book on the Viennese Jewish society figure who became the subject of a Gustav Klimt painting confiscated by the Nazis. The McKean Public Lecture is at 7:30 p.m. in the John M. Tiedtke Concert Hall at Rollins College. Admission is free. A reception, also open to the public, will follow the lecture.


Learn tips and techniques to help make the most of your smartphone on Wednesday, April 22, at 10 a.m. at the Good Samaritan Society, located at 4197 S. Orange Blossom Trail in Kissimmee. Learn from a local technology expert in a fun and informative classroom setting. To learn more and to RSVP, call 407-933-1999.


For over 15 years, Night on Broadway has been a highlight of the artistic year for Winter Park High School and the Winter Park community. This year’s show, “Once Upon a Time,” transports the audience to the land of knights, princesses, dragons and fairy godmothers. Shows will be Thursday, April 23, Friday, April 24, and Saturday, April 25, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at WPHS. The cast of over 250 chorus students will perform selections from a host of Broadway musicals, bringing alive the themes of beloved fairy tales. Admission is $17 and all proceeds benefit the Tyler Rush Memorial Scholarship Fund. Tickets are available online at, or call 407-628-3028.


Come out to the Fields BMW of Winter Park on Friday, April 24, at 6 p.m. for Art of the Vine: A Food and Wine Experience. The event will include food, wine, live music and silent auctions in support of New Hope for Kids. There will also be a drawing to win a new 2015 BMW 320i. The dealership is located at 963 Wymore Road. The cost for tickets is $85 in advance and $100 at the door. For more information, call 407-331-3059, ext. 10, or visit


Experience a red carpet event unlike any other on Saturday, April 25, as local law enforcement volunteer as fathers for a night to benefit young women, homeless youth and survivors of human trafficking from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Double Tree Hotel at Sea World. This ball is a tremendous initiative to allow fathers and father figures to set a high example and standard for young women who are lacking a male figure in their lives. Reserved seating for law enforcement and young women has already been reserved. To attend event with your daughter or the young lady you have a positive influence on you must purchase a ticket. For more information, call 407-865-4908 or visit

It is time again for Central Florida residents and visitors to lace up their shoes and come out for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA)’s Orlando Take Steps. The fun-filled day is one of more than 100 Take Steps walks occurring across the nation in support of finding a cure for digestive diseases. This year’s Orlando Take Steps Walk begins at 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, in Lake Lily Park in Maitland. Those interested in walking as an individual, or forming a walking team for Orlando Takes Steps, can contact Laura Kraubetz at [email protected], by phone at 646-203-1214 or via the website at

Bring your daughter for a magical evening at the A. Jones Family Foundation Princess Ball from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, at the Orlando Marriot World Center, located at 8701 World Center Drive in Orlando. The event highlights the positive relationships between fathers and daughters, and will feature entertainment from the Orlando Magic Dancers, food, a photo booth, face painting, carriage rides, a silent auction and, of course, appearances by the princesses from our favorite fairy tale stories. Proceeds from the event will support programs at the Florida Hospital for Children. For more information, call Dawn or Andrew at 407-834-5700 or visit Guests must RSVP by April 20.

The Martial Arts World Festival held to benefit House of Hope will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, at the Edgewater High School gymnasium, located at 3100 Edgewater Drive in Orlando. The event will include the Exhibition Team World Championships and showcase more than 500 participants. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. For more information, visit

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