Skip to main content
Winter Park / Maitland Observer Wednesday, May. 18, 2011 6 years ago

Calendar and Family Calendar



Winter Park presents its annual Spring Cleanup, which provides an extra “bonus” pickup day so that residents can dispose of bulky items. Remaining pick-up days are: southwest - Thursday, May 26, southeast - Friday, May 27. Call 407-599-3220.


NAIOP Central Florida will host a luncheon program titled “Intermodal Update: Transportation-Driven Real Estate Development” from noon to 1 p.m. May 19 at the Sheraton Downtown, 400 W. Livingston St. Visit or call 407-227-7461.

At 6 p.m. May 19, JFS will hold a special Women’s Forum at Mitchell’s Fish Market in the Winter Park Village focused on building relationships “Beyond the Bouquet.” Register at or call 407-644-7593, ext. 227.

Film Night features “The Full Monty” at 7 p.m. May 19 at University Club of Winter Park.


Community Conversations will offer the opportunity to talk about city-related topics at the Winter Park Welcome Center on 151 W. Lyman Ave. from 8:30-11:30 a.m. May 20. Space is limited, so please RSVP to [email protected] or call 407-599-3245.

Become a Hospice Volunteer Orientation is from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 20 at Samaritan Care Hospice of Florida, 1300 N. Semoran Blvd., Suite 210, Orlando. Call 407-514-1327.

Relay for Life Winter Park 2011 will be held on May 20-21 at Showalter Field, 2525 Cady Way. The 18-hour walk begins at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Lara Haslach or George Butt at [email protected]


Celebrate the men and women that keep our country safe and their families that support them at Armed Forces Day at Mead Garden, 1500 S. Denning Drive. This free event is from noon-4 p.m. May 21. Email [email protected] or call 407-599-2800.

The Orlando Music Club will be holding a Winners' Circle Recital featuring local and state competition young musicians on May 21 at Rollins College Tiedtke Concert Hall, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park. The 4:30 p.m. portion will feature many of the soloists who won the OMC Scholarship Auditions. Concerto winners will perform their winning repertoire at the 6 p.m. event. The suggested donation at the door is $5 for adults and $1 for children 10 and younger. Visit for more information.

Opening May 21, Woof Gang Bakery Winter Park will offer full- and self-service grooming, doggie day care and a wide selection of pet foods and supplies. The grand opening begins at 10 a.m. and will feature events and giveaways such as a raffle for a year’s supply of pet food, free treat and pet food samples and refreshments. The first 25 dogs in line will receive free treats for a year. The store is located at 918 Orange Ave. Visit or call 407-812-WOOF (9663).


Swim in Lake Baldwin, ride and run around Baldwin Park, and enjoy the experience of competing in the Corporate Challenge with co-workers at the Seventh Annual Orlando Triathlon in Baldwin Park. The event will begin at 7 a.m. May 22. Visit to register.

The Central Florida “Nine 4 Gehrig” Golf Classic will be held on May 22 at historic Winter Park Country Club and will raise much-needed funds for the research to find a cure for ALS. To sign up as a sponsor or register to golf in the event go to and click “online registration.”

From 11 a.m. to noon May 22, the “Ride like a HOGstar” bike convoy will travel on I-4 from Downtown Disney to Orlando Harley-Davidson I-4 Historic Factory Dealership. Ride registration will be from 9:30-10:45 a.m. in Downtown Disney Parking Lot N (adjacent to Cirque du Soleil), and requires a $20 donation (cash or check) per bike to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. The first 300 bikes will receive two free raffle tickets for a chance to win a 2011 Harley-Davidson Road King.

Help increase awareness of kidney disease, raise funds for research and boost your own activity level at the 2011 Orlando Kidney Walk on UCF’s Memory Mall on May 22. Registration is free and will begin at 8:30 a.m., and the walk begins at 10 a.m. Visit for more information.


Join the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce at 7:30 a.m. May 24 for a panel discussion moderated by Orlando Sentinel columnist Scott Maxwell. Panelists include Sen. David Simmons and Rep. Scott Randolph. The event will be held in the Rachel D. Murrah Civic Center, 1050 W. Morse Blvd. The cost is $25 for members, $30 for non-members.

Winter Park, in collaboration with the Orange County Cooperative Extension, presents “Gardening with Native Plants” from 6-8 p.m. May 24 at the Winter Park Welcome Center, 151 W. Lyman Ave. There will be a Q&A session with Jennifer Ramos after each seminar. The event is free, but registration is required. Call 407-599-3597.


Association for Corporate Growth, Orlando Chapter presents the 2011 SMART Awards with keynote speaker Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs. Winners in eight industry award categories will be announced at the awards luncheon on May 25 at the DoubleTree Orlando Downtown, 60 S. Ivanhoe Blvd. The cost is $65 for ACG Members, $85 for Non-Members and $750 for a corporate table of eight. Online registration at is open through Monday, May 20.

Club member and UCF professor Dr. Aaron Liberman will discuss his book “Raising a Parent,” and how to meet the needs of aging parents as their physical and mental abilities evolve, at 7 p.m. May 25. This free event will be held in University Club of Winter Park. Visit or call 407-644-6149.


Winter Park High School Drama presents its annual Festival of One-Acts at 7:30 p.m. May 27 and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. May 28 at the Ann Derflinger Auditorium on the main campus. This year’s Festival will be comprised of four one-act plays written, produced, directed and designed entirely by students. Tickets are $5 at the door.

Family Calendar

The Dojo of Maitland is offering a summer camp for students ages 5-13, Monday-Fridays, $120 per week. The Dojo is at 1443 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland. Email [email protected] or call 407-637-2993.

Orange County Public Schools is offering free summer VPK for eligible 4-year-olds born between Sept. 2, 2006 and Sept. 1, 2007. The program is from June 14-Aug. 4. Visit for more information.

The Florida Native Plant Society is hosting an Eco Explorers event for youth ages 5-14 on May 20-21 at the Sheraton Orlando North in Maitland. Visit for more information.

The 25th Anniversary Celebration of Winter Park High School International Baccalaureate Programme is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 21 at the Main Campus Auditorium. Lunch is $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Call 407-622-3212.

Winter Park High School Drama presents the Festival Of One-Acts at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 27 and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 28 at the Ann Derflinger Auditorium. Tickets are $5.

Mead Gardens presents “Science of Plants!” 9-11 a.m. May 28. The cost is $5 per child and free for adults. Visit for registration information.

Youth have until May 31 to enter the 2011 Kids Who Give contest at for a chance to share their story and win up to $2,500 for their chosen charity and a trip to New York City.

The JCC presents a Water Carnival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 5, at the Roth JCC of Greater Orlando, 851 N. Maitland Ave. Admission is $25 for a family of four and $5 for every additional person. Contact Julie Varkonyi at 407-645-5933, extension 238 or email [email protected] for details.

The Morse Museum is offering free programs for youth on eight select Tuesdays (June 21 and 28; July 5, 12, 19, and 26; and Aug. 2) and four Fridays (June 24; July 8 and 22; and Aug. 5). Call 407-645-5311, extension 136, to make a reservation.

Orlando Rep Theatre, 1001 Princeton St. Orlando Presents “Olivia” at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 25, and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 26. For tickets, email [email protected] or call 407-542-4526.

The Maitland Public Library, 501 S. Maitland Ave., has story times for toddlers and preschoolers at 6 p.m. every Monday and 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday. Baby story time is at 10:30 a.m. every Thursday. Reading Buddies is at 4 p.m. every Thursday. Call 407-647-7700.

Related Stories