See what events are taking place locally in the next week.
THURSDAY, APRIL 19
WINTER GARDEN WINE WALK
6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 19, beginning at the farmer’s market pavilion, 104 S. Lakeview Ave., in downtown Winter Garden. Enjoy wine, food, music and shopping at the annual wine walk hosted by the Garden Choir. Tickets are $10 to $30 and available at wintergardenwinewalk.com.
ART HISTORY TRENDING
6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at the Winter Garden Art Association’s SoBo Art Gallery, 127 S. Boyd St., Winter Garden. “Pop Culture, Social Media & Instagram” is this month’s discussion in the series of art historical topics through the lens of today’s social media and pop culture trends, such as self-portraits and the selfie culture. Register at wgart.org/events/lecture-arthistorytrending. Information at (407) 347-7996.
FRIDAY, APRIL 20
HAND IN HAND WITH OPD
5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 20, at Family Dollar Store, 1403 Wurst Road, Ocoee. As part of the Building Community Partnerships program, the Ocoee Police Department is holding meet-and-greets to give residents a chance to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know the officers. (407) 554-7197 or [email protected].
“THE GREATEST SHOWMAN”
6:30 p.m. Friday, April 20, at The Grove, 4750-4757 The Grove Drive, Orlando, near Windermere. Enjoy a pre-show featuring the Menestrelli Dog Circus before a family-friendly musical film inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum at 7:45. Take snacks, lawn chairs and blankets. Thegroveorlando.com.
FRIDAYS ON THE PLAZA
7 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 20, at the gazebo on Plant Street in downtown Winter Garden. Enjoy Jade Frances and her pop and acoustic music. (407) 656-4111.
SATURDAY, APRIL 21
WINE & DINE FOR THE ARTS
5 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Oakland Town Center, 221 N. Arrington St., Oakland. Enjoy an evening of Caribbean flavors and jazz and support HapCo’s programs, which help students through art and music education. Performers are trombonist Vincent Gardner and bassist Thomas Milovac. Chef Anthony Fothergill has created a Caribbean-inspired menu. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased at eventbrite.com/e/wine-and-dine-for-the-arts-international-jazz-month-2018-tickets-35654687129.
CRUZ N CAR SHOW
4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 21, along Plant Street in downtown Winter Garden. Check out vintage cars and trucks, or enter your own for a chance to win prizes. (407) 656-4111.
UMW INSPIRATIONAL WOMEN’S RETREAT
8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando, in The Attic in Building C. The United Methodist Women are sponsoring the retreat featuring Christian author Ann Joyner as the guest speaker. The theme is “Joy is a Choice.” The $30 ticket includes a continental breakfast, program, craft, catered lunch and a copy of Joyner’s book. For information, visit st.lukes.org/umwretreat or call (407) 342-4204 or (407) 620-8122.
TUESDAY, APRIL 24
50+ STRETCH AND STRENGTH CLASS
9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the gymnasium at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando. Al Aki will teach the class. Cost is $2 per class; drop-ins are welcome. Visit st.lukes.org/sports, email [email protected] or call (407) 876-4991, Ext. 290, for details.
SOUTHWEST BOOK CLUB
7 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at the Southwest Library, 7255 Della Drive, Orlando. This month’s selection is “Small Great Things,” by Jodi Picoult. Anyone age 18 or older may attend. The book club meets monthly. No registration needed. (407) 835-7323.
WEDNESDAY, APRI: 25
50+ EXERCISE CLASS
10 to 11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays in the gymnasium at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando. Al Aki will teach the class. Cost is $2 per class; drop-ins are welcome. Visit st.lukes.org/sports, email [email protected] or call (407) 876-4991, Ext. 290, for details.
THURSDAY, APRIL 26
“KISS ME KATE” AT WHS
7 p.m. Thursday, April 26, and Friday, April 27; and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Windermere High School, 5523 Winter Garden Vineland Road. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $15 for premium seats and can be purchased at teachtix.com/whs.
MEET THE POLICE PROGRAM
4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at the Ocoee Police Department, 646 Ocoee Commerce Parkway. The OPD is inviting residents with Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as parents or caregivers, to tour the police station to meet with officers. The meetings will allow officers to get to know members of the community who live with autism in order to better serve them during an emergency or other call for service. To arrange a tour of the police station, call, (407) 905-3160.
ART HISTORY TRENDING
6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at the Winter Garden Art Association’s SoBo Art Gallery, 127 S. Boyd St., Winter Garden. “Pop Culture, Social Media & Instagram” is this month’s discussion in the series of art historical topics through the lens of today’s social media and pop culture trends, such as memes. Register at wgart.org/events/lecture-arthistorytrending. Information at (407) 347-7996.
6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at the GFWC Woman’s Club of Ocoee, 4 N. Lakewood Drive, Ocoee. Join members for food, fun, a raffle and prizes. Proceeds benefit the club’s projects. Tickets are $10. To reserve a seat, contact Mary Black at (407) 656-7115 or [email protected].
FRIDAY, APRIL 27
AMERICAN LEGION 98TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER
6:30 p.m. Friday, April 27, at American Legion Post 63, 271 Plant St., Winter Garden. The post was granted a temporary charter dated April 26, 1920, with 15 charter members. Hugh T. Gregory was chosen for the name of the post, in memory of the Winter Garden resident who was killed in World War I. (407) 656-6361.
FRIDAYS ON THE PLAZA
7 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 27, at the gazebo on Plant Street in downtown Winter Garden. Enjoy the Good Times Jazz Band. (407) 656-4111.
SATURDAY, APRIL 28
SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS AT DPHS
4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Dr. Phillips High School, 6500 Turkey Lake Road, Orlando. DPHS Theatre Troupe 4276 is hosting a fun afternoon of Scottish Highlands. The Disney-Pixar film “Brave” will be shown at 5 p.m. Admission is free. All proceeds from games, concessions and merchandise will benefit the troupe’s summer trip to Scotland. (407) 355-3200.
CORKS, CALADIUMS & CANVASES
5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Nehrling Gardens, 2267 Hempel Ave., Gotha. Stroll historic gardens while sampling wines and foods of the world where the plants and trees originated. View artists at work with original art for purchase and auction. There will be live music, a silent auction and gift shop. Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door and are available at nehrlinggardens.org. (407) 455-9977.
OCOEE FIRE DEPARTMENT OPEN HOUSE
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Ocoee Fire Station 25, 563 S. Bluford Ave., Ocoee. Meet the city’s firefighters, enter to win prizes and enjoy guided station tours, music, games and free hot dogs and snacks. Children can enjoy a bounce house, games, toys, free helmets and coloring books. (407) 905-3140.
SPRING DAY TEA
2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Woman’s Club of Ocoee, 4 N. Lakewood Ave., Ocoee. The local GFWC club is hosting the annual spring tea, and women are invited to don their hats and join the party. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling Pattie Smith at (407) 656-7115 or emailing [email protected].
FAMILY FUN DAY
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Horizon West Community Church, 6121 Avalon Road, Winter Garden. Enjoy train rides, inflatables, face-painting and a variety of games. (407) 877-6237.
VOLUNTEER INFORMATION MEETING
1 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Oakland Nature Preserve, 747 Machete Trail, Oakland. ONP is holding an informational meeting regarding volunteer opportunities for youth and adults. Topics will include Leaders in Training for ages 13-17, Eco-Interpreters for ages 15-17, an adult museum docent program, ONP trail guides and restoration volunteers. For information, visit oaklandnaturepreserve.org/volunteer/.
APOPKA ART AND FOLIAGE FESTIVAL
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 28, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at Kit Land Nelson Park, 35 S. Park Ave., Apopka. Shop an array of foliage direct from wholesale growers, as well as arts and crafts from vendors.
WORLD TAI CHI AND QIGONG DAY
2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Southwest Library, 7255 Della Drive, Orlando. Join Sifu Al Aki, who has more than 10 years of experience in Tai Chi and Aikido. He is certified in the Yang long form and teaches Tai Chi at the Dr. Phillips YMCA and Roper YMCA and several churches. No prior Tai Chi experience needed. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Chairs provided if needed. Ages 13 and older. Reservation required at ocls.info or (407) 835-7323. Register online at ocls.info or call 407.835.7323.
MONDAY, APRIL 30
10:30 a.m. Monday, April 30, at the Southwest Library, 7255 Della Drive, Orlando.
Toddlers can enjoy a special parachute playtime with rhymes and songs. Ages 18 months through 3 years. Seating is limited; registration recommended at (407) 835-7323.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 2
KINDERGARTEN ROUNDUP AT DSES
9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, at Dillard Street Elementary School, 311 N. Dillard St., Winter Garden. Parents are invited to bring their upcoming kindergartners in for refreshments and tours of their school. (407) 877-5000.
SATURDAY, MAY 5
KENTUCKY DERBY NIGHT
5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at The Pines of Windermere, 3409 Maguire Road, Windermere. Join the West Orange Junior Service League for its biggest fundraiser of the year, the annual Run for the Roses. The evening includes derby-inspired food and drinks, a hat contest, video horse racing, silent auction and a live showing of the Kentucky Derby. Tickets are $100 in advance and $150 the day of the event and can be purchased at eventbrite.com/e/run-for-the-roses-2018-tickets-42546282075.
10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 5, at the Oakland Nature Preserve, 747 Machete Trail, Oakland. Christy LeDuc leads this family-suitable program, teaching attendees about different native insects of Florida. The program starts in the classroom and continues with a guided hike on the preserve so participants can see bugs up close. Take a reusable water bottle and wear closed-toe shoes. Bug nets and containers are provided. Cost is $5 donation for non-members, free for members. Register at oaklandnaturepreserve.org/insect-safari.
THURSDAY, MAY 10
NIGHT ON DILLARD STREET DRAGON EXPERIENCE
6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at Dillard Street Elementary School, 311 N. Dillard St., Winter Garden. This community night will showcase all the programs that DSES has to offer and includes food trucks and fun activities. (407) 877-5000.
SATURDAY, MAY 12
NIGHT AT THE PRESERVE
6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at the Oakland Nature Preserve, 747 Machete Trail, Oakland. The elegant evening at the preserve includes gourmet food, music, chance drawings and a sunset toast. Tickets are $50 and are available at Oaklandnaturepreserve.org/natp.
THURSDAY, MAY 17
PALM LAKE ELEMENTARY SENIOR RECEPTION
3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at Palm Lake Elementary School, 8000 Pin Oak Drive, Orlando. High school seniors who attended PLES are invited to celebrate their graduation with their classmates and former teachers. (407) 354-2610