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Calendar for the week of July 19, 2018.

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by: Amy Quesinberry Community Editor

THURSDAY, JULY 19

50+ DAY TRIP: PAINT PARTY

1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 19, at SoBo art gallery, 127 S. Boyd St., Winter Garden. Create an original painting and have fun doing it. No talent? No experience? No problem. Paint parties are facilitated by a SoBo artists. Take your creative spirit and your own adult refreshments. Take home your original painting and maybe some new friends. Gallery provides all materials. Take your own beverage and a snack to share. No transportation is provided for this activity. Cost is $30 for city residents, $32 for others. (407) 656-4111.

 

SUMMER MOVIE SERIES: “THE NUTTY PROFESSOR”

7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 19, at the Garden Theatre, 160 W. Plant St., Winter Garden. Enjoy a summer tradition with classic favorites. Tickets are $8. Gardentheatre.org/movies.

 

LYRICAL FUN AND MUSIC TRIVIA

6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 19, at the Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant St. This poetry-free session offers the deconstructing of famous song lyrics and stating the thought in language everyone can understand – or not. You’ll also have a chance to show your music trivia skills. (407) 835-7323.

 

MOVIN’ & GROOVIN’ TO SILLY DANCE TUNES

3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 19, at the Windermere Library, 530 Main St. Put on your dancing shoes and boogie down to the beat of your favorite dance tunes. Ages 3 to 12. (407) 835-7323.

 

CUISINE CORNER: FLORIDIAN CUISINE

6 p.m. Thursday, July 19, at the Windermere Library, 530 Main St. Join Chef Warren Caterson as he shows you how to prepare quick and healthy meals using seafood, poultry and meat with locally grown fruits and vegetables. Book sale and signing to follow event. For more information on Chef Warren, visit chefwarrencaterson.com. (407) 835-7323.

 

SATURDAY, JULY 21

MEET THE AUTHOR

11 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 21, at the Windermere Library, 530 Main St. Margaret Mincks will discuss her new book, “Payback on Poplar Lane,” and then attendees can participate in an interactive character-building workshop. Registration required at (407) 835-7323.

 

WGAA BOOK CLUB

Noon Saturday, July 21, at the SoBo Gallery, 127 S. Boyd St., Winter Garden. Hosted by the Winter Garden Art Association, this book club for art lovers will include art historical references, discussions and images of the artworks mentioned in the books read. The next book is “Lust for Life,” by Irving Stone, which gives readers a glimpse into the troubled mind and heart of Vincent van Gogh. Presented by Central Florida art historian, artist and writer Adrienne H. Lee. Tickets are $10 for WGAA members, $15 for others. To register, visit 

wgart.org/events/summer-book-club-lust-for-life/. For information, call (407) 347-7996.

 

SUNDAY, JULY 22

INVESTIGATING THE WORLD OF INSECTS

10 a.m. to noon Sunday, July 22, at Nehrling Gardens, 2267 Hempel Ave., Gotha. Practice the skills needed to become a junior entomologist, including how to identify different insects and evaluate the many important roles insects have within an ecosystem. Lean how to use these skills to investigate insect activity in your backyard and start your own insect collection. Suggested donation of $10 per child. Contact Kassy Holmes at [email protected]. Nehrlinggardens.org.

 

SUMMER MOVIE SERIES: “INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS”

7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 22, at the Garden Theatre, 160 W. Plant St., Winter Garden. Enjoy a summer tradition with classic favorites. Tickets are $8. Gardentheatre.org/movies.

 

TUESDAY, JULY 24

50+ DAY TRIP: “MAMMA MIA!”

12:15 to 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, July 24; meet at Jessie Brock Community Center, 310 N. Dillard St., Winter Garden. Go with friends to see “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” in Ocoee, an original musical based on the songs of ABBA. Cost is $14 for city residents, $16 for others, for transportation and movie; or $6 for those who want to drive on their own. (407) 656-4111.

 

COOKIES & MILK WITH A COP

10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 24, at the West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. West Oaks Branch, 1821 E. Silver Star Road., Ocoee. Children can meet local police officers and enjoy a story, cookies and milk. This series is a great chance to interact with officers in a fun and informative environment. Sponsored by the Ocoee Police Department. (407) 835-7323.

 

K-POP DANCE PARTY

3 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, at the Southwest Library, 7255 Della Drive, Orlando.If you have K-Drama feelings for K-Pop music, then the library is where you need to be. Trivia, activities and fandom crafts included. (407) 835-7323.

 

SOUTHWEST BOOK CLUB

7 to 8:45 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, at the Southwest Library, 7255 Della Drive, Orlando. Discuss this month’s selection, “Before the Fall,” by Noah Hawley. When a small plane carrying wealthy passengers crashes into the ocean, a 4-year-old boy and a down-on-his-luck painter are the tragedy’s only survivors. Odd coincidences surrounding the crash point to a possible conspiracy. Winner of the 2017 Edgar Award for Best Novel. Ages 18 and up. (407) 835-7323.

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25

TAI CHI

9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays in the Building A Dance Room 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. First class is free. Visit st.lukes.org/sports, email [email protected] or call (407) 876-4991, Ext. 290, for details.

 

THURSDAY, JULY 26

SUMMER MOVIE SERIES: “THE LION IN WINTER”

7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 26, at the Garden Theatre, 160 W. Plant St., Winter Garden. Enjoy a summer tradition with classic favorites. Tickets are $8. Gardentheatre.org/movies.

 

METROWEST FOOD TRUCK CONNECTION

6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 26, at Veranda Park, 2295 S. Hiawassee Road, Orlando. Take a night off from cooking, grab the family and some friends, and enjoy a wide variety of culinary delights ranging from barbecue, burgers, lobster and ice cream. (407) 601-5995.

 

GENEALOGY 101

11 a.m. Thursday, July 26, at the West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. This introductory program will introduce you to genealogical terms, techniques and sources. Learn helpful suggestions on how you can begin to research your family’s story. (407) 835-7323.

 

LITTLE CHEF: A FULL SCOOP

2 p.m. Thursday, July 26, at the West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee.  Let’s mix and sprinkle fun toppings to make a delicious ice-cream treat to keep us cool. This is a “Mommy or Daddy and Me” event. Ages 3 to 5. (407) 835-7323

 

FRIDAY, JULY 27

ANNIE JR.

7 p.m. Friday, July 27, and Saturday, July 28, at the Maxey Community Center, 830 Klondike St., Winter Garden. Organized by St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, the production is put on by the East Winter Garden Community Alliance. Arts After 5 is a community partner. The program allows youth to participate in a production that stimulates and cultivates their minds during the summer. Admission is $2, and tickets can be purchased from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday at 1000 Lincoln Terrace, Winter Garden, or at eventbrite.com/o/st-lukes-united-methodist-church-9567745659.

 

JAZZ IN THE TOWN CENTER

5 p.m. Friday, July 27, in the Oakland Meeting Hall, 221 N. Arrington St., Oakland. Enjoy a relaxing evening featuring live smooth jazz with eats and drinks from Melts on Main Street. Presented by HapCo Music Foundation. (407) 656-1117.

 

WINDERMERE FOOD TRUCK NIGHT

5 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, July 27, at Windermere Town Hall, 520 Main St. Hosted by the Town of Windermere Downtown Business Committee, the event offers a variety of food trucks serving meals, drinks and snacks. Attendees should bring a blanket or chair for comfort. (407) 876-2563.

 

SATURDAY, JULY 28

ONP SCIENCE SATURDAY

10 a.m. Saturday, July 28, at the Oakland Nature Preserve, 747 Machete Trail, Oakland. Members of the Avian Reconditioning Center for Birds of Prey are hosting an education seminar, and visitors can see these magnificent birds up close. Suitable for all ages. Free for ONP members, $5 for others. Limited seating available. Advanced registration recommended at oaklandnaturepreserve.org.

 

BELAC CHILDHOOD CANCER 5K FUN RUN/WALK

7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake, 3401 S. Hiawassee Road, Orlando. The event raises funds for the Belac Childhood Foundation. The mission, in Caleb Solomon Williams’ name, is to find a cure for T-cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma. For information, visit calebsolomonwilliamsfoundation.org/our-founder.

 

SUMMER MOVIE SERIES: “THE KING AND I”

7:30 p.m. Sunday July 29, at the Garden Theatre, 160 W. Plant St., Winter Garden. Enjoy a summer tradition with classic favorites. Tickets are $8. Gardentheatre.org/movies.

 

MONDAY, JULY 30

SING & DANCE WITH ALINA CELESTE

10:30 a.m. Monday, July 30, at the Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant St. Internationally touring family musician and teaching artist Alina Celeste combines classic folk songs with simple and melodic original tunes for an infectious good time. Ages 3 to 12. (407) 835-7323.

 

SING & DANCE WITH ALINA CELESTE

3 p.m. Monday, July 30, at the Southwest Library, 7255 Della Drive, Orlando. Internationally touring family musician and teaching artist Alina Celeste combines classic folk songs with simple and melodic original tunes for an infectious good time. Ages 3 to 12. (407) 835-7323.

 

TUESDAY, JULY 31

COOKIES & MILK WITH A COP

10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 31, at the West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. West Oaks Branch, 1821 E. Silver Star Road., Ocoee. Children can meet local police officers and enjoy a story, cookies and milk. This series is a great chance to interact with officers in a fun and informative environment. Sponsored by the Ocoee Police Department. (407) 835-7323.

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