Calendar for the week of July 28, 2018
THURSDAY, JULY 26
SUMMER MOVIE SERIES: “THE LION IN WINTER”
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.
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
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
FFA CAR WASH
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at Fifth Third Bank, 3004 Daniels Road, in the Winter Garden Village at Fowler Groves. The West Orange High School FFA chapter is accepting donations at this car wash to benefit the program. (407) 905-2400.
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.
OAKES ANIMAL HOSPITAL GRAND OPENING
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Oakes Animal Hospital, 11101 Roberson Road, Winter Garden. Polka Dogz pet rescue will be doing pet adoptions onsite. The public is invited to take a first look at Oakes Animal Hospital. Burgers and hotdogs will be served. (407) 347-8514.
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.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 1
FIRST WEDNESDAY NETWORKING
7:45 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, at 13790 Bridgewater Crossings Blvd., #1080, Windermere. Join the Horizon West Professionals for networking with like-minded business men and women. (407) 574-2477.
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, at Heller Hall, 21 E. Plant St., Winter Garden. The Winter Garden Heritage Foundation is offering residents a glimpse into the world of agriculture and farming in West Orange County. Join a panel of local agriculture experts representing organic farms/retailers, the citrus industry and new innovations in farming techniques. Gain insight into what is offered in our own backyard and the progression of agriculture in West Orange County.
Seating is limited. For reservations, call (407) 656-3244 or email email@example.com.
INTRODUCTION TO THE SEWING MACHINE
2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, at the West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. Ever wanted to make your own custom clothes, home decor, costumes or accessories? Join this basic sewing class and learn about sewing safety, basic sewing machine skills and stitching seams. (407) 835-7323.
THURSDAY, AUG. 2
SUMMER MOVIE SERIES: “SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS”
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, at the Garden Theatre, 160 W. Plant St., Winter Garden. Enjoy a summer tradition with classic favorites. Tickets are $8. Gardentheatre.org/movies.
3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, at the Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant St. Take your plants, get your soil pH tested and ask questions. Volunteers from the UF/IFAS Orange County Extension Office will be available to answer questions and assess plant issues. (407) 835-7323.
SATURDAY, AUG. 4
LAKEVIEW HIGH CLASS OF 1963 REUNION
5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Winter Garden Elks Lodge, 700 Ninth St., Winter Garden. Reservations are required for this 55-year class reunion. For information, call Johnnie Horsley at (407) 464-1954 or (407) 925-6266.
KIDS’ END-OF-SUMMER CELEBRATION
2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant St. Celebration your summer of fun. Bring your Prize Pass to enter the grand-prize drawing for bicycles, attractions tickets and more. Ages 6 to 12. Visit ocls.info/srpkids for complete rules. (407) 835-7323.
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at the West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. Find out exactly what it takes to embark on the journey of homeownership. All participants will be entered into a drawing for the chance to win a door prize. Presented by Eneida Cortes of Keller Williams Classic Realty and other real-estate professionals. (407) 835-7323.
SUNDAY, AUG. 5
INTRODUCTION TO THE FASHION OF INDIA
4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, at the West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. Enjoy an Indian fashion show and learn about the use of rich and bold colors, jewelry and fabric trends, including the customs and styles of India. (407) 835-7323.
MONDAY, AUG. 6
7 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays starting Aug. 6 at the Jessie Brock Community Center, 310 N. Dillard St. Winter Garden. This Russian martial art focuses on self-defense methods, greater strength and endurance, patience and working with others. Winter Garden is the only place in Central Florida to practice this art used by Russian Special Forces! 18 and older. Cost is $15 per class for four weeks; or $45 for city residents, $55 for others, for a four-week session.
CANVAS WALL ART
4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, at the Southwest Library, 7255 Della Drive, Orlando. Brighten your walls with a stunning piece of art made with your very own creativity. Recommended for ’tweens and teens. (407) 835-7323.
TUESDAY, AUG. 7
ACCESS TO ART
10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Aug. 7, at the West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. If there is an aspiring artist in you, join in and learn the basics of pencil sketching objects. Session leader Delores Williams is a self-taught artist and loves to paint portraits, still life and seascapes using mostly oil, watercolor and pencil sketches. Supplies are limited; attendees are encouraged to bring their own No. 2 pencils or colored pencils and a sketch pad. (407) 835-7323.
CUISINE CORNER JUNIOR: POP’T CANVAS
5 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 7, at the West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. Celebrate all that is special about Pop-Tart: the filling, frosting and sprinkles that dazzle our taste buds. Add your own twist as you use your imagination to make a blank canvas pop. Recommended for upper elementary, ’tweens and teens. (407) 835-7323.