Take a look at our calendar for events this week and this weekend in West Orange County.
THURSDAY, JUNE 14
WEST ORANGE REPUBLICAN WOMEN FEDERATED MEETING
11:20 a.m. doors open at West Orange Country Club, 3300 West Orange Country Club Drive, Winter Garden. Guest speakers are Army Corps 1st Lt. Bill Peterson, a P51 fighter pilot, and Shannon Laurie for Ashley Moody, candidate for attorney general. Lunch is served at noon and costs $20. RSVP to [email protected] or (407) 230-5968.
CANCER SUPPORT GROUP
6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 14, in the Barnes Learning Center Distance Learning Classroom (second floor of Founder’s Hall) at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando. All faiths welcome. This support group is open to cancer fighters, survivors, caregivers and spouses or partners. Meetings include a time of sharing and spiritual and emotional support. This month’s topic is “Chair Yoga and Meditations to Alleviate Stress.” Email [email protected] or call (407) 876-4991, Ext. 262, to register to attend.
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER SUPPORT GROUP
6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 14, in Building B Room 201 at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando. This support group is designed for parents of children and teens on the Autism Spectrum Disorder. The support group for parents of adult children and soon-to-be adult children will resume in September. Share challenges, ideas, concerns, success stories and fellowship. A trained facilitator from UCF CARD offers a brief topical lesson each month. Email [email protected] or call (407) 876-4991, Ext. 262, to register to attend.
SELECTING, PLANTING AND PRUNING TREES AND SHRUBS
6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at the Jessie Brock Community Center, 310 N. Dillard St., Winter Garden. Learn when it’s the best time to plant trees and shrubs and how to get them established in the landscape. Learn how to prune and what tools to use. Cost is $5 per household. Preregister at gardenflorida.eventbrite.com. Call (407) 254-9200 for information.
AMERICAN LEGION MEMBERSHIP MEETING
7 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at the American Legion Post 63, 271 W. Plant St., Winter Garden. Scott Gration, retired U.S Air Force major general, recently joined the post and will speak on Flag Day. Gration has an incredible background and experience in worldwide leadership. He was appointed by President Barack Obama as a special envoy to the Sudan in 2009 and then as ambassador to Kenya in 2011. He served 32 years as a fighter pilot and senior leader in the Air Force. (407) 656-6361.
TEEN SERIES: LIP SYNC BATTLE
6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at the Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant St. Teens are invited to participate in this summer series and win prizes such as bicycles, tickets to local attractions and gift certificates. (407) 835-7323 to register.
FRIDAY, JUNE 15
PATTY SHUKLA’S SUPER MUSIC & MOVEMENT
10:30 a.m. Friday, June 15, at the Southwest Library, 7255 Della Drive, Orlando. Move and shake along with award-winning performer and YouTube sensation Miss Patty. Ages 3 to 12. (407) 835-7323.
SATURDAY, JUNE 16
7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at the Garden Theatre, 160 W. Plant St., Winter Garden. This is New York City’s longest running short-film exhibition and touring show, and it is making its second appearance in Winter Garden. The 90-minute concert of the world’s best short films is strongly recommended for ages 16 and older. Tickets cost $12 general admission. For tickets and information, visit gardentheatre.org or call (407) 877-4736.
CRUZ N CAR SHOW
4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 16, 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.
9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 16, in front of Orange Technical College – Westside Campus, 955 E. Story Road, Winter Garden. The sale benefits the Southeastern Food Bank, a division of Bread of Life Fellowship. All furniture is a brand-new Sam's Club product (possibly with minor defects because they were used for show purposes). (407) 654-7777.
YOGA AND REIKI: TOOLS FOR HEALTH AND ENLIGHTENMENT
6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 18, at the Southwest Library, 7255 Della Drive, Orlando. Learn how simple postures in yoga and the healing powers of Reiki can change your health, add joy and longevity and make a positive difference in your life. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience a gentle yoga class as well as Reiki. Dress comfortably, take a notebook or journal and a large towel or yoga mat. Registration required at ocls.info or call (407) 835-7323. A responsible adult or caregiver must accompany children 10 years of age or younger.
TEEN SERIES: FAMOUS ROCKS
2:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, at the Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant St. Teens are invited to participate in this summer series and win prizes such as bicycles, tickets to local attractions and gift certificates. Register at (407) 835-7323.
VITA RECORDS ONLINE
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, at the West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee.
This reinvented genealogy research series will focus on locating online sources for key genealogical record groups. Births, marriages and deaths are important pieces of information for family history. Become familiar with the key sources for locating ancestors’ vital records and discover a few workarounds when the records you need aren’t available. (407) 835-7323.
CRAFT CLUB FOR ADULTS: MUG DECORATING
6 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at the West Oaks Library, 1721 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. Take your own mug to this program and turn it into an extraordinary work of art. Ages 18 and over. (407) 835-7323.
OPEN LAB: ASK A TECH
3:30 p.m. Friday, June 22, at the Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant St., Winter Garden. Are you stuck on a software-related project or simply need constructive ideas to get you started? A technology trainer will be available to assist you in this open lab. Seating is limited. Registration recommended at (407) 835-7323.
SATURDAY, JUNE 23
WEST ORANGE SOLAR CO-OP SESSION
11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 23, at Jackson Neighborhood Center, 1002 W. Carter St., Orlando. Orange County offers a new solar co-op to residents of West Orange County. The new co-op is open and runs through mid-June 2018. Solar co-ops provide bulk discounts of up to 20 percent for a group of homeowners interested in purchasing solar panels. To learn more and register for an information session, visit solarunitedneighbors.org or email [email protected].
MUSIC IN THE LIBRARY: FLORIDA SONGS AND STORIES
10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 23, at the Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant St. Join Chris Kahl as he presents Florida songs and stories for kids. His interactive, folk-style music program highlights Florida history, animals and environmental themes. Audience members will also learn about his acoustic guitar, harmonica and mandolin and have a chance to play an instrument at the end. (407) 835-7323.
CRUISIN’ INTO COMEDY WITH GIGI AND COMPANY
11 a.m. Saturday, June 23, at the Windermere Library, 530 Main St. Performing for more than a decade with the Greatest Show on Earth, this duo combines circus skills of physical comedy, dance, mime, comedy magic and juggling. Zeus the performance dog is back in action with an entertaining musical piece. Ages 6 to 12. (407) 835-7323.
MONDAY, JUNE 25
TEEN SERIES: COMIC BOOKS ROCK!
2:30 p.m. Monday, June 25, at the Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant St. Teens are invited to participate in this summer series and win prizes such as bicycles, tickets to local attractions and gift certificates. (407) 835-7323 to register.
BIZKIDS CAMP: DEVELOP YOUR BUSINESS IDEA
1:30 p.m. Monday, June 25, at the Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant St. BizKids Camp: Do you have an idea but don't know where to start? In this three-day camp, you will develop a business idea, create a business plan and pitch your concept to an audience. Ages 10 to 12. Seating is limited; registration recommended at (407) 835-7323.
TUESDAY, JUNE 26
SOUTHWEST BOOK CLUB
7 to 8:45 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, at the Southwest Library, 7255 Della Drive, Orlando. This month’s selection is “When Breath Becomes Air,” by Paul Kalanithi. An Ivy League-trained, award-winning young neurosurgeon describes how after receiving a terminal diagnosis with lung cancer, he explored the dynamics of his roles as a patient and care provider, the philosophical conundrums about a meaningful life and how he wanted to spend his final days. (407) 835-7323.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27