Find something fun or educational to do this week and weekend in West Orange County.
THURSDAY, JUNE 7
3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at the Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant St. Bring your plants and get your soil pH tested and ask questions. Master gardener volunteers from the UF/IFAS Orange County Extension Office will be available to answer gardening questions and to assess any plant issues. (407) 835-7323.
TEEN SERIES: LITERARY GUITARS
6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 7, 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 8
7:30 p.m. Friday, June 8, and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at Showcasewg, 12100 W. Colonial Drive, Winter Garden. Cirque e Musica presents “Legends,” a tribute to pop’s most-recognized performers, Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, The Blues Brothers and The Beatles. Performers from Cirque du Soleil, Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, SeaWorld and Broadway will keep guests entertained with their vocals, dance and acrobatic performances, accompanied by the Solid State Band. Tickets are $49.95 and include a buffet, one drink, the two-hour show and dancing. (407) 347-9914.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS TRADING CARD DAY
3 to 6 p.m. Friday, June 8, at TD Bank, 12200 W. Colonial Drive, Suite 101, Winter Garden. During Trading Card Day, the community is invited to meet Special Olympic athletes participating in this year’s games. Athletes Mark, Deanna, Patrick and Calvin, who will take part in bowling and swimming, will be handing out their personal “trading cards” with all their athletic stats, as well as collecting donations to benefit the Special Olympics. Specialolympics.org.
SATURDAY, JUNE 9
OCOEE SUMMER JOB FAIR
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at West Oaks Mall, 9401 W. Colonial Drive, Ocoee. This event will host numerous employers to promote summer jobs, internships and career opportunities in West Orange County. Orange County Public Schools also is partnering to introduce
graduating students to various career opportunities. (407) 905-3112.
OBSTACLE FOOT GOLF
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at Oasis Church, 607 Avalon Road, Winter Garden. Participate in the grand opening of this nine-hole themed adventure soccer putt-putt course. Adults are $10, and children are $7.50. obstaclefootgolf.com.
ONP GOPHER TORTOISE RUN
7:30 a.m. Saturday, June 9, at the Oakland Nature Preserve, 747 Machete Trail, Oakland. Take part in a three-miler through the preserve or a three-mile virtual race — all to support ONP. Each registered on-site racer will receive a T-shirt, Gopher Tortoise Run carved wooden medallion and a clip-on Hydro Pouch. Virtual participants will receive a medallion. There is no race-day registration. Oaklandnaturepreserve.org/gopher-tortoise-run/.
WINDERMERE ROTARY CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT
8 a.m. Saturday, June 9, at the MetroWest Golf Club, 2100 S. Hiawassee Road, Orlando. All proceeds go to the USO and other local veterans projects. Single-player entry fee is $125; foursomes are $450. Information and registration at windermererotary.org or (407) 421-0548.
BOOK CLUB FOR ART LOVERS
Noon Saturday, June 9, at the SoBo Art Gallery, 127 S. Boyd St., Winter Garden. Hosted by the Winter Garden Art Association, this month’s book discussion is “Girl with a Pearl Earring,” by Tracy Chevalier. Participants will discuss the work of Johannes Vermeer and explore life during the Dutch Baroque period. Tickets are $10 for WGAA members, $15 for others. Call (407) 347-7996 or email [email protected].
AFRICAN-AMERICAN FAMILY HISTORY FESTIVAL
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at the West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. Celebrate your history and heritage by learning more about it. Library staff, EPOCH, the African-American Historical & Genealogical Society and Wells Built Museum will share information on their resources and services. (407) 835-7323.
LITTLE CHEF: A FULL SCOOP
11 a.m. Saturday, June 9, at the Windermere Library, 530 Main St. Mix and sprinkle fun toppings to make a delicious treat to keep cool. This is a “Mommy or Daddy and Me” event. Ages 3 to 5. (407) 835-7323.
KNIT IN PUBLIC DAY
11 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 9, at the Southwest Library, 7255 Della Drive, Orlando. Meet with other Central Florida knitters and have a great time knitting and mingling. Be sure to bring your work in progress, yarn and needles. All levels are welcome. (407) 835-7323.
CELEBRATE SUMMER WITH FREE DAPS
2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at the Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant St. Celebrate the summer reading program with FREE DAPS, a local group of freestyle rappers and improvisers who use hip-hop to create a one-of-a-kind musical comedy show every time they perform. All ages welcome. (407) 835-7323.
SUNDAY, JUNE 10
CELEBRATE SUMMER WITH FREE DAPS
2 p.m. Sunday, June 10, at the West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. Celebrate the summer reading program with FREE DAPS, a local group of freestyle rappers and improvisers who use hip-hop to create a one-of-a-kind musical comedy show every time they perform. All ages welcome. (407) 835-7323.
MONDAY, JUNE 11
3 p.m. Monday, June 11, at the Southwest Library, 7255 Della Drive, Orlando. Enjoy an afternoon of outdoor-inspired games, interactive stories and camp songs. Ages 6 to 12. (407) 835-7323.
CENTRAL FLORIDA RAILWAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING
7 p.m. Monday, June 11, at the Central Florida Railroad Museum, 101 S. Boyd St., Winter Garden. Warren Jennison will present “Sanford Rail Services in the Day.” Free. (407) 656-0559.
MAD SCIENCE LIVE PRESENTS SOUNDS OF SCIENCE
10:30 a.m. Monday, June 11, at the Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant St. Meet the Mad Science Maestro in this ear-pleasing show about the science of sounds. Explore sound as it travels through solids, liquids and gases and listen to the beautiful tones of Mad Science resonance tubes. Ages 6 to 12. (407) 835-7323.
TUESDAY, JUNE 12
2 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, at the West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. See who’s who at this special event. Guests should dress their best; they will make the masks at the event. Ages 11 to 18. (407) 835-7323.
SPANISH BOOK CLUB
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, at the Windermere Library, 530 Main St. Join this Spanish-language book club to discuss literature, art, music and more. All are welcome. (407) 835-7323.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13
MR. TIM THE COMEDY MAGICIAN
10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 13, at the Windermere Library, 530 Main St. Mr. Tim is a bumbling magician whose magic never seems to go as planned. Can you help him make the day magical? Ages 6 to 12. (407) 835-7323.
WHIZKIDS: 3D DESIGN FPR PRINTING
4:45 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, at the Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant St. Draw and design your own three-dimensional solid objects using an easy-to-use modeling software. Recommended for ages 9 to 12. Seating is limited. Registration at 407-835-7323.
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, 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.
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.