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Calendar for the week of March 15, 2018

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Find out what events are taking place in West Orange County.
by: Amy Quesinberry Community Editor

THURSDAY, MARCH 15

INDEPENDENCE FOOD TRUCKS

5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at the Independence Town Square Residents Club, 14213 Pleach St., Winter Garden. This months trucks include 900 Degrees, Hayburner, Sweet City Gelato, Union Jacks, Tacos’ Mazatlan and Sea Dog Brewing Company. (407) 654-7479.

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 16

CROOKED CAN CELTIC FEST

4 to 11 p.m. Friday, March 16; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, March 17; and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at Crooked Can Brewing Company, 426 W. Plant St., Winter Garden. The festival will feature three days of live Celtic music, Irish dancers, vendors, food, beer and more. All ages welcome.

 

LENTEN FISH FRY

4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 16, in the Parish Hall of Resurrection Catholic Church, 1211 Winter Garden Vineland Road, Winter Garden. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. The menu includes baked or fried cod, french fries, vegetables, cole slaw, hush puppies, drink and dessert. Tickets are $9 for adults, $5 for children. (407) 656-3113.

 

FRIDAYS ON THE PLAZA

7 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 16, at the gazebo on Plant Street in downtown Winter Garden. Enjoy the Backyard Band with its electric fusion and bluegrass. (407) 656-4111.

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 17

WINDERMERE ST. PATRICK'S DAY CELEBRATION

4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at Windermere Town Hall, 520 Main St. Includes live music from the Down Brothers, food trucks, bounce houses, adult games, a silent auction and green beer and Guinness. This is an annual fundraising event of the Windermere Police Department Foundation. (407) 876-4028.

 

MARCEL DUCHAMP: FATHER OF MODERN ART

Noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Winter Garden Art Association's SoBo Gallery, 127 S. Boyd St., Winter Garden. Marcel Duchamp set the art world on fire when he submitted a urinal to an art show in 1917. When it was rejected, he used his art career to continually push the limits of the artistic elite and to call into question the very definition of art. Session 2 will dive into Duchamp’s fascinating art career and the powerful messages of his “Readymades” and discuss the Dada art movement and the way it changed modern art and the art world forever. Tickets are $10 for WGAA members and $15 for others. Reservations and payments can be made by calling (407) 347-7996 or by going online at wgart.org.

 

MID-FLORIDA MILERS WALKING CLUB

Register for the 3.1- or 6.2-mile walks between 9 and 10 a.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Kirk Community Center, 17436 Division St., Montverde. Walk through residential areas in Montverde, overlooking Lake Apopka. The event is suitable for strollers; pets are not permitted. A potluck luncheon will be served at the finish between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Cost is free for non-credit walkers. midfloridamilers.org. (407) 695-9181.

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 20

CODING WITH OZOBOTS

3 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at the Southwest Library, 7255 Della Drive, Orlando. Learn the basics of coding and computer programming using a miniature Ozobot robot. No prior coding knowledge needed. Ages 6 to 12. Registration required at (407) 835-7323.

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 23

FRIDAYS ON THE PLAZA

7 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 23, at the gazebo on Plant Street in downtown Winter Garden. Enjoy the sounds of the Good Times Jazz Band. (407) 656-4111.

 

LENTEN FISH FRY

4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 23, in the Parish Hall of Resurrection Catholic Church, 1211 Winter Garden Vineland Road, Winter Garden. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. The menu includes baked or fried cod, french fries, vegetables, cole slaw, hush puppies, drink and dessert. Tickets are $9 for adults, $5 for children. (407) 656-3113.

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 24

CELEBRATION AMONG THE OAKS

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at the Town Meeting Hall, 221 N. Arrington St., Oakland. Families can enjoy visits with the Easter Bunny from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., with the Easter egg hunt at noon. The event will include music by the Good Times Jazz Band, free pony rides, a petting zoo and bounce houses. (407) 656-1117.

 

EVENING AT THE POPS

4:30 p.m. petting zoo, 6:30 p.m. concert Saturday, March 24, at Newton Park, 29 W. Garden Ave., Winter Garden. Sit under the stars and enjoy the Orlando Philharmonic Symphony. This annual event by Lake Apopka supports the Rotary Club of Winter Garden to benefit local charities. Tickets are $10 and are available in advance and at the gate. VIP tickets are available also. Facebook.com/eveningatthepops.

 

DALI & DUCHAMP

Noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at the Winter Garden Art Association's SoBo Gallery, 127 S. Boyd St., Winter Garden. Marcel Duchamp and Salvador Dali shared the titles of “genius” and “madman” because of their striking and shocking approaches to art. Both artists worked to change how people view and interpret art but went about it in different ways. Session 3 of this lecture series discusses the relationship between Dali and Duchamp, as well as Surrealism and Dadaism and their effects on Modern Art. Tickets are $10 for WGAA members and $15 for others. Reservations and payments can be made by calling (407) 347-7996 or by going online at wgart.org.

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 27

SOUTHWEST BOOK CLUB

7 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, at the Southwest Library, 7255 Della Drive, Orlando. Discuss this month's selection, “Best. State. Ever.: A Florida Man Defends His Homeland,” by Dave Barry. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author presents a riotous exploration of the Sunshine State that challenges negative stereotypes and offers insights into Florida's roles as a venue of history and fun. It is a great state, and Dave is going to tell you why. Ages 18 and older. No registration needed. (407) 835-7323.

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 29

ART HISTORY TRENDING

6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29 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 selfies and food pictures. Register at wgart.org/events/lecture-arthistorytrending. Information at (407) 347-7996.

 

FRIDAYS ON THE PLAZA

7 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 30, at the gazebo on Plant Street in downtown Winter Garden. Enjoy the Cajun and Zydeco sounds of the Porchdogs. (407) 656-4111.

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 31

OCOEE KNIGHTS BAND MATTRESS FUNDRAISER

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at Ocoee High School, 1925 Ocoee Crown Point Parkway. Name brands such as Simmons Beautyrest will be sold at up to 50% off retail. Every purchase benefits the band’s trip to Chicago to participate in the Thanksgiving Day Parade. (407) 905-3000.

Amy Quesinberry is the community editor of the West Orange Times & Observer and the Windermere Observer. She was born and raised in Winter Garden, grew up reading the community newspaper and has been employed there as a writer, photographer and editor since 1990....

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