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Calendar for the week of March 8, 2018

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What events are taking place this week in West Orange County?
by: Amy Quesinberry Community Editor

THURSDAY, MARCH 8

WINDERMERE GARDEN CLUB CRAZY CARD PARTY

9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at Windermere Town Hall, 520 Main St. Lunch, crazy card game, silent auction, raffles galore and plenty of laughs and sociability are always the hallmarks of the Windermere Garden Club’s Annual Crazy Card Party fundraiser. Tickets are $25. For information, call Peggy, (407) 876-4239.

 

WEST ORANGE REPUBLICAN WOMEN FEDERATED MEETING

11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 8, at the West Orange Country Club, 3300 West Orange Country Club Drive, Winter Garden. Special guest speaker is Michele Rigby Assad, author and former undercover officer in the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency's Directorate of Operations. She trained as a counter-terrorism specialist and, after retirement, worked in Iraq with her husband with persecuted Christians. Buffet lunch, served at noon, costs $20. RSVP to [email protected].

 

SPRING LAWN TUNE-UP

6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at the Jessie Brock Community Center, 310 N. Dillard St., Winter Garden. Join Ed Thralls, residential horticulturist and master coordinator for the Orange County Master Gardener Program, as he provides expertise in general education classes on urban horticulture. Cost is $5 per family. Advanced registration is required by calling (407) 254-9200.

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 9

“NO LAUGHING MATTER”

8 p.m. Fridays, March 9 and 16; 8 p.m. Saturdays, March 10 and 17; and 2 p.m. Sundays, March 11 and 18. The synopsis of this Mimi's Community Theater production: Alexei comes to New York looking for a job when his career as a comedian stalls, and he unwittingly becomes entangled in an FBI operation. The agents believe he is a Russian assassin in cahoots with the staff at the diner, but they couldn't be farther from the truth. Jeff Dunne is the author, and Paul Hamrec is the director. Tickets can be purchased at https://tinyurl.com/ybpdl8sd.

FRIDAYS ON THE PLAZA

7 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 9, at the gazebo on Plant Street in downtown Winter Garden. Enjoy Molly Holton's acoustic blues. (407) 656-4111.

 

LENTEN FISH FRY

4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 9, 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 10

PET FEST

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at Windermere Town Hall, 520 Main St. Hosted by Windermere Parks and Recreation, the event will include a doggie fun zone, food trucks, police K-9 demonstrations and vendors. Free admission. windermereparksandrecreation.com.

 

WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Oakland Nature Preserve, 747 Machete Trail, Oakland. Join wildlife photographer Steve Shaluta for this all-day workshop. Topics will include equipment choice, technique, composition, processing and time taking photos around the preserve. Cost is $35. Tickets available at oaklandnaturepreserve.org.

 

A MORNING FOR MATTHEW’S HOPE

10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 10, at 6506 Old Brick Road, Windermere. This sip-and-shop-event supporting the homeless will showcase vendors such as Matilda Jane, LipSense, Perfectly Posh, Thirty-One Gifts, Usborne Books, Trades of Hope and Norwex. This mom-friendly event has supervised children’s activities and snacks.

 

MODERN ART: WHY SHOULD I LIKE IT?

Noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Winter Garden Art Association's SoBo Gallery, 127 S. Boyd St., Winter Garden. Session 1 of this three-part lecture series takes an in-depth look at the “why” behind modern art’s varied art movements, Explore the many “-isms” that fall under the umbrella of modern art, such as Cubism, Pointillism, Futurism and Abstract Expressionism. 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.

 

DEVICE ADVICE

3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant St. Have a new tablet or smartphone but not sure how to use it? Get started with the basics to  become more familiar with your personal device. Seating is limited; registration recommended at (407) 835-7323.

 

MONDAY, MARCH 12

CENTRAL FLORIDA RAILWAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING

7 p.m. Monday, March 12, at the Central Florida Railroad Museum, 101 S. Boyd St., Winter Garden. The meeting will feature “From Florida to Washington, D.C., in a private railroad car” by Skip Penney, Fran Penney and Irv Lipscomb. Free. (407) 656-0559.

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 13

GRACE MATHER-SMITH’S OAKLAND

6 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, at the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation, 21 E. Plant St. Join the WGHF for a presentation and book signing for “My Darlings,” a collection of journal entries by Grace Mather-Smith when she arrived in a slumbering Oakland with her husband from Chicago in 1910. Russell Kelley, Mather-Smith’s great-grandson, has published the journal. Seating is limited. Call (407) 656-3244 for reservations.

 

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

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 funding event of the Winter Garden 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.

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 18

CROOKED CAN CELTIC FEST

3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at Crooked Can Brewing Company, 426 W. Plant St., Winter Garden. Hosted by Off Kilter.

 

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.

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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