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Calendar for the week of May 24, 2018

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

THURSDAY, MAY 24

TRANSITIONING TO KINDERGARTEN

5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at Kid’s Community College, 1475 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. This toolkit course will provide resources and materials to help parents prepare preschoolers for kindergarten. (407) 982-2421.

 

FRIDAY, MAY 25

OCOEE MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION

11 a.m. Friday, May 25, at Bill Breeze Park, 125 N. Lakeshore Drive, Ocoee. The ceremony will include music, the Ocoee Police Department Honor Guard, a processional to the Ocoee Memorial Wall and a wreath-laying program. The guest speaker is AFJROTC Cadet Capt. Damarius Maxwell, 17. (407) 905-3100.

 

AMR CPR CHALLENGE

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 25, at Winter Garden Heritage Foundation’s Heller Hall, 21 E. Plant St., Winter Garden. American Medical Response is holding this free, public event in partnership with Orlando Christian Preparatory, the West Orange Chamber of Commerce, the West Orange Healthcare District and the WGHF. More than 28,000 AMR paramedics, EMTs, RNs and other professionals work together to transport more than 4.8 million patients nationwide each year in critical, emergency and non-emergency situations. AMR Orlando provides medical transport service for West Orange County, including the cities of Winter Garden and Ocoee and the town of Windermere. (407) 656-1304.

 

“POLTER-HEIST”

8 p.m. Friday, May 25; 6 p.m. Saturday, May 26; and 2 p.m. Sunday May 27, at the Winter Garden Masonic Lodge, 230 W. Bay St., Winter Garden. Mimi’s Community Theater presents a comedy family-friendly interactive murder-mystery show. Tickets are $14 for adults and $8 for children 10 and younger for the May 26 and 27 shows and $30 and $14 in advance for the May 26 show, which includes a dinner of New York strip steaks and potatoes. Tickets can be purchased on Facebook at Mimi’s Community Theater. Call (407) 864-5029 to make a reservation.

 

MONDAY, MAY 28

WINTER GARDEN MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE

8:30 a.m. Monday, May 28, at Veterans Memorial Park, 420 S. Park Ave., Winter Garden. Program includes patriotic music, Winter Garden police and fire color guard and a roll call of the war dead. Guest speaker is Robert E. Cole Jr., retired master sergeant of the U.S. Air Force. (407) 656-4111.

 

WOODLAWN MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION

10 a.m. Monday, May 28, at the mosaic at Woodlawn Memorial Park, 400 Woodlawn Cemetery Road, Gotha. The event will include veteran organizations, scouts and the tolling of the replica Liberty Bell in memory of those who died in war. American flags will be available for guests wanting to decorate a grave for Memorial Day. The Orlando Concert Band will present “A Memorial Day Remembrance” concert. (407) 293-1361.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 2

SECOND CHANCE PROM

7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at The Breakroom, 13105 W. Colonial Drive, Winter Garden. The theme of the 21-and-older party is “A Night in Paris.” Guests can bring their own libations. Tickets are $25 each or $40 per couple and includes dinner, dancing and a prom photo. For tickets, email [email protected].

 

GOAL GETTER VISIONING WORKSHOP

2 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at the West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road., Ocoee. Join Sara Brown, Success & Beyond life coach, for an inspiring vision board workshop. Learn the secret to activating your aspirations and manifesting your ideal life through goal setting and intentional visualization. Seating is limited. Ages 18 and up. Registration required at ocls.info or call (407) 835-7323.

 

CELEBRATE SUMMER WITH FREE DAPS

11 a.m. Saturday, June 2, at the Windermere Library, 530 Main 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 invited. (407) 835-7323.

 

ADULT SUMMER READING KICK-OFF CELEBRATION

2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at the Southwest Library, 7255 Della Drive, Orlando. Join the library for an adult summer reading kick-off celebration with crafts and coloring. Learn about Beanstack to win badges and prizes this summer. Light refreshments will be served. Limited supplies. Ages 18 and older. Registration required at (407) 8357-323.

 

MONDAY, JUNE 4

CELEBRATE SUMMER WITH FREE DAPS

3 p.m. Monday, June 4, at the Southwest Library, 7255 Della Drive, Orlando. 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 invited. (407) 835-7323.

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6

SENIOR LIVING OPTIONS

1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, at the West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee.

Deciding which senior living option is suitable for your situation can be complicated. Senior experts will provide information and education on different senior living options. This event is part of the ongoing Smarter Senior Seminar Series presented by Mike Flahaven, a certified senior housing professional. To learn more, visit yourfloridahaven.com. To register, contact Mike Flahaven at (407) 340-5291 or online at yourfloridahaven.com.

 

DIY DNA RESEARCH OPEN FORUM

6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, at the West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee.

Spend an evening analyzing your own DNA test results. A genealogy specialist will be available to help guide participants through roadblocks and assist with answering questions. Guests will need to bring their own laptop or mobile device to access their results online. (407) 835-7323.

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 7

PLANT CLINIC

3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at the Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant St. Bring your plants, 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.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 9

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 ore 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

CAMP OCLS

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.

 

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

MASQUERADE BALL

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.

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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