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Calendar for the week of May 31, 2018

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

FRIDAY, JUNE 1

TRANQUILITI ART GALLERY GRAND OPENING

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 1, at Tranquiliti, 503 Main St., Windermere. The free event will offer live music, drinks and light snacks, and artists who are exhibiting will be present at the opening. The art gallery will encourage spiritual connection through art classes. (407) 448-0244.

 

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].

 

BAND OF BROTHERS MEMORIAL CLASSIC

5 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at Ocoee High School, 1925 Ocoee Crown Point Parkway. Food and drinks available. Music by DJ Caesar from 94.5. A dunk contest will be the pregame entertainment. Admission is $5. Proceeds go to B.O.B. Deronvil Memorial Scholarship for student-athletes.

 

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 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

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.

 

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

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.

 

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.

 

TAI CHI

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.

 

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.

 

WHIZKIDS: CODE WITH JAVASCRIPT

4:15 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at the Southwest Library, 7255 Della Drive, Orlando. Write real code. Explore the JavaScript programming language with characters from “Star Wars.” Ages 9 to 12. (407) 835-7323.

 

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

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.

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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