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Calendar for week of July 20, 2017

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The week ahead in West Orange County
by: Amy Quesinberry Community Editor

THURSDAY, JULY 20

CHAMBER LEAD AND FEED

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 20, at Casa Jimenez, 15493 Stoneybrook West Parkway, Suite 120, Winter Garden. The West Orange Chamber of Commerce offers businesses a chance to share their information with the “roaming mic.” This networking opportunity includes prizes, food and networking opportunities. Tickets are $18 for Chamber members, $28 for others and $28 at the door. Pre-register at (407) 656-1304.

 

AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER SUPPORT GROUP

7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 20, in Building C, Room 200 at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando. This support group is designed for parents of children and teens on the Autism Spectrum Disorder. Share challenges, ideas, concerns, success stories and fellowship. A trained facilitator offers a brief topical lesson each month. Email [email protected] or call (407) 876-4991, Ext. 262, to register to attend.

 

UNDER CONSTRUCTION DODAD’S LAB

6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 20, at the Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant St. Explore the science of simple machines and how they make the world better with experiments, original music and puppetry. Ages 6 to 12. Seating is limited. Registration recommended at (407) 835-7323.

 

ANIMAL HOUSES

3 p.m. Thursday, July 20, at the Windermere Library, 530 Main St. From deep down under the sea to way up high in a tree, how do animals build their homes? Ages 6 to 12. Seating is limited. Registration recommended at (407) 835-7323.

 

PRENATAL YOGA

6 p.m. Thursday, July 20, at the Windermere Library, 530 Main St. Enjoy gentle poses and movements to keep you healthy, fit and comfortable during pregnancy with yoga instructor Carrie Tavris. Prepare your body and mind for birth while bonding with baby and other expectant mothers. yogababy.weebly.com.

 

COOKIES & MILK WITH A COP

4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 20, at the West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. Children can meet Ocoee Police Department officers and enjoy storytime and a snack together. (407) 835-7323.

 

FRIDAY, JULY 21

HOLIDAY TOYS FOR KIDS IN NEED CHARITY POKER TOURNAMENT

5 to 10 p.m. Friday, July 21, at the Woman's Club of Ocoee, 4 N. Lakewood Ave. This poker tournament, with a Christmas in July theme, will raise funds for the Ocoee Police Department's annual Holiday Toys for Kids in Need program. A suggested donation of $50 includes a catered dinner, two drinks and 7,500 chips. Players can get an extra 1,000 chips with every toy they donate (up to five). (407) 554-7197 or [email protected].

 

FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY AND MOVIE IN THE PARK

6 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 21, at Bill Breeze Park, 125 N. Lakeshore Drive, Ocoee. Food trucks offering plates such as tamales, cheese steaks, seafood, barbecue pulled pork, crepes and burgers, are set up from 6 to 9; free tours of the historic Withers-Maguire House, 16 E. Oakland Ave., take place from 6 to 8:30; and the “Lego Batman Movie” starts at 8:30. (407) 905-3180 or ocoee.org.

 

TECHKREW: BUILD A WEBSITE

1:30 p.m. Friday, July 21, at the Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant St. Create a website with WordPress. Customize the appearance and layout of your site to get the look you want by using free design options. Ages 13 to 17. Seating is limited. Registration recommended at (407) 835-7323.

 

THE GLEN FOSTER SHOW

10 a.m. Friday July 21, at the Southwest Library, 7255 Della Drive, Orlando. It's time for mayhem with award-winning comedy magician Glen Foster. Ages 6 to 12. Seating is limited. Registration recommended at (407) 835-7323.

 

SATURDAY, JULY 22

BULLET JOURNALING

10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 22, at the Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant St. Lean about this DIY planning system and create a system that will allow you to create to-do lists, sketchbooks, notebooks and a diary. All you need is a notebook and pen. Registration required at (407) 835-7323.

 

MONDAY, JULY 24

BUNCO

1 to 4 p.m. Monday, July 24, at Tanner Hall, 29 W. Garden Ave., Winter Garden. A fun dice game for the Winter Garden Recreation Department's Active 50+ crowd. No skill required. Participants should take a snack to share. Cost is $3. (407) 656-4155.

 

“STAR WARS” GALACTIC GAMES

3 p.m. Monday, July 24, at the Southwest Library, 7255 Della Drive, Orlando. Do you sense the force? Get into gear with galactic games and activities that celebrate the “Star Wars” universe. Costumes welcome. Ages 6 to 12. Seating is limited. Registration recommended at (407) 835-7323.

 

TUESDAY, JULY 25

BRADSHAW FUNDRAISER

4 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, at Casa Jimenez, 15493 Stoneybrook West Parkway, Suite 120, Winter Garden. Twenty percent of each check, including alcohol, will be donated to the family of Winter Garden resident Gunnar Bradshaw, who is fighting bone cancer. Live entertainment is planned. (407) 614-1438.

 

DNA CONCEPTS TRIANGULATION AND MIRROR TREES

6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, at the West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. Interested in learning DNA techniques that will help you connect with cousins to find your most recent common ancestor? This session will demonstrate the practice of triangulation and will show how to use mirror trees when researching those with an unknown parentage. (407) 835-7323.

 

THURDAY, JULY 27

COOKIES & MILK WITH A COP

4:30 p.m. Thursday, July 27, at the West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. Children can meet Ocoee Police Department officers and enjoy storytime and a snack together. (407) 835-7323.

 

INTERACTING WITH AGING LOVED ONES

1 p.m. Thursday, July 27, at Serenades West Orange, 720 Roper Road, Winter Garden. This is a Teepa Snow Training event, and participants will learn tips and techniques to for a positive approach to caregiving and interacting aging loved ones. (407) 614-8680.

 

FRIDAY, JULY 28

JAZZ IN THE PARK

5 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 28, in the Oakland Town Center, 221 N. Arrington St. Hosted by HapCo Music Foundation. Enjoy a relaxing evening featuring live smooth jazz music. Food for sale from Melts on Main Street, Winter Garden. Free. (407) 656-1117.

 

SUPER MUSIC AND MOVEMENT

10:30 a.m. Friday, July 28, at the Southwest Library, 7255 Della Drive, Orlando. Move and shake along with award-winning children's music performer and YouTube sensation Patty Shukla. Ages 3 to 12. Seating is limited. Registration recommended at (407) 835-7323.

 

SATURDAY, JULY 29

STUFF THE POLICE CAR FUNDRAISER

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 29, at Walmart, 10500 W. Colonial Drive, Ocoee. This event, which has a Christmas in July theme, raises funds for the Ocoee Police Department's annual Holiday Toys for Kids in Need program. The department hopes to fill the police vehicle to the roof with new toys. (407) 407-905-3160.

 

Contact Amy Quesinberry at [email protected].

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