Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival
The Hannibal Square Wine Tasting event will take place Thursday, March 14 from 5-7:30 p.m. at Hannibal Square, located at 425 W. New England Ave. in Winter Park. Art festival weekend will start with a fun street party, where individuals can enjoy more than 40 kinds of beers and wine samples, appetizers by local restuarants, and caterers and live entertainment by The Redcoats. The cost is $20 for members in advance, or $25 for non-members and those who pay at the door. Visit winterpark.org for more information on this event.
The Park Avenue Sidewalk Sale runs from March 14-17 along Park Avenue. Hours vary by store.
Popcorn Flicks, which takes place in Central Park at 8 p.m. at the Central Park Main Stage in Winter Park, has been canceled due to preparations for the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival.
Greater Orlando Civil War Roundtable will host a lecture and chili cook-off Thursday, March 14 from 6-8 p.m. at the Pine Castle Woman’s Club, located at 5901 S. Orange Ave. in Orlando. The cook-off starts at 6 p.m. and is followed by the meeting.
The 54th Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival will take place from Friday, March 15 to Sunday, March 17 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at Park Avenue and Central Park. Those who attend can enjoy music, food, and works, which will be available for purchase at one of the largest outdoor art shows in the country from some of the top artists in the country. Central Park will be taken over by art for this once-a-year event. Visit cityofwinterpark.org for more information on this event.
From Friday, March 15 to Sunday, March 17, The Morse Museum, located at 445 N. Park Ave. in Winter Park, will have an open house, as part of the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. The open house will be from 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. The open house is free. Visit morsemuseum.org for more information on the open house.
Sir Patrick Stewart will headline An Evening with Sir Patrick Stewart Friday, March 15 at 8 p.m. at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater, which is in partnership with UCF. Tickets are available by calling 407-447-1700 or by visiting orlandoshakes.org. Individuals can also pick up tickets in person at the box office, located at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center, located at 812 E. Rollins St. in Orlando’s Loch Haven Cultural Park. Visit orlandoshakes.org for more information on this event.
Trinity Preparatory School will have its fourteenth biennial auction and dinner dance, Monte Carlo, at the Caribe Royale Orlando on Saturday, March 16. For more information, or to receive an invitation to Monte Carlo, contact Auction Coordinator Marti Polaski at [email protected] or 407-671-4140.
Maitland Community Preschool’s annual Touch-A-Truck will be Saturday, March 16 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 1300 W. Maitland Blvd. in Maitland. The cost is $5 per child or $20 max per family. Children under 2 are free. Visit orangewood.org/touchatruck for more information on this event.
The Bach Festival Society of Winter Park presents the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields on Saturday, March 16 at 8 p.m. at the Trinity Preparatory School Performing Arts Center, located at 5700 Trinity Prep Lane. One of the finest chamber orchestras in the world, the Academy is known for its polished and refined sound, rooted in outstanding musicianship. The Britten, Bach, and Haydn program features two award-winning soloists: cellist Alisa Weilerstein and pianist Inon Barnatan. Tickets range from $40 to $80. Call the box office at 407-646-2182 or visit BachFestivalFlorida.org for more information on this event.
HOPE’s 2nd Annual 5K, the Sham Rock n’ Run, will take place Saturday, March 16 at 8 a.m. at UCF’s Lake Claire Recreation Area. This St. Patrick’s Day-themed 5K will feature custom Sham Rock n' Run t-shirts and medals for every racer, as well as prizes for best Irish costume, free beer for all racers over 21, free face-painting for all racers under 21, and Irish dancers and a bag piper. Visit hopehelps.org for more information on this event.
The Grand Opening of StockCross Financial Services will take place Saturday, March 16 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at 121 S. New York Ave, Suite 111 in Winter Park. StockCross will give away one free share of Disney (DIS) stock to the first 100 new retail accounts opened, in addition to promoting commission free equity trading on all custodial accounts established for children.
Lily Lace Antique Market, located at 160 Lake Ave. in Maitland, will celebrate its one-year anniversary with a party Saturday, March 16 from 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Call 407-951-8883 for more information on this event.
The Central Florida Association of Black Journalists (CFABJ) will host its annual Anchors Away Clothing Sale at the Winter Park Community Center on Saturday, March 16 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. The annual fundraiser, which helps fund programming and student scholarships, is supported by the donation of a variety of women’s and men’s designer clothing and accessories from news teams, such as WESH 2, WFTV Channel 9, WKMG Channel 6, Central Florida News 13 and Fox 35. Call 407-599-3275 for more information on this event.
Passover A-Z, A Community Festival will take place Sunday, March 17 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Congregation of Reformed Judaism, located at 928 Malone Drive in Orlando. The event will feature interactive activities and demonstrations that teach the community about the Festival of Passover for adults and children. The event is open to the community. By registering for the event, attendees’ names will be put into a raffle to win a glass Seder plate. Register at http://bit.ly/passoverfest.
The Children Helping Children Concert, which is Sunday, March 17 at 3 p.m. at the College Park Baptist Church, located at 1914 Edgewater Drive, will feature the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra’s pre-professional Symphonic Orchestra in an annual performance geared to introducing young community members to classical music. This year, FSYO will be partnering with The Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, which is a local nonprofit organization that aims to end hunger in the greater Orlando area. FSYO is suggesting that each concert attendee donate some nonperishable food items in order to support the Second Harvest Food Bank. Admission can be obtained by purchasing tickets, which range from $8 to $16, or by donating at the door 5-10 canned goods per person to Second Harvest. Visit fyso.org for more information on this event. Tickets are available through The Red Chair Project at www.redchairproject.com, or by calling the FSYO office at 407-999-7800.
“What Caused the Massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School?” will be the subject of a Lecture Series presentation, which is open to the public, on Tuesday, March 19 at 7 p.m. at the University Club of Winter Park, located at 841 N. Park Ave. The speaker will be Dr. Terrence Webster-Doyle, Ph.D., founder of BioCognetic Peace Education, which is the scientific study of conflict created by conditioned thinking. Webster-Doyle will explore many subjects related to violence and peace, such as “Are children being exposed to violence on TV and, through playing violent video games, setting up an environment that physically changes the brain by making it good at thinking and acting violently?” Call 407-644-6149 for more information on this event.
Fun with Flowers-A Make and Take Easter or Spring Arrangement for Your Home will be Wednesday, March 20 at 10 a.m. at the Winter Park Garden Club, located at 1300 S. Denning Drive. The cost is $25, with all materials provided. Register by Friday, March 15 by calling 407-644-5770. Contact Marilyn Burke, Publicity Chair Winter Park Garden Club, at mailto:[email protected] or call 407-562-6100 for more information on this event.
On Thursday, March 21 at 2 p.m., Winter Park Care & Rehabilitation Center, located at 2970 Scarlet Road, will host a gathering of at least six leaders of different world faith traditions including, Buddhism, Afro-Caribbean faith, and Islam among others. Each leader will address major misconceptions about their tradition, followed by time for questions. The symposium will be moderated by the Rev. James Coffin, the Executive Director of the Interfaith Council of Central Florida. Following the presentation, Samaritan Care Hospice will provide food to guests. Call 407-671-8030 for more information on this event.
Art Off the Wall from Pam Loudon will be Thursday, Match 21 from 6-9 p.m. at the Audubon Park Garden District, located at 1807 B E. Winter Park Road. RSVP by Thursday, March 14 to [email protected].
The Orange Audubon Society will feature The Trouble with Turtles: Protecting Sea Turtles at Canaveral National Seashore by John Stiner, resource management specialist at Canaveral National Seashore, Thursday, March 21 at 7 p.m. at Leu Gardens, located at 1920 N. Forest Ave. in Orlando. Almost 6,000 sea turtle nests were deposited last year at Canaveral National Seashore, which harbors 24 miles of undeveloped beach, the longest such stretch on the east coast of Florida. The 40,000-acre Mosquito Lagoon, situated behind the barrier island, serves as an important nursery site for juvenile sea turtles. Stiner will present some of the issues, challenges, and rewards of managing this special resource. Attendees will learn how to become involved “up close and personal” in protecting sea turtles at the Seashore. Visit orangeaudubonfl.org or call 407-886-2925 for more information on this event.
The fifth annual Bike from Park to Park event on Friday, March 22 will begin from the Central Park West Meadow, located at 150 N. New York Ave., at 8 a.m. and wind its way through Winter Park’s famed parks in an organized, chaperoned two-wheeled trip. The ride will end with fun at Central Park’s West Meadow. Visit cityofwinterpark.org fr more information on this event.
The Small Business Education Series presented by CenturyLink, which will be Friday, March 22 from 8:15-9:30 a.m. at the Winter Park Welcome Center, located at 151 W. Lyman Ave., will feature Thriving Interactive’s Kyle Taylor. Taylor will discuss the importance of localized Internet search marketing at the first of our new educational series aimed at small business owners. Registration will be at 8 a.m. The event is free for members and $10 for non-members. Call 407-644-8281 for more information on this event.
The Central Florida Home & Garden Show will take place from Friday, March 22 to Sunday, March 24 at the Orange County Convention Center’s South Hall B in the Center’s North/Sound building on Universal. Attendees can Find innovative products, new ideas, practical advice and great deals in remodeling, home improvement and gardening with hundreds of experts all under one roof.
The show will be from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. The cost is $10 for adults 13 and older, $5 for children ages 6-12, and free for children 5 and under. Seniors 60 and older will pay $5 at the box office. Adults 13 and older can save $3 online at OrlandoHomeShow.com. Visit centralfloridahomeandgardenshow.com for more information.
The fitness enthusiasts at Zimmerman, Kiser & Sutcliffe, P.A., invite you to celebrate 36 years of running right where it all began: Park Avenue in Winter Park. The Zimmerman Kiser Sutcliffe Winter Park Road Race will begin Saturday, March 23 at 7 a.m. at 251 Park Ave. S. The event will begin with a 2-mile run at 7 a.m., followed by a 10K at 7:30 a.m., the 2-mile Awards at 8:15 a.m., and the 10K Awards at 9 a.m. A Healthy Kids’ Run will also take place at 9:15 a.m., followed by the Track Shack Running Series Awards Ceremony at 10 a.m. This is the Grand Finale of the Track Shack Running Series. Proceeds will benefit the Meridian Club of Winter Park Scholarship Fund, which has served the City of Winter Park and surrounding region for 35 years. Call 407-896-1160 or visit trackshack.com for more information on this event.
The Baldwin Park Resident Easter Egg Hunt will take place Saturday, March 23 from 10 a.m.-noon at Corrine Commons, which is in front of Grace Hopper Hall in Orlando.
Gallery Talk with Virginia Mecklenburg will be Saturday, March 23 at 2 p.m. at the Mennello Museum, located at 900 E. Princeton St in Orlando. Mecklenburg, chief curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, has organized more than 25 exhibitions, including the current African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era and Beyond exhibit. Included with an admission fee, the event will be free to members.
Here are a couple weekly events happening at the Maitland Public Library, located at 501 S. Maitland Ave.
Preschool Stories are every Tuesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
The Scenic Maitland Walk takes place every Thursday at 6:30 a.m. Baby Time is every Thursday from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Here is a list of events happening throughout March at the Maitland Public Library, located at 501 S. Maitland Ave.
Friday, March 15
A blood pressure check will take place Friday, March 15 from 10 a.m.-noon.
Saturday, March 16
On Saturday, March 16, You are not Alone Travel will be from 2-4 p.m.
Sunday, March 17
On Sunday, March 17, Elaine Person teaches poetry from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 19
IIC will take place Tuesday, March 19 from 7-8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 20
On Wednesday, March 20, a Board of Trustees meeting will be from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 23
On Saturday, March 23, there will be an Elaine Person writing workshop for Youth from noon-2 p.m.; registration is required.
Sunday, March 24
PAM creative writing will take place Sunday, March 24 from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 26
Books to Die For “Eleven on Top” by Janet Evanovich will be Tuesday, March 26 from 7-8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 27
Contemporary Authors: Freudenberger’s “Newlyweds” will be Wednesday, March 27 from 1:30-3 p.m.
Saturday, March 30
You are not Alone Travel (families) will be Saturday, March 30 from noon-2 p.m.
Sunday, March 31
The library will be closed Sunday, March 31 in observance of the Easter holiday.
The library has also brought back LEGOS Engineers, which will be from 4-5 p.m. every Monday from March 4-August 5. There will be first level and second level classes for grades 3 and up.
Brio Tuscan Grille, located at 480 N. Orlando Ave. in Winter Park, will host Wine on Wednesdays through April 10 from 6-8 p.m. to raise money for New Hope for Kids’ programs. This weekly event provides select wines for guests in return for their $8 donation per glass, and all proceeds benefit New Hope for Kids. Call 407-622-5611 for more information on this weekly event.
Through April 16 AARP will be offering free tax assistance Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon-4 p.m. at the Maitland Senior Center, located at 345 S. Maitland Ave. Assistance is on a first-come, first-serve basis, and the last person will be helped at 3:30 p.m. Individuals should bring all appropriate tax information with them. Call the Senior Center Office at 407-539-6251 for more information.
“Sewn Together: Photographic Quilts Reflecting the Historic Family Ties of Eatonville, Maitland and Winter Park” will be on exhibit through Saturday, April 13 at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center, a program of Crealdé School of Art that is located at 642 W. New England Ave. in Winter Park. All events are free and open to the public. The center is open Tuesday through Thursday from noon-4 p.m., Friday from noon-5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Call the Hannibal Square Heritage Center at 407-539-2680 or visit www.hannibalsquareheritagecenter.org for more information.
The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center will be hosting the exhibit “The Plot: A Graphic History of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion.” until March 20. The exhibit is open Fridays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and Sundays 1-4 p.m. No admission is charged, and reservations are not necessary except for school groups. Call 407-628-0555 or visit holocaustedu.org for more information.
The Classic Repertory Series will include performances of “Othello” through March 16 and “Sense and Sensibility” through March 17. Shows on Wednesdays and Thursdays will be at 7 p.m. and seats will cost $20, $30 and $35. Friday and Saturday shows will be at 8 p.m. and seats will cost $30, $35 and $40. Sunday shows will be at 2 p.m., with seat costs of $20, $30, and $35. Call 407-447-1700 or visit orlandoshakes.org for single tickets and Season Flex Passes. Tickets can also be picked up in person at the box office located inside the Lowndes Shakespeare Center, located at 812 E. Rollins St. in Orlando’s Loch Haven Cultural Park.