THURSDAY, March 5
“Millions of Cats” Puppetry Workshop — 4 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at the Windermere Branch Library, 530 Main St., Windermere. Children ages 6 through 12 will draw, create and perform a puppet show based on Wanda Gág’s “Millions of Cats.” This event is presented by Bits ‘n Pieces Puppet Theatre. For more information, call (407) 835-7323.
SATURDAY, March 7
Chinese Brush Painting and Calligraphy Workshop — 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at the Southwest Branch Library, 7255 Della Drive, Orlando. This three-hour workshop is an introduction to Chinese painting and explores the use of ink stone, ink sticks, brush and paper, also known as “The Four Treasures.” Learn about composition and a variety of techniques to create a landscape painting and calligraphy piece. Materials are provided or guests may bring their own brush, ink and rice paper. The suggested donation amount is $15, cash or checks only. Checks should be made out to Women in the Arts Inc. This class is for ages 18 and up. Registration is required. To register or for more information, call (407) 835-7323.
Jazz in the Park — 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at Cypress Grove Park, 290 Holden Ave., Orlando. Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs will host a free evening of Jazz in the Park. The event will feature Jazzyway Express, Eastside Combo and the Dave Capp Project. Guests should bring lawn chairs. For more information or to register, visit OCFL.net/ParksEvents.
Music on the Porch: Mountain Brew — 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 7, at the Winter Garden Branch Library, 805 E. Plant St., Winter Garden. Come hear Mountain Brew’s blend of American and Celtic music that combines the sounds of folk, rock, bluegrass, old-time, Cajun, Irish, pop and country. (407) 835-7323.
Treasures of Jewish Music — 7 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at the Clermont Arts & Recreation Center, 3700 S. Highway 27, Clermont. Temple L’Chayim will host a special Purim Concert and Party, featuring a melody of festive songs and traditional Jewish music. This event is open to everyone. Advance tickets are $20 per person or $15 for seniors and children age 10 and under. All tickets are $25 at the door. For more information, visit TempleLChayim.com.
THURS., March 12
Dr. Phillips High School Theatre Magnet Presents “The Mousetrap” — 7 p.m. March 12 to 14 and 3 p.m. March 15, at Dr. Phillips High School, 6500 Turkey Lake Road, Orlando. This production of Agatha Christie’s award-winning comedy is directed by magnet instructor Jeff Perino and will be performed in the brand new Studio Theatre. For more information, updates and to purchase tickets, visit dphs.ocps.net and “Like” the group’s Facebook page.