THURSDAY, MAY 7
“A Touch of Color” Opening Reception — 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 7, at Winter Garden City Hall, 300 W. Plant St., Winter Garden. This exhibit features the photography work of Florida Film Academy youth. (407) 654-8400.
“Incredible Edibles” Opening Reception — 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May, 7, at the 127 SoBo Art Center, 127 S. Boyd St., Winter Garden. This exhibit showcases artwork that features food, fruit, roots, nuts, wine and more. Exhibit runs May 7 to 30. (407) 347-7996 or [email protected].
FRIDAY, MAY 8
Teen Art Adventures: Paint Chip Art — 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 8, at the Winter Garden Branch Library, 805 E Plant St., Winter Garden. Paint chips can be found in every color imaginable. Ages 11 through 18 will enjoy this free class where they will combine interesting colors and shapes to create unique art. For more information, call (407) 835-7323.
SATURDAY, MAY 9
Between the Brushes: Mother’s Day Surprise — 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 9, at The Art Room, 709 Main St., Windermere. Children will leave with a finished painting in a gift bag. Cost is $35; open to children in kindergarten and up. Reservations required, (407) 909-1869.
Garden Community Choir Presents Haydn’s “The Creation” — 4 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at First United Methodist Church of Orlando at 142 E. Jackson St., Orlando. Under the direction of Dr. Jeffrey Redding, this musical celebration of Joseph Haydn’s masterpiece “The Creation” features 150 singers, including world-renowned soloists, the Garden Community Choir and award-winning West Orange High School choirs. Tickets are $18 for adults, $14 for seniors, and $10 for students and children. For more, visit gardenchoir.com/creation.
Youth Art & Culture Fest — 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 9, in downtown Clermont and City Hall Park, 685 W. Montrose Street, Clermont. The Clermont Downtown Partnership will host the inaugural Youth Art & Culture Fest in conjunction with the annual Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest. The sidewalks and streets of historic downtown Clermont, as well as City Hall Park, will be a huge canvas for this community-wide, family-friendly event. Free. For more information, call (352) 394-3392.
TUESDAY, MAY 12
Painting with Scissors — 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, at the West Oaks Branch Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. Children ages 6 through 12 will learn about the famous artist Henri Matisse and create their own bold and colorful work of art inspired by his cut paper technique. (407) 835-7323.
Ocoee High School Marching Band Fundraiser — The Ocoee High School marching band has been selected as the Florida representative for the for 2015 National Memorial Day Parade, which takes place May 25 in Washington, D.C. The band is accepting donations to help pay for travel expenses. For more information or to make a donation, visit http://hapcopromo.org/wpsite/ocoee-high-school-marching-knights-donation.