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West Orange Times & Observer Friday, Mar. 15, 2019 7 months ago

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There are so many activities taking place this weekend! Here is a sampling.
by: Amy Quesinberry Community Editor

60TH WINTER PARK SIDEWALK ART FESTIVAL

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, March 15, and Saturday, March 16, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at Winter Park’s Central Park along Park Avenue. The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival is one of the nation’s most prestigious outdoor art festivals. Each year, more than 350,000 visitors enjoy the show. Expect to see dazzling sculpture and glass for the big pocketbook as well as smaller works to please just about anyone. Enjoy Friday night’s jazz concert, children’s workshop village and school art exhibits, and great food and sidewalk cafes.  Come out for this annual tradition in Winter Park. Be sure to leave your dogs at home when you visit the festival; they are not allowed to enter the event. For more information, visit wpsaf.org.

 

LENTEN FISH FRY

4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 15, and continuing Fridays through April 12, at Resurrection Catholic Church, 1211 Winter Garden-Vineland Road, Winter Garden. Dinner includes baked and fried fish, potato, cole slaw, hush puppies, vegetables, drinks and dessert. Cost is $9 for adults, $5 for children 5-12. Credit cards are accepted. Meals are available to go. (407) 656-3113.

 

2ND ANNUAL TOWN OF WINDERMERE ST. PATRICK’S DAY EVENT

4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 16, in downtown Windermere. There will be live music, food trucks, bounce houses, adult games, silent auction items and green beer and Guinness. The event is sponsored by the Windermere Police Department Foundation Inc. and honors the late Officer Robert German.

 

KWPB LAKE KNOWLES CLEANUP

8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, March 16, at Lake Knowles at the intersection of Knowles Circle and Elm Avenue. Keep Winter Park Beautiful and the city’s lakes division will be hosting an invasive species snail removal in Lake Knowles. Meet for supplies at the southeast side of the lake and arrive wearing closed-toe shoes and be prepared to wade in knee-deep water. The cleanup is for anyone ages 12 years old and older. Minors will need a liability waiver filled out by parent/guardian prior to participating in the cleanup. Gloves, buckets/bags and litter grabbers will be provided, as well as snack bars and water. Take your own reusable bottle. To request the waiver or if you have questions, contact [email protected].

 

A ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION

3 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe, 8300 Vineland Ave., Orlando. Join the Basilica Choir and the Emerald String Quartet for an afternoon of traditional sacred and secular Irish favorites and new music with a Celtic flair. Excerpts from “Riverdance” will be performed.  An audience sing-a-long of Irish favorites will round out the afternoon. Admission is $25 for adults; under 12 are free. (407) 239-6600, Ext. 317, or [email protected].

 

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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