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Rollins College's Winter Park Institute presents journalist and expert on China Orville Schell in a talk about climate change and why the melting of the Himalayas matters. Schell is director of the Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations in New York City and leads new programs on the environment, the media and foreign policy in an effort promote more constructive dialogue between key Chinese and American leaders. The event is from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11 in the Bush Auditorium.

Join your friends at Neiman Marcus Orlando in the Mall at Millenia at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11 to kick off the 2010 holiday season. The Friends of the Jewish Pavilion, along with Maria Berman and Ilene Stone are co-hosting an annual event featuring the Fall 2010 Trends in Fashion. The proceeds of this event will benefit the Jewish Pavilion. For information about purchasing tickets, call Nancy Ludin, executive director at 407-678-9363.

Lighthouse Central Florida's limited-seating "Dining in the Dark" event will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11 at Lighthouse Central Florida's headquarters in Orlando. Visit for more information.

Fight heart disease with Beauty from the Inside Out: A Go Red For Women Makeover Event from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12 at the Capricci Ricci Salon, 272 W. New England Ave. RSVP by Friday to Katie Dolphin at 407-481-6317 or [email protected]

The Peacock Ball will honor The Morse Museum and Jeannette and Hugh McKean at the Winter Park Civic Center at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12. Tickets are sold out. For more information, call 407-647-2330.

Join Florida Hospital in an annual celebration of Thanksgiving through songs of joy and stories of praise with contemporary Christian vocalists from 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12 at Calvary Assembly Church, 1199 Clay St. For more information, contact Florida Hospital Mission Development at 407-303-7711 ext. 31.

Celebrate the Birth of Baha'u'llah, the Prophet and Founder of the Baha'i Faith at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12 at the University Club of Winter Park, 841 N. Park Ave. Call George and Farideh Via for more information at 407-647-7798.

The Bach Festival Society is pleased to bring renowned string quartet Brooklyn Rider to Central Florida for a residency and program from Wednesday, Nov. 10 through Friday, Nov. 12, followed by a public performance in Tiedtke Concert Hall, 1000 Holt Ave., at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13. Performance tickets range from $30 to $40. Call the box office at 407-646-2182 or visit for more information.

The Winter Park Women's Club, 419 S. Interlachen Ave., is hosting Winter Park Crew Boosters Annual Silent Auction "An Evening on Boathouse Row" from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13. Visit to buy tickets or call Meggen Wilson at 407-414-2947.

The Eighth Annual Pugsgiving is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13 at the Maitland Civic Center and will include a fantastic day of pug and family oriented activities. Visit for more information.

The Winter Park Florida Blue center, 434 N. Orlando Ave., invites local residents to its monthly Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13 and is offering attendees free health screenings, expert one-on-one consultations, relaxing massages and more. For more information, visit

Orange County is hosting a local celebration and recognizing 20 years of curbside recycling on Orange County Recycles Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13 at the Orange County Landfill, 12100 Young Pine Road. For more information, call the Orange County Utilities Solid Waste Hotline at 407-836-6601.

Winter Park Presbyterian Church's annual Alternative Global Christmas Market, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13 at 400 S. Lakemont Ave. offers shoppers the opportunity to purchase unique gifts that support local and global organizations like Women of Peace/Nigeria, Heifer International, and Coalition for the Homeless. For more information call the church office at 407-647-1467.

The American Association of University Women invites you to join educated women from a variety of professions for monthly meetings at 9 a.m. Saturday mornings at the First Congregational Church, 225 S. Interlochen Ave. The Saturday, Nov. 13 session features Dr. Lesia Crumpton-Young, professor of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems at UCF. Contact [email protected] or 407-369-4826 for more information, reservations and prices.

Raphsodic Cooperative Bakery, 710 N. Mills Ave., is hosting a free reception for "Full Circle", a solo exhibition of the work of Marsha De Broske from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13. The Arts Hub provides artist representation, custom art placement, promotion and curatorial services to regional artists and galleries. Contact Brad Biggs at 407-247-4552 or Jason L. Lee at 321-662-9073, or via e-mail at [email protected] for more information.

St. Luke's Concert Series presents the UCF Symphony Orchestra for a free performance of Beethoven's "Symphony No. 7" and "Coriolan Overture", as well as UCF Solo Competition winner, Joel Batchler, performing "Piano Concerto No. 3" in C minor at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13. For more information, call 407-365-3408 or visit

The Porcelain Art Exhibit at the University Club of Winter Park through Monday, Nov. 29 features original hand-painted porcelain works by the members of the Central Florida Porcelain Artists. An open house show and sale will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14. For more information, call 407-359-8919 or 407-629-2125.

The Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra is having their annual Concerto Competition Finals Recital at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14 at the Mennello Museum of American Art in Loch Haven Park. For more information, please visit or call 407-999-7800.

The Florida Collegiate Summer League will hold its third Annual 2010 Florida League Celebrity Golf Tournament at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 15 at Interlachen Country Club. The tournament will start with registration at 10 a.m., followed by a casual lunch. Registration is $2,500 per foursome, which includes four playing spots, lunch, dinner and eight tickets to the Sunday evening, pre-tournament pairings dinner where players get introduced to their celebrity teammate. E-mail [email protected] for more information.

The "Fair Tax: A Tax Whose Time Has Come, or Not" debate will be held at the University Club of Winter Park at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16. Call 407-644-6149 or visit for more information.

The Winter Park Garden Club, 1300 S. Denning Drive, is hosting Glenn Cunningham, the butterfly specialist from Lukas Nursery for "Butterfly Habitat Loss-What We Can Do" at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16. Call 407-644-577 for more information.

Fun with Flowers is a make-and-take workshop for a fall arrangements taught by Barbara Willey at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17 at the Winter Park Garden Club, 1300 S. Denning Drive. The cost is $20. Call 407-644-5770 for more information.

Cup O' Soul in Winter Park is having a book signing of "From Central Florida to College: Essays that Opened Doors" from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18.

The Orange Audubon Society is presenting Colonial Waterbird Conservation in Florida by Ann Paul at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18 at Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave. Call 407-637-2525 or visit for more information.

The University Club of Winter Park is hosting Film Club –"The Captain's Paradise" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18. Call 407-644-6149 or visit for more information.

NAIOP Central Florida, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, will host its 13th Annual "Rumble Food & Wine Festival, Charity and UCF Masters Degree Programs Auction" from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18 at the Wachovia Building Lobby, 800 N. Magnolia Ave. The cost is $45 for NAIOP members, $65 for non-members and $20 for students. For additional information, call the NAIOP office at 407-227-7461.

The Orlando Garden Club, 710 E. Rollins St., presents the program "Thanksgiving through Charity" with guest speaker Betty Turner representing The Russell Home for Atypical Children in South Orlando starting at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 19. Bring donations of canned goods and packaged dry goods. The Russell Home is the only private, non-profit facility of its kind for severely handicapped children in Central Florida, and operates solely on contributions from the Central Florida Community.

Dr. Mark Trolice of Fertility C.A.R.E. will take the stage on Friday, Nov. 19 at Leu Gardens as Mark Romeo (his stage name in honor of his late father) with the Frank Vardaros Jazz Orchestra, performing the music of Frank Sinatra. Tickets are $150 per couple or $80 per person. Contact Preya Shivdat at 321-397-3868 or visit

Family Calendar

The Winter Park High School Sports Hall of Fame is hosting their 16th Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony from 5:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13 at The Winter Park Historical Museum and Farmer's Market Banquet Hall in downtown Winter Park. The night will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail social with dinner to follow. The official ceremony and presentation of the inductees will begin at 7 p.m. For more information and a list of this year's inductees, visit

The Winter Park Women's Club, 419 S. Interlachen Ave., is hosting Winter Park Crew Boosters Annual Silent Auction "An Evening on Boathouse Row" from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13. Visit to buy tickets or call Meggen Wilson at 407-414-2947.

The Eighth Annual Pugsgiving is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13 at the Maitland Civic Center and will include a fantastic day of pug- and family-oriented activities. Visit for more information.

Winter Park's holiday ice skating rink is back in Central Park's West Meadow, 150 N. New York Ave. This year's rink is 20 percent larger and here two weeks longer for more skaters to enjoy from Saturday, Nov. 13 through Sunday, Jan. 9. For more information, e-mail [email protected]

Spend the day with your family and enjoy a visit with Shamu, arts and crafts, yummy food, fun activities, inflatables, a toddler area, fun for grandparents and their grandchildren and live entertainment at the Maitland JCC's 17th Annual Family Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14 at Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Springs. Visit for more information.

Families are invited to the Red-Nosed Reindeer Romp, a magical evening at the Orlando Museum of Art, from 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17. Admission to the event is $12 for all ages (children younger than 3 are free), and tickets may be purchased in advance at OMA or by calling 407-896-4231 extension 254. For more information, visit

Children's programming continues in the Maitland Public Library, 501 S. Maitland Ave. Call 407-647-7700 for information.

-6 p.m. Mondays: Bedtime Stories

-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays: Preschoolers Story Time and Crafts

-10:30 a.m. Thursdays: Babies Stories

-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13 is Second Saturday – Live Clue! in celebration of National Gaming Day at your Library. Live Clue! is a program based on the popular board game where you become the character!


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