Filmmakers will showcase their work at the Florida Film Festival at the Enzian Theater in Maitland, which runs through April 17. Visit FloridaFilmFestival.com for film and event times and to purchase tickets.
The Friends of the Maitland Public Library Spring Book Sale is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 14 to Sunday, April 17 at the Maitland Public Library.
The University Club of Winter Park is hosting “Tales of Hoffman”, an opera appreciation night, at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 14. Admission is free but donations are accepted. Enjoy the renowned Placido Domingo in Offenbach’s “Tales of Hoffman”. Bring your favorite snacks for the intermission table. Contact 407-644-6149 or visit UniversityClubWinterPark.org
The Central Florida Anthropological Society will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 14 at Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave. The speaker will be Dr. Sarah Barber, an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Central Florida specializing in the origins and organization of complex societies in Mesoamerica. The title of the talk is, “Mexico’s Forgotten Coast: Ancient Canoe Trade on the ‘Mar del Sur.’” The meeting is free and open to the public. Contact 321-948-3994.
Does Florida have a future? Join Florida’s leading scholars from environmental studies, history, politics and literature to discuss what Florida might look like decades from now. This event is at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 14 in the Galloway Room, Rollins College.
The Morse Museum will host the Friday Brown Bag Matinee at noon on Friday, April 15, featuring the 50-minute length “Gardens and Galleries” at the Hugh F. and Jeannette G. McKean Pavilion, 161 W. Canton Ave. Admission is free.
Performing Arts of Maitland will perform at the Maitland Chamber of Commerce’s Spring Arts Festival at Lake Lily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 16-17. Admission is free.
The Bach Festival Society of Winter Park concludes its 2010–2011 season with music of serene beauty by French composers Fauré, Poulenc, and Saint-Saëns. Concert times are at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16 and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 17 at the Knowles Memorial Chapel, Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave. Performance tickets range from $20 to $50. Contact 407-646-2182 or visit BachFestivalFlorida.org
The 2011 Great Strides Orlando is Saturday, April 16 at Lake Baldwin, Baldwin Park. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 8:30 a.m. Enjoy a 5k walk around Lake Baldwin starting and finishing at Harbor Park. After the walk, celebrate with entertainment, food and fun! Sign up at Orlando.CFF.org/GreatStrides
Crealdé School of Art invites you to the Second Annual Hannibal Square Folk Art and Craft Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 16, on the grounds surrounding the Hannibal Square Heritage Center, 642 New England Ave. Also visit “The Art of Uncle Monday and Other Florida Tales”, open April 15 through Aug. 27.
On Saturday, April 16, Kids House of Seminole will be hosting it’s fourth Annual Field of Dreams Gala at The Venue at The University of Central Florida. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with a reception and transition at 7:30 p.m. to the dinner and program. Sponsorship opportunities are available, and individual seats are $250. Contact Director of Development Marcie Dearth at 407-324-3036 or at [email protected]
The spring 2011 Homespun Chic Marketplace will take place from 2:30-6 p.m. Sunday, April 17, at the Winter Park Farmer’s Market located in downtown Winter Park. The event will feature 25 local artisans selling their handmade wares varying from postcards to plush, children’s clothing to chic jewelry. Visit HomeSpunChicMarketplace.com
The Maitland Symphony Orchestra is performing from 9:30-11 a.m. Sunday, April 17 for free at the First Presbyterian Church of Maitland.
The University Club of Winter Park offers ballroom dancing lessons at 7 p.m. every Monday. Contact 407-644-6149. Effective Monday, May 2, line dance instruction will be offered the first Monday night of the month instead of ballroom dancing.
The Zumba Fitness class with Jenny at the Winter Park Farmer’s Market indoor facility is held Mondays at 7 p.m. E-mail [email protected]
The “Education: Failing or Passing?” debate is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, at the University Club of Winter Park. The debate is free and open to the public. Contact 407-644-6149 or visit UniversityClubWinterPark.org
The free, general meeting, Alligator Princess of America’s Nile is from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, April 20 at the Winter Park Garden Club, 1300 S. Denning Drive. Michelle Thatcher of the Florida Conservation District will describe her solo journey down the St. John’s River. Contact 407-644-5770 or visit AlligatorPrincess.com
The 26th Annual Taste of Winter Park presented by CenturyLink is from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, at the Winter Park Farmer’s Market, 200 W. New England Ave. Order tickets at WinterPark.org
American Association of Individual Investors, Central Florida Chapter, will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, April 20, at the University Club of Winter Park, 841 N. Park Ave. Check-in begins at 6:30 p.m. and the speaker begins at 7 p.m. Pre-registered price is $5 for AAII members, $7 for non-members or $10 at the door for everyone. Call 407-644-1607 or visit AAII.com
The Orange Audubon Society is hosting a free program, 38 years of snake farming by George VanHorn, at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave. Contact 407-637-2525 or visit OrangeAudubonFL.org
Edible Landscapes is on Thursday, April 21. Gardening celebrity Tom MacCubbin, author of the Florida Gardener’s Resource, radio show host and former Orange County Extension Agent, will bring his wonderful wit, wisdom and lots of stories and information that will share how to make more room in your garden for things you love to eat and keep it looking tidy and decorative at the same time. Do not miss this class! The cost for this class is $8 for museum members and $10 for non-members. The box lunch is available at a cost of $10, paid in advance. Register at [email protected] or by phone 407-647-6294. All registrations must be received no later than Tuesday the week of the class.
The University Club of Winter Park is hosting Film Night at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 21, featuring “Amelie”. Admission is free and donations are accepted. Contact 407-644-6149 or visit UniversityClubWinterPark.org
The Morse Museum is hosting its Friday Brown Bag Matinee at noon on Friday, April 22. This free event is featuring the 58-minute length “Chihuly Gardens and Glass” at the Hugh F. and Jeannette G. McKean Pavilion, 161 W. Canton Ave., just behind the museum.
The Morse Museum has its free Easter Weekend Open House from Friday, April 22 to Sunday, April 24. The museum is open Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, 1–4 p.m. during the Easter weekend.
The 19th Annual Jeannette Genius McKean “Run for the Trees” is at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, April 23. This annual 5K run/walk will begin at Showalter Field, 2525 Cady Way, and finish on beautiful Genius Drive, which is open to the public only once a year for this magnificent event. Visit TrackShack.com
The Orlando Garden Club is hosting “A Standard Flower Show” at Loch Haven Park, 710 E. Rollins St. This event is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 23.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida will host its inaugural Wine Women & Shoes fundraising event from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at the Royal Plaza, 1905 Hotel Plaza Blvd., Lake Buena Vista. For more information on Wine Women & Shoes or on how you can purchase a ticket and help defeat hunger in Central Florida, please visit WineWomenAndShoes.com/SecondHarvest
The 2011 Winter Park Paint Out, A Plein Air Invitational, is April 23-30, at the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens. The Florida Plein Air Masters exhibit runs from May 1-8. Contact 407-647-6294 for additional information or visit WinterParkPaintOut.org
Pizza Wars is from 6-9 p.m. Sunday, April 17, at JCC Maitland, 851 N. Maitland Ave. Contact Julie Varkonyi at [email protected] or 407-645-5933 extension 238. Visit OrlandoJCC.org
Parents Morning Out is from 8:30-10 a.m. Thursday, April 21. Join Whole Foods Market Winter Park every third Thursday at the front of the store for a complimentary cup of Allegro coffee, breakfast pastry and a free five-minute massage compliments of Take 5 Massage.
“Kids Club: Earth Month” is at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 23 at Whole Foods Market Winter Park. Kids ages 6-11 are invited for activities to celebrate Earth Month and the environment. Snacks are provided. Class size is limited. Registration required at Customer Service.
The 57th Annual Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday, April 23, in Central Park. Children 10 and younger can begin lining up at 9:30 a.m. The hunt will begin promptly at 10 a.m. Children with special needs are also encouraged to join in the fun. Call 407-599-3203.
Calvary Assembly Orlando is hosting Easter Eggstravaganza 2011 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 23 at 1199 Clay St. Free Easter egg hunt starts at 12:15 p.m. Games include an egg toss, rock wall, inflatable slide, bungee run and prizes, plus a free iPad giveaway!
The Take Stock in Children Golf Tournament is Monday, April 25, at the Lake Nona Golf and Country Club. Eighth-grade to sign contracts in which they promise to get good grades, behave positively and remain drug and crime free. In exchange, they get mentors who help them stay in high school. The students’ reward for graduating is a 2+2 scholarship that pays two years of tuition at any state college and the following two years of tuition at a state university. Visit Valenciacc.edu/Golf or call Elisha Gonzalez-Bonnewitz at 407-582-3120.
The 2011 Night on Broadway features “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”, produced by Winter Park High School Choral Department, countless volunteers and Broadway professionals. The musical will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on three nights, Thursday, April 28 through Saturday, April 30, at the Ann Derflinger Auditorium, 2100 Summerfield Road. Reserved seating is $15. Order tickets by phone at 407-617-9096 or at [email protected]
This year marks the Whole Foods Market Winter Park store’s 13th anniversary. Join the celebration party, featuring barbecue, DJ, photo booth, games and more, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 30.